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My favorite move clubs make is the manager says so-and-so is the closer, but then use someone else and that other player becomes the closer.  A close second is when they say so-and-so pitcher just didn’t have his best stuff, then roll him out there one more time, watch him get rocked and then say he has a broken elbow.  But my third favorite club move is when they hold a rookie back for some arbitrary arbitration day.  Everyone knows it’s arbitrary, but it’s done because clubs are cheap and want to hold the rights.  Super Two, stupid two.  Amiright?  But there’s one move clubs do that you don’t see that often that might be crazier.  Calling up a prospect — Oscar Taveras — right before his Super Two status changes.  That’s crazy like a fox!  Three weeks ago, Cards GM said, “I know a lot’s being made out of Oscar … coming to St. Louis, but right now I don’t even think it’s a logical thing to do.”  I get that Fatt Adams just hit the DL, but wouldn’t you wait just a few more days at this point?  Bizzonkers, but it’s the kind of crazy I can get behind because it brings with it one of the best — if not the best — prospect in the majors.  Here’s what I’ve said previously about him, “From what I’ve heard (read), Taveras’s biggest strike against him is he doesn’t see any strikes — turn of a phrase point!  He’s being compared to Vladimir Guerrero without having knees like Mama from Mama’s Family.  Taveras swings and hits everything.  Also, like Vlad, his swing is long, unwieldy and it looks like he could swing at pitches above his head and in the dirt on two consecutive pitches.  (Google video of Oscar Taveras if you don’t believe me; what, you don’t believe me?  My feelings are hurt.)  What wasn’t mentioned, his stats also look like a young Vlad.  I will call you, Vladimir Guerrerito.  He can hit for power and steal bases.  At twenty years old, he hit 23 homers in 477 ABs with 11 steals in Double-A in 2012, his last full year of minor league ball.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Later on in my Oscar Taveras article from November, I gave him this line 42/10/32/.288/8 for this year if he were to be called up in June.  Still sounds about right.  Basically, A.J. Pollock, but there’s a chance here for huge upside, so he’s ownable in every league.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Robinson Cano – Missed his fourth straight day due to his bruised hand.  Cano had at least 159 games played in seven straight seasons prior to this hand issue.  I tell you that because it gives you an idea of how serious the hand injury must be, even if the Mariners aren’t letting on.  Cano is not a player that sits out here and there unless there’s a real problem.  In more succinct terms, get ready for the latest first round casualty.  In even more succinct terms, uh-oh.  Succincter, yikes.

Roenis Elias – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “That’s our boy!”  I have to give credit to Rudy for telling me to draft Elias in my NFBC league when he was simply SP Placeholder Nine.  I thought maybe I was getting at most SP Placeholder Seven or Eight, but he’s been closer to a Five.  Even after his huge game, he’s still more of a deep league play, but he’s very close to an all-league play.  One more great start and he’ll be there, so depending on how bad you need upside/risk, I could see the gamble.

Brad Miller – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  I told you he’d be good!  *slowly tiptoes out of the room*

James Jones – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  SAGNOF!  Or like his much, deeper voiced namelganger, sagnof.  It reads the same way just lower.

Matt Wieters – Not close to returning, and has to decide by July 1st if he’s going to have season-ending surgery.  All because he can’t throw.  <sarcastic>Too bad the Orioles don’t have a DH spot for him.</sarcastic>

Nelson Cruz – Day-to-day after taking a pitch off his hand.  That sound you hear is his owners breathing a sigh of relief.  At some point he will get injured and miss a significant portion of the season, but the hand issue from yesterday doesn’t seem like it will be his fantasy chloroform.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a grand slam & legs.  That’s his 3rd homer and first steal.  Macho-macho-Machado man!  I miss him, but I still don’t love him for this year.  Don’t worry, we’ll get back on the Machado train next year.

Matt Dominguez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I think every one of his homers has come on a Sunday.  He should change his last name every day.  Or marry Jemile and Rickie’s sister and take her last name.

A.J. Pollock – Will miss 6-8 weeks after being beaned by a Cueto pitch on the hand.  How many Pollocks does it take to get out of the way of a Cueto pitch?  More than one, apparently.

Alfredo Simon – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Uh-oh, Simon’s going full Ye.  *grabs mic from The Regression Fairies*  I’m real happy for you, Regression Fairies, and imma let you finish, but first I’m gonna be the greatest of all time!

Ryan Ludwick – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier and Chris Heisey all homered in this game, but the one that stands out to me is Ludwick.  He’s not starting every day, but if he gets hot, he will, and he’s capable of being much better than he has been.  Not a hot schmotato yet, but on the watch list.

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.78.  If you own Hammel, I feel like you have to start him every time out, because he gets hit or throws a great game with no rhyme or reason.  In Petco — gets rocked, against a top offense — throws shutout baseball.  Hammel will make you go humma-humma-humma.

Jeff Samardzija – 3 IP, 8 ER.  It’s a jerky move after a guy is shelled to tell you that I told you to sell him two weeks ago.  It’s soooooooo not a jerky move to point out I told you to sell Samardzija after a terrible game by indirectly alluding to it.

Kyle Lohse – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.60 and raising his record to 7-1.  When he was a 5+ K-rate, 2 BB-rate guy in previous years, I had nothing nice to say.  I was stingy with my compliments and effusive with criticism like a backwards Dale Carnegie.  But Lohse’s evolved into a 7 K-rate, 1+ BB/9 guy which is completely usable.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 3rd homer, which is terrific if the Brewers use of Weeks and Scooter wasn’t harder to understand than Lil Wayne.

Wily Peralta – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER on Saturday.  My apologies, he got bombed because I picked him up for this game.  Sure be nice if Wily would walk a guy rather than throwing a homer ball.  Sure be nice.  Or as my bumper sticker says, “Free Wily from throwing strikes and killing trainers at Sea World.”

Mike Trout – Missed two straight games with back stiffness.  There’s at least one owner in every league that would happily give him a full-body rub-down.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Seems like the entire A’s team has been hot except Lowrie; I have a feeling that’s about to change in a hurry.

Jacob deGrom – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks on Saturday.  And the Gods came together on the last day of May.  And they said, “Let us bestow on the Mets one glimmer of a lil’ something-something.”  It was a terrific start.  If you’re denyin’, I’m flyin’ (to tell you you’re incorrect).  Nothing in his minor league numbers indicate he has big strikeout numbers, but he throws relatively fast and hitters may not be aware of his stuff, so it’s catching them off guard.  There could be some immediate upside, but he’s more of a number three than a number one.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks.  The Mets used to have Doc Gooden, now they have what the doctor ordered when a pitcher is not pitching well.

Mark Teixeira – Was forced from Saturday’s game and sat out Sunday and will sit out Monday.  In related news, Kendrys Morales farted on his Teixeira voodoo doll.  Not cool, Kendrys!

Michael Pineda – Shut down with back inflammation.  Member those days when Pineda’s shut downs were shutouts?  We were younger then, and you had more hair!

Masahiro Tanaka – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.06.  In case you haven’t been listening to our Razzball TV on the Radio, Nick traded Tanaka to Jay(Wrong) for Kemp.  Trying not to laugh.  Trying harder.  Still trying.  Failing.

Chase Whitley – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.37.  He sounds like the guy who shows up halfway through the first hole because he had to drop his six-year-old off at Portuguese lessons because him and Muffy want Junior to be able to speak to the maid in her language.  In reality, a converted reliever that can’t go deeper than five innings even against the Twins isn’t a great bet for success going forward.  He gets the peasant Royals next and the Stream-o-Nator hates it and I understand that.

Phil Hughes – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in Yankee Stadium.  The conquering hero returns home with the trophy wife and tells his classmates at the reunion that he just sold his tech company to Facebook for $3.8 billion.  Whether he goes into the parking lot and gets mugged by his old high school buddy and wishes he hadn’t been carrying around $3.8 billion in his glove compartment is unclear, but, at this point, we have to assume he holds onto his newfound riches (and pitches).

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, RBI, has hit in five straight and has two homers in the last week.  I went to pick him up after this game, but he was already owned by new Razzball writer, Paul Singman, who’s writing about short schedule pickups.

Josh Willingham – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer and 2nd in three games.  The North American Council of Pork couldn’t be happier about Willingham, they’d also like to point out to please stop calling them about African-American issues, they are the NACP.  Totally different organization.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Blue Jays are indicating he’ll be sent back down.  Guess they haven’t seen enough of Liam Hendricks, or they just enjoy his clubhouse arguments with his brother, Noel Hendricks.

Mark Buehrle – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering ERA to 2.10 and moving record to 10-1.  The Veteran’s Committee is talking about bypassing the required five years retirement period for Buehrle to get elected to the Hall of Fame.  Also bypassing the retirement stipulation entirely.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  The ongoing promotion by the Blue Jays organization that every fan in attendance gets a home run ball has worked out well.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .357 on the year, hitting close to .450 in the last week and he’s owned in less than 70% of ESPN leagues.  That tells us there’s one person in 30% of ESPN leagues that is like, “Winning this league was totally worth making nine alias email addresses.”

Mike Moustakas – Returned fr0m the minors with Danny Valencia hitting the DL.  Mostsuckass hit well in the minors, but most Quad-A players do.  If you pick him up, it says more about how gullible you are then about Mostsuckass’s ability.

Tim Hudson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.75.  With each great game, the deleted scene from Moneyball where the A’s actually have great pitchers seems more and more like it shouldn’t have been left on the editing room floor.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Our Player Rater says the most valuable catcher on the year has been (Mesoraco), which I don’t disagree with, but if I’m just getting homers from my catcher, I wouldn’t be mad, and Gattis leads all catchers with homers.  To think all of those years, all he needed was a “Will Homer For Food” sign and to stand outside of Petco.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Hit the DL with a mild concussion.  Salty got the grains knocked out of him.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Fifteen years ago, there was an unreported nuclear explosion when the Dominican Republic was testing arms.  A scientist was able to rescue one small child who was working in one of numerous Dominican baseball sweat shops.  The scientist renamed this boy OZUNA aka Black Godzilla.

Nate Eovaldi – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Aaron Harang (6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks).  After the game, both pitchers had an ERA of 3.24.  On his Tinder profile, Eovaldi was quick to point out there is exactly zero other similarities between him and Harang.

Yu Darvish – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Up until yesterday it hasn’t felt like we’ve been getting the same incredible Darvish this year, right?  Yeah, well, he has a near-11 K-rate and a 2.08 ERA.  You need a fantasy baseball mother to show you some less fortunate teams with some lousy pitching.

Donnie Murphy – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Joining him in the Rangers lineup was Chris Gimenez, Luis Sardinas and Dan Robertson.  What happened to the Rangers?  I actually had to check that it was Adrian Beltre in their lineup and not Engel Beltre.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.25.  Still have no faith in him — I am a Roark atheist — but the Stream-o-Nator rightfully doesn’t mind his next start that much.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Here’s a total gut call, by the end of the year Dickerson will have more fantasy value than Blackmon.  That’s including Blackmon’s insane first six weeks, not just going from now until the end of the year.

Carlos Santana – Likely back from his concussion on June 6th.  Here’s hoping it knocked some hitting sense into him.  Or at least inspiration for a new collabo with Rob Thomas.

Jason Kipnis – 0-for-4, hitting .226 with 3 homers and 12 RBIs.  Not in this game, though only the RBIs would be a record (barely).  I hated Kipnis in the preseason, wrote a schmohawk post for him (I won’t even point out the comments there telling me I was half a stunod), but even now I’m beginning to think there’s a small buying opportunity here.  He’s not quite this egregious, Jackie Childs.

Josh Tomlin – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Tomlin credited the Ks to pitching angry after getting into a pregame fight with David O. Russell.

Cody Allen – On Friday and Saturday, Allen recorded back-to-back saves and it appears he’s the go-to option as closer in the Indians pen and I’d move on from Shaw, if you were still holding out hope, no matter what the Morgan Freeman voiceover in your head says about hope.

Cameron Maybin – Left Saturday’s game with calf tightness, and didn’t play Sunday.  That’s so Maybin!

Chris Sale – 9 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.59.  I hate paying retail, so I wanna like Sale.  I really do.  He just worries me.  As I’ve said umpteenth times, he is great when he’s healthy.  By the by, did you know the etymology of umpteenth comes from a tee ball ump who was fifteen years old with a lisp that was always late for games?  Everyone would say they were on umpteenth time.

Brock Holt – 4-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal.  This is after he hit a homer on Saturday and is hitting .337 on the season.  Hard to say where he’s going to play now that Stephen Drew is joining the club, but I’d ferry cross that Mersey when I came to it and grab Holt to see how it shakes out.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks.  If you click on Lester’s name, you’ll be taken to his player page.  There’s a lot there, and unlike other sites, we actually tell you what guys are going to do in the future vs. only what they have done.  Damn, if I could toot my horn like that more often, I’d never leave my house.  Any the hoo!  One number I want to point out is his FIP.  If it’s below 3, then he’s a likely stud.  That goes for any pitcher.  If his K-rate is above 9, then he’s a likely stud.  If he has both, he is a definite stud.

Will Myers – Hit the DL with a sprained wrist.  He’s seeing a wrist-seeing doctor (technical term), so this news could get a lot worse before it gets better.  Yes, even worse than a fifth round selection in drafts hitting .227 with five homers that makes you wish you had just drafted George Springer 20 rounds prior to where he was going and sat him in your outfield for a month prior to him even hitting.  Good times.  That’s what Myers has wrought on us.  Like an Amish man wroughting his own jail cell from horse hooves.

From Around The Web

  1. Dean says:
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    Stream Masterson at home vs. Red Sox in 12 teamer?

    • The Louisville Slugger says:
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      @Dean: If you would like to boost your ERA up for the week, I say go for it. I’d say you could probably do better.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

  2. Dan says:
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    Grey,
    In a ten team redraft I picked up tavares and polanco both this week, would you drop polanco for ozuna as a bench bat or hold?

    The rest of outfield is Heyward, Cargonzalez, craig and Tavares

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold, Polanco is getting closer at this point.

  3. Thomas says:
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    Willingham or Arcia, the drop would be Eaton!

    • The Louisville Slugger says:
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      @Thomas: They’re worth snagging. I personally like Arcia quite a bit and would lean towards him of the two; but I certainly wouldn’t drop Eaton. Any other options to drop?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Agree with Louisville

  4. Dean says:
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    Can you rank these streamers:

    Stauffer home vs. Pirates (-$2)
    Wolf home vs Rays ($1)
    Gibson at Brewers (-$6)
    Morton at Padres ($3)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with SON there

  5. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    Regarding Oscar, I do hear that STL plans to send him back down for a while when Matt Adams is back and after they get through their interleague stretch where they’ll need a DH. Of course, OT could through a wrench into that plan by being too good to demote, but if will make sure his Super 2 status is preserved, they will do their damnedest to make it happen.

  6. frankgrimes says:
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    Elias and Sale treated me yesterday like the Mountain did to Oberyn

    • Ray Liotta's Dermatologist says:
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      @frankgrimes: I’ve never before had so many emotions/heart attacks while watching a tv show than I did last night

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Game of Thrones reference? I’ll have to start watching that now.

    • Derrick says:
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      @frankgrimes:

      I’d be careful posting stuff like this, man.

  7. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, am Myers’ owner and thinking to pick up next good OF prospect when he stays DL.

    Springer and Oscar are owned of course, Polanco is also owned.
    Any suggestion of OF prospects who would be called up later soon? Thanks.

    • Wilson says:
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      PS, Springer, Oscar, Polanco are owned by other teams.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Wilson: PPS Duh…

        PPPS Grab Joc, hes the next best OF stash.

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Wilson:

      Joc Pederson.

        • Jason says:
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          @malamoney: Correct – and Crawford is also due back as soon as his 15 day DL stint is over, that makes 5 quality OF options cluttering up the main roster. And even if Van Slyke remains a bench OF indefinitely, Puig is obviously going nowhere and Kemp, Crawford and Ethier all make over $15 Million a year. The only way the Dodgers can free up Pederson is to trade him (unlikely unless they get a massive return) or trade Kemp or Ethier (more likely, but only if they eat a large portion of their contracts).

          The way they’ve been treating Kemp, I think it’s obvious they prefer to get rid of him since they value Ethier’s defense to a much greater degree.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Joc is playing well in Triple A, but Malamoney is right, just no where to put him at the moment.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: Thank you all for replies.

        So, seems no next obvious top OF prospects called up soon??

        • Jason says:
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          @Wilson: Nope, no one obvious in the OF. Keep on eye out for Dodgers trades/injuries – Pederson’s the best bet, but only if there’s a spot open for him.

  8. gt2590 says:
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    What? No love for Josh Harrison? Had a heckuva weekend against great pitching. And he’s 3B eligible…

    And is Brian Dozier the most Productive ,230 hitter in the history of Fantasy Baseball?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ha true, he got some hits this weeekend.

      Truth on Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gt2590: Yeah, nice weekend, he won’t have a starting job shortly

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: 2b in yahoo.

  9. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Grey

    Who would you rather have as your catcher going forward in an OBP league Gattis, C Santana, or Mesoraco? I know you said you like Gattis above but does the OBP part change your mind?

    As a follow up which side of the trade do you like better? Give C Santana get Lester

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Santana for me in OBP . I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: I’d take Gattis or Mesoraco and take Lester

  10. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 redraft 3 OF league with LF/CF/RF and only one UTIL slot, no MI/CI.

    1B Albert Pujols
    LF Starlin Marte (LF,CF)
    CF Adam Jones (CF)
    RF Yasiel Puig (CF, RF)
    BN Khris Davis (LF/CF), Abreu, Rizzo, Polanco (only CF for now)
    SP Cobb, Anibal, Gray, Lackey, Keuchel,
    DL Cain, Taijuan Walker

    1) Need Wong as Cano fill-in, hopefully short term.

    Drop Davis, Polanco, Marte or Rizzo?

    With 2 other 1Bs, Pujols and Abreu, Rizzo is who I need least but I drafted him and have held him in hopes of Wrigley summer greatness. Of course I hoped the same thing last year too when I had a surplus of OF in this league and traded Puig for Rizzo and got little to show for it. (Still hurts.)

    2) When Taijuan comes up and Cain returns I’ll need to make changes.

    Please rank Cain, Lackey, Taijuan, Keuchel. (I assume the rest of my SP above aren’t remotely droppable.

    2a) I dropped Jesse Chavez to pick up Lackey last week with ROS in mind. (SON projected negatives for Jesse, much better for Lackey.)

    Chavez is still available. Let him be or drop yet another to get him back?

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. I heart your I Heart Huckabees reference.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) Rizzo…can you trade him?
      2) Lackey, Cain, Keuchel, Walker
      2a) Let him be

    • Snacks13 says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: I had the same problem and moved Rizzo for Lohse in a 10 team league last week after shopping him around quite a bit. I guess that might be an indication of the market

  11. Jay says:
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    Which 2 do you like from this group: Span, Cain, Saunders, Arcia?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia, Span

  12. bossmanjunior says:
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    Missed out on Taveras, but the owner is trying to trade him to me. Asked for Kluber but I of course rejected the offer. Its a shallow league, so there are plenty of interesting young outfielders on the waiver like Ozuna, Arcia, Martin, etc. Would you bother giving up anything of value for Taveras? My weakest pitchers are probably Kuechel, Ventura, and Kazmir. Otherwise I will just use the aforementioned outfielders to fill the void of Myers being on the DL.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold and pick up one of those three you mentioned

  13. Dirt dogs says:
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    Aaron Hill, gyorko or Garrett jones for my ult spot?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gyorko

    • Dirt dogs says:
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      @Dirt dogs: grey??

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Dirt dogs: grey would’ve said Hill for sure.

  14. Swfcdan says:
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    Erv Santana hit the wire, claim him over Vogelsong right?

    Whos my cut: G Richards, Hughhhhes, Beckett, Porcello (mushrooms).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup, Porcello

  15. Carlos Danger says:
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    Who wins this trade: (12 team dynasty h2h):

    Pujols/Springer/Bailey
    Or
    Joey Bats/ MadBum/ Howard .

    Thanks and great shizz as always! You guys crack me up on the TV on the internet radio p

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pujols side

      • Carlos Danger says:
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        @Mike:

        I thought so at first glance but isn’t Bautista>Springer and MadBum>Bailey?
        That leaves Pujols>Howard, so if you upgrade in 2 out of 3 in a trade, is it not worth it? I also have Craig to put at 1B, I would probably drop Howard and stash Singleton. Good move?

        PS- I also wasn’t going to keep Springer, have Trout, Bogaerts, Darvish, Posey, Teheran, Sale and you can only keep 6, if that matters.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          go for it if you have Singleton to replace Howard. Howard was the piece I didn’t like there.

          • Carlos Danger says:
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            @Mike:

            Me too, and I’m a Phillies fan!

            Thanks

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              anytime

  16. Joe says:
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    If you had my team (see below) would you make any of the following trades:

    1. Give McCutchen to get Kershaw
    2. Give Choo, Melky, Teheran to get Kershaw, Ellsbury
    3. (Feel free to make suggestions on what to offer for Kershaw, Sale, or Ellsbury, if anything, those two ideas don’t do it for you)

    12-Team, H2H, 5×5, non-keeper

    My Team

    C – Gomes, 1B – Freeman, 2B – Hill, 3B – Longoria, SS – S.Castro, OF (3) – McCutchen, Choo, Cepesdes, Util (1)– Melky, Bench – Hosmer, Taveras, Rosario (I alternate him with Gomes based on matchups)

    SP – Teheran, Fister, Lynn, Kazmir, Stroman, Wheeler
    RP – Cishek, K-Rod, Frieri
    DL – Cain

    (Thanks!)

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Joe:

      personally, i think you’d have to do:

      2. Give Choo, Melky, Teheran to get Kershaw, Ellsbury

    • @Joe: I like this deal for you:
      2. Give Choo, Melky, Teheran to get Kershaw, Ellsbury

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreed

  17. Redlegs says:
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    Colon, Wheeler, Lincecum, Garza,…. all with 2 starts this week, all available. Who you like best?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wheeler

  18. Donny says:
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    Who would you rather own, a healthy Willingham or your boy Arcia?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia for me

  19. MJ says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto. Bogaerts is currently sitting on waivers. What’s your take on him ROS? i’m considering cutting Gio Gonzalez (no DL spot) or Bruce for him. I’m a little worried about Gio’s shoulder, and Bruce at utility destroying my BA

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Bruce for him, but there should be plenty of pitching in a 10-team league to drop Gio for him.

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

    Bamboo can grow three feet in one day.

    • @JeF With 1 F: Prolly just a coincidence, but I have a cousin who only grew to be 3 feet tall who loves bamboo…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

      • gareth says:
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        Finally – termites don’t like bamboo, so bamboo benches, chairs and tables never get eaten!

    • gareth says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: because of its fast growing nature, it can actually replace alot of products currently made with wood, saving millions of trees in the rainforests which provide a habitat for a plethora of animals.

      So buy bamboo floors fo your home instead of wood floors and help the environment!

      This message was brought to you by Green Kitty.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @gareth: Environmentalists on a fantasy baseball site. Like it!

    • gareth says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Also – Pablo Sandoval loves bamboo.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @gareth: HA…I was going to say termites wont eat it but the fat panda would….you beat me to it

        • gareth says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: The Panda even beat the world wrestling federation for naming rights. Don’t mess with the Panda!

  21. Scooter G says:
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    Good morning Grey

    Could you rank these SP in 5×5 category league ROS?
    Lester, Cole, Bailey, Kennedy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lester, Bailey, Cole, Kennedy

    • vinodole says:
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      @Scooter G: Razzball player page ROS projected values (roughly) says Lester ($18), Bailey ($16), Kennedy ($13.7), Cole ($13.5)

  22. Shibboleth says:
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    Trade non-keeper-able Wacha for keeper Daniel Murphy? I’m firmly in last, no hope for much higher in the standings.

    C: Suzuki/Norris (Wieters)
    1b: Morneau (Singleton)
    2b: Hill
    3b: Alvarez
    SS: segura
    Mi: Wong
    CI: Carter (Medica)
    Of: Choo/Kemp/Holliday/Dickerson/Ozuna (Lake, Polanco)

    Sp: Sanchez/Wacha/Kazmir/Cole/Richards/Hutchinson/(Walker)
    Rp: Janssen/Frieri/Robertson/Britton

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d try to get more for Wacha

  23. Dirtyd says:
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    Polanco or Alex gordon ROS?

  24. KCC26 says:
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    So you approve me trading Blackmon for Gio and Dickerson?

  25. JP says:
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    Trying to fill 3B while Arenado’s out. 20 teamer with both AVG & OPS. Better option, Dominguez or Plouffe? (For every day not just Sundays — otherwise, Duh.)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Dominguez

  26. As the calender turned to June, I am here to applaud all of razzball, especially you, MR Grey Allbright!!

    This is my first full season of razzball and my use of the streamonator and hittertron.

    I have tied my best ever start (set in 2001) in my CBS H2H points league, first place with a 7-2 record..This is my 14th season in this league.

    In my Fox sports 5×5 roto league, I have 78 out of 100 points and a 13 point lead.

    Here’s to Grey, Nick, Sky, J Foh and the rest of the great razzball contributors!!! THANK YOU one and all!!

    You guys are the best, only wished I knew of this site years ago..

    Here’s to continuing a great start to the 2014 fantasy baseball season!!

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

  27. Thomas says:
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    Pick up Dellin Betances in a H2H 12-team league, or no value there?

    • EK says:
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      @Thomas: he gets more points that your 4th/5th starter no?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would

  28. Trade offer in my 10 team roto league

    I give, Josh Hamilton, Matt Holliday, Starling Castro and Oscar T.

    I get, Hanley Rameriz and Jacoby Elsbury

    thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Guessing there are good options on the wire to replace the two extra players in that deal since it’s shallow. I’d do it

  29. EK says:
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    Drop Ervin for Eovaldi or Hughes?
    Mainly for ERA/WHIP

    • @EK: I would hold, Santana is the best of the 3 and on the better team..

  30. Brendan says:
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    15 team points league. Arenado and Springer for Iwakuma. I have Arenado and Springer. Have Trumbo on the DL and Rendon at 3rd right now. 6 starts a week cap and I have Greinke and Wainwright already seeing if it would be a good move to get Iwakuma.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  31. Snake hips says:
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    Positions aside, Who do you like more in a keep forever league? (10-team points) Polanco or Baez?

  32. Five-On-One says:
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    Grey – I’ve Gotta ask about Miller. Was your blurb 100% joke, or was there an element of just maybe, maybe, this guy will start hitting like you expected? He had two hits Friday night and a HR on Sunday. I drafted him and dropped him long ago, have grabbed guys like Wong and AssCab to fill in at MI (I also drafted some guy named Gyorko – don’t know who thought that was a good idea). Am I feeling some hope that Miller is turning his season around, or is that just gas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: He has the talent that I thought he did in March, that wasn’t a mirage, he was just struggling… He can be much better and could turn his season around, but I’d like to see more than one weekend…

  33. EK says:
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    Would you rather own W Davis or Mejia for H2H points leagues? 12 teams 5 moves/week. Or stream the spot? I would own Betances over both but he gone.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mejia

  34. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, buy low opp for Scherzer or do you think he has probs?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d buy

  35. natural says:
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    i have cano and cruz in my weekly league.

    my replacements are wong and kole calhoun.

    do i roll with cano or wong? cruz or calhoun?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still go with Cano and Cruz

      • natural says:
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        yeah i figure 3 or 4 games from crzy could be as productive as a whole week from calhoun. and then i could just wait and see if cano is starting tonight and plug wong in for the week if he isn’t

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Good idea

  36. kyle kendrick says:
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    Keeper League $325 budget.. pretty much out of it right now was offered:

    my anibal sanchez at $16 for his Shelby Miller ($6) and Starling Marte ($1)

    or

    Anibal for Miller and Heyward (12)

    All players will increase by +$3

    Which deal is better if either?

