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Yesterday, there was a pitching performance that truly captured the minds and hearts of the general public.  You know, the general public — the people you smile at on the street and wonder how they got their shirt on because they look so dumb.  Those people!  This pitching performance wasn’t done by just any average pitcher.  No, it was done by…an outfielder.  Travis Snider struck out Joey Votto!  Whaaaaaaat?!  Oh, and Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter.  It should’ve been a perfect game, but Hanley didn’t feel like it.  It’s okay, Hanley, don’t beat yourself up over it too much.  Let Dodger fans do it for you!   Kershaw’s game wasn’t perfect in the strictly record book sense, but it was in the fantasy sense.  15 Ks, no hits, no walks — you now have the best pitching performance of this year, and it might be a top ten fantasy start of all-time.  I wonder if you could buy him low.  I keed!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  The mirror under his nose is finally fogging up!

Michael Brantley – Dealing with concussion symptoms because John McDonald’s allowed to wear Iron Mike Sharpe’s knee pads.  The Indians hope Brantley can return on Saturday.  Not as much as I hope.  I hope so much I had Shepard Fairey stencil a red, white and blue poster of Michael Brantley with the word HOPE underneath him.

Josh Outman – Designated for assignment.  When the news was delivered, there was an extended Abbot & Costello routine between Francona and Outman with Francona saying, “You’re out, man,” and Outman saying, “That’s my name!”

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, and made only one mistake yesterday to Giancarlo (16 more to go!), but everyone makes a mistake to that hunky sexbot. I made the mistake of losing my virginity to some girl rather than waiting for Giancarlo.  It’s okay, I just tell everyone my first was named Giancarla.  Any the hoo!  Throughout his career, Arrieta’s thrown around 94 MPH on his fastball, which is usable and almost sexy.  His Ks have been downright yawnstipating though, because his secondary pitches have been borderline dreadful. The only thing that was truly nasty in his arsenal was his cutter. Why not throw it more, you ask.  Great question, over-the-internet friend.  Only you should’ve asked it last year.  He’s bumped his usage of the cutter from 6% of the time to almost 20% of the time this year.  The percentage of times a batter swings and misses has gone from 6.8% to plus-9%. 6.8% would have him around that of Jarred Cosart and barely in the top 100 starters.  Plus-9% has him in the top 25 starters. He’s struggled with control in the past, so far he’s got that under 3 walks per nine.  He’s not throwing more first pitch strikes, but the amount of swings and misses a batter is taking at balls inside and outside the strike zone has gone up.  It’s still a small sample size — that’s what she said! — but I think he’s figured something out. I.e., how to pitch.  If he were available in my league, I’d definitely look at grabbing him.

Nate Schierholtz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Schierholtz, or as they say in Dusseldorf, German For Pantyhose, has been awful so far this year.  Very little power, hitting .212, which is only good for an area code.  G.F. Pantyhose could get hot and start hitting bombs, so I’d eye him like a cyclops with a monocle.

Brad Penny – Signed a minor league deal with the Marlins.  Looked like Brad might be out of baseball, but the Marlins aren’t afraid of being Penny savers.  *high fives self*  Ow, my thumb!

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 5 ER.  So, this is the part in South Florida where Captain EO is diagnosed with vitiligo and you have to remove the 3-D glasses.  Eov with his head!  Chances are it’s just a dip in the road and he hasn’t Eovolved into something else in the last two horrendous starts, but, in reality, which is something none of us are used to, there’s probably a dozen pitchers worth grabbing eover him.

Giancarlo Stanton – After hitting his homer yesterday (still 16 more!), he left the game with a sore wrist.  Weird, when I watch him I also get a sore wrist.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Activated from the DL after missing two weeks with a concussion.  Salty originally had his clock run when someone took Outkast’s line, “Shake it like a salt shaker,” way too literally.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-4 and his 4th steal and is hitting near-.450 in the last week.  You’d really have to twist my arm for me to recommend picking him up, and I used to do ronde jambes standing on my hands, so I’m hella flexible.

Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Padres in Petco.  Unfair.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 1 RBI.  Every time I get out, you pull me back in!  And I’ve wanted to get out a lot.

Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA is at 2.36.  I should’ve held him while he was on the DL.  I see that now.  Thank you for pointing it out.

Grady Sizemore – The Red Sox released him.  This throws a monkey wrench into the statue the Sons of Sam Horn were erecting in Faneuil Hall for him.  With only half the statue completed, they’ve decided to tear it down rather than risk have anyone think it was for Grady Little.

John Lackey – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Well, I guess I shouldn’t have dropped him after his last start.  Know when to hold your streamers, know when to walk away.  Know when to run.  That’s what ex-Rangers pitcher, Kenny Rogers, always said.

Glen Perkins – Missed yesterday’s game with back soreness, and is day-to-day.  In his stead, Casey Fien pitched for the save.  See, he pitched for it.  He didn’t get it.  Appropriate since fien is French for “almost the end.”  Casey Fin would’ve rolled the credits.  Fien gave up back-to-back homers to Papi and Napoli, which sounds like I’m at a Mario Bros family reunion, but I still picked up Fien in one league where I’m desperate for saves, because he has been Fien most of the time, and I have no idea how long Perkins will be out.  Better SAGNOF than sorry.

Chris Parmelee – 3-for-4 and his 4th homer.  I nearly wrote his name as Parmless, then I laughed.  Deep, hearty chuckles.  Owning Chris is Parmless!  (And also pointless.)

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.25.  At least Kirk Gibson has something to fist pump about besides, “I’m almost fired.  Yay.”  Gibson looked like so much more than a streamer yesterday vs. the Red Sox, but his peripherals don’t say the same — under-5 K/9; 2.7 BB/9; 4.06 xFIP.  That’s streamer stuff, and the Stream-o-Nator hates his next start too.

CC Sabathia – Six weeks away from returning.  The Yankees said they are looking at it like he’s at the start of Spring Training, which means in a few days we’re going to hear about how CC’s in the best shape of his life.  Since his previous shape was ‘melon ball,’ I’d prolly agree.

Chase Whitley – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Yawn.   I mean, okay, but yawn.  I mean, Yawny McYawnstein called and yawned.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-5 and 2 runs, and he had homered in his last two games.  I think I moved in my pants.  On the front side.

Brian McCann – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Speaking of movement in the pants, McCann hasn’t beat the shift much this year.  His BABIP is .226 and he is hitting a ton of ground balls.  Wouldn’t shock me to see him hit 20 homers, but it may come with a .235 average.

Mark Buehrle – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to a whopping 2.32.  Damn, yo, that’s barely better than Kershaw.  You’re supposed to be my ace, Kid Cudi Buehrle, act like it.

Brett Lawrie – Was hit by a pitch on his hand, but the X-rays showed no breaks.  I didn’t see it, but knowing Lawrie, I imagine he saw the pitch coming and then ran full-steam ahead at it.

Jonny Venters – Out for another 4 to 6 weeks.  Hoping it will help his elbow heal, the Braves gave Venters a plasma injection into his elbow, which sounds like it would look similar to slime from You Can’t Do That On Television.  But…I don’t know.  AH!!!

Aaron Harang – 5 IP, 8 ER.  Hey, just in time for Alex Wood to come back.  Don’t let the door hit you, where the good Lord split you, Harangutan!

Evan Gattis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, as he extends his hitting streak to 17 games.  It’s the longest such streak in Braves history for a catcher and longest in major league history for guy who ate a steady diet of government cheese and lived in a van down by the river.

Justin Upton – Sat out yesterday after waking with dizziness.  Maybe he heard about the NWA biopic, because that made me dizzy with excitement.  Can I play one of the mustachioed cops in the Straight Outta Compton video within the Straight Outta Compton movie?  Please, Cube, please.

Ryan Howard – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, and homered twice in the previous two games.  In your best Curly voice, you’re screaming you want mo’ Howard!

Marlon Byrd – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .268.  He’s done about all you could’ve expected from him this year, assuming you only expected around a fantasy number four outfielder.

Domonic Brown – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 5th steal.  Has a hit in six of his last seven games, hitting .310 in that time with a home run.  He’s been awful this year, I wouldn’t have drafted him and yadda squared.  But he’s not this bad, and you know what to do with that big fat but.  Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.

Mitch Moreland – Had season-ending ankle surgery.  Still never heard of cankle surgery.  Rethink things, God!

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.91.  That’s my boy!

Alberto Callaspo – 2-for-4, hitting .666 in the last week.  Quick, somebody wake up the Mayans!

Edinson Volquez – 2 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Ray Searage, there’s no bungee attached to that harness.  Ray?  Raaaaaaaaay!!!

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and not even sure how the Reds scored 11 runs and there was no stand-out star in the game, besides maybe Skip Schumaker and Zack Cozart.  Ticker tease the whole lot of you!  I mean, Travis Snider struck out Joey Votto!

Alfredo Simon – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.95.  Just think, you could’ve told your leaguemates that Simon was holding a gun to your head at your draft and you had to draft him instead of Verlander in the 4th round, and then next year your leaguemates would’ve tried to get kidnapped in Venezuela prior to their draft.

Denard Span – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals.  Since I started talking about him, he’s hitting around .270 with five steals this month.  No wonder no one cares.  I need a new squeeze.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5 and a slam (10) and double legs (4, 5).  On the menu that reads as ‘Swoons Over My Slammy.’

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks as he returned from the DL and picked up right where he left off.  Nat-Gio’s leaving more hanging than the latest issue of Nat-Geo.

Matt Dominguez – 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Not a huge game, but just wanted to point out that he’s about one decent game away from being better than David Wright on the year, according to the Player Rater.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th home run.  Maybe it’s that much sweeter because I grabbed him after Sky dropped him, but I’m khrushing hard on Davis.

Chris Owings – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .283 on the year and over .300 in the last week.  Yeah, I’d Owings him.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Yesterday, I said he was a hot schmotato.  Today, I say I agree with YesterGrey.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.48.  The Emoticon is owned in 64% of RCL leagues compared to 50% of ESPN leagues, and in shallower leagues, I’d own him less.  He’s barely above that of a streamer and the Stream-o-Nator is pretty meh on his next start.

Omar Infante – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd in his last three games and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  HBO, as he’s known in his home country, is a hot schmotato.  As for his nickname, “It’s not TV, it’s Hispanic Baby Omar,” just doesn’t have the same ring.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4 and 7 for his last 11, which in this case doesn’t mean cylindrical hamburgers and Slurpees, but a hot hitter.

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks.  On the year, his numbers are 1.15 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 52 Ks in 31 1/3 IP.  *starts talking like Scarlett O’Hara, pats handkerchief on forehead*  Oh, Mammy, that is so beautiful!

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the disa-Rays, ERA down to 2.74, and 2 earned runs in the 19 IP since his last call-up.  Gausman has done all can to stay in the Orioles rotation.  Now it’s up to Buck Showalter and whether or not he wants to use a six-man rotation.  I wish an Orioles beat reporter would say directly to him, “So, you would’ve used a six-man rotation with Johan, as you stated, but you may not with Gausman?  Please answer quickly before Grey’s head explodes.”

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.48.  Both him and Gausman threw 111 pitches yesterday and both threw 70 strikes.  Meanwhile, a butterfly flapped its wings in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey and now there’s a drought in Somalia, are you people happy?

Adam Wainwright – After throwing a bullpen session, he’s been cleared to start on Saturday.  That breeze you feel isn’t the Santa Ana winds; it’s his fantasy owners exhaling.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286.  In my overrated Crapenter post, I put him down for 94/12/69/.304/4, saying I was actually being generous.  I wasn’t kidding; he’ll be lucky to get to those projections.

Bartolo Colon – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K.  Fartolo doubled yesterday, his first extra base hit in 17 seasons and his 1st hit since 2005.  He was thinking double right out of the box.  Double cheeseburger.

Eric Young – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he hit leadoff.  His two hits were doubles.  He took 8 seconds to get from home to 2nd base and Bartolo took 12 seconds.  Though Bartolo did stop at a weigh station.

Jenrry Mejia – 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  Put two men on and then got the quick hook like the Mets were going for the pennant.  I’ve seen more patience for Dr. Kevorkian.   Mejia is still the closer, but his leash is obviously short.  Dana Eveland got the save yesterday.  Save speculators can stop salivating, he’s a LOOGY.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Could someone with a DeLorean go back to March and tell me to draft Abreu instead of Hosmer?  I will patiently wait for this blurb to magically disappear.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  The Donkfather was this week’s Creeper of the Week.  There, J-FoH lists the donkeys:   Mini Donkey, Mini-Mini Donkey, El Burro and Urban Donkey.  He did forgot one:  B.J. Upton who is Sucka Donkey.

Ronald Belisario – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER and the save.  I only mention closers when there’s a change to their value.  Belisario is still the closer; nothing’s changed.  I just wanted to say, he is so miserable.  In his last ten games, he has 7 saves and has given up runs in six different games.  He’s doing a balancing act of the improbably awful.  It’s like he has a GoPro camera attached to his helmet and every game he dives into the toilet from Slumdog Millionaire.

Angel Pagan – Missed the last two days with back inflammation.  You’d think a Pagan would be used to living inflamed.

Tim Hudson – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies have a mutual friend of Perez Hilton’s, they own Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) on DVD and they will take your starter’s ratios and crush them.

Gregor Blanco – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he fills in for Pagan.  A man, who was known simply as Blanco, because of his albino skin tone, has a basement filled with Pagans and bottles of Red Rooster hot sauce, according to author Dan Brown.

Buster Posey – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .276 on the year.  Snooze.  He’s gonna be lucky to get into the 2nd round of Rotoworld’s 2015 rankings.

Ehire Adrianza – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Fun fact!  That’s not his first name, it’s just that the Giants found him on Monster.com.

  1. This team sucks says:
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    Drop stashed Alex Wood for Arrieta?

      • Donald Trump says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I hear that arrietta is the new shizz.

    • Hawk says:
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      You hope to get out of Wood what you’re already getting out of Arrieta. I’d look at their next few upcoming starts to make sure neither is headed to Coors or Arizona etc…

      If everything looks ok though? I’d go Arrieta.

      • @Hawk: Wood is the better overall SP..Arietta has done this before and then crashed and burned..Lets see what Mister Albright has to say…

  2. Longbeachyo says:
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    Does England beat Uruguay today?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Longbeachyo: Did you see URU play Saturday??? Absolutely. England looked like they could’ve beaten Italy at points in their game. Uruguay eliminated today, no doubt.

  3. Abdoozy says:
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    The best part of Kershaw’s game was watching the reaction of his owner in my $$$$ league, who drafted CK 2nd overall, when he realized the game would make absolutely zero difference in his weekly results since this week’s opponents staff included Hudson, Harang, Eovaldi, Verlander and Scherzer….

    • Chris says:
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      @Abdoozy: Add this to the already lengthy list of reasons why Head to Head is insanely idiotic. It’s fantasy baseball for people who prefer fantasy football. Or for people with short attention spans. Or for people who suck at life.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Chris: there’s another type that would fulfill the worlds of both types. the weekly immediate gratification (end of the week pulse going crazy), and taking the luck out of it (like roto). It’s H2H roto hybrid, wherein it’s roto, but only scored weekly (so like 26 weekly roto seasons, scored each week). you play your category stats against everyone else, each week, and get a score for how you did. in some variants of this they have a completely H2H style few weeks of playoffs, in a different variant only so many top teams survive till last few weeks and regular roto winner of last few weeks wins. Problem is i have no idea what sites run this and only heard about it from Baseball Forecaster (Ron shandler, it’s mentioned in that book every year)

        • Sherm says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: That sounds like ESPN Fantasy Basketball. H2H, but with categories.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Chris: I’m betting your neckbeard is luxurious.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Chris: Troll

  4. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Gattis bangfizzle

  5. Randy says:
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    My favorite part of tonight’s game was that I just finished pulling of trading Gregory Polanco and Ventura for Kershaw and Billy Hamilton. Whatever, it’s just gonna be vetoed anyway. I swear, the goddamned jelous bitches in my league…

    • @Randy: would YOU give up Kshaw and Billy Wheels for those 2..AH, I didn’t think so!

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: that trade is completely ridiculous that anyone on his side would do it thinking he was really helping his own team. even in a keeper he should be getting more for best pitcher and best basestealer. not you, but your trade partner is retarded

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Randy: Yes, middle schoolers can be such jealous beeyatches…

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Randy: Trades should just automatically go through, and commish should be the only one with veto power just in case of suspect play. But if someone is stupid, that’s their fault.

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @SallyCips: idk, trades should always be fair, IMHO. Unbalanced trades have the appearance of collusion, even if it’s just player A being stupid beyond belief. In my money league this year we saw the first vetoed trade ever — Cespedes for Cingrani. It was initiated by the guy owning Cespedes. The commish saved him from himself.
        Bat-shite-stupid trades do nothing to help the competitive balance in a good league.

        • Sally says:
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          @Abdoozy: Again, that’s for the Commish to decide. I don’t look into collusion unless it’s a first place-last place (or thereabouts) trade, the owners have a history (good friends/family), and it’s close to playoff time. Having the league vote isn’t fair as, as stated, jealous owners are likely to veto for their own purposes and not fairness. You are ultimately responsible for your team management.

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            @Sally: There’s no reason to think Cespedes for Cingrani was collusion, and at some other time, say mid-April, the trade might have made sense. But it was made the week before Cingrani went to middle relief and the writing was on the wall for him.
            If I’d owned Cingrani and was offered that trade, I would have taken it in a heartbeat — but I also would have expected it to be vetoed.
            Trade rape should never be condoned or tolerated. Even if someone dresses like a trade slut and is just asking for it.

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Abdoozy: it’s likely cingrani owner simply didn’t know as much, to even know he was losing his spot. that’s not collusion trade, but yes some trade rapes do look like collusion, since one side can’t really be believed to be intending to improve their own team.

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    now i got a rearview mirror guy (Fister Bump) who’s in my league that i just joined. i mentioned i’m trying to move A-Gon for a SP on here, and the plan was to grab Dunn for homers/RBI’s after that trade. He says hi to me on here. Couple of hours later this dude grabs Dunn, even though he already has Goldy/Abreu/V-Mart. We only have 2 utils and no corner. I’m not sure if he’s aware that a 3rd place team gets no points for hurting an 11th place team in H2H leagues (when they are actually also misusing their own rosters). Maybe he plans on benching Abreu for Dunn. Clever guy this one. It is funny that he’s even trying this though, i’ll give him that.

    • Jason says:
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      @goodfold2: Heh – that’s pretty funny Fast Lane (surprised you kept the old team name). Anyway, I needed HR’s & OPS this week and was feeling Dunn with a righty making his MLB debut. Thought Abreu might go easy on his fellow countryman tonight. Don’t fret too much, you may very well get Dunn back on waivers shortly, for as you rightly point out, I have four 1B’s for three slots.

      There are multiple Jasons on here as well – I’m the one that generally enjoys commenting on Scott’s prospect posts. Cheers.

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        @Jason: oh shit, if you’re that Jason (and i’m sure you’d know i knew what that meant when you said it of course) you know damn well i’d know that means you’re good with prospect knowledge.
        anyway, i got cobb (way better than i thought i’d get) and his 16th round for my A-Gon and 13th round. that might even lead to me having a pitcher as a keeper in this league. Nice. Yeah, i’ll probably eventually change the team name to something, but you already knew who i was as of yesterday.

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          @goodfold2: that dude i traded A-Gon to was pretty desperate with only Cron at 1B (no backups at all). he had one of the best OF i’ve ever seen though (esp in 16 teamers) with braun/billy/stanton/polanco/marte.

          • Jason says:
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            @goodfold2: Thanks – and that’s a solid trade for you. Yeah, I know pookz well, he tanked last year to get the #1 overall pick this year and landed Stanton (who incredibly was left unprotected). We’ve since changed the rule so that the winner of the consolation bracket gets the #1 pick going forward.

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              @Jason: yeah, you absolutely have to give the benefit to the team that actually tries. another option is to have the bubble team (team that just missed the playoffs) get it, and go back from that. so if 12 teams and 6 playoff teams, 7th goes 1st, 8th 2nd, 12th 6th; then from the worst playoff seed (6th gets 7th) all the way till 1st place getting last pick.

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                @goodfold2: in a league this deep with 6 keepers STANTON wasn’t kept. that’s batshit.

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @goodfold2: Get a room…..DO IT

                • Jason says:
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                  @goodfold2: It was 4 keepers last year (changed to 6 moving forward), but yeah, it doesn’t really diminish the point though.

              • Jason says:
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                @goodfold2: We actually have a new system pretty close to that – if you go to “view all messages” on the league homepage, you’ll see it briefly outlined in the “Random Draft Order” post.

  7. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Arrieta or Stroman?

    Salty or Suzuki (until Ramos comes off off DL)?

  8. SteveNZ says:
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    My H2H opponent this week is gauging my interest in his Desmond (I’m interested). I’m currently using Al-Ram and D Santana at SS.

    He wants a RF bat, which means J-Up, Stanton, Springer or Heyward from my team. Realistically it’s one of the last two.

    You’d rather give up Heyward than Springer to get Desmond, right? 12 teams, H2H, OBP and AVG etc etc.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: i sure as hell would do heyward real quick like. good luck opp will take that.

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: If I have Segura and A. Escobar at my MI spots, would you still try to deal Heyward for Desmond?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Pope: unless you absolutely need an OF over the best player still get desmond.

  9. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Why do I have to sign in to my espn leagues everyday? This was not the case in 2012 or 2013.

    I would think my new phone could be the issue, but I do not have this problem with other sites.

    In 2012 and 2013, I only had to enter my password once every three weeks or so to log onto my ESPN leagues.

    Is anyone else getting completely frustrated with the ESPN fantasy site this year?

    I will not be playing in ESPN leagues next year if this crap continues.

    • Donald Trump says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I can’t understand why anyone uses espn or cbs over yahoo. If anyone can explain that, I would love to know. I mean, even matty dingleberry abandoned espn fantasy baseball!

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Donald Trump: oh my god you non-yahoo users are spoiled as shit if that’s a BIG problem. over at yahoo we have problems like right now, if you are about to draft a league, and are trying to set your own rankings, you can’t scroll down past the 14th player. It has a button which says “load more players” but it simply does not work. i tried many computers (not phones). effectively one will have to have his own handmade paper scratching off names as they are picked. Only thing espn sucks at comparatively is that they completely shut down their mocks. worst part, if you have any issue, there literally is no number to call and talk to a human. none. espn has a very easy to find help line, and it works. It’s possible the draft rankings thing is being worked on and will be fixed by the time of my draft, but i have no way to know that.

  10. Best stream option for today, Heaney or Wheels..SON likes Heaney, who is Grey recommending?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Wheels has been good against the marlins, and Heaney as of now is a ? so id go with wheels…Plus sounds like stanton is out of the line up….DO IT

  11. Nucking Futz says:
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    Great write-up Grey! Was offered Donaldson for my Kershaw. I’m low in power and high in pitching in a 10T pts league. Is this fair? Feel like I should I aim higher, like Bautisa? Or have him through in Sal Perez w/Donaldson?

    • Miz says:
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      @Nucking Futz: no way Futz, aim higher…. 1st round value

    • Hawk says:
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      @Nucking Futz:

      I wouldn’t trade Kershaw for both of those guys. If you’re really looking to deal him, tell the whole league he’s on the block and what you’re looking for. You’ll get a better offer than that. Probably 2-3 better ones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nucking Futz: Thanks! It’s fair, you can do better…

  12. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Have you dropped Machado in any leagues that you owned him in?

  13. Matt Shoemaker says:
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    I struck out ten Redskins yesterday! No love from Grey?

    • @Matt Shoemaker: Hell Grey must of missed it kid, I mean come on, what kind of baseball player name is Shoemaker, come back when you change your name kid..

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        I agree. That name’s offensive to people who make shoes for a living and I think the government should intervene and make him change his name. Political correctness. Forward!

  14. Bob says:
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    ROS, who’s the top two of this crew?

    Kyle Gibson
    Nate Eovaldi
    Matt Garza
    Rick Porcello
    Zack Wheeler
    Jake Odorizzi

    • Matt Damon's Face in Good Will Hunting says:
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      @Bob: I think the answer is Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Odorizzi, Eovaldi

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

    The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps

        • Jason says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Get a room…..DO IT

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Everyone loves them! JeF is the 2nd thing I search for on here now after my name to find responses to my posts.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Swfcdan: Ha

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: It NEVER sleeps? I guess it never really moves either so that might explain it. Thats a great one to tell buddies.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Need to get them to work on their broken English then.

  16. scott says:
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    Pick 1 to drop. Stroman, Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta

    • Donald Trump says:
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      @scott: I hear Arrietta is the new shizz.

      • scott says:
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        @Donald Trump: yea. Only thing I saw is that his last 4 starts were 2 vs marlins, phillies, and mets… even oil can Boyd could rock those guys socks off

        • Hawk says:
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          @scott:

          But Arrieta’s next start is against Cincy. And Joey Votto just got struck out by Travis Snider sooooooo…

          Seriously though, I took a look at Arrieta’s game log. He’s faced:
          Cardinals (x2), White Sox, Padres, Giants, Mets, Phillies, Marlins (x2)

          That’s a pretty cupcake schedule, IMO.

          His next start is vs. Cincy. After that it’s Nationals and Red Sox.

          I think he’s safe to start vs. Cincy. I’d keep a close eye on his start vs. the Nat and Sox though. That’ll really tell you if hes become a good pitcher or just pitched well vs. crappy

          • scott says:
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            @Hawk: I’m guessing you didn’t see Snider pitch… that delivery is so god damn deceptive… :-/ ha. Yeah I think I may have to hang on to him while I figure out if he’s really turned a corner

    • Jay Reimenschneider says:
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      @scott: @scott:

      Wood

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    I didn’t get Heaney off the waiver :(

    Seriously, stupid Yahoo for not having him available prior to his call up.

    Would you look to trade for him before his value estabishes itself? Thinking of offering Kazmir or Samardzija for Minor and Heaney. Probably not enough though.

    • Donald Trump says:
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      @bossmanjunior: he was available in Yahoo all season.

      • Internet Bruiser says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: It might be due to the settings in the league. Sometimes, players cannot be seen if there is or isnt (if forget which one) a SP position versus a P position.

        But I drafted Heaney at the beginning of the season, so he was in their rosters. He maybe hadn’t earned SP/P elibility or something weird like that.

    • Jason says:
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      @bossmanjunior: It’s not Yahoo’s fault, it’s your commissioner’s fault for having the setting “wait until called up” for when players are made available. You need to get your commissioner to change the setting to “as soon as Yahoo adds them”. If you comb through your league settings, you’ll see what I mean. Heaney has been available all season in leagues that have the latter setting (which is standard).

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Internet Bruiser: @Jason: he’s right, only smaller known prospects or aged non-prospects (brad snyder/that DET SS right now) weren’t there day they came up.

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Jason: He’s correct. Heaney has been owned in my yahoo league since mid-April.

  18. Brock says:
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    I’m in a keeper league. Guy wants to trade me Abreu, j upton, anibel Sanchez, and Strohman for Chris Davis and Jason Heyward. I could keep Stroman next year but the others I wouldn’t not be able to keep. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Brock says:
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      @Brock:
      Why am I still waiting moderation?

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Brock: did you just ask why are you still waiting for an answer? Lol wow

        • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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          @my sisters friend boyfriend: No. He asked why he was still waiting for moderation. Sometimes questions don’t get posted for a really long time. It can be frustrating. He was curious what was wrong with his question that it was still awaiting getting posted. Chill.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Brock: So you would get Abreu, Upton, Sanchez and Stroman but would only be able to keep Stroman? It could help you this year, but doesn’t make a lot of sense long-term. I’d rather keep Davis and Heyward around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brock: I’d take Abreu

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @Brock: Would you be able to keep both Davis and Heyward next year? Prolly not. Take Abreu side. If so, still take Abreu side.

    • rapscallion13 says:
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      @Brock: You could say Abreu/Upton for Davis/Heyward is fair and this guy is going to throw in Sanchez and Strohman. I’d take it. I don’t understand why you couldn’t keep Abreu.

  19. Miz says:
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    Had Kershaw, Hernandez and Arrieta all beast last night for me… They went HAM samich!!
    Also kicking myself for not grabbing Abreu (someone actually dropped him the second week!) But I had princess Field(er) of Dreams so I hesistated…*sigh*
    Finally to my question whats the ETA on Taijuan Walker?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Miz:

      I’m hearing he could be called up if his next one or two minor league starts go well. Soooo…10 days, presuming health and success?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Miz: Don’t hold your breath. The M’s are too cautious with Walker and Paxton. They get a sunflower seed shell stuck in their teeth and they hit the 15-day DL. Post All-Star break is a safe bet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miz: 7-10 days

      • Miz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks mi hermano bigote.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  20. Donald Trump says:
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    FYI… arrietta is the new shizz.

  21. Internet Bruiser says:
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    Any idea what to expect for Danny Salazar? I own him in a dynasty league, so I don’t really feel I can drop him. But I held on to Jesus Montero too long when he was simply dreadful. too. What does the crystal ball say?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Internet Bruiser: Only hold him if hes in an N/A spot

      • Internet Bruiser says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Thanks. It’s not an NA spot, but there is a pretty big bench instead.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Internet Bruiser: If you have a better option hes droppable IMO

  22. SON’s brother HT says Carlos 5 hour energy Beltran is a good batty call today on the short bus schedule day.

    Anybody else agree with HITERTRON?

    cheers

  23. B.J. says:
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    Hey boys,

    I’m thinking about cutting Mejia and Ervin Santana loose in my 12 team H2H league to pick up Betances and Wade Davis to help with my ratios and to capitalize on the great K rates that they offer. What do you think? Make the swap or hang onto what I’ve got?

    Thanks.

    • Internet Bruiser says:
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      @B.J.: Yeah, make that swap.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @B.J.: Yep

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: probably the best two ratio RP out there.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @rapscallion13: still can’t believe nobody yet calls him Boss Tanaka. i have been even in preseason when we didn’t know how good he’d even be. the name is just too good. Helps maybe that i’ve seen Kill Bill’s like 20 times.

        • Tokyofantasy says:
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          @goodfold2:
          “Boss” for Japanese is a bland of canned coffee with Tommy Lee Jones ad. Just check this out.
          http://goo.gl/uVyu3X

          I still like the nickname tho.

  24. Dirt says:
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    14 team league, What to do with Verlander? Keep? Trade for a middle reliever? Is he worth waiting out? Or sell now before things get worse.. So far all I’ve been offered is Rodney?

    What can I expect to get in a trade

    • Hawk says:
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      @Dirt:

      You have to decide what YOU think.

      If you think Verlander will turn it around, keep him.

      If you think he’s gonna be like this all year (until they find a way to get him on the DL), drop him and let some other sucker ruin his ratios on Verlander’s name recognition.

      If it’s a redraft league, I’d drop him. If it was a keeper, I’d look for a draft pick or something.

    • @Dirt: If you are religious you pray to the high heavens to have that dirty lil wench keep her hands off him and let him do his job…cheers

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Dirt: I traded Trevor Bauer for him last night. I’d maybe bench him for his next start vs. Cleveland, but he’ll turn it around.

      • @Peter Nincompoop: agreed and smart move. Bauer still is not the elite SP we thought he could be, and maybe never will be..

  25. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Looking to drop Eovaldi. Who do you like from Arrieta, Locke, Alveraz, Emoticon

    • Donald Trump says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: If you’ve been paying attention to the comments today, Arrietta seems like the obvious add.

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: Arrieta is to June as Eovaldi was to May.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: I’m going with locke in a couple leagues. His walk rate seems to be in check compared to last year. I.know it’s only 3 starts but still…he didnt need more than one start last year to walk 10 batters.

  26. Kc says:
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    Goldy and Springer for McCutchen and Iwakuma. Is this reasonable if I need pitching help?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Kc: I like the Goldy side

    • Hawk says:
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      @Kc:

      It’s reasonable if you need pitching.

    • @Kc: its too much, Gold is better than Cutch and Springer is better than Iwalkumama..Goldy should land you both…

      • simon says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: goldy’s steals from the first base slot are priceless.. not to mention his avg/rbi’s/hr’s/etc

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Kc: depends on what kind of league H2H or roto

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Kc: it depends on nothing! No way im trading goldy

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @Kc: It’s reasonable if you like getting F’ed at the drive thru…or for those non-gays, F’d in the B-hole.

  27. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Streaming Wheeler today @MIA? 14 teamer 5×5 roto…

    • Hawk says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey:

      Miami’s only weapon hurt his wrist yesterday and is day-to-day. If you’re not streaming Wheeler in this start, why is he on your roster?

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Hawk: ummm he’s not day to.day. they said he’s playing. Marlins are tied for 1st place. Doubt Stanton won all those by himself. So how’s he the only weapon?

        • Hawk says:
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          @Bye Felicia:

          http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140618&content_id=80376286&notebook_id=80409324&vkey=notebook_mia&c_id=mia

          I’ll save you the click:

          MIAMI — Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton came out of the Marlins’ 6-1 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday with a left wrist contusion in the seventh inning. Stanton is day to day,

          Marlins averaged 4.7 R/G in April, 4.5 R/G in May, 4.1 R/G so far in June.

          But yeah…treat them as if they’re the Rockies in Coors and bench your pitchers against them because they scored a lot of runs 6-10 weeks ago. Makes sense.

          • Jason says:
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            @Hawk: That was the original story, but updates since then have confirmed Stanton’s in tonight’s lineup.

            • Hawk says:
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              @Jason:

              And Wheeler threw a complete game shutout.

              Don’t overthink things, friends.

  28. JP says:
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    Any of these guys worth dropping for Arrieta in a 12-team dynasty league: Quintana, Duffy, H. Alvarez? Keeping in mind, of course, that I keep hearing Arrieta is the new schizz.

    • Jay Reimenschneider says:
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      @JP:

      I’d drop Quintana..

    • Hawk says:
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      @JP:

      Quinatana or Alvarez are both droppable.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @JP: id drop Quintana before Alvarez

  29. JTB5150 says:
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    Is Arrietta the new shizz?

  30. J-Money says:
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    Good Morning,

    Owings or Gennett ROS?

  31. Beastman says:
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    Baez or Arenado for next 2.5 years in an OBP keeper league? Both cost $5.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Beastman: Arenado

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Beastman: Baez for power, arenado for Avg

  32. Nucking Futz says:
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    Miggy/Lucroy or Kershaw/Hosmer/Ruiz?

  33. kevinmac says:
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    alex wood or eovaldi ROS?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @kevinmac: Wood

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @kevinmac: Wood

  34. Harris says:
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    I did one worse with Cashner. I picked him up off the DL only to drop him a week later for Eovaldi. Insomnia is no friend to the fantasy baseball player.

  35. Swfcdan says:
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    OBP league, in need of power and bad need of a shortstop with Lowrie’s suckitude. Been offered Ellsbury for Hanley. Know you liked Hanley a little more anyway at the start of the year and in an OBP league the difference is even greater. Sounds (i)deal right?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Swfcdan: Ellsbury

  36. Roman says:
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    Sick of seeing the name Ray Searage, it’s such a buzz word.

  37. moldyforgoldy says:
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    would you drop eovaldi for arrieta?

    • Donald Trump says:
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      @moldyforgoldy: Me? Obviously. Arrietta is the new shizz.

    • Hawk says:
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      @moldyforgoldy:

      I made that exact move last week.

  38. goldirocks says:
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    ROS rank – 12 team ROTO:
    Smyly, Porcello, Duffy, W Peralta?
    Thx

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @goldirocks: JB writes a great column on Monday’s called “Pitcher Profile” where he ranks the top 100. I’d check that out. I don’t like Peralta’s next start in Coors at all, but following that I’d rank them Peralta, Duffy/Smyly (tie) and then Porcello.

  39. Fungazi says:
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    I got Khris Davis when my bud dropped him too. *Fist bump* And he ends the week at Choors!

    • Todd says:
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      @Fungazi: Gotta love that….he is gone in my league or I would have picked him up too! He will rock in Coors!

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Todd: Looking forward to seeing him mash!

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Todd: For sure, he ranks 9th over the past month in my league. Hope he can keep it up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: I’m looking forward to it

  40. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    What kind of twisted freak is Walt Weiss? Bats Dickerson leadoff against the world’s best LHP. Walt’s soooooo pissed he HAS to play Corey now. If we wondered who was caught canoodling with Mrs. Weiss, there’s your answer.

  41. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Wouldn’t it be great if CC came back fat and was good again – like Samson’s hair; never should have cut the weight.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Ha Ha

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Would be a statement to anorexics everywhere. FATTER IS BETTER.

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: don’t knock the fat pitchers.. Did you see how Colon turned a triple into a double yesterday? That was awesome.

  42. Who do you like better for next season:
    Myers or Springer?

    already rebuilding. sad.

    • @AlreadyDumped: Never too early to rebuild, I started around this time last year and I have been in first all season…I think Springer cause he has proven he can do it..Meyers is the better overall player..Tough call..

      lets wait fir Grey and Mike..

    • Jason says:
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      @AlreadyDumped: Springer, unless it’s a league where K’s count against your batters.

  43. El Famous Burrito says:
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    NO! I, Ray, am Vigo, shall rule the Earth! Begone, you pitiful half-men!

    I like Ghostbusters 2, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!

    (That’s what you were going for there, right?)

  44. Bob says:
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    10 Team H2h Roto Categories 6×6 Extra Cats are K’s for hitter and QS for pitchers

    Marte or Craig ROS
    Rendon or Chisenhall ROS
    Also is Arrietta or Gausman better than Lottery picks Walker and Heaney?

    I drafted Craig for Power and that seems to be gone. Marte got dropped and has been hot since
    Chisenhall picked up off Waivers, but cant play him over Beltre Arenado or Goldschmidt or Encarnacion or Carlos Santanna. Rendon got dropped. I have Altuvie at 2b, So he would rarely get play as well. But at least He would be a 1st backup at 2b.

    C-Posey
    1b-Goldschmidt
    2b-Altuvie
    SS-Hanley Ramirez
    3b-Beltre
    DH-Encarnacion(1b,DH)
    OF-Braun
    OF-Kemp
    OF-Billy Hamilton
    Bench-Allen Craig(1b,of)
    Bench-Carlos Santanna (C,1b,3b,DH)
    Bench-George Springer (of)
    Bench-Lonnie ChisenHall (1b,3b,dh)
    DL-Arenado
    P-Tanaka
    P-Bumgardner
    P-Zimmerman
    P-Annibal Sanchez
    P-Sonny Gray
    RP-Holland
    RP-D. Robertson
    bench-Kluber
    Bench-Keuchel
    Bench-Heaney
    Bench-Yordano Ventura
    Bench-Tijuan Walker

    • Hawk says:
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      @Bob:

      Is it a keeper or redraft?

      If Keeper, Walker and Heaney stay
      If redraft, I’d seriously consider Walker for Arrieta.

      Can you deal Walker maybe? Get a draft pick or something back? If so, that seems solid to me.

      • Bob says:
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        @Hawk: Thanks for the reply! It is a keeper but we only keep 5. So no way I would be able to squeeze him in.

        And no dealing for draft picks.

        Thoughts on Rendon vs Chiss and Craig vs Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Marte, Rendon, hold on SPs

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. FillyP says:
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    7×7 12t H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    1) Better ROS MI? Kendrick, Lowrie, Simmons

    2) Trade – Gordon + Cody Allen for Cashner + MI (from above) + Holland (throwaway)
    (I need SP depth and I have 4 closers – Robertson, Perkins, Doolittle, Allen)

    3) Cruz for Scherzer?

    Danke!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @FillyP: 1. Howie, 2. Yes 3. Cruz

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @FillyP: Wait, I feel like we’re talking Derek Holland not Greg. If that’s the case, then no

      • FillyP says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        We are talking Derek Holland, and he’s a throwaway. So..

        Gordon + Allen for Cashner + Kendrick

        • Grey

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          @FillyP: Trade’s fair, depends on needs

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks Grey. Def need SP. I would take a small hit to OF as I’d have to start Desmond Jennings (or find another UTIL player) ..

            Would you rather have Lowrie, Kendrick, or Simmons in that deal?

  46. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    When do you think Taijuan Walker will be coming up?

    There isn’t much on the wire, but he’s leaving a mark on the bench.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Mike:

      They’re saying he’ll probably get called up if all goes well in next one or two minor league starts so……10 days-ish?

      • Todd says:
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        @Hawk: thanks for the info….I had Walker early in the season and he had a setback. Still thinking he might be the “real deal” up there in Seattle?

        • Hawk says:
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          @Todd:

          I’ve never seen him pitch but don’t see how he’s any less of a “real deal” now than he was before the season.

        • Jason says:
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          @Todd: He has as much upside as any current SP in the minors and will primarily throw in a pitcher’s park. As long as that shoulder holds up, he should indeed be the “real deal”.

  47. Mike says:
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    Should I drop Mauer for Russell Martin?

  48. Natty Boh says:
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    In all seriousness, O’s beat reporters arent allowed to ask controversial questions under King Pete Angelos, or he revokes your media pass. Anyway, whats the move with Longoria? Hold? Trade 50 cents on the dollar?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Natty Boh: 75

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natty Boh: Depends what you can get, I’m holding

  49. Todd says:
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    I would like to know who I would drop for JD Martinez…..Scooter Gennett or Oswaldo Arcia?

    Hope Martinez can keep up his hot streak!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Todd: I’d hold both unless you’re set at 2B/MI and need OF help

      • Todd says:
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        @Mello Yello: weakest spot on my roster is SS/2B. I have Asdrubul Cabrera at SS and Aaron Hill at 2B. Gennett is just a backup and I only play him on Hill’s days off (although he plays in Coors the next few days :) )

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Todd: I would hold then…I’m pretty sure hot schmotato (copywrite Grey) is the highest JD will get (and if/when he comes back to Earth, he’s going to have PT issues)

  50. gareth says:
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    Have a sit / start question:

    I have both Archer (astros at home) and Miller (phillies at home) going today. Sit archer?

    What’s interesting about both these guys is how similar their stats are at this point of the season:

    Archer: 3 wins, 3.40 era, 1.37 whip, 79.1 IP, 71 K’s.
    Miller: 7 wins, 3.42 era, 1.30 whip, 84.1 IP, 60 K’s.

    • Todd says:
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      @gareth: I say Miller if you need wins and better ERA today. Archer is going against McHugh and may not get the win.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @gareth: run support is the only thing i worry about with Archer, hes been solid for a month now but no run support and Miller has been good these last two starts but hit and miss before that..if i were you Id roll with Miller cause the Cards are up against a not so good David Buchanan.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @gareth: Phillies are terrible. I go with Shelby Miller.

  51. Hawk says:
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    Hey guys – last two days I’ve gotten a “setup.exe” auto-installer when I came here first thing in the morning. May want to look into that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Thanks for the heads up! I’ll have our web person look at it…

  52. KB says:
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    ROS: Beckham or Infante?

  53. Spencer says:
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    10 team H2H counting IP,WHIP,ERA,K/9,QS. Hold Eovaldi and Porcello or drop one or both for any of the following guys? I can drop 1 for 1 or 2 for 2.

    K Gibson
    Arrieta
    Gausman
    Morton
    Hughes
    Y Ventura

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Spencer: Drop both…Arrieta, Hughes, Yordano, Gausman in that order…how is it possible all of them are available?

  54. gareth says:
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    I had Colby Rasmus as a dl stash and now he’s activated. I have to make a move in my 12 team rcl if I want to activate him.

    Is he a decent option for the rest of the season or is he droppable?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @gareth: Who ya got?

    • Miz says:
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      @gareth: def droppable for a hot schmotato

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @gareth: He’s droppable

  55. gareth says:
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    G3!

  56. R says:
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    Giving up too much if I move Bumgard for Rizzo and Rendon? 1B and 2B both needs for me.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @R: sounds good to me

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @R: i would do that quick….Rizzo and Rendon are both top 5 at their position in points leagues

  57. I wonder when Grey started this blog, if he thought he would have so many of us helping with the questions..

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Hes brainwashed us all without us knowing it….Magical powers in that stache

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I’ve been anxiously awaiting a restraing order

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mello Yello: *restraining

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mello Yello: lol restrained from who?

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Mello Yello: No worries. You just restrained yourself.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Inglourious Dirty ol’ Basterd: i think when he started it he probably thought it more likely to never get even 50 comments a day than us.

  58. Eddie says:
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    Stream Quintana today? Hasn’t pitched well lately.

  59. STANTON IS GONNA PLAY:

    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (06/18/14) Mike Redmond indicated that he might have kept Giancarlo Stanton in a tighter game Wednesday despite a wrist contusion, but a four-run deficit motivated him to remove his slugger. Stanton had an unfriendly encounter with the outfield wall in the top of the first, though he showed no ill-effects when he slammed a home run in the bottom of the inning for the Marlins.

    “I saw him kind of grimace after his first at-bat but then he hit the home run so I wasn’t too concerned,” Redmond told the Palm Beach Post. “As the game went along and it continued to get a little sore, at that point, being down 5-1, I just wanted to make sure we got him out of there. We need this guy for the long haul. He wanted to stay in but I’m thinking about tomorrow and the next day.”

    Stanton is all but set to play Thursday.

  60. Jon says:
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    I have Gausman in a minors spot (and can keep him there indefinitely… I’ve been waiting until I was sure he had a role). Call him up and lose Kuroda?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jon: I would drop Kuroda. If Gausman gets sent down (again), there’s gotta be a suitable replacement on the wire. But yeah, take the chance

    • @Jon: make sure he gets the rotaion spot first before cutting Kuroda..Buck has not said if he will go to 6 starters with Gausey…

  61. yardwork says:
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    To go along with the old school WWF, before the switch over to WWE, reference… (excellent job!)

    Jake “the snake” Arrieta or Matt “not so super fly” Cain?
    QS count, not wins.

    Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @yardwork: Jake…I’m pretty sure someone DDT’d Cain in spring training and he never fully recovered (he cut his hand making a sandwich?…who’s he getting his knives from? Paul Hogan?)

  62. Allan says:
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    Hey Grey you think alex wood will get his rotation spot back? If he does drop tyson ross to pick him up?

    • @Allan: Wood is in the minors getting stretched out to come back as a starter..

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Allan: Harang is terrible. Wood could be called up as soon as mid next week. I’d look to drop someone else other than Ross though.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Allan: hell no keep them both..both are assets with their SP RP eligibility especially in H2H points leagues

  63. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Arrieta for recently dropped Gio? Have the 5th waiver claim outta 10, still worth it right?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Is Arrieta your worst pitcher? If so, well done

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Mello Yello: 10 team league so super shallow, but my pitching is Bum/Teheran/Cobb/Bailey/Gray/Beckett/Arrieta. Hopefully people with waivers 1-4 don’t want Gio and I get him

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Fireball Feliz: Yeah good luck man. I’m still only like 10% sold on Beckett but that might be the bitter Sox fan in me talking

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mello Yello: wasn’t beckett really good for you guys for a few years?

  64. elipitt says:
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    Give Keuchel to get Kipnis, what do you think?

  65. Tom says:
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    Grey,
    Me quoting you “just in time for Wood to come back.” So, do you think A. Wood gets the call for doubleheader on 6/28 and stays up after that?

  66. Ben. says:
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    In a 7×7 14-team league that has categories for Saves and Holds. I want to pick up Chris Owings. Who of this list is droppable and the least likely to SANOF later this season?

    Ernesto Frieri
    Cody Allen
    Joe Smith
    Rex Brothers
    Ronald Belesario
    John Axford
    Jonathan Broxton

  67. alex seber says:
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    I’m in a h2h Dynasty points league. -.5 for K’s, Wins 5pts and QS 3pts. I got offered my Singleton and Cueto for his Rizzo and Shelby Miller. Thoughts?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @alex seber: That’s a no go

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @alex seber: Rizzo > Singleton, Miller = Cueto in a dynasty format. I’d do it.

  68. stonepie says:
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    rios/kuechel for his chris davis? trying to sell high on both.. dont trust kuechel or rios’ .330 BA

    • stonepie says:
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      @stonepie: or do i hold and pick up ryan howard who’s a poor mans davis…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @stonepie: Fair…I don’t see your mistrust though

  69. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Captain Eovaldi seems to be the hot “should I drop him” player for the day. Would you drop him for hot schmotato Kyle Gibson?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Not quite because I think they’re both on the same level all things being equal (both could do a Freaky Friday on you at any point)

  70. The Big Dickerson says:
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    To My Dearest Michael Brantley,

    I hope this letter finds you well. Myself and countless other fantasy baseball managers wish you only the speediest of recoveries. Without you in our fake baseball teams’ lineups, we feel only emptiness in our hearts.

    Over a month ago, I traded Freddie Freeman for you and Joe Mauer. Everyone said that I was mad and Grey even advised me “Freeman side” but I didn’t listen.

    My love for you has only grown as over the last 30, you have hit .371 with a .945 OPS, 25 runs, 2 HR, 13 RBI, and 5 SB while Freeman has hit .213 with a .725 OPS, 18 runs, 2 HR, 8 RBI, and ZERO steals.

    Even I didn’t understand my love for you, but sometimes you have to go with your gut. Especially since you are in your age 27 season. You have made me feel like a fantasy baseball genius.

    So with that said, get well soon. Joey Bats, Khris Davis, and Corey son of Dick will continue to fight in your absence.

    Love Always,
    The Big Dickerson

  71. Spring Blake says:
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    Thanks for the write-up as always, Owings over Villar in a points league?

  72. Swaz says:
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    14 team H2H points rest of season: Eaton, Span or Holt

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Swaz: Adam Eaton

  73. DomMattingly says:
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    Duffy or Hutchison?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @DomMattingly: Hutch on the road, but Duffy overall

  74. hankp says:
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    Rank ROS in a deep 5×5: Garcia, Lincecum Odorizzi. Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @hankp: You just did the hard part

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankp: Odorizzi, Lincecum

  75. Poopie Grande says:
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    Evereth Cabrera for Shin Shoo Choo.

    Which side wins for the rest of this year and next year?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Poopie Grande: I Choo-Choose, Choo. Keep an eye on his quasi-cankles though.

  76. TreeFrog says:
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    So, Mr. Trump…. I should trade Kershaw for Arrietta… Right? What better time to sell high….

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m going to post the whole damn squad because I’m already in panic mode and this team is crashing and burning in my 8 Team H2H league that I’ve won 3 out of the last 4 years (got 2nd the other year). It’s also a money league. Anyone see any changes to be made that should have a lasting impact on these struggling jokers?

    C – Rosario
    1B – Davis
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Hanley
    IF – Rizzo
    OF – Jones
    OF – Brantley (please come back from your head injury soon!!)
    OF – Springer
    OF – Marte
    UTIL – Pedro
    UTIL – Hosmer
    BN – Singleton
    BN – Ozuna
    BN – Arenado (DL)
    DL – Trumbo
    DL – Myers

    SP – Scherzer, Bailey, Teheran, Minor, Ventura, Kennedy, Cole (DL), Stream Spot, Wood (in the N/A slot)
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Doolittle, Allen

    These are the available players:

    Bats: Norris, Perez, Howard, Zobrist, Butler, Napoli, Granderson, Alcides, Assdribble, Calhoun, Eaton, Dom Brown, Rajai, Bourn

    Arms: Niese, Hutchison, Gallardo, Eovaldi, Arrieta (I streamed him, so I can’t pick him up unless he clears waivers), Gausman, Koehler, Wheeler, Archer, Gibson

    Any changes? Or just deal wit an entire lineup slumping? I hate posting the whole team here, but I feel like I have to. I’ve been trying lineup changes, adds, drops, trades, and I keep getting rolled by people who don’t even change their lineups (lost 12-1-1 last week). I could just use some help, or some valium, one of the two – or both.

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

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: Ryan Howard is available? Lose your stream for him and plug him into UTIL over Pedro…or Alcides if you want speed (which you’re kinda weak at…didn’t know if you were punting or not)

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: @Mello Yello: Forgot to mention that it’s limited moves per week league, so I have 9 moves per week and have used 4 so far.

        Right now I need Ozuna because Brantley is out until Saturday, best case scenario. Otherwise I can’t fill my OF. I’ll gladly drop Kennedy, but I’d prefer to wait until tomorrow so I get his start. I’m really trying to compound some numbers this week. (opponent had Gray, Kershaw, Cashner, and Cobb going yesterday).

        I’d like to get Alcides and Howard. That being said, who do I drop today? Should I cut Ozuna even with Brantley being out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer was cut in my 12 team league and this is an 8 team league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Kennedy has a 3.88 ERA at home as I said the other day, so he’s not even startable at home in a 8 team league, agree on Howard, don’t see the point of owning Ozuna in this shallow of a week either…

  78. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I’m a closer hoarder – I have Rodney, Doolittle, Janssen, Belisario and Balfour. I would really like to drop one to make room for streamer SPs. I’m inclined to drop Balfour but Belisario is a drag on ERA/WHIP. Thoughts? I’ve floated both in trades and no one is interested.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Balfour…despite Belly’s downright zany ratios (that’s definitely his nickname forever and ever by the way), there are FOUR guys who could get saves in Tampa

  79. B.o.B says:
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    Here’s my squad:
    C – Gattis
    1B – Miggy
    2B – Rendon
    3B – Longo
    SS – Reyes
    OF – Rios
    OF – Pence
    OF – Ellsbury
    Util – Moss
    BN – Blackmon
    BN – Josh Hamilton

    SP – Anibal, Gio, Latos, Ryu, Archer, Kluber, Roark
    CL – Rodney, Soriano, Allen

    I feel I have some offense to give, Kershaw is on the market and he’s looking for a bat and a pitcher in return. Do you see any 2 for 1′s that you like to get Kershaw? Do I even need Kershaw?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @B.o.B: Do you need a pitcher who just threw a no hitter while K’ing 15?…I’m going to go yes. And if that guy had any sense, he would accept nothing less than something involving Miggy

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Mello Yello: Of course anybody could use a Kershaw on their team, I was more asking is my staff good enough to get by without him and trading away a couple players for. And he’s asking for 2 players in return so something like Ellsbury and Anibal doesn’t sound out of the question in my opinion. Thanks for the input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B: You don’t have the bats to get Kershaw and don’t need him in a what looks like a shallow league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: I think of the talk of lightning had him go out and fly a kite…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: The classics. It was a tough pre-season this year

  80. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Drop Parra for Marisnick (3 vs. NYM, 4 @ PHI) or Eaton (3 @ MIN, 3 @ BAL)?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Eaton…like ‘em both though

  81. Jason says:
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    drop matt cain for wade davis?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jason: That’s a Stone Cold OH HELL YEAH!

  82. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    which side: Andrus/Bumgarner or Desmond/Bailey

  83. Bye Felicia says:
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    Guess who faced Kershaw,Cash,Felix last night?
    This guy, and I was lit up for 213 fantasy pts. FMLUCK

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: exactly and it’s a tie for 1st place. Both of us are 7-3 ugh!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  84. Zeus says:
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    Eovaldi and Ervin Santana. Both droppable?

    If I had to keep one, which one?

    12-team roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  85. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I am holding Bauer but wanted to ask if you thought I should replace with Gausman.

    My pitching has been dreadful to date and I could use any help that may be out there.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Let ARoid Play! says:
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      @Let ARoid Play!: Vargas is also available if he would make more sense than either Bauer or Gausman.

      Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  86. Bye Felicia says:
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    Im loving all.the Mauer drops before all-star break! Haha How’s that top 75 pick panning out for you! :-)

    • Jason says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I traded Matt Moore for him before the season started, so it hasn’t made a bit of difference to me. :-)

  87. Watson says:
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    Confident in Cashner ROS? Give up Uehara for him?
    Thanks in advance

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Watson: Don’t even think about it, say no go Daryl Hall…anyone besides Koji to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. The Thumb says:
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    Streaming Hahn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  89. The Thumb says:
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    Streaming Hahn? 10 teamer

  90. supra says:
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    Keeper league trade:

    Puig, Arenado, Minor
    or
    Choo, Bruce, Kendrys

    • The Thumb says:
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      @supra: PUIG

  91. Fish says:
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    H2H Yahoo standard + ops/hits and QS and k/9 for pitchers.

    Give Segura and J. Chavez for Ian Desmond or do I wait out Segura’s awful year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond

  92. Alan says:
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    OBP league. I own arcia. Drop him for BJ, James Jones, Aoki, De Aza, harrison or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  93. SoSayethI says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Just accepted a big trade and since everyone I know in real life who plays fantasy baseball is in this league, I come to razzball to gloat… Hope you don’t mind.

    It’s a 14 team H2H keeper, 6×6 OPS + K/9 and I’m currently in 2nd with a cobbeled together rotation that is complete trash (see below). 1st place gets a rather large cash prize, so I let the league know that I was all in for this year and looking for some SP help. Within mintues this guy in 2nd to last place sends me the following trade offer.

    Cano, Anibal sanchez (7th round keeper), Scott Kazmir (21st round keeper) and a 15th round pick for my Altuve (9th round keeper) and a 2nd round pick.

    Previous rotation was- Sale, Eovaldi, Fister, Archer, Estrada and 3 stream spots (currently morton, anderson, and odorizzi)

    Needless to say I immediately accepted! Thanks for all the help Grey, If I win my league drinks are on me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, good luck!

  94. The Big Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto — add 2B and BB for hitters, QS and K/9 for pitchers
    trade my Edwin Encarnacion for his Freddie Freeman and Trevor Rosenthal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  95. J-FOH says:
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    I cant believe I forgot the Sucka Donkey, I must have been trying to keep it PG on fathers day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Understandable omission…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @J-FOH: think there’s more kids on here during father’s day?

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @goodfold2: i’m of the opinion that if you’re old enough to impregnate people and play god making humans your ears/eyes should be able to sustain certain concepts/words. of course i’ve always had words over kids (running for office on this, it would cut down on overpopulation and stupidity (maybe not on the 2nd point, but i’ll sell it as such)

  96. K. Loggins says:
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    Sal Perez or Derek Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @K. Loggins:
      YTD:
      Norris:
      .303 / .408/ .503, 34 RBI, 23 R, 8 HR, 29 K, 28 BB in 187 PAs
      Perez:
      .297 / .331 / .449, 24 RBI, 26 R, 7 HR, 29 K, 17 BB in 254 PAs

      Norris advantage: he won’t cost you as much. Cust kayin’.

  97. Insert funny name here says:
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    I was offered kemp and Hawkins for Hanley Ramirez yesterday and stewed over it all day but in the end refused, am I retarded?
    I’m 13/14 and need help…..

    C Miguel montero
    1 singleton
    2 dee Gordon
    3 Zimmerman
    Ss Hanley
    Of Dickerson
    Of moss
    Of Bruce
    Of melkey
    Util James jones
    B torii hunter
    B headley
    B hill
    Dl victorino

    Sp colon
    Sp cashner
    Rp holland
    Rp Nathan
    P Jesse Chavez
    P Garrett Richards
    P kluber
    B cole hamels
    B Jason hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that I know of from this example

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha

        • Insert funny name here says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I guess what I’m trying to say is would you have made that trade with my bag of shit team

  98. JeF With 1 F says:
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    which side: Kipnis and Baily for J.Up and Fat Adams

    If you think its close would you rather have the MI position

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close, I’d prefer Upton…You really trying to get Upton or get rid of him? Feel like this is your 5th Upton based trade in the last few days

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: The guy keeps changing his offer lol

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: and im trying to get upton

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: without kipnis…it would look like this: 2nd dee gordon, ss Alcides, MI Pedroia….Outfield of Upton, Cutch, Gomez, Marte….util Adams and Craig

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, gotcha

            • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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              @Grey: nice OF

  99. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Trade my Adam Jones/Joakim Soria for Jose Reyes/David Price?

    Behind in my 12 team Roto on Wins, ERA, WHIP, Runs, and SBs. Have 2 other closers still with the loss of Soria and an OF of Stanton, Ellsbury, Puig, Bryce Harper (DL), James Jones, Adam Eaton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Schwab Stumped says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the always great insight! Ill just continue to SAGNOF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. blindnuts says:
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    Cobb, A Jones, Vargas for Sale, Iwakuma and Anibal Sanchez…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  101. Matt says:
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    In a shallow league where we keep five and only have 10 hitter spots and an innings limit, it isnt TOO unfair to trade J Up for Bum right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for a cheaper SP

  102. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Who is a better pick up B. Butler or Arcia?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. Dingbat says:
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    Re: Abreu blurb. I watched that movie, About Time, and instead of thinking about going back and spending time with loved ones, all I could think of was how I would totally undo my horrible draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  104. B.o.B says:
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    Hey Grey, I asked a question up a bit involving Kershaw that you seemed to have looked over. Mind backtracking a bit? Interested in your opinion. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: 10 team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I answered above

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey: Thanks pal!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  105. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Same deal as before…would you rather Adams or K.Davis as the second piece….im leaning towards davis

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: And hopefully this SOB will finally pull the damn trigger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  106. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Grey – Kendrick or Lowrie ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  107. Sully says:
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    Dry humping is the new Zumba

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Sully: I heard that they are now making yoga mats with glory holes

  108. joe says:
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    would you rather have hughes or heaney in a standard roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  109. Chris says:
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    How for real is Arrieta? Is he worth dropping Archer or Niese for? H2H pts league. Thanks.

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Chris: Do you like new shizz? I hear Arrieta’s that.

      • Chris says:
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        @Abdoozy: But is he better than the old shizz??

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Chris: depends….I like the old shizz over new shizz sometimes. Examples Bree Olson,Abella Anderson, Linda Lovelace…….LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  110. SMLV1 says:
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    Everyone’s favorite game…BENCH 2 for tomorrow

    (21) Polanco @CHC facing E. Jackson
    (30) Rizzo @Home facing Morton
    (83) Rios @LAA facing Santiago (Lefty)
    (151) Springer @TB facing Price (Lefty)
    (198) Moss @Home facing Doubront (Lefty)
    (253) Choo @LAA facing Santiago (Lefty)

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @SMLV1: if it was me? Spring/Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This isn’t my favorite game

      Springer, Choo

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: I know your tired of it grey, but thanks for your opinion almost daily.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Isn’t you’re fav game picking up cougs on Martin Luther King Blvd Grey? ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  111. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Another great write up!
    Could you please rank on who you would rather have ROS between these 3 OF? 5v5 Roto league.

    Zimmerman, Bruce, Alex Gordon

    Thanks! Much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bruce, Gordon

  112. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Grey as Cartman, RE: the Davis blurb –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are the yummiest tears!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Sky: Yes! Also plz refer all catcher questions to Cram your catcher questions up your cramhole

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: for a man that doesn’t have cable not satellite TV you are very in tune

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @J-FOH: I have my finger where it needs to be…on the pulse of this great nation!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sky: that’s from the best south park episode ever.

  113. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Cody Allen or Casey Janssen ROS in a points league…im gonna keep one RP and with the other RP slot im gonna use either Ross or Wood…do you like this strategy or do you prefer keeping two traditional relievers in your RP spots?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @my sisters friend boyfriend: im.confused? Is there only room for 2 RP on your roster? Id keep both of them if I was you.

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Bye Felicia: 2 RP slots in my starting lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Janssen, sure that works for me

  114. Jack says:
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    ROS right rank: Cain, Kennedy, Roark, Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes, Roark

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: So do you mean
        1) Hughes, Roark, Cain, Kennedy or
        2) Cain, Kennedy, Hughes, Roark?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jack: Roark,Hughes,Kennedy,Cain
      That’s my thoughts…

  115. 10 team daily roto league..I have pitching and need a bat:.

    AnnieBall and Weaver for Joey Bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not close

      • @Grey: @Bye Felicia:

        Deal went thru, I gave weaver, Annie, Betances and Heaney for Joey Bats..I grabbed Arrieta, Smyly and Panda, from free agents..

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I would definitely do that. Especially if you have the depth at SP

  116. Martin says:
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    @gray- Segura has been annoying me a lot. He’s giving me nothing on the year. If I have Arenado coming off the DL soon would you trade R. Zimmerman for Dee Gordon and perhaps Matt Latos? Also, is segura droppable in a 12 team mixed league now?

    • Martin says:
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      @Martin: I know that Zimm is a 2nd half hitter but I have a man crush on Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gordon or Latos…He’s not droppable

  117. Matt says:
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    How much longer do we put up with homer in mixed leagues?

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Innings limit (1350 inn), 11 teams

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Matt: homer Bailey?

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @Matt: I own him in a couple of leagues. I dint know what you mean by “how long do we put up with him? Im.not dropping him. He’s been.unlucky, he’s better than his peripherals suggest, im.not trading him for less then I think hes valued at. Soto summarize, Im holding tight, hoping he gets some breaks next time out!

    • ashtray says:
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      @Matt: The dude’s given up 10 singles so far and he hasn’t made it through the 6th yet. He’s crazy hittable.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @ashtray: well the piratesaaren’t slouches. They madev the playoffs last year in.one of the hardest divisions in baseball! HE’S AVG 5 Hits per start! So drop him then…I guarantee he’ll be picked up in a matter of mins!

        • ashtray says:
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          @Bye Felicia: 5? He’s allowed 93 hits over 84.2 innings (9.9 H/9).

          But I’m not dropping him. I’m sure if I keep throwing him out there he’ll reward me with an ok start… eventually.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @ashtray: also he pitched 8 innings in Philly 2 starts or so ago. So.you’re wrong!

        • ashtray says:
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          @Bye Felicia: Yes, there was that time 11 days ago where he pitched well. Good point.

  118. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    I’m full of questions today..

    1) Rios for Scherzer? Would leave me with an OF of Jones, Bruce, Cruz, Gordon, D. Jennings (4 + UTIL) and staff of Tanaka, Scherzer, Bailey, Kluber, Burnett, Tillman, Porcello, McCarthy

    2) Who’s the most droppable out of this group? Tillman, McCarthy, Porcello, Burnett..

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @FillyP: Scherzer, any that you listed …. IMHO

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @FillyP: Scherzer, any that you listed …. IMHO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Scherzer 2) All of them… Tillman

  119. This guy, looked good today v the Halos

    Justin Masterson 7.0 INN 116 pitches 4 hits 1 ER 3 BB 5 K

    roster him in my h2h points league and send Bundy packing…roll the dice?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I won’t own masterson anywhere. He’s bi polar….If he could pitch 5 great gms in a row id consider it. I just don’t trust him enough to risk a 9 run blow up!

      • @Bye Felicia: I have a feeling that he will run off a few good start and settle back in and throw like last year. There is zero SP’s on our waivers.

        I think he is worth a shot and I do not need to start him he would sit on my bench and I would stream him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not owned in your league where you’re holding Bundy?

  120. Ryan says:
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    Looking to shakeup my team in a 20 team dynasty league. I’m thinking of trading gattis neil walker roark dom brown pederson for kemp cano gomes. Good deal if I can get it done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano and Kemp, but I think anyone would

  121. Booty says:
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    Any interest in Brad Mills?

  122. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    10 Team H2H Keeper (only drop 10 if title winner, otherwise only drop 8)
    Mired in 4th place
    Already dropped Eovaldi. So, I have an open slot, and I’d like to add two. Obviously, 2B is currently a weak spot. I was about to add McHugh, but I thought I’d get some input since I clearly need it!

    These hitters are available: Khris Davis, Scooter, Owings, Span, Holt, James Jones, De Aza, Rutledge, Revere, Cozart, Seager, Lorenzo, Harrison, Jaso, Gomes, Fowler, Infante, La Stella

    These hurlers are available: McHugh, Whitley, Simón, Hughes

    Here is my faltering roster:

    C Joe Mauer Min – C,1B
    1B Miguel Cabrera Det – 1B,3B
    2B Dustin Pedroia Bos – 2B
    3B Adrián Béltre Tex – 3B
    SS Xander Bogaerts Bos – 3B,SS
    LF Yoenis Céspedes Oak – LF,CF
    CF Starling Marte Pit – LF,CF
    RF Marcell Ozuna Mia – CF,RF
    Util George Springer Hou – CF,RF
    Elvis Andrus Tex – BN
    Hanley Ramírez LAD – BN
    Jay Bruce Cin – BN
    Adrián González LAD – BN
    Josh Hamilton LAA – BN
    Shin-Soo Choo Tex – BN
    Nolan Arenado Col – BN

    SP: Clayton Kershaw LAD, Adam Wainwright StL, Jordan Zimmermann Was, Mat Latos Cin
    RP: Craig Kimbrel Atl, Kenley Jansen LAD, Joakim Soria Tex
    P: Addison Reed Ari, Neil Ramírez ChC, Dallas Keuchel Hou, Andrew Cashner SD, Kevin Gausman Bal

    Gerrit Cole Pit – DL
    Matt Harvey NYM – DL

    Any glaring moves you’d make? If not, who would you add. For a second add, who would you drop (if you’d drop anyone to add one of the above)?

    By the way, love the continued NWA refs. So great! Thank you for that. Please keep it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. I’d add Rutledge in Coors for the weekend and bench Pedroia if Rutledge is in the lineup… Your team is faltering because your team isn’t consolidated… Trade Hamilton, A-Gon and Bruce for Cano…Or something that is ridiculously lopsided for the other team but consolidates your team… 7 bench hitters will kill you…

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Good advice. I won the last two years with it like that, but perhaps I just got lucky. Plus, I easily lead the league in roster moves. I looked at it like I rarely had a hole even on off-days.

        The team with Cano has not wanted to trade him, but something that lopsided would be hard to pass up. I suppose then I could add McHugh to watch and Khris for off days?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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            @Grey: Thanks bunches.

  123. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: per today’s headline, you watch Louie? Thoughts on this season?

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @Herschel: Love Louie, have only seen the 1st and second season tho :/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only seen a few episodes from the 1st season

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Do not miss Louie any more. It just gets better. It’s even more remarkable because Louie is THE writer, editor, and producer. Large portions of it are autobiographical or at least based on his life.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Puig's Poutines says:
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            @Grey: penny dreadful

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: its true grey. Square yourself away with all of Louie. Ill go watch Fargo, you go watch Louie. His standups too if you havent indulged.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s on my short list… Watching Orange Is New Black now…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: word my short list is pretty long. Havent seen orange. Havent even watched game of thrones yet! *runs for cover*

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I’d do GOT next

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Herschel: @Herschel: this season is weird with the elevator and pamela multiple part epsisodes, its almost not quite a comedy anymore at times. And i love every second.

  124. Bye Felicia says:
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    Wanna know what grinds my gears?
    Reds let Homer pitch 5.2 innings with 91 pitches ruining his QS! Why baseball gods….why? No reason to yank him with one more out to complete the QS! Ridiculous!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  125. MB says:
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    Cool to drop Homer Bailey for Gausman or Arrieta?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @MB: LOL No!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @MB: LOL No!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  126. John says:
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    Hosmer or Panda ROS

  127. Bye Felicia says:
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    It figures I drop Billy “Fat Fuck” Butler a couple weeks ago, now he decides to start raking! Isn’t that how FBB always works?

    • @Bye Felicia: Hello Felicia, I think they call Mr Butler, BIG Country, not “Fat Fuck”..HA!!

      I could not resist, it is just so cool to type Fat Fuck..

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: glad I didn’t sit wheeler. Complete game shutout! Told you :-)

  128. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Need hr/RBI. My Perkins/Bogaerts/Heyward/Eovaldi for Beltre/cespedes? Other closers are Soria and Allen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good if unlikely

  129. Bye Felicia says:
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    Isn’t it about time for Miggy to go on a tear?
    If you would have told me V. Martinez would be leading the Tigers in the “Miggy” Categories id tell you that you’re effin CRAZY! C’mon Miggy,My Fake baseball team needs you :( :( :(

  130. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Free pizza at mlb.com @ 3pm EST (right now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yum!

  131. Fish says:
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    Who should i add to my N/A slot with Heaney coming to majors: Joc or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  132. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Morse and Uehara for David price?
    10 team standard
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  133. pornstache says:
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    Which side would you want on Darvish for Teheran Arrieta and Pujols? What about Scherzer for Pujols and Teheran? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran/Pujols…. Same

      • pornstache says:
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        @Grey: Preference between the two options (Scherzer and Darvish are mine)? Am I just being a Chicken Little with Mad Max’s last start/rough month?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Darvish

  134. DiRo says:
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    In a yahoo 5×5 league, I am hurting at pitching with the likes of Verlander, Bailey, Masterson, Leake, etc, luckily I just traded for Wainwright.

    Would you trade Bautista and Verlander or Bailey for Iwukama and Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, get cheaper pitching

  135. John says:
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    I know its hard without knowing wire options, ill add a few but is my team just cold as hell or do I suck, ha…where can I improve in my 10 tm h2h

    Most weeks before cold streak ive been winning hrs and rbi and saves, the rest are toss up. My avg is not good majority of weeks. SB compete with bottom half of lg. Pitching actually been solid I do lack innings most of the time which translates into losing Ks and sometimes wins.

    C Mesoraco…Perez is avail about to go grab him just been waiting that out
    1b Pujols
    2b Dozier
    3b Edwin
    SS Desmond
    Util-Hosmer….panda aavail on wire chose hosmer cause thought due to breakout occ SB
    OF- Stanton, AJones, PUIG, Dickerson, Harper DL ……..Cain and Prado on wire w limited moves so not too worried about adding either them

    Cueto Minor Kazmir Lackey Keuchel GCole Ventura TWalker Eovaldi
    Jansen Robertson Doolittle Jansenn

    Wire Arrietta Gausman AWood –With few these upside guys avail should I try package a trade that sends off one my SP because when cole back ill need to drop 1

    Any obvious adds for the bats, good sell highs or sell lows. Weakest areas needed for improvement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta over Eovaldi…. No idea who’s on waivers for bats…

      • john says:
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        @Grey: just the few I mentioned… Panda Cain Prado

        Any positions above I should upgrade bat sp for better bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should consolidate your roster with a two-for-one trade… Stanton and Hosmer for Miggy? Something like that

  136. The fan says:
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    Hey grey! Great posts!!

    I’m looking a lil ahead to next weeks matchup (it’s a 10 tm h2h pounts, weekly lock & redraft league from ESPN)/ I’m noticing my opponent would have kershaw & Zimmerman as two starts, darvish as a one start , he also has Whitley from the Yankees as RP but he’s a starting pitcher & has Alfredo Simon & they both have two starts. Just noticed he added Heaney which he could potentially have two starts too, looks like he’s loading up on pitching for matchup 13.

    Me on the other hand it looks like I’ll only have one two starter in lackey, could have a couple others to match him, my RP I’m looking at the following;

    Drew smyly (@ Texas vs Colby Lewis & @ Houston vs Scott Feldman)

    Roberto Hernandez ( home in Philly vs marlins vs Nathan Eovaldi & vs braves in Philly vs Ervin Santana)

    My other RP has one start but I’m keeping him there; it’s Dallas keuchel, I’m leaning towards smyly, what are your thoughts on him pitching away from Detroit ?

    Also , which SP who will potentially have two starts would you add + start them?

    Andrew cashner (@ SF vs Matt Cain & home in SD vs diamondbacks vs Mike bolsinger)

    Bartolo colon ( home in NY vs A’s vs sonny gray & @ Pittsburgh vs Jeff Locke)

    Lance Lynn ( @ Colorado vs Jhoulys Chacin & @ LA vs zack Grenike)

    Wei-Yin Chen ( home in Baltimore vs white sox vs Chris sale & home in Baltimore vs TB vs Chris archer)

    Matt garza ( home in Milwaukee vs nationals vs Gio Gonzalez & home in Milwaukee vs Rockies vs Jhoulys Chacin)

    Thanks & have a great one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d add and start Cashner

  137. Flunkie says:
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    Would you prefer Norris or Santana as a replacement for Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  138. Dan says:
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    Hey Grey, do you still like Oswaldo? I think he might be dealing with injuries. I’m in need of AVG and RBIs and McGehee’s sittin there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still like him

  139. Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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    some guy dropped salvador perez bc he also had lucroy. Mccan has been pisssing me off all year with his hot and mostly cold perofromance at the dish, SO i dropped him yesterday (before his 5 rbi game) for perez. Was this move sound?? Perez looks like he will def hit around 280 and get at least 15-20 dingers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the reassurance i been skidding lately with the bats and i have a pretty good lineup for a 12 teamer, and i was really fuming i didnt have mccan in for one last start last night for the 5 rbis lol. but bc of your sound advice Khris Davis gave me another solid performance last night. (thank you sir)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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    Also Coco Crisp is pissing me off bc they bench him once or twice a week and he plays on the west coast and usually im not looking at my team at 1030 when they announce hes sitting. hopefully he shakes this neck thign and plays everyday bc he has been having a real good year but its uber annoying that he sits as much as he does. just an airing of grievances here.

  141. Grey, so that was a YES on, add Masterson and cut Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  142. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Pertaining to same roster above, how bout Hamilton, Bruce, Beltre, and Keuchel for Cano, Scherzer, and Gattis? Too even?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again. I’ll give that a shot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  143. XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Yo FML! I like that you like 140 characters or more bc I need em. All the characters I can get my over-the-internet counselor. That’s really what this is. Except you can’t write any of us scripts. Rx type.. You can prob write real scripts if you are who you say you are!

    10 team, 6×5, limited transactions – Trades don’t count!

    Thoughts on me giving Springer/Hill for Cano? This would put Cano at 2nd, and A-Gon would take Springer’s Util spot. This trade potential almost died mid-post, but I have the asian persuasion bc of my anime skillz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano

  144. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Just picked up Billy Hamilton sorry guys he will now go 0-98

  145. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hey Grey

    Could you rank these OF according to who you like best ROS in a 10 team h2h redraft with OBP?

    Marte, Polanco, B Hamilton, K Davis, Willingham

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton, Marte, depends on needs

  146. Alan says:
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    Niese > Homer at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  147. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Which side Grey? A) H Bailey and J Mejia B) D Wright and M Cain (not a keeper league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright, it’s fair

  148. DomMattingly says:
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    Duffy, Alex Wood, or Hutchison?

  149. sniff test says:
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    Cody Arthur Asche has been giving balls AIDS on his rehab assignment. Do you think this will translate to the BIG SHOW when he returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  150. Big Magoo says:
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    Walk off slam by Swisher off of Frieri. Early front-runner in the Huston Street sweepstakes looks like the Angels. What a mess that bullpen is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

    • Jason says:
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      @Big Magoo: As a Phils fan, I’m hoping they deal for Papelbon.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Jason: I’d be hoping for that too, except I have no faith in Amaro whatsoever. He’d probably ask for Cron, Richards, and a draft pick in return.

        • Jason says:
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          @Big Magoo: The cool thing is, as bad as Amaro’s been, DiPoto’s been worse.

  151. DomMattingly says:
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    Is it time to drop Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For?

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Grey: I have KRod, cJanssenn, and Soria. Sort of short on SPs, just dropped Eovaldi for A Wood. Was thinking of picking up Duffy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  152. Barker says:
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    12 team h2h

    I give ortiz and teheran i get springer carlos gonzalez cashner

    My other 1b rizzo abreu singleton
    My other OF willingham mccutchen pagan morse dl wil myers
    My other SP kluber wheeler cobb lackey heaney ventura walker eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • Barker says:
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        @Grey: countered with my teheran ortiz rodney for his stanton and price

        • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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          @Barker: Do that please.

  153. Slim says:
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    Juston upton or iwakuma? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton… No

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @Slim: So not close!

  154. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start wheeler at the fish house? He got worked by SD last week an had been so annoying. SON has him ranked decently. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  155. hankg says:
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    Looking for power upgrade. Trade Rios for Bruce? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  156. Red Barons says:
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    Pick up Joe Smith? Who do I drop?
    SP – Gray / Cobb / McHugh / Heaney / Eovaldi / Fister / Beckett
    RP – Frieri / Allen / Doolittle / Britton
    Y! 5×5 12-team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  157. B. Baloney says:
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    Who would you rather have this year and/or next year: Oscar Taveras or Mookie Betts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oscar

  158. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Drop Wheeler for Duffy or Masterson? Also have Wood stashed.

    Feel dumb for having Wheeler on my team and benching him v. Marlins. Just been hoping he would finally get it together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson

  159. Q says:
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    Side A: tanaka

    Side B: rios, alcides, Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka, fair if you need those other guys

  160. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey:

    I’ve been offered Kemp for Trumbo. Can I trust him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp

  161. SMLV1 says:
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    Time to drop Frieri? He just killed my stats with that Swisher grand slam!

    Available Closers are – Joe Smith, Belisario, Mejia, or any of the rays RPs besides Balfour.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Smith

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @SMLV1: OMG! Why haven’t you already had Smith?

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Inglourious Dirty ol’ Basterd: My Sp rotation blows, so im carrying bunch of sps. have Rosenthal and Papelbon as my other closers.

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Inglourious Dirty ol’ Basterd: Ive gotten it to look a lot better recently :

        Shields
        Cueto
        Fister
        Gio Gonzalez
        Ventura
        Heaney
        E. Santana
        T. Walker N/A
        Rosenthal
        Papelbon
        Now Newly acquired Joe Smith

  162. James V says:
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    Friend of mine got off work early and invited me to the Dodger game last night. Getting reasonably priced tickets in the middle of the week to see Kersh pitch seemed like a decent way to spend a Wednesday night. What followed was something I’ll never forget. It was the best pitching performance I’ve ever seen; In-person, live, wherever. I’ve never been so happy to see my rostered COL hitters all have donuts. Simply remarkable.

    Anyhow, since I’m here, quick question: Nelson Cruz or Joey Bats ROS?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s very cool… Bats…

  163. jim says:
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    I’m in a really deep league with four spots for RP and both holds and saves as cats. Only closer i have is rondon and no closers are available on the wire so i need to pick up two holds guys. I’m looking to pick up two holds guys who have good ratios with the potential to close in the somewhat near future. Available on the wire are: ziegler, neshek, broxton, casilla, chamberlain, o’ day, and storen. which two would you pickup and why? Thanks in advance for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler, Neshek

  164. henncoop says:
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    Great read per usual …Thanks for lightening the day after a night on the funny farm
    Current staff
    SPs: Sale, Anibeal, Archer, Odorizzi, Milone, Keuchel, Peralta, & Gausman
    RPs Robertson, Melancon, Watson, Walden, Furbush, & Peralta

    Arieta & Duffy are on waivers or possible free agents are Elias, Porcello, Leake, Danks, Masterson, Peavy, & Lincecum

    Any moves I could make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lose Odorizzi for Arrieta

  165. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Which side do you like better?

    A. Chavez
    B. Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  166. Chris says:
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    Grey been back and forth with you on a trade in my league for Pujols and Frazier yesterday he said a 3rd round pick and a singleton instead today he said 3rd Nd 5th rd picks. Again a 10 team keeper league I’m 4 out from 2nd need power and RBI he does have ARAM as well. I currently have hosmer Napoli singleton manny and chisenhall and arenido on the DL should I make this move ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send the picks and Singleton for Pujols and Frazier

  167. Jacks says:
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    Would you still recommend dumping Kemp, Votto and Latos for Freeman? Did I crap the bed? Ugh … The trade never felt right emotionally as a Dodger fan and as someone who has always wanted Kemp. To have to endure his suckitude and not reap the payoff is brutal!

    I gave in 10 team keeper 4×4 $31 Kemp, $28 Votto and $17 Latos for $12 Freeman. All about next year … but if Kemp recovers enuff to be kept at that price, ouch. Think he will? Speed is likely mostly gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  168. SpecialFNK says:
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    trade Wilin Rosario to get Salvador Perez? need help in AVG. or just keep waiting for Rosario to get back to normal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems irrelevant

  169. Charles says:
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    Which pitchers should I drop to pick up Arrieta? Thank you!

    Balfour
    Oviedo
    Melancon
    Archer
    Jaime Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  170. booya says:
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    Cargo or Freeman ROS? How bout for next 3 years?

      • booya says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks. I asked Grey this same question about 10 days ago and he said Freeman so just wondering if his opinion has changed. I’m kinda leaning Freeman myself because of youth and Cargo’s frailty…

        • booya says:
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          @booya: Cargonz this is btw

        • @booya: too, funny after I said Cargo, I thought he is better overall but age and injury for cargo, might just make Freddie better..good luck with your choice..cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman for both

  171. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey, you recommended adding Betances to my staff last week but he was scooped up before I could add him. He was dropped again and I want to know if you still think he’s worth adding to my staff in my 12-Team H2H Yahoo Standard 5X5 (no-holds) league ? Assuming he’ll clear waivers tomorrow, I think either Stroman or Gausman would be the drop?

    (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, Belisario
    (4) P: Cobb, Kluber, Chavez, Heaney
    Bench: (Gausman, Stroman, T. Walker, A. Wood)

    Bailey, Cobb and Kluber have all struggled at times so I think I can add some K / WHIP / ERA stability with Betances until I start getting production out of Heaney, Walker and Wood. Or do you think it’d be better to stream that spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Stroman

  172. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. bruce/heyward/eovaldi for bautista/bailey?

  173. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    if i need runs and average most, steals next (strong at everything else), to replace arcia (getting benched again) owings/odor? if not, do i throw away arcia when victorino comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good read, thanks for sharing!

  174. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, some quick trade advice if you can spare a moment. NL 5×5 keeper.

    My Cole/Scooter/Locke/Matzek for his Heaney/Mejia/Ethier ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  175. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What order would you place these in for Ros?

    Taijuan Walker
    Yordano Ventura
    Nathan Eovaldi

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordano, Walker

  176. Big Magoo says:
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    Just checked out the ol’ Stream-O-Nator, and I’m surprised that it’s so meh on Henderson Alvarez for tomorrow’s home start vs the Mets. He’s posted a 1.62 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP at the Canyon this season, including a complete game shutout of the Mets back on May 6th. Only thing that’s lacking is the Ks, but he’s usually good for around six or so in plus matchups like this one. Looks like a solid streamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure but I picked him up for the game…

  177. Tom says:
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    Given that Hurdle just said Grilli’s status as a closer will be evaluated what’s the probablity that Melancon will take the role within the next week and KEEP it ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      75%

  178. TJ says:
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    Who wins this trade?

    Chris Davis for Rios, Gardner & Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios, it’s fair

  179. yellin yelich says:
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    Niese or Arrieta ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  180. Puig's Poutines says:
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    Teheran for pence fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: you would not do teheran for cespedes tho would you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  181. J-Money says:
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    Grey,

    Please convince me to continue holding Aaron Hill!! Hitless in three straight……Average down to .245, its been a pretty uneventful year…Owings is screaming at me on the wire…do you think he’ll figure it out? The last two years have been kind of underwhelming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  182. Jack says:
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    Butler seems to be heating up. Razzball/Steamer ROS has Butler $ > Polanco $ in an OBP league ROS. Butler is on the wire. Should I assume, overall value wise, that Butler=Polanco ROS and package Polanco with another one of my players to upgrade another position so I can pick up Moobs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get something decent, sure…

  183. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Better stash for saves: melancon Joe smith or bedrosian? Would drop mchugh for one

  184. Abdoozy says:
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    ugh.. Heaney is throwing a lot of pitches.. he’ll never make it through 6 at this rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent though

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: yeah, he’s settling in nicely..

  185. Goose says:
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    Cashner has been solid – but he’s 2-6. So frustrating not getting Ws from otherwise great pitchers – how about a possible glossary term for this?

    Guys like Cliff Lee a couple years ago, Cobb and Cashner this year – great for ratios and Ks but for whatever reason (their team sucks or they’re really unlucky), so they don’t get Ws.

    Couple ideas:

    Three-Quarter Mounders (three outta four categories…)
    Inner (winner without the W…)
    Winmp
    Ace-Minus

    …?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind Winmp… None are jumping off page though…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, agreed… none of ‘em quite have that Razzy-jazzy je ne sais quoi… anyway, might keep the idea in yr noodle and throw it out to the community at some point…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good

  186. herschel says:
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    @Grey: anything to see with james hahn or just a hodgepadre? his curve looks pretty nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hodgepadre

  187. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Gerrit Cole for Kenley Jansen? Rotation is Shields, Cole, Shelby Miller, Kluber, Wheeler and Heaney. “Closers” are Soria, Allen and Neil Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  188. Beltran cleared waivers in the bundy league cut Baez for him, tired of waiting on prospects and Baez is struggling again…cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  189. Bryan says:
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    Arcia or Byrd as a 4th outfielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that changed since about 10 days ago. i agree arcia went on a tailspin like this last year too.

  190. MB says:
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    So is Wheeler actually pitching well or is this just the marlins being worse than SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s pitching well…

      • MB says:
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        @Grey: How can we trust him when he blows vs Padres or should we just start him and live with it. 11 team innings limit 1350 inn

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t trust him… Just start him and love with it or drop him…

  191. Fish says:
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    So here’s the down-low (does anyone say that anymore?)…

    Prospects aren’t added to waivers until called up in my league, so basically I only have the ability to add one during the season as I have to break the bank to acquire said prospect. It’s also a keeper league (keep 5). I’ve been planning on breaking the bank for Javier Baez and keeping him. That being said, my starting pitching staff is weak sauce (like Parmesan Garlic weak at BWW), and I’m questioning if that prospect add should be Heaney. That being said, I find it near impossible to make a keeper player a SP – they’re a dime a dozen to me (maybe that’s why I’m in this position…).

    So… Do I splurge on Heaney or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  192. Zeus says:
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    This entire Marlins-Mets game has been one giant bangfizzle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  193. 740 says:
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    wus good Grey, 10team roto 5×5. can u please pick 2 for ROS. Gio, Wood, Duffy, Hudson, Kennedy, Walker.

    Thank u!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood, Hudson

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy shit. Dominic Leone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You didn’t have him, did you?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: FCL. Cost me a point in ERA and WHIP.

        Cut my lead to 8.5 pts ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, very nice!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nearly time for my team’s annual post-ASB vacation though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t jinx yourself… Or is that a reverse jinx?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Awesome…

  195. Mike says:
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    Morse or David Wright ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

  196. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly redraft. would you swap eovaldi out for any of peavy, gee, lincecum, duffy, gibson, chen, whitley or hahn or just hold on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  197. Mike says:
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    David wright or buster posey ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey

  198. Mike says:
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    Hey grey,

    I could use some power for matchup this week but also want the best outfielder I can get. Who should I grab off the wire when I drop arcia?

    D brown, span, mcgeehee, Dunn, Reynolds, carter

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown

  199. mike says:
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    Of these three who would you take a flyer on?
    Jake Arrieta
    Andrew Heaney
    Jimmy Nelson
    Going to Drop Estrada for one of them
    Sound OK?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • mike says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  200. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Grey my man,whats your take on Pino,anyone watching him tonight,thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s very old with no major league experience, nothing to see with him…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: although he’s probably better than nuno, whom i’ll be trying to get since i couldn’t get pino.

  201. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft where i need hr/rbi. my anibal/perkins/bogaerts for beltre/brantley?

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: scratch than. anibal/perkins for beltre/werth?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Still good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: back and forth….final offer. soria/anibal/bogaerts/crisp for beltre/brantley/axford (i have allen). assuming thats still a go?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  202. Jack says:
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    I’m a little bit worried about R. Zimm’s return to 3rd base because my H2H OBP league counts errors. Is Polanco & Zimmerman too much to pay for Cargo? I have a DL spot open, I could pick up Span to replace Polanco (I know, Polanco will have maybe 7-10 more HR’s than Span) and I can pick up Butler to fill in for Cargo until he’s off DL. Unless complete disaster strikes my team, I’ll be in the playoffs. The only thing I may lose while I wait for Cargo is a 1st round bye (3 round playoff).

    Smart move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span may sit and Zimm may stay in the outfield…

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the late night help!

        Let’s say that does happen (though MLB.com is reporting that he’ll at least start back at 3rd when Harper’s back), if I take Revere or Eaton instead of Span does that make it a smart move or too much risk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  203. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Gavin Floyd hurt. Welcome back to the show Alex wood. I love stashing guys and they come up sooner than expected.

    • Fish says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo:

      Yeah, Grey, you can forget my early question about Heaney. Alex Wood just solved my SP problems. He also solved the AIDS crisis.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    No Robertson for the Yanks! WTF? Resting him I guess.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Betances and Robertson both unavailable (it says here).

      Warren relieves Thornton…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  205. nick the dick says:
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    So i just successfully traded heaney and singleton for scherzer in my 10 team h2h redraft. Uppercase YAY! Now with my open spot im gonna grab another closer should i go bellisorryyo, qualls, ramirez balfour or spec on melancon?….my staff lookin mighty perty with scherzer, lester, wacha, teheran, ryu, yordano, archer, walker, wood with koji, cishek and allen. Might just stream with the spot but appreciate ur input if i decide to grab a closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  206. Fielder's fatties says:
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    drop chavez or smyly for a. wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

      • Fielder's fatties says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey – figured that is who you would drop. Might get some morning wood after that move with my wife smyling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  207. Andrew Heaney – anyone can play

    what did you like – what did you hate – Trying to figure if I should add him to my dynasty team or wait until september to see what might heading to the big leagues

    • @Mr Baseball: Would have like to see some more K’s – his fastball was clocked at 92

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add him, number two starter stuff

      • @Grey: In a 16 team league – having a number 2 starter does not hurt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t think it would

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i’m pretty sure a #2 starter wouldn’t hurt having in a 7 team league.

  208. JoeG414 says:
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    Replacement for Floyd:, any of these worth a gamble on? Please pick the top two: Shoemaker, Guthrie, Kendrick, Brad Mills ,Phelps or Kyle Gibson. (might be the worst list I ever made). I might just pickup a middle RP like Casilla, Carlos Martinez, or Fien. Mixed 6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martinez

  209. goodfold2 says:
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    schumaker or kawasaki or marwin gonzalez in 30 man league. pick 2. kawasaki it’s hard to tell about playing time but he did play two days in a row yesterday and tuesday.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: marwin hits the best when he plays (and counts at MI/CI)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: also 2. blevins or eveland?, if i don’t get pino first i could drop eveland for blevins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eveland

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It is a crapshoot though if you want Marwin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schumaker, Kawasaki

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: if waivers (start in 40 minutes in this league, then it’s free for all till end of sunday, then no player adds till next thur at 12:30 eastern) weren’t tonight and i could guess if kawasaki was actual starter this would be easier. i know somebody else will grab him if i don’t now. i already have marwin and schumaker.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d just hold then

  210. Fielder's fatties says:
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    is cano or altuve plus marte or k.davis or springer too much for gomez? If not, which combo? Trying to free up a bench bat for a streamer spot and upgrade. Non keeper points league favoring power.

    • Fielder's fatties says:
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      @Fielder’s fatties: could also try cano/marte/singleton for goldy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, try it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve and Davis or Marte or Springer is fine…

  211. Busher says:
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    Grey, In a 12 team 7×7 h2h league with QS, K/9, drop any of the following…

    Teheran, Cobb, Bailey, Cashner, Kluber, Gausman, Eovaldi
    Soria, C. Allen, Rondon, J. Smith

    for N. Ramirez, Melancon, Qualls, McGee, Meijia?

    People don’t pick up closers in this league and i don’t know how many I should carry. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon for Ramirez

  212. Hanklongball says:
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    Follow up question. Of Wheeler, Shelby Miller or Heaney… who do I keep for ROS and who has to go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! If Heaney is the keeper, who gets the boot in his place?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller

  213. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Gausman, McHugh or Floyd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Floyd is done for year…. Gausman

  214. john says:
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    Darn that T Walker, seems like one those cases where he needs to get up to MLB give it his best and elevate his game. There have been situations where the guy pitches better up in MLB casue the guy just has the stuff.

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    Who be warming in the Oakland bullpen? Any sign of Gregerson?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: playing against doolittle this week and already mejia/frieri didn’t get 2 or 3 saves they could’ve. could drop frieri for ramirez/smith but first want to find out if either of those actual get the job(s)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: hells to yeah, otero’s in. look at OAK being all proactive about not tiring out their closer. good for them (and me this week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was watching Orange is the new black…

  216. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    holy shit, somebody just drop rosario in my 10 team NL only. damn i won’t get him, but i’ll try to drop mesoraco for him.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: actually if i don’t get hahn dropping floyd (already have gee non-DLed and wood in active slots, we have no NA, and baez) i can just add rosario along with mesoraco. they both have so many damn days off (i think the last 4 for each are shared though, but since COL off today i’m hoping that stops)

  217. Alex says:
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    Cool to drop Dallas K for Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  218. AJ says:
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    Feel like dropping one of Mcann, Rosario or Hunter to pick up an extra closer…closers I’m looking at are either Nathan or Britton..who’s your drop and who’s your pick up? …I’ve had my eye on Britton for a while due to his consistency …thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann… For Britton

  219. Matt says:
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    Balfour or Rondon? Thanks!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Matt: one’s a closer with good stats, the other is in a comittee of 4 guys but he will probably eventually get his job back (probably with worse stats) also TB doesn’t get many save opps either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour

  220. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    The sea has parted. Joe Mauer has 2 rbi tonight. I can’t wait to see what kind of crap rotoworld has to say about this.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: it’ll probably rip on people who rip on mauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Don’t you feel like a douche now…and then two weeks later, good news, that Mauersquito bite, not poisonous…now who wants to do a Verlander for Price deal with me right now? Haha

  221. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Okay to drop Lawrie and/or Napoli in a 12 team H2H 5×5 roto w/22 man rosters? QS instead of wins, start only 9 bats. I like them both, but I’m not taking advantage of 7 SP limit in carrying both of them (currently have 6 SPs plus saves guys).

    I already have Goldy and Rizzo for 1B and Util most days, and trying to trade Napoli is proving more difficult than I thought.

    Lawrie brings better flexibility, but I don’t like the idea of dropping Napoli’s bat for another team to scoop up . Maybe I overvalue one or both, but they do show as 100% owned. But given the league settings, I may need to drop one or both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Lawrie

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: I fought the Lawrie and the Lawrie won…two years later!

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