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The love has been sucked out of the room for Justin Upton.  His fantasy value went skydiving.  After it went Rocky Mountain climbing.  He went from totally chic to totally geek in 2.7 seconds on the back of a bull named “You, Man, Are Phooey.”  (Where I grew up bulls had thoroughbred-like horse names.)  If we can all remember back to April, with her freckles– Oh, wait, was thinking of the wrong April.  I meant the month.  *embarrassed Lisa Simpson giggle*  In April, Upton look the world by the nuts and put a roof over every homeless person’s head.  Turned out that those roofs were just sheets of matzoh and they got soggy during a rain-out in May.  May you’re supposed to bring flowers!  Upton’s HR/FB in April wasn’t maintainable (38.7%) and his badonkadonks flattened.  He’s also not a 1 homer per month guy.  On our last 30-day Player Rater, he has a -$7 value.  That’s the same as Sugar Shane Robinson and Pedro Flori-none and Lyle Overbite.  That’s not even near Upton’s value.  His owners are panicked.  Was Upton a one month guy?  If he’s healthy, he’s not.  He’s just slumping.  This is a guy that regularly touched .800 OPS and is now barely cracking .550.  I see no reason why he can’t be a 5-homer, .280 hitter every month for the rest of the year with a handful of steals.  If someone has him and is sick from his roller coaster ride, I’d strap myself in sans barf bag and trade for him.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

John Jaso – In a platoon with Derrek Norris — or as I like to call it, Jason Orris, but Jaso has been hitting recently.  Jaso’s more of deep league look, so go put on your snorkel, Cousteau.

Miguel Montero – April and May wasn’t a good time to be a Montero.  A bunch of Muttsubishi Monteros that you couldn’t move off your lot quick enough.  In May, Montero has been hitting .288, but the power still hasn’t showed up.  Yet.  Ah, yet, you turn me around with your word.

Mitch Moreland – The guy who was breaking out until he broke down is returning today.  Hopefully, he can pick up where he left off.  Mitch, don’t kill my vibe.

Nick Franklin – I wouldn’t go as far to say he’s Franklin Mint, but he’s more valuable than anything you have from Franklin Mint.

Logan Forsythe – A So-Cal Forsythe would naturally lead you to think he’s an Angel.  He’s not, but at least he’s not gnarly.  By the way, the Padres tried to do a Charlie’s Angels inspired poster but it just looked like two guys running out of a giant bush.  I blame Kyle Blanks’s afro.

Anthony Rendon – This week is like the opposite of the Middle Infieluenza of 2012.  I spy lots of MIs.

Gordon Beckham – He’s hitting .320 with 0 homers.  Hope is a four letter word.  Give Gordon hype and watch him burn.  Oh, but Beckham’s not that old.  Eric Young could outperform him in three days, but I’m not that bold.  That stupid song is so stuck in my head it’s like I have a Top 40 deejay in my head from the moment I wake up.  Here’s an invention, a pill you take to get a song out of your head.  Hmm, maybe that’s a roofie.

Cody Ransom – He has five homers in the last 9 games.  He’s also only played 8 games all of June.  You’d think the Cubs had great options.  They’re confusing today’s lineup with the 1898 club when they were powered by Skeets McGolly, Yitz Iain’tajewpleaseplayme and Barry Pall, who ate a dodo bird before every game, convinced they would never go extinct.

Pedro Ciriaco – If you’re in a deepish league where Franklin, Forsythe, Rendon, et al (not the Israeli airline) are all taken, I think Ciriaco can have solid value.  He could steal 7 bases in a few short weeks.  BTW, are there only Red Sox fans who play at ESPN?  Last year, Ciriaco was snatched up immediately when he was in Beantown.  Now, he’s at 0.1% owned.  This year, Jose Iglesias went from 0% owned to 60% in like 3 days.  The Jose Iglesias who hit .202 in the minor leagues this year and .118 for the Red Sox last year.  Is Web Gems a more popular category in fantasy leagues than I know?

Nolan Arenado – Looking under a rock that’s labeled, “Whelmed,” and there’s Arenado.  Still, I have faith that he could get crazy hot in the summer in Coors.

Mike Aviles – Has done well since he took over for Asdrubal (.300+ average), but the problem has been is he’s Martin Prado’ing it all over his stats with little to no power or speed.  Counting stats he’s got up the wazoo!  That’s also a great line to not be overheard saying in a bar if you want to talk to a girl ever.  “Counting stats he’s got up the wazoo!  Oh, hey, what’s your name, sunshine?”

Brian Dozier – I went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and figure it out.

Trevor Plouffe – Returned this week from a concussion, and, unlike most guys that happens to, he looks better than when he left.  Rovert against the norm!

Will Venable – I know getting excited about Padre hitters is hard.  Well, trying to get you excited about Padre hitters is like trying to tell a kid that Brussels sprouts are good.  Gotta trust me, Venable is good right now and won’t make your pee smell funny.

Leonys Martin – He had 7 steals in May and five so far in June.  Martin & Runnin’s no Laugh-In matter.

Marlon ByrdMarlon Byrd’s kid, “Dad has five homers while hitting almost .330 in June.”  Now you can say a little Byrd told you.

Josh Reddick – Here’s a good test.  If Reddick’s not owned in your league, you should be in a deeper league.  You see there’s leaders and there’s followers, but I’d rather be in a league where Reddick is owned than any shallower.

Tyler Colvin – This kinda goes for all Rockies hitters.  You should own them, but you might need to bench them in away games.  Even the Hitter-Tron is hip to that.  He’s also hip to how to turn on a DVD player in a way you’ve never seen.

Peter Bourjos – SAGNOF!

Eric Young – SAGNOF Jr.!

Gregor Blanco – SAGNOF Jr. Jr.!

Brandon Moss – He hit 21 homers last year.  He already has 13 homers in 67 games this year.  Rather than stashing, say, Oscar Taveras, wouldn’t it make more sense to play Moss when he plays?  Rhetorical!

Thomas Neal – Kidding.  WHO IS THIS GUY?!

Erasmo Ramirez – I suggest you grab him now before I make him the lede in next week’s Buy.  In Nick, the podcast host, voice, “You have been advised.”

Rick Porcello – Yes, he looked like the old Porcello in his last start that used to sing back-up to Feist on the Mushaboom track, but Porcello should still be owned.

Jordan Lyles – Selling Astros pitchers to you is like selling Brussels sprouts to a kid out of a tinted van from 500 feet away.  Lyles is similar to Porcello in that he was rushed to the majors and is still very young and should be usable now in all leagues, and potentially a huge breakout for next year.

Dillon Gee – He’s not in the Lyles-Porcello mold, which has floating pieces of pineapple.  Gee is a solid four to five fantasy starter without huge upside.

Chris Tillman – As I just said, “He’s flirting with being a usable pitcher for every league, but his walks are a tad high.  Luckily, he’s leaving a lot of men on, which isn’t the best way to succeed.  I could see taking the Tillman flyer, but he’s not a safe bet.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Jason VargasStream-o-Nator likes his next start and so do I.  SON, “Thanks for the vote of confidence.  For a while I felt like you were liking Hitter-Tron, or even, dare I say, the Buysellatops more than me.  Like you weren’t even listening when I–”  Okay, moving on.

Corey Kluber – How is he only owned in 11% of leagues?  I get it, he sounds like he sells glow sticks at a rave, but his K-rate is near 9 and walk rate is below 2.  Those are near-ace numbers.  You shouldn’t need anything else.

Koji Uehara – Here’s a short story on frustration.  Last time Bailey was injured, I grabbed Uehara in every league.  I knew he was the better man for the job.  The Red Sox thought Junichi was, and I was SAGNOF-blocked.  So, this time I know Bailey is donezo before anyone else, and I learned my lesson.  This time I would grab Junichi.  So, the Red Sox named Koji closer.  WHAT THE EFFIN’ EFF?!

Yoervis Furez – Wilhelmsen has looked like Jesse Helms at a same-sex marriage ceremony.  Unfortch, the shituation in M-town doesn’t have me wanting to knock boots.  It could be anyone from Medina to Perez to Furbush, which sounds like a double play in a DEA softball league.  Let’s just hope Seattle can contain it’s closepocalypse.

Joaquin Benoit – I just went over my Joaquin Benoit fantasy.  I wrote it while singing Danny’s Song by Anne Murray.

SELL

Domonic Brown – It’s with great regret I say Domonic Brown is a sell.  I have a great rue that is turning Brown.  I am Rue McClanahan talking about those golden whirls of his bat.  Ain’t that right, boo?  Rue.  Brown isn’t a 40+ homer guy as his current pace suggests.  I’d love if he were.  He does have 30+ homer power and 15 steal speed.  He’s already over 20 homers and at 8 steals.  If you have him, you have probably two-thirds of his season’s stats.  I wouldn’t trade him for a ColecoVision but I would explore options.

Carlos Gonzalez – For a moment, I’m going to take you back to last Thursday.  Time travel makes some people nauseous so stare at one spot.  *wavy lines*  Okay, you can stop staring at that spot.  Hello!  Over here!  All right, good.  So, last Thursday, you groaned, CarGo was pulled from the game, looked like he was injured after taking a Pacheco foul ball off his foot.  You knew it was too good to be true.  CarGo can’t stay healthy, you said.  Then you went out, had twelve Lemon Drop shots and returned the next morning with lots of regret, promising to never drink again and CarGo was hitting again.  When someone mentioned the CarGo injury from Thursday, you thought they meant the vomit you sprayed inside your Tercel.  CarGo has played more than 140 games once in his career.  He could go 40/30 if he stays healthy, but that ‘if’ is the size of your enlarged liver.  I wouldn’t trade CarGo for a blind date with Jane Lynch, but I would start to look to see what you can get before the injury hits.  Oh, crap, I just realized something.  I don’t know how to get us back from last Thursday.

  1. FillyP says:
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    Already back to the old avatar, eh? I guess there’s comfort in the familiar.

    Was offered Brown for Cole. 12t 7×7 H2H OBP/XBH and QS/IP. It’s a keeper, but only 3/2 or 2/3 bat/pitch max. And up to 3 years. Think I can do a little better then that.. what say you? Maybe I can try to package with a back-end starter to upgrade my pitching.

