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You make plans, and the Fantasy Baseball Overlord laughs.  I believe that is how the saying goes.  Yesterday, Carlos Gonzalez succumbed to his time-honored tradition of hitting the DL.  This time it was due to his finger inflammation.  I wonder if his finger plumped up like a Ballpark Frank.  By the by, you know the secret ingredient that is used for Ballpark Franks to plump up when you cook them, why is that not used in other foods?  This seems to be the cure for world hunger.  Inject everything and ship it to Africa.  “Nice pancake, colonizer, but can you plump it up?”  Yes, we can now little African kid!  On his trips to Africa, why is Bono not armed with Ballpark Franks?   We need some sodium nitrate up in here!  On the bright side of things, Corey Dickerson is now definitely going to get everyday looks for at least the next two weeks and I’d guess it’ll be more like three to four weeks.  Grab Dickerson!  Whew, glad his name isn’t Dick, er, son.  On a side note, “precious cargo” is the stupidest Urban Dictionary definition I’ve ever seen.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 1 run.  So weird how the Rockies bats go completely silent for a week at a time and then all of a sudden– Oh, wait, they’re back in Coors.

Archie Bradley – Will return to pitching in the minors in the last week of June, then get promoted sometime in September, then get traded in December for Jose Iglesias.  Damn, this new Magic 8 Ball is specific!

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-6, 3 runs and his first homer.  Always been more of Tupac man myself, but The Gregorius D.I.D. does have one more game in Coors.

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting over .350 in the last week and has been a mainstay on the top of the Diamondbacks lineup.  Who’s got more runs and homers on the year?  Ellsbury or Parra?  Yup.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  Having your players go to Coors is like you’re playing with house money.  You just want to keep going and going.

Miguel Montero – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 6th homer.  And the craps table just won’t get cold no matter how slow they try to make it or how douchey the guy next to you is betting the Don’t Pass line.

Gregory Polanco – The Pirates said he was coming up this Friday, then they said he is not coming up this Friday, then they said, “Could someone please explain Super Two status to us?  Please.”  I told you to grab him two Fridays ago, and that hasn’t changed.  He’ll be here any day now, Annie Potts.

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 2 ER, 1 Hit, 7 Ks vs. the Padres.  Pretty remarkbuehrle– Oh, wait, he also gave up six free passes.  That’s more free passes than your moms got for you and your friends to go to Six Flags.  Liriano is complete crizzap, and you should not mess with him.

Jedd Gyorko – Sat yesterday for Jace Peterson, who unequivocally killed his wife.  This is the 2nd time in the last week he’s sat.  Finally, he told the media he has plantar fasciitis, which is an ailment of the foot but seems like of the I’s.  I think it’s a bunch of hooey on the hullabaloney.  I’m sorry; he’s just been terrible.  Pujols had this last year and still hit.  He just couldn’t run.  Gyorko hasn’t had to run because he hasn’t hit the ball into play all year.  Any the hoo!  This is great news; you can now drop him without looking back.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He did get the win, even though the Padres only had one hit yesterday:  a bunt single.  The Padres would be better off putting in the cleanup spot the bones of Skeets McGillicuddy, who played in 1898 for the Cleveland Spiders and led the majors with 3 homers and five cases of the rubella flu.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-5,  3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  The Blue Jays are like a 1980′s superpower.  Actually, they’re even better than how wonderful Reagan told us we were.  Hopefully in twenty years the Blue Jays aren’t bankrupt and thinking about moving to China to work in a factory for Made in the USA (by proxy) products.

Jose Bautista – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, raising his average to .318.  In the Blue Jays lineup yesterday, that was barely good for third best.

Adam Lind – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .349.  I look forward to the 30 for 30:  How the Blue Jays Convinced the League Aluminum Bats Were Okay In Canada.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Pretty whatever start, but against the Blue Jays this was like back-to-back no-hitters.  Someone get Johnny Vander Meer’s surviving family to pose for a picture with Porcello.  “Okay, can we get one of you two in front of Comerica and to the right of urban decay?”

Matt Cain – Expected back Friday to go against the Mets.  If he goes on the DL again and then returns to face the Padres, then again to the DL to return to face the Twins.  I’m gonna start to get suspicious.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 3.39.  Owned in 34% of ESPN leagues.  Okay, now compared him to Gerrit Cole?  You sure you just don’t want to stream?

Tony Cingrani – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Can you say “Soon to be demoted to minors?”  If you can’t, you might want to see a speech therapist.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Frazier, “Did someone say they needed a therapist?”  Chad Gaudin, “Did you call for a therapist — or was that two words?”

Alejandro De Aza – 2-for-4 and his 7th steal.  Been left for dead in most leagues, but the 15-homer, 20-steal speed is still in there somewhere.  Not quite time yet to pick him up, but I’d watch him like a cyclops with a monocle.

John Danks – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks and now has three straight solid starts.  Yet, the Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, and I agree.  Danks, but no Danks.

Ruben Tejada – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Meanwhile, Wilmer Flores went 4-for-4 in getting sunflowers out of their seeds without use of his hands.

Mike Trout – His MRI showed only inflammation.  I’d be concerned it didn’t also show his back.  Maybe bones.  A spleen perhaps.

Garrett Richards – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 3.25.  xFIP is at 3.38 and K-rate is near-9.  He’s similar to Trevor Bauer because there will be some ugly games due to wildness (like Richards’s last game 2/3 IP, 5 ER), but for the most part he should be startable.

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the last nine games.  You waiting until he hits five homers in the next two weeks before adding him?  Go to your waivers and look for the guy in a red-striped shirt and skull cap.

Josh Willingham – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .327.  Maybe it’s the Ghost of Chris Colabello inhabiting his body.  That’s the ghost with soda stains on his white sheet.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 13th steal.  Obviously I upset the gods of karma the other day when I said something bad about Dozier.  The fault is mine, please don’t take it out on my readers.  Well, okay, but just the ones that ask if they should drop a catcher.

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer as he returned from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Get him in your lineup, if you’re struggling at corner infielder.  Is it okay if I give caveats?  This job has gotten too hard.”

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA is up to 4.19.  With Estrada, you might want to bet your C.H.I.P.S. on someone else.

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He’s dope like Macklemore rapping about homophobia, not like Macklemore rapping as his altar ego, Jewface.

Mark Ellis – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd steal as Kolten Wong sat because the Cardinals hate rookies.  Just you wait until Matt Adams returns.  OT’s gonna lose PT on the QT.

Matt Carpenter – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Last year, this game would’ve yielded 17 runs and 18 RBIs.

Taijuan Walker – Won’t be ready to return this week.  The Mariners said he needs another rehab start “if not more.”  Time to brush off our first glossary term, Taijuan is totally pulling a Kotchman.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Since 2012, Iwakuma’s has the 2nd lowest ERA in the AL with 2.87.  (Anibal Sanchez is 1st with 2.85).  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.07.  10 Ks?  Now I know how Gary Glitter feels about Minor’s filthy stuff.

A.J. Burnett – 6 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.41.  He just got a new tattoo with a heart surrounding the word, “Career.”  Then under it the dates 1999-2013.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 3.10.  Next stop the 2.90′s, then the 2.70′s then the 2.80′s then the 2.75′s then– You get the picture.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Fun fact!  The 80′s singer Adam Ant’s real name is Adam Anthony.

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting over .450 in the last week and was caught stealing yesterday, which isn’t good — or is it?!  Actually, I don’t mind since it was only his 2nd caught stealing and it shows that he’s attempting to run.  Hot schmotato, guys and four girl readers!

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal, hitting .216.  Whoa, his early season fantasy value really fell here.  If he continues to start, his grandma is gonna have to sew him some new bloomers because his bottoms is dropping.

Kevin Gausman – His minor league start was cut short because the O’s need a weekend spot start.  Cutting short a guy’s start so he can pitch again in four days vs. the A’s?  They should just trade him to the Braves so Fredi can make him a long reliever.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  No homers.  What a loser!

Nick Markakis – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Sparkakis!

Chris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  Guess Cruz let him borrow the racquetball-filled bat.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and two homers (7, 8).  He’s due for a streak where he goes coo-coo and kooky as Kool Keith.

Luis Sardinas – 3-for-5, 1 run as he started over Andrus for the 2nd time in a week.  I hope he isn’t supplanting Andrus, or even going into a platoon.  Actually, I kinda do since I just traded Andrus away.  I’m a terrible liar.  Or am I lying about that?

David Price – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, but 4 unearned runs.  Box scare!

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  What a snoozefest.  Eva Longoria’s got more power in seven-inch stilettos.  Let’s go, doode!

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  First multi-hit game since May 10th and that was his only multi-hit game that month.  Granted, he did have a dislocated thumb for a few weeks.  Waze finally figured out a route to get him to it, but it took three miles of back roads and crossing a highway during rush hour, Frogger-style.  Anyone else use this app?  Waze is like, “Okay, let’s go…Drive reverse on the 405 in the car pool lane and then make a left onto the airplane runway.”

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-5 and two solo homers (11, 12).  Please, you are so Cuban Superstar 2012, what did Jose Abreu do?!

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  The Donaldson then went to his penthouse that is furnished like Versailles and said, “His wonderful friends at Ford make a great car, isn’t that right, Ivanka?”

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Still struggling to piece together an extended hot streak, but he looks on the precipice of one.  Almost hot schmotato alert!

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  In his last four starts, he has a 4.44 ERA in 22 1/3 IP.  The 4.44 ERA is obviously bad enough to look elsewhere but the number that stands out is 22 1/3 IP in four starts.  That’s bad.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Maybe he’ll finally Ellsuncover some power.

Danny Salazar – Hit the Triple-A Disgraceful List.  Ending up on the Triple-A Disgraceful List is like having your high school crush spot you walking into the Dollar Store.

  1. gareth says:
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    I just got in at 3am, right in time for Grey’s post! Indians (and the weather) decided to elongate the last game of the homestand.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      great game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: You like the Indians?

  2. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Garret Richards is having the type of season that you’d think Shelby Miller would be having. Glad to have him on my team.

    I went to my espn teams’ free agent pool to pick up Arcia and Willingham. But somebody got to them first who doesn’t even read razzball….my dad. Haha. I should’ve stopped letting him be in my fantasy leagues when I was in high school.

  3. gareth says:
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    I Dropped Gyorko this afternoon BEFORE I found out he had plankfoot facilitation.

    Then i saw that Headley (also on my rcl team) also got an injury today.

    Feels like Addition by subtraction.

    I’m Sorry Jaywrong, but I’m never drafting a Padres hitter ever again.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha. I still had some faith in the Jerk. It’s gone now

  4. gareth says:
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    G3!

  5. Anthony says:
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    Great stuff Grey. Arcia or Dickerson for a H2H points league? Thanks

    • Miz says:
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      @Anthony: hey I was gonna ask the same!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

  6. raf says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey.

    1. Drop either Khris Davis or Sandoval, or both, for Polanco and/or Dickerson? I’d like them all on my team, but the league’s shallow and nobody will trade with me. My biggest need is speed, but it’s not an overwhelming need.

    2. Drop either Beckett or Pomeranz for Bauer?

    Thanks!

    • geegee says:
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      @raf:
      sandoval if u have a decent backup at 3b for polanco
      pom

      if not a keeper #1 is iffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @raf: 1. Hold for now 2. Hold

  7. Redlegs says:
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    What did I say? CarGo = Dick. Never again…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

      • puigleague choo says:
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        @Mike:
        seriously. In one RCL I have my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th picks on the DL. Somehow I’m still in 4th place.

  8. Eric says:
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    Haha I need to replace Gyorko in my 12 team OBP Yahoo League. For my MI spot who should I pick up?

    JJ Hardy, A. Simmons, Brad Miller, Mike Aviles, Justin Turner, Josh Harrison, or other ( < about 30% ownership)

    Thanks!

