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Years ago, the movie industry left Mickey Rourke for dead.  He couldn’t get a job with anyone.  His face looked like pot-holed road that a Doberman took a dump on.  His attitude was more disagreeable than Jack’s white supremacist gang from Breaking Bad.  The rumors were he gave up acting prior to his last few movies and what you saw in those last few was simply a cardboard cut-out of Rourke that he bought in Chinatown in the 80’s.  When Darren Aronofsky found Rourke for The Wrestler, Rourke was ice fishing in a tenement in West Virginia.  The ice was methamphetamine and he’d toss a fishing line out a 4-story window and try to fish it out of a drug dealer’s hidden stash.  Then The Wrestler happened and he acted well enough to distract from his face.  Suddenly, the contracts started streaming in and Rourke was hot again.  Then a funny thing happened.  He brushed off the cardboard cut-out for his next few movies and started calling Marisa Tomei at four in the morning to see if she wanted to go get waffles and blow him.  In the life cycle of Mickey Rourke, Nelson Cruz is now receiving acclaim for his performance in The Wrestler.  At 33 years old, it is possible Cruz could have a career year, but he is 12 homers from his career high.  What does he get the rest of the year?  15 homers?  Maybe.  That means you already got the bulk of his stats and it’s barely June.  He’s also a .270 hitter that is currently hitting .313, so what does he do the rest of the year?  15 homers and a .260 average?  That’s Khris Davis.  If you have someone in your league with visions of Diner and Rumble Fish, I’d absolutely explore offers selling Nelson Cruz.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Josh Willingham – I know no one that reads this site is in a league where Willingham is still available, but I’m told by ownership numbers that he’s readily available.  I’m beginning to think ownership numbers are like how many girls you say you’ve slept with compared to actually have.

Lorenzo Cain – If he were named, say, Fred Smith, I don’t think I’d be nearly excited about Lorenzo Cain.  Unless it was the Fred Smith that owned FedEx.  Surprised he didn’t go with FredEx.  I would’ve.  Maybe that’s why I run a fantasy baseball blog and not a billionaire dollar company.  Hmm…

Michael Saunders – You have to platoon him against lefties, or assume you’re just not going to have an outfielder in those games.  I did call Saunders recently Trader-Joe’s-GMO-Brantley because he’s a poor man’s Michael Brantley and I stand by that.  Okay, I lied; I’m sitting.

Denard Span – Going on about 16 weeks in a row of me saying to pick up Span.  So, if you haven’t by now, that means you’re not reading this.  Since you’re not reading this, I thought it was time to come forward.  I was the one that parked two inches from your car that made you crawl in the passenger side.  My bad.  I figured anyone driving a Corvette was smart enough to figure out an alternate entrance, if only barely.

Corey Dickerson – In the preseason, Steamer had a major hard-on for Dickerson.  If that’s a pun, it’s noted. I’m not entirely sure.  I need a Brit to confirm; they’re so clever!  Dickerson wasn’t just Steamer working blue, he does have a solid power/speed combo and plays in Coors.  Yes, please and don’t mind if I do!

Oswaldo Arcia – You’d think I really liked Arcia with how much I keep talking about him.  Well, I do.  That’s almost as predictable as an old Asian lady wearing a mask.  At what age do Asian women start wearing masks?  Is it a rite of passage for Asian women at the age of 70?  I got questions, y’all!

Andre Ethier – This is more of a Hitter-Tron selection that it’s excited for.  Not quite as excited as the first time it saw carlashes.

Gregory Polanco – His time is nigh!  That’s near, not that his time is at night and my T key suddenly stopped working.

Brad Miller – This guy sounds vaguely familiar.  He play for the Mariners?  Middle infielder?  Not ringing a bell at all.  He’s been hitting recently but don’t have any in-depth information because this is the first time I’ve heard of him.

Jordy Mercer – You know the guy at the supermarket that collects the shopping carts and when you see him you say, “How ya doing?” and he talks to you for five minutes even though you were just being polite and didn’t want to actually know how he was doing?  Jordy sounds like a guy that would do that.

Brock Holt – I recently dropped Holt because I didn’t need runs.  I would do the reverse Holt drop if I did need that sorta thing.

Trevor Plouffe – I could sit here and quote you all kinds of reasons why you should pick up Plouffe.  But I honestly don’t have that many reasons.  Just one:  he could hit for power.

Kolten Wong – Keep an eye on whether or not his shoulder is going to sideline him for long.  If it doesn’t, remember he won NL Rookie of the Month honors in May.  Hey, I wonder if Wong’s parents get a bumper sticker that says, “My child was NL Rookie of the Month.”

Tommy La Stella – Funny how the Gods of fantasy baseball work.  La Stella looks like the real deal for average, but he has little power and speed.  It’s like an O. Henry story and La Stella just bought Dan Uggla a comb and Dan Uggla just bought himself hair gel that the comb can’t get through.

Kendrys Morales – I just gave you my Kendrys Morales fantasy.  It was written while reading the Yahoo Answers entry for “Who sang Looking In Your Big Brown Eyes: Bob Marley or UB40?”

Wilson Ramos – I’m going on the assumption that people are in at least ten team leagues.  There’s ten better catchers than Wilson Ramos?  Well, maybe.  But what about in 12 team leagues?  Yeah, possibly there too.  But maybe not!  How’s that for the lukewarm seal approval?

Joba ChamberlainJoe Nathan shouldn’t be the closer right now.  That’s not to say he won’t be.  Teams often go with the girl they brought to the dance, even if the other girl by the punch bowl is flirting hardcore, laughing at all your stupid jokes and saying she likes fantasy baseball.  Worth it to grab Joba just in case Nathan makes it impossible to continue dating.  Though usually the girl by the punch bowl lasts for about a week until she sleeps with your uncle and starts calling you nephew-to-be.

Collin McHugh – Has pitched well, but beyond that the Stream-o-Nator only has nice things to say about his next start too.

Andrew Heaney – It takes a doctorate in Brain Chemistry to figure out Super Two, but I think Heaney’s coming up on the 16th.

Eddie Butler – I’d grab him for some possible rookie nookie as I went over the other day (if you click his name, you’ll see the last three posts where he was mentioned), but I wouldn’t start him tonight since he’ll be pitching at the same altitude as many Penthouse Letters submissions.  Eddie Butler also joins Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson in the Reggie Cleveland Hall of Fame, and joins the White Eddie Club with Eddie Van Halen, Eddie Bauer and Crazy Eddie.  (Note:  Eddie Munster was green.)  Tough break for Forest Whitaker who was all ready to star in Butler’s biography.  You’re a good actor, Forest.  But not that good.

Rubby De La Rosa – I don’t trust Rubby as far as I can throw him, and while I am hella buff, I can’t throw him very far.  In deeper leagues though it’s worth a flyer for Ks.

Marcus Stroman – I already gave you my Stroman fantasy.  It was one part wow and two parts “Oh no he dint!”

SELL

Joey Votto – The Buysellatops, that big lumbering beast, thinks this Sell is cock-eyed like the guy on lookout in Puppetry of the Penis.  That tool (the Buysellatops, not the– Well, you get it) actually is telling you to buy Votto, and, let’s face it, everyone is worth a price to buy or sell.  With that said (reversal, snitches!), I’d sell Votto low.  In the past two years, he’s hit 14 homers and 24, respectively.  Or that’s pretty whatever, disrespectively.  Now he’s saying he will have injury concerns all year.  I don’t doubt he can hit .300 again this year and get decent counting stats.  But so can James Loney!  What are we running a camp for the kids who don’t hit for power and only average?  I’m not running that camp.  I wouldn’t even send my dog dressed up in human clothes to that camp.  I’m not saying sell Votto for a limited edition asparagus Pop Tart, but I’d explore options.

  1. Dave says:
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    What kind of AVG you think willingham can hit for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      .260

  2. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Would you drop the Aoki Pokie for Span? They seem like roughly the same player, but I was hoping Aoki would have slightly more power.

    Also – Confirm or deny? Span has one of the better twitter handles in baseball. (@ThisIsDSpan)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Confirm…. And confirm… Lose Aoki for Span

  3. Anthony says:
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    Hey Grey, would you rather have Doolittle or Cishek? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  4. Eddy says:
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    So nice to see a sell on Votto two days after I got rid of him.

    Sent Votto/Porcello/Keuchel for Moss/Greinke.

    Every time I scroll down as I read the buy column, I get anxious wondering if my player will be a sell. GIVES ME THE WILLIES.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Nice

    • OneI'dWilly says:
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      @Eddy: Hey! That’s not nice! What if every time something was bad I said it gives me a case of the Eddies. Do you realize what you say? Knock it off!

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @OneI’dWilly: You give me the Basterds.

  5. Ryn says:
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    I traded Votto in my keeper league for Adrain Gonzalez Garrett Richards and a 9th rd pick. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Giant Gigantes says:
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        @Grey: traded Votto for Chapman, and was then offered Abreu for Chapman. Yes please and thank u!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  6. Coco krispie says:
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    Grey obp keeper league
    Springer or taveras?
    Bogaerts or taveras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer… Taveras

  7. Rick Slama says:
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    Would you drop an underperforming Desmond Jennings for Dickerson??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  8. Brett says:
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    Grey

    You starting smyly tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him

  9. Fab Five Furious says:
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    Easy question I think. If I can only nab one:

    Span or Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  10. Lil B says:
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    E. Butler, R. De La Rosa, Stroman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  11. SportiveTricks says:
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    Hmmm. My money would have been on Pomeranz making this column after his most recent start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I figured he was owned in too many leagues, but grab him if you can

  12. straight A's says:
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    Jesus Aguilar…any hope? Any opportunity?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AL-Only leagues, sure

  13. MB says:
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    Alex Gordon or Khris? 7×7 obp slg. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  14. LAmont says:
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    Grey,
    I need MR in our 6×6 roto. I picked up Bedrosian but he is not in my lineup (phew after last night) but it’s a pretty deep league and MR help with WHIP and ERA and appearances. If you had to choose, George Kontos or Josh Fields (not sure if I trust FIelds just yet, yea?) or do you have a sneaky MR that would be available in a 16 team roto? I have Strop, Melancon and just picked up Bedrosian and Strohman.
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kontos

  15. Jon says:
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    Do I trade Kazmir for J Zim in innings limit league or just ride kaz till he gets hurt? qs and w count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ride Kazmir

      • sniff test says:
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        @Grey: thats what she said

        • RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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          @sniff test: That doesn’t even make sense, jokewise or otherwise.

          • charlie hustler says:
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            You fail the sniff test. Heck, you fail the joke test.

            Reverse cowboy is lost on the likes of you.

  16. S P says:
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    Would you trade away Ozuna for Cobb? My OF is Bautista, Cargo, Khris Davis, Arcia and Ozuna. Polanco is being stashed away at the moment and Ozuna’s OBP is really not helping so I have a feeling he’ll be riding the pine.

    Do you think Cobb is still a top 60 player? Should I try to trade Ozuna for someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @S P: You can get Cobb for Ozuna? I love Ozuna but he was sitting on waivers for most of the season in both my leagues. Man I wish I got to play in one of these kinds of leagues.

