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The Cardinals traded for one of the most unreliable starters this year, Justin Masterson and his 5.51 ERA.  Ouch.  The Cardinals fell asleep and the Indians drew a shaft and balls on their forehead.  People are snickering at you, Cardinals, because you have a shaft and balls on your head.  Unless it’s a non-Leaning Tower of Pisa that is partially obscuring a tractor trailer so all we’re seeing is its giant wheels.  Then, it’s a lovely scenic landscape, but you still got had.  This saves the Brewers a lot of trouble because I heard they were going to trade for Masterson and then ‘accidentally’ leave him behind on their next road trip to St. Louis.  No reason to obfuscate, my dear Milwaukee friends.  Masterson gets a slight uptick in value just going to the NL, but he needs to prove he’s healthy and able to throw a Quality Start before I’d start him anywhere.  So, he’s gone from a Waiver Wire guy, to an On My Bench Until He Shows Something guy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Wacha – Will undergo an MRI on Monday and, depending on its results, will start throwing.  So Wacha Wacha want?  Good MRI results and hope that he comes back in September.  So Wacha Wacha is realistic?  Wacha returns for the last two weeks of the season, throwing from the bullpen.

Clayton Richard – Signed a minor league deal with the D’Backs.  He’ll be returning from AC joint surgery, and could be ready by September.  He’ll need his AC in tip-top if he’s going to be in Arizona.  People be dyin’ from the heat there, right, playa?  I wasn’t talking to you.  I was talking to a Spanish beach.

Eric Chavez – Retired from baseball.  He’s going to go into comedy full-time under the name DL Usually.

Wade Miley – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K.  Could there be a worse line for a 0.00 ERA?  Rhetorical!

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3), now hitting near-.375 in the last week with two homers.  When Gregorius D.I.D. bust his bat, after a few months of takin’ dirt naps, he’s all that, where my middle infielder at?  Give that other guy the boot, the boot!  Pick up, pick up, it’s a pick up, pick up.  And I’m beatin’ you to waivers if you got the hiccups, hiccups.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Au Shizz!  On a side note, I got an email from relatives in Israel (relatives I didn’t even know I had; they should’ve sent a wedding gift though.  You feel me?  Okay, now stop.), and this relative sent me a family tree that dates back to the 1600s.  Seriously.  The family tree was a Word document and was 17 pages in length.  (Someone’s got time on their hands, right?)  I bring it up now because there were some Goldschmidts on the document.  I thought just maybe I was related to Au Shizz, so I started Googling some great-great-grandfather names and whatnot, and it turns out my great-grandfather’s uncle’s second cousin’s brother-in-law twice removed is Einstein!  No, not Einstein Bagel’s, smart guy.  Albert Einstein.  Slightly more disconcerting is I’m distantly related to my wife.  We’re trailer park Jews!

Alfredo Simon – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Say what you want about his methods, but holding his FIP at gunpoint has proven worthwhile.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  That homer got out of there in a hurry.  It must’ve taken one good look at Mesoraco.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Unlike the beauty of an ERA Stroman’s pulling out of his top hat, Gausman’s pitching much closer to a rookie with ups and downs.  Against a top offense like the Not Near Los Angeles Los Angeles Angels, though, still very solid.  Gonna be fun to watch Gausman next year, and hopefully not sarcastically fun like Gerrit Cole this year.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer and 2nd in as many games.  Be sweet as Gillaspie if Jones stayed hot for the next two months.  Sure be sweet.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Ended up making his line look a lot more digestible than it was when he gave up four runs after four innings.  Was a tough matchup on the road, and I still like him, and so does the Stream-o-Nator.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  God bless your stupid little face you Gyorkoff, I love you, please get hot for two months like last year.  Hey, maybe his early season slump was the plantar fasciitis.  Whatevs!  Just get hot!

Yangervis Solarte – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .364 on the Padres.  Yes, I have mentioned him like three days in a row.  That could only mean one thing, Yangervis isn’t just a Swedish name for a leg of lamb, it’s a hot schmotato.  Hey, the full meal!

Will Venable – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Is it me or do the Padres get hot every year around this time?  Maybe we should ask a Padre fan.  Oh, there’s the pickle.

Jesse Hahn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Only four or nine more starts for him this year, depending on what the unflappable Bud Black is flapping on about today.

Jimmy Rollins – 1-for-1 and his 15th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Yesterday’s homer was a pinch-hit shot, so I’ll say it for you — sonavabench!

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 29th steal, hitting over .350 in the last week.  I like him for SAGNOF, so don’t take this the wrong way, but he’s hitting leadoff with a .300+ average and he’s only on pace for 65 runs.  Wow, that could be some kind of you-don’t-want-this-record record (stutterer!).

Zack Wheeler – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He has a 1.87 ERA in the 2nd half in 19 1/3 IP.  Last year, he had a 3.38 ERA in the 2nd half in 72 IP.  Don’t know what it is, but as the summer wears on, Wheeler finds his footing.  “Did someone say footy?!”  No, Guy Decked Out In Diadora.

Juan Lagares – 3-for-5, 1 run, and his 3rd steal.  I actually own this schmohawk so I would know if he was suddenly hot, and he’s not.  Not yet, at least.  He does have three straight games with a hit, but too early to say much more.  If he does get hot, he should move up in the lineup, so make like a cyclops with a monocle.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Only seven less homers, six less RBIs and five more runs than Rollins.  Lowercase yay.

Ruben Tejada – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Reports were saying the Mets were offering Tejada to teams and willing to accept back anywhere from a major league player to a half-used toilet paper roll from a sperm bank.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, and five homers in his last eight games.  Hopefully this Duda streak continues and we don’t see any skid marks.

David Price – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Should’ve gave up another five runs and the Cards might’ve shown some interest.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.38.  This year YoGa’s been as fine as Kate Upton in stretchy pants, which makes sense since this is the first year in I can’t remember how long that I don’t own him.  FMFBBL!

Martin Maldonado – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs.  Fun fact!  His great uncle is Candy Maldonado, Martin’s nickname is M & M and his Mom has seven cavities.  Stay away from the sweets, Chewy Sugarstein!

Felix Doubront – Cubs acquired him from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.  Not a bad trade for the Red Sox since they said they would’ve taken a half-eaten doughnut to be named later.

Travis Wood – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 11 Ks, raising his ERA to 5.10.  So, a man with a wooden eye walks into a bar and sees a girl with big ears on the dance floor.  He’s feeling self-conscious about his wooden eye and his fantasy team, but he’s told the girl with big ears knows her stuff and can help him. So, he goes up to her and asks her if she’d stream Wood.  She replies, “Would I?”  And he says, “Eff you, Dumbo!”

Luis Valbuena – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Not bad for Valbuena, or as he’s known around Chicago, Placeholder 3B.

Brett Anderson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Remarkably, he was not hurt at any point during the game.  I cannot speak for when he woke up today.

Michael McKenry – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Too bad no one told us that if you drafting the Rockies catcher you needed to Frankenstein in Wichael McArio.

Josh Willingham – 1-for-3 and a slam (11) and legs (1).  Wow, that’s surprising.  At 35 years old, the Other White Meat makes one of those Living Statues look fast.

Danny Duffy – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  I’m sorry that egregious, Jackie Chiles.  I would not go anywhere near him.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer and 2nd in as many games.  I kinda feel like Big Donkey could come out of retirement in thirty years and hit a home run.  Assuming he can find a flying car big enough to bring him to the park.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4.  Ah, Dunn-Eaton, how it was meant to be.  Any the hoo!  Eaton’s on hot schmotato alert!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.27.  Bit surprised to see him lifted after only 98 pitches.  Since Max Scherzer sounds like a character from a Michael Chabon novel, maybe he needed to get back to his shtetl for supper.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He reminds me of what I’m going to say about Bogaerts in 187 words.  It’s pretty good.  You’re almost there.  Keep going… Hmm, now more like 198 words.

Brandon Workman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. Mark Buehrle (6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks).  This matchup was billed as Workman vs. Workman-like.  Such a blue collar, salt of the earth matchup, the Boston fans (let’s call them teamsters) loved it, and only wanted to break for three cigarettes all game.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting near .350 in the last week with a homer on Tuesday.  In the very big picture, he’s still a solid prospect going into next year.  In the slightly smaller big picture, he’s been disappointing this year.  In the smallest picture, he’s been hitting well this past week.  See, with Bogaerts, it’s just the pictures that got small.

Anthony Gose – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th steal, and 5th steal in the last 8 games.  He’s the Gose that laid the golden SAGNOF!

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.30.  Solid bounce back start after getting killed by the Padres.  Guess that was a human sacrifice.  Or maybe just chronocide for us.

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks vs. the Krazy Braves.  Great pitcher meets a team with a .215 hitting leadoff hitter and voila, snitches!

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer and 3rd homer in two games.  That’s mighty nice of him to start hitting for the zombie team in your H2H league just as you have to face it, right?

Brad Hand – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Yesterday, there were two Woods starting, but only one Hand.  Hmm…

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 and a slam (24) and legs (10).  Only twelve more homers to go!  Thank God, he finally hit another homer.  I was considering breaking my court-sanctioned 500-foot distance.  I’m guessing my Good Luck Selfie Noodes reached his in-box safely.  Speaking of which, in this Friday’s Buy/Sell, some of the commenters have decided to make it Reveal Thyself Avatar Day.  Everyone will be putting their real picture as their avatar, so join us.  Please no noodes.

Jordany Valdespin – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer this week.  Hey, it’s the guy with a name that sounds like it was created by a Harry Potter Character Generator.  About a week ago, Valdespin started receiving everyday at-bats, and has been hitting.  Still too early for all mixed leagues, but I’d grab him in deeper leagues.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.74.  Roark’s making all fantasies come true!  He should probably be owned in all leagues at this point, but, if he’s not, the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start and I agree.

Denard Span – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th and 20th steals.  Span and Ben Revere should start a crime-fighting duo, The SAGNOF’ers.  Suckas Ain’t Got No Faces!  As they take out some suckas.  Not for dinner.  Like take out take out.  Oh, forget it.

Drew Storen – 1 IP, 2 ER and the save, as Rafael Soriano had the day off after throwing (miserably) the game prior.  Soriano’s still the closer, but if you’re desperate for saves, it wouldn’t be nuts to handcuff Storen in honor of the release of Let’s Be Cops.  This is the first comedy all year I’m excited about seeing.  For serious.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer and 4th homer in the last three games.  Gardner’s sowing the seeds of love!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Since Ellsbury is one of three Native American baseball players, the fact he homered off a Texas Ranger feels well-deserved.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Colby Lewis (7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks).  Both starters were key figures in the 2010 League Championship Series, which is to say, dammit we’re getting old.  Can we stop that now?

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-3.  Speaking of old, his agent called him to see if he’d start going by Chuckie Beltran just to sound younger.

Dallas Keuchel – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA back down to 2.97.  The last month you needed to exercise some patience with Keuchel (which could get you locked up in some countries), but he looks like he’s back to being a solid fantasy starter.  I’d definitely grab him again if he’s out there.

Jason Hammel – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Jeez, he’s been lousy since the trade.  Hammel went from Mark to Dorothy, which isn’t that uncommon for people moving from Chicago to the Bay Area.

Jon Singleton – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Gon Homerton!  Now has two hits in the last week and two homers.  The whole Astros team is crazy with ‘nothing but Ks and homers.’  If that’s a ‘thing.’  Hey, ‘quotes’ are ‘fun.’  I’d grab Homerton if you need power, but you’ll need to deal with the 0-for-15, 14 Ks stretches.

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Wow, I think this game was about 35 minutes long.  I went to walk my dog during the 4th inning and got back for the last out.  And I only walk my dog fifteen feet and back!  Though I do have a pimp limp.  Not only is Kluber’s ERA down to 2.61, but his xFIP is 2.70, his K-rate is 9.7 and his walk rate is 1.9.  His difference between his K-rate and walk rate is nearly 8!  He kinda reminds me of another Indians pitcher that scuffled for a bit, then became terrific, Cliff Lee.  At this point, I’m not sure how Kluber isn’t in the top 10 starters next year.  For realies.

Dan Uggla – Giants are likely to release him about a week after they signed him.  Ray Durham must’ve came on the market.

Tim Lincecum – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  That’s two starts in a row now where he’s looked awful.  In shallower mixed leagues, I’d lose him until he starts going back to smoking hitters and away from PCP (Pretty Crappy Pitching).

Michael Morse – 2-for-3, 1 RBI.  After homering on Tuesday, he’s now hit in 8 of his last ten games (though most days it’s the 1-for-4 variety).  As we know from April Grey, Morse could get crazy hot.  Or as he’d say, slash slash dot.

Jordy Mercer – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  70’s Disco Voice, singing, “Jordache’s got the look that’s right… The Jordache look… Ah…”  Tight close-up of a butt, show horse head on butt, spin out and dissolve.  Great, let’s go again, but, this time, don’t reveal it’s Jordy Mercer’s butt until the end.

Josh Harrison – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 4th day in a row with a homer.  Harrison is only 27 days away from homering in more consecutive days than his great-great grandfather managed to stay alive as president.

From Around The Web

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    damn jansen blew the greinke win though

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that blows

      • pickleball says:
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        @Mike: i own them both. despicable performance from kenley costing me both a win and save in the same game

    • true and correct says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: he sucks. Trade him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Yup, was waiting for that game to end to finish the post… Stupid Jansen

  2. J-FOH says:
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    and win a free t-shirt if you are voted the best avi by the other commenters

    • Prez!! says:
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      @J-FOH: wait, are we really doing a contest here? i dont have a footlong pubic beard or carpet cape or anything like that so… how is this being judged? better yet, who is this being judged by? does grey have some sort of attractiveness evaluator like he does baseball? should i do something cool in my selfie like stand on a tall building? there is some geese down the street, i could take a picture with them? i got a lot of questions here… really would just want to take a selfie and put it on but now you guys have to make it a fkin draftkings gravatar friday and shit.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Prez!!: there are no rules of judgement, whatever tickles our fancy and I’m not 100% sure Grey is down on the t-shirt. FYI: I did not wer a carpet, I believe it was a polo but the Guru added the robe when he doctored my picture.

        • prez says:
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          @J-FOH: well im pretty not awesome looking.. So i guess im taking it with the geese! Wheres brooke? He can judge off attractiveness!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @prez: thats the beauty of the selfie, at the right angle anyone can look good. Trust me, I use twitter

            • prez says:
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              @J-FOH: yeah women can do that (and its wrong! So wrong!) … But guys? Im not saying im unattractive… But uhhh, im not a character off lord of the rings by any means..

              • J-FOH says:
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                @prez: I’m hideous unless you’re drunk

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…writers in on this?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: no, you have only your shame to loe and the respect of the readers to gain….I think

      • prez says:
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        @Mike: you can if you want i would say!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: What are you judging people on? Their attractiveness?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: the awesomeness of their avi with special points for great mustache. I’m shallow yo’s

        • prez says:
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          @J-FOH: i have a beard but its more along the lines of pathetic rather than awesome.. Ive been growing it for a couple weeks and see all these full furry faces makes me want to shave it off……

  3. J-FOH says:
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    He can be cooler if he was chaz beltran

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  4. ML says:
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    Hey..In a salary cap dynasty league where we take players’ real life salary into consideration. I just got offered Heyward, prado, tom koehler, Chad Qualls, Drew Smyly for Kluber, Reddick, Casilla, Leake, and Cameron Maybin. Just lost Ryan Zimmerman to injury so Prado would help. Should I accept?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like it. Tough to lose Kluber but Heyward and Smyly are nice pieces and I’m done with Maybin.

    • james says:
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      @ML:

      Sounds like a fun league. Prado is overpaid by several million, so that hurts a fair bit. but he does take maybins 5m per off your hands.

  5. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Can anyone add an avatar?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: Go to gravatar.com. Pretty self-explanatory from there.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @SteveNZ: Hey Steve! Thanks a million for the gravatar info. Here’s my mugshot to wit! I’m in Lebanon, need a nose job so bite me if you don’t like it. I’ll take a new pic after my planned nose job in October.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Lebanon MO, or that other one. either way be careful.

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @goodfold2: that one, the one with a border to the north and east Syria and to the south Israel.

            Cheers,
            Ante

  6. The Thumb says:
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    Amazing write up today Grey

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Hey, Grey!

    Gr8 read, man!

    On Greinke, please be aware that in the Florida Penitentiary System snitches get stitches.

    On Brett Anderson, I like what I see thus far. Last start @ PIT, most recent start in Coors – more or less similar positive results. Next similar start and he’s mine. The RP/SP would be gr8 for fantasy playoffs too.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreed

  8. David Niven says:
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    Obfuscate?

    Jesus. I think that’s illegal in Arizona.

  9. SteveNZ says:
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    The word ‘footy’ appears in a Razzball round-up. The world could end tomorrow and it would be ok.

    • OhYu8JuanChoo says:
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      @SteveNZ: Wait hang on, end-of-world real inconvenient right now. I need to see the Waratahs get their butts kicked on Saturday first…and E5 might be back in my lineup soon… and then there’s my Boks against your guys in Sept…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

  10. For the record, I do not own Matt Kemp in any league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nicely done

  11. Zach says:
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    Any chance you drop Choo for Avisail Garcia (making 1st rehab appearance Friday)?

    Dynasty League.

    I have the bats to leave Garcia on my bench while I wait for him to get the call-up back to Chitown.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds fine, not sure one will be that much better than the other ROS

  12. Mike says:
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    Is Wong worth the wait? Seems like my whole team is slumping this week…

    • james says:
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      @Mike:

      i keep hearing pedrioa 2.0 about him, but the reality is that you can name any 2b prospect that was recently called up and have the same upside. That seems to be the mold of the current 2b (10-20hr power, 15-25sb speed). Alcantara, Odor and Wong all have really close upsides.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @james: i didn’t know odor had that speed projection.

      • Psychedelic Floyd says:
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        @james: Ya but of all of the 2B prospects called up, Wong was definitely the closest to his full potential right now, where Odor, Alcantara etc are all a year or two away at least from hitting their full potential in game action. But shit just look at Rendon, he was supposed to be great right away too and took almost a full year of at bats coming into this year for him to reach his stride. People need to be patient with these prospects, expecting every 20 year old who gets called up to just start going off right away and never hit a slump is just ridiculous.

  13. Before the deadline says:
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    I am working on a trade in my keeper/contract league and wanted to know your thoughts on it. Tulo’s absence has hurt my team and I am currently starting Rutledge and A. Escobar for SS and MI. I am also looking to bolster my pitching staff in the move. So…I offered my 1st and 5th round draft picks, along with A. Bradley (3 year contract @ $1) for Dee Gordon, Strasburgh and a wild card (wc= an extra player–without a contract–who I can keep from my current roster). Any concerns with the players? What about trading draft picks? Thanks.

    • Before the deadline says:
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      @Before the deadline: To clarify…Gordon is $1 and Strasburg is $16. My current wild cards are Tulo and Harper with the potential for the third wc to be used on Frazier, Gordon, or Strasburg.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        sounds good

  14. fausto says:
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    Grabbed boniface in the hopes that he gets traded and is crowned SAGNOF king of 2014.
    Gotta lose a MI.
    PICK 3 to keep for counting stats ROS(redraft league)
    Alcantera(2b/of)
    JJ Hardy(ss)
    Lowrie(2b/ss)
    Kendrick(2b)
    I have hardy as batty call for thurs. I got him for nothing, plus hes my stream spot.
    What say the perts?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @fausto: jj hardly for sure is a drop.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep Alky, Kendrick, Lowrie

      • james says:
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        @Mike:

        JJ Hardy, what happened. you were such a great power hitter from a power less position, then you stopped hitting homers

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, kind of a sudden dropoff

  15. Robert says:
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    ROS:
    A. Cabrera, J. Rutledge, Gyroko, Infante, or Alcantara. just dropped Infante for Gyroko, hoping to pick up Alcantara.
    Is Alcantara, Rutledge, Gyroko, Cabrera, Infante seem like right order.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Robert: Sounds good. I’m kinda waiting a week to see if Jedd is back or he’s just Gyorkoing me around again

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        he’s on a short schedule for next week .

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds about right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Arismendy, Gyorko

  16. J-Money says:
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    Morning playas,

    Who do you feel better about in your MI spot?

    Hill, Gyorko, Segura or Alcides?

    Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @J-Money: Segura and Alcides, although I’m madly in love with both

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Money: Morning! Agree with others

  17. Matt says:
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    Chasing saves, 15 man roto league, is Zeigler a good speculative add? Dbacks have been rumored to deal Reed while maintaining thay Ziggy is untouchable

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Matt: Their confidence in Reed is way down from where it was to start the year obviously. In a 15 teamer, you may wanna get Ziegler even if he doesn’t get the closer gig (yet).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, he’s a good spec add

  18. Bob says:
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    Just wanted to give a big FU to Jay Bruce, Chris Davis, and Carlos Gonzalez for tricking me into a false hope that some resemblance of production might be around the corner. Turds…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bob: I believe it’s called the Attitude Adjustment now

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I hear ya

      • Matt says:
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        @Mike: any chance Davis gets on an August hot streak?

  19. eli_person says:
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    Stream Ventura?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @eli_person: For sure. He went from ownable to streamable, so that trend isn’t so great, but at home vs. Minny? That might work for ya

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  20. Gdangit Masterson's says:
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    As for catchers, who more ownable @ this point? Navarro, Gomes or Montero…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Gdangit Masterson’s: Me andddddddddddd…Yanny, Yanny Gomes! Yanny Gomes, Yanny Gomes, Yanny Gomes. We had a thingggggggggg going on…

      Really like Montero too, but yeah, Gomes

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Gomes

  21. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only, give beckett one more chance at not being shitty, before dropping him for c.anderson? feels like shit to watch some dude just ahead of me in standings reap rewards of picking up liriano (drafted by me as my ace, along with bailey) and holding him since early june. don’t want to see somebody else get rich off me since it’s not like these pitchers are just laying around out there. others include b.anderson/cahill/kendrick/fausto carmona/wada/nuno/e-jax/flande. really should i hold beckett over all of those for now? anderson just seems best of that lot.

    Reply

  22. John E. Depth says:
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    Yeah, my 11-5 squad fighting for a playoff bye is getting manhandled on offense by the 8-8 team with Kemp in the H2H. Trade him to Seatlle, Dodger

    In a 12 team pretty competitive league where pretty good hitters like Granderson, Butler, Span are available but crappy pitchers like Vogelsong and Kuroda are owned. For example I dropped Locke before he went to Coors last week thinking I could get him back this week and he was snapped up immediately. Last year I was able to stream decent guys all year against the same league and end up winning handily. Is this having to do with all the pitching injuries this year or just smarter league mates? And if injuries are the case, do we start to value top of the line starting pitchers even less than hitters in the draft than now ?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @John E. Depth: Seems like pitchers are piquing interest in your league. “A good bat is better than a good arm” is a tired fantasy cliche, but it’s so true. I was just thinking about my team, and four of the 15 pitchers on my squad I drafted (2 on the DL…that’s why that number is laughably high)…that’s a fairly low %. I’ve really been able to just stay on top of it and luck into a few guys (Garrett Richards? I mean really? Haha)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      people love pitching

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Mike:

        long balls
        fast balls
        who loves ‘em , baby ?

