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Comatose Pirates Fan, I have a surprise for you.  You may want to sit down.  No, no.  It’s a good surprise.  The salad days of Willie Stargell are back!  (Though even Pops would’ve agreed salad wasn’t on his menu.)  I’m excited for the Pirates, they’ve been the Andy Dufresne of major league baseball for far too long.  They’ve been serving a sentence in the NL Central basement for a crime they did not commit.  To catch the Reds, they got their Red because if anyone knows about doing time in a terrible shituation it’s Wandy Rodriguez.  See, Wandy, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.  This helps Wandy’s value since he’s been a number four starter that should be owned everywhere but was tough to own because you knew you were punting Wins with him.  Now, he’s a number four fantasy starter with an actual chance for a dubya.  Oh, and I’m super excited to see the new-look American League Astros in 2013.  Or as Bogs would call them, the Asstros.  Hope they know they’re gonna have to come up with a DH, too.  Give the Rangers an extra 15 wins for next year and one game called due to the arcane 30-run rule.  Ed Wade’s Toupee was sipping a colada on the beaches of Trinidad when it was reached for comment.  Ed Wade’s Toupee said, “If I were still GM’ing the Astros, I would’ve never done that trade.  They didn’t get enough.  I built that team so Wandy was their 2nd best hitter.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Rodriguez - Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the hand.  It looked like he might’ve broke something and, sure enough, he’s going to the DL with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.  Look at that, I’m not even a doctor!  Though, my handwriting is illegible.  He hasn’t had an injury this bad since one of his ex-girlfriends Kegeled him during foreplay or that time when he tried to squeeze one of his girlfriend’s pecbreasts.

Mariano Rivera - Cashman said no Mo in 2012 and Hideo sat by the phone for three hours straight waiting for it to ring.

Curtis Granderson - 2-for-4 with a slam (27) and legs (7), raising his average to .249.  In the preseason, I thought he was overrated in the 2nd round, but what’s Stanton done for us lately?  God, I hope he never reads that.  I’m sorry, Giancarlo.

James McDonald – 6 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Now three straight poor starts.  Maybe it’s not him, but an impostor.  You know, McDowell’s with the Golden Arcs and their famous burger, the Big Mick.  Whatever the case is, if The Inverted W doesn’t right the ship next time against the Astros, there’s serious problems.

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Please, Dickey, don’t make me wish I Lorena Bobbit’d you.

Jordany Valdespin – So the Mets did option down Duda, but instead of playing Valdespin, they went to Scott Hairston and Andres Torres.  Just start Lord Valdespin already!  Jesus Christmas Montero, this is ridiculous!  Valdespin homered again last night.  For the seventh time.  But again as a pinch hitter.  You’re gonna mess up Met fans who already have a Tastes Great/Less Filling chant they do for Mets pinch hitters, “Rusty Staub… Lee Mazzilli!”

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  My Gio rides again!  I’d like to thank my Armenian mechanic, who I can’t understand, and charges me at least 30% more than his original estimate and, when I question him, he yells at the top of his lungs, “I should die in a car accident if he doesn’t fix!”  But even when he says hello, it seems like he’s pissed off at me, so I don’t blame him.

Tim Hudson – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners 2 Ks.  Beginning to think everyone’s a good stream vs. the Marlins.  Clunky segue, we’re still in Beta on this, but I’d like you to see if you find any kinks –> Our Streaming Pitcher Tool.

Travis Snider – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  Grab him for power.  ¡Spanish exclamation!  Plus, who couldn’t love a guy who resembles this guy?

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-4 with his 16th homer.  Member when Jazzy Phizzle went through that month and a half where he went oh-for-a-month-and-half?  It was painful like that pimple you had for the better part of 7th grade.  Well, he now has homers in three straight games.  He’ll probably hit another five in the next week then revert back to painful, so own him for the near future.

Travis Blackley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Blue Jays IN (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics) Toronto.  I previously said, “Hey, Travis Blackley, you pitchin’ for me?  You pitchin’ for me?  No, no he’s not.  Not outside of home games where the matchups are favorable.”  And that’s me quoting me!  But I’m starting to think the A’s are like the Cards with whatever pitchers they throw out there will pitch well.  I’m not ready to test that theory on one of my fantasy teams yet.  Sorry, Blackley, Joe Kelly, Westbrook, Colon and whoever else they’re throwing.

Brent Lillibridge – Indians acquired Lillibridge from the Sawx.  The Indians need an extra hitter around in case Shelley Duncan breaks someone’s arm with a high-five.

Ryan Roberts – D-Backs designated him for assignment.  That assignment was to draw trade interest from another team.  And it worked!  The Rays picked him up.  Outside of AL-Only leagues, I’d ignore Roberts, unless you have a category in your league for tattoos.

Krispie Young – 2-for-2 with a slam and legs.  As said the other day, I think Krispie is back, and even if he’s not, he should be owned to make sure.

Michael Cuddyer – 2-for-4 with his 13th and 14th homers on the year.  Cuddyer probably could’ve/should’ve/Elliott Gould’ve hit more homers by now, but there’s still time.  He is looking Triple Crown-worthy compared to Uggla, though.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4 with a slam (3) and legs (1).  Cain…Sugar!  Love that he started, loved that he gobbled up a slam and legs, loved that he hit in the three hole, but how do you bat a guy third and bench him in other games?  The Peasant Royals are infuriating.  Hopefully, they won’t bench him ever again, or until he’s about to get his 3,000th hit and they want to delay it until the next homestand.

Paul Maholm – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I know everything you ever believed in revolves around “Ignore Maholm in Fantasy,” but he’s stringing together a lot of quality starts and he’s done this for a month or two at a time in the past.

Clayton Kershaw – 5 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  It’s the Curse of ESPN’s The Mag Baseball Preview!

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Fear the Stream-o-Nator!  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see about 12 inches above in Tim Hudson’s blurb.  That’s 12 inches by a guy’s measurements.

Adam Wainwright – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I told you not to draft him, but I’ve been telling you to trade for him for the last 6 weeks.

Drew Stubbs – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  The day before he went 2-for-6.  If someone dropped him because he was hitting barely Dee Gordon’s weight in the last month, it’s worth giving him a shot.

Josh Willingham – 2-for-4 with two homers.  Guess how many homers he has?  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *taps finger, scratches chin, cracks neck, puts a tiny cast on an injured pigeon’s leg*  He has 25 homers!  And it’s July.  Wowingham.

Paul Konerko – 4-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  Welcome back, Paulie, will will never speak of that cold stretch when you looked terrible and tried to make a reality show about you deejaying in Vegas with a group of unlikeable high school friends.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Brewers bullpen provides as effective pitching relief as Lenny & Squiggy provided effective comedy relief.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-5 with a homer.  Now has two in as many games.  There the hot schmotato goes, where it stops nobody knows.

Clay Buchholz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  If you would’ve told me you’re from the future and Buchholz would go against the Rangers and only get one K, I would’ve asked you why are you time traveling with such trivial information?  Do cars fly yet or what?  I also would’ve said Buchholz must’ve gave up 7 earned in one inning and got an early hook.   Buchholz continues to look pretttttay, prettttttay good.

Alexi Ogando - He wants to be in the rotation; the Rangers might need him in the rotation and the last time he was in the rotation he pitched three innings and was injured for a month with a groin strain.  He would need to be stretched out first before he can start any games.  Maybe the Rangers can employ a medieval rack.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  See my comments for Buchholz, but remove the nice things said at the end.

Adrian Beltre – Left yesterday’s game after taking one off the ol’ melon by Padilla.  Padilla hit him because his name sounds like a girl.  “Adrian, why don’t you stay at home while your man fights in the ring?  You can’t take one hit to the head!”  Beltre’s initial concussion reports sounded positive, but he might miss a few days.  If he needs to go on the DL, two words:  Mike Olt.

Pablo Sandoval – Strained his hamstring stretching off the bag.  First, he hurts his hamate bone, now the hamstring.  I wouldn’t want to be ex-Giant Atlee Hammaker right now.

Francisco Cordero – 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  A real shock that he looked bad.  Completely serious when I say this, it’s almost like some teams don’t even know what goes on in the other league like some fantasy baseballers who play in NL-Only or AL-Only leagues.  I’d continue to hold Wilton Lopez.

Evan Longoria – Rays are saying he’s nearing a rehab assignment, so that probably means he’ll be back around mid-August, barring any setbacks.  To think there won’t be any setbacks, it might be considered Evan’s name backwards.  Oh, wait, that’s Evian.

Jason Kendall – Announced his retirement yesterday.  In honor of his retirement, we go into the Razzball archives for his epitaph:  Much like a Ken doll, Kendall had no bat.

  1. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Hanley and Choate to the Dodgers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Wow

  2. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    nice one Dr. Grey, you are a doctor of online fantasy lifestyle…that was kinda fruity. oh well, it works. Shawshank, Coming to America, and Rocky? what are 3 movies I always watch when they are on TV.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Ha, yup!

  3. Kershaw Shank Redemption says:
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    hey was checking out stream-o-matic looks good but maybe add some of the stats that were in freds streaming article the 0-swing% and opposing teams ops against L or R whatever the said pitcher is could help I just read the article today and it said gio was a good start and was said Kershaw should be bad I ignored it and he was terrible see how it works tomorrow. Streaming bailey and nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kershaw Shank Redemption, Cool, will look into it…

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Kershaw Shank Redemption, O-Swing% comes from FanGraphs and the OPS vs. info comes from MLB.com, neither of which is harvestable by Excel. In short, that info can’t be ingested by stream-o-matic currently.

  4. The G says:
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    Grey,

    Hanley and Choate to the Dodgers for Eovaldi and a scrub….thoughts?

    • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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      @The G, I have to think that this increases Eovaldi’s value, that’s a big pitchers park. I think it’s more of a wash for Hanley.

      • Sal says:
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        @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, And dodger stadium wasn’t a pitchers park to begin with?…

  5. Sam says:
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    Drop Berkman for Krispie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, Eh

      • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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        @Grey, I was debating the same thing here, and we get an “Eh” Grey?! I guess we have to make our own decision here, this is just awful! haha

  6. mdgross says:
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    Just a random baseball comment, here, but as a longtime Pirates fan, I was usually the loudest in condemning them for paying Kendall what they did, when they did. Looking back on it, I am now siding with the poor Buccos fans that sided against me in these arguments. He was an on-base fiend and even when he lost his speed and what middling power he had, he was pretty damn good. Yes, his arm sucked, but +400 OBA for years is worthy of respect.

    • mdgross says:
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      @mdgross, oh yeah, forgot this is fantasy baseball. My bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mdgross, This was written in the past on our site:

      Much like Pudge, Kendall has moved long ago from an elite fantasy catcher. But here are some crazy stats for you courtesy of Rudy: Kendall is 3rd all-time amongst Catchers (80+% of games at catcher) in Hits and Times On Base (behind Pudge and Fisk). That’s ahead of Berra, Bench, Piazza, Dickey, and Carter. And his .366 OBP beats all the aforementioned catchers except Piazza. He’s also 5th all time amongst all hitters in HBP. But his lack of power puts his Wins Above Replacement lower than those catchers and a few other non-HOF catchers like Munson, Freehan, and Darrell “Big Frames” Porter. Whew, because a Jason Kendall for HOF advocacy would be as joyless as owning him the past 7 years.

  7. Bosmosis says:
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    Can grab only one: Boesch or Rizzo? Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, Rizzo

  8. Chris J says:
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    I’m sure getting hit in the hand by a baseball hurts, but A Rod went down like someone who had a cattle prod switched on up his butt. His post game interview was just as bad where anyone would have thought he’d just been told his wang had to be amputated.

    • Bosmosis says:
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      @Chris J, My theory, which may explain A-Rod’s reaction to apparently minor injuries to various parts of his body, is that he’s a giant wang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris J, HA!

  9. Steve says:
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    Cahill and Norris. Sheesh. Even in H2H (12 teams) can I start either of these clowns?

    Opponent has Lincecum and Worley going…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Nah

  10. ritzer says:
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    @Grey
    Any chance of doing an article on pitchers likely to be shut down with an innings limit.
    Apologies if i’v missed this somewhere, I havn’t been able to look at the site as regularly as usual the last few weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ritzer, Shame on you… Will try to do one upcoming…

  11. Samuel L says:
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    Who do you think is the more likely bet for saves? Storen or Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Samuel L, Holland

  12. ferris says:
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    nl-only

    soto or jesus flores ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris, Flores

  13. JTR says:
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    Stream Mcallister vs. DET or Laffey vs. OAK?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, McAllister

  14. Steven says:
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    Cut Amarista now for Jordany or wait til we know what’s up? Or would you skip him for someone like Bloomquist or Rutledge or Dozier.. Or Theriot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Rutledge

  15. Ari says:
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    I was offered this trade:
    I get Tulowitzki and Lester and give up Jordan Zimmerman

    It’s a keeper league and I’m in 11th place so I’m thinking more about the future.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Ari, take it and run like the wind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ari, Nice trade

  16. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    What are your thoughts on Brad Lincoln? Would you own him over Storen? Lincoln says there are numerous teams that want him. Do you think he could end up in a closing role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, No and no…

  17. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    Also, would you own Stubbs or Cheesy Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Rasmus

  18. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:10 team h2h keeper(K’s and K/9),I just traded Willingham for Gio.I should be very happy w/ this move right?

    also,same league ROS Holland or Ricky Cool Jay?

    thnks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oilcan Giuseppe, Good deal… Holland…

  19. ManuteBologna says:
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    Too bad the Rays zombie reanimation only gets used on relievers…I could really use a 2b/3b elibility like Roberts. Someone should tell Joe Madden that position players are more valuable to zombify!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ManuteBologna, Ha

  20. Lob Ball says:
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    I dropped Uggla. I feel great. I feel like I did when I dropped my girlfriend about 2 years after I should have. Yet she did win $50,000 in the lotto about 2 weeks after we broke up.

    • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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      @Lob Ball, WOW

    • TheONE says:
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      @Lob Ball, hilarious!! this story made my morning, thanks Lob

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lob Ball, HA!

  21. Just a Bit Outside says:
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    I have Tulo, Desmond, and Plouffe, and I’d REALLY like to fill my SS position. Who do I pickup? Amarista, Alexei, Espinosa, or Peralta?

    • Just a Bit Outside says:
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      Valdespin’s out there too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Just a Bit Outside, Espinosa

  22. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Hughes vs. BOS Fri
    Anibal @ TOR Sat
    Minor vs. PHI Sun
    Oswalt vs. CHW Sun

    Thanks!

    • Jon says:
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      One more:

      Milone @ TOR Thu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Start none in some leagues…

  23. HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatballs says:
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    Great stuff as always braj! While i think the beloved buccos overpaid for Wandy, there is no doubt that he’s an upgrade over Correia for the next 2-3 seasons. Let’s go Bucs!

    An email from Pedro in Pittsburgh:
    “I don’t like the Wandy trade… i love it!!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatballs, Thanks! Ha…

  24. Deadwoods says:
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    Top two to replace A-Rod while on DL: Alvarez, Murphy, Headley, Chipper Jones, Seager, Plouffe (if he doesn’t end up on DL)

    • Kershaw Shank Redemption says:
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      @Deadwoods, without a doubt headley if he gets dealt should know by the end of the week his number outside of petco are good.

      • Deadwoods says:
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        Holding Marcum on my DL spot and A-Rod out 6-8 weeks. Drop A-Rod?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Deadwoods, Sure… Alvarez

  25. TheONE says:
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    good morning gentlemen. H2H pts league with holds Doolittle or David Hernandez? I’m breaking my head over this one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheONE, Doolittle

  26. Crumpy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need to backfill for ARod. Who do you got over the next 4-6 weeks, Tori Hunter, Ruggiano or Garett Jones?

    thanks,
    Crumpy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crumpy, Hunter

  27. Tony says:
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    yesterday was effing terrible, kershaw 8 runs? mcdonald 5 runs? i throw Quintana vs MIN he cruises for 5 innings then blows up for 4 runs total, then i bench my best starter wainy, then in another league i throw cliff lee and bench bucholz which was a no brainer since he was AT TEXAS? right!? good lord…. my teams are dead in the water on weds morning….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, Damn, that sucks…

  28. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Wandy just dropped in 12 teamer, lose Liriano, Holland, or “K” Rod for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony, K-Rod

  29. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    Nice write up!

    I was wondering if you could please rank these OF for the ROS:

    Cain
    Fowler
    Swisher
    Quentin

    Thanks!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, Thanks! Cain, Fowler

  30. Booya says:
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    Cain, krispie or boesch to replace arod at util?

    Thanks

    • Booya says:
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      Top 2 please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Boesch, Krispie

  31. ball says:
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    What kind of numbers does Sanchez put up the rest of the year in Detroit? How much of my AL only $100 FAAB should I be using on this guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ball, Depends how much you need pitching… $16… He’d probably go for more in my league… You know how I feel about his move from yesterday’s article…

  32. Holmes says:
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    Cain, Boesh, Krispie, or Stubbs? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, Boesch, Krispie

  33. Ari says:
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    What do you think of Josh Reddick’s future? I’m trying to decide if he’s someone I should consider as a keeper or if I should look to package him with someone else to try and get a guy like Adam Jones.
    Of those two – Reddick & Jones – who would you take as a keeper?

    • quimmy says:
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      @Ari, Is that a real question? Kidding, Jones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ari, Jones is much better

  34. HotRod says:
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    Need speed…consider dropping Rickie Weeks for Segura?? Does he stick w the big clud w aybar going down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Try Segura

  35. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve successfully Ron Popeil’d Wilin Rosario for a few weeks now. Just wanted to ask if you’d prefer him over Doumit and Arencibia.

    Also, I was hoping Berkman would come back productive, but after not doing much and last night’s injury, is he droppable in a 12-team OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, JP for now… Depends who he’s being dropped for…

  36. Schizer says:
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    Bumgarner & Kendrick for Pedroia & Panda. Which side?

    If taken, I’ll be trading Lawrie for Cliff Lee. Wanted to get Panda so I’d have a decent 3B but his newest injury scares me…what do you think?

    Thanks!

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      @Schizer, 12 team H2H btw…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schizer, I wouldn’t trade for a guy that might be about to go on the DL…

  37. JoeB. says:
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    Asked you a few days ago who would more likely be closing by the end of the year- Andrew Bailey or Wilton Lopez- and you said Bailey. Care to change your answer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeB., Sure, you can go with Lopez…

  38. Prettyflyforawhiteguy says:
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    Please rank ROS:

    Nolasco, Beckett, Buchholz, Jimenez, Billingsley, Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prettyflyforawhiteguy, Clay, Beckett…

  39. Watson says:
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    Pick 3 of these 4 to start for the rest of the week:

    Scherzer @ Cle today
    Parker @ Bal Fri
    Fiers vs Wash Fri
    Sheets vs Phi Fri

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, Not Parker

  40. Paul says:
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    Keeper league question – 12 team mixed. C, 1b, 2b, 3b, SS, 3xOF, util, 1450 innings

    For next year, I’m keeping the following in rounds that provide reasonable to good value;

    C-
    1b- Craig
    2b-
    SS- Tulo
    3b- Longoria
    OF- Braun
    OF- Krispie Young
    OF- Lorenzo Cain
    UTil- Moustakas

    Bench – Headley, Wil Myers

    Pitchers – Moore, Smardijza, Wilhelsen, Wheeler, Anibal, Brett Anderson?

    Would keeping Posey as a 4th/5th round pick be reasonable value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul, It’s okay…

  41. harkrider says:
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    about to make this trade

    Bruce and Posey for Gio, Kimbrel, and Mauer

    Who else should I drop from my team or add to the trade?

    Casilla, Marmol, Reed, Pestano, Clippard, McDonald, or Hanson

    My other SP’s are Morrow, Kennedy, Fister, and Fiers

    I am leading in Saves, but I need to make up some ground in K’s, WHIP and ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Pestano

  42. Hi Grey — The team that just lost A-Rod has offered me Prince Fielder for David Wright. I have Miggy that I can move to 3B. Most second half rankings I’ve seen have them ranked more or less the same, and you had Prince a little higher.

    But my team’s needs aren’t HR they are SB, R, AVE, and SVs. I’m guessing Prince and Wright are a wash on R and AVE, and I might lose 8 or 10 SBs with the deal. But maybe SBs are less of a problem since I just traded for De Aza.

    But my relievers are Parnell, Cook Cishek, and FrankFrank. The other guy has Joe Nathan, Broxton, and Andrew Bailey. Would it be bad karma to trade for an injured guy? What about Wright + Parnell for Prince + Bailey? Or do you see some other combination?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Parnell addition is fine… Trade’s fair…

  43. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Please rank C Ross, Boesch, Krispie, Snider.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Paul says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo,

      Krispie, Ross, Snider, Boesch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Boesch, Krispie

  44. supra says:
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    Just lost A-Rod, not loving Seager stuck in the 3B slot… one guy offered Aramis for J.Parker. I’m gonna give it a shot at getting a mid level closer thrown in.

    That leaves me in a 12-tm keeper with Halladay, Sabathia, Wilson, Anibal, Wandy, Sheets. And Buccholz, Millone are FA’s.

    Thoughts?

    • supra says:
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      P.S. Aramis 5th rd guy, Parker 24th rd, hence the offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, I’d take Aramis

      • supra says:
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        @Grey, Ok, just got ARam and Clippard for Parker…

        Now I need Pujols to not be injured. Jesus Cristo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

  45. chilidavisconcarne says:
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    I have lawrie at 3b, and middlebrooks at utility in a Yahoo h2h, OBP not avg league. Been offered Corey Hart for Lawrie…have Heyward and Stubbs as 2nd and 3rd of right now….basically, the question is: which set do you like more for the test of the year, lawrie, middlebrooks and Stubbs, or middlebrooks, Hart, and say, goldschmidt or krispy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chilidavisconcarne, Lawrie side

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you rather have at UTIL:

    Freeman, Aramis, Goldy, Krispie, Ike, Cain Sugah?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, add Reddick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Goldy, Boesch

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, but I didn’t put Boesch in there. Ha! You must want me to put him down, huh?

  47. Matt says:
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    Morning, Chris Young or Carl Crawford ROS?

    • HotRod says:
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      @Matt,

      Crawford

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        ^Yup

  48. Todd25 says:
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    Grey the trade from yesterday got countered, is this still fair, considering the point in the season we are at. not a keeper league.

    tex, t.hanson, weaver for capuano, gallardo, morse, J-up (replacing bruce yesterday)

    i would be getting the tex side, heres deal, i need production, and i plan on swiping milone off waivers to replace the 2-for-1 hole in pitching after i give hanson a start or 2 to redeem his value. and i figure to replace a disappointing J-Up with cain sugar off waiver. sound good?

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Todd25, also the fact that j-up will not be traded now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25, It’s fair…

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey, much thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  49. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: how do you rank these two start option for next week?

    Nolasco (@atl, @was)
    Leake (vs Sd, vs pit)
    Mahlon (vs pit, @lad)
    Harvey (@sf, @sd)
    Harang (vs ari, vs chc)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Leake, Maholm

  50. EK says:
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    Krispie or Harper ROS?
    12 team H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Harper

  51. chunk says:
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    Sometimes I laugh at your jokes that I don’t even get, you’re that funny.

    16 team points league, are you starting any of
    Milone @tor,
    AJ@ houston,
    Jackson @ Mil?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Ha, thanks… AJ, Edwin…

  52. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Capuano @ STL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Yup

  53. @Grey: Can you pick the 2 OF’s I should keep moving forward? Colby Rasmus, Josh Reddick, Howie Kendrick, or Alfonso Soriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicago Mike, Rasmus, Reddick

  54. ernie says:
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    Nolasco vs ATL. Start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ernie, Start

  55. Chillmodious says:
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    Who sits today, Howie Kendrick or Desmond Jennings?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Jennings

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Dah! Games just locked and I had Howie on the bench. Oh well…maybe I’ll get a little good karma from Jennings today after I sat Krispie last night. Thanks for responding nonetheless.

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Chillmodious, ooh, small silver lining: Per rotowire, Maddon says DJ will continue to bat leadoff and hopes he’s “going to be back there for good.”

          All I can think of after reading that is your patented (or patent pending) “We shall see. Or not!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops… Here goes nothing!

  56. EK says:
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    Pls rank for a spot (h2h pts):

    Masterson @ MIN
    Bedard @ HOU
    Karstens @ HOU
    Blackley @ BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Masterson, Bedard

  57. Mookie wilson says:
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    Dropped Krispie for Belt a month ago, then Belt for Boesch last week. Complete the circle and drop Boesch for Young? Could also lose Rizzo or Middlebrooks. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  58. Steve says:
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    For utility spot ROS – Krispie or Pedro Alvarez? Thanks.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Steve, I’m not Grey (duh!), but I faced this same conundrum and went with Krispie based on the logic that their BA’s will probably be about the same (read: crappy) and Krispie could be close in HRs but obviously bring more speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krispie

  59. potus says:
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    Rasmus, Lind, Boesch is that the correct order?

    TIA

    YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right…

  60. Chillmodious says:
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    Danny Espinosa doing work! And soon he’ll be Danny EspinoSSa…me likey.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Chillmodious, he’s already Danny EspinoSSa for me in Yahoo. I’m down since Tulo still has a sore vagina.

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Wilsonian, So I guess you could say “Tulo has an ache near his culo.” Hey-o!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Oh, yeah…

  61. Wilsonian says:
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    Broseph, in #46 I asked this: Who would you rather have at UTIL:

    Freeman, Aramis, Goldy, Krispie, Ike, Cain Sugah, Reddick?

    You said Goldy, Boesch.

    I didn’t have Boesch in there. Not being a puta, but what would be your ranking of the guys I said?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My bad… Goldy, Reddick

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks man. No worries. You do a kickass job of answering all these questions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  62. Lob Ball says:
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    Bernadina or Stubbs? All categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs

  63. Sagnof specialist says:
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    Non-keeper someone offered me des jennings for aceves. Should I accept?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  64. Azt says:
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    Howie Kendrick or Rickie Weeks for ROS?

    Thanks for all the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  65. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I now have Votto, Desmond and A-Hole on the f’n DL. I loved the comment from Chris J (#8) about A-Hole’s reaction after being hit. I was watching and am here to confirm his comment.

    Anyway, which one of these future HOFs would you recommend for 3B:

    McGeheeheehee
    Frazier
    Chavez
    Seager

    That’s all I could muster without throwing up in my mouth and punching the screen. I am f’n screwed, ain’t I?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Seager… It’s not that bad for a few weeks… Hopefully… Maybe… Yeah, it’s not great…

  66. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Cain or Rasmus ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  67. jack says:
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    Rizzo with a steal yesterday and a slam (and 2 RBIs so far) today! Your trust and patience with him is paying off. Luckily I had noone to bench him for with Votto out, so my involuntary patience is paying off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so…. I have him on an important team…

  68. Hi Grey — Of the pitchers I name below, are there any you WOULDN’T take in return for Berkman or Kendricks? Which are the top 3 or 4 to shoot for among the group (these are solid starters on teams in my league who are over on innings and weak on offense):

    Tim Hudson
    Kuruda
    Garza
    Voglesong
    JZimmerman
    Sale
    Shields
    Wainwright

    Also, who should I offer first between Kendricks and Berkamn?

    Thanks….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t take Shields or Kuroda… Zimm, Sale, Vogel…

  69. EK says:
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    Uggla or Utley ROS (h2h pts)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uggla

  70. Carnac says:
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    Buster Olney is reporting that Dee Gordon will likely move to the bench when he returns from the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Wow, look at all that definition. She must work out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice…

  71. airweino says:
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    Trade my Bourjos and WandyRod for Kennedy?

    Need to free up a roster spot and need Ratio help. Kennedy under contract for another couple years as is Bourjos. Wandy a FA after 2012.

    Who would be better the rest of the way for ratios: Wandy or Ian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian

      • airweino says:
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        @Grey,

        What if I could do the same deal but get Dempster instead of Ian?

  72. Paul says:
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    Keeper league

    Posey or Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul, Heyward

  73. TheTinDoor says:
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    Streaming tool is very cool. Where are you exporting projected starters for the next several days from?

    The other piece I use when streaming is opponent splits vs. Lefties/Righties. Some of the splits are pronounced – Milwaukee crushes righties, but is 3rd worst in the game against lefties. Atlanta is the opposite. I’m guessing adding that would enhance the accuracy of your predictor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheTinDoor, Thanks! Lefty and Righty splits are good but harder to track for the tool… Take follow ups to the newest post…

  74. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS****

  75. LVHawk says:
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    Would you give up Hanson and Soto for Wieters and Holland in a 16 team 5×5 league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I wouldn’t…

  76. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Ryan Roberts or Eric Chavez to replace A Rod in my AL only league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roberts…

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey, On a related question, Roberts or Johnny Damon?

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