    Or should I just hold anibal and flip Samardizja (13) instead?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like both, prefer the Heyward deal.

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Mike: Keep Samardizja then I assume?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          if you can flip Shark in that deal instead of Sanchez, go for it, but he may not go for it

  37. kyle kendrick says:
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    Alright to drop Desmond Jennings for Yelich?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold Jennings

  38. Dom says:
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    What’s going on with Jay Bruce? Should I put him on the bench and start Oswaldo Arcia?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure, bench him.

  39. Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaaay, Pretty Good says:
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    Grey,

    Your love for Brantley is only exceeded by my love for young supple baseball players. Think of me as a fantasy baseball cougar, so long as that doesn’t turn you on too much.

    Anyhoo, I’m in last place of a 5×5 dynasty league, and thinking of cashing in for the future. I was offered Brantley for Gregory Polanco, both of which are at $1. For months I’ve been waiting to plaster posters all over my walls of Polanco’s first home run, first steal, first wink at the camera that I know was really directed at me. (I know, I have a problem) But on the other hand, Brantley is producing in the real, non-theoretical-upside world.

    So, who is the more dynasty worthy keeper?

  40. ryan says:
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    Keeper League, we get to keep 7 at auction value.

    My possible keepers:
    trout($52) Goldschmidt ($11)
    harper ($34) Choo ($10)
    hanley ($23) pence ($10)
    miggy ($39) Harvey ($10)
    rizzo ($10)

    believe it or not, another team in the league has better keepers than above. I’m in win mode this year, last place team is asking for a blockbuster trade. I need steals and runs scored the most.

    his offer: trout (52$) goldy ($11) harvey ($10) FOR Votto ($36) carlos gonzalez ($47) ellsbury ($22) kershaw ($36) altuve ($8)

    i feel like i can reek havoc with my current keepers above, and that i’m giving up up too much to a team in last when i really only need steals/runs scored. I really dont want to deal goldschmidt at such an incredible value. I dont think i need kershaw (pitching= grienke/shields/bailey/lester/kluber/wilson/kennedy with 1100 innings cap).

    should i get kershaw?
    should I make that trade?

    also thinking of offering harvey/choo + (possibly someone else) for ellsbury/altuve see if he’d go for it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold and try the other deal for Ells/Altuve

  41. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Starting all these guys tomorrow? 14 team 5×5 standard roto

    Wheeler @CHC
    Floyd vs. SEA
    Jaime Garcia vs. KC
    Anibal vs. TOR

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup

  42. Phil of the Future says:
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    How’s it hangin’, Greyjoy

    16 team H2H, weekly lock. Torn between two starts, sitting one.

    Garrett Richards at Hou, but he really looked lost last time out, couldn’t get out of the first. I still like him, but it feels like sometimes he has no clue where his pitches are going.

    Jesse Chavez at Yankees. Love the guy, drafted him even. But I feel like he’s slooowly morphing into a pumpkin and I don’t know if it happens in New York this week.

    So anyway, penny for your thoughts….

    P.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sit Chavez

  43. Big Money Matt says:
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    Buenos días Grey,

    How much do you believe in the buy/sell tool when it comes to top players? For example, according to the tool, Miguel Cabrera will be #1 ROS vs Auschizz who is expected to finish around 20th-below his pre-rank of 3rd overall. Would you trade Auschizz for Cabrera straight up if you could? What about Stanton for McCutchen? I’m looking for opportunities to buy low/sell high with top guys but I wonder if it is just splitting hairs within the top 20 or so players. What do you think?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the BuySellaTops since it’s based of of projections, but I can’t speak for Grey on that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Money Matt: I’d take Miggy over Goldy and Stanton over McCutchen, they’re all close and it’s splitting hairs

  44. Kc says:
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    Myers dropped in my league. Is he still worth the pick up? Or is he FA material now? BTW, my OFs are Rios, Heyward, and Springer.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      DL stash? sure

  45. Diamond Powered Zeppelins says:
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    Everything I have read indicates that Stroman will remain in the rotation and start this Friday against the Cardinals. Is there something that I missed that says he will be sent back down to Buffalo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I saw they sent Hendricks down, looks good for Stroman

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: sounds like they’re going to keep Stroman in the rotation.

  46. IrishArmos says:
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    ‘Fifteen years ago, there was an unreported nuclear explosion when the Dominican Republic was testing arms. A scientist was able to rescue one small child who was working in one of numerous Dominican baseball sweat shops. The scientist renamed this boy OZUNA aka Black Godzilla.’

    How do you come up with this stuff!? You freebasing with that vape? This reminds me of one of my favorite Grey player write ups. Back in ’10 on on Strasburg –

    ‘The Nats will probably bring Stephen Strasburg into Washington in the bubble car with the albino John Lannan charged with throwing rose petals at his feet. This was recently overheard in the Nats bathroom sometime in the near future, “Um, John, do you think you can stop with the petals?” “Stephen, it’s my duty.” “Yeah, well, this is my doodie and I’m going to be about 20 minutes.” “Fair enough, sire!”’

    Keep it up, Grey, funny stuff as usual

  47. FLOW says:
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    Thoughts on Rub-a- dub ? Rubby , Mchugh or STroman ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Great start, but against a bad offense. I like Stroman of that group

  48. sniff test says:
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    Stroman or Pomeranz?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stroman

  49. Shaggy says:
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    Weekly league – start Ozuna and sit Kemp? Ozuna’s got some tough matchups this week with Cobb, Archer, Price and those Cubbie guys.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Prefer Kemp

  50. The Thumb says:
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    Better hot bat for the next week: Khris or willingham?
    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Khris

  51. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Need to drop Rendon or Bogaerts to activate Abreu from the DL. Drop Rendon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Damn. I guess Rendon

  52. mcBlunty says:
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    been offered Dee Gordon for Ryu, my current 2b is A Rendon, I have plenty of speed with Marte, Hamilton, Rios and Andrus, should I make this trade?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you don’t need speed, no.

  53. Gator says:
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    What are your very early projections for Taveras in 2015? Trying to determine if I should keep him for 2015 or trade him now during all the call-up hype.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d keep him. He has 20 homer power and the ability to hit for a high average to boot.

  54. Steve D. says:
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    Been offered Segura for my Anibal Sanchez (who I picked up from the wire after someone cut him before his DL stint, for some reason). I’d love to get some steals out of my middle infield slot, and right now Alcides Escobar is there.

    Take the deal? Or try and bring him down a little (Cole Hamels instead)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Escobar has 15 steals, no? Still like Segura, but I’d try to get him for less.

  55. Phil Packer says:
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    Kipnis or Aluve in Dynasty League?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kipnis

  56. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper (HR, R, RBI, OBP & SB)

    struggling at 1B (Hosmer). Duda is available so is G Jones, had him on Sat and dropped him for Plouffe yesterday, cause my 3rd situation is not good. Arencido on DL, can’t trust Machado yet, picked up my Chisenhall last week who also has 1B/3B eligibity. Would have to drop someone for Duda AGAIN? I kept Heyward and Hosmer. Is Duda worth owning, he has 8 HR with 153 ABs

    My roster is below:
    McCann, Brian(C) NYY
    Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Plouffe, Trevor(3B) MIN
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL – DL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think you need Duda.

  57. papasmurf says:
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    I am just hoping Shark punches out Starlin Castro or something to get himself traded out of CHC.

    The best offer I’ve gotten for Shark is Tommy Hunter AFTER he lost his closer gig. Jose Valverde was also another one that I got offered not once but twice. (I punted saves so they assumed I am desperate) Not much of a market.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I had trouble getting much for Shark also, even before the blowup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, those are terrible trades

  58. Tyler Marty says:
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    Sir, I have 4 outfielders: J. Upton, J. Heyward, O. Taveras, and K. Davis. I don’t want to carry a 5th outfielder and I don’t want to drop Taveras (long time keeper league). Would you drop Davis for Corey Dickerson?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      No, I’d hold.

  59. Ron says:
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    Please rank’em for Roto OBP: Cain, Span, Saunders, Willingham

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Willingham, Span, Cain, Saunders

  60. Big WilyMoPena Style says:
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    My team sucks. I’m in last place. Any suggestions from the commentators here is appreciated.

    C Sal Perez
    1b Paul Goldschmidt
    2b Robinson Cano
    3b Todd Frazier (RZimmerman DL)
    ss Jean Segura
    OF Matt Holliday
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Justin Upton
    U Brett Gardner
    U Marcell Ozuna
    DL AJ Pollock
    Min John Singleton

    P Grant Balfour
    P Jesse Chavez
    P Sonny Gray
    P Corey Kluber
    P Collin McHugh
    P Jenrry Mejia
    P Addison Reed
    P Gio Gonzalez (DL)
    P Rick Porcello
    P Ervin Santana
    P Zach Wheeler
    P James Paxton (DL)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      You’re in last? Stay the course, man. That’s a good team IMO. You won’t get fair value for guys like Holliday or Cano if you try to trade them anyway.

    • Ben. says:
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      @Big WilyMoPena Style: How are you in last?? How many teams are in this league, 6?

      • Big WilyMoPena Style says:
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        @Ben.: 10 team league, mixed rosters, 5×5 standard cats. I have no idea. I’m getting desperate.

  61. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, who will you start tomorrow (W + QS league)? Pick the best two you like. Thanks.

    Haren vs CHC ($17.4)
    Bailey vs SF ($16.2)
    Zimmermann vs PHI ($15.4)
    Cole vs SD ($12.2)
    Garcia vs KC ($10.7)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bailey and Cole

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: How about Haren? Seems CHC’s recent hitting is not so well.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          can’t go wrong there either, just my preference if I have to pick 2

  62. L-Boogie says:
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    I have Bellasario. Should I stash Webb or Cody Allen on my bench? I know Allen appears to be the closer but his outings seem to be as us as Bellasario’s.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Allen

  63. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick one for a bench bat in a 16 Team H2H:

    Boneface
    Villar
    Arcia
    Brown
    Venable
    Dickerson
    Ethier

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

  64. cubsin2020 says:
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    Is Gyorko giving out free handies in the Razzball parking lot? I’ve been holding this guys junk for 54 games. Waiting patiently for him to come around. Please tell me it’s okay to let go!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Haha, it’s okay to let go.

  65. Scott says:
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    Help please. How do I tell on Stream-0-Nator if it’s a good start or bad? Do I look at $ value? If so what’s a good $ value and what is not so good?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      $8 is considered an “average” start

  66. Holey Benzino says:
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    I need a 3B until Arenado is back. Chisenhall, Solarte, McGehee, or Plouffe?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Chis

  67. Symptom of the Universe says:
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    Was on trip for work all week and NFBC app doesn’t let you do free agents. Glitchy full NFBC site wouldn’t let me go into free agent bidding page on Android regular browser, Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla (tried all of them it was that fucking important). Couldn’t get in before 9:00 p.m. central time deadline. Did I miss out on not being able to pick up Oswaldo Arcia by dropping AJ Pollock? Willingham and Dom Brown were also picked up, though I won’t lose as much sleep over that. On a lesser note, I was possibly thinking of dropping Grandal for another catcher and Jaso, Zunino, and Russell Martin were picked up this week, but when time was of the essence Oswaldo the Lucky Rabbit was the apple of my eye. Team looks like this:

    2 C: Grandal and Suzuki
    1B/3B/CI/UT: Au Schizz/Donaldson/Alvarez/Chisenhall
    2B/SS/MI: Rendon, Andrelton, Gyorko
    5 OF: Heyward, Yelich, Revere, Duda, Castellanos

    SP: Strasburg, Sale, Samardizjia, Gray, Quintana, Simon
    RP: Frieri, Rondon, Qualls

    Bench: Votto, Moreland, Pollock, Cody Allen, Archer, Cashner, Melancon

    Should I maybe hold onto Pollock or did I miss out a lot by not being able to pick up Arcia, Willingham, Dom Brown, Ethier, or Michael Saunders? Cory Dickerson wasn’t picked up this week and Venable and Matt Joyce were dropped. Drew Smyly also dropped.

    Did a cursory glance and it seems like Cody Allen closing. Was thinking of dropping Melancon, would he have been a good drop candidate for some of those other players I listed or Castellanos good enough for 5th OF? Lastly, Moreland or Chisenhall at UT?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d pick up Arcia and Allen. Chis at UTIL

      • Symptom of the Universe says:
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        @Mike:

        Thank you!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  68. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    WTF is Gyorko’s deal? Would you drop either him or Hill for Bogaerts or Kendrys?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bogaerts

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Mike: Drop Gyorko or Hill?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Gyorko

          • malamoney

            malamoney says:
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            @Mike: Done. Good riddance Gyrk.

  69. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Drop any (or all) of Billy Butler, Eaton, or Gyorko for Calhoun, Revere, Baez or Willingham?

    Should I be stashing Alex Meyer yet? I’m a little bit concerned about Ventura ROS.

    Thanks again!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold. Little early for Meyer.

  70. GG says:
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    which side do you like better?

    Cueto and Melky or Wainwright

    • GG says:
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      @GG: 5×5 with OPS. rest of SP and OF looks like this:

      Darvish, Tanaka, Cueto, Cole, Archer, Fister, Heaney(m)

      Bautista, Puig, Melky, RZimm(dl), KDavis, Yelich, Arcia

      plenty of depth at OF, and thinking of improving SP??

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Plenty of pitching there too. I’d hold.

  71. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve been trying for pretty much the whole season to trade for Teheran in a keeper league. I’ve even offered up Sale for him straight up. Shot down. Who gets the better end of that deal?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d want Sale.

  72. malen says:
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    Anyone have thoughts on a proposed Verlander for Anibal trade?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malen: I’d take Anibal

  73. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Great write-up as always.

    Another week, another .150 BA and 1 RBI from Gyorko. Please please please tell me when can we drop this mother eFFer and pick up someone like Lowrie or Ackley?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I guess for Lowrie

  74. Bryan says:
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    Would you take a chance on trading for Gio Gonzales? I need a pitcher and was offered my Ortiz for his Gio.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold Ortiz

  75. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    So ive lost 3 in a row by not many points and i blame it on Cargo and the bum Smyly..i was playing Smyly in the RP spot but dropped him this week for Britton so going forward i will be rolling with actual relief pitchers and not starters in the RP spot..my question is I have Britton and Doolittle which i think will suffice but yesterday some knucklehead dropped K-Rod and im sure i can submit a claim on him and get him or should i save it…last 3 weeks he has fell off but before that he was putting up big points…its a 10 team h2h points league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d grab him

  76. Lville Jim says:
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    I’m pretty sure my dynasty league keeper Nick Franklin got an invite in the mail from Mostsuckass to join the Quad-A club. Will have to start checking his letters like a prison guard.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Haha

  77. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5.

    Sonny Gray and Ryan Zimmerman or Homer Bailey and Cespedes?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bailey side

  78. puigleague choo says:
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    Any thoughts on Rubby De La Rosa?
    He was the crown jewel of that huge LA-Boston trade (from the LA side). Close to a 9k/9, and regularly touches 100mph. I remember feeling like that was the only part of the trade that was going to bite the dodgers in the ass down the road.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Great start but against a bad offense.

      • puigleague choo says:
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        @Mike:
        So, you’re saying wait and see?
        I just find it odd that no one’s drooling over his upside… He profiles as good, if not better than a Trevor Bauer… As is often the case, I must be missing something.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, wait and see in 12-team mixed. add in deeper

  79. Takada says:
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    Who wins this deal in an 12 team OBP

    Votto/Bourn/Homey Bailey

    vs

    Kipnis/Ozuna/Cashner/Betances

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Votto side in OBP

  80. Jake the snake says:
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    Howdy grey!

    This is for a 10 tm h2h points/ redraft / weekly lock league.

    Lol I have a feeling other owners are going to send me trade proposals soon; I have springer, polanco & just added taveras- other OF is Matt Holliday, pence, Michael Brantley. Would you sit Brantley for taveras this week? Or play taveras at utility instead of Dee Gordon?

    Next, would you drop Jhonny peralta or Dee Gordon? Or both? I want to add zach wheeler for his two starts this week plus he looks to be playing better, & another bat; Adam laroche, Wong, everth Cabrera, Kyle seager, Brett lawrie- this would be for IF slot since that’s where I have peralta , I know peralta does have some pop but he’s been ice cold.

    Keep or drop Dunn- it would be Moreland if I do, I wanted Lind but someone already nabbed Lind, ah shucks!

    Thanks again!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t sit Brantley or Gordon. Keep Dunn. Drop Peralta to add Wheeler.

      • Jake the snake says:
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        @Mike:

        Thank you mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  81. Rags says:
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    Deep points league with heavy emphasis on hits:

    Drop Swisher, Beltran or James Jones for Stephen Drew or stand pat?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stand pat

      • Rags says:
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        @Mike: Same league, which btw is a keeper league. Which deal is best?

        a) Odor @ 6 and Aoki @ 11 for Nelson Cruz @ 7
        b) Arenado @ 9 and Aoki @ 11 for Encarnacion @ 30
        c) Stand Pat.

        I’ve got Beltran and Swisher on the DL right now, so I’d roll with a waiver fill-in for my roster hole until one of them gets back. The league has two DL spots and deep benches, so the injuries aren’t hurting me too much right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B

          • Rags says:
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            @Grey: Still do it if I have to throw in Beltran @9 too?

            Guy is asking for Arenado and Longoria which is a bit much I think.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  82. Wilsonian says:
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    Koehler, Porcello, Stroman – Pick 2

    H2H – W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Koehler, Stroman

  83. BluePulaski says:
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    10-team keeper leauge, H2H (keep 15 straight up)

    My OF is stacked with Trout, Harper, McCutch, Stanton, J. Upside

    I have Shelby and Yordano…both still have upside but downsides too.

    1. What do you think of me offering: My Shelby, Yordano, Britton for Taveras, Lohse?
    2. Also, though there is risk with TJS, do you think Matt Harvey has a great chance of coming back to dominate a la Waino, Strasburg?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Harvey and I’m stashing him in one keeper. I’d trade those guys for Taveras and Lohse, sure.

  84. J Boy says:
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    I’m in a 14 team roto keeper and have the chance to trade either Wacha (own him for the next 5 years) or Strasburg (the next 3 years) for Ryu/Bryce (who id have for the next 2 years after this season). Wacha/Stras are also double digit round references while Bryce would be a 6th or 4th. I’m leaning towards a no bc Bryce basically hasn’t proved a thing while Wacha and Strasburg have. What are your thoughts? Thanks Grey!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d trade pitching for Bryce. Plus you get a decent arm in return.

  85. Gene Parmesan says:
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    I’m in last place in a 10-team H2H keeper league where you get to keep six players come season’s end (must keep at least two hitters and two pitchers) and have already started the process of rebuilding for next year. I traded George Springer yesterday for Machado, Sale and Wacha. I already have Harper and Myers taking up my two DL spots and now just have Arenado eating up a bench spot. No exactly killing me, but is Arenado droppable in a 10-team format given he won’t be back from the DL till after the All-Star break. Try to get something of value for him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him if you are rebuilding, and you won’t get fair value for him right now.

      • Gene Parmesan says:
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        @Mike: I agree that Arenado won’t fetch a fair value in return right now, but I’m not going to keep him over Machado at 3B come season’s end so was contemplating cutting bait with him. Which two would you want to keep out of Sale, Teheran, Wacha and Minor? Thanks Mike. Appreciate your analysis.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Sale and Wacha…

          no problem man

  86. allen says:
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    12 team h2h..pick two..

    Gallardo
    Quintana
    Aj burnett
    Elias

    Thanks for the read!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Burnett, Quintana

  87. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    what does santanas return mean for chisenhall’s playing time?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      could stilll get reps at 3B/1B/DH

      • gareth says:
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        Chisenhall has also been doing reps in the outfield, and francona has suggested he’ll get a few starts there once Swisher and Santana return.

  88. Rumpelstiltskin says:
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    ROS: Ozuna or K. Davis

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna

  89. Miz says:
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    Is Yordana Ventura worth a start this week? Hes on the waiver wire and I can drop Pineda for him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, but long term I’d be concerned

  90. c0wfunk says:
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    Ciao – thanks as always for the rundown.. Got a trade offer, my teheran for his Springer + Beckett.. With Bruce slacking and Jones not giving much power I could probably use the boost. Would you go for it?

    12 team h2h cats w/ 25 man teams.

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @c0wfunk: The rest of my staff is cobb, bailey, cashner, ventura, chavez, skaggs, jaime garcia, niese, and elias right now

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go for it

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Mike: Gonna pull the trigger. followup- which of the pitchers listed above would you drop to make the roster work? Skaggs?

        • c0wfunk says:
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          @c0wfunk: (and thanks :)

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @c0wfunk: nm. I can let go of Cron now that Abreu is back; gonna hold the pitchers. Thanks!

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            anytime. I’d drop Niese before Skaggs

  91. Broman says:
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    Lackey or Phil Hughes ROS? Weird league with Wins, Losses, Walks, Ks, WHIP and ERA all as categories. Also getting real sick of Hosmer, is it understandable to drop him for Michael Morse?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lackey. Hold Hosmer

      • Broman says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  92. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    When I saw Nelson Cruz’s stat line with DAY TO DAY listed and then saw he had his first steal of the year – I thought NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…

    I just told a friend in the league how happy I was that Cruz WASN’T running this year because he almost always has hamstring issues. So here I was first bummed that my guy got a steal last night and thrilled that it was a hand issue that made him day to day. Nelson – you are needed for your bat! STOP RUNNING!!!!!!!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I was watching the game, it was a double steal. I wouldn’t be too worried about it. Doubt he gets more than a handful all year.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Wilsonian: Phew! Good. Thanks for the information. Much of the appeal with Cruz a few years back was his 15 steal potential to go with his power. Now – just give me that power.

  93. Boomer19 says:
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    Morning Mike. I was offered Dee Gordon and Cody Allen for my David Wright. Stand pat with Wright or make the change? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold unless you are desperate for steals

  94. Johnny Podres says:
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    Cano/Cingrani for Scherzer/McHugh———–which side?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cano

  95. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Heaney Watch:

    CRAPTASTIC: 6IP 11Hits 5ER 1BB 4K against one of the lesser teams in AAA. Had he had a nice start he would have likely seen a call-up for the Marlins after they were swept by the Braves at home over the weekend. Now that call-up is likely delayed and maybe with good reason.

    • Boomer19 says:
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      Damn. Was hoping for big things out of him. Not big era and whip.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        That blows

      • GG says:
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        @Boomer19: didn’t Trevor Bauer get blown up on his last AAA start? Also it was a high altitude venue so i’m not sure. the kid has been dominating up until this point and even the best starters have a blow up game (eh hem, Wainwright). I dunno, not ready to raise the white flag on Heiney just yet. not that you’re suggesting that… maybe i’m just talking myself off the ledge here. ; )

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @GG: GG – I am with you, man. Not in any sort of white flag panic. More just bummed that such a start could delay his call up a few weeks. I do trust him more than Bauer.

  96. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Great tip on Lowrie, since I might need some backup for Cano… Would you drop Eaton, Cain, Motte or Ottavino to grab him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cain

  97. Tim says:
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    Hi guys – daily reader, first time poster. I’m in a 14-team 5×5 Auction Keeper (no bench)…….wondering if I should cut bait with Smyly? I have him at a favourable contract ($1), but he’s been killing me lately. I have Wheeler & Bauer as “rookies”, and will need to start their service clock at some point this season……would dropping Smyly for one of these guys (leaning Wheeler) make sense at this point? Or should I hold Smyly at this point?

    Thanks for any & all advice!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would for Wheeler

  98. Ben. says:
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    Jose Altuve or Brandon Phillips?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Altuve

  99. Titsburgh Feelers says:
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    Wait on Heaney or drop for DeGrom in redraft? Not in dire need of pitching at the moment. Thanks Grey!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d wait on him.

  100. ERad says:
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    Ventura or Lohse ROS? 10 team K/9 league

    Thanks as always!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lohse, the injury bothers me.

    • Busher says:
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      @<a href="#@ERad: comment-2236213″>malamoney: Ventura. Wait until we have more information. If he’s healthy, he’s still a lottery ticket.

  101. Ben. says:
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    When do you think we see Javier Baez in the majors? All-Star Break-ish?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that sound about right, seems like he still has some things to figure out in Triple-A

  102. chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Who at catcher till santanas back. Gomes, Gattis, or McCann. And Escobar or Cabrera at ss. Im dead last in avg but that should turn around now that a few of my bats got going and my .150avg guy is on the DL!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gattis, Escobar

  103. kyle kendrick says:
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    Keuchel ($1) and Ortiz ($)7 for Sonny Gray ($1)

    out of it and trying to stock up on players for next year

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @kyle kendrick: Also was just offered Upton ($27) for Shelby Miller ($1) and Heyward ($12)

      $325 budget

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I’d hold on both.

  104. Todd says:
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    Do you think Brad Miller’s struggles are behind him? He hit 3-for-14 during this homestand. Would you take a flyer on him and drop Bonifacio?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d let him cook a little longer before I grabbed him in 12-team mixed

    • gareth says:
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      Ha! 3 for 14 is an improvement to get you interested?

  105. ManuteBologna says:
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    Pick up and hold any of these guys? Or mix and match based on matcup? Drop would be Tex – I have plenty at CI and UTIL but need wins and whip

    Beckett (next start Wed @ CWS)
    Jaime Garcia (next start Tue vs KC)
    McHugh (next start Tue vs LAA)
    Wheeler (next start Tue @ChC)

    So who do you pick for next start? Who do I want long term?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mchugh and Wheeler

  106. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    In a league with deep benches, who would you rather have stashed on your bench in a 8×8 H2H league, where the extra hitting categories are doubles, triples and OBP.

    Kole Calhoun or Domonic Brown?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Calhoun

      • Howie Met Your Mother says:
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        @GREY

        Agree/disagree?

        @Mike:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree

          • Howie Met Your Mother says:
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            @Grey:

            Thank you both!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  107. Oz says:
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    Few people were more excited about Taveras than me. I’ve been holding him since Nov 2012. That’s longer than my longest relationship with a girl lol. Obviously I don’t want my gf to know that…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: Ha

  108. Ez Doez It says:
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    Deep League – 14 teams / 28 man roster.

    Who do you like in MI: Aviles, Miller or Owings?

    Pick 2 – Dickenson, Bourne, Dominic Brown, Garrett Jones, or Saunders?

    Pick 1 – Pomeranz, Kuroda, Woods, Vogelsong, Wheeler? Should I stash Tajuan Walker? Have weak pitching staff in a Wins/K/ERA/WHIP/K9/OPS league?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Owings
      Dickerson, Brown
      Wheeler, stash Walker

  109. Oz says:
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    Drop Chisenhall for Singleton? My other 3B is Xander Bog and Ryan Zimmerman and my 1B are Freeman and Abreu.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold, Don’t really need him.

  110. Thomas says:
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    Would you pair Dellian and Wade Davis in a 12-team H2H?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

      • Thomas says:
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        @Mike:

        Just would be hard to justify holding two SP spots where I could use them for streaming?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          true, if I had to pick one it would be Betances. good K numbers from both though, and maybe better ratios than streamers that tank

  111. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    How are you? Someone traded me Adam Jones AND Brett Lawrie for my Khris Davis!!! I accepted immediately, only 2 objections thus far. He’s been decidedly better in May and should bust out in June, right? This is a complete no-brainer, slam dunk trade, am I right or what?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    PS I asked hitter-tron and the seasonal play rater and ESPN, they all gave me one thumb up but need your thumb up too because it makes all warm inside.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice trade

  112. goodfold2 says:
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    15 team roto, with 35 moves left, somebody just dropped wheeler after his great start that everybody’s going crazy over around here. 1.drop any of porcello/liriano for him? 2.or could drop franco and stash morales in NA slot instead of bench and just grab wheeler. have 8 starters but am more than 28 innings under projected AND have those 35 pickups basically hamstringing me from streaming weaker pitchers or really benching underperformers. at 1st/3rd and corner, i have all of these due to losing zimmerman/fielder: zimmerman (coming off soon possibly alleviating any need for franco)/franco/asche (DL)/juan f/ike d./morales.gyorko(also 2b and MI). OPS/k to bb/QS/ league. thanks. surprised wheeler dropped in this league with trashy pitchers in free agency.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      this one…
      2.or could drop franco and stash morales in NA slot instead of bench and just grab wheeler

  113. Take 2 says:
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    Which waste of an outfielder is more worthy of dropping in a 12 man league: Alfonso Soriano, or “Sir” Domonic Brown

    Also, since I have Dee Gordon and Reyes at SS, would swapping either of them with a SS-needy team for Votto or VMart (and Villar for insurance) be worth considering? Currently starting LaRoche over Hosmer’s worthless ass

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Soriano

      I’d go after Votto with Gordon if you have some speed

  114. Wake Up says:
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    Just picked up Derek Jeter and Bobby Abreu…also just picked up an Ipod and signed up for Myspace!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Don’t tell me what happens and the end of Jurassic Park. I just snagged it at Blockbuster Video.

      • gareth says:
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        They have Jurassic park at Borders too (for $39.99 plus tax).

        I wonder why they ever went out of business?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Nice grabs! I’d look at a Zune though

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: True. Are Ipods still relevant?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, and I just had lunch in the Myspace courtyard with Tom…

          • Carnac says:
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            Flashes in the pan, both. I’m keeping my mini disc player.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wondering if I should switch from my floppy disks. I’ll hang up and wait for your answer.

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Hang on…I’m dialing the operator…

                • Carnac says:
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                  Sorry, what? My mom picked up the phone while your comment was downloading.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I can’t talk now, dinner time… Cya round like a donut!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You best call 411!

  115. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    My OFers is: Ellsbury, Cespedes, Springer, Taveras, Kemp,Blackmon, plus Myers and Trumbo on the DL. While I do have 2 UTIL slots, that’s still more than I need.. Debating shopping a few for a SP (our league has IP as a scoring category, so more pitchers is always good)…

    Would Myers+Kemp be overpaying for Price (gambling on him correcting his HR rate; his K/BB is solid)? Should I part with Blackmon instead? Not sure how to rank Myers, Kemp, Blackmon…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I could see swapping Myers/Blackmon for Price with that outfield.

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Mike: So you would rank Blackmon lower than Kemp?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah I’d rather have Kemp

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            plus you’ll get more for Blackmon right now, I’d bet

            • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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              @Mike: Oh, forgot, also have Alex Gordon…So that further solidifies I can spare OFers…. Would you throw him into the trade instead? Or since he’s started hitting, hold him?

  116. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, 10team roto 5×5… Hill or Lowrie ROS?

    Thank u!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lowrie

  117. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Is Gerrit Cole getting two starts this week?

    • John says:
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      @malamoney: At this point no, with thursday off and a tuesday start.

  118. Wild trade offer in my 14-Team H2H league, would love your thoughts…

    Team A gives Taveras, Wacha, Buxton

    Team B gets: Rios, Pence, K. Jansen, P. Alvarez, Wainwright, Scherzer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      B side

  119. Duke says:
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    Picked up Tavares and Polanco and with Abreu coming back today feel like I have too many hitters in a h2h. I can keep the OFs in the 20th rd next year and Abreu in the 7th but can only keep two for a max of 3 yrs. I’m solid at OF and CI anyways on this team so who should I look to move for a good SP? Or trade Pujols, Rizzo, Yelich or Alex Gordon. Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d try to trade one of the two youngsters since their value is sky-high right now without even playing yet

  120. John says:
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    Need to drop one to fill lineup 2 dl spots 3 dls

    walker myers harper, mejia lackey eovaldi….ugggh trying to make trade today but if not who?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eovaldi

  121. gareth says:
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    When I hear his name, I picture a fat trailer trash woman sprawled on her couch barking at her son Cole to grab the out of reach remote control for her “Gerrit Cole!”

  122. Vernon says:
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    Good Oasis reference!

  123. The Big Yabu says:
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    “Day-to-day” injuries suck in weekly lineup leagues —
    Can Posey and Pedroia be trusted this week?
    Backups are Mesoraco and Prado

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah that’s tricky. I’d still roll with the DTD guys

  124. Shark says:
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    I have a guy interested in Longoria and I feel like I can move him for pitching since I have Frazier who has been playing better than him and now Springer and Tavaras for Util spots. Which move is better?

    Longoria for Shields
    Longoria for Bailey and Bogaerts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bailey/Bogaerts

  125. DL Haven says:
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    I know everyone hates catcher talk as do I however….
    With Santana not coming back until possibly Friday, would adding Jaso make sense in a 12 team Head to Head league?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, but I wouldn’t drop Santana for him

  126. Picard56 says:
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    Hey Grey, Start Moreanu or Juan Francisco this week?

    Morneau is home all week, faces two lefties over the weekend in Kershaw and Ryu.

    Francisco is on the road against Detroit and home against STL. Faces only one lefty(sits).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Morneau

  127. GG says:
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    Which side do you like?

    Tanaka and Bautista or McCutchen

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bautista side

  128. Chris says:
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    About Taveras.

    You say he’s a free-swinging mini-Vlad.

    But Karabell at ESPN speculates that Taveras should have a higher average than Springer this year because Taveras “boasts excellent plate discipline.”

    Wildly divergent descriptions! What’s the scooper, pooper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      my two cents…he’s free swinging but still makes contact. He’s aggressive but covers a ton of the plate, so the two ideas don’t necessarily have to be opposed

      • Paul C. says:
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        @Mike: Mike, I like your stuff but this one is off. You can correct his statement to something like “his great sense of the strike zone” or “his ability to recognize pitches he can handle” and distinguish them that way, but I’m afraid “excellent plate discipline” in the normally-accepted and commonly-used sense — he lays off difficult pitches — is “necessarily opposed” to free swinger. I will assume that you, as a matter of professional courtesy, are willing to give Mr. Karabell (he still writes about fantasy? do the other ESPN guys from the turn of the 21st century still write? a relic of the fantasy stone age) the benefit of the doubt. That is big of you, and I will join you in that effort. But let’s at least correct it and say that he means what I said above and not “plate discipline” in the normal sense. His BB% is projected at about 5.5% by both the systems shown on Fangraphs, so free swinger seems much more accurate. He’s still valuable, but he doesn’t walk much, and he’ll swing at pitcher’s pitches. He just hits them.

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Chris:

      I wonder how Cram would answer this?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Nightpandas: Haha. I would do the Aflac duck. The question is flawed in that the second point is not a wildly divergent description from the first tenet

        • Chris says:
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          @Cram It:

          OK – I agree that it’s not “wildly” divergent – but I think that “having excellent plate discipline” means that you swing at strikes and you take balls, and you consistently can tell the difference.

          Swinging at pitches out of the strike zone – even if you have a high contact rate – does not to me scream out “excellent plate discipline.” Maybe great coverage, maybe great ability to make contact, but NOT great “discipline.” In fact, it seems the very opposite of discipline.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Keith Law also calls him a young Vlad Guerrero, FWIW

          • Paul C. says:
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            @Chris: Chris, didn’t see this reply before. I completely agree. Grey’s description is much more correct. I am still amazed Karabell is still actively writing about fantasy. Not that he’s bad — that’s just a really long tenure for a fantasy writer. At least 15 years.

  129. poundsand says:
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    Go with SON on these?
    Odorizzi vs MIA (17.9)
    Bedard vs SEA (11.4)
    McCarthy vs ATL (11.2)
    Jackson vs NYM (10.6)
    Lincecum @ CIN (10.1)

    Would you start Lincecum @ CIN in 12 team H2H pts leagues?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t dig the Odorizzi start as much as SON does. Yes on Lincecum

  130. GG says:
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    keeper league, Arcia or KDavis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

  131. Spackler says:
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    Is no one else having trouble with their yahoo league page? Keeps freezing in Chrome. Friggin yahoo.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: same thing as me. whole world actually it’s known as “error 4″. switch your emails to “basic setting” under settings.

  132. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Would you rather have Bogaerts or Kris Bryant on your bench? Who will put up better fantasy numbers this season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bogaerts

  133. Jon says:
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    Was Ottavino being used in a save situation yesterday? Is that a good sign for him, or is it a worse sign that he blew it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      a little both, I’d imagine

  134. Dirt Nasty says:
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    Would you trade Grilli for Tavares?

    I’d have to pick up another closer, but might be worth it. Thoughts?

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Dirt Nasty:

      A guy in a Yahoo Public league offered me his Grilli for my Taveras offer over the weekend. I turned it down.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if there’s other closers available, sure

      • Dirt Nasty says:
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        @Mike: Ok, its done!

        thanks guys

  135. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Would you trade Cespedes and Gerrit Cole for Bumgarner in a H2H points league?

    Or how about Cole and Bruce for Price?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold on both

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Mike: How about Cespedes and Sonny Gray for Wainwright?

  136. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Josh Hamilton owners who are aware that he comes back Tuesday might not know that he had two rehab starts over the weekend where he went 4 for 9 with a double and a run scored. Let’s hope he can stay healthy for…48 hours. Then maybe we can trade him.

  137. Pistol Pete says:
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    Am I crazy for starting deGrom vs. CHC over Cingrani (vs. red-hot SF) and Miller (two tough starts) this week?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not crazy, what does SON say on those starts?

      • Pistol Pete says:
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        @Mike: Looks like SoN likes the Cingrani start a lot more than I do.

  138. danny says:
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    Better ROS?

    Wheeler or Quintana?

    Have Walker stashed. Is Paxton worth stashing as well or hell boy?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wheeler…I’d prefer Pax to Hellickson

      • danny says:
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        @Mike:

        realized McHugh on WW, him or Wheeler ROS?

        Thanks,

  139. DSimon says:
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    Hello Grey(t) One –

    I’m in a 6×6 H2H league with OPS with OF by position.

    I have Anthony Rizzo and Joey Votto at 1B and Util.

    My OF is:

    LF – Starling Marte
    CF – Jason Heyward (also has RF)
    RF – Jayson Werth

    I also picked up Oswaldo Arcia, who’s been my Util while Votto has been down, who has LF/RF. And I have Junior Lake, who I was using pre-Arcia, who has LF/CF.

    I’ve got a trade offer of one of my 1B for his Adam Jones (CF only).

    So which looks better: A) Do nothing; B) trade Votto for Jones; C) trade Rizzo for Jones:

    1B – Rizzo/Votto
    LF – Arcia/Lake/Marte
    CF – Jones
    RF – Heyward
    Util – Werth

    or

    1B – Votto
    LF – Marte/Arcia
    CF – Heyward
    RF – Werth
    Util – Votto

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rizzo for Jones looks pretty

  140. DSimon says:
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    Damnit. In the last example, I meant to have Votto at 1B and Rizzo at Util.

  141. fausto says:
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    Ive shopped ajax best I could net was peavy… Still pending.
    Thinking about picking one of these 4 up yelich, ozuna, arcia, willingham, Dickerson(getting more pt). Any of these stand out more than ajax? Or I trade ajax for peavy and drop erik aybar for one of these OF. I traded marte for p/kemp so I lost some sb. Im thinking yelich is the move. What say you sensei?

    • Cram It says:
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      @fausto: I’d rather have any of those guys over AJax

  142. KevinB says:
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    12-team 5×5 Roto
    I have Morneau but Lind and Morales are on the WW. I am wondering which one or two of these guys would you consider more valuable heading towards the ASB and the rest of the season.

    Morales or Lind or Morneau

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Morneau and Lind

      • KevinB says:
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        @Mike:

        I just noticed that Singleton is also on the WW, I am not sure why, so how would he factor into this group? :)

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          still prefer those two

          • KevinB says:
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            @Mike:

            Thanks for your assistance. :)

  143. Jon says:
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    How would you rank Plouffe, Walker, Frazier, Lawrie, Odor ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Frazier, Lawrie

  144. Jon says:
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    How would you rank Kemp, Jennings, Arcia, Polanco, Victorino ROS?

    Is Heyward in front of them all?

      • Jon says:
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        @Mike: yeah, I’ve definitely checked that out, but it doesn’t rate guys in the minors well (Polanco) or injured guys (Victorino). The first three are all pretty close in value on there, too, which is why I was hoping to get another opinion.

        • @Jon: I agree with Heyward being the best of the bunch. He has so much talent and has started hitting better of late..

  145. Carnac says:
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    After the game, Josh Tomlin took questions from reporters while sitting in a giant rocking chair.

  146. Goose! says:
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    Should I give up on Wilin Rosario? There’s at least 5 catchers available in my Yahoo! 12 team keeper OBP/SLG head to head category win league that, on the year and in the last 30 days, rank ahead of him.

    • GG says:
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      @Goose!: wondering the same thing, but keep on thinking about Summer games @Coors.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t give up on him.

  147. GG says:
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    Gerrit Cole and KDavis for Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GG: Cole

  148. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    What up Grey,. just wanted to get your thoughts on my pitching staff and what to do when Votto gets activated….

    Picked up LaRoche for Votto, and probably will hold onto him since it sounds like this could be a recurring thing for Votto and 1B’s are non existant in FA in my league (12 team dynasty with deep benches)

    My starters are Cueto, MadBum, Chavez, Ventura, Tillman, Liriano, Peavy, Vogelsong, and Elias, with Paxton and Holland on my DL

    Who do I punt when Votto returns? Tillman and Liriano have been hot garbage, but Tillman is at least getting me W’s and Liriano is getting me K’s. Waiver wire is barren, only available P with any upside is Rubby De La Rosa. Punt any of these guys for him?

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        Thanks man! Would you punt him now for Rubby and see if he has another killer start before I have to make a decision when Votto returns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  149. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed

    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Springer
    OF Arcia
    DH Wllingham
    BN GJones
    BN Taveras
    I have 6 spots for 8 guys, going forward which two sit? I’m thinking right now its Jones and Taveras I’m not sure.

  150. Lob Ball says:
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    I am starting to really worry about Lance Lynn. Drop him and start streaming?

  151. Mike says:
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    In a keeper league and trying to upgrade starting pitching keepers. Looking for advice on the following:

    -What type of SP should I target for my Springer? I am keeping Car-Go and Puig.

    -Would trading my Darvish for Price and Wacha be worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Tanaka? Darvish side

  152. hi grey

    who wins, or is this pretty fair (considering it fills needs for both teams)
    14 team – 5×5 – roto
    A. Simmons & D. Norris : A. Jackson

    Thanks!

  153. DancinHomer says:
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    in a 12-team (NON-keeper), OPS league. with the news that Singleton will be getting the call tomorrow, is he worth adding or hold off (I currently have both Pujols & Rizzo). here’s the rest of my team:

    c: Gomes
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Dee Gordon
    SS: Segura
    3B: Longoria
    OF: Trout, Bautista, Springer
    IF: Rizzo
    UTL: Taveras
    BN: Rajai Davis, Gyorko, Polonco (once gets the call)

    SP: Tanaka, Cobb, Bailey, Grey, Wheeler, Ventura, Wily Peralta, Liriano
    RP: Perkins, Belisario, Axford (yea, I know my closers suck)
    DL: Walker

    thanks in advance

  154. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Hey Great read man keep up the good work. Got a question about my 12 team h2h dynasty league where I’m currently in first place. You can keep players of less than a year of major league experience however long you want without a penalty as long as they are under a year of major league time. My outfield is currently: Trout, Cutch and Brantley with Hosmer at Util. Hosmer has been bad, and I just got offered Adrian Gonzalez and Buxton for my Springer and Hosmer. Do I pull the trigger? Any input will help, Thanks.

  155. rafi says:
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    Jon Singleton or Brock Holt for this upcoming week at corner infidel?

    Ok, but what if I’m last in avg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rafi: Singleton

  156. Derrick says:
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    Pedroia for Phillips and Gray.

    Which side?

    If that gets declined what about Hosmer and Pedroia for Phillips and Gray.

  157. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Singleton being called up tomorrow. Here they come…. Would love a Polanco announcement as well.

  158. Keyser Soze says:
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    Drop Torii Hunter or Teix for Hughes? They are both bench bats. Could also drop Dan Haren.

  159. Jay says:
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    Haren over Matt Cain or McHugh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over McHugh

  160. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Grey so you approve of dropping gyorko for lowrie? I just can’t anymore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: not exactly the ringing endorsement I was hoping for haha

  161. gareth says:
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    Are the rockies really considering putting cuddyer at third so Dickerson gets more playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  162. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS)–Singleton or Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  163. Cram It says:
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    Singleton’s not really getting my juices flowing. But please rank:
    JJ Hardy, Cron, Singleton.

    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton, Cron

  164. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, two questions:

    Singleton or Laroche ROS?
    Allen or Frieri ROS?

    Thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton…Frieri

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Would you pick Singleton a head of Arcia or Ozuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: So who would you pick ROS?
            Singleton, Arcia or Ozuna? :)

            Thanks a bunch pal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ozuna

  165. GG says:
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    Sell high on Melky or do you like him OF3 ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s fine

  166. gareth says:
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    Matt Dominguez or Adam Dunn as a better CI option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

  167. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need hr/rbi. which two of these options do you like? im leaning toward the first 2.

    heyward (2 vs sea, 3 @ ari) – $19.8
    arcia (2 @ mil, 2 vs mil, 3 vs hou) – $14.5
    bruce (3 vs sf, 3 vs phi) – $11
    crisp (3 @ nyy, 3 @ bal) – $18.7
    l martin (3 vs bal, 3 vs cle) – $13.4

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, Crisp

  168. Overall value this season: Smoak or Singleton? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  169. Dean says:
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    Start or Sit Lackey at Cleveland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you sit him?

  170. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points, start one of the following:
    Masterson vs BOS, @TEX
    Hutch @DET
    Leake vsSF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  171. subs81 says:
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    I have singleton on the bench so for this week who to sit him, Chisenhall or Lind??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisnehall

  172. Project Merkin says:
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    Singleton signed to a deal and being called up today. Alllll aboard!

    • Project Merkin says:
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      Hm I see that this was previously noted about 12 times. Please disregard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  173. MB says:
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    Alright, slash and hr for singleron ROS?

    Im thinking 245/345/490, 17 HR. Ryan Howard like

  174. Snacks13 says:
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    Got offered P. Alvarez for Kuroda.. I have nowhere to play Alvarez as my 1B/3B/UTIL are filled with Abreu/Cabrera/A-Gon. Should I take the trade and hold Alvarez as a future asset or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro side

  175. nick the dick says:
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    Yordano isn’t worth my #1 waiver priority anymore is he? 10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

  176. Rumpelstiltskin says:
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    Singleton called up upon signing long-term deal…nice!

  177. Dean says:
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    Masterson home vs Red Sox
    Morton at Padres
    Stauffer home vs Pirates

    Best one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  178. SMLV1 says:
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    Which pitcher am I dropping to activate Gio Gonzalez? Porcello, Beckett, Chavez or Eovaldi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: How many wins am I going to lose by doing that? Without Porcello My staff will be – Santana, Shields, Fister, Cueto, Eovaldi, Chavez, Beckett and Gio.

  179. Alex says:
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    All things equal, okay to trade A Jax for Singleton in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  180. AKSNOW says:
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    I had Prince Fielder and his injury made the decision to replace him with Adam Laroche very easy. Now that Jon Singleton is called up. Who do think finishes better for the rest of the year. Laroche or Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

      • AKSNOW says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Pulled the trigger.

  181. nick the dick says:
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    to grab singleton drop wong or lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong if he’s a UTIL guy

  182. Alex says:
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    Cool if i just dont play a 2B if my options are odor, boni and other crap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, play Bonifacio

  183. Pete says:
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    Do you like Singleton over Juan Francisco for an OBP redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  184. los locos says:
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    Grey, have skaggs, haven’t been really using him. Should I consider picking up Derek Holland at this point or maybe making a move on a pitching prospect, like Stroman, Gausman, Fiers (haha) I mean have you seen his stats? or pick up a guy like betances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances

  185. ryan says:
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    Singleton or Teixiera? Tex seems like his wrist will be a problem all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  186. goodfold2 says:
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    3 utils 12 team roto with K’s as negative stat/OPS/xbh as cats drop one of villar/lind/juan f/harrison for singleton? if i drop harrison won’t have backup OF and we play 5 of those. strongest in steals/rbi’s/homers/xbh weakest in avg/runs. average in OPS. it’s probably villar based on already having owings and bogaerts and being really weak in too many K’s already.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: wait just noticed i have 7 OF with Gattis. so it’s likely villar or maybe harrison (if harrison loses job in a week or whatever to Greg P. i can grab another OF if necessary till Harper’s back)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: thankee sai.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: probably even more so the right answer since i also have napoli in this league. forgot to mention that.

  187. los locos says:
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    Grey, seeing the reports of Singleton being promoted. Should I let him sit or consider starting him? I am benching Hosmer this week for Chisenhall.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @los locos: mentioned above to not drop Chisenhall for Singleton and Hosmer def not a drop. But maybe dynamic for huge upside on bench (singleton as bench) could change that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Chisenhall

    • Deck says:
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      @los locos: I dropped Hosmer for Singleton. Hosmer is not great for a firstbaseman IMO and Singleton gives you upside. Those who wait too long will lose.

  188. Ross says:
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    Who should I start singleton or g jones in a weekly league w Ops.

    Also, looking to stream a 2b for the week. Who ya takin: m aviles, schoop, leMatheu or gannet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton…Schoop

  189. nick the dick says:
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    e santana > beckett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  190. Alex says:
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    Oh my, now polanco is coming up by June 12. I own both, i cant keep my hand out of my pants

    • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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      @Alex: I hear June 6th which is Friday, for their home stand.

        • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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          @Alex: id hi five you but that last comment…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  191. jaw says:
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    trade votto for price in a 12 team h2h 5×5 with CI? could use pitching and have hosmer, singleton, garrett jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey: what about for darvish? wont be able to get kershaw, waino, sale and have felix.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  192. GG says:
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    OPS league, who’s the better DH ROS – Sandoval or RZimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  193. ebudz says:
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    hello grey, is Singleton worth adding over anyone in my 12 Team h2h yahoo standard league given my 1st basmen situation?

    (1) C: W. Rosario
    (1) 1B: A. Lind
    (1) 2B: A. Hill
    (1) SS: D. Gordon
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Ad. Jones, Bautista, Heyward
    (2) UT: Hosmer, A. Gordon
    Bench: (Votto, Myers, Gyorko)
    (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, Qualls
    (4) P: Belisario, Eovaldi, Kluber, Estrada
    Bench: (McCarthy, Chavez)
    (1) DL: T. Walker
    Bench Total: (5)

    thanks in advance for your expert opinion!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  194. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Polanco likely to be called up Friday.

  195. Bryan says:
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    Longoria and Ventura for Price and Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  196. Scott H says:
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    So out of these shit ballers who would you drop if any for Heaney. Stroman, McHugh, stroman, chavez, becket, skaggs. Thanks!

    • Scott H says:
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      @Scott H: ha and no I dont own 2 seperate stroman. Whoops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  197. Deck says:
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    Drop Hosmer for Singleton, also have Morneau.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: Too late, went for the upside play here, hope it doesn’t bite me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  198. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    Would you drop any of Smyly, Wheeler, McHugh or Cingrani to stash Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  199. HudsonRiver says:
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    Should I drop Yelich and/or Kris Davis for Singleton or Polanco? Drop both, hold or get one of these guys? who should I drop if so….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  200. KBass says:
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    Good article Grey! quick question …

    12-team 5×5 Roto
    How would you rank these OFers going forward?

    D. Jennings
    Khris Davis
    Craig
    Michael Brantley
    Leonys Martin

    I am attempting to make room for Lind. I already have Morneau and Rizzo at 1B and UTIL. We only have 1B and UTL but no CI slot. I was thinking that Jennings could be dropped for Lind but I would like to know your opinion on this. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  201. Pete says:
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    Snagged Singleton for CI in my OBP league. Safe to cut Fat Adams? I’d like to move Myers to the DL slot and be able to add Ozuna or Chisenhal. I have Miggy and Pujols for 3B and 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I forgot to mention that I also have Trumbo in a DL slot. Dont’ know if that changes anything?

  202. GG says:
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    Segura and KDavis for Dee Gordon?

    have to drop KDavis anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

  203. jaw says:
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    best closer stash? ottavino, brothers, shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ottavino

  204. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, just heard Singleton will be called up tomorrow. should i drop Lind for him?

    10team roto 5×5

    Thanks alot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        Gracia amigo!

  205. GG says:
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    What about RZimmerman for Dee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gordon

  206. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,
    Would you start JHamilton this week, coming back on tuesday? I’d be benching the slumping Marte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  207. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    1. g cole or shelby miller ros?
    2. ervin or shelby miller ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole…Ervin

  208. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    tale of 2 H2H leagues.
    1. 12 team with OPS and XBH and K’s as cats, already pretty strong in OPS/RBI’s/Homers/XBH (the things singleton is projects at), and already weak in K’s/average and already have moss/hosmer/rizzo. i’m guessing here singleton is not a buy. only drop could be aybar (but i don’t have a lot of MI/SS on this team)
    2. 10 team deep benches total bases/hits as extra cats. 2 utils and already have goldy/pujols. up against a schlub opp this week who has way too many bench bats and will def have less starts than me. I have 3 bench bats rosario or mesoraco, crisp or a.gordon, solarte. 10 SP to opp’s 7. including porcello as my current weakest (mchugh/floyd recently added). could drop porcello to see if singleton goes off springer style (also start him here). in this league it’s possible nobody picks up singleton unless he goes crazy immediately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No idea what you’re asking 2. Okay

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: #1. is singleton worth dropping anybody in this league (first league)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Lose Porcello for him

  209. SportiveTricks says:
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    Hey there, Grey-Bear,

    Since we’ve been having a little cat comedy between us, I thought you should see this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG_NB2cQnGU#t=11

    Other than that, I just accepted a trade I could pass up in which I sent J Abreu and got Strasburg in return. I need a replacement at UTIL while I try to work another trade to replace some of that power. Span, Cain, and Lind are all available. Thoughts?

    Also, any thoughts on the Lispermare? My league counts OBP. He looks legit in his approach at the plate, but I’m not too convinced he’ll keep it up.

    Love ya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d go Lind

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Aren’t the Jays sitting Lind against lefties, though?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, thankfully he’s terrible vs them… You need to platoon him

          • SportiveTricks says:
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            @Grey:

            Word. That’s not happening for me since I don’t have the roster space to spare. Thinking I might go with Span.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  210. GG says:
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    how about RZimmerman for Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  211. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Alright Grey, I need a diagnosis.. 12team OPS points league with limited adds.

    C- Wilin Rosario
    1- Freddie Freeman
    2- Daniel Murphy
    3- Miguel Cabrera
    S- Jean Segura
    L- Oswaldo Arcia
    C- Adam Jones
    R- Jay Bruce
    U- Pedro Alvarez

    BN- Josmil Pinto, Andrelton Simmons, Michael Saunders, Alfonso Soriano
    DL- Bryce Harper
    NA- Jon Singleton (about to be called up tomorrow)

    SP- Hisashi my Dashi Iwakuma
    SP- CJ ‘Head & Shoulders’ Wilson
    RP- Jonathan Papelbon
    RP- Jason Grilli
    P- Dellin Betantes
    P- Ian Kennedy
    P- Garrett Richards
    P- Rick Porcello

    BN- Dan Webb, Joe Smith
    DL- Mat Latos

    Can you guess what place I’m in? Wait for it… Wait for it… W A I … I’m in 9th! It’s awful with these injuries. I’m trying to make moves to get back up the ladder because I’m a good 300 points back. My roster looks promising I feel like, but Bruce being slow, Segura isn’t really on base ever this year and Alvarez is GIDP maniac. I’m getting Singleton which I’m dropping Pinto to make the move on to my active roster. I’m considering trades for Miguel Cabrera, but I feel he is crucial if I want to make a run. I was thinking about moving maybe a Relief Pitcher to get a better LF or SS to help with consistent day to day points? What is your opinion? Would you be aiming to move a big blue chip like Migs for multiple pieces or should I try to package and aim to get other blue chips? Its a hard climb but I’m one good Bruce hot streak back into I feel like… Really wish I had grabbed Nelson Cruz a round earlier.. I pegged him for the 10th.. grabbed 4 picks earlier than mine. Oh well!

    Love the articles and always appreciate the overlord advice!

    Thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have a bunch of underperforming stars and not any big surprises, just some bad luck right now… I’d wouldn’t trade Miggy, if your team is gonna turn around, you’ll need him to have a huge rest of the season… Trade closer for a LF upgrade and hope for a hot streak from Burce, Jones, Miggy and Segura…

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Thank you very much sir, yes, been rough goings. Wish Harper didn’t boo-boo his thumb. I guess I should have known better drafting him anyway! People are gonna lick their lips at Grilli and Paps now on the block..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Jayrod Ceol says:
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            @Grey: Ok I so I’ve been shopping around and a guy is considering trading me Justin Upton..

            Current offer is:

            Jay Bruce and either Grilli or Paps for Justin Upton (obviously not ideal)

            I countered:

            Jay Bruce, Grilli, and Soriano (or Alvarez) for Justin Upton and Alex Gordon

            This gives me Upton to play at RF and Alex Gordon at LF with Adam Jones sitting in CF.

            Do you like this move? I grabbed Willingham off FA in meantime to fill Soriano’s crap ass

            Thanks in advance Grey!

  212. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    how worried should i be (and whine at comish, who makes decisions, no voting in this league) at the last place team attempting to trade
    braun/reyes/ellsbury for lohse/gattis/s.pearce. the person winning this trade is in 2nd place.

    • royce! says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Is this a joke? The lopsidedness of this trade screams collusion. If it is not vetoed, I would quit the league. Or demand that both teams involved in the trade be kicked out, unless they have a good argument for why they should not be booted (i.e., the 2d place team did not induce the offer or wasn’t involved in it).

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @royce!: so far the message board had one response to my query that every other owner not involved look at this and give opinon. Even the guy who traded beltre for aramis str up in mid March thought this was insane and the two of us at least will be quitting if this goes through.

  213. Steve says:
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    Would u trade longoria,Laroche, and cuddyer for trout?
    I can put Boegarts at 3b…have. Mourneau and Morse for first base
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  214. nick the dick says:
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    Grey I love watching you thrive in the midst of a prospect call up mid-day comment flood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  215. Eddy says:
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    UNLEASH THE PROSPECTS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  216. Chris says:
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    Start singleton over hosmer or chisenhall this week?

    Hitter tron likes machado over Plouffe, do you agree?

    Drop Plouffe or chisenhall for duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall…yes…forget Duda

  217. J-FOH says:
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    I stashed Singleton the other day. He will now be stuck in a crappy platoon and we will all become frustrated with the let down of him sucking it when he plays. So my question is do I drop him as a sacrifice for the betterment of everyone else. I’m living under a kiwi rain cloud this year.

    • Jayrod Ceol says:
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      @J-FOH: You just couldn’t stay away could ya? Had to go and put your slimey fingers all over Jonny Singleton and grease him up right for the fire.. now I’m not even dropping Pinto to activate him.. gah all the wait for this!?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Jayrod Ceol: His name will be what he does for us, Juan for 4 with singles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got a Kiwi in your head

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I got a fever and I’m feeling some anxiety, call me Jack NZ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          When you’re in the supermarket and see a kiwi, do you start to cry?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I scream and run in the opposite direction.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you’re officially done… The Kiwi has put a fork in you…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: If I see lord of the rings I’ll punch my TV

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hey! This must be related to the Lester thing.

  218. Frank D. says:
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    Clean slate ROS rank – Rizzo, Moss, Singleton.

    • Frank D. says:
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      @Frank D.: Also, of all these call-ups who has the biggest impact this year? Can you rank em for me? Springer, Singleton, Tavares and Polanco.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Springer, Polanco…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  219. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop B Phillips for Singelton? 40 move league?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  220. John says:
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    Picked up Singleton and then went to rookie lover and offered adam jones and JS for TROUT sound good?

    trade ajones singlelton and walker for Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • John says:
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        @Grey: not walker too….jones and singleton for trout… reading your rankings above im not missing out on too much if I trade singleton right. My team already has ton power.

  221. stynyr says:
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    5×5 except OBP in place of AVG:

    Would you take Choo and Tyson Ross for Ryan Braun? My team:

    C-Gomes
    1b-V Mart
    2b-Dozier
    3b-Sandoval
    ss-Hanley
    of-Pagan, Braun, Upton
    Util-Segura, Bruce
    BN-Napoli (DL), Arenado (DL)
    DL-Belt, Hamilton

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  222. Hondo says:
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    Got offered Pedroia and Austin Jackson( I have zero interest in him) for Taveras by a Cards junky last night.

    If I I make a counter of Fat Adams and Taveras for Pedroia and Jose Abreu (just snatched Singleton,making Fat available to be carved off my roster due to a lot of MI action(plus Zimm on the DL).

    Is this as much of a steal as I think it would be,or are my alerrgies affecting my mental capacity?

  223. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed

    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Springer
    OF Arcia
    DH Willingham
    BN Taveras
    DL-Beltran

    When Beltran comes off the DL later this week, I need to drop one. I guessing either Beltran or Willingham. Who to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  224. nick the dick says:
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    trying to clear out some bench bats in my 10 team h2h since i cant help myself and had to grab all the youngns…if i put heyward and andrus together or one of them with beckett or e santana what kind of arm can i target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: well scherzer guy already said he doesnt want any of em it wont happen. heyward or andrus with beckett or santana for lester sound ok? anrdus and beckett preferrably

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lester sure

  225. Scott H says:
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    In my 2nd league I have miggy, abreu, josh Hamilton, k davis, a hill. Singleton and Bautista. I’ve got a bunch of homers and 0 steals last 2 weeks. Was offered dee gordon for Bautista. Under normal circumstances id laugh in his face. But I neeeed speed. Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  226. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    I’d love to get some advice if someone would help. 10 team mixed daily roto w/ unlimited moves. Faced with some tough decisions with 4 players on the DL and only 2 slots:

    1. Drop J-Zimm (JZ if you prefer), my other P’s are Gio, Kluber, Sonny, Cole. Cain and Bailey FA, if that gives you an indication of depth of available pitchers.

    2. Drop Leonys

    3. Drop Myers

    I’m leaning towards 1 or 2. I don’t like a 5 man rotation or bench bats in this format because it inhibits my ability to stream starters and fill in my lineup on Mondays and Thursdays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. Really been enjoying Razzball Radio too. Vape on my good man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  227. Clint says:
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    With Singleton up tomorrow and Gregory Blanco likely up within a week or so, which 2 should I drop (if any) to get these guys into the lineup of my 12 team, 5 keeper roto 5×5 league?

    C: McCann
    1B: Pujols
    2B: D. Gordon
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Desmond
    OF (3): Adam Jones, Crisp, Khris Davis
    Utilities (2): Rizzo, Machado
    Bench bats: A-Ram, Matt Adams, Gyorko, Rajai Davis, Arcia, A-Jax
    Prospects (2): Singleton & Polanco
    DL: Trumbo
    SP (2): Shark, Bailey
    RP (2): F-Rod, Britton
    P (4): Belisario, Motte
    Bench pitchers: Porcello, Cingrani, Kluber, Ervin Santana
    DL: Crain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aramis

  228. goodfold2 says:
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    from depth charts it appears carter will stick at DH as starter, so who got demoted to make room for singleton to start every day? krauss i thought only played when carter didn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter, Guzman and Krauss will form a platoon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so it will (but less than i feared) cut into carter’s playing time. i have him as backup to juan f. (who had been backup to fielder) in 20 teamer where fielder is still being kept (keep up to 25 per year indefinitely).
        so carter will likely have more value and playing time than campbell/gaby s./blanks/pearce then i imagine?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Likely, yeah

  229. TR says:
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    I’m thinking about dropping Solarte for Singleton and Myers for Polanco. What do you think, oh wise and knowledgable Grey?

    Here’s how my batters look
    C: Posey
    1b: Abreu
    2b: D Gordon
    3b: Rendon
    SS: Reyes
    IF: Morse
    IF: Laroche
    OF: Stanton
    OF: Braun
    OF: Springer
    OF: J Hamilton
    UTIL: B Phillips
    Bench:
    Myers
    Solarte
    Chisenhall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte for Singleton

  230. nick the dick says:
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    andrus and ervin for cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  231. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Rank these down and outs and never weres: Axford, T.Hunter, D.Webb, Joba. Or should I just ditch the save chase and go for Wade Davis or Broxton or Adam Warren or an extra bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to Davis for now

      • Bob Loblaw says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I’m actually carrying all four of those guys right now, playing Joba and Webb and sitting Axford. Which would be your top two dumps from that list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter, Webb

  232. ashtray says:
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    With Singleton becoming active tomorrow I need to cut someone:

    H2H 12 team 7×7

    C-Mesoraco
    1-Abreu
    2-Altuve
    3-Encarnacion
    S-Desmond
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    O-Springer
    U-LaRoche
    U-Chisenhall
    B-LaStella
    B-Gordon
    DL-Votto
    NA-Singleton
    NA-Pederson

    SP-
    Sale
    Keuchel
    Gray
    Weaver
    Cole
    Quintana
    Bailey
    Ventura

    RP-Perkins
    Rondon
    Mejia

    So who do you suggest I cut?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  233. Dr Chym says:
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    Hey Grey… Do you like this three way trade?

    – The Disabled List offered me Josh Hamilton and Jose Abreu
    – I am giving the Disabled List: Pollock and Myers and Cano
    – Team Super Two is giving me Oscar Tavares and Jon Singleton
    – I pre-paid Team Super Two 36 months of my life waiting for Oscar

    Seems about fair, right? I think I might even make out on this…

    Dr. Chym Richalds,
    Professional Medical Doctor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  234. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey, I have Jason Castro as my catcher in my 12 team h2h league and Salvador Perez is on the waiver wire. Is it worth using my number one waiver priority on him?

    As always thanks for all your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  235. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Dozier been a bum lately scoring 5 and 10 points the last two weeks….somebody wasnt too pleased and dropped him…should i waste my high waiver order to pick him up dropping Howie Kendrick who has been pretty good and steady…or should i drop Cuddyer for Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Kendrick

  236. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Cespedes and Sonny Gray for Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waino

  237. Steve Jeltz says:
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    I have Seager and Machado as my 3B’s. Should I drop either of them for either of Dominguez or Chisenhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  238. Alex says:
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    Lowrie or Boni while cano is out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  239. John says:
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    Would you trade Oscar Taveras to get Michael Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  240. Jacks says:
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    I’m near the bottom of my 4×4 keeper league (10 team) thx to 50% of my roster being hurt for long stretches (fielder, votto, sale, kershaw, rzimm etc). Made some trades this week with my young keeper bait, getting Braun and Bautista. Team looks like this now. Have to make up a 70 RBI differential to have a shot and get my era down from 3.47 to 3.15 or so. Think I can do it?
    C- Ramos, Castro
    CI- Laroche, Frazier, Votto, Rzimm
    MI-Rendon, Tulo, Hanley
    OF- Bautista, Braun, Kemp, Cuddyer, Crisp, Rajai, Willingham, Beltran , Venable
    SP-Kershaw, Sale, Bum, Latos, Kennedy, Iwakuma, Wood, Harvey
    RP-Nathan, Cishek, Mejia, Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, plenty of time

  241. J-FOH says:
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    went to a local carnival this weekend and had some deep fried oreos with whip cream. Damn, I can’t wait til the LA county fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds amazing… Love fair food!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Adequately paid freaks…Fair Fairtrade Food…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It was the only thing besides the twinkies. I told the kid to make me a churro and then batter and fry it. He wouldn’t do it but said he’ll experiment with it later. If that little bastard has a hit then I’m gonna be pissed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s make make like he discovered it

  242. Chris says:
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    Who wins in the trade

    Alex Gordon and melky for Jose abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  243. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I play in a league with two dl spots, I’ve got Zimmerman and Cashner on my DL spots and Arenado just wasting a bench spot. I’ve got Chisenhall at 3b and Zman is about to come back. Is Arenado worth wasting a bench spot? It’s a 12 team h2h league and I want to bring Springer up from my minor league system. So I guess I could wait a few days and when Zman comes back drop Chisenhall and move Arenado to DL? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Arenado is worth it

  244. Alex says:
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    Who do I sit among these OF?

    pagan, t hunter, moss, revere, A gordon?

    Thank ou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  245. Long Bawls says:
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    All hail Jon Singleton! Lotta people hoping for him to change his name to Homerton. I worry it’s gonna be Tha (Chris) Carter II, tho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  246. John says:
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    Liriano at SD or Wheeler vs CHC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  247. Wake Up says:
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    Jon Singleton

    or

    Albert Hughes?

    (might have to include Allen as well…but, I don’t want to do the 2 for 1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Gotta go Hughes

  248. Dave says:
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    This dude offered me Kenley and Crisp for Bautista in 7×7 OPS. Keep Bautista?

    My closers are belisario, rondon and perkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • BTD says:
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      @Dave: Classic chump dump… Yes, keep Bautista.

  249. MattTruss223 says:
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    Singleton’s call-up opens up a roster spot for me. Who you like as a SP add in a H2H points league w/limited moves? Yordano, Elias, Liriano, Harang or Estrada? Could also swap one prospect stashing for another and pick-up Heaney right now. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordano

  250. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Gerrit Cole and Bruce for Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, it’s fair

  251. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Holy crap. I thought that I had accidentally DVRed a bizarre remake of Stephen King’s Thinner until Gordon and Joe appeared on screen. As entertaining as the teeth clanking on the empty fork is, time to put some food on there, Graham.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Who’s going home tonight? I think it’ll be either the Flock of Seagulls dude or the Malibu house-husband…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hard to say this early… They might keep those two for good TV purposes…

  252. 740 says:
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    My bad Grey but someone just made me a offer and i had to get ur advice….Gomez for my Darvish.

    10team roto 5×5.

    thank u Sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  253. GG says:
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    Freeman for Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  254. Alan says:
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    Need saves. Like elite ones. Am desperate. Can I send Ortiz for Kenley, kimbrel, holland or Chapman?

    3OF, 2 UT: J Up, Bautista, Khris, Singleton, Rajai, Alex Gordon, Polanco, Aoki/hot hitter

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  255. Scott says:
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    Is Javier Baez going to be called up for sure? I haven’t heard any news about when it could be. He’s an automatic add In all leagues right? I’m in two leagues and I my shortstops are tulo in one and Rollins in the other. I’m thinking about picking up Baez in both leagues. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might not be until midsummer

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Scott: it’s been talked about being way later than originally anticipated due to him being really bad for at least all of april and probably a good deal into may also. I’ve heard late july-august.

  256. nick the dick says:
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    Andrus/beckett/balfour okay for strausburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your crap for someone’s best starter? Sure

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ha yeah i was figuring it was too lowball. will throw heyward in there too if that miracle doesnt happen. ya its still all crap, i get it. gotta aim high!

  257. Jason Gehrke says:
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    Worth hanging onto Adams? Even batting .325 I worry about him getting every day ABs when he returns. Would they move Tavares to CF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him for now… He’ll play

      • Jason Gehrke says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the reply!

  258. GG says:
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    Fister or Eovaldi ROS? QS/K/ERA/Whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  259. MB says:
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    Since no one will trade me a closer, in a holds/saves league should I trade McGee or Benoit for Ottavino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  260. goodfold2 says:
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    how in the hell did you run into Kimberly in London with the new girlfriend, unless of course all three of you were doing one of ‘dem school transfer programs all at the same time? getting near later stages of book. if it wasn’t transfer program that seems like the worst luck ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  261. Drop Wil Meyers for Jon Singleton..shallow 10 team roto league, could use the power..

    thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • @Grey: thought so, but it is tempting especially as bad as Meyers has been…

  262. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Sonny Gray and Cespedes for Bumgarner?

  263. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Another ? Grey cause there has been alot of drops in my league today..while struggling in the RP department i finally got something going with Doolittle and Britton but today two very good RP’s were dropped K Rod and Janssen are these two better then who I have now?…..oh and have you picked up Rubby De La Rosa anywhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krod and Janssen over the two you have.. I’ve gone over Rubby…

  264. stringer bell says:
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    offer jose abreu or pujols for felix in 12 team h2h 5×5 redraft with CI? have pujols, abreu, rizzo, singleton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  265. J-Money says:
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    Afternoon my mustached fantasy friend,

    Do you believe in Cargo? Or would you try and move him for, say, David Price? Im stacked at OF with Brantley, Yelich, Cargo, Craig, Taveras and Polanco. 12 team OPS, pretty solid everywhere else, looking to improve pitching.

    Would you chase Price or do you have another deal you might structure given those players?

    Thank you, as always.

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Also have Wil Myers on the DL….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t believe in Price as I’ve been saying since January

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Thats fair, I’ve been a fan of Price for a while, he always seems to pitch well besides one bad inning…regardless. Do you mind giving me an example of a trade you might attempt given the players listed above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CarGo for a top 5 SP

  266. Nucking Futz says:
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    With Hamilton coming back Tuesday, should I bench Arcia, Ozuna, Krush D. Cargo or J. Upton for him, or Willingham at UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  267. MB says:
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    You have a book?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      An Ebook

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 15$ bones. can search site to find page link (it’s from a few years ago on here, before i was here)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s an ad on the right I think

  268. john says:
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    Like singleton and Jones for trout or

    Singleton and harper for Davis(too much) better

  269. DancinHomer says:
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    Allen or Axford? who gets more saves for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  270. Sal says:
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    would you trade Alex Gordon and Oscar Taveras for Jose Abreu now that he’s back? Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  271. Y’all will like this update:

    Taijuan Walker (shoulder) is scheduled to make his next rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Tacoma.
    That puts him in line to take over the Mariners’ vacant rotation spot, which will be filled temporarily by an Erasmo Ramirez spot start on Tuesday night against the Braves. Walker has been out all season with a shoulder injury. He could be activated this weekend.
    Source: Bob Dutton on Twitter
    Jun 2 – 3:43 PM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  272. Wilsonian says:
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    Got Singleton able to come out of the N/A slot. I also have three guys clogging my DL (have two spots for the three). Who do you drop out of this scenario to get Singleton in my lineup:

    BN – Dozier
    BN -Myers
    DL – Trumbo
    DL – Arenado

    RP – Hawkins
    P – Doolittle
    P – Mejia

    I’m honestly thinking Hawkins gets the cut.

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

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Wilsonian: Jeez, that’s a good problem to have (except for the lack of flexibility for streaming). Can you hold him in your N/A slot until an obvious drop presents itself?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins

  273. LINEUP ALERT:
    Robbie Cano is playing tonight:

    • fielder's fatties says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: @Malicious Phenom: Thanks for the info! Grey – are you worried about Cano still with this hand issue (try to trade?) or just hold as usual?

  274. Wilsonian says:
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    Best N/A slot replacement for Singleton:

    Joc
    Kendrys
    Franco
    Salazar
    Archie
    Gausman
    Snydergaard

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys

  275. gareth says:
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    Astros lineup:

    2b Altuve
    cf. fowler
    Rf Springer
    1b singleton
    C Castro
    3b Dominguez
    Dh Carter
    Lf grossman
    ss Villar

    Suddenly that lineup is not so much of a joke anymore.

    A Nice boost for the other guys too with the addition of Springer and Singleton.

    • GG says:
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      @gareth: if Villar could just hit the ball… would love to see him ahead of Altuve.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @GG: guy with K’s like that won’t be leading off anytime soon. Springer has been going 2nd though.

  276. Aero says:
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    I don’t think I have anyone to drop for Springer, but anyone worth (or Werth?) cutting loose for the impending Polanco? Not sure how to gauge him. 10-team h2h with no DL slots.
    C Evan Gattis
    1B Jose Abreu
    2B Chase Utley
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Alcides Escobar
    OF Jose Bautista
    OF Alex Gordon
    OF Oscar Tavares
    UTIL Jean Segura

    Bench Bryce Harper*
    Bench Albert Pujols
    Bench Joey Votto*
    Bench Wil Myers*
    Bench Jayson Werth
    Bench George Springer

    PITCHERS
    SP Julio Teheran, Sonny Gray, Alex Cobb, Nathan Eovaldi, Scott Kazmir, Dallas Keuchel
    RP Zach Britton, Grant Balfour, Rafael Soriano

    • Aero says:
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      @Aero: And where might Walker fit in there? Over Britton who’s probably not going to close much longer?

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Aero: I think you should try to make a trade to upgrade to clear some roster space for streaming…

      • Aero says:
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        @Count de Monetball: You are correct sir. Unfortunately, the league I’m in (work league) is allergic to trades except for 2 other players. I had a deal with one of them nearly set up for Cano, but then my outfield fell apart in the span of a couple days. I’ll see if I can make something happen again though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  277. Hank says:
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    Who should I target for big bad Chris Davis? Starting to get impatient! Or should I hold..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you need

      • Hank says:
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        @Grey:
        Maybe an OF?

  278. gareth says:
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    Middling average with nice power – Dominguez a good gyorko comp? I’m talking last year Jedd, not the hot pile of garbage from this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  279. Crock says:
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    Gotta activate singleton from n/a spot. Who should I add to my n/a spot that will have an impact this year: gausman, alcantara, syndergaard?

  280. frankgrimes says:
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    I am a Roark atheist
    lol
    maybe the fountainhead nick name will finally stick

    ROS
    Dozier or Kipnis?
    I haven’t be able to trade either and keeping them both with
    no MI in this league seems like a waste of a spot I could be streaming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha….Dozier

  281. jaw says:
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    drop soriano for any of the below to play in util slot? 10 team 5×5 h2h. no glaring strengths/weaknesses

    neil walker, alcides, dickerson, smoak, grandy, butler, gyorko, headley, aoki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  282. LeSean White says:
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    Should I drop Kemp and pick up Dickerson today? Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  283. Kid A says:
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    21% K rate- YUP.
    .321 BABIP- OK.
    .152 ISO- SURE.
    2 Snatched Bags- HEY.
    Batting lead off for the Mutts- YEAH.

    Straight from the FCL, I give you today’s Baddy Call:

    Matt “The Mother*!#KKer” Van Dekker

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A: *Den. Whatever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  284. booya says:
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    Alex Gordon or Oscar Taveras ROS in an H2H 7×7 OPS, XBH league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  285. Carnac says:
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    If/when Baez is called up this year, where does he play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2B

  286. Party Boy John says:
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    g cole or jordan zimm ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  287. Carnac says:
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    It’s pretty obnoxious when managers give regular players a rest on a short-schedule day. Sonvabench!*

    *kind of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  288. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… Would you trade Alex Gordon, Cobb n Samardzija for Puig, Springer and Lohse??

    • Frank White says:
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      Maybe Cuddyer instead of Gordon? IDK we’ve been going back and forth on trades

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  289. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I give Justin Upton and Roark for Puig. 16 teams pts. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  290. Fish says:
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    How long until Cuddyer can get 3B eligibility? If/when he does, would you trade David Wright for Cuddyer? yahoo std h2h + hits + OPS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends how many games you need in your league… I’d want Wright

  291. crumbelievable says:
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    Two quick questions in a 12-team points league:

    1) Drop McHugh for Wheeler/Walker?

    2) Drop Gillaspie for Kemp?

    Lineup: C – Gattis, 1B – Pujols, 2B – La Stella, 3B – Frazier, SS – Segura, CI – Abreu, MI – Escobar, LF – Viciedo, CF – Hamilton, RF – Bautista, OF – Rios, OF – Cain, UTIL – Gillaspie, Bench – Harper, Arenado, G. Polanco. Believe it or not, I’m in first place despite having drafted Fielder in the 1st round and suffering the injuries to Harper, Abreu, and Arenado. Razz-favorite-heavy pitching staff of Teheran, Gray, Santana, Kluber, Eovaldi, Chavez, Cobb, Romo, and Street has kept me afloat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on both… Walker…

  292. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    anybody ever had every single email in yahoo not able to be opened due to what is called “error #4″. now on hold with them (they even say they may not be able to get to you and you may be disconnected). if this doesn’t get fixed i’ll have to have every team i own switched to a different email. damn.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: apparently this shit is going on all over the country. so at least it’s not some virus. weird thing is my other yahoo email works just fine.

  293. Henry says:
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    My Uehara, Mejia, and Jayson Werth for Cole Hammels and Mike Minor?

    I’m looking for SP

    Also if he doesnt accept, what are some pitchers I could target for Uehara? (have too many closers)

    Have a nice day! And great write-up as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels side… Bailey..:

  294. Jacks says:
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    Start Frazier over RZimm for now in weekly, right? I shouldn’t hurry to put him in my lineup yet? Could also put him in instead of Rajai or Crisp, but I want to get some SBs before Zimm forces my hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, yes

  295. Knighttown says:
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    I’ve got my MI slots filled by Hill, Alcides and Kinsler. CI slots by Rizzo, Posey and Chisenhall with Gyorko either on my bench or playing Util if it’s a great matchup. With Zimmerman coming back now is it safe to drop Gyorko for an arm stash like Heaney or maybe Skaggs?

    11 team daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Heaney

  296. Dan Haren or Marcus Stroman…10 team shallow roto keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  297. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I could use pitching and I’,m stacked at first, does Singleton for Tomlin make sense? Or should I wait and see what singleton does?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  298. Chris says:
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    Also what would you say is a fair trade in a pitching trade for Singleton if I did it this week top 50-60?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who needs him, how badly and what they have to offer

    • chris says:
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      Thanks ‘back when I get specifics

  299. Party Boy John says:
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    grey what do i do with carlos santana when he comes off wednesday? you cant drop him right?
    c mesoraco
    1b agon
    2b n walker
    ss andrus
    3b longo
    ci albert
    mi alcedies
    of puig
    of AG
    of brantley
    of melky
    U c davis
    bench bruce
    bench raji

    sp tehern, bum, bailey, cole, ervin

    • Party Boy John says:
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      @Party Boy John: 10 team 6×6 OPS added i have a bunch of RP

  300. fausto says:
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    Kluber for S.Castro/Austin Jackson….Seem even?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup