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On Saturday, Jon Lester threw a gem: 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 15 Ks.  Such a gem that if that were a blood diamond, diplomats from Monrovia would be lined up in the streets of Liberia for a taste of that. If that were an emerald, friends of Dorothy would stand outside of Ricky Martin’s hotel for weeks just for the chance he forgoes the hotel buffet and wants to eat out.  If that were a ruby, it would stand outside a Dallas police station to cover any possible conspiracies and add fuel to other conspiracies.  Lester has pitched spectacularly so far, and it’s not a product of luck.  His 10.7 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 are elite.  Those are fantasy ace numbers.  His fastball doesn’t have renewed life, if anything he’s lost something on it.  What appears to be the biggest difference is he’s almost completely abandoned his changeup and throwing his cutter a bit more.  Since he’s always been good for 200 innings and has had huge success before, I’m willing to say he will hold the improvements to his rates and be an extremely reliable starter.  Likely in the top 15 for the year.  Yeah, he looks damn good.  I want some, purdy puhlease.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Prior to getting into the world’s longest roundup, I just wanted to say there’s a big announcement coming at 9 AM PST.  It is not Razzball Radio related, but that does start tonight.  Anyway II, the roundup:

Aaron Loup – The Blue Jays decided to remove Sergio Santos from the closer role and go with the committee of Loup, Brett Cecil and Steve Delabar.  It’s a fluid shituation like twenty minutes after you drink tap water in Mexico.  Speaking of which, did I ever tell you about the time I did a 50-mile bicycle race from Rosarito to Ensenada in Mexico?  Five miles in, dying from heat and exhaustion, going straight up for miles — who knew Mexico had mountains? — and then I get to a small village where there’s Mexicans on the side of the road holding out Dixie Cups of water.  Only issue is, you can’t drink water in Mexico.  Tough to do a bike race when the only thing you can drink is tequila.  I made it about seven miles until I fell over drunk and took a cab the rest of the way.  Good times!  I’d pick up Delabar, Cecil, Loup, in that order, but it could go any number of ways.   This does make holding Casey Janssen on your DL much more appealing since he should be back in about two weeks.

Brandon Morrow – For those that had 27 1/3 IP in their pool for how long Morrow would last this year, you’re wasting your psychic abilities on random baseball predictions.  How about you pick lottery numbers or something?  Speaking of which, don’t you ever wonder why psychics are sitting in their storefronts with no customers?  If they were psychics wouldn’t they only open up when they had a customer?  With Morrow likely done for the year, drum roll please… Marcus Stroman was called up!  I have no idea where I heard his name before.  Oh, I know!  I just told you to pick him up on Friday.  That’s right!  Prescient isn’t just a word you need Dictionary.com to spell!  Everything holds in my post, except the Jays called him up to be in the bullpen, but that will only last for about a week or two.  I’d grab him in all leagues now.

Dustin McGowan – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks  Way to play along with the whole ‘you needing to be bumped to the bullpen so Stroman can get into the rotation’ thing!  Thanks, McGowan!  Don’t worry, McGowan isn’t good and his true colors will shine through so don’t be afraid to let them show.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  A website popped up this weekend designed by Celky Mabrera talking about Melky for the All-Star Game.  I think Celky might be onto something.

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  The Blue Jays outsmarted Rasmus and blacked out half of the out-of-town scoreboard.

Edinson Volquez – 5 IP, 6 ER vs. the Blue Jays.  You remember those TV specials about magicians giving away their secrets and the magician was always in shadows with his voice modulated?  Well, Dwayne Murphy had his voice disguised and gave away the secrets to Ray Searage.

Cole Hamels – Missed yesterday’s start with the flu.  Givenchy!

Roberto Hernandez – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks as he outpitched Gio Gonzalez (7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks) for real baseball but not so much for fantasy, which is all we care about.  Eat a Josh Reddick, Murray Chass!

A.J. Pierzynski – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Sonava-not-picked-up!  I had to drop Yan Gomes because he went to go watch something come out of his wife’s vagina with a group of strangers — think it’s called childbirth — and I almost picked up Pierzynski, but went Derek Norris instead.  This is interesting to no one but me, and only marginal for me.  Let’s move on!

John Lackey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now that’s more like a yawnstipating start that I expect from Lackey, as he went against Sonny Gray and his line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Shizz on a Chick-O-Stick, that’s yawnstipating too.  But Gray still has a 1.91 ERA to Lackey’s 3.72 ERA, so there.  Well, Lackey’s peripherals actually look better than Gray.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice, I’m blissfully unaware!  I’d say.

Jim Johnson – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER.  He’s now thrown almost a month of scoreless innings (12 1/3 IP), and looks like the easy favorite for the next save chance in Oakland.

Josh Reddick – One Johnson that’s not doing as well is this Reddick.  He left yesterday’s game with an ankle injury and is day-to-day.

C.J. Cron – Prospect Scott just went over his C.J. Cron fantasy.  Here’s the gist, “Cron can mash. He established his power potential in 2012 at High-A, hitting 27 homers in 129 games. Then last season, he followed that effort with a puzzling 14 HR year at Double-A Arkansas, causing many to cool at the idea of Cron as an everyday 1B at the highest level. The pop appears to have returned in 2014, though: Through 28 games at Triple-A Salt Lake, Cron slugged .602 with 6 HR. At least for the short-term, there’s opportunity for the 24-year-old to earn regular plate appearances from the middle of the LA order. The upside in his stick is worth the gamble in deep leagues, especially if you’re hurting at CI.”  And that’s me gisting Scott!  Scott finished up the post with, “And Grey sucks.”  Dah!  Cron should see some playing time, and can supplant Ibanez at DH, but it won’t be a given with The Sciosciapath.

David Freese – Hit the DL with a fractured middle finger.  This will be the point in the Angels program where they realize what any fantasy owner of Freese over the last few years could’ve told them:  they never needed Freese to begin with.  Mini Mini Donkey should get an uptick in playing time.  I like to pronounce uptick like ‘up-teak.’  For now Stewart, is simply an AL-Only flyer.

Hishashi Iwakuma – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks with the Conshellation prize.  There’s positives to take away from his start.  Well, one big positive is he was pitching in a major league game and not rehabbing.  Ask Taijuan Walker’s owners how much they’d like that positive.  Another positive is one of the runs was charged to him but given up by Dominic Leone, who was supposed to put a hit on people but got it backwards.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .400 in the last week and looks like he’s supplanted Abraham Almonte as the starting center fielder.  Hot schmotato alert! (Though his Monday start isn’t great vs. Kazmir.)

Collin McHugh – 4 IP, 5 ER.  Ugh, I fell for the banana in the ol’ tailpipe.  I forgot Cardinal Rule #1, don’t trust old prospects that come out of nowhere unless they are on the Cardinals.  I also forgot Rule #2, if you McHugh’s, you lose.

Alex Presley – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Here’s a guy that is only owned in 0.1% of ESPN leagues and I could see him getting hot.  I think I’m going to give him a whirl in a few of my leagues as soon as the Astros are done with Scherzer tomorrow.  What do you say, Hitter-Tron? “I want to check your car’s oil with my robot dipstick.”  Ew!

CC Sabathia – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Razzball Exclusive!  CC was heard in the clubhouse calling his dietician and asking, “How many Weight Watchers points is an elbow ligament?”

Erik Bedard – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Yankees.  A father was taking his child to his first baseball game today and talking to him about how he remembers going to games with his father — the boy’s grandfather — and how they’d see players like Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Beltran, Teixeira, Bedard and Sabathia.  You can imagine how confused the child was at yesterday’s game.

Wil Myers – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  What’s he, a seven-game hot streak away from being exactly what we thought he was?  All y’all that are talking about how disappointing he’s been need to file a restraining order on yourselves.

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-4, 1 run and three homers in the last four games.  Damn, against my better judgment I always draft Jennings, but I didn’t this year against my worst judgment.

Ervin Santana – Will miss his next start with a bruised thumb.  He’s avoiding the DL, so it sounds like it’s not a major issue.  Meanwhile, Ervin will take in a Clippers game and post pics with some hotties on Instagram.

Alex Wood – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Braves team ERA is around 2.60.  Too bad they score on average negative one run per game.  The Braves starters hear run support and they think of good arches on a pair of sneakers.

Matt Cain – To the DL after he sliced his finger open making a sandwich.  Hey, don’t knock the Bacon, Lettuce, Thumb until you’ve tried it.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers.  With Brandon Hicks and Brandon Belt, did I miss an announcement or did the Giants move to Bran Brancisco?

Angel Pagan – 2-for-5 and his 5th steal after homering on Friday.  Good call on Grey’s part to drop him!  It actually hurts less in third person.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I don’t mind Bumgarner’s WHIP being at 1.56.  He’s been very unlucky.  Not unlucky yesterday to get to face the Krazy Braves.

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and a steal as he was moved to the nine hole, which is utterly stupid.  Is Ron Washington sniffing the devil’s dandruff again and can’t just leave shizz alone?  Dubya tee eff, doode!

Prince Fielder – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Three hits in one game?  Whatever did we do to deserve such an outpouring of fantasy value?  As Fielder would say, “Don’t poop on my plate and call it tofurkey.”  Hit some homers, Fatty Fat Fat!

Michael Choice – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Made the best of the bump up to the two-hole– Oh no, I’m sorry, Ron Washington moved up Dan Robertson.  The Yankee closer’s brother?  The Rangers scored 14 runs yesterday, Robertson cost my Andrus like 12 runs scored!

Erick Aybar – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .281 and leadoff.  Member when I told you two weeks ago to pick him up when he was hitting .200?  Yup.

Tyler Skaggs – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  So, that happened.  *pours hot coffee on groin, sues McDonald’s, finds out they’ve lowered the temperature of their coffee to avoid lawsuits, has groin burns for no good reason*

Ernesto Frieri – The Sciosciapath said Frieri could be the closer again by as soon as today.  Apparently, The Sciosciapath is crazy and Joe Smith has a bad case of Scott Downs’ Syndrome.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3 and the slam & legs.  Au Shucks!  I miss him!

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .348.  The average won’t stay that high, but no reason you shouldn’t own him for his special brand of power, speed and ability to get hurt watching TV.

Doug Fister – Matt Williams may push Fister back to Friday to keep Strasburg on regular rest.  I’d think a guy named Fister could push back.

Joe Mauer – Left yesterday’s game early with back spasms.  Good thing him playing first base is keeping him healthier.

Chris Colabello – 1-for-5, 1 run.  Could I give someone my password to drop Colabello from my team?  For some reason I still haven’t and have been meaning to for a week.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs, hitting .325 and has 22 RBIs.  Let’s just randomly grab another player to compare him to… Hmm… Let’s see… Okay, Mauer.  He’s hitting .296 with 11 RBIs.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals.  You know what’s nice about Dozier besides everything.  He’s playing like he owns himself in fantasy.

Johan Santana – Targeting June 1st as a return date.  I have him stashed in an AL-Only league, but don’t expect much of anything.  The days of Johan going JoH.A.M. seem long gone.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  I’ve got a fun challenge, MLB should give Cruz 27 homers to start the year, then just see how long he stays healthy.

Jay Bruce – Out with surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus.  So, I guess July is the month he turns it on.  Ugh.  This is the worst thing to happen to a Bruce since your high school girlfriend recognized Springsteen by saying, “Hey, it’s the guy from that video with Monica from Friends.”  News says he’ll only need 3-4 weeks of recovery time, but that seems aggressive.  Maybe we can form a prayer octagon that he’s back early June.

Chris Heisey – 1-for-4, 1 run.  Will see an increase of playing time with Bruce out.  Brooke Shields’s husband has a speed/power combo not seen since, um, Alex Presley maybe.  Or maybe Justin Ruggiano.  He’s around that level.  There’s better, but in deeper leagues there’s worse too.

Johnny Cueto -8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  He’s taking my previous hate for him and dropkicking it like it was Jason LaRue’s head.  I wish I had Cueto on every team four weeks ago.

Alfredo Simon – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 0 Ks.  As frequent commenter, Carnac, said yesterday, “0 Ks through 7 IP?  Alfredo Simon is killing me.  Someone get this comment to the authorities so he’s not acquitted again.”

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  He’s the missing piece in Bran Brancisco, and I’m sure once Phillips reaches 45 years old, he will be playing for Sabean.

Brayan Pena – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting around .350 in the last week.  I wish I had the Reds’ luck with catchers, whoever they put there hits.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  By the time you read this, I will be the proud owner of Khris Davis in my RCL league if I’m not beat to the punch by someone ahead of me in the waiver claim.  Sky seemed to return from his Disney vacation, rejuvenated and decided to drop his whole team, including Scooter Gennett, who also homered yesterday.  I wonder if there’s some way I can get Adam Jones onto Sky’s team for him to then drop him back to me.

Hector Rondon – 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  This was his fourth appearance in five days because the Cubs motto is, “If a pitcher is going well, throw them until their arm falls off.”  I believe Dusty Baker first adopted that.  This shouldn’t hurt Rondon going forward since he’s been so good, but Rick Renteria is trying to make a name for himself and it’s harder to do that without doing batshizz crazy things, so Pedro Strop could be back into the closer picture with Justin Grimm photobombing said picture.

Kyle Farnsworth – 1/3 IP, 2 ER.  He sucked up the suckhole on Saturday.  I don’t even think the Mets were surprised.  In the press conference, Terry Collins said, “Farnsworth is younger than me by sixteen days, what do you expect?”  Farnsworth is still the ‘closer’ and, yes, I put quotes on that because even he prolly can’t believe he’s the closer and it’s only because the Mets have no other options.  Carlos Torres is the only other guy I’d speculate on, and let’s just say I haven’t rushed out to do that in any mixed league.

Juan Lagares – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  It’s honestly like Eric Young Jr. never even existed.  I mean, he can’t even pinch hit?

Dillon Gee – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks in Coors.  So, you’re saying I should’ve went with Gee over Skaggs?  Sonavabench!

Wilin Rosario – Hit the DL with a viral infection.  He should’ve got Norton’s Antivirus.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  If you own him, I’d have a shot glass of whiskey nearby so you can chase Chacin.

Dee Gordon – 6-for-10 on Saturday and Sunday combined with 3 steals.  Two black horses and a carriage pulled into the parking lot after the game.  A velvet sheet opened from the carriage and Jarrod Dyson stuck his head out, “Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, requests an audience with Dee Gordon.”  The parking lot attendant in Miami thought it was some kind of Fantasy Fest dress-up thing.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers.  Only 26 more!  I might need to add an extra 14 onto that.  Fo’really, I think he might hit 50.  I just rubbed my Giancarlo tramp stamp for good luck.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks.  He had an uncharacteristic four walks in yesterday’s game and, if you own him and are complaining about that while he has a 1.74 ERA, I will slap the wonderful right out of your mouth.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  He seems to always hit better in day games.  Might be the fear of his curfew hanging over his head in night games.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-6, 3 runs and two steals.  There is still but one King and this isn’t some weird Fantasy Fest dress-up thing!

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  As I said on Friday, I’d still look around for potential trade partners.  Plus, your moms will be happy to hear you’re looking for partners.  Just leave out the trade part.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-5 and a home run.  I’ve been pretty lukewarm on Castellanos this year so far, but he’s hitting .235 right now, and that’s very low for him and could see this being the start of something.

Michael Bourn – Sat out with a hamstring issue.  Doode’s got more hamstring issues than I have Cougar Life issues under my bed.

Justin Masterson -7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Justin Masterson:  Passive Aggressive Fantasy Starter doesn’t just go out and pitch well, he goes out and pitches well if more than 50% of his fantasy owners have benched him.  So, if you started him, you should Bouqs dot com some farm-fresh roses to the people that benched him.

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Even for those of you that aren’t into sabermetrics are aware of the scientific approach to baseball statistics called Saberhagenmetrics.  Professor Yarmulke Stein of Columbia once said it was the most advanced baseball statistical measure of our generation.  I’m not sure what Yarmulke would say about what Kluber’s been doing the last few starts, but he appears to be Saberhagen’ing on a micro level.  One start: barf; next start:  filet mignon.  Looking at his next start on the Stream-o-Nator, it looks like he will get run over again, as for me and grandpa, we believe.

George Kottaras – 2-for-3 and two homers.  After the game, he adopted a little black boy by the name of Webster.

John Axford – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and his 2nd blown save and this one was a big fail, as the kids adorn with a hashtag nowadays.  BTW, if you could’ve invested in a hashtag keyboard key about ten years ago, you’d be a millionaire.  Axford should be safe– Well, relatively safe, but not replaced yet, at least.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he hits .330.  Even if you don’t think he can keep it up, don’t you own him until he’s not hitting, say, .300?

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  In related news, Frank Thomas made reservations all over the city of Chicago for Abreu using Open Table and since Abreu failed to show up his account went into default, then Thomas went on WGN saying, “When Frank Thomas said he’d plate three, he’d plate three.”

  1. Emporers Monkey says:
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    God damn the injuries this year are ridiculous, seems like I have 3 or 4 key players DL’ed on each one of my teams.

    And to hell with Ron Washington, how could anyone ever trust a dude that looks like Dolemite’s grandpa?

    • gareth says:
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      @Emporers Monkey: I have 4 guys dl’ed right now (Sale, M. Cain, kipnis and headley). The sad thing is there have been so many injuries this year than I feel I got off lightly compared to a couple of other guys in my league.

      • Justin says:
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        @gareth: Injuries are getting ridiculous, Started day one losing Ramos since then I have had machado cobb cingrani Robertson texiera anibal all make dl trips.Shit is weak.

      • Cram It says:
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        @gareth: You did. Try having Harper, Trumbo, Josh Hamilton and Kipnis. Feel better?

      • wOBA the Hutt says:
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        @gareth: I have 8 guys on the DL. 8!

          • Troy says:
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            @Cram It: right now I have Harper Rosario Rutledge a Sanchez Cobb Latos and ryu also lost moore and Parnell for season. Been a rough going in that league. Actually in a couple also have Harper/c Davis on dl in same league

    • atgreat says:
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      @Emporers Monkey:

      4, I wish I had 4.
      my DL

      Harper
      Trumbo
      Bruce
      Sale
      Holland
      Harvey

      • Wake Up says:
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        @atgreat: Just 6? I’m down to only E5 and a MR…everyone else on my team is hurt!

  2. Matt says:
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    Chris Davis
    For
    Matt Adams
    Koji Uehara
    George Springer

    Which side?

  3. gareth says:
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    Humblebrag:

    On Saturday I had Lester, masterson, uehara and axford pitching.

    2 wins, 2 saves, 0 earned runs from 2 games.

    Later on in the day Latroy Hawkins added a vulture win, giving up a single run.

    Final line for Saturday from five guys:

    2 saves, 3 wins, 18 IP, 23 K’s, 1 ER, ERA 0.50, WHIP 0.72.

    Then Sunday came and axford happened because we can’t have nice things.

    I was there and it was awful.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @gareth: that is just a straight-up brag, no humble about it

    • Cram It says:
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      @gareth: If only the comments section was filled with final lines of good days from everyone’s fantasy team….G3, the first guy to have a good final line

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Cram It: Looking forward to my opportunity to contribute. Had a rough couple of weeks.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I’ll be there for the party, assuming I’m invited.

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Cram It: But of course. *british accent*

            • Cram It says:
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              @Chicken Dinner: *Clinks teacups together with pinkies extended*

      • gareth says:
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        @Cram It: haha. The only reason I posted it was because it was a unique occurance and its probably the best day I’ve been ever had in fantasy baseball in regards to pitching. I usually struggle with pitching every year and this year it’s the opposite (so far). In 2014 my offense is offensive (thanks to gyorko, granderson, headley, c.Santana and others).

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @gareth: didn’t you say before this year you didn’t have any leagues and were just here for the knowledge and baseball interest or something like that (like 1.5 months ago or so)

  4. Walking wounded says:
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    Now that Rosario on dl now have him Rutledge Harper Sanchez Latos Cobb and ryu on dl and lost moore and Parnell for season. Time to take team behind the shed n put it out of its misery?…. If not let’s start small how do I replace Rosario? Pacheco there Castillo Norris pinto or zunino.. Ugh or flowers….. Barf thanks grey

      • Troy says:
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        @Grey: haven’t found anyone to drop him for yet not much out there… I’m working on dropping him! N I double posted sorry didn’t see this post when I checked a little later

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

  5. DrEasy says:
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    Dyson or Maybin? I feel like Dyson should get more steals, but Maybin can make up for it with occasional HRs. Then there’s the playing time and injury-proneness issues to contend with…

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @DrEasy: ha, I have the same issue. Looks like Lorenzo Cain will be back agter 16 more rehab atbats.

  6. Picard56 says:
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    over/under on Fielders homers for the season: 30?

  7. gareth says:
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    G3!

  8. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Is bourjos droppable in a 20 team league? Thx

  9. Michael says:
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    Should I accept trade offer of Andrus for Blackmon? I’m weak at ss and believe I got enough depth at OF, but not sure if this is fair value.

  10. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I trade Sale for Cole, Sale comes back I lose hedo want I win , but it is safe ad smart right?

    Finally I decide to get high on Bruce , 3 leagues, thanks Bruce!! Haha, he will be back, but I have a q, do guys in basball come back from meniscus surgeries quicker than other sports because the non contact aspect?

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: Sure, he could…but I say it’s 6-8 weeks before his knee is back to “normal”. So, if he comes back in 3-4 weeks, which I doubt, it’s unlikely he would be 100 percent.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: You want to try asking that first question again…in English?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: You decided to get high on Bruce or you were high when you typed this.

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I think he was getting high WITH Bruce

  11. Chicken Dinner says:
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    What are the chances Mottte takes the scloser spot back? Rosenthal isn’t exactly holding it down.

  12. costaricanchata says:
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    The Mariners optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Triple-A Tacoma .

  13. The Louisville Slugger says:
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    Excellent job as usual Grey. It’s always enjoyable reading the clever analogies and I love the humor. Keep up the great work! On a side note, Juan Lagares is the real deal. He’s a star in the making. Snatch him up Razzballers. Especially if you’re in a keeper league. Have a great week gentlemen.

  14. costaricanchata says:
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    ” So, you’re saying I should’ve went with Gee over Skaggs? ”
    nope .
    i’m saying that you should have gone with gee over skaggs .

  15. costaricanchata says:
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    rosario … viral infection … 2nd case reported in the past week (rutledge) .
    some nasty shizz going on in the rockies clubhouse .
    starting on wednesday , the rockies will be spreading that nastiness
    to the visiting clubhouses of texas , cincinnati , and kansas city .
    too bad they’re not scheduled for atlanta .
    a stop-in to the CDC headquarters wouldn’t hurt .
    until then , stop spitting in the dugout , and use the damn hand-sanitizer .

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @costaricanchata: come on man i already have 6 DL guys including rosario and two guys who could land on it very soon. Keep that fragile lad Morneau away from that clubhouse. I own him too, quarantine him, do whatever you think is right but dont let him land on DL too.

  16. costaricanchata says:
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    lester’s cut fast-ball was particularly effective
    especially since the ump was calling strikes
    6 inches off the plate .
    got so bad , that i had to switch to another game
    after 3 or 4 innings .

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    Offered Gattis for my Brantley but feel like thats a bit steep with the way Brantley is playing. Currently have Mesoraco on the DL and Gomes starting for me. My current OF is Rios, Gordon, Brantley, Aoki, and Raja. Would Aoki be a more comfortable price to pay? Thats what I countered with. Thanks.

    • @bossmanjunior: I don’t think either of those OF’ers are worth gattis. He’s a catcher, yeah he’s got 7 HR’s, but he’s also got a 23K/3BB rate. He’s hitting under .260….. I think Brantley and Aoki are worth more.

    • tvators says:
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      I would def hold on to. Brantley, over gattis, id do aoki though not sure the other team will

  18. Wilson says:
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    Damn , I have Harper & Grilli on DL, and now Bruce???

    Anyone knows when Grilli will come back?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Hope so! Two DL spots are not enough….

  19. white sox guy says:
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    how would u replace rosario? choices are pacheco pinto norris castillo or zunino guess u can add flowers to the mix but id rather not. 7 guys on dl right now and already 2 lost for season this has been a interesting fantasy year so far..

  20. bossmanjunior says:
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    Start Hill @Garza or Lowrie v Young? Hittertron likes Lowrie better.

  21. bossmanjunior says:
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    BJ3!

    Are we starting Perez @COL?

  22. Duke says:
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    Would you rather be running Alcides or Villar out there at mid-infidel? Is that sort of like a catcher question?

  23. Adam says:
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    Stroman worth using my #4 waiver slot to nab him in a 12-team keeper league? My pitching needs much help.

  24. Crock says:
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    Rizzo/werth/soria or goldy/cecil/khris davis?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Crock: Rizzo…if Cecil is Brett.

      • Crock says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:
        Forgot to mention we count holds as well as saves so Cecil wouldn’t be completely worthless.

    • Smalls Killer says:
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      @Crock: I’d personlly want Goldy, redraft or keeper

  25. Lville Jim says:
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    Watched the Kluber highlights, his stuff was filthy yesterday. Looked like he was throwing wiffle balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lville Jim: I hear ya, wish it was like that every start

  26. JWray says:
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    I’m thinking of picking up either Ramus or Villar when Bruce is officially put on the DL. Villar would be my back-up SS and Ramus would be 1 of 6 OF. I need power and I’m not getting any. Both of these guys are hitting good lately. I’m dead last in HR’s (Bruce, Fielder, Goldschimdt, Jones) haven;t done much for me. I picked-up Moss off waivers last week. There is also Kris Davis sitting there……. Thoughts??

    • Cram It says:
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      @JWray: Since you’re desperate for power, you definitely want VIllar.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Cram It: Do I sense a bit of sarcasm?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I hope not, I was trying to lay it on pretty thick.

          • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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            @Cram It: Ramus!

  27. Lou says:
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    Hey Grey, great recap! Donaldson or Freeman ROS for Marte & Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: Thanks! Freeman

  28. kingforaday151 says:
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    No Arenado blurb, Grey?! I was all in on him in my keeper league, and so far so great. With Tulo sitting yesterday Arenado batted cleanup, imagine if Tulo were to get hurt or something crazy for a couple months…..

  29. Justin says:
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    Great shit as always G. Need some advice from you if you don’t mind. Grade these 2 trades for me please and thank you.

    hardy for lawrie
    Kinsler and a 6th and 8 next year for xander b and a 3rd and fifth next year.

    These trades now leave me with a potential dynasty in this 12 team h2h keep 7 one xtra infield slot. And how would you grade this team right now?

    Ruiz(ramos on dl) Rizzo Lawrie Machado simmons(xander on bench) J. Abreu Brantley Jennings Jackson dom brown texiera (taveras in NA slot)

    Wacha Cingrani Cobb Sanchez Chavez Stroman Porcello Robertson Melancon Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Thanks! Lawrie…. Kinsler

  30. FagSwag says:
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    Torres over Dice-K as the handcuff for Farnsworth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FagSwag: I think long term, yeah

  31. Macio says:
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    Great write-up, Grey!

    Question: I need steals and pitcher strikeouts/reliable closer. Have power already. Is this a fair trade?
    I give Carlos Gonzalez and Homer Bailey
    I get Dee Gordon, Alex Gordon, and Chapman

    Can afford to lose Bailey due to my other pitchers. Hate to lose Cargo, but I’ve been winning most offensive categories even with him not helping of late. Appreciate feedback from anyone. Thanks.

    • derrick says:
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      @Macio:
      not a good trade. cargo is a top 10 talent and you would be selling low on him and bailey. You need to get a lot more in return for those guys. Think ace type players

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Macio: Thanks! Not good

  32. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Bench Perez at Colorado?

    • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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      Sorry, just noticed someone before me posted the same question. My state of badness

  33. Lemmingness says:
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    What do you think about Fister’s start @ A’s on Friday? Would you start him over Gallardo vs NYY ($2.1 on SoN…) or give him a week to show what he’s got?

    • Chris says:
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      @Lemmingness:

      Great question. I’m in the same boat … with 1 more option for the week … Cashner vs. KC.

      Right now, I have Cashner starting … Gallardo & Fister on bench.

    • Lemmingness says:
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      @Lemmingness: Or my third option is starting Skaggs @TOR

  34. malamoney says:
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    Pulled the trigger on Shelby Miller for Bruce before the news came out. Did I screw myself? Miller has been on my bench all season.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @malamoney: it was a good trade (by a bit too) when you made it

      • malamoney says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Well our league’s scoring system is skewed toward pitching, so pitchers are a bit more valuable in our league. Otherwise I was pretty happy about the deal. Until the news broke. I am hoping Bruce is only out 5-6 weeks.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @malamoney: they keep b.s.ing and saying it’s only 4 weeks.

  35. BR808 says:
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    Top of the mornin to ya! I typically throw my studs out there every week but some of my SP’s aren’t acting too studly lately. Out of these what 3 would you roll with this week? Thanks!!

    Mad Bum @ LA TBD
    Stras @ LA vs Harren
    Kazmir vs SEA Chris Young & vs WAS Roark
    W Peralta vs ARZ Arroyo
    Smyly vs HOU Keuchel

    Thanx again!
    I always appreciate the advise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BR808: Morning! Bum, Stras, Kazmir

  36. Leonys Martin vs Adam Eaton when he gets off the DL. The league is 7×7 OPS. being one of the 7 offensive cats.

    • tvators says:
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      Leoyns leyones, leonys

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @tvators: Eaton.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Dnut eastwood: What are the other offensive cats’ names? Cranky? Slurpy? Shitinthezengardeny?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Wake Up: Cat fact of the day: Cats purr to heal themselves vibrationally by purring.

      • @Wake Up: God bless you Wake Up and Phil Jackson. At this time I would like to apologies for insinuating Karabell woke up with your mother on the night you where conceived.

      • de nachos says:
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        @Wake Up: maybe Gassy and Barfy.

  37. Macio says:
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    Great write-up, Grey!

    Question: I need steals and pitcher strikeouts/reliable closer. Have power and decent starting pitching already. Is this a fair trade in a 14-team league?
    I give Carlos Gonzalez and Homer Bailey
    I get Dee Gordon, Alex Gordon, and Aroldis Chapman

    Can afford to lose Bailey due to my other pitchers. Hate to lose Cargo, but I’ve been winning most offensive categories even with him not helping of late. Appreciate feedback from anyone. Thanks.

    • farcus says:
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      @Macio: no.

    • Ron Santo's Legs says:
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      @Macio: Second No

    • Smalls Killer says:
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      @Macio: it would be more fair to get Gordon and Chapman for Bailey

      • Smalls Killer says:
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        @Smalls Killer: either Gordon take a Gordon and cargo off the table cargo should only be available for another top 10 guy plus 1 of those.

  38. Allan says:
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    Thinking about dropping Segura for Dozier and slotting Dee Gordon in at shortstop. Thoughts?

    • Ron Santo's Legs says:
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      @Allan: You probably drafted Segura way to high to bail on him for the likes of Dozier, who you will drop in 2 weeks while yelling, “Why the hell did I get rid of Jean Segura for this bum?”

      • Allan says:
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        @Grey: any chance cincinatti gets off their ass and dl’s bruce before rosters lock today?

        • Grey

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          Hope so

  39. papasmurf says:
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    The Molester sure went out and got himself a lot of A’s. He’s always so touchy I dunno if he stays up all year. He can become molested all of a sudden like last year. Difference as little as a letter.

    Dee is as great as Ecab is bad this year. He is pounding the ball into the ground like he’s supposed to. Only an 18% FD rate (lower than his LD rate) and 3.25 GB:FB ratio.

    As for Ecab, the Padres are on pace for 420 runs this year and Ecab really looks like he’d have trouble surpassing 65 Rs.

    First time I sat Masterson all year and he wins his first. Figures.

    I was only two spots away from getting Abreu, ended up with Moobs instead. What a consolation prize! Should have taken him the round before. I ended up with Liriano ouch.

  40. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Gotta love closers. Will be going from 4 to 2 this week now that Joe Smith is apparently out and Broxton prob done with Chapman returning this week. Dah well.

    Khris Davis, Chris Young, CJ Cron(ic). Please rank ROS.

  41. Joeg414 says:
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    Need OF help (Lost Bruce), I have Maybin as a extra OF and I just picked up Cron (hope he gets the playing time)as a DH , cut Dyson. Please pick the best two or three : Lagares, Ludwick, M.Saunders, L.Cain, Cowgill or Maybin.
    13 Team mixed daily 6×6 roto.

  42. Matty says:
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    I guess I no longer have to worry about too much OF depth anymore with the news out of the Bruce camp.

    Does any faith and goodwill remain for Springer in a twelve team mixed league? Or do I cut my losses there in favor of a KDavis/ Ozuna type?

    Thanks as always.

    • Nico

      Nico says:
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      @Matty: I’ll have to second this, Gray. How do we (aka you) feel about Springer after 3 weeks of action (hardly).

    • PK says:
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      @Matty: I let Spring go in my 12-team league. With three guys already on the DL, not including Bruce, there wasn’t room to wait for Springer anymore.

    • Grey

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      @Matty: I’d hold another week

  43. Malthes says:
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    With Fister on coming off the DL this week, and Cubler throwing his 12k game, I’ve got to drop some pitchers. Which one or two should I drop from this list: Gray, Bailey, Estrada, Kuroda, Archer, Fister, Cubler?

    K/QS/ERA/WHIP 12 team league. We have seven starts a week, so usually stream one or two.

    • Malthes says:
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      @Kluber: Excuse my spelling.

  44. Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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    I’ve got a zillion guys on the DL or hurt

    B. Hamilton
    Rosario
    Harper
    R. Zimmerman
    Latos
    Grilli

    Why am I still holding on to Liriano when I have no bench?

    Do you see a turnaround or can I dump him for some streamer flexibility?

    Any of these injured guys droppable? I don’t see it, but maybe Harper is out so long, it’s pointless to hold in a redraft.

    • Ron Santo's Legs says:
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      @Jeff in Southern Indiana: Billy Hamilton isn’t on the DL and I dropped Grilli in all leagues. Closers are too easy to come by.

      • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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        @Ron Santo’s Legs: Yeah, I already dropped Nate Jones and the Houston guy, and it’s a competitive RCL so every closer is gone 5 mins after the announcement. So closers aren’t easy to come by.

        The Reds let Hamilton pinch run once but it will be a week before he’s starting. So I can’t slot him in, he must sit the bench with all the other injured guys.

  45. Ryan says:
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    Someone dropped Kluber in my league, Should I drop any of these SPs for him?

    Porcello/Bauer/M. Perez/Chavez

    I know probs not the last two…

    • Ron Santo's Legs says:
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      @Ryan: I would pick up Kluber and drop Bauer. He was a ‘sleeper’ pick last year, and he still started the year in AAA. You are picking up Bauer for K upside, which is what you are already getting from Kluber.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Ryan: Chavez

  46. Osnam says:
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    Morning. I was just offered Greinkie and Altuve for Kinsler and Jessy Chavez. I’ve been hesitant to pull the trigger. I just picked up Dozier and now I have 2 decent 2b. Should I accepted the trade? What should I do.

    • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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      @Osnam: I’d take it.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Osnam:

      definitely accept .
      i would give Grey’s left nut for greinke and altuve .

  47. Adam says:
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    Drop Tillman, Masterson (sonavabench!), Wheeler for Stroman?

  48. tvators says:
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    Grey -E. Young Jr was hit in the face in pre game, hard to punch git when you’re getting a cat scan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tvators: Oops, missed that news, thanks!

  49. Titan says:
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    6×6 with K/9 ratio not K’s
    Porcello > Stroman?

    6×6 OPS
    A.Escobar > Aybar?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Titan: Yes
      No

  50. fitz says:
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    Nice Shark Tank shout out. Love that show.

  51. Jpa says:
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    I have Joe Smith, but Jim Johnson is a FA. With the recent comments on Frieri, so I drop Smith for Johnson in anticipation of the switch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jpa: Go ahead

  52. Big Money Matt says:
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    Guy in a keeper roto league is trying to get rid of his Crush Davis and Marte for my Sonny Gray and Melancon. Seems like a no- brainer to pull the trigger on it. Am I missing something?

    • Ron Santo's Legs says:
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      @Big Money Matt: Without knowing all the details of your league, it seems like a pretty big win for you, as long as you trust Davis to return from injury and hit for power, which he hasn’t yet this year.

  53. Does anyone wanna make me feel better about this trade? I traded my Prince Fielder and King Felix for Jose Abreu and Shelby Miller. Obviously, Prince for Abreu isn’t what hurt but how bad did I lose this in my determined attempt to get Abreu? I rejected a better offer last month, expecting regression. But he just keeps hitting.

    I’ve had to pluck Frieri from Free Agency because I own Joe Smith and don’t wanna be stuck when/if he’s demoted. I guess I’ll hold both until we know for sure Smith is out. Which I completely don’t understand. But the roster spot will give way for Stroman (assuming he’s still there when the Angels mess is sorted).

    I hope everyone has a good week.

    • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Looks like you bought high to me.

        • Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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          @WNWDOTCOM: My bad.

          You did great! What a steal!

          Good luck to you, and don’t sweat it.

            • Bi-Felicia says:
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              @WNWDOTCOM: must have been a late night the night before…. I don’t like it. Saux don’t have anyone to protect abreu. Eventually they’ll just pitch around him. Losing felix for miller? Ugh….

              • @Bi-Felicia: I’m feeling a good bit of buyer’s remorse from it but I’ll work to fix it. I have a surplus of offense (McCutchen, Carpenter, Beltre, Hanley, Puig, Ellsbury) and closing pitching (Nathan, Casey Janssen, Smith/Frieri, Hunter) that should land me another high K SP. I’m going to target a couple of other top 10 players and see if I can turn this into a positive.

                Based on the small body of work, Abreu is an upgrade over Fielder and his weight is concerning. The dude has always been big but he looks heavier than ever.

                My league is standard H2H 12-teamer.

  54. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Dozier or Hill ROS?

  55. Symptom Of The Universe says:
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    Now that the first place team almost doubled my $75 bid for Chavez, I am rooting for the regression fairies (no injuries, I don’t play like that). Hope Delabar is a nice consolation prize.

    I think I have a winner for most groan-inducing team name. One of my teams has Carlos Santana, I should change name “To the sound of the guitar”

  56. kyle says:
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    Drop everth cabrera for VIllar?

  57. Jake says:
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    HI,

    Should I drop Springer for CJ Cron? 8 team AL only.

    Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jake: Worth a shot.

  58. MacK says:
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    The Bouqs reference from Shark Tank was the icing on the cake.

  59. Liz Fyke says:
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    Had Gee since the start of the season. Been money in the bank. Won’t necessarily get you wins (he is after all playing for my Meets) but if you have QS as a category and need a RELIABLE starter, Dillon is your man.

  60. MacK says:
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    Need steals – Drop Middlebrooks, Khris Davis, or Xander Bogaerts for Altuve?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @MacK: Middlebrooks

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey: curious as to why your so low on xander b? Am I missing something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has 1 homer and 1 steal, I could ask you the same

  61. Liz Fyke says:
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    Damn auto correct * Mets

  62. Ron says:
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    I’m in a points league that takes away a point for batter K’s. I’m debating on whether to overhaul my roster or ride the tide. Please pick one from each group for ROS.

    1) C: Sal Perez, Suzuki, Salty or Ramos?
    2) SS: Everth, Aybar, Peralta, Villar, Alcides or Xander?
    3) 2B: Gyorko, Bonafacio or Walker?
    4) SP: Kuroda, Beckett, T. Wood, Koehler, Mejia or Smyly?

    Thanks for all the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Perez…. Everth…Gyorko…Beckett

  63. Relsh says:
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    Wish I wasn’t facing off against Lester while he’s throwing like this.

    I’m in a 12 team mixed, can I drop Matt Garza at this point? Tough to find anyone who ‘s willing to trade for him.

  64. DiggingforGoldy2 says:
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    Kottaras: HAH! Laughed so hard I farted.

    Grey take a gander at some swings of Corey Dickerson against both lefties and righties and tell me if this is “real love” I’m feeling or just that “she’ll do in a pinch” type feeling.

  65. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Some highlights from my 12-team league draft:

    1st pick – Ryan Braun
    2nd pick – Bryce Harper
    5th pick – Jay Bruce
    7th pick – Matt Cain
    9th pick – Alex Cobb

    Please tell me: how do I keep going on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: You took Braun with your first pick?

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        I took him at #10 overall (ahead of Beltre, Fielder, Encarnacion, Tulo, and Ellsbury). Felt good about it at the time…

  66. Ben. says:
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    Which side?

    Yoenis Céspedes vs Jesse Chavez/Coco Crisp

  67. Tim says:
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    I know you suggested selling on Verlander, but I wanted to run this deal by someone else before I accept. 16 team, H2H dynasty, trading Verlander, Donaldson, Brett Cecil for Prince, Seager, Robertson. My current first baseman is Napoli, who may be hurt, and Seager is starting to hit (maybe Prince will too). What do you think?

    • Tim says:
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      @Tim:
      for what its worth (about a buck three eighty), I have Strasburg, Kershaw, Bailey, Kluber, Porcello, Fister, Richards, Erlin as my top eight SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Sounds just fair

  68. Donald Trump says:
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    Rondon or Frieri?

  69. ryan says:
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    Grey – need 2b base help. Its time to move on from Brad Miller . Wavier wire looks like this

    ackley, collapso , uggla, seimen, scooter, esponisa

    your thoughts ? 12 team league 5×5 H2H

  70. Antoine says:
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    I want to pick up Stroman, but who do I drop on my team? 12 team roto, 9 pitchers and no bench. Possibilities would be Tyson Ross, Jason Hammel (most likely) or Kennedy/Masterson? I think I can afford waiting a few weeks for Stroman to get in the rotation – his slider is absolute filth.

  71. royce! says:
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    Re: Kluber, I think it’s home v. away, although there is one start that doesn’t fully fit the theory (TOR, though only gave up 4 ER, so not terrible), his home numbers are ace (2.43 ERA, 10.3 K/9, 1.52 BB/9) and his away stats are not (5.87 ERA, 7 K/9, 4 BB/9).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Yeah, could be… Then his next start vs. Rays won’t be good and he’ll continue Saberhagening…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: If so, I might just drop him in my 14 team h2h and let someone else deal with it…he’s not one of my top 4 starters, so I’d probably only use him if he pitched 2 starts at home, which will rarely or never happen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… Looks like we’re a go for July 19th… Cougs approved!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Nice!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I’ll commence the arduous task of finding tickets to a Padres v. Mets game…hahahahahahahahahaha [deep breath] ahahahahahahahhhhhhhhhh….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha

  72. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Good read as always!

    With Bruce on the DL now (yay!), my DL team is as follows:

    Bruce, Rosario, Cobb, Sanchez, Janssen, and T. Walker. I have Fister too but at least he’ll be active this week.

    I have no one else droppable at the moment, Walker get das boot?

  73. Wade Boggs says:
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    Drop singleton for villar? Have segura right now. Also have Baez. Figured it will give me flexibility if I wanna trade segura. Thought? Thanks in advance

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Wade Boggs: baez. doesn’t look like he’s coming any time soon.

      • Wade Boggs says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: forgot to add its a keeper and Baez would be a 12th rounder next year.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wade Boggs: do NOT drop Baez in any sort of keeper.

  74. chisoxx22 says:
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    8 team 5×5 roto. I need sb, and avg, who would you rather have revere or davis? Also should I replace bruce with frazier or khris davis, need hr and avg outta that util spot? Thanks in advance?

  75. Fear the beard says:
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    Howdy grey, I’m looking over this weeks schedule & Victorino only has 5 games, would you look to add an OF for this week who has more than 5 games or just roll w/ the flyin Hawaiian? Here’s who I’m looking into ; Desmond jennings(6 games), leonys Martin (7 games), BJ upton (6 games), khris Davis( 6 games) or lastly rajai Davis ( 7 games)

    I’d either be dropping Victorino or Eric Hosmer (Hosmer has been just sitting on my bench)

    Thanks again!

  76. Wilson says:
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    With Jim Johnson is getting stable and closed the ninth inning two days ago, does Gregerson have very few chance to close? so he is droppable now? (5×5 no HD league) Thanks.

  77. c0wfunk says:
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    hallos.. Once bruce is DL’d I’ll have a crunch. I already dropped Skaggs for Cron to put in my util slot and now may want another pitcher.

    Should I hold Taijuan Walker or replace him with one of Kluber, Kuroda, Elias, or Koehler?

    • Shawn of the Livid says:
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      @c0wfunk: I’m holding Taiwan too, could drop him to grab Stroman but not sure yet…

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Shawn of the Livid: stroman is actually part of the reason I have a crunch :) he’s sitting not providing much value right now..

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: Stupid Reds still haven’t DL’d Bruce with the day off today and someone grabbed kluber this morning. Any of the others you’d take over Walker? (Kuroda, Elias, or Koehler).

        Did just see that the Mariners are “expecting” walker by June so that’s good news at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope… Hopefully on Walker

  78. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Benched Melk Man yesterday… SONNA-VA-BENCH! I completely forgot about his “website”, had a good chuckle over that one. I’ve been benching him for Gordon based on hitter tron, but with Bruce out for me he’ll be a nice replacement. You see him having a better year than Gordon?

  79. Peter says:
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    I’m worried about Adam Jones. Is this all attributable to an unlucky HR/FB rate, or do you think there’s something else going on? One of the main reasons for drafting him was that he’s supposed to be a (relative) “sure thing,” but he really doesn’t look like it right now. How much longer would he have to suck before showing up in your “sell” column?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter: He’s a buy right now

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Peter:

      he could use davis hitting behind him .

  80. Smalls Killer says:
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    Wondering if I should bench Puig this week. I think he sits the 1st 3 games and plays the weekend. Or maybe it’s there chance to see what Joc’s got? Anyway, it’s either him or a batty call like Pable (OK he feels like a Batty call) or I could drop Liriano to play Dickerdon or Dominguez (OPS-12T)

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @Smalls Killer: I own Puig too, everything I read says he checked out fine. I’m rolling with him.

      • Smalls Killer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Smalls Killer says:
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      @Smalls Killer: or Lorenzo Cain who may hour activated from DL?

      • Smalls Killer says:
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        @Smalls Killer: would u still drop liriano for Cain, Dickerson or Dominguez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cain

  81. seph meier says:
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    I believe Arenado is on a 24 game hitting streak!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @seph meier: sssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @seph meier: Wow, nice one

  82. 2 Giant rings says:
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    20 teams. Waivers tonight. Nate Jones got called up to replace Almonte in center for SEA. Should I pick up Jones or Cron? My fear with Cron is that he will only be up for a few weeks (Hamilton Returning). Thanks!

  83. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Hi Grey, awesome post as usual. Liked Fridays buy/sell too but just got around to reading it. Crazy busy! Oh, and, it’s a girl! Woot Woot! Now to my questions:

    1. Got any suggestions on girl’s names?

    2. Ok, I’m angry at myself for grabbing Dom Brown. I’m also going to stop blaming Tehol for it, and I will not be taking ANY of his advice ever again. I should have listened to you to begin with “Not a 27 homer guy going on 40, he’s a 27 homer guy going on 14″<<<< spot on my internet friend. Spot. On. He will be droppable soon I'm sure, even in deep leagues. I've tried to shop him out everyway I can, impossible. I can't give this bum away and I think if I drop him no one will even bother to grab him. So. I'm about to drop the guy I chose over Jason Werth ~grinding teeth~. My options:

    Khris Davis
    Lucas Duda
    Dayan Viciedo
    Matt Joyce
    Stick of gum.

    Or hold? Thanks in advance!

      • Shawn of the Livid says:
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        @Grey: LOL! Giancarla!!! Perfect razzball answer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She sounds beautiful already

  84. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Thanks for the great daily articles and updates, always so helpful…
    I lost W. Rosario for the next couple of weeks, who should I pick up? Avila, Grandal, W. Castillo, Pierzynski, Suzuki, Pinto, Pena…

    Also, do you trust Hutchinson this week with 2 starts ( @ PHI and LAA in TOR)
    Thanks
    “Grey es el Rey”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Pierzynski…. I don’t trust him, but I don’t know your options

  85. Ryan says:
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    20 team h2h dynasty league. I was just offered profar brown wheeler for marte simmons. I like the value that I’m getting but I’m reluctant in dealing wheeler. Especially since this is a dynasty league. Should I try and deal someone else? Maybe peralta or richards or have him add a sp like someone like mejia?

    Anyway I had this possible counter in mind: Upton Darvish profar bryant brown for Stanton marte simmons mejia. Is this worth pursuing?

    c evan gattis
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b brandon phillips
    3b evan longoria
    ss yunel escobar
    lf dominic brown
    cf shane victorino
    rf justin upton
    util prince fielder
    bn neil walker
    bn kris bryant
    bn carl crawford/joc pederson/clint frazier
    dl jurickson profar

    sp yu darvish
    sp zach wheeler
    sp cliff lee
    rp pedro strop
    rp sean doolittle
    rp carlos torres
    p brian wilson
    p dan straily
    p wily peralta
    Bn robbie erlan
    bn garrett richards
    dl Clayton Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Marte side

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: should I stick with the original marte deal or counter with the deal involving marte and stanton? Thanks!

  86. Titan says:
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    Please send email on my behalf to Adam jones and Alex Gordon that spring training is over and to walk the &))&@@$& up. Thanks!

  87. jamie says:
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    12 team league Arenado/ Gee for Ramirez/ Eovaldi – Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jamie: No idea who Ramirez is

      • jamie says:
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        @Grey: Aramis

  88. mcBlunty says:
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    trade offer, i would get lance lynn and give up starling marte, makes sense right?

  89. Wudaben says:
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    I’ve been offered Zack Wheeler & Tijuan Walker for Chavez or Anibal and I’m just not sure how I feel about any of these guys. I liked Anibal coming into the season but he has stunk it up even though his ERA is solid. Chavez is one of the guys anchoring my team but I have a lot of pitchers and wouldn’t mind sitting on Wheeler & Walker.

    H2H, Points league. Limited add/drops so cannot stream. My staff:

    Cobb
    Teheran
    Liriano
    Sanchez
    Chavez
    Perez
    Eovaldi
    Ventura
    Smyly
    Bauer
    Stroman

    Any opinions?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wudaben:

      always start smyly at home
      against anybody and everybody .

  90. Birdis says:
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    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Batter Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG
    Pitcher Stats: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS, HLD
    Roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL

    Need to fill my 5th OF spot with Eaton going down. Who should I grab?
    Granderson, K.Davis, Krispie, Springer, Markakis, Rasmus

  91. John says:
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    Have Seager in Util spot, Belt was just dropped. Pick up Belt? Normally I would think this is no brainer but I have bot low on few guys already and then to pick up a guy cold as ice and sitting here and there could make my team lack offense or just bite the bullet and roster him?

  92. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    what’s the announcement (maybe it’s Nick related, thus at a different time)? I can’t spend entire life at computer (sometimes i’m paid not to). Be back to check later.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: oops, you put pacific time. ok, so in 95 mino. gottcha.

  93. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    That Cole Hammels blurb…. That’s a 2 Chainz reference from Drakes new album, right?

  94. booya says:
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    When do you see Carlos Martinez getting a rotation spot? Is he worth owning right now in a H2H league?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @booya: Hope not. Just dropped him in a H2H myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Maybe next year

  95. mike says:
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    Trade Bautista and Teheran for McCutchen?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @mike: Cutch….and quickly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike: It’s fair, depends on league depth and needs

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: 10 teamer.. with cobb on the DL, I also have Cole, liriano, gray, Masterson, porcello and kluber… Not a star filled rotation compared to most.

        My offense also has Goldy, longoria, segura, Bruce, pujols, Gordon, crisp, gyorko, castro.

  96. Wake Up says:
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    C.C. was seen curled up next to the fireplace…wrapping himself in his own loose skin…like a soft skin taco…think about that tonight while you’re eating some Americanized version of a Dorito-shelled-refried-bean-slop-filled Evacuator! Speaking of evacuation…here’s a fun fact! Corona is single-filtered….this means that once it is done fermenting, it is fed to donkeys, it trickle-filters through their charcoal-filled donkey balls…where it is excreted into the bottle…this is also where the special bottle shape comes from…this is also also why the lime is recommended…

    Happy Birthday Donkey Hote!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wake Up:

      lots of disgusting stuff , here .
      not sure which is funnier :
      Happy Birthday Donkey Hote!
      or ,
      the lime recommendation .

  97. booya says:
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    A) How do you rank Beckett, Hutchison and Hammel for a H2H K/9 league?

    B) Pickup Moss or Ozuna to replace Bruce? H2H OPS league…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: A) That way looks fine B) Ozuna

  98. Sniff Test says:
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    I am so cornfused. SON gives Sabathia starts forecasts worth starting…then Sabathia kicks me in the nuts. Drop Sabathia for Beckett, Koehler, Nicasio, Hughes, McCarthy, Chris Young, Colon (who is still fat), Phelps, Edwin Jackson, Erik Bedard, McAllister

  99. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    My “Au Shucks” guy for the year (lucky enough to pick third so I got Goldy back) is Desmond Jennings. I had that creep on every team last year and pit up with; I don’t him this year and turns into Mr. 30-30.

    Nice job on the Colby Rasmus blurb. I am usually right on your jokes, but that one took a second (now that is a humblebrag).

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    First things first: thank you for understanding the McDonald’s coffee suit. It wasn’t just because it was hot that this dumb lady won a bajillion dollars, it was because the coffee was exorbitantly high compared to industry standards. The lady had to have vaginal reconstructive surgery. Burned her lips clear off, or something like that…

    Now on to baseball. I need to clear space for a catcher with Rosario going down with the Clap. I didn’t drop anyone yesterday as I was trying to make a 2 for 1 deal. Got this offered to me:

    Give – R.Soriano/Hawkins
    Get – Cishek

    This would clear up space for Salty. I’d then have Rodney, Cishek, Johnson, Smith as closers. Lindstrom and the Farns are still available, as well, if I come up with space to acquire another closer when some of my dead players walking make it back.

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yeah, I watched the Hot Coffee documentary on Netflix…. It’s great if you haven’t seen it…. That deal isn’t great

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: after reading further on Smith, looks like I could probably cut him and pick up Salty and leave myself in a better situation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go

  101. Ty Wiggington says:
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    Should I buy Dozier high in a dynasty league? Has worked for me well in the past – owners feel like they HAVE to sell before value goes down.

    Altuve + Cain too much? Too little?

  102. Sky

    Sky says:
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    My RCL #1 league is eternally pissed upon. Chris Davis with his 2 HRs before being on the DL is just the start of it. Scooter hitting his HR for the month just as I drop him is the R. Kelly end note.

    • Simply Fred

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      @Sky: i dropped him two hours after you did…got the parting hr. i look to you for leadership… :-)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Haha, I’m in so bad on this league it hurts.

        • Simply Fred

          simply fred says:
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          @Sky: humbug! your hitters all have positive pr-rankings. davis in the wings. you will Sky-rocket!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Yeah, I keep telling myself that and yet…9th…

  103. Jason says:
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    Shoulda listened to SON. Stay away from kluber you said. I’m down with it. Have no reason to doubt the stache. So I went with McHugh. And now my era is McHUGE.

    EVEN WORSE…
    I stupidly dropped Gee for mcHung-one-up-on-my-whip

    Ahhh-
    So hold Rosario during this DL? Guy has been almost as boring as owning hosmer. Wilin Rosario good ole wil. More like wil-he play or not. The only reason I took this guy is be ause he fell but even still feel like I wasted a pick on him so far.
    Gattis
    Salty
    AJP
    Norris
    Ruiz
    Castro
    All available in new convenient barf odor.

  104. Ralph says:
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    H2H points league -

    My J. Abreu and A. Ramirez for his A. Rizzo and Y. Ventura.

    Fielder, Morneau, Arenado, Rendon are my other 1B/3B players on roster.

  105. Take 2 says:
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    In a 12 team points league, do I drop Jon singleton for teixeira or Loney, and if so do I start either of them over my only other 1B hosmer this week?

  106. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think Dozier is for real or is he a sell high? I had Rendon, flipped him for Minor and then picked up Dozier. Now I’m not sure what to do with him. My only other alternative at 2nd is Gyorko.

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        I have no idea if he’d accept this but what if I offered another owner WIl Myers+Dozier for Adam Jones in a keeper league? Who wins that trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jones

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Proposed this to an Adam Jones owner and he accepted. This is a keeper league and includes obp in addition to avg.

            Think I did well?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds decent

              • Charlie says:
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                @Grey:

                Ha, I was hoping for STUPENDOUS!! FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC! But as long as you think I got the better end of the deal it’ll do.

                • Charlie says:
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                  @Charlie:

                  I also have an open roster spot now. Want to pick up a 2nd baseman since Gyorko hasn’t realized the season has started. Who should I grab? Obp in addition to avg. Thanks!

                  Neil Walker, Semien, Espinosa, Hicks, Solarte, Scooter, Brandon Phillips.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Scooter

  107. Ron Gardy says:
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    Drop Aoki, Matt Adams, Martin Perez, Trevor Bauer or Farnsworth for Ernie Frieri?
    Also can get AJ Burnett or Chris Archer.

    Also start/sit:
    Martin Perez @ COL
    Nasty Nate Eovaldi vs. Mets
    YORDOLO Ventura @ SD

    • Ron Gardy says:
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      @Ron Gardy:

      Cody Allen is available too. Judging by his stats he should be replacing Axford very soon, right?
      He seems like a near must own, the question is who to drop, and the league is a bit shallow (10 team 5×5).

  108. james d says:
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    As always thanks for the time and responses Grey!

    5×5 12 man h2h keeper

    His Brandon Philips, Shelby Miller (keepable 1yr r16)
    My Matt Carpenter (keepable 1yr r20). I’d cut Hutchinson, but have 5 DL (Fister, Sale, Chapman, Calhoun, Rosario) so roster slots are worth a lot to me now.

    He’s blatantly dumping his underperforming trash. But maybe enough value?

  109. Andrew says:
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    Would you pick up Happ for a start at Phillies tomorrow in 12 teamer?

  110. chillrobert says:
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    Can I drop Aaron Hill yet?

    With 4 pitchers on the DL, Dozier and Lowrie as my starting MI, and options like Villar and Rollins available as FA, he seems like a waste of a roster spot at this point.

  111. Dan says:
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    Who do you like more between Peralta and Villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Villar

  112. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, Felix or Tanaka ROS? Would you give Abreu straight up for either?

  113. Jayone says:
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    Lost Bruce, Braun, kipnis. Trade Tulo for Cargo, Everth Cabrera? I have dee godon at 2b.

  114. Amazing Spider A;s says:
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    hey Grey- great stuff as always:

    trade….which side u like:

    Darvish, Votto, Aybar for Choo, Andrus, Belt

  115. Slamhole says:
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    Fister bump

  116. bobbo says:
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    Lose Jason Castro for any of the following (6×6 league with BB as the other cat)?

    Salty, Wilson Ramos, Derek Norris, Zunino?

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: Well this is awkward, as I was typing this up the guy who has Wilin Rosario dropped him for Salty. I’m assuming I should toss my #8 waiver claim on him, but pickup any of the others in the meantime?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • bobbo says:
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            @Grey: Thank you kind sir. That is one magnificent stache.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  117. DP says:
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    @Grey

    Can you please rank Pineda, Liriano, Gee, Stroman. 6×6 league with QS as extra cat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DP: Gee, Liriano

  118. Chicken Dinner says:
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    14 team H2H points league. 5OF CI and MI spot.

    Drop CCarter/BMiller/ Panda for Heisley?

  119. Mr. Glass says:
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    would you drop perkins for one of Papelbon, Reed, or Tommy Hunter my other closer is Street

  120. L-Boogie says:
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    Sonofa…!!!! According to CBS:

    Josh Tomlin draws Tuesday start
    (05/03/14) Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin will start Tuesday, according to the Plain Dealer.
    The club was considering Tomlin and Trevor Bauer for the start, but decided to go with the veteran. Tomlin narrowly missed out on the rotation this spring, and will get a chance to prove he can stick as a starter. He’ll take on the Twins in his first start. Tomlin was on the same schedule as demoted starter Carlos Carrasco, so that could be the reason the team opted for him over Bauer.

  121. and1mcgee says:
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    Jay Bruce blurb and Alfredo Simon comment were the tits. Hilarious. Bouqs dot com? So you watch Shark Tank … Good man.

      • John says:
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        @Grey: would u trade eovaldi for latos? not sure he go for that but?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  122. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Wilin Rosario for Pierzynski or McCann?

    shallow league and no DL spots for him.

    Thanks!

  123. Regan says:
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    Deep league with a 52 max pickup cap. We have OBP instead of AVE. Thinking of picking up BJ Upton now that he can see the ball. Drop Kris Davis for him? Davis K/BB has been atrocious this year. Not sure what his minor league history is. Thanks

  124. Hawk says:
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    Just picked up Stroman in every league I have except RCL where someone beat me to him.

    @Grey – YOU BETTER BE RIGHT OR ELSE!

    I have no or else. But seriously….please be right.

  125. No Soup for YU says:
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    Afternoon Grey

    My league allows 2 adds per week… I have one open roster spot right now so I want to fill that for sure. 10 teams 5×5 cats non keeper.

    I feel the weakest at SS and Catcher right now and could use a bench bat but also just want the best available player…Who should I add?

    J Chavez, J Beckett, C Kluber, Salty, Ramos, Gyorko, B Miller are FA and J Peralta is on waivers.

    My team
    C Santana
    1B Pujols
    2B Altuve
    3B Miggy
    SS E Cabrera
    OF Marte, Stanton, Bautista
    Util J Abreu, Longoria
    Bn W Myers
    Bn G Polanco
    Pitchers: Darvish, Bailey, Tehrehan, Wacha, Ventura, Salazar, Perez, Liriano Axford, K ROd

  126. Ron Gardy says:
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    Teheran and Aoki for Masahiro Tanaka?
    Side?

  127. E says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:
    Hernandez @ NYM ($10.7)
    Alvarez vs NYM ($6.9)
    Stults vs MIA ($8.5)
    Alvarez @SD ($4.9)

    • E says:
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      @E: also Elias vs KC ($2.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: SON ranking looks fine

  128. AP says:
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    May Grey, could I please ask your help? Currently carrying 4 injuries on my team. Ryan Zimm, Cingriani, Alex Cobb, Jay Bruce. Is Ryan Zimm the first drop from that group? Continue a “wait and see” approach on the rest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Yup

  129. Militant Vegans says:
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    Fielder & Tofurky… HA! Seriously, though, dude needs to stir fry a massive amount of effin cabbage, IV some kombucha, flat out suck on a ginger stalk (why not, he’s sucked at everything else this season) and eat some gogi berries in order to detox April out of his system.

  130. Eddie says:
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    like Fatt Adams or Todd frazier? For an OPS keeper, do you like singleton more than either? thanks!

  131. Bob says:
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    Need Help on If and Who to cut the cord on

    Bruce on DL
    Braun on DL.
    Hamilton Potentially Hurt

    This Week having to go with below in the OF
    Alex Gordon
    Allen Craig
    Billy Hamilton

    Would you drop George Springer Or Xander Bogaerts to pick up Chris Young or Viciedo ? Or just roll short in the OF this week. With braun potentially Due back next weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Bogaerts for Viciedo

  132. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Grey! Hope the weekend was off the hook. I spent mine wearing a mumu, listening to Liberace and eating Swedish meatballs.
    Anyways, I’ve been trying to buy on Adam Jones for a while. Finally received this trade proposal
    I send Jo-fer, I get Adam Jones.
    I’m thinking yes.
    Here’s my roster, 5×5 h2h league.
    C(x2) Salty, Flowers
    1B: Goldy
    2b: Kendrick
    SS: Reyes
    3B: Frazier
    1B/3B: Middlebrooks
    2b/SS: Alcides
    OF (x5) Trout, Hunter, AJAX, Aoki, Rasums
    DL: Crush, Eaton (on the bench)
    SP: JoFer, Lirano, Kluber, Salazar, Masterson, Wheeler, Archer, Porcello,
    RP: Lindston, Frieri, Rondon

    What you say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! My weekend or the trade? I figure I will either drop Bonface or Rasmus and add another SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both! Rasmus

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Ay-Ay Capitan. Enjoy the daiquiri.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, Featherbottom!

  133. GB says:
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    JJ Hardy, Eric Aybar, or Jonathan Villar?

    Dexter Fowler, Marlon Byrd, Colby Rasmus, Kris Davis, Lucas Duda, or Garret Jones?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar…Davis

      • GB says:
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        @Grey: I think I’m going Hardy. He’s coming around lately and it’s his contract year. And I think I’ll go Davis. Thanks again Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. John says:
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    Cingrani owner in a bind needs to trade for healthy arm. Tony going to be innings limit? Here is who I have to trade I do not see anyone but…Eovaldi? Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  135. Busher says:
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    Looking for Bruce replacement in a 12 team 7×7 h2h league with SLG + OBP…

    Catcher – Votto – Hill – Frazier – Andrus – McCutchen – Bautista – Bruce -Abreu

    Morse
    Rajai
    Ozuna
    Colabello
    Byrd
    EYJ
    Viciedo
    Garrett Jones
    Rasmus
    Joyce

    Thanks man

    • Busher says:
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      @Busher: Morse is on waivers until Fri. If he’s the best option, can you also give me your second pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  136. knighttown says:
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    Please rank the following in an 11 team daily 5×5:

    -Masterson, Gee, Liriano, Kuroda, Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Gee

  137. de nachos says:
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    Ha! “You McHugh’s you lose” finally get it. for 5 minutes I read that line out loud, pronouncing McHugh like McHuff. “You McHuff you lose? what is that, Scottish glue sniffing?, Vaping-slang?”

    Are we getting a full week of Broxton closing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Broxton until mid week

  138. Andrew says:
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    SON has Stults at a lowly $1 for tomorrow’s start at home vs. Royals. You like the matchup any better or agree with SON and stay away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like him

  139. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    This past week, I dropped four underperformers for Dillon Gee and picked up four wins. Thanks for that!

    Now I have two teams where Gee is still available:

    Team #1:

    Hiroki Kuroda
    Homer Bailey
    Jeff Samardzija
    Matt Garza
    Sonny Gray
    Yordano Ventura

    Kuroda or Garza ?

    Team #2:

    Homer Bailey
    Jered Weaver
    Masahiro Tanaka
    Mike Minor
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Scott Kazmir

    Anybody???

    Thanks…

    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuroda…hold

  140. Hans says:
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    Replacement for Bruce until Braun returns…Rajai Davis, pagan, Rasmus?

    Drop Andrus for Dee Gordon?

    Still like Goldy over McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan…hold…yes

  141. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey. Waiver budget is $100. How much goes to Stroman? For reference, 6 of the 14 in my league bid $100 for Springer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  142. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H points league

    Need pitching. Trade Blackmon for Cueto if my OF replacement would be Maybin or other waiver fodder until Trumbo comes back?

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      @Commish Cauda:

      My current SPs (Start 5) are:

      Kershaw
      Sale
      Salazar
      Eovaldi
      Henderson Alvarez
      Peavy
      McCarthy
      Koehler
      Roark
      Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  143. Beastman says:
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    Haven’t seen a discussion of him in recent posts, but what gives with Francisco Liriano? 2 awful starts in a row, walking a lot, no injury issues aside from the isolated nosebleed. He a buy low or has the Liriano of old come back to haunt us?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t buy him, hope he comes out of it…

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: “Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of good things. And no good thing ever dies.” Except my fantasy team so far, dying a slow, painful death.

        Buying Liriano if he was part of this swap (16 team H2H, need steals)?

        Neil Walker + Kluber for Altuve + Liriano

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Altuve side

  144. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G would you grab adam lind who’s coming back Wednesday and drop duda or maybin for util spot? Prob obv duda but not sure how u like lind with fransisco kina hitting and all. Also would u throw kluber back into the stream or give him his start at tampa first? 12 team h2h. If I drop him u like yusmiero or locke at all for a stream tonight? Facing eachother…thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda… Don’t like those streams

  145. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, should I start A Jones or W Myers this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  146. Big Magoo says:
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    I’m too late to the party to get in on the woe-is-me injury discussion at the top of the section, but here’s my contribution anyway. In the FCL, here’s my list of players who are currently on the DL:

    Braun
    Kershaw (no setbacks please)
    Kipnis
    Zimmerman
    Rosario
    Janssen

    Yup. Hey, how about 4 DL slots next year?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: @Big Magoo: In the FCL I got Bruce, Eaton, Cobb, had to drop Calhoun, and lost Moore and Avisail for the year. Oh and I guess Jose Veras counts. Misery loves company and i don’t like anyone

      • Deck says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: Yep on that trade I asked you about last week, now I just have to hope somehow Miggy is worth Bautista, Machado, Rizzo and Cishek. Not looking good now that Bruce went down…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Deck: I’m looking forward to starting on my pre-season football *punches hole in wall*

          • Deck says:
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            @J-FOH: Yeah injuries seem to be up this year, maybe it’s just selective memory though

        • Deck says:
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          @Deck: Rosario out, passed on Salty, passed on Montero and went straight to Norris. I’m an A’s fan and let’s face it, if your picking up a catcher for 15 days you’re looking at the 13th best catcher at most, they are all garbage might as well roll with your favorite team for a bit!

          • Deck says:
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            @Deck: Don’t know why this posted here, tried to post at the bottom of the page.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  147. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Grey,
    A SS question if you don’t mind. I am starting ECab, but Aybar is available. Which one would you go for? This is an 11 Team Yahoo Roto League.

