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I’m currently watching Freaks and Geeks (thanks, Instant Streaming!) for the first time.  At this point, I bring a lot of baggage to the show.  It was hard for me to watch the first couple of episodes without putting more attention to Seth Rogen and if he’d be skinny by episode three.  Or if the mother of an eighteen-year-old on the new season of Mad Men, Linda Cardellini, would have an affair with Biff Tannen by episode five?  Would James Franco sing a song with Anne Hathaway?  Why was Brandon Belt hanging out with the geeks (Samm Levine looks just like Belt)?  Eventually, I got lost in the show, and then just started to dread that there were only 18 episodes.  I got to thinking — I think, y’all! — is there any fantasy baseball version of this?  Where a player goes from completely recognizable in a bad way to recognizable in a new, different way?  It’s not really a Zombino.  It would be like seeing Andrew Cashner on the Yankees in three years, throwing a 5+ ERA and then suddenly being transported back to today. (And you thought I’d never come around to Cashner — HA!)  Today, Cashner becomes the wise-cracking Seth Rogen that some of us fell in love with back in 1999 before getting jaded by his doucetardness.  Cashner doesn’t have to live down the expectations of being James Franco, the twit who thought shticking it up at the Oscars was a good idea.  Cashner doesn’t have to worry about never growing into an adult body like Samm Levine, though I’d be worried if I were Brandon Belt.  (Notice I didn’t say anything about Jason Segal, because I’m not sure he’s ever done anything bad, which is hard for a handsome and totally straight mustachioed man to say.)  It’s 1999, and Cashner can be terrific without any preconceived notions.  I’d grab him in all leagues and hope this summer he stays healthy and gives us one terrific season, then disappears into oblivion like Sam Weir.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jose Quintana – This is the third week in a row I’ve told you to go for The Mighty Quintana (the Eskimo).  Or at least Bob Dylan keeps telling me he’s an Eskimo.  Well, the Eskimos have 4,230 words for snow, but only one word for facing the Rangers in Arlington, “Belch.”  Those Eskimos are lyrical!  Quintana is there in Texas next, so I’d pick him up and bench him or just wait until that start is done.

Patrick Corbin – Not 100% sure where his Ks have been, but everything else is like butter on hot toes.  That’s the expression, right?  Yeah, Corbin’s been getting hella lucky (as the kids said in the naughts).  His men left on base percentage and BABIP will see the corrections (most overrated book of all-time), but he’s gained a mile on his per hour and he’s in the NL West.  It’s Pat!

Carlos Villanueva – The Village of the New will get his with a huge amount of Liquid Paper at some point, but you don’t need me to explain he’s not a 1-something ERA pitcher.  That shizz is obvious.  For the time’s being now, go New… Town, that is.

Travis Wood – Okay, are you sitting down?  Eh, it don’t matter.  You can stand for this, but you’re gonna have to sit down at some point; your gams is gonna be hurtin’.  Travis Wood gets the MIA Marlins tomorrow.  You don’t need the Stream-o-Nator to tell you that’s a solid start.  Wood’s peripherals are sketchy at best, so after the Marlins start he could be risky because I think there will be some rough waters ahead… Too bad he’s not Balsa Wood.  That floats.  It’s never better to explain a joke, but when you make a running joke out of how awful a joke is it eventually gets funny.  See David Letterman’s career.  Oh, simmer down, Letterman fans.  It’s like you hate New York and side with the terrorists if you don’t like Letterman.

Kevin Correia – In many years we’re gonna look back at this week and remember how it was the week of borderline starters.  Or we’ll look back in a few years and think, “Was 2013 the year Lindsay Lohan died?”

Jason Hammel – I just went over him this morning.  Scroll down.  No, that’s rolling on the ground, not scrolling down.

David DeJesus – Hitting near .400.  Don’t approach him with that Atari.  That ain’t good game, homie, sorry.  Groove is in the DeJesus.

Peter Bourjos – Yeah, the Angels look like they could’ve spent the same as the Astros (which is pocket lint) to get the same results, but Hamilton, Trout and Pujols won’t be dreadful forever.  Bourjos is batting lead-off and is hitting.

Krispie Young – I just went over my Krispie Young fantasy.  I wrote it while extreme couponing.

Nate McLouth – Sure, he’s no Rutledge for runs (who somehow has the 6th most runs in the majors, with more runs than hits, an under .300 OBP and not even playing every game; are the Rockies pinch running him with no outs at third base every game?  Okay, enough about Rutledge… No, I wanna talk more about him!  All right, fine, I’ll move on.), McLouth has been solid in runs, average and has a .429 OBP thus far.  It won’t last, but while it does it can be on your team, yah?  Yah, says the guy who started Ikea.

Eric Young Jr. – We have a bit of a Young theme going here.  Gary Glitter’s Google alert just went off.  EYJ is all about the SAGNOF!

Nolan Reimold – Maybe I’m being foolish sticking with this guy.  Maybe he’ll forever disappoint me like an Adam Lind in orange.  Maybe I’m saying this in my head like a Morgan Freeman voice-over.

John Axford – “The Ax Man is back, and you know he can be very whack.  Now shake your belly.”  That’s the commercial director filming the remaining Fat Boys for the new Brewers commercial.

Carlos Marmol – Maybe this is why the Cubs have Jim Belushi throw the opening pitch for at least 25 games a year, they’re scouting him for the closer job.

Josh Donaldson – The player who in Japan goes by Sondonald Josh (I’m cultured like yogurt!) is currently hitting and will probably be interesting to own for about three weeks this year.  This week is one, there’s no saying when the other two will be, except I have a dollar on the week of June 17th.

Mark Ellis – Isn’t it surprising that the Braves are getting all this attention for having the Upton brothers, but no one ever talks about the Ellis brothers on the Dodgers?  *Craigslist intern whispers in my ear*  It’s come to my attention that they aren’t related.

Didi Gregorius – You’re probably saying to yourself what could I want with the talkative ice cream sandwich maker from Westwood (hey, fifteen Angelenos!) that didn’t show much offense in the minor leagues.  Probably not a whole lot in most leagues.  He’s really much more of an NL-Only guy, but while he’s hitting you may as grab him.

Dustin Ackley – Is it me or does it seem like there’s only diehard Mariner fans that love their prospects and are able to convince themselves that the club makes smart moves?  They don’t seem to have any casual fans.  Maybe because you have to delude yourself to like them.  Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!  So, Ackley arrived at the majors with a whole lot of love from a very small subsection of Pacific Northwesterners.  Since then he’s looked like the Padres best prospect, Nadir Bupkis.  Over the last week, he’s hitting near .400, so I’d grab him for a little quick hot schmotato action.

SELL

Albert Pujols – I’d be seriously concerned if I owned Pujols.  How is he going to heal if it hurts when he’s ambling like E.T.?  Is he gonna Ron Kovic around the bases?  That worked for only so long by former Angel, Vlad, until he had more ice on his knees than he had knees.  Yo, man, he got kneesicles!  Am I gonna trade Pujols for an empty whiskey bottle found in Richard Lewis’s closet?  Oh, hell to the no, don’t have a cow, man, and other 90′s catchphrases.   I do think you need to start exploring options before Pujols is DL’d and you’re looking at only getting 28-30 homers and a .280 average from him rather than his perceived 35 homers, .300+ average.

  1. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    H2H Points league – New 2-week scoring period starts next week – pick 2 of these 3 SP’s to roll with (no pitcher bench in this league – they are either starting or on reserve for the scoring period)

    Price – @COL, vs. TOR
    Minor – vs. NYM, @CIN
    Cobb – @KC, @COL, vs. SD

    Thanks!

  2. Chris says:
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    Man Pujols.

    Osteoporosis is no joke.

      • Michael says:
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        @Grey: @Chris: Thanks for rubber stamping Upton for Pujols!!!

  3. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    You had the order of these three pre-season, Willingham, Aoki, De Aza, – but you said your sample size for Aoki was small.

    Is the order still the same for RoS?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Prolly put De Aza slightly above him now, but it’s tomato-tomahto

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – so Willingham is still first out of the three?

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For power, yes…

  4. MackeySasser says:
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    Who would you rather have as your 1B/UT guy, H2H 14 teams?

    Choose two: Reynolds, Hafner, Howard.

  5. OaktownSteve says:
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    Josh, Son of Donald is actually pretty good. He’s more than just a guy on a kind of ok streak. He can hit. Plus he’ll give you a couple bonus bags from the CI.

    I am going to tell you straight out and unashamedly that two different episodes of Freaks and Geeks made me cry. Yeah, on both occasions I’d eaten a brownie, but still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: In some leagues — deeper ones — he should be fine… There’s no way in a league like RCL anyone’s holding him all year… I haven’t cried, but there’s some strong, heavy stuff going on that hits pretty close to the core…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Cardinelli was a great Velma in Scooby Doo.

        I dunno man. 3B is thin. Cabrera, Wright, Beltre, Longoria, Machado, Sandoval, Frazier Seager, Prado, Michael Young, Middlebrooks, Zimmermann maybe the top 12. I could see him outperforming a few guys on that list. He’s ESPN ranked 4 right now. His August/September and now April numbers extrapolated make him pretty ownable even in the RCL. That said, I dropped him when Headley came back. But keep an eye on him. He might be more than you’re thinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was that her? I saw it, but for SMG…. Yeah, will keep an eye on him… O.co hurts for marginal players…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            It does hurt the HR numbers. He’s got excellent right center power and there’s a lot of room out there so he can drive in runs and score a few with extra base hits. He’s also played every game this year I think.

            Cardinelli looks a little like angry sorority girl. As they say on Arrested Development, “I have a type”.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, we share a type… Linda’s sexy… Her name’s terrible…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey: That makes three of us.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hey now!

    • Prezii says:
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      @OaktownSteve: you been hangin with billy beene huh?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Prezii:

        Eatin’ brownies and prank calling the Marlins with bogus Giancarlo trade offers.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @OaktownSteve: what happened Donald’s son last season…

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Beardcrabs: that C eligibility would be useful right now…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Beardcrabs:

          That would be sweet. When Donaldson started the season really slowly they went with Norris. By the time he got back from AAA they had a real need at 3b with Inge being hurt and a parade of garbage out there. He played pretty well and the rest is history.

          • Beardcrabs says:
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            @OaktownSteve: what are your thought on straily, unlike grey i like him…

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Beardcrabs:

              I’ve been kind of down on him also. When I saw him last year the stuff didn’t match the reputation or the minor league results. I think minor leaguers can’t lay off the slider. MLB guys let it go an sit on his fastball, which is MLB average. However, I do think it’s possible that he can get by with the fastball if he locates it and get ahead in the count to set up the offspeed stuff. Kind of reminds me of maybe a Colby Lewis type back end starter Would love to see him turn into more, though.

  6. JigglyJubblies says:
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    Cashner or Quintana. I can only pick one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  7. Fungazi says:
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    haha.. only 1 poor sap to sell? Would you sell anything off this rotation for an offensive peiece? 12 M h2h 5×5

    Zimmerman, Moore, Samardblahblah, Harvey, Miller – How’s that for some high heat?

    Also have Ryu, Estrada, Cashner but probably can’t sell them for much.

    Usually like to carry 6 – 7 starters only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: You can sell any of them… Harvey might have the most value, or Moore…

  8. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey-Grey,

    I’m being offered Rizzo for Rafael Soriano and a “late round pick” probably something like my 13th Rd. for his 18th Rd. in 2014. I have Icky Davis and probably won’t be keeping Davis but might consider keeping Rizzo at the end of the year.

    Whad’ya say (Hey Kid)?

    Do it or tell him to go fuck himself?

    Also, drop anyone for Cashner?

    You. Dah. Man.

    (I’m bored)

    c-Perez
    1b-Ike Davis
    2b-Rutledge
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Lowrie
    of-Braun, CarGo, Choo
    util-Jennings
    util-Alex Gordon
    sp-Kershaw, Moore, Harvey, Minor, H. Bailey, Cahill, Ryu, Jose Fernandez
    rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland, A. Bailey
    dl-Garza, Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo… You have no one to drop…

  9. Mike says:
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    Grey. I have only used 1/4 of waivers so far this week

    Would you stream any of Wei-Yin Chen, Kyle Kendrick, Hiram Burgos or Dillon Gee tonight if you didnt really have to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  10. Fungus says:
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    Is Colby Lewis worth owning (10 team mixed) over Ogando, Hammels, or Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  11. shibboleth says:
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    And the Corrections moves down my reading list… though it was never really moving up to begin with. Got any good book/fiction recommendation? Why have I not asked this before?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read James Ellroy’s American Tabloid…

      • shibboleth says:
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        @Grey: @shibboleth: @OaktownSteve:

        Haven’t read Ellroy in a long long time… thanks!

        In the spirit of Ellroy, Razzball and the coming beach season I will mention Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. Not his usual thick fare but a fun read. Read it and you are halfway armed for a book/movie comparison that will invariably piss someone off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, will have to check it out…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @shibboleth:

          Thanks for the Pynchon rec. I have a copy of Against the Day that I occasionally pick up and read. I just open it to any page and start reading. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t really matter where you stop or start. There’s pleasure in the prose but not much meat.

          Along the same lines as your Pynchon rec is a short noir by another q

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            @OaktownSteve:

            that was odd. Anyway was going to mention Denis Johnson’s “Nobody Move.”

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @shibboleth:

      Frantzen is such a wuss. Read “The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao”. Very good. There’s even a little baseball in there.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ever read Art of Fielding? I couldn’t get through it…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          First I’ve heard of it. Not sure how I missed that. Not worth checking out. Harvard grad and Red Sox fan it says the writer is. Sounds like it has potential to be a precious, nauseating paean.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not sure either, was a bestseller for most of last year… Same topic but much better is Dreyfuss Affair by Peter Lefcourt…

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              Looks interesting

        • @Grey: Art of Fielding was ok. Very overrated.

          Could not get through Corrections — and that never happens with me.

          Heard good things about ‘Oscar Wao’

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, you should try Dreyfuss Affair…

      • JoeC says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I don’t know. He dissed Oprah Winfrey for adding his book to her club. That took some kind of balls.

    • mc serch says:
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      @shibboleth: best recent reads for me are Shantaram and The Book Thief…Shantaram is a mindblowing true story and it takes you on a journey to places you are not likely to visit in your life, you will miss it when it ends…The Book Thief is more accessible and a quicker read, but very moving nonetheless

      • Shibboleth says:
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        @everyone… Wao, Nobody Move, Shantaram and Book thief. This question was by far the best thing I’ve done today. You guys rock.

        @OaktownSteve: been reading ATD for a year and your approach is way better than cover to cover. It’s like gravity rainbow without The ADHD meds

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      @shibboleth: I liked The Corrections. It probably is overrated, however. The scene where the guy steals a steak of salmon by sticking it down his pants… epic! :)

      It certainly wasn’t a comfortable read though. Fairly unsympathetic characters and LOTS of dysfunction. If you’re looking for escapist fiction, this is not the book. It’s fictional, but it’s very true-to-life.

      Floated my boat, but might not float yours.

      I really enjoyed “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. Dark though. I will always recommend Dune to everyone I meet but of course you have to be a fan of sci-fi or you won’t like it. It’s good sci-fi though. Deep and philosophical, not peew-peew with laser beams and be-tenacled aliens and such.

  12. Dkohn says:
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    Love already having your buys.

    Ok I’m embarrassed for even asking this question since its the 4th week of April but what side would you rather be…

    Todd Frazier (7th round keeper)
    Shelby Miller (19th round keeper)
    (Total 24 rounds)

    For

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Does your position change with the addition of Yoenis on the Frazier side?

    Thanks Grey, enjoy the shit out of your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yoenis, Frazier and Miller for Stanton…. You too!

  13. Mike says:
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    Rank Ros

    Aj Griffin, Jason Hammel, Jorge de la Rosa, Brandon Maurer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel, Griffin…

  14. Jose C. says:
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    Grey, you’re being far too cruel to my Cubs. No lie, I think I’d rather have Kevin Gregg as my closer than that unfunny fat fuck Jim Belusci. And Kevin Gregg sickens me almost as much as Jim milking John for every fucking dime he can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  15. Bombo Rivera says:
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    You like Cain (vs Kazmir, Ubaldo and Masterson) or Duda (vs Kendrick, Pettibone and Hamels) for the weekend? Thanks!

    • Bombo Rivera says:
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      @Bombo Rivera: BTW, it’s an OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  16. Eric says:
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    Aoki and Borjous on wire … I like Aoki, you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: grassy ass!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  17. Grey — A followup on a question from the previous post, regarding Kipnis vs. Ackley. You said Ackley as long as I wasn’t dropping Kipnis for him.

    Actually, both 2B are on waivers: on this team, my middle infielders are Rutledge (2B/SS) and Cozart (SS) and I’d like to have another option.

    Is Ackley the short-term pickup or would you rather have him ROS? I was leaning toward Kipnis until I saw your answer. Both are playing better this week, for what its worth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Ackley for now…

  18. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered Carlos Gonzalez for profar morse and wheeler. Do i take this deal?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn Chris young
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp Scott Kashmir
    p mat thorton
    p Jason motte
    p ja happe
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take CarGo

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: don’t u think my hit will lose some depth and youth with this deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan: CarGo’s a 1st to 2nd round guy, Profar and Wheeler may not ever be good or not good until 2015….

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    A propos of nothing, there was a P for the A’s and White Sox named Sugar Cain…played from 32-38, with a career 5.19 BB/9 and 2.75 K/9. Astoundingly managed an ERA under 5 and a 6.6 career WAR. Guess the only thing that really matters was his name was Sugar Cain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Did you put Cain into Fangraphs search and find Sugar?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: indeed I did. Was checking out Matt Cain. Ridiculous how consistent his underlying numbers have been for years. Remember when we all thought it was unsustainable? Fangraphs database was just biding its time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!: Plotting evilly…

  20. Snake Hips says:
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    In a 10team keeper would you trade Pujols away for a Tulo, Pedroia, or Cano? I’m stacked at 1B and CI with Goldy, Ortiz, Konerko… I need help with my middle infidels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, all of them…

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Hamilton or Freeze? Konerko or I Davis? Hit or bench short term.

    Claim Marmol for Russell? Or is he not worth the agita.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton… Ike… Marmol

  22. David says:
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    Grey,
    5×5 keeper league, w/ OPS. Roster size is 28 (c, 1b, 2b, 3b, ss, CI, MI, 3OF, 2DH)

    Goldschmidt & Murphy
    for
    Justin Upton & Hosmer

    I need to improve at 1B (laroche, hosmer) and 2b/ss/MI (zobrist, kendrick, ackley, cozart) position. was thinking of asking for prado instead of murphy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy who? Not a good trade…

      • David says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah no interest in murphy but would you go for it with prado instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Goldy and Prado…

  23. Swat290 says:
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    So Dan Haren and Joe Blanton. Are these the outliers we should be ignoring on SON? Pretty sure my rotation is set as of now baring Axford closing again, Cingrani being demoted, and Cashner working out.

    As always, much appreciation for your news and views Grey!

    Actually… if you were to move a Verlander, what would you try to get back for him? Votto is being shopped in my league but I’ve got Paulie Au Shizz so I don’t really need him. The same guy also has a certain fish that tastes great when smoked I tried to nab from him before the season….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Haren or Blanton…. I’d take a 1st or 2nd round talent for Verlander…

  24. agarthered says:
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    Sit or Start Aj Burnett vs Cards tomorrow? (They are my pitcher’s kryptonite. )

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @agarthered:

      I get the same thing against the Cardinals. They laid the lumber to my Homer B. earlier in the year. I’m starting AJ though. I expect 5.2 innings, 9 Ks, 3 runs 1.3 whip and a no decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

    • scott says:
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      @agarthered: he had a no no through 7 against them earlier in the year. Of course I went with my gut and benched him. Not happening again for me atleast

  25. Kid A says:
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    Any thought to putting a # on each comment in addition to the time stamp so it’s easier to navigate. The scrolling around gets a bit tedious now that there are 700+ going up on each entry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How does a number help that?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: I’m in Sur America and time zones confuse me. It’s all about ME damnit…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just trying to figure out what the numbers would do… Seriously asking…

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey: I’ll bite. Say I was following a specific question that was asked about a player at 1 p.m., then have a small window to try and check back for an update at a later time. Going by the time stamps, it can be a bit of a time sink. If there were a little bold post number, I could zero right in on it.
            In short, I’m time-crunched and Effing lazy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I see what you’re saying… Okay, we have other things in the works right now, but will talk to the web person once things free up… It’s prolly doable…

              • Project Merkin says:
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                Can it be Roman Numerals though?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Done!

                • Kid A says:
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                  @Project Merkin: Or some of Water’s “Odorama” scratch and sniff cards. # DXXXIX smells of glue!

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: can it be little mini random baseball players bending their bodies in the shape of roman numerals?

                • Kid A says:
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                  @Prezii: The brain trust on razzball is top-notch. Who says JFK had the best and the brightest? You all would have hammered out that missile crisis in 6 days.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Done and done! Ha…

                  • Sanfran says:
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                    @Grey: p

                    Prefer Kate Upton bending if possible..

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Sanfran: please dont… Ill never get to read anything over here anymore..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

    • Swat290 says:
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      @Kid A:
      If you mean to help you find your own posts, just hit ctrl f on your keyboard, which is your browsers search function, and in the search box that pops up in your browser type in your user name and hit enter until you find your post. I read through all the posts most times anyways so I don’t think a numbering system is necessary.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Swat290: That’s a goddamn protip. Cheers. Though, I was thinking more for the questions of others. Say, for example, when I can’t remember who posted the question I want to zero in on again, but remember it was #80.
        As it stands now, I usually have to use Jack Full of Manlove’s stupid avatar as a visual reference point.

        • Project Merkin says:
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          @Kid A: You could also remember who the question is about (ie: “Cashner”) and then do a control F for that. That’s what I do and it works wonders, and you get to see other posts about that guy, and it’s a good way to check to see if a question has already been axed before you post.

          And if you can’t remember who the question was about, you might have trouble remembering the roman numeral of the post.

        • Swat290 says:
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          @Kid A:
          LOL I used my own as a refrence point before I just started searching for players Im interested in. Coupling the search function with a numbered post most definitely would increase the ease of finding what your looking for though.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Kid A: your obsessive fascination with me flatters me

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Swat290: I use that to find my own posts, but I see what Kid is talking about. He’s talking about a post from someone else. Say he reads it in the morning and there aren’t any replies yet but he really had some interest in seeing what Grey’s (or anyone else’s response is). He comes back and has to scroll to find it if he doesn’t remember a name. It’s easier to remember a number or at least close to that number than a random name. I see the use for it and have actually thought about it – especially since most of the time I’m using Chrome on my phone to read the comments.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Wilsonian: Bingo Bango Bongo!

      • Milarky says:
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        @Swat290: There’s no search ability from my tablet, I could see some kind of numbering helping in those cases.

  26. Mountain Man says:
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    Grey – for those of us who have added Cashner, but are staring at Grienke on the DL, are we now allowed to cheer for Quentin during Cashner starts? Should I put away my Quentin voodoo doll and pins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… I guess…

  27. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    do you like this trade J. Zimmerman for Ryan Howard my 1B is slightly weak been platooning Yonder and Ike is that better than what howard would do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  28. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i am hurting at SS and MI (Cozart and Peralta) and someone dropped Kipnis. The same idiot (sorry, he is) dropped Morrow. Now what would you do? I have the Nr.1 wv priority so i can surely get one of these two, who would you take? Is Kipnis recovering anytime soon? What about Morrow?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Peralta and grab Kipnis… Forget Morrow for now…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:

        Espinosa is there aswell. Kipnis over Espinosa?
        And would you take Cashner ahead of Morrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Espinosa… Morrow over Cashner…

  29. Sideshow says:
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    Sounds like Admas is going on the DL. What r the chances they call up Oscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5%… But I’d speculate now if the league was deep enough…

    • Kid A says:
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      @Sideshow: No Taveras. Jermaine Curtis instead.

  30. Barry Heanbag says:
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    Belt or Alonso going forward?

    • Barry Heanbag says:
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      @Barry Heanbag: or Melky for that matter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

      • supra says:
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        @Grey: Samm Levine

  31. Scott says:
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    Why is dempster vs Houston so low on stream-o-nator? This seems like a good streaming opportunity. Should I go for it or listen to stream-o-nator and pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming him… It’s more of a question for Rudy on the SON post…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Scott:

      I’ve finally settled in on how I feel about streaming against Houston. Excellent shot at Ks and a W but they aren’t the lowest scoring team out there. They’ll put up some hits and runs and sometimes lay a beatdown. But for the most part, pretty safe. I’d expect Dumpster to have 10+ Ks and a W.

  32. Eric says:
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    In a 10 team H2H – with Ryan Zimmernan out, who do you prefer – Reynolds or Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  33. Dan says:
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    I like McClouth at the top of that Baltimore order. AL only 10 team. Cut Nunez, Bonafacio or Arcia for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  34. Tom says:
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    I have Bailey, Cishek and Wilmhausen. Do I drop my SP5 Trevor Cahill for Marmol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  35. Enrique says:
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    Ok Grey so didnt go ahead with the other trade, what do you think of this one H2H points:
    I give Fowler, B. Lawrie and Fister
    I get: Greinke and Cain

    I need sp and have aramiz on the Dl what are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  36. Jay says:
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    So i told this guy i was holding on and going to stick with MArte/Cashner for Altuve. HE now wants MArte for just Altuve.

    think I’m going to take it and then move Werth from my bench to the OF, Zobrist from 2B to SS bench Asdrubal and slot Altuve in at 2nd.

    It’s tough losing Marte, but i think overall I’m better off.

    Present your argument to reject the trade:
    Current roster
    c yadier
    1B -Votto
    2B- Zobrist
    3B Longo
    SS- Asdrubal
    OF – Braun, Marte, Werth, Morse, Fowler
    IF – Machado
    Bn – Hosmer
    SP – Verlander Stras, Moore, Minor, Bailey, Iwakuma, Cashner
    RP – Papelbon, Romo, Perez

    Thank you

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: Sorry – 10 TM H2H 5×5 5 keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for you…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: right on

  37. raul says:
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    have 1 slot Jason Hammel, Jose Quintana, Kevin Correia or one of the hitters you listed as my only bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  38. Charles says:
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    Ks and OBP for hitters; K/9 and Losses for pitchers:

    Bautista and Hamels or Ellsbury and Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels side

  39. Brettj72 says:
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    Who do you like more in a 10 team H2H keeper league:

    Pujols or Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  40. the natives says:
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    top waiver three options at 2b while hill is out? murphy,boni, ellis, walker,nelson or keppinger h2h pts lg

    thanks grey!

    • the natives says:
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      @the natives: sorry that didn’t really seem to work. I meant top three waiver options. thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellis, Nelson (at home), Murphy…

  41. Heraldo says:
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    Just wanted to post that I got the Diddy Riese reference.
    Ice cream sandwiches are awesome.
    Great call, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  42. Which side:

    Hamels I. Kennedy Burnett or Cain Bumgarner Shelby Miller?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @exactly: i’m betting grey says Cain side.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: doesn’t look as useful when i type that AFTER grey’s already responded, must not’ve updated the page in a few minutes before posting that one. Grey’ll tell you something’s likely wrong with Hamels.

        • leftsideoverhere says:
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          @goodfold2: At least you bet right.

  43. Matt says:
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    10 team keeper trade offer-my OF and 1b positions are pretty well stocked so this comes down to player value:
    Give Goldschmidt
    Get Heyward

    Which side would you prefer long- and short term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  44. Ed says:
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    Deep at SPs. Need some more hitting.
    Two seperate deals. I was offered Shoo for GioGon. Thoughts.
    Then another I send Lynn for Ruthledge. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re both fair, depends on needs…

  45. ashtray says:
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    12 Team H2H 7×7
    This week I worked out these trades:

    Give Iwakuma & H. Bailey
    Get Heyward

    Give Cobb & Cigrani
    Get Stanton

    Still have Lee/Harvey/Miller/Estrada/Lynn & Romo/Johnson/Frieri/Henderson.

    Good deals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great deals…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @ashtray:
      When can I join your league.

      • Ashtray says:
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        @TheNewGuy: What can I say, I am a good negotiator.

  46. PRR says:
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    Getting murdered by Espinosa at SS and Perez at C. Thoughts on moving Grilli and Matt Moore for HanRam and Yadier? Would still have Chapman/Romo/Street for saves in an 11-teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @PRR: perez is batting 429 with 804 ops this week.

  47. Brett says:
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    Weekly league 5X5 – Should I be sitting Swisher/Cody Ross/Y. Molina and starting Arencibia while he’s mashing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Fungus:

      Kind of a strange methodology. On the one hand, I like simple measures and just a few so I’m not against picking 3 and focusing on them. But why those 3? Particular ISO against. What exactly does it demonstrate? That guys are making weaker contact? And there’s no reason to believe that these particular three stats taken together have any more predictive power than any three other stats. It has a feeling of being arbitrary.

  48. troy says:
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    whats your thoughts on erlin, smyly and cashner i know you really like cashner but is he worth owning over say ogando or even cingrani? and what about the other 2? curious when you think smyly and erlin will be starting by and what you would expect from them? thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wrote about Erlin yesterday… Smyly’s fine, he’s not in the rotation… Cingrani won’t be either in another week or two unless there’s more injury in Cincy…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @troy:

      Porcello is on thin ice. He’s probably got two more turns through to show something.

  49. Ben says:
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    I’m scared with pujols b/c I already traded votto. HR is my weakest offensive category (im crushing SLG tho…wth)

    He’s played through injury before…so there’s hope. I know you say sell, but honestly, what would you sell him for. People will be thinking ‘buy low’ sure, but that just means theyll offer me crap for him. Im guessing im best off hoping he can play through injury again.

    However, knowing a bit about injuries, this one is fucking tenacious and hard to treat w/o total rest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to sell him for a 2nd round power guy… Edwin Encarnacion could outperform him….

  50. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Is it crazy-talk to sit G Stanton tonight to give Lorenzo Cain a few chops at Scott Kazmir?

    Have to think there’s a 50/50 chance Kazmir winds up throwing batting practice.

    • mc serch says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: there’s no one else you can sit? I am running Cain out there tonight too and licking my chops, but sitting Stanton is pretty ballsy Baron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see it…

  51. Goose says:
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    I drafted and then dropped Ack-ack-ackley after his putridity early on, picked up Solano, then moved onto Chris Nelson Reilly, now onto Mellis. He looks a’ight in that Doyer two-hole, esp as a solid on-base guy in our OBP format. But Ackley sits there availably, a tendril of stench-smoke emanating from his name comingled with an aroma of upside.

    Do I go back to the Ack?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Goose:

      Ellis is maybe my favorite (active) player. He is very streaky. He goes through a couple nice stretches every year but then goes ice cold or gets hurt. I’d enjoy seeing have one offensive season where it all comes together for him. He was on a really nice roll before he got hurt last year too. Maybe he can make it happen this year but I might not bank on it. Phenomenal defensive second baseman, for what it’s worth.

      • mc serch says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Ellis autographed my daughter’s glove at Citifield…he’s permanently on the good guy list

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @mc serch:

          Sweet. Ron Washington said he learned how to teach infield by watching Ellis play. Fundamentally flawless.

      • Goose says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I really like him too. Except for the injury bug, he has a lot of the same former-A mojo that Scutaro has. He’s definitely having a better year than Scutaro so far. Solid ballplayer. We just need Weeks to get infected by this mojo and we’re good…

      • Pappy says:
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        @OaktownSteve: One of my fondest baseball memories is sitting in on Mark Ellis giving baseball advice to little leaguers at fan fest in 2006. Top notch human being and a pleasure to watch on the field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey: Right on.

        In other news, there’s a guy named Corky Miller starting at C for the Reds tonight.

        What do you think someone named Corky Miller looks? No. No, that’s not it at all.

        This is what Corky Miller looks like.

        DO NOT MESS WITH CORKY MILLER.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Yeah, good old Corky…

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: Apparently, he’s super-popular in the minor league town where he usually plays (Louisville, I think?). They even had Corky Miller bobblehead night.

            Also, the announcers mentioned that he has excellent taste in movies (they rode with the minor league team on a bus for a road game), although like idiots, they couldn’t remember the names of any of them.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              With a name Corky, he’s gotta be popular… You know any unpopular Corkys?

              • JoeC says:
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                @Grey: That’s like asking if I know any smart Hooters waitresses.

                Hey now!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

  52. THE_FREAK says:
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    I’m probably over thinking this, but is Benoit cutable at this point? Thinking about picking up Kelvin Herrera for him. Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Benoit… Herrera’s better…

  53. uncdrew says:
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    Gray, if one of us Schmohawks writes you a question and another one of us Schmohawks answers it and then you don’t comment, does that mean you agree with Schmohawk #2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah…

  54. TheNewGuy says:
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    As much as I like these whacky buy/sell blurbs theres absolutely nothing to suggest why Axford should be a buy this week. Ive got Henderson and hes locked down the closers job for now surely, the way hes pitched.

    Any chance Yu and Harvey pick up the Cy Youngs this year? Or is that just crazy talk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Axford was gone over yesterday… I didn’t think I needed to repeat myself… The Brewers said they want him to close….

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: yet hes not got one save this year and Henderson is 5/5….baffling

        Maybe Ax just isnt built to close? Some managers baffle they really do. Maybe they actually like the closerpocalypse so they dont have to draft closers on their fantasy teams! Either way im keeping Hendo around, I can see Axford blowing up again if he gets the gig back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not saying drop Henderson, but Ax should be owned since the Brewers have said they want him to be the closer…

  55. Juan Diego says:
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    NL-Only Auction Roto keeper league,
    Am I crazy for considering moving Stanton for Duda, Puig, Arenado and D. Gordon?

    I am in contention this year but worry about the situation in Miami for Stanton for this season and him getting moved to AL team at some point in the next year.

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  56. ashtray says:
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    Thanks for the feedback above.

    I’m looking for candidates to drop from my squad to pick up streamers. Which hitters are most expendable?

    12 Team H2H
    Cats: R, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVE, OBP

    C-Ruiz
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Rutledge
    3-Wright
    S-Prado
    O-Braun
    O-Choo
    O-Craig
    U-Konerko
    U-Youkilis
    B-Stanton
    B-Heyward DL
    B-McLouth
    DL-Aaron Hill
    DL-Eaton
    NA-Taveras
    NA-Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B-McLouth
      NA-Taveras
      NA-Hamilton

  57. Fister Furbush says:
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    Drop Kyle Seager for:

    Jason Hammel 2 start @ sea @ Bos

    Brandon Morrow 2start vs Sea Vs Bos

    Or keep Seager and start Iwakuma @ Toranto or Peavy @ Tex.
    ^^^ who would you start out of these two guys

    Appreciate it,
    FF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  58. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    @Grey

    Would you trade Ajax and Parnell for Encarnacion? I think I’m a little light on power. Team is:

    C- Jesus
    1B- Fielder
    2B- Rutledge
    3B- Longoria
    SS- Escobar
    OF- A. Jones
    OF- Choo
    OF- Jennings
    UTIL- Ajax

    I’ll still have 3 closers in Wilhelmensen, Street, and Perkins. And would you give up one of the better closers to seal the deal if need be? Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  59. Blue says:
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    Drop Estrada for Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  60. Mountain Man says:
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    Are the Mets ever going to wake up and give Valdespin everyday at-bats? I see he is in the lineup today, but batting 8th and Milke Baxter is hitting lead off? WTF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe at some point by July…

      • Mountain Man says:
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        @Grey: Great. Maybe by that time Ike Davis will have moved closer to the plate and I can start both of them on a regular basis…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, for really…

  61. Pager24 says:
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    You still like Ian Kennedy for the rest of the year? someone just dropped him in my league. I was going to add him or Cashner. Looking at the SON Kennedy doesn’t have many favorable matchups the next week.

    Is it better to stash kennedy for a week or two? or grab Cashner and take the ride?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do… Add Kennedy

  62. Chris says:
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    What about Fowler for D. Holland? 16-team dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Fowler

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey, a follow up. Same format, would you do Fowler for S. Miller?

        • Chris says:
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          My other OF are Cespedes, Holliday, Werth, Moss, Nava (only play 3 OF)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  63. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    I traded Pujols and Mariano Rivera a few weeks ago for E5 and Matt Moore (after reading an article on here about E5′s new swing. That trade just seems to be getting better and better. Thanks Razzball, you are my best fantasy baseball friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  64. Hello there Grey. Anderson dropped & tempted to claim him; albeit based on pre-season value & I guess his first couple of starts. Do you have much faith in him getting his shizz together anytime in the very near future? Would be dropping what sounds like the temporary upside of Cingrani (or Quintana?)… Thanks for your help & happy weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold off on Anderson for now, he seems off or injured…

  65. bossmanjunior says:
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    Why don’t you ever talk about Nate McClouth?! Oh wait…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  66. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    I will never get tired of hearing sam say, “Oh, h-hey Cindy…!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  67. Stew says:
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    Standard h2h 5×5 league. 12 teams

    Give bumgarner, choo, peavy, and either ryu or milone

    Get Braun latos butler

    I would still have zimmerman Scherzer niese as my other top starters

    Would you make this trade? Does either having to give up ryu over milone make a big difference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strike that… Sorry, responding on my phone… I would do it…

  68. Steve says:
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    Carry-over from the previous post, but now with more added info!

    I have Beckett in a 10 teamer and he gets the Brewers at home today. SON loves the start, but Beckett has scuffled this year and has been hit hard by the Brewers in the past. I’m guessing the SON-love is related mainly to park factor.

    What are your thoughts on the sit-start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him… Sorry, would’ve known what you meant further into the comments…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Nah, that’s cool. I saw you advised someone later in that thread to start him too.

        Which I would have seen, but I often skip straight to the buy/sell on (my) Saturday morning – I’ve already read the daily warp on (my) Friday night and I’m too lazy to wade through too many comments past any of mine.

        Even if I just did it then…

  69. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a dynasty points league, do I trade Votto & Jose Fernandez for Stanton and AJ Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  70. Bernie Brewer says:
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    If I offered Pujols and Marte, would getting Fielder and Markakis be a good return?

    Thanks as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  71. Al says:
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    Wily Peralta. Thinking about picking him up in my 8team NL-ROTO with my claim from Matt Adams hitting the DL. Think he has a chance of getting his K/9 up to 7-8 this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but sit for tough matchups until he shows better control…

      • Al says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks a lot for the quick reply! You guys are awesome… Read the blog all the time & listen to the podcast.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Al: No problem

  72. Pope says:
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    Grey –

    Drop Cahill for Cashner today? Espn 12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Alright. Got rid of Ruggiano for Krispie too. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Pope: No problem

  73. Natty Lite says:
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    Someone offered me two upgrades: Napoli over Gattis and Zobrist over Hardy for my Matt Kemp. Are Napoli/Zobrist worth Kemp right now? Kind of feel that Napoli is getting overhyped right now and Kemp looks like he’s just starting to heat up… do I do the deal?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Natty Lite:
      No no no. Kemps just starting to heat up, its time to enjoy the ride!

  74. Steve says:
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    14 teamer, is it time to drop Chris Johnson for Josh Donaldson? Would be for Util or corner…

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Steve: if it’s between those 2 don’t drop donaldson as he at least has starting job.

      • Steve says:
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        @jason batteiger: I’d be dropping Johnson FOR Donaldson…

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @Steve: sorry, misread that. I’m not sure about grey but i sure would. I’m in 16 teamer and missed out on Donaldson while for a few days when crisp was hurt picked up Morris instead due to Avila’s terrible K problems. Also was/is weak at 3rd while ARam’s out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Go for it…

  75. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    this was mentioned earlier, but does anybody know just why Rockies would rather add to their uninspiring mor(e)ass of util junk with this wheeler when they already have herrera and nelson clogging valuable fantasy space from Colvin/Arenado. The only valid reason I guess is that they want to make sure they never sit cuddyer/cargo/fowler/eyj, and those are the only spots colvin could play in. I’m about to drop Colvin, probably, but it’s so sad since both Colvin/Arenado are wiping up AAA. Do like keeping with the EYJ AB’s though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: It makes no sense… Helton should’ve been gone last year and Arenado should’ve been up in June starting his career… They’ve mishandled everyone except for CarGo…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: maybe get’s lucky and eyj qualifies at 2b like last year on yahoo. That’d be nice.

  76. Danny says:
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    Drop Morneau for which any of these guys?
    Donaldson, Bourjous, Young Jr….

  77. rye or the kaiser soze says:
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    I forgot Grego’s his middle name. Ahh, good ol’ Didi Rius (the U is silent).

  78. Steve says:
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    Oh, Grey – to save you the trouble of scrolling up, are you still going on Tabloid? Still loving it?

    • @Steve:

      Steve’s just Mr. Accommodation!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: It was awesome… I’m on the Cold $6,000 or whatever it’s called… Not liking it as much, but it’s early…

  79. Fat Mack says:
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    Would you take Cashner over Niese, P Hughes, or Vogelsong?

  80. TheNewGuy says:
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    Are you the busiest fantasy analyst in the world? The amount of questions you get a day now is staggering.

    Then again you do have the best unpaid job in the world!

  81. MagicTerp says:
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    Any chance Colvin gets a call-up with Old Man Helton’s buldging tendon?

  82. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ve started to suspect that it’s an answer bot. “Eh”, “Meh”, “Yup”, “Nope”, “Go for it”, “Ha”, “Ha!” “hahaha”.

    Seriously though, Albright, he’s right. You’re crushing it.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      Haha that would be so funny (and so cool) if you could program a computer to answer questions for you based on your rankings or summat.

      At least Grey doesnt have to wait for each comment to load after makibg a reply, that would take the piss.

    • Prezii says:
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      @OaktownSteve: so true… We are on to you Mr. Albright…. If that even IS your real/fake name…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Prezii:
        Quick hide this post before Grey catches us!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @OaktownSteve: don’t forget “cashner” as an answer. he needs a key on the computer that spits that out.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Aww Grey ignored us, he must be hurt by what we said.

        Sorry Grey, you’re not a computer bot really!

        • Prezii says:
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          @TheNewGuy: prolly like, fuck you guys i answer all your “cashner or jo fer?” Questions 500 times a day and you call me a bot?

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Prezii: likely, plus there was no question asked here.

  83. teker says:
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    GREAT columns – read while eating breakfast or with a beer later in the day – THANKS.

    foolishly, jetiisooned Moose early on – 10 team, shallow, ROS league, normally always find something on the waiver wire – except 3B.

    who do you like (more about short term than long term because it is shallow (but competitive) = please give at least two:

    youk, donaldson, alverez, gyroko, phoof, marwin, either of ATL..?

    thanks! (wish linda c was dating ME!)

    • teker says:
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      with helton out, do you think pacheo will get decent playing time? nunez is also available… have a balanced team, just want a guy to help in more cats then hurt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @teker: Thanks! Alvarez, Youk

  84. Chris says:
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    16 team dynasty:
    Give Holliday, Fowler, Bundy
    Get Stanton, S. Miller.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sounds good

  85. Later Tater says:
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    great work as always grey

    2 quick trade questions good? fair?

    1) altuve or segura for bj upton

    2) pujols and evercab for ortiz and beltre

    thanks and enjoy the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Later Tater: Segura… Beltre side… You too…

  86. costaricanchata says:
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    pacheco plays tonight = good
    rutledge out = not good

  87. Could use some answerbot…or anyone else jump in who’s seen the games…

    Vogelsong dropped in RCL. Is he hurt, scuffling, or just unlucky so far?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: Little bit of the last two…

      • @Grey:

        So…tenative grab? I have been running with 4 SP and stream-O-Marlins. Working great so far but would like a 5th SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, depending on matchups…

  88. brewerfan says:
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    With Kershaws play so far, are you still concerned about his hip down the stretch this year? Hopefully thats behind him…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brewerfan: It’s on the side of him… Yeah, I’m still concerned…

  89. costaricanchata says:
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    forget the name of the pretty decent hitter , a couple years ago , that was screwing around with other people’s wives …. (can somebody help me out with that name ?)

    anywho , was thinking that maybe arenado was being stalled for possibly the same reason ,
    ”cuz it doesn’t jive that he’s not up with the big club .

    if all of this rumor/speculation turns out to be true , then there should possibly be a vocab-word
    using that guy’s name to describe just such a situation .

    cust .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Not sure…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah .
        am going to prolly spend a few hours scrolling thru the archives , just to figure the guy’s name out … (you know how i am)

        what i remember about him is that he was a power hitter , and maybe played in florida , somewhere , and/or philly , eventually .
        oh , and he had dark hair .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now it’s bugging me too… I beat Steve knows…

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            i recollect that you not only blurbed about this guy , but i think someone
            also posted party pictures of him .

            rather than scour the archives , i’m gonna check tbays line up circa 2005 .

            later .

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @costaricanchata:

              found him ;

              pat burrell

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, yeah! Good call… Only took ya 3 hours…

  90. @jpmendes09 says:
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    in a h2h Yahoo League, i’m considering offering Pujols in exchange for Ortiz and Cuddyer.

    my lineup currently has Fielder, Pence, Holliday, A. Jackson, Torii Hunter, Crawford, Middlebrooks, Piercyinski….

    given Pujols, is that a good sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols there…

  91. waz3god says:
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    hey Grey,

    kendrick lamar fan i caught that haha

    any hoo whats your take on Rafael Betancourt? rumors of rex brothers taking his J.O.B is one blown save away.. in a 12 team NFBC would you stash rex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe! I’d stash Brothers if I had room, but Betancourt’s not losing the job without three or more blown saves in a row…

  92. ichirosan says:
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    Got offered V-Mart and Morse in my 20-man dynasty H2H league for Lance Berkman and Brandon League. The Big Puma is currently my UTIL, and also have Betancourt, Veras and Mujica as closers. Meanwhile, my current C is Wieters and my corner outfield is manned by a platoon of Brandon Moss, Reddick, Valdespin (who also spells Kipnis when against LHP) and your best friend, Quentin.

    Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  93. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    A trade question. In an 11 Team 5×5 Roto League, I would get

    Kemp, Wilhelmsen and Masterson

    and I would give up

    J. Zimmerman, M. Scherzer and Alex Gordon

    I still have Gio, Gallardo, Samardjiza, Lester, Medlen, Cingrani. He wants Gio, Scherzer and Gordon.

    Kemp would be my best offiensive player assuming he plays as he should

    Worth it?

    Thanks much Grey and enjoy the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it… You too…

  94. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Drop Cishek or Kelvin Herrera? I own G.Holland, making Herrera kind of a handcuff. I want Frieri off waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  95. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto, heyward and moore for pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward/Moore…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: oh how the mighty have fallen….

  96. JimY says:
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    Duda or Donaldson more valuable for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  97. Will says:
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    Rizzo just effortlessly hit one out of the Crayola Canyon to right center. Impressive.

    Now for Stanton to one-up him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Rizzo’s a monster… Not sure why people wanna get rid of him… He won’t bat .200 all year…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Someone dropped Rizzo in one of my leagues last night or this morning. I have Tits Butler in that league and maybe even one more guy with 1B eligibility, but I will put in a claim on Rizzo.

        About the Corbin comment, I didn’t get the overrated book bit. Please explain further. Thanks.

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: Holy smokes. Make that two impressive shots. That one was crushed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I was watching for that one… Absolutely smoked…

          • Steve Stevenson says:
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            @Grey: Sonovabench!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

  98. Traded a Fister for a BJ says:
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    Trade pending in my 12-team redraft league… how’d I do? Giving up Cingrani, Wilhelmsen, Rickie Weeks for David Price, Kelly Johnson and Wade Leblanc. Would love your suggestion on new middle infielder: Kelly Johnson, drop him for Marco Scutaro, Marwin Gonzales, or Bonifacio?

  99. Al says:
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    NL ONLY ROTO – need a 5th OF. GIVE: Cingrani + Valdespin for Domonic Brown + Mike Leake? Grade C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  100. John says:
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    Give up Stanton for AJax + Ryu?

    How about Stanton for AJax + Ryu + Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the Cespedes one if you need depth…

  101. teker says:
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    thanks for the input on the 3b, ok, now to pitchers.

    probably have to drop one of these soon, and the other may be in “swing/streamer” position.

    again, in a competitive 10 team, shallow, roto league.

    already replaced dempster w/zito, so between zito (can’t believe he is relevent again), villanavue, and pettit (again – hard to believe)

    who to drop after next start, who to put in the streamer position, and who is best longer term (note: cashner is available)…

    thanks.

    (ps – other starters include: kershaw, ryu, minor, and medlin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all streamers based on matchups…

  102. TheNewGuy says:
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    Homer dealing again…me can see a breakout season coming.

    J-Z breezing through too, this looks like a 1-0 game that takes under 2 hours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they both look terrific…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Homer does look terrific. Anyone else think he looks like Christian Bale? He’s also pitching well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, he does…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both look terrific and like Bale, that is…

          • Project Merkin says:
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            Zim doesn’t look like Bale!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… No, he doesn’t…

  103. herschel says:
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    Rizzo dance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boom

    • Will says:
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      He looks so relaxed in his stance, then BOOM, 420 feet.

      Wrigley in the summer is going to be a Rizzo launchpad.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, could see 40 there definitely…

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Grey: I got Rizzo on several teams. Not sure if have him on my .225 RCL team.

  104. Rotten Rookies says:
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    Would you drop Henderson for Axford? I can’t hold both. I only have Marino as a closer..

    Would you drop Cingrani or Jose Fernandez for cashner? I was planning on holding Cingrani and when he gets sent down pick up Taveras or Puig. I have only one minor league spot and Myers is in it. I think he has the best chance of getting called up first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Henderson… I’d go to Cashner…

  105. Micah Stupak says:
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    So, if Villanueva is a buy, but buy-now-before-his-stats-regress, that seems like more of a sell-high than a buy-low, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, you can’t sell Villanueva to anyone… He’s a buy while he’s pitching well, yeah….

      • Micah Stupak says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like a challenge: already won.

        sent Villanueva + Hardy for Gregorius and Madson

        Sold high on Chuck New, maybe sold low on Hardy, got cheap keepers. Win for me.

  106. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    im sneaking away from a birthday party to check in,surely already noted but love werth hitting cleanup tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Live up to your name, go get drunk!

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: argh,i did it,but why does everyone else stop parting so early

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’ll be parting again tomorrow, don’t worry…

  107. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love ithe as always. Particularly appreciated that Mr. Coffee tangent this morning – sent that one to some co-workers to trick them into reading the blog even if they aren’t (closet) fantasy baseball geeks like me. Couple questions for you:

    1. I’ve been seeing the recent transition to unabashed love for Buchholz lately. I’m not quite following why you aren’t singing the praises of Ryan Dempster so far, because to me he fits your mold (high K rate, good team, average ratios).

    2. After Freaks and Geeks move on to Undeclared. Not quite as good, but same writers/producers, and certainly worth the time.

    3. I trust your opinion above my own in FF Baseball-land, but noticed my pitching staff is has many pitchers you generally despise. Is this squad enough for me to stay competitive in an RCL league? Matt Moore, Roy Halladay, Jonathan Niese, Ryan Dempster, Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda, Kyle Kendrick, Jonathan Papelbon, J.J. Putz, Carlos Marmol.

    Love the stuff, keep it up, drink some good beer this weekend!

      • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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        @BrewFreeOrDie: *also, is has = is. blarg

        • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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          @BrewFreeOrDie: *has, not is. spiraling into failure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… nice… 1. Dempster looks great tonight, but it’s the Astros… He’s pitching above his sea level with the Ks, we’ll see if it continues… 2. I’m gonna 3. Your staff looks fine for now, just gotta stay on top of the guys on the bottom, ya know?

      • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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        @Grey: Will do! If you ever feel like venturing into the anime world watch Ookiku Furikaubutte (Big Windup). Great show about an awkward pitcher trying to make it big – I felt like I was watching an animated documentary on the life of Zack Greinke.

        Couple quick follow up questions/comments:

        1. Should I be concerned about Miguel Montero as a starting catcher in RCL this year? He fell to 215 and I couldn’t resist.

        2. Belt or Morneau for the rest of the year at 1B/3B?

        3. Not sure if you’re a reddit guy, but this thread is pretty incredible: “Something you completely misinterpreted as a child” – http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1cxc1d/what_is_something_you_completely_misinterpreted

        Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, will check it out… 1. Nope 2. Belt

  108. Jason says:
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    Iz Rizzo the new Uggla? and am i selling high if i can after a 2HR night?

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: sorry. didnt read any rizzo posts above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re getting…

  109. J-Lef says:
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    Grey,

    A-Gon for J-Zimm for ROS, which side?

    Thankee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  110. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Deep NL only league – dynasty

    Tyler Moore or Ryan Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  111. Chris says:
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    Parra or McLouth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McLouth

  112. herschel says:
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    benched zimm and bailey for the supposed two starts of quintana and aceves in my weekly league. aceves will be getting his second start in pawtucket which unfortunately doesnt count and quintana got pushed cause of rain. hate weekly leagues. SONOFABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  113. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    SON giving a lot of love to Colon v. Baltimore at home.

    Would you stream

    Colon v. BAL, or
    Villanueva @ MIA

    You the man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva

  114. AbAdMaN says:
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    I have Shelby Miller and cingrani. Was thinking of dropping one for homer Bailey. You think I should If so which one? Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @AbAdMaN: this must be shallower than a 10 team to have homer freakin bailey out in free agent land.

  115. Dani says:
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    Please rank ROS (limites moves): Cashner, Doubront, Gee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None really… Doubront

  116. Long Bawls says:
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    Cher sings “Believe” in a private concert for hundreds of sweaty naval cadets (hey, it’s my scenario, I get to mix up songs). The one she singles out is named Paul Maholm, kid fresh outta Mississippi, never even seen the ocean (Mississippi has such a bad school system he didn’t realize it bordered the ocean). She gyrates; they cheer. He loads her into his cannon. The cadets chant his name and sing the chorus. They all believe. They all believe. They all believe in…Paul!

    Then you wake up and realize that wasn’t Cher, just a tranny hooker. And you’re Paul, and you’ve got a game to pitch in a half hour. You shake it off. But when you get to the stadium and see that it’s Fleet Week. Left field is wall-to-wall naval cadets. It might not be your day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA…. That’s awesome…

  117. Project Merkin says:
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    Peavy noooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DAH!

      • Project Merkin says:
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        You gonna watch Cashner’s start?

        • Project Merkin says:
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          PS: everyone is starting Cashner tonight, right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            If you got him, roll with him… Let’s form a prayer rectangle and pray…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe a part of it… Gotta eat dinner soon…

  118. Dani says:
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    Sometimes the SON baffles me. Why was Kendrick just a 1.4 when pitching in NY against the Mets? If he is a 1.4 there, I don’t where the SON will ever like him.. looking great tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, you can’t look at one start out of 30 and say it makes no sense…

    • royce! says:
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      @Dani: I can’t recall what it uses to calculate value but I know it bases part of it on recent performance and Gee has a FIP of 5.74 and an ERA of 5.95, so I don’t think that it would be recommending him anywhere.

    • royce! says:
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      @Dani: sorry, you were writing about Kendrick. Der on me.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @royce!: i was wondering about this as well, with kendrick looking either very good lately on road against decent offenses like the games he played at stl and cin. Metco is a pitcher’s park so i understand Gee’s 10 value; unless Mets are a VERY much better hitting team at home. Grey told me to ask Rudy in SON’s post. I will as i have been sleeping for a long time.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: i started every one of milone,kendrick,gee,peavy,cashner, and bailey and went 3-3 with two losses being real shit, with bailey allowing 1 and milone not doing anything wrong but 1 unearned run. Even Gee only allowed 3 hits a 1 walk until the 6th inning.

  119. Long Bawls says:
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    Anibal Sanchez definitely Boy Named Sueing it.

    • royce! says:
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      @Long Bawls: How do you do? My name is Anibal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Long Bawls: Christine Michael was drafted by the Seahawks tonight. The guys on TV said he has off field problems. I would sure think so! With a name like that I believe bar fights and assault incidents would be activities in which one would engage.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: he should just reverse the name to michael christine.

  120. Keter Ping says:
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    Grey,

    I just got a doozie of a trade offer this morning that just got more interesting the past couple minutes.

    My Austin Jackson for Jordan Zimmerman.

    I’m lacking SB but have decent R and AVG. my ERA and WHIP is middle of the road and Wins and Ks are looking like it top of the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  121. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Kendrick’s start just the metco effect or is he worth owning in 12 team mixed leagues? Worth dropping Quintana or Tillman for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Kendrick, have said that a few times… Can lose Quintana for him after his next start…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks. side note, “metco” was the name of the public school bussing program growing up in Boston. The more ya know…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

  122. Harlem Struggle says:
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    I’m on board with selling Pujols. I’m looking to beef up 2nd (i have seager) and possibly OF. I would love to deal for Cano (his owner loves the Halos) but I put the word out and have an offer for Adam Jones. How do you see the the Jones/Pujols trade working out? Good value or aim higher? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones…

  123. chunk says:
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    How well will Cingrani have to pitch against the natties to have a shot at staying up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shutout? Nah, it depends on Leake and Cueto… But if things stay as is then he’s being sent down…

      • chunk says:
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        @Grey: You think Chen @SEA is a better option than Cingrani’s start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  124. Yu Dicket says:
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    need your opinion on a potential trade

    standard 5 X 5 yahoo

    My
    David Wright,
    Brandon Morrow,
    Zack Grienke
    Jose Fernandez

    for
    Matt Kemp
    Jose Bautista
    David Freese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid for you… No problem…

  125. Yu Dicket says:
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    and thank you Grey for your work, always appreciate it

  126. Milarky says:
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    Greinke’s injury is killing me – horrific week coming up for my starters. Which three of my lower-end guys do I start next week out of the following: Gee (@MIA), Doubront (@TEX, er), Milone (LAA), Griffin (@NYY), Tillmann (@LAA). Go matchups (Gee) and splits (Milone) and flip a coin for the third?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Milone, Tillman…

  127. Kid A says:
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    Double-switch sends dread pirate to bench. Yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why, what happened?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Not sure if cold bat or injury related. Haven’t seen an update. Either way, I don’t like it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is odd… I haven’t heard anything… Maybe he didn’t hustle out a strikeout…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: cold bat blues.

            • jason batteiger says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: oh yeah, one walk and one single this whole week. Not much better last week, but last week he at least missed a couple homers at the warning track. This week it’s all groundouts/K’s.

  128. SteveNZ says:
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    McLouth sitting. That’s pretty damn annoying.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Almost as annoying as the day I’m having in h2h. 1/13 or some shit.

      • chunk says:
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        @SteveNZ: 0/16 for me…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Must have lost 60 points in average the last two days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I went 5/31… But two wins, so that’s nice…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: try having mesoraco (with the other catcher hanigan, hurt) as backup for K’machine Avila, and they give them BOTH the day off. Also Rutledge sits. Thank god i didn’t put in EYJ for Span.

  129. Jon says:
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    It looks like I shouldn’t ignore your advice to pick up Kyle Kendrick any longer… Who should I drop to add him?

    Quintana, Cashner, Doubront, Milone, Mujica or David Hernandez

    • Jon says:
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      This is a deep-ish keeper league, by the way, if that makes any difference with these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront (after Houston start)….

  130. Duddly says:
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    Axford says Henderson should remain the closer in so many words today. Does that mean he should be dropped or does it matter at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At some Axford will be the closer again unless he totally craps the bed for the next 3 months…

  131. Red Barons says:
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    Grey, worth dropping any of these for Kyle Kendrick?
    Niese, Burnett, Milone, or Hudson

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Red Barons: Also, somebody just dropped BJ Upton, worth dropping anybody for him?
      1B – Fielder
      2B – Phillips
      3B – Trumbo
      SS – Rollins
      OF – Choo / Adam Jones / J Upton
      Util – Goldschmidt / Machado
      Bench – Victorino / Espinosa / Ike / Aybar

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I just answered

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

  132. Some Bozo just dropped BJ Upton, don’t really have room, but need him, who do I drop:

    Gardner (extra hitter)
    Tillman
    Beckett
    Quintana
    Villenueva
    Ike Davis
    Garza

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  133. nightpandas says:
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    Me to Rizzo: I have yet to bench you but I’ve had enough of the strikeouts…

    Rizzo to me: F U

    sonovabench….

    1.Trying to get Cargo or Jones. Either of these deals good for me?
    Cargo/Hellickson for Pujols/H Bailey
    Jones/Hellickson for Pujols/H Bailey

    2, Another owner wants Segura. Would you trade him for Tavares and a pick in a keeper? or am I better off going after Minor. (also have Rollins at SS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Those deals aren’t terrific… 2. Go after Minor…

  134. Pig Bapi says:
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    C Gomez and Cueto for his Ellsbury. Am I paying too much or just right? Happy with the rest of my pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  135. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Medlen tomorrow @ DET? Gotta admit that has me worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. joeg414 says:
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    Hammell, Beckett or W.Y Chen? or please rate. 6×6 mixed daily roto

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      Or Grimm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett, Hammel

  137. Steve says:
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    Jesus, what a terrible bloody day in the ol’ H2H. Must be 80 points of average lost now. 2/26 with a homer and two steals. And seemed that every time I had a guy get on base, it was the result of an error.

    Goldy and McLouth coming up pretty much empty with the bases loaded. FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think we have the same team… I went 6/39 with zero RBIs…

  138. Coitus Granderson says:
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    I have to pick up two of these muvs. Who would you choose?

    McAllister, Grimm, Maurer, Lilly, Edinson, Leake or Burgos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Depends on matchups… McAllister, Leake…

  139. thefaketom says:
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    Silly question but does a H2H league where you can only have 2 RPs and no Ps negate the whole SAGNOF idea? I’ve got Pujols and I just don’t trust him. On a scale of yorkie to doberman how dumb would Pujols/Parnell for Chapman/Machado(or)Ike trade be?

    Redraft league, standard in all other ways.

    Looking for any and all feedback guys and three girls…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not a good trade… Pretty Yorkie to me… 2 RPs doesn’t negate it…

  140. Frank Grimes says:
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    pickup Edwin for two starts next week at home vs SD and Cin would dump Griffin or Tillman then sit either
    Viilanueva vsCin Corbin @SD or Cashner @Chi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, don’t really like Edwin much right now…

  141. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Trade Lester for Michael Young? I’m pretty hard-up for a 3B help, where I currently have Prado. I have a lot of other SPs that I like in Cliff Lee, Hamels, Medlen, A. Sanchez, Gallardo, and Estrada, and there is an IP limit.

    I could counter w/Gallardo for Young.

    Another option is to claim Middlebrooks off waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are good trades for Young… Or Middlebrooks…

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Should I go after his Lawrie instead, and if so, whom should I offer? He declined Gallardo for Lawrie previously. Thanks for your advise.

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @Hal Incandenza: Middlebrooks would be a waiver claim. I take it you think pass w/r/t that option?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t go after Lawrie with Gallardo… I’d pass, yeah…

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: Feel I need to do something about 3B. Any suggestions on 3B to target with one of my arms?

            Would offering Hamels for Hanley (to a different owner) make sense?

            • Hal Incandenza says:
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              @Hal Incandenza: Best FA options seem to be Middlebrooks, Moustakas, Juan Francisco. . . .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t go for Hanley… Can Hamels get Joey Bats? Sandoval? Frazier?

  142. Boomer19 says:
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    Espinosa or Lowrie at middle infield ROS? Close? Trying to deal Lowrie in a package.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa…It’s close…

  143. Pope says:
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    Grey, I’m thinking about dealing Desmond/Konerko for Escobar/A Gonz… What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon side…

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Cool, I’ll make the offer. Thanks

  144. Grey's Mom says:
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    How can you still be so high on Espy? He’s been terrible.. He’s been playing through an injury.. I wanted nothing to do with him this year and I’m glad I didn’t bother, as he’s so frustrating to own.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Grey’s Mom:

      Moms always tellings their sons off arent they. I agree though to some extent, never been a fan of guys who can hurt you just as much as they help you. Much prefer good, speedy hitters at MI that provide you with more counting stats like Segura this year and Altuve last. Both have been bargains…know Grey liked Segura this year too though!

  145. Grey's Mom says:
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    Is Wandy for real? I see all these posts about two start pitchers for next week, and they are ranking him above Gio in most cases, when they both face ATL. Wandy is due for a massive stat correction soon. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s Mom: He’s not for real, Mom… He’s a barely under 4 ERA pitcher…

  146. TheNewGuy says:
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    Shot down on the Minor offer for Cain. He wants Harvey…well he aint getting him right.

    Offer Dickey for Cain?

    Shizztastic week for some of my OFs, what do you do with guys like Dread Pirate who suddenly stopped hitting, and Hamilton who hasnt started hitting! Pick up a hot schmotato in Duda/Nava and bench them for a bit? Its hard seeing WW guys like Nava with better stats than some of our studs right now.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @TheNewGuy: After Harvey’s gem in his next start…I’d sell him for a bat…his value will never be higher…

  147. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup Man… I Asked who to to grab for Grimm and you mentioned Marrow. I just noticed that he’s a waiver n not available till Sunday. If I don’t win the waiver should I go wiith Corbin for Grimm if not??

  148. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: In a 12-team, 5×5, what about Pujols for Freeman and Aramis? I need homers and rbis more than anything and have Carpenter playing 3rd, so Aramis would be a nice upgrade and Freeman obviously has some big rbi upside in that ATL lineup. Watcha think? Thanks man.

  149. nightpandas says:
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    Which side do you like:

    H Bailey, Rizzo or Hellickson, Jones

  150. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Just realized I have Doumit as my catcher (that’s how little I pay attention to C) Who my best set it and forget upgrade option? Cervelli, Ianetta, Salty, Flowers, Pacheco,
    My team is currently sitting on top with avg (295) and third in the other hitting cats with Doumit’s stats in there.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Cervelli is out 6 weeks…power…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Wake Up: Iannetta

  151. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you recommend to go with Brandon Moss at 1B and sit Adam LaRoche?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, for the time being

  152. Eddy says:
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    Drop Buck and Gattis for Ruiz? He comes back tomorrow.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Eddy: I dropped Buck and Gattis

  153. nightpandas says:
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    In my 15 team, keep 9 league, got offered this blockbuster:

    Castro Fowler Ethier Puig Moore 1st rounder

    for my

    Segura Rizzo Bruce Span Niese 3rd rounder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas: Rizzo, it’s merely fair… I wouldn’t do it…

  154. Wake Up says:
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    Well, they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
    Now, they blew him up in Metco, too
    Down in Miami they’re gettin ready for a fight
    Gonna see what that Gee boy can do

    Now, there’s trouble bustin in from outta state
    And R.A. can’t get no relief
    Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade
    And my RCL team’s hangin on by the skin of its teeth

    Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact
    But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
    Put your makeup on, fix your hair real pretty
    And meet me tonight in Atlantic City…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Wake Up: Is your name used to try and get Grey to wake up early so he can answer our questions?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @TheNewGuy: it’s a constant reminder to myself…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: thanks Ace!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem Goose!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I feel the need. The need to put on some tight-ass jeans and play some beach volleyball……

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just set you up…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: What do you mean you got some things to take care of? C’mon one more game…

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Wake Up: c’mon man……if we keep playing long enough Val Kilmer will get fat and disgusting and we can beat’em no problem…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I need to take a shower at my cougar’s place and then ride my motorcycle… I’ll see you guys…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Hahaha…that’s so you Ace…

    • joeg414 says:
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      @Wake Up:
      “Woke up this morning Shackled and Drawn”

      • Wake Up says:
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        @joeg414: Trudging through the dark in a world gone wrong!

  155. Charles says:
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    Your concerns about Hamels, especially the injury-related ones, have me concerned. If you were re-drafting today, would he drop into the “On my HP Tablet, I designed this tier to be lower than others have them. Now excuse me while I go over to the Lord & Taylor accessory wall” tier with Weaver, Sabathia, Sale, Dickey, and Shields?

  156. Charles says:
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    6×6 w/ Ks and OBP (no AVG) for batters and Losses and K/9 (no Ks) for pitchers

    Hamels and BJ or Strasburg and Markakis

  157. Trailblazin says:
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    Time to cut Buck?

  158. Drew Chainz says:
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    Can you rank Corbin, Cashner, and Chen (orioles)

  159. Pfitty says:
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    Any of these guys worth picking up for bench depth? I have 9 starters, and would be dropping Haren.

    Moustakas
    Youkilis
    Hardy
    Duda
    Ackley

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  160. Project Merkin says:
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    Cashner looked great last night, homie.

    I think you said you were going to bench Niese in his next start….but it’s against the Phils….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m benching Niese…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: M’kay!

  161. Tony says:
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    Grey- AJ GRIFFIN or Kyle Kendrick? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  162. Principle Blackman says:
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    Eric Hosmer just got dropped in my 12-team, 6×6 (OPS) league (2 util, 3 OF). Is it worth putting an FAA claim on him? Who would you drop for him?

    C- Perez
    1b- Goldschmidt
    2b- PEDroia
    3b- Beltre
    ss- Segura
    OF- Adam Jones, Cespedes, Aoki, Reddick
    Util- Rizzo, Frazier

    I’m leaning towards maybe dropping Reddick, but I’m not sure if I need to be rostering 3 players who only have 1b eligibility, so I might hold, too.

    Thanks, as always, for the solid recommendations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold…

      • Principle Blackman says:
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        @Grey:
        Also thanks for recommending that I start all three of Sanchez, Cashner, and Bailey, yesterday.

        Their combined line:
        21 IP 28 Ks, 0.86 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 12 K9

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very nice…

  163. Trigger Cut says:
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    Gotta start two out of three today in RF/Util: A-Gonz v. Wily Peralta, Bruce v. Haren, DOrtiz v. Peacock. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not A-Gon…

      • Trigger Cut says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, as always. Curious as to why, if you have a moment. (Partly to help me do this myself next time. I have to make this 2 out of 3 call every day. Teach a man to fish…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trigger Cut: The other two pitchers are struggling a bit more, there’s no clear cut reason…

      • Trigger Cut says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks.

  164. Dirt says:
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    Would you take Verlander and bailey for mccutch ?14 team league saves+ Holds is a category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d prefer the hitter…

  165. Tack The Kack says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’m in a weekly H2H league and Perez is my catcher. I have a spot on my roster and Napoli is available as a free agent. Should I grab him and play him next week and bench Perez? I’m afraid next week is going to be the week Perez is going to break out of his slump but his lack of production is killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Napoli…

  166. B.o.B says:
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    Pick up Marcum for any of Griffin, Hammel or Quintana? 10 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin

  167. Titan says:
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    Pick one to roster as of today

    Cashner. Corbin or Quintana?

    12 team HTH Weekly 6×6 (OPSxHolds)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

      • Titan says:
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        @Grey:

        Corbin over Quintana?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It depends on match-ups for now… I’d go Corbin right this second…

  168. Jon says:
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    Who would be your bottom 2 ROS?

    Tillman, Doubront, Cashner, Quintana, Kendrick, Milone, Cobb, Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront, Quintana…

  169. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    whats going on up in here?

    Freaks and Geeks, I thought that was on your over rated/not gonna watch list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched and really enjoyed it… Solid shizz…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I told you. for what it is it’s good.

        I grabbed cashner on wed, and I like that nutty guy. I really have nothing to contribute. my hitters in one of my RCL are still protesting offense, so with that I…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had a a huge offensive day today… With a walloping 2 homers… Biggest hitting day I’ve had in a while and only 3 players have gone so far…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: nice, waht a great way to start the weekend. was one of them choo? I picked Ichiro on a whim in 2 leagues, needed a back up OF, hopes he gets hot like wasabi!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup… Big day… Sal Perez showed up, finally!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: have him on 2 teams, daily double!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: yall gon make me get a BJ.. Upton here,Upton here!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: what’s grey’s overrated/not gonna watch list. Is this like the book i’ve heard mentioned? Are these documents actually on paper somewhere?

  170. Grey's Mom says:
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    Eat your vegetables.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh okay

  171. JFT says:
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    Who do you drop in a league that counts OPS instead of average: Justin Ruggiano or Cody Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano

  172. Mookiewilson says:
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    My 5 and 6 starters are Parker and Cingrani. Would you swap either of these guys for the following free agents?

    Haren, Doubront, Gee, Kendrick, de la rosa, Correia

    Pretty slim pickings but Parker has been unusable and it looks like cingrani’s days are numbered. 15 team roto

    Thanks! Always appreciate your advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick over Parker…

      • Mookiewilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Those three dots never instill confidence… I’m making the switch anyway and I wont come back and criticize you in all caps if it doesn’t work out!

        • Prezii says:
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          @Mookiewilson: youll be alright. Parker is toast for the time being…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          COOL

  173. Prezii says:
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    Whats wrong with meds, man? Im kinda glad i didnt draft him anywhere right now.. that said…. Would you try to buy low on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, for the right price… He’s okay, he’s just not as good as he was last year…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: some expert analysis right there grey ;) i gotchya tho.

  174. Pope says:
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    Grey – I drafted Castro and Desmond, I’m trying to get rid of Desmond. Do you think Desmond for Segura and Rutledge is worth trying? Am I going to have to throw in Iwakuma or someone like that? Maybe I’m reading into this too much, but I feel like I might regret grabbing middle infielders early.

    As always, thank you

    • Pope says:
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      Was considering Desmond/Konerko for Espinosa/Butler too….

      • Pope says:
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        ….and Desmond/Konerko for Andrus/Rizzo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Butler…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s worth trying…

  175. Zoltan says:
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    Would you drop lincecum or Estrada to pick up cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…

  176. LosPadre says:
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    Which side, Austin Jackson or CC Sabathia and D. Span? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i know you’re high on A-Jax and low on Sabathia, but WOW. Glad i have A-Jax in that 10 teamer with deep benches. Especially because i know you’re high on Span too, relatively.

  177. Adam says:
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    Where do you find the player rater rankings for the 2013 season so far? I can’t seem to find it.

    Wanted to see where Harper rated in the league so far. Would imagine it’s top 3…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely top 5… It’s not ready yet… Probably another week or so…

  178. Gareth says:
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    I have a roster crunch for week 5. My pitching is pretty stellar so I have some tough decisions on who to start and who to bench. Only 9 Spots available for 13 pitchers. the 4 other pitchers sit on the bench in a WEEKLY Cbs Format.

    Here are my 13 pitchers:

    starters:

    Felix (@ Toronto)
    Gio (@ ATL, @ Pit)
    Gallardo (PIT, STL)
    Estrada (PIT, STL)
    Morrow (BOS, SEA)
    Cobb (@ KC, @ COL)
    Lynn (CIN)
    Lincecum (@ Arizona)
    AJ Burnett (Washington)

    Relievers:

    Holland (7 home – CLE, TB, CHW)
    Betancourt (3 Home, 3 away TB, @ LAD)
    Street (3 Home, 4 away ARI, @ Cubs)
    Frieri (4 Home, 3 Away BAL, @ OAK)

    I am currently second on my league. The categories I need to catch up on are wins, Whip and Era. I am 4th in Saves and 3rd in Strikeouts.

    So which 4 out of these guys would you put on the bench this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow, Cobb, Lincecum, Betancourt….

  179. Slick Rick says:
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    Would you trade Pujols and Martin Prado for Prince Fielder and Hanley Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  180. Gareth says:
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    You guys are Hilarious.

    Check out these answers to my “which 4 do I Bench” question –

    Jaywrong:
    Lincecum, Cobb, Burnett, Frieri.

    Dan Pants:
    Lynn, Lincecum and Burnett and Morrow is my first instinct. But if you really want to go with Morrow or Lynn I would sit either Estrada or Street.

    Scott Evans:
    Tough call, but I’d sit Morrow, Lincecum, Estrada & Lynn.

    Grey:
    Morrow, Cobb, Lincecum, Betancourt….

    Thanks for the Clarification!

    So – I’ve ultimately gone with Burnett, Lincecum, Lynn and Street.

    On Second thoughts…………………………………..

    Morrow got the most votes after Timmy.

    Lincecum, Morrow, ARGGGGHHH – My Brain just melted!

  181. Gareth says:
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    Sometimes just plain old milk is good enough when confronted by Strawberry, Chocolate and a Myriad of other flavors.

    Sometimes good old British TV with 4 channels will suffice over Cable tv with endless amounts of specific channels.

    Sometimes Its better to appreciate the Cougar you already have than consider the numerous other sexy prowlers you see every day.

    Ode to Choices by Gareth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Morrow…

  182. Frank says:
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    20 team 5×5 – I want to drop Drop Nova –
    My options are McAllister or Correia or stash Archer…Your guidance please

    My SP Staff
    J Zimm
    Anderson
    Ryu
    S Miller
    Cyngrani
    Lyncecum
    Doubront

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correia at home…

  183. gareth says:
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    Sit asdrubal or rick weeks for week 5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  184. JackInTheBox says:
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    Cishek sucks and angers me. I need to limit the ass whooping I’m receiving in my H2H league. Thus, I need to drop him or Belt (I have Rizzo, Reynolds, Longo, Tex as 1B/3B and Perkins, Wilhelmsen as closers) for a streamer to get IP/Ks….please, anyone, give me permission to drop Cishek!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Cishek… How easy was that!

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey: So easy a JackInTheBox can do it! (copyright by JackInTheBox, 27 Apr 2013….take that Geico!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  185. gareth says:
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    Ok grey. I’m sitting morrow, timmy, cobb and street.

    Lynn and burnett are at home and deserve to be started.

    I’m curious about your reasonings for benching betancourt over street and frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t love his matchups and he was a little iffy this week… You can go with Street instead if you like… It’s a coin flip…

  186. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Jonathan Sanchez suspended 6 games.

    He had one of the all-time great Fantasy Razzball games last night, scoring 22 points in 0.0 innings pitched.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He’s such a mess…

  187. Tom says:
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    grey, i know you love catcher questions, but who do you prefer from this lot?

    ruiz, jesus montero, avila, or gattis

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz

  188. Tom says:
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    GIANCARLO!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Tom:

      his 1st of the year .

      open the floodgates !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course against my streamer… Oh, Giancarlo… I can’t not love you…

  189. mike says:
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    would you start Mike Minor vs Detriot tomorrow? they lit my Medlen up today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  190. costaricanchata says:
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    picked up westbrook to stream against my aj burnett .
    couldn’t have asked for a better result .
    chasin’ wins y’all !

    in my 14 team (10 keeper) , traded laroche and cingrani and an 18th round pick
    for bautista and a 23rd round pick .

    • Steve says:
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      @costaricanchata: Um, yeah. Pretty surprised anyone would accept that. Unless it was offered to you, of course…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve: In which case I’m surprised anyone would offer it.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Steve:

          laroche / cingrani was my counter to his original offer for price .
          he had been trying to unload bautista for a couple of weeks now .

          • Steve says:
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            @costaricanchata: Well, I can only assume he was absolutely desperate to get rid of him.

            • slew says:
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              @Steve:trade is a JOKE!

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @slew:

                @ steve :
                @ chum

                still looking to move price for the right … um … price .

                • costaricanchata says:
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                  @costaricanchata:

                  was looking to move king felix … but he’ll match-up well vs the stros now .

                  • costaricanchata says:
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                    @slew:

                    now , now .
                    setting your anger aside , for a moment .
                    value price for me in non-specfic terms .
                    and , by non-specific terms , i mean that fair-compensation does not necessarily have to include players that are currently on your roster .
                    is price worth a hitter the caliber of :
                    pedroia ?
                    longoria ??
                    laroche ???
                    lke davis ????
                    chris davis ?????
                    teixeira 6x?
                    mcutchen 7x?
                    jeter 8x?

                    come on , what is david price worth in a 14 team keeper , with an IP limit of of 1650 ?
                    and how would that value change if the IP limit was to drop to 1500 innings in 2014 ??

                    appreciate your thoughts .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s an odd trade to get accepted…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @costaricanchata: surprised any cardinals pitcher is left open (there’s what she said) in 14 teamer.

  191. JFT says:
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    Who do you prefer in a spot start tomorow? Hughes vs. Toronto or Vogelsong @SD? League counts QS instead of Wins and has K/BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

  192. Grey's Mom says:
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    Nolasco Vargas or Hughes tom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  193. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    heard (on mlbtv) that 14 of anibal’s k’s were swings and misses on 3rd strike .
    and of those 14 …. 11 were outside the strike zone ,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watched some of it… She was dazzling…

  194. steve b says:
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    Grey I’m glad you still write sometimes.I came to this site because of you and Rudy and your hockey writer.Now I have to wade thru the Chaf (sic) and hardly hear from Rudy.I know you need more free time but holy cow theres a lot of wanna be’s writing for you.Sorry but I cant bury my true feelings but you should be more selective

    • Oz says:
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      @steve b:

      Haven’t posted in a few years for various reasons, but I want to say that Grey/Rudy and Co. do a fantastic job here. Friggin Grey answers every damn question, most within MINUTES, and with no subscription required. No other fantasy site ANYWHERE combines entertainment value with timely knowledge like this one.

      These guys have lives, and do MORE than their best to provide a great service. Thanks to both, as well as the other writers and terrific commentators.

  195. Kid A says:
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    Steady Marmol… steaaadddddyyyy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m at dinner… Ugly?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Gave it to Gregg in the 9th. Welcome aboard! (again).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: can’t wait for fuji (different than the water) to be back and off DL. Although i’ll hate dropping somebody when that happens.

  196. nightpandas says:
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    15 team keep 9…which side do you like:

    get Rendon & Beckett vs for Rollins (have Segura as well)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon for next year…

  197. Steve says:
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    Must be the day for it. Gio traded for Coco Crisp in RCL Original recipe…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve: straight up? cause that is whack, for the guy that got coco that’s coocoo

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        imo , it would have been nice if the coco side could also received a crappy closer .
        but let’s face it , gio is not too far removed from a pos .

        • Steve says:
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          @costaricanchata: Think you’re letting a personal bias get in the way of player valuation there.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Steve:

            that , and the fact that he walks nearly 100 batters per year .
            but , yeah , you’re right .
            the guys a whiner .
            with a walk approaching .5/inning , that’s a lot of whining .

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @costaricanchata: coco is so injury prone, people forget this game is marathon, not a sprint, coco plus at least a 3 or low 2 starter

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            imo , gio’s 2012 was an outlier .
            i think you might be over-valuing him based on it .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, who did that trade?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: They shall remain nameless, though the I’d have thought the team shopping Gio should have known better…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, Vin will tell the world in one of his posts…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve: I went and checked it out… The best way for it to make sense, it did… Of course trading someone like Jo-Fer for Eric Young would make more sense to me, but I get it…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I see it too. Probably improper for the commish to be talking about it here, but whatevs.

            One of those trades where you think, “well, if I’d known you’d give him up for THAT…”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think it’s improper, but, yeah, it’s definitely a trade that others probably wish they did… It’s not like it’s a trade between a last place team and a first and the last place team has 5 guys on the DL while doing it so it seems suspicious… Just a gut call…

              • Schmohawks Bob says:
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                @Grey: I’m the co-owner of the team that received Gio. There was absolutely no collusion. I’ve been in the league since it started and have made very few trades. Certainly nothing attracting any attention. In this case, the other team made the initial offer, which would’ve involved a several more players. I liked my team after drafting it and didn’t want to break it up this early in the year. After some back and forth, this is what we arrived at. Pretty straight forward.

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Schmohawks Bob: Hey Bob – certainly wasn’t my intention to suggest collusion, so apologies if that’s how it came off. Just looked a little lopsided on the surface, but I can see how you guys arrived at that deal.

                  As I suggested above, it’s one of those trades that made me think I should have jumped in with an offer myself ;-)

                  • Schmohawks Bob says:
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                    @SteveNZ: I didn’t think that, just wanted to jump in to answer any questions. As you said, I think it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, as I said above, it didn’t look anything like collusion…

  198. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****PICK UP ARENADO*****

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Grey:

      thanks .

    • Steve says:
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      @Grey: Grabbed him in the RCL. Was already taken in the league where he might actually do me some good…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Grey: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Grey: agreed, but not possible. he was even drafted in my 10 teamer (deep benches)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Grey: maybe this is harbringer (sp?) of wisening (def wrong sp) up in the COL GM/Manager Ranks, methinks. Colvin next?………….. Still haven’t dropped him. I’m likely an idiot.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Colvin doesn’t have an everyday job if he’s called up…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: this would be bench spot anyway, already have either mccutch/j-up/choo/span and/or a-jax/braun/a-gonzalez/choo/myers. Likely gonna grab k.johnson/valdespin in place of lombardozzi (only picked up before espinosa realized he’s playing for his job). Is it still a ways off (or even really far/indefinite) for Profar to have job. Scott (prospect guy) thought he’d be up soon due to moreland’s suckitude.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, Profar may not be up until next year…

  199. riseUP says:
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    You said sell Kemp, so I am buying Pujols.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s up to you… I wouldn’t…

  200. TheNewGuy says:
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    So many hot schmotato pitchers around so far, I need to know whos a mirage and who is real!

    Please seperate these starters for me, into either mirage or legit:

    K Kendrick
    C Villanueva
    W Davis
    J De la Rosa
    Jo-Fer

    Largely a bunch of shizzy names on there, yet most of them have ace-like numbers so far. Crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick and Jo-Fer…

  201. nightpandas says:
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    Any of these guys worth grabbing…hearing rumours they may be up soon….Taijuan Walker or Billy Hamilton? Would be dropping Span, Cishek or Arcia (15 teams, keep 9) or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  202. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    bnY in a 12-team h2h, who do u like ROS?

    J.Montero or J. Lucroy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  203. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Here’s my SP roster:
    Hamels, Bumgarner, H Bailey, Niese, Morrow, Maholm, Cashner, DL – Beachy

    At 1B, I’ve been rotating I. Davis and C. Carter…

    I already have Longoria at 3B…should I drop one of my SP to grab Arenado (to play at UTIL) OR drop Carter for Arenado OR hold?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SP

  204. TheHighlander says:
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    Only 2 starts left, who sits from Price, Minor or Ogando? thanks hecman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando

  205. Wake Up says:
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    truth be told…i got a Arenado tattoo on the top of my left foot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  206. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Returned from a full day of partying and drinking last night, checked my team, and then promptly accepted a trade offer. Not the best way to do business, but I think I could have done worse:

    gave BP, Papelbon
    got Pujols, EverCab, Doubront

    and I still have 5 closers plus Hanrahan on the DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair on both sides…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’m not unhappy with it.

        Speaking of Real World… is it just me or did Nia clearly lose that game of ChickenHead Chicken? Why is she going around like she taught lobster claw a lesson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, she tried to make like she had the power but in was a thin, sad veil…

  207. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who got the better of Gio for Coco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio… It’s not close…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: this is real close to trade rape. Not quite roofie territory, but at least 4 xanax with at least 3 beers.

  208. EK says:
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    Start Vargas today @ SEA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Sure

  209. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Niese and Corbin ok to start today?

  210. Joseph Doe says:
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    i give span/j.fer for M.carpenter<< worth pursuing?
    drop rendon for arenado or hold.
    ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to Arenado… That trade is fair, depends on value…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Joseph Doe: most definitely drop many people, Rendon included, for Arenado. Span alone is likely better/equal to m.carpenter, and i’m a st.louis person who actually thinks (have thought) that carpenter is a good hitter. It’s the steals here. Don’t know what grey would say though.

      • Joseph Doe says:
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        @goodfold2:
        what about subbing in Uggla for carpenter, makes the deal worse or better?

  211. EK says:
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    B. Anderson being skipped tomm.. Straily @ LAA and possibly @ NYY or stick with Cashner @ CHC?

    • EK says:
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      @EK: He’s expected to miss 1 start…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  212. slew says:
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    Cespedes is back in the A’s starting lineup today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

  213. Descarte Before The Horse says:
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    It’s awful nice of the Cubs to try and make Stanton feel better like this. Awful. Yep, really, really awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  214. The Real Corky says:
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    Hammel or Kendrick ROS?
    Also, is Brett Lawrie droppable for Norendo in 10T?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick…. No…

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    benching machado (10 team, spoiled, like a rich kid, not potato salad, doesn’t feel like both, yet) for wright/headley/a-jax is near making me sick. Still best decision to do so? I think i’ve now missed out on 6 hits or so this week 2 doubles,triple, 3 runs, steal, better than headley (this week only obv).
    Chacin/Kendrick both in free agent land as i drop Benoit already having Valverde as well. Which is better? Thanks greymandu.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: no hitter alert, niese through 3. haha. Perkins really sucks when he’s up by 5 or more runs. 2 for 2 on being really shitty in these spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, if that’s the best you can do… Kendrick over Benoit…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sorry i meant if chacin was healthy, kendrick is still better for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: done and done.

  216. jason batteiger says:
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    so this is the day when Cingrani draws the line in the sand; to face actual MLB hitters for his job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

    • ROLFAMLO says:
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      @jason batteiger: Seems to be doing pretty well…………

      I just traded him away for draft picks. ****.

  217. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: better startnext week in weekly roto league?

    Quintana – @tex, @kc
    Gee – @mia
    Straily – vs laa, possible @ nyy
    Teheran – vs was, vs nym
    Kendrick – vs nym
    Lilly – vs col, @sf
    Volquez – @chc, vs ari

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Herschel: That Quintana start in Texas caused me to shy away from him.

  218. ThE sHiT says:
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    In my 14 team h2h league where i have both Lawrie and Machado, do i drop Cain if my other OFers (start 3, one util) are Braun, Pacman, Jennings and Brown? I just picked up Cain a few days ago…

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Sorry, forgot the most important part, this would be to pick up Arenado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds right…

  219. royce! says:
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    Someone in my 14 teamer dropped Arenado right before he was promoted so now I have to bid to get him. I don’t need a 3B (have Miggy) and I would be dropping either McCarthy or Arcia. How much of $100 FAAB would you bid on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  220. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I see Giancarlo got the box of chocolates I sent him laced with some HGH, if you can’t beat em, drug em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: had a Kendric Lamar talk last night with my buddy, he was disappointed in my lack of love for KL. He told me I’m better than that and that I need to sit down and listen to him, especially his older stuff. We hardly disagree in the hip hop sphere. Thinks I might appreciate him more to start at the roots and move forward from there. So, with that said I’m going up the river Lamar and am going to try and find what you think is so amazing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, your buddy speaks wise words… Come back to me in like 10 days and we’ll revisit Kendrick…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Damn, you and him are on the same page, 10 days. He almost never tells me I am flat out wrong with our music discussions….so much pressure, will this affect my opinion?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think so… I was surprised you didn’t like it… It’s the best album of the last 6 months for rap…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: so what was the one 6 months ago?

  221. moe says:
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    Arenado worth taking as a bench bat? my worst hitter is carlos gomez, and i have beltre at 3rd. Hammel is my worst pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he is…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Hammel if those are your choices…

  222. Kid A says:
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    Cingrani not getting lit up as I had calculated. Back to the goddamn lab for me…

  223. Wilsonian says:
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    Cingrani has to stay up now, right? He’s been lights out.

    Drop Rutledge for him or drop Rutledge for his new teammate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Rutledge

  224. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Somebody flipped Giancarlo’s calendar to May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome…

  225. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Stream Hammel @ Seattle or Estrada v. Pitt?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  226. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    sweet jesus niese pitched great, but is gonna get a loss due to achison’s suckitude/buck dropping foul ball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: so that’ll be 3 losses with either 1 or 0 earned runs in 2 days. Niese,Bailey,Milone. i swear to god if the damn reds bullpen coughs up cingrani’s 2 hitter gem i’ll start breaking things with my head that are separate from my head.

  227. goodfold2 says:
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    mets really appear to be (attempting to) making valdespin into some sort of hero/wizard not due only to his name, but only using him each day, but only once a day, at the end of every game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, gotta make sure Marlon Byrd gets his reps…

  228. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Giancarlo! Giancarlo!…..Giancarlo! is good for you and me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hearts aflutter.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        a href=”#comment-1949248″>Grey: my heart skipped 2 beats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          3 in the last two days even…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: better late than never

  229. Jon says:
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    Deal Desmond for Latos? I’d still have AsCab and Kendrick to split time at MI and I couldn’t get the other owner to take Cabrera instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  230. goodfold2 says:
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    couldn’t stanton have waited till monday to start hitting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: playing against him in one league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

  231. RedRox says:
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    Trade Shelby Miller for Panda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  232. The Real Corky says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Kipnis or Epsinosa?
    Konerko or Morneau?
    Thanks my man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa… Konerko

  233. Thurman says:
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    which side would you rather have:

    wilhelmsen + ryu or allen craig ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  234. slew says:
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    And…Tulo leaves game after colliding with catcher at the plate.
    Appears to be his right shoulder.

  235. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Sal Perez = Ticker Tease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ticker Season

  236. RedRox says:
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    Freeman or Sandavol at utility?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @RedRox: panda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Interesting. What’s your thinking there?

  237. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    reds would have to be insane to put cingrani down now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it would seem that way… But it’s Dusty…

  238. Scott says:
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    Drop Moose for Arenado? 12 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to bench Moose and grab Arenado for now…

  239. chris says:
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    Offer trade in 10 team keeper.

    Alex Gordon and Tim Hudson for Wilin Rosario and Tony Cingrani.

    Current team
    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA

    Lucroy, Jonathan(C) MIL
    Morneau, Justin(1B) MIN
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Pagan, Angel(OF) SF
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD

    Active Pitchers
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Henderson, Jim(RP) MIL
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Morrow, Brandon(SP) TOR
    Cingrani, Tony(RP) CIN
    Miller, Shelby(RP) STL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • chris says:
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        your saying accept that trade that was given to me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want the Gordon side…

  240. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Matusz staying in to start the 9th. Wonder if he’s closing this one out?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Shit. Need a double play here…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Effing eff that. That’s how a 10-2 turns into an 8-4. Shit.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: F** you Doolittle. And f*** you too, Matusz.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I just dropped Carter Capps today… Dah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You still won, no?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: The worst outcome for me would be a 7-5 win. But when it was 10-2 about 20 mins ago that would be pretty annoying (I’m winning every hitting category, but he has had an amazing pitching week).

            Hopefully Al Al has an incredible meltdown…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t mind Adam Jones/Machado homers and a Lowrie pinch hit homer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Guessing you still don’t want my opinion on Matusz…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Well, any guy that can get you a Hold out of the SP slot is more than useful in this league and employing my strategy, but that was some untimely bullshit right there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that does suck… Was Johnson just overused the last few days?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Looks like it. They have Strop, though, so wonder why they didn’t use him.

            But looks like I’m the only one throwing a Strop. Oofa!

            • VinWins

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              @SteveNZ: They put Strop in for the save yesterday, but after the first 2 got on, the went to Johnson for the 5th time in 6 days.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Thanks, Vin!

              • VinWins

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                @VinWins: Actually, wasn’t a save situation until Strop made it one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, Baltimore just give that game away… Yikes…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Why Freeman over Sandoval for Util further back up the page?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s hit Gio and Strasburg in the past… It’s a toss up… They should both be playing…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sure could have used Wilhelmsen’s perfect inning today, too…

  241. SeanMcD says:
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    Drop Gattis for Arenado? Gattis currently in my Utl spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

    • SeanMcD says:
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      @SeanMcD: I could also dump Melky, Michael Saunders or Lorenzo Cain. Worried about Melky this year at this point.

  242. Wake Up says:
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    Thanks for reminding me that the Colon stinks…you should tell your SON…are you holding Wood for his next start? Looks like he got Stanton started…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding Wood… Um… Nope, that’s what I meant…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: OK got it…Wood good….Colon bad….I remember having this talk with my Gym teacher…

  243. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey, My pitching is blowing the shmock. I understand I just had a terrible week but should I drop any of these pitchers for Phil Hughes?

    Estrada, Beckett, Milone,A.J Griffin? Which one if any

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin

  244. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I dont want to drop Cashner but want to add Morrow. Drop Johnson for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly Johnson? Sure…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:
        No Josh! Or should i drop Beckett for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  245. Nico

    Stamos, John says:
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    Hey Grey. In my league, we set lineups weekly, not daily, and I was wondering which two of these guys you would start out of the four:

    Alex Gordon, Hunter Pence, BJ Upton, and Josh Reddick

    I’d like BJ’s stolen base capabilities if he can get on base. If you think BJ’s stats will begin to normalize, I’d start him in a second, but I want no part of his .151 avg at the moment. I want the good BJ, not the bad one… and in all honesty, who doesn’t want the good BJ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, Pence…

      • Nico

        John Stamos says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it as always.

  246. SteveNZ says:
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    We’re not dumping Sal Perez in order to activate Carlos Ruiz are we?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  247. Wake Up says:
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    Also, looks like your boy Hicks is heating up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting to show life, yeah…

  248. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody know just why avila’s getting his 2nd day off out of 3.He’s only played 3 days this whole week. Is there an injury or is he losing his job? If so, which of these would be better:
    Mesoraco (already have him as avila insurance, he’s on reds offense and has decent obp), buck,Suzuki, castro or jaso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly losing the job a bit… Buck…

  249. Tom says:
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    Drop any of these for cingrani?

    Cobb, ryu, cashner, ike davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… Tough call… Cashner would be the only one…

  250. Andrew says:
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    14 team league

    Very few starting pitcher options available and I see you had Hammel on your buy list.

    Is Hammel worth using the number one waiver priority on?

    Currently have Castro and Rollins at SS. What tier of pitcher should I be targeting for Rollins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins might be able to get you a low number one like CC… Or a solid 2 like Peavy…

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey: Thoughts using the top waiver claim on Hammel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on a lot of factors… In a very deep league, sure…