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We all need a little wonder, so let me pose a question to you after this clunky intro.  Was Matt Cain‘s perfect game the best one game pitching performance in major league history?  I pose that question to you, young prematurely balding man, not to answer.  Remember, I can’t hear you, unless you scream louder than 200 decibels.  I pose this to you to put awe in your heart.  A piece of childhood shoved right into your aorta.  I’m saying, remove your short-sleeved button down shirt, and let me touch your heart with my question.  A 14 K perfect game is kinda hard to top.  I mean, I liked Pedro Martinez body slamming Don Zimmer as much as the next man, but the only pitcher to have 14 Ks in a perfect game was Sandy Koufax and he was coming off a Shabbos.   Yesterday, was pure shock and “Aw crap, why don’t I have him on one single team?!  I love Matt Cain!  Bumgarner, you better throw a 15 K perfecto next time out!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  There’s gonna be some hot schmotatos mentioned further down this post, even a hot thotato, but Belt is an immediate pick up.  If he’s clicking, he could be a top twelve 1st baseman, like fo’ reals fo’ reals.

R.A. Dickey – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, no walks, 12 Ks and his 10th win.  If I were writing titles for the New York Post, I would’ve went with “Dickey Pitches Fantasy Owners’ Tent.”  Long time Green Bay Packer fans must love the fact that the first two guys to ten wins are Lynn and Dickey.  I watched yesterday’s game from start to finish… Okay, I stopped for about five minutes to find a snack, only found wasabi sunflower seeds that are about 3 months old — whatever, nom nom.  I’m leaving the double entendres aside today.  I’m getting real with you.  Yesterday, R.A. looked better than Johan’s no hitter.  The only hit was an infield single by Upton… A B.J. blemishes a Dickey?  Sounds like teeth were involved.  Okay, no more double entendres!  In the past, I worried that Dickey didn’t know where the ball was going.  But Dickey’s no jerkoff — all right, no more.  He doesn’t know where the ball is going, but neither does the hitter.  Dickey is a master of his domain — hmm, is that one?  Dickey’s been scored on less than the virgin cowboy from the The Real World.  In the past four games, zero runs — that’s in 32 2/3 IP!  His K:BB is 90:19.  His WHIP — 0.94!  These are Cy Young numbers.  “Are you serious right now, Grey?”  That’s you as you lick the Cheetos orange off your fingers.  I’m totally serious.  He’s only had one bad start all year, and, unfortunately, due to the knuckler, clause separated by commas, I worry that he’s prone to huge blowouts, but I’m willing to say he’s a top 10 starter right now.

Ike Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  On Tuesday, he hit a homer, then yesterday he looked solid against a tough pitcher. I don’t want to say he’s turned the corner yet, but he’s definitely looking around the corner building building (stutterer!) up confidence to turn.

Andres Torres – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Here’s another Met hitter that’s been miserable, but he’s no worse than Angel Pagan in the big picture, so he might be catching lightning.

Kyle Drabek – Left his start vs. WAS after 4 1/3 IP.  Not a good week to be a Blue Jay starter.  The last time this many Blue Jay pitchers were knocked out was at the request of Ricky Romero’s mama.  Drop Drabek in 12-team leagues if you hadn’t already because of his mediocre performance.

Kris Medlen – Braves announced they’re stretching him out in the minors but aren’t sure how they’re going to use him in the majors, i.e., he may not be a starter, i.e., huh?  This is due to recent improvements of Delgado and Minor.  Not to mention, Medlen’s continued practice of getting involved in everyone’s business.

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Sonavabench!  Has this happened to you before (I’m sure it has, but humor me), you bench your starter and you have no idea what you’re rooting for.  Mediocre with a no decision?  Pitch solidly?  Pitch a solid?

David Price – 5 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners, 8 Ks to push his ERA up to 3.01.  I’m under contractual obligation to only mention him when he pitches poorly.  Something I signed at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston.

P.J. Walters – Left yesterday’s start with a shoulder injury, but if P.J.’s on your team you’re asleep.

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, and his last game was a 4 IP, 9 ER drubbing.  If that excites you, I have a videotaped Connect Four match between two Civil War reenactors.

Chris Davis- 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  The power is real, but his average (.307) will come down, but who cares?  He’s doing better than Longoria at this point.  If I had access to the government’s time machine (and they have one!), then I’d go back in time to March 2012 and draft Chris Davis as the first 3rd baseman off the board in every league just so I can see my leaguemates’ faces. (I’d still draft Howie Kendrick in the 6th round.  I’m a slacker like my father!)

Mark Reynolds – Back-to-back 2-for-4 days from Mini Donkey.  Remember, he could still get to 3o-plus homers and he’s only at 4 homers now.  That means he’s due for like 120 more homers!  (Sorry, math’s not my strong suit.)

Troy Tulowitzki – Re-injured his groin in a rehab game.  May be out another few weeks.  Right now, the Denver Post is reporting he’s “Heading Back To Denver For A Groin Exam,” which I think was a Dylan B-side.

Michael Cuddyer – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers.  Not that long ago I said Cuddyer might be similar to Uggla this year without the name value; he’s actually looking better.

Aroldis Chapman – Recorded another save, but also gave up a run for his third straight game.  On a side note, every closer in the history of the game has gone by his last name, except Rollie Fingers, Mariano and Aroldis Chapman.  Weird, but true.  Now your mind is blown.

Felix Doubront – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  From the Stats You Should Know Department, the Marlins are next to last for runs in June, and the bottom of the league in a ton of offensive categories for the year.  Infante and Stanton have been struggling, Gaby’s a mess and they’re playing Solano and Ruggiano, who sound like the cheese you return from the supermarket with, prompting your mom to say, “I told you to just get Parmesan.”

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs as he started in right field while Middlebrooks went 0-for-4 as he hits .222 over the last week.  The moral of this story, guys playing out of position hit better because they know their defense will be a mess.  This was taught in the Dick Stuart-directed instructional film, “Dr. Strangeglove or:  How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Fielding and Loved to Hit Bombs.”

Kevin Youkilis – Sat out with sore ribs.  Weird, I didn’t know he had any ribbies this year.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Lance Lynn 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks as two guys I dropped in the RCL did battle.  Seriously, it’s no wonder I’m in 7th place.  My itchy trigger finger is about as sharp as Don Knotts’.  Oh well, sometimes you roll snake eyes and sometimes you roll your eyes.

Adam Dunn – Out yesterday with a slight ankle sprain.  C’mon, Big Donkey, you got three more ankles!

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 6 ER to record his 9th win.  Murray Chass just cast his vote for Hamels to win the Cy Young.  He does it in June cause this is when pennants are won!

Freddy Galvis – Has a fracture in his back, will need to wear a brace and could miss the rest of the year.  In related news, Utley has us bracing for his comeback all year.

John Mayberry Jr. – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Dick Stuart, Don Knotts, Mayberry… It’s like I just stepped out of a time capsule.

Jim Thome – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a homer.  Wow, it really is time capsule day when General K. Walk Homerton goes yard.

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-4 with his 19th homer.  Can we start wagers now for next year?  Over/under for his homers for all of next year, I’ll put it at 19.

Chris Carpenter – Threw off the mound yesterday.  He’s hoping to get the call to start the all-DL All-Star Game for the NL.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and Plouffe goes the dynamite!  4 times now in 5 games.  I don’t care if his name translates to the sound the toilet water makes when crap lands in it, he should be owned now in all leagues.

Josh Willingham – Hit his 13th homer and 2nd in two days. The Other White Meat is energized by Plouffe, which will get you caned in Singapore.

