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Yasiel Puig was scratched yesterday with a strained shoulder, suffering the injury during batting practice.  Look at him, making himself feel right at home with the Dodgers.  Next thing you know, he’s going to say Brandon League is their best reliever, run at 40% and leave before the eighth inning to beat the traffic.  Let’s recap quickly, Puig took a fastball off his nose, wiped blood from his face and took first base.  Then The Cuban did an interpretative dance with Kennedy’s whole team that he called “The Bay of Puig.”  Finally, the next day, he hurts himself in batting practice.  It’s like when Jean-Claude Van Damme beat the crap out of 47 bad guys, but stopped production on Timecop because the production assistant forget to bring his hair gel to set.  “Van Damme be Van Damned if his hair isn’t coifed.”  As of right now, there’s no word on how long Puig will be out, but hopefully this Puiggy doesn’t go wee, wee, wee all the way home.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hanley Ramirez – Ran the bases yesterday prior to the game.  Did the whole youth organization do it too or just Hanley?

Marco Scutaro – Diagnosed with ‘mallet finger’ but thinks he can play through it.  For that I give him “Hammer finger,” which is the 2 Legit 2 Quit finger sign.

Pablo Sandoval – Bochy said, “With the two weeks off, that will be a priority for Pablo, to try and shed a few pounds.”  Then went on to say, “We can ham and egg this until Pablo gets back.”  Talk about rubbing it in his face what he’s missing.

Angel Pagan – Won’t return when eligible.  He also has the weight problem of a Angel on one shoulder and a Pagan on the other.

Barry Zito – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Baked Zito.

Joaquin Arias – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs as he fills in for Pablo.  He could potentially be the worst everyday infielder right now, but he has back-to-back games with two hits and has lots of speed.  If you’re dying in an NL-Only league, I could see the flyer.

Tony Abreu – 3-for-5, 3 runs.  Okay, maybe he’s the worst starting position player.  Abreu is playing for Scutaro and has some speed (less than Arias) and very little pop.  Well, a very chunky pop, if his dad is Bobby.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, but Valverde blew the win for him.  Betcha Verlander’d opt for Kate Upton to finish him off.  I’d hold Benoit, but Leyland has a special place in his heart for Poopie Grande.  I don’t think a change is imminent.

Prince Fielder – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he hits .286.  Prince must’ve felt at home facing the Royals.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He has 1 home run on the year.  Should he go by Eric S.?  Or Eric Homer?

James Shields – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.79 ERA on the year.  He looks remarkably similar to the pitcher he was on the Rays, which was a low-end number one, high number two fantasy starter.  Mea culpa on that, I thought for sure he’d fall off in his new environs.  Mea culpa on using the douchey word environs, too.

Wilson Ramos – Won’t return until after the All-Star Break after having a setback.  His sister, Carnie Wilson Ramos, has seen more play in the last two years.

Danny Espinosa – Will start his rehab assignment on Thursday.  That should make his broken wrist feel super.  I’m gonna go out on a pretty sturdy limb and say we don’t see Espinosa until September.

Grady Sizemore – Twins have expressed interest in him.  The economically-minded Twins think he could make a fine addition and look forward to reusing old media guide articles about Gardy leading them to victory without much editing.

Clete Thomas – 4-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he took over for the injured Aaron Hicks.  He’s the reason why the Twins are even considering Sizemore, so that should give you some idea of Clete.  He’s got a real baseballsy name, I tell ya!  And that’s probably why he’s languished in the minors for 7 years rather than hanging up the spikes.  I’m not talking about his brother.

Oswaldo Arcia – 3-for-4, 3 runs.  Could be the start of a little hot schmotato action.  Bit early to say for sure, but I’ll be watching him like a cyclops with a monocle.

Cody Ross – 4-for-7, 2 runs.  If you’re following along at home, he’s getting hot.  If you’re following along at someone else’s home, get your feet off the furniture.

Miguel Montero – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Someone’s decided to finally start the 2013 season.  Nice of you to join us.  Catcher questions commence in 3, 2, 1…

Eric Young – Designated for assignment.  That assignment is to go to a club that appreciates him.  Walt Weiss didn’t like his defense, or maybe he’s just trying to build a terrific Triple-A team.  Weiss, you play in Coors, stop with the defense!

Tyler Colvin – 0-for-3.  So, the good news with Young being sent down is now Colvin can take on the role of backing up all outfielders and Helton, which will mean a boost of about a game per week.  So, if he was at 3 starts per week, he’s now at four.  I did that math in my head.  I’d definitely grab Colvin now in mixed leagues if you need power, but he’s still a fifth outfielder that you’re gonna need to fill in for when the Rockies bench him.

Justin Smoak – Will start a rehab assignment on Thursday.  If all goes well, he should return to sucking in the majors by next week.

Tom Wilhelmsen – 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Guess what I did before the game even ended?  Grabbed Carter Capps.  You should do that before you even finish this– Too late!

Jeremy Bonderman – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Stupid prospblock!

Jordan Lyles – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Whoa.  Where did that come from?  Yes, it was in Safeco, but 10 Ks makes Little Grey dream of Jessica Alba in an unintended-for-public selfie.  He also hasn’t given up more than 2 runs in his last five starts.  He gets the Brewers and Cubs in his next two starts, and I could actually see trying him there.  Not in all leagues, but in a whole lot more than I would’ve thought yesterday.

Carlos Gomez – 4-for-5, 3 runs and 3 RBIs.  Theory!  With the fuzz breathing down his neck, Braun has started playing in Gomez’s jersey.

Alfredo Figaro – 7 IP, o ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  The Barber of South Beach trimmed the Marlins while screaming his last name multiple times.  This was also a Stream-o-Nator special that people weren’t believing.  SON, “Why doesn’t anyone trust me?”  Cause you smell like Lysol.  *SON lowers head and walks away*

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.   Looked incredible,  incredible, HOMER, incredible, incredible, HOMER.   Such a Dr. JeKyll-Mr. Hidey-Hidey-Homer.

Allen Craig – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer and 2nd in as many games.  About time his power kicked in, was beginning to think we’d get a new Craig Mack album first.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Without any actual research done, I’m gonna guess this is the first time he’s had more than one RBI in a game.  BTW, during this game, Gary Cohen, who I like, was talking about how Duda caught some flak for taking grounders at first prior to the game.  See, that is his natural position, but the Mets want to be clear they have a first baseman.  Huh?  Who?  Daniel Murphy?  Because Murphy made a key error the other day that cost the Mess a game?  Do they mean Ike Davis?  The guy standing five feet from the urinal?  I’d say I’m flabbergasted, but, look at me, I’m skinny.  It never stopped me from getting busy.

David Wright – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, which ties him with Marlon Byrd.  Um, yeah, well.

Dillon Gee – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Now has 3 straight solid starts.  Maybe this is the Gee that Sky saw when he labeled him a sleeper.  BTW, Sky’s started rolling out early 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings and he’d want you to go there and peep that.  Not those Easter marshmallow bunnies.

Starling Marte – 4-for-5, 4 runs and 2 steals (19 and 20).  Drop the -ling he’s a full-grown star now.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Wake me when he has 15 homers.  Actually, don’t.  I don’t care.

Clay Buchholz – Could be pushed back to Tuesday after having lingering soreness while playing catch.  It was going fine when he suddenly announced, “The Buchholz stops here.”

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-3, 1 run and 2 steals (28th and 29th).  40 steals by the All-Star Break would tingle my Ellsberries.

Alfredo Aceves – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  It’s a renaissance for the name Alfredo, huh?  Alfredo Figaro, Alfredo Aceves, Alfredo Jettuccine… A lot of people were watching Hombre Murcielago on Univision with Miguel Keaton.  Any hoo!  ‘fredo betrays his family name since he’s not an ace.

Daniel Nava – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.   Might be having the best quiet season of anyone.  I will call him The Librarian.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-3 with his 13th homer.  23 more!  (It’ll be fun in September when I start saying, “2 less!”)

Chris Archer – 4 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He looked a lot like Moore in that his stuff is so nasty he doesn’t even know where it’s going half the time.  He gets the Red Sox and Yankees next so it’s still wait and see.

Dan Straily – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Yanks.  Four of his last five starts have been impressive.  I’d absolutely grab him, but I wouldn’t start him in his next start vs. the Rangers.  So, grab him now, and bench him for one start or wait until after his next start.  The choice is yours.  Pick him up, pick him up, pick him up, back on the scene!

Brandon Moss – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers.  He now has four homers in his last four starts.  Unfortch, he’s only started four of the last 7 games.  If you can platoon him, he can hit you homers.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA is at 5.24.  Not a good year to have one Hammel, but it’s only been a slightly better year to have more than one.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Is it weird when I watched him homer that I was thinking of combining my teenage love of the Miami Dolphins and Adam Jones and picturing myself in the stands at Camden with a sign that read, “AJ Do Me In A Mud Bowl?”

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Well, we’ll (Stutterer!) always have the thought that someone will reach way too high for him in next year’s draft.

Hank Conger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer as he bats .269.  I could understand if The Sciosciapath was going with the better defensive catcher, but it’s beyond me why Iannetta plays over the better-with-the-bat Conger.  Can we get the chant started, “Go Conger and forget “from hunger?”  No?  Okay.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Obviously this ground has been covered by me and others, but he looks terrible.  Roy Hobbs in slow motion and a bleeding stomach got around the bases faster than Pujols on his home run trot.  If you’re not trying to trade him, you haven’t seen him try to move around the bases.

Erick Aybar – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs out of the nine hole.  He should be batting in the two-hole over ‘What the Shuck,’ and after yesterday’s game I think WTS or Bourjos are moved down.  If not, aw Shuck.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Lower your computer volume.  YAY, BABY!  Okay, you can put your volume up again.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His ERA is at 2.76, but his xFIP says he’s been a bit lucky.  He has with men left on base.  Nothing terrible.  His K-rate is just barely above bad, but his walk rate is great.  He’s been a solid #4 to 5 fantasy starter, and looks like he can continue to be no matter the match-up.  Also, Leake would make a great reliever for the Blue Jays rotation of Dickey, Johnson and Wang.

Travis Wood - 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Since I just did a Wiki on Leake, I’ll say Wood is not quite the pitcher Leake is.  His walks are a bit too high and he’s been extremely lucky.  Not saying to drop him outright, but he will regress.  Wood could do well in Toronto too, if he had a lot of early run support, and long, sensual back massages.

Nate Schierholtz – 1-for-3, homer.  One of the first things I do after seeing a random guy hit a homer is to see what the Hitter-Tron said he’d do.  Nate has some negative numbers for most of this week, but yesterday he was at $8.4.  Nice call, Hitter-Tron, now stop humping my microwave.

Luke Gregerson – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and Nick Vincent got the save.  Who?  Doesn’t matter.  Street’s returning.  Hey, we had some good times with Gregerson, we had a lot more bad times and now let’s say goodbye.  Don’t forget to write!

Jaff Decker – The Padres called them up because they like to shake that Jaffy taffy, shake that, Jaffy taffy!  Okay, lost it there for a second.  Decker was once a solid prospect, then he started hanging with the Padres number one prospect, Nadir Bupkis, and it all went to gone.  He’s got some pop and speed, but will strike out a lot, and may not see everyday ABs.  I’d look at him in NL-Only leagues, but everyone else can hold tight for now.

Mike Aviles – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Hasn’t done a whole lot since he got the starting job…until now!  You like that after ellipsis.  It surprises you.  You like surprises.  Come here, let me pinch your cheeks.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  He’s really turned the corner from ‘terrible’ to ‘not terrible but still not good.’

Ross Ohlendorf – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  If you started The Dorf in Coors, how do you get your pants on in the morning?  Do you need a tailor to sew them on you?  Do you just wear sweatpants?  I got questions, y’all!

Jurickson Profar – 3-for-5.  Ian Kinsler announced, with Don King by his side, that he would be back at the beginning of next week.  Kinsler said it through rhyme and even whooped his fist.  The Rangers are saying Profar might stay around to be a utilityman.  On one hand, that helps him keep some value in daily leagues.  On the other hand, in most daily leagues you can probably find someone else to shuffle in and out of your lineup.  On the third hand that is actually Hamburger Helper, nothing’s been decided yet on Profar.

Matt Harrison – Will return in September.  I preferred the record, Dancing in September.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  If he has 20 homers by the All-Star Break and I hear one person complain about him in the comments, I’m closing shop and moving to Kuala Lumpur.  And the person who complains about him will have to pay for the plane ticket.  And lodging.  And a male escort for my Cougar.  You’ve been warned!

Jason Heyward – 2-for-5.  He’s raised his average 69 points since I told you Heyward Jabuyme on May 31st.  I should have a mustache on every one of my fingers.  That’s how glorious things are that they type.

Paul Maholm – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  In Petco?  Why don’t you just tear my Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card in thirds and give me back Jeff Schneider and Bob Bonner?

