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Manny Machado‘s epitaph:  He always found more success throwing a bat at a ball.  Better than Salvador Perez’s:  Together again!  Machado wasn’t just struggling, he was like that friend of yours that not only is having a rotten time at a party, but also sucks the prettiest girls in the room into his sad funk of despair and before long, the girls are like, “I don’t want to go out and get drunk and party and potentially hook up with you.  Your friend Manny Machado is too depressed.”  The buzz kill friend.  Yesterday, Machado went 5-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 8th homer, and fourth homer in his last seven games (skipping the suspension games).  About time he listened to your advice, did a body shot off the tummy of the girl that wants to be a physical therapist and cheered up!  I don’t own Machado anywhere this year, due to the knee issue coming into the season, but he just turned 22 years old (almost literally; his birthday was Sunday) and I’ll be all over Machado again next year.  Of course, if you can acquire him in a trade this year, by all means, which sounds like it was said by Malcolm X’s less militant brother, Bobby X.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Dickerson – Traded to the Indians.  Damn, that news alert was like trying to trade Ryan Braun, the reliever, for Puig.  For a millisecond, I thought Corey Dickerson got traded somewhere he would actually play.  Instead, this is Chris.  You know a guy has been traded a lot when the club they are leaving isn’t even the team cap they are wearing in pictures on their player page.  Maybe for old time’s sake, the Indians will trade for Chris Heisey and him and Dickerson can platoon.

Justin Masterson – 2 IP, 5 ER.  Shizz is painful to watch.   Send him to the Disgraceful List already.  Seriously.  No foolsies.

Michael Bourn – Out for a month with a hamstring strain.  Since he’s been battling this from last year, I’m guessing he’s likely going to be useless all this year too.  Too bad Bourn can’t give his hamstring amnesia.

Carlos Beltran – Didn’t start yesterday due to a swollen knee.  I remember in the 90’s when being swole was a good thing.  Beltran remembers.

Shane Greene – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I’ll cop to seeing the box score for this game, and seeing S. Greene and thinking, “Shecky Greene pitched for the Yankees?”

Brian McCann – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  You know your offense is a mess when the catcher, who is hitting .230, DHs.  That’s all I’m going to say on that.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Is it weird that while I was writing Gardner’s name I started hearing Klymaxx’s I Miss You?  The video for that is when videos were videos and love meant something.  I particularly enjoy when the family shows up.  “Hey, what’s going on, mom?”  “Nothing, honey child, just came to watch my baby make a video.”  And tell me that doesn’t look like Cutty from The Wire at 2:05.  Yes, I dissected the Klymaxx video; leave me alone.

James Shields – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Guess a visit to the Rays cured whatever was ailing him.  Good news if you held him during his bout of miserablitis, and great news if you picked him up off waivers from someone else who couldn’t take the heat.  Now get yo’ hindquarters out of the kitchen!  Sorry, for someone reason I just became Florida Evans.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 1 run and 2 steals, and three steals in three games.  Cain…Sugar! now has four straight games with a hit and has been leading off.  I love to bedizen (Word of the Day!) my fantasy team with power/speed guys and Cain’s giving me the speed I so desperately need as I try to fend off Rudy and his Dee Gordon/Altuve slap n’ dash middle infield.

Alex Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs  His day off on Sunday worked out splendidly.  Maybe he can take off Tuesday through Friday and hit a freakin’ homer on Saturday.  Do we dream in color, Ned Yost?  Do we?

Omar Infante – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs.  It’s not HBO, it’s Hispanic Baby Omar.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  In the offseason, the Royals moved their fences back 800 feet.

Jeremy Hellickson – Will make his season debut today vs. the Royals.  Hellickson hasn’t been good in two years, had a 7+ ERA in the minors leagues this year as he rehabbed and I wouldn’t own Hellickson with your team.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating, or bares, if you’re a naturist.  Odorizzi seems like he gets positive mentions from me twice a week, yet his ERA is still only 4.10.  This is obviously due to an April ERA of 6.85, and a solid ERA the rest of the way. (Okay, so I didn’t actually calculate his ‘ERA the rest of the way,’ but I’m sure it’s better than 6.85.  Don’t have to be a rocket surgeon to figure that one.)

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.11.  Funny, his ERA is virtually the same as Odorizzi yet I wouldn’t want anything to do with Tillman, but I like Odorizzi.  Granted, that’s only funny to a handful of people in the Czech Republic.  What, I’ve been checking my Google Analytics.  Hey, Andrej!

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer.  You win, Cruz, all your power belong to you.

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  I’ve only said this about 500 times (maybe three times), but there’s still a lot of homers left in his bat if you can get him.

Chris Davis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  See what I said 1/8th of an inch above for Hardy.  If you’re trying to impress a girl, it’s really five inches above.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 3.47.  On the bright side for his H2H owners, you still haven’t seen his best work.  On the down side, hopefully you get to the H2H playoffs.  On the it doesn’t matter either way side, Strasburg’s not the reason you’re winning or losing, but could be the reason you’re winning soon.  Soon, my pretty!

Cliff Lee – Threw two innings in rehab and told reporters he felt fine.  No word on whether he spelled fine out — F-I-N-E — like he was macking on a girl at a club.

Joey Votto – Awaiting results of his…cat scan?  X-rays?  Cavity search?  How many tests does this guy need?  Can’t they put him on the DL and figure out what’s wrong with him later?

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and 2nd in as many games as he played 1st base.  It only took half a season, but it looks like he’s finally hot.  Just our luck, he’ll prolly cool off over the All-Star break.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  If he were on the Braves, he’d be batting cleanup tomorrow.  Actually, probably ninth behind Justin Upton.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Only really pitched poorly last time out vs. the Padres because I streamed him.  *puts on sexy bear costume, gets in horny bear cage*  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, though I’m not exactly sure why.  Seriously, I have no idea and usually I can figure it out.  /mind boggled.

Chris Coghlan – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd steal.  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week and playing every day.  It’s really incentivising the Cubs players seeing their bids go up on eBay.  I think the Yankees bid on Coghlan right before his last hit.

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-5.  Still hot.  Still schmotato.

Jhoulys Chacin – Shutdown for 4 to 6 weeks.  On a related note, my dog, Ted, is always running after his leash and I’m like, “Stop Jhoulys Chacin!”

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Sky brought up an interesting tidbit yesterday about how the first game coming into Coors is always an offensive dud.  Of course, he mentioned it in relation to the Rockies pitcher who got pounded, but ya know.

Chase Headley – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  It’s fun to see what mediocre players would look like if they called Coors home, isn’t it?

Alexi Amarista – 1-for-3, 2 steals.  EverCab who?!  The crappy shortstop for the Padres that disappointed then got hurt.  I know, Random Italicized Voice.  I was being facetious.  Facetious?  The broad married to William H. Macy?  Forget it.

Cole Hamels – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Marco Estrada (5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks).  This was a classic matchup of good vs. bad.  Damn, I should’ve went into broadcasting.

Chase Utley – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  That’s gonna make the pomade go on that much smoother.

Joe Kelly – Will return to the rotation on Friday and bump Lyons.  Later, Fibber McGee!

Michael Wacha – Will rest for two more weeks.  If he needs a good book recommendation, I’m reading Barbarians at the Gate.  Don’t tell me how it ends!  (It’s gotta be better than the book that new HBO show, The Leftovers, is based on.  It would be more interesting if the show was about reheating meatloaf.  “Hey, I got an idea, how about we have characters that don’t speak, but write everything down!”  The Guilty Remnant should start a blog.)

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 1.79.  Heard a lot of talk about whether Wainwright would start the All-Star Game or Kershaw.  Both are worthy, which is why I suggest they both start.  Tell me it wouldn’t be amazeballs if Kershaw threw the first pitch, then Wainwright came in for the 2nd pitch and Kershaw moved to 2nd base.  Then they kept switching back and forth for every pitch.  This would be must see TV!  Seriously, people who have never watched a minute of baseball wouldn’t just be tweeting about the game, they’d actually watch it.  How am I not in charge of the All-Star Game?

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  On pace for 20 homers, though he is batting .331.  Almost like Adams is a Joey Votto-lite.  And that’s the first time lite and Adams have ever been in the same sentence.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, but came out after 84 pitches because he had a late dental appointment?  I’m honestly not sure.  Left early because he was scared Jose Tabata’s wife was going to kidnap his baby?  I don’t know.

Bronson Arroyo – Will have Tommy John surgery.  He only throws 82 MPH to start with.  Isn’t it easier if he just learns to throw with his left hand?

Mark Trumbo – Expected back right after the All-Star break from his traumatized foot.  Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have used a thesaurus there for a stress fracture.

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He’s a streamer, which is why I streamed him.  Booyakasha!

Martin Prado – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He’s really only a one week hot streak away from being exactly what I thought he was, which is not a whole lot.  Don’t hate the player, hate–  Actually, no hate the player, in this case.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  He did have a homer on Saturday, and has been batting leadoff.  Yes, like every great Tom Cruise romance, there is a but coming.  But he hasn’t done a whole lot recently or this season.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .331.  Now, unlike Ender, this guy has been a hot schmotato, and it doesn’t seem like it’s just a short schedule thing talking.

Daisuke Matsuzaka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Braves.  Such a joke that Dice-K is pitching this well.  Or maybe that’s the Braves hitting that is the joke.  Or maybe no soap, radio.

Jenrry Mejia – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  Probably just confirmation bias, but he seems to blow one save a week and earn one save every two weeks.  Might help if the Mets didn’t make him pitch in the eighth.  He’s still the closer, obviously there’s better ones.

David Wright – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Too bad he didn’t make the All-Star team.  Maybe he shouldn’t have pissed off the Cougars.  Never forget!

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Catherine the Great would’ve had me executed for beating this dead horse, but Grandy’s really the leadoff man?  Really, Seth Myers?

Evan Gattis – Not ready for baseball activity.  That means no spitting or adjusting your cup.

B.J. Upton – 1-for-6, hitting .210 and leadoff.  Meanwhile, Tommy La Stella (1-for-4) has a .380 OBP and is batting 7th.  Cust kayin’.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  When Minor approached the pitching coach after the game to ask him what he did right here vs. his previous shellackings.  The pitching coach said, “No offense…Mets.”

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.06.  If it wasn’t for fear of GLAAD retribution, I’d say Chavez beat off those Regression Fairies.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Won’t go as far to say he came out of his three-month haze, but he’s now gone 2-for-4 in each of his last three games.  I’d make him my MI (not really a stutter!) and see what happens, if you’re struggling up the middle.

Pablo Sandoval – Missed another game with a sore elbow.  Guessing this is hurting his archery too.

Jered Weaver – Left yesterday’s game with lower back tightness.  Less awkward than lower front tightness, but more painful.

Jon Singleton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Gon Homerton!  Yes, he’s batting .188.  No, that won’t continue.  In a small sample size — that’s what she said! Huh? — and being a rookie, it’s impossible to know what he will be.  What he could be is a young Ryan Howard.

Alex Presley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (4), but strained his oblique.  Vague!

Ricky Nolasco – Will undergo an MRI on his elbow.  I’d skip the MRI and just put up on the light box his 5.90 ERA.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Mike Zunino – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  If I wasn’t tethered ever-so-gently to Yan Gomes (who homered yesterday) and Zunino wasn’t batting .217, I would consider picking my catcher scab.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting over .300 in the last week with a steal and two homers (including last night’s).  Picture Kole Calhoun, but without dealing with The Sciosciapath and not as much upside.   That’s Saunders.

Zach Putnam – 1 IP, 0 ER in the ninth inning.  Yay!  In a four-run game.  Lowercase yay.

