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Chris Johnson and Justin Upton made a nice Diamondcomeback last night.  To welcome them back, everyone in attendance received a visiting team home run ball.  Upton and Johnson went a combined 7-for-9, 3 runs, 5 RBIs with two homers as they both came a triple short of the cycle.  Their trade to Atlanta for infielder Martin Prado and four prospects was a trade that Kevin Towers said was done because his team needed a facelift.  That facelift looks about as good as Bruce Jenner’s, and right now Justin Upton is Ray J having sex with Kris, Kourtney, Khloe and Kim while making some wack-ass rap video about it.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

B.J. Upton – Has a shoulder contusion after being hit by a Wade Miley pitch.  Best contact he’s made all year.

Jose Altuve – Suffered a dislocated jaw after he was run over by Paredes; my father went the same way.  I guess Altuve’s jaw doesn’t love a Paredes.  When a five-foot man collides with a bag of marshmallows it could be serious, so he got relatively lucky.   With his dislocated jaw, it’s gonna make it harder for him to bite ankles.  (David Eckstein, the Head Sparky Anklebiter in Charge, represented for Razzball Nation.  Video courtesy of frequent commenter, English Mets Fan.  BTW, that video was done with forced perspective.  The table he’s sitting at is from a doll house.)  Altuve says he should be able to play Tuesday, because he’s built like a Mack Truck (one of those tiny Mack Trucks 3-year-olds play with).

Bryce Harper – Left the game last night after face planting against the wall.  Major League Baseball has announced they are suspending the outfield wall for ten games.  The wall doesn’t plan to appeal.  Perhaps someone should explain to Harper that playing “balls to the wall” isn’t meant literally.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, 1.69 ERA on the year.  How did I rank him so high and not draft him in any leagues?  Not a rhetorical question, more of a cry for help.

Austin Jackson – To the 15-day DL with what medical practitioners call, “Not being hamstrong enough.”

Avisail Garcia – Tigers called him up.  Some of youse will say, “It’s about time.”  Others will say, “Who cares?”  Still others will say, “I have a picture of a cat on a schooner that I animated in Photoshop and I call it an Avisail.”  You’re all right in your own way, though the first one of youse are righter.  Avisail was in the top 50 fantasy baseball prospects and touched on, in the non-sexual way, in Scott’s Tigers minor league preview.  Let’s go there and copy and paste that, “The 21-year-old is prone to the whiff, but he just might be good enough to overcome that flaw.  In any regard, if he can practice more patience at the plate, he could blossom into a perpetually awesome outfielder.  Or as Grey would say, he could Mayim Bialik into redonkulous.”  Hmm, that is true, I would say that.  Avisail was called up to replace the DL’d Austin Jackson.  It’s like the Tigers are going in alphabetical order.  Get ready for the call-up, Avril Lavigne!  So far this year, Avisail was hitting .432 in Triple-A with one homer.  He doesn’t have huge power or speed, but can contribute both with a decent average.  Right now, he’s platooning, so outside of AL-Only leagues, I’d hold tight.

Andy Dirks – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He now has 3 homers in the last week, and two steals in the last ten games.  Andy’s getting his 15 minutes of hot schmotato fame.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-2, 1 run and hitting .438 in the last week and hitting .326.  Can’t smuggle that H pass Saberhagenmetricians who would like to point out how Jhonny hit .299 in 2011.  Peralta may just be an odd man in.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  His 1st homer also came against the Astros.  I just thought of a fun All-Star Game festivity — V-Mart and Josh Hamilton in a Home Run Derby vs. Astros pitchers.

Bud Norris – 5 IP, 7 ER, but it was reported he left the game with back spasms.  Did Bo Porter have worse back spasms so he couldn’t pull him from the game?

Aaron Hill – Hand hasn’t healed enough to start baseball activities.  Spitting is fine, but scratching himself is still a no go.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3 with his 10th homer.  Au Shizz!

Mike Moustakas – 0-for-5 as the Royals scored 11 runs.  Ticker tease!  When I said I was glad you turned a corner, I didn’t mean for you to keep turning corners and end up back in Shitsville.

Billy Butler – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs.  What’s that, Butler?  Oh!  Sorry, he prefers I call RBIs ribbies.

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Considering I’ve picked up and dropped about 70 players already, I will say Cain is the only one I regret.  That’s not a bad ratio.  See how good I am at lying to myself?  Now I know how Kevin Towers feels.

Joe Blanton – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  At least he’ll be getting home to cookies baked by the Stream-o-Nator.

Jon Niese – His neck is hurting.  That’s called whiplash.  Better your neck hurts than where it hurts for his fantasy owners.

Zack Wheeler – Some unnamed source says the Mets will wait to call him up until the final days of May to as late as June 10th.  Hey, Deep Throat, blow me!  I stand by my timetable I gave on Friday during my Zack Wheeler fantasy.  He will be called up within the week or the first week in June.

Rick Ankiel – 0-for-3, 1 run as he signed with the Mets to take more at-bats away from Jordany Valdespin.  Ankiel could also be the Mets 2nd best starter.  What a sad, desperate move this is by the Mets.  To paraphrase Young the Giant, the dark world aches for Jordany Valdespin oh oh.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I saw D. Murphy in the box score and I thought it was David Murphy.  I need a nap.  *claps hands*  And I’m back!

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Last night, he must’ve slept at an Eponymous Inn.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Mets in Busch.  His line in Metco would’ve been 12 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 18 Ks.  Seriously, I have a calculator that does this.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .294.  It might seem like I have some sorta predisposition for hating Carpenters in St. Louis, but before Local 147 sends me hate mail, I don’t.  I’m just pretty underwhelmed by Carpenter.  I mean, runs and average are nice, but three homers, 11 RBIs and zero steals?  Kinda yawnstipating.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3 with his 7th homer.  Yes, he’s still hot.  Yes, you should still own him.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Here’s a new pool game for kids.  One kid closes his eyes, yells out Marco and the other kids yell, “Where the hell you been?!”  Estrada might be able to give some value still, but I’m not going back to him in most mixed leagues until he goes more than one game without a homer allowed.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 1 RBI and 3 steals.  Now hitting .368 with 13 steals to go along with 6 homers.  Oh, so Hanley hasn’t retired in Los Angeles.  Let’s take a moment to revisit our 2nd favorite fantasy baseball ‘pert.  That’s totally unfair.  I was pretty wrong on Segura, too.  He could get 75 runs by the All-Star Break!

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 steals.  Not to take anything away from Aoki or Segura, but the Pirates backup catcher, Michael McKenry is hideous at throwing out baserunners.  He’s allowed 17 steals and has caught one guy.

Wei-Yin Chen – Headed to the DL, but instead of the O’s giving us the O face by bringing up Kevin Gausman.  It looks like Steve Johnson or Jair Jurrjens will get the rotation spot.  Johnson isn’t good and Jar-Jar is far-far from good.

Vidal Nuno – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks as he got the spot start in the 2nd game of the doubleheader, which looked like a dead ball era doubleheader with the Highlanders taking on the Spiders until about the 7th inning of the 2nd game.  Or yesterday’s doubleheader is like when you go into work on Monday hungover, check Facebook for about two hours, spend an hour Google chatting this girl you’re trying to nail, tweet a few things you think are funny to celebrities who ignore you and then repeat the same after lunch until about 4:30 when you organize your email inbox for thirty minutes and feel like you accomplished something.

David Phelps – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks.  Has a 9+ K/9 and a manageable 3.82 walk rate with a xFIP much lower than his ERA.  I.e., I’d start to look at him in 12-team mixed leagues.  With all of that said (yup, here’s the reversal), I don’t trust him for his next start vs. the Blue Jays, but the two starts after that are the Rays and Mess.  I’d consider him in those.

Lonnie Chisenhall – Demoted to Triple-A.  Or as the headline would say if Chisenhall mattered, “Lonnie Gonnie.”

Justin Masterson – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Like the original pimps that John Singleton directs masturbatory films about who dropped the “er” from gangster, Justin was Mastason.  A mastaful paformance that makes me regret dropping him.  At least we kept it in the Razzball family because Rudy picked him up for yesterday’s start.  *shakes fist at the sky*   Damn you, Rudy!  (Though, as mentioned, it’s hard to pick up anyone that I haven’t dropped at least once.)

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He looks like he has 17 pitches in his arsenal, and can throw at least two of them for strikes once in a while.  Bauer will now return to Columbus.  If only he could long toss himself there.

Hector Santiago – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Not a great game, but I watched every pitch and he looked fine.  Was a bit rattled when Alexei bobbled an easy double play ball that would’ve got him out of an inning that saw four runs score (3 unearned).  He made two legitimate mistakes to Aaron Hicks with the bases empty, and one of those came when he was gassed and should’ve been out of the game.  I’d hold him in most leagues.

Charlie Blackmon – 0-for-3.  Have no idea why Blackmon was called up before Tyler Colvin.  I’m guessing affirmative action.

Josh Rutledge – 1-for-3 with his 5th homer.  He also has 5 steals.  He’s been more than serviceable, but all I’m saying is wait until Colorado gets hot in the summer and balls are flying out of Coors.

Travis Wood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I really have no idea where the Ks are, but who cares?  He has a 2.03 ERA on the year with a 0.90 WHIP.  No, he’s not this good, but do you have an xFIP category in your league?  Do you even know what xFIP is?  Are you waiting for him to get hit hard in August to say I told you so?  Pick him up!

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 4th homer.  That’s to go along with his 5 steals.  Don’t read the next line while sitting in a running car in your garage, but he’s been better than Matt Kemp.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and two homers.  Both shots he hit were bombs (I mean, they were in Hubert H. Homerfree Dome, after all) and he gave me the impression that he could hit 15-20 homers with solid speed without the horrendous Ks at some point.  He’s still hitting .152, but I could see grabbing him with the hope this is the confidence boost he needs.  Or whatever boost he was using to scale the outfield fence to rob a Dunn homer.

Justin Morneau – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs (28 on the year), hitting .296.  2 homers on the year ain’t pretty, but his year so far has to give Brian Roberts, The Concusstador, hope.

Jason Grilli – Jetted in the jet when he got some news from home.  Might be away from the club for a few days.  I grabbed Melancon to potentially vulture some saves.  Hopefully, Grilli’s gone for a while, but because of something non-serious like he won the lottery and is gonna go to the Seychelles for a few months.

Erick Aybar – Most likely returning on Tuesday.  Hey, that’s today — thanks, iCal!

Tony Cingrani – He said he wouldn’t be surprised if he was sent down, saying, “Whatever they tell me to do, I will do.  Leake has been here for four years…”  Damn, Cingrani’s got game!  That’s like a Master PUA dropping a neg.  Cingrani may as well have said, “The Reds loyalty is admirable, even if it means they go with the lesser pitcher.”  I don’t think Cingrani is going to be sent down as things currently stand, but he may get Leake’s phone number now.

Ryan Braun – Sat out yesterday with a sore neck.  Roenicke said, “(Braun) woke up with it stiffer again and fought pretty good for a couple days.”  Damn, no wonder the ladies love The Hebrew Hammer.

Colby Lewis – Had a small setback and received an anti-inflammatory injection.  On the for serious, this is why him, Beachy, Pineda and all of these guys might pitch well this year or might all start twice in September and that’s it.

Jason Heyward – Aiming for a return on Friday.  $5 says ESPN will tell you on Thursday to get him in your lineup.  Then the ESPN Hindsighter will tell you, “He could be great if he doesn’t slump,” or something else inane.

Mike Minor – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He’s challenging you to be better, Medlen.  Accept the challenge!

Brian McCann – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.   Okay, I’m convinced, he’s healthy.  Can I travel back to last week and drop Salvador Perez for him?  Who’s coming with me to the DeLorean dealership?

Coco Crisp – Aiming for a Wednesday return.  Coco Crisp said he felt grrrrrrrreat.

Krispie Young – Felt renewed soreness in his quad and won’t return on Wednesday.  So Crisp good, Krispie not so much.  Moral of the story, extra time in the deep fryer isn’t always good.

A.J. Griffin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He’s been one of the few MediaOAKers that has been as good on the road as at home, but I still feel much more confident starting him at O.co.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-2 with his 7th homer, but left early due to a stomach ache, which should just be spelled stomache.  I fixed you English language, you’re welcome!

Josh Beckett – 3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Apparently, he was averaging about a minute per pitch last night, so Mattingly cut his night short because he forget to DVR The Voice.  It’s no great insight, but right now Beckett looks lost and is not startable against anyone.

Zack Greinke – It’s undecided whether or not he will start Wednesday.  He can pitch, but the Dodgers are worried about something unforeseen with his collarbone.  Since hitters wear elbow pads, shin guards and helmets, can’t Greinke wear a suit of armor?

Brandon League – Don Mattingly said he’s still the closer xfor nowx.  See, he didn’t only do air quotes but his fingers were crossed, too.

  1. gareth says:
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    Just traded morse for segura in my head to head league. Have Rutledge and lowrie too but what the heck. Segura has been awesome. Good trade?

    Which spare shortstop would you trade and what kind of a return could I expect?

    • Gavin says:
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      @gareth: God your league is awful. You know it was a good trade. But keep humblebragging.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Gavin: nice humblebragging drop there, Grey, put that in the glossary

      • Gareth says:
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        @Gavin: LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Sounds good… I’d trade Lowrie… No idea what you need…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey:

        Probably a second base upgrade over Rutledge. Actually scrap that. Just a really sneaky good bat to put in the Utility Slot that someone would trade for Lowrie. Any Names spring to mind?

        Is it me or do they really rag on me in here?

        Humblebragger Out.

        • Gavin says:
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          @Gareth: I can’t speak for anyone else, but I certainly rag on you. You’re the guy who’s in a shitty public league who needs no help winning because 90% of the managers stopped playing, but still asks questions every day about who he should trade/pick up, either out of boredom or wanting to feel a part of something. So for that, I will rag on you where appropriate. :)

          • Gareth says:
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            @Gavin: Says the man who answers Grey questions when no one asks him to.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Gavin: Also the question today was for my head to head league, not the shitty CBS public league.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Gavin: you’re a mean one, Mr Gavin… I mean Grinch.

            • Gavin says:
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              @Gareth: I hate cats. Sorry.

              • Gareth says:
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                @Gavin: I’m not a Cat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lowrie’s not going to get much… Maybe Willingham-type… Maybe Cruz? Hard to know who in your league wants Lowrie and want they have to give…

  2. Matthew says:
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    I have Goldy Ike Frazier and Freeman(wired done dropped when DLed….schmuck)

    I am so weak at 2B I’m embarrassed to say who my 2bman is cause I missed Rutlidge who went really early on draft day.

    Would you do a Kipnis for Freeman?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Matthew: Freeman by a mile

      • ryan says:
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        @Gavin:

        Freeman by a mile? How on earth do you figure? Kipnis should go 20/20 with close to 100 runs. They were each drafted between the 4th and 7th rounds. Please explain your POV if you would.

        • Gavin says:
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          @ryan: I’d respond with how on earth do you project those #’s for Kipnis? He’s on pace for 75 runs, hasn’t proven he can hit 20 HR’s and who the hell knows what his avg will be? I like Freeman a lot more. Just my opinion.

        • Gareth says:
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          @ryan: “His Opinion.” Were you asking him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: Try to trade Frazier for Rutledge…

      • Matthew says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Sent the offer.

  3. Jason says:
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    I was just offered Ryu, Stanton and Samardzija for Harvey, Corbin and Gerardo Parra in a points league. Accept?

    • Nate says:
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      @Jason: Immediately. Yes.

      • Evan says:
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        @Nate: I wouldn’t, you’re downgrading at be pitcher position immensely, and Stanton is for sure coming back when his DL stint is up. You can get a lot better for Harvey by himself anyways

        • Evan says:
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          *isn’t

  4. RiffRaff says:
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    Ha! Love the link to Rudy’s blurb on Segura!
    Where would you rank him among SS for rest of season?
    Also, drop Arencibia for Sal Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RiffRaff: He’s top 5, maybe top 3… I’d go with Perez…

  5. paul says:
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    start Cashner vs the O’s?

    • mc serch says:
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      @paul: FWIW I’m sitting him on the road until we have a positive away-game experience …plus the O’s can mash, this is not an NL West matchup…hoping Cash dominates, but more likely we see some bird balls leaving the Yard

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      I’m not. All the signs point to benching him for this start and I don’t want to be mad at myself for starting him on what seems like an obvious bench. But I want to…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paul: I’d sit him like Serch said

      • Bubba says:
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        @Grey: Sat him…wish I didn’t.

  6. Fister Furbush says:
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    I gave up Medlan for Mike Stanton. Sound fair?
    My pitching now looks like..

    Iwakuma
    Patrick Corbin
    Jake Peavy
    Gio
    AJ Burnett
    Gallardo
    and I’m waiting for Cueto to get back

    My hitting will soon look like:

    Stanton Cargo and And Beltran with Aoki awaiting in the wings for OF….Weiters, E5, Altuve ,Tulo, Beltre and Headley to round it off. (Your thoughts please?)

    Hot weather in Colorado and the Great American Giancarlo Stanton getting back can’t come here fast enough. That’s what she said.

    FF

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Fister Furbush:

      Medlen for Stanton?

      wow. just. wow.

      • Nate says:
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        @apoxonbothyourhouses: That would have got vetoed in any of the leagues I’m in… that’s an unbelievable trade.

  7. TC says:
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    If Altuve goes on the DL, who’s the best pickup?
    Infante
    Raburn
    Punto
    Mercer
    Or others?
    Thanks in advance,

    • MrMojoRisin says:
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      @TC: Infante, is kinda hot and is 4-for-4 off today’s opposing pitcher, so at least for today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TC: Infante

  8. @hejustsaidmobydick says:
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    Would you trade Matt Harvey for Carlos Gonzalez?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @@hejustsaidmobydick:

      yeah , he would .
      he said , yesterday , that he trade darvish for kemp !