  1. Birdmann says:
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    Who is the better DL stash Pinada, Lawrie, Adam E. I have all three like to drop one to pick someone up. My format has two DL spots. I have Manny M at third can/should I drop Lawrie or hold. I am in third.

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Birdmann: I need offense pitching is fine

      • Marqo says:
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        You have Machado at 3rd. Pineda is a SP.
        What are you thinking about? Go with Eaton!

      • chunk says:
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        @Birdmann: Lose pineda if you don’t need pitching

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdmann: I think Lawrie has the most upside I’d stash him.

  2. Marqo says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Can you please rank the following SPs for the future.
    Fernandez, Cingrani, Straily, Wacha, Pineda.

    JoFer > Cingrani > Wacha seems obvious to me but I don’t know what to do with the other two guys…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Marqo: Future as in career wise? I like your rankings, out Straily in front of Wacha and Pineda at the back I need to see it first, he used to be such a fireballer the shoulder injury will take speed off it

  3. gareth says:
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    Never boring with puig. Historic week followed by brawl involvement, probable suspension and then scratched with an injury the next day. Yet he still comes on and bats .1000 and scores a run on the day hes scratched.

    Phew.

    trade him. Sit him. Start him. I really don’t know anymore. I am just very entertained.

    Who knows what’s next in this puig story……………

    • Al Bundy says:
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      @gareth: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others?

      • The Strolg says:
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        The creatures outside looked from puig to man, and from man to puig, and from puig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gareth: Are you not entertained!? (But in Spanish). Definitely a start if you can check your team late and have someone to slot in during the late games if scratched

      • gareth says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m in a weekly league so was weighing up what to do with puig when I set the rosters sunday. I’d be starting either swisher or gardner over him if he’s hurting or suspended.

  4. ferris says:
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    12 team mixed

    wilhelmsen — drop or hold?

    now that teheran, hudson and malholm have all had weak starts over the past 3 games, which braves starter will get beachy-slapped? please don’t say medlen :-)

    • chunk says:
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      @ferris: For who? Don’t drop him for nothing. He’s not not the closer yet…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @chunk: not only that, but even when a lot of these guys lose the job, they often get it back. It just means that grabbing capps if you have room is a solid idea, more so if you are a wilhelmsen owner, which as of yesterday (through trade made like 6 days ago) i am. Also, grey, I’ve already stopped bitching about Upton when he actually hit an extra base hit, a double 2 days ago. it was that whole 25 or so days of NONE of them, with the 44% K rate that was f’ing with me. He was starting to become, like death and taxes, the 2 true outcomes hitter (walks and K’s only).

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @ferris: @goodfold2: death and taxes… Like that for hr/k guys like Adan Dunn…. I tnk you hold Wilhelsom. Teheran to minors or bullpen

  5. Matthew says:
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    Puig did get a PInch hit hit after playing the OF for an inning. hah. It seems minor, but we’ll see.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Makes me think he’s fine for the next game

  6. Matthew says:
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    Anthony Redon or Omar Infante as everyday 2B until I trade for one?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Rendon

      • Matthew says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ty!!

  7. Bet Twice says:
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    A schmohawk in my shallow league dropped Street when he went on the DL. Should I drop Wilhelmsen and pick up Street?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bet Twice: I’d hold Wilhelmson

  8. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    what’s the chance that when/if bartender loses his job that it’s a capps/furbursh/median/perez committee closer F? that would seriously suck.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Fairly good chance, then if that happens a month of committee then Capps emerges but I’m still holding bartender

  9. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    medina, not median, eh who cares.

  10. Sea says:
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    Kuala Lumpur is relatively close to Australia, get your cougar fix and come hang out here after. or before..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sea: Nice, see you there!

  11. One Man Crusade says:
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    Kelly Johnson or Beckham at 2b? I rode the Mark Reynold/Kelly Johnson wave while it lasted, but I feel it is finished.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @One Man Crusade: It’ll come back. That’s how they roll. Johnson.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @One Man Crusade: Yea I hear ya there, I’m sticking with Kelly tho

      • One Man Crusade says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks guys.

  12. Jamiehov says:
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    I hope you’re right about Espinosa. Post Rutledge, went from Gyorko – Profar and now Rendon since he just gained 2b eligibility. If the RZO rushes Espinosa ill be pretty pissed

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jamiehov: Yea he shoulda started the year in the DL instead of playing through this.

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Nats injury management!

  13. Benny says:
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    Has there been any news on when Stephen Pryor will be back? I know his rehab has been slow but he’s eligible to come back from the DL in a couple days. Think he’ll be up before the end of the month? Long term, he’s gotta be the guy they want in the 9th right?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Benny: I think so but probably not until 2014. Think a committee of what they got and Capps gets some shots 2nd half

  14. Topazmagee says:
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    Lucroy or Aj pierzin???

  15. Dave says:
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    ROS JP or Montero?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave: JP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: You can switch it up if you like…

  16. Birdog says:
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    Pork shoulder. Pulled Puig. You’re making me hungry!

    Trade away Samardjiza and Leake for Cliff Lee? (12 team yahoo standard redraft)

    Hold Garza or drop for Arroyo, Cole, Gee?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: Lke the trade, then hold Garza

  17. Clint says:
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    Which pitcher would you target in a trade? Strasburg, Cain, or Matt Moore? Think I may be able to get either of the latter 2 on the cheap given their struggles while Strasburg will depend on whether the owner’s leery of the injury factors.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Clint: Exactly

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clint: If I could get any if those guys Id obviously want Strasburg and pay the extra premium for him

  18. EK says:
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    H2H pts:

    Marte or Cruz?

    Rank:
    Gee
    Porcello
    Santiago

    What type SP do you think you could get for Braun right now?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @EK: Depends on needs. Marte for speed, yada yada

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: What Cram said, I think ROS Marte is a tad safer as Crus gets hurt all the time and can’t take HGH anymore. I keed! Porcello Santiago Gee. literally any SP for Braun, it’s a fair trade

  19. Piranhaman says:
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    hi Grey. great job!

    now i’m considering to grab Bartolo Colon and Tyler Colvin but i have no room for them.

    Colon could be my part-timer because he will face SEA twice next week. i need him for just a week.

    and i’ve monitoring Colvin’s status since April, so i hope i can take him.

    if you were me, where would you land them? (or ignore them?)

    here’s 10 teamer roster.

    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Hill (DL – just waiting for his return since 2 days ago.)
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Zobrist
    IF – Ortiz
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Ellsbury
    OF – Gordon
    OF – Rasmus
    UT – LaRoche
    UT – Lind
    BN – Frazier
    BN – Lo Cain
    BN – Crisp
    BN – Kemp (DL)
    DL – Moreland
    DL – Ass Cab

    SP – Cain
    SP – Latos
    RP – Grilli
    RP – Wilhelmsen
    RP – Janssen
    P – Samardzija
    P – Minor
    P – Medlen
    BN – Greinke
    BN – Cobb
    DL – Beachy

    * if i should drop someone or two, they are among Lo Cain, Rasmus, LaRoche, Moreland, and Ass Cab. but all of them have been very good since i picked them up. so it’s very hard to choose.

    * let me see whether i should grab Colon, Colvin or both of them/ just holding my guys.

    thanks. :)

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Piranhaman: C’mon you’re not rostering Colvin in a 10-teamer, let alone starting him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Piranhaman: Colon is a solid streamer, lose Moreland and slot Kemp to the DL, ignore Colvin

  20. Mitch says:
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    Haven’t heard anyone talk much about JJ Putz coming back soon. With Bell giving up HR in back to back games I would think Putz is a good stash, right? He was awful earlier this yr but doesn’t he get the 9th back when he returns?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mitch: I don’t think right away at all. Bell has been more effective than JJ was, then there’s always reinjury concerns, If you have room Putz is a good stash tho for safety.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mitch: He also hasn’t blown any saves… Putz might not be back to closing for a month or so…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: putz still def worth grabbing for anybody with saves need and either DL room or room and also league/wilhelmsen owner.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: esp to beat the bell owner to it.

  21. giant-eer says:
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    RAZZBALL
    1000 degrees
    You’ll be on your knees
    And you’ll be burnin beggin please
    Brother freeze!

    GOT THE BRAND NEW FLAVA IN YA EAR!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @giant-eer: WORD!

    • giant-eer says:
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      Just flipped Puljos for J. Upton. Adrian Gonzo will play first.

      Good move or am I going to regret this?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @giant-eer: Good move

  22. Jason says:
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    Going to pickup Porcello but need to drop someone. Who would you rather keep over the weekend? Lind, Rendon or Salty. I’ve also got Kinsler coming back soon with Goldy & Prince already. I’m leaning toward Lind at the moment.

    • Tio says:
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      @Jason:

      Lind is hot… in the 4-game series with Texas he faces 3 righties and 1 lefty. One of the righties is Darvish – although Lind got 3 hits off him last week in a game. Expect Lind to sit on Sunday against Holland. I would drop Salty as I assume you have another catcher rostered.

      • Jason says:
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        I have Santana

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Yea I’d lose the salt

  23. Brady says:
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    Hey Grey, great post on bay of puig. Haha My pitching is very good with Scherzer, Harvey, bumgarner, Ryu, miller. My offense needs help, being in last place in steals, rbi and HR. A guy offeredme giGiancarlo for scherzer. I think this is a decent offer but still doesn’t help me in Roto league in speed. Let me know what you think about the deal. Thanks for the great and comical posts. Big fan!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brady: Thanks for reading! Yea I like that deal, no steals but helps the other two cats

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Brady:

      why not go after ellsbury , instead ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brady: Thanks! Agree with JB and Chata

  24. The Flayed Man says:
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    I’m in a 12 team dynasty roto. I have Castro and Reyes. I offered Reyes/Liriano for his Bruce and he countered with his JUpton for my Reyes/Locke. I had to scramble to make sure Upton didn’t have some season ending injury.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Flayed Man: Hah yea what an offer take it !

      • The Flayed Man says:
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        Oh I did. I couldn’t believe it. Thanks. I don’t think it is a bad trade for the other team. He had no SS. I was shocked he wanted to part with Upton over Bruce.

  25. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey – Thinking about doing a little fishin for pitchin. Who do you like – Detwiler or Westbrook (and I don’t mean in a weird way, ya know)?

  26. Riff Raff says:
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    ” Betcha Verlander’d opt for Kate Upton to finish him of”

    hahahsgfvkufbktdsbitscythvdhfdjktdjkgfvbhhhhhsdhsfhs!!!!!

  27. Thadeez says:
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    Top of the morning lads…

    Sorry to bring a Catcher question but… Is it time to drop McCann for Montero in a weekly lock h2h points league? McCann not playing everyday is hurting my mojo.. Montero looks prime to break out of the slump + not missing many games

    • Tio says:
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      @Thadeez:

      I wouldn’t…. I have McCann ranked as a top 7 Catcher the rest of the way. Montero is not even close.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Thadeez: Agree I’d stick with McCann not trusting Montero yet

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @EK: Gonna go on a limb and go Lucroy

    • Chris says:
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      @Thadeez: Montero looks prime to break out of slump? Really? Why’s that, cause he had four hits last night? I remember a few weeks ago when all the experts said that because he had a few multi-hit games he was “showing signs of life.” Then he went back to sucking again. I’m tired of waiting for this guy to turn his season around. Plus, Nieves is cutting into his PT now. I dropped Miguel for Jason Castro. Watch Montero put up doughnuts tomorrow with two K’s. He has been absolutely brutal this season. I’d rather have McCann anyway, even with the playing time issue.

      • Thadeez says:
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        No because he isn’t his bad and has been better since the first month of the season. My main beef is that McCann isn’t playing enough games on a weekly basis but I’m prepared to tough it out with him for a little bit longer. Thanks for the advice lads

  28. Blue says:
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    Rizzo is making me sad :(

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blue: Sorry man, nice K Bb ratio recently so he’s seeing the ball well lately. Think he’s fine

  29. Byron from Austin says:
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    good lawd, grey. dare i say this has been your funniest post [post with the most funnies] of the year? i also can’t wait for the ” __ less!” calls and what the fuck you pulled craig mack out.

    i suppose i should get a question in here, too- i gotta bench someone that i don’t wanna bench today. if it were you, and were already doing great in every cat, who would you sit out of this crew?:

    frazier vs samardjia (hot, homers in back to back games as you know)
    arenado vs detwiler (hitter-tron fav today, at home, vs lefty)
    lind vs darvish (hot, had 3 hits vs darvish last time out)
    martin’ vs rogers (2 hit game with a hr yesterday, at home, vs righty)

    guys that are def in the lineup are papi, gordon, choo, dom brown and mccutchen. thanks grey (or jb if he’s takin ?s today), and have a good one!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Byron from Austin: Yup it’s me this morning! I think I’m benching Martin

      • Byron from Austin says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        thanks jb! i’m kinda hopin either papi or mccutchen get rained out so i don’t have to choose.

        i think martin’ too, but he’s the only one out of that bunch that might steal me a bag, so it’s tough…

  30. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Leake as blue jays reliever…died laughing. This is appropriate for work yea? That promotion is def mine!!!

  31. Frank White says:
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    Sup Bro… Hey I have Castro at SS and waiting for Reyes. I have one guy on my bench and it’s Ozuna. Scince Castro is in such a bad slump, do you think I should drop Ozuna and pick up Jhonny Peralta?? I can play him at SS till castro comes around then put him on the bench for when I need him

    • Tio says:
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      @Frank White:

      Works for me. Peralta won’t keep it up… but while he is hot, he will always have guys on base ahead of him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Yup like that move

      • Frank White says:
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        So it’s not bad to drop Ozuna? Do you think he’ll keep up at this rate?

        • Tio says:
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          @Frank White:

          It is a question of team needs. Ozuna does you no good if you have better OFers ahead of him. Also – it will be hard for Ozuna to have a monster year on a bad Marlins offense.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: No I don’t, he’s solid, but Peralta is playing well at tougher tO find position here he’ll help you

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Frank White:

      peralta is one of the top ss’sin the majors this year .
      how is he available on the wire in any league ?

  32. Frank White says:
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    Also, Do you think Corbin is going downhill from here? I was wondering if I should trade Shelby or Corbin for Bautista?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank White: You can do that? The Joey Bats owner will hand him over for one of those?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Like either of those trades

      • Frank White says:
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        Which one would u rather get rid of, Corbin or Shelby??

        • Tio says:
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          @Frank White:

          Trade Corbin… and not close. Miller is a stud. All of the numbers pitching geeks love FIP, BABIP suggest regression coming with Corbin. I am not a big numbers guy but for evidence, look at his mediocre start against the Dodgers last night.

          • Frank White says:
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            If I get Bautista and since Reyes is coming back, that means I have to get rid of a player and bench one. I just picked up Peralta so I have one spot on my utility, Donaldson, Lind and Castro.. Nobody will give me an offer for Donaldson, Peralta or Lind so I have to try to trade Castro for a pitcher.. Everybody is rejecting for a top tier pitcher so would you trade him for a lower guy like, Wheeler, Bailey or Greg Holland??

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Frank White: Agree trade Corbin. Then probably Lind but it’ll be a while wait until it happens

  33. mauledbypandas says:
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    Bonderman can block whatever he wants if he puts in that line. Damn I love the smell of a good stream in the morning!

    • Tio says:
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      @mauledbypandas:

      Grey – is there a word in the glossary for a guy like Bonderman who comes back after 10 years off?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Tio: Casino Bus?

      • Serch says:
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        @Tio: Travolta? Mickey Rourke? Gilligan? Chuck Noland (Castaway)?

  34. Swaz says:
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    14 team H2H points league ROS: Reddick or K Morales?

    • Tio says:
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      @Swaz:

      I would say Morales at this point but if Reddick gets hot, I would endorse a switch.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Swaz: Yea gotta roll with Morales right now

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Swaz:

      kendryS has back issues and is on the dh to sitting slide right now .

  35. mauledbypandas says:
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    Also, two things

    1. I am not so sure Rangers at home is an automatic sit for opposing pitchers. The offense isn’t nearly as good as you would imagine. 9th in the AL in runs, but fairly decent in the other categories. Mainly, they don’t really create runs and they are not hitting the long ball.

    2. ” On the third hand that is actually Hamburger Helper” – that was hilarious

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Sorry, I meant they aren’t hitting the 3 run long ball

      • Tio says:
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        @mauledbypandas:

        Agreed… the offense is not the same without Kinsler and Moreland.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Not an automatic sit but for lower tier guys I err on the side if caution, but wished I had left Kluber in two nights ago!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mauledbypandas: 1. Gotcha, but Arlington worries me always 2. Thanks!

  36. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Which 2 you like ROS?
    Porcello, Leake, Straily, Milone

    • Tio says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

      I go with Milone #1 and Porcello #2… Leake is right there too… He has been really good the last 2 months. The edge to me is that Porcello gets to face mediocre offenses in the AL Central – Chicago, Cleveland, KC, Minn. Versus Leake in a hitter’s park has to face: STL, Pitt. He does counter that with Milwaukee & Chicago Cubs.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Tio: I’m not a believer in Porcello yet like every one else is. I’d like to see more.

        • Tio says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

          Believe brother… take a deep breath, you can do it.

          1. Detroit is the clear favorite in the AL central – great offense will score tons of runs… the only downside is the bullpen is suspect… love Grey’s reference to “Poopie Grande.”

          2. Porcello is only 24

          3. Take out his bad start he had in April and the numbers look much different.

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Tio: ‘Only 24′ doesn’t do anything for me. I’m not in a keeper and I’m not the GM of the Tigers. We’ll see what he does against Minny.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Byron from Austin: I can’t stream so easily. WW twice a week.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I know YOU LOVE Porcello. You’ve made that very clear since you started filling in during the a.m. ;) I need to take a poll.

  37. Tio says:
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    Grey – Did I miss a mention of Phil Hughes’ implosion at Oakland? He is a guy I have decided I can’t own because there is no rhyme or reason why he pitches well or poorly. If he got lit up by the good teams that is one thing, but the Mariners tagged him as did the A’s less-Cespedes and Crisp. I expected a better effort Phil.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tio: Yea he’s a guy I’ve never owned in the past few years and won’t touch.

    • JoeG says:
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      @Tio:
      Agree. I picked him up after last weeks great game. Just can’t trust him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Didn’t think a bad pitcher pitching poorly warranted mentioning…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Grey: Phil Hughes burn!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But for reals, he shouldn’t be owned if Porcello is available…

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Tio:

      As a yanks fan living it, it’s even worse to watch. Just have to steer clear, and have peace of mind (easier said than done, since I picked him up as a streamer as well).

      In mostly unrelated news, last night brandon moss homered off of both hughes and joba. Oh yanks’ pitching prospects, how amazing you are!

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Alky Sobrera:
        Former* pitching prospects obv. Guys were supposed to be aces, jokes.

  38. MPC says:
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    Grey, just wanted to say thanks for always taking time to acknowledge comments, it’s very helpful

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MPC: Thanks! Well I’m not Grey but answers will become Grey soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MPC: Ha, no problem

  39. I got Goldy for Moore and Howard. I don’t know what I’m more psyched about: Getting Sir Paul or finally ridding myself of the albatross that is the Big Piece of you-know-what.

    Albatross = my douchey word of the day.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: That trade was exquisite (my word)

    • Sherm says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Wow, that’s a great trade. Someone wanted not only Goldschmidt but also Choo if he gave me Verlander and Howard. No dice on that one.

      • @Sherm:

        Yeah what’s most amazing about it is that, in this league, it’s almost impossible to pull off trades. No one has the bawls to pull the trigger, and, being as this is FANTASY baseball and I want to have fun, I had to offer up preposterous deals where I seemingly got screwed.

        One of the early ones, where it looked like I got the shaft, actually turned out to maybe be the deal of the year.

        I got:
        CarGomez
        Pence

        He got:
        Bum arm Strasburg

        Maybe I still lose in the end but so far this year that’s a great deal for me.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sixto Lescano: Wow yea still like the. Pitcher side but Strasburgs injury has helped it out

  40. JohnnyBallGame says:
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    Guys great stuff as always.

    Wilhelmsen owner. Holding Vinnie Pestano as backup closer. Should I drop Pestano for Capps to protect Seatlle Saves? The tribe has been talking about shipping CP54 for years now. Will the drug thing keep Pestano in the role, or is Perez’s return imminent? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JohnnyBallGame: I think I hold pestano, I always lean to to the guys with current jobs

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i thought perez’s return was imminent.

  41. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    Alexei Ramirez is boring and I don’t think he is gonna keep stealing bases like this. Him or Nick Franklin ROS?

  42. Fish says:
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    Do you think Ike Davis can hit a urinal from 5 feet away or does he just flail back and forth figuring at least a little bit will reach the target?

    Someone install a Wrigley urinal trough in this man’s home!!! His maid is begging for one.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fish: Porbably not, he either gets it all in or misses everything! He’s gone have to fire that maid on a AAAer’s salary now…

  43. Atomic says:
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    Trade in 12 team mixed league w/OBP and 2B added: get Kemp for Marte and Latos?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Atomic: Yea I’d do that

  44. Allen says:
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    First year finding this site. Read everyday, love it.

    I need to trade a SP to get a bat. I am targeting Prince Fielder. Which one of these three would you rather trade to get Prince (or target someone else?)

    Harvey
    Wainwright
    King Felix

    I was thinking Harvey.

    Do you think I should ask for more than Prince for one of these guys?

    Thanks Fellas.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Allen: Def Harvey. I’d do that straight up for Fielder.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Allen: Thanks for reading! Grey is the man. Like Harvey for Prince too would be a great deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allen: Thanks! Agree with JB and Cram

    • Ryan says:
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      @Allen:
      Fielder owner is crazy to deal for any one of them. You should add players.

  45. Cheese says:
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    I was offered Aaron Hill and Cody Ross for Zobrist. I would drop either Franklin or Dietrich. Thoughts?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Cheese: Hold

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cheese: Like keeping Zorilla

  46. supra says:
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    Did you hear Rutledge is raking down there in AAA? 2 HRs and like 9 doubles…

    • JoeG says:
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      @supra:
      Who says? Do you have a link with that info?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @supra: Agree with others his offense didn’t send him down it was the D. Not in my fantasy radar unless NL or 20 team

      • supra says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The truth is that his offense was serviceable, while his D was poor. If he shows even a slight improvement on D, there is no way they are gonna hold him down in AAA for long with DJ Mathieu playing the role of automatic out.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @supra: Haha yea true I just don’t know when that’ll happen or how he’s doing defensively

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: He was hitting in Colorado too

  47. BluePulaski says:
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    I just traded Bell for Porcello…high-5s all around.

    I dropped Archer for Santiago.

    Pick up Straily over Santiago/Niese/Miley ROS (not including Straily’s next start vs. the Rangers). I’m thinking Niese. Your thoughts?

    • Tio says:
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      @BluePulaski:

      I’d hold Santiago for his start Sunday @ Hou then @ KC next week. I’d honestly wait to make a move on Straily until after his Texas start. If you really want him, I would be fine with an exchange for Niese or Miley.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BluePulaski: Agree Santiago’s schedule is awesome this month I hold

      • BluePulaski says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What are the chances Niese gets things back on track? I recall reading that his mechanics/routine is off a bit?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @BluePulaski: Yea he just doesn’t look right. Terrible K:BB ratio and Ks used to be his best asset. Not looking good.

  48. SmokeTNT says:
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    Puig/Shelby Miller or Heyward/Mariano Rivera? 12 team 5×5 redraft.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @SmokeTNT: Heyward by a mile….and a half.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Rodney: Sorry, this Puig love is out of control. He and Heyward are not a wash in my book. I don’t care if God himself disagrees.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SmokeTNT: Close, agree on needs if you need saves do it

  49. supra says:
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    Cut DLR for Gee or Kluber?

    • Tio says:
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      @supra:

      Grey gave the immediate pickup order on Kluber yesterday… lots to like, striking out a batter per inning and has been very good lately.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @supra: I gave the order a few weeks ago, well not really, but did it for myself :)

  50. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    I would like to hear from anyone on this. I’ve been rejecting trade after trade for Puig. But now I got a prop for Machado. I could use the extra HRs and steals that I think Puig could bring. But Machado is proven to be awesome, but no HRs or steals. Opinions? Let go of Puig for Machado? I’m almost positive Grey says to sell……. But…. I want to watch Puig….. on my team!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Shawn of the mostly living: Yeahhhh you should probably make that trade.

        • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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          @Tio: Ok but why is Machado better? I keep looking at his stats, hes got 5HRs, 5 steals all year. 34 RBI. He hits tons of doubles, great average with TBs. There is not one of those stats that Puig doesn’t look poised to at least equal (I know its still early). My point is, if Puig can produce anywhere near this level he will be more valuable than Machado. You can pretty much guarantee He will have more HRs and steals, be close to Machados average, and have good protection in the lineup. Puig just looks like one of those guys that can produce across all categories, or is this just all crazy hype. I watched the guy, he gets his bat on everything, and seems to have elite power. With speed to come. Am I wrong?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Shawn of the mostly living: I do the trade, especially if Machado fits a position concern. Puig is solid but he’s not at. The Machado level yet

          • Aero says:
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            @Shawn of the mostly living: I think the thing here is that Machado has a guaranteed job right now. Puig, although performing well, is only playing because of the injury fest that is occurring in the Dodger outfield. He may actually get demoted – then you have nothing.

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Shawn of the mostly living: I’m not believing the hype and there are a lot of ‘Ifs’ with Puig. Machado is solid across the board.

            • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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              @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Thanks for all the input guys. This Puig stuff is crazy, not sure what I’m going to do yet. I saw in another league that someone gave up Goldy for Puig, now that’s a dumb move. Its always fun to see a player generate this kind of excitement.

