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A lot of talk has been made about the Fantasy Baseball Overlord causing all of these injuries this year.  What people haven’t mentioned as much is the why.  FBO was born in a small Jamaican village outside of Kingston.  His family was wealthy from manufacturing fertilizer, though this came with a severe downside — the smell of manure.  Knowing how cruel kids can be, it’s no surprise they would pick on FBO.  The school jocks, specifically the baseball players were the worst.  Constantly mocking his ever-present stench, they nicknamed him Fecal Body Odor, or FBO for short.  It got so bad that teachers and adults started calling him FBO.  Eventually, people called him FBO without even knowing what it stood for.  Rather than trying to shake the nickname, FBO decided to have it empower him.  First, he tried to get into banking, thinking he could convince people it stood for Fixed Buyout.  Then he got an internship with the Field Botanists of Ontario.  Neither worked for him, but he did have some knowledge of voodoo from his Jamaican aunt and always harbored hate for baseball players, so Fantasy Baseball Overlord – or FBO, for short, was born.  With that said, Adam Wainwright went for an MRI on his elbow and the FBO said, “Eat it, Wainwright!”  The Cards are saying his UCL is fine and it’s just tennis elbow.  Hopefully this isn’t game, set, match for him.  He received a cortisone shot, and there’s no word yet on a DL stint.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Oscar Taveras – Didn’t play yesterday, yielding to Randal Grichuk, who sounds like a character from The Big Lebowski.  You tell me where you think Taveras is going when Adams returns on Friday?

Grant Balfour – 2 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 0 baserunners and the save.  Of course, he did.  The ‘he’ there could be Maddon or Balfour.  Take your pick.  As I speculated yesterday, Blahfour could, and did get the next save, and could be in line for the rest of the season’s saves or get replaced.  Blafour would be the guy to own, but it’s hard to say.  I mean ‘hard to say’ in both interpretations of the phrase.

Andres Torres – Red Sox signed him to a minor league contract.  He’ll backup the three outfield positions and hoist Pedroia to the faucet when he’s brushing his teeth.

Rubby De La Rosa – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I warned people against owning him, but I get the sense some people might’ve just picked him up so they could drop him and say, “I rubbed one out.”

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Who do you think you are, Khris Davis?  That works less well if you have Siri speak it out.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Red Sox, which is either a more or less impressive thing depending on what coast you’re on.  I’m guessing more impressive if you’re on the West Coast, because right now everyone hates the Red Sox on the East Coast, even Red Sox fans.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love Chen’s next start in Tampa, but I could see streaming it.  And that’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin!

Carlos Beltran – Was able to make throws yesterday.  Just in time to join Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui for the Yankees Old Timer’s Game.

Masahiro Tanaka – 9 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the Mariners.  The line doesn’t say the whole story.  He struggled to keep his composure a little bit in this game, like when one fan called him Ichiro.

Derek Jeter – 2-for-5 and 2 steals.  They must’ve moved 2nd base closer to 1999.

Justin Smoak – Landed on the DL with a quad injury.  He says he should be able to return when first eligible.  Too bad for the Mariners.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Only one more to catch Erick Aybar!  So, apparently, Cano needs Yankees around to hit homers.  Hey, maybe Cougars turn him on too.

Francisco Liriano – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  Vance Worley might replace him.  Even his mom, Jo Anne, is Laugh In at that.

Gerrit Cole – Played catch from 90 feet.  When he returns at the end of the month, he will be pitching from 2nd base.

Wilson Ramos – Hit the DL.  He expects to be ready as soon as the 15 days are up.  And, really, he’s gotta be if he wants to keep on pace for five DL stints in one year.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks as I streamed him in one league (actually an extended stream because I had him for his previous game against the Padres when he went 8 IP, 0 ER with 11 Ks).  Mr. Roark’s making my dreams come true!  He also gets the Astros next time out at home, and here’s hoping no one will tattoo Roark.  I’m a Fantasy Island pun machine!

Matt Cain – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Old habits die hard yadda squared, but you gotta stop thinking of Matt Cain as an ace.

Trevor Bauer – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA up to 4.24.  Unfortch for his owners, he’s proving an always valuable lesson.  Sexy young pitchers are good in theory, but most times a veteran in a good matchup is better.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-3.  He’s hitting .393 on the year.  Zoinks!  Should we start defrosting Ted Williams frozen head?  Yes, we should.  Worst case scenario, we can always serve it to the Zombino, V-Mart.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and hitting .178.  Conspiracy Alert!  Are the scorekeepers crediting every third hit by Santana to Chisenhall?  I think they might.

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 17th steal.  He’s cooled off a bit since a hot April (.236 in May), but he’s hitting over .400 in June and you paid nothing for him in your drafts and he had 10 steals in the ‘bad’ month of May, so please stop your whining.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  No idea where the Ks are but I’ve watched him in his last two starts and he looks like hot butter inside a microwave on the back of a camel in the Sahara, so I’m guessing the Ks will come around.  No fear, FOR (Friend of Razzball; acronyms suck when I gotta explain them).

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 1 run a day after homering.  Maybe his name is Mostsuckass because he’s constantly sucking us in.

Jered Weaver – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks ERA up to 3.51.  I’d like nothing more than to see Jered Weaver fail.  Why is that?  I’m gonna have to ask my shrink.  My shrink’s name is Captain Morgan and coke.

Collin Cowgill – 2-for-3.  This comes a day after he homered, which is fresh to def and all, but The Sciosciapath is platooning him with Calhoun, which is killing both of their values.

Tommy Milone – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.47.  Look at the Homeschooler, going all Road Scholar.  Is it sad I needed spell check for the word scholar?  I still would lean towards starting Milone strictly in O.co, okay (almost stutterer!)?

Yu Darvish – 9 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.11.  Raycess!  Oh, wait, that’s 311.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Damn, wish I didn’t trade him away for Tulo.  I am totally kidding!  Nah, gloating isn’t cool.  It’s awesome!

Jose Altuve – Tweaked his oblique and is day-to-day.  The injury happened when an 8-year-old got a little too close to the bread basket.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4 and two homers (11, 12).  Ugh, I picked him up after games locked yesterday for Thursday’s short schedule, thinking he would get rowdy-bowdy against Miley today.  What’s the chances he hits three homers today after hitting two yesterday?  Okay, say it again, but lie to me.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he returned from his sore knee.  Glad he came back, now Barbara Bush can shut up about giving Junior’s knee to Springer.  She’s such a big fan!

Alex Presley – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  Geez, soon we’re gonna be doing whole Astros roundups.  Rut-roh!  Presley is one of those guys that I’m watching like a cyclops with a monocle, because he’s been bad and is on waivers everywhere, but he can be much better.

Dallas Keuchel – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.38.  I shouldn’t have dropped you, I get it!  It’s not nice to keep rubbing it in my face.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.29.  See, that whole xFIP is low and a guy’s ERA is supposed to come down is all well and good, but unless you’re in a league against the Fangraphs Database and it’s giving you a bye on a bad BABIP, it doesn’t matter.

Aaron Hill – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  It’s taking a whole lot of tryin’ to get up this Hill.

Cliff Lee – Played catch yesterday.  Ruben Studdard stood off to the side and sang Cat’s in the Cradle.  It was a really touching scene.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the Padres.  I just thought of how perfect the symmetry is that San Diego is named after Friars and they never score.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks in Philly.  Nice away start for a high-end Hodgepadre (prior to game home/away ERA:  2.33/4.41).  The crazy thing (maybe not that crazy) is his peripherals completely change on the road.  I can understand BABIP, some parks are more forgiving, or more homers in away games, but his Ks drop dramatically and his walks skyrocket.  Just so weird (maybe not that weird) how different he becomes.

Hanley Ramirez – Scratched with irritation in his AC joint.  In the heat of the summer you gotta make sure your AC is working.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA to 3.33.  Before he pitched in the league, he was often compared to David Wells, and that still seems apt.  Only Ryu’s uniform doesn’t look borrowed from a very large homeless person.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 1.85.  Whenever a tiny guy has an ERA below his weight, Pedro Martinez gets his wings.  Not like an angel, I mean hot wings.  On our Player Rater, you can see how many starters are in front of Cueto — yup.  And as you see there, he’s getting a lot less bang on his Win bucks or he’d be way out in front — yup, yup and wow.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Usually this game of Bruce’s is then followed by seventeen games of homers and ribbies and ecstasy, but so far this year Bruce has been as difficult to watch as E Street Band’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.  Since when did Springsteen start playing with Phish?  They’re a jam band now?

Wily Peralta – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.90.  Somewhere, our fantasy basketball and pitching profile man, JB, loved a little bit deeper, spoke sweeter and I gave forgiveness for ragging on his Peralta love.  Not that much forgiveness because his K-rate is still a bit yawnstipating and I’d expect some regression on his ERA.  The Stream-o-Nator is claiming it’s going to come in his next game.

Jonathan Lucroy - 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .341 on the year, hitting near-.450 in the least week, and his average means more than most catchers because he plays nearly every day.  Only has four homers on the year though.  He’s like opposite world’s Evan Gattis.  To you and me, that’s anyone who has never stapled together their pants.

Jacob deGrom - 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 3.44.  Next stop, 4.00.  All aboard to Shitsville!

Justin Verlander – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Don’t worry, deGrom, Verlander is saving you a spot.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  Meanwhile, Frank Thomas wrote a strongly worded email to Telemundo to not use The Big Hurt in subtitles when talking about Abreu.

John Danks – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This year red is blue and white is Charlie Blackmon, but Danks is still Danks, and I wouldn’t touch him.

Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Pirates, ERA up to 2.81.  As said previously, just when you think it’s safe to start Hammel, he does this.  When you bench him, he throws a gem.  He’s basically the starter equivalent to George Costanza when he decides to do everything opposite.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Twins.  He’s looked solid as a starter so far — three straight Quality Starts.  Do I think you can prolly get what he’s giving from a streamer in most mixed leagues?  Am I the most handsomest mustachioed man since Selleck and Mattingly both shaved?

Josh Willingham – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  That’s his fifth homer in only 23 games.  He’s gone full WillingH.A.M.

Phil Hughes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the suddenly dead-in-the-water Blue Jays.  Here’s a particularly interesting theory about the Blue Jays sudden lack of hitting by frequent commenter, OaktownSteve, “I think the only logical explanation is that every Toronto Blue Jay has an identical twin who is just not quite as good at baseball and they have it worked out where sometimes twin #1 team shows up and rakes and sometimes twin #2 team shows up and can’t hit the barnside of a broad.  It also explains why they are having particular trouble with the Minnesota Twins.  It reminds them of the moral and ethical questions about their plan that leaves them in a vulnerable, conflicted state.”

Joe Mauer – 3-for-4, 1 run, raising his average to .263.  I’ve been a vocal critic of Rotoworld’s in the past on their Mauer ranking in the top 10 this year, but I must say his 15 RBIs on the year is way better than Chisenhall had in one game.  He’s even better than Reed Johnson on the year!  Though he is one RBI off Derek Dietrich, so there’s some room here to improve!

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Another five games like that and he might get to Mauer’s lofty RBI totals!

Brian Dozier – Exited yesterday’s game after colliding with Eduardo Nunez.  Nunez said after the game, “If he dies, he dies.”  Granted, Nunez had just watched Rocky IV on TNT.  Dozier hopes to return on Friday, you can now exhale, Angela Bassett.

Carlos Gonzalez- Reported here first after inferring shizz from other sources, CarGo will miss five weeks after having a “fatty mass with tentacles” removed from his finger.  What an Octopussy!

Josh Rutledge – 2-for-3, 3 runs, hitting .364.  Hot schmotato alert!  I grabbed him for his start today and if he hits, I may just lose Emily Boneface.  Stay tuned.  Or not.  Your choice.

Justin Morneau – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  There’s rose-colored glasses that make everything better, but, specifically for fantasy, it’s beer goggles, because everyone looks better in Coors.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Won’t you at least own him while he’s home?

Charlie Blackmon – 0-for-5, now hitting .291, after he was hitting around .380 when I told you to sell him after his hot April.  Not to make this all racially-charged, but it’s going to get to the point where you don’t want Blackmon on your team.

Tyler Matzek – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I said yesterday, “My Hope It’s Not The Mexican Talking Gut Call Of The Day goes to Matzek striking out ten Braves.”  I didn’t say that blindly.  I knew Matzek was a strikeout guy that has trouble with his control and the Braves are a team that would be prone to getting beat by a guy like that.  That’s all well and good, but I can’t get excited about a young Rockies pitcher.

Julio Teheran – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  This was retaliation by the Regression Fairies for their friends being stoned in Teheran.

  1. Polaaaaancoooooooo says:
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    I dont Want choo back.

  2. gareth says:
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    Chris Johnson versus chacin @ corrs

    Or

    Chris Carter versus miley @ Arizona

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Carter

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Jef

  3. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Is dropping Segura for Santana premature? And I may be on board for dumping Emily for Rutledge

    Does anyone know how Worley has done in the minors?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yes, hold Segura

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Emily as well. Not sure on Worley.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Mike: Let’s all hold Emily…she looks like she could use a hug…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha!

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: Hold Segura, he’s gonna come around soon

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: My barber used to go to high school with Worley: word on the street is his breakout year was fueled by PED’s… He hasn’t done shit since…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

  4. Alan says:
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    In an innings-limit league, do you bother with stroman at NYY or at CIN? Sorry I skipped the rockies guys cus i am jealous i dont own any of them.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      SON’s not a big fan at $5.5 against NYY, but it’s not awful. Might be able to find better options if you’re streaming.

  5. gareth says:
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    The continuing joe Mauer / rotoworld jokes are hilarious. He really is readily supplying the fodder for you this year.

    A .254 average? 15 rbi’s? Did this movie plot happen to Mauer and Kurt Suzuki in real life?

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0096380/

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mauer power

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Wow i remember that one

  6. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: what does that mean? i see you say it all the time

      • gareth says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: its a nickname, bestowed by j-foh as he noticed I would (unintentionally) comment three times in quick succession.

        • Sherm says:
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          @gareth: Thanks for letting us know. I was wondering, too.

  7. matlock says:
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    What should i do with chase headley lamarr? dump for rutledge in an 18 teamer?

    Now go do that vodoo that you do sooooo weellllllll!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      I would hold Headley

  8. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    12 team league with K/bb instead of total k’s and QS. want to stream Tomlin (guys who don’t walk anybody are big in K/BB), weakest part of staff is likely wily p/stroman/mchugh. mchugh’s start is coming up, so probably not him. stroman’s been good lately, but coming up sched not easy. guys like tomlin/elias/milone/leake/morton/harang/garcia/quintana/gausman/danks abide in free agency.
    2. same league, are we getting close to dropping harrison for rutledge, or wait till one loses job/injured, as other secures job?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Tomlin’s solid. Lots of good options there.

      2. Harrison’s PT looks pretty secure with Walker out.

  9. Redlegs says:
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    An Octopussy, indeed. No one’s buying this glass turd from me, now!

    Beltre, Bautista, & Gardner for Longoria, Posey, & Hanley? My outfield is a mess without CarGo and his calamari tumor.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s fair. Sounds like you need the OF help.

  10. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Johnny Cueto….Jesus Christ. Didn’t see that one coming. It’s like a quick hand down the pants by an expensive prostitute at a craps table in Vegas.

    • The Strolg says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: I have officially replaced my Farrah poster with a Cueto one!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What’s up?

    big up to my friend ‘Phil of the Future’ and Chris Carter’s two-homer night! Well done, Phil and good job hanging on to him when everyone else lost attention. He was in my radar especially for his 211 ABs in OAK when he hit 16 HRs and drove in 50 RBIs. [Trust me, I did the math for a 600 AB season.] So, yeah it’s good he’s starting to prove his potential worth. His 2013 season scared me away in the main.

    On the WW front in my league…Someone dropped…CARGO!!! I was 7th out of 10 on the waiver wire and got heeeeem!!!!! Dropped ‘Stroman to pick him up.

    cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Must be a public league…thats where you see crazy drops like that and no one paying attention to claim him with a higher waiver position.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Yeah, and I’m sorry to boast or brag about it. It’s not my intention. I see this site as a useful tool for like-minded friends to console, get together and give sound advice whenever and wherever possible. A little positive criticism is okay, but mostly to give courage!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Fireball Feliz says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Boast and brag to your hearts content! No one here cares

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Brag all you want…i would if i just got cargo with that waiver spot

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Ha, thx Ante. If I was in a 12-teamer I prob would have dropped Carter earlier in May truthfully, but my league is much deeper than that. Here’s to hoping he comes around and goes on a run. My poor man’s Adam Dunn!

      Congrats on Cargo, good luck the rest of the way.

      P.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Ante GALIC: you wont be bragging and boasting when he comes back and doesnt do shit for you and you go thru the rest of the season with a revolving door of average OF’s trying to vie for his spot and before you know you are 3-6 and pretty much done for the season…..lol…i applaud the guy who dropped him i hope Arcia helps him win the league

  12. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Drop Macbado for Huston Street?
    10 team h2h points
    I own Xander and carpenter with 3rd base eligibility and Pablo and Lawrie are both free agents…shallow as hell.

    Thankkkk you

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds like you have better options in that league.

  13. CharlesInCharge says:
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    T. Walker/Dozier
    for
    Anibal
    Fair?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair, but I’d prefer the side with the bat.

  14. Robert D says:
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    Need a top starter desperately near bottom in K’s. Here’s my staff second in wins, era,whip, first in saves.
    Perkins, Gray,Cobb, Ryu,C. Allen, S Cishek. J.Soria, Wainwright, and picked up next week Odorizzi.
    Plus have Cole on DL.
    So far can get Teheran, for Dee Gordon could then pick up Rutledge would suffer greatly in SB.
    I have lots to trade Zimmerman, Hosmer both currently on bench, Chisenhall, Pujols, or any of 4 could easily be traded.
    Have Arenado, and C. Gonzalez on DL.
    Should I do Teheran for Gordon, what is fair value for a Bumgarner, Strasburg,Darvish type I’m offering Pujols for any of them so far nothing.
    Thanks.

    • @Robert D: See if somebody would bite on Lonie, NO way he keeps hitting near .400 all year, trade him while he is HOT!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phenom, but I’d do the Gordon deal as well

  15. Slim

    Slim says:
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    ? I watched the Marlins-Rangers game, well some – some.
    We both know Darvish was really mowing them down – down.
    But who would you rather own Tanaka or Yu – Yu?

    • Slim

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      @Slim: The question mark was supposed to be a musical note. I guess they don’t like that. I tried using pi(?) in a post and it didn’t like that either. There’s probably a way I just don’t know it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still don;t know how to post a picture if it makes you feel better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slim: Tanaka, but apples and apples… Gotta ask Sky how to post pics

  16. Jasen says:
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    Ok so I need a guy to plug in at utility since a.jackson is killing me with ineptitude.
    O.ARCIA
    J.WILLINGHAM
    K.MORALES
    Which of these mighty twin hitters should I pick up

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Jasen: Jasen, IMO, these are my findings.

      Last 7 days…Willingham
      Last 14 days…Willingham
      Last 21 days…Willingham
      Conclusion…Willingham

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • dubjay says:
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        @Ante GALIC:
        sooooo…..what are you saying exactly?

  17. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Grey it greatly disappoints me that you dropped Keuchel. He gets me hotter than watching a Kate Upton- Katy Perry love making session on a bed made of bacon. As Jayo Felony would say “That’s hotter than fish grease”

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Mike: mmmmmmm fish grease

    • ashtray says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Kate Upton looks like she loves bacon.

  18. Playgrounder says:
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    Got Latos and Walkee coming off DL and have to lose 2 players. Which 2 go? I’m thinking Ryu and Davis.

    Ryu
    Kennedy
    Eovaldi
    Wade Davis
    Walker
    Latos

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eovaldi, Davis

      • Bunny says:
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        @Mike: Interesting. I dropped Ryu. My staff is such a mess. All razzball favs and I’m last in wins and ERA, next to bottom in Ks and Whip.

  19. I am by no means a fan of Mostsuckass, but after watching him play the last couple days he looks different, no he didn’t lose weight or get a haircut, but he doesn’t return to the dugout after making an out looking like Miguel Olivo, wanting to bite someones ear off.

    Even the Royals announcer have noticed it saying “Mike” has changed, much happier and content, and now he goes back to the dugout and cheers on the next guy up.

    Maybe he will live up to some of his potential after all…MAYBE, or maybe he just wants to be a Royals cheerleader..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I hope you’re right for his sake.

    • Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Don’t you remember yesterday when Grey told you this how he sucks you in.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Toe Nee Arm Ass: you think that’s what Grey could’ve meant by that. he intends to make his coaches/teammates/us think he’s suddenly a “nice guy” and should maybe keep his job up here for that reason?

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Mount Katahdin in Maine is the first place in the U.S. to get sunlight each morning.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Not to be a jerk, as a Mainer though, it’s technically Cadillac Mt. in Acadia National Park.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @MattTruss223: But you knew what i meant so you are a jerk, Ha

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Ha, yes, but they aren’t the same thing, they are in totally different places. Don’t want people wandering to Katahdin to see the US’s first sunlight when they should be down on Mount Desert Island, ya know?

          • Fireball Feliz says:
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            @MattTruss223: Good guy Matt, thanks for lookin out for the tourists

    • Wake Up says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Not to pile on but, people round Baxter just say Katahdin. Since it means great mountain, saying Mount Katahdin, is like saying you only YOLO once, brah. Oh Mount Greatest Mountain, my Mountain.

      Any way no worries, there’s bound to be a faulty Snapple cap every who’s in a while…(partial credit to Nachoo)

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Wake Up: Ha…shit had i known there were this many people from maine i would have done more research.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: 2 facts involving maine in the same week huh? Maybe spread the knowledge around the country a bit

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: What was the other one?

        • nick the dick says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: maine being the only state with one syllable

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Joisey

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You have to say it fast though

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Grey: Ha i think that was a few weeks ago…i remember it now

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Prolly

                • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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                  @Grey: jef should try to show false info on a state that less of us are from! try wyoming or montana next. maybe delaware. the whole cheating ain’t cheating unless you get caught idea.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I hear that, BT

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im impressed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          An ex had family there

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ah so your not aloud back there now Ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly!

  21. Lville Jim says:
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    Any concerns about Wacha? Across his last two starts 11ip 5bb 1k. That 5/1 ratio is a little alarming to me. Could he be hiding some undisclosed injury?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not particularly concerned…should be fine

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    So after having Cowgill in my line up the past 2 days i celebrated last night by having my wife do a reverse Cowgill…..Needless to say im high on Cowgill.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • wOBA the Hutt says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: More Cowgill!!

      • Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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        @wOBA the Hutt: Ican hear the Scosciapath now I need more Cowbell.

  23. Odorizzi or Koehler for 2 starts next week in my weekly 10 team H2H league..cheers mate

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Koehler

      • @Grey: both are at home, with both their starts, where they both pitch much better than they do on the road…

        Odor gets the Orioles and Astros..

        Koehler gets the Cubbies and the Mess

        SON likes Odors first start better than Koehlers. which I find surprising, no info on their 2nd starts..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Koehler but neither are great

  24. Lville Jim says:
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    Damn, you beat me to the frozen Ted head connection with Chisenhall. Swear to god I was thinking yesterday afternoon of referencing it in a post with Lonnie.

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Lville Jim: Maybe Lonnie and Ted could look into doing a revival of the Wayan Brothers “Head Detective”.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha

  25. Biz says:
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    What to do with Verlander? Bench, drop, or see if anyone will give up anything of use for this pile of hot garbage? Thanks!

    • @Biz: I hold Verlander, last night he said he was getting close, close to Upton Kate?, lol, anyway he is always a slow starter…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      bench, trade

  26. Miz says:
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    Better for ROS? Bauer or Ventura?

  27. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Good stuff as usual. Remember the Fantasy Island where Mr. Roark took on the Devil. That was awesome. I picked up Roark so the fantasy is probably about to end – just a public service announcement.

  28. stonepie says:
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    is bauer droppable in 10 teamers at this point?

    • stonepie says:
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      @stonepie: also- segura was dropped to 8th in the lineup again. right when you thought he had turned the corner, he hits .200 for a few weeks. so frustrating to own

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

      I’d hold on with Segura

  29. Sherm says:
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    Grey, Entertaining write-up today, thanks. You mumbled something in the comments yesterday about not starting Teheran in Coors. Good call that I didn’t follow. Did anybody else? I figured he had to be the one person who, like Barry Zito, could throw a shutout in that yard.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sherm: I didnt notice the comment yesterday but i benched him and had a smile on my face in the first inning,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Coors is tough

    • Sherm says:
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      @Sherm: Update: it wasn’t in the comments, it was actually in the write-up: “Think I’ve officially got cold feet about starting Teheran in Coors. Seriously, what’s the best we get? 7 IP, 3 ER and a win? The worst is so much worse than that, isn’t it?” And that’s me quoting Grey!

  30. the pillar & the stones says:
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    I like the Ryu / Wells comparison.
    Only Ryu cleans up better after getting half wasted before a start. Next up, perfect game!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

  31. jake says:
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    Lind or morales ros? Just using either as occasional fill in.

    Thanks!

  32. FMFBL says:
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    Sir ‘Stashe!

    My good man, be it a start or a sit in the day’s matchups for ESantana(@Col) and Gausman (Tor) in QS leagues?

    Good day to you sir!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @FMFBL: Bench Santana….Start Gausman….DO IT

  33. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Is the Juan Francisco era over in Toronto?

    • @Gonzo_The_Great: Yeah, he seems to have cooled down a lot and he doesn’t have the same swagger. But the entire Blue Jays seem to have slowed down together. I wouldn’t be surprised if he heats up again when the team does.

  34. Gus Pike says:
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    Arcia and Will Smith are out in free agent land.

    My team is in a strange place where it is tops in era and whip but last in wins and 2nd last in Ks. Smith could at least help with the Ks.

    Current OF is Cutch, Braun, Melky Cabrera, Gardner, Dickerson

    Only real space to play on offence is with my MI of Kipnis, Wong, Simmons, Santana.

    1) Drop anybody for Arcia? Or wait til Dickerson cools off / leaves Coors?

    2) Will smith worth picking up? Would have to drop someone – either one of four MI from above or from a pitching staff of: Teheran, Minor, Fister, Gray, Cole, Latos, Rosenthal, Rondon, Britton, Allen, Doolittle and Heaney

    Many thanks!
    Gus

    • @Gus Pike: Lee Harvery Oswaldo over Dick in her son..I only know Will Smith from the picture shows..lol

  35. Obviously we all know the rule against carrying more than one catcher, but now I’ve got three counting the two on the DL (Wieters, Ramos). I’ve only got one DL slot, so I should probably drop one.

    Wieters is the better hitter, but Ramos seems much more likely to produce this year (it’s a deep redraft roto league). Who’s the drop? And is it worth holding on as long as I can until there’s some definitive news on Wieters’ visit to Dr. Andrews?

    Russell Martin is my fill in.

    • @Enrique: I would not keep catchers on my DL, there has to be better hitters or pitchers you could stash on the DL..Weiters season is over, If he was OK he would be DHing..

      • @Malicious Phenom: Not really. Most of the top rated DL players still FAs are out for the year: Prince, Matt Moore, etc. Shane Victorino, Swisher, and Reddick are all available, but I have a good OF (Bautista, McCutchen, plus either Melky or Khris Davis depending on match ups) so I’m not sure I’d use either of them would play much.

        Catcher’s a weak spot for me, though. So I’m thinking if I get Ramos back in two weeks or Wietes on July 1, it’s better than riding Martin or Navarro the rest of the way.

        Is the consensus that Wieters is almost surely gone for the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Prolly done for year

  36. Rvde says:
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    Just had a trade offer.

    Would you rather have Votto or Bruce?

  37. AJ says:
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    Should I accept this: my Altuve and Ryan Zimmerman for his Torii Hunter, Dustin Pedroia and Pomeranz?

  38. Kevin says:
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    OBP and OPS League Potential Trade:

    I give:
    Evan Longoria (Utility spot)
    Sonny Gray
    Ben Zobrist

    I get:
    Joey Votto (Utility spot)
    Alex Cobb
    Starlin Castro

    I figure Longoria and Votto is probably a toss up with both guys struggling more then usual, Votto injury risk, but OBP boost…Gray regression candidate, Cobb nice buy low, tired of Zobrist, and figure Castro can provide a bit of an upgrade…thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like it

  39. JeF With 1 F says:
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    DO IT

    • J-Money says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: jack and coke, do it, do it

  40. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey.. Who do you like the best for streaming this weekend..? Bud Norris @ Bal vs Dickey (TOR), Danny Duffy vs Noesi @ (CHA), Vance Worley (PIT) vs Koehler @ (MIA) or Shoemaker (LAA) vs Harang @ (ATL)?? If theres 2 you see then please put in order.. Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Duffy and Norris

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Mike!

  41. Carlos says:
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    I am finally going to drop Butler. The options on the waiver wire I’m looking at are Hosmer, Willingham, and Dickerson. The pick up would be for a Util/match ups bat. I’m leaning towards Dickerson, because his at bats against righties and at Coors are the most valuable. I generally prefer LH bats for fantasy, because I feel like its easier to maximize their value. Here is the rest of my line up:

    C-Lucroy
    1b- Freeman
    2b- Utley
    3b- Beltre
    SS- Andrus
    OF- McCutchen, Rios, Brantley
    Util- Moss, Lind
    Bench- Springer, Bruce

    League is shallow yahoo 10 team standard H2h. Thoughts on who to pick up? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d grab Hosmer, personally, but I see your logic in Dickerson

  42. 740 says:
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    Grey whats good? once again great read! 10team roto 5×5….SON doesnt have Santana in his top 10. would u start him? i am in a fierce battle for 1st place and need to win ERA, WHIP!

    Thank u Sir!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • 740 says:
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        @Mike:

        thanks for the quick response Mike

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

          • JFK says:
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            @Mike: Tulo out of the lineup today – still sitting Ervin, or worth taking a shot that the Braves’ defense carries him through six innings w/minimal damage?

  43. Jeff says:
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    Trade Price and Pujols for Encarnacion?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends on your staff once Price leaves, but I like it

  44. Kc says:
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    If I need pitching help, trading Rizzo for Hamels is good move? I have Goldy at 1B and Rizzo is being used at Util. I would be using Aram or Hosmer at Utility if Rizzo is traded.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Rizzo, but it’s fair

  45. Snacks13 says:
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    My fav hobby is collecting Asian pitchers but i know it’s foolish to own Kuroda with some of the arms available in my league…

    Drop him for Pom, Masterson or Hughes?

  46. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H 7×7

    I’m super intrigued by a couple SPs hanging out on waivers right now:

    Phil Hughes (2.41 ERA/ .93 whip/ 8.8 k/9 over last 30)
    Chris Archer (.87/ 1.16/ 9.6)
    Wei-Yin Chen (3.53/ 1.04/ 6.31)
    Charlie Morton (3.00/ 1.20/ 9.00)
    Jake Arrieta (2.36/ 1.31/ 9.1)

    Is there anyone I should cut to pick one of those guys up?
    C-Mesoraco
    1-Votto
    2-Altuve
    3-Encarnacion
    S-Desmond
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    O-Springer
    U-Abreu
    U-LaRoche
    B-Singleton

    SP-Sale
    Greinke
    Cole
    Bailey
    Keuchel
    Gray
    Weaver
    Quintana
    Ventura
    McHugh

    RP-Perkins
    Rondon
    Mejia

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Hughes and Archer, but you don’t have anybody to cut

      • ashtray says:
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        @Mike: Would it be crazy to cut loose Singleton and Quintana? I don’t have much use for bench bats anyway…

        • Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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          @ashtray: I like Hughes and Archer ,I would drop Quintana and McHugh seem more like streamer/matchup guys. I wouldn’t drop Singleton if he keeps producing he will be a valuable trade piece.

  47. SportiveTricks says:
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    SoN kinda likes Roenis tonight. Thoughts?

    Personally, I am scared just because Roenis is on the same team as Brad Miller. For those of you that don’t know, both Grey’s intuition and Rudy’s algorithms decided to feast on a healthy dish of crow when it comes to Brad Miller and his .175 average. These days, Miller will have a decent few games, Grey will dip his tippy toe into the hot bath water and mention that in his notes, and then Brad will promptly go 0-14 to teach him a lesson.

    Oh, yeah, Roenis. I’m not sure why the Miller angst just came out of me.

    Love you guys,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

      I’d start him. I picked him up for an extended strream through next week’s Padres start

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: miller hasn’t had an 0-14 in a while.

  48. Just Busted says:
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    I need a third baseman, as Longoria is my weak link. Chisenhall for Srpringer and Wiley Peralta?

    Thanks, I love the smell of moustache wax in the morning!

    Yahoo H2H

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer side

  49. George Zip says:
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    Streamo has a vendetta against Tomlin’s start today against Boston. Would you still start him’? Much like the Kaiser, he’s been on a roll lately.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      I’m wary of steaming guys in Boston

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        *streaming*

        I’m not a fan of steaming guys anywhere to be clear…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          not that there’s anything wrong with that…

          • George Zip says:
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            @Mike: LOL! (puts hands in pockets) So…. how about those Kings?

  50. Jamiehov says:
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    Hahaha, at the image of Cliff Lee and Ruben Studdard hanging out.

    So my staff is Cobb – Bailey – Ventura – Mchugh – Beckett – Eovaldi and Gio. Do I need Tajuan? If so should I drop Mchugh or Jason Heyward? Right now my OF is Billy Hamilton, Mccuth and Springer with Pujols at UTIL.

    Mike, quick question. Is your avatar Mike Schmidt or Ravishing Rick Rude?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I could see dropping McHugh for him. Don’t drop Heyward

      haha…Mike Schmidt

      love Rude tho…

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @Mike:

        Emulating Rudes dance as a child in elementary school nearly landed me in therapy

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha!

  51. weas says:
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    Should I trade Votto for Waino? My pitching is terrible and I have Pujols/Napoli.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @weas: Id wait on that MRI

  52. papasmurf says:
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    While I wasted a month holding Bauer on my roster, I could have picked up Hughes or Keuschel.

    I kinda wanna ask Bauer in a menacing whisper: “Who do you work for!?”

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  53. sniff test says:
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    I’m in a keeper league…where I would likely not be keeping Taveras…but might if the perfect storm occurred. Should I drop him for Santana or Rutledge…needing some short term swipes, ave & runs?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Taveras in a keeper. Has to be worth something in trade at least, no?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: you better have a lot of great options (or ver y few keepers) to be not keeping oscar.

  54. sniff test says:
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    Do you still like Ozuna?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I do, but that’s if ‘you’ is me.

  55. Steve French says:
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    12 team keeper. I was offered Ventura+Milone for my Wheeler. Which side? 6×6+holds

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m a fan of Wheeler’s but Ventura looks healthy. I’d take it.

  56. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Utley or Rutledge? I’ve also currently got Danny Santana playing SS for Segura till he figures it out, good call to hold Segura right? Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Utley…yup, hold Segura

  57. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Taveras to pick up. Willingham or Arcia??
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. They’re close. I prefer Arcia

  58. Mike says:
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    Would u trade longoria straight up for Sale or David Price?
    I have Boegarts to play 3b if make the trade
    Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. Those are the types of arms I’d want in return for him.

  59. Tony C says:
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    I’m in a very deep league 12 teams with each team with a least 10 SP because of the pitching categories(IP, W, L, S, CG, SH, K, BB, ERA, WHIP). I have no hitters on my bench. I have 13 SP and 2 more pitchers on my DL (C.Lee and Skaggs). It appears that Rubby De La Rosa will be losing his spot in the Red Sox rotation soon. Would you drop Rubby for C.Dickerson or chase pitching stats as I often do by picking up guys like Charlie Morton, Workman, Odorizzi, Wei-Yin Chen, Josh Tomlin, Kyle Gibson, Collmenter or Jimenez?

    Appreciate the help and any insight into my strategy of stockpiling pitchers!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I usually stream pitchers on my bench like you. Looks like there are good options available.

  60. SallyCips says:
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    Vacuum this: I give Ortiz/Blackmon/Rollins I get Abreu/Gardner/Chisenhall.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Abreu side

  61. Don Majkowski says:
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    Got a term for you Grey.

    In a H2H matchup when two active owners are streaming a new SP every day (more than likely sky high ERA/WHIP but fighting for the W’s and K’s)…

    Sword Fight

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • Don Majkowski says:
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        @Grey: Not Crazy about your mustache

  62. Bob says:
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    10 Team H2h Roto Categores 6×6 K’s for Hitters and QS for pitchers are the extra.

    Gerrit Cole and Jose Bautista

    For

    Jay Bruce and Sonny Gray

    Which side of the deal would you want?

    Current OF

    Ryan Braun
    George Springer
    Alan Craig
    Oscar Tavares
    Jay Bruce
    Billy Hamilton

    Current Sp
    Tanaka
    Bumgardner
    Anibal Sanchez
    Sonny Gray
    Keuchel
    Kluber
    Jordan Zimmerman
    Ventura
    Heaney
    Taijuan Walker

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bautista side

      • Bob says:
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        @Mike: he countered with Eovoldi or Ervin Santana or Niese instead of Cole. Still like the Bautista side and which pitcher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bautista, Eovaldi

          • Bob says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! Freaking Mariners activating Walker of DL, forces me to waive someone to be able to make the deal. Who would you waive out of the below? Thinking Tavares since wouldnt play him, and couldnt keep him.

            Allen Craig
            Oscar Tavares
            Lonnie Chisenhall

            Roster below After Deal
            C-Posey
            1b-Goldy
            2b-Altuive
            SS-Hanley Ramirez
            3b-Beltre
            DH-Edwin Encarnacion
            OF-Bautista
            OF-Braun
            OF-Springer
            B-Allen Craig(1b,OF)
            B-Carlos Santanna(c,1b,3b,dh)
            B-Lonnie Chisenhall(1b,3b,dh)
            B-Billy Hamilton(of)
            B-Oscar Tavares(of)
            Dl-Arenado
            P-Tanaka
            P-Bumgardner
            P-Anibal Sanchez
            P-Kluber
            P-Zimmerman
            RP-Holland
            RP-Robertson
            B-Ventura
            B-Eovaldi
            B-Keuchel
            B-Tijuan Walker
            B-Heaney

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, Taveras

  63. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Polanco is only 2-10 with just a run and a RBI. Should I drop him? Jk

    Someone slap Donaldson and tell him to wake up. I don’t appreciate his 1-28 slump.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  64. JJ says:
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    I need to drop one of these pitchers…who should I kick to the curb of these? Porcello, Stroman, Kennedy, A Wood, Chavez, Hutchinson, Hammel

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Chavez

    • ashtray says:
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      @JJ: Porcello. I will not rest until Porcello has been purged from all rosters.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha

  65. Andrew says:
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    Drop Beckham for Rutledge?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  66. Fireball Feliz says:
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    to all my homies that sat Tehran yesterday lemme hear ya say WAYYYOOOOOOOOO

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: I left my money on the table when I should’ve picked it up and gotten a drink..

  67. Thump says:
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    Rest of the way in a standard league..

    Willingham or Arcia?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      6 and half dozen for me

      prefer Arcia

  68. Fungazi says:
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    I have a H2H matchup with a team that only rolls with a handful of starters, so I’m looking to destroy the ratios and avoid getting more than 1 L. Sit any of these less obvious SP?

    Elias vs NYY (SON 9.2)
    Cashner @ NYM (SON 8.7)
    Eovaldi vs Pit (SON 8.3)

    Leaning towards just Elias, but he was solid @ NYY earlier this year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start all three if you can.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Mike: Looks like I’ll have to start the others now

  69. Ron says:
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    I am losing week after week in my H2H points league and I own Trout, Cargo, Harper, Jones, Moss, A-Gon, Pujols, Dozier, Longoria, Rizzo, Arenado, Perez and Everth

    The best team in the league is 9-1 and owns Cabrera, Puig, Melky, Cruz, Holliday, Hamilton, Votto, Ortiz, Phillips, Segura, AJ Pier

    What is the lesson here for me? Do I have hope after the ASB that things will turn around?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      injuries hurt, there is still 3+ months of the season left

      stay strong brother

  70. Arte's Johnson says:
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    A Laugh In reference eh?

    Verrrrry interesting…

  71. Project Merkin says:
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    And just like that, I’m sucked back into the Josh Rutledge Vortex. Damn you Grey!

    What do you like better for today:

    BJ for a Batty Call (OMG LOL) or Niese for a Stream?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Niese

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Dahhhh! BJ goes yard. I knew he would!

        Now cue the Nose getting rocked :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sorry about that

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: Haha no worries mate! We’ll be foine!

            Coulda used that homer though.

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: Haha no worries mate! We’ll be foine!

            Coulda used that homer though. Realllly coulda used that homer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry Merkin… You still have the best Wikipedia page!

              • Project Merkin says:
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                @Grey: Haha at least once every three months I take a look at the page just to see that beauteous pink Merkin.

                Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately – I have a lot of free time – (without checking the wiki page). Was an old fashioned merkin actually made OUT of pubes?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The original merkin was a fig leaf

                  • Project Merkin says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. I think I just became a fan of Tool.

                    Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of American progressive metal band Tool, owns an Arizona grape vineyard by the name of Merkin Vineyards.

                    Get….me….that….wine.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hopefully you don’t sip a glass of it and get a hair in your mouth

                  • Project Merkin says:
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                    @Grey: Hey did you ever reveal what reality show you were on? Kinda tough to read every comment, I’m sure it’s been asked….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I never said

                  • Project Merkin says:
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                    @Grey: Was it average joe 2? I only ask because one of my buddies was on that show haha.

                    Anywho, I’ll take this start by Niese over the BJ batty call any day.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Nope!

  72. steviek says:
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    I now have no idea what to do about Verlander. Apparently he doesn’t either, but guessing I can do better than a 3.5 era ROS scrolling my league FA wire. Anyone cutting Verlander?

  73. Son of a Beachy says:
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    14 team H2H, Keep 14 each year with no penalties… OBP/TB and L/QS added as cats…

    Would you trade Arenado/Greinke and a 1st and 2nd rounder next year for Votto/Rajai and a 3rd and 4th rounder next year? I’ve got Wright at 3B already. Thanks, and keep up the laughs!

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @Son of a Beachy: No, I don’t think Votto will be worth a 1st round pick next year

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t do that deal

  74. kyle kendrick says:
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    Cobb($6) or Heaney in a keeper league($1)?

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @kyle kendrick: Would you trade Samardizja for Heaney?

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @kyle kendrick: Samardizja is ($13) to keep, im out of the running sadly

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d hold Cobb but I’d consider Shark at that price

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            by that I mean I’d consider moving him for a $1 Heaney

  75. Oppo Taco says:
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    Cole and heyward over waino in a keeper?

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Yessir

  76. Mike says:
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    Pick up Trumbo or Belt to stash in my DL spot?
    Thx!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, prefer Trumbo

  77. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – who would u rather own rest of way. Trevor bauer or aj burnett? Burnett is on waivers would u drop bauer for him? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      both kind of meh at the moment. I’d lean Burnett personally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nyjacobs: I’d lean Bauer, but agree with Mike, they’re not great right now

  78. Game of Throws says:
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    I just want to say it’s nice for us east coasters having Mike around to answer questions before Grey wakes up. So thanks Mike. And obviously thanks as always Grey.

  79. dLark says:
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    Grey, I saw on the radio/Tv/Podcast/Internet/cable show/youtube cast video that you mentioned that you punt catcher. What do you mean by that and how does it practically play out in your lineup?

  80. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey et al,

    Want to trade my Pence for his Ventura. He has both Cargo and Myers on the DL with no bench. Am I giving up too much? Really like Ventura a lot. 10-team, seasonal, 5×5 H2H pts league.

    Thanks,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pence side

  81. Oz says:
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    Can you please join us Waino owners in a prayer circle Gray? We are praying to the godfather of vicious elbow Injuries, Dr. James Andrews.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: Ha

  82. The Flayed Man says:
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    12 team roto dynasty with OPS and BB.

    I offered someone two weeks ago my Marte/J. Zimm for his Rizzo with he declined as Grey predicted he would. This morning he said he reconsidered and offered me the same trade.

    Still do it?

    Thank you

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, I would

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    Who is the better backup to snag for the time being:

    Assdribble
    Alcides
    Zobrist
    Rutledge

    I have Dozier and Hanley manning the 2B/SS slots and would like someone to back them up, if necessary. Obviously only Zobrist and Rutledge could back both up, but it sounds like Hanley is probably missing more time than pass me the Dozier.

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

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: Zobrist. Don’t think it’s very close

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: he’s on waivers…use mi numero uno waiver claim on him?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: In that case, no, I wouldn’t use #1 for a backup.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: I could try to beat everyone to the punch and grab him in the morning. I honestly don’t think anyone else would make a claim on him. If not, who would you pickup?

            • Cram It says:
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              @Wilsonian: Probably Escobar if I wanted some off-day SAGNOF.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Wilsonian: Assuming you mean Alcides and not Eduardo…or Pablo

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wilsonian: I like Alcides out of that group

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: including Zobrist?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yup…more runs, SB, RBIs, AVG, TB….ive had him all season

          • Cram It says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: If Alcides finishes with more RBI than Zobrist I will give you a free perm.

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Cram It: LOL deal….most likely not more RBI but just better all around

  84. Wadeboggs says:
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    Was offered price and morneau for Pujols and Chavez. Not crazy about it but wanted price.

    I was thinking of countering with segura (have alcides and Zobrist), one of singleton or Khris Davis (one who is always benched), and Chavez for his Price and morneau. Thoughts on that one? Thanks in advance.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair IMO. you’ve got decent replacement players

  85. Wadeboggs says:
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    Meant to add above., if he doesn’t go for that would u offer segura for his keuchel
    Straight up? I have codes and Zobrist to cover SS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer the other because Price>Keuchel and you get a bat in return

  86. Wadeboggs says:
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    Meant to add above post, if he doesn’t go for that would u offer segura for his keuchel
    Straight up? I have alcides and Zobrist to cover SS.

  87. Commish Cauda says:
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    Deep H2H-Points League…trade Blackmon for Shark?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, is Blackmon a spare part? how bad do you need pitching? I might aim a little higher than Shark

  88. Dkohn says:
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    Gr~ey,

    In a dead silent subway on my morning commute this morning I burst out in a continuous laughter to “If he dies, he dies.”

    Drawing the ire of most on board, I looked around and replied, “SAGNOF snitches.”

    That seemed to appease them.

    You’re the best that ever done it!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  89. Phil says:
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    I’m I crazy to start Gausman today? Would you start him if you had him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not crazy…Jays went to sleep against the Twins there and gausman has good stuff

      I own him and I’m starting him

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mike: twins and last 2 against STL mediocre to bad (miller most of year) pitching too.

  90. Jackie seagers says:
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    12 team h2h. Should I trade my Heyward for his Cliff Lee or Julio Teheran?

    QS, era, whip, K’s, k:BB

    Lee just started throwing too

  91. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team OBP H2H league.

    Which side is better: Bruce/A.Reed or Fowler/Rosenthal/Heaney?

    Also, in a standard +TB and OPS league, which catcher you riding rest of the way, Mesoraco or Rosario?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bruce, Rosario

  92. yardwork says:
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    Is Cain droppable? I’ve got Gio coming off the DL next week and I need to let an arm go. The rest of my rotation includes: Ryu, Minor, Gray, Kluber, Ventura and Leake. At first I was thinking Leake, but Cain has been blah. I’m trying to trade him, but I’m not counting on it.
    QS, not wins, count in my league along with ERA, K, BAA, WHIP and K/BB. Thanks for the advice.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Cain

  93. malamoney says:
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    Longoria, Gray and Cespedes or Tanaka and Dozier

    • Don Majkowski says:
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      @malamoney:

      Easily Longo side IMO

  94. dLark says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Can you explain to me the punting catcher approach to teams where you do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cram answered your question as I would’ve

  95. Mr. Purple says:
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    Blackmon droppable at this point? Torii Hunter or Arcia? Thanks.

  96. Adam Jonesin says:
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    No question today, but this was a particularly funny round of Daily Notes

  97. malamoney says:
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    Altuve and Price for Gray and Longoria?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer the Price side

  98. Eddy says:
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    Interesting player comparison:

    Player A: .261/.397/.408 6 HR, 23 RBIs, 34 runs, 3 SB
    Player B: .280/.393/.397 4 HR, 19 RBIs, 37 runs, 6 SB

    A: Shin-Soo Choo
    B: Dexter Fowler

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      indeed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: Interesting

  99. The Big Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto league, includes QS and K9 –
    My DL spots are already filled by CarGo and TrumBo, so what should I do with Lirian-O? Hold or drop?
    Best available SPs to replace him are Milone, Colon, and Morton (said with a long ‘o’).
    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s safe to drop IMO…Milone

  100. Steve says:
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    Bryce Harper for Mike Minor. Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Harper

  101. cubsin2020 says:
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    Mikey!! I put Hill on the bench. I picked up that new Santana guy for my MI. Now I need the bench space for an SP. Drop Hill in a 12 team h2h? Thanks.

    • cubsin2020 says:
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      @cubsin2020: What’s up with Grey? Is the volume getting too much. Or did he get a real job?

      • Cram It says:
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        @cubsin2020: He shows up around noon EST

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @cubsin2020: Hes got to wipe the cold out his eye

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough since Santana is so hot right now, but I’d try to hold onto Hill if you can, or at least deal him.

      Grey’s west coast and comes in around lunchtime ET. I’m just helping him out in the mornings while I’m off school.

      • Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: thank you Mike

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  102. Rondelio says:
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    So I picked up Josh Beckett for Bauer, should I grab Philly Hughes for Betances?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rondelio: Betances is pretty invaluable. I wouldn’t do that.

  103. ERad says:
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    Phish in my morning roundup from Grey? I’m in baby.

    As an aside – the Boss and Phish collaborated on a relatively forgettable performance during Bonnaroo 2009.

    And now for the Q – Hawkins or Blahfour ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeesh. Blahfour I guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: I love Phish’s Gin N Juice, otherwise…Well… Hawkins…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: what about calling him ballfour,in honor of giving up the walks?

  104. JJ says:
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    Need to pick up a MI for DL’d Walker in a H2H points league….Odor, Rutledge or Mercer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rutledge

  105. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Trust Ross @ SEA?
    SON no like at $1.4
    Nice extreamer (extended streamer?) with home starts vs LAD, ARI, CIN
    Then drop like a toilet seat before he goes @ COL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like that plan. The SEA start shluld be ok

  106. Jack says:
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    Grey,
    Another strong column but the Hamels comment had me rolling.

    .Looking for a DL stash. Best per game value (looking for quality not quantity) from the time they come off DL:
    Hart (late June),
    Gyorko (early July),
    Gee (end of June),
    Paxton (mid July),
    Nate Jones (mid July),
    Crain (early July),
    Henderson (end of June)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Hart and Gee of that group

  107. dLark says:
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    Can you explain the punting catcher approach and how that plays out in a lineup?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dLark: It’s not that you don’t play a catcher, you just don’t extend yourself trying to acquire a good one, i.e. spending on a catcher at the draft. Instead you scoop one of the wire and/or rotate guys in there. Derek Norris wasn’t drafted anywhere.

      • dLark says:
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        @Cram It: Gottcha, thanks a lot!

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @dLark: mesoraco wasn’t in single catcher 12 teamers for the most part either.

  108. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    RE: “Won’t you at least own him (Dickerson) while he’s home?”

    Is that even better 1.069 OPS on the road not good enough?

  109. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Thoughts on Chris Carter and him hitting HRs? Normally when he starts eating, he eats till he winds up in a coma at the plate.. But I’ll take him while he binges!

    Am I crazy to start Jon Singleton (vARI Wade Miley) over Pedro Alvarez (vCHC Jeff Samardzja) tonight?

    • Jayrod Ceol says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: It is an OPS 12tm Points league, its my UTL spot and I don’t get hurt for Ks.. just GIDPs and Errors are only (-) stat.. which Pedro is the king at getting… lol

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        not crazy

  110. Mark says:
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    Puig for Upton and Papi?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Puig side

  111. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league I’m thinking of offering Darvish Kris Bryant for Stanton. I think this could be a good deal for me but I’m not sure my sp can take the hit. My other pitchers are Kershaw Richards Wily Peralta Pomeranz Roark Volgesong Cliff Lee.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ryan: Oh Ryan…I’m think you don’t know what you think.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Is this the league with only 3 OF slots? I’d grab Stanton, sure.

  112. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    I was offered Carlos Santana (C, 1B, 3B) for Lawrie (2B, 3B). Both would be util guys (or maybe bench depth) for now. I’ve been pretty devastated with injuries. AVG and OPS league. Currently have Salvador Perez at C, Brandon Phillips at 2B, and Longoria at 3B. Moving forward, stick with Lawrie, right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah

  113. kyle kendrick says:
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    Cespedes and Jansen for Kinsler and Bailey?

    Who wins?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m leaning Cespedes side

  114. Oppo Taco says:
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    Reed or Cody Allen ROS?
    Is it ok to trade a first round pick next year for homer bailey? Trying to win this year and pitching is weak. 12 teams with 8 keepers. The pick would be around 100 overall

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      The other guy wants heyward who just sits on my bench but I’m not really into it

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if it helps you win this year, go for it

      hold Heyward

  115. Paul says:
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    So far ahead in steals that I don’t think I can be caught. Who would you rather have ROS for counting stats, homers, and OPS: Asdrubal, Castro or Segura?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Castro

  116. Steve says:
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    Bryce Harper for Ryu? Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Harper

  117. dLark says:
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    Shin Soo Choo was straight up dropped in one of my leagues. I don’t really have room for him but could drop Matt Adams, Polanco, Singleton for him? What do you think?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco

    • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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      @dLark: That’s a pretty silly drop, I’d lose Singleton for him, but everyone else in the league shoul be reaching for that one..

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        agreed

        • dLark says:
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          @Mike: honestly no clue what this guy was thinking, maybe it was a late night drunken mistake…..it is in a 12 team league even, not like it is shallow nonsense league stuff.

  118. Andrew says:
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    With how bad the Red Sox are hitting, would you stream Tomlin at Bos today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I tend not to stream @BOS

  119. OaktownSteve says:
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    Man we have 3 teams with sub 3.00 ERAs in our RCL. Mauled by Pandas is at 2.69! And it’s not like he’s punted anything and just gone will all relievers. Made 69 starts.

    Thanks for the shout out, Albright. If I’d known I was going to have company, I woulda tidied up that joke a little.

  120. Carter says:
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    Pitching staff is a little rough. Should I wait on Walker/Heaney/Wood, or should I trade Springer for Bumgarner.

    Staff currently includes Bailey, Cobb, Keuchel, Ventura, (Lee DL), and Heaney and Walker

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wait on those guys

  121. PBMax says:
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    RE: Blackmon,

    Not sure how many leagues he could’ve been sold after his hot April. Not in my competitive(money) leagues, as everyone was saying to sell high, thus no one wanted to trade anything for him(and the chances of getting something valuable versus just keeping him to hope for a decent rest of the season was a better option for most).

    So at this point, what’s the point of reiterating that he’s (going to) suck? He wasn’t more than a free agent add, so Play him at home, sit on the road, wash, rinse, repeat.

    • PBMax says:
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      @PBMax: oops, I meant to say “(and just keeping him to hope for a decent rest of the season versus the chances of getting something valuable was a better option for most).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PBMax: You could’ve gotten something for him… If you Google “blackmon for real” you find yeses….

      • PBMax says:
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        @Grey:

        There were a lot of articles true; but I wonder how many Blackmon owner’s read the articles that said, “Yes, he’s for real,” as a reason to hold/ask for a lot in a trade versus the “No, he can’t sustain” as a reason to try and trade for anything.

        (I held him as the upside seemed greater than the low return, but now, like you said, something may have been better than nothing)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  122. SMLV1 says:
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    Mike, not so good picks yesterday, lost out on 2 runs and 6 rbi’s.

    Heres my dilemma today. Ventura hit the waivers, do I drop anyone to add him?

    Molina
    Goldy
    Dozier
    Wright
    Andrus
    Stanton
    Choo
    Rios
    Springer
    Rizzo
    Moss
    Polanco
    Chisenhall

    E. Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Eovaldi
    Gio Gonzalez
    G. Richards
    DL – T. Walker
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Frieri

    • Cram It says:
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      @SMLV1: Richards

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sorry bro, that blows

      agree with Cram, maybe Eovaldi

  123. Andrew says:
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    Can you rank:

    Whitley at Seattle (-$3)
    Volquez home vs Cubs ($8)
    Tomlin at Red Sox (-$5)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      SON has them right IMO

  124. jaw says:
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    best closer stash? joba, ottavino, putnam

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ottavino

  125. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you stream tomorrow:

    Lincecum v. COL (14.2)
    Colon v. SD (13.8)
    R.Hernandez v. CHC (12.0)
    Arrieta @ PHI (4.6)
    Harang v. LAA (4.1)

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m going with Arrieta in my leagues

  126. SMLV1 says:
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    While im here, Lets play my favorite game again…BENCH 3 for tomorrow…..

    (32) Springer @Home facing Cobb
    (41) Rizzo @PHI facing R. Hernandez
    (44) Moss @Home facing Phelps
    (60) Polanco @MIA facing Eovaldi
    (87) Chisenhall @BOS facing Lackey
    (227) Choo @SEA facing F. Hernandez
    (237) Rios @SEA facing F. Hernandez

    Guessing the 2 obvious players to ride the pine are Choo and Rios…Who’s the 3rd?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      let’s go with Polanco

  127. malamoney says:
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    Which pair would you rather have in a H2H points league?

    Tanaka/Dozier, Gray/Longoria, Price/Altuve or Hamels/Carpenter

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Would you mind ranking the pairs after Tanaka.

  128. Tracy says:
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    My team is loaded at the plate, but I need 1 more SP, and some RP. Is McCutchen too much to give up for A Sanchez, Kimbrel and Cishek? If so, what about A Jones or C Davis?

    Thanks for all of the advice as well as the side commentary. From Siri to Jo Anne Worley, you have all the age groups covered!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: Ha, no problem…. It’s too much, get a cheaper SP

  129. Well hello, mr fancy pants (boomstick edition) says:
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    I’m in a 10-team H2H Keeper league (only keep 12 of 24)
    I have 4 spots for 6 guys: LF,CF,RF, Util
    and I have Braun, McCutch, Bruce, Spring, Holliday, Polanco
    I need to trade 1 or 2 of these guys, who do you recommend trading?
    The guys i’m looknig to trade with has (I’m interested in acquiring, need pitching)
    Hosmer, D.Fister, Minor, Weaver

    thanks in advance

  130. nate says:
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    12 team roto I can get Zach Wheeler, Tijuan Walker or Jimmy Nelson off the waiver wire who should I grab?

    thanks for the help

  131. Lob Ball says:
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    Someone once told me there was no such thing as a stupid question. Sooooo what is the difference between a deep fantasy league and a shallow fantasy league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lob Ball: 12 teams and under — shallow….

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Lob Ball: Someone lied to you

  132. joe says:
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    what kind of pitching should I target for Pablo or Chisenhall picked fresh from the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: You can’t trade guys that you get off waivers… Maybe a Keuchel type

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i saw somebody just trade chisenhall for dee gordon in one league. it’s not a small money league either.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: really an explanation being that some people simply have more money to play with in fantasy leagues, it’s not as if they are able to gamble more on leagues due to winning the money to play in those bigger money leagues in the first place. in same league the best team so far just got tanaka/hanram/cishek for his stanton/rollins/hammel.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy

  133. Macgyver says:
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    Got Latos coming back which one guy should go?
    Ryu,Hamels,Eovaldi,Lohse,Hughes

  134. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Drop Owings for Rutledge?

      • Big Al says:
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        @Grey: Uh-oh your Rutledge fanaticism is starting to show again. Need to get under control. Remember what he did to you last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  135. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Tight 6×6 (QS & OPS) H2H matchup, 2 moves left for the week and streamers probably won’t make much difference–I need to take offense (need R/SB/AVG most) and SV, maybe try to sneak a W this weekend if all else fails and somehow I’m close there. No SS in my lineup for today’s short schedule–use a move on Rutledge or Simmons in Coors, or someone hot like Didi or Asdrubal in a later game, or hold?

  136. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey & Mike, pick two you will start on 6/14

    Haren vs ARI (SON$13.9)
    Wheeler vs SD ($13.7)
    Porcello vs MIN ($12)
    Archer ($7)

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilson: Danger Zone!

  137. chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto trade cruz for scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  138. Steve D. says:
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    Yordano Ventura or Garrett Richards ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordano

  139. sniff test says:
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    Is Bourn a good buy low or is he toast? I need some feet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toast

  140. Sky

    Sky says:
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    And Jesus Montero gets the call up. In a word…gross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t you have his Beanie Baby?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        They couldn’t craft him that small but I did buy the Montero Pinata. When you bust it, PEDs and supersized Happy Meals come out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And false hope falls out

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Grey: no it stays in. He’s the Pandora’s Box of failed prospects

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              On a serious note, feel like he’s never even really gotten a shot…

  141. Ceasar says:
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    Hosmer and Shelby Miller for Iwakuma and Kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir side

  142. Booty says:
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    Trade my BillH for Verlander?

  143. jamie says:
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    anyone know of an app that send out lineup alerts when players on your team are sitting?

    I tried dl’ing fantasy alarm and its garbage, I can’t even add players there’s no one on there.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  144. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    Liriano droppable?

    Strained obliques seem to take a lot longer to heal for pitchers. Just ask OMGee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  145. lame person says:
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    rank these guys

    segura/dee gordon
    verlander/iwakuma/ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura…Iwakuma, Verlander

  146. chris says:
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    Pujols or Frazier for ROS? Frazier hit another homer today, could be a break out season, usually hits about 19 on the season and already has 14. Would you trade a 3rd rd pick for Pujols or 4th rd pick for Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  147. justin time for the game! says:
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    hey grey! love these posts, i know its early but i always like to think ahead, who would you add for week 12 & maybe going forward? heres who I’m looking at, Danny santana (SS/OF), kendrys morales(1b/dh), brock holt(3b), curtis granderson, corey dickerson, joey votto or eric homer.
    its a 10 team redraft h2h points league w/ a weekly roster lock.
    not sure who id drop though, heres my roster:

    c- gattis (has eligibility at OF too)

    1b- goldy

    2b- pedroia

    SS- alexei ramirez (seems to be cooling down, wound you drop him?)

    3B- David wright (speaking of cooling down)

    IF- Carlos santana (eligibility at 1B,Catcher, 3b, DH)

    OF- hunter pence

    OF- michael brantley

    OF- George springer

    OF- Jay bruce

    DH- adam dunn

    utility- gregory polanco

    bench- matt holliday, dee gordon, oscar taveras (looks like he’s the odd man out when matt adams returns)- i benched holliday & gordon this week because their injury status being DTD & being a weekly lock league didn’t want to take that gamble.
    those are my bats. when do you think holt will have eligibility at OF?
    this isn’t a waiver Q, but when do you see mookie being called up, september?

    thanks & take care!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto is on waivers? Add him over Taveras

      • Lenn says:
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        @Grey:

        Lol yeah an idiot owner panicked & dropped him

  148. james says:
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    in a dynasty i am thin on pitching- i was offered

    Buehrle and Wily peralta
    for
    joc Pederson
    Corey Dickerson

    30f and 2 util slots- currently have:
    Adam Jones, Jose Bautista, Mike Trout and Marcell Ozuna (3OF and a Util slot)
    at first I have Goldschmidt, Ortiz and AGon (1b and the other UTIL slot)
    So Dickerson is only played during home stands, and even then it is a tough call.

    best prospect hitters in FA: Rymer Liriano, Delino Desheilds, Alfaro, Cecchini, Alen hanson, Raul Mondesi, Arismendy Alcántara, Almora, Seager, Clint Frazier

    most interesting FA SP: Masterson, Nelson, and Bud Norris

    So if i went prospect it would be Alcantara most likely (ss and 2b are kinsler and andrus, with russell as a prospect on bench)

    Is it a trade I should be doing (he is in full rebuild, and short of prospects, does not have much to offer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want better SPs

  149. Big Al says:
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    Is it just me, or hasn’t anybody noticed that everyone in MLB has been injured at least once this year… It’s like the plague hit and everyone caught it. Some have died and went to the DL. Which of course is the Death List, and every one is sick, especially the closers. Most are to sick to hit HR’s anymore or steal a few bases and K’s are up on these sickly hitters and K’s are down on the sickly pitchers. A vaccine is needed right now before fanasty baseball dies. Might I suggest a heavily laced steroid base vaccine to cure our fanasty world. Please can I have some more steroids please………..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  150. Jason says:
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    can we drop hosmer for Morales?

    every year I draft hosmer I end up dropping him and then just like that he goes off. I’m trying to stay the course with this dude, but he is not making it easy.

    I have him and Aaron hill who swap out at an IF slot. I bvench hosmer he hits a HR, I put Hosmer in and bench hill last night…and g-damnit FBO, what have i done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Or drop Hill

  151. Booty says:
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    Would you buy low on Verlander? I’ve got someone interested in my Billy Hamilton for JV.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  152. John says:
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    h2h risk reward play. Dont need harper bat to get to playoffs in 10 tm lg plenty of choices on wire. Assuming Cargo entire body is resting for next 6 weeks even if its 8 I will have him for last 3-4 weeks reg season and my playoff run. Swap Harper for Cargo? I own dickerson which kinda helps too i guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  153. anchovies says:
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    looking to (temporarily) replace my Wong at 2b with either Rutledge or J. Turner. or just snatch WillingHAM who’s on the wire.

    not sure who to drop, though…Desmond Jennings…Lincecum…Jaime Garcia…Marte

    12 Team Yahoo weekly h2h points league. needing hits, runs and a little power.

    thanks!
    here’s the team:

    C-B. Mccann
    1B -Miggy Cabs
    2B -Kolton Wong
    3B – Evan Longoria
    SS- Asdrubal Cabrera
    OF-Denard Span
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Oswaldo Arcia
    UT Andre Eithier
    UT Desmond Jennings
    BN Mike Napoli
    NA Mookie Betts
    NA Max Stassi
    r,h,avg, hr, steals, rbi
    ————-
    SP David Price
    SP Adam Wainright
    SP Ca$hner
    SP Cory Kluber
    P Tim Lincecum
    P Wily Peralta
    P Fernando Rodney
    RP Fernando Rodney
    RP Francisco Rodriguez
    P Jake Odorizzzi
    P Jaime Garcia

    H2H 12 team
    ops, ip, qs, era, sv, whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia for Rutledge

      • anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        thank you.

        any of my outfielders worth a drop for willingham ROS? this will not be a G3.

        thanks again…really enjoy reading the site daily, in lieu of doing any actual work here.

        –dave

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! I’d hold…

  154. Andrew says:
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    Whitley at Seattle (-$3)
    Volquez home vs Cubs ($8)
    Tomlin at Red Sox (-$5)
    Elias home vs Yanks ($9)

    SON have that right? 1. Elias 2. Volquez and then stay away from Tomlin and Whitley today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch any of them… Elias if I were desperate

  155. Alan says:
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    Hey Grey, in an innings limit league, do you stay away from Stroman at NYY and at CIN? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  156. KarlJ says:
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    Grey,
    In a non keeper league where I am thinking about moving Harper for a 1B/CI what caliber of player should I target?
    Singleton? Napoli? Morneau? or should I shoot higher. Should I just wait a few more weeks ’til he comes back and builds up his trade value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait unless you’re desperate

  157. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Agree with SON?

    Lincecum vs COL (14.2)
    Wood @ PHI (8.2)
    Morton @ MIA (4.7)
    Dickey @ BAL (3.1)
    Cosart vs TB (-5.2)

    Are they all streamable in 12 team H2H pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON looks fine there…I’m streaming Lincecum

  158. Adam says:
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    Trade J.Abreu for J.Ceuto and K.Jansen?…10 Team, H2H, Keeper (3 player)

    C:S.Perez
    1B: J.Abreu
    2B: J.Altuve
    3B: M.Cabrera
    SS: E.Andrus
    OF: M.Trout, A.McCutchen, J.Bruce
    Utl: A.Pujols, G. Polanco
    DL: N.Arenado

    SP: Teheran, Cobb, Bailey, Eovaldi, Keuchel, Stroman, Heaney
    RP: Romo, Robertson, Rodney, Balfour/Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey:
        Is this crazy? Counter with…
        My: Abreu, Altuve, Bruce
        For: Adam Jones, Pedroia, Cueto, Jansen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Abreu

  159. Carnac says:
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    Mattingly pinch hits for Grienke after 6 IP, 2 ER and 72 pitches. This is me, stupefied.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re sure he’s not hurt? (Not Mattingly in the brain)

      • Carnac says:
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        I’m not seeing any reports or speculation on twitter. Just a bunch of “imma kill mattingly.” There were RISP at the time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Carnac says:
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      And League allows a run on a wild pitch.

    • @Carnac: How about this dude in mile high:

      IP H R ER BB K PITCHES
      J Chacin 7 2 0 0 2 5 85

      pretty soon no one will ever throw a complete game shutout againtalk about baby pitchers, should put a dress on any SP that does not throw 100 pitches..

  160. nick the dick says:
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    My only gripe about mike answering questions is his spirited effort to rival your stache. Its a wash in my eyes…otherwise thank you both! Smyly vs min or bartolo vs sd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ah shizz my boy just grabbed smyly and bartolo! So i guess its lincecum vs col? Other options are arrieta vs phi, hutch vs bal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lincecum

  161. JustanUncle says:
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    Zimmerman for Cobb? Got offered this morning wonderin if I should accept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, depends on needs

  162. Psychedelic Floyd says:
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    Everyone dropping Machado a little prematurely. his hard hit average is exactly the same as last year, and his average on line-drives is like .500 when the league average is over .700
    He’s struggling to get his timing right now but I think he turns it around pretty quickly if the baseball Karma comes around for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully if you own him

  163. Todd says:
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    Which side in a keeper league?
    Puig/chisenhall/tanaka
    Or
    Trout/Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  164. Me says:
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    Can we trust Morton at MIA this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. Just Make Pitch says:
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    Mesoraco or Miguel Montero in a 6×6 league with OBP and SLG? Mesoraco’s been ice cold lately and his plate discipline concerns me.

    Same league, Arcia or Singleton for a util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco… Singleton

  166. Dave says:
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    I currently have Viciedo. Drop him for Danny Santana or Brock Holt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  167. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Jose Fernandez or Matt Harvey.

    Who would you rather hold in one DL spot (we have two) until next year
    in a keep forever league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: the guy with the 10 month jump start on his own TJ is the way, even if JoFer was considered somewhat better (not that i’m saying that)

  168. sniff test says:
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    Heaney over E. Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  169. Hawk says:
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    I have another thought about what happened to the Jays

    They’re all cycling steroids. Their cycle ended a few days ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  170. Snake hips says:
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    I miss the Everth Cabrera from the first part of last season …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s been a while

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: segura too, even though i never owned him last year.

  171. Project Merkin says:
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    Lance Lynn dropped in my 10-teamer, SON kinda likes his start tomorrow against the NATS….pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  172. 10 team daily roto league
    these SP’s are available, which you like the best?

    T. Walker
    E. Santana
    I. Kennedy
    Kuroda
    T. Ross
    Haren
    Pomeranz
    Wheels
    Cingrani
    Masterson
    Hutch

    thanks as always mate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross at home, Ervin

  173. Even I hate catcher questions, but this is a big one:

    I have Mauer, Sal Perez was just cut..Who do you think is the better option for the ROS?

    10 team daily roto league…I could keep them both and try and play matchups..

    thanks, cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  174. Tartabul says:
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    Was just offered kershaw for segura and marte. I have to say yes right? I have alcides and Zobrist to fill SS. I have Khris Davis, singleton, Zobrist to slot into my utility and third OF spots(which marte currently fills). My remaining offense includes Pujols, hill, plouffe/arenado, AdamJones, and Bautista. Little concerned id be losing a lot Of speed but figured alcides makes up for one of those guys. My pitching is Cobb, Teheran, Chavez, Cashner, sonny gray, and Morton. Make the deal??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kershaw

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: cheapest kershaw deal i’ve ever seen. even if it was made preseason (when both segura and marte had more value) it would be. esp now.

  175. stonepie says:
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    cargo on the block in my h2h league. would you give up a rios/moss type player for him or is that too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  176. Endershadow says:
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    Send Cespedes for Fister? Or aim higher?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Higher

  177. Worth noting:

    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (03:05 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy is expected to make “three or four starts” at Class A, according to MASN.

    Bundy is recovering after Tommy John surgery last year. Bundy said his arm feels good, and added that he was able to command his fastball better over his last few extended spring appearances. It’s unclear when Bundy will return to the majors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  178. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    who’s the drop to be able to stream in tomlin today in K/BB and QS. all of these available: elias/collmenter/leake/morton/milone/garcia/quintana/danks/gausman/gibson (at home)

    keep both or drop one to stream stroman/wily p.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: or could go elias today over tomlin (both been good lately, tomlin whole time since he’s started)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  179. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you burn your #1 waiver priority on Zobrist or pick up Alcides (who doesn’t require a waiver claim)?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  180. Jayson Werth has always had that homeless look, now it seems like he has started the homeless beard club for men.

    Sponsored by Ron Popeil, its member include:

    Adam Lind
    Adam LaRoche
    Mike Napoli
    Josh Reddick
    Brian Wilson

    Sure there are more…
    Seriously with all that bank they make can’t they spend a couple bits on a cut and a shave and try and at least LOOK like a ballplayer..jeez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  181. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Drop Napoli or Zobrist for Dickerson? They are bench bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

      • Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  182. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Rosario or Yadier? Rosario is a pain really..first he didnt hit anything and now he gets benched twice a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: he’s benched much more than twice a week lately.

  183. mr. glass says:
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    Would you lose Oscar in favor of Heaney if he is sent back to AAA when Adams comes back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  184. Mike says:
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    Got offered samardjza for MELKY. My other OF would be choo, Gordon brantley

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fairish

  185. Count de Monetball says:
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    Grey, it’s time you drop Bone Face as he just got hurt (looks rough). Time to ride the Rutledge Train again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  186. goodfold2 says:
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    it took tomlin 7 good starts out of 7 to get me to pick him up, and now this. even though he had allowed exactly 1 homer in all of them, never had more than 3 earned, and never had bad whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And now what?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: well he crawled out of loading bases (of course), but he seems to never have those innings. hope it doesn’t bode of anything.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  187. Henry says:
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    Have too many OF and need SP help

    Thinking about sending:
    1. Matt Holliday + Uehara for Anibal

    2. Either Werth or Holliday for Cashner

    3. Taveras + Doolittle for kazmir

    4. Holliday + Doolittle for Iwakuma

    Like any of these?
    Great write-up as usual! Have a nice day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the SP in any of these… 3, 4, 2, 1

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Henry: i like all of them. if 2 it’s holliday. hard to rank.
      in 3 you’re probably giving up the least. i’d probably go
      3, 2, 4, 1. unless you are really strong in closers, then go 1. annabelle is best overall.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: Grey likes iwakuma more than cashner to a greater degree than i saw coming.

  188. Mello Yello says:
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    I rubbed one out…well three and then I got Arrieta (buy now because…WTheF else is out there anyway?)…hey man, his start against the Quad-A Rays? Hey, who can blame a guy (a stipidly homer Sox fan) for trying?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was just looking at him… Went with Lackey, Smyly and Lincecum instead

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I wish the guy who has Lincecum just let him go so I could bench stash him once BALCO got back up and running…you know, like the Death Star in Jedi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    hadn’t looked at how horrible the Red Sox’s bottom 5 hitter triple slashes are. damn. makes padres fans feel better i’m sure. didn’t know ortiz was only hitting 250 either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Mello Yello says:
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      He slugs a metric ton

  190. Fish says:
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    Enough of baseball for me. It’s time for some World Cup predictions…

    I’m going Germany over Argentina.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fish: I like it, but reverse….time for Messi to check that off the bucket list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’s my paisans in Italy doing?

  191. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you pickup Shin-Soo Choo dropping Nick Markakis?

    These are the OFs I have:

    Adam Jones
    Alex Gordon
    Hunter Pence
    Jay Bruce
    Nick Markakis

    … so I thought I would drop Markakis if anybody.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, drop Markakis

  192. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Pick up Jesus Montero or Brad Snyder? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In AL-Only leagues, sure

  193. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In an OBP league, who do you like ROS

    Danny Santana or Everth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everth

  194. goodfold2 says:
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    yep, tomlin finally had a bad whip game. only 2 allowed and likely loss, but he was much worse than that. a bunch of hits and walks to these types jackie bradley/nava/ross. never had that many walks, and had good K’s for last 4 starts in a row till today (only 2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, didn’t look great

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: they wouldn’t have brought him back out after 96 pitches except game got close, for a second. man hagadone sucks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  195. happyharry says:
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    Hey Man,
    Drop Beckham to p/u either Santana, Rutledge or Wong?? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    finally got my first hit of the day polanco, now 1/13 today, while opp has blackmon/dickerson and others hitting .440. really had to step into it to have a FOURTH game for his 5 ATL/COL people in COL, while my Rosario hits 0 for 4. i do have dickerson in 3 leagues myself of course, but i’m out of playoffs in big money league being 7th out of 10 currently, even to a team that starts c.johnson/heyward/evercab/carlos santana/blackmon/kemp. pretty disgusting to be getting one’s ass kicked by those schlubs. my own pujols/longo/solarte/mesoraco just horrible this week. need arenado back about now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could Arenado back too

  197. SteveNZ says:
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    Just like to thank J-Up for taking the day off, otherwise I never would have had Singleton in my lineup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  198. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    man, wish i had kept niese, too busy back in the days of hoping liriano/masterson/tillman/porcello (hopefully not all on same roster, but it’s certainly possible) would stay or get back to being good. now i have him nowhere. somebody around here called him boring recently. yeah i think we could all use a whole damn lot of that kind of boring on our rosters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he is boring though

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: yes, but unless we’re all in first place in pitching cats i wonder why that’s a bad thing? unless maybe for some of us it’s better to be excited about our pitchers rather than be top 3 in pitching stats and actually win leagues. wish i could bore my way into first sometimes. this is supposed to be a competition not find the best activity to pass the time at saturday detention. hehe.

  199. Hal Incandenza says:
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    12-team 6 x 6 Roto format league; QS instead of Wins w/OPS and Holds.

    1) Think it’s time to drop Chavez. SP Options are Ventura, Stroman, Phil Hughes, Heaney, and Lackey. Is one a more obvious add? I could use the spot on a Holds guy instead, where I could use a boost.

    2) Vulnerable and Conflicted State: I think I dated her in college!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Ventura 2) HA!

  200. Blanky says:
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    When do you think Alex Wood will come back and how will he do when he comes back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’ll be solid, just as he’s been every time he’s started… Two weeks

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i read he’s back for doubleheader but no spot exists as of right now, correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be surprised if they stretch him out for one game

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Grey: agree, but wonder who and when they’ll kick one of them out (or trade). harangatang to minors?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Long relief

              • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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                @Grey: so there will have been no point to them having put wood into long relief himself a while back then, huh? unless he has innings cap (in which case what they’ve done actually makes sense)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t know, I’m speculating

  201. goodfold2 says:
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    with ludwick’s diminished playing time, rank these 3 (for 30 man league) in OPS league.
    ludwick/gillaspie (SEA, hitting right now and i already have him)/brad snyder. i’m dropping chone (sounds like something that fell out of a dirty sex act) figgins, and already have gillaspie. could drop both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Gillaspie, Snyder

  202. MR.T says:
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    in my league a guy is offering me

    joe nathan and carlos gomez for my david robertson and george springer what to do??? hah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gomez

  203. goodfold2 says:
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    GODDAMMIT! mejia injured somehow. he looked good for 2 outs last inning, then comes back out, they have a talk, and he walked off. it looked leg related. but not bad. he threw no pitches in 2nd inning. obv Familia is the grab if he’s actually hurt, now that my slow ass league finally picked up qualls and belisario, i’m out of options if i can’t easily tie down the NYM bullpen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Back stiffness

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: hopefully not long term. he was walking off stiffly, so back makes sense.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: now that likely ugly situation where we either grab familia but mejia later gets job back, or stay on mejia, familia gets it “short term” but really mejia never gets it back, and we lose a closer, unless we have 2 roster spots to stash both.

  204. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Joel Peralta for Familia?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  205. Fielder's fatties says:
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    K.Davis or Ozuna ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  206. Me says:
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    Drop Mejia for Familia in saves+holds lg? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  207. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn. Greedy I know, but was hoping for a little more than that from Singleton there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Very greedy

  208. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Cano/Marte/Bum for Puig/Scherzer? If I gave K.Davis or Springer instead of Marte would that be too much? non keeper points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give Davis, not Springer

  209. SpecialFNK says:
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    give- Ian Kennedy, Coco Crisp
    get- Brandon Moss, Aramis Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  210. Tom says:
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    Eovaldi and Ian Kennedy for homer Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  211. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Altuve got hit hard in the hand while attempting a bunt, doesn’t sound good.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Fielder’s fatties: yeah, i’m gonna likely grab rutledge or miller (in that order) if/when he gets DL’ed in 15 teamer.

      • Fielder's fatties says:
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        @Mello Yello: Porcello/K.Davis for Gio or Lynn? Ozuna on ww.
        X rays are negative! day to day so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  212. barker says:
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    12 team h2h counts hlds

    i give cobb teheran rrodney i get springer tavaras price

    my of mccutchen morse pagan willingham dl myers
    SP cobb ventura teheran kluber wheeler eovaldi lackey dl walker na heaney
    closers/rp rodney soria rondon mejia w davis melancon

    • barker says:
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      @barker: i countered with cobb teheran rodney for stanton and price

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @barker: That’s more like it

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @barker: Keeper? Way things are trending, be prepared for Oscar in the minors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  213. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    damn dude, that’s twice in a few innings that matt dominguez has screwed over all of us by leaving bases loaded with double plays.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: Especially if you got the Boyz N The Hood (Springer, Singleton) like this guy

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Mello Yello: i don’t have both in any of the same spots. do have both separately in more than 1 each.

  214. Bye Felicia says:
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    Grey,
    Would you take Votto & Tehran for my Stanton. Im.2nd in.home runs already. I.need a pitcher to replace Jose Fernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: what about votto & mad bum?

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    yeah batty called d.peralta in 20 teamer. 3 singles 1 run. next best option was grossman. eck. Hitter T was right about which option was best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… I did too…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: if you did it in a shallower league that looks even better. most of my options weren’t even starters normally.

  216. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Porcello/K.Davis for Gio or Lynn? Ozuna on ww.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, it’s fair

  217. Matt says:
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    Hello, thanks in advance

    5×5 obp QS (no w or avg)

    Which side

    Choo/Quintana/R Howard OR Price/Hosmer/Grilli (or britton)

    Thanks

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Saves plus Holds too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price…Grilli… Not close

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    would’ve been better off with volquez today over tomlin, but glad i went tomlin over elias, who i thought was the 2nd best option. not today he wasn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  219. Alex says:
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    Think Castellanos can be as valuable as Seager, who is just not good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  220. Dave says:
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    In long term dynasty where you are out of it (5×5 daily lineups, no inn/start limits), do you trade rajai for roark?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  221. SF says:
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    Grey this is a 2 part question, H2H league that counts OPS, Wins, and whip

    1. Drop Everth Cabrera for Alcides Escobar?

    2. I’m in need of a 2nd baseman. Been playing Gordon Beckham since Gyorko went down. Should I
    a. Hold beckham
    b. grab scooter, lemahieu, justin turner, odor, Espinosa, or Bonifacio.
    c. Accept a trade offered of Kolten Wong for any of these four pitchers (wheeler, keuchel,
    Eovaldi, Or Gio. The person offering would probably take one of those 4. What order would
    You offer them? ). Thanks in advance.

    • SF says:
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      @SF: or I could grab lastella

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Wong for Wheeler or Keuchel

  222. fausto says:
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    Need steals in a bad way. Drop e.aybar for a.escobar? James jones is available too. My of is full… escobar/jones are the sb leaders in the FA pool. Gomez stopped running and springer never started. Could try a hamilton or rajai trade but have a feeling id be giving up way to much to get either. Thoughts on a SAGNOF im missing here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Alcides

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