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I put a poster of David DeJesus up on my bedroom wall.  Cougs said to me, “Grey, why do we have a picture of David DeJesus on our bedroom wall?”  She was right.  It was silly to put DeJesus up on my wall.  So I cut out his face, cut out his lips, cut out his eyes and taped it around her face with masking tape, so she could see and talk to me through DeJesus.  Then I asked my religious poster-ography if it could please leave my sweet, sweet upside pitchers alone.   DeJesus said back to me, “Yes, can you please untape this thing from my head now?”  DeJesus spoke to me!  Too bad I didn’t do this prior to Yordano Ventura going out and getting rocked (2 2/3 IP, 5 ER) and then complaining after the game of elbow discomfort.  Dah!  As we know by now, no pitchers get away with elbow discomfort without a DL stint.  The MRI will either lead him to a 15-day DL stint or a 12-18 month one.  Lowercase yay.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-4 and his 6th steal.  Cain…Sugar!  Get higher, baby!  Get higher, baby!  Get higher, baby!  And don’t ever come down!

George Springer – 4-for-4, 5 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  A lot of good has come of Springer’s emergence for the Astros, but the one drawback is now Barbara Bush needs to learn all this new shorthand when keeping score at Astro games like a double, an RBI and a homer.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4.  Said he’s done switch-hitting.  GLAAD could not be reached for comment.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  On the fo’really, he hasn’t done a whole lot, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets hot at some point.  Maybe that point is now.  Yes, I’m kinda saying that because Arenado left a giant hole at my corner infidel spot, and I need something.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal.  He’s seven for his last sixteen with two steals, 3 RBIs and five runs as he’s been back in the two-hole since this weekend.  Hmm… Been a whole lot easier since the Prince left town!  Been a whole lot happier without that face around!  I hope them Hostess cupcakes are gonna make you cough!  Hope you read this blurb and it pissed you off!  Yes, that was a Spin Doctors mash-up.

Nick Tepesch – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Hmm, maybe I should temper the Tepesch/Passover jokes and actually look at him for fantasy.  Eh, no shanks!

Jose Abreu – Took grounders, played catch and hit off a tee.  Though, he wasn’t able to win a giant plush SpongeBob.

Scott Downs – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  This wasn’t a stereotypical save because he came into the 8th inning in a save situation but it was a four run lead, and it remained that way into the ninth.  That’s not to say Belisario is safe, after all his nickname is Very-sorry-yo, but I’d continue to hold Belisario and Webb, in that order.

Conor Gillaspie – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting around .350 in the last week, and — God, this is sad to say — I actually filled in for Arenado with Gillaspie in one league.  *goes to shake fist at sky, doesn’t feel like going outside, shakes fist at picture of Razzball contributor, Sky*

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Exactly a week ago I said, “Rather than a hot schmotato, I’m beginning to think now we can set our clock to Viciedo homering again in a week, assuming we have a clock that has a day hand and a homer hand.”  Prescient ain’t just a word you need Dictionary.com to define!

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He’s a streamer and yesterday he was against Cleveland, so hehe.  He does have a nice next matchup, per the Stream-o-Nator.

Carlos Santana – Missed yesterday because he could be dealing with a concussion.  He should’ve never been catching, or messing with that black magic woman.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 8th steal.  All he does is fill up the stat line!  Which better be enough for you.  You greedy, yo!

Mark Teixeira – Scratched due to a stiff wrist.  WebMD says it’s Legionnaires’ disease, but it’s prolly a day-to-day wrist thing.

Carlos Beltran – Took dry swings and said, “I feel good,” then did a James Brown split and felt less good.

Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA is at 2.67.  His peripherals are as pretty as you thought they would be (9+ K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.17 xFIP) back in March.  Can we teleconference Danny Salazar, Gerrit Cole and Tony Cingrani into this blurb?

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  21 to go!

Casey McGehee – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .286 on the year and 7th best RBI total in NL with 31.  With the success of McGehee, more players might go to Japan to jump start their careers.  From very-cacki to teriyaki to teri-riffic!

Nate Eovaldi – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Florida’s Captain EO providing you with real-life thrills without the depressing memories of vitiligo and a sham marriage to Priscilla Presley.

Ryan Zimmerman – Progressing to swinging and throwing.  That’s good, since, ya know, he is a baseball player.  Bravo, Zimmerman.  If only ‘bravo’ had the same effect on you as Bert Cooper.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer in his 2nd game back.  That didn’t take long.  Definitely would own if you were struggling with the loss of Fielder or Arenado or Votto or you name ‘em.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  George Hamilton and Ricardo Montalban’s love child has a 3.47 ERA, but pretty lousy Ks and xFIP, making him more of a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

Cliff Lee – Not ready to throw yet, and there’s no timetable for his return from his sore arm, i.e., The Adverb’s got dangling claws.

Kyle Kendrick – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  With four walks to two Ks, he shows why he’s about as appealing as what his last name sounds like, an anatomically correct Ken doll.

Ryan Howard – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Howard tore through the ball yesterday after hearing Walt Weiss repeatedly move his center fielder back.  That one is for you Rosa Parks.

Chase Utley – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Phillies should take a DeLorean to every game.

Ben Revere – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Hasn’t stolen much recently, but he is hitting .400 in the last week, and the steals could come in bunches.  Hot schmotato!

Brandon McCarthy – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Tyson Ross (5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks).  In a battle that was billed as “low scoring” and ended “”Ugh, why wasn’t this low scoring?”

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer in the last 4 games.  In good conscience, I can’t tell anyone outside of NL-Only leagues that he’s worth picking up.  Or in good conscious, I think they both work.

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam & legs.  EverCab making owners sing that late 90’s song, “Middle Infielder of Mine.”

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Damn, I dropped him early in the day yesterday.  Oh, well, bombs voyage!

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.86.  Where’s the emoticon for a middle finger?

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and Brandon Moss 1-for-4 also hit his 12th homer.  Anagrammed out Donaldson and Moss are the Dos Almond Sons.  Not quite as catchy as the Bash Brothers, but sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you feel like two.

Kyle Blanks – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 1st homer.  Not much here to see yet in mixed leagues, but for AL-Only he has power and in those leagues you’re just filling in the Blanks.

Derek Norris – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, as he hits .316.  Has cooled off dramatically since April when he hit .386, but at least he’s been better than Ricky Gervais’s show, Derek.  What a mess that is.

Tommy Milone – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His home ERA is below 1.35, his road ERA is 5.80.  In other words, he’s a homeschooling MediOAKer.

Erik Bedard – 4 IP, 7 ER.  Memorial Day in Toronto was not kind to Bedard.  Or as Canadians called it, Monday.

Desmond Jennings – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, that’s to go along with his 11 steals.  He’s on pace for around a 15/30 season, though he is batting in the .240’s.  That’s shabby chic.

David DeJesus – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I wonder if that was really him or Cougs wearing my poster face.

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Can someone check to make sure the fences in Rogers Centre are meters and not centimeters?

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .322, and, more remarkably, is the best hitting M. Cabrera.

A.J. Ellis – Hit the DL after hurting his ankle in Beckett’s no-hitter celebration.  The reminds me of the time I won the New Jersey state Connect Four championship and my buddy Pickles started hyperventilating without his inhaler.  He was fine, but it sorta bummed out my celebration.

Hanley Ramirez – Missed Monday and seems headed to the DL, but this season it feels like I could say that about any player and I have an 80% chance of being right.

Matt Kemp – Sat out his 4th straight day.  Mattingly built a dog house for Puig, but since he’s hitting, he just hates to see it go to waste.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He had a perfect game going into the 8th inning, which had Elias Sports Bureau scrambling for the last back-to-back no-hitter for a team, which was the Cleveland Spiders vs. the Hoboken Arachnophobes, but that was an unfair matchup obviously.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.06.  Where’s the magic, Ervin?!  He hasn’t pitched a whole lot worse than two weeks ago when his ERA was 2.76.  If you can get him on the cheap, this could be a solid buying opportunity.  Or po’tunity, if you’re in a rush.

Chris Johnson – 2-for-5, a day after a two-hit game and a homer.  Wouldn’t expect much from him in the power department, but he could hit for a lot higher average than his current .268.  Plus, if you scream his name real fast, it will make you should like an old man in a urinal who can’t urinate.

Clay Buchholz – 3 IP, 6 ER.  Red Sox said he could get bumped from the rotation.  Since he has a 7.02 ERA, I say what the hell is taking so long?  Rubby de la Rosa could replace him in the rotation, which also would make him the player with the most porn star-sounding name in the majors.

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Big Papi has been outspoken with the media about how he doesn’t like how he has no protection in the lineup.  Um, Jackie Bradley Jr. walked three times in one game and Grady Sizemore has taken some of the sexiest selfies.  Papi’s way off here.

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 2 runs and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I actually picked him up to fill in for Arenado in one league.  I will now laugh hysterically on the 405 until I am committed.

Noah Syndergaard – Hit the Triple-A DL with an injury to his elbow.  They should just throw a shirt on Mr. Met that reads, “We can’t have anything nice.”

Jacob deGrom – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks vs. Brandon Cumpton (6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K).  This was a rematch of deGrom vs. Cumpton that saw Cumpton win the first time.  Not a major league game rematch, that matchup was of British flavorless shortbread cookies.  As anyone that has followed this in the British tabloids, The Queen Mum likes deGrom, but Cumpton sounds like Compton and is loved in Brixton.  F0r fantasy, I wouldn’t touch either outside of NL-Only leagues.

Jose Valverde – 2/3 IP, 4 ER and released by the Mets after the game.  Not sure what they were expecting from a guy nicknamed Poopie Grande.  A small poopie?  That would just be unfair to him and the verisimilitude of his nickname.

Dave Hudgens – Mets also fired their hitting coach because they can’t fire the guy that built Metco and Sandy Alderson won’t fire himself.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  What a Duda day!

Gaby Sanchez – 2-for-2, 2 rund, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer as he replaced Ike Davis mid-game.  Too bad, the Mets fans were enjoying seeing Ike do squat and step in the bucket for another team.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save as Jason Grilli worked, um, Friday.   How is the Pirates coaching staff tying their shoes while wearing those kid gloves?  Obviously, I’d continue to hold Melancon, until Grilli goes on back-to-back days.

Josh Hamilton – Diagnosed with a bone bruise on his surgically-repaired thumb and hopes to take batting practice on Wednesday.  I have a feeling that this is going to be an ongoing issue for him all year.  Call it mustache intuition.

Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  You never know what you’re gonna get out of Skaggs — a 7 IP, 2 ER game or a 7 IP, 5 ER game — and yesterday you got both if you count his three unearned runs.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal, hitting .332 on the year with two homers.  Did he switch bodies with Fred Savage?

James Jones – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th steal.  Has a hit in nine of his last ten games with three steals over that time.  SAGNOF Mike just went over his James Jones fantasy.  I concur.  Or concurr, if Mystikal is reading.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs), 10 Ks.  Nice step in the right direction from what Alphabet Soup was doing that made me list him as a Sell last week, but his Ks are still low and his ERA (1.68) is still absurd for the pitcher that he is, so regression will still be his.

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I’ve had an iCal reminder set for me since the end of April to pick up Schierholtz as soon as he hit his first homer.  So yesterday I was like, “Siri, pick up Schierholtz.”  And she was like, “There are three stores in your area that sell sheer pantyhose.”

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Since I told you to Buy him, he has a .364 average with 5 homers in 33 ABs.  Looks like Sandstraightline can hit as well as Sandoval.

Jim Henderson – Had a setback with his shoulder.  K-Rod will continue to handle save opportunities and any teammates’ beef with their stepfathers, even though K-Rod hasn’t looked nearly as good recently (since I traded him to Tehol), giving up two earned runs and blowing his 2nd save yesterday.

Khris Davis – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and his third homer in the last week and hitting over .300 in that time.  And that’s all I needed to see.  I’ve now picked him up in all leagues where he was available.  Hopefully he channels his namelganger and goes on a tear.

Jonathon Schoop – 3-for-5 and two solo homers (4, 5).  He’s still only hitting .228 and has been sporadic with fantasy value.  I’m kinda hoping he stays sporadic so I can highlight him next year for a sleeper.  Josh Rutledge and Brad Miller who?!  Middle infielders that you were crazy about the last two years that failed miserably.  I was being facetious, Random Italicized Voice.  I never watched that Keri Russell show.  Facetious, not Felicity!

J.J. Hardy – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .304 with zero homers on the year.  I got a Hardy mystery.  When did he become Yunel Escobar?

Chris Tillman – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Hey, it didn’t work out, but if you’re holding onto him, you’re doing damage to your team for no reason.  His upside isn’t that great that you can’t find someone similar off of waivers.

Chris Davis – Missed the last two days to see the birth of his baby girl, Marykakis.  That’s the last time Davis makes any bets with teammates too.

  1. C.O.C says:
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    First!

    • troy says:
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      @C.O.C: get a life… take the annoying first cap to yahoo or espn troll

      • Jason says:
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        @troy: Heh, ironically, that would be a pretty cool punishment – make them wear a “first” cap for a week.

        • C.O.C says:
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          @Jason: That would be punishment?

          • Jason says:
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            @C.O.C: Yep, a dunce cap for comment trolls.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @troy: U mad?

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @troy: 2 minutes in the penalty box.

        • troy says:
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          @Nick The Podcast Host: first trolls get 10 minute misconduct.. I’ll take my 2 mins for that anyday

  2. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Better points league bench player- Khris Davis as depth behind Puig/Martin/Fowler? Or W Ramos behind Rosario. Would have to drop Ramos, LMartin Fowler to add Khris.

  3. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    this post needs more wong love.

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg:

      It’s so wong that it’s wight.

  4. This team sucks says:
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    Drop crisp for recently dropped machado? Even though you have that little bitch David Wright only hitting singles. 12 team h2h with obp

  5. frankgrimes says:
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    my new DIY ejuice is called Springelicious!

    need to catch up on Game of Thrones?
    http://youtu.be/79DeJqyhwWs

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @frankgrimes: Unfortunately, most people’s only exposure to Melle Mel was/is as the answer to “who’s that guy in that Chaka Khan song?”.

      Others ask – “what the f**k is a shakakan?”

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @frankgrimes: WHOOPS – Sorry Grimey! Meant for another spot in the thread. You have my sincerest “DOH!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frankgrimes: HA! I just watched that whole thing, awesome… Better than neighbors!

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Freebase!

  7. Dusty Baker says:
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    I got a chance to trade for Blackmon and G Jones – NL only 5×5 No Bench ——Do I dare let him have Beckett for the pair ? He is starving for pitching. I also have Cingani I would like to deal too…………… Is Revere too much to give for Walker ? ——– Got a few hardy laughs with the read …………thanks, laughter is always the best medicine .

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Dusty Baker: This is a case of who do trust more. Blackmon is the most intriguing play here and honestly dpbyou trust Beckett to keep this up all year? I pucked up Jones over the weekend and he meh’d me to death. Back to the wire for him! I’d still do the deal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: I’d take Blackmon/Jones and Walker… Thanks!

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Gr8 article (I want to say as usual) but you outdid yourself this time so maybe better than usual!! Too funny about JJ Hardy. It’s more a case of the unsolved Nancy Drew mystery where she tries to figure out how a guy like her bro (Stephen) can get 10 mil for 1 year just to be the vacuum cleaner between 2nd and 3rd and flail away helplessly at 75% of his pitches. If she can solve that one, maybe she can try to solve JJ Hardy. Hey, maybe she can get together again with the Hardy boys for mega mystery tour made for TV movie where they look at archived footage of his swing and discover that upper and lower body are not synchronized. Otherwise, drinking my Springer cool aid by the seaside getting rocked by streaming opponent who started 10 to my 5, but hey would rather lose now than finals week, right? [Don't have to answer that one, it was a hypothetical (but mostly pathetic) question.] Btw, fantastic Dos Almond Sons – maybe we can find Sanford and Sons somewhere too. First one to find it wins a one-way ticket to Palookaville. I bet Jason Giambi says that to himself every time this season when he looks into the mirror [“I cudda been a contenda. But now I’m a bum. I got a one way ticket to Palookaville.”, refers].

    Cheers,
    Ante

  9. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Grey, E5 is the shining beacon on my team, everyone else is just cold garbage. Hold onto Garrett Jones? Is the magic gone? Should I dump him for DJ Lamehieu instead? I gotsta know!

  10. The Muppet Maniac says:
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    Would you drop Lackey for McHugh, Elias or Vargas?

  11. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Pollock (4$) or Domonic Brown (7$). NL only ROTO keeper. Hurting in hitting; need avg, steals, rbi and hr.

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Whitefish.

  12. Nimrod says:
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    Great write up. Us fantasy baseballers are always scrabbling. Looking ahead to see possible replacements for Ventura. In a league that counts wins and net wins my choices would be Simon,Skaggs and Phelps. 12 teamer with 10 rostered pitchers. Who do you like of those three?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Nimrod: ah, scrabbled eggs; where kids learn the alphabet! I really don’t like any of them…Simon in the short term, but he will become a pumpkin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: Thanks! Agree with Cheese

  13. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, start M Adams , R Howard , or Pollock today? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: What does Hitter-Tron say, I don’t know their matchups

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Adams vs MIA ($19.6) , Pollock vs SD ($17) , Howard vs COL (–$5.7) but he was good yesterday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Adams

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: And, start Pollock or Howard? thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pollock

              • BTD says:
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                @Grey: Should he sit Howard?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ryne Sandberg?

              • puigleague choo says:
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                @Grey:
                Wow Grey, that was impressive… You really are the empresario!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bam!

  14. Wilson says:
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    Pick one for tomorrow’s start,

    Zimmermann vs MIA
    Lackey vs ATL
    Sanchez vs OAK
    Karmir vs DET

    Thanks.

  15. gareth says:
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    I’m back from my Florida vacation!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Ha, hope you had fun

  16. gareth says:
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    Obligatory second comment to get to………

  17. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: MEOWWW

  18. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold McCarthy or is he just a streamer now? Gets the Reds at home next.

    • Josh Freeman says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Just a streamer. And he’ll be worth streaming only 1 to 2 more times ROS.

    • Phil says:
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      Hold if your league is 14 teams or more. He’s not that bad.

  19. Big League Wood says:
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    Coach Grey,

    Hope you enjoyed the long weekend while avoiding straining your flexor tendon flipping burgers & steaks while manning the grill….

    I followed the preseason analysis & advice & stayed away from Manny Machado, however, picked him up over the weekend with a waiver claim. Currently have Zimmerman on the DL and rostering Plouffe.

    Machado would seem to have more upside or a hedge over Plouffe, League is 12 team daily 5 x 5 with three bench spots. Current bench bat is Sugar Cain.

    What are your thoughts on Macahdo for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big League Wood: Thanks! You too! I’d want Machado over those guys… I think he can be a 15 HR/7 steal guy with a decent average

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Grey:

        Like those projections. Will lose Plouffe when a streamer comes around…

        • Anthony says:
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          @Big League Wood: probably a dumb question buuuut youre the guy on top of the charts of the rcl standings ya ?

  20. Cabreras Cab Company says:
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    HAHAHAHAHA Loved the Grand Master Flash reference in the cain blurb. I have not heard that song in a long time. For all of you who don’t know the song take a listen….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsTJaP2tC0A

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Cabreras Cab Company: Unfortunately, most people’s only exposure to Melle Mel was/is as the answer to “who’s that guy in that Chaka Khan song?”.

      Others ask – “what the f**k is a shakakan?”

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

    A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.

    • Shawn of the Livid says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I would like to meet the asshole that sat there and watched that. Also, do they always stop at 30,000?

  22. JWray says:
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    I need some power. I see Ozuna, Pollock, K. Davis, Rasmus (DL), and Taveras on waivers. I’ve held on to Gyorko hoping he’ll start hitting. Should I just cut bait on him and grab one of these guys instead? I recently picked up Sandoval so Gyorko is mostly on the bench but when I d start him It’s never a good sign when he goes 1 – 4 and you consider it a good game….. Thoughts..??

    • SallyCips says:
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      @JWray: I’d cut GyORKO for KDav.

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @SallyCips: I’d actually roll with Ozuna.

  23. Adam says:
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    Cobb @ Tor? SON says no, grey says…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Start him

  24. KillerB says:
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    Bro, what is up with this Mattingly/Kemp garbage? I mean, they/we wait around 2 years for him to be healthy enough to get out there every day, hit with middling power, flash occasional speed — and after a few dropped balls in the outfield we now watch him ride the pine? How long can this go on?

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @KillerB: He refused to shave his sideburns.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Aero: damn Hippy!

    • KillerB says:
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      @KillerB: @grey seriously 5 games in a row?!?!? Wtf!?!?!?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I know, it’s crazy

  25. Cyr says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which side: Yelich/Chavez or Stras?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cyr: Stras

  26. Ray says:
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    Drop K-Rod for Doolittle?

  27. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Khris Davis or Ozuna?

  28. EK says:
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    Would you start Milone vs LAA?
    12 team H2H pts

    • Cram It says:
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      @EK: If he’s at home, yes.

  29. Swfcdan says:
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    With Fatt Adams stinking it up in terms of power, im not even happy with him as my CI right now in a 10 teamer. Think Headley will turn it around? I could drop Robot Jones or Dominguez for him.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Swfcdan: as you saw this weekend Robot ain’t nothing but a wind up toy. Dominguez might be intriguing.

  30. EK says:
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    How would you rank ROS for W, K, ERA, WHIP:
    E Santana
    Eovaldi
    Dickey
    Hughes
    Vogelsong

      • El Guapo says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Thanks for all the tools Rudy… I know what the projections are, but how about your gut feeling: Wacha, Price or Cueto? I was offered any of those for Bruce. Wacha plays on the NL but he throw a lot last year, Price division is hard and Cueto’s injury history is scary…

        • i still like Bruce better than those three. i’m a big fan of wacha. wary of price given his velocity issues. agree on cueto’s injury history.

  31. The Thumb says:
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    You know it’s the year of TJ when a sophomore on my school’s JV team who tops out at maybe 75 needs it. Gee-zus!

  32. Tigres says:
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    Flavorless British cookie joke = laughing so hard I spit up my coffee…

  33. papasmurf says:
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    Ecab increased his HR total by 50% and his RBI total by 67%. For a hitter with 200+ ABs that’s very hard to do unless he has sucked real bad.

    Nearly benched Dee to start him cuz of the easier matchup but didn’t and of course I should have.

    Team woulda had 5 HR and 16 RBI yesterday if I did it…

    Pulled a smurf again. Wrong if I do. Wrong if I don’t.

    I think I used up my goodwill points when Shark finally won a game. I guess I can look forward to the next one sometime after the AS Break…

    Unless he gets traded.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @papasmurf: I know these feels papa. My streaming has been disastrous on my rcl team. Everytime I plug a guy in or added a LR or MI they would get hammered! It can’t last forever :-)

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Bye Felicia: @Bye Felicia: For me it can.

        This year: First time I sat Moss vs. lefty, 3run jack vs. Skaggs. First time I sat Longo, 3 hits plus HR. First time I sat Castro, HR vs. Dickey. 2nd time another HR (luckily this time I had Norris during his 2HR game). Sat Morse vs. Teheran (first sit during his slump), HR.

        Just hard to believe I hit the “jackpot” everytime like this.

        Yesterday I snuck Papi back in the lineup in the final minute and managed to fool Lady Luck or it would have been another one.

        Team in first place now though despite me and some rough luck with wins, so I am pretty happy. Yes hard to believe :D

  34. de nachos says:
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    Howard’s HR was a laser to center/left-center on a first pitch fastball mistake from a middling right hander. Which is good that he can still hit out a mistake, and I predict he will do about every 8 games or so when that same pitching situation inevitably arises. 114 games to go, divided by 8, carry the Ruf = 14.25 + 8HR = 22 HR for the season, lowercase *yay* or AKA sadly what I’m hoping for from LaRoche.

    Do any other US states put the definite article “the” in front of their highway routes like CA? Try giving directions to somebody from Staten Island by putting “the” with the numbers and not get stabbed. “Yeah, to get to Atlantic City ya take the 278 to the 440 to the 95 and – *shiv to gut*”

    • Matty says:
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      @de nachos:
      I’ve heard it out of Buffalo. Never anywhere else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Haha, I’m not sure, good question…

    • puigleague choo says:
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      @de nachos:
      A lot of places call it I something…. like i25 or i80.
      Is it only here in so cal that we use the 5 or the 210? I think in norcal they use i’s… not sure.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @de nachos: The Long Island Expressway

  35. Goldirocks says:
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    Hi Grey; keeper league question:
    12 team roto keeper league with 10 bench spots for bats and or pitchers. 3 DL.
    I love my Arenado and am really bummed he got hurt and is likely out at least 6wks?…
    I am in second place and am happy to make due with my Frazier now at 3B from his former useful utility spot. I have Goldy at 1st and was using Votto at corner infield spot before he was hurt. So I picked up Moreland to fill in for Fraziers old utility spot and Garrett Jones at CI until Votto returns. My 4 OFers are quite strong too.
    My question is that Ive been offered 3b Donaldson straight up for injured Arenado by a rebuilding team, which is more than fair on the surface.
    Im torn because I really like Arenado and his pedigree/age/growth and production at such a young age as my keeper 3b. Donaldson is very productive now, but is much older (compared with Arenado) and seemingly came out of nowhere last year. Im worried about his age, his late blooming production ala Headley, and whether or not he will turn back into a pumpkin… ?
    Are my replacements enough to hold off making the deal or should I take the deal and lose Arenado and his upside future for Donaldson if he can make a difference now and at least the next 3 yrs for me?
    Thx alot for any thoughts on the matter!

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Goldirocks: Keep Arenado

  36. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    Gray,

    Can you please start your patented HR Countdown for Jay Bruce? I know he had the DL stint and he is streaky as all get-out, but I still find his stat line very depressing every time I look at it.

      • Phil says:
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        What did you get for him, incidentally? I have him too so I’d like to know

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo

          • Phil says:
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            You just wanted to be able to start the HR countdown for Longo, didn’t you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  37. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey.. Yesterday you told me to pickup Morse but who should I drop, Jasy Bruce or Rajai Davis?? I know I drafted Bruce and he’s 94% owned but he’s not any better then Davis. Cut ties with Davis..?

    • Frank White says:
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      I mean should I cut ties with Bruce cause names don’t give you points..?

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Frank White: trade me bruce! Yes drop davis! Bruce just came off the DL?

  38. J-Bird says:
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    Sell high on Springer? 12 team roto offer:
    Marte, L Martin, Cingrani, Balfour, Rondon, Hawkins for Springer, Wacha, Romo, McGee

    Not sure what to make of this offer.
    Need speed and saves. Giving up best closer for 3 bum closers. Not sure that will net me enough.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @J-Bird: springer side

    • puigleague choo says:
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      @J-Bird:
      see if they’ll bite on springer, wacha for whoever has dee gordon + someone like keuchel. I think people are wanting to sell high on dee, but I think he’s the real deeal, whereas I kindof doubt that springer is. I see an 0fer50ish on the horizon… not that I know anything.

  39. Wake Up says:
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    Andrus blurb was a little miss….but, that can’t be wrong!

  40. Wake Up says:
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    Chicago Tribune Headline This Morning…”Finally, Cure Found For S. Downs Syndrome!”

    From Now On All Words Must Be Capps…

  41. Harry Doyle says:
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    I just lost Arenado and am starting Chisenhall and Mitch Moreland at 3b and ci and I was offered Pablo Sandoval for Beckham and AJ Pollock. I have Kipnis and Odor for 2b and mi with brandon crawford available on wire. My Of are Werth, Hamilton, Holliday, Seth Smith, Jay Bruce, and have Polanco on bench. Does this trade make sense?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Harry Doyle: don’t believe in Becks, mild interest in Pollock. YES.

  42. Wake Up says:
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    Beltran after two and a half wet swings…”I’m black and I’m proud!…wait, what?”

  43. Wake Up says:
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    Priscilla sham marriage —-> Elvis
    Lisa Marie sham marriage—> Mikey
    Vitiligo—————–>Natural Camo

  44. Wake Up says:
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    “Don’t fool yourself, my dear. You’re much worse than a bitch. You’re a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable.” ~ Tanner Roark

  45. Wake Up says:
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    Hey, I found your middle finger emoticon…it was in the bullpen…

  46. Kershawty Wanna Thug says:
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    How worried do I need to be about Xander Boegarts playing time with the Steven Drew signing. The plan is to shift Boegarts to 3b right? Thanks!

    • Jason says:
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      @Kershawty Wanna Thug: It’s a shame they signed Drew and didn’t give Mookie a chance to play SS. Instead, they’re giving Mookie a chance in the OF where he’ll be less valuable over time for fantasy.

  47. David says:
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    Got a plethora of OF hitting now and need pitching some pitching improvement.

    Inf: Gomes, Pujols, Pedroia, Alvarez, EverCab, Aibar, Encarnacion
    OF: Cespedes, McCutcheon, Ozuna
    DH: Springer, Jennings
    Bench: Gyorko, Bruce, Cain, Smith, Taveras, Belt, and Khris Davis who I just picked up for Smyly.

    Don’t think I need to hold onto Bruce here and hopefully I can garner some value. What type of 1 for 1 pitching value would you want back for him?

    Also want to upgrade Alvarez and was mulling offering him and Jennings/Ozuna for Donaldson. Which side would you rather have? Although Alvarez had a monster June last year. I do need OPS help now.

    • David says:
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      Oh, in 10-team keeper, 5×5 w/ OPS, QS, and K/9 instead of AVG, W, K.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Maybe Bailey? Gerrit Cole? Around there, you’re not exactly trading him high… I’d take Donaldson there, but anyone would

  48. Wake Up says:
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    Not much hair to see yet???

  49. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Sixtieth!

  50. Jamiehov says:
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    Whoa, SON doesn’t like Cobb tonight. Understandable I guess since the Blue Jay offense is on fire. Should I sit him??

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Jamiehov: Yes.

  51. Baggiejohn says:
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    I would imagine that most cookies taste pretty flavourless to the Queen Mum these days …

  52. Wake Up says:
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    AJ to the DL after hurting his ankle in Beckett’s no-hitter celebration…

    “Beckett’s not the only one throwing more curveballs,” said The One and Only True Fantasy Baseball Overlord…snarkastically…

  53. Awesome Auger says:
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    Who’d you rather have ROS? Donaldson or Rios? Position doesn’t matter, I’d be using them at Util

  54. Corey says:
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    Does anybody have an update on Byron Buxton? Couldn’t find anything online since he was going to have his wrist checked out again two weeks ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: He aggravated it

      • sam says:
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        @Grey: what’s his ETA?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2015

  55. Brian says:
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    What type of pitcher and or hitter can I expect in return for R. Sorianio?? I have a team owner who wants him. He offered me Morse for him?? Good/bad or move on or ask for more???

    The rest of my RP are Soria, Rendon, Shaw, Belisario, Nathan, Brothers.
    Hitters are Gattis, LaRoche, Altuve, Alvarez, Sequra, JUP, Gordon, Pollock, Chisenhall, Harper, Trumbo on DL and Polonco on bench. Just lost Fielder and Arendando.
    SP are Liriano, Archer, Kluber, Porcello, Ross, Floyd, McHugh.

    This is a 12 team H2H 6X5 with OPS.

    Thanks

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Sounds fair… Can’t get much for a closer…

  56. Wake Up says:
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    No one north of Leeds ever heard of Compton. They’ve no idea how to climb the apples and pears. Or, why the butcher’s hook took the kettle and knob to my trouble and strife…

  57. Prince George says:
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    Mornin’ Grey, keep up the great work! I’m in 12 team H2H points keeper league. I want to trade for Kluber. Ignoring contracts, who do I offer from: Traveras, Granderson, A. Gordon, Choo, or None of the above? Thanks.

  58. Wake Up says:
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    Drop KRod for Henderson?

    • de nachos says:
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      @Wake Up: the normalcy of this question after your deluge of non sequiturs made me snot.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wake Up: LOLZ!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: El Ouch Al

  59. kyle says:
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    Desmond Jennings, Junior Lake, Or Ozuna ROS?

  60. sniff test says:
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    smyly or eovoldi?

    • Shawn of the Livid says:
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      @sniff test: Eovaldi

  61. Wake Up says:
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    Who is his namelgonger? Khris Davish…that fat POS from Southie…that used to drive getaways for the Lloyd Braun crew?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Wasn’t it Lloyd Banks?

  62. kyle says:
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    Mesoraco, Salvy, Gomes, or Montero ROS?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @kyle: Gomes for the next two weeks, then there will be a new Appel in your eye…

  63. Hagar's Henchman says:
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    Dom Brown or Khris Davis?

  64. kyle kendrick says:
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    Calhoun or Krhis Davis?

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @kyle kendrick: Davis isnt available… Arcia or Calhoun! Thanks for the advice!

  65. nick the dick says:
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    yo G drop e santana or cingrani to grab n stash walker a good idea at all?

  66. Hola Grey,

    Excellent round-up per usual. Quick MI question in a 6×6 OPS league, how would you rank these 4 guys:
    Derek Dietrich, Nick Franklin, Josh Rutledge, Danny Espinosa?
    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EL BURRO: Thanks! Espinosa, Dietrich, Franklin

      • @Grey:

        Interesting; thanks for opinion. Espinosa looks like he’s been hitting the pipe pretty hard last 30 days and Frasden getting more and more time at 2B, which has me squirming. Been rostering him since Zimm went down, getting painful now.

        I was leaning Dietrich, given he’s hitting in front of Stanton lately…

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it…

  67. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start Hughes vs Texas today? SON says no.
    Also upon call up who would you rather ROS keeper format, heyward or polanco thanks

  68. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hello Grey Could you rank these pitchers for ROS? Fister, I Kennedy, Keuchel, M Cain

  69. Snacks13 says:
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    Cano for Kipnis and Josh Hamilton seem fair in a 10 teamer?

  70. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Javier Baez’s last ten games:

    AVG.439 (18/41),
    Runs 11
    RBI 14
    HRs 4
    Ks 11 (still – yikes)
    BB 2 (still – yikes)

    Out of the blue I called my high school sweetheart and asked her if she “remembered my little Javier Baez”? She hung up without a word. Maybe she didn’t recognize my voice.

  71. Grant says:
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    Tillman gets the Astros next, if he doesnt show up for that game it might be time to cut the cord. Kris Davis getting hot, finally, Segura starting to hit well as well, this makes me happy, as now I have 3 Brewers, just picked up Reynolds for my 3B filler, while Zimmerman and now Asche just chill on the DL. I guess I’m all in on rooting for the Brewers now.

  72. MF Flume says:
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    E5 for Trout?

  73. chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Need avg and sb. R. Davis, revere, cain, cabrera or Pollock?

  74. Phil says:
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    Grey,
    So i’m sure you’ll agree Springer is in reality somewhere in between who we saw in April and who we see now in May. My question is:

    a. do you see him as someone to sell now, or are you holding ROS?
    b. if i were to move him i would be looking for a corner infidel. What level player would you expect back? A couple off the top of your head.

    Thanks.

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: B. Donaldson

      • Phil says:
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        That’s interesting. A little concerned about buying high on Donaldson, but interesting. What about Freeman? I would need to add more than just Springer, but is it far off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know what the other guy thinks of Springer to tell you if Freeman is far off

          • Phil says:
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            Well I wanted to know what you thought before I talked to Freeman’s handler.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems fair

  75. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Grey, are you still on the Liriano train? Walk rate is a little high, but everything else looks normal (K%, Velocity, Batted ball). I know if I sit him, he’s gonna throw 7 shutout innings… Weekly league, so Porcello in OAK might still be a better option regardless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: I wouldn’t start him anywhere

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: Done deal. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Scooter G says:
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    Hey Grey! Who is the best add? K Davis, K Morales, or O Taveras 10 team h2h 5×5 categories Thanks for all of your help.

  77. Whatever says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In AL only 8 Teamer (2 catcher) , I need pitching help and I have a very good offense. Guy just put Iwakuma on the block and he needs catching help. What do you think about McCann for Iwakuma?

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. Gene Parmesan says:
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    CHRIS JOHNSON!

  79. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    About George Springer:

    For those who didn’t see the game – those two doubles missed being two homers by just a few feet. One hit off the middle of the wall in deep left center and the other hit and bounced off the middle of the wall in deep right center. You’d think a guy with the line he had last night couldn’t possibly do better. But he almost did just that – BETTER!

    What coulda been:
    3HRs, 5RBI, 5Runs. But I worry about his hip as he didn’t steal a base. ;)

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I grabbed him.in every league I could when ppl started to.drop him. Now I have too much Springer!!!! :-)

  80. vernon says:
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    Trade advice.
    First of all (I guess it’s actually second of all after the headline- no matter), in my opinion,
    best fantasy writing in my known universe. You are a role model for the children.
    Now…
    I can get Strasburg for Pirate Pete Alvarez and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
    I’m in a 10 team NL Only and I have Aramis Another Week of Baseball Ramirez and Eric Chavez.
    Would you do this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vernon: Thanks! I’d take Strasburg

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @vernon: He is the best! But first go to fantasyrundown.com (baseball home) and visit all the other sites available for fantasy baseball. When you come back and see that above all else this is truly the best then buy a few strawberry daiquiris!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  81. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Mitch Moreland, Khris Davis, or Ozuna?

  82. SportiveTricks says:
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    Grey, you are a beautiful man.

    Was going to ask about G Jones, but I see that many others beat me to it. Ah, screw it, Jones or Cain Sugar filling a UTIL spot while I wait for Abreu.

    Also, wondering if there’s any value to stashing James Paxton if I am kinda yucky at SP.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @SportiveTricks: gotta roll with Cain

      Paxton is still two rehab starts away

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Yescheese: his vagg hurt after playing catch. I still stashed him in a league or 2 …Can’t quite remember the exact #

        • SportiveTricks says:
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          @Bye Felicia:

          Well thanks other commenters, but my question on Paxton isn’t about how long it will take for his torn hymen to heal, but if we should expect him to be worth stashing.

  83. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Still doing the Aoki pokie (and I’ve turned my roster all around). One of these gents is surely a better 4th OF, yes?

    Ozuna
    Khris Davis
    Denard Span

  84. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14 tm H2H OPS league that counts BB and K, need an IF this week: Holt, Tolleson, Schoop or Turner (will he start most days if Hanley hits DL)? I also have Espinosa on my bench. Would it be worth picking up a 2nd guy from above and dumping him, or does Espi still have some long-term potential?

  85. nick the dick says:
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    beckett/heyward for cobb/papelbon?

  86. Wild Thang says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Over/Under on Pedro Alvarez’s batting average by end of season: .250? homeruns: 30?

    Thanks!

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Wild Thang: Under/Push

  87. Ryan says:
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    ROS ranks pollock/Khris Davis/Calhoun in that order?

    • @Ryan: Interesting you ask this as I had a similar question. Pollock over Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Depends on needs… Davis

  88. TedStriker says:
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    Calhoun or Khrush Davis ROS in a H2H, 5-OF format?

  89. Snake Hips says:
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    Please rank these middle infidels ROS:
    Hill, evercab, jerko

  90. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    How much longer should I hold onto Gyorko? I’ve started him EVERY week thus far. Next week, I’m putting Wong in over him unless he flashes his power.

    Would you drop Gyorko and/or Big But Billy Butler for Khris Davis, Lake, and/or Calhoun?

    Also, sticking with James Jones over Cain Suga a wise move?

    Thanks!

  91. tank1 says:
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    Have Wieters on DL and currently filling in with pierzynski. Upgrade with any of the following? Thanks.

    Ramos, Salty, Norris, Ruiz, Flowers, Suzuki

  92. Jimmy says:
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    I don’t think you’re giving Samardzija enough credit, not only did he pitch a decent game he got an RBI and a run to help spur the Cubs offense in the 5th…”hey team, this is how you score”

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jimmy: well someone has to score runs for the scrubbies…. If he doesn’t score he’ll be forced to drop himself off of his own fantasy team

  93. The Wickler says:
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    Worth dropping Liriano to pick up Hughes? Liriano has been so terrible

  94. Spencer says:
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    10 Team H2H, IP,WHIP,K/9,ERA, QS. I have been holding onto hope for Liriano, but my patience has worn thin! Is he dropable for any of the following?

    Vogelsong
    Beckett
    Lincecum
    Hughes

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Spencer: I’d drop him for a hotdog if I was hungry. All 4 you listed are pitching better then him!

  95. Uncrate says:
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    Drop time for Dillion Gee for a hot infielder like Cain? Or hold on? He was supposed to come back June 5th but just had a “setback”, whatever that means.

  96. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    would this be the ranking ROS for these pitchers?

    g cole, homer bailey, beckett, ervin santana?
    would you drop beckett for ervin?

  97. your mom says:
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    I’ve been offered trout and rios for my miggy and myers. Leaning towards accepting it. here’s my lineup: (12 team h2h 5×5 league)
    1b – Goldy
    2b- Rendon
    3b- Miggy
    SS- Segura
    IF-Chisenhall/ Napoli
    OF- Springer
    OF- Myers
    UTIL- Jennings
    UTIL- Crisp
    bench- moreland
    DL- Trumbo
    THANKS!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @your mom: then who at 3rd? Pretty thin position if you ask me. I don’t trade miggy, I trade for miggy so im no help….

  98. Thurgood Congo says:
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    hey, ROS rankings, whadya say?
    Shields
    Samardzija
    Kennedy
    Anibal

    Thanks!

      • John says:
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        @Grey: where wacha rank in here, shields sanchez wacha, close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Third, close

  99. Corey says:
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    Trevor Bauer or Zack Wheeler ROS?

  100. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Cobb today @ TOR? SON says $2.0

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jon: SON is smoking the devil weed. I’m not benching Cobb vs anyone unless I see him getting rocked. Same with Kershaw…

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I need some Cobb Lovin today, Santana’s inning killed me yesterday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping and praying

  101. Cram It says:
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    Khris Davis, Khris Davis or Khris Davis ROS?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Cram It: what’s my 2nd option? :-)

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Go with Davis

  102. Clint says:
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    Couple trade grades for you guys to peruse:

    Trade #1-12 team, 5 keeper, 5×5 roto league (sitting in 5th place)
    I give up Eovaldi, I get Austin Jackson
    My innings are up to 524/1400 allowed already & I rank near tops in all pitching stats except WHIP and wins; I’m hurting bad in average and RBI’s

    Trade #2-8 team, 10 keeper, h2h pts league (sitting in 1st place at 7-1)
    I give up Wil Myers/Alex Wood, I get Samardzija & can snag Cuddyer OR Segura off waiver wire to replace the bat loss once it goes through, depending on who you like best.

    Thanks as always guys.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Clint: Sam & Cud. A great 70’s bluegrass duo and also the action you should take.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I’d want Eovaldi and Sam/Segura

  103. Brendan says:
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    Drop Haren, Smyly, or Estrada for Keuchel? I still believe in Smyly and am a Tiger’s fan, but he needs a consistent schedule and it concerns me that he couldn’t keep anything down yesterday. Nearly every BIP was FB or HR. I’m concerned the way the Tigers are handling him by skipping him in the rotation and using him out of the bullpen, it’s messing with his flow. Estrada would be great if he didn’t give up the HR. Everything looks good except for those HR, but if he can’t get those under control he is worthless. Haren has been decent, but seems to allow a lot of unearned runs and that might catch up to him. He has good win potential, but the strikeouts aren’t there and I don’t know how much I trust him or even like him as a player.

  104. BERK! says:
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    Who would you prefer at a 2b/ss slot ROS, Kolten Wong or Andrelton Simmons? My league counts total bases so extra-base-hitting is valuable but I also need steals.

  105. K Loggins says:
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    Big week for Juan Francisco? Facing only 1 lefty this week

  106. Lou says:
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    Hey Grey! I need SP help bad with injuries…would u trade Morneau to get J Zimmerman?

    • Lou says:
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      @Lou: Or CJ Wilson instead of Zimmer ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: Sure, Zim

  107. Wild Thang says:
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    David Wright for Pedro Alvarez & Cole Hamels. Which side? and is it close?

    Thanks!

    • Wild Thang says:
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      @Wild Thang: 14 team H2H league btw.. $100 FA budget

      I also have Todd Frazier who I will be starting. My plan is to play Alvarez in the utility slot but benched against all lefties and dominant righties

  108. Justin says:
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    Over the next 3 years, who do you prefer between Bogaerts and E-Longo? How close are they?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Justin: longo by 25 miles!

  109. Birdog says:
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    Liriano droppable? Beckett, Pomeranz, Eovaldi available. (Yahoo 5×5 h2h categories.)

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Birdog: lirano is hot dumpster juice with flies gathering on the corspe. Take the Italian Stallion

      • Birdog says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Bye Felicia says:
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    Meanwhile James Paxton is sore from “playing catch” Baseball players are becoming a joke. In other news. My champions league team is ranked in the top 40 Nationally. My RCL team hitting .2400 ranked in the bottom 500. I know dem feels Tehol!!!! HAHAHA

  111. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm H2H this week I’m at a 2 start disadvantage (opp has Darvish and Greinke going twice) in a league that counts W, L and QS. Would you drop Cingrani (on my bench this week, overall my #7 SP) for 2 starts of Garza (v Bal, SON 9.4; v Min, SON 15.7), or is Cingrani too valuable to drop for a streamer? Garza would replace Anibal @ Oak in my lineup.

  112. Tom says:
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    In a 5×5 standard roto with $260 salary, who would you consider the better $4 keep trade target for 2015 & 2016 only (ready to punt 2014) – Gregory Polanco or Matt Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Polanco

  113. kandeepan says:
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    In a Standard Yahoo 12 team roto league – can you rank the following for util positions.
    Adam Lind, Seth Smith, Nick Markakis, Khris Davis

  114. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tommy Milone bears keeping an eye on in deeper leagues. I’m always interested when improved results find a qualitative correlation. In this case, Milone has introduced a two-seam fastball. His season stats show him throwing 50% two-seam and 50% four-seam more or less, with the two-seamer on the rise. The only noticeable change to peripherals are a slight reduction in LD% but more importantly his HR/FB is at around 6%, half his career rate. HRs have been a problem for him. Possible that the new fastball and changed pitch mix are keeping guys from fully barreling up.

    Milone’s change up has always been a plus pitch. Graded out as the 8th best among all qualified starters from 2012-2013. It’s also a change that has at times induced a lot of swings and misses, particularly against right handers. In the past he’s had some success when he’s been perfect with his fastball location to set up the change, but if he missed location at all, he got hammered. The hope here is that with some movement in the new fastball and a changed pitch mix, he doesn’t need to be quite as fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Anything to be made of his home/road splits?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I think a big part of his home road splits has been that he’s been a fly ball pitcher with a high road HR%. The O has saved him a lot of runs. I think he’ll continue to be solid at home. I think the reason to look at him is to see if he can extend some of that success to the road. Two points of encouragement yesterday against the Tigers were a 42% GB rate for the game and the 6 Ks. I’ll be watching to see if GBs and Ks trend up a bit and that’ll be an indicator that the 2-seam represents a material change in the kind of pitcher he’s going to be, at which point he starts to become more road/mixed league viable. Too early to tell so let’s watch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, thanks for the breakdown!

  115. ticktock says:
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    sup Grey? thx for the great content!

    who do you like better: Arcia or KDavis as OF5 in a 5×5 OPS dynasty?

  116. Zar says:
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    Is Vic Black worth picking up? I’d be dropping Moreland for him (Moss, Teixiera for first base and Frazier/Panda for MI).

    Also, the SoN Doesn’t like Sonny or Buerhle today. But……..They’ve both defied the SoN multiple times this season. Yay or neigh on both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zar: No…Start both

  117. nick the dick says:
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    Ned Yost saying hes hopeful yordano only misses one or two starts after his mri. Did someone do a prayerallelogram?

  118. I moustache you something says:
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    Hey Grey,
    My Samardijia for his Homer Bailey? Good trade?

  119. GG says:
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    starlin castro + jon singleton for jose reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GG: Castro

  120. The Fridge says:
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    I get: Wil Myers, Marte, Yu
    I give: Braun, Bautista, Eovaldi

    Make the deal?

  121. Andrew says:
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    Can you rank these streamers for today?

    Miley home vs Padres
    Masterson @ White Sox
    Harang home vs Red Sox
    Simon @ Dodgers
    Stults at Dbacks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: What did SON say?

  122. nick the dick says:
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    how bout e santana and balfour for price?

  123. sam says:
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    homer bailey or G springer
    Grienke or G springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sam: Springer…Greinke

  124. SMLV1 says:
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    My Team –

    Molina
    Goldy
    Dozier
    Phillips
    Wright
    Andrus
    Stanton
    Choo
    Rios
    Springer
    Holliday
    Rizzo
    Moss

    Santana
    Shields
    Fister
    Eovaldi
    Porcello
    Chavez
    DL T. Walker
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Frieri
    Doolittle

    Was offered Cueto for my Holliday. Should I take it or leave it?

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: League is standrad 12 team H2H…we start 3 OF and have 2 Util spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  125. Ryan741 says:
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    Need a trade opinion for a H2H points league. I would be giving up Bruce/Leake/Tyson Ross for Cutch/Garza/Kuroda. Not a fan of Garza at all, but he and Kuroda seem to be a little unlucky at least, in relation to their xFIP. But still not sure if I want to downgrade SP to get a little bump from Bruce to Cutch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch side

  126. Barenrewn says:
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    Great write-up. It’s unfortunate stud pitchers like Ventura and Fernandez are blowing out their arms. It’s making good SP a very valuable commodity. With that being said:

    My Tanaka and Gattis for his Bautista?
    Might be able to get him to throw in Hudson or CJ Wilson.
    Would you make this trade and if so which pitcher do you like ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista side

      • Barenrewn says:
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        @Grey: he countered with Wacha and Gattis for Brantley. Still do it or walk away? I’d get Brantley.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walk away

          • Barenrewn says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  127. sniff test says:
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    smyly or pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  128. Wudaben says:
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    My pitching staff is mired in mediocrity lately. Would you add any of these guys available on waivers over what I already have? My league has transaction limitations so I cannot stream but can justify picking up a few of these guys even if it’s only to stash. I’m sure Smyly is ready to get kicked to the curb, Odorizzi is a bit intriguing so I’ve been sitting on him and I’ve just been too stubborn to dump Liriano yet.

    My staff: Cobb, Teheran, Chavez, Eovaldi, Ventura, Beckett, T Walker, Bauer, Odorizzi, Liriano, Smyly

    Available: Lyles, Milone, Nicasio, Phelps, Skaggs, Wheeler, Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs over Liriano

  129. Titsburgh Feelers says:
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    Ozuna or Khris Davis? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • Funke says:
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        @Grey: booooZuna! i smells a man crush – bottle of vape says the real Krush will outperform ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I kinda hope so since I own Khris…

  130. The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey-dolph then great,

    Have to drop one to activate Kipnis,.

    12 tm AL ONLY ROTO 5×5
    David Lough
    Stefen Romero
    Grant Green
    Steve Pearce
    Alberto Callaspo

    I was leaning David Lough, but the ROS player rater has him ranked the highest… just don’t see him getting the playing time.

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  131. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Which “Closer” would you add:

    Frieri
    Mejia
    Rondon
    Belisario

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  132. SMLV1 says:
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    START 4 for me Grey.

    (8) Springer facing Guthrie
    (41) Holliday facing Phelps
    (55) Rios facing Hughes
    (61) Choo facing Hughes
    (122) Rizzo facing Hudson
    (144) Moss facing Scherzer

    Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Moss and Rizzo

  133. Boomer19 says:
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    Baez is really stinging the ball in the last 10 games. Got a feeling he may be up soon. For value for ROS how would you rate these four? Polanco, Singelton, Tavarez, Baez. Do I have the order right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Taveras

  134. Bob says:
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    6×6 with OPS
    Who do you like at CI until zimmerman returns?

    currently have Teixeira but the wrist thing is obviously concerning.

    So question is hold Teixeira, or get sandoval or chisenhall?

    Also, do you like any of those guys over zimmerman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval…Sure

  135. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hola from Spain Grey, Which side of the trade do you like in 5×5 cats league OBP and S+H?
    M Carpenter,J Morneau, B Ziegler
    Lester, N Walker, H Steet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hola! Lester side, but it depends on needs

  136. OaktownSteve says:
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    Speaking of Frieri….since May 3rd he’s got a 13.5 K/9 rate and a 15:1 K/BB ratio, a 0.90 ERA and a .500 WHIP. Them there are closer numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, agreed

  137. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    OBP league, Rollins or Everth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EverCab

  138. J-MoneyIV says:
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    6×6 Roto (OPS, QS)

    Drop Calhoun for K Davis?

    Or Drop one of Rondon, Qualls or Mejia for Davis?

    • J-MoneyIV says:
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      @J-MoneyIV:

      For reference I have Bautista, Choo, Myers, and Brantley already.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You don’t need Davis then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Could see losing Qualls for Davis….

  139. Sad Keanu says:
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    Ervin Santana over Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  140. chris says:
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    ROS numbers for Mitch Moreland. He hit 23 home runs last season, any luck of hitting 30? I need 1B help, Hosmer killing me and Napoli on DL.

    Only guys on my WW Garrett Jones, James Loney, Mark Reynolds, Duda, Ike Davis.

    Arenado is on my DL, had to pick up Hardy yesterday because Hanley still out. Machado not hitting well, so I picked up Plouffe base on the Hitter Tron for the week…

    So if I decide to pick up Moreland, I would have to drop someone and who would that be?

    McCann, Brian(C) NYY
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Plouffe, Trevor(3B) MIN
    Hardy, J.J.(SS) BAL
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30 HRs from Moreland won’t happen if he gets a 10 month season… I have no idea what your lineup is

      • chris says:
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        @Grey:
        Starters:
        McCann, Brian(C) NYY
        Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
        Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
        Plouffe, Trevor(3B) MIN
        Hardy, J.J.(SS) BAL
        Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
        Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
        Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
        Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE
        Bench:
        Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
        Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
        Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
        Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
        Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
        Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
        Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can lose Napoli for Reynolds and play him when he has a favorable matchup

  141. Broman says:
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    Cut Hosmer for Springer? 10 team H2H w/ 3 OF and 2 Util, I already have a packed OF with Trout, Brantley, Melky, Bruce, Holliday and J. Hamilton coming off the DL soon, but Hosmer isn’t really contributing anything and I have Rizzo at 1B. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Johnson says:
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    12 team mixed keeper – C/1B/2B/3B/SS/3x OF/Util. 1450 Innings. 25 roster spots and 3 DL.

    Must keep any 5 players to be slotted in rounds 1-5. Anyone else can be kept at a 3 round penalty. For example. Adam Eaton is drafted in the 18th rd. He can be kept the following year in the 15th and the 12th two years from now.

    my team is;

    C- Castro
    1b – Cuddyer
    2b – D. Gordon
    ss – Jose Reyes
    3b – Sandoval
    OF – Carlos Gonzalez
    OF- Melky Cabrera
    OF- G. Stanton
    Util – A. Eaton

    Bench – Seager, Aaron Hill, G. Polanco, Betts, Morneau

    SP – Kershaw, Jose Fernandez, Zimmermann, Haren, Estrada, Weaver,

    RP – Kimbrel, Grilli, Britton, Bellisario, Benoit, Wade Davis

    I’m near the top in all hitting categories except for Avg, where I’m middle of the pack. I’m near the top in Wins, near the bottom in saves and middle of the pack in K, ERA and WHIP. I’m in first place, with a lead that fluctuates between 3-8 pts. I just traded for Kimbrel and have the most points to gain in saves.

    Do I do this deal? The number in the brackets is the round the player can be kept next year.

    Stanton (10th), Melky (20th), Morneau (22nd), W. Davis (22nd) for Goldschmidt (top 5), Rios (top 5), G. Perkins (10th), Kipnis (12th), Lucroy (6th)

    Please note that I have 20 steals more than the 2nd place team in the steals category. A big hang up is that I feel Hill makes Kipnis redundant. Especially since I don’t need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  143. Funke says:
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    GFD! Harper, JoFer, and now Yordano … can’t have anything nice or even sorta OK. So, I have too many 1B/3b/CI (Goldschwagger, Pujols, Frazier, Howard) – would you trade Pujols straight up for Kinsler? I’m pretty sure Pujols is going to slide head first into Trout pretty soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t get Cano? Kinsler is fair there

      • Funke says:
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        @Grey: hmmm – Cano. Probably but i’m still a little concerned about the big regression with him – i’ve already got my empty .300 hitter in Hardy. Anyone else i should target outside of these two? (doesn’t have to be 2b). Much thanks for the feedback

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why are you getting Kinsler if they don’t need to be a 2nd baseman?

          • Funke says:
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            @Grey: I could use an upgrade at 2nd but i can also upgrade OF, Closer or SS

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aim higher than Kinsler

              • Funke says:
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                @Grey: sweet – thanks G Man

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  144. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think there might yet be some hope for Liriano. Projecting him has sometimes seemed like a fools errand just because he’s been so mercurial. There are a couple of curious things inside his numbers. Once again, calling any Pirates fan….please give us an eye witness account of Liriano.

    First thing with Liriano, last year his slider was calculated by pitch f/x as 20.8 runs better than average. To benchmark that, it means it was one of the 10 most effective pitches in the majors. Basically on par with Scherzer’s fastball. For his career, the slider has never graded out as anything but above average and has been among the best pitches in baseball across his career. But this year it’s sitting in negative territory. It’s completely fallen off the table.

    The other thing is his career splits. His career ERA in April is 5.77. His career ERA in May is 4.37. June 3.01. July 3.30. I suspect that the slider is kind of a warm weather pitch. It’s thrown by imparting a tremendous amount of spin and relies very heavily on grip to get that snap. A colder, slicker baseball is probably not ideal for him.

    His velocity is down about .5 MPH on his fastball, but I don’t think that’s totally material, though not ideal. He’s never been a fastball guy anyway. It’s a set up for the slider/change combo. The results kind of look like he’s gone off the cliff, but it’s hard to believe that the slider could go from having been a wipe out offering to a less than average pitch in that short a period of time unless there’s something wrong with him, but I would imagine you’d see him throwing significantly fewer sliders (down a little but not significant) or a larger drop in velocity.

    Possible buy low guy in my opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in deep leagues, but it’s silly to sit on him when some of these comments are like him or Eovaldi

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Of course context is everything. However, I would not be surprised to see Liriano outperform Eovaldi rest of season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Liriano looks around the same as last year, except his walks are up and that’s not a great thing, but he could run off a 2.50 ERA with solid Ks for a month or two…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Yep.. He could. Also could not. Cloudy the future is.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, indeed

  145. anthony says:
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    @grey: my bautista for springer + shields ??? h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista, it’s fair-ish

  146. MB says:
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    Think Billy Butler turns it around? Will Chisenhall be better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Chisenhall

  147. Ross says:
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    My 2nd base situation has been terrible all year (was counting on something from Profar). I dropped him after hearing he’ll be out for what looks like most of the year. Who are you picking up for the rest of the year (keeper league). Hicks, franklin, infante, gyroko or ackley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  148. john says:
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    Try best hold harp or get an SP that I need. Looking a Sanchez and wacha. Would you do either, both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the SPs

  149. SMLV1 says:
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    Last question and I promise I’ll be outta your hair for the day.

    Phillips facing Grieke or Dozier facing Darvish? Usually start Dozier but both are going up against tough pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  150. dan says:
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    Cueto for my Pence. Who would you rather have? I feel like Cueto’s arm is gonna go kablewy sooner or later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  151. nick the dick says:
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    in my 12 teamer i have gyorko and kendrick for 2b and MI and grabbed wong who im using at uitl. someone had dropped zobrist who i picked up and is coming back friday so id like to drop wong or gyork and slot zobrist in, is wong the drop over jedd still even though hes outperforming him? also have lind at CI and hes killing me sitting vs every lefty so would you drop him and add singleton when its call up time? gotta clean house a bit for polanco and taveras so someones gotta go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ad Singleton when he’s called up… I’d lose Gyorko over Wong…

  152. Hans says:
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    Replacement for Ventura?

    Jaime Garcia
    Vogelsong
    Beckett
    Estrada
    Beuhrle
    Hughes
    Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

  153. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I was offered AJ Burnett and Konerko for Fister. I’m hurting in Ks. 20 teams thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister side

  154. henncoop says:
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    One of the benefits of sucking is getting 1st crack on the WW
    pitching available: Leake (has to be a no brainer??)
    also out there are Kohler, Skaggs, Quintana, Norris, Kuroda,, Henderson & M Gonzalez.
    Current SP staff is Sale, Archer, Bauer, Chavez, Hutchinson,Keuchel, Peralta, Pomeranz & Morton who I just picked up to stream tomorrow,
    Dropping Morton for Leake is my plan …..any other moves I should make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton for Leake…Quintana, Kuroda and Skaggs are streamers…So is Hutch…

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. desert_heat says:
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    H2H
    Was offered JShields for my DFister and RPorcello
    Is this an upgrade or meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields side

      • desert_heat says:
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        thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. henncoop says:
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    Now a hitting question …getting greedy but need the help ….thanks for your pertness & humor ….always welcomed after a long night working in the psych ward … which is also entertaining at times,
    Both Smoak & Olt are out there …..my current CI types are Freeman, Longo, LaRoche, Moreland. Cater & Ike ,,,the last 2 also play OF at times
    The team is light on power …are either Olt or Smoak worth picking up? & dropping which to do so??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak over Ike

  157. Filkarri says:
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    12 team OBP yahoo league. I just got offered Buster Posey for Brandon Moss. I currently have Miguel Montero at catcher. The rest of my outfield is Melky Cabrera, Adam Jones, Alex Gordon, Torii Hunter, and Carlos Beltran on the DL. Honestly I’m leaning towards no just because Montero has been pretty solid (Posey arguably hasn’t been that much better) and unlike Posey, Montero hasn’t been dealing with back issues. Thanks in advance.

    • Filkarri says:
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      Worth mentioning Pujols is my 1b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, don’t do it if you’re not feeling it, I’d want Posey

  158. Andrew says:
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    Miley home vs Padres $8
    Masterson @ White Sox $4
    Harang home vs Red Sox $5
    Simon @ Dodgers $-2
    Stults at Dbacks $-7

    Accord to SON. Seems Miley is the only streamable one here. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch any in most leagues

  159. Pete says:
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    Aaron Hill for Iwakuma in a H2H points league where SP runs deep and scoring is heavily weighted towards SP? Hill is in 1 of my 2 util slots with Cano in the other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, take Iwakuma

  160. thegreater says:
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    Need an MI not named Asdrubal:

    Available:
    Prado
    Wong
    Odor
    Dietrich

    Struggling in all categories except SBs and RBIs. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  161. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. in need of hr/rbi. worth dropping gyorko for khris d or david murphy (have pedroia at 2b)? i dropped jedd last year in may and it cost me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can hold

  162. JWray says:
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    Keep Salvador Perez or Devin Mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  163. Kazmir says:
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    Need HR/RBI. Morneau or Howard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morneau

  164. Wild Thang says:
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    Jose Bautisa and Jon Lester for Cespedes and Darvish. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is fair though

  165. nick says:
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    OF are cargo, brantley, Gordon, Myers,Bruce, taveras and polanco. Starters are bailey, liriano, Cobb, haren, porcello, walker, eovaldi, Tillman and Cole. I have the worst ERA and WHIP in the league. Would you trade Brantley for shields or wacha?

    • nick says:
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      @nick: have cuddyer and crisp also at OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  166. flo-g-money says:
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    top 3 for ROS: aoki, pollock, cain, ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Cain, Pollock

  167. Andrew says:
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    Hughes streamable at home vs Rangers today? Been lights out lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  168. Dean says:
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    Hughes home vs Rangers or Masterson at White Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson

  169. James says:
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    Is a 10 team league where we keep 8 every year too shallow to keep holding onto Jose Fernandez? I know it depends on situation, but let’s just say I don’t have 8 top 80 overall hitters and only 1 other top 80 overall pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it

  170. chris says:
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    trying to work out a deals with teams… hosmer is killing my team, i still think he can turn it around, but i need to make a move and in my league ppl want draft picks for following season. who do you like ROS? Top 3 listed below. Its going to prob cost me a 5th rd pick but oh well.

    Moss, Cuddyer, Morse, Belt and Adams…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss, Cuddyer, Adams

  171. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Did anyone at Razzball successfully get the free Domino’s Pizza that Josh Beckett bought us with his no hitter? Because I did not. Servers were blown up!

    (yeah-yeah, you wouldn’t be caught dead eating Dominos, even free. I get it. You’re a food snob and better than the rest of us. Now go rescue a Pitbull and tell everyone how awesome you are about that too.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t even know about it, thanks for telling me!

  172. Party Boy John says:
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    grey how would you rank these

    g cole, homer bailey, beckett, ervin santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Cole

  173. Dean says:
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    Best start today:

    Darvish at twins
    Greinke home vs Reds
    Sale home vs Indiands

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  174. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Right back at ya! *Shakes Fist*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  175. Wilsonian says:
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    Darvish going for a precautionary MRI. He won’t be pitching today.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      Wow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  176. Steve says:
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    11 team 5×5 roto league. Closers are competitive. I only have qualls and belisario. No one will trade one to me. I have 1 in the category and have decided to give up. I have beltre and Frazier (UTIL) but need sb’s. I think I can get kipnis for Frazier, qualls, and belisario from a guy who needs a 3b. I should definitely do this right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  177. Rock says:
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    Brock holt or Denard Span at Util?

    Roster is very deep at OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  178. AKSNOW says:
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    Need to drop a pitcher. Who to drop? Ranking?

    Price, Sanchez, Tehran, Keuchel, Eovaldi, Garza, Estrada, Cingrani, Peralta, Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Garza

      • AKSNOW says:
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        @Grey: That is what I was thinking. Do you think it is possible Cingrani gets sent down though?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, it’s posssible

  179. Fish says:
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    H2h Yahoo std + OPS. Who do you like more for ROS, Springer or Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: loving life if you have both though.

  180. fielder's fatties says:
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    12 team h2h points league:
    I offered my frazier/myers/anibal for his cargo/longo
    He counters my cano/a.jones/frazier/bum for his cargo/longo/carpenter

    For reference, all 4 of my players in the counter have scored 160-170 points so far this year and all 3 of his are in the 150s. His counter is too high imo. Would you counter with my cano/myers/frazier/anibal for his cargo/longo/carpenter? Is that a reasonable counter or hold? I’m not big on Carpenter (and I know you aren’t) but he threw him in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Fielder's fatties says:
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        @Grey: is my counter an ok deal or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Fielder's fatties says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey – two last ideas and then I’ll let it rest.
            Counter 1: My Cano/Myers/Anibal for his Cargo/Longo
            Counter 2: My JUpton/Frazier/Anibal for his Cargo/Longo.
            I don’t want Carpenter – would you do either counter and which one’s better for me? Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take either, 2nd first

  181. jvill says:
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    I was offered Chris Davis, Panda, and Alex Gordon for my Longoria, Springer and Teheran
    I need First base badly, I had Napoli now Moreland. My OF is Jay Bruce, BRANTLEY, McCutchen, Myers, and my SP are Bauer, Eovaldi, Anibal, Minor and Porcello. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  182. OaktownSteve says:
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    If anybody wants to suggest a player to take a look at I have an hour or so free at the moment, I’d be happy to take a look and offer an opinion.

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Stevorino, what about Dozier? Has he tailed off, does he keep up the pace ? Thanks man

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Nightpandas:

        I gotta run and pick up the kid, I’ll post a Dozier write up for you in tomorrow’s comments.

        • Rudacious says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Yea Dozier is a good one.

  183. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper. (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Madison Bumgarner, Kole Calhoun, Michael Saunders.
    get- Michael Cuddyer, Torii Hunter.

    currently last in AVG.
    currently +54 in projected IP.

    is this good, or should I get more?

    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Moreland.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Yelich. OF- Calhoun. UT- Saunders.
    BN- LaMahieu, Duda, Blanks, Cron, Navarro, Flores.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
    P- Shaw. P- Oviedo. P- ESantana.
    BN- Ross, Kennedy, Tepesch. DL- Erlin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  184. T says:
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    10 team, 7×7 (obp & slg), h2h categories, daily lineups, standard yahoo lineups (but add an IF slot and 4th OF), keeper league:

    I get Cespedes (can be kept in 8th round next year) for Alex Gordon and Hosmer (both would have to be kept in 2nd round next year)

    I’m short on power and there’s always guys on waivers I can replace guys with (Granderson, Quentin, Ryan Howard to name a few). However, I’m playing for this year and don’t want to sell Gordon and Hosmer at their lowest values unless it helps me. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  185. Kratos says:
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    Will Myers and/or Carlos Santana breakdown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana just broke down

  186. John says:
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    Hosmer and Cain or…. Lackey and A Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  187. Hondo says:
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    The greatest lesson I’ve ever learned in FBB is to not drop guys like Yordano on the 3rd day of a 3 day weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  188. Greyismyhero says:
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    Ok my smoke buddy, I’m on a mission to turn my big $ keeper into a winner…, with your help I already landed Cruz for Zimmerman, now my mission is Bautista……lets do this man….

    Here’s my roster, keep forever….

    C- Castro
    1- Adams
    2- Lowrie
    SS- Alcides
    3- Frazier
    OF- Cruz (k)
    OF- Braun (k)
    OF- Gomez (k)
    Util- Yelich
    Util- Marte
    BN: S. Smith
    BN: Seager
    BN: Polanco
    DL: Fielder (k)

    SP: Strasburg (k)
    SP: Kershaw (k)
    SP: Peralta
    SP: Smadge
    SP: Teheran (k)
    SP: Roark
    SP: Chavez
    RP: No one of trade value

    He offered Longo/Pollock for my Polanco/Teheran…..which I don’t wanna do but he has Pujols/C. Davis and Bautista on his team…..

    Who to offer for Pujols and Bautista? draft picks next year are in play except my pick #2….

    I need a upgrade at 1st but really want Bautista also….

    or just try to get Bautista or Pujols?

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran/Polanco?

  189. JMAC says:
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    10 team H2H standard 5×5

    ROS Rank

    Hughes
    Cingrani
    Latos
    Pomeranz

    • JMAC says:
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      @JMAC: and Liriano on that list if you see this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani, Pomeranz

  190. Corey says:
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    In a H2H OPS/QS keeper league, is there more value in flipping George Springer for a top tier starter (which I am sorely lacking after injuries to J-Fer and Cliffly) or keep him and just stream in SPs with favorable matchups?

    For full context, my current roster:

    Hitting…
    Mauer
    Goldy
    Pedroia
    Encarnacion
    Bogaerts
    Stanton
    Puig
    Springer
    Billy Hamilton
    Matt Adams
    Kolten Wong

    Throwing…
    James Shields
    Ervin Santana
    Zack Wheeler
    Josh Beckett
    Trevor Bauer
    Drew Pomeranz
    Mike Leake
    Koji Uehara
    Joakim Soria
    Addison Reed

    Hurting…
    Cliff Lee
    Derek Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream probably, but don’t know what he can bring…

  191. booya says:
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    I have 4 guys on the DL in my H2H keeper league. Should I trade Arenado for Cuddyer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  192. tank1 says:
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    Looking for help in power categories, runs and OPS. Available options include:

    G. Jones, Hosmer, Granderson, Soriano, Reddick, Domguez, Dunn, Quentin and K. Davis.

    Best pick-up? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  193. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    12 team mixed H2H 10×10 redraft
    Pick a side:
    A: Bautista, mesoraco
    B: gray, carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  194. jaw says:
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    would you still be looking to sell yordano in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  195. Joesh says:
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    Alright Grey this may be a tough one. Rank these guys ROS, wanna see how your ranking lines up with JB’s on Thursday.

    Here is my attempt.

    Kluber, Keuchel, Kennedy, Smyly, Walker, Paxton, Eovaldi, Hutchison, Bauer

    • Joesh says:
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      @Joesh:

      sorry for double post (is it possible to edit these btw?), minor clarification – use QS instead of W for your assessment if possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Eovaldi, Keuchel

  196. sam says:
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    rizzo or springer in a keeper, same keeper value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  197. Bernie Brewer says:
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    If Hanley hits the DL, it’s pretty slim pickin’s for SS in my 15 team league. The best options appear to be Cozart, Turner, Aviles, B. Crawford (on waivers until TH).

    Any advice? (Besides pray that Hanley gets better??)

    Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! And in the meantime, the prayer hexagon worked!

        A different question, if you don’t mind…no specific category need, in an OBP league, who’s the better OF play: Ozuna or Calhoun?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  198. Los locos says:
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    Would you trade Shelby for Verlander at this time ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  199. Red Barons says:
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    Rajai or Revere ROS? Or am I moving sideways?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sideways

  200. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I think Chris Carter has officially lost his job. Sitting for the third straight game. OBP fellows like me can pour one out for what could have been and reach for the nearest hot schmotato. AVG fellows never drafted him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Singleton is called soon…

  201. SteveNZ says:
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    What’s got you leery on Hughes v TEX tonight? He’s at home and only Rios has been able to hit him in the past…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I won’t ever trust Hughes fully… Afraid of the long ball… If you’re gonna own him though, I guess I’d start him…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How’s that for a huge bid of confidence!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Swamped by it. Swamped I say!
          Don’t own him per se – picked him up for a stream in the FCL…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha… Gotcha

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Uh-oh. My opponent is starting him too! Not sure I can now…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Why can’t I change Span out in a postponed game? Ugh…

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: Is it because it was PPD after other games started?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I guess, I don’t know what happened… Or wha’ happened…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Remember that link that I posted (think it was me) to a story about how the A’s were working to raise the ‘floor’ of their team – making their ‘worst’ guys better, as it were. Reckon it’s working…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d say

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          Oakland…the smartest place on Earth. Weed makes you smart?

  202. AJ says:
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    Jessie Chavez or Alfredo Simon needs to drop one thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simon

  203. Abdoozy says:
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    I was just offered JUpton for Bruce + Teheran.

    No way, right? I’m not sure I’d trade Teheran for Upton straight up..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  204. Andy says:
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    Grey,
    Please rank my sps
    Teheren
    Peralta
    Eovaldi
    Kluber
    Pomeraz
    Porcello

    I would like to drop one to stream or grab Kennedy

    Could also drop Allen cle
    Or aramis Ramirez
    Using headley while aramis on dl
    Plouffe is available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Aramis to stream…

      • Andy says:
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        Headley or Plouffe
        Who would u cut to stream?
        Roster ian Kennedy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cut Headley

        • Andy says:
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          I was wrong aramis has my DL spot since Bruce off dl
          I’d have to cut Bruce or billy Hamilton
          Otherwise need to cut an aforementioned pitcher to stream or grab ian Kennedy
          Could drop Cody Allen
          I have rosenthal uehara krod soria and rondon

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lose Allen

  205. Myles Standish says:
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    Marte vs LHP Neise in NY
    or

    Moss vs Sherzer in Oak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  206. mitchell says:
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    grienke/choo or puig/springer
    grinke/choo or puig/gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig with Gomez

  207. Jacks says:
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    Hanley was a late scratch INTO the Dodgers lineup today. Happy I played him this week.

    Kemp is sitting for fifth day. This is getting ridiculous. Kemp has been pretty hot recently and sports a .343 wOBA overall. That’s top 60 in the league. His wRC is top 50. By advanced metrics he was clearly reestablishing himself as an elite hitter.

    And you don’t play him? Word is out today that the Sox are looking to trade for a CF. Kemp’s value is apparently destroyed now, but are the Dodgers showcasing Ethier? Or is this all Donnie drama behind the scenes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bonkers that Kemp doesn’t play… He’ll be off the team by July 31st

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Also, his average FB/HR distance is 299 feet, which is top 30. Watching the Dodger games, you could see how close he was to breaking out with a monster week. Just missing HR to deep parts of the park, lining out hard with bases loaded etc.

        Just brutal for us owners. His offense would make up for his shaky defense like it always has … Stupid Donnie. Should have sold when Grey said sell, but it was simply too early to give up on the potential upside. My two big buys in my keeper auction draft were him and Fielder :(

        Got lucky yesterday trading Ventura and Yelich for Bautista and Nathan. But I need Kemp playing to make a run.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Long season, he’ll play soon… Might platoon for a bit though, so you’ll need a bench bat…

          • Jacks says:
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            @Grey: Weekly lineups really suck for situations like this!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  208. OaktownSteve says:
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    Has it been raining continuously for 2 months in Philly/Wash/Balt? Jeez Louise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe I can’t switch out Span, so frustrating…

  209. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tale of two line ups

    Tampa 3-5 tonight: Forsythe, Jennings, S. Rodriguez

    Toronto: Bautista, Lind, Encarnacion

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Aaron Harang pitches in some horrible luck. Pastornicky ole’s a grounder up the middle ruled a hit. Chris Johnson clanks a potential DP ball and records no outs. Fertilizer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I got Pastornicky in one league, so I was cheering it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops, meant Brock Holt obviously

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: i would say harang’s likely over this season one of the luckiest people.

  210. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who do you like best of this group

    Garcia @SF, vKC, @TOR, vWAS
    McCarthy vCIN, vATL, @HOU, vMIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  211. Brett says:
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    Gray

    Can you rank Calhoun Cain Wong it is for my utility position

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Calhoun

      • Brett says:
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        Gray

        Do you think Calhoun is going to be regularly sitting vs lefties?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly at first

  212. Hondo says:
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    Wow-RainAgeddon.8 of 10 guys PPD or in a delay in one league.

    I’m getting DT’s.

    WTF do people in Scandanavia do when there is never any baseball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • Burt Macklin says:
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      @Hondo: Curling

  213. Brett says:
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    Verlander stay away or buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay away, but everyone is buyable for right price

  214. SteveNZ says:
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    Second day of the H2H week and my opponent and I have combined for 8 HRs, 26 Runs and 27 RBI for the week so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeez, share the wealth, I don’t think I’ve had that in one full week…

  215. Moronymous Lohses says:
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    I fear that, at this point, Edwin Encarnacion is after the children of the World. Nothing else can explain such violent treatment of a ball. Kids – stay away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  216. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    you would not trade bruce for cobb would you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  217. Henry says:
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    ROS Mejia, Doolittle, or F. Rodney?

    Also, worth using #1 waiver claim on Yordano now that he’s expected to miss just 1 start? 12 team league that counts quality starts.

    Great read as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney… Sure, grab Yordano

      • Henry says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry, forgot to include one. Pick 2 between Frieri, Rodney, Doolittle, and Mejia?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frieri, Rodney

  218. Carter says:
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    Who you like

    Wright, Bautista, Cruz, Price

    or

    Donaldson, Puig, and Bumgarner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Carter says:
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        @Grey: When does Cruz stop hitting bombs though?

        • Carter says:
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          @Carter: Or would you rather trade away wright, kemp, cruz, price and shields

          for

          McCutchen, Waino, Machado

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not especially…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At 27

          • Carter says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for the help my man. Wanna come party in NOLA for my friends bachelor party this weekend, we are considering it a bachelor party/winter meetings and I could use my residential expert.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let’s do it! Beignets and bitches!

  219. Red Barons says:
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    SO(cob)B, I should have listened to SON. Hopefully starting Gray won’t a boo-boo as well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  220. stynyr says:
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    Drop Wieters for Gomes in a 5×5 non-keeper with OBP instead of AVG?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  221. herschel says:
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    @Grey: with recent news of paxton experiencing additional tightness, is he droppable in redraft leagues if i dont have room for him on the dl? thoughts on how long he will be out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  222. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I hope the Chicago/Cleveland start is rained out. There is nothing more annoying than having your best pitcher get a start cut off after 3 innings because of rain, in a starts-capped league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  223. Rondelio says:
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    Khris Davis or Junior Lake ?

    Drop Porcello, Bauer, Archer, Ventura, Eovaldi, Betances first in my 10 team 5×5?

    • Rondelio says:
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      @Rondelio:

      For Melancon or McHugh?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis… Betances

  224. jaw says:
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    drop hutchinson for any of the below? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    rafael montero
    lincecum
    harang
    mcgugh
    betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

  225. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, in need of HR/RBI. how do you rank these guys – k davis, o arcia, cain, d murphy.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Davis, Davis, Cain

  226. BigRedLatrine says:
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    They are putting Mejia in for the 8th. No me gusta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh jeez

      • Carter says:
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        @Grey: AND [Carlos] Gonzalez left Tuesday’s game with a right calf contusion….The oft injured Cargo….is he now 2.0?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, right

  227. HANDSOME ED says:
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    My nightly fix my 2nd base question……..Every time I watch the cubs Valbuena is getting hits and now he’s batting 5th. Is he worth owning long term?

    HE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      GA

  228. The fan says:
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    Hey grey, I’m in a 10 team h2h points, redraft league, also it’s a weekly roster lock league which means if someone by the name of let’s call him Carlos Santana goes on the 7 day DL I’m stuck lol lol.
    Ieven if I were to add a catcher I can’t use him til next week when rosters unlock grr!

    That being said , Santana will prob come off DL next tues or wed, would you just keep him there & hope he comes back no later than wed & doesn’t struggle/ have days off or drop him or someone off my bench for a new catcher.
    I know Santana has power, but he hasn’t looked good this season, I’d rather drop someone else on my team instead of Santana- but when do I throw in the towel on Santana .
    Out of the options available here are the top three Devin mecarasco, sal Perez & Miguel montero. Salty & Ruiz are also available.

    Looking at next week it’s as follows:

    Mecarasco has the giants in cincy, phillies in cincy.

    Perez has cardinals in STL, cardinals in KC, Yankees in KC.

    Montero has Rockies in Colorado, and braves in Arizona .

    Salty has rays in Miami, rays in TB, has cubs in Chicago.

    Ruiz has mets in Philly, nationals in DC & reds in cincy.

    Thanks again. This is my bench; Hosmer, votto, polanco & Harper on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Perez

      • The fan says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks grey- would you add Perez by
        Dropping Santana, or by dropping someone off my bench?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Santana

  229. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. trying to replace arenado (currently starting xander). would you drop calhoun for francisco or stick with xander?

    • HANDSOME ED says:
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      @herschel:

      I can only say thank goodness I picked up Francisco to replace Harper and was able to slide him to third when arenado went down. I don’t know if it will last, but Francisco is carrying my power numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

  230. gareth says:
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    I can’t believe revere just hit a home run. I actually asked mike a question earlier today about when he thought revere would hit one in his major league career.

    It was today apparently!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  231. SteveNZ says:
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    Can i get a double-play for Britton up in here?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Grrrrrrrrrr. Tying run scores on an infield hit? C’mon.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grrrr, indeed

  232. E says:
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    Pls rank for pts leagues:
    Colon vs PIT (12.3)
    Morton @ NYM (4.5)
    McHugh vs BAL (3.7)
    Milone vs LAA (2.3)
    Leake @ ARI (1.5)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them..Milone, McHugh

  233. John says:
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    trade away pujols n harper for chris davis and wacha?? id not Davis and scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      id not Davis and scherzer? What?

  234. MB says:
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    Who do I want: UTIL

    Butler, Aoki, Leonys, Span

    6×6 ops

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  235. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Pick 2 ROS.. Pomeranz eovaldi mchugh

    Thanks in advance !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, McHugh

  236. frankgrimes says:
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    someone offered me Cobb for springer at first I poo-pooed it but what says you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair if you need pitching

  237. SF says:
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    Drop Yelich or Austin Jackson for Khris Davis?

  238. SMLV1 says:
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    Better stash Gio Gonzalez or Taijuan Walker?

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