    • FMFBL says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: I want in on @Shawn of the mostly living: i think it depends. Machado is great in my OPS league bc of the doubles and i think he offers more value in H2H as he’s consistent as the day is long. i’m rejecting trades for Machado in my keeper league even though i think the HR/RBI power is a couple of years away.

      i think you should sell Puig high bc at worst you grab waiver guys that supplement the HRs and SBs and let Macho Man do the mundane stuff like hitting, getting on base and scoring runs at a consistent basis. Puig WILL slump eventually, the question is, for how long?

  51. Jon says:
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    Are you sitting any of these guys or are they all good to go?

    Bumgarner @ ATL
    Medlen vs SF
    Jackson @ NYM
    Bailey vs MIL
    Zimmermann @ CLE
    Cobb vs KC

    • Tio says:
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      @Jon:

      I would sit Edwin unless you need him. The others are all good to go.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Agree E Jax is the worst one but I like him as a play at Citi. I use em all

  52. Morgan says:
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    Trying to unload Pujols, saw him run the bases as well yesterday and it looked rough. What kind of player should I be targeting in a trade? I am thinking Pujols + D Holland for King Felix.. You think that would be a solid offer?

    • Tio says:
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      @Morgan:

      I just traded Pujols for Verlander… feel like I was VERY lucky to get equal value (this is a h2h points league heavily slanted toward pitchers).

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tio: Wow agree that’s a great move

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Morgan: Yea I like that deal. think Pujols is a solid 4th to 5th rounder when it’s said and done, if only because he’s going to play most days even through injuries. But that means I like getting Felix.

      • Grey

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        Agree with JB

  53. attgig says:
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    “Also, Leake would make a great reliever for the Blue Jays rotation of Dickey, Johnson and Wang.”

    LOL!

    you just made my day. and it’s only 9:30AM!

  54. JP says:
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    on the back of your pujols comment… i noticed he’s ranked 7th in your 10 team yahoo rest of season player rater… is that going to get updated, or should we look to only trade him for the guys above.. i.e. stanton, trout…
    i was thinking of trying to get gonzo..

    • JP says:
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      @JP: update… landed an offer of getting Stanton for Pujols… you’d take that right?

      C – Salty
      1B – Goldy
      2B – Kendrick
      3B – Longo
      SS – Peralta
      OF – Jones
      OF – J Upton
      OF – C Davis
      Util – Pujols
      Bn – Jennings

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JP: That’s close, Stanton’s injury concerns are pretty rough, I might stand pat on that one

        • JP says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks man
          @Grey: thoughts on that one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: It’s updated every day… He’s that high because it’s straight math and doesn’t know about injuries…

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: got it.. would you take stanton over pujols then.. taking into consideration pujols’ ability to be effective ROS and whether or not Stanton’s injury is behind him?

  55. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I’m not funding any male escort for a cougar.

    ‘Twas a bad day…Upton & Leake benched with the combination of having Wilhelmsen.

    I’m sleeping until Monday.

  56. Sniff Test says:
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    Assuming Beachy doesn’t have any setbacks…and actually pitches some time next week…who should I drop to activate him: Paul Maholm, Jarod Parker, Jon Lester or none of the above? This is a keeper league by the way…not that I would keep Beachy but i could if I had/wanted to. My other pitchers are Yu, Moore and Fist.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Sniff Test: I’d lose Parker.

      • JoeC says:
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        No way. Lester is horrible. Damn near walked the entire Rays lineup last time out. Then decided to give up home runs. Don’t think he has a clue as to what he’s doing right now. Parker, after an extremely rough April, has turned it around and has been SOLID the last six weeks.

        Drop Lester the Molester.

    • Tio says:
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      @Sniff Test:

      Maholm…. he is getting a swift dose of regression.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sniff Test: Ya Id lose Maholm for Beachy’s upside

  57. L-Boogie says:
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    Anyone know what happened with AJ Burnett’s start today? All week long I saw he was starting today. Now the schedule says tomorrow. SON still has him in for today too. What gives?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @L-Boogie: Wasn’t the team off on Monday? Meaning someone would be skipped in the rotation if he were to pitch today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: Maybe b/c Cole went into the rotation, so the Pirates are fiddling, not sure…

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: It’s all Charlie Morton’s fault.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It always is.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: shin sore, missing start.

  58. vomitus says:
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    woke up this morning hungover as hell. puig stuff made me laugh. didn’t think it was possible. thank you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @vomitus: Morning filled with vomitus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vomitus: Get drunk again quickly

  59. CL says:
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    I have Ryan Zimmerman in my utility in a Keeper league. I can use some pitching – would you trade him for Bumgarner?

    • Tio says:
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      @CL:

      Yep. Good trade for you.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @CL: In a heartbeat. Was that offered to you?

    • BluePulaski says:
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      @CL: click “yes” on the offer if it was offered and before you finish reading this post….seriously…stop reading this and go and click “accept”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CL: Yup I would too

  60. Jack says:
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    Ugh…Hart not going to be back until after ASB.

    Some comments from Doug Melvin, Brewers GM with a Milwaukee station…

    Now, Melvin says that the Brewers may need to wait until after the “Midsummer Classic” to see Hart, a former All-Star, return to action.

    “He’s taking batting practice. He’s making some strides. They’re small steps to get back. He’s working out every day. We don’t have a schedule. I don’t anticipate it this week or next two weeks. We’d love to have him back after the All-Star break.”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: Yea not surprised. Hart needs to get his knees scoped and under the knife in October not March like the past2 years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Yeah, not really surprising… Players on the DL are a crapshoot…

  61. Win1forthe says:
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    15 team, 5 keepers/year. Need saves and HR.

    Been offered Stanton/Nathan for Braun/Morrow or Jose Fernandez

    Thoughts? thanks…

    • BluePulaski says:
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      @Win1forthe: who are your other keepers? Most people say “hold” Braun…you would be selling a little low now…with 5 keepers you want as many players in the top-10, top-20 as possible heading into next season.

      Fernandez is a keeper that you may be able to dish off to another team before the trade deadline, assuming you make the playoffs…also, Fernandez will be shut down early at some point…maybe 160-170 innings?

      In a vacuum I say hold…if we had a look at your team, it wouldn’t take much to change my mind and say yes to the trade.

      • Win1forthe says:
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        @BluePulaski:

        Sorry…should have provided that info.

        Current keepers possibilities are Kershaw, Moore, Shel. Miller, Longoria, and lower tier guys like Lawrie, Fernandez, Iwakuma, Phillips

        Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Win1forthe: Yea I don’t think JoFer cracks your keepers but I hold Braun, best player now, best for the future

  62. Steady says:
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    Despite your advise on no negative comments on upton… I’m kidding.. He’s been great I just was wondering what were lookin at for RBI for him… I know it depends on his teammates to be there for him but is it possible he finishes sub 90 or even 80? Same thing goes for votto to having a great year but lacking the RBI production. They can’t control it but just because they are who they are and hit where they hit they will start really driving in runs or we just looking at a down year (for them) in that department

    • Tio says:
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      @Steady:

      I think he finishes north of 100. The strikeouts need to go down if he wants to improve the RBI total.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Steady:

      12 of his 15 HRs have been solo. Just 5 steals. Only 2 since April 14th. .254 BA. If you drafted him late 1st/early 2nd you do probably want to see a little more out of him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steady: Id guess high 90s, but me on the board for 98

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steady: He passes 100, RBIs can come in handfuls…

  63. AJ says:
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    ROS please Cozart, Gyorko, Franklin, Daniel Murphy, also who would you drop for Carter Capps assuming he does take over CL…Parnell or Bell? Thanks

    • Tio says:
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      @AJ:

      Franklin, Cozart, Gyorko, Murphy

      I would hold onto Bell & parnell. The Seattle situation is messy and will likely be a committee.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Keeping the closers. I guess I’m way down on Franklin, but I like Murphy Cozart Franklin then Gyorko since DL

  64. TJ says:
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    Please rank scrub SSs for the rest of the year in a H2H-

    Didi Gregorious, Yunel Escobar, Nick Franklin, Stephen Drew, Erick Aybar

    • Tio says:
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      @TJ:

      Franklin, Yunel, Drew, Didi, Aybar

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TJ: Like Franklin the most there, Aybar second, think he can up it

  65. ManuteBologna says:
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    I need pitching. I’ve tried to trade Pujols because I have Goldschmidt at 1st and can slot Frazier into CI.

    I’ve offered him for Felix and Kershaw and have been forcefully rebuffed. What’s the lowest pitcher I can get for him and feel good about my self at night?

    I need WHIP and low BB more than W and K

    Cliff Lee? Yes, sleeping easy
    Wainwright, Verlander? Probably about as much chance as me banging Kate Upton of that getting accepted
    Strasburg, Price, Greinke? Injuries
    Hamels, Cain? Underperforming, they worth it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ManuteBologna: I like targeting Strasburg while he’s hurt. Might be at his lowest value

  66. Steve D. says:
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    Billy Butler worth the #2 waiver spot in a 10 team league? I have Goldy and Trumbo on the roster, and I was going to save the spot for a starter, but is he too good to pass up?

    • Rodney says:
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      @Steve D.: Yes. Duh.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve D.: Yup I think you out the claim on

  67. The The says:
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    Who wins:

    A) Zobrist and Shelby

    or

    B) Beltran and Shields

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The The: Tough, probably A, less injury concern and production at MI

  68. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Grey, me saying above, “I wish I could take a poll”, made me think of something for this site. Like with Yahoo comments ‘like or dislike’ or on Walterfootball.com where in the comments, someone asks a ‘this guy or that guy’ question, anyone can simply click on the thumbs up or thumbs down and it keeps a tally.

    Maybe a cool tool to incorporate down the road so Razzballers can help each other out and lessen your comment load….

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Cheers.

      • Serch says:
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        @Grey: maybe a special Grey thumbs up/down, although that sounds a bit too much Roman Emperor for my tastes…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you not entertained?

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Grey: Moustache/No moustache

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

  69. vohnie says:
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    If you had to pick one stream for tomorrow who would it be?
    Porcello vs Minnesota
    Westbrook vs Miami

    Regarding Colvin, while I do greatly need power, I’m not sure who I’d have him play for. I have Fielder at 1st, Choo / Heyward / Stanton in the outfield, and Frazier / LaRoche at Utility. If I were to pick him up, would the idea be to put Colvin in for LaRoche or Frazier when he’s playing in Coors?

    Thanks!

    • Tio says:
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      @vohnie:

      Porcello. Westbrook coming off DL and will likely be on a pitch count.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @vohnie: Porcello. Yea he could find PT but not fully investing in him yet

  70. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Great Read, best part of my morning!

    Start Jeff Samardzija vs. Reds today in 5×5 10-team rotisserie league?

  71. Adam W. says:
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    Which side do you like in a keeper….Shelby/Grilli/Holland or Strasburg/Rodney/Betancourt/Frazier?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam W.: Strasburg side

  72. Gray Elbright says:
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    I want to know why Little Dustin Pedroia can play with a torn thumb ligament, but Braun can’t even play with a bruised thumb? Something smells fishy with the whole Braun thing….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gray Elbright: Braun is brittle with nagging injuries, has been the past few seasons, maybe there’s something he could take to help those out….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gray Elbright: Depends where it is on a thumb, I suppose, Braun can’t grip a bat, Pedroia can…

  73. Scott says:
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    In a 10 team keeper league I was offered Machado (18th round keeper) for Verlander( I can not keep him). I’m currently in last place and don’t think I can make the push I need to make the playoffs. Thoughts on this offer?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Scott: Do it. You can’t keep Verlander anyway and he’s not winning it for you this year. Why not?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I would do that too, great value for Machado and he’ll still help your team a ton

      • Scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What about puig straight up for verlander? Puig being a 20th keeper?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scott: Would love that deal

          • Scott says:
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            @JB Gilpin: ok machado for verlander fell through but I now have 2 offers on the table. 1) I’d get harper (18th keeper), miller (20 keeper), posey (8th round keeper) and straily (15th round keeper for Verlander (can’t be kept), Greinke (can’t be kept), Stanton (can’t be kept), Reyes (can’t be kept), and Howie Kendrick (17th round keeper). Offer 2 is Harvey (7th keeper) and Puig (20th round keeper) for Verlander, Greinke, Stanton, and pence (19th). Thoughts on both?

  74. EK says:
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    Rank 2B for H2H pts:

    K. Johnson
    Lowrie
    Franklin
    Weeks
    Infante

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @EK: Correct

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Agree nice order

  75. Gray Elbright says:
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    Need steals, trade Markakis or Nava and Jered Weaver or Tommy Milone for Carlos Gomez?

    Also Jered Weaver straight up for Carlos Gomez? Tommy MIlone straight up for Brett Gardner?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gray Elbright: Like both on those last 2 trades. Like Nava and Weaver for that too, Gomez is for real, I know Grey hates him, but his speed will keep s value up while he has an avg dip here and there

  76. Gray Elbright says:
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    Need steals, trade Markakis or Nava and Jered Weaver or Tommy Milone for Carlos Gomez?

