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Hey, how are you doing? Good/Bad? That’s good/bad. This is a beautiful/ugly morning/afternoon/night we’re having! What great/lousy weather. I love/hate this time of year! It’s like the beginning/middle/end of everything we love/hate. I remember when we went to (fill-in anecdote) and you said (search old emails for something they said). You are so smart/dumb about those things! I enjoy/hate your insight. Let’s please/never talk again. Oops! I meant to paste in my generic buy on Brandon Belt that I do every year and instead you got my generic break-up/let’s have sex email. Every year around this time, Brandon Belt ignites the furries in my nether regions and I go and tell you to pick him up. Here’s an idea, maybe he’s just a 2nd half hitter! I don’t know, and it’s not really pertinent right now. What is important is how he’s hitting. Since the All-Star break, he’s hitting .324 with five homers with all five of those homers coming in August, four coming in the last week. I don’t know where I’m gonna fall on Belt next year. Right now, he looks like a solid sleeper, but he looks like that every August. None of that matters, grab him now if you’re struggling at your corner infidel slot. He’s bound to do well/poorly! Hey, I found my generic Belt buy post! Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Justin Smoak – The lede could’ve been a double-stuffed Oreo with Belt and Smoak, because one week of every year it seems like I focus on picking Smoak up, too. I didn’t make it a double lede because of a blog post sub-section of laws way too tedious to get into. One interesting blog post law that some of you probably aren’t familiar with is on page seventeen, Section 4b, Paragraph ten, “Reader of said blog will actually read said blog and not just ask a comment that is covered in said blog.”

Darin Ruf – I dream about a day when Ruf is owned in all leagues for his power and then someone asks to trade for him and you think they’re imitating your dog. I have weird dreams.

Jason Castro – On our Player Rater, he’s been more valuable than Matt Wieters. Yet — again with some stank on it — YET, he’s not owned in 50% of leagues. Oh. Kay. Yeah, I brought out the douchey separation of okay.

Russell Martin – He’s also not that far off from Wieters’s value. Bee tee dubya, I know Wieters hasn’t been great, and may not be a great benchmark, but he’s been decent enough and is owned in 100% of leagues, compared to Martin’s 25%.

Jedd Gyorko – I had real concerns about his health for a few weeks there. I have concerns, y’all! But he looks like he’s come out of the funk. Now, whether or not that’s because he was in Coors, we won’t be sure of until next week. I wait with bated breath, or baited if there’s fish reading.

DJ LeMahieu – I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can forgive LeMahieu for supplanting Rutledge on the Rockies depth chart. Damn, I’m growing as a person! But maybe that’s because of this pop-up window I can’t get rid of.

Grant Green – For this year, he might not be much better than what you would expect from Gordon Beckham. *shooting up* Did I fall asleep? What did I miss? Okay, who drew a penis on my face?

Kolten Wong – I just went over my Kolten Wong fantasy. It’s the bomb dot com running a dot org off the road.

Scooter Gennett – Can I be the first (I might not be the first) to say there was a huge influx of middle infield options this year. This was an even better year than usual to punt middle infield. Between Miller, Wong, Franklin, Green and Scooter, which sounds like a law firm that would handle stolen tricycles, there’s more middle infielders than anyone could possibly need.

Nolan Arenado – I love Arenado more than I should for what he’s done so far. Could be the allure of Coors. Unfortch, the Rockies go on the road for the next two weeks. Whoever made up the Rockies schedule obviously doesn’t play fantasy baseball. Commies!

Will Middlebrooks – It’s too early to say if the changes to his stance in the minors will stick and he’ll be the 25-homer, .275 average player that some thought he could be, but it’s worth the flyer on the possibility. I will say (after all the other shizz I’ve said), he looks better recently.

Juan Francisco – Three homers in the last week and hasn’t really been bad on the Brewers since he landed there. As a Nelly and Mystikal duet would say, eye-thurr way, he’s getting to be a hot schmotato in here.

Jonny GomesHitter-Tron loves him tonight almost as much as he loves the movie, Tron.

Cody Asche – For all of youse who read every word and follow blog rules to the strict letter of the law, I’ll give you a little Easter egg, the moment Asche is given the everyday job next year, I’m gonna own him in every league, and probably draft him in deeper leagues even before that. He’s going to be a 17-homer, 10-steal, decent average guy for corner infidels next year with obvious upside. I promise you that ESPN won’t even rank him in their top 300 either. I know how they operate; they’ll put Prado around 100 overall and no Asche whatsoever. February Grey will also quote this in six months when they prove me correct. As for right now, Asche’s fine for some light power and maybe a steal or two.

Wilmer Flores – Imagine the bank comes to repossess everything in your mom’s basement. They leave you with nothing but your sofa because they say, “It’s unfit for humans.” So you decide to move the sofa away from the one basement window because you’re allergic to the sun. When you’re moving the sofa, you find a Game Boy from circa 1992 and the Tetris cartridge still works. That’s how the Mets feel when they find hitting prospects after the reign of Omar Minaya and Madoff.

Jonathan Villar – SAGNOF!

Jarrod Dyson – He pffts at Villar being labeled SAGNOF! That’s not SAGNOF; this is SAGNOF! That second SAGNOF there is in even bigger font, if you can imagine it.

Will Venable – This is a bit more lukewarm of a recommendation than earlier in the week because the Padres are out of Coors now. My suggestion to move Petco onto mile-high stilts still holds up, but I realize it might not be that easy. New suggestion! Put Petco on top of Tony Gwynn’s stash of Twinkies.

Andrew Lambo – I just went over my Andrew Lambo fantasy. I wrote it between the minutes of 3:45 and 3:46 PM on December 12th in the year 1924. I’m a time traveler!

Oswaldo Arcia – Has homered three times in the last week and has only gotten lost twice in a sea of people in striped shirts.

Josh Willingham – As I said the other day, “There’s a lot of stats in Willingham’s bat if he’s going to salvage this season. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him get above 20 homers on the year. I could see taking a flyer on him for power.” And that’s me quoting me!

Gerardo Parra – We’re now firmly in the area of the Buy column where upside is not as strong with these guys. Let’s get out of here…

Christian Yelich – Anyone else notice that rookies are a lot like hot chicks? You want to sleep with them so bad, then afterwards you have to listen to them talk about how they can’t wear their rain boots in the rain because they’re leather. Everyone wanted Yelich, then you own him and he does about as well as can be expected for a 11-year-old and now people are bored.

Jon Jay – Hitting near .350 since the All-Star break and ruled in favor of separating church and state.

Avisail Garcia – For this season, he may not hit better than .250 without a lot of luck. But worrying about average is for girls! No offense, four girl readers. You know I love my ladies!

Adam Eaton – Looking at his stats now, I’m having a hard time remembering why I was excited about him in the preseason. Oh, wait, this is supposed to be positive. Um, well, he did appear to be solid before he played this year….Wait, I know! He’s hitting well in August…Though not playing every day — dah!

David Aardsma – I own LaTroy Hawkins, so it’s hard for me to say this, but he’s not, how should I say this, very good. C’mon, let’s not delude ourselves, he sucks. I could’ve also listed Gonzalez Germen here, and just kinda did.

Francisco Rodriguez – I just went over my Jim Johnson fantasy. I wrote it while waiting in line at the DMV. Tommy Hunter could be here too. Not at the DMV, I mean in the Buy.

Chia-Jen Lo – In the box scores, he’s listed as C Lo. In his name there’s Jen Lo. His name is a battle of singing competitions with a grassy head.

Jerome Williams – I’ll be honest with you like the hair growing out of your face mole, I’m just going by the Stream-o-Nator for starters. There’s no reason to pick up a marginal starter this late in the year and hold him in most leagues.

Jenrry Mejia – He has bone chips in his elbow that he’ll have removed this offseason, then serve them with guac and salsa. Chips-schmips, he faces the Padres in Petco this weekend.

Alex Wood – Get on board with Wood. Pun point!

Dan Straily – He gets the Indians at home next and after that I have no idea. Does it matter? What if the Mayans pull the plug on us?

Todd Redmond – Are you chasing Ks like the Atomic Dog chases the cat? Redmond can fix you up real good. Somewhere, a schnauzer is reading this and just crossed his legs when he read ‘fix you up real good.’

SELL

Dan Uggla – If you have DL room, I guess you can wait for him to return from his eye surgery, but unless he’s having an eye transplant with Ted Williams’ frozen head, I wouldn’t.

David Wright – Sounds like he’s out for the season or might return for a couple of weeks, which is two, by the way. In two weeks, Wright is going to do what? Hit three doubles and knock in four runs? That’s a lowercase yay with an emoticon that is making farting noises with its hand under its armpit.

Starlin Castro – You guys had such high hopes for each other! You hoped he’d break out in a big way and he hoped your face wouldn’t break out in a big way. Four months later, neither have worked out, and it’s turned into a cause and effect situation. In shallower leagues, I’d get Proactiv, hop on a raft and bid Castro adieu.

573 Responses

  1. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    do we let Xander go, I know if i do one of the teams above me in the standings that has the space will grab and stash, hell one has been holding Billy Hamilton for the past two weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can let him go in redrafts now that Middlebrooks has been called up

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I have been needed some self hate, i might hold for another week and keep putting salt in my own wound

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • Grey's Goatee says:
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          @Grey: @Jack Full O’ Hate:

          I’m still holding and will continue to do so. September is less than two weeks away.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I hear ya

  2. JFK says:
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    Who would you rather stash in a keeper: Bogaerts, Taveras or Wong?
    Definitely keeping Gomez (19th round), Machado (20th round) and Myers (21st round) as 3 of my 4 keepers – considering Matt Carpenter (21st round), Addison Reed (15th round) or one of the three above (they would all be 21st rounders).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Ah, interesting…had them ranked in the order presented.
        Even more curious to see him in action today!

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • roth's hyman says:
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            @Grey: If you said Bogaerts is gonna be “bananas good” does wong project even better??? explain!!!

              • roth's hyman says:
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                @Grey: ah yes. sensei makes sense now. 2b is a wasteland so i getcha on the appeal. thnx

      • roth's hyman says:
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        @Grey: Reallly? Wong above bogey and tav?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For right now, sure

        • birrrdy! says:
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          @roth’s hyman: Methinks Grey’s got that “hot chick” myopia going on with Wong. Granted, he wrote this column before he got to tap that and roll over in the morning to bad-breath and an 0-3 opening performance.

          I have both Taveras and Wong on my offseason stash list in an NL-only keeper, and there’s no way I would drop Taveras over Wong IMHO. :)

  3. Joey B. says:
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    Trick double question: Lo or K-Rod? Lowrie or Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lo…Gyorko

  4. ManuteBologna says:
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    Would you drop Castro for the likes of the MI you put in this buy?

    • AP says:
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      @ManuteBologna: I just dropped Castro for Villar, and it feels awesome! Castro sucks. He’s scored four times since the All Star break. Last two weeks-1 run, 1 RBI, zero HR’s, Zero steals. Buh-bye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  5. Slappy says:
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    Green or Gennett ROS, and for Dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gennett

  6. Grey's Goatee says:
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    It’s been a good few days of streaming with JuanFran, Gray, and Wheeler.

    I picked up Gomes last night for a batty call. I wish I had enough slots to try stacking, although I may soon if CarGom is seriously hurt.

    Also, I know you’re rolling with Kennedy and TheHandofGaudin tonight, but I’m rolling with Wood and his peripherals against an overrated Nats offense. I don’t trust Kennedy and his >4.3 ERA AND xFIP anywhere, against anyone. I don’t care if he’s pitching against a Little League team in the Grand Canyon.

    Anyways, cue the Wood Clevland Streamer and the Kennedy no-no!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From your mouth to Giancarlo’s ears

      • Comma says:
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        @Grey: kennedy and stanton both suck

  7. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Who should I drop for cingrani. Erasmo or archer?

    • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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      Gray is also available. Do you like him over erasmo and archer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gray over Erasmo too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        Thanks, enjoy the weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

          • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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            Friends??!!?

            • Greg says:
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              @Bitchesbeshoppach: Cobb or Porcello? Ross or Archer? Brad MIller or Gyorko? Stretch run moves….

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Cobb…Miller

                • Greg says:
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                  @Grey: no answer on tyson ross vs. chris archer? Dang, you are quick. One more, Justin Maxwell, Khryss Davisss, or Yellich (want some pop and a steal or two)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ross… Yelich

                    • Greg says:
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                      @Grey: thanks man….not sold on khrystal davis?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s fine for a hot bat for power, he’s not longer than a day or two option and he platoons

  8. Stephen NotTheAuthor King says:
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    Trade deadline is up. My dynasty league has no waivers (midseason draft format instead). I’m in second to last place but did my due diligence to build up a cache of young studs, both current and future. I don’t play fantasy football. What do I do with all these free hours late at night now? Dare I try my hand at fantasy premier league soccer? I’m hurting here Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stamp collecting? I hear an inverted Jenny is good…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, sad to hear that on Manuel

          • Stephen NotTheAuthor King says:
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            @Grey: Agreed. I’m not fond of the Phillies, but Charlie deserved better than this.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So weird to do it now

              • Stephen NotTheAuthor King says:
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                @Grey: Seriously. They aren’t making the playoffs. Manuel’s contract was up after this season. Makes no sense unless they wanted to give Sandberg a shot as an interim before they hand him the job officially. But that’s still a terrible way to send off your franchise’s winningest manager. Lame move.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He deserved a parade of donkeys and Gypsy dancers, fitting of a king…

                  • Stephen NotTheAuthor King says:
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                    @Grey: Or at least give the Philly fans a chance to participate in a ceremonial battery throwing or something…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A flogging fit for a king!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not Stephen King

          • Stephen NotTheAuthor King says:
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            @Hondo: We lose Davey Johnson after this season too. It’ll be a two man race between Leyland and Baker. Where have all the cowboys gone?

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: ha!!

  9. OaktownSteve says:
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    Thanks for the shout in the morning briefing. Crappy day for streaming with the very early Tiggers Royales and no other games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, it was worth notifying non-commenters… Yeah, I almost sat my one Royal (Alcides) cause I didn’t feel like an oh for eight…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Duffy Ankiel doing the jitterbug on the Tigs. Been working all a.m. and just checked the box.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: When I saw the term “stacking,” I immediately thought of those breast implant ads that used to be on the site. Count me in on any strategy that involves breasts.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        Clothes fit better. Colors seem brighter. Catcalls from construction works in 40′s era cartoons seem lewder.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: You’ll notice things that you never knew were there before… Birds singing. Dew glistening on a newly formed leaf. Stoplights.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Big Magoo:

            Drebbin?

            How about this classic Drebbin?

            Prostitute during raid: is this some sort of a bust?
            Drebbin: Yes….very impressive.

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              Same prostitute: Say, we finally got that model D83 Swedish sure-grip suck machine that you ordered.

              Drebbin: It’s a gift.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Big Magoo: BOOBS MAGOO!

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Breasts, boobs, knockers, funbags. Whatever floats your boat.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Big Magoo: gazongas?

  10. MattTruss223 says:
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    That’s a straight drop of Wright, correct? I’ve been very tempted the past couple days, heard no news.

    Has anyone heard any Parnell news? I’m carrying this bum still too. I’d drop him but I need any SVs I can get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop both

  11. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Better for SAGNOF–Boni (another SB today, plus 2B eligibility) or Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  12. Jay says:
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    For ROS:

    a. Rank Alex Gordon, Pence, Beltran
    b. Haren or Homer Bailey
    c.
    d. dump papelbon? -H2H league, also have Perez and Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence, Gordon… SPs are ranked, I wouldn’t dump Papelbon

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks

        sorry one more though. ROS CJ Wilson or Haren

        i have a chance to acquire either one with Pence.

        or could get one of the pitchers with Beltran if that sounds better..so it’s Haren or CJ and Pence or Beltran. just looking for the best combo.

        I’m giving up a draft pick here to get it done too. so would be moving Rajai and Sonny gray for the pair.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pence, Haren

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: you rock. the guy is pretty much roster dumping.

            my concern is whether I want to move the pick too or keep these slots open to stream if needed. If make this trade i really only have one spot to stream, but currently that is occupied by Sonny Gray. I offered Rajai and Homer for Pence and Haren with a small pick upgrade…but as usual I am second guessing myself…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds solid

  13. fantasyvultures says:
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    Tyson Ross or martin Perez? Rendon or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Wong

  14. HandOfGaudin says:
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    They just called me up, grey. Ill be avaiable in yahoo on september 6th… Pick me up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the next Buy!

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: haha i better be! Hope scott has something nice to say about me.. and you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m surprised Prospect Scott hasn’t mentioned you yet…

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            @Grey: im a post hype sleeper. I only smash in A ball!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As long as you weren’t on Smashed

              • HandOfGaudin says:
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                @Grey: never seen, but googled it and im glad i havent.. haha

                Dude this tank kills my juice… Why is that? Is it just cuz it hits like a champ? My other one would last like 2 days on a full tank. This one i filled at 9am and its gone now.. what the fuzz?

                P.s. dont buy strawberry daquiri flavor.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Probably because it’s burning at a higher voltage… Is it adjustable? What do you have it at?

                  • HandOfGaudin says:
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                    @Grey: this on doesnt adjust. There are three little bars that go through the tank with ohms? Yeah, i dunno… He said one rips and one is a lower setting. That could be the issue.. it just goes so quick but it rips and i get those crazy clouds… Makes sense actually now that i think about it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds like a good thing… You wanna rip, right? I’m guessing you didn’t have a hand in Gaudin today? You’re a lucky man for avoiding that

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      No sir, i havent owned him in any league all year… I know the hand of gaudin will giveth and then taketh…. Mostly taketh though!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It taketh my innocence…

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      And yess i want meth clouds!! Ha but the way its killed my juice is a bit annoying. No biggie though..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If you want meth clouds, you gonna pay with more juice… It’s the way of the vape, prezzi

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      Logical… Im still learning yall!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BTW, Holland might sit after going twice yesterday, no?

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      @HandOfGaudin: yawp, prolly crow getting it. Also, chapman will be rested for big brox!

                • HandOfGaudin says:
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                  You and that stretcher girl….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: @Grey: I didn’t know we were doing a buy on 40 year old bat boys

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: hahaha far from 40… And bat boy is a tough job, man!

            • HandOfGaudin says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: really!? Haha you would think all the immature nonsense i post on here, you’d think i was 12… Im 26! Young buck among jedi’s, i know.. do you feel old now?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You think he’s Christian Yelich?

                • HandOfGaudin says:
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                  @Grey: you caught me…. I stopped hitting cuz you assholes put so much pressure on me! Haha

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Our bad!

                • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                  @Grey: @Grey: I thought he was todd helton

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

  15. FrankGrimes says:
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    the Wong link ain’t right

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Gyorko or Wong?

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      If it aint Wong, it aint white!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fixed, thanks!

  16. SteveNZ says:
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    Did you get Schierholtz? He’s hitting cleanup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did get him and benched EY for him…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Bases loaded, none out…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: 2 run single. I’ll buy that.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup… Not bad, I was at Elysium… Meh…

  17. D'arnaudoubt says:
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    Drop Starlin for Gyorko?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  18. Big Magoo says:
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    You got me laughing on the Yelich blurb. Rookies are like hot chicks. Great comp.

    The SON is down on Perez vs Seattle tomorrow, but I think it looks like a solid matchup. Start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Start

  19. SteveNZ says:
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    Holland (and me) could use a double play here…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: You’re welcome.

  20. z-smoove says:
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    seriously, austin jax-son, you’re freakin killing me. someone remind me again what’s good about ajax, other than he hits in front of torii, miggy and prince and will score 100 runs almost by default? i mean, i could score 100 runs hitting in front of them.

    ajax has 9 homers and 6 bags on the year, he hasn’t attempted a steal in 3 months, and he has a miserable 4000/10 k/bb ratio since the break.

    please please PLEASE put me out of my misery, tell me to drop him for aoki or kwong or emilio or ruf or really friggen anyone that puts up some kind of stats other than a couple runs per week. help me. i can’t quit ajax and he hasn’t done anything positive since the end of april. i want to drop him. tell me its ok grey, TELL ME ITS OK!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… I’d hold him…

  21. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I hate early games on a Friday.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: who does a double header on a Friday, stupid Selig

  22. Juice_0321 says:
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    You buying Duffy ROS as some SP help after todays start? He looked sharp. I work for KC and see him quite a bit, but in a fantasy perspective, I trust your judgement. FYI I only have 2 moves remaining.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Juice_0321: I’d save the moves for in case of emergency. I don’t think Duffy is trustworthy for a stretch run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way… Not worth the aggravation…

  23. Bryan says:
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    Ros rank…Corbin/Minor/Ryu

    I’m looking to deal Harper for some pitching depth in the playoffs…Would you trade Harper for any these guys? Harper has been a complet bust this season. His trade value is minimal.

    • z-smoove says:
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      @Bryan: harper? as in bryce the bruce harper? trading him for one of those pitchers? for reals? stop it.

    • Andrew "Swisher Sweets" Danielson says:
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      @Bryan: Minor, Corbin, Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Corbin… I’d trade Harper

  24. B.o.B says:
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    Starting Iwakuma @ Tex tonight?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @B.o.B: I’m not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in some leagues

  25. Bringdaruckus says:
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    I love Buy or sell day, but why no Sonny Gray after the start against the asset roster?

    • Bringdaruckus says:
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      @Bringdaruckus: Astros lol, freakin spell check.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bringdaruckus: Prob because he’s been mentioned and asked about 800 times the last few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just wrote a whole Buy lede about him last week… I love him

  26. Andrew "Swisher Sweets" Danielson says:
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    Gomez + Belt OR Matt Holliday + Alex Gordon? Keeper league.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      Gomez easily. Just realized Gordon is going to be 30 years old for the 2014 season. What a bum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt, it’s fair

  27. Spike Owen says:
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    Panda is killing me at 3B. Is he going to get better? Worth hanging onto and playing? Or drop outright for one of the following?

    Middlebrooks
    Frazier
    Plooffe
    Arenado

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him for Arenado in Coors… Which he isn’t right now

  28. Clem says:
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    Hello,

    Grey love your work.

    In a points dynasty league where SP’s rule, this year 8 of top 10 players for points are SP. Miggy/Trout being only batters in top 10.

    Offered Altuve/Jfer for my goldy… good idea… or is there a chance there is more upside left in goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Goldy there… You need more

  29. Tom says:
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    Would you add any of the SP adds for Mike Leake? He is yawnstipating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would drop Leake for a good matchup, yeah

      • Tom says:
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        Thank you friend across the internet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  30. Shake N Bacon says:
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    For filling in at the hot corner, who do you like best to least of these three:

    Juan Francisco
    Junior Lake
    DJ LeMahieu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  31. KCC26 says:
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    12 team head to head Keeper league. I’m in first place and have received the following offer:

    Adam jones and kris medlen for my Jose Fernandez

    My OF is currently mccutchen, Cuddyer, venable/willingham/ bj upton, with kemp on the DL

    Fernandez would be keepable with a 16th or so round pick next year, jones with a 4th rounder. Pull the trigger or hold on to the ace at a discount for the next bunch of years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  32. Chief says:
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    Wainwright for Justin Upton?

    I need hitting in the worst way, already have Sale and Price as my other aces

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  33. bossmanjunior says:
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    Duffy gets White Sox and Twins next…you buying? He was awesome last year.

    Potentially dropping Lincecum (vBOS, vPIT, @ARI) or Great Dane De la Rosa (5th closer).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome last year? I could see losing Lincecum with those matchups…

  34. Jason says:
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    Dyson… the perfect compliment to any Ruf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  35. Pops says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10 team keeper no penalties 8×8 with hits–total bases and ops.

    He wants Will Myers.
    He has Pedroia–Desmond–Butler–Machado–A Jones and Choo.

    I have OF–Myers–Braun–Cargo–Hamilton–Marte–Werth and Cuddyer
    INF–Pujols–Morales–Longo–Altuve and Andrus.

    If he gave me Machado, I could move Longo for Stanton–Harper–Castro–Zobrist??

    What would Grey do. Keeping 10 players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Machado and move Longo for Stanton

      • Pops says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, he accepted the Machado.
        I’m working on the Stanton part.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  36. Burt Macklin says:
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    Please rank ROS (infield spot) – Frazier, Arenado, Wong, Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, Arenado

  37. The Thumb says:
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    Bonifacio with another steal today. I just picked up Wong but dare I drop him for Emilio tomorrow? 5 steals would move me up 4 points in that category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  38. Lamar, Kendrick says:
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    Arcia or A. Gordon in a keeper league + OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap

  39. Red Barons says:
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    standard Y! 5×5 roto:
    1. rank ROS: Dozier, Lowrie, Franklin
    2. drop any of the following for Wie-Yin or Sonny?
    Garza, Burnett, Griffin, Peavy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lowrie, Franklin 2. Sure, Gray and Chen…For Griffin and Garza

      • Harris says:
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        @Grey: you are that down on Garza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not that down on him, but I like the others…

  40. SMLV1 says:
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    Ike Davis or Mark Reynolds ROS?

    Should I hold Reddick and hope those multi-homer games come back?

    Are you worried about starting Lee vs. LAD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis… Forget Reddick now… I’m not worried about Lee

  41. flanwagon says:
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    Gyorko or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  42. Jon says:
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    Aramis Ramirez was just dropped in my league. Weird timing since he just came off the DL. Is he worth an add ROS over Smoak or Reddick?

    I have Jennings, too, who should be coming off the DL Monday, so I’d need to make another move then. Erasmo, Tillman, Porcello or Cashner would be the SP I could lose, or Smoak or Reddick again.

    Any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Reddick… Drop Erasmo

  43. Fish says:
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    I’m telling you, that blog post of Belt’s about changing his batting mechanics is gaining more and more traction with every passing game as he continues his torrid pace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  44. Alex says:
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    Ok, so my SS situation looked like Starlin Castro and ECab until a couple weeks ago…

    Who to pick up for ROS? Brad Miller or Nick Franklin? And are either worth dropping Castro outright for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller and yeah

  45. Harris says:
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    Very cool site. Quick opinion…there are a few real shaky looking 2 start pitchers left. I’m in need of a very strong 2 weeks in order to finish in the top 4. Kyle Gibson pitches at home Monday against the Mets(Gee) at Clevland (Kazmir). I watch the Mets enough to feel decent about his chances to pich a good game. The game @ Cleveland I really have no opinion. Do you think He’s a better option than 2 Capuano starts on the road? He’s been much better away from Dodger Stadium. I know you’ve probably been thinking about Gibson or Capuano all week, I can tell you I have been as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go with Gibson there over Capuano, I’d look to see what Stream-o-Nator said though

  46. Rihse says:
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    rank ros flores, starlin castro, lake, franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores, Franklin

  47. Jim says:
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    Your columns are both entertaining and informative…..so you’re one up on Seinfeld!! Makes me laugh out loud…..

    Like some of the Undroppables/Can’t Cut players on Yahoo and ESPN. Two of mine are Harper and Stanton. What BS……they must be factoring in jersey sales, name changes, or hype hoopla. Anyway, one of my pet peeves…..

    Keep up the fun work and enlightenment!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, I hear ya on those guys, not good years for them… At least Harper had a good April…

  48. letsgobravos says:
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    Dear Grey, please hop in your delorian and travel all the way back to July 2013 and tell me to pick up a young kid named Alfonso Soriano. TIA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a real spitfire!

  49. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Drop Yelich for Wong? Util, no positional need. OPS Redraft league

    Drop Salazar for Straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for right now with Yelich… I’d go with Straily for his next start

  50. Jason says:
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    Gaudin stream was looking so good when i left work…. shazam goes effing Marlins.

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: now that’s what i call run support baby! Go Giants! … you losers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m just hoping for a 5 IP, 4 ER win at this point

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: gotta drop gaudin after this, or more leash?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I already dropped him…..

  51. Rico says:
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    For SS: pick the best one of
    Franklin (own)
    Gregorius
    Profar
    Grant Green

    I probably need SB/R more than I need HR/RBI, if that helps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now with those choices

  52. Grey's Goatee says:
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    My Wood stream is looking pretty good so far.

    I seriously think he’s more than just a stream guy until he shows otherwise.

    You’re free to draw your own conclusion, but check out these numbers:

    9.66 K/9

    2.50 BB/9

    2.68 ERA

    2.61 xFIP

    Not to mention that the Braves have one of the best remaining schedules in the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, doesn’t look bad at all… A whole lot better than Gaudin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  53. MB says:
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    Okay so do I go Starlin or Marco next week in 5×5? Or I could pick up DJ Lemahieu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ

  54. Alex says:
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    Whom do I drop in dynasty? not a QS league

    Capuano, Gaudin, Quintana or Colon?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Gaudin

  55. SteveNZ says:
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    A Panda-sized sonavabenching…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least you didn’t have Gaudin

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nope. But Greinke did right by us. Hoping for good things from Kennedy at home too..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too… Needs to fix that Chad Gaudin crapfest

  56. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on Robertson, Jesus.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Very obliging from Big Papi there.

  57. Snake Hips says:
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    Please rank ROS:
    Greinke
    Hamels
    Shields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  58. SteveNZ says:
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    Another double play for Holland, please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, please

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Like I tell my kids, nice things happen when you use good manners.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A little please goes a long way

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please talk nicely to Kennedy as well

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Please, Kennedy. Get out of the inning.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: Not 100% convinced he was listening, but we’ll take it.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Jesus, this is not looking good.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hate Kennedy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, notice my comment about what I didn’t want from Alcides, and that’s exactly what he gave me…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Grey Magic!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Do you feel me? Do you feel ME?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, baby, yeah!

  59. JRO says:
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    segura n brantley for my aybar and stanton. Im just not sure. I have solid power w out stanton but…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: brantley would actually be a pick up so he top pick, have to think long term im limited on transactions

        brantley
        yelich
        lagares
        aoki
        ethier
        coco

  60. Alex says:
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    Sanchez over Posey right? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges

  61. SteveNZ says:
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    Guess I’m OK with not having Cotts active after all.

  62. JRO says:
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    drop farguhar melancon or papelbon for LO or hold

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @JRO:

      Hold. Don’t drop a closer for a guy who may not even have the job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  63. Rusty Trumbos says:
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    need catching. Gattis, D’Arnaud, Wil Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  64. JRO says:
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    perez or straily

    • JRO says:
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      @JRO:

      albers
      richards
      kelly
      straily
      perez
      estrada worth a look again back in circle of trust?

      • JRO says:
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        @JRO: perezhas been taken lol

        • JRO says:
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          @JRO: Any these guys over Porcello, rank top 2-3

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure what you’re asking

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Perez is the top name from there

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Estrada would be 2nd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  65. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Ughh. Tempted to jump back on the Frazier train.

  66. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh for fuck’s sake. Stop throwing it over the middle of the plate.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Even Ike Davis can hit those.

  67. The Thumb says:
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    Dear Kennedy, please stop ruining my ratios, thanks.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @The Thumb: I tuned into the Rangers game to watch Scheppers (who I own) and got there just in time to see him give up a home run to Smoak.

      So changed to the Padres game to watch Kennedy and…

      • The Thumb says:
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        @SteveNZ: lol fuck us right? At least I have lord Farq

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He sucks

  68. SteveNZ says:
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    Reds have to bring Hoover in don’t they?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yusss. Don’t eff it up now…

  69. fitz says:
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    Ike continuing the ownage of Kennedy I mentioned before. Sweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  70. John white says:
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    I love/can’t stand you. Grey is a fantasy dork/genius. Which 6 would u keep – Tulowitzki, Wright, Kershaw, Jose Fernandez, Kimbrel, Kipnis, Profar, Dominic Brown, Bruce, or Yelich? No restrictions for picks or service time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Tulo, Wright, Kershaw, Jose Fernandez, Kipnis, Bruce…

  71. SteveNZ says:
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    And now sonavabenched by Venable. Curse you Tron!

  72. SteveNZ says:
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    Kennedy is all over the fucking shop.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Just walked the PITCHER.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Useless piece of shit. Just terrible.

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ: dinger for murph. i feel an outburst coming.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Kid A: My body is too weak from the sobbing to summon up any anger.

          • Kid A says:
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            @SteveNZ: where is the shooter on the grassy knoll when you need him?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dammit, I’m glad I was at dinner so I didn’t have to watch him kill my team

  73. Jon says:
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    Rank these corner guys ROS?

    Frazier, Smoak, ARod, ARam, Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  74. Wilsonian says:
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    H2H, fighting for a playoff spot. Hate catcher questions, but McCann is KILLING me. Do I swap him for Castro? I can’t make up my damn mind!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  75. Hondo says:
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    SON loves Kennedy more than I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  76. Alan says:
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    Any chance you go Wong over S Drew?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  77. Comma says:
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    Stanton droppable in a 10-man league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  78. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey (or whoever is still up)

    Which 2 do you like the best:

    Lincecum vBOS, vPIT, @ARI
    Wood @STL, vCLE, vNYM
    Chen vWAS, @MIN, vSEA
    Richards vHOU, @SEA, @TB
    Mejia @SD, vDET, vPHI
    Porcello vMIN, @NYM, vCLE

    Im leaning Richards and Porcello right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Richards

  79. Vince says:
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    Grey, would you give Garza and Cingrani to get MadBum ? My lineup for reference (12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper):

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Zobrist (SS,OF)
    SS: Asdrubal
    3B: Longoria
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Cespedes
    Util: Heyward
    Bench: Fowler

    SP: Wainwright, Lee, Scherzer, Garza, Cingrani, Teheran, Gray, Martin Perez
    RP: Jansen, Henderson, Melancon
    DL: Matt Moore

    I’ll have to drop someone when Moore comes back, so a 2 for 1 trade would help me achieve that since I’d have an empty spot, as well as upgrading my #4 SP from Garza to MadBum. Or if Moore doesn’t come back I’d have a spot to stream pitchers. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would do that trade

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Your thoughts on Beachy ROS? Is he just a streamer, or someone to grab with limited moves in a H2H league? Ill be dropping Doubront for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Analyzing my waiver wire, i saw that Haren should be owned so i grabbed him instead. Beachy over any of Garza or Porcello?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Porcello

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Both Porcello and Garza have somewhat favorable matchups rest of the way. ROS rater likes Beachy more…

  81. JRO says:
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    OF 4 ROS what would be your top 1-2
    brantley
    yelich
    lagares
    aoki
    ethier
    coco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley, Yelich

  82. TheNewGuy says:
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    Top of my H2H but getting absolutely killed (Soriano’d) 10-0 this week.

    Thank god its total cats not each cat!

  83. TheNewGuy says:
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    Sunny G or Haren?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Haren has been LIGHTS OUT recently, buy Sonnys been great too. Dare I drop CC for Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren… I wouldn’t have drafted CC or owned him this long…

  84. goodfold2 says:
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    guy i was attempting to trade rivera or perkins came back with werth and cobb for my mccutchen? ryu owner came back with garza for my perkins or rivera? both of those are insane for me, right? insince moveing to AL garza is shit, right?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: sorry eye/skull is knocked up and i’m missing fantasy football magazine/my fav sunglasses/160 gb.it seems i got into something at bar and had to leave in hurry last night. woke up on couch and feel worse about these trade things, as those 3 items will likely cost me around 130 if some nice soul didn’t save them for me at bar. at least perp hit me above nose as i have very good skull for these things.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: 160 ipod, basically unit that makes me deal with outside world in public. very important.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza’s not terrible for a closer

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: would I rather have
        1.s.gray
        2.garza
        for my closer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gray

  85. Nick Swishersweet says:
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    Should I start Lackey vs. NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  86. Prince George says:
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    Keeper league, pick up Sonny Gray if I have to drop one of: Porcello, Salazar, T. Ross, or Kluber? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  87. Aero says:
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    got to chase W & QS in my matchup this week, as ratios are blown. Need 2, could be 3 if I drop Trumbo (playoffs, so anything goes). Richards LAA vHou(Kutchel), Perez(Tex) vSea(FHer), Albers(Min) vSale(CWS), Mejia @SD(Volquez), Straily vCle(Jiminez).

    I agree with the machine to use Richards, but not sure on the others. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards, Perez, Albers, Mejia

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Hondo says:
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    From twitter-”New York Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins (testicle) is expected to be available to pitch Friday, Aug. 16.”

    Name calling has no place in baseball IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Hondo: wow… Some things are better left at “groin”..

  89. slew says:
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    Not having any early games on Saturday is lame!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right? *shakes fist* Selig!!!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: make some kimchi spring rolls while you wait

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @FrankGrimes: only if they have Korean short rib meat in them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish I knew how

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: you can do it! you’d be surprised how easy it is

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks for the vote of confidence! I may go for dim sum now that we’re talking about it

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: after that stupid friday morning game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I blame Gaudin on that… And Kennedy

  90. Nightpandas says:
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    Trade deadline tomorrow……which side do you like in a keeper?

    Tulo Yelich , 2 eighth round picks

    Vs

    Myers Hamels, 1st and 3rd round picks

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Nightpandas: Myers side, the picks are too high to pass up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually depends a bit on how cheap and for how long…

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: it’s a keep 9 so picks start on round 10, no restrictions so can keep players forever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Myers then

  91. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    rolled into the bar last night pipe style, some chick said it reminded her of her dad, I was like damn, back in the day jack would of been balls deep in that daddy issue

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! You should’ve been like, “Sorry, baby, Jack doesn’t do Daddy issues, only body image issues.”

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: everyone does body image these days, I go for eyebrows issues, tear them down then you come up huge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eyebrows, interesting… Go for the one thing a girl has never second guessed and make them start… I like it!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: Jack plays by his own rules, my old favorite was pointing out the were a little fat….instant call back, “you babe you can hit me up on my pac bell pager……Lates”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dial 1-800-Sir-Mix-A-Lot

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: Earlier on Twitter I made the analogy of you are Dre and Sky is Snoop ala ’93

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Luckily you don’t need to wait ten years for a post

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: most of them latinas dont have eyebrows… “Oh, my eyebrows? Here, let me whip them off for you…”

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @HandOfGaudin: whipping would be weird, but would probably turn those masocistic nithches on

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: but think, back in the day you wouldn’t have had the enormous advantage of looking like a creepy old guy strolling into a bar with an electronic pacifier to hook , what I can only imagine was, the highest grade of herpetic LA lounge lizards your side of Reseda.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Kid A: Actually a bar, lounges are for douchebags, full of Mexicans on my side side of Pomona rolling in with White T’s and lots of cleavage, didn’t ask about the herpes though, that kind of thing is frowned upon.

  92. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey!!! Do you still think I should trade Porcello & Gerritt Cole for Gio Gonzalez & Martin Perez??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Frank White says:
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        Do you think I should replace Porcello or Cole with Archer to give him or do as is??

        • Frank White says:
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          Or maybe try To give Porcello, Cole & Archer for Minor & Perez?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Go for it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Replace Cole with Archer

  93. Frank White says:
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    I have Deduno as a streamer but I had one more which was Wood.. Do you think I should hold onto Wood & Tyson Ross for long term??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  94. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yelich or brad miller today only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  95. Frank White says:
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    Wow… It’s really hard to tell if you like any of the guys you recommended on your Buy list! LOL.. But I’ve had Venable for a week now and he’s been really good but reading what you wrote about him makes me second guess him.. I have that one guy on my batting lineup that I keep switching for the Hot Guy, (Fire hot.. Not Gay.. Lol) but I’m trying to get a guy I can hold onto.. Hold Venable or Take Brandon Belt or Juan Francisco??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  96. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I traded Puig and Myers for Castro Rizzo awhile back. Turned out to be a horrible trade on my part. I’m disgusted with myself over it. That Rizzo Castro combo is a black hole in my lineup. in a 10 team H2H drop castro for Andrelton Simmons? And hope Rizzo doesn’t continue to be a worthless pile of shit or drop him for Belt?

    thanks

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: brutal I have the same combo killing me. I traded Ryu for Castro and they sucked it up all year. Rizzo didn’t get HOT one fucking time this year so I say it’s desperation time dump their ass!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop both in redraft leagues for the hot hands

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: I could grab Brad Miller too for the Castro drop

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grab Miller

  97. Fungazi says:
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    Interesting Goldy stat for you:

    Day games: 32 games, 0 homers, 319 Avg

    Night games 87 games, 29 homers, 284

    Seems like he hits for average during the day and power at night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he proves that wrong today

  98. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hu grey I’ve been offered Starlin Castro for my Jason heyward in my 12 team keeper league. Both players would be kept as we only keep 7 total but I already have J Upton, Mcutchen, Bautista, goldy, Harvey and bumgarner for 6 keepers. I know it’s a crap shoot but going forward would you rather have Castro or heyward.? Castro would fill my SS slot and I already have 3 OF for next year. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  99. SteveNZ says:
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    Nate leaving them all stranded so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know…Ugh, I really need some power suddenly… Have 3 HRs on the week

  100. SteveNZ says:
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    The regression fairies arrived at Jeff Locke’s place in a party bus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

  101. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    Would you start H. Santiago tomorrow? SON has his start at 7.6, but come on, its @ the twins, soooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  102. JRO says:
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    Grilli owner still wants melancon, for SP available… Archer and Gee. THoughts on archer going forward he going to stay in roatation and be solid SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gee

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: lester any better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  103. Prezi says:
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    Guess who’s back…. Back again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: why do i not have him anywhere? Nothing but goldy love over here and i didnt draft him… Anywhere… Everytime i see AU SHIZZ! i get slightly depressed… You just made me depressed grey…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why didn’t you draft him? I couldn’t have ranked him any higher in the preseason…

          • Prezi says:
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            I dont know man… I dont know! I thought i could wait and he just never got to me.. ahhhh!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dah, indeed…

  104. Wheeler in the sky says:
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    Awww Shizzz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  105. Big Magoo says:
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    I’m coming out of the closet. I love Paul Goldschmidt. Don’t judge me too harshly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  106. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Grey did you see d’Arnaud is up? Can you rank Castro, d’Arnaud, Salvy for the RCL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro, Perez… d’Arnaud is only up for a few days from what I understand…

      • Whiskey Diet says:
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        @Grey: Ah I gotcha.

        In a 12 team league with QS, k/9 would you trade Zimmermann + Uejara for: Bumgarner, Sale, or Lee? Are those good guys to target if I’ve got enough saves and trying grab another ace to pair with Scherzer?

        If needed, my rotation is: Scherzer – Zimm – Bailey – Ryu – Teheran – Niese – Gray – Wood – Porcello

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see the point… Those guys aren’t going to be that much better than Zimm for the final six weeks…

  107. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Why the fuck is Sale always blown up in Minnesota, yet he shuts down Detroit in the middle of the summer in the Cell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  108. Big Magoo says:
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    Is there a Perez prayer triangle/hexagon/octagon going tonight? Need some good vibes…

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Big Magoo: Ugh, didn’t need a craptacular start like this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could’ve used a clean two innings… Geez…

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Big Magoo: I’ll trade you Perez’s start for Felix’s.

  109. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    is my choo and 1 of rivera/perkins for werth fair? i could use the rbi’s for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  110. Frank White says:
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    Heygrey… when wewere talking that me giving Porcello n Cole for Gio Gonzalez n MartinPerez, I know you said take the Gio side. butI’m just getting nervous cause what if porccello n Cole keep up winning through my playoffs cause Gio has been losing and I don’t know much about Martin.. Would this totally be a stupid move not to do this trade or do you think I have a point??

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Frank White: gio is much the best pitcher of that lot. perez is only slightly worse than porcello or cole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine if you don’t want to do it

      • Frank White says:
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        I totally agree with you and I hope you don’t get offended when I ask the same question to other people to get different opinions. You’ve been great help all year and I appreciate it!!

  111. Nathan says:
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    What s the better end of this trade in your opinion? Myers & cingrani for max & allen craig?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Nathan: max side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  112. FrankGrimes says:
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    belated AU SHiZZ! (I was making dinner) ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  113. slew says:
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    Swiggy is a Beast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Si, senor

  114. Jon says:
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    The guy I’m going against has Scherzer and Chen pitching tomorrow. I can counter with any/all of Bumgarner, Harvey or Bailey. Right now I have a slight lead in Ks, Ws, WHIP and ERA for the week.

    Bailey too risky or would you throw all three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench Bailey

  115. Ty says:
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    Sup grey… Cobb is on my WW…is he a must own now that he’s healthy? Also, who would you rather have ROS villar or miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own Cobb… Miller…

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thnx G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  116. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Rizzo or Ike next week for CI in an OPS league? Rizzo has been pretty bad since April )hooray for keeping 2014′s ADP down, I guess) and Ike has an OPS over 1.000 since the break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go with Ike

  117. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. I have both Chapman and Kenley. I can only start one RP per week in my league and have been starting Chapman but he’s been giving me agita lately. Who would you start between the two? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kenley

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Brooke: kenley doesn’t have stretches where he allows homers or a lot of walks.

  118. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    is mig. gonzalez fair for my perkins? owner appears to not want to give me s.gray for 1 of perkins/rivera. Or would garza be better? I want gray but can get either m.gonzalez or garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Garza

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: what’s funny is if gray’s last start wasn’t so good, he’d likely give him here. Niese is gone from waivers now, that sucks as he’s K’ing everybody now, looking really good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Niese was pitching in Petco…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: what about smyly and 1 of perkins/rivera for cobb? Owner didn’t want to let me have cobb for just 1 closer. I’m guessing haren is not ahead of garza?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Cobb, no idea why the other person would do it

        • Prezi says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: He gets detroit next. Then philly, which isnt tough but i wouldnt touch it. Hes nothin big.. His nose though, now thats a different story…

  119. goodfold2 says:
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    good thing (maybe) i left medlen in.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: he can hit here and get himself a win too.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: nope, bad thing back to tied in losses.

  120. goodfold2 says:
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    rank these please.
    1. choo and 1 of perkins/rivera for rios
    2. perkins or rivera for garza
    3. smyly and 1 closer for cobb
    4. choo and 1 closer for werth

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: add 5. 1 closer for w.chen.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: add 6. closer for cingrani.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: got em all together now. rank top 4 at least
          1. choo and 1 of perkins/rivera for rios
          2. perkins or rivera for garza
          3. smyly and 1 closer for cobb
          4. choo and 1 closer for werth
          5. closer for w.chen
          6.closer for cingrani
          7.closer for haren

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            1, 3, 4, 5

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, 3, 4, 2

  121. goodfold2 says:
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    blurb about carter. good stuff. “The homer came off Joe Blanton, but it’ll count in the stats anyway. It was Carter’s fourth in seven games and 23rd on the year. Even after the two-hit day, Carter is still batting just .159 since the All-Star break. With 160 strikeouts in 111 games, he seems on his way to reaching 200 on the season.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: a blurb about carter’s game yesterday vs LAA, actually fri’s game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It wasn’t written by me

  122. Dani says:
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    Best chance for the W?

    Hamels at Home vs, Dodgers (Nolasco)
    Dempster home vs. Yankees (Sabathia)
    Morton home vs. DBacks (Miley)
    Deduno home vs. White Sox (Santiago)
    Santiago at White Sox (Deduno)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  123. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now with 4 orphan teams in one of them, a 12 team h2h some geezer just dropped lackey for wheeler. My SP are Jo-Fer/Shields/latos (3/4 of my new teams have latos, strange)/King Felix/Greinke/W.chen/a.wood /gray. Are any of these the drop for Lackey (chen maybe?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  124. David says:
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    7×7 keeper keeper league with the extra categories being obp,slg and quality starts , holds, which would you prefer, Price or Segura? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  125. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    the other chris davis better than yelich, or is davis just seriously hot. Dude’s got counting stats up the ass, and homers every 11.2 at bats. i could seriously use those rbi’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then go for Davis

  126. timmy riggins says:
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    Hello, was wondering your thoughts on the following trade proposal: I was offered Martin Prado for my Austin Jackson. Im currently starting Rendon at 2B and have Desmond Jennings coming off the DL to replace A-Jax. He has Brett Lawrie but is reluctant to trade him. Would you make the trade, hold, or hold for Lawrie? I need Avg., RBI

    Also, is Aramis Ramirez startable or even rosterable?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Aramis… I’d take Prado

  127. Schlitzy says:
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    Nova or gray for a Tuesday streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  128. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Need to drop two:

    Gallardo
    Travis Wood
    Alex Wood
    Dickey
    Burnett
    Cingrani

    Related: I know it’s Dusty, but I don’t get the Cingrani to the bullpen thing. He’s been dominant. Is it an innings count thing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo, Travis Wood

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. JoeG414 says:
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    Another flip a coin question .For today: Matt Dominguez or Cody Asche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  130. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Drop Starlin for Green or Gennett?

  131. Eddy says:
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    Grey, it’s trade deadline day and I’m in a bind.

    12-team H2H OBP keeper.

    I’m in first place and trying everything to make a last second push to solidify a possible championship.

    I’ve been offered Bautista for CarGo from an owner who threw in the towel.

    I cannot keep CarGo past this year. I CAN, however, keep Bautista one year next year in the 14th round.

    My potential keepers are Harper, Myers, Votto, Stras, Moore and Shelby.

    I worry that A) CarGo comes back, reinsured his finger and is done for year and I’m left with remorse for not trading him or B) he comes back without missing a beat and he hits 4 HR in a playoff week and I hang myself.

    WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bautista

  132. danny almonte says:
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    Hey…thinking of shopping Braun in my keeper. I’m contending and could use some help afterall.

    Out of contention owner has Tulo and Harper. Are those fair, should I offer for one? Or would I prob have to add a sweetener draft pick to make it fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tulo or Harper, in that order

  133. Frank White says:
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    Sup Bro… I know I’m planning on dropping Venable tomorrow and grabbing Belt but after what I saw Venable do last night it’s hard to drop him.. You still like Belt?? venable might run out out of juice or what.. Lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like Belt

  134. JackInTheBox says:
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    Trade deadline is today and these are the two deals i’m looking at (12 team h2h, keep 5):

    My Minor and Round 21 for His Round 5
    My Minor and Rounds 15, 17 for His Rounds 7,8

    Opinions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you out of it? At what price is Minor? Are you just dumping him?

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey: Yea, I’m out of it. I have MadBum, Scherzer, Longo, Heyward and Rizzo as keepers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And you can’t keep Minor?

          • JackInTheBox says:
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            @Grey: We only keep 5…you suggested to me before to keep Rizzo over Minor and Starlin.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Take round 5 pick

  135. timmy riggins says:
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    Hi, wondering whats your assessment on Giancarlo for ROS. Do you think I should trade him while I can (deadline today) or do you think he can bounce back and have a solid month and a half?

    All Categories are close in a 10 team roto league. I have an offer of Greinke for Stanton, he wont trade Kershaw. BUT, he does have Ryu. Would you accept Greinke for my Stanton or would you holdout for Greinke and Ryu for Stanton and Peavy?

    Thanks for your insight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he can bounce back and have a solid month…With that said, do you need a pitcher? Cause then I’d take Greinke

      • timmy riggins says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, its all really close. I could use Wins and have Harvey as my ace (shutdown soon).

        Khris Davis (MIL) has been putting up solid #s the past month and HRd again today. Do you think hes a worthy pickup even though hes not in your “buy” column or do you think he will fade with the imminent return of Carlos Gomez. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he’s worth grabbing for the next few days

  136. danny almonte says:
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    Harper/Tulo owner isn’t buying Braun. Heyward owner is out of contention, would u try for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward

  137. TheNewGuy says:
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    Wily got willied today.

    Him or the nose for their next start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who they’re going against

  138. TheNewGuy says:
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    And pickup K-Rod over J-Lo if chasing saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. Snake Hips says:
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    There goes SON screwing me over for the 3rd or 4th week in a row on 2 streamers – Kazmir and Vargas… Fuck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Prezi says:
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      @Snake Hips: SON wamboozled me on Vargas as well… Damn machinessss!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  140. JRO says:
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    Trade my max n shark or porcello for teheren n myers or bryce. Yes or no and what combo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Max and Porcello for Bryce

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: hold shark for upside

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: Keeping shark for Ks, upside?? Myers a thought instead or Harper will get on track?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is this for next year? For this year, this trade is terrible for you, Harper for next year

          • JRO says:
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            @Grey: for this year redraft, thinking no max and sp for teheran and bryce or myers. not liking? I do need OF but i could also pick up Brantley

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Just pick up Brantley

  141. Kid A says:
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    Trout down. MEDIC!
    Hamstrings and peckers: Two things god gave us that he punishes us for pulling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For real? Uh-oh

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: on the trout hamstring or the wrath of god?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trout hamstring… I see now he was lifted… Doesn’t sound serious

        • Prezi says:
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          @Kid A: both!!

          *runs to church*

  142. Nightpandas says:
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    Offered Segura and 1st round pick for my Tulo and 3rd round pick, we keep 9 and no restrictions. Would you do it ? 15 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay for Segura

  143. SteveNZ says:
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    Run, Goldy – run!

  144. SteveNZ says:
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    I won’t even talk about how Vargas and Santiago wiped out any chance I had of getting ahead in WHIP in the ol’ h2h, but how is it that they only struck out 4 between them in 11 innings?

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ: Silver lining Zeigler win maybe?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is he in line for it?

        • Kid A says:
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          @Grey: If putz can be his bizarro self…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup, got the win which was so needed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I got screwed the last two days by a bunch of schmohawks… Friggin’ Albers, Gaudin and Kennedy killed me

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: That Doolittle Hold has probably snuffed out any slim chance I had of getting a win this week. Terrible.

        Benched Panda for his big day, benched Venable yesterday, missed Hunter’s Hold today – all manner of shitty stuff.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: In H2H, I’d actually have preferred a single and a stole base from Venable there…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that sucks… Sorry to hear that, SteveNZ

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: If Dempster and Robertson can strike out 11 between them, Robertson can get a Hold and Gomes can steal a base – I’ll get a win…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not completely insane to think maybe, but it won’t be easy

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: So Dempster, Vargas and Santiago strike out 7 in 16.2 combined innings.

                Hopeless.

                Another two each and I’d have got out of this with a tie.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn

  145. goodfold2 says:
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    all of the good offers were rejected, mostly by a dude who will miss the playoffs and whose ass i routinely kick every year at fantasy football. This may have been why he refused. would i rather have garza or m.perez? I know i can get garza and already sent out offer, but owner also has perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ok, i sent that out too, the beachy owner won’t give beachy, should i go lower for estrada?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need an SP that badly

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: waiver wire is thin. 16 teamer. I’m actually getting excited about picking up milone again. albers was terrible. kluber will be back in apparently early sep, so that’s good. but a good amount of teams in the playoffs with me will beat me every week in wins and K’s due to having more SP. with kluber and either milone or stream spot i have 9. Will be dumping some hitters (aramis soon maybe) for more, but nothing at all good out there. Happ/Alvarez/oberholtzer were picked up last few days.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: even with that number, 2 of them (medlen and cole) could be put in bullpen.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Milone’s not a bad pick up in a deep league

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: redmond’s got a job again, is doing pretty good, has HOU up next. terrible schedule after that.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yep got perez, owner thought i was crazy for wanting perez over garza, but over last 4 starts for each (this doesn’t include garza’s first TEX start) garza’s been pretty bad, mostly a lot of homers. Perez’s whip will probably be a little worse with higher walks. I had Perez for his first few starts this year and off and on last year (same league, it was 18 team last year) he seems better than back then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  146. goodfold2 says:
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    wtf is Hou leaving out lyles now, instead of no earned runs in 7 or 8 appearances Lo?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s a mess in Houston

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wonder why though, since Lo has actually been pretty good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed… It’s confusing, for sure

  147. Knighttown says:
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    Looking to love Marte for SP help. Guy offered Jo-Fer and Bucholz “for when Fernandez gets shut down”.

    Shoot higher? Some suggestions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoot higher… Hamels-area?

  148. JRO says:
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    Looks like HOU closer by committee based on mgr last interview. Closer to own for now or next few weeks, hawkins fields or LO, fieri also avail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it would’ve been hawkins anyway.

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: how about hawkins or papelbon lol

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JRO: ugly decision there, NYM have actually gotten a lot more save opps lately, huh. Plus Papelnuts has been pretty shitty for a while now. I’m assuming you mean which would you rather play right now. Definitely don’t simply drop Papelbon for Hawkins if Hawkins is on waivers. If that’s the case either trade Papelnuts for better value and grab Hawkins, or grab then trade.

  149. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. I need to pick up a catcher out of these guys….Miguel Montero, Yan Gomes or Wilson Ramos. It’s for a weekly H2H mixed league, who would you grab? Thank you!

    • Brooke says:
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      OOPs, I have one more question I forgot Grey. For my UT spot I’ve been playing Hosmer and he’s been hotter than a three dicked dog, but he has 6 games next week and Marte has 7. Should I stick with Hosmer or Marte? Thank You again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stick with Hosmer

      • Prezi says:
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        @Brooke: You would think a three dicked dog was hot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  150. goodfold2 says:
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    dammit even the other chris davis is gone now. had to hit that homer today huh? damn 5 pickups per week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: when i lose in the playoffs at least i can blame myself for not picking up davis and s.gray.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i just sent out a rivera for the other chris davis. i need RBI’s more than a 10th SP.

  151. TheNewGuy says:
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    Holy Chris Davis and Homer Bailey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. L-Boogie says:
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    Gray or Salazar ROS?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Estrada or Gray?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @L-Boogie: c’mon. gray.

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @goodfold2: Why do you think its that obvious? Estrada significantly underperformed his abilities pre-injury. He’s had 2 really good games since he’s been back limited only by pitch count. We were all so high on him in the pre-season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gray

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: we were high on his K’s. knew it was quite possible he’d allow too many homers. In either case, Gray’s schedule and home park are much better. Gray’s also never shown us any reason to think he’s not going to continue to do what he’s doing. Small sample size, of course.

  153. Jdub says:
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    Strasburg for Encarnacion. Any word if his wildness was because of injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin… He threw at somebody there was no injury that I heard of

  154. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it’s truly amazing that both of these guys suck as bad as they have, but who do I want more, aramis and his 1-16(few K’s) since returning, or frazier and his huge amount of terrible at bats over the whole season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: ok, about to blow a few of weekly 5 pickups already
        drops aramis/dj lemeieu/albers for frazier/milone/redmond. still gonna hold mesoraco for a bit. wong took lemehieu’s place.

  155. Silky says:
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    Belt or Ruf for the ROS for my UTIL spot? 10-team h2h points league with no specific needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

      • Silky says:
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        @Grey: Belt or Leonysfor the ROS? No specific needs, just someone to stream in my UTIL slot. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Belt

  156. SteveNZ says:
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    I guess Gomes and Papi aren’t going to pull off a double steal…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  157. JRO says:
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    Archer start today change your ranking any over the likes of Erasmo Porcello estrada Niese, please rank thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Archer

  158. Timmy riggins says:
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    Hi, 10-team roto. Would you still be stashing X. bogaerts or drop him? Erasmus Ramirez and
    Wheeler worth streaming or only for the desperate? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No need to stash anymore… They’re streamers…

  159. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following, who do you like? Need whip, k’s and era (in that order).

    Miller – @ mil, vs atl
    Parker – vs sea, @ bal
    Peavy – @ sf
    K-zar – @ laa, vs min
    Gray- vs sea

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last two

  160. Philsfan76 says:
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    GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! i need to know if Wong or Xander will be playing!!! This is the first round of the playoffs in my weekly league and the 1st game is in less than 2 hours. i plucked Scooter off the wire since i know he’ll play but i don’t wanna miss out on some good rookie nookie, if ya dig?

    Someone guide meeeeeee!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the wrong post

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