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The Marlins parted ways with Ricky Nolasco on Saturday.  He was the longest-tenured Marlin.  That’s about the same length as a Gary Busey train of thought.  Nolasco was also their highest paid player, which on the Marlins is like being the highest paid paperboy.  Jeffrey Loria was sad to see Nolasco go, because as the highest paid player he also had in his contract that he had to dust Loria’s artwork.  Loria said, “Adeiny Hechavarria is nimble on the field, but how is he with a 700-foot, post-modern statue of unicorn vomit?”  Nolasco was more than usable in Miami, with his only big drawback being his inability to win on a club that put swindling nearby residents before winning.  On the Dodgers, Nolasco no longer has that issue.  He’s a solid #4 fantasy starter with a 7+ K-rate, 2 walk rate and 3.70 xFIP.  I’d pick him up in all mixed leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Matt Kemp – So….How was your weekend?  My weekend was solid.  I went to an Asian Night Market that had about 30,000 people in an area for 15,000.  There were moments when my feet weren’t on the ground, but I was still standing.  Stinky Tofu is like skunked Miller Lite — smells bad; tastes great!  I was standing in one line for milk tea boba for 20 minutes when an 80-year-old Asian woman overheard me and said I sounded like Melissa McCarthy’s brother in The Heat.  “You knock?!  You knock?!”  She said it was nice to finally have Hollywood make fun of me.  We laughed, me and her husband compared mustaches; his long and wispy, mine more Sellecky.  This was on Saturday.  It came after a lousy Friday night when Kemp was re-injured.  Mea culpa on telling people to buy him only to have him get injured again.  As always, my buy was contingent on him staying healthy, so I’d back off buying him, even though he says he’ll be back on Monday.  It’s not a good sign at all that he was injured on a swing.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 5th steal.  He said after the game, “I should be allowed to make the All-Star Game if Papelbon is allowed to dance.”

Chad Gaudin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Gaudamn!  I like Gaudin in the right match-ups and he goes to Petco next.  Don’t mind if I do!

Lance Berkman – The Big Puma hit the DL with hip inflammation.  Or as Telemundo announced, El Grande Puma’s es bebe-constructo hips de fumar.

Ryan Braun – Ready to return from the DL.  Here’s what Ron Roenicke said, “He’s got to get his legs under him.  If we can get him maybe back before the All-Star break and let him play in some games, and then use the break as kind of how you would recuperate in spring training, that would be ideal.”  Unless we’re talking about Mr. Grapefruit, Billy Butler, I don’t want any players treating July games like spring training, but if you have Braun, this is the best news you’ve had in a while, so I don’t want to rain on your parade, Bobby Darin.  I’d also be looking to piggyback this good news and looking to sell Braun, if I could get anything substantial.

Eric Young – 2-for-5 with his third steal this weekend.  Do I dare recommend him again?  I dare, I dare.  Do you care to pick him up again?  You care, you care.  Do you have someone to change your baby’s diaper?  Au pair, au pair.

Josh Satin – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 steal, 1 Ike Davis on the bench.  If the Mets are going to deploy a left/righty platoon, I’d deploy a parachute in shallower leagues unless you can carry someone to replace Davis or Satin when they sit.

Jeremy Hefner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, 3.39 ERA.  Damn, Hefner, I like the way you play, boy.  Hefner’s not this good, but he also has nine straight quality starts, so what do you care what he’s really like?  Own him while he’s running the table.

Nick Tepesch – Hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  Happy Tepesch; too bad he can’t unleaven his pitches.

Joakim Soria – Activated from the DL.  He’ll start in easy situations before being thrust into high-leverage ones.  You work the register before Friendly’s throws you on Fribbles.  You hear me?

Yadier Molina – Missed two games this weekend with right knee inflammation.  The MRI came back clean; he hopes to return on Tuesday; Yadi, Yadi, Yadi…

Matt Holliday – 1-for-3 with a slam (12) and legs (3).  He was the back end on a steal of second while Beltran stole home.  I think it should be clear from now on when I call the Cards manager, Tony Ma Theny.

Yasmani Grandal – Sounds like he’s going to miss the rest of the season with ACL and MCL damage.  I’m not even sure how you can injure the Austin City Limits or 1150, but it doesn’t sound promising.

Chase Headley – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and six for his last 13 with a homer.  His nostrils are fogging the mirror!

Alexi Amarista – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Yesterday, he played 2nd, center field then back to 2nd.  That must be what scouts call, “Little League range.”  Should just put him in short-center and call it a day.

Dan Haren – Will be activated on Monday.  That means you can’t continue to stash him on your DL, but you have to finally commit to dropping him.  Sorry, I know you’re a commitment-phobe.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a grand slam (10) and legs (5).  Denny’s called and said you’re trademark infringing.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Danny Espinosa who?!  He was the 2nd baseman who– I know, Random Italicized Voice.  Whoa, someone’s testy, you need some resty?  I like my Random Italicized Girls chesty.  Are you rhyming now?  Yes, Sherlock.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  Thankfully there was no wall between 1st and 2nd.

Scott Hairston – Traded to the Nats to act as padded cushion with their outfield depth in case anyone gets hurt.  *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*

Neil Walker – Will get an MRI on his side.  Since those MRI machines are a fickle bunch, we’ll see if it stays on his side.

A.J. Burnett – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returned from the DL, but was removed early due to being rusty.  Anthony Michael Hall and a host of other teen actors had that problem, too.

Doug Fister – 6 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was beat by Corey Kluber (6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks), which goes to the old adage, “It doesn’t matter how far your reach is if the other guy has a club.”  I might’ve made up that adage, which isn’t the industry leading trade paper on advertising just like therapists dot com isn’t a forum for sex offenders.  First, Fister isn’t as bad as his 4.07 ERA shows.  If his owner got sick of his shenanigans, then I’d grab him, but use kid gloves until after the break.  Second, Kluber is as solid as he looked yesterday, but he just needed the extra boost of me dropping him prior to this start.  Dah!  I’d go ahead and grab Kluber again, if I had room.  Third, there’s no third.  You people are greedy!

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and 2 homers.  Hahahahahaha… That’s me delirious from picking up and dropping Brantley.  Though, now my resident bungee chump has been scooped by someone else, so I’m left to wonder what could have been.  I can guess what could’ve been:  I would’ve grabbed him again for about four days then dropped him for someone else.  Sue me that I can’t hold onto a utility hitter.  Maybe in the lawsuit we can settle out of court and you’ll be rewarded my ten grand in bills.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  He’s also four for his last six.  Hey, like I tell the ladies; I’ll let you wrap your head around that small sample size.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs, and a slam (28) and legs (3), hitting .368.  His steal came on a double steal with Prince Fielder in the 6th.  In related news, during the 6th inning, mystery tremors were reported in downtown Cleveland.

Torii Hunter – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Torii showing you how he dots the eyes!

Josh Reddick – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I love a guy with 30-homer power who has less than 5 homers in July.  Has a whole lot of power numbers still to come.  Editor’s Note:  I like less than 5 homers from a power hitter this late in the year when he’s not on my team for the first 3 months.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Still think Lowrie’s got 17 homers in his bat, so he’s got some work to do in the 2nd half, as well.

Grant Green – A’s called up their bat-first middle infielder to either take over 2nd base or platoon with Sogard.  Therein lies the rub, like the prude brothel’s sign reads.  There’s conflicting reports to how he’ll be used.  If it’s a platoon, he’s nearly useless in mixed leagues as he’ll only be facing lefties.  If it’s an everyday job, then there’s some sweet, sweet upside here.  Over a full year at Triple-A in 2012, he hit .296 with 15 HR and 13 SB.  This year, more of the same, 11 homers, 4 steals and .318.  My guess is at first he’ll be platooned.  If he starts showing his bat, he could be a full-timer within a few weeks of the break since Sogard had changed his name from Soboring to get fantasy baseballers to bite, but it hasn’t worked.

George Kottaras – 1-for-2 and his third homer in his last three games.  Unfortch, Salvador Perez is playing in front of him nearly every day with his 1-for-3’s and no counting stats.

David Price – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (0 BB), 5 Ks, a complete game in only 98 pitches with 72 strikes.  That economy of pitches would make Alan Greenspan blush, but maybe that’s because of his naked shorts.

Joshua Phegley – 1-for-4 with his first homer.  I’d keep a close eye on him if you need power at your catcher slot.  Not a closed eye.  Hello, open your eyes!

Nick Franklin – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer.  It’s silly to prorate a guy who has less than 40 games in the majors out over 162 games, but let’s be silly!  Over a full season, Franklin would have 25 homers and 21 steals.  Then it would be even sillier to say he’s been better than Zobrist in 50 less games.

Joe Saunders – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  If I were the M’s, I’d have Saunders and Harang pitch the same day, one gets the first four innings and the other gets the 2nd half of the game.  Call them the Sarung and have them wear sarongs, I don’t care, just bring up Erasmo!

Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks in New York, which means the same even if you’re not sure if he faced the Mets or Yanks.  They’re both offensively-challenged.  The Stream-o-Nator didn’t love this start, because Hammel’s been less-than-desirable this year with or without the apostrophe.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.77.  Due to his lack of Ks, he’s not more than a number two fantasy starter.  Due to everything else, he’s been a solid number two.

Patrick Corbin – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, 2.40 ERA.  Regression?  Where we’re going we don’t need regression.

Darin Ruf – 1-for-2, 2 runs.  The Phils promoted him to fill-in for the DL’d Ryan Howard.   Here’s what I’ve said previously about Ruf, “(Last year), he hit a minor league-leading 38 homers (with 20 of them coming in August).  That was at Double-A and at 26 years old.  In scout speak, that’s not good, too old.  Scouts speak in short sentences so they don’t miss the Early Bird Specials.  Based not on facts but my gut (and Ruf’s), “Babe” Ruf reminds me of Matt Stairs.  Ruf’s a righty, but like Stairs he’s got two beer kegs for legs and the upside of a guy who would be fun to hang out with in the dugout.  To me, he profiles as a guy that will come up and do damage in the very short term and then become a career pinch hitter.”  And that’s me quoting me!  In NL-Only leagues, I could see taking the flyer on him, but I’m not grabbing him in mixed leagues until he puts something together.

Domonic Brown – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Before I go to sleep every night, I thank the fantasy Gods for giving me the strength to hold Domonic during his sub-par April.

Jonathan Pettibone – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Pettibone’s far from an exciting name unless you’re a dog, but he gets the White Sox next, which doesn’t seem like a terrible stream.

Brandon Beachy – Cleared to start a rehab assignment.  I’m guessing he won’t be back until mid-August and even then it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s working out of the bullpen to baby him, though with the way Fredi uses his bullpen, social services might need to be called.

Brian McCann – 3-for-4, 1 run and 7 for his last 9, hitting .304.  Meanwhile, Salvador Perez sat out Sunday so he was well-rested to deliver flowers to his MeeMaw’s grave.

Chris Johnson – 1-for-4 with a homer and 2-for-5 on Saturday.  I’ve been calling him a hot schmotato for two weeks.  What are you?  Robert De Niro from Awakenings?  You’re taking way too long to react.

Kris Medlen – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Anyone else notice he hasn’t been as good since the kid (man?) died from Kriss Kross?  Maybe Medlen should wear his pants backwards.  Sometimes a tribute is all we have.

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .250.  Finally, I relented and looked to pick him up, and, rightfully so, he was owned.  It says a lot that I thought he might not be.  It’s weird how Rasmus feels uninspiring but if, say, Konerko had 16 homers and a .250 average, you’d be happy as a Puig in a batter’s box.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (22).  The King of SAGNOF powered up pre-game with a giant smoked turkey leg and a chalice of mead that Kawasaki brought back from the Ren-Faire.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Plouffe goes the dynamite!  I looked at our 30-day Player Rater to see how great Plouffe has been, but it didn’t work out so well because he was injured towards the beginning of that time frame.  Though, he does have 4 homers in the last ten games.

Aramis Ramirez – Due to his knee, he sat out yesterday and will miss some days next weekend so he has an extra long All-Star break.  He has 5 homers now, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a 12-ish homer season from him this year, and that might be optimistic.

Dexter Fowler – Could return this week after a rehab assignment.  His wrist is feeling better and he’s got full Dexterity.

Troy Tulowitzki – Will start a rehab assignment this week.  Hopefully, he stays healthy long enough to make it through it, otherwise his owners will be yelling an anagram of ‘this.’

Carlos Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with a hand injury.  The Rockies are the early favorites for the Rehab Assignment World Series.

Roy Oswalt – Left yesterday’s game with a strained hamstring.  Well, they’ll need someone to pitch at the RAWS.

Marc Krauss – 1-for-4 with a homer and 3-for-4 on Saturday.  Krauss was predicted to be the first prospect from the 2009 draft to reach the majors.  O, brother, Krauss, where art thou been?  He has some power and strikes out a bit.  The bigger issue is he’s been playing in place of Chris Carter vs. righties.  Krauss platooning with The K’ing Crater is bad for everyone.  Krauss teaming with Robert Plant is good for everyone.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4 and 2 steals.  Elias Sports Bureau said Altuve used more steps in his two steals than are in the Empire State Building.

From Around The Web

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    whats up boss?You grabbing Grant Green the ss eligible slugger

    • charlie hustler says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: I sure as hell have. Platooning with Sogard as the downside? All in. Grant Green and Sonny Gray are highly touted elsewhere on this site, which is all I need – all hail RAZZball

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Yea I like Green too, pretty soon Sogard will have to hang up his glasses in every day bench duty

    • shibboleth says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: @AL KOHOLIC: How do we feel about Mr. Green compared to another MI rookie, Anthony Rendon? I know nothing of the man but always appreciate these early warnings!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @shibboleth: Hah, I like Rendon more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: I’d grab him in some leagues, definitely

  2. Frank says:
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    Grey, could you rank these struggling 3b as keepers. headley Frazier middlebrook
    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank: Like that order

      • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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        @JB Gilpin: just curious, where would you put Seagler in that ranking?

  3. Slippy says:
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    You like fowler more than pence or Holliday ROS?? Thanks. And andrus or asdrubal? Long time lurker, first time poster.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slippy: Hah welcome to the comments world! Nah I like both Pence and Holliday more, Holliday the best. Then kinda need, Andrus for speed/runs, Asdrubal for everything else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slippy: I’d rank them Pence, Holliday, Fowler… Welcome!

  4. mr dumas says:
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    Need some advice : give M. Bumgarner and Ryan zimmerman to get either Kris medlen and byrce Harper or Yovani gallardo and Harper. I have Manny machado @ 3b. My SP’s are Max Scherzer, Shelby Miller, and Travis wood. (Plus some streamers ) I’m ina twelve team head to head league. What would you do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mr dumas: If Zimmerman isn’t playing 3rd and on your bench a lot, then yea I’d do it. I like Medlen more.

  5. Coitus Granderson says:
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    Are Phelps, Ubaldo, Cahill or Lincecum worth dropping for Skaggs, Nova, Archer or Zito?

    • charlie hustler says:
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      @Coitus Granderson:You’re screaming for streaming.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Coitus Granderson: Agree with above, play matchups, none of those guys are must-owns

  6. Hondo says:
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    I read somewhere that the Mets where thinking about using Statin in the OF occasionally FWIW.

    Makes sense to me,but hey,it’s the Mets.

    They might try to convert into a catcher.Who knows? Not me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hondo: Mess haha

  7. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick two to start in a h2h

    Hellickson vs MIN (Correia
    Lynn @ CHC (Garza)
    Sanchez vs CHW (Sale)

    Thanks

  8. Mike says:
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    Headley or Arenado ROS?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: I’d still go Headley

  9. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great read today Grey, been waiting for the Grant Green call up. Now we just need Erasmo but that’s a different story… So I’ve been stashing Pineda on my DL, and now he’s off the DL but in AAA (damn Yankees). I dropped Kendrick to get Pineda off my dl and onto a roster spot but now he will just be taking up a roster spot who knows how long. I like Gaudin and Kluber, I have Lemahiue at 2b, would you drop Pineda for now and just watch like a hawk for news on him? Or just let him eat a roster spot, my other idea is to just punt 2b all together as the rest of my team is pretty stacked. My roster for reference: http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse?leagueId=154555&teamId=3&seasonId=2013 Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: I’d rather Kluber than Pineda, I’ve been a Kluber lover forever – love him more than cutoffs.

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I didn’t see you at the convention…

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough, what about Gaudin, would you go with him over Cashner? The strikeouts are nice and Cashner seems like he is pretty droppable…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  10. The Mujica Man says:
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    Salvador Perez ($11.8) is the 6th ranked catcher on your 30-day Player Rater.

    • Manutebologna says:
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      @The Mujica Man:

      He’s so damn boring to own though

      • Zoltan says:
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        @Grey: Russell Martin is a saint!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Arms I could sell SHelby and/or Jo-fer for? H2H league so would you try and sell them off before an innings cap comes into play in our playoffs, non-keeper too.

    Should I be aiming for no2 type arms for them, Samardzijajaja/ Hamels types?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: If I could get either of those guys I would for JoFer, I think Miller will go all the way though with a few starts skipped, like him a tad more than Shark ROS this year.

  12. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    Would like to pick up 2 starters. Do any stand out as quality ROS type pitchers or are they just hot stretch/streamers? Thanks as always.

    Parker (vBOS), Ogando(n/a), Nolasco (@ARI, vCOL), Hefner (@PIT), Wheeler (@SF), Kennedy (vLAD, vMIL), Delgado (vMIL), Porcello (vCHW)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Grey likes Nolasco, but Parker stands out a bit as a quality ROS guy. And I like Porcello a lot myself. I’d play Nolasco for the 2 starts and Porcello this week though.

  13. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I’m glad to see Grant Green enjoying success on the baseball field since his guitar playing was under appreciated. Would you start Holland or Garza today?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Hah, yea big comeback story since his passing… Like the Cubs matchup must better.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: I’m glad someone else keeps having to remind themselves that Grant Green isn’t referring to the guitarist in this context.

  14. Ralph says:
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    Brandon Phillips + Rios OR Puig + R. Weeks? Keeper league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ralph: Man I think I go Puig side, left side lots of age

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph: Tough call, agree with JB

  15. TheNewGuy says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS:

    Cuddyer or Hamilton

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Cuddyer for extra eligibility

  16. chunk says:
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    Drop Mini Donkey or kill myself?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Well we love our readers so I’d say drop!

      • chunk says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I benched him and added chris johnson, but like grey i hate to waste a roster spot on a bench bat. I could add kluber, nova, porcello, a solid holds guy (points league), or even a better bench bat like reddick, who is for some reason unowned in this 15 team league. would you lose reynolds for any of those guys?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @chunk: I love Kluber, if you have no innings limit concerns, I’d grab him

  17. Ernie says:
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    Would you sell CarGo straight up for an elite sp?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ernie: Gomez or Gonzalez? Gomez sure for the top few guys but not after that

      • mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ya I traded Gomez for sherzer…thinking about naming my first born sherzer

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @mike: Be sure his middle name starts with K! or W for that matter…

      • Ernie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Gonzalez for top sp? Rest of roster very solid.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ernie: Have to be Kershaw and that’s pretty much it….

  18. J-rod says:
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    Bourne wainwright for mccutchen? Need an era/whip reducer so need a top pitcher. Tried to trade j upton but he countered w mccutchen. Seems fair right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J-rod: Fair? Close, I think I’d ask for someone better than Bourn, but does fit your needs, would have no problem with it

      • Tommy Gunn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: i was looking at his roster. i tried for edwin encarnacion (why not shoot high) but he said no. it’s either bourne or leonys martin, who i’m thinking i like better than bourne. he’s unproven, but has the speed plus power. quite honestly, he’s like mccutchen without the track-record. So getting Wain for the reduction there seems like a great fit. He wants to part with Bourne though. So who knows.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tommy Gunn: Mehhhh, I wouldn’t go that for with Martin. But I would think he would be fine with Martin instead of Bourn

  19. Jamiehov says:
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    Haha at tge Harper blurb. Great write up,

    My team is in shambles. Should I drop Medlen for Nolasco, Hellickson or Hefner? Maybe just stream the spot??

    My of of Jupton, Hamilton and Mccutchen hasn’t carried me like I thought it would!

    Also, dropped Hardy for Castro. Hardys been ice cold, should I grab Castro for the 2h

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jamiehov: Like Hardy more for power, agree he needs to heat up. Your OF is fine and I’d hold Medlen, I think you can bounce back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: Thanks! Hold Medlen… Castro move was fine

  20. Sanfran says:
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    Hey Grey. Thanks for the start to the week.

    How you like Jay Bruce compared to Choo for rest of season? I can add H Bell and probably obtain him. 12×12 roto 12 team where I am stuck around 8 in HR and RBI.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sanfran: I think I like Bruce, unless you need a tad of speed. But since you need HR and RBI def would want Bruce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sanfran: No problem, agree with JB

  21. Travis says:
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    Thoughts on Adam Eaton + Wil Myers for Matt Moore?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Travis: Depends on needs, in redraft I like it

      • Travis says:
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        @JB Gilpin: need pitching, have Braun, AJax, Marte, Puig, Brown still so those two were bench bats.

        Thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Travis: Then like it even Moore!

  22. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Italicizes voice is definitely ala Mike D. Drop Frazier or Erasmo for Rasmus/G.Green? I need a UTIL player this week with Infante likely sitting

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: I like your guys more, but if Frazier can’t be the UTIL, Erasmo for Rasmus to play for you this week would be fine in a 10 teamer

  23. Run the Jewels says:
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    Should trade pence for heyward?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Run the Jewels: Hmmm, good one I probably wouldn’t for this year.

  24. EK says:
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    Rank ROS H2H pts:
    Masterson, Gee, Medlen, Kluber, Dempster

    • EK says:
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      @EK: and Nolasco

      Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Masterson, Medlen, Kluber, Dempster, Gee, Nolasco (I don’t like him as much as Grey).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Masterson, Medlen, Kluber, Nolasco

  25. costaricanchata says:
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    this is me quoting me , before kluber’s july 2nd start vs the kansas city peasants :
    ” July 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm (link)

    @ Grey :
    @ Oaktown
    @ wilsonian
    @ Gilp
    &
    @ others :

    i’m going to do youse guys a favor and NOT jump on your end of the
    kluber teeter-totter tonight .
    that’s right . i’m sitting him in my 12-teamer .
    so , if there’s a jinx , a jonah , out there , it ain’t me .

    unlike SOME h2h-ers , i won’t be rootin’ against you .
    there’s nothing in that for me .

    however , allow me to pray for hosmer and moustakas …. lord knows they need it .”

    this is me (again) quoting me after that start vs kansas city :
    ” July 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm (link)

    well , well , well .
    clearly , i am not the jonah .
    kluber : 5 and a third , 4 earned runs , and what ? 3 strikeouts ??

    now , if you don’t mind ,
    drop him now , and get the hell off of my side of the teeter-totter !

    kluber and i have some serious business to conduct .
    you had your fun .
    we’ll let you know when we want you back .
    meanwhile , figure out who among you is the real jinx .”

    this is me (one more time) quoting me right before kluber’s start yesterday vs the tigers :
    ” July 7, 2013 at 9:20 am (link)

    OK , all you kluber-ites , here’s the deal :

    vs the detroit tigers , his career stats :
    1 -3 (4 gs) , 7.88 era , .352 baa , .175 whip

    what does this all add up to ? ===> definite start today !!
    who’s with me ?
    i’m looking at 8 k ‘s and a win . ”

    me …. (live) :
    a) the Razzball teeter-totter theory does exist and can be employed as a viable tool ,
    b) schmohawk commenters <== get the hell off of my lawn .
    d) permission to jump back on the kluber band-wagon for his july 12th start vs kansas city will be granted on a case-by-case basis .
    all applications must be stated , in writing , on this site , prior to 1pm on the 12th .
    e) jinxes , jonahs , and anyone who would otherwise step on a sidewalk crack , need not apply .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @costaricanchata: Teeter-totter theory… Love it! And yes jump back on, you’re a regular, you know I love Kluber. I actually have started him every time out since the TB rain out like 2 months ago. Should’ve gotten the win yesterday too, but got an extra ER after pulled then Pestano blew chunks. His stuff looked fantastic, hit 97 a bunch of times.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @costaricanchata: I cut him in my shallow league after that last bomb that he dropped on my team. So of course someone who needed a start picked him up against DET and streamed that shit. He’s now cuddling him close. So looks like my love affair with Kluber has officially ended.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wilsonian: Booooo! Show up at his house with a boom box over your head!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        since it appears that wilsonian has almost confessed to being our jinx (scroll up) ,
        permission is hereby granted for you to jump back on our end of the teeter-totter ,
        IF kluber is still available to you .

        however , as rumor has it that there quite possibly could have been more than one
        jinxes (jinxi ? ) aboard the kluber band-wagon , the onus might very well fall upon YOU , should his next start go awry .

        are you willing to accept that responsibility ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not going back to Kluber in the only league he’s available due to my team, but I would in most leagues… I am willing…

  26. BrewerFan says:
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    Trade Garza for Starlin Castro? Castro seems like a great buy-low.

    My pitching is Latos, Waino, ZImm,H.Bailey, Erasmo, Garza, Cole, Kluber.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BrewerFan: Sure, like that one, Garza is bottom end for ya anyway

  27. Hankg says:
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    1. Drop Frazier or Crisp to pick up R. Davis or T, Hunter?
    2. Drop Fister to pick up Nolasco?
    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hankg: Well going backwards, Fister has been horrible to watch as an owner. Pitching like his namesake. That said, I’d hold. Frazier’s doing nothing either, prob dropping him for Rajai

  28. Birdog says:
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    What do I do with Stanton at this point. He’s the worst player (stat-wise) on my team (12 team H2H). Bench him in favor of Crisp or Lowrie? As soon as I do, he’ll have a two HR day. Our league counts strikeouts and he seems to like those a lot. Fucker.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: Haha, I laughed at loud at your last sentence there… I’d play matchups, but benching here and there for Crisp I’d have no problem with.

