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With games like this, who needs healthy elbows?  Certainly not Chris Sale.   Four score and two dozen ‘and that’s me quoting me’s ago, I posted our AL-Only team.  I went on about what a shambles the pitching staff was and how our only bat was Evan Longoria.  Sure, we had high hopes for Brad Peacock, but our starters were cheap tequila bad.  The more you looked at them, the worse The Gas Face you got.  All we had was Jake Peavy and Chris Sale.  ZOINKS!!! (Caps and teenaged-girl punctuation not for emphasis, but because my keyboard is sticky.)  And now that team is in first (with a .237 average — ha!).  You won’t find this non-advice from many fantasy baseball ‘perts, but no one really knows anything, as William Goldman will tell you about Hollywood.  We can guide you in the right direction, but players need to play the games.  Just because Longoria had a low BABIP last year, it doesn’t stop him from getting injured and just because a little pitcher that I loved in the preseason named Chris Sale seemed like a great late round bargain, he still needed to pitch.  And, Chef Boyardee, is this guy pitching well in our national pastatime.  There is a caveat though, prematurely bald men and four foxy ladies.  (Speaking of which, one of our four girl readers is beating all of y’all in the master standings.)  In the preseason Chris Sale sleeper post, I say he’s going to get around 125 innings this year.  Succinctly, this is still true.  More succinctly, ‘is ’till ‘rue.  Most succinctly, it true.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Believe what you want, but I was going to highlight him this Friday for a Buy.  You don’t go from having as much potential as him to nothing overnight.  Lincecum, “That’s what I keep telling people!”

Lonnie ChisenhallJack Hannahan handled pythons, tigers, Black Widow spiders, but, in the end, it was a calf that got him.  No bull.  So… Heeeeeeeere’s Lonnie!  Shore, Lonnie’s lost the Sweetheart tag, but he’s still in a good Situation.  In Triple-A this year, Chisenhall had a .321 average with 4 homers in 27 games.  Here’s what I said about him this preseason, “Lonnie Chisenhall was called up in the middle of last season, like a firefly without a light.  In his first full month, he hit two homers and .217, like a slow torch burning.  In his 2nd month, he didn’t do much better, like a key that could use a little turning.  Seemed like he should’ve been getting somewhere.  Then in September, he hit four homers and .279.  Like a madman laughing at the rain.  If you knew those were Soul Asylum lyrics, pat yourself on the back…with a knife.  Chisenhall’s BABIP during his torrid-for-him month of September was .308.  That’s close to doable for him, but his walk rate was pathetic last year.  In 21 games in August, he didn’t walk once.  His K-rate wasn’t great either.  So .279 seems doable, but highly unlikely.  He looks more like a .250 hitter.  In September, his HR/FB was 16.0%, which is a little high for him, making 4 homers per month on the high side, too.  For 2012, he’s gonna be more of a 3 to 4 homer per month guy…”  And that’s me quoting me!  So best case scenario, homers and average like he’s a Baby Ruth.  In the long term, he’s a .250 guy with power.  It’s good for right now if you’re hurting at corner infidel.  It sure doesn’t hurt that he hit a homer yesterday.  In keepers, I’d pursue with a bit more gusto.  What did one wind say to another wind?  You need more gusto.  Take it, Highlights, it’s yours.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 9th steal.  I’m in a ‘I told you so’ mood while undercutting it with ‘I don’t know anything.’  How about you garden my lawn with your hedging?  Thanks, Random Italicized Voice.  I told you in December about Kipnis (you can Google Kipnis 2012 sleeper to find it, if you want — though that might return the query, “Did you mean Katz’s Deli?”), but I didn’t think he was gonna be this delectable.  Kipnis is no Jewish deli nosh, he’s a meal!  So, could you wrap up my pastrami and DL’d Utley to go?

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4 with a homer.  At least that’s what the box score said, but I couldn’t find a video of the homer.  I’m thinking Hosmer hit a pop up, then Frenchy threw a ball over the fence.

Nate Adcock – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Like how someone invariably picks up the pitcher, Ryan Braun, hopefully not too many picked up Adcock thinking they were grabbing Dickey.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks and a homer, giving me my only moment of joy owning Ryan Zimmerman this year because of the box score confusion.  Zimmertease!

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4 with his 3rd homer.  Wow, Morrison broke on through this year and landed right in the Slumdog Millionaire bathroom.  I gotta think his knee is bothering him.

Juan Carlos Oviedo – Back in the US, but faces an 8 week suspension from MLB for falsifying his identity.  So why isn’t Ryan Zimmerman suspended for appearing good in my eyes?  I want answers!

Ty Wigginton – 3-for-3, 6 RBIs with his 2nd homer in the last 4 games.  He is the definition of a hot schmotato.  With two homers in the last four, he’ll have two more by next Sunday.  Or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario.

Jonathon Papelbon – Lost the save yesterday when the Phillies scored 3 runs in the 9th inning.  Someone mentioned in our forums how this is an area for a glossary term.  I agree.  What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?

Barry Zito – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.21.  Making a bid to be included in the category of completely unsexy veteran pitcher along with Zambrano, Bartolo and Millwood.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4 with a homer. Or as the Eskimos would say, Plouffe courtesy flushed that ball away.

Kila Ka’aihue – Second 1-for-4 with a homer game in his last three games.  Haven’t talked much about The Good Eyein’ Hawaiian.  He hasn’t hit for much average so far in the major leagues.  Or is it ma’ajor leagues?  But with his recent power, he could be a sneaky add in very deep leagues.  Oh, poi!

Austin Jackson – Tigers hope he’s back by Friday.  Shirley, HeRun’s owners that were using a Rogpodge of guys for steals aren’t happy about that.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-3 with his third homer, while batting .243.  Very few people have asked about dropping Peralta, so I’m guessing he’s on more abandoned fantasy teams than any other player.

Freddie Freeman – Out on Monday with vision problems.  Look at that, Heyward, you’re not the only one with promise that can’t go 20/20.

Tommy Hanson – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Hanson with his latest hit, “Mmmflop.”

Matt Adams – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and is hitting .382.  If there’s a reason to not own him, I’m all ears like Alfred E. Neuman.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Solid bounce back start from him, but I still think someone’s gonna dump some Liquid Paper on his stats soon, so this is golden opportunity to still sell him.

Jonathon Lucroy – Out for 4 to 6 weeks with a hand fracture.  Lucroy says the accident happened when he was reaching for a lost sock and his wife dropped a suitcase on his hand.  Is he married to Tawny Kitaen?

James McDonald – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Just give me your password and I’ll pick up McDonald for you.  Don’t worry, I won’t judge you if your password is “Iheartcats.”

Carlos Quentin – 1-for-4 as he was activated and hit cleanup.  I could see taking a flyer on Quentin if you’re hurting for power… Dah!  I can’t work up any more enthusiasm for him, sorry.

Chase Headley – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs as he homered twice.  If you would’ve jumped out of a DeLorean saying you were a time traveler and told me to draft Headley instead of Ryan Zimmerman, I would’ve asked why on earth aren’t you telling me something more worthwhile if you’re time traveling?  What’s the next Facebook?!  Have housing prices bottomed out?  Is the Ren-Faire worth going to?  Give me something!

Everth Cabrera – 1-for-5 with the most unlikely slam and legs.  Either the wind was blowing out or they put in Rock N Jock short fences for this game.

Will Venable – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  So how do these Creepers of the Week work?  Do they continue into the next week?  Are they only one week, but because of the holiday weekend Venable was good into Monday?

Carlos Marmol – Activated from the DL.  Sveum says Marmol will work middle relief for now.  Specifically, he said, “We’re hoping to have games blown by the 6th inning so we don’t even need to figure out a closer.”  So far, so good!  I’d continue to hold Russell.

Alfonso Soriano – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last three games. Here’s a coin flip for you:  Gordon Shumway Soriano or Quentin?  I’d take Alf, at least he’s currently hitting.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-3 with 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  For most leagues, he’s worth owning, but I’m not sure I’d start Mini Donkey until he ponies up some stats.

Felix Doubront – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He might be the first Red Sox starter I’m excited about since Curt Schilling.  So, yes, I’d definitely invest in him as long as you don’t bankrupt the state of Rhode Island to do it.

Dustin Pedroia – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  Doesn’t sound too serious, he’ll just need to wear a cone for a few days so he doesn’t chew on it.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4 with his 9th homer.  The time it took him to go from prospect to producing was almost as long as it took me to spell his name correctly.  Right now, Saltymochachino reminds me of Napoli all of those years that he was on the Angels, optimizing the Ron Popeil School of Catcher Management with “Set it and Forget It” and making excuses for his Mom’s nip slips.  Can we get the Fountains of Wayne on the podcast to do a remake of Stacey’s Mom?  “Napoli’s Mom…Has got it going on…”

Wilin Rosario – Speaking of Ron Popeil’ing your catcher, Wilin now has 7 homers and 17 RBIs.  As a Jewish grandmother would say about your fiancee, you could do worse.

Dexter Fowler – 7-for-9, homer, steal, 5 runs, 3 RBIs.  Wow, Dexter’s killing pitchers lately.  Doode’s like a buck thirty-five soaking wet, and making me wish he had 1st base eligibility.  This year he has 7 homers, 4 steals.  I think at some point those will invert and he’ll end up with more steals than homers, but a 15/20 season from your 5th outfielder ain’t too shabby.  Pick up Fowler, unless you’re chicken.

Ted Lilly – Shutdown with shoulder issues.  Sounds like LA traffic yesterday.

Roy Oswalt – Dodgers supposedly made an offer to Roy.  No word if the offer includes a speaking part in one of Magic Johnson’s theaters (while the movie is playing).

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a homer as he returned to the lineup.  I’m so hoping he goes on one of his crazy homer binges.  That is all.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4 with a slam & legs.  That Is All, Part II:  Obviously That Wasn’t All;  Cruz is on one of his crazy homer binges.

Jered Weaver – Left yesterday’s game with a lower back injury.  Supposedly, he threw it out when Albert accidentally called him Jeff.

Ike Davis – 0-for-3 to lower his average to .167.  I’m being sincere when I say someone really should step in where the Mets doctors are failing and make sure he doesn’t have Valley Fever.  “He doesn’t have a propensity to say ‘Gag me with a spoon.’”  That’s the Mets doctors examining him.

Ronny Cedeno – Has a small calf strain.  Well, dur.  If it was a big calf strain, it would be a cow.

Jon Niese – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Only gave up two hits, unfortch, he gave up 5 walks.  Coming into this game, he had a 1.63 ERA in day games this year due to hitters unable to pick up the ball with his nose shadow.

Vinny Rottino – Homered now in his last two games he started (also on Saturday).  Nothing really to see here, unless your league has a category that rewards players that sound like they’d claim to have once dated Snookie.

