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Because I can’t have anything nice.  That is the answer to why David Price left the game injured.  For those of you worried about me, I’m gonna be okay.  I have the love of a good cougar.  Too bad she can’t pitch for my goddamn fantasy team!  Why do you laugh at me, Fantasy Baseball Overlord?  Fantasy Baseball Overlord, “Because you traded Machado for him and no man’s love will come before myself or Machado.”  “I didn’t know.  Is this a new fantasy commandment?  All I saw was David Price’s K-rate was down last April too and he went on to win the Cy Young?!”  “Are you interrogating me?  The man who molded Billy Butler’s moobs with my own two hands.”  Sorry, have I not serviced you correctly?  Would you like a reach around?  Do you have to rain frogs down on my team?  Hello?  Oh, I guess I lost him, stupid iPhone.  And I lost David Price too.  So, Price left because of triceps tightness.  Hopefully after a DL stint, he’ll be back to his old dbnsjicns Oops, will cross my fingers when I’m done with the post.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Archer – On a positive note with David Price, Archer, Alex Colome or Jake Odorizzi could fill in.  I’d grab whichever one is called up, as they are all pretty much lights out.  If I had to guess, I’d say it’s gonna be Archer.   Scott, the prospect guy, said Odorizzi.  I’ve heard plenty say Colome.  How’s that pickle?  Confusing?

Zack Greinke – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Only thing Greinke can’t do is make me turn gay like Robin Thicke.  If you would’ve bet an 11-year-old Grey, who was watching Growing Pains, that one day that Mr Seaver’s son would be refunkulous, I probably wouldn’t know what refunkulous meant, thought you meant Kirk Cameron or had anything but a Wally Joyner rookie card to bet you with.  His new song, Blurred Lines is my new jammy jam that has me dancing in my jammy jams.  What rhymes with hug me?  Greinke.

Brandon League – Got the save yesterday.  Mattingly said League was still his closer, then went back to his patented Who’s On First quote book about who his closer really is, “In that game (where Kenley closed), I had to go with the guy who’s throwing the ball best; as much as anything he’s been throwing the ball better than anybody.”  So, it makes perfect sense to go back to the guy who isn’t throwing the ball better than anyone.  Just reinforces my theory that you should never trust a guy who voluntarily shaves his mustache.  Your brains are in your ‘stache!

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  No, I don’t have my fingers crossed still.  That’s his last name.

David DeJesus – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Has been far from spectacular, but he hasn’t been craptacular either.  24/5/14/.290/2 so far on the season is solid for a 5th outfielder.  Better than, say, Matt Kemp or Jay Bruce.

Yasmani Grandal – Set to rejoin the Padres on May 28th and will go on a minor league assignment this weekend.  When he returns, he will boot out his understudy in, OBPWulf.  Grandal will return to his light-power and decent average ways while affording me the opportunity to make Beowulf jokes that don’t appeal to anyone because no one’s actually read it.  I’d go as far as saying one person wrote a term paper about Beowulf back in the 1200’s and that same paper has been passed around and spread across the entire world with no teachers catching on because they never read them either.  A conspiracy?  Perhaps, but likely true.

Jason Marquis – 5 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Whatever on him, he’s a Hodgepadre, but when I was watching him pitch, I had a brilliant idea.  You know the Pageant of the Masters?  You might remember it from Arrested Development when George Bluth Sr. posed as a famous painting.  The pageant is live representations of classic works of art, and it’s creepy as all get-out.  Anyway, they should do the Pageant of the Masters with famous baseball cards.  I’d pay money to watch someone standing in an Orioles jersey with a “F*ck Face” bat.  Someone make this happen.  Please.

Kyle Blanks – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  The Padres are Mad Libbing their left field spot in American League parks, but for the most part Blanks isn’t anything but an adjective — gigantic.

Alexi Amarista – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in his last two starts.  Unfortch, it wasn’t the Padres last two games, as Amarista has been platooning.  Sometimes Amarista gives you a week like this, sometimes your Amarista gives you a latte and doesn’t charge you for the soy milk.

Everth Cabrera – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 12th steal, as he hits .255.  So far, this is about as good of a year you could’ve hoped for from EverCab.  He’s running, hitting at the top of the order and getting on base at a solid clip for him.  I think he’ll probably come up short of JayWrong’s 120-steal prediction, but he’s doing what you’d want.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Has really turned it on of late and looks like a near lock for my preseason projections of 60/18/70/.265/4, assuming he gets at least one game against Michael McKenry for those four steals.

Manny Machado – 4-for-5, 2 runs, average up to .343.  Even though I just traded him away for David effin’ Price, I can still respect the Machado.  He’s a sexy beast.  Or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario. (Don’t abbreviate my nickname.)

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-4 with his 7th homer, as he hits .227, which was also the career average of Marla Gibbs.

Matt Wieters – 1-for-2 with his 6th homer.  Wieters might be the first person in the history of baseball (maybe a small exaggeration) that inevitably goes 0-for-4 the day before and after hitting a home run.  Get, hot, doode, for two days at a time.

Freddy Garcia – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  Freddy got dingered.

Carlos Zambrano – Signed a minor league deal with the Phils.  They’re hoping they found a diamond in the rough, but he’s CZ.

Cole Hamels – 5 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Somebody should throw a ball at his head and tell him it’s not old school to only go five innings.

John Mayberry Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and five for his last eight, and hitting .385 over the last week.  I’ve been hesitant about pointing how well he’s hitting for a few reasons:  A) I don’t want him to do too well and supplant Brown. B) He’s hitting 8th in the NL, which is death. C) There’s no C.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Kluber is a streamer and he gets the Tigers and Red Sox next, so save your streamers for another party.

Mike Aviles – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  Some felt like he’d take over for Chisenhall, but Reynolds went to 3rd until yesterday.  Maybe Aviles’s homer will get him more PT but in most leagues he’s used TP.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.   About three weeks ago, I said, “Didn’t love Kipnis coming into the year, but there might be an opportunity to buy low here.  Since Kipnis also sounds like a type of Jewish deli nosh, a bargain on Kipnis is exactly what bubbeleh ordered for her mishpocheh.” And that’s me quoting me!  Now, Kipnis is the G, but then you get pigskin.  Oh, goy.  That’s Kipnis on wry.

Adam Dunn – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and 2 homers.  Member when I said yesterday he could hit seven homers in 10 days?  We’re down to five in nine days.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games.  If he wasn’t injured earlier in the year, he’d be owned in 100% of leagues.  The games he has played, he’s crushed the ball, and now he’s healthy.  To give you a comparable guy — Willingham.  To give you a non-comparable guy — Crispin Glover.

Daniel Straily – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I have a feeling if there was a Quad-A, he’d win the Cy Young.

Alexi Ogando – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Looks just about perfectly on target to repeat his last year in the rotation when he had a 3.51 ERA and 126 Ks, which is to say a solid back-end member of your fantasy staff.  Hehe, I said member and staff.

Elvis Andrus – 0-for-4, 1 run and two steals.  A 4-for-5 day with two steals is great, don’t get me wrong, but there’s something about an 0-for-4 with two steals that gets my juices flowing.  It’s like the player knows he’s crizzap, but is trying to help your fantasy team.  I like that.  Yes, I’m an easy man to please.  Take note, Moustakas.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Put him in the same boat as Beltran, in that I had no idea he had so many homers.  Member when Nelson Cruz was Nelson Cruz Jr.?  What happened there?  Did his dad change his name to Giancarlo?

Will Middlebrooks – 2-for-4 and a solo shot, his 7th homer.  I’m told he had a hit other than a homer too, but I couldn’t find any video on it and I destroyed all evidence of Price’s game.

Stephen Drew – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Drew went deep on the same day as Hardy, Young Adult Fiction readers celebrate!

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 1 run with three doubles and he should’ve had an RBI, but the ham-fisted 3rd base coach held up Parra on one where he would’ve scored easily.  Let my Golden God soar!

Eric Chavez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs as he hits clean up against righties.  He has a .310 average on the year with 4 homers.  I’m not going to openly tell you to pick up Chavez in deeper daily leagues because it’ll pain me too much.  Instead, hold this up to a mirror:  .zevahC pu kcip

Heath Bell – Saves on back-to-back days as he settles into the closer role… Sorry, I can’t even lie to myself on that one.  I watched this entire game then shut off the game in the ninth because I was unable to watch.  Bell could remain the closer all year, but it’s going to take a lot of unforeseen forces converging for the good of SAGNOF.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the last week.  That, sir and four madams, is a Triple Lindy.

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You don’t want any part of the Blue Jays right now.  Like a good Newport, they’re alive with pleasure.

Jake Elmore – 2-for-4, 1 runs.  Elmore has looked fine filling in for Altuve, but soon Astro fans will be yelling, “Get Shorty.”

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs with his 3rd homer.  He’s 5 for his last 10 and his job is safe unless the Astros sign Tino Martinez.

Francisco Rodriguez – Brewers called him up.  I suppose at some point Dor-K — sorry, dyslexia kicking in — could get into the save picture, but Jim Henderson has a 1.06 ERA and 0.76 WHIP.  Can you say 2012 Fernando Rodney?  If you can’t, you might want to see a speech therapist.

Corey Hart – Expected back in June as he just started running without assistance.  Was he on a Segway before?

Yovani Gallardo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Pirates offense isn’t a complete pushover either.  Everything isn’t fixed, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Rickie Weeks – 1-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  Hey, the mirror under Weeks’s nose finally fogged up!

Shelby Miller – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’ll take a few of these starts interspersed if it means he pitches in September.

Raul Ibanez – 2-for-5, 6 RBIs and two homers, and three homers in the last two games against his old team.  Guess something is eating Raul.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  The Jetstream was strong yesterday in Yankees Stadium and Seager went not against the wind.

Michael Morse – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting over .350 in the last week.  Pretty much every Mariners regular hit yesterday, except Brendan Ryan, who is a glovechild.

Mike Leake – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  With Johnny Cueto set to return on Monday, Cingrani better get someone to Gillooly Leake.

Shin-Soo Choo – 4-for-5, 3 runs and two solo homers.  Glad this came right after I traded him away.  Thanks, Fantasy Baseball Overlord!

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-5, hitting .400 since his call up.  Younotrich could be a temp hot schmotato at MI.

Ryan Vogelsong – 2 IP, 3 ER (5 unearned), 1 K.  Vogelsong’s record should be skipping a start.

Jamey Carroll – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and the victim of a really bad botox job.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I like him prolly a tad more than I should since he’s not playing every day.  Maybe it’s his coming up to bat music, “I’m Avisailing away, set an open course for the SAGNOF surging spree, cause I’ve got to be free.  I’m free to face Don Kelly who’s ahead of me… On deck, I’m the captain, Andy Dirks makes me so bored.  We’ll search for tomorrow on every score, and I’ll try, Oh Leyland, I’ll try, to be a solid 4th outfielder….”  Drums, guitars, cow bell!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Astros.  Great time to buy low on Scherzer.  Not only is he striking out guys just as ferociously as he was last year, but he’s getting awfully unlucky — or awfucky, if you enjoy portmanteaus.  His xFIP is almost one and half runs below his ERA.  If you don’t know what xFIP is, it doesn’t matter.  What matters is you try to trade for him from some unsuspecting Gilligan.

Zack Wheeler – Cleared of any structural damage on his shoulder, so the waiting game begins again.  You bring the snacks, I’ll bring the Jeremy Hefner voodoo doll.

Shaun Marcum – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Even a broken clock is right twice a day, which is more than Matthew Berry.

Brandon Beachy – First rehab start set for this Sunday.  Conservatively, I’ll say he needs about six weeks to get up to speed.  Libertarianly, I say let the fans choose when Beachy returns.

Tim Hudson – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Now I know why they left you out of Moneyball.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs.  With only two homers on the year, he got lost a bit in the Hot Sauce Upton Committee Part Two, but look on the bright side, he could be Not Hot Sauce Upton Committee Part One that is hitting .145 after another 0-for-5 day.  If B.J. had any class, he’d donate $1,000 to his fantasy owners for every strikeout.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks in The House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp, SLURP!  Still no progress with this catching on?

Mark Teixeira – Aiming to return Memorial Day weekend.  I don’t have high hopes for him, but if you cut him you’re Duh-sheer-a.

Travis Hafner – Hopes to return on Thursday.  I.e., doomsday for Ichiro or Brett Gardner’s value.  I’ll be a cyclops with a monocle for how the Yankees handle their lineup.

Vernon Wells – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Obviously trying to keep a solid distance between him and Josh Hamilton in the Race to Gray Arte Moreno’s Hair.

Phil Hughes – 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Hughes getting lit up at home by the Mariners seems like the result of Weird Science, but it was Some Kind of Wonderful for non-Hughes owners.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4 with his 4th homer.  He now has an 11-game hitting streak and looks like he’s about to catch fire.  Didn’t love that de LaRoche homered off Zack, rage against someone else’s machine.

Ross Detwiler – Left yesterday’s start after the 3rd.  He might’ve tweaked his back.  Thankfully, Detwiler out won’t mean we have to watch Nick Cannon.

Bryce Harper – Complained of being nauseous.  Davey Johnson felt like Harper needed tests like Harper needed a new haircut, Nats GM Mike Rizzo said there would be no more tests and Harper’s haircut said cock a doodle doo.

From Around The Web

  1. Matthew says:
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    @Jamey Caroll, haha. You got me shooting chocolate milk out of my nipples I’m laughing so hard. He has a little Michael Jackson in him. Started laughing before I even looked at the photo ala Andrelton ET Simmons. Call Simmons ET now. Makes sense.

    On a brighter note, I can’t rid of Harvey in any league but I haven’t offered below the tier of Kershaw, Felix, Verlander, Wainwright, Price.

    Would you do Moore? I am nervous to go for a guy like Latos. They did say today there COULD be an innings limit w Harvey as predicted. Thoughts?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Matthew: might be easier to get a bat for Harvey… or a solid 2 for 1…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Beardcrabs: What’s a “guy like Latos”? Guy’s beast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: I’d take Moore… Or a bat as suggested… .

