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Cause you got a build up of wax in your eyes and haven’t been digesting the non-verbal medicine I’ve been doling out about Khris Davis, he’s getting a lede.  This is coming to you from a tough love perspective, so whatever I say I don’t wish to offend or denigrate.  Y’all seem like good people.  Some of you I would even consider friends.  Friends that I’ve never met and friends that when you called me to make plans I’d lie about other plans I didn’t have to avoid you, but friends nevertheless.  You all have good souls.  Each and other one of you.  Now, it’s time to unload on you.  Damn, in the middle of softening the blow, I forgot what the blow was.  Well, you should own Khris Davis.  I know that was part of it.  He’s been out-homering Chris Davis.  Everyone knows there’s only one way to spell Khris Davis.  Spelling it with a C is for cream puffs.  Even that should be khream!  Is Khris the answer to your season?  Prolly not, but he is capable of 30 homers and he has 10 as of right now.  Plus-minus that shizz and you have a bunch more homers in his bat.  Oh, and four of those homers came in the last eight games.  He is only 26 years old so there might even be a chance here for huge upside.  I.e., his ceiling is unknown.  All that is known is that he’s hit for power everywhere he’s played.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and 2nd in the last four games.  He’s been pretty overdue for some power.  Sorry, my mind must’ve drifted, I was talking about Robinson Cano.

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer in the last nine games, but left the game after he rolled his ankle.  Lincecum said, “Hmm, I’ve never tried to roll that.”  Arcia is day-to-day for now.

Danny Santana – 2-for-5 and his 3rd steal, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Not much here but speed (30-steal speed).  If you need SAGNOF, do what you do, I’ll do what I do and maybe we’ll meet in the middle with Malcolm and Monie.

Wily Peralta – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Twins.  I tried streaming him his last time out vs. the Cubs and got burned so I sympathize with those of you who tried him.  His velocity is in the top five of the league and his xFIP is way below his ERA, but he’s an enigma wrapped in a flour tortilla, making him a riddlerito that gives indigestion.

Colby Rasmus – Nearing rehab games.  What’s he, stuck at a red light?

Edwin Encarnacion – Sat out yesterday with a sore back.  Sell!!!  I’m kidding!!!  I’m not falling for that shizz again.  You got me once, Edwin, I ain’t that gullible– Hey, was that a UFO?  I saw a UFO!  And Andrelton Simmons was flying it!

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-5 and his tenth homer.  It feels as if he has so many more homers than ten.  Maybe because everyone around him is hitting so many homers and there’s just a general joy in the air — The Blue Joys.  It’s like when you’re having a great time on vacation and even McDonald’s taste better in Europe.

Juan Francisco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his tenth homer.  I’m noticing a pattern.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-3, 2 runs and also hit his tenth homer.  Today was obviously the day the Blue Jays decreed they could no longer have anyone below ten homers on their team.  “Your three homers is like Jeff Goldblum smiling at my wife and daughter in the beginning of the original Death Wish.”  That’s Dwayne Murphy talking to Adam Lind.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks.  As frequent commenter, Long Bawls said, “For everyone who had 3:03 pm EST on June 5 as the moment J.A. Happ’s ERA and general fantasy utility would surpass Justin Verlander’s, please find the sobbing man muttering to himself in the shadows to collect your prize.”

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting over .300 in the last week with a steal but no power.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I do think he can be much better.  Maybe one day expectations will meet reality.

Andrew Cashner – Will return on Saturday.  That means the Padres will only lose 1-0 on Saturday.

Carlos Beltran – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  The Yankees are the only team where Beltran actually makes their lineup younger.  It also further confuses the guy that has been in a 7-year coma, “I thought Ichiro was the starter and Beltran was the backup for the 2007 All-Star team.”

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  It’s everyone’s least favorite game show that drafted Jacoby Ellsbury (2-for-3, two steals) called, “What is this guy doing vs. Jacoby Ellsbury?”  Gardner’s line 35/4/23/.279/14 vs. Ellsbury’s 29/3/25/.286/18.  Show them what they won….A brand new ulcer!

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.02.  The Yankees made a promise to Tanaka.  If he gets his ERA below 2, they will give him all the porn that Hideki left behind.  It will be up to him to arrange freight logistics and transportation to remove it.

John Jaso – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Rotoworld’s early 2015 rankings have Devin Mesoraco, John Jaso then Mike Trout as the top three.

Drew Pomeranz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.20.  Pom Wonderful.  A little sweet, a little tart and a whole lot of delicious nutri-stats.

Kendrys Morales – Jon Heyman hears Morales might sign in the next day or two, and there’s a mystery team in the mix.  I wonder if the mystery team stocks its cupboards with mystery-flavored Dum-Dums.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  The results are middling, but he looked damn good, touching 98 MPH regularly.  Good to see since I was half-expecting the Royals to be lying and Ventura to throw one pitch and his arm to break off at the elbow.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  The Federalist is now batting over .350 in the last week.  Think it means nothing?  Don’t be surprised if the Cards, haters of all things rookie, play Jay over Taveras if the latter struggles for very long.

Mark Appel – Diagnosed with right thumb tendinitis.  He got it from the repetitive stress of repeatedly trying to turn on his iPhone with Touch ID.

Jon Singleton – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal.  I don’t pay you FAAB dollars for steals!  I’m kidding, that’s cool, I like steals, let’s make out.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Brad Peacock (5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K).  Peacock vs. Scaggs was also the Behind the Music name for the fight between Boz Scaggs and Steve Miller when Miller was yielding to glam rock pressures and bought a full-body peacock costume.

Mike Trout – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI with a double and triple.  Guess his back is okay.  Maybe he was playing possum like, uh, well, a possum.

David Freese – 2-for-3, 1 run.  He now has back-to-back two hit games, which for Freese makes him a hot schmotato and melting, I guess.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but could see adding him if you’re really struggling at corner infidel.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  Can’t every team play every game at Coors?  It’s like 1998 in there.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4 and a slam & legs.  I might just draft the entire Rockies team next year, then 13 bench hitters for when they’re on the road.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Au Shucks!  Imagine if Godly –excuse me Goldy — were to play his home games in Coors.  I just got the goose willies.

Chris Owings – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  So, what team is going into Coors today?

Miguel Montero – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer and his 2nd in as many games.  It’s so hard to know what is a hot streak or Silver Bullet-fueled.  Worth a shot on Montero, but when he gets back to regular altitude it might disappear.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Seriously, just assume everyone in yesterday’s Coors game had multiple hits and did something wonderful.

Kolten Wong – Left yesterday’s game with a sore shoulder.  Ugh, FBO, it’s really unlikable to pick on rookies.   That’s like when the villain kills a dog.  There’s no going back from that.

John Mayberry – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s now moved into a tie with Domonic Brown with four homers on the year and has moved above him in the batting order.  In related news, Tehol is standing in a mankini in front of a mirror, trying to smile, but instead his eyes well up.

Bryce Harper – Nats hope to have him back by July 1st.  That day will be known in fantasy baseball lore as the day when his owners will forget Harper has disappointed for the last fourteen months and pretend they are getting back a 1st rounder.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.19 vs. Phillies.  Glad this was a baseball game and not a visual pun because I wouldn’t have wanted to see a Fister giving it to a Philly.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  That was his third homer in the last ten games and he’s hitting near-.300 in the last week.  *sigh*  I gotta just, except Ryan Zimmerman isn’t that type of hitter.  He brings other things.  Like empty 1-for-3 games.

Carl Crawford – Took batting practice.  He should’ve took it to Kemp’s house.  He could use it.

Chris Tillman – 1 IP, 5 ER.  Wait, I know that impersonation… Peg boy, right?

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Yes, yes, yes, yes, get smoking hot, you sumsabeech!

Nick Markakis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer and 2nd in as many games, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotatakis!

Michael Choice – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Hasn’t done much coming into this game, but he was in Paul’s lineup maximizer for yesterday’s batty call.

Shin-Soo Choo – 0-for-3, 1 run.  Just about every Rangers hitter yesterday had two hits, so it’s kinda dickish to point out the one guy who went hitless, but he’s making $14 million so he’ll get over it.  Any the hoo!  I told you to sell him when he was hitting .330.  Three weeks later, he’s now hitting .275.  Yup.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Has great Ks this year.  Yay!  Has a 5.31 ERA.  Nay!  Has a 3.43 xFIP.  Um, yay?  Has a .372 BABIP.  Um, nay?  Loves to pick out home decor with his female best friend that he secretly has a crush on.  Um, okay?

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Bruce Lee puppet says, “That’s Zobrist, baby!  Only fool fight man with Zobrist.”  *fast commercial voice*  Available in 24 countries and Canada.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-3 and a slam & legs.  He’s the strong side of the platoon in the outfield while Wil Myers is out.  He’s not a whole lot for mixed leagues besides at-bats and maybe the occasional steal, even though he does have three homers already.  Kiermaier’s power will probably go Hoppe Hoppe Reiter.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Only 19 more to go!

Casey McGehee – 4-for-5, 4 runs.  More like Casey Make-me-gay-hee!  Right!?  *crickets*  Well, the crickets seemed to like it.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  OZUNA devour mere mortals and those overpriced banana chips you get at Whole Foods.  OZUNA love them.

Jacob Realmuto – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Jacob Realmuto is what happened when Telemundo merged with the Beth-Israel Synagogue.

Travis Wood – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks and pitchslapped Jacob deGrom (5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks).  This was Travis Wood’s 2nd homer, which tied him with Robinson Cano.  If I were Travis Wood, I’d ask for $240 million in arbitration.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  I bet he has a Nelson Cruz type insane streak in him.  Like a 14-homer month.  Just putting it out there.  I learned that from The Secret.

Andrew Brown – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he got the start over Bobby Abreu.  Damn, I’d be so pissed right now if it were 1999.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-5, 1 run as he got into the lineup because Daniel Murphy had the night off.  Yeah, too much to ask to bench Ruben Tejada.  He’s the Mets spark plug that they wanted to designate for assignment about three weeks ago.

Marco Scutaro – Cleared for workouts.  That’s what Suzanne Somers was cleared for in the late-80′s that changed her life.  Or so I read in her autobiography, “The Only Thing Plastic Is My Face.”

Michael Morse – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and his third homer this week.  I was watching a History Channel special on Morse code and did you know Hitler used to replace the word b*tch in Morse code with the word French?

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  If Brad Miller were doing this, I’d be talking about how he’s on pace for 16 homers and 75 RBIs, which is solid.  That’s sad.  I’m gonna take a nap.  *claps hands*  I’m back!

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.68.  Member when you were worried about his 4+ ERA and 1.70 WHIP after April?  You’re silly!  Come here, let me pinch your cheeks.  Not those cheeks, you’re fresh!

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, his 2nd homer in as many games.  Really hoping he can get to 30 homers, then I’d sing some Todd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.

Mat Latos – Left a rehab start with a calf cramp.  Tony Cingrani is holding onto his rotation spot by the hair on nine out of ten ballplayers’ chinny-chin-chins.  Seriously, what’s up with all the beards?  Is the homeless Evan Gattis look in?  Is the Unabomber the facial hair consultant for MLB?

Joey Votto – Took batting practice and fielded grounders.  Reds manager Bryan Price said Votto will be activated soon, it’s just a matter of “making sure everything is where it needs to be.”  I swear that was the exact words of my overweight aunt when she used to adjust her stretch pants.

    • nightpandas says:
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      @gareth: Mini-Papi?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds like they had a solid draft. Lot of folks loved the Zimmer pick

  1. Greyismyhero says:
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    In a 12 tm H2H league with the following OF, plus 2 utility would you drop any to Pick up Morales to slot in utility? With Polanco close, I’m thinking I can afford to lose some speed for power? What you think Grey? I have Singleton slotted at 1st right now. Thanks
    ,
    Drop one or hold?

    OF- A. Jones
    OF- M. Cabrera
    OF- J. Bruce
    UTIL- K. Davis
    UTIL- Yelich

    BN- Marte
    BN- Polanco
    BN- Hosmer

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Hold…my brotha

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: so DONT DO IT right, haha

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Greyismyhero: HA right dont DO IT

  2. gareth says:
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    Which start do you like best for today?

    Tyson ross home to the nats versus Roark

    Or

    Jason Hammel home to the Marlins versus eovaldi

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hammel

  3. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @gareth: True story. The elevator in my office building goes up and down all day (as elevators tend to do). Most days when I get to work and hit the up button, someone in the garage levels below the building has already hit the button. So I stand there on the ground floor watching the digital floor indicator above the elevator door go down from G1… to G2… to the last garage level… G3! Funny (sad?) thing is, this morning, for the first time in 6+ years of this daily occurrence, I thought of you.

      I think I have to spend less time on Razzball. It’s invading on my life.

      On second thought, maybe I’ll just get a new job. Hopefully not working for a guy named JeF or Cram.

      • Cram It says:
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        @L-Boogie: That will be the saddest story I hear all day. Glad I haven’t started drinking yet.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @L-Boogie: You would be lucky to work for me……………..DO IT

  4. Dean says:
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    Top 2?

    Eovaldi at Cubs
    Keuchel at Twins
    Hughes home vs Astros
    Roark at Padres

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      let’s go with Hughes and Keuchel

  5. JFK says:
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    In 4th place, with a steep uphill battle to get to the top in a 12-team H2H keeper – would you greenlight this trade with the understanding that I’m overpaying but significantly upgrading needs?
    Crush Davis/Machado (7th)/Werth (8th)/Adverb for Braun/Tanaka (9th)

    Which would leave my team looking like:
    C – Lucroy
    1B – Daniel Murphy
    2B – Matty Carp
    3B – Xander
    SS – Reyes
    OFs – Jones/Braun/CarGomez
    Util – Melky
    Bench – Joc Pederson*
    DL – Arenado

    SPs – Cueto/Tanaka/Hamels/Kluber/Fister/Ervin/Salazar*/Bundy*
    RPs – Britton/Qualls/Mejia/Belisario/Davis/O’Day/Brothers
    DL – Holland

    Seriously concerned about Lee’s ability to return to form this season, and this trade would provide the added bonus of opening two slots for my favorite pastime…prospecting!
    Alternately, could hold onto Adverb and swap Braun for Holliday or Pedroia, but do not like the direction either is headed.
    Any and all thoughts are welcome; thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I agree on Lee, but that’s too much IMO. You have a good staff.

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @JFK: Yeah, don’t do it!

  6. J-FOH says:
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    I stand in front of the mirror in a jock strap with eye black running down my face for drafting Harper in the writers league.

    • de nachos says:
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      @J-FOH: No, you’re thinking of your outfit to mourn the passing of the Ultimate Warrior.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @de nachos: actually it was the passing of road warrior hawk. I forgot to mention I was in my motorcycle boots

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      hey, he”ll be back

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Mike: Harper or The Ultimate Warrior?

  7. Abdoozy says:
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    Seriously, just assume everyone in yesterday’s Coors game had multiple hits and did something wonderful.

    Yeah, everybody but Aaron Freaking Hill.

    How is it possible to hit in the middle of the lineup that scores 28 runs in two games and only get one of those runs and one RBI? Dammit I wish I hadn’t drafted him, then dropped him, then picked him up, then dropped him, then picked him up again.

  8. J-FOH says:
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    I jump jump out the window for dropping khris davis right before this….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes

    • puigleague choo says:
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      @J-FOH:
      thas mental.

  9. J-FOH says:
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    Where is costaricanchata. He bet me in the preseason the ellsbury would be way better than puig!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Hope he’s okay, he’s old

  10. J-FOH says:
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    J-FOUR

    • gareth says:
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      @J-FOH: Nice.

  11. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I’ll join that Adam Jones root!

    Strange fantasy day. Had 4 HRs from a partial lineup in my H2H league (Goldy, Lawrie, A. Jones, K. Davis), but my opponent had 5 (LuCroy, Laroche, Zorba, Melky, Ozuna). There should be a term for a great H2H day where your opponent still out nutri-stats you. Ass2Ass comes to mind, but that always happens and its use wouldn’t make sense here.

    It appears that the Pegboy definition has a typo where “term” should be “time.”

    “. . . just to fill in for a short period of term . . .”

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: more like Ass2mouth, man! Sry, shizz happens then you die. How about in RBIs and other stats, did you beat him in that? Otherwise, in life as in war as in FBB it’s not about winning the small battles it’s about winning fantasy week finals!

      Bon courage,
      Ante

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Ante GALIC: That is gross, but it works! Maybe present it as ATM, which would carry with it a second connotation of lost funds? He also topped me in Runs and RBI, but at least it wasn’t by much.

        Hasta el Ante.

  12. SF says:
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    Hi Grey. Who would you rather have ROS. Yelich or Jackson?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yelich

      • SF says:
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        @Mike: thanks!

  13. gareth says:
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    That “peg boy” reference is a little bit of a stretch.

    • de nachos says:
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      @gareth: yeesh, got that on the second read.

  14. troy says:
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    Like Phil Hughes or drew pomeranz for ros? Could also drop wade davis but that guy has been a savior for me in ratios.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @troy: Hughes…wow I feel dirty saying that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: Pom, hold Davis

      • troy says:
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        @Grey: like Hughes tonihht? Asking for daily purposes. N Thanks gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  15. gareth says:
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    I must activate matt cain today for his mets start today, so have to cut a speculative reliever.

    Drop Smith, Axford, W. Davis or Benoit?

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        @Mello Yello: shouldn’t be rostering axford anymore anyway. that’s really been the case for like over a month.

  16. bossmanjunior says:
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    Pick one

    Ozuna, Krush, Jennings, Martin, Hunter, Markakis

    Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Krush, Ozuna is a very close 2nd

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    Is Skaggs a hold or just a streamer in the RCL?

  18. bossmanjunior says:
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    BJ3!

  19. bossmanjunior says:
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    Offered Cashner and Buerhle for my Rios. Seems like an obvious reject, right? What about his Ryu and Cashner?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Correct…the Ryu/Cash deal is a lil more intriguing, but you have to be starved for pitching to give up on Rios.

  20. picard56 says:
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    Grey, Look into your crystal ball and tell me, does Javier Baez even get the call this year?

  21. Matt Pascale says:
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    Oswaldo Arcia or Starling Marte? Marte is killing me and someone nabbed Palanco in my league – Arcia is out there…thoughts? Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Matt Pascale: Waldo…I bailed on Marte towards the end of last year. He’s basically become SAGNOF

  22. y4rivera says:
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    I was offered his Ryu for my Rizzo in a 12 team keeper (13 keepers) 6×5 (ops).

    I have Pujols and Singleton. Rizzo next year will be $16. It increases by 5 every year. Ryu won’t be a keeper. I mostly stream pitching so I never target aces. My best pitchers are Shields, Hudson, and Lohse.

    Considering my depth at 1b should I take this deal?

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @y4rivera: No, R to the IZZO

  23. scorequick says:
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    Grey, can you rank in order ROS Arcia, Willingham, Ozuna, K. Davis, Dickerson?

    thanks.

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @scorequick: Davis, Arcia, Ozuna, Dickerson, Willingham

      Could flip Will and Dickerson

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        what Kyle said

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @scorequick: @Mike: I just turned down an offer for his Jay Bruce for my Josh Willingham…and that isn’t just because Bruce is slumping. If Willingham can stay healthy (a big if) he’s very, very nice. Only Nelson Cruz has been more productive over the past week. This is a guy who was elite in 2012 – 85/35/110 but had an injury riddled 2013.

      Over the past eight years he’s averaged 445ABs and 22.5HRs. If that average holds you could see 18 more HRs the rest of the way while he’s batting cleanup behind Mauer and in front of Arcia.

      Willingham
      50ABs 4HRs 12Runs 12RBI 15BB 16K .320AVG 1.093OPS
      63ABs 4HRs 9Runs 13RBI 1BB 17K .286AVG .868OPS
      Arcia

      An important take away if nothing else – the Twins aren’t the streaming cake walk they were just a couple weeks ago.

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        @Moronymous Lohse: I agree. Ageism is rife in fantasy baseball. Willingham should be at front of that list not at the end.

      • troy says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: u should send that deal back to the guy that sent it to u and beg for forgiveness for declining and hope he still accepts.. why would u decline that. Willingham will be lucky to hit .240 ros. U let a hot week blind u

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          @troy: Don’t get me wrong – I like Bruce quite a bit. But that offense doesn’t impress me and he simply doesn’t look right. That and – when both are healthy – are surprisingly close in what they give you. But as an owner I hate owning “frustrating” players – guys that when you see them play you want to punch them in the neck for clutch time strikeouts. Past two weeks:

          Bruce 0BB 18Ks (7/41) [Sea. Overall Reds 28th in Runs and 27th in On Base %]
          Josh 11BB 10Ks (11/33) [Season Overall - Twins 14th in Runs and 9th in OB%]

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @scorequick: might rank J Will higher if you get the 2012 version

  24. Cash says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H dynasty league. I sold my prospects in the off-season for veteran talent to help me win this year and I’m in 2nd place so far but….my team is being decimated by injuries.

    I’ve lost Fernandez and Lee. I’m thinking of trading Fernandez to a rebuilding team for Price. JoFer is awesome but I’m likely to get more value from Price over the next 2 years with rehab and such

    I’ve received an offer where I trade Fernandez/Giolito/Piscotty for Price/VMart.

    I’d be giving up a lot of future value which blows but the MLBers will help my team. Do you think the return is enough? Which side do you want?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if it helps you win this year go for it. J-Fer will be out a while and it sounds like you are built to win now.

  25. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    Mexican jumping beans jump to get out of sunlight.

  26. Lonnie says:
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    Who’d you rather have, nonkeeper Jennings or keeper Arcia? I get the sense that Desmond is always going to be a BA killer. Losing patience.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keeper Arcia

  27. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 write-up! Are you convinced of my sincerity, I thought so.

    I dropped Liriano for this week for Regular Dumaurier (my new name for Doolittle, get it? I hope you all and the four girls reading this approve. We can do a CBS survey…vote 1 for yes, 2 for no and 3 for could give a Razz Azz). Moved Chavez from the relief to starting role for his 2-start next week. Week 11 is Chavez’s last stand for me because I won’t need him any more from the RP slot if Regular Dumaurier continues to be lights out in the closer’s role for Oaktown. (Please help me Oaktown Steve for any advice.). Do you think I made a good move by adding Regular Dumaurier for Liriano (A simple Y/N will suffice.)?

    Have a nice weekend,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, thanks…. Yeah, Liriano was toast for now

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Ante GALIC: 2 1/2

  28. E says:
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    Desmond Jennings droppable in a 12 team non keeper? 3 OF spots

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @E: Yup (sad face)

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @E: depends on who you are droppping him for? Im in same dilema in one of my leagues, Arcia is out there as well as Willingham…I dunno really.

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Greyismyhero: grey said no one who reads his suff plays in a league where willingham in available

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with GreyismyHero

      depends who’s out there…Steamer still projects him for 14 HR and 25 SB, just a lousy BA (.230-.240)

  29. Mello Yello says:
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    It’s Rubby de la Rosa time today baby! Sure he’s at Detroit, but that doesn’t mean I can’t cha-cha around in the meantime…Olay!! #92MPHchangeup

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…I love me some RDLR too

  30. Newleaf says:
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    You really love to drive home that Ellsbury point, huh? Ellsbury, Fielder, gyorko, miller, Salazar…you win some, you lose some.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Newleaf: Gyorko, etc weren’t in the discussion as first round picks. Fielder kinda had neck surgery.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Cram It: Re: fielder. the neck was likely the entire reason for him sucking too.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Newleaf: Gyrko, Miller, Salazar were guys to draft late with high upside….those guys can go either way….how about Frazier and Seager….they seam to be working out nicely.

      • Aero says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Gray and Teheran also!

  31. John Rubino says:
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    LOL @ the crickets!

  32. Tigres says:
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    Good news on Yordano. I will now try to trade him before the elbow breaks again…

    We starting Bauer in Texas?

    • Zook's Pest Control says:
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      @Tigres: Against Yu Darvish? He’s riding the pine over here.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha on Yordano

      SON doesn’t like it…and I agree

  33. EJ says:
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    Grey,

    As always, very witty review – love it!
    14 Team 5×5 ROTO – I’m looking at picking up Crawford to get a little more speed in my lineup ….
    I have McCutchen, Rios, Bruce, Ozuna, Yelich, Dickerson ….
    Any worth dropping for Crawford?

    At MI I have Kinsler, Carpenter, Rollins and Wong is Wong or Rollins worth dropping on a flyer for Baez as he gets closer to getting called up?

    Great stuff, thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold on Crawford

      Could be a bit longer for Baez, I’d consider holding a while longer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  34. Miz says:
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    Trevor Bauer or Eddie Butler today?… Also do you think Ace Ventura will be better ROS?

    • Miz says:
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      @Miz: As always good shizz Grey

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      both risky…I’d go with Bauer

      Ventura better than both since he seems healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miz: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  35. Birdog says:
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    Andrelton Simmons is on my bench and I’ve been playing Jhonny Peralta. Chris Owings is available. Drop Simmons for him? 12 team mixed with hitting stats of R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVE, & OPS.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Owings personally. I’d go for it.

      Their ROS raters are only a dollar apart FWIW

      • Birdog says:
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        @Mike: thanks mike

  36. osnam says:
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    Pomeranz or chavez? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they’re close

      I’d lean Chavez

  37. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    My RCL team led in ERA at 2.91 on Tuesday. after three horrific days, It now is 7th in ERA. My team is done. Good pitching was my only hope and now it does not even have that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      plenty of time to bounce back

      stay strong brother

  38. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    I could just French slap Choo for making you right about him. Hopefully, he’ll bring it back around, though. He always does.

    Sooo, in a dynasty league, Shelby Miller for Brad Miller…
    1. Fair trade. Take Brad and move on?
    2. Shelby for Lawrie instead?
    3. Dump Shelby and nab Arcia or Seager or Owings?
    4. Don’t be ridiculous. Shelby is the real deal and will come around sometime this season or next.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Arcia or Brad Miller than the arm in a dynasty

  39. happyharry1958 says:
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    GM Grey,

    Was offered His Harper, N.Walker and Peralta for
    MY J.Hamilton, Blackmon and Eovaldi……..12 team, H2H, 6X6 3 yr. keeper.
    WW pick-up Eovaldi has been awsome in H2H, but do I give up this much for Harper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d pull the trigger

  40. way too *#^% for this says:
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    10 Team 5×5 Roto 7 Keepers
    ———-
    Am I selling too low on Cargo with this deal? Team in sig.

    Give: Cargo, Beckham, Aoiki / Get: K. Davis, Altuve

    I am playing catchup big time in offensive cats besides runs (2nd). This would strengthen my biggest need (MI) and help in SB which is pretty tight right now. With Polonco’s activation imminent, I have no need for Aoiki. Kluber is my only possible keeper optIon at pitcher (streaming like a champ, thanks Grey!), so unless a breakout season by Davis this trade will be weakening my keepers. Thoughts?

    ————
    C Rosario, Wilin
    1B Goldschmidt, Paul
    2B Beckham, Gordon
    3B Longoria, Evan
    SS Segura, Jean
    MI Zobrist, Ben
    CI Rizzo, Anthony
    OF Arcia, Oswaldo
    OF Beltran, Carlos
    OF Gardner, Brett
    OF Jones, Garrett
    OF Willingham, Josh
    U Lind, Adam
    U Ortiz, David
    Bench (OF) Aoki, Norichika
    Bench (OF) Yelich, Christian
    Injured (OF) Carlos Gonzalez
    Minors (OF) Polanco, Gregory

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Don’t do it

  41. kyle kendrick says:
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    Keeper league in which I am out of… $325 budget… would you do Shelby Miller at ($6) for Syndergaard at ($1)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thor dinged up his shoulder last night…getting X-Rays

      I’d wait and see first

      Tough start yesterday bro

  42. de nachos says:
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    John Mayberry JR hits a dong (<–JFOH's term) in his second big league at bat in Yankee stadium. Fox finds his "dad" in the stands, except it's not his dad it was the *other* black guy with good seats.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edw9EqG-aD0

    So sad, this was also back when Philly thought he had a chance to be good. The Phillies are adorable with their old-school scouting.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @de nachos: I’m not Raycest, but that is just LOLOLOL f’ging LOLOLOL funny! A tale of two fans, one with a Panama World Classic shirt who looks about 30 and the guy who looks like he’s 60. Hmm? Tough call.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I remember that…cringe-worthy

  43. Arods frost says:
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    Grey-

    Two different scenarios for you:

    1. Drop Hosmer for Lind?

    2. Drop Pagan for Davis?

    Just don’t have enough bench – cha feel?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      2. (if it’s Khris)

  44. Cheese says:
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    This truly was a great write up today! I laughed a lot more than usual, and that says a lot considering I laugh quite a bit reading this every morning. Thank you.

  45. The Strolg says:
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    When you finally can’t take it any more and you get rid of a bunch of guys on your team that have been killing you for way too long, Gyorko, Mostsuckass, Dickey etc. Drop Dusting!

  46. Stuck in the Middle... says:
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    Who should I start ROS?
    I have Lowrie ($12) but Kendrick ($16) and Aybar ($10) are available…do I drop Lowrie for either of them. I could also save some money and start Owings ($0) instead. Or…do the exact opposite and pick up E. Cabrera ($22). A lot of MI options…which one is best? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Lowrie, maybe Aybar if you need the steals

  47. Phil of the Future says:
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    Was really hoping my boy Chris Carter would make the write-up, what with his 0-0 with 4 walks. There’s gotta be a name for that right? The Platinum Slipper or something? I have questions y’all….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! I like that

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Yeah, I think it could work.
        And btw, never thanked you for advising starting Richards over Chavez this week. Good call, and thx.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          No problem

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Ha. People will say I’m crazy, but I think C.C.’s about to go on a run. That kinda day can get a guy goin’. I mean, that’s 4 ABs without a K!

        In closing, get hot you poor man’s Adam Dunn!

        Unrelated question for you: If Gausman is bleh against the A’s this weekend is he droppable in a 16 team H2H redraft league? Could use the extra spot cause I have Alex Wood doing nothing in another bench spot.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, crazy…. He’s droppable because he’s making a spot start from what I’ve heard

  48. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    There’s a pic floating around twitter this morning of Polanco, presumably on a plane heading to Pitt. Kudos to the Pirates for building suspense. If he’s not called up today shit goinz hit da fan, yo.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, but he was sitting on the wing so, like, probably photoshopped

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mike: ha that would be funny. was referringn to a diff one. but the lack of news by now says he isn’t playing tonight. oh well.

  49. Titan says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey.

    I missed out on Polanco yesterday. Go with Arcia or Ozuna for June? Assume Arcia but just sprained ankle last nite so maybe I’ll wait for news today.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia if the ankle is ok

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Titan: Thanks! OZUNA

  50. Andrew D says:
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    Rotoworld, zing!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha…the other day they said a guy had unearned earned runs. My head exploded.

  51. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey, what do you think of this trade?

    My Hanley and Ellsbury for Tulo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the Hanley side

  52. KyleJames101 says:
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    Start 3 for the rest of the week.
    Keuchel vs min
    Eovaldi vs cubs
    Cobb vs sea
    Mchugh vs min
    Sanchez vs bos.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sanchez, Cobb, McHugh

  53. SteveV says:
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    Koehler is on waivers. Drop Baue, Niese or Stroman for him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  54. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Marcell Ozuna Razzball

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      or I should say…much ha

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sky: I see a slight resemblance to Grey in the eyes.

  55. Oppo Taco says:
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    Which side Vmart/j Up/Jesse Chavez or Adam jones/price

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Upton side

  56. KillerB says:
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    How would you rank the following (top 4?) ROS: eaton, arcia, span, dickerson, lind, stubbs, wong, granderson, villar, bossman, rasmus

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Arcia, Lind, Eaton, Villar, and Span out of that group

  57. kyle kendrick says:
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    @Mike posted up top, but what do you think about me trading Miller ($6) for Syndergaard ($1) budget 325, and im out of it

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the trade for sure in a vacuum, just be careful about the injury.

  58. bobbo says:
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    Anyone else feel a Jesse Chavez regression coming? I’ve tried spinning him to everyone in my league but no biters. Am I silly for wanting to drop him for Garrett Richards? I’m getting all swoony over his heater…

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @bobbo: Dropped him yesterday in all 3 I had him in. Even in my 16 team league. Prob nothing more than a streamer at this point.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nothing screaming regression in his numbers, but I do prefer Richards over him.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @bobbo: droppable in a 10 team league

  59. Steve D. says:
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    Jon Singleton or Adam Lind at first ROS?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Steve D.: Lind …DO IT

  60. Max says:
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    Can you please rank these OF’s ROS? Thanks Grey

    Khris Davis, Blackmon, Springer, Beltran

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer, Beltran, Blackmon, Davis for me

  61. Ollie says:
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    I’ve got Cashner coming back off the DL Saturday, so I’ll need to drop someone. My OF/UTIL looks like this:

    Pence, Pagan, Bruce, K. Davis, Willingham, A. Gordon, Dickerson, Lind

    I’ve got 5 spots to mix and match these 8 guys. Which one would you drop?

    Paul+ narrowed it down to K. Davis or Lind and ended up choosing Lind. I agree with him, although I’m last in my league in average, so Lind may hold more value because of that.

    My other option would be to just drop Estrada and keep Lind/Davis and use them both in the mix and match strat. My other pitchers are Porcello, Tanaka, Teheran, Cobb, and Pomeranz. I’m heavy on closers, with Rodriguez, Britton, Robertson, and waiting for Chamberlain.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d drop Dickerson or Willingham before Lind. Hold Estrada

  62. Josh says:
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    I got a long post today Grey. Been in trade talks for a while to get EE. It’s yahoo so he has 3B eligibility, 12 team, H2H. My current lineup looks like:
    1B: Ortiz
    2B: Beckham (gross)
    SS: Segura
    3B: Dominguez
    CI: Rizzo
    MI: Bogaerts
    OF: Stanton, Cain, Span, Yelich, Parra, James Jones (DL: Rasmus, Crawford, Harper)
    U: Francisco

    The trade offered is EE + Lowrie for Rizzo, Segura, and Sonny Gray.

    So I’d wind up with Lowrie at probably 2B, Bogaerts at SS, then fill MI with something like Santana or Owings. And my 3B shituation becomes my CI shituation. I do have lots of pitching so Gray we can stomach, but Rizzo + Segura is a dent in my offense.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Josh: I like the Rizzo side….Dont DO IT

  63. OaktownSteve says:
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    You know the history of the beard thing in MLB right? Back in ye olden days when Josh Reddick was good (a time of yore indeed) when he first started bonding with the right field bleacher nuts at the O, one of the themes was that Reddick loved wrestling. The fans used to bring these wrestling championship belts in to the stands and wave them around and Reddick would eff around with them. This got Reddick some attention in the wrestling world and there was talk he’d get in to the ring with this guy he got to be buddies with, Daniel Bryan. I guess he’s a wrestler. I haven’t watched wrestling since the Superfly Snooka era. Well instead of wrestling they decided to have a beard growing contest. Enter Reddick pal #2, Jonny Gomes, who was not going to be out knuckleheaded by anybody including Josh Reddick and Dan Bryan. Gomes took the beards to Boston and that’s all she wrote.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, that’s cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yeah, remember that, but it’s out of control now… Plus Reddick shouldn’t be starting anything

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: if Jayson Werth ever shaves his virulent man-beard my wife will be down in DC in two shakes giving him the Napoli’s Mom show. She’s a big fan of his razored days. I’m allowed to do the same thing if I ever see Shakira. Don’t know how much good it will do me tho.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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      @OaktownSteve: OK, this has made me come out of retirement as a commenter, and poke my head out of the hole for the first time this year. It’s part of a tradition that the A’s start something, and then the RSox or Yankees get cred a year or two later. Like Johnny Damon, for instance. (Even if I’m not here in image, my spirit still lurks Razzball daily.)

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Im from the bay area and we pretty much set all the trends

  64. chisoxx22 says:
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    Cobb for heyward? My sps are verlander, cobb, cain, Teheran, kluber, lohse, kazmir, and gonzalez, and lee on the DL. Im struggling in the avg and sb departments.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  65. papasmurf says:
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    Got caught up at work and forgot to change the lineup for the day game. Stuck with Jaso on bench. Doh! Another sonnuvabench.

    Gave up on Skaggs even in a 16-teamer. I was worried about him going into the game cuz the HOU lineup is pretty good against lefties (and overall not garbage like SD) but stupidly started him anyway. The same symptoms are there. Lack of command and inconsistency. Very good curve and improvement in velocity but simply not ready to be good yet.

    Morse really has had a nice bounceback. He went undrafted in my league. (400 player deep)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      could be right on Skaggs

      I’m surprised you snagged Morse in a deep legaue like that. Good on you

  66. Mets2014 says:
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    A Monie Love reference. You my friend are good. That’s why I appreciate razzball. Keep up the great work my friend.

  67. Andy says:
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    Sorry need help
    Need to cut two to stream since Ramirez just off DL

    Moveable parts
    2b Gordon
    3b bogaerts (3,ss)
    Ss Castro
    Bench aramis (dl)

    Pitchers
    Teheren
    Kluber
    Kennedy
    Eovaldi
    Pomeraz
    Peralta
    Betances
    (5 closers active)

    Again need to cut two to stream
    Avail sp
    Colon
    Tomlin
    Vogelsong

    Thanks
    In advance

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather stick with that staff than stream. Maybe stream Wily’s spot.

      • Andy says:
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        I’d have to cut a second in addition to wily to stream
        If I hold I probably lose my lead in ks and wins for the week

      • Andy says:
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        I’d have to cut a second in addition to wily to stream
        If I hold I probably lose my lead in ks and wins for the week

        • Paul C. says:
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          @Andy: Not sure who else is out there to stream, but I’m not as big on Eovaldi as most others and could see cutting him next (if you need a second after Wily). Seems that Eovaldi will forever be a K underachiever, and if he’s only going to K about 6.5 per 9 (what he’s been doing for the last 6 weeks) you can probably get similar stats from well-chosen streamers. But I wouldn’t cut him for just anybody.

  68. Bunny says:
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    Teheran (6.4) and Eovaldi (6.2) not getting thumbs up from the Nator. You’re starting both right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, I would

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Mike: Except Eovaldi’s up against Hammel.

  69. Jack says:
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    Wondering if I should look to trade Pujols in H2H w/OBP.

    On one hand:
    His flyball distance is down again this year (277 feet),
    His BB%, LD% are his lowest ever
    His GB and IFFB are among highest ever

    On the other hand:
    His BABIP is lowest ever at .230
    Razzball ROS Steamer projections still has him as the 12th most valuable hitter!
    He’s on a team that’s an offensive powerhouse (more R and RBI opportunities even if he doesn’t hit well)

    If you say look to trade him, do you think I should wait for a hot streak to at least get his OBP up or trade him now?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you’re going to trade him, def wait for a hotter streak

  70. BG says:
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    Sonny Gray (8th Round keeper), 3rd round draft pick for Yu Darvish (can’t be kept) 7th round draft pick?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Sonny and my 3rd round pick, especially if you can’t keep Yu

  71. Teddy Heater says:
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    I rostered both C-K-hris Davis’s just so they could battle it out.

    Lawrie, Machado & Latos for Longo & Odorizzi (dropping @ Gyorko 2b)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

      rather have Lawrie and Machado

  72. Tom says:
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    Do you think Baez will be up this month? In a H2H OBP league where I am weak in steals, do I drop either Hill or A. Escobar for him when he comes up?

  73. Punk says:
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    12-team mixed league 5×5. Someone offered me Choo for my Robertson. Robertson is my best closer, but I currently have six (yeah! Britton, Belisario, Grilli, Allen, and Frieri as well) and just took the saves lead in the league. Should I already have hit accept or am I missing something? Thanks – these daily updates are my number one must-read for fantasy.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d do it

  74. Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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    Drop Peralta for Archer or Kennedy or even McHugh or hold thanks nice write up Grey

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kennedy

  75. ManuteBologna says:
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    I’ve got a decent dilemma – Segura, Dee Gordon, Aaron Hill, and Howie Kendricks have been taking a dump on my OPS lately but overall they’re a decent group of MI. I’m killing in steals but dying in OPS so I’d love to trade one but no one wants any of them : ( I’d love to cut bait with someone to open a spot for another SP or a hitter I can actually feel good slotting in at UTIL or OF on short days….if I have to trade or eventually dump one then who is the odd man out?

    • ManuteBologna says:
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      @ManuteBologna: Also I’m still rolling out Starling Marte everyday because I’ve got no extra OF to replace him

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hill

      • ManuteBologna says:
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        @Mike:

        Kick him to the curb or hold off and try and trade him?

  76. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Do you agree with SON on these? I might put Terrible Tim next to last…
    Lincecum vs NYM (15.0)
    Bedard vs SEA (11.4)
    McCarthy vs ATL (10.3)
    Miley vs ATL (8.7)
    Ryu @ COL (-0.1)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with SON. I don’t trust McCarthy though

  77. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    With Wong likely out for a bit, I’m hurting at middle infidel. Who do you like better for the next, oh I don’t know, 2 weeks/ROS? Keep in mind that I’m good on steals, but low on average/power/RBI.

    Andrelton
    Villar
    Ackley
    Beckham
    Espinosa

    Thanks yo!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Villar ROS, Espinosa next two weeks

  78. B_Rich says:
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    How do you feel about this deal, I give Freeman and Tyson Ross and receive Longoria, Will Myers and Romo? Would you like the deal better if say Myers was replaced with Bourn or Gardner? 15 team auction keeper league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Keeper? Longo/Myers side

  79. Ron says:
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    Roto OBP league. – only got room for one…Willingham or Arcia?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia (check on the ankle)

  80. McGaffer12 says:
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    Keeper league question:

    My 4th round Votto

    for his

    12th rnd Rizzo

    Sounded crazy on before this season but now……….
    Maybe I need to skate to where the puck is going?

    • Mike says:
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      @McGaffer12:

      Love your hockey reference. What is the significance of the picks? If nothing I’d hold on Votto for now.

      • McGaffer12 says:
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        The picks carry with the guys into next years draft

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still rather have Votto

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @McGaffer12: Im going R to the IZZO

      • McGaffer12 says:
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        Grey, you’re the tie breaker

        Survey says!?!

        -Richard Dawson

        • McGaffer12 says:
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          And I need an opinion from someone smarter than me:

          For the rest of this season and a keeper:

          Teheran

          Or

          G. Cole

        • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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          @McGaffer12: Grey’s not here anymore Mrs. Torrence. Votto.

          • McGaffer12 says:
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            There he is!

          • McGaffer12 says:
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            So here is the other deal:
            keeper league
            I have Seager, Altuve, and Bogaerts, Pedroia, and Lawrie

            We only start a SS/2nd/3rd, no corner or MI

            Need move some of these guys for an arm and there is no market.
            Best I can do is:
            Pedroia (who looks cooked and is a bad keeper slot)Lawrie and segura for
            A good 12th rnd keeper Teheran

            It is an overpay, but I can only play three of these guys
            I then run with Altuve/Seager/Bogaerts

  81. Mike says:
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    Thoughts on Cliff Lee going forward in a keeper league?

    Would you give up Hamels and minor for Teheran in a keeper league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He’s dicey. I’d sell in keepers.

      Prefer Hamels side

  82. Scott H says:
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    My pitching is bad…. so my buddy offered me this after discussing last night. Sale (14th rd keeper) Polanco (19th rd keepers) Rios ( no keeper value) for MY Mccutch(6th rd keeper) and Springer (14th rd keeper). I also have Bruce and Puig at OF. What cha think?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s fair. Good value for Sale

  83. Jimmy says:
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    teheran @ ARI
    Ryu @ COL
    Keuchel @ MIN

    Real close in the pitching categories. Start all? If not, who to bench?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Start em

  84. GG says:
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    Pick 2 to start today. Hitter-tron says Yelich, Dickerson but Yelich feels cold and Ryu isn’t a slouch (but @COL). Gut says KDavis and RZimm.

    Yelich v Jason Hammel
    Dickerson v Ryu
    Sandoval v Niese
    RZimm v Ross
    KDavis v Cumpton

    • GG says:
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      @GG: adding ballparks if that helps
      Yelich v Jason Hammel @CHC
      Dickerson v Ryu @COL
      Sandoval v Niese @SF
      RZimm v Ross @SD
      KDavis v Cumpton @PIT

      • theBIGstank says:
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        @GG:

        RZimm and Davis

        Mashers

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Go with your gut

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GG: Davis, Dickerson, but I’d look at Hitter-Tron

  85. Clint says:
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    I can’t believe we haven’t heard any news yet regarding what the heck’s gonna happen in Cincy’s rotation. I own Cingrani in a 12 team roto & an 8 team h2h pts league & the suspense as to whether I’m gonna lose him to the minors is crazy. I keep poking pins in my Mat Latos voodoo doll hoping I can get him thrown out for the season to avoid what seems like the inevitable.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I hear ya

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Clint: I own him in about 25 leagues, yeah, I feel ya buddy.

  86. Scott says:
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    Which pitcher do you like ROS Chavez or Hutchinson?

    Thank you,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pretty similar. I’d lean Chavez pitching in Oakland

  87. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10-tm 10×10 H2H limited moves (20/yr) league, the Cargo owner has no LF now, and I have Alex Gordon on my bench behind Moss–Gordon rarely plays. He only has 9 moves left, and I have 15; also I’m in 1st, he’s in 2nd. I was about to drop Gyorko for a holds guy, but a trade wouldn’t count against our transaction limits, so was thinking Gordon for Benoit and a bench bat (preferably 3B-eligible, as I have brittle Zimmerman starting). He has Seager and Carpenter, both of whom might be expendable (he also has Pedroia at 2B and Donaldson at 3B).

    So, would you give Gordon for Seager/Carpenter + Benoit? Which would you prefer? Or just hold Gordon and use a roster move?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you need holds, sure. Prefer Seager

  88. Shaggy says:
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    Any hope for Kemp? He’s untradeable. Is it insane to drop him for Arcia?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Kemp

  89. Chris says:
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    Good morning,
    I am in a 12 team keeper league with normal 5×5 scoring for pitching:
    Here is my starting rotation: who do you think I should keep/trade/drop…?
    Tanner Roark
    Justin Verlander
    Alex Cobb
    Sonny Gray
    Tom Koehler
    Chris Tillman
    Dallas Keuchel
    Please advise…
    Thank you

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      trade Verlander

      keep Gray and Cobb

      Roark and Koehler expendable IMO

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Chris: What are the keep parameters? I had been considering dropping Tillman for at least a few weeks. Yesterday that day came. I was actually relieved that he got pummeled. More like Till later Man!

      • Chris says:
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        @Hal Incandenza: I can keep up to 5 players. The league is pretty competitive, and I was planning on trading Tillman/Verlander together to be honest… Players available for SP include:
        Elias
        Jamie Garcia
        De La Rosa (COL)
        Wade Miley
        Tommy Milone
        Josh Tomlin…
        SLIM pickins’
        What do you think?

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @Chris: I think to get anything of substance for Tillman you’d need him to seriously turn things around for such a stretch that if he does it you’ll no longer want to trade him. I’d drop him myself.

          Maybe add Tomlin for short term.

  90. Wadeboggs says:
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    Looking to trade for wheeler. I was thinking of offering Khris Davis or singleton – which of these two has better ROS value and keeper value with a 10th round pick next year? My OF and utility require 4 spots and are currently occupied by Adam jones, bautista, marte, Khris Davis, singleton, alcides Escobar, so benching two of these last 4 guys daily. Figured I could go for a pitcher. Thanks for your thoughts in advance

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton if you’re rotating him anyway

  91. theBIGstank says:
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    GREY

    You’re are the shizzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked up Khris Davis and Ozuna after a couple of morons dropped them in my league. How do you drop ELITE talent like those two. Do you think they can both finish in the top 20? top 10? 1,2?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @theBIGstank: ELITE might be a little strong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @theBIGstank: Thanks! Yeah, they’re not elite yet…

  92. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Hold Lonnie C or Willingham
    Roto DH spot

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Willingham

  93. DancinHomer says:
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    Love today’s title…might just wear my pants backwards today.

    My pitching dilemma: I’m in a 12-team H2H league and have 5 SP’s left to throw this week vs. my opp’s 7 SP’s & I only have 1 move left to make this week & am down 2 in wins, 9 in k’s, ~0.50 in ERA, and up in WHIP & QS.

    Mine: Bauer @ TEX, Gray @ BAL, Cobb v. SEA, Bailey vs. PHI, Wheeler @ SF
    His: Roark @ SD, Duffy vs. NYY, Garza @ PIT, Tomlin @ TEX, Beuhrle vs. STL, Wilson vs. CWS, Harang @ ARI

    we’re currently tied 5-5 going into todays games and I’m debating picking up a streamer in
    Bedard vs. SEA
    McCarthy vs. ATL
    Arrieta vs. MIA

    or using my last move to stash Heaney (any word on when he might be coming up?) since this league hoards good SP.

    thanks in advance

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stash Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: The title was Rudy…. Agree with Mike

  94. Steve says:
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    Couple of questions on Skaggs already preaching that he’s a streamer. I’m about ready to throw him back on the waiver.

    My staff: Teheran, Zimmermann, Bauer, Quintana, Skaggs, Bradley, Burnett

    A. Drop Skaggs and stream?
    B. What about Burnett? He seems to be fading fast.
    C. Think Bradley’s worth holding till his eventual call up after the asb?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. stream Skaggs spot
      2. Burnett looks like toast, plus he has a hernia
      3. Bradley could be a while, I might not hold him if you’re contending this year.

  95. malamoney says:
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    Cespedes and Gray for Bumgarner in a H2H points league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cespedes side

  96. Big League Wood says:
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    Grey, enjoyed Razzball this week.

    Do you like any of these guys better than Cain or Willingham: Fowler, S Smith, Viciedo ?

    If not, I could grab one as a bench bat, as I don’t have one in a 12 teamer 2 catcher RCL style.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer DFowler to Cain, keep WIllingham

  97. aki says:
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    Which one is better Singleton or Morales , rest of season, thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      should be pretty similar…I prefer Singelton

  98. SMLV1 says:
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    Here we go again….BENCH 1

    (9) Choo facing Bauer
    (19) Rios facing Bauer
    (30) Springer facing Hughes
    (38) Moss facing W.Y. Chen (Lefty)
    (43) Rizzo facing Eovaldi

    • Cram It says:
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      @SMLV1: Where are they playing?

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Cram It:

        Choo and Rios playing @Home
        Springer @ MIN
        Moss @ BAL
        Rizzo playing @Home

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      How’d we do yesterday?

      Moss has been hitting lefties this year (.342)

      I’ll go with Springer

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Mike: Did good benching moss yesterday, he hit .500 but with no other stats.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SMLV1: a guy hitting .500 with no other stats was the worst of a list that long?

  99. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You are freaking priceless. “Auntie in stretch pants” LMFAO. by the way, who is this doode Mike answering all of the posts, another Grey wannabe?

    Just dropped Tillman in my AL Only league to pick up Derek Holland. what a mess Tillman is.

    Peace,

    Whatever

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      seriously. Mike’s a clown

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Whatever: Check the site fool….Mike is the Shizzz….and he watches DOC Mcstuffins…..And mike, you are being to hard on mike….back off…DO IT@Mike:

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha!

        • Whatever says:
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          @JeF With 1 F:

          Oh wow, calling me a fool is so inventive. jackoff.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Whatever: HA

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Whatever: I think I’m a Mike wannabe for what it’s worth haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: Mike’s a clown! Kidding, he’s a writer here helping me in the morning… Don’t hate, liberate…

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: No issue with Mike. I just was not aware that he was associated with the site. All good , Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  100. Travis says:
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    Sit/Start Ryu today @ Colorado? I’m leaning towards sit?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start him

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Travis: I’m leaning the other way, but I’m on mesculin so I’m not sure if that could be the cause.

  101. dan says:
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    whats cargos value anymore? i say espn dropped him significantly, and i think i agree. what kind of outfielder would be a fair deal for him anymore?

    also, in a keeper league is matt harvey for jose altuve a fair deal?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      getting Altuve? I like it

  102. JAL says:
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    Pick two for today, 12-team 5×5: Jennings v. C. Young in TB; Ozuna v. Hammel in Chi; Martin v. Bauer in Tex; Marte v. Lohse in Pit. Young worst pitcher of bunch, Ozuna been red hot but not on road, Martin does well against righties and at home. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna, Martin

  103. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I would like to note that Fister has 2 BB’s in 36.7 IP – that ain’t not bad.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      truth

  104. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Re: Harper – I feel like you saw into my soul and found me wanton. Now excuse me as I go cry into my beer and try not to think about the players I could have grabbed.

  105. Ryan says:
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    I’m thinking of proposing a trade in my dynasty league where I get Stanton Martw for Upton Taveras Pomeranz. Is this a good move to make?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ryan: You’re getting Stanton and Marte? Hell freggin’ yes

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s close. Stanton best player in the deal. Taveras could swing it the other direction later, though. I’d hold.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ryan: I think Stanton is a top 10 player now and will be for a fairly decent stretch…anytime I can get a known commodity like that, I go running

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I see where you’re coming from and could go either way. I’m looking more at the difference between Taveras and Marte. I’d much rather have Oscar.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Mike: Oh absolutely, Starling is SAGNOF

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Ryan: For the Upton side to be better, Taveras would have to really hit his best-case-scenario level for 2014, which isn’t likely. So I’d definitely go with the Stanton side.

  106. 740 says:
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    Wus good Grey, 10team roto 5×5. SON does not have Eovaldi in his top 10 ranking. would u start him today?

    thank u!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start him

  107. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Greyt read man keep up the good work. My question is more about if Chisenhall is droppable. I play in a 12 team H2H 6×6 dynasty league and have Zimmerman freshly back, Dickerson at util, Hosmer on the bench and Chisenhall also on the bench. My OF is untouchable with Brantley, Cutch and Trout so none of those guys are going anywhere. I can play 2 rps (on days where I have one starter of course), and Uehara just got dropped. Would you drop Chisenhall or Hosmer for him? My other options include dropping Porcello or trying to package Chisenhall and Porcello or Jason Hammel for a pitcher. Any input would be appreciated, Thanks.

  108. Hey oh! says:
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    Khris Davis or Jon Singleton in a keeper?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Hey oh!: KHRIS-One, but it’s close (Singleton is stealing bases too? WHAT??)

  109. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Have more outfielders than I need. My Holliday/chavez for j zimm?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Prefer the bat, but if he’s rotting on your bench…

  110. Rondelio says:
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    1.) pick 1 – Khris Davis, Ozuna, Oswaldo Arcia, or Corey Dickerson?
    2.) Add Pomeranz for Wade Davis, Betances, YordVent, Bauer, or Eovaldi
    3.) Start or Sit Roto:
    Bauer @ Tex
    Eovaldi @ CHC
    Teheran @ ARI
    THanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Rondelio: 1. Khrisanthemum 2. Depends…Wade gets you ratios, Bauer gets Ks and wins…check your priorities, but probably one of those two 3. Start ‘em all (even though I, in essence, just said Bauer was droppable (your “droppable” pitching is quite good))

  111. Dusty Baked says:
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    Drop cargo to pick up co-dick? The load is heavy and I could use the help.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t drop CarGo

  112. Bob says:
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    Would you start or sit Lance Lynn at Toronto today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough sit, but SON’s not a fan…go with SON

  113. GB says:
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    FYI about Todd Frazier

    He appears to have made a very obvious change to his batting stance this season.

    last year, his hands were much higher and he would wiggle the bat a little. this year they’re much lower with less movement, giving him a quieter batting stance and more plate discipline.

    Check out the video if you haven’t already.

    The Todd Father is making you an offer you can’t refuse!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      interesting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GB: Ha, nice…Thanks for the heads up!

  114. osnam says:
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    Is it worth buying low on verlander? For beltron maybe.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold the bat

  115. nick the dick says:
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    G it hurts……2 weeks ago, “time to drop khrap davis? could grab suga.” “suga”. And that’s me quoting us! Seemed okay at the time but its been a steady flow of grab khris davis shizz since, its tough to hear. But hey seeing that the vast majority of your advice is spot the eff on, i can still see us being great over the internet fake buds. Just dont tell me you have plans when I try to invite you to my cousins friends daughters quinceanera.

  116. On Paper All-Stars says:
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    Polanco or Singleton? Is it even close?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco

  117. Greyismyhero says:
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    Planning a little ahead here, if Wong goes on DL I would have to drop him for one…

    J. Harrison
    J. Lowrie
    G. Beckham

    I’m thinking of going hot bat and get Harrison, then if he loses playing time when Polanco comes up, drop him for who ever is left between Lowrie & Beckham….What are the thoughts of Harrisons PT once Polanco arrives? And who would you drop Wong for? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Lowrie

  118. Clive says:
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    In a keeper league, would you rather have Morneau over K Davis or O Arcia?
    Could drop Morneau for either. If so, Davis or Arcia?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still prefer Morneau, but I’d want Davis if you’re going to make the swap

  119. Clive says:
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    Would you drop Morneau for either K Davis or Arcia in a 10 team keeper league?

  120. Gomez427 says:
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    Need 2b help (I have Beckham and Brad Miller) in a keeper league.

    Offered Dozier for my Polanco (both in first year of contract @ $10 a piece).

    Should I do the deal or hope Miller turns it around given small signs of life?

  121. Anthont says:
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    Should I trade my Brantley for his Khris Davis? I’m in a 10 team rotisserie and have a firm lead on the SB category…I also have Polanco stashed so I’m predicting my lead on SB shouldn’t be jeopardized. Thanks.

  122. pakestwo says:
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    Two trades…which side in both

    choo for shields

    david Ortiz for e. Santana

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pakestwo: Shields…Ortiz…Both sides are fair

  123. Blue Crew says:
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    Trying to get some pitcher depth and sell David Wright. Who would you rather own the rest of the year?

    Verlander, S. Gray, or Cobb?

    6×6 H2H league…. IP, K’s, WHIP, W, and ERA count.

    Thanks!

  124. Dean says:
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    Please Rank:

    Eovaldi at Cubs
    Keuchel at Twins
    Hughes home vs Astros
    Roark at Padres
    Lohse at Pirates

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dean: As you have them

      • Dean says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Where would Hammel (home vs Marlins) rank among those?

  125. Marky Mark says:
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    H2H league

    Trade Big Papi and Porcello for Scherzer and Dominic Brown? I’d drop Brown and probably pick up best pitcher available. I have Ortiz, Pujols, Victor Martinez, and Jose Abreu for 1b and 2 util spots (so 1 always sits). I also have Desmond Jennings, Bryce Harper (in about a month), and Dee Gordon on the bench as Util options as well. My offense is stacked and my pitching is solid, but I really just need to get rid of one of these 1B.

  126. danny says:
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    Hi,

    once again, 10 team 6×6 OBP league

    my current outfield:

    Holliday
    Bruce
    Heyward
    Werth
    Moss

    I have panda at utility but have beltre as my 3b

    First question:

    Rank them for ROS: Arcia, Willingham, Polanco, Coco, Beltran and Kemp (someone just dropped him)

    Second question:

    Do I drop an OF for any of the above or drop panda for any of the above?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @danny: Arcia, Willingham…Hold Panda

  127. Dave says:
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    Cool to drop Beltran in 12 team 5×5 obp?

  128. Baseball Cougar says:
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    Better rookie keeper (can keep them indefinitely, but only 2 bench spots):

    Miguel Sano, or Alex Gurerro?

  129. Confucius says:
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    Hey grey, need to drop one pitcher.

    Which one would you drop? Heaney, stroman or Ventura?

    Thanks!

  130. Dean says:
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    SON high on Stroman at $10 today. Would you stream him in 12 teamer at home vs cards?

  131. Dean says:
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    is W.Y. Chen streamable at home vs A’s today in 12 teamer?

  132. JeF With 1 F says:
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    DONT TAZE ME BRO!

  133. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    SON doesn’t like Stroman terribly much, but Tristan Cockcroft says throw him against St. Louis. Have some thinkin’ to do.

  134. Dean says:
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    Would you stream C Young at Rays today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  135. nightpandas says:
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    Grilli vs R Zimm

    A Gordon vs Grandyman

    who ya got?

  136. Dean says:
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    Start or sit in 12 team roto?

    Teheran at Dbacks
    McCarthy home vs Braves (6 ERA last few starts)
    Lynn at Blue Jays
    Ryu at Rockies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dean: Start first two

  137. Tulogit says:
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    Norris or Jason at catcher. Grabbed Norris a few wks ago but maybe I picked the wrong one.

    Also, Polanco > Marte ROS once he comes up?

    Thanks for the intel!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jaso…. Polanco…

  138. Oppo Taco says:
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    Fine to trade Vmart for price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Start both Keuchel and Eovaldi today? I’ve already got 41 innings toward my 50 minimum, and HitterTron favors Hammel. Wins and losses are one of the 14 pitching cats in this league. I love Eovaldi, but is he gonna give up some runs today for some reason? Still got Cashner, Miller, JZimm, and Kershaw as options to start tomorrow and Sun. Obviously, Kershaw and JZimm get the starts. Might wait on Cashner to make sure he’s shaken off the rust, and I think I’ll bench Miller if I don’t just go ahead and cut him. General thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  140. Dean says:
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    Best start?

    Eovaldi home at Cubs
    Ross home vs Nationals
    Hammel home vs Marlins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  141. Benny says:
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    Which side would you rather in a dynasty league (can keep players forever, entire roster can be kept).

    J. Heyward & Longoria -or- Carlos Gonzalez & Kris Bryant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  142. Dave says:
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    Do I want Joc Pederson or Kris Bryant in my NA spot once polanco gets called up? 7×7 obp slg.

    Thank you Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  143. XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    In the intro, I feel like you described the friendship between you and Nick. He really wants it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  144. Chris says:
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    Players available for SP include:
    Elias
    Jamie Garcia
    De La Rosa (COL)
    Wade Miley
    Tommy Milone
    Josh Tomlin…
    SLIM pickins’
    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone at home is only okay one

  145. malamoney says:
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    Better bench depth in a H2H points league, Brett Lawrie or Aaron Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  146. bossmanjunior says:
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    Shallow 10 team league

    1) My Kazmir for his A. Gordon and McHugh?

    2) Would you do just Kazmir for A. Gordon?

    3) With guys like Krush, Ozuna, Martin available on the waiver, would you rather just hold onto the pitching? However, guys like Hutch, Heaney, etc are also available, so there is some nice pitching available too. The biggest bonus from trading for Gordon is dropping my only bench bat (Arcia) for another pitcher. Suggestion?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3) Hold pitching

  147. Eddy says:
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    In a 12-team league, I went back at the draft results to check out my top 5 picks.

    1- Votto
    2- Longo
    3- Bruce
    4- Strasburg
    5- Wil Myers

    I’d have thought you were insane if you told me I was going to be last, but looking at their stats, it’s pitiful.

    Combined slash line of .238/.340/.379. The worst part is Myers has been the most productive with 25 RBIs. None have more than 6 HR.

    Jeez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  148. TJ says:
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    Which side?
    Beckett/Samardzja or Cashner/Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ve got the Cash side. Would shooting for Heyward, Bruce, or B. Hamilton be better or have you mostly given up on the first two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hamilton if you need steals, Bruce otherwise

  149. Big League Choo says:
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    12 man league

    Sonny Gray/Khris Davis or Choo/Fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo, it’s fair

  150. gareth says:
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    Matt Dominguez – best batty call ever yesterday. I dropped gyorko for him.

    He went o for 5.

    “Anything Jedd can do, I can do better……..”

    Goodbye Matt Dominguez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  151. gareth says:
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    I lost lindstrom to injury then Axford lost his job. Hawkins is kinda shaky and doesn’t strike anyone out. That basically leaves koji the emoji as my only steady closer (hes been outstanding, unfortunately red sox have scuffled at times and not given him many save opportunities).

    I’m looking to package a starter for a closer.

    I have:

    Price
    sale
    Lester
    Hudson
    m. Cain
    archer (extended streamer)
    t. Ross (streamer)

    Who would you offer and what tier closer could I expect in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson for Reed? Cain for Reed? Hawkins? Belisario?

  152. BDubs says:
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    I was offered Chase Utley for Brett Gardner yesterday. Should I do it?

    I’m desperate for MI help (took a flyer on LeMahieu yesterday…ugh), and have decent OF depth:

    OF – Gardner
    OF – Puig
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Cespedes
    UTIL – K. Davis
    UTIL – Arcia
    BN – Taveras
    BN – Kemp
    DL – Pollock
    DL – Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  153. kandeepan says:
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    D. Norris or W.Ramos for catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  154. JVR says:
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    I’ve been resisting this kind of post, but I have become desperate. I’m sitting at 11/12 in a 5×5 h2h league and am not sure what I should do to climb out of the basement.

    C – Gomes
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Rendon
    SS – Aybar
    3b – Seager
    OFx3 – Jones, Bruce, Ozuna
    Utilx2 – Chris Davis, Morneau
    BN – Holliday, Alex Gordon

    DL – Weiters

    SP – Cobb, Scherzer, Lohse, Hammel, Eovaldi, Hutchinson, Porcello, McCarthy

    RP – Joe Smith, Joba, Daniel Webb

    Who to believe in, who to sell low or who to wait on. Anywhere I drastically need to upgrade or should I sit tight? It’d be really hard to swing a 2 for 1, I’ve tried. Obviously need a closer but think it will be hard to trade for and hope to work free agency for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, McCarthy, Hammel aren’t every start guys in a 12 team league…. They’re streamers mostly… Aybar’s weak… Trade Holliday, Gordon and Bruce for Tulo? Try to trade lopsided to fix your team… Even if you loss the trade on paper, you need to make moves…

      • JVR says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I’ve had a really hard time trading 2 for 1, 3 for 1s. I’ll give it a shot and be more willing to take a loss to improve elsewhere

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have a couple of questions:

    1. Do I drop Cingrani for Ventura? I was waiting – like you – to be sure his arm did not fall off.

    2. How long will it be before Heaney gets call up? Does Wolf have to fully implode first?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Two weeks

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. Wilsonian says:
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    Can you rank these bats for the ROS:

    Pedro, VMart, Singleton, K.Davis

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro, V-Mart, Davis

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: where would Ozuna fit in there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In front of Davis

  157. Moosebiscuit says:
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    Willingham, K Davis, Lind…..drop one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that you?

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: Thanks jef with 1 F! Guess I’m gonna be a mariner.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Ha Ha Nice…and congrats.

  158. Funky Tong says:
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    SON has been pretty down on Bauer, and really hates his start today. I’ve kept him on my bench his last couple starts which makes me wonder why in the dang heck I’m holding on to him. Does your mustache see him as worth holding on to, or should I drop him and let another owner worry about the bad rap songs and control problems. I’m in a 12-team league that uses QS instead of wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s worth holding… He is risky though…

  159. UncleCharlie says:
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    Waiting with baited breath for the buy/sell…breathe…rebait…breathe…rebait…when?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noon PST

  160. Grey

    Grey says:
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  161. Dave says:
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    It’s Razzball Radio! love it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, wrong post though

  162. Grey

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    Grey says:
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  164. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Hey Grey! Grrrreat stuff as always!

    Sorry to rephrase. Gotta keep ERA and WHIP low and Ks high. Would you mind ranking the top three of the following I should start over the next three days?

    Eovaldi @ Cubs ($6.2)
    Keuchel @ Min ($8.5)
    Miller @ Tor ($-6.7)
    Kershaw @ Col ($15.8)
    Zimm @ SD ($14.3)
    Cashner vs Wash ($15.8)

    I guess it’s really only a pick of one of Keuchel, Eovaldi, or Kershaw. Right?

  165. Viv Savage says:
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    Really want to grab Mchugh but feel like I have no one to drop. It’s H2H points league with weekly roster updates. I have K. Jensen & Soria at closer would you drop Cody Allen (though we can start up to 4 relievers in our total of 7 pitchers)? Or Beckett for McHugh? Or hold.

  166. GB says:
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    must bench 1 of the following:

    Alvarez at home vs Kyle Lohse
    Khris Davis at Pitt vs Cumpton
    Corey Dickerson at home vs Ryu
    Brantley at Texas vs Darvish

    Thanks!

  167. Snacks13 says:
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    I want to stash Heaney in my NA slot but I have Taveres and feel like he might get sent down. Should I hold on Heaney and assume Taveres will be going back to my NA slot after this road trip?

  168. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Please tell me if McHugh can be trusted. Would need to drop Wily P to find out. Other option is to drop Wily for two start streamer like Floyd, T Wood, or Peacock

  169. Grey

    Grey says:
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