  1. Mdgross says:
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    I snatched Lonnie as soon as you grabbed him in F&F. I’m in that desperate demographic that relies on Pedro Alvarez, so with Lonnie I expect a little stability.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mdgross, Nice, hope he works out for both of us…

  2. chata says:
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    “What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?”

    Miss Savesham

    • Chomp Samba says:
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      @chata, “Getting the runs…” Example: “Papelbon suddenly got the runs on the mound last night after the Phillies scored 3 in the top of the 9th to make it 8-4.” Example #2: “Rafael Soriano was in line for the save until he unexpectedly got the runs after a solo jack by A-Rod.” And so on…

    • chata says:
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      miss savesham … noun
      miss saveshamed … verb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, It’s okay, I’ll run it by Rudy…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        am pleased/surprised that you got the reference .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Yeah, but it got beat out below… Keep your head up, chata!

  3. Tim says:
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    Papelbon with the waived save!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim, Not crazy about it…

  4. Adam says:
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    “What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?”

    Premature Esavulation

    • PublicEnemy#1 says:
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      @Adam, Good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Not bad, will run it by Rudy…

  5. Jason says:
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    Lost save opp terms…

    Stease
    TMER (too many effing runs)
    BSO (blown save opp)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason, I don’t mind TMER, will keep under advisement…

  6. Chomp Samba says:
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    Is there any reason why I should keep Dustin “The Wind” Ackley? I have Aviles and Kendrick (both with 2B eligibility.) Dustin Hoffman dressed as Tootsie could hit better than this turdlet. Current-day Dabney Coleman seems like a more appealing option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chomp Samba, Ha! Sounds like you could lose him…

  7. The badger says:
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    You mentioned Soul Asylums runaway train

    You have me for life!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The badger, Ha… Nice!

      • The badger says:
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        @Grey, If you can somehow get something from queensryche’s silent lucidity in there now….then I will be showing up (stalking) naked on your doorstep ready for marriage

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @The badger, I will do my best…

  8. Bosmosis says:
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    Glossary term for when your closer is ready to go but his team scores in the top of the ninth to eliminate the save opp:

    “to fore-close (on)”

    Eg. I was psyched because I thought Papelbon would get the save, until the Phillies fore-closed on him, scoring 3 times in the top of the ninth. (Passive voice: to be fore-closed).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, I like that a lot! Still going through the rest, but it’s my favorite so far…

      • Alcesto says:
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        @Grey, Maybe four-close because once they score the fourth run, the save op is foreclosed upon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, You’re back in the lead… Unless someone beats foreclosed:

      Foreclosed – When a reliever is ready to enter the 9th with a 3 run or less lead but his offense overextends the lead and defaults on any chance at a save.

  9. Fister Furbush says:
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    Low Blownsop (Blown Save Opp)

    “Man Ty Wiggington sure did send a Low Blownsop to Papelbon yesterday in the eighth”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush, I think we have better above…

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey, I agree, I think the “Fore-Closed” one above is the best from what I have seen. very funny and witty!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah…

  10. harb says:
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    Cut Worley for Doubront?

    • Hawk says:
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      @harb,

      Why wouldn’t you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harb, Yup

  11. Brad.k says:
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    Still pumping out solid gold! Love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brad.k, Thanks!

  12. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    grey, lost save opp – premature SAGulation, SaveJacked, GTS (grand theft saves), LOST ( Late Offense Save Taken), Gimme back my SAVE! (ala mel gibson in Ransom ), or lastly inspired by the soup nazi NO SAVE FOR YOU!

    did you catch up on the food star yet?

    I think the Chinesehall can actually be a 3.5 homer a month guy but this year he has hit for a much better average than previous minor league seasons. seems more interesting this year than last.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, I’m gonna try and watch it tonight… Some of these aren’t bad at all… I think we have better above, but will run by Rudy…

  13. Glenn says:
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    What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?

    Closeblocked or saveblocked

    I was closeblocked when the Dodgers with a 3 run lead scored a run in the bottom of the 8th preventing Jansen from getting a save in the last game of the week and causing you to lose by 2 points in H2H.

    • peter says:
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      @Glenn, I like this, but I wish we could think of a word that kind of rhymed w/ c*ck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Glenn, I think we have better above, but will run by Rudy…

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey, Lockblocked – as in closers are brought in to lock down the win via the save

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Drexel Hill Dragons, I think we have better ones…

  14. Quintero says:
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    Mr. Albright, how many IPs you see Sale pitching this year, and is there any post effect after he hit certain IPs? And he throws 25%+ sliders.. I have a deal for him on the table in a keeper league but I somewhere reluctant considering those questions…

    • Quintero says:
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      @Quintero, I saw you project for 125IPs..so that’s 70ish IPs left..

  15. Steve says:
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    Stacy’s Mom in the video is a New Zealand model BTW. Dumb as wood, but hot in that SI bikini model way, back in the day.

    Fancy any of these geezers for Wednesday? It’s H2H, of course.

    Chen @ CLE (4Chen?)
    Cobb v CWS
    Gee v PHI
    J Gomez v KC
    Ross @ MIN

    Merci…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Mainly because she was an SI bikini model…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Steve, Rachel Hunter? Yeah, she’s done a lot of stuff… including Rod Stewart (and Kip Winger FTW!).

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Steve, Isn’t it Rachel Hunter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, she’s hot…Ross, Gee… They’re not great, obviously…

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just lost my 2nd friggin catcher in my 16 team league in Lucroy this time, guy was killin it too…

    Options to replace:

    Doumit
    Rosario
    Some other random schmohawk catcher

    Guess I’ve gotta roll with Doumit right, though does he get regular PT? Talk about scraping the barrel…

    • chunk says:
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      @TheNewGuy, He sees more PT than most catchers, filling in at RF, 1B, and DH as well. I’d roll with Doumit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Doumit

  17. Tuggin' n Pullin' says:
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    “What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?”

    Save Pop

    or

    Save Opp Pop

    or as verb

    to Pop the Save Opp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tuggin’ n Pullin’, I think we have better above, but will run by Rudy…

  18. harkrider says:
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    Unfortunately I dropped Sale when he started having elbow trouble. At least I dropped him for McDonald who is pitching great too. At least the guy who picked him up had him on his bench yesterday. Anyway, I have the #1 waiver wire spot and Matt Moore is on waivers. Should I drop one of my SP’s for him or wait? Is he worth using my waiver spot or seeing if he passes through waivers?

    My current SP’s are Price, Hudson, Morrow, Marcum, McDonald, and Norris.

    Any thoughts? I like Moore but I’m not sure about dropping a National League pitcher for another pitcher in the toughest division, even though he is talented.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Ugh… Not easy choice, I’d probably drop Marcum for Moore…

      • harkrider says:
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        @Grey, should I wait until he passes through waivers or is he worth using my #1 waiver priority?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @harkrider, I’d grab him using waivers…

  19. TheNewGuy says:
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    Niese or Miley rest of the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Niese

  20. Dough Boy says:
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    Any idea what Lahair is worth, I have too many outfielders and first basemen and was trying to unload him. Matt Moore? Any ideas, if not I am going to outright drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dough Boy, Yeah, try and get Moore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Yikes…

  21. Chazz says:
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    “What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?”

    Paul Michael Glaser created Kazaam, so:

    My closer got Starsky’d.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chazz, It feels like a bit of a reach…

  22. paulzone says:
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    picked up Lucroy and didn’t even get a start out of him. Damn. Anyway, in an obp league, can you rank these catchers:

    salty, jesus, doumit

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Jesus, Doumit

  23. Rico says:
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    Rosario or Kottaras to replace Lucroy? Kottaras has some pretty seriously good fundamentals, including a 28% BB% to go with just an 18% K%. Are we sure Rosario’s power will overcome his bad plate manners to outproduce Kottaras?

    • chata says:
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      @Rico,

      in related news ,
      speedsters should have a field-day , running against the lucroy-less brewers .

      cust kayin’ .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rico, I’d go with Wilin for now… If Kottaras got hot immediately, I could see switching them…

  24. Trevor

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    Dirks or Frenchy until Jennings gets back? H2h 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, Frenchy

  25. TheNewGuy says:
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    Thinking about trading for the adverb from a frustrated owner (0 wins). I reckon he’ll let him go for less than full value, so which of these pitchers would you be willing to trade straight up for Lee:

    Gio
    Mad-Bum
    Lester
    Cain
    Any?

    • Hawk says:
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      @TheNewGuy,

      I’d give up Lester for Lee. I’d keep the rest over him, especially in keeper leagues.

  26. FartSponge says:
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    Going 6th grade style for this one……where snot is funny and a good not or sike joke makes you superior. What am I talking about, snot is still funny.

    That’s a Snot…as in Papelbon’s coming in for the Save….NOT!!! Burn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FartSponge, I think we have better above, but will run by Rudy…

  27. K!cks says:
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    Felix Doubront or Jarrod Parker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, Doubront

  28. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I was the victim of insurance crime when the Phillies scored in the 9th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Well played! I will run by Rudy…

  29. Kevin says:
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    Glossary term for unwanted runs to ruin save:

    chagrinsurance runs (as in much to my chagrin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin, I think we have better above…

  30. Mike says:
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    Can someone call Dale Sveum and tell him to start playing Tony Campana again?

    The sad part is he’s been more productive as a pinch hitter/runner for me than the other guys on my bench have been as starting players.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Mike, I hear ya. It seemed he was sitting against lefties but I believe Jeff Suppan is still a righty. Joe Mather? Really?? Actually I don’t even know if his first name is Joe. Who cares?

  31. BSW says:
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    Assuming he comes up within a week or 2, Rizzo or LaRoche ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSW, LaRoche

  32. Barry Waves says:
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    Coco or Torii?

    Bauer up before All-Star break?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Barry Waves, Hunter… Yup

  33. Hondo says:
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    What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?-

    You’ve been SHAVED- they shafted you and took the hair right off your ball(s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, I think we have better above…

  34. Scott Luke says:
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    Team eliminates save opp by piling on runs w/ the closer warming/scheduled to come in: The …whammy (think Champ Kind in Anchorman)

    Another suggestion: Sad Papeltrombone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott Luke, I think we have better above…

  35. Booya says:
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    Please rank these 3 for util spot: Chris Davis, Luke Scott, Reynolds

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Scott, Reynolds

  36. Eddie says:
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    Is M. Montero worth waiting for? Time to cut bait? That fat new contract isn’t doing me much good, and J.P. is sitting on waivers with all those shiny homers. League uses OBP (boo jp) and slugging (yay). Thanks! (and sorry for the catcher Q–know they’re your favs!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, I’d grab JP and cut him…

  37. Chris says:
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    Lincecum just was dropped by my brother…I have first option to claim him and assuming Halladay doesn’t go on the DL in the next 24 hours (freeing a spot up for me) which guy would you drop. My highest priority is K/BB (I know Lincecum sucks there…but come on) and winning this year (in last place currently)…but please note the ability to keep him for cheap next year!

