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Out on the road today, I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac, and the illustration next to it was Salvador Perez’s abuelita.  A little voice inside my head said, “Don’t look back.  You can never look back.”  I thought I knew what love was.  I owned Javier Baez in every league I could grab him, but what did I know?  Those minor league days are gone forever.  He’s got to let them go!  I can see you, Baez, your brown skin shinin’ in the sun.  You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby.  And I can tell you, my love for you will still be strong.  Not Giancarlo strong, but strong never the hoo!  Baez’s minor league numbers are eye-popping like John Lithgow in The Twilight Zone Movie — 23 homers, 16 steals and a .260 average in only 104 games.  What are you?  A 35/25 guy at shortstop?  Why stop there?  Why not just dress up like the Sun-Maid girl and feed me shrunken grapes?  What?  It’s my fantasy!  Like Don Henley and later The Ataris sang, I grabbed Baez in every league that I could.  He might not be any better than, say, Danny Santana this year, his K-rate in the minors is a little scary, and he might hit .220.  Whatevs, it’s an upside gamble, which I like at middle infield.  I’m guessing Baez will play 2nd base, Arismendy (I still love you!) will move to center field and one of the Cubs platooners will sit.  To paraphrase Harry Caray, if the moon was made of Javier Baez would cha eat it?  Well, would cha?  I would!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrew McCutchen – Could miss a month with a serious oblique injury.  I.e., Andrew’s McClutchin’ his side.  I said yesterday it looked like an oblique injury while the Pirates “weren’t sure of the problem.”  I’m sorry, but how can teams not be sure of the problem, when I simply watched the replay and diagnosed him?  Sure, I’ve written 70% of WebMD’s entries, but are they joking or are they stupid?  Joking or stupid?  Tomato or Dopey Stupid Face?  Answer me; I shall wait.  Too long!  They’re idiots.  Starling Marte will take over for The Dread Pirate in center, which means Travis Snider will continue to see playing time.

Dan Uggla – Rejected a Triple-A assignment.  Willie McGee once rejected his reflection but it didn’t change the fact he was ugly.

Matt Cain – Will have elbow surgery and hopes to be ready to start next year.  Like my tigerfish, I wait with baited breath.  Oh, and this means the Giants did get to do a trading deadline move!  They moved Cain from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

Tim Hudson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 2.74.  He’s been steady as a rock as he slowly regresses.  Call him Regressive Rock because Yes, he’s in no Rush.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, raising his average to .280.  Member when I told you buy him after his April when he was hitting .176?  We were younger then, and you had more hair on your head and less on your back.  Oh, and in that post, I also told you to sell Shin-Soo Choo.  I eat the watermelon Tic-Tac before I kiss myself I always jump back.  Yo, gee, my ‘pertness is stacked, and you know that!

Joe Panik – 3-for-4, hitting .231, and I wouldn’t dance with Panik! at a disco or any other music-playing venue.

Dillon Gee – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He looked pretty decent — Gee, lowercase yay.  He didn’t look like he was nursing an injury or anything, but I also agree with the Stream-o-Nator and don’t love his next start.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (12).  If I hate him long enough, I’m sure he’ll disappoint at some point.  Or maybe if I suddenly start liking him, he’ll disappoint.  What say you, God of Faulty Logic?

Bobby Abreu – Designated for assignment.  The Mets have been trying to do this for a few weeks now, but their choice of language was confusing him.  They’d say “Take a walk,” and he’d say, “Bobby always works the pitchers.”

Brett Lawrie – Will be activated from the DL today.  T-Minus 5 days until some random injury.

Tyler Flowers – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Would’ve made a nice batty call, but we both know that Flowers and batty calls don’t go together.  You don’t leave flowers, you leave behind a wrapped bar of hotel soap, because you think you’re a baller like Jeter.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-2, 1 run and his 12th steal.  Whatcha Eaton?  A hot schmotato.

Hector Noesi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, but there were two unearned runs and rain ended it, so he finished this game by a Noesi.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Ah, only three short months ago, he was Javier Baez, with high hopes and crazy expectations and– Stop killing my Javier Baez buzz, Random Italicized Voice!  Yeah, we’ll leave that to Baez’s actual play.  Damn, you sound like someone kicked your Random Italicized puppy.  I’m sorry, I’m trying not to drink coffee; it sucks!

Nate McLouth – Hit the DL with an inflamed shoulder.  That’s the first time he’s been hot in four years.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He didn’t quite have the power that Goldschmidt had, but Ramos has really struggled to return from his hamate bone injury.  Au, Godly, why?!

Tanner Roark – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.97.  The Regression Fairies have a friend that once dated Anderson Cooper, they have kitschy coasters that have on them Flo saying, “Kiss my grits,” and they will destroy your ratios.

Jim Johnson – Threw a side session with the Orioles.  A’s or O’s, I object to grabbing him, he’s abject.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer and now homers in back-to-back games.  You and I both know he’s been Nick Bupkis more than he’s not, but maybe the Greek God of Slap Hits has generated some short-term Sparkakis, and is worth grabbing.

Caleb Joseph – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in his last two starts.  Ding, ding, ding!  We’ve got a wiener!  The most unathletic name goes to Caleb Joseph!  Tell him what he’s won?  A detachable priest’s collar!

J.J. Hardy – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .279.  Not sure what kind of O. Henry fable he’s writing for himself, but the decent average is nice, the lack of homers is not.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, 3.77 ERA and a 5.77 K/9.  Gonna be hard to peg him for next year, but I get the feeling that everything he’s doing this year will have no bearing whatsoever on his next year.  If he has another year of a sub-6 K/9 with a 95 MPH fastball, I’ll eat my hat.  Granted, I’m wearing a tostada for a hat, but still.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  Only 19 more– Yeah, forget that.  Just get to 24 homers on the year, and I’ll agree to go to counseling with you this offseason.

Alex Cobb – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  That wasn’t a start for the ages, except maybe Sabathia’s middle ages.

Desmond Jennings – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 14th steal.  On a real baseball note, is there more sub-.250 hitters with a sad OBP batting leadoff this year than any previous year?  Rickey Henderson is shaking his head in third person.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.09 on the A’s.  Well, it’s 3.09 on the S, M, R, D, Z, I and J too.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Hasn’t been hitting a ton in the last week.  Or really much this season.  One Jedd came out of it though, there’s hope for all Jeds, which is an I short of Star Wars fan fiction.

Yadier Molina – Making progress in his recovery.  Probably can’t wait to get out of the house before an incident happens with the triple-decker bunk beds.

Michael Bourn – Will start his rehab today.  Or Wii start, if he’s just playing in simulated games.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal.  I need 51 more games just like this.  What, too much to ask?  P to the fft!  It’s Michael effin’ Brantley.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Doode pulled a Rip Van Winkle there for about six weeks.  Props to those of you that sold him high.  Further props to those of you who still use the term props.  If Lonnie Gonnie is back on waivers, I’d watch him like a cyclops with monocle in case he’s getting hot again.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I’ve had Gomes so long on my team, my catcher scab has completely healed and it doesn’t even itch anymore.  Aloe vera and the occasional homer really does wonders.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Sorry, friend, the line for hot schmotato middle infielders starts about ten guys back.

Corey Kluber – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  When are the Indians going to fully embrace Kluber, and give out glow sticks at the gate for the games when he pitches?  Or at least have shady guys at the gates passing out clove cigarettes.

Alfredo Simon – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Alfredo creamed.

Josh Hamilton – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  He’s now tied with Brandon Hicks and Michael Choice for homers on the year.  One more homer and he’s reached the almighty Yasmani Grandal and Scott Van Slyke.

Garrett Richards – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks in 122 pitches.  There’s been nothing meh about Richards’s numbers thus far – near-9 K/9, sub-3 BB/9, 3.21 xFIP.  Survey says, Richards awesome!

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, raising his ERA to 2.71.  Two errors by Hanley made this game out of reach early, but Hanley gave the Dodger fans a more apologetic shrug than usual, so all’s forgiven.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This has nothing to do with anything, but there’s nothing to say on this Scherzer start.  Any the hoo!  The Razzball Tour has started and I found someone who looks like it’s Guru and Sky’s long-lost brother.

Brandon McCarthy – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, 2.08 ERA on the Yanks.  Pretty amazing the about face his luck took going to New York.  He wasn’t that bad in Arizona (5.01 ERA) if you remove bad luck, and he’s not this good if you remove favorable luck.  Ridiculous.  Or in the Yanks case, ridiculou2.

David Phelps – Hit the DL with an elbow injury.  Buhner never had any problems with his elbow!

Masahiro Tanaka – Played catch on Monday.  Great news if you’re in a league with the category, “Paternal Moments.”

From Around The Web

  1. Bob says:
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    Does Joan’s kid sing too?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Ha!