    Also Jered Weaver straight up for Carlos Gomez? Tommy MIlone straight up for Brett Gardner?

    • Gray Elbright says:
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      @Gray Elbright:

      Sorry Milone and Nava or Markakis for Gardner?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Gray Elbright: Okay with Nava for Gardner if you need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gray Elbright: Nava and Milone, sure… Weaver straight up works as well

  77. Ryan says:
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    My offer of fielder aoki bourjos for dom brown ellsbury kendry morales was rejected. He countered with just fielder aoki for morales brown. Is this still a good offer? If not what should I counter with to get ellsbury included?

    Well this is my team if it helps. It’s a 20 team dynasty league.

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn nick franklin
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p joe blamton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: Do you just copy and paste this every day? Trade Longoria for Ellsbury and be done with it.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Ryan: Maybe. I don’t know what his team looks like so try for a ‘throw in’ also. I don’t know what the cat standings are, but I know you’ve been trying to trade Longoria for like a month.

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Ryan: Better.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I don’t like the deal I’d keep fielder. Not sure not particularly low on any of those guys that I think are overrated

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: see any particular type of moves I should focus on?

  78. bash says:
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    Drop Hughes or niese for porcello or hold?

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @bash: hughes

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bash: Drop either, Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bash: If Porcello is available, Hughes should not be owned…

  79. Vottomatic says:
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    What kind of value can I get by trading Braun right now? The possible suspension doesn’t worry me at all, it’s just the thumb.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vottomatic: Still a bottom end top 10er in my opinion

  80. Steve Stevenson says:
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    More holds ROS: Clippard or O’Day (currently each has 10)?

  81. Lincoln says:
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    Just traded Berkman, Gallardo, Miley for Napoli and matt Carpenter….thoughts?

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Lincoln: the other guy was an idiot, you scored

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lincoln: Like Napoli and Carpenter nice trade

  82. OaktownSteve says:
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    Lyles featured a pretty nifty old fashioned curve last night. Tight spin, late break. Started it belt high and it finished in the dirt a lot. Look like a lot of swing and miss. The kind of pitch that the league adjusts to but can be very effective the first couple of tours. He also pounded his fastball inside to right handers a few times which you like to see. Just buried it on the hands.

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @OaktownSteve: so you’re telling me to use him if the match-up is right and pray he has that same movement when he pitches for me?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:

        Depends on what your other options are. It seems like the kind of roll that could come to a sudden stop. Wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side when it ends.

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @OaktownSteve: absolutely not, I have put him in my streaming rolodex for later, I don’t really use SON yet, but the time of year that we have a good idea is almost here.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Agree he has good stuff, but always there on a terrible team. Guy I’m avoiding

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Thanks for the heads up! From the comments it doesn’t look like anyone’s going near Lyles yet…

  83. Brian says:
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    I’m in a 10 person keeper league would u trade pujols and buckholz for Chris davis

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Brian: no, you could do better

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brian: I would think Buch regresses and Davis is for real

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Brian: I would take Davis there. Pujols is gonna fall off the face of the earth by next year. Davis is real.

  84. Tio says:
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    Hey guys… need some advice… H2H points league – strikeouts are a big negative.

    Have Freese at 3B (Lawrie DL’d and dead to me) at SS have Andrus and Lowrie. There are also decent waiver options at SS: Peralta, Yunel, Aybar. Virtually nothing available at 3B.

    Would you trade Andrus for either Chase Headley or Josh Donaldson? Also have an offer to give Sale & Andrus for Lester & Donaldson. Sale is a great keeper price for future seasons… I think on the latter trade I am giving up too much. Agree, disagree?

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Tio: I would take Peralta over Lowrie, don’t make deal, try to get Donaldson without giving up pitching

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tio: Yea definitely hold Sale. I would trade Andrus for either guy probably want Donaldson

  85. harkrider says:
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    any thoughts on if and when Billy Hamilton might be up in the majors?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @harkrider: September

  86. ktodd says:
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    Would you drop Niese for Tillman or Porcello, or hold Niese and hopes he brings things around?

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @ktodd: Porcello

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ktodd: Yuo would for Porcello

  87. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey: Matt Moore & Mujica for Adam Jones?

  88. Jason says:
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    Kulber or Porcello ROS? What are your opinions on Carter Capps? Would he be a good source of holds and maybe saves ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Like them both a ton but Porcello better. I think somewhat so, think there will be some committee situations if Wilhemlson gets demoted

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Furbush in the committee….I love saying his name

      • Jason says:
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        I don’t know much about Corbin. I have him already but I’m worried he may have hit his ceiling. I could try and move him now and pick up Kolber since I just picked Porcello up. Or should I hold and be patient with what I’ve got already? Last in ERA in a 10 team league with a 4.18.

        Which is Moore, Corbin, Porcello, Bailey, Ryu, & Greinke as SP. Thornton Smyly, Parnell, Romo, Holland, Mujica, Uehara as RP.

        Thoughts??

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jason: I think Corbin’s a hold no one will give you big value for him.

  89. Hotrod says:
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    Need Pitching. Deal Machado for Harvey? Is Harvey gnna get shut down, if so, whats your guess? Thanks.

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Hotrod: machado

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: I still want Machado, I think he does for maybe last 2 starts

  90. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey, great works as always. 16-team dynasty league, is Nava the real deal? Think I could/ should get Jose Fernandez for him? His owner is looking for a hot bat.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I like Nava but rather have JoFer as a dynasty guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Thanks! I’d take Nava for this year, J-Fer in a dynasty

  91. Rodney says:
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    Keeper league. Dominic Brown of Segura? How close?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Pretty close but definitely want Segura. Speed, younger, tougher position

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: he’s doing some undercover scouting

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe it’s Alfredo Griffin… You know, watching his son… Oaktown Steve would know better…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: maybe he is an avid Razzball reader and was staring at Oaktown Steve trying to build up the courage to ask for an autograph?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Imagine Oaktown was in that gif, how great would that be?

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I see myself on the coverage if I DVR games I go to. My seats are behind home so you’ll get me on fouls straight back a lot. I’m the 300 lb guy with the Mark Ellis jersey and the nachos.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Why are you not carrying a Razzball sign?

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Where are those Del Taco coupons, Albright? I don’t work for free.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How does a doritos-shell taco supreme sound to you?

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: thats Taco Bell, Dorritos Locos tacos

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s what I have free coupons for too…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: Del Taco is very different from Taco Bell

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Neither had Del Taco

                    • Prezz says:
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                      You went to palm springs and never had Del taco? Theyre on like every corner… Altho i dont fault you for passing them by…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, yeah, I’ve seen them all over, just never looked appealing…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: next to in n out, del taco is the best fast food joint out there

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Really? Wow… I enjoy El Pollo Loco… That avocado salsa is tasty…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: the chicken soft tacos at Del Taco are quite good, and when they have the seasonal shredded beef or carnitas in make a great burrito. The green sauce is awesome for fast food. Oh and the fries, are great too, they are the old school crinkle cut. You can get off the menu stuff like nacho fries that have chees sauce and jalapenoes. so good. You have never been to the one on santa monica and highland?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Never been to one… Not from a lack of not seeing them… Now I wanna try it though…

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: your first order should be a chicken soft taco, green burrito, nacho fries…the burgers aren’t bad for fast food. it’ like they never changed their style from the 70′s…..if you are not a fan of spicy, their mild hot sauce is quite good IMO…..I grew up on Del Taco, they were the only fast food joint in my town when I was a kid, actually one was a Nogles, but they changed it to a del taco. i love me some burritos and fries

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I want nacho fries every day of my life and I’ve never had them, but they sound wonderful

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: they are and they are off menu….the underdel!

                    seriously though get the order I told you, thats a good sample of the goods….I’m going there in a bit, I’m craving that green sauce

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is it as good as The Loco’s green salsa?

                  • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: it’s different, it’s something that only works on the burritos, mild but good flavor, the Loco stuff is more of an authentic thing, where this is a very 70′s-80′s white washed thing, but still good, has pieces of the chile in the sauce but not really hot. Just go for it Grey, it’s fast food

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m also friggin starving right now, need to go eat lunch… Del Taco here I come! (Not really, going for pizza.)

                • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: you have del taco in the bay area now?

                  I will be watching for you now, just hold up a big sign with a mustache on it, i’m thinking of doing the silohette of grey on a poster board…I wonder if I get a free T-shirt if it makes it on TV?

                    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: I thought you told me that before, I know you went to UCLA, where did you grow up?

                      I went to Chico for a year and have spent a lot of time in the bay, but there is not enough money in the world to get me to live up there.

  92. EK says:
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    McCann or Lucroy for H2H pts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Man I think I’m all in again. Lucroy will play a few more games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: McCann

  93. EK says:
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    Should G. Cole be owned or streamed in a 10team league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Owned bc of upside

  94. Ryan741 says:
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    Is Dickey even worth trading for? I have a guy who keeps offering him to me. Told him I wouldn’t consider it unless it was a bigger deal actually get another guy I like. He offered Dickey/Matt Cain/Cespedes for Bailey/Garza/Pujols or Rios. Any of those ideas work, or just stand pat? Could also sub Parker for Garza, but I think I like Parker more.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: I think I stand pat that’s a lot of pitcher risk coming to your side and I definitely don’t buy Dickey bouncing back too much

  95. I’m about to start having saves issues: I’ve got Soriano, who is great, but also Valverde and KRod. Should I drop KRod (who I guess I’m holding so I can get his 299th and 300th save) for Capps?

    My SPs are Grienke, Scherzer, Burnett — all mainstays — plus Wheeler, Wacha, Garza.

    I can’t afford to drop any hitters: there’s no depth at any position except OF, where I’ve got two extras (BJUpton and Reddick) waiting for a turnaround.

    Seems like I have to roll the dice on Capps before I’m left with one viable reliever. But who to drop?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Enrique: Yea I don’t mind that move, and if KRod blows 299 I think it goes back the Henderson and KRod gets those shots later

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Enrique: I don’t think Capps is worth a stash but if you’re desperate I’d lose Wacha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: K-Rod over Capps for right now

  96. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Was just made this trade offer:

    GIVE Pujols, Marte, Teheran
    GET Fielder, KJansen

    Just looking for a 2nd (or 3rd) opinion. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: Very even I think I like getting Fielder

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks! My only worry is that I can’t afford the SB loss from Marte. I still have Wright, Pedroia, and Jennings that steal bases (and if Heyward and SCastro ever start stealing again, I’d be just fine).

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bernie Brewer: Well if there are a couple SAgNOFs on the wire you could fill you’re newly opened hole while a fast guy. Wow that sounds wrong…

          • Bernie Brewer says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah, that reply sure went into the gutter in a hurry. :)

  97. RalphW says:
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    Whats your thoughts on these 2 trades???

    Goldschmidt, Joey Bats, Machado and Shelby Miller for Miggy and Upton

    Goldschmidt, Machado and Shelby Miller for Miggy

    Thanks

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @RalphW: Goldy side in both

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RalphW: That’s a lot in the first one, like the second one better. Rather have Votto than Upton

      • RalphW says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Votto who?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RalphW: Hah oops I saw Joey and missed Bats Haha read too fast thought you said Votto, anywho like the first trade better now, like Upton more

          • RalphW says:
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            @JB Gilpin: ahhh ok thanks

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @RalphW:

              are you giving or getting miggy ?

              let me know if someone actually deals miggy away … for anyone !

  98. Colvin is shooting Blanks says:
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    Well not really…but who should I pick up?
    Colvin or Blanks?

      • Colvin is shooting Blanks says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Me Too…just wondering if it too soon.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Colvin is shooting Blanks: Think his upside is better than Blanks but he’s probably not on a lot of people’s radars

          • Hondo says:
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            @JB Gilpin:
            And benched today with short schedules due to travel day.I keep shooting myself in the foot with every Rockie I ever pick up. I was thinking he’d be a fill in today and then I could figure it out from there.

            I can’t figure out what this team is about,I just like their park

            I thought the new manager might change things and at least be predictable.

            Yes,I saw what Grey wrote today,but is there any point in keeping him long term in the hope the come to their senses and let him pla?
            It’s like Scioscia /thankfully gone La Russa stuff.

            Anyone feel to chime in.

            • Hondo says:
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              @Hondo:

              Geez,Yahoo had him ‘X’ed out but he’s somehow 1-1 in the 2nd inning,I feel like Vinnie Babarino from Welcome Back Kotter over this,I’m so confused.

              • JoeC says:
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                @Hondo: It’s cause CarGo got injured.

  99. harkrider says:
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    trade thoughts (10 team keeper league)

    Votto and Uggla for McCutchen and Rizzo

    I have Goldy as a 1B keeper, I need SB’s and I have Gyorko (DL) and Matt Carpenter as 2B options if I trade Uggla. This guy needs an upgrade at 1B and 2B and has extra OF.

    My keepers would be between Goldy, Giancarlo, Heyward, Castro, Machado, (McCutchen or Votto)

    Thoughts?

