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And another rookie is called up.  It’s raining rookies that I will pick up for a few days and then drop if they don’t pan out in a matter of three days.  First, let’s see what our prospect writer, Scott, said just four days ago about Manny Machado, “Machado’s line on the year at Double-A isn’t pretty:  .266/.350/.431, 10 HR.  Still, he’s not slipping much in mid-season prospect rankings, as scouts and pundits continue to believe in his tools.  At just 20 years old, there’s ample time for him to play up to his potential, and I’m inclined to agree with the masses — Machado is still a future fantasy stud.  Like Grey after a long hot shower.”  Whoa, must’ve missed that last line.  What I find even more remarkable, Scott had Manny’s stats right and he wrote that four days ago.  Time traveler!  Machado also has 13 steals and is what baseball people call five-toolsy.  Let’s say, there’s a porn magazine called Five-Toolsy.  Okay, the centerfold is B.J. Upton and Jim Bowden is the Ombudsman.  The Orioles are saying Machado will play 3rd base.  (I imagine he might spell Hardy too — That’s H-A-R-D-Y.)  I think Machado will probably be terrific due to his position eligibility.  But not this year.  Maybe as early as next year.  In keepers and AL-Only leagues, pursue with reckless abandon.  As soon as next year, he could give you 15/15/.250.  This year it’s a flyer that might give you a couple of homers and some steals.  I’d take that flyer in most leagues.  What do you have to lose?  In my case, Ruben Tejada.  Belch.   Remember, Machado’s not even old enough to drink yet.  In three years time, he could be a first round draft pick.  For now, let’s sing, “Orioles called up Manny Mach Mach Mach…Dressed in all orange and black, black, black…”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jim Henderson – Now 2 saves in 2 days.  Before you know it, he’ll start talking in the third person and call himself Jimmy.  “Tenure?  Jimmy Henderson has been in the minors only 7 years!”  “From Jimmy Henderson’s condo, he can see the Entire State Building!”  “Jimmy Henderson can do push-ups with no arms and just his toes moving up and down.”  In honor of that, here’s an oldie, but goodie — Rickey Henderson’s Drinking Game.  As for Jim Henderson, I’d go ahead and grab him if you’re vulturing for saves.  He had solid K-rates in the minor leagues (albeit less than ideal walk rates), but this is as much about him as it is about the other Brewer “closers.”  Yeah, they deserved the douche-curtains I put around closers.  Axford and Dor-K both look like they’re taking DayQuil at night.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and the slam & legs.  About a month ago, someone must’ve pissed off the fantasy gods by verbally trading this CarGo for Votto and they smited Votto and turned FauxGo to CarGo.

Shin Soo-Choo – 4-for-4 with a run and 2 RBIs hitting out of the 3-hole.  If he goes for 20/20 (he’s at 13/12), it’ll be the least exciting one since Hugh Downs went off the air.

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Now has a 6.68 ERA in away games and a 3.27 ERA at home.  No one will ever accuse Masterson of being a Road Scholar, but when his Mom is grading his papers, he can be a solid home schooler.

Roy Oswalt – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  He came into town via DFW.  He might be leaving it via DFA.

Josh Hamilton – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 30th homer.  I call this Hamilton highlight reel, Pieces of April.

Mike Olt – Didn’t play yesterday as Moreland started at first (and homered).  Holy sit!  The Rangers just have too many hitters.  The Astros should just merge with them when they join the AL.  Altuve can mule drugs from Mexico for Ron Washington.  Or something.  I don’t know; they can figure it out.  Though, I am really concerned about Olt.  In a mixed 12 team league, I dropped him.  I need guys that play every day on that team.  In most leagues, I’d prefer to hold on Olt through the weekend and reevaluate.

Mike Napoli – Sat out yesterday with a sore quad.  That’s a postscript on why you didn’t have an 0-for-4 yesterday from him.

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Since I pointed yesterday Lynn’s stats after I dropped him, it’s only fair I point out Latos has a 2.20 ERA and 0.98 in 45 IP after I dropped him.  I blame him for being a miserable prick for the first 3 months of the season.  Or I can reformat this to, I told you he’d be good this year.  Yeah, he’s scarred me pretty good, but I’ll probably go in on him again next year.  Hard for me to hate too much on a guy with his stuff.

Heath Bell – Ozzie announced that Bell could begin to get some save opportunities again.  The Marlins have twenty-seven million reasons to do this.  They’re idiots multiplied by twenty-seven million.

Daniel Straily – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was victimized by 4 homers.  If you’re in a Fangraphs Netanyahu league (or whatever it’s called), you can celebrate with his solid xFIP.  Those of us who play a real man’s game (assuming there’s no actual real men in the room in Western wear and chewing ‘bacco) that uses things like ERA and WHIP, not a good start for Straily.  I’m not going to sugarcoat it, but he did have 5 Ks and only one walk…Okay, I am gonna sugarcoat it.  I’d roll Straily out in his next start and think of this as a blip.  If he has another bad game next time out, then that’s no blip, it’s a blimp.

Chris Carter – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  That’s in 29 games.  In only 90 at-bats.  Member how I used to say Chris Carter is a Ryan Howard clone?  Well, Ryan Howard is a Chris Carter clone.  Natch!

Ryan Cook – 1 IP, 2 ER, but still nailed down the save.  But Still, Part II:  The Return of But Still, Cook barely converted the save.  Balfour gave up a homer to Trumbo and Doolittle looked solid in the 8th.  I’d continue to hold all three; this closer shituation hasn’t played itself out yet.