  17. goodfold2 says:
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    dammit, missed d.santana since they still haven’t DL’ed Gyorko even though it’s been 2 days in 20 teamer. i guess it’s mercer time when they finally do it.

  18. TJ says:
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    Thoughts on Pujols & Verlander? Both are ice cold.. They both surely must be hurt..

    TIme to sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sell Verlander

    • Rob says:
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      And then Pujols Homered. I had him on the bench for the first time all season. That’ll teach me, huh?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Rob: yep, i benched him on a 2 homer sunday few weeks ago.

  19. AA says:
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    Who should I drop for Heaney?

    Porcello, Kuroda, Chavez, or McHugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  20. Tony C says:
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    Do you prefer Dickerson, Arcia, Willingham, Hosmer, or Ozuna for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

      • Papajeansegura says:
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        @Grey: Willingham or Ryan Howard? Currently platooning Lind/Howard at 1B while Matt Adams is on the bench. As a matter of fact, throw Adams in the mix as well he is sucking besides avg.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Willingham

  21. Brian says:
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    12 team standard scoring

    Someone just offered me Miggy for my Abreu and Anibal Sanchez. My pitching is pretty bad, but have been able to stream decently to a 9 and 9 era/whip.

    C) Yan
    1st)Pujols
    2) Dee Gordan
    3) Zimmerman
    S) Desmond
    OF) A.Jones, Arcia, K.davis, Bruce, L.Martin, Beltran
    Ut)Abreu
    SP:Sanchez, teheran, Garza, Pomeranz, Elias, Heaney, E. Butler, T. Walker
    RP: Rosenthal, Soria, Mejia, W.Davis

    That hurt just writing those pitchers names…. Do you take the trade and continue to stream or just can’t do it with my pitching being terrible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  22. sniff test says:
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    do you think if i asked for tanaka in exchange for my cruz that is asking for too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  23. Tony C says:
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    add K.Davis and Desmond Jennings too to the list above…

  24. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Looking to add some power in my 10 team H2H league (we use OBP instead of AVG, if that matters…). Send Votto to get Bautista?

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it… You too!

  25. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, 10team roto 5×5. pick 2 ROS. Santana, Eovaldi, Butler, Gio, Cashner, Heaney, Gray, Walker.

    Thanks!!

  26. Coach McGuirk says:
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    18 team dynasty. My Sal Perez for McHugh and D’Arnaurd, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Coach McGuirk says:
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        @Grey: Expected this, I did. Thanks you kindly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Brittons Mittens says:
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    Thanks for all you do Grey!
    Do you think Hill is due and if not, would you look to add Miller in OBP keeper league? Seems like Miller is taking walks lately, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d just go with Hill…

  28. Boston Mike says:
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    Willingham or Ozuna?

    B. Miller or A. Escobar?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna… Alcides

  29. sniff test says:
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    dickerson or willingham? both are available in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  30. Jason says:
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    Is offering Jesse Chavez a fair trade for G. Polanco? Here are my starting pitchers (10 team points only league with an innings cap of 1400 IP): Greinke, Bumgarner, Sonny Gray, Cole Hamels, Kluber, Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez and Tajuan Walker on the DL. As far as CF goes, I have Dexter Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  31. goodfold2 says:
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    in 14 roto teamer, who’s best gyorko replacement when he gets Dl’ed finally. beckham/miller/d.santana/schoop/mercer. OPS/k’s/bb. probably beckham.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  32. Slacker says:
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    Juan Francisco or Dominuez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

      • Slacker says:
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        Thanks Grey! Enjoy the weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  33. phenomenot says:
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    Which Rockies 2b is the better add?
    DJ LeM or JRut

    I dropped Jerko on his foot. I heard he was a fascist or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lemahieu

  34. gareth says:
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    British person here.

    In regards to Dickerson name, i think it sounds like an inappropriate Father offering sexual encouragement to his sons love life “Go on – Dick her, Son!”

    Pun wise, “Dickerson is giving me a hard-on” works. You can also supplant “hard-on” for “stiffy” and the pun is still effectively British. It’s also slightly less vulgar and more school boy giggle worthy.

    Here’s a nice reference guide for the uninitiated (not you Grey- I know you have lived in Blighty):

    http://www.effingpot.com/slang.shtml

    CRAM is even in there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: Only a lowercase “Ha” retort – I’m devastated.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: blatant isn’t a slang word, it’s just a word.

  35. Whatever says:
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    No Love for Derek Holland? I guess its too early for mixed leagues. but in AL only he is definitely worth a look.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  36. kratos says:
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    10 team Start Cain vs. NYM or wait a start? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  37. ram says:
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    Picked up Joba about a week ago when I saw nathan getting roughed up on mlbtv AND he looked petrified. Not sure what the deal is, but Nathan looks awful and he ain’t no spring chicken. That being said, I kinda know Chamberlain will be an awful closer. I am in save whore mode.
    Speaking of save whoring, how do you like Qualls chances of being closer in HOuston for remainder of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Qualls is the closer

      • ram says:
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        @Grey: I know, but Porter doesn’t seem a “stay the course” guy. Don’t get me wrong, I will NOT drop him. I actually gambled on Fields earlier this year and hear is his slash line per my team log on yahoo:
        IP 2.2
        K 3
        ERA 20.25
        WHIP 3.75
        Qualls doing much better.

  38. Meowzers says:
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    Can’t sell too hard on Votto in an OBP league, amirite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  39. happyharry1958 says:
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    Thanks for all the Info!

    Are any of the trade proposals worthy?

    1) My Blackmon, Pagan and Beltran – I would get Rizzo, Brantley and Rasmus.
    2) My Blackmon, J.Lowrie and Porcello – I would get Andrus, Morales and Archer.
    3) My Blackmon, J.Lowrie and Pagan – I would get Boegarts, B.Lawrie and Seth Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 and 2

  40. Jon says:
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    Bottom 3 from this group ROS?

    Eovaldi, Chavez, Keuchel, Kuroda, Stroman, Gausman, McCarthy, Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuroda, Chavez, Gausman

  41. DL Haven says:
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    bruce and votto for moreau and pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  42. anthony s says:
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    @grey h2h 8 team work league …

    josh willingham or arcia ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  43. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Hello Grey! Effin hilarious! Nice parallel betwixt Rourke and Nellie,

    Gotta keep ERA and WHIP low and Ks high – I know, shocker! Would you mind ranking the top three of the following I should start over the next three days?

    Eovaldi @ Cubs ($6.2)
    Keuchel @ Min ($8.5)
    Miller @ Tor ($-6.7)
    Kershaw @ Col ($15.8)
    Zimm @ SD ($14.3)
    Cashner vs Wash ($15.8)

    I guess it’s really only a pick of one of Keuchel, Eovaldi, or Kershaw. Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kershaw, Keuchel, Cash

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: You’re welcome!

        What’s your take on Zimm at this point? I’m surprised you’d leave him out against the San Diego’ers. I’d think Colorado would be scarier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zimm who?

          • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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            @Grey: Jordan Zimmerman

            • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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              @Inglourious Dirty ol’ Basterd: You’d start both Keuchel and Kershaw over JZimm even though Kershaw’s in Colorado on Sunday

  44. Curt says:
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    Ruby De La Rosa or Eddie Butler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  45. vinodole says:
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    Kemp was dropped in a my 12 team H2H league with small (10 offensive player) rosters. Already am benching two solid bats which I hate so I’d need to drop one…

    Do you drop Eaton, Krush, Aramis or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  46. DL Haven says:
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    just read vottoe to be out 3-4 weeks with knee surgery??????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: where did you read this?

  47. DL Haven says:
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    sorry Bruce not votto

    • Jacks says:
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      @DL Haven: I think you need to check the dates of the posts you are reading?

  48. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey,

    The Saunders-Brantley comparison seems dead-on to me.

    I value your media opinion enough that the wife and I started to check out the Fargo series last night. Lookin’ good so far, although we’re only one episode in. I was tempted to run when I spotted an actor from Dexter (the FBI profiler that the sister had a brief thing for), but he seems a’ight enough.

    During the hospital waiting room scene, I commented that that (stutterer) guy on the right kinda looks like that Billy guy from Sling Blade and Bad Santa. A Kindle moment later and my cougs is telling me it IS him. Kinda looks like he had some work done.

    Have you seen Hannibal? Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall fame had a small CSI tech type role. Liked him in KITH, but he almost always seemed to single handedly destroy a Hannibal scene with his “this is my inquisitive look” expression. Ever notice that? Thankfully, he seemed to disappear from the last few episodes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fargo is so good, you will enjoy it or you’ll need to reevaluate… Never saw Hannibal but have heard good things from people whose opinion I trust…

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: billy bob is amazing, so funny

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, really great

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @Grey: @Hal Incandenza: Fargo is incomperable! Simply awesome! So many Easter eggs, it’s like every week is a little gift wrapped up with pretty ribbon and delivered personally by the Coen Bros.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed, really impressed

  49. goodfold2 says:
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    do you really hate bauer’s start @ TEX today like SON does. he looked damn good last start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: TEX is only 20th in home runs scored this year (we’ve already gone over that TEX park factors are more average now, not above), and they have played exactly the league average amount of home games. 115 runs per 29 games. (3.96 per game). now it’s possible bauer himself matches up badly vs TEX hitter types.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: when i said home runs i meant runs scored at home. that could read wrong.

  50. jvillan says:
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    Can you please rank
    Willingham, arcia, cain, Dickerson, Saunders.
    Also for the replacement of gyroko rank these
    Wong, d santana, b miller, j mercer, wilmer flores, la stella
    And which would you keep in 2 dl spots Wil myers, wieters(I have mesoraco), gyroko, or Napoli
    Since I’m going to pick up heaney and dropping porcello. Or should I drop bauer? I have teheran, minor, eovaldi, and anibal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli, Myers… Drop Porcello…arcia, Willingham… Wong, La Stella

      • jvillan says:
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        @Grey: THANK YOU!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Stroman sure looks enticing. Like him better than Butler ROS due to the Coors factor & whiff potential? & would you consider Heaney far better than both? Thanks for a great week & happy weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Stroman… You too

      • Papajeansegura says:
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        @Grey: Heaney, Phil Hughes, or Lackey if you had keep two for ROS? Stroman rostered already.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hughes, Lackey

  52. Bad News Sugarbear says:
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    So would you say that offering Springer/Teheran for Cruz would be a bad idea? I was thinking it could be a slight overpay, which I’m willing to do as I would like an Oriole in my outfield… but now I wonder if that may be a LARGE overpay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could bite you in ass

      • Bad News Sugarbear says:
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        @Grey: yeah…. and it probably wouldn’t be a huge gain for me even if it worked out. OK, I’m gonna pull the offer, thanks much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, h2h, OBP instead of AVG and SV+H instead of SV

    Got a ton of bench hitters on the DL. Vargas, Alex Wood, Wily Peralta are available. No one seems to want to make any trades so I’m considering just dropping a few. What hitters would you drop for any of those pitchers, if anyone?

    c-Gomes
    1b-V-Mart
    2b-Dozier
    3b-Sandoval
    ss-Hanley
    of-Braun, J-Upton, Hamilton
    util-Bruce, Segura
    bn-Napoli (DL)
    DL-Arenado, Belt

    sp-Liriano, Beckett, Kennedy, Kluber, Cobb, Zimmermann, Lee (DL), King Felix, Lester
    rp-Rodney, Romo, Robertson, Clippard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget those pitchers

  54. Goose says:
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    Where are you at these days with Taijuan Walker? Know he’s nearing a return, but he’s being hit hard in his rehab (most recent he threw 4 BBs and hit a guy in 2 IP – he also K’d 4). Are we concerned enough to not stash-n-see… or worth the stash?

    I’m about to activate Cashner, looking for a replacement DL pickup between him, Swisher, Reddick, Santos… It’s an OBP league that counts holds. Don’t necessarily need the SP help, but always can be tempted by the rook nook…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Walker as the stash

  55. B. Baloney says:
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    I sold Votto about a week before his injury. Aww Yeaahhbba. *checks notes* And I sold him for Cliff Lee, so, you know, nevermind.

    Here’s a shot of Rumplemintz to hoping Heaney is Cliff Lee-ish. Cheers. MLUURG–OH GOD THAT WAS TERRIBLE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  56. Coco krispie says:
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    Does Oscar t still play when fat Adams comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly be sent back down for a brief stint

  57. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Suddenly – I want waffles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  58. Jimbo says:
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    Is it time to drop Gyorko? Mother f-er has been killing my average all season. Pick up La Stella as a replacement in a 15 teamer for the Avg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah lose him

  59. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points

    Votto, Cain, and Yelich for his
    Brantley, Cole Hamels, and JJ hardy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, not great

  60. Max says:
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    8 man roto, 1850 innings cap, k/9 league. Drop who (if any) to activate Beltran? Khris Davis, Blackmon, Andrus( or starting SS Alexei), Springer, Pomz or Estrada. I’m a little short on starting pitching depth right now but I am on the innings cap pace. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  61. Adam says:
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    My Pujols, Porcello, Keuchel for his Greinke, A Gon… good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  62. DL Haven says:
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    12 team Head to Head 5×5 cat

    Own only Frieri as you advised earlier not to punt saves

    My votto for his Pujols and A Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

    • weas says:
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      @DL Haven: Yes do that.

  63. smegma says:
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    Sell marte for keuchel in non-keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  64. KING TROUT says:
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    Thanks Grey. What is the inning limit for Heaney, Bradley and Gausman this year? Just want to see if I can use them for the fantasy playoffs. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guys usually go thirty innings past the previous year

  65. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m assuming we’d still want bauer over butler right now, even if both are benches today? obv butler being wonderful today and bauer terrible could shift that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  66. Bob Nutting On Your Face says:
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    Who should I dump:

    Taveras, Arcia, Ozuna or Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  67. Philsfan says:
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    Please accept my apology in advance for this catcher question, but would you lose Castro for him? ROS?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Philsfan: might want to mention who the “him” in your question is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For who?

      • Philsfan says:
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        @Grey: mah bad. Ramos as mentioned above.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ramos

          • Philsfan says:
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            @Grey: thank you, sir, enjoy the weekend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  68. Punk says:
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    Just like Votto – Washington said that Choo will be managing his ankle injury the entire year and will hit for less power because it’s his plant foot. Also, he’s running less. How much less valuable does that make him? Presumably, he’ll only be above average in runs (from the leadoff spot). That said – is he worth my Robertson? I have the lead in saves in my 12-team 5×5 mixed roto league and five other but worse closers. My OF is Braun, AJax, CarGo-heavy, yelich, arcia, and Craig, but I can trade someone for value elsewhere. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Choo for Robertson

  69. Steve says:
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    Would you sell/drop Burnett in a 14-team h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  70. Jon says:
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    Do you trust any of these four in innings limit league?

    Dallas K at SF
    Homer vs. PHI
    Lackey at DET
    Kazmir at BAL

    Leaning sitting all but homer, thanks Grey, have a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Dallas and Homer… You too!

  71. Hawk says:
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    Sell on Matt Kemp in a 10 team 5×5 full season roto keeper league?

    Dickerson, Lake, Ozuna and otehrs avail on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  72. GB says:
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    must bench 1 of the following:

    Alvarez at home vs Kyle Lohse
    Khris Davis at Pitt vs Cumpton
    Corey Dickerson at home vs Ryu
    Brantley at Texas vs Darvish

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  73. Clive says:
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    Would you drop Morneau in a keeper league for either K Davis or O Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  74. Sal says:
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    Would you drop either Calhoun and/or Austin Jackson for Span and Bourne. Need a boost in my offense as it has been dead and boring to watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun for Span

  75. Chris r says:
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    If I can’t sell kemp after this weekend (assuming he does well in coors) is he droppable in a 12-team 5×5?

    I have Bautista, Bruce, Mccutcheon, Rajai Davis, Oswaldo Arcia Wil Myers DL And Kemp

    for 4 OF spots 1 Util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  76. Mangino says:
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    Drop it like it’s Holt, great write up as usual. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  77. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    I had to package Polanco to get rid of Votto in exchange for Freeman. Give me a nod of approval or a stern look of disappointment, fantasy father!

  78. Will says:
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    so because i am slow as hell, i finally took old buy/sell advice and traded my choo for chris davis (putting me at 2 out of 2 *hris davises in my league now). it’s standard counting stats +xbh and obp and slg instead of avg. now that a few weeks have passed and choo has still been decent (and davis still hasn’t really picked it up) do you still like the davis side of this trade? or did i subject myself to a bath? ignore scarcity, davis slots into util and choo has more or less been replaced by waiver bats (ozuna, khris, with pagan lurking on the ww).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went over Choo this morningr

  79. apiatt34 says:
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    Which side…

    Morneau, Aramis and Pomeranz or A. Gordon and Homer Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  80. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    is lynn better than a streamer in league with k/bb instead of total K’s and QS when quintana/leake/tomlin/vogel/milone are also out there? rest of my staff is
    f-her/wily p/cobb/mcchugh/kluber/keuchel/paxton and walker (DL’ed).
    about to grab stroman for today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: used last two pickups of week for stroman and arica (who I DID NOT think was available). he’s 2nd bench bat today, i grabbed harrison to replace cargo and can use harrison at MI or 2b, or OF (how nice). had used 2nd to last pickup on stroman first. Lynn isn’t off waivers till early morning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  81. Jon says:
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    You trust Wheeler at San Fran? or stay away unless he is at home — gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  82. Bob says:
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    Ventura or Pomeranz rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

  83. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    jesus H christ, they really gotta bench both mesoraco AND rosario on the same day, and it’s not even a sunday (national catcher day of rest)!

  84. goodfold2 says:
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    FINALLY with the Gyorko DLing. it’s been at least 42 hours since they announced this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: mercer instead of danny santana because of that.

  85. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks Grey for such great articles!

    next week Gio is coming back , who of these bench SP should I drop? 14-team H2H points league.
    Porcello,
    Chavez,
    Stroman,
    Milone,
    Hutchison.

    Also should I consider dropping another one of these (who would you recommend?), so I can pick up Heaney?
    Thanks again and have a greyt weekend!
    Salud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Porcello…Chavez…

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. papasmurf says:
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    Hopefully Cuddyer gets dealt and Dickerson can be a regular.

    Certainly been impressive all year.

    I wonder if COL will start him vs. Ryu today. Ryu from Korea (yes) has reverse splits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  87. Jimmy says:
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    Drop Torii Hunter, Lowrie, Aybar, or Seager for Arcia?

    C Lucroy
    1B Rizzo
    2B Daniel
    SS (above)
    3B EE
    OF Jones, Pence, Morse
    UTI Laroche, Werth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  88. Jimbo says:
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    Follow up on Gyorko, you think the rest will help and worth stashing in a 15 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have room, sure

  89. Leifer maddness says:
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    hey grey, i need to drop one to pick up a pitcher for the weekend, between, mark renyaolds, jon singleton, or dickerson.

    and what is the best pitcher match up,
    santana vs arizono

    wheeler vs san fran

    ellies vs tampa or

    materson vs tex thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds…Ervin

  90. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Pedroia is stinkin it up out there. Who to fill the hole til he gets his shit together?

    Harrison, Turner, Aviles, Gennett

    • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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      @Inglourious Dirty ol’ Basterd: Oh, and I just traded Shelby for Brad. So, I’ll have Him available on Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner in Coors

  91. Sleepy says:
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    Great stuff, the Dickerson blurb made me laugh, then sob uncontrollably because I passed on picking him up.

    Trying not to make the same mistake with Arcia. Drop The Lisper’s Nightmare, Calhoun, or Castelblahnos for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Castellanos

      • Sleepy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Forgot to mention that it’s a keeper league, but Arcia seems like as good a keeper candidate as Castellanos.

        Have a great weekend. May your SAGNOFs fare better than Rondon did for me today. Ouch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! You too…

  92. mraccoe says:
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    Heaney available, but need to drop one of the following:

    Koehler, Porcello, Dickerson?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler

  93. I have been seeking a phrase to describe the condition I feel when I see a bright shiny new toy. You beat me to it. “Rookie Nookie.” That’s you in the zone. Thanks for that.

    My only question, Grey, is, Ddo you have a phrase or word for how you feel after you read the zillions of comments that now zap at you from the comments section?

    Reading everything on Razzball used to be possible. No longer is. Congratulations!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, thanks

  94. Alex says:
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    You think Dallas K and McHugh will be top 60 SPs rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dallas, yes

  95. Chris says:
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    Stroman over gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  96. goodfold2 says:
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    sure looks like some dude named marwin now has villar’s job since one of them actually hits baseballs for hits (actually a lot of the time this year), what’s better is i was able to waiver him in 30 man league last night. BOOM

  97. Hans says:
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    10 team points league with no bench to ride bad spells, cut Hosmer or Bruce in the utilty spot when Polanco gets the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  98. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Who to drop for Arcia? Jaso, Arenado, B Miller, Reed, Mejia, Keuchel, J Hamilton, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jaso

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: If not Jason, who?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller

          • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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            @Grey: So many holes from underperformers, so little time.

  99. Beep Beep Birdie says:
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    what’s a decent return on votto? moss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s fair

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: really. wow,

  100. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    “I need a Brit to confirm. They’re so clever.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! Hoohoohoohoo…heeheeheehee…HAW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  101. stonepie says:
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    need steals. jennings, span, escobar, or rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  102. Mike says:
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    Drop Jeff Samardzija for Matt Cain now or wait or not at all?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. Dave says:
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    Who you rather have, Khris at PIT vs cumpton OR Stubbs vs RYU at COL today? Leaning stubbs since I need some speed and he mashes lefties. Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Stubbs

  104. Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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    Eovaldi is a sonuvabench!!! Afraid of too many innings and a loss, and here comes the pain! I hate those sons a benches!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Inglourious Dirty ol' Basterd says:
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        @Grey: Ah, not so bad after all. Not so keen on his 3.52 ERA tonight. Bench was okay.

  105. Beardcrabs says:
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    anyone know if Trout is playing today…

  106. Aero says:
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    Looks like Miami is leaving Eovaldi in for one inning too many. Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh indeed

  107. Henry says:
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    Drop cingrani for Heaney? 12 team h2h non keeper

    Have a nice weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it… You too!

  108. bterry says:
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    Blackmon and Choo for c Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  109. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Looks like arcia will be back in the next day or two. Anyways, drop owings for Beckham or miller? Thanks in advance, and for another entertaining and insightful buy/sell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Beckham

  110. LaterTater says:
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    hi grey great stuff

    12 team 5×5 h2h league

    i keep trying to move matt kemp but no takers

    maybe my offers are off…what # player/pitcher for him? top 50?

    i could use a 2B, was going to offer him for dee gordon; seems low but if that’s all i can get then so be it, right??? (my OF are j bats, holliday and kemp and i have taveras and polanco as replacements)

    if you need a quick super 2 expl w/o going to google/wiki, let me know

    thanks

    enjoy the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Gordon…. You too!

  111. Eddy says:
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    Curious as to what type of numbers can we expect from Kendrys should he sign with a team?

  112. Robert says:
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    Pujols and one of Porcello/Ventura/Eovaldi for Wainwright. Which side do you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s depends on needs

  113. JustanUncle says:
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    Zimmerman for Eovaldi…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm, it’s fair

  114. Jack says:
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    In my H2H OBP league the owner of Cargo and Harper offered me EITHER of them for EITHER Bruce or R. Zimmerman. I have a DL spot open and good fill ins for either. What should I do if anything?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo for Zimm

    • Mike says:
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      @Jack:

      Take car-go for Bruce and run.

  115. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Duffy a good waiver wire pickup right now? I’d be happy with a 3.5 era or less 1.2 whip or less and 3-4 k’s a game, will he keep that up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely to keep it up

  116. Jacks says:
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    That Rondon sequence was ridiculous. Three pop bloop hits. Then a real hit. 3 ER and a blown save. So far this week I have had Nathan, Mejia, Cishek and now Rondon blow up. A team ERA that should be 3.35 or so is now 3.49. Want to punt this crap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucked

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: how the hell did you only gain .14 on your era with all of those RP F’ups?

  117. FilthyRich says:
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    10 team mixed points league. I have Solate in my OF. Replace with either Ozuna, Dickerson or Arcia or keep Solarte?
    Also – Same team, Frazier, Lind or Hosmer for UT spot. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna….Frazier

  118. Dr Chym says:
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    Grey,

    Can you help me out and rank these players against each other?

    Khris Davis, Ozuna, Span

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Davis

  119. Dave says:
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    Am I crazy to not pitch hughes today in innings limit league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  120. Tu-Flock says:
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    Grey, drop Ozuna or Khris Davis for Arcia? Non-keeper league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  121. puigleague choo says:
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    Teheran for Yasujiro Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  122. royce! says:
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    Streamed Hammel and own Rondon. Is there a term for when one of your closers blows out your peripherals and loses you a W? Or is it just called “The Life of a Cubs Fan”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… There should be if there’s not

  123. Booster Poosey says:
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    Wong’s shoulder is wrong and Gyorko is now just some Jerk-o on the DL. I now need a second baseman and the pickins’ is slim. I have Scooter, La Stella, Harrison, and Brad Miller- who out of all these fair prince’s should I choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  124. ferris says:
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    thinking about trying to get cuddyer or werth for samradjia in nl only to limit my trade to the American league exposure

    think both of those would be good deals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either, in that order

  125. Mike says:
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    10 team keeper. Keep 4 SP. I currently have:

    Price/Wacha/Minor/Hamels with Kluber/wheeler as possibilities.

    I was offered Gio or Cashner or latos for kluber plus minor or eovaldi.

    Do I take it or stay put????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay put

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Was just offered a tweak to my original message….

        Giving: Daniel Murphy (I have Gordon and Cano), Eovaldi or Minor, Kluber

        Receiving: Gio Gonzalez and Andrew Cashner or Latos

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gio and Cash work for me, give Eovaldi

  126. SteveNZ says:
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    We discussed the other day my trading my Britton and R Zimm for Kenley, which has been agreed in principle. If I send Grilli instead am I giving up too much? Britton is super handy in the SP slot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think that would be too much

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Paps is the other closer I could send but he’s been pretty good…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Grilli first

  127. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , Who will you start next two days?

    Cashner vs WSH (SON$15.8)
    Homer vs PHI ($17)
    Zimmermann vs SD ($14.3)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  128. willy says:
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    a couple days ago you said trout for carlos gonzalez/ellsbury the cargo side won. with cargos DL stind/injuries popping up do you still say cargo side?

    also, with brett lawrie getting hot, should i drop aaron hill for him (he’s 2B eligible). strikeouts are a concern, but aaron hill has his fair share of those as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d back off that trade now… I’d go Hill, but it’s a coin toss

  129. Bob says:
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    Stroman or Bauer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  130. KillerB says:
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    Holding Eaton and Granderson on the bench right now because I’m light on stolen bases (really only EverCab and Dozier). But there’s good OF and other talent out there: Arcia, Dickerson, Willingham, Span, Stubbs, Lind, Wong, Heaney, etc.

    Would you hold either of those guys, and if you wouldn’t — which of these guys would you swap them for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia and Span

  131. Corey says:
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    Grey, I am 4-5 in the stolen base category of my 10 team H2H league despite owning Billy Hamilton. Would like to give my team a little bump to lock that category down but, seeing as we do 21-man rosters and I already have a well balanced team, I don’t feel like I have any redundancies on my roster that would warrant dropping a player to pick up speed.

    Here is my offense. Do you have any recommendations? I usually keep one bench spot for hitters, so I could always pick up a strictly SAGNOF player to plug in as needed, but the SB guys are mostly outfield and, as you can see, which OFs could I possibly bench on any given day?

    C Mauer
    1B Goldy
    2B Pedroia
    3B Edwin
    SS Bogaerts
    OF Stanton
    OF Puig
    OF Springer
    Util Billy Hamilton

    BN Kolten Wong (Added him with the intent of subbing him in for Pedroia whenever I’m behind in SBs, hasn’t really panned out so far).

    • Corey says:
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      When I say 4-5, that is my H2H record in SBs for the season… And here I thought I’d be winning every week when I drafted Hamilton…….

      • Corey says:
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        Ugh, 3rd message like a needy ex-girlfriend… Here are top SB guys on the FA wire:

        Brett Gardner (would love to have him but my OF is stacked)
        Alcides Escobar
        Ben Revere
        Emilio Bonifacio
        Ben Revere
        Everth Cabrera

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no on to drop for these guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could see going Alcides over Bogaerts if you need speed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Recommendations in regards to what? The offense looks fine, no idea how you’re doing in your league

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: Doing very well, tied for 2nd with a 7-2 record, but a few of those wins have been tight rope walks but wouldn’t have been if I just had an extra swiped bag or two.

        • charlie hustler says:
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          Offer Pedroia for Altuve. Sweeten the pot if you must.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure

  132. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on Marte? Dude has hardly played lately and he sat again tonight. Here are my options:

    Dom Brown
    Prado
    Granderson
    Calhoun
    K.Davis (on waivers until Sunday, but I probably can’t get him since I dropped him – like a dumbass and if I woulda been paying attention I woulda dropped Marte – for Ozuna yesterday)
    Bourn
    Markakis
    Arcia

    Stroman
    Wheeler
    Hutchison
    Ventura
    Pomeranz

    Or use as a streamer spot?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: If I dump him for an SP, I would still have Pedro, Singleton, and Kinsler/Dozier to split time between my 2 UTIL slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: but if I can’t pick him up – since I dropped him, I can’t make a waiver claim on him – who am I picking up for Marte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ventura

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks man. I really wish I was paying attention at how useless Marte had been. Probably should stuck with Davis.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  133. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Rizzo for CDavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  134. Fielder's fatties says:
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    ROS: Scherzer/Bum/Anibal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  135. Razzball junkie says:
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    Drop Chavez or Burnett for Stroman? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  136. Maxi says:
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    Dropped Gyorko 2 weeks back for Josh Harrison and now I’m curious if I should drop him for Mercer.

    I have Wong and Pedroia at 2B, Seager 3B, and Simmons SS. I like Harrison sitting on top of Pirates’ lineup, but I’m also wondering where Polanco might slot/factor in for playing time. Would you buy Mercer from here on out? SLG and OBP, no AVG keeper league.

    Appreciate it, and I will pray to the fantasy gods that Cashner pitches a gem and hits a jack tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercer isn’t a long term solution… But neither is Harrison… If you need a middle infielder, go Mercer

  137. Anthony says:
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    @grey hi! 8 team work league question again ehhh khris davis arcia rendon? rendon right 1?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  138. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Bum/Altuve/Marte for Scherzer/Puig/Kipnis? Reasonable or not? non keeper. Is Kipnis a buy low as suggested on razzball radio or not? If I gave Cano instead of Altuve would that be too much? Altuve has been outplaying Cano at this point but doesn’t have the same name value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not reasonable… You’d have to give Cano

      • Fielder's fatties says:
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        @Grey: would you give cano in that deal or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d give Cano

  139. JoeG414 says:
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    This kid from Tampa:Kevin Kiermaier is hot, is he worth a pickup say over Viciedo in a deep mixed non keeper 6×6 daily roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  140. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    what’s up Grey – 2 questions for 2 different leagues: in a keep-10 forever, would you trade kemp and cain for trumbo and cobb?

    and then in a 20-teamer, should I drop Tillman for Stroman? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would do both

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    Sonavabenched by Heyward in the ol’ H2H. That’s the 4th HR on the bench this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I gotta start looking at that bench

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Springer has been so terrible the last few, I really should have played Heyward ahead of him, so that one stings a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  142. JoeG414 says:
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    I picked up Owings to backup Wong this weekend; so tonight DiDi is playing instead and hits another homer. With B.Miller, which of these three would replace Wong if he’s out any longer.

  143. nick the dick says:
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    yo g shields over latos right? at least until he shows something i figured but latos is nice when healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Shields

  144. SteveNZ says:
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    Just as well I started Springer I guess LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  145. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Pujols has been abject this week. Opponent this week offered me Davis for him a couple of weeks ago…

    (maybe if I complain about him he will hit a home run too…)

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @SteveNZ: Saw a stat tonight where he is hitting .157 with RISP…and that’s gone down this game.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Dear oh dear. Time was, he was automatic when he was hitting with guys on base.

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @SteveNZ: Yeah man…it def shocked me when I saw it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  146. gareth says:
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    Should I just go ahead and drop headley? I’ve stuck with him so far but its looking like that upside and the return of the production from his one big season will not come again.

    I already have Carlos Santana and xander bogaerts when are 3b eligible. Also plouffe and Dominguez are free agents.

    Also iis Tyson ross still in a streamer in a 12 team rcl format or has he graduated to a keeper to use most times (just sitting occasionally for away starts against tough offenses)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez… Ross isn’t a streamer

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: he was available in the rcl I’m in, as well as hammel.

        I guess I backed the wrong horse today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  147. nick the dick says:
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    I saw carlashes on a bug today! rare shizz and needless to say it was a weird day…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, was it an Asian girl?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ha more like one of those sex trafficking russian countries. great writeup by the way. you hit the right spot, love me some inner cirlce. makes me sweat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  148. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Plouffe or Seager?

    And

    Span or Ajax?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager… Span

  149. Long Dong Silver says:
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    Yo G-rey– What do you think I could reasonably get back for a Cruz deal right now?

    My Team:

    Posey
    Howard
    Rendon
    Bogaerts
    Alvarez
    Trout
    Bautista
    Cruz
    Craig
    Polanco
    Dickerson
    Morales

    Sale
    Darvish
    Bumgarner
    Teheran
    Hamels
    Eovaldi
    Balfour
    Papelbon
    K-Rod
    Rondon.

    I’m sitting nice at 2nd place right behind an overachieving first place, so I like my team, but I always like to maximize value.

    Thanks, and vape on my ‘friend’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see any real need… Maybe Ian Desmond and a smaller piece? I wouldn’t forces anything though…

      • Long Dong Silver says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah I’m fine sitting tight. Thought maybe an upgrade at 1B, but I appreciate your insight!

  150. gareth says:
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    Was going to activate Matt Cain and carlos santana off my dl today. However I had to drop 2 guys and was unsure who. I ended up dumping my extended batty call mitch moreland and joe smith.

    After dropping those two, I go to put Cain in a starting spot but find that hes locked in the dl for today. I can move the healthy guys back and forth from the bench to starting but not the two former dl guys.

    And now It looks like I may have a guy throwing a no hitter locked on my dl.

    Argh!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @gareth: Your genius plan was thwarted in other words

  151. Zoinks says:
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    I need to pick 5 starters this week given the ton of 2-start SPs. Minor (LAA, @COL), Kluber (@KC, @BOS), Liriano (CHC, @MIA), Skaggs (OAK, @ATL), FIster (@AF, @ATL), Archer (@HOU), Cobb (@HOU), Sanchez (MIN). Thoughts? I gotta think not Skaggs or Liriano at this point, but having trouble eliminating the last….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Liriano, Skaggs and Archer

  152. gareth says:
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    Kole Calhoun or Matt Dominguez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

  153. SteveNZ says:
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    Justin Upton hitting .083 for the week so far. Useless bastard. #abuseworkedforspringer

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Springer, Mesoraco, Upton and Pujols all sub .150 for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, benched upton for arcia today. not good.

  154. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Julio Tehran is good at pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  155. Mello Yello says:
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    I can’t wait to use that 3 AM add (in a wrekly transaction limit league)…there was one week when I only used 4 of my 5 weekly limit…I call that progress) on Heaney…but yeah…Jason Motte, damn you, you DL stash gone wrong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: And this is the 2nd time I’m repeating this exercise in two weeks!!

  156. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Jonathan Niese has 15 consecutive starts where he has given up three runs or less. That streak leads the majors. I had NO IDEA! The things you learn when listening/watching a ball game.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: That is how boring he is fantasy-wise

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mello Yello: what kind of team does any of us have that wouldn’t absolutely want that on every one of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Crazy

  157. SteveNZ says:
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    Terrible effing day. Carpenter, Pujols, Zimmerman, Stanton and Upton a combined 0/20.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Way to neg Pujols into coming alive!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: It’s not generally in my nature to be quite so unpleasant, but needs must, y’know?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, needs must

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Could have really done with that Heyward day, though…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I moved into first in NL-Only with that day

  158. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    The Carlos Beltran “5 Hour Energy” commercial that MLB.COM constantly plays looks and sounds like it was produced by third graders from PS 251 in the South Bronx. The things you learn when listening/watching a ball game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  159. SteveNZ says:
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    WTF? Arcia is pinch hitting?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: Get him in any way you can

  160. Wilsonian says:
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    There’s been little mention of him lately, but damn Doolittle with yet another Kimbrel. According to Yahoo, in his last 17.1 innings he’s got a 29/1 K to BB ratio. Dude’s been sick.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Wilsonian: WOW!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: I just had to go for Gregerson! Hey man, lefty closers are what’s happening…keeping an eye on Andrew Miller now just in case (although he’s a ratio freak anyway)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been insane…

  161. Eric says:
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    12 team yahoo OBP league: would you rather have Adam jones&Teheran or Trout&Kazmir

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: also, would you prefer Cobb, Kazmir, or Minor?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey! One more question, in the same league would you trade grienke and singleton for scherzer or would you try for a little higher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  162. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    After midnight on the East Coast. I’m gonna sneak in a catcher question.

    Ramos or Gomes in H2H 5×5 w/OBP?

    Best available bench OF grab: L. Martin, Cain, O. Arcia, Yelich, Stubbs
    I do need speed, but I generally favor overall production.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes…arcia

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Own Ramos, but was seriously considering Gomes as he hit the wire, then got scooped up again…they’re both kinda borderline top 10 catchers

  163. Mello Yello says:
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    As soon as you see the word Trout…that side…and Alex Cobb for sure…Kazmir is like the AL Tim Hudson…I mean they’re not this good right?…Right? (feeling the world getting smaller around me)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: Sorry that was for @Eric

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Yup!

    • Eric says:
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      @Mello Yello: thanks for your input!

  164. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Rosario or C Santana for pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @the pillar & the stones: Where there’s a Wilin, there’s a non-concussed, thin air hitting, top 5 catcher

  165. Mello Yello says:
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    Please tell me Stroman sticks…I might be in line for a Heaney/Stroman parlay on Sunday, which probably now won’t happen after. i just jinxed that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You jinxed it

  166. ram says:
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    Verlander for Carlos Gonzalez – would you do this? This year only, no keeping.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ram: I mean if you’re asking me would I take Verlander for CarGo, then no, but if I get CarGo, then yeah, even with the “he can’t stay healthy” label

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want CarGo

  167. Mello Yello says:
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    Nope

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: Wow I’m doing a horrible job at hitting the reply button. Sorry again!

  168. JFK says:
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    Matty Carp/Machado (7th)/Werth (8th) too much, or not enough for V-Mart (20th)/Kazmir (19th) in a 12-team H2H keeper?
    Any and all thoughts welcome; thanks!

    • geegee says:
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      @geegee: @JFK: yes, werth will catch fire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  169. Dean says:
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    Stream Shoemaker at home vs White Sox tomorrow in 12 teamer?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dean: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  170. Dean says:
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    Starting or Sitting Cashner in his first start back in 12 team roto tomorrow? Home vs Nationals

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dean: Despite being his first start back, I’m thinking Cashner’s still a must start against anyone until further notice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  171. nick the dick says:
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    ooo glad to hear fargo is good i have it all taped on my dvr and havent started watching it yet. yo in a 12 team would you rather grab walker or heaney to stash over owning bauer? i know ur not big on bauer and i wanna add heaney or taijuan somehow and not a whole hell of alot else to drop.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: or stroman i suppose

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @nick the dick: Stroman, Heaney, Walker, and I would think it’s okay to drop Bauer for the first two and not Taijuan…yet

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Mello Yello: I have stroman, want to drop bauer for heaney basically. I likey me some stroman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s great, it’s on On Demand too… Walker

  172. picard56 says:
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    Sell Nelson Cruz? You are just biased against him. Sure the average will go down, but like last year(before suspension) he was on pace for 40 homers. This is not Omar Infante we are talking about here, so the power didn’t come out of nowhere. Also Camden yards, and in fact the AL East is a right handed hitters paradise. If he only hits 19 homers the rest of the way that is gravy.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @picard56: I think the argument is more about his value, which is probably the highest it will be during the season right now, even if he does hit 40+ homers

  173. yellin yelich says:
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    In a dynasty lge…keep 25 of 36, 12tm, weekly 5×5 best of cats. Would u trade votto AND kemp my 10th round for Rizzo and a 3rd round?? I know it seems like a bad time to sell those dudes and looks extremely low but nobody has been biting and I’m kinda over em. 4 OF lge and ci. I have pujols Laroche machado rendon sano at corners (tho I use rendon in mi) and my OF is jup springer Tavares cespedes Cain dahl renfroe. Grab a younger rizzo or hold on to my sell lows?? Thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

      • yellin yelich says:
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        @Grey: pumpin me up Grey!!! Was hard to ship those guys cuz they were major cogs of that team for a few years but glad to get rizzo and the extra roster spot! !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  174. Dean says:
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    Stream Tepesch home vs Indians in 12 team roto?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dean: Desperation is a stinky cologne

      • Dean says:
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        @Mello Yello: you know no one is asking questions because they want your answer right? We come to ask Grey and your opinion doesn’t do anything for me.

        • Rudacious says:
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          @Dean:

          The more answers the better. Of course we will listen to Grey the most but there is nothing wrong with others weighing in. Grey is still going to answer your question if he disagrees with someone previous answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  175. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Please tell me if McHugh can be trusted. Would need to drop Wily P to find out. Other option is to drop Wily for two start streamer like Floyd, T Wood, or Peacock

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Eric Nosebar: He is 90% trustworthy, which is more than I can say about Wily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Peralta

  176. LeSean White says:
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    Should i trade Cruz for Votto? otherwise, what should i be looking for in return for Cruz at this point?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @LeSean White: Selling a sell high guy for a sell low guy? Hmm sounds pretty crazy to me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way…I’d want a top 25 guy right now

  177. Swfcdan says:
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    Mmmm pop tarts.

    I grab Hughes at what does he do in his first start for me, poop the bed. Him or Hutchison?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: I like Hutch, but still Hughes right now. I think he’s earned at least a two start leash. He sucks it up again next start, drop him like it’s hot Snoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  178. Swfcdan says:
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    And can anyone tell me why Braun is still batting 2nd with Gomez cleanup?

    Surely segura, lucroy, gomez, braun, A-ram, Krush would be a better batting order.

    Think Roenicke has caught Williams bonehead disease.

    • henncoop says:
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      @Swfcdan: Braun does not have his usual power this year & for that matter his typical speed either. Gomez is way better suited batting 3rd or 4th then he was leading off …leave my man Segura there.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: You may be right, I may be crazy, but it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for…and I would suggest that’s still Matt Williams. If Braun starts hitting leadoff or anything below 5, then yes, Roenicke will have crossed the mentally unstable manager line.

      • henncoop says:
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        @Mello Yello: Well Gomez has more HRs then Braun & many of those were wasted hitting in the lead off spot. Hard to argue with LuCroy hitting 3rd either with a >.320 avg. & thriving with runners in scoring position despite the lack of HRs

  179. geegee says:
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    id love to pick up span
    should i drop francisco, loney, or cain for him?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @geegee: Loney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loney

  180. henncoop says:
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    Should I consider dropping Myers who has a power zapping wrist injury & will be out 6-8 weeks in order to pick up Gyorko who I finally dumped but is now on the DL? Currently have Schoop @ 2B. Hoping some time off could be the “cure” for Gyorko’s sucking & he might find his way with a fresh start …I guess the same might be said for Myers but it is a long recovery & a wrist injury. Do I need to take off the rose colered glasses & face the harsh reality that neither is likely to do much this year …Myers or Gyorko? or lose them both?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @henncoop: That’s a real shit sandwich you’re working with there…any other possibilities at 2B? They have not invented a pole long enough that I would even think about touching either at this point

      • henncoop says:
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        @Mello Yello: Was sticking with Gyorko all year till he finally limped off into the sunset & Schoop seemed good as any for starters ….I will likely pick up the hot guy & play him ….considering Scooter at the moment.
        My real question if to keep Myers on the DL or drop him for Gyorko who may be back sooner & eventually be productive for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  181. dk says:
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    Scooter, Leonys & McCarthy or Billy Butler, Desmond Jennings & Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  182. Pull the trigger? says:
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    Should I dump Simmons for either mercer or miller in an espn 12 team H2h?

  183. Fungazi says:
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    Sit Greinke at Coors?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fungazi: If you have all your pitching categories won for the week, otherwise, you gotta send him out there, even @ COL

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Mello Yello: I’m trying to catch up in ERA and can’t get any more pitcher losses for the week. ERA over 4 won’t help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, overthinking that one. Have a good weekend.

  184. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey Dog!!! I’m 2-7 but I’m only 2-3 games out of the playoff mix and I’m winning big this week (No Jinx)!!! Anyway I’m doing some different things that are working so far and 1 of them is I dropped one of my RP’s, He sucked, for another pitcher but I’m gonna drop him today and should I pickup, A- another RP- Chad Quails? B- Pickup Chase Anderson and he pitches tomorrow too?? Or C – Use that spot to stash Heaney for a week or so like you said?? TY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  185. Burt Macklin says:
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    Hunter even worth hanging onto for when he comes off the DL tomorrow? Britton looks solid as the O’s closer

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Burt Macklin: It’s Britton’s job for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not on Hunter

  186. Chris says:
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    Should I pick up Stroman to replace Jesse Chavez, Trevor Bauer or Yo Ventura. Or should I hold what I have. H2H Pts League.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Chris: Chavez. Man I really hope they wake up there north of the border and keep Stroman in the rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  187. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Marte really sucks recently.
    Need R & SB now, do you think him worthy owned ROS?

    And, B Hamilton or S Marte?

    Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  188. Mike says:
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    I just had a guy in my league trade Rios to get Wainwright. First question – who got the better deal?

    I want to match the pitching upgrade. I have Beltre, Wright, and Sandoval at 3B. What do you think I can get for Wright?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waino… F-Her?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  189. Mello Yello says:
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    Despite the old “good hitter is better than a good pitcher” philosophy, I would still say the Wainwright side.

    Try Max Scherzer for Wright, or Chris Sale…or Tanaka…someone in that tier right below Kershaw/Darvsh/Wainwright

  190. Jiggy Nits says:
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    pick a side: domonic brown(7$) vs matt kemp(31$)? NL only roto keeper 5×5

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Dom…don’t like either, but that’s steep for Kemp given his current valuation would be in the 15 to 20 range

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Mello Yello: #1 priority is winning this year. i mean at this rate dom aint a keeper at 7. thanks for the input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  191. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Matt Cain was sure he found the glitch in his mechanics right before he got injured. He was great that night and last night. I say BUY now. Ry Zimmerman for Cain, or should I ask for a bit more? Thx!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cain

  192. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Tight matchup in 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H. All offensive cats are close, but my lineup’s good so all I can do there is hope they hit. On the pitching side, it’s hairy. I have 1 pickup left this week, my opponent has none. I have 2 starts left (Cobb v Sea and Gray @ Bal today), my opp has 5 (though 1 is Shelby @ Tor today, which should help me). I’m down 1 W, 1 QS and 0.05 WHIP, and tied in SV; K and ERA are out of reach. Best weekend starter available is Miley v Atl today. Should I a) grab Miley; b) grab Belisario or Rondon and hope for SV (I already have 4 closers, opp has 2, but his are better); c) hold move and see what I need tomorrow, even though the SP options will likely be worse.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Is McHugh still available? He’s decent against Minny tomorrow. Otherwise, Miley vs. ATL (channeling my inner Frank Pantangelli) Ahhhhhh yeah, sure (this was before they were going to kill his brother if he talked, so there’s that too)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Who are your closers? (Why am I already thinking Mejia will be in this mix after the comment “I have 4 closers, he had 2, but his are better)

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Mello Yello: Soria, K-Rod, Nathan and Mejia (of course!). He has Street/Romo.

        McHugh long gone. The only Sunday starter available with positive SON value is Stults v Was (2.0).

  193. Dan Rydell says:
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    Asdrubal Cabrera or Jon Singleton for a UTIL spot? Seems like just an upside play with Singleton but I’m not sure it’s worth the risk.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Dan Rydell: Singleton ROS…Cabrera if you’re one for buying T-Bills

  194. Murf says:
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    Adam Jones or Chris Davis ROS ?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Murf: Can’t we just have both?

  195. The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey,

    NL only 12 TM (no bench) 5×5 roto league (all players play) Dynasty

    Drop Josh Collmenter for Andrew Heaney?

    How much of FAAB would you drop on him?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @The talented Mr. Dope Man: How much of your hundo do you have left? All things being equal, $8? Look how much Singleton went for, then back it up some

  196. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench 1

    (10) Choo @Home facing Tomlin
    (15) Springer @MIN facing Gibson
    (23) Rios @Home facing Tomlin
    (57) Rizzo @Home facing Wolf (Lefty)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SMLV1: Kinda wish I had this conundrum, but I’ll go Choo, and you can hate me in the morning!

  197. Fish says:
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    Yahoo 6*6 with OBP and QS:

    Cespedes & Lester
    or
    Werth & Price

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish:

      It could also be a package deal of

      Lester & T. Ross
      for
      Price

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @SMLV1: Can’t sit Dozier really ever right now

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Mello Yello: Woops sorry bud, meant to put that down below…I feel like Lester and Price are on the same level, so why give up Ross too?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fish: Cespedes/Lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: These aren’t good trades

  198. vinodole says:
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    Last UTIL spot, drop Joyce for Dickerson or Kendrys (thinking ROS)? I’m assuming this is my last chance to get Kendrys…

    Also, Gyorko replacement, points league with more for each XBH so La Stella isn’t worth much, who do you prefer out of Mercer, Owings, or Valbuena ROS?

    Thanks mello!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @vinodole: Wow name recognition, thanks bud! (This will go straight to my head)…I think you’re correct about his lack of availability in the coming days, but I see Dickerson playing himself into more playing when/if CarGo comes back

      Owings with the occasional pop to get those XBH you so desire, and for SAGNOF purposes (I assume steals will help as well)

      • vinodole says:
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        @Mello Yello: @Mello Yello: Cool, thanks! While I have you smitten with name recognition, here’s my current predicament:

        Stroman and Heaney are both available in my keeper league (I know – crazy right!?!). The reason I haven’t grabbed them yet is that I like my worst pitchers, but I’m starting to reconsider…

        Please pick three out of the following for ROS/keeper (I’m in 1st so want to compete this year, and I’d only be able to keep one of these pitchers):

        Colon, Estrada, Stroman, Hutchison, Heaney

        I feel like you’re gonna tell me to drop Bartolo the Fatty or Estrada but I honestly expect them to have the most points (ie best numbers) at the end of the season, but feel free to tell me I’m a fool :)

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @vinodole: You’re no fool because you basically predicted what I was going to say. I picked Stroman now because he’s here, and Heaney is not, so I’m not sure how Heaney will do in the bigs, although the signs are saying he’ll be just fine, but I can’t see any way the Blue Jays move Stroman around now, which has been my chief concern about him all along.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @vinodole: Mercer is red hot right now…not a ton of track record to say he will keep it up, but label me intrigued

  199. Bob the builder says:
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    Hey grey great posts as always!

    We have two RP’s slots, one of my spots is Dallas keuchel, the other one I’ve been streaming each week.

    Here’s who I’m looking at;

    Collmenter (who has Houston at home @ dodgers)

    Dice-K (who has brewers at home & padres at home)

    Brandon workman (who has o’s at Baltimore & Indians in Fenway)

    Will workman be suspended?

      • Bob the builder says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Also, with all this talk about Heaney, would you drop either zach wheeler or lackey for him ? My other pitchers are Strasberg , tanaka, mad bum, cueto – we start 3

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler

  200. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench 1 2B for tomorrow –

    (55) Phillips @Home facing Buchanan
    (59) Dozier @Home facing McHugh

    Bench 1 for tomorrow –

    (5) Moss @BAL facing Jimenez
    (10) Springer @MIN facing Deduno
    (14) Choo @Home facing Masterson
    (30) Rios @Home facing Masterson
    (32) Rizzo @Home facing H. Alverez

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SMLV1: Tough to sit Dozier really ever right now

  201. Win Twins says:
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    Walker or Heaney or Stroman?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Win Twins: Stro-dog…assuming he’s in the rotation

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Win Twins: I really do like Heaney though. He’ll get a bunch of starts in Crayola Canyon too. Definitely keep a close eye on it, but right now, and esp. after yesterday, Stroman

  202. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. No real hope for verlander right? Was offered him for my Holliday where I have too many outfielders….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: I’d take Verlander for Holliday if I really needed pitching and had too many OFs… No faith in him, but there’s no downside if you don’t need Holliday

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: same owner offered Holliday/l Martin/chavez for j zimm. Outfielders are Heyward, Bruce, rios, Arica, Dickerson, Polanco, Holliday and Martin. We only start 3 of plus a dh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure take Zimm

  203. halkster says:
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    drop hill for josh harrison?
    thanks

  204. dan says:
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    I asked earlier and you said trout < cargo/ellsbury. after the injury are you still on the cargo side of this deal?

    also, is it time to start considering picking up brett lawrie at 2b over aaoron hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dan: Trout side is better… Hill still

  205. Dean says:
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    Best start today:

    Sale at Angels
    Buehrle home vs Cards
    Scherzer home vs Red Sox
    Duffy home vs Yankees

  206. Dean says:
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    Rank?

    Shoemaker home vs White Sox
    Garza at Pirates
    Tepesch home vs Indians
    Ervin at Dbacks
    Phelps at Royals
    Duffy home vs Yanks

  207. jal179 says:
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    I just dealt Niese and Seager for Samardjia and Gio Gonzalez. I’m 6th out of 10 but have been unlucky on matchups so far.

    The wire has been kind to me with Dee Gordon, Angel Pagan and Brandon Moss.

    Dumping Prince for Rizzo was lucky too.

    I missed tho when I sent KRod for Ervin Santana… hoping Ervin turns it around. Doolittle has eased the pain of no Krod

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @jal179: Lefty closers like whoa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  208. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Asche is in a holding pattern but I covet him because I have Franco as his handcuff. Would you trade either Ichiro or Schierholtz for Asche? 20 teams thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ichiro

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @2 Giant rings: Ichiro I can see, definitely hold Schierholtz

  209. dan says:
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    ozuna or polanco?

    • dan says:
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      @dan:

      also, ian kennedy or ervin santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  210. jal179 says:
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    Ozuna or Beltran ROS Grey??

    Beltran still stashed on my DL and O has been hot but hitting 6th or 7th dont help him much does it…

    Beltran Zombino finally die this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        thx sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  211. Andrew says:
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    Shoemaker home vs White Sox ($9)
    Garza at Pirates ($10)
    Volquez home vs Brewers ($5.9)
    Ervin at Dbacks ($6.2)

    You agree with that? Shoemaker seems high and Ervin low to me..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Ervin, Garza

  212. Andrew says:
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    Samardzija has a 6.50 ERA last 4 starts, start or sit at home vs Marlins today? 10 team Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  213. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Grey, any comment on my Miley vs closer vs hold till tomorrow question @ 7:06 above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you just repost your question?

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: sorry, cut/paste near impossible on my phone and am in car now:

        Need to use last move this week on a P in 6×6 (OPS/QS) H2H. All hitting cats close. Down 1W, 1QS and 0.05 whip, tied in SV. I have 2 starts (Gray, Cobb) and 4 closers, opp has 5 starts (1 rough one today, 4 good ones tomorrow) and 2 closers. Best SP avail is miley v atl today (best tomorrow is Stults at 2.0 on SON). So: a) grab miley; b) grab rondon or belisario and chase SV/whip; c) wait till tomorrow and see how I stand?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Belisario

  214. Chris says:
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    Have been struggling at DH but was able to get Willingham there now. When K. Morales signs and actually plays would he be worth plugging in over Willingham ROS in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato-tomahto

  215. Andrew says:
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    Elias only a $3 on the SON today at TB. Is he streamable here? I would have thought he is closer to a $10 rating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s risky… I’d do it in some leagues, and am in a 15 team league

  216. SoSayethI says:
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    14 team keeper, 6×6 with OPS and K/9
    Try and trade Yelich (18th round) along with a 9th round pick for Homer Bailey (8th round keeper)? Is this even enough or do I need to offer more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, try it

  217. B.o.B says:
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    Kendrick or Rendon ROS in 10 team OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks buddy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  218. Party Boy John says:
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    grey please rank morenau, arcia, lind ros… OR DID I JUST DO IT?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine like that

  219. Swfcdan says:
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    Shoemaker or Wolf? Deeep 16 teamer where I there’s only a handful of starters out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Wait Shoemaker’s been booted from the rotation hasn’t he? Last 2 outings only 2IP in each.

  220. Swfcdan says:
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    Weeks or B Phillips? Same deep league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  221. dan says:
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    scherzer/rios or lester/ozuna/wilson

    scherzer/rios or lester/alex gordon/ ian kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer sides

  222. Halkster says:
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    3b & ss
    Which two
    Bogaerts, Castro and aramis Ramirez?
    Odd man out a hold or drop to stream?

    • Halkster says:
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      Asdrubal , Aybar, Reynolds, Plouffe , Dominguez on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Aramis

  223. Wilsonian says:
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    Francona saying the ultimate goal is to get Axford back into the closer’s role. I love the absurd infatuation with guys who are the “closer” or who have been. Allen has been solid lately, the Tribe is playing better, so lets get the guy who completely sucked in the position back into it just because he was the “closer”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty asinine…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: or pretty anti-arbitrationary for Allen. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty here. It’s all about money. They can’t tell me it’s for anything else. Because it sure as shizz ain’t about winning ball games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, definitely a money issue…

  224. Mike says:
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    Is Lester the more valuable ROS option between him and Minor?
    6*6 w/QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  225. Max says:
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    Which of these two OF’s is a fair offer for Ellsbury?

    Cespesdes, Blackmon, k. Davis, Beltran , springer, moss, jay Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer and Blackmon

  226. Party Boy John says:
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    grey did you used to smoke alot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 3/4 a pack a day… Decent amount…

  227. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    wonder what you could get for an asparagus pop tart?
    NL only QS league haren just got dropped (8 homers in last 33 innings). drop liriano/a.wood/floyd for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Liriano

  228. Burt Macklin says:
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    Was just offered Chris Davis, Granderson, and deGrom for my Rizzo and Heaney…

    Worth accepting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  229. DiRo says:
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    In a standard espn league, keepers for the next 3-5 years

    would you trade Verlander and Puig for J Fernandez and A Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  230. dan says:
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    start sit:

    alex gordon vs NYY
    hunter pence vs NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both though

      • dan says:
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        @Grey:

        accidently left choo in my lineup ( i want to start both too) and i refuse to sit Trout

        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  231. SoSayethI says:
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    Bruce has twice as many SBs and he does HRs. What is going on in this world.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @SoSayethI: It’s the old “im doing shizz all else so might aswell try and start running to help my fantasy owners” move. Maybe we should have a glossary term when players do this, start stealing bags out of nowhere seemingly just to keep them fantasy relevant (we all know they own themselves in fantasy leagues!).

  232. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    K Davis or Wilingham? 10team H2h. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  233. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    drop Wily Peralta for Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  234. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    jesus, what the hell is wrong with Cobb?

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Swfcdan: wasn’t he really good for like a year and a half? i’m thinking the razor would say it’s 2 of the last 3 starts that are out of what’s to be expected rather than previous year and a half, and handfull of this year starts as well.

  235. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Also,

    Pomeranz or Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  236. Seattle Mack says:
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    None of the UB40 hits in the US or UK were ever originals. All covers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  237. Long one says:
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    Rank thes of ros

    16 team h2h and not a lot on the wire

    Holliday
    Beltran
    Ozuna
    Dickerson
    Granderson

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday, Ozuna, Beltran

  238. Fish says:
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    What the ef with Rosario??? I got him as the 5 catcher off the board at the draft thinking I got a steal, and now all I want to do is strangle some puppies. (Please don`t call PITA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  239. Peace to all says:
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    Rank rest of season

    16 team h2h

    Darvish
    Minor
    Hutch
    Colon
    Smiley
    Wood

    Drop any for
    Duffy
    Vargas
    Younge
    Koehler
    Strailey
    McCarthy
    Feldman

    Or should I move some bats to pick up another strong starter

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon for McCarthy

  240. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    jr lake or arcia ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t see it on my phone

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I hate your phone

  241. Bunny says:
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    Any thoughts on Cobb? Heading to the DL again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just a bad game plus hopefully

  242. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Done with Gray. You can’t walk over 3 per 9 and be worthwhile in 10 team fantasy leagues unless you’re striking out 8+ per 9.

    I’m staying away from him next year, too. He’s fastball/curveball. Another fastball/curveball guy who crashed back to earth after an excellent start to his big league career: Shelby Miller. And Gray doesn’t get to face pitchers, like Miller does.

  243. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    Are you warming up to Tomlin? Added him a couple weeks back and can’t seem to drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really except in deep leagues

  244. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    how long does a hip flexor strain take to heal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends

  245. Bunny says:
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    Can you discourse on the subject of Morales as a Twinkie please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went over Morales last week

  246. SteveNZ says:
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    Sonavabenched by Santana in the H2H today. That’s the 5th HR on the bench this week so far.

  247. Rondelio says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who do you like ROS – Willingham, Arcia, Dickerson, Khris Davis, Span?
    I own Arcia right now, should I drop him or Aoki for one of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  248. Cole says:
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    So Marte is in a platoon now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks that way for now

  249. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Man, Aaron Hill is hurting me and I have him in both of my leagues. I believe the idea that he can be top-5 at the position, but he’s making it hard to stick with him. Should I add Mercer in a M. Reynolds drop? I’d be settling on Chisenhall at 3B (Arenando on DL). If I just endure Hill’s slump, I have other needs that dropping Reynolds could fill.

    Do you think I could get a better 2B via trade for Chavez, or does Chavez’s last month kind of make that hard sell? If so, would I be okay to drop Chavez in 12 team 6×6 w/Holds league? 1400 IP cap, I have Felix, Teheran, Kluber, Eovaldi, Gio, and the aforementioned Chavez. Plus the relievers. It might be harder to move Chavez in this setup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Mercer, you can’t get anything for Chavez

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: Would you say it’s okay to drop both Mark Reynolds and Chavez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: Would you say it’s okay to drop both Mark Reynolds and Chavez? Should I consider add Holt instead of Mercer?

  250. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    phil hughes or tanner roark ros? would you drop g cole?

  251. dan says:
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    with the guy above me on aaron hill, it’s frustrating. thought i had a savvy draft pick..

    do you think chris archer for briann mccan is fair? kind of a weird trade, but i need to catch up in my catcher category for starts (way behind pace)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  252. stonepie says:
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    juan francisco looks like 2013 brandon moss at this point. ~.250 average, kills righties, needs to be benched vs lefties. tons of fly balls + unreal power= lots of home runs.
    think he could hit 30 homers this year in a part time role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could, prolly closer to 25

  253. "DL"ed says:
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    12 Team Head to Head

    C Santana
    Chris Davis
    Jason Kipnis
    Ryan Zimmerman
    José Reyes
    Khris Davis
    Matt Kemp
    Jay Bruce
    Adam Lind
    Leonys Martín
    Oswaldo Arcia
    Carlos González
    Joey Votto
    Mark Trumbo
    Bryce Harper
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Matt Garza
    Ernesto Frieri
    Drew Pomeranz
    Phil Hughes
    Ryan Vogelsong
    Wily Peralta Mil
    Tyler Skaggs
    Shelby Miller

    My Bruce and Martin for Verlander, I would stream pitcher with the open spot

    Thanks for your consideration

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce side

  254. Rondelio says:
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    Last one: K. Davis or Ozuna?
    Also add Stroman for Wade Davis, Bauer, Ventura, Betances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna… Bauer

  255. john says:
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    If Cole goes DL looks like a miss 2 starts type thing I hope either would u pick up gausman and drop tvwalker out of DL spot or just deal w missing the coke starts and hold gausman (not sure he even stats up)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t drop Walker

  256. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    does this deal look good for me. my pujols/gray for opp’s bumgarner/rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: now to see if opp values gray or pujols as highly as i think he might.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  257. Jon says:
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    5×5 keep 18 league where I have Harvey, an owner is asking me what I want for him. Jose Abreu fair? Segura and Springer are the only other young batters he has that I’m interested in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu

  258. Fungazi says:
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    Looks like Castellanos is heating up. Drop one of Howard, Castellanos, Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  259. mike says:
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    Hey Grey would you trade bautista for freeman and Philips? I’m in a 10 teamed and 2b is my weak offensive spot with Wong currently holding it down..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  260. Bunny says:
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    Nathan again gets roughed up. Missed out on Cody per your advice a few days ago….. Would you now drop Nathan for Joba?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bunny: Any way you can handcuff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  261. goodfold2 says:
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    remember last year when brantley and saunders were ranked almost exactly the same.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @goodfold2: Good times…add/dropped them both

  262. Party Boy John says:
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    teheran for b moss? fair?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Party Boy John: Love them both…I think if power is a concern, go for Moss, but all things being equal, Teheran is a total stud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fairish

  263. Mello Yello says:
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    Okay everybody off the Jenrry Mejia bandwagon on three…1,2,…

  264. Mello Yello says:
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    Also Danny Santana…supernatural (2B/SS/OF eligibility? Whhaattttt?)

  265. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Keep this in mind while reading this post:

    Chris Sale just got back from the DL. He was put on the DL because of an injury he sustained while throwing too many pitches.

    The White Sox have a 5 run lead heading into the bottom of the 8th inning. Sale’s cruising, great, fantastic. All of that and a box of red velvet cupcakes. Goes into the 8th having thrown 94 pitches. Okay, maybe he gets a quick inning, but it still makes sense to just let the bullpen handle a 5 run lead, with the bottom of the order up.

    First batter: double. 98 pitches. Okay, maybe you pull him now. Next batter: hit, run scored. 99 pitches. Things are going south, pull him? pls? Next batter: should be DP, instead it’s an error. 100 pitches. Blood pressure rising. I can haz Sale out? Next batter: 9 pitch single. Great, now Mike Trout is up. Oh, and what do you know, he pulls a Mike Trout and hits a great 2 strike pitch 410 feet to CF for a grand slam.

    Now I’m crying in my oatmeal, and I’m going to throw my bowl into the TV when we find out Monday that Sale is going back on the DL after having needlessly thrown 115 pitches.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Putting aside fantasy baseball frustrations (I don’t own him anywhere), it would be genuinely interesting to know what the manager’s through processes were around that.

      Seemed a no-brainer I’m sure to everyone here to thank him for his work and tell him to take a seat – so why didn’t he? Would really like to know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  266. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Stults at home vs Nationals? ($3 SON)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Andrew: Not seeing much value in that play, but if you are a hopeless, desperate individual, then okay…and we can go by the bay, I just may, what do ya say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  267. Andrew says:
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    You like Hutchison at home vs Cards? $7 on SON

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Andrew: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s decent enough

  268. goodfold2 says:
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    moreland or carter to platoon with juan f. in 20 teamer? Dude had tried to trade me Moreland hours after waivering him. he wanted cecchini the roman god of walks. nope, i figured moreland would be dropped less than 8 days or so later. i was right. i currently have juan f/carter at first due to fielder missing whole rest of season.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @goodfold2: Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @goodfold2: Although now that’s he’s getting ankle surgery, I will kindly retract said statement

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mello Yello: yeah, i noticed that not long after asking this. although it’s not really possible his previous owner in this 20 team league could’ve known this when he dropped him.

  269. Andrew says:
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    Please rank:

    Deduno home vs Astros (-$1.7)
    Saunders home vs Indians (-4$)
    Stults home vs Nationals ($3)
    Kuroda at Royals ($0)
    Buchanon at Reds (-4)

    Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Andrew: Kuroda/Deduno/Stults/Saunders/Buchanan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go by SON

  270. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m on the verge of doing my R Zimm + Britton for Kenley in the ol’ h2h, as discussed previously.

    I also have Panda as a 3B option I could send (I think). If memory serves, you preferred to send Zimm ahead of Panda. Why so? The ROS rater likes Zimm better.

    Are you worried that Zimm can’t stay healthy, and are you thinking that Panda has more improvement in him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Zimm to stay healthy, or even be playing through a shoulder injury right now

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: OK, thanks. Zimm + Britton for Kenley offered and accepted.

        I’d like to have sent Grilli instead of Britton as Britton is pretty valuable in the SP slot to me, but Britton is the one he wanted.

        Britton and Grilli should be much the same in the end though, shouldn’t they?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, more or less…

  271. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick two OFs for ROS?Arcia , Ozuna , Markakis , Span , Marte, R Zimmerman (if got OF slot)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm, Ozuna

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Zimm (with injury concern) or Ozuna over Arcia? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Thanks.

  272. SteveV says:
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    Should I pick up Gausman and drop Bauer? I thought i read Gausman one get oine start and then stent back down but he did pitch well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  273. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Might as well throw another Gausman question in – drop Colon for Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  274. dan says:
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    a week ago you said dont buy low on matt cain, still holding that view? obviously everyone has a price, what would you say matt cains is?

    also how about alex cobb, buy low on this guy??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy low on Cobb… Maybe #3 OF for Cain?

      • dan says:
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        @Grey:

        would you trade ozuna or alex gordon for either? i have too many OF’s at the present time… but i think i could buy with a lower player

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, either for Cobb or Cain

  275. dan says:
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    start 2:
    a gordon vs kuroda
    pence vs wheeler
    choo vs masterson
    ozuna vs arrieta (chc)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Gordon

  276. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Starting Wheeler @ SF (8.0 SON) and Kuroda @ KC (0.0 SON) ? 14 team standard 5×5 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both

  277. Justin B says:
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    ROS rank these OF’s in a H2H league, counting OPS:
    Arcia, Revere, R Davis, Calhoun, G Jones

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Calhoun

  278. tyson says:
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    lester/alex gordon/hunter pence for cobb/mccutchen

    lester/alex gordon/choo for cobb/mccutchen

    grienke/lester/pence/a gordon for bumgarner/mccutchen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen side in any, the first is the best

      • tyson says:
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        @Grey: thanks! so are you saying choo> pence ROS?

        i guess i didnt know what you meant by the first trade was the best, as in the best offer, or the best trade for me (trading pence instead of choo). thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  279. Rondelio says:
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    Should I start Archer vs. Seattle today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  280. Andrew says:
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    Can you rank for today?

    Bailey home vs Phillies
    McHugh at Twins
    Shields home vs Yankees
    Zimmerman at Padres?

  281. Tim says:
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    Which pitcher would you rather have for this week; I’d be starting at the RP position. Dice K(2 starts) or Tomlin’s one start next Saturday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomlin

  282. Wilson says:
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    Proposing Votto trade

    (1) My Votto for his J Upton
    (2) My Votto for his CarGo (DL)
    (3) My Votto for his Ellsbury

    Thoughts appreciated.

    • Tedd says:
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      @Wilson:

      Votto for ellsbury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, just concern Upton is not stable…
        When CarGo come back from DL, still Upton over CarGo ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  283. hankg says:
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    Trade Scherzer for Pedroia? Pedroia would replace Kendrick and my other starters are Teheran, Minor, Bailey, Zimmerman and Stroman. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  284. HudsonRiver says:
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    I have Cutch, Stanton, Springer, K Davis, Yelich in my OF and Just got offered Kershaw/Hunter for my Cutch? Pull the trigger or hold? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  285. Jim says:
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    Thinking about streaming Archer and McHugh in a 10 team mixed roto league where I’m behind in innings. Any thoughts on either of them today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both

  286. Andrew says:
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    Stream or Avoid Deduno at home vs Astros today in 12 team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him in most instances

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Andrew: A blah start should be known as a Deduno

  287. Gogogodzilla says:
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    Trade

    1 Lester for holiday

    2 cano and smily for stras and evaldi

    3 Rank ros 2b

    Odor
    Mercer
    Lastella
    K johnson
    Scooter
    Weeks
    Roberts
    Schoop
    Valbuano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lester, it’s fair 2. Stras, it’s fair 3. La Stella, Mercer

  288. JoeG414 says:
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    B.Miller or Owings as a backup for my infield of Wong, Simmions and Rendon.

    Also , as an extra bat :Choice or Kevin Kiermaier ?
    6×6 daily mixed roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller…Choice

  289. Long Bawls says:
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    J. Abreu/F. Rodriguez fair for C. Santana/A Jones? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  290. Mello Yello says:
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    Isn’t the question Kevin Gausman vs. Miguel Gonzalez ROS totally laughable?…does Buck know that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: Oh well…at least he’s closing with Britton…that’s progress

  291. Moscowitz says:
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    This §$%&/ing idiot is doing his best to destroy Dickerson. Why is he out of the lineup again?!! How many outfielders do have to get DLed to give this kid a chance to play regularly?! I mean come on Brandon Barnes?! Really? I am so fed up with this asshole walt weiss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Seriously there’s not even Cuddyer…

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Moscowitz: Opposing pitcher is Kershaw

  292. the pillar & the stones says:
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    H2H pts
    Sit/start Burnett vs CHC (17.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start or drop

  293. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Agree with SON?
    Lincecum vs COL (12.2)
    Chen vs BOS (11.2)
    Elias @ NYY (8.9)
    Roark @ SF (7.9)
    Miley @ HOU (6.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Roark over Elias and Chen at the end, but looks fine

  294. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    pick one for loss of g cole.
    ervin, hughes, roark, ross, shelby miller, lance lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Um, that was awesome…. Why is this the first time I’m hearing about them?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’ve played their songs like a half dozen times in here. I saw them at a record store 12 years ago and got to smoke a blunt with them in the parking lot. It was one of the high points of my twenties.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely not catchy on their other songs I listened to, but their videos are hilarious…. Love the Laverne and Shirley one…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that one was great. Their greatest album is O.S.T. It’s ridiculous. Everything else is OK, but they never sold out. All analog production, record and release their own stuff and have traveled the world doing it. Here is an old school battle between Thes One and Will I am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_i-KmlzxCc I know peeps that were at this show. Epic LA battle from the heyday of underground

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice I’ll check out that album, thanks for the recommendation!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’ll make you a mix CD too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

                  • Party Boy John says:
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                    @Grey: Try Eagles of Death Metal album is peace love death metal, its not hardcore Homme started it but doesnt play with them live pretty good stuff

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cool, will do!

  295. Bunny says:
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    Balfour, good lord. Ruins the start from Bailey.

    I can’t have Balfour and Nathan on my roster anymore. Who goes first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour

  296. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Bomb Voyage from Carter. Bonus – it’s a grand slam!

    I’ll take it!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Houston is gonna be a fantasy gold mine for the forseeable future #CorreaIn2016

  297. Mello Yello says:
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    With Alvarez going down today, it’s gotta be Heaney time…even without it, he’s gotta be more than anything the Wolfman can bring

  298. tyson says:
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    would you deal shin soo choo ($11) for altuve ($8) in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  299. Jon says:
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    Would you drop Arcia for Headley at DH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  300. Party Boy John says:
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    Homer wins 4 in a row :) happy i picked him up fantasy GOLD…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  301. MikeZ says:
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    You’ve got them both as buys, but who do you like better to replace cargo– corey dickerson or oswaldo arcia ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  302. SteveNZ says:
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    Sonavabenched by Singleton in the H2H today. That’s 6 homers on the bench this week, if you’re keeping score at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  303. Fish says:
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    Great… Justin Masterson has now logged two quality games in a row and I’m considering picking him back up, and I know it won’t end well for me.

    He’s like that crazy hot girl from college who you went out with for a few months and enjoyed some mind-blowing sex. But she was crazy and came with all this extra baggage which led to you changing your cell number after breaking up. Some time passes, nothing better comes up, pass her a few times with cordial greetings, and figure, “What the hell. It’ll have to be better this time. And the sex is still mindblowing!”

    In the end, Masterson is going to make me change my cell number. Again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  304. O'Skimpy says:
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    Need a slam ‘n legs
    And it don’t look good
    Who ya gonna call?
    GOLDMEMBER!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  305. Wilsonian says:
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    What to do with Cole? I have four guys on the DL now (Myers, Trumbo, Arenado, and Cole) and only two DL slots. Here’s my rotation:

    SP: Scherzer, Bailey, Teheran, Minor, Kennedy, Archer, Cole
    RP: Soriano, Rodney, Doolittle, Allen, Mejia

    Do I lose Cole for a live arm or do I lose someone like Mejia? The only other option is dumping Marte, and I’m not sure about dumping him yet. And if I do, I’d like to maybe lose him for another OFer since we play four and without Marte, I have no backup OF.

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Marte before Cole and I’d lose Myers…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it’s a 5 player keeper league where Myers might be someone who could be kept. Does that change your mind at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then don’t drop Myers… You can drop Cole though…

  306. Dave says:
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    Do I add joba over benoit, axford or mcgee in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Benoit

  307. goodfold2 says:
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    any of de fratus/edgin/kontos over burton in 30 man league with holds? burton still 7th inning/8th inning guy, but he’s been terrible this year.