    Thanks much Grey and great post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everth… Thanks!

  148. Wade Boggs says:
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    Is giving up fielder and Zimmerman for abreu too much? Have arenado and Pujols so abreu would slot into utility. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  149. Emrys says:
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    I think my top 4 SP is a bit overkill – Scherzer, Mad Bum, Wacha, and Sonny Gray.

    Any of those four in particular you’d be looking to sell? I’m looking for a big bat to bolster my hitting lineup (any position). I like all four of the guys, just wondering who might get the most ‘relative’ value back in return at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell Wacha

  150. T says:
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    Grey,

    10 team, 7×7 (obp & slg), h2h, daily lineups, 2 DL spots – I have Hosmer and Alex Gordon. Standard positions, but we start 4 Ofs, If and Util. Lots of talent on waivers.

    I am contemplating trading for Jay Bruce. Would you give up Hosmer or Gordon for him, and if so, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • T says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! If they demand Hosmer or Rios would you still say yes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  151. MikeZ says:
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    So hold on to Joe Smith or drop him in weekly leagues? and if I drop, who should I pick up? 2 -start jeremy guthrie (@SD/@SEA)? Wei Yin Chen (v. Hou)? Koehler (v. NYM)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for this week

  152. Joeg414 says:
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    I have Paxton and Holland on my DL spots, I already have Bruce , Mesoraco and Pineda hurt on my bench. Is there any reason to keep Pineda? My other Starters are Wainwright, Zimm, Chavez, Shields, Gray and M.Perez.
    Mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  153. Zach says:
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    Hey Grey, is Ryan Zimmerman droppable in a 10 team H2H league at this point if I have Frazier. Seems like he’s a waste of a DL spot. I can use the spot for someone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. Warren says:
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    a total fool in our league just dropped Adam Jones. We do FAAB on Sunday nights with a season long budget of $1000. I am thinking about bidding $400…is that too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $500

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Warren: I’d probably bid in the 700 range and have faith that, with the addition of a 2nd rounder to my roster, I can get by the rest of the year on $0-5 pickups.

  155. fausto says:
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    Bogaerts droppable or trade bait? Id like to think he is going to put up stats once weather warms up. .but im not sold on him. I grabbed aybar as a stop gap.
    Also better stash polanco or tavares?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco…. I don’t think much of Xander

  156. Steve says:
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    Is Brad Miller this year’s Gordon Beckham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he were that good right now, I’d be happy

  157. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Abreu for Rizzo and Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  158. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Kluber or Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  159. J-Lef says:
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    Alex wood or cespedes? 6x roto with ops and k/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes

  160. Crock says:
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    Could use alittle more speed. Swap out middlebrooks for maybin or krispie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  161. frankgrimes says:
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    thoughts on Liriano? someone dump him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His walks are up, but he has been unlucky

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: I like petit this week with Cain on the DL
        do you? what about Robbie Ray?
        if you can’t tell I’m desperate for healthy pitching I need to start winning soon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Petit first

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: thank you sir
            despite all my teams sucking so far you keep me enjoying it

            • J-FOH says:
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              @frankgrimes: you start by not drafting cain and then none of this happens

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @J-FOH: ha I didmt but the whole waiting on pitching hasn’t worked out so well this year at least for me.
                I know your a SF hater so it’s cool.
                I blame APPLES last year worked amazing this year not so much

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey: my girl bought me some juice called Heisenberg the blue by innevape it’s pretty tasty like a blueberry lemonade and the color looks cool in the tank ha!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice, will have to check it out… I’m vaping Churro right now, from JFOH

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Mmm cinnamon

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s real yummy

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @frankgrimes: Papi Churro is the bomb digity

  162. JohnnyBaseball says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Grilli OR Melancon for Quentin (OPS league)?

    Odds that Melancon remains/re-gains the closer spot when Grilli is activated/blows a few more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… If Grilli blows games then Melancon will be the closer

  163. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    I just traded away Yelich for Salazar in a 12 team mixed keeper league (we use OBP and total bases instead of BA and HR) where Yelich was a part time bench player and where I also have Rajai Davis for SAGNOF. My other outfielders are Bautista, Heyward and Craig. I didn’t necessarily need another pitcher but thought it was worth the risk since Yelich wasn’t integral to my team. Decent move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  164. I moustache you something says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I got some lineup questions for you:

    1) start A. Hill at 2B (6 Games) (@Mil, @ CHW) or Gyorko (7 Games) (KC, MIA) ?
    2) start Zobrist at SS (6 Games) (BAL, CLE) or Starlin (7 Games) (CHW, @CHW, @ATL) ?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Zobrist

  165. Bunny says:
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    Which is best?

    Richards
    Gee
    Neise
    Lohse
    Haren

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  166. malamoney says:
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    Dominic Brown or Kemp rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  167. I moustache you something says:
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    Is Jesse Chavez now a Top 50 pitcher in your eyes/rankings or do you need to see more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  168. OaktownSteve says:
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    True fact for cinco de mayo. The price of limes has quadrupled over the last three years because cocaine consumption is down and weed is legal in two states. Mexican cartels are branching out into kidnapping, human trafficking. And limes. They control the limes, my friends.

    If you haven’t read the article in the New Yorker article about the capture of El Chapo, yu are missing out. Fascinating.

    I told you Skaggs was garbage, Albright. And then I ran him out for the double start last week. I’m so advice averse I don’t even listen to myself.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I didn’t realize how national that story got. I looked it up and it’s all over the media. I had been planning on potting and growing my own lime trees and now this has sealed the deal. My Dos Equis is naked without it’s lime.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        I ain’t eating Mexican food in Seattle. It’s geographically absurd. I’m going out for Canadian. “I’ll have the bacon and syrup.”

        • J-FOH says:
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          @OaktownSteve: just east Salmon and anything that comes in a shell or exoskeleton

    • Carnac says:
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      Agreed, the El Chapo piece is terrific.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Carnac:

        So many different facets and a big zag at the end as far as the uncertainty of the truth. Beautiful piece of reporting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will have to check that out… I always love a good expose, I think they’re holding back my delicious avocados too, but will read first… Sorry on Skaggs, it hurt me too

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Skaggs wasn’t your fault. In the nfbc the double start week is big. It was against my own better judgement. We both should have listened to two weeks ago me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Skaggs is dead to me

  169. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Trumbo, Harper,Zimmerman,Braun,Cobb,Annibal,Sale, Now Bruce…I’m about to throw in the towel!

  170. Stinky Pinky Toes says:
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    Grey, I love you and aspire to have your little gray babies some day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  171. Jason says:
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    Is Votto and Tillman enough to get Gomez and greinke if I supplement an 8 rd bump up in draft pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  172. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop 1 to activate Fister off DL….Wheeler, Chavez, Perez, Porcello or Eovaldi? Also drop another for stroman?

    12 team Y! standard league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  173. Kevin says:
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    Just got offered Francisco Liriano for Jason Hamel and Josh Becket. Do I take this? Advice much appreciated, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold in a deeper league

  174. Vottomatic says:
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    Tulo or Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  175. Bunny says:
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    Jason Heyward, buy low? What’s been his problem?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone has a price, depends on how low

  176. E says:
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    Ozuna or Viciedo for pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  177. Eric says:
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    Someone just dropped Liriano in my league. Do you think it’s worth dropping any of these SPs for him?
    Tillman, Archer, Garret Richards, Wily Peralta

    Btw, my other pitchers: Bailey, Gray, Cole, Gio, Minor, Cobb (5×5 standard league)
    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  178. malamoney says:
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    Grey,

    As I mentioned in a previous post I pulled the trigger on giving up Shelby Miller for Jay Bruce right before the bad new dropped. Some guys in our league are now objecting to the deal and the commish has asked if I want to back out of the deal since the trade is still in the league review process and the new came out after I accepted.

    Should I back out? Do I still want Bruce given the circumstances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bruce

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Grey: I’d take Bruce, hopefully it’s only 4 weeks out

  179. The Big Yabu says:
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    Weekly lineup dilemma:
    7 games of Asdrubal, or 6 games of Jhonny?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @The Big Yabu:

      Peralta has a .210 BABIP. I think you could be catching him in a correction. Which would be good. 3 games at Atl not real promising.

      Slight lean to Peralta. Pretty close. Just pick and hope to get lucky.

  180. Jail says:
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    wood + segura for hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  181. Zeke says:
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    I’ve made a series of trades in my league and now I have two open bench spots. The league is 10 team 6×6 OPS with QS, K, BB, ERA, WHIP, S for pitching categories.

    C: Posey
    1B: Chris Davis
    2B: Kinsler
    3B: Miggy
    SS: Erick Aybar
    1B/3B: Middlebrooks
    2B/SS: Aaron Hill
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Cespedes
    OF: Jennings
    OF: K.Davis
    OF: E Young Jr.
    UTIL: Billy Butler
    Bench: Jon Singleton
    Bench: Empty
    Bench: Empty

    SP: Yu Darvish, Homer Bailey, Alex Wood, Sonny Gray, Mat Latos, Alex Cobb

    RP: Jansen, Perkins, Frieri

    The following players are available on the waiver wire: Markakis, Granderson, Hart, Viciedo, Rasmus, Garrett Jones, Salty, Montero, BJ, Loney, and John Lackey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Viciedo

      • Zeke says:
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        @Grey: I need steals. Would you trade Billy Butler for Rajai Davis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is good

  182. Steph says:
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    Trade Arenado and for Carpenter for Beltre and Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  183. James Skrmetta says:
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    Grey, Master of the moustache,

    Got offered Zach Wheeler, Chris Archer, Kluber, Grilli… I’m giving up Tulo and Tehran what do you do?

    P.S. I have J Villar to replace Tulo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a terrible trade

  184. Boomer19 says:
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    Is votto and dee Gordon fair for cano and Espinosa? Would cano and alcides be better? Thanks.

    • Boomer19 says:
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      I’m trying to get cano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I don’t like that trade for Cano

    • Cram It says:
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      @Boomer19: That’s not good for you.

  185. Detroit Heckler says:
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    Stream-o-nator tells me Beckett vs SF (Vogelsong) is a slightly better play than Minor vs STL (Waino). However, when I plug my leagues numbers into the Stream-o-nator’s projections, Minor comes out looking slightly better.

    My calculator is broken, so Grey, can you ask your gut who the better play is?
    Thank you and I hope you enjoy some mexican today. Preferably 5’2″ and 105 lbs with ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Minor

  186. Greyismyhero says:
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    Yep injuries are outta control this year….way too many on my teams and I’m sinking fast….Would you drop D. Brown for Ozuna? I have no one else to fill Bruces slot with except Brown and Brown is cold as ice…. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…Smoke it!

  187. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Quick Question,

    If I can get Adam Jones for Pujlos should I do it? I own rizzo & miggy already with Lawrie in my util slot id just move miggy to 1st base. Then my OF would be Stanton,Bautista,Melky,Jones,Puig Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  188. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Do you like Petit or Quintana today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really…Petit

  189. Andrew says:
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    Thoughts on Petit? Streamable in 12 teamer tonight on the road at Pitt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  190. blindnuts says:
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    Street and Reed are my closers and Hunter is on the waivers.

    The SON likes Robbie Erlin this week on a 2 start.

    I am in a weekly 10 team 5×5 league.

    Should I drop Addison Reed for Erlin this week..knowing I can probably pickup Hunter if Reed gets swiped before I can get him back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  191. Hans says:
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    Liriano was just dropped, currently have Bailey, Teheran, Ventura, Haren, Wilson. Have Anibal coming off the dl and will need to drop someone when he does? Do I pick up Liriano and drop any of the two I have (one being the pick up and the other three dl move)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have 2 to drop…Drop Haren for Anibal

  192. blindnuts says:
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    Segura and Tillman for Hanley…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  193. Philsfan76 says:
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    Grey- do i have your blessing to drop Melancon for Jim Johnson? i have no other closer but my starting pitching is fairly deep. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  194. Hagar's Henchman says:
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    get: Dom Brown
    give: Gallardo

    which side?

    tanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  195. Moscowitz says:
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    Never experienced something like this before:

    Bruce, Anibal, Cobb, Zimmermann, Davis, Rosario are on DL but i only have 3 DL spots so the other 3 are occupying bench spots. Napoli is playing with thumb issues and i fear he will land on DL before long. That means i had to drop a couple of my bench bats to make room for these guys… I am managing a fucking hospital without having beds for all the patients.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: Oh i forgot to mention Santana. His next start will be skipped due to injury…its not funny anymore

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Moscowitz: half my teams are like this.

  196. Can anyone with some knowledge of the Baltimore pen please discuss ZACH BRITTON’S emergence and if it has staying power? He seems to have added velocity to both his 2 seam and 4 seam FB – currently hitting 94 mph, up almost 2 mph (91 mph) from ’13. Profiles as a nice LOOGY here although never done much as a SP the last 3 years.. at all.

    Still not sure if the switch from SP to MR is his calling, and moreover, if the late inning role is solidified with the presence of O’Day and Matusz, but he does have 3 wins, 5 holds and 13 ks in 18 innings, with a 0.98 era and 0.93 whip — which are excellent numbers across the board despite his xFIP being 3.14 and his BABIP being .196, which both scream “lucky” and likely regression.

    I play in a very deep, 14 team, 6×6 – holds league so his numbers check a lot of boxes as a nice FA addition and was hoping that someone who has seen him more than I have can validate these numbers on paper.

    Appreciate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t seen him but a handful of times, his numbers aren’t excellent for a middle reliever, terrible K-rates, not terrific walk rates and has an unsustainable BABIP

      • @Grey:

        yeah; I hear that. The BABIP certainly is alarming. Greed on the K/9 of 6′ish being underwhelming.. Seems like a case of a “lucky” start more than anything else. I do like the uptick in velocity and the fact that he is left handed helps his situation roles, hence the holds. But, it’s probably a pass for me as well – hence the question… Thanks for the take.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  197. Jacks says:
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    Drop Farnsy for Cody Allen? Farnsy still has the job and may pump out another 5-10 saves before he implodes for good. We don’t know how long Axford’s leash is, but he’s been good enuff to suffer another implosion without consequence I think. But the Ax has that history of sinking into irremediable suckitude in a hurry ….

    I’m leaning towards keeping Farnsy but having finger on the trigger? Weekly league, 4X4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  198. Greyismyhero says:
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    one more….this Bruce crap is causing me headaches…Drop Castellanos for Rasmus?

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…Smoke it!

  199. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Grey… This is my pitching situation.. Harang, Ventura, Porcello, Felix Hernandez, Cingrani, Cueto, Fister, Matt Harrison, Kuroda and McAllister (stream spot). 1 – Do you think Matt Harrison is worth holding onto?? 2 – I just picked up Kuroda but would you rather Lackey, Arroyo, Salazar, Ervin Santana, Mejia or Beckett?? 3 – Do you think my pitching is going in a downward spiral or do you like it?? My league doesn’t have a DL spot so Cingrani is a sittin duck but Anibal Sanchez is on the wire if you like him instead of the bunch.. Thanks Grey!!! I’m in the hospital right now so your website is great to read while I’m here.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Frank White: Get well soon Frank!

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Buddy… Its actually the Physical Therapy end so I’m trying to get out of this wheelchair and walker to at least use a cane when I have low spasms. Hey Grey it would be great if you set up some Charity foundation for me. You have no idea what this disease did to me and my family financially and can’t even afford the proper help or tools to help me get better and ontop of it we’re losing our house cause SS disability is like a fraction of what i got paid cause i’m 30 and didn’t have a lifetime to put into the system. This happened to me 3 weeks after my twins were born, 3 1/2 years ago, and it’s been hell evere since. Everyone that hears my story thinks I should try to turn to the media.. I’m sorry i don’t mean to ask but worth a try. I’d send you all my info for proof or whatever. If not then it’s cool. God Bless

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, we’re not set up for that sorta thing, but you should do a Kickstarter or something to try and raise money… Best of luck!

          • Frank White says:
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            Thanks Bud, worth a try

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2.Salazar 3. Looks fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and… Sorry to hear you’re in the hospital… Hope you get well soon!

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks that means a lot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  200. Buge Hoobs says:
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    1 1 team 5×5 weekly shallow league, with most of my bench spots used by my DL pitchers

    Drop Rosario for Perez, Salty or Pierz?
    Replace him with another DL Mesoraco and suck it up for another week?
    Or keep Rosario and drop my last BN springer to pick up a replacement C?

    In advance, much obliged

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  201. crock says:
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    Grey, Asked this question above and got a vote for both side so I’m looking for a tiebreaker. This is for a 14 team H2H 6×6 (standard 5×5 with obp and holds). Here is my roster:
    C. Ruiz
    1b. Rizzo
    2b. Cano
    Ss. Hanley
    3b. Arenado
    Of. Werth, Trout, Myers
    Utl. Middlebrooks, Hosmer
    B. Springer
    Sp. Buchholz, Liriano, Dickey, T.Wood, Masterson, Porcello, Stroman
    Rp. Rosenthal, Soria, Frieri, Smith, C. Martinez, Dice-K
    DL. A.Sanchez, Walker, Cobb
    N/A. Singleton, Bauer

    Ive been offered Goldy/Khris Davis/B.Cecil for Rizzo/Werth/Soria. Thoughts?

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @crock: This whole post should have been “I’ve been offered Goldy…and I’m taking it”. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • crock says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, you’re the man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  202. SteveNZ says:
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    You mean Jack left a top 15 starter on the wire for me? How kind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: It’s a sign of the esteem in which starting pitching is held in the FCL that I got him with the #7 waiver slot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very nice!

  203. Tom says:
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    I’m in a H2H daily changes league where I think there is no more than a 20% chance my league mates will pick up Springer. If I am punting SB’s should I go ahead and drop him for Joyce, K. Davis, Markakis or Aoki? I’m willing to keep an eye on Springer and pick him up when he starts to get hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for another week

  204. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    I’ve had Eovaldi on my team since week one and, like you Grey, have been baffled at how low his ownership remained. When I hear “hardest consistent thrower in baseball”, or “real strikeout guy”, or that he plays in a pitcher friendly park I kinda like to leap.

    However…

    His ESPN ownership FINALLY caught up for tonight’s start jumping 36.3%. Now, instead of 24.6% he’s at 60.9%. What does that mean? That he’s going to get lit up tonight.

    So thanks, ya band-wagon-hopin’ jerks!! You just ruined him for tonight’s start. Then you’ll all rush to drop him so that us true believers can be happy again. Eovaldi will be on my bench tonight. Against the Metropolitans.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  205. Nucking Futz says:
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    SON has Beckett (vs. SF) and Smyly (vs. HOU) fairly even this week. Who is the better stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

      • Nucking Futz says:
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        @Grey: My two lowest SP’s are Haren and Skaggs. Are both droppable for the Double Stream this week?
        Gracias Senor!
        Happy Cinco de Mayo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  206. Jack says:
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    Should I drop J. Johnson, or Melancon or hold when Janssen comes off DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  207. bubba says:
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    “As always…great job on the write up…

    Ok…Bruce and Wilin Rosario out for me so….here’s what on my league’s free agency list offers…

    Outfield:

    Khris Davis, Chris Young, Colby Rasmus, Marlon Byrd, Dex Fowler, Garrett Jones, Aoki

    Catcher:

    A.J. Pierzynski and D. Norris

    Who should I grab for both?

    • bubba says:
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      @bubba: …and Juan Lagares is also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Aoki….Norris

  208. gareth says:
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    I Have a question about espn rcl rules. My league has a 180 games started limit. Is this only counting starting pitchers, or does the limit include relievers? Also how would you best utilise this limit? Sit starters alot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t include relievers

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey. I decided to pass on picking up niese this week as I don’t want to blow my wad in regards to starters.

        It was definitely tough to pass on niese though. Those 2 nice matchups are nothing to sniff at.

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @gareth: you can start as many sp as you want when you get to 179, so 188 is the target you want for sp, with 9 sp your last day of sp.

      • gareth says:
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        @simply fred: thanks for the tip!

  209. Mike says:
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    I was down to having only one position player on my bench, which I love, but now have zero with Braun hitting the DL. Would you drop any of these pitchers for Pagan? 10 teamer 5×5 + K/9 K/BB QS

    W. Peralta
    J. Hammel
    T. Ross
    J. Niese (Picked him for his double dip this week)

    Releivers – Rondon, Soria, Cishek

    I could also drop Taijuan Walker who is my DL spot, move Braun there, and pick up Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Walker

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Rajai Davis is also available. You like him over Pagan?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For steals

  210. Frank White says:
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    Oh also like I said my league has no DL spot and I got Cingrani on DL and 2 other guys coming back this week but either way Do you think I should drop Kipnis?? Holding him is killing me but your call. Lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Kipnis

  211. jaw says:
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    pedroia for price? i have pedroia and think hes gonna have a crap season but still has some name value and could use SP. would replace pedroia with one of espinosa or semien. 12 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  212. Maxi says:
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    I have Braun, Calhoun and now Bruce all on the DL. I just sent Khris Davis on his way for a trade to get Scherzer, so as of Thursday my only starting OF will be Cespedes.

    Gotta pick up one for tomorrow and another later this week… I can choose from a plethora of NYM outfielders: Krispie, Lagares, E. Young, Duda; or go with some combo of Presley, Joyce, Saunders, Garrett Jones.

    Presley intrigues me the most, wondering who you would roll with here (for tomorrow and Thursday)?

    • Maxi says:
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      @Maxi: I will also have to take Avisail off my DL stash now that Bruce is hurt… :( sad times in the keeper league

    • Maxi says:
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      @Maxi: @Maxi: Aoki also be chillin on waivers

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Go with Aoki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Presley

  213. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I traded Sale for Cole. Do you like this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  214. SpeedyJohn says:
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    5×5 with OBP and QS:

    What level of starting pitcher would you like to get back in exchange for Bautista. Yu Darvish? Cliff Lee? Zach Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  215. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Favorite streamer combo this week (pick one from each):

    Tues/Wed
    Hutchison @PHI, Straily vs. SEA, Elias @OAK, Buerhle @PHI, H. Alvarez vs. NYM

    Thurs
    Kennedy vs. MIA, Smyly vs. HOU, Beckett vs. SF

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: hutch and smyly. i myself own both in 10 teamer (beckett too, but he’s stream spot). all of these either started as streamers or became them later for me (smyly drafted but dropped after his first start was terrible). really deep bench 10 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias, Beckett

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it appears i’ve overvalued hutchison and may want to be dropping him over beckett then and make that spot the stream one (while keeping smyly too). only have 5 pickups per week and unless 2 good starts come at same time i don’t need to drop 2 guys. Unless of course Hutch is great in his start and beckett isn’t. Beckett has gotten slowly better. Although maybe it’s just the @PHI part that is ranking Hutch lower.

  216. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    1.in NL only with holds/RW/QS net saves worth dropping one of putz/ramos/bastardo/m.adams (PHI) for petit in case he runs with starting job. I already have 6 SP.
    2. 15 team roto, where i’m worst in OPS (thanks gyorko/bruce/fielder/jones/zimmerman/gordon/springer) but 2nd best in net steals should i grab cron while dropping springer (was already gonna grab singleton when he came up, i need homers/OPS)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. No

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: at Springer’s current pace, how many days of Cron doing well (we’re at 2) till #2 flips? Clearly if Springer starts doing something good this question goes away (unless Cron is also going sick good)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          5

  217. gareth says:
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    Give Stanton, price.

    Get encarnacion, beltre, cishek.

    Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  218. blindnuts says:
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    Prince for King Felix and Marte…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix

  219. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    What do you think of Kazmir for Cuddyer? 5×5 H2H
    My OF is strong: Trout, JUp, Kemp, Pence. But my Util is Butler.
    SPs are ok but improving: MadBum, Gio, Cueto, Iwakuma, Liriano, Kluber, Estrada, Stroman, Kaz
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  220. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    would like to try to get Abreau from his current owner who needs pitching. My staff is loaded with J-Fernandez, Tanaka, Ventura, Gray, Eovaldi, Smyly, Cobb, Porcello. Which one is fair to offer to him without paying too much? Thinking of starting with Gray/Ventura, but should i go up to Tanaka if need be? J-fer too much, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try that

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: his counter was fielder tanaka for abreau. Ok, moving on! I’ll try agIn when he’s in a 1/20 slump.

  221. trigger cut says:
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    Lorenzo Cain or Junior Lake? Tomato or tomahto?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @trigger cut: electricity and lust won’t break the door.

      • trigger cut says:
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        @goodfold2: Ex-magician still knows the tricks. But for serious, Lake or Cain?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @trigger cut: farther down Grey says to drop Lake for Cain.

  222. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I must drop one…. Joe Smith, Frieri or Benoit. Gracias!!!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @2 Giant rings: probably benoit, at the very least since with both of those other 2 you’ll have LAA covered. Not to mention street’s done nothing to lose his job yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  223. OaktownSteve says:
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    Segura back in the two hole. Super Sam Fuld moves up to two for Minehaha.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: that dude starting really is funny.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Super Sam? He’s been pesky. If your fantasy league has a hustle category he’s gold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        EYJ back in and leading off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ’bout time!

  224. The Dude says:
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    I’m in a pretty good position in one of my leagues (out in front by an avg of 20 over the past 4 weeks), with only two significant statistical weaknesses, both sides of the SAGNOF coin.

    I’ve got an owner willing to package Chapman and Perkins, which should get me into a healthy position with Saves and I figure I can muddle through with the waiver wire on SB. Here’s the offer:

    I Give:
    M. Bumgarner
    A. Wood
    C. Cron
    C. Arhcer
    J. Benoit

    I Get:
    A. Chapman
    G. Perkins
    M. Minor
    A. Burnett
    N. Cruz

    I also give my 9th round pick next year (1st after keepers) in exchange for his 21st round pick (last round). This deal might just buy me the title, but something just doesn’t sit right.

    I should also note, I’ve got Scherzer and Greinke leading my staff, so I should be fine losing Bum.

    I’m also riding Scherzer and Greinke, so between Minor, Burnett, Kazmir

    • The Dude says:
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      @The Dude: oops – wheres’ the edit button? I was gong to say “…between Minor, Burnett, Kazmir and Bauer, I should be fine”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper saves

      • The Dude says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, my gut feels reassured.

  225. malamoney says:
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    I offered Salazar for Kemp. He rejected and countered with Bauer for Kemp.

    Thoughts? Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  226. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    is it ironic that , for years , you’ve been
    preaching a minimalistic approach to bench bats ,
    but it took a plethora of DL ‘s , this year , to affect it ?
    or ,
    are you the real reason behind all of these DL ‘s ??

    i have questions !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2nd option, I’m pulling the DL strings

  227. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m intregued by Randal Grichuk. Like his swing. Great quiet hands. Ball travels deep then excellent acceleration and release with good extension. Not sure how soon it’ll translate. Good guy to keep an eye on for stream in the RCL. Probably won’t see full time abs unless he gets white hot but only jay and Borjous ahead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Speaking of which, they’ve really dumped Bourjos, it’s like the Angels and Cards traded bench bats…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s hitting .036 on the road Borjous is. You read that right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the sample size? 12 games?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            1 for 29. actually now down to .034. Yeah it’s a tiny sample. Just a hideously bad start though

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, it’s not good

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: as a STL person i’ve actually seen those at bats. their worse than most kozma and def worse than descalso.