Adam Dunn – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  I might be the only person in the world that was sonavabenched by that.  Stupid weekly leagues.  I like how expert leagues are like, “We’re gonna play OBP because it’s better representative of real baseball.”  Then they make it a weekly league.  Besides, maybe Fredi Gonzalez, who sets a lineup weekly?

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  A homer a day would be enough for us.  Dayanu!

Mike Carp – Was activated from the DL.  Super.  In related news, the Red Sox called up Mookie Betts to ride the bench.  Maybe I have Mookie rookie nookie, but they have dookie for brains.  Hehe, I said dookie.  They can’t even pinch hit him?  Seriously, dubya tee eff?  Don’t be a slave to the cliche “All Betts are off!”  Play him!

Shane Victorino – Will resume a rehab stint on Wednesday.  Dude updates his resume more than a recent college grad.

Kevin Gausman – Optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.  There’s gonna be a remake of Up in the Air with Gausman in the Clooney role.  Buck Showalter will be in the role originally done by Vera Farmiga, and when Gausman unexpectedly shows up at the stadium, Showalter will open the clubhouse door and Gausman will get a glimpse of Miguel Gonzalez playing catch with Ubaldo.

From Around The Web

  1. Puig's Poutines says:
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    i dont know who has been more frustrating this year longo, bruce, or c davis i had all 3

  2. Abdoozy says:
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    My outfield went 0-15 yesterday.
    My outfielders? Cutch, Stanton, AJones.
    They don’t line up sucking like that very often, fortunately.
    But on a Monday when this weeks opponent hit .427 and had 7R, 3HR and 9 RBI.. I have a nice hole to dig out of. Dammit.

  3. Hey Oh says:
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    Great stuff Grey!
    II have Trumbo sitting on the DL in my keeper league and I’m not sure what to do with him when he comes back. My outfielders are Giancarlo, Adam Jones, Jason Heyward, Alex Gordon, and Cole Kalhoun. My 1B is Morneau. I figure one of Heyward, Gordon, or Trumbo has to go right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hey Oh: Thanks! Heyward likely

    • @Hey Oh: I don’t think you’d get much for Heyward but why not try to trade Gordon or Kalhoun plus a pitcher for a better pitcher and an empty roster spot?

  4. DrEasy says:
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    The Adverb gets two separate entries!

  5. HMAN says:
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    Lorenzo Cain vs Ben Revere vs James Jones, which is the better player to have ROS with emphasis on steals?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Revere, Cain, Jones

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: Revere ? That’s just a Philly Homer talking Wb Mike hope vaca was great.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha! thx

  6. SMLV1 says:
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    Once again, BENCH 2….

    (8) Springer @TEX facing N. Martinez
    (29) Rios @Home facing Peacock
    (45,123) Rizzo @CIN facing Holmberg (Lefty) and Cueto
    (76) Polanco @STL facing C. Martinez
    (296) Moss @Home facing Bumgarner (Lefty)

    • Miles says:
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      @SMLV1: Moss is an obvious bench. Polanco probably the other

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Miles

  7. SteveNZ says:
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    Love this Good Times vibe you have going. Was 40 years ago that it first came on TV and some of those episodes are still with me.

    Confronted some issues, yo.

  8. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Hardy or miller ROS?

  9. I spent yesterday afternoon polishing my brass balls and then set my H2H fantasy baseball lineup, sending Ian Kennedy and James Shields to the bump and was rewarded nicely…

    I noticed Kennedy being dissed on here yesterday for his start in Coors, if y’all had done your homework and some polishing you would have noticed Kennedy had a in the low 2 ERA on Blake street in his career…Also Shields is too good of an SP to ever bench…

    ALWAYS check situational stats on hurlers, some are great at home and some are great on the road and so on…

    Any the hoo, my balls are nice and shinny and gleaming after last night!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      congrats!

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:Lady luck has brass balls now wow how things change

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Nice..I wish I would had done my homework on Kennedy like you did as I benched him like many others in Coors… That’s just my rule of thumb though, bench all at Coors except the studs, uhhhh…..Thanks for the advice Phenom.

  10. EJ says:
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    Grey,
    Super stuff…always a great read early in the morning…..
    14 team 5×5 Roto :
    I am hurting for wins (12 out of 14), ERA (9 out of 14) and WHIP (9 out of 14) but in 4th place due to my offense. League limits to 200 starts. Which do you stream :

    Nuno vs. MIA
    Young vs. MIN
    Martinez vs. PIT
    Skaggs vs. TOR

    I have flexibility to stream up to two.
    SON likes Nuno and Skaggs a lot more. I picked up Martinez before I looked at SON but could drop him for any of the others. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Young and Martinez

  11. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The Sun evaporates a trillion tons of water a day.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s a lot of water

    • @JeF With 1 F: Fact of the day:
      I am getting tired of the facts of the day. They should be about baseball & baseball only…cheers

        • Beastman says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I am NOT getting tired of the fact of the day. Keep em coming!

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Phenom is a hater. Keep em’ up. DO IT!

            • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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              @Malicious Phenom: Go watch some SportCenter or get a room with Tim Kurkjan if you want some baseball facts!!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: you’ll have to take that up with Cinco’s customer service dept.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            creators of the Facts Machine “Makin’ It Easy”

            it’s a Tim & Eric reference

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Mike: Ha Ha stop giving my secrets away

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                whoops!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yup that damn Sun

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m gonna bring on a class action

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Who’s with me?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Anyone?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Okay, I’ll give a chance for others to respond.

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Malicious Phenom: you dont count…you didnt even want this fact

                    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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                      @Grey: Im witcha Grey!@JeF With 1 F: Ha! Best thread of the day! Keep them facts comin JeF with 1 effin F!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Agreed

                    • @JeF With 1 F: HA, I just want a baseball fact every now and then..If you remember back in the beginning when you did the facts, I was your #1 fan and even had my own fact of the day, which was, I loved the facts of the day..

  12. E says:
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    Is matt kemp droppable? No one particularly sexy out there, guys like ozuna, morse, Cain, Jennings, markakis, i could get Adam laroche in the lineup.

    Getting tired of his lack of power and speed.

    • @E: I would try and trade him before dropping..Dude had 4 hits the other day after having a solid June, he is getting close to being the Kemp we know and love…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom…explore some trades

  13. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Lowrie, Scooter or Wong for 2B
    H2H pts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

  14. bossmanjunior says:
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    Sit/Start

    Ryu @ DET
    Fister v BAL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting both

  15. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Haren v SD (15.5) or Colon v ATL (13.5)
    H2H pts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Haren

  16. kingforaday151 says:
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    Trade Doolittle away to get D. Ortiz in a 12 team head-to-head? I’ve got Rosenthal, Britton, and McGee as my other closers. Mejia and the ChiSox closer pile are available as replacements…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  17. John Rubino says:
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    Great read as always!

    For what its Werth, Odorizzi has a 3.18 ERA since April with a 10.9 k-rate and 3.18 BB/9. Kinda makes me wish I held him after a stream v. the Marlins a month back. Doh!

    • Mike

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      he gives me the shakes every time he goes out there, but I agree

  18. Here there Grey! So … Do you think Minor, Carlos Martinez or Joe Kelly is a better pickup ROS? Looking mostly for wins, but also need strikeouts without hurting ratios. I was leaning Minor until your blurb made me remember who he was facing.

    Also, please, who do you like more as a DL stash between Mauer and Cuddyer??

    • @Arnie S: In addition to Minor, Martinez & Joe Kelly please add Charlie Morton. Thank you!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rankd them Minor, Morton, CMart

      • @Mike: Minor and Morton ahead of Kelly? Maybe I was too high on Kelly.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like Kelly, just prefer the other two

          • @Mike: I’m curious to see what Grey thinks about the pitchers. I had been thinking Minor was pitching hurt.

            Oh, and how about the DL stash? Which do you guys like more, Mauer or Cuddyer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Arnie S: Mauer…I agree with Mike on SPs

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  19. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Trade Beckett melancon prado for gio dozier brad miller

    My bullpen is melancon rosenthal McGee joe smith grilli clippard. We have categories for both saves and holds.

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: I also have mejia

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Brett: DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  20. LarryA says:
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    Please rate ROS: Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Tim Hudson

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      flip it around…Hudson, Chavez/Hahn

      Hudson doesn’t get a ton of Ks, but he’s clearly ahead of the other two IMO

    • james says:
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      @LarryA:

      hudson- vet, knows how to pace himself for a long season, so less risk of a total collapse
      Hahn- worst case he regresses to a hodgepadre and is a for sure play at home
      Chavez- cutters can kill arms quickly, he has not really learned how to throw it well yet, so see a huge injury risk from a guy teams are still working up the profile for.

      That is the order. thinking about it, Chavez has the same hodgepadre floor (H-O.co-dgepodge?)

  21. Joeg414 says:
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    Asked Gray late last night, but I ‘ll like to see what you guys think: I’m looking to deal Blackman, I got Cargo coming back and Ozuna and Willingham as bench bats. I was offered Utley ( which would help), but I was looking at a Closer(since I can gain more points with Saves). Do we think Casilla can keep the job the ros? Interest in Blackman is low.6×6 Roto mixed.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hard to say if he’ll keep the job or not…I would take Utley

  22. Another Q for a diff league but would you suggest dropping Roark ro Chavez for Odorizzi? I didn’t notice he was doing so well … he’s got to be better than both those guys. But who would you drop???

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d prefer to drop Roark

  23. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    We’re all dropping Heyward at this point, right? Aybar, Torii Hunter, Leonys, Duda, Hardy, and Singleton are on the wire. It’s for a UTIL spot so positions don’t matter. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @Mike:
        Bummer. Thanks for the input, fellas. Is this guy ever gonna be anything more than upside?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: I hate Heyward but i just think hes your best option out of that group

          • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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            @JeF With 1 F:
            Jason Heyward has ruined my life. It’s just that simple. I got him as a throw in on a trade after avoiding him like the plague in the draft. Ghost of Bumps Past was excited. Ghost of Bump’s present now owes him a throat punch.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: I disagree with others, You can do better streaming a hot schmo thru your util than Heyward IMO.

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you, Grey (and Grey Admirer). I was leaning Hunter in a big way, I just needed someone else to tell me it wasn’t a crazy idea.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. Sons of Liberty says:
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    What to do with Allen Craig?
    The weekly line graph of his season looks like the EKG of a 17 year old dog about to turn 18.
    I felt certain he would revive but now the Cardinals are playing mix and match in the outfield.
    I wonder what the Second Half Crystal Ball says about him?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sons of Liberty: you can drop him if there is someone better you like

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  25. DancinHomer says:
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    Great read as always. Need some SP help. Who do you like best this week (and if any are worth holding for the ROS):

    Joe Kelly (@MIL)
    Jake Odorizzi (TOR)
    Tyler Skaggs (TOR, @TEX)
    Jacob deGrom (ATL, MIA)
    Bud Norris (@WAS, NYY)

    Thank you much kind sir

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Odorizzi and Skaggs

      • DancinHomer says:
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        thanks for the input guys. Always appreciated

        • DancinHomer says:
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          shoot, forgot to ask about your thoughts on Rubby De La Rosa (looks to be getting called back up Wed) for the rest of the year / how would you compare to the above SP’s?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s not very good

            • DancinHomer says:
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              @Grey:

              Haha, well that settles that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Matty says:
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    Hey dude, thanks as always.
    Hate to leave a whole roster here, but I’m in the rut of thinking my team should be better than it is and I’m at a loss for how to improve. Figured the impartial Razz-munity could offer some insights.
    Offense heavy (H/R/HR/SB/TB/AVG/OPS + W/SV/K/ERA/WHIP), 12 team h2h, with a waiver wire that’s generally pretty picked over.
    C- Montero
    1B- Pujols
    2B- Kinsler
    3B- Longo
    SS- Andrus
    OF- Ríos, Puig, Springer
    Util- Rizzo
    BN- Bruce
    SP- Price, Anibal, Kluber, Richards, Arrieta, Hahn, Stroman, Ventura
    RP- Qualls, Doolittle, Ziegler
    Ideas? Anyone I should lose to get Chavez/ Odorizi? Can someone talk me off the ledge?
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m guessing Longo and Rios have been disappointing for you, but Bruce could get hot and come off the bench. Pitching is really solid IMO. I might try to move Pujols for an upgrade at another position, slot Rizzo at first, Bruce at UTIL, and then you can pick up Odorizzi or Chavez in the leftover slot…

      • Matty says:
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        Awesome. Thanks.
        I’ll throw out some feelers and see what kinds of top tier OF or 3B I can get for a combination of Pujols and a disappointment (Longo/ Rios).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    Great read Grey! Billy Hamilton on the Braves was dead on. Seriously though, in the annals of all baseball history has there ever been a manager with enough cerebral vacuity to bat his worst (and one of baseball’s worst) OBP hitter lead-off and his best OBP guy 7th?