Brennan Boesch – 4-for-5, 2 run, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Over the last week, he’s hitting close to .400 (4 hits yesterday doesn’t hurt, obviously).  He’s raised his average thirty points in the last week.  Coming into the year, there was a lot of pressure on him by the fantasy baseball community to produce (as if that matters), but now he might finally be turning it on.

Wade Miley – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Matt Harrison 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks in Texas.  Someone made a lot of money taking the under.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Okay, I’ll buy that for a dollar.  He’s pitching in a good park, in a terrible hitting division and he gets the A’s next.  Yes, please and thank you.

Tim Collins – 1 IP, 0 ER and the win.  Pfft, he’s a middle man!  Hold on, Pfft’er.  His stats right now:  29 1/3 IP, 43 Ks, 10 walks.

Ryan Cook – Got the save yesterday.  By committee my Bumgarner!  Cook’s the closer.  I’d lose Balfour and Fuentes, in reverse order, unless you’re reading this in a mirror.  !yeh

Yoenis Cespedes – Left yesterday’s game re-aggravating his hamstring.  Maybe he shouldn’t have said he’d be better off without a hamstring.  That kind of comment is aggravating.

Seth Smith – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He’s hitting near .500 over the last week.  The Lisper’s Nightmare is one hot thotato.

Brandon McCarthy – A’s are saying McCarthy could avoid a DL stint since the MRI revealed no shoulder damage.  In solidarity with the similarly abbreviated Rhode Island, MRIs will be misdiagnosing all major league pitchers.

Ian Desmond – Hit his 9th homer yesterday.  Ryan Zimmerman has three.  I HATE YOU RYAN ZIMMERMAN!  Sorry, spilled orange soda on my keyboard and the keys are sticky.  Zimmerman should be forced to work one of those winter fantasy camps where the Account Manager from your company goes to play ball with Mike Pagliarulo.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks to move his record to 8-1.  Lincecum called and said, “I’ll see you in 5 years.”

Tyler Moore – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs with two homers.  He has nice power, but nowhere to play once the Nats lose the DH as long as LaRoche is healthy.  I’ll say this about Tyler Moore, he has a better bat than Louis Dreyfus.

  1. jonnycat says:
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    I have Cain on one of my three teams and let me tell you. That line looks pretty.

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @jonnycat, Glad to see someone had some good lines as Milone and Happ destroyed mine with their 16ER totals last night

      • RK says:
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        @2 Cups 1 Braun, I had Cain, Doubront, and Lynn, and gained 8 points in one night.

        • Tony says:
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          @RK, glad i picked up Doubront for his one shitty start in his past 8, amazing, i see the guys been throwing well, spot pitch him vs WAS, DESTROYEDDDDD, next outting after i drop him, right back on track, of course lol….

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Tony, Thats fantasy baseball for ya…

  2. Bash says:
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    Grey

    Met fans are starting to get real cocky about Dickey.
    Anyways, should I pull the trigger on these trades?

    I give Shields and Mini Donkey for Prince fielder
    I give Kemp for Bumgarner and Hosmer

    Thanks

    • @Bash, You sound like a Yankees fan…Fielder…Kemp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bash, Hehe… Agree with Whine on deals…

  3. Muchacho says:
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    Grey, is Tim Collins next in line for the closer role if Broxton get dealt? Or is it still Holland?

    • @Muchacho, Was gonna ask this too. KC has some good options.

      • Tony says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, ive heard holland most places, but stats wise you’d think collins has to be in the mix? christ in the past 24 hrs i’ve picked up two KC middle relievers….

        • @Tony, Agree with Rudy, I’d lean Holland. Collins’ lefty-ness might preclude him from save opps. Aaron Crow should be ahead of him.

    • @Muchacho, I think Holland is definitely the favorite. Always bet on the righty (holland) over the lefty (collins). Both are worth owning for MR purposes now.

  4. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Some guy in our league traded Mariano for Cain straight up at the beginning of the season…..thats a trade you dont overcome if your on the losing end

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Ouch

  5. TheNewGuy says:
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    Matt Cain you are a beast…

    INCREDIBLE!!!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Just found out my H2H opponent has him. Bittersweet!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Ha

  6. TheNewGuy says:
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    Belt or Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Belt

  7. TheNewGuy says:
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    Also Morales for Zimmerman, which side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Morales

  8. stoopid says:
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    Moss hit another HR. You recommended me to pick him up. I didn’t realize there were early games and my lineup was locked.

    Sonova1PMed!

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @stoopid, Heads up for today too man, there’s a 12:35 start (EST).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Ha… Dah!

  9. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, which of these crummy infielders are you dropping for belt:

    Luke Scott
    Logan Morrison
    chris Davis
    moustakas
    middlebrooks
    everth cabrera (or Kelly Johnson)

    is there anyone from that group you are dropping for Seth smith? Juan Pierre?

    Volquez has been hot garbage for a month, are you starting him at Seattle (1450 ip limit)?

    Thanks

    • chata says:
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      @Alcesto,

      chris davis … crummy ?
      is mark trumbo crummy ??

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @chata, I second this!

        • Alcesto says:
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          @Niq Castro, good comments guys.

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @Alcesto, Ok now a real response.

      I’d take Belt over Luke Scott, LoMo, and Middlebrooks (since he seems to not be starting every day). * IF belt is starting every day.

      I’d only carry Everth while he’s offering hot sagnof action. And I hope there are better sagnof options for you than Pierre….

      Same with Smith, I’d only carry him when he’s hot. (same goes for Scott)

      Volquez – I’m sitting him. I don’t WANT to, but he’s been real bad against mediocre NL teams away from PETCO this year, and Seattle is roughly equivalent to a mediocre NL team (plus a mediocre DH)… so….

      • Alcesto says:
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        @Niq Castro, your first comment was better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Scott and Middlebrooks…

  10. Mdgross says:
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    I think I’ve seen that “Plouffe goes the dynamite!” about a dozen times over the past week but for some reason find it hysterical now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mdgross, Ha

  11. papasmurf says:
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    Congrats to Matt Cain, who truly pitched one of the best games of all time.

    On the opposite of the good-bad spectrum is the dude on the opposing team in that game. The Hapless one.

    Due to injuries I picked up both Happ and Eovaldi. I started Latos and had one more SP spot, and I gave it to Happ…

    Actually made some good lineup moves yesterday, but everything was undone by this one decision to go with Happ instead of Eovaldi.

    So his legacy is 3.1 IP 8 ER and 11 baserunners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Dah… It’s so Smurfy of you to have Cain’s opposing pitcher yesterday…

  12. Abell says:
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    Start Parker @ Colorado? (they bumped his start up, was gonna be SD)
    Alt is capuano v CWS. Or drop Parker for EJack v NYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abell, No on Parker… Capuano’s better start, but Edwin should be owned over Parker…

  13. Mike says:
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    Which side: AGonz and Yu OR Hosmer and Bumgarner? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, It’s fair… I’d take A-Gon in most leagues…

  14. Here on the East coast this Giants fan went to bed at 11:30 PM with the Giants up 8-0 and Cain having retired the first 12 batters.

    Oh, and I don’t know how it happened, but I have Bumgarner, Vogelsong and Lincecum on one team but not Cain.

    One more thing. Round of daquiris for Grey and friends in honor of that game. It don’t matter no more if Belt gets his cats, like I said. This year is already perfect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, Thanks!

  15. Jay says:
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    Grey –
    Maybin or Ichiro

    Rest of the way if need SB?

    • Yeah, I Remember When says:
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      @Jay, i’m not Gray, but i’d imagine it would have to be Maybin. Ichiro’s not running like he has in the past.