  228. blindnuts says:
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    Yu Darvish and Stras for Goldy and Bailey…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  229. New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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    hey just want to know pop opinion of a trade i just pulled off. I traded Adam Jones and received Hanley Ramirez in return. I was strong at every position but short ( besides batting avg, Boegarts just wanst doing anything for me) 12 team ten category. was it a good trade ? My of now is Melky, Crisp, and either Rasmus or Markakis. two util spots. where i usually play Laroche and Chris Davis (when hes healthy) at util. and have zimmerman on dl at 3rd with bret lawrie at 3b now and dozier at 2nd, Pujols at first. Aramis on the bench right now bc hes cold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  230. costaricanchata says:
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    on the MLB homepage , this is a headline
    in their Latest News column :
    ” Greinke set to square off vs. Zimmermann ”

    ( dude , quentin kicks your azz and you’re ready to bring
    your bad azz shenanigans to the east coast ? )

    tomorrow’s headline :
    Greinke (0-2) comes up with new plan :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3oRVzjSIg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  231. los locos says:
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    how do you feel about McCann? I currently have Montero, guy who has him looking for a draft pick…

    would have to drop.. someone but who?
    Montero, Miguel(C) ARI
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS

    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE
    Gordon, Alex(OF) KC
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Hunter, Tori(OF) MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Montero

  232. Harris says:
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    Great stuff. One quick one. Aramis or T.Frazier. Remember when Todd Frazier led off for that little league team from nj in the LLWS? Yup, that was him. I don’t know if Aramis led off for his ll team. I’m guessing no. Don’t let that info influence your opinion. Thx in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  233. tim says:
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    choo/gordon/polanco/cj wilson for ellsbury/jones/sonny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Garrett Jones’s side

      • tim says:
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        @Grey: adam jones, i feel like it’s so far ellsbury/adam jones’ side that you wouldn’t have even phathomed that it be him?

  234. Jay says:
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    Cain was activated today… is it time to drop dyson for him yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: EYJ and now Dyson, SAGNOF down, aisle 6!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • trigger cut says:
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      @Jay: Similarly, drop Lake for Cain? (sorry, my question got lost in a thicket of pavement lyrics and was skipped above)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

        • trigger cut says:
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          @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @trigger cut: this may have been the “later” i mentioned above. hehe.

  235. Sange76 says:
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    12 team points keeper league head to head style

    Got this offer in

    My votto, cano, and prado for

    Abreu (rd 8 keeper next year) plouffe, raja Davis and tommy hunter

    As much as I like abreu, I can’t pull the trigger….

    Right call or grab the power?

    • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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      @Sange76:

      i gotta believe cano is gonna start hitting for more power, and Votto has been robbed of 5 hrs this year. (unless bbtn was fucking with us, they showed a thing where he has had 5 hrs robbed at the wall) so votto will def get better as well. Just my opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good

  236. johnny2k says:
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    i kind of assumed prado would be a buy low right now, but nothing on his fangraphs page seems to show me hes going to get any better. what are you thoughts on him right now? is he a buy low or a stay away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never liked him

      • johnny2k says:
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        @Grey:

        right but his value is all dependent on your league size and team makeup, what i am asking is do you think he performs how he has in the past ROS, or has he fallen off a cliff?

        • Sange76 says:
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          @johnny2k:

          He’s a nice player in a points league. Doubles, Low ks, 2nd half player.
          Roto league though, not so much…just another guy.
          Just my opinion though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t go near him

  237. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    some twits just dropped alcides and krispie in 12 team H2H. should i drop
    1. aybar for alcides (or b.crawford, he’s out here too). i have segura as starter.
    2. denorfia or markakis for krispie.
    cats are OPS/XBH/outfield assists (krispie has a lot of these)/net steals/K’s.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also, if answer to both is yes, which comes first in waiver claims, almost nothing to gain by not using another right after you use the first, as it at least saves you having to be up at like 4 AM eastern.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eh 2. Markakis

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: just noticed in a different league when i picked up denorfia like a week ago krispie was out there (he was picked up today), but i either didn’t notice or didn’t think it was upgrade. those OF assists are hard to come by, plus it appears krispie has better OPS too, may only be weaker at steals than denorfia.

  238. Frank White says:
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    Hey, You said before to hold onto kipnis.. Who do you like.. Niel Walker, Infante or Scooter?? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Frank White: not trying to be an ass, but would you really have dropped kipnis? it’s a short term injury.

  239. E says:
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    Shortstop shuffle,

    Rollins, everth, aybar, does it matter? Avg and obp league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everth

  240. Los locos says:
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    Would you trade Brantley for McCann ? I have montero and my current of is Cabrera rios pence hunter Gordon

    • Los locos says:
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      @Los locos: guy wants heyward for McCann in a keeper league so it that a no?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  241. Alan says:
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    Belt or Frazier in 6×6 ops for util?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  242. goodfold2 says:
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    in 12 team roto somebody just dropped walden (1 bad inning?!) in league with holds/RW/RL/ and k/bb do i drop any of w.davis/storen (not even 8th inning)/kelley (have K-Rob so handcuffing)/frieri/j.smith (same thing). also delabar and fien are available. i’m thinking delabar and walden dropping w.davis and storen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Storen

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so drop storen only for which of delabar/walden?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walden

  243. Mike says:
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    Wow did I botch my usage of the English language to make it impossible to figure out what I meant. Let me try again:

    Yahoo 12-team keeper, 6*6 (OBP & QS):
    J. Abreu & F. Liriano
    or
    W. Myers & S. Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  244. SteveNZ says:
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    Nooooooo Eovaldi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw geez

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hasn’t walked anyoone! #silverlining

  245. costaricanchata says:
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    and 15 minutes into the evening ,
    3 home runs have already been hit !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had some of them

  246. OaktownSteve says:
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    I started Harang this week. NFBC double start. I’m a fearless mothertrucker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  247. OaktownSteve says:
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    To whomsoever: I’m done with my conference for the day. I’m in the hotel bar with laptop, Braves game on, beer and I have Fangraphs and BBR open.

    For the next hour or so I’m going to be trolling for fantasy nuggets. If anybody wants me to take a look at a player of interest. Post it here and I’ll see if I can pull any decent analysis for you.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      well , since tomlin going to get 2 starts (maybe more) ,
      would you start with him , please ?
      thanks .

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        very little to recommend him from a fantasy (or really any other) perspective. The K rate is going to be potentially sub-5. Strike thrower. Left handed soft tossing sinker baller with a pull side infeld defense of Santana and Asdrubal? Not a a great recipe.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          thought i’d start you out with an easy one ,
          since the crowd , here , is waiting on bauer’s call-up .

          i’m interested in heaney displacing turner
          in the marlin’s rotation , but since the marlin’s
          were so quick to activate turner from the DL ,
          i’m beginning to wonder if heaney’s call-up is as
          imminent as i had hoped .

          tomlin , btw , is a righty .

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @costaricanchata:

            I always do that with him. It’s because of a little lefty back from the day named Dave Tomlin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris Davis, since Sky just dropped him and I picked him up

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s got a 29.1% K rate, he’s got the 13th highest out of zone swing percentage, the 13th highest swing percentage, the second highest swinging strike percentage and last year he had a totally unsustainable 29 or percent HR/FB rate which was bound to regress. So the short story of Davis’ season is that he swings at everything. That jibes with what I’ve seen from him. But a player like that does often get exposed in the soph season. I think he’s an excellent low cost investment for you just to see if he can make adjustments. He’s got odd splits in that he will hit for power against RHP but his BA is dramatically worse against them so it’s kind of all or nothing. I’d see if he shows any signs of coming out of it. Walk rate is the best monitor. He’s worst in the majors at .9%. If the Ks start to come down a little and you see a walk or two in the mix it might be a sign that he’s recognizing pitches. Might want to try some match ups with him rather than make him an autostart.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and yup… Hoping to see if I can catch some power in the bottle and Aoki in theory maybe bolsters average… I hit two homers all of last week in the RCL, was time to do something… Plus, if he pans out it helps that Sky dropped him… Could make it more interesting…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            when I looked at your team I was worried about your offense. That’s a perfect pick up for you. I’d think about just going with a stream spot if you can and use Davis but supplement with G. Jones, Gomes against lefties, Duda, etc until one of your streamers or Davis starts to look like a keeper. That’s why you need to trade a starter. Carrying the extra SP is going to hurt you offensively, which is where you’re going to want to push.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I offered Teheran the other day for Donaldson and was ignored… I’m trying…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                that’s a tough sell. I like the JD side. Not because I don’t like Teheran. Like him a ton. But a quality bat a 3b is going to be a premium. And JD has been super hot.

                • Grey

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                  I know, I also threw in Zimmerman, which was either a detriment or a bonus, depending on how you look at it… IN fairness, I only gave him a day and then when games started the next night I pulled the offer…

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    • Fenway Fungus says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Ok Steve, what’s your take on Heyward? Not so good so far. How would you rank him vs Myerd, Moss, Revere?

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        @Fenway Fungus:

        I’ll give you a quick scouting report on Heyward before I look at the nunbers just because I just watched him K with nobody out and a runner on second with nobody out where he just needed to move the runner in a scoreless tie. He got beat upstairs on a good fastball and the bat looked slow. I’m going to take a quick look and see how guys are attacking him. My hypothesis going in is that he’s not punishing fastballs and doing what little damage he’s doing against off-speed stuff.

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          @OaktownSteve:

          yeah so as I suspected, Pitch f/x has Heyward’s run over replacement against fastballs last year as +8.8 and in general he’s relied on hitting fastballs, but this year he’s -.8 against fastballs. I hate to make it feel like I’m going to see something guys aren’t seeing at the mlb level. I’m no charlie lau, but I don’t like the way he’s holding his hands. they’re out in front and it seems like the go back and then forward a little bit and it seems like the ball is just getting by him.

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            @OaktownSteve:

            I’d rank your list Myers, Moss, Revere, Heyward for now. However, J-Hey has 5 steals, so if he can get it going the value could be there.

            • Fenway Fungus. says:
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              @OaktownSteve: thanks! I had those 3 ranked similarly, but couldn’t place Heyward, who was dropped in my league. All these guys are/would be bench bats. Probably shoulda picked up a multi-infield player instead (limited waiver claim league) like Gyorko, and use Moss and Myers when they have favorable matchups.

              He just doubled…..

            • AL KOHOLIC says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I AGRERE,grabbed heyward early in one league and cant trade him for a sagnof,he looked really slow swinging last game i watched,i mean the ball was already in the mit,hopefully a adjustment can get him to respectability,he has the raw power to go nuts ,thanks for your insight

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: If you can manage it, some Panda insight would be great, thanks. Have him in the FCL and just grabbed him from waivers in my H2H league…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        I mentioned panda the other day. He’s got a horrible BABIP right now. If nothing else he’s for sure going to see an uptick in BA and counters as that corrects. I haven’t actually seen that much of him because I refuse to watch Giants games because I hate them and I loathe their tv guy Mike Krukow. I like Panda. I think ultimately the weight loss with be a positive and while I don’t necessarily believe in the power of the walk year, I do believe that it impacts a guys desire to be on the field.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: So you did. And it was one of the reasons I decided to try and get him off waivers! The mind cycles through so many players, y’know?

          Especially in the FCL…

  248. Q says:
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    Got offered J Upton for cliff lee. Usually err on hitting side, but….

    It’s a weekly pts league. Only 1 pt for a steal and -1for a K. Lee is my best pitcher, but I do have depth. ( greinke, Lester, Masterson, etc and I stream 2 start pitchers)I know Upton could win me some weeks but he’ll kill me in the others,
    and I already have Jay Bruce to do that for me.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, take Upton if you need him

  249. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here it is…hit it if you can file:

    Nate Eovaldi is first in the league in k%, 2nd in strikes swung at and 3rd in average fastball velocity. Just pumping gas and seeing what’ll happen.

    • Grey

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      I’ve liked everything I’ve seen from him

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Just not today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh he hasn’t been terrible, just not great

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I hipped you to him a couple years back. I like him with the Dodgers. You and I and I ganged up on Rudy about him too.

        Rudy: “He never misses any bats!”

        Us: “Don’t be such a wuss.”

        I might be misremembering.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, sounds exactly right!

          • @Grey: Yeah, sounds about right. Didn’t say he’d be useless forever though.

  250. SteveNZ says:
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    Santana just stole a base? How did this happen?

  251. bossmanjunior says:
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    Need a 2, start pitcher this week. Listed with opponents and SON rating.

    Elias @OAK (-0.8), vKC (2.7)
    Hutchinson @PHI (11.2), vLAA (9.2)
    Alvarez vNYM (6.9), @SD (4.9)
    Erlin vKC (8.9), vMIA (16.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erlin, Hutch

  252. goodfold2 says:
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    yikes, due to Opp having 9 starters (as do i but one of them is bauer, so really less) in 16 teamer i grabbed petit, since both 1. his season stats have been good, 2. he had a good start last time out, and 3. PIT really isn’t beating anybody, and usually when they get runs it’s been late in games off of bullpens. now i’ll need to be grabbing utter schlubs all week with last 3 pickups (grabbed schoop also). Oy!

  253. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My H2H team has been struggling so far. My pitching has been pretty good but the bats are hurting. Are there any of my bats that you can see dropping for any of these FAs? It is a keeper league but we only keep 10 players.

    FA
    A.LAROCHE
    G.SPRINGER(waivers)-i do still hold the number 1 waiver priority but don’t know that he’s worth it
    R.DAVIS
    A.LIND
    T.FRAZIER
    J.VILLAR

    My offensive offense
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-A.RAMIREZ
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-D.JENNINGS
    OF-A.JACKSON
    UTIL-B.LAWRIE, D.BROWN
    BENCH-K.DAVIS
    DL-W.RAMOS

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier over Aramis, no idea who your SS is…

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        oops. H.RAMIREZ

        I also have(had) B.LAWRIE to play 3B when he’s not pulling up lame with a hamstring injury.
        You like Frazier over both of them? I haven’t gotten a single homer out of my 1B slot. I was kind of leaning towards one of them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Cool. thanks

  254. Project Merkin says:
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    Is MLB.TV actin a fool for anyone else? Won’t even load on my computer. I paid good money for this GD’it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It always is

  255. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Who do you like more rest of season out of these pairs:

    1. Gio Gonzalez and Anibal
    2. Aaron Hill and Utley
    3. Matt Adams and Morneau

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, Hill, Adams

  256. O'Skimpy says:
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    Grey,

    Please clarify – the Rest Of Season Player Rater (ROSPRator?) is based on Rudy’s calculations as opposed to yours, correct?

    • Grey

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      It’s based on Rudy’s playing time and Steamer projections…