    I would think this is without precedent and I’m talking T-Ball to beer league softball all the way up to the majors. It couldn’t have been done before could it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s how they make lineups in the the Bizarro World

  28. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm 2-catcher weekly OPS league: Iannetta, Vogt, Hundley or Ellis?

    I’m going to print copies of this question to hand out instead of business cards, birth announcements, etc.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…Vogt

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: till red dick comes back, but then it’ll be iannetta time. even though that dude plays about exactly as much as mesoraco last year, 3 out of 5.

  29. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Mr. Ambiguous Color,
    I get to come out of the closet, online, at this moment… cause I love me some SON! You go Chase Anderson! My league=haters!
    Peace!

  30. Five-On-One says:
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    Please pick two – AssCab, JJHardy, Mercer, Wong, Infante, LeMahieu. Gracias.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hardy, Wong (ha!)

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Mike: Forgot to include La Stella on the list. Big Tommy or Wong?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d still go with Wong

  31. The Strolg says:
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    So I’m at a bar this weekend and it’s a total sausage party and then out of the blue in walks the hottest cougar you’ve ever seen. She walks across the room and sits down at the end of the bar and all the dudes are like dear in the headlights, so I go over and sit down next to her and yell down to the bartender ‘Hey you! You with the filthy apron, couple of scotch and waters!’ then turn to her and say ‘You wanna see something cool?’ and he answers ‘Sure’, so I pull out my phone and pull up the Razzball website and she’s asks ‘Who’s that?’ and I say ‘Oh that’s Grey’ and she says ‘Damn he’s sexy’ and I think to myself she’s got class for sure. So I go to the glossary and scroll down to Vulture Shock and show it to her and say ‘that’s mine’, and the next thing I know she’s under the bar blowing me and I’m thinking this is the greatest day of my life. Then the bartender comes up and slams down the two scotch and waters and says to me ‘You know the Regression Fairies, much like Frances, don’t like it when you touch their stuff’ and all of a sudden the dream starts to fade away and I’m like ‘But I am the acorn that becomes the oak!’ and BAM, I’m laying in bed next to my old lady with a severe case of slumber lumber. I think about waking her up to work on it, but then I remember the look on her face when I tried to explain what said term meant, and that it is on a fantasy baseball website, and realize I’m not going to be getting any tail for at least a month, so I go into the bathroom and thinking about my 2.811 ERA in my RCL league snapped one off an all was right with the world.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @The Strolg: Ha Nice…i just got Wet Tail

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

  32. Awesome Auger says:
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    Morton got the hook because the bases were loaded in the 8th and his spot was up (Polanco struck out on a horrible third strike swing… sad trombone). Its too bad for Morton, he was dealin!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      makes sense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesome Auger: Yeah, I figured, was crazy early in his pitch count though

  33. goodfold2 says:
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    prelim keeper questions (aug 3 for real deadline, F knows why)
    1. NL only 2 out of puig/rizzo/rendon, thinking rendon is the drop
    2. for some reason it used to be these 4 but now we only have 3: braun/cargo/upton/f-her. probably drop cargo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Puig and Rizzo
      2. prefer CarGo to Upton

  34. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey – a question – but not for fantasy advice. Do you have a word in the Raxzicon for when a player is in a game where his team scores a ton of runs but your player has no part of it? Where he’s just or ALMOST just completely shut out of the stat sheet?

    For example – on 7/5 the Nats scored 13 runs. What did Bryce Harper do in that game? He got a hit and nothing else.

    Or last night when the Astros dropped 12 runs on Texas but G. Springer’s contribution was a mere run and nothing else.

    • Cheese says:
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      @Fish: Grey must be be heavily invested in the adverd to mention him twice ;)

  35. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Speaking of Bryce Harper – he was seen in a DC parking lot suckling the wee testis of “Armstrong”, the half-gelded goat.

  36. your mom says:
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    hey yo. tulo/b.butler/gardner for a.ramirez/carlos gomez/brantley in a 20 team keeper league? thanks!

    • your mom says:
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      @your mom: how about j.abreu/gio gonzales for my tulo/hyun jin ryu?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @your mom: Whos your other option at SS

        • your mom says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: that trade would leave me with jordy mercer T.T I’m 17th this year, so I don’t think I’ll be contending this year.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @your mom: I like the gomez side

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Gomez side
      2. Tulo side

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: I agree with mike…but think the second one is close.

  37. SteveThePirate says:
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    Pick up Viciedo once he clears waivers? Other OF are Bruce, Ozuna, Yelich, Ryan Zimmerman and Myers (DL)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  38. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team H2H Redraft
    Trade Encarnacion to get Votto and Arrieta?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the E5 side

  39. CL says:
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    My team is the Walking Dead. Jeez. Sonofvabenched Shields for the cherry on top.

    On the plus, I picked up Matt Adams to fill in for Votto… thanks for the dinger. Did I hear Votto has some mental health issues, and that may be the root of this uncertainty?

    Also, Dellin Betances.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: That was Greinke, no?

  40. Steve D. says:
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    Singleton or Cron until Trumbo gets back?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      flip a coin…Singleton

  41. goodfold2 says:
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    now with gordon doing good for 1 day it’s back to living in interesting times again. arenado not doing anything yet. bench two. Hitter T says arenado/gordon
    gordon @ hellickson
    polanco @ carmart
    arenado vs ross (more telling, arenado not yet doing anything at home)
    rios vs peacock

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gordon and Arenado

  42. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, can you please pick one streamer. Nuno, Hughes, Vargas, Hellickson.

    Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m streaming Nuno today

      • 740 says:
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        @Mike:

        Thank you Mike

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: I wouldn’t trust any of them

  43. George Zip says:
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    Wade Davis, Casilla or Putnam?
    I’m doing this thing where i have no closer.

    • james says:
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      @George Zip:

      I thought Castilla was the closer…. Even if the team is not winning enogh for im to get saves.

      I think Davis is playable at SP, so if that means getting in your lineup every day, go there.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis if you don’t care about saves. Casilla if you do…

      • George Zip says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. I’m only in it for the points, dont’ need saves

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mike: didn’t casilla just get 2 saves in last 5 days?

  44. matlock says:
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    dump minor for quintana, stroman, odorizzi, or leake in a keeper?
    thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      still Minor, but I’d look to add Stroman in keepers

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: can’t be that many keepers if stroman is still out there.

  45. can't fight fate says:
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    Which RP do you think will most likely get a chance to close by the end of the trade deadline. Thinking of picking up either Benoit, Feliz, or Bastardo. Thanks.

    • james says:
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      @can’t fight fate:

      Feliz.

      I think one of the writers here mentioned that bastardo may have moved down the pecking order for saves when paps gets traded.

      Benoit has an equally high chance of getting traded as the closer in front of him, so he is not a good bet in my opinion. I would not be shocked if he were traded first. Remember a few years ago when we all were running after Koji Uhera and Matt Adams( P) and then they both got traded to be set up men in Texas instead of becoming the closers. Older RP on short term deals are normally trade targets for more teams. only a few contenders need a closer, but a lot of them need better 7th and 8th inning guys.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree, Feliz. Giles is in that mix in Philly

      • can't fight fate says:
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        thanks to both

      • james says:
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        @Mike:

        I need to get better with names. 2 posts that i forgot the players name i was talking about… at least it was a pitching prospect and a middle reliver that I forgot.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha no worries. they all blend together

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mike: Bastardo! Not you, the player

  46. Awesome Auger says:
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    I need K’s badly and someone who won’t destroy my ERA/WHIP in the process… Which two of these three would you prefer: Minor, Quintana, Kennedy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Minor, Kennedy

  47. james says:
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    I am giddy that i mentioned Cohglan as a guy the Cubs could flip for a decent pitching prospect after the hammel/Shark trade. The cubs have almost too may hitting pospects, but Vizciano and Edwards are their only noteable pitching prospects, compared to their hitting prospects where they have 3 top 10 prospects (Baez, Bryant, Russell), 2 more top 50 (Soler and Alcantara), and 2 more top 100 (Almora, Vogelbaugh);they hae no pitching prospects (Edwards is good and looks like a mid rotation guy if things pan out, and Vizciano looks like a late innings guy).

    If the yankees go after Cohglan, what should the cubs ask for, I mentioned Aaron Judge (power hitting Corner OF, i think he moved off 2b this year), or do the yankees have interesting arms in the minors i do not know about (they had a pitcher make a few midseason top 50 lists, but i forget his name, and i assume would be more than the yankees would give for a 4th OF type that is 29-30 years old).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Severino made the midseason list

      • james says:
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        @Mike:
        For the prospect guys, that is a write up i would like to see, I know virtually nothing about the guy, and had honetly never heard of him before this week. (i play in a bunch of dynasty leagues but not very many prospects… my knowlege only goes maybe 100-200 prospects deep of even knowing names, maybe 100 deep in knowing at least basic profile/upside… i do see a lot of AA games for the Os, so know that league pretty well)

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          cool. Eastern League is what I hit up too here in Akron. Go Ducks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james: I would think they have to….Give him for anything, really

      • james says:
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        @Grey: @Watson: With the Yankees and Sox both in need of real OF help, I cannot help but think that this is a rare year where finge OF actually will demand something at the deadline.

        Personally, as a Sox fan, I hope they go after Dickerson or Stubbs from the Rockies. They have too many major league OF, and would give dickerson a full time job if either were traded. I have to imagine that the rockies are drooling all over every big time pitching prospect the Sox have. A Workman for Dickerson trade seems like a win/win. (the sox have a lot of good pitching prospects, workman seems like the most ho hum of them)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you’re right that they think that way, but I always feel like good pitching prospects are a waste for the Rockies to go after…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: just read the COL opening section of this year’s BP, where there was a very good argument to the effect that it’s even more important COL gets the better pitchers, since everybody else’s starters have to pitch there too half the time. whereas even mediocre hitters will do well at home there.

  48. Rs says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you have ROS 6×6 ops. Dickerson or Jd-mart? Does Dickerson take a hit when Cargo is back?

    • james says:
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      @Rs:

      I do not see Cargo as the real road block. It is 6 men for 4 spots. Cuddyer (hurt possibly the rest of the season), morneau (good trade target for a contender, and fragile), Stubbs (expiring contract and good platoon OF for a contender), Blackmon, Cargo (hurt but returning), and Dickerson. I think the most likely scenario includes a Stubbs trae, and Dicerson playing full time. The other possibility is a Dickerson trade, but that seems less likely, since dickerson has a few more years of team control, where stubbs is either a FA this year or next at a reasonable price.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Martinez…I think this could be real

  49. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points

    Running out of waiver moves quickly with all my injuries this year. Only have 5 moves left for the season, but Allen Craig and Boegarts are killing me. Worth it to Drop both of them for Casey Mcgehee and JJ Hardy or just save the moves and leave the dead weight on my bench? Pedro Alvarez, Brandon Belt and Jose Reyes are my other guys at those spots.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t carry dead weight if you don’t have to. I’d make the moves. Bogaerts is keeper material, but he’s not the best option right now in redrafts.