  23. John E. Depth says:
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    Oh and…would you drop Hammels for Masterson?

    • Pewter City says:
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      @John E. Depth: Hammel? or Hamels?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, he should be a little better in the NL

  24. Robert says:
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    ROS: Keuchel or Odorizzi?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Robert: That’s a tie, which is a much more diplomatic response than I have no effing clue

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha flip a coin. I’d lean Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Odorizzi, same diff

  25. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    which one of these gets dropped in 20 teamer with extra cats being BB/K’s/OPS/total bases/slugging
    kike/coghlan/cron/gose. need steals so i grabbed gose. it appears coghlan may have turned back into himself.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Coghlan

  26. papasmurf says:
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    Genghis Hahn strikes again! You know he’s got the mojo when even the Padres offense come alive when he pitches.

    Damn I almost streamed Willingham. In fact I picked him up on TUE, only to change my mind and go with… Rasmus (0 for 5). Unlike Genghis Hahn, I don’t have the mojo.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha on Hahn…ouch on Rasmus

  27. Awesome Auger says:
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    In a league where you keep the player forever at no cost, how far apart do you value Rizzo and Frazier?

    I know you said in the top 100 that Rizzo could be a 1st round guy, just curious if the two are close in your mind

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      age gives Rizzo the edge

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Awesome Auger: i think he wants to know like an overall keeper number of frazier.

  28. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    sure does look like kluber will be next year’s liriano/cobb as in guys who we will be grabbing as our 1st starter that others just don’t quite believe should be that high.
    1. just when i thought it was safe to drop a kike, he’s batting high in order now. him or mercer in deep league?
    2. 2.same league,it’s a dynasty. i have both zunino/norris. but don’t plan on keeping 2 out of 25 players as catchers. plus with hammel/beckett looking really bad lately, changing what i thought was decent staff (for 20 teamer)
    hahn/darvish/beckett/wily p/hammel/holland (DL). i’m assuming i should shop norris since he doesn’t really play as often as normal catcher and for future i don’t know if that changes. at least zunino is massive prospect and is starting catcher. what level of pitcher is appropriate to ask for if i move norris?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Mercer
      2. keep Zunino, should be able to get an arm for Norris. Something for depth in your rotation/bullpen.

  29. The People's Strudel says:
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    Grey,

    I thought my boy, Klubs, would get the lede after that performance. Yes, it was against the Mariners but this is his second CG in a row (last weeks game went extras) and he managed to shut the door after 85 pitches. Needless to say, I got wood that is not of the Alex kind for him in my deep keeper league.

    Quick question, who do you like more going forward: Wong or Gyorko? It’s for a keeper league so I could ultimately keep either one.

    Thanks!

  30. Boston Mike says:
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    On the way out… Wong or Santana? Headley or Gillaspie? Gracias

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Boston Mike: i would think wong and answer to headley vs gillaspie has to do with whether you want homers or average. but probably headley on average.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong, Headley

  31. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12-team league, points.

    Do I drop Kolten Wong, Arismendy Alcatara, or Jed Lowrie for Jedd Gyorko – and which one?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold the guys you’ve got

      • Chris says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks, Mike!

  32. tj says:
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    Want to pick up Shoemaker for his start tomorrow. Drop AJ Burnett for him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  33. The Strolg says:
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    Anyone going to the Tulo and Cargo China Doll Night next tuesday at Coors Field?

  34. goonboy says:
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    Ros in keeper dynasty
    Chris davis and josh donaldson
    Or
    Miggy cabrera and v mart ?
    V mart is too old to keep but I get best player in deal with cabrera
    ????
    Any responses appreciated , jus mullin it over

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Miggy, it’s fair

  35. Pewter City says:
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    drop Chris Taylor or Josh Rutledge for Gyorko?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taylor

  36. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning everyone,
    Grey, join me in a prayer circle for Gyrko so he can stay hot through September? Twelve more HRs and I’ll call it even.
    I ended up throwing him right back in lineup this week and I must admit I was pretty freaking surprised last night. In the best way. Like a morning sex with the wife before work kinda way….

    Anyway, to business. Two questions for you.

    1. Would you drop the Kike for Didi? Thinking about it. It’s a bench bat for the moment depending on if Danny Santana stays productive.

    2. While Springer is hurt, I have B.J Upton filling in. Two steals this week, which I really need, but other than that you know the drill. Would you rather have Venable going forward? I drafted him and dropped him a month ago, but he’s clearly capable of better and might be coming around.

    Thanks again and great writeup as per usual. Stay classy.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. sure
      2. coin flip on those two. I’d stick with Upton

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thx! Replying to celebrate another Gyrko HR, hit moments ago of Shelby. No jinx on the bangfizzle!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          GYORKO!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            And the faithful shall be rewarded…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              GYORKO

  37. alcohol abuser says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    Would you rather have Arrieta oe Keuchel for ROS?

    Thanks!

  38. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Pick Three ROS: Hahn, Liriano, Gee, and Anderson

    ROS, Segura or Rutledge?

    ROS, Boneface or Wong?

    Sorry for the bombardment, but thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Liriano, Anderson, Hahn (Hahn might have an innings cap)
      Segura
      Wong

      anytime

      • The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Mike: You thinking Segura because Tulo may be back?

          • The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, just making sure that’s the reason. I’m leaning towards respectfully disagreeing that Tulo can/will return… It’s all damn crapshoot anyways.

            Thanks guys.

  39. ichirosan says:
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    Again, my 20-man H2H dynasty league, currently in 2nd place… trade Wieters plus one of Shelby Miller, Roenis Elías or Derek Holland for Lester plus a throw-in?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. sounds like a win-now move.

  40. J says:
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    Drop Chris Carter, Reddick or Pedro Alvarez for any of these:

    Willingham, Rutledge (w), Gyorko, Seth Smith, Holt

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, possibly Pedro for Gyorko if you think he’s going to go off. I’d hold personally.

  41. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Playing for next year and beyond, how would you rank these pitchers? (I can keep them all for up to 3 years. Richards is slightly more expensive):

    Tanaka
    Cole
    Wheeler
    Kazmir
    Richards

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tanaka’s injury is a wild card.

      Wheeler, Cole, Richards, Kazmir

      • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. If Grey skips it, I guess that means he cosigns your advice?

        Also, where would Matt Harvey fit into that ranking? thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  42. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    What the holy hell Jason Hammel? You got traded to the pitcher-iest of pitcher’s parks and you’ve done nothing but stink it up? How is that even possible?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Joeg414: @Gonzo_The_Great: I tried to trade for him when he got traded with possible players including Kipnis or Hosmer. Thank god Grey talked me out of that foolishness. Now probably won’t pick him off the FA list when he gets dropped within the next week.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      crazy

  43. Joeg414 says:
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    Lester to the A’s?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah for Cespedes

      • Maxi says:
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        @Mike: my only two Oakland A’s jerseys in the last 15 years are Eric Chavez and Yoenis….instant classics!

        • prez says:
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          @Maxi: like!

  44. George Zip says:
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    Guys, need to drop 1 player. Thoughts?

    Singelton
    Rajai Davis
    Kiermaier
    Chris Carter

    Whats the deal with Rajai, not playing?

    thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      losing time to JD, Hunter, AJax

      Kiermaier

  45. Ross says:
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    How big of a difference between Kluber and a Sale or F Hernandez ROS? (10t, h2h) No inning limit for Kluber, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ross: F-Her and Sale are top 5 SPs, Kluber is top 10-12

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Lester and Gomes to the A’s for Yoenis! Holy hell!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      big trade

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: HUGE. Can’t believe they would give up a bat like Yoenis when their rotation is already pretty damn solid. I know their offense has also been good, but still seems like a strange deal for a rental in Lester.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          ralph lifshitz says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yeah this is a great deal for the Sox, I’m pretty shocked the A’s shipped out a bat they had control over for the next few years. Especially when he had the highest ceiling of anyone in the organization.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @ralph lifshitz: I don’t think Yoenis fits into the A’s way of doing things and that has always been a sticking point with their bats. A .250 hitter who can’t take a walk is not what them and their system likes.

            • Cram It says:
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              @J-FOH: Agreed. Dudes gonna be 29 this year and the A’s pretty much set themselves up for a World Series run.

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Wilsonian: Wow. Didn’t think the A’s would let him go. Dumb move. Yoenis will be huge in Boston

  47. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey and comrads!

    WOuld you pull the trigger on this trade:
    Give: Lee + JD Martinez
    Get: Ervin Santana/Ian Kennedy + Josh Hamilton

    Do you like it?
    Prefer Santana or Kennedy?

    12 team, H2h
    Lucroy, Rizzo, Pedroia, Andrus, Arenado, Stanton, Austin Jackson, JD Martinez, Beltran.
    Shields, Lee, Kluber, Husdon, Duffy, Burnett, Odorizzi, CJ Wilson (Starts Sat.), Wheeler, Melancon, Janssen, Holland.

    Many thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      like it…Santana

  48. Eddy says:
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    Teheran and Anibal for Freeman, Wright?

    My pitching staff already includes Kershaw and Scherzer so my pitching is expendable. Need some bats and this is the best offer I have gotten. Should I pull the trigger? Keeper league too by the way.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, sounds godd

  49. Justin says:
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    Weekly league, making a push to win and need some saves help. Britton has SP eligibility, so I’m hoping to nab him and get 4 closers active the rest of the way. Thinking of offering Cobb and Feliz. SP would then be Bum, Latos, Arrieta, and streamers. RP would be Chap, Perkins, McGee, Britton.

    Is that too much to offer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Cobb and Feliz there

  50. Wilsonian says:
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    Can you rank these gentlemen for the next while:

    Liriano
    Quintana
    Kennedy
    Lincecum

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Quintana, Kennedy, Lincecum, Liriano

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Quintana, Kennedy, Lincecum, Liriano

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: so you’re saying if Quintana and Kennedy were available, you’d dump Lincecum for either one?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          sure…8 team league you should be streaming guys like that, honestly

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Mike: 9 moves per week, so kind of limits streaming a little bit. Not completely, obviously. But you have to be a little smarter about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Lincecum is droppable for Quintana, definitely

  51. stonepie says:
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    what are we giving up for cliff lee at this point? looking to do a 2-1 to clear a spot for the return of marte.

    Outfielders: Rios, duda, ajax, calhoun, marte, hunter
    Pitching: darvish, cobb, bailey, odorizzi, ervin, shoemaker, miley, kennedy, wood
    also could trade daniel murphy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t give up on him. It was a long layoff

      • stonepie says:
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        @Mike: sorry if my post was unclear, im looking to deal for lee. those on the guys on my team i could trade for him

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no worries. Miley/Ajax sounds like a decent offer

  52. Spencer says:
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    Looking to possibly solidify my SP staff. This is a 10 team H2H with IP,K/9,WHIP,ERA,QS. Pick one guy to have on my roster:

    Beckett
    Keuchel
    Hahn
    Ventura
    Leake

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ventura

  53. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Good stuff G…..Thoughts on this trade? Recieve Cobb and give Gallardo and G. Perkins.
    Also rank ROS Smardzjia, Cobb, Teheran

  54. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    After Draft day I owned Jerko in only one league. I now own him in every league because he was dropped even in deep ones. I grabbed him when he came back because my belief in Grey is strong. That’s my story.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      keep the faith! that’s loyalty

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: this is another reason i’m starting to think some of my leagues aren’t filled with as many stupid people as i think. gyorko was actually picked up the day back from DL in some of my leagues (12 teamers here). i still have him in 14/20 sized leagues, the 20 being a dynasty so i was never throwing him away.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be

  55. zoro! says:
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    morning all! yet another roto 6X6 (OPS and QS included) keeper league question:

    who wins?

    sonny gray, can keep next year at rnd 12, 2016 rnd 10 and 2017 rnd 8
    Bryce Harper, keep next year only at rnd 12

    or

    Kyle Seager next year only at rnd 25
    Matt Harvey next year at rnd 27 and 2016 at round 25 only

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gray/Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zoro!: Morning! Agree with Mike

  56. Boomer19 says:
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    Looks like Lester for cespedes and throw ins. How does that affect Lester’s value? And cespedes? Both a small bump? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, I’d say a small bump for both. Lester was already really good. I think there will be a lot made of how it improves Cespedes value, but we’ll have to wait and see.

  57. Adam says:
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    Who do you like ROS? 6×6 (QS,SV,ERA,WHIP, K,BB)

    *leading league in era/whip/BB, need K’s the most

    -Liriano
    -Shoemaker
    -Mccarthy
    -Kuechel
    -Worley
    -Gallardo
    -Tillman/Gausman

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Keuchel, Gausman

  58. royce! says:
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    You are generally correct about the Padres batters getting hot this time of year. In years past, I chalked it up to them permitting the young guys to play once they were essentially eliminated from the playoffs. I don’t think that applies here. Now I think it could be that the temperature at the game is higher for July and August, which reduces the effect of being so close to the water. So I guess what I’m saying is that their bats are literally hot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice. makes sense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Ha, nice… I seriously think they get hot every August… I also didn’t research this one iota

  59. Spring Blake says:
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    Kluber’s pitches by inning were insane last night:

    Klubot's pitches by inning tonight: 8-15-10-12-8-7-11-6-8.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) July 31, 2014

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s a stud. glad he’s in Cleveland

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, 15 is the worst. man.

  60. nick the dick says:
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    So we losing segura or wong first to start gyorkin it?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @nick the dick: probably segura, unless you badly need steals.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Segura if you need Jedd in your life

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: I let wong walk in one league

  61. goodfold2 says:
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    “hey boss, get ready to be happy” (boss being cespedes owners), leaves canyon park and moves to the land where even descalso could hit that wall, BOS.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: that trade is way better for fantasy owners on both sides.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, good for everybody on the fantasy side. stayed AL too for all those only leaguers chewing their fingernails off

  62. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hol Line Of The Day:

    Just when things seemed the same, and the whole scene is lame,
    I came to reign with the unexplained for the brain til things change,
    They strain to sling slang, I’m trained to bring game,
    History that I’ve arranged, been regained by King James,
    Go to practice, with tactics, when the track hits, theatrics,
    Women that look like actress, the status of Cleopatra,
    Stacks of mathematics to feed your asiatics,
    As I find out what the facts is for geographic,
    No time to sip mo with hostess, nevermind what the total gross is,
    I rip shows, stay focused, and split cheese with soldiers,
    While you hit trees and coast, I spit flows that be ferocious,
    And with these explosives, I split seas for Moses

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nicely done

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: G-O-D, the God MC! Dont get no better than that!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: get any Pun in your life?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now, been swamped… Will try today or tomorrow (prolly tomorrow)

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: word cool. Id imagine when half your days are spent grooming that stache and the other half answering catcher questions all while pleasing a coug you dont have alot of time for much else.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nick, if you only knew…COUGS!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: best thing in life next to a Giancarlo slam and legs

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Close 2nd too

  63. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Gyorko or Dozier the rest of the way…its getting close to the playoffs and I cant afford to lose..in 6 weeks dozier has scored more then 10 points once, it was a huge 32 point week but the rest were 6,8,3,9 and a whopping 7….or is Carpenter better then both at 2nd who is on my bench collecting dust?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d think Carp is the way to go

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: I think your right Mike hes been the more consistent run producer….

  64. Bye Felicia says:
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    S Gray
    S Kasmir
    JSamarjzjaiaaaaa
    J Hamell
    J Lester
    J Chavez

    The Oakland athletics must be superstitious acquiring a,starting rotation of S’s & J’s

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha nice

  65. Game of Throws says:
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    is Pujols for Klubber fair?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. I think Pujols homers by month goes something like 9, 5, 4, 4

  66. Q says:
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    Rank ROS please (sorry Cram)

    Rosario
    Ramos
    Gattis
    Gomes

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Q: Gattis Gattis Ramos The rest…..lol

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha, agreed

  67. George Zip says:
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    Will Sonny Gray be on an innings limit?

    Is Gray for D Gordon even?

    • Q says:
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      @George Zip: definitely not. Yes it’s fair.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not sure about an innings limit

      sure, it’s fair

  68. ashtray says:
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    Does anyone know anything about Billy Burns? Apparently he stands to gain the most time with Cespedes being shipped out of town.

    • Q says:
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      @ashtray:

      He’s very fast. That’s basically it. SAFNOF!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Burns is SAGNOF, but it’s one less guy in the outfield, sure

      they still have Vogt, Reddick, Crisp, etc

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        they may also make another move

        • Cutch's Dreads says:
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          @Mike:

          A’s just acquired Fuld from Minny for Milone

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            jinx! you owe me a Coke

            • Cutch's Dreads says:
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              @Mike:

              Haha! I must have hit the Enter Key a smidge before you!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          they just got Fuld for Milone…

          • ashtray says:
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            @Mike: They’ve got an OF for every occasion right now. It’ll take some micromanaging but the sum of the parts will probably be great.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Gomes…

  69. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5, David Peratla or Will Venable ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like leadoff guys like Peralta. I’m a little biased against Venable though to be honest

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Mike: I should have stated that I really need RBI. Riddick better than both of them?

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @L-Boogie: I meant Reddick. Not the Furyan.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            ha, yeah go with Reddick

  70. Zeus says:
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    For SAGNOF purposes: Gose or Revere? I’m 2 steals away from a 10-0 this week against my opponent!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Revere

    • Zeus says:
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      @Zeus:

      Also, Burnett or Keuchel in standard league?

      Sidenote: There should be a term for when you’re hesitant to drop someone because you see he’s owned in every league. It’s happened to me a couple of times where I hold onto someone longer than I should because I don’t want to be the first to drop him, thinking he’s more valuable than he really is.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Keuchel

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Zeus: for me the only way that influences anything is in a situation where i may think i want to reaquire a guy again later if he gets his shit back together like with keuchel/liriano/beckett just now.

  71. Micah Stupak says:
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    Well, I am in first place in my league (20 team, 5×5 w/OBP SLG and QS SH+HD) and have been since early May, so I’m not desperate to trade to put myself into contention, but tomorrow is our trade deadline and I’ve got this one looking at me:

    I send Hunter Pence, Blake Swihart, and Joey Gallo (we allow free, no expiration keeping of players with no MLB PA/IP)
    I get David Wright, James Shields, and Tony Watson

    Pence and Wright both would go in UTIL.

    My reticence is that I have Beltre…and Gallo is his replacement. And I like Gallo. The return seems fair, but…Gallo.

    Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

      • Micah Stupak says:
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        @Mike: That’s my initial impression, but I don’t think Gallo’s stock will be higher anytime over the next 18 months (unless Beltre gets hurt and he comes on like gangbusters). And that 42% K rate is scary.

  72. Tracy says:
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    Great stuff once again gentlemen. My team is struggling to stay in the top 4 of a 10 team H2H OBP league and it has a few weak spots holding it down. I could sure use some advice.

    1. Any hope for C Davis? The ROS rater still has him fairly high. Wait it out or trade for whatever I can get?
    2. Rosario-move on and pick up Jaso, D’Arnaund or Zunino? Any of them worth keeping ROS or just stream?
    3. Segura-it hurts to think about dumping him, but the performance just isn’t there. Simmons, Lowrie, Aybar, Solarte and Hardy are all available. Any favorites ROS or are they all streamers?

    As always, thanks for the assistance!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. I’d hold Davis
      2. move on…stream
      3. Lowrie, Aybar

      anytime

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  73. JustanUncle says:
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    With Cespedes in Boston, will his fantasy value take a hit? Your blurb about Cespedes yesterday doesn’t inspire much confidence with the type of lineup Boston has right now…Should I be fielding trade offers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think it hurts him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JustanUncle: Prolly a push, better park, worse lineup

  74. gaylords says:
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    which side @grey, 10 team h2h keeper:

    cespedes/segura for andrus/arenado…

  75. Paul says:
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    Which SP would you want to stash in your back DL pocket to make the biggest impact during the playoffs? Pineda, Cole, or Wacha (assuming MRI says he’s back early Sept. )?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cole

  76. JustanUncle says:
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    @Mike: As if on cue, I was just offered Cespedes for Ian Desmond. Right now, I have Jean Segura as my SS with Austin Jackson as my extra outfielder…should i make this trade?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Desmond

  77. chisoxx_22 says:
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    Gyorko or Reddick? 5×5 roto

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Reddick

  78. sniff test says:
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    Gyorko or Morales ROS? Also, is Gausman worth finding room for in this rotation (keeper league) King Felix, Hamels, Latos, E. Santana, Odorizzi, Alex Wood? Should he replace anyone in the rotation?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      rotation is fine without him

      I’d take a shot on Gyorko there

  79. Chris says:
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    Trade on the table. Archer and Ventura for Iwakuma. Which side wins? H2H Points League.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Iwakuma is the best arm. Better depth on the Archer side. I’d do it.

  80. Tim says:
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    H2H Sale or Kluber + upgrade elsewhere?

    ie: how big (if any) of a drop off b/t Sale and Kluber ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Depends what that upgrade is…About 5 SPs

      • Tim says:
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        @Grey: Could be Donaldson over Alvarez, waiting confirmation from the owner.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Donaldson’s obviously better

  81. Voodoo says:
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    12 team keeper. Very deep. Can keep players forever. Which side…Sonny Gray & Corey Kluber or Oscar Taveras? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Mike:

        respectfully disagree .

  82. Kid A says:
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    Cespy to The Nation? Vomit.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’ll get the bucket…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: All those tickets you bought, are they still giving away the t-shirts? Here is an over the internet hug for you. Sorry for your loss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: That makes our shirts some kind of collector’s items now right?

  83. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Looking for steals… which two do you like best overall and for steals ROS? Polanco, Marte, Fuld, Span

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take the two Pirates. Span over Marte right now though

  84. Spring Blake says:
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    Hold gyorko and wong for now or dump one?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold for now

  85. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Would you lose Trumbo for Gyorko in a keeper league? Currently have Wong at 2b and Rizzo at 1B so Trumbo is only providing bench help for OF and 1B

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah, I’d take Trumbo there

  86. JustanUncle says:
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    in a 12 man, H2H keeper league, I’m in first place with all my keepers for next year
    (and a few extra), should I make this trade: Cespedes and Wacha for Desmond and Kemp? I have Segura in my SS slot and i think its about time he’s dropped.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good. Loving Kemp for the stretch

  87. true and correct says:
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    A’s trade of Cespy for Lester smacks of a desperation move, which they didn’t need to make. Willingham for Cespy. haha //A’s will still lose in the 1st or 2nd round.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      we’ll find out soon. I don’t have a horse in this race as a Phils fan. It was an interesting move.

    • ashtray says:
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      @true and correct: That staff is going to be tough to beat. They still have a bunch of talent in the OF. I think it was a good move. Cespedes has good power but he’s injury prone and starting to look like a .250 hitter.

  88. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey, Mike What a great trade Oakland made. I love when a team has the sack to make bold deals and say this is my year. Living in the Boston area I’m hearing what a great deal it is for the Sox. I don’t buy it. Lester should have been signed last offseason. Lester was lowballed so bad he shut off negotiations. I for 1 hopes Oakland wins it all and can swing a new stadium deal out of it. Wet Tail ! Its just Yoenis being Yoenis lol. GL with your avatar sausage fest this afternoon I’m down the cape this weekend and the internet is dreadfully slow took 45 mins to set my teams up. Have a nice weekend all.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Word is that Lester intends to resign with the Sox after the season. So they’ll pocket Cespedes (for one year anyway) and a draft pick. Not too shabby on a lost year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice clip

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Grey: workaholics rules.

  89. Amazing Spider A's says:
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    Solarte, Didi, or Wong ROS…..pick one for MI Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

  90. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    This Cespedes deal seems like a bit of a gamble for the A’s offense. Are A’s fans excited by this move?

    I realize the A’s are 1st in MLB in Runs and RBI and 5th in HRs….still

    On the A’s Cespedes is:

    1st in hits
    2nd in Runs and Doubles
    3rd in HRs
    7th in BB and SLG
    8th in AVG
    9th in OPS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      fair points

    • ashtray says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Over the last month Cespedes has 3 homers and a .221 OBP. He’s not this elite hitter that people are making him out to be. Super streaky with poor plate discipline.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @ashtray: I didn’t realize that. I just heard a guy on ESPN that Yoenis OBP was around .300 last year. yikes.

  91. slowlymotion says:
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    Hey Grey, so what do you think about Nelson Cruz for ROS? I’m in a 20-team dynasty league (5×5 roto) and I’m sitting in 1st place at the moment, but was thinking about trading Cruz for someone who does similar things since about a month ago he’s really cooled off and hasn’t been hitting for much power either. Is this a good idea or would you just hold and ride it until the off season?

    There’s always the possibility he gets hurt as well..

  92. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Another question about the A’s – who is their starting offense? I don’t follow them closely but it looks like their five OFs right now are Billy Burns, Coco Crisp, Jonny Gomes, Sam Fuld, and Josh Reddick. Is there someone in their system that might get a call up? (other than Burns)

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I meant starting outfield…

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: gotta not only believe in vogt but understand that the dude plays OF too. rock the VOGT!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  93. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I rostered Gyorko on every team. I’ve got plug most holes except 2 teams with Scooter. Do I trade my Platoonie Vespa for the elusive Gyro ball?

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Wow, long morning……. this is what I meant to say;

      Grey & Mike,
      At the beginning of the year I rostered Gyorko on all 6 of my teams, obviously that didn’t work out to good. I managed to plug all the holes, except for 2 squads (in which I have Scooter). Do I trade my Platoonie Vespa for the elusive Gyro ball??

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Grey: I Can’t quit you Gyorko!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, nope

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Grey: Gyorko!! Keep it coming, you’ve got a lot of stats to catch up Meat!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                For serious

  94. david says:
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    would you start cliff lee @ the nats today, or wait til he turns in a good start?

  95. Wilsonian says:
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    Who are you liking for the ROS: Dozier or Gyorko? I’ve about had it with Dozier and I can’t get anyone to take him. Gyorko is out there and I know he’s been a big bucket of shizz, but he was my target in the draft and I (luckily) missed out. But he could be that solid bat for the end of the season for me.

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

  96. Rondizzle says:
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    Should I add Mes for Sal Perez?
    Thnx for catcher question.

  97. Ron says:
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    I put the bats on my team in these categories…

    Elite: Trout
    On The Cusp: Jones, Rizzo
    Supposedly Elite-ish: Harper, Cargo
    Once Was: Pujols, Longoria, A-Gon
    Up and Coming: Arenado, Moss, Dozier
    Best Available at SS: D. Santana
    Disgraced: Zimmerman

    I’m looking to trade away a bat or two for pitching help.
    3 questions.
    1) Looking at them separately, is there a trade listed below you would NOT make?
    2) Which would be your top two trades to go for?
    3) Which bats would you be looking to trade first?

    A. Give Cargo for Fister
    B. .Give Cargo and Harper for Greinke and bag-o-peanuts
    C. Give Longoria for Lester
    D. Give Harper and AGon for any of Gio/Kazmir/Samardz

    Thanks for everything!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: I wouldn’t do A, D… I’d do C, B

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: zimmerman was actually hitting really damn well right before injury. maybe about 2 weeks or less when i say that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, true

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Nice

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sky:

      wow !
      you’re right .
      you were right .

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I know, right? Grey rocking mom jeans…no one believed me!

  98. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Red Sox West:

    The A’s now have Crisp, Moss, Lowrie, Reddick and likely Gomes in their batting order – five former Sox.

  99. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    good stuff …. again .
    like dl usually .
    but this was giggle-worthy ===> ” We’re trailer park Jews! ”

    you should share that lineage report with this crowd .
    half of them would shizz their pants after discovering that they are
    distantly related to you , and the other half would die happy .
    either way , i wouldn’t have to wait so long for November / December Grey
    to show up , when the quality time around here increases .
    trailer park jews …. still funny .
    gonna steal it .

  100. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    I wouldnt be surprised if the A’s trade for Byrd now..he can easily take over whatever offense Cespedes was producing

  101. hifi says:
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    Hey Mike, thanks as always for the insights!

    regarding Segura… His numbers suggest he’s been mired down in a year long slump (since June/July of 2013) basically 2/3’rds of his career has been pretty bad. If he were getting SB’s that might be ok but he’s batting at the bottom of the order and his SB% has fallen a full 10 points this season.

    I’m in a 10 team 10 keeper 5×5 w/ OPS and strongly considering dropping him and riding Alcantara out until a minor leaguer comes up with a comparable ceiling (Lindor, Baez, Russell).

    Before I jump off the ledge, can you pls explain what it is that I’m missing in evaluating Segura?

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @hifi: it’s possible his kid was dying during most/all of that time.

  102. Steve Stevenson says:
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    SON loves Masterson v MIL Saturday (16.7). He’s by far the top-rated arm going this weekend available in my 6×6 (QS) league. I’m in a tight battle with the 1st place team: up 6-4 overall, with me up 24K, 0.80 ERA and 0.22 WHIP, down 1QS and tied in W. I have 5 starts left, he has 8, and we both have 4 moves left. Stream Masterson, or hold off to avoid torpedoing my ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I wouldn’t start him anywhere in his first start back

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i wouldn’t even own him yet. dude was really bad at least half the time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  103. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Would you play Gyorko over Kipnis right now? Also would you play Dickerson, Duda, Hunter, Rajai Davis, or Crisp over Harper?

    As you can tell, Harper and Kipnis are irritating me with their non-existent production.

  104. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody see the redonk of this? colby lewis will only get moved if he likes where he goes. who is colby jacked cheese (one of the worst pitchers this year in all of baseball) to say a damn thing about where he goes.

  105. Shizz-o-nator says:
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    Use my #1 waiver priority to get Lackey now that he’s a Cardinal?

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: i’m trying that in NL only, but i’m not high enough. smoke it. or maybe i am too high if i think i’ll get him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smoke it!

  106. booya says:
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    Alvarez or Headley?

  107. Oliver says:
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    What do you think about the Cespedes trade, from a pennant race perspective, ignoring the fantasy repercussions. I have to say that I loved the lawn mower and the Bay of Pigs section in the outfield. I’m sad to see him go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oliver: Helps the A’s, they’ll fill in his production fine and they need arms for the playoffs

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: wouldn’t have happened though if not for hammel turning into a pumpkin, likely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  108. Andrew says:
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    Best option for tomorrow?

    Haren home vs Cubs
    Shoemaker at Rays
    WY Chen home vs Mariners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: I’d look at SON, Shoe

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey:

        SON has mad love for Haren at $16 while Shoe is only at $8. But Shoe has been pitching much better lately so I was also leaning towards him

  109. Jason says:
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    My Cole/Kipnis and 9th rd pick for his Darvish 15th rd

  110. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Who’s the add if Benoit gets traded? Quakenbush has appeared in the 8th inning for Benoit’s last 2 saves so would have thought he’d be the guy. Thanks!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: really, just 2 days ago party line was quack. this is reason i held onto thayer though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not clear who it will be, Thayer has experience

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: not just party line here, quack is listed higher on one well known and trusted bullpen only site.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doesn’t seem to matter now

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: no. and these guys get very few innings for elite ratio holds guys too.

  111. ryanoger says:
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    Current SP Pitching roster:

    Hudson, Weaver, J Zimmermann, Kennedy, Peralta, and Stroman

    Available SPs:

    Dickey, Keuchel, Burehle, Harang, Liriano, Gallardo, Chavez, Paxton

    Do I hold or make a drop to pick up one of these SPs available?

    My RP situation is:

    Kimbrel, Holland, Reed, W Davis, Clippard

  112. Charlie says:
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    Grey, looking to add Odorizzi. I have Andrus at ss and Neil Walker at 2nd. Should I drop Segura or Arismendy?

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Do you think this is just a lost season for him and he rebounds next year to what you thought he’d be in the preseason?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lost season and rebounds

  113. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Craig to fenway might help him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @my sisters friend boyfriend: Meh, of course I dropped him this morning after enduring his submarining of my offense all frickin’ year. !@#$%^&*!

      • prez says:
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        @Cram It: woooo saaaaa cram!

        • Cram It says:
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          @prez: I’m not crying, you’re crying!

          • Prez says:
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            @Cram It: You’re a towel….

  114. ashtray says:
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    Taveras and Craig both available. Drop Choo or Holt for them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt for Craig

  115. Alan says:
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    Hang on to A Jax OR drop him for rasmus, A hill, willingham or venable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  116. Carnac says:
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    Ahh, Ben Revere. Reminds of the heady summer of 2008 when Rockies leadoff hitter Willy Taveras stole 68 bases… and scored 64 runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  117. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. we start 3 of and a dh plus every other pos (no ci/mi). my of currently consists of a platoon of bruce, calhoun, dickerson, heyward, polanco and rios. starting beltre at 3b and also have arenado who i dh sometimes.

    that being said, would you trade beltre for kemp/shields? i already turned down beltre for harper/shields.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: weekly roto. teheran/dickerson for cutch. teheran is a potential keeper in round 17. other two are not keeper eligible.

        thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cutch side

  118. matt says:
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    In my 12 team h2h standard 5×5 league I got offered his Strasburg and Cano for my Bautista, Kendrick & Gray – you pull the trigger?

    C – Montero
    1B – Goldschmidt, Rizzo, Abreu
    2B – Kendrick
    3B – Wright
    SS – Segura
    OF – CarGo, Bautista, Trumbo, Moss, Polanco
    SP – A. Sanchez, Teheran, Gray, A. Wood, Odorizzi, Stroman, Bauer, DeGrom
    RP – Chapman, K-Rod, Casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds sold

  119. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Lackey for Joe Kelly and Craig done deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Lackey and
        lester gone. Do we see Owens?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They have Kelly and Webster

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Grey: Webster was already in the rotation. One more spot to fill. Ranaudo may actually be first.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  120. dillon dobies says:
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    Any chance the A’s might have had an indication that Lester might sign up with them next year? Otherwise, I don’t like this trade as an A’s fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Helps their chances to win this year, they weren’t keeping Yoenis anyway

  121. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In my AL only keeper league, somebody is offering me Adrian Beltre (31) and Aoki (14) for my J.D. Martinez (1) and Nick Swisher (15), where the salary goes up four bucks next year. Am I getting enough of an upgrade this year to give away J.D. Martinez’s one dollar salary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for this year

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Are you willing to offer a 2015 J.D. Martiniez project? How real is this guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s an 18-20 HR hitter with a .275 average and little speed

  122. costaricanchata says:
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    the sawx are so screwed up .
    the other day , holt (all of 5 foot 10) was @ 1st base ,
    because big papi is so fragile , and so entitled .
    craig , it seems could see some time at 1st base ,
    as carp is half-way out the door .
    holt , who could be al roy , if not for some guy named abreu ,
    might get moved to 3rd … and xander to ss ….
    and/or platoon with nava in the outfield .
    either way , drew was a mistake and the hometown fans are
    letting him hear it every time he comes up to the plate .
    bradley , it seems , will continue to get regular playing time ,
    even though he can’t handle ml pitching yet .
    fun times in beantown … and for jock-talk radio .

  123. Rondizzle says:
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    Start Teheran @ Dodgers?
    Cliff Lee @ WAS
    Arrieta vs. COL?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  124. Mr. Glass says:
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    Hosmer or Craig ROS, over under on amount of broken windshields Cespedes creates ROS 6-7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer…Under

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Grey: what about over headley position doesnt matter its just a utility / bench spot thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Craig over Headley if that’s what you mean

          • Mr. Glass says:
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            @Grey: yes

  125. booya says:
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    How do you rank these guys in a keeper league: Freeman, Upton, Billy Ham?

    Thanks

    • booya says:
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      @booya: Add Longoria to that list also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Freeman, Longo

  126. Bryan says:
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    If Thayer ends up closing who is the better add, Thayer or N. Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thayer

  127. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Gyorko or Alcantara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

  128. LastPlace says:
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    who is next up after Latroy? Brothers or Ottovino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: at the worst otto gets righties platoon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It’s a cool site if you’re a mets fan.

        • prez says:
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          @J-FOH: haha good joke! A mets fan…. HAHAHAHA good one!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @prez: those people are hard core, they’ll gut your azz from balls to neck

            • prez says:
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              @J-FOH: all 16 of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Show One F

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Should get a line of coke with that shirt

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: and a hooker, should i order two?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  One for Gooden? Sure

            • prez says:
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              @J-FOH: if i were to party like it was 86, id be in a vagina….. Old man!

              • Chicken Dinner says:
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                @prez: That’s how I party.

  129. Alan says:
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    Think Joc plays with TB if they trade for him? Or will they be cheap and keep him down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly will play

  130. pickleball says:
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    just noticed arismendy’s 2b eligibility. he’s been struggling kind of, but is kolten wong a drop now that i can play Arismendy instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @pickleball: how are you just noticing he’s qualified at the position at which he played in minors and at first came up here playing (displacing purple evolutionist). i guess you could’ve had him at util and never looked.

      • pickleball says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: i’m in an espn league.. i picked him up to put at2b but he didn’t have eligibility in my league.. my commish must have put some kind of game limit or somthing on it idk. pretty sure he just got the eligibility in espn though. if not, then yea i messed it up

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Lincecum or Gee in a 16 Team H2H for Keuchel?

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

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Wilsonian: Lincy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

  132. Paul says:
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    Does Lester hop MadBum in a redraft league with his move to the As and a some better ballparks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  133. Knyock Knyock Knyock, Hey Mo! says:
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    Do we like Taveras or Jennings ROS, now that Oscar will be playing full-time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  134. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Which pitcher is the best add ROS?

    Kuechel, Wheeler, Duffy, Stroman, Mccarthy, Salazar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  135. Whirlaway says:
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    Would you trade Teheran for Brantley in a 12 team h2h 7×7, 3OF 1 UTIL league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. jim says:
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    i’m looking to pick up another starting pitcher in a really deep non-keeper league. I have vance worley and am wondering if i should drop him for ranaudo. what are your thoughts on these two ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like either

  137. Mayor Goodway says:
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    12 team keeper. Can keep players forever. Which side you like?

    A – Braun and T. Ross
    B – Ajax and Bumgarner

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  138. Grey

    Grey says:
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    GRAB LINDOR JUST IN CASE

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Grey: You like Lindor or Bryant as a Dynasty keeper?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bryant

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Grey: is this even after ezeikel news.

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Grey: Preesh

  139. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Asdrubal is a Nat now plans are he plays 2b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  140. Don Majkowski says:
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    Lindor or Airsmendy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

  141. Don Majkowski says:
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    rank ros…Lindor, Arismendy, Asdribble

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy, Asdrubal

  142. Moscowitz says:
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    Its ridiculous but i am thinking about benching Teheran as he is going against Kershaw. I mean whats the point of pitching well and still lose it 1-0? I see Kershaw to end up tossing a gem to the tune of 8 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 14 Ks against the Braves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does seem ridiculous

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah…i am leading , k/9, whip and ERA by not much and i am trailing in W and L. So the only thing i see here is earning another L and risking the loss of the upper hand in k/9, WHIP and ERA. Really ridiculous.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Moscowitz: i was gonna say, if your league doesn’t have losses what are you worried about.

  143. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. teheran/dickerson for cutch? teheran is a potential keeper in the 17th round. other two arent keeper eligible.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: yup to which side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I answered above

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: my bad. sorry about the double post…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No worries

  144. can't fight fate says:
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    Should I pick up A Cabrera and drop either Gyorko, Kipnis, A Hill.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @can’t fight fate: please dont drop kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  145. Moscowitz says:
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    Well the Cards aquired Lackey, Masterson, Littrell and gave away, Craig, Ramsey, Kelley hmm…i dont know. Whats the plan? I mean unloading Craigs contract is not a bad thing but i dont see a decisive move forward. Its all lateral. Matheny makes me become a Larussa nostalgic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like solid moves to me

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: All in all slightly above average. You dont konw what you get in Masterson as he has been a mess even through his rehab stint. Lackey could be ok but for how long? Craig has been a mess too but i am still not sure he is really THIS bad. I am happy about this move though partly because of his contract but mainly because i believe Taveras could eventually start feeling comfortable and show his talent . Kelly was a borderline starter who actually should have been a reliever…i dont know, i see averageness across the board.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Craig was the odd man out… They traded a bench bat for a #3 and Taveras gets to play… Masterson was acquired for nothing… No harm no foul… Kelly was garbage

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: Lets hope you are right

  146. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Really hard to believe Brett Anderson is only 26…seems like he would be like 32 or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is shocking

  147. AKSNOW says:
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    Jay Bruce just hit waivers. Do I find a way to get him on my team. My OF/UT/BN/DL players.

    Gomez
    Kalhoun
    K. Davis
    Polanco
    Yelich
    LaRoche
    Spinger
    Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over LaRoche

  148. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    To clean paint off of your hands use olive oil, it softens the paint and makes it easy to remove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good tip! (Fact? Eh, I don’t know, ha)

  149. JeF With 1 F says:
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    OOPS…My shit switched already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DO IT

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Damn it the curtain came down early

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

        • prez says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: aha nice! Im saving mine for suspense value… You cant wait!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @prez: I uploaded it and forgot to switch it back before i posted ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You done messed up

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: you damn right

  150. Undecided says:
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    Give up abreu and kluber for trout and rendon?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Undecided: damn thats tough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  151. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Tigers get price

    • Carnac says:
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      And with Austin Jackson leaving in the deal, Rajai gets regular ABs again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Wonder if they planned it all along or was a direct response to the A’s.

      • prez says:
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        @SteveNZ: response.. For sure.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @SteveNZ: I just think the price was right. no pun intended . The emergence of J. D.Martinez gave them outfield depth and apparently the Rays didn’t watch todays Tigers game. The Rays sense of desperateness lowered the cost significantly for the Tigers. Tigers won this deal all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: yeah, TB had to have turned down better offers than they ended up getting. they F’ed up here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly could’ve done better

  152. Rondizzle says:
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    Arrieta, stud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  153. Alan says:
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    So now that A Jax is in SEA, drop him for A hill, gyorko, headley or Rasmus?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  154. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Kelly Johnson straight up for Stephen Drew . This trade is like sending used underwear for dirty socks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Rajai Davis over Bruce in a points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If the league is shallow, sure

  156. JeF With 1 F says:
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    DUDA—Skid Marks—your getting close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  157. Carnac says:
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    Whenever Rizzo fouls off a pitch I shout *Carmela voice* “ANTHONY!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  158. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Gyork store just called!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      GYORKO!

  159. Lubey says:
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    Gyorko or Wong? That sounds dirty…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Gyorko

  160. Moscowitz says:
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    My boy Taveras homered too. Love it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See, they’re better! (Emoticon)

  161. Carnac says:
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    Prado to NYY. Who plays 3B for Dbacks?

    “Of all days to retire!” – Eric Chavez

    • prez says:
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      @Carnac: hahaha seriously…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: Amazing

  162. Wilsonian says:
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    Dammit Gyorko, don’t blow your wad yet. I just picked you up for tomorrow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  163. can't fight fate says:
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    Is Lindor coming up for Cleveland with Cabrera traded?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, I grabbed him just in case

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: ezekiel was called up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, see that now

  164. Wilsonian says:
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    Rajai over either of these fine fellows:

    Ozuna or Harrison

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Harrison

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Eaton over any of them?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eh, not Eaton

  165. JeF With 1 F says:
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    You think nick franklin is relevant now on the rays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As a flyer

  166. Dan Rydell says:
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    how would you rank the following for a UTIL spot?
    Arismendy Alcantara, Oscar Tavares, Xander Bogaerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy, Oscar

  167. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. beltre/degrom for kemp/richards? which side?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  168. smegma says:
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    2 questions:

    1. With A.Jackson going to SEA, will his value drop a little or a lot?
    2. Pickup Baez if Boneface gets traded in a redraft or hold? Segura is my ss and I’d have to drop him, Marte, or A.Jackson to make the move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. A little perhaps, but not much 2. Drop Jackson for Baez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Baez isn’t being called up

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

    Sup Grey? Gyorko(ff) is available as a FA. I’ve got Aybar and A. Escobar at SS & MI. Should I grab him for either one? I’ve also got two catchers – Gattis (OF eligible) & Yan Gomes, but I’ve been playing Yan at UTIL because he’s been hot.

    Basically, drop any of these guys for Gyorko? Aybar, A. Escobar, Gattis, Yan Gomes, J.D. Martinez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  170. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Does the value of Martin Prado go up or down now that he is a Yankee?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup a bit

  171. booya says:
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    Fister & Masterson or Alex Wood? H2H K/9 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  172. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Wong and Duda for Rajai and Gyorko in a shallow H2H league?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Moscowitz: don’t drop duda right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong for Gyorko… Duda or Rajai is about needs

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: By dropping Wong for Gyorko, i lose steals which i thought i could get back from Rajai hence the idea of dropping duda for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, okay… Then make that switch if you need steals

  173. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Harrison or utley ros? Thanks keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  174. Later Tater says:
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    Hi Grey, great stuff as always

    std yahoo 12 team 5×5 h2h league

    stuck with trumbo in a a util/bench after grabbing him off waivers while on dl and not being able to trade him

    keep him or get one of these: jd martinez, m morse, ozuna

    thanks

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Later Tater: the good ol STD league lol

      • Later Tater says:
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        yes sometimes playing in the public yahoo leagues makes me feel like i’ve been infected with something funky@my sisters friend boyfriend:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Ozuna

  175. nick the dick says:
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    Gyork it again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish!

  176. nick the dick says:
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    So def time to drop wong for him in my 10 team right?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: hill is out there too, gyorko still the better option?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Jerk

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sorry, autocorrect! Ha!

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: ha ya im a dick, not a jerk. Thanks G

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, no problem

  177. goodfold2 says:
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    see that right there, you give oscar a job he hits a homer almost immediately. “ya risk your feet, you get some shoes!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • can't fight fate says:
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        @Grey: not impressed he did the same thing in his major league debut. Would like to see some consistency.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  178. MB says:
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    Who should i trade for Clippard in holds/saves league? McGee, Benoit or Perkins?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  179. ashtray says:
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    I’ve got Headley filling in for EE at 3B right now but Gyorko is coming out swinging. Drop Headley for Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  180. Jack says:
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    Bumgarner & Carlos Gomez enough for Miggy or Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be

  181. Matt says:
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    Cool to go Leonys over Austin Jackson now? ops 6×6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  182. Later Tater says:
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    one more hit master Grey

    12 team h2h non keeper
    ok on all stats

    guy wants my cobb and doolittle and holliday for ee and stroman
    countering with cobb and casilla for ee only

    fair?
    do it?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  183. ashtray says:
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    Abreu’s line today 3/3, 2 BBs

    No runs or RBIs. I’m not even mad. I’m impressed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  184. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Meanwhile in San Fran Uggla and Peavy look to get the Giants over the hump……smh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  185. Scooter G says:
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    Hey Grey

    Could you pick the 3 best OF options for me ROS in h2h categories redraft OBP league?

    K Davis, Calhoun, Polanco, Marte, Duda, J Jarrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Polanco, Duda

  186. tank1 says:
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    I have been offered JD Martinez/G. Cole/G. Polanco for J. Bautista/M.Scherzer in a keeper league. My team is out of it and the other team is a contender. Martinez, Cole and Polanco can all be kept at 24th or 25th round value. Scherzer and Bautista require 1st round picks and will not be kept. Should I make this deal? Or should I try swapping out Martinez and asking for a draft pick in return? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, go for it… If you want a draft pick instead, that’s fine

  187. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my beltre for kemp/gray or Harper/gray? Have Arenado to fill in for beltre.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, I guess

  188. goodfold2 says:
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    remember yesterday when CUBS got called out by PA for putting ramirez down and they promptly hid behind “DL” stint for him, well now it’s the same thing for doubront. excellent. stick it to the man CUBS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  189. John E Depth says:
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    Odrisramer not even a Hodgepadre now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he was doomed with that K-rate

  190. Alex says:
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    Bautista for Carlos Gomez fair? 7×7 obp slg

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  191. Paul says:
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    Anibal + Bailey for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lester

  192. tals23 says:
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    Would you trade Omar infante for mike morse in a keeper league?
    I am out the playoffs unless a miracle occurs and with Tulo on the bench that is looking unlikely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  193. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Keeper question here Grey. I can only keep 5 and I’m gonna deal the rest for bolster my pitching for the playoffs. Which 5 would you keep?

    Hanley Ramirez (5th Round – 1 more years)
    José Abreu (6th Round – 2 more years)
    Sonny Gray (10th Round – 2 more years)
    Xander Bogaerts (11th Round – 2 more years)
    Alex Wood (14th Round – 2 more years)
    Wil Myers (15th Round – 1 more year)
    Oscar Taveras (16th Round – 2 more years)
    Yasiel Puig (22nd Round – 1 more years)
    Dee Gordon (Last Round – 2 more years)

    Thanks for helping me dominate my league year end year out. You’re the man Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu, Myers, Puig, Gordon, Taveras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  194. Dave says:
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    Homer 4 Dickerson? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, it’s fair

  195. hifi says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you think Bonifacio’s value is >, < or == having been dealt to Atlanta? (was hoping for SF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      =

  196. Chris says:
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    Morse of Tavares ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tavares

  197. King Andrus says:
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    Great write up as always Grey!

    Now that AJax was traded to the Mariners I’m thinking about dropping him and going another route..I let JD go earlier this week and of course he starts heating back up.. Now that Craig is gone Taveras seems more inciting and even Gyorko looks like he wants to start contributing.

    Which two do you like best ROS..AJax JD Gyorko or Taveras?

    6×6 (OPS) H2h league

    Thanks!

    • King Andrus says:
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      @King Andrus: Oh Morse just became available too in case that changes anything..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

  198. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Who would you rather have (in a vacuum):

    Craig
    Or
    Flyer on lindor

    Thanks!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Cutch’s Dreads: I’m tired and read that fast and thought it said Dryer lint. Which is probably what I would want more.

      • Cutch's Dreads says:
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        @Fungazi:

        Dryer lint might be more useful than either of them as a bench bar, haha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  199. Bear says:
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    Hey Grey! What do you think about a Cespedes for Price trade now that they have different addresses? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over in tomorrow’s roundup…Both get a boost

      • Bear says:
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        @Grey: Looking forward to that!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  200. Bob says:
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    Hey grey great posts!

    I’m looking ahead to next weeks matchup (redraft, h2h pts, weekly lock)
    I see zach wheeler has two starts
    First is next tues at Washington vs gio Gonzalez, then start 2 would be also on the road Sunday the 10th vs Philly vs Kyle Kendrick.

    I’d be dropping either tanaka (doesn’t sound good, if he does come back/ big IF won’t it be too late?), or jay Bruce (my other outfielders are Harper, pence, Brantley, Holliday , springer, polanco; we start 4 & I have Lucas duda who is eligible as OF but i play him at IF since he’s also eligible at 1b too

    For a bat if I drop tanaka for wheeler then maybe drop Bruce for one of these; chase headley (my main 3b is d wright), Josh Harrison (I like how he’s eligible at 2b/3b&OF) , Adam eaton, Austin Jackson , kole Calhoun, & solarte (eligibility at OF/2b& 3b)

    – my 2nd base is pedroia, SS is between Dee Gordon & Alexei Ramirez but mainly playing Gordon or a ram & sometimes I even bench pedroia for Gordon too

    Thanks grey!

    My other SP’s are

    Strasberg, mad bum, cueto & arrieta on bench, also have at RP Alex wood & Stroman & keuchel on bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Tanaka for Wheeler… I wouldn’t drop Bruce… I wouldn’t play Pedroia over Gordon… Trade Pedroia for anything

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey, to pony up on your suggested pedroia trade, this league mate of mine is a die hard sox fan- trade pedroia for either his garret Richards , or Grenike? As for bats on his team; Ryan Howard, Sandoval, Nolan arenado, Corey Dickerson , khris Davis or choo

        Another owner I could trade with has Adam laroche, jayson werth, Jose Reyes, tanner Roark, Alfredo Simon, Jordan Zimmerman or john lackey.

        Thanks again grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Greinke, it’s not close… I’d take Reyes, Werth or Zimm too…

          • Bob says:
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            @Grey:

            Hey grey, the owner declined the Grenike trade; out of Reyes/j-zimm/ jason werth how do you rank those for players to aquire?

            Lol, I’m hoping though that pedey has solid games tonight & tomowrow so then maybe that owner will reconsider the pedey/Grenike deal.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Come to the newest post…

  201. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my kinsler/dickerson/melacon for cutch/archer? would be rolling with gyorko or pedroia at 2b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cutch

  202. Goose says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Been awhile since I stopped in – wild day today! Wonder your thoughts on Ezequiel Carrera – the dude the Tiggers called up today after trading away AJax. Hitting over .300 at AAA (.387 OBP, with career .363 OBP overall in da minors) with 43 steals… Oldish for a prospect, so what’s the what here? Worth an immediate grab? Thanks, dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a grab if you’re dying for speed, he’s going to platoon

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Word. Looks like he’s a lefty, so he could be on the strong side of the platoon there – a nice guy to eyeball for SAGNOF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    Christ, Pujols really is in the tank when he’s up with RISP. Driving ‘em in used to be as regular as the tide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Echoing what’s already been said, but Rays didn’t really get much did they? Only yesterday Kurkijan was saying that the Rays were wanting a huge package in return for Price and that no one was really willing to pay what they wanted.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: there’s no way they didn’t earlier have better offers than that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either that or they turned down better packages, it got late in the hour and they panicked… not sure, but it’s not great…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: A couple of observations, having thought on it a bit more. What they got (and they no doubt could have done better, and were likely offered better) is better than nothing – which is what they would have got if he left as a free agent, right?

            And the Rays have a pretty good record when it comes to building a competitive team on a low budget, relative to other teams, so you have to cut them the slack that says they at least have proven they know what they are doing.

            And I’m probably guilty at looking at this through a fantasy prism (wavy lines!). OK, the guys they got in return don’t *look* great, but they will likely do they job the Rays need them to do. The numbers may not be spectacular, but lets face it, the numbers you need to contend in your division in real baseball are very different to what you need to win a roto league or a weekly H2H matchup…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think they did bad… I think they might’ve been able to do better… Nick Franklin could be Zobrist next year and they get rid of Yunel… And Smyly’s okay as a 4th or 5th starter… Like you said, better than nothing…

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @SteveNZ: The Angels need to bat Hamilton behind Trout. Pitchers couldn’t throw breaking balls in the dirt, otherwise Trout would be on third every time he reaches base. This also means Hamilton won’t have to worry about chasing pitches anymore.

  204. Biff Diggerence says:
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    I just acquired a dynasty team with a 1-15 record. Longo has a $75 price tag. I have an opportunity to trade him for Nick Franklin, Henry Owens and Guerreri

    should I take this? I gotta get something for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree, try for more/different

  205. Bunny says:
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    Dropping Rosario, that’s decided.

    Arenciba seems like a promising pickup. BABIP only .182ish and only has had 100-some ABs. Plus he’s playing 1B instead of catching.

    Would you pick up Arenciba, Zunino, Ramos, or one of the As catchers (OPS league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  206. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Dropping Yordano. Tired of him walking guys and giving up hits after jumping up 0-2 in the count. Gray does the ‘jump up 0-2 and walk the guy after throwing 6 more pitches’ way too often as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  207. J-Money says:
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    Not to toot my own horn, but I’m feeling really good about my Latos for Cobb trade about 3 weeks back…guy has been so solid ever since…

    Im looking to bolster up my bullpen, what are your thoughts on Joc Pederson? Now that the trade deadline has passed, what do you think the odds are of him getting called up and having any sort of fantasy relevance for the ROS? Would you continue to stash or grab another RP to round out your ratios and steal a couple wins in a K/9 league?

    PS – Just invested in my first MFLB, so far I’m very impressed…VAPE IT!

    Thank you my friend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No chance Pederson does much this year… Vape it!

  208. ty says:
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    Back to the giving tree….

    Drop Beckett for Wheeler or Lackey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  209. Mike says:
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    Hey grey,

    I’m looking to trade for a MI. I have Wong, boni, alcides. A guy offered me Castro for an OF.

    3 OF league. H2H. I have melky, cargo, Brantley, Gordon. Would you trade any for Castro?

    Lemahieu, solarte, mercer, valbuena are available on the wire.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  210. Joe says:
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    Grey would you start julio Teherán vs the dodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  211. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Cliff Lee elbow injury

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @my sisters friend boyfriend: I will head to the store right now to buy a 40 to pour one out for Cliff’s career.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, sounds done for a while

  212. JP says:
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    Would you deal Frazier and Khris Davis for Gardner and Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  213. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    What are your thoughts on Jay Bruce? I picked him up off waivers a while ago in my 12 team (thought it was a joke he got dropped). I’ve plugged him in every now and then but he’s yet to really take off.

    My team is stacked offensively, with Goldschmidt, Dee Gordon, Frazier, Starlin Castro, Trout, Puig, and Upton in my OF as well as Ortiz and Brandon Moss / Josh Donaldson in my UT.

    I don’t really need Bruce and I’m gearing up for playoff mode. I’d rather speculate on some SP depth, but part of me just doesn’t want to drop him if he goes into a streak in time for the playoffs.

    Based on my lineup… drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you don’t need him, drop him

  214. jef with 1 f says:
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    Scooter or Double A ROS I have scooter in my MI spot but I can get Arismendy for K. Davis…worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

  215. And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    good thing i was busy and didn’t ask one of these earlier (re: cliff lee).
    1. 20 team league. after dropping billy butler the day he started hitting (this just happened to be day he was supposed to “start losing playing time”) i’m stuck with cron/nava at 1B. one is losing time already, and i’m betting the other does starting right now.drop either for any of arencibia/pena/singleton/grandal/efren.
    2. dynasty. BB/K’s/slg/OPS. 3 specific OF, 1.
    mesoraco
    morneau/E5 (DL)/hurry K’d
    pedroia/odor
    Aramis/E5 (DL)
    reyes
    LF upton/hurry K’d/khris davis
    RF rios/calhoun
    CF polanco/jennings
    dozier/mondesi/soler (NA)
    SP: QS league/OBPA
    richards/hutchison/skaggs/bauer/kluber/garza/kazmir/dickey/hendricks/cain,cashner,holland,paxton (DLs). NA: h.harvey/taillon.
    RP (can only play 5 per day, with holds)
    j.smith/f-rod/joba/shaw/rodney/walden/perkins/reed
    2 trades offered (12 team H2H)
    A. alcantara/smyly/m.carpenter for my perkins/pedroia
    B. alcantara/c.lee/smyly/m.carpenter/solarte for my reyes/pedroia/perkins/cashner
    B. is out for sure with Lee injury, plus i probably don’t want to have to play solarte everyday as starting SS.
    A. seems damn good though. i guess i throw away a holds guy? but which one (shaw/j.smith/walden/joba)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton…B, Joba

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: so i should take the cliff lee trade (where i have to start solarte) or the simpler one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Simpler one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They couldn’t wash the shirt a bunch and just say it’s Fuld?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: they can hand out Callaspo stickers to put over the head

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Knowing the A’s, the shirts probably reverse to a left-sided hitter

              • Carnac says:
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                Nice.

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Kid A: I’ll think that I will probably see a documentary in the next couple years about a remote Amazon culture, and a few of the tribesmen will be wearing these shirts.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Mr. Tibbs:

        It’s all out there somewhere.

        I bought a 2001 Yankees World Series Champion shirt at a store in Tegucigalpa a couple of years ago.

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Kid A: what about cheap/free jerseys, i could go for those right about now (and 100 tacos for 100 dollars)

  216. Hal Incandenza says:
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    emsp;”his Mom has seven cavities”

    That got me counting. I was surprised to end at seven.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey:

        QS league: Shoemaker or Keuchel?

        And thanks for your work here, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…. Keuchel

  217. herschel says:
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    @Grey: best dl stash – myers, bourn, cuddyer or avisail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  218. pickleball says:
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    whats the chance buxton starts next year? i’ve got a rare opening on my bench, and want to stash a high upside prospect. joc, bryant, baez, gallo are all scooped up. any prospect not named there worth stashing (i dont need them for this year, but for next). buxton and anyone i didn’t name is available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly by June…You should ask Prospect Chris who he suggests

      • pickleball says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  219. Mello Yello says:
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    ZUNINO BOMB!! Holy shizz the alarm is running out of batteries…and it runs on 9 volt ones? Who the hell designed this thing?…Oh wait, that was me…damn my lack of engineering skills and overzealousness for kamikaze shots!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  220. nick the dick says:
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    Lose wong for taveras or emily b for util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: dah, I read that wrong, I thought you were asking if you should drop wong or boneface for Taveras…..get it together J-FOH

      sorry about that

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: all good, nobody would really say boneface there idk why i even threw him in the question

      • prez says:
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        @J-FOH: nope! Colossol fuck up.. Banned from razzball.. Out!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @prez: OK, you’re up. First article is due saturday night, then cover for sky on monday and RCL roundup on Tuesday

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @prez:

          not until he tells us who won the t-shirt , please .

          • J-FOH says:
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            @costaricanchata: Nope, Prezzi ruined it for everyone.

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @J-FOH:

              prezzi = newman

  221. nick the dick says:
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    Tommorrow for a stream go wei yin vs sea or neise vs sf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I picked up Wei-Yin

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: sweet ill do a little weiyin’ with you then

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope it works for us… SON seems to think it will

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: neck and neck on SON

  222. Franco says:
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    Bonifacio and Avisail Garcia available in my league, should I drop Cron, Eaton or Austin Jackson for any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron for Bonifacio

  223. nick the dick says:
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    Still going to a nice place like Mendy’s over segura yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @nick the dick: good seinfeld reference. i said dinner, at a nice restaurant Jerry!

  224. prez says:
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    4/36…. 4 era… Not a good day! Still early… Not really!

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @prez: welcome to the club brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Early for tomorrow…

  225. J-FOH says:
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    check your e-mail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  226. G says:
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    Have baez on my team as akeeper for next year (12th round). Taveras is also on wire and can be kept at 12th round also. Drop Baez for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  227. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 team roto dynasty with OBP and slug replacing homers/avg, and pitcher cats the same as normal 5X5. 3 OF i util (1500 innings so don’t need ton of SP, except to protect for injuries)
    vogt/jaso
    goldy/duda/frazier
    wong/phillips (DL)
    frazier/machado
    castro/segura
    stanton/cespedes/duda/vogt

    SP: gallardo/hammel/morton/hahn/miley/darvish/salazar/hendricks (last 2 possible streamers)
    RP: only 3 start. benoit/feliz/mcgee
    these 2 deals offered. both seem pretty good. ozuna owner now has no interest in hahn/morton and appears to think he’s got some kind of sucker on the vine with what he’s changed his tune to. i’ll find somebody next year who could use duda if they are weak at 1B.
    1. my machado/feliz for kemp/bruce. i could then drop worst starting pitcher (stream spot) if and when another closer loses job (as nobody has any non-closer RP for the most part stashed).
    or
    2. my machado/hahn/feliz for kemp/bruce/c.davis.
    2a. would i be better off using benoit in 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Sure Benoit

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: agreeing with me that it’s way more likely feliz is closin next year than benoit, who might not even be closing in a few weeks.

  228. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    gotta love when the guys at rotoworld get tired and hit the time machine snoozer.
    “Danny Santana led off Thursday’s game with a home run and later walked, but the Twins fell to the Royals on Thursday.
    Santana greeted Royals starter Ervin Santana coldly, taking him out to right field to begin the ballgame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  229. chris says:
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    Would you trade archer and Ventura to get Lester? H2h points league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  230. Carnac says:
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    Javier Baez went 3 for 5 tonight with another HR, his 21st and 5th in the last 10 games. His average is up to .259. Just FYI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I picked him up briefly when Bonifacio was traded, alas had to drop him

  231. Fish says:
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    What the hell?!?!

    Why am I reading about the possibility of Khris Davis now being platooned with the trade for Parra???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ridiculous

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        Well, guys that means I can try and dupe an owner into trading someone of value for him. Thanks for the memories, Khrush.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fish: sweet jebus this isn’t good for NL only me.

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    harrison with piss covered hat, or whatever that metaphor is.

  233. goodfold2 says:
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    mcgown or russell (ATL) now that he’s moved to ATL for holds? this has to be mcgowan, he was just thrown away in 30 man league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGowan

  234. costaricanchata says:
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    no , Vin , the run is NOT in “for sure” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  235. Mello Yello says:
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    I’m thinking of a five song playlist a week…here’s this week’s edition:

    1. Nobody – Keith Sweat
    2. Felt Like This Before – Faith Evans
    3. Shout Me Out – TV on the Radio (that’s for you Grey!)
    4. Sea Legs – The Shins
    5. Stranglehold – Ted Nugent

    …oh yeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quite the eclectic mix, ha

  236. J-FOH says:
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    have you watched Beat Bobby Flay? cool show for a half hour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ted watches it sometimes

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I think me and Ted need to hang

  237. And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    owner from before is waffling on his m.carpenter/alcantara/smyly for my pedroia/perkins. is this still good if i throw in odor? dynasty. i’m realizing i really wouldn’t need odor/alcantara/carpenter anyway.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Yeah Perk has been nasty this year, plus Pedroia’s gonna start scoring hella more runs

  238. Sean M. Fowler says:
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    I was just offered a trade of their Garrett Richards for my Anthony Rendon…whad’ya think?

    6 x 6 H2H standard mixed here, 2nd place, the trade is from 1st place and I’ve been gaining on him so I’m a bit suspicious here….here….is my team:

    C. Jaso/Norris
    1B. Moss
    2B. Rendon
    3B. Seager
    SS. Gordon
    OF. Puig
    OF. Bautista
    OF. J.D. Martinez
    UTIL.Dozier
    UTIL. Calhoun
    BN. Gyorko

    SP. Kershaw
    SP. Kluber
    SP. Kazmir
    SP. Scherzer
    SP. Cobb
    SP. Stroman

    RP. Reed
    RP. Casilla
    RP. Hawkins

    (holds)

    RP. Boxberger
    RP. Betances

    My closers are a bit weak but I’ve been neutral/mediocre in the save dept., was considering countering asking for Melancon & Ziegler, the holds king….Pitching is definitely my strength but he’s got deGrom, Odorizzi, Arrieta, Smyly, Hahn, Lynn as well as the Richards he offered…was thinking I can weaken his SP and maybe easily replace Rendon @ 2B with Gyorko if he is actually heating up, or Dozier, or a combo of the two…. HELP??? Rendon is the 33 ranked player thus far, Richards the 32…..So I understand the easy answer would be ‘needs’ and I need hitters more than pitching. Is he trying to weaken my hitting???? Whad’yall say, say? Schucks, help.

    • Sean M. Fowler says:
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      @Sean M. Fowler: 12 team, I’m in second.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sean M. Fowler:

      screw him .
      hold tight .

      if you’re really worried about your Saves situation ,
      trade with someone well BELOW you in the standings .
      a good/fair trade strengthens both teams .
      don’t make the guy above you stronger .
      and if you really really have a need ,
      over-paying to a lower echelon team doesn’t end up hurting you as much .
      actually , it can help you , in some cases , especially h2h … depending on the remaining schedule .

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Sean M. Fowler: I would hold Rendon. The G-Unit has been phenomenal, but everyone knows he’s a sell-high, plus his last two starts make me believe he’s gonna go from a top 40-50 player to a 70-80, whereas Rendon is probably solidly in the 50-60 range

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