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: Also in the same league, would you trade Ryan Zimmerman, Eovaldi, and Chavez for Grienke? I have Frazier as my 3B and I would have to eventually drop two players anyway (Zimmerman and Walker were/are on DL) The players I would have dropped: Arcia, Ozuna, or Betances.

      Also, if I get Grienke, I’m planning on adding him with Singleton to get Scherzer. What do you think about that? I currently have my 1B, CI, and Util position filled up with Pujols, Goldy, and Rizzo.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        sounds good

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Miller

  9. Chris says:
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    Was just offered cespedes and taveras for cargo. What is your advice? Take the trade?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Chris: I would prefer Cespedes side of trade.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      still CarGo for me

  10. SteveNZ says:
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    I use Waze sometimes round Auckland. It does take me some strange routes on roads I know pretty well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: It takes you on the craziest routes in LA… Has you cross streets at rush hour you have no business crossing…

      • puigleague choo says:
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        @Grey:
        I was on the 10 in mid city going west at like 5:30pm yesterday (rare and stupid), and it kept telling me to move from the 2nd right lane, to the middle lane, to the 2nd right lane, to the far right lane… every 100 feet or so. So are all those assholes constantly switching lanes using waze?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, that’s us… And the ones that suddenly cut across gridlock traffic…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I thought it was supposed to send you the best @Grey: Isn’t it supposed to take you on the best route, depending on the input from all Waze users?

        There’s probably not enough users here for it to really fulfill its potential usefulness.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s supposed to and it works well in LA b/c of all the traffic… It does send you on insane, dangerous routes though

  11. bossmanjunior says:
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    We starting Ventura today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would. It’ll be interesting to see where his velo is and how many innings they trot him out there for though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’m debating it, might be a game time decision

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’ve decided against it. His last few starts haven’t been that spectacular anyway. “Good not Great” as Homer Simpson said when people watched that show.

      Not counting his injury game his last nine starts have basically been 6IP 6.2Ks 1.7BB 1.8Runs. Quality starts certainly but not blowouts. I can tolerate leaving that on my bench for one game to see how he does. If he matches those numbers – great! If he exceeds those numbers then we might be reassured for the rest of the year and we gleefully run him out there for his next start at home against Cleveland. I’d rather have those solid numbers on my bench than have that 2 inning abortion happen again in my starting lineup.

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        @Moronymous Lohse: It will be interesting to see how he starts the game. The Royals said they would like him to work up to 97mph rather than throwing that hard in the first. If he can get through the first 2 innings at lower velocity I would say good things will be coming the rest of the year.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Furious: As of the 5th inning Ventura looks healthy. He hit 100 in the fifth and looks at ease hitting 97 and 98. Encouraging. Not a dominant start, but wasn’t expecting one against the Cards. He does have a bit of a difficult schedule after this.

  12. troy says:
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    Dropped gyorko for Josh Harrison, deep league with MI spots. Been reading he could play ss once Polanco is up, if he gets somewhat steady at bats can u see him being a solid fill in/MI option? Thanks gray always look forward to your posts.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure. didn’t read the SS thing, that’s interesting

      • troy says:
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        @Mike: he’s played 2 games there this year, not starting but came in later in the game. Also in a interview asked him if he can play ss he said he’s more then comfortable there. That writer basically said they will, so I guess it didn’t come from the pirates but instead a pirates writer.

  13. Jc says:
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    “I think Tommy gave me some precious cargo last night cause i’m still light-headed and he cared about my menstruation cycle.”

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jc: Ha..Right?!

      • puigleague choo says:
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        @Grey:
        Solid Ha.

      • Jc says:
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        @Grey: I still dont think i get it lol… On a less disturbing note, who you like better rest of the season Wilin Rosario or Carlos Santana? Any trade value for either of them or just drop one when Santana comes off DL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rosario

          • Jc says:
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            @Grey: K thanks, now im off to go munging

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Enjoy!

  14. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Jennings (C. Young, Elias, Hernandez, Erasmo) or drop for

    Martin (Bauer, Tomlin, Masterson, House)
    Dickerson (Ryu, Grienke, Kershaw, Floyd)
    K. Davis (Crumpton, Volquez, Morton, DiceK)
    Ozuna (Hammell, Samardzija, Arrieta, N. Martinez)
    Sparkakis (Milone, Gray, Kazmir, Workman)
    Bourn (Tepesh, Saunders, Martinez, Shields)
    Span (Ross, Cashner, Stults, Vogelsong)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold him

  15. this guy gonna be any good:
    Eugenio Suarez SS Detroit

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      little bit of pop and speed in the minors, and was hitting well in Double and Triple A this season, but he’s more of an AL-only guy, maybe mixed 15-teams or deeper

  16. Swfcdan says:
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    I had plantar fascitits last year, its a strain of the plantar facilia tendon on the bottom of the foot caused by lots of walking or running (ha). I was told to use extra soles in my shoes and use a tennis ball to exercise the tendons- basically press the bottom of your foot into the ball until it hurts to stretch the tendon. And hey it worked, have no pain at all anymore, someone shouldve told Pujols this last season! I guess someone should tell Jerko now….actually forget it, people would rather have Jerko injured on their teams.

    You buying Hutchison at all? Could drop Melancon for him as I dont like having non-closing MIs in this league.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Thats MRs obviously = middling razzballers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Wait a second, are you Pujols?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: No because mine healed! His stuck around all year, though I guess him being probably 1.5 times my weight had something to do with it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  17. this from CBS Sports:

    Mat Latos exits rehab start with apparent calf cramp

    Reds pitcher Mat Latos gave up two earned runs on six hits and one walk in five innings while striking out three in his rehab start with Triple-A Louisvile, but the outing was cut short with an apparent leg injury, MLB.com reports.

    Latos was scheduled to throw 90 to 100 pitches in the game before potentially being activated from the disabled list for his next start, but he managed just 67 pitches before being removed. His wife tweeted that he was removed with a calf cramp, and the minor-league team was exhibiting extreme precaution with the rehabbing pitcher. The team is expected to have an update on his status Thursday.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      does Cingrani get to see another sunrise?

  18. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thought Boner Did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    Great read as always. Who do you like better ros – Parra, Dickerson, or Arcia? Points league with minus a point for a K.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @I-man: I think the suicide had something to do with a grown man being forever called “Boner”.

        By strangers.

        Everywhere you go – “hey, you’re Boner!”

        Or “hey kids, do you know who this man is? He’s Boner! You know BONER!! No? From a show I watched when I was your ages! Really? You kids have never seen Boner? This guys a legend! How are you, man!?? What have you been doing with your career? Man, Boner, you were great in that show…what was it, like 25 years ago? You still friends with…ahhhh…that was Michael J. Fox, right? Kids you know who Michael J. Fox is…”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  19. Scott H says:
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    Pick 2 to own. Skaggs, McHugh, chavez

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh for sure. I’d go with Skaggs.

  20. Will Dylan Bundy be in the Oriloes rotation this year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I doubt it. It’s only been a year since his TJ surgery.

      • malamoney says:
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        @Mike: Do they stick him in the bullpen at some point or does he just stay in the minors?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          My guess is he’ll stay in the minors

  21. Phil says:
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    Would you trade my Ventura for his Polanco? Thanks for all the help.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    A teaspoon contains 120 drops of water

  23. Nicknice says:
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    Start Ventura tonight or nah???

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would, but watching closely.

  24. Jamiehov says:
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    Arcia over Heyward??

    Thanks!

    • Jamiehov says:
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      @Jamiehov:

      Another, wheeler or mchugh

      AND are u starting ventura

      Thanks!!!

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Jamiehov: 1, Heyward 2. Wheeler 3. Yes

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heyward

      McHugh, but I love Wheeler too.

      Start Yordano

  25. TJ says:
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    Need to drop someone so I can move Polanco out of the NA spot to activate him. Am I nuts to be considering Hosmer? Dude has been riding my bench all season, and seems lost. I know he got hot in the second half last year, but is it worth waiting him out? I still have Morales stashed for whenever he signs too.

    • Shawn of the Livid says:
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      @TJ: dump Morales

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Shawn. Hold Hosmer

  26. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    I would love to go back in time to tell glam rock weirdo Gary Glitter that he will be the go-to punchline for pedophilia jokes in 25 years. Excellent use of time machine.

    The Padres hit TWO balls out of the infield, and they were both outs! Almost like walking nine guys is a bad idea Buccos.

  27. Mr. Rickey says:
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    How would you rank these OFs ROS – 12 team 5×5 ROTO: Arcia, Khris Davis, Greg Polanco, Parra?

    • Ron Santo's Legs says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: I, too, am in the Khris Davis vs. Arcia conundrum as well..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go Polanco, Davis, Arcia, Parra

      Arcia and Davis are close, but I’ll stick with what I said yesterday and say Davis

  28. Buge Hoobs says:
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    11 team weekly 5×5

    Which 2b would you be starting for the next 2 weeks or so? (That’s about all the patience I have for this position)

    Turner, Rendon, La/Lowrie, S Rod, Dan Murphy, Miller, Scooter …

    Some SB’s would help a little, but not a great need.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Either Rendon or Murphy

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Jef, prefer Rendon

  29. Dynasty League Advice says:
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    Thoughts on Car-Go versus Braun ROS and through 2016? Was offered Braun for my Car-Go.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dynasty League Advice: tough call but id lean towards Braun because hes on the field more

  30. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Drop K Davis for Dickerson? 10 team H2H

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis

  31. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Just read Joe Nathan got the dreaded vote of confidence yesterday. That ax is falling any day now!

  32. the pillar & the stones says:
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    McCarthy or Porcello or streamer for 12 team points leagues?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stream

  33. chris says:
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    ROS? Addison Reed or Sean Dolittle?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Reed

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @chris: Doolittle. Closing games in Arizona would constantly be a challenge to a young closer. The ballpark is hitter friendly and the weather too. Once the balls get hot in summer, they fly a few yards further. I never trust an unproven arizona closer but its just me and my two cents.

  34. Steve Stevenson says:
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    How worried are you about Trout’s back? 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H–Trout owner’s a little panicky and willing to move him. Give Moss, C. Santana and S. Gray, get Trout?

    • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: absolutely. You can make do without those guys. Great buy low, and given the news he’s only day to day not sure why anyone would sell trout at a discount.

  35. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Starting Pomeranz vs the Yanks and Tanaka? Hard to believe he’ll get the win with tanaka throwing so seems like more harm than good can come out of it.

    Sincerely,
    Chicken shit Pomeranz owner

  36. Nico says:
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    Yo Grey! It’s Nico, your Asian Anime Correspondent here. I’m unlucky and in last after drafting the likes of Fielder, Bruce, Z-man, Segura, Butler, Gyorko, Nathan, Jim Johnson, etc.. There’s a small small chance I can still climb my way up if I can rectify the pitching sitch (Last in ERA/WHIP/K’s/SV’s). RoS my staff is looking like Bailey/JZ/Scherz/Kennedy/Eovaldi/Porcello/(Liriano/McCarthy)/Doolittle/Nathan. Would you recommend getting a good long reliever to take Nathan’s spot to lower my ERA and can it have a profound impact at this point in the season?

    Also, what’s your RoS on Heaney? Checked the stat page but came up empty. Could he carry a sub-3 ERA?

    Also, Also, I normally go by Nick, but that seemed confusing with N-I-C-K-C-A-P-O-Z-Z-I, so asian baby Nico was born.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

      still plenty of time to move the needle on ERA, almost four months of the season left.

      Heaney probably more a mid-3 guy. Expecting sub-3 is possible, but pretty optimistic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Ha…I agree with Mike….I like Asian Baby Nico…That’s your new username…

      • XxAsianBabyxX Nico says:
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        @Grey: @Mike: Ha, thanks guys. You think that staff is strong enough to achieve greatness (Flipped Dee/Yordano for Scherz two weeks ago)? Thinking about Will Smith in place of Nathan..

      • XxAsianBabyxX Nico says:
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        @Grey: I feel like that’s how someone would write a username if they liked anime…

  37. Julio Franco says:
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    Yo Grey!
    Which side?
    Bruce/Freeman or Crush/Desmond?

