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On Wednesday, Jon Lester gave a line of 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks and I said he found the sweet spot between yawn and ho-hum.  Some runs, bunch of hits and not at all dominating.  It was just another run-of-the-mill start for Lester.  Larry Johnson’s Grandmama could throw that line.  Perhapizzle, I say, speaking like a hip-hop Yoda.  “There is no try, there is only do-izzle and do not-fizzle.”  Yo, Yoda, why you wear your Jedi robe so low?  “Easy access, I like.”  Maybe there was something else to that Lester start.  Maybe, Columbo, things aren’t how they seem.  Maybe I’m holding a container of Colombo yogurt and talking to it.  Don’t judge me, but let’s judge Lester.  That start was also his highest K-rate in one game this year, and he issued no walks.  Some people are talking about how he’s got a new approach.  He’s peacocking without the flair of Ks.  He’s about the pitch-to-contact approach that Charley Lau would’ve enjoyed.  Yeah, let’s take what makes us great and instead pitch so people can hit the ball against The Green Monster.  You don’t need to hit every branch coming down the Rocket Scientist tree to think that makes no sense.  If you have strikeout stuff, you strike people out.  On Wednesday, he did that.  I think that was a corner turned.  June is always his best month, but he usually stays hot in the summer because he likes to keep things appropriate.  I wouldn’t trade a top bat for him, but I think his owners are concerned and I’d definitely buy him for the right price.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Andrelton Simmons Speaking of Star Wars, this guy’s first name sounds like a planet in one of those made up galaxies that Lucas sold at auction for $150,000.  “Now up for bid, an imaginary planet in the Arkanis sector of the Outer Rim Territories.  Do I hear one hundred thousand?  We have a bid from the forty-something year old man with acne.  No, not you, sir, the man next to you.”  Simmons had 26 steals last year in High-A and 10 steals this year in Double-A through 43 games.  He doesn’t look like he has burner speed, but in shallower leagues and very deep leagues I’d take a chance on him.  I say those two types of leagues because in one options are so abundant that it’s good to take a flyer on someone for a week.  If they take off, great!  If they don’t, there’s other options and what did you miss?  A week of EverCab?  Big whoop.  In very deep leagues, you take him because your other options are Daniel Descalso.

Everth Cabrera – He has 3 steals in the last three games and he has crazy speed.  Much faster than Simmons.  In Triple-A, he had 15 steals in 34 games.  29 steals in 58 games the year before.  Everth’s also the poster boy for you can’t steal first, and that will be the only time Everth and poster are ever used in the same sentence unless he goes to Kinko’s and makes up a poster of himself.

Darwin Barney – Hey, Barney, I kinda like you, you kinda like me… We’re a happy fantasy team… Until you revert back to being lousy.

Matt Adams – We’re gonna know a lot after tonight about Fatt Adams’s playing time moving forward.  I think he should play at least 5 days a week with the return of Allen Craig, but I kinda like my 1st basemen to play every day.  It’s a notch in his belt.  BTW, I like to think in today’s culture where people want to be skinnier a notch in someone’s belt is the opposite meaning of what it originally meant.

Anthony Rizzo – The Cubs will bring up Rizzo by the end of June.  When they do bring him up, they will play him.  It’s anyone’s guess if he will hit in the major leagues.  I will probably be writing a ‘Sell’ on him for non-keepers.  I’m not trying to put the kibosh on your hopes and dreams.  I’m just trying to avoid a grease fire where people are dropping productive players for a lottery ticket.

Ty Wigginton – Since the blog was started and the Buy/Sell column, Wiggy probably has more mentions than anyone else.  He’s an old pro, as they say where they say that.  It’s not easy to appear in the most Buy/Sell’s.  You need to be borderline startable, doing just enough every 6 weeks or so for a week or two at a time.  He’s kinda like a clunker that you’re not sure if you should keep, give to the junkyard or to your nephew that you don’t really like.

Todd Frazier – Dusty will have more incentive to play him since Frazier can be counted on in case Dusty swallows his toothpick.

Mark Reynolds – Bit surprised to see Mini Donkey so low on the owned charts at ESPN (31%).  Though, 45% of ESPN leagues are abandoned, 17% are leagues made up of Matthew Berry playing against 9 aliases so he can get more virtual trophies for his virtual mantle and 5% of leagues are our RCLs.  So, Reynolds is actually owned in 98% of leagues.  Okay, we’re good then.

Lonnie Chisenhall – We sure do have a huge influx of corner men this week.  Reminding lawmakers that people actually care about corner men must’ve paid off with the government’s corner men subsidies.  Hopefully, this doesn’t trigger a backlash where people start complaining that they can’t find a good trade partner for Youuuuuuk because of his low interest rates.

Tom Wilhelmsen – Now at 5% owned.  Sure takes a while for youse to add people, huh?  He could get saves and he has 30 Ks in only 25 1/3 innings.  Plus, Wilhelmsen also matches your futon.

James Russell – Named the closer, and already has a save and a win.  I bid on him in one league for $3 out of $100.  Best ‘not actual money’ I’ll ever spend!

Ernesto Frieri – Has 43 Ks, 0.97 WHIP and a 1.14 ERA in 23 2/3 IP.  He should be owned for that alone, and he’s getting saves.

Dexter Fowler – Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle (which means I have a monkey sibling), Fowler’s only owned in 35% of leagues?  Let’s see some names he’s been better than according to our Fantasy Baseball Player RaterJustin Upton, Jason Heyward, Luke Scott, Alex Rios, Shin-Soo Choo and Dean Marlboro.  Okay, I made up the last name, but it’s a cool name, isn’t it?  “I’m Dean Marlboro and I play fantasy baseball while having sex.”

Alex CastellanosAlex Castellanos a ti!  If you scroll down to the last post, you’ll see if he’s worth your ‘a ti.’

Denard Span – He’s been atop the Twins lineup (which is kinda like batting 8th for an NL team), and he’s got some speed.

Rajai Davis – Speaking of speed and lineup placement, Rajai’s been starting while hitting at the bottom of the Blue Jays lineup, which is like hitting cleanup in the NL.

Colby Rasmus – I almost made Rasmus the lede of this post to tell you to buy him.  I figured people don’t read the ledes because they’re long, so a short Buy on Rasmus would be just as effective.  Shoot, kinda blowing that too.  Okay, how about a medium-short blurb telling you to buy?  Or just BUY!  “THAT I UNDERSTAND,” said Mr. All Caps.

A.J. Burnett – As pointed out the other day after having it pointed out to me, his ERA is 1.52 if you remove the 12-run Cardinals eviscERAtion.

Felix Doubront – I told you to buy him last week, and I stand, uh, buy that.  His next start’s a bit of a doozy though, so proceed with caution.

Felipe Paulino – After his last start vs. the O’s, where he gave up 5 BBs, tonight’s start will go a long way to whether or not he had a hot streak in the beginning of the year or he’s back to a WHIPper crapper.

Garrett Richards – I was pretty lukewarm about Richards the other day.  How lukewarm, you ask.  Like a present-day Loni Anderson offering me a massage while forcing me to watch WKRP in Cincinnati reruns.  I wouldn’t spend more than a couple bucks on him in an AL-Only league.

Homer Bailey – Your deity of choice, give me the strength to recommend Homer Bailey without mentioning how much he’s wronged me in the past.  He’s been, uh, good, uh, recently.  Whew!

Nate Eovaldi – He’s got electric stuff…Boogie woogie woogie.  He also has a start in Colorado next, and isn’t worth grabbing yet outside of NL-Only leagues.

Michael Fiers – As mentioned the other day when I went over Eovaldi and Fiers, I like Fiers better in the short term.  He could be one of those guys that has a good month run until the league catches up with him.

Roy Oswalt – I already went over my Roy Oswalt 2012 fantasy.  I wrote it while telling someone, “Sorry, I’m not a young, handsome Don Mattingly.  My back’s not sore.”

Yasmani Grandal – Brought up by the Padres to the consternation of Padre Personnel Director Lance Beowulf, Grandal profiles in 2012 as similar to Yeammate Yonder Alonso.  Very good OBP, okay AVG, nothing on power.  Given Hundley is hitting .169, wouldn’t be surprised to see Grandal take over as starter and Hundley dangled as trade bait.  In two catcher leagues, NL-Only leagues and keepers, pursue.  In most mixed leagues, you have better for now.

SELL

Chris Sale – On a sidenote before I go into why you should Sell Sale, Robin Ventura didn’t want him to start.  Robin Ventura thought it was a good idea to have Hector Santiago close.  Is it just me or is maybe Robin Ventura in over his head?  I realize from Ozzie to anyone is a step in the direction, but you might want to reconsider when Robin Ventura’s most well-known in-game decision is charging Nolan Ryan.  Okay, so I love Sale.  He’s going to be amazing this year….If he stays healthy and if he pitches more than 120 innings.  The first ‘if’ is the size of a Biggest Loser contestant and that second ‘if’ is an entire cast the first day on the ranch and 1,000th straight day on Ranch Dressing.  He’s already had tests done on his elbow and he just doesn’t have the innings under his belt from past seasons to allow him to pitch deep into the season.  I wouldn’t trade him for a lunchdate with Rip Taylor, but I’d explore options.