      • Birdog says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sounds reasonable. Thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Birdog: No prob!

  29. G’morning Grey … three quick questions for the price of one! Heh heh.

    1) Who is the guy to drop if looking for future saves among Melancon, Bailey, and FRod?

    2) And the guy to drop looking for HR/RBI from among Juan Francisco, Moss, Reddick, Ike?

    3) And would you take Kluber over Erasmo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: 1) Gotta be KRod right now, I assume you mean him and not Rodney. 2) I’d probably drop Francisco out of those, his defense is just so bad he’ll lose some starts 3) Definitely! In love with Kluber

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    Shallow 8 Team H2H Keeper. I have Fister, Dickey, and Lackey at the back end of my rotation. I’m looking to drop one for a streamer spot (way too many good matchup arms available). Who’s the drop?

    Lackey has been good, but I don’t trust him long haul – but have to hang on right now, right?

    Fister has been bad, but he should probably just be benched for now, right?

    Dickey has been bad, good, bad, good, but he’s so unpredictable he’s the odd man out, right?

    W, QS, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yea, if anyone will give you anything sell high, but doubt anyone likes Lackey. Same with Fister – hold. Dickey would be the drop.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: just whacked Dickey off my team. Man that’s a terrible pun. Picked up Gee for a stream tomorrow and Hellickson will be the next. Actually cut Fister, too, simply because I know my league and he cleared waivers before when he was pitching slightly better. And his next start is in TEX, so that’s a no go anyway. I’m also facing the guy I’m tied for 4th with and am doing anything to win now. Thanks for the help.

        P.S. There’s no way in hell anyone will give me the time of day for Lackey, so he’s just a hold if/when he starts sucking, then a drop.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yea I’m benching Fister in deeper leagues too for that next one most likely. Sounds like a plan!

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Wilsonian:

          haha !
          is that the 1st time that you’ve ‘whacked’ him this year ?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @costaricanchata: luckily it is. I’m sure I’ll get sucked back in at some point and be forced to whack Dickey again.

  31. Frank White says:
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    Hey what up… Should I drop Lind for Juan Francisco or Ike Davis?? Lind as been dying out

    • Frank White says:
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      I kinda have to drop Lind and Peralta so I can grab one of those to guys, Francisco or Davis, and to have room to stream pitchers cause I need the room for Erasmo and Martinez.. That’s why I asked about sticking with them.. I need a ROS pitcher on my squad cause I’m short of pitching. I’m hoping one of them bloom

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: I’m fine riding the hot bat, Davis for now would be fine, but I wouldn’t ride through another cold spell

  32. Frank White says:
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    Also, Iv’e been keeping Erasmo Ramirez and Carlos Martinez on my bench for a while and they’re taking up room. The thing is I’m scared to drop them cause someone else is gonna grab em. Stick it out?? I know it said that Joe Kelly supposed to go to the Bullpen after that start but I don’t know

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Depends on league depth, I think it’s your 10-teamer, you can drop one of them if you need

  33. stinky_llama says:
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    leonys martin or rajai ROS?? worried about RD’s split time with melky coming back from DL soon….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stinky_llama: Yea I hear ya, Martin ROS but tough to not ride Rajai right now

  34. Andrew says:
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    Joqoin Benoit for either Mark Trumbo or Eric Hosmer.

    Which players you want?

    • rascal says:
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      @Andrew:

      You can get Trumbo for Benoit? Hopefully you hit accept already.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew: Definitely Trumbo. I’d take Hosmer too

  35. Wheeler of Fortune says:
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    Please Rank ROS: Carter, Rasmus, Brandon Moss, Lind, Reddick

    • Wheeler of Fortune says:
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      @Wheeler of Fortune: Also add Ike Davis to the mix please.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wheeler of Fortune: Reddick, Rasmus, Lind (worried about back), Davis, Moss Carter,

  36. Ryan741 says:
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    Prefer Darvish or Verlander ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Still Verlander

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Ryan741:

      darvish …. easily .

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @costaricanchata: I dunno, Darvish will get the K crown easily but other than that I could see Verlander outpitching him ROS

  37. Johnny says:
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    Pick 5 to start (point league w/emphasis on QS & W)
    Greinke – @ Ari, Col
    Darvish – @Bal
    Lackey – @Oak
    Hellickson – Min
    Archer – Min, Hou
    Wilson – @ChC

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: Leaving out Hell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnny: What does the Stream-o-Nator say?

  38. joe says:
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    I need wins. Which two should I keep: Cashner, Skaggs, Pineda, Nova, Strailey, Erasmo or Randell Delgado in a H2H keeper league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @joe: Straily and Erasmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Cashner, Erasmo

  39. KevinK says:
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    Have Gyorko and Alexei… picked up Rendon when Gyorko injured. Picked up Franklin because I think may have more upside than Alexei and is 2b/ss eligible.

    what is best combo if can only have 2? I am thinking– Gyorko 2B/Franklin SS
    Will have to drop 1 when Gyorko back— Who?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KevinK: Agree on your best 2, Alexei would be the drop

  40. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Nolasco (@ARZ, COL), Hughes (KC, MIN), Archer (MIN, HOU), Martin (@BAL, @Verlander) or Feldman (TEX, TOR) this week?

    H2H points league. Who is the safest and then who has the best chance at a “monster” week. And I say monster in quotes because, well, look at the names in question…

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @malamoney: None are safe, I’d probably take Archer for both looking at matchups

  41. Leasel says:
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    Asdrubal for Anibal? What about Asdrubal for Homer Bailey?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Leasel: Rather Bailey with Anibal’s shoulder issues, would be fine with it with solid MI backup

      • Leasel says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks man, (in a 12 team H2H) I have Desmond, B Phillips, and A Hill as well for MI so I’m not worried about losing Asdrubal but the other owner is insisting on one of those three for Anibal or Bailey instead of Asdrubal. I think he’s asking too much

        Which SP would you target for Phillips or Hill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Leasel: Who needs Hill or Phillips and what SPs do you have to choose from?

          • Leasel says:
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            @Grey:

            Options for Phillips/Hill would be Gio, J Zimmerman, Moore, Anibal, Homer Bailey, Samardijza and Liriano. Are these in the range you would look for in SP’s or would Asdrubal be good enough for most of these in return in 1 for 1’s?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Leasel: I’d take pretty much all of those guys over Asdrubal, can’t hurt to offer

  42. uncdrew says:
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    How does Gray know what an au pair is? I doubt it was his thesaurus — he must have dated some. The ones from Romania are foxes.

  43. Byron from Austin says:
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    mornin grey / jb! hope your weekends were cool. HUGE laughs on listening to the podcast and then the dodgers game in succession the other day. grey go buy a lotto ticket.

    so, been in first mostly all year, and when i look at what sucks on my roster, it’s sadly 3rd base. i’ve been rolling with aramis / arenado / frazier and yeah that’s kinda been working, but omg how painful. assuming i’m not gonna trade for a 3rd baseman cause that would just be silly, my one decent option to turn it around could possibly be (gasp!) brett wallace (3b eligible in yahoo leagues).

    i’m not running out to grab him this morning, but let’s say he keeps hitting early this week, i might just have to make the move. so jb, are you dropping one of those 3rd basemen for wallace? if so, who? and what say YOU, grey? per usual, looking to get the most hr/rbi production out of the spot.

    i’m also working on a couple trades that would free up a roster spot for me. thoughts on these? one is i give puig/dom brown/g. cole/cashner for hamels/bumgarner/reddick, the other is i give dom brown and g. cole for scherzer. i don’t think i’m giving toooo much in either one, though i am looking to slightly overpay to get the deal done (and free up the roster spot). thanks guys, and have a great week!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Byron from Austin: Thanks man! Got to see the Brewers over the 4th and couldn’t have been happier. Nah, I’d hold your guys. Seems like a lot in the first one, don’t mind the second one though, you have a great week as well!

      • Byron from Austin says:
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        @Grey: yo jb and grey, that Dom brown and cole for Scherzer offer was accepted!! pats on the back for me, or what?

        with my extra roster spot, who’s the more interesting add between scheirholtz and Brett Wallace? I’d only play either of them vs righties.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wallace

  44. Maglia Rosa says:
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    Please comment on Weaver’s performance last night. I could’ve picked this guy up with a waiver claim but let him go.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Maglia Rosa: Someone dropped Weaver? Wow. Looked solid, still hits low 90s when he needs, kept the Sox off balance almost all night.

  45. fitz says:
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    Benching Greinke tonight @ ARZ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fitz: I am begrudgingly playing him, but holding my breath

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz: In some leagues

    • Ryan G says:
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      @fitz: Beware of the Goldschmidt!

  46. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you drop Locke or Hellickson for Nolasco?

  47. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: Grant Green is a strange case… A 6′ 3″ 2nd bagger?? The tallest in MLB???.. Not know for his defense.. His rap has always been his lack of a true position… Think, this label will follow him to the Bigs too..

    Look for the A’s to deal for a vet SS/2B player…. Nakajima has been ordinary in AAA…. He may yet come up…

    The deserving Grant has been on fire… But, it leaves the A’s short of a back up at SS as Rosales goes down. or is released.. I guess, it’s Sogard filling in at short for now…

    The A’s could use another bat… However, Green may turn out to be an adventure in the field…

    Rollins or Scutaro would be nice fits from teams having down seasons if they throw in the towel… The A’s have some nice chips too…

    VENT!!!!! The A’s owner is criminally underfunding this team.. All he dreams about is his hoped for move to Yuppie Valley – Dead End Gulch – San Jose… Heck, the A’s could have drawn another 100,000 plus this year, already, if they had removed the tarps on the upper deck… They won’t, as they want to fail in Oakland… They won’t even fix the plumbing in the OAC… Where they have a sweetheart super cheap deal… They would rather complain about it and use it as ammo for their move.. VENT OVER!!!

    On Satin .. I have been drooling about him for awhile now… Only I’m loaded on the corners with Napoli (BU catcher) Loney, LaRoche, Cabrera, Hosmer… No room… I am shocked, he has lingered in the puddle in my league… If any player has been worthy over the last 10 days or so – it was him….

    My Razzball League has disappointed me in that so many teams clearly have been AOL for over a month and longer now… Thought the owners would be more active… Not much different than the general population in Yahoo or any other site’s open leagues..

    My team stinks or at least, did stink… But, I have persevered and have been rewarded… I probably will not win the league… But, am making a run at the top teams now… Some luck in WINS and SBs with no drop off in in the rest of the CATs could put me in the mix by Sept…. I have done a good job nurturing my BA off a terrible start…. Not bragging – just pointing out a poor team can turn it around through hard work and a little luck… Why quit in May or June..

    *******************************

    Where is Mr Wrong???… He was MIA this weekend…

    Signed: Concerned…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: Yup gotta stick with it for the long haul! JayWrong had a Charlie Sheen hotel room weekend after beating me in the cage match that shoulda been a tie on the podcast! Stupid Nick not letting me switch to Arencibia I knew that!

      • T Moore says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Drugs!!! Shoulda known… Another promising life thrown away for a bindle of white power and some young floozy crotchless panties.. Whata waste…

        Wait a second!!!… That does not sound so bad when you compare it to my life???

        • T Moore says:
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          @T Moore:
          in

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @T Moore: As long as he doesn’t throw his career away! We need you JayWrong. WE NEED YOU!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @T Moore:

      yep .
      there ought to be a way for Razzball to filter out those players who
      seemingly quit on their teams every year in the rcls .
      otherwise , they’re just encouraging these fly-by-nighters to do the “cool”
      thing (draft and abandon when out of contention) .

      • T Moore says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        Costa: Not a bad idea… But in the end, probably bad for biz for RazzBall…

        I did miss a draft in another RazzBall league this year and got something that was beyond repair…. Think I had 7 Dled players drafted by the computer… I announced to the leauge that I was sorry, froze the team and folded… But, I did this right away so as to limit my influence on the league…

        That said, I should be tracked for this missing of a draft… I have no excuse – other than being semi brain dead…. Stike One!!! – on me….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: I think JayWrong was injured (tearing up his hotel room)…. I hear ya on the A’s rant… Always wondered why they would tarp 25% of the stadium, but they do want out so it makes sense

  48. Ajk says:
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    Do you still see erasmo Ramirez as a buy? He hasn’t looked as great in his last outings and the mariners still have not promoted him. Would you take him or make a move for Eric stults in his 2 start week? Very deep mixed league and the owner just dropped stults due to his last bad start

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ajk: Rather Erasmo ROS but Stults for this week and you may get Erasmo on the flip side.

  49. rascal says:
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    For reasons beyond my comprehension, Chase Headley and Leonys Martin were both dropped in my league. Which one would you pick up (i’ll be dropping Carl Crawford).

    Also, when Gyorko gets activated, late this week it sounds like, I’ll have to drop him or Rendon. Which one should I drop?

    Rest of my hitters:
    C: Ryan Doumit
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Anthony Rendon
    SS: Nick Franklin
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Mike Trout, Alex Rios, Dominic Brown
    UTL: Starling Marte, Yasiel Puig
    Bench: Will Myers, Ike Davis, Carl Crawford
    DL: Jedd Gyorko

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @rascal: Well I’d still rather have Crawford. I’ll still take Gyorko but close, and try to give him a few days when he’s back up to see how he’s doing.

  50. Jon says:
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    I traded Marte for Kemp before this recent injury… hope I don’t regret it.. keeper league so there’s more time for Kemp to produce, at least!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Wow, nice move!

  51. smegma says:
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    2 questions:

    1. Ike Davis (Mets facing all RHP this week) or Crisp?

    2. Which 2 starter this week:
    Stults (COL, SF)
    Blanton (@ChC, @Sea) surprised he’s getting 2 starts with only 5 games this week but ESPN and SON has him down for two starts.
    Archer (MIN, HOU)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: Still Crisp. And I’ll go Archer

  52. Eric says:
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    Sup Tho!?!?

    I read last week you recommended picking up Carlos Marinez if Kelly starts to Faulter. Well he faultered. What are your thought or insight on Martinez getting called up for Kelly’s next start on Friday? Heard any news on this?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric: Haven’t seen anything new, I don’t think it will be this Friday yet, I think after ASB – but just guessing

      • Eric says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks big guy! Your advice is saving my fantasy season. Plus the articles are hilarious. Keep em coming!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Eric: Thanks man, thanks for reading!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I never recommended picking him up

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: scott said to use kelly’s progress as c-mart call up indicator.

  53. The Wickler says:
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    So Aramis has been killing me lately with his balky knees, Rank short-term and for ROS: Aramis, Rendon, Plouffe. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Wickler: Like that order still

  54. Eddie says:
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    Fantasy baseballers coast to coast are chanting for Erasmo like he’s Leslie Nielsen:
    “Hey! It’s Erasmo Ramirez! ERASMO RAMIREZ ERASMO RAMIREZ!!!”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie: Hah true!

  55. Random Razzball Asian Reader says:
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    It’s Stinky Tofu Grey, not Sticky.. If it was indeed sticky… uh….um.. nevermind.. yeah!.. sticky tofu is great!

  56. stoopid says:
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    Need to drop 1 to activate Burnett: Kendrick or Maholm?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stoopid: Meh, Kendrick

  57. Josh says:
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    Is Lind officially cooled off and droppable now? Or is this just a slump he’s in? I don’t really know what to expect going forward since he’s been all over the place the last few years. Not sure what I would drop him for, maybe Cody Ross, Headley or a Mets 1B? Any of those make sense? He’s my UT so it doesn’t matter what position I pick up.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Josh: Yes, and slightly hurt. Headley would be my add.

  58. Nico

    John Stamos says:
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    Would you trade Howie Kendrick Lamar and J-Fer for R to the Izzo? HOV!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John Stamos: Hah, if I had solid MI backup I might, but probably not

      • Nico

        John Stamos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Kendrick is actually my Util player. Was thinking of swapping him out with Rizzo seeing as Kendrick should regress a little bit, and Rizzo should do the opposite… but sometimes, guys just have those high babip years.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @John Stamos: True, like it a tad more but still think that’s a lot to give up for Rizzo, especially with tough MI depth. If that team is in competition to win this year with you, I think I hold off.

  59. Phil says:
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    Would you start this week Randall Delgado for two
    or Tony Cingrani for two
    Or Lance Lynn for one?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phil: Lynn still

  60. Dr Hocker says:
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    Traded for Hosmer about a week ago since albert the steamer has ruined so many of my mattresses. Now it looks like i have a shot at Freeman and Kipnis for Cano.. Wish that offer would have come before I got Hosmer–still have Pujols, but love me some Freeman What does anyone think? Any predictions on the 2nd half for Cano and Kipnis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dr Hocker: Think Kipnis’ average drops a tad but like their on pace numbers besides that

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Dr Hocker:

      with that feeble yankee line-up , you have to wonder ‘why’ teams even pitch to cano .
      some of the better managers have opted not to .
      this trend may continue .

  61. Chris says:
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    Morning Grey,
    You starting Greinke today @ Arizona?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I am, but not feeling great about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I am, as well

  62. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey: H2h Points league. With Braun back, have to make a move. Already have a solid OF, but could use some pitching. Is my PUIG for his GRIENKE a good move?

    • fitz says:
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      @Josh Freeman: I wouldn’t. Greinke doesn’t seem quite right. I think you could get somebody to bite on another top flight pitcher who isn’t struggling for Puig.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Josh Freeman: Agree I’m not as huge on Puig and think Greinke is a tad underrated while struggling right now, but that said I think you can get more.

  63. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-5×5 League

    Rank these free agent options. Thanks.

    Smoak
    Ruf
    Reimold
    Tabata
    Hechavarria

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Commish Cauda: All scrubs, I’d go with who is hottest and stream based on matchups.

  64. plasmaj says:
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    been offered Beltran and Trumbo for Harvey. I think I should try to get Allen Craig in place of one of those two. he won’t give all 3. My offense is a disaster but am incredibly stacked in pitching (also have Wainwright, Strasburg and JFez). 12 team mixed. Can keep any 4 players so none of the guys I would get are good enough to keep. Should I do it with or without Craig?

    • Dr Hocker says:
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      @plasmaj: Beltran is notorious for a poor 2nd half–no one knows what to expect from Trumbo from week to week. Harvery can’t keep up this pace and will possibly be shut down mis September -ish–get Craig if you can and maybe one other –in my opinion.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @plasmaj: Yea I agree I’d go Craig and Trumbo if you can swing it, and it seems to fit your team needs.

  65. The Founteeners says:
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    Who do you like better ROS Simmons or Myers?

  66. Wilsonian says:
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    Is BJ droppable in a 16 Team H2H Keeper? I need some speed and he’s riding the pine for me anyway. Do I drop him or the Juan Francisco Treat for Stubbs?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: In 16 team I think you gotta hold

  67. Rodney says:
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    Puig + Weeks + Gio OR Kipnis + Werth + Corbin? Keeper league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Kipnis is playing unreal at a tough position and I like Corbin, I go that side

  68. booya says:
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    What do you expect from BJ the rest of the way? Would you give Hughes for him in a keeper league or just steer clear?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: I’d take BJ for the upside, think he can go 12/15 .230 in the 2nd half

  69. Morgan says:
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    Would you drop Myers for Reddick in a redraft?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Morgan: Good one, right now I think I would

      • Wheeler of Fortune says:
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        @Grey: Yeah my OF would be getting a little crowded with Brown,Heyward, Bautista, Myers, Rajai Davis, with Braun coming off the DL, so do you think I should hold on picking up Reddick? Also last question would you drop Rajai Davis for Adam Eaton?

        • Wheeler of Fortune says:
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          @Wheeler of Fortune: The only other droppables I have right now are Ike Davis who I picked up yesterday or the ice cold JJ Hardy, which I have Nick Franklin seeing most starts in place of him these days. Either of these worth dropping for Reddick?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Davis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, hold… I’d hold Rajai for now

  70. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Seriously, is Houston actually platooning Carter with Krauss at this point? That makes zero sense. Here are Carter’s splits on the year:

    VS LHP: .224.326/.447 with 5 HRs in 76 AB

    VS RHP: .229/.319/.468 with 12 HRs in 205 AB

    The numbers are nearly i-fucking-dentical. WTF? If they want Krauss out there, have they forgotten they moved to the AL and have a DH spot now? ‘Yeah, we gotta give this Krauss kid a try but what do we do with Carter? I mean, he’s terrible at defense and we don’t have a spot in our lineup for a guy that leads the team in HRs and RBIs who can’t play defense do we?’ Asshats.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Sky: No kidding. As an Astros fan and Carter owner, this is driving me nuts. Also, was surprise to see Carter’s home/road splits so far this year–I thought he’d be a terror in Minute Maid.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, he’s been balancing that home issue out of late as well. It’s really dumbfounding. I guess I could understand if it was Jonathan Singleton or maybe Springer but who in all mighty crunk is Krauss? Stupidness…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sky: Might be an attempt to try and keep Carter from running away with the most Ks. 120 and not stopping! (unless benched)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It’s probably his only shot at being in MLB record books…why would they do that?!?

  71. sanfran1966 says:
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    Any risk in streaming Colon @ Pittsburg?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sanfran1966: Risk? Sure. I’d still play him though.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @sanfran1966: @sanfran1966:

      “You take a risk when you get up in the morning, cross the street, or stick your face into a fan.”

      -Lt. Frank Drebbin

  72. Keith says:
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    Cargo for Kershaw….thoughts? My outfield is loaded…points league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Keith: Sure seems to fit like it!

  73. Schizer says:
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    Who at SS this week in a 12 team H2H, A Cabrera or N Franklin?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schizer: Cabrera

  74. steve says:
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    ROS LaRoche or Pujols?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @steve: Pujols

  75. steve says:
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    Also Lind or LaRoche?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @steve: I’d go LaRoche

  76. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Nolasco, Ervin Santana, or Ivan Nova:

    I can drop Arenado, Adam Lind, Zack Wheeler, Rex Brothers, Jim Henderson, Erasmo Ramirez, Jacob Turner.

    Any of them upgrades over them?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Theodore Donald Kerabatsos: If you’re not playing Lind he’s droppable as he slumps with a back issue, Wheeler is droppable for Nolasco for me too

  77. FilthyRich says:
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    H2H points league with weekly lineups. Which two of these four would you start between Blanton, Nolasco, Lohse and Chatwood.
    Stream-O-Nator really likes Blanton for two starts this week ($8.9 and $17.8) and sort of likes Nolasco (.7, 9.9). Not so much for Lohse (5.6, -.7) and Chatwood (.2, -2.8). However I like Chatwood with two starts away from COL and Lohse pitching well recently.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FilthyRich: Don’t want anything to do with Chatwood. I like Lohse though, I go him and Nolasco

  78. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Grey:

    Trade Dominic Brown for Adam Wainwright?

    Rest of OF is:
    Markakis
    Mclouth
    Cespedes
    Cargo
    Braun

  79. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need to pick up an extra start in a H2H this week, my top options are Chacin (@SD, @LAD), Nolasco (@ARI, vCOL), and Archer (vMIN, vHOU). JB, I see you like Archer, but with W, L and QS counting, I’m worried about his pitch counts, as getting to 6 is usually a struggle. Who you got?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Yea that definitely is a concern but then again the L column should be pretty avoidable against those teams. I really like Chacin in start 1 but after giving up 4 to the Dodgers last time, think he gets rocked in that second one. I think I will still go Archer

  80. AB says:
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    Streamer question- Do you like Fausto Carmona as much as SON this week ($15.1) and would you drop Ian Kennedy or Jarrod Parker to open a spot for him? Thanks JB

    • AB says:
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      @AB: I’m guessing you take Kluber over all of them?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AB: Yea I like Kluber the most out of them all, rather Parker than Kennedy or Carmona (formerly) as well

  81. black & white says:
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    Is Hardy droppable for Green? In a 10 teamer and sure I could pick him back up if he remembers how to swing at a hittable pitch.

    • black & white says:
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      @black & white:

      Also, do you like Kluber over Jacob Turner? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @black & white: Definitely want Hardy and Kluber. You could say I have a hardy for Kluber

  82. Casey says:
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    Hi Grey. Thanks for another great column. I had a guy offer me Zimmerman, Lynn, or Bailey for Adrian Gonzalez and Edward Mujica. What do you think? I need a solid pitcher as I am hurting for starting pitching right now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Casey: I’d be fine with it for Jordan Zimmermann but not the other 2

      • Casey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. I appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Casey: No problem, agree with JB

      • Casey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. Sooooo…I was offered Clay Buchholz for my Shelby Miller?
    Whacha think? How is Clay going to perform the 2nd half of this year?

    Thanks for you input.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ohhhhh Archie!: I’d take Shelby until we see Buchholz actually start again

  84. L-Boogie says:
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    Thinking of sitting crap-ass J-Up this week to catch crap-ass Luke Scott on one of his patented hot streaks. Am I a crackhead?

    Thanks dude.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: Yes. Yes you are.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @L-Boogie: Haha touche for answering yourself. I agree with version 2 of your thoughts

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: JB, don’t listen to that guy. He’s an a-hole. Is it really that crazy? Would have worked out better for me last week. Tampa facing bad pitching this week. Scott has been luke-warm to hot recently. He has a history of going on 1-2 week major hot streaks. Braves face good Reds staff at home and @ pitchers park in Miami.

        But most importantly, J-Up has suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: And not to mention Luke Scott has Sky’s coveted “Creeper of the Week” status.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @L-Boogie: Well my one fill-in appearance in Creeper of the Week was Jonathan Lucroy who leads all catchers in RBIs. I’m 1-1! Yea Sky is awesome at creeper picks, but as soon as you sit J-Up, he hits the ball way up

  85. Cyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you think Jose Fernandez will be shut down early this year? Lookin to trade a bat for an arm in a H2H league…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cyr: It was determined when he was called up they’d shut him down, around 180 innings or fewer

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Cyr: Good luck trying to trade him. I’ve been trying for weeks with absolutely no success. Regardless of how good he is everyone is afraid of the innings limit.

  86. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    drop Arenado for C Johnson in non-keeper?

      • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        C- Posey
        1B- Au Schizz
        2B- Cano
        SS- Zobrist
        3B- Frazier/Arenado
        OF- Trumbo
        OF- Heyward
        OF-Marte
        UTIL- Crisp
        UTIL- Ibanez

        Byah?

  87. Be The Ball says:
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    Would you drop Werth and/or Wheeler for any of these: Lind, Rasmus, L. Martin? Pitching is pretty strong, only start 3 OF’s and 2 UTL’s. Non-keeper.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Be The Ball: With pitching strong, lose Wheeler for Martin if speed need, Rasmus for power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Be The Ball: Wheeler for Martin or Rasmus, depending on need

  88. Rocky says:
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    What underachieving former ace do you like most, ROS, Cain or Greinke? And where do you fall on a Headley/Blanks/Greinke/Wheeler for Choo/Ruf/Cain (needs a quality 3B and extra starts this weeks to stop the bleeding) in a 10 team NL Only?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rocky: I really really want to say Greinke, but I’ll lean Cain. I’d want Choo side, but if that fits your needs, not a terrible trade

  89. Jason says:
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    Juan Francisco or Ike Davis. Dropping one to stream pitcher

    Thoughts on dillon gee or ghouly chacin. (Auto correct gave me chacon…even autocorrect is thinking streamers, albeit from 4 seasons ago)

    Thanks and sellecky is a great adjective.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: I’d drop Francisco. Like Gee more. I haven’t shaved in a few days so I’m a bit Sellecky, but it’s light and not bushy, so more Holland-y

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Thanks! Agree with JB

  90. Ryan741 says:
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    What side of this deal do you prefer, H2H points league: Darvish/Cuddyer/Rios or Verlander/Austin Jackson/Aoki?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: First side

  91. JohnnyFive says:
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    Alex Rios has been terrible for a couple of weeks now, if not more. Yes, he’s providing SBs, but the power has been absent. Would you bench the dude for guys on hot streaks like Swisher?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JohnnyFive: Yea if you needed the power and not the SBs

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JohnnyFive: Why wouldn’t you?

      • JohnnyFive says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        Why wouldn’t I? Rios has a ton of upside when he’s on one of his streaks. I suppose that you just never know when they’re coming, though. There’s a big part of me that doesn’t want to miss out on one of them.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @JohnnyFive: Right, but he’s not on a streak. And while you’re waiting for it, you’re eating the 1 HR and 5 RBI over the last month.

  92. Savoy Special says:
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    Grant Green or Brad Miller.

    I never want to own Alcides Escobar again. I hate him with a passion.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Savoy Special: Haha, I’ll go Green for most upside and power, still Miller if hoping for speed

  93. stinky_llama says:
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    if u had to drop one of the following for RoS saves:
    – benoit
    – uehara
    – street
    – putz

    learning toward putz seeing as he’s currently not even closing, but would hate to lose that potential for the second half for when hes back (hopefully) healthy. maybe gotta be street seeing that he sucks and is most likely gonna be traded right? RIGHT?!?! or do i cut one of burnett/garza?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stinky_llama: Putz hasn’t looked right. He’s the drop right now. Tough to bank on a trade.

      • stinky_llama says:
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        @JB Gilpin: true say…i like it. suck it putz

  94. Silky says:
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    Can only play two of these matchups tonight. Which two should I go with?

    Greinke @ ARI (Delgado)
    Garza @ CWS (Santiago)
    Bailey @ MIL ( Lohse)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Silky: benching Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Silky: Agree with JB

  95. JoeG says:
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    Kluber or Porcello for the ros?
    I like Porcello this week vs CWS though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeG: Gotta like Kluber vs. KC too. Both are my guys I’ve been steadfast with, it’s like killing one of my babies, but I’d kill Porcello

  96. Squidblob says:
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    Why is Streamonator so low on Garza today? I am on pace to go well over my league’s innings cap, so I only want to start cupcake matchups. I figured Garza vs White Sox would be a nice easy matchup, but Streamonator has him under $10 and QS rating of only 0.60.

    • shibboleth says:
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      JB, you’re clocking some overtime on today’s comments! @Squidblob: Hmm yeah I dunno about SON but Garza vs Sox sounds like a cupcake to me. If the game is @CHA, then maybe it’s park-related? Either way I’m starting him with confidence.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @shibboleth: Thanks man! All while writing a pitcher profile and podcast prep. All Razzball all day!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Squidblob: Yea I think it’s park, NL pitcher going to AL, and a career 4.70 ERA and 1.51 WHIP vs. CWS. But they are struggling to hit, no Konerko, I like Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Squidblob: It’s a question for Rudy on the SON page

  97. Mjh says:
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    Another quality job G.

    Pick a side (non-keeper);
    J-Fer and Andrus for Wainwright.
    Utley for Lynn.

    Offered one, offered another.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mjh: Waino side, then depends on need side, never been a big Lynn fan but Utley is bound for the DL again at some point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mjh: Thanks! Wainwright… Lynn…

  98. Mike G says:
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    Come on now, Grey, you are a Harper owner, somewhere. You know it makes sense to pad the hell out of the outfield, foul territory, etc.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike G: Harper should play in one of those sumo wrestler suits!

  99. Don Draper says:
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    Looking to win now in my keeper league. Thinking about sending my Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Harvey to a die – hard Mets fan for his Joey Votto and Shelby Miller? The pitchers are keeper eligible… Votto and Gonzalez would be 1/2 year rentals. Thoughts on the move?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don Draper: Since winning now is the primary concern, I like it. Like Harvey more long-term though.

      • Don Draper says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Agreed… Miller would actually give me a little more value because of where he was drafted in comparison to Harvey. Thanks for your feedback.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Don Draper: Ah gotcha, no prob man!

  100. Remy says:
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    How would you rank these 3 ROS?
    Jupton, Mccutchen, and Puig?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Remy: McCutchen Upton Puig

      • Remy says:
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        so with that being said, giving up Puig for McCutchen is proooobably a good idea right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  101. wettemp says:
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    Medlen and Weeks for Gio Gonzalez…..which side wins?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @wettemp: I’ll go Gio side

  102. OaktownSteve says:
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    I don’t think A’s are going to give Green the car keys to 2B just yet. His splits at AAA look like .366 vs LHP and .306 against RHP, which isn’t huge. You wouldn’t know it unless you’ve been following the A’s pretty closely, but Sogard has been solid defensively and has hit a little recently. I think they like him enough to continue to get him some playing time and in fact, I expect straight platoon in the beginning at least plus some spot off days for Lowrie where Sogard plays with Lowrie.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Also the A’s seem like they continue to try and find ways to put guys in a position to succeed. They probably don’t want Green to get overexposed. It’s the A’s way.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yea I don’t think he plays everyday right away either, but can do some damage

  103. Sal says:
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    How do you rank these starters for tomorrow?

    Taylor Jordan @Phil
    Dan Straily @ Pitt
    Eric Stults @ petco versus Colorado

    Also who you prefer Arencibia or Jason Castro

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sal: Straily, Stults Jordan. Arencibia

  104. J-Dubber says:
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    ROS ranking please:

    Aramis – Frazier – Juan Fran…..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J-Dubber: Like that order

  105. Silky says:
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    Need to stream on of these matchups for tomorrow. SON has Blanton and Straily both at the top at $9.5 but I’m needing a human’s opinion haha. Thanks guys

    Blanton @ CHC (Wood)
    Chacin @ SD (Stults)
    Archer vs MIN (Gibson)
    Straily @ PIT (Cole)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Silky: Hah, I actually like Archer

  106. Pete says:
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    Hold Moreland or Lind in a points league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Moreland for sure, Lind – depends on depth, he’s more droppable

  107. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Please rank:

    Nolasco
    Ervin Santana
    Jhoulys Chacin
    Jacob Turner
    Zack Wheeler
    Ivan Nova

  108. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Please rank:

    Nolasco
    Ervin Santana
    Jhoulys Chacin
    Jacob Turner
    Zack Wheeler
    Ivan Nova

  109. Ryan741 says:
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    Do you prefer Ellsbury or Allen Craig in a points league? Leaning slightly Craig since he has OF/1B eligibility.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Yea that eligibility if it helps you has me lean Craig

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        jenny craig lean ?

  110. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5 weekly league. Too many good pitching options this week. Need 5 SPs including
    Bum @ SD
    Scherzer @ Cle, vs Texas

    Need three of:
    Garza @ White Sox, vs Cards
    Jo-Fer vs Nats
    Liriano vs A’s
    AJ vs Mets

    Thanks dude.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @L-Boogie: Man, tough to bench Liriano, I’ll go him and JoFer

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man. And the third?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @L-Boogie: Oops, probably AJ

  111. Sniff Test says:
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    My playoffs start the second week of August and I picked up E Young because I need steals. I need to drop 1 of these douche bags who have keeping the seat warm on my util spots..Reynolds, Arenado, Moustakas, Ross. In a few weeks, Lawrie will be coming back so I’ll have to be ready to drop another one of these ass clowns at that point…so pick two: one now and one later…pretty please.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sniff Test: Gotta be Moose now, probably Ross later

  112. jro says:
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    Dump ARAM pick up Gyorko (when healthy or Rendon.

    Could also get Headley in a trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: No keep Aramis. If you can get Headley cheap, sure.

      • jro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The trade would be straight up Aram for headly ?

  113. Bobby's World says:
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    Hey who would you start Dominic Brown or Jason Heyward? This would be at the utility spot.

    My other outfielders are Matt Kemp, Giancarlo Stanton, Alex Rios, Puig – or would you bench Puig this week?

    Also, for the infielder spot who do you like the best for this week?
    Mike Napoli, Adam Dunn or take a chance at starting Ike Davis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby’s World: For this week or beyond? Brom right now. No, can’t bench Puig. I’d stick with Napoli

      • Bobby's World says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thank you for the response-

        For pitching who do you like for this weeks matchup , I need to pick one- Cole Hamels (2 starts Washington & white sox), Greinke (2 starts Arizona & Colorado), and the pitcher I also have & have been starting regularly; Jordan Zimmerman vs Philly

        My other two starters are David Price & Matt Harvey

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bobby’s World: Hamels for the 2 starts. No prob!

  114. One spot, who to start this week:

    Cain NYM
    Eovaldi WAS
    Wheeler @SF
    Cashner COL (I could also put Cash in RP and site T.Rosenthal, which I do most weeks… But I mostly site pitchers against COL)

    SP planning on starting: Deduno (@NYY, @TB), Gee (@SF), Minor (Cin, @Mia), Scherzer (doesnt matter), Wood (LAA, STL)

    Thanks!

    Thanks much!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gbaked: Yea it’s gotta be Cain

      • @JB Gilpin: ugh. i know, but… he has been so bad.

  115. Jay says:
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    Know it’s early, but thinking about making a move that involves a potential keeper. Would you take a shot a ranking the following based off of which player has the beter “keeper” projection?

    Longo, Heyward, Cespedes

    We keep 5 and my other three are Votto, Stanton, Strasburg. I’m thinking Cespedes is the one to move…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: It’s not that early anymore… I’d still give the nod to Longo then Cespedes, Heyward. Heyward has been struggling too long. If you can get much for him he’s the trade

      • Jay says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ok, could always put both Heyward and Cespedes on the block and see what comes in.

        If you were to move one of Stanton or Votto, which one do you move and is Felix & Machado enough of a return?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jay: Like that, then both of those guys? I wouldn’t trade them both for those two, very close though, Votto will be elite for a while

          • Jay says:
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            @JB Gilpin: would be getting back Felix and MAchado in return for either Votto or Stanton.

            I’m thinking that staying put would be the best move. doing so gives me the keeper group of Votto, Longo, Stanton, Strasburg and then either Heyward or Cespedes (or depending on what future moves are made could be a different player). I kinda like that better than the alternative.

  116. Greyismyhero says:
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    Sorry 3 questions….

    Would you drop Wheeler for Hefner? I’m looking more ROS instead of streamer. Is Wheeler worth holding onto in a 12 teamer non keeper?

    Also, I need to drop someone to activate Harper from DL, Frazier or Aramis Ramirez?

    Is it time to drop Lind now?? Is the ride over? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Just did my pitcher profile on Hefner, I think I would. Wheeler can be dropped. Drop Frazier. And Lind can be dropped too.

  117. Wingand Aprayer says:
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    Great site! The commentary is as knowledgable as it is funny. Maybe you can clarify something for me. Did Grant Green write The Power and the Glory or is he the reporter in The Pelican Brief?

    BTW, generally speaking who would you say has the most value for keeper league going forward? Middlebrooks or Castellanos? Deep league (16 team). Any opinion would be appreciated.

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Ha! Castellanos

  118. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:
    Dempster @ SEA (16.2)
    Kluber vs KC (10.2)
    Cingrani @ MIL (10.2)
    Gee @ SF (7.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Dempster

  119. Rodney says:
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    Ended up moving Puig, Ortiz and Gio for Kipnis, Pence and Corbin due to need. Keeper league. Hopefully this was a good deal! Yeah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  120. EK says:
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    Should Cingrani be owned or streamed for 10-team H2H pts

    • EK says:
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      @EK: Pls answer the same for Gee, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamed

  121. Kevin says:
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    Grey –

    My current 3rd basemen is Todd Frazier. I am being offered Evan Longoria for either Jordan Zimmermann or Max Scherzer. Would you accept one of those offers?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Zimmermann

  122. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly H2H OPS league, basically punted catcher but am now down to Ramos, and the wire is thin (timeshare guys and a cooled-off WTB, who’s been there since I dropped him a while back). I asked a team carrying several Cs what IF he’d want for one, and he asked what I’d give for Gattis. Obviously not much, given that he’s hurt and unlikely to play more than 3 games a week. My questions are 1) do you think my assessment of Gattis’s PT is correct, or might he get more? 2) even in limited ABs, is he worth more than Ramos? 3) if so, which of these IF would you offer–Francisco, B. Miller, Profar or Green? Miller is my MI until Gyorko is back, but the others are bench upside/matchup plays. My gut is to basically say I’ll give you the last guy on my bench for Gattis, but really I’m interested in your other Cs. Redraft league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yup 2) Barely 3) None

  123. Duke says:
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    Yo Grey, thinking of trading CarGo and Moore for Kershaw and Sale in a roto league where i’m in second place winning most of the hitting, but could really use help in era / whip / ks. My staff is Hamels, Samardidja, Medlen, Teheran, Parker, Moore, Cingrani – not so great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  124. Richie says:
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    I’ve got two bench spots open for hitters. Who do you like more: Alfonso Soriano, Werth, or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last two

  125. MikeZ says:
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    So Ike Davis or Mitch Moreland in a 12 team 5×5 with no bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  126. BSW says:
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    Pence for samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence, it’s fair, depends on needs

  127. stumanji says:
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    Grant Green or Brad Miller for MI?

    Also FYI, Green only has OF elig in my CBS league right meow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Green won’t play every day at first

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Miller needs to get his stuff together and hit, though. He sat over the weekend once. If he doesn’t hit he’s looking at a demotion or some time splitting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tis is true… I’d feel more confident if Green had everyday playing time… Against only lefties is not good at all…

  128. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    So, I guess an owner fog tired of Rizzo’s slump/power outage, and he was dropped in my 14 team h2h. I am thinking I should put a claim on him, and was wondering what would be a good amount. I have $88 left out our $100 FAAB budget…OPS added cat. I could use a 1B, and Moreland would be my drop.

    Also, who do you prefer ROS…Pence or Gordon? Or is that just kinda splitting hairs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31… Pence, splitting hairs

  129. Ziggy says:
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    Who would u sit this week?

    Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, mitch Moreland, markakis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  130. Triple Play says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like better as a DL stash for this year and next, Brandon Morrow or Brett Anderson?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  131. Mitch says:
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    Napoli or McCann ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  132. JP says:
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    Hilarious and insightful, as always. Who do you like more for 2014 and beyond (2013 is a lost cause, sadly)? Cespedes, Dom Brown, or Marte? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cespedes

  133. EK says:
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    Start Santiago vs Cubs today?
    10 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Savoy Special says:
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    Will Yoenis Cespedes turn it around? Is he trying too hard because of Puig-mania?

    And I know he walks a lot of batters, but Ernesto Frieri is solid. I traded Todd Frazier for him mid-April and everyone thought I was crazy (the deal gave me 3 closers). But I knew Madson was toast. Sometimes you gotta go with your gut I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should turn it around, yeah

  135. L-Boogie says:
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    Not sure if JB goes back to check responses to his responses but:

    5×5, weekly league. Need to start 3 of:
    Garza @ White Sox, vs Cards
    Jo-Fer vs Nats
    Liriano vs A’s
    AJ vs Mets

    JB said Liriano and Jo-Fer. Who’s the third?

    Thanks dudes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ

  136. royce! says:
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    Now that Ramos is getting gradually more ABs, would you drop Salty for him?

    Hope you had a good holiday. I suffered through a heat wave in Sonoma and discovered that my daughter does not like traveling. Next time I’m staycationing, in my retired neighbors’ words. But I’m using the word to describe drinking at home…and if I’m doing that, I might as well get some work done, too. Shizz, I don’t think I’m taking time off again for a while.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: they never appreciate the vacation when they are little, kids would rather stay home and get new toys than go on some trip that makes no point to them, unless it’s Disneyland or Lego Land

      • royce! says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: At her age (17 months), I can understand the fear and discomfort associated with sleeping somewhere new, so I’m not bitter at all; I just wish I knew beforehand so I could have salvaged the week. She’s been extremely happy and adorable and sleeping well since we returned home, so maybe it was all worth that.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @royce!: oh, i thought you had an older one too. But like OS said the routine is key and any disruption leads to un-happiness. It’s like when you own a player that is suppose to produce and then he doesn’t and we start pouting and kicking things….see Cole hamels owners

          • royce! says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: As a Cole Hamels owner, I totally get that comparison…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @royce!: I’m sorry for that

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @royce!:

      It’s the disruption of the routine. The get completely out of whack. Eating and sleeping totally screwed up.

      • royce! says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yep. I have resisted accepting that for too long.

        I flew in and out of OAK — it made me want to buck my fandom system (that one should root for the home team) and just root for OAK. I’ve always had a blast at their games and the team is brilliant. Something about having such a crappy stadium improves the experience for me…maybe it’s from early memories of going to the Kingdome…Anyhow…go Padres!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @royce!:

          I feel exactly the same way. I’d rather be at O.co than AT&T any day of the week.

          • Pappy says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Spent time at both ballparks over the holiday, and I couldn’t agree more. Fireworks with family and friends at O.co in T-shirt weather was much more satisfying (and cheaper!) than my solo date with Puig on a blustery bird filled Friday night in RF. The man is dreamy. He fired a warm up ball to a Doyer fan sitting next to me with a glove, didn’t hold anything back on the throw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, over Salty… Had a good one, stayed local… Went to the Asian Night Market: http://www.626nightmarket.com/ It was pretty amazing… I’d suggest it, but definitely not worth dragging a baby to, I wouldn’t think…. Sonoma doesn’t seem like a baby vacation either, though, ha! She didn’t like the wine tasting? What kind of baby is this?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Straight edge baby. She’s constantly judging me…”Clear mind, Clean life, dada!”

        Yeah, I looked the market up after you mentioned it above. Looks tasty, and much more convenient than those markets Bourdain features all the time…We’d clearly have to get a babysitter for that, though, which we can do for relatively local things.

        My wife’s uncle has lived in Sonoma for 30 odd years (emphasis on odd) and we’ve been going with her family every 4th of July for years. Usually, at least one of us has a room at a hotel with a pool, so we just hang there and try to check out as many good restaurants as possible– the food there is amazing. There’s a very family friendly 4th parade and fireworks show, so it actually is a pretty good time for kids, just not ours, I guess.

        I have yet to go wine tasting. Just doesn’t seem like it would be my sort of jam. This year I really wanted to go to Russian River Brewing, which makes my favorite beer and is about 30 minutes from Sonoma, as well as the Charles Schulz museum, but the kid situation took up all of my time. But now I have things to look forward to! Yay!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Highly recommend the night market… Kids aren’t welcome at the Charles Schulz museum? Does the museum focus on the dark El Bandito Snoopy years?

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Of course they are welcome there, it was just that we basically did nothing beyond attempting to keep her from melting down, figuratively and literally — apparently it got to 109 degrees — and driving to Santa Rosa so that I could go to a brewery and museum didn’t fit into that.

            The El Bandito comment reminded me of Snoopy’s brother Spike, which in turn reminded me of burnt out hippies, which then made me recall the Cheech and Chong interview on Maron’s WTF podcast, which in turn has me recommending that you listen to it. Chong’s led an insane life. I want to read his autobiography, if it exists.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You didn’t enter Mr 626?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I should’ve!

  137. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    ROS question or what pitcher to start today?

    SON has been on fire lately!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  138. FMFBL says:
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    need some OF pop, would you rank Reddick, Rasmus and LoMo in a league that values OBP?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did rank them

  139. Sal says:
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    Josh Johnson worth streaming tomorrow against Cleveland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  140. ty says:
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    Mad Rendon Rhymes Yo! Looking to stash one of these pitchers in my DL slot. Cobb or Peavy?
    Thanks Grey/JB your info and hard work answering our endless questions are invaluable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, no problem

  141. jro says:
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    Rank or all basically streamers per matchup? 10 tm h2h

    Skaggs
    Hefner
    Gee
    Cingrani
    Evoladi
    Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Hefner

  142. HR Grump n Stuff says:
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    Better speculative add for a potential 2nd half boost, and
    possible keeper:

    Carlos Martinez or Taijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  143. EK says:
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    Trade Braun & Medlen for D. Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  144. Jon says:
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    Would you own Lyles over Porcello, Quintana, EJax or Milone in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Jackson

    • Jon says:
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      or Cashner?

  145. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Of these 4 who would you most want to have

    Eric Young
    Ivan Nova
    Ricky Nolasco
    KRod

    Need saves and steals and SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  146. FrankGrimes says:
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    who would you dump to make room:
    Beachy, Cobb or Colby Lewis?

    my outfield is deep would you trade Marte for any of these closers:
    Balfour, Holland, Perkins or Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beachy… I’d try to get cheaper saves… Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: I don’t like ROS since things change all the time BUT Fraizer or Arenado?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Frazier

              • Natural Born Champs says:
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                @Grey: frazier -______-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome

  147. Bunny says:
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    Stream tonight:

    Juan Francisco vs Bailey (tron: 13.3)
    Headley vs Chatwood (-2.0)
    Rendon vs Lannan (-2.2)
    Mostsuckass vs Hughes (9.9)
    Chavez vs Greinke (9.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

  148. HR Grump n Stuff says:
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    Just starting a new 2-week H2H points scoring period.
    Must select starting pitchers for the scoring period and reserve any extras.
    I might be overthinking things by wanting to reserve Sale and start Cingrani.
    Who would you start?

    Sale – @DET, vs. ATL
    Cingrani – @MIL, @ATL
    (also reserving Gallardo – @ARI, vs. MIA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Sale

  149. Pete says:
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    Porcello or Archer (with 2 starts) this week in a H2H points league?
    Would you drop Lind to start both Porcello and Archer if Moreland was your other 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Lind

  150. Smitty says:
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    Would you trade Seager for Buchholz? I would be left platooning Rendon, Arenado, and Lawrie at 3B.

    Would a smaller deal involving Arenado be smarter, such as, say Arenado for Ogando?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Ogando deal

  151. vohnie says:
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    Are you starting Homer Bailey against the Brewers tonight? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not?

      • Bunny says:
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        @Grey: cuz Juan Francisco is going to homer 4 times.

        • MasterofGrond says:
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          @Bunny: This is why I’m starting both. Trying to cancel out the jinx!

  152. Nick says:
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    I have Verlander, Kershaw, and Samardzja, and I need one more solid SP to solidify my team for the second half.

    I have Brandon Phillips and Hill, so I’m looking to move one for a 4th SP. I can also throw in Puig as well.

    Which pitchers should I target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need another solid SP… Hill for Kuroda? Bailey?

  153. Gareth says:
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    Drop Aramis Ramirez in my Shallow 10 team Roto league? I have Rendon and already traded for Seager as insurance.

    Now Ramirez is missing more and more days because of those knee issues and his power is hardly there. I do hate to drop him though as he was great for me last year and still he hits for average and gets RBI’s when he does play. I would be adding a streamer spot for starters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. Havey says:
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    Alright I’ve been offered any 2 man combination of Pence, Rizzo, or Gardner for Evercab. This guy really needs an upgrade at SS and wants to deal with me because I also have J Reyes, Prado, and Nick Franklin at SS. What would you do? My team also leads our league in steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      pence, Rizzo

      • Havey says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the reply. I told him I’d do that but now he says Gardner/Rizzo for Evercab. Still do it? I’ve never been a huge Gardner fan but he is having a pretty good year.. What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold

  155. jro says:
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    TOP 2 steams in next day or two. 10 tm h2h

    Doubrant at SEA
    Milone at Pit
    Blanton v Cubs
    Archer v Min
    Gee v at SF

    Ranked w SOM at moment top to bottom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront, Milone

  156. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Nolasco or Nova ? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco

  157. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. having sp doubts/questions for this week. SON likes the first 5. would you swap any of them?

    r hernandez – vs min, vs hou
    miller – vs hou
    darvish – @ bal
    teheran – @ mia, vs cin
    garza – @cws, vs stl

    chacin – @ sd, @ lad
    zimmermann – @ phi

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin over Garza

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: if you had to pick one between chacin and hernandez who would you go with (need help in k’s, era and whip)?

        thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This week? Hernandez

  158. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey quick question standard 12 team yahoo league. I have a pretty stacked offense which has caused me to overlook my catcher spot somewhat after i wasnt able to get a good one in the draft. I noticed Jason Castro on the FA pool and was wondering if he was worth the pickup to replace JP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  159. Brian says:
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    I have two questions????

    Drop I. Davis for Reddick??? 12 team mixed H2H 6×5 (OPS)

    My other hitters are Perez, Goldy, Kinsler, Cabrera, B Miller, Jones, Cruz, Choo, Trumbo bench Aoki, Frazier, Myers.

    Or drop one of these for E. Ramirez? Scherzer, Samardzija, Miller, Cingrani, Moore, E. Jax, Milone, Gee, Ryu, RP are Romo, Perkins, Melancon.

    Thanks I am currently tied in first, just trying to stay a head of competition!!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Reddick… Jackson for Erasmo

  160. ferris says:
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    please rank for CI slot

    moreland, belt, arenado, chris Johnson, rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Rendon, Arenado

  161. Alex In SoCal says:
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    Your pick for the upcoming week??? Roberto Hernandez or Chris Archer??? Stream-o-Nator favors Hernandez by a considerable margin … $26.9 vs. $17.3. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez

  162. WW says:
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    Liriano/Colon/Cashner or Derek Holland/Mike Minor. QS instead of wins and K/9 is a stat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @WW: Minor

  163. WantsToGetFunkedUp says:
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    Send R Zim/Kemp/Medlen for D Wright/Crisp/Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…It’s fair though…

  164. Aero says:
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    With Pineda off the DL and in the minors, I need help deciding who to drop between him and Erasmo. Tough to carry 2 dead roster spots when I have 2 of JB’s man-crushes on the wire (Porcello & Kluber) with a couple good starts ahead of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  165. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Which of these 2-starts would you feel most comfortable starting?

    Nolasco, Blanton or Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea their matchups… First two, I guess…

  166. Travis says:
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    Based off expectations of what Beachy, Ogando, and Cobb will do when they return from DL how do you rank these guys for second half:
    Minor, Moore, Bailey, Garza, Ogando, Beachy, Cobb…

    Thanks a ton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re lucky if you get 30 IP from Beachy and 40 from Cobb…

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: Even with Beachy making rehab starts and Cobb recovering so quickly and set to come back late July?

        What about Ogando? How you rank him with the healthy starters? And the healthy guys you rank out about the order I listed them in?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beachy was set to come back in May… Ogando is healthy, he’s first

          • Travis says:
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            @Grey: so then back to original query. How you rank Minor, Moore, Bailey, Garza, Ogando? That order?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Moore, Bailey, Minor

  167. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I talked to the hommie hook up about Rock the Bells and it looks like they are not doing individual day tickets, it’s only for both days and the best he can get is $125 a ticket, which is still $50 off, but still a lot for a day. I’m going to seek out my lighting friends and see if any of them are working it, that might be the ticket….pun intended

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, keep me abreast… Hehe, I said abreast…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you sure did you old boob

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  168. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    What do you think drop arcia add eaton to stash on dl then add rutledge and figure out who to drop from my bench when eaton gets healthy? 12 mixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  169. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Just traded Grienke for Kenley in a points league.
    10 pts W/SV
    -5 L
    -2 BS
    How’d I do?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner:
      2.5 IP
      1 K
      -0.5 H/BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Whenever the guy accepts as quickly as this guy did the common reaction is to doubt yourself.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Ha! I’m playing the guy this week. Grienke’s going twice. Man I hope he implodes.

  170. Oppo Taco says:
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    My worst cat is saves by far, we’re only allowed two slots for RP’s and I have street and holland there currently. Would you trade Brando Phillips for Kimbrel? I hate paying for saves but I feel like I need to catch up. Profar and Rendon would be my other options at 2b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      Grant green is also available on waivers

  171. Walter says:
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    Smyly or Robertson? standard 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

  172. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 non-keeper.

    Mike Minor’s ERA has gone up from 2.44 to 3.15 the last few games against the light hitting Giants, Mets, Royals and the Marlins.

    Not sure I have confidence in starting him today against the Marlins when they tagged him at home with 4 earnies last time out (albeit with 9 K’s).

    Minor or Kluber ROS? Also available on the wire: Gallardo, Josh Johnson, Jarrod Parker, Garza, Colon, Lackey, JFer.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  173. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was just offered his Giancarlo Stanton for my Justin Upton in my 12 team H2H. Should I make the swap? I have my concerns that Upton may have a lingering injury that he isn’t telling the Braves about.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  174. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Grey : You starting Zack Greinke tonight?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Bran: I just traded him and I’m playing the guy this week……….Yes

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Also, I’m starting Delgado. Do all good things come in threes for my opponent or myself? PLEASE be myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, but all leagues are different

  175. Jon says:
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    Sorry I keep asking about the back end of my rotation – pitchers are getting dropped today like crazy for some reason. Would you add Kendrick, Lyles or Blake Parker over EJax, Cashner, Quintana, Porcello, Milone or Cashner?

    H2H 5×5 stats – keeper league, though it’s pretty doubtful any of these guys are keepers. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick vs. Jackson is up to matchups…

  176. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    My apologies for spamming the blog with a bunch of music clips above. At least the Thorogood clip is from the mlb fan cave…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries, hadn’t noticed

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I’m more of a rock/metal guy than a hip hop fan, but it surprised me to see you diss KRS-One above. He doesn’t reside in your pantheon of artists?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just never a huge fan… I liked maybe three songs from BDP… Never liked a whole album really…

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Fair enough. I was into some of the stuff from the late 80s – mid 90s, and he was never at the top of the list for me either. Solid though. Public Enemy, Naughty By Nature, NWA, Eric B and Rakim, Dre and Snoop, Nas, Tupac – good times…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he’s at the end of that list, after a few more too…

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Same here. LL, Jay Z, Bambaataa, Ice T, Biggie. That’s about all that I can think of. Big Daddy Kane too. How’s the current scene? Is it close to that level?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, nowhere near it… I like maybe 4 current rap albums… Check out Kendrick Lamar…

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: Will do. The rock scene is a friggin wasteland too. The only good albums are from the bands that are still around from that era…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, can see that

  177. Harris says:
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    some advice please…. I am in a H2H league we start 6 starting pitchers each week. I have 6 pitchers on my roster making two starts. 5 seem like no doubt decisions. Wainwright, Felix,Locke,Colon,and Garza. Here is my question… do I start Chris Archer, home against Minny and Houston, or go with one start from Jordan Zimmerman at Philly. Only reason I’m considering it is the way Zimmerman has pitched his last few starts, and the fact that Tampa is 8-2 in the last ten and those are two weak lineups.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer…Zimm over Colon or Locke depending on matchups…

      • Harris says:
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        @Grey: r
        Really? The way our league works, I play 6 teams a week. Colon faces Locke tonight. Locke at mets with Harvey. Although Harvey may move to Sat. The Mets are the Bly team to beat Locke, it was early, an they are over .500 vs lefty’s. so I guess Colon and Zimm…I was thinking colon and Locke pitch well tonight. Can’t get two wins, but two QS would be a good night. Thanks for the input…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Locke looks like he’s about to regress any day now, tread carefully…

  178. Spencer says:
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    ROS, Burnett or Liriano. League counts QS, IP, K/9, ERA, WHIP. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, coin flip…

  179. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Zimm

  180. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey drop Weeks for that Green?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  181. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I have been looking at the player pages and all I got say is f**king wow! bravo Rudy, it’s a lot of info to digest, but is hands down the best players pages I have ever seen. We are also at the point in the season where SON is getting really accurate and Hitter tron has made a combo of B Mac and Sal P awesome. I got an extra stove in my garage my landlord left in there and I would like to send that over as a gift for Hitter Tron, have your way with it you amazing AI machine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Yeah, Rudy did a great job with them… Agreed on the machines too… Now is the time to lock and load…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: get read for some machines making bad!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Making whoopie too with the Tron

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah I’ve been using Hittertron to fill my Util and MI slots since I decided to cut bait on Berkman and KJo (you’ll always be in my heart for those 2 dynamite months, Kelly). Actually been working out pretty well, I think.

      Going to be hammering SoN more soon, since I’m falling behind the pace on starts due to the Burnett injury and having to bench Masterswag too often for my liking. Who’s ready for Doubront at Seattle this week?

    • Thanks for the Jack full of love!

  182. bossmanjunior says:
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    Need to Pick up 1:

    Parker vBOS ($5.4)
    Nolasco @ARI ($0.9), vCOL ($9.9)
    Hefner @PIT ($6.3)
    Kennedy vLAD ($12), vMIL ($13)
    Delgado vMIL ($5.2)
    Kluber vKC ($10.2)
    Porcello vCHW ($10.3)

    1) Top 2 choices this week?

    2) Top 2 choices ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Nolasco… 2) Nolasco…

  183. Smitty says:
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    Two separate leagues, would you drop Neil Walker for Green? How about E. Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…Nope…

  184. The Marte Partay says:
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    16 team standard league, Ichiro for Lowrie fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  185. wettemp says:
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    Wilhelmsen or Uehara rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilhelmsen

  186. The Marte Partay says:
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    Bonderman DFA’d, Erasmo time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: nope, they called up Luetge

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a roster filler

        • MasterofGrond says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah but they need a starter for Thursday still, no?

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        YES PLEASE, NEED SOOTHING ERASMO IN SAFECO

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

          • Terse

            Terse says:
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            @Grey: Just a filler until Thursday. I won my waiver battle and got him. Leaving work right now to go take some celebration shots. IDGAF

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  187. jro says:
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    GREY, you seem to have a diff opinion than JB?? He says hold

    Dump ARAM pick up Gyorko (when healthy)or Rendon, seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  188. One I'd Willy says:
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    Would you trade Wainwright for Puljos and Ryu? 12 Team mixed. My 1B in Nava.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  189. Kim Jong Un says:
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    Drop Michael Young for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  190. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey commentariat. I am thinking about organizing a ROS contest among us. Came up with an idea. Thought it might be interesting. The way I conceived of the format, I think there’s a lot of game theory that would come in to play.

    Basically there will be 12 teams. All teams have access to the full player pool. In other words, the same MLB players can appear on multiple rosters. Scoring will be 5×5 roto. Stats will be 2nd half splits on Fangraphs (so there will be some stats already accrued to take into account, but it will make it easier to track that way).

    Roster will be 3 players any position, 2 SP, 1 SP or RP (your choice), 1 Wild Card (any player or pitcher, your choice) and 1 replacement player to be used one time only and who cannot be substituted back (substitution is your choice, the replaced player need not be injured, but once replaced a player can’t come back).

    Hit me at oaktownsteve@gmail if you are interested. Include your razzball handle if you’d like.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: interesting, where would we play this? I’m a little confused about the second half splits on fan graphs?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Just for tracking stats. If you go to fangraphs to look at stats then you have an option to view splits. So the official numbers would be taken from there.

        I’ll track everybody’s stats in a spreadsheet once they submit their choices and post standings. So no yahoo, espn or the like. Olde School manual style.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: is there a prize or is it just pride and commentors gloat……tickets to an A’s game with Oaktown Steve in 2014, travel not included

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            We could play for some sort of something. What I like about it is the strategy of how you want to construct the roster and whether you want to pick guys you know others will pick or try and go off the board. That’s where the game theory comes in.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @OaktownSteve: ok, so how will our rosters look, all positions with three at each position and three pitchers, or three hitters and three pitchers with one wild card?

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate:

                Nope. Just 3 players at any position. No position specifics. 2 SPs. 1 SP/RP. 1 Wild card (any player or pitcher). All teams will have 7 active players. Like I said, the real strategy is to try and guess how others will align their rosters and try to maximize your scoring potential accordingly. So far no takers though.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I re-read it, and I think he mean 3 hitters. if so, we should set up some parameters. Like 1 CI, 1MI, 1 OF, and one WC

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate:

                I’d be ok with positional requirements.

  191. bossmanjunior says:
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    Am I the only one that just can’t bring myself to pick up Kluber again? I bought into the hype big time and after one pretty good start, he left me with two big stinkers in a row. Now he’s going to be facing the same team that hit him hard in his last bad start. Why should I buy into Kluber again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause of his overall numbers, one or two games doesn’t matter in the big picture…

  192. Gareth says:
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    Congrats Grey. You’ve touted Erasmo for a while and now its finally happened. Freed Erasmo!

    Bonderman’s face in his Mariners player picture looks like he’s been given the Designation news at that precise moment.

    http://tireball.com/mlb/files/2013/03/jeremybonderman.jpg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

    • @Gareth: Oh, that’s hilarious, Gareth. Thanks for sharing.

    • @Gareth: I can laugh because I drafted Erasmo in two dynasty leagues in the offseason. And I owned Bonderman for several years when he was with the Tigers. I’ve been chomping at the bit for Erasmo for months, as I need starting pitcher depth, with no opportunity to stream.

  193. Balski says:
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    Trade Price for Giancarloooo Stanton?….need help in HR and rbis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  194. john says:
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    price and cruz for trout and corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  195. SeanMcD says:
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    Bonderman sent down so Erasmo may be on his way. Would you drop anyone from my my current staff for Erasmo:

    (SP) Hamels, Anibal, Burnett, Masterson, Lester, Lackey, Kluber or Cole
    (RP) Street, Uehara, Benoit, Crain(On my DL)

    12 team 6×6 H2H league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

      • SeanMcD says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  196. LA Sound Guy says:
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    Who wins this trade in a redraft league? Jordan Zimmerman and Hellickson for A-Gonz and Patrick Corbin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  197. Gareth says:
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    Who do you see as comparable pitchers already in the big leagues to Erasmo Ramirez so I have a frame of reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over him a bunch of times… Check the site…

  198. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Bench depth. Drop Kyle Blanks for Cody Ross, Juan Francisco or Drew Stubbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  199. Swat290 says:
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    Grey I think it’s great that you would apologize for something you’ve suggested to us all that didn’t work out, but I don’t think you have to. If someone wants to take your words and follow them to a T then that is their prerogative (for instance, I still have Chris Davis). It’s enough that you share your vast baseball knowledge with us and are still correct on more things then not (Paul Goldschmidt anyone?) while giving us all a good chuckle. Reminds me of an episode of the League where Kevin gets accused of being a ratings bitch. Man up! Make your own decisions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Thanks!

  200. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    yankees starting travis ishikawa at 1st base tonight !!
    what are the chances that the orioles made a huge mistake in dfa -ing him ?
    in short , should i drop chris davis and pick up ishi ?
    i’d hate to be the last one on the block .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d probably hold there

  201. Mr. Glass says:
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    Should I drop cingrani to add Erasmo or is it a wash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  202. Alky Sobrera says:
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    A great read once again, and now I really want to see an extreme baseball game that has walls randomly popping up between the bases!

    I have Prince as an extra at 1b (thanks again for the goldylove!) and struggling in SP. Aiming for a pitcher in a 12 team h2h 5×5. Aiming for Yu too high? Any suggestions for a SP I should look for in return are appreciated. Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Not too high, try it…

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

  203. ferris says:
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    erasmo or cingrani or aj griffin ROS?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @ferris: erazzmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually I’d go for the upside of Erasmo in some leagues…

      • ferris says:
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        @Grey: what if you were looking towards performance during fantasy playoffs (September)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          September doesn’t matter right now for either… League size and how much you need upside matter…

  204. Balski says:
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    drop Ejax or Cashner for Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  205. Nick says:
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    Grey, who would you rather have Swisher or Logan Morrison. Swisher seems to be getting back into it but Morrison is hitting as well. Isn’t Morrison’s upside only about as good as what Swisher has consistently been. Both have OF/1b eligibility in my league. I’m vexed by this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swisher

  206. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Trade Feldman & Tillman for Cain?

    I’m 12-2 and cruising to the playoffs. I’ve got the pitching depth (Start 5SP…Harvey, Sale, Greinke, Bailey, Parker, Tillman, Feldman, Lyles), but I’m concerned about losing Harvey during the H2H playoffs. Rolling the dice on Cain now might end up being a coup.

    What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  207. costaricanchata says:
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    yankees have 48 wins ,
    and rivera has 29 saves !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  208. mrobs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have an overload of talented MI’s: Aaron Hill, E-Cab, Nick Franklin and Howie Kendrick.

    Would you deal:

    Howie for Jarrod Parker?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  209. Jay says:
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    Keepr league trade which side would you want? 8 keepers 16 team h2h league 5×5 plus doubles triples BB, IP, HLD, QS

    side a: Cano and Ryan Zimmerman
    side b: Price and Wright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright, it’s fair

  210. AJ says:
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    What?? M’s designate Bonderman for assignment and still no Erasmo? Wut gives?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be up on Thursday

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yeeeeeehaaaaaaw!!

  211. Mikey says:
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    H2H Weekly Points Based Leagues: AL only & NL only

    Hitting: Avg, TB, BB, RBI, R, SB-CS
    Pitching: W, L, QS, ERA, K’s

    NL only: Do I start Uggla (7 games – 6 vs righty’s) or G. Jones (6 games – 5 vs righty’s)

    AL only: Which 4 SP’s do I start? Sale @ Det, Dickey @ Bal, Lester @ Sea & @ Oak, Griffin vs Bos, Parker vs Bos, Kluber vs KC?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uggla… Not Dickey or Parker

  212. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    the Rangers are interested in Rugiano? they already have him and his name is David murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  213. Nick says:
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    give longoria, get king felix ?

    • Nick says:
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      league is 7×7 roto, 10 teams. I have matt carpenter to slide in a 3b. Can cover for longoria’s power lost in the deal. I kind of want to approve it. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  214. Jacks says:
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    Rebuilding this year … in a keeper league 4X4 that doesn’t count runs would you do Votto for Goldy if you could? I’d likely have to include some non-keeper components for him, but is Goldy worth Votto? Goldy will be $15 next year while Votto will be $23 and in 2015 Goldy will be $20 vs Votto’s $28.

    Might I miss out on future MVP caliber seasons from Joey? Is Goldy really going to be a consistent 40/120 .300 guy?

    • Nick says:
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      Goldy is the real deal. Never had a wOBA under .420 in the minros. Never batted below .300. The power is real, the eye is real, and the work ethic is real.

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @Nick: Agreed. Goldschmidt also adds speed, that Votto doesn’t. Call me cray, but I might even like Goldy more if they were the same price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy

  215. Nightpandas says:
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    Puig Moore Bourne Lincecum vs. Segura Scherzer Choo

    In a limited keeper

    1. Which side?
    2. What if Scherzer replaced with Dickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Segura… 2. Then it wouldn’t be good for that side

  216. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Gallardo for Erasmo?

    • Later Tater says:
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      @B.o.B: i’m going to second this question, and would also ask you to consider it if gallaro is traded to ariz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  217. JB says:
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    Victorino or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

  218. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Ryan Braun: Top what outfielder for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20

  219. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Braun Activated! Rejoice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  220. fitz says:
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    Is JJ Hardy safe to drop for Erasmo in a 10 man league? Have Assdribble who has been equally as sucky lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  221. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    BETANCOURT or Brothers more saves ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betancourt

  222. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Grey if u use “Frazier” again im done with ya. :{

    Arenado future star or avg 3b?

    25HR/280AVG guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Future star

  223. Ken Plane says:
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    For CI, Swisher, Chris Johnson or Robot Jones

  224. Later Tater says:
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    hi grey, great works as always

    12 team h2h league

    best util bat rest of season:
    (i have no bench, since using streamers, but could keep 1 bat if really needed)
    offense is pretty balanced so just need player most likely to play everyday and not to have 0’s in categories

    moreland, lawrie, ike, rasmus, arenado, matt joyce, adam eaton

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rasmus

  225. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey…I currently own Jacob Turner and Cole. I put in a waiver claim on Jarrod Parker dropping Cole for tonight. Nolasco and Chacin are also available though. Which two should I own?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, Nolasco, but it depends on matchups…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: We have a moves limit so it would ideally be ROS for the rest of the season. I’ll keep my waiver claim on Parker and grab Nolasco. Thanks buddy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  226. lox says:
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    I need pitching help badly. Is Jose Reyes for Cliff Lee fair or should I aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lee

  227. DYNASTY TRADE – Wainwright FOR KEMP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d prefer the hitter in a dynasty league

  228. Octavio Paz says:
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    trade shelby miller for nick markakis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

      • Octavio Paz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  229. nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – hey man would you drop starlin castro for any of the following: A. Simmons, A. Ramirez, Grant Green (read some good things about him on razzball of course). or N. Aoki? D. Aza Or hold?
    Guess I want the better speed/power combo who strikes out less… have zobrist and segura already.

    also would you drop Wil Myers for any of the following: Reddick, D. Young, Quentin, Rasmus, Brantley…

    thanks man

    • nyjacobs says:
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      @nyjacobs: roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Castro… I’d hold Myers…

  230. Fungazi says:
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    Would you drop L. Martin, C. Crawford or W. Myers in a 12 redraft to activate Braun? Don’t really want to drop any, but I’m stacked and these stiffs are hard to pull off trades. I’m thinking Myers here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  231. Wilsonian says:
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    Kemp just said that he’s going back on the DL with his shoulder injury.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: no, I don’t text with him or anything, it was listed on Roto Info.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  232. SteveNZ says:
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    Grey – you starting Roberto Hernandez today?

    Hold hands with me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sorry, my hands are clammy…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, mine were too during that first inning.

        What should I do with Lind in a 14-teamer? Drop for some Luke Scott hotness or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go with Scott

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Morneau? Really?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I can’t catch a break on streaming…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Jesus, Plouffe with the bases loaded there could have been nasty…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I thought of you when he was up there, was praying for no Stevabermetrics…

  233. John says:
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    Fantasy world’s Christmas: 7/11. I’ve looked though your previous posts and comments (I think I counted 1000 comments on Erasmo alone!) — unless I missed it what’s your ERA, Whip, K/rate and W projection ROS?

  234. Arbit says:
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    How would you rank these players ROS? Morse, Reddick, Moreland, LaRoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, Laroche

  235. nightpandas says:
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    Variation on a previous comment, keep 9 league would you trade:

    Segura, Dickey, Choo

    for

    Puig, Moore, Lincecum, Frazier

    Have Rollins at SS, Segura was a keeper, Choo a maybe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  236. Silky says:
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    Out of Eaton and Ogando, who do you think will come off of the DL first after the AllStar break? Trying to stash one of these guys now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  237. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey! Love the stuff as always.
    Trade Question, 12-team, H2H

    Looking for a bump in offense, Would like to trade my A-gone and Lohse for Kemp. Who wins?

    Rest of my team follows….
    C: J. Castro
    1B: P. Goldschmidt
    2B: Zobrist
    3B: Longoria
    SS: E. Andrus
    OF: A-Gone, Cutch, Pence
    Util: A. Dunn

    SPs: Lohse, Greinke, Moore, A.J. Griff, Milone, Fernandez,

    Would you do that trade?

    • Trevor

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      @tggq21: Cancel the Lohse part of the trade, obviously he wont be involved. but will it be worth it later in season?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp’s hurt, I wouldn’t trade for him

  238. Andrew says:
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    Keeper League.

    Wil Myers vs. David Price?

    Which side? How much of a sure thing is Wil Myers & what is his ceiling/floor for 2014?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers isn’t a sure thing, he could be great… I’d go with the reigning Cy Young winner…

  239. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Erasmo coming up, starting Thursday per Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, citing Eric Wedge!

    Meanwhile, Joc Pedersen maybe coming up for the Dodgers with Kemp going back on the DL.

    What a day for call ups! Ok, it’s no Trout/Harper, but still!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc is sidelined with an injury

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Bah

  240. Wake Up says:
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    Thursday…hopefully one of this damn scratchoffs pays off!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  241. mraccoe says:
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    Please rank:

    Quintana (@Det, @Phi), Nolasco (@Ari, Col), Chacin (@SD, @LAD), Kennedy (LAD, Mil)

    For this week and beyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco, Chacin

  242. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I feel today is the day I get the BJ monkey off my back, I should of dropped him for EYJ but I have to settle on Ethier

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Ethier, Ruf, or Lo Cain as a bench bat?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ethier

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Grey: even though he has been pretty yawnstipating as he hits, is Ruf even thinkable at this point?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not yet on Ruf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      been hearing that for weeks .
      you might be the last hold-out .
      or , keep him for the ros and go for the record .

  243. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    adam wainwright has given up 13 walks in over 133 innings pitched .
    adam jones has walked 9 times in over 370 plate appearances .

    if the 2 adams were to battle it out over the course of a full season (600 ab ‘s)
    how many walks would be recorded ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  244. Ryan says:
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    Grey would you drop Kemp in a no bench keeper league for Dyson or Eaton and if so which?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  245. booya says:
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    Shields and Dickey or Hanley and Nathan in a H2H 7×7 league that uses K/9 & QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  246. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an NL only league, Ed Lucas or Juan Uribe to replace an injured Aramis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uribe

  247. MasterofGrond says:
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    4 home runs in a week?!?

    I WANT MORNEAU TESTED

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  248. B.o.B says:
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    So is Aramis droppable in 10 team leagues? I also have Machado

    • B.o.B says:
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      @B.o.B: Drop him for Erasmo?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup