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You know how when you move out of a place, you throw out a majority of your stuff, but a few things you just slide into the cubbyhole behind the washer/dryer?  Maybe nothing significant.  Just something to leave your mark, like an old pair of underwear.  Then in a few years, maybe ten, you go back to your old place, knock on the door and ask to see what they’ve done with the place.  Once inside, you ask if you can launder your pants and while in the basement, you check for your old underwear, and there they are.  You shake the rat droppings off them, breath them in and they still smell of you.  What?  You’ve never done this?  Okay, you’re weird, but Jake Peavy did, and now he’s going to get to smell his old gotchies that he left in the NL West.  San Francisco has a lot of hills and their pitching staff has gone over all of them.  They’d like Petit more if he had more T’s and E’s in his last name.  Want to spot a Giants starter in San Fran?  Find a hill, go over it.  They’re on the other side.  This is a boost for Peavy’s value.  Obvi!  He had a 7.5 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9, which is borderline streamer in most shallower mixed leagues, but that was the AL East, and even while he’s been in the AL the last few years (while not pitching that great), he’s been solid vs. NL teams.  They have no DH!  The pitcher hits!  Etc. Etc. Etc.  Last night against the NL West’s best offense outside of Coors, he had a line of 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I’d take a flyer on Peavy in all leagues, and his next matchup on the Stream-o-Nator says it agrees.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Matt Cain – There’s no timetable for his return.  Simple math:  a pitcher with an elbow injury + no timetable to return in late-July = Berklee College of Music.  Hmm, math seems off there.  Maybe I forgot to carry a one.  Any the hoo!  It’s a bad sign, and Cain might not return this year.  Actually, with how he’s pitching, that might be a good sign if you own him.

Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Definitely didn’t have his best stuff.  He was like 99.9999% the way to his best stuff.  Call me when he’s picked up that last ten-thousandths of a point.

Allen Webster – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  Has a solid 8.44 strikeout– Wait, that’s not his K-rate, that’s his walk rate?  Papa Papadopoulos don’t preach, Webster’s in trouble deep.  Y to the ikes.  Don’t burn down the house with your walks, Webster.  Not sure if the Red Sox will keep him in the rotation, but they should just to see what he can do.  That doesn’t mean you need to own him outside of AL-Only leagues.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal.  Assuming his owners are still paying attention to their teams and haven’t moved onto JayWrong and fantasy football, it’s gotta be a nice surprise to actually get some stats from your 2nd baseman.  If height were might, Pedroia’s playing this year like Webster, not the rookie pitcher, the 43-year-old man-child.

Daniel Nava – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Was 0-for-5 in the last two games, but was hitting near .400 in the previous week.  Hasn’t shown much power and doesn’t have any speed and when I started this sentence I was trying to say something nice and now I got Nava, Nava, not a damn thing.

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer.  That was all the offense the Red Sox needed yesterday.  The Drake rhyme that you should but won’t hear, “Big Papi Ortiz and pray for eight H Bee Pees.”

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 3.37.  Been pretty consistent in being ‘just above a streamer’ for his fantasy value.  His peripherals are nothing special, and his BABIP would lead one (me) to believe that he could hit a nasty speed bump at any moment.

Edwin Encarnacion – Suffered a minor setback on Friday while swinging a bat.  Man, now his injury is Robin us of potential BAM, POW and SOCK.

Dan Johnson – 1-for-4, 1 run and a home run on Saturday.  Here’s an appraiser being shown Dan Johnson on Antique Roadshow.  “Do you know much about this piece?  No, okay, he was a prospect in 2005, who was famously touted for his ability to take a walk.  Unfortunately, it was proven he wasn’t just taking a pitch out of the strike zone, but he took every pitch, ball or strike.  Wanna know how much he’s worth?  Maybe a $1 in AL-Only leagues while Edwin’s out.  Now this Ming jade is interesting…”

Juan Francisco – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  In related only to my fantasy team’s news, Ryan Zimmerman will probably miss the rest of the season.  I want Juan Francisco, he’d be such a treat!

Chase Headley – 1-for-4 and his first home run as a Yankee.  There was a moment where the Blue Jays thought Headley was trying to show them up, because he was running very slowly on his homer.  Headley apologized after the game, saying, “I thought my homer was a pop-up to 2nd base.  I love this stadium!”

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.24.  I can only imagine where this is going to catapult Porcello in JB’s starter rankings coming later today.  Let’s see, Kershaw, Porcello, everyone else.

David Freese – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Have the Angels had a decent 3rd baseman since Troy Glaus?  And the Mitchell Report might have something to say about how great Glaus actually was.  Hmm, I wonder if Mitchell caught fly balls barehanded while writing up that report.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.69 vs. Mat Latos (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA up to 3.31).  This matchup was billed as Fister vs. Hashtag He Gets To Fister.

Avisail Garcia – Could return in September.  Here is me dancing without reason.  This is me dancing for Avisail.  There was a noticeable difference.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.88.  Can we hurry things along?  The 2022 Yankees want to offer Sale a billion dollar one-year contract.

Sam Fuld – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal.  At 32 years old, he doesn’t provide much besides SAGNOF for deep leagues.  Sam’s just an old Fulddy-duddy.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Now with 4 homers this week and not a whole lot of hits other than homers, but whatever, focus on the positive.  Speaking of which, someone should open up a Pho restaurant that doubles as a brothel and name it Pho Cus, so most Americans think it’s focus, but those that know how pho is really pronounced will know it’s actually noodles in a broth…el.    Now that I say it, how has no one done this already?

Jacob deGrom – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.79.  DeGrom’s pitching much better than his minor league stats would indicate he should.  Not that he should be bad, but he’s more of a fantasy number 4 to 5, and he’s pitching as if he’s more than that.  Eh, ride the lightning like Metallica while it’s going well.  Clunky Segue Alert!  Or, better yet, ride deGrom like you’re in the Razzball tour van that is headed out on the road.  You can still get your Razzball tour tickets.  What?  You scared to surround yourself with like-minded individuals?  I can understand that in this case.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Mess.  Let’s see it again against a Major League offense.  Snap in a they-are-terrible formation.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.92.  Xenoglossy is a phenomenon when someone wakes from a traumatic incident and can suddenly speak a language they are not familiar with.  When Matheny chose Wainwright over Kershaw for the All-Star Game, Wainwright woke speaking Ge’ez, a northern Ethiopian language that doesn’t have the letter K.

A.J. Pierzynski – 1-for-4 yesterday and 3-for-4, 1 RBI on Saturday.  On his newest team, the Cards, he should replace a decent amount of Yadier’s stats.  Call him semi-Molina and pay him in dough.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend.  Someone’s feeling Duda breathing down their neck on our Player Rater.  And, really, no one wants Duda anywhere near their neck.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.33 through three starts.  Damn fine start again, but the matchups don’t get easier in the very near future with him going to Los Angeles next time.  That’s the real Los Angeles not the Anaheim That’s Not Los Angeles, Los Angeles.  In deeper leagues, I’d definitely grab Hendricks, but still can’t go all-in on him yet.

Ian Kennedy – Will miss his start today with oblique soreness.  Some are saying it was his rib cage and Kennedy’s oblique was just a patsy.

Odrisamer Despaigne – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks.  Those five walks came against the Braves, which means against a normal team he would’ve gave up 17 walks in three innings (give or take 12 walks).  The revival of the Otis Spunkmeyer throwback cookie/funky-delivery-pitcher might be done or he might just be a Hodgepadre, which means he’ll be fine for his next start at home.  Hard to say right now, which makes him risky.

Jedd Gyorko – Will be activated from the DL today.  Let’s see if this time he can Gyork some balls out of the yard and not Gyork around his fantasy owners.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer for the Padres.  For those that schmotato’d around with Solarte for the better part of the month of May when he hit 5 homers and around .300, you know that he’s worth owning when he’s hot.

Mike Minor – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Padres.  “Okay, I’m gonna hold Minor for one more start.  This next start vs. the Padres and then, based on that, I’m going to decide what to do with him.  Hopefully, it’s not a six inning, three-run game, which I won’t be able to make heads or tails of.”  Doh!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer.  OZUNA try to bunt.  OZUNA hit ball over fence.  OZUNA try to hold elegant lady in hand.  OZUNA pinch her hip flexor.  OZUNA does not know strength. OZUNA hang head and walk through field of daisies.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Jones hasn’t been playing every day, because Marlins manager, Redmond, finally figured out Jones is a platoon player and Redmond also knows how to roll a blunt.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-4 and a slam (4) and legs (42).  Astros weren’t even sure if Altuve would make the game, because he accidentally fell between the car seat and center console.  He needed Drop Stop as seen on Shark Tank.

Jon Singleton – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer.  Gon Homerton!  Who has been more Gon On Three Pitches lately.  I might take a flyer on Singleton in some leagues to see if this will be the spark he needs to get going, because he does have a lot of power, if he can just hit the ball.

Collin McHugh – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks in his first start off the DL.  Hopefully you let your activersion win out and didn’t bother with this start.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t really love his next start either, and I’d wait in most leagues until I saw a decent start before going near him.

Troy Tulowitzki – Flew to see a sports hernia surgeon on Saturday for his leg injury.  No wonder he’s having problems, he’s got nuts in his leg.  Tulo isn’t the world’s most-injured baseball player.  He’s the world’s most injury-prone squirrel.

Carlos Gonzalez – Rolled his ankle on Friday and missed Saturday and Sunday.  That’s what happens when you legalize marijuana.  You get rolled ankles.

Justin Morneau – Will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.  Hey, that’s today!  You snuck up on me!

Roberto Hernandez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, lowering his ERA to 4.12.  Once Upon A Time-o Carmona is nothing more than a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I don’t blame it.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Between innings of yesterday’s game, Marlon Byrd, Ryan Howard and Lori Greiner were doing a special one-time promotion on QVC.  The first MLB team to call in and bid gets $65 million towards their salaries and Phillippe Aumont.

David Peralta – 2-for-4.  Didn’t have the most productive weekend (3-for-11), but I grabbed him for the Monday batty call.  Won’t you join me for some one-time, semi-consensual, hot sexy hump-hump time?

James Paxton – On track to return on August 2nd.  He’s been out since the first week of the season with a strained lat.  That, folks and four female folks, is how you pull a Kotchman.  He’s worth a flyer in most leagues, just not quite at the level of how many questions I get for him.  People have been asking about him for months like he’s Kershaw’s craps table junkie brother, Crapshaw.  Stroman, Paxton, Gausman?  Eh, they’re like a toss-up of tomatoes in space.  Slowly rotating and then they squish on impact if caught wrong.

Miguel Gonzalez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K vs. Roenis Elias (5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks).  In a matchup of Hmm, Should I Stream This Guy vs. I Shouldn’t Stream This Guy, Should I?  The game ended up in a no decision for both, which seems appropriate.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Taylor started Thursday and Sunday with Brad Miller starting on Friday and Saturday.  I think it’s going to be hard to suppress Chris Taylor-Stiller’s ability to get on base — I know I’d like to get on her base — but while they are platooning, they’re both useless in most mixed leagues.

Mike Zunino – 3-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Luckily, his average is sub-.210 to keep the possibility alive for his 2015 sleepiness (sleeperitude?  Prince Valium?).

Dustin Ackley – 3-for-5, and now hitting over .400 in the last week.  Ackrite, Dustin!  And go on with your hot schmotato self.

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and batting .359 on the year.  I believe in Stephen Vogt!  (Not really long-term, but I do right now.)