Paul Konerko – Sat out yesterday with a concussion.  Don’t worry, Dr. Morneau is cloning a liger and a rhesus monkey to come up with a concussion serum!  Konerko may need a 7-day DL stint.  We shall see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Brett Lawrie – Out again with an oblique.  Still no timetable for his return or DL stint.  Oblique, indeed.

Jose Bautista – His MRI came back and said — NON-SPOILER ALERT — his wrist only has inflammation.  He can take swings next Monday and if all goes well, he could be back in about 3 weeks.  Before we make up a well-choroegraphed twenty second handshake to celebrate, we’re still one set back away from him getting shut down for the year.

Zack Greinke – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks vs. the A’s in O.co, which I figured out is short for “Oh, c’mon!”  because that’s what I kept yelling at the TV when Greinke was pitching.  If you would’ve saw him pitch yesterday, you’d wonder exactly how he was found to have the fantasy dominant gene.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers.  Looks like the timetable for a limp-off homer is only 27 months.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Fantasy has completely bastardized any team allegiances I might have, but I really hope the Pirates win the World Series.  That is all.

Joel Hanrahan – With the Kimbrel for his 33rd save.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Natch so fast!

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  For Kemp’s homer, Scully flashed his gang sign.

Eric Hosmer – 0-for-3.  I think I’m gonna start calling him, “Ho-hum,” which is also a command Ice Cube uses.

Ben Revere – 0-for-4 as his hitting streak ended at 21.  Southies throughout Boston were sad to hear that until they saw his picture.

Brett Jackson – 2-for-11 with 8 Ks since he was called up, and yesterday he didn’t play.  I’m giving him a little bit more rope, but this time of year I don’t have much patience.  I’d much rather see an 0-for-3 than a DNP.  Let me hope for something, at least!

Clayton Richard – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Hodgepadre meet Stream-o-Nator, Stream-o-Nator meet Hodgepadre.  Stream-o-Nator, I said meet, not eat.  Get Clayton Richard’s leg out of your mouth.

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-5 with a homer.  Now hitting near .5oo in the last week in the leadoff spot.  I smell a hot schmotato.

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-5, 2, runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  If you put ERMAHGERD…ERMAHGERD…ERMAHGERD into an ERMAHGERD Translator, it spits back at you Giancarlo Stanton.

Nate Eovaldi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (6 BBs), 2 Ks.  Now has five straight games with less than 100 pitches and hasn’t gone higher than 103 all year.  Is this guy coming off some major surgery that I don’t know about?  Are they getting him ready for his inevitable long relief role in the majors?  Do I need to Ask Jeeves circa 1998?

Jose Reyes – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam & legs.  Average is now up to .288.  .012 more and he can concoct a mysterious ailment and sit out the rest of the year.  Does he still have his hair dyed orange?  I call that gingervitis.

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4 and a steal.  Member about two seconds ago I said I was giving Brett Jackson a little bit more rope?  Yeah, I think I screwed up by dropping Ruggiano for Jackson, so I did a do-over and lost Jackson for him.  Hey, I said I’d give Jackson a little bit more rope, I didn’t say how much was a “little.”

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 2nd homer in as many games and hitting .252. With 68 RBIs, 13 homers and 9 steals on the year, he’s actually been valuable, even if he feels yawnstipating.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-4 with his 9th homer, to go along with his 34 RBIs and .212 average.  Wow, that’s so terrible that that ‘terrible’ gets car sick can’t find a barf bag and vomits on top of ‘awful.’

Nick Markakis – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last 3 games.  Sparkakis!

Anibal Sanchez – 3 IP, 7 ER.  Well, it’s been fun, it’s been real (I think), but it hasn’t been real fun.  I dropped Anibal in a 12 team mixed league prior to this start since I knew I wouldn’t have started him anyway.  He might have some good matchups left in him, but there’s hardly any time left and I can find decent matchups off waivers.  Sounding like Lurch, “You rang?”  That’s the Stream-o-Nator.  In related news, I can’t wait for the “Verlander shutout, 15 to 12 Game 2, 12 to 9 Game 3, Verlander shutout” Tigers-Yanks series in the playoffs.

Curtis Granderson – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 30th homer.  He’s now hitting .244.  Still too close to call if he was overrated in the preseason.  If he goes 0-for-30 and is hitting .228 at season’s end with 80 RBIs, I don’t think that’s a success.

Dan Uggla – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and now hitting .218.  This was his 2nd three hit game since June 6th and his first since you finally gave up hope and dropped him from your fantasy team.

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Now has three straight quality starts and he gets the Mariners in Safeco next.  Yes, please and thank you.

Rafael Furcal – Out a few days after he got an injection in his back.  Finally, Mark McGwire’s expertise comes in handy!

Cody Ross – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Because he’s been struggling against righties, he platooned into yesterday’s game against the lefty, Harrison.  This just about kills Ross’s value, and Ross is known for value and a weird section of picture frames that look like they’re from the 70’s and all it ever makes me think of is, “What do these picture frame models look like now?”   I’m guessing unattractive with less feathered hair.

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-3 with his 2nd straight game with a homer.  His Tuesday homer was a pinch-hit homer as he was replacing Nick Punto at 3rd base.  Yeah, Bobby Valentine was playing Punto over Middlebrooks.  It’s a choice between punting defense or Punto’ing offense.

Josh Beckett – 5 IP, 8 ER.  Now at 4.97 ERA.  I think Godot will arrive before Beckett’s resurgence.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-5 with 3 Runs, 3 RBIs, and 3….doubles.  Almost an epic line but the lack of a Homer made me ill(iad).

  1. Kelvin says:
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    Hi Grey,

    J.Votto may come back from DL next week, I will have to drop a player for him. Who should I drop among the followings:

    A. Rizzo
    C.Headly
    J.Reddick
    A.De Aza
    BJ. Upton

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kelvin, I’d want until Votto’s definitely coming back…

  2. Steve says:
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    I started Stults and Richard in H2H this week (and Richard in he RCL) so I’m in the thrall of the SON.

    Am I starting Germano on Friday? Of course I am.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Wow, you’re in love…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Not so thrilled about Kuroda.

  3. GlennGulliver says:
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    Ax wasn’t actually “pointedly” used as Henderson’s setup man… the Brewers were behind when Ax came in the game, and he was already out of the game when the save opp came around. Maybe Henderson will be the closer going forward, but this game doesn’t prove it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GlennGulliver, Well, it wasn’t K-Rod…

  4. Prospects Anonymous says:
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    Machado or olt ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prospects Anonymous, Olt

      • Surprised says:
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        @Grey, surprising given Olt isn’t starting and Machado is going to play pretty much every day no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Surprised, Olt can hit 5 homers in a week and have more value than Machado for the season… ROS is a bit of a misnomer here too…

  5. Jah says:
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    Grey, would you trade away Stanton for Trout in a points-based keeper league? Too early on Trout to commit like that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jah, It’s fair, I’d hold…

  6. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cishek is 100% in save conversions so far, now Ozzie considers brining Bell back as the closer…the man is officially an idiot.

    Machado or Vitters? For 16 team util spot.

    • Hunter says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I am no Ozzie defender, but I have to think the decision to stick Bell back in the closers role comes from the ownership/GM level due to the horrible three year contract.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Machado

  7. Yes, rocking the ancient Greek allusion!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, Ha, that was Rudy’s…

  8. MrHappyTime says:
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    Aviles or Scutaro ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Aviles

  9. Grey's da man! says:
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    Longo or Cano ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Cano

  10. druss says:
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    Hi grey!
    I have ike davis and homer in a keeper league! Shud I drop ike fore moreland?
    Fun fact! In hindi language ( im from india) land actually means penis!

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @druss, So you are trying to penis Moreland off waivers? I’m not going there, but welcome to America:
      This penis is my penis
      This penis is your penis
      This penis was made for you and me…..

      • druss says:
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        @nyydj2, and everythings made in china!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @druss, Ha… Hold Ike…

  11. Eddie says:
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    Espinosa or Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, Rutledge

  12. knighttown says:
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    Miggy or Price/Konerko. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Miggy

  13. mH says:
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    Eovaldi already had Tommy John surgery – reason for early shut downs? Baseball was way better before they started counting pitches…or at least when no once cared about or even bothered paying attention to the pitch count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mH, Did he have TJ? I guess I could use Google for this…

      • mH says:
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        @Grey, he had Tommy John surgery in his junior year of high school…in a deep h2h salary/keeper league so have had Eovaldi on my roster for a while (not really a good thing)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, good to know…

  14. Purewater says:
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    For next week, which 3 of these 2-start streamers should I go with:

    Karstens (LAD, @STL)
    Kelly (ARI, PIT)
    Minor (SD, LAD)
    Cobb (@SEA, @LAA)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Purewater, Not Kelly

  15. Howie says:
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    So I pick up T. Hudson to replace Garza and…well, you saw what happened. WTF Hudson!!!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie, Ouch

  16. rainbowtrout says:
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    earl grey, got a shot to pick up Dempster off the ww and I’ve got Dickey, Fister, Darvish, Price and Straily as my starters, do I drop one to try and pick him up?

    2nd in wins, 1st in Ks, 4 in ERA and a ballsy 8th in WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rainbowtrout, Drop Straily for him

  17. rainbowtrout says:
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    also, would you rather have affeldt or wilhelmsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rainbowtrout, Wilhelmsen…Nice on ballsy, ha!

  18. later tater says:
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    hi grey

    thanks for the continuing help

    which p rest of season:

    medlen, detwiler, morrow, niese, mccarthy, westbrook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, No problem… Niese… Rest of the season shouldn’t matter at this point unless you have waiver wire pick up limit…

  19. uncdrew says:
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    Thank you Almighty Stream O. Nator.

    Complete game shutout? I’ll take it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @uncdrew, Not too shabby…

  20. Deadwoods says:
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    Drop Medlen, Niese, Sheets, Straily or Detwiler for Wei Yin Chen? Or hold. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Hold

  21. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Colon,Hughes or McCarthy???

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, McCarthy

  22. Dan Pants

    blairtch says:
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    Trade deadline question and the clock is ticking!

    I jumped on the chance to trade Price for CarGo but my pitching staff took quite a hit, so I’m trying to beef it up a bit. Should I trade Justin Upton for Hiroki Kuroda? I have searched for offers for Upton and this is the best I could get. It is a keeper league, but don’t really need Upton now that I have CarGo. Alternately, I’ve been offered Josh Hamilton, Dan Haren and Mike Fiers for CarGo. My best pitcher is Strasburg, then there is a big fall off (Moore, Johan, Morrow) so there is some cause for concern. Any advice you could give would be helpful. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @blairtch, Not a good deal with Upton… I’d take Hamilton’s side…

      • Dan Pants

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        @Grey, Ended up with, I get: Hamilton, Stubbs, Haren, JJohnson for CarGo and Upton. How’d I do (even if I hadn’t traded Upton, I wouldn’t be keeping him).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You did solid…

  23. Steven says:
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    Moose or Johnson for 3b?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Moose

  24. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Is Medlen still going to be on a short pitch count? Love the guy and looking to stream him Sat., and SON agrees, but in a QS league 5 innings isn’t the best use of that roster spot. Could also grab Westbrook @ PHI or Blanton @ MIA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, I’d go with Medlen

  25. CT Old School says:
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    I actually spit a little when I laughed at the not-so-subtle Southie racist comment for Ben Revere.

    • @CT Old School, thanks – i snuck that one in there. how you like dem apples, southies!

  26. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – In my ever-widening sinkhole @ 2B my options are RWeeks (current chump), Espinosa, Seager and Bonifacio (upon return). Which of the four? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Weeks

  27. JTR says:
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    Stream Wei Chen tonight at home against KC?

    Thanks, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Sure

  28. Hunter says:
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    Grey, would you start BMac tomorrow vs. White Sox? In a tight race with ERA/WHIP. Can’t afford to have him take a dump on my stats, but a good start would probably pick me up 2 to 3 valuable points….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hunter, Nope

  29. OaktownSteve says:
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    2nd in the majors in homers, 4th in runs, 27th in RBIs and he’s going to give you 10 bags. The Grandyman Can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Ha

  30. Matt says:
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    So my fifth choice at a keeper is between dickey, sale, bourn, konerko, crawford, and halladay. We keep 5 for next year and they are the first five picks in the draft.

    I have hardy and rutledge for SS but I could get machado and just keep him. Is he worth it over my other choices as top-five round picks?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Not over your other five…

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey, thanks

  31. Ike says:
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    Fuck Stanton

  32. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Hold Cishek?

    Who do you like better for saves ROS: Frank Frank, Cook or Affeldt?

    Unrelated but what’s up with Kubel? Hurt?

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Who do you like better for saves ROS: Frank Frank, Cook or Affeldt or Lopez?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mr. Rickey, Lopez for right now… Kubel’s just regressed to his other self…

  33. Zach says:
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    @Grey, where can we watch some of your short films? I want to introduce you to Marty Bowen…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach, Ha!

      • Zach says:
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        @Grey, why Ha!?

        Well, OK, the Bowen reference was a joke (for those of us Adaptation fans, film geeks, etc.); but seriously I would love to watch your films (unless, of course, they don’t exist).

        The fantasy advice is free. The e-book is available for $15. Where can a fan grab some multimedia?

          • Zach says:
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            @Grey, wild goose chase. ok. i’m hoping for more goonies/indy than national treasure. (the nic cage cycle completes)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

  34. Mets Mess says:
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    better pickup brett jackson, jarrod dyson or eric young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mets Mess, Young

  35. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    What’s your thinking on Pence? Is he worth trying to trade to get something for his name value or will I eventually regret that move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, I don’t see you regretting it…

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I can have three of these guys. Who are you using:

    LaRoche, Rasmus, Marte, C.Johnson, Morales, Middlebrooks, Crisp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, LaRoche, Rasmus, Kendrys

  37. Jon says:
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    Do you like C Gomez, C Lee or C Carter over Snider, Kendrick or Frazier ROS/keeper league?

    Typically that’s my bench but they do see starts occasionally as a 4th OF/DH. Right now one of those 3 is in my lineup with Lawrie injured.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Carter over Snider

  38. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Which matchup do you like more?
    Chen vs KC
    Harrell vs Nats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Chen

  39. alex says:
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    My Jarrod Parker and Jon Lester for his Lance Lynn?

    It’s a H2H league with playoffs- whoever peaks late season is the better option.

    Thanks Razz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alex, I’d take Lester…

  40. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Have a chance to unload Lester for Adam Dunn.

    Is this a snap accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hosmer’s Ho’s, Sure, it’s solid…

  41. @grey, re: Reynolds… in the words of George “the Pirate” Martin, he’s like a fart covered in piss.

    Maybe Reynolds’ new nickname should be Mini-Donut since it takes a whole lot of o-fers to get such an underwhelming average…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, Ha… Yeah, I hear ya…

  42. Bhoner says:
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    Should I move Matt Cain for Matt Holliday? 12 team mixed HTH keeper. Would leave me Lee, Johnson, Moore, Haren, Shields, Peavy, Sheets, and Morrow (DL) for SP. OF a bit crowded with Granderson, Bruce, Victorino, and Rasmus already, but looks like a good upgrade.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bhoner, Hold

  43. pipa says:
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    Pick 2 for the rest of the year? J Upt, A Gonz, Teixeira, and Bruce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon, Tex…

      • pipa says:
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        @Grey, So, you would trade J U
        pt / or Bruce to get either one>??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not sure what you’re asking…

          • pipa says:
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            @Grey, Right now I own both Bruce and J Upt…someone offered me either Tex or AGonz for one of them…..what trade would u make?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d trade Bruce for Tex…

  44. SisterFister says:
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    Thanks for finally helping me cut ties with Anibal – unfortunately I waited too long and didn’t get Stanton into my lineup in time – oy.

    Dare I run Fister out there today vs. the Yanks? I need to make up some innings, but don’t want to sacrifice my ERA/WHIP for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him…

      • SisterFister says:
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        @Grey, thx – that’s what the almighty stream-o-nator says to do, too

  45. Niq Castro says:
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    Moustakas or Olt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  46. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    Yo G,

    Great job with the articles the past couple weeks. My apologies because I’ve kind of been lurking lately, without making any comments or anything. But as you know real G’s move in silence like lasagna…. lol, anyway here’s a couple questions for ya:

    Revere, Ruggiano, N Walker, Morales, Hunter, or Quentin at UTIL?

    And Espinosa, Drew, or Furcal at SS?

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, thanks! Yes, they do… Kendrys… Drew…

  47. ASAOK says:
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    Do you think it’s even worth holding onto Anibal for the @Min start? I could drop him now for Estrada, who has a pretty good stretch coming up….not much else out there. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Estrada….

  48. smegma says:
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    Lost Lawrie on DL15 and might lose Konerko for next week. Reshuffling the lineup for next week, which one to fill IF spot:

    Kendrick
    Morales
    Garrett Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys

  49. K!cks says:
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    Brett Lawrie, Chipper Jones, or Chris Young?

    • K!cks says:
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      @K!cks, I mean Chris Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  50. Hector Luna says:
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    Not much to work with at SS on the Waiver wire. Dropped Y. Escobar after the first few weeks of the season. Picked up Furcal and reaped harvest for a few more weeks. Now I’m back at square 1. My most glaring weakness is SS. OPS/OBP league. Pick up Peralta or Cozart? Or keep Furcal ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  51. Steven says:
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    Do you want Hughes on Sunday vs Toronto or McCarthy tomorrow vs White Sox on a 80-90 pitch count? Going to be dropping Hughes to activate McCarthy but not sure if I should wait till new week.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Hughes, but you don’t need to start McCarthy vs. White Sox for his first start…

  52. kaiser soze says:
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    beltre/j upton or mccutch? ros

    beltre/giancarlo or mccutch/goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre… McCutchen…

  53. The Burghler says:
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    15 team 9×9 roto, 2b, 3b, obp, slg,…cg, sho, k/bb, L are the extra cats

    k/9 substituted for ks also.

    Chavez or Scutaro to replace Lawrie?

    Who’s a better DL stash, Brett Anderson or Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scutaro… Anderson…

  54. Grey — I was able to trade away Anibal and FrankFrank for Fister before the first two soiled themselves last night. I didn’t start Anibal, but I did have FrankFrank on the roster. Anyway, now I have Fister … do I start him against the same Yankees who humiliated Anibal? The Stream-o-nator gives him 127 points, which seems to say yes, strongly, but I’m a little nervous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say start Fister…

  55. LaserShow says:
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    12 team roto

    Rogers at Astros
    Scherzer at Texas
    Feldman vs Det

    Any faith in getting decent starts out of any of them tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No faith in them at all…

  56. Gator says:
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    For 2013 can only keep one: Lawrie, LaRoche, Weiters or BJ Upton?

  57. mauledbypandas says:
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    it’s an epic swordfight right now.

    Johnson vs. Dickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Carnac says:
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      @mauledbypandas, That’s good.

  58. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    My plan was to hold onto Frazier until Joey V returns and possibly takes ABs away from him. However, Frazier doesn’t seem to be doing much lately. Would you add Chavez at 3B instead? I am leaning towards that move, but wanted to see wnat you thought.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, switch it up…

  59. Mark says:
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    Drop Hardy for Machado? Have rutledge too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  60. Simple Jack says:
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    Is Rizzo a keeper in an auction league?

    Saw my first episode of picked off. Its got potential

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a great show… You see with the Michael Jackson bodyguard? Yeah, Rizzo’s a keeper in some leagues…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I get to keep him for $4.

        I saw the one where the Mandy’s won. Those chicks were annoying. I swear the blonde showed the guy who sold her the sign her tits.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Yeah, that was a good one too… $4 is great for Rizzo…

  61. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Is it just me or is it getting harder to find trustable waiver wire pitchers at this point in the season? My playoffs start next Monday and our rosters lock when that happens (unless someone goes on the DL).

    Here are some available pitchers playoff matchups that look intriguing:
    Samardzija: vs. HOU, @CIN, vs. COL, vs. MIL, @WAS, @PIT
    Cahill: @STL, vs. FLA, vs. SD, @LAD, @SF
    Diamond: @SEA, @TEX, vs. SEA, @KC, vs. CLE
    Blanton: @PIT, vs. SF, @COL, vs. ARI, @SF

    Rank ‘em

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First three look fine to me…

  62. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Also, as a bench bat would you drop Hosmer for Howard at this point.
    Howard just cleared waivers and has always been prone to a late season surge.
    Hosmer has been batting near the bottom of the order and just seems like a lost season at this stage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it…

  63. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Replacing Lawrie for the next 10 days (hopefully)…

    Middlebooks, C. Johnson, Moose, or Frazier

    Standard mixed. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  64. Bigj says:
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    Need help at ss and 2b. Currently have ackley, aviles, peralta, Murphy, mach ado,and on ir I have gordon and Simmons. Yes I’ve tried everyone and I need average, obp, and some pop. Wondering who I should keep when these guys come off the ir? Maybe mach ado will be the savior or I’ll trade homer for Scutari.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have 7 MIs? Lose everyone but Ackley and Machado…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And keep Aviles for MI…

  65. TICALLLLL That’s that ish that Ozzie’s SMOKIN!! TICALLL TICALL … PASS IT OVA HEA NOW!!
    WHY (ITF) is ozzie saying things like Heath Bell will get to save games again (Look at Cishek’s numbers over the last 14 days), Emilio is out for the year (I guess in OZZIE world the sun orbits his planet every 2 weeks, and yes the sun revolves around his planet), and now Don’t Call me Mike is on the Bench. Ok so sift through all that and my question is what’s up with Mike? Are the bodies loose again or is OZZIE just so blitted that he forgot Stanton was off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, he’s just resting today for the weekend…

  66. TheNewGuy says:
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    Not really seen the Hanley resurgence yet. ROS Hanley or Jose (Reyes)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  67. JashFath says:
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    I was watching that A’s – Angels game too and Grienke was lucky to escape with the stat line he did. Dude couldn’t hit the strike zone with anything.

    • JashFath says:
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      @JashFath, But what made a terrible fantasy start for my team slightly less painful was when the broadcaster accidentally called him Zienke, which warmed my cockles.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, very true…

  68. J Money says:
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    If Harvey pitches poorly tomorrow, drop him for Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but Medlen might get bumped with Hanson due back soon…

      • J Money says:
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        @Grey, Would Diamond or Bedard make a better replacement? Both have high ranked starts by the SON for Sunday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Medlen if he’s in the rotation… Diamond otherwise…

  69. debar says:
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    Slightly adjusted question from yesterday with the injury updates on Bautista & Lawrie today:

    Have Bautista, Lawrie & Longo at 3B – also have Desmond Jennings at my Utility spot:

    Do I drop any of them for Chris Johnson or Yoenis to upgrade my U spot?

    • debar says:
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      @debar, also: Konerko or Goldschmidt ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Jennings for Johnson…

  70. Gator says:
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    For 2013 can only keep one: Lawrie, LaRoche, Weiters or BJ Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie….

  71. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Chipper, Moose, Chavez, Seager, or Machado to fill in for Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose…

  72. B.o.B says:
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    Lucas Harrell worth a pick up tonight vs. Wash? 6-1, 2.02 ERA at home this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  73. TheNewGuy says:
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    Damnit Lawrie DLd now. Alrwady have Tulo taking up my only DL spot, crazy to consider dropping Lawrie? Powers been pretty disappointing from him, all the hype with him Hos and DJ in the preaseason and none have delivered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know your full situation, but it’s not crazy to drop him.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, I guess its a classic case of sophmore slumps all round.

        Something to consider when we rank Rizzo, Trout, Harper for next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but I think that might be a bit of a myth…

  74. Simple Jack says:
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    excluding Trout, Rizzo and harper. Who would be your top 5 1st year players going into next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d have to do some research to fully answer…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, cool, get back to me when you can, and by first year I mean this is their first real year this year

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @Simple Jack, leave altuve off that list too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get a quicker answer if you give me five names to choose from to rank…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, What the hell gives, you mean you want me to do work? Thats why i come to this site, cause I’m lazy….

            Sorry, Here’s the list – Ruggiano, Niewehwhatevers, Marte, Simmons, Snider, Wallace, Fat Adams, Olt, Frazier, Brown, Bauer, Carpenter

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Marte, Olt, Frazier, Bauer…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Though Snider and Bauer could flipflop depending on PT…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, I think Snider will be an everyday, I really see Pittsburgh settling in on first base this off season and leaving the OF alone. They traded a very coveted arm in Lincoln and I don’t think that is for a platoon player.

                What about Ruggiano next year?’

                Also with Craig and Freese pretty solid at 1st and 3rd, I think that Fat Adams or Carpenter get moved.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ruggiano is not this good a player, more of a fifth fantasy outfielder… Yeah, Carp and Adams could get playing time… Tough to say right now…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, I really think fat Adams goes. Carp can man both positions

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      At the same time?

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, yes, he is like plastic man

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Then I’d pitch him and let him put the ball in the catcher’s mitt…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, hehe

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, Can we start a prayer triangle for Scott Rolen to retire?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, please!

  75. Jon says:
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    Cobb or Corbin ROS/keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, but I like Cobb’s next start better…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  76. Ridinpine says:
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    Do I keep running Kipnis out there at 2B or replace him with Zobrist or Aviles? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Kipnis…

  77. Brian says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    Looking to trade for a pitcher in an AL Only league and not much available.

    What do you think of Matt Joyce for Colon?

    Thanks,

    Bri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks, Grey.

        Rgds,

        Brian

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem….

  78. Joel says:
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    Grey: I’m in a 12 team 6×6 h2h league. My top 4 sps are CC, Halladay, Weaver and Bumgarner. Also have Vogelsong. I’ve been offered Jay Bruce for Bumgarner. Question: if I get bruce, he’s a one year keeper. My choice for 1 year keepers for next year would then be Bruce or Weaver. SO, today, who would you rather keep for NEXT year: Bruce or Weaver? (if Bruce, I’ll deal Bum for him) THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver…Trade someone else for a hitter…

  79. TheNewGuy says:
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    Which, if any of these guys would you trade for JJ (Josh Johnson):
    Latos
    Yu
    YoGa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  80. Justin says:
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    Darvish of CJ Wilson ROS. Trying to win and Darvish seems to be fading bad. What pitcher would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

  81. Todd25 says:
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    Grey sounds like you are coming around on Kendrys, you think he’s “back” or just a hot schmotato? and would you run with him over any of these? Pence, Bruce, AJax, A-Gon… or more correctly where would you place him amongst those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s worth owning right now… I’d go with him over Jackson, depending on needs… He’s not really over them though in most circumstances…

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey, what about Markakis, same song different verse?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, pretty much…

  82. Hank says:
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    Hold on to Straily for one more start or drop him for one of the following: B. McCarthy, Detwiler or B. Anderson? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now…

  83. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Chavez or Man of Machado as a Lawrie replacement in a weekly roto league?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  84. WakeNbake says:
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    Just got offered Adrian Gonzalez for Austin jackson in my dynasty league…. I really like A-jax but its hard to pass up Adrian. What do you think is Adrian declining and is he worth trading Jackson? thankx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Adrian…

  85. FillyP says:
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    Can you rank the top 3 of these schmohawks ROS? I like Colon’s two starts next week..

    Vargas
    Colon
    Cobb
    Diamond
    Detwiler
    Blanton
    Tillman
    Cahill

    League counts QS instead of W. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas, Colon, Detwiler…

  86. Timbuktu says:
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    I’m in contention this year in a dynasty. Thinking about selling off some younger pieces (Jarrod Parker, Matt Harvey) for an impact bat to help boost me through the rest of the season and into the playoffs. Would Choo for Harvey be a good return, and if he won’t do that, what about Parker? Or should I look for better value with Harvey and hope he sticks the landing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Choo for Harvey, I’d want a bit more for Parker…

  87. TheNewGuy says:
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    Pick 2 outta:

    W Lopez, J Burton, Jim Henderson.

    Chasin saves yo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Henderson and Lopez…

  88. royce! says:
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    Vitters hasn’t done much yet, though that might be because of playing at Petco, but I’m wondering if I should drop him for Machado; either one will play at IF or UTIL in h2h.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!, sorry, never mind, should have searched the comments first…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No worries, friend.

  89. ThatBulgeinmypants says:
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    Please rank ROS:

    Casilla, Pestano, Affeldt, Lopez, Balfour, Bell or Henderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, Affeldt, Henderson…

  90. Steve says:
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    So, there’s a couple of good days in the RCL washed away by Bum, Kuroda, Janssen and a 1/17 day so far.

    Booo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya… Not a bad WHIP for Bum and Ks…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I guess.

        Did you watch the 200m?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn! Forgot about it…

        • Carnac says:
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          @Steve, I don’t think Grey has watched the Olympics since Mark Spitz (and his stache) stopped competing.

  91. Mark says:
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    revere, pagan, moreland, dirks or r davis? for util – hr, rbi, r, steals, avg, rbi

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  92. Nico says:
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    Would you trade Bruce for Reyes? I have Asdrubal Cabrera at SS right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  93. Charles says:
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    C Johnson or Sandoval (due back Sunday) going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  94. HotRod says:
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    Machado or Howie Kendrick ROS? Getting sick of Howie sitting every 4-5 days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Machado…

  95. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’am in a keeperleague 5×5 12 teams. We keep 6
    My keepers are Wright/Pedroia/Car-Go/McCann/Doc (or perhaps Zimmerman (P).
    I also have Reyes. I can trade him for McCutchen and a closer tot the 2nd place team. I’am in third (climbed up from last place in 2 months) place.
    I tried to do Stubbs/Andrus/Gallardo for McCutchen but no luck.
    The other owner wants my Reyes for his McCutchen.
    Looking at the rest of my keepers, who would you rather have for 2013, McCutchen or Reyes?

    Many thanks as always!
    reading my daily morning fantasy baseball news is always good for some smiles since I follow your site. Thanks for that!

    Best,
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! I’d want McCutchen…

  96. HotRod says:
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    Piggybacking off Question #94…

    Im assuming you like Rickie Weeks more than Howie?

    So the rank would be Weeks, Machado, Kendrick?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just take the flyer on Machado, but Weeks will probably be better, but what fun is that…

  97. Hondo says:
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    Drew,Segura or Machado ROS?Drew as gonna sit today but Bloomquist had a tight back and was a last minute scratch.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo, or Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado, Segura…

  98. Sam says:
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    Drop Hosmer for Morales or Howard? Whoever it is will start everyday until Pablo returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  99. Simple Jack says:
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    I just watched the episode of picked off with Michael Jackson’s body guard. That one was much better than the Mandy’s. I like the show , but I don’t like the host. He seems really out of place. And I really hate the brothers that do the values. Maybe we are not suppose to like them, but I don’t like their snotty attitudes… That would be a fun show to go on though. I just need to find me a pickin partner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think hating the Merrill brothers is part of the fun….They’re like 2 Patrick Bateman’s…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, They are American Psycho’s…Do you collect?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you asking me if I can be your Picked Off partner? I’d love to! Kidding, I don’t collect anything except sores on my ass from sitting in a chair…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, no, not as partners, I have a feeling that between the two of us we would never get a bargain with our smart-assery… I grew up around antiques, my mom has alot. If I see something good, I’ll pick it up cause I know I can flip it. I know enough to know how old something is. What’s a bargain and whats crap.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you’ll be the brains! I like when the Michael Jackson bodyguard said he enjoys mantiques.

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, that term is pretty not manly. I’ll probably have to be the muscle too. You can be comic relief.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s about as manly as a manicure…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, woho…zing!

  100. Joe says:
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    Which side do you prefer in a 12 team keeper (keep any 7) – Sale/Kipnis or Scherzer/Kinsler?

    I’d be taking the Kinsler side. My team is stacked (Wright, McCutchen, JUpton, Trout, Kemp, Teixeira, Verlander, Wainwright, Bumgarner plus guys like Peavy, Vogelsong, Burnett, Fister) so I think I can take the pitching hit for the upgrade at 2B. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kinsler…

  101. Steve says:
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    Just been offered Gordon for my Mad-Bum in the ol H2H. I can do better than that, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can… How’d you pull off such a good trade in your keeper?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Was offered to me…

        Need to make room to make it happen – would you cut J Montero or Napoli? Neither are probably going to be keepers…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice… I’d lose Montero… While it’s remote, Napoli could hit ten homers in a month, I don’t see it coming from Montero…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Cool – and if Napoli keeps sucking, there’s always the wire.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly…

  102. Red Lawrie Yellow Lawrie says:
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    If you could keep one of the following for next year- Greinke, MadBum, Morse, Crawford, Rasmus, Altuve – who’d be your guy? And thanks for making fantasy baseball writing enjoyable reading (no small feat).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke… Thanks for the kind words!

  103. jackinthebox says:
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    I’m new at the whole keeper thing so I’m just wondering how valuable draft picks are for the next season in a H2H league. I’m in first right now, we keep 5 but I need pitching. What kind of player should a first round pick net? A top pitcher like Kershaw? A Top 50 hitter? Thanks ahead of time for learning me some knowledge ..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how many teams…

      • jackinthebox says:
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        @Grey, 12 team

  104. Goose says:
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    Stream-o-nator likes Medlen Sat @ NYM better than Sheets Sun @ NYM… Iiiiiiiiiinteresting. Stream-o-nator confuses and frightens me sometimes. Is Stream-o-nator all-powerful but kind, or is it bent on world conquest? Only time will tell…

    Anyhoo, Sheets has more value than Medlen for ROS, right? i.e., would you pick-up Medlen or stay between the sheets with Ben…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think the latter, heard it talking about taking Indonesia then the rest of Asia “will fall.” Sheets does have more value…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I told you yesterday not to put STREAMnet on-line, didn’t any of you see the Terminator movies?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it might be more like War Games, Stream-o-Nator’s gonna wanna play tic tac toe…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, can we teach it to play match game or hollywood squares?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m sure Rudy can…

  105. MeanMachine says:
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    The streamonator did me right with Richards yesterday. Got one more add for my H2H points league and the streamonator seems to like Harvey and Germano for tomorrow. Which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I don’t like either, but begrudgingly Germano….

  106. Justin says:
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    Could you Rank these guys ROS. QS counts.

    Sheets
    Colon
    Bedard
    Masterson

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sheets, Masterson (at home), Colon…

  107. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Hosmer or Carter ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Bernie Brewer says:
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      @Grey,
      Add Alonso into that group…

      Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  108. Deadwoods says:
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    Wei Yin Chen was bobbleheaded tonight.

    Bobbleheaded: When a player blows chunks the same night the team hands out paraphernalia to fans bearing his likeness ie) a boblehead or in the case tonight, 10,000 Wei Yin Chen t-shirts.

    This is the third time I’ve noticed this coincidence in the past 30 days. Or is it a coincidence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Big Head, Small Heart, Can’t Win…

  109. Steve says:
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    Holy J-Zimm. 11 Ks? Where did that come from?

    Started Harrell too. Not awful…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not bad for Streamy…

  110. Steve says:
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    Wouldn’t mind if Bruce joined the party at some stage…

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Steve, Most frustrating player I’ve ever owned…

      • Steve says:
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        @L-Boogie, Calling it now – solo HR from Bruce in the bottom of the 8th.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Or he could strike out looking. I’m gonna bench him. That should get him going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been death.

  111. slew says:
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    Do you like any of these pitchers for tomorrow?
    Cahill v Was
    Maholm @NYM
    Norris v Mil
    Volquez @Pit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two aren’t terrible…

  112. Mark says:
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    Thanks for all the fantasy tips and comedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…..

  113. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Just discovered the stream-o-nator. So basically any SP with a number above 100 should start, correct?

    Thanks!

    • Hosmer's Ho's says:
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      @Hosmer’s Ho’s, And anyone below 100 should sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy said 105 was a good cut off for shallower mixed leagues…

      • Hosmer's Ho's says:
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        @Grey, Wow. 105 seems like a tough standard. Gallardo is rated a 93 @Hou. Am I really sitting him here?

        • Steve says:
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          @Hosmer’s Ho’s, I’m not a number-cruncher, but I’d say that his FIP of 4.61 over his last 20 games (plus the fact that he’s pitching in ever-so-slightly a hitter’s park in HOU) is influential in his rating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What Steve said, and, no, you don’t sit guys you would normally start, and you should just start Gallardo… It’s for iffy matchups and streaming…

  114. Carnac says:
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    Uh oh, turn out the Brewers are going to put an innings limit in Fiers. 5 more starts? Maybe 6?

    By the end of August, not even Michael Fiers will be f*&$ing Michael Fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Damn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jigger who? Jigger Statz!

  115. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    What’s the deal with Greinke? Pitching like he’s nervous…

    And can I get your thoughts on this trade:

    Upton, Moose, Harvey & Straily for Vogelsong, Miley, Lohse.

    I am falling fast because my rotation imploded after making a trade you told not to make. Lesson learned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke should be fine (hopefully)…. That trade isn’t good…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Greinke definitely has the mental wherewithal (<- my mother's term!) to change leagues and handle the pressure. He'll absolutely get back on track.

  116. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Did you see the auction kings with the gas powered blender?

  117. jackinthebox says:
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    Grey, referring to my comment (#103)…it’s a 12 team h2h 5 keeper league.

    • Carnac says:
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      @jackinthebox, If you can get a Kershaw for your 1st round pick in a 12 team, 5 keeper league, do it. Without hesitation. Basically, any player who would conceivably be in the top 60 is great for you. To win NOW, you may want to expand that range. In the past, in similar leagues, I’ve done my first round pick for a helpful piece (borderline keeper) and a throw in, e.g., a brain freeze/donkey corn closer.

  118. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: H2h 12 man league need a replacement for pedro alvarez whos been outright awful. Machado Chipper chris johnson or scutaro ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson… Take follow ups to the newest post…

  119. brian says:
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    Sale for Reyes, 12 teamed mixed keeper league. Sale is cheap Reyes is pricey. Who’s getting the better deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes side for htis year, next year it’s closer, but I’d still go Reyes… Take followups to the newest post…

  120. Jcindaville says:
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    Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4 and a steal.  Member about two seconds ago I said I was giving Brett Jackson a little bit more rope?  Yeah, I think I screwed up by dropping Ruggiano for Jackson, so I did a do-over and lost Jackson for him.  Hey, I said I’d give Jackson a little bit more rope, I didn’t say how much was a “little.”

    Justin SUCKS!

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