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Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .408.  I’m not even joking.  Member those days when you’d open up the paper and look at the league leaders?  You’d then rub your face with your ink-stained fingers and you’d look like Bucky Dent with the eye black, then you’d overdo it and you’d look like Al Jolson and you’d get your family in a race war with your neighbors.  Do you even know league leaders now without the newspaper?  I don’t.  I mean, I know guys that are doing well, but actual league leaders?  It is irrelevant to a certain extent.  If a guy is tied for 2nd most wins in the AL (Martin Perez) and he goes out and gets bombed yesterday (5 IP, 5 ER), does it matter?  I guess it does matter with Tulo since he’s hitting four hundred and eight preceded by a decimal.  That’s kinda beautiful.  I own him for the first time in my life, and, due to that, he’s going to stay healthy all year.  What, it’s putting it out in the universe.  Yeah, unlikely, but hot dizzamn he’s good when going well.  Yesterday, he hit two homers and in the last week he’s hitting over .600.  As lyrics say in the lone single to go platinum off my Rod Stewart/MC Hammer mash-up album, “Stay forever young, Tulo legit, to quit.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer as he extends his hitting streak to 25 games.  That’s almost halfway to Mr. Coffee, Joe DiMaggio.  We’ll say Arenado’s a shot of espresso, which is what he’s been to my teams while Prince Fielder’s been a double shot of ZzzzQuil.  Someone put a mirror under Fielder’s nose.  You’re in Coors, big man, look alive!

Drew Stubbs – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he hit 2nd in front of Tulo.  Meanwhile, Corey Dickerson licked out a tin of whipped cream and saw the lineup card and said, “Hey, that’s my pie!”

Jordan Lyles – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Rangers in Coors.  Impressive.  What’s also impressive is how he’s doing it with an under 5 K-rate.

Abraham Almonte – Demoted to the minors because the Mariners stopped fielding players based on alphabetical order.  James Jones took his place on the roster, but this should mean Michael Saunders (2-for-5, 1 run) is a starter now, or until the M’s face a shizzton of lefties.

Brad Miller – 1-for-3, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  Hey, the smelling salts worked!

Yasiel Puig – Sat out yesterday after crashing into a wall on Sunday.  Another reason we should consider walls made of Doritos.  Who doesn’t want a wall of Doritos?  Seriously, is there anyone?

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Cleared to resume throwing and is prolly two weeks away.  That’s a fortnight if you’re scheduling a wedding in King’s Landing.

Nate Eovaldi – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I love, love, love, even lurve Eovaldi.  I’m just gonna start calling him Lovaldi.  Nate, I call him Nate, we’re gonna get a jacuzzi and a basket of strawberries and repeatedly invite Giancarlo to join us and he’s gonna say, “No, I’m cool, I’ll see you later in the steam room.”  It’s gonna be hot!  Oh, and I also went over Eovaldi on our first Razzball radio show.

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Marlins.  Jon Niese is just in the Marlins’ heads!  And it’s easier for Niese to do that since he’s three inches closer to them from his upper lip to his brows.

Daisuke Matsuzaka – 0 IP, 2 ER.  Gotta love when the leash on your junky closer (Farnsy) gets longer at the expense of other junkier options.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Too bad that comes after you probably dropped him during a Curtis-y flush.  If he’s out on waivers, I could see giving him a whirl since he shouldn’t be this dreadful.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4 and his first homer.  1-for-4 with a homer typifies Murphy.  Even when he does something good he undercuts it with the yawns.

Jeff Samardzija – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 1.62.  Damnzija!

Chris Sale – Threw a light bullpen session and it went well.  He’s now two weeks from a rehab stint.  If you’ll allow me to read between the lines:  when a light bullpen session goes well after a guy could’ve returned already from the DL and there’s no timetable to return for another two weeks, it’s not good.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Quintana always fascinates me (and no one else).  He has a solid K-rate for two years and a more than manageable walk rate and his xFIP is 3.48.  He won’t excite anyone but he can be a worthwhile streamer, and even someone to hold for a few starts.  Stream-o-Nator is a little meh on his next start but he gets the Astros after that.

Matt Lindstrom – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 5th save with a 3.00 ERA.  I have him on my team for 1 win, 4 saves and a 2.25 ERA.  Oh, and I got him after Rudy dropped him.  Oopsie!

Yusmeiro Petit – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  How bad of a stream can one man be?  Not big, but Petit.

Jeff Locke – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER as he was promoted to do a temp fill-in for Wandy.  If knowledge is the key, then you know to stay away from the Locke.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-7, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Pe-Al is one part aluminum, one part phosphorus, one part excitement, two parts ‘can’t hit for average,’ and it’s about to explode.

Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 1 run and two steals.  He’s now hitting .260 with 11 steals.  He’s bad?  Fo’really?  I’m asking.  You really care he strikes out a lot.  Reggie Jackson used to strike out a lot too, and he also had sex with your mom and is your father.

Josh Harrison – 2-for-3, 1 run, steal and is making a decent platoon with Tabata (1-for-3, 1 run).  Doesn’t make any logical sense for the Pirates to promote Polanco for over a month, and maybe even wait longer than that.  Harrison and Tabata are not the reason the Pirates are bad and Polanco can’t pitch.

Hector Sanchez – 4-for-7, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Hector is 10,000 square meters from worth your time.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-6, 4 runs.  A team is a group of men, let’s call them a gang.  Hunter Pence personifies this because he is gangly.

Angel Pagan – 3-for-7, 1 run and his 6th steal.  But he was supposed to be nursing a sore knee!  I dropped him when he looked headed to the DL and JayWrong stole him from me.  That’s especially Wrong.

Yan Gomes – 0-for-3 as he was activated from paternity leave after his wife gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Yoey.

Zach McAllister – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Twins.  Twins had a solid first month on offense, but they’re always one game from being a team that is relying on a Plouffe, Colabello and Fuld.  And th-th-that’s all, folks!  McAllister gets the Rays next and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like it at all and could see it going either way, which is to say it’s risky.

John Axford – 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  Obviously, he’s hot garbage with a portable heater on high sitting 2 feet from him, but he’s not out of the job yet.  Obviously, Part II:  More Obvious, Cody Allen should be owned.

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K.  He can’t even open a chapter of the Klu Klux Klan in Alabama with only one K.  Get out of here!

Sam Fuld – 2-for-4 and his 4th steal as he hit 2nd.  I actually like him in the two hole (no homo).  Mauer goes in the three hole and Plouffe goes to four and Colabello goes back to wherever people who are bad at baseball go.  Whether Gardy will see it my way is out of my control.  I can only phone him so much!  If Fuld does stick there, he could be a sneaky SAGNOF option.  Yes, this was 270 more words than you’ve ever wanted to read about Fuld.

Jarred Cosart – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  If you pick up Jarred, you will be left scarred.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. Asstros.  Member the days when I used to badger you to pick up Scherzer and you’d resist?  Like when he was on the Diamondbacks.  Right around the same time I was touting Julio Borbon.  Ah, yes, the good ol’ days.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I wonder if he ever gets phone calls for the actor, A Martinez.  You think the actor would’ve just changed his name to The Martinez.

Scott Hairston – The Nats activated him so he could get DL’d again this week.

Wilson Ramos – Played in a rehab game yesterday and hopes to return on Friday.  I wonder about a lot of things.  Sometimes very, very deeply.  For instance, I wonder if I should be modifying with very, very.  Another thing I wonder about is if I want to jinx Wilson Ramos again or Devin Mesoraco.  I’ll take a nap and the Sleeper Bees will tell me what to do.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer while Danny Espinosa hit his 4th homer.  I knew two Nats infielders would be great this year, unfortch, I thought it would be Zimmerman and Desmond.

Casey Janssen – Will begin a minor league assignment this week and will probably be closing games for the Jays by mid-month, unless the Aaron/Brett/Steve (ABS) look better in person than they do on paper.

Brett Lawrie – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury.  Damn, who shined a flashlight onto the wall?!

Brett Cecil – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Well, I guess I chose wrong on Delabar…or did I?!  The ellipsis reversal!  You wake in its quake!  Yeah, I don’t know.  Cecil’s a lefty and the Phils are pretty lefty heavy, so it might not be Cecil when the Jays face a righty-heavy team.  Of course, I’d still grab Cecil if he’s available.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-3, 1 run.  When more than a third of the league sleeps, Rasmus creeps!

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I actually have more love for Kendrick than the average schmohawk, but he’s more of a sneaky NL-Only option than anyone I’d touch in mixed leagues.  He doesn’t K anyone, but also doesn’t walk anyone.  He’s like a poor man’s Dillon Gee.  I’ll call him Kyle Okay.

J.A. Happ – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  Looked decent yesterday, but if you go near him in fantasy then he turns into Just Asskabobs Happ(ens).

Josh Hamilton – Begins taking batting practice this week.  I wonder if he’ll go play mini-putt putt afterwards.  That’s what I’d do!

Jered Weaver – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I’d prefer to clean your gotchies than say anything nice about him, so let’s move on.

Ernesto Frieri – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save.  I will say The Sciosciapath has allegiances.  Why isn’t exactly clear.  Joe Smith can now return to being the generic name for someone whose name you’ve forgotten.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Pretty mediocre start and this was against the Krazy Braves.  Right now, I’d put that kid that would give up one hit and start crying from my Little League team against the Braves.   And he probably wouldn’t cry once.

Tommy La Stella – Speculation has begun that La Stellllllllllla could take over for Uggla in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.  Incredibly, we already had a Tommy La Stella fantasy post.  Don’t you people sleep?!  There, Dano compared him to Pedroia and not because he needs his tippy toes to get on a roller coaster.  I think that comparison might be a tad bizzonkers.  Or as the gentle fantasy writers of our day would say, “That’s a bit more bullish than I’d say.”  Has any group of people said the word bullish more?  This word feels like it’s dominating all fantasy conversations.  It’s a polite way to say, someone is smoking more crack than another person.  Of course, in a world of small sample sizes, anything could happen, but La Stellllllllllla looks like an NL-Only play with a chance for 5 homers, 7 steals and a decent average if he were called up in June.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He was the victim of some bad luck and I’m not talking about his looks.  Snap!

Ramiro Pena – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  To give you a little idea of what the Braves are thinking about Uggla right now.  He was benched for Pena, and Pena hit ninth after The Harangtuan!  Right now, Uggla’s singing Turn Down For What in the exact same manner I was on today’s Razzball Radio show.

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and the slam (2) and legs (6) as he moved back to the two hole.  After the game, Segura dropped the mic and walked away.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He swings so hard he reminds me of Knuckles Nilan.  First hockey reference ever!  Even if you’re not into hockey, you should check out The Last Gladiators on Netflix.  My documentary pick of the week.  Stay tuned for next week when I recommend 16 Acres.  Doh!

Aaron Hill – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs as he hits .274.  Hasn’t done much power and speed-wise thus far, and he’s a tough guy to figure.  Some years he hits for lots of power, other years he steals a lot of bases.  I could see him as a buy low, but with a dozen caveats.  I’m like a landscape architect with some beautiful hedges.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting over .300 in the last week.  Do I smell a hot schmotato?  Maybe that’s my feet.

Kyle Blanks – 0-for-2 as the Padres called him up to play some outfield/1st base and to help them with these chimichangas; they ordered too many and they’re going to waste.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer and 2nd in three games.  He started getting really hot last May too.  I know he’s been dreadful, or just Jeddful, but you have to remain patient.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  And here I thought we were going to have to taunt him by calling him, Eric S., dropping the homer.

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-5.  Cain…Sugar was activated from the DL and I picked him up, dropping Colabello because Colabello didn’t return my calls for any sort of fantasy production.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  You know how ho-hum indicates boring?  Well, Yordano is the exact opposite, a ho-hummer.

  1. Tarman Got Him says:
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    HAHAHHA to Yoey.

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    troy baby,took a chance on him this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Paying off nicely so far, hope it continues…

  3. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    frazier or dunn ros? carlos santana or sal perez for catcher

  4. J-FOH says:
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    I hear Joe D was a dunker

    • Wake Up says:
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      @J-FOH: Marilyn confirms…

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: saw him in dinky donuts once. Its all true…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: May as well call Teddy Roosevelt a coward, how dare you, sir?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: hey that’s how he played baseball….he dunks like he hits

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Seattle Mack says:
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            @Grey:

            Was there a third spitter?

        • Nic Cage says:
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          @J-FOH: (Slams table)… YELP…. YELP

  5. Steph says:
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    Has Victor Martinez gone up in your rankings? What utility guys would you stat him over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steph: He’s the top UTIL guy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Assuming Big Papi is 1st base eligible….

  6. Ryan says:
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    Just wondering if you lean towards Allen becoming the new closer or FrierI keeping the job they’re both on waivers right now. Thanks

    • fausto says:
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      @Ryan: FWIW Frieri got the save tonight. 2k. jus sayin

  7. Bertchr22 says:
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    Fowler
    Dickerson
    Bradley Jr
    Maybin
    Saunders
    Lagares
    Cain

    Which 4 ya got? I own first 4. Hold or move? 15 tm OBP.

    Even though last time you told be Almonte :)
    Still love you, though.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Bertchr22:

      saunders has raised his average over 100 points
      by going 10 for his last 23 .
      hitting atop the mariners line-up ,
      he travels to oakland and faces
      straily and milone in a double-header on wednesday .

    • Nimrod says:
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      @Bertchr22: Same question but my league has OPS as a cat. Trying to replace Bruce for a month. Thanks Grey.

  8. fausto says:
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    keep joe-neric smith chained to frieri’s ankle?
    drop Bauer? or do you think he’s coming?
    It’s really nice to not have santos start my week off with a 108.00 ERA and INF whip.
    dropping bogaerts for miller? why, i do not know. maybe i like my “10th place by a lot start” more than i really know.
    kudos on the reggie jackson that was funnyz shizz.
    was that a positive or negative on Alvarez? or just an Alvarez on Alvarez. meaning 34hr .209 ba.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Thanks! I dropped Smith in one league, I’d hold Bauer in some leagues, I’d go Bogaerts for now

  9. costaricanchata says:
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    any of you late-nighters have an opinion
    on which pitcher i should drop ?
    hutchinson or skaggs ??

    appreciate your opinion .

    • fausto says:
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      @costaricanchata: biased b/c skaggs killed me last week but i’d say you have to play the matchups at this point. Just my dumble opinion. SON like Hutch way more than i do @PHI

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @fausto:

        yeah .
        looked at their match-ups .
        tough to justify starting either of them
        during the month of may .
        leaning towards dropping skaggs
        due to their k/bb ratios .

      • fausto says:
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        @fausto: j-roll has chips ahoy on his shoulder because of a hard slide by sandberg on a dp back in ’86

  10. Max says:
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    Drop Porcello, Liriano, or Salazar when the Cuban missile comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Liriano

  11. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Is Joe smith droppable now for Cecil? Broxton droppable for Delabar? Thanks!

  12. John says:
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    Joe Smith was throwing up in the bullpen tonight, I would definitely hold. He will have the job back within a week.

    • Chris says:
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      @John:

      “throwing up” … or “up throwing” ?

  13. bossmanjunior says:
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    Apparently Joe Smith was going to come in for the save but was puking in the bullpen so Frieri came in instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Frieri is Scioscia’s man for whatever reason

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey:

        Same reason Jeff Mathis was his guy over Mike Napoli.

  14. Me quoting Grey: “The reason why I’m saying Tulo doesn’t look bad is because even if he gets hurt (which he will), he still gets 25 homers and a .300 average for those 125 games he does play. If he somehow stays healthy, then he’ll have a huge year.”

    I’ve got Tulo on a 10-team standard 5×5 ESPN. I need SPs and a guy offered me Darvish for Tulo, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger. I never thought I’d be so happy with him that I wouldn’t want to sell him high.

    Meantime, my SPs are doing okay:

    Shields Cashner Kluber Eovaldi Chavez and Fister coming off the DL Friday.

    Do you trade Tulo for anybody at this point? JoFer? Kershaw? Or should I “roll with a guy who’s physical and fit”?

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Sherm: It would take more than even an elite pitcher to get Tulo out of my hands. Maybe that AND another solid piece – who is THEIR SS? If they are top 7 or so at the position they might have to throw that in and I’m still not sure I’d make that deal. Good problem to have. If you trade Tulo he’ll remain awesome. If you hold him he will break his fibula next week. I’m projecting my bad luck onto you. Sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: I’d trade for cheaper pitching, not with a top bat

  15. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Grey! Yo! I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me…

    If Sonny Grays peripherals are not as good as they should be to support his current stats, I was thinking (eff me right?) about packaging him with Brad miller (2 Sb last night and not a mention in your post[FOR SHAME!]) for maybe GCole and MOzuna. Yay or nay?

    Who cares about partying or anything else?

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: miller was mentioned in post

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: wow, black flag lyric. nice. we won’t stick it to unless and until we can stick it to all of you.

  16. Lord ALW says:
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    Which of the following would you NOT trade Adrian Gonzalez for?
    Wacha, Shields, Greinke, Teheran, JZimmerman

    I would replace Gonzalez with Arenado or Jon SIngleton

    Thanks

      • Lord ALW says:
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        @Grey: Yes, Thanks

  17. Clint says:
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    I bowed to the greatness of Hitter-tron and sat Dee Gordon for Gyorko. Let’s hope Robofantasycop continues for the week & I can henceforth leave my roto title to him.

  18. Swfcdan says:
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    Scotty Kaz, Martin Perez, Garret Richards, Jason Hammel.

    Pick 2.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Kaz, Richards…havent checked their matchups though

  19. Swfcdan says:
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    Robot Jones or Byrd?

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Love the weekly John Niese nose comment

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: only dude running around making me feel better about mine.

  21. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team h2h

    Start Bailey @BOS today? Thanks!

  22. Nicknice says:
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    Granderson or eaton?

  23. JVR says:
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    My team has been killed by a slew of injuries and has sunk near the bottom of the standings. Feel like I need to make a move. I’ve been offered scherzer/moneau/rendon for gray/Pujols/Phillips. Do I take this and run or try and ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVR: Sounds decent

  24. Nicknice says:
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    Parra or pagan?

  25. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Quality starts from eovaldi and Ventura. No wins. Hate that fluky stat.

    Kris Davis or ozuna?

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: Own both arms and this is the first year in the 12 year history that we finally used QS instead of Wins. So much better. Will never play in a league with WINS again though it kinda sucks missing out on those reliever vulture wins.

  26. Nimrod says:
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    Grey, I am in a weekly 12 team roto league with OPS 5 OF trying to replace Bruce . My choices are Cain ,DeAza ,Duda, Heisey ,Lagares, Maybin, and Parra. I’m in 1st and towards the top in all cats. So I guess I’m looking for someone to hold the fort down. Love this site and it helps me get out of bed in the morning. Thanks in advance.

  27. Nimrod says:
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    Another question would you drop Simon and put Allen on your reserve list? I have 6 strong SP and have Cobb and Janssen already on the 4 person reserve list. Two of my RP are Smith and Rondon along with Romo. 12 team roto 9 rostered pitchers weekly league.

  28. Wilsonian says:
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    So I kept Fielder and Hanley over Tulo. That’s looking like it might cost me the season before it even started!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: yeah, I’m still kicking the hell out of myself for that. It might work out in the long run, but Tulo is looking pretty insane right now. Obviously he won’t keep it up, but he’s playing like a top 5 player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, he’s carrying one of my teams…

        • stumanji says:
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          @Wilsonian: Even if he doesn’t keep it up…if he goes 0 for his next 50, he’ll still be slashing.275/.369/.529.

          Only thing that’s stopping the Tulo train is an injury.

  29. Ernie says:
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    Frieri over Axford? Who’s better going forward?

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Ernie: That’s like asking, would you prefer a cystoscopy or a colonoscopy.

  30. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Traded Bauer for Kemp on the night of the 24 premiere. How bout dem apples!

    Now where’s the 50-50 effort…

  31. EK says:
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    Frieri or Lindstrom right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Lindstrom

  32. Matty says:
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    Wilin Rosario just showed up on the waiver wire in my keeper league. No brainer use of my #1 priority, right (makes him a 15th rd keeper)?
    Then ROS and next year, who is better; Posey or Wilin? Who’s the best 3B I could expect in exchange for Posey?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Yeah, use it… Posey or Wilin is a toss up, aim for around Donaldson

  33. Bob says:
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    Accept trade Dealing Fielder for Scherzer? I’ve got Abreu sitting in MI

    • Steve says:
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      @Bob: YES.

    • John says:
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      @Bob:

      Absolutely

      • Bob says:
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        @John:

        Plot twist: it’s a 6×6 league counting walks

    • Hawk says:
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      @Bob:

      I’ll be contrarian and say no. You’ve suffered through Prince’s bad month and a week. The weather is just warming up. He’s GOING to hit. Deal him now and he hits for the other guy.

      He was your 1st or early 2nd round pick. Hold.

  34. brett says:
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    gray,

    Can you rank: Rasmus, Cain, Prado, Viciedo

    Thanks

  35. Fish says:
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    AP Newsbreak:

    Troy Tulo read Razzball this morning and pumped up by the praise he received that he patted himself on the back. He tore his Rotar Cuff. Out 4-6 months.

  36. Jon says:
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    Are you sitting any of these? They all make me nervous enough…

    Bailey @ BOS $4.0
    Kuroda @ LAA $4.7
    Peavy vs CIN $14.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I’d sit the 1st two in some leagues

  37. Rich says:
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    2 catcher league, I currently have wieters and montero.. Either worth getting rid of for wilin in waivers? Also, who do I get rid of when chapman comes back, koji or romo?

    • @Rich: stay pat on the catchers..trying trading Romo or Koji in a 2 for 1 before Chapman returns..

    • stumanji says:
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      @Rich: I’d try to grab Wilin anyway. Drop another bench bat or streaming SP?

  38. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Gray, I’m frustrated. Can’t the Reds put Bruce on the DL already so I can DL him on my team. Guy had surgery already! Anyway. I can start 3 this week:

    Gordon/Alexei Ramirez/Segura/Butler/Gyorko

    I was thinking of putting in Gyorko for Dee, Segura for Ramirez, and that leaves 1 UTIL spot that either of the 3 left can take. Alexei seems to be cooling off…

    Thanks in advance

    • Brokelyn says:
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      @Nico: Man same boat with Bruce. I’ve never seen a team take this long. Don’t they want to add somebody to their roster?

    • Nico

      Nico says:
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      While I’m at it…

      Porcello, Kennedy, Eovaldi, Ventura, Gray

      I can start 3. They all have favorable matchups, and Porcello is a two start HOU/BAL (Tues-Tues lineups).

      Thanks

      • @Nico: Guys, I have tried to leave messages for Marge Schott to dl Bruce..But I forgot the racist bitch was dead..LOL..cheers boys!

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: This is unfair to Marge Schott and I am sick of it. I remember that she LOVED Eric Davis and Dave Parker, referring to them both as “like dear, dear sons to me,” or something that like. Wait. Let me go see if I can find the quote….give me a minute. It is here somewhere…

          *GOOGLE*….*GOOGLE*…*GOOGLE*… AHH, here it is.

          Eric Davis and Dave Parker “are my million dollar n…….”

          Oh…Oh…..where the hell is the razzball delete but*%#$@^&!%&*…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Sit Butler, Alexei

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Too cute to start Ventura over Liriano this week? Or Porcello (w 2 starts) over Z-mann?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not too cute

  39. Pope says:
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    Any thoughts on streaming Robbie Ray vs the Astros today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: I wouldn’t

  40. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Trumbo was dropped. How much of a $100 budget. Would love to have him for the 2nd half.

  41. kyle says:
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    Worth dropping Venable for Cain?

  42. tim says:
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    do you think stroman and alex gordon for eovaldi and jason heyward is fair? which side would you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tim: Eovaldi side, it’s fair-ish

  43. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    Of course Scosciapath means what he says for once and I leave Joe “thanks for wasting KGs prime” Smith in and Frieri on bench. Lineups set weekly.

    Looking only to make modest purchases in next Sunday FAAB market to conserve cash unless 5 alarm fire. Would you drop Joe Smith for more than a token bid for any of these guys? You think he’ll be needed again?

    SP: Leake, Lyles, Stroman, McAllister
    RP: Carlos Martinez, Benoit, Bettances, Neil Ramirez (have Rondon)
    Batters: Kubel, Krispie Young, Kelly Kamaschmotra Johnson, Saunders, Lagares, Blanks

    NFBC roster looks like this:

    C: Grandal, Suzuki
    1B/3B/CI/UT: Goldy, Votto, Donaldson, Alvarez
    2B/SS/MI: Rendon, Andrelton, Gyrko
    OF: Heyward, Yelich, Revere, De Aza, Duda

    SP: Strasburg, Sale, Cashner, Samardzija, Gray, Archer, Quintana

    RP: Frieri, Melancon, Rondon, Joe Smith, Daniel Webb, Cody Allen, Delabar

    Bench batters: Gennett, Chris Carter

  44. chisoxx22 says:
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    Put bruce on the dl! Damn you Cincinnati

  45. happyharry1958 says:
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    Grey, Should I trade Blackmon? I could propose my Blackmon, Lowrie and Mejia for his Wacha, Andrus and Eaton..12 team,H2H,3yr keeper.

  46. KevinB says:
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    Hey Grey! :)

    Which player would /could have better stats from here on out (the remainder of the season)?
    12-team Roto 5×5

    Gyorko seems to be showing some signs of life after a dismal start to the season . Espinosa is showing life but we have seen this story before and what happens to Espinosa when Zimmerson comes back from the DL.

    Jedd Gyorko
    or
    Danny Espinosa

  47. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Xander Bogaerts (3B/SS) just hit the wire in a Yahoo league and I see my only droppable player is Todd Frazier. Do I do it?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Kyle Blanks has never been the same since he cut his glorious ‘fro.

  49. Wilsonian says:
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    1. Grandy looking like a hot schmotato or is he on his way back to 2011 form?

    2. I’ve got Springer. He’s been nothing short of awful. It is a keeper, but he’s probably not even on the radar for me unless he Puigs it up from here on out. I’ve tried to trade him but I get nowhere. Do I keep holding him rotting on my bench or drop him for a streamer or at least someone that’s producing?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1. Worth owning to see 2. Can lose him

  50. Jango D says:
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    Hey guys, I need to make a drop so I can take Mike Minor out of my DL spot.
    My current pitchers:

    SP Zack Grienke
    SP Cliff Lee
    SP Jered Weaver (drop?)
    SP Jason Hammel (drop?)
    RP LaTroy Hawkins
    RP Jonathon Broxton
    P Sonny Gray
    P Yordano Ventura
    P Jonathon Niese
    BN Corey Kluber (drop?)
    BN Hisashie Iwakuma

    I also have JJ Hardy, Carlos Beltran, and Andrelton Simmons. Are any of these guys dropable?

    • Jayrod Ceol says:
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      @Jango D: Are you a Niese lover because I’d suggest him or Hammel and flip a coin. Or JJ Hardy if you are safe at SS.

      • Jango D says:
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        @Jayrod Ceol: I’m not a lover but I am appreciating his output so far lol. I have Simmons at SS, is he better than Hardy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jango D: Hardy is on the bench? Lose him

      • Jango D says:
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        @Grey: Yea, I have Simmons starting. Simmons over Hardy ROS? Then I’ll lose Hardy…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  51. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What to do with Dickersson? Drop him for a guy like Murphy (Cle), Juan Fransisco, Ludwick, Moreland or Dyson or sit tight? also have fringe guys like Pollock and Rasmus since Calhoun and Bruce are on my DL.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Sure, Dyson if bench bat

  52. weas says:
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    Walker or Espinosa in an OPS league?

  53. Lopes says:
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    In my 10 team H2H Keeper league I got Tulo with the 38 pick. Ive never seen a more beautiful thing happen

  54. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: I’ve got an addition to the Razzball Glossary: “Firing Blanks” Contact hitters with an empty AVG and minimal counting stats. James Loney may be hitting .330, but with only 1 HR, 1 SB, and a .455 SLG he is Firing Blanks.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh:

      someone suggested this already .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh: It’s not a bad area, but I think we can do better…

  55. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Before I pulled off Bauer for Kemp I offered another owner Salazar for Allen Craig. He just emailed me asking if I was still interested. Thoughts? Who wins.

    I’m not sure I need to make the deal anymore to fill roster gaps.

    My pitchers are: Felix, Strasburg, Greinke, Gray, Anibal, Gerrit, Salazar and Stroman (start 4)
    Outfield: Braun, Bruce, Alex Gordon, Cespedes, Kemp, Khris, Moss and Prado (start 4)
    1B: Goldschmidt, Moss and Singleton

    Do I have room/need for Craig?

    • @malamoney: nice trade on getting Kemp, who should be in for a huge second half..I would keep Salazar for SP depth, not sure where you would put Craig..

  56. Commish Cauda says:
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    Deep 16-team, H2H-5X5 Mixed League (redraft)

    Start 2 Catchers. I have Jason Castro and Hank Conger.

    Was offered Gattis and Pedro Alvarez for Nolen Arenado. The hit on AVG hurts, but I could use the power, (Encarnacion and Myers are my main power hitters)…though Arenado has found a power stroke of his own.

    I think it’s too good to pass up…but I am a Alvarez believer. Just hard to give up Arenado. What say you?

    Thanks.

    MJC

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        replacing Conger

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take it

  57. Jon says:
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    I really want Lawrie to play at 2B tonight (it’d be his 5th game there giving him 2B/MI eligibility in my CBS league), but there are two points conspiring against that now: 1) his hammy 2) Hamels is a lefty (so Juan Francisco will probably sit) 3) I care way too much about this!!

    • Jayrod Ceol says:
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      @Jon: I’d be more worried about his health than the position eligibility right now. Be patient, I don’t think he plays today.

  58. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    So I’m thinking of trying to sell high on Pujols and sell while there’s still some value on Encarnacion. Do you think a package of Pujols, Encarnacion, and Harper is too much of an overpay for McCutchen and Au Shiz?

  59. Steve says:
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    So…definitely had Ace Ventura, Eovaldi, Shark, Scherzer going for me in one league. 30 IP…36K, 6ER….1 win. My run support was definitely NOT strong.

    • @Steve: Dude, I feel your pain, I am going to try and get our commish to change the wins to quality starts.

      This is in a 10 team H2H league.

      .We get 10 points for wins we should get 10 point for QS.

      .just my take..cheers

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        quality starts …. is a bullshit category , as well .

        • Steve says:
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          @costaricanchata: at least QS are controllable by pitcher performance…my staff would be the best in my league if my league was on QS rather than W. only guy racking them up so far is Scher and even he got screwed the first couple outings. Even with half the wins of the leader my staff is top-3….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: You can’t complain about that, c’mon

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: +1
        at least you dont have salazar killing ratios on the reggs….id kill for a day of sp like that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  60. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Morning Grey : The closer carousel has hit my 10 team OBP/QS keeper league. I currently have Cishcek,Soria and Broxton but need to get ahead of Chapman returning. WHich closer would you grab in the hopes that he sticks?

    Brett Cecil
    Cody Allen
    Chad Qualls
    Pedro Strop
    González Germen

    Also, would you lose Dom Brown for Raj Davis? I am steals light and lets face it, Brown is hot garbage right now.

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: Khris Davis is also available for a 24th round keeper value as well. Would you lose Dom Brown for him?

  61. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, 10team roto 5×5. need some advice. Lawrie injured hammy. would u drop him for any of these players? Daniel Murphy, Gyorko, Semien, Espinosa. or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Gyorko

  62. Who needs a catcher anyway? says:
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    Roto 12 man w/OPS
    Ramos or Ruiz going forward?

  63. nick the dick says:
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    Me: hey grey should i stream petit or locke today? Theyre facing eachother.
    You: i wouldnt touch them.
    14 earned runs later…
    Me: thank the fantasy lord i have you grey. One set of footprints in the sand. You carry me.
    Anyway…12 team h2h I have maybin, would you rather have krispie or sugar?

  64. chilicheeseconey says:
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    Would you sell E5 for Rios? I’ve got Matt Adams to replace E5 at 1B… Could use the steals and avg, but losing the HR and RBI would hurt.

  65. DatWONthing says:
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    Detroit’s Robbie Ray worth a stream today against the Astros? Never heard of him so not sure what he brings to the mound.

  66. Clubberlane says:
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    Hey Greymatter- I am so glad that I listened to you on Eovaldi. Your assignment, if you decide to accept it, is to come up with one more sleeper pitcher. Thank you, sorry for being greedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clubberlane: I don’t know who’s available in your league

      • Clubber Lane says:
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        @Grey: Not much…I have Hughes stroman and c young on my scout team.

      • Clubber Lane says:
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        @Grey: Not much…I have Hughes stroman and c young on my scout team.

  67. Spencer says:
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    Looking for a RP to fill a spot until Janssen gets back in Toronto. Saves are nice but I could live with someone that helps in counting stats. Listing 3 guys that look interesting in my league’s FA pool right now. 10 team H2H, IP,WHIP,K/9,SV,ERA

    Cody Allen
    Jean Machi
    Brett Cecil

  68. papasmurf says:
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    Way back in 2005 this smurf drafted Tulo. The first one to roster him in my keeper league. And he lasted less than 2 weeks on my roster… Dropper’s remorse.

    No one needs a trade more than Shark. On a real team he would have about 5 wins right now. Cubs hitters should kill themselves.

    My team has a 2.89 ERA in 298 innings, 2nd in a 16 team league, but only 12 wins. 5 from the pen. That includes my dumb mistake of starting Martin vs. OAK last time.

  69. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Dropping Eovaldi this year will forever haunt me….just like when I dropped Jose Fernandez last year early in the season. My name’s Shake N Bacon and I’m addicted to Rosterbation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: I dropped Fernandez last year too, haunts me bad too

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Not drafting Arenado in my keeper league is also haunting me :\

        Would you give up a top 30 guy for Arenado’s services in a keeper league? I’m not sure what his long term value is. He’s probably the most expensive right now, so it’s worth waiting for a little slump before pouncing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Long term he’s 25 homers, .280…. I’d hold on a top 30 guy

    • stumanji says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: I traded JoFer as part of a package for Goldy in my keeper last year…even getting a top 5 guy it still kinda haunts me! All those delicious K’s…

  70. CL says:
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    Grey:

    Dynasty, holds league… I’ve got to dump a reliever to make a transaction, at least temporarily (these guys get scooped up quick), who would you drop:

    Joe Smith
    Chris Perez
    Jordan Walden
    Farquhar

    PS: I care about Marte’s strikeouts! For some dumbass reason we count them in our league! I’m hemorrhaging Ks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: I hear ya…. Farq

  71. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey,
    Great stuff – as usual. Need a replacement for J. Bruce. 14-teamer, so slim pickins. Who do you like best of Heisey, Chris Young, Chris Carter or Saunders? Thanks.

  72. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Who would you rather have in a 1-1 swap in a keeper league 5×5: Sonny Gray or Alex Gordon?

  73. Lemmingness says:
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    Do you like Frazier ROS over any of my other infielders BPhillips, Seager, or Aramis?
    Weekly H2H points league

  74. Eric says:
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    At what point do we worry about Alex Gordon? Suffering through these ofers in H2H is making me tear out my nose hairs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Ride it out for now

  75. Boomer19 says:
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    Teheran or Ventura ROS?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Boomer19:

      They may say there’s no inning limit on Ventura but there will be. Unless the Roayals are in serious contention, he’ll be shut down come August, September.

  76. Eric says:
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    Howie Kendrick worth a Util spot in a 10 team shallow league?

    I know you loved him 2 years ago, maybe now he’s just starting to listen…

  77. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Keep 2 rest of season. Jim Johnson, Frieri and Melancon

  78. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    In the course of two days, a dude in my league has traded Wacha for Austin Jackson and Lackey… He then traded Darvish for Prado and Kazmir.

    Should I give this guy some public grief or hope he takes a turd sandwich offer for Teheran?

    • SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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      @SpottieOttieDopaliscious:
      Oh, and a quick trade question…

      Was offered Gyorko for Latos in my H2H points league. Currently starting Espinosa at 2b but I’ve got Baez in my N/A slot.

  79. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    TEAM 1 GETS:
    Miguel Cabrera, Jean Segura, Carl Crawford, (Zack Greinke or CJ Wilson)

    TEAM 2 GETS:
    Albert Pujols, Carlos Gomez, Pedro Alvarez

    Which side wins this offer, and which pitcher would you take the rest of the year in a points format?

  80. booty says:
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    Rondon or lidstrom

  81. Greyismyhero says:
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    Who would you offer for Romo out of the following:

    Gio
    Gray
    Teheran
    Wacha
    Peralta

    Thanks

  82. allen says:
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    Thanks for the read

    Would you add gyorko at 2B over lowrie in 12 team H2H??? Lowrie is solid but bland…gyorko way more upside

    • allen says:
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      @allen: or espinosa ???

  83. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Any word on Beltran being injured? Didn’t play Saturday or Monday and has been in a slump. Cause for concern?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Not sure, haven’t heard anything

    • Hawk says:
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      @Mr. Rickey:

      No word on him being injured. Definitely in a slump though.

  84. goodfold2 says:
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    happ and marte, funny as shit. that’s how people even opened up batting cages, as something to do while you’re waiting for mini golf.
    1. grabbed frieri in 10 teamer for EYJ (was gonna drop him for 1 of villar/alcides anyway with playing time loss), but now have 5 closers including melancon (may lose job not long)/axford (should lose job, real soon), only spots to play 4 of them, plus this is 10 team H2h so don’t really need 5 closers. lindstrom nor any HOU closer even owned in this league. wait to see axford or melancon lose job or grab one of villar/alcides as steals guy (plus more with villar). deep benches in this league.
    2. drop hutchison for gee after today or wait till after beckett’s start to drop him for gee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Ha, thanks! 1. Lose Melancon for Villar 2. Wait to see Beckett

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: thanks, it appears i could grab lindstrom when axford loses job anyway. Allen is owned by Valverde still owning person, making him look both smart and real dumb at the same time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  85. FMFBL says:
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    Hey Grey will you rank these guys in OBP roto please?
    J Castro
    M Montero
    C Ruiz
    Salty

    Thanks!

  86. Ben. says:
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    What’s going on with Alex Gordon this year??? Do you think he turns it around? I’ve started benching him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben.: He’s slumping, but I’d hold

  87. E says:
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    Cingrani worth stashing in 9 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Sure

  88. Boh says:
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    Thanks for the write up as always! Lost trumbo, Harper, and Bruce in a 16 t h2h, and exploring some trade options.

    Harper for Dom brown?

    Bruce, cole, Tehran for trout? My rotation after would be ryu, kluber, smyly, peralta

    What would you give up to land Jose Abreu?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boh: Sure, take Brown…. Trout side….

  89. E says:
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    Gattis or S. Perez for roto leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Salvy

  90. No Soup for YU says:
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    Hey Grey quick question
    10 team 5×5 categories league. Should I trade M Perez and F Liriano for Kluber/Chavez and Alex Gordon? Thanks

  91. Max says:
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    H2H league; standard 5×5 cat. Drop Jason Castro for Miguel Montero or Pierzynski? Mesoraco only other option, which I could wait on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Eh, I’d hold

    • Hawk says:
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      @Max:

      Castro, Montero, Mesoraco are the same guy when it comes to predictability. I see no reason to prefer one over the other. Play the hot hand.

  92. Jack says:
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    I have the best SP staff in the league with Strasburg, Wacha, Hamels, Bailey, A. Sanchez, Cain, Gray and Cingrani. I have a very good offense when they are all healthy. The problem is R. Zimmerman and Bruce are on the DL (leaving 1 open offensive slot) and I have no room on the bench for any offensive fill-ins, so that could make the next 3 weeks of my H2H competition tough.

    Should I drop Cingrani (who’s on the DL til 15th) so I could pick up an offensive fill in until Zimmerman gets off the DL? I’d say that there is a decent chance another team picks him up especially after he gets off the DL. Salazar, Masterson, Peralta, Eovaldi and Kennedy are on the wire and it wouldn’t hurt to have a streaming position open for future use.

  93. Rondell says:
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    @Grey
    Add Frieri drop whom, also how much FAAB of $100 season long?
    Aoki
    Melky
    Fatt Adams
    Farnsworth
    Cody Allen
    Melancon
    Kluber
    Trevor Bauer

  94. The Guillentine says:
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    I have Fielder, Goldie, Morneau and Rizzo. I always start Goldie at 1B and Hitter-Tron Morneau, Rizzo and Fielder for 2 Utility spots. I am in need of some starting pitching and want to sell high on Morneau or Rizzo for a starter. Should I be concerned about Fielder moving forward and who would you rather have for ROS between Rizzo and Mroneau?

  95. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I traded away Kinsler from Samardzjia & Lester I was really hurting with Cobb & Fister on the DL. Now I was just offered N Cruz & (Kinsler or Rendon) for Bautista. It seems really tempting, but I’m holding strong for our boy Gyorko (rostered on all 6 teams). Yahoo 5 x5 12 team, Thoughts??

    Pierzynski
    Miggy
    Gyorko
    Longo
    Hardy
    Bautista
    A Gordon
    Melky
    Rizzo
    Howard

    Bench
    Moss
    Adams
    Trumbo DL

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again, I’m sure I know what you’re going to say, but Eovaldi is available off waivers and I’m number 3 12×12 yahoo, grab him right?

        Teheran
        Lester
        Porcello
        Smyly
        Perez
        Archer
        Elias
        Koehler

        Cobb DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have: Archer
          Elias
          Koehler

          But not Eovaldi? Huh?

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: He’s been rostered and some Schmohawk dropped him “Rudy Style” for Cody Allen, his loss my gain.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rudy style? I like that, I’m not sure Rudy will though

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Ut oh, do I hear a new glossary term??

              • @Grey: that’s ridiculous. i’m first in saves (have 5 rostered closers + Cody Allen) and lindstrom gave all indications that he was going to implode. still a good bet to implode at any time b/c he’s not a good pitcher. pretty pissed he decided to turn it around but s**t happens…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m choosing to ignore the not a good pitcher thing…

  96. Wake Up says:
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    uh-huh
    check it

    You chose wrong on Delabar
    Cecil gonna be a superstar
    You got a … reversal
    More flakes than that commercial
    with CJ and let’s pray
    that Tulo is cursed still!

    (yo, turn me up in the headphones)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Ha…. Can I get a watermelon Tic Tac?

  97. E says:
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    Which hodgepadre do you prefer at home for roto leagues, Kennedy or Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Kennedy

  98. Chris says:
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    12-team league… should I still be patient with George Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d give him to Sunday

  99. GB says:
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    Who to bench? Freeman vs STL Tyler Lyons, Hosmer @ SD Robbie Erlin, David Wright @ Miami Henderson Alvarez, Todd Frazier @ Boston Felix Doubront

    Jeremy Guthrie @ SD, Robbie Ray vs Houston, Colon @ Miami, Tyler Lyons @ ATL, Charlie Morton vs San Francisco, or none of the above and take Delin Betances for K/9, ERA, WHIP help this week?

    Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GB: What does Hitter-Tron say? Frazier…. None of above, Delin

      • GB says:
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        @Grey: I’m benching Freeman. .148 in his last 7 days, .173 in his last 15 days. The other 3 are hot. And I went with Ray vs Houston even though he’ll be sent down after today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

        • Cram It says:
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          @GB: Good job on making your own decision using the resources at your disposal. We’re making progress in here people!

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Cram It:

            resources ?
            what resources ??

            • Cram It says:
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              @costaricanchata: He got Freeman’s stats from somewhere and it wasn’t a baseball magazine at the supermarket. I’m assuming the internet.

  100. Big W says:
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    Morning Grey!

    We starting archer at home vs baltimore today?

  101. Brendan says:
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    15 team points league with -1 K’s and SB are worth 1. Brad Miller or Alcides Escobar?

  102. Charlie says:
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    Grey made a trade yesterday and sent Dozier packing. Needed another 2nd baseman so I picked up Scooter. Also dropped Alcides for Erick Aybar. Trying to solidify my bench with some middle infield depth. Do you think I should drop Aybar for Brad Miller? Thanks.

  103. Nate says:
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    Sal Perez or Miggy Montero?

    Always been a Salvador Perez believer. Meanwhile, Montero’s currently the #3 C in our league, while Sal’s picked up the pace.

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Tyler says:
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    10 team h2h keeper league. Counting stats for pitching are W, ERA, Whip, K, Saves, QS. My staff right now is:

    SP: J. Fernandez, Kazmir, Ventura, Iwakuma, Gallardo, Archer, E. Santana, Ryu, J. Hammel

    Rp: Robertson, Soriano, Nathan

    Bench: Stroman

    Available on the wire are : Niese, H. Alvarez, Lyles, Cosart, McCugh, Paxton, Pineda, Elias, Beckett

    Anywhere you see I can make an upgrade for ROS or should I hold? How long before we see Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: We see Stroman…. Hold

  105. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Fingers crossed Segura goes on a rampage now!

  106. Paz says:
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    Scooter Gennett?

    …or Brad Miller?

    As a middle infielder. Gyorko and Segura are my otras

    • @Paz: I don’t like either, but looks like Miller might be pulling his head out..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paz: Scooter

  107. TJ says:
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    Would you drop Domonic Brown yet or wait out his struggles? Could always use the stream-o-nator I suppose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Wait

  108. Chris says:
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    Ozuna or Cron ?

  109. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Lets play Kill, Marry, Screw the NL Only keeper league edition

    Harang $1, Hendy Alvarez $2, Wade Miley $5

    I need a guy to marry who will be my 5th Starter and a potential keeper (Alvarez?)
    A guy to screw, who will be a short term guy until Ryu comes back
    and a guy to kill who I drop immediately

    Please and thank you

    • @OneI’dWilly: nice game one I..

      drop Harangatang, marry Miley too bad it’s not Cyrus..lol and Hendy for ur keeper..unless there are other options out there..cheers

      • OneI'dWilly says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Ha, I think Miley Cyrus would be a kill for me, or a screw then kill and not tell anyone, but the game gets a little dicey for me at that point . . .

        • @OneI’dWilly: First tell her she is a potential keeper, screw her for as long as you can and then kill her when Ryu comes back!

    • OneI'dWilly says:
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      @OneI’dWilly: Hmm someone’s dangling Roark $1 at me. Better k rate, but worse rates than Alvarez both only walking 2.5 guy per 9. Long term I’m better off with Alvarez, right?

  110. SpeedyJohn says:
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    In an OPS and QS league where I desperately need offense:

    Hiroki Kuroda for Curtis Granderson?

  111. Mike says:
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    Do I drop Hector Santiago or Collin McHugh?

  112. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h, drop joyce for krispie, chris carter, eric young, david murphy, heisey or hold? thanks.

  113. Mike says:
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    I have Shelby Miller a couple of places and after hearing here that I should try to deal him, what pitchers should I target?

    Are these valid targets?

    Homer Bailey
    Gerrit Cole
    James Shields
    Cole Hamels
    Mike Minor
    Alex Cobb
    Julio Teheran
    Masahiro Tanaka
    Hisashi Iwakuma

    And is there a couple I should go after first?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: If you can get Tanaka, Teheran, Shields, Cole or Bailey, go for it

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        sounds like an exercise in futility .

        • John says:
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          @costaricanchata: yeah might have to throw in a closer or something

        • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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          @costaricanchata: Matt Cain or Sonny Gray may be more likely targets to get a hit.

          • Mike says:
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            @Drexel Hill Dragons: I may have got Cain for him but Sonny Gray would have been a reach.

        • Mike says:
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          @costaricanchata: People are really tired of Bailey, I have seen him dropped in other leagues.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I just got Homer Bailey for him in one league.

  114. JAL says:
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    Grey, Dom Brown or Khris Davis 12-team 5×5 RoS? Also, can you please resuscitate Panda? Between him, Sale, Trumbo, Prado, Henderson, Kuroda and the rest of my “team” I am losing hope already. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Brown…. I hear ya on Panda

  115. ujoh says:
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    Kyle Seager or Nolan Arenado? I have Seager right now and don’t necessarily want to drop him….

    I can’t play both because my utility is taken up by Jose Abreu with Fielder at 1B.

    • Hawk says:
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      @ujoh:

      Deal Fielder for an underperforming ace and play all 3?

  116. Rondell says:
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    Matt Adams for Scott Kazmir

    Side ?

  117. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, how do you feel about these middling tossers?

    Hutchison @ Philly ($10.8)
    Tillman @ TB ($3.6)
    Elias @ Oak (-$1.3)

    The rays are kind of heating up and I just hate Tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto: I’d go in that order

  118. andrew says:
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    Grey,
    I need help with hitting. I was offered Nolan Arenado for my RPJoakim Soria. I am worried that when Cuddyer returns, Arenado will end up batting 6 or7 in the lineup. Is that a valid concern or should I pull the trigger on the guy?
    6X6 roto. using OBP. 12 teams.
    thanks man

      • andrew says:
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        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Deck says:
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    To add to the Gyorko questions…my bench bat is Frazier and just recently dropped Gyorko, have stars at both 3b and 2b so who do I want as that bench/util bat?

  120. Bob says:
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    Alex Gordon for Dee Gordon? I have HRs and Rbi’s out the wazoo with Stanton and Abreu, could use the avg and steals. League includes walks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: It’s fair, I’d go Alex

  121. Ron says:
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    I was thinking of giving up fowler middlebrooks and cron for Hosmer. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: I’d want Hosmer, not really close

  122. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Would you offer Ortiz, Braun, and Kazmir for Abreu, Harper, and Samardzija? It’s a dynasty keeper and can keep players for up to 3 years. Also a 12 team h2h. The other guy is 0-5 and I’m 5-0 and in first

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:

      i’d laugh at that offer .

  123. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m streaming Ray today. But I’m the stream equivalent of the woman at the docks waiting for the sailors to go on shore leave. I’ll stream anybody.

    I agree we need a term for loney types. I suggested one last year…empty calories. Lots of hits with no counters. Taste great, fill you up but actually not good for you.

    Maybe Average Joes. Just hit for average, otherwise Joes. Loney….eh…just an Average Joe. Or maybe Joe Average works better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a play on B.A. Baracus… BA Barfacus

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        AGNOF….just plain ain’t got no face

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, not feeling it

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Forty twenties. Cuz the is what their box score always seems to look like:

        4 0 2 0

  124. tim says:
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    sit both cj wilson/ bailey tonight. AL east teams always seem to put up some runs

  125. Scooter G says:
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    In a categories league with OBP who do you like better ROS A Gordon or G Springer?

    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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      @Scooter G: Gordon but man is he Yawnstipating

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  126. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    10 team OBP league…currently have Gattis at Catcher but Wilin just got dumped. Would you lose Hellikson in your DL spot for Wilin and dump Gattis once he comes off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. J-FOH says:
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    We need to have a conversation about that still kinda round Fat panda and WT is going on with him. I get that his BABIP is low, his ISO is really low, his walk rate is about right for him, his K rate is way up, But his GB, LD, and FB are all right on track with career numbers. I just can’t figure this guy out. OTS and GREY, what do you two think? I think he is primed for a breakout but could this also just be that he sucks without his fat?…..or was never actually very good in the first place and teams have figured him out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s going to start hitting in a big (fat) way at some point soon…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Go check out eno saris piece on fangraphs as well as the comments over there. As good a theory as any. Just to summarize, he’s halved his career percentage of swinging at the first pitch and his contact rates are way down. Personally, I suspect he’ll get it together. The guy has the underlying tool set to hit. He and the staff will make adjustments. The BABIP will correct and that will help him mentally.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I read that already and it didn’t help me.

        Congrats on making razzball immortality with a glossary term.

        Did you see my post in the FCL about where to go in Ballard?

  128. DatWONthing says:
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    who wins this trade?

    side A: Gets Goldy

    Side B: gets Tex, Jansen, and Cj Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  129. johnyQ says:
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    Cargo and Eovaldi for Michael Wacha in dynasty league – who wins this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  130. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Grey,
    Would you drop Joe Smith for Matt Lindstrom? Apparently Smith hurled (not pitching wise) in the bullpen last night and Frieri got the unintentional Save.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Let ARoid Play! says:
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      @Let ARoid Play!: Never mind Grey. You already responded to this.

      Thanks.

  131. kyle says:
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    Fowler or Lorenzo Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  132. Coffee says:
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    We start 3 relievers (not a holds league), and currently I have Reed, Robertson, Chapman, and Broxton. I just received an offer of Jason Vargas and Shawn Kelley for Broxton. On one hand, I might be able to use Vargas during 2-start weeks, but on the other hand, Broxton might come in handy as insurance in case Chapman goes down again. Does this deal make any sense for me? I guess Kelley would also become insurance for Robertson.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Coffee: I don’t see the deal making sense for either of you. You’re just swapping handcuffs and getting an average SP. It’s not a good or bad deal. It’s just a deal. I guess he gets a couple more days of Broxton so it makes less sense for you. I suddenly regret starting a response to this. Good luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  133. Oppo Taco says:
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    Gyorko or Frazier ROS for 3b? Thanks
    I’m assuming hill > gyorko ROS for 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  134. flo-g-money says:
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    Top two moving forward for rest of season? Bailey, Liriano, Burnett, Eovaldi, Gee, or Porcello? Thanks, good stuff as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Eovaldi

  135. G-OZ says:
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    Need corner infield help (currently have Lawrie & Bogarts at 3B) – does it make sense to cut Martin Perez ( 2 bad games – strikeouts lacking) and pick Cron for the upside? (Kershaw, Lee, Minor, Gray, Eovaldi, Ventura, Kluber Smyly & Stroman are my other starters). (12 team Yahoo head to head league) – thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  136. Carl Weathers says:
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    Damn that was a funnier than usual write-up Grey. Thanks!

    In a keeper league Gyorko was dropped.

    Lose A Hill for Gyorko??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Gyorko

  137. Josh Ansley says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez for Sonny Gray? Which side? A little context; I would still have Jo-Fer/Cole/Eovaldi/Ventura/Cobb (DL) and there are still some decent (ish) options on waivers. Don’t necessarily need Gonzalez (have Goldy/Arenado/Donaldson as 1b/3b/Utility) but thinking the value is too good. Could trade one of Arenado/Donaldson/Gonzo or a package to get an upgrade somewhere else. All opinions greatly appreciated …. thanks for your time as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ta!

  138. Will says:
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    Looking to up my R and SB…would you trade Werth/Papelbon for Rios? 6 x 6 OPS Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Just Make Pitch says:
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    Scouting some two-week pitchers for next week. Who would you like the best out of the following matchups in a QS and K/9 league?

    Travis Wood: @ STL, v MIL
    Tom Koehler: @ LAD, @ SF
    Tim Lincecum: v. ATL, v. MIA

    Also wondering who you like best going forwards out of the following: Ian Kennedy, Josh Beckett, Garrett Richards, Drew Hutchinson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum… Beckett

  140. I moustache you something says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Beckett just hit the waiver wire in my league…
    I have Niese, Jesse Chavez, Fister, Gallardo at my backend of the my rotation.
    drop any of these guys for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese, pretty much a push

  141. Paz says:
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    Trade Bruce for Kipnis?

  142. Ben. says:
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    Yoenis Céspedes vs Porcello/Coco Crisp

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, it’s fair

  143. Troy says:
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    Gyorko or Gyorko rest of season 25 team league with 6 2bs per team?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Troy:

      easy choice … not even close .

  144. Ben. says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of the season?

    Rick Porcello or Jesse Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • Ben. says:
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        @Grey: Would you trade Coco/Chavez for Yoenis? I need some power.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  145. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    BTW, Grey…Nice Trouble T-Roy reference. Pete Rock and CL Smooth (damn what a debut album back in the day) did that dude right with T.R.O.Y. Never much of a Heavy D guy myself though.

    If you also surfed at dawn and banged bongs at dusk while thumping EPMD we probably would have gotten arrested together in high school.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, we were arrested together, word is bond

    • @Moronymous Lohse: Lohsee I lived in San Diego from 1979 to 2005, loved the Dawn patrol and bongs at green flash sunsets @ Nobes at Sunset Cliffs..peace Bro

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        green flashes down here .
        surfing too … but just a spectator sport for me .

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Divided time between Rye Rocks, N.H. – where I learned (cold as hell & you have to wear freakin’ dry suits, booties and gloves in the winter when the waves are worth riding) and Cocoa Beach, FL. – where I got good on tiny growlers. NOTHING on the funky funky east side as nice as SoCal. NOTHING as sweet, or sweet sounding, as green flash sunsets. But copious trailer park southern gals and hard looking New Englanders depending on where we were. Pax, kid.

  146. LanceB says:
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    Love it as usual!
    Roto 5×5

    Si or No

    1. Drop ruiz for ramos?

    2. Drop Archer for eovaldi or niese?

    all the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Eovaldi

  147. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side in this deal:

    A) Prince/Hanley/Jones
    B) Abreu/Tulo/Granderson

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    My OF would then be Marte, Myers, Brantley, Granderson, and can dump Springer for Ozuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: option #2 is Prince/Jones/Salty for Tulo/Posey/Granderson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tulo side

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: I can make that offer to someone who has a ton of OF injuries and a backup SS for Tulo. It would leave me with Marte, Myers, Brantley, Grandy, and Springer (unless I drop Springer) for my 4 OF slots. Make the deal? I have tons of 1Bs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: made the offer. This guy is terrible about responding, so we’ll see.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: and thanks for the wise words of advice.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  148. The Guillentine says:
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    Fielder for Strasburg? Fielder for Bumgarner? (5×5 10 team yahoo). I need help with WHIP and ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, Fielder, but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  149. I moustache you something says:
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    my Gallardo for his McCann?

  150. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade heyward for fister?

  151. Big W says:
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    Hey, one more question…

    Hittertron seems to like K Davis vs. Collmenter better than Frazier @ Doubront… Would you agree?

    Thanks in advance!

  152. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, 12-team 5×5 mixer, Bumgarner and Kemp vs. Teheran and Arenado, which side are you taking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        haha .
        you and the phenom are 0 for the last 3 questions .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  153. Punk says:
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    I’ve been offered Austin Jackson for Smyly and Stroman. My OF needs help (4 spots – starting the original CarGo, Craig, Crawford (ouch), and a streamer spot (thank you, Coors) with Braun on the DL). Pitching is deep-ish (JoFer, Gio, Lynn, Dickey, Iwakuma, T.Wood, and Hutchison as well), but spending two chips is substantial. Would replace one pitcher with streamy goodness from the wire (Keuchel, Elias, Mejia, Arrieta?).

    League is 12-team mixed, 5×5 rotisserie. Do the trade or not? Thanks for what you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it

  154. Blue Crew says:
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    Hey Gray,

    Is Sandoval dropable at this point? 10 Team 6×6 league. Only 4 moves allowed per week and I am already 3 in for this week.

    Of course, I dropped Gyrko and he hits a homerun… Some options available are Rasmus, Byrd, Gyrko (did I really just say that?), Salty, Loney…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • @Blue Crew: If you are talking Pablo hold him, he needs a hug, lol, and is the player with the best upside on this list..cheers

  155. New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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    Is it possible for me to even consider cutting bait with aramis ramirez? or should i wait out this huge slump hes in after a crazy start?

    hes on my bench, but i might need him now that Lawrie is down, also i have zimmerman on the dl.

      • New Jersey Jays Fan says:
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        @Cram It:

        Lawrie if hes not injred, plus i have zimmerman hopefully coming back soon. i also have two utility spots in this league.

        • Cram It says:
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          @New Jersey Jays Fan: Right, if Lawrie’s healthy. If he’s not, which is the scenario we’re operating under here, who would you have at 3B if not A-Ram?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not impossible

  156. The Hungarian Hippo says:
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    Great write up . Top draw from top to bottom.

    I have Wright and Rollins on the left side of my inf. Been trying to get Segura. Do I trade Wright for Segura and add Gyorko or just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Segura

  157. Nimrod says:
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    Grey I read the definition of ROS and have waited to see if I could figure out what it means but I don’t get the meaning. Please explain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

          • Hondo says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: Damn,I thought people were referring to the red headed hooker from Game of thrones.

    • fausto says:
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      @Nimrod: ive been told its roy oswalts spitoon….that could explain a lot of things in my life

  158. Sniff Test says:
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    When is Taveras getting called up? Does he have greater redraft value than Morales for a stash bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      July….Probably

  159. Boomer19 says:
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    Neil Walker, Hardy, or Espinosa at middle infield ROS? Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  160. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points league.

    Offer in for my Allen Craig for Koji Uehara…

    Votto and Morneau at 1b

    Jones, pence, Gordon, Polanco stashed for the OF
    Craig is 1b/of/utility

    Chisek and Jim Johnson are my closers

    Worth it in a points league?
    7 pts for a save. – 5 blown save. – 5 loss. 4 pts hr. 1 pt total bases. -1 ks are the basics.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  161. Butch Hobson says:
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    True story: I met Chris Nilan at a Mariners game in 2007 or 2008. I was wearing a Bruins hoodie and he approached me in the beer line and showed me his Canadians tattoo on his bicep. Lets just say he’s a conflicted soul.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, awesome

  162. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Pinto or Ramos? Points league with BBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. How about this?

        Puig for Leonys/Skaggs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig side, it’s not close

  163. Handsome george says:
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    Is giving up fielder for rios a good deal or am I shooting too low? Have Pujols to put at first and decent power all around.

    Another option is fielder, Zimmerman, and Beltran for goldshmidt and marte?

    Do you like all three of those options for me? If so which do you like best before I make any offers? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy

  164. Handsome george says:
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    Is giving up fielder for rios a good deal or am I shooting too low? Have Pujols to put at first and decent power all around.

    Another option is fielder, Zimmerman, and Beltran for goldshmidt and marte?

    If he doesn’t go for those two would u give up Zimmerman for marte? I know this his looking to sell marte.

    Do you like all three of those options for me? Thanks Grey.

  165. Dan says:
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    Good Morning Grey,
    In a 10 team redraft would you drop Austin Jackson for one of the following free agents?

    B Phillips
    M Ozuna
    T Frazier
    C Yelich
    E Bonifacio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna if you need steals

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        must be a typo , here .
        yelich is a lead-off batter
        and projects for more SB ‘s than ozuna .
        cust .

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I just dropped Austin for Marcell….Must Ozuna!!

        Also would you trade my E5 for his segura?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  166. Hoog says:
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    Traded Hanley for Tulo preseason in my H2H keeper league. YAY!!!

    Question. In a vacuum, would you prefer billy Butler or Matt Cain? It’s a quality starts league.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  167. Papajeansegura says:
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    Would you take Aramis Ramirez for Cashner straight up? Already have Pablo and Longo as my 3B plus about 4 1B guys, so my IF is a little crowded, but I’m low on ribbies cause my 1B is Matt Adams, Prince, Shitty Bill Butler and Loney who was basically a batty call but I’ve held him cause he’s hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

      • Papajeansegura says:
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        @Grey: how about if he throws in Mejia?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Papajeansegura: Why are you trying to trade for Aramis with all those CI’s already? He’s not even that much of an sure enough upgrade. Why don’t you flip Cashner for a better bat at another position?

  168. Mike says:
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    was offered ryu and lohse for desmond. I have villar also.
    was also offered eovaldi for desmond

    aybar, alcides, miller are also available

    14 team yahoo league

    Should I make either deal or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  169. PedroF says:
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    Grey, 16team league 6*5 (OBP as the 6th hitting category). I have the possibility of trading Encarnacion for King Felix straight up. This is a salaries league and both guys have high salaries which will make it very hard to keep them for more than 2 seasons (this one and the next, best case scenario).

    I have Miggy that I can use as my 1B and I have Moustakas or can pick up a guy like Francisco to put as my 3B. Some help with my pitching would be nice but I’m afraid Encarnacion may start heating up soon…

    Would you do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it for you, it’s fair though

      • PedroF says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, my thoughts exactly, fair but not really convinced about taking it. Thanks!

  170. Should have gotten him a live chicken says:
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    Grey

    Belt for Shark… Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Should have gotten him a live chicken says:
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        @Grey:

        Any side you prefer ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really, prolly Shark

  171. Bob says:
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    Challenge Trade
    10 Team head to head Roto Categories 6×6 Extra cats k’s for hitters and Qs for Pitcher

    Would you trade Danny Salazar for Matt Kemp? Current Roster Below

    OF-Billy Hamilton
    OF-Allen Craig
    OF-Dylan Viceido
    Bench-Ryan Braun (DL)
    Bench-Jay Bruce (Dl)
    Bench-Alex Gordon
    Bench- George Springer

    P-Jose Fernandez
    P-Tanaka
    P-Bumgardner
    P-Zimmerman
    P-Sonny Gray
    Bench-Eovildi
    Bench-Ventura
    Bench-Annibal Sanchez(DL)
    Bench-Danny Salazar
    Bench-Tijuan Walker (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Bob:

      i traded kemp for huston street , a week ago .
      it’s all about surpluses and …… needs .

  172. Alan says:
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    Sorry if this is a bad question but what batter level should i shoot for if i deal lester?
    6×6 ops
    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade a different piece, Lester’s not going to get what he deserves in a trade

      • Alan says:
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        @Grey: Kazmir?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know the lead in to this since I’m on my phone

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        but he’s willing to take a home-town discount !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  173. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    any amount of further Gyorko being good till we can drop Springer for him in redraft shallow leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  174. Robby D says:
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    Started off my H2H matchup this week nicely with a six pack of homers from Tulo, Arenado, Hosmer, Gyorko and Gomez.

    Going to be an OF down with Bruce hitting the DL and Gomez missing for a couple days when the suspension takes affect.

    We have two DL slots, but they are used up by Zimmerman and Cobb, so I’m rostering Bruce and Rosario without being able to DL them and my only other bench bat is Danny Espinosa right now.

    Does anyone know when the suspension for Gomez is going into affect because i need to know whether to drop a streaming pitcher spot for 2-3 days to pick up an OF (Chris Young and Gerardo Parra look like the best options) until Gomez gets back)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  175. robot says:
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    Need hitting, have a ton of pitching. 5×5 – OBP ,13 team league.

    without too many more details

    I give: Sonny and G. Cole

    for Rizzo

    crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not completely

  176. Rondell says:
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    Matt Adams for Homer Bailey,
    Side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  177. Joe says:
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    Grey would you trade liriano and aaron hil for julio Teherán?

  178. Random Collmenter says:
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    Considering offering Prince (1st round) for Rendon (12th rd) plus Stroman (last rd) in a H2H points keeper league.

    Am I crazy? Prince looks terrible, or at least has until yesterday.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bit crazy

    • Rondell says:
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      I may have asked, Hosmer for Bailey? it’s on the table, side?

  179. Rondell says:
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    Bumgarner for Arenado, side?

  180. 740 says:
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    Grey….OF – Cain, Brown? ROS

    also, is it worth stashing Stroman in 10team roto 5×5?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown… Sure

  181. Grey, Branrley and Yelich for Prince..10 team H2H points ;league..cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince

  182. Alan says:
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    Would you NOT trade Kazmir for any of the following brantley, pagan, moss, t hunter, vmart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  183. Chicken Dinner says:
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    One more for you kind sir. It appears Wong is on his way back. Would you drop Seimen for him?

    • @Chicken Dinner: Hey roto news says this:

      Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in an interview Tuesday that he doesn’t expect Kolten Wong to remain at Triple-A Memphis for long.
      “I don’t imagine it’s going to be a long period of time down there,” Mozeliak said. “If he can get 2-3 weeks of everyday play and get himself on track, that should help him.” Wong was surprisingly demoted after a .225/.276/.268 start at the plate, but he’s clearly still in the Cards’ plans. Mark Ellis is handling second base for the big club for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  184. MB says:
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    Cool to swap A Gordon for V Mart in dynasty? 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  185. KarlJ says:
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    Been offered Justin Upton for Mad Bum. Could really use the offense to replace Harper.
    My SP is still strong ( Teheran, Gray, Minor, Cashner, Hudson, Peralta with Bauer stashed on the bench)
    Should be a no brainer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  186. timmyk93 says:
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    Drop Springer…, scoop Ozuna? 12 tm h2h points league. (bench bat)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have to

      • timmyk93 says:
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        @Grey:

        never HAVE to, lol, i just get impatient looking at my roster. I will hold springer a bit longer. Thanks, Grey!

  187. Allan says:
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    Kazmir or tim hudson?

  188. SDB says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How come no mention of Brayan Pena? He’s crushing this past week.

    See any short term ride the red dog lighting here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just mentioned him the other day

  189. henncoop says:
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    My apologies if any of these were addressed already …start or sit:
    Archer vs Balt
    Tillman @ TB
    Chavez vs Sea
    Hutchinson @ Phi

    Thanks Grey …working on the deck yet again & going to the Brewer game later.
    BTW IMHO Segura is back …last chance to buy low …do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so on Segura… I’d start all but Archer

  190. Wilsonian says:
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    According to Fantasy Alarm: “Chris Davis (oblique) did some stuff during the off day Monday, including some pool work.”

    What did he do, clean the leaves and bugs out of Showalter’s pool?

    Are we 15? Mom: “So what did you do today?” Son: “Some stuff.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  191. desert_heat says:
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    N.Arenado and S.Gray for P.Fielder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  192. Jimmy says:
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    Who wins this trade? Thx.

    J.Upton, Encarnacion, and A.Chapman
    for
    Pedroia, Machado, Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • Jimmy says:
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        @Grey:
        what about swapping Choo for Pedroia…benefit still on Upton side?

        J.Upton, Encarnacion, and A.Chapman
        for
        Choo, Machado, Polanco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  193. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    WATCH OUT FOR THAT KID ON THE BIKE !!

    (i know that you’re on your phone ,
    just wanted to make sure that you’re not driving)

    and get that damn car off of my lawn !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My bad!

  194. Alex says:
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    What if I can get Werth for Lester? Take werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Gracias

  195. OaktownSteve says:
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    Two of stream options today. Heisey hitting lead off against Dubront. Lagares leading off against H Alvarez.

    Harrison is leading off for the Pirates. Marte hitting 5th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was looking at Heisey in RCL, did grab him in another league

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m streaming Heisey in the RCL. He’s been running when he plays.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, might still…

  196. Is a 40 year old Fatolo worth a roster spot, just for games he pitches at Metco?

    His best months last year were June, July and a GREAT September

  197. Boomer19 says:
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    Is Hanley for Longoria a straight up trade? Who do you favor?

  198. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    either A or B
    A. trade longoria and villar for cano moving wright to 3b and frazier to CI or
    B. keep longo and villar having wright at CI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        gonna try and tie phenom’s streak of 3 !!

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @costaricanchata: you believe in villar?

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Tony Cingrani’s Ego:

          i like his SB’s … and think his success rate will improve
          over last year’s 18sb/8cs .
          might be a .250 – .260 (?) hitter with 30 SB’s this year .
          i’ll take that from my middle infielder .

          also , frazier hit .234 for me , last year .
          reds line-up , and particularly their OF , in a state of turmoil .
          with bruce on the DL and hamilton to follow ,
          they’re looking at ludwig/heisey/bernadina … (ugh) .
          not much fear in starting most SP’s @ cincy ,
          and opposing hitters , of course , will still love their park .

  199. Steph says:
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    I’m feeling down about my team. I’m 1-3 and I’d love some reassurance that everything’s going to be ok. Here’s what my team looks like-h2h points- shallow

    C.Molina
    1b.Abreu
    2b.Carpenter
    3b. Arenado/Machado
    SS. Desmond
    Of. McCutchen
    Of.Holliday
    Of. Myers
    Util. Chris Davis

    Sp.Darvish
    Sp.sale
    Sp. Minor
    Sp. Cole
    Sp. Chavez
    RP.Tyson Ross
    RP. Cishek

    Bench. Kazmir, Walker…

    Do you think things will get better for me as the season goes on? Or should I make drastic moves in trades?

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea how many teams

  200. Joe says:
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    Trade I was proposed. I would not have to drop anyone because my team has an open slot at the moment. My 1B is Billy Butler. In a vacuum:

    I give: Gomez, Craig, and Lincecum
    I get: Fielder, Jennings, Brantley, and Cain (dl)

    It’s a h2h yahoo league, 5×5, non keeper.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Joe:

      take it … today .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        i should get half credit for that .

        i bow to Phenom’s superiority …
        his 0 – 3 streak is still alive .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  201. that guy says:
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    In a 10 team 6×6 H2H keeper league who do you like ROS and next 2-4 seasons?

    Springer
    Polanco
    Taveras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  202. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Today’s Comparison:

    Peter Alvarez vs. Nolan Sandblasting

    Pedro Alvarez
    Hits 26/121 Runs17 HR8 RBI22 Ks30 SB2 AVG.215 OPS.746
    Hits 42/134 Runs20 HR6 RBI22 Ks17 SB1 AVG.313 .OPS851
    Nolan Arenado

    Yeah – who the hell knew Arenado was translatable? Other than someone who is a natively speaks Mandarin Chinese?

    Yeah – and who the hell knew that Arenado, regardless of the incredible season he’s having, is equal or better than Alvarez in almost every counting stat?

    If you followed Grey’s advice you had your 3B covered for nothing from the very outset of your draft. Thank you, Fifty Shades!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome!

  203. liriano sucks says:
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    True statement on good ol francisco? Think he turns it around or is this what he is now? curious to see what you think…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is what he is

  204. a little ahead of myself says:
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    long term (ROS and next 2-4 seasons) who do you like more in a keeper league that includes OPS?

    polanco
    springer
    taveras

    • fausto says:
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      @a little ahead of myself: not springer, ive seen the hype machine in stl before..(see colby rasmus being billed as the next mickey mantle.) im going polanco.

  205. fausto says:
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    Anybody know anything about ESPN Weekly Leagues with an 8 start max?
    im now co managaing a girl’s team that was drafted via autopick…yay.
    4 slots for sp, 1 slot for rp. if I have 7 starts going in to sunday and have 4-5 sp going on sunday which would put me over the 8 start max, do the sunday pitching stats get wiped?

    There are guys like tyson ross and skaggs etc with rp eligibility. that i could slot in to replace a maybe 3-4 save closer. im only using this strategy b/c outside of Mccutch/Longo/Votto this team is all waiver pickups. SP is the only way we can win the league. and its working so far. just havent tried to exceed the 8 start/week limit yet.

    I would call espn but im afraid they will not realize that there is a loophole in their system and change it. i know im not that important but it is espn. and they are “the worldwide leader in football, ahem…. i mean sports” as we all know.

    Thanks to anybody that replies/knows anything about this.

  206. awaiting moderation??? says:
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    interesting, since when have comments been moderated?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      They always have been. Try using the same username/email account when you are on here. Once you’re approved, you’re fine but if you change one or the other every time you comment, you go into the pending bin.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @awaiting moderation???: Yes. This happens anytime I want to surreptitiously discuss balls and don’t care to use my regular handle.

  207. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Just got offered Brandon Phillips & David Ortiz in a keeper league for my Miguel Cabrera. Does anyone know of a service that sends a slap-o-gram? You know, like a telegram only all they do once the door opens is slap the dum sumbitch and say ‘Miggy for B-fun/Ortiz? (stop) Really? (stop)In a keeper no less? (stop)’ and then walk away.

    • Hawks Fan says:
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      @Sky:

      Wow..that is one horrible trade offer. Do they think you were born yesterday?

      I try to not and get offended anymore at stupid trade offers, but boy it’s tough sometimes. Do you ever counter dumb trade offers with an even dumber offer? It relieves the headache I get usually haha.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha sometimes. I responded with ‘thanks for the offer but I don’t see how this benefits me at all’. Thats as about a polite of an eff off I could dream up

    • OneI'dWilly says:
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      @Sky: I can be had for cheap . . .

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha, you’re hired!

        • OneI'dWilly says:
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          @Sky: cool, let me go test out my new product on my boss:
          Hello sir, stop, I am leaving to pursue a new venture, stop, it has been a pleasure working here, stop, *slap*, suck on that, stop, could you please provide a testimonial on my product, stop, please dont call the police, stop, no really stop

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            HA! That was seriously hilarious, my friend.

    • fausto says:
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      @Sky: I got a blackmon for gomez. i’ll need that # as well.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        That’s pretty icky but at least production wise it’s not the worst offer ever. That goes to someone who offered me Grant Green for Nolan Arenado this year. Here’s what I said in the reject email response: ‘?’ It says so much…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sky:

      slap-o-gram ?
      that’s hilarious .
      well done , sir .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        branch out with similar products …
        kick – in – the – ass – o – gram .
        (additional fees apply) .

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        *tips cap*

        I owe my stroke of genius to an idiot though. I don’t know how I feel about that.

  208. Frank White says:
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    Should I drop Kuroda or Mcallister as a stream spot??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuroda

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks!! My lineup..
        Yadier Molina
        Napoli
        Kipnis
        Aramis Ramirez
        Elvis Andrus
        Cespedes
        Ellsbury
        Rios
        Encarnacion
        1 – Do you think I should make any changes even if it means dropping a guy that’s highly owned?? 2 – You told me to hold kipnis and i explained we have no DL spot and I have a pitcher hurt too but if I hold him I would have to drop Salazar or McAllister. Drop one or hold?? 3 – Is it time to panic with Felix Hernandez?? Try to trade??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d drop McAllister before Kipnis… Don’t see why F-Her is worth panicking over…

  209. Hondo says:
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    Lawrie was getting hot before the flashlight incident.If he doesn’t play tonight,drop for Gyorko?Drop anyway?

    ( playing in Toronto he’s closest to the Northern Lights,if he was in Miami he’d be Brettcarlo as he is invulnerable to natural light)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  210. sal says:
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    I have been streaming for a couple weeks now due to injuries to Sale and Ryu and the stashing of Bauer and Stroman, who was recently added to the bullpen. However i was able to pick up Koelher for tomorrow’s game against the Mets and seems like a guy who could be useful for a bit, thus I was thinking of keeping him and dropping Martin Perez. Thoughts?

    SP: Teheran
    SP: Cj Wilson
    RP: Reed
    RP: Balfour
    P: Stroman
    P: Masterson
    P: Porcello
    P: Koehler
    Bench: Bucholz
    Bench: Perez
    Bench: Bauer
    Bench: Ryu
    DL: Sale

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  211. Paz says:
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    Drop Bauer, Joe Smith or Viciedo for Cody Allen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo bench bat? Him then

      • Paz says:
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        @Grey: Well, with the news of B-ham possibly hitting the DL, then V is a Utility

        These damn Reds’ injuries are killing me…

  212. Rondell says:
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    I may have asked, Hosmer for Bailey? it’s on the table, side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, it’s fair

  213. I moustache you something says:
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    Gyorko or McCann…
    my catcher is Pinto and my 2b is A. Hill…would you do it? (12-team, mixed, roto)
    or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  214. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Was offered his cespedes for my gray. Accept? My pitching pretty solid, just worried about his hammy.

  215. aj says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto…i need help in every offensive category. can you tell me who to drop and pick up from the wire. Thank you in advance!

    C Carlos Santana
    1B Anthony Rizzo,
    2B Robinson Cano,
    3B Josh Donaldson,
    SS Andrelton Simmons,
    2B/SS Scooter Gennett,
    1B/3B Garrett Jones,
    OF Adam Jones,
    OF Will Venable,
    OF Marcell Ozuna,
    OF Norichika Aoki,
    OF Lorenzo Cain,
    UTIL Chris Young,
    Bench Jay Bruce*,
    Bench Adam Lind*

    Waiver Wire Guys

    Asdrubal Cabrera,
    Todd Frazier,
    Dayan Viciedo,
    Juan Uribe,
    Corey Hart
    Justin Smoak,
    Junior Lake
    Michael Saunders
    C.J. Cron
    Juan Lagares
    Oscar Taveras,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier over Jones, Saunders over Venable

  216. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Lawrie, Puig, Mauer, Gattis and Adrian Gonzalez all out of action tonight.

    Billy Hamilton could be headed to DL, Chapman could be activated this weekend,
    Kershaw has been activated.

    Adjust your lineups accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  217. Armando Esteban Quito says:
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    I can only pick up one SP, in a rotisserie league.

    Kluber, Colon, Gee, Wood, Ross, De la Rosa, Lyles, Feldman, McHugh.

    Which one is the best option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  218. Ben. says:
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    Tillman or Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  219. gobiggreen says:
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    building a trade up: teheran and heyward for bailey and cespedes. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey side

  220. John says:
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    which side in OPS + AVG league? Torii or VMart

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  221. Ben. says:
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    Homer Bailey/Coco Crisp vs Wil Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, it’s fair

  222. Wilsonian says:
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    With Ramos possibly coming back tomorrow and Rosario being a douchebag this season and forcing me to play Salty…do I swap Salty for Ramos when he’s activated? I don’t trust the Saltman to continue this.

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    **man, that was one convoluted method to ask if I should drop Salty for Ramos…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  223. Snacks13 says:
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    Grey,

    10 Team Head 2 Head, Standard

    Was offered J. Abreu, Tanaka and Nelson Cruz for my Trout.. Accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  224. smegma says:
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    Buy low on Bruce or stay away? Should I try Marte for Bruce/Iwakuma, Bruce/Wheeler or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him low but lower than that

  225. Ron says:
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    Looking for 1-2 guys to choose from as a Bruce fill-in in a weekly Roto league with OBP…Here is what’s on the wire:

    Garrett Jones, Rasmus, Cain, Saunders Chris Young, Dyson, Kubel

    Who are your top two from this list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Rasmus

  226. Latest up date on Billy ‘fingers’ Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton (fingers) could be headed to the 15-day disabled list.
    Hamilton tried taking practice swings on Tuesday and was unable to comfortably grip the bat. He has missed four straight starts due to a sprain of the third and fourth knuckles on his left hand. The Reds will get him checked out by club medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek before making a decision. Skip Schumaker is starting in center field on Tuesday night.
    Via rotoworld

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  227. TRS says:
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    Was offerred Cano, Beltre, Victorino -4- GioGonzalez, Liriano, Arenado….. H2H league, already deep in pitching, could use uptick in hitting in scarce positions… Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  228. Dave says:
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    Rendon enough back for kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  229. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on Baez for both this season and future? Worth a stash in a keeper league? Do you like Baez more than Bogaerts both ROS and future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him more than Xander…

  230. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    First off, love the site. First time commenter, some time reader. Any help much apreesh. 10 team roto 6×6 (holds, total bases), only 2 DL spots. Have serious injury probs. Trumbo, Cobb, Ry Zim, Harper, Bruce all on the DL. It’s starting to seriously affect my maximization of AB’s and IP. Got offered Uehara and Seager for my Ry Zimm and Cobb. I’m ok on saves, but I can flip Uehara for a bat, as closers are overvalued by most in this league. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Go for it with the trade, not much to lose…

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the response. BTW, I thoroughly enjoyed the A Martinez reference. Not that I was forced to watch Santa Barbara with my mother as a child or anything….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  231. Nucking Futz says:
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    Salazar and M. Perez just hits waiver wire in our 10T. Either worth dropping Beckett or Haren for? Or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren for salazar

  232. John says:
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    10 teamer worst OF Gordon, w Harper also on DL. Have 4 closers would u trade one for polanco?jansen frieri robertson hunter.

    I dont want to trade Jansen but im guessing its going to take robertson….

    the owner picked up polanco way early and has braun hamilton bourn on and on guys hurt so hes in a bind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  233. Negatto says:
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    Cuddyer vs Chapman.

    Which side wins just looking at value? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  234. Alan says:
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    Speaking of Lester, this dude wants to give me nelson cruz for him, do i dare?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: just out of curiosity what would some hitters that would be fair value for him

  235. Wood says:
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    Hey Grey.. just picked up another managers team. My batting isn’t doing so well. I’ma list the positions, who I have, and some FA’s. Can you give me advise on some add/drops?

    Pick 1
    C Lucroy – Miquel Montero, Carlos Ruiz

    Pick 4 for 2b/SS/MI:
    Gyorko, Daniel Murphy, Brad Miller, Neil Walker, Erick Aybar, Asdrubal Cabrera, Alcides Escobar

    Pick 3
    Jordan Lyles, Garret Richards, Marco Estrada, Zach Mcallister, Matt Garza, Tyson Ross

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy….Gyorko, Aybar, Alcides, Asdrubal…Estrada, Garza, McAllister

  236. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m thinking about doing what I did yesterday again around 430 today. I’m at a trade show that wraps at 4, my kids are a couple hundred miles away so I am going to grab my laptop, get some beers and profile a couple players. Anybody want me to research a guy? One on my list I’m going to look at is Villar. Anybody asks here, I’ll get back to you after 430.

    Disclaimer….I’m no expert. I just have some free time and I’m happy to offer thoughts on what I see. Because I am a complete baseball junkie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adam Jones, give me hope, OTS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and Prince Fielder!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        On it!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Justin Upton. Is he going to have a solid-to-very good season, or is now the time to be thinking about selling?

      Thanks!

  237. SoSayethI says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Write up is great as always. 10 teamer 5×5 redraft, 3OF 2 util spots. I already have A gonzo and J Morneau but was just offered this.

    I give A Jones, I get Prince fielder and Alex Cobb.

    It’s not really filling a need at all and It would leave me with an OF of D Brown, A Gordon and L Martin but is this too good to pass up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • SoSayethI says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  238. E says:
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    Positive or negative pts for H2H leagues from Homer Bailey @ BOS tonight?
    Do I really need to choose between him and streaming Roberto Hernandez @ NYM ($10.2)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Roberto

  239. jim says:
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    middlebrooks, fowler, and cron for rizzo? non-keeper. thoughts on this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  240. Dirt Nasty says:
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    Do i bother to drop Brandon Hicks for Brandon Crawford? I need production at SS until Brad Miller finally wakes up. Or do I just ride out Hicks?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  241. Al koholic says:
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    rollins,miller or owings,or does it really matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

      • Al koholic says:
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        @Grey: thanks boss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  242. Knighttown says:
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    Ever Cab just popped up on waivers in my 11 team daily league 5×5. I’m dead last in steals. Is he a guy I should target? I could just dump De Aza or Gyorko or Alcides.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  243. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. drop Laroche or Bogaerts for Cain? All would be bench bats, but I could use some OF depth with Bruce and Calhoun dl’d and Heyward being Heyward. Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  244. Alan says:
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    I gotta drop markakis for stubbs even if it is just for tonight right? Then play a lefty rocky tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  245. costaricanchata says:
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    with bruce on the dl and hamilton to follow ,
    the city of cincinnati doesn’t have a lot going for it .
    cueto , i suppose , and staple-head .
    when’s nick pulling into town ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  246. Hoog says:
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    Hi Grey, would you put billy Butler ahead of either aj Burnett or Greg Holland? H2h keeper league that uses net saves and quality starts, slg and bb’s on offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him and Burnett are about even

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy plays better when there’s a JD around

  247. Desert_heat says:
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    M.Scherzer for P.Fielder H2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  248. stonepie says:
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    desmond jennings- hold or sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you selling for?

  249. JFK says:
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    Adverb/Cueto for Fielder/Bailey/Wacha – which side do you like?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee

  250. peejer says:
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    Pull the trigger?
    Been offered Jim Johnson OR frieri(which one do I pick) and seager for wacha and colabello 5×5.
    I have zimmerman/tanaka/bumgardner/eovaldi/loshe/pineda then rodney and rosenthal and C martinez & stroman on the bench

    Seager becoms corner s my UT will relvolve around lind K.Davis springer gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  251. fausto says:
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    My marte for his dom brown/hammel? I would have to go sagnof i have gomez, castro, brantley. ..rajai eyj both fa…. my sp is weak. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  252. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Grey – you an atmosphere fan? new album dropped yesterday. slug’s one of the best writers out there.

    thought you might appreciate it with all the hot fiyah you’ve been spitting on podcasts I mean radio shows.

    I know you don’t like outside links, but it’s good stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFt1xMPnkVg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love Atomosphere, Vampires is my jammy jam… Will check it out, thanks!

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: hell yeah. throwback to ’02. just had to throw it out there as a Minny native

  253. goodfold2 says:
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    some twit just dropped alien simmons, should i drop any of espinosa/villar/scooter/b.crawford in 12 team roto with K’s/errors/OPS/XBH/net steals/ double plays turned, simmons’ counting stats are terrible and he really only seems possibly better than maybe scooter in this league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

      • goodfold2 says:
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        NL only@Grey: guess you don’t see long term crawford keeping up that OPS or counting stats then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  254. Nightpandas says:
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    I offered Soria for Minor. He countered with Niese. (Blech) Any of the following fair deals for Soria?:

    Cobb (probably too much)

    Evocative (Eovaldi – thought you might like that one, was actually the autocorrect’s genius)

    Taijuana Walker

    Estrada

    Wily P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  255. booya says:
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    H2H 6×6 w/ OPS & K/9

    Which side would you want?

    Rizzo & Bailey or Craig & Yordano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  256. OaktownSteve says:
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    Ok…I’m on line. Just in case you didn’t see it above. I am now drinking in a bar and watching the reds and red sox. I will look at any player any of y’all want to look at and give you my opinion, fwiw (very little).

    First up Adam Jones. This one if for Albright. I see a lot of reason for optimism with Adam Jones. There has been an uptick in Ks but other peripherals look stable relative to years past and there are no real major red flags in the numbers that can’t be viewed as a sample size issue. I have a non-statistical explanation for what’s going on with him. Weather. Baltimore played a small number of games in April relatively speaking. They had rain outs and numerous rain delays. Baseball players thrive on routine. One of the things that happens in bad weather, when a game is not rained out but delayed or there is weather threat is the tarp stays on the field and guys can’t take BP. Baltimore was 3rd in slugging last year and this year they are 14th coming out of the gate. I think maybe they are just in a little bit of a funk. It hasn’t been just Jones. It was Davis before he got hurt. I noticed that Baltimore seemed to be particularly effected by weather. I suspect that as the weather straightens itself out ands Baltimore gets back into the day to day of playing baseball we’ll see them get hot as a team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I cheated and looked ahead to see if he was worth trading to Nick for Fielder and decided not to do it, seeing similar things aside from the weather… I really hope he starts soon, he’s killing me right now… Thanks for your take!

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: so you’re holding on to fielder over jones?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Opposite

    • Herschel says:
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      @OaktownSteve: any hope for jerko?

  257. Cruisinkc says:
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    Drop Aoki or Wheeler for CJ Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  258. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: what’s a good OF tier to target for Prince? Weekly roto redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 15

  259. OaktownSteve says:
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    I wish I could give you more optimism about Prince Fielder. I see a ton of red flags. Ground ball percentage way up. Pull percentage up. The shift killing him. Last years trend which was attributed to off-field issues seems less easy to dismiss in light of this start. Several years downward trend in fact powerwise. The only thing you can hope for with him is, baseball is a funny game. He’s displayed a lot of talent in the past and sometimes things can just turn on a dime for no reason even when there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that they will. But right now that’s what you’re best hope appears to be is that he’ll suddenly remember how to be Prince Fielder, but from an evidence standpoint I see none in the record and I see none in the eyeball test either.

    Can’t talk about Fielder without also addressing something that continues to bug me. I see fantasy writers all the time continue to refer to Texas as a great hitters park. It just isn’t any more. It’s not even a particularly good one much less great. It wasn’t last year and so far this year ESPN has it 14th for runs and 22nd for home runs. I guess until the wider audience catches on there’s a possibility for fantasy players to arbitrage this and take advantage of leaguemates by pushing the great ballpark angle in deals when appropriate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same with Jones, I cheated and looked at his player page prior… I see some more optimism… His Ks, walks are showing he’s not pressing, the ground ball rate is a major red flag… I did try to buy him low from Nick for a closer and Aoki and Emilio, addressing his needs… I think I might actually lose that trade but figured it was worth the gamble…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Like I said, baseball is funny game. There’s no harm in taking a gamble on a guy with his track record at the right price…but there’s nothing I can dig up either quantitative or qualitative that says this isn’t just kind of who he is right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I did have Fielder in another league so I hope he shows flashes…

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: @Grey: I compiled a brief list of buys and sells earlier today, and Prince is on the “sell” side. I think that the sample size is large enough now to re-evaluate the player pool, particularly on the hitting side.

            Figured I’d save my list and explanations for Friday’s buy/sell. That work, Grey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It does, definitely…

  260. OneBadMetFan says:
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    16 Team Dynasty League

    Desmond or Xander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  261. Random Collmenter says:
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    Thinking about offering my Verlander plus Cody Allen for his Chris Davis. You like? 5×5 with OPS and QS.

    Here’s the rest of my team:

    1b Adams
    2b Kipnis / Gennet
    3b Alvarez
    ss Dee
    of Bautista
    of Stanton
    of Yelich
    u Rollins
    BN: Polanco, Lake

    SPs: JoFer, MadBum, Gerrit Cole, Cole Hamels, Tyson Ross
    RPs: Perkins, Rodney, Lindstrom, Smith

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  262. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G is it stupid holding polanco in a 10 team redraft or will he be worth it? I’m feinding a stream spot with nobody else to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  263. OaktownSteve says:
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    By request here are some thoughts on Justin Upton. The good…as an owner you have to love the fact that he’s got 4 steals already. He only had 8 all last year. Willingness to run is going to be huge or him. 15-20 steals would cover up any other flaws which might arise. The bad and the ugly are obvious….400 BABIP in no way sustains, so we’re going to see BA and counter stats back off as the luck normalizes. Then there’s the ugly, the 34.6% K rate. That by itself is a recipe for a tough year. But Upton is an interesting case. He’s one of the more misperceived players in some ways. He’s thought of as a K machine, but his 23% career average is not hideous. Not great but not to the degree that he sometimes get tagged with the K label. And because of the perceived talent level, he’s a perpetual “break out” candidate. But look at last year. Very useful numbers for an outfielder who had been properly valued. But more importantly you go back to the steals. He gives you 27/18 with .268 and 96/70 (which is last year’s numbers plus bags)and you’re looking at a season that’s probably exceeding his draft slot this year. And I see no reason to think that’s exactly what happens. So I would say, temper expectations of a monster year, but look at him through the right lens and you can make yourself pretty happy.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Thanks – that’s great. As I have him in an H2H where I pretty much ignored speed at the draft, the steals are indeed nice.

      What would make owning him better in H2H was if he spread his production out a little more. Last year he was other-worldly in April and August and virtually useless the rest of the time. You don’t want to be benching a guy like him, but I had to in the end…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Seems to be doing OK in May so far too…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        H2H is a different beast. I think having a guy be terrifically hot cold can actually work out…if you get lucky. He might carry your team when the rest are cold. Be cold when the rest are hot and then be hot in the playoffs. I think the old hot/cold is bad for h2h isn’t necessarily the right read on the contest only in that the whole damn thing is so arbitrary that volatility in a players performance has ample opportunity to be a benefit rather than a negative.

  264. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jerko…also by request from above.

    I’m buying him. I think he’s an excellent buy low candidate. He’s hit and hit for power at every level including the majors. The BABIP is .197 right now. Can’t get a lot worse than that. The K rate is up a little. Not alarmingly so. He had a slow April last year.

    There is a concept called Occam’s Razor. It means, in the absence of clear cut evidence, the most obvious explanation is usually the right one. We’re dealing in probability outcomes here, a range. Could Gyorko continue to be hideously bad? Sure. Could he go on a tear and hit 50 home runs and be the top FBB player? Sure. But those are on the opposite ends of the outcome spectrum. At the dead center of the probability spectrum is that he’s basically the player he showed he was last year because I have no evidence to the contrary that I can find. Given that and following Occam’s Razor, the most likely explanation to me is just that it’s a sampling issue. Which is so barfingly cliche because it is true. Baseball is a game of up and down but in the absence of evidence, you simply have to believe that things will eventually normalize.

    • Herschel says:
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      @OaktownSteve: much appreciated. Enjoy the beers…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Herschel:

        They’ve been joined by wings. Life seems pretty good about now. And I got A’s Mariners starting in an hour.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Herschel:

            Amen, brother. He’s an A and going on both my NFBC teams.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Hope that beer is up to FCL standard.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            It’s some kind of Seattle micro unfiltered IPA I don’t know the name of….so yeah…massive hipster cred.

  265. john says:
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    Try catch lightening in bottle pick up rasmus over seager 10 tm util or he prob about over with unsustainable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  266. EK says:
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    Kennedy vs MIA ($20.8)
    or
    Porcello vs HOU ($12.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, both are good

  267. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G SON likes santiago vs nyy best for Wednesday out of my options but would u rather throw straily vs sea, lincecum vs pit or wood vs cws? Also what u think about arrieta thurs vs cws?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood…Arrieta’s not good

  268. Oppo Taco says:
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    A slam and legs and segura gets demoted to 7th……death to scooters of all shapes, motors and sizes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  269. OaktownSteve says:
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    A brief word about J. Villar. This is an eyeball test thing. Because he was so productive stealing bases last year and because I mentally associated him with Altuve, I think I mentally misfiled him. I had him as a slap and run guy. And I even saw him play a lot last year. Hello cognitive bias. I was bias blind.

    And funny…the guy hits a few home runs and my eyes open and I go…shit…that’s a pretty big dude 6’1″ and close to two bills in fact. Ball comes off his bat hard. He’s looking a lot like Dozier to me. In fact, once Dozier comes back to earth, I could see these guys ending the year with surprisingly similar numbers. Both should be low BA. Double digit homers. Dozier should see better counters with where he is in the line up. Villar has 40 steal upside. It looks like Dozier does, but does he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will Dozier come back to earth though? That’s the real question

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Well he’s got a 16.3% BB rate which would have been 2nd in MLB last year between Votto and Choo. It’s double what his rate was last year, so yes that’s coming down. So the OBP comes down and he’s going to lose SB chances. He’s tied with Tulo with 31 runs scored for most in the majors. Twinks cool off and his OBP comes down runs come down, steals come down. His HR/FB of 19% would have been 13th in MLB last year, tied with Napoli. That’s close to double his career HR rate, so yes that’s coming down.

        I’m too lazy to look it up but given the Twins production and the number of BBs they’ve received I have to assume they’ve faced some crap ass pitching. The A’s owned them.

        So yeah…I like Dozier and I think he’s maybe just slightly higher than Villar useful, but yeah, he’s coming down. He had his Chris Shelton moment.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @J-FOH:

            see below, my friend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed… Thanks again for the breakdown!

  270. Em says:
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    Freeman for sonny gray fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman side

  271. Regan says:
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    Chris Colabello says how dare you drop me for some scrub. Take that Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s a jerkface

  272. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    Follow up from earlier… I know you like Segura/Gyorko over Wright/Rollins, but Reyes just got dropped. Do I go for Reyes and hold Wright or is the Segura/Gyorko combo still the way to go?

    Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up Reyes

  273. OneBadMetFan says:
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    14 team non keeper league
    I give Longo for Rios
    or
    I Arenado for Rios

    Need an OF After losing Bruce. Only have Brantley and Gordon left(start only two)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give Arenado

  274. Em says:
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    One more question, Beltran or marte ROS? I appreciate the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  275. OaktownSteve says:
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    5.1, 6 dings, 1 earned, 5 ks and leaves with a 4-1 lead. I’ll take that in a stream all year. Thanks Robbie Ray, whomsoever the crud you are.

  276. Ron says:
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    12-team Roto with OBP – Cain or Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  277. grif says:
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    Grey,
    I have both j.Smith and frieri. I need another bat. Is it safe to go ahead and drop smith for Rasmus?

    • grif says:
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      other options are Byrd, Granderson, and Krispie Young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  278. MikeZ says:
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    So, would you drop asdrubal for Danny Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  279. Jason says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on Adam Jones? I’m negotiating with a manager and he seems to be willing to send me Adam Jones + David Price for Verlander and Gio Gonzalez. Good for me,