  50. Guided voices says:
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    Hey Gray/Schmidter….5×5 h2h,any interest in Joe Kelly?

    Thnks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He’s a streamer IMO

  51. K Loggins says:
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    Drop Taveras for Calhoun? Or is it too early to give up on Oscar

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Calhoun in redrafts

  52. Puig's Pountines says:
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    i know what hitter tron says but have to bench 2 who would you choose?

    brantley at home vs tanaka
    morse at oakland vs sonny grey
    jay bruce double header obvious start and probably 0-19
    melky at LAA tyler skaggs
    puig at det vs verlander
    jd martinez at home vs ryu
    brock holt home vs danks
    cespedes home vs bum

  53. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Because of injury to Edwin, trying to figure out something since my corners are:
    Chisenhall (1B), Alvarez and Arenado between 3B/UTL/Bn together with Hunter (UTL/BN) depending on the match ups.

    Idea: now that I can add Casilla as closer, I’m thinking of trading Holland or Melancon for a 1B.
    What type of 1B should I target for each of them?
    Current Rp: Holland, Melancon and Hawkins.

    I can also work the ww and add McGehee, Howard (recently dropped), Holt, Butler.
    If I add one of the below, who do I drop (Alvarez, Hunter, Arenado, Chisenhall).
    Mix, H2H, 12 teams.

    Many thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold until E5 comes back personally. I would think Holland would return the most value, so aim high if you’re trading.

  54. Mordacious Levator says:
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    QS league, who’s the drop for Gee (or just wait and see first leaving Gee in DL slot, not a streaming league, deep and very small amounts of pickups per week)
    miley/mccarthy/odrisamer

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: 2. also is locke over any of those SP? he was just dropped.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        not exactly, I like Locke but he’s in the same mix

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t trust McCarthy or Despaigne, but I’d cut McCarthy first

  55. Jedd Jerko says:
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    Have 2 offers out there involving Puig. Do either of these make sense in a keeper league, with 13 keepers so the young pitchers would be fringe-type keepers, and looking to add some pitching if it makes sense.

    Bautista/Ventura/Wheeler for my Puig/Heaney/Bundy

    or

    Bumgarner/Oscar Taveras for my Puig/Baez

    Thanks for the help

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the Puig side in both scenarios, so I guess I’m telling you to hold

  56. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick two best starters on 7/10 (W & QS league)

    Bailey vs CHN CVillanueva (SON $20.1)
    Kazmir vs SF THudson (SON $16.4)
    Lester vs CHA JQuintana (SON $16.3)
    Garza vs PHI DBuchanan (SON $15)
    Colon vs ATL Harang (SON $13.5)
    Gio Gonzalez vs BAL MGonzalez (SON $3.2)

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Bailey and Kazmir

  57. Will says:
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    J. Upton and A. Wood/T. Walker for Bumgarner? Too much to give up or fair?

    6 x 6 (OPS and L)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have the bat/arm combo

  58. Clint says:
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    Whom should I drop to activate Liriano when he returns shortly in my h2h pts league w/8 teams and 10 keepers/team (note: I don’t have any bench bats to drop):

    SP’s: Teheran, Fister
    RP’s: Keuchel, C-Mart
    P’s: Eovaldi, Gray, Shark, Bailey
    Bench: Cobb, Minor, Arrieta, Ventura, Lohse
    DL: Liriano, Wacha
    Prospect spot: Cingrani

    Thanks again guys! Hanging in there at 2nd place overall thanks to Razzball.

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Clint: eovaldi

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Thumb

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: Eovaldi or Keuchel depending on his wrist issue

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I take that back id probably drop Liriano

  59. The Thumb says:
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    Was offered Stras/DanMurph for Pujols/Gennett

    I’m in a very close race in HR/RBI and my other 1Bs are Papi and Adams. I have CarGo on the DL and Bruce (hopefully) getting hot so I may be able to take the hit.

    Also, the words were a little too big for my small brain but that article posted over the weekend made it sound like Pujols’ power is about ready to drop off a cliff.

    My rotation is Gray/Teheran/Cobb/Hahn/Keuchel with Paxton (DL) and Nelson (NA). I’m last in innings with 833 in a 1500 max.

    Feel like I’m answering my own question but, pull the trigger?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the trade, partly because I like DMurph and partly becuase you’re getting a nice arm in return with other 1B to fall back on

  60. donnie james says:
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    can only pick up one, corey dickerson or steve pearce

    • The Thumb says:
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      @donnie james: short term rental? Dickerson is home until the break and faces the padres and twins

      • donnie james says:
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        @Mike: @The Thumb: rest of season

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Dickerson

  61. Funkytown says:
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    ROS – Taveras or Cain Sugar?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cain

  62. Scott says:
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    Machado or Arendado ROS? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      flip a coin, but I prefer Arenado

  63. sniff test says:
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    Would you rather, Taveras or B. Miller in redraft league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      leaning Taveras

      • sniff test says:
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        @Mike: that sounds like a monument

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @sniff test: B- Rad

  64. The Borzoi says:
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    Moose figuring it out? ROS Moose, Chiizz, ARam?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ARam

  65. Pedro Alvarez or krush?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Krush

  66. ashtray says:
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    I just had votto, encarnacion, and gerrit Cole all put on the DL with only 2 spots available. Cut Cole for Morton, Odorizzi, Alvarez, or Quintana or hold?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Odorizzi or Alvarez

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you trade Pedro for Smooth Santana and dump Rosario for a streamer if Pedro was riding the pine?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  68. MisterGoiter says:
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    Long time reader, first time commenter. Trade Lackey and Wright for Machado and Pedroia? Hill is current 2B, and I have Joe Kelly in a DL slot.

  69. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Stream DeGrom vs ATL (5.7) today?
    12 team H2H pts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would not

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haven’t heard anything new

  70. IUPAC says:
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    16 team category (QS instead of W’s) redraft.

    Have a ton of 1B (Abreu, Belt, Lind, Morales, trade Lind and Homer Bailey for Cole Hamels?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

      • IUPAC says:
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        @Mike: Forgot to close my parenthesis, but thanks Mike.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          (no problem

  71. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey/Mike,

    Would you start T.ROSS@Col and C.MARTINEZ vs. Pit tonight?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m hesitant on Ross. CMart seems fine to me

  72. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    I’ve been benching Bryce Harper for JD freakin’ Martinez and still haven’t regretted it. WTF! Harper doesn’t just look stupid out there – he looks lost again.

    Last 7 for JD
    9/23 3R 3HR 6RBI 1BB 2K .391AVG 1.286OPS
    3/21 1R 0HR 0RBI 3BB 10K .143AVG .440OPS
    Last 7 for Bryce

    That’s a near 50% K rate. Da phuque dude. Da phuque!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Patience

    • can't fight fate says:
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      We already saw the same thing happen with W Ramos, and Bruce. They will not come back and produce immediately. I am trying to buy low on Harper, but the owner is not dumb enough to go for that.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @can’t fight fate: In a Yahoo league last week I got E5 and Harper for Morse, Zobrist, and Tony Parker’s ex-thirdbaseman Evan Longoria. I thought it was robbery but the owner was frustrated and the league let it go through. Little did I know…E5 on the shelf and Harper on the suck.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @can’t fight fate: you’re not giving that owner enough credit.

  73. Phenoms BASEBALL Fact of the Day:
    In 1931 a 17 year old girl struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back and for that she was banned from playing Baseball!

  74. can't fight fate says:
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    In talks about acquiring C Davis. I asked if A Gonzalez and P Polanco would be enough. Do you think I am overpaying? Redraft league. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Placido Polanco?

      • can't fight fate says:
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        Yeah from Pittsburgh

        • can't fight fate says:
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          jeez thats G Polaco….My bad yeah those 2

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            I’d rather have the Polanco side

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Mike: You love the Polanco side

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                Tales From The Polanco Side

    • stonepie says:
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      @can’t fight fate: im confident davis will rebound but how much better will he be than adrian? i dont see a huge difference between the two and polanco looks legit.

      • can't fight fate says:
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        well he said he does not want it anyway so that’s that.

  75. The Borzoi says:
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    Kazmir ranking among SP ROS?

  76. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Can’t believe no one said anything yesterday about O.co, Petco, and Metco having “more foul territory that Roseanne Barr’s privates.” How dare they! So, I will. Bravo, Mr. Grey. Bravissimo!

    I’m liking Odorizzi, Morton, and Gausman more and more lately as keepers. I tend to see them ranked Morton, Odorizzi, Gausman for ROS, with Odorizzi and Morton interchanging based on matchups, and then I see it ranked Gausman, Odorizzi, Morton as keepers. Would you agree with that assessment, or would you have a different oder?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I agree with you. I might put Gausman ahead of Odroizzi this season if he stays up in the second half. I read that he has no innings limit this year so that is a good thing.

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @Mike: Yeah, and he’s really good when he doesn’t blow up like he did last week. I used to have him above Stroman, but now I have Stroman rostered, and I think I consider him a start every time out guy.

  77. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Starting Gee at 8.1 vs ATL tomorrow? 12 team roto.

    Or wait and see how he does first start back before potentially adding him.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s borderline for me. I’d wait and see

    • can't fight fate says:
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      I never start a pitcher coming of a DL. Look at Fister’s first start this year. They rarely do well, and will not last more then 5 innings.

      • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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        @can’t fight fate: Latos, Kershaw, Cole, and that’s just a sample from my roster.

  78. Al koholic says:
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    singelton or plouffe

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singelton

  79. Bye Felicia says:
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    I hate Nelson Cruz for what he’s doing. Why did I trade you for Desmond Jennings! Worst preseason trade I made this year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it happens

  80. Teddy Heater says:
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    SON’s not big on Vargas (3.2) @ TB today or Martinez (.9) v PIT. I have Teheran & Gray starting sit Martinez, Vargas or both?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting Martinez

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike

  81. kandeepan says:
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    Hi,
    I need to improve my ERA and WHIP in my yahoo 12 team roto league.
    My SPs were initially hurt so I have tried using the stream-o-nator but it has been a shellacking.
    ,
    My SPs are: Anibal sanchez, Alex Cobb, Jeff Smaarjiasdfsa, Mike Leake, Lance Lynn

    Anyone better on waivers than Mike Leake and Lance Lynn?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m guessing you can find better than Leake, but hard to say without knowing who is available to pick up

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @kandeepan: how do we know who’s on your waivers?

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @kandeepan: Odorizzi and Morton are probably avainlable.

  82. WalleyWorld says:
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    Deep dynasty league. Still having outfield and MI issues. Currently running out Arcia, Van Slyke, and parmelee in the OF. Waiting on aj pollock and wil Myers. Just picked up Drew to replace villar who is now riding my bench. Odor is my 2b. Have you any suggestions on what to do? Ruggiano was just picked up, had my eye on him.

    Available players include coghlan, Sizemore, Sean Rodriguez. Inf include Kike Hernandez, Schoop, forsythe.

    I have to hang onto odor for long term right? Thanks for any help!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      def def hold onto Odor

      Coghlan and Sean Rodriguez are decent options

      • WalleyWorld says:
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        @Mike:By decent options do you suggest I drop parmelee for one of them? I think VanSlyke is the only one with cf eligibility.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like Coghlan a little more than Parmalee, yes.

      • WalleyWorld says:
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        @Mike: and just to clarify, odor is much better long term option over Schoop and Kike Hernandez right?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes. absolutely

  83. FillyP says:
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    12t H2H ESPN 5×5 keepers

    J. Castro thinks (WTF?) he has lymph nodes under his arm. Is he a drop at this point? Catcher FA pool is awfully thin in this league.. D’Arnaud, Vogt, Chirinos, Avila, Salty..

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would take d’Arnaud or Avila for a spin

  84. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Just assumed control of a team in a 12 team, big roster, keeper league. I was offered this deal and seriously considering it:

    I give up my Tanaka for Machado and David Price.

    Your thoughts/advice?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like it a lot

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Mike:

        My keepers would be something like this afterwards:

        Encarnacion, Wright, Machado, Ellsbury, Price, Wacha

        I have a serious inquirer on Ellsbury in a package deal to upgrade significantly too.

        I give Ellsbury and Kimbrel for Cano + secondary pieces OR Ellsbury and Kimbrel for Rizzo + better secondary piece?

        Any thoughts on either of those as possible upgrades?

        Thanks in advance!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like the Rizzo one

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Mike:

            Rizzo, is my huckleberry as well.

            Thanks, Mike.

  85. Paul says:
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    Do you think Donaldson’s terrible June/July and apparent back issues make him a buy low or a tread carefully? I have Seager at 3B right now so not sure how much of an improvement Donaldson would be ROS.

    Thanks!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Paul: Buy Low if you can

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF, but Seager is fine

      • Paul says:
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        @Mike: Thanks for your advice! The trade would be Freeman and a miscellaneous bench guy for his Donaldson and Latos or Ryu (which also frees up my UTL for Cargo coming off the DL).

        Do you guys think that’s enough of a haul for Freeman? (Goldy is my 1B)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Donaldson/Latos

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Paul: DO IT

  86. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I have Placido Polanco in my NA spot, because i was confused about Polancos at the start of the season…should i hold him there in hopes that i can move him to an owner who confuses him with G.Polanco.. or hold him and hope the yankees bring him out of retirement…any advise would help im so confused.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Yeah, I smoke the good stuff like you do also, HAHA

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Greyismyhero: Ha Ha no Doubt

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! Ryan Zachary Braun

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: pass that shizz brotha!!

  87. Jobu_Needs_A_Refill says:
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    Worth holding Blackmon anymore over available guys in my league like Calhoun, Trombo, Bryd? I hate to sell low so to speak.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Calhoun, but I’d shop him first

  88. Steve says:
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    Is there any book on Wada? What’s his upside? He was doing well in Iowa. Would you start him over C-mart?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer C-Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Agree with Mike

  89. Greyismyhero says:
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    I posted this in forum but wanna see what others think….This is big $ league so I need to make right decision…..Help please….Grey/Mike and other Razzmaniacs….Thanks!!!!

    12 teamer H2H, 7 Keepers……I’m currently in 6th place and was offered the following trade…I would be playing for this year as my team isn’t that bad, I just need some RP help, but I’m not that sure accepting this trade will push me in the money (Top 3) ??? … I don’t think Teheran will be one of my 7 keepers next year at this point. (Or Keep him) ?

    Limited moves league and there’s absolutely zero relievers on wire worth picking up.

    Rodney
    Uehera
    Beckett
    For MY J. Teheran

    Here’s my team:

    C- Zuzino
    1- Adams
    2- Odor
    SS- Escobar
    3- Frazier
    OF- Cruz
    OF- Gomez
    OF- Braun
    UTIL- Polanco
    UTIL- Seager
    BN- Ozuna
    BN- Marte
    DL- Lawrie
    DL- Fielder

    SP- Strasburg
    SP- Kershaw
    SP- Smadge
    SP- Porcello
    SP- Peralta
    SP- Teheran
    SP- Roark
    SP- Chavez
    SP- Heaney
    RP- Qualls
    RP- Petricka
    DL- Fernandez

    What say you Grey & Others? Thanks!

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you don’t think this is a surefire trade to place in the money, I’d hold Teheran.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I agree with mike…SMOKE IT!…DO IT!!!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I agreed with mike first so you actually agree with me agreeing with mike, before you can agree with mike

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  90. FillyP says:
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    Not a question, but some moron in my keeper league traded Longo for Victorino instead of my Machado/Doolittle offer. Thanks, moron!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      great job everybody. you’re better off with Machado and Doolittle anyway I think.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Mike:

        Agreed. I’m glad nobody bit on me trying to frantically shop MM last week. I can keep him for another 2 years and he should be pretty low risk/high reward next year.

  91. Sal says:
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    What side wins in this trade:

    Mike Trout and Dillon Gee vs. Bumgarner Odirizzi and Calhoun

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Trout side

  92. Mike

    Mike says:
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    @JeF with 1 F:

    My worlds are colliding! The gal from Frozen is singing at the All Star Game…

  93. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    What up Grey?

    I have Votto going on the DL in a deep 12 team league, not much on the wire. I need power/RBI’s and am leading the league in BA/runs/SB’s. Am I better off grabbing Lind or Colabello to play 1st or grabbing Chirinos or Jaso and playing Posey at 1st? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Lind

  94. Karl says:
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    Start verlander tonight against los doyers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  95. Swagger Jackers says:
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    “…but also sucks the prettiest girls in the room…” – Grey Albright

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha HA

      • Swagger Jackers says:
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        @Grey: LOL neither.

        Just a strangely worded excerpt worth repeating out of context.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, ha

  96. Fister asche says:
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    Someone dropped Cain in my 12 man keeper. Only droppable players I have are carlos Martinez, pierce, and Baez (I have kris Bryant and would likely make him my keeper even though I could keep Baez and Bryant technically – only 4 keepers allowed and thinking of keeping arenado, moss, Bryant, and Harvey who I would be able to draft as my 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th picks). Even if not for Cain, Is Baez worth dropping in general even if I decide not to keep him, or should I search for a trade for him? (been unsuccessful wih trade partner for him
    This far). Thanks in advance.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he might not be up anytime soon, so I’d continue to shop if you’re not going to keep him

  97. Pie-o-my says:
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    ROS in OPS keeper- D.Murphy or Prado

  98. Andrew says:
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    Rank?

    Nuno home vs Marlins ($8)
    Workman home vs White Sox ($8)
    Vargas at Rays ($3.2)
    Young home vs twins ($3.5)
    Danks at Red Sox (-$5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: None are good… Vargas, Nuno

  99. Snake Hips says:
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    Is Ever-Cab pretty much droppable at this point.? Not nearly as great as last year’s start.. Do I wait around for him? I have Segura at SS and Brad Miller at MI while he’s on the DL. It’s a points league so I necessarily need steals.

    Thanks

    • Snake Hips says:
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      @Snake Hips: *dont need steals

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Snake Hips: I felt like he was droppable a month ago, and then since June 11 when I dropped him, he hit .167 with 1 steal.

  100. Adam says:
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    looking to trade some SP in my 6×6 league (QS, K, BB, ERA, Whip, SV) (HR, RBI, R, SB, AVG, OPS)
    currently have:
    Wainright, Tanaka, Hisashi Iwakuma, Samardzija, Garret Richards, Alex Wood, Henderson Alvarez
    Looking to get as much back in a 1 for 1 deal for a bat. Need all offensive category help except for runs.

    Got some offers for Rios, Marte, Nolan Arenado could potentially chase others.
    Who do you like of these?
    Ive gotten Marte for Garret Richards, Rios for Samardzija, etc… lots of people in my league need pitching and want Iwakuma, other middle line starters…

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I’d take Marte for Richards

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks alot Grey, thats what i was thinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Adam

  101. The Borzoi says:
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    Looking for Daily Double. Just got Cargo for Yadier in Yahoo league and own Mesoraco.

    Best SPs can expect for for Pearce?

  102. Mike says:
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    Blackmon or Dickerson ROS?
    Need to trade one of the Colorado OF
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Blackmon

  103. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm H2H, we start 2 RP and can roster another 2 on bench. I own Chapman, Casilla, Reed and Romo. Comfortable dropping Romo there? My other drop option is Beckham, who’s been rotating in and out of my MI slot (benched for Marwin Gonzales this week). Best FA RP are the Cubs and White Sox, best MI are Forsythe, Amarista, Rutledge, and that Astros callup.

  104. Jack says:
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    correct me if I’m wrong, but Todd Frazier has 9 appearances at 1B. And he’ll get his 10th today..

    Will this now make him eligible at 1B in ESPN leagues?

  105. Ron says:
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    Right now Hardy is my SS. I’m being offered Castro for Kluber. Keep the arm or take the bat and replace Hardy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Hold, get a cheaper SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: That’s obviously with a cheaper arm

  106. Mike says:
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    Kole Calhoun or Blackmon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Blackmon

  107. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12-tm 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, you keeping Odorizzi on your roster as SP5,including for his start vTOR this weekend, or streaming that spot?

  108. Marv says:
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    10-tm H2H cat. Keeper (keep 12 of 24) (9hit stats, 8 pitch stats)
    SP – Sale, MadBum, Bailey
    RP – Kimbrel, Chapman, Cishek
    P-Wood
    BN – Dickey, Kennedy, Ventura
    DL – Cashner
    League is very pitcher heavy, but I’m light on pitchers, do you see any holes in this staff? anyone you would try and get rid of ?/acquire? (literally A.J. Burnett, Liriano, Morton are WW avail)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marv: I’d lose Dickey and Kennedy

  109. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Last night a trade came up to be reviewed. I push it through like I do all trades. Today my phone blows up with complaints. What do you guys think I’m not part of this trade but am I the only 1 that like side b? Side A gets Machado & Votto Side B gets Joey Bats and Crush Davis Side A guy knew Votto was going to be Dl’d

  110. Rusty Kuntz Fun Factory says:
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    Grey Mysterio–

    My staff (11 team 10 cat Roto, 200 start max):

    Bumgarner
    Sale
    Ventura
    C. Martinez
    Gio
    Kennedy

    DL: Cliffly

    Mike Minor on waivers, who to drop to pick up? Also, who to drop when The Adverb comes back?

    Muchos gracioso.

  111. Jason says:
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    would it be wrong to trade away felix for machado in a keeper?

  112. Fister asche says:
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    Looking to trade for samardjia. Thoughts on offering sonny grey and Baez or Cobb and Baez? Not sure who I like better ROS between Cobb and grey. Thoughts? Thanks in advamce

      • Fister asche says:
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        @Grey: yes it is. I have Bryant and Baez and can only keep 4 and Baez will likely not be one so trying to trade him in a package. Baez and samardjia would both be 10th rounders if kept next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister asche: I could see going with the Gray one, it’s just a fair trade, no big win

  113. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Kolten Wong over Kipnis ROS?… Please guys give me a reason to drop Kipnis!… Straight dookie!… Love your write-ups Grey had me laughin out loud litterally, people giving me weird looks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis over Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, and thanks!

  114. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Anyone streaming Travis Wood against the Reds today? Are you wanting to have yours eyes torn out qua Gloucester in Lear?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…It was risky

  115. jake says:
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    8 team AL only. Drop Trev Bauer for Mccarthy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. frankgrimes says:
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    BRRUUUUUUUCCE!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @frankgrimes: it’s so stupid how their not letting scrabble pitch in the all star game

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, really moronic

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Grey:
          they should let him throw for one full inning so he faces both teams!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The Joel Youngblood Rule! BTW, vaping the coffee and donuts one, very nice… My fave is peach, but I like all of them… Thanks again!

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Grey:
              That peach is a tasty one.
              Glad I picked the right ones to send you!
              It will take you five minutes to learn to make a coil then buy a Reo lol
              I will email you some links.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  117. Steve says:
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    Would u trade Blackmon for Kluber?
    10 team standard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  118. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Bruuuuuuuuce! He’s hot folks.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: He’d be my own personal thong-monster, but I declined a trade two weeks ago giving me Bruce for my Josh Willingham – because I’m a stinking genius and Bruce “doesn’t look right to me”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: If he keeps hitting like this playing 1B we never see Votto again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not, but be nice to get that new eligbility

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: 1B eligibility will be very nice. I own him every year and this has been by far the hardest year, especially seeing Stanton killing it. Let’s hope our boy goes on one of his tears! #EffinAllstarBreak! (I know nothing about twitter, but it sounded good)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  119. L-Boogie says:
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    Standard 5×5. Pujols or Chris Davis ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  120. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Looking for a streamer tomorrow. Collmenter and Eovaldi are going h2h tomorrow @ ARI. SON likes Collmenter a lot more. Am I crazy to think Eovaldi is the better choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy, but I’d side with SON

  121. Steve D. says:
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    Scrounging the wire for saves. Have Grilli for now, because I think he’ll eventually get the job at some point, being the veteran with experience. Any guys out there who currently aren’t closers that I should look to add that might be given the job (even if it’s at the deadline)? Or should I add the Jordan Walden’s of the world when I know Kimbrel won’t be available and try to “stream” saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to stream saves until someone becomes more obvious

  122. das coffee frau says:
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    would you trade miggy (1st round) for puig (22nd round) in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  123. whomikejones says:
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    What’s the better feeling in Fantasy Sports?

    1) picking up waiver wire gold that someone else dropped, only to rub it in their face all season (billy hamilton for me)

    2) acquiring the perfect buy low, or getting someone on what they think is selling high, to ride their great season all year (anthony rizzo for me)

    3)drafting your own up and comer, only to watch them blossom into a perennial all star for a minimum keeper price (Goldy for me last year)

    i’ve not been without mistakes. dropped scott kazmir/michael brantley right before they broke out, but cant argue either with my billy hamilton pickup.

    cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I enjoy 1

  124. quimmy says:
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    Brandon Moss for Cueto a fair trade? I have Trumbo coming off the DL. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, it’s fair

  125. whomikejones says:
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    kole calhoun or the grandy man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

  126. Bunny says:
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    Joe Smith or Nathan ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  127. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Is Volquez worth owning? He’s had a few solid starts in a row.
    Thanks
    Hurting for pitching.

  128. AKSNOW says:
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    I received a trade offer of Kipnis and Weaver for Tehran. I need help at 2B. I have Brad Miller there now and I play Scooter when he gets righties. 12 team H2H categories mixed.

    I’m kind of expecting some regression from Tehran. Does Kipnis finally turn it around? Weaver seems like a big downgrade. I’m inclined to decline and just play the hot schmotato at 2B. Wong is on waivers as well. Monitoring him for now.

    Go or no go?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @AKSNOW: not good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent gamble, if you need to take one… I’d trade a cheaper SP for a cheaper 2B, personally

  129. Eric says:
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    Grey,

    Like you, I’ve been picking my catcher scab all year long in one of my leagues. Picked up Derek Norris a couple weeks ago, fully aware of his platoon status, but at the time he was still the best option out there. Can’t take it anymore, between that minor injury and his (seemingly even more so) decreased playing time.

    Out in the FA pool:
    Gomes
    Zunino
    Ramos
    Castro (who I dropped to pick up Norris)

    Drop Norris for Gomes (or any of the others)? I’m leaning toward Gomes.
    Thanks in advance.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Eric: if the avg doesn’t bother you I pick Zunino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been rocking Gomes for about 3 weeks, I’d go him

  130. The Borzoi says:
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    Pearce or Kazmir, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

  131. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Not trying to jinx him but it’d be pretty cool if Billy Hamilton stole like 93 bases in the double dip against Chicago today.

    AMAZINGLY – A Billy Hamilton holds the Major League record for steals in a game – with 7.

    In 1894.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=hamilbi01

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sliding Billy Hamilton!

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Yup – That’s the guy!

  132. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – Do u prefer one over the other? Like both regardless? Thanks

    Tanaka for my nelson cruZ
    Greinke for my nelson cruZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both are fine, Tanaka first

  133. Brendan says:
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    Start or sit Doug Fister today vs. BAL? Fister has been good this year, but I’m concerned because Orioles batters are hitting .307/.341/.503 against Fister with 19 K’s in 114 AB.

  134. Mike says:
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    6*6 (OBP & QS)

    David Price
    or
    Yoenis Cespedes & LaTroy Hawkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  135. Charles says:
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    Is Jake Peavy worth a roster if he gets traded to the Cardinals? 12 team points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the reply. Is he worth rostering over any of these waiver pitchers? I’m looking for a replacement for Cole. If not, which of these waiver pitchers should I pick up? Or just stream?

        Wheeler
        Hutchinson
        Morton
        C. Mart
        Burnett
        Quintana
        Stroman
        Shoemaker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Charles: that is a healthy stream list.

  136. Rondelio says:
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    Add Lorenzo Cain or James Jones for Carlos Beltran? Could use some SB.
    Add Marcus Stroman for Hahn, Beckett, Yordvent, Petricka?
    Who should I trade: Longoria, Arenado, Adams, Melky, Beltran, Hosmer, Heyward, my team needs are SB, W’s, and BA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain… Over Petricka… Trade Beltran, Hosmer, Heyward and/or Longoria

  137. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Billy Hamilton is having a helluva week already in just 12 innings of ball…well in a points league he is…and im happy bout this cause hes on my team and im playing the ‘self proclaimed’ best team in our league lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson Volquez/Cueto

      • @Grey: Yup and Cueto is starting to pitch like him today, just gave up back to back jacks to Coughlan and Sweeney..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m watching…

          • Robdouth says:
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            @Grey:
            Not an MLB lookalike but:

            Bronson Arroyo/ Daniel Nagreanu from the WSOP. Put a long haired wig on Negreanu and it’s Arroyo.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Nice

  138. South Beach Boombas says:
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    Steve Pearce or Corey Dickerson rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  139. Joeg414 says:
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    Nathan or Casilla:ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Casilla, but I’ll say Nathan

  140. Corey says:
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    Rank ROS: Ryan Zimmerman, Nolan Arrenado, Aramis Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Zimm

  141. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Trade gray and melancon for gio and dozier

    My bullpen is melancon rosenthal McGee mejia joe smith grilli clippard. We have categories for both saves and holds.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio side

  142. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Agree with SON?
    Haren vs SD (15.5)
    Colon vs NYM (13.5)
    deGrom vs MIA (12.4)
    Miley @ SF (11.2)
    Collmenter vs MIA (8.7)
    Porcello @ KC (-1.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More or less… Haren, Colon, Miley

  143. Robdouth says:
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    Got some wheeling and dealing going on in my league:

    I’m desperate for a 2nd baseman as I’ve posted before (platooning Gennett and Harrison currently)

    I have a guy interested in trading me Samardzija for Ryan Zimmerman and a closer (probably Robertson) which is ok because I’d still have Rosenthal, McGee, Britton, and Street.

    If I do this, I have a guy interested in Teheran for Jose Altuve.

    Do both of these look fair because I’m light on speed and runs anyway and Altuve would boost a lot of stats that my thumpers (Stanton, Bruce, Tulo, Brantley) don’t provide.
    I’d come out with a little less pitching in the long run becauseh TeheranL>The Shark

    But I’d lose Zimmerman who was going to get cut in favor of Chisenhall and Arenado, and gain a starting 2B.

    Current lineup 10 team league where all the pitchers were taken really late becuase no one in my league reads razzball:

    C: Rosario (waiver wire pickup)
    1B: Hosmer
    2B: Harrison/Gennett
    SS: Tulo
    3B: Arenado
    MI: Escobar
    CI: Chisenhall/Pujols
    OF: Stanton, Cargomez, Cargonz (DL), Bruce, Brantley, Dickerson, (Ozuna on bench)
    Utility: Ozuna or Pujols/Chis
    Bench, Jason Castro, Ryan Zimmerman
    DL

    SP: Teheran, Gray, Kluber, Cobb, Roark, (streamer)
    RP: Robertson, Rosenthal, Street, McGee, Britton

    The moves would give me 2B and hurt me a little in pitching, but I’d be able to make that up with streamers/callups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They both sound fine…I’d only do both though because the loss of Teheran on your team is going to hurt…

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: I know there’s a lot of “pointed ambivalence” about Rzimm here, but he’s hitting the shitz out of the ball. I know, no HRs, but those always come in bunches for gap power guys like him. At some point soon, he’ll have a HR derby stretch ,,,,

        • Robdouth says:
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          @Jacks: Yeah but I win HR every week, so I can afford to lose his power that may come because of the power I have on my team now, and I need avg, runs and steals far more than any power that may come from RZimm. Teheran will hurt, but since I seem to have the best mix of closers, my peripheral stats (we count K/9 also) is helped by the closers, so I can afford to lose Teheran for Altuve since I’m giving up guys I would have had to drop to get Samardzija.

          The Teheran for Altuve deal only happens if I make the deal for Samardzija, not before, so I’m with you on that Grey. The nice thing is that Alfredo Simon and Henderson Alvarez are still available on waiver’s so I know I can pick up some pitching if I need it down the stretch. I think Samardzija and streamers is worth losing Teheran to upgrade from Harrison/Gennett to Jose Altuve.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          From your mouth to Giancarlo’s ears

  144. Snacks13 says:
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    Hosmer or Votto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  145. Greyismyhero says:
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    Justin Masterson – 2 IP, 5 ER. Shizz is painful to watch. Send him to the Disgraceful List already. Seriously. No foolsies.

    Justin Masterson-P
    Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:45:00 PM
    Justin Masterson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

    They listened to you Grey, I dropped that worthless P0S weeks ago…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time they did

  146. Jason says:
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    ahhhh shizzz…cole back to DL….

    pick Elias or Gee as a replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  147. Don Majkowski says:
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    Kipnis/Yelich/RyZimm or JUpton/Taveras/Howie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  148. Bob says:
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    6×6 with ops.
    Not sure I can continue to roster willingham in utility spot as I’m getting nothing out of him.

    Would you hold and wait for the turn around or drop him for one of these?

    Torii hunter
    Justin ruggiano
    Erick aybar
    Omar infante
    Mike moustakas
    David freese

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Bob: I would go Hunter and he’s hot right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  149. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2Her, Cole to the DL and no DL room (until Trumbo comes back), do I dump him for a streamer? So many good options here…

    W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dump him

  150. SteveThePirate says:
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    12 team H2H Trade: Give Jay Bruce for Kyle Lohse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce side

  151. Oppo Taco says:
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    Cobb or Polanco in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  152. Bob says:
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    Replacement for encarnacion.

    Logan Morrison
    Lucas duda
    Cj cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  153. jaw says:
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    better closer ros – cody allen or joe smith? standard 5×5 h2h

    • Alan says:
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      @jaw: Allen easy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  154. los locos says:
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    how do you feel about jake arrieta the ROS? I could land him for a 5th rd pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take him

  155. Zach says:
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    I was offered Tim Hudson for my Melky Cabrera in my 10 team h2h. Fair? ROS player rater says no. I could use the pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  156. Alan says:
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    A Jax for Headley in dynasty fair?

    5×5 roto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  157. Bobby says:
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    I’ve got a surplus of OF: Pence, Holliday, Brantley, Hunter, Yelich, & Taveras. Would you trade away Holliday for Glen Perkins or am I crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Bobby says:
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        You’re not afraid Perkins get traded and loses his closer status on another team? Or afraid that Holliday learns how to hit again? @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not particularly, but don’t do it if you’re worried

          • Bobby says:
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            Here is my pitching roster:
            SP – King Felix, Zimmermann, Beckett, Hughes, Peralta, Odorizzi
            RP – Street, Doolittle, McGee
            Would you rather trade Holliday for Glen Perkins or Homer Bailey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You had to?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Well it didn’t have to be me but I’m fighting the good fight over here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His neck looks fine to me

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I don’t know, man. No one should have a vagina in their neck. Cervical fusion…get it? *Slaps knee*

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Sky: Ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He looks like if they figured out how to put tattoos on fudge

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                hahahahaha

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Hahaha, sounds like something from ‘Better Off Ted’.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never watched it

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I think it lasted one season. I caught it on Netflix and enjoyed it; goofy with more caricatures than characters, which is what I appreciate…should probably just watch cartoons.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ever seen Archer? The commercials look funny

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ooooh yeah I have; love Archer. It’s a tactical turtleneck…a tactilneck.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Definitely gotta check it out now!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’m not a Hollywood writer like some people I know such as Grey Lothario Albright…I’m such a name dropper! But I think the dialogue/humor is smart and they do have great voices for it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, now you oversold it…Forget it, never watching… Back to Real Husbands of the South Pacific

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You know, with ‘Dating Naked’ being a real show, I actually googled that to see if it was real…

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Archer is funny

                    “You killed a black astronaut, Cyril! That’s like killing a unicorn!”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Yeah, been meaning to check it out…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Man, if Grimey would hang out, we could fire Archer quotes back and forth and flood your inbox…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I knew we were friends GRIMEY!

  158. jaw says:
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    trade yordano and joe smith for matt holliday and alex cobb? 10 team 5×5 h2h keeper. yordano can be kept for a 12th rd pick next year. others are not keepable. my closers are street, soriano, allen, smith. OF is kemp, springer, bruce, coco with neil walker at util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  159. Hans says:
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    Grey,
    Pujols and Andrus or Tuli and Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo, it’s fair

  160. Bob says:
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    In a 6×6 with QS who gets left off the roster?

    Marcus Stroman
    A.J. Burnett
    Tim lincecum
    Taijuan walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  161. frankgrimes says:
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    with Cole and Beckett going to DL
    was thinking of stashing Baez (ss eligible CBS)
    in case Segura keeps sucking
    thoughts? 14team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  162. Bob says:
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    You sitting Chris Davis until he starts to look like a hitter? Flirting with the Mendoza line and I just can’t seem to justify putting him in my lineup until something changes. Your thoughts? Slump, the real Chris Davis, or something else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slump

  163. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream degrom home vs Braves today in 12 teamer? ($5 SON)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  164. Tyler says:
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    Grey! Trade Bautista and Balfour to get Papelbon/Ryu/Yordano Ventura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista side

  165. Derrick says:
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    Need some pitching help and already have Arenado at 3B. Was thinking of offering Longoria for Samarzdija.

    Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I don’t like it

  166. Fish says:
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    Ignoring positions, Pearce or Kendrick ROS?

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish: And as a followup thinking the answer is Pearce, who has a better ROS, Hosmer or Pearce?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  167. King Andrus says:
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    Great Column Grey!

    Who do you like better ROS…Miller, Gennett, Hill, or Lowrie?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Scooter

      • King Andrus says:
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        @Grey: Ok great, who would be your second choice if I can’t get Gennett?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller

  168. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points

    My pence and Gerrit cole for mesoraco and minor.

    OF- pence, Brantley, Alex Gordon, Polanco, Dickerson
    C- zunino. Mauer on DL.
    Rotation- Hamels, Richards, cole, Arrieta,
    Ventura, Stroman.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence side

  169. big league choo says:
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    12 man H2H No Hrs or Svs add in QS/L + TBs/BBs league

    trying to get rid of kazmir before he gets hurt or starts getting his starts skipped.

    1) not getting any takers, would you trade him straight up for each of these guys Fister, Cobb, Ryu?

    2) Jose Abreu or Freeman/Kaz/Leake or Laroche/Arrieta/Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister, Cobb… Abreu side

  170. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Hey keep up the good work bud, my current roster sits at (not full roster obviously) Segura at SS, OF is Trout, Cutch, Brantley with my util a clusterfuck of Dickerson, Arenado or Zman, and Belt. Just got offered MadBum, Hanley and Hunter Pence for my Cutch, which is very enticing. Would you do it? It’s also a keeper league and I’m already in first place so there’s no real need to do this trade since Cutch is by far the best keeper. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a solid trade, thanks!

  171. Long Bawls says:
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    Completely agree about The Leftovers (the book). Maybe I’m just mad because my grandfather’s Lower East Side business (a pushcart filled with rags) was called The Guilty Remnant, which he lost when a guy named Perrotta beat him up and took it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he lived 100 years ago… Is that the big twist? Oh, c’mon!

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Even though I’m a youngish, prematurely cranky man, my grandfather was born 111 years ago. And in all his stories, he was the one doing the beating up, mainly of startled older, bigger kids. But unless they changed a lot for the TV show, the twist is gonna be the final shot: an HBO exec saying, “I want it to be like Treme, but more boring.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for ruining it! Now, I have to find the boat that carried John Goodman in Treme

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: Sorry for the spoiler! At least now I know why I won’t be raptured…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  172. R.J. says:
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    I have a glut of corner infielders (M. Cabrera, Seager, Morneau, Belt) and want to use that depth to trade for quality starting pitching. Overall my offense is excellent, but due to recent moves I have only 4 SPs at the moment: Sale, Bailey, Cobb, Gray.

    Was offered Kershaw for Cabrera straight up. Would you pull the trigger? Or should I shoot for a lesser, but still top 25-ish SP with one of my other 1B/3B? I also was offered Anibal Sanchez for Seager. Personally, I don’t think Anibal looks anywhere near as good as last year (K’s way down, SwStr% down, unsustainable HR/FB rate, lucky BABIP), but would you rather do that kind of deal than give up Miggy? Thanks guys- great work as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Anibal for Seager

  173. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Aftrnoon Grey! 3 quick ones for you all regarding 10 team h2h redraft OBP
    1. ROS prefer Calhoun of K Davis?
    2. ROS prefer J Hammel or M Minor
    3. Pick one FA pitcher I should add I Kennedy, Hahn, Chavez, Haren, Heaney, Stroman

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…Hammel…Hahn

  174. Night pandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Bud Norris worth a look in a 15 teamed QS league? Have a spot open with Beckett down. Other options are Eovaldi and Gee.

    (Limited moves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  175. Dez says:
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    12 team h2h points league.

    Chase Utley & Matt Holliday (LF)
    for
    Jason Kipnis & Yoenis Cespedes (LF/CF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  176. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    hells yeah, this schlub coglan in NL only (replacing owings at IF is a different guy every few days, first campbell, then van slyke) is working out real good. also ruggiano is working out. that whole team is filled with WAS/CUBS people; zimmerman/rendon/desmond/lake/ruggiano/rizzo/coglan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  177. AA says:
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    I give Segura, Kuroda, Eovaldi, 1st round pick. I get Cueto and Iwakuma…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto side

  178. Jack says:
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    Alex Gordon for Jose Quintana. Which side? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: I have Bautista, Brantley, Khris Davis, and Dickerson. I’m going to keep Quintana

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Jack: the shell game question i see.

  179. Mordacious Levator says:
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    in 16 teamer with OPS/QS with these pitchers
    shark/mccarthy/gee (back soon, have to drop somebody)/miley/lackey/morton/odrisamer/eovaldi/cobb, and a decent offense (2 utils)
    navarro
    hosmer
    kinsler/walker
    miggy/mostsuckass/zimmerman
    castro
    upton/ozuna/revere/zimmerman/a.gordon

    1. is it worth it for me to trade mccarthy/a.gordon for beckett/beltran (NYY fan attempting this one)
    2. drop which SP for Gee (or wait till he has good start)
    3. drop any SP for locke?
    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Miley 3. None

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: 1. thought gordon may have been worth that much more.

  180. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Grey, how much value will Dickerson have when Cargo and Cuddyer return? Which of these players do you like more than Dickerson ROS? Marte, K Davis, Polanco, Calhoun, Crisp, JD Matinez, Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuddyer’s not returning any time soon

  181. smegma says:
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    So, with Masterson to the DL does that mean Salazar is coming back? If so, would you want him over a guy like Estrada or Hahn in redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Estrada if he did come back, but he’s not, at least not due to Masterson

    • Al koholic says:
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      @smegma: id roll with Hahn till he shows different

  182. tank1 says:
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    Trade C. Davis/Blackmon for Pujols/Gordon? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  183. big league choo says:
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    what type of pitcher would you want in return for Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 20

  184. goodfold2 says:
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    now that casilla has been named the closer him or mejia?
    2. better beckett replacement in 20 teamer, workman or bolsinger? probably workman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla… Workman

  185. Alex says:
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    Prado or Headley in keep everyone 5×5 dynasty?

    Thank you in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  186. Dave says:
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    Is this good enough of a staff for an 11 team league? 6×6 QS and W count

    Lester, Homer, Iwakuma, Lackey, Wheeler, Kazmir, Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  187. Jason says:
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    I’m in a keeper where we keep 5.

    current roster is:
    rosario, freeman, kipnis, beltre, carpenter, zobrist, stanton, Alex Gordon, Khris davis, polanco andrus, arenado.
    Felix, lester, cole, odorizzi, wood, hahn, kelly, soria, perkins, reed.

    I’m pretty sure I’m out of it, so i was thinking of selling off some pieces. I’m leaning towards keeping Freeman, Beltre, stanton, and polanco. the fifth would be Felix, but I am getting a ton of interest in him.

    most offers are dealing in picks for next years draft. is a first and third rd pick enough to move him? so far i have gotten three offers including the picks and players.
    1) hamels a 6th rd and 8th rd pick (first and third after keeper rds)
    2) Hammel a 6 and 8
    3) Baez a 6 and 8

    I just opened the bidding and have a mgr that wants me to take the best offer i receive and he says he’ll beat it. so not sure what that would be right now, but are these moves any good to take or am i better off keeping Felix? I would probably keep one of andrus, arenado or kipnis if i deal felix.

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason:

      just got another Cespedes a 6, 9, and 12 rd pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix is a top 3 SP in the game, I’d want more

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: ok cool. right now I just threw him on the block to see what offers came in, but it looks like they are all under value…

        good to know. So unless something great comes along you hold felix and he’s definitely worth holding over the other alternatives I have?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s more valuable than Beltre and Polanco

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey:
            Ok. Thanks OFfers are flying in.
            Just recd Teheran a 6 & 7

            Any good?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For what?

              • Jay says:
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                @Grey: Felix

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope

                  • Jay says:
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                    @Grey: alright I’m keeping him

  188. Jason says:
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    trade matt moore for syndergaard in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: ok in this league we have to keep 2 pitchers as a requirement.

        currently it looks like Ill be keeping Trout goldy machado brantley Yordano Sonny gray and then two of the following :
        segura, Addison Russell, cole, syndergaard.

        but which two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Segura, Cole

  189. Jason says:
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    sorry one more…

    Trade fielder straight up for Arenado in a keeper? I’d have E5 to slot in at first next season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  190. jaybird says:
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    Addison russell or segura in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: interesting. Iwas leaning towards Russell.

        any reason in particular you go with Segura?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s in the majors, better idea of what to expect

  191. Jason says:
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    addison russell or segura in a keeper

  192. goodfold2 says:
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    deep (20) team league where we need a pretty high amount of innings per week and are only allowed at most 13 pitchers to combat hoarding. if i could’ve made the innings i would just leave it alone but with fielder/profar/gyorko/d.holland/avisail filling up DL spots and beckett sitting there helping me not make innings this week. i either have to drop one of them or one of mercer/kike. this is full roster (up to 25 a year) keep forever league (at no prices). who’s drop for pitcher streamer? i could also drop hurry K’d carter and hope Pearce keeps starting when they get back to AL (i would only miss today having a 1B). so
    1. carter (parmelee available again for later)
    2. kike or mercer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: drop carter/kike/mercer for stream spot since beckett is injured and i need to make innings. it’s almost certainly carter here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yes, Carter

  193. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Drop Heyward for JD Martinez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  194. Hey with Beckett going to the DL, who takes his spot in the Dodgers rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one worthwhile, All-Star break and then he’s back

  195. CatalinaWineMixer says:
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    Pick two: Dallas Keuchel, Jesse Hahn, Charlie Morton, or Jeff Locke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two

  196. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop Keuchel or Locke for Gee or hold? Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Greyismyhero: smoke that, and it’ll be locke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Locke…Smoke it!

  197. DomMattingly says:
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    Arenado or Duda?
    Walker or Wong?
    For tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado….Walker

  198. goodfold2 says:
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    about to have my 3rd chance at waivering minor somewhere, i’ve yet to succeed.

  199. Mike Duffy says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In a 12 team mixed league, would you trade Longoria and Cargo for Wainright, Kemp, and Matt Dominguez ?

    Thanks,

    Md

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  200. Fish says:
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    Springer or Bruce ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  201. goodfold2 says:
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    at least ortiz is getting tested a lot, that makes sense. 8 or so times this year, so he said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  202. Zeke says:
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    Grey,

    I have taken a hiatus from fantasy baseball and my team is in serious trouble. I know I need to trade pitching for batting. I am last in AVG and SB. My OPS, HR, R, and RBI could all use help too. It’s a 6×6 league QS league that has K, BB, SV, ERA, and WHIP as the other pitching categories.

    C: Buster Posey
    1B: Chris Davis
    2B: Aaron Hill
    3B: Miggy
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    2B/SS: Matt Carpenter
    1B/3B: Adam Lind
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Cespedes
    OF: Werth
    OF: Khris Davis
    OF: JD Martinez
    Util: Austin Jackson
    Bench: Yan Gomes
    Bench: Xander
    Bench: Nick Castellanos

    SP: Yu, MadBum, Sonny Gray, Latos, Cobb, Lackey, Tyson Ross
    RP: Kenley Jansen, Glen Perkins

    The waivers are picked clean and I’m in second to last place by a lot. I need to make some drastic moves if I want to have any chance at competing in this league. What should I do? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Bumgarner for Hamilton or Dee Gordon…Trade Latos for Bruce?

  203. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    mentioned this before, but i forgot to mention that we have 6 keepers in this 10 teamer. is my
    verlander and round 6 for opp’s archer and round 8 good for me (today might be important in this, verlander got lit)
    k/bb and k/9 both stats here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, don’t think either are keepers anyway

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: of course not. i have bumgarner and 5 pretty good hitters for that.

  204. big league choo says:
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    12 team qs league

    Dee/Odorizzi or Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, but it’s fair

      • big league choo says:
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        @Grey: ended up trading leake instead of odorizzi….hoping his endline looks more like Mccarthy than his Fister lookin numbers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, hopefully

  205. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Rosenthal and Blackmon for Kluber?
    Need a good starter and have plenty of saves
    Thx

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mike: iyeah

  206. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Pay the premium for Anibal, pay a lot for cliff lee, or trade a pick for Arrieta? Which door do I choose?? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  207. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    SCOOTER MF’ers! drive around in that SCOOTER!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  208. Jimmy says:
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    Freese, Moustakas, or Uribe stopgap for E5. Strikeout league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moustakas

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Jimmy: mostsuckass son. he’s been quite good for over a month now.

  209. ebudz says:
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    slightly revamped outfied but now gotta BENCH one for tomorrow assuming no last minute scratches.. need HR’s and R’s in my h2h yahoo standard matchup this extra long week

    (39) A. Rios vs. HOU (Keuchel)
    (78) R. Davis vs. LAD (Greinke)
    (81) Polanco @STL (L. Lynn)
    (209) A. Gordon @TB (Cobb)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  210. Imoustacheyousomething says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I got offered Machado, Alex Gordon, Hyun Jin Ryu
    for my Evan Longoria, Casey Janssen, Zobrist

    (If it means anything, I’m in a keeper league and Machado is obscenely cheap here)

    I come out on top?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Machado

      • Imoustacheyousomething says:
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        @Grey:

        pulled the trigger

        gracias senor bigote!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i guess that isn’t spainish for bigot then.

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    wily’s getting screwed. all infield singles.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: except for that revere double.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @goodfold2: Yeah, killing me in too many leagues, wow, 6 er already

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Greyismyhero: And I also have Ryu in too many, LOL….wow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  212. Mike says:
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    grey,

    His M. Cabrera, J. Reyes, J. Morneau for my Tulo, R. Zimmerman and D. ortiz.
    What side do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  213. goodfold2 says:
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    just as i pick up carmart (since he was actually great last time out, and getting better even at whip) then the last 2 innings happen. good thing era was already 8.7 with wily. those 2 losses might gonna lock up the week though, as opp is an absentee team (only one in league), and only has 4 starts total this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  214. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper

    OF is pence, Brantley, Polanco, Alex Gordon, Corey Dickerson.

    My Corey Dickerson and Matt Harvey (rd 11 keeper stash) for Alex Rios.

    That’s a run and hit accept, right?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rios

  215. Brett says:
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    Who would you rather have rest of the year gio Gonzalez or samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  216. Steve says:
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    Blackmon or Melky ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  217. J-FOH says:
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    Where is Kid A, I passed his ass in the FCL then leap frogged SKY. I’m feeling it hommie! (Note: this lead won’t last so I need to enjoy it when I can)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He stopped by on Sunday I believe and said he was ashamed that you passed him…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and you didn’t send me an e-mail so I could print that out and put it on my fridge?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And? Did you read the article I showed you in Mike’s post?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: most of it, I started skimming towards the end. I think I want to change my name to 99 Problems. Screw J-FOH!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  218. Chris says:
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    Grey, I’m in 2nd now, made a great run had a miserable start because of guys like hosmer and heyward.

    Review my team and tell me what I need to get.

    McCann
    Frazier
    Kinsler
    Arenado
    Hanley
    Pence
    Rios
    Brantley
    Calhoun

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Napoli
    Chisenhall
    Machado
    Melky
    Heyward

    Kershaw
    Hammels
    Fister
    Beckett
    Strausburg
    DOlittle
    Chisek

    Verlander
    Wheeler
    Gausman

    Hr RBI r obp SB k/9 era whip QS SV
    10 team keeper league

    Do you see a position that needs upgrading ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      After Kershaw, your pitching is a bit of mess…. Verlander shouldn’t be owned in a ten team league, try to sell him for 50 cents on the dollar…

  219. nick the dick says:
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    Great had ryu, tanaka, c mart and teheran going tonight and they gave me 18.1 innings, 39 hits, 21 earned runs, and only 15 strikeouts. For the love of all things razzy please Sonny get me a win!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap, ouch

  220. Mello Yello says:
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    Wow that was like a 45 minute read with bathroom breaks and not looking at pot, you straight Bill Simmons that shizz!!

    Dude, Zunino vs. Gomes is freggin brutal! I wanna just get them both because despite that being horrible strategy, I would probably save a few weeks of my future life…and who knows hoe many pebbles of sand are left on that hourglass (not saying I’m dying, but who the eff knows right?)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: Haha I meant to say porn not pot…subliminals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice…

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    Heyward hates me.

    It’s mutual, believe me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: He’ll probably like it even more when you sell low on him then suddenly heats up,,,this is the madness

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Mello Yello: That asshole knows that no one will give me anything for him

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    J-Up and Simmons really killing it with men on base there.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And now Mesoraco. What the eff is it with my H2H hitters with the bases loaded?

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m behind in RBIs by 18-3.

    18-3!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: He has Hamilton. 19-3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s insane… Not against your sister, is it?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Ha, no. Somehow I’m only behind 5-4.

  224. Ryan says:
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    The adverb or kazmir

    Who wins Qs league?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ryan: Kazmir

  225. Fish says:
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    Nice to see the Cardinals let C-Mart put on his big boy pants and play a full 6 innings tonight.

    Hopefully they’ll still be responsible guardians and take him out for an ice cream cone following the game for “giving it his all.”

    http://global3.memecdn.com/when-you-put-in-effort_o_1184504.jpg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  226. goodfold2 says:
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    this isn’t good, i picked up wong yesterday and dropped him early today for harrison since wong is still batting 8th (and harrison just keeps producing), but now double and 2 homers and single in last 2 days. he won’t be there again when i get more pickups. damn. hope it isn’t as bad as how i felt last year not having puig due to running out of pickups. he won’t be there till noon central. i f’ed up this time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it was in 3 days, my mistake, my only hope is for people to see his under .240 average and only 3 total homers. except this is STL league and honestly i had no right be able to pick him up the 3 or so times i have now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  227. jef with 1 f says:
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    Teheran stuck it in me tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    Used to be I could expect some ratio help in the FCL every fifth day when Tanaka and Bum both take the hill.

    No longer, it seems.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, but sonny gray is back.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: that’s what I like to hear, coming at you with a vengance!!!

      If you win are you going to wear the belt around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya on that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In regards to Teheran

  229. costaricanchata says:
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    if you go quickly ,
    you can see torres pitching for the padres .
    wearing a protective cap on the mound .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, looks like The Great Gazoo

  230. goodfold2 says:
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    can’t believe i look stupid for throwing hawkins away what at the time looked like for sure demotion (remember that, it was same day belisario got closer job).

  231. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Okay to drop A. Hill? 12 team 5×5, QS instead of Wins, H2H w/9 active bats (no MI spots). I’d only have Dee for 2B and Segura for SS, but could add a SP.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: i’d be careful asking Aaron Hill who to drop, he probably won’t answer himself (at least not for your team, he’s probably dropped himself everywhere by now). only place i still have him is a 16 teamer as scooter backup, and a 10 team NL only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Point taken. He’s “that guy” for me this year, the one I’ve been stubborn to let go of. Believed too hard, it seems.

        • monte says:
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          @Hal Incandenza: i still have to hold him in 16 teamer and NL for sure.

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    great tom cruise joke. weeklies are for lumberjacks/splunkers/morlocks/ice fishers and other people who can only get to the interwebs once a week.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @goodfold2: weird thing is MLB managers are probably the only people in the world who should be making lineups only weekly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  233. MB says:
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    Hello, alcantara > lemahieu? 5×5 OBP

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  234. Mello Yello says:
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    OZUNA!! Yeahhh buddy. Time to pick up Brad Don’t Call Me Dolph Ziegler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  235. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s funny even rotoworld is confused about just how close together those wong homers were, it was today and 2 days ago, not back to back days (like i messed up above). it’s like his 0-2 yesterday didn’t exist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  236. Count de Monetball says:
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    Grey, now that the cubbies have called up Alcantara to replace the Purple Evolutionist for a few days now that his baby dino has hatched, what do you think the chances are that Arismendy hangs in the show for a while/ROS. Also, what would you expect from him production wise ROS if he was able to snag the starting job while Darwin is away (would be a hell of a baby shower present to get booted from your position)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Count de Monetball: they should tape that convo, barney comes back, everybody giving him cigars “hurrah!” for the dad. then walking papers and on a piece of paper (moneyball style) the number of a good day care center. “hope you like looking at that baby, cause you’ll have a lot of time to now buddy!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s expected to be sent right back down

  237. MB says:
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    Schierholtz or R Howard in obp (no avg) 5×5 league?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schierholtz

  238. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: just traded for madbum. Any reason to be concerned?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

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