From Around The Web

  1. mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m sitting Capuano tonight at Coors and Cliff Lee will never give me a win. Would you play McDonald at MIL on Sunday? Standard roto, 12-team, I’m in a quadruple tie in whip and a triple tie in Ws. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  2. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I like the Dusty’s toothpick jokes as much as the next guy, but am I the only one who finds his double wrist bands up to the elbows even more disturbing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re Livestrong… It’s cause he has four testicles…

      • BASH says:
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        @Grey, LMAO!!!

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, I totally forgot that he is Testicles, demigod son of the goddess Feronia… famous for his Space Ghost-esque gauntlets and crushing trees into small splinters of wood.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Dad to Toothpickus

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, … known for his World Series home plate blocking skills.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, All idiotic managers have an ‘Inception’ like totem, something to keep their reality constant with sucktitude. Dusty has his toothpicks. Jim Tracy has Johnathan Herrera.

  3. Brian Peppers says:
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    If you had to choose one for a utility spot..

    Rasmus, Adams, or Wiggington?

    AVG, OBP, TB, R, HR, SB, RBI, H
    10 Team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wiggy

      • Brian Peppers says:
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        @Grey,

        Looks like Francoeur is available too. Wiggy or Frenchy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Brian Peppers, Frenchy

  4. papasmurf says:
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    I have actually pick/drop Russell 4 times this year cuz of his SP eligibility which allows me to start an extra RP everyday and go for HLDs. But I would carry him for a wk and he does nothing. Then I drop and he picks up a HLD and W. He was always that 25th man.

    I don’t trust his stuff and I would be very surprised if he sticks. Over/under at 5 saves maybe? He is a LOOGY. I guess Marmol doesn’t look so bad in comparison. Only cuz the comparisons are bad too.

    If Bailey’s first name was something else or if he was a hitter, I’d feel better. Pitchers named “Homer”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Yeah, Russell’s probably not a long term option, but if he’s getting saves then, well, SAGNOF! Yeah, Homer’s scare me…

  5. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    If you could get someone to agree to a Cozart/Gregor Blanco for Heyward you would do it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche, I would

  6. xtremehulk says:
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    I own Reed, however I need another closer.
    Francisco, Wilhelmsen, and Russell are available. Choose one.

    Drop Bass or Drabek for Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @xtremehulk, Francisco… Bass

  7. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – I own Sale in two leagues. Try Sale/Closer for Lester or Gallardo? Trades are tough and there’s always another closer. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, I’d take either…Gallardo first…

  8. Eddy says:
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    So I’m assuming Sale for Lester you’d side with the Lester side? Or can Sale’s value be worth more right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, I’d take Lester… Could try higher if you like, like Gallardo…

  9. Ralph Macchio says:
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    So I can’t trade sale for a lunch with Rip Taylor, what about lunch with Rip Torn? Or lunch with both Rip Taylor and Rip Torn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, A double Rip? Yeah, that’s solid…

  10. Tom says:
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    What about Ian Kennedy? Buy/Sell?

    Seems he turns it on later in the season..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom, I’d buy him since his value seems low…

  11. Random Collmenter says:
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    drop Cashner, Leake, or Sean Burnett?

    all things equal, pick up Eovaldi or Castellanos in a keeper league?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Cashner… Castellanos….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Actually, lose Burnett…

  12. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Trade my Beltran, A. Craig, & J. Upton for his BJ Upton, Jay Bruce, & M. Young? 12 team roto keeper. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Eh

  13. Cheese says:
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    How much playing time do you see quintin berry getting once Austin Jackson returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese, Who’s sitting? Don’t think Dirks and Boesch are gonna sit every day for him…

  14. PickaSide says:
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    Gordon/Aviles for Shields/Gallardo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo

  15. Jake says:
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    I’ve lost both Tulo and Pedroia to injury…

    Is Aramis for Aviles (2B/SS eligibile) a good deal, if I also have Zimm at 3B? Do you expect Aviles to stick in the BOS lineup the entire year, despite his ghastly .285 OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, I’d take Aramis… Zimm for Aviles is fair…

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey,

        Wow, how far Zimm has fallen…..

        You prefer Aramis to him? Ugh.

        But thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jake, Yup… No problem…

        • chata says:
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          @Jake,

          yeah .
          his opinion of aviles was very low , at the start of the season .

  16. Lubey says:
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    Eovaldi @ Colorado

    or

    Fiers vs Pitt

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey, Actually I need 2 of 3

      Add Noesi @ CWS

      Thanks Grey!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Lubey, Fiers, Noesi…

        • Lubey says:
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          @Grey, Thanks brotha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Lubey, No problem, Hulkster…

            • mauledbypandas says:
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              @Grey, hilarious

  17. peter says:
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    Tonight’s Cardinals lineup has 1B Adams, RF Craig and… CF Beltran. I plan on watching the game with a group of orthopedists.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @peter, As long as Craig and Beltran are playing, im happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, Surprised they’re not at the game handing out business cards…

  18. Salty Balty says:
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    OPS league. Which side: G. Stanton for Jansen/Anibal Sanchez/K. Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, Stanton…

  19. TheNewGuy says:
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    Good to hear you’re bullish on Lester…been pissing me right off recently.

    Glad I benched him last start but he showed signs that he should be worth using again starting next week vs BAL.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Forgot the question, Rasmus or Craig for my 5th OF spot (OBP league)?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Yup… Rasmus

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I traded Frank Frank and Marmol for Lester about a month ago. Thought it was a steal, but Lester has given me an ERA of 5 and WHIP of almost 1.5 He needs to turn it around asap!

  20. Dean Marlboro says:
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    Is there any real hope that Kyle Farnsworth gets his job back? Would you cut him from his season long stint on your DL to add something else out there a la Utley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Utley as a DL stash…

  21. JustMatt says:
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    Stephen Pryor got the call up for Seattle – still take Wilhelmsen before him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JustMatt, Yeah, for now…

  22. Watson says:
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    I’ve got 3 guys available for 1 util spot, would you lock one of these guys in or from a strategy standpoint how would you decide who plays? Thanks.
    J. Montero, Cespedes, M. Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, Matchups… Adams may be out once Craig plays anyway…

  23. Steve says:
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    Rasmus or Fowler for the Util spot in 12 team h2h? OBP counts too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Rasmus

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, And if it’s a choice between Rasmus and Mini Donkey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Rasmus for now…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Thanks. Actually for my sister’s team The hot-hitting Soriano was a better fit for her roster in the end, leaving Rasmus for me!

            That said, I’m rocking Rios and CQ in the only two spots I could put him. You’d obviously have Rasmus over CQ, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, I would, yeah…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Yeah. Completely forgot about Rasmus when I was sifting through Util candidates the other day.

                Should give CQ a chance to play I suppose – hasn’t had an AB for me yet.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, Yeah, give him a whirl, as long as it’s not at home…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Typical. Padres are at home til next Thursday. Other than it’s Petco, is there anything to suggest he won’t hit there?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, it’s just Petco…

  24. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, I need OF help and only have crappy pitching to trade. Would you take Fowler for Garza in a 12 team that counts OBP, SLG and QS?

    of- stanton, bj, boesch, brantley, berrry
    sp- gallardo, garza, morrow, samardzija, lewis, latos, garcia, czam

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth, I wouldn’t take Fowler for Garza… You too!

  25. jq says:
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    So when you say ‘buy’, what you really mean is ‘take a flyer as all these clowns are currently on the waiver wire’, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jq, Yup

  26. jwalkerus says:
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    Grandel or aj Ellis? 20 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jwalkerus, Ellis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes, I don’t see why he wouldn’t be the closer…

  27. Chips Winton says:
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    Was strapped for SP, and dealt Longoria, R.Howard, and Campana for Strasburg, Lester and Lawrie.

    Leaves me with…
    1B – Butler
    2B – Zobrist
    SS – Hanley
    3B – Lawrie
    OF – Bautista
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Bruce
    UTIL – Ellsbury/Gordon

    SP – Strasburg
    SP – Cain
    SP – Wainwright
    SP – Lester
    SP – J. Johnson
    SP – M. Moore
    RP – Soriano
    RP – Reed

    DL – Santos, Bailey

    14 teamer, 5×5 (OPS/QS)…….wise trade, that will lead to be hoisting the trophy? Or terrible decision that will lead to me having to steal the trophy, and then hoisting it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chips Winton, Great trade for you…

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Chips Winton, Very nice

  28. peter says:
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    I’ll just assume Razzball Nation universally caught and appreciated the The Wire reference and it doesn’t need to be acknowledged in the comments because, yes, we’re all that good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, Exactly!

  29. appauling says:
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    In a 12-team h2h, i have Motte, Valverde, J Johnson, and J Broxton for saves (only can have 3 RPs starting)…and I have R Martin at C.