  2. JP says:
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    Taveras/Cueto/Gio for Bautista/Ortiz/Braun?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @JP: Agree with MP! That is a gr8 deal if you get the Bautista side.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others

    • james says:
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      @JP:

      in 1 year league, Joey Bats side by a mile… in a dynasty/deep keeper, it is at least close

  3. gareth says:
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    Looking at the Texas rangers @ Chicago white sox box score last night I did a double take when I saw who hit home runs – Flowers, Odor.

    Apparently each player was showered with bouquets upon reaching home plate.

    The sweet smell of success!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

      Gareth, are you going to be at the #32in32in32 in Cleveland?

      • gareth says:
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        @Mike: What date is the one in Cleveland? I may be in New York.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          8/25 I think

  4. Robert says:
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    Drop Escobar for Baez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably worth the gamble there

    • james says:
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      @Robert:

      depends on the depth in the league. Alcindes will be a steady producer, Baez is a lottery ticket. If you can afford to give baez 2 weeks and still heve FA options that are not too terrible, i would make the move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Agree with James

  5. gareth says:
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    This kitty drafted Goldy. It was either him or mcutchen.

    Pick your poison!

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @gareth:

      This guy drafted mccutchen and traded for goldy earlier on!

      • Gus Pike says:
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        @Greys #1 Fan: This guy has Goldy and Cutch as keepers. FMFBBL.

        • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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          @Gus Pike:

          I feel your pain guys. Im in the same boat. Plus I have Bryce Harper as a keeper as well. Not a good year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

    • Steve D. says:
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      @gareth:

      It could have been worst, you could have drafted Prince…. : \

      But hey, I had a backup plan (Trumbo)… ; )

      Ugh…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Steve D.: if it’s a H2H league it could be worse to lose Goldy now than Fielder. at least you had a lot of time to find replacement. in roto though yeah, fielder was much worse.

  6. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    1. The Cubs should trade for Gee, so then Dillon and Baez can be back together again.

    2. At the A’s game last night they played nearly a full minute of the Title Track of Too Short’s Album Number Ten during a mound visit late in the game. It was awesome. The Coliseum is awesome.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: Nice 1, Tibbs! I think they need ‘God on their side’ to make that deal. Maybe Bon Jovi can buy both the Mess and the Cubs and then if you sing living on a prayer the deal can go through.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • @Ante GALIC: LOL Ante, maybe Bon Jovi can move the Mess and the Cubs to Toronto while he’s at it..

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: LOL, man! move the Mess to Hamilton, Ontario. If we can’t have an NFL franchise in Canada at least we could have another bad MLB franchise. Folks would go coo-coo (Haha!!! no squiggly lines under coo-coo, someone must have changed the settings on the auto-correct) for another team in Canada.

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  7. gareth says:
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    Like pulling the plug on a sick relative or contracting a rare form of cancer, no one should ever go through the pain of dropping Paul Goldschmidt and placing Chris Carter in the vacated slot.

    Such a cruel world we live in……….

    • @gareth: I had to go with David Murphy to replace Goldy..I am hoping that E5 comes back for next week to take Goldy’s spot for me…

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @gareth:

      Carter filled my spot too.. Such a dark day..

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      death and cancer .
      way to liven up a room , gareth .

    • james says:
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      @gareth:

      Even worse, I just traded for Au Shizz last week.

      • hifi says:
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        @james: man, we had a guy in our league deal Felix directly for Goldy the day before he went down. ouch.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @james: me too, but it’s in a dynasty. actually did it again only because of the injury in another dynasty. i did of course have to drop my 1st round pick in my biggest money league due to this b.s. and now will have serious problems doing anything in playoffs.

    • PK says:
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      @gareth: Luckily I had Rizzo as well as Goldy in my one league. The later transaction of dropping Goldschmidt for Hector Rondon made me shudder. That just looks so wrong on paper.

      • gareth says:
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        @PK: I dropped goldy for a drew stubbs batty call against a lefty at Corrs.

        Goldy is so good, that dropping him for ANY available free agent could only ever be a shudder inducing experience. Feels like youre messing up your own team.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @gareth: I’d kill to be able to plug Carter into Goldy’s slot. Kennys Vargas, come on down!

  8. gareth says:
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    G3!

  9. fausto says:
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    Thoughts on evercab rest of season after the feds jocked his peds. Hit .300 last week 3sb (and maybe 1r) Schmotato or Notato, or I thought he played in japan?

    I grabbed him in a h2h league for sb this week because i guess the guy im playing thought sb was the only category worth winning after all cadavers in California were being stripped for elbow ligaments.

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: @fausto: id also like to say that I’ve officially ended my fantasy relationship with Mr JJ HARDLY. I grab him he goes 1-23, I drop him he goes 14-23.. Where are you Edwin? I feel like you are my bloody handprint volleyball floating away while I cry on Castellanos’ shoulder.

      • fausto says:
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        @fausto: there is apparently crying in deserted island sand volleyball.

        • james says:
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          @fausto:

          best case evercab is what he was 2years ago, a .230 hitte with plus plus speed on a terrible team (30-40 steals and 50 runs). A line that will never look all that good.

          I normally ignore who is batting around a player, and focus on their lineup spot instead. Assuming a 3 hitter will get more protection and guy on in front of him, a leadoff will steal more, and an 8 hitter is just SOL. On the padres, no one really is good enough to hit 7th on any other team. this is basically the bottom of the lineup non stop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @fausto: HA…Agree with Mike

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ECab is good fro SAGNOF, yes

      • fausto says:
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        @Mike: Thanks I just need the sb this week. Its a h2h I even had room for the boneface killa…. James good analysis id stay away from jay wrong in dark alley or the breakroom or wherever after the padre bashfest haha.

  10. gareth says:
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    Haha. Look at Fausto G3ing.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: yeah other people don’t use your name when they do that. haha.

    • john says:
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      @gareth:

      Sorry to tell you, but no one else thinks G3 is funny or entertaining.

  11. Tony Mags says:
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    Lawrie or Gyorko ROS?

  12. Todd says:
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    Just was offered mccutch/Bryant/degrom for pujos/dee Gordon /sonny gray in keeper league. Still in the hunt this year but not sure if I can ass up mccutch even with the injury… Thoughts?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I’d take it if you don’t desperately need the steals from Dee

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Look at Phil goin’ all Dr Phil on us!!! LOL! Sry, man. What’s happening?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Ante!
          Going good, man, thanks. Still rolling along and in the hunt for first. Afraid I might be a bat short, but I’m hesitant to trade my pitching. How you doing?

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Phil of the Future: Phil! Nice to hear. I’m in a similar boat. Need all of E5, Tulo, Cargo and Cutch22 to get back on the field. Maybe there will be enough time. Pitching has been clutch and getting to the waiver on time has been my second most important weapon this season. Will probably fall short for finals week but am in the playoffs in all 3 re-draft leagues i’m in. I know what you’re going to say that i need to start playing in leagues that are my own age but i don’t have the time for it and my wife would not financially support it. Good luck down the stretch and beyond, man!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              Ha!
              You’re never gonna let me forget that, huh? :)

              Whatever leagues they are, making the playoffs in all three is impressive. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go meet Chris Carter for lunch in Philly.

              Good luck to you too, man!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd: Pass if you’re trying to win this year

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Todd: You take that deal. You take that deal right now, damnit!!

  13. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    valbuena or rutledge. i dropped venable for rutledge and lost out on waivers to different owner trying to get him back. don’t particularly need a 2B here, just best overall player in OPS/total bases/hits.
    medica/snider/arencibia/dickerson (CLE) also available. i have no 1b/c backups in this league.

  14. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    arcia/cain sugar/snider/venable to replace mccutchen in OPS/net steals league? i am up in net steals by a lot. if baez is good i’ll be able to drop alcides (lots of guys like him are free agents, this is 12 teamer)

  15. Robert says:
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    Trade Max Scherzer for Matt Kemp? Have great staff now outfield is Calhoun, Bruce, Gomez, Heyward, Chris Carter uliity Alex Gordon have McCutchen, Cargo on bench need SB’s, avg, Rbi’s

    • @Robert: hmm, not sure Kemp is gonna give you SB’s and avg..I would not trade max for Matt, you can do better for Max.. Plus Cargo should be ready to go today in Piss Water Beer Field…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: kemp’s season average is just fine. and lately he’s been great. steals are pretty much gone with him though.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Apples and oranges, you can prolly do better

  16. Robert says:
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    Thanks would rather get Todd Frazier or Michael Brantley

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Id want Brantley but love both of them…would be more of a position choice for me

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others… depends on needs

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    I’d eat it! And then I’d wash it down with an ice cold Budweiser! Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

  18. Bas says:
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    Mighty Grey,

    I’am preparing for 2015 in my 12 team 5×5 league. We keep 7. Right now I want to keep Chapman, Kimbrel, Darvish, Mcutchen, Fielder, Santana, and Justin Upton. (keep all forever)

    Pedroia, Gio and Wright won’t make the cut as far as I can see now.

    But I’am trying to do a 3 way deal to get another keeper. I give Pedroia and Reddick and get Altuve. I can keep Altuve or flip him to another owner to get Harper or Hanley. That will mean that Upton or Santana have to go.

    What would you suggest Grey?

    Thanks as always,
    Bas from Holland

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bas: Get Altuve, lose santana..but if you can flip altuve for Harper do it..and still lose santana, You can find another “Santana” next year

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others, even if you can’t flip him Altuve will be a nice keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Agree with others

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I could watch that on repeat all morning.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha it’s the p**sy patrol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, true

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: she’ll be quite large in less than 5 years.

  19. Yescheese says:
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    Tonight’s the night Razz Nation! We get to see if Jake Arrieta is for real, or a cubs trade deadline mirage. Arrieta @COL

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Yescheese: tomorrow’s the night boys! Tomorrow!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yescheese: Any pitcher in Coors could struggle, doesn’t really matter

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Lifejackets used to be filled with sunflower seeds for floatation

    • @JeF With 1 F: I bet the people on the Titanic wished they had themselves some sunflower lifejackets…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      weird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: And they used to play baseball floating in the sea during WWII, that’s how baseball players started eating sunflower seeds

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: It all comes together

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See that?

  21. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Yordano Ventura or wily peralta ROS?

  22. Tony C says:
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    David wright is killing me!!! Drop him for Gyrko, Chisenhall or Fransis o ROS?

    • @Tony C: He is killing me as well, but I would not drop him for any of those guys..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom

  23. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Which MI should I drop: Gennett, Lawrie, or Wong?
    Thanks!

  24. Ulysses says:
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    Trade Braun$43and bumgarner$33 for Baez and Hahn? Nl only keeper id keep Baez for 13 and Hahn for 10 next year. 260 dollar budget.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Braun and Bum

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ulysses: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ulysses: Are you playing for next year? Then, sure

  25. Spyre says:
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    Drop Segura for Baez a solid move?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s a gamble, but Segura isn’t doing much to keep his spot. I might do it

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Spyre: DO IT…not much to lose

      • Spyre says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks everyone. Santana is also available, think hes better than Baez ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Baez

          • Spyre says:
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            @Grey: Good to hear. Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  26. G says:
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    Contemplating a trade for Baez in context of my Possible keepers for next year (posted options below). Only thing is I can only have 4 keepers. If I acquired Baez he would be an 11th or 12th rounder next year. Thought on which 4 to keep? I am definitely going with abreu and Harvey. And is Baez worth trading for with intent to keep him if these are my other options? I’d be trying to offer Calhoun, chase Anderson, or Wong for Baez, so appreciate your thoughts on those offers as well. Thanks in advance

    Abreu (7th)
    Moss (11th/12th)
    Arenado (11th/12th)
    Wong (11th/12th)
    Arrieta (11th/12th)
    Harvey (10th)
    Taveras (11th/12th)

    • @G: I would try and trade for Baez and see what happens..

      I would say these are your top 4 keepers for now:

      Abreu (7th)
      Harvey (10th)
      Arenado (11th/12th)
      Taveras (11th/12th)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @G: Agree with others..I would even move Taveras for Baez straight up if calhoun doesnt get it done. Id rather have the MI than the OF

      • G says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: thanks for the responses. What about arrieta as keeper option. Us that something to even consider

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @G: Not really

  27. Plumbing4 says:
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    Baez or Bogaerts ROS? I also have Santana at SS

      • james says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: :

        Depends on your level of risk. Baez could be a beast, or could be nothing. Xander is already an above average player, but he is not breaking out this season (or far less likely to make a major stride mid season).

        i would go Xander if i am close in the standings and need steady production, and Baez if i really need something big to be relavant.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @james: bogaerts this year simply isn’t an “above average player” in standard sized leagues. go check any player rater you want. … ….. ok, well i’ll be around.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Santana!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Plumbing4: Santana ROS

      • plumbing4 says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I’m keeping Santana, just thinking Baez as backup over Xander.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d take Baez as a backup, sure

  28. papasmurf says:
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    What a hideous game for OAK. TB tried to give it away so many times and all OAK could do was muster 3 runs. Even the Norris game winning was a trickler through a gap up the middle the size of Texas.

    Moss is lost.

    From Moss the Boss to Moss the Lost.

    I am benching him against Smily. Knowing my track record, perhaps today is breakout day for him.

    • @papasmurf: Papa, I am sure the A’s will take the win..A win is a win is a win, it doesn’t have to be pretty…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      bummer

  29. papasmurf says:
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    PS, I had to laugh at Longoria’s HR.

    I laugh when I see Stanton’s homers because he hits them like few can.

    Longo’s HRs are more short-o’s…

    That shit was like maybe a foot over the feet LOL. 2-0 count looking FB, got one he could drive. Seemed to catch all of it on a line. And yet, barely over.

    I don’t recall he has hit one single bomb this year. My over/under for him is 22. Would sign up for it right now in a heartbeat.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha agreed

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @papasmurf: yeah, i picked worst year ever to own this guy for my first time. thought it was super value when i got him.

  30. Rocky says:
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    Trying to unload Baez to shore up my pitching depth thinking that he’ll take. Where do you see his value as trade bait in an NL-Only? Been offered Hudson but not loving him ROS…

    • Rocky says:
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      @Rocky: Sorry, that meant to say *take a while to adjust at this level.

    • james says:
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      @Rocky:

      Realistic- Hudson

      Over the moon- anyone

      I would hold him until he hits his first dinger or steals a few bases, someone will fall in love, and you can get a huge return. Right now in a redraft, he is a rookie with strike out issues. He has a 50% chance he will not even make it a week in the bigs.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      aim high while he’s got the heilum

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Rocky: Not Hudson..aim higher or hold

  31. John Rubino says:
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    Someone just dropped Alcides. If I put in a waiver claim, should I drop Segura, Gyorko, or Arismendy?

    Right now I have Santana @ SS, Gyrko @ 2B, and Arismendy @ UT for Colorado.

    12 team roto, Yahoo standard rosters, 4 points from 1st – I’m neck and neck w/ the leader on R’s & HR’s, have 3 teams within 2 SB’s of me, and I’m sitting w/ a 4 in AVE.

  32. Matty says:
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    Thanks to your guidance I’m definitely in the playoff hunt, but I fear that I won’t do much damage once I get there without some big moves at the deadline. Do you see any glaring deficiencies in my 10 team redraft h2h 5×5+H,TB,OPS (beyond presently only having one closer)? Any desperate trade deadline moves?
    C- Montero
    1B- Pujols
    2B- Kinsler
    SS- Andrus
    3B- Donaldson
    OF- Puig, Rios, Bruce
    UT- Rizzo
    BN- Alcantara, Baez, Bruce
    SP- Price, Arrieta, Richards, Hahn, Stroman, Gee, Kluber, Odorizzi, Ventura
    RP- Qualls

    Thanks dudes. I’ve replaced any reading of the news with Razzball. It makes my team better and makes me a more interesting conversationalist. Nothing like fitting a schmotato reference into a discussion about the geopolitical climate. My family and friends can have me back in October.

    • @Matty: Nice team, I would try and get another closer, IF, you can gain points in saves…

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Also Springer on the DL. I hope that that’s an important piece for the stretch run.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha team looks good. Springer should help…another closer for saves if you need them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Ha, nice! Agree with Mike…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: springer’s back soon, he played today.

  33. KK says:
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    Worth dropping Alex Gordon for a guy like Coghlan Carter span eaton singleton in an OPS league? What about yelich?

    • KK says:
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      @KK: and that’s dropping yelich he’s already on my team

    • james says:
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      @KK:

      Carter and Singleton have more power, but otherwise hold. Gordon is what he is, a .280 hitter with just shy of 20hr power, and just shy of 20sb speed. Yelich is a similar profile, but more projectable in the future (but close to gordon this season).

      Coghlan has a history of replacement level play, carter has issues keeping his BA over .230, and Span is what he is (and that is a .280 hitter with 25sb speed and 10hr power)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Yelich and Gordon

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I didn’t see Span in there sorry. I’d lose Gordon for Span and ride the hot bat

  34. BALCO Bombers says:
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    who do I replace the dread pirate with, carl crawford or martin prado? no really, which one.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes, I guess Crawford

  35. Carlos says:
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    Would you drop Utley and take a gamble on Baez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

  36. can't fight fate says:
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    Burn #2 waiver on Lawrie or pass? Do not really need him, but I have had the #2 forever, and nobody that great has ever been put on waivers. Redraft league. Already have Kipnis at 2nd and Gyorko depending on the matchup.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d pass if you don’t need him

  37. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Taveras or Baez in 12 team h2h?

  38. luv da rookies says:
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    Baez 10 Seager 10 (lad) Yelich 13 Harper 18 in an extremely high inflation VERY DEEP 260 NL only league for next year??
    5×5

    Whats the order considering positions eligible for 2015?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the prices on Yelich and Harper. Guessing Seager could move to 3rd, Baez stays at 2B. Not sure if Seager will be with the Dodgers out of ST

      Harper, Yelich, Baez, Seager would be the order for me. Seager might actually be a safer prospect than Baez in terms of risk.

  39. Cricket says:
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    i’ve been holding matt harvery (minimum keeper next year) all year, but for some reason i’m starting to sour on him. He’s clearly a play for next year, i just have a bad feeling.

    anyway, could you throw out a couple of names who he’ll align with as a keeper until he re-establishes himself? say. kluber and richards are stronger keeps merely because 1) they’re healthy and 2) they look great… or is that the kind of guy he aligns with? who knows if those two will fizzle out or come back strong next year.

    thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cricket: To me Harvey is a stud till proven otherwise..that fact that hes starting to throw now means hell be full go out of the gate next year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it can be a long road back from TJ, I’d keep Kluber over Harvey for 2015 only.

  40. Jose says:
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    Trying to land Samardzija and maybe Zobrist. The other team needs a 3B and I have Seager & A-Ram.

    Would giving A-Ram and Stroman be too much or too little to get Samardzija and Zobrist? If too little, what if I threw in Rios?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s not too little

  41. The Thumb says:
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    Jay Bruce is quietly 4 for his last 10 with 2 runs an 1 RBI and 1 steal. yay.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      excelsior!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Not for nothing, but it should be 5 for 10. He was robbed of a two-run double last night in his last AB. Come on, get hot Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!!!!

  42. baseball says:
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    Your thoughts on Tomlin and Morton tonight? Steamonator likes em but I’m not sure I trust those 2.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @baseball: I don’t trust them, but I’d start them if I had to

  43. claw dog says:
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    so somebody in my league made a trade of michael brantley and an 18th round pick straight up for a 12th round. We each get 8 keepers and its a 12 team league so the 12th round is basically the 4th round after keepers. I’m I crazy to think this is one of the worst trades I have ever seen. Nobody in my league seems as outraged by this as I am. I was just curious what everyone here’s opinion was on this trade cuz I just can’t figure out what the hell happened here haha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      maybe the guy thinks Brantley is having his career year and will regress or something.

      • claw dog says:
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        @Mike: yea thats 100% what he thinks haha. but even if he plays at like 75% of what he is doing this year I would think he is better than the 12 best player on a team. Also doesn’t help my thinking because it was the worst team in the league that made the trade and I would say he maybe has 3 or 4 better players than brantley on his team and he got sent to the 3rd place team

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, those are tough to swallow. I’d chalk it up as a bad move and go from here. If lopsided trades happen a lot and it’s getting to you then you might want to look at getting out of that league

  44. John E Depth says:
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    Should I trade Jesse Hahn & Arismendy Alcantara for Starlin Castro in a dynasty league? I am in second place trying to win 2nd straight title.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would, yes

  45. Clint says:
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    Is Wacha a keeper in an 8 team h2h pts league where we keep 10? My roster looks like this right now, I’m in 2nd place w/a secured playoff spot, and wondering if I should deal him for some playoff pitching help given his uncertainty:

    C: Mesoraco
    1B: C. Davis
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Gyorko
    SS: Segura
    OF: Puig, Harper, Bruce
    Util: Freeman, Moss, Bautista
    SP: Liriano, Teheran
    RP: Keuchel, Gausman
    P: Bailey, Cobb, Ventura, Masterson
    Bench: Burnett, Shark, Gray, Fister, Arrieta, Lohse
    DL: Wacha
    Prospect: Cingrani

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: You have pleanty of options..deal him..i would try and upgrade SS or 3B though

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  46. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Jays get Sanchez, Scherzer, and Price this weekend…over/under 7.5 runs in those 3 games for the Jays?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      man that’s tough all 3 combined? I might still take the under.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: DET’s bullpen sucks. take over. plus it’s not hard to believe at least one SP allows 3, getting you a lot of those runs in one game.

  47. Mike says:
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    Is it worth going after Segura? How injured is he?

    A need a MI desperately for the final push.

    Would you trade brantley for any of these: castro, desmond, segura, hanley?

    I would still have cargo, gordon, choo, hamilton

    Thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Do not trade Brantley for any of those..maybe you could move gordon for desmond or hanley.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Brantley. What are some waiver options?

      • Mike says:
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        Thanks for the reply

        Waiver guys are: valbuena, lemahieu, simmons, crawford, ackley, bonifacio, mercer, villar

        Its a 12 team H2H.
        I currently have wong, escobar

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime..I think you’re okay with Wong and Escobar personally

  48. Phil says:
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    in a 12 team mixed league. 17.5 points up on 2nd place. He just lost Goldie for the year. Would you trade Polanco in a keeper for someone like Iwakuma to try and lock it up? or is 17.5 enough cushion?

  49. Charlie says:
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    Nick Markakis is kind of doing what Alex Gordon should have been doing this season (minus the steals). Should I drop Gordon for Markakis or hold? 6×5 league including obp.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon in a vacuum but I’d ride the hottest bats to the finish line unless you’re in a keeper format.

  50. Steve Stevenson says:
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    With Cutch hitting the DL, my 6×6 (OPS & QS) OF is about to be Stanton-Moss-Reddick, with Kipnis at Util. Wouldn’t mind grabbing another OF, esp since Moss has gone cold. Have Pollock and Myers on DL but they’re both a couple weeks away. Would you grab Bruce (another couple hits last night), A. Jackson, or a hot schmotato like Snider, Medica or Venable?

    Also, have Baez to activate out of my NA slot in the same league. Would you drop EverCab to do it, or just hold off on the OF pickup for now?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Baez over ECab and hold your outfield for now

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. To be clear, I wouldn’t be dropping anyone from my OF, just moving Cutch to DL. So I have one roster spot to play with. If you’re comfortable dropping EverCab for Baez, that would give me a second roster spot for a bat.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          cool, then I’d take Bruce for a spin

  51. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Hey Grey I have 2 possible trades and wanted to get your opinion on which one you like better:

    1. Dee Gordon (last rd keeper for 2 years) and Zunino
    for Hamels, Kimbrel and Rosario

    2. Dee Gordon (last rd keeper for 2 years), Zunino, Salazar, Beckett, Gyorko and an 8th rd pick next year
    for Hamels, Kimbrel, Rosario, Cargo and Lynn

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      #2

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mike: Agree with Mike

  52. hifi says:
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    With Baez coming up I’ve got a bit of a crowd at MI. Keeper league. Daily H2H 5×5 w/ OPS/QS

    Who would you drop/trade to activate Baez?

    2B: Gyorko
    OF: Carter, Reddick,
    SP: Cole, Quintana

    • hifi says:
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      @hifi: Also, Lawrie and Trumbo are on the WW. Would you pick either of them up over the aforementioned?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d try to trade Gyorko

  53. Rondizzle says:
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    Gray, I finally dropped Jean Segura for Daniel Santana, I think it’s probably 3 months too late. Also, stay away from Daniel Murphy!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! haha

    • hifi says:
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      @Rondizzle: Dan Murphy owner here. I know he’s not a super sexy pick but why avoid him?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        @hifi: he was referrring to Grey’s blurb I think

  54. Todd25 says:
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    I’ve had Baez sittin in my NA spot since draft day. And i have Jean Segura and am skippy on SVs, reasonable to sell Segura for a closer and run with Baez? i figure he can at least duplicate the sad season segura is having?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  55. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Do you think Chris Carter will be played in Philly?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good question. I have no idea to be honest but you have to figure he’d see at least one game with how he’s been hitting.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        My guess is they run him out there in LF. Small park, not a lot of ground to cover out there….

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Carter playing tonight batting third. Stay hot, C.C.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Yeah, but he’s not you know who!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Who? GYORKO?

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              HE IS THE DANGER

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE

  56. hifi says:
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    Lawrie and Trumbo on the WW

    would you pick up either, or both, over Carter, Reddick?

  57. Oppo Taco says:
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    Went all in to win yhis years keeper and now im sans goldy and mccutchen. Two of the most durable studs in the league. Face palm

  58. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like more as a keeper league pickup; Baez or Joc Pederson? Will Pederson see time in the bigs this year (players are only eligible once they reach the majors in our league).

    Last, would you keep Baez/Pederson over Rizzo, Polanco and Segura/JoFer? I can only keep three.

    Thanks for all your help! Perhaps 2015 is the year you get to name my team…

    • @Hanklongball: Baez in a keeper, Joc could be up in September, when rosters expand..

      I keep:
      Rizzo, Polanco and JoFer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      maybe Pederson in September. he doesn’t have anywhere to play right now. Prefer Baez

      I’d keep Rizzo, Polanco, Baez sure. Might want to see how Baez handles himself before keeping him over Segura for next year

  59. Paul says:
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    As your 1 bench bat, would you rather have Baez, Calhoun, Dickerson, or Yelich ROS? My 2B/SS is Dozier/Dee + my OF/UTL (4 spots total) is Bautista, CarGo, Duda, King Rajai of SAGNOF.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Dickerson

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: Thanks all! Maybe I’ll play the Baez lottery for the week then move on to Yelich/Dickerson based on matchups – I’m the only one in my league who’s picked them up in the past so I don’t think they’re going anywhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Sweet title riff, Grey.

    More Cubbie news!

    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two stolen bases for Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

    Bryant is in the midst of an eight-game hit streak, and has hit .370/.528/.815 with three doubles, three home runs, and three stolen bases during that time.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Ummm yeah they need to call him up like…ya know…now

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! they are a loaded system for sure

  61. apiatt34 says:
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    Pick up Baez for Andrus ROS? Already have Arismendy at 2nd and Gordon at SS and we don’t play an MI spot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think I’d stick with Andrus there

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @apiatt34: Wow good one. I would prob drop Alcantara for Baez honestly

  62. Jon says:
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    Porcello for Alcantara in a keep 18 league? He should have 2B eligibility next year which is where I have a hole.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jon: Ehhhh

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jon: I mean you do have a hole there so I would probably do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Go for it

  63. Mello Yello says:
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    Javier = Savior

    …at least I hope so, otherwise I am ska-rewed

  64. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , pick two starters on 8/8

    Leake vs MIA NEovaldi ($13.5)
    Burnett vs NYM BColon ($12.6)
    Santana vs WSH SStrasburg ($11.4)
    Quintana vs SEA JPaxton ($11.3)
    Archer vs CHN TWada ($6.7)

    Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with SON

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Ervin, Quintana, top 4 should be safe

  65. Cranz says:
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    Misser Grey, just got this offer: my Hamels for his Rizzo.

    This is a no brainer – I take it right? Have a surplus of pitching (but working with a start cap).

    Please and thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, good deal

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Cranz: See you didn’t have to even ask! NO BRAINER!!

    • Cranz says:
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      @Cranz: Thanks, y’all!

  66. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    I dont even wanna go look at my score…the guy had kluber and richards throwing…and well I had roark and cobb smh….ill be in a bad mood all day now.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      oof

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @my sisters friend boyfriend: Ohhh man I didn’t even see G-Unit’s start because I was blackout dr…I mean, sleeping quietly haha

  67. Ryan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team keeper league.

    I was offered:

    Roark, Dickey and a 3rd pick (out of 3) for our amateur draft

    FOR

    Belt (Mine)

    Which side wins for future?
    Is it possible that Roark blossoming into one of the better SP in the league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s possible, I’d still take Belt there

      • Ryan says:
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        @Mike: If he swaped Bauer for Dickey does that sweeten it?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes, I like Bauer in keeper formats

          • Ryan says:
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            @Mike: Sooo…

            You’d take the Bauer + Roark + 3rd side?

            sorry for multi-responses. Just trying to improve the team.

            Thanks Mike

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              anytime. depends on how many guys you keep really. the more you keep, the better I like the pitching side. 10 keepers or less, I’d take the Belt side

  68. joe says:
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    start arrieta @ col tomorrow? SON doesn’t seem to like it

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If I own him I start him, and hope for a QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Not worth the headache

  69. Mike says:
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    Just plain wicked …

    Yadier Molina – Making progress in his recovery. Probably can’t wait to get out of the house before an incident happens with the triple-decker bunk beds.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks!

  70. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    I grabbed Baez on one team. Problem is, that leaves me with two bench bats and in a 10 team h2h I do not want two bench bats. Drop Aybar for Baez? other option is dropping K Davis, not sure what his playing time is going to be like going forward. I’m trying to get some trades through but no one seems too interested at the moment. So drop Aybar or Davis, hold? Drop Baez? Thanks!

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Shawn of The Livid: I would be dropping to make room for Springer.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Aybar, Springer

  71. Don Majkowski says:
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    Arismendy or Asdrubal ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mendy

  72. Mike says:
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    Lost Goldschmidt (and Votto earlier this year) and the wire is weak. Butler is out there and I am playing Jon Singleton at 1B.

    Was offered Rizzo for James Shields? Should I do it?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup Rizzo

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: Did it – Thanks!!!

        Now when the trade goes through, who do I drop Jon Singleton for:

        Andrew Cashner
        Chris Archer
        Shelby Miller

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Mike: Cashner

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Mike: jesus…Rizzo for shields?…id have to pinch myself

      • Mike says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        The same guy just traded away Yasiel Puig for Hyun-Jin Ryu and Shin-Soo Choo, helping the team chasing me in this league.

        I like my deal but that next one was a buzz kill.

  73. john says:
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    Hamels or Kluber ROS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Hamels but I’m chock full of Philly bias

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @john: I gotta go with Kluber..hes pitching like the 2nd best pitcher in baseball…actually in the last month hes blowing everybody away in points leagues.

    • Mike says:
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      @john: Kluber – after a couple of early rough starts – which landed him on the wire in a couple of leagues of mine – he has been lights out. But by an eyelash.

  74. john says:
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    Would like to start BAEZ but who sits Dickerson in COL w Baez or Span n Desmond at home vs Wheeler

  75. Spring Blake says:
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    Start Nelson or Lincecum today? Or bench both and stream a diff start later in the week?

    Thanks guys!

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Spring Blake: Best streamer would be roenis elias @ chw, btw according to SON, who also likes lince more than nelson

  76. luv da rookies says:
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    whats the chances of Giles being the closer out of spring training next year???

  77. phenomenot says:
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    who to drop if baez @ 2b, in a keeper: hill or scooter?

  78. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    HI Grey, Mike Nice work as usual, the title was definitely catchy. I really believe the Cubs made a great timing call with Baez. Is there a better ballpark to start a young batter in than Coors? I usually don’t do this but I see a Baez batty call tonight.

  79. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Allen Craig to the disgraceful list. Springer starts rehab today Cashner starts Friday. The door to my playoff shot is not quite slammed yet .

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: The guy is fragile

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Indeed

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: he may now in a year or two get what he’d always needed, a DH spot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  80. Game of thrones, ...the long hard fall.... says:
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    10-tm H2H cat. keeper (keep 12) Been in first all year, Just lost C.Lee, McCutch & Goldshmidt…
    … fo real…
    I’m looking to pick up C. Carter off the waiver to replace Goldy, and I have Polanco to fill in for McCutch (sort of)
    I have been offered multiple trade offers (to get Moss or Ortiz) but are those guys that much higher than Carter(who is on the wire) ?

  81. hifi says:
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    is this a buy low moment for Wainwright or are we expecting bad news soon?

    • hifi says:
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      @hifi:
      last 6 starts:
      7.2IP/0ER/2BB/1K
      7IP/0ER/3BB/5k
      7IP/2ER/0BB/4K
      4.2IP/4ER/4BB/4K
      7IP/0ER/3BB/3K
      5.1IP/7ER/3BB/5K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hifi: Something seems up with his low Ks, depends what you’re selling for him though

      • hifi says:
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        @Grey: Was thinking about Tanaka and Ross, Tanaka prob not dominating down the stretch, and Ross IP is way high on a bad team. But could keep Ross for dirt cheap next season…

        might try Tanaka and Quintana, thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tanaka’s likely done for the season

  82. Mike says:
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    SON absolutely loves Tomlin tonight vs Cincy, you guys buyin’?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’m not

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: good call

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. SportiveTricks says:
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    Alcides Escobar, Segura, or Everclear Cabrera ROS?

    Have Alcides, other two are on waivers…..

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey. You=the man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. Dave says:
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    Who is the better DL stash for next year, Matt Cain or Cliff Lee, in an NL only?

  85. hifi says:
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    Baez, Baez or Baez ROS and Dynasty?

  86. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    All of you cock-pullers are frontin,
    Wave your arms around like you some octopus or somethin,
    To better ya, for any chick you want, I’m gettin her,
    Rob people, mad ignorant, et cetera
    Who the one to entertain and fume with?
    Who you know breed humans can’t be in the same room with?
    Reefer sweet, wrap it up, free fix greet
    Every rapper rap maggot underneath my feet,
    Evicted, why you tryin to find shit to lick with,
    Even ya kids will tell you that you aint shit to this kid,
    Though you pretend to be glory,
    I’m number one that’s the end of the story,
    The black Clark Gable leave ya numb,
    Every single one frontin on your label is a bum,
    Let me slow it down, that’s enough of that,
    This I have to say to you, nothing, other rapper cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that new school Slick Rick?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: yeah buddy! New school as in like 1999 or 2000 but still new school for him. Wonderful album.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Don’t think I’ve heard it in 10 years

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: The Art of Storytelling. Yup I loooove that album.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… I might have to check it out again… Can’t be worse than Das Efx last album…Or just about every rappers last album that hasn’t made another one in ten years… Has any rapper gone out on a high note?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s not a Cypress Hill pun

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @Grey: Jay-Z went out about 5 times

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I should say rappers who never did another album… Guess it’s not fair, not a whole lot of musicians in general go out on top…

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: vanilla Ice?…he was pretty high when suge knight was hanging him off a balcony

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @Grey: Biggie went out about as high as you could

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Sure, if you don’t count the five albums that followed his death that he didn’t approve personally… Same with Tupac…

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: take that, take that, take that

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @JeF With 1 F: i guess the only way to go out high is to die

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: ha yeah Das had one in the 2000s right? Not so good, but i liked their early stuff. Ya Slick Rick definitely went out nicely with this album. You’re right though not a lot of guys do. I was even pretty disappointed with Rakim’s last one prob 5 years ago. I kinda liked and album KRS did with Buckshot but i think he is somehow still making music when he needs to just stop.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I’m crusty with my old school… Anything after 2000 is prolly bad if the artist was making records in 1990… I have not heard a majority of their albums, but I don’t really want to either… If EPMD didn’t go crazy, I’d prolly listen to one of their new albums…Nah, I wouldn’t…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: haha preaching to the choir man, but i couldnt live with myself if i didnt at least give Rakim a try. None of the new stuff is worth it. Good thing this Rick album was 1999! It’s safe to try!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, true

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: by the way, nice throwing that De La in the blurb today

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love that song… Shizz is on repeat right now, since last week…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: oh yeah in 2009 on Mos Defs album The Ecstatic, Slick Rick popped out of nowhere for a verse on one of the tracks and I was so pleasantly suprised, good tune. Last I heard of the ruler.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that is a solid song… De La did some nice stuff with Gorillaz too…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nick the dick: SLICK RICK THE RULER

  87. hifi says:
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    Tanaka & Ross for Stras?
    or
    Tanaka & Ross for Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not close

      • hifi says:
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        @Grey: so I should not accept Stras or Wainwright for my Tanaka/Ross?

  88. Eddie says:
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    What the hell do I do with Cutch? I have 4 weeks after this week (5 total basically) until the playoffs. I guess i need to wait for a real diagnosis to come out?

    sincerely, The guy who lost Jose Fernandez earlier this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Real diagnosis came out, he’s gone for a month at least, if the Pirates are out of it, may not really see him again this year

  89. I am pretty much in the playoffs in my H2H points weekly league.
    I could use another bat, is it crazy to try and try and get Cutch for cheap to use in the playoffs, or is his injury too serious to risk it..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re paying… I’d say there’s a 50% chance he’s done for the year

      • @Grey: 13th or 15th round draft pick for next year, something like that or a SP, Kennedy or the head & shoulders pitch man..

  90. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Hey was J.FOH emailing you all night about me in the expert league ha ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s really mad! Nah, he didn’t mention it to me…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: ha ha

  91. hankp says:
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    Any point to trying to grab McCutchen cheap for H2H playoffs if I have an extra DL slot? I might be able to get him for Ozuna, who I could probably live without.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair… I’d say there’s a 50% chance he’s done for the year

  92. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Screw cutch and goldy…im going to win anyway…i got WET TAIL and the zomBino Beltran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s all you need

    • @JeF With 1 F: screw the moron Kirk Gibson for allowing Goldy to pinch hit on his off day and for having his SP hit Cutch..Gibson is a horrible manager..He has a football player mentality..

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I think he was to stupid to memorize a football playbook. You see Tony Larussa overseeing the games I wonder how many times he wrote dumbass next to Gibson’s name

  93. Franco says:
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    Points league, drop Leonys Martin, Austin Jax, or Calhoun for Reddick?

    • Franco says:
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      Also could drop Gyorko for UTIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  94. King Andrus says:
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    Great Column Grey,

    6×6 H2H Mixed League (OPS,QS)

    Which two MIs do you like best ROS…Lawrie, Gyorko, Segura, Lowrie, Hardy, Alcantara, or Hill?

    Secondly,

    Same as above but just 1 for Util spot…Belt, Taveras, Morse, K Davis, Markakis, Stubbs or Reddick?

    Any advice you can lend will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Arismendy, Gyorko…Reddick…

  95. G says:
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    In my redraft what thought on offering
    My cargo and archer for his puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig side

  96. Robby D says:
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    Baez over Gyorko or Jed Lawrie the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey: I have Gyorko and Lawrie, i was asking Baez over either of them. I’ll probably just hold then.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Robby D: he answered that you should drop lowrie for baez

  97. Andrew says:
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    Rank for today?

    Morton home vs Marlins ($14.4)
    Danks home vs Rangers ($1)
    Kuroda home vs Tigers ($5.5)
    Kendrick home vs Astros ($5)

  98. Whirlaway says:
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    12 team h2h 7×7 with slg, obp

    Rosario – Abreu – Wong – Frazier – Andrus – Bautista – Kemp – Bruce

    Can you rank Top 2 for UTIL: coghlan, Trumbo, rajai, venable, singleton, kennys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai, Trumbo

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: Speed or power. I see what you did there. Thanks man.

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Whirlaway: Grey, in the same league, would you trade Abreu/Teheran for Puig?

  99. Bob says:
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    Sit Reddick against a lefty today and start Bruce who’s bat has very recently woken up?(albeit a small bit but it’s better than it’s been) Or is reddick to hot to sit right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Bruce

  100. Baezaworldseries says:
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    The Cubs heard Goldschmidt was injured so they called up Baez to see if he could help out my fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was nice of them!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  101. Giving Gattis/Bailey

    for

    Brantley/Chen

    Ive got Ramos also at C, 7×7 league. Seems great yeah?

  102. Bob says:
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    Think Cargo plays today? If so, he is a must start, right? Granted not the production I’d like but I still have to play him, I suppose. Thoughts? Sit markakis or Calhoun to plug him in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Calhoun

  103. Jason says:
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    Would you feel comfortable dropping Allen Craig? For Mookie Betts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 1 –

    (33) Rios @CWS facing Danks (Lefty)
    (114) Polanco @Home facing Hand (Lefty)
    (206) Moss @Home facing Smyly (Lefty)
    (???) Baez @COL facing B. Anderson (Lefty)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  105. Matt says:
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    If I am trying to win in dynasty, cool to trade Goldy and Cutch for Puig and Abreu?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Phil says:
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    in a 12 team mixed league. 17.5 points up on 2nd place. He just lost Goldie for the year. Would you trade Polanco in a keeper for someone like Iwakuma to try and lock it up? or is 17.5 enough cushion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  107. Fish says:
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    Bruce/Baez for Cueto? redraft, H2H yahoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  108. Paul says:
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    Sight unseen, is Baez in your top 100 for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  109. Phil says:
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    dynasty league…kimbrel or chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip

  110. Snake Hips says:
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    Ah feck- I picked up Allen Craig to replace Goldy and now he’s going on the DL too!

    Who to pick up now at CI? Points league…
    Singleton, valbuena, Francisco, Gyorko, solarte, headley, butler, medica, plouffe, Dunn, bogaerts, Howard

    UGHHH I just sharted

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  111. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey:

    Would you consider this trade:

    Get – Josh Hamilton and Round 20 next year draft
    Give – Austin Jackson and Round 10 next year draft

    H2H league, mix, 3 keepers

    If you consider the trade not fair, what trade of rounds would be reasonable.

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. Cheese says:
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    Was offered Bryce Harper for my Sonny Gray in a keeper league. Thoughts? Is Harper’s potential still real?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

  113. Jack says:
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    Bumgarner & Frazier for Miggy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d hold

  114. Dusty Baker says:
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    NL only 5×5 – Do I dump Howard and take Medica? Or does Howard have one of those huge Septembers he was notorious for ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just grabbed Medica, let’s try it..Together!

  115. Kid A says:
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    A dong shot that he launched in ST against the Rockies:

    http://gfycat.com/InsignificantPresentHartebeest

    All wrist and off his front foot.

    Got Baez in the FCL. Jack’s gonna be Full Of Hamsters before this season is through.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Rudy and I were actually at that game…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he beat me by mere minutes. Too bad I dropped him after the deadline after they said he wasn’t coming up anytime soon. I hope he sucks it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s gonna be awesome!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: *hands over ears* NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

            • Kid A says:
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              @J-FOH: try and fight it all you want, fat man, it’s happening.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Fightin’ words!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: @Grey: I hope he sucks it too. Sick of hearing about him!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh man!

  116. Det. John Kimble says:
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    As always, love reading your stuff, while also wasting time at work. Thanks again boys.

    Look for a fill in for Goldy (at UTIL) in a keeper league where we can trade next year’s auction dollars. Standard budget of $260.

    Should I pay $5 for Hamilton or shell out $10 for Bautista? I just splurged on King Felix for $15, so money isn’t tight… but it isn’t right. Another option is just throwing Springer in at UTIL too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! $10 for Bautista

  117. Moscowitz says:
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    Please rank Reddick, K. Davis and C. Davis ROS.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chris, Reddick

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Where would you put Bruce?

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First

  118. Dan says:
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    more valuable dynasty asset… Justin Upton( round 1) or Scherzer( round 10)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  119. Gabe says:
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    So I tried to sell choo months ago when you suggested it, never got a taker. So instead he rots on my bench and gives me an empty 1 for 4 once a week. Please give me permission to hit drop! He is just not gonna get hot this season, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop him

      • Gabe says:
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        @Grey: made my day, permission to rosterbate!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  120. Bob says:
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    With Marte coming off the DL, who do I drop to roster him?

    Josh Reddick
    Kole Calhoun

    Leaning towards dropping Calhoun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: so would you start Marte against Brad Hand at home over Markakis against Buehrle or Bruce at Cleveland against Tomlinson? Who sits?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Markakis

  121. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in case i’m not able to move wacha + 1 hitter for better keeper hitter should i keep wacha or ozuna as last keeper for next year (or does wacha’s possible late season performance have bearing on this?) these keepers after that arenado/goldy/wacha for my miggy/shark/perkins trade.
    arenado/goldy/upton/kinsler/cobb and either wacha/ozuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  122. goodfold2 says:
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    holy shit, so MLB network’s claim last night that mccutchen’s injury was caused at least indirectly by ARI intentionally throwing at him for retribution for Goldy’s hand is starting to look a lot more legitimate now that it’s a fractured rib. IF true, Frieri will have set off a chain of events that destroyed the last 2 months of 2 TOP 5 GUYS! definitely supplanting Quentin as comic book level villan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was hit in back, doesn’t seem related

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: their stipulation last night was that he ripped oblique while violently turning out of the way of the pitch that hit him in back. which was a violent turning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either way, it ain’t good

    • Hondo says:
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      @goodfold2: Whatever happened to drag bunt down the 1st base line?

  123. Gator says:
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    For 2015 who do you pick – Pedroia or Wong? Is Wong a 15/30 player next year or does he still need another year before putting together a full season like that?

  124. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    I just traded DeGrom for Pedroia in a keeper league. Im in contention, the other guy is in last. I didnt really need a second baseman (I have cano), but the flex is nice.

    Good trade? Im just taking a lottery ticket at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  125. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    WHo do you like as a streamer better tomorrow, Locke vs Marlins or despaigne vs twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Locke

  126. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Wheeler has been pretty good of late but SON doesn’t like his start tonight @Was ($1). What do you think, start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  127. Castro's Revolution says:
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    6×6 with OPS and Holds. Keeper league. My Samardzija and Billy Hamilton for his Felix Hernandez and Jayson Werth. Which side do you prefer? My only goal is to improve my team for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Prolly F-Her

  128. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Do you drop Calhoun for Baez, and if that waiver doesn’t go through, do you drop Calhoun for Denard Span? I have Springer coming back soon and plan on freeing him up with dropping Qualls. Hopefully Cutch can avoid a DL stint..

    10 team H2h Standard 5×5 Categories.. Team is hurting and im in 1st Right now.

    C: Rosario
    1B: Chris Carter
    2B: Kipnis
    3B: Longo
    SS: Andrus
    OF: Jupton, Polanco, Calhoun
    Util: Adams, Tavares
    Bench: McCutchen
    DL: Springer, Goldschmidt

    Thank you as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

  129. Sad Keanu says:
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    Should I pick up Brett Anderson over Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  130. Jack says:
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    MadBum & Frazier for my Abreu? Or MadBum & the other CarGo (now the good one)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs… Abreu forst

  131. Scooterboy says:
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    I just received these three trade offers today. Do you think any of them would be worth pulling the trigger on to help my team out. I play in a H2H 5×5 league. I’m currently tied for first, but have lost the last three weeks and my team avg. has been taking a huge dive. Thanks for the advice.
    1. I give up Lucas Duda and Cody Allen and get Carloz Gomez and Yan Gomes
    2. I give up Lucas Duda and get Dee Gordon in return
    3. I give up Lucas Duda and get Ian Kinsler in return.

    Here’s my team to date:
    C W. Ramos
    1B A. Rizzo
    2B H. Kendrick
    3B E. Longoria
    SS E. Aybar
    MI J. Kipnis
    CI A. Pujols
    OF R. Braun
    OF B. Harper
    OF B. Moss
    OF K. Calhoun
    OF L. Duda
    UT G. Polanco
    Bench A. Rios
    Bench A. Gordon

    SP M. Bumgarner
    SP S. Gray
    SP S. Kazmir
    SP A. Simon
    SP M. Latos
    SP L. Lynn
    SP J. Teheran
    SP J. Verlander
    SP S. Miller
    RP T. Rosenthal
    RP J. McGee
    RP C. Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do any of those…1. first

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: wow somebody really buying into wet tail being this good not just hot. is this jef sending these trade offers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  132. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else thinking that craig didn’t just reinjure that foot on his first BOS day? would explain how somebody just “loses” 200 pts of OPS from career lines.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, not sure

  133. Matt says:
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    Puig or Cutch ROS?

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Matt: you do know that cutch is missing at least a month, right?

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          @Matt: i wasn’t trying to be facetious, but if you are asking that question mine is a completely legitimate one. if you were running a race with a guy only a little faster than you are would it be a close race if he spotted you at least half the distance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  134. goodfold2 says:
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    now with this lineup in total bases and hits as extra cats h2h. 2 utils 3 OF
    mesoraco
    pujols/duda
    alcantara/harrison
    longo/harrison
    andrus/baez
    rios/gordon/polanco/jones/duda/springer (DL)
    have 11
    SP gee/miley/beckett/annabelle/keuchel/cobb/odorizzi/stroman/quintana/gray/wily p
    miley is stream spot (unless he both rules and odorizzi goes back to sucking), beckett is turning into lindstrom or cotts for 4th closer.
    first i though to ask about dropping gordon for beltran, but now i realize springer will be back soon, so i’m guessing gordon or rios is the drop for springer? i don’t need 4 bench bats, 3 feels like more than enough.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also have lindstrom stashed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  135. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    why the F doesn’t PIT DL a guy with a broken rib? is there something to be gained by this or is it just some lazy asshole taking too long with paper work?
    you agree with mike to pickup arcia over cain sugar/venable for mccutchen replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re coin flips… I’d go Venable, seems to be the hottest right now

  136. Count de Monetball says:
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    Lovin’ the Baez HYPE TRAIN, I’ve held him in the N/A slot all year long (now hoping for Bryant). If wheeler pitches another gym tonight, is he going to be a near “must start” for the season. I keep holding him on the bench while fearing the “roofie”, but he is wheelin’ and dealin’ right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get on the hype train before it leaves the station!

  137. frankgrimes says:
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    I held onto Baez for weeks
    everywhere I read they said September September
    dropped him Sunday and bam up the next day
    ¯\_(?)_/¯
    I hope he chokes on it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @frankgrimes: plus our own razzball prospect guy thought recently that bryant would be up earlier. i only got scooped to baez in one league yesterday after dropping him at trade deadline for joc pederson and was about to drop joc for bryant. also i missed the news and still had till like 6:30 eastern but didn’t notice baez news till like midnight last night.

  138. Al koholic says:
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    anyone hear anything new on when Tulo comes back?trade him for Dee if i need steals

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Al koholic: I’d hold for now

      • Al koholic says:
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        @jef with 1 f: cool,thanks,i cant seem to find anything on him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eh, if I needed steals, I’d prolly trade Tulo there… Who knows when he’ll be back or even if he’ll be back…

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Grey: SAGNOF

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            True, but DL and may not get anything from is on the other hand…

            • Al koholic says:
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              @Grey: plus i need the steals points,could gain 4 points on this move,thanks guys

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Al koholic: I hear ya..I was just thinking wait to hear something but if that something is bad news I guess you won’t get Dee for him then..I could go either way for steals

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @jef with 1 f: some risky biznatch

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, seems like a move you do

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @Grey: you have successfully swayed my opinion..you sly dog

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I do that, be sly.

  139. stonepie says:
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    with marte back, i need to drop an Outfielder. who goes out of hunter, calhoun, reddick, rajai, rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun or Hunter, depending on needs

  140. SteveV says:
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    ROS for saves Feliz or Petricka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz

  141. SteveV says:
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    Hahn has brutal matchups rest of the way. Considering that plus his shut down, drop him for Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you like…I haven’t looked at both of their matchups

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: somebody listed hahn’s matchups a bit back, they weren’t good. but for some reason ubaldo might get gausman’s job, so i’d hold for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: somebody listed hahn’s matchups a bit back, they weren’t good. but for some reason ubaldo might get gausman’s job, so i’d hold for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

  142. SpecialFNK says:
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    who is a better keeper 2015+.. Corey Dickerson or Kole Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  143. Scott says:
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    Keep Choo or drop him for Alcantara or Danny Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  144. Scott says:
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    Was offered J. Harrison and Bauer for McCarthy and S. Miller. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  145. nick the dick says:
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    Yo would u rather have longo or josh hamilton in a util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  146. nick the dick says:
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    Top 2 between andrus, marte and yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d dump Yelich, but it’s between him and Andrus for me

  147. goodfold2 says:
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    dammit, that’s two weeks in a row that i bench polanco for 1 day early in week and he gets a steal (it was his only one last week too). Hitter T didn’t like him today against lefty plus PIT moved him down in order again. last week i lost steals by that 1 steal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  148. Cram It says:
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    Boneface > Alcantara?

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Cram It: I’d prefer Alcantara here. Bonifacio looks like a platoon guy in Atlanta.

  149. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Embrace Daniel Murphy, Grey. You know you want to…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda want to just to reverse jinx him

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I sort of did the same thing to Cutter the other week, then he turned into Julia Child for the truffle challenge…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I was surprised by last night’s… Won’t say who it was in case you haven’t seen it yet

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: I haven’t… Hold your tongue, man!

            On second thought, if it was Courtney, you can tell me. Can’t stand how fake she is…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mum’s the word

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Courtney’s not the word? Are you sure?

                Only Elizabeth or Ahran would surprise me at this point. Maybe Daniel. Feels like he’s been flying under the radar.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I won’t say anything

  150. goodfold2 says:
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    looks like anderson didn’t even stay as healthy as you joked about.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this guy is gonna be living in a bubble before he’s 30.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie you mean, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah, Anderson too

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: didn’t even notice lawrie, yeah, wow. you see neil walker said he missed 2 days with his back getting sore from the beds he “had to sleep on with on road games”? don’t these guys sleep in the best hotels in the country? probably better beds than 90% of us sleep in every day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously…Crazy…

  151. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    gotta respect WSOX doing their part to make sure the balance in the world is right by leaving in danks to get a full day’s amount of regression.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. herschel says:
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    mike fiers getting the nod with garza going on the dl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, Estrada

  153. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I know you love catcher questions, so here goes!

    Dumping Ramos (paternity leave), so who is the best fill-in (OBP instead of AVG): McCann, Rosario, Castro, Zunino, Arencibia, Flowers?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: flowers while his glasses magic holds.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: well he has struck out twice to one of the worst pitchers this year in the entire league, colby jacked up cheese. hmm.

  154. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    i’ll ask Smooky too when his next post arrives, but it looks like kelley may have got back 8th inning over warren lately. in 20 team h2h dynasty with holds/RW/k per 9 .
    drop thayer (was holding on in case of benoit trade, which i suppose could still happen) for any of
    dunn/kelley/herrera (back to 7th inning)/jumbo D (actually getting holds now)/duensing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Kelley

  155. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    VARGAS! damn it was off hahn though .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  156. Jwjung21 says:
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    How much of my remaining $37 free agent budget would you spend to try and get Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends how bad you need him…Prolly $11

  157. J-FOH says:
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    My Rasmus batty call out hit your Baez

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @J-FOH: that game is in COL and in the 6th inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re so anxious for Baez to fail…The game’s still going!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I just got out of my delorean.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get back in it and go back to Sunday and pick him up…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I can’t go back, only forward and back from where I came. Bought the budget delorean which looks like a Fiero among closer inspection.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go forward and tell me how drunk I am on Thursday

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’m burping you like a baby and the guru is wearing a dress.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

  158. SteveNZ says:
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    Is that really Dunn pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best thing I’ve ever seen

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Making an (ahem) ass of himself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Not bad, actually…Considering

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: he was a high school quarterback in texas and played quarterback in college.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah

  159. Jon says:
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    Hammel or Eovaldi ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  160. goodfold2 says:
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    holy shit, donkey just pitched an inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  161. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow. So not only is Betances pulled from the game for hitting Torii, but now Interpol’s investigating him for damaging antiquities.

    Also, my family was down on me for not wishing for peace in the Middle East when I bit into that genie finger at Burger King. But still, I think seeing Dunn pitch was worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  162. goodfold2 says:
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    miley is really pissing me off. i think i’ve used this guy like 5 times this year, and seen around 3 of those look just like this.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: am i better off later in week (SON actually likes Miley’s later in week start vs COL)
      holding miley for that or keeping beckett @ MIL? had planned to keep miley, but now that ERA/WHIP is destroyed might as well try to get wins (i’ll be down 0-2 in losses now). beckett would def be grabbed by somebody simply due to season long ERA. miley is only used by me ever. i’m really not good at 10 team leagues. don’t know when to
      1. draft pitchers higher in first place (every team in league has better pitching than me)
      2. drop hitters for other hitters when drafted hitters are underperforming (rios/gordon)
      there really is an adjustment to drafting pitchers between 10 and 12 team leagues.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, grab Beckett

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pitchers are very droppable in 10 team leagues

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: already have both beckett and miley. wondering whether or not this “start” overrides SON loving Miley for his next one. one of these guys is stream spot, and other is for 4th closer whenever i can find one. basically is either of these better start for later in week
          beckett @ MIL
          miley vs COL

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t see why one start has anything to do with another

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: agree with pitchers being droppable. i lost porcello/mchugh/smyly/others doing that.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and how the hell are those last 3 runs earned? he struck out a guy for the third out, but guy got to 1st on wild pitch. aren’t those ruled same as errors as far as scoring goes? guess not. and just how bad must you be schultz to allow homer to aoki?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2:in different league i sure thought i was smart having noticed to grab miley instead of tomlin at last second. whew, thought i dodged a bullet there.

  163. Carter says:
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    Harper or a stray cat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cat

  164. AJ says:
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    Feel like its time to drop Aaron Hill, already have all positions covered, just looking for a valuable piece for the stretch run. Drop him for any of this mix bag, Rosario, Singleton, Taveras, deGrom. Nathan, Cody Allen, or just hold, he’s riding bench for now, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  165. john says:
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    would you trade dickerson and baez for harper? y/n Jupton y/n

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it for Upton if that’s what you’re asking

  166. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    uh oh, why did arenado come out after singling? they didn’t do it right away, so it could’ve just been a speed play from culberson (but is he even that fast?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, don’t see any news on it

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: they had guys on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out (he was the guy on third) so it could’ve been just to make sure guy from third scored easier (if in fact culberson is supposed to be fast). but barnes double played.

  167. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    my fault, kelley was picked up almost right after i dropped him back on like june 9th. ok, any of these over thayer then (thayer has wonderful ratios but basically no holds, even pitched today when down by 2)?
    dunn/herrera /jumbo D//duensing? of course i’m not talking about donkey the pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

  168. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    BAEZ! bout damn time with the 50% k rate.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: really hadn’t been a good game starting both him and alcantara.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam! Where’s JFOH now?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks for the mid-game reverse jinx, Jack-O.

        bumped me into 4th place in the FCL, and him to 5th.

        Do it again tomorrow!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: I just ordered a baez jersey….reverse jinx!

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @J-FOH: he’s right though, rasmus didn’t have as many outs or K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh hell yeah

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I did not just add that to my ipod *nodding head up and down*

  169. Mello Yello says:
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    Javy Baez baby!!

  170. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    Been struggling at SS all year. Hardy, Bogarts, Alcantara, etc. Just picked up Baez. Got offered Hanley for Tyson Ross. H2H pts league where Ross has been pretty dominant. Other Sp’s are Sale, Stras, Liriano, Stroman, Arrieta, Kazmir, Alex Wood, Kimbrel, Robertson, Holland and Pineda on DL. Hold or pull the trigger? Anyone know is Ross will be on an innings limit? Thanks

  171. Lopes says:
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    Gattis just became available in my H2H league, should I drop Rosario for him or roll with rosario for the time being

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