    Thanks!

    Also…Arcia or Dickerson?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Julio Franco: Crush…Arcia

  38. ROBHALLA says:
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    What do you guys think about this trade?

    I give josh hamilton and blackmon for Tanaka.

    My other outfielders are Gomez Ellsbury Springer Polanco Dickerson. I need a 2 for 1 to activate Polanco ….hopefully

    Thanks for your input.

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @ROBHALLA: I’d take it.

      • ROBHALLA says:
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        @Oppo Taco: thx!for responding

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @ROBHALLA: DO IT

  39. kyle kendrick says:
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    La Stella or Scooter to replace Gyorko? Already have Wong as well, just want backup option

    • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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      @kyle kendrick: I grabbed lowrie. Getting hot in a good lineup. Just not today vs tanaka.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Scooter

      Hi Kyle

      good luck today

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Mike: I’m gonna need it!

        - Kyle Kendrick Lamar

    • ashtray says:
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      @kyle kendrick: I’d go La Stella. Neither are a great option for counting stats but La Stella has some great plate discipline.

  40. Wadeboggs says:
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    Have both Khris Davis and singleton in a keeper and if kept would be around 10th round picks next year. Would you trade either for polanco right now who would also be around a 10 rounder next year?

    Also better pickup…Beltran or Arica. Thanks in advance.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wadeboggs: Right now Arcia…but keep an eye on Beltran

  41. Ray says:
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    Offered Bruce/Heyward for my CarGo/Rajai. Take it?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ray: DO IT

  42. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade heyward for price in a keeper? I know you’re not big on price, trying to patch together my rotation. I have jup, bautista, cutch for OF and rizzo/Vmart for util. And polanco is stashed. I could also probably trade Vmart instead?
    Would you trade either hitter for price? Thanks

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      2.
      I might also be able to work a similar deal for shields. Like price or shields ROS? Thanks for all the input as always!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather hold Heyward and trade Vmart with your UTIL options

      prefer Price

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Mike: so you’d rather heyward over Vmart ROS?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes

  43. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Could you predict Arcia’s hitting projection in 2014? thanks.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Wilson: ZIPS predicts 36/11/37/2/.258 over 300ish ABs. Steamer has him only getting 100 more ABs.

      • Wilson says:
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        @ashtray: Arcia should get more chances to start… much more than 100+ ABs I think….

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Got it. Thanks. Arcia has only 3 homers now and 19 homers to go!!

  44. KlingerKman says:
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    Grey…

    Marte riding the pine?? Should I stick it out or go with M. Byrd, or R. Davis?

    • Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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      @KlingerKman: I would try to trade him or package him for an upgrade. Leadoff hitters batting 7th don’t get the runs or steals. Take a look at Austin Jackson this season these 2 are looking very similar and I wouldn’t ros either. they are quickly becoming fantasy irrelevant.

  45. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, need OF support, so I trade my SP for OF

    1) My Greinker for his Kemp
    2) My Greinker for his Holliday
    3) My Scherzer for his Kemp
    4) My Scherzer for his Holliday

    Which ones do you suggest? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Wilson says:
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      Typo, it’s Greinke.

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @Wilson: You could do better than those two for both pitchers. Definitely don’t trade either for Kemp. I’d try and find a better bat.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: Dont Do it…Keep Greinke.

  46. tank1 says:
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    Would you drop Hosmer to pick up either Dickerson or Lind? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Don’t drop Hosmer

  47. Ceasar says:
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    Cashner and Polanco for Beltre?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ceasar: Beltre

  48. dude says:
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    Rank these SP for ROS; Vogelsong, McHugh, Elias, Alverez, Collmenter

    I have have Gee, Porcello and Butler as my streaming options for #6 SP(12 team keeper league with limited FA moves). Would you drop one (or 2) for any from the group listed above?

    • ashtray says:
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      @dude: I’d kick Porcello to the curb. Over the last month he has a k/9 of 5.68 and his bb/9 is 3.13. He also has an 80% LOB.

      He’s a good option for Wins but that’s about it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with ashtray

      McHugh…Alvarez, Elias, Vogelsong, Collmenter

  49. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey,

    First and foremost, thank you for all of the advice here and laughs. Certainly makes the way to work a bit more enjoyable. Also, can you keep talking smack to the FBO about Dozier, I wouldn’t mind him staying hot.

    Anyways, I have a question about Salazar. I am in a 10 team AL only deep keeper league. You keep 12 players and 4 minor league players from year to year and players are yours until you drop them. Salazar is definitely not eligible to be carried as a minor leaguer in the offseason (but can be during the season if he’s currently in the minors…I know, rules are weird). Should I drop him in this league? I have Bauer and Stroman as well but would hate to give up someone who might be a superstar in two years.

    • Nick says:
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      and thanks again BTW.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold onto him if you can afford to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Thanks! I’d hold

  50. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, 10team roto 5×5. Shields just hit the waiver. Should I drop one and pick him up or hold?
    My staff:
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Gerrit Cole
    Jered Weaver
    Joakim Soria
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Corey Kluber
    Ernesto Frieri
    Anibal Sanchez
    Grant Balfour
    Chris Archer

    Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d drop Archer for him

  51. robo says:
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    Six Flags? Come on, Grey, you’re from New Jersey, you know you call it Great Adventure….stop trying to cater to the masses. :)

  52. SteveThePirate says:
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    Do I trade Porcello?

    • ashtray says:
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      @SteveThePirate: If you can find someone willing to take him then yes.

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        @ashtray: I was just offered Pagan for Altuve. Should I counter with Porcello and Altuve for Pagan and one of his pitchers?

        He’s got Wheeler, Wacha, Rosenthal, K-Rod, Perkins, Soria, Verlander, Niese, Cobb, Hudson, Hughes and Walker.

        My other 2B are Dozier, Walker and Bonifacio

        • ashtray says:
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          @SteveThePirate: Altuve is way too good for that deal. Maybe Porcello and one of your lesser 2Bs can get you Cobb while he’s slumping.

          • SteveThePirate says:
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            @ashtray: Which would you offer?

          • SteveThePirate says:
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            @ashtray: What if I did Porcello and Altuve for Pagan and Wacha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  53. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Zombie Zobrist, have you finally awakened? Picked him up off the waivers 2 weeks ago because doode didnt have a DL spot for him, hoping he starts wreckin for me

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…let’s hope

  54. serch says:
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    ok, so how long were you sitting on that Gaudin line? Nice!
    I finally cut bait on Hosmer yesterday, I overdrafted him, no one would trade even a SP5 for him and seeing his name next to 0-4 had become an ugly leering taunt that I had to endure every day..feel free to start him daily boys, he is sure to blow up now!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @serch: Ha…I hear ya…

  55. L-Boogie says:
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    I don’t know a whole lot about advanced metrics, but according to Fangraph’s David Price’s ERA is 4.27 (I don’t think they accounted for yesterday’s game yet) and his xFIP is 2.83. Doesn’t that make him a good buy low? I mean, as low as you can buy a guy who just threw 11Ks in 7 inn…

    I need Ks in a bad way. 12 team 5×5, Price or Kluber ROS?

    Thanks.

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @L-Boogie: Yes. Buy low on him if possible. His other peripherals are actually better than in previous years. His k/9 is up and his bb/9 is down. His BABIP is going to level out soon and he should be back to normal.

    • ashtray says:
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      @L-Boogie: There’s two schools of thought. One is that an ERA-xFIP difference like that indicates he’s going to bounce back. On the other hand, a pitcher will eventually have to own his HR rate and it isn’t going to normalize back to something more reasonable. xFIP assumes that high HR rates will fall and low HR rates will rise. There’s no real way to know the right answer as only time will tell with a predictive stat like that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, you got that right

      go with Price

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @L-Boogie: Try to get Price. The guy is not walking anyone and is striking out more than 9 per 9. His SIERA is even lower than his xFIP and i for my one do value SIERA more than xFIP.

  56. chris says:
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    Skaggs or Gausman, long term or possible keeper in 2015?

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @chris: Gausman, not close

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @chris: Gausmn

  57. spm7189 says:
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    With Dickerson getting more playing time out there should I be grabbing him and dumping Cain? He’s been decent recently but he’s just a marginal spot bat for me and it’s not like he’s been tearing it up on the basepaths. Do I do it now before Dickerson is gone?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, dump Cain for Dickerson

  58. gleeksquad says:
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    Will Myers or Polanco in a Dynasty keeper league? Both are around the same keeper price. I need to move one of them. Who do I keep and why?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gleeksquad: Myers

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Why?…..Because i said so, DO IT

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Not so fast JeF with 1 F! Super Cram is here to save the day! I won’t stand for this criminality. Oh wait…wrong message board. Carry on.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Ha

  59. stinky_llama says:
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    is heyward gonna reward us loyal owners by getting his head out his ass for the last 2/3s or should i cut bait and lean towards either dickerson or willingham RoS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @stinky_llama:I’d bench him for a hot bat if you have the room., but wouldn’t straight drop Heyward for anyone in that tier.

    • ashtray says:
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      @stinky_llama: He’s been great for a month now…

  60. Cram It says:
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    Wondering how much FAAB Dickerson is worth: started with $125. Now have $77. I was thinking mid-teens? 13 teamer. Here’s my current starting OF. How much would you blow on him? (money, that is, you homo! Not that there’s anything wrong with that…) Waivers pass through on Saturday.
    OF-Braun
    OF-Rios
    OF-Cruz
    OF-Arcia
    UTILITY is rotating with IF’s. I don’t have a 5th OF.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Teens should work…maybe higher end since his name is plastered everywhere right now…$17-$18

      • Cram It says:
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        @Mike: Cheers. Yeah I’m hoping he goes 0-fer the next two nights.

  61. Wilson says:
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    Hi, Grey, Pick two to start in W&QS league. thanks.

    Hamels vs CIN (SON $18.6)
    Cain vs NYM ($16.2)
    Weaver vs CHA ($15.3)
    Hughes vs HOU ($10.7)
    Keuchel vs MIN ($8.8)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hamels / Weaver

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: But CIN starter is Cueto … which is excellent… still start Hamels?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          that’s true. yeah I would, I’ll stick to my guns.

  62. papasmurf says:
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    I think Eva Longoria, I mean Evan Longoria is more famous for having almost the same name as the actress than he is for being a ball player. Very overrated fantasy player and I will have to think twice about keeping him after this year. Is .265 22 75 (I am being optimistic) really top 50 material? (Yahoo rated him 24th)

    I guess I could bench him and spark him. The lone game all year I sat him he got 3 hits and a HR.

    Speaking of which, I sat Ortiz due to bad streak and bad weather in CLE and like clockwork he homers again. I laughed cuz it’s pretty amazing.

    I am batting 1.000 this year. I have sat a slumping starter 5 times. 5 homers. :)

    Somehow my team’s in first though despite my incompetence.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes

      I’d hold onto Longoria if you can’t trade him for something decent

      congrats on first place, though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, you could be right on Longo…

  63. Phil says:
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    Grey I need to pick up a catcher to use for the rest of the year. Please give me a few names of guys that might not be on someones team that could be serviceable ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pierzynski, Castro, Gomes, Norris all available in 50% of leagues

  64. B.o.B says:
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    Can you rank Alex Gordon, Desmond Jennings and Khris Davis in 10 team OBP league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      That’s the order I’d put them in

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Mike: Gordon is finally heating up, he’s the clear best of the 3

        • B.o.B says:
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          @Fireball Feliz: I have Desmond and Davis, Gordon is available. So drop Davis for Gordon?

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            I would, yes

  65. Ted says:
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    Kind of want to drop AJ Burnett for Stroman. Is that silly of me?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Not really, he’s pitching through a groin injury

      • Ted says:
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        @Mike: Yah. There is that. Okay. Thanks!

  66. Spring Blake says:
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    Flip No Thumb Harper for Bailey?

    H2H points and I have trout, arcia, k davis, granderson (trumbo on DL)and could use the sp help

    Hitting’s pretty stacked elsewhere too, Donaldson and E^2 are my corners

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Harper

  67. Scott says:
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    Trade G.Cole and Chavez for Price? or do you believe in Cole ROY? His WHIP is killing me.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good trade

  68. Matt says:
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    Thanks for the great work! Quick question:

    *10-Team, 6×6 Roto* Rank the following ROS:

    Corey Dickerson
    Khris Davis
    Oswaldo Arcia
    Coco Crisp
    Christian Yelich

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ROS? Crisp/Davis/Arcia/Yelich/Dickerson

  69. Jay Reimenschneider says:
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    Offered Lackey for Morneau..

    Could use some help at SP, and Morneau has slowed down.. I also have Moss, Singleton and Votto eligible at 1B.. Good Trade?

    With the weather warming up and Colorado playing the least home games in the MLB so far, I’m hesistant to move Morneau

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold Morneau

  70. Nate says:
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    14 team league would you take a flyer on Dickerson if it meant dropping Hosmer or Ozuna?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nate: Assuming Hosmer isn’t your starting 1B, I’d lose him for Dickie

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold on Hosmer

      • Nate says:
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        @Mike: What about Ozuna? Ozuna or Dickerson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  71. mcBlunty says:
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    trade offer, long term keeper league can keep 7 guys, head to head 10×10

    i would be getting votto, fowler and kimbrel

    i would be giving holiday, grienke, and ryu

    i need help offensively and my pitching is pretty deep, should i make this move?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold on Votto

  72. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Current Roster in 12-team ROTO:
    C-Mesoraco
    1B- Goldy
    2B- Wong
    SS- Segura
    3B- Longoria
    OF-Stanton
    OF-Rios
    OF-Heyward
    UTIL-Ozuna
    UTIL-K. Davis
    UTIL-Arcia
    Bench?
    Bench?
    Bench?
    Bench?
    _______________
    Pick 4 for my bench spots ROS: B. Lawrie, Bonofacio, Billy Butler, Eaton, Harrison, Polanco, Dickerson, D. Brown, or Plouffe?

    Thanks again, really appreciate it!

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @The Wizard of Oz(una): eaton polanco dickerson and Brown just in case he gets hot like last year

  73. SallyCips says:
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    Thinking about cutting bait with Burnett, Gallardo, and Butler. Maybe Bonifacio?

    Waiver possibilities are Arcia, Dickerson, Vogelsong, Richards, Pommeranz, maybe De Grom for today’s start vs. Chicago.

    Thoughts in a vacuum?

    • Cram It says:
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      @SallyCips: Pick up Arcia and Dickerson. I’d stream a spot or two instead of straight rostering Burnett and Gallardo

  74. KillerB says:
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    Grey — dynasty league — Arcia or Calhoun?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

  75. MrLeatherman says:
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    Ala…Brian Dozier, can you also shart on Manny Machado tomorrow to get him rolling? Thanks Grey

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha, yeah I need that one too

  76. GusPike says:
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    Can trade away Khris Davis and Melancon for Melky Cabrera – good deal? We think the other M Cabrera can keep it up?

    • Rondelio says:
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      @GusPike:

      I would, Davis and Melancon are waiver fodder

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @GusPike: i would…. but this Melky reminds me of the 2012 Melky where he was leading the league in hits (currently hes 2nd) the first half of the season and was all star game MVP….then POW!!! Busted for roids and missed the rest of the year….just something to think about when owning him lol

      • GusPike says:
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        Thanks – taking a bit of a chance with him, but so far he’s been good…worst case I’m back to the waiver wire again – he’ll be my 3rd/4th OF behind Cutch, Braun and maybe Gardner…@my sisters friend boyfriend:

        • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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          @GusPike: i like him i wish i owned him

  77. Andrew says:
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    Stroman or Gausman? 14 team H2H keeper league…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gausman

  78. SMLV1 says:
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    Still dropping Porcello and Beckett for Wheeler and T. Walker? I also have Chavez.

    Besides Wheeler and Walker, the other pitchers available are W. Davis, Richards, Pomeranz, Harang, Niese, Hutchison, Vogelsong, Peavy, Bauer, Skaggs….among others.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @SMLV1: vogelsong, hutch,richards

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: Mike was saying Richards first yesterday. After his great outing I doubt things have changed.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yeah, I prefer Richards and Hutch to Vogelsong.

      Richards, Wheeler, Walker, Hutch…prefer those guys to Porcello, Beckett, and Chavez

  79. Rondelio says:
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    Dickerson or Arcia ?
    Start or Sit:
    Wacha @KC
    Ventura vs. STL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

      Wacha

  80. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Cuddyer,Beltran or Trumbo ROS in a 10 team h2h points league w/weekly lineups.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Cuddyer

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: thanks

  81. Wilsonian says:
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    Have Polanco on the bench, he ain’t goin’ anywhere. Also have Miller on the bench. Would you cut Miller for any of the following:

    Arcia
    Parra
    Dickerson
    Seff Smiff
    Willingham (on waivers, may not get him with the 12th waiver)
    Vogelsong
    Niese
    Milone

    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

  82. Wadeboggs says:
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    Best catcher to own? Zirino, Rosario, Castro, Norris, piercynski, Castro, or flowers? Have owned several of these throughout the year

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rosario

  83. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench 1 again -

    (8) Choo facing M. Gonzalez
    (18) Springer facing Skaggs (Lefty)
    (20) Rizzo facing De Grom
    (24) Rios facing M. Gonzalez
    (25) Moss facing Tanaka

    Guessing its obviously Moss?

    Also, is there any point in holding onto Phillips when I mainly start Dozier at 2B daily? Been holding onto Phillips in case injury strikes since 2B is so shallow.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no reason to hold Phillips if you’re starting Dozier every day

      yeah, Moss

  84. Smell The Glove says:
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    M. Montero or Y. Gomes?

  85. trick dad says:
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    Cut bait with liriano or cingrani? 10 team mixed h2h categories

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cingrani if he loses his job, but that may change if Latos is hurt again. If both are starting I prefer Cingrani

  86. Tallow says:
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    Just got offered Ryan Zimmerman for Melky.

    12 team, ESPN, XBH, and K/BB, and OBP instead of AVG.

    Current Team.
    C- Norris
    1B- Gonzalez
    2B- Pedoria
    3B- Wright
    SS- Segura
    2B/SS- Aybar
    1B/3B- Duda
    OF- Werth
    OF- Josh Hamilton
    OF- Rios
    OF- Melky
    OF- Arcia
    UTIL- Billy Hamilton
    Bench – Hosmer
    Bench – Headley

    P- Hernandez
    P- Cole
    P- Rosenthal
    P- Fister
    P- Cueto
    P- Soria
    P- Rodriquez
    P- Chamberlain
    Bench – Gio
    DL- Latos

    My first thought is to decline it, but came here to ask for second opinions.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take it

  87. Adam says:
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    Arcia or Dickerson?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Adam: might want to read everybodys questions this has been asked like 12 times today….i usually read all the questions and more then likely i can find the answer im looking for in there.

      • Adam says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: Thanks – I usually do the same – but had a meeting today – so I just had to post and run.

        Sounds like everyone is picking dickerson.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: hahahah

  88. Five-On-One says:
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    I’ve started cutting bait on some of the guys I drafted for $3-$8, hoping to get outsized returns. And I got to say, it feels good. First to go was Brad Miller. No one touched him, and I have been keeping an eye on him (and seen some recommend picking him up) but no room on my team for him just yet. Then I cut ties with Soriano. He was picked up almost immediately, and my guess is the owner is regretting that move. Just this morning, I let Gyorko go – and surprise, no one wants him. Even though he has been on my bench for a while, it was painful looking at his stats every day. Sooo bad. I still have Liriano – he is likely the next to go. Open that spot for a streamer (or anything, really). Maybe I’ll learn something from all this and next year cut ties with the guys who aren’t working out a bit sooner. Or maybe I will kill enough brain cells this year to forget what I’ve just learned and repeat it all again next year. Hmmm… maybe I should write this down somewhere just in case.

  89. lynnguppy says:
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    Do the other 3 girl-readers leave comments/questions?

    Drafted A. Simmons, picked up Villar to tide me over while Simmons was in a funk, both are terrible, and now apparently also injured in some form (wrist, elbow, ankle). Have totally lost patience with both and wondering if I should drop one, or both, and start fresh. Looking at ss options available in my league and my brain has turned to pudding losing sleep, staring at stats (would be nice to replace Villar’s speed, since dude can’t get on base):
    B. Miller, S. Drew, Aybar, R. Tejada, Flores, Escobar, any call-ups I should grab instead? ehhhh….

    Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      assuming that’s not Alcides Escobar, maybe Miller or Aybar

      I’d still prefeer to hold onto Villar though

      • lynnguppy says:
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        @Mike: Thanks! Held onto Villar (mostly so no one else gets his speed if he actually rights himself). Finally dropped Simmons, who has been totally useless on my bench for over a month (wow, that felt good) and picked up Arcia, because I could. :)

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lynnguppy: Sometimes they do to talk about my handsomeness…. What Mike said…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha only when you pay them though

  90. GB says:
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    Adam Laroche or Hosmer ROS? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hosmer

  91. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Do you hate Eddie Butler’s start tomorrow as much as SON?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah…rookie / Coors, plus I don’t argue with robots

  92. Dean says:
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    Best streamer today?

    Skaggs at Astros
    Degrom at Cubs
    Correia home vs Brewers
    Wood home vs Mets
    Kendrick at Nationals

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with SON…let’s roll with Wood

  93. Dean says:
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    Y Ventura home vs Cardinals
    Pomeranz at Yankees

    Start or sit?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start both

  94. B. Baloney says:
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    Markakis now has more homers than Matt Holliday. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhh*fart*.

  95. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    arcia over dickerson?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: lol refer up above to the 100′s of other fantasiers that asked that lol

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go Arcia. If Grey gets on here later and says Dickerson for these I’ll eat the humble pie…

      • Cram It says:
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        @Mike: Haha. I think he was saying Arcia to the other 100 of this same question yesterday.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Mike: I wouldn’t be surprised it that’s tomorrow Buy/Sell lead to answer tomorrow’s 100 “Arcia or Dickerson”s

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Haha

  96. Aero says:
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    Alex Gordon, Werth, Pujols for Gardner and Adam Jones.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

      • Aero says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike. What about stipping down to Gordon & Werth for Jones?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Aero: Jones

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I could go for that.

        • Aero says:
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          @Aero: Thanks fellas

  97. Dean says:
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    Leake home vs Giants
    Wacha at Royals
    Peralta at Twins

    Top 2?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wacha, Peralta

  98. Ron says:
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    I’ve lost the last 2 weeks and this week I’m down again in a H2H points league. I know my team doesn’t suck but they are doing a good impression of a Hoover right now.

    Please take a look at this roster. Should I be looking to make a serious move to improve or just look forward to after the ASB when I get my DL guys back?

    C: Perez
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Dozier
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Everth
    OF: Trout, A. Jones, Moss
    UTIL: A-Gon, R. Zimmerman
    BN: Rizzo
    DL: Cargo, Harper, Arenado
    NA: Baez

    SP: Cobb, Shields, Gray, Chavez, Beckett, Kluber, Keuchel, Pomeranz, Hughes, McHugh
    RP: Balfour, Melancon

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Ron: looks good…get rid of melancon since grilli is saving again…maybe qualls or britton is on the wire

      • Aero says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: Britton may have an unexpected bonus in some leagues that have only defined SP & RP slots because he qualifies as both, and you can therefore have an active extra closer.

  99. SMLV1 says:
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    Rank em in order Porcello, Chavez and Beckett.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beckett, Chavez, Porcello

  100. Steve D. says:
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    Thinking of putting a deal together for Hosmer as a long term replacement for Prince Fielder. Have Lind at first for now, but need pitching, and have been offered CJ Wilson for him. Trumbo on the DL, so he’s my current play at first once he gets back.

    Someone had dropped Aramis Ramirez when he went on the DL, so I scooped him up strictly as trade bait (I have Donaldson and Panda already). Thinking of offering Ramirez for Hosmer, then flipping Lind for Wilson and rolling with Eric at first. If he continues to underwhelm, I have Trumbo coming back in about a month.

    Thoughts on these moves? Aramis might be the conservative play to outperform Hosmer, but I could use a first baseman more than a third baseman.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the moves

  101. Wilsonian says:
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    I need help with an OF issue. We play four OFers. I have the following guys that can play there:

    Jones
    Brantley
    Springer
    K.Davis
    Marte
    Myers – DL

    With Marte in the doghouse and Davis cooling off (and Myers being a HUGE baby, not to mention sucking beforehand) do I drop any of them for another bat? This is what is available:

    Bourn
    Markakis
    Ozuna
    Arcia
    Hunter
    Dickerson

    Or just stand pat?

    8 Team H2H (5 player keeper): H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: 8 teamer and that kind of FA pool…the only answer is go with the hot bat/who has the best weekly matchup/playing in Coors.

      • Aero says:
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        @Cram It: After playing in 12 team leagues I’m having a similar adjustment issue to 10 teamers. Lots of serviceable talent, but hard to let go of pretty good players sometimes.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold. I could see switching out Arcia and Davis, but I prefer Davis myself

  102. the pillar & the stones says:
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    K Davis or Taveras ROS for pts leagues?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis, the PT thing Grey mentioned in his blurb this morning makes me a little nervous with OT

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @the pillar & the stones: Davis for now, Taveras ROS…this seems to be a common question. I would absolutely go Taveras given his upside. If he starts rolling, I don’t see how they send him down. However, not sure he hit his Super 2, so it is a possibility.

  103. dan says:
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    could you rank these 3 SP ROS. CJ WIlson, Ian Kennedy, Archer?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dan: Archer!

      • Aero says:
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        @Cram It: Danger Zone!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Aero: Danger Zone!

  104. The Duchess says:
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    I hate to ask a catcher question but….
    I currently have Norris but Perez is on the wire… as are Pierz, Castro, Ruiz
    Would you stick w/Norris or is the obv to swap for Perez? It’s OBP lg Thanks so much!

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Duchess: “I hate to ask a catcher question but..” is the equivalent of “I’m not a racist, but…”

      Perez is the best hitter of the bunch and should have better end of year #’s. But if you’re talking right now, you go with the hot bat. Because that’s what you do with the catcher spot if you don’t have a top tier guy.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not a racist but Perez.

  105. TJ says:
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    I have Polanco stashed and I’m wondering who would be better until he comes up:

    Arcia, L. Martin, J. Harrison,

    and also ROS, just for good measure.

    Great stuff as always, Grey. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @TJ: Arcia, unless you’re desperate for speed, then Martin.

  106. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Arcia or Dickerson? Lol jk

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Cram It: khris Davis is sooooo last week lol

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          am I swimming upstream with my K Davis love?

          • Mello Yello says:
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            @Mike: Looks like it…he might be so next week though? Haha

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Haha

  107. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Anyone get WOOD going against the Mets today?
    SON isn’t very aroused (7.9)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start him

  108. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G would you drop jesse chavez for stroman or gausman or stream?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stroman

  109. danny says:
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    Hi,

    I have Beltre at 3B but picked up panda awhile ago before he was hot and used him in Utl.

    10 team H2H league 6×6 OBP

    In my OF i have: Heyward, Bruce, Holliday, Werth

    Should I keep panda or drop him for:

    Beltran Arcia, Coco, Polanco, Dickerson, Morales?

    At 1B I have Moss and Rizzo…if had to trade one, who would go?

    Would either one be worth trading for Morneau or Crush? Would have to package a pitcher or my above OF as well for Crush so is he worth it?

    Thanks Grey

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d swap Panda for Beltran

      I’d be willing to give Rizzo and an arm for Crush

    • Cram It says:
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      @danny: I would rather upgrade an OF than trading for C Davis.

  110. Mello Yello says:
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    “CarGlass”…oh Nick…I love you, but you’re crazy. Let’s go Yordano!!

  111. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Would you drop A.Jackson for any of these guys?

    O.ARCIA
    C.GRANDERSON
    J.WILLINGHAM
    M.TEIXEIRA
    D.FOWLER
    G.PARRA
    L.CAIN

    could you also rank these SP
    N.EOVALDI
    R.PORCELLO
    D.KEUCHEL

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arcia

      Keuchel
      Eovaldi
      Porcello

    • Cram It says:
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      @dubjay: 1. Depends what I needed. 2. Keuchel, Eovaldi, Porcello.

  112. Busher says:
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    12 team h2h league, 7×7 (OBP, SLG)..

    Who’s the best UTIL: Juan Francisco, Khris Davis, Matt Kemp

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kemp

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Busher: Ha, you want me to say Matt Kemp. I know this trick! But no, K-Davis, or “Kay-Dave”…I’m still working on that

  113. happyharry1958 says:
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    Just got offered My J.Hamilton, J.Lowrie and Porcello for His Andrus,Eaton and Archer??

    12 team,H2H,6X6 3 year keeper.

    • Cram It says:
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      @happyharry1958: I would, but I’m a Porcello hater and an Archer lover.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @happyharry1958: Damn you Josh Hamilton, I just can’t give up on you…hope this doesn’t go all Linceclumsley on me

  114. Red Barons says:
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    Is there a Razz ball term for when Grey tells you to pick a player up and in your head you say, “I know he was picked up the other day; I don’t have to even check.” Then an hour later somebody in your league (not you) actually picks him up?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Red Barons: Knucklehead?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Red Barons: Alzheimer’s?

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Red Barons: Yeah, I’ll take knucklehead. Just hoping there was a cool, official term to take some of the sting away.

  115. Doubledeep says:
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    Trying to make a trade but if I can’t who do I drop with Beltran coming off DL

    Beltran, arcia, crisp, ozuna

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna

  116. J-FOH says:
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    I finally watched the season finale of Silicon Valley. What a good comedy.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you guys must not have kids. I haven’t watched an adult TV show in four years

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: I do but I also have a DVR and am an insomniac

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha. I need to get on this DVR thing. It’s full of stuff I don’t have time to watch. Maybe I’ll try the not sleeping approach.

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Mike: Yup, find a show or two that looks interesting and DVR it/them. Watch after the kids go to sleep. Easier to maintain some semblance of sanity that way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @J-FOH: Oh, and watch Fargo!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: yup i get to see a ton of Jake and the neverland pirates and Sophia the first…Disney JR

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Doc McStuffins, Little Einsteins, etc. Right there with you. I’m starting to wean my daughter off of the Disney stuff to watch some more of the PBS stuff. It’s a bit more tolerable.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            @Jef @Magoo

            Haha…now those are some shows I get to watch everyday. It’s time for your checkup…tiiiiimme for your checkup. Make it stop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Erhlich is brilliant… No idea what he’s done before, but big fan…Someone give him Rogen’s career…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: He’s the B-Movie version of Seth Rogen with a better stoner laugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s better than Rogen!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that’s not hard. I did really like him in Freaks and Geeks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That and Knocked Up

  117. MB says:
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    Which side in long term league where we keep everyone. 5×5 roto

    Everth/Heyward or Gordon/Starlin

    Thank you

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @MB: Starlin…It’s getting harder to back Padre hitters by the minute…tough to lose Heyward, but it sounds like you’re getting $1.50 for $1.25

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      man, that’s tough. Dynasty I’d lean the Heyward side

  118. John says:
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    Some similar guys whos best two options longer term

    Crawford-when back
    Yelich
    LMartin
    Ajackson

    • Cram It says:
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      @John: I’d take Yelich and Martin long term

  119. Matt says:
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    Which side in 5×5 OBP/QS (no wins)

    Price/Hosmer or Choo/Quintana?

    Thanks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Matt: Depends on what you need. Price pitches deep into every game. Then again, Quintana’s been quietly solid…Choo’s the best player too…so yeah after talking that out, Choo side

  120. pipa says:
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    Would you trade Moss for Alvarez and Kemp?

    I currently have Prado / Dan Murphy playing 3B. I have Kipnis as well. And Aramis is on waivers right now. I could essentially pick him up.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @pipa: How’s your OF and do you have a contingency if/when Kemp won’t be helping you (via injury or another week-long hiatus

      • pipa says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        My OF is as follows.

        Choo, Heyward, , Yelich, Moss, Cuddyer, and Hunter(who I want to drop in favor of Arcia). Obviously, Prado had OF eligibility as well.

  121. MR.T says:
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    they’re offering me CarGo (injuried) for my abreu. should i?

  122. OaktownSteve says:
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    What’s up Razzballians? Your RCL team lousy? Thinking about fantasy football season already? Before you abandon ship, try this….

    Albright asks you above, “You sure you just don’t want to stream?” I ask you, “Are you sure you just don’t want to stream?”

    The RCL is a stream league. If you’re not streaming your pitchers, you aren’t doing it right. Albright got it right yesterday when he packaged a couple of servicable guys in Keuchel and Cole (Cole still having great upside RoS) in a multi-player deal. It’s a good idea.

    Here’s a recipe to revive your RCL team (and possibly get back in the chase). Get rid of all your SPs. If you have a top 10 SP you can hang on. Otherwise, they are all useless roster clutter. All of them. Trade any SP you can to your unsuspecting leaguemates who don’t read the comments. Try to get as much offense, closers and elite middle relievers. Go to your waiver wire and pick up all the closers in waiting and high K rate MRs you can to fill you pitching staff. Hold one rotating stream spot for starters, stream a start every day and trot your 8 relievers out there to give you the delicious high K, vulture win, rate stat lowering goodness.

    Here’s a taste of what’s possible. I’m in a very competitive RCL with some past overall champs and Razz writers called the FCL (frequent commenter league). I haven’t checked lately but at one point the league had the top competitive index in RCL-dom. I’m sure it’s close. And there are other streamers in there, so it’s not like there’s a ton of low hanging fruit.

    Here are my numbers over my last 9 streams (covers like 12 days because I didn’t have a streamer go a couple of days)…I own no SPs in this league:

    Streamers: 64 IP, 8 wins (out of 9 starts), 1.41 ERA, .984 Whip, 48 Ks (6.75/9)
    Relievers: 42.1 IP, 5 wins, 1.24 ERA, .779 WHIP, 51 Ks (10.84 K/9).

    Streaming is fun. It’s a link back in to real baseball, which helps you in all your fantasy leagues. Which offenses are hot/cold, what are the match ups that day, what’s the ball park, which pitchers pitch well against which teams.

    Seriously, if you’ve reached the point where you’ve had it with your RCL team and you’re not already streaming, give it a try.

    Please note…this is an RCL thing because of the depth and rules setting….may not apply to all leagues.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good stuff Steve

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yup Ive been doing this in one of my leagues…works great

  123. SMLV1 says:
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    Ok, so to make things clear and I don’t screw myself…

    My Pitching staff in H2H league -

    Cueto
    Shields
    Santana
    Fister
    Eovaldi
    CHAVEZ
    PORCELLO
    BECKETT
    DL – Gio Gonzalez

    Dropping Chavez, Porcello and Beckett to pick up Wheeler, Richards and T. Walker?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would, yes

  124. Steve says:
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    Thinking of moving Cargo for needed SP help in 14-team keeper h2h

    OF: Stanton, Cargo, Braun, Cespedes, A.Jackson, Martin, Pederson

    SP: Teheran, Burnett, Zimmermann, Skaggs, Bauer, Quintana, Bradley

    I’d love Cargo or Cespedes for his Cueto & Sanchez (maybe Smardjia)

    Am I crazy to move Cargo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t move CarGo

  125. MR.T says:
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    who’s better for you andrus or segura??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Segura personally

  126. JustanUncle says:
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    offered Lester for Polanco and Archer….who wins?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco/Archer

  127. SF says:
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    Who should I grab to replace Gyorko? Harrison, LaMahieu, Scooter, Bonifacio, or Beckham?
    Thanks for all the great advice.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Beckham

  128. Alex says:
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    Okay to drop Austin Jackson in a 10 team roto redraft league? Kind of want to snag Andrew Heaney

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure, if he’s just a bench bat and you need an arm.

      • Alex says:
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        @Mike: Yep, right now my OF currently consists of Springer, Ellsbury, CarGo (DL), Upton, Willingham, Beltran, Polanco, and AJax.

  129. Ryan says:
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    Taveras or Polanco…who would you rather have in a dynasty league?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Ryan:

      Taveras

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras

  130. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    wish they would just call up polanco already so i can drop Span (although he’s been good) and pick up stroman or heaney. this he’s coming, he’s not coming, nonsense is ridiculous.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      should be soon…

  131. Ghost of Lane Pryce says:
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    Can Starlin Castro keep up his HR pace? I was looking to upgrade from Asdrubal at short and I was offered Castro. I cant help but think ROS theres not much difference between the two aside from maybe power and the resultant OPS boost. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would be all over Castro for AssCab personally

  132. Steve says:
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    Drop Burnett for Gausman? No one will trade for the walking wounded and his performances are getting progressively worse each start.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Is it just a spot start? I’d want Gausman over Burnett, but not if they are just going to send him right back down.

  133. nick the dick says:
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    best pickup? roark/millone/stroman/rubby

  134. Brendan says:
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    Should I trade away Donaldson and Marte to receive Strasburg, Longoria, and Rajai Davis? 12-team 5×5 roto here are my current ranks in each category:
    R: 1st
    HR: T-2nd
    RBI: 1st
    SB: 3rd (20 SB behind 2nd)
    AVG: 4th
    W: 7th
    SV: 6th
    K: 6th
    ERA: 9th
    WHIP: 10th

    As you can see, I really need help in pitching. My ERA and WHIP are high because I’ve had bad luck with streaming, Tommy Hunter, and I just didn’t invest much in pitching during the draft. Should I make that trade? It seems to be good in that in helps me with pitching and allows me a way to dump Marte, but I’m nervous about giving up a potential MVP candidate in Donaldson.

  135. RTP says:
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    best use of UTIL spot in the short term…. Khris Davis, Lind, Aramis Ramirez, Parra, Juan Fransisco, Raj Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Khris

  136. pakestwo says:
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    got offered matt adams for polanco.

    What do you think? it’s a redraft league

    Mike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pakestwo: I’d take Adams if that’s what I needed and it was a deep league

      • pakestwo says:
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        It is a deep league…14 teams.

        Does the fact that it’s H2h make a difference?

        Thanks again

  137. pakestwo says:
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    yordano ventura, wheeler, or keuchel ROS??

    I need to drop one to activate beltran

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait until after Yordano’s start tonight and leave Beltran on the DL

  138. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Who do you think is the better stream: Smyly ($14.5) or McCarthy ($11.2)?

  139. happyharry1958 says:
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    Mr.Grey,

    ROS – Pomeranz or Masterson?

    Thanks Man!

  140. ram says:
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    Somebody is getting dropped soon. I have all kinds of patience for proven MLB players with power and some speed but Granderson and Dom Brown have been subpar at best. Who gets the GlenGarry GlenRoss third prize out of these two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Brown

      • ram says:
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        @Grey: thanx! I think Sandberg thinks Dom sucks. LIkes hitting him 6th at best – often 7th.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has sucked

  141. happyharry1958 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just got offered My J.Hamilton, J.Lowrie and Porcello for His Andrus,Eaton and Archer??

    12 team,H2H,6X6 3 year keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  142. GB says:
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    I just want to take a moment.. to say how much I love Todd “The Todd Father” Frazier. He just homered again today.

    I put Frazier and Wright on the block and ppl would only inquire about Wright… I traded Wright for Cole Hamels and Pedro Alvarez 2 weeks ago.

    Long live The Todd Father.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  143. Allan says:
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    Drop Morse for Polanco at utility when he’s called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  144. Dean says:
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    Rank?

    Wacha at Royals
    Peralta at Twins
    Ventura home vs Cards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, Ventura

  145. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade Chavez and vmart to get cargo? I can use heyward as a fill in. Or are you concerned with his ROS value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , Marte or Kemp ROS? Thanks.

  147. Tyler says:
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    Who is the better play the rest of the year? Arcia or Beltran?

  148. MR.T says:
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    springer for R.soriano (rp) & jay bruce

    wich side?

  149. Tbone says:
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    12 team 6×6 weekly H2H with SLG as additional category and OBP instead of BA.
    No MI or CI and 4 OF.

    I have:
    2B: Utley (Dee, Rendon)
    SS: Dee (Bogaerts)
    3B: Wright (Bogaerts, Rendon)
    OF: Cutch, Gordon, Springer, Jennings (G. Jones, Myers)
    DH: Rendon, Bogaerts

    I’ve thought of trying to shop Wright and/or Utley (would love to deal Myers…some value as he qualifies as a keeper).

    Been offered Cano for Wright…I would still have the same logjam, except I’ve seen the Utley decline firsthand before. Take the deal or try to find an OF in a league that is loathe to trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tbone: I’d take Cano

  150. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    any faith in Odorizzi today vs MIA? i have one or maybe 2 stream spots for week and opp is streaming all of his spots in h2h. SON loves this start. problem is i’m already winning era/whip for like first time in 5 weeks this late in week in this league.

  151. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    It seems that the best thing to happen in my ESPN keeper was for Harper to go down for three months to force a visit to the waiver wire for an outfield replacement. Michael Morse you beautiful bastard! And now new and improved with 1B eligibility. Harper – don’t rush back you stool.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: what size league was morse on waiver?

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @goodfold2: This was EARLY in the season – weeks ago and the same day Harper went down. I think at that time he was less than 30% owned in ESPN leagues. Don’t forget, Morse wasn’t drafted in most leagues and barely cracked 300 (pick #296) in ESPN leagues. I only mentioned him today because he just went yard in Cincy.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse: 12 team keeper with 10 offense/10 arms and four bench.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Moronymous Lohse: i forgot he was that low ADP. i know he was drafted in 10 of my 10 teamers (deep benches)

  152. Mike says:
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    Would you rather have Colby Rasmus or Melky Cabrera long-term in a dynasty league? I currently have Melky but got offered Colby and Asher Wojciechowski for the Melk-man

  153. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    amount of homers mccarthy allows today, over under 1.5. Go, do it!

  154. Dean says:
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    Degrom at Cubs
    Correia home vs Brewers
    Wood home vs Mets
    Kendrick at Nationals

    Top 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dean: Wood, DeGrom

  155. George says:
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    I dropped Chavez for Rubby De La Rosa because of De La Rosa’s upside.

    Also, can someone please tell me how this lineup looks in a 16-team OBP (R, HR, RBI, TB, AVG, SB) league for the rest of the season:

    Altuve (2B)
    Braun (RF)
    Ortiz (1B)
    Holliday (LF)
    J. Hamilton (CF)
    Zimmerman (3B)
    Morneau (IF)
    O. Taveras (OF)
    Ramos (C)
    Segura (SS)

    Bench – Conor GIllaspie, Billy Hamilton, Cron
    DL – Fielder, Profar, Avisail Garcia, Myers
    Minors – Kris Bryant, Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @George: Looks fine, you should trade an OF so you can play Hamilton or get a piece that you need…

      • George says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – It is a salary cap keeper league so the chances of trading Braun, Holliday, or Josh Hamilton are remote because of salaries, and my desire to trade OTav, Myers or Billy Hamilton are remote.

        I have to be a bit more strategic on Billy Hamilton because in the last two games, he has collected five hits so far but from my view having an outfield of Holliday, J. Hamilton, Braun and OTav should be a difference maker in a league like this and I can still plug and play B. Hamilton in order to ensure that I take the stolen base category.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  156. Spring Blake says:
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    Thanks ESPN!

    “Encarnacion wouldn’t appear at risk of landing on the disabled list just yet, but the Blue Jays haven’t revealed too much information regarding the severity of the issue. He’ll remain day-to-day for time being, and should be immediately reinserted into lineups once he’s declared healthy.”

  157. OaktownSteve says:
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    I was just typing up a note about how the A’s would approach Tanaka. The A’s and Chili Davis are the best at putting together and then executing a game plan. Talk about a bunch of professional hitters. You had to think they would look to be aggressive on fastballs early to avoid the split later in the count, but if they didn’t get the early fastball, try to take the AB deeper and get him nibbling to drive up the pitch count. If any team, collectively, can lay off the split it’ll be the A’s. Great pitch recognition up and down the line up. And sure enough, Jaso rips a first pitch fastball into the seats.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      and this is the A’s all over. Their clean up hitter from yesterday (Cespedes) who is coming off a two homer game sits and journeyman catcher Steven Vogt gets a start in right.

  158. L-Boogie says:
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    Kluber or Lester ROS?

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      Id think Kluber at this point

  159. Dstroemer says:
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    Stroman or McHugh in a 10 team H2H dynasty league?

  160. Sal says:
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    Drop Koehler or de la rosa for Eddie butler?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Sal:

      Koehler is due for some serious regression…the bad kind.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @OaktownSteve: hasn’t it already been showing up?

  161. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for the info and advice always appreciated. Well I finally did it what side do you like and is it generally a fair trade on both sides? Kuechel has good numbers this year.

    Singleton for Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: It’s fair, depends on needs

  162. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey always a pleasure.

    Would you trade andrus and sonny gray or anibal for Hanley Ramirez?

    10 team , standard 5×5 cat h2h league.

    My lineup is as follows:
    C: Rosario 1B: goldschmidt 2B: kipnis 3B: longo
    SS: andrus OF: springer cutch jupton util: khris Davis, Wong N/A: polanco

    SP: Kluber Darvish anibal gray eovaldi porcello keuchel mchugh
    RP: Doolittle krod Balfour qualls

    Thank you in advance !

  163. happyharry1958 says:
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    12 team, 6×6, H2H, 3 yr. keep. Your tj\houghts on this trade for Harper – Thanks Grey Man!
    My Blackmon and J.Hamilton for his Harper and N.Walker ?

  164. Whodat says:
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    Would you drop Teixiera for Arcia? Desperate for runs,RBI’s and bombs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. Mikey P. says:
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    In a deep 12 team league with LF, CF, RF, OF positions. Currently have:
    Justin Upton, LF
    Coco Crisp, CF
    Jose Bautista, RF
    Michael Cuddyer, RF
    Norichika Aoki, RF
    Michael Bourn, RF

    Would you drop Aoki or Bourn to add Dickerson depth to LF??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Aoki

  166. Red Barons says:
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    12-team 5×5 roto
    Who do you like the least?
    Beckett, Eovaldi, Porcello, or Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  167. Matt says:
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    How you rank Yelich, Khris, Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  168. BDubs says:
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    Good riddance Gyucko. Now, whom to replace you with?

    Aviles, Scooter, Mercer, Miller, Beckham, LeMahieu?

    Leaning towards LeMahieu with next 8 games at Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  169. Alex says:
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    Who do I drop in dynasty? RP

    Shaw, Benoit, McGee or Axford?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  170. Yo Grey,

    Pick three ROS, bonus points for not giving up walks or HR:

    McCarthy, Pomeranz, Chavez, Ruby De La Rosa, Elias, Masterson, Heaney, Tomlin, Butler.

    Thanks, interweb friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Pomeranz, Masterson

  171. John says:
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    THought I sent this?? Well anyhow looking for last piece for my 10 tm lineup. Can take on some upside but need a solid bat overall once harper returns Ill cut one of the two and they hopefully be the util? I have good power but more wouldnt hurt, just looking for best overall.

    2 guys long term upside but dont want to be reaching
    yelich singleton Arcia Ozuna
    hosmer ajackson Lmartin crawford when healthy

    • John says:
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      @John: 10 tm h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Ozuna

  172. Party Boy John says:
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    rank singleton aramis frazier ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Singleton

  173. OaktownSteve says:
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    My first real good look at Tanaka. Impressive. He’s got all the components. Stuff is there including a plus plus out pitch. Ability to locate his pitches. Doesn’t have to give in on fastballs. Gives the appearance of being a guy who will compete really hard. Delivery is mechanically sound. Repeatable. Looks like a keeper for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, watched him a few times now… Really impressive… Think he could be a top 5 SP

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I do to

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          o

          “o” added to previous post…d’oh

  174. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Would you guys trade:

    Rizzo and Sale for Beltre?
    Frazier and Sale for Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier/Sale

      • Janssen with the Stars says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s fixated on Rizzo. Would u do Rizzo and Sale for Beltre? Too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  175. booya says:
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    12 H2H keeper w/ OPS & QS
    Would you give cliff Lee for cingrani and Rosario?
    Norris is my catcher right now…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  176. blindnuts says:
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    Craig and Keuchel for Kemp and Greinke…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  177. blindnuts says:
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    Altuve for Cano…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  178. Zar says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    Do we just not trust Liriano at all anymore? What if the Stream-o-nator loves him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zar: What if the Stream-o-nator loves your mom? *drops mic*

      • Zar says:
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        @Cram It: Start!

  179. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    “F*ckin’ Tanaka…that creep can roll, man”

    “Yeah, but he’s a pervert dude.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s Hideki

  180. AdamH says:
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    Do you trust Matt Cain to do what the player rater says for the rest of the season i.e. 16 starts, 9 QS, 3.78 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and a K/9 around 8.5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  181. Trymore says:
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    Goldy, keuchel, marte for freeman and tanaka – which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  182. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    I have Tavares, Singleton, Bruce just sitting on my bench… Ok move in a redraft league to move Taveras for Betances to gain some k’s, good era and a couple vulture wins/ saves hopefully? Arica is free agent I can pick up aswell.
    Thanks!

  183. pakestwo says:
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    votto and gio

    for

    yu and ventura

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  184. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Fowler has the BB/K Profile and the improved lineup to be a factor in my points format but lately has gone missing. Grey, would you be dropping Dexter for a hot Arcia or a possibly short-sighted Corey Dickerson given the limited shelf life?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia for power

  185. Long Bawls says:
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    For everyone who had 3:03 pm EST on June 5 as the moment J.A. Happ’s ERA and general fantasy utility would surpass Justin Verlander’s, please find the sobbing man muttering to himself in the shadows to collect your prize.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  186. Adam says:
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    I own Bautista and need some help in pitching. I currently have the following offers sent my way. Would you jump on either of these?

    Bautista/Teheran for Kershaw/Altuve
    Bautista/Eovaldi for Darvish/Daniel Murphy

    I’d appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Adam: The Murphy offer is maybe a little better, but eh on both; I would hold. Can you stream in your league? There are plenty of good FA arms in most places…

      • Adam says:
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        @Long Bawls:

        Streaming might be possible but we don’t have daily adds, so it’d be a bit more challenging.

        Also, I’m pretty sure Bautista is going to make his annual DL trip soon….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw one

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Though I wouldn’t do either, I’d do as Long Bawls said

        • Adam says:
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          @Grey:
          Hold it is then, thanks fellas!

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Adam: ya got long balls larry!

  187. El Queso Grande says:
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    The better Upton for Bumgarner? left with Trout, Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter, Khris Davis and Ben Revere in the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Upton

  188. Swfcdan says:
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    Yankees are winning finally, why? Because Tanaka started of course.

    We should call him the Ishi from now on, Japanese for doctor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t get it

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Isn’t that why the Jays fans called Halladay “Doc” all those years? Because they were often losing but when Halladay took the mound he cured their woes for a night. Feels like the same thing with Tanaka and the Yanks now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was it? Don’t remember that…

        • Game of Throws says:
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          @Swfcdan: @Swfcdan: “Doc” Holliday was a gunslinger in the wild west. Hallady/holliday… It also works b/c gunslinger is a nick name for fast ball pitcher

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Game of Throws: Well I’ll be damned, never knew it was because of that. They did call him the doctor also though, but I guess could be same reference. Showing my age!

  189. DomMattingly says:
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    Replacing Gyorko…I could use a SS,
    Villar, Miller, Peralta, or Gregarious?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  190. Anthony says:
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    I need to win now so I traded away Hosmer and Harper to get Votto. Cool with that Grey? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  191. RS says:
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    In a 12 team, 6 player keeper league w OPS.

    Kemp is starting to wear on my and am looking to get whatever value i can from him at this point. Do you think Shields for Kemp straight up is a fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Shields

  192. Alex says:
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    Hughes > Quintana and Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  193. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Need some advice…say your in h2h points league where you gotta set your lineups for the week before the first pitch monday and you got two good pitchers with one start that week and its against each other…do you usually throw them both out there or try to guess which is gonna do better..for example I had Minor vs Iwakuma this week..i went with Minor and kept Iwakuma on the bench..Minor gave me 15 points and Iwakuma 28 on the bench..how do you usually play something like that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play both if they’re good

  194. Hang onto Paxton and Pineda or cut one (who) for Odorizzi or Koehler also these closers on waivers, Reed, Paps or Soria in my H2H points weekly league.

    cheerrs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both for Soria and Odorizzi

  195. Alex says:
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    I can dump burnett over roark and quintana in dynasty after Latos comes back right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos just had a setback

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Just a calf cramping up, right? That’s a conditioning/hydration thing. But it might mean another rehab start and another week delay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  196. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    now that porcello had one decent outting, him or floyd? Floyd hasn’t been great either, but he gets more K’s and has been better than porcello, except with wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i guess who the decent opp was says a lot

  197. Trade Josh Hamilton and Oscar T for David Price in my 10 team daily standard 5X5 roto league

    here is my team:

    BATS:
    Joe Mauer
    Albert Pujols
    Brett Lawrie
    Pablo Sandoval
    Starlin Castro
    Josh Hamilton
    Matt Holliday
    Oscar Taveras
    Jay Bruce
    Corey Dickerson
    Dee Gordon
    Yasiel Puig
    Matt Kemp
    Bryce Harper

    PITCHERS
    Clayton Kershaw
    Felix Hernandez
    Madison Bumgarner
    Anibal Sanchez
    Jered Weaver
    Taijuan Walker
    Michael Pineda
    Kenley Jansen
    David Robertson
    Addison Reed
    Joakim Soria
    Ernesto Frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • @Grey: thanks, also, Ozuna was just cut, pick up Ozuna over Dickerson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  198. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    somebody just dropped cain sugar, should i drop james jones or lake to grab him? i need runs and average more than anything else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: just noticed dickerson was dropped here too, so i’m grabbing both cain/dickerson for dropping lake/jones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  199. Schlitzy says:
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    I can’t keep miggy next year but if I trade him he is keepable by the new owner for 3 years. Trout owner has one more year of keeper eligibility. I can get trout for miggy plus one of Braun, springer or Harper. Which should I offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trout for Miggy and Springer

  200. goodfold2 says:
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    i really thought odorizzi never projected as a high K guy when he was coming up, like a backend control guy. now he’s upped his K’s and walks and appears to want to be high k, dangerous whip guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure where this is coming from

  201. Dave says:
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    Hello, Kazmir for Ryu, which side wins? non keeper

    6×6 qs — thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hello, Kazmir

  202. goodfold2 says:
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    have realmuto or baur for MIA ever played this year yet.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: nope, checked their batting lines, or if they have neither has any hits yet.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and now he’s getting porcello’d with 5 str singles. does this guy have like short term jo-fer powder that makes his stuff filth as shit for first time through order, but never again after?

  203. Douche Nozzle says:
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    Which one to cut of Keuchel, Miller, or Eovaldi? Or would you hold him a little longer?

    • Douche Nozzle says:
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      @Douche Nozzle: and then, maybe should I add Seager or add and stash Arenado?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Douche Nozzle: don’t know how arenado and seager are available but arenado should be stashed absolutely everywhere in keeper leagues.

        • Douche Nozzle says:
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          @goodfold2: It’s only a 10 team league, and only four of us are loaded. There are only so may roster spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  204. Douche Nozzle says:
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    You had me drop Xander a few weeks ago, and now he’s gone. Should I sob quietly or wail without abandon…or softly golf clap?

    • Jacks says:
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      @Douche Nozzle: Just traded him in a keeper (have Tulo and Hanley at keeper prices). I think he’ll be a good fantasy SS, with 20 HR pop as he develops and consistently good BA, but not a fantasy superstar. For this year, I’d expect the ups and downs to continue. .285 15 HR 4 SB, 55 RBI type of year. Not going to win you leagues.

  205. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    better stash, victorino or pineda, team is already good at ratios, not so much at runs/avg.
    2. which is the last keeper after first 3, trout/mccutchen/harper/cobb/bogaerts/arcia/wong/baez/shields

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Douche Nozzle: he’s been telling people to grab arcia everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino…2. They’re close, you’re deciding keepers in June?

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i think comish wants it by like early august or somesuch shit, just trying to get a gauge. he wants a preliminary list earlier than that, i have no idea why. really i could rule out some Baez (unless he’s a monster when he comes up), Cobb vs Shields (Shields is old), bogaerts has to have more upside than wong (but maybe that could change after ROS) yada yada.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  206. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey, as I type there is a nut walking around my hometown shooting cops, This crap happens in rural Canada too apparently (I am not currently there but the whole town is on lockdown). crazy shizz…

    1.Yady Molina and Britton for my Chapman? Keeper, currently have Ramos at C. It is an OBP league.

    2. Lester or R Zimm?

    3. Haren vs Odorizzi (QS and K/9 league) for the remainder of the season. Limited move league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, be careful…. 1. It’s fair 2. Fair..Depends on needs… 3. Haren

  207. lerryjee says:
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    Need to pick your brain…

    I have too many 1B — Goldie, PooHoles, Abreu and now Singleton. It’s a 6×6 OBP league with one IF and two UTIL spots, so I can’t start all my 1B.

    Is it good for me to offer up PooHoles for Verlander? Or do you think I can get more for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  208. SteveNZ says:
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    This is getting ridiculous. Third day this I’ve been sonavabenched in the ol’ h2H. Gardner this time.

    But I was justified in not using him against a lefty wasn’t I? Please say I was.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I really need to look at who you’re benching over there…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: To be fair, I did use Panda instead of him, so at least I got something out of it. One of the perils of a big bench I guess.

        I should probably have known something when the Tron had him at $8 even though he was facing a LHP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: if you needed power more than steals don’t second guess benching gardner for panda. hasn’t panda been hot as crap since Grey mentioned buying him?

  209. DomMattingly says:
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    Can you rank these SPs?
    Pomerantz, Porcello, Chavez. Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey, Pom

  210. Jason says:
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    my sale for his David Wright? lost fielder so need to move edwin to first.

    any status on ventura, is he a safe target for a keeper league?

    keep on fighting the good fight grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wright, it’s just fair… Ventura says he’s fine, I have no idea…

  211. cubjet says:
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    Here’s my situation

    hurt outfielders
    Carlos Gonzalez, AJ Pollock, Wil Myers

    healthy outfielders
    Puig, Byrd, Dickerson

    I also have Polanco on my bench waiting for him to be called up.

    My question is I have an opportunity to get Jay Bruce or possibly Choo for Matt Carpenter. My options for 2B from free agency are Wong, Gennett, Odor. The guy I am trading with might also be able to make La Stella part of the deal back my way. I also have Javier Baez on my bench. Will he possibly play some second once he is recalled? Would you make the deal and for which guy(Bruce or Choo)? and if so what do you think is the best option for second base? Or just stand pat and hope Cargo comes back quickly and Polanco comes up soon?

    Thanks in advance.

    • cubjet says:
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      @cubjet:
      ozuna is also available free agency

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce, it’s not close… Wong

  212. JustanUncle says:
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    Zimmerman is back and I eventually have to get him off the DL; who should I drop? Arcia, Seager, Alferdo Simon, or Tony Cingrani. I am leaning towards Arcia but I really like him and I know either Simon or Cingrani might get booted from the rotation soon but that might have changed with Latos cramp. Should I wait to activate Zimmerman? This is in a 12 man keeper league 7X7 counts OBP and BAA.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Simon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simon

  213. GoldieBlox says:
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    For right now and next year in a keeper which two out of

    Polanco
    Baez
    Singleton
    Dickerson

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Polanco

  214. Wake Up says:
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    oops…forgot to change back to me after my hilarious Beastie Boys joke!

  215. Wake Up says:
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    not as big of an oops as Monster Energy oops…but, oops nonetheless…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  216. Cole says:
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    Drop Cingrani for the streamer de jour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  217. Kazmir says:
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    Would you trade Anibal+Rajai for Braun or is his health too risky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on Stanton. Flash some lumber for us.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Y’all are welcome.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Reuben Tejada is my FCL batty call for today, FYI…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Little late to tell me now!

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Struck out in his first AB anyway. What a bum.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Would another be too much to ask? #greedy

  219. Swfcdan says:
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    Morse is hot, time for a return of the dot-dot-dot-dash-dash-dash in the comments!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    What’s not so exciting is that it came off Boxberger, who I own on the same team as Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I feel your pain, I had McGee

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: At least he got three outs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s true

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Both had been tremendous for the last little while too. Very annoying.

            Though I’ve cooled off a lot of relievers in the last week or so…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  221. JustanUncle says:
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    lookin to trade Zimmerman, what type of pitcher should I be asking for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a low number one, Anibal?

  222. goodfold2 says:
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    how’s this trade look. i think it’s fair. Team getting Trout is out of it and dumping salaries. 30 man dynasty league
    team 1 gives
    trout (400 k till end of 2016)
    d. de la rosa (2.81 mil for this year)
    shoemaker (400 this year)
    fear the beard (8.5 mil this year)

    team 2 gives
    syndergaard (400 k till end of 2017)
    oscar taveras (400 K till end of 2016)
    hamels (15 mil this year only)
    mauer (23 mil this year only, jesus that might be worst contract in this league)
    mookie betts (400 k till end of 2017)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i think so too, but at least in this huge deal it’s believeable both sides could be thought to be improving their teams. 2 owners are freaking out. team that gave trout in this is by far the best team in the league already. same guy i might (if teheran has slight fall off) be able to get teheran + arenado for sale from. only reason i couldn’t is that team said teheran is “as good as sale so far this year”, which, other than k’s, isn’t far off. Maybe Teheran has a few bad starts it’ll go other way.

  223. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Is it time to consider selling trout high? He’s had some back issues and he hasn’t been stealing at all this year which detracts from his overall value. Without his wheels he’s really just a Beltre-type player. Still a stud, but perhaps time to cash out on his name value before things get worse?

    • brian says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo:
      i’m also wondering about this. in a keeper league (he is the most expensive player) would this be smart to deal him now… or will i be kicking myself (i mean he’s still what, 22 years old?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: suppose you can get a beltre, pujols type player plus an ace like a tanaka or kersh. Ive rejected deals like that in the past, but I’m starting to think about revisiting them. Although he led off with a triple, so maybe I’m being a momo.

  224. geegee says:
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    ellsbury for chris davis or kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  225. john says:
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    Eovaldi and Robertson too much for shields it fister? If works which one
    Have excess closers

    • john says:
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      @john: shields or fister. Or*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  226. Hebrew Hammer? says:
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    Keeper league and have a few offers. In “win it now” mode. Should I take any of these for my car-go and darvish?

    A- Braun, Wacha, Price
    B- j. Upton and bumgarner

    Also, would you trade away any of the 2 pitchers for Teheran? Minor, hamels, Kluber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A or B, in that order

  227. S P says:
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    Out of curiosity, where would you rank Prince Fielder as a keeper for next year? In your crystal ball, do you see him breaking into your top 50 when you create the rankings for 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 60

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @S P: i know he’s ranked as a keeper lower than jones/bruce/springer since i asked about it, and who was not kept if i had those 3, along with fielder and r.zimmerman

  228. brian says:
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    please rank ROS. Archer, cj wilson, ian kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson, Kennedy

  229. SteveNZ says:
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    Quiet few days for Springer. Time to crank it up again…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Jesus, the sac fly is a letdown.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @SteveNZ: better than k,double play that scores but gets no rbi, or groundout rbi

  230. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    got springer vs skaggs being streamed by opp, get HIM

  231. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    grey, someone wants to trade me votto. on cbs they write that hes fine but I get the feeling hes not. whats your take on that clown? trade for him or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade him

  232. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Ozuuuuuuna!

    Have you coined a term for a 9th inning HR? Definitely needs to be the “happy ending.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  233. J-FOH says:
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    Batty called Kevin Kiermaier. It wont save my season but the feeling that I finally did something right feels good…..Now where is Kid A to kick the stool out from under my feet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re standing on stool?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I live on a figurative stool with a noose around my neck at all times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, a stool, not just stool.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I feel like I’ve lived in stool and by stool I mean poop.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it’s thurs, he’s bored maybe. like russian roulette, but much less intense.

  234. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    it’s a shame rodon wasn’t spelled rodan, man that would’ve been cool for the nicknames.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  235. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    if he wants an SP for votto who would you go with? bailey? Teheran? g cole? I don’t want to have to trade bum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Votto? Cole

  236. goodfold2 says:
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    are you in line with ROS player rater Grey that has Pujols about 6-7 bucks higher than rizzo in OPS league? a guy in my league would give rizzo and other stuff (maybe not a LOT) for pujols. he’s freaking out about his lack of homers. i only have 11 more than him on year, but am worried about all the pujols regression info around here (groundballs up still, obv injury risk, line drives going bye bye etc). just checking, since if you have rizzo almost the same i’d be well off to get him and other stuff. also already have goldy in this 10 team league h2h.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: one thing completely in pujols favor is that offense vs CUBS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wait, about pujols being worth 6-7 bukcs more, or his possible regression lowering that value more towards even?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Being worth more

  237. Oppo Taco says:
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    Drop one of Hughes, wheeler, Chavez or wily p for ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      wily

  238. SteveNZ says:
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    Springer – still hitless this week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: and the k’s (mostly 2 a game) are back.

      • @goodfold2: Lucky me was able to cut Springer for Oscar T. after his last hot streak..Lets hope it works out in the end..

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: yeah, i would not have done that, in non-keepers, which it must be since oscar was even available. no track record, and def no assurance of playing time.

    • Jason says:
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      @SteveNZ: Check out his home/road splits – 1.023 OPS w/24 K’s away, .639 OPS w/37 K’s at home (not including tonight) in just about the same number of at bats for each.

  239. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey I’ve got yet another question if you don’t mind giving me some advice..
    12 Team Yahoo H2H Standard – My pitching staff now looks like this:
    (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, Qualls
    (4) P: Belisario, Eovaldi, Kluber, Estrada
    Bench: (Bauer, Chavez, Liriano-streaming)
    (1) DL: T. Walker
    Here are some guys still available: Leake, Skaggs, Hutchinson, McCarthy, Vargas, Lyles, Odorizzi, Stroman, Heaney, deGrom, Milone, Tillman, Vogelsong, Colon, Morton, Kuroda, J. Garcia, Alvarez, De La Rosa

    Obviously I’m gonna drop Liriano. I think I’ll just stream that spot til Walker returns and will probably stream McCarthy next vs. ATL. My concern is with Chavez.. do you think any of those available pitchers are an upgrade over him ROS? Any other advice would be appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  240. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i know you’ve got floyd under porcello, but are either of liriano/milone droppable for floyd in QS league. 16 team h2h. floyd just dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: ok, so keep liriano/porcello/milone/wily p over floyd. got it. wily just completely screwed me over. except in arcia leagues, but even there.

  241. SteveNZ says:
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    Noooooooo. Singleton, er, singles and steals second…

    Sonavabench!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: YES! played him in FCL. It’s not like I wouldn’t on that piece of crap team I have. You can come complain in my draftkings article if you feel a need to get abusive

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  242. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Yordano hitting 98 in the first. So much for easing into his velocity.

    • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo: correction, he actually hit 100. His elbow might fall of this game. Stay tuned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  243. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    jesus, molina just threw right into aoki’s head just trying to throw back to pitcher. he seems ok.

  244. SoSayethI says:
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    Drop the Jerk for a streamer spot or hope for a DL? Looking like my only streaming option is Roenis elias this week (UGH). If it was a better stream I wouldn’t think twice but it’s 14 team keeper and the waivers are thin, I mean one guy has 12 pitchers rostered!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  245. goodfold2 says:
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    now Lastros got carter and singleton trying to steal. wow.

  246. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Chavez for Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  247. goodfold2 says:
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    so far in me and my opp’s streams for today i win, with odorizzi vs skaggs, as least mine i got a lot of K’s.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and a good WHIP.

  248. goodfold2 says:
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    man, tillman is really putting in his effort to be this year’s (that guy on TOR sent down forever last year after first half of being worst pitcher) what’s his name? i can actually see his face in my head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romero

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: ricky romero. that’s it.

  249. SteveNZ says:
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    Loathe to be too down on the guy, but Pujols has been ordinary this week. Would have been better off starting Singleton. Not that I ever would, but y’know…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hear ya

  250. Nightpandas says:
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    Butler off waivers tomorrow morning, worth a shot over CMart? Both could potentially be keepers depending on how things work out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but don’t start him tomorrow

  251. FunkeTown says:
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    @Grey – offered up Pujols, Rajai Davis and Taveras for Adam Jones. I have Longoria, Goldshmidt, Frazier and Howard already at the corners so i figured i could give a little extra since i’m basically sitting at least one of these guys every night. Also this is a redraft league so Taveras has more name value than hes going to produce.
    Dude comes back and says he wants Brett Garnder instead of Rajai. For some reason i feel like it’s too much now even though they’re almost the same guys on paper… am i overthinking? overpaying?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re overpaying

  252. SteveV says:
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    Just traded Chavez for Kuroda. Good trade???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  253. Party Boy John says:
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    long term ros you like dickerson, lind, francisco, or carlos santana? you must pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  254. SteveNZ says:
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    Arcia!

    Had him in my lineup!

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Me too!

      OsWOWdo!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: me too, in all the one’s i own him in, but what’s worse i have willy p in all leagues i own him in, and wily p leagues are numbered like 5-2 over arcia leagues.

    • stonepie says:
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      @SteveNZ: picked him up then dropped him for willingham the other day. ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  255. goodfold2 says:
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    is villar hurt, or are we seeing brad miller 2.0 this year? and if so, some dude named marwin is actually hitting, have much value? villar has been getting dropped in almost every league i’m in (i still have him, but he’s first bench if possible, in league with 3 utils)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @goodfold2: he’s a streaky player, that K rate says it all

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @J-FOH: yeah, but now he’s being benched a lot or hurt lately. anybody know which?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: reason i say so, is he’s exactly the kind of player that can be dropped now and picked up later in non razzball leagues.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: just came in to get a negative steal. great. negates altuve’s steal.

  256. J-FOH says:
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    doing a DK sircle jerk with Sky, Guru and new DK writer Ralph today. It’s getting ugly on Twitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: nothing like playing for money with your contemporaries. We should do a fight club too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: we already know sky is susceptible to concussions.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And breaking his fingers

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: and puking

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Goes without saying!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    That’s literally

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I will never get drunk in front of you. You will literally experience Jack without pants!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I could do without that!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: most people do. It’s also why I don’t drink Gin anymore

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  257. john says:
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    So any thoughts on ventura velo solid control was worse getting better?? getting hit some and 1k? Any red flags any concerns, buy hold sell?