    CJ Wilson 2 years $2
    Y. Gallardo 1 year $1
    S. Marcum 1 year $1
    J. Lester 2 years $3

    Who would you drop?

    Regardless of who I drop, I will be able to extend Lincecum for an additional $3 one time only, but obviously the option of adding a year of ownership is huge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Marcum

  38. WhineSpritzer says:
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    I’ve been trying to trade either Lynn or Morrow for some run producing offense and I can’t swing a deal. I’ve gotten rejections on Krispie, Butler, Ortiz, Harper, even Heyward (and I don’t even really want him.) What kind of one-for-ones have people seen so I can target SOMEBODY.

    • chunk says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, I saturated my league with offers trying to move Lynn for a bat and the best I could do was Torii Hunter, which seems fair to me. Morrow I assume you could do better.

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @chunk, Agreed, I’d think I could a player above in return for Morrow but it hasn’t happened. I’d rather keep Lynn than get a Hunter type.

        • Zico says:
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          @WhineSpritzer,

          I moved Lynn AND Edwin in the same deal, and got Morrow and D.Murphy(of the Mets). Morrow getting shafted in TX made me really sore from the trade, but I have hope it will still be better for me in the end.

          • WhineSpritzer says:
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            @Zico, I’d chalk the Texas outing up to your typical blow-up against a great offense. I wouldn’t start anyone against Texas, especially not in Arlington.

  39. EK says:
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    Pls rank 12 team H2H pts:
    Clippard
    Broxton
    Downs

    • EK says:
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      @EK, Pls also include Janssen

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @EK, Broxton, Clippard, Janssen

  40. Chris says:
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    A team in my league has had bad luck at catcher (his latest fix was Lucroy). I have both Posey and Jesus Montero. We’ve been talking about a deal.

    Is Jesus Montero and one of Bruce/Trout for Braun reasonable? Who wins? Which OF to offer? It is a keeper (6 players).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, With Bruce, it’s reasonable, I’d want Braun…

  41. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Late inning runs scored = saveatoge. RIP MCA

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Best one yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Nicely played, I’ll add it to fore-close and insurance crime as finalists…

    • peter says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Nice.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, This is my favorite one! nice work.

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Thanks guys! Just noticed my typo, correct spelling would be “saveotage”.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Bill Lumbergh, I liked it too… We’re going with foreclose though…

  42. Bobby J says:
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    To Grey and all the gurus out there… I’d appreciate help on this…

    Keeper league – Beachy or Sale?

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @Bobby J, I’m in on Beachy…

      • Bobby J says:
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        @Bill Lumbergh, Thanks. Beachy’s standard stats are great, but Sale’s xFIP is far far better. Beachy must have the largest ERA/xFIP ratio in the league, which scares me. Still, Sale’s elbow…

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @Bobby J, I’ve always been a Beachy fan. Sale’s elbow, coupled with his short history has me siding with Beachy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby J, Beachy

  43. appauling says:
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    Is J Hamilton a good keeper in a 12-team roto?

    Thanks!!

    • appauling says:
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      also, who should I drop b/w D Gordon and J Weeks? I feel like they’re the same player. Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @appauling, Drop Weeks

  44. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Who’s the drop for quentin?

    Heisey, Overbay, Bernadina, Nieuwenhuis?

    Also,

    you think there’s any shot Henry Rodriguez picks up any more saves?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Lyle Overbay gets PT?

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @WhineSpritzer not really, but he’s doing more with the limited at bats that he’s getting then those other guys are with full time AB’s.

        I’m thinking overbay is the obvoius drop, just want to confirm.

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Bernadina’s off and on with PT too. But I’d feel better about losing Overbay.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @WhineSpritzer, Overbay

  45. Hole Camels says:
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    Carlos Gonzalez and Tim Lincecum or BJ Upton and Cliff Lee in a 12 team keeper (the team currently with Cargo is in first and the other team in last)

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Hole Camels, Cargo…

  46. Justin says:
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    Who would you Hold and who would you Sell?

    Nelson Cruz, Agon, Strasburg, Bumgarner, Lynn

    • chunk says:
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      @Justin, Sell lynn hold others

  47. harkrider says:
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    any thoughts on Lincecum? Is he worth trying to buy low or stay away?

    • @harkrider, I would def try to go after him, he turned it around last year. Guess it depends on how low, but I think he is going to produce as the summer goes on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Depends on price, but I think he’ll be better…

  48. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Would you trade King Felix for Cliff Lee?

    How about Felix for Shields and Hellickson?

    I’m thinking maybe to the first one, and no to the second…

    What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, Nope and eh…

  49. Dude says:
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    Anyone doubting Clippard as closer? Trying to figure out if Lidge, back in two weeks, is worth a DL slot in NL-only. Even 2-3 weeks of saves ’til Storen gets back would be a help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dude, Not worth it for Lidge

      • Dude says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the reply. I guess my gut knew the answer already. Keep up the great work.

  50. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up!

    Millwood over Delgado or Masterson?

    Fowler over Venable or Rajai Davis?

    thanks a ton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Thanks! Over Delgado…. Over Davis…

  51. Rick says:
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    Great write up guys.

    I have one droppable guy and a decision to make with Josh Hamilton getting injured yesterday.

    Would you pick up Jarrod Parker (vs Twins) and hope Josh Hamilton plays tonight (and potentially have a free (OF) spot in my lineup.

    Or pick up Colby ‘Razmataz’ Rasmus to plug into my line up.

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Rick, I don’t believe Hamilton is injured, he’s just been dealing with an upper respiratory infection. Consider him day-to-day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick, Thanks! Hamilton’s not injured, he has a cold… Grab Rasmus…

  52. Uranus Gas Giants says:
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    Blown save opportunity by the closers own team? It’s called a “load”.

    Either the Offense loads up the closer with a large lead.

    Or the closer blows his load in the 9th all over his fantasy manager’s hopes and dreams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Uranus Gas Giants, I think we have better above…

  53. Bizarro says:
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    Which is my real pitching staff?

    Shields, Peavy, Anibal, Zimmerman, Marcum, Samardzija

    For five straight weeks, an era in the 2s with one week in the 3s, with whips of 0.92, 0.94, 1.28, 1.09 and 1.07.

    Last two weeks:
    4.71, 1.35
    6.44 1.49

    with basically everyone having bad starts. A bit of bullpen help last week, but still, that’s crazy.

    Did I have a lucky run for five weeks with a mediocre staff, or am I just experiencing some regression to the mean?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Bizarro, It’s regression. I noticed this last week as well. A lot of the players with low ERAs hit a wall. I’m not sweating it. They weren’t going to finish the season with a sub-3 ERA anyways.

      Only a matter of time before Dempster, Gio, Beachy and many more hit a wall.

  54. Go Nats Go says:
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    Drop Rollins, Dee Gordon, Ibanez, A.J. Ellis or LaRoche for Dexter Fowler. 5×5 standard roto. Sitting on 3′s in all of the offensive categories other than average which is a 1. Ugh!!

    • @Go Nats Go, Depends what you need, but I would probably drop Ellis, as there are a bunch of other catchers out their raking right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Go Nats Go, Ellis

    • Go Nats Go says:
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      @Go Nats Go, Thanks. I was holding Ellis so that I didn’t waste stats on days Arencibia sits and to try to prop up my league worst batting average but it sounds like the consensus is to drop Ellis for Fowler.

      I think I like Saveatage the best but I’ll throw out that a closer who can’t save is Closestipated

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Go Nats Go, Yeah, think we have better ones…

  55. pseudokiwis says:
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    i would say when the team has its closer warming up and the offense comes through late, it’s a “false alarm”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pseudokiwis, It’s not bad, I think we have better above…

  56. Steve says:
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    I need saves but have to drop someone. Who would you drop between James Russell, David Hernandez, and Sean Marshall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Marshall

  57. Jamiehov says:
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    I’m going back and forth on my UTIL. Was set with Adams until I saw Rasmus as this weeks creeper. Do you guys have a lean between the two??

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Jamiehov, I’d stay with Adams as he’s hot right now, while Rasmus is just creeping. That, and Colby is still in my dog house/bench for his crap up until the past couple of days. He’s not in my circle of trust yet.

      • @WhineSpritzer, I would go with Adams too, and yes Colby burnt me last year, although I am very close to bringing him back in the fold, surprised he is still on my waiver wire actually.

    • Jamiehov says:
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      Thanks guys. Makes me feel better! I lost out on Venable creeper production last week so just wanted some reassurance

  58. Couple of questions, Always wary starting pitchers against the Yankees no matter the year or location, got Haren and Santana the next two nights, thinking of starting Haren after his last outing made me a believer and benching Santana, thoughts? Could go safe and bench both as I streamed Edwin Jackson tonight…

    Also is Creeper Colby Rasmus a better play then Sagnof Tony Campana? Seems Tony has been cut out of playing time like a delicious slice from the original Pizzeria Uno….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera, I’d bench Ervin and start Haren… Rasmus over Campana

  59. papasmurf says:
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    I had Hosmer, Salty, and Headley on the bench yesterday. Outhomered lineup 4-1. Sonnuvabenched big time. Can’t a smurf take a weekend vacation without getting messed up by Lady Luck again? At least Salty wasn’t in the lineup the day he went 0 for 4 and my other C Ellis homered.

    Hoz’s homer was on a low and in fast ball that last year he was crushing routinely and is a super red zone for LH hitters. I’d like to see him do more with the high inside fastballs before I go crazy that he’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Ouch… Interesting on Hosmer… Just hope he turns something around…

  60. linkinpaak says:
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    I was watching on MLB network and I think the announcer accidentally called him Jeff at one point too.

    You could tweak “you got F’d in the A” to “you got F’d in the save”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @linkinpaak, Albert’s called him Jeff in the past… I think we have better above…

  61. chunk says:
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    How do people feel about Edwin @ MIA (Anibal)? Think Ima sit him…. MIA bats look like they are starting to heat up

    • @chunk, Actually picked him up to stream…I like this matchup…just gotta avoid, Giancarlo.

      • chunk says:
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        I benched Edwin 2 starts ago when Grey told me to start him and he had a very solid outing. Then When Grey said to bench him, I started him and he got the loss. Maybe I need to start doing the opposite of what I think, or actually listen to the advice I get from Mr. Mustache….

    • Eddy says:
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      @chunk, I’d say with 19 wins in the month they’ve BEEN heated up.

      I don’t own EJax anywhere, but I’d probably sit him. He has a 7.17 ERA against the Marlins in four starts.