    • harkrider says:
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      @harkrider: I also have Domonic Brown who could be a keeper too

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @harkrider: Do it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @harkrider: Yea I’d do that trade

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    Just received this offer:

    His Zobrist and Kinsler for
    My Tulo

    Keeper league. Currently playing Altuve at 2nd and have Utley on the DL. I’m pretty sure this is a deny, but wondering opinions.

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: It’s fair, but you don’t need Zobrist or Kinsler…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: kind of what I thought. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. alejandro says:
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    Hi all! What you think of BJ Upton Rest of season? Will he be fine? and why he is not setaling bases the way he used to?
    Machado or BJ Upton rest of season?

    Tnxs!!!!!!

      • alejandro says:
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        @<a href="#commen

        tnxs Grey!!!!

    • JoeC says:
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      @alejandro: Can’t steal first base…

      • alejandro says:
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        @JoeC:
        jejejeje

  102. FillyP says:
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    Picked up Capps as a handcuff for Wilhelm.. what makes you lean him over Furbush or Medina? They’re all pretty even in holds – 6, 5, and 4 respectively. The alternative is to grab Cishek.

    Also, who do you like more – Phelps or Gee? I’m dropping Peavy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FillyP: Capps has the more “closer’s stuff” with power pitches. He’s the stash but don’t feel great that he gets that many shots. Think Id rather have Cishek. Probably Phelps, but close

      • FillyP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah, that’s what I’m reading – that Capps has a power FB and fits the closer mold. Still, I’m not sold he’s going to be the go-to guy. Anyway, I just recently lost League so I’m down to Wilhelmsen and Perkins. Can’t afford to lose another closer, so I’m going to handcuff and see how it plays out. Cishek has been lingering on the wire for a while.

        And I was leaning Phelps – the Gee injury news seals it. Thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @FillyP: Agree Capps is still a little raw and some players can’t deliver in the role. But he’s the best bet right now, even if its not too likely

  103. Ed the Head says:
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    Man, I’m so confused! Please help me rank these pitchers ROS-

    Beachy
    Wheeler
    G. Cole
    Porcello

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ed the Head: Porcello, Cole, Wheeler, Beachy

      • Ed the Head says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Awesome. Thanks JB

      • FillyP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Hmm. I think it remains to be seen how effective Beachy will be, but I’d say Beachy, Porcello, Wheeler, Cole. I think Wheeler ends up getting more starts than Cole ROS…

        • FillyP says:
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          @FillyP:

          Disclaimer: I am (clearly) not an expert. lol

          • Ed the Head says:
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            @FillyP: That’s cool. I appreciate any and all opinions. @Grey- What do you think?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @FillyP: Haha no prob, I worry Beachy will take some time to get settled again. I think Cole is a lock in the rotation, and love Porcello.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Ed the Head: Beachy, Cole, Wheeler, Porcello. I despise Porcello, so feel free to ignore that ranking.

  104. RalphW says:
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    Will Shelby Miller be pitching all year or will he be shut down after X amount of innings? He threw about 150 inns last year

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RalphW: It’s a debate, I think he goes all year though

  105. Ryan741 says:
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    Would you trade Pujols for Zobrist in a H2H points league? Still have Lind, Dunn, and Cuddyer I can play at 1st. Or is Pujols too talented to consider for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Id hold there, but close

  106. Watson says:
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    Pujols or Goldy ROS? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Watson: Ill take Goldy

  107. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Grey,
    In a 5×5 head-to-head league with lots of starting pitcher hoarders. I’m in first place and trying to align my team for the 2nd half. My only downside on my roster is that the back end of my pitchers are young and will face innings limits. I’m currently holding Price, Beachy and Ogando who as you are well aware are all on the DL.

    Current staff: Darvish, Price, Ryu, Beachy, Teheran, Ogando, Cole, Wheeler, Pettitte (my streaming spot – Pettitte will be replaced with someone else tomorrow)

    Best available starters: Garza (on waivers), Straily, Vargas, Estrada (honestly that’s about it)

    Is Ogando worth waiting for? Do you see him definitely still starting when he returns or possibly heading to the bullpen? Like any of those available guys over him or to plug my streaming spot with for multiple starts?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: Yea I think Ogando is cuttable, if you can get Garza I like him the most

  108. MattH says:
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    Hey, Grey.
    Short schedule day. Picking up Rasmus.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattH: I like it!

    • JoeG says:
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      @MattH:
      Pickup X.Paul if you can also

  109. Hotrod says:
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    The following is my team (12 team H2H)

    Do I deal Machado for Harvey? I have Rendon & Freese available to plug in there…

    C Lucroy
    1 Howard
    2 Carpenter
    SS Tulo
    3 Machado
    MI ECab
    CI Freese
    OF Giancarlo
    OF Holiday
    OF Cespedes
    OF Puig
    OF Revere (Harper DL)
    Util Rendon (Moreland DL)

    SP
    CC
    Shelby
    Ryu
    Kuroda
    Gallardo
    Cingrani
    Hellickson
    Straily
    Marcum (Streamer)

    RP
    Aroldis
    Jim J
    Perkins
    Street (DL)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: I think I hold onto Machao

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: Machado*

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Machiado

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Hotrod: Doesn’t seem like there’s any confusion… Machado…

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @Grey:

              wait .
              i’m confused .
              machias ?
              that’s in maine , isn’t it ??

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha

  110. Mike says:
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    Stream Marcum vs the Cubs? Lay off the peyote? Both?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mike: Start Marcum. More peyote.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Haha Id say don’t do either, isn’t fantasy baseball more fun on peyote?

  111. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    is it safe to drop Cingrani in 5×5 redraft or would you hold on for a few days to see if Queto comes back, also I have Wheeler in my N/A slot, assuming Cingrani is demoted, who would you rather have in the N/A slot?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sorryano Northsiders: Probably rather have Wheeler, but he won’t be N/A for long. Think he makes more starts than Cingrani and fairly effective

  112. Hondo says:
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    “Betcha Verlander’d opt for Kate Upton to finish him off.”

    Hmm,depending on the interpretation,I’d go for that,as long as he wasn’t the one who started.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  113. Vince says:
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    Good morning Grey !!!

    12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper

    C: NONE (just dropped Gattis for Jansen)
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Johnson
    SS: Zobrist
    3B: Longoria
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Heyward
    Util: Dom Brown
    Bench: Puig
    Bench: BJ Upton

    SP: Wainwright, Scherzer, Latos, Dempster, Porcello, Garza, Fernandez, Teheran, Cole
    RP: Henderson, Jansen
    DL: Beachy

    Obviously I need a catcher (Salty, Lucroy, Perez, Gattis are all available), and I’d also like to pick up Zack Wheeler. Which players would you drop for a catcher and (if any) for Wheeler ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran for Perez, Jo-Fer for Wheeler

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  114. royce! says:
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    Have they renamed the RF bleachers in Dodger Stadium “The Puig Sty” yet? It seems like yesterday that they were trying to sell people on the crappy LF bleachers by naming it “Mannywood.” For the Dodgers sake, I hope that Puig works out better than that…but as I don’t own Puig or root for the Dodgers, I hope it works out exactly like that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I think it’s the Tree of Pweeg’s?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Is that what they’re renaming palm trees now? LA moves so fast…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Except when in traffic…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @royce!:

      Puigy’s got the conch!

      went a long way for that. not sure it was worth the trip.

      • royce! says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Wow, no kidding…but it does open up a whole new line of analysis, what with the decay of civility in Chavez Ravine…so nicely done!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @royce!:

          nice tie in. solid.

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: absolutely worth the trip, haha

  115. Dr. Sauce says:
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    In a vacuum which side wins this massive deal;

    My Braun, Machado, Bourgos, Rendon, Wacha, Quintana
    for
    his Puig, Bourne, D.Wright, Sale, Addy Reed, Alex Gordon

    It is 6 player keeper league … I also own Harper, Stanton, Goldie, Reyes, Choo, David Price, Austin Jackson, Kipnis

    Thanks as always …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, don’t trade so many players…

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Noted … would it be crazy to consider trading Braun and Machado for Puig, Bourne and David Wright?
        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not crazy

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Dr. Sauce: Crazy to consider? Nah. I consider driving to Bristol, CT to murder Collin Cowherd, but I won’t actually do it.

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Prezz: I’m not a violent person, but if I ever met that guy face to face, I would punch him in his douchebag face.

                • costaricanchata says:
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                  @Prezz:

                  skip bayless is a pasty-faced twit .

  116. kalone says:
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    Do you trust the Buysellatops and Hittertron on Hanley Ramirez? They’re prettay, prettay, prettay high on the guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… I don’t trust it with injuries… It’s not programmed for that… It’s strictly looking at stats… If Hanley was completely healthy, he would be a buy low guy…

  117. Mike says:
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    Franklin or Rendon for 2b ROS?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  118. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you like in a 12 teamer with OBP + SLG…

    Rizzo / Bruce or Pujols / Pence / Mujica

    Is it fair? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  119. stumanji says:
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    “Adam Jones has now gone yard in three of his last four games but has seen his season average sink during to .301 with an 9-for-44 (.204) batting mark in June.” -ESPN

    Sank all the way to still above .300?!?!? Aside from his guaranteed 30 & 20, it’s like he’s not even contributing to my fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and those pesky runs and RBIs too… What a disappointment!

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        I had him last year,Showalter seems to have a lack of interest in steals,which was one of the prime reasons I drafted him.So this year I effed up and passed and now have a quagmire of mediocre OF’s-JUp,Choo and Bruce. Once upon a time,in a galaxy far,far away I wasn’t stupid.
        I drafted Fowler this year for the same cats I was hoping for from Jones last year,but dropped him for somebody as I didn’t believe in his hot start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Showalter that has McLouth on pace for 50 steals?

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:

            Umm,yeah.But he seemed to hold Jones back last year.Like I said,I effed up.

            • Hondo says:
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              @Hondo:
              I guess he was more interested in Jones bat and didn’t want to risk SB injury.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  120. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Pitching decision incoming. Standard yahoo 12 teamer. Rotation: zimm, anibal, burnett, minor, moore, dumpster, garza, and wheeler stashed.

    Kluber is inexplicably a FA in an otherwise pretty savvy league.

    Question is, do I want to go klubing with corey, or do I just embrace the garza strip and hope for the best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      Alternatively, I could drop wil-he-or-won’t-he be promoted myers, who I have stashed and is my 5th OF in a 3 OF + 2 util roster, for klubbering time. I have brawny, pacman jones, heyward jaboughthimlow, aahh..choo, and the star sans ling marte as OFs, and macho manny in my other util spot with longo at 3rd. (Sorry about the hella convoluted question, lol).

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Alky Sobrera:

        6th* OF. I count good guys!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: I’m in a competitive 12-teamer and nobody has touched Kluber. I didn’t see what the fuss is about.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        He’s striking out 25% of the hitters he faces, amounting to just a hair short of a 9k/9 thus far. The walk rate is under 2/9. xFip is at 3.04. I mean, his peripherals paint a picture of a much better starter than his actual fantasy #s showcase. Of course, there’s no track record, which is why I’m hesitant to make a move obviously.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: Right, there’s no track record, no pedigree, his long minor league history doesn’t reflect anything positive except the K rate. I feel there’s gotta be safer plays out there.

  121. bossmanjunior says:
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    When Street returns, drop Gregerson for Benoit, Krod, or Capps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      K-Rod.. Lose Gregerson now…

  122. Morgan says:
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    E Cabrera for B Phillips a good trade? I have Ellsbury so I have excess speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

      • Morgan says:
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        @Grey: what about Pujols for Strasburg?I don’t really have another solid 1b so should I offer up a decent starter as well for his A Gon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Strasburg

  123. bash says:
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    Got Pablo and jerko on the dl
    Who to pickup
    Alvarez, Dominguez, Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  124. DP says:
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    I am a bit confused. Doesnt todays Miami roid case going on now , kinda like a witch hunt? I mean players have been doing or using something or another for many decades, to “get the edge” ———–my point is this , it entertainment . a game . The jive MLB is doing now, with this burgenois case , or how ever you spell the phuks name, is no different than teams moving fences in, large foul territory vs tight foul lines, what bats were made out of, and are made of now , height of pitchers mound , and heres the biggie, the windings of the baseball tighter vs looser…………………so really, whats all the cray baby over roids? I guess the lawyers and media need to still cash checks ? Boys will be boys. Piss test em, they pass they play- otherwise , lets shut the phuk up, and play ball —-ok thanks for allowing my rant, a lot cheaper than seeing the shrink- lol- oh yeah, whats the gig on the kid in miami playing 3b ? ————- seems like he tallys the box score every time he plays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice rant

  125. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you give up Justin Upton to get back King Felix and Hunter Pence in a 12 team H2H league? Buddy of mine is looking for a power hitting OF and offered me this. Too good to pass up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Doc Pounder says:
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    Got offered CC, Kuroda,and Segura for Latos and Cutch. Turned him down because I don’t need either of those pitchers, and if it’s Cutch for Segura, you have to go Cutch, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos side

  127. OaktownSteve says:
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    Let’s say I were going to carry a Razzball sign to the O.co, what should it say?

    By the way, Mrs. Oaktown will be at the game today. She’s taking her broom. Literally. You can see her on the coverage behind home. She’s the 300 lb. woman in the Mark Ellis jersey with the nachos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Juancarlo’s recommendation… People will think it’s for the Finley A’s but we know, we know…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        How about…Razzball “hearts” Donaldson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perfect!

        • Prezz says:
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          @OaktownSteve: ding ding ding… Winner winner, chicken del taco!

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: thanks’, I’m telling you the silohette shirt will be the best seller.

        I’m going to hold a sign that says “the Razz hates Quentin”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      sign ===> anklebiter , <== my vote .

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        “Advice and sArcasm” with the A’s in A’s script. That’ll confuse the hell out of folks. Ushers will try to confiscate. “This is obviously an effort to incite trouble.”

        • Prezz says:
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          @OaktownSteve: “sir, were gonna have to sniff that sign for PEDs..”

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Isn’t your daughter a big Sogard fan? You could go with “The Sogardian Schmohawks” or “Sogard’s SAGNOF Crew” if your family agrees to rock some dark-rimmed glasses.

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Big Magoo: you need some fake beards and mulletts to wear to a game, unless you have a beard and a mullett than not neaded

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: Beards and mullets are appropriate for any occasion. I’m not sure if the ladies would be down with them though…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Big Magoo:

            SOGARDOF!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Serch:

        Love that. Would give me a great excuse to dust off the rainbow wig.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          haha .
          been using my as a duster .

    • Aero says:
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      @OaktownSteve: How about “SAGNOF!”, eh? Seems to fit with the moneyball mentality.

  128. Q says:
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    Casey Janssen just dropped in my league by a guy who had Kenley stashed. Should I drop Wilhelmsen for Janssen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. thefaketom says:
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    6×6 h2h with 2B & OBP (no AVG) and QS 5 Keepers

    Got proposed McCutchen (mine) for Bautista and Miller or Bruce and Lee. Problem is I can only keep 5…

    Right now options are Miggy/Holliday/CarGoz(gomez)/Price/Iwakuma/McClutch

    Is Iwakuma for reelz? How about Gomez? Is Holliday getting too old?

    The gambler in me wants to make a trade as a SP might be enough to sneak into the playoffs as my pitching is a mess. But I love McCutchen.

    What do you guys think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either if you need power or pitching and can lose speed…

  130. kalone says:
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    Tristan Cockroft doesn’t have Todd Frazier on his top 150 hitters ROS, which includes such championship stalwarts as Brett Lawrie, Rendon and Youk.

    How does that make you feel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does nothing for me really…

  131. FillyP says:
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    Do you like Phelps over Kluber or Straily?

    And what do you think of Kyle Blanks as a UTIL? Could do worse, right?

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      Oh, add Santiago to that mix of Phelps over… so basically should I drop Kluber/Straily/Santiago for Phelps?

      • huge caulk says:
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        @FillyP:
        I just dropped Phelps for Santiago bc Phelps has terrible matchups coming up. By the time Phelps gets good matchups again, Pineda may get the call up from the minors. And Phelps would be first to move to the bullpen…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups… You could be better too…

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Other than Blanks, there’s.. Quentin, Dunn, Doumit, Bloomquist, Carter, Hosmer. Like any of those guys more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carter

  132. Frank White says:
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    This is my lineup in a 10 team h2h points league
    wieters
    Fielder
    Altuve
    Starlin Castro & Reyes
    Zimmerman
    MCcutchen
    Justin Upton
    Holliday
    Donaldson
    Lind
    Peralta
    PITCHING-
    Samardzija
    Corbin
    Cain
    Gerritt Cole
    Shelby Miller
    Iwakuma
    Cahill
    Latos
    Wacha
    Mujica
    Heath Bell
    This guy might not do the Corbin for Bautista trade. Do you think my pitching can afford losing Miller to get Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Frank White says:
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        he still might do corbin.. would you rather get rid of corbin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Frank White says:
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            Hey when I get Bautista I would need room for him asap cause I want room to stream pitching. I just picked up Peralta off the wire and I have Reyes coming back soon. The thing is that nobody will give me anything for Lind, Donaldson or Peralta and I’ve been trying for Castro but nobody will give me anything that’s not embarrassing for him. I would want pitching. Would you just grab a mid level pitcher for him? If not then how would you handle that?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • Frank White says:
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                For Castro What about AJ Griffen or Pineda? If so then which one?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Either…Griffin

                  • Frank White says:
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                    Either?? Do you mean Griffen is a good trade?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d want Castro for either, trade Griffin first… If you’re saying the opposite, I would not take either of those pitchers for Castro…

                    • Frank White says:
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                      Sorry brotha my bad… I was just making sure if that meant yes to give Castro for Griffen in my situation?

  133. Oz says:
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    No question, just wanna say I’m watching my Aces Wainright vs Harvey right now, and I’m feeling way too good… Don’t get me wrong, I like some drugs but watching this game is giving me a high like none other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  134. OaktownSteve says:
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    Have the mutts scored a run for Harvey in the last month?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have they scored for anyone before the last two games?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        They actually did score 6 for him in the game where he defecated the sleep facility against the MIAs. Typical.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • JoeC says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Yeah, but he left the game with a 6-4 lead. Bullpen gave up 7 runs and the offense shut itself down.

  135. Dirtyd says:
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    My team is in first place but just got this offer: (H2H 6×6 Ops and losses)

    My
    Goldschmidt, Machado, Sherzer

    For his

    Miguel Cabrera, Jon Lester, Nate Mclouth

    Do I need it? I need a catcher and he has C Santana, Posey, and Mccann. How could I squeeze one of them into the deal?

    Arencibia
    Goldschmidt
    Altuve
    Jj Hardy
    Machado
    S Choo
    G Stanton
    J Upton
    Ryan Zimmerman

    Bench
    Profar
    M Morse
    A Lind

    Sherzer, Lance Lynn, Shields, T Milone, Cashner, G Cole, Dempster, Niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s terrible

  136. EK says:
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    Would you trade Cole & Marte for David Price?
    H2H pts redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  137. Arekku says:
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    My Mujica for his Weaver in a good trade for my squad in a 12 team QS K/9 league?

    Current Pitching: Zimmermann, Scherzer, Bailey, Milone, Ryu, Porcello, Teheran, Wheeler
    Mujica – Janssen – Wilhemlsen – Brothers – K-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. Dave says:
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    Cobb just dropped. Who do I drop if I get Cobb? Wheeler, Wood, Cole, Garza or Maholm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm

  139. turd sandwich says:
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    Would you send Niese and Crisp for Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • turd sandwich says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks grey – how about Burnett/Crisp for Hamels? Too much for a buy low?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burnett side

  140. Wake Up says:
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    Puiggy doesn’t go wee, wee, wee all the way home…

    speaking of piggies…Did you know that the smallest toe has been relegated to the realm of vestigial…much like the coccyx or Dee Gordon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the Pluto of toes?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: foreshadowing…why else would he be the only one to not walk nor talk…guess that would make Lawrie the Goofy of toes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  141. birrrdy! says:
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    @Grey: I started Dorf in Coors in a 10 team NL only 5×5. My pants size is called “Desperation”.

    -A Strasburg owner with Garza, Peralta and Estrada for support (the 5+ ERA club)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice start…

  142. Watson says:
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    12 Team H2H Redraft Trade Help:
    Team A gets: Sally Perez, Starlin Castro, Beachy, Bailey
    Team B gets: McCann, Encarnacion, Rendon

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B, no idea what Bailey though

  143. Wake Up says:
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    Mippelths!

    • Prezz says:
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      @Wake Up: thith lil piggy went to market.. thith lil piggy had mippelth!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Prezz: …and this lil piggy ruined every pitchers arm all the way home!

  144. blarp says:
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    belt or c.carter (Standard roto 5×5, 12 team)

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @blarp: belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  145. Ryan741 says:
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    Better stash in a H2H points league, Oswalt or Wheeler? Wheeler is on waivers, so I would have to claim him, Oswalt is just a free agent. Leaning Wheeler, but also feel like he is a little overrated, at least for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  146. three says:
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    Please rank ROS. Points league.

    Garza, Teheran, Fernandez (Jose), Kluber.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza, Kluber

  147. Ziggy says:
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    Looking to next year I’m wondering who you think would be my keepers at this point. We start 10 pitchers, C, 1b, 2b, 3b, ss, 1b/3b, 2b/ss, 4OF, and a util. It’s a 12 team league and we keep 6 players. Here are my potential keepers

    Fielder, Machado, Bautista, Ellsbury, Heyward, Kinsler, Felix, Harvey, Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder, Machado, Bautista, Ellsbury, Heyward, Felix

      • Ziggy says:
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        @Grey: Does this stay true if the league is based on quality starts and not wins (I forgot to put that in there)

  148. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’d like to get your input on this trade I was offered. He’s offering me Eric Hosmer and Cliff Lee for Adrian Gonzalez. I can definitely use a pitcher of Lee’s caliber, but I don’t know how I feel about having Hosmer on my team. What do you think?

    By the way, the other first basemen he has on his team are Swisher, Lind and Loney (although I doubt I could get the latter).

    Thanks in advance, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon side

  149. Dan says:
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    Puig and Freeman for Goldy in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair…

  150. bees knees says:
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    grey, where do you think we see these guys next year?

    machado (round 4?), segura (round 3?), rizzo (round 5?), chris davis (round 4?)

    are any of these guys going to be good value there? and are there any other young talents you think that are going to be drafted much much higher than they were in previous year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis is headed for 2nd round, Machado 4, Segura 3, Rizzo 5… Yeah, sounds about right there…

      • bees knees says:
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        @Grey: i gather you think davis will disappoint in the 2nd round?

        do you like those other guys if thats where they are drafted?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah… All of the others…

  151. Such a deal says:
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    Whcih side do you like: C.C. and Wilhelmson for Pence and Zobrist?

    Thanks for a great site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  152. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my wilhelmsen for either shields or anibal? other closers are kenley and holland. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone’s doing this trade? Sure, Shields then Anibal

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: not sure, but have any owner in my league hurting for saves…gonna throw it out there.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @herschel: Oh so that’s not even on the table. My thoughts are then 1. You should know that’s a good deal for you. 2. You should know he wouldn’t go for it.

          • herschel says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: 1. i do, but like everyone else here, just searching for papa grey’s approval. 2. owner said if i threw in capps (who i grabbed last night) he would consider it.

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @herschel: That’s insane. Good luck.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @herschel: My thoughts are why would he trade you a #2 starter for a closer when there’s one available? What is he doing? This is what I think about.

  153. ferris says:
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    18 team deep mixed (hitters are hard to find)

    jose fernandez
    for
    brandon belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  154. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team weekly,
    Sit one of Romo, Wilhelmsen or Janssen? TW, Right?

    • Buge Hoobs says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: Also, sit one of these OF …
      BUp, Alex Gordon, Kelly Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, TW

  155. Mitch says:
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    Free roster spot: pickup Kluber or stash Erasmo? Best guess on when Erasmo gets called up? Hype starting to build. Thanks boys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Kluber for right now… July 1st

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: if I can afford to wait the few weeks do you like Erasmo over Kluber ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  156. Carnac says:
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    Because I know Puig is pronounced “pweeg,” I end up reading all of the pig jokes in Elmer Fudd’s voice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  157. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    capps over furbush is the thinking right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  158. Big Magoo says:
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    Please tell me that either the redheaded basket case or the brunette who thinks she’s a supermodel got sent home last night. I was only able to watch through the eggs benedict challenge. Luca and the Puerto Rican girl shouldn’t have been lumped in with those two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pee poor episode last night… Hated that they didn’t have the usual format… Obviously Gordo needed to be in Vegas for something (grand opening of his latest crap restaurant?) and they moved it there with a lame side bar challenge…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Ugh… If he had some prior obligation, couldn’t he just have a guest host fill-in? Curtis Stone? Emeril? Paula Dean? Everyone knows that Graham is the focal point of the judges, anyway…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t miss Graham, that’s for sure… Yeah, lame episode, really disappointing as it’s all I have now that Game of Thrones is over…

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Tell me about it… Summertime TV is usually piss poor as it is… Speaking of Gordo’s crap restaurant(s), that comment reminded me of when my buddy took his wife to one of Ramsay’s NY places a couple of years ago – his wife ordered a “BLT” that came liquified and layered in a martini glass… They wound up grabbing some Burger King on the way back to their hotel…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I ate at his supposed Michelin star place in LA and it was fair at best, far from good…

  159. Bryan S says:
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    Should I trade Cargo for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Bryan S: CarGO just taken out of the game for Colvin, something ankle related FYI

  160. Greyismyhero says:
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    Who to drop if any for Porcello??

    Parker
    Cingrani
    Milone

    Also, I have Cingrani everywhere, Whats everyone doing with him? Apparently hes getting sent down. Wait until the Cueto start or what??