    Another teams wants Broxton for J.P. Arenciba

    Seems good to me, but I don’t trust this team, so I’m not sure. Do you think I should do it ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @appauling, Sure, go for it…

  30. peter says:
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    • • • __ __ __ • • •

    He’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, _ _ _!

  31. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Take a shot on Simmons if other SS are Cozart and Eliott Johnson?

    • peter says:
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      @Hebrew Hammer, Elliot just phoned home to say he’s not long for this world once Longoria returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hebrew Hammer, Yeah, try him…

  32. Jake says:
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    Slightly over pace on my 1450 IP cap…

    Stream start Floyd vs SEA? Yea or nay?

    • peter says:
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      @Jake, Floyd has been rocked in three straight starts, most recently by Cleveland and Minnesota. If you’re over your cap pace, I wouldn’t bother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ^Agree

      • peter says:
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        @Grey, Grey commenting his agreement? You at a wedding rehearsal or something? Btw, I’m changing my handle. After four years I’m sooo over the all-lowercase thing. Also, I gave some awkward testimony at a trial last month and my attorney, Dr. Gonzo, has recommended I lay low.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re gonna go lowercase you need an exclamation mark like royce!

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            ?

            • peter says:
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              @chata, ha, yeah a ? At the end would be just about right.

  33. TJ says:
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    Sale advice: Wait until after his start against Seattle on Sunday to sell him. That’s what I’m doing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ, Yeah, no reason to sell him before that…

    • peter says:
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      @TJ, …a similar strategy to the Facebook IPO.

    • chata says:
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      @TJ,

      sale , with an up-coming start vs the mariners , has much more
      perceived value than sale , who just got spoiled by the mariners .

      cust kayin’ .

      • chata says:
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        the seattle spoilers .

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    Is Will Myers worth hanging on to in a deep 16 Team H2H Keeper league? He most likely wouldn’t be kept, but he has catcher eligibility and I’ve been dead at that spot all season. Was hoping for a June/July callup to cover me at catcher, but now I read on Yahoo that he’s looking more like a September callup. I lost Tulo, so he could be cut to pick up Simmons in the meantime.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d pick up Simmons…

  35. crock says:
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    How would u rank these guys ros: craig, fat adams, rasmus, rizzo, carlos lee, reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Reynolds, Lee…

  36. mikeZ says:
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    So can you put these 3 guys in order for my 2 utility spots in a 12 team 5×5 mixed league with no bench?:

    Aaron Hill, Colby Rasmus, Lonnie Chisenhall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Hill…

  37. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    OK, now I’m looking at trading my J. Upton & Beltran for his BJ Upton & Bruce. 12 team roto keeper. Pull the trigger? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why you want to get rid of the two better players so far, but it’s far…

    • chata says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh,

      don’t jettison j-up in a keeper league .

  38. MattTruss223 says:
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    I got . . . _ _ _ . . . coming off the DL. Moving Hosmer for J. Zimm sound good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  39. OaktownSteve says:
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    Ichiro penciled in to hit leadoff tonight. So much for the Ichiro could lead the league in HRs if he wanted to bullcrap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  40. C.O.C. says:
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    Go figure, Sale is a sell. 16 team H2H points league, no one will trade with me because I’ve won the last two years, so the one deal I think I can get worked out with Sale is for Cuddyer/Salty. At least it fills 2 positions of need, but is this a decent deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s fair…

  41. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    I proposed Sale for his Gallardo. He said he likes Sale but is worried about innings limit.

    He countered Gallardo+Lowrie for Samardzija+Reyes.

    Go for it, or see if he’ll bite on Samardzija for Gallardo, or Samardzija and Casilla (my only closer at present) for Gallardo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey, How about Sale and Samardzija for Lester and Frank-Frank?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not great…

  42. I was just offered Mike Trout for Matt Holliday. My league allows for 7 players to be kept at the end of the year. I currently have the following players to choose from and I have been lacking big time in the SB category:

    C-Avila
    1B-Hosmer (Ryan Howard on DL)
    2B-Allen Craig, Howie Kendrick
    3B-Moustakas (Longoria on DL)
    SS-Dee Gordon, Alcides Escobar
    OF-GianCarlo
    OF-Ethier
    OF-Holliday (Ellsbury on DL)
    Util-Jed Lowrie
    Util-Carlos Quentin

    Pitchers worth noting: JJ, Lester, Peavy, McDonald, Gallardo, Latos

    What do you think? Should I make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it…

  43. kyle says:
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    Chisenhall or Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle, Frazier

  44. Jim says:
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    David Hernandez got a save the other night because Putz had a sore neck. I have hernandez and I also picked up Rizzo the other day in anticipation of him getting called up. I have Tulo and my DL spots are full. Do I drop Hernandez or Rizzo to get a replacement shortstop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Hernandez

  45. C.O.C. says:
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    Rest of season, Aaron Hill or Gordon Beckham, and I’m only asking because of the potential loss of playing time for Hill to Roberts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C.O.C., Hill

  46. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Grey, you mentioned Matt Moore earlier in the week would be in the Buy/Sell but he didn’t make the list today. Still a buy?

    Moore for Myers fair? Moore for Casilla? Moore for Myers+Casilla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Yeah, I’d take Moore for either of those… I thought Lester was a better buy for this week…

  47. EL_Commodore says:
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    Any chance Ewwbaldo turns it around? I’ve held onto him thus far but don’t want to get burned dropping him ala Ervin Santana last year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t hold him…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, would you hold him if he was a cougar? and used the sweet voice?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d cuddle him…

  48. Scottie O. says:
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    Just got offered Cliff Lee for my Bryce Haper in my 12-team (NON-keeper) H2H league (dude is HURTING at OF and stacked at SP).

    My initial thought was to jump for joy and hit accept as this is probably the ultimate “sell-high” on Harper, right?

    my other OF-ers are:
    JUpton
    Bruuuuuce
    Trout

    I know Lee hasn’t been all that great this year, but I gotta make this, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scottie O., I’d take Lee…

  49. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Hey Grey, you’re out in Hollywood. Can you tell me when exactly “cleavage” started referring to the space between a woman’s small breasts instead of the place where a woman’s large breasts meet and press together? I’m sick of reading about Eva Longoria’s “cleavage.” To quote John Wayne, It’s gettin’ to be re-Goddamn-diculous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I thought he was the catcher for the Cubs.

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, John Wayne?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yup!

  50. Wyatt Burp says:
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    16 team league, should i trade jarrod parker and matt adams for brandon mccarthy? head to head points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wyatt Burp, Eh

      • Wyatt Burp says:
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        @Grey, Eh means …………….?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wyatt Burp, It means it’s not good…

  51. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Both Andrew Jones and Ryan Braun are listed in starting lineups tonight – get ‘em in!

  52. Negatto says:
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    Frieri or Capps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Negatto, Capps

  53. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    err…I meant Adam Jones and Braun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Thanks for the heads up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I wonder if it sits in the corner of your room and just tells stories…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, and now, back to this one!

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    Keeper league with tons of dead bodies on my roster. Kemp, Tulo, Longo, Doc, Storen.

    Deal out there is –

    I give: Kemp/Tulo
    I get: Miggy/Asdrubal

    I then put Bautista in the OF and Miggy at 3rd. Just on the surface, do I take it?

    • chata says:
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      @Wilsonian,

      no brainer , for me , if it was just kemp for miggy .
      giving up tulo ? …. not so sure about that .

      • chata says:
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        @ wilsonian :

        you’re pretty quick to pull the trigger on keeper-league trades .
        maybe you should re-name your league the House of Haunted Horrors ,
        just in case deals , like this one , come back to bite you in the azz .

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @chata, I haven’t done anything. Just looking for opinions. I’m not giving anything away. I like Miggy but I’m not mortgaging the farm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re giving a lot of keeper value away… It’s okay…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, My keepers would be after the deal: Miggy, Prince, Joey Bats, JUp, Longo, and then Bruce would be an alternate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and you’re giving the other person great keepers…

  55. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    I currently have Jansen,Reed and Soriano as my closers with Santos and Storen on the DL. Frieri,Downs,and Clippard are available. Would you drop to add and if so who?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos for Frieri if you’re not able to DL him…

  56. With Morse coming off the DL, I have to drop an SP. Back of the staff (guys I never play) consists of Wandy, Marcum, Latos, and Hudson. Who do I drop? I’m between Marcum and Hudson. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marcum

  57. EK says:
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    Pls rank these SPs 12 team H2H points:

    Hammel
    E. Jackson
    Volquez
    J. Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Garcia, Volquez

  58. crock says:
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    Strasburg for Reyes a good deal? Currently starting Alexei and sp consist of Greinke, CJ Wilson, Gallardo, Moore, Lincecum, AJ Burnett, Oswalt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Reyes

  59. ken caminiti says:
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    love the Friday buy/sell!
    would you stream Maholm (@SF) tonight in a 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I could see streaming him there…

  60. Eng says:
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    Seattle’s Pryor looks like he’s coming up to close. That’s where my money’s going anyhow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At some point, probably…

  61. ferris says:
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    which side do you like

    pence

    or

    brandon phillips (no particular need at 2B though)
    james mcdonald

    or

    too close to call

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  62. Dominic says:
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    So, would you rather have Colby Rasmus or Quintin Berry?

    I am a hardcore Tigers fan and I don’t really see them sending Berry down when he comes back… I think they can move Berry to left, keep Jackson in Center, Dirks in right and platoon Boesch and Young at DH… If only one of them could play 2nd base :(.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Dominic, Rasmus has a much higher ceiling and is an actual prospect. Berry has had a nice little run, but let’s face it, this is probably the best he will ever perform in the majors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  63. Wilsonian says:
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    Here you go chata… Got another one.

    Give: Kemp
    Get: Jennings/Johan

    Probably not doing that either. Just wondering opinions.

    • chata says:
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      @Wilsonian,

      put the glass down .
      call a cab .
      go home .

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @chata, Great response! I’m not making the offers. These are what’s coming in to me. I’m not intending on doing anything. The Miggy one was better. But I just like to check to see if I’m missing something.

  64. Steve says:
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    Gah. Youk and Heisey not playing tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  65. chata says:
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    rangers running their “A” card out there , tonight , with
    napoli batting 8th and moreland 9th .

    if the flu bug in their clubhouse has run it’s course ,
    jerome might be in for some rough sledding .

    both teams will be looking to make a “statement” tonight .
    might be a good time to sit those rp’s , but , of course ,
    i’m not following my own advice , as i really , really want
    walden to reclaim that closer’s role .

  66. Cstinso1 says:
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    Someone dropped LoMo in my league. Drop Crisp, Rasmus, Adams or Smoak for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  67. vinko says:
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    Braves/Nationals game PPD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nooooooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh wow, you can change rosters on a phone now… Nice!

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        what game are you watching ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m getting my haircut and stache groomed will be home in about an hour…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            going for any particular look ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @chata, I permed it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vinko, Gotta thank you… Because of your alert I got in Chisenhall and got out Zimm…

  68. chata says:
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    matsui playing in left-field .

    steve ?

  69. linkinpaak says:
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    Would you trade Victorino for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @linkinpaak, Yup

  70. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, just for fun. Got yet another offer.

    Give: Kemp
    Get: Jennings/Lincecum

    Yet another reject. I said give me Gio or Stras and I might. Would this be worth it if I got Gio or Stras with Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Strasburg and Jennings, yeah…

  71. chata says:
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    hey vinko :

    a sit my base-stealer against cc , and he drills a liner over
    granderson’s head for a triple .

    meanwhile ,
    showalter , who can’t find a lead-off hitter and lost his markakis ,
    watches as magoo madden successfully plugs carlos pena into that spot .

    mind games .

    • vinko says:
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      @chata,
      Berry has a bit more pop than what I expected.

      Now I’m reading Dirks went for a MRI and he MAY be heading for a DL stint.

  72. chata says:
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    matsui hits an absolute fist-pitch bomb .

    • chata says:
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      edit*
      first-pitch* .
      don’t want you guys thinking anything else .

  73. Viagra Falls says:
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    Bench Colby Lewis tonight @Angels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra Falls, Nope

  74. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Damn… Granderson may have just delivered the *pinkie to mouth* Cu de Gra with that slam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Ha

  75. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    me quoting you ==> “Imagine the grimiest nightclub, then imagine the coat room at 4 AM. Now look inside the one coat that’s left there? There’s a dead prostitute in that jacket! That’s Lind!”

    just dropped from their 40-man roster !

    hope the A’s pick him up .
    call billy beane .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I would think someone would… Kinda crazy…

  76. Jankees says:
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    This Berry kid deserves to be clapping

  77. chata says:
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    tarp comes out in philly .
    top of the 5th .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I better not lose my Giancarlo RBI…

  78. chunk says:
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    Awesome buy column, Grey. Love the Rizzo blurb, as good as you are as predicting production, you’re stellar at predicting the questions that will be flooding the comments in the near future.

    Lovin how paulino keeps getting ahead so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Thanks! Yeah, Rizzo’s about to get crazy valuable in name value…

  79. agarthered says:
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    Will be getting Gardiner/Sandoval back next week, out of these 3 which 2 would you drop?

    Rios/Moustakas/Laroche

    I am leaning towards Rios/Moose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agarthered, Rios, LaRoche

  80. Francona's Towel says:
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    @Grey

    Adam Jones for Felix Hernandez? I’d get FHer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take F-Her if I really need pitching, it’s just fair…

  81. RevClyburn says:
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    Hey Grey

    thanks for the article and all the info you’ve given me this season in others. In a bit of a dilemma, want to pick up Big Donkey, Reynolds but really don’t know who to drop for him. Should I drop Lohse, Buehrle or somebody else. Just picked up Morse off the WW, have Craig coming off the d/l and really nobody else to drop, I dropped feliz for Morse.

    Here’s my team: A.J. Saltie, Kipnis, Konerko, Lawrie, Asdrubal, Aviles, LaHair, Craig, Cruz, Hamilton, Morse, Rios, Aramis, Furcal, Gordon, Kemp, Buerhle, Cueto, Gallardo, Jansen, Kershaw, Lee, Lohse, Lynn, McDonald, Dempster, Marcum McCarthy.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Rev

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RevClyburn, No problem… Lose Lohse…

  82. Carnac says:
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    FWIWuertz, Cards’ OF has looked terrible. At least 2 of Wainwright’s ER should be on Beltran and Craig. Lo siento, Carlos, but you shouldn’t be overrunning the ball by 25 feet no matter how windy it is. Especially in the wrong direction.

    And Craig is channeling Vladimir Guerrero in Right. I know Methany is trying to get all the bats in the lineup, but it looks painful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw that Beltran one… Nice username…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. My concern is that posting my questions in the form of an answer won’t be as effective.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… A no hitter in New York… What is Ike Davis for the last two weeks?

  83. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    3b problems all season. Headley,Johnson,aviles, reynolds or chisenhall?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, I hear that… Chisenhall…

    • Steven says:
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      @Grey

      Looks like he will sit vs lefties. Would u platoon aviles or headley with him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aviles

  84. Steven says:
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    just dropped Belt for d’Arnaud. Papi liek?

    DYNASTY YO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chase? Travis?

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey, Travis, dur. Chase is doodie. ITZ 4 A BENCH $POT, dun git ur panties out of the bunch they are in!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, it’s fine to stash him…

  85. Tom says:
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    Fat Adams or middlebrooks for utility starter?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  86. Ryan says:
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    Brantley,francoer,or Chris Davis ROS?
    Standard league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy

  87. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    have been half-heartedly watching a few of the earlier games .
    but , as fred sanford would say ==> ‘this is the big one , elizabeth’ .

    do you think pujols & co . will prevail in the opener to this series ?

    am expecting some fireworks .
    don’t think it will be a pitcher’s duel , tonight .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Johan looked okay.

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        wow.
        did not see that .

        let me re-phrase ,
        never saw it coming .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, One those fluky things where everything broke right… Even with all those walks…

  88. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    raja davis or coco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, Rajai

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey, thanks boss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC, No problem…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, Wow, I just looked at your RCL league… Fred’s streaming everything, huh? You’ve got be the most active last place team too… You’ve been taking it on the chin so far, huh?

  89. Steven says:
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    cozart or castellanos mon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Cozart

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey, but whyyyyyyyyyy?! u need to stop cuddlin up to mr one-letter-away-from-a-pianist, hes been turrible lately

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steven, Castellanos may not play every day… If you wanna give him a whirl, Cozart’s done nothing for me to stand in your way…

          • Steven says:
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            @Grey, but you still didn’t admit cozart is ur cuddle boy ;)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steven, Fine! He keeps me warm at night!

              • Steven says:
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                @Grey, this brings up a new development. UR CHEATINGF ON ME

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steven, You were gonna find out at some point. Sorry.

                  • Steven says:
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                    @Grey, i cry u so good

                    meet my yakuzan boyfriend!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s only five-four? *does a crazy move off a tree branch* Oh.

                    • Steven says:
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                      @Grey,

                      SOON

  90. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Was offered chapman for Gio. I have Grienke, gallardo, anibal
    Bumgarner, peavy and beachy. We also have gs limit and I
    Well overpace. Good trade f

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, Not good…

  91. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Was offered chapman for Gio. I have Grienke, gallardo, anibal
    Bumgarner, peavy and beachy. We also have gs limit and I
    Well overpace. Good trade for me, he rejected beachy and bumgardner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, Still not good…

      • I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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        @Grey, Hmm what pitchers make it a good trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @I’m Keith Hernandez, Peavy or Beachy…In that order…

  92. chata says:
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    nolan ryan being honored before the angels game .
    throws out 1st pitch .
    standing o .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too bad he couldn’t throw it to Robin Ventura…

  93. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I just heard they got rid of the “defensive indifference” option on steals. When did that happen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Really? No one asked me… I was saying above how I was looking at that league with the big trade… Isn’t that your league? That’s a a crazy strategy Fred’s pulling off… So far.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, No, I wouldn’t last long in that wild league.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Buck Martinez mentioned the indifference rule when Rajai picked up an easy steal late. Haven’t seen anything anywhere else.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @VinWins, I don’t see anything on Google about the rule being overturned.

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey, Must have done it secretly.

    • chata says:
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      @VinWins,

      improbable that they ditched that rule after the year has already started .
      have seen it ruled in prior games .
      are you sure that you heard correctly ?

      • Howard says:
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        @chata, I saw the rule enforced the other day. The steal didn’t count.

  94. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Looks like a bad call of a fair/foul ball saved Santana’s no-hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Really? I didn’t see that…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, went right over third and caught the chalk. In the 6th inning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @VinWins, Wow, more luck in that no-hitter than I thought…

  95. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeeeeeeeeah!

  96. Jon says:
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    Own LoMo over Simmons, Adams, Espinosa? (keeper league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Simmons

  97. Eddy says:
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    OK, if I keep this inside of me any longer, it’s going to eat at me for the rest of the year….

    I sat Johan Santana in the RCL.

    The ultimate sonavabench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… You just took the hard to swallow cake…

  98. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Just watched Chapman close out the throwback ‘stros w/ 3Ks. Brought the heat, the whole heat, and nothing but the heat. Topped out at 102, took a little off to locate at the knees or outside at 98-99. He’s dealing some nasty stuff right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully no one’s tied up in his room when he gets home…

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Ha!

        BTW, to recap this week’s highlights, it’s a Razzball podcast (love the song), the Liriano blurb (I know it was Rudy), and the Lind coat (if I had a nickel for everytime I found a dead prostitute in my jacket…).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  99. Adam says:
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    would you start Lynn and/or Dickey tomorrow (they face each other)? What about Latos @ HOU? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them…

  100. Letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, my decision to shut my pitchers down to lock up Ws in whip, era, and HRs allowed looks pretty dumb now. Was afraid of scherzer and Wilson’s starts, but i should have truseted my guys. Scherzer, Paulino and price colectively pitched very solid. Would be winning every pitching cat now. Offense has 2 hits today and I’m losing every cat on O.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  101. MrHappytime says:
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    Do you like Doubront @ Tor, or Bedard @ Mil tomm? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…

  102. Jon says:
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    Who do you grab right now? Russell, Pryor, Hernandez, Cishek, Cook, Carpenter… how about ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell… Hernandez…

  103. chata says:
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    happ pitches better than cc , tonight , but with worse results .

  104. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone fault me if I dropped Rollins for Seager to fill in for Tulo? I just don’t trust that Rollins can go all Zombino my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Does that mean you wouldn’t do it or you wouldn’t fault me for it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t do it…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, I hear ya. I’ll give Rollins a shot.

  105. mc serch says:
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    Had tickets to Mets game tonight, which I donated to my daughter’s little league so I could attend her play…yup….the play was nice, really, got to sit awkwardly next to my -ex and everything, just fking awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s worse than a sonavabench…

    • chata says:
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      @mc serch,

      ouch .
      you did the right thing .

  106. chata says:
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    anyone know why king felix was pulled after 85 pitches ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t pitching well?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        still , as an ace , he should have toughed it out .
        might have made it through 8 .
        not very cy-young-ish .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

  107. BackstopBlues says:
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    Santana fill in for next week: Rosario, Flores, Kottaras, Clevenger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    Olivo or Doumit?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Wilsonian, Damn it! I mean, Doumit!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Carnac, Goddoumit!!

        • Carnac says:
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          @Wilsonian, Just Doumit!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Carnac, jelly filled Doumit?

            • Carnac says:
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              @Wilsonian, Mmm… Fried Doumit.

  109. Matt2 says:
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    Is LaRoche droppable at this point? he’s gone cold, and while I have m cabrera and mourneau, I could use him in the Util if you think he’ll get hot again.

    I also am keeping Gordon on my bench, after picking up Ian Desmond. Is this a smart move or will he get going this year sometime?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt2, I’d hold Gordon… I’d look elsewhere with LaRoche…

      • Matt2 says:
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        @Grey, If my team looks like this, and I need SB, RBI’s and HR:

        C
        Miguel Montero
        1B
        Justin Morneau
        2B
        Ian Kinsler
        3B
        Miguel Cabrera
        SS
        Ian Desmond
        OF
        Josh Hamilton
        OF
        Quintin Berry
        OF
        Tony Gwynn Jr.
        Util
        Michael Brantley
        Util
        Ryan Zimmerman
        BN
        Dee Gordon
        BN
        Adam LaRoche
        DL
        Brett Gardner
        DL
        Ryan Howard

        Should I drop LaRoche and pick up: Mini Donkey, Rajai Davis, Luke Scott, Goldschmidt, or Barney? Should I drop anyone else to add from this list as well? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Gwynn for Rajai and LaRoche for Scott…

  110. chata says:
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    trout … nice catch on andrus .
    was there ever any doubt ?
    he blankets that outfield .

    • chata says:
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      hamilton doing a nice job , in center , as well .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Like a Snuggie.

  111. Carnac says:
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    The answer is one of:

    Kuroda @Det
    Floyd vs Sea
    PJ Walters @Cle
    Nicasio vs LAD
    Hochevar vs Oak

    And in the envelope… “Thanks to Wainwright inheriting all of Johan’s bad luck, I need a spot starter tomorrow (h2h), Ks are important.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Ha… Floyd… They’re obviously not great…

  112. Derrick says:
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    Are you worried at all about Kendrick? He still get close to the numbers you pegged for him in the pre-season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, He could hot for two months and get those numbers, but I am concerned…

  113. chata says:
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    angels … nice win .
    frieri … stymies .

  114. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    casilla rolls ankle .
    i’m rolling with hensley .
    you ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I like Romo…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        been hurt .

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    Simmons, Aybar, Betancourt at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  116. EK says:
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    Paulino or E. Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  117. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Drop Doumitt for Rosario now that Rosario is playing almost everyday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  118. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    J.Tabata,R.Davis or D.Stubbs???

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs

  119. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: where do you think trout goes next year in drafts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4th round

  120. Blue says:
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    Would you trade D hudson or garza straight up for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Nope

  121. Steve says:
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    Who’s my Sunday guy in h2h?

    Harrison @ LAA
    Millwood @ CWS
    Eovaldi @COL
    Fiers v PIT
    Blanton v MIA
    Wood @ SF
    Hughes @ DET

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Fiers

  122. TheNewGuy says:
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    Starting Garza today in a 10 teamer today @ the Giants? Normally an automatic but he’s been pretty meh recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

  123. Glenn says:
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    Did that really happen? Chasing wins with Wade Miley and after after 7 strong ( 1 ER) they bring him into the 8th, he then gives up a bunt and 2 run pinch hit homer, and a single. Enter David Hernandez (picked up 2 days ago (Mr. B) gives up 2 more runs without retiring a batter.

    So go from excellent whip/ratios in a 1-1 game to 7.1 innings and 6 earned for the day. KAHNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!

    • Tony says:
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      @Glenn, and this is why my RCL era is .3704, between this, beckett, and ian kennedy im crying in the corner… eff me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Glenn, Damn, that’s heartbreaking…

  124. chata says:
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    good saturday morning .
    relaxing and planning on catching a full day of baseball .

    today’s must-see tv :

    beachy @ strasburg … suppose to be a nice sunny start to this one .

    lots of interest in the cards/mets game , but i’ll be watching bedard/marcum .

    darvesh @ cj wilson ….. game 1 of this series didn’t provide the offensive
    fire-works that many expected . will one (or both) of these aces get lit ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Hoping they all get lit cause I don’t own them…

  125. Southside Lurker says:
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    Matt Wieters or Jesus Montero rest of season at catcher? I have like no bench and with Jennings coming back, I’m going to have to either trade or drop one. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Southside Lurker, Wieters

  126. Delta says:
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    Have Votto, AGon, and Hosmer, with Adams on the bench. Worth holding Adams till AGon gets OF eligibility or use the roster spot on something else (Dirks maybe)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Delta, I’d hold Adams…

  127. timmy riggins says:
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    Hi, have both Longoria and Halladay on the DL w/1 DL slot. would you drop or hold Halladay? Could use that slot to pickup Paulino, AJ Burnett, or a streamer. OR would you drop Whilhemsen and/or league (6/7th closer) to free a roster spot.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @timmy riggins, League

  128. Derrick says:
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    Start McCarthy @KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Yup

  129. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    who would you drop to make room for Jennings?

    C Miguel Montero, Ari C
    1B Joey Votto, Cin 1B
    2B Howard Kendrick, LAA 2B, OF
    3B Will Middlebrooks, Bos 3B S
    SS Hanley Ramirez, Mia SS, 3B
    2B/SS Mike Aviles, Bos 2B, 3B, SS
    1B/3B Justin Morneau, Min 1B, DH
    OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF
    OF Josh Hamilton, Tex OF
    OF Mike Trout, LAA OF
    OF Josh Reddick, Oak OF
    UTIL Kevin Youkilis, Bos 3B

    Peavy is also my 7th SP and we have a 175 GS limit as another possible candidate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, Aviles

      • I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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        @Grey, sorry, cant drop Aviles. Should have specified. Has to be an OF/1B/3B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Morneau

  130. Poo Holes says:
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    Drop Jed Lowrie for a recently waived Sergio Santos? (Genuis Commish went with Andrelton Simmons as his Tulo replacement) I have Reyes at short and Aramis and Seager at third. My RP are Valverde, Jansen, Rodney, and League.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Yeah…. Grab him…

    • chata says:
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      @Poo Holes,

      so , your commish is going to end up with lowrie , and all it’s
      going to cost him is simmons ?
      looks like he made a good move .

  131. Swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey: I have to play a some scrubs in my OBP league this week while my injured players heal up (Tulo, Ellsbury, Bonerface). Pick three to play

    Fatt Adams
    JD Martinez
    Mark Reynolds
    Chris Davis
    Chissenhall
    Niewenhausetcetcetc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaggerjackers, Adams, Davis, Chisenhall

  132. gmatt21 says:
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    i just got offered kemp for kershaw and bumgardner. i need an OF. my best are ethier and carlos quinten. my pitchers without kershaw and bumgardner will be capuano, felipe paulino, annibal sanchez, joe zimmerman, gio gonzales. what do u think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gmatt21, Not good

  133. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Would you trade Chisenhall for Cuddyer or Krispie? And which one would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche, Yup… Cuddyer…

  134. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I offered a dude Beachy for Starlin. He is asking for Gio instead. Make the move or hold? I don’t need the trade at all, its just for an upgrade. 12 team H2H, currently in 2nd and whooping the guy in 1st this week.
    C Weiters
    1B Votto
    2B Altuve
    3B Lawrie
    SS Desmond
    OF CarGo
    OF Bruuuuuuuce
    OF Stanton
    Util Trout
    BN BJ

    SP Gio
    SP Bum
    SP Beachy
    SP Anibal
    SP Zimm
    SP Latos
    SP Peavy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, It’s fair, and you have the pitching to do it…

  135. Grey's da man! says:
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    Daily lineups lock..start or sit Braun? Would be starting Chisenhall in his place..

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, due to the fact he left last night’s game with an injury..

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey’s da man!, or Wigginton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I think he’s gonna sit today, but I wouldn’t bench him unless I was sure…

  136. Chris says:
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    choose two to start next week, freese, kendrick or morse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Freese, Morse

  137. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    montero or salty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  138. ProfX says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m looking to do a sell high/buy low deal to get Yovani. Have these players to deal, Reddick, Viciedo, Brantley, Yadier. Are there any of those you think I SHOULDN’T offer? What order should I offer them in?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley, Yadier, Viciedo… I’d offer any of them… You too!

      • ProfX says:
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        @Grey, gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  139. a1rfann1ng says:
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    andrelton simmons or pedro alvarez? i have lowrie who can play 3rd if simmons is at short

    all other options are meh: cozart, pachecho, scutaro, elliot johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Simmons…

  140. BERK says:
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    Some of the schmoes I picked up are hot & some of my DL dudes are getting back into action. Who to drop?
    Moustakas, Aviles, Andrus, Infante, Frenchy, Cespedes?
    Or all worth holding/trying to trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aviles…

  141. Grey's da man! says:
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    any update on casilla injury? Romo worth a pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Haven’t heard anything yet… Pick up Romo if you need to gamble…

  142. Cole says:
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    Hey Grey, keeper h2h points league, scoring skewed toward pitchers. Longo, A. Gonzalez, Gio for Verlander and Chapman. Sound fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the Longo side…

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey, I understand, but we have andrus, j upton, trout, and cano still to keep along with strasburg, hudson, and jz. the deal also sheds a ton of salary and Verlander is my co-owners favorite player, so I think we’ll accept it. Thanks though!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, no problem…

  143. Wilsonian says:
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    Jesus…JUp and Bruce not in the lineup. Awesome. I have no bench due to injuries and two of the best guys I have left aren’t playing. FMFBBL.

    Question:

    Pick three (positions don’t matter) – Aramis, Quentin, Goldy, Reddick, Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aramis, Reddick, Cespedes

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, thanks. Would you take Rios over any of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not over them…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, or Smoak?

  144. Prezii says:
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    Hellickson is the master for throwing wayyyy too many pitches and takin forever while doin so..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup…

  145. Poo Holes says:
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    Apparently the Blow Jays are having discussions on calling up Anthony Gose. Does he have more fantasy keeper value than say, LoMo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Morrison…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Well my other stashed prospects right now are Rizzo, Arenado, Shelby Miller, Taillon, and Peacock. Is Gose better than any of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Peacock…

  146. chata says:
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    can’t stand ‘ya

  147. chata says:
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    oprie’s advertising her new show … the one where doogie howzer
    explains his gay marriage .

    thought i’d avoid all that , by paying $100 to get the mlb package .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a good decision…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        nope .
        that’s what i’m saying .
        that ad was on mlb-tv .

        unless you mean that it’s a good decision for doogie to explain himself .

    • chata says:
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      well , at least she hasn’t bought a major league team , yet .

  148. chata says:
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    very slightly bruised baseballs for sale , down in d.c.

    • chata says:
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      freddie freeman’s new glasses working real well .
      now he can see those fastballs blowing right by him .

    • chata says:
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      beachy makes 1st mistake … to flores …. bottom of the 5th .
      1-0 nats .

      • chata says:
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        can’t stand ‘ya shows why it is a good idea to have a lefty playing
        left field , on bryce harper’s “almost” double .

  149. C.O.C. says:
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    I had to give up Jeter for Ian Desmond (who has been out-performing him for the last month) as the sweetener in a trade…bad move, or am I correct in thinking their production will be relatively equal rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like it should be fine…

  150. chata says:
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    for goodness sake .
    somebody tell these mets announcers that i want to see and
    hear about TODAY’s game .
    give it a rest , already .

    • chata says:
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      had to shut the sound off …. helped some .
      still , they’re even showing the re-plays from the post game interviews .

  151. C.O.C. says:
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    Also, I’m giving up Sale to get Willingham, fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more than Willingham…

  152. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    I give Gio and morneau get chapman and
    Morse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    Smoak or Rios over Aramis, Reddick, or Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither of those two over the other three…

  154. chata says:
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    mccann looks hurt … on a venters fastball to the kneecap .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not good…

  155. Fister Furbush says:
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    Would you call me crazy if I dropped Motte for Heath Bell in a shallow h2h league? I think Bell might be making a legit come back and Motte hasn’t been getting any Save Opps….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make that move…

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey, then it shall not be made! also I need your opinion on who to start in my OF next week.

        Ichiro
        Trumbo
        BJ Upton
        Morse

        leaning towards Trumbo since he’ll be @ Col for 3 and home for 3. seems legit right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo, for sure…

  156. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Choate or Sean Marshall, for holds purposes, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choate

  157. Ryan says:
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    U like Cespedes over Chris young and Brantley for utility starter?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Over Brantley…

  158. Jon says:
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    Only pitching stat I can make up any ground in tomorrow is WHIP. Pretty sure I’ll start Milone @ KC. Would you start Cahill @ SD, too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I’d start both…

  159. Jon says:
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    Would you own Drabek at this point (keeper league)? I’m thinking of dropping him for Russel or Hernandez in the pen, Simmons or Chisenhall for my bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Russell

  160. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    After Beachy’s outing today, I now have 40 QS to go with just 20 W (and at least three of those have come from RP). You couldn’t be this good/bad if you tried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Better than having 40 terrible starts for 20 wins, right?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Better for my team? Yes. Better for my blood pressure?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s probably better for the BP levels too…

  161. smegma says:
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    @Grey:
    Got a trade offer –
    Give Trout/Freeman for Chris Young/Freese/Pena
    12 team H2H points league favoring power bats (no penalty for k’s)
    Looks like he’s trying a 3 for 2 deal with him having Morse coming off DL. Trout and Freeman have been nice to have this year….like the trade or hold?

    My team (bats):
    C: J.Montero
    1: Konerko
    2: Kinsler
    SS: Jeter
    3B: Lawrie
    IF: Freeman
    OF: Braun/McCutchen/Trout
    UT: Swisher
    DL: Jennings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, Hold

  162. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Thanks for all of the humor Grey-

    Oh the Humanity! What the F am I supposed to do with Kemp out!? Please rank my options for Kemp’s spot over the next month (12 team 5×5)

    Rasmus, Frenchie, Pena, JD Martinez, Nieuwenhuis, Delmon Young, Slow death by syphilis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Frenchy, Rasmus…

  163. chata says:
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    went into a 9-man keeper , this year , with only one pitcher … and
    i acquired him in the off-season .

    my ace ==> matt latos .
    perhaps the worst ace pitcher that i have ever owned .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ouch

  164. Wilsonian says:
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    Looks like Aramis is hurt. Who would you like to replace him: Reddick or Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  165. Jon says:
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    AGon+Rollins for Morales+Ian Desmond, keeper league. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins…

  166. Steve says:
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    Better chance for Ks tomorrow?

    Wood
    Eovaldi
    White
    Stults
    Westbrook
    Lyles

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  167. Wilsonian says:
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    Playing Aybar at SS while Tulo is out. Was just offered these two deals:

    Get: Escobar
    Give: Middlebrooks

    Get: I.Desmond
    Give: J.Johnson

    It’s a 16 Team H2H Keeper. I wouldn’t be keeping any of these guys. For closers I have Russell, Casilla, Johnson, Chapman. If I dealt Johnson I could probably stash Farnsworth or Lidge for a bit, or just live with the 3 I have.

    Or should I counter the Escobar deal with Fatt Adams? What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try and counter with Adams…

  168. Steve says:
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    And I know this is a daft one, but who’s gonna go deep tomorrow?

    Smoak off Sale
    Fowler off Eovaldi
    Rasmus off Bard

    Or shall I stick with CQ at Util

    Of course if I grab Eovaldi as per the above it’ll be Fowler (emoticon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, tough to say but I’d go with Rasmus…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Actually the answer is Nick Punto.

        Rasmus is the better long-termer out of that bunch though, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he is…

  169. timmy riggins says:
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    Hi, could use saves, and am good at power. Would you trade Morneau (on my bench) for Heath Bell? 10-team league w/CIs, weekly lineups. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair…

  170. Prezii says:
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    How do you feel about gettin jiggy with it on monday? Against MINN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Here come the MIB…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, hehe.. wait , that was a real question.. was that a real answer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I always keep it real wit’ you! I wouldn’t start Will Smith…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, and you know thiss, mannnn. Naw i got a move left over so i figured id use it for monday.. theres not much out there though.. you streamin anybody MON or TUES??

  171. Blue says:
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    Chisenhall or Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall

  172. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Plouffe goes the dynamite.

    I wish he was better. It would be fun to write that phrase more often.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe the magic dragon…

  173. Maddog2020 says:
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    ROS ranking…..Paulino, Parker, Burnett, Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulino, Burnett, Parker…

  174. Turk Wendell says:
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    Start
    1) McDonald @ Mil?
    2) The Nose v StL?

    Thanks homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, I’d start McDonald

  175. jdbus says:
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    What do you think about trading sale and Jim Johnson for Gio? He countered with this and I it seems like a good deal for me, especially if Sale only throws about 120 innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdbus, I’d take Gio…

  176. Blue says:
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    Best streamer:
    Niese at home vs Stl
    Milone at KC
    Diamon at Cleveland
    Zito home vs cubs
    Fiers at home vs Pit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Actually Milone…

  177. Blue says:
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    Start Big Z at Philly today? (1500 inning limit)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Yup

  178. Blue says:
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    Start Big Z at Philly today? (1500 inning limit)

  179. nick m. says:
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    Strategy question: in a 16-team H2H (categories) league, are saves even less important in a 6×6 league with the added categories of total bases for hitters and total innings for pitchers on top of the standard 5×5 categories?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., They would be less important, yeah…

  180. paulzone says:
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    13 team mixed, 6×6 (obp)

    chisenhall or reynolds to play until Sandoval returns? last news is pablo is starting a rehab stint soon. hopefully, he can hit without a hamate bone..if i’m last in steals, maybe this becomes an easy answer for now…

    2b is my next issue:
    i am carrying three 2b and need to dump one. Who is the odd man out here:
    weeks, beckham or evercab? especially if you answer chisenhall (FA) above…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Chisenhall… Beckham

  181. Carlos says:
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    Drop Downs or Frieri for Huston Street?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Carlos, Downs. Frieri looks like he’s got the closer gig so don’t drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos, Downs

  182. TheNewGuy says:
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    Man has Clippard been dominant since he became the fireman in DC, still 0 baserunners allowed…great pickup in my H2H league. Reckon he could keep the gig even when Storen’s back in the 2nd half? He sure looks made for the role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Nope

  183. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    GoldSchmidt or M.Adams ROS? 5×5, H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Goldschmidt

  184. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Yahoo–“Sandoval (hand) is being investigated by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department and is facing possible sexual assault charges following an incident that took place early Friday morning, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area reports.”

    Change in ownership (-1%)

    And i thought they overreacted to the Roethlisberger incident!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Yikes

  185. paulzone says:
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    doubront or bulcholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Doubront

      • paulzone says:
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        @Grey, would you drop wainwright or latos to add Doubront?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @paulzone, Nope

  186. Jon says:
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    Offered Alex Gordon, Goldschmidt and Smyly for AGon (keeper league). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, A-Gon side

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        a-gon was having a slow start , especially power-wise , before the sawx
        started their defensive shuffle .

        the fact that he willingly offered to move to right field (and maybe left)
        makes me think that he’s not ‘all-together’ “up=stairs” …. (yep , a
        whole shizz-load of air-quotes , there , but why would he mess around
        with his career like that ?) .

        since the world of fantasy baseball is not ready for my batters-hit
        pitching category , how about a Stupid category ?

        he’s at 1st base for today’s game , but i don’t think one game is
        going to jolt him back to the offensive stud that i drafted him to be .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Maybe he’s trying to be a team player…

  187. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    AJ Ellis served well on my team, but I think it’s about time to cut him.

    In a 12-team OBP league, do any of these two look like an upgrade?

    Wilin Rosario or AJ Pierzynski

    • chata says:
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      @Eddy,

      for sure , the absence of kemp weakens that whole line-up .
      but , i’m staying with ellis for the phillies series .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Wilin

  188. chata says:
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    this tampa line-up just cracks me up .
    guys who probably would be hitting 4-5-6 on any other team are 1-2-3 .
    zobrist , who can’t hit his way out of a wet paper bag , is batting 4th .
    followed by a couple other 4-5-6-type hitters (scott and matsui) .
    guess everybody goes for a hot-dog when 7-8-9 , rhymes , e. johnson
    and molina are due up .
    if magoo wins the east by 10 games (quite possible) , i’m going to go
    out and buy a pair of those barry goldwater glasses .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, They’re Buddy Holly glasses…

  189. TheNewGuy says:
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    Damn you Bard you piece of crap…hitting my E5.

    Better not be hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ha!

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @TheNewGuy, When I first saw “Damn you Bard you piece of crap..” I was like, “you started him?!” Then I saw the rest and could not agree with you more.

  190. charlie batch says:
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    are you holding onto medlen in mixed leagues? him or fiers ROS?

    • charlie batch says:
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      @charlie batch, deep mixed leagues, i should say

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie batch, Fiers for now

  191. TheNewGuy says:
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    Nice to see you again Matt Wieters, where you been the past 3 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ha, I know, right…

  192. Sam says:
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    Drop M Adams for Rajai, Fowler or Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  193. BASH says:
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    Grey

    Whats fair value for Doubront ? 16 H2H

    I feel my hitters are too good to offer (kemp morse holliday lawrie k johnson cabrera ) and my pitchers are too weak (vogelsong milone j santana pettite)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could try Johnson…

  194. charlie batch says:
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    wainwright or shields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

  195. HoosierDaddy says:
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    I was just offered Rollins + Gallardo for my Kemp.

    My pitching is weak and I also have Braun + Cargo in the OF. Am I crazy to consider it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t take that deal…

  196. Horse says:
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    Currently have:

    EverCab
    Frazier
    Chisenhall

    Swap any for:

    Boesch
    Y.Alonso

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Hold for now…

  197. Horse says:
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    Currently have:

    Smyly
    Millwood
    Gee

    Swap any for:

    Saunders
    Arrieta
    Nolasco
    Eovaldi

    Thanks

    • Horse says:
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      Add Fiers as a potential add too.

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Lose Gee for Nolasco…

  198. Elwood blues says:
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    Do i do this trade: i give golschmidt $22,
    Desmond free agent at end of yr,
    Heisey $7, and Leake $10.
    I get: Rizzo $5, Pedro Alvarez $10, Ankiel
    $7, R. Tejada $3.

    NL Only 4×4.
    I am playing for next yr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elwood blues, Sounds solid…

  199. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Nick Punto was credited with 2 steals in the 9th today when the Jays were definitely indifferent, so I went searching again.

    Finally found a story from a couple of weeks ago about a retired scorer who mentions that there is no more defensive indifference. Still can’t find anything official. And all rule books on the internet still include it.

    “They’ve changed a lot of the scoring rules,” he said. “Now, if a pop fly falls between three fielders, you pick one and give them an error and there is no such thing as defensive indifference. I didn’t see the sheet, but there are quite a few changes.”

    Now I just have to track down this “sheet.”

    http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/05/22/doug-hobbs-still-knows-the-score

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Yeah, don’t think it was officially overruled though…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yep .
        i watched a couple of defensive indifference bases , today .

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @chata, I guess it was just eliminated in Canada!

  200. Steve says:
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    Opponent just streamed and got a win out of Jordan Lyles. FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He streamed Travis Wood too. Unbelievable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, How’d you do overall for this week?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I’m down 6-4. Tied in wins ( he got 2 today) and steals. Hes up by 5 ks He’s one ahead in Runs, I’m three ahead in RBI. I’ve got Cahill and Ever-Cab to go, he has Yadi, Furcal, Craig and Motte.

            I can see me taking the lead after the next game and getting screwed by the late one.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Oh, and my team was kind enough to hit .160 for me today.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m rooting for you, Steve! My RCL team’s hit .160 over the last month…

              • chata says:
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                @Grey,

                had 2 teams , yesterday , that both went 6 for 40 .
                some over-lapping players , but not many .

  201. TheNewGuy says:
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    Andrus is doing great with his AVG and OBP but for gods sake man…STEAL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I know, that’s all he should be doing!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Only got like 8 swipes all year, Kinsler only has 7.

        Definately seems like a tactical decision not to run as much as a team this year. Lets hope some of their mashers cool down so they have to run more to start scoring runs!

        Andrus needs 30+ steals to deliver full value outta him.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @TheNewGuy, Hamilton knows how to do it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @TheNewGuy, Kinda defeats the argument that they’re not running as much as a team and you quote Kinsler’s steals… Andrus just needs to steal 12 bases in a month and he gets his value… He has time to get there…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,
            i think andrus’ body growth is requiring him to transition from
            a speed to a power game .

        • chata says:
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          @TheNewGuy,

          if you’re looking to gamble on some quick stolen bases ,
          nyger morgan has reason and opportunity to run , presently .

  202. Turk Wendell says:
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    Trying to move on from Kendrick (I just can’t quit him).

    My Anibal for his Kipnis. Good deal for me or try another pitcher first?

    My pitching would then be: MadBum, Nat Gio, McDonald, The Nose, Samardslkdfja, Millwood, Masterson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Deal’s just fair…

  203. Jon says:
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    Chris Davis for Gallardo keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo side…

  204. Prezii says:
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    Zambrano looks str8 nastyyyy.. i think that whole little atmosphere thing got him feelin good! Watch out now!! And he had a nice day at the plate..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, It’s the unicorn vomit in centerfield, can’t be angry with that sending you good vibes…

  205. knighttown says:
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    Trying to control my innings. Currently at +17IP in my daily 12 team, 5×5. Please rank these options and surprisingly all are at home.

    Anibal (Atl), J-Zimm (Mets), Gallardo (Cubs), Paulino (Min), Johnson, (Atl), Scherzer (Cle)

    Rank ‘em. Who could I sit or do I roll em all and wait for a tougher week to make up the innings overage.

    • chata says:
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      @knighttown,

      i think that you’re putting too much emphasis on trying to control
      your IP …. especially on a weekly basis .
      +17 innings ain’t crap .

      play your best match-ups , and don’t worry about it until september .
      plenty of time to re-assess , at that point .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, I’d start them all…

  206. Crab People says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade C.J. Wilson and Harper for Pedroia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crab People, Nope

  207. Steve says:
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    Yes! Now, just a few more Ks from Cahill and a swipe from Ever-Cab and I’ll feel a bit happier…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Nice…

  208. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Kemp/Aramis or Gallardo/Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Kemp, but it’s fair…

  209. chata says:
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    did anyone see bard’s line today ?
    1.2 innings … one hit … 5 earned runs … 6 walks

    interestingly enough , his babip was 0.00
    speaks volumes as to ‘why’ some of these saber-stats are not stand-alones .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha

  210. TheNewGuy says:
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    Need 5Ks to win my matchup 8-1-1 this week.

    C’mon the nose…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Pitching well, no Ks yet…

  211. Steve says:
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    One more K! Is that to effing much to ask?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, From who?

  212. Steve says:
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    Cahill. And hope that motte doesn’t get any.

  213. Drkness says:
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    H2H 6×6 league (Hd, OPS), would you trade perez/aceves for ogando and rollins? currently have dee gordon as SS. Also considering trading for venters, think he recovers or was overworked last year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drkness, He was overworked… I’d take Rollins there…

  214. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    on that mlb package :
    now that i’ve discovered what the “swap” button does ,
    am enjoying watching today’s ‘highlights’ in full-screen mode .

    presently , am watching hosmer’s solo shot …. over and over .
    figure he owes me a few .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Watch it a couple dozen times for me…

  215. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    in my 12 team h2h league, i can trade McDonald and Szamardja for either David Price, whos keepable for 1 year after this OR Yu Darvish, who’s keepable for 2 years after this. Should I do either deal? If both, which is better? THANKS! (my other sps are CC, Bumgartner, Norris, Vogelsong, Lynn and Doubront).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, Take Price…

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey, the guy with Price may be jerking me around. would you do that deal for Yu? THANKS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Joel, I would

  216. Steve says:
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    They have to let him finish. Please let him finish. 1 effing K.

  217. Steve says:
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    You have got to be kidding me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, You didn’t get it?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Nope. And of course Yadi steals a base. 6-5 loss is the best I can do. Unbelievable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Damn…

  218. TheNewGuy says:
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    5K’s!! #yabuddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Nice!

  219. elwood blues says:
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    Updating previous item. I had a trade going that would have brought Pedro and Rizzo to me, but the other guy traded off Alvarez to someone else.
    So now the offer is
    me sending Goldie $22, Desmond Free Agent to be, Heisey $7, Leake $10 for Rizzo $5, R. Tejada $3, Francisco $7.
    I’m kinda meh about Francisco and was willing to take a chance on Pedro.
    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, I don’t see how this is a slam dunk for next year… Think you can do better…

      • Elwood blues says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, I passed on it before the
        10pm deadline. I agree, i can do
        Better. As a cubs fan, it was tough
        Passing on Rizzo, maybe i can get him to
        Come down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now you’re talking…

  220. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Sorry to harass. The counter offers are coming in….
    Ortiz/Darvish or Cruz/Gallardo

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Cruz. Especially in a keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HoosierDaddy, Cruz

  221. Steezy says:
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    Wright/JZimm or Teiz/Josh Johnsom

    • Steezy says:
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      @Steezy, Sorry I mean Teix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steezy, Wright side

  222. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Hi grey!

    Would you drop Espinosa for Mike Aviles in a 12-team, H2H, 5×5?

    This would be just until Utley comes back aka ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Nope…

  223. Wilsonian says:
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    Have three solid closers in a 16 Team H2H. Would you drop Russell for Worley?

    Also, Jed over Rollins to hold the fort for Tulo? They’ll get dropped when he comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Nope… I’d go with Rollins…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks man. Would it matter if I said I would still have Jim Johnson, Casilla, and Chapman even if I dropped Russell?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Guy just had elbow problems, I wouldn’t want to start him right off of that…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Makes sense. Sorry, this is the aftermath of my first ever Jewish wedding. Damn there’s a lot of booze that goes along with it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And then they start lifting people!

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey, Ha! Yep. Definitely a good time. Only issue is it was 2.5 hours from home and I gotta work in the morning.

  224. Wilsonian says:
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    My bad, two more.

    Adams or Chisenhall?

    Quentin or Mini Donkey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Chisenhall… Reynolds

  225. chata says:
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    this is fantasy .
    11 other guys , and me , assembling teams of all stars .

    still , my pitching staff goes limp when compared to what the
    real-life mets are doing this week-end .

    the cards are getting bitched-slapped in the big apple .

    • chata says:
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      real yankee fans are thinking …”that’s the ‘little’ apple , when you’re
      referring to mets , buddy” .

      speaking of not that , know what this line means ?
      .371 avg , 24 runs , 32 rbi , 8 home runs , and 2 sb’s

      it means that it’s ok to call someone a chooch , again .

  226. Steve says:
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    Is Daniel Hudson enough to get Holliday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would think so…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Thanks – there’s a related post in the forums next time you’re hanging around that part of the Razzball campus…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Ha, okay… Going in there next…

  227. Steve says:
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    Jesus, now Mauer has hurt his thumb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…. A sprain…

  228. Jobu's Rum says:
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    Motte: drop for Aceves, Myers, Broxton, Capps, Bell, Soriano or Hold

    Pick 3: Floyd, Parker, Doubront, Cahill, Vargas, Hughes, Gee, Happ, Bass, Millwood, Detwiller, Arroyo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jobu’s Rum, Aceves… Parker, Cahill, Doubront

  229. Jobu's Rum says:
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    Wins are more of a priority in the pick 3 question.

  230. Derrick says:
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    Drop Downs for Pryor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Sure

  231. L-Boogie says:
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    Beckham or Rasmus?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Rasmus

  232. Poo Holes says:
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    If Soler gets signed this week, when do we see him in the majors? And does he have solid value in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, He’s at least a year away… Probably 2014 is when he’ll make an impact…

  233. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hey Grey

    Ever Cab or Beckham over Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Beckham

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Thanks dude.

        In my most emotionally important league I’ve been pounding on my opponents the last 3 weeks thanks to you and Razzball Nation.

        Daiquiris on me, my friend.

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