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I love when I tell you to pick up a player and he comes up days later.  It makes me smile, and not one of those weird Japanese emoji smiles, but a full-faced grin.  So, Andrew Heaney, you’re already okay in my book, even if that book is called, “Rookie Pitchers Will Fill You With Enthusiasm Until They Actually Pitch For Your Fantasy Team.”  If you missed my Andrew Heaney fantasy with Friday’s Buy, where were you?  Playing Patty Cake without your hands on the dance floor to Jason Derulo’s Wiggle song?  Good story, brah.  You should turn that into a novella.   I’m giggling with excitement for Heaney like I’m Lisa Simpson, only instead of hehe I’m going HeHeaney.  Pitching his home games in Crayola Canyon won’t hurt him, and the NL East is filled with a bunch of sad, sad hitting teams.  Didja know the Marlins are the best NL East hitting team, and it’s not close?  Fact!  The Braves, Phillies, Nats and Mets could hold a two week round robin tournament and score less runs than goals scored in the World Cup.  I went over the dangers of rookie pitchers in my Friday Buy, and what Heaney’s been doing this year in the minors.  It’s all there.  I will say now he should be owned in every league and is capable of winning the NL Rookie of the Year in only a little over a half a season.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Randy Wolf – Designated for assignment to make room for Heaney.  Score this one a win for Team Edward.

Jacob Turner – Was moved to the bullpen.  I guess score this one for Team Edward too.

Kevin Slowey – Was also designated for assignment.  In related news, the Marlins President, David Samson decided to run his team and skip trying out for anymore reality shows.

Anthony DeSclafani – Was also called up.  He’ll join Eovaldi in the Marlins rotation and for espressos.  Fresh off the boat from the minors (and probably Staten Island), DeSclafani has streamer appeal with solid control and just-above-meh strikeouts.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-6, 1 run and two steals as he led off and replaced the DL’d Yelich.  I loved Marisnick last year, probably a bit more than even Yelich.  This year in Triple-A he had six homers and 17 steals while batting .264.  He’s more than ready for the majors, but once Yelich returns, he’ll probably be out.  Not to mention, he’ll always live in the shadow of his former teammate Jake Mantlenick.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and the slam (19) & legs (5).  Only 17 more to go!

Starlin Castro – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Castro must feel at home in Miami.  The Ghost of Joe McCarthy, “I can don a bed sheet with the eyes cut out and be there by morning.”

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Marlins, which comes after he threw 7 IP, 0 ER vs. the Marlins two starts ago.  Hammel is starter Russian roulette.  Do your best Christopher Walken impersonation, spin your mouse scroll wheel and press submit on your fantasy team.

Matt Wieters – Out for the year with Tommy John surgery.   Probably caught it from one of his pitchers.

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. Jake Odorizzi (5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks) in a matchup that only happened because fantasy baseballers needed two start starters for this week.  “I demand some low-rent starters pitch twice–Mom, lower your soap operas, I’m talking to Bud Selig!”  That’s you.

Jake McGee – How could the Rays bullpen get any more confusing?  There’s no way, you say.  Well, you don’t know how it went down yesterday.  Grant Balfour entered the 8th inning in a 3-2 game, gave two singles and got an out, making way for McGee, who walked his first batter, gave up an infield single to let the O’s tie the game, blowing the save in theory, and then got the next two guys.  The Rays then came back to take the lead and the pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez, Juan Carlos Oviedo, got the save after giving up a home run.  So what does that mean?  I don’t have a clue, Professor Plum.  I think McGee might be used in the ninth when there’s mostly lefties, Oviedo could be the closer when there’s righties and Balfour and Peralta are out of the picture.  Or none of that.  It’s a shituation of closerousel proportions.

Yunel Escobar – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Stop making Cano look bad!

Michael Brantley – Left yesterday’s game after sliding his head into a knee.  You’re not even going to believe whose knee he slid into — John “Knees Of Steel” McDonald!  The same guy who kneed Morneau in the head and sent him to the DL for three months.  Does McDonald have to register his knees with the authorities?  This guy shouldn’t be allowed back on the field until he has elective surgery to make his legs go from his thighs to his shins or until he can hop over a two-foot high bar.  Old McDonald had a knee, e, i, e, i, ow!  Get your damn knees out of the way!

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Doode’s a WHIPping nightmare, and it’s not like the rest of his shizz is doing anything that great.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  When a 1-for-4 raises your average in June, you got yourself in a world of yuck the first two months.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  That’s nice, can I get a Michael Brantley update before I do something drastic to John McDonald’s mid-legs?

Jered Weaver – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 3.67.  So happy to see his ERA finally start to catch up with his peripherals after all of those years that he outperformed them.  It’s cosmic retribution–Ow!   Damn, I just stubbed my toe.  Hey, what did I do?

Bronson Arroyo – Hit the DL for the first time in his 15-year career with elbow tendinitis.  There goes the theory that he’d never go on the DL as long as he kept his flowing Samson-esque locks.

Eric Young – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL, and Terry Collins hit Young 9th after the pitcher.  Oh, and because Young can’t have anything nice, Juan Lagares took batting practice yesterday.  If you ever see Young, he’s probably wearing a scarf because there’s someone always breathing down his neck.

Jacob deGrom – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Oddly enough, deGrom was also a discontinued Ikea desk that crumbled under pressure.

Joe Kelly – About two to three weeks away.  This could mean Kelly goes to the bullpen with Jaime Garcia staying in the rotation or Garcia is hurt by then.  Pretend I’m at a hardware store because my money’s on the latter.

Carlos Martinez – 4 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks.  As hypothesized here yesterday and on Razzball’s TV on the Radio, Martinez isn’t stretched out enough to start right now.

Jon Jay – 2-for-3, 3 runs, hitting close to .400 in the last week, but not playing every day, which brings up a more appropriate nickname than The Federalist, Not-Every-Day Jon Jay.  Okay, more appropriate but not nearly as dorky.

Allen Craig – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .264.  So, he’s not going to get to .280 by June 17th as I predicted unless he goes 10-for-10 today.  You win.  Let me know where to send you your winnings.  As soon as my face is on a stamp, I’ll mail it out to you.

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, but didn’t homer for the fourth day in a row.  If he had, Oxford English Dictionary was going to put his picture next to the definition of zaftig.

James Paxton – Announced that he’s 3 to 4 weeks away.  If Taijuan’s announced recovery time and actual recovery time is any indication, Paxton will return by July of 2017.

Buster Posey – He hopes to return today, after taking a foul ball off his head.  “Hey, some people can make a good living off of that,” said Jenna Jameson.

Christian Bethancourt – The Braves are considering promoting their young catcher and moving Gattis to the outfield and B.J. Upton to the bench.  This would help primarily for defense behind the plate and defense against lispers rooting to the Braves, because Bethancourt is a mouthful.  The plus defense this would provide behind the plate, it would prolly subtract in the outfield.  Yuniesky Betancourt’s brother from a mother with a lisp seems to me like a young Yadier Molina, which is bleh for most fantasy leagues.

Julio Teheran – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.31 and he took the no decision because the Braves are pathetic.  Did Fredi Gonzalez lose a bet?  Get Heyward and B.J. out of the one and two spots in the lineup already!

Chris Johnson – 3-for-5, hitting over .400 in the last week.  He has next to no power and speed, but can hit for a high average for an extended period of time if that’s your sorta thing.  Don’t worry, we won’t judge you.  Boring!

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.78.  I was deathly scared of his shoulder tendinitis in the preseason, but he looks fine.  Mea culpa.  Or is it ‘me a righto’ because his last four starts have been against the Mets, Padres, Reds and Braves, easily some of the worst teams in the league?  In fact — and this might blow your mind — the Padres are the best offense of those four.  Holy schnike balls!

Reid Brignac – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  His big day came on the same day Delmon Young hit a homer.  See, Keith Law was right, these guys are the future of the Rays organization.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.98.  If I told you, say, Tyler Skaggs had a 4.98 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and a lousy 6 Ks per nine, you wouldn’t even think about holding onto him.  Before I did the drop, I’d see if I could get anything in a trade for him.  Maybe pepper the trade proposal with “Remember what he did last year in the 2nd half?”  Better make it fast though because he’s likely headed to the Disgraceful List.  Watch, he’ll suddenly claim he has a sore elbow from running into John McDonald’s knee.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 20th steal.  The King of SAGNOF was in line to get into the privy after Tywin.

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.25.  The Stream-o-Nator didn’t love this start, but it does like his next one.  I don’t.  I don’t trust Vargas at all, but he does have four straight quality starts.  Four STRAIGHT quality starts!  Sorry, was trying to talk myself into him.  Still not working.

Omar Infante – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Omar’s comin’ yo!

Alex Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .286 with 7 homers and 4 steals on the year, which would be terrific from my middle infielder but you were supposed to be my 2nd outfielder.  Man, this guy is tough to own.  When did he become Nick Markakis?

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 18th steal, hitting .289.  If I didn’t drop Aoki like a cold schmotato about three weeks ago, I’d be harping on Escobar moving to the top of the lineup, but this is all really about me.

Billy Butler – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  He’s always hit Verlander well because Verlander used to look at Butler’s chest and think of Kate Upton, but now Verlander throws like her.

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He had only one hit in the entire previous week, so Cain…Splenda, let’s see him do more.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, and ERA at 2.98 as he beat Brandon McCarthy (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.18).  That’s Brandon McCarthy’s season in a nutshell, well, in a parenthesis.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 1 run, and now 5-for-8 on my team.  Granted, I’ve only owned him twice in a week on short schedule days.  Goodbye, Peralta, until Thursday.

Drew Pomeranz – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies can’t get enough of Pinterest, they’ve seen Lady Gaga in concert fifteen times and they will rip your heart out.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-5 and his 17th homer.  I just saw a glimpse of the future.  It was brief but I believe I saw the date was 2018 and Moss was DH’ing for the Yankees.  Oh, wait, he’s being pinch hit for, and here comes…Jason Giambi?

Alberto Callaspo – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  This might be the start of something, but for the preceding ten days–  Strike that, for the whole season so far, he’s been Callaspoo.

Michael Choice – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd on a short schedule day in the last week, which was the only hit he got all of last week.  Someone’s trying to motivate Colby Rasmus to return.

Robinson Chirinos – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  At least one Robinson is still hitting for power.

Donnie Murphy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers (3, 4).  Look at Donnie going full Lonnie.

Jason Kubel – Twins cut him, which is like getting rejected by a Cougar in a fertility clinic.

Rubby De La Rosa – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 3 Ks.  Doesn’t Rubby De La Rosa sound like a Spanish porn name?  That’s what the Bumbleebee Man went by prior to the bee suit.  “Ay!  Naranjas en la cabeza.  Oh, yeah, muy cabeza.”  Any the hoo!  Three walks and three Ks isn’t good and this was against the Twins.  Adios, Rubby!

Tyson Ross – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Don’t feed a Hodgepadre after midnight, don’t expose him to sunlight and don’t, under any circumstances, start him in away games.

Brad Miller – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  All joking aside, if he wasn’t hitting in the .170’s, he’d be right in line with the power and– Sorry, I couldn’t even get through that sentence.  In the .170’s?!  Oy.  Abe Vigoda can’t even find anything nice to say about this Miller.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and the slam (10) and legs (4).  Yes, it was only two days ago you wanted him off your team.  Yes, he’s been about as good as Adrian Beltre, according to our Player Rater.  And, yes, you should be embarrassed.

Chris Young – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.40.  He’s done well with Taijuan Walker on the shelf, and, apparently, Young is the only one that can reach him.

James Jones – 1-for-5, 2 runs and three steals.  Chris Young just instills confidence in baserunners, even when he’s on the same team.

Chad Billingsley – Out for the year with a torn flexor tendon in his elbow, an injury that occurred while he was working his way back from Tommy John surgery.  Damn, the Fantasy Baseball Overlord is working overtime.  FBO said, “It’s either this or playing Candy Crush.”

Dee Gordon – 4-for-4, 2 runs.  He’s pffting at his naysayers right now.  Pfft, pfft hooray!

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer.  About time.  I thought maybe his abuelita passed away and no one told us.

Kyle Parker – The Rockies called him up to play outfield because they’re lacking outfielders.  Ow, I just hurt my brain from a vicious eye roll.

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  1. gareth says:
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    Yesterday’s batty call results:

    I grabbed seth smith (1 for 4, no counting stats).
    J-foh added scott van slyke (1 for 5, no counting stats).

    Yay?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: I also batty called marisnick, 2 runs 2 steals

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        You also streamed Tyson. And he bit your ear off.

        *slide whistle down*

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Kid A: Holy Field!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: trying to move on from that one. Streaming Elias today for redemption

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @J-FOH: He’s goin’ OK.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @gareth: @J-FOH: Davey vs. the Cat, mano a animano!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I’ll take that Welshman down. Better cover my shins

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I got your lower legs covered, go!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: reverse master blaster

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  2. Abdoozy says:
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    Seems impossible for any FBB writers to mention Oviedo without throwing in a reference to his FDBA.
    Weird because when sponsors rename ballparks, everyone in the media just falls into line. I’ve never heard anyone throw in a snide reference to Enron Field when discussing an Astros home stand, and with the history of both organizations you’d think it would happen more often.
    But Nunez can’t catch a break. Crap, now I’m doing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy: Are you saying his previous name was a sponsorship?

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: I never thought of that, but it’s totally plausible..

  3. Abdoozy says:
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    Rank 3B ROS: Chisenhall, Holt, Francisco, Moustakas?

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Abdoozy: Forgot to mention this is in a OPS redraft league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Moose, Chis

  4. gareth says:
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    I Picked James jones up over the weekend. Dropped him for another batty call before his three steal game.
    I Also added Omar infante for a batty call then dropped him as he was about to face the tigers tough pitching. He then priceeds to hit a Home run with multiple rbi’s against verlander today.

    Is there a fantasy term for adding players then dropping them, and as soon as you do they fill the stat sheet while on waivers / in free agency?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @gareth: infante had been very terrible for weeks before this though.

      • gareth says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: He was coming back from an injury so the rust was justifiable. Picking him up was more of a gut feeling and also hitter-tron liked him.

        Infante is one of those boring players you feel guilty adding when there are no other options out there, but ends up actually doing an ok job on your team. You then ultimately drop him without any remorse whatsoever. Sadly this time I dropped him a day early.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @gareth: i had DL stashed him in 16 teamer and dropped beckham for him back on like may 26th or so. he was str up horrible and i dropped for rutledge probably the same day he started the above mentioned “hitting .400 over the last week”, when even espn mentioned he should be moved the hell out of the 2nd slot. player rater and assorted books (forecaster and BP) have him projected to do very well in OPS leagues. this league i mention is both OPS and total bases league. he’s still free agent in this league, but might not remain for long if he keeps this stuff up and/or KC offense continues to not suck.

  5. gareth says:
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    I Picked James jones up over the weekend. Dropped him for another batty call before his three steal game.
    I Also added Omar infante for a batty call then dropped him as he was about to face the tigers tough pitching. He then priceeds to hit a Home run with multiple rbi’s against verlander today.

    Is there a fantasy term for adding players then dropping them, and as soon as you do they fill the stat sheet while on waivers / in free agency?

  6. gareth says:
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    Double post – Unintentional G3!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth<@gareth: Yea you fooled me for a second…i thought someone hacked your account

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      this is the edge of the universe

  7. gareth says:
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    I’m thinking bench for Matt Cain’s start at the white sox. Agree?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: I already told you to

      • gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: I actually picked up Adam Dunn and Cain is currently on my bench.

        The question about benching Matt Cain is more of a rhetorical one, as its a sad state of affairs when you have to pick and choose when to start a guy who until recently was in the upper echelon of starters.

        • Dr Hocker says:
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          @gareth:

          I agrre with you on butt splinters for Cain tonight. Here’s why–has always impressed me as a flyball pitcher ( i have done no homework to support this) and the Cell is an extreme HR park… I look for Cain to straighten out after tonight’s start. Since the White Sox do seem to suck..he may be fine tonight…but it seems risky.

          I will now go back to watching reruns of “Gidget gets her first Hickey”

  8. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only with RW and net saves (carmart is -5 on the year, keeping me quite low) and this bullpen
    chapman/ramos/carmart/ramirez/ramos/walden/m.adams (DL). when i picked up ramos he was doing much better than the bastardo i dropped him for. ramos whip is horrible and walk rate is over 6.80. ramos has more holds, but even bigger point being the annual bastardo saver watch aspect. or could keep ramos and drop carmart, who’s been moved out of 8th inning (way too many walks and pretty hittable sometimes)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bastardo

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Too funny, man! The column was the right tonic after starting Ross and then seeing his beautiful stat line.

    On an Allbright brighter note, saw some of the Bos-Min game. You are absolutely right on Rubby DLR. To wit, he threw a pitch to Escobar that was about 2 feet outside. Of course, Escobar pulled it on a grounder right into Rubby DLR’s glove. Can’t believe that these are the same Twinkies that manhandled the 1927 Blue Jays recently. I will say Rubby DLR was the beneficiary of some gr8 defensive infield plays (Bogaerts, Pedroia and the double-play that was a bang-bang play). The play to erase Fuld after Santana’s single to shallow centerfield was inexcusable. So yeah, a normal team would have manhandled Rubby DLR.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: sry, Albright. apologise. first i call you gray, then i call you allbright. what’s next? too raycest, can’t say it. my friend andy ginsberg (from the kazakhstan ginsberg clan) from looooooooong island would NOT approve.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  10. tomthebod says:
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    @Grey

    I’m thinking about rolling the dice and selling Heaney while his perceived value is pretty high and trying to snag Kluber in a deal. Do you think I’d be giving away too much if I traded Heaney and Kendrys Morales for Kluber? I have a need for pitching and can afford to give up Morales.

    It’s a 12 team redraft league. Thanks Grey. You the man!

    • gareth says:
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      Grey -That “eric young wearing a scarf” comment was hilarious.

    • @tomthebod: I’d hold, I think Heaney is gonna be just as good as Klub, and prolly better for ROS.

  11. gareth says:
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    Thoughts on James Jones? An oaktownsteve assessment would be most welcome!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      the Padres, especially Ross, are terrible at holding baserunners…

      Pads…54 SB allowed (3rd in MLB)
      Ross…17 SB allowed (most in MLB)

  12. Pops says:
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    Grey,
    If somebody offers me Vargas for Verlander, I’m taking it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

  13. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Xander or Holt? How would you spend on a waiver if you had $37. I’ve got down $12 on Xander, but it feels high.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Inglourious Dirty ol’ Basterd: not sure about the money, but bogaerts has better potential and his roster spot is much more secure.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Xander…$10 should do it

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Mike: turns out $12 was good. My buddy who had waiver priority over me had $10 on him. I had to bid at least $11.

  14. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, questions about Votto trade
    I need OF with HR/RBI for ROS and I own Abreu & Rizzo on 1B & CI spot.

    1) My Votto for his Moss
    2) My Votto for his Pence
    3) My Votto for his Cruz
    4) My Votto for his J Upton (not BJ…)
    5) My Votto for his Cespedes

    Kindly rank No. you would choose. Thanks.

    • Scott says:
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      @Wilson: none

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like 4

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike, but I’m concerned that J Upton’s hot time this year has passed….

        If My Votto for his Bautista, hold or fair to go? Thanks.

        • ashtray says:
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          @Wilson: As a concerned Votto owner I’d take Bautista.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah I like that too

  15. Natty Boh says:
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    Im assuming its safe to drop Soriano in a 15 team league?

  16. bossmanjunior says:
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    Nice unintentional stutterer in the Chris Young blurb.

  17. jordan73 says:
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    Only way I can activate Heaney is to drop either Cole or Cobb. How would you rank the 3 of them RoS?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @jordan73: there’s no way cobb’s not first here. i would also think you’d have to have a worse player to drop than those. but it sounds like you have no DL slots, which complicates things.

      • Jordan73 says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Unfortunately not, I’m loaded up on pitchers (Kershaw, Gray, Bumgarner, Keuchel, Kluber, Sanchez) because injuries/ineptitude have destroyed my hitting. I have two hitters on my bench, so I really can’t afford to drop either of them, and so far I haven’t been able to find a trade partner.

    • @jordan73: Cobb, Cole, Heaney, but you must have someone else to cut besides, Cobb & Cole…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @jordan73: Cobb, Cole, Heaney

  18. paid for the house says:
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    need to cut one: bauer or kuroda. can’t cut both b/c of moves limits. got heaney and lcliff ee waiting in the wings

  19. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’ve come to that time of year that i feel like my in biggest money H2H league i’m getting very unlucky for long enough that i go do the roto stats in it to see if i’m right. yep, i’m 23 games out of 1st, and 8 out of the last playoff spot (6/10th make playoffs, and we are exactly at the halfway point), when my roto stats tell me i should be in 3rd (basically tied for 3rd with 2 other people), and am a much better team than 6th and under teams. So probably very much like so many women i know and used to be into i’ll dull my “pain” and give myself “purpose” by adding some more teams (orphans). only i’ll do this on purpose. in one league with R/HR/SB/K’s (hitter)/OBP/XBH/RBI/W/K/era/whip/IRA/QS/SV+H (so closers aren’t even close to as valuable, esp if they are hawkins/belisario types) i have the choice of 2 teams to take over. 25 man rosters with 12 keepers each (and something called “2 Man Dynasty List” which i’m guessing is 2 NA guys as extra keepers). are either of these even halfway decent keeper teams in 18 team roto? if yes, which is better? i don’t have to pick either of course. only 1 at each pos with 1 util, large benches.
    1. sal perez/v-mart/kershaw/cole/E5/kemp/ozuna/scooter/beckham/tori hunter/rutledge/m.carpenter/asscab/c.crawford/clippard/gee/ (a.sanchez NA keeper). truly horrible pitching on this one. (best 12 of those 16)
    2. harper/myers/gattis/bogaerts/wong/choo/zobrist/price/wheeler/gausman/cashner/lynn/gray (bradley and lindor as NA guys). 12 of those 13.
    2nd team seems possibly good enough. if so is wheeler weak link?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mello Yello: also, since all 18 teams only keep at most 2 NA guys, an upgrade to lindor is certainly possible. (gallo for one)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      grab Team 2. Wheeler isn’t weak in keepers

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Great write up as always Brotha

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

    Pennsylvania is misspelled on the liberty bell

  22. Mello Yello says:
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    Wacha, Yordy, and Stroman tonight…man do I love (absolutely hate) counting on starting pitchers. These kinds of things happen when one of the guys in my league has eight closers…sure he’s in second to last, but that doesn’t mean he can’t fudge my team out of decent ratio stats while he’s at it!

    Did just trade Papi for Cishek…I know it sounds kinda lobsided (which is why I knew it would get done), but Cishek is quietly going all 2013 Greg Holland on it…anything to push Bellisario down the depth chart too

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

  23. Taylor says:
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    I’ve got Stroman @ NYY, Ventura @ DET and Hughes @ BOS today. Yikes. SON is meh on Stro and hates the others. Start any of them?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Taylor: I would start all three…I feel like they’ve all kind of graduated from the “just a streamer” category (you can argue maybe Stroman still might b onee, but I’m sold on him)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sit Hughes

  24. Lville Jim says:
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    Pomeranz destroyed, those must have been some Bruce Vilanch size fairies.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Lville Jim: Wow, great reference! Yeah I don’t feel nearly as bad about dropping him as I did his last two starts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it made me cry

  25. Rondell Sheppard says:
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    Swapping Teheran for Waino make any sense for the Teheran side? Keeper league, Teheran costs $11 next year and Waino is too pricey ($35).

  26. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Matt Adams is pleasingly plump

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    Need a stream for tomorrow, who are you taking:

    Masterson v. LAA
    Harang v. PHI
    Garza @ ARI
    Arrieta @ MIA
    Smyly v. KC
    Gausman @ TB

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: Arrieta…everyone but Masterson would be fairly solid

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m rolling with Arrieta and Gausman

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mello Yello: @Mike: I went with Arrieta. Hope he can keep up his hot start. I’d like Gausman, too, but the only drop would be Kennedy. And we only have 9 moves per week so I don’t want to shoot my load now, just in case I need it this weekend.

  28. Jonas says:
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    In the post-game show two days ago (I think 2 days) when McGee got the save, Madden said and im almost quoting that he likes Mcgee against righties. The only slightly confusing part is also said that he liked him against the 3 specific righties he faced in the game…

    • Jonas says:
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      @Jonas: to clarify, he said he liked him against righties, and then said he especially liked him against the three he was to face.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like how he keeps things simple…

  29. Joel says:
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    2 quickies please:

    1. Among my OF McCutch-Trout-Jones-Bruce-Heyward (I have 1 extra/benched/hitter-tron’d) ——-drop Bruce or Heyward for Heaney?

    2. Gattis or McCann ROS?

    Fanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. please don’t
      2. Gattis

      • Joel says:
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        @Mike: thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  30. allen says:
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    Thanks for the read

    Would u drop mesaraco for rosario in a 12 team h2h????

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would, but I like Rosario a lot

      • John says:
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        @Mike: but you like meso alot? That what you meant. You like meso over Perez?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah I like Mes too. I’d rank them Rosario, Perez, Mes, but it’s just my preference really

  31. Miz says:
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    Nice write-up G! Pumped up about Heaney start Thurs. (dont let me down FBO)…Any who Segura is totally boring to own this year. Picked up Danny Santana to actually get some points from SS position (H2H pts. League). Should I drop Segura/Santana to pick up Escobar? Alcides looks like he’ll be more consistent ROS…. What say u? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would drop Santana for Alcides Escobar

      • Miz says:
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        @Mike: thanks Mike

  32. Swfcdan says:
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    Pickup Duffy, Erv, Quintana, Danks, Garza, Porcello or Hutchison over Pomeranz? I got roofied by his shellacking last night.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Erv

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Mike: Thanks, Grey agree?

  33. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I know Verlander is at fault, but Brad Asmus shoul at least help his SP out. If he is pitching bad the last 2 months, and he give 4 runs in his 5th IP, then get the guy out of the game. Similar stuff happened last start…
    Anyway, should I pull the trigger with Verlander for Garrett Richards?
    thanks,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

      • Chris says:
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        @Mike: you preger Gallardo o Richards?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I hear ya…Agree with Mike

  34. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    Who gets dropped for Heaney?

    sp – Kershaw, Wacha, Eovaldi, Teheran, Kazmir, Beckett, Cingrani
    rp – Hawkins, Hecton Rondon, Perkins, Betances

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cingrani

  35. Jon says:
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    Sit/start today:

    Keuchel @ WAS
    Stroman @ NYY

    SON likes them about the same ($4.7 and 4.8).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting Stroman

    • ashtray says:
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      @Jon: I’m throwing Keuchel every time until he makes me regret it.

  36. JollyRoger says:
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    What do you think about Machado? Seager just got dropped in my league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably better off with Seager.

      I will do my best Harold Reynolds impersonation though and say that Manny is still catching up from his injury. He has the talent to put together a nice second half

  37. LaterTater says:
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    Hi Grey, great stuff

    no q today

    with the passing of tony gwynn, i just wanted to pass along to all this stat i saw in the la times (sorry, going from memory and i dont have the link)

    one season, gwynn had something like 560+ ab and struck out 15 times

    this season adam dunn struck out 15 times in his last 29 ab

    wow

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s crazy. what a great player

    • ashtray says:
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      @LaterTater: I just checked his fangraphs page. Guy had a career 4.2 K%. Unreal.

  38. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    GM Grey good call on Coco getting hot yesterday . 3/5, 2 runs, bb, rbi, steal very nice indeed.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: The Royals got 17 hits yesterday yet only 1 starter did not get a hit. To whom am I referring? Sorry just had to mention that on principle.

        • @Grey: @Toe Knee Arm Ass: good one Toe man, that is why said Royal is on my bench, hope I can trade him and an SP for a better SP..He just needs to stay hot for a week or so, not sure hew is up to the challenge!! haha

  39. The Strolg says:
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    When did Heyward take batting advise from Ike Davis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep your eye on the ball and your feet in the dugout….

  40. BERK! says:
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    Stop taunting the FOB with your Heaney-thusiasm! I actually got to a hot prospect first for once and fear the inevitable extra nickle for Mr. John.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

  41. Scott says:
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    I’m really sick of Segura, is he droppable in a 10 man H2H? If so, which ss should I pick up?

    Zobrist, Bogearts, Escobar, A. Cabrera, Aybar, Santana.

    Thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think Segura is droppable, no

    • stonepie says:
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      @Scott: im right there with you. alcidies has been better all year

    • Dr Hocker says:
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      @Scott:

      I have been weary of Segura’s el toro poo poo for about a month now..plus i don’t like the look on his face…reminds me of Ray Rice without the criminal charges….little beat off

  42. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Kyle Seager or Xander Bogaerts ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Bogaerts

  43. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Grey (or anybody for that manner) ,feel free to give me some guidance…

    12 team,daily, 6×5 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP/K’s, W’s, SV, ERA, WHIP), can start 9 pitchers

    C-Castro
    1-Freeman
    2-Cano
    3-Longoria
    SS-Andrus
    OF-Billy Hamilton
    OF-Gordon
    OF-Springer
    UTIL-Rizzo
    BENCH-Singleton

    SP-Wainwright
    SP-Cobb
    SP-Gray
    SP-Eovaldi
    SP-Taijuan Walker
    P-Robertson
    P-Reed
    P-Romo
    P-Cody Allen
    P-Britton
    P-Motte
    P-Joba
    P-Neil Ramirez

    …its been a struggle. My OF situation isn’t ideal (putting it lightly)….do I move some closers? Billy Hamilton? Which of my 1b should I be trying to get rid of and what kind of return am I even looking for?….So many questions

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      move Hamilton to a team that needs steals and will pay for him

      move Singleton if he’s rotting on your bench.

      You have a lot of depth at RP, I’d look to trade from there as well and land a good starter or package for a better bat…

      mihgt be a better catcher than Castro on your wire…

    • danny almonte says:
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      Ouch, what place are you in?

  44. BERK! says:
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    Also, it’s great the Dee is hitting, but he has zero SB and two CS since that hip tweak. Cause for concern? I’m concerned!

    Also also, I was hoping you’d mention Matt Adams’ triple because my son and I are still laughing about how you said his stolen base was due to an 89 foot lead.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s worth watching since he was injured, but I’m not overly concerned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK!: Ha, nice…Yeah, hopefully Gordon’s fine

  45. paid for the house says:
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    what kind of pitcher can i get for cliff lee? whats the floor and whats the ceiling. i have no idea when he’ll be back and i’m guessing nobody else knows either…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      first week of July if no setbacks…

      hold him

  46. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Time to drop Bauer for a streamer spot? He’s really not doing anything that a good-matchup streamer can’t. Not sure he’s worth holding anymore, and he’s impossible to trade since he’s really done nothing.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, streamer spot

  47. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What the Eck’? Koji-san has become truly Eck-like!

    Cheers,
    Ante

  48. Cale says:
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    Since I couldn’t find a stamp with your face on it, just donate my Allen Craig winnings to your daiquiri fund.

    How much of my FAAB budget should I spend on Heaney in a 20 team league? I have $77 (of $100) left still. Is he worth the bulk of it? Stroman went for $40 when he got the call, so I’m assuming it’ll take most of my budget to get him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow, $40

      I would have said 15-20%, but that’s an aggressive league…you’ll probably have to go at least as high as Stroman if that’s the market

      • Cale says:
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        @Mike: It’s also a keeper league, so I think that inflates the value of the young guys…I probably should have mentioned that.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, I’d go at least as high as Stroman then, if not more

  49. Matty says:
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    Time to blow through my weekly move allotment.
    Khris Davis or Singleton ROS in a Util spot?
    Lonnie or Holt ROS?
    Assuming you like Heaney over Stroman.

    Thanks dude.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis, Lonnie

  50. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    same question about pomernaz as i just asked about bauer. still hold Pom or ditch him to start streaming from his spot as well?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Pomeranz more and I’m holding on to him, but if you’ve got a bunch of nice options for streaming on your wire I could see streaming his spot too.

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mike: I like Pom more than Bauer too and SON did warn us, so I’ll give him another chance. Thanks my man.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @Zook’s Pest Control:

      I second this emotion. I kind of see a kid who was on a roll and came to the inevitable hiccup. I think he’ll likely get back on track, but I’d like to join Zook’s in asking the ‘pert opinion on this one. I lurve me some streaming…..

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        really depends on the streaming options available to you

        • SportiveTricks says:
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          @Mike:

          Yeah, I picked up Gausman with my streaming spot and if he stays up I am pretty comfortable working him and Pom in matchups.

  51. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    No doubt the Ray’s bullpen is very confusing, FYI, Balfour gave up 2 singles and then got an out.

  52. mcBlunty says:
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    whats you thoughts on this trade i just was just offered accepted, i get Sherzer and Napoli, I give Votto and Duffy

    No brainer right

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      big upgrade in arms for sure. I’m not sure what’s up with Votto. Reading he’s not 100% which is a little worrisome.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @mcBlunty: id take the Votto side

  53. Peter Parker says:
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    Dude. Eric Young is awful.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s SAGNOF

  54. 740 says:
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    Wats good Grey, 10team 5×5 roto. Pick one ROS. Aramis, Chis, Holt

    Thank u

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramirez

      • 740 says:
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        @Mike:

        thanks Mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  55. scott says:
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    Pretty sure you even said your guess was June 16th on heaney. Impressive!

    Drop Segura for escobar??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t but this is a popular question

      • scott says:
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        @Mike: I picked up Baez. Should I drop him in favor of escobar and hold segura on my bench til he turns it around?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes, unless this is some sort of keeper league. Baez could be a while…

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @scott: I get that Segura is in a 0-for-11 slump, but I don’t understand the impetus for all of the drop questions. The average and OBP aren’t where you want them to be .247 and .273, respectively, but he’s been moved throughout the batting order all season long. Obviously you want him batting #1 or #2, but if he could regularly hit #7, his production will increase. Hitter-Tron has him #18 over the next seven days. Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: Oh, yeah, I did say the 16th… Nice… Hold Segura

  56. SallyCips says:
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    Yo folks,

    Drop McHugh for Heaney?
    Drop Balfour for Ramirez or Oviedo?

    Grazie!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney, Ramirez

      • Sally says:
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        @Mike: Done deal. Thanks.

  57. Bunny says:
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    Like Roark vs Houston tonight? Son is lukewarm on it (9.8),

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, anything over $8 on there is worth a go

      • Aero says:
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        @Mike: Probably depends on league size. In my 10-teamer I don’t stream under $10 very often.

  58. Lopes says:
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    In a ten team h2h keeper league I have Bum, latos and Gio as my top 3. just picked up heaney too. I have goldy and Encarnacion as my util and first baseman. Do you like Trading Encarnacion for Sale? I feel i need to bolster my pitching and Sale has a pretty high Rest of Season rating

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have the hitter

  59. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Drop Alex Wood or will he be back in the majors shortly?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

  60. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… Should I drop Chisenhall for Casey McGahee??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

  61. Fireball Feliz says:
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    the 9k’s outta Hammel makes me wanna hold onto him instead of dropping. I might just watch Deer Hunter tonight, haven’t seen it in awhile. The opening wedding scene is a snooze fest though, clocks in at 51 minutes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Agreed, but it gets cooking with gas when they go to Nam…

  62. Wake Up says:
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    Well, yeah…Kate Upton can’t strike out with anyone either…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  63. Wake Up says:
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    btw…highly recommend Christian Bethancourt’s Law Blog…

  64. Jason says:
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    Better upside over the course of the year….Neil Ramirez or Jake McGee? Sorry if this question was already asked.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: McGee, really a toss up

  65. booya says:
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    Is Choo a big upgrade from Khris Davis? Would you be willing to give Davis and Bundy for Choo in a keeper league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep forever? prefer the Davis side

  66. Wake Up says:
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    Great mouse scroll line!

  67. vinodole says:
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    12 team H2H OBP leage, looking to upgrade Adam Jones to Giancarlo Stanton since I’m benching good hitters every week and would like to do a 2 for 1 to open up a spot to add Alex Wood…

    Would you do Jones + X for Stanton with any of the following? How do you rank these guys?

    Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Aramis Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Pedro Alvarez, Khris Davis, Brandon Belt

    Thanks Mike!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      so it’s basically Jones+x for Stanton and Wood?

      probably Belt

  68. Charles says:
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    My favorite fantasy site and your write ups are great over my first morning coffee. I’m in a 12 team points league with heavy scoring on pitchers (50pts per win -15pts per loss 2.5pts per strikeout -2.5pts per ERA and so on). I already have Strasburg, Wacha and Kluber in my lineup this week. Which pitchers should I stream this week? There is an innings limit but I’m doing okay on that. I streamed Eovaldi and Archer last week and they burned me.

    J. Garcia vs Phillies (SON $19.7)
    Eovaldi vs Cubs (SON $13.2)
    Heaney vs Mets (SON $11.0)
    Archer vs Astros (SON $13.3)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sorry, this posted a couple down by accident…

      I’d start all four. I don;t see you getting burned by Eovaldi again against the Cubs

      • Charles says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks for the reply. Was listening to Sirius XM fantasy sports this morning with Pat Mayo and Dr. Roto. They mentioned that Razzball now has a timeslot with Rotoexperts? Can you clarify that? Would like to listen to that segment.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime. Grey and Rudy can answer that one for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Thanks! I’d start all four of these, in order of SON…. I think we’re on TV with Rotoexperts, Nick at http://radio.razzball.com/ is actually the person to ask…. I believe it’s 2:30 and 5:30…. They’re basically rerunning our radio show…

  69. Wake Up says:
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    Zaftig Mipples: You are glad that you own him…you just don’t want your friends to see you riding him through this hot streak…like a Gennett…

  70. Mike

    Mike says:
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    I’d start all four. I don;t see you getting burned by Eovaldi again against the Cubs

  71. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper (6), daily auction league
    Pitch categories Std 5 + Innings, W-L, Holds, K/9, BAA

    SP Kershaw
    SP Shields
    SP Bailey
    SP Cobb
    SP Cole – DL
    SP Eovaldi
    SP Porcello
    SP Heaney
    SP Duffy
    SP Bauer
    SP Odorizzi
    SP Stroman
    SP Hellickson – DL

    Cole and Hellickson should be coming off the DL next week, I’ll need to cut 2 from my staff. I think Hellickson is an obvious cut, the other is harder for me, the last 4 weeks say cut Porcello, but he was very good earlier in the season. Which 2 would you cut?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bauer

      • doghat666 says:
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        @Mike: Hellickson and Bauer?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup

  72. RicoSuave says:
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    When do you think T. Walker be up? is he worth stashing? Someone just dropped him when he was sent down to the minors…
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      worth a stash for sure. should be soon

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  73. Moose Out Front says:
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    hittertron inexplicably had Omar Infante as a top 14 2B yesterday. The highest ranked unowned player in my league. SonofapickedupSantanainstead.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      robots are smart

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: i’ll bet Tron had him that high for those more than 3 weeks of being terrible too though.

  74. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Springer for Teheran in a H2H points league with a scoring system that favors pitching?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  75. Robinson Ca No hit for power says:
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    In reference to John McDonald. My wife and I watched the marathon Halos/Braves match Sat night. Around the 12th, McDonald enters and my wife says, in all seriousness, “They’re out of players, so a coach can bat now.?”

  76. Will says:
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    @Grey: Billy Butler or Jon Singleton?

    Segura’s 0-4 and GIDP has me inching closer to dropping him for Erick Aybar, Stephen Drew, or Brandon Crawford. Do I continue to hold and use that position as a black hole? Is there a prospect I can keep an eye on for my MI spot in place of Suckgura? I’m desperate…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton

      don’t drop Segura

    • Cram It says:
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      @Will: He grounded into a double play? That son of a bitch!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        @Cram It: ha, it was on purpose. He even turned to the camera and smiled

        • Will says:
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          @Mike:

          I don’t play in a standard 5×5 Roto League. We use Fangraphs points system so player values are a little different. For example, SAGNOF players aren’t worth much in my league. A streaming SP like Phil Hughes has been worth as much as a guy like Craig Kimbrel.

          For perspective, so far this year, Segura only has 180 total points whereas Erick Aybar is at 320.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Will: Aybar’s been better than a lot of SS’s he shouldn’t be. Have to hope there’s a regression to the middle from both guys.

  77. Max says:
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    Rubby or Heaney Rest of the Year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney

  78. KevinK says:
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    Categories- of WHIP, ERA, K’s, Wins—- would you drop Porcello-for Jimmy Nelson

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      how deep? I like Nelson as a stash, but it’s not clear he’s got a spot yet

      I’d stick with Porcello until the shituation is clearer

  79. Broman says:
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    That Jason Kubel blurb was phenomenal.

  80. J-Money says:
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    Good Morning Gentlmen,

    I’m struggling to find production at my MI spot. I drafted Wong, dropped him during his AAA stint and picked up Gennett. He was decent for a while then dropped off, luckily right around the time Wongs promotion rumors were swirling, so I grabbed Wong again (wait, what?). Needless to say he’s been less than exciting. Gennett is heating up again, and is hitting at the top for Milwaukee, and La Stella has been more of a 4020, but he’s consistent and rumors are swirling he could hit leadoff atop that dangerous lineup (lol) if he keeps it up. I own Wong now, and the latter two are available on the wire. 12 team OPS, whats your advice ROS?

    Also, again thanks for all you guys do over here. You’re my number one fantasy research site, though we don’t always agree on everything, (cough cough David Price), I owe a lot to you guys. My teams are producing, and when I win both leagues ill be sure to make a donation. Its to the point where I had a friend look over at my phone and see the site, and he says “Whats Razzball???”. I had that feeling like he just looked over and happened to see an embarrassing naked selfie on my phone…luckily he forgot the name of your site, disaster averted. Keep up the great work, I look forward to reading your site every morning, come all the way from Maine bub.

    Smoke it!

    J

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Wong

      thanks for the kind words

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @J-Money: Definitely Kolten Wong. La Stella has no power and never trust a guy named Scooter.

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @J-Money: I’ll be riding the Wong once Danny Santana cools off. I need steals from that spot so I lean toward these 2 over some of the other WW 2B fodder.

      And I know what you’re saying about razzball. Occasionally my brother will hop on my computer when he’s at my house and my heart will skip a beat when I wonder if I left a razzball window open. Sometimes I wonder about a couple of my league-mates that seem to consistently end up with guys I wanted due to Gray’s rankings so I get scared they may be on here, but then they’ll take a SP in the 4th or a CP in the 7th, or Joe Mauer ever and I know I’m still safe. For now.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Moose Out Front: wong owners like us really need a 2nd 2b with his platooning though, so stick with santana or whoever is available and decent. La stella’s probably better in OPS leagues than many might realize with that sick average.

  81. Mike says:
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    Will Hector Rondon’s recent issues put his closer status in jeopardy?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      best play is to handcuff him with Ramirez. Ramirez could run with it IMO

  82. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Which side do you prefer:

    Hanley melky tanaka or puig andrus bauer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hanley side

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Mike: he didn’t bite, but countered with heyward instead of melky. Still the Hanley side, right?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes, I actually like Heyward more anyway

  83. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning all,
    So I’m on the computer tracking my H2H matchup. I had my opponent’s lineup on the screen and she sees the names and looks at Scooter Gennett and proceeds to laugh hysterically. “There’s a Scooter in professional baseball???” We have a good laugh, and I say “yeah, what a silly name, the guy I’m playing against has a lot of stupid names on his roster. What a dumbass!”

    Scooter immediately proceeds to hit a homer as if he heard us taunting him. Karma’s a bitch. Heed my warning.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha nice

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        I blamed my wife for making me laugh at Scooter and she said to quit being an idiot and that it had nothing to do with the home run. I filed for divorce this morning.

        By the way I am locked into starting Hughes today for the two start week. Shields up, bracing for impact. I think he can sneak outta there with a QS. I hope.

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Good luck with Dr Phil, Phil! I have only started to tell my 10-year old about FBB, my wife just wouldn’t get it in a million years. I’d start with the word ‘fantasy’ and she’d immediately think a group of guys jerking off to porno. No, honey, I implore, fantasy baseball. Oh, so she says a group of guys just jerking off doing nothin’. Go out and trim the hedgerow, rake the leaves and when you’re done mow the lawn before the rain starts falling, fantasy baseball!

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  84. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    What is Carlos Martinez’s future?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not really stretched out to be a starter now, but maybe next season…

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Mike: So does he just go right back to the bullpen?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          that would be my guess

  85. Hans says:
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    Heaney question number 423,324…

    Have Teheran, Bailey, Fister, Sanchez and Wilson…. move anything for Heaney or hold?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that staff looks fine. don’t really need him

  86. King Trout says:
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    How many innings are we expecting out of Heaney in the majors this year? He is at approximately 78 innings so far in the minors.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they could skip a start or three between now and September. ~another 100 IP would be my guess

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @King Trout: Prob 100 more…12-15 starts. They’re going to skip starts with him so he makes it to the end of the year

    • Mello Yello says:
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      I have to again mention I’m basically here to hammer home GM Mike’s thoughts haha

      • King Trout says:
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        Thanks guys.

  87. Is Latroy ever giving up this job?
    do brothers or ottovino get sniff at saves?
    thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if I had to spec it would be Otto, but LaTroy keeps chugging along…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @LastPlace: It seems like anytime laTroy could be giving it up, Ottavino and Brothers both collectively meltdown. I would say only a DL stint could change things up

      • Eddie says:
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        @Mello Yello: LaTroy isn’t even doing that bad.. hasn’t given up an ER since May 20 and has only given up 5 hits since then, too..

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Eddie: He really isn’t, but I’m not a LaTroy owner (as I’m pretty sure the commenter isn’t either), so we’ve all been collectively wondering when Hawkins was going to give it up, but so far there really isn’t anything to suggest he will

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mello Yello: i threw hawkins away right when he was at the peak of his shittyness, since it coincided with the ascent of both belisario and mejia, and at the time it sure looked like those 2 would be better and keep jobs longer. since that day almost exactly hawkins has been fine, it’s brothers/ottavino who’ve sucked.

  88. ashtray says:
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    If Choo’s ankles are so bad, why don’t they just stick him on the DL for a couple weeks and let it heal?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s a great point

  89. Hopscotch McGoo says:
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    looking for help at Catcher… any ideas and who is this A’s catcher guy Derik Norris?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Norris is actually a decent play depending on what other options you have

      • Hopscotch McGoo says:
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        i have Joe Mauer???? and as in the great movie Major League…he hits like shit..right now

  90. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Verlander has one thing going for him which has been overlooked – Kate Upton!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • @Randy BoBandy: ah, sure shes cute and all, but he also has another thing going for him, something like the 20 million bucks a year!

  91. Jack says:
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    Think Gee will be ok when he returns? I can grab him and put him in my DL spot that Gio will be vacating.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup he’s a good DL stash

  92. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    H2H keeper league and I’m 95% sure I have no chance at the playoffs. A lot of inquiries on the Zombino. What round pick would be fair value (i.e., keepers are “selected” in rounds 1-thru-6)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sorry, who is the Zombino? I don’t always keep up with the lingo

  93. Zar says:
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    Hey Grey and Mike,

    With gio coming off the DL, I will have to drop a player for him, I might as well stash someone in his DL spot right? Which is the best DL stash? Wi Myers, Hellickson, or stash Harvey and hope he returns late?

    Would I also be crazy for trying to trade off Beltran for Verlander? Or is Verlander worth even less than Beltran now?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Myers

      not crazy if you think he can turn it around. It’s not a big price to pay…

      • Zar says:
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        @Mike: Whoops, Also, do you trust Gio in his first start back against the Astros? I hear the first start is usually bumpy…but it’s the Astros…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          eh, probably better to see how he looks unless you really need the stats

          • Zar says:
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            @Mike: I’m -13 Starts on the season in my RCL. I think I might need it. I’m a few wins away from moving up and a couple of strike outs from dropping down.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              trot him out there

  94. Dusty Baker says:
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    NL Only 5×5 Roto — I have Espinosa = MI , and have LaStella = UTL, which is a “flex” position, where we can add a 10th Pitcher, and drop the Position player from the UTL slot———-I have a decent Staff, but , wouldnt mind putting an exclamation point on it…………. Do I add DeSclafani , and drop Espinosa and move LaScella to MI ? Our league wont allow a Rookie pitcher to be claimed off our , once a week waivers claim, until he has pitched at least one inning in the Bigs, (so Haeney is a no go, with waivers executed on Wednesdays) – Also is Hahn of the Padres, worthy ROS ?……….. Or do I take a chance on Bastardo, as we have Saves/ Holds category , which one owner is way ahead in that category, and the rest of us are all bunched up behind him.————–Seems like every time I get ready to dump Espo, he has a good week, and couple that with all the MI injuries in the NL, was hoping to have a small window to trade him, but damn, its more like a peep hole with him .- Thanks for your time Brother -

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think Bastardo if there are points to be had in those cats

  95. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Thoughts on Niel Walker? I know he’s injured but guy in my league put him on trade block. Is he a big upgrade over Aaron Hill? And would you send someone like Alex Gordon for him? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d prefer Walker to Hill, yes. Better to hold onto Gordon IMO

  96. joe says:
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    who to drop to activate gio? standard roto
    cobb/garret richards/ventura/keuchel/eovaldi/price/heaney
    romo/soria/mejia/allen
    (I really need innings)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      can you shop a closer?

      dropping Mejia still gives you 3 closers

  97. Corey says:
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    My Bogaerts for Price trade was vetoed by the league. Flagrant misuse of democracy!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      benevolent dictatorships are the way to go

    • Corey says:
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      @Corey: Having said that, what’s the ROS projections on Gio? Some sites have him at 100 IP rest of the way and others around 55. I know nothing about the nature of his injury and whether it will cost him more time… Please advise?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I don’t see any reason to worry, since it was just discomfort I think

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Corey: It favors Price, but I’m with you. Unless trades reek of collusion, then they should go through (for example, two weeks ago, someone in my league traded Smyly and Teixiera for Wainwright (pre-injury scare)…that reeks…that’s reeks like a dumpster that hasn’t been unloaded in a month)

  98. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    I know it doesnt mean anything for fantasy purposes, but Alex Gordon is ranked #2 in WAR for AL players. I was shocked I say…shocked!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: his defense is top notch.

  99. ERad says:
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    Ian Kennedy or Eovaldi ROS? K/9 league too

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kennedy

  100. Jon says:
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    Thoughts on dealing Odor+Gausman for Dozier in a keeper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep forever? I actually like the Odor side in that format

  101. phenomenot says:
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    Will Bryant skip ahead of Baez? What are they going to do with all these young guys?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still think Baez comes up first

      position changes most likely

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @phenomenot: I would suggest he already has. Knowing Theo, they’re going to wait until September to call them up unless a trade or injury arises

  102. Ryan says:
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    In a 20 team dynasty league, is it wise to trade garret richards fielder doolittle pederson for desmond and tenaka? I have a shot of making the playoffs this year and I think this might put me over the top.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ryan: I like it…bold. But yeah, especially in a 20 team league, you have a chance to get two top 50 players and win now, go for it

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if it helps you win now, sure.

      I’d rather have depth in a 20-team league though…

      • Ryan says:
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        @Mike: btw this is my team if it helps

        c evan gattis
        1b miguel cabrera
        2b neil walker
        3b evan longoria
        ss yunel escobar
        lf justin upton
        cf austin jackson
        rf dominic brown
        util Casey McGhee
        Bn oscar taveras
        bn shane victorino
        bn kris bryant
        bn carl crawford/cj cron/ joc pederson dl prince fielder

        sp yu darvish
        sp clayton kershaw
        sp cliff lee
        rp brian wilson
        rp sean doolittle
        rp shae simmons
        p brian wilson p marco estrada p wily peralta Bn drew pomeranz bn garrett richards bn ryan volgesong

  103. I've Been "DL"ed says:
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    Great post as usual

    12 team Head to Head

    I’m light on pitching

    my C Davis, Famillia and Pomeranz for Price Chapman and Strasburg

    Is it even fair??

    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      No, but don’t tell the other guy that

  104. Max says:
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    Have Beltran and Khris Davis on my bench. Hosmer and Singleton are FA’s. Pickup either or both? If only one drop Beltrn or Davis? Thanks

    • Max says:
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      @Max: Sorry meant to say I have Alexi on the bench. Davis is at utlity and Andrus is my starting SS

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Max: Singleton for Beltran

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beltran for Hosmer

  105. Uncrate says:
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    Start/sit Stroman tonight against Yanks?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting him

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Uncrate: Start him up

  106. papamurf says:
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    Sat Dee for the first time since April against a lefthand SP for Rutledge since my team needs power more than speed.

    Should be Costanza Smurf.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @papamurf: I’m disturbed, I’m depressed, I’m inadequate…I got it all!!

  107. Grubbs says:
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    Bogaerts or Brandon Crawford ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bogey

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Grubbs: X Man

  108. Spring Blake says:
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    Rather have Shae Simmons or Bastardo? Pts league with holds/svs

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Spring Blake: Also, Heaney against the Mets or Gausman @ Tampa. Have both, thinking of watching Heaney’s first from the sidelines though. Gausman should annihilate the Rays after the way he looked against OAK/TOR

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      leaning Gausman

      Bastardo

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Mike: Ramirez over both?

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Mike: Sounds good! Thanks!

  109. ERad says:
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    Just a shout out to Grey for the Adam Jones ranking – with all the other shizz in the first round, Jones is just truckin’ along. Thanks for the great work guys!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ERad: The King Ad-Rock, that is my name, and I know the fly spot where they got the champagne

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @Mello Yello: so we drove six hours till we hit the spot. The beat was abumpin and the girlys were hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: No problem

  110. The Red Mist says:
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    In a league with no runs scored stat, but batter strikeouts count against me. I’ve been benching Rosario in favor if Salvador Perez since a) Rosario has been yawnstipating this year, b) he strikes out a lot , especially compared to Perez c) there is no C, d) Rosario has had a habit of sitting out like 2-3 days a week, hurting his production potential.

    Am I crazy here? Or is this a smart move?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not crazy

  111. Chicagifornia says:
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    Drop Balfour for Belisario? I have no idea what to do with him, and doubt I could trade him for much, if at all.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  112. ebudz says:
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    Who sits?

    (82) Hosmer @ DET (Scherzer)
    (99) Singleton @ WAS (Roark)
    (116) A. Gordon @ DET (Scherzer)
    (173) Polanco vs. CIN (Cueto)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: you were right to trust Hitter T mike, this time. i played polanco over gordon (scherzer at home seemed too good to mess with)

  113. ebudz says:
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    Who sits?

    (82) Hosmer @ DET (Scherzer)
    (99) Singleton @ WAS (Roark)
    (116) A. Gordon @ DET (Scherzer)
    (173) Polanco vs. CIN (Cueto)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: I don’t get it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, the booty had me like hashtag meme, how did I miss that?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            #GreyMissingItHadMeLike

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that an outtake from Gilligan’s Island? That looks like the Skipper’s hut in the background…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                That gives me a great idea. Razzball Writers need to dress up for Halloween for Razzball Radio. We all need to be from the same TV show. I get to be Gilligan!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Fine, I’m Mary Anne! Wait, you weren’t forcing me to be Mary Anne?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Well, I was gonna give you the option of being Ginger but since she was the one I wanted to schtoop I thought that would be…awkward…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe I’ll be Lovey to play it safe

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      She was the close #2…still awkward.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, you’ve got Cougar love too…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I think it might be an infection. Didn’t have it before I came down to see you. I’ve been googling ‘Annette O’Toole’ since coming back and clicking on the ‘2013’ pics.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Check out Martha Raye… Smoking hot!

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: dibs on Mr. Howell. I can finally use my ascot

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Like you don’t use your ascot otherwise

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I wear when I write with no pants…..and no shirt

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That should be your avatar

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I can almost tuck my beard into my ascot

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope we’re not using euphemisms now…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: nope, literally

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Whew!

  114. chris says:
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    what to do with verlander? about three weeks ago, could of got Heaney for him or tajuan walker or Dylan bundy… I can’t even get Dylan bundy for verlander.. so do I just keep him on my roster or drop him… 10 team keeper league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      10-team league should have options on the wire, but I’d be hesitant to straight drop him

  115. Jon says:
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    ROS pick two from Victorino, Arcia, Odor and Beckham? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia, Odor

  116. jaw says:
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    drop mesoraco for wilin? 12 team 5×5 h2h

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  117. chardball says:
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    13 person 5×5 Got Romo, Papelbon, Britton and Allen closing. Offered – Romo or Papelbon for Braun? seems like a no-brainer (I hold Cargo, Melky and blech in the OF)? Which?

    Wait and see on Klueber? Holding on despite all of the rookie flavors of the month.

    Thx.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @chardball: Yes that’s a no brainer, and if somehow it would be Papelbon, even better.

      Hold Kluber

      • Chardball says:
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        @Mello Yello: no concern on romo?

        Also have Austin Jackson – bout ready to give up on him – need some steals and will try to vulture a few on the waiver wire. Got kris davis, Dickerson and melky. Rajai might be a good spot start. You hold Austin?

  118. Wudaben says:
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    H2H Points League. Which 2 SP for ROS… Morton, Gausman, Arrieta, M Gonzalez, Holland, Danks, bleh….

    Would you trade Bautista & KRod for Trout? My OF is Stanton, Bautista, Willingham & Harper. My other closer is Cishek (can only start 1).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gausman, Arrieta

      Yes to Trout

  119. bro jackson says:
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    Braun and Donaldson or Tanaka, Abreu and Betances?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Braun side unless you’re pitching needy…that’s a big trade

      • bro jackson says:
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        @Mike: I have tanaka, Cobb, Bailey, kluber, shark and gausman with betances , w. Davis, mencolon, c. Allen and benoit.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          you’ve got the arms to absorb the loss of Tanaka…I’d go for it

  120. kj says:
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    Grey-

    drop bauer OR yoga for Heaney?

    thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kj: Bauer

  121. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Seager or Zimmermann ROS?
    Thanks

  122. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    I have Harper, Cargo and Arenado all injured and only two DL spots. I suppose I could eat a bench spot for a couple weeks but I’d rather use it on a pitcher (e.g., Duffy or Wood). Is Arenado cuttable if I already have Machado, V-Mart and Chisenhall at the 3B, 1B/3B and Utility positions. 10-team H2H Keeper League and my keepers are already set for next year. Thanks Mike and/or Grey+.

  123. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Only thing i know about Rosario is that he has had 2 good seasons before this..my question is is he a better 2nd half hitter or are his stats spread out evenly throughout the year?

  124. simon says:
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    do we think alex guerro takes over dee gordon’s job? if so, when?

    i ask because i own aaron hill, am sick of it, need steals.

    would you deal alex gordon or ozuna or cj wilson or bryce harper (prob a deft no i know) to get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @simon: Not unless Gordon gets hurt…Ozuna or Wilson

  125. Henry says:
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    I offered Uehara for Gerrit Cole and he countered with my Doolittle for Ian Kennedy. Take it? I have too many closers.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Henry: Doolittle for Cole.

  126. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Who gets the cut to activate Gio? T. Walker, Eovaldi, Heaney or Ventura?

    2. BENCH 2 for tomorrow –

    (42) Springer @WAS facing G. Gonzalez (Lefty)
    (47) Moss @Home facing Tepesh
    (49) Polanco @Home facing Simon
    (112) Rizzo @MIA facing Eovaldi
    (120) Rios @OAK facing Gray
    (157) Choo @OAK facing Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Eovaldi… Choo, Rios

  127. SMLV1 says:
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    Also, for today START 1 –

    (173) Polanco @Home facing Cueto
    (201) Moss @Home facing Darvish
    (282) Choo @OAK facing Milone (Lefty)

  128. Oppo Taco says:
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    What’s the play today with Phil Hughes? @BOS
    SON hates it and his career era in those al east band boxes is horrid. But he’s pitched so well and exercised demons in Yankee stadium earlier this year. Start or sit? Thanks

    Also anyone playin in a yahoo league where jimmy Nelson isn’t an option? We have tons of N/A minor league players where it’s a keeper but he’s
    Not in our pool yet.

    • Al koholic says:
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      @Oppo Taco: nelson is listed in my yahoo league

  129. K. Loggins says:
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    Would you trade Choo for Latos? Kinda weak on pitching, and the rest of my OF is Rios, Springer, Ozuna, Marte, Polanco, and Hunter

  130. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hello and good day!

    Can I get your fine gentlemen’s take on JJ Hardy? He recently became available in my 14 team weekly H2H points league. We start a MI. I have A.Hill, Segura, and Owings manning there respective positions. I’m not a big fan of bench bats but, was considering dropping a pitcher for him. Or should I drop Owings? ? What say you?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner:5th OF. Stheth or EYJ? …..yeah, I know, it gets ugly.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Young

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Duffy, Bauer, Anderson or alveraz ROS? I realize none of them are too exciting so here’s a YouTube link

    http://youtu.be/_a5Mvw0j1rY

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Would you rank alveraz ahead of gallardo ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  132. Trymore says:
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    Singleton and Cobb for Heaney and Rizzo?

  133. Paz says:
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    Bautista or Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paz: Bautista

  134. Spammer Jay says:
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    It’s time to play who’s who’s!

    Player 1: BA: 292 R: 33 HR: 5 RBI: 37 SB: 5

    Player 2: BA: 326 R: 33 HR: 3 RBI: 37 SB: 5

    One of these is an elite second baseman formerly from NY. And the other is a short stop in the AL West that was un-drafted in most leagues.

    • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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      Aybar and cano

  135. Jack says:
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    Who all should I start today?
    Greinke vs COL
    Tomlin vs LAA
    Niese vs @STL
    Elias vs SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them in some leagues

  136. As we close in on the half way point I look at my team and relish at the fact that I carried David Wright, John Segura, Joey Votto, Matt Kemp and Robbie Cano and was smart enough to draft Justin Verlander, Mark Trumbo, James Paxton, Michael Pineda, Matt Wieters, and Ivan Nova..

    You figure good players like these might have you in first place, right, well I am in 1st, but not cause of anything these guys have done, well Cano hasn’t been awful..

    I am in first cause, I drafted Michael Brantley, Billy Hamilton, Mashiro Tanaka, Dee Gordon, Yordano Ventura, Khris Davis and Christian Yelich..

    Go figure..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t forget, and held onto Dylan Bundy…

  137. Jack says:
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    Realistic guess on when we see Taijuan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next week

  138. Awesome Auger says:
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    Who do you like more for both ROS and 2015… Donaldson and Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  139. cubsin2020 says:
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    What is with the Amazon ads? Some days everything I click on goes to an Amazon ad. Also, I was looking at some old Razzball (nohomo) and Grey and Jay’s avi’s were a woman in a black and white shirt. It really looked like my mom. I got questions!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @Grey: that was my reaction.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see what you’re seeing…

          • cubsin2020 says:
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            @cubsin2020: @cubsin2020: @Grey:The Amazon ad thing happens so often, I don’t see how it could only be me. I try to click on “Please blog” or the header or tools and it goes to Amazon. I’ll check again on the avi thing. It really looked like my mom.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t see your mom…

            • Miz says:
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              @cubsin2020: Amazon thing happens to me allll the time!!! I feel your pain

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @Grey: I was looking at old posts on Marisnick. When I got to the comments, there she/you/Jay were.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you talking about Rudy?

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @Grey: If its my mom, just tell me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish it were

          • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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            My cats breath smells like cat food

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d see a vet for that

              • cubsin2020 says:
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                @Grey: @Grey: July 23 2013 podcast. In the comments

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is where your mom is?

          • cubsin2020 says:
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            @Grey: July 23, 2013. In the comments. I’m not letting this go until you look.

  140. Dom says:
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    10 team, AL Only, 4×4 roto, auction keeper league:

    I just traded my Lorenzo Cain and Glenn Perkins (both final year of contract)
    for his Jose Bautista (final year) and Alex Cobb ($16 with one year left on his contract)

    It seems like a great trade for me, what am I missing? I needed SP, still have 2 closers, and get the power. I lose some speed, but think everything else balances it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  141. Andrew says:
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    Best stream?

    Cumpton home vs Reds (-$2)
    Stults at Mariners (-$1)
    Danks home vs Giants ($4.5)
    Tomline home vs Angels ($4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Danks

  142. Henry says:
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    Ros frieri or Britton?

    Thanks! Have a nice day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  143. Grubbs says:
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    Thinking about dropping either Calhoun or Desmond Jennings to pick up Gausman. Are either/both of those guys worth holding onto or should I go for it? If I should go for it, which should I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Calhoun

  144. Chicken Dinner says:
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    One more…..Cobb or Fister? Wins are 10 points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  145. b10 says:
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    Head 2 Head 16 team points, exploring options to fix my catcher hole (Ramos, D Navarro)

    Found a guy with Posey and Gattis usually plays Gatts in OF, interested in an RP/SP upgrade.

    What should I offer:

    SP: Bailey, Ryu, Kluber, smyly, peralta, gausman, heaney, arrietia, gausman
    RP: Mejia, Bastardo, Farq, Frieri, familia

    Was thinking some combination of Frieri/mejia/familia and Smyly/Peralta. Could maybe throw in an OF too (Davis/Grandy/Arcia/Trout are my OFs)

    What do you think some good offers are, what’s the most you would offer for Gatty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia/Peralta for Gattis? Frieri and Smyly?

      • b10 says:
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        @Grey: Word, thanks Grey!

  146. Joe says:
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    Who would you rather ROS: Garett Richards or James Shields? The former has been much better in the past 30 months, but I worry about fatigue or an innings limit down the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields

  147. Bob Loblaw, esq says:
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    Drop Alex wood or gausman for stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Bob Loblaw, esq says:
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        @Grey: muchas thankias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  148. McGaffer12 says:
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    Trade help-

    I have both Pedroia and Altuve and want to move for Pedroia for some pitching help.

    Not much of a market for the no speed/no power second sacker

    Best I could get would be Archer or Kuechel
    Which should I target?

    thnx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than those two

  149. Cheese says:
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    Alex Wood or Singleton? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton, sure

  150. Spyre says:
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    eovaldi, skaggs, t.walker, bauer, heaney, porcello

    I need to drop two, who gets cut?

    • Spyre says:
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      @Spyre: whoops, add wheeler to that list

      my staff is such a mess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Wheeler

  151. Brendan says:
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    Start or sit Matt Cain @CWS today? CWS batters have gone .222/.391/.466 against Cain in 36 career AB but Cain has been terrible this season. Opponents are batting .125 in Cain’s last 3 outings, but he walked 5 guys last time out and CWS batters have 10 BB and 9 K against Cain so that worries me, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  152. The Man Inside Me says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the Heaney advice, picked him up as a 27th round keeper for next year in one league.

    In a different league, 14-team roto non-keeper 6×6 (OBP, QS) with very limited moves

    1) How do you rank theses OF for the ROY: Aoki, Span, James Jones, or Eric Young Jr?

    2) How do you rank these SP for the ROY: Bailey, Beckett, Fister, Stroman, and Cole?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Span, Jones 2) Bailey, Cole

      • The Man Inside Me says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey.

        1) after Span and Jones, who would be your 3rd choice: Aoki or Eric Young Jr?

        2) after Bailey and Cole, who would be your 3rd and 4th choice: Beckett, Fister, Stroman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aoki…fister

  153. ERad says:
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    Starting Ventura today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am….Form a prayer hexagon with me

      • Boomer19 says:
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        I’m in. At least we have a triangle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is it your hands that are sweaty or is it mine?

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey:

            I feel strangely confident all of a sudden

            I think it moved

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              To the side or up? Better not to answer

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey:

        Let us join hands

        • Abdoozy says:
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          @ERad: Make it a pentagon…

  154. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    drop bauer for gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  155. Max says:
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    Singelton or Ozuna ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, coin flip

  156. Hans says:
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    Drop wilson for roark or heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh…Can go Heaney if you like and the league is shallow enough

  157. Five-On-One says:
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    Need an OF. Can you rank your top couple of choices of the following for the next couple of weeks: Calhoun, Soriano, Venable, JJones, Carter, Marisnick? Thank you. It would make me a bit queasy to pick up Venable or Soriano, so I’m hoping you don’t advise picking them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick, Jones

  158. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    Was just able to get Mike Minor straight up for Heaney. Is that buying low on Minor, or selling high on Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  159. whampwhamp says:
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    @ Grey

    Homer Bailey for Matt Carpenter ?

    My Team is Currently

    C: Montero
    1B: Au Shizz
    2B: Brett Lawrie
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Tulo
    OF: Rios
    OF: Hamilton
    OF: Gardner
    UTIL: Pujols
    Bench Beltran
    Pitchers: Sale, Scherzer, Kazmir, Bailey, Klueber, Wheeler, Eovaldi, Dickey, Arrietta and Gee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey side

      • whampwhamp says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry the team getting bailey wins? thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  160. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Bumgarner polanco and Trumbo too much for Adam jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: I can do this deal, or andrus and Polanco for Desmond. Which do you like better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First one

          • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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            @Grey: thank you sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, friend

  161. frankgrimes says:
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    drop my only bench bat dom brown for Heaney or walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  162. Abdoozy says:
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    Grey, thanks for the suggestion two weeks ago regarding trading Freeman for Adam Jones when Abreu came off the DL. Best trade I’ve made all year.

    Come to think of it, I’m not sure it was you, maybe it was actually The Guru, but since I get all kinds of other advice from you, you might as well be the goodwill proxy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  163. GREAT NEWS:..Michael Brantley in the starting lineup tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, way to jinx him

  164. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got offered Andrus for my Archie Bradley and arenado in a keeper.

    Bad deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that could easily be arenado over andrus by himself.

  165. blindnuts says:
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    Goldy for Rizzo and Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  166. Jason E. says:
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    Is it wrong to be scared to start Tanaka tonight against the Jays in NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jason E.: Not wrong…you still have to start him

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Jason E.: Come onnnn, this guy has been lights out all year. In his first start he gave up a leadoff homer and everyone thought “uh oh”, but ehn he went on and shut them down. The guys got balls, he’s a stud, and you need to show some too! Tanaka could pitch every other game at Coors and still be better than most pitchers.

  167. Mike says:
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    Would u trade longoria,Morse,and Beckett for Miguel Cabrera???
    Thx!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. ashtray says:
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    Send Homer Bailey/Jered Weaver for Ryan Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  169. Swfcdan says:
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    No mention of Verlander, has he really gone downhill that quickly already that you are expecting this now? I dealt him in a deal for Price early on, could see his mechanics were off and boyyyy am I glad I did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the post

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Forget what I just said, must be down to watching too much of the World cup lately.

  170. Mello Yello says:
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    The Kolten Wong leash is down to one game for me. Let’s go baby!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  171. Game of Throws says:
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    verlander/josh hamilton/altuve
    for
    cano/billy hamilton

    which side you like?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  172. Sal says:
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    Andrew Heaney is on waivers in my league, who would you drop to pick him up Bauer Porcello or McHugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  173. Sal says:
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    Andrew Heaney is on waivers in my league, who would you drop to pick him up Bauer Stroman or McHugh

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Sal: Bauer unless your league doesn’t count WHIP, and because you’re on Earth, it probably does…

  174. Swfcdan says:
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    Pickup Duffy, Erv, Quintana, Danks, Garza, Porcello or Hutchison over Pomeranz? Got roofied by his shellacking last night.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Swfcdan: Or just stream the spot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: If Duffy takes the Tigers to school, he’s going to become a must-add (at least for the moment)…just saying

  175. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Kelly Johnson, Ackley or Brad Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  176. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    Can you please rank ros
    Beckham
    B miller
    Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons, Beckham

  177. Victor says:
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    Jesus Montero just hit one out the park. Very early. I know. But can The Lord Jesus perform a miracle and buy himself some playing time in Seattle?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Victor: Lofty nickname for a shitty player. Did you dub him that?

      • Victor says:
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        @Cram It: Even Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Why can’t The Lord Jesus Montero follow in his footsteps? Just say in’…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Victor: He can. But he can’t be Lord Jesus until he does so. Otherwise, every shitty player named Jesus can be call The Lord Jesus. Kinda loses its effect!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Cram It: it’s kinda the point all those latina mothers are hoping to make.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possibly

  178. John says:
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    Got Harper and Eovaldi for his Rios deal out on table right now but he wont click yes or no and its killing me.
    Should I offer T walker and Harper to see if that makes a diff?
    Cancel it all-together?
    Or just wait it out?

    • Cram It says:
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      @John: Might as well wait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Walker

  179. BDubs says:
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    Catchers are the worst. I’m stuck with Pierzynski, and it feels dirty. Him or Russell Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @BDubs: Pick up Zunino…it’s not like Irish Spring clean you prob want…more like Zest…which isn’t horrible

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Mello Yello: if zunino was available i’m sure he would’ve said so. i have a 16 teamer where i have pierzyn and martin is also open, but not zunino.

  180. John says:
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    Gice Eovaldi and Lackey for shields? Makes room for Cole come off DL and Walker to come off NA soon

    • John says:
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      @John: *Give

      • John says:
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        @John: Or another combo lackey and walker or eovaldi for Fister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        He’s like an older version of Snyder at this point. Poor Rangers fans…

  181. Swfcdan says:
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    Shark for Craig? Need an SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  182. booya says:
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    Votto and R Zimmerman or Donaldson?

    Rollins, Asdrubal, Villar, Owings or Rollins?

    Thanks

  183. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    koufax , score , heaney
    are they ranked correctly ? …. (for now) .

    i’m setting the o/u @ 10 +1/2
    heaney’s K’s vs the mets .
    and you’re choosing which side ?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @costaricanchata: Ohhh PLEASE go over! That would be tremendous!…unlikely, but tremendous! (I have 7…I know you asked Grey, but bare in mind I’ve been sequestered in a South Florida for two weeks waiting for this…

      Haha…his name was Herb

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mello Yello: a South Florida bunker I meant to say…which is fairly accurate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Under… I’d put Heaney in from of Koufax if we’re ranking for this year

  184. smegma says:
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    Pomeranz to the DL with a broken non-throwing hand – no timetable.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @smegma: Ouch face

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  185. simon says:
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    in a keeper league. minimum keepers= $10

    rizzo ($11) choo ($11) Harvey ($10) for cargo, kershaw, altuve. these three are all too expensive to keep but in win now mode

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  186. booya says:
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    Votto and R Zimmerman or Donaldson?

    Rollins, Asdrubal, Villar, Owings or Rollins?

    Rank for ROS: Volquez, Porcello, J De la Rosa, Miley, Chen

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto, it’s fair…Asdrubal…Porcello

  187. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    gotta bench one of these today. probably could use steals and RBI’s the most
    rios @ Milone (just read how good he is at lefties)
    pujols @ Tomlin
    springer @ Roark
    Gordon @ Scherzer
    polanco vs Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  188. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i like how there’s no explanation as to when pomeranz broke his hand. was it during the start that he sucked in? maybe he punched something after he left the game.

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    gausman or arrieta to replace pomeranz? limited moves so can’t just stream them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  190. henncoop says:
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    Finally climbed out of last in a 12 team 5X5 roto league with daily lineups,
    Currently available in the OF are: Arcia, Lake, Joyce, Either, D Peralta, Kiermaier, DeJesus, Cowgill & Gentry.
    1. My hitting seems solid enough but is there any room for improvement with possible drops for any of the above being: BJ Upton (recent add on about 10 days ago), Cain, Harrison, & Carter, (last 2 sharing corner spot & utility at times with LaRouche & playing some OF).

    2. Also recently added Rutledge but some concern with playing time …Odor is available but I’d like to watch Rutledge a few days yet esp going back home in 2 days. Keep Rutledge or grab Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake, Arcia and Ethier over Upton, Harrison and Carter 2. Odor

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Since they are all on waivers (incl Odor) , who should I try to get 1st? 2nd?
        Dropping who 1st, 2nd?

        Should Pomeranz be dropped in most leagues with the hand fracture??

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Pomeranz…Arcia, Lake, Odor…

  191. Nightpandas says:
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    Pomeranz replacement in a 15 team league with 12 moves left

    Worley
    Meyer (could go to the maybe keep pile)
    Colon Blow
    Duffy
    Skaggs (out till next week)

    Or trade a pick for Eovaldi or Peralta

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: 11 keepers, QS and K/9 league

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Nightpandas: wow, mine 2 questions above is 14 teamer. you are in a better league than me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  192. smegma says:
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    Trade JUpton/Cano for Puig/Kipnis? non-keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    All I saw of Verlander was the HR Infante hit off him on Sportscenter. Even to my untrained eye he looks horrible.

    Big and fat and up in the zone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been like that for about a month now… He’ll be on the DL soon…

  194. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    2 danny santana questions.
    1 20 teamer keep up to 25 players per year. owner has been banging the door down about getting my g.cecchini. new offer is his danny santana/1st round pick, for my cecchini and 3rd round pick. apprehensive here since cecchini is a high ranking prospect (beltre is old and i need a good future 3B more than 2B or SS, having andrus/gyorko/beckham). santana was not a high ranking prospect according to anyone. thinking hold. OPS league.
    2. 10 teamer where i have rutledge with wong. total bases here. is santana over rutledge/harrison/la stella? i’m thinking so due to the steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Sure

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: in #2, not to mention that rutledge/harrison’s playing time isn’t set anywhere in stone. who’s taking santana’s, florimon?! haha

  195. DomMattingly says:
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    Drop broken handed Pom for Gausman? Drop Chavez for Elias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Gausman…Hold Chavez

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @DomMattingly: go look at most of elias’s last 5 or 6 games.

  196. DomMattingly says:
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    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  197. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    brantley not starting tonight .
    cust .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  198. J-FOH says:
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    Elias redeems me for Ross yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not nearly good enough

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: these days I’m happy with anyone who can give me a win, now I have 32 on the year

  199. nick the dick says:
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    Eovaldi or gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  200. goodfold2 says:
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    any idea why leonys is out 2 days in a row? choo’s still in and he’s been much worse for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  201. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points

    My pence, Mauer, Craig, and archer for
    Greinke, posey, Napoli and carpenter.

    Other Guys on my squad at relevant spots are Alex Gordon, Brantley, Polanco, singleton, cano, Reyes, Dickerson, bogaerts, Alvarez, hardy.
    Hamels, g cole, Garrett Richards, Beckett.

    Thanks!

    • Sange76 says:
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      @Sange76:

      Oh and Heaney now, of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke side

  202. SteveNZ says:
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    Pomeranz broke his hand punching a chair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  203. Dusty Baker says:
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    5×5 NL Only Roto ———— Just offered this trade————-I give Alfredo Simon—————————-I get Ryan Zimmerman ———– I would have to drop Espinosa, and move LaStella to MI, and place Zimmerman in the UTL spot — and pick up a Pitcher of the waiver wire –in which I have the 4th pick this week — I am looking at picking up either – DeSclanfaani , Hahn, Bastardo , or Aj Ramos —T Woods, and Arrietta are available, but I try to avoid Cub pitchers, especially as we are in the midst of trade season in MLB ——– Haeney isnt available until next week in our league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Zimmerman

      • Dusty Baker says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the reply– I will need to pick up a pitcher off waivers- heres my list, please rank for ROS- thanks again –
        DeSclafani
        Hahn
        Bastardo
        Volquez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bastardo, Hahn

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    Started Heyward instead of Springer. Don’t need to tell you what that means.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has Springer gone deep already?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah – he has singled though. Heyward is one of the top OFs on the Tron today though, which is why I’ve started him. That, and Springer was wretched last week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… I have Heyward and not Springer, so I’m good with that…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Of course I could have played Gardner over Heyward or J-Up…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Of course…

  205. agarthered says:
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    Keep 2: Singleton, Fowler, Beltran.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Beltran

  206. Dusty Baker says:
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    thanks for the reply– I will need to pick up a pitcher off waivers- heres my list, please rank for ROS- thanks again –
    DeSclafani
    Hahn
    Bastardo
    Volquez

  207. costaricanchata says:
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    i thought that baseball was trying to “change it’s image” .
    why , then , are they showing ads of paint drying ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  208. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, i benched gordon and now scherzer thinks he’s verlander. yuk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crapballs

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for saving my team again Grey! Your advice to not do the Cano / Scherzer deal looks like its right on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  209. Catcher question, I know you know i know, but anywho..I have Yani Gomes in the CBS H2H weekly points league…Gomes is not doing anything lately except K, including his first time up tonight and K is -1, for us..

    any of these guys worth a shot, or will Gomes start to hit the minute I cut him..cheers

    M. Zunino C
    T. d’Arnaud C
    D. Navarro C
    D. Norris C
    K. Suzuki C
    J. Jaso C
    F. Cervelli C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  210. J-FOH says:
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    started Max in FCL an on DraftKings. FMMFFFFFFFFFFFFFFBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • @J-FOH: I guess Max does not want a big contract..Maybe he can go shopping with Verlander!

  211. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Experiencing a bit of Scherzerfreude as his owner in my league was running smack that Max was gonna shut down the Royals. Not. So. Much.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: 50 pitches so far in the second inning alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  212. Mello Yello says:
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    Holy Scherzer!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: I don’t think i’ve ever 50 pitches thrown by a pitcher in one inning, and I’ve been watching baseball since.. well, the first pitcher I can remember seeing was Robin Roberts. Or maybe Whitey Ford.

        Wonder if the extended break was a factor in Yordano looking shaky?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could’ve been… Or just too comfortable with the big lead

          • Abdoozy says:
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            @Grey: Much cleaner 3rd..

            BTW: No way that ball Moose booted was a hit. Sometimes I wonder if they qualify scorers by measuring things like “obvious home cooking”.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  213. Abdoozy says:
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    We need to tighten up that Yordano prayer circle, guys…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Abdoozy: Got A K and DP to end the inning…I never thought I would say this, but please don’t pitch to Max Scherzer’s level

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Mello Yello: Pitching to Max’s 1st or 3rd inning level would be OK.

  214. Abdoozy says:
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    CHISENHOMER!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Abdoozy: 14 more and Guru has to eat his turban! (his words, not me)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Abdoozy: Dah, I pulled him out of my DK lineup

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    keuchel’s first bad start this year. only hurts me in around 5 leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  216. SteveNZ says:
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    Can someone explain to me why the Marlins pitcher wouldn’t just leave his bat on his shoulder in that situation, rather than invite the possibility of a GIDP?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: As Furcal singles in a couple…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question

  217. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Phil Hughes has some strange splits this season. Right-handed hitters have a .329/.337/.479 triple slash against him, while lefties have a .175/.213/.298 line. Crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is weird

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Big Magoo: probably similar to soon to be loogy smyly

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    A pretty frustrating day for the Pujols/Stanton owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols had a nice few so I’m overlooking

  219. danny almonte says:
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    problems under the hood for mad max? or just a rough stretch & he’ll be fine ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be fine

  220. Rondelio says:
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    Should I add Billy Butler for Ozuna, Dickerson, Wade Davis, Melky, Matt Adams?
    Also add Andrew Heaney for any of them?
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney for Dickerson…

  221. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Better pick up McGee or Ramirez in Chicago?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  222. Abdoozy says:
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    And Yordano gets another extended time out.. 39 pitches for Detroit in the 5th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… It’s not great

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: And he walks Miggy with the bases loaded.. and here comes VMart..

        That prayer circle is about to become a group hug

        • Abdoozy says:
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          @Abdoozy: And he gets out of it with a wild pitch.. Rook breaks for the plate and is nailed by Perez at 3rd. Welcome to the big leagues son.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Whew

  223. Cash 4 Goldschmidt says:
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    Trade my Samardzija/Perkins for his Anibal Sanchez/Lee/Prado?

    12 team keeper
    R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP
    SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9, BB/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  224. Scott says:
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    Drop Bauer for any of these? If more than one please list.
    Koehler, Workman, Tomlin, Locke, Wheeler, Estrada.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Scott says:
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        Would you drop Bauer or one or more of these listed?

        • Scott says:
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          * for one or more of thes listed.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No

            • Scott says:
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              Ok how about dropping Bauer for Heaney?

              • Jason says:
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                @Scott: In a blue second. Run, don’t walk.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sure

  225. Chris r says:
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    Late in the day to be posting, hope someone’s still reading.

    I got a lowball offer this morning of lincecum for heaney, I hit no and tried to find out if they want to get rid of lincecum or buy heaney. He wants heaney

    5×5 12 team deep bench

    Best counter I could get: Wilin Rosario for Heaney

    Currently have Mesorasco at C (had montero for awhile switched today)

    Pitching staff: Teheran, Fister, Burnett, Loshe, Keuchel, Beckett, Stroman, Wheeler Gausman Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  226. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Scooter Gennett with a rare start against a lefty. The end is nigh Rickie Weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: I spoke to soon. Bolsinger starting for the D’backs. ESPN had it still listed as Miley.

  227. JoeG414 says:
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    Marisnick, Calhoun or Choice as an extra bat? Mixed daily 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  228. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Mike Trout is going ham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  229. simon says:
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    still buying scherzer right? i dont have him but cant think of a better time to buy if i can. i bet he;d take lester/ozuna which would be a steal right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Scherzer

  230. Mello Yello says:
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    Stroman threw up a Bauer today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  231. Mike says:
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    Which of these pitchers would you be ok offering along with an average hitter for price?

    Bailey, iwakuma, shields, anibal, lee

    Or is the above staff good enough that I shouldn’t pursue price?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee

  232. Night pandas says:
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    Shoemaker or Skaggs ROS?

    Pitching is deep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  233. SteveNZ says:
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    Could do with a Pirate rally here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could do with the Astros not rallying anymore

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And here’s Grilli to ruin everything.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Win it for Grilli!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch, you called that one…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nah – commented after he gave up the dinger. Stupid Pirates should have taken the lead in the bottom of the 8th.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah

  234. Mike says:
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    Gennet or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  235. goodfold2 says:
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    STOP PUTTING IN FRIERI IN NON SAVE SITS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  236. goodfold2 says:
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    NOW wong steals! dammit. benched him.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: matheny is a twit, if he wanted wong to hit against lefties (and really, it’s not like ellis is doing anything better than wong would against lefties anyway, the point of a platoon is to put in a guy who can hit lefties while taking out a guy who can’t, not just the 2nd part) why not START HIM!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  237. Kid A says:
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    I think I’ve had my fill of “What the Fuck?!?!” moments for the season.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I can honestly say I miss the drugs…..the one’s they take, not mine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: they should give some out at the games, since they’re ruining the game without allowing the players to take them. it’s like the amount of oral sex in a relationship, there HAS to be a certain amount (not a ratio from partner to partner, just a total minimum amount)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: such ominous ellipses *DOT* *DOT* *DOT*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NO!!!

  238. The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Drop David peralta for jake marsinick? 12 tm NL only..

    • The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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      Or would you rather drop maybin? He’s been blah this year.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  239. Mello Yello says:
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    Zach Britton: 6 pitches, 3 ground ball outs…easy game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  240. ferris says:
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    Start eovaldi at home vs cubs?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ferris: Crayola Canyon baby, of course

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  241. MB says:
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    Drop Dallas K for Niese?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @MB: I think he’s deserving of a couple more starts before we go crazy here

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mello Yello: keuchel is probably still a top 7 pitcher since start of may.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  242. Chris r says:
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    new heaney offer I’d love a take on.

    I send Heaney and Zach Britton, he sends Nolan Arenado

    Arenado is elgible as a keeper next year for no cost (we keep 2) 5×5 12 team

    I have David Wright at 3B, matt adams/singleton at IF flex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Arenado

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, after i attempt to waiver danny santana in a few days dropping rutledge, i’ll have 2 pickups for week. original plan was to keep stroman for his sunday start @ CIN. i also could keep Milone for his sunday vs BOS. Arrieta @MIA is one of the pickups. How does Stroman’s start rank vs these now
    Hutchison (will gauge which of him or morton is better from how NYY hit for week before thurs) @NYY
    morton @ CUBS
    stroman @CIN
    milone vs BOS.
    1. keep milone or stroman (other gets dropped for arrieta and one of morton/hutchison)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Milone

  244. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Lonnie C over Willingham ROS at UTIL?
    5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  245. Rondelio says:
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    What do I throw on Heaney FAAB of $100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea with information you’re providing

  246. Mike says:
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    Who wins

    Gio, Andrus, k Davis

    For

    Brantley arenado ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  247. Rondelio says:
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    Should I add Betances for Ozuna ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  248. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Time to drop Segura for:
    Santana
    Alcides
    Aybar

    Or drop Willingham for one of them and bench him? Have Lonnie at DH platooning Alvarez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham for Alcides

  249. the pillar & the stones says:
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    How would you rank at 3B ROS?
    Arenado
    Frazier
    Pedro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Pedro

  250. Free Max B says:
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    Soo I just counter offered a trade without thinking, it got accepted, and now I’m pretty conflicted. 12 Team H2H yahoo keeper league (four keepers can be kept for two consecutive years), OPS, QS included.

    I gave up Rizzo: (10th rd), Myers (5th), Porcello (22nd) and Dickey (waiver).

    For: Kinsler (kept), Belt (waiver), Cliff Lee (kept), and Rafael Soriano (12th).

    My only 2B is La Stella, and the rest of my team is:

    C – Lucroy
    1st – Goldy
    2nd – La Stella
    SS- Andrus
    3rd – Longo
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Hamilton
    OF- Beltran
    Util – Rizzo
    Util – K Davis
    BN – Dickerson
    DL- CarGo
    DL- Myers

    Pitchers- Cobb, Zimmermann, Hughes, Dickey, Porcello, Heaney, Pomeranz, Cain, Fister, T Walker, Doolittle, Grilli, Rondon.

    I can ask my commish to veto or have everyone vote against (we allow trade remorse). Should I let it pass? Or throw it out now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let it pass

      • Free Max B says:
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        @Grey: would Rizzo, Beltran, Hamilton, Dickey, Porcello

        For

        Shields, Lee, Soriano, Kinsler, Belt

        Be just as bad? Thanks Grey!

        • Free Max B says:
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