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Much respect to the mothers.  Without my emergence from my mother’s vagina, I wouldn’t be able to bestow on you my fantasy baseball ‘pertness.  We are one people and everyone has popped out of a mother’s vagina at one point, unless you’re an alien — I’m looking at you, Andrelton! — and with our emergence from our mother’s vagina — or that Cesarean stuff that I don’t fully understand — I say we should all live together, loving each other, and never speaking of Ike Davis again, cause he sucks.  With all that mother loving out of the way, yesterday was about the worst offensive day I’ve seen during a full schedule day for rosterable fantasy hitters.  I mean, there were a ton of Brayan Pena’s and Donald Lutz’s doing work, but not a whole lot from guys actually owned.  Though, it would be awesome if someone got caught corking their pink bat.  Corking a pink bat is like A-Rod growing a mustache.  Then the nadir of that offensive dearth (pinnacle of pitching success?) was Chris Sale.  He tossed a shutout, one-hitter with 7 Ks vs. the Anathema Angels.  Still don’t trust him to stay healthy all season, but it looks pretty likely that he’s going to be pitching well until his arm falls off.  Then, if his arm doesn’t fall off perchance, he’s going to be a number one pitcher.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jon Niese – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER on Saturday.  I got a new nickname for this guy.  I call him Jon Get On Your Mothereffing Niese And Blow Me Because You Effin Suck.  We’re done.  I dropped him on Saturday.  Once he clears waivers, I plan on picking him up so I can drop him again.

Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Harvey says he’s figured out major league hitters, “Treat them all like Ike Davis.”  My Harvey sell still stands (actually it’s standing right next to you — hey, nice shirt!).

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4 with his 8th homer.  How many RBIs do you think he has?  I’ll set the scene for a better guess from you.  He’s hitting behind Tejada (.314 OBP), five other guys that have a sub-300 OBP and David Wright, who is an OBP beast.  Duda has 12 RBIs on 8 homers.  That’s terrible.  Ike Davis should have to buy him and everyone who drafted Ike Davis a car.

Ike Davis – 0-for-4, hitting .180 with 4 homers and 9 RBIs on the year.  He didn’t start to come out of his funk until June of last year either.  He had a good month of June and August, but wasn’t all that great in July.  He didn’t have one month above a .290 average.  Might be time to admit that he’s not a .250-ish hitter with great power like he was in the 2nd half last year, but a .220 hitter with power who needs to get lucky to hit .250.  Granted, he’s not going to even hit .220, if he doesn’t move about four feet closer to the plate.  Soon, the Mets will start talking about sending Davis down to the minors, then he’ll come out of his funk and go back to hitting homers and weak ground balls to 2nd base.  At this point, I’m willing to concede it’s time to move on in shallower mixed leagues.  You had the world at your fingertips, Ike, and you didn’t wash your hands after you went to the bathroom.  Now everyone has pink eye.

Juan Lagares – 0-for-3 with a .152 average.  Mean’s while, Lord Jordany Valdespin hit another pinch hit homer on Friday.

Heath Bell – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, Blown Save.  Hey, there’s the old Heath Bell I remember!  He was about ten feet from a complete catastrophe as one ball was roped down the line and just went foul.  It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that Bell is two eggs short of an omelet.  Yes, you should back him up with David Hernandez.  Yes, now.

Jose Bautista - 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  Dos bombtistas!

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  He’s taking this whole bet I have with myself that Edwin will hit more homers than Bautista seriously.  Where was he when I was in high school betting myself I wouldn’t ask Kim to the prom?

Emilio Bonifacio – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs, hitting .184.  I picked up Goodface in one of our leagues because I know he won’t hit below .200 all year and can steal 30 bags if he stays healthy.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4 with his 4th homer.  The Canadian groundhog must’ve seen its shadow and realized the season started six weeks ago.

Jared Burton – Filled in for Perkins the day after I traded Perkins away, because Perk-dawg has a sore side.  Would’ve made that shizz so sweet if I grabbed Burton, but Rudy “I Read Your Mind” Gamble, read my mind.  Should’ve known from his middle name.   If you’re dying for some SAGNOF and your saves are feeling lonely, grab Burton.  Worst case, he gets you involved in Reading Rainbow.

Jake Westbrook – To the DL with elbow soreness but will supposedly only miss two starts.  My theory is some rough-and-tumble sabermetricians didn’t like what Westbrook was doing with his FIP and decided to take matters into their hands.  My theory is unlikely.

John Gast – Will be the fill-in for Westbrook.  Came a bit out of nowhere to dazzle the Triple-A hitters this year — 8+ K/9, 1.38 ERA.  He’s this year’s Dan Straily.  Last year’s Dan Straily would like to say this, “Lower expectations, doode, don’t raise them.”  Gast is a must own in NL-Only leagues, and I’m looking at him in deeper mixed leagues too, just in case he figured something out this year that had eluded him previously.  Brucely, I like him better than Westbrook.  (BTW, I’m now saying Brucely instead of Frankly.  I suggest you do the same.  It’s badass.)

Jaime Garcia – 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, only blemishes were two two-out homers allowed with men on.  You give up homers in the wrong circumstances and this is what happens, now go get your shine box!

Zach McAllister – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.68 ERA on the year.  More like McAllI’msayingisheain’tthisgood.

Chris Perez – Was warming up as Cody Allen and Rich Hill combined to get the save and make hitters giggle with Sniglets.  Perez said he threw some warm up pitches, but didn’t feel normal.  Then he talked to his dad about not wanting to play baseball, but instead become a male cheerleader and he felt normal again.  If Perez doesn’t feel ready to go on Monday, Joe Smith might get some saves, no, I didn’t just make up his name.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4 with a run and RBI, hitting .306.  Hit lead-off yesterday, but with the return of Bourn he’s moved towards the bottom of the order.  I still like Brantley, but his counting stats won’t be so glorious.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  The Committee To Get Drew Smyly Into The Rotation sent around honey-dipped chicken and collard greens and this is the thanks they get?  Not cool, Porcello.   By the by, you ever wonder if Porcello is related to Frank Viola?  He’s not.  He lies with his classical instrument-inspired last name.

Jose Valverde -  Notched his first blown save yesterday.  There’s more where that came from!  Though, unless he’s injured (which there’s been no indication of), Valverde still is safe for saves.

Tommy Milone – 5 IP, 5 ER.  I get it, you’re a home schooler, but this was at Safeco.  Really?  Really, Seth Myers?

Jason Bay – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Not to pile on, but to pile on Jason Bay has been better than Josh Hamilton.

Bronson Arroyo – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Kept hitters off-balance with 78 MPH fastballs while humming the Foo Fighters.

Xavier Paul – Pinch hit homer yesterday.  He’s tried to seduce and failed with more teams than Alyssa Milano.  He also likes long walks on a beach and juggling oranges.  Sorry, I pulled that from his Plenty of Fish profile. (BTW, That site name is really close to Plenty Oafish, which could describe some of the men on there.  Am I right, four lady readers?  I’m sensitive to your wants and needs.)  Paul looks like he could swipe 15 bags with full-time duty (hehe, I said duty) and hit 7 home runs.  Too bad he’s a platoon guy with Donald Lutz, who also homered yesterday.  Yay, let’s stop traffic and let the Jabbawockeez dance.  In NL-Only daily leagues, I’d look at Paul or Lutz, but you gotta be ready to put your keys in the fish bowl and swap.

Ivan Nova – Tweaked his side playing catch.  That’s what he gets for getting all sentimental after hearing Cat’s in the Cradle.  Harry Chapin will pull on your heartstrings and oblique.  Fact!

Eduardo Nunez – To the DL.  Maybe it’s the pinstripes that are making people sick.  I mean, their players not every other team’s fans.

Vernon Wells – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and 4th steal.  Pujols and Hamilton have nine homers combined.  I wonder if Arte Moreno hedged his bets by drafting Vernon Wells in his fantasy league.

Jeanmar Gomez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Jeanmar, most famously known for Fanny & Alexander and a movie where The Grim Reaper plays chess, has a 2.28 ERA, but he’s really hot garbage that happened to be facing the Mets in Metco.  In related news, start anyone facing the Mess in Metco.

Clint Barmes – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in the last six days.  Very mild schmotato, which doesn’t go well with deer meat.

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He got himself through some 1st inning bumps and went on to retire 18 of his next 21.  He doesn’t get a whole lot of Ks, but what I noticed while I watched this entire game is he induces a lot of weak contact.  I’m a fan.

Desmond Jennings – Sat out all weekend with a tight groin.  I used to miss entire weekends in high school with the same problem.  Jennings says he’ll be ready to return on Tuesday.  Take a cold shower and watch an episode of Roseanne.  That used to do it for me.

Roberto Hernandez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I have no clue where this is coming from, but Roberto Hernandez has been sneaky good this year.  His K-rate is a high 8 and his xFIP is better than a lot of owned pitchers.  Unfortunately, he has a huge track record that says something must be off here.  That’s what you call a lukewarm recommendation combined with a lukewarm pass.

James Loney – 2-for-4 with his 3rd homer, hitting .376.  The amount of production the Rays get from their Fuzzy Wuzzy Never Was-Anythings at 1st base is pretty amazing.  They’re like a bunch of Lyle Overbabies.

Tim Lincecum – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, which comes after he got rocked in back-to-back games by the Phils and Diamondbacks.  He has a terrific K-rate, but a bad WHIP (1.38) and a 4.07 ERA.  That, there, is an unpredictable 4th fantasy starter with the name value of more.

Marco Scutaro – 2-for-5 with his 1st homer, hitting near .500 in the last week.  Right now, he’s unconscious.  The good kind, not the Ike Davis kind.

Ryan Dempster – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Where you at now, Big Biscuit?  This is your sleeper, yo.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 BB), 6 Ks.  His walks have been up up (stutterer!) until yesterday, but his xFIP is around that of an ace and his K-rate has been right on par with last year.  If you had concerns, maybe yesterday eased those concerns cause, ya know, that’s why we’re here — to ease your concerns.  Can I get your slippers too?

Scott Feldman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.53 ERA this year.  His career ERA is 4.71 in 764 1/3 IP.  I’ll let you figure out which ERA is more indicative of him.  I’ll give you a hint:  the higher one.  Now with that said, he gets the Mets next.

Coco Crisp – Could be activated on Wednesday.  This is a good time for a reminder that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Adrian Beltre – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Why is he hitting so well lately?  Because I just traded for him and your deity of choice wants me to do well.  You take it up with your prayer master.

David Murphy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer this weekend.  I know this was against the Asstros, but Murphy gets hot for a few weeks at a time and this might’ve been the kick-start he needs.  I’d definitely look at adding him as a 5th outfielder, but you will need to platoon him out against lefties.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  He has no steals, is batting last and hitting .271.  More like Yawnys.

Nick Tepesch – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Lastros, which earns some Tepesch applause.

Scott Van Slyke – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 1st homer as he briefly fills in for Adrian Gonzalez.  Not a whole lot here to see, but I will say this, he’s a much better fielder than Bobby Bonilla’s son.

Chris Capuano – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Before we start smacking each other’s butts and calling each other by our pet names, this start was vs. the MIA Marlins.  He gets the Braves next and I wouldn’t touch that with a sixteen-foot pole that is wrapped in beef jerky.  I’d eat that jerky though, especially if it’s peppered.

Tom Koehler – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K as he replaced LeBlanc in the Marlins’ rotation.  This is like a young Tony Danza replacing Matt LeBlanc as a Jeopardy contestant.

Philip Humber – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to “pitch better” and “stop groaning when someone says, ‘You ain’t so perfect now, boy.’”

Chris Carter – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .228.  Unlike Ike Davis, if you’re gonna hit for a junky average, at least hit some homers.  That’s also the opening line in Adam Dunn’s autobiography.

Wei-Yin Chen – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks but left yesterday’s start with a strained oblique.  Aw, that’s too bad.  Whatever!  (Should I pause longer after my concern?)  This could mean we’re going to get the great, almighty, I-throw-one-walk-every-17-starts-while-striking-out-people, Kevin Gausman.  Here’s what I said about a week ago, “There’s some speculation that the 4th overall pick in the last draft might be in Baltimore soon.  Soon is relative here to Uncle Not That Soon.  I think late-June is probably the earliest with early-August more likely.  Why do you care?  Well, with Bundy on the couch, scratching himself and waiting for his elbow to heal, Gausman could be the next arm called up for the 5th spot in the O’s rotation and he’s been utterly dominant in Double-A.  How’s 29 Ks and 1 walk in 28 2/3 IP sound?  Yummo!  He has number one starter upside and should be owned in AL-Only and keeper leagues already.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I don’t think Gausman will get the shot due to Chen’s injury, but — and this but is a nice-sized badonkadonk — it’s worth grabbing Gausman to speculate for a day or two until the O’s clarify their butter on what they’re going to do.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  You don’t have him for average, but it has dropped almost 100 points in the last three weeks (hitting around .225 in May).  I imagine by the time he has 20 homers, he’ll be hitting .250, then at that point he could plateau or continue to fall.  Cust kayin’.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer.  He dedicated his homer to Bill Hall’s mother.

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4, run and has hit in nine straight games.  Will he keep it up?  Hard(l)y.

Ryan Madson – Could be activated early this week.  I’d definitely own him in all leagues.  He’s likely to get saves at some point.  What point, that is the question, Shakespeare.  No one knows.  Will depend on when Frieri Mr. Bungles the job or Madson just looks unhittable.  I’m guessing within a month.  Yes, that’s as vague a timetable as I could think of.

Michael Cuddyer – Hit the DL so that would seem to be everyday playing time for Eric Young Jr., but, of course, he didn’t play yesterday.  Eric Young Jr. kicked puppies in a former life.

Jorge de la Rosa – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  George of the Roses has a 2.98 ERA and a relatively blehtastic K-rate and xFIP.  I’d put him and Chacin at the top of the list of guys I’d stream, but I wouldn’t flat-out own them in most mixed leagues.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s the guy who started instead of Eric Young Jr.  Maybe Eric Young Jr. was supposed to start and the players just didn’t realize how racially insensitive Walt Weiss was when he made out the lineup card.

  1. JoZee says:
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    Traded Tori Hunter for V-Mart in a 12 team head to head cat league. Good Move? What do you expect out of V-mart this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoZee: It’s fair… My V-Mart projections are in the rankings…

  2. Matthew says:
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    It’s been driving Hunter Pence CRAZY for a day or 2, but he is OK now. Why you ask? Because his OCD was making him anxiety driven, but he’s OK now. He stole his 7th base to match his 7 homers.

    BOOM!!!

    • Adam says:
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      @Matthew:

      Best sleep he’s had in days!! Now if only he could even out those runs and rbis…..

  3. Matthew says:
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    Also, I won big in all my leagues last week ad currently reside in 1st on just about all 4. I have GC Buston in one of em which I’m doing fine because I picked up LoCain and have pretty good UTIL spots with Machado and Kendrick.

    As a diehard FLA (MIA) fish fan, I don’t think GC is doing didly this season, or at least until June. You suggest I sell medium on him? Can I get anything for him. Suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: He could still hit 30 homers if he returns in June… But depends what you can get for him, as always….

  4. DrEasy says:
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    Only on Razzball will you see a reference to Ingmar Bergman buried in the middle of some excellent fantasy advice! Just saw Persona the other day. Fantastic stuff, if you’re into weird monologues filmed in black and white.

    I’m glad you’re done with Ike, that’s license for me to drop him too… Grab Belt instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Ha, yup… Odd film, I like Wild Strawberries and Fanny Alexander… I’d go with Belt…

  5. Piranhaman says:
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    Grey,

    1) Ryan Zimmerman, Todd Frazier, and Brett Lawrie ROS. rank them please.

    2) Lorenzo Cain or Michael Brantley ROS

    3) Mitch Moreland could have breakout season?

    thanks. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman: 1) Flip last two 2) Cain 3) Unlikely

  6. chunk says:
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    Can I be Bruce and just say that this was an excellent post?

  7. ferris says:
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    blood for saves nl-only

    would you

    trade cashner for d hernandez (maybe can do)

    trade cashner for axford (probably can do)

    hold cashner (definitely can do)

  8. charlie hustler says:
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    The offers keep coming for Stanton. And I keep rejecting ‘em. But my pitching has holes. Does this make any sense to anyone?

    Stanton/Ike Davis – for either Shelby Miller/Bumgarner and Cuddyer/Rizzo

    The league is full of prospect fuckers (Cingrani went for $81 cash money, Fernandez for about the same), so I figure I have to temper matters and not go Miller/Rizzo, so my first bid would be Bumgarner/Rizzo for Stanton/Ike. Is it enough? Should Shelby Miller be targeted ahead of Bumgarner?

    • Adam says:
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      @charlie hustler:

      I’d take either 1 of Bumgarner/Rizzo or Miller/Rizzo (w/ the Bumgarner option being preferred). I’d say it’s a very good bet at this point that Rizzo will be more valuable than Stanton, and either 1 of Bumgarner/Miller is way more useful than Davis.

  9. deebo says:
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    Lol sniglets..awesome man!

    Prado or Scutaro ROS?

    Tillman, Hammel or Cashner ranked?

    Thanks bro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @deebo: Thanks! Prado…. Tillman

  10. Quintero says:
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    Miggy for Pujols and Kemp in a dynasty league? Great shiz sir, thanks in advance.

  11. bossmanjunior says:
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    No mention of Longoria’s homer? What’s the count up to?

    Are you feeling Hector Santiago this week? 2 start pitcher getting the Twins and Angels.

  12. jordan73 says:
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    What are your thoughts on Kris Medlen at this point?

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @jordan73: I’d like to know the answer to this as well. I have Meds and have been contemplating getting off them. Any ideas about what he might bring in a trade?

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        @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: With a BB/9 of almost 3.5 vs a K/9 of only 6, I don’t think you’re going to get much for him right now. I haven’t seen him pitch, so I’m not sure where the problem lies.

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          @Jordan73: @Jordan73: I know he hasn’t allowed a ton of runs, but if I had a dollar for every jam he’s tight-roped out of, I’d have enough to buy Grey a sweet mustache trimmer from TJ Maxx.

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            @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: Heh. Exactly right. Doode is givin’ me a heart attack nearly every start. Some turn out good, some bad, but he ain’t nowhere near the pitcher he was in the 2nd half last year.

            too bad, so sad

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              @JoeC: I traded him last week for prado. I figured if he’s not starting for me on two start weeks, he’s not worth keeping around. I’m better off with an upgrade at my backup for Zimmermann at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jordan73: Looks like a #3 to 4, not a 1 to 2…

  13. bossmanjunior says:
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    I rarely make trades (especially after that awful McCutchen for Granderson trade last year) but have been offered an interesting proposal.

    He is offering his Starlin Castro for my Madison Bumgardner. He has Segura as well and his pitching is pretty weak. Brucely, my pitching has been fantastic this year while I have been sticking with Rutledge at short as well as a few schmotatoes like Lowrie.

    However, I wasn’t hot on Castro this year and seems to be regressing. His power is down, walks are down, steals are down, and strike outs are up. How much of an upgrade would he really be over Rutledge, who is currently performing just as good if not better.

    My initial thought is to go after Segura instead, who despite overplaying his potential right now, looks like a better player than Castro and Rutledge. I was thinking of trying to sell high on a pitcher like Buchholz and see if he bites.

    What would you do?

    Here is my team. 10 team h2h standard 5×5:

    C Perez
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Altuve
    3B Longoria
    SS Rutledge
    OF Jones
    OF Choo
    OF Gardner
    UTL Frazier
    BN De Aza
    DL Stanton
    DL Hill
    NA Taverez

    SP Bumgardner
    SP Zimmerman
    SP Harvey
    SP Peavy
    SP Lester
    SP Miller
    SP Buchholz
    SP Santiago
    RP Street
    RP Perkins
    RP Veras

    Currently in 1st place…thanks!

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      @bossmanjunior: I second this question. Thinking about trying to get Starlin for a good price. Maybe move an OF or Pitcher or combo of the two. What would be fair/a little better for me?

      Perez
      Ortiz
      Phillips
      Longo
      Rutledge
      Braun
      J Upton
      Cruz
      Pence
      D Brown
      Panda
      A Gon

      JZimm
      MadBum
      Burnett
      Latos
      Shelby
      Jo-Fer
      Cingrani
      Ryu
      Mujica
      Gregg

      • Comatose says:
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        @Grey: So not worth it for me to try to get Starlin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure… Try Cruz? Cingrani? Or Pence?

  14. Rooster says:
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    5×5 OBP 10 team mixed league.
    1) Need speed and have Rollins and EverCab. Hate carrying two weak SSs Drop one? Or hold both and stream? Guys like Simmons/Peralta/Crawford still out there.
    2) Start Zack Attack Wednesday?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rooster: 1) Drop EverCab if you don’t need steals 2) No idea the matchup

  15. Ed says:
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    I was offered Strasberg for Harvey and Crimbel. Injury history on Stras make me pause. Accept or pass? Thanks Greysir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed: Hold

  16. Jake "The Snake" says:
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    Dunn or Pronk, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pronk

  17. Stars in my eyes says:
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    Jean Segura. Will he keep it up? I’m in a points head to head league. I have Jed Lowrie but he’s showing no power. Should I pull the trigger?

    • scott says:
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      @Stars in my eyes: how many people in ur league? He’s number one overall SS for over a week now. No way he should be on waivers

      • Stars in my eyes says:
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        @scott: but do you think he can keep his great hitting going?

  18. Evan says:
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    Wheeler or Gausman? Only have space for one. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Evan: Gausman until the O’s announce their Chen news

  19. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    listened to the O ‘s game .

    a) davis’ home run was the farthest ever hit at target field ,

    b) jones’ home run was the “fastest” ever hit out of Target field ,

    c)

    d) jones’ home run was a line drive shot that hit a railing (top of the wall) on the lower level ,
    and careened into the 2nd deck .
    thus it was given TWO distances … one of 330 feet and another of 380 feet !!

    (bet you’ve never seen that before .)

  20. Bosmosis says:
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    Drop Cingrani or Homer Bailey, for Wheeler? Or hold? Thanks!

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @Bosmosis: Hold

  21. Al Bundy says:
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    Plucked Ethier and Moustakas off the heap.

    Are either of those two worth holding onto when Waldo, Gardner, Span, Johnson, or Brown could be my shiny new outfielders?

      • Al Bundy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I’ve disabled my adblock for your site. Many more clicks to you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  22. Benny says:
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    Do you think Brandon Morrow has any chance to be the guy he was last year? Or was that an abnormality and he’ll always be a 4+ ERA pitcher with a not so pretty WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benny: I’d be concerned

  23. Fellow razzballers please help…weekly scoring league…pick 2…medlen vs dodgers, cingrani at Miami, Kendrick vs reds, cashner 2 starts at Baltimore home Nats….thanx !

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @Chris: Cingrani and Cashner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Medlen, Cingrani

  24. Remarkable LaVar reference Grey. Too damn funny.
    In a league with move limits, I’ve had no takers for Howard (grabbed late on the remote chance of a rebirth). Drop him already for LaRoche, or sit tight this early? Thanks.

  25. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey brotha.. On the sream o meter, What does QS mean and under Win n Loss what do the decimals mean? Like if it sais under W 0.39 and L 0.33.. Does it mean he has the higher percentage to win and the rest of the points is the prediction for how many K’s or # for whip n era.. I don’t think I understand it cause that would have helped me a lot.. lol

    • @Frank Lynch: I’ll take this one.

      QS refers to Quality Start (at least 6 innings pitched, no more than 3 earned runs allowes). W and L refer to Win and Loss.

      So, if yo look at the SoN today, the top rated pitcher for the coming days is Stephen Strasburg for his @SD/Volquez. The SoN predicts Strasburg has a 74% chance of a QS, a 40% chance of a W, and a 33% chance of a loss (by implication, then, a 27% chance of a no decision).

      You are correct for the next few categories (Innings Pitched, Hits, Earned Runs, Ks, Walks, ERA, WHIP). Then comes the dollar value of that pitcher for that start based on a standard 12-team league with a $260 budget, but it’s just a shorthand for indicating the relative value of a start. The higher the dollar amount, the better the matchup is for that pitcher on that day. At the bottom, for the notes, it says $8 is an “average” start for a 12-team league, but that’s just a starting point — if you’re in a deeper or shallower league you’d adjust accordingly. If you’re hungry for Ks or Ws, for example, you might go a little lower than $8 if the prediction for that stat is high.

      (I assume the predictions will be progressively closer to the mark as the season progresses and there’s more data to draw from)

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thanks buddy… Is there a way to go right to the pitcher you want, meaning if I wanted to find Corbin that’s pitching tomorrow, would I have to scroll down to find him or is there a way to go right to him?? Damn if I knew about this and all those odds then I would be asking only 10 questions a day instead of 20!! LOL

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Frank Lynch: it’s indexed also by total score,team,i think name, and best, date, so you can see all the pitchers in date order. just hit the button corresponding to which you want.

  26. Milarky says:
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    Do I start Milone this week with one start against KC at home, or Tillman with two home starts against TB and SD?

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @Milarky: Tillman. I just dropped Milone to the streams.

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @Milarky: I’ll add that, ironically, I dropped him for Tillman.

  27. yeshcheese says:
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    The C Davis blurb from roto world : ” Adam Jones and Steve Pearce also went deep in the easy Baltimore victory. Chris Davis has continued to mash here in May and now boasts a .313/.405/.664 batting line in 37 games. He is on pace for 47 home runs and 158 RBI. “

  28. Jon says:
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    Starting Beckett today vs WAS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I want to, Rudy doesn’t…

  29. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    So 3:50pm i got a flight to Poland. If i find your polish neighbor ill say hi.
    Email me an address if u want a post card :]
    Peace out.

  30. MattH says:
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    Great re-cap, Grey. In a deep league I’ve been sitting Neise, but not sure I can hang on much longer. It’s hard to imagine he could be this bad all year.

    Any commenters have thoughts on Didi Gregorius or Dee Gordon? Need to drop one of these two at some point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: I’d lose Didi…

    • stumanji says:
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      @MattH: I just dealt Niese for Brandon League (I own K. Jansen). Just a barometer of value for ya.

      • MattH says:
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        I was leaning towards Didi. Thanks, Grey.

        @stumanji
        Interesting. Looks pretty decent for you. Thanks for the reply.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. FilthyRich says:
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    CBS H2H points league and I need 5 SPs. I have Bailey, Gio, Sanchez locked in. I have T Wood (COL, NYM) and AJ Griffin (TEX, KC) rostered as possibilities as they have 2 starts. But SON doesn’t like either of those in their 1st starts. On the flip side, SON likes Blanton for his starts vs KC (15.9)and CHW(17.8), Locke for his game vs MIL (11.2) and he also gets HOU, and Beckett vs WAS (14.7) and @atl. Vargas also available and has decent matchups (KC, CHW).
    Would you stick with Griffin/Wood or pick up any of the four free agents – Locke, Blanton, Beckett, Vargas?
    Thanks!

  32. The Strolg says:
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    Is there a term for the euphoria one feels when they finally push the mouse button to drop a guy they’ve held on to way too long. Not to mention that for a couple of days it feels like you’ve finally scrubbed your balls for the first time in a month (or for the 4 ladies your bwev).

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      @The Strolg: @Grey:

      Waivergasm?
      Eric Hosmer getting very close to a waivergasm, after f*cking me over for 14 straight months now in a keeper league. This will be of great relief.

  33. Cowa says:
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    Love Niese’s nickname! That’s how you start a blog on a Monday morning. My pitching has been solid, but my hitting (mainly my OF) hasn’t kept pace. Deep 15 team redraft, 5 OF. Nothing on the waiver wire (and EY is in my starting OF right now!). I was just offered Kemp for Darvish. I think Kemp’s about ready to turn the corner and finally go yard more than once, as his shoulder should be fully healed by now. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cowa: Thanks! I’d take Kemp…

  34. Wake Up says:
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    Hey ya’ll…I just googled Ike Davis’ mother’s vagina…and I ended up here…what gives….?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: So………..why you holding out….post at least one of them for us to check….

        • Grey

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          Top secret, cuz!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: were you hoping to be disappointed by her too?

      • JoeC says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: “No, Ike, you can’t eat your dinner from the living room!” “Aww, Ma!”

        That’s Ike’s mom trying to get him to stand closer to the plate when he was a child.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @JoeC: oh…….like you never googled Ike Davis’ mother’s vagina….

          • JoeC says:
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            @Wake Up: Oh the things I’ve seen!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I wanted to check to see if she was getting jammed too…

  35. DILinator says:
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    Here’s a yawnstipating question for you… In a H2H Points league, where you lose a point for K’s, which player should I pickup to replace Cuddyer? Loney, Parra, or Moreland? Thanks! (FWIW, guys like Eric Young and Moustakas are also available – but I’m loaded at 3B and Young doesn’t look as attractive to me in this Points league).

  36. scott says:
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    Machado has 3 games with 3 hits on fri sat and sunday and nothin??? Figured you’d be all over that! Someone offered me Latos (14th rd keeper next year) for Hamels (1st rd pick so unkeepable) whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott: I’d take Latos

  37. Grey –Is Joe Blanton blackmailing you or Rudy? Is that how he keeps coming up so high on the SoN? If so, remember, the FBI has people who help with that kind of thing. It’s a toll-free call and you don’t have to give your name.

    On any even more serious note, I relished dropping Niese this weekend even before the game concluded. I had him in both my 14-team redraft roto leagues, and in the most competative of them I need a replacement. I’m thinking of grabbing Wheeler, even though it means waiting three or so weeks for him. The other options are Hammel, Griffin, McCarthy, John Gast, Arroyo, Smyly, Kazmir.

    With two pitchers coming off the DL fairly soon (Grienke this week; Garza the following week) so with those two plus Scherzer, Burnett, Morrow, and Cashner I think I can afford to wait the three or four weeks for Wheeler. Do you think Wheeler’s a better choice even though I’ll get three fewer weeks out of him than I will from those other guys?

    Also, an OF question. In my other 14-teamer my OF is Choo, Adam Jones, Pence, Dominic Brown, and Jon Jay, and will soon have Coco Crisp coming off the DL. Who do you think is the drop between Brown and Jay? Or is Crisp the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: You should ask Rudy… Wheeler… Jay, depends on needs…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Enrique: the opposite of this is how low it’s ranked kendrick vs his results for the entire season. Probably the fact that “weak contact” isn’t yet quantified into the SON. Because just by box score data it looks like he’s getting really lucky with babip. or has by far the best infield in baseball.

  38. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    whats up boss?ill be flying in to oakland tomorrow morning,stay over night there then flying down to long beach,party on,we are going to an Angel game one night,cant wait,its been nice here during the day 60ish but night and mornings 40ish,damn ill have to have 1 of those $20 shots at the vegas airport

  39. stynyr says:
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    Finally. Who do I grab to drop Davis:

    Loney
    Carter
    Moss
    Garrett Jones
    Alonso
    Morneau
    Berkman
    Morland
    Belt
    Hosmer
    Chris Johnson

    • stynyr says:
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      @stynyr: Or do I send Gordon and Harvey out to get Goldschmidt and pick someone else up as my second UTIL?

      • stynyr says:
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        @stynyr: Or II: The Return of Or (tee hee!), Harvey and Cahill for Goldschmidt? I have Garza coming back, or would that be putting too much faith in Garza? I’d also pick up someone like Smyly or Slowey for Cahill.

  40. Milo says:
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    What do you expect from Kemp, Pujois and Hamilton? I’m having doubts about all three of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milo: See rankings and last 5 weeks of posts I’ve written on them…

  41. j-bird says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto
    Need a top of the order type bat – Burnett for Aoki sound about right? Or am I selling too low on Burnett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j-bird: Burnett, it’s fair

  42. TheNewGuy says:
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    Add Estrada for ughes (silent h)?

      • supra says:
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        @Grey: I assume he’s referring to Micheal Kay’s pronunciation… apparently “H” is not in the Kay alphabet.

        “Phil Use”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Phil Use… Ha…

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey: Ha righton.

            So add Marco?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, go for it…

  43. BAMBAM says:
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    H2H points where I’m looking to start 2 of the 4. Some tough match-ups for the 2-start guys.

    Guthrie @ LAA (Vargas)
    Norris @ DET (Sanchez), @ PIT (Locke)
    Ryu @ ATL (Maholm)
    Beckett vs WAS (Zimmerman), @ ATL (Minor)

  44. TheNewGuy says:
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    Offered C Davis for Fister and Henderson. Fair?

    Only got 3 closers but he seems desperate for saves. Offer Cishek instead?

    Really could use some more pop at CI with Freese and Hosmers awfulness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I’d take Davis, trade’s not close…

  45. Poo Holes says:
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    So I got an offer of Pujols for my Ike and Price. Obviously Albert is the best piece here, but his injuries and age concern me, especially in a 16 team keeper. My pitching would take a huge hit too, losing my ace, and there’s a big drop after Hamels and Buchholz (Wandy, Straily, Bauer, Doubront…). Too much to try to get Cingrani or J-Fer in there?

    Also, I really low in saves in one league. Every closer is owned and most of the major handcuffs are as well. Best speculative guy out of Joe Smith, Burton, or Uehara? (Tazawa gave up that bomb yesterday and I don’t know how long his leash is.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes: It’s fair, I’d take Pujols… If you can’t lose Price, then don’t do it… Try for Cingrani, seems unlikely… Burton

  46. Freakshow says:
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    Masterson or Kazmir

  47. Wake Up says:
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    Brucely, I wish that I never got this brand on my arm, it’s killing me, figuratively…I always wished I was a tad better at martial arts too, brucely…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wake Up: Hi Wake Up, is there still those 2 openings in that league you mentioned yesterday or 2 days ago. Abandoned teams they were i think?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @goodfold2: Yes there are two abandoned teams. But, we found out that there is nothing that we can do due to the ESPN format that they used in the RCL. Vin knows a lot more about this sort of thing than I do.

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          @Wake Up: thanks.

  48. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Need to open a spot on my roster this week. Do I drop Arenado since I have Longo, and Zimmerman at 3rd base? Or do I cut my losses and drop BJ Upton? Everyone else on my team is 100% owned and has been pretty hot. Thanks!

  49. Ron says:
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    In a 12-team H2H 6×6 (Total Bases and Quality Starts added) this is the team I’m fielding through MANY trades and a few pickups so far.

    C: Napoli
    1B: A-Gon
    2B: M. Carpenter
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Alcides
    OF: Bautista, Gordon, Cespedes
    Util: Holliday, Bruce
    Bench: Rizzo, Frazier

    SP: Lee, Moore, Sherzer, A. Sanchez, Dickey, Iwakuma, H. Bailey
    RP: Bell, Henderson, Valverde
    DL: Beachy, Garza

    1) BJ Upton just hit the wire, should I go grab him (in a non-sexual way)? Who to drop?
    2) Being offered Greinke for a “good” bat? Should I do this, and if so, for which bat(s)?
    3) Would you trade Holliday for Samardjza?
    4) Rank SS ROS: Alcides, Aybar, Alexei, Espinosa, Drew

    If you can answer these 4 questions you are a true american (unless you’re Canadien (or is it Canadian..?)) fantasy hero! Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) You have no one to drop 2) Sure, I don’t know what they need, you should ask them 3) It’s fair, I wouldn’t with your team 4) Alcides, Espinosa

  50. Clint says:
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    Grey, with Adam Eaton looking to return soon, is he worth an add? My lowest ranked utilities are Cain, Dom Brown, and Ethier.

  51. smegma says:
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    Which SP this week:
    Beckett v. Was; @Atl (2 starts not great matchups – SON likes Was matchup though)
    Scherzer v. Hou (guy’s on fire)
    Bum @COL (great pitcher but like above more)

    Which RP/SP this week:
    Cingrani @Mia (rookie nookie battle; has better lineup to get W but hopefully Cueto doesn’t come back too soon).
    Iwakuma @ NYY

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma:
      Grey – still trade C. Davis for A.Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Scherzer, Cingrani

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: where’s the optimism, hope for cueto to come back REAL soon so as to quicke show that thing you enter and exit rooms/buildings by to mr. leake. Or let the world see in it’s shiny beauty/decrepitude just what he looks like when there isn’t a knife hanging over his job’s neck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what you’re asking

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: just trying to drum up hope for us cingrani owners that leake should be the demoted one when cueto returns. i’m probably wrong but it’s the way it should be and I’d like it to be. no question.

  52. GFY25 says:
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    Where’s the Pence reference? He stole another bag, I guess you were 1 day off, it took him 3 games to steal a base after his last HR. Either way, 7 HRs, 7 steals, mmm!

  53. ShortStopping says:
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    Is Peralta and add right now while he is producing or should I keep running Rutledge out there?

  54. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey grey, Rotoworld confirmed that Jon Niese is pitching with neck discomfort. If he’s heading for a stint on the disgraceful list is Wheeler the next man up? Thanks

  55. BoneFace&Harmony says:
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    Who holds more value ROS, David Hernandez or Jose Fernandez?

    Also, would you drop Lawrie for the man formerly known as Mostsuckass?

  56. papasmurf says:
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    I had a tough call to make with keepers. I ended up not keeping Latos and Sale. Instead I kept… Lawrie and Blow Job Upton. Brilliance.

    I dropped Timmy Hudson for Kendrick a few starts back. So far it’s worked out pretty well. Kendrick’s been doing it for about 18 starts now going back to last year. His ERA in the last few yrs are also surprisingly good. Yet in Yahoo his ownership is in the low 60s.

    He still commands no respect because I guess he doesn’t wow you with ‘stuff’ and his FIP and BABIP suggest he’s been lucky. But, he’s consistently been a guy whose ERA is better than his FIP and one who keeps BABIP below .300 by inducing weak contact. He mixes several different fastballs and he’s throwing his slider more, keeping batters off balance. He is a pitcher, not a thrower. He’s gonna have a blowup or not to get his ERA into the mid-3s or so where it belongs, but he shd be owned IMO.

    I feel like Kim Jung Il, I picked up Loney on FRI for a spot start vs. rookie SD guy but felt ronery with him on the team cuz of his name and punted him for All-American Dirks Diggler. Of course Dirks does nothing and Loney homers twice. Ironically that made me feel even more ronery. Could have been a good pickup but I self-sabotaged again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Damn… Yup, I like Kendrick too… His stuff isn’t good but he gets weak contact…

  57. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Trumbo for Maholm? Standard 5×5 and I have Trumbo at Util spot.

  58. Jack says:
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    I have a slew of questions, I apologize in advance.

    Should I drop Konerko for Vernon Wells and Willingham for David Hernandez? They are sucking it up. With Neil Walker back, should I drop Gyorko for him? Anybody I should drop for Wheeler or Gausman (Hellickson???)

    Rest of my team: 12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring (currently in first by 5 games)

    C: J.P. Arencibia
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Jedd Gyorko
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Trout, Rios, Willingham
    UTL: Starling Marte, Carl Crawford
    Bench: Paul Konerko
    DL: Corey Hart

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Jeremy Hellickson, Kyle Kendrick, Patrick Corbin, Chris Tillman
    RP: Edward Mujica, Jose Valverde
    DL: Colby Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Sure, eh, lose Walker, nope

  59. Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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    Drop Kubel for Venable or hold?

      • Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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        Santiago for Cashner this week? Or both?

        • JoeC says:
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          @Kyle Kendrick Lamar: Cashner has tough match-ups this week: Baltimore and the Nats. I would definitely take Santiago over that.

  60. Hey Bob says:
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    But do you sell Matt Harvey for Starlin Castro? Currently have Espinsosa at SS

  61. Cyr says:
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    Grey,

    I’m thinkin about tryin to sell high on Reynolds to team that could use a 3b. What caliber pitcher should I target with an offer of Medlen/Reynolds?

    • Cyr says:
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      @Cyr:

      FYI, The only SP I’d be interested in on his roster are Kershaw, St. Rasburg, and Buchholz

      • Whatever says:
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        @Cyr: Ask for Kershaw. Then negotiate from there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyr: Buchholz seems like only realistic one, guess you can try for Strasburg

  62. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Last week I sold Sale for the right Price. David Price that is.

    I’m still feeling good about that trade even after Sale’s performance last night and after looking at Price’s upcoming matchups (vs. BOS, @ TOR, vs. NYY).

  63. supra says:
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    What are we doing with Brandon League in places where K.Jansen is already owned?
    Are we dumping yet or just benching?

    Best RPs avail are: D.Hernandez, Fujikawa, D.Roberston, Rosenthal, Smyly…
    or grab a bench bat like Pagan, Kubel, Brantley, Joyce?

    • Whatever says:
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      @supra:

      How badly do you need saves?

      • supra says:
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        @Whatever: I could use them, as League was my 3rd closer behind C.Janssen and Wilhemsen. But none of those guys are closing right now… D-Her the closest I guess.

        I’m gonna hold for the moment and see what happens with Gausman…

        • Fenway Fungus says:
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          @supra: C Janssen is not closing anymore? Haven’t heard that.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Whatever: just bench now. it sounds like saves need.if it is saves grab hernandez first, then fuji.

  64. Taz says:
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    I dropped Niese before Saturday’s start (prescient!). Unfortunately, I dropped him for Milone. So not so prescient.

    • Whatever says:
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      @Taz:

      Tommy Milone’s numbers at home are fantastic. but on the whole, Niese is a better pitcher, not by much, but better.

      If you can hold Milone for home starts, that is what I am doing although I got creamed like everyone else with the SEA start. Well no more, he is a homeschooler for the rest of this year.

  65. TheNewGuy says:
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    Segura 8/12 (!) over the weekend with 2 dingers, 4 runs and 2 steals. Remember guys this guy plays SS, he’s been even better than friggin Tulo and Cano so far. 4th in the majors in AVG, batting .359, pretty absurd.

    Yet he still doesnt get a mention? This is a bloody outrage it is! (simpsons quote there)

  66. supra says:
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    I’d like to nominate Fellatio Upton as the hateful opener to tomorrow’s post. In my keeper league both Ike Davis and Upton were top 4 picks in the redraft. I ended up with Upton as a steal @ 3 (I thought he would 1st). Your hate for Ike Davis is completely warranted, but PLEASE recognize that Upton has been far faaaar superior in the sucking category. Dude’s batting .153 with 47 K’s… on pace for 215 K’s. I mean this is all time monumental in the pantheon of worst openings to a season.

    Hence Fellatio, thou hast been living up to thine name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Ha… Yeah, he’s been wretched…

  67. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In my 10 team mixed league keeper I am in first place but last in HR’s. Need power bad and I have great depth in pitching.

    Would you trade Jordan Zimmeran for Chris Davis? Its an OBP league.

    Thanks,

    Whats

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey.

  68. Jonathan says:
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    Dude, neise is pretty bad. This is why you can fill your rotation with a bunch of guys with potential over production

  69. Pete says:
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    Should I pickup Overbay and drop Moss this week for my IF slot in a H2H points league?

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: Maybe Mitch Moreland? Also facing 7 RHP’s.

  70. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who would you roster at this point – Brandon Morrow or Ian Kennedy?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. Eng says:
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    Good morning and thanks for another great read. How you feeling about Nelson Cruz? Would you pay Veras plus McCann to get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Thanks! I’d take Cruz

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2Her – 5 player keeper. What to do with Daniel Espino-hits-a?

    Here are the last few spots on my roster:

    UTIL – Arcia
    UTIL – Gordon
    BN – Espinosa
    BN – Lawrie

    I need help with my pitchers after cutting Niese for DLR (he’s more than a streamer in this deep of a league). Here’s my rotation:

    SP – Price
    SP – Moore
    SP – Dempster
    RP – Wilhelmsen
    RP – Mujica
    P – Veras
    P – Cingrani
    BN – Tillman
    BN – DLR
    BN – Bailey (DL)

    My league has some rookie nookie love and I want to snag Wheeler before anyone else does. Do I drop Danny for Wheeler? Or would I be better off swapping him for a d-bag like Boneface or Cozart?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, L, SV, Ks, Ks/9

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: eh? Dude has been just a shade better than Ike and BJ, and that’s saying something. Not like this is just a bad couple of weeks, he’s pushing a bad couple of months.

        • Grey

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          @Wilsonian: All right, grab Wheeler for a few to see if he’s called up…

  73. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Another question – would you cut League loose for Madson?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  74. Sniff Test says:
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    Paul Maholm was dropped in my 15 team league. Do I use my waiver claim for him or was his previous owner right in tossing him to the mediocre-pile who consists of Feldman, De La Rosa, Correia, Locke and Nolasco.

  75. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bail on Hambone and trade him for Bruuuce or J-Hey?

  76. FillyP says:
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    Not sure if you’re serious about picking Niese back up off waivers, but that’s basically my question. I dropped him to stream Not Fausto yesterday.. he had a solid start and has been a great source of K’s. Not Fausto and Tillman are the two weakest guys in my rotation.

    Should I claim Niese back tomorrow? And/or should I pick up any of the following: Ubaldo, Norris, Marquis, Hammel, McCarthy, Griffin, Teheran, Gausman (if he’s called up)..

    Lastly, League for Cishek? Happy Monday to you, Grey.

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP: @FillyP:

      7×7 Keeper with QS and IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Those are all streamers… League… You too

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Is Niese worth adding over those guys? He’s been pretty mediocre so far..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  77. Matt says:
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    Orioles only play 5 this week, and I have Wieters, Machado and Adam Jones in my starting lineup. Gattis (C), Frazier (3B) on my bench, and Robot Jones (OF) on waivers. Start all 3 O’s in the short week, if not which one to sub?

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt:

      H2H categories OBP league, FWIW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Start the O’s

  78. Kid A says:
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    Garret jones faces 6 righties this week. With gonzo’s neck ailing, would you bench him for jones in weekly leagues?

    • South Philly Shark says:
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      @Kid A: or start jones over carl crawford in Util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: Jones over A-Gon

  79. Dong Show says:
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    is it safe to drop Brandon Moss now? He did hit 21 homers in 84 games last year…

  80. Endo says:
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    Now that Niese is hurt, will the Mets call up Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Endo: Hopefully

  81. Cory says:
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    Can you rank these ROS please and thanks? Davis, belt, ozuna, arcia, alonso?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Cory: i guarantee you belt is at the bottom of that list and i know grey has ozuna lower than arcia. i’m guessing davis or arcia,then alonso, then ozuna, last belt.

  82. Chris says:
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    Right now I have Buck as a catcher, looking for something else.

    who do you like more: Buck, Doumit, or Gattis…. what do I expect from gattis one heyward gets back?

  83. goodfold2 says:
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    just noticed mcallister’s next start was taken away and given to bauer (not today, the sunday start at home vs SEA) according to espn’s mlb schedule page. So I’m guessing that means turn him into Gausman pickup for few days/later likely stream rest of week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: I don’t understand the question

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sorry. 1.should one dump mcallister for gausman? then if gausman isn’t called up in a few days use that spot for streamers.
        2. it appears venable is playing a bit more often lately. Ozuna vs venable (assuming venable gets starts).
        3.If one needs starts this week in a 16 team h2h (niese’s start is a big bench) since i only have 8 grab gast (mess moves to different pitcher park) for smyly’s spot?
        thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Sure 2. Ozuna 3. Gast, yes

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: thanks, just looked at venable’s ugly k rate and good babip. with neutral babip he’d be hitting .210 currently. only starting likely to crazy hr/fb% and babip, this goes down, he’ll ride wood (he he).

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: that is some yahoo B.S. 2 hours ago one could’ve picked up gast when it still said NA. now we have to wait till the 16th. BUSH LEAGUE, brother of Brandon. Should have just triggered it then. damn.

  84. RedRox says:
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    Happy Boxing day! Please ranks the following:
    Freddie Freeman, Panda, Rios, Alex Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RedRox: Thanks! Gordon, Panda, Freeman

  85. Zach says:
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    How do you rank Lawrie, Middlebrooks, Prado, Freese ROS?

    • Zach says:
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      @Zach: Add Hosmer in too please.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Zach: Lawrie, Hosmer

  86. Bob Loblaw says:
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    1. What’s the deal with the Yanks OF/DH situation with Granderson returning? What to do with Ichiro and Wells?

    2. 5×5 flex spot: Ichiro, Dave Murphy, Brantley, Dom Brown, EY Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob Loblaw: They’re all gonna play… Brown, depends what you need

  87. Eddy says:
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    In a 12-team OBP, best player to get the most production out of over the next 2-3 days:

    Bendable, Brantley, Loney, Jay

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy: that’s Venable*, just not sure if he’s bendable!

  88. Rixo says:
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    Would you start estrada or samarj this week?

    Frazier or arenado for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rixo: Samard…Arenado

  89. L-Boogie says:
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    1) When are the Dodgers going switch from League and his 6+ ERA to Jansen?

    2) I know I have to but any worries about starting Bum @ Coors this week?

    3) 12-team, mixed, 5×5. Start Liriano vs Mil this week or do we need to see more from him first?

    4) What about J-Fer home vs Cincy?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: 1) I don’t know 2) Yeah 3) I wouldn’t own him 4) It’s okay

  90. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Drafted Reyes. Have been living with Espinosa and Ackley at SS/2B. Do I pick-up Bonifacio? It’s a 14 teamer, so the wire is thin. Note, we have a moves cap (50) and I’ve burned through about 1/3 of them already (rebuilt my pitching staff and am in 1st place now, thank you very much). Thanks.

  91. Flo-G-Money says:
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    cingrani @ miami or kendrick vs cincy??

  92. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league, ok to bench Pujols until he snaps out of his skid or ride it out? Would start Arenado over him (3 @chc, 4 vs sf).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: I wouldn’t bench Pujols

  93. KevinK says:
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    Will have to make 2 drops with Greinke and Granderson coming off DL. Starting pitching has been weakness for me so have loaded up lately with marginal guys. Which two to drop??
    J. Parker, Beckett, Straily,, E. Jackson, Kazmir, Cashner

    I put in the order that I am thinking.. Some may depend on who is going to lose rotation spot when B. Anderson returns.

    Thanks!

  94. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    just noticed chisenhall got optioned down. I have espinosa as ss/2b backup to rollins/hill/gyorko. a few weeks ago one could claim it was just babip problems with espinosa as he had cut his K rate tremendously. That’s coming back up, and is around 25% and still going up. Adjusting for neutral babip he’d be hitting around .220 right now. Steal rate and homer rate down, homer rate not that much. Aviles will now be starting at ss. Is espinosa droppable for aviles, who gets little to no steals/homers but does have good or at least better than average avg/ops. This is a 10 team deep bench ops league, so it’s possible espinosa would still be out there if he heats up.
    drop for aviles or no?

    • KevinK says:
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      Mark Reynolds will take over at third. Asdrubal stays at short. Aviles will still be utility type.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @KevinK: i’m sorry i meant aviles would start at 3rb. but i’d be wrong about that i guess with reynolds. Would Aviles DH, because he does have a decent amount of at bats considering he isn’t starting anywhere. Or is that just because of the assdrubal injury a while back?

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          I’m a tribe fan.. don’t see any way for Aviles to get consistent at bats. They have Raburn and Giambi who is DH’ing today. Aviles could be in the mix as it seems Francona likes to use his bench…

  95. vohnie says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in need of RBIs. Which of these players would you recommend?

    Adam LaRoche, Vernon Wells, Jayson Werth, Daniel Nava, Domonic Brown, or Garett Jones.

    Right now, I have Todd Frazier filling in for Stanton in the outfield and have been on the verge of benching him. He and Machado had been my initial Utility spots, but I plugged in Arenado when I bumped up Frazier to the outfield. My outfield is Heyward / Choo / Frazier (Stanton), and my Utility spots are Machado / Arenado. Would you recommend: A) Plug LaRoche into Utility over Arenado for now. B) Pick up one of my OF options and stream Frazier / Arenado in my second Utility spot based on matchups and ballpark. C) Stash Jayson Werth until he returns later this week as a Stanton backup, then bump Frazier down to Utility platoon with Arenado.

    I’m kinda thinking a combo of B and C. I’d grab the hottest OF, then grab Werth in a couple days and hold Werth until Stanton returns. LaRoche’s May hitstreak has me tempted, though. Thanks!

  96. kc says:
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    So is Ike Davis droppable now? I am thinking about picking up Garza since my pitching is miserable now days. Drop Davis and pick up Garza? Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kc: Sure

  97. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… I’m always hesitant to stream pitchers on a Monday in a weekly H2H. It’s no different than streaming on a Thursday, I suppose, but psychologically it feels safer/better knowing what a few of my pitchers have done at the beginning of the week, and then taking chances on streamers based on those results (i.e. I threw George from the Roses yesterday, but probably wouldn’t have done so if I had stronger ratios from earlier in the week). Which brings me to today’s streamer question(s):

    1. Would you throw today?:

    Estrada (@Pit)
    Wood (vs. Col)
    Nicasio (@Cubs)

    SON loves Estrada, but Brucely, he’s burned me so many times this season I’m not sure it’s worth dipping back in. (Estrada, that is. Not the SON. SON could never wrong me!)

    2. Any thoughts on the “psychology of streaming pitchers early in the week” situation I touched on above? Am I waaaaay overthinking this?

    Thanks dude.

  98. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I think Roberto Hernandez is looking like a home schooler, in his last three home starts, 18 innings 4 ER and 16K’s vs. the last three road games, 19 innings 12 ER and 16 K’s.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: If he’s at home against the white soc or stors then I’m all over that, but I would prefer not to own him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, me too, but someone did pick him up in our RCL and I understood it…

  99. Baberaham Lincoln says:
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    Grey –

    Werth was dropped in my league. Would you pick up him and drop YuniB or Gyorko?

  100. Josh says:
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    I read you guys everyday. I’m curious to get your input on a trade offer I got. I’m in a dynasty league with every category except defense where we have 3 minor leaguers, 28 man rosters and next year minor leaguers will raise to 4. I have SS Starlin Castro and couldn’t pass up on a trade earlier in the year and got SS Elvis Andrus. The trade offer I got was SS Starlin Castro for 3B Brett Lawrie. Currently I have Martin Prado, Will Middlebrooks and Todd Frazier at 3B.

    • Baberaham Lincoln says:
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      @Josh: You’re selling low on Castro for a position you have plenty of depth at. SS should garner a better trade.

  101. chillmodious says:
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    Guh… damn you and your Blanton-love, SON! Do you know how hard it is for me to trust your recommendations when Joe Blanton is consistently near the top of your list?!?! Please just tell me there is an error in your algorithm that keeps forcing Blanton on to your spreadsheet–you know, like a blip in the Matrix where the same cat walks by twice. The whole point of you is your ability to ease our collective anxiety and catch us as we fall, trustingly, in to your arms time and again. Advising we throw Joe Blanton against anyone other than the Mess or Gnarlins undermines your integrity!

  102. AA says:
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    I’ve got Trout, Austin Jackson, Choo, and Marte in my 3 OF and 1 Utility spots. I have been holding Taveras and Myers. Should I continue to hold or should I drop either Taveras or Myers for Wheeler? Its a 5 player keep league inwhich I have Trout, Miggy, Cano, Verlander and Pujols so I won’t be able to keep both Taveras and Myers anyways. Besides my OF is pretty solid and it would be tough to get both Taveras and Myers in my daily lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: I’d hold Myers

  103. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I think we see Jar Jar in B-more

  104. B says:
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    A few quick questions:

    When do you think we’ll see Taveras and Profar?

    What do you think we’ll get out of them?

    And which 2 would you drop of the following (in a keeper league): Pagan, Laroche, Donaldson, Dee Gordon, Rickie Weeks?

    Thanks doode.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @B: I’d wait til Scott’s next article and ask him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: August/September

      • B says:
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        @Grey: what about those end of the bench guys? Would you cut donaldson, laroche, rickie weeks, dee gordon or pagan? I need to cut 2…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LaRoche, Weeks

          • B says:
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            @Grey: i was afraid you’d say that. i have weeks on a contract and dropping him comes with a penalty. if i were to park him on the bench instead of dropping him, who would be the next one of those guys you’d drop (i.e., donaldson, pagan, dee)?

            and thanks man for staying up on all these questions. really appreciate your insight and time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pagan… No problem…

  105. Kyle Kendrick Lamar says:
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    Santiago, Cashner, or Both this week?

  106. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    my current roster in a 6×6 12 team league with a 1200innings limit. currently hold a good sized lead, looking to maybe deal another bat for a good pitcher. Where would you look to improve going forward?

    Ramos
    Goldy
    Pedroia
    Machado
    Castro
    Trout
    Choo
    Holliday
    Rizzo
    Frazier
    bench: Rutledge
    bench: Aoki
    bench: Brantley
    bench: Jennings

    Scherzer
    Sale
    Strasburg
    Kendrick
    Malholm
    J Johnson
    Mujica
    Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cashmoney: Team looks solid… You need another starter and have too many bench bats…

  107. chillmodious says:
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    Woo…here’s another!: Kelly Johnson is my current Util in a 10-team H2H, where I grabbed him for his hot-schmotato-ness, and he hasn’t necessarily shown that he’s no longer hot… But of course, Kendrys decides to go yard yesterday and pique my interest in a pickup, then someone drops Ryan Zimmerman a short while later. I would assume that Zimmerman is a no-brainer replacement for Kelly Johnson if I take a ROS approach, but with my piercing memory of your travails with Zimm from last season, I must ask what you would do if in the same spot as me? (Kelly Johnson, Kendrys, or Zimm at Util?)

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for helping me clear my head this morning, Grey.

        Quite Brucely, you’re the man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  108. chris says:
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    rosario and medlen for a gordon and hudson, who’s getting the better deal?

  109. Hey Grey. Looking for a little trade grade:

    Side A
    Jimmy Rollins

    Side B
    Kris Medlen

    Winner?

      • @Grey:

        Thanks man, and thanks for the great advice, as always. I thought it was fair too, I had the Medlen side. Even if he goes down, I don’t mind. The Phillies are my real-life squad, and having JRoll and seeing his crap stats and the Phils’ losses is depressing.

        What’s your take (or anyone’s take) on that? Do you avoid having dudes from your real-life team on your fantasy squad? I do, and I take it a step further, trying to pick up guys on rivals and teams I hate. That way I have reason to rejoice in the fantasy world to offset being pissed in real life.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t avoid guys because of a team….

  110. Vottomatic says:
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    A little puzzled that Juan Nicasio is ranked a lot higher on today’s stream-0-nator than Travis Wood, who I just picked up. You think he’s a bad start vs Col?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vottomatic: You should ask on the Stream-o-Nator post

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Vottomatic: Colorado has so many bats that can kill you with the long ball, I try to avoid facing them even on the road

  111. Bigwormsherm says:
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    who would you rather own for the rest of the year…Ike Davis or Oswaldo Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  112. 'Topes says:
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    Who to stash: N Franklin or B Hamilton?

    Drop Parendes for Bonifacio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin… Sure…

  113. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    currently hold a decent lead in a 6×6 12 team league with a 1200in limit on pitchers
    I was considering dealing a bat for another ace based on the strength of my bench hitters
    Where would you look to improve or should I hold?

    Rosario
    Goldy
    Pedroia
    Machado
    Castro
    Trout
    Choo
    Holliday
    Rizzo
    Jennings

    Frazier
    Rutledge
    Aoki
    Brantley

    Scherzer
    Sale
    Strasburg
    Kendrick
    Malholm
    J Johnson
    Perez
    Mujica

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just asked this…

      • cashmoney says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: @Grey:

        Thanks! yah I love Internet Explorer…didn’t look like it posted first time.
        would you look to deal Holliday for an ace? Or maybe sell high on Choo?
        Its a keeper league so I think Rizzo could land me a decent pitcher as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holliday for an ace…

  114. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what is a fair trade for Matt Carpenter – Kendrick, Corbin, or Burnett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them… I’d take Burnett

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m the one trying to get Carpenter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Send Kendrick

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: should I throw in a Lamar album too as a sweetner? Kendrick and Kendrick, it’s no Simon and Simon, but it looks good now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It would work for me, but you don’t even like Kendrick Lamarr…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I’m working on it, give me time. I haven’t got to hear his older stuff yet, I have been slacking prof grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, okay…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: sorry, i got a case of the Mondays….didn’t get my O face this weekend

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You got your Rodney O face on…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: its the story of my life…..no respect!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Where’s Joe Cooley?

  115. Be The Ball says:
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    Drop Arcia for Eaton in a keeper league? Also, in a non-keeper league, would you drop Cashner for Brett Anderson, Jeremy Hellickson or Ryan Vogelsong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Hold

  116. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    who is a better stash – Reddick or Werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  117. The Dude says:
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    Better speculative own:

    Gausman or Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  118. attgig says:
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    Sorry but Jurrjens gets called up before Gausman. he’s pitching decently in AAA and has an opt out clause I’m sure they’d like to avoid. Jurrjens is next, and he’s pitching ok, but not too fantasy relevant with a 5.8K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, prolly…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @attgig: wish you would’ve gotten here earlier, if you’re right. thanks either way.

  119. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: Everyday is a pink day for me…. Personally, I’ve always worn a lot pink… It is as close to being in the nude legally in public as you can get… GO PINK BABY..

    “Maybe it’s the pinstripes that are making people sick” One of your best this year, kiddo..

    But, hands off “Reading Rainbow”… One of the greatest shows on TV – ever… Yeah, Lamar had to be strapped down or he would have floated away off the set… But I thought, he did a great job in getting kids to Dream Big and read!!! .. You Go Girl!!! I heard, they are about to start it up again too.. Good news for Lamar and kids everywhere…

    More later on my personal transfiguration… It’s working.. Up to 8th from the cellar…

    What the Hell.. Oups, not spose to say that…

    It upsets the Big Fella and you don’t want to upset the Big Fella… … Hope, nobody heard that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA… Thanks!

  120. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Can I get a Kipnis? Another dinger for J-Kip (that’s what the cool kids call him). He’s been hot and making me forget his first month of nothingness. Now, Victor Martinez. Your turn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  121. Tom says:
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    Bell, League and Valverde all had bad outings this weekend. Do I pick up Bailey, Fujikawa and Veras from the waiver wire for any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Veras, Bailey

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Who do I drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no one to drop

          • Tom says:
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            @Grey: Ooops, meant to say I have Bell, League and Valverde. Should I drop one of them for Veras or Bailey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

  122. Deucer says:
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    Great post as always Grey,

    With the AZ closer seat heating up drop Koji for Hernandez now?

    Picked up Koji at first sign of Hanrhahaanaha trouble, stupid Junichi snaked the seat…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Go with D-Her…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Deucer: notice bell had 3 good saves in three days and the gm likes him. juni hasn’t had one good save yet and lately has been bad. i’d save koji here first if you can only have one. i actually have both juni and bell and don’t have access to either hernandez or koji, so i’ll probably have 2 drops there in about 3 weeks or less.

  123. stumanji says:
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    H2H keeper (keep 5), I traded Wainwright a few weeks ago and am now a little short on quality pitching ( I have a lot of #3-4 type guys). Is JoFer ($3) and Medlen ($4) too much (this season and keeper-wise) for Gio ($12) or is that a good consolidation of talent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s solid

  124. The Fridge says:
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    Another question from a Stanton owner….Just got offered Ellsbury + Scherzer for Giancarlo + Estrada.

    I love Giancarlo in a way that makes my wife uncomfortable but Scherzer would be a great add for my staff. Are we convinced that Ellsbury is healthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury looks fine, I’d take him and Scherzer…

  125. Be The Ball says:
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    Should I drop Tazawa to pick up Zack Wheeler or Adam Eaton in a keeper league? Just feels like Bailey is going to get that job back once ready.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop a closer…

  126. OaktownSteve says:
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    Did you know Murphy hit left handers better than right handers last year? This year he’s at .175 or so against right handed pitching. He used to have that awful left split and it’ like he worked on it so hard he now forgot how to hit right handers. I chalk some of his early season up to the illness the Rangers were reporting. Had that nasty flu.

    Ubaldo three straight wins: @KC, home to Oak, @Det? 18.2 innings, 1.44 ERA, .857 WHIP, and 20 Ks. Tough or impossible to buy in, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but the Rangers have benched him vs. lefties… Tough…

  127. JMAC says:
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    Drop Ike for Mike Moustakas 10 team OBP there are a few other players on the wire worth looking at but Mike looks to be a buy low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  128. chillmodious says:
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    Bee Tee Dubya…. I liked how you went Reading Rainbow on Burton, but it was a missed Kunta Kinte-reference opportunity. It was ripe for a, “Hopefully Burton’s appearance whips Perkins back in to shape…” or something like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Yeesh, tough crowd! I do think running the gamut of Kunta Kinte – blind dude in Star Trek – Reading Rainbow host is pretty solid. Never really thought about how versatile Burton’s skillset is (LaVar, not Jared).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that funky eye visor mean he’s blind? I never watched Star Trek…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: I never watched it either. Just googled and, yes, the visor is there because his character is indeed blind. That, or the racist star trek-writers were all like, “Yeah, let’s give him funky shades like a rapper… It’ll be like Boogaloo Shrimp in the future!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I thought they were just funky shades, honestly…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Looks like Alfred Hitchcock…

                  • chillmodious says:
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                    @Grey: Funny enough, I was thinking to myself “hmmm, that guy looks like the guy who played Truman Capote in one of his biopics.” So I searched for his name and, when I located it, was instantly reminded that he also played Hitchcock in that HBO movie.

                    Good call.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

    • chillmodious says:
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      @c0wfunk: Ghirolli.

      Bheware ohf thhe superfluhous “H”!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  129. Sal says:
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    Semi deep league as we have 12 teams and we play two players in every positions plus 5 OF and 4 UT. Really deep in pitching and have miggy and have my offense sputtering a bit.

    So i have an offer on the table for miggy i would get Braun and Matt Cain for miggy and i have already come to terms on trading Cain and another low tier pitcher for goldschimdt

    so in reality trading miggy for Braun and goldschmidt. I really cashed in Miggy at max value correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  130. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    6×6 (OBP, QS) 12-team, H2H, 4-player keeper league, moves limit of 50 (I’m at 8)

    Hey Grey, hope u had a great weekend…Did you go to Pita Pan with your mom for Mothers day?

    Would you use a move and drop Niese, Doubront or Gee for Gausman? I highly doubt that I would keep him with Bum and Moore on my staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Nah, Momz was on the east coast and me on the west… I’d hold my moves….

  131. CDawg says:
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    15 team dynasty so picking are slim on the wire.

    Team A (who needs depth) gets
    Josh Reddick, Colby Rasmus, Tommy Hanson

    Team B (who needs a closer) gets
    Rafael Soriano

    Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually… It’s fair… I’d take B, but could see a reason for A…

      • CDawg says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’d be getting Soriano. The whole thing hinges on whether or not I believe Reddick can return to 2012 form.. knowing my luck, I’ll trade him away and he’ll hit 20 HR’s in a month!!

  132. goodfold2 says:
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    wondering if this is possible collusion situation. in my 16 team league back on april 12th team 1 gave y.escobar and masterson for team 2′s prado.
    now team 1. is attempting to give morse/m.moore for team 2′s fielder/maholm. I’m guessing it’s not collusion just that team 1 is good at hustling idiots and selling high on guys that should regress (morse,moore,masterson). Any flags here. team 1 also got segura for dunn from a different team so his hustle is working quite good. i’m just hoping it’s not his wallet doing the hustling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine…

  133. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    Niese blurb made me lol. Good work!

    Pls rank Seager, Espinosa, K Johnson, Scutaro, Bonifacio for next month, if you will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Scutaro, Bonifacio

  134. MartI says:
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    i had grandy and la roche on my bench so I took a chance and traded Joey bats and Frazier for Strasberg and ryu. Gives me those two plus bum j Zimmerman latos Hughes Estrada wilhelmsen street and holland w Beckett Jansen and betas on bench.

    Thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  135. bees knees says:
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    grey, would you trade either rizzo or machado for segura in a keeper league?

    i think they were all top prospects

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  136. jacob says:
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    Juan Pierre or Denard Span to fill in for Austin Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  137. goodfold2 says:
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    gomez for PIT had some minor injury and may miss his next start. who takes over if he does miss it? this is against Lastros in PIT and i need more than the 8 starts I already have this week. If McAllister gets his next start back or a weekend one at home against SEA i would jump on that too, or maybe even the Bauer sun start vs SEA if his start today goes well.

  138. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great column as always.

    J.P. Arencibia or Ryan Doumt RoS?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! JP

  139. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Bone face or Better man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boneface

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m going in head first

  140. Jon says:
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    Sit/start:

    Cashner @ BAL
    Tillman vs SD
    Cobb vs BOS
    Hammel vs TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: how about Bumgarner @ COL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  141. bossmanjunior says:
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    Follow up to my previous question…LIGHTING ROUND!

    1) Would you target Castro or are you concerned about his slow start?

    2) Segura, Castro, Rutledge ROS?

    3) How much of an upgrade is Castro over Rutledge?

    4) Bumgardner, Zimmerman, Harvey, Lester, Peavy, Miller, Buchholz…

    Which pitchers would you try to trade for Castro?

    Which pitchers would you try to trade for Segura?

    5) Do you like what you’ve seen from Segura enough to think he keeps it up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No 2) Castro 3) See rankings 4) Harvey or later 5) He’s fine

  142. Ron says:
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    Who is the better 5th starter – Santiago or Kazmir?

    Which side you like – Longo/Bailey or A. Ramirez/Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hector… Longo

  143. Lou Gee says:
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    @Grey…Ubaldo has put up 3 decent starts in a row. Any chance you take a…chance on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  144. Frank Lynch says:
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    I think I told you I’m in a 10 team h2h points league. I know its a mixed league but I don’t understand the difference between league’s like whats a deep mixed league between all these mixed league’s? I’m wondering cause when I’m looking on the wire, some guys it says the guys good in all mixed leagues or just deep mixed. I think theres another mixed one like average or short… Idk.. lol

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      Wait, that’s the other one, Shallow league.. so that’s the question. Whats the difference between shallow or deep mixed leagues? Forget all that other crap I wrote. lol

  145. booya says:
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    Would you start Beckett tonight vs Washington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  146. Rags says:
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    NL-only OBP keeper league with no bench. Can drop Herrera (@8) or Descalso (@1) for one of the following guys: Dietrich > Heisey > Blackmon > Pill the right order? And which SS to drop? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Descalso, order looks right…

  147. Pope says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Can you rank these SPs for me please:
    Maholm, Morrow, Tillman, Beckett

    Picked up Beckett for Ike Davis, still have Morrow, Maholm is on waivers, and I will have an open spot to stream Tillman tomorrow (after a trade)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm, Tillman

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thank you kindly

  148. LongoTulo says:
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    Should i finally pull the plug on Ike and ride Loney’s hot bat? Ugh. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ugh indeed…

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Grey: This hurts me as bad as it hurts you. I fell in love with Ike, as well. It felt so real last summer but apparently it was all a fraud. Damn you, Ike. I’ve held onto this fraudulent love for a month too long…
        Thx for your help and clarity. Time will heal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries…

  149. LadyScorpio says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for another great article. Was wondering if you’d do this trade… I’ve been offered Fielder for Hamilton & Greinke. Do you think that’s legit or too much for me to give up? In a 12 team, 6×6, H2H league, the only female and presently in 5th place. My current squad consists of:

    C – Doumit
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Gyorko
    SS – Castro
    3B – Machado
    U – Segura
    OF – Braun, Holliday & Saunders
    BN – Hamilton, Gardner Ichiro & Teixeira (DL)
    SP – Price, Iwakuma, Miller, Detwiler, Kendrick, Cashner, Greinke & Wheeler
    RP – Romo, Paplebon & Nathan

    Please advise.

    Thanks,
    LadyScorpio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold off on that trade…

      No problem, Lady Scorpio…

  150. Eng says:
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    Thanks for earlier, Grey. Quick question? Are you buying BJ Upton? I kinda am but wanted to check i’m not nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t buy Upton… I’d hold him if I had him…

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I hear you. But what about say Markakis and Veras for him? Too much to give?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not too much

  151. Mike says:
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    “This is like a young Tony Danza replacing Matt LeBlanc as a Jeopardy contestant”… That’s nice work right there Grey..Lol…Unfortunately for Gausman is Jar Jar is pitching well..He’d probably get the shot first at this point no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, might be Jar Jar…

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

    Holds = 3pts. Saves=5pts.

    Heath Bell (ATL, @MIA) or Kenley Jansen (WAS, @ATL) this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  153. MasterofGrond says:
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    Forgot to update my roster and I am now missing out on Masterson being masterful against the Yankees.

    Sigh.

  154. EK says:
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    Pls rank:
    Masterson vs SEA
    Cashner vs WAS
    J. Garcia vs MIL
    Dempster @ MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson, Dempster, Cashner

  155. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it appears we finally find out why a-jax has sucked for the last 2-3 weeks(especially steals), it’s a hamstring issue. So now i have him out, victorino with possible concussion crashing into a wall and a-gon possibly out every damn day (but we never know until all the non-west coast games have started). So my outfield is having problems being filled out with only Braun/Choo healthy and 3 spots a day. I also have Myers and don’t want to drop him. don’t really want to drop miley or milone for fill in here. only other drop possible is espinosa. I likely can get him back later.
    So should i drop espinosa for one of nava/carter/venable/dejesus/dombrown/span/brantley, at least until i’m sure either victorino or a-gon is healthy. could also drop victorino and possibly get him back, as he was dropped and left out there for like 5 days before i got him. i would be leaving myself with no rollins backup if espinosa goes, but it’d only be semi-short term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino is fine for Tuesday

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i went and looked and it wasn’t head issue either, just possible rib thing. maybe he’s got the same kind of cracked rib i’ve had after a new years party. I could’ve played with that injury, baseball anyway. thanks grey.

  156. RedRox says:
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    Matt Moore or Samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  157. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hey my opponent benched masterson, cool. also add ozuna to that list of OF’ers.

  158. RedRox says:
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    Freddie Freeman or Aramis Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  159. Andrew says:
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    Grey-

    I have Ike and someone dropped Hosmer over the weekend. Should I make the switch? Who do you think is better ROS? Thanks!

    Andrew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Hosmer

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Wow that really is shoving it in Ikes face.

        I still see upside in Ike, I see no upside with Hosmer right now.

  160. Carnac says:
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    [In nasal, Seinfeld voice] “What’s the deal with Bonifacio’s playing time??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… 4th outfielder, utility infielder…

  161. ManuteBologna says:
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    John Buck just got dropped because of his cold spell. Should I pick him up or cling to Salvador Perez in hopes he heats up? Standard roto except we could OPS instead of AVG (good for Buck until recently) and count K’s against batters (bad for Buck).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Buck

  162. Hoog says:
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    Hi Grey, great as always! I have two questions.

    1) drop Espinosa for j. Peralta
    2) trade Cobb for medlen

    What would grey do? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No 2) Sure

  163. Adam says:
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    Would u trade RYU and Dexter fowler for Clff lee ?
    I have heyward coming off DL and have no other outfielder to drop
    Is the upgrade from RYU to LEE worth it???
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  164. Adam says:
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    Or would u trade Fowler for Kenley Jansen?
    Want to get something for Fowler….Jansen could be a steal??
    Thx!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  165. jason batteiger says:
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    more rotoworld silliness as quoted from yahoo player blurbs
    “Gonzalez has been in and out of the lineup for over a week due to a strained neck. With an off day Monday, manager Don Mattingly wanted to give his first baseman a couple days of rest in row.”
    The point here being that the dodgers in fact have a scheduled baseball game tonight at 10:00 eastern time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  166. Ron says:
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    Would you trade Holliday for Greinke?
    Would you trade Cespedes for Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  167. Danny says:
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    Just noticed A-Jax is DL’ed and Avisail Garcia is joining the big league club. I’m open to dropping Ike for the right move but not seeing it yet. Avisail this year in AAA has hit .432 in 8 games, but 14 of his 16 hits have been singles (1 hr, 1 2b). 10:1 K:BB, ew.

    This isn’t an actionable event eh? 12 team keeper.
    He’s such a big ass dude, but doesnt seem to have the power yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him…

  168. Tim says:
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    Wilhemsen or Paplebohn ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Papelbon

  169. Allan says:
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    Grey always a good read. I got a trade offer today. Guy in my league wants v-mart, a eaton, berkman, and gallardo and in return I get posey and scherzer. Am I giving up too much?

  170. Pager24 says:
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    is it worth picking up Moustackas(????) or V-Mart if I drop Ike?

  171. RedRox says:
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    AGon or Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  172. smegma says:
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    Drop Locke or Niese for Wheeler? (sorry for another Wheeler Q) 12 team H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  173. Ron says:
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    Samardjza or Greinke ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  174. costaricanchata says:
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    earlier , in the comments , you advocated trading yu darvish for matt kemp .
    you’d really trade a guy who has a shot at 300 K ‘s for a hitter recovering from shoulder issues ?
    when /who was the last pitcher to get 300 K ‘s in a season ?? (randy johnson ???) .

    also ,
    if you’re 85 years old and an original navy seal ,
    it’s socially acceptable to use the word “queer” ?
    i don’t get this “different rules for different folks” concept .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy can say and do as he likes… I’d trade a top pitcher for a top hitter, yeah…

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    The ad in the banner today says: “Blackhawk Plastic Surgery: Get the Breasts You’ve Always Wanted.” The internet is reading my mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s tailored for you…

  176. Allan says:
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    Got offered posey and scherzer for my v-mart, eaton, berkman, and gallardo. Giving up too much or worth it? Could really use some advice.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Allan: i like the posey side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey side

  177. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    paredes or avisail,filling in for werth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  178. EK says:
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    Medlen or Minor for H2H pts ROS?
    Would you trade either of them for Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor…Sure…

  179. thegreater says:
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    Have Darvish, Latos, Ryu, Maholm and Quintana. Lead 10 team 6×6 in all offensive stats and overall. Also have Greinke and Garza coming off DL.

    Who should I sump to make room for Grienke, and is Garza worth more than anyone else. I could dump Middlebrooks to make room too.

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Middlebrooks… Garza’s worth more than Quintana

  180. Matt says:
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    Trade Matt Harvey for Kinsler? Currently have a rotation of Prado, Jed Lowrie and Gyorko at 2B. My other pitchers are hamels, gio, greinke, shelby, lincecum, milone, anderson, kazmir and stashing beachy and wheeler. I’ve always viewed Kinsler as being slightly overrated but he’s off to a great start. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kinsler

  181. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    no matter what bauer’s final line ends up as today, he’s still having problems simply throwing strikes, only 40-36 stikes to balls so far. only 2 walks, but from those numbers it could be 4-5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  182. raul says:
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    Pedroia, Buchholtz, A.J. Burnett for Medlen, B.J. Upton, Howie Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia side

  183. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i have a soft spot in my heart for Ainkel but what are the mets thinking?hes a 200 hitter with 20-25 hr power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Mets stink of desperation…

  184. c0wfunk says:
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    After giving up on Beckett and niese, gallardo still struggling and morrow pretty shaky, I’m in need of some stability. I’ve got some extra speed so I’m thinking about offering up mclouth for ryu …

    Fair trade? Good move? Am I crazy thinking he’ll go for it? 12 team head to head category style

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ryu

  185. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Butler

    For

    Eaton and Hosmer

    What side is better in 6×6 league with OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  186. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yankees not good at hitting today. hard to believe with these lineups (2 games) they have been at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  187. Moose Out Front says:
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    “I call him Jon Get On Your Mothereffing Niese And Blow Me Because You Effin Suck. We’re done. I dropped him on Saturday. ”

    1. lulz
    2. glad to see this because I agrily hit the Niese drop button on Sunday
    3.
    4. How do you feel about Wade Miley vs Atl tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d avoid Miley tonight…

  188. RedRox says:
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    Would you trade Matt Moore for AGon, even with his neck issue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  189. Nico

    John Stamos says:
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    Grey, what are you thoughts on Rizzo as compared to Goldy going forward? I’m man-crushing hard on Goldy, so it’s hard for me to evaluate this without bias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Rizzo, but Goldy’s in another tier…

    • Gavin says:
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      @John Stamos: Goldy is 5-cat better.

  190. sanfran1966 says:
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    the Shark for C Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark

  191. The Dude says:
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    Which side?

    AuShizz+Josh Hamilton
    or
    CarGo+Matt Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AuShizz

  192. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League, (W=7, QS=5, L=-5, R=-1, Inn=1, K=1, BB=-.03, HA=-.01)

    Blanton vsKC (Mendoza) and vsCHW (Santiago)
    or
    Feldman vsNYM (Hefner)

    Steam-O-Nator loves Blanton this week, but I’m having trouble putting him in my line-up. Take the plunge or too much risk?

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      @Commish Cauda:

      Revision…pick 2 of 3

      Blanton vsKC (Mendoza) and vsCHW (Santiago)
      Feldman vsNYM (Hefner)
      Tillman vsSD (Cashman) and vsTB (Moore)

      Stream-O-Nator hates Tillman…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feldman…

  193. RedRox says:
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    Which side:
    Nolan Arenado+Matt Kemp
    or
    Felix Hernandez+Shelby Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, depends on needs though…

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    Masterson streamer over here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. No complaiing about that one!

        Guy in my league (my opponent this week, actually) is looking for a ‘difference-making’ RF. I have J-Up, he has Votto. Would you trade Upton for Votto?

        Steamer via Fangraphs projects Upton to outperform Votto in the counting stats for the rest of the season, if not AVG and OBP.

        Do you see Upton being better over the rest of the season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Upton…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, that’s my thought too.

            What about a choice betweenh Choo and his EE?

            I have Choo and he’s such an OBP monster and has a nice balance between power and speed…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like Choo a lot, in an OBP league I’d hold… It’s fair though…

    • Prezii says:
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      @SteveNZ: woahh STON failure! Thats a nice one! Hey man, your opponent have any low key OF? Lookin for a streamer! Watchya got STON?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Prezii: He got Carlos Gomez, which worries me. EE, Weeks and Wieters too.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      masterson a streamer option ?
      what kind of league ??

  195. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wish i saw it,
    Bauer didn’t seem to get hit hard until the 6th when he allowed 2 doubles. after the 4th he did keep the balls down (that’s what she said). don’t know how far the 4 flyouts would’ve been in hitters park. lot of popups (4). 5 groundouts. 4-2 k/bb. 2 ER. Best start i’ve seen. Don’t know if i’d rather have him or McAllister for stream purposes this weekend but will likely grab either or both since they’ll be at home vs SEA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Bauer in the rotation?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: according to espn’s schedule page he’s going again sun vs SEA. Originally it would’ve been McAllister on fri then jimenez, masterson/. They appear to like kluber more than mcallister. This isn’t just last few hours either as it’s the same as back at 7 am central. Bauer has appeared to take his spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems doubtful…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: you know sites that are more reliable for this stuff 5-7 days in advance? i don’t know how/why espn would post that on their own conjecture/guess. Only reason i noticed is that i need decent starts this week and just dropped mcallister for the Gausman wait. But McAllister wouldn’t be playing until friday anyway, except it seems now he isn’t and jimenez is. McAllister/Bauer or both at home against SEA doesn’t seem like bad streamers. I’m assuming within few hours they’ll be more news somewhere about this as i know the original story was “bauer up for doubleheader only”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know why Bauer would replace a guy that has pitched well… Bauer’s being shipped back to the minors…

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: it’s just espn f’ing with me, at least it’s days away.

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: yeah, mlb.com has mcallister going sat. i should just stop looking this stuff up on espn at all. most of the starters they claim for sun are simple TBD on mlb.com.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, I think they just have a program that takes a starter and plops them in every fifth day which works sometimes but not all the time…

  196. Grey: My Cs have sucked. Offered Mauer for Howard and Cashner. I have Tex on my bench and power has not been an issue for me. Do it? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  197. Gavin says:
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    I want to stash Beachy. These are my most expendable. Who would you drop? I’m leaning Prado. (5×5 Roto)

    Rutledge
    Prado
    Cain
    Willingham

    Hughes
    Jo-Fer
    Tazawa
    Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado

  198. Thurman says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h weekly matchup league… suddenly most of my pitching staff is looking pretty droppable. which of these have you given up on and which would you keep around for a little longer?

    milone
    niese
    estrada
    chacin
    cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin, Niese and Estrada are droppable…

  199. Carnac says:
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    1 for 8… Rough day for Brett Gardner.

    5 SB… Rough year for Gardner’s owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandy’s about to return and make it worse…

  200. RedRox says:
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    which side:
    Arenando for Shelby Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, it’s fair…

  201. SteveNZ says:
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    Booooo – Braun not playing today. *Sad trombone*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish Cano sat out today…

  202. ken plane says:
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    With Marte’s hot start and sure to regress, how would a trade for Greinke look.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Greinke…

  203. Carnac says:
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    My team has so many disappointing players I was telling people I was at “peak papasmurf.” But since it’s extended for such a long period of time, I think I’ve reached The Full Carnac.

    “What’s underneath that cape?” “BJ, Ike, and Kemp’s pre-season projections and whole lot of self-loathing.”

    • Carnac says:
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      @Carnac: “Is that Brett Gardner under there, too?” “Yup! He’s sitting between Josh Willingham and Alex Avila!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Just think how good your team’s gonna look in June (or July, maybe August?)!

  204. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Looks like AJ is nursing a Hammy for a few weeks, who would you replace him with in an OBP league?

    Loney
    Raburn
    Kelly Johnson
    Wells
    Crisp
    Hunter
    Pagan
    Chris Carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp

  205. Hondo says:
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    I traded Harvey for Price,since I usually go deep in the playoffs and figured that 200 IP’s and ~ 200 K’s outweighed a possible early shutdown for Harvey since the Mets suck,plus maybe a fatigue issue with Harvey when his IP’s get up there.I know you originally had him down for 188 IP’s,but I felt the safer route was Price.

    Concur or am I still an idiot?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:
      Oh- 12 team H2H,21 man roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Concur…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:
        I assume you meant the idiot part.LOL.Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… No problem…

  206. Pope says:
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    Grey,
    A guy looks like he’s willing to deal Kinsler. Give Matt Cain for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  207. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    Should I take Swiggy and Morse for Wright and Harvey? It will leave me with just Kershaw, Sale and Anibal Sanchez as SPs in the RCL.

    • Public Enemy#1 says:
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      @Public Enemy#1: New offer, now I’m looking at getting Swiggy, Craig and Dempster for Wright, Ethier and Harvey. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  208. Goose says:
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    Hey Grey -

    Just traded Bruce for Wainwright. I’m last in HRs but also last in ERA/WHIP, and generally don’t like giving up a bat for an arm.

    But brucely, Bruce is K’ing like crazy (30% this year vs. 23% career) and has a crazy-high BABIP (.365), but he’s still only hitting .250 and just 3 homers. So he’s even been a bit lucky so far. I’m thinking he could be heading for more of a .230/25 year than a .260/30 one… Meanwhile Wainwright looks positively Cy-ish.

    Anyhoo – that’s my thought. Are you thumbs upski or downski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d go upski for you…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Word upski – thx!

  209. Fish says:
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    So I got countered in my keeper league (my) Matt Kemp for his Manny Machado. Is it me, or does it seem a little premature to vault him into that tier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit premature

  210. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    from reading above it looks like I caught me a case of the Carnac’s, went from 6th to 12th this weak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shizz is contagious

    • Carnac says:
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      @Grey: I’ll assume the exclamation point denotes sarcasm.@Jack Full of Hate: “And, for my next trick, I’ll turn Reynolds and Gardner’s doubleheader into 1 for 13 with 1 Run!”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hmm… Maybe… There’s always September!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Grey: the only September I’ll have is the Earth, Wind and Fire song….for that team

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That is a great song… Will listen now and pray for Carnac…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: I’d say throw a little love my way too, but my other RCL’s are kicking ass. On the other hand the real Kid A is in first and the 12th place league, so pray, please pray

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Okay, I’ll give you some love…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: just a pinch

            • Carnac says:
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              @Grey: Following the success of Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, I’m in talks with the Coen brothers to sell my story of a turban-wearing guy who was caught breaking into underperforming baseball players houses with a syringe of cortisone.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Carnac: make it HGH, and have it put in their food delivery service

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I like that you’re doing something illegal but not going as far as steroids… You’re a considerate burglar…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: I say make him creepy and demented

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HGH his Omaha Steaks, never know…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: oh, wait are we talking about the real Carnac or the screen adaptation of the Turbin Bandit?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Turbin Bandit will be a screen adaption of Carnac…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: it won’t get made, they will think putting a man in a turban and having him do something questionable is insensitive…..but all the crimianls can have neck tatoos and that is OK

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Hollywood, stop giving neck tattoos a bad name….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Carnac: my best player is Panda and my worst is BJ followed by Giancarlo, it’s time to grab the harmonica and go be sad

  211. Pope says:
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    Ok, no go on Kinsler for Cain. I’m hoping to deal Desmond/Cain for Kinsler/Granderson. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  212. Mariner Mike says:
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    Grey, got high last night lost all confidence Tulo would stay healthy this year so traded him for Kershaw. What think bad move or will sun keep shining? Also have Butler and Smarja and been highly dissapointed. Should consider trade or show a minor amount of patience?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is fine, could go either way or be a wash… Show patience young samurai…

      • Mariner Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Grey!

  213. Joel says:
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    Grey: I’ve been offered Desmond jennings and Garrett Jones for my Josh hamilton. 12 team, 6×6, H2H league. What do you think?? THX!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  214. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    This morning I started with Sandoval. Traded him for Pedroia. Then moved Dustin for J. Up. I think I did very well. Concur?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: Aye. Must be a Boston fan in that league ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  215. Champsok1 says:
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    Your column is awesome! Long time reader & first timer writer. have enjoyed your commentary immensely! FInally a writer I’d love to buy a beer or a few! I’d be thrilled with a little advice. I belong to a 12 team Y-Hoo league with two keepers per year. they are determined by draft position from previous year with 10th round and after receiving a 10 round pick. The following year if you kep the same player he moves up two positions. For instance this year I was probably the best int he draft as I was able to keep Mike Trout & Yoenis Cespedes as my #10 and #9 pick. next year they will cost me my #8 & 7th pick. The longest we can hold a keeper is 5 years. So I have them locked up for this year and the next 4 if I so choose. Hard time seeing that change unless something happens but always open to great advice.
    This has been an incredibly competitive league and msot managers have been in it for our 11th year now!
    My team is
    C- Rosario
    1B- Pujhols
    2B-Utley ( Whom everyone made fun of me for wiating and picking up in 11th Round)
    3B- M. Carpenter( Also has 1b.2b. 3b & Rf eligibility in Y hoo leagues)
    SS- Lowrie ( jsut attained in trade straight up for B Craw I think i did ok on that one)
    Lf- Cespedes
    Cf- Trout
    Rf- Justin Upton
    Util- Lf Marte
    Bench- Ryan, Howard, & Ozuna
    Pitchers- Staters-
    Sabathia, Hamels, Kurado, Cingrani, recently picked up Santiago & Tillman,
    Releivers- Papelbon, Betancourt, Valverde & Holland
    DL- I have Jed Weaver on my Dl currently
    Here are my following questions if you have time.
    on the Waiver wire someone just dropped Gallardo- he is available for immediate pick up and no one has picked him up yet. Surprised someone dropped him, but that manager is known for having little patience, however, no one else has picked him up.yet. Granted it has only been since midnite last night. Would you grab him and who would you drop or stay with who I have? I am assuming others just haven’t noticed yet? or maybe they dont want him either.
    Also I will have to allow Weaver back in in a couple of weeks off Dl, who would you drop as well. So possibly two drops if I grabbed Gallardo.

    Also available on waiver wire are the following….
    Morse, Dunn, Vaciendo, bonafacio, Simmons, Drew, Arcia, Joyce, D. Brown, Gyorko, Paredes, and Young Pitchers- Wheeler,Gausman, K Rod & Villneuva.

    What advice would you give me on Gallardo & any other moves that woudl help strengthen my team. Thanks for taking the time . Much appreciated & what type of beer will I be buying you?
    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! Tillman and Ozuna for Gallardo and Weaver… Would hold for now elsewhere…

      • Champsok1 says:
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        Thanks for the quick reply. I could drop ozuna tonight and still make use of Tillman this week and wait on Weaver being activated. Im still puzzled at why someone would drop Gallardo…doesnt he usually start slow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works… Gallrado’s velocity is off and he’s not K’ing people… I’d be careful with him, but I would pick him up…

          • Champsok1 says:
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            Thanks, I pulled the trigger on Gallardo & dropped Ozuno. He woudl have only gotten playing time when starters were off anyway. I appreciate the feedback but you left out one very important answer…. “If I ever get to buy you a beer (or 5) what is your beverage of choice?”my friend?
            Thanks,
            Champs

            @Grey:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Strawberry Daiquiris…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Champsok1: I like Simmons long term over Lowrie, I would drop Ozuna for him

  216. goodfold2 says:
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    braun’s neck problems are back. so now i got 2 guys with lingering neck problems, him and a-gon.

  217. goodfold2 says:
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    grilli apparently walked away from team facilities today. i hope he doesn’t know something burnett doesn’t know about his chances at a win tonight.
    Melancon:”bubby, the things i know that you don’t know…..”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    What just happened to Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ran into Paredes… Looked like he got the wind knocked out of him…

    • Carnac says:
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      @SteveNZ: Watched the replay… didn’t look too bad. I assume he was just removed for precautionary reasons.

  219. South Philly Shark says:
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    You still answering questions man?

    I give: Gordon, segura, Bucholz

    I get: Cargo, Tim Hudson

    I still have starlin at SS after this trade. You like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  220. goodfold2 says:
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    burnett and sanchez really aren’t good at stopping basestealers, they’ve allowed 5 total in less than 3 innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Throws to 2nd from their catchers are hideous…

  221. Charles says:
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    If Altuve is hurt bad, who do you like as a replacement at 2B/SS?

    Ks and OBP (no AVG) are cats.

    Scutaro
    Alexei
    Gordon
    Grigorius
    Drew
    Murphy
    Walker
    Bonifacio

    • Carnac says:
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      @Charles: It didn’t look bad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi…He didn’t look hurt bad…

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, my RCL team has a no-hitter going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming the bad kind…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Correct.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Still going.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 0/12…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 0/14

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 0/16

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Goldy breaks it up!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Au Shizz!

        • Carnac says:
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          @SteveNZ: I’m 2/28 today.

  223. S cott says:
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    Who do you like better rest of season: Gardener, Parra, or De Aza?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  224. Wake Up says:
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    VMART to Cust Service desk…paging VMART!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tied up in men’s apparel…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: how did the smoked chickens turn out?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Really nice thanks. Smoke @ 230 til it reaches 180…Mama Wake was happy so…so was I.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: How did Mama Full of Hate enjoy the surf and turf?

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Wake Up: she never likes anything that she eats, so it was the usual, but everyone else loved it, the grilled stuffed jalapenos were really good

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Are you still rolling out VMart @ C?

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Wake Up: And how was that rest? what’d you get?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Solid… Got a bunch of hipsterish food… Braised this, fancy that…

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Grey: I did notice the umlaut…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s how I roll… The o in roll has an umlaut too…

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Grey: that’s so European of you…so cool…but it doesn’t matter….hey nice capris…I mean they’re alright…I don’t care…like my beard? I don’t…really…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I wear capris to show my ankles… Just not around Altuve…

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @Grey: not anymore anyway…so that’s what happened with this jaw thing…what do got down there chromed-plated ankles?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A’la Shirley Bassey, Gold…ankles…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would continue to roll him out, but I don’t know your options…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: No…I’m Popeil’n…I thought you had him too?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think we got him in any leagues…

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @Wake Up: you should have mentioned that Beth O has a cameo in Flirting with Disaster

  225. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody “courageous” enough to put norris in det got what they deserved just now.
    now let’s just get those cardinals a lead so my 2 teamer comes off.

  226. SteveNZ says:
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    It’s about time Estrada gave up an inopportune home run.

    (To Pedro Alvarez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Thankfully since I dropped him…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah, just the usual swinging strikeout.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not good news for Altuve, btw…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, a subluxation of the jaw, or somesuch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, you were saying he should… Damn, misread it… I agree, give up some long balls, Estrada…

  227. goodfold2 says:
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    segura has now effectively gotten 3 straight doubles on 2 infield hits and another single due to pit catcher not being able to at all stop him or aoki and gomez from running to 2nd or 3rd. this sucks for burnett.

  228. TheNewGuy says:
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    Holy fucking shizz, Segura 3/3 with 3 steals allready…and we’re only in the 5th!

    This kids rapidly becoming one of my favourite players.

    Can we now get a piece on him, pretty please?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: whats the record on steals in a game, anyone know?

      • Dave says:
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        I feel like Crawford tied the record with 6 SB’s his last year in Tampa, but I could be wrong on that

  229. Nick M. says:
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    Been offered his Billy Butler and Ben Zobrist for my Desmond Jennings and my Jed Lowrie in a 12-team H2H 5×5 categories league. I will only have Crawford and J.Upton (and some from Zobrist) left for steals, but it seems like a deal I have to take? AGonz is my only other 1B right now, and it is Yahoo! so I’d be able to slide him in to the OF if need be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Butler…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s no Kendrick Lamarr…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: definitely not, but entertaining none the less

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: is that for crotchety old people or crotchety old people rappin

  230. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is Beachy worth holding onto? I have Cuddyear on the DL too and only one spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if you have to pick someone up…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: not really, I can grab Doumit till Perez somes around or a bunch of Meh! pitchers like Hughes, Ubaldo, Kazmir,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: thats what my gut says, but my gut doesn’t have a mustache, so a second opinion is always appreciated

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s my hairway to heaven…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: HA!

  231. Jason says:
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    Which side of this deal do you like? Thanks!

    Ryan Zimmerman and Homer Bailey
    for
    David Price and Martin Prado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  232. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey grey i have two deals on the table. which do you prefer? Thanks
    A : Trade Corbin/Lowrie get Andrus
    B : Trade Corbin/Tavares get Asdrubal
    12 team keeper league

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      both seem fair, are they particularly close? also would be replacing Corbin with a Wheeler stash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither really, but A if you need steals…

  233. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Keeper league h2h where you keep 8 players. Been offered Travis wood and Ian Desmond for hamels. I am starting Espinosa and SS and he’s driving me nuts. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it…

  234. TheNewGuy says:
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    Wheeler, D-Hern, Jansen, Cashner. Whos the odd man out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  235. Matt says:
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    16 team dynasty-I was offered Jose Reyes for starlin Marte

    I like Marte but have kemp, jones, and Braun on my OF. Is Reyes fair value? I worry about a speed guy coming off a leg injury…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do that…

  236. TOFU STRANGLER says:
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    ALTUVE REPLACEMENT?

    Lowrie, Boneface, Rutledge,Weeks , Walker, Espinosa, Gyorko, Scutaro

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    Across 4 teams, I have 3 hits, TOTAL.

    • Huge Caulk says:
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      @SteveNZ:
      1 team, own Aoki and Segura: 5 hits, 2 runs, 3RBI, and 5 SB in a H2H. But last Sunday my team I had 11 hits out of 40 and got 1 run, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 STL…go figga

  238. henncoop says:
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    I am being offered Hamilton & Chancin for J Upton. I do not need the SP (mine are better for sure) . He has Overbay @ 1B & Freeman @ CI so I think you could use some help there.
    If I even want Hamilton (not a huge fan) …is there a solid chance he turns it around or should I set tight with J Up who is also slumping a bit lately?
    I was considering offering Ike Davis (I am loaded there with Votto, Goldy, & Rizzo) & J Up for Hamilton & perhaps a SP like Guthrie, Iwakuma, or T Wood or a RP like Joe Smith or S Marshall. This would allow me to ditch I. Davis for someone & make it a 2 for 2 trade BUT of course the heart of the matter is would I swap J UP for Hamilton??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trade…

      • henncoop says:
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        Thanks Grey …just was not sure about Hamilton. I did not want to rule out a buy low opportunity just because I was not a Hamilton fan

  239. Dan says:
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    Rank ROS: Tim Lincecum, Paul Maholm, Zach Wheeler, Jeremy Guthrie, Jeremy Hellickson. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm, Lincecum, Guthrie…

  240. Nico says:
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    Would you drop Kendrys Morales or Jaime Garcia for Kyle Kendrick or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  241. LadyScorpio says:
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    Thanks for your reply to my 1st question. I have since been offered a 2nd trade offer. Fielder and VMart for Hamilton and Greinke. In a 6×6, 12 team H2H league in 5th place with the following squad:

    C – Doumit
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Gyorko
    SS – Castro
    3B – Machado
    U – Segura
    OF – Braun, Hamilton, Holliday
    BN – Saunders, Ichiro, Gardner & Teixeira (DL)
    SP – Price, Greinke (DL), Iwakuma, Miller, Cashner, Kendrick, Detwiler & Wheeler
    RP – Nathan, Palebon & Romo

    Would you do this trade? Pleass advise.

    Thank you,
    LadyScorpio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do it…

  242. Wake Up says:
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    It took some diggin and hackin….but I finally found that pic of Mama Davis……she had one foot on home plate and one foot in the on-deck circle…not only was I not disappointed….but let’s just say it was well Werth it… in a Reddick kinda way….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  243. Huge Caulk says:
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    Wei Yen Chen likely going to DL:
    1) is Chen droppable?
    2) if so, is McCarthy a worthy replacement?

    Thanks again for your advice/rankings on Segura and Aoki. A combined 4$ investment, both afterthoughts in my draft… 5 SBs tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Prefer not to 2) He’s okay, not exactly giving me options…

  244. goodfold2 says:
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    4 of the 9 runs against santiago/burnett are now unearned. in that league I start week down 2 losses. Mchenry is truely terrible catcher. another team is 0-15 goddamn ramirez/rutledge/cutch/j.up(only 0-1)/avila. But wait someone just showed up to light the way. GOLDY,yeah this is the best 1-16 i’ve ever had.
    at least i’m winning money with stl/det.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  245. Dan says:
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    Please rank ROS: Segura, Kipnis, Asdrubal Cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal, Segura

  246. Dan says:
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    Would you trade Kipnis and Dread Pirate for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  247. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what do you think of Dirks….would you rather have him or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dirks

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: thank you and your hairway to heaven, you are basically running my 12th place team at this point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, that’s not a great sign…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it’s not ideal, not that you’re not capable, but I am grabbing ankles prison style at this point

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll save your life… Or at least help your fantasy teams…

  248. Zoltan says:
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    Hey Grey, what do you think about a scherzer for cain swap? How do you feel about cain going forward? I know they were both somewhat close in your rankings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Scherzer

      • Zoltan says:
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        @Grey: So whats your opinion on Cain for the rest of the year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He should bounce back…

  249. SteveNZ says:
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    Rutledge. On the road. Even walked before, too.

    We’re good again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  250. SteveNZ says:
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    Arrrggghhh. Sonavabenched by Chris Johnson. Forgot to check that lineup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s poking his tongue out at me now.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: @SteveNZ: he’s destroying me in a 10 team league, only in due to it being a slow day.

  251. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in a 10 team h2h should santiago be held now after his mediocre start (3 unearned runs, k per inning still) or pick up
    Locke (beating his periperals into the ground, regression monster’s right around corner)
    cashner (against good offense on road, bad k/bb lately)
    tillman
    Kazmir
    de la rosa
    fausto carmona incognito
    or just stash wheeler or if news says so, gausman

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: sorry, i meant only 3 earned runs, the rest weren’t.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: this team for some reason has a serious dearth of steals. it’s starters are
          wright
          a-jax (but the draft was after 3rd week, so few steals as he dealt with what we today find out is a hamstring issue)
          braun (few steals)
          machado (other than wright the most on team)
          headley
          choo
          I’m seriously tempted in a spot like i’m in with 11 starters including santiago to turn one of them (either milone,santiago or miley) into a steals or streamer spot. pierre would likely win me steals even if i played him half of the time. It’d be real neat if dyson played every day huh,same story with him.
          In that same league, espinosa comes up with bases loaded, 1 out and you know the answer as to how many rbi’s he got right there, awful jackass!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I’d lose Miley and stream, I take you missed on the Gordon call up?

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: i got him in the 16 team league, where it looked as if i needed him more. the league i mentioned i have guys who’re supposed to be more than just sagnof’s like rollins/wright/headley/choo/machado/braun/a-jax/victorino(recently picked up)/hill from waivers DL’ed currently, but a large majority of these guys haven’t been stealing yet for me such as a-jax/braun/rollins. Yeah, Miley was benched today but sweet jesus he’s getting progressively worse. Like Niese who i also have in that league, but he’s also benched till he shows up healthy and not sucking bags of smelly appendages.

  252. Charlie says:
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    Anyone know why Beckett was pulled in the 3rd inning?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Charlie: because he is old and sucks

      • Charlie says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I was expecting this answer, but he gave up 4 runs, only 2 earned, in 3 innings with 5 strikeouts. It seems silly to tax your bullpen without giving him a shot to go longer.

      • Frank Grimes says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I told my doctor I would like to stop aging He gave me gun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure…

  253. Matt says:
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    Joey Bats, a gordon or grandy for Machado in keeper fair? stuck with mous and prado at 3b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a lot…

  254. SteveNZ says:
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    Moustakas is such a tease.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: A ticker tease!

  255. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    damn steve, you really make me want to play points based head 2 head…..I’m really starting to envy your daily crazy(thats a good thing)

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Heh. Don’t play points based, just number of categories won. Nice and simple…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @SteveNZ: aw ha, I have played cats before, the podcast with Tehol made me curious in points based H2H

        • Frank Grimes says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: points is so frustrating much more luck involved but nights like tonight with JUp ZimX2 and au shizz it’s the best

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Frank Grimes: the playoffs in head 2 head cats is all luck, I think points can be more strategy, but it’s a lot to analyze

  256. ROLFAMLO says:
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    grey whats up your ass lately?

    not mean, just curious

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d guess anal beads but it might be a gerbil.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamsters

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you’re so Hollywood….good guess Sky

  257. jason batteiger says:
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    everybody ready for the candle light vigil for upton to get a cycle?

  258. EG says:
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    My team in a H2H Yahoo 12-team 5×5:

    C Miguel Montero
    1B Albert Pujols
    2B Josh Rutledge
    3B Adrian Beltre
    SS Jean Segura
    OF Jose Bautista
    OF Alex Gordon
    OF Torii Hunter
    Util Vernon Wells
    BN Ike Davis
    BN Jose Reyes

    SP Tommy Milone
    SP Phil Hughes
    SP R.A. Dickey
    SP Bud Norris
    SP Shelby Miller
    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu
    SP Felix Doubront
    SP Jason Vargas
    RP Glen Perkins
    RP Kevin Gregg
    DL Zack Greinke

    I have an offer on the table of his Posey and Jennings in return for my Bautista and Montero… I am thinking about countering with Bautista and Shelby Miller to get back Posey and Hamilton.

    Do you like the current offer, my proposal or neither? Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the original better than your proposal…

  259. SteveNZ says:
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    In case Braun misses extended timew, need a guy I can slot into the util spot. 14 team h2h, AVG and OBP…

    Lind
    Arcia
    Carter
    Ruggiano
    Brown
    Moreland
    Ozuna
    Dirks

    I’m leaning Arcia or a recently-hot Lind…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Chur.

  260. Frank Grimes says:
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    Harper faceplant into scoreboard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh-oh

  261. Silky says:
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    Pagan or Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  262. OaktownSteve says:
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    Lede has to be Big Ups destroying the Kevin Towers. How’s it taste Kirk Gibson?

    AJ Griff looked good tonight, Albright. Been the A’s best starter. Throws the slowest non-knuckleball pitch in MLB. Big lollypop curve comes in at 68. Speeds up his fastball, changes the eye level.

    Cespedes left the game after hitting a homer. Didn’t hear why.

    • Frank Grimes says:
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      @OaktownSteve: stomach illness they said

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Frank Grimes:

        Just watched the post game. He looked green. And gold.

        • Frank Grimes says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I told my dentist my teeth are turning yellow he told me to wear a brown tie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All the A’s starters look good at home, I’m more concerned with them away…

  263. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Moustakas. Jesus.

  264. SteveNZ says:
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    Hochevar going for the save…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Got it!

  265. The badger says:
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    ROS do you prefer M Saunders or B Gardner? Runs and Steals the goal

    Chur chur

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  266. Derrick says:
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    Mujica for Carl Crawford. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  267. Bosmosis says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great work, as always. I have a general strategy question concerning closers and I’m curious to know what you think. You have 3 closers, and want to start 2 in a weekly league. Two of them are playing each other for 4 games. Do you start them, or pick one and start the other guy?

    Part of me figures like this. Of the two who play each other, one of the teams HAS to win (though not necessarily by 3 runs or fewer), and if you pick only one you can’t be sure to pick the right one. On the other hand, by playing one of them plus the third closer, you allow yourself a higher ceiling fro total saves for the week.

    What do you do in those cases? (If it helps, the three closers are Valverde, Perkins, and Henderson). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d start Valverde and Henderson in that example because the Tigers should get more save opps and Henderson has been great… Generally, I’d start the two going against each other…one of them should get the saves… Pray for close games…

  268. henncoop says:
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    Lots of SPs going to day over my 3 teams.
    I assume Peavey @ Min & Bailey @ Mia are no brainers
    Guthrie @ LAA & Moore vs Bos look tasty as well

    So that leaves Haren @ LAD, Cashner @ Balt, Holland @ Oak?? Leaning towards everyone but possibly Cashner? What say you Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone but Cashner

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