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Yesterday, Carlos Santana went 0-for-5 with 1 RBI.  He could’ve hit six homers yesterday and still only had one RBI, because the guy in front of him said to the media, “By the power vested in me in the state of Cleveland — is this a state? — I now pronounce myself Lonnie Gonnie.  I will now release an album that will be critically drubbed, but the masses will enjoy it called, ‘Lonnie Went Gonnie.’  Then the straight-to-DVD movies I star in will be reprisals of the Ernest movies, but with Lonnie in the title.  For example, ‘Lonnie Goes To Africa’ or ‘Lonnie Goes to Jail.’  Is there any questions for Lonnie Gonnie?  No?  Good, because I got homers to hit and ribbies to eat and average to drive up the wazoo like I’m a wazoo driving machine.”  Yesterday, Lonnie Chisenhall went H.A.M then damn, then come again, ma’am.  Three homers (5, 6, 7), nine RBIs, and raised his average up to .385 while going 5-for-5.  That’s a career .265 hitter.  Zoinks!  He’s probably going to remember who he really is at some point soon, but ride the lightning while Lonnie’s rocking out.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – 3-for-3, 5 runs, 1 RBI and his 10th homer.  “Just stand in front of Lonnie and watch it gonnie.”  That was Michael Brantley talking into his armpit so the Rangers wouldn’t hear.

Yan Gomes – Didn’t play as the Indians scored 17 runs.  Holy sit!

Michael Choice – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I batty called that Choice prime rib hunka hunka burning bam bam.  Sorry, I’m on a Lonnie Gonnie adrenaline rush still.

Derek Holland – Not ready for a rehab assignment.  Not all of us are, you have to first realize there’s a power greater than yourself.  I call that power the Fantasy Baseball Overlord.

Gregory Polanco – With Neil Walker going on the DL with an appendectomy, Josh Harrison will move to 2nd base and the Pirates are calling up Polanco.  All hail the maybe-will-be-great one!  A few weeks ago, I gave you my Gregory Polanco fantasy.  Prescient ain’t just a word you need Dictionary.com to define!  In that post, I said, “The Sexy Dish That Ate Pittsburgh…I’m wearing only my boxers and just ate a can of beans…which has me excited…like…the immortal words of John Popper.”  Hmm, I gotta work on what quotes I pull.  In Triple-A this year, Polanco hit seven homers and stole 15 bases while slashing .347/.405/.540.  They say the Japanese leagues are like Triple-A, so watch out Tanaka!  To give you a real world comparison, Irene from The Real World:  Seattle.  To give you a baseball real world comparison, what we got last year from Marte, but with a better average.  He should be owned in all leagues.  To put your shizz in perspective, he could be great, but check Oscar Taveras’s numbers so far.  He will be great too, but he’s not yet because things don’t always work that way.  Sorry, I had this wet blanket and didn’t know what to do with it.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Sonava-didn’t-have-the-balls-to-start!  I was thisclose to streaming him because the Stream-o-Nator really liked yesterday’s start.  I’m gonna go have a nurse ask me to cough to make sure my kumquats are working.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  The Dread Pirate is more or less on the same pace as his MVP-winning season last year, so why is it so boring to own him?  Not to answer, but to ponder.

Starling Marte – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th steal, hitting .240 on the year.  I wonder if Starlin Castro says to Starling Marte, “Whaddup, G?”  Any the hoo!  The crazy thing (not that crazy), Marte really isn’t having that bad of a season from a fantasy perspective if he were to just play.  A ten+ homer, 40-steal season would be fine.  I do think he might be the odd man out when Walker returns.

Josh Harrison – 0-for-4, hitting .289 with four homers (same as Marte) with two steals.  Seriously, how long until Harrison is hitting around .240 like Marte?  It’s not like Harrison’s great.  When did Harrison become the Pirates darling with them wanting to say ‘fly, fly away’ Starling?  I’m a poet and aware of it.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .276.  I said in March I’d eat my hat if he had more fantasy value than Segura, and right now they are locked with nearly identical value on our Player Rater.  It’s a good thing I got one of those new hats from Taco Bell made of Doritos.

Grant Balfour – Joe Maddon said early yesterday that “even if I was going to change anything (at closer), I wouldn’t tell (the media) anyhow.”  Then gave Grant The-Opposition-Four the dreaded vote of confidence.  So, of course, within an hour, he replaced Balfour with a committee.  Balfour thinks he upset the Baseball Gods, so Maddon brought in a Seminole Elder to change the Rays fortune (seriously).  The Tribal Elder once brought rain to Tampa during a drought and Maddon said he’d be impressed if it rains in the Trop (you can’t make up this stuff, and I try).  The Rays Tribal Elder also was once responsible for a double rainbow.  To think Showtime followed the Marlins around with reality cameras.  Where’s Spike TV?  Joe Maddon and the Rays need to do a spinoff during the offseason, The Real House Husbands of Tampa.  I’d grab Joel Peralta, Jake McGee, and the pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez, Juan Carlos Oviedo, in that order, but it could go a lot of different ways depending on what Chief Sitting On Fastball says.

David Price – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 3.97.  Time to take the “I said not to draft him” blinders off, and really look at his numbers.  Are you ready?  I can’t hear nodding.  I also can’t hear you.  We’re not in the same room.  Price’s K-rate is 10+ and his walk rate is under one.  Humma-humma-what?  That’s insane.  Imma let myself finish, but that’s terrific.  That’s Cliff Lee at the height of his powers good.  His xFIP is 2.67, and his BABIP is screaming unlucky, and his homers per fly ball is ugly.  The chia seeds I’ve been eating for my brain say it’s not all lavender-scented peaches.  His velocity is down yet again from last year, when it was down from the previous year.  Last ace to go this route was Lincecum, but Lincecum is slight like a lady and his velocity is way below that of Price’s, so shizz isn’t dire.  Price should be better than his 3.97 ERA, but how much?  I could see a scenario where he has a 1-something ERA for six weeks, I could also see him going to the Astros next time out and striking out 12 and giving up three long balls.  Definitely worth a chance in a trade if you need to take some risk, but I wouldn’t say Price absolutely rattles off 3 straight solid months.

James Jones – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 7th steal, hitting over .300 in the last week (most of it coming in the last two games — five for last nine).  He’s primarily SAGNOF, but we all have our roles.  Billy Butler just has a few more than some.

Stephen Drew – Sat out yesterday with oblique tightness.  He’s hoping to avoid the DL, and get back in the lineup.  Hopefully since he’s missed three games in the last week, and it’s gonna be hard for him to get his timing back using Napoli’s farts as a metronome.

Clay Buchholz – Will make a rehab start on Friday.  Rain or shine, he’ll be using some of that suntan lotion he packed.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA sits at 4.76.  It’s sitting on a toilet to be specific.

Tommy Hunter – 1 IP, 0 ER as he pitched the ninth in a four-run game.  Showalter’s so cute how he wants to be perceived as daft.  I don’t think Hunter’s the closer again, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Showalter tries to get the ball back to him in the ninth in save situations in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Bud Norris – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Fun fact!  Chuck Norris sued a Colorado weed dispensary for using his likeness on their hydroponic marijuana called Bud Norris.  As for this Bud Norris, it was a nice start, but he’s not worth messing with in most leagues.

Adam Jones – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer.  I love when my players get hot.  Take the Michael Rapaport speech about beautiful girls in Beautiful Girls and replace girls with fantasy players.  And replace Rosie O’Donnell with anyone.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  In March, if I had told you Markakis would have three times as many homers as Cano in June, how many homers would you think Markakis had?  30 homers?  Or 3 homers and Cano has been hurt for 2 months?

Colby Rasmus – Nearing his rehab assignment.  Wasn’t he nearing it last week.  Maybe somebody should get on the horn with Rasmus and make sure he’s not lost.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer.  I feel like I just cracked The Da Vinci Code!  Encarnacion is Spanish for reincarnation and Edwin is an anagram for widen and what did Babe Ruth drink prior to every game?   Whiskey out of his manager’s wooden leg that he used to famously say, “We need to WIDEN it!”  Can’t believe I didn’t piece together those connections sooner.

Danny Santana – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer as he bats .364.  I watched the Twins broadcast yesterday because it was a short schedule day and I felt like torturing myself.  Any the hoo!  The Twins broadcasters were talking about Kendrys’s signing and this makes them a contender in the AL Central.  They were saying this while Ricky Nolasco was pitching for them.  I cannot tell you if their fingers were crossed.  Oh, and Danny Santana is crazy hot and should be owned everywhere.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting .307 while Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 and hits .259.  So, the real question is will Rotoworld put Suzuki in the first round and Mauer in the 2nd next year?

Michael Cuddyer – Hit the DL with can’tstayhealthyitis (sp?).

Eddie Butler – Hit the DL with rotator cuff inflammation.  I feel his pain; I once got ankle inflammation when I cuffed my Z. Cavariccis too tight.

Carlos Gonzalez – Will undergo exploratory surgery on his finger.  Cool, I wonder if they’re going to shrink Dennis Quaid for the operation.  How long will the exploration of CarGo’s finger last?  I ‘explored’ the Alamo for fifteen minutes and saw the whole thing.  After the surgeon’s done exploring his finger, will he leave a toothpick with a little US flag on it so no other explorers can claim it?  I got questions, y’all!

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  I hear from the Rockies that Dickerson will continue to fill in for CarGo in left field while he’s out, which leaves me wondering:  is that who they think has been starting for CarGo while CarGo’s been sidelined?  Cause I’d love if that were true.

Gavin Floyd – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks in Coors.  He better not be baiting me into feeling confident about starting Teheran in Coors tomorrow.

George Springer – Scratched with a sore knee.  He said he should be able to return today or tomorrow.  The Astros organization is debating whether to have the team play without him.

Dexter Fowler – 3-for-5, 2 runs as he continues his hot hitting.  *blank stare*  That’s your cue.  *blank stare* To pick him up.  *blank stare* Oh, forget it.

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Josh Collmenter (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks).  This was a battle between two guys that seem appealing until they are on your fantasy team.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks with a 3.04 ERA vs. Jesse Chavez (6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks) with a 3.09 ERA.  This was a battle against guys you probably have owned multiple times on your fantasy team.  Chavez has struggled to go deep into games, but him and Richards are nearly identical.  I like Richards a hair more, which could help you eliminate that comb over.

Tyler Skaggs – Headed to the DL with a hamstring injury.  Hector Santiago will take his place in the rotation and get the A’s, so you could say Santiago is going to have the A’s handed to him.

Trevor Cahill – Designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks even though he has a 3.04 ERA and 27 Ks in the last 23 2/3 IP in the bullpen.  When Kevin Towers can’t trade a piece for fifty cents on the dollar, he just cuts!  Cahill says he’s going to go to the minor leagues and accept his assignment, though if he refused he would’ve still received the remaining $16.9 million on his contract.  I wonder if Cahill is fully aware of his options.

Eric Chavez – Headed to the DL with a left knee injury.  He’s had the injury all year, but it was only recently the Diamondbacks decided to give up on this season.

Denard Span – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  People keep asking me if I’m a Smurf because I’ve talked about Denard Span so much I’ve turned blue in the face.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 6 ER, raising his ERA to 3.84.  Sad Vogelsongs (say so much).  So, drop him now, drop him now, when all hope is gone, Vogelsongs say so much.  The preceding was written at my rhinestone piano.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  Meanwhile, Frank Thomas hashtags a middle finger.

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 6th save.  I’ll take saves any way I can get them, but, man, Belisario really pushes that to the limit.

Gordon Beckham – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .298 with twice as many homers as Robinson Cano.  Sigh.

Rick Porcello – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.04.  Hey, I liked him in the preseason too.  I also got over that lust.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  The Zombino Rises Again:  Hide All Your Baby Custard Brains by Troma.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer in the past three games.  Oh.  Huh?  Did Eugenio Velez change his name?  Suarez had a high of nine homers in Double-A, where he also had a .253 average.  .253 in Double-A comes out to about .119 in the majors.  He could be a real short-term schmotato though if you’re struggling at MI in deep leagues.

Tony Cingrani – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I wish he’d go to the bullpen already so I wouldn’t feel as bad about dropping him in deep leagues.  Least you could do, Cingrani, is absolve me of my feelings!

A.J. Ellis – Hopes to return this week.  I’ll be sure to trigger my ceiling balloons.

Scott Van Slyke – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  Afterwards he called his dad to tell him about his big game, and his dad asked how was his fielding.

Carl Crawford – Doesn’t have full strength in his ankle.  You know what this means?  This is a great time to challenge him to a game of roshambo.

  1. Polaaaaancoooooooo says:
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    First! grey rules!

  2. The Great Zombino says:
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    1. What kind of batting average range can we expect Brandon Moss to finish this year with?
    .250-.279 or .280 – .300?

    2. Drop Aaron Hill or Juan Francisco for Javier Baez? if yes, which one?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1 – .250-.280 (big range there)

      2 – Hold until he’s closer.

  3. This team sucks says:
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    whos better Stormen or Ian Kennedy ROS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kennedy

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @gareth: Your Indians are on fire! Whatever Brantley was drinking this offseason I want some, been a beast for me in my deep points league. Seems like Chisenhall’s drinking it too now, and maybe Kipnis has finally started back on it after almost 12 months off it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Unreal

    • Steven says:
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      @gareth:

      Man did that Phil Hughes for Chisenhall trade a week back work out for me or what?!

  4. Paul says:
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    Can’t wait to see what Polanco does! Marte has felt like such a dud.

    On a different note, not that he’s had more plate appearances – Oswaldo Arcia or Ozuna ROS? (12 team h2h w/ obp)

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna

    • @Paul: Marte had a solid game last night and I do not see Pitt starting Harrison over him long term.

      Marte just signed a huge contract, the Pirates want and will get there moneys worth out of him..

      He was cut in my 10 team daily roto league and I picked him up. I think Marte will have a huge 2nd half..

      • Psychedelic Floyd says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I totally agree man, I can’t see them benching him or sending him to the minors after signing him to that contract. I expect him to at least be better than his avg in the 2nd half. And Gray’s 10 HRs/40 SBs line looks do-able.

  5. Paul says:
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    Now*

  6. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    You feelin’ Desmond or Segura ROS?

  7. bubba says:
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    I hate catcher questions…but…here it goes:

    Wilin Rosario or Jaso ROS?

    • centerfield_ballhawk says:
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      @bubba: C’mon mang (spoken like David Ortiz).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rosario

    • Cram It says:
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      @bubba: Oof

  8. dLark says:
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    It appears I am in a 12 team league where nobody cares about prospects so I am stacked to the gills with them….

    I have Polanco, Oscar T., Singleton, and Springer. I have Matt Adams on the DL and may have to dump one of these guys soon. How would you rank these guys? Is it worth dumping one of them for Adams or am i better off rolling the dice on the other guys? I know Adams his hitting for average but that has been about all he has been doing this season.

    These is basically no other hitter I could drop besides Adams on my team.

    What do you think?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      See what happens when Adams returns. He might make it an easy decsion for you with Oscar.

  9. Ghost of Lane Pryce says:
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    Is it worth hanging onto balfour in a sv+hld league? None of the tampon handcuffs are available, I’d end up picking up a run of the mill holdsmith if I drop him.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Ghost of Lane Pryce: Absolutely yes. I’m doing the same. Balfour got Closer Cash, so upper management won’t let Maddon not give a chance to reclaim the role.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @SallyCips: But in a sv+hld league, who cares? Is Balfour even a top 100 RP in that format?

  10. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Lonnie for Price?

  11. Symptom of the Universe says:
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    If Lonnie still doing this 1980 George Brett when Votto comes back, Votto gonna have to take a seat or battle Pedro Alvarez for my CI spot. Or become C/MI/OF eligible.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    I’m glad you did not respond to Chris Carter’s lackey (aka Phil of the Future) yesterday when he said…’Thx, and next time when Chris Carter hits a grand slam, you put it in the write up!’ If I were you I would penalize him by purposely NOT reporting on Chris Carter grand slams for the entire month of June for such vitriol. Otherwise, dropped Chavez for Stroman. Going with the following closers in my three leagues.

    League 1: Uehara (imagine what the Os could have had if they only knew three years ago) and Street
    League 2: Chapman and Regular Dumaurier
    League 3: Chapman and Jansen (not to be confused with the oft injured Janssen)

    Hence, it was a good ride with Uncle Jesse, but afraid that the league has caught with him. Good thing his wife is a female longshoreman so the family can fall back on something if he goes back to the BP.

    Have a new nickname for Eugenia Suarez – Suavemente!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Okay there, champ. Why don’t you just go back to bragging about all the players you got off waivers in your league you play in with 5th graders. Cuz that’d be great.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          No problem at all. I actually get much amusement from your posts where you fancy yourself as “so random” and “funny just like Grey”. Keep it up, it’s cute. In a “four year-old pretending to drive a car” kind of way.

          • Quit crying Phil says:
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            @Phil of the Future: Somebody call the wahhhhmbulance! lol

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              okay there, “not Ante Galic”. Lol

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                Break it up, you two…Dad will be home soon

                • Phil of the Future says:
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                  Ha!

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Believe it or not I’m actually a very nice guy. Just the dude tried to get up in my kitchen with a fastball :)
          Anyway, back to baseball. Have you heard about this guy Chris Carter?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Mike: Just eeked out the victory last night. Revenge for the Sunday thrashing

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nice!

  13. Ulysses says:
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    Would you drop singleton or taveras for khris davis willingham or morneau?

    Ten team h2h category league. Not sure if it is too shallow to roster these two rookies. I also have springer so I got some rookie nookie overload on the roster.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rather have Davis and Morneau in 10-team

  14. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Z. Cavaricci’s …..with the tight cuff….Nice pull, i thought i had wiped those from my memory, now they are back. THANKS…Ha ha

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

    A housefly hums in the key of F

    • Wake Up says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: 200 bpm in the key of F…reminds me of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Ewww”…now featuring maggots…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Wake Up: Ha ha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow

  16. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank:
    Burnett v CHC 17.5
    Roark @ SF 8.5
    McCarthy @ HOU 8.1
    Floyd v LAA 7.4
    Morton @ MIA 4.7

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with that, but I’d slot Morton ahead of Floyd

  17. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Last night traded cespedes for Iwakuma. Good trade?

    • Chaz says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo:Definitely though I don’t know your needs. I’m thinking of trading Cespedes for Marte — need the SBs with Bourn blowing and my HRs doing well. I think that’s fair.

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Chaz: I have Ozuna and was stashing Polanco, so did it upon news Polanco was coming up. Ozuna/Cespedes have given me similar production. I actually was offered Marte for Cespedes a few weeks ago and was glad I declined. With Polanco up, as Grey said, Marte could be the odd-man-out once Walker returns. Go for cheaper steals and keep Cespedes.

        • @Zook’s Pest Control: NO way Walker is odd man out, Harrison will go back to be a bench player, Marte is too valuable and better than Harrison long term..

          Don’t just listen to Grey do some work yourself..Marte also just signed a huge contract, no way Pitt. leaves him on the bench..Harrison is a great role player and that is it..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Cespedes, but it’s fair.

  18. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    12 team, obp league, my OF’s are:
    Cutch
    A Jones
    Bautista
    Springer
    Cespedes
    Ozuna
    Hamilton
    Arcia

    3b is Machado
    We also have an infield position and that’s occupied by Rizzo or Pujols

    Was offered Longo for Cutch or Bautista. Do you rank Longo ahead of my OF’s? Do I Hold because of roster makeup?

    Great write up and thanks as always!!

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Cutch’s Dreads: Man you’re freaging stacked in that OF, very nice.

    • BucS Rules says:
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      YEA, but when do the up and coming Bucos add us another SP worth some serious Ws. With Polanco being called up, and damn! Im STOKED!!!!!! still worried about Cole on the DL and what this really means. Id be looking for a mid season trade for SP asap!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

  19. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Who should I dump for Heaney: Chavez or McCarthy?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Pb&j with a baseball bat: I dump Leake every single time I forget that I just can’t eat Habaneros…you’d think something like that would be burned…into my mind, right?

        (I would stash him over McCarthy and Leake)

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Ha

        • @Wake Up: haha I can’t dump Leake comfortably at work so I had to dump a McCarthy. I think I clogged the plumbing though since I think ur not supposed to flush a DB after use…

  20. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Scott Van Slyke – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6). Afterwards he called his dad to tell him about his big game, and his dad asked how was his fielding…….that’s awesome..I was thankful he slipped on his ass on Phillips shot to the gap…for a single. Anythewho….he reminds me of a less fat Gattis.

  21. NBC says:
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    @Gray and anyone who can help:
    My SP is in shambles. 12 Team H2H with QS. I drafted Alex Woods, Cingrani and Cliff Lee. Which two of these SP is the best? Jorge DeLa Rosa, Danks, Collmenter, Morton, Tomlin or Roenis? Anyone else I should be lookin at? Pickings are SLIM.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @NBC: I would go DeLa Rosa and only start him on the road and Tomlin for now until he fizzles out. What about Elias or Garcia, are they available? Good luck.

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @Greyismyhero: scratch that, I just seen you said Roenis also available, I would go Roenis and Garcia then.

  22. Joeg414 says:
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    Good Morning all; I asked Grey this late last night, but I would like to hear what my fellow Razzballers think: I need Saves,my only two Closers are Mejia and Belisario. I Been offered McGee for J Chavez . Obviously selling high on McGee. But I Need Saves bad , . And there’s no set-up/ Closers in “waiting” as free agents. My other Starters are pretty good, but Am I selling a little low on Chavez for someone who might get some Saves with 2 other options on that team? Whata think? Thanks.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @Joeg414:

      As a Rays fan, I wouldn’t. I personally don’t think McGee is in line for saves first. Probably Peralta or a match up situation. Too many other options such as Oviedo and Boxberger as well. Maddon is an atypical thinking manager, so the best reliever is necessarily the clear cut favorite. Wait at least until you see one save opp. Even still, Chavez is a steep price. Peralta on the waivers? If so grab him.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @bossmanjunior:

        *not necessarily

        • Joeg414 says:
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          @bossmanjunior:
          Thanks so much for the reply. No Peralta is not available.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Chavez

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          sure

  23. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Ha! Great write-up. Laughing out loud here. Wonder if Babe Ruth’s manager ever got that wooden leg widened …

  24. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Drop Arcia or Krush for Werth?

    2) Start Rizzo v Liriano or Arcia v Happ?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @bossmanjunior:
      Arcia
      I wouldn’t sit Rizzo

  25. I’d like to thank you guys’ Hittertron for being borderline unfair. I lost Bruce, Harper, Hamilton, Davis, and Kipnis all at one time to drop into last/10th and a deep fantasy depression. With Hittertron/Razzball in tow, I went on a waiver spree including Chisen, Khris, and Arcia and am shooting back up. Now with my main guns becoming healthy, bad news bears for the rest of the league.

    Oh, and not to mention fixing the hole made in error by drafting in a taxi cab on vacation drunk of Matt Moore with Kluber via the articles on him, my pitching now makes me not cry anymore.

    Props on the funnest/best site around for this!

  26. Lville Jim says:
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    Mark Whiten was overheard saying “3 and 9? Call me when you go 4 and 12″

  27. Wake Up says:
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    LOL…
    Cleveland Rocks!
    What ever happened to Drew Carey anyway? The good ones go too soon!

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @Wake Up:

      The Price is right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      indeed

  28. Cheese says:
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    I give up Teheran for Taijuan Walker and Chris Davis? This was offered to me ad seems like a no brainer, am I missing something?

  29. Pullthetrigger says:
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    Best chance for saves Roy ….
    Hunter ottaviano or mcGee??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McGee since he’s in the mix already

    • @Pullthetrigger: I think McGee only needs one good break; Hunter and Ottavino need a couple each. But I’d take Peralta over all of them. Is he gone?

      Of those 3, take McGee and switch over to Ottavino the moment Peralta gets a couple of saves in a row and/or Hawkins implodes.

  30. Bob says:
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    ROS, which of these pitchers makes you throw up in your mouth the least? Who would you roster if you had to?

    Quintana
    Liriano
    Elias
    Gausman
    Masterson
    Miley
    Morton

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Masterson, Quintana

  31. IrishArmos says:
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    Want to see something funny? My pitching staff I drafted this year in my 14 league team. Don’t think I could have done any worse:

    C. Lee
    P. Corbin
    A. Cobb
    F. Liriano (more like F me)
    R. Porcello
    J. Masterson
    C. Tillman
    W. Peralta
    Y. Ventura
    H. Santiago

    My therapist recommends I need to speak more about my issues, get everything out, ya know? So thank you all for your time. That’s all I have to say.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @IrishArmos: Dont feel bad, most of the razzers had a similar starting staff at the 1st of year, Masterson, Liriano, Porcello, Cobb, etc were all razz favorites, You’re in the majority here I think.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @IrishArmos: Dont feel bad, most of the razzers had a similar starting staff at the 1st of year, Masterson, Liriano, Porcello, Cobb, etc were all razz favorites, You’re in the majority here I think.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stay strong brother

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @IrishArmos: I drafted four of those guys in my 14-teamer. Along with Cingrani and Josh Johnson. Yada, yada, yada…I’m last in WHIP, ERA, and wins. On the bright side, I’m 13th in Ks!!

  32. Lee says:
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    H2H 12 team 5 x 5 using OPS instead of BA. Who would you regularly leave on the bench of these 5: J. Upton, Melky, Springer, Polanco, Pujols, Ortiz. Have 3 OF spots and 1 Utility. Ortiz has 1B eligibility and currently in Utility spot. Also can you give your opinion if I made a good trade this week giving up Heyward for Homer Bailey given the above surplus of OFs with Polanco coming up.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      fair trade. I’d mix and match with Hitter-Tron

  33. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    I have a hole at 2b. Was offered Kinsler/Bruce/Morse for my Puig/Perkins.

    My other closers are Robertson and Belisario. I countered with Belisario and he said no. Should I do accept this? Or just keep my Puig/Perkins and roll with Beckham at 2b until something better comes up?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      roll with Puig

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Zook’s Pest Control: would morse and bruce replace anybody?

  34. Cheese says:
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    I was just offered Chris Davis and Taijuan Walker for my Teheran… seems like a no brainer, doesn’t it? Am I missing something?

  35. Dong Kelly says:
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    I have Mesoraco, and Miguel Montero isn’t owned for some reason. Do I swap or stick with Mes?

    Suarez is looking great in DET. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t jump a couple players out of the 9 spot, but it’s early. AJ and Avila have just been disturbingly subpar and I’m not a big J.D. Martinez fan.

    The Don started 2nd in the lineup yesterday again too; I love it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stick with Mes

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Dong Kelly: MesoROCK IT.

  36. Burt Macklin, FBI says:
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    SON’s telescopic antenna is approaching full extension over Liriano today (vs CHC, 21.5).

    Been burned by this guy already in ’14 but is he worth a start? First time out vs the Cubs this year was pretty solid.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. I’ve been streaming all warm bodies against the Cubs

  37. Fish says:
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    Been trying to acquire Price for some time since I’ve been aware of his crooked numbers in his favor. First the guy wanted to do a package deal involving my Mike Minor. He has since changed his mind and the offer is now Tori Hunter and Price for The Grande Dolor and Tyson Ross. Ummmmmm…. what???

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, hold

      • Fish says:
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        @Mike:

        Hold??? I was thinking laughing manically in his face was the appropriate response.

        Oh, did I forget to mention this is a keeper league?

  38. Matty says:
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    Just got out of Cingrani and Porcello. Picked a good day to forget to start my starters. Activated Jay Bruce and nabbed Stroman with the roster space.
    I think the upstart Astros should trade an old timer to the Jays for Stroman. The equipment guy can then embroider ‘Stroman. I assume it was shortened from “Astroman” sometime in the 1900s.
    Question:
    With the return of Bruce I have Joey Bats, Puig, Rios, Springer, and Bruce for 3 OF spots and sometimes Util (Also have Pujols and Rizzo). Who is the best combination of overperforming and name recognition to swap for a premium starter? Who’s a good target?
    Thanks for another great work morning.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

      Springer probably has the most helium right now. Anybody in the Top 15-20

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Matty: pujols for samarzjia …maybe he gets traded to a contender…or maybe get iwakuma for pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Ha! Agree with Mike

  39. Cram It says:
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    Cruz and D Wright or Miggy?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Miggy

  40. OaktownSteve says:
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    Ok hey…wait a minute here and get me on a plane to Vegas. This is definitely bragging a little but it’s also a statement of whoa this is bizonkers.

    I’m a streamer in the RCL. This much is well known. Going back to May 21st my stream starters (and in this I’m including the one Rubby DLR start where I had him on the bench because I forgot to set my line up because I had to take my girl to gymnastics)…so back to May 21st my streamers have actually gotten a win in 16 out of 19 games AND the MLB team I streamed from has won all 19 games. The last time I streamed a guy whose team didn’t win it was Tanner Roark’s 2-1 loss on May 21.

    In other words, if I’d gone to Vegas with 2 bucks in my pocket and parlayed all these streams as bets (2^19) I’d be sitting on $524,288.

    Here’s the link to the league in case you want to check it out: http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse?leagueId=6158&teamId=3&seasonId=2014.

    I also hope you all appreciate this post given the fact that now that I’ve stated it, my luck is going right in the toilet. But I had to share.

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I checked out my streaming in our league not too long ago to see how that was working. I was 4-22 in the Wins department. Facking atrocious. I’ve since stepped away from doing that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @OaktownSteve: You DID IT!

    • @OaktownSteve: Nice job Oaktown, that is a nice pitching staff with only one starter, never tried that before..You have had some great lick, keep it going..cheers..

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s still not in first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No sir!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’m thrashing him by half a point.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              All that matters is you’re in first

  41. Cheese says:
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    I was offered Chris Davis and Taijuan Walker for my Julio Teheran… seems like a no brainer? Am I missing something?

  42. Cale says:
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    On Price: “His velocity is down yet again from last year, when it was down from the previous year. Last ace to go this route was Lincecum”

    Lincecum lost 4 mph on his fastball from ’08 to ’13….King Felix lost 5 mph from ’07 to ’13 and everyone was worried about him, too, but he seems to be doing just fine this year as well. I think Felix would be a better comparison point than Lincecum.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      +1

  43. bossmanjunior says:
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    RCL

    Offered Ryu and Cashner for my Rios and Hawkins

    Take the deal or is that too much? My only other relievers are Robertson, Mejia, and Balfour, so this would leave me weak on saves and im middle of the pack in that area. Im first or second in every hitting category but dead last in ERA and WHIP. Really need pitching.

    Counter with Balfour or another expendable starter: Smyly (already rejected), Bauer, Gausman, Kuechel.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d do it

  44. SportiveTricks says:
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    Thanks, as usy, for some wonderful notes this morning.

    The SoN no gusta Drew Pomeranz against LAA tonight, but I sort of feel like pulling a Grady Little and sending him out there, damn numbers and reason. My hunches comes from all of his other starts this year where I benched him or send him to the waiver wire and then felt stupid. Umm, wait, maybe I am just really kind of stupid.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting him

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Mike:

        Stupid loves company!!!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha! indeed

  45. Corey says:
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    Mike! Remember yesterday when we were going to trade away Pedroia cause Neil Walker was on the wire? NEVERMIND!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no kidding! true story…I swapped Lonnie Chisenhall with Neil Walker in my DFS lineup. Walker then scratched and I had to watch Lonnie hit homer, after homer, after homer…

  46. happyharry1958 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Beltran or Pagan fo my 5th OF ? – Pagan is my OF5 now, Beltran coming off DL.
    12 team, H2H, 6X6, 3 year keep…Beltran is $9 and Pagan $1

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Pagan

  47. Dave says:
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    Absolute BEST site! ROS: Evercab, Villar, Peralta, D. Santana,Owings–please rank
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ECab, Peralta, Villar, Owings, Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Thanks! EverCab, Villar

  48. Steve D. says:
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    Ok to cut Balfour? Worth waiting to see if he gets the gig back? Add would be Axford, who I’m hearing Francona wants to get the job back.)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, they are in the same territory now, and Axford has actually pitched well

  49. whodat says:
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    any chance ziegler has a shot at closing? Is Reed’s arm done?

    • Cram It says:
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      @whodat: Sure, there’s a chance. There’s always a chance.

  50. Don Majkowski says:
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    More value ROS in my Utility spot: Wong or Morales?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Don Majkowski: I really like Wong if he stays healthy. Seems like it’s something different every week with him. Depends on needs. Wong for runs/avg/speed; Morales for HR/RBI

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Cram

      • Don Majkowski says:
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        I realize it depends on needs, dont really have a specific need…just overall production. Who would you take?@Mike:

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d lean Morales for the dingers

  51. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    In the most recent Game of Thrones Samwell Tarley wanted Jon Snow to tell him what it was like – to make love and to be in love. Samwell wanted to know because, you see, Samwell has never experienced something so…so…glorious.

    That is me with this morning with Lonnie Chisenhall. I’m Samwell. I have never known something so rare as three homeruns and nine ribbies. It is foreign and incomprehensible to me.

    Would someone who owns LC please PLEASE tell me what that was like? To wake up in the morning and see 5-5, 3Runs, 3HRs, and 9RBI? I want to know what that feels like.

    To be just so damn much alive.

    PLEASE!

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: LC owner here. If that performance suddenly launched me into contention, I would be happier than a puppy with 2 peters. But since it got me just a few points closer to 10th place, my elation was tempered by the overall standing.

      With his .420 BABIP, I’m more excited by what this performance did for his current trade value. Waiting for some desperate owner to suddenly lose his mashing 3B… I’m looking at you Edwin Encarnacion.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @L-Boogie: Haha – great! Puppy with two peters is poetry.

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I haven’t had a crush on a Lonnie since my dad made me watch WKRP reruns. I woke up this morning and crapped my terry cloth bathrobe when I saw Chisenhall’s line. The second worst part? I cut him over Teixeira last Thursday. *Fantasy Baseball Overlord’s voice* “And the first?” The team I’m playing this week picked him up on Sunday night. I’m gonna go watch Hulu.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Gene Parmesan: Daaamn – that’s the worst! That’s a sensation I know all too well. I mean the crapping of the bathrobe not the cutting a guy only to see him go off. I’ve NEVER done that about thirty times a year. For my dad WKRP didn’t exist. It was simply “you know, that show with the smokin’ blonde”. Three’s Company didn’t exist for him either. But it had the same title.

    • PK says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I went to bed when he only had two homers. I was already quite pleased. My eyes bulged when I woke up and saw the final stat line.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @PK: Man, I want to wake up to something like that. Congrats on the get!

        Some chick who owns him in a twelve team yahoo league I’m in finished Monday with 8Runs, 7HRs, and 19RBI. D. Salazar, J. Abreu, C. Dick, V-Mart, and Chisenhall. Of course her team name is Women Rule. I kid you not.

  52. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    Sell the Polanco hype now for someone like Altuve? 10 team 6×6 deep rosters and I’m dying at 2B.

  53. malamoney says:
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    How much better is Teheran than Gray?

    • Gene Parmesan says:
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      @malamoney: Not a lot, if any. Teheran has a little better numbers right now, but come year’s end I bet their very similar.

      • Gene Parmesan says:
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        @Gene Parmesan: “they’re” still cleaning terry cloth over here.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      pretty similar statistics, Teheran has a much better SwStr% (11%) though and better ERA at the moment, Gray has a better GB% and has given up fewer HR/9

  54. Dave says:
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    Trades proposed: 1. His Cano/Polanco for my J Abreu/Lester
    2. His Darvish for my J Abreu
    Who wins? Fair?
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Abreu in both

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Dave: sheesh, both are super tempting. I like #1 slightly better because hitters for pitchers, y’know?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Dave: who do u have to take Abreus spot if u trade him away?

  55. GusPike says:
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    1) Last night was fun, having both Kipnis and Chisenhall on my squad. Coupled with Cutch, Dickerson and Danny Santana, I picked up 6 HR and 19 RBI on a short schedule day!

    2) Arcia was just dropped in my league. Worth dropping Dickerson for? Other OF are Cutch, Braun, Gardner, Melky Cabrera, with Danny Santana as OF/MI backup.

    Thanks all.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1 – Nice!

      2 – I’d hold on to Dickerson and drop Santana for Arcia

      • Sally says:
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        @Mike: / Depends on needs, no? Santana is the latest utility knife type of player with speed, so highly useful as long as he hits. I dropped Arcia for Dickerson and then Dickerson for Santana because I needed the MI backup more. Dickerson may not have the playing time the whole season that the other will. Arcia is still out there in my league and I feel like pundits like him more than players.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          sure…needs is the trump

        • GusPike says:
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          Needs is exactly what makes me want to hold Santana. My 2B/MI players are Kipnis, Wong and Simmons. When one of them sits or is hurt (mostly looking at you Wong), Santana can slide in for them (actually, may drop Simmons for Arcia and have Santana at SS for now…Simmons has given me very little!)

          When/if Dickerson cools off / leaves Coors, I can go hunting for the next hot schmotato OF…

          @Sally:

  56. FMFBL says:
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    are we selling low on Chris Davis or will i wake up one morning reading a post from your ‘stashe saying he’s baaaaaaaack!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I hope it’s the latter…he can hit them in bunches

  57. bobbo says:
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    In a 6×6 roto that also counts holds, drop Farquhar for Joel Peralta?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  58. L-Boogie says:
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    I’m sitting Teheran @ Coors. Weekly league so its too late to switch. Am I a master strategist or a big, fat, dum-dum?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would do the same thing if I had to choose match-ups

  59. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Just pulled of this beauty this morning

    I get; Miggy, Cutch, J.Zimmerman, Betances (this is a holds league)
    I give: Beltre, Gomez, Marte, Ryu

    As i opened the email i heard a voice in my head saying……..DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha, nice!

    • Don Majkowski says:
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      Well you got 2 top 5 players for 0, I would hope the voice would say that.@JeF With 1 F:

  60. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    14 team standard 5×5 Roto — who do you like more? Cespedes or Gordon?

    • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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      @Grey: Alex Gordon (not Dee) – thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cespedes

  61. Joe says:
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    A bit of a vacuum, but if you could trade Choo + Teheran for Cano, would you? (I have Hill at 2B)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  62. Jason says:
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    Arcia, Dicekrson or Khris Davis –

    Who gets dropped here to activate Polanco?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ooof…Dickerson

  63. Tom says:
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    Grey
    I really didn’t believe the Rays Tribal Elder thing, so I Googled it and an ESPN article said “Maddon has tried a variety of things over the years to liven up his team. He has brought a python, penguins and a magician into the clubhouse in the past.” I love Joe Madden.

    Your Price comments got me rethinking the idea of buying Price low. I was going to offer Cole Hamels for Price betting on a bounce back plus the possibility to be traded to the NL, but now I’m wondering if I should hold. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      swapping the two arms doesn’t make sense to me. Hamels is good too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yeah, doode’s bonkers… Agree with Mike

  64. osnam says:
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    So I’ve seen enough of jesse Chavez. Who should I pifk up? Tanner Roark, Taijuan Walker, Stroman, or Andrew Heaney. If ya could please rank. U guys are awesome, thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker

  65. Mike says:
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    Better pickup? Revere or Danny Santana? Specifically could use steals.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Revere!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that was a happy exclamation point, not a shouty one

      sorry, I get a little excited about Ben Revere

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: haha! Gracias

  66. 1nil says:
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    Thanks guys! I’m like the fantasy baseball equivalent of the 98 pound weakling in those Charles Atlas ads who now kicks mucho sand in the bully’s face. Thanks to Hitter Tron I streamed Kyle Seager for his one day of glory last week and Lonnie Chisenhall yesterday. My commish sent me a text last night accusing me of being a witch! I beat last year’s league champ by nearly 200 points last week, and I backed off of 2 possible starters on Sunday to scoop up guys for this week. I’m seriously considering trading away Cano and Carlos Gonzalez to make room for more daily streamers. At the draft last year, I didn’t even know who Nori Aoki was, you could have told me he was the new Prime Minister of Japan.

    • 1nil says:
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      @1nil: uh I meant Carlos Gomez… I was still drunk off 32 points from a mook like Chisenhall

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @1nil: Awesome!

  67. chisoxx22 says:
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    I had a few players come back from injury and dropped marte. My of is cruz, Brantley, choo, bruce and revere. Should I pick him back up? 5×5 roto

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mike: Marte over Revere

  68. Gene Parmesan says:
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    I have no room on the DL for Neil Walker and don’t want to eat a roster spot for the next two-to-four weeks. Droppable for the likes of Danny Santana, Chris Owings, Kolten Wong or Jed Lowrie? It’s a 10-teamer, so pretty deep league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you can’t DL him, sure. I’d reverse the order of the names you listed.

  69. Jeff says:
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    I have Dickerson in multiple leagues and I’m trying to determine how much I can rely on him in terms of trading another OF.

    Dickerson has started 10 of the past 12 games. One game was against Kershaw (the best lefty in baseball) and he got 2 PA in the other. During that time, he started against a very good left in Ryu.

    Not to mention, Cuddyer got hurt playing 3B where he was playing to get Dickerson’s bat into the lineup.

    So what is the major concern?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s not a major concern, just something to consider

  70. malamoney says:
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    How about Gray versus Tanaka. How would you compare them?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tanaka and it’s not really close IMO. Tanaka’s SwStr% is 14% and his xFIP and SIERA are in the mid twos…

      • malamoney says:
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        @Mike: I am trying to trade Gray (and something) for a better pitcher and am trying to figure out who’s a good upgrade target and then how much of an upgrade they are so I know who that extra player is I need to add to the deal.

        I wanted to get Bumgarner, but he was just traded for Ellsbury and Lester so he’s off the market.

        Now I am considering targeting Tanaka, Price, Cueto (injury history concerns me) or maybe Teheran.

      • malamoney says:
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        @malamoney: @Mike: I forgot to add Hamels…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Teheran not a big upgrade, Tanaka and Price good targets, tho

  71. Ben. says:
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    What side?

    Joey Votto/Jesse Chavez vs Stephen Strasburg/LaTroy Hawkins

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      how bad does the team need saves?

      prefer the Votto side

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ben.: Votto…DO IT

  72. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Gyorko sucks for this year, but I’m out of it. Is he a decent target for next year, if all I had to give up was Adam Dunn?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure, it’s not like you paid much for him, and he’s still only 25. It would depend how many guys you get to keep

  73. Do not drink and drive and do not smoke and type..cheers from GREEN Ireland

  74. Oppo Taco says:
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    Cole Hamels or gio ROS? I know you weren’t particularly big on either, would you trade Vmart for either arm? Pitching is weak. Might be able to get price instead.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go for Price, but I like Hamels too

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Mike: thoughts on cliff lee? Worth offering Martinez for him as well? Or does injury have you concerned

        • Oppo Taco says:
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          To give you some insight here’s my lineup, Vmart the bat to move?
          C yadi
          1b goldy
          2b hill
          SS segura
          3b Frazier
          Of cutch Bautista j up
          Util rizzo Vmart
          Bench – Heyward, polanco, ozuna
          Sp MadBum iwakuma wheeler Chavez Alex wood
          Rp Janssen reed Allen
          Dl – cole

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            I wouldn’t mess with Lee. Still not even throwing

  75. Jason says:
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    who do like more Haren or McHugh?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh even with his blister

  76. Jason says:
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    Aaron hill or Howie Kendrick

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hill

  77. Some guy says:
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    What do you see as a dollar value for Polanco as a keeper in a 12 team auction roto league? We submit blind bids and I have $25 to spend. Can keep him at my bid for 3 years, though I have to extend him after two to keep him longer.

    OF of Span, Lyonnais, Martin, Jacoby and Rios.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d be comfortable spending $12-$15 locked in for 3 years

      • Some guy says:
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        @Mike:

        Thank you.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  78. booya says:
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    What % chance would you give Bauer of staying in the majors for the rest of the year? I have him on my minor roster but if I pick him up and he gets sent down I’ll have to waste a bench spot on him til he gets called back up…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’d have to really struggle IMO. I think you’re safe, but it’s hard to predict the decisions MLB teams make

  79. Ben. says:
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    I have a very solid lineup and in first place in my 14-team league. It’s keeper and 5×5. My Starting Pitching could use some help. What hitters do I trade to pick something up? It will hurt having guys like Singleton and Carpenter on the bench with Votto comes back. I know I can get good players for my hitters. Or do I hold?

    C. M Zunino
    1B C Davis
    2b B Phillips
    SS E Andrus
    3b T Frazier
    OF A Jones
    OF N Crus
    OF J Upton
    Util M Carpenter
    Util J Singleton
    Bench G Polanco, G Jones, J Baez
    DL J Votto

    SPs
    D Fister, S Gray, J Chavez, R Pocello, F Liriano, C Tillman, Z Wheeler

    RPs
    K-Rod, D Robertson, Z Britton, T Hunter

    DL M Latos

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d try to move Carpenter

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ben.: I think Singleton would have value to prospect junkies (like myself)…you could possibly get someone like Kennedy or Fister back, or Qualls or Frieri if you are in need of getting saves

  80. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    I was offered David Robertson for Sonny Gray. I’m last in saves. Would you accept?

    Thanks for the humor and insight each morning.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rather have Gray, but if saves help you compete…

  81. atgreat says:
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    Need a 1B, got lots of P, I can get Rizzo for Kluber or Keuchel, is it worth it and which one do you give up? I’m leaning Keuchel…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go for it…Keuchel

  82. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Taveras or C Santana for a UTIL spot in H2H pts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Santana

  83. Jon says:
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    I could use speed and just lost a 2B with Walker out, what do you think about offering Stroman or Gausman for Altuve in a keeper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  84. Heaney, Alex Wood, Liriano, Gausman ROS 5X5 Roto (Streamer doesn’t have all these guys)?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney

      • Mello Yello says:
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        Waiting eagerly for the call

  85. Filkarri says:
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    Drop Porcello or Wheeler for Richards?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Porcello

  86. tony G says:
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    In need of a solid IF, would you trade Matt holiday & James shields for hanley ramirez in a mix league …even if your pitching isn’t all that swell???

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yes

  87. WalleyWorld says:
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    Is VanSlyke worth owning over Grady Sizemore or den Dekker in a 20 team keeper league? I’ve already lost A.J. Pollock and Wil Myers. I’m currently running out an outfield of Arcia, den Dekker, and Sizemore. So it’s pretty rough going. Any suggestions?

    • WalleyWorld says:
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      @WalleyWorld: best options on waivers seem to be Van Slyke, kiermaier, blanks, and coghlan.

  88. Jason says:
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    keuchel or sonny gray

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gray

  89. joe says:
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    soo with my glut at 3B (donaldson, pablo, lonnie), and my need for pitching

    which is more fair and which is better for me

    donaldson for tanaka
    pablo for ryu/iwakuma

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the second

  90. RS says:
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    In a keeper league 6×6 OPS league in need of a 2B. Was offered daniel murphy for my singleton. I have trumbo coming back and would use garret jones in the interim. Take this trade? currently rostering espinosa at 2b.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If it helps you win this year, sure. If not, I’d hold Singleton in a keeper.

      • RS says:
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        We only keep 6 so I think he would have to really go off to be kept right?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, he wouldn’t be a keeper for me with only 6

  91. J-Money says:
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    Good Morning!

    I’ve been holding Aaron Hill in both leagues all season, and it’s been pretty painful in comparison to my expectations, or hopes rather. In one league, Brandon Phillips was just dropped. I know it seems tomato-tomahto but who do you think has better upside?

    Also, in my other league, would you consider dropping Hill for Chris Owings and sliding Wong into 2B duties, while Owings holds down MI?

    Just seems like Hill is healthy but is trending in the wrong direction in basically all categories.

    Per usual, thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold him

  92. Adam says:
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    My Cutch for his Cano/Grienke…10 Team, H2H, Keeper (3 player)
    Could then move Altuve for another SP – maybe Kennedy, Iwakuma, Sheilds level type pitcher.

    C:S.Perez
    1B: J.Abreu
    2B: J.Altuve
    3B: M.Cabrera
    SS: E.Andrus
    OF: M.Trout, A.McCutchen, J.Bruce
    Utl: A.Pujols, G. Polanco
    DL: N.Arenado

    SP: Teheran, Cobb, Bailey, Eovaldi, Keuchel, Stroman, Heaney
    RP: Romo, Robertson, Rodney, Peralta, Chamberlin

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold the bats…your staff looks fine

  93. kyle kendrick says:
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    @mike Ugh I love your advice but I sat Chisenhall for the week for Zimmerman because of you!!! HOW COULD YOU

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, I was thinking about that while watching the game, Kyle. I want that one back.

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Mike: I was pretty much crying as I checked his stateline after seeing the score/getting multiple texts

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’m sorry I made you cry. That’s not my style

  94. Steven says:
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    HitterTron for the Win!. Picked up Kottaras for a C spot start last night and he caught some of what Chisenhall was swinging and went 2/3 1HR 2RBIs!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

  95. Sean says:
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    Should I trade away Justin Upton for Stephen Strasburg and Ian Kennedy?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Sean: Yuppers

  96. Joe says:
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    Looking to shake up my roster some.

    5×5 OBP League,

    Would you drop Dom Brown or Kolten Wong (in Util slot) for any of the following?

    De Aza, B.J. Upton, Moralys, Cain, Duda?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Joe: Morales for Dom

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Id drop brow and get me some CAIN SUGAR!!! as always depends what you need………..DO IT

  97. Jon says:
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    Polanco or Arcia ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jon: Arcia…because you want me to say Polanco

      • Jon says:
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        @Mello Yello: I don’t want you to say either, just looking for an honest response

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mello Yello: Haha just messing with ya bud…but for real, Arcia

  98. Oz says:
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    When do you think Alex Wood returns to the starting rotation? He would start on at least 20 teams in the MLB if he wasnt in Atlanta.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Oz: Someone’s gotta go down…I would think he’s the logical replacement to anyone on the rotation right?…I’m with you though, I was stoked about Wood preseason…damn you Fredi

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s tough to predict what teams are going to do. When Floyd blows up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: They need an injury to happen

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: I just read this about A. Wood “Mark Bowman of MLB.com hears that the Braves will send Alex Wood to the minors so that he can be stretched out as a starter.
        Wood was moved to the bullpen early last month, but the Braves are eying his return to the rotation. He’s expected to be back by a doubleheader on June 28 at the very least, but he could return soon sooner if the Braves make a trade.”
        So pick him up before it’s too late…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  99. Parker says:
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    Gausman, Elias, or Duffy over porcello?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gausman if he sticks around

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Parker: Basically all of them…Porcello is so blah

  100. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 3 please -

    (14) Choo @Home facing Koehler
    (18) Springer @ARI facing Arroyo (That is if Springer plays)
    (22) Rios @Home facing Koehler
    (139) Moss @LAA facing Santiago (Lefty)
    (185) Chisenhall @KC facing Vargas (Lefty)
    (274) Rizzo @PIT facing Liriano (Lefty)
    (???) Polanco @Home facing T. Wood (Lefty)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer, Choo, Polanco

  101. Chris says:
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    Gallardo or Stroman?

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: Mixed league 5×5 roto.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Chris: Gallardo if you like T-Bills, Stroman if you want to take a little risk…me personally, I like Stroman…everyone always mentions he pitches in the AL East after saying anything nice about the guy, but there’s really only two teams that are hitting in that division…and he’s on ne of them

  102. Kyle says:
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    I GET: Darvis & Fister
    I GIVE: McCutchen & Springer

    My SP Ratios are hurting. My offense is loaded with power. Speed and Avg would take a slight hit. Thoughts?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Kyle: I think you’ve done a fairly decent analysis yourself…can you get anyone better than Fister? I would think Darvish/Cutch is almost a wash, so in essence, you would be trading Springer for Fister, which is a little lob-sided going the other way

      • Kyle says:
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        @Mello Yello: What if it’s A.Sanchez for Springer?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Kyle: Not Good…Dont DO IT

      • Kyle says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: What if it’s A.Sanchez for Springer?

  103. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Who’s the pickup

    Vidal Nuno or Hector Santiago?

    12 TM AL Only?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man: Nuno, but try to avoid playing him at home (1.86 ERA away, 7.36 at home)

      • the talented mr. dope man says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        There are no bench spots in this league, everyone plays. Does that change your answer?

        The ROS player rater for AL only 12 tm 2 catcher has Santiago FAR ahead of Nuno… That’s what’s driving me crazy

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: haha

  104. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Hurting at 2b and got another offer: would you trade Bautista to acquire Kinsler and Bruce? My current 2b is Beckham (yuck).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mike: Or, would you prefer to trade Pujols for Kinsler/Morse (using Morse at 1b).

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Zook’s Pest Control: Yuck is right…I would do it if Beckham is your only alternative and there’s nothing you can get on the wire (Wong/Santana)

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mello Yello: which you like better:

        Bautista for Kinsler/Bruce or
        Pujols for Kinsler/Morse

  105. Frank D. says:
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    Rank ROS – Springer, Singleton, Tavares and Polanco.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer, Polanco, Taveras, Singelton

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Frank D.: Springer wins that Secretariat at Belmont style (had to get a horse racing reference in there as that sport once again regresses back into the darkness)

  106. Ryan says:
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    I was thinking of trading for polanco. Inwould get polanco for doolittle pederson and roark in my dynasty league. Is this too much or perfect opportunity to get polanco before he goes off? Btw doolittle and belisqrio area only closers. So I’m not at all strong in that category.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t value saves much in dynasty since it’s so fluid. I’d go for it

      • Ryan says:
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        @Mike: can my team still compete after this trade?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          hard to say. If you are in win now mode and in it this year, you might really need those saves

  107. Mike says:
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    Danny Santana or K Wong in my MI spot?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

  108. 1nil says:
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    Who to sit today or tomorrow: Liriano (stream a nator loves him for some reason), Estrada, Samardzija or Lester?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Probably the Cubs matchup, but I still like him least of that group

  109. Jason says:
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    better Keeper?

    Abreu or Freeman?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Abreu

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jason: I think there are two acceptable answers to this question, but I’ll go Abreu as they’re both neck and neck now, with the possibility of Abreu getting better (which is terrifying)

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: Can’t you keep both? Or are you working on a trade?

  110. Robert Wolf says:
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    Thoughts on Beltran? Is it time to cut him loose? Fowler is looking more and more like the better option.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Daniel Ramsden says:
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      @Robert Wolf: Yea Fowler

  111. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    How do you feel about Longo and Choo turning around the second half of the season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m more confident in Longo

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Mike: I’m currently getting battered with offers for Miguel Cabrera and I just can’t make up my mine to do it.. he goes out there and hits so pure.

        The best offer I have right now

        I GET:
        Longo
        Choo
        Andrus
        Lester

        I GIVE:
        Latos
        Migs
        ..

        I’m trying to counter with..

        I GET:
        Longo
        Choo
        Darvish

        I GIVE:
        Migs
        Latos
        Porcello

        Its a 12tm OPS points league and I’m trying to climb my way back. I’ve got Segura at SS now and could use the pitching I feel like.. Just scared of slow starts from both guys when I’m trying to get back up the ladder. Your thoughts?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d hold Miggy

          • Jayrod Ceol says:
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            @Mike: Mmkay, thank you sir

  112. Jobu_Needs_A_Refill says:
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    I have a roster spot available, and Ian Kennedy and Nathan Eovaldi are sitting on the waiver wire to help my weak pitching staff. Opinion on the better pickup ROS?

  113. ERad says:
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    I feel like Rotoworld reads Grey’s blurbs and does their best to include humor in their writeups, and then fails miserably:

    per E5 “Encarnacion entered the night in a massive drought that had seen him go five entire games without homering.”

    A real knee-slapper

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ERad: Wacha wacha wacha!…oh wait, they’ve used that too

  114. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Whats wrong with this team? 10 team h2h points league
    Mesoraco
    Abreu
    Dozier
    Segura
    Carpenter
    Arcia
    Khris Davis
    Ellsbury
    Ortiz
    Cargo
    Polanco
    Pitchers:
    Madbum
    Cueto
    Iwakuma
    Ryu
    Fister
    Minor
    Cobb
    Alvarez
    Doolittle
    Janssen
    Im 3-6…..Dozier,Arcia and Khris Davis are all new to my team as well as Abreus return from the DL…do you think this will help,im on a 5 week losing streak.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stay the course. It’s a good team and those are good pickups.

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: thanks for the feedback

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  115. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Yesterday, I asked Lonnie or Kendrys Morales ROS. Mike answered Morales. Sticking with that answer or has that changed at all?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’ll stick to my guns ROS. I like Lonnie, but I think you’ll get more power from Morales rest of the way.

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Mike: I have Morales on my bench. What do you think of Chisenhall, Porcello and AJ Burnett for Hamels, J Zimmerman and Yadier Molina (to replace Zunino)?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like it. Big upgrade in those arms IMO

          • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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            @Mike: Thanks, Mike!

  116. Duke says:
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    I grabbed Taveras and have been stashing Polanco in a 10 team h2h so now I have too many bench hitters every day… I’ve got 3 undroppable OFs, Alex Gordon, Yelich, Taveras, and Polanco.

    Lose Yelich? Is there a chance Taveras goes back down? I’ve tried to trade Gordon or Yelich but everyone ends up wanting too much… also, I can keep any two of those three youngsters in next year’s 20th round. What do you think Schmitty?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Yelich. There’s a chance OT solves the problem for you when Adams comes back.

  117. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    What’s a better option for me:

    Bautista for Kinsler/Bruce or
    Pujols for Kinsler/Morse

    Thanks for the help guys!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the first one

      • Zook's Pest Control says:
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        @Mello Yello: its always nice getting 2 different answers.

  118. J-FOH says:
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    better ROS Aybar or Kendrick, I’m leaning Kendrick

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Let’s lean together

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: I got my lighter out

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @J-FOH: Do the roc-away

  119. knighttown says:
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    Man my league is killing me. Can’t move anyone. Now I have Napoli back and Zimm back and Posey at 1B. Already have Rizzo there and Chisenhall is raking. Tried moving Posey but no luck. What kind of arm would I target for Rizzo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Top 20.

      Side note: When I have these fantasy roster problems I gain a new respect for MLB front offices and managers.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mike: I still want their jobs SO bad

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @knighttown: Starters: Verlander, Kuechel, Kluber…Closers: Cishek, Soriano, Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown: Agree with Mike… Aim higher than Mello said…

      • Knighttown says:
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        @Grey: guy offered me Lester for Posey. He also owns Wacha and King Felix. I have it Felix>Wacha>Lester. Where’s the sweet spot for a deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lester and Wacha are a coin flip

          • Knighttown says:
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            @Grey: and are either enough for Buster in an 11 team daily 5×5?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They are

  120. MisterMister says:
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    Quick question: bench Verlander at CWS? In 6th place, already ahead at 82 starts on the year, and slowly rehabbing my ERA (7th at 3.713) and WHIP (8th at 1.263). Already starting Kluber and Beckett today. My other SPs are Felix and Gio.

    Feeling particularly gun-shy, with 5+ ER in 4 of Justin’s last 5 starts. The White Sox rank high in Ks but are about 8th in OBP and OPS v. RHP. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  121. Serious Short Eyes says:
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    D. Santana or Villar at SS? Many thanks for your thoughts.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Villar ROS

  122. WalleyWorld says:
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    I have Arcia, kiermaier, and Sizemore in my outfield. Rough I know, but it is in a 20 team keeper league. I’ve lost Pollok and Myers and need help! There isn’t much on waivers though. Should I consider Van Slyke, coghlan, blanks or den Dekker? Pretty slim pickins…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m riding Keirmaier in a 20-teamer. I feel you on the waiver options. I’d go with what you have.

  123. Eddie says:
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    Got offered Cliff Lee for my Polanco? I obviously accept, right? I mean I just wanna make sure there is no serious setback to cliffs injury…

    TELLLL MEEEEEE

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      do it

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Hey thats my line….DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I was assuming sarcasm. (I wouldn’t do it)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Eddie: I accept, but it’s not nearly that obvious…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: I’d take Lee in a redraft

    • Jason says:
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      @Eddie: No chance in a keeper, in a redraft it would depend on needs.

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    Was offered this deal. I’m sure it is a NO, but I’d like to see if I’m missing something.

    Get: Rizzo, Kemp, Zobrist, C.Santana
    Give: VMart, Kinsler, Springer

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

    It’s also a 5 player keeper league, and Springer is most likely along for the ride. Pretty sure, aside from Rizzo, I’m getting the short end of the stick there on all fronts.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yeah, prefer Kinsler side in a keeper

  125. Mello Yello says:
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    Well outside of yesterday, Van Slyke hasn’t done a whole lot, and LA’s OF is a crowded house (don’t dream it’s over)… I would consider Coghlan and Blanks because each are getting PT right now, which of course is subject to change because they’re both nt all that great

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: Sorry that was for Walley World (as I slow-mo run down my hallway to Chariots of Fire)

  126. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Stream Hammel today against the Pirates?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Yeah bud, gotta play him while he’s still going good

  127. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Stream Hammel today against the Pirates? SON says 8.1

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Every time I talk my mom into taking me to Blockbuster on a Friday night I only have one movie in mind to rent: Lonnie Scared Stupid. Pisses me off that some other schmohawk has already checked it out every single time!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure…ha!

  128. John says:
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    The acclaimed #1 Bundy working his way to rehab starts. Im assuming 3-5 rehab starts but this someone I should be tracking close and looking to roster when he is officially brought up? Trying to plan ahead a bit. Ill obviously follow his starts in rehab and make decision from there but would it be crazy to want to roster him over gausman?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      for this year, Gausman

  129. Curt says:
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    Which one was Irene on the Real World-Seattle??….the one who got slapped or the one with Lyme disease(or are they the same person, memory not what it used to be)??

  130. kyle kendrick says:
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    Shelby Miller for Kluber in keeper league.. who wings?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      could go either way…this year Kluber

  131. AJ says:
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    Drop Wilin Rosario for Lonnie ? Also drop Jenrys for Frieri, Britton or Cody Allen? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends a little who you replace Rosario with…Allen

      • AJ says:
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        @Mike: I also have McCann

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’ d rather have Rosario than McCann. Do you need two catchers? If not, grab Lonnie while he is Babe Ruth.

  132. Party Boy John says:
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    thoughts on keeping both carlos santana and mesoraco on a roster? i have both and now both are healthy any ideas?

  133. John says:
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    Rank top 3 Ajax hosmer dickerson yelich sandoval leaning bit speed but best overall goal

    10 tm h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Hosmer, Sandoval, Yelich

  134. Henry says:
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    Matt Holliday just hit the waivers in my 12 team non keeper. Worth a #1 waiver claim?

    If I did that, I would then trade Werth for sonny gray to the guy who just lost cuddyer and needs an OF. Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry: Sounds good

  135. Rondelio says:
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    Add Dickerson for Oswaldo Arcia or Marcell Ozuna? With Cargo DL it makes me want Dick.

    Also I wish VMart would give Beltran some of that Cyngenics he’s been taking.

    Should I add Josh Beckett for Ventura, Eovaldi, Bauer, Betances, Wade Davis, Mejia ?

  136. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I am finally tired of having Porcello kick me in my mushrooms.

    Would you drop him for one of Peralta, Smyly or Morton as say my 5th SP?

    Many thanks for the advice and keep up the great work.

  137. Regan says:
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    Offered Mesoraco and Rendon for Lucroy and Hill. Which side you like? Hill has kinda been Meh all year. Keep waiting for him to heat up.

    • Regan says:
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      @Regan: Nevermind. Just swapped Hill for Santana. Problem solved.

  138. Rondelio says:
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    Grey not answering questions anymore?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey:

        Mind=Blown

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was kidding

      • JustanUncle says:
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        @Grey: HA

  139. Anthony says:
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    12 team really deep league, there’s basically no waiver wire it’s so bare.

    My Choo and Calhoun for Archer, Rollins, and Span? Could use another SS I just have Starlin but is this low for Choo Choo? Thanks man!!!

  140. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey

    Thinking to keep two 1Bs of them on hand this year (keeper league)?Votto , Abreu , Rizzo
    Pick two to hold for ROS, Thanks.

  141. Adam says:
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    Sorry if I missed this and its already been addressed – but is Mike now handling the comments on Grey’s posts? Orrrrr….is Mike=Einhorn and Grey=Finkle? I’m in Psychoville and Finkle’s the Mayor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: He’s just helping

  142. Mike T says:
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    I have been playing season long fantasy baseball for three years now and I played my first daily game last night through Draft Kings. Which site do you recommend for a novice looking to play smaller $ games until I get the hang of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike T: You should go to Draft Kings post and ask there

      • MR.T says:
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        @Grey:

        can i help too?

  143. Dan says:
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    12 team head to head points.

    His Darvish and La Stella for my Pedroia and Hammel. I also have Wong for an option at 2b.

    My starting pitching is descent but likely over performing.

    Samardzija
    Gray
    E. Santana
    Beckett
    Kazmir
    Hammel
    S. Miller
    Stroman

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Take Darvish

  144. Jay says:
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    My current rotation is Strasburg Teheran Lester Cain haren eovaldi keuchel and McHugh

    If I moved keuchel and McHugh for freeman, would my pitching be ok if I picked up say niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I’d take Freeman there

  145. Wilson says:
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    Only one spot for TB closer next in line.. hold Peralta or McGee? thanks.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: If I need to drop one, who comes first?

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Thanks,

  146. PhillyYorker says:
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    Strasburg, Billy Hamilton, Dickerson, Werth, Cuddyer and Mesaraco in an OBP/SLG league. Where one of those is my final keeper, is Strasburg so far ahead of those others that I don’t dare trade him for multiple parts in an attempt to win this year? I’m don’t like prioritizing pitching, but those Ks are hard to resist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PhillyYorker: I’d try to win this year at all costs, figure out next year, next year

      • PhillyYorker says:
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        In that case, Strasburg for Holland and Wade Davis. (It’s also a holds league). Wanted to add my Werth for his Dee Gordon but that was before D’s hip dysplasia.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a terrible trade

  147. Jonfin says:
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    11 team roto 7×8 (plus H, XBH, OBP, K/9, Q/S, Holds) redraft league

    Looking to move one of Morneau or Hosmer + Mejia for Cobb. Fair trade?

    Thanks!

  148. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Give up Segura and Alex Rios for King Felix

    Some misguided soul dropped Desmond (he’s mine now) and have Springer rotting on the bench.

  149. Mike says:
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    I was offered Choo for my Polanco in my 12 team Keeper lg(keep 5). I’m pretty set at OF but I could use an upgrade at 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Should I target Rendon or Morse from his squad for Polanco? My team looks like this and is in 1st place atm. 5×5 stats plus OPS,FPCT, TB, K’s

    C- Gattis
    1b – Singleton
    2b – Hill
    3b – Seager
    SS – Tulo (k)
    OF – Trout (k), Gomez(k), Pagan
    UTI – K. Davis

    Bench -Dickerson, Polanco, Hosmer, Votto(DL)

    Kershaw is also a keeper, and Votto was coming into this season as well. But I don’t know if I will keep Votto after this season, which will leave me one keeper spot open. So how much do you like Polanco, should he be my 5th keeper, or upgrade 1st/2nd/3rd with Morse or Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Forget Choo and Morse there….Polanco’s better than Rendon, not worth that upgrade from Hill…

  150. Mike T says:
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    LOADED QUESTION…10 team keeper league. We keep 6 bats and 6 pitchers… I was offered Chris Davis+Andrus+Alex Gordon or Werth+Iwakuma or Cain or Weaver for my Springer+Polanco+Hanley+Lee…. Do I stay put or make the deal? My worry is giving up on potential keepers in springer and polanco should car-go continue to make these DL trips.

    C- Santana or Gomes
    CIF- Abreu
    MIF- Cano
    OF- Car-Go
    OF- Puig
    Uti- Hanley
    SP- Darvish
    SP- Hamels
    SP- Minor
    SP- Kluber
    RP- Holland
    RP- Rosenthal

    • Mike T says:
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      @Mike T:

      Bad question?

  151. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Please rank these SP standard 5×5 Roto;

    Minor
    Bailey
    Ryu
    Fister
    Kluber
    Eovaldi
    Tyson Ross

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Kluber, Minor

  152. Joe says:
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    For anyone reading this far down, the Pirates have been pretty vocal that they view Harrison as a super utility option. He has been starting in right recently because Tabata/Snider are awful baseball players and Polanco’s super two status. They really like Harrison as a spark plug off the bench and as a rest day starter, but seriously doubt his ability to keep producing long term in a starting gig. I would not worry about Marte giving way to Harrison. I may worry because Marte is trying to out duel Pedro for worst K:BB ratio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully…

  153. Thomas says:
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    I have Morales, he’s just my bench bat since I have Pujols/Hosmer and Rizzo.

    Is it safe to drop Morales for Andrew Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Thomas says:
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        @Grey:
        Andrew should be up when this baby comes out of Eovaldi? I am hoping this week or early next!

  154. J-Bird says:
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    ROS: Polanco or Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  155. Fungazi says:
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    Of course all the super prospects come up and the one I draft Baez is nowhere to be seen. Next year I’m taking them ALL>

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  156. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey! 13 teams. I need K’s and W’s, I’m winning most hitting cats.

    Trade my Cano (will drop Dee Gordon into my 2B spot) for his Bumgarner or Teheran.

    What you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  157. Los Locos says:
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    like to get frazier from this team owner, who is on his bench. who could I give up to get frazier, he looks like he needs pitching. First is Frazier guy I should be going after, I need help with RBI and HR.

    My Team
    McCann, Brian(C) NYY
    Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

    Active Pitchers
    Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Doolittle, Sean(RP) OAK

    Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Gausman, Kevin(RP,SP) BAL

    Other Team w/Frazier
    Posey, Buster(1B,C) SF
    Pujols, Albert(1B) LAA
    Utley, Chase(2B) PHI
    Santana, Carlos(1B,3B,C) CLE
    Rollins, Jimmy(SS) PHI
    Cespedes, Yoenis(OF) OAK
    Cruz, Nelson(OF) BAL
    Puig, Yasiel(OF) LAD
    Abreu, Jose(1B) CHW

    Frazier, Todd(1B,3B) CIN
    Ramirez, Aramis(3B) MIL
    Ackley, Dustin(2B,OF) SEA
    Ozuna, Marcell(OF) MIA
    Cabrera, Everth(SS) SD
    Hamilton, Billy(OF) CIN

    Active Pitchers
    Keuchel, Dallas(SP) HOU
    Lester, Jon(SP) BOS
    Richards, Garrett(RP,SP) LAA
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Scherzer, Max(SP) DET
    Papelbon, Jonathan(RP) PHI
    Rodney, Fernando(RP) SEA

    Burnett, A.J.(SP) PHI
    Gallardo, Yovani(SP) MIL
    Harang, Aaron(SP) ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister?

  158. Todd says:
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    Who do you ros wheeler or stroman. I’m thinking of dropping wheeler for stroman bc I believe he has 2 starts next week. 10 team h2h keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  159. the pillar & the stones says:
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    A. Wood being stretched out as we speak… must own now in 12 team H2H pts leagues?

  160. J-Money says:
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    Grey,

    I know you’re not huge on Price, but I was just offered two trades.

    Give Chisenhall/Taveras or give Keuchel/Taveras for Price.

    Hold or does one sound better than the other? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give Chisen/Taveras

  161. Andrew says:
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    SON is high on all of these guys today. You agree that all of them are streamable and ranking below is accurate?

    Estrada ($16) at Mets
    Odorizzi ($10) Home vs Cards
    Nuno ($7) at Royals
    Vargas ($5) Home vs Yanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $7 is not high on a guy…. The first two are fine…

  162. Andrew says:
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    Are either guys in Angels matchup streamable?

    Pomeranz (-$4 SON)
    Santiago ($3.5 SON)

    Playing in LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  163. Andrew says:
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    Are either guys in Angels matchup streamable?

    Pomeranz (-$4 SON)
    Santiago ($3.5 SON)

    Playing in LAA

  164. Don Majkowski says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Dont have a specific need of a position or stat, just looking for the best overall production ROS… Wong or Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  165. john says:
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    Interesting Alex wood going down to stretch out someone mentioned a trade could bring him in rotation but I don’t see that happening. Still need injury?

    Like him over eovaldi lackey twalker? If/When he’s back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over those guys

  166. BDubs says:
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    I’m waiting on someone to respond to a trade that they originally offered, then rejected my counter-offer, at which point now I’ve re-offered his original offer (I’m dizzy). The offer is Utley for Gardner, straight up (I’d be getting Utley). I’m desperate for MI help and have good OF bench depth (Arcia, Taveras, Pollock, Trumbo).

    My question is, Alcides Escobar is sitting there on the waiver wire, and I have the 3rd priority…Is he worth using my waiver priority on? If I got him, obviously I’d have much less of a need for Utley.

    Should I hold out for the trade, or just go for Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget the trade, just grab Alcides

  167. kyle kendrick says:
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    @grey @mike who do you guys like best as an NA stash? Seager/Correa/Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Grey: Hows the power project there?

        • Jason says:
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          @kyle kendrick: It doesn’t project too high, but I think Grey’s talking about an N/A stash for this year as Lindor stands the best chance of seeing MLB action. If you’re talking long term I’d go Correa/Seager/Lindor

  168. Stan the fat-man says:
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    What round do you see Michael Brantley being drafted next year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 75 overall

      • Stan the fat-man says:
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        @Grey: 75 overall….smart answer. Thanks!

        You have no idea how many teams are in my league, therefore, how could you know which round he would be drafted in?

        -Stan the fat (and stupid) man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  169. malamoney says:
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    Longoria for Tanaka in a H2H points league that favors pitching. To put things in perspective Longoria currently has 131 points and Tanaka has 341.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: If I can pull off this deal, would you replace Longoria with Bogaerts or with Prado and slide Hill into 2B?

        And if he won’t take Longoria, is it too much to throw in Singleton with Longo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bogaerts…not too much

          • malamoney says:
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            @Grey: Lawrie is available in our league. You like him better than Bogaerts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  170. XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Paging Mr. Albright! I’ve never slapped a fresh comment on here this late, but I’ll hope for the best.

    Dude in my league has Polanco and will, as a result, sit A-Gon. I inquired about trade potential and offered up Segura, Alexei, or Marte. Marte is out, but would you do that trade for one of the other two? He needs steals, I need everything, but power will help. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Late? Day’s just starting…. I’d trade either for him

      • XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Grey: East coast bias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Must be!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: 2 PM eastern is late?

  171. Teddy Heater says:
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    Pujols & Polanco for Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  172. Mangino says:
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    I need a spark at SS, I’ve got Escobar there now. Will D. Santana get enough playing time to justify switching him out with Alcides? As always, thanks for the literature

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  173. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Happ home vs Twins in 12 team roto? $7 SON

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. Dkohn says:
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    We starting Minor today in Colorado?

    Stream-o-nator says a hard no with 1.3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in mixed leagues

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: thanks Gr~ey!

  175. Durkin says:
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    wacha & abreu for price & braun?

    Keeper, H2H, 5×5, 10 team

    Abreu is only keeper consideration at $6 for this year, $9 and $12 next 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side

  176. Scott says:
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    10 team mixed roto 5×5. I have a 2 in runs, 10 in hr, and 9 in RBI. Lineup is:

    Mesoraco
    Abreu
    Hill
    Rollins
    Gomez
    Rios
    Trout
    UTIL=springer

    Votto is on my dl. Would you trade votto for Matt carpenter (to play at second over hill)?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: I forgot Ryan Zimmerman is my 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: ok what about votto for kipnis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good

  177. osnam says:
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    I just read the post about Alex Wood. Who should I scoop off wavers, Alex Wood or Taijuan Walker? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  178. Andrew says:
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    Dice-K streamable at home vs Brewers or stay far away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay away

  179. B.o.B says:
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    A friend asked me about an offer he just received…trade away Kazmir/VMart for King Felix? He’d be nuts to not accept right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix side

  180. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    What are your thoughts on having multiple players from the same team in your starting lineup…for instance Gomez,K.Davis and Segura…..as long as they are all producing right? Or can one or two possibly effect the others by going in a slump thus putting the others in a slump?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t worry about it

  181. Long Bawls says:
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    Which side do you like: K. Davis and K-Rod vs. D. Price and Arcia? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Phew! If only all my choices were so easy to validate.

  182. Andrew says:
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    Can you rank:

    Pomeranz at LAA (-$4)
    Kluber at Royals ($3.5)
    Happ home vs Twins ($7.5)
    Dice-K home vs Brewers ($7.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Happ, Pom

  183. Wilsonian says:
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    So I’ve been trying to work out a deal to get an additional OF bat, but haven’t been successful in the least bit. With my roster, would you just stand pat or continue trying to work out a deal?

    The guys I’m targeting are Bruce, K.Davis, Pence, Heyward.

    My team:

    C – Rosario
    1B – Davis
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Hanley
    IF – VMart
    OF – Jones
    OF – Brantley
    OF – Springer
    OF – Ozuna
    UTIL – Kinsler
    UTIL – Singleton
    BN – Pedro
    BN – Myers (DL)
    DL – Trumbo
    DL – Arenado

    SP – Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Minor, Kennedy, Pomeranz, Ventura, Archer, Cole (DL)
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Allen, Doolittle

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

    It’s also a 5 player keeper (keep 1 forever, keep 4 for two years total).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this your deep league or very shallow one?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it’s the shallow 8 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce for Minor/Ozuna?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I’d do that, but this guy (who is in dead last, mind you) has been difficult to trade with. I’ll toss that to him, though. If this falls through, do you think I should just stand pat until I can hopefully get a free Trumbo back into my lineup in a couple weeks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: offer made. I’ll stand pat if that gets turned down.

            Also, I dumped Marte and am assuming someone will make a waiver claim on him. If he clears tomorrow morning, would you drop anyone from my lineup for him? I doubt I could get him, but I’d like to check anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop for him

  184. Tom says:
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    I’m very surprised that you would take Lackey, Eovaldi and Walker over A. Wood AFTER he comes up at the end of June. As a starter he was out performing all of them with a 3.00/1.17 and a K/inning on a better team in the generally weak NL East. Is your ONLY reason that you think he will not be up for good starting 6/28?

    Let’s say it’s 6/28, ATL has traded Harang. Chose 2 of Kennedy, Gio and A. Wood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, Wood

  185. osnam says:
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    One more question. I was thinking about offering my Cueto, Ventura and Polanco for his H. Bailey, Klubler, and Pence. I was wondering what you think. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  186. John says:
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    Sp opportunities are brewing Im looking to trade another SP. I keep doing this and my offense looking superb lol. 10 tm h2h
    Ive got solid closers also Kenley doolittle robertson jansenn

    Who are my worst SP?, my opinion ranking below?
    Cueto Minor GCOLE Kazmir Lackey Eovaldi Ventura Keuchel Walker

    Which arm should i try and trade away or hold cause adding a alex meyer gausman or alex wood will not help me much down the road?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your ranking looks fine

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Worth moving any these stable arms in hopes for a alex wood. See any arms you would want to sell high on or think I could get good return in general?

  187. hankp says:
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    Haren or Liriano ROS 5×5 in a deep league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

  188. pakestwo says:
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    Eovaldi or Cashner ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  189. tank1 says:
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    Drop Balfour to pick up Peralta or Axford? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  190. Jay says:
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    Would you start polanco over Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  191. henncoop says:
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    Start or sit the following slew of SPs:
    Liriano vs CHC
    Kluber @ KC
    Beckett @ Cinc
    Leake vs LAD
    Pomeranz @LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  192. Jay says:
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    Better prospect to pick up:
    Sano, correa, soler, or lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  193. pakestwo says:
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    Which side?

    Perkins and A Gordon

    for

    Uehara and Cashner

    I would be getting koji/cash…my remaining OF in a 3 OF league would be choo, Brantley, beltran, Arcia, Melky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

  194. Jack says:
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    Need steals in H2H w/o killing OBP and a run or 2 would be nice. Notice R. Davis seems to be sitting more and they moved Revere to the end of the lineup for a couple of games before bring him back up top on Sunday. Who do you like ROS? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, it’s close

  195. Psychedelic Floyd says:
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    Brantley has been straight money for me this year. Have him in a dynasty league and just wondering if you think this is a break out season or something I should capitalize on before next year or it’s too late?

    And man I traded Brandon Moss in that same dynasty league (20 team 40 man rosters) its killing me, but I’m contending and I had a need so it had to be done… but damn.. just damn! Sucks when you believe in a player and it turns out like you thought but you don’t own him! Bahh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Breakout season

  196. Five-On-One says:
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    Wong or LaStella?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  197. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Danks at home vs Tigers today? SON doesn’t like him but he’s been great last few starts.
    Thanks again for answering all of my questions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stay away… No problem

  198. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Is segura going to turn it around? I was expecting his power numbers to go down but not his obp. It’s sub 300! Anyway do I hold or do I pick up aybar, ass dribble or Santana. I could also drop ozuna for a shortstop since all he does is ride my pine (no homo).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I could see sticking Aybar in there for time being

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        So drop ozuna for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he’s on your bench, sure

  199. Pistol Pete says:
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    My preseason pitching staff was awesome – Sale, Cobb, Cingrani, Miller, Porcello, Salazar, Wood and Pineda. I’m not going to be in the playoffs this year. I think I pissed off the Fantasy Baseball Overlords or accidentally stole that Hawaiian Tiki Idol. When does Fantasy Football start again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rankings started today: football.razzball.com

  200. Sherm says:
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    10-team 5×5 redraft, give him Teheran, get back Kimbrel? I need saves, he needs starters.

    My other starters: Shields, Fister, Chavez, Cashner, Eovaldi, Kluber.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… Get a cheaper closer

  201. jaw says:
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    trade votto for darvish? 12 team 5×5 h2h with CI. have hosmer and singleton.

    • Cram It says:
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      @jaw: I would, good luck with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. King Andrus says:
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    Hey Grey, quick question..

    Cuddyer Segura Gray or Reyes Rosario Keuchel for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  203. Snacks13 says:
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    lol’d on… “but Lincecum is slight like a lady”

    Which side?
    Kipnis/Josh Hamilton
    or
    Cano/Alex Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  204. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    so are we actively shopping Marte then? In a keeper should I be trying to package him for the likes of ellsbury or CarGo (maybe marte & singleton.. too much?)

    and would anyone give Singleton for cobb right now in a keeper? singleton v napoli ROS? mad questions!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli over Singleton… Depends what you can get for Marte… I’d take Ells but wouldn’t anyone?

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: yeah I spose… big sox fan & I’ve waited for jacoby time and time again through injuries.. it is a keep-forever so I thought maybe marte and singleton could be too much, b/c of his jacoby’s age. P.S. I hate him now which is kind of going against the logic here haha

  205. Long Dong Silver says:
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    Yo Grey’s Anatomy;

    Wondering if you could provide a comparison line between Polanco and Taveras, both end of year projections and ceilings? Who will have higher BA?

    Grazie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over both

      • Long Dong Silver says:
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        @Grey:

        2014:
        32/8/36/.250/15 – Polanco.
        42/10/32/.288/8 – Taveras.

        Taveras or Polanco dynasty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco

  206. Oppo Taco says:
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    Heyward over polanco in a keeper?
    Heyward or homer bailey ROS in a keeper?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco… Heyward…

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Grey: would you take j zim or Teheran over heyward? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  207. Andrew says:
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    Vargas has 1.77 ERA in his last 3 starts. I know you’re not a fan, you think he is just pitching way over his head? Tempted to ride him while he’s hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trust him

  208. Jason says:
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    haren or niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

  209. Jason says:
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    starting Burnett tonight vs SD? at Philly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  210. Playgrounder says:
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    Have Polanco and Walker but who to drop?

    Only possible drops on O ate:

    Bruce
    Marte
    Polanco

    Which pitcher goes?

    Eovaldi
    Cobb
    Kennedy
    Wade Davis
    Nathan
    Ryu
    Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker and you have no hitters to drop…Marte…

  211. booya says:
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    Lind or Ozuna at UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  212. Lubey says:
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    Wong or Bonifacio ROS? Thanks brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  213. Beastman says:
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    Need a replacement for Neil Walker, no other 2B on my roster in a deep, 16-team OBP/QS league with limited FAAB and SP depth treated like gold (or platinum, if your prefer).

    Trade Nolasco or Lincecum for Howie Kendrick, or roll the dice with free agent fodder like LeMahieu, Gennet, Espinosa, or Odor until Walker gets back? Would have to drop Thornburg (who might be gone for the year anyway) or Cron to pick up one of those 4 2Bs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco for Kendrick if you can…otherwise, DJ

  214. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Buysellatops doesn’t foresee much regression for Justin Upton, even though he still strikes out more than a fat kid at coed summer camp. Do you think JUp is a sell-high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… He is a sell high if you can get a good deal

  215. John says:
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    Harper aqnd ventura too much for C Davis?

    or better just hold harper pick up hosmer and keep ventura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much…

  216. James V says:
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    How do we feel about Morneau? Looks like he came back down to Earth hard this past month. I realize it’s a slump but is ROS Morneau closer to the one that started the season or the one currently slumping? Droppable in a 10-teamer?

    Other notable waiver options include: Arcia, Willingham, Dickerson, Crisp, AJax, Lind. Looking to fill my UTIL spot with someone with decent pop that won’t kill my avg.

    Thanks Grey, great read as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have my favorite avatar… I’d hold Morneau through his Coors home stand then reevaluate…

      • James V says:
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        @Grey: Thanks :) This pooch is really poised for stardom

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is it yours? It’s damn cute

  217. Dr. Leo Marvin says:
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    Bailed on Jerko in favor of Walker and now Walker is on the DL…

    Better 2B replacement: Wong or Danny Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  218. DiRo says:
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    In a standard ESPN league with keepers; I can’t keep Pujols for next year and I need pitching help would you trade him straight up for Lohse or Shields?

    Also

    Would you trade Puig for Sonny Gray and Fernandez? I do have Trout and McCutch as my other OFers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do either

  219. alex says:
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    Who gets benched tonight?
    (102) Hosmer vs. Cle (kluber)
    (122) A. Gordon vs. Cle (kluber)
    (n/r) Votto vs. LAD (Beckett)
    (n/r) Polanco vs. ChC (T. Wood)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

      • alex says:
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        @Grey: ahh I’m an idiot… between Votto and Polanco and Gordon, who sits? Thanks in advance Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gordon

  220. Jason says:
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    A guy in my 10-team points only league dropped Shelby Miller. I was last of the waiver priority and I still got him. I think I got away with highway robbery. Am I wrong and Shelby Miller isn’t all that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve only written that I wouldn’t own him since February

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Yeah but he has to be worth a flier if my other pitchers are: Greinke, Bumgarder, Sonny Gray, Cole Hamels, Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez, Corey Kluber and Taijuan Walker.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Jason: no, those you listed are better.

  221. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Sup Grey- which deal do you prefer:

    my bautista for his kinsler/bruce
    my pujols for his kinsler/morse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce/Kinsler

  222. SteveThePirate says:
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    Is Doubront worth the stash? Would drop Phelps, Paxton, deGrom or Hutchinson

    • Jason says:
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      @SteveThePirate: In a twenty team league yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  223. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Looking to get A Wood and stash in 12 team H2H pts.
    Have an extra bat for OF/UTIL. Drop C Santana or K Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  224. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Scooter or Beckham (slim pickins at 2b)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: so now the million dollar question:

        Trade Bautista to get Bruce kinsler or roll with Beckham at my 2b and keep Bautista.

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

          • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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            @Grey: ok done. Hopefully it’s a good buy low on Bruce, and I’m ahead of the “Bautista has wrist soreness” curve that seems to come this time each year. Thanks grey!!

  225. John says:
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    Pick up sal perex trade away mesoraco and eovaldi for Homer? or Cashner or NO

    Got madison too, meso and (cueto, minor, kazmir) for madbum? who? yes no?

    • John says:
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      @John: tru meso ventura first for Homer?

      • John says:
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        @John: try

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Homer, Cashner… Sure, Minor or Kazmir

  226. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Singleton for any of the following:

    Napoli
    Granderson
    Zobrist
    Marte
    Dickerson
    Arcia

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

    We keep 5 (1 forever, 4 for two years total)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  227. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Drop smyly or mchugh to stash Alex wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  228. Hoog says:
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    Hey Grey, need help setting my lineup for today. Have 3 open spots for these guys:

    Holliday @ TB (Odorizzi)
    Jennings vs. STL (Wainwright)
    Zimmerman @ SF (bumgarner)
    Marte vs. Cubs (wood)
    Pujols vs. Oak (pomeranz)

    Leaning pujols, zimmerman holliday but zimmerman facing bum I’m tempted to go marte instead. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte over Zimm, sit Jennings

      • Hoog says:
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        @Grey: thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  229. ashtray says:
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    Votto’s coming off the DL so I’m thinking about moving him before he gets injured again.

    How low of a pitcher would you be willing to accept for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 20

  230. jaw says:
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    is victorino droppable in a 10 team 5×5 h2h keeper? only have 3 DL slots and they are taken by neil walker, harvey, and fielder. if i dont drop victorino, id have to drop stroman or liriano to grab a util to replae walker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You shouldn’t own Liriano

  231. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Which side for a pts league:

    Anibal & K. Davis or Fister & Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  232. Fish says:
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    Rolling the dice on Minor tonight @ Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in mixed leagues

  233. MB says:
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    Man aaron hill is brutal, do i drop him for ackley or odor in 12 team or just stick with hill and pray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  234. Alex says:
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    Drop Aj Burnett or liriano when Latos returns? 15 team 5×5 dynasty

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  235. bossmanjunior says:
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    Already got Mike’s take and would like to get yours sir…

    1) Drop Arcia or K. Davis for Werth?

    2) Offered Cashner and Ryu for my Rios and Hawkins.

    Im 1st or 2nd in every offense cat but dead last in ERA and WHIP. My other relievers are Robertson, Mejia, Balfour and Peralta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia…. Cashner side is fine, I’d get cheaper pitching

  236. Will the Thrill says:
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    Suddenly have a surplus of corner infielders and looking to move one or two for some starting pitching. Who should I look to sell and what should I look for in return?
    Pujols, Rizzo, Abreu, Frazier, Chisenhall, Singleton, Kendrys. Would like to keep Frazier for his SB action but the rest could stay or go. YAHOO 5×5 weekly matchup league, OBP instead of AVG and QS instead of W.
    Rest of my lineup is Rosario, Wong, Segura, Aybar, J Upton, A Jones, Bruce, Gordon, Arcia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols for a top 15 starter? Rizzo for top 20?

      • Will the Thrill says:
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        @Grey: any selling value on Chisenhall, Singleton or Kendrys yet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try it

  237. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Drop Liriano or Wily Peralta for Alex Wood? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  238. Scott H says:
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    Expecting Baez to have SS and 2nd elug? Im about to pick him up cause I fear my window is closing. I have chavez or Elias to drop. Which do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias

  239. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Adam eaton or Cory Dickerson? (CarGo had surgery today). Thx again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  240. Jake Taylor says:
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    Hey Grey

    Arcia or Polanco ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  241. Alex says:
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    Thanks for the help

  242. john says:
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    Doesnt it make sense that you can wait a week if not 2 for alex wood to be picked up?

    ALSO Ozuna over hosmer or pablo? rank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo, Hosmer

  243. The Thumb says:
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    Carlos Gonzalez would be the person to have a fucking tumor in his finger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  244. Dave says:
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    Would you play taveras or kendrys over coco tonight (not in lineup)? Coco always pinch hits and does well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

  245. Nate says:
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    @Grey: You really think Marte will be the odd man out after they signed him to a long term deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They benched him three times in the last week

  246. goodfold2 says:
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    deep 20 man h2h league i had grabbed danks for his vs DET start today and had planned on dumping him for mccarthy tomorrow vs HOU. which is better now that both starts will be tomorrow, as WSOX vs DET is now postponed. also STL and possibly other games will also be affected by the midwestern rainpocalypse.
    2. same league, should i grab brad snyder (TEX callup was killing the ball in AAA) over carter (who i have platooning with juan F.). if moreland comes back i can grab in this league as well.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: never mind the STL rainout, they are in TB (where i would think it would rain even more often?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: for tomorrow danks vs DET or mccarthy vs HOU?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCarthy

  247. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Hey Grey great article!

    What are your feelings on Keuchel? I was just offered him for Singleton. Don’t need Singleton because I already have Rizzo and Abreu plus my pitching is lacking.

    Same owner also offered me Felix for Longo and Singleton. Which side do you like?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Felix if you need pitching and have a back up for Longo

      • Heyward is a Freeman says:
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        @Grey: How do you feel about Keuchel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve gone over him numerous times

  248. chris says:
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    Grey, what players pitchers/hitter would target in a trade for ROS? I’m looking for HR RBI R producers, guys who wouldn’t be considered keepers but guys you feel will finish strong and produce in the 2nd half. Ex. Allen Craig, he starting to hit drive in runs but no homers…

    I think my pitching and outfield are pretty good, do you see anything I need to improve on?

    Starting Squad
    McCann, Brian(C) NYY
    Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Bench
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

    Active Pitchers
    Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Doolittle, Sean(RP) OAK

    Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Gausman, Kevin(RP,SP) BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado’s on the cusp of being sent down

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sent down? why? i know he’s getting a 5 game suspension.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Because they’re talking about doing it

  249. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    5×5 10 team redraft

    With Taijuan coming off the DL I gotta drop somebody.

    My other SPs are Gray, Cobb, Anibal, Cain, Lackey and my RPs are Rodney, K-Rod, Street, Frieri.

    Otherwise I could drop Marte, Rizzo, Pujols, Khris Davis or just throw Taijuan to the wolves.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taijuan

  250. john says:
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    ozuna or Ajax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  251. B.o.B says:
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    I have an overabundance of OF. Offered Rios for Bumgarner and Rios for Greinke. Do you like either one of these?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  252. goodfold2 says:
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    and of course brad snyder isn’t even in yahoo yet. i’m watching everybody suck up mcgee everywhere, but isn’t it more likely mcgee’s used like shaw/j.smith in a lot of situations (since he’s actually the better pitcher) while j.peralta is likely first closer at TB?

  253. SteveNZ says:
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    Benching Mesoraco in H2H, Grey. Arcia, Gardner and Zimm too. Get them in your lineup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I wish I could

  254. Dkohn says:
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    Your Gr~eyjesty,

    Should we still be holding Axford if we have Cody Allen?

    Wtf Francona, let Cody be!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like he wants Axford to get the job back, for some damn reason ($)…

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  255. Knighttown says:
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    Somehow ended up a schmohawk infestation in my starting lineup. I can’t keep track anymore of who is just a hot schmotato and who is actually worth owning in a 11 team daily:

    Rank:
    MI- evercab, Alcides, hill
    CI- Rizzo, Zimmerman, Napoli, Chisenhall
    OF- Gattis, Arcia, Dickerson, parra, span

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MI — you did CI – Rizzo, chisen OF Arcia, Dick

  256. Knighttown says:
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    And are these guys ranked right?

    CJ, Cobb, Yordano, Cain, Colon

  257. Is Aoki worth holding onto, basically occupying a fill in spot, for SB’s or possibly HR’s as I need both. Can grab, Jones from SEA, Danny Santana, Lake, Saunders, Calhoun, Riddick….looking at the scrap heap basically. 6×6 Extra O Category OPS….Still not sure what to do, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  258. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    I see Segura is back to the bottom of the order. Probably where he belongs…7 walks for the year and .286 on base percentage is atrocious. Thanks god I was able to move him for Kluber recently. Still stuck with him in my 12 team roto though. I keep looking at his stats…because apparently I enjoy torturing myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  259. AB says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Which side? Puig or Iwakuma and Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  260. Dave says:
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    Trade J Up for Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  261. royce! says:
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    Hi Grey! Should I drop Chavez for Rubby in my 14 team h2h? Other notable options are Floyd, Gausman, and Arrieta. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Notable? I see what you did there! I’d go Gausman or Arrieta bases on their next matchups

  262. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Is kole Calhoun worth holding on too? Seems to be in a platoon has sit last 3 vs left handed pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues

  263. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G 10 team h2h…c-rosario/1b-encarnacion/2b-hill/ss-desmond/3b-donaldson/of-jones, puig, pence/util-rizzo, polanco, taveras/bench-singleton, andrus/DL-harper/sp-wacha, teheran, ryu, lester, eovaldi, yordano, archer, walker, heaney/rp-uehara, cishek…my problem is 2 bench bats. I hate it. I dont even like one really especially in a 10 team but i cant just drop any of those guys can i? Elvis is damn near worthless to me as he isnt gonna start over any of my other guys. Shopped andrus and nobody seems to want him straight up and hard to shop prospects like taveras til they start hitting. If i maybe packaged andrus and taveras together what kind of arm could i realistically look for? Also kemp was dropped and while i obv dont need another bat, is he an upgrade over any of my position players? Im dreading you telling me to drop one of the youngns since i grabbed em all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Cashner

  264. Bong bing says:
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    Need a second baseman due to injury

    What do you think of me giving my grander son for his utley

    Deep 16 team h2h redraft

    I have lestella right now

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  265. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Grey, just want to give you props on the write ups and all the humor. Also, my wife enjoys it as well and I’ll read her some of your lines and she always cracks up. She wanted me to tell you that you are a very clever man and that your mustache glorious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Thanks!

  266. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Is Machado droppable? Or is this all a management thing trying to get him to settle down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Droppable in some leagues

  267. goodfold2 says:
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    liriano injured again. might be queasyness like last time. maybe he really does have a brain tumor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  268. SteveNZ says:
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    Santana with a single! And I have him in my lineup.

    The two events do not often intersect…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  269. goodfold2 says:
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    2 trades just done by top team in my biggest money league. top team appears to have won both.
    his g.richards/wright for beltre
    his stanton/rollins/hammel for tanaka/hanram/cishek

    • Grey

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      2nd trade is ridiculous

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: really, i think the tanaka side is better, but on hanram’s name value, not outlandishly bad. i’m comish in this league now. clearly hammel likely appears to have a lot more value than he’ll have later.