    Thanks

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I’m dropping Cingrani for Porcello after his next start at the latest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani…Going down is what they say…

  161. 'Topes says:
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    Do you see Billy Hamilton having an impact this season?

    Would you drop him for SP Streaming (Danks or Santiago) or save chasing (Capps) in a deep league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  162. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    did colvin just pinch hit for cargo?thats the way it looks in yahoo box score

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Yea, just flipped on the radio broadcast long enough to hear them say, “As soon as we get an update, we’ll have it to you. Hopefully just a tweak of that left ankle”.

    • Mitch says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Pacheco hit a foul ball which hit cargo who was in the on deck circle. Had to leave game. Unreal. No word on severity.

      • Prezz says:
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        @Mitch: wow gotta be kidding me… Unbelievable..

        • smegma says:
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          @Prezz: Fowler out as well with hand injury after getting fingers hit on bunt attempt. Will undergo MRI.

  163. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Cargo was taken out of the game in the first inning. Not sure what caused the injury. Colvin came in for him.

  164. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, start two of the following next week. need k’s. who do you like?

    cashner – @ sf, vs lad
    parker – @ tex, @ sea
    garza – vs hou

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner, Garza

  165. Barry B says:
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    Hey Grey, do you see Josh Rutledge coming back anytime soon? I was thinking of stashing him.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Barry B: I think he’s got to. He’s only hitting .350 since they sent him down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 weeks

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Oh snap, really? Getting some pop in my MI would be dope. Stashed him instead of Puig and would like to start feeling good about that already.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully…

  166. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    THANKS GUYS,AND YOU HEARD IT HERE 1ST,THATS WHY WE LOVE RAZZBALL,AND GREY HELPS TOO

  167. Gray Elbright says:
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    Wow Cargo is officially the most unlucky and injury prone player. Jordan Pechecho needs to be sent back down to AAA for that.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Gray Elbright:

      Yeah,just found out why Colvin was X’ed out in Yahoo but was 1-1 in the 2nd.Now I’m not sure what to do.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Gray Elbright:

      That’s just great. Twice this week I had a Cargonary Arrest. That’s where you notice your guy pulled in the box score and you’re like uh oh what the crud.

  168. AB says:
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    So about trading Pujols in a pts league with -1 for strikeouts 4pts hr 3 triple… 1 pt rbi 1pt run.

    I need a 3b probably as I can have Cuddyer fill in at 1b, and I have been shuffling Prado and M. Young at 3b. Do I go for Beltre or Machado?

    Is this current hot streak Pujols is on good enough to get a throw in with Manny and is Beltre’s hammy a big concern?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  169. Prezz says:
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    OTS where are you!? I dont see a sign!!!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Prezz:

      Mrs Oaktown is there today. I’m there tomorrow.

      • Prezz says:
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        @OaktownSteve: ohh sorry im easily confused.. i dont see a broom either tho.. right behind home? Or more up behind the railing that goes all around?

      • Kid A says:
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        @OaktownSteve: We can do dueling razzball signs tomorrow. I’ll be 3rd base side. I dig the “Grey 3:16″. Funny shit if it actually gets picked up on the tele.
        Any insight on Doolittle. He didn’t look very good up close last night during warmups and the yanks had his timing down in a big way. hiding an injury?

        • Prezz says:
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          @Kid A: werent you there the other night when my buddy was screaming at joba to smile for instagram? Cant really miss the guy.. hes bigger than joba..

          • Kid A says:
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            @Prezz: I was there last night for Straily and the terrible mess that is Hughes. Jabba came on and looked awful as well. Didn’t catch your pal, there was alot of Jabba trash going on and I was roving between first and third bases sides. Will be there tomorrow night again for my last game of the season. Look for the guy with the “Grey 3:16″ sign.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Kid A:

          I think Doolittle is going through a dead arm period. He pitched a ton in the stretch where he had 13 consecutive scoreless appearances. All high leverage and a couple of multi-inning stints. I actually thought he looked a little better last night. One thing that was interesting is he’s starting to use the change. I do think the deception in his delivery is not as pronounced now that guys have seen him and they are timing the fastball a little better. He’s been working on putting in a couple of wrinkles.

  170. Z says:
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    Hey Grey, back again with another big picture question — this time Adrian Gonzalez. Once upon a time he was a top 20 bat. Now he’s hovering around 50-70. How do you expect him to finish this, next and the following season (among first basemen and among all hitters)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      25-homers, .275 average, good counting stats, no steals…

      • Z says:
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        @Grey: You think he’s going to be a top 30-40 player again or is he 50-100 from here on out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 50-ish sounds about right…

  171. zoltan says:
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    So Rosario is driving me absolutely nuts. 8 team league with OBP, Perez, Lucroy, Montero, Gattis are available. Take any of them over Rosario at this point or just sit in a corner and pray that Rosario removes his head from his ass?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @zoltan: With all those options at your disposal, you can quadruple cram it. Hot Catcherato!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  172. Steady says:
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    Another quick one… 8 team keeper H2h 5×5 so its pretty shallow and my OF’s are all extremely good.. My worst OF’s going forward according to your ROS are AJAX and Brown… I like both of them more than Cuddyer ROS. I would like to upgrade my MI from brandon crawford whose done a nice job while kinsler has been out but I was thinking of getting Howie Kendrick straight up for one of my OF’s then dropping crawford to make room for kinsler when he gets back.. Is Cuddyer too much for Kendrick? I also am crushing in wins and K’s with 8 starters and 2 closers.. would you drop T.Wood for G.Holland to help out when Cain or recently Moore blows up during a week?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not too much… Yes, drop Wood…

      • Steady says:
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        @Grey: I also just realized that Marte was dropped… no brainer pick up for B. Crawford to try and flip him right… I have the number one claim

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • Steady says:
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      @Steady: Just for the record my OF’s are: JUp, Bruce, Gomez, Cuddyer, Brown, Heyward, Cespedes, Ajax… also on a side note to the above im virtually tied for first in runs homers and stolen basses but buttom half in RBI and Avg.

  173. A-Ram Baller says:
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    I just traded Latos and Felix Hernandez for Harvey and J. Upton in a H2H league. Good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  174. Kid A says:
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    Ass Jerky Burnett pulled from start with calf problems. DLicious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  175. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team weekly,
    Sit one of these OF …
    BUp, Alex Gordon, Kelly Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Carnac says:
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      @Kid A:

      A: Big holes to fill.

      Q: What do the ladies of Cougar Life have in common with the Mets lineup?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        This needs to be retweeted somehow…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Carnac: HAHA! Carnac, I had a feeling this would be a wellspring of material for you. Look forward to Prezzi sinking his kinky canines into this as well.

        • Prezz says:
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          @Kid A: that was so good i wont even try to contend..

          +1

          Or 1+ if jaywrong is reading..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Carnac: Hahaha…well played!

      • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Carnac: *stares at screen in awe*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should someone go check on Mrs. Oaktown? It’s getting late there…

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: 17 innings, thats alota nachos

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t see a mustache sign in the stands…

  176. Dough BOY says:
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    Pitching is wainwright, mad max, j Zim, Ryun, minor, and I have Beachy stashed

    Of is Stanton, Choo, Holliday, Adam jones, we start 4 outfielders got offered j up for wainwright and Choo… Thinking I should do the deal

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Dough BOY: I wouldn’t

      • Dough BOY says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        It is so hard to figure out a deal it is he’s to head with only 3 keepers and I am hurting for RBI/hr. so trying and I win pitching pretty much 6-0 every week, so trying to make a deal with the surplas

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Dough BOY: Well you just got Stanton back. You should be doing well enough in other offensive cats to win weeks. I mean it’s a justifiable trade. I just prob wouldn’t do it. Maybe I’d trade a starter for some pop straight up.

  177. Matt B says:
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    Hey Grey, keeper trade question
    12 team, mixed, weekly h2h 1 win, 5×5 (OBP instead of avg), 8 bats + Util for 5 Batting Cats, 4 SP + 2 RP for 5 Pitching Cats, keep 7 each year forever penalty free

    Trade SP Felix Hernandez + OF Starling Marte
    get OF Giancarlo Stanton + DH David Ortiz

    I’m fairly deep at SP without Felix (pick 4: Kershaw, Latos, Fister, AJ Griffin, Millone, Homer Bailey)
    I have Desmond Jennings, Austin Jackson, Gardner, Reddick at OF. Could probably use the DH bat

    • Matt B says:
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      @Matt B: sorry forgot the ?. Should I trade Felix/Marte for Stanton/Ortiz in a keeper w/ OBP instead of AVG? Thanks

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Matt B: I would hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you need power…

  178. Jack says:
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    Predictions for Kyle Gibson and Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask our prospect writer

  179. CJ says:
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    anyone know why cj wilson is ranked so high on the streaminator for tomorrow?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @CJ: Are you questioning the Stream-O-Nator?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Rudy on the SON page…

  180. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    With all of the cash that the Angry Birds franchise has gathered and the countless spin-offs (Star Wars, RIO, Angry Pigs etc.) after seeing the Dodgers/D Bags brawl the other night it hit me that it’s only a matter of time before we see the next spin-off: ANGRY PUIG’s

    Speaking of said brawl, I thought the way that the Diamondbacks handled it on the field was bush league. They not only started the action with plunking prized prospect Puig in the noggin, then after Greinke’s rightful retaliation with a purpose pitch in the middle of the back of Montero, to have Kennedy retaliate that with a near beaning of Greinke?!? Kind of brings to mind when you’re driving and you call out a driver by way of beep or bird (your choice) for either cutting you off, blowing off a stop sign or not waiting their turn at a 4-way stop and they in turn beep or bird you! What the…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  181. Bill says:
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    Grey: Someone needs to provide regular advice on how to negotiate a trade and work a deal.

    -The Negotiator

  182. Mike says:
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    What’s up with Dayan Viciedo? Any upside left with him for dynasty’s? I actually liked him last yr and thought he could improve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s an all or nothing hitter who’s slumping…

  183. smegma says:
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    Would you trade Crisp or Aramis for Hanley? I’d like to upgrade SS but I’m not sure if I’d piss on Hanley if he was on fire after having him on my team before. Plus he’s injured…I have Alcedes at SS right now with the two players above on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aramis

  184. Doorstop says:
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    Carter Capps a long trm solution or just a handcuff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Handcuff

  185. hankp says:
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    Good IF depth, awful pitching in a 5×5 league. Would you move Nick Franklin for Liriano or the struggling Wilhelmsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  186. desert_heat says:
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    Been offered Cain, Matt and McCutchen, Andrew for Pence, Hunter and Scherzer, Max ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d hold…

      • desert_heat says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  187. MasterofGrond says:
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    Fowler took one off the hand and left the game. DAMN IT. First Burnett, now Dexter, my team is dropping like flies today.

    Thank god Goldy isn’t playing today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  188. Larry says:
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    Lost Burnett. Add Milone or G Cole?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  189. Kevin says:
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    Sit or start: Hamels @ Col, Cole vs. LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit, start

  190. AJ says:
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    Man oH Man…I’m starting to get frustrated with Mr. Anthony RizzO!! I member the day like it was last month…when I turned on the tube and Espn had BREAKING NEWS Cubs and RizzO agree to Mucho CasH MoneY!! I was like what?? Why now in the middle of his HOT streak?? Let the Man play and do his Thing!! Can’t wait till seasons end?? Then I knew he was gonna start blowin!! Hope he turns is around!! Specially since no one wants to trade me for him…..sighhhhhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @AJ: @Grey: Who was that Cubs RF/1B from last year, bopped a few homers early? Everyone was like “OMG this guy’s awesome.” Don’t think he’s on a roster this year. Yeah, that guy, he passed the torch to Rizzo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brett Jackson?

  191. Jon says:
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    Cruz/Garza or Marte/Street?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, it’s fair

  192. artie says:
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    I was offered Bumgardner for Puig. That enough?
    Head says yes, greedy bastard says no.

    • artie says:
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      *Bumgarner

      • AJ says:
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        @artie: I would want more..just find a dodger fan to trade with…they really lovvvvee them sum bacon!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bum

  193. AJ says:
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    Yup Yup that be him!! Member someone trying to trade him high to me…I was like negative …he’s playing in Japan now.

  194. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    You have buy/sell Friday’s. How about Must Stash Monday.s (that’s right, mustache) to highlight imminent call-ups and injured players nearing a return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Prospect guy does call-ups..Nearing returns are in the roundups…

  195. Gray Elbright says:
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    So we holding Straily then? Also, Lamahieu is a sneaky SAGNOF but I am hearing Rutledge is killing AAA so IDK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you can, read the post…

      • Gray Elbright says:
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        @Grey:

        I can but have a watchful eye on Ricky Porcello

  196. Kid A says:
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    Cargo, Fowler, and now Tulo. What a day for the rocks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn