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The Yankees got bested by the team that gave Adam Jones away in a chump trade.  I mean, yikes with a side of damn.  I could even see adding seven a’s into that damn for good measure.  Michael Pineda is done for the year with a torn labrum, which only sounds like an injury that a female gymnast would get.  Mariners threw him for 340 innings in 2011 and then traded him to the Yankees for their best prospect.  Hey, Yankees, say hello to your mother for me!  Pineda sounds like he’s done for the year.  This is good for teams that drafted him, but had an “Only one Pineda per team” clause.  For all other teams that drafted him this isn’t good news.  Drop him like a hot Pineda.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Zimmerman – He’s gonna try to hit on Thursday.  I kinda hope it goes badly, and I own him.  Here’s the scenario I see happening if it goes well:  He returns on Friday, reinjures himself and then really needs 15 days from Saturday.  At least if his hitting session goes poorly, the Nats can backdate his DL stint.  Yes, I’m hopeful for a DL stint.  Yes, I’m Googling his address so I can have a “word” with him.

Jim Johnson – Headed for more tests as the doctors try to figure out what’s wrong with him.  “His peripherals look terrible, but he has so many saves.  Hey, why are we looking at box scores on an X-ray light box?”  That was the doctors after the first round of tests.  Pedro Strop is the pick up for the time being.  Hopefully, Strop isn’t short for closetastrophe.

Shin-Soo Choo – Sat on the bench last night as Shin-Soo Healthy, Hamstring-Soo Not.

Ike Davis – Dropped to 7th in the order, which is terrible for his value.  This was only surprising to me because, no matter how bad Davis has been, for the life of me I couldn’t think of six hitters better than Davis in the Mets lineup.  Hairston?  Tejada?  Really, Seth Myers?

Lorenzo Cain – Had a setback with his groin.  Pain…Sugar!  Sounds like he’s not coming back for at least another week.

Sergio Santos – Out for at least 4 weeks.  Could easily lose Santos until July.  That’s just me being real with you.  See, the truth is, everyone wants to know how many saves Cordero is gonna get or what closers I’m still cool with.  Cordero could get more saves than Santos this year.  If Cordero’s unowned in your league, then your league’s abandoned.  Makes me wonder why you’re reading this, but love your dedication.

Carl Crawford – Headed to Dr. Freeze with a sore elbow.  Looks like Crawford found a new joint to stink up.  Anyone know if Carl has to be with me if I go to City Hall and have his last name changed to Crawful?  No word on how long he’s going to be out, but I’m sure Dr. Freeze will find something to sideline him at least two months.  We shall see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Pedro Alvarez – 3-for-8, 2 RBIs, 2 runs as he hit two homers and a double in the doubleheader.  I told you 18 months ago that he was gonna break out!  Excuse me if I’m just too cutting edge for you.

Aubrey Huff – To the DL with an anxiety disorder.  At least someone is feeling guilty about taking Brandon Belt’s playing time.  Aubrey just needs some good male bonding time with his old college teammate, Pat Burrell.  “Anxiety’s just another name for you need to get laid more.”  That’s Pat Burrell’s motto.

Juan Nicasio – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks as he battled James McDonald, who threw seven innings of 1 hit ball with 8 Ks and 3 walks.  Even though this game and their seasons so far tell the opposite story, I like Nicasio better than McDonald.  As a commenter said the other day, maybe it’s because Juan’s last name makes me think of my grade school watch calculator.  In the end, I wouldn’t say either are necessarily must-starts in shallower mixed leagues.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 IP, 5 ER vs. the Pirates.  Still holding him after I told you to drop him the first week of the season?  How’s that working out for you?

Corey Hart – 2-for-3 with his sixth homer.  SIX HOMERS, WHO KNEW?  Well, Al Caps, Corey Hart owners maybe.  His family–  I WAS BEING RHETORICAL.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5, batting .371.  I’d say he’s a hot schmotato, but the Brewers aren’t playing him anywhere close to every day.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Rudy’s poster child is having a nice breakout as he bats .377 on the year.  Oh, and I was using the alternate definition of “poster child.”  Rudy literally dresses his child in Altuve posters. Rudy also talked about him in this week’s podcast (you know, the one where Corbin Bernsen was a guest).

David Freese – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  You know how someone punts 3rd base in your league and gets lucky with one of their flyers?  Whoever drafted Freese looks like that guy this year.

Lance Lynn – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Now has an ERA of 1.33.  Yeah, I told you to pick him up before the season even started, but I don’t need another notch in my belt; I’m skinny.

Bryan LaHair – 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Did you know I have French ancestry and my family name was once LaBright?  Totally not a true story.  I own LaHair (above my LaLip) in an NL-Only league and he’s fighting it out with my cougar for my love.  The LaHairness is racing for mixed league value, and I’d want to be the one to own him.

Trevor Cahill – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER which comes after a 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER effort.  Can’t wait for his next 5 IP, 4 ER start.  I keed with your fantasy feelings.  In most leagues, I’d try to hold onto Cahill; I think he’ll be better and he only has a 3.70 ERA; it’s not like he’s Scherzer’ing all over your team.

Jarrod Parker – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  How was that debut?  How about sparkerling?  Yes, I’d pick him up.  Yes, in your league too.  I just went over my Jarrod Parker fantasy the other day.  I wrote it while sitting on top of a crescent moon with an umbrella drink.

Alex Liddi – 2-for-5 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  Being the one major leaguer that was born in Italy has its drawbacks for Liddi, after a base hit in the sixth, he peered across the diamond to his third base coach giving signs and thought he was flipping him off.

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Has close to a K/IP, a 1.00 WHIP and a 1.73 ERA.  I’m officially on board, but there’s one problem.  Or caveat if you’re Latin.  His next start is in the House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built.  I want no part of that start.  So if your league is a bunch of vultures, grab Hammel now and bench him.  If you think you can get Hammel even if he pitches well at New York, then let him sit on waivers for a week.

Kyle Drabek – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’ve said to pick him up for, like, three straight weeks.  I’m moving on now.  You do what you do, I’ll do what I do and we’ll let our probation officers figure out the rest.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I like Parker this much, but I like Sale this much.  I was holding my arms further apart for Sale.

Hector Santiago – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, giving up a homer to the Cuban raftee, Yoenis.  What the H. Santiago?  About two weeks ago, I said Santiago wouldn’t make it out of April with the closer job.  Well, his ERA is 8.53 and literally everyone in their bullpen is better.  I mean, no shizz here, everyone.  I think Reed will end up getting saves at some point, but Thornton’s been solid and he has that ever elusive closer experience gene that MIT is currently trying to grow in a Petri dish for the Red Sox.  If I had to guess, and that’s what I’m doing at this point, I’d pick up Thornton first.  If he’s gone, I’d speculate on Reed.  If Reed’s gone, make me a Denver omelet.  Oh, well.  I tried.

Omar Infante – 2-for-4 with his 5th home run.  Infante has as many homers as Stanton has RBIs.  FMFBBL!

Billy Butler – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  This was the first time he heard “what a pair” and didn’t blush.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Ubaldo won the award yesterday for the most fantasy owners looking to drop him.  I think it might be the right move too.  I’m tilting in that direction.  I would put him on my bench in most leagues and see what he does next time out.

Angel Pagan – 1-for-5 with a home run.  He has 17 hits in 17 games played.  Mr. Obvious, “He’s averaging one hit every game.”  He also has two homers in the last 5 games.  I’m not saying he’s a hot schmotato yet, but he’s on the brink of it.  Right now, he’s been in the microwave for eight minutes and he’s still a bit too solid when you stick a fork in him.

Brennan Boesch – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in 3 games.  Pick him up immediately!  Seriously, don’t make me explain it to you.  If he was dropped, grab him.  Now.

C.J. Wilson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I think I got some funny looks by ranking Wilson as high as I did in the preseason, but I’d take him over Haren at this point.  Yeah, I said it.

Vernon Wells – 2-for-4 with his 4th homer as he bats .239.  If he hits two more homers by next week and raises his average to .260 (which would only really take, like, two 3-for-4 games), I’m gonna mention how I told you to draft him in the preseason.  If he doesn’t do one of those two things, we’ll once again go back to never mentioning that I ever suggested you draft him.  Hey, at least I’m honest with you about my hedging.  Bee tee dubya, he has 4 more homers than Stanton.  I’m crying right now, please look away.  Hey, my tears are wiping Stanton’s name off my Trapper Keeper.  What does that mean?  I wish I had a pint of ice cream and… Why isn’t Lifetime playing Bride Wars!?

  1. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I dropped Ike, and grabbed LaHair. Prefer him over Boesch? I had Boesch before this week, so i know how crappy he can be…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Boesch…

  2. Derrick says:
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    Drop Reynolds or Youkilis for Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  3. Piranhaman says:
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    wow, i just grabbed boesch 4 hours earlier. and read Grey’s comment. great! haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  4. Dignan says:
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    Brennan Boesch just dropped.

    10 team yahoo h2h.

    Drop Shierholtz, Reynolds, or Colby Rasmus for him?

    • @Dignan, I wouldn’t drop Reynolds, but for what it’s worth I wouldn’t criticize you for dropping one of the other two, leaning 55-45 toward Rasmus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds…

      • @Grey, I was surprised by this answer until I just looked up just how bad he’s been hitting. I’ve never owned Reynold’s but it must be painful even if he’s a threat for 37 dingers like last year.

      • Kaiser Soze says:
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        @Grey, finally time to drop donkey man eh? Sweet!

        My only thing is… he’s the only guy on my bench right now and I kinda like the 3B eligibility as Wright insurance. Damn! I guess I should keep him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess so…

  5. stumanji says:
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    “Did you know I have French ancestry and my family name was once LaBright?”

    I knew it! It was either that or you had a bizarro dyslexic twin named Gerry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gerry’s a cracker! And you can tell him I said that!

  6. The Chew says:
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    Yeah the Pineda schtick is gonna tick a ton of managers off, and even more so when they get the Grey “I told you so.” I feel bad for the guy who in our keeper league draft picked him #2 overall (after keepers). Ouch. Actually I don’t feel bad because he’s not on my team. Ha!

    • barker says:
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      @The Chew, that sounds a lot like me …. i drafted him after keepers 2nd overall ahead of lester … i had a trade in principle before the season from like january to get kershaw for gallardo and pineda … commish said cant do offseason trades … fast forward to a day before the draft and i knew he was hurt — so i call the other owner ( a good friend or so i thought lol ) and ask if he still wants to do it he says all systems go ( diehard yankee fan ) … so i draft him and the other owner backs out before the end of the second week … i’m mad at him but more mad at myself and will never assume a trade ever again i let the possibility of getting kershaw blind me from what i should have done which was not draft this waste of space

      • Tony says:
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        @barker, ya never go on anyones word, in my draft one guy took a player because another guy said they would trade, didn’t happen, the one guy offered the deal up they “agreed” on and the other guy never accepted. DIRTY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well… Ample warning…

  7. MattTruss223 says:
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    Curious your thoughts on Guerra getting the “vote of confidence” from Donny after his back to back blown saves. I own Kenley in just about every one of my leagues, sure would go a long way improving them :)

    • Bean says:
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      @MattTruss223, Kiss of death from any manager or head coach…….coach speak for he has one more shot before we dress him in a giants jersey for the next day game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Kenley will be the closer by June 1st…

  8. Steve says:
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    What’s the thinking on starting Humber against the Red Sox? Seems crazy to be thinking about benching a guy who’s just thrown a perfecto, but the Sox seem to be hitting right now…

    It’s 12 team H2H and he’s the only guy I have going and I have solid leads in ERA and WHIP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with Humber…

  9. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Is it time to lose Esinosa in my OBP keeper league for Infante? I have Espi at a FA keeper but hes as exciting as 70’s porn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

    • Dan-o says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, I like 70’s porn. It’s all about the story.

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Dan-o, Too much hair involved for me to like it

  10. Coach McGuirk says:
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    Last year you could only start Nicasio at home. Seems to be the opposite right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Could be confirmation bias, maybe…

      • Coach McGuirk says:
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        @Grey, Indeed.

  11. Russell says:
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    Grey or anyone who will listen! I listened to all of your advice and my pitching is freakish right now. I’m loaded up with: Sabathia, Luebke, Beckett, Johnson (MIA), Peavy, Nathan, Lynn, Axford, Worle, Zito (maybe not your advice). This is all in a 16 person league. I did ok.

    Anyhow fact is my batting is suspect. I got Coco Crisp & Jeff Francoeur sitting around. I got a few trade offers up:

    Beckett for Prado or Beckett for Hart. Either of these worth my time? Which one of my big names do you think I should fish with?

    • Dan-o says:
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      @Russell, I’m always amazed at the talent hiding in the free agent pool.

      Is LaHair still out there?

      Your thinking is ok in my opinion. Beckett is a collapse-opotamus. I’d trade if you can.

    • Dan-o says:
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      @Russell, I’ve got Tony Campana on my team and Carlos Gomez on my watchlist (i’m steals deprived). They are owned 1% and 3% respectively on Yahoo.

    • Dan-o says:
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      @Russell, I just re-read your post. Is Zito even ownable? He can’t be good all season.

      I do H2H, so if a player does not have late season playoff potential I pass. I don’t play the short term value game. I don’t know about Roto.

      I would trade Zito in a heartbeat (he’s available in my league and I won’t pick him up)

      • Tony says:
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        @Dan-o, did you offer beckett for hart or thats offered to you? ACCEPT HART if its offered to you… especially if you need offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Hart…

      • Russell says:
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        @Grey & Co – How about Nelson Cruz over Hart?

        Sorry for all the questions but the level of desperation in my league is peaking right now. Want to get all I can why this sorry sacks are losing pitching games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cruz is over Hart, yeah…

  12. Hi Grey — The Liddi comment was funny.

    Here in Italy, he’s surprisingly little known. And when he does appear in the Italian press, he’s usually referred to as “the player of American baseball, Alex Liddi.” Is there another version of baseball I’m unaware of?

    It’s the complete opposite of when Ichiro first arrived and was followed by dozen of Japanese paparazzi wherever he went. The term “paparazzi” was coined by Fellini, but I doubt there was ever a single Italian paparazzo stalking Liddi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty hilarious…

  13. RussB says:
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    How much longer do I give Bucholz and Masterson? I can dump one when Hudson comes of the DL, but otherwise looking at FA’s like Milone, Smyly, AJ Burnett, Vogelsong, Hughes, or Saunders…

    I did grab Parker on Sunday.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Buchholz…

  14. Adam says:
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    Grey, you ever read that 60 feet 6 inches article on ESPN that ranks SP? I was reading the latest one the other day and I nearly died laughing. He currently has Peavy ranked 70th while he has guys like Nolasco, Ubaldo, Chacin, Edwin, kuroda etc. ranked in the 4o’s and 50’s. I’m not sold on Peavy doing this all year long/staying healthy but I’d certainly rather own him than any of those schlubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never read it… Sounds about right though…

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey, Gotcha. Figured you might have just for shizz and giggles. I know you did that article earlier this spring about how ridiculous their rankings were and how much you differed from them on certain players. The dude that writes this is Tristan Cockcroft. He is always very slow to come around to players values changing.

  15. Grey's da man! says:
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    Milone, J Sanchez or B Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Milone…

  16. Billy says:
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    Should i do this trade 14 team h2h…. Willingham for Posey? Im not strong in OF but it seems like a good sell high by low?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Billy, agreed, I’d go for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Posey…

  17. Knighttown says:
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    This is the time of the year where these Latos-2010 seasons start becoming apparent. I’ve missed on Lance Lynn already. I own Ubaldo and Max but am getting more and more intrigued by names like Milone, Parker, Hammels, smyley,nicasio, Cahill and Bauer.

    Just hold w the guys I have or make a couple moves?

    • Feeding the Abscess

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      @Knighttown, I’d hold Scherzer. Velocity is up, and he’s throwing lots of strikes and also getting swings and misses. His BABIP is .459, which is .100 higher than disastrous luck.

      If you have WHIP problems, I say go with Milone over Ubaldo. Grey will have some thoughts too, I’m sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In 10 team leagues, you need to grab Milone…

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Grey, Drop Cahill for Milone?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d like to hold there in most leagues…

  18. MrHappyTime says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H league and I’m wanting to add some bench depth to replace some guys that aren’t producing. Would you swap Lahair or Altuve (I only have 1 2nd baseman) for Kendry Morales or Mark Reynolds? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaHair over Reynolds…

  19. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, yahoo, roto, 5×5, 28 roster spots.

    should I do this?
    give: Delmon Young, Santiago Casilla
    get: Nick Swisher
    I’m looking for more power.

    CA- McCann. 1B- Votto. 2B- Phillips. 3B- Prado. SS- Andrus. CI- Gamel. MI- Altuve. OF- Bruce. OF- Hart. OF- THunter. OF- DYoung. OF- Presley. UT- Schafer. BN- JWeeks, CLee. DL- Torres
    SP- Kershaw. SP- Hamels. RP- Rivera. RP- Valverde. P- Motte. P- Casilla P- Strop. P- Beachy. BN- Burnett, Parker, Jimenez, Garcia, Pettitte. DL- Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, friend…

  20. Need_a_closer says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In an AL only ten teamer I am trying to get Brandon League from an owner who needs an OFer. I have some depth in OF. Which one should I offer?

    Coco Crisp
    Colby Rasmus
    Matt Joyce
    Austin Jackson
    Josh Willingham

    Mike Trout(in reserve)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any? Crisp…

      • Need_a_closer says:
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        @Grey,

        Well, just trying to decide which one I should offer first and then go up from there. I find it hardest to value closers.

  21. Would you drop Sergio Santos in an 11 team standard roto league? It’s hard for me to drop him considering I’m a Blue Jays fan. On the other hand I’m leading in saves and have three closers, Marshall, Santiago, Rodriguez. But I’m afraid Santos will get picked up by another team who will stash him on his DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him yet…

  22. Jangles says:
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    LaRoche or LaHair? Dirty frenchmen

    • Jangles says:
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      @Jangles, eh nevermind, me. LeHair got got last night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaHair… Those French!

  23. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2Her. Didn’t listen and hung on to Chacin. Dump him for:

    Smyly or Hammel or Hochevar?

    Could also lose Hector because he sucks ass.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Wilsonian, :) smyly :)

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Chunk, do I really trust someone with no vowels in his name? Ha!

        • Chunk says:
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          @Wilsonian, Th wy h sht dwn th Rngrs, ys, fr nw t lst

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  24. paulzone says:
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    can you rank these dudes going forward (usual 5 cats + gidp & losses):

    hammel, drabek, milone, parker, minor

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Drabek, Milone…

  25. TheNewGuy says:
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    “Michael Pineda is done for the year with a torn labrum, which only sounds like an injury that a female gymnast would get.”

    Urrrrgh hehe nice one Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, thanks!

  26. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, what do you think, volquez against the nats and/or vogelsong at cinci, are you starting none, one or both? 12 team mixer 1450 ip limit and these guys are my number 5 and 6 starters.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Volquez at home is a must start…

  27. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Please rank: LaHair, reimold, Morrison, boesch.

    Drop Santos or farnsworth to pick up Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reimold, Boesch… Farnsy…

  28. dzigga says:
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    Drop Nicasio for Jarrod Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, friend…

      • dzigga says:
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        @Grey, forgot to mention… head to head league with a playoff system. does the likely innings cap on Parker change your view?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give me the whole question again with choices…

          • dzigga says:
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            @Grey, sorry… drop Nicasio for Jarrod Parker in a H2H league where Parker’s potential innings limit might be an issue in the league playoffs?

            • Grey

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              Do it unless you have a waiver acquisition limit…

  29. jimmyz says:
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    That’s the difference between Gre and you!
    Loved the reference in the Sergio Santos post…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, brotha!

  30. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    R.Weeks,Kipnis,Ackley,K.Johnson or A. Hill?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weeks…

  31. Grey's da man! says:
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    Hammel, Sanchez or Drabek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drabek…

  32. Mac D says:
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    18 Team mixed keeper with weekly roster set

    Bench Pitcher who do you like? (Like most :)
    Bucholtz
    Parker
    Milone
    Capuano
    Corriea

    I have been patient with Tabata would you stick with him or go with Schierholz or Nieuenhies

    Boring Catcher Question Stick with Ramos or go with Soto

    Magic 8 Ball Question
    Chisenhall vs Pedro Alvarez in a few years?

    • MisterMister says:
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      @Mac D, Capuano’s been great in both home starts…

      Actually, @Grey: if Cap does well Friday at home against the Surprising Washington Nationals, I suggest that you officially start calling him…

      … a “Dodgepadre.”

      • MisterMister says:
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        Errata: his next start is actually Sunday (Sunday SUNDAY).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone… Schierholtz… Soto… Pedro…

  33. Eddie says:
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    Wilk was a bad choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said that, no?

      • Eddie says:
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        @Grey, I got seduced by that dreadful Mariners offense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who told you to start him?

    • Thrilla says:
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      @Eddie, Anchorman. Nice.

  34. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Lose Aybar and grab one of the following? OBP league. Aybar’s seems to not be doing what I drafted him for which was score runs and steal bases.

    Rafael Furcal

    Ian Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… Desmond…

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    Is Prince Fielder ever going to, ya know, provide something positive for my team? No one seems to bitch about that guy because he’s hitting .328. But he hasn’t had a HR since the first weekend of the season. If I wanted Ichiro production out of first base, I woulda drafted Casey Kotchman.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Wilsonian, He’s right on schedule for his solid yet unspectacular year. I’d be content with 30 homers and .300.

    • PunxsutawneyPhils says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’ve been a bit concerned as well, but then again, it’s Prince. He’s still hitting for a solid average so the other numbers will come around. Tigers got cold all of the sudden but I think he starts hitting bombs when they get their mojo back

    • Eddie says:
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      @Wilsonian, I hear you brother. Votto is hitting .279 with 1 HR. Of course it won’t last, but it is frustrating.

      I thought I had a power hitting team, but I’m in last in HR by a lot. Votto, CarGo, Mark Reynolds, Jayson Werth…. Thought that was 120 HR combined right there. Three weeks into the season, they’ve combined to hit 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t worry…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, What? Me? Worry? Nah…I was just bitching. I want to get his non-vegan self back to providing something for my team. Not like I’m selling him for pennies on the buck. Just annoyed that he’s doing a pretty good impression of Pujols.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pujols owners may disagree with you there…

  36. PunxsutawneyPhils says:
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    I dig the Dr. Dre reference. Great stuff as always, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Phils…

  37. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, here’s another question for you. Alex Gordon was dropped and hits free agency tomorrow. I have all $100 of my free agent budget remaining. How much are you bidding on Gordon (if anything)?

    Thanks.

    • Tony says:
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      @Alcesto, how large of a league? i doubt anyone else with that potential gets dropped all yr, i’d blow the whole $100, and then the rest of the year you just put in priority with $0 on anyone you want.

      • Alcesto says:
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        @Tony, 12 team mixer, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, 4 OF, Util, 5 SP, 5 RP, 5 man bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  38. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Impatient manager dropped Marmol in my 10-teamer. Do i try and get him? Its a points league wins=4, saves=3, K=1
    The low end of my staff is Beckett, Parker, and Broxton.. i also have a hurt Cain as my only bench bat. I was going to swap him out for Rasmus, but my moves are limited this week. Marmol the more important add or leave alone?

    • Ronkonkoma says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Kenley Jansen is available too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him…

      • Ronkonkoma says:
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        @Grey, Marmol or Jansen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marmol…

          • Ronkonkoma says:
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            @Grey, thanks!

  39. Chunk says:
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    Kemp’s swing looks effortless right now. It baffles me that any of those balls leave the yard, let alone the monster 450 footer he casually knocked last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound like Alyssa Milano…

      • supra says:
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        @Grey, hopefully he doesn’t release a mlb clothing line for ladies too. CHUNK for Women prob won’t sell so well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha!

      • quimmy says:
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        @Grey, HA!

  40. Singing The Blues says:
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    in a 7×6 category, TB/OBP added for hitters, L added for pitchers, who wins this trade in a 14 team H2H dynasty league?

    Side A: Votto/Asdrubal/Morrow

    Side B: Tulo/Zobrist/Volquez

    Thanks, and now time to listen to the awesomeness that is the razzball podcast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  41. FD says:
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    Danny Espinosa stinking up second base for me till Utley returns.

    Should I find a replacement for Espinosa till Utley comes back (and possibly after he comes back) or just ride him out?

    12 team 5×5 head to head, Weeks, Altuve, Hill all available. I need steals.

    thx as always

    • @FD, I’d dump Espinosa for any of those three. Altuve for now but I really like Weeks as well (bad BABIP luck so far – think he’s a .280+ hitter). Hill and Espinosa are interchangeable.

      • FD says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, thx Rudy! Also wanted to say I love the podcasts, keep em coming! And for the record I only counted 5 awkward moments in the Bernsen interview ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weeks..

  42. Lil' Saucy says:
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    Drop Chacin for Kyle Drabek or Jarrod Parker?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drabek, friend…

  43. Greg Norton says:
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    Buy Allen Craig…he’s moved to AAA and Mike Matheny has a boner for him.

  44. knighttown says:
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    Gonna try and test the guy in last place who owns both Lincecum and Lester.

    Putting a package together of promise, pedigree and position. Offering Worley, Ubaldo and Cozart.

    1. First off, I assume getting one of those arms for that package of shit is desireable?
    2. Which is the better target? I haven’t been watching their starts closely cause I don’t own them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes… Lincecum…

  45. TheNewGuy says:
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    Could there be something in this Pedro Alvarez resurgence? CI fill in options till Zimm returns (OBP league): Alvarez, Mr Boring (Jack Hannahan), Gaby.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May as well try Alvarez…

  46. crock says:
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    Which side you like better Pujols/Neil Walker/Utley or Adam Jones/Kelly Johnson/Brett Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones…

  47. Futureman says:
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    Drop Dunn for Boesch in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, friend…

  48. Hi Grey and fellow Razzballers — With Tim Hudson about to come off the DL, I’m presented with two questions:

    –First, is he a start in his first game back? Usually, I don’t start a SP fresh off the DL, but it’s against the Pirates, for Pete’s sake.

    –Second, I’ll have an open DL slot. Who’s a better stash in that sport (team factors aren’t important … it’ll likely be to trade them once they’re playing again): Utley, Stauffer, or Stephen Drew?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stauffer… I’d bench him…

  49. Miley Cyrus says:
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    Just traded Aramis and Casilla for Youk and Swisher. Thoughts?

    Also, guess the line! From 2009-2011, this 1b averaged a line of .296 33hr and 101 rbi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not cray about it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will say it’s totally fair though… And could be even good in certain leagues… Depends on league depth…

    • Chunk says:
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      @Miley Cyrus, Konerko?

  50. JustMatt says:
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    Does Huff going on the DL open up more time for Belt? Someone dropped Belt in my league and I have Gaby Sanchez at 1B. Do you take Belt over Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  51. Doofus says:
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    Pujols sucks.

  52. Shin Soo Been Gone says:
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    drop Alexei boring Ramirez for Rafael Furcal or hold? 12 team mixed 5×5, yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta hold…

  53. Ian says:
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    Thinking about offering Kemp for Votto and Adam Jones. Need a boost in hr/rbi. Am I insane for dealing Kemp right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take those two for depth…

  54. sal says:
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    @grey: Cordero or Casilla? Think Casilla makes it the whole year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla…

  55. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    seriously AWESOME post this morning grey… this one got me good. felt like a first time razzball reader again..

    I appreciate you……………… (in the manly kind of way)

    actually i take that back…. sally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I appreciate you too, let’s man-back-slap…

  56. supra says:
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    12 team Keeper league: Need a bat, and need to get a bit younger… Trade Halladay (1st rd cost) & Guerra for Strasburg (10th) & Stanton (13th)? Or is knee injury way too scary right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that, not that scary at those prices…

  57. The Vaporizers says:
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    Three names for you, who you liking the best?

    Samardzija, Parker or Capuano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, buddy…

  58. rvde says:
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    Some schmo in my 14 team league just dropped Reimold (!!)

    I have some extra SPs — drop Ubaldo or Edinson for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo…

  59. Cole says:
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    “…I don’t need another notch in my belt; I’m skinny.”

    A steady diet of sushi and blow will do that for a guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  60. Eric Riptide says:
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    I am looking for some advice on a trade.

    My league’s has seven hitting categories:

    Batting average, Runs, HR’s, RBI’s, SB’s, BB’s, and Doubles+Triples.

    We start a C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF OF OF, Utility, Utility

    We also start 5 starting pitchers and 2 closers. Weekly change league.

    Also important to note is that I already own Uggla at 2B and therefore Cano is currently in my utility spot. Also, I own 4 other closers: Motte, Francisco, Guerra, and Chris Perez.

    I want to trade away:

    Cano, Nelson Cruz, Mariano Rivera, and J.P. Arencibia for:

    Granderson, Wieters, Billy Butler, and Jemile Weeks (he’ll be nothing but insurance for Uggla.)

    I realize that Cano is the best player in the deal, but I like that Butler can almost hang with him in batting average and doubles and base on balls. I like the Granderson health-boost over Nelson Cruz. I hate to lose Rivera but I have 4 other closers and we only start 2. And obviously getting the Wieters upgrade over Arencibia is the main reason for the trade.

    Am I getting ripped off or is this deal good for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like trading that many players, but looks solid for you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, I misunderstood which side you were getting… I wouldn’t do that… Sorry, friend…

      • Eric Riptide says:
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        @Grey, I know you’re down on Grandy ’cause I read your stuff a lot. Grandy gets more walks than Cruz and has health on his side. If he can get 100 runs and 100 RBI’s and 30 HR’s and 70 walks (which I think are all attainable) then I think it could work. Cruz’s health scares me (even though I drafted him) and Butler is good for .290 and 20 HR’s, 90 runs and 90 RBI’s and gets far more walks than Cano, with nearly comparable doubles+triples. Is it the Rivera loss that you don’t like? Or is it the Grandy factor? I can’s seem to be able to tolerate the lackluster hitting of Arencibia and Wieters looks fantastic. I know the walks and doubles+triples categories are not normally part of what you consider when rating a player as these categories are more unconventional for fantasy leagues, yet they still do count.

        I know you’re the man, and your time is precious, but if you can just tell me the main problem spot with this trade I would be forever indebted to you.

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The trade is really close… I don’t love the loss of Cano… That’s my main hurdle… Grandy/Cruz thing is fine and I get Butler is close to Cano but he’s not a 2nd baseman…

          • Eric Riptide says:
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            @Grey, Hey, thanks for the second scoop. I currently have two second baseman (Uggla and Cano) so Cano has been in my utility spot anyways. Having two 2B’s is like tits on a boar (or Billy Butler for that matter.) I know Butler has only a “U” eligibility, but if he played 2B I’m sure he’d be a 3rd or 4th round pick at worst.

            What are your thoughts on this? Where would Butler be drafted if he had 2B eligibility?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I see your point… Okay, you convinced me otherwise…

  61. Ben says:
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    For those scoring at home, Jesus Montero also got catcher eligibility last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoot, meant to mention that, but yeah… You’re right…

      • I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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        @Grey, When does he get it for ESPN, still has DH

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Another month…

  62. Mike says:
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    Please rank (H2H standard stats): Reimold, Boesch, Cozart

    I have cozart but Reimold and Boesch are both about to clear waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch, Reimold…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey, That’s what I was thinking as well. Thanks for the help

        One more if you can. Is it worth dropping Cahill for Hammel (on waivers as well), Parker or stream Duffy tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Cahill for now…

  63. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m diggin’ calling everyone “friend” or “buddy”. But it kinda sounds like to me that either this coug is doing some pretty crazy shit to you that makes you find inner peace, or you’re still drunk from last night. Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nah, stupid app I’m using thinks I’m making duplicate comments if I say hold or grab him more than once so I have to add something inane, friend…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, HAHAHAH i thought it was was from a southpark episode, the one with terrane and phillip.

        YOU’RE NOT MY BUDDY…. FRIEEEEND
        YOU’RE NOT MY FRIEND….PALLLLL
        YOU’RE NOT MY PALLLL….. BUDDYYYYYYYYY!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never seen that show…

        • Poo Holes says:
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          @Tony, I was waiting for someone to make this reference as I scrolled through the comments. Two points for you, kind sir.

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @Grey, @Wilsonian HA!! I was thinking the same thing, that the mustache had a round trip passenger last night, lol.

        • Tony says:
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          @nyydj2, com’n grey dial up that episode, its great, FRIEEEEEEEND!

  64. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    An exceptionally good write-up today: Many thanks.

    Now for my daily installment of Overpaying for Matt Wieters:

    BPhillips/MMontero/Lidge for Wieters/BBoesch/KJansen

    context: I have Guerra (nervous); am also trying to swing a side deal for Kendrick (to replace Phillips).

    Also have Altuve as a short-term 2B plug-in. How much should I believe in ALTUVE????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I like that deal for you…

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey, To be clear, I’m giving Phillips and getting Wieters. Still like it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think the deal could easily work out for you… There’s some risk going the best player but it’s not bad… Bit of a gamble… I’d do it…

          • Baron Von Vulturewins

            Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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            @Grey, Yes, goes against my usual philosophy (always get the best player) but I have such a shallow league, positional upgrades are important. Plus if I’m going to go down, I want to go down with players I like. And I lurve Wieters.

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, To follow-up: Another Unnamed Non-ESPN Fantasy Expert (or UNESPNFE) says of ALTUVE:

      “He’ll probably be 25-steal guy by the end of the year, with a plus average and 8-10 homers.”

      Which is like the more optimistic version of your “crazy optimistic” projection. Can you see .280-85-10-65-25? ‘Cause that’s not bad at all.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Some of these UNESPNFE are like watching the flag station at 4 in the morning…

  65. Drew says:
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    Grey,

    I have been offered

    I give: Matt Morre/Lance Lynn
    I get: Brandon Phillips

    I plan on stashing Bauer with the extra roster spot…

    My Team:

    12 Team H2H
    BA, R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, OPS, BB
    W, L, SV, ERA, HR, K, WHIP

    C- Pierzynski
    1B- Prince Fielder
    2B- Ackley, Craig(DL)
    SS- Rollins, Cozart
    3B- Longoria
    OF- Bruce, Cruz, Pence, Ad. Jones, Schafer

    SP- CJ Wilson, Latos, Gio, M.Moore, A. Sanchez, Lynn, Humber, Burnett, Parker
    RP- J. Johnson, H-Rod, Casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s fair for you…

  66. SpringIsComing says:
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    Altuve or Jemile Weeks?

    • @SpringIsComing, Altuve is hotter but I like Weeks a bit more for full season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey, Mom, Dad — stop fighting!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  67. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-Points league

    Who to start today?

    Homer Bailey vsSF (Vogelsong)
    or
    Phillip Humber vsBOS (Dubront)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Humber…

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey, then how about Bard @CHW (Danks) tomorrow instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better…

  68. J-Bird says:
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    Better DL stash… Cain or Craig? (RCL League)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  69. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey: Great shizz as always. How did you get a celeb to come on this site? You got certain compromising pictures?

    Question 12 team roto, have: Lester, Gio, Bum, Lynn as top of staff. Do I drop Ubaldo for Hammels? Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see making that switch… I mention how we got Corbin in the post…

      • paddytwotimes says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the response. You have piqued my interest. I am guessing it may not be work friendly?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @paddytwotimes, I say how we got Corbin in the podcast post… I’m friends with the movie’s producer he was promoting…

          • paddytwotimes says:
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            @Grey, Ah. I would have listened. Listened to last week. Just been working alot and figure there may be some f-bombs (hi Stanton). Thanks Grey.

            If you have time to answer; in daily 5 x 5 roto do you like having more bats or pitching? Or is it more dependent on stats you need? I have been going with an even split.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @paddytwotimes, More pitching, always…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @paddytwotimes, Assuming you mean on the bench….

  70. Eng says:
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    To be fair to Chacin, Cargo has serious issues with the sun and dropped two routine flyballs that would have ended the inning where Chacin gave up all of his runs. He was cruising until then. Why they aren’t given as errors I do not know.

  71. BERK says:
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    Definitely drop Arrieta to grab Drabek, right? You’re the coolest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for that switch…

  72. supra says:
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    Rank in a keeper please: J.Garcia, Anibal, Hellboy, Pomeranz, Duffy, Parker… thanks friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, Garcia, Hellickson…

  73. TalkMeOutofThis says:
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    I give Moustakas, I get DeAza.

    12Team, H2H points, keeper. I have Ellsbury(DL), Young(DL), Gordon, Werth, Zobrist, Boesch, Trout, Harper in the OF. I have Beltre, Moustakas, Headley, Arenado in the 3B.

    I feel like that’s decent value for Moustakas but then Im counting on Headley to replace Beltre’s Hammy for the rest of the year. OF on the wire = Lahair, Span, Parra, Schafer. Ask for more? Make the deal? Hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  74. poop says:
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    would you pick up strop or jansen if they were both available?
    and who would you drop for either.

    12 team 5×5 roto league…9 P weekly set up

    felix,madbum,latos,d.holland,volquez,billingsly, hanharan,marmol,casilla,ogando adams,j cruz

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @poop, Drop Ogando for Jansen…

  75. rvde says:
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    I hope follow-up questions aren’t verboten . . .

    You recommended dropping Ubaldo for Reimold, but upon further time wasting looking at the free agents, I found Milone and scooped him up instead of waiting for Reimold to clear waivers.

    So. . . still want Reimold –> drop Edinson? Milone? Mini-donkey? Stubbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Volquez if you don’t need another SP…

      • rvde says:
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        @Grey, Thanks — I’m always imagining you making that high-pitched, squealing laugh at me (not with me) when you read my posts . . .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes!

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    Man, I hate asking this…because I really really have a serious man-crush on that heterochromia iridium bastard, Max Scherzer…but is it time to drop him in an 8 team league? I really don’t want to (kinda want to wait it out), but these are the yawnstipating available arms:

    Milone
    Lilly
    Harrison
    Holland
    Samardzija-Rza-Gza
    Parker
    Jack Bauer (in case he gets the call)

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, add T.Hudson to the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is K/9, right? Go Samardzija…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, yep, it is. You think dropping the Scherz for Samardahgihsog is a good call? You trust him for the long haul? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t but you don’t need to trust anyone for long in an 8 team league…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, valid point. Just didn’t know if it was worth it to wait Scherzer out and see if he pulls his head from his ass.

  77. bobbo says:
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    Matt Moore at home vs LAA… start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start…

  78. Jack the Ripper says:
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    Drop Chacin for Parker? Seems drastic this early, but in Grey we trust…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, pal…

  79. nick m. says:
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    better dl stash in a points league – quentin or de la rosa?

    also, do you like lahair more than markakis or morneau in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DLR… I’d hold there…

  80. Charles says:
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    Please rank: Kipnis, Scutaro, Hill, Espinosa for 2B in a 12-team 5×5 h2h league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Kipnis…

  81. bean says:
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    Anyone ever tell you that you look like Patrick Bergin in “Sleeping with the Enemy”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m foxier.

  82. Gavin says:
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    Who gets more saves, Lidge or Addison Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed…

  83. nick m. says:
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    Thanks. Drops Aceves for Jansen in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  84. rafi says:
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    My Ibanez for Doubront play was denied. Owner told me he’d do Morel for Doubront. Morel’s been on my bench since week 1 as I’ve been using Aviles at 3b instead.

    I don’t see much downside to rocking with Aviles all year long, especially with Morel’s k numbers.

    I know 3b is scarce but should I pull that trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, guy…

  85. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Well, at least now trading Pineda for Bourjos in my keeper league a couple weeks ago looks a little better. Hopefully Bourjos can get his head out of his *** and start scoring me some damn runs.

  86. FD says:
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    I figured out a sure fire way to have Rudy comment, just mention his man-crush, Altuve.

    He might even have a notification go off on his phone every time “Altuve” appears on the razzball page.

    ALTUVE!! That’s 3 beeps on his phone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bwhaha… Rudy, they got your number!

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, Altuve is CASPER! let’s get that straight! Please do a find and replace on this page, CASPER for Altuve. Thanks in advance!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Will do!

  87. GTS says:
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    I want to pick up Parker and I have an extra OF on my bench. Drop Schierholtz or Nieuwenhuis for Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nieuwenhuis

      • GTS says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Would you own Parker over Norris?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @GTS, Nope

  88. EG says:
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    Drop Schafer for Boesch? Have Schafer for steals, but he’s starting to strike out a ton (plus the rest of my team, incl. Andrus, are starting to pick it up in the steals dept).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG, I’d prefer Boesch…

  89. I owned Rasmus in the past and remembered that a good rule of thumb was not to start him against LHP. But I just grabbed him off of waivers and he’s facing Matusz tonight, so I looked it up and though he’s 0-for-5 against Matusz in the past Rasmus is hitting something like 80 points higher vs. LHP this year, and his OPS is nearly 200 points higher against southpaws.

    Is that surprising? And does that mean I should start him against Matusz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, On a short schedule day you can bench him? I’d start him if I had room… Matusz is pretty terrible…

      • @Grey, You’re right, of course.

        I just had doubts because the league has strict limits on starts (OF starts are limited to 486, or 162 x 3) and I’m a few over, and also because my team’s BA is a weak point — an 0-for-5 night is tough to look at afterwards. But with Matusz as terrible as he is I guess it’s worth a role of the dice.

        Thanks….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, No problem…

  90. doghat666 says:
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    12 team roto 5×5 league
    For the rest of the season: LaHair or LScott

    Rest of Season Pick two: Hammel, Detwiler, Parker, Nicasio, Samardzija

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @doghat666, Scott… Hammel, Detwiler…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @doghat666, Actually, Hammel, Nicasio if it’s the RoS…

  91. JaHerer22 says:
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    I just got an offer of Lincecum for Darvish. I’m inclined to accept. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JaHerer22, I’d take Tim, could bite you in the ol’ keyster though…

  92. airweino says:
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    Sorry, I wasn’t clear on your thoughts to this a couple days ago:

    Should I deal Matt Moore for Brandon Belt, Logan Morrison, and Julio Teheran? This is an 18 team mixed dynasty league. All these guys are under team control for the next 2-3 year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, Sounds fair… I’d prefer Moore…

      • airweino says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! I think I do too, but that is temping.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @airweino, No problem…

  93. Streaming Duffy tomorrow at Minnesota, Pavano and no Willingham? 11 team roto league. Or stream Arrieta vs Oakland, McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Kim, Tough choices… Arrieta…

      • @Grey, Thanks. Sounds like maybe I shouldn’t stream …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Frank Kim, No problem…

  94. BigUps says:
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    @Grey Drop Goldschmidt for any of the following I can put in as a utility player?

    LaRoche
    Matt Joyce
    LaHaire
    LoMo
    Shaffer
    Rios (bat is there, just need the RBI’s to pile up)

    Also, drop Hector Santiago to handcuff Guerra with Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigUps, Rios… Hold Hector…

      • BigUps says:
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        @Grey, thanks Grey. Rios it is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BigUps, Get it!

  95. Drew says:
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    Pick 2,

    Jason Hammel, Phil Humber, AJ Burnett

    My SP Staff

    CJ Wilson, GIO, Latos, Sanchez, Parker, Humber, Burnett

    W,L,SV,HR,ERA,K,WHIP

    THanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew, Hammel, Burnett…

  96. amscalone says:
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    @grey:

    10 team h2h non-keeper… h,2b,3b,hr,rbi,r,sb,bb,avg,tb
    roster requirements: 1 each on bench, dl or in UTL slot – c,mi,ci,of,of
    offense looks like this:

    c: mccann
    1b: tex
    2b: altuve
    3b: lawrie
    ss: castro
    of: kemp
    of: stanton
    of: heyward
    utl: rasmus
    utl: j. montero

    bench: j. weeks, cozart, youk, trout
    dl: berkman, gardner

    1. how does this look in general?
    2. Montero just gained C eligibility. Try to move McCann to upgrade 2b?
    3. I have an open bench hitter spot. pick up: headley, hill, scott, schierholtz, alvarez?

    THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @amscalone, Looks very solid in general… Move McCann for a top 2B if you can…. Scott…

  97. Boomer19 says:
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    Morning Grey. Parker, Nicasio, Humber, Burnett. Right order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19, I’d flip flop the last two in most leagues… Looks about right though…

  98. joe from point pleasant says:
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    Pick a side:

    Zobrist, Porcello
    or
    Detwiler, Jim Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, Zobrist

  99. smkuchta says:
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    Playing in a 12 team 5×5 Yahoo Standard league, offered CarGo & Moustakas for Bautista….i am a Jays fan but that seems like a pretty good deal.

    Bautista just doesn’t look good to me this year….

    • smkuchta says:
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      @smkuchta, to clarify I WAS offered CarGo & Moustakas for Bautista..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @smkuchta, CarGo side…

  100. Blue Crew says:
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    Grey,

    Two questions…

    1)I have Delmon and Boesch is available. I have a streamer spot for my offense and was wondering if this is a good pick up.

    2) Detwiller or Drabek?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue Crew, Boesch… Drabek…

  101. Ralph says:
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    How many steals do you think Bourgeois gets this year? I would have thought he would get more playing time when Cain went down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph, Maybe 15… He has no PT…

  102. Pierre says:
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    Sup, ‘stache?

    My bogus league has finally been exposed – that shit isn’t deep, it’s just closer-mad. Here’s a trade that went through this weekend: Victorino for JIM JOHNSON. I shit you not. It took 2 “No” votes to veto and we could only come up with one (mine). Fuck.

    Anyway, quick question: Pick up Parker, Hammel or Drabek for Ubaldo? QS league. Hurting for K’s, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pierre, Sup, ‘stache lover? Damn… Hammel…

  103. Big Nate says:
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    I’ve had an itchy trigger finger just waiting to drop Ubaldo for the last two weeks….Thanks for giving me the strength to finally put him out of his misery.

    It would be one thing if he was killing my WHIP and ERA while K’ing some guys but he has the same number of K’s at Tommy Milone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Nate, No problem!

  104. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i am heavy on power and light on speed. I need more steals. In close matchups that one more steal decides over win or lose. Would you drop Cozart for A.Escobar if your only interested in more steals? Cozart is not giving me anything special besides AVG. but Escobar gives me both, steals AND AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Sure…

    • Simply Fred

      Simply Fred says:
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      @Moscowitz, Cozart on a home stand through next thursday. Might want to give him a little more leash to see if he can unleash.

  105. Derrick says:
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    Drop Duffy for Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Yup

  106. Principal Blackman says:
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    Great write up, Grey.

    Do you like Boesch better than Reimold or Schierholtz in an OPS league?
    Other guys on the wire right now are LaHair, Span, Vern Wells, Gerardo Parra and Adam Lind.

    Also, is it time to do something about this guy Hectoring my ratios? Reed and Thornton are already owned, and I made a Denver omelet (thanks for the suggestion), but I’m wondering if it there isn’t anything more I should do about him. Pedro Strop is also already owned. Do I drop him for Jason Hammel or Kyle Drabek even though I’m not sure I could use another starter right now? Or do I drop him and pick up one of the above outfielders? Or do I stand pat because Robin Ventura says Hector is still the closer?

    12 team, 6×6 roto, (OPS & K/9)

    c- Arencibia
    1b- Konerko
    2b- Altuve
    3b- Longoria
    ss- Desmond
    of- McCutchen
    of- Pence
    of- Rios
    util- Lawrie
    util- Reimold
    bn- Schierholtz
    dl- Krispie

    sp- Lincecum (traded Matt Holliday for him)
    sp- Bumgarner
    rp- Motte
    rp- Chris Perez
    p- Carlos Marmol
    p- Hector Santiago
    p- Anibal
    bn- Latos
    bn- Luebke
    bn- Zimmermann
    bn- Marcum
    dl- Bailey

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Principal Blackman, Forgot to mention there is a 1300 innings cap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Principal Blackman, Thanks! And yum! I’d hold Hector for now… I like Boesch the best.

  107. Paul says:
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    Grey–

    Austin Jackson or Brennan Boesch are both on waivers… I need steals but have tons of runs… Which one should I grab?

    Thanks!

    -paul

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul, Jackson

  108. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Morning Grey. Been a bit, great stuff as always.

    RCL squad is as follows:

    C Avila
    1B Pujols
    2B Altuve
    3B Reynolds
    SS Reyes
    1B/3B LaRoche
    2B/SS Kendrick
    OF Jennings
    OF Cespedes
    OF Rios
    OF Schafer
    OF Boesch
    Util Infante
    BN Schierholtz

    P Hamels
    P Gallardo
    P Parker
    P Romero
    P Nova
    P Worley
    P Nathan
    P Aceves
    BN Cahill

    DL Storen, Lee

    Hitting is a little SAGNOF and pitching is not quite SAGNOF enough. Any other thoughts/glaring weaknesses/humble brags?

    Potential grabs: Drabek, Milone, Carp, Sweeney (BOS), Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BrewFreeOrDie, Thanks! Team looks a bit sloppy… I’d trade Jennings for some actual power and maybe saves… Lose Cahill for possible saves… You have enough SPs for now…

  109. skinny malinky says:
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    I don’t like Ike. Not one little bit. I know he has Sweet Valley fever that makes him like a 13 year old girl, but he did this to me last season too. At least then I didn’t pay as much to draft him.

    I have Gamel, Michael Young, & Napoli on my team, so I’m safe enough at first. I’m in a 16-team, H2H league where a ton of stats count (11×13). Who do you prefer, Gerardo Parra or Vernon Wells?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @skinny malinky, Ha! Parra…

  110. L-Boogie says:
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    Leaving Hackensack for a trip to LA tomorrow. I feel like on on the Grey Albright world tour… which only has 2 stops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, HA! Say hello to my mother for me! Actually, don’t. I was joking.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey, I’ll say hi to the sushi at Iroha for you. Or the cocktails at the Culver Hotal bar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works!

  111. Jeff says:
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    Youkilis a buy low canidate? I have both Trumbo and Morales on my team and Zimmerman is my 3B. Thinking of trading one of trying to trade one of them for Youkilis.

    Would you try to do that trade and if so who would you try to trade first? It’s hard to guess what kind of playing time each will get and what kind of ceiling they will have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff, Trade Trumbo for Youk… Not sure if that’s gonna work though…

  112. AP says:
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    Grey,
    I know I can’t drop Max Scherzer, as much as I might want to right now, but would you recommend dropping Bud Norris for Drabek, Jarrod Parker, or even Duffy? All 3 of those guys are on waivers…….thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP, Eh, he really only had one terrible start… Norris has good potential, I’d hold for now…

  113. LT says:
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    My closers are Putz and Sean Marshall – I also have Ervin Santana on the bench – would you drop any of these for Kenley Jansen — thanks

    • @LT, I have been loving Kenley, he is a beast and I think he will get the job eventually. That said I also think Sanatana has been unlucky so far this year.

      Innings cap I would go Jensen because K’s Whip and ERA will all work for you, just my 2 cents.

      • LT says:
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        @Shea Sera Sera, Thanks — I should of said that this is a H2H league so no innings cap or categories to worry about — just points. Ks are worth 2.5 and holds 3 – so basically i would drop Santana and put Jensen in a Pitchers spot in my lineup hoping he can outscore a starting pitcher – which he is basically doing right now. Would you still swap out Santana for Jensen

        • @LT, Yeah if you count Holds I would, he will rack them up.

  114. Got so many MR’s thought 1 would have the closing job by now, but all are good for K’s in our inning cap league (1250). I have a hard time grabbing one more, but does Reed have a better shot of closing or will put up better numbers then Vinnie P, Kenley, or Romo?

    Could use the saves but who the F knows…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera, Reed over Pestano…

  115. EK says:
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    Pls rank at closer:
    Johnson
    Capps
    Aceves
    Cordero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Johnson, Capps, Aceves…

  116. HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatballs says:
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    NL-only 8-team dynasty league (weekly rosters, 5 SP, 2 RP per team): I was offered Juan Nicasio and Kenley Jansen (we get ‘hold’ pts) for Freaky Timmay Lincecum… Whatchu think?

    Leaning towards: Get off the timmay train before it derails, whilst hopping onto the Kenley bandwagon while there’s still room and the timmay train explodes in slow motion behind me in Michael Bay-esque fashion? Nicasio just thrown in as a streamer. Risky, but Lincecum hasn’t really been studly for a year.

    P.S. i know this doesn’t really pertain to this particular post. Sorry Grey, good stuff as always tho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatballs, I wouldn’t make that trade… Thanks!

  117. bobbo says:
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    (6×6 10man roto, OBP instead of AVG and offensive K as neg cat)

    Team is lacking in runs and SB’s, have 2 roster spots for:

    Boesch, Crisp, Campana

    Lose Campana right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo, I’d lose Crisp…

  118. xtremehulk says:
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    love subtle Dre lyrics in posts about my closers who are getting shelled. Makes its hurt less. Anywho, drop LoMo for Boesch or Reimold?
    or
    Drop Chacin for Millone?

    I only have one add a week so which is more urgent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @xtremehulk, Chacin for Milone, yes…

  119. bean says:
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    How can a mound be so bad that the league doesn’t ask them to fix it? Kind of embarrassing that Cincy has some crap flat mound that is different than the rest of the league. Something about the field level compared to the mound height.

    Pitchers beware when heading to Cincy right now…….Cain was pissed during his last start and wanted to take his aggression out on Votto’s face.

    • Tony says:
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      @bean, even if something like that is wrong, its wrong for both teams, right? i dont see the advantage.

      • bean says:
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        @Tony, Not an advantage thing at all. Something that needs to be corrected so pitchers can throw normally. I think it works for the Reds too and I would be just as pissed if I was a Reds pitcher.

        I am just amazed that the field crew can’t resolve this at a major league park.

  120. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey…..toss up, who would you rather own, Gio Gonz or CJ Wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI, See rankings for how close they are… Wilson…

  121. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Can someone explain how the RedSox have scored 18 runs, Youk has been 3/8 with a walk during that and scores one effing run? Same crap happened last week with JD Martinez where Houston scores like 14 and he was 0 for 5.

  122. MattTruss223 says:
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    Well, apparently SEA can hit all of a sudden, my Porcello stream is off to a fantastic start!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  123. Brian says:
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    I held onto Chacin when I should have dropped his azz for Drabek or Lynn…..Now I have piss in my hand wishing in the other I picked a better pitcher }:^(

    • Brian says:
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      @myslef, Should I pick up Capuano, Hammel or Detwiller?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hammel…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… You’ll be okay…

  124. rvde says:
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    “Action” Austin Jackson or “No Oriole Deserves A Nickname” Reimold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Jackson for now…

  125. bean says:
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    Panda…….19 straight games and counting.

    Freddy Sanchez update (if anyone cares)
    Saw Freddy Tuesday in San Jose and he is not taking infield or warming up. I think he knows he is not right and that May 11th date does not look like it will stick. Took infield before the rainout here Wednesday and again not good.

    I think the pickup of Juaquin Arias has more to do with Sanchez than Huff but that is a guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  126. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I have Votto, Lawrie, CarGo, Stanton, Bruce, BJ as my best hitters. Too early to start panicking and make drastic moves right? Shallow 12 team H2H. My pitching is stellar so far, thank you Gio, Zimm, Beachy, Bum, Anibal, Latos, Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too early…

  127. letsgobravos says:
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    Duffy’s been scratched from his start tomorrow with elbow tightness. Crap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, indeed… Not good…

  128. Crumpy says:
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    12 team 5×5 league. Should I give Espinoza more time in my MI slot, or pick up an available Alcides Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s time we moved on…

  129. Need_a_closer says:
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    @Grey:

    As a follow up, would you trade Austin Jackson for Brandon League?

    10 Team AL Only

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

      • Need_a_closer says:
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        @Grey,

        Appreciate the help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Need_a_closer, No problem…

  130. peter says:
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    Gaby Sanchez’s first homer of 2012 – you go girl!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well played…

  131. FD says:
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    Updated timetable on Bauer seeing some big league action?

    Collmenter got smashed again Tuesday, they can’t give him another start, right? RIGHT?

    Get me excited!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think thy might give him another couple of weeks…

  132. Goose says:
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    Just to give the counter-argument for What-the-Hector Santiago for a sec:

    He’s got an impressive 10/1 K/BB ratio. His K/9 is above 14. His BABIP is a gnarly/unsustainable .438. His strand rate is 93.8% and his xFIP is 2.80 (lower than Papelbon, Betancourt, Balfour…) He’s just giving up way, way too many homers (5.68/9!!!) — but it’s also possible that this is a statistical oddity. His HR/FB is 33%! — which has to come down… right?

    But maybe I’m just pulling for him since he’s on my team and hope he sticks. Just thought it was worth noting.

    All that said, how does this deal look to you? Still shopping Lomo…

    My What-the-Hector/Morrison for C. Quentin/HenRod.

    He’s got Reed and Thornton, so thought he might be interested in collecting the whole set. Hesitant ‘cuz it might be giving up too much, not knowing what Quentin will do in SD…

    6×6 league (TBs + holds, OBP instead of avg.)

    Thanks, friend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love the collecting the whole set idea… Don’t love this trade…

  133. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Owning Pujols in my keeper league last year and this year has really been taking a toll on my general happiness in the spring. I thought the spring was supposed to be a happy time. Effing eff Pujols in the eff hole! ……. in other news -just now- BRUUUUUUUUUUUCE!

    • Goose says:
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      @Ronkonkoma,

      I don’t know who I love more

      BRUUUUUUUUUUCE!

      or

      NIEUUUUUUUWENHUUUUUUUUISSSSSSS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, BRUUUUUUUUCE! In the Effjol…

  134. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    Nova or Detwiler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph, Detwiler

  135. Danger Zone says:
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    Who’s the better stream for tomorrow?

    Zambrano vs. Ari
    Arrieta vs. Oak
    Saunders @ Mia
    Leake vs. Hou

    Leaning towards Big Z…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Danger Zone, Arrieta

  136. Sorry to be a nudge, but is Vance Worley worth picking up in exchange for dropping Cahill or Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChrisV82, Over Ubaldo…

  137. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop any of the following for drabek, milone or nicasio: lilly, bedard, norris? H2H, QS and L count in addition to W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Bedard for Milone…

  138. TheNewGuy says:
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    Friggin hell nail it down Broxton…walk now.

    Something doesn’t seem right about him anymore, maybe he’s not fat enough…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Not enough junk in the trunk?

  139. Slam says:
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    Should i drop ubaldo or cahill for Parker, Lynn or drabek ? I don’t trust either of those guys

    • Chunk says:
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      @Slam, Lynn should be owned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam, Lose Ubaldo for Lynn.

  140. bean says:
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    BLAMMMOOOO! Sean Marshall cannot seal the deal and dare I say we get to see Casilla?

    • Chunk says:
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      @bean, Nice! Here’s to a clean save…

      • bean says:
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        @Chunk, Does he get the W? Javier Lopez was the last but he was down 5-3 in the 8th.

      • bean says:
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        @Chunk, Shows the rookie his best Jairo ball and then demonstrates to Subbs there is no loitering in baseball.

  141. chata says:
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    @ Turk Wendell :

    so , did you take hochevar and his win over the indians ,
    or , did you decide to roll the dice and go with detwiler , against kershaw ,
    tomorrow ??

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @chata, I was late to grab Detwiler, but I was gonna sit him vs kershaw. Thanks for the heads up Chata. Pretty sure I’ll get another crack at Detwiler. But right now I’m lovin Nicasio and his ability to tell time and help me cheat on math tests.

  142. Griff says:
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    Marshall is turning into one of those closers who I don’t want to see come on for the save, even though I own him.

    • bean says:
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      @Griff, Brian Wilson…..he is currently incapable of blowing a save.

      We may be realizing a Heath Bell who was propped up by Petco a bit.

      33 pitches and 1 out in the 9th!

  143. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bell in trouble now…are any closers safe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ha… Nope…

    • bean says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ouch….walked in the Tie.

      Don’t let Neuwenhuis get up.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, This will be the year Rivera tanks, it’s only right… It’s the year of the closer carousel shituations.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Newhouse wins it

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Yes, exactly…

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Grey, Oh wait Waldens just blown one too it seems…crazy.

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @TheNewGuy, Guess I better ask who’s next in line in that shituation (Angels) too Grey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Next in line is Downs… Not replacing after one though…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh my god… Seriously? I’m at a wedding rehearsal and away from my computer…

            • TheNewGuy says:
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              @Grey, Yup, dude’s still got 1 friggin save…Brandon shizzing Allen took him deep.

              • TheNewGuy says:
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                @TheNewGuy, FMLBBL

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @TheNewGuy, Ridiculous…

      • bean says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Same thing is said every year and Rivera still powers on. He is the last guy I am counting on to blow up. The Heath Bar situation is much more interesting.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I can tell ya right now, Kimbrel’s job is safe. But I think he might be the only one.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Wilsonian, I know, seriously…The crazy thing is offence is still down this year overall, yet these usually good, solid closers are getting rocked…doesn’t add up.

  144. Eng says:
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    Cishek or mujica next in line? Thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Mujica would be my guess, could be either…

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

  145. wilsoniam says:
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    grey!
    are you ready to give me an updated line you project for bautista? i listened to the podcast and you said MAYBE he gets to 30 HR…but the rankings are what they were 3-4 weeks ago..

    so what should i go off of? do yo uhave faith in him? or should i look to unload him while hes still fairly valuable name to others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s looking like an issue, but he has time to turn things around… Hate selling top guys for pennies on the dollar…

  146. Turk Wendell says:
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    @Grey, Great podcast yesterday. It would be so sweet to get Dennis Haysbert on the podcast and have him answer questions in character as Cerano.

    Traded Valverde for Altuve yesterday.

    Good move?

    Does this get me on Rudy’s X-Mas card list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Will try… Rudy will send a Kwanzaa card for you… The trade’s okay… Hopefully it looks brilliant at the end of the year…

  147. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Stupidly shallow league, so forgive the stupid question: Drop Stanton or Choo for Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…

  148. Eng says:
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    Bell or Walden in more danger? If Walden, you thinking of Scott Downs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Bell would be more in danger… Thinking Downs…

  149. Drew says:
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    Grey,

    Werth Dropped…..

    Is he a better option over Jordan Schafer? I have #2 priority should I use it? Or wait until if/when he clears tomorrow morning?

    • Eng says:
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      @Drew, Not Grey but I would for sure take JW over Schafer. I’d also use the #2 on him.

  150. the grate one says:
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    can you rank in a keeper?

    cutch/heyward/bautista/moore

    then ill followup w/ another question.lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the grate one, Bautista, McCutchen, Heyward

  151. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Very difficulty to sit here owning Cahill and Volquez while Hammel, Parker, and Drabek are free agents.

    Of course, part of my job today involves writing a detailed analysis of Lost Highway. Does David Lynch even know what’s happening in that movie? Kind of puts “very difficult” into perspective.

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, At least you’re not analyzing Inland Empire.

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Eh… potato/potato, tomato/tomato, Nunez/Oviedo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Ha! FWIWuertz, I loved Mulholland Drive…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Lynch fan. For the most part, though, I watch his films and accept that they’re in a different universe where my rules for reality don’t apply. Not to be a douche, but I think of his work as being on the far left side of the ArtStory scale. They don’t take to a reality translation very well. I can tell you what happens in Mean Streets, that’s a story. Eraserhead? Yeah… not so much.

        Speaking of movies, did you see that Oliver Stone is taking a crack at a drug cartel crime drama? I always wondered what Scarface would be like with less subtlety.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, I saw that about Stone… I was such a huge fan of his… Haven’t loved his last five or so… Marty’s about the only one that did crazy amounts of drugs and still can think coherently…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Stone’s is an odd filmography to look over. Some real gems, and some heavy-handed messes.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, completely…

  152. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey. My offense is struggling with the likes of Votto and Cozart. Is Cozart worth keeping or should I drop him for say Furcal, A. Ramirez or Escobar? I am leaning towards Alcides, but I thought I would ask.

    Also, it sounds like I should drop Chacin, huh. I was stupid enough to start him against the Buccos yesterday thinking I was a smart guy. What a dumb Motherf$%#@$%^ I am!

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, Hold Cozart… No problem…

  153. Eric Riptide says:
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    This is a general question for anybody that knows the answer.

    When the Royals play inter-league games, will Billy Butler sit?

    I don’t think that he will, yet if they play him at 1B, where will Hosmer play.

    I checked and Hosmer played no games last season in the outfield so I know it won’t be Hosmer in the outfield. Will Hosmer be benched? Will Butler be benched?

    Because hell if I know.

    I’d be greatly appreciative to anyone that knows the answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric Riptide, Probably alternate…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        that’s what he did last year , “if my memory serves me well” .

  154. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    @ grey, Im in a 12 team ESPN with 5 OF and the CI/MI, I have starlin, Bono, Heyward, Rios, Reimold, Kendrick, Aviles, J Uptown and Coco (my bags guys). Do I have too much speed?…..sounds like a problem for a dealer out in San Berdoo. If so, who would you try to move? I think Coco

    Life note, I find my self using oblique in my inner monologue instead of an expletive. For example oblique that, oblique you and go oblique yourself, Is this a result from too much fantasy baseball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, HA! It could be… Too oblique to know… I’d move Coco…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I believe you meant to say obliqued

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly…

  155. beardcrabs says:
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    i got 7 pitchers going in one day and i need to sit one:

    Wandy v. @CIN
    Danks v. BOS
    Nova v. DET
    Leake v. HOU

    currently winning W, ERA, WHIP…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @beardcrabs, Nova does mean no go, that’s what I would do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @beardcrabs, None are good… Could see benching Nova, but I’d probably bench Danks…

  156. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    just finished listening to your most recent pod-cast .
    somewhere during your voicus interruptus , it came to me , clear as a bell .

    if you replace that high-pitched valley-voice , that you’ve obviously acquired ,
    with more of a jersey mumble ….. considering the time-frame , your relocation , etc …. you are none other than the off-spring of BOB DYLAN !!

    i hate giving up my “la stands for louisiana” theory , but there you have it .

    time to fess up .

  157. Ike says:
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    Grey,

    I own Adam Jones. I was offered Jay Bruce for him. Would you make that deal?

    Ike

    • peter says:
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      @Ike, Yup. Grey ranks Bruce as a #10 OF. Adam Jones as #20.

      • bean says:
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        @peter, and its more fun to say BRUUUUUUUUUUUUCE! than JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONES! so do the deal.

        Do it before he sees that Bruce homered today.

  158. road kill says:
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    Reimold is back in the starting lineup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @road kill, Oh, yeah!

  159. peter says:
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    RazzPoll:

    Who is the first to 1 HR?

    A) Albert Pujols
    B) Giancarlo Stanton
    C) Mark Reynolds
    D) Chase Utley

    • bean says:
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      @peter, (E) Dee Gordon

      • peter says:
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        @bean, Ha! But Dee Gordon would actually be (F). There is no (E).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peter, That’s awesome…

  160. Cutch in Locks says:
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    @Grey what’s the concern level for Stanton right now?

    Also, do you see J-Roll dropping off this year and this early slump a sign of that, or would you stick with him with hope of a turnaround?

    I’m not going to do anything stupid, but those two are really hurting my offense in this early going (especially Giancarlo who I was counting on for power numbers). I’m sure a lot of folks are feeling that around these parts…

    • peter says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, “I’m pretty bummed out, because I do think he’ll play 135-ish games, but if he’s not at 100% with his knees, it could hurt his swing and the ten or so steals he can contribute.” And that’s me quoting Grey! Although the other day Stanton said his knees were feeling better, so there’s that.

      I think you’re probably stuck w/ Rollins for the time being… I don’t imagine there are many worthy SS pickups. Besides, he already has 4 SB (and 0 CS), so at least you’re getting something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cutch in Locks, I agree with Peter.

      • peter says:
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        @Grey, Grey, “I agree with the guy quoting me.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @peter, Ha! Yeah, usually I don’t bother even saying I agree… Just so bored at this wedding rehearsal…

          • peter says:
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            @Grey, Wedding rehearsals are like spring training games. Nothing means anything. Just a few position battles. Even Crazy Uncle Bob is saving his filthy stuff for the big game.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! So true… I think an aunt-in-law is hitting on me too… I’m such cougarnip…

              • chata says:
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                @Grey,

                haha .

                Bill Clinton …. what he said … “i did not have sexual relations
                with that woman .”

                what he meant …. “she is not my 2nd cousin” .

          • bean says:
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            @Grey, Its much much much worse when you are married and have to be in a wedding. At least being single you have prospects…..scope out the first bridesmaid to topple.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m plying them…

      • Cutch in Locks says:
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        @peter @Grey, haha. Thanks, guys.

  161. AA says:
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    Drop Chacin for Milone? Is Chacin droppable for just about anybody?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA, Yup…Grab Milone…

  162. GTS says:
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    Bench Norris @ CIN for Sunday’s start in 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GTS, Yeah, unless you need the start for your matchup…

  163. mc serch says:
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    Hey Grey…I’m cutting bait on either Scherzer or Cahill for a bat, which one gets kicked to the curb? Also who do you prefer, Kubel or V. Wells?
    Much obliged.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, Cahill… Wells…

  164. Chunk says:
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    Schafer or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Schafer

      • Chunk says:
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        @Grey, how bout shafer newinhuis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schafer

  165. Steve says:
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    Hey now – who is the better 12-team H2H streamer for Saturday?

    Jeanmar Gomez v LAA
    Chen (Chen!) @ MIN
    T Ross @ BAL
    Delgado v ATL

    And a couple for Sunday from:

    H Alvarez v SEA (Vargas)
    T Hunter v OAK
    K Correia v @ ATL
    J Sanchez @ MIN

    Thanks!

    Are you in the wedding party?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delgado… Sanchez… Alavarez…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Cool – thanks.

        Not starting Humber today. Is he even worth holding on to?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really, no…

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      delgado is vs bedard (pitts) .

      • Steve says:
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        @chata, Quite so. Wonder how he would go pitching against his own team.

  166. paulzone says:
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    i dont want to insult you but…can you rank top these ss based on 5 cats + obp, err, gidp:

    furcal, cozart, gonzalez, desmond, escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart, Desmond…

  167. Horse says:
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    Anyone like trading away Scherzer & U. Jimenez for one of:

    M. Garza
    L. Lynn
    V. Worley

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza…

      • Horse says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. btw epic Dre reference!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grey day!

  168. Cutch in Locks says:
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    @Grey, what do you think of swapping Jansen for Ian Desmond in a keeper league?

    • Cutch in Locks says:
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      Why’d you pass me over, Grey? Help a brother out!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What is your question? On my phone and can’t scroll so well…

        • Cutch in Locks says:
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          @Grey, what do you think of swapping Jansen for Ian Desmond in a keeper league? Thanks, as always.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            If your MI is that terrible, it’s okay… Really would advise against it though… You’re looking at Kimbrel in the 2nd half into next year with Jansen…

  169. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Boesch or Joyce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch… Close though…

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey, This would be for a league with very limited moves, and I recall you saying Joyce is more of a first half guy, and he’s also more of a platooner, I believe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold with limited moves…

  170. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Trade my Wright & Hank-Rod (WAS) for his McCutchen & Pierzynski? 12 team dynasty roto w 5 OF. Already have Miggy to slot at 3B, Votto for 1B and either Lind or Dunn for CI (currently U and bench). Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, pal…

  171. chata says:
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    my turn to ask for advice …. (yep , you heard me correctly) .

    12 team keeper league (keeping 9) .
    just picked up liddi , to back up moustakas , to back up lawrie ,
    to back up david wright .

    am now dealing wright … too old (and a DL’d bret anderson , if you want him) , for a front-line starter .

    have been offered lester ( he of the 6.00 era , and 16/13 k/bb) ,
    but his age (28) concerns me more … plus , that clubhouse stinks .

    would much prefer david price (26 years) instead , despite his poor walk rate (thus far) .

    would you name me 3 pitchers that you would take for wright ,
    in a fair trade , please ??

    thanking you , in advance .

    p.s. every year , it seems , i learn a new “lesson” .

    this year ….. next time i’m drafting a MI before i draft a CI …<==there
    are just so damn many of those .
    and , yes , i dropped espinosa on the 17th .
    since then he has gone 6 for 24 … which is better than he did while on my roster … but still with only 3 runs , no rbi and no hr's .

    • Longbeachyo says:
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      @chata, Obviously, there are a ton of pitchers out there that I would take for wright, so I’m assuming you’re looking for the ones from the lower tiers. I’m not a big fan of wright, and it looks like youth is more of a priority to you. I’ll throw out some interesting names. In no particular order.
      1. Luebke
      2. Minor
      3. Beachy
      4. Samardizja? (looking good this year so far)
      5. Garza? (a little old)
      Obviously I would go for guys more along the lines of Zimmermann first.
      Good luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a Gallardo, Hamels type…

  172. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Drop Jimenez for one of these.
    Worley
    J Santana
    Milone
    Parker
    Colon
    Duffy
    Mccarthy
    Detwiler
    Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, friend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I don’t have him…

  173. Longbeachyo says:
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    Really worried about bumgarner and his peripherals… Am I giving up too much in this deal:
    Bautista, bumgarner and capps for Longoria and kipnis?? I’m also getting 2 moves from him, in a league that only allows 40 moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much…

  174. HotRod says:
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    Strasburg & Kendrys for PooHoles… Winner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  175. herschel says:
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    @Grey: fair market SP value for Giancarlo? what tier am i looking at?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Back of a number one ace or Hosmer type corner…

  176. Wake Up says:
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    Pagan…that hot schmotato feels done to me…time to remove from the micro and insert in your OF…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  177. Steve says:
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    Humber’s barely had a perfect batter, let alone a perfect inning.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, But you can always on rely on Youk – yeah, the Youk I own on multiple teams – to make a guy look a little better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still at the godforsaken rehearsal dinner… Humber’s been that good, huh?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Was a bit ragged and gave up two in the first. Would have been worse except for stupid Youk.

        That whole rehearsal is way over the top. A quick run-through and a couple of drinks is the way to do it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the update!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Humber has thrown 65 pitches and he’s not out of the third yet.

            During his perfect game, in one three-inning stretch (4/5/6 maybe?), he threw TWENTY.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So it’s not quite the same outcome…

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Grey, 115 pitches, 5 IP, 9 ER, 11 base runners… somewhere Dallas Braden is having a good laugh.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Teach him to give everyone expectations…

  178. Turk Wendell says:
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    @Grey, I can’t believe you post and record a podcast while on vacation. That is some dedicated shizz. When I’m on vacation I don’t even practice basic personal hygene…

    Please rank these shitty closers:

    Aceves, Myers, Cordero, Lidge, Casilla, Marmol Broxton

    I’m I stupid for taking a long look at Myers? Besides the fact that he pitches for a AAA team, he’s sporting a >7 k/9 and <2 bb/9. Seems to be throwing his change up much more frequently than he has in the past. Ugh, I don't wanna own Myers… do I?

    Should prolly grab Casilla (or Broxton?) and hope for the best. Whadaya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own Myers… Myers, Marmol…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey, Sweet. Thanks dude.

  179. Chunk says:
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    Schafer or smoak in my util spot… Points league where OPS correlates well will value

    • Chunk says:
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      @Chunk, More helpful would be where does Smoak rank among schafer, Parra, Newyluis?

      Thanks guy…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Schafer, Nieuwenhuis….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schafer…

  180. Steve says:
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    And Youk redeems himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He homered?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He did. And the three team mates that were on base at the time were also required to cross home plate.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Steve, of course…because I dropped him for Reimold who hasn’t played in a week until tonight and goes a whopping 1 for 4.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, big gan from the Greek God of Disappointment…

  181. My wife was in Bride Wars…but we both agree Bride’s Maids was way funnier..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in bride hell right now…

  182. Matt says:
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    Should I drop Norris for J. Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t yet…

  183. Turk Wendell says:
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    Man I forgot how much I hate Hawk Harrelson’s home run call.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Turk Wendell, dude, it’s the worst thing in the game. He’s a moron. The fact that people like him makes me question their intelligence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So annoying…

  184. james d says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5

    C Wilson Ramos
    1b Adrian Gonzalez
    2b Rickie Weeks
    SS Bonifacio
    3b Reynolds
    OF Kemp
    OF McCutchen
    OF Werth
    Util Konerko
    Util LaRoche
    Bench: Rasmus

    SP: Kennedy
    SP: Sale
    RP: Hanrahan
    RP: Motte
    P: Francisco Cordero
    P: Matt Thornton
    P: Addison Reed
    Bench: Lynn; Lilly; Latos; Marcum

    Thinking about trying McCutchen/Marcum for Cliff Lee/Adam Dunn because I hear Lee’s available. Idea is to sell before McCutchen’s clearly terrible (lol pitt offense). Best wire OF available are Pagan and Schierholz.

    Is that 2:2 a good idea for me to try?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it…

  185. Wilsonian says:
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    Salty McBalls with two HR tonight. Take him over Iannetta?

    • Chunk says:
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      Anyone else having a Petco Party tonight?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Wilsonian, Oops didn’t mean to reply to you. Hittin the sauce late today…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Chunk, Haha. It’s cool. Figured you were a little confused.

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Wilsonian, Man I’m glad I didn’t grab Humber. 115 pitches in 5 IP. 2 Dingers to Salty and the Salami to Youk. Dude in one of my leagues was just gushing about streaming him against me this week. *Sad Trombone*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Well shit…tell me how you really feel. Ha! Not like Iannetta is doing much these days anyway. Right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Nope, but then he hits 2 homers tomorrow and Salty goes oh for the next week…

  186. Mrobs says:
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    ***Red Sox announcement: Carl Crawford has been diagnosed with a left elbow ulnar collateral ligament sprain. No timetable for his recovery.****

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Mrobs, ESPN saying out three months.

      • Mrobs says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, ok this is from the Red Sox on the field reporter… Jenny Dell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, terrible…

  187. Turk Wendell says:
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    Wow

  188. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    The Jays lineup tonight was brutal. No idea why Kelly Johnson and his near .400 OBP sat for Vizquel. It’s not like he’s stuggling, he has 3 hits in his last 10 AB, one of those being a homer, and he just rested on Sunday.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Feeding the Abscess, Seriously! And no Lind, either? It’s not their fault that Bautista isn’t hitting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, makes no sense…

  189. Gerbilsonice says:
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    I own Cozart in 12 team H2H league with J-Ro as my starter. My patience is running thin on Rollins and was thinking about benching him next period despite 7 gms (Cubs x1, Bravos x3, Nats x3). Meanwhile the kid gets Cubs at home x3 and three at Bucs.

    Is it time to sit the former MVP? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Note: Not much at SS on our waiver wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can sit him…

  190. royce! says:
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    Humber has to have set the record for the worst start following a perfect game. to those who watched the game, you witnessed history!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, HA!

  191. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Rios, Lind, Schierholtz, rasmus, gaby, scott, lahair

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Rios, Lind, Rasmus, Scott…

  192. paulzone says:
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    choose one out of (5×5 mixed 13 team):

    milone, burnett, zito

    • Chunk says:
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      @paulzone, Milone friend

  193. Slappy says:
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    Grey, as I said, Junichi-san! Why they don’t just make him closer….

    Hopefully, Junichi-san going all old school for the 3 inning save will do the trick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy, Not sure… If I was making the decisions, a lot of things would be different…

  194. Grey's da man! says:
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    bumgarner/schierholtz for stubbs/putz

    which side (i only have 1 closer, aceves, and would be getting the putz side obviously). fair? is it even close? other SP are zimmerman, gio, anibal, minor, marcum, cahill, lynn.

    Give a little more if rejected?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Bum side… It’s fair…

  195. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Volquez seems to be fully embracing his new HodgePadre status. No chance he’s in my lineup for his next away start (@PHI, most likely).

    • Feeding the Abscess

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      @Awesomus Maximus, If you were to start him on the road, though, against PHI would be one of your best opportunities… that offense is a wreck.

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Feeding the Abscess, The offense who just lit up Cahill? That offense? At Citizens Flank? Flanks, but no flanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Start at home, let him ride the pine away…

  196. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Christ… 2 more quality starts out of Petco for me tonight, 0 wins (thanks Clippard). I think I may set a new record for QS/W differential this season. Elias keeps track of that kind of stuff, yeah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I had the record for fantasy team that had the most men LOB last week. Elias told me.

  197. Steve says:
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    No Hold for Burnett (boooo!). A vulture win maybe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha… Holds are so maddening…

  198. grey–hows you feel about Lancy Lynn and Marcum for Yovani Gallardo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express, Looks okay, I’d want Gallardo…

  199. Lubey says:
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    Nieuwenhuis or Schierholtz or Schierhuis?

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey, Someone just picked up Nieuwenholtz

  200. Steven says:
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    Grey

    I was just offered Adam jones and Bryan lahair. Is this as bad an offer that you have seen?

    • Steven says:
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      @ grey

      For my albert pujols

      • Thrilla says:
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        @Steven, You’re getting two relatively unproven players with inflated stocks and selling low on you’re biggest investment. Could turn out really bad.

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