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        and darvish should get 5 – 8 more wins than harvey ,
        and about 60 – 80 more strikeouts , this year .

        i don’t there’s much doubt that cargo will out-perform kemp .

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    Looks like Granderson could be activated today. Yankees have a tough decision on who to sit as Gardner, Wells, and Ichiro have all been hitting well. How do you see this working out? If Gardner starts to lose some starts, does he become droppable in a 10 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Gardner’s gonna lose playing time… Guess wait a day or two to see how it plays out…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Is Gardner droppable in a shallow league then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Probably

  10. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Do you still like Santiago for his next start against the Angels? There is also speculation he could lose his rotation spot to Danks when he returns. Hopefully it’s Axelrod.

    2) Beachy or Garza?

    Thanks!

    • Help Me Jesus says:
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      @bossmanjunior: i think Garza if your league is QS, if wins, they’re about the same.

      • Q says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Beachy stashed in a Keeper League. Could stash Garza instead? Still like Garza better next year and beyond? (My pitching in good shape and doubtful I need either one for THIS year.)

        Thanks!!!

        • Grey

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          Hold

  11. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    12 team mixed/redraft league….Have Zimmerman at 3B, J.Upton/A-Gon/Choo as OF. Aoki is a FA and shouldn’t be. Who is the odd man out Frazier or Victorino for UTL?

    Thanks

  12. Grey and anyone else who wants to comment– Friend of mine just dealt to get Morneau and gave up Pujols. Who else thinks Pujols is toast and who thinks he’s coming back? BTW, I still believe in Lincecum, if that’s any indication of my thinking on this matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: I don’t think he’s toast…

  13. Hunter says:
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    Someone just offered me Stanton for my Alex Gordon in a redraft league. Not knowing Stanton’s timeline, you have to decline, right?

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      As an Alex Gordon owner I would accept with trepidation. But I’m in 1st place and can afford to gamble on the upside.

    • Nate says:
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      @Hunter: I’d keep the trade up for a few days (maybe stretch it out a week and let the other owner know you’re thinking it over) … wait to hear some news, if nothing comes I’d accept and know you bought yourself an extra week.

  14. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    re : zimmerman
    you had him ranked inside your top 15 sp ‘s .

    i think you might have touched off a riot in here if you did draft him ,
    since you advocate not drafting any sp ‘s until about #’s 25 – 30 .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      check that .
      totally off-base here .

      just re-read your top 20 and top 40 rankings .
      forgot about how you like to skip over some tiers .

      off the top of my skull , could only remember you pushing greinke .

      yeah , we should have both drafted zimmermann .

      (and iwakuma) .

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        It’s because he subconciously couldn’t take a pitcher that doesn’t get k’s that high.
        Plus Zimm didn’t exactly tumble in drafts and we probably all already had Grienke so I was filling out starting hitters.

        My last 2 picks before Zimm: Choo and C.Santana. Next 2 after he was gone: Gordon and Trumbo.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @costaricanchata: Yeah, that could be… Sometimes guys fall though and I can get them anyway…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: he advocates that as a measure of total overall picks. if some league lets zimm fall to where he’s an acceptbable buy, then i’m sure anyone using grey’s strategy (the pitcher pairing with the tiers and all that) including grey himself would’ve taken zimm.

  15. ferris says:
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    like axford to regain the closer role?

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @ferris: SAGNOF! While you’ve been waiting on Axford 3 new closers were christened and an angel in heaven died. You could have picked up D Hernandez or H Bell or J Tazawa or K Gregg. I promise you one of them was available 2 weeks ago. Ax is lost my man. Lost in the woods. Even once he regains the job, can you stand the WHIP?

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @yeshcheese:

        KRod was promoted Sunday to AAA in Nash-Vegas…

  16. The Thumb says:
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    Hahaha! @ the Astro Derby!

    Anywho, with Jackson on the DL, the speed/runs of my outfield have taken a hit.
    Should I pick up one of Venable/Pierre/Dirks or accept a trade of Frieri for Torii?

    Grazie

    • Grey

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      @The Thumb: Thanks! Dirks… I’d take Frieri, depends on needs…

  17. BringdaRuckus says:
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    Streaming question for today. Do I start Cashner, Tillman, or Vargas tonight? Need K’s and wins! Pick one please! Thanks

  18. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team 5×5, Which three would you want in your stable:
    Wood, Masterson, Guthrie, Santana, Cingrani, Cashner, Bailey ???

    • Buge Hoobs says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Also, in looking at my bats,
      I picked up Lawrie earlier in the year not knowing how Pablo’s health would hold up. Now forced to start him (weekly lineup) with Stanton’s DL stint and A-Gon’s in/out status the past two weeks. Drop Lawrie for any of these? Wells, McLouth, De Aza, Parra, Cain, Loney, or C.Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Cingrani, Bailey, Guthrie… Hold Lawrie

  19. hankg says:
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    Drop Arcia to pick up L. Cain? Either player would rotate with Crisp and Victorino at utility. Thanks.

    • Gavin says:
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      @hankg: Cain

  20. Piranhaman says:
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    Grey, i’m disappointed with my 3rd SP’s struggling.

    i can’t see any optimism about Medlen’s FIP, BABIP, and hittable changeups & curveballs.

    (i should have followed your off-season prediction.)

    what can i do with him?

    i have Evan Gattis, and his playing time is decreasing as everybody knows.

    (but i expect he’ll get OF eligibility soon and enough playing time.)

    if i get a catcher for Medlen, who’d be possible?

    V-Mart? Wieters? are they too much for him?

    or drop Gattis and grab WW catcher? (J. Montero and R. Martin available.)

    need your advice..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman: Wieters… Go with Montero while you’re waiting…

  21. Lou Gee says:
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    No J Up mention?

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Lou Gee: Maybe you should read Grey’s opening paragraphs, I promise you it’s not like reading Mathew Berry’s.

      • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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        @nyydj2: well put

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Lou Gee: it’s in the FREAKING TITLE. jesus, you must read these things like those guys who read the end of a book first

    • Byron from Austin says:
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      @Lou Gee:

      lulz

  22. Frank Lynch says:
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    if you can pick 2, who would you have on your team- Lorenzo Cain, Josh Donaldson, Jhonny Peralta, Garrett Jones?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Frank Lynch: i’d grab Cain and Robot Jones.

  23. JoeG says:
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    Dyson might be a better pickup than say Hicks, whata guys think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: If you need straight steals

  24. Ian says:
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    How do you rank: Lorenzo Cain, Domonic Brown, Justin Ruggiano, Andy Dirks and Emilio Bonifacio the rest of the way?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Ian: Cain, Brown, then a major drop off.

  25. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade McCutch for Longoria in a keeper league (no contracts, just simply keep 4 guys for as long as you like) that uses OPS in place of AVG? Without any context, no, right? Well, my 3B is the Mousuckass, and I’ve got too many startable OF at the moment including Trout, Kemp, Choo, Cuddyer and Willingham (although he’s not been too good so far). This league has only 3 OF slots, but it does have 2 UTIL slots. But having all of my OF slots plus my UTIL slots clogged up has limited my ability to add hot schmotatoes when I can. So yeah, I also have Fielder, meaning my keepers for this year were Trout, Kemp, Cutch and Fielder. Everyone, myself included, figured I’d run away with it this year. Lo and behold I sit in 9th place (12-teamer) in a league I won by 20+ points last year. Do you make this move, or hold steady for the future with Cutch?

    Cheers.

    RIV

  26. ichirosan says:
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    BTW, never told you this, but before the season started, I managed to trade Matt Holliday for your man-crush, Paul Goldschmidt, in my 20-man dynasty league.

    I just thought you should know.

  27. Justin says:
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    Great work as always! In a tough spot. To make room for the grandy man coming off the dl who would you cut. Micheal saunders voglesong(I still have faith) phil hughes… my sp’s are cain miller ryu millone hughes lincy and voglesong. My OF are holliday aoki victorino craig(slotted in my IF slot) and fraizer who is playing 3b while middlebrooks rots on my bench. Its a 12 team keeper, keep 7 at years end. Thanks in advance!

  28. scott says:
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    Gallardo is really pissin me off. Bench him vs Pirates Wed and see how he plays? I almost dropped him for mcalister but couldn’t bring myself to do it

    • yeshcheese says:
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      @scott: the bucs always cure what ails the brew crew.

      • Gavin says:
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        @yeshcheese: Starling Marte don’t take too kindly to that remark.

      • scott says:
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        @yeshcheese: yea Marte and Mccutchen can mess some things up. I’m a Pirates fan too. Hard to admit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: I’d bench him in some leagues until he shows signs…

  29. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Keep 8 in my league, who makes more sense to grab now? Bundy, Gausman or G Cole?

    Also you asked me if I was related to Josh Donaldson, coincidentally no but we are good friends with Scott Sizemore who aside from injuries could have been in front of Donaldson.

    Great stuff as always.

    Thanks

  30. Hunter says:
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    JOSH Rutledge?

  31. paper bag on head (shame) says:
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    2 catcher leage NL only. Deep.

    Who do you drop?
    Navarro, Hannigan or Olivo?

  32. Clint says:
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    Since you mentioned Matt Carpenter, I’ll pose another Carpenter quandry for you Oh Grey One: considering he’s looked decent in bullpen sessions, any chance you see Chris Carpenter having a decent bullpen role for the Cards with Motte OFS & Mujica’s inexperience at some point in the next month or so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Maybe in long relief… Won’t matter in most leagues…

  33. MrMojoRisin says:
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    That musta been a clown wall, bro!

  34. Gavin says:
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    Who would you grab first with your waiver priority, Melancon or Beachy? By the time you read this, maybe more news comes out on how sad Grilli will be.

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Gavin: i’d grab beachy

  35. Ron says:
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    Would you drop H. Santiago to pickup BJ Upton?
    Would you drop him to pickup Dexter Fowler?

    • Joe says:
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      @Ron: 4-team league?

      • Ron says:
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        @Joe: 12 team H2H 6×6

    • shibboleth says:
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      @Ron:

      Those are premium hitters, even if I want to moider BJ right now. I’d try and find room for them somehow@

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Fowler

  36. Jesse says:
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    Grey,

    In response to your sell post on Hunter Pence, I’m with that. I need long term pitching solutions, and I got offered Medlen for Pence straight up. Fair? Do you think Medlen will get it together to his form from last season?

    Thanks

    • Gavin says:
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      @Jesse: Very fair.

  37. Grey Worm says:
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    John Gast with no SON love? Son, I am dissapoint

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey Worm: Must not have Steamer projections… SON runs on them…

  38. Joel says:
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    Seriously Doc, I have Perez and McCann is just waiting. YOu’d make that move (in a points league)?

  39. MattH says:
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    Hi, Grey

    You nailed ranking Jordan Zimmermann. I have him on 6 teams. Of course every time I click on Yahoo Gamecast Ryan Zimmermann is up to bat with the bases loaded and I freak out………….wrong Zimmermmann.

    I was so proud of Estrada last night I almost forgot Rutledge hit a homer. It was a good Monday. You know your stuff. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: Ha! No problem…

  40. Gavin says:
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    Hamels/Marte for Kemp? I really don’t know what to make of Kemp ROS and I already have A-Gon, so the idea of two Dodgers does not thrill me.

  41. Mr. Rickey says:
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    3B ROS: Valbuena, Arenado, Gyorko or Marwin

  42. ashtray says:
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    Look for an upgrade at SS over Prado or sit tight and wait for average to come back? My trade bait would have to be from my pitching (Harvey, Lee, Miller, Lynn, Romo, Johnson, Frieri, Henderson, Tazawa). 2B/SS is my weakest position but I at least have Hill on DL for 2B.

    • Gavin says:
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      @ashtray: Avg should come back, but don’t expect much from other cats.

  43. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered segura napoli shelby miller for longoria soler franklin zito and gattis. Do I consider this trade? I think segura is legit and I could use the added speed. What should I do?

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

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp Scott Kashmir
    p mat thorton
    p Jason motte
    p ja happe
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Sounds solid

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Do u think I am getting a lot of uncertainty in this deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More than you’re giving… Could work out well in your favor…

  44. Cbass says:
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    Would you rather have Strasburg or Scherzer?

    • vohnie says:
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      @Cbass: No doubt in my mind it would be Strasburg. Yes he’s been uncharacteristically struggling right now, but the first four innings of his last game were a thing of beauty and most likely a sign of things to come.

    • vohnie says:
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      Are you benching Morrow against the Giants tomorrow? Would tomorrow would be a good gauge to make a drop/hold decision? I ask because Travis Wood is still available and I’m tempted to just pull the trigger now.

      Also, how much longer do you think it would be relatively safe to hold before picking up Wheeler? Aybar is at the top of my chopping block, but I want to give him a solid chance before dropping him for a stash and my closest competition is weak on steals. Thanks, and as always brilliant stuff.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t start Morrow anywhere until he pitches well… I’d go to Wood… I’d pick up Wheeler for this week, drop him for two weeks and grab him again… Thanks!

  45. shibboleth says:
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    Anyone benching Corbin vs Atlanta? Or Cashner @ Baltimore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth: I’d bench Cashner in some leagues

  46. JDW says:
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    Billy Hamilton starting to actually hit!

    Last six games:

    29 ABs / 12 Hits / 10 Runs / 2 HRs / 2 RBI / 4SB / 1 Caught Stealing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDW: Now he just needs a serious injury or two on the Reds…

  47. Frank Lynch says:
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    I got Altuve… I can’t believe he ran standing up straight with his head up n smacked his jaw right into peralta’s knee!!! That’s gotta hurt! LOL HAHA

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: he’s now on bereavment list due to grandmother death.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I saw…

  48. Mike says:
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    Too damn funny …

    … When I said I was glad you turned a corner, I didn’t mean for you to keep turning corners and end up back in Shitsville.

  49. Tom Thumb says:
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    @Grey @Anyone:

    Is Grandy a good return for Matt Moore in a keeper?

    • Tom Thumb says:
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      @Tom Thumb: or my Harvey for his Kemp? Same keeper.

      • Joe says:
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        @Tom Thumb: I’d want Moore and Kemp. Moore over Grandy and Kemp over Harvey. No question.

  50. Oppo Taco says:
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    traded taveres/corbin for Wheeler/Asdrubal Cabrera. good trade? And would you rather Wheeler or Tavares going forward for 2013?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Yes. Wheeler

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Gavin: for this year only this is great, as taveras may never play this year.

  51. trick dad says:
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    got offered his votto + buchholz for my bruce + chris davis, accept? currently in 1st place, keeper league

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @trick dad: id take votto

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      accept immediately

  52. Sky

    Sky says:
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    ‘Though, as mentioned, it’s hard to pick up anyone that I haven’t dropped at least once.’

    So we’re fantasy Eskimo Brothers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wake Up: Damn, that was smooth…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: we are all EB’s in here

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Everyone is getting sloppy FA seconds.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Sky: passed around like a doobie at a dead concert

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Just don’t try and rub your nose on mine…

  53. giant-eer says:
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    You think this gets Hicks started?

  54. Gator says:
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    For 2013 only, Gausman or Haren.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: is that due mostly the fact that gausman may not even come up for a few months?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  55. Wake Up says:
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    ESPN is raising the possibility of banning all OF walls in MLB…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: They should do away with any defense that doesn’t make Web Gems too…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: They reported, “We want Bryce to be able to run free and frolic joyfully…just like he would be able to do in the wild”…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Do you hate it too when I guy makes an easy play look hard…but still makes the play, that should have been easy, but since he messed it up, it was hard, but he made it……..They always say it was a Web Gem…..it wasn’t a great play…the guy just effed it up and made it look a lot harder than it was…that’s embarrassing, not great?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wake Up: see ankiel’s dropped ball that was the tie breaking run in last night stl-mets game. Only he didn’t make the play. Instead of just running hard and catching the ball while running, he thought it cool to dive, thus losing his speed and in mid-air bobbles catch. that was ty wigginton who scored on the very next batter.

        • Ro_Bauti says:
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          @Wake Up: Reminds me of Eric Byrnes and the calls of “fake hustle”.

  56. Fatman and the Big Donkey says:
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    Trying to trade Latos for Carlos Gomez in a league where CF is a position. Too much for a guy that’s going to cool off eventually?

  57. Steve D. says:
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    Tim Lincecum or Wade Miley ROS in a 5×5 redraft?

  58. Vottomatic says:
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    Soriano or Dominic Brown

  59. JigglyJubblies says:
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    Better DL stash — Beachy or Pineda?

  60. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Grey,
    In a 12- team mixed league. I have greinke coming off the DL soon but would like to pick up Travis wood and drop someone below. Who would you drop for Wood and also, who gets cut when Greinke returns..

    J.Niese, j. Hellickson, T. Milone, p. Hughes, m. Estrada

    Thanks BnY!

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      Drop Niese. Then take your pick on the 2nd one. imo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21: Niese, Hughes… BnY!

  61. Tehol Beddict says:
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    I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it, I hit it fiiiiiiiiirst

  62. Username says:
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    I drafted Ike Davis and Hosmer. They’re killing me. Should I finally cut ties with Ike for: Alonso, Loney, Carter, Matt Adams, Moreland, Jones, Chris Johnson, Belt, Kendrys, or LaRoche?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Username: Yes, no, yes, no, yes, Jones?, no, yes, no, yes.

    • mc serch says:
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      @Username: just dropped Ike for Moreland this morning….I think Moreland’s got the most upside out of your options….he has started to hit for average and power a la C. Davis last year and its not even hot in Arlington yet….Ike is dead to me…

  63. Dane Cook says:
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    Please rank ROS and Keeper: Lorenzo Cain, Arcia Aoki, or Markakis

    Also would you rather have Weeks or Kelly Johnson?

    Thanks Grey love your stuff. (in a wierd way)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dane Cook: Cain, Aoki… Weeks… Ha, thanks!

  64. YouKnowMeAldo says:
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    Hi Grey, I am hoping you can help me with some general trading strategy/advice.

    (A) Is my pitching strong enough that I can trade some pitchers for some hitters?
    (B) If so, what should I do? (I’m sort of at a loss.) One idea is to try to upgrade at second base and/or add some much-needed speed. Another idea is to try to package an OF and a SP to get a top-ten bat . . . .

    Yahoo, 12 team, redraft, H2H 6×6 categories (R, HR, RBI, SB, K, OBP; W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP), daily changes.

    C: Perez
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Gyorko
    SS: Rutledge (also 2B eligible)
    3B: Longoria
    OF: Braun
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Bruce
    Util: Frazier

    Pitching Staff (roster is SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P) (all my five bench spots are filled with SPs):
    Scherzer
    Gallardo
    Peavy
    Lester
    Milone
    S. Miller
    Cingrani
    Santiago/streaming spot
    DL: Greinke
    DL: Beachy

    Closers:
    Chapman
    Perkins
    Cishek
    Tazawa

    Thank you very much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YouKnowMeAldo: Sure… Miller for Phillips? Cingrani for Altuve?

  65. Tom says:
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    Right rank for HR/RBI ROS: Willingham, Soriano, LaRoche, Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Looks right

  66. james t work says:
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    who to start? B. McCann vs Corbin or J. Loney vs Lackey or Arcia vs Peavey or Morse vs CC. Big issues in my lineup with talent vs talent today? Conflicted!!!

  67. Huge Caulk says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on Konerko with Loney out there in an OBP league? Peripherals show Konerkos K rate up a bit, not walking as much…. He’s not a 220 hitter but I am worried. Maybe Vicedo hitting behind him will suddenly help… Loney has changed his batting stance, so his new found power may continue…

  68. KCC26 says:
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    can you offer an opinion on these two potential deals? which sides would you prefer?

    Encarnacion/Napoli/Corbin for Votto/Latos

    Encarnacion/Corbin for Holliday/Latos

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: Votto…Latos

  69. fyodor says:
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    Grey.
    All things considered, would you rather DL Corey Hart or Adam Eaton?
    Thanks again for all your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fyodor: Hart… No problem

  70. Ethan Stein says:
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    Drop Ike Davis for Chris Carter in a 12 team mixed league?

  71. Jack says:
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    I’d like to add another power bat. What type of bat could I get for carl crawford? 12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Trumbo? Cruz? Cuddyer?

  72. TacoBill says:
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    Dropped Hosmer due to a DL squeeze, needed a catcher, Cuddyer immediately followed. A-Gon at 1B and Longo at 3b. Now have Gyorko at CI and K. Johnson at MI.

    Moreland, G. Jones, Moustakas, Belt and Peralta are out there. Swap any out? Or hold. Gyorko has value for CI/MI eligibility when Cuddyer, Hill, Jeter get healthy but maybe I can do better?

    I could also drop Pierre. Rest of OF is Jones, Beltran, Choo, Aoki, Fowler. I’m thinking Hold

  73. chillmodious says:
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    Grey…

    1. A straight forward question — If you could have only one for ROS (completely ignoring positions), who would it be?: Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Kendrys

    2. A longer-winded question — I went against my own principles (and yours too, probably) in grabbing McCann last week as a bench bat/2nd catcher. I still haven’t moved Sal Popeil from his perpetual spot in my C-slot (ewww, that sounded dirty…sorry, four girl readers.), but I’ve been able to use McCann in my Util spot and snag a couple HRs from him in the past few days. I really don’t want to be rostering 2 catchers, if only on principle, but I’m finding it hard to bail on Sal now that he’s heating up a bit. Considering the options on my wire, the best I could do if I dropped one of McCann/Sal would be Kendrys Morales (for a bat) or Cingrani (for a pitcher). Am I bonkers for holding Sal and McCann and trying to play both of them when possible, but mainly interchanging them when one has a day off?

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thank you! One follow-up, re-asked in a different way:

        Forgetting who is/isn’t available on the wire, am I bonkers for holding Sal and McCann and trying to play both of them when possible, but mainly interchanging them when one has a day off?

        • gooddfold2 says:
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          @chillmodious: what size league is cingrani still available in? Nice for you

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @gooddfold2: oops, wrong spelling of name

            • chillmodious says:
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              @goodfold2: I knew what you meant. It’s a 10-teamer, so not entirely crazy that he got dropped. Also, it was a Cueto owner who dropped him, FWIWerth. He’s long been owned in my 12-teamers. Knowing Dusty and the Reds, though, they’ll probably send him down and keep Leake. I’m thinking of doing as Grey suggested–grabbing Cingrani–and then eventually losing him for Wheeler if I can time that call-up properly.

  74. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Upton was a man on a mission last night. That was a fun game to watch…especially for J-Up owners. That was a big “FU Towers” statement.

    J-Zimm has been anchoring my pitching staff. With that said, I could use some SP help. My hitting is pretty good. Would you do either of these trades?

    I give:
    Ian Kinsler

    I get:
    Jason Kipnis
    Zach Greinke

    Or

    I give:
    Ian Kinsler

    I get:
    Jason Kipnis
    Mat Latos
    Casey Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Yup… I’d take Kinsler in the 2nd trade…

  75. JDawg says:
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    Yo Grey, what do you think about this trade:
    I get Rutledge, David Murphy, and J. Parker (blue-light special super buy-low and I won’t really care if he bombs cuz he’ll be someone I can drop when I need someone) and I give up V-Mart, N. Walker (who is in final contract year in my keeper league) and Ruggiano. I need help in OBP, Doubles/Triples, Steals and HRs. I don’t know how far ahead this gets me but I am intrigued about the summer heat of Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JDawg: I’d take Rutledge

  76. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Ok, co-manager grey, I dropped Dirks for Melky, bad idea? should i pick Dirks back up. I was hoping the SF series would light a fire under the Milk Man

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: what about dropping Melancon and holding on to Milky?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I did the Melancon for Dirks drop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, cool…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’m changing that team name to Grey Co. , we will run it like Kid co. shoveling shit every day

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: glad to have you on board, I will be sending out the information packet and your own company coffee mug

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Are there any company hats left? For team building days…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: we only have a couple Cowboy hats left but the Sombreros should be here next week

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Great!

  77. James T Work says:
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    Grey…Is it time to start McCann over Yadier Molina? besides on the days that McCann takes the pine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @James T Work: Sure… I wouldn’t carry 2 catchers either… Trade one, doesn’t matter which…

      • James T Work says:
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        heres a stunner… I just recieved a trade offer for a 2 for one!!! Morrow and Slowley for SP Corbin.. hmmm. ???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, indeed…

          • James T Work says:
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            SO WHY AM i CONFLICTED ON HITTING THE ACCEPT BUTTON..any advice?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Corbin…

        • Joe says:
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          @James T Work: That is the LEAST compelling question I have ever seen asked on this site.

  78. ernie says:
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    Josh Johnson on WW… worth to stash him? what do you expect from him for rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ernie: I would drop him

  79. mhfella says:
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    I’m most behind in homers and rbi. Would appreciate your advice on which one of these three to keep in my lineup going forward (had room for two but with Grandy coming back now only room for one): Saunders, McLouth, Frazier. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella: McLouth until he cools off

  80. Wake Up says:
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    Here’s what I said about Segura…from 3/18/90…”Yesterday a star was born folks! 23 years from now he’ll steal 3 bases off of one of the worst throwing catchers known to man. AJ Burnett will be on the mound, a river somewhere will be flooding its banks, people will be fighting over their deity of choice in the Middle of East Earth, some dork will be watching Game of Thrones somewhere, other nerds will be reading blogs about fantasy baseball, and still, yet stiller still Ben, AJ Burnett will outpace them all to win the title of “The Biggest Doucher”… “…”

    • mc serch says:
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      @Wake Up: Haha…you crack me up about once a day …

  81. Pete says:
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    Carter or Moreland ROS in a H2H points league? Is it close? K’s count as -1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Carter, close…

  82. cheerio says:
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    Starlin Castro and Freeman or AuShizz

  83. Segura Owner says:
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    Was offered Latos for Segura – Could use the pitching help but I am wondering if Segura would be better in the long run as we are in a keeper league. We use inflation so out of a $270 budget for 25 players Segura would be $8 and Latos would be $19. Here is the rest of my roster:

    BATTERS
    SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS
    C Carlos Santana, Cle C, 1B, DH  K
    1B Albert Pujols, LAA 1B, DH  K
    2B Robinson Cano, NYY 2B  K
    3B Manny Machado, Bal 3B
    SS Didi Gregorius, Ari SS
    2B/SS Jean Segura, Mil SS
    1B/3B Evan Longoria, TB 3B, DH  K
    OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF
    OF Norichika Aoki, Mil OF
    OF Matt Carpenter, StL 1B, 2B, 3B, OF
    OF Seth Smith, Oak OF, DH
    OF Evan Gattis, Atl C, OF
    UTIL Mike Moustakas, KC 3B
    Bench Jayson Werth*, Wsh OF  DL15
    Bench Yonder Alonso, SD 1B
    Bench Stephen Drew, Bos SS
    DL Giancarlo Stanton*, Mia OF  DL15
    DL Jason Heyward*, Atl OF  DL15
    PITCHERS
    SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS
    P Koji Uehara, Bos RP
    SP Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP
    SP Shelby Miller, StL RP, SP
    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD SP
    SP Andrew Cashner, SD RP, SP PP
    SP Chris Tillman, Bal SP PP
    RP Kenley Jansen, LAD RP
    RP Edward Mujica, StL RP
    RP David Hernandez, Ari RP
    Bench Tim Lincecum, SF SP
    Bench Tyler Skaggs, Ari SP

  84. Jack says:
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    please rank ROS (6×6, OPS)

    Willingham, Carter, Moreland

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack:

      toss in Vernon Wells

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Willingham, Carter

  85. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pick 2 for their next 2 starts in H2H–W, L and QS count.
    Cashner – @BAL (Tillman), v WAS (Haren)
    Tillman – v SD (Cashner), v TB (Moore)
    Kazmir – @ PHI (Pettibone), v SEA (Iwakuma)
    Locke – v MIL (Lohse), v HOU (Norris?)

  86. T Moore says:
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    Oakland Steve: When Cespedes immediately ran up ran up the tunnel following his tater, I knew something in his plumbing was urging him there… When they yanked him, I was not worried… Only lesser others were…

    You may not know this, but, I’m developing real powers I’ve never had before with the Transfiguration thing I’m going through now.. His catch in Seattle – the over the fence one – I helped him with it…

    AJ was on… And Sogard – huge hit and good glove… And Moss last nigh!!!t … Great stuff!!!.. WOW!!!! Moss to center!!!… HAHAHAHA …. Norris is starting to become a MLB catcher too…

    The DPs were huge for this not to deft to date infield… They are not a strong infield, are they??… Lowrie is ordinary at best at SS… Still like him…

    GO A’s… Back to RazzBall now..

    O poo….Just a little more… After all, we’re at the quarter pole..

    Bad news on Reddick – it is same wrist he had surgery on before… He may be gone a while is the current worry… He says, it is not torn this time… But, where there is smoke???

    Can Green and Choice ( his 9th yesterday) be far off… What is the date for partial years service -so their MLB clocks can be held back … June???

    The Cats are hitting well…

    Pitching help is a ways off – Gray is not ready IMO… Too many BB .. Nothing wonderful happening in Midland either…

    The A’s pitchers had better stay healthy or it is going to get ugly out there on the mound …. Parker was dishing Go-For balls up in his win… He was really lucky to win Saturaday!!!… He must work through his issues at the MLB level…

    Do you think the A’s would consider bringing in a stud like” Lee” in a deal at some point during the trade window — I know -NEVER!!! Sorry, I asked ..

    OK, Rudy and Gray… A little patience… OS: They’ve got my RazzBall writing template blinking and beeping.with an OFF TOPIC!!! in a pink box overlaying it .. Got to go back to RazzBall..

    GO A’s!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Hmm, don’t remember adding the ‘Off topic’ blinker, might’ve been Rudy…

  87. RGP says:
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    Start Gee at St. Louis today, or listen to SON….

  88. Sara says:
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    Should I drop Morrow for Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  89. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I offered Marte for Strasburg, got turned down.

    Counter offer to me was my Adam Jones for his S. Miller (thinking that’s too much, maybe he’d take Marte for Miller?)

    What if I countered with Marte AND S. Perez to try to get Strasburg? (He currently has M. Montero at C) Is that too much to give up? Think he’d even consider it?

    Thanks!

    • Bernie Brewer says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: Or, offer A. Jones for Strasburg, straight up? My SP stinks, but that seems to be a little too much…

      Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try with Perez, see no reason why it would be accepted…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Right as always! That was shot down. Back to square one.

        He has S. Miller as well as A. Sanchez. Either of these good targets if I’m willing to give up Marte?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller or Anibal are fair, take followups to the newest post…

  90. cg says:
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    was offered my starlin castro, justin upton, peavy and zito for his cargo, sczherzer and hamels? is this a no go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • cg says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. wel says:
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    should I drop loney for Alonso? Mclouth for a pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  92. noseeum says:
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    Hey guys, rare commenter but loyal reader who could use some help.

    I’m stocked with pitching but really could use a boost for outfield. I’m currently rocking Adam Jones, Kelly Johnson, and Vernon Wells with Gerardo Parra rotating in and Corey Hart on the DL.

    12 MLB H2H points league, power and OBP heavily favored.

    I have a deal where I can choose between Allen Craig, Jay Bruce, and Shin-Soo Choo, but I’d have to send either Scherzer or Shelby Miller back. I’m confident I can take the pitching hit if it’s worth it.

    I’m leaning towards Choo, since it’s H2H and he’s more consistent than Bruce.

    No keeper considerations. Do you think I should make this move or stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do Miller for Choo…

      • noseeum says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Was thinking the same thing. Lock in the profit and move on. Always good to hear it from another person though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Mariner Mike says:
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    Rotation is Kershaw,Harvey,Sherzer,Corbin,Samarj,Kendrick,and Slowey. Do you think a drop on Slowey and stash Wheeler would be a good move? Also do you think A.Cabarra is a serviceable ss going forward also have Rutledge? Again thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Wheeler… Yes, he’s serviceable…

    • Mariner Mike says:
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      @Mariner Mike: Also have Ryu in rotation in above question

  94. The decision to trade Upton really came from the owner, Towers was just left trying to make it work after the whole league knew he was on the market at a time where his value was already deflated coming off a bad year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Towers should’ve talked him out of it then…

      • @Grey:

        Probably, but this is the same owner that has said you cant wear anything but Dbacks swag behind home plate and threatened to have some Dodgers fans (who were paying over $1000 a seat) removed if they didn’t take off their shirts…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! I hadn’t heard about that… That’s pretty awesome…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Elijah: wow, that is about ass messed as living in Arizona, no offense to Arizona residence

          • @Jack Full of Hate:

            It’s in the fine print… They did offer to give them their money back…the Dodgers fans ended up taking the shirts off.

  95. vohnie says:
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    Are you benching Morrow against the Giants tomorrow? Would tomorrow would be a good gauge to make a drop/hold decision? I ask because Travis Wood is still available and I’m tempted to just pull the trigger now.

    Also, how much longer do you think it would be relatively safe to hold before picking up Wheeler? Aybar is at the top of my chopping block, but I want to give him a solid chance before dropping him for a stash and my closest competition is weak on steals. Thanks, and as always brilliant stuff.

  96. Aero says:
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    which to start?
    a) Kennedy v Atlanta (Hudson)
    b) Tillman v SD (Cashner)
    c)
    d) Jeanmar Gomez v Hou (does it matter?)
    e) Hammel v TB (Hellickson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  97. Dan says:
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    Wheeler worth cutting one of my rotating Stanton replacements in Arcia, Revere, D. Brown, or Fowler? Or Maybe Cashner or Miley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler…

  98. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup Grey… I picked up Nuno yesterday cause some reason I thought he was gonna be a full time starter but I guess I was wrong but now should I drop him or keep him?? I didn’t know if he was going to be in the bullpen or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  99. kalot says:
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    mujica for medlen…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

  100. zzzzzz says:
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    This guy wants my JayZee pretty bad. I can part with him since my pitching is fairly solid. What kind of return should I look for? He has Holliday, Cargo #2, Marte, Encarnacion, Pooh Holes… what should I try for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo, Edwin or Pujols…

  101. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Kris Medlen got cut in my 12 team H2H league yesterday and I was wondering if I should put in a claim for him and drop any of the following: Brett Gardner, Paul Konerko or Junichi Tazawa (Bailey due back shortly). Gardner is my 5th OF behind Bruce, JUp, Choo and Heyward and Konerko is my utility guy but will likely lose his spot when Heyward comes back.

    Should I make the move? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

      • B.J. says:
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        @Grey: Thank you very much Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. Jon says:
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    What are you hearing about BJ, Victorino and Jennings injury-wise? My OF entering the year were those 3 plus Stanton and Reddick… so far not so good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all due back today… BJ maybe tomorrow…

  103. Poo Holes says:
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    A) Get the DeLorean ready cause I’m riding shotgun to go back and pick up McCann instead of Perez (which was my original intention, but I went with your better judgement. No harm, no foul.)

    B) I was planning on picking up Tillman to stream. Went to take the last final of my collegiate career. Came back. HE WAS GONE. I’m now thinking Kazmir @ PHI, but Correia vs CWS or Cashner vs BAL is staring me in the face. Best option?

    C)

    D) Cingrani was dropped for a streaming Guthrie in one of my leagues. Gotta be an immediate add, but is there something I’m missing here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) I’ll grab snacks for the ride B) Kazmir… Congrats on finishing! D) Add him

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir!

  104. Nico says:
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    Would you trade Greinke for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  105. Jacks says:
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    I had dropped Hicks on Sunday after hanging tuff with him in my keeper league ($2). Stopped my workout and ran home to grab him before anyone else did after the 2 HR game. Not the first time I have had to rush to pick up a drop … I have patience but I guess not nearly enuff …

    Ok, Konerko. How much more patience should I have with him? I’d like to trade him in for Corey Hart, but the last from Corey was that it might be mid-June. Only 10 more pickups left ROS. Should I just forget about Paulie and pick up Corey to ensure he’s mine … or pick up G Jones … or wait a bit more? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Konerko…

  106. Sal says:
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    Drop Santiago for wheeler?

    Also what are your tHoughts on wainwright for Desmond and arenada? What side wins regardless of current rosters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Wainwright side, it’s fair…

  107. Pope says:
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    Giving Darvish, Ethier and Arenado too much to get Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks. Picturing Butler saying ribbies is making me laugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

    • Jacks says:
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      @Pope: Grey, would love to hear what you think about Votto. IMO, he has become to cerebral to be a power source. Or is it too OCD? He straight up refuses to pull the ball with power. Now, he might finally shed this approach and light it up, but I’m wondering if my keeper franchise player is even a 20 HR threat going forward.

      Drive the ball Joey! Stop taking strikes waiting for the perfect pitch then choking up and getting slappy with 2 strikes!

  108. Oppo Taco says:
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    sit or start Dan Haren @LAD (Kershaw) and Corbin ATL (Teheran) Don’t necessarily need to start either. I was thinking of benching Corbin and since Haren is up against Kershaw I figure he’ll be hard pressed to pick up a W as well. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  109. FillyP says:
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    Would you do Willingham/K. Johnson for Segura? Trying to gauge what to offer the Segura owner.. I’ve got Espinosa, Rutledge, and KJ right now. My team is light on speed, but pretty straight on power. What do ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @FillyP:

      you trying to get a guy’s ss without offering him a replacement in a package deal ?

  110. Comatose says:
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    Which side would you want?

    Samardzija for Stanton
    Latos for Stanton
    JoFer for Zobrist
    JoFer and Cruz for McCutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Stanton, Zobrist, McCutchen…

  111. a) Dickey – sit or start vs. SF tonight?

    b) I had the gnads to bring back draftee Estrada against the Bucs last night despite him sucking all year. I’m elevating him above streamer status. I think the rest done him good.

  112. jason batteiger says:
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    who gets dropped first if latos was dropped by some f’tard. Milone/Miley/Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: also, do any of milone/miley get dropped for wheeler right now? I know santiago doesn’t from earlier question.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @jason batteiger: wait, i figured it out. this is a no. that logic theorem if a>b and b>,c, then a>c. so if sant isn’t droppable for wheeler right now, and the other 2 are better than him, then no one gets dropped. OK.

  113. Mr. Blonde says:
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    14 team mixed 5×5.

    Travis Wood for Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  114. supra says:
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    I have Dee Gordon. ROS is Rutledge much of an upgrade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  115. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey, if Cingrani goes down (hahaha), would you put him in an NA spot at the expense of Profar, keep him on the roster at the expense of Morrow, or cut him altogether? Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably would lose him, let’s cross that bridge when we come to it…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Mrs. Oaktown, who butchers the language beautifully like Gracie Allen uses that expression only she thinks it’s “Let’s jump off that bridge when we come to it…” Much better.

        We buy this fancy food from a Berkeley coop called Three Stone Hearth that sometimes abbreviates TSH. But Mrs. Oaktown consistently refers to them as the foods from THC. “Do you want some of the THC chili?” “Want some of the THC bread?” Yes I do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Cheeseboard is awesome…

  116. VitVo says:
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    A Hill for VMart…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  117. Carnac says:
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    *Trainer runs onto the field towards the fallen Altuve, waves to the bullpen for an emergency cart*

    *Out of the gate comes a 4 year old driving a Power Wheels.*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Carnac:

      Dazed Altuve heard to be singing “We represent the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild…” as he’s taken from the field.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HAHA

      • mc serch says:
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        @OaktownSteve: hehehe … Altuve may be more of an Oompa Loompa

  118. Gareth says:
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    Would you Drop Gardner for JP Arencibia? I’m concerned about his playing time going forward. I have Santana and Mauer at catcher, but all it takes is a Catcher injury and JP seems like a solid bench back up. Outfield is Stanton, Choo, Bautista Jones and Swisher.

    its the 10 team cbs roto 2 starting Catcher, 5 Outfielder league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  119. Tom Thumb says:
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    Grey,

    Any thoughts on my trades above? Moore for Grandy or Harvey for Kemp in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore side, Kemp side

  120. hmmm says:
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    evereth cabrera or dee gordon?

    i have rutledge (2nd and ss) so their position dosent matter i just need the steals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EverCab

  121. Gareth says:
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    Rate this trade:

    I give Gardner, Street, Ricky Weeks, Homer Bailey or Jaime Garcia

    I get Zobrist, Kemp.

    I’m trying to buy low on Kemp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Gareth:

      D -
      which 2 players do you expect your trading partner to drop from his existing roster ?

  122. Mike says:
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    How do folks feel about starting Kazmir in Philly tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I had him, I’d start him

  123. Gareth says:
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    Here is the team of the guy who has Matt Kemp:

    C Doumit, Ryan
    C Posey, Buster
    1B Encarnacion, Edwin
    2B Zobrist, Ben
    3B Frazier, Todd
    SS Ramirez, Alexei
    MI Peralta, Jhonny
    CI Overbay, Lyle
    OF Bruce, Jay
    OF Hunter, Torii
    OF Kemp, Matt
    OF Revere, Ben
    OF Soriano, Alfonso
    U Gonzalez, Adrian

    Bench (3B)
    Ramirez, Hanley

    Bench (OF)
    Werth, Jayson

    Bench (U)
    Howard, Ryan

    Pitchers

    P Corbin, Patrick
    P Hammel, Jason
    P Holland, Derek
    P Lester, Jon
    P Maholm, Paul
    P Masterson, Justin
    P Medlen, Kris
    P Moore, Matt
    P Soriano, Rafael

    Bench (P)
    Bailey, Andrew

    Bench (P)
    Cueto, Johnny

    Bench (P)
    Motte, Jason

    I’m thinking like a 4 for 2 or a 5 for 2 trade if it involves Zobrist.
    Or a 3 for 1 trade if it’s just Kemp.

    • Gareth says:
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      @Gareth: Some Scenarios:

      1) I get Kemp, Zobrist
      I give Gardner, Swisher, Weeks, Street, Jaime Garcia / Homer Bailey or Alex Cobb

      2) I get Zobrist
      I give Street, Weeks, maybe Gardner

      3) I get Zobrist
      I give Asdrubal, Weeks

      4) I get Kemp
      I give Swisher, Street, Gardner

      5) I get Kemp, Zobrist
      I give Street, Weeks, Swisher, Gardner, Asdrubal.

      6) I get Zobrist, Kemp, Encarcion
      I give Swisher, Gardner, Street, Bailey, Garcia, Weeks, asdrubal.

      Ultimately I really would like Kemp as my Utility / Outfielder over Swisher / Gardner.

      I like Zobrist over Ricky Weeks at second.

      You think of any appropriate packages?

  124. ryan says:
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    Grey or other commenters,

    I have 3 roster slots to play with.

    Currently SP’s Tillman, Hughes, and J Johnson are on my roster. I’d like to turn one of them into a reliever like D. Robertson or D. Hernandez, one of them into a streaming slot, and either keep one around full-time or turn him into Lorenzo Cain (on waivers).

    1. Do I keep Tillman or Hughes as a SP, or go with Cain as a 4th OF? Neise, Parker, Beckett, Estrada, McCarthy, Griffen all available as well.
    2. Cain or Mclouth ROS?
    3. D. Robertson or D. Hernandez in a S+H league?
    4. Dump JJ?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tillman 2. Cain 3. Hernandez 4. Yes

      • ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey! Why would you choose David Hernandez over David Robertson if saves and holds are equal? Both have 100 K ability. Robertson is cruising. Is it because Hernandez will produce more S+H than Robertson?

  125. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey: Have room to stash one – Colby Lewis or Wheeler? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler… Nice username, btw…

    • mc serch says:
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      @Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!!: Holy cow White! Best extended metaphor in rock and roll history?

      [Radio Broadcast:]
      OK, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here
      Two down, nobody on, no score, bottom of the ninth
      There’s the wind-up, and there it is
      A line shot up the middle, look at him go
      This boy can really fly
      He’s rounding first and really turning it on now
      He’s not letting up at all, he’s gonna try for second
      The ball is bobbled out in the center
      And here’s the throw and what a throw
      He’s gonna slide in head first
      Here he comes, he’s out
      No, wait, safe, safe at second base
      This kid really makes things happen out there
      Batter steps up to the plate
      Here’s the pitch, he’s going
      And what a jump he’s got
      He’s trying for third
      Here’s the throw
      It’s in the dirt, safe a third
      Holy cow, stolen base
      He’s taking a pretty big lead out there
      Almost daring them to pick him off
      The pitcher glances over, winds-up and it’s bunted
      Bunted down the third base line
      The suicide squeeze is on
      Here he comes, squeeze play, it’s gonna be close
      Here’s the throw, here’s the play at the plate
      Holy cow, I think he’s gonna make it

      [Girl:]
      Stop right there…

  126. Grey

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

  127. Joe says:
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    Hill + Cingrani + Asdrubal for Segura in a dynasty league (15 keepers)? I’d be getting Segura.

    5X5 roto. No restrictions. I won’t keep Hill or Cingrani. I would reluctantly keep Asdrubal since Zobrist will lose SS eligibility.

    My roster:

    C – Mike Napoli
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt (K)
    2B – Ian Kinsler (K)
    SS – Ben Zobrist (K)
    3B – Manny Machado (K)
    SS/2B – Asdrubal Cabrera (K)
    1B/3B – Chris Davis (K)
    OF – Austin Jackson (K)
    OF – Justin Upton (K)
    OF – Jay Bruce (K)
    OF – Jason Heyward (K)
    OF – Alex Rios (K)
    Utility – Aaron Hill

    SP – Doug Fister
    SP – Madison Bumgarner (K)
    SP – Mat Latos (K)
    SP – Tony Cingrani
    SP – Jordan Zimmermann (K)
    SP – Hiroki Kuroda
    RP – Kris Medlen (K)
    RP – Hisashi Iwakuma
    RP – Alexi Ogando

    (Punting saves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Sounds fair…

  128. Grey

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

  129. Steve G says:
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    Good Afternoon. 18 Team Dynasty League, would you trade Ryu ($11) and Brown ($11) for L Cain($23) and W Peralta ($3)? My other starters are Price, M Moore, Volgy, B Mcarthey, Shelby Miller and Beckett.

  130. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: You are not the only one who calls them, “ribbies”..

    Butler jiggling around that many times in a single night out at the ballpark, drove the women wild… Plenty of babies must have been made in the Southland last night after the game…

    Women in general, tend to be more in touch with current fashion trends… They are always certain to be aware of, more responsive to and sexually aroused by the fashionable man…

    They all know, the “Full Figured Man” is the look of the 2 Thousand and Teens… And Billy certainly has the look in that uniform of his …

    You can see it in the ladies eyes… “My God is That Man HOT or What??? ” – …

    The way, they suddenly become extra interested in the game when he is at the plate or on the bases… At first.in a hush – and then when the pheromones kick in – it becomes a roar… You can even smell it…

    Even as lady Angels fans, they were rooting for that big man, Billy, to get on base over and over again… Last night by the thousands, they were cheering, GET A HIT BILLY AND SHAKE THOSE RIBBIES – JUST FOR ME. – YOU WILD THING ,YOU””” …

    You could see those tattered programs fanning their flushed faces full time as that full figured fanny approached the plate and ran the bases, last night…. It looked like the butterflies had returned to San Juan Capistrano and had taken the night off to go to the ballgame in Anaheim – in the stands…

    HOT!!! HOT!!! HOT!!!!!

    BILLY!!! BILLY!!!! BILLY!!!!

    RIBBIE ME !!!! RIBBIE ME!!! RIBBIE ME!!!

    OOOOOOOOOOOoooooo BILLY!!!! YOU WILD THING, YOU!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Sounds like Moobs Gone Wild

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        Yikes!!!

        I had to look “MOOBS GONE WILD” up..

        Sorry ,I did too..

        At least, I was not on Facebook and trackable… Only your Google knows for sure..

        How did you know about that????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll never say.

  131. Byron from Austin says:
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    good afternoon, Grey!

    gross question, sorry in advance: parker, slowey, zito, or david phelps as your last starter in 5×5? i have felix, greinke(soon), burnett, minor, cashner, santiago, beachy(dl). i guess the answer could be “none of the above”, but i’d feel better with another sp on my team.

    also, been holding ike davis all this time. deep mixed league, and i haven’t had to play him since papi came off the dl. keep him on the bench and see what happens come june, or grab profar or yelich? i feel like i’ll be waiting no matter what. no positional or stat needs, i’m in 1st place.

  132. Grey

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

    • T Moore says:
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      @Grey:

      HuH???

  133. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Give up shelby and lincecum for kinsler? Shelby is my no5 and lince my no6 starting pitcher sort hurts my rotation but prado has been screwing me at 2B so far

    • Grey

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

  134. Gareth says:
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    Can’t wait to hear GAVIN and RUDY on the Podcast this week!

    • Gavin says:
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      @Gareth: LOL. Hey if you don’t like my opinion, you don’t have to take it.

  135. Grey

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

  136. Frank Grimes says:
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    thoughts on streaming Hughes next week @Bal @TB?
    H2H weekly points 12 Team
    Would you offer kemp for strasburg? my staff is Zim Shark Cobb Ryu Tillman Corbin Wheeler few other streamers.
    I’d start Jennngs every week in place of Kemp.

  137. The Dude says:
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    New iteration of the deal I threw out yesterday, which side?

    I send:
    Paul Goldshmidt, Chris Tillman, Zach Wheeler, Steve Cishek

    I receive:
    Carlos Gonzales, Matt Moore, Kyuji Fujikawa

    • The Dude says:
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      @The Dude: oops – heading over to the new post…

  138. Grey

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

    • mc serch says:
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      @Grey: obviously you need a gong

  139. Matthew says:
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    Grey,

    I love Harvey and am trying to take your advice by selling high on him, can’t get anything.

    Tier of guys I’ve tried

    Strasburg, Darvish, Price.Felix, Kershaw, Verlander.

    Not happening. What other guys would you take.

    Moore? J Zimmerman? Latos? Gio? Wainwright?

  140. Dan says:
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    Lincecum, Kennedy or Maholm ROS?

    Jesus, Miguel, Ruiz, or JP Arencibia ROS?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: Posted in the podcast section

  141. OldCrow says:
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    Help! My pitching is a mess. I feel like I have too many starters, but do I need that many since I’m in a league that counts innings and QS? Would you trade any offense for pitching and whom? Or should I sit tight?

    12 team, ROTO, (OFFENSE: slg, obp, hr, sb, runs; PITCHING: era, whip, inn, k/9, qs, sv)

    First in all offensive categories and close to last in all pitching categories.

    C: JP Arenceibia
    1b: Ike Davis
    2b: Brandon Phillips
    3b: David Wright
    SS: Josh Rutledge
    MI: Jean Segura
    CI: Todd Frazier
    OF: Arcia, Nava, Choo, Marte, J Upton
    Util: V Mart, Michael Saunders
    Bn: Nava, Eric Young
    DL: Stanton, Cuddyer

    Starters: Grienke (DL), Zimmermann, Ryu, Kendrick, Milone, Peralta, Gee, Tillman, Phelps, Quintana, Jerome Williams, Joe Blanton
    Relievers: Romo, Perkins, Casilla, Bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching will get better with Greinke returning, I wouldn’t panic… Take followups to my podcast post…

  142. yo grey. i picked up Nuno yesterday and he’s been pretty solid in the minors. Would you hang onto him or pick up danny salazar?

  143. steven says:
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    Grey,
    Would you drop Beckett for Brett Anderson?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. chris says:
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    Morrow or Cashner, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  145. sange-da-man says:
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    Grey…..great job as usual

    Better faceplant? Harper or Aaron Rowand a few years ago in Philly when he busted open his face?

    More serious question…. Mu offense is legit with Longo, C. Gomez, Rios, Bautista, S. Castro, Billy “The Bro” Butler, Marte…you get the idea….pitching staff is 3 strong with Waino, Matty Moore, Shields (I know you ain’t the biggest fan but he’s nice in pts leagues…low BB’s, high K’s, not too many blow-ups…he’s been better than you thought in KC, no?)
    Anyhow….Medlen is my 4th ….who you like for a 5th? Tillman, McAllister or Cashner? Does one have what it takes to keep rostered for more than a week?

  146. KDH says:
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    In an H2H 12 man league.
    My bench/bubble players/pitchers are Mclouth, Donaldson, Arenado, Morse, Jose Fernandez, Wandy Rodriguez and Brandon Morrow. If I wanted to drop one and start streaming pitchers who would you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  147. chris says:
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    10 Team Keeper League, currently 2nd place.

    Should I be dropping anyone on my team for one of these player that are on waivers, Ethier, LaRoche, M Montero, Cashner, A Hill or K Jansen?

    Or possibly trading for better players?

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET

    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    De Aza, Alejandro(OF) CHW
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE

    Active Pitchers
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Henderson, Jim(RP) MIL
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Morrow, Brandon(SP) TOR
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM
    Beachy, Brandon(SP) ATL

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