      It’s not an easy call though, and as I searched his name, I was surprised his numbers were this good. But, as a disclaimer, I’m a Marlins fan and unless it’s an ace going against the team, I tend to sit pitchers.

      That being said, the current crop of Marlins have faced him only once. Stanton and LoMo have never faced him. Hanley is 0/4, Reyes is 1/4, Infante is 3/4, Coghlan is 2/4.

  62. charlie batch says:
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    whats your projection for jason hammel and filipe paulino’s IP this year? what would you say about trading sale for one of those 2 guys in a deep league (since hes going to get capped ~120 IP)?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @charlie batch, I wouldn’t do that.

      • charlie batch says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, whos someone to target?

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @charlie batch, Gallardo, Wainright

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @charlie batch, Agree with Whine…

  63. Dr Hocker says:
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    “Svuem–we’re hoping to have games blown by the 6th inning”

    Now THAT’S funny!

    Speaking of Svuem–is it just me or over the decades has there been a scarcity of managers that favored the 1-2 day growth of beard the way he does. Don’t recall seeing Torre–LaPussa–Sparky–or any others that dug the Colin Farell look or for that matter any others who had such noticeable tatts as Dale’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Hocker, Thanks! Haven’t noticed the facial hair…

  64. BobbyVCard says:
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    Duda or Soriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BobbyVCard, Soriano

  65. Deadwoods says:
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    Lost Lucroy. So Arencibia or Pierzynski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, JP

  66. jayesar says:
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    “What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?”

    Blown Potentially Blown Save

    BPBS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jayesar, I think we have better above…

  67. bean says:
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    No need for a term for this because it is called “good”. Saves are a useless statistic and should be eliminated so we dont have to draft crappy RPs anymore in hopes we can fill one roto column while simultaneously blowing up the others.

    Wait and see with Westbrook before starting him again?

    Thoughts on J.A. Happ for NL Only…….options are limited but his K-Rate is intriguing.

    • Uranus Gas Giants says:
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      @bean,

      While we’re at it, let’s get rid of all the stats that makes fantasy baseball challenging so we only have to do the draft then look at the results 6 months later.

      • bean says:
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        @Uranus Gas Giants, You must be the same guy who likes Kickers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, I’d bench Westbrook for his next start… Happ’s not a bad flyer in NL-Only…

  68. chunk says:
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    Hunter vs Pettttittttte or Viciedo vs Shields?

    I feel like Hunter is gonna come back motivated….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Sure, go Hunter…

  69. quimmy says:
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    Pence and Infante for Kinsler?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @quimmy, I wouldn’t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, It’s fair, I’d take Kinsler in most leagues…

  70. EK says:
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    Which side 12 team H2H points:
    Kemp or Lester & Bourn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Kemp

  71. HotRod says:
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    Any insider news on Hamilton? Is he going to play today? Miss a couple of games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, No idea, he has a cold…

    • chata says:
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      @HotRod,

      i’ve already got him on my bench .
      not a real good match-up for him , plus
      he seldom sits only one day …. the most recent trip to
      toronto comes to mind .
      i’d be real surpirised to see him in tonight’s line-up .
      there’s no reason to not rest him 2 days .
      might come in as a ph , late .

  72. sal says:
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    Drop the emoticon or Volquez for John Deere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sal, Smyly

  73. RePedroiaand&IkeDavis says:
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    You made me laugh, like totally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePedroiaand&IkeDavis, Thanks!

  74. Keep it on the DL says:
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    I currently have Jennings, C. Santana, Bonifacio, Morse, and Ellsbury on the DL. Are any of these guys worth dropping to pick up the likes of M. Adams, Arencibia, Francoeur, Goldschmidt, Markakis? I’m getting crushed in my H2H league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keep it on the DL, Are you not fielding a team b/c of DL’d players? Then lose Bonifacio for Frenchy…

  75. L-Boogie says:
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    Volquez is going to have a great couple of weeks coming up. But only because I just dropped him.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie, Sorry, meant that as a reply to sal.

    • chunk says:
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      @L-Boogie, Thanks! You weren’t starting him on the road, were you?? Or did you feed him after midnight??

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @chunk, No, but I did get him wet once and now my WHIP is multiplying.

  76. Zico says:
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    Didn’t see anyone mention it, including you Grey, but Hanrahan got the complete opposite situation than Papelbon. Non-save situation 4-0 into the 9th, the chosen RP gives up a run, making it 4-1 and a save situation with TWO outs. Hanrahan comes in and gets the save on 2 pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zico, Yeah, I saw it, didn’t mention it… Didn’t wanna confuse the focus…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, I would say Hanrahan got himself a Mrs. Robinson there…easy score and a closers wet dream

  77. Random Collmenter says:
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    Snag Shawn Camp in NL-only leagues?

    Snag Shawn Kemp in retro fantasy basketball leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Ha… Sure, Camp…

  78. Derrick says:
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    I just sent Stubbs, Peavy and Morse for Justin Upton. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Sounds okay… You definitely got the best player…

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Thing is, I can’t play Morse because of Votto and my OF before the trade consisted of Cruz, Jennings, McCutchen, Stubbs and Reddick. So, that was the big reason I did it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Derrick, Makes sense

  79. Chillmodious says:
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    Excellent write-up, Grey. Still sore from laughing…and from the gash I opened up on my back after patting myself for knowing those Runaway Train lyrics. Ugh, I can’t tell if I feel old or miss the 90s. Can someone pour me a Zima and grab my walkman while I mull it over?

    Anyhoo, need some short-term advice if you’re so inclined:

    I’m rolling with an open roster spot at 1B until Rizzo gets the call and I also have Desmond Jennings on my DL for at least another week. My pitching is balanced with 4 closers and 7 starters, one of whom is comments-section-recent-favorite Felipe Paulino. With Felipe not set to pitch until Saturday and lots of capable SPs in the FA pool anyway (Doubront, Jarrod Parker, Brandon McCarthy, Cahill, Milone, to name a few), would you drop Felipe today to slot in a 1B for some (hopefully) extra offensive production? Or hold? Options are Smoak and Mini Donkey for 1B or Quentin Berry, Gregor Blanco, Espinosa for Util.

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Thanks! Ha…Zima! Grab Reynolds and lose Paulino…

  80. joecoz1 says:
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    Question: Fister or Oswalt for the rest of the year?? Fister isn’t bad, but the no K’s hurt. If he gets hammered, he doesn’t strike guys out enough to help. But, will Oswalt end up more valuable or about the same? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joecoz1, Fister

  81. Steve says:
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    Would u trade Lester for middlebrooks?
    I could replace Lester with matt Moore?
    Starting Lester is a crapshoot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, No… Nope…

  82. Ryan says:
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    Schaefer or Denard span ROS?
    Standard league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Span

  83. Futureman says:
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    Ichiro or Dexter Fowler in a points league?

    League has limited moves. So it may just be a wash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Futureman, Hold what you have… Wash…

  84. Azt says:
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    Owswalt or Zambrano ROS
    Rios or Fowler ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Azt, Oswalt… Fowler

  85. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    grey, for the glosssary term of lost save opp

    Backdraft – it kills firemen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, It’s not bad, I think we have better above…

  86. Steve says:
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    Chisenhall of Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Chisenhall

  87. Deadwoods says:
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    Is Brandon McCarthy (tossed a successful bullpen session Monday) worth a pickup against the Twins on Saturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Yes

  88. skinny malinky says:
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    UnSaved by the Bell. Think of the Screech jokes that could be made!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @skinny malinky, It’s not bad, I think we have better above…

  89. Jim says:
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    “Van Pelted”, from Lucy Van Pelt and the Peanuts comics. Lucy pulled the football away when Charlie Brown would go to kick it, just like your save gets yanked away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim, Ha… Pretty funny, but I think we have better ones…

  90. Kratos says:
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    McCann or Jesus ros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kratos, McCann

  91. Crystal Ball says:
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    N. Cruz/Morrow or J. Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crystal Ball, It’s fair, depends on needs… Upton…

  92. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    Who do I want as my catcher while Santana is on the DL?

    Mauer, Montero, Salty, Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph, Jesus

  93. Poo Holes says:
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    Worth targeting Zimmerman or is he a useless load of crap at this point? I wanna try offering Miggy Montero and Aramis to the guy who just lost Lucroy (I also have Arencibia and Chisenhall).

    Also, Heyward was just dropped in my h2h league. It would be stupid not to try to pick him up, but am I dropping Dirks or Elliot Johnson to get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, I wouldn’t trade for Zimmerman and I own him… Maybe that’s why… Johnson…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Yikes, even for a keeper league? Think he’s completely done? I just want to be able to move Montero now that I’ve fallen for Arencibia and I know I can get value from him instead of dropping him outright.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, He had 12 homers last year and looks no better right now… I hope he comes around, I have little faith…

        • chata says:
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          @Poo Holes,

          i can’t wait for this season to come to an end , just so i can expunge
          any record of ryan zimmerman being on my roster .
          can’t believe that i waited until this year to finally roster him .
          i must be growing stupid .

  94. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Anyone have a wind report in Wrigley today? Little wary of starting Samardzija after yesterday’s offensive outburst.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Haven’t heard

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, Apparently blowing in at 9 mph right now. Let’s hope it stays that way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @simply fred, Thanks for the heads up! Sorry, I couldn’t email you… Kept bouncing back to me…

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @slew, It says the wind is blowing straight out at 14 mph. Thanks. I pulled him. Although it also says it’s blowing SW and looking at the stadium on google maps, a wind blowing SW would appear to blow FROM center towards 3rd base. *shrug*

  95. Paul says:
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    I’m falling out of contention in a keeper league. Should I offer Braun ($25 per year for the next 5 years) and Swisher (not worth keeping) to the first place team for Harper ($25 per year for the next 5 years) and Trout (the next 5 years will be $5, $8, $13, $18, $25).

    Should I be getting more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul, I’d take Harper and Trout…

  96. Sensi Grey. Points keeper league. I have good bats (Han Ram and Tulo). Have a guy willing to do a 1 for 1 (Sabathia/HanRam). Cliff Lee or Sabathia in the keeps league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MetalManic, Lee

  97. Eddy says:
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    Grey, got a few SP sitting in the pool. I think Paulino, Lohse and and Niese are my most expendable pitchers. Any of them worth losing for:

    Doubront, Burnett, M.Harrison, Matusz, Millwood, Zambrano or Dickey?

    Also, I kind of got my mind blown on a Burnett stat. I removed the 12 ER shellacking he got from STL and his ERA sits at 1.88.

    Dafuq?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Doubront over Lohse….

  98. Uncle Charlie says:
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    Feel your pain with Ryan Zimmerman. The biggest ticker tease when I first saw Jordan had hit the HR.