John Jaso – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a home run on Saturday, his 8th.  John Jaso Jingleheimer Schmidt is your waiver wire catcher hot schmotato, and he’s mine too.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-5, 1 RBI and a home run on Saturday.  He’s raised his average almost fifteen points since coming off the DL last week and could show his big-time power in the 2nd half.  I like Reddick a lot.  Oh, stop giggling.

Josh Harrison – 4-for-6,  2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and double legs (12, 13).  My sweet Lord, Harrison has been boring to own aside from the occasional big game that he seems to do every once in a blue moon.  If the moon was made of blue cheese, would you eat it?  Would cha?

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Who now?  Pole Anklo?  Is that a Russian hockey player?

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Why do I have so much love for a guy that only has 9 homers?  I don’t know, but my love is strong with this young brother.  He could be a top 3 3rd baseman for me next year.  For serious.

Carlos Santana – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homers, now batting .232.  As predicted here first after predicting a lot of other things that I’m choosing to ignore, watch how at the end of the year Santana is hitting .250 with 27 homers and it seems like he had basically the same kind of season as he always has even if he didn’t go about getting those stats the way you would’ve wanted him to.  Damn, just came up short of the world’s longest run-on sentence.  Oh, well, better luck next time, if I’m up to the task, but there’s– Okay, I won’t try right now.

Yan Gomes – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  The Indians are like those goofholes in your league that have a catcher in their UTIL spot and are actually making it work.  Fargin’ goofholes!

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 7 Ks.  The no walks thing is huge.  Been a while since Salazar was singing from the book of right-on like Joanna Newsom.  To mix vegetation, I don’t want to hedge, but I’m not sure Salazar is out of the woods yet.  I told you to grab him in Friday’s Buy, and I would own him, but he’s risky due to control.  That upside though, muah!

Norichika Aoki – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Member in March when you were humming the instrumental Japanese porn music ‘Norichika boom boom?’  Well, he’s back at the top of the lineup and has multiple hits in four of his last six games.  At the worst, he’s a hot schmotato.

Billy Butler – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, and hit two homers this weekend.  He was just benched due to performance, but Hosmer hurt his hand and Butler saw another week of starts.  I give Butler a hard time because his cholesterol is above his SLG, but what do you think Butler is batting to get benched?  .195?  .220?  .260?  Can’t be that high, can it?  He’s hitting .273.  Yost is harder on his Butler than Richard Nixon, who kept haranguing his butler over a suspicious droopy eyelid.  “I know you’re tape recording me with that droopy eyelid!”  That was John Cusack, playing Nixon, improvising on the set of The Butler prior to Forest Whitaker holding Cusack up like he was a boombox.

From Around The Web

  1. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    Would you drop either Cain or Pineda for McHugh or Hellickson?

  2. gareth says:
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    I’m a fargin goofhole!

    • prez says:
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      @gareth: hey yall, my names gareth and i roster 6 catchers.. JUST IN CASE! If one sits out, i got 5 more! Biotches!

      Hey forrealy real, good job on 2nd place in my league. Seen that and i started purrin. I will now buy you a water bowl that says “King Feline”.

      • gareth says:
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        @prez: haha. I remember when we drafted you made a joke about me “not drafting yan gomes.” I didn’t draft him and he hung out on the wire a long time, but now look at the dude! He’s been Grey’s official catcher scab for two months!

        It did get a bit silly when I was carrying Gomes, Santana and Ramos. Dropped Ramos (whose tearing it up on another team by the way), and just own the 2 Indians now. I justify this by saying that Santana is a catcher in name alone these days in real life and is essentially my everyday third baseman. He has the nice bonus of filling in at first / CI and also the catcher spot when gomes is rested. I’m thrifty y’all!

        The rcl has been really fun this year. Learned alot. Currently in first at this time, with KID A and myself flip flopping places with regularity. Props to KID A, hes tough competition.

        I like “king feline” by the way. Has a nice ring to it.

        • Kid A says:
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          @gareth: Am looking forward to crushing your championship dreams over the next couple of months.

          • gareth says:
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            @Kid A: bring it on!

  3. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    The PhoCus is one of the most beautiful blurbs you have written all season. I tear up as I write this.

    Per the tour drop, by like minded do you mean hanging out with a 100 guys and 4 cocktail waitresses?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Thanks! Yes, that’s exactly what I mean by like-minded…

  4. gareth says:
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    The Chris Archer start could have looked alot worse yesterday.

    After 3 innings he was at 75 pitches, was liberal with hits / walks and was down 3-0.

    He somehow went on and threw three scoreless innings and ended up with a decent looking final line.

    He faces the Angels at home next. I’m guessing Trout, Calhoun, Hamilton, Pujols, Kendrick, Aybar and the gang should be able to expose his glaring peripherals and BABIP.

    I’ve owned him for about 2 months and he’s been solid. But like you said hes “just above a streamer.”

    He’s in the AL EAST (albeit a slightly less potent AL EAST than years past) and faces a not too friendly schedule the rest of the way – LAA, @ OAK, @ TEX, DET, @ BAL, @ NYY, NYY, BOS.

    Wow, just seeing that rest of season schedule makes me feel comfortable in dropping him.

    I own Price (who obviously faces that schedule too) so I really hope he gets a “Peavy reprieve” and gets traded to a nice home in the NL. He’s money now, can you imagine the domination? He’ll be like another lefty ace who was traded – Sabathia, C.C. circa 2008 Milwaukee brewers.

    Those poor NL hitters. Make it happen Friedman and NL trade partner!

    • prez says:
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      @gareth: okay shut up… And if you put g3 under this, you like penis on your forehead.

    • prez says:
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      @gareth: i read this and you actually said something somewhat useful….. Who are you and wat did you do with gareth?

      Ps. Who is the female in that picture on twitter? Sister ? If you say girlfriend im done with life………

      • gareth says:
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        @prez: The female is the reason I’m in the States. Hey, what can I say? She likes Cats.

        • prez says:
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          @gareth: im impressed !

      • J-FOH says:
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        @prez: our kitty is becoming a cat

  5. prez says:
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    Moved into my new place… Religious people underneath me.. Lord said tha’ll shall blow big blunts above thy holy…

    Im back baby !!!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @prez: Good job, prez! Get an Ephesians 49:69 tattoo. They won’t bother you after that.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @prez: Great to have you back properly, sir.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @prez: Ha Nice

    • de nachos says:
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      @prez: congrats and welcome back. we can now commence the battle for 11th place properly. thanks for spotting me the in absentia lead. i actually thought it was a forfeit, but you’re coming back like your hair’s on fire, i’m feeling like a professional jobber like Iron Mike Sharp when thought he had a chance against Hacksaw Jim Duggan until Jim goes into his three point stance and delivers the forearm shiver to the jaw. and you didn’t even have to use your 2X4.

      If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have Prez, I have become a clanging gong

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! great to hear

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prez: Praise the Lord, say hello to Jim Baker for me…

      • prez says:
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        Thanks all! And nacho, i felt bad so i let you not sit in 12th for a while. Now that youve enjoyed the 10-11 stage, im coming to put you back at the bottom. :)

          • prez says:
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            @Grey: ouchhh… Haha poor capozzi… Least hes got a nice van and a voice of a god….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Except he has Razzball on the side of the van… Great voice though!

              • prez says:
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                @Grey: hahahaha damn never thought if that… Razzballed out, and hes in last of last… *facepalm*

                It was a down year nick , its okay man!

                • Grey

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                  He’s gonna be the pied piper of prematurely balding men across the country…

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic write-up! Many thanks to the advice through the week, won 2 of 3 matchups – cue Meatloaf once again. The matchup I lost I started Minor (and we all know how swimmingly well his week went) AND Wood so no one can recover from such a shitstorm and still win the week even against a girl. No shite, we have a girl named Joan in one of my leagues (she like the Red Sox and that’s why she’s losing, pls don’t tell her). I didn’t lose to her this week and have never lost to her during the season, but she is 4-13 so she beat some poor schmohawk!

    Where to start…I noticed that in my seasonal re-draft league Jose Fernandez was available (only 47% owned) what is wrong with my league mates – Oh, yeah! Sry forgot to tell you that I just woke up from a 3-month coma.

    Can you imagine someone started Santana this week in a H2H matchup I observed, scored 60 standard fantasy points for the guy and he still lost his matchup. That’s pathetic.

    On to my questions…

    1. Would you start Quintana for his 2-start over Cobb’s one-start? SON loves Cobb’s one over Quintana’s two (@Det and home vs, MIN) combined because SON doesn’t like the @Det start.

    2. Would you start Cobb over both Kluber (at home versus Seattle’s lefty-heavy lineup) and Sonny Gray (who’s at home)? SON says Cobb>Gray=Kluber

    3. Whom would you rather start this week as your closer: Street, Uehara or Doolittle. I like Street and Doolittle because both LAA and OAK are better than BOS. Also, OAK is playing 4 at KC and I think it’s decidedly easier for closers to earn the save on the road than at home – BOS plays all its games at Fenway – 3 vs. TOR and 3 vs. NYY. I get the feeling that these games will be walk-off (no save) or blowouts by either team (once again, no save).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Cobb
      2. Kluber, Gray
      3. Street and Doolittle

  7. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: you dickhead.

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: wanker!

        • gareth says:
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          @gareth: Oh, and Pho Q!

      • prez says:
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        @Kid A: wat can i say … He likes it on the forehead.

  8. DrEasy says:
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    Is it finally time to drop Taijuan? Been holding on to him all season…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @DrEasy: No need to hold him in a redraft

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @DrEasy: if you have nobody else in NA slot leave him there.

  9. frankgrimes says:
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    when I goto Pho Cus
    I’m ordering banh mi

  10. Like a Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    10 teamer with deep benches but only 4 max spots per day. saves only. best bet for saves (and K’s 2nd most important, ratios 3rd) still soria out of all the guys who could instantly get jobs in the next 4 days? other options giles/quack/thayer/dunn/morris/fields/cotts/strop/ziegler/brothers.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Still Soria. Keep an eye on Giles.

  11. Todd says:
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    Arenado or machado ros?
    Arenado or machado keeper?

    I like them both more than most too But tired of using a bench spot for one of them, could use more space for streamers…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Todd: 1. Arenado
      2, Arenado

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I chose Arenado in a 12-teamer, trading Machado.

      I’d look to trade one and keep the other. You can’t go wrong with either.

  12. Mike says:
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    Should I drop Shoemaker, McCarthy or Keuchel to add Jesse Chavez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McCarthy would be my cut

  13. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    It took Leonardo da Vinci 12 years to paint the lips of the Mona Lisa

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      LdV was into DSLs

      I’ll see myself out

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Ha ha

  14. stonepie says:
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    that minor blurb is my thought process to the word. thinking about cutting him for shoemaker

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha…sounds fine

  15. phennore says:
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    18-team 5×5 keeper league. I can keep Trout for $19 next year. I have been offered Hamilton ($14), Bogaerts ($13), Gausman ($8), and Mejia ($5). Am I crazy for considering this?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @phennore: Yes you are crazy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold.

      If you own Trout in a keeper, my advice would be to draw a warm bubble bath, light some candles, and play Kool & the Gang’s “Cherish” on repeat.

    • OT says:
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      @phennore:

      do you think the 4 players combined will even match Trout’s production dollar value next year (not to mention being $11 and 3 spots more) If you have to even think about calculating that, then yes, crazy.

  16. Harris says:
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    Nice use of the word gotchies. Here is my dilemma. I am concerned about starting Cargo. A) his ankle B) he never hits anymore. I have 3 3rd baseman on the roster. Arenado,Wrght,and Headley. I think Headly out produces Wright ROS. I also trust your opinion quite a bit. So do I drop wright or Headley for an OF. Plenty available, or do I just roll cargo out there. Thanks in advance

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: BTW it’s a 10 team league with no DL. Trades are impossible, so players like Wright get dropped all the time.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Harris: I would drop Headley…you dont need him

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF. stick with Cargo and lose the extra 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: Agree with Mike and F

  17. coachgonzo says:
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    Hello Razzball, should I consider dropping betances for Salazar? 12 team mixed league roto

    • coachgonzo says:
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      @coachgonzo: or drop mejia instead

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @coachgonzo: If its not a holds league you can drop Betances

      • coachgonzo says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: no holds! thanks mcarthy, jimmy nelson, and rondon are other options

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @coachgonzo: Don’t drop Mejia whatever you do. I would hold off on giving up Betances…anyone else you can throw on the chopping block?…Salazar is definitely worth owning, just not at the price of those two

      • coachgonzo says:
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        @Mello Yello: my worst starters are wheeler and bauer, but wheeler has been hot and bauer has 2 starts. Im torn

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @coachgonzo: Oh dude Rondon’s out there? I would go after him over Salazar

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @coachgonzo: Id still drop Betances

          • Mello Yello says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: Yeah I’d think about Rondon over Betances

            • coachgonzo says:
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              @Mello Yello: thx guys, salazar got picked up, but I was able to get Rondon. Sagnof!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure.

      Hold Mejia.

      • coachgonzo says:
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        @Mike: picked rondon, and now I have Doolittle, melancon, jensen,Mejia, and rondon. I could trade from here if needed. My starters are price,lee,Teheran, wheeler,bauer,and richards to go along w all those closers. Sagnof!

  18. stynyr says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5, keep 5

    Is it okay to drop Segura? I have Rollins and Segura has been really poor.

    c-lucroy
    1b-rizzo
    2b-utley
    ss-rollins
    3b-longoria
    of-braun, cargo, choo
    util-moss, gordon
    n/a-segura
    dl-springer

    sp-kershaw, eovaldi, kazmir, teheran, quintana,hammell, beckett, mchugh
    rp-hawkins, betances, perkins, rondon
    dl-wacha

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @stynyr: For…who?

      • stynyr says:
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        @Mello Yello: I would just be dropping him. I have Rollins at SS.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends who you would want to put in your N/A spot over him, but it looks like you don’t need 2 shortstops

  19. AJ says:
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    ‘Sup Grey two quick ones for you:

    1- Drop Zimmerman for Juan Francisco?
    2- Drop McHugh to open up space for Paxton from DL?

    Thanks boss

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d say yes to both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Agree with Mike

  20. J says:
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    I’ve got Arismendy, Vicorino and Chris Carter at the tail end of my hitting rotation.

    Should I make any swaps for:
    Reddick
    Willingham
    Solarte
    Holt
    Freese

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @J: Reddick for Victorino

    • J says:
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      Throw kiermaier in there too

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @J: Same deal

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

  21. JeF With 1 F says:
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    As Prez said im prolly going to be in a WADA shit tonight for streaming Wada and theres a good chance hes right. So im polishing up my brass balls tonight and streaming him against the rockies with no tulo, no cargo, no coors.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: If ever there’s a time to stream against them…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mello Yello: Yea SON is middle of the road on this one so im taking a shot.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: as far as streamers go SON is very high on Wada today. at least compared to all the guys available in my leagues.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good luck!

  22. kyle kendrick says:
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    CF is injured and its slim pickins: santana sizemore or ackley. Also at SS: santana alcides or segura

    Crazy for me to not pitch lee this week in a league that locks and throw stroman and lohse (2 starts) instead?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @kyle kendrick: Santana, Alcides…not crazy at all

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

  23. Wilsonian says:
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    Two questions:

    1) I need a 2B, who is the pickup:

    Wong (have to wait until tomorrow), Prado, Harrison, Arismendy, Lowrie, take a flyer on the Gyork-Store

    2) Rosario sucks. He has sucked and looks like he is going to continue to suck. Zunino is out there. Yes, I know his average is god awful, but he’s still somewhere around 3rd or 4th among catchers in HRs. Would you lose Rosario and set it and forget it with Zunino?

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

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1. Like Jimi says, I think you’ll have to wait ’til tomorrow (oh what you say?) for Wong gone. 2. I would hold on Rosario. I’m a Zunino owner, and he’s all over the place…owning him is like having a girlfriend you’re constantly thinking about breaking up with, but on the day you finally get the balls to do it, she comes through with tickets to a concert or game and rolls you three joints just because, so you have to grit it out a little longer…that’s kinda what I’m feeling at least

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Wong or Alky, prefer Wong

      2. Just stream catchers in an 8-team league

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: the only guys available that are worth a shizz are Zunino, Ramos, d’Arnaud, Jaso, Salty. Still stream or just hang on to Rosario? Also limited to 9 moves per week, FYI.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Ramos and Jaso are good options. Maybe play those guys when Wilin is away from Coors for the week.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Mike: you think I should drop Rosario for one of those guys? Then try to pick him back up when he’s back in Coors? He’s away from Coors this week, FYI.

  24. Yescheese says:
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    “Chris Sale – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.88. Can we hurry things along? The 2022 Yankees want to offer Sale a billion dollar one-year contract.”

    …following his third tommy john surgery the previous year. ESPN: “Bombers got a steal!”

  25. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    OPS league need a utility player:

    Span, Gomes, Granderson, Markakis, Jennings, aramis, hill, eaton, Francisco, or Chris Carter

    Also, should I drop alcantara for hill who looks hot?

    • Kyle Kendrick says:
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      @Kyle Kendrick: Rutledge is also available for Utility or to drop Alcantara and replace

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Kyle Kendrick: I would go Francisco…I would consider Rutledge for Alcantara

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      lots of options. I’d go with Carter

      If Tulo is out for a decent amount of time (and it looks like he could be) I’d go Rut

      • Kyle Kendrick says:
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        @Mike: drop alcantara for Rutledge then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

    • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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      @Kyle Kendrick: Granderson is not on many radars but since May 1st he’s been pretty steady. His OPS per month have been .838, .933, and .753 so far in July. Plus he’s hit 5 hrs in each of those months.

      His April was just so putrid everyone plugged their noses and ran away thinking he was the fetid remains of Bobby Bonilla.

  26. atl, son says:
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    What’s up with Teheran? I’ve got decent pitching and a few waiver options I’m eyeing. Try and trade Teheran for a good bat?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @atl, son: A really good bat

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello. Should be able to get a T30 bat for him

      • atl, son says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mello, Mike.

    • MooseOutFront says:
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      @atl, son: I traded Teheran Alex Gordon and R. Soriano for Braun and Lackey a couple weeks ago. Since dropped Lackey, but I still like the trade for me.

  27. david says:
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    (pick only one) Peavy or Hendricks?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @david: Hendricks. I’ve seen Peavy enough to know he’s a 6IP, 4 ER guy…so blah

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      both streamers IMO…agree with Mello

  28. Mike says:
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    Gyorko or Scooter at 2b? Gotta drop the odd man out.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Can’t you just drop both?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: In all honesty, Scooter

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

  29. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Just got offered Papelbon for my Melky. My outfield is Jones/Bautista/Bruce/Pence/B. Hamilton/Gordon/Melky with at least one of them having to ride the bench. It’s a Roto league and I’m currently neck and neck with three others in saves ( I have 92, the three above me are at 99 100 and 103). Currently my other closers are Perkins/Janssen/K-Rod. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. Melky sounds like an extra piece and Pap helps your team

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: id lose gordon or bruce instead of melky if he’ll do.that move

  30. Joe says:
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    My team has a serious speed problem, and I don’t mean they’re failing drug tests. I’ve got a 4-8-4 record when it comes to steals. (I’ve also got a 6-8-2 record in HRs but that’s another story). I missed out on Neil Walker last week, but should I drop Aaron Hill for Bonifacio or Gennett? Also, I know you’re a Starlin Castro fan but, given his past month, would you drop him if you could get Andrus (somebody put him on waivers)?

    My team is: C- Ramos, 1B – Freeman, 2B – Hill, 3B – Longoria, SS – S. Castro, OF – Cutch, Cespedes, Melky, Util – Gordon, Bench – Choo

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Joe: I would go Bonafacio. Hold off on Andrus…he is the biggest mirage in this Mojave desert known as fantasy shortstops

      • Joe says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        Will hold Castro for now. Should have also mentioned Razzball all-time favorite frustration Rutledge is also available, he he!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d add Bonifacio and hold Castro

  31. david says:
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    @Mello Yello: Yeah, I know, but he used to be an ace-type pitcher when he was with the Pads. Now he’s back in the NL West. So, for me, he is more appealing than at first glance. Well, that sounded gay.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @david: Yeah you should get some rainbow stickers and move to San Fran with Peavy bro haha. Sure he’s more “appealing” now but Hendricks is more “appealing” en general…I would have typed this faster, but I was doing a lot of air quoting every time I said appealing…not that there’s anything wrong with that

  32. 740 says:
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    sup Grey, “rolled ankles” lol funny shit bro….10team roto 5×5…ROS Yan or Wilin?

    Thanks again

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! I’d go Yan

  33. Ron says:
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    In a roto OBP league I need to drop one. Who gets the boot?

    Rutledge, Reddick, D. Sanatana, Wong or Lastella

    Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ron: Stella!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

  34. Juan says:
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    Choo and Gordon have been total duds for me over the past month or longer. I could use more pop and more speed (couldn’t we all?).

    Chris Johnson, Denard Span, Adam Eaton, Seth Smith, Chris Carter, Juan Francisco, and Eric Hosmer are all available.

    Any moves I should be making?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Juan: Try trading both in a 2 for 1 and go after Chris Johnson

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Juan: or Hosmer…or Francisco…but yeah, start wheelin and dealin

      • Juan says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        Ha. If only. Believe me I tried.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Span and Carter aka speed and pop. I’d try to hold onto Gordon though

  35. Lopes says:
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    Weekly Lineup change H2H league, who’s the better play this week- Rosario (@cubs, @det) or d’arnaud (vs Phi vs SF) S-O-N says Rosario

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rosario

  36. The Wickler says:
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    Drop one of Gausman, Bauer for Paxton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they are all similar IMO. I’d hold actually

  37. Chris says:
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    Points league, and there’s room for only 3: which 1 of these 4 MIFs do you NOT keep going forward?

    Arismendy Alcantara
    Jed Lowrie
    Jean Segura
    Kolten Wong

    THANKS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough call. I’d lose Alky

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Chris: segura for me

  38. royce! says:
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    Broth…el! Ha!

    There’s a Pho King nearby. I don’t think it’s intended to be ironic.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

  39. ManuteBologna says:
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    Get Wood (Alex), deGrom, or McCarthy over any of these guys?

    Hahn
    Salazar
    Tanner Roark

    ?

    • Chris says:
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      @ManuteBologna:

      imo, all 3 of those guys (Wood, deGrom, McCarthy) are better than Salazar.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Wood and de Grom over Hahn and Salazar

      • ManuteBologna says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks – meant to throw Peavy in there too. Still Wood and de Grom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  40. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Need someone to play my UTIL spot with Marte on the DL. Options are Butler, Hosmer, Ozuna, Khris Davis, Revere, Andrus, Segura… Which would you rather have?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna or Davis both solid options

  41. Joeg414 says:
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    Time to scoop Ottavino again for Saves with the Pirates’s interest in Hawkins?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’d be the spec

  42. papasmurf says:
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    I subscribe to activersion (what channel is that anyway?) but alas I started McHugh right away after I saw that he had pitched well in rehab with good control. Stupid me. I really should stop reading the updates on players cuz they tend to be the opposite of how things worked out. At least it wasn’t terrible. Just one run after the first. The 9 Ks are a consolation prize. (Cost me two pts in the standings though… and my team’s out of first by 2 pts now… I hope it doesn’t end up costing me in the end.)

    Duda is the entire Mess offense nowadays.

    I wonder if Gary Cohen has ever considered personalizing his Duda homerun call to: Hit in the air deep to right, back to the wall goes ___, looking up… Dude! Ah~

    Jon Sterling would probably have a lot of fun with the name.

  43. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning all.
    Grey you make my monday mornings less shitty. Still shitty, but less shitty. So thanks!

    Quick questions before I find an empty cubicle to take a nap.

    1. Weekly lock, standard H2H. Thinking about throwing Gyrko right back into the fire. Deep league so I’ve had him on the DL this whole time. The other guy I would be starting him over is Kike Hernandez. Green light?

    2. Couple of speed bumps on the pitching front, not sure which direction to go in. Four pitchers I’m choosing from for the week. I’m pretty meh about all of them, and so is SON, but I need to pick 2 starters:
    Despaigne vs. STL
    Gausman vs. LAA
    Hughes @ KC
    Alex Wood @ LAD

    Thanks again!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Forgot to mention I also drafted Paxton and he’s been in my other DL spot. I can activate him for his Saturday start in lieu of one the above 4 starters. Probably too risky, though….
      Grey, Mike, what do?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. I’d still roll with Kike
      2. Gausman and Wood

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thx Mike as per usual.
        Follow up question being do you say Kike because you are questioning Gyrko’s playing time coming out of the gate or are we assuming they both get a similar amount of ABs for the week?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Could take time for Gyorko to get up to speed after being out a while. You could probably flip a coin, it’s just my preference.

  44. Eric the Red says:
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    Help!!!

    In a must-win situation for the next five weeks and need help on my final roster spot this week.

    JD Martinez (slumping, home vs. mostly lefties), Kendrys (slumping, all road games) or Xander (sorta slumping, home and facing Yanks and Jays)

    Gather around, everyone, and chime in. This is a total points league.

    Much appreciated!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      JD

      • eric the red says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks. That’s who I currently have plugged in. Just hoping he doesn’t get benched. Other hit outfielders on that team.

      • eric the red says:
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        @Grey:

        Does Aoki do anything for you guys? He’s available.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went over him in the post

  45. Lenny says:
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    Would you be dropping señor Dallas keuchel ? If yes I’d be adding Stroman . Or I could always drop a bench bat for the stromanator aka frosty the Stroman lol I could keep going but I’ll stop.

    At utility Alexei Ramirez vs polanco? A ram seemed to be productive this week & polanco did have a couple homers but seemed up/down

    Thank you greatly, you helped me big time last week!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold Keuchel

      Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lenny: No problem, agree with Mike

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Currently have 5 closers – Soriano, Rodney, Allen, Melancon, Benoit. Also have a struggling SP rotation – Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Shields, A.Wood, Lincecum, Stroman, Henderson. Yes I know they look good on paper, but they’re getting knocked around lately. Do I deal Benoit or Henderson for Ventura or Quintana? I’m in 5th and now 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, so I need to do some work and pick things up.

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, Ventura

  47. Edward says:
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    I was offered Chris Davis for Jay Bruce (would fill my utility). What do you think – who’s got the better chance of a bounce back 2nd half?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Crush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Edward: I’d go Bruce, but it’s a coin flip

  48. scott says:
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    trumbo or desmond jennings rest of the season? total bases is a category

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Trumbo

  49. Qbert says:
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    Beltran or Choo ROS for my DH spot? I just need some consistency in average and so,e counting stats. Dare I throw Butler into the mix?

    Also, have had Dustin on the bench recently in favor of Aaron hill. Hill or Rutledge ROS?

    Thanks holmes

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Beltran

      I like Hill if Tulo isn’t out long. If he is, I’d lean Rut

  50. The Big Yabu says:
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    weekly lineup questions for a 5×5 roto league — lots of tough decisions:
    (1) at SS, trust Asdrubal’s health, or start Jhonny instead?
    (2) at OF, Gardner (3 @ Tex, 3 @ Bos) or Torii (3 vs CHW, 3 vs Col)?
    (3) at Util, Ortiz (3 vs Tor, 3 vs NYY) or Frazier (3 vs Ari, 4 @ Mia)?
    (4) at RP, Rosenthal (3 @ SD, 3 vs Mil) or Papelbon (3 @ NYM, 4 @ Was)?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. AssCab
      2. Gardner
      3. Ortiz
      4. Rosenthal

  51. L-Boogie says:
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    1. Petricka or spec on Giles ROS?

    2. With Gerrit Cole coming back soon should I drop Shoemaker for him?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Petricka since Giles won’t get an saves unless Pap is moved

      2. sure

  52. Natty Boh says:
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    Was offered Ervin Santana, Matt Garza, and Matt Adams for Darvish, Lance Lynn, and Adam Dunn. Darvish was a sell and Santana a buy, but I like Lance Lynn. What do Yu think?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still feel like Yu is the best player in the deal, but Adams is a nice upgrade over Dunn as well. It’s fair, but I’d hold and stick with the Yu side.

  53. Wilsonian says:
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    Lose Toriiiii for Carter for UTIL/OF fill-in? Looks like Torii has lost his Zombino status.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: could also pick up Ozuna instead of Carter.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Wilsonian: Id rather have OZUNA!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      OZUNA

  54. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Has Steve Pearce jumped the jumped the shark? Not that there’s anything out there, but is he safe to drop? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Probably another schmotato out there…

  55. TacktheKack says:
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    Who would you start (weekly league)…Odorizzi Mil & LAA or Latos @Miami? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Latos

  56. Corey says:
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    Role playing. You’re a medieval dungeon master and I’m a scantily clad wench who– wait, wrong website. OK try this: You’re in a 10-team H2H OPS/QS league. Say you only had one more player add you could make this week. The following statements are true.

    -Xander Bogaerts is your only shortstop. You have room to add a backup.
    -Josh Rutledge is available.
    -Javier Baez is in your NA spot and you’d want him over Rutledge.
    -Joc Pederson is available and you want to add him the second A) he makes a ML team or B) Javier Baez gets called up and you can slide Pederson into the NA spot.

    Do you add Rutledge? If you do add him and trade deadline craziness ensues where either Baez or Pederson get called up, you wasted the move. If you hold and nothing happens this week, you had Bogaerts hitting .100 for you all week in your H2H match.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! I’d just pick up Rutledge as your backup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Ha, Agree with Mike

  57. Knyock Knyock Knycok, Hey Mo! says:
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    12 team H2H… Is it crazy stupid to trade my Puig for Billy Hamilton? I have little speed (guys like Trout, Puig, aren’t running as much this yr). Or, just find cheaper speed on ww (Dyson) and play him over Trumbo?

    Billy can just win steals every week single-handedly. And puig has been sucking balls for the past 2 months. Thoughts? Thanks boys!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you have to do what you need to do for the win. if Billy helps you get a ring this year, do it. If not, I prefer Puig in a vacuum. Dyson will only frustrate you if you’re expecting consistent playing time and steals in bunches.

    • Corey says:
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      @Knyock Knyock Knycok, Hey Mo!: Forgive me for butting in. I am in a 10-team H2H league and own Billy Hamilton (incidentally, I also own Puig). I can assure you Billy Hamilton does not win you steals every week single-handedly.

      My SB record on the year: 9-7-0.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        …and then there’s this to consider

        • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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          @Mike: I also have andrus, trout, and Jennings who will also contribute. In H2h, I may just go for it knowing I will most likely be up 1-0 each week at minimum. Puig just has not been doing anything so I’m fearful he’s hiding some injury.

          • Corey says:
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            @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: Speaking again as a Puig owner, I have to ask, do we own the same Puig?

            Last 30
            17/1/9/0/.316/.974

            Last 14
            4/0/2/0/.333/1.2

            Maybe not stealing bases or mashing bomb after bomb but he is certainly not doing “nothing.” I one last week thanks in large part to him and his three triple night… and he only played for three days!

            • Corey says:
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              @Corey: *won. You’re certainly not winning the Fantasy Grammar Championship, Corey. IDIOT.

              • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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                @Corey: his power seems gone and 4 RBI should be a night, not 2 weeks of production.

                • Corey says:
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                  @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: I mean, trade Puig if you want. But lots of people would value him more than you do and you could get a better return than Billy Hamilton, who is not an upgrade over Puig. I think they say something about steals ain’t got no something here.

  58. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    give up: chris davis
    get: james shields

    yes/no?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope

  59. Wilsonian says:
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    Last question for now, I promise…

    I have Dozier at 2nd who has been friggin TERRIBLE lately. I want to pick up Wong to play over Dozier for right now, but I’m not sure who to drop. I’m looking at cutting Hunter for Ozuna, and I could lose Pedro for Wong. Ozuna would be UTIL/OF fill-in and Pedro is riding the pine as my 4th 3B. Drop Pedro for Wong?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup. you don’t need four 3B

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: thanks man. Making some serious moves today. I think I’m done bogarting all of your time on this site!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no worries at all man. I enjoy it. Good luck with your moves!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Mike: thanks! I’ll need it. Gotta make a push for this last playoff spot.

  60. Nathan Eovaldi Mia – SP – there was everything to like about him – up to June 6th – he was not giving up any runs – he was striking out players with his 100mph fast ball – pitches in a good home park – young pitcher – its almost like the movie WESTWORLD where nothing can go wrong – not sure what is wrong here – is it a hidden injury – just location – league caught up with him – in a dynasty league should an owner hold on to him – I cant pitch him anymore – I know Grey you been watching hours and hours of tapes on him so what do you see man

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold in a dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball: I’d hold him, just going through a tough stretch, he has solid stuff

    • phenomenot says:
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      @Mr Baseball: Post-start’em depression typically can last up to 2 months.

  61. hifi says:
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    hey Mike, Thanks as always for the tips!

    I’m in a shallow 10 team 10 keeper H2H – standard cats + OPS & QS. .

    Do you think Garcia has more long term upside than any of the following? Would you keep him over anyone marked w/ an *?
    – Puig $36 *
    – Bautista $20
    – Melky $4
    – K.Davis $10 *
    – Yelich $10 *
    – Wil Myers (DL) $4 *

    You think I have enough OF upside w/ Puig/Myers/K.Davis/Yelich to let Garcia go and maybe snag him in the off season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, you’ve got it right. Garcia is a guy you can probably reacquire in the offseason or next year’s draft.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      also, I might consider keeping Bautista over Davis FWIW

      • hifi says:
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        @Mike: yeah, good point, gotta figure Bautista has another year or two in the tank and he would redraft at more than $20 given his performance so far (provided he doesn’t get hurt again). Also, if he can get another 11 more starts at 1st that’d be a sneaky way to get him into lineups.

        What do you think about Melky at $4? Maybe I just deal Khris Davis and keep all 5 as OF/DH (and maybe 1B)?

  62. Jon says:
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    Can I get your thoughts on a few possible trades?

    a) Odor for McGee
    b) Jansen for Hammel, Al Escobar
    c) Jansen, Doolittle for Hammel, Feliz, Escobar

    Any of those you like? Keeper league and Odor is a borderline keeper depending on if he has a role next year. I could do a and b/c if you like all.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Jansen and Doolittle and just ride Odor

      if you do these moves it seems like a wash in the end

  63. Teddy Heater says:
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    Mike,
    Reddick or Eaton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d still go with Eaton unless you’re really in need of the power Reddick could bring to the table. Kind of a toss up.

  64. AA says:
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    I got McHugh and Paxton coming off the DL, who do I drop between Nelson, Salazar, Chavez or Shoemaker? I also have 4 closers which I don’t need…who would I drop between Petricka or Hawkins?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I guess Salazar. I might actually lose McHugh to be honest.

      Petricka

      • AA says:
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        @Mike: Any fears that LaTroy gets traded and loses his closer value?

  65. LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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    Someone in my league just dropped Billy Butler and Allen Craig..
    either or these guys worth dropping alcides, brock holt, or dillon gee?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, not really. Maybe Gee but I’d rather carry an extra arm than an extra bat.

  66. MooseOutFront says:
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    Drop Rajai for Span?

    In a 12 team HTH I really needed Rajai to be that guy that could carry the whole SB category for me, but his playing time for the past month is at about 50%.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  67. stank frinatra says:
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    When DeGrom was in the minors at St. Lucie for the Mets, he learned the changeup from a rehabbing vet. That rehabbing vet? Johan Santana. Not a bad changeup to learn. It took him the rest of the year to really get it down, but when he did… it is the difference.

    Need to drop someone after a trade. Who do you like better for ROS and maybe (but prob not) keeper: Despaigne or Hutchison (5×5 14 team roto).

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      great info stank

      I’d rather have Hutchison. Despaigne has SD and NL on his side, but I don’t really trust him

      • Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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        @Grey: his changeup is THAT good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eye test? Or stats to prove it?

          • Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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            @Grey: I’ve watched some of his video and he’s throwing hard, 93-95, which is why his change is so effective. He’s even throwing the changeup when he’s behind in the count when batters are expecting the fastball.

            I’m just saying, it’s not an accident that he’s doing this well. His change is real.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The numbers say something different on his change…

  68. smegma says:
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    Which SP this week:

    H.Alvarez (Wsh and Cin): SON averages 8.45 between the 2 starts
    Arrieta (Col): SON has 15

    Get 5 points for QS and W…having a tough time deciding on this one. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d lean going after two QS’s with Alvarez

  69. 12 in Doyer Dog says:
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    I’m in a H2H 10 team Dynast points league. 5 pts for QS, 7 pts for win, -.5K. Otherwise pretty standard scoring. I’m not making the playoffs this year so trying to get younger and plan for next year.

    I trade my Vmart and C Dickerson for his Chris Owings, Mookie Betts and Jimmy Nelson.

    Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s fair and it helps you get younger for sure. I’m wondering if you could get better for VMart with the year he’s having if you shopped him

      • 12 in Doyer Dog says:
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        @Mike:

        Yeah I hear ya on Vmart. I’ve been shopping him for like a month but w/o much bite. The teams that are contending aren’t looking for more offense from the positions he provides. If he had C eligibility this would have been a way easier move.

        Thanks!

  70. KCC26 says:
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    12 team mixed league:
    Dozier, Alex rios, and Beckett too much for cano?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think it’s too much, but I’m not as big a fan of Dozier

  71. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Instead of trading puig for billy, I actually have another owner offering rios plus either Felix or stras? Leaning rios/Felix for puig. Thoughts??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rios/Felix sounds good if you need the pitching. If you’re rotation is sound, I’d still rather have Puig

  72. TheShelbySensation says:
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    With Tulo hitting the DL and me in first place I just pulled the trigger on the following trade: My Tulo, Cobb and 9th RD draft pick for his Reyes, Scherzer and 15th RD draft pick. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      gotta move the dead weight. I like it

  73. L-Boogie says:
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    Pitching conundrum. 12 team 5×5 weekly league. OK in K, WHIP, ERA but I need wins (7th) AND saves (11th). Just picked up Petricka. We only starts 7 Ps. This week I’m planning on starting:

    Odor vs Mil (SON 17.5) and LAA (11)
    Cobb vs Mil (21.4)
    Iwakuma @ Cle (10.6) and @ Bal (12)
    Kluber vs Sea (13.3)
    And 2 closers (Allena nd Petricka)

    That leaves one spot open for:
    Teheran @ Dodgers (9.5)
    A Wood @ Dodgers (10.7)
    Arrieta vs Col (15)
    Hahn vs StL (9.5)
    McCarthy @ Tex (0.8)

    Teheran is obviously my best pitcher. Start him? Or go with best SON score in Arrieta? Or swap out any of the other 4?

    Thanks.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: Failed to mention Teheran is going up against Kershaw. There goes my win potential.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Pitching is deeper than ever right now.

        Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Teheran

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        whoops…looks like my shift is over. peace

  74. osnam says:
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    Good morning. Is Brad Boxberger a must own in holds leagues? Also, i have too many hitters. Who would you drop? Trumbo, Napoli, Mike Morse or Polanco. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @osnam: I’d own him… Morse

  75. JV says:
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    Pick 3 of these guys for the week. Need wins

    Rick Porcello Home vs Col
    Cliff Lee at Washington
    Matt Shoemaker at Tampa
    Jacob deGrom home vs SF
    Doug Fister home vs Philly
    Francisco Liriano 2 starts at Arizona, at SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JV: I’d look at SON… deGrom, Porcello, Lee

  76. Clint says:
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    So, hang onto Minor or snatch Salazar or Paxton from waivers?

  77. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5. yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give up- Chris Davis, Kole Calhoun.
    get- Paul Goldschmidt.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Walker. 3B- Machado. SS- Jeter. IN- Rutledge.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Dickerson. OF- Calhoun. OF- Crisp. UT- Joyce.
    BN- Pederson, Betts, Gyorko, Dyson, Gose, Solarte, d’Aarnaud,
    DL- Cuddyer. DL- Saunders.
    SP- Bumgarner,. SP- Kennedy. RP- Britton. RP- Petricka
    P- Storen. P- Santana. P- Kuroda.
    BN- Gausman, Nelson.

    right now I think I would be picking 5 keepers from these 6..
    Bumgarner, Machado, Davis, Cruz, Dickerson, Calhoun.

    if I could package Davis and Calhoun to get Goldschmidt, that would be better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpecialFNK: I’d want Goldy, can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t…

  78. Spring Blake says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty, keep everyone forever. Drop Eovaldi or Hellickson to activate deGrom from the minors?

    I’d lean towards hellickson, but not sure how to gauge his value going forward

  79. Corey says:
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    How do I get my avatar to work here as it does when you sign up for the Razzball forums? I want to be in Razzball Hot-Or-Not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Ha… Go to gravatar.com and upload, it’ll show up here in a half an hour

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: How did you guys get yours to be so sharp? Mine is 500×500 so shouldn’t be blurry when shrunk to 50×50.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had help, not sure, sorry… Maybe someone else can help…

  80. Al says:
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    Need to drop one of Moustakas, Danny Santana, Singleton, Solarte…weekly Ops league.

    Thanks for telling me Peavy won’t suck, so I don’t feel like scum when my wife(Giants fan) is being optimistic about him and I have to agree with her

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al: Solarte…Ha, no problem

  81. Paul says:
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    Any concerns about Alex Wood? This guy has been one of my favs since last season, but he’s looked more hittable lately. Playing a guy with a lot of closer’s this week in my 10 team redraft and I’m thinking of adding McGee for Wood in the meantime (Wood’s start against the Dodgers has me worried).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Sure, go with McGee

  82. Boomer19 says:
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    Reports of Lester going to the Dodgers. Would that increase his value any?

  83. OT says:
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    Porcello v. COL or Wood @ LAD? SON has them neck and neck and I don’t care about K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OT: Porcello

  84. bigwormsherm says:
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    In a holds league…

    Offered Tulo for Wade Davis
    Which side would you take?

    Rest of season: Cobb or Sonny gray?

    Also which side on this deal…Gray or Cobb & Joba for Braun

  85. Cram It says:
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    Please rank for deep league IF spot: Alcantara, Holt, Gyorko. SB’s least important category.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Cool. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • prez says:
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      @Cram It: jose molina…..

  86. Rags says:
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    NL-only OBP roto league, also, we have no benches so if you own a pitcher, you get every start, can’t bench or stream starters.

    We have $50 bonus to spend on players entering the league. The winning bid is also that player’s keeper price next year ($260 league). Any bid $21 or more is an automatic long-term-contract and there’s a hefty penalty for breaking those.

    I’m probably going to throw down about $3 for Pierzynski since I have a black hole in my second catcher spot, but I’m not too concerned about him.

    What do I bid on Solarte and Peavy? I need hitting more than pitching. I’m worried that if I bid too much, I won’t have enough for a potential Zobrist, Price or Lester.

    So here’s my complicated multi-part question:

    1) What is Solarte worth in an OBP league?
    2) What is Peavy worth?
    3) What are the odds Zobrist, Price or Lester end up in the NL next week? What would Zobrist, Price and Lester be worth in NL-only?
    4) What do I doooo? HALP!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: 1. 4 2. 12 3. Could happen

  87. Cheese says:
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    12 team H2H
    I give up Brett Gardner and Steve Cishek
    I get Zack Greinke

    C – Carlon Santana
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Jason Kipnis
    3B – Josh Donaldson
    SS – Elvis Andrus
    CI – Nolan Arenado
    MI – Josh Rutledge
    LF – Brett Gardner
    CF – Jacoby Ellsbury
    RF – Alex Gordon
    OF – Jay Bruce, Nick Swisher
    Util – Kendrys Morales, Jedd Gyorko
    DL – George Springer, Wil Myers

    SP – Cliff Lee, Sonny Gray, Alex Cobb, Alex Wood, Danny Salazar, Francisco Liriano, Josh Tomlin, Taijuan Walker
    RP – Francisco Rodriguez, Steve Cishek, Hector Rondon, Joaquin Benoit
    DL – Masahiro Tanaka, Justin Masterson

    Thoughts?

  88. Troy says:
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    I need power. Is dropping the king of SNAGOF to add Gyorko worth it? I drafted Gyorko this year and dropping him felt pretty good after his miserable start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you no one else to drop, sure

  89. Ben R says:
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    Kenley had a Kimbrel last night. kust sayin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  90. Lou says:
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    Hey Boys!

    – P Alvarez or Headley ROS ?
    – whats status of Coole & Cashner, can I drop either of them for a SP streamer ?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez, drop either

  91. Charles says:
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    12 team points league. Are J. Kelly (SON $1.1) and S. Miller (SON $6.5) worth streaming this week vs SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  92. Squidblob says:
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    Pho Cus- don’t confuse that with my big idea, “Faux Cus”, where all the waiters say “darn tootin'” and “shite” and “well heck, ya frikkin’ biznitch”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  93. Sky

    Sky says:
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    And Jedd Gyorko is back! I’m so excited to get an 0/3 with 2 K’s and an infield pop-up out of him. It would be 0/4 with a ground out but he’s batting 7th and Ervin will probably pitch a perfect game today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s now my third ex-Sky All-Star on my RCL team…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Eric Hosmer the third one? If that’s a Sky All-Star, that would explain a whole lot of what went wrong with that team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer was you wasn’t it? Khris, Hosmer And Gyorko, no?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            It was. If those are my All-Stars…welp, that explains 11th place. I’ve posted this poster in my office to taunt myself for this rancid season and how much Chris Davis helped it along the way:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Provocative… I like it!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sky: Lucky me, I don’t get him until Wednesday so I’ll miss two of those O-fer’s….

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        #blest

  94. zoro! says:
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    Great post as usual. Now, give me your advice!

    6X6 roto OPS keeper league (I’m out of it this year):

    Give: Sonny Gray for 3 more years, draft position 12, position will move to 10 and 8 in 2016 and 2017, respectively

    Get: Chris Davis for one more year and his draft position (18)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Davis

  95. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly OPS league, BB and K count, need a CI this week: Pearce (HT $11.9), Cron (5.1), Francisco (2.0), Solarte (-0.4) or Rutledge (0.9)?

    Same league, W, L and QS count, which SP is your first drop? H. Alvarez, Beckett, A. Wood, deGrom. Decent FA options available.

    ROS SVs, McGee or Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco…. Wood…Britton

  96. Fish says:
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    Cargo/Frazier for Brantley/Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley side, it’s fair

  97. Darryl Sorensen says:
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    1B issues, have an open DL slot, should i stash Cuddyer while i trot out Cron at 1B or look elsewhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who is elsewhere

      • Darryl Sorensen says:
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        @Grey: Hosmer, Swisher, Morse, Morales, Cater, Hart, Dunn,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer

  98. ferris says:
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    Until yadi comes back

    Pierzynski
    Or
    Grandal

    ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ

  99. Pope says:
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    12 team H2H, We keep 2

    Give A. Escobar ($1), A. Gordon ($17), A. Rios ($22), G. Richards ($2) for Melky ($1), Kemp ($21), D. Gordon ($1)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Nice, thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. Charles says:
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    12 team points league with heavy scoring for pitchers (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, 2.5 pts per K, -2.5 pts per ER, -1 pts per BB, 20 pts per Save). In our league we can only start two RPs so I currently have KRod and Melancon. Trying to work out a trade for a SP. Which RPs should I offer for Anibal Sanchez OR Jared Weaver?

    KRod, Melancon, S. Casilla, J. Petricka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon for Weaver or Anibal

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey! Offers are sent. Hopefully I get one of those SPs back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. Fish says:
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    Would you trade Pujols for Reyes? I have Escobar right now and I’d slot B. Moss in at first if I made the deal. OPS league that counts OFAs.

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish:

      Trading Pujols for Dee Gordon is also an option.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d prefer Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. Pitcher Switcher says:
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    Cut Cain for Ervin, Keuchel, or Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  103. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Its a new week ….Gattis is 1 for 1…HALLELUJAH HOLLA BACK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice, I’m oh for one… Gyorko!

  104. can't fight fate says:
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    Hey Gray, do you see any closer moving? Not interested in Colorado, both Brothers and Ottovino are not really reliable. I kept Giles for weeks, but Papelbon does not really have any suitors now. Maybe take a chance on the Sox, and pick up Mejica? Or drop Giles, and stream? Have 3 good closers as it is, was hoping to capitalize of a Pap move, but not likely to happen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica has been much worse than Ottavino

  105. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Apparently the Mets offered Syndeguard for Tulo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do the Rockies throw in crutches?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Tulo has Mets written all over him….Huge contract and hurt all the time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would be an awful trade for them… Omar Minaya back in town?

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yea i hope it doesnt happen…id rather see them get starlin

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I can’t imagine what the thinking would even be to get Tulo… Seriously, I’m confused…

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: As much as i dont like cargo because he never plays…hes less risky, hes only got a couple years left on his deal and its not bad….but personally id stay away from both of them. If the mets trade syndegaard they have to get it right.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Makes no sense to trade for a vet right now, sign someone in the offseason if they want a bat…

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Grey: problem is Nelson Cruz is the only decent power bat next year and I wouldn’t touch him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s not a good fit for the Mets either… They need to reevaluate everything they’ve done so far and try to pull some Beane out of their butt…

  106. Jack says:
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    I know Dozier is streaky, but geez. This is getting bad. Stick with him or go Wong?

    Also – Alcantara or Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Arismendy

  107. Jasen says:
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    We used to have a pho place near my house called “PHO BICH NGA”. I liked to think that the first H was silent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  108. Bye Felicia says:
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    Watching the SD vs ATL game. The braves can’t even hit this minor league pitcher with a 85 mph fastball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yup

      • BreakOut says:
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        @Grey:

        I think Jason picked up a trick or two from Wandy. Nibbled the outside corner with those lefty curveballs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  109. john says:
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    Edwin replacement/util 10 tm
    Beltran-roids starting to kick in
    Span
    Pablo
    JD mart
    Jennings
    Ddddd duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Say it again

  110. Bob says:
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    What do you think of this trade dead line rumor

    Mets deal top prospect noah syndergaard & receive Troy tulowitzki, as a mets fan should I be excited for this if it happens or would you rather have syndergaard ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds bad for the Mets

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m hoping it doesn’t happen I’d rather have sydergaard & watch him develop with the mets/ on the flip tulo can’t stay healthy at all,if the mets move someone I’d like to see them move either colon & get something for him or Daniel Murphy , heck I’m sure there could be a return on bobby abreu maybe not much of a return though.

        If colon does in fact gets traded by the deadline & sydergaard hasn’t been dealt do you think he’d then get the call to start, & if so would you add him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d add him if he gets called up, I don’t think we see much from him…

  111. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I rarely, (10 times a season) pay attention to anything Yahoo says. But I find it hilarious that they were down on Teheran at the beginning of the year because of his velocity dip and now the same guy has him in the 1st tier. I’ve always implemented your SP advice & I almost never draft before round 10 in a 10 teamer or 8 in a 12 teamer. You nailed Scherzer, Bailey, Latos among others last year and Teheran, Gray & Kluber among others this year & hopefully the second half is kind to Cobb since I own him on every team. Just wanted to tip my cap to ya, let’s hope Shoemaker & Stroman keep it going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Agreed, here’s to a big 2nd half for Cobb

  112. Will says:
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    My J. Upton & Wheeler for his Bumgardner…OPS roto league

    Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  113. gareth says:
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    A trip down memory lane in the box scores today.

    Jed Gyorko currently 0 for 2, hitting .160.

    Ah those were the days, kidding myself he was just about to turn the corner………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like old times!

    • royce! says:
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      @gareth: Huh. thought you were setting up a Jason Lane joke…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: @Grey: Just a little reminder that even the guys that seem pretty ‘meh’ when viewed through a fantasy lens, are still pretty good athletes…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Compared to me they’re amazeballs

    • prez says:
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      @gareth: gyorko and rutledge stuffing the stat sheet with donuts… Good times of razzball!

  114. your mom says:
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    hey! in a 20 team (keep 8) league. I’ve been offered m.brantley for my gardner. This is a slam dunk right? only problem is that I’d be trading away my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round picks for his 9th, 11th and 13th (next year). Should I still take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Brantley

    • Whirlaway says:
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      Add one of Dyson, Fuld, Bourjos, Gose over JD-Mart or Holt at OF if I need speed in RCL?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dyson over Holt

  115. Rags says:
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    What order would you rank Peavy, Locke, Matzek, Hendricks and Wada ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Hendricks

  116. scott steelers says:
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    Josh Harrison or a jackson ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  117. gareth says:
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    I heard if yangervis gets a lucky it he call it a “solarte flare.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  118. Charles says:
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    12 team points league with heavy scoring for pitchers (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, 2.5 pts per K, -2.5 pts per ER, -1 pts per BB, 20 pts per Save). Should I stream Burnett today (SON $12.4) @ Mets vs Colon? Need a win but the Mets took 2/3 from the Brewers and they have been playing much better of late with WET TAIL mashing homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream him there

  119. hifi says:
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    Freeman $30 and Khris $10
    for
    Rizzo$18

    Overloaded w/ outfield options and Khris might not make the keeper cut, FF at 30 is crazy expensive, high on Rizzo if I can snag him cheap-ish. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side, it’s fair

  120. gareth says:
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    Hey Grey – You had no bones about going back to the Gyorko well? Personally, Jedd scares me.
    Dudes been a horror movie this year.

    I currently picture Jed chaining the moustached one to the radiator while he gets his cousin / brother / father Billy Bob to go get a baseball bat from the basement.

    “Don’t you try to run, I’m a gonna hit things real hard with that there bat, you’ll see.” Proceeds to rock back and forth in the corner, like hes waiting on deck.

    “My buddy Chase. He left for the big city……but he’ll be back. You’ll see.” Starts swinging at invisible baseballs.

    Puts on catcher mask, goes right up to Grey’s hirsute face “I got these here drugs from a feller called grandal, and you’re gonna take ‘em nice and easy, ok?”

    Jedd Gyorko. A fantasy horror story. 2014.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… They tell me to not go in there, and I go in there…

  121. Whirlaway says:
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    Add one of Dyson, Fuld, Bourjos, Gose over JD-Mart, Holt, Kiermier at OF if I need SB in RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kiermaier instead

  122. Dozier hit waivers this morning by an impatient owner, 12 team Roto. I have altuve so I don’t need him. I lost smith and Soria as closers, what type of closer would be fair for dozier? Someone is dangling mcgee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McGee

  123. gareth says:
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    Gyorko. 1 for 3. An actual Hit!

    Who is this guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  124. SMLV1 says:
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    Sadly have to ask a Catcher question….Should I stick with Norris at C or add –

    Jaso, Suzuki, Pierzynski, Navarro, Zunino or Martin?

    Or Just roll week to week with the Hottest one? If that’s the case who should I use this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: Add Salty to that list

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Zunino still

  125. gareth says:
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    I was going to batty call Josh “rouge penis” this morning but someone had beaten me to it (what a rude sentence!).

    I ended up grabbing Colby Rasmus instead. Isn’t he famous for home runs on short schedule days?

    Here’s hoping……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been known to do damage when no one else is playing, yes

  126. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, another owner’s trying to pry away McCutchen; he’s not doing a great job so far and I like owning Cutch, but anyway…he’s dangling packages centered around Cargo (last one Cargo and Kemp for Cutch and Cobb–no thanks!).

    My OF is Cutch/Stanton/Moss, with Bruce on bench and Kipnis at Util. But I could use another quality SP, as with the addition of QS everyone stockpiles SP and streams aggressively. My staff is Bum/Gray/Cobb/Odorizzi/deGrom/A. Wood, with Betances and W. Davis for ratios/K/vulture W, plus a few closers.

    Would you offer Cutch for Cargo and one of Teheran/Ross/Erv Santana, or just hold and enjoy my health and production? Would have to drop one of the Ps above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  127. jim says:
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    I have JD Martinez and think that a bad market correction has to be coming soon. I’m thinking of trying to trade him for someone a little more reliable come playoff time. Was thinking of offering him up for Gardner, Marte, Alex Gordon, or Yelich. What are your thoughts on JD value ROS and would you feel good about flipping him for any of these guys? Thx in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You think you can get any of those guys for JD? I’d take any

      • jim says:
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        @Grey: Possibly. What order would you take them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, Gardner, Marte

      • jim says:
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        @Grey: I was able to get Gardner for JD. Thanks again for your help Grey. One more question. I also have Castellanos in a deep league, but not sure he’s worth much for the stretch run. What do you think about him? Keep him? Trade? If trading for another player to fill UTIL spot, what players would you target? Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you need… Depends who wants Castellanos and what they have to trade…

          • jim says:
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            @Grey: Was thinking about offering him for jed lowrie or rutledge or gyorko. Do you like any of these trades? In what order would you offer these?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d do it for Lowrie if I needed an MI, which it doesn’t sound like you need

  128. Greyismyhero says:
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    Good stuff Grey, yep…. I’m still here, yep… Jay MF Bruce still sux, yep… I’m still smoking, and yep…GREY is STILL my hero!!! Nothing has changed. Thanks for asking though.

    SMOKE THE GREEN!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

  129. royce! says:
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    Picked up Venable at the last minute for a batty call but forgot to put him in the lineup, which is now in the running for the best decision I’ve made all year in the RCL! Hooray mediocrity!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well played!

  130. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    m.carpenter (i also have odor) over pedroia in a dynasty? need steals but it seems like pedroia really doesn’t get too many of those anymore. somebody is trying to make this trade with me, he simply likes pedroia in real life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Pedroia

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: even with the age thing, huh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade is tomato-tomahto, depends on needs, Pedroia’s not that old

  131. Ryan says:
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    Just got offered Polanco for Bryant in my 20 team h2h dynasty league. I am currently in 5th place and pretty much a lock for the playoffs. Polanco will definitely improve my OF but should u stick with what I have?

    c stephen vogt
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b neil walker
    3b evan longoria
    ss ian desmond
    lf justin upton
    cf austin jackson
    rf oscar taveras
    util casey mcgehee
    bn kris bryant jesse winker dominic brown dl prince fielder dl carl crawford dl evan gattis

    sp garret richards
    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    rp neftali feliz
    rp jacob degrom
    rp jordan walden
    p brian wilson p marco estrada p wily peralta Bn drew pomeranz bn ryan volgesong dl masahiro tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Polanco

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: so it’s ok to deal all that power?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All what power?

  132. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    We make the squares dance, and get the doe like dosey,
    Ya’ll n*ggas run with pussycats like Josey,
    All spoiled rotten like ghetto grocery yo,
    I clutch the mic like ya grandma clutch her rosary,
    Swooping the industry like a bird to prey,
    My stanzas got stamina, ya verses lack vertebrae,
    I heard em say I was a conscious rapper,
    But i’m a monster when I hafta smack the shit out of a nonsense actor,
    Using my hands solo, and I don’t need Chewy,
    Over ya head like yamakas and kufis…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yamakas and kufis — ha! I had to Google it, but love Talib…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: gotta love Talib, thats some Quality shizz right there! Almost went De La Soul, maybe tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My breath never smells wack, I eat a watermelon Tic-Tac before I kiss myself I jump back…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Yo G this track is stack and you know that! NICE!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              R&B? Rhythm and Blues? Nah, rap and bullshi*t!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: ha so good! My son is 3 1/2 and he loves him some De La. His favorite song is Tread Water. Hi i’m Mister Monkey!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Loved their early albums (obviously) and didn’t really know their last two, but when they gave them away for free I grabbed them and listened and they’re surprisingly good… Love Baby Phat…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ya same with me, i havent really heard the last couple but i suppose i should. We listened to 3 feet high a few days ago and then today out of nowhere my son said ‘jennifer, oh jenny!’ which is why i almost went with De La

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, you got a cool kid there… Yeah, AOI’s not bad, a bit uneven… Held Down and Baby Phat were my 2 faves… Buhloon Mindstate is also uneven, but Patti Dooke and Breakadawn are solid, album feels like it’s trying a bit hard…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ya my boy has soul! havent heard AOI ill give it a listen. My personal fave is prob ‘Stakes is High’

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You got me in the mood, listening to Buhloon right now… Eye Patch ain’t bad, no sorta consistent flow from one song to another…

  133. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    this one i would think is silly not to take. this lineup in OBP/SLUG instead of homers and avg, standard 5×5 besides. no CI/MI 1 util 3 OF
    vogt/jaso
    goldy/belt (DL)/duda
    wong/phillips (DL)
    frazier/machado
    segura/castro
    stanton/j.jones/cespedes/duda
    with duda going 1b only next year i’ll have to either trade him or drop him. offer just arrived

    1. my feliz/machado for opp’s bruce/kemp. next year i could probably flip kemp for a steals guy. i could drop j.jones for giles as my 3rd RP (we only have slots for 3 and i currently have benoit/mcgee/feliz). also pretty much anybody else likely to get closer job without already having one is available.
    2. is this better than going after ozuna/alcantara? if i move machado i might be able to get those 2 instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce side…2. Nope

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so i should go after alcantara/ozuna more. got it. kemp’s value has fallen that much for future.

  134. goodfold2 says:
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    how funny is this gonna be if lester gets flipped to LAD or LAA or anybody else, then simply resignes with BOS for big money post season? haha. it’ll look planned in advance. esp if he takes BOS’s offer even though it is smaller than the team he gets traded to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @goodfold2: That happened in 1995 when the Twins sent Rick Aquilera to Red Sox and resigned with Twins after going through the motions of getting offers then resigned with the Twins like e1 knew he. So there is precedence. Similar when The Bosox sent Bagwell to Houston for Larry Anderson when right back to Houston after the season. That deal didn’t workout that well.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: it happens in hockey all the time.

  135. bossmanjunior says:
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    Pick one OF to play the next week (shallow league h2h limited moves)…

    Hunter (home): Quintana, Noesi, Danks, Morales, Flande, De La Rosa
    Calhoun (away): Tillman, Gausman, Norris, Hellickson, Odorizzi, Archer
    Beltran (away): Martinez, Lewis, Lackey, Webster, Buchholz
    Yelich (home): Strasburg, Roark, Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Leake
    Span (away): Alvarez, Hand, Lee, Hernandez, Hamels, Burnett
    K. Davis (away): Odorizzi, Price, Cobb, Lynn, Wainwright, Martinez

    Right now, im torn between Hunter and Calhoun. Hunter faces 5 mediocre lefties in the next 6 days and Calhoun faces 6 mediocre righties. Meanwhile, Beltran wil hit in some good parks but only gets 5 games rather than 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran

  136. ryanoger says:
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    Polanco, OZUNA, Khris Davis ROS? I have Jones, Pence, Melky, Puig, Calhoun, and Polanco. Is Polanco worth dropping for Ozuna or Khris Davis?

    Rollins or Aybar ROS I own Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco…Sure, Ozuna…Rollins…

  137. Jimmy says:
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    Grey – recently in I think two different daily notes columns you pointed out someone’s stats as a new SP you like, relative to how Kershaw didn’t look as hot his first season out. I can’t remember who that was and couldn’t find anything searching. Can you please refresh? Was it Bauer? Gausman? etc. that you felt could have huge upside and thus compelled you to make the Kershaw comparison? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman and Stroman…

  138. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Trade Eddie butler for John neise? h2h league. Butler is valuable bc I can hold him in my minors (for 300 innings) and stream him whenever he starts. The whole Colorado thing does scare me though. Thanks for the wisdom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Niese

  139. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Holy SH** i had Upton and Gattis going early and went 4 for 7 with a homer…..I can see the light!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, send some good vibes my way now

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Sent…you feel it.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: upton having entirely overall good season. first time since i’ve been playing fantasy (i wasn’t the year he was almost MVP when ARI made playoffs, and got bounced out by MIL). actually seems one of least risky 2nd round types for next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have butterflies in my stomach… The good kind!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha ha

  140. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    do these work? dynasty
    1. my machado/duda/morton/hammel for leake/ozuna/alcantara? or does he need to throw in more here? castellanos is the other thing he could maybe throw in. (he would backup frazier if so)
    2. machado/duda/odrisamer/hahn for leake/ozuna/alcantara. with possibly castellanos in here.
    3. machado/duda/odrisamer/hammel/morton for leake/ozuna/alcantara/1 of (K-Rob/Doolittle/Rosie)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re fair

  141. Barry Badrinath says:
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    ROS, Alf Simon or Anibal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  142. tank1 says:
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    Make this deal in a keeper league where team is falling out of contention? Draft rounds of players are in parenthesis. Thanks.

    Cabrera (1st)/McGee (25th) for Springer (23rd)/Frazier (25th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  143. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey ,Mike My team started cliff diving Friday lasted through the weekend really got effed. I was able to grab Ervin today and Gattis actually decided to show up today. The only way for me to make the playoffs is i need to crusch the i’m playing this week. He’s the guy ahead of me. okay 8 team h2h 9×9 ratios very important and aquisition limit of 10 per week. Ervin will prolly get the pads again on sat or i could grab Salazar against the rangers . What do perceive as the safer start? Ratios are very important and the guy im playing will stream anyone. Nice write up btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I also has Kimbrall go today. God Son loves my starts today Madbum ,Odorizz,Zimm and Santana 2,3,4,5 on Son. I really need this week wish me luck. Good vibes for all razzballers heading into playoffs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  144. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Billy Burns just got called up: enough SAGNOF to be rostered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  145. fausto says:
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    Need sb and rb hr. The latter 2 a bit more with edwin and springer on shelf. Drop Loney for Lorenzo Cain or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: sb guys are span, gomez, brantley, alcantera, harrison and sometimes seager runs (albeit against the wind) Prob need the hr rbi more than sb.

      Still can’t figure out the avatar, I wanted to be cool but I guess those words don’t belong in same sentence.

      • fausto says:
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        @fausto: reddick added…you sold me on rizzo from the start. I owe you. I have a cheap keep@1b with a better lineup around him next yr. Could put up close to edwinian numbers for $14. Solid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, very nice

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If you upload a pic at gravatar.com, it’ll show up here….

        • fausto says:
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          @Grey: thanks ive been using Adobe/photoshop to resize images and all ridiculousity. That’s way easy.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I don’t know of any of that stuff…

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Grey: fausto doesn’t look like that. his likeness is on Razzball though, when Nick interviewed him.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Cool

  146. Chris says:
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    Chris Archer or Yordano Ventura ROS. Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

  147. James V says:
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    Hahaha, never thought I’d ever see Joanna Newsom referenced in a fantasy baseball blog. Great write-up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, and nice pooch as usual…

  148. jef with 1 f says:
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    Dum dum dum dum Duda day Duda Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wet tail!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: One day you will mention wet tail in your write up…and then and only then will everyone understand the power of the Wet Tail

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve been close a few times, but I have to fight ever urge…

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha…wet TAIL doesn’t go away..you need to sit down and relieve the pressure

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Duda’s killing hamsters and rabbits every day!

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: don’t forget pitchers too

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @jef with 1 f: I didn’t even know about rabbits…you’ve been doing your homework

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I don’t just throw around wet tail without researching first… C’mon…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @Grey: I should have known better

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… I’m a wet tail expert by this point

  149. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey

    would you start AJ Burnett in 5×5 roto tonight ? He is coming of a 133 pitch start…

    Thx
    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: The Mets will destroy AJ…I can’t even make myself believe that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Watch out for Juan Lagares!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: there’s only one man to watch out for right now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wet tail?

        • prez says:
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          @jef with 1 f: im streamin him… :S duda on you!!!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @prez: 1 for 1 with an rbi

            • prez says:
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              @jef with 1 f: burnett- 1 shit, 4 vomits allowed 2 knifes to the achilles….

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @prez: Ha ha

  150. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    he’s stuck on getting hahn. so this wasn’t too much.
    1. hahn/odrisamer/duda/machado for ozuna/alcantara/castellanos . if he doesn’t do this how’s
    he seems to want to sub gillaspie in instead of alcantara or castellanos.

    2. morton or hammel/duda/machado/ for ozuna/alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened to Bruce and Kemp?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: bruce and kemp are still getable for machado/feliz. but you said it was better to get ozuna/alcantara (except these cost a bit more ) from a different owner. an owner that i’ve been going back and forth on trade ideas (while getting done quickly trades i’ve loved with other owners very quickly like harvey for frazier and kershaw for goldy). the ozuna/alcantara thinks ozuna alone is worth more than bruce/kemp. he also doesn’t want 2 more pitchers than he give in any deal. due to this he wants hahn (not 2 of morton/hammel)/machado/duda for ozuna/ and some mix of leake/castellanos/gillaspie. i really only want alcantara/ozuna of course and could find equal pitchers to leake on waivers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bruce and Kemp are better than ozuna/alcantara

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: last offer to this guy will be hahn/duda/machado for ozuna/alcantara, unless this is too much.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: ooops, i misread the “nope” from before to mean that ozuna/alcantara was better. i’ll just take bruce/kemp for machado/feliz then.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, sorry about the confusion

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: no harm done at all, got to learn by trial and error even more about that owner of ozuna/alcantara, even though we’ve had over 35 back and forth emails about trades no trades made yet. so in a span of about 6 days i’ll have traded feliz (waivered hour soria was flipped)/kershaw/harvey/machado for bruce/kemp/goldy/frazier. if even just bruce comes back i’ll have created monster offense here.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice

  151. Paul says:
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    Is it just me or does Freeman have way more 0-fer days than you’d expect? Any concerns about this extended slump?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty bored by him on most days…

  152. jef with 1 f says:
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    Bartilo has a 1 hitter through 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  153. prez says:
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    Melk man just arrived… Would you like a cup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes please

  154. SteveNZ says:
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    Meso. Just when you think it might be time to move on from him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At this point, wouldn’t even think about moving on from him…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: When you have Santana who’s just hit 30 homers in a week and Meso’s been awful quiet the last couple of weeks, these are the thoughts that creep into your head in the quieter moments…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya… And your darker thoughts…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: don’t drop a top 5 catcher due to cold streak. unless you are talking about like a 6 team league.

      • Kid A says:
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        @goodfold2: Especially in a big money league.

        • prez says:
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          @Kid A: jab,jab,jab,jab, HOOK!

  155. jef with 1 f says:
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    Ha …Duda 1 for 1 with an rbi single and legares 1 for 1 with a two run double

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • prez says:
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      And prez batty called EYJ… *sratches head*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I batty called Gerardo Parra, bigger head scratcher

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Grey: your gut told you legares

          • prez says:
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            @jef with 1 f: my gut told me pizza…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Total Malcolm Gladwell Blink moment… Too bad I was joking and didn’t actually have him

  156. Duda or Pedro Alvarez @ utility? Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  157. prez says:
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    Burnettt… Make it stopppp grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I wish I could

  158. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i just noticed you are right about pedroia only being 30 or 31 and carpenter only being 2 years younger. this league also has slug/OPS/fielding %/BB/K’s. this year carp has pedroia beat in everything except steals (tied, with pedroia getting caught 2/3 of the time), fielding % and K’s. do you think pedroia’s homers come back? since that hand/wrist thing early last year he’s been worse than carp at homers. Carpenter really doesn’t ever homer or steal, but Pedroia doesn’t anymore either. Carp does have better OPS due to more doubles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp is what he is, Pedroia seems hurt

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: sparky is aging horribly.. And hes like 5 foot nothing. Could just be downhill from here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, The aging curve for a midgets is really bad… Look at Gary Coleman

          • prez says:
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            @Grey: hey, he was the cutest 45 year old i knew….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I liked his forehead dimples

  159. goodfold2 says:
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    juan f with or duvall in deep league to backup pearce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Juan

  160. costaricanchata says:
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    was thinking of making a trade and
    turning my wong into a reddick ,
    but ,
    a) i have limited moves
    b) i’m afraid of what my friends might say
    c ?) no . you cannot .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  161. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wada 1 inning 3ks …I hope it’s not all down hill from there….I blame you prez if it is.

    • prez says:
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      @jef with 1 f: seems like im going opposite today so maybe its a blessing in disguise. Maybe you get a whole wada K’s! My day is screwed with burnett so ill root for tashabitsu or watever…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @prez: noooo don’t…you might jinx him

        • prez says:
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          @jef with 1 f: haha you aint lyin! Now im confused on what to do !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everything’s Prezzi’s fault

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: ^^ truth

  162. Alex says:
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    Hello, is A Jax and Arrieta okay to trade for Corey Dickerson? Willing to overpay slightly. 7×7 obp slg. Daily transactions so can play vs RHP. Shallow innings limit league so pitchers are bountiful.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, sounds fine

  163. frankgrimes says:
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    where is that douche now that was going on and on about billy burns in March?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! He’s rubbing his hands together, he finally gets stats (every third day) from his 5th OF

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        lol
        I’ll be waiting for the obligatory I told you so after the first steal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not from me, I don’t roll like that… BTW, I bought Fruit Cup from Velvet Cloud… Solid stuff, I’d check it out if you haven’t already…

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            nice love VCV juices I will give it a try
            I’ve gone thru like 30 ml of swirly pop in the reo last week lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Swirly pop is in my shizz right now… Nice! Also, grabbed Frisco Earl Grey vape yesterday, it’s wonderful…

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                Swirly Pop is the shit! It’s so F’n good. It has surpassed honey Peary as my most vaped flavor.

  164. prez says:
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    Me: my era isnt even that bad yall….

    Baseball gods: oh yeah?

    BURNETT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Ouch…

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: on the opposite side… This melk i warmed up is pretty tasty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very nice… Wish I had him somewhere

          • prez says:
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            @Grey: welllll, you could have listened to chata and i in late march and got him off the wire…

            Cust!

            • Kid A says:
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              @prez: Ice cold dagger.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh… I know…

  165. Kid A says:
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    SO glad I sold all my shares of Melky last month. Blargh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  166. MB says:
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    Moustakas over Morales at CI? 5×5 obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  167. SteveNZ says:
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    If Doubront wants out of Boston, he’s going the right way about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sho nuff!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: you see his rotoworld quote yesterday about how he “deserved to be starting somewhere, and he would be if traded”? hahahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  168. Kid A says:
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    Anyone know why the %$!@ Werth just came out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DLzebub?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Kid A: he slid into 2nd and limped off…probably the same knee he was out for a few days ago

  169. Andrew says:
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    Rank for tomorrow?

    Cobb home vs Brewers ($21)
    Anibal home vs White Sox ($16)
    Iwakuma at Indians ($10.6)
    Gee home vs Phillies ($9.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As they are

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Andrew: I think SON did a good job…also Stream-o-nator’s laser was pointed at my head…it was kinda awkward, no lies

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mello Yello: according to one i might be human SON, and i have 3 of those in my biggest money league. i also have 6 starts tomorrow in that league, and have to bench 3/4th of my closers just to play them, which sucks, since most of the other days this week i have few starters.

  170. Mello Yello says:
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    Damn you RA Dickey, you Wakefield wannabe!! I’m so mad I feel like flipping bats Papi style…then Razor Ramon toothpick throwing in your face!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  171. Alan says:
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    If I have koji, qualls and cishek, and romo too, 15 team dynasty 5×5, should I drop Romo for Tazawa? Or hold on to romo and hope he gets the job back or signs some place in 2015?

    Thank you in advance

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Alan: Drop Romo for Giles, homeboy from Philly…if it doesn’t happen now, it will soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  172. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wada..Wada…Wada…6 in. 6Ks, 1 Run…*wiping sweat from forehead *

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I went with WADA over Phelps…close call

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @jef with 1 f: DO IT you sly son of a…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: same guy got lit up by the Padres last time out….wada dick

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Yup

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: 7 in…6ks..1 run and a kick in the ass on his way to the wire tomorrow

    • prez says:
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      @jef with 1 f: definitely shoulda went wada.. Good call 1jefy !

  173. SteveNZ says:
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    Gardner. Needless to say he sonavabenched me in the ol’ H2H – started Heyward instead which is fair enough given recent form and Gardner was facing Yu.

    That’s now three HRs off Darvish in the last week for Gardner…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: Dizamn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  174. insert funny name here says:
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    so the hanley for price deal is officially off the table but he has offered kazmir for hanley
    kazmir will be a 13th round pick next year, how much do we like him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there

      • insert funny name here says:
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        @Grey:
        but my season is over, is kazmir a top 50 pitcher next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh… Yeah, he is…

  175. SteveNZ says:
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    Soriano. What a meltdown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Rudy was just texting me about it… Ugh…

  176. Andrew says:
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    SON get this right tomorrow? Any of them safe?

    Stroman at Red Sox ($5.6)
    Garza at Rays ($2.2)
    Bauer home vs Mariners ($0)
    Tillman home vs Angels (-$2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not safe

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey:

        Anibal home vs White Sox and Gee home vs Phillies better than all of them?

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Andrew: better than all the non-stroman ones for sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Anibal first

  177. SteveNZ says:
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    Thanks to Soriano and Bum, my Erv-San start in the FCL is slowly but steadily being rendered meaningless.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Thank goodness Prez started Burnett and Chavez…

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ: A real crying shame.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Kid A: And just like that Prez and I are back level on ERA. Jesus.

          • prez says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: To give you an idea of how bad Soriano was, and Bum has been (so far), I have 10 scoreless innings in the FCL from Erv and Ziegler – and my ERA is 5.91 and my WHIP is 1.41…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: 6.55/1.36 now. FFS.

        • Kid A says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          I have your team open right now.
          I’ve never seen anything so beautiful in my whole entire life.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Kid A: Funny, I was just looking at the standings…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow…Ouch

  178. Kid A says:
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    Ziegler or Ottavino a better stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Ottavino right now, but I could switch by this time tomorrow

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: so far aren’t these just trade rumors. plus couldn’t brothers be COL guy even if so?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  179. nick the dick says:
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    Somehow didnt see the Redman reference first read this morning. But after i read it, the results? Mmmmm proper!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And that’s how you roll a blunt!

  180. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i know 1. bruce/kemp is better for machado/feliz, but if i don’t have to give up machado and (guy made even newer offer) this could be done
    2.my hammel/hahn/duda for ozuna/castellanos/leake . this has benefit of not losing machado and getting some value for duda (who is useless to me next year). only unknown is how much value do hahn/hammel have.
    so, 1 or 2 better overall value, considering what is being given up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna there… 2 better value

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: glad i kept talking to ozuna guy. now we have like a 40 email list.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: rest of forever morton or hammel. let me see if i can grab some extra value here. he’s asked for hammel, but might take morton.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hammel

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  181. nick the dick says:
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    12 team h2h, CI im rockin the vogt but would carter be the better option? Also i have a surplus of MI in segura, zobrist, kendrick, wong and mendy to fill 2b, MI and util and i need some pitching at least to stream and this 2 bench bat business is not my style. The drop would be wong right? (reluctantly). I know ill never get a drop segura recommendation…even though it would feel gooood yeeeah.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @nick the dick: you’re the 2nd (including me) that i’ve seen use “rocking the vogt”. we gotta get this to catch on.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: im with ya. Lets take a vote to see if it should stick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Segura and grab Carter

  182. SteveNZ says:
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    Just the 9 earned between Soriano and Bum…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: I just realized I have them both in the writers league. I feel your upside down world pain

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i only have bum in one league (he’s a keeper though in that), but worst thing is in my only espn league soriano stole my zimmermann win.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: that’s almost gotta be as bad to realize it later. one of the faults of having a lot of leagues.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @SteveNZ: MadBum making me an Angry Ass

  183. Mordacious Levator says:
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    i’m guessing we should wait and see about dropping scooter for harrison (i’ve probably already done this months ago). for some asinine reason scooter batted in really shitty part of lineup today. limited weekly adds and already have alcantara as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  184. frankgrimes says:
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    Dump Chavez and/or Beckett for
    Hendricks?
    Shoemaker?
    Gausman ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez for Shoemaker

  185. costaricanchata says:
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    flora schreiber calling for SteveNZ .
    will you accept the charges ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        son’s 9.6 eval of gee tomorrow is poison .
        gift for you ===> cahill is 10 $ under-valued .
        (don’t tell anyone .)

  186. prez says:
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    *backs away slowly from probable pitchers*

    • prez says:
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      10.53 era/1.50 whip today. And it would be worse if not for frontflip chapman…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @prez: surprised that whip isn’t worst, i can remember having days like that, but my whip was worse.

  187. And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    still rosario over d’arnaud. very easy cherry pick question.

  188. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    it appears we have another half brother i’ve never heard of. Thanks for performing that family reunite service.

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