      • Dave Gustad says:
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        @Grey: Bautista a good get for Harvey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  2. Allan says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario, great column. Need a spot starter in a weekly points league. Options through Sunday are pettitte, liriano, mcallister, cashner, or locke. Who to pick up? Also any of them worth more than just streaming? Thanks.

    • Hooverville says:
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      @Allan: Cashner. Starts @ Petco. I’d consider keeping him for his next few starts if he pitches well in his next one.

    • Men-in-Cleats says:
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      @Allan:

      Cashner is probably better long term but Locke’s next start is at Houston. I’ll probably look elsewhere once that start occurs.

  3. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Have to pick one: Cahill, Jo-Fer, Tillman, Feldman, Pettitte, Liriano, D L Rosa, Hellickson for ROS?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: Cahill. Grey hates him tho, so he might go Tillman.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Evil Grey: Cahill looks like the kid everyone beats up for his milk money.

        That said, I own him (almost) everywhere.

  4. Mitch says:
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    I’m in a one catcher league and have V-Mart and McCann. Should I drop V-Mart for Viciedo or Laroche who are both on the waivers? V-marts been awful but I’m having a tough time dropping the guy who’s hitting behind Miggy and Fielder.

  5. SmokeTNT says:
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    In my 14 team dynasty league I picked up Jonathan Schoop and Avisail Garcia a few days ago. These guys worth holding on to for a while? I got nothing else going on and don’t know of any other prospects to get that are available. Was thinking of a Wieters backup/fill-in, but Martin, Salty and Avila do nothing for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SmokeTNT: I don’t know your other options, backing up a catcher isn’t a good one…

  6. David says:
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    Who would you start?

    Maholm @ Colorado or Slowey vs. Cincinatti?

    • Targaryen says:
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      @David: David. I think you need to bench then both. Hey grinned when Kershaw starts in Colorado. Showey has been good but at great America? No thanks.

      • Targaryen says:
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        @Targaryen: ** Grey cringes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Slowey, neither are good

      • David says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha, misread the matchups, it should read:

        Maholm vs. Dodgers or Slowey @ Diamondbacks.

        But I think I know the answer to that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maholm

  7. SpecialFNK says:
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    I was reading last night on the twitter. some were saying that Jake Odorizzi could be the one to get the call because he also pitched last night in AAA, so he would be on the same rotation day.
    also something about Archer recently missing time with an injury.
    that and Odorizzi has better numbers, except K/9.
    although in last nights game Odorizzi did give up 6 ER with 3 HR.

  8. Iguy says:
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    Frazier, Ike Davis, or Moustakas for CI the rest of the way?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Iguy: Frazier

  9. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Traded Rizzo for Votto in my 10-team NL only based on yesterday’s advice. I will shave off your mustache when you’re not looking if this trade does not work out.

    Also added Bailey off waivers and dropped Valdespin.

    • Targaryen says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: he gave away Votto for only Rizzo? I like Rizzo more but it doesn’t mean you couldn’t get more for him

  10. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Michael Saunders for LaRoche or a guy like Lance Berkman? Thanks, I also have Cespedes who has been stinking it up, if I package a guy like Wood with him then what do you think would be reasonable to expect in a return in regards to an OF player. Thanks.

  11. Roadrunner says:
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    Who do you like better for a streamer start today, Pettitte or Liriano?

  12. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Am I crazy for thinking about picking up Ubaldo for his start Friday? I know his track record in Cleveland has been jaded, but is anyone else considering buying into him for a few starts? I don’t feel good about him long term, but the hot streak is tempting although I’m sure it will blow up in my face!!

    • Jef says:
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      @BringDaRuckus: He was grabbed in my 12-team. It’s SEA and he has a three-game run. if you do, just do yourself a favor and don’t watch him. This is what he said after his last start,”I think it’s all about my mechanics…I think the last three games I’ve been able to repeat my mechanics with every pitch.” Watching him try to repeat those herky-jerky movements he calls “mechanics” will give you agita.

      • BringDaRuckus says:
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        @Jef: Guess I’ll pick him up and see how it works out. Thanks!

  13. Fungazi says:
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    Between you and me and 1,000 fantasy nerds, Yahoo redid their top 100 rankings and they LOVE Goldy. Go figure huh?

  14. Mr. Rickey says:
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    In a tight race in my league and watched my team plummet down the rankings thanks to Hughes. Was this a fluke or what appears to be a pattern? If the pattern holds, he will give up about 20 runs in 1/3 of an inning next time out. Hold?

  15. B.J. says:
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    What’s up fellas?

    Quick question, who do you prefer for ROS in a 12 team h2H: Zo Cain, Konerko, Dom Brown?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @B.J.: Cain, Brown, tho I could just as easily switch depending on needs.

  16. Rooster says:
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    Grey-Fowler was just dropped in my 10 team OBP mixed (3 OF-1 DH) league. My first 5 picks (from the 7th spot) were Fielder, J.Upton, A.Jones, Goldy and Choo so there is no place to play him. Or is there? With OBP, he looks as good as Jones if not better. Is he worth stashing on my bench or should I save my FAAB? If I get him, which of my five players do I try and trade first? Thanks.

    • Targaryen says:
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      @Rooster: trade Justin. His value is not like to get higher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rooster: Stash, trade for a player you need with a player that that team needs…

  17. Philly says:
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    Drop Espinosa for Gyorko, Drew, Dietrich or hold?

    • @Philly: I’d hold. If/when Espinosa gets going, he’ll help across all categories.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Philly: You say schmotato, I say schmotahto.

  18. The Thumb says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who is the best bench pickup out of Moreland/Viciedo/Bonifacio?

    Also Machado for Scherzer get it done?

    Thanks!

  19. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, Grey. I actually had to read a huge chunk of Beowulf aloud to my freshman English class. This took place the period directly after some of the cool older kids got me to smoke weed for the first time. Needless to say I did a GREAT job. Also, would you trade Coco Crisp for Viciedo?

    • @Clyde Prompto: I had a similar experience with Beowulf many years ago! Good memories.

      I’d rather have Viciedo than Crisp, but that’s because I’d rather have homers than steals. But it depends on your needs.

  20. Ciao Grey — What are your thoughts on Michael Morse from here out? In the pre-season, you predicted a 67-25-81-0-.281 line for him, which translates to around 52-19-62-0.281 ROS … would you adjust that by much given the season so far?

    Someone just dropped him in my 14-team redraft league and I’m trying to gauge whether or not to make a waiver claim.

    Thanks!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Enrique: 14 teamer, he should probably be owned.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Evil Grey: @Enrique: Upgrade that to ‘needs to be owned’

  21. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    120+!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaywrong: How could I forget the plus!

  22. nightpandas says:
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    Thoughts on this trade. I need pitching. (!5 team keeper league)

    I give Rizzo/Bruce/Marte/Kemp and get Braun/Harvey/Fowler/Ozuna

    Is it good and is it close?

    • Hooverville says:
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      @nightpandas: I wouldn’t do that.. I’d drop Rizzo out of that offer & offer Bruce/Marte/Kemp for Braun/Harvey/Fowler. But I still don’t really like it.

  23. Jason says:
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    Mr Grey
    So I accepted heyward and arenando for machado and cashner but in reading the above I fear the fantasy god may have it out for me now. But I needed am OF.

    Do you think minor can continue to produce ROS to the point I can trade him for scherzer straight up right now?

    • Targaryen says:
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      @Jason: I’d rather have Max. Beachy will be back soon & Minor has the edge over Teheren for now but who knows how long that lady.

  24. nightpandas says:
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    drop Hughes or Gausman for Archer? (keeper)

  25. Mikey says:
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    Hey Grey –

    I play in a 10 team NL only H2H points league.

    I have Castro and Segura and am thinking of trading Castro to bolster my RP and DH positions. Weekly lineup consists of one at each position + 2 DH’s. 6 pitchers (3 sp’s, 2 rp’s, 1 either)

    My RP’s are Soriano, Storen and Rosenthal.

    Would you trade Castro for LaRoche + Bell?

    Thanks.

    • Mikey says:
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      @Mikey:

      I could substitute Bell for Henderson. Henderson better option?

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Mikey: henderson’s better than Bell but you should get more for Castro. He’s a top-5 shortstop.

        • JG_ism says:
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          @Dingbat:
          should be able to get an elite if not upper tier RP for Castro

    • Targaryen says:
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      @Mikey: you’re better off posting on the message board saying you got Castro available for a RP. Who knows maybe someone over pays what you are asking for

  26. Jef says:
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    The Blurred Lines nakey video shows the breastesses that I always wished were in George Michael’s Freedom. Can you rank Aoki, Moreland, De Aza, Dom Brown and Bossman Jr. ROS? Thanks.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jef: You must be the one person watching George Michael for the breastesses….

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Wake Up: Hey, he’s just too funky for you.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Dingbat: never said that I didn’t like him…

        • JoeC says:
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          @Dingbat: He is a very hairy man.

      • Jef says:
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        @Wake Up: , The one person watching “Freedom” for the boobies? In 1990 what red blooded teen wasn’t praying for a nip slip from a young Cindy Crawford or Cristy Turlington…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Jef: just a GM joke bro…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef: Cool, will check it out… Aoki, De Aza, , Moreland, Bossman Jr.

  27. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey… I was wondering if you can check the scoreboard for ST Louis from last against the Mets and can you tell me why Shelby Miller didn’t get the win? He pitched 5.2 innings and left with the 2-0 lead then the next pitcher came in and blew the lead. Just cause the pitcher blew the lead and the cardinals came back means HE gets the win?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Frank Lynch: yup. Pitcher win in baseball are stupid.

      • Jef says:
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        @Dingbat: agreed, we switched to QS a few years ago, far fewer headaches. Wins are more fun if you like yelling at your computer tho.

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        id get it though

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        But can you explain why he didn’t get the win? When Miller left with the lead in the middle of the 6th the next pitcher blew the lead then the Cards took the lead again. What if A guy blows the lead them regains the lead then it starts over and he gets the win? that makes no scense cause Miller left with lead. What that guy does should only change it if he blows the win for him but ST. Louis won!!! AAAHHHHHHHHH!! please explain..

        • Dingbat says:
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          @Frank Lynch: According to Wikipedia:

          “In Major League Baseball, the winning pitcher is defined as the pitcher who last pitched prior to the half-inning when the winning team took the lead for the last time.” Of course, if you start the game, you have to pitch for five winnings before you’re eligible to get the win.

          The term, “vulture win” was invented to describe when a reliever blows a lead but then is the pitcher of record (i.e., the last pitcher on the mound) when his team takes the lead, thus earning him the win. A discussion of the term can be found here:

          http://reconditebaseball.blogspot.com/2008/07/vulture-wins.html

        • Targaryen says:
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          @Frank Lynch: with that logic if a pitcher leaves in the 7th down 1-0 & his team comes back & takes the lead only to ultimarely lose it & the game later. the original Pitcher would get the loss even though he pitched good he still left when the team was down & they ultimetly lost

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            @Targaryen: FIrst, I will say I admire you playing fantasy baseball without knowing the rules. Most people that don’t know baseball don’t like it.

            Secondly, in that scenario the pitcher who pitched after the starter would get the loss. If Team B came back and took the lead (or tied) and then Team A took the lead back again, the pitcher for Team B who gave up the winning runs would get the loss. It is a little screwy, but it makes sense. There have to be some set rules or else chaos would reign…

            • Ann Perkins, wife of Glen, hot as well says:
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              @Lansky: no, the way it’s done with goalie wins in hockey actually makes sense as it’s about that person’s ability to effect the game that makes them win or lose.
              If pitcher A for team A leaves game up 1-0 after 5, next team A gets 9 more runs to make it 10-0, but in the 9th team B gets 9 runs, how the hell does pitcher A still get the win here, because he does. Baseball it’s more about the changing of the lead during and after the pitcher’s time played rather than his ability to win or lose the game.
              In hockey if Goalie A allows 3 goals and exits game with injury while his team is losing 4-3, he will not get the loss if his team ends up winning losing 5-6, as the game losing 6th goal for the other team was scored off a different goalie.
              Targaryen, also with losses, as in your example, the losing pitcher in baseball actually makes sense, as it’s simply the pitcher who allowed the run that lost the game, as it should be. Baseball’s rules for wins make no sense and have a completely different logic than the rules for losses. Hockey keeps it’s shit straight and uses same logic for both.
              Gotta remember, this is a sport that actively tries to have the human umpire element, which, by nature, has human error in the department of balls/strikes. One umps ball is another’s strike and even different from same guy on different days. They could easily attempt to create a uniform strike zone, enforced by high tech cameras/computers. the height of each batter could be taken into account. The ball’s trajectory over the plate would have to have so much percent of it’s flight through the stike zone to be a strike. very simple. They ACTIVELY refuse to implement this due to tradition/inertia.
              In utopia land, one day the SABR community would highjack the sport and simply put in win% due to actual leverage conditions and quantify it and give every pitcher’s appearance a win/loss percentage.

  28. Dingbat says:
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    In having a hard time sitting down after the rough treatment Hughes gave me last night. Just dropped him for Tommy “cockles and mussels” Milone. Smart move?

  29. Frank Lynch says:
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    Oh also I think I have a good idea for your website.. I want to tell you but I don’t know how you take advise. It’s not criticism but I still didn’t want you to get mad. I think it’s a great idea. If u like it then you should name it after me.. LOL

    • JoeC says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Grey is always open to advice. Especially regarding restaurants in the LA area, funky music, superior tv series or movies, and the choicest donkey porn sites. DONKNOF!

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Hey real quick, what does sagnof mean??

        • JoeC says:
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          @Frank Lynch: Saves Ain’t Got NO Face

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @JoeC: or steals. steals OR saves for the S in SAGNOF.

            • JoeC says:
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              @goodfold2: True dat!

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      The site is awesome n it’s fine the way it is

  30. hankg says:
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    With Greinke coming off DL, who would you drop of the following: Wheeler, Crisp, Victorino or Moreland (the last three rotate for one spot at UT). Also, would you drop any of the following for L. Cain? Thanks.

    • Hooverville says:
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      @hankg: I would drop Wheeler (unless its a keeper) & swap Crips for Cain. But I love sugar, er, I mean Cain. He’s playing real well right now & Crisp is not .

  31. Jamie says:
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    Trade Minor and get Segura? 10 team h2h, with TB, OPS, QS, and k/bb ratio. My current SS is Lowrie.

  32. Justin says:
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    Should I drop Frazier for Vernon Wells?

  33. kc says:
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    Price!! It really blows.. someone’s offering me Scherzer for Price and I might bite it now. Any chance Price might come back to the old self?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kc: Take Scherzer

  34. Evil Grey says:
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    Phil Hughes….Fuck Hhhhyou

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Evil Grey: my beard concurs with your goatee…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Dingbat: @Wake Up: I’m full bearded these days.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Evil Grey: assumed… the evil version always has a goatee!

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I’m not tech savyy. You put it together and I’ll use it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m the least tech savvy person you’ll meet…

          • Evil Grey says:
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            @Grey: You put this blog together. Advantage, you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, fair enough!

    • Scott says:
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      @Evil Grey: had the fantasy baseball succubus come to in a dream the night before and told me to bench him, I listened, I dropped him today.

  35. Hector Luna says:
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    My dilemma: need your thoughts on this… Jose Reyes is my SS. Obviously he’s on the DL. Picked up Alceides Escobar and he’s cooled off. The only free agent SS’ I’d be interested in are Rosales, Stephen Drew, Scutaro, or Gregorious. Keep Escobar? Or ride one of these guys til Reyes gets back? OBP/OPS league too…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Hector Luna: Easy hold. Escobar is better than all those guys.

  36. Ryan says:
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    Would you rather drop Niese or Gee? It’s not a standard league, assuming you had to keep one. Gee says he lost after his last start, but he’s looked much better than Niese who stinks worse than a playoff hockey players jockstrap.I’ll be a cyclops with a monocle today with Niese’s start versus Stl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Both… But guess wait until Niese’s next start is complete…

  37. KevinK says:
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    BA, OPS, HR, RBI, R, SB- categories;
    2B options: I own Uggla– Weeks, Espinosa, and Jerko available.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @KevinK: Hold

  38. Brad Fullmer's Quads says:
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    Fantastic Billy Ripken reference. Best thing that man has ever done.

  39. Evil Grey says:
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    Starting Jo-Fer against Cincy today? Roto w/IP limit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Evil Grey: Yeah, in Miami I’d start nearly anyone…

  40. stynyr says:
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    Alright, Grey. This Is It.

    On your word, I’m either doing this or I’m not.

    I give: Gordon + Harvey

    I get: Paul Goldschmidt

    10-team, H2H, 5×5

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

    Thank you.

    • Barker says:
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      @stynyr: do it

    • JG_ism says:
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      @stynyr:
      Love Gordon…but do it quickly

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @stynyr: concur. Gotta get that Gold in your lineup. He’s looking like a top 10 play. I just deal a shitload to get him too: Price/Lawrie/Frazier/Espinosa for Goldy/BJ/Kazmir. Looks like a better deal now that Price is hurt, but all I wanted was Goldy and it was worth it to me.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @stynyr: Yeah the upgrade over Loney alone is worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stynyr: Looks good for your team

  41. Chuck Knobloch says:
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    Please Rank the following: Yonder Alonso, Mitch Moreland, Justin Ruggiano, Hector Santiago, Andrew Cashner

  42. Barker says:
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    16 team keeper league trade

    I give yovani gallardo i get jay bruce

    My starters verlander moore yoga milone guthrie e santana dl garza
    My rf elig of are pence and victorino

    The kid is looking for pitching and cant use bruce in his lineup everyday
    Should i make a play for bruce and try to flip him or another OF or stand pat with what i got
    Is yoga finished ?

    Kid just tried to get miley for bruce and it got vetoed so this should work

  43. JP says:
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    Grey – ive been in heated negotiations for almost 24 hours and i need some advice. 10 team 5×5 h2h league. everyone wants goldschmidt, but i really dont want to give him up.

    current offer on the table:
    I get Braun / Bruce / Fernandez to give up waino / zimmermann / marte

    second offer:
    Kemp / Jones / Grilli to give up Marte / Beltre / Goldschmidt

    ^ im trying to negotiate the first offer to be waino / marte / beltre or even waino / marte / samardzjia

    what are your thoughts here? I’m in 3rd place but feel like my team is currently playing over its head, so need to sell a few guys high:

    C – Montero
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Rutledge
    OF – Marte
    OF – Wells
    OF – D. Brown
    Util – Beltre
    Bench – B Upton
    DL – Reyes

    SP – Wainwright
    SP – Zimmermann
    SP – Samardjia
    SP – Morrow
    SP – Cashner
    SP – Milone
    SP – Miley
    SP – Cingrani
    RP – Wilhelmsen
    RP – Perkins
    RP – Nathan
    RP – Uehara

    • JP says:
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      @JP:

      we’ve landed on me giving up waino / zimm / marte / beltre for braun / bruce / gallardo / holland

      figure i could then flip bruce / upton for another SP (maybe mad max).

      pull the trigger?

      • Targaryen says:
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        @JP: I would hold. You’re giving up to much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ^Agree

  44. Clint says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on V-Mart? On waivers, my catcher options are: Gattis, Martin, Salty, Doumit, Grandal, Lucroy, and Jaso.

    I threw out a trade offer of V-Mart, Morrow, and Perkins for Wieters, Scherzer, and Benoit but given the level of activity in my Yahoo league I doubt I’ll be lucky enough that this one gets looked at, much less goes through.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Clint: I’m still holding…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up: Never say this while watching a Sublime cover band…

  45. Wake Up says:
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    That man is not Jamaica?

  46. If ya smell what the... says:
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    ok with the news of wheeler being ok and jansen not the closer in LA, do we now swap and pick wheeler back up..?

  47. Dkohn says:
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    Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario can you fix my team?

    My bench bats are:
    Oswaldo Arcia, Eric Young, Mitch Moreland, Avisail Garcia, Eric Hosmer

    My fringe pitchers are:
    Tony Cingrani(only cuz might get sent back down), Andrew Cashner

    Someone a while back dropped Hosmer, and I hoped he could be last year’s Ike Davis, and while he’s not been that bad, he’s definitely been yawnstipating.

    1. Looking ROS, what would be the order in which you would drop these guys?

    2. Would you replace any of them with Dayan?

    Grey thanks for making all of the commenter’s lives awesome. We’ll be your front lines against the Fantasy Baseball Overlord, just maybe next time don’t trade Machado? Don’t you remember Mancarlo Stanchado?? I’m naming my first son that!!!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Easy, get rid of Avisail for Viciedo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Ha, no problem… Agree with Evil…

  48. mzyptlk says:
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    Bruce for Scherzer?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @mzyptlk: Bruce

  49. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Do I start that mutt Neise tonight against STL? According to Yahoo he remembers to how stand up straight again…this fuckin’ guy.

  50. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Can you help me rank these back-end SP, please:

    Ubaldo, Estrada, Liriano, Tillman, Cashner, McCarthy, E. Santana

    Thanks!!

  51. Jim says:
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    I still have a few of those Ripken cards. Would have been better if he had actually made a f*ck face while posing for the shot.

  52. supra says:
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    Samardzija also hit an absolute BOMB. Wish I owned him. Wished positive pitcher batting stats counted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: Yeah, he pitchslapped Garland…

  53. Targaryen says:
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    I’m glad I didn’t offer that trade to get Price I asked you about yesterday. Sorry you are stuck with him Grey. I hope he comes back strong for you. So I am turning my attention to Scherzer instead, would you rather have him or Peavy or is it about the same? If it’s I the same I’ll just hold I can throw in Gardner & see. 2 weeks ago I got him in my 14 team Dynasty for Lowrie & Cingrani.
    With Gardner these are my lower tier pitchers that I doubt is enough to get him instead. .. but what do you think
    Pettite, Cashner & Morrow
    **LEAGUE SCORING INCLUDES K/W RATIO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Targaryen: Thanks! Scherzer… Don’t see those trades going through, but you can try…

  54. papasmurf says:
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    Other than a couple of impressive outings vs. WAS, Hudson’s been pretty shaky this yr. He’s run out of gas in the middle innings a few times. Could be on his last legs. I think his name value makes people think he’s better than he is. Wins is probably the only place you can chalk up plus-value and the category is too unpredictable.

    Dropped Kendrick for him a few wks ago when I realized how similar their numbers were (not just this yr). I went with the younger guy on a roll.

    • Grey

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      @papasmurf: Don’t think he has much name value anymore…

  55. Sean says:
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    In a H2H 10 team pts. league. I’m pretty stacked at pitching and would like to improve my SS, 3B or OF. What players do you suggest targeting in a trade using either my pitching and/or bench?
    C- Mauer
    1B- Votto
    2b- Kinsler
    3B- Headley
    SS- Andrus
    OF- Cesepedes
    OF- McCutchen
    OF- Chris Davis
    OF-Willlingham
    UT- Aramis

    SP- Yu
    SP- Strasburg
    SP- Cain
    SP- Moore
    SP- Lynn

    RP- Nathan
    RP- Reed

    Bats on Bench: Lo. Cain, Victorino, Michael Young, V. Martinez
    Pitchers on bench: Kennedy, Wandy, Wheeler and Valverde

    DL- J. Johnson and Garza

    Thanks

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Sean: I would target a better player than Headley or Willingham. You’re welcome.

  56. Jack says:
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    Please rank for ROS: Hellickson, Tillman, and Haren.
    h2h x6 scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Haren, Tillman

  57. Wake Up says:
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    As far as I know, Beowulf is just one in a long list of stupid Vampire/Werewolf movies that I will not be watching…

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Wake Up: I’m still waiting for the spin-off series, “A Sword Called Hrunting.”

  58. LadyScorpio says:
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    Another good article, Grey. I feel your pain on Price…didn’t trade for him though. I was dumb enough to DRAFT his a-double-s! Should I ditch him?!? Regretfully, I ditched Gyorko for Johnson and have been miserable since. Now with Price likely hitting the DL, I will add Gyorko back if he hasn’t been grabbed off waivers. UGH!!! At least Wheeler is okay! What would you do with Price? Please advise.

    Thanks,
    LadyScorpio

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @LadyScorpio: Should you ditch him? Like outright drop him? No.

  59. Dingbat says:
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    Don’t look now, but Savior Perez is now hitting .303. Some HRs would be nice, but at least he’s contributing in one category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dingbat: In 3 cats, but yeah homers would be great…

      • steve says:
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        @Grey:
        10 Teams, 5×5, Redraft
        Hold Weiters or drop for Sal Perez?

        • steve says:
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          @steve: @Grey:
          10 Teams, 5×5, Redraft
          Hold Weiters or drop for Sal Perez?

          Nevermind, I see you answered this question earlier. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wieters

  60. supra says:
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    A. Simmons was just dropped in my keeper, if claimed he could be kept in rd 24.

    I’m rolling with Dee Gordon now and Aybar, Alexei, Drew, Crawford are available to give you perspective.

    Should I drop one of Gordon, O.Arcia, R.Weeks, League and grab The Alien?

  61. damn theman says:
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    Lawrie over James Loney, right??? need to pick up Lawrie asap..any objections anyone? Advice?

  62. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    GAFML sounds like one of those names an MMO name generators spit out…wait nevermind…forget I said that…

    Would you trade Stanton for Machado in a keeper if you already had Harper and Trout in the OF? Ive got Mous and Arenado as potential 3B keepers. We start 4 OF and U but can only keep 6 players total.

  63. JG_ism says:
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    —>Feedback requested!

    Been kicking this around the past few days. Actually sent a couple offers but withdrew them. I kinda want to ride my drafted team out for a bit before freaking and doing stupid ish.
    Kemp’s owner has voiced interest in moving him. As of now I am hurting in batting cats. Couple questions…
    1.Do we believe this assembled mess can come together and make a run?
    2.If said trade gets done….what are our thoughts on my remaining rotation ROS?

    13 team roto 5×5 keeper
    C-Rosario(11)
    1B-Konerko(17) hopefully he heats up or dies soon
    2B-Altuve(20)
    3B-MostSuckAss(19)
    SS-Castro(9)
    MI-Aybar(14)
    CI-Carter(1)
    OF-Gordon(28) Viciedo(15) Hunter(1)
    UT-Morse(1) Crisp(2) Bench-Span,Joyce
    DL_Greycarlo(27)

    SPs- Lee(28) Samardzija(14) Zimmerman(15) Miller(5) Niese(7)
    Bench- Hammel(1), Wheeler(1), Smyly, Guthrie
    DL- Life’s a Beachy

    Now, what I offered but withdrew was
    Samardzija/Wheeler/Viciedo/Span
    for
    Kemp/Belt

    It seems like way too much, but who the EF knows about Greycarlo? It feels like he has been on the DL all year. AND Kemp has to end up with Kemp stats, just HAS to, right?
    So, again, do we think…Stand Pat bub, your team will come togather?
    or
    Fucking pull trigger, your rotation will do just fine??

    Thank you and good morning

    • JG_ism says:
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      @JG_ism:
      wow..that was long.

      sorry

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @JG_ism: Agreed, sorry part 2. Your offense needs help, that’s all I’m gonna say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JG_ism: 1. No, I think you’re gonna have issues… 2. I’d want the Kemp side

  64. Hi Grey:

    Please rank these 1B options in a redraft league: Ike, Moreland, Hosmer.

    Same type league, MI options: Dee Gordon, Rutledge, Espinosa, Kipnis.

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Moreland, Hosmer… Rutledge, Kipnis, Espinosa

  65. CDawg says:
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    Is Ubaldo Jiminez actually worth an addition in a deep league or is he still in streamer territory? (My low end starters are Marcum and streamers)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @CDawg: Ubaldo over Marcum…

  66. Frank Lynch says:
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    Do you like Cahill over Travis Wood or maybe someone else? I’ll show you some guys after I hear what you think about Wood. I was reading the yahoo notes on wood and they were talking about how good he did in his last outing and then they said they expected nothing less from “baseball’s best pitcher”… IDK but that’s why I wanted to know how you feel?

  67. Giant-eer says:
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    Tex was dropped. Who to drop for him? Viciedo, Dom Brown, Zach Wheeler, Ichiro. 12 team 5×5 redraft roto.

  68. chris says:
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    first and foremost, when does BJ Upton get cut form a team? The dude sucks and we are 6 weeks deep and he’s got more K’s then most pitchers including RA Dickey, Cole Hamels and Matt Cain. Making 13 million and it doesn’t matter where they put him the lineup he doesn’t do anything, no rbi, runs, sb or HR.. On my waiver wire are guys like morneau, montero, peralta, pagan, chris carter, ethier…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: I’d hold for a few more weeks…

  69. Wake Up says:
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    I think you just figured out this year’s Halloween costume, fuck face!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @JoeC: Nice.
      And of course Pumas are just bug cats. Let’s eradicate Pumas from NZ as well!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up: this is how I imagine SteveNZ would react to trying to ban Pumas…http://youtu.be/LMi7e2tESUc

        PS this wasn’t the first thing that came up when I googled “All Blacks Dance”

        PPS seriously, this is one of the coolest pre-game rituals in the world!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeC: Wow, that is surprising…

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @JoeC: Is everyone over there named Gareth?

      • JoeC says:
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        @Evil Grey: Gareth or Gandalf.

        • Gareth says:
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          @JoeC: You Shall Not take the Piss!

        • Gareth says:
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          @JoeC: For all you Americans out there, “Taking the Piss” is an expression used in the UK alot. Its means “Making fun of.”

          Example:

          “You’re Taking the Piss out of me.”

          Another Example:

          “David Price is Taking the Piss out of Grey.”

  70. stynyr says:
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    I have Janssen, Holland, Soriano and Cishek as my closers.

    Drop Cishek for Zack Wheeler or wait a while?

  71. FillyP says:
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    Love me some Machado. I’m keeping the shit out of him.

    Should I grab Archer (or whoever’s called up) and drop any of these guys? They’re streamers, but I think I’m getting attached.. do we have a Razz term for that in the glossary? We should. Anyway – Tillman, Not Fausto, Santiago.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Thanks. Biding my time until Wheeler is closer to being called up…. Keeper league.

  72. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league trade. Rnd value next to each player.

    Heyward(7) for Jose Fernandez(25)… who wins?

  73. High Cheese says:
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    I also have Price and all I can think of is… “The Price is wrong, bitch” – Happy Gilmore
    Please pick a side: Lincecum & Milone or Kennedy & Hector Santiago
    Thanks.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that could’ve been yr title today. great joke on elmore, and b.j. definitely needs to start giving out reparations.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: yeah, +1 re: Elmore.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  74. Nico

    John Stamos says:
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    Does the League news give you any doubt that Jansen will eventually be the closer? Same goes for stupid Heath Butterbell and D Hernandez. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Stamos: Not really on either… League and Bell aren’t good…

      • Nico

        John Stamos says:
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        @Grey: Great. Based on your advice yesterday and today, I snagged him before the guys that listen to ESPN picked him up.

        Also, based on your advice, I offered Mariano for Scherzer, but it was declined… I did work out a deal to swap Mariano for Darvish tho…

        • Nico

          John Stamos says:
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          I forgot to add a big thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  75. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thinks Boner Did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    Do any of you guys think you could win a fight against a wolf? One on one, no weapons, just a straight up fight.

  76. poops says:
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    Machado/AJ Burnett for Miggy…which side do you like in a points league?

  77. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League, (SB=3pts., W=7pts., L=-5pts., QS=5pts., S=5pts.)

    Trade Feldman & Heath Bell FOR Gardner & Doubront?

  78. My team is a mess, trying to mix things up.

    What side do you like going forward:

    Hamilton, Tillman, League OR Stanton, Cliff Lee

  79. SenoreRossi says:
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    Another great read :)

    Should I drop Moss for a hot schmotato like Moreland and stream on afterwards?

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side in this here deal:

    Goldy/Miggy/Cobb for

    Prince/Longo/Scherzer

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    8 team 5 player keeper. We name one franchise player, the others get to be kept for 3 seasons before going back to the pool.

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @Wilsonian: That is pretty close to being even. I’d side with Miggy on this one though.

  81. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray (Moob-molder-man): I feel your pain… I too have the misfortune of owning Price as a MAGPIE… My early target SP along with YU (the pitcher)… As you know, 1/2 good at that level – ain’t good at all…

    I think, this is bigger than it appears to be… 3 weeks minimum is my take on him – best case… They will be careful and should be… Triceps injuries linger and often recur…

    “””””A mild triceps strain will be treated with rest, ice and possible taping. The anticipated recovery time is anywhere from, as our reference material tells us, 2-10 days””””.
    **** Maybe even DLed for this…

    “””A moderate Triceps strain will also be treated with ice, rest and taping but in addition will sometimes require an immobilization splint and even cast. Further strengthening therapy will have to take place. Anticipated recovery time is “10 days to six weeks.””””””
    ****Certain DL

    “”””Severe triceps strains will often times require surgery and take anywhere from six to 10 weeks to heal properly.””””
    ***** 60 Day DL and maybe career threatening

    “”””The most common residual problems for a triceps muscle strain are re-occurrence and trying to use the muscle too quickly.”””
    **** They will be careful..

    On a personal note…. Yesterday, I got a “payment due” letter in the mail from the Big Fella’s outfit … What do you think I should do????

    I was doing so well on the program too… Then this Price triceps thing hits and the bill arrives the same day… Go figure???..

    Hey, things were really going great round here … The hippy down the block fell of his sit-pole while doing that pelvic pumping dance of his following a Grand Slam… He is out for the season.. CHA CHING!!!..

    The next door neighbor’s yapping beagle has disappeared… They have “lost dog” posters up all over – I tear them down whenever I see them…. CHA CHING!!!

    I haven’t had to change out one of my incontinence pads during the day in over a week.. CHA CHING!!!!

    Muscles are starting appear where they haven’t been in years and little non-gray hairs are reappearing on my pate… CHA CHING!!!

    Even my little soldier is trying to stand at attention on his own without any help, lately… DOUBLE CHA CHING!!!!
    ****Goes without saying, my porn viewing sessions have improved immensely too..

    And all the MAGPIES teams were doing great – moving up the in the tables, everywhere… CHA CHING!!!

    What should I do???… I don’t want to lose it all…

    Here, I thought loyalty and devotion were going to be enough – They never ever said anything about dues either… It was all smiles and promises… Ain’t it always like that!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Great breakdown! Hoping it’s minor, minor then…

    • JoeC says:
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      @T Moore: After the depths you’ve seen, I guess 8th place ain’t bad. I also trolled those depths early in the season, but have since recovered somewhat. I didn’t realize that “Objects are closer than they appear” applied to the MAGPIES, but apparently it does, as I can now see you in my side view mirror.

      I guess I’ll just have to use the nitrous boost. And, oh btw… I’m not left-handed!

      • T Moore says:
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        @JoeC:

        Joe: Go ahead – rub it in – for now….

        When the Big Fella and I get through with you this season, you’ll be look’n for some sympathy, for sure..

        From now on, all I’ll know about sympathy is that it is found between Shit and Syphilis in the dictionary…

        And I’m the nice guy on the MAGPIES now… The Big Fella is all about NO MERCY…

        Got to go down to the basement to the Gate and work on my team… The BF has promised some special new talent coming up from the pits for the MAGPIES real soon…

        It’s not that bad going down there… I just hate kissing the old goats arsehole every time you go down… Tastes terrible!!!…

  82. MattH says:
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    Hey, Grey.
    If your trading Choo has lit a fire under his ass then I’m sorry and happy at the same time.
    Beltre has been solid though.

    16 team league. Bottom of the barrel: Burch Smith, Straily, Peralta, Maurer, Stults.
    Anything there or just leave it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattH: Yeah, Beltre has been fine… Prolly could’ve just kept Machado and Choo though since it netted me Price and Beltre… Leave them be…

      • MattH says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’ll leave them be.
        I actually drafted Beltre in the first round of this 16-team league, and gambled that Upton, Goldy, and Choo would be there. It worked out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  83. Got a huge lead in wins. Is Cobb a risk at all vs. Boston tonight?

  84. seymour says:
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    Grey, honestly thing this is one of your best posts. Sharp, punny, so many obscure (yet easily-understood) pop culture references.

    Some advice please:
    Sale & Pagan for Mujica & T. Hunter? I have SAGNOF coming out my ears, could use some SP help. Maybe Sale for Mujica straight up? Pagan & Hunter basically a wash…

    Also, please rank Estrada, A. Griffith & Zito ROS.

    Anybody else think Grey’s writing skills are wasted on a fantasy blog? Don’t get me wrong, love the advice & humor, but mofo is sharp enough for bigger & greater things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @seymour: Thanks! Sale side… Griffin, Estrada…

  85. willclark says:
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    [16 team keeper] Looking to offer: Lawrie, Jennings, Quintana for Miggy. Jennings is basically my 4th OF (Cespedes, Choo, Bruce) where we play 3. I spot start him looking for SB/3Bs. Is this enough for Miggy and is the Miggy improvement in most batting stats better than the SB/3Bs potential of Jennings ROS? Other owner also needs some pitching; I know Quintanta is not great but gives him serviceable arm.

  86. YNKEH8R says:
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    Nolan Arenado just got dropped and cleared waivers… upgrade over Todd welcome to the Donut shop Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YNKEH8R: Not an upgrade, but I’d own him…

  87. Bigwormsherm says:
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    rank these catchers

    Vmart (yahoo elig) Chooch Ruiz, Grandal

  88. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Ask and you shall receive! Glorious Arrested Development references as promised. The second I saw the “Pageant of the Masters” bit and the word “segway” in the Corey Hart post all I could think of was the scene where Gob was chasing Michael down on the segway after finding the fake plane ticket: “Michael, I’m on to you! The Spanish lessons, the lawyer… If you’re heading for Portugal it’s due south.” That’s one of my favorite episodes of any show, period. I think the next step is to somehow work the cornballer into a post.

    You were really on fire with this post, zingers being fired left and right. I also like the daft Jaywrong predictions that have been thrown out more often, they always crack me up. Was there a post I missed that had all these batty predictions, or is this spawned from drunken 3 am fantasy baseball hangout ramblings?

    Cheers,
    Brew

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @BrewFreeOrDie:

      Mrs. Featherbottom (aka Tobias): Ooooo-kay, who’d like a banger in the mouth? Oh right, I forgot, here in the States you call it a sausage in the mouth.

      Michael: We just call it a sausage.

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      @BrewFreeOrDie: Trevor Bauer has a huge reportoire of pitches at his disposal. One of them is rumored to be called a “cornballer.”

      It would be a more well know pitch of his but he sometimes experiences a burning pain in his foream and elbow when he uses it. The pitch is more well known in the Mexican League.

      This may or may not be true (Said in Ron Howard’s voice).

  89. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    trading Matt Holliday for a pitcher. Who do you like ROS
    Cain
    Darvish
    J. Zimm

    thanks

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @cashmoney: I doubt you could get Darvish or J Zimm for Holliday without throwing in another piece. Cain, possibly. Maybe target Mad Max like Grey mentioned or possibly add some SAGNOF to the mix to target an ace like it sounds like you are wanting.

  90. Steve Stevenson says:
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    You think Grandal ends up with the majority of the ABs when he gets back? Thinking of stashing in an OBP league but don’t want a 2 starts a week guy through the summer.

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Yes, he will get the majority of AB’s, if you need help at C I’d say worth stashing.

  91. Joe LoPiccolo says:
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    I have been offered a trade:
    3 year contracts
    Cats hr, RBI, runs, ave, ops and sb
    Rutledge year 1, utley year 3 for fowler year 1 and weeks year 1
    I currently have gyrko at sb.
    Of is Marte, Cruz, bourn, Davis and akoi at dh
    What do you think

  92. chillmodious says:
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    -ACT-

    [Price Is Right music starts playing, Host enters from stage right]

    Host: Welcome, four ladies and gentlemen! It’s time for another edition of your favorite daily prize game, “Name That Botox!”

    Audience: [Loud applause… some guy in the back starts an Arsenio ‘whoo whoo whoo’…]

    Host: Now, then… today’s subjects are none other than Jamey Carroll and Kris Jenner. So, audience… Are you ready? To play. Name That Botox?!!!

    Audience: [weak applause, but the Aresenio Guy is still loud as ever, ‘WHOO WHOO WHOO’…]

    Host: Ok! First up: https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRcspXqdsarGJKQSFuwuMm1s60eIky_Isg1jiMwY_OtDsq6Cf75

    Audience: [voice from the front row: “oh, naw she di’int…that’s a damn Kardashian if I eva seen one”] [voice from the mezzanine: “Jamey Carroll… no doubt about it! Check out his online smugshots!] [Arsenio Guy: “WHOO WHOO WHOO]

    Host: I think we have a winner!! Ma’am… yes, you there… in the front row… come on up and see if you can keep the streak going as we move to our next photograph. You named that Botox!

    [Woman From Front Row approaches stage, receives “I named that Botox!” T-shirt, and takes place behind a podium]

    Host: OK, then… Next up, ma’am: http://www.okmagazine.com/sites/okmagazine.com/files/imagecache/node_page_image/article_images/kris_jenner_sept6.jpg

    Woman From Front Row: Kardashian again. You can’t fool me.

    [Sad Trombone plays]

    Host: Ohhhhhh… I’m sorry….that’s not the answer we were looking for. That was Jamey Carroll in an evening gown after being traded to the Twins.

    Woman From Front Row: But I saw her on—[Sandman approaches, grabs her with his cain, and heads offstage]-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…

    [Arsenio Guy: WHOO WHOO WHOO]

    Host: Looks like we’re running short on time, folks. Only room for one more. Ready, audience? Here is our final slide: http://www.jadorelespotins.com/wp-content/uploads/kris-jenner-botox.jpg

    [Silence from Audience]

    [Arsenio Guy is no longer pumping his fist, leans over armrest, and vomits loudly on the person sitting next to him]

    Host: Correct, sir!

    [Audience still silent, but looking around for the winner]

    Host: You! In the back!

    Arsenio Guy: ME?

    Host: Yes, YOU! You had the correct answer… it was vomit! The third photo was a trick question—neither Kris Jenner nor Jamey Carroll. It is just a picture of vomit! Congratulations, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow to defend your winning position in another edition of… Name! That!! Botox!!!

    [Applause from audience as camera fades out; Price Is Right music plays in background]

    -FIN-

    • Gareth says:
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      @chillmodious: Someone should just tell her a punch in the mouth has the same effect.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Gareth: True that. Might be easy to arrange…she was friends with OJ, after all…

  93. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey: S. Miller, J. Henderson & Coepedis for J. Upton. Which side do you like? Would it change if got B. Harper instead?

  94. Moose Out Front says:
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    Jerome Williams at home vs CWS

    to stream or not to stream….

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        Thanks Grey. It’s 12 team H2H, but I have great ratios this week so far and I’m not sure he can catch me in K’s or W’s, so I’m probably erring on the side of no Jerome Williams stream.

        Thanks for the thumbs up on streaming Leake yesterday!

  95. chillmodious says:
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    Ok, Grey, the chips are down (Dah! Someone pick up all these Doritos!):

    If you could only have one in your Util spot (i.e. ignoring positions) for ROS, would it be Viciedo or Moreland?

    Thank you!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: I’ll admit, I’m a chronic rosterbater. Yesterday the choice was Moreland for me. Today it’s Viciedo. I really needed you to help snap me out of my rosterbation and settle on one of these dudes. It’s one of those fork-in-the-road deals that I really want to choose wisely on, since now may be my only opportunity to do so–and I already biffed on one of these earlier in the year when I picked up Jo-Fer over Shelby Miller. Dah! I’m going Moreland and hoping Viciedo doesn’t haunt/taunt me like Shelby.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch on dropping Miller…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, exactly. Still can’t sit down properly. Hence my trepidation on whether to go Moreland or Dirty Dayan-a. I think one of those two will have a strong ROS and the other will wind up yawnstipating, so here’s hoping it’s Moreland!

  96. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Who wins in this trade?

    A-Gonzalez and Buchholz for D. Price and Edwin Encarnacion?

  97. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Chris Davis for Paplebohn and Michael Saunders?
    Looking for saves guy and like Saunders
    Thx

  98. Dingbat says:
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    Wanting to trade hot hitting for pitching. Could you rank the following offers?

    1) Choo for Yu
    2) Zimmerman for Wainwright
    3) Marte for Peavy
    4) Marte for Burnett

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Grey: Guy with Peavy isn’t interested in Marte, but wants either Goldschmidt or Fielder. I’m guessing he’d be willing to part with either Darvish or Kershaw for one of them. Still not worth it, right?

          • Dingbat says:
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            @Grey: So should I try Zimm for Wainwright? Dude also has JZimm and Latos, but I feel like that’s too little of a return for RZimm.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure…

  99. Nate says:
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    Would you drop Hosmer in a 14-team mixed league for one of:

    Alonso, Lind, G Jones or Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: I’d hold

  100. rm says:
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    Keeper league:
    Pujols + Neil Walker for Alex Gordon and B. Zobrist.

    At first I thought it was a no-brainer, but then I started looking at Pujols, and I’m a little worried. Gordon has been really good since being moved to 3.

    I definitely need HR more than steals though..

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rm: It’s fair, depends on what you’re filling in Zobrist with, if it’s Walker, then I wouldn’t do it…

  101. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    good morning my vape brotha, League got the save yesterday, oh yeah oh yeah….take that shit yesterdays article, take it in the ear…..

    Middlebrooks got dropped in one of my leagues, is he worth a stash, I almost stashed Ike, but he got picked up. I would be dropping moreland, but I’m still not sure about him, if he wasn’t 27, then I would just not care.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I was on Fangraphs and his BABIP and AVG look legit, just concerned with his track record of being Blah

        Vape it up!….sounds like a hip hop song.

        Because of the price injury, did you write last nights article in the fetal position while in the bosom of the cougar…..”it’s going to be OK Grey, everything will be all right, don’t worry I will take care of you….I’m going to make you a nice glass of warm milk to calm you down” “Do you really think he will be Ok?” ” Yes sweety, he’s going to be OK” *shakes head no*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty much exactly how it went down, but I was breast feeding…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: suckling grey!

            did she burn the warm milk?

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Grey: Wait, who”s vaping?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jack Full and me…

          • The Vaporizers says:
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            @Grey:

            Packed Full of trees

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  102. Adam says:
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    Or Chris Davis for Ryan Zimmerman and Kenley Jansen?

  103. Adam says:
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    Chris Davis for Lorenzo Cain and Sergio romo?
    Thanks

  104. Seano says:
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    Buy Adam Dunn on draft day for $12, knowing he is going to kill my batting average…. everytime I think of dumping him he hits a HR. Dunn has 9 jacks I lead HRs by 10…. holding onto 4th in Avg. Going to kill me all season.

    How do you hit 40 homeruns and hit a buck fifty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not easily

  105. Adam says:
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    Last one
    Chris Davis for Marte and bettancourt?
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  106. harkrider says:
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    I’m looking for some SAGNAOF

    Which guy would be best for steals?

    Pierre, EYj, Alexei Ramirez, Rajai Davis (when off DL) or Dee Gordon??

    They will fill my UTIL spot, so position doesn’t matter much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pierre

      • harkrider says:
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        @Grey: I’m going to drop one of my RP’s for him. Who should I drop (we don’t count holds, but I will use RP’s to help in other areas too).

        David Hernandez or Mark Melancon

        My other RP’s are Romo, Holland, Fieri, and Wilhelmsen and I can only play 5 at a time

        • harkrider says:
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          @harkrider: Also, would you trade Heyward for Adam Jones in a keeper league?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @harkrider: I’d take Jones… Melancon… I’d take Braun…

      • harkrider says:
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        @Grey: one other trade option.

        Votto for McCutchen or Braun in a 10 team keeper league. I have Goldy at 1B

  107. Dan Rydell says:
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    thoughts on trading Desmond Jennings for Adrian Gonzalez. Only real batting need is RBIs at this point, though RBIs are pretty flukey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take A-Gon

  108. Cartman 4evs says:
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    Please rank Viciedo, Sheirholtz anda Arcia, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo, Arcia…

  109. sanfran1966 says:
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    Grey,

    My SPs are solid with Stras, Wainw, Shark, Ann Sanchez, & Cobb in 1,350 cap league

    Drafted Street & Cishek who led my team to 9/12 in Saves a few weeks ago. Picked a bunch of guys up, speculatively, and Bell & Tazawa are the $hit that have stuck on the wall.

    Still holding K-Rod… Is he worth a roster spot?

    My concerns are Tazawa appears short term and if Bell can’t start getting lefties out he will yield to Hernandez at some point…

    I would use the roster spot to stream or pick a bat up (Morse & Espinosa are recent waiver guys.)

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey _ enjoy reading this site every day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  110. JohnnyFive says:
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    LaRoche or Frazier ROS?

  111. Comatose says:
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    Drop 1 of these when Bailey is activated?

    Cingrani
    Fernandez
    Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Comatose: Cingrani might be out of the rotation by then

  112. D Rich says:
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    Vernon Wells is my best player haha…do you think it will be Cingrini or Leake that gets sent down? If it was any other manager it would be no doubt Leake but Dusty has a thing for bum vets….

  113. henncoop says:
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    I thought I saw you were advising not starting Cobb vs Boston today??
    What about Cain @ COL …equally bad??

  114. Lines says:
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    I’m with you on Blurred Lines. That song is just unfairly catchy. One of those “You’ll dance to this unless you’re dead inside” kind of things.

    Also, Stephen Drew’s homer yesterday was the Stephen-Drewiest of homers. He didn’t clear the fence so much as he missed the warning track.

    Great round-up today. Much more entertaining than Monsanto’s. Less risk of cancer, too. Keep ‘em coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines: Yup… Totally unfair… Thanks!

  115. Adam says:
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    Starlin Castro for Michael Saunders and Paplebohn …I then replace Castro with Rutledge…I have carpenter at second ??
    He has Paplebohn and Wilhemsen as saves guy to trade

  116. JoeG says:
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    Need two hitters for just today(daily mixed roto 6×6 league) X.Paul, A.Callaspo, L.Martin, Helton(Home),Ibanez(prob. not starting against the lefty), J.Bay.

    • JoeG says:
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      @JoeG:
      I think my top 3 are Helton ,Callaspo and Martin.
      So please pickup two.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JoeG: Helton, Martin

  117. Hotrod says:
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    OBP league…Werth or Duda ROS?

  118. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    looking to try and trade for Mujica and Janseen

    I have Corbin, Kendrick, and Samardjza as expendable from my team, do you see a good pairing, I was thinking Kendrick for Janseen or Corbin or Samardjza for Mujica

    The rest of my staff is Greinke, Moore, Peavy, Shelby, Burnett

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Corbin for Mujica?
        kendrick for Janseen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’m going after Janseen first, I like Corbin the NL west, guy has a ton of saves so hopefully he see’s that his closer values are slightly lower than normal and needs pitching like I need a new appointment with my therapist

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Sounds good… Vaping Arnold Palmer right now… So good…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: he passed on the kendrick for Jansen, I might have to wait another couple of weeks to get Kendrick some street cred, I have to wonder what it is with the savafiles, they don’t realize that winning a cat by 20+ is doing them no good if they lose it all,

                that sounds delicous, I really need to make a trek out there, I saw they also have a shop in Sherman Oaks, which is a little easier for me to get too

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sherman Oaks is better because of less people… Obviously it’s further for me so I don’t go to that one much… I went once when they had a party… If you go, ask for Luis…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll tell him the mustached pizza bagel who is always chatting about his really cool fantasy baseball site sent me

                    bTW, I can’t stop thinking about that pear tea you told me about yesterday

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s my favorite flavor by far… It’s so smooth… It should be called Giancarlo…

  119. Warren says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey. Ogando is a real lightning rod but he might give up too many dongs in Arlington. Hehe I said rod and dong. You had me laughing this AM.

    Query–are BJ and Pujols risky buy lows? I have some less than brilliant owners in one league and might try to deal Cingrani before he gets sent down. What do you think of these offers:

    Cingrani and Ryu for Upton and Medlen
    Cingrani and Choo for Poooo Holes.

    Thanks Boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: Thanks! Ha…. Pujols is less risky… I’d take both Upton and Pujols in those deals…

      • Warren says:
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        @Grey: Ogando has Bicep tendonitis…no room on my DL. Keep him on the bench or pick up one of the following:

        Archer
        Tillman
        Estrada

        G Holland
        Henderson
        Frieri
        Jansen
        League
        Parnell
        Gregg

        Thanks boss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pick up Holland

  120. royce! says:
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    Took me a while to get the title joke, but I like having to invest time into jokes, so long as they result in lulz…Can’t wait for “Everth in the Middle of Nevertheless, Word.” Though you wouldn’t have to spend too much time before you realized that doesn’t make any sense. Anyhoo…

    In a non-keeper, hold Wheeler or speculate on Price’s replacement?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @royce!: How about “Everth At The Top Of Seth Smith’s Everest, Word”

      • royce! says:
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        @chillmodious: Ha! Like mine, that makes no sense, but it works…

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: @royce!:

          Likewise… ‘Everth’ would appear in the word ‘Everest,’ provided it was Seth Smith, the Lisper’s Nightmare, pronouncing the word. It also presumes that Seth Smith is fond of Everth Cabrera, which is the part that makes no sense. But, hey, it’s dork out time!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: not getting any of these

      • royce! says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: The word “price” is in “triceps,” as is “everth” in “nevertheless.” Dorking out, surely.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @royce!: I only went to junior college and graduated from a cal state, so I aints that brights…but I have a lot of worthless pieces paper to show for it

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: that may be one or 2 pieces of paper, so point proven.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @goodfold2: nope…3 1/2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Ha! Hold Wheeler for right now…

      • and1mcgee says:
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        @and1mcgee: btw, he will only help in bullpen until they call up a replacement starter for Price’s turn in the rotation.

        • Prezii says:
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          @and1mcgee: im sure archer will get the call to start when needed.

  121. Dolemite says:
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    5×5 roto
    my danny espinosa and marco estrada for his martin prado and jason vargas

    is prado enough of an upgrade over espinosa for this to be worth it? am I getting fleeced? or is it a big “meh”?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Dolemite: Tough to get fleeced with all “meh” players involved. So it’s a meh from me. I probably wouldn’t do it.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Dolemite: I’d take that, Prado is an upgrade over Espinosa and both arms are dropable, assuming its a 12 team. the numbers say Espinosa is going to turn it around and prado is in a similar boat, they favor slighty to Espinosa who has been really unlucky, it really depends what cats you are trying to move up in

      • Dolemite says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:
        yes 12 team
        i am trying to move up in BA and think i have the speed and HR to absorb the small contributions to those espinosa will bring RoS
        I like estrada but i have a glut of midlevel pitchers so losing him wont kill me

        i agree that it is very meh…. but espinosa’s sub mendoza BA is pissing me off at this point and there is no way that a perenial 300 hitter like prado stays this cold/bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dolemite: I’d hold…Pretty meh…

  122. Comatose says:
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    Machado for Moore?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Comatose: Fair

  123. J-Dubber says:
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    Man… Both Weiters and Montero dropped this week. Switch Perez for either of them??

  124. kingforaday151 says:
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    10 team roto league, 6×6 with total bases and quality starts. Sent a message to league explaining that I’ve got too much good pitching (Verlander, Miller, Iwakuma, Bumgarner, Harvey) and lacking offense. I traded Harvey last week to get Pedroia. Today I received offers of Beltre for Verlander and Ryan Zimmerman for Jason Grilli. Would you pull the trigger on one/both? Saves are a tight battle, but Zimmerman for closer seems tough to pass up, right?! Full 1.00 run lead in ERA and 0.10 lead in WHIP right now, can I expect Bum/Miller/Iwakuma to hold up my pitching rest of season? (also have beachy on dl and wheeler in waiting)

      • kingforaday151 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I sent an offer to the guy who wants Verlander and asked if he’d include League with Beltre and I’d throw in Moustakas/Arenado to replace his lost 3B. I already own Jansen so figured it’d help replace the Grilli saves. If not, I’ll suck it up and take both deals as they are. Great read every morning, thanks for the help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  125. Jay says:
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    Vernon Wells or Morse for the foreseeable future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Morse

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: So Mr. beep beep boop beep over the reason we see Arte Moreno on just for men commericals.

        where does Viciedo fit in there? ranking him before or after Wells?

        Have viciedo and Wells currently. Morse is available and Heyward comes back this weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Viciedo is third…

  126. roose says:
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    Saunders or Victorino rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  127. MB says:
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    Have been offered my pick of 1 of the following for Choo:
    Harvey, Greinks, Samardjza, Miller, Sale
    Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  128. Greyismyhero says:
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    Is anyone else patiently waiting on Blow Job Upton to wake up or is it it time to drop in standard 12 teamer H2H’s? Ive been patient but not for much longer. Anyone? Thanks!

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Greyismyhero: As a Braves fan I’m beginning to wonder what the hell he might have been slamming into his body for the second half of ’12 to get that $. Effing guy is lost right now, but before dropping him maybe try and shop him to a loyal fan like myself who might get suckered in to thinking he will actually turn it around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  129. Evil Grey says:
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    You have to hold in a 12 teamer.

  130. Ray says:
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    Mark Reynolds or BJ Upton ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  131. Jack says:
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    I have this flaw, in that I like new shiney objects.

    Derek Dietrich, Neil Walker, or Gyorko (who I currently own) for ROS (6×6, OPS scoring).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Gyorko

  132. Verlander for Shelby Miller? says:
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    Considering the possible inning limit on S. Miller…would you trade S. Miller for Verlander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: if you’ve found some nut job willing to do this it’d be gogo GO! Cy youngs don’t get much credit in some parts, or is the guy just a big cardinal homer? i’m from st. louis and actually know people who probably would do that trade, actually saying things like this kid’s better than Verlander.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  133. herschel says:
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    @Grey: next week, weekly roto, need start 2 of these 3. who do you like?

    greinke – @mil
    bailey – vs chi
    teheran – vs min, @nym

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke, Bailey

  134. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….better for ROS, Bourn or Crisp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourn

  135. jaw says:
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    12 team h2h auction keeper. keeper price in paranthesis, 8 keepers

    would you trade jose fernandez ($10) and mike minor ($17) for lee ($28). prob wouldnt keep lee or minor, fernandez is a potential keeper.

    need to free up a roster spot for greinke. other option is to drop niese.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  136. Snarf says:
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    Need to drop 2 with Heyward and Greinke back in 14 team league. Espinosa, Yader Alonso, Detweiller, Milone, or Hell Cat? Pretty balanced everywhere with the exception of 1st base hence Alonso.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler, Alonso

  137. Chris says:
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    “Shaun Marcum – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, which is more than Matthew Berry.”

    HAHAHAHA. Matthew Berry….that dude is painful to listen to, even more painful to watch WHILE listening to him speak his nonsensical gibberish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  138. One Hitters says:
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    I had Greinke coming back so I tried to make the first trade I could get my clicks on in my 12 H2H Keeper:

    Gave: Lance Lynn, Mike Minor, 6th Round Draft Pick
    Got: Billy Butler, Michael Morse, 3rd Rounder

    I had Ike, Konerko and Nick Swisher hovering around, but dropped the first 2 and grabbed Moreland. I don’t think this trade will hurt a Verlander, Stras, Lester, Samardzijia, Greinke rotation, but I feel cold without those guys at the bottom, was it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it…

      • One Hitters says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for making my coffee less bitter every morning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  139. kalone says:
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    Kemp owner offered me Kemp for Goldschmidt. Whaddaya think? 16-teams and we have 5 keepers that come off the top, so no round penalty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. Furious says:
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    Thanks for the 227 reference. I was waiting for Jackee to make an appearance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  141. Boomer19 says:
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    Getting tired of Hamels. Something doesn’t seem right. Was just offered Andrew Bailey for him. Do you think Bailey will hold the closer role the rest of the year? Is it worth the switch?

    • danny says:
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      @Boomer19: this can’t be serious

    • Boomer19 says:
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      I can get an estrada level pitcher thrown in with him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That works

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more than Bailey…

  142. danny says:
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    So do we know yet who the rays are calling up for prices next start?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Torres’s not the starter though… He’s bullpen depth…

      • and1mcgee says:
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        @and1mcgee: btw, he will only help in bullpen until they call up a replacement starter for Price’s turn in the rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  143. JoeG says:
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    Thanks Grey; lets hope that Martin will be “Born To Run” and Helton will be a “Wreckin Ball”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  144. costaricanchata says:
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    have been a fantasy baseballer for more than one year .
    don’t think i’ve ever seen anyone trade away miggy , even when he was a drunk .

    cust kayin’ .
    if you want miggy , draft him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Prezii says:
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      @costaricanchata: no joke chata, but last year i traded Morrow(the on fire Morrow), Mauer and Sale for him.. then Morrow got hurt his next start and i won that league.. guy still makes trades with me for some reason..

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Prezii:

        rcl league …. 12 teamer ?

        you should pay his dues .

        • Prezii says:
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          @costaricanchata: nahh, it was my ten teamer with my buddies.. hes not that bright!

  145. Wake Up says:
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    That song has been stuck in my head all day….That man is not Jamaica…that man is not Jamaica…that man is not Jamaica…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA… Oh! That man is not your maker… I’ll take ya… Hey, hey, hey…

  146. TouchDownCityBaby! says:
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    Iwakuma and I have been slurping around all year. I’m with you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  147. Ron says:
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    I’m being offered Cano for Gordon AND Holliday.

    My other OF are Baustista, Cespedes, Bruce, Frazier
    My 2B is Carpenter

    Yea or Nay on this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much for my liking… But it’s fair-ish…

  148. dk says:
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    Waino/AGon for Scherzer/Prince

    Scherzer top 10 ROS? 15? 20?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince side… Top 10

  149. Adam says:
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    Fowler or Victorino ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  150. Gareth says:
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    Should I drop Coco Crisp for Lorenzo Cain for my head to head League?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  151. Dennis Wilson says:
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    Would you trade my Matt Moore for Stephen Strasburg? Ive just been offered this, Who do you project will do better the rest of the year. Categories are K, W, ERA, WHIP, BAA, K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  152. Ryan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Enjoy your Blogs! I got tired of Kemp and his power struggle, so I traded him and Sale for Harper and Chapman in a 10 team keeper league. Did my impatience kill my season or did I make out in this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds solid…

  153. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Marte/Frazier/Lohse/Veras or Panda/GMan/Garza H2H re-draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gman?

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: He must be tight with Dillon Gee

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: might mean granderson?

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: That would be a shame, because he’s GrandyMan. Probably Guthrie.

          • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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            @Evil Grey: Yovani Gallardo sorry guess im used to my league always saying that haha

  154. Tim says:
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    Would u drop todd Frazier for Arenado? With 60 plus home games left possible he has a better ROS?
    Frazier looks lost FWIW
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  155. Longotulo says:
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    Viciedo or James Ba-Loney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo

  156. Varys says:
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    Sorry about price, man. And Greinke. Maybe the baseball gods are punishing you for helping so many people who aren’t good at fantasy baseball be better than they appear. Like carma, only shitty.

    H2H, 10 Team.
    I just got offered Scherzer for Miller and Hunter Pence. Keeping in mind im rolling with fowler and mclouth in the outfield right now and hart on my bench.

    I tried to get by just giving prado, but it’s not looking like he is going to bite. I tried to make it Scherzer and Machado for Miller and Zobrist, but he’s a tough shell to crack. Would Miller and Pence be too much though?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Well, Greinke returned nicely so it wasn’t all bad… I wouldn’t make that trade…

  157. Triple D says:
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    Start Cain today in Colorado? (The Geddy Lee option to choose not to decide isn’t a choice in this instance.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you have to start him…

      • Triple D says:
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        Thanks, Grey. What about Chacin? Sit or start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit in Coors

          • Triple D says:
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            THX!

  158. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I ate some fortune cookies before and one contained a command about masturbation. The piece of paper read, “Enjoy yourself while you can.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: kinda depressing to think of a time where you’d be conscious and not able to enjoy that.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: You could burn both of your hands during an unfortunate marshmallow roasting incident. Then you would not be able to enjoy yourself for a spell.

  159. Dave says:
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    DL stash–Cuddyer, Eaton or Hart?
    First year follower–Love your column

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton…. Thanks!

  160. Will says:
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    Corbin or Kendrick ROS (W, K, S, ERA, WHIP)? Also, what would it take to get Greinke or Shields from a team that needs everything? I need some SP help, dominating everything offensively (used your rankings and the APPLES during the draft and added several young arms via the waiver wire), but looking to cash in on some young arms for a proven commodity. Looking to move pitchers for pitchers. I also have Madson stashed away that I could use as trade bait since I have Romo, Papelbon and Wilhelmsen already (dropped Frieri for Rizzo a few weeks back and havent missed him).
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin… Probably a #1 something… Like Hollidayish OF or Zimmerman type corner…

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: Would a two for one trade be smart/possible with Corbin & Kendrick for Greinke/Shields? Looking to open up a roster spot and don’t want to mess with my lineup: C: Perez, 1B: Votto, 2B: Gyorko, 3B: Sandoval, SS: Rollins, MI: Segura, CI: Goldschmidt, OF:J Upton, Jennings, C Davis, Pence, UTIL: Rizzo, BE: Unless you see something I should/could part with. Also, my staff is: 2Ps, 3SPs, 2RPs…Scherzer, Hamels, Shelby Miller, Minor plus the two we’re discussing and the relievers I mentioned above.
        I feel like I’m talking myself in circles and cannot pull the trigger but I feel if I just sit on my roster right now that some of these guys young arms are gonna go cold and I’ll have missed an opportunity to sell high.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, but unlikely…

          • Will says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Senor Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

        • Will says:
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          @Will: That should read that Frazier is on my bench….

  161. herschel says:
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    @Grey: with Garza coming back soon, ill have an open DL slot. better SP stash – pineda or carpenter (with news he is being stretched out to be a starter)? or should i just grab hart as a possible bench bat?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @herschel: Depends on what you need son. Hart’s a good bat. Pineda is not very good at pitching right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  162. Gareth says:
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    Trevor Bauer has a huge reportoire of pitches at his disposal. One of them is rumored to be called a “cornballer.”

    It would be a more well know pitch of his but he sometimes experiences a burning pain in his foream and elbow when he uses it. The pitch is more well known in the Mexican League.

    This may or may not be true (Said in Ron Howard’s voice).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA…

  163. Dan says:
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    Scherzer or Matt Cain for the rest of the year?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Dan: Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Cain

  164. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Hellickson or Teheran?

    H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  165. sanfran1966 says:
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    Price to 15 day DL per MLB network…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  166. Carnac says:
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    I’ve said it before, and still believe: if Beltran wasn’t playing OF behind him, Wainwright’s ERA would be ~ 1.00 lower.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice mustache symbol…

  167. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hey grey, who replaces detweiler and vogelsong. Likely nobody interesting but just checking in case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nobody interesting…

  168. ozzzie19 says:
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    12 team mixed 5×5 roto, keep 5 best players…

    I’m thinking of trading Starling Marte to buy low on Price (even with him on the DL).

    I’m strong in SP, but also deep in my 4 OF spots (Cespedes, Bautista, Bruce, Melky/Cain/Pierre) and I’m way out in front in steals and runs with Reyes hopefully coming back by AS break.

    I’m comfortably leading my league and looking to convert some of my young exciting “breakout” (cough391BABIPcough) guys into proven studs.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @ozzzie19: Well done. Humblebrag winner of the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, but of risk with the injury, but it sounds like you can take the risk…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now it’s scary…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: the second one is you, huh grey? Thats how i picture you looking like…haha :D

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Prezii: That’s how it was in 1934 when I was banging Clark Gable’s sloppy seconds.

  169. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Drop I. Davis or G. Jones for Belt, Lind, or Chavez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike for Belt

    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: Drop either for Belt.

  170. royce! says:
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    Of course Niese and McCarthy are now solid, considering I recently dropped both. Which would you rather have? Or should I drop Cingrani and own both?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @royce!: i got lucky in my 16 team league, as i had no choice but to not drop niese. i still benched him today, and he’s looked great. weak groundouts aplenty. I am playing against wainwright so that’s nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, hold Cingrani for right now…

  171. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Hey Grey. Ive been away for a couple weeks and I have a ton of fantasy questions that I would love for you to answer at your discretion.

    14 team league

    C. Rosario
    1. Butler
    2. Pedroia
    SS. D Gordon
    3b. Beltre
    OF (4) J Upton, McCutchen, Cespedes, C Davis
    Util Granderson
    Bench Arenado

    P: Samardzija, Ryu, H Bailey, Cingrani, Corbin
    RP: Chapman, Perkins, Kazawa
    DL: Colby Lewis, A Bailey

    Sidebar: I am not against the idea of losing the trade to aquire the best player in a 2 for 1 (because I always think getting the best player in the trade + a free roster spot/waiver pick up wins the trade.)

    The Questions

    1. With the potential call ups of Will Myers etc in June, am I wrong to want to make lopsided 2 for 1 trades for top tier talent in order to create space on my team to pick these guys up?
    2. What is your opinion on Arenado. He seems to have slumped the last 2 weeks Hold or Drop?
    3. Is it worth trading Beltre/Granderson or Beltre/something for either of Ryan Braun or Mike Trout.
    4. Follow up trade. Is it worth trading Mccutchen/H Bailey for Miggy Cab. (Miggy Cab owner has Wright and has been asking for this trade all season)
    5. Give me 3 dudes you would trade now or sell high from my roster
    6. What Pitcher should I target in a 1 for 1 deal for Granderson.
    7. What 3 players should I deem untouchable on my team.

    No worries if you don;t answer all the questions. I know it’s a lot to ask. But I do appreciate the advice.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan: 2. Depends who you’d be dropping him for.
      3-4. You answered your own question in the Sidebar. Best player in the trade right?
      5. You don’t really have a sell-high candidate, but Davis. And you could use a SP.
      7. Weird question, but no one should be untouchable. Everyone’s got their price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Maybe depends on the trades 2. Hold 3. Yes 4. No 5. Depends what other teams need 6. Peavy 7. No one

  172. Jacks says:
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    Drop Konerko for Hart or Tex? Wary of holding for much longer lest a leaguemate beats me to the punch. I could pick up both Hart and Tex, dropping Paulie and Ervin Santana.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Ervin for Tex

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Are you wary of Hart? If you knew that he was coming back by June 1st for sure would you still wait and see on Paulie?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d wait to see on Paulie, yeah…

  173. Cartman 4evs says:
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    Guy in my league is dangling Buchholtz, 10 team, h2h, no innings limit, era, whip, cg, qs, w, l, k, sv and holds. Does not want SP back, he wants holds and or “the best player I’m willing to give up (high avg over counting stats preferred)”. Being so few teams every category is a battle, but especially the pitching stats. Is this something you would look at doing and if so is there anyone below you would be willing to part with and makes a fair trade?

    sal perez, AuShizz, Rizzo, Philips, Rutledge, Longo, Choo, Jones, McCuthcen, Jennings, Brown, Arica, Viciedo

    MadBum, Moore, Gio, Ryu, H Bailey, Corbin, Gallardo, Wilhelmsen, Perkins, Mujica, D Robertson, Uehara

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Cartman 4evs: He wants a holds guy for Buccholz? Do it.

      • Cartman 4evs says:
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        @Evil Grey: Well it would take more than that. I should have been more explicit. It would take more than that guy alone, but it would also mean I no longer compete in holds. It would prob be a combination of Robertson and Rizzo or something along those lines. I’m just not sure it’s worth it or not. I am new to the game and not sure about value of players, especially this early in the season.

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Cartman 4evs: I wouldn’t bother then. You have a good staff and might be asked to overpay. I’d let the season play out a little more before making a move if you’re just starting.

          • Cartman 4evs says:
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            @Evil Grey: Thank you. You see that shinny toy your neighbor has and want it, but that doesn’t mean it’s better than what you already have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, you need hitters more than pitchers…

      • Cartman 4evs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

      • Cartman 4evs says:
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        @Grey: He just sent Buchholtz and M Saunders for Jones. I take it Saunders it too much of a downgrade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Jones…

  174. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Ike Davis: 0/4 with 4 K; is there anyone more worthless than Ike in baseball right now? Rhetorical, the answer is clearly no. What do Ike Davis and Michael Bolton have in common? They’re both no talent ass clowns and I’d even still listen to Bolton’s greatest hits over watching an Ike Davis at-bat. Rant done.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Sky: “Wut choo talkin’ ’bout, Sky?” – BJ Upton

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        3 steals…it’s a narrow dividing line but it’s there. PS, I own BJ, Ike & Espinosa in one of my RCLs. That team is 10th. Guess which three people I blame on this green earth of ours?

        • Carnac says:
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          @Sky: Yeah, 3 SB. But 3 CS (he had only 6 in 2012). And one fewer HR, 5 fewer Runs, 3 fewer RBI, and TWENTY POINTS LOWER avg.

          I hear you. I had BJ & Ike on one team up until I dropped Ike the other day. What a complete and utter shitshow. I’ve had slow starts on my team before, but this is entirely unprecedented.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Yeah, I drafted both BJ and Ike last year and worked through the slow start of Ike but this year has a different weight to it with him. He could really use a mental break and whether that means a DL or AAA stint, I don’t care I just want it to happen. What I find odd is it’s clear he’s not getting better and the coaches are putting him in cleanup…how does that solve it? ‘Here, struggle at a position in the lineup that has more stress associated with it; that’ll help!’. The New York Mess…that was not a typo.

            • Carnac says:
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              @Sky: When BJ was HBP the other day my first thought was, “Yes! Maybe they’ll put him on the DL!”

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Haha, me too! I’m still hoping it happens. In fact, I’m hoping Ike gets HBP right now before he strikes out for the 5th time and does the same thing

                • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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                  @Sky: Jeff Keppinger is the worst player in baseball that’s owned anywhere in fantasy, but clearly no one in RCL gets baited (for good reason). So far this season: .022 ISO, .205 BABIP, .169 wOBA. Especially disturbing as his reported salary is $3.5 million…

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Oh for sure but I think we can safely say Ike’s more universally owned than Kepp is and was drafted much higher; couple that with expectations – Ike’s supposed to be a cleanup hitter, Kepp is a role player that could just as easily be bat 7th or 8th – I’d still have to give the turd sombrero to Ike there.

                    • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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                      @Sky: Jordany Valdespin needs to live up to his Harry-Potter-Villain name and freaking lightning bolt Ike Davis to jump start him. Then proceed to slay the entire Mets OF so he actually gets some playing time.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I think calling him a villian is apropos. I think his attitude – not his talent – is what’s holding him out of the lineup. Well that and his defense is horrible. That doesn’t help. Duda and Valdespin in the outfield is a nightmare.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Sky: I’m so resentful that I’m picking Ike up in leagues where I never owned him just so I can drop him again.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I appreciate the sentiment. Could you try dropping him on his head? Or maybe on his nose? Surprised Niese got picked on but not Ike by Carlos ‘Ricky’ Beltran.

        • Carnac says:
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          @Sky: I’m contemplating using my #1 waiver on Ike so I can drop him more emphatically.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha!

  175. Carnac says:
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    Just checked today’s Yankees lineup to see if Gardner was there… but Pronk’s still out, so nothing yet. Then it occurred to me… even if Granderson plays everyday, Gardner only goes to the bench if/when 3 guys whose ages add up to 110 are able to play on the same day. So, there’s that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  176. Bubba says:
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    As always…enjoy the site!

    Standard league…5×5…H2H…first year keeper.

    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Rutledge
    3B Longoria
    SS A. Cabrera
    CI Berkman
    MI Segura
    OF Bautista
    OF Trumbo
    OF Hamilton (ugh)
    OF Craig
    UT Ortiz

    What players on our waiver wire would be an upgrade for Berkman? Or should I hold?

    Brett Gardner
    Mitch Moreland
    John Jay
    Yonder Alonso
    Domonic Brown
    Brantley
    Belt
    Arcia
    Viciedo
    Lawrie
    Middlebrooks
    Konerko
    Venable
    Dirks

    As much as I like Moreland…extra speed (Gardner)?

    Thanks

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Bubba: Moreland, Brown, prob Viciedo, Lawrie. You could use some speed though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What Evil said

  177. Aero says:
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    Pick up McCarthy over Tillman or Maholm (as in, own outright for a while)? Or just stream both those spots?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Tillman

  178. MattTruss223 says:
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    Who gets the drop for Viciedo on my team that is in need of some power…McClousy or Span?

    Pretty funny, all the Arrested Development talk, was just reading today about how the Bluth Frozen Banana stand was outside Yankee Stadium the other day. Man, love that show!

    • gareth says:
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      @MattTruss223: were they giving out free rape horns?

      Buster: who would want to “r” her?

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @gareth: Free consultations with the world’s first Analrapist I heard.

        • gareth says:
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          @MattTruss223: I hear the guys a blowhard though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McLouth… That’s awesome…

  179. gareth says:
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    Who put evil grey in charge?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @gareth: Rudy

      • gareth says:
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        @Evil Grey: what are your qualifications, sir?

        • Prezii says:
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          @gareth: being a douche and hatred towards cats.. bam!

          • Hondo says:
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            @Prezii:
            But you’re really nice to me.I appreciate it.

            Sarcasm or not?

            Haha-we cool?

            • Prezii says:
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              @Hondo: haha i was saying, that is what it takes to qualify as evil grey! I like you Hondo and as for the other day i wasnt saying you were a bother. Was just saying that alot of people give you their opinions and grey will pass it up if its correct. Wasnt saying you were a bother!

    • JoeC says:
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      @gareth: Baby Jesus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mentioned him in this post…

  180. smegma says:
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    FYI – Archer gave up 2 HR’s in 1st inning so far. Think that’s enough to give Odorizzi the edge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, Odorizzi wasn’t good yesterday…

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: does the fact that Archer actually pitched today point to Odorizzi? Doesn’t seem like they’d bring up Archer on short rest for this. Of course I realize we’re just speculating.

        • smegma says:
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          @c0wfunk: some other sites are trending towards Odorizzo based on Archer pitching today…but its all still speculation now.

          • smegma says:
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            @smegma: Sorry…morphed Rizzo with Odorizzi above

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s between the two… Maybe Odorizzi makes a slight edge now because he went yesterday…

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @Grey: yeah.. I wonder if they’ll wait til monday to actually announce it. Doesn’t seem like they’re in a hurry right now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think it’ll be a Sunday call…

              • c0wfunk says:
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                @Grey: 10-4 .. I’ll keep my eyes peeled and google alerts on! You grabbing either to speculate or just holding to see what happens?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I grabbed Archer, but just dropped him because I wanted Guthrie vs. Astros…

                  • Frank Grimes says:
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                    @Grey: me hoping its Colome since the two biggest douchebags in my league picked up the other too

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  181. gareth says:
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    Basball trivia – what is adrian beltre’s favorite line from arrested development?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: no touching!

        (If you’ve ever seen mlb footage of teamates trying to touch his head, you’ll understand. I think he has a phobia).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is hilarious…

  182. B.J. says:
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    Grey,

    One more question from me and I’m done bothering you today. I’ve been offered his David Price for my Jay Bruce and Hyun-Jin Ryu. My SP is pretty solid but a healthy Price far outperforms Ryu and I can take the hit in my OF with JUp, Choo, Heyward and Zo Cain on my roster. Should I take it?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold off on that…

  183. Red Barons says:
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    Need to make room for Greinke…. drop Niese or Hudson?

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @Red Barons: silly question. Niese two weeks ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

  184. The Vaporizers says:
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    Better SP to target for ROS, Latos or Cliff Lee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee

  185. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I traded Price for Bumgarner and Segura about two weeks ago, I’m starting to feel bad for the guy I traded with right about now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  186. Wilsonian says:
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    My Frazier/Lawrie/Espinosa/Price deal for Goldy/BJ/Kazmir/Niese is actually looking MUCH better as of today. Yes, I know I got a bunch of underperforming A-holes in that deal (to be honest, I picked up Niese today with the open roster spot – so he wasn’t technically included in the deal).

    Now Goldy is mine forever!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was fair, looks much better today…

  187. Carnac says:
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    *Ike Davis sitting in front of his locker holding his head in his heands* *Rick Ankiel sits down next to him*

    “You know, Ike, I was in a situation like yours, once. Have you ever considered becoming a pitcher?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  188. gareth says:
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    Guys in the major leagues as arrested development characters:

    Michael: giancarlo stanton. Wants to leave the business but is stuck there.

    George sr: jefferey loria. Sells some assets to another country (canada) and takes a lot if justified heat for his dealings.

    Lucille 1: I know she’s dead but marge schott would be perfect.

    Gob: bj upton. Swings and misses a lot in the shadow of his brother. Also does a dissapearing average magic trick every year.

    Lindsay: useless. Blonde hair. For some reason jason michaels springs to mind.

    Tobias: ra dickey. For his name and his funke delivery.

    George michael / maeby: bryce harper and mike trout. Young pups that will be forever linked together.

    Buster: zack grienke: skinny guy with a history of social disorder and awkwardness.

    Anyong: please insert asain player of your choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  189. Anthony says:
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    @GREY what do you think about recent call up Alex torres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a middle reliever…

  190. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, parnell’s got less saves than veras and cishek. that’s pretty bad.

  191. gareth says:
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    I’d still rather own parnell over bell. I don’t trust heath. The guy in first place in my league just dropped yuni betancourt for bell. I’m hoping he bloats the guys stats.

    • JoeC says:
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      @gareth: Yes, all of us are hoping for a Heath Bell Taco Bell explosion upon the commodes of all the teams that picked him up.

      I’ll buy the first (12) gordita!

  192. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Here’s kind of a strange one – before hitting the DL earlier this week Jake Westbrook hadn’t allowed a single HR through 39.0 innings. Any idea what the record is for SP for innings straight without a HR (I’m just going to assume Rivera holds it if we’re including RP)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea, let me know when you find out…

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @BrewFreeOrDie: Consecutive innings pitched without allowing a home run (modern era)

      269.1 – Greg Minton, San Francisco Giants – June 1, 1979 through May 1, 1982

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice work, Vin!

        • BrewFreeOrDie says:
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          @Grey: Damn, he beat me while I was putting on my aviator goggles and labcoat and heading down to the dungeon to do research.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

  193. B.o.B says:
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    You like Cobb tonight vs. Boston? SON has it at $11.8, I think that’s a little high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like that start for him…

  194. John says:
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    My Ellsbury and Janssen for his Bumgarner seems like I’m getting a good deal. Ellsbury hasn’t had any power in a while and seems over rated. I can get Pierre off WW. Zips ROS:

    Ellsbury: 47/8/37/.277/20
    Pierre: 51/1/24/.277/28

    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a fair trade, depends on needs… Pierre and Ellsbury aren’t close…

      • John says:
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        @Grey: I know Ellsbury > Pierre, but do you not agree with Zips?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My projections are in my rankings…

          • John says:
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            @Grey: I thought you may have changed your projection ROS with JE only having only 1 HR and 13 RBI’s through 1/4 of the season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah… He could hit 5 homers next week and be back on pace… Juan Pierre couldn’t hit 5 homers in a week if he batted from 2nd…

              • Frank Grimes says:
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                @Grey: haha

              • Dave says:
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                Haha, while I totally agree with your sentiment I find it hilarious that literally as I was reading it Pierre hit a HR (granted it only went 340).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  195. Hondo says:
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    I need a beer after trading Harvey for Price Tuesday.Actually,I need morphine but needles scare me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll be all right, sounds like he’ll only miss 3 starts…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:
        My 3 DL spots have Madson,Beachy and Reyes.

        I guess I have to let him ride the bench for a few weeks.

        I blew off saves and drafted Kenley as a possible playoff closer and was hoping for the same from Madson,but I guess Madson’s the drop if I decide to stream,correctomundo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  196. exactly says:
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    Grey, a guy in my points league wants to do a 2-1 with me getting the 2 so he can free up a roster space for a guy off DL. Would you trade Gordon for Kemp/Zobrist and dump Uggla? Or just ride Gordon all year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d make that trade

  197. Ron says:
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    This is a follow-up to an earlier trade question.

    Give: Cano and Rollins
    for
    Get: Holliday, Gordon and Henderson

    Would you do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  198. Prezii says:
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    “It go, Halle Berry…. Or Hallelejuh… Pick your poison, tell me watchya doin…”

    Or somethin like that.. feelin that one, grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it that Growing Pains dad’s kid? I love Blurred Lines, best song of the year…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: Money Trees! Im not a big fan of the Thickester… Song isnt too bad tho,i guess..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Song is the bomb, yo…

  199. gareth says:
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    Is street, gardner and jaime garcia a fair offer for sherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair enough

  200. 3dollarcraps says:
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    Good afternoon Grey. Couple questions for you.
    Points league.

    A) Drop T Hudson for K Kendrick?

    B) Rank ROS: J Lowrie, Z Cozart, A Simmons, J Hardy

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. You did, more or less…

  201. MB says:
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    Who would you trade Grandy for first, Zimmerman or Trumbo? need 3b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  202. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey buddy… I got Belt as an extra but I’m never gonna use him this week cause there’s nobody to bench that worse then him.. Anyway I was looking at the odds for Jeff Francis to pitch on Sunday against Zito and it looks really good. would u drop belt to grab Francis cause I have no pitchers going that day and my opponent has 2 pitchers going and it’s a close game fighting to the end.. 10 team h2h points league. What u think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        So what do I do with Belt when I got a stacked lineup? Keep him for just in case.. He’s not gonna add any points this week compared to a pitcher that might.. Is it that u don’t like the pitcher that night or just don’t like dropping Belt?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose him, I wouldn’t lose him for Francis…

  203. Boomer19 says:
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    Price or Hamels for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

    • Wake Up says:
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      @SteveNZ: random…Have you ever seen the Haka in person, live?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Wake Up: I haven’t faced it, if that’s what you mean, but I’ve been at an All Blacks game when they’ve done it.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @SteveNZ: that’s great…I’d love to see it one day…I think it’s awesome!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Wake Up: Yeah, it’s cool at the stadium, but it’s almost better on TV, as the sound is better and you get to see the players’ expressions which is a big part of it. It’s pretty stirring stuff, to be sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      R.A. Dickey is at half mast in honor.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oops. Just became aware of the circumstances of his death. Sad. Jokes about the name could have waited a day or two…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t even want to know…

  204. Kid A says:
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    Who wins?

    A) Kinsler, Ellsbury

    B) Mccutchen, Zobrist

    I’m thinking B wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, B

  205. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    On the same team I had Hughes, Price and Ogando pitch last night.
    I cut Hughes before he reached the dugout with 2 out in the first inning yesterday, Price left early and is now on the DL. Ogando while he pitched well, is also on the DL!

    I’ve got Darvish going tonight.

    No whammies, no whammies…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  206. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Give Marte/Kyle Kendrick for Scherzer?

    The other trade from before was give Marte/Frazier/Lohse/Veras for Panda/Gallardo/Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Scherzer…

  207. SpecialFNK says:
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    Yasmani Grandal is eligible to return May 28.
    do you see him being the regular in SD?
    if he is the starter, who is better going forward. Grandal or Salvador Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  208. Fister Furbush says:
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    Frieri
    Or
    Andrew Bailey next week?

    Or do I stArt Gio @ SF vs BumG over both of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  209. TOFU STRANGLER says:
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    How do you feel tonight about starting Jose Fernandez vs Cincy

    and Cain at Colorado?

    thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both…

  210. JTR says:
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    Hey Grey, need runs and average in standard Roto. If I deal Frazier and Rizzo for Alex Gordon do I win? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  211. Kevin says:
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    I hate Espinosa and have Walker coming back from the DL. Drop Espinosa? Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  212. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    Good evening Mr. Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario,

    16-team H2H non-keeper 6×6 (OBP, QS)
    Looking to trade for Zobrist, the team wants a SP.

    1) Do you think it’s worth it to offer Grienke or Medlen for Zobrist?
    2) Do you think my pitching staff can handle losing Grienke or Medlen?

    My team:
    C- Salty
    1B- Butler
    2B- Altuve
    3B- Sandoval
    SS- Espinosa
    OFx3- J-Upton, Harper, Marte
    UTILx2- Frazier, Ichiro
    BN- Brendon Crawford (picked him up because of Alutve’s injury)

    SP- Verlander, Greinke, Medlen, Niese, Griffin, Tillman, Jose Fernandez, Villanueva, Leake, Gee,
    RP- Street, Janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Evening… 1) Medlen 2) Should be fine

  213. Tim says:
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    Should I drop tazawa for bailey ASAP?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  214. Gavin says:
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    Josh Hamilton or Aramis/Cain….Aramis/Marte?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Gavin: That’s Sugar Cain. Sorry.

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Gavin: Whoops, different computer. My secret/real name got out.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Evil Grey:

          ha ha .

          Grey’s real name is also Gavin .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cain if you need pitching…

  215. MasterofGrond says:
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    Saw Cahill is pitching at SEC Field tomorrow and got excited for my pitching stats, but then I noticed MadBum is at Coors…

    Man, I love fantasy baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  216. bash says:
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    Grey

    Are we buying low on hamels or is he done ? Keeper league should I offer hanram for him and pray ? Thanks

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @bash: I refuse to believe he’s done. If he’s hurt, he’ll DL and be fine when he returns or he’ll get his shit together. He’s been too good to suck all of a sudden. At least that’s what I’m hoping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not buying low…

  217. SteveNZ says:
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    Hang your head, Mat Latos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That bad huh?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Gave up a homer to Pierre.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Gotcha…

        • MasterofGrond says:
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          @SteveNZ: welp

    • JoeC says:
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      @SteveNZ: Sacre Bleu!

  218. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Just traded Marte for Cliff Lee to help replace Price. My other OFs are McCutch, Kemp, and Cruz. How’d I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  219. Drew says:
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    Grey: intoxicated and need your help. 6×6 OPS and holds was offered Hamels and Uggla for Peavy, Rutldge Wilhelmsen. If I trade still have 5 closers and Asdrubal as my replacement SS. Uggla one of my 3s UTIL. Pull the trigger to buy Hamels before Peavy gets hurt? Bailey coming off DL to fill empty slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  220. birrrdy! says:
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    @Grey, was offered Z.Wheeler, Estrada, Garza (DL), Gattis for Bumgarner, Garland and R.Martin.

    Thoughts?

    League is a 5×5 10 team NL-only keeper with 1C (13 hitters) and 10 pitchers per team and a DL. Hard to give up Bumgarner in a keeper league, and I’m currently in first so don’t want to screw up. Could use some pitching help. Could also remove the Martin/Gattis component if you think I’m losing on that portion. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the Wheeler side and remove the Martin/Gattis portion…

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I have a soft spot for Gattis, so I switched out Martin and put in Blanks leaving it:

        Bumgarner/Garland/Blanks for Wheeler/Estrada/Garza(DL)/Gattis

        I was trying to get Jose Fernandez in the deal, but he wouldn’t budge with that guy and offered up Garza instead. After I crunched your preseason predictions, I think this may have actually been an improvement over Fernandez who will likely be on an innings limit and could get roofied at any time perhaps.

        thanks again for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  221. David says:
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    Do you think Fowler for JJ Hardy is fair or can I get more for Fowler? Maybe another OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More

  222. Evil Grey says:
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    Need pop and eyeing Freeman before he gets going. Altuve/Hamels fair? Not enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plenty fair… Could go either way, but I’d take Freeman…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

  223. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey,

    Was just offered Crawford and Papelbon for the McCutchen. I don’t think I need that much power on my team but how does this look in correlation with my team?
    C: Montero
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Zobrist
    3B: Longo
    SS: Andrus
    OF: Beltran, Cutch, Pence
    Util: A Gone
    Bench: V.Wells

    My Closers: Holland, Nathan, and the Tazawa from Boston.

    I can counter with McCann and Crawford for Cutch or is this one good enough? I love me some SAGNOF that’s why I wanted Pap smear. but I’m just not sure about this. Thanks and BnY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCutchen… Can try and counter, if you like…First deal looks fine though…

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Grey: I’d be the one getting rid of Cutch and getting Crawford and Papelbon. Or does McCann and Crawford look better. Either way, you still my side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want McCutchen in both…

          • Trevor

            tggq21 says:
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            @Grey thank ya.

            • Trevor

              tggq21 says:
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              @tggq21: How about McCann, Kinsler, and Papelbon for Zobrist and Cutch. Which side now?

              • Trevor

                tggq21 says:
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                @tggq21: ignore double post.

  224. Cash 4 Goldschmidt says:
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    I give Fowler, Lucroy, and G. Holland for JJ Hardy, Venable, Ogando, and Doumit.

    Good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Cash 4 Goldschmidt says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for the advice.

  225. Cash 4 Goldschmidt says:
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    Thanks for the advice.

  226. nightpandas says:
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    Mclouth on waivers….like him over Hughes, Ozuna or Gausman? keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Misinterpreting head first slide

  227. cubbies299 says:
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    I’m in a competitive NL only league where closers tend to go for lots of $$. I got offered De La Rosa for League. Is it worth the shot that he stays on as closer? I know he probably has a better chance of losing the job than keeping it, but if he keeps it, worth a lot to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him…

  228. SteveNZ says:
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    This time, Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Something

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Better than nothing, as Moreland grounds out…

        Hoping for a Chacin meltdown today. Bastard shat on my ratios often enough in the past. Time for him to do it to my opponent…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have him going in my NL-Only but as long as he gets some IP it doesn’t matter…

  229. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    How about getting McCann, Kinsler, and Papelbon and giving Zobrist and Cutch. Which side now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen, but it’s closer… I don’t see what you’re trying to do… Get Wells into your lineup or Zobrist out?

      • Trevor

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        @Grey: I guess I’m trying to get Jesus and Zobrist out and Kinsler and McCann in. Is it not needed?

        • Trevor

          tggq21 says:
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          @tggq21: Also, with a side of Sagnof

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not needed…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or not going about it that way…

  230. Montero.is.Spanish.for.Moustakas says:
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    In a 16 team league, I’m looking for an upgrade to my offense. I have Grilli and JJohnson as my two relievers with Rosenthal on the bench (saves/holds count as the same in this league). I was wondering which players I should target or would bring the most value for either of these closers. I need HR, RBI and Runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not going to get much with closers if Holds count the same… Can try for a Reynolds type that someone may not believe in… Maybe buy low on LaRoche or Willingham….

  231. Wilsonian says:
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    Still like McCann over JP or other way around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, but they’re catchers… Could flip a coin…

  232. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    got another stellar offer…I give Samardjza and get Gyorko and a case of sore anus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: just got a new flavor and some smaller wick tanks, my new flavor is called Honey Do by Uncle Junk’s it’s a 70/30, real smooth

        Speaking of Uncle Junk, it sounded like a glossary term for an old crafty veteran that rely’s on his garbage pitches that still fools batters…..dammnit, I think I bought it because it reminded me of a glossary term and not for it’s quality *puffs*…nope, it’s still good….. get out of my head,get into my car…OK now I’m going all Billy Ocean in here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I like that term…. Honey Do sounds promising too… I’m puffing on some Gummi Bear right now, love me some sweet flavors…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I tried Gummy Bear today, it was good, but I liked the Honey Do better. I had this coffee one that really tasted like coffee, but don’t think I could puff on that all the time

            Uncle Junk could also be the name you give that uncle who still thinks it’s cool to wear cutoffs and when he sits down everyone gets to see his…….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That is Uncle Junk, and I have him in my family… Where do you go to try vape?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: Vape Station in West Covina or Vapour Lounge in Rancho Cucamonga. Coincidently the Vapour Lounge is across the street from where the Quakes play….

                My buddy’s mom use to rent a room to Uncle Junk. And he always had his friends around who were like a roving band of semi nudes, the complete opposite of never nudes, but in the exact same shorts *cringes in flashback*

                • Grey

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                  Okay, I think we’re related cause that’s my uncle too… Jean shorts that were frayed? Yup! Maybe I’ll hit those places when I’m in the area, I like to get a little variety….

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’m already planning a valley trip to see luis…Is there a secret handshake?

                    And then on to Orange County where they are everywhere.

                    I wonder if there is an app like weed maps for vape stores, if you didn’t know, weed maps was where to find dispensaries and they would list menus on there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, there should be… I’d download that shizz… And I download next to nothing… I’m like an old person scared of technology… Just make sure Luis is there… Also, I’d just order Green Pea Tea from Rawr online, cause they are always sold out…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I never order stuff online, I have no paypal and never use my cards online, why do you think I have never ordered “who is grey albright”, can I just send you a check with blood in blood out?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… Gotcha… Well, you wanna call ahead to Luis then and make sure they have some fo the Green Pear Tea…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’m on Rawr right now, what blend do you go 50/50 or 70/30 or 100%

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      70/30…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: is that 70 PG 30 VG or 70 VG 30PG

                    also my buddy told me a bout this video store that sells vape in west covina and I was on the Virgin Vapor website and they list them as a vendor. thats hilarious to me

  233. SteveNZ says:
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    Slam and Legs for Snider…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would’ve been a nice batty call…