    Anyway, I’ve been offered Hosmer and R. Weeks for B. Butler. Thinking about replacing Weeks with Hanrahan in a counter offer. What do you think? Should I do one of these or just stand pat? Butler’s power breakout seems for real this year and I’ll definitely miss watching his C Cups jiggle Baywatch style when he jogs around the bases if I trade him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Uncle Charlie, You’re buying low, that’s for sure, but I think you can buy even lower if you wanna deal with Hosmer and Weeks…

  99. Joel says:
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    “What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?”

    Sorry I’m late to the party, but how about Savus Interruptus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, It’s okay, I think we have better above…

  100. Ryan says:
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    Fowler,francoer,Moreland for utility starter ROS?
    Standard league
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Frenchy

  101. Bombo Rivera says:
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    Is Lincecum worth owning in a shallow league? Would you rather have him than Samardetc? Marcum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bombo Rivera, I’d own him…

  102. Kratos says:
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    Mini or middlebrook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kratos, Middlebrooks

  103. steve says:
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    would u start Lester tom against DET tom?
    or sit and stream him for a while…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @steve, I’d sit him until he throws a solid game….

  104. Steve says:
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    Would u start Lester tom vs. DET?
    Or sit and stream him for awhile
    Thanks

  105. abdoozy says:
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    @Grey, would you drop Dan Murphy for Fowler or Chisenhall or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @abdoozy, Fowler

  106. Booya says:
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    What do you think about giving Scherzer and Motte for Morrow and Fuentes?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Not crazy about it…

  107. DjlanceRauch says:
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    10 team. Would you drop Santos or Dirks for Ichiro, M. Moore, or Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Dirks for Moore…

  108. John says:
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    New Glossary term should be called Ala. Since we all know its going to setup your closer for the Kazaam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John, Hehe… I think we have better above though…

  109. dingo says:
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    with carlos santana out, better replacement salty or arencibia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dingo, JP

  110. Poo Holes says:
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    Ignoring Zimmerman, what if I packaged Miggy Montero and Jonny Lestah for Greinke/Cain/Weaver? Obviously I’d want Weaver based on his body of work this year, but I gotta think realistically. What’s the best looking offer here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, I’d want Greinke, Weaver or Cain…In that order…

  111. smegma says:
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    LaHair was LaDropped in my league. I have Freeman’s eyes on my roster and no further backup at IF position. LaHair worth the claim and dropping Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, Sure

  112. royce! says:
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    Rasmus or Quentin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Rasmus

  113. cashmoney says:
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    chisenhall or wiggington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cashmoney, Chisenhall

  114. Pokey Reese says:
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    10 team, h2h, redraft

    Ian Kennedy and Desmond Jennings for Bryce Harper and James Shields

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, Jennings, tough call though…

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, Yeah tough one, I’d also side with Jennings

  115. B.o.B says:
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    Parker or Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Doubront

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, would you drop Cahill for Doubront?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.o.B, Yup

  116. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Trading Morrow for Bryce Harper. (12 team roto non-keeper) Approve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Approve

  117. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    chisenhall or the kids in the hall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Kids

  118. Steals says:
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    Still need to activate Daniel Hudson from the DL. Drop Belt, Lowrie, Bourjos, or Aybar? Based on RoS stats I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steals, Bourjos

  119. charlie batch says:
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    just got lester for sale. howd I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie batch, Sounds decent…

  120. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Sophie’s Choice: Chen (@ CLE-Gomez, v MIN-DeVries) or Westbrook (@ ATL-Delgado, @ NYM-Hefner)? H2H, QS count in addition to W and L.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Chen

  121. Anyone got any special word on A to the Rizzo? Why do I get the feeling that this is all a clever ruse by the Cubs and he will be up in the bigs next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera, Hopefully…

  122. supra says:
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    Call Off Duty: No Opps

    “Papelbon was warmed in the bullpen, but the Phils were on the field playing some Call Off Duty: No Opps scoring 3 runs.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Ha… That’s solid… I’ll put it with the three others for Rudy to look at…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, You’re in the lead right now…

      • supra says:
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        @Grey, nice…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @supra, You’re now losing to foreclose…. Sorry…

          • supra says:
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            @Grey, eh, what can you do… I think mine’s pretty clever, but hard to use as a verb…

            Thanks for the advice as always.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @supra, No problem… Yours is funnier, but tougher to use…

  123. timmy riggins says:
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    Hello, who’d you rather own in a 10-team league for ROS non-keeper: A.Chapman or B.Harper?

    team needs: pitching ratio help, Ks, Saves are close. SBs, Avg, RBI are all close too. Needs can change in a month or two from now obviously and also have Jennings stashed on DL as my 5th OF too

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @timmy riggins, Chapman

  124. How are people feeling ROS Ervin Santana or Edwin Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera, Edwin

  125. supra says:
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    Grabbed Paulino after all the talk last week, and he blew it, now lost Halladay/Lilly…

    Top 3 ROS: Paulino, Cobb, Pettitte, Doubront, Oswalt, Bass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Paulino, Doubront, Oswalt…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        oswalt over pettitte ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Yup

  126. crock says:
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    Jelly of the Month Club

    In honor of Clark Griswold’s tirade when he recieved the Jelly of the Month Club enrollment rather than this Christmas bonus. I feel the same as him when one of my closers gets screwed out of a save.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Funny, but I think others are better above…

  127. supra says:
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    Trying to trade for Garza… have Altuve at 2B… would you try to trade away Utley or Kendrys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Either… Utley first…

  128. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Is Lynn, Street to much to give up for Sandoval? The rest of my Closers are, Clippard, Janssen, Downs, Santos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, It’s not too much…

  129. nick m. says:
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    12-team H2H points league – looking to add some more pitching… Can I offer my Encarnacion, Swisher, Tommy Hanson for his Michael Morse, Haren, Darvish? Too much? Too little? Bad trade for me? Is this Encarnacion’s breakout everyone has been waiting for or is he going to slow down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Looks solid if you need SPs…

  130. Horse says:
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    C. Johnson or Chisenhall?

    Blanco, Rasmus, Parra or Crisp?

    Arrieta, Hochevar or Millwood?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Chisenhall… Rasmus… Arrieta

  131. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12tm nl only, whos the pickup, (sitting ok in all pitching categories, but currently only have 5 starters and 4 relievers (usually go 6 & 3).

    Eovaldi or Henry Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Eovaldi

  132. Joel says:
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    Grey,

    in my 12 team 6×6 h2h, I’ve been offered david wright for my kipnis and lance lynn. I can move Seager to 2B. I have 2 3rd basemen, Aramis and panda, but have an IF and UT position to play them in once Panda comes back.

    one last fact: I control Kipnis as a keeper for 2 years after this, but Wright not a keeper. WHAT DO U THINK?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, It’s a bit risky not to take it, but I’d hold in keepers…

  133. Hi Grey —

    In my 14-team one-year roto league (no CI, MI slots) I have Elliot Johnson as a backup at SS and 2B. He’s slowed down lately, just as I might need to play him more if Pedroia turns out to be out for a few days. Am I better off sticking with Johnson, or dropping him for Scutaro, Tyler Greene, Galvis, or Everth Cabrera?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d hold for a few days…

  134. Slappy Pappy says:
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    True. And is a further not-so-succinct addendum, could you rank the following SPs? (keeping in mind the last man standing will be dropped and probably picked up by someone else)

    12 Team Mixed HTH

    Marcum
    Paulino
    McCarthy (The anti-communist!)
    Emoticon
    Capuano

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Lose Smyly or Paulino, dealer’s choice… I’d lose Smyly…

  135. Steve says:
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    What are chances Chapman moves to the rotation this year? Over/under 5 on saves for Marshall the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, None… Under…

  136. echo says:
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    Looking to trade Youkilis in Yahoo 14 team – 9 keeper league for a SP. What type of pitcher should I be expecting to get in return? And does having first and third base eligibility increase his trade value whatsoever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @echo, Not much of a SP back… Can try to buy low on Lester maybe…

    • chata says:
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      @echo,

      hanson …. now .

  137. Do you prefer Rasmus or Fowler as a hot bat to pick up until he cools down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Rasmus

  138. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, what are some of the best pitchers you would be willing to give up to get Bryce Harper? Are there any relievers your wouldn’t trade for Harper? (in a vacuum) (outside of a vacuum, I’ve got Putz, Capps, Thayer, Casilla and Street on the DL for relievers and Bumgarner, Anibal, J-Zimmerman, Gio, Sherzer, Capuano, Vogelsong, Paulino, Volquez at SP)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, I’d trade any of those closers for him… I’d trade Scherzer down from the SPs…

  139. Turk Wendell says:
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    Doubront over Masterson?

    • peter says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Yeah, I’d go w/ The Other Felix over Masterson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Yup

  140. sean says:
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    Re: Venable — has a career road OPS of .800. Imagine what he could be on another team… Still worth a start when he is hot, on the road or has a road heavy weekly schedule.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sean, Agreed

  141. kingadrock says:
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    trying to move Lance Lynn… would you take reddick for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kingadrock, I’d take Reddick

      • peter says:
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        @Grey, Speaking of Reddick, another sell high? Would you move him for a closer if you were weak for Saves? Like a Papelbon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @peter, I hate to trade for saves… I’d try to move him but for closers? Eh…

          • peter says:
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            @Grey, It’s the Closepocalypse. The social order is crumbling. It starts with trading for saves… next thing you know you’re eating the face off a naked guy on the side of a Florida highway.

            With Kemp back, the OF is filled with Kemp/Granderson/BJ/Victorino, leaving 1 Util spot for Matt Adams and Reddick to share. Reddick has better trade value. (<— Thanks, Eric Karabell, for writing a piece today about how Reddick is for real.)

            I have Casilla, Downs and Russell. But those last 2 aren't even seeing every save opp on their teams.

            Still inadvisable? I'm not having an easy time moving him for other pieces…

  142. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Peavy or Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Tough call… I think Moore will be better ROS…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, I just grabbed Peavy off waivers, and Moore has been available for a while now. Yes, there are some idiots in my money league. I like Peavy more cuz of his track record and division. But i know Moore is oozing with potential and yesterday he was dealing. So, dunno… I don’t need these guys, my staff consists of Gio, Bum, Beachy, Anibal, Latos, Zimm…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ThE sHiT, Yeah, hold for now if Moore’s on waivers…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, I think I’ll stick with Peavy for now, but will watch Moore closely. Thanks!

  143. crock says:
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    Would you drop any of my pitchers for Oswalt? My Staff: Greinke, CJ Wilson, Gallardo, Strasburg, Lincecum, Moore, AJ Burnett, Niese.
    Im thinking maybe Niese.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Niese

  144. peter says:
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    Matt Joyce through May 2012: 9 HR, 28 RBI.

    Matt Joyce through May 2011: 9 HR, 29 RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, It’s uncanny…

      • peter says:
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        @Grey, Or Re-Joyce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @peter, Ha!

  145. Rob says:
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    Grey:
    A guy in my league is offering Freese for pitching. Would you offer him Lincecum?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob, I would if I needed a 3B…

  146. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    12 team Keeper (keep 7):

    Uggla/Romero or Matt Adams/Haren?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche, Uggla

  147. Adam says:
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    Would you trade Aramis + Lynn for any of the following… CJ Wilson, Lester, or Ortiz?

    Looking pretty good at 3B and SP, and I want to upgrade before the bottom potentially falls out on Lynn.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Adam, Yes to Wilson and probably Ortiz. No to Lester.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Just Wilson for me…

  148. nightpandas says:
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    Offered Kinsler and Burnett for Trout and Reed in a 15 teamer (keep 7)

    What is Kinsler’s keeper value vs Trout? Swapping Kinsler for Scherzer or Fister any better (or BUM, but probably too much)

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas, or Kinsler/Bum for Trout/Altuve?

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @nightpandas, Much rather have Kinsler/Bum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Kinsler’s a 1st rounder in your league… Trout’s a potential 1st rounder some day… Kinsler/Bum it’s not close….

  149. Pokey Reese says:
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    10 team, h2h, redraft
    Ian Kennedy, Desmond Jennings, Jeff samardijza for Bryce Harper, James Shields, Cueto

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Pokey Reese, The left side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, Tough call… Tend to agree left side…

      • Pokey Reese says:
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        @Grey,

        Is it better with Samardijza for cueto or without those clowns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Pokey Reese, Without those clowns…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Pokey Reese, Wait, I think I confused myself… Cueto’s better than Samardzija… So whatever that does to the trade…

          • Pokey Reese says:
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            @Grey,
            So the best option would then be:

            Ian Kennedy, Desmond Jennings for Bryce Harper, James Shields

            I might just do this then crack open an Olde English 800 (High Gravity, obviously) kick back and watch the wins pile up like college debt.

            Gracias

  150. quimmy says:
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    Kris Medlen being sent down to AAA, supposedly to be stretched out for a few starts so he can join the rotation. Worth a stash? Whats his upside?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, In how deep of a league? Could stash him in an NL-Only league… Not worth anything right now in mixed leagues…

  151. Oxford Comma says:
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    Hi Grey, best 3B till Panda returns:

    Seager
    Reynolds
    Moose Tacos
    Headley
    Dan Murphy
    Chris Davis
    Wigginton
    Chris Johnson
    Andino
    Betemit

    thanks, padre

    • quimmy says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Davis

  152. Slam says:
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    This might sound crazy, but Carlos Pena or Matt Adams?

    I’m in a league that counts slugging and OBP so I’m leaning Pena, but it’s a keeper and Adams is looking good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam, Adams

  153. Stephen Jupinka says:
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    What do you call it when your closer is about to come in for a save, but then his team scores to eliminate the save opp?

    got one for you Grey: au savoir. Good-bye save

    not sure what you settled on but this got it beat !

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @Stephen Jupinka, love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stephen Jupinka, Ha… Hmm… Don’t think it beats the others… Wouldn’t it be save la vie?

      • Stephen Jupinka says:
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        @Grey, have to admit, like yours better .

  154. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Drop Alcides for Dee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Yup

  155. quimmy says:
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    Doc out 6-8 weeks with Grade 1/2 strain in lat. Yikes. Also read Pedroia might be out 4 weeks.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @quimmy, yeah, really sucks for me with no DL room left (already have Storen and Longo holding down my two DL slots) so nowhere to put Doc. Obviously can’t lose any of those three guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, Wow… Yikes…

  156. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I need some pitching help in my 16 Team H2H league. I’ve got Middlebrooks, Reddick, Viciedo, Reynolds, Fatt Adams, and Quentin taking up my 1B slot and 2 UTIL slots leaving me with WAY too many bench bats (3 to be exact), but no one I should just flat out drop in this kind of league.

    I’d like to move one of them for an SP. Middlebrooks, Viciedo and Reddick would seem to have the most value at present. Who would you move from that group? What kind of SP should I be shooting for? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Fatt Adams, ha! Might steal that too… I’d move Viciedo then Middlebrooks… I’d try for a struggling SP like Lester or Moore maybe… Maybe Daniel Hudson…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, thanks! After watching him play yesterday that’s the only thing that stood out to me about him. I’ll try a couple offers (can’t try for Lester, his struggling ass is on both of my teams).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, my man is chunky…

  157. Prezii says:
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    Quentin no you didnt!! Ol carlos is lookin kinda good… Will he become relevant?? Its hard to get excited about him, but do you think he can post decent numbers in petco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, I don’t… Maybe 20 homers with 75% on the road…

  158. Grey's da man! says:
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    Doubront, Niese or bass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Give Doubront a whirl…

  159. Jason says:
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    heard on A’s brodcast yesterday that Bauer is going to pitch this week. Manny going to play as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason, A’s know when Bauer’s gonna pitch, I’m confused…

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey, apparently Ray Fosse knows something. I think I heard it wrong, cuz they dont play Dbacks until June 8th. I’ll try to play the broadcast back while I’m working today to catch it again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jason, Yeah, be odd for them to talk about him…

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey, my bad… he was talking about Bauer verses the RiverCats. He wasn’t all that clear on it… I’ll chalk another clarity lapse to “the collision”.

  160. Steven says:
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    Drop Aybar or Belt for Cozart or Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Both

  161. HotRod says:
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    Bauer doesnt play for the A’s, and Manny is irrelevant.

  162. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Zambrano, Oswalt, Cahill

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Z, O…

  163. Omar's Comin' Yo says:
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    Saver-hatered

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Omar’s Comin’ Yo, I think we have better…

      • Omar's Comin' Yo says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, but mine would sound way better when E-40 reads it out loud.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Omar’s Comin’ Yo, Ha!

  164. Grey's da man! says:
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    Is Middlebrooks a big upgrade over Moustakas? Or they pretty much the same?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Nope, could be a downgrade…

  165. Ceasar says:
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    14-team keeper league in which my chances for this season are slim and none. Proposed deal where I would send

    Kinsler/M. Young/AnnaBelle/Axford for Ryan Braun

    Paying a steep price, but my post-trade outfield would be

    Braun
    Bruce
    McCutchen
    Trout

    which might be the coolest thing ever, even if Cliff Pennington is manning my middle infield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ceasar, Too much…

  166. Dan Rydell says:
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    should i trade adam jones and pedro alvarez for jesus montero and hanley ramirez. two catcher league and i could use the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan Rydell, Sure, looks solid…

  167. Horse says:
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    I gave BJ Upton for Halladay and Peacock. Trade went through today. 14 team.

    Who do I drop from the DL to make room for him:
    Utley, Cespedes or Lucroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Lucroy

  168. Poo Holes says:
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    Reports say Oswalt has signed with the Rangers. and to expect him on the team in mid to late June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Thanks for the heads up!

  169. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you trade D Hudson and Bruce for CarGo? J Upton? Something like that?

    • Grey

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

  170. KarlJ. says:
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    Grey: I am looking to make a move for some SP rotation depth. I have been offered Jaime Garcia for Ryan Howard who has been sitting in my DL slot all year. I only have a few waiver moves left for the year so I am not sure I want to burn one for Dickey or Oswalt.
    Fair offer or should I shoot for something better for Howard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ., I’d take Garcia… I wouldn’t use a waiver move for either…

  171. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    This just in…

    Halladay to miss 6-8 weeks with a Strained Lat.

    • Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza,

      Tomorrows headline (if I may), Doc KO’ed at Metco, not O.K. (Corral).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cahhhhh-stanza, He should be the headline, but that’s not it…

        • Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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          @Grey,
          Wow, I thought I nailed that headline. Back to remedial Journalism 101.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha… No worries…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza, i wouldnt say JUST in.. but in none the less! Sucks for doc…

      • Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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        @Prezii,

        Sorry for the repeat news. I did a quick Search for Halladay’s name in the comments and didn’t see it posted. Yes it does suck, especially if you are a Sillies fan.

  172. Wilsonian says:
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    Two questions:

    1. Oswalt over Paulino?

    2. What’s the ETA on Drew Storen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, 1. Sure 2. 2 weeks…

  173. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    and a sprinkle of good news…Josh Hamilton is listed in the lineup for tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Nice!

  174. Prezii says:
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    Lotta questions today i guess.. screw quentin, i just dropped moobs adams for morneau yesterday morning.. which i feel is decent, but…. With craig comin back soon i have to drop sum1.. drop infante or morneau to clear up space? OR should i try to get adams back cuz he seems hes found his comfort zone? Id be droppin both and rollin with craig and moobs.. little sketchy?

    Thanx again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, I’d want Adams…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, shitty… Hope no one swoops em up!!

  175. Jason says:
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    I drafted Kedrick in all my leagues. Should I just stick it out, or try to make some deals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason, Depends what you can get for him…

  176. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, would you start Anibal against the Nats? His record against them is good but he didnt pitch well against a poor SF offense last time out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, I would

  177. Horse says:
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    Sorry for all the questions. Think I owe you about 100 daiquiris by now.

    Who wins in this trade:

    Garza for Kenley

    New to the site this year and still getting comfortable with the SNAGOF idea. Is it literally trade any saves for something reasonable?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, No worries… That trade is fair… I’d take Garza… Saves ain’t got no face… Within reason trading saves for anything…

      • Horse says:
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        @Grey, Thanks again. What a rookie mistake – typed SAGNOF wrong above!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries… Keep on keeping on…

  178. harkrider says:
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    Oswalt, Norris or Morrow ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Morrow, Norris…

  179. nightpandas says:
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    Following up on a previous post: (15teams, 7 keepers)

    Give my Reed & Trout for his Kinsler & Burnett.

    Fair? Burnett is not much use as holds are not a cat.

    • Grey

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

      • nightpandas says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! I made the deal.

  180. Sam says:
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    Drop J Montero for MAdams? I have Napoli so it’s just for a UTIL hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  181. harkrider says:
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    Which side

    Lincecum and Walden

    Or

    Marcum and Reed

    I’m assuming Lincecum even though Walden probably won’t save another game this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum but it’s risky…

  182. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking for SP (back to my 16 team question from above). Would you deal Viciedo or Reddick for Gosh’s brother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  183. K!cks says:
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    Parker or Oswalt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswalt

  184. Steve says:
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    Damn damn DAMN! Missed Oswalt in my H2H league by 3 mins.

    DAMN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn damn..:

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      count me among the non-believers .

      • Steve says:
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        @chata, You might be converted if you saw my H2H rotation.

  185. Carlos says:
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    Who do you like at 3b this week from:

    Wiggington, Chisenhall, Seager, Lowrie, P. Alvarez?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  186. Jon says:
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    Would you try to sell “high” on Matt Adams in a keeper league, or is he worth holding onto? I’ve got AGon and Hosmer, as well, so he might be superfluous but obviously off to a great start. What kind of SP, MI, or OF would you look to get back for Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could try for a Hudson level SP… Maybe Krispie… Maybe shoot for Holliday…

  187. K!cks says:
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    For utility spot: Moreland or Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  188. Negatto says:
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    Garza or Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  189. nightpandas says:
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    Altuve for Lahair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  190. chata says:
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    10 minutes of scrolling through , and still couldn’t find the thread .

    anywho :

    Hamilton IS listed as being in tonight’s line-up .
    (i’m still keeping him on my bench)

    hopefully , you’re reading this now , and that my advice/opinion
    didn’t screw things up for you too badly …. (still over an hour until gametime) … whoever you are .

  191. Jon says:
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    Paulino v OAK Fri?
    Drabek v Boston Sat?
    Milone @ KC Sun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start sit start

  192. Poo Holes says:
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    Weaver to the DL with a lower back strain, Garrett Richards getting the call!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, I’m two for two today on breaking news! Also, heard on the radio today that Pedroia was seen leaving the hospital and “did not look happy” and I’m hearing he could be out for at least a month with a thumb injury.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, Poor Sparky Anklebiter…

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, First Crawford, then Bailey, then Smellsbury, now Pedey? Who could possibly be next?

            • Steve says:
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              @Poo Holes, I hope not cos I own him on a couple of teams but Youk has to be at short odds.

              • Poo Holes says:
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                @Steve, If Youk gets hurt it’ll be okay cause I bet ya he’ll be a Phillie in about a month. Does Steve Magic also include healing powers?

                • Steve says:
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                  @Poo Holes, Looking at the number of guys on my teams that are injured, I’d have to say no.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Valentine

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Maybe he sprained it scratching at the cone on his neck.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Hehe

  193. Steve says:
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    Been offered Lincecum for Moore in the 9-team keeper. Existing rotation is :

    Halladay – DL
    Moore
    Marcum
    Latos
    Morrow
    Lilly – DL
    Vogelsong – streamer

    1400 IP limit. I’m not sure what he sold for, but I’d imagine Lince will be prohinitive to keep next year.

    And in a 9 teamer there’s always pitching to be found lying around, so not really feeling it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hold…

  194. Wilsonian says:
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    Got offered two deals.

    1) Give: Reddick
    Get: Josh Johnson

    2) Give: A.Jones/Reddick
    Get: CC/Yoenis

    Leaning towards the first one. BUT would you do the second deal if he dealt Verlander instead of CC?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #1…No…

  195. chunk says:
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    quentin or viciedo?

    Hornitos or Sauza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo… Sauza…

  196. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Keep stashing Bauer or grab Richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Bauer…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Gotcha, thanks!

  197. tom says:
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    Hey Grey

    I am currently stacked in a shallow 10 team H2H league. Looking to make an offer for CarGo. Is my Hunter Pence + Jordan Zimmermann too much? I could swap Zimmermann for Peavy, Anibal, Yovani, Beachy, MadBum, or CJ Wilson…I have too much pitching.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence/Peavy, Pence/Beachy then Pence/Zimm…

  198. Poo Holes says:
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    Angels are actually pulling the “just kidding” card and are asking people to ignore the Weaver DL move. Don’t tell me what to do, Angels! You’re not my mother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And he’s really on the DL now…

  199. chunk says:
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    I know its a tossup Grey but are YOU starting Edwin? you’ve been right his last 2 starts….

    Tempted to bench him and lock in my Samardzjia winnings….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him…

  200. Super Calvin says:
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    First, I love that you used the word “unfortch.” That was great.

    Second, would you drop Goldschmidt for Adams? Would you drop Volquez for Paulino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d make both moves…

  201. Howard says:
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    @Grey Need to drop one to make room for the tractor man. Robertson or League? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… I’d lose Robertson…

    • Howard says:
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      @Howard, My other closers are Rodney, Downs and Wilhelmsen.

      • Howard says:
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        @Howard, The way the closepocalypse has been going any one of those guys can lose their job. It’s best to have a many as possible eh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Downs…

        • Howard says:
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          @Howard, At least if I keep Rodney I’ll have Wilhelmsen’s handcuff. Didn’t I just buy a Wilhelmsen chair at IKEA?

          • Howard says:
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            @Howard, I meant League.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Howard, Ha… Yeah, lose Downs…

  202. paulzone says:
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    would you trade harper for furcal?

    i tried boesch for furcal and he scolded me. beltran maybe?

    i have cozart in an obp league and dead last in steals…current outfield (start 3 positions and 1 any outfielder):

    lf – harper
    cf – kemp
    rf – bruce
    of – beltran
    bench – boesch, gardner (dl), rasmus

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @paulzone, I wouldn’t trade any of those guys for Furcal. Early bird special, highly doubt he’ll be able to keep this up for the year, let alone the rest of next month.

      • paulzone says:
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        @Poo Holes, i tried scherzer and he scoffed. what about lynn?

        we said that about berkman last year and he didn’t slow down until well this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, I wouldn’t trade any of them for Furcal either… Lynn’s about the fairest of the trades you’re proposing…

      • paulzone says:
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        @Grey, who should i target with one of them? thinking gardner will be back soon enough…disgusted with this infield:

        2b-ryan roberts
        ss-cozart
        3b-reynolds (just added for gomes)

        sandoval on dl…

        lynn / harper for hanley or tulo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @paulzone, Try for Tulo or Hanley, but it doesn’t seem realistic… Try and trade Lynn and a smaller piece for Phillips. You gotta get Roberts out of your lineup… Or maybe Harper for A-Rod… I.e., buy low on a vet…. Hard to say what other teams you’d be dealing with need…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @paulzone, Actually scratch that about A-Rod… You have Sandoval… Yeah, go after Phillips or another vet 2nd baseman… Maybe Uggla…

          • paulzone says:
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            @Grey, lynn for kipnis? team has altuve he can play at 2b

            might be able to work phillips…uggla doubtful…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @paulzone, Yeah, get Kipnis…

              • paulzone says:
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                @Grey, the team just accepted lynn/harper for hanley

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @paulzone, Wow, nice!

                  • paulzone says:
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                    @Grey, the last time i made a trade with this owner was the bautista breakout year. i picked bautista off the ww and he was hitting bombs …then he really cooled off to the .220 range and i figured he was done (previous years’ hrs – 13, 3, 12, 15, 16)…hell, he had 20 hr’s already! i needed saves so traded him for Alfredo Simon b/c he was a sp/rp closer at the time. well, bautista went on to hit 54 hrs and 124 rbi’s and simon probably got me 5 saves…this owner probably thinks i am his good luck charm! hopefully, i will end up on the better side of this trade!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @paulzone, Damn… Yeah, hopefully…

  203. KarlJ says:
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    In a vacuum : Reddick or De Aza? I need help in almost all offensive categories ( Batting Avg, Runs Scored, Hrs and RBI’s)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ, Reddick

  204. MrHappyTime says:
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    Would you start Bud Norris this week in Colorado?

    • MrHappyTime says:
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      @MrHappyTime, One more thing, would you drop Fister for Daniel Hudson? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, I wouldn’t start Norris… I’d lose Fister for Hudson…

  205. Alio says:
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    Grey, looking for SP depth…thoughts on Encarnacion for Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alio, It’s fair…

  206. Steve says:
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    Break out the porn. Matsui just went deep.

    • Grey

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

  207. Wolfpack says:
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    Goldscmidt or M. Adams @ 1B??
    Would you drop Span or Fowler to grab A. Gordon off WW??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wolfpack, Adams… Span…

  208. Howard says:
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    I’m a be-Nava!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Ha!

  209. nightpandas says:
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    drop JD Mart for Chisenhall

    Altuve for Freeman fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Yes… I’d take Freeman…

  210. chata says:
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    damn .
    picked up parker for my rcl league (dropped cahill) , last night ,
    and apparently didn’t activate him .

    why bother ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Dah

  211. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    do you like pettitte’s chances tonight ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Sorry, was doing the podcast…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        s’ok .
        him , i did start .

  212. Steve says:
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    Would u drop Moreland to pick up Carlos Quentin or Chris young on waivers?
    Missed on morse..someone just picked him up
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Young…

  213. Sam says:
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    Is Dickey worth keeping in a 10 team H2H? I picked him up as a streamer 2 starts ago and haven’t been able to bring myself to drop him. He’s my #8 starter, behind Cap and Moore, so I currently don’t have a streaming spot.

    • Steve says:
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      @Sam, A streaming Dickey? Might want to get that looked at.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Ha

      • Sam says:
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        @Steve, Haha. Almost asked if Dickey was worth holding but thought better of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, I’d stream it…

  214. letsgobravos says:
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    Viciedo with another big game going. 3/4 with another homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yup… Monster…

  215. Wilsonian says:
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    Which trade would you rather do:

    Give: Reddick
    Get: Moore

    OR

    Give: Reddick
    Get: Josh Johnson

    Need SPs. Have some expendable OF bats. What’s the consensus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Tough call… Moore…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Kinda what I’m thinking. Got both offers on the table right now. I just have to accept one. Does it matter in a keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Moore…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, I mean definitely Moore then…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, I probably wouldn’t keep him (have his slightly better teammate in Price). Plus we only keep 5 and I have Tulo, Lawrie, A.Jones, Stanton as pretty much guarantees. If that means anything to ya.

            • mc serch says:
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              @Wilsonian, in non-keeper I go Johnson because i think he will be better ros, in keeper I go Moore…you may think you have 5 locked up now but things can change…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @mc serch, I’m trying to win now. I’ve been slowly creeping up the standings (went from 15th to 11th out of 16). I think my team is very solid and I’m trying to win. I like Moore a little more in the long haul, but agree that JJ will probably be better this season. So it’s a tough call.

  216. chata says:
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    hamilton is now 4 for 23 vs vargas … with 3 home runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Crazy

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yeah .
        how does nolan ryan not extend this guy’s contract ?

        texas is a big place , but i’m guessing that hamilton is the only
        one who could defeat ryan in a gubernatorial race .
        wonder how Rudy would vote .

  217. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Anyone watching the As game? Parker look as good as the zeroes he’s putting on the board? Any f’n chance in the GD world he can get a single friggin’ run of support?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Just finished the podcast, haven’t watched… How’d Anibal do tonight?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, 7 SO innings and the W. 5 Ks. Not too shabby.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Nice!

  218. Steve says:
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    The closer they get to the 9th in Boston, the more stupid Bobby’s V’s decision to use Aceves in a 7-2 game yesterday is looking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah… Really dopey…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        bobby v recognizes that aceves is not really a closer .
        he’s just the guy that he’s stuck with .

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Got my own “not a save situation” agita going on with Janssen right now. Four run lead… couldn’t let someone else give up a 2 run HR to Jones and then bring in Janssen for the save?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Kazaam!

  219. chata says:
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    ogando revving it up , tonight …. 94-97 mph .
    prolly trying to prove he should have oswalt’s spot/money .

  220. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Ian Kennedy available off waivers. I’ve got Votto at 1st and am stashing Rizzo. Drop Rizzo for Kennedy? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Drop Rizzo for him…

  221. Joel says:
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    Grey: I have no LF now that Avery got demoted. I have Aramis at 3B, w Panda on DL. I’m being offered Matt Joyce for Panda and Lance Lynn. I can do better for those two, right? or should I take it? Joyce is a three year keeper, Panda a one year. THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, You should do better…

  222. elwood blues says:
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    NL Only 4×4 Keeper League. Injuries have wrecked my team (at least that’s what I’m blaming) so I’m already looking to move my soon-to-be free agents..Desmond and Niese (will both be free agents) for Dee Gordon $5 and Billingley $8 (have to do match-up trades ss for ss, p for p etc)

    giving up too much ? about right for Gordon? look elsewhere?

    • elwood blues says:
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      @elwood blues, i already tried gordon and bauer, but was turned down..

      • elwood blues says:
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        @elwood blues, other targets I am looking to acquire and might need Desmond for Arenado and Rizzo (but as I mentioned Sunday – that owner wants the world for Rizzo)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @elwood blues, I’d take Rizzo or Gordon for Desmond…

  223. Mike says:
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    Quentin,francoer,or Chris Davis for utility spot

    • Hats for Bats says:
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      @Mike, Frenchy is hot right now , and you can quote Mugatu on that. But IMO Quentin gets on base and bats 4th, so you could do worse. Either or, but no Davis. That’s just my thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Frenchy

    • chata says:
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      @Mike,

      davis might hit 30 home runs this year and his average is hovering
      around .300 .

      too many issues with quentin .

      • mc serch says:
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        @chata, i agree…been riding davis for weeks now….kinda reminds me of a. gordons season last year

  224. elwood blues says:
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    I also need to pick up a pitcher.. I know Eovaldi just gave up a bomb, but he’s on my list.

    Eovaldi, Wang, Camp, or Ondrusek? How would you rank ‘em.
    I need to replace Medlen while ATL streches out his arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, Eovaldi, Ondrusek

  225. Wilsonian says:
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    Steve must have benched Bruce tonight…

    • Steve says:
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      @Wilsonian, Nope. And loving every minute. Happy to take the credit, though.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Steve, haha, good to hear. He’s got more hits tonight than he has the rest of May. (maybe not, but it seems like it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Steve Magic!

  226. mc serch says:
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    heyward for garza…who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, Heyward…Close though…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, Killing me Smalls! I needed the pitching so i pulled trigger to stack Garza behind MBum, JZimm and DHud…Heyward was in Ut spot that will be occupied by C. Davis going forward, with Boesch and Reynolds backing up *muttering oath under breath*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @mc serch, That’s fine then…I said it was close, didn’t know he was a UTIL guy or the other option to fill in for him…

          • mc serch says:
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            @Grey, ok thanks *climbing back in from window ledge* …. btw, I saw moonrise kingdom yesterday, if you dig anything wes anderson has done you should check it…i’m kinda a sucka for a sappy coming of age story, but it was really awesome

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Talked about it on Monday… Great film…

  227. debar says:
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    H2H points league – In addition to Sale, should I sell on Samardzija now too? Is a top-10 outfielder or a top-25 SP unreasonable expectations in a 2-for-1 trade? Thinking someone like CJ Wilson or J-Up or Melky?

    Team:
    Bum, Anibal, Gio, Jaime Garcia, Scherzer + weekly 2-start streamers
    Hanrahan, Jansen
    Jesus Montero, Konerko, Uggla, Bautista, Reyes, Braun, Trout, OF Kendrick, U Lawrie
    Bench – Berkman & Desmond Jennings both on DL right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @debar, You’re not going to get Upton or Wilson for Samardzija, but if you can, by all means… Melky sounds about right….

      • debar says:
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        @Grey, I was thinking both Sale & Samardzija for J-Up or CJ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try it, I’d take them in that order…

  228. Dynasty League Trade Offer

    who do you want grey

    Yu Darvish For Matt Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Moore

  229. Steve says:
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    C’mon Bruce – round it off with a donk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yes, please!

  230. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Two quick preguntas from sunny southern Arizona. 1) Drop AJP for Avila on the WW? 2) Drop the rotting carcass of Rickie Weeks for Altuve, Beckham or Espinosa? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Hold 2) Espinosa

    • chata says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff,

      espinosa is in danger of losing ab’s .

  231. knighttown says:
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    I’m here for my annual (if annual means monthly) checkup. I’m in first place with between 90-100 points in my 12 team, daily league with normal 5×5. Been 10+ on HR, RBI, Runs, Avg, Saves (somehow) and K’s. Solid 8 on SB, ERA, WHIP but only 5.5 on wins. Although it’s better than the alternative I realize I’ve been a bit lucky on injuries and have both Hamilton, Jones and now Konerko going bonkers. I’m thinking I might be a little worse than I appear so it might be the time to make some moves.

    Thoughts on what I need to upgrade and who you might target?

    C-Doumit
    CI- Konerko, Lawrie, Hosmer (Longoria-DL)
    MI- Andrus, Uggla, Espinosa (Utley-DL)
    OF- Hamilton, Jones, J-Up, Harper, Boesch, Blanco
    Util- Betemit (Rizzo)
    SP- Anibal, Gosh, Gallardo, Latos, J-Zimm, Scherzer, Paulino
    RP- Myers, Reed, Benoit, Wilhelmsen

    I built saves early and traded Kenley and Casilla for Gallardo and Gosh so I might slip there…but SAGNOF.

    Thoughts anyone?

    • mc serch says:
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      @knighttown, looks like a strong squad to me, team should be named The Alchemist for the way you turned those brain freezes into Johnson and Gallardo …will be chasing saves and possibly steals but will get a nice boost when Longo comes back and hopefully Hos turns it around (and Lawrie wakes up)…methinks you stand pat unless you feel theres another team in your league that is more stacked

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you play Lawrie or Hosmer? Your team looks crazy solid but you could upgrade your OF… The end of it doesn’t look great…

  232. Steve says:
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    The big story of the day has to be Homer Bailey’s performance.

    And the fact that he did it while I was starting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No Magic needed…

  233. chata says:
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    fuentes is a fish .

  234. Prezii says:
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    “Oh no not fuentes!” God hes terrible….

  235. Wilsonian says:
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    Looks like that Trumbo for Zobrist deal has worked out real well…for the guy that got Trumbo from me…

  236. Steve says:
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    Is that enough for Fuentes to lose job? I guess I need to handcuff with cook now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t hurt…

  237. mc serch says:
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    Frazier’s down to Heimlich!….if Dusty’s toothpick ever gets lodged sideways, we know Ludwick’s not gonna get the save :-).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toothpick problems…

  238. Kratos says:
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    2 catch league. Get McCann give Harper. My of are cargo, melky, frenchy, Gordon, Scott, djennings. Have mauler and Rosario at catch. Leaning accept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, not sure why you need another catcher though…

      • Kratos says:
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        @Grey, McCann to replace Rosario. Lateral move?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not lateral, can’t you use Harper to upgrade somewhere else?

  239. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    What’s fair value for Matt Holliday in a 12 team mixed? i need pitching and have gotten one for one offers of Shields and Josh Johnson.

    Do you think point shares is a good way to figure out trade values?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Point Shares works… I’d want more for Holliday though… Unless you’re crowded at OF and really need an SP…

  240. chata says:
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    freakin’ vin scully .
    he just drones on and on .
    but if you listen carefully , you can pick out some interesting shizz that you
    wouldn’t hear elsewhere .
    you just have to do a lot of filtering .

    vin scully …. something for everybody .

  241. 240p says:
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    What’s the deal with Eovaldi? I didn’t put much stock in him since he was making the jump from AA to the Majors and had a fairly blah FIP/xFIP this season, but he appears to have put up a good start. Any chance he sticks in the majors and puts up an ERA under 4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Highly unlikely without some luck… NL-Only guy for now…

  242. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Trumbo or Capuano? Think Trumbo will continue to be solid the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trumbo…

  243. chata says:
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    kemp … 1-4 tonight …. coming off the dl .
    well , he certainly wasn’t going to hit .360 this year , but i don’t think
    his drop-off will be as precipitous as chris young’s , by any means .

    young owners had the classic “sell-high” set-up , prior to his dl stint .
    and plenty of time to pull it off .

    i may be mis-remembering , but i believe i endured an 0 for 22 stretch ,
    a few years back .

  244. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    3 SP going today – Jax, Parker, Tweet (“Vogelsong” means “bird song” in German)

    19.2 IP, 2 ER, 15 K… 3 QS, 0 W… now 38 QS to just 20 W on the season…

    FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, not easy to do…

  245. Joan Chen says:
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    Grey,

    Couple of quick keeper questions:

    I give my Adam Jones/Adam Dunn for Joey Votto (10 team keeper, H2H, would keep Votto next year as 8th round pick or if no trade goes through, keep Adam Jones in same spot. Offensive catagories are OPS, K, R, RBI, AVG, SB, HR). I have Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Adams, and Rizzo waiting on the bench at 1st, and Kemp, Chris Young, Drew Stubbs, Desmond Jennings, and Gonzalez eligible to play OF)

    I give my Adam Jones/Marcum for Matt Cain/Carlos Quentin (I just lost Halladay and would really like an ace to anchor a staff of Anibal, Vogelsong, Marcum, Santana, Zimmerman. I also have Trevor Bauer on bench and Feliz on the DL that may help later in the season. Catagories are W/L, ERA, WHIP, K, Net SVs, K/BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like either deal…

      • Joan Chen says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for your input, I’ll stay the course.

  246. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: I know it’s a little early, but trying to get a head start on the ww. Which of these two start options do you like for next week if any?

    Smyly (Vs cle, @cin)
    H. Bailey (Vs pit, vs det)
    Vargas (@laa, Vs lad)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  247. Kratos says:
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    Raul or Q? 5 of league.

  248. steve says:
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    quentin or Moreland ROS?

  249. Mike says:
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    do u like Trevor Bauer over Paulino and Samardzia ROS?
    Thinking if i should pick him up soon and drop one of them
    Thanks

  250. Mike says:
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    Trevor Bauer over Paulino or Samardzia?
    Thinking if I should pick him up and drop one
    Thanks

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