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @Jay, I’m also not Grey, but I’d say Maybin as well.

  16. Slappy Pappy says:
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    I heard The Crime Dog was loaning Zimmerman his “Teaching the Mechanics of the Major League Swing” VHS tapes. He should be back over .300 in no time.

    • Bash says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Ha

  17. Benny says:
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    Which two of these should I pick up in my 12 team h2h league? Belt, Boesch, Ike Davis, Revere, and Seth Smith.

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @Benny, Belt for sure.

      I am unsure on the second one. If Ike actually turns the corner (that Grey stuttered his way through) that he’s contemplating this past week – then I’d say Ike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benny, Belt, Boesch

  18. crock says:
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    How would you rank tori hunter, revere and reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Torii, Revere

  19. Joel says:
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    Starting to think Maybin is a AAAA player. Would you rather have Belt or Maybin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, Belt

  20. Manute Bologna says:
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    Drop Smoak for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manute Bologna, Belt

      • BASH says:
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        @Grey, Rudy said Smoak yesterday to the same question!! Good thing I didnt listen and picked him up this morning ….

  21. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – My opponent threw Cain and Dickey at me last night. Getting hammered despite starts from Bum and Strasburg. On to next week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Damn

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Exactly the same here…pretty crazy.

  22. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Grey – A few days ago, you said you would take F-Her over Dickey and McDonald. Is that still the case? Thanks!

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, I can’t see anyone taking either of them over F-Her.

      Dickey can’t and won’t keep this up (his last five games – amazing). I’d trade Dickey if I had him while his stock is so high. 1974 + Knuckleballer + All available data on kuckleballers = regression is coming.

      McDonald has been similarly outrageous, but F-Her has many years of awesome under his belt over these two guys. (assuming he isn’t still injured)

      I’m sure both will be real good the rest of the year, but I’d rank them F-Her, McDonald, Dickey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, Yes

  23. frank rizzo says:
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    Better stream on Friday, Smyly @ home vs Colorado or Masterson @ home vs Pittsburgh?

    • frank rizzo says:
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      @frank rizzo, cancel that….just read Smyly to the DL. Is Masterson a good stream vs Pitt?

      • Tony says:
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        @frank rizzo, pit has been hot lately… mastersons been eh…. nice outting vs STL last time, good luck

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @frank rizzo, Is that your only option?

        • frank rizzo says:
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          @Grey, no, I put other options in a post on the Forum Board.

  24. Purewater says:
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    Please rank for ROY: LaHair, Mini Donkey, Smoak, Belt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Purewater, Belt, Reynolds

  25. MattTruss223 says:
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    Just want to confirm my suspicions. Does everyone here agree that Beachy and Bruce is too much to give for Kershaw or Cliffly?

    Does it matter that my OF is: Braun, Giancarlo, McCutchen, Trout, Harper? We start 3 and have 2 UTIL spots. I’m not desperate for pitching, just trying to upgrade. Thanks everyone

    • @MattTruss223, On the contrary, I think Kershaw/Lee is too much.

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        @WhineSpritzer, Really? Perhaps it’s a classic case of overvaluing my own players? You think I should run to hit accept before he cancels the offer for Lee then?

        Anyone else, feel free to chime in as well.

        • @MattTruss223, I would. I mean you’re getting two stud aces. Think about it if it was just one of your guys for one of his guys. Kershaw/Lee win anyway you slice it.

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @WhineSpritzer, Ah, there’s the confusion, you missed the operative word in there, Kershaw OR Lee. Not Kershaw AND Lee. That changes things a bit.

            • @MattTruss223, So I did. Wow, bad reading on my part. So yeah, what Grey said.

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            @WhineSpritzer,

            He’s not getting both. He’s getting 1 or the other.

            Bruce alone is just about a fair offer for either 1. I’d maybe throw in a sweetner SP like Lohse or Norris, but I definitely wouldn’t include Beachy.

            Pass on both offers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, It’s too much

  26. joet says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you like?

    Greinke, Danks and Olivo for Andrus and A Reed

    Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joet, Greinke

  27. Wake Up says:
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    Reenactors lament…Four Score!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha!

  28. Jack says:
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    Should I drop Sergio Santos for Nathan Eovaldi?

    Yahoo 12 Team Standard 6X6 H2H
    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Vacant
    OF: Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout, Adam Jones
    UTL: Bryan LaHair, Desmond Jennings
    Bench: Eric Hosmer, Evan Longoria
    2SP: Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo
    2RP: Addison Reed, Jim Johnson
    4P: Ricky Romero, Max Scherzer, Matt Moore, Kris Medlen, Roy Oswalt, Danny Hultzen, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tom Wilhelmsen
    DL: Sergio Santos, Derek Holland

    • @Jack, How about dropping him for a 3B?!

      • stoopid says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, haha I agree with ^^^^

        • Jack says:
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          @stoopid,

          I’m not going to do that.

          Longoria will be in back in two weeks and the guy I’m playing this week is week offensively. Not worth it longterm. This is a H2H league not roto.

          • @Jack, Well that’s what happens when you post your entire roster and you’re only asking a pitcher for pitcher question. heh

            • Jack says:
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              @WhineSpritzer,

              I posted my entire roster so Grey could see what my pitching staff looked like in case it helped him make a decision. Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, I’d hold Santos…

  29. L-Boogie says:
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    What’s up with Axford? 6 ER in his last 3.1 inn? He ruined my Lance Lynn high last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Having a bumpy season…

  30. Buster says:
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    Anyone starting Daniel Hudson @Texas tonight? I’m thinking no…

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @Buster, I wouldn’t….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buster, No

  31. Nico says:
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    I was offered Lawrie for my Bruce in my 5×5 roto league. I’m considering it since I’ve been playing the hot hand at 3B (middlebrooks, now Frazier) and can afford to trade a little power for speed. Is it close enough to pull the trigger for need, or should I try to ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico, Yeah, it’s close enough

  32. FYI to those in the contest – I’m still waiting on my stat provider to update their stats to include last night. The contest standings (as well as the Player Raters) will be updated at some point today.

    • stoopid says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, Inexcusable Rudy. Next time you want to give away a free 55″ TV you guys better get your stuff together.

  33. mike jones says:
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    I’m neck and neck this week in all the pitching categories in my H2H league

    Would you start Santana 2day @TB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike jones, Yup

  34. K!cks says:
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    a) Bumgarner or Darvish
    b) J. Santana, Dempster, or Scherzer
    c) drop any of Jeter, Reynolds, or Scherzer for Rizzo?

    • @K!cks, Bum…Dempster…Scherzer.

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, I second this.

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    Ian Desmond, Asdrubal, or Seager for Tulo replacement?

    C.Davis or Reynolds for Longo replacement?

    All things being considered and you had Hanrahan, Soriano, Reed, and Cook, would you rather have Cook or Wandy, Cahill, Doubront, Norris, Burnett, Bills, Niese, or Samardzija?

    8 Team H2H (H, R, HR, RBI, SB, Avg., OBPS, W, L, Sv, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Asdrubal…. Davis… Not sure the last question…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, The last part is just asking if you had those 4 closers, would you drop the lowest one (Cook) for one of those starters. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Niese

  36. Would you trade ARod for Pedroia assuming position doesn’t really matter?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Frank Kim, 6/36 since coming back from the thumb injury. I’d hold off until he shows something…or heads to the DL.

      • @MattTruss223, I think you’re right. Thanks!

      • @MattTruss223, Actually I still think it’s worth taking a chance on Pedroia. I’ll just try to get more if I trade ARod for him. :)

  37. princerudynasim says:
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    what’s good gentlemen. I would like your thoughts on Gavin Floyd @ stl today. The guy has posted the following line

    vs Right- 133 ab, .195 baa, .592 ops, 4hra
    vs left- 144ab, .319 baa, .975 ops, 10hra

    taking care of the 2 lefties in Stl lineup ( Furcal slumping and Beltran possibly sitting out due to flu) and considering how the righties haven’t been hitting all that, would you guys consider this a sleeper stream start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @princerudynasim, I’d start him in some leagues…

  38. BERK says:
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    Let’s talk ticker tease about that freaking A’s game! “Oh sweet, Oakland put up 10 runs at Coors! Let’s just check Cespedes & Reddick’s lines aaaaaand they’re a combined 0-1 total.” What the A?!

    Also let’s talk about how I owned Dickey for *one* start this year. Guess which one! The man is 10-1. The one L was 4 innings, 8 earned runs against Atlanta. You have already guessed…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @BERK, Holy shizz that is horrendous, I knew that would have happened to someone…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Ouch

  39. Jay29 says:
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    @grey, I was typing “Plouffe” the other day and actually typo’d “Plop” before hitting backspace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay29, HA

  40. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h Dynasty league. My team is falling fast in the standings. Anyway I am looking to shake things up. Do i trade cliff lee and yunel escobar for elvis andrus and gerardo parra? If not who should try and get for lee?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf chris johnson
    lf peter bourjos
    cf jarrod dyson
    rf justin upton
    of Norichika aoki
    util andrelton simmons
    bn travis snider
    bn carlos lee
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl carl crawford
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp yu darvish
    sp cliff lee
    sp jon lester
    rp bryan shaw
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt capps
    p jason hammel
    p scott downs
    p aaron harang
    bn brad peacock
    bn barry zito
    bn brian matusz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, A better hitter… An outfielder maybe?

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey, Cool thanks! So I can get a better idea, which hitters should I try and acquire?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan, A top 3 rounder…

        • Ryan says:
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          @Ryan, how about this…I trade cliff lee carl crawford for ethier and trumbo

    • Cyr says:
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      @Ryan, For Lee, I’d start at someone like Stanton, McCutch, or Grandy…

  41. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trade Lawrie for Longo? Have Middlebrooks to fill in at 3rd for time being.

    Lawrie’s powers been a bit down this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

  42. Ciao Grey — I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who thought of Mary Tyler Moore every time he looked at the Nationals game story lately!

    Man, this post has so many hot schmotatos it sounds like a preview to tomorrow’s buy/sell.

    A couple of questions related to my 16-team one-year 6×5 roto league where I’m strong across the board in pitching (top three in every category except Ks, where I’m 5th) but around mid-pack in R, HR, SB, AVE.

    So I have Aoki as my hot bat and Fuentes among my relievers, and I’m thinking both are droppable. I don’t think I should grab bats with both spots since we only have 9 hitting slots and so I’m not sure I’d be able to play them enough. Any hitter would be a 5th OF, second UTIL type.

    My questions: is it worth dropping Aoki for Belt, Ike, Campana, Torres, Mayberry, Boesch, or Seth Smith? I admit I’m most interested in Belt and Boesch but am eager to know your thoughts.

    And is my logic on not grabbing two hitters sound? If so, am I better off dropping Fuentes for a reliever who’ll help with ratios, Ks, and maybe vulture wins like Collins, Robbie Ross, or Greg Holland? Or would you take someone who might sniff some saves at some point like Benoit, Marshall, Grilli, Lyon?

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Yes, Belt… Fuentes for Holland…

  43. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    too much Stoli? Ike goes from being a’ight last night in the comments to looked solid this morning.

    glass chipper for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, He made contact! I’d prefer Belt…

  44. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    Would you drop Youkilis in a 10 team league? A-Rod is my 3B and Chris Davis is a free agent if I want to use him at my corner and drop Youk.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph, Yup

      • Ralph says:
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        @Grey,

        Which one of these corner guys do you like best?

        1) Kendrys Morales
        2) Lucas Duda
        3) Bryan LaHair
        4) Kyle Seager
        5) Chipper Jones
        6) Ty Wigginton
        7) Chris Davis
        8) Mitch Moreland
        9) Will Middlebrooks
        10) Mark Reynolds
        11) Logan Morrison
        12) Brandon Belt

        They are all FA’s in my 10 team league.

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ralph, Morales

  45. MrHappyTime says:
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    Grey, is it time to give up on Howard Kendrick, Krispie Young, and Cespedes in 10 team mixed leagues? Some replacement options are Espinosa, Revere, Theriot, Aoki, B. Roberts, Q. Berry, M. Reynolds. I need power/speed/rbi’s..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, I wouldn’t go those options over those 3…

  46. Jay says:
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    Fair trade?
    Napoli for McCann and Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay, I’d take McCann

  47. Scottie O. says:
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    Looking for a Thursday 1-start hitter. which of the following do you suggest I grab (might end up keeping them longer than 1 game too):

    Belt vs. HOU (Wandy – lefty – so Bochy might sit him b/c he’s a genius)
    Boesch @ CHC (T. Wood)
    Thome @ MIN (S. Diamond)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scottie O., Boesch

  48. Brandon Phillips for Ian Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Kennedy

  49. MrHappyTime says:
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    You interested in what Bedard’s offering in Baltimore today??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Not particularly…

  50. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Belt or Duda?

    Belt or Rasmus?

    If you were only rostering one 2B, which do you want?
    R. Weeks, Espinosa, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Belt… Rasmus… Espinosa

  51. supra says:
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    Grey… I’ve enjoyed owning David Wright in my league for 6 years. But a guy just offered me:

    Jay Bruce (rd6), A-Rod (2), CJ Wilson (13)
    -for-
    Wright (2), Hanrahan

    9×9 H2H league… would I be crazy to not take it, or will I regret having Alex in a year?

    He’s also got Greinke(6), and we’ve been going back and forth on my Beltran + (Altuve, Seager or Hanrahan) for his Bruce/Wilson… Thoughts?

    • @supra, I’d rather give Beltran/Hanrahan for Bruce/Wilson, if you’re saying that’s an option.

      • supra says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, The other guy has started to move away from the Beltran trade… I could try to push it back that way, but it could simply all fall apart at that point. The Wright deal is proposed to me live at the moment.

        • @supra, I’d do the original then. Sure A-Rod will be useless in a couple of years, but anything you get out of him is a bonus. With closer volatility who knows what Hanrahan’s future has in store. Bruce and Wilson are excellent pieces to get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, I’d take the deal… Wright for those three? Yeah…

  52. Wudaben says:
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    I’m creating a support group for guys whose teams were going against Cain last night!

    In our points league someone came up with the bright idea at the auction to give extra points for no hitters and perfect games and of course everyone was drunk by the time the vote was called and it easily passed. 73 F’in points!!! This is after Cueto’s 40 point complete game against me. Pardon me while I go shoot myself now….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben, Ha! Damn, bad break…

  53. K!cks says:
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    Doubront or Scherzer

    • @K!cks, Doubront. Idk how anyone can trot Scherzer out there and trust him against any given team.

  54. Alejandro says:
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    Zamardzija or Ricky Romero ROS?!

    Also- trade B. Beachy for Wainwright/J. Lowrie?

    Graciasss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alejandro, Romero… I’d take Wainwright/Lowrie if I needed an MI… It’s fair…

  55. Contest standings have been updated (http://razzball.com/tvcontest2012-standings/).

    I’m appalled that no one picked the #1 player (Brandon Moss). C’mon people! Early congrats to dloops who is in the lead thanks to having players 2 through 4 on his list (Trout, Cuddyer, Bautista).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, Thanks, DJ Da Rood!

  56. azt says:
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    Frazier or Middlebrooks ROS?

    Thanks for all the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @azt, Frazier

  57. JK Smiles says:
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    Drop Parker to stream Leake?

    I’m in a tight H2H match-up in a 10 team non-keeper ESPN points league, and my opponent has 4 pitchers starting more than me going into the weekend.

    Should I be holding on to Parker at all, or is he a spot starter at best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JK Smiles, Lose him…

  58. scott says:
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    thoughts on this trade
    give reyes/gaby sanchez for ortiz/cozart

    league counts runs + rbi as one cat, has total bases as the 5th offensive cat. im currently way ahead in sb’s (+15 over second) but struggling in hr’s. i dont know what to think about ortiz. i dont fully trust him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott, Sounds decent, take Ortiz…

  59. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    drop morneau for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, Sure

  60. Hi Grey — How would you rank Belt, Boesch, Saunders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, You did

  61. LobBall says:
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    You’re liking Belt. Do you like him better than Ike Davis?

    • LobBall says:
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      @LobBall, Never mind> I see you answered this already. Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LobBall, I do

  62. fyodor says:
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    Grey, hi.

    More Beltomania: How would you rank Belt, Morales, Chris Davis for two UT positions?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales, Davis, Belt…

  63. I like baseball says:
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    My league includes: W, L, K, TB, SV, ERA, WHIP

    Please rank: Capuano, Fister, Jarrod Parker, Buchholz, Cahill, Dubront, Volquez, Bedard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cap, Buchholz, Cahill

  64. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,had farns stasged a while,i have howard on the dl though,drop farns for holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose Farnsy…

  65. B.o.B says:
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    Parker, Doubront, Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront

  66. MattTruss223 says:
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    Steve is not gonna be happy, but my TV entry is…VOTTO BOOM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Ha

  67. Dudley says:
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    Tagging onto my question from yesterday about dropping Viciedo in a H2H 10-team league which uses OBP, no AVG. Keeper league.

    Would you drop Viciedo or maybe K.Morales for Belt? I’m weak at my 1B/3B spot. I’m also weak at SS and E.Cabrera is out there.

    Could use some advice on where to improve in general. Thoughts??

    C Weiters
    1B Pujols
    3B Morales
    1B/3B Moustakas
    2B Pedroia
    SS Furcal
    2B/SS Altuve
    LF Prado
    CF Hamilton
    RF DeAza
    OF Kubel
    OF Soriano
    UTIL Pierzynski
    BE Ellsbury (no DL spots in our league)
    BE Bruce (slump/too streaky to start lately)
    BE Viciedo (slump)

    • Dudley says:
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      And by the way, you know where my OBP and SLG are sitting so far this week? .276 OBP and .287 SLG. Kill me now.

      • @Dudley, Judging by Grey’s answer to all the Belt/Morales questions, he likes Morales more than Belt. And he should. I would not drop Furcal or Altuve for EverCab.

        • Cyr says:
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          @WhineSpritzer, I could see losing Viciedo for Belt, though…

  68. DjlanceRauch says:
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    In a 10 team keeper. I’ve been offered a few trades recently.

    Longoria for Trout

    Granderson/Willingham for Trout

    Currently in first by the slimmest of margins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Why are you trading away Trout? What do you need?

      • DjlanceRauch says:
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        @Grey, I was planning on keeping him. I was just wondering if you would take any of those players over Trout.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @DjlanceRauch, Longoria is fair, but I’m not sure why you’re doing it… Do you need a 3rd base man?

    • @DjlanceRauch, Keeper league, I wouldn’t trade Trout for anything. Except to share popcorn with Mike Trout himself.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, Ha!

  69. Tarasco's Secret Stash says:
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    Those props for Adrian Gonzalez were totally unwarranted. One three hit game doth not eraseth 2.5 full months of suck.

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Tarasco’s Secret Stash, he has to be better than that, doesn’t he…

  70. Hi Grey — Up above you suggested Holland over Tim Collins and Robbie Ross among middle relievers in a non-holds league.

    I’m mildly surprised at Holland over Collins … just curious to know your logic. Is that because of RHP v. LHP, because Holland might be in line for saves at some point, or something else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Holland has a chance for saves…

  71. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Trading: D. Hudson, Marcum, Buehrle, Morse, and Duda,
    Getting: Weaver, Timmy, Miley, A-Gon, and Goldschmidt

    12 Team AL/NL HTH redraft. I already have Old McDonald and Paulino, so I tried to balance that by owning the more dependable (but less exciting) Marcum and Buehrle. Could drop a SP for Bauer (Paulino?), but I’m kind of nervous about getting roofied by owning too many young SPs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, I’d take Weaver…

  72. royce! says:
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    I have a friend who is a casual Giants fan. He probably attends 2-3 games a year, if that. Guess who was at the game last night? And guess who was at Filthy Sanchez’s no-hitter? Yep. (He also had tickets to the last game of the 2010 season, where they clinched against the Padres, but missed it due to a nasty hangover).

    I hate him so much.

    Which is a perfect segue to… Wandy or Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha… Very cool… I was at the beach for Dave Righetti’s no hitter… I remember listening to it on the beach and crying… What, I was like 5 years old! Cahill…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, “very cool”…He even made sure to text me a picture of the ticket! What a pal!

        That Righetti no-hitter story’s great.

        Grey’s Mom: Are you crying, sweetie?
        Grey: Nah, Mom, I just got some sand in my ‘stache.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, But your stache is just brown construction paper…

          Let me be, mother!

  73. Dom says:
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    Trade help needed: AL Only, 10 team keeper league, 4×4 scoring, I’m in second place overall but last place in saves, only 7 away from 5th place, wihch puts me in the drivers seat for the title.

    I was offered by the 9th place team: I get David Ortiz, Moreland, and Valverde (all in last year of contract) I give McCarthy, Doumit, and Dunn (all with years left on their contract at very low price).

    I countered with: I get Ortiz and Valverde, I give McCarthy and Doumit.

    Does that seem fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom, Sounds fair…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Dom, i wouldn’t do it if i were the other dude…

  74. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Kelly v KC(Chen)
    Kirkman v Hou(Harrell)
    Humber @ LAD(Billingsley)
    Ohlendorf @ Oak(Colon)
    Fiers @ Min(Liriano)

    Please help me pick the top two options out of these players: H2H points deep mixed league. Its pathetic i know, but when you face a guy who had Nova, Colby, Lynn, and Cain to start the week you are left with no choice but to start crap and try to get lucky. Lmao.

    Thanks a ton Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, Fiers, Humber

  75. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey

    Would you drop D. Viciedo or J. Reddick for Belt? D. Viciedo ain’t done shizz but I like his power. Reddick has been a great ride but seems to be cooling off. Or just chill?

    I tried selling Lynn. Could not get respectable returns. So, for now it is ok. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes, Viciedo

  76. BERK says:
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    Drop Todd Frazier to slot the Plouffer in at 3b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Go for it…

  77. Abell says:
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    Would you drop valverde or Reed for frieri?
    Also, doubrant or Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abell, Nope… Doubront…

  78. kaiser soze says:
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    cook or wilhelmsen?

    greycias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kaiser soze, Cook

  79. Carnac says:
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    A: 6.5%

    Q: What is Adrian Gonzalez’s FB/HR rate and approval rating among owners?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Well played!

  80. HotRod says:
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    Would you trade Pujols for Kershaw & Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Sure

  81. HotRod says:
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    Gio or Fellatio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Gio

  82. jaw says:
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    ike davis or mark reynolds ros? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Nice clip…

  83. HKevo says:
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    Was good Grey,

    Matt Cain for Trout, fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HKevo, It’s fair

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @HKevo, As good as Trout is id rather have Cain…the guys become a STUD.

  84. royce! says:
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    I’ve got a great line going in h2h due to Latos and Peavy, but I forgot to bench Parker on Sunday night, so every time I’ve looked at my team I’ve heard a ticking in the background…tick tick tick…where’s MacGyver when you need him!?? Or perhaps an enormous earthquake, resulting in Denver falling to sea level? AM I REALLY ASKING FOR SO MUCH, GOD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Look under your desk!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, It worked! I’m not even asking how long Richard Dean Anderson has been under my desk…

    • Carnac says:
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      @royce!, Maybe some snow?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You should be predicting the future for him…

      • royce! says:
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        @Carnac, I suppose snow would be a bit less extreme. Good call.

  85. BobbyVCard says:
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    Ike or Morneau?
    Boesch or Presley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BobbyVCard, Morneau… Boesch

  86. Nico says:
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    Trade my Stanton and Bruce for his Sandoval and J. Upton? I could use a 3B, but is Sandoval and Upton too risky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

  87. Nameless and Not So SIlent says:
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    How big is the man crush on Belt….Drop Howard and his shitty Achilles for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  88. Holmes says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Love the blog as always. I wondering if I can drop Yoenis at this point, this nagging injuries are too much to hold patience on these days. Bad move?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Holmes! Depends who you’re dropping him for…

      • Holmes says:
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        @Grey,
        Jim Johnson is out there right now, and in a 10 team h2h, I just don’t know how many people would have Yoenis on their radar even if he gets hot again anyways . . . .

  89. Steve says:
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    I know I whine a lot here, but after yesterday and my opponent’s Cain, you’d think things might even out today.

    Him? Choo and Votto.

    Me? Bruce and Leake.

    FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Someone mentioned you above…

  90. Grey, Currently in first place so more of a ROS question…Would you hold Rizzo who I got on the bench or drop him for Belt?

    Thanks! All the best with those Rollie Finger Impersonation appointments this weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera, I’d hold Rizzo… Thanks!

  91. Carnac says:
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    There’s a report that Huff bruised his knee during last night’s celebration. A DL stint is possible, possible depression, and spelling his name “Aubreys” when he returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, HA!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Carnac, his “rally thong” was probably too tight!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Prezii, HA

      • Carnac says:
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        @Prezii, Ha, nice. Except I think Scott Burrell took it with him.

  92. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Beachy for Fat Panda, you think Fat Panda is worth it? I have Youk’s corpse at 3B now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, I’d take Sandoval, I think you could get Beltre…

  93. Steve says:
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    What happened with Leake? Was he hurt or just bad? Couldn’t Dusty have left him in for two more outs?

    Does it with every other f****** pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Not sure…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Was feeling the effects of a virus that’s been going through the Reds clubhouse, apparently.

  94. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Jennings and Bruce sucking hard lately… killing me!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Right there with you, man. Got Krispie, too, if it makes you feel any better.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, A lot of the razzball faves not rolling too well right now.

  95. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    recognizing that the only people on this planet more superstitious than you and Steve , are , perhaps , professional baseball players , thought you might enjoy this :
    (heard on the dennis and callahan show , this morning , … weei)

    turns out matt cain , a scratch golfer in his own right , has a professional
    golf friend by the name of buddy johnson (am 90% sure that’s the guy’s last name , only 30% sure about his 1st name) .
    anyhoo , cain and johnson spent part of the morning peppering golf balls
    into mccovey’s cove from behind homeplate .
    there were no reports of kayak-ers involved , due to the fact that golf balls don’t float and it would be a damn fool thing to do .

    however , i can envision a trend , perhaps , in the making … maybe
    even involving other members of that pitching staff .

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @chata, Ha…get Timmy teeing off too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha… Livan should try the golf routine… (He’s a good golfer.)

  96. Prezii says:
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    Man i just went up against the reds… And i had hellickson! Week is over for me on thursday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Damn

  97. Wilsonian says:
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    My anger towards Brandon Phillips has waned the last two days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I was waiting to hear something from you on BP…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I’m sure I just screwed him up. But I’ll take this little roll he’s on right now. Now if Bruce, Jennings, and Krispie would take note…

  98. TheNewGuy says:
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    Argh Reds score 12 runs and Bruce goes 0/4….ticker tease!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Frustrating…

  99. wilsmithsomiam says:
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    Drop Youkilis for Boesch, Berry, Blanco, Colvin, Seth Smith, or Viciedo for a util spot? Need help in multiple categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wilsmithsomiam, Eh on those options…

  100. JLeigh says:
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    Just got Pablo back, and have no room for C Davis now with Country Breakfast clogging up UTIL. My pitching is weak after Lee, GMan, McDonald. Do you like a swap of Davis for Garza? I have been trying to flip Beltran for an arm, but no one is giving up top shelf because he is made of computer paper, so I figure this may be a simpler solution for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JLeigh, I’d grab Garza…

  101. herschel says:
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    @Grey: standard mixed roto. still searching for an avila replacement. currently going with rosario. like doumit or russell better?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Martin for now…

  102. L-Boogie says:
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    Lynn and Aybar for Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, I’d take Reyes

  103. Grey's da man! says:
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    Drop laroche for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Eh

  104. Grey's da man! says:
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    Offered uggla and garza for mccutch, he declined and countered with

    Uggla, Bruce and Janssen

    for

    Kinsler
    Craig
    W Lopez

    Don’t like it, but what do you think for a counter?

    Here is my team:

    C: C Santana
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Uggla
    SS: Asdrubal
    3B: Moose
    OF: Braun
    OF: Cruz
    OF: Bruce
    Util: Rasmus
    Util: Revere
    Bench: Saunders
    DL: Longo

    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: Gio G
    SP: J Zimmerman
    SP: Anibal
    SP: D Hudson
    SP: Garza
    SP: Doubront
    SP: Oswalt
    RP: Axford
    RP: Janssen
    RP: Wilhelmson
    RP: D Robertson
    RP: League
    RP: Balfour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Not good…

  105. jaw says:
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    trade goldschmidt and parker for wainright? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    1b- fielder
    3b- longoria
    ci- belt/chris davis/duda

    SP – stras, price, latos, morrow, anibal, bauer, putz, myers, clippard, robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, I would

  106. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    As I watch Jarrod Parker mow down the Rockies in Coors, I weep thinking about what his original start tomorrow in Oakland vs. the Padres would look like (and I cut him once I saw him get moved up to start in COL) :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Eh, you couldn’t start him in Colorado…

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, but I am starting Hudson tonight in Texas. I normally wouldn’t think of it but my opponent has a 0.33 ERA and 0.56 WHIP after throwing Cain, Cueto, and Nova at me. So I resolved to go for K’s, Saves and Wins. Feldman is going for the Rangers who has been terrible, so I figure I’ll get a few K’s and maybe a lucky W.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Drexel Hill Dragons, Good luck! I’d watch the game with my hands over my eyes…

  107. Balogna says:
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    Greinke, Stanton, Panda

    or

    Haren / Hamilton

    Leaning Greinke side but it’s interesting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Balogna, Greinke side

  108. kaiser soze says:
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    1. trade my wright for beltre? i need hr and rbi help.

    2. who of these two has more injury risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kaiser soze, 1. It’s fair 2. Beltre

  109. Prezii says:
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    Anybody watch that reds game? I dont know who it was but guy got caught on a rundown between 3rd and home and he flopped!! Awarded the run… Smart or shameful? Theres no flopping on basebal!!!

    Wow, belt splash shot… Stupid deep…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Belt hit another one? Yes!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, deeppp into the cove.. it was a bomb! Fuckin baby giraffe…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, baby!

  110. herschel says:
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    @Grey: non keeper, mixed weekly roto, pick two of these three ROS. belt, middlebrooks and rasmus.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Belt, Rasmus

  111. Jr says:
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    Hey grey, need some help breaking down a deal. I’m I’m a 12 team h2h keeper league and was just offered beltre, Reyes, and ackley for my wright, uggla, and aybar. I think I have more faith in aybar, but not sure if this is a good enough haul for wright and uggla…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jr, Eh, it’s fair, depends if you need steals from Reyes…

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey, I could use steals, but I lose a lot of power.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then hold…

  112. Steve says:
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    This week has highlighted to me how far off the pace my H2H team is. Thinking about adopting a different strategy – maybe going relievers only.

    Thus offered one guy Konerko + Peavy for Prince. Which side would you want?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Said strategy also involves trading away starting pitching to beef up hitting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’d hold there… Konerko is practically Prince, if not better so far…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, You think they’ll be pretty even the rest of the year? I’m worried the guy might accept now. Says he’s thinking seriously about it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think they’ll be even, so you’re just throwing in Peavy…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Would you do A-Ram + Peavy for Prince?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would

  113. JK Smiles says:
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    Is Colon a viable streaming option this weekend versus the Padres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JK Smiles, Yup

  114. Wilsonian says:
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    Belt is on fire! Hold Goldy or Krispie or drop one for the Belt?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, Or could lose Cook. Still have Hanrahan, Soriano and Reed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Yeehaw! Love that Belt… Lose Cook…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Wilsonian, Belt’s off the loop!

  115. JLeigh says:
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    Belt or Ras ROS? I have Rasmus right now but have an itchy trigger finger to make the switch after Belt’s 3rd bomb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  116. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Why the eff was Rodney brought into a game the Rays were losing 4-8? Please, someone explain this to me.

    • Tony says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, i hate it when a frikkin closer goes in a total non-save the games over situation, they just go in with the mentality of “lets get thru this”. GARBAGE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maddon never saw the movie Kazaam…

  117. Tony says:
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    Grey- I’ve got 2 DL slots, right now Vmart is occupying one, Andy Dirks is in the other, and now Smyly just went on the DL….. Do you think vmart is gonna give me anything this year? Drop him and put Smyly on it with Dirks? OR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t hold V-Mart… Go with Smyly, though I don’t think much of him either…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, gotya, smyly hasn’t been great his last 6 starts, giving up too many HR’s, maybe he just needs some rest….

  118. Nonstoptalk says:
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    Am I dropping Quentin for Belt in a keeper? Ironically I dropped Belt for Quentin two weeks ago and it worked out nicely but I’m hinking it’s time to make the switch again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Belt…

      • Nonstoptalk says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Mr. Grey. Your input is always appreciated.

  119. B.o.B says:
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    Sonavabench Parker!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Sure you’re not the only one…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Nope, I sat him too. Kennedy @Tex will probably keep me from taking any gamble starts for the rest of the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

    • royce! says:
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      @B.o.B, Haha! My laziness and inattention have finally paid off! (I accidentally left him in my roster in a h2h that locked Sunday night)

  120. Carnac says:
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    Another HR for Moss. That’s 5. Not sure where all of this power is coming from. Is it “more legit” than Plouffe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Not more legit… About the same… Coors is bonkers right now…

  121. Steve says:
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    Cool. CarGo scored a run. I’m only behind 19-4 in that category now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha… Oh, Steve…

  122. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would ya rather have for the present, slightly considering future value this season only (pick two):

    Choo, Rios, Reddick, Aramis, Zobrist, Swisher, Duda, C.Davis, Krispie

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, make it pick three and add Goldy to the list.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Wilsonian, I lied, make it pick four and add Belt to the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aramis, Krispie, Choo

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I lied, make it pick four and add Belt to the list.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, He’d be last

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, As in 4th out of 4? Or last total? Who would be 4th if not Belt?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Wilsonian, As in 4th

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey, thanks man.

  123. jack says:
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    got sonuvabenched by Lynn last night. turns out I should’ve sat Hamels. Phillies staff is mailing it in right now. I used to love you, Cole! Now you have scuffled 4 times in a row. Anyways, Mr Lynn, I guess I gotta 2 start him next week, right? @DET is rough but then he has SD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Yeah, gotta start him…

  124. Poo Holes says:
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    I should get double points for having the balls to start Parker at Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, You should!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Poo Holes, I only started him cos I need to gamble in my H2H this week!

  125. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Stream for tomorrow ..

    Hughes @ Was
    Masterson. V. Pit

    Thanks, hombre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Eh… Masterson…

    • Steve says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Awwwww.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Wow, that’s so great! Good for a three homer night too… Get her to say sonavabench…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, So great! How old is she?

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, That one turned out really well. Might have to turn it into a ringtone, or an alarm, or something. She’ll be three in September.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus, I think we should have her voice every glossary term and put it in the glossary like how the dictionary has audio pronunciations…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Er, I think there’s some stuff in there that a 2yo shouldn’t be saying…

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Grey, That would be pretty kick ass. No chance she has the attention span to do all of them, but over the course of a week or two, I could probably get her to record the ones that get the most use.

                Also, Adam Jones has probably earned a reprieve from Bowden Fluffer inclusion, no?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah… Give her a few weeks… There’s child labor laws (I think)! Yeah, Adam Jones needs to get out of there…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Awesomus Maximus, Actually, let me run it by Rudy before she starts voicing everything… Or even the more popular ones…

                  • Awesomus Maximus

                    Awesomus Maximus says:
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                    @Grey, No rush… I wasn’t about to wake her cranky ass up and drag her to the studio tonight.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Awesomus Maximus, HA!

        • Steve says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, No way is there any other fantasy baseball site, that has anything that is anywhere near as good as that.

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Steve, I think Matthew Berry has his own line of ringtones called “Berry’s Dingles.”

  126. agarthered says:
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    Moose or Mini Donkey the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agarthered, Moose

  127. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    In regards to “ehh..Masterson”, do any of these other look any better …

    Hutch v. Phil
    Liriano v. Mil
    Maz @ Stl
    Gee v. Cin
    DiceK @ Chc
    Matusz @ Atlanta

    Hughes And Masterson looked like the better matchups to me at least

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Gee in Metco’s intriguing…

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Grey,

        More so than Hughes or Masterson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Melvin Emanuel, They’re all tossups… I’d go with Masterson and pray…

  128. Jon says:
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    Rank ROS, please: Kendrick, Belt, Saunders, Fowler, LoMo, Espinosa

    • Jon says:
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      and if you wanna throw Chris Davis and Reynolds in there, too, go for it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, For UTIL? Davis, Belt, Saunders…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, yeah, my DH spot.

  129. Steve says:
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    Oh – Goldschmidt is out of the lineup? Tremendous. Just what I need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn… So annoying…

  130. Steve says:
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    Longo to start his rehab assignment on Saturday apparently. Hope he knows how much slack he’s got to pick up on my H2H team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha.. First thing on his mind!

  131. nightpandas says:
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    drop Viciedo or JD Mart for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Viciedo…

  132. knighttown says:
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    I’m in a buyers market for SP’s in my 12 team, daily league. I’m not desperate…first place and solid in hitting with more like 6-9’s in pitching. Three teams looking to sell and two are in large IP overages.

    Thinking of offering Lawrie and Scherzer for one of these SP’s:

    Kershaw, Cain, Lee.

    Please rank and are there any you wouldn’t target with that package considering my situation?

    I’d have Longoria subbing in at 3B when he’s ready.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Kershaw, Cain… I’d take any of them…

  133. nightpandas says:
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    I’ve got Kinsler and Altuve, need some pitching. RA Dickey enough of a return for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, I’d take Dickey…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, hehe

  134. Steve says:
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    Plouffe.

  135. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Belt, Torii or Middlebrooks in a 12-team OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Belt

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Would you drop Torii or Middlebrooks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Middlebrooks

  136. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Start Zimmerman v. NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Yup

  137. Steve says:
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    Do you drop Ever-Cab for Plouffe? I’m up 3-1 in steals, but Ever-Cab has those 3 and not a huge amount of speed elsewhere.

    Or do something crazy like dropping Youk for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’d lose Youk if you need the steals… It’ll free you up to do other things once Plouffe cools too…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. He’s eligible at 3B, 2B and RF in Yahoo too…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, and SS

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, bite your tongue. any chance he moves up in the order. would be nice if he could hit a hr with someone on base (not that im complaining).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @herschel, I think by the time he moves up in the order he’ll become irrelevant…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Or would you rather lose McCarthy? Though my pitching is a bit thin as it is…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Not if it’s thin…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Dropped Youk to grab Plouffe. Alarmed to see him fly out immediately I did so (emoticon)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’ll be a weight off of youuuuuuuuu.

  138. herschel says:
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    Huff reportedly headed to the DL = regular ABs for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should…

  139. Steve says:
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    Could do with a slam from Fatt Adams here…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, I’ll take it.

  140. letsgobravos says:
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    3 run jack for the donkey, 50 RBIs on the year thus far. Fuck me for not drafting him. Late in both drafts, I literally sat there staring at his name for multiple rounds and talked myself into someone else. Fuck me, fuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally took me by surprise that he had this much left… He must’ve really hated Ozzie…

  141. Jon says:
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    Ian Desmond + Morrow or Tulo in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Tulo

  142. Carnac says:
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    Hosmer hits his 8th. While he’s gotten a ton of shizz from Razzball Nation (Grey) his season so far, as of this morning he’s only a place or 2 behind Adrian Gonzalez on the Razzball Player Rater. Given ADP/$, to date, maybe Gonzalez has been a much bigger bust. (Not counting accidental ADP inflation due to one’s drafting Hosmer early by accident.)

    I don’t think there’s room, data, time, or will… but it’d be “fun” if the Razzball Player Rater had a Player Hater column that quantifies performance vs ADP.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Carnac, A “Player Hater Rater,” if you will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Yeah, not sure if Rudy would be up to it, but could run it by him tomorrow, we’re doing a joint roundup… Hosmer wasn’t the accident for me… Not getting Votto was and that compounded things because then I felt I needed to draft Hosmer…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, That’s right, Cano was the Big Accident of 2012. I doubt Rudy would be into it; it would be WAY more trouble than it’s worth.

        Bonus:

        A: UCLA

        Q: What happens when there’s no smog?

  143. Jon says:
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    Should I lose ECab to “promote” Belt, and if so add which prospect:

    Olt, Costellanos, Rendon, Dom Brown, Oscar Tavares, Odorizzi, Banuelos, Medlen?

    Or I can just keep ECab on my bench and Belt in a Minors spot for now.

    Or I can lose ECab and add Delgado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Lose EverCab if you don’t need steals… Olt…

  144. NyJacobs says:
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    Grey,

    Mark Reynolds or Justin Morneau? I traded Hosmer for Gallardo/Kendrick stuck with Morneau.

    I took a flyer on Belt today, but Reynolds is getting hot this week. Drop Morneau for Reynolds?

    or Drop Chris Young? Stop stashing Bauer? or Drop Belt? Or Don’t pick up Reynolds?

    Help a brother out.. Thanks.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @NyJacobs, dude, you sound like me. I run through crap like this in my head every day. I think we have problems.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NyJacobs, Reynolds over Morneau…

  145. Steve says:
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    It’s a pity Goldschmidt couldn’t have been part of all this Texas fun.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, Or Upton…or Krispie…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Seriously

  146. Wilsonian says:
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    Lose Goldy for the hotter Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Sure

  147. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Mini-Donkey has a career low swinging strike rate, career high line drive rate, and a career low HR/FB rate, all before today’s performance.
    Good year to be an ass.

    • chata says:
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      @Feeding the Abscess,

      i forget which one’s the donkey , and which one’s the mini-donkey .
      looked in the glossary .

      but those are certainly interesting #’s .

  148. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Holland or peralta – for league that counts holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez, Holland

  149. chata says:
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    so , what’s j-up performance level , thus far ?
    top 30 OF-er ??

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        don’t know how to use that tool .
        please advise .

        i can scroll down until i eventually find someone’s name , but how do
        i research according to position and other criteria ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Go to that page… Where the box is to the left of “Clear” enter OF… That will filter the rater by outfielders.

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            thanks .

  150. Steve says:
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    Would you give up Bum + Howie for Prince? (in a fit of frustration I told the league I’d listen to offers for Bum).

    Hence my thinking to go relievers-only, as I’d have no pitching left!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’d take Prince there…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Kinsler over Bum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yup

  151. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Frenchy or belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Belt

  152. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Axford…. Such a shame. Any chance in him losing his role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, I think there’s a decent chance of it…

  153. Steve says:
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    Would love to see an inside the park grand slam here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha! By who? EverCab?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, You know it. That might be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever asked for.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He might get a shot at another one!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Ha… If he gets one, I’m flying you to Vegas…

  154. Wilsonian says:
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    I think I’ve had it with Krispie. I traded Latos for him last week and he’s done nothing. I have too many injuries for me to deal with his 0-fer nights like this. He does nothing. I got a feeling he came back to soon and that shoulder ain’t right. I think I’m cutting him loose. I may be wrong about him, but I don’t really need him. Bautista, JUp (who’s doing nothing), Bruce (who could stand to do more than hit a sac fly every other night), and Desmond (who’s been non-existent, as well, but has more upside) should make up my OF.

    I think it’s adios Krispie for Reynolds. At least the mini-donkey has an ass in this fight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha… Yeah, I think you might be right… He’s totally off…

  155. Steve says:
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    I may soon face a choice between Rasmus or Belt in the ol’ H2H. Which one do you like better for the foreseeable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Belt

  156. a1rfann1ng says:
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    any chance nats find a way to start moore in the outfield by benching ankiel and playing harper in center?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @a1rfann1ng, Doubtful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @a1rfann1ng, Oh, and even if it happens, I can’t imagine it will be permanent…

  157. a1rfann1ng says:
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    would you drop alexei ramirez for any of the following in a 12 team roto for a middle infidel slot:

    theriot
    elliot johnson
    valdespin
    purple evolutionist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @a1rfann1ng, Nah

  158. jack says:
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    Can you rank the following for me ROS (weekly lineups): Brantley, Parra, Schafer, Revere … thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Revere, Brantley, Parra

  159. Steve says:
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    Think I liked Ever-Cab better down at No.9.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Eh, he got a steal… What, too much pressure?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Eh – I’m just in a bad mood with my team. He stranded a bunch today though. And when you’re down 22-12 in RBI you need ‘em all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya…

  160. Steve says:
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    Gee or Cahill tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  161. Jason says:
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    Smoak, Craig, Headley, Seager or Davis at CI?

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