    And what’s up with Wilhelmsen? How much longer do we wait it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can do better…. In some leagues, I’d move on from Wilhelmsen

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, I’m going to give him a week or two. Picked up Cishek and he’s been a pleasant surprise.. right now I’ve got him + Perkins + the Bartender.

        What do you think about Bailey? I get the feeling his perceived value is higher than he’s actually pitching.. been an up and down season. Would you do Brown + Bailey for a top 20 SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @FillyP: I would do that for a Top 20 SP…

    • Sean says:
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      @FillyP: Grey -> New Grey -> Grey Classic

  2. Howard says:
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    @Grey Before I read your lede I sent out an offer of JUpton/Sabathia for Domonic/Wheeler. Which side do you prefer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I hadn’t got to the SELL yet.

  3. Fister says:
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    Dropped Aoki for Bourjos looking for SAGNOF without much of a runs drop-off. Thoughts?

    Aoki is 6/13 this year in steals, with 7 caught stealing! This for the Brewers, who recently have lead the league in SB success rate (Roeneke must pick his spots wisely).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bourjos

      • Fister says:
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        @Grey: Excellent. Thanks Grey! You and JB are on the same page here. Very nice buy/sell — lots of closers and middle infield, that’s like the surf and turf of buy/sell.

  4. kingforaday151 says:
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    Grey, what say you about Alex Gordon? Playing in a league that counts total bases, along with your preseason prediction, I was all sorts of jazzed by Gordon’s start after reaching a bit for him in the draft. I own him and J-Upton, and they’ve both gone cold for a month+. You buying a turnaround for Gordon, or is he replacement level ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy a turn around from Gordon… Love to see him start hitting more homers though…. Entire Royals offense has disappointed so far…

      • kingforaday151 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, I concur on the homers. Seems like every spring I see that KC lineup and figure it’s bound to produce, and then every May I laugh at myself and promise I’ll never trust them again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…Sadly…

  5. JJ says:
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    Do you think that Coles/Lind would be enough to pry away Rizzo in a keeper league?
    I know that he likes the young guys(pervert)

    Coles/Hardy?
    Coles/Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send any of those for Rizzo… Start at Reynolds, Hardy…

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I started with Coles/Reynolds

        Thanks

    • stumanji says:
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      @JJ: Depends if Coles is Bimbo or Laveranues.

  6. Anthony says:
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    Yo Greycarolo, who would you rather have as a 1B in a mixed h2h points league, Hosmer or Belt? Thanks brother

  7. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    That Brown sell call is for redrafts. What can Brown do for me in a dynasty?

  8. Roman says:
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    I can’t stop LOLing at the Thomas Neal blurb.

  9. Vin says:
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    should i drop didi gregorios for logan forsythe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vin: Sure

      • Mr. Blonde says:
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        @Grey: I just did this. Thanks for knocking me out of my hot-start stupor with Gregorious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. mike says:
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    Grey and anyone else who wants to chime in…I took a risk and traded King Felix for Bryce Harper and Zach Wheeler! What are your thoughts on this? Am I a complete moron for hoping Harper is going to be a beast when/if he comes back??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, Harper sound be fine while he returns… Until he runs into another fence, kidding, sorta

  11. royce! says:
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    14 team h2h. I have Benoit, Bell, Holland, Pestano and A Bailey. Drop Bailey for Erasmo?

    • mike says:
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      @royce!: definitely! He just got demoted from the closer role and erasmo is gonna be a beast

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: tough call. I think this is
      Short term. But him or bell if need be. There is not a bench or sp to drop

  12. FillyP says:
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    How about picking up K-Rod and dropping Wilhelmsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  13. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Nice laugh in drop without bringing up goldie hawn

    This was the most if you’re desperate or playing in a weak league buy/sell

    • Grey

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      Thanks!

  14. OaktownSteve says:
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    While good in theory, I would think it would be virtually impossible to sell Cargo. Unless your league other owners are semi-sentient rocks and smoking monkeys wearing hats. You’ll get nothing but irritating low-ball rebids.

    What’s more, I think Cargo is living the charmed life this year. He’s had 3 close calls and managed to escape. If that bullet off the ankle in the ondeck circle didn’t do it, I’m saying he’s bullet proof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Is that Nikolai Volkoff? Not sure about bulletproof, as I was watching him last night I was thinking he’s gonna get hurt right now and my Sell will seem silly…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I disagree most vigorously, Albright. Most vigorously indeed. Isn’t it fun to argue about hunches about millionaire ballplayers over the internet with absolutely no basis in fact to support the position on other side?

        Indeed it is. It was Nikolai Volkov, but I switched William Golding.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is fun indeed… Nikolai is so proud in that picture.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: we could of made a great tag team :-(

          The cargo sell is useful. Over half of the question askers play in garbage leagues with morons

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: the iron shiek gets into your psyche…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ptooey!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: razzball number one..espn sucks. Yahoo sucks ptooey! ptooey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…Aw, it’ll never get old…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: ill try not to overkill it like espn and the yanks/sox 24/7 propoganda machine

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ptooey!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You can’t, it stays gold

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: snafu larry ptooey ptooey ptooey ptooey ptooey ptooey ptooey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      New subject, I’m fascinated by this Paula Deen train wreck…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: what?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She’s racist.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I figured that. She is from the south. I hate white people as a group. What did she say?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She’s racist, y’all! She said she wanted a plantation style wedding, all pre-Civil War like and she dropped the N-word a few times, classic PR meltdown now in full effect with bad apology video…

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                      @Jack Full of Hate: That’s silly, Jack. You shouldn’t hate white people or any other group of people. Hate individuals. Anything else is just racism, bro.

                      Now, don’t tase me, bro!

                    • Hawk says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate:

                      Mo’ Butter Blues: The Paula Deen Story

  15. Mike says:
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    Pop Quiz Hot Shot! Utley coming back from the DL, You’ve got Franklin, Segura and Alexei Ramirez for 2B, SS and MI. Gotta drop one. What do you do? What do you do?

    Quote reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug2hLQv6WeY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Franklin

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: it pains me, but I will

    • mike says:
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      @Mike: give Franklin the boot…Alexei stealing too many bases to be dropped

      • Mike says:
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        @mike: I always take mike’s advice

        • mike says:
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          @Mike: mikes a smart guy haha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Mike is handsome.

  16. SetPhaserstoDL says:
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    Franklin, Rendon, or Profar at the 2B spot?

    As a Braves fan, I’m hoping that Upton(s?) turns things around. Maybe they should both stop taking hitting advice from Dan Uggla.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Franklin

  17. 1. trade A Gonzalez for Shields?
    2. pick up Moss or Moreland to replace Gonzalez
    3. stick to A Gonzalez rather than what is available at 2?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Don’t love it 2. Yes

  18. Snarf says:
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    you’re saying to buy Arenado…what’s his value for the next 2 years?
    I play in a keeper league (3 year contracts) and i’m thinking of trading for him.
    Snarf! snarf!

    • Grey

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      Could be a top five 3B next year…

  19. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey, I asked this morning about picking up Lawrie and and you suggested dumping Gyorko for him over Arenado or Rendon. I start Sal Perez at catcher and we only start one of them in our lineup (12 team league) but I also have Grandal on my roster a back-up. Do you think I should just drop Grandal for Lawrie instead of Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Grandal

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Brooke: Don’t roster 2 catchers in a one catcher league, unless it’s a gattis/napoli/doumit type who qualifies at multiple positions. Gyorko was coming on strong before the groin issue, I’d drop Grandal.

  20. Jackrabbit says:
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    In a 12-team 5×5, how do you feel about Pierzynski and a 7th round pick for McCann and an 11th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the point

  21. mike says:
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    Who do u like better for the rest of the season Rizzo or Butler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  22. Dkohn says:
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    1) Rather drop Cashner or Hector Santiago to stash Erasmo?
    a. Would you drop Cashner or Hector for Erasmo?
    2) Drop Hosmer for Bourjos?
    3) *This week on SNL weekend update* Seth: Really Grey? Really? Josh Reddick? What’s he hitting like .206? Recommending him is Josh Reddickulous!
    a. HA kidding, I know you got all your advanced research that us plebeians know nothing about. I actually drafted him due to you obviously. Just haven’t seen the buy signs yet. Guess I’ll have to be a follower …still love you though…OMG LOOK IT’S GREY ALBRIGHT *Bieber fan screams*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… 1) Santiago 2. Apples and oranges 3) Ha

  23. Colton says:
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    Kluber over either Gosh Johnson or Ryan Dempster ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either… Johnson

  24. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Every time I go to use Buysellatops I open the tools menu and then after looking around go through all the other menu drop downs trying to find it. When I’m all set to write a comment saying that Buysellatops has disappeared I go look under tools once more just to be sure. It’s at that point I see “Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell Tool”, and realize that it is in fact the Buysellatops. Although the name doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well.

    Does Razzball not love Buysellatops as much as Stream-o-Nator or Hitter-Tron? Is that why you hide him away under some pseudo name? For Shame!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy labeled it and menu’d it… Gotta ask him why he hates…

  25. FillyP says:
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    It’s Friday, so I’m going to bug you more than normal.

    How about trading Gordon for A. Cab? My OF is J. Upton, Jones, Reddick, Brown, Willingham, Gordon. My MI right now is Rutledge, Cozart, and Escobar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it…

  26. Duke says:
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    The way Franklin has been going I’m now wondering if should just drop him as planned to put Utley back in. Franklin Utley Alexei are my Mid-Infidels, rather drop one of these guys than Kluber…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Utley or Franklin… Pretty much a toss up…

  27. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    I’d absolutely trad Dom Brown for a ColecoVision. Those things could fetch a couple hundy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? *going through closet*

  28. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Grey Dog!!! I have one more add on player left for the week and I need help on a decision where I gotta stream an extra pitcher. Either SAT or Sunday, don’t matter. The first pitcher I mention outta the 2 is the guy I’m aiming for. Who would you pickup?? Joe Blanton in LA vs C Morton PIT,, C Carrasco in CLE vs. M Pelfrey MIN,, Dan Haren in WAS vs. J Chacin COL,, or Tim Hudson ATL vs. Gorzelanny at MIL I know you said Hudson cause all of these guys have a huge advantage on the stream o nator but theres one more guy I didn’t mention.. Gee is also up on the other pitcher this weekend. Should I stay with Hudson or Gee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

      • Frank White says:
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        Actually I just looked up Gee on the stram o nator and he’s pretty even with Pettibone at Philly.. Blanton has a crazy high advantage over Morton… You still would go with Gee even though the stream o nator gives Blanton way higher advantages??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Gee

          • Frank White says:
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            I’m about to grab Gee now… Sorry but I just gotta know, If you don’t like Blanton, which I don’y either but in this one game, Then why don’t you like him for this outing on Sunday where he is so much more Favored over Morton? I though the stream o nator was pretty accurate.. Do you just think he might not do good but just do better then Morton??

  29. Jimmy says:
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    Yo Grey, Rutledge or Brandon Crawford ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  30. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you drop any of the guys below for Porcello or Erasmo?

    1. J. Parker
    2. Kluber
    3. Cashner
    4. Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner for Porcello

  31. Josh O.

    JoshO says:
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    Discounting Zobrist’s versatility, Choo or Zobrist ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  32. JFK says:
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    Thoughts on Beachy and Ogando:

    1) Will either/both end up in the ‘pen for an extended period upon their return, and
    2) Assuming they don’t stay there ROS, how would you rank the following upon their return to the rotation: Lester, Masterson, Porcello, Wheeler, Straily, Beachy, Ogando

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Prolly 2) Beachy and Ogando are at the end

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Hmm, was afraid of that…thanks for the confirmation!
        Higher hopes for one over the other?

        Whilst we wait for the ‘Stros/Cubs to start, here’s a continuation from another thread:
        Masterson + Straily for Fister?
        Lester + Porcello for Latos? (If Lester shows signs of turning things around and has a good outing today.)
        If not close, does adding Beachy or Ogando to either make them work?

        Finally, if Lester continues to fester today, Lackey > Lester ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fister over Masterson… Latos over Lester/Porcello…Lester over Lackey

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you think Beachy will used for long relief or a7th,8th inning type?

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo:

          Or just at any random opportunity to get him work(cringes)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          60% chance of it

  33. David says:
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    I’ve been offered Carlos Gomez for Justin Upton in a keeper league where Gomez is likely more attractive next year (auction format, where players are kept at +$5, Gomez drafted $11 and Upton $33). Would you make the deal? I think Gomez may be worth about as much as Upton the rest of the way, and the ability to redraft Gomez next year at $17 is attractive.

    • David says:
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      @David: Also, I’m 6th of 12 in a tight league where 6 make the playoffs, so I’m looking to stay competitive for this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I wouldn’t…

  34. Chuck says:
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    Grey, is Adam Eaton even worth stashing or do you think his elbow doesn’t have a chance of holding up? I’ve been stashing him but I can really use the roster spot. I’ve got Trout, Cutch, Pence, Marte and BJ as outfielders already, will I regret it if I drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think you’ll regret dropping him

  35. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    CarGo and Iwakuma for Trout and Wainwright. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  36. Steve D. says:
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    Have an open bench slot and a need at my CI slot in my 10 team redraft – use the 6th waiver spot on Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  37. Tom C says:
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    Grey, would you trade Josh Hamilton for Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  38. Steve D. says:
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    Just flipped Segura and Chris Sale (who you’ve said will break down at some point) for King Felix (and of course he got drubbed last last night). Win for me, or overpay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Overpay

  39. AJ says:
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    Grey if you could have any of theses aces Kershaw, Yu, Felix, Lee, Waino, Verlander or Harvey, which one would you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  40. Lob Ball says:
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    I have these ads popping up on my computer screen where I least expect them. Damn it, I have the Joe Blanton virus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see them, so you need to be more specific…

  41. J-Lef says:
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    I remember the Thomas Neal saga well. Two years ago, my buddy and I saw the Twitter feed light up….”Giants trade Thomas Neal to CLE for MI Cabrera”

    Holy shit! We fleeced them! We’re getting Asdrubal! Dance of joy, etc.

    Wait, you actually traded for Orlando Cabrera? Goddamnit Sabes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  42. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Would you trade Marte for Brandon Phillips? Roto league where I’m leading in SB by 12 and still have guys like e cabrera, a jones, pence, and choo for steals. My MI is Rutledge Johnson and Cozart, really struggling in that department.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  43. Ed says:
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    Thoughts on Lind, Moreland, Reddick ROS? I’ve got Lind right now but the other two are available in my 12 team mixed league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Moreland for ROS

  44. Tony C Tony Do says:
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    SON hates Hector Santiago’s start at KC and the Royals have a terrible offense. So I’m wondering why I still have him on my team. It is a dynasty league and he is still young. The Ks are really nice & if he could cut his BB rate he’d be really good. Assuming Beachy comes back healthy & soon I need to fill one SP slot out of Cashner, Santiago, Lester & Oswalt. Waiver wire pickings are slim but include Lyles, Feldman, your buddy Tillman, Straily, Nolasco & SON’s favorite Joe Blanton!
    Who do you like?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Lyles

  45. Elwood Blues says:
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    Got offered Cingrani at $5 — I know he is in the ‘pen now.. but it is a keeper league, worth a buy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a buy

  46. TheNewGuy says:
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    Would Dom Brown for Upton get it done? If not would you trade your boy Adam Jones for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Brown for Upton

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Why don’t you ask the guy who has Upton? Don’t be scurred.

  47. Jon says:
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    What if I’m the person in my league who owns Reddick? Am I in a deep enough league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, unless you drop him then it’s a paradox.

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey: /brain explodes

      • Spike Owen says:
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        Damn, that’s me. Just picked him up out of the FA pool and he’s on the bubble when I get Panda and Reyes back… s@Grey:

  48. Haywood JaBlome says:
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    Grey, non-keeper points h2h league. When Harper comes back next week, I will need to drop my Utility hitter. Would you keep Wil Myers for the power upside or just be happy with what Billy Butler gives you? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be happy with Butler

  49. Lakitu says:
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    Speaking of Prado. What the hell am I supposed to with this guy? (Besides bench him every day like I’ve been doing)

    He’s not putting up counting stats. He’s batting .240. I picked up both Franklin and Anthony Rendon. Just disappointing. I can’t drop him, I guess. Do I just let him rot on the bench and pray he gets hot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess pray, doesn’t sound like there’s any options here

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Lakitu: Even if he never gets going consistently, his value is his multi-positional…ness. He does the job of 4 bench schmohawks.

      • Men-in-Cleats says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        The ability to get an 0-4 into your lineup at a variety of positions is incredibly valuable. He’s been a poor man’s Jeff Keppinger this year.

  50. Sanfran says:
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    Buying the old Avatar. Kinda like old Coke.

    Help with these options Coach Grey.

    Jennings, Moreland, Parra, and Frazier.

    Pick 2 for 12 team 5×5 Rpto for this weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Classic Coke! Jennings, Frazier

      • Sanfran says:
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        @Grey:

        Classic Grey..,, Enjoy the games this weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! You too!

  51. Pete says:
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    a) Is Lind about equal to Moreland, especially when he comes back down to earth?
    b) If no positional concern, where do you rank Arenado among those guys?
    c) Am I correct in saying that above all players I mentioned, you would drop Aybar first to keep all of them. Again, no positional concern.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yup B) Last C) Yup

  52. rotten Bats says:
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    I was offered upton for Lance Lynne straight up. My staff is pretty good but My OF is stacked. Would you take the deal? I get Upton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  53. MattTruss223 says:
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    Man, I’d love to buy me some J-Up, trouble is every league I don’t already own him in I ended up with Jason Heyward and BJ Upton. Owning all 3 Braves OFs seems a bit much.

    Took the test, the only leagues where Reddick is owned are my two RCLs…that includes two 12 team Yahoo! Pro Leagues. Geez. Trouble is I tried to stack my OF in those leagues, so not sure I have room for the addition. Joyce is my only droppable guy. Could also drop Rutledge or Doizer for him in one league.

    I think the Y! set-up with 3 OFs and 2 UTIL means more decent OFs are in the pool. I much prefer ESPN’s deeper roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Yahoo leagues are usually 3 OFs so demand is less so for Reddick… I’d drop Rutledge…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: Man, freaking Rutledge, has anyone gone from hero to zero faster? Hope he gets his shizz figured out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too

  54. Abdoozy says:
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    Very competitive 14 team H2H 6×6 w/ops,QS.
    Pujols, Napoli, Cuddyer, Crisp, AJones, McLouth, RZimm, Franklin, Rendon, Lucroy, Moss, Rollins.
    Grienke, Scherzer, Ryu, Lynn, Kluber, Cole, Frieri, Grilli, Tazawa, Wandy (DL)

    Who do I drop for Erasmo? Anyone? I haven’t been able to assemble an acceptable trade that would free up a bench slot.

    Tazawa was a speculative add last night. I’m in first place and would like to stay there.

    TIA and HAND.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for right now

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: Uehara and Miller already picked up, if Tazawa doesn’t get the full time gig he would be the drop for Erasmo, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  55. Cam says:
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    Add Moreland for Lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  56. Big Magoo says:
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    Welcome back, friend! I never trusted that animated Goulet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We had some fun, anime Grey and I, now back to business…

  57. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    No mention of Uggla’s vision problem these past two days. McCann had something like that last season right? What kind of air pollution is down in Atlanta?

  58. Mike says:
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    Great article. In a keeper league, guy wants me to trade Harper plus extra for Aramis and Phillips or tell him Beltre plus or bust. I am in 1st but need either a 2B or 3B since I have matt carpenter. Make the deal or keep Harper. Outfield depth is not a concern with Jones, Reddick, Crisp, Joyce and Melky on my roster and Hart on the DL. make a deal or not?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mike: Keeper league, you better get a lot more for Harper. You may have OF depth, but outside of Jones, a lot of talent to be desired.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t really fully understand what you’re asking, but I want Harper over all of those guys

  59. Hondo says:
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    Would offering my Kenley and Jup for Chris Davis be too much or get laughed at?

    It’s a redraft H2H holds league and my only other(sorta) closer is Benoit.I’m thinking of blowing off saves(my original intent,but now that Kenley is closing it’s muddled).

    I’ve got Reyes,Price and Beachy on the DL and have to make some room soon.

    My Of would then be Bruce,Choo and Puig(currently at util,where I want to use LaRoche later(Goldy on 1B),with Matt Carp as a backup.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not too much

  60. Ross says:
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    Yo Grey. Got an offer for my Mad Bum/McCutchen/Sandoval for Cespedes/Upton. 12-team roto, my pitching is stacked, should I take this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton, it’s fair

  61. Pete says:
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    Upton and Rizzo for Cole, Bruce, and Lind in a keeper league?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Pete: Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  62. OaktownSteve says:
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    Paula Deen…sure she’s a racist, but she did tolerate pornography in the workplace according to her deposition, so kind of a mixed bag there. The larger question is, what kind of a world is it where you get semi-famous by putting a cheeseburger between two donuts (and “putting a cheeseburger between two donuts” isn’t a euphemism for anything)?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Great, now I’m getting turned on by thinking about a cheeseburger between two donuts, and I can’t make up my mind which version I’m thinking about!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Dingbat:

        I love when nonsensical stuff somehow manages to sound dirty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… But would you allow mixed race porn?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Minstrelsy porn is a staple.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With Al Holdsome?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Anus and Andie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Uncle Tom’s Cabana Boy?

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Way Down South In Dixie

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ted Danson and Whoopi Sex Tape?

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    *shudder* That’s like weaponized porn.

  63. cwsrocks says:
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    Looking for best overall hitters (all stats are sucking now) from 5th OF and Util, how would u rank em?:

    Melky Cabrera
    J Reddick
    L Martin
    J Kubel
    T Frazier
    N Franklin
    B Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Reddick

  64. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Nice can’t buy me love reference, I just hope Justin does better than drive off into the sunset on a riding lawnmower with a hot chick on his lap. C’mon Justin, turn that beat around!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  65. JFK says:
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    With equal needs for power and speed, who helps most across-the-board ROS while hurting the least: BJ, PBJ, Reddick?

    W/o playing the chasing for saves game, how do you rank the following for ERA/WHIP help: Cecil, Crain, Gregerson, Smyly?

    PBJ shout-out, and lil somethin’ to perk up my fellow Rutledge owners: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSIKXYrvk_w

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BJ…Cecil, Smyly

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Was leaning otherwise on both, thanks for setting me straight!

  66. Dingbat says:
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    Drop Gerrit Cole for Erasmo?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Dingbat: Non-keeper, that is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  67. giant-eer says:
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    I’m locked out of my Yahoo account and haven’t been able to access my team for 3 days. Enough to demand a refund?

    • Dingbat says:
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      @giant-eer: Depends. Is your team doing better or worse?

      • JFK says:
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        @Dingbat:

        Haha, nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  68. Tom says:
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    Just saw Valverde DFA but no other move. Percent chance that:
    1) they call up Rondon and he shares the role with Benoit
    2) they call up Rondon and he takes the closer role completely?

    I think Jim L. leans toward the vets but……

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: Uh…nevermind. Al Al is coming up. I sure hope this doesn’t become a committee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 maybe, but doubtful

  69. Grey — a couple of sort-of follow-up I think I’ve inferred from answers in your previous post:

    Among quasi-closers with defects, is this the right order R.O.S.? Krod > Bailey > Valverde > League > [Medina/OllieP/Axford/and the rest]?

    And for 1B power, is Moreland > Moss > Colvin correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks right on closers and 1B

  70. Maglia Rosa says:
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    Utility spot:

    Puig
    Joyce
    Moreland
    Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  71. Carnac says:
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    Sometimes I click through to add/drop a player until I’m at the final, Submit page… but I don’t click submit. I leave the window open, going back to it periodically and stare. Sometimes I shake my head, other times I shrug.

    All day I’ve been sitting on a page that adds Bourjos and drops Alex Gordon.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Carnac:

      Hit that “X” in the upper right corner

      • Carnac says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Hmm, what’s this button do?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Carnac:

          Steamer projects him for 10/51/43/8 and .279 rest of season (bout half a year). And he could blow that out of the water. Unless you really need steals and you think Bourjos picks up the pace, not sure you’d want to make that move.

          By the way, since you ask, the little “X” takes you to the Blackhawk Plastic Surgery Center website. “Get the breasts you’ve always wanted.”

          • Carnac says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I’ve stared at those projections, too. Then I stare at his fangraphs page where I see a career-low ISO of .128, while everything else is identical from last year (FB%, HR/FB, GB, LD%, etc.) So I’m not feeling hopeful about the power.

            I’m not at the point where I’d drop him for Bourjos. But, damn, sucks owning undroppable deadweight.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Carnac:

              He’s the 37 rated OF over all right now, making him basically a low end OF3 in 5 OF formats. With just a little uptick he’s going to be top 25. Maybe not what you hoped for when drafting him, but likely still a bit better than what you’re getting from Bourjos.

    • Carnac says:
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      btw, Gordon’s “I’m not even trying” smugshot is taunting all of us.

      “Siri, redirect drone strikes from Matt Kemp to Alex Gordon.”

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Carnac: The ONLY thing I like about a waiver system; Having time to retract after you hit submit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I’ve done that for about 30 minutes at the longest…

  72. Black Wing says:
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    Greetings, Bossman.

    12 team roto keeper here. would you move my Reyes for his Butler/Holland? I have Peralta and Rutledge.

    Thanks, love your writing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Butler

  73. Chris says:
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    is middlebrooks even worth owning anymore? poor performance along with not playing everyday when players like bourjos and lucroy on the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in some leagues

  74. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Erasmo Rameriez is he suppose to be a good pitching prospect or something I know nothing about him? Is he a pick up in 12×12 mixed leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • The Dredd Pirate says:
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        @Grey:
        Hey would you trade segura for arenado and will myers 12×12 mixed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  75. steve says:
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    Nice work, as always…thanks, in advance. Also, JB is doing a great job, & there is some nice consistency in his and your views Grey.

    Redraft, 5×5, h2h, Currently 1st Place (at or near the top in all categories except saves/era about middle)
    C – empty at the moment (too many quality SPs out there)
    1B – Goldy
    2B – BP
    SS – Jhonny Peralta (Reyes on DL)
    3B – Longo
    OF – Trout, AJones, Heyward
    UTIL – Giancarlo
    Bench – Choo & Machado

    RP – Jansen, Frieri
    SP – Scherzer, Greinke, Miller, Cain, Gio Gonz, Matt Moore, JoFer, Wheeler

    Drop Choo for Rizzo? Or perhaps drop Wheeler (seeing mixed reviews on his first start, muddled in a 6-man rotation) for Boston Closer (Tazawa?)? Garza is also available…wondering why no one picked him up for his start against HOU; not the strongest league.

    Trade recommendations?

    Thanks again

    • steve says:
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      @steve:

      Porcello also available on the WW

      • steve says:
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        @steve:

        Alex Gordon also just hit the WW…thoughts?

        (sorry for the add-on posts; wish I could just edit the original)

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @steve: I’d see if you can flip Choo and a one of your lesser starters for a stronger SP/clsoer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold Choo..>Hold Wheeler for now too… You have no one to drop…

      • steve says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        What do you think about trying to pry JUpton away for Choo + Shelby Miller?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Upton, it’s fair…

  76. Jacks says:
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    Sleeper Prospect Alert! Rockies just promoted unheralded OF Corey Dickerson. The leftie has been crushing AAA, hitting .386 with 9 HR and 6 SB. Pecota has him hitting 11 HR in 250 MLB plate appearances, so apparently he has some real power.

    32 HRs in A ball. Imagine this is not good news for Colvin owners … but this guy could be lightning in a bottle.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jacks:

        Did Fowler hit the DL?

        • steve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Fowler (finger) hopes to play Friday, the Denver Post reports.

          Spin: Though Fowler was unable to grip a bat and remained out of the lineup Thursday, X-rays on his finger were negative and he hopes to play Friday. The team is bringing up Corey Dickerson to help out in the outfield, but Fowler will not be placed on the DL to make room, even if he isn’t ready to go Friday.

          Rotowire (from ESPN)
          Fri, Jun 21

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @steve:

            Sounds like a streamer for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting

  77. Hotrod says:
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    I am pretty solidly in 1st place, and have an empty roster spot…

    Who do you like for the next couple of months(please list 1st n 2nd choice)?

    Straily
    Gee
    Erasmo

    • steve says:
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      @Hotrod:

      Erasmo, Straily & Gee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  78. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Fellas,
    Drop Niese for Erasmo Ramirez in keepers league?
    Thanks!

  79. And my last question of the week: in a second 14-team roto league where I am in first (no particular needs; just overall performance) a frustrated manager dropped both Sandoval and Anibal Sanchez. I have a high waiver priority and would almost surely get whichever of the two I want.

    (I know the general issues with picking up injured players but these two guys seem to good to ignore)

    I’m set at 3B (Miggy Cabrera) but Sandoval could fit in at UTIL … would you take Panda over Dominic Brown, Reddick, or Coco Crisp (my worst OF) or Doumit (who I picked up while VMart got his mojo back … I don’t know if he has it yet, but still)?

    Anibal over Kluber, Matt Moore, or Cashner (my worst pitchers)?

    Or I could drop a pitcher to grab Panda, or a hitter for Anibal.

    I’m guessing Doumit and Cashner are the guys to drop. Does that sound right? Which waiver move represents a better upgrade? Is there an extra cause for worry with one of these guys that I’m unaware of?

    have a good weekend, fellow Razzballers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panda over Doumit… Anibal over Cashner… You too!

    • stumanji says:
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      @Enrique: Those are both crazy drops. I’d grab Panda. He’s rehabbing now and will be back next week. Sanchez’s injury sounds a little more serial.

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Here’s my rotation:

    Latos, Moore, Porcello, Parker, Gee, Lyles, Dempster, Mujica, Tazawa, Veras

    I’m looking at cutting Middlebrooks from my bench and adding a pitcher, who’s the add:

    Axford, Erasmo, Yoervis, Cecil, Crain

    W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  81. Matthew says:
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    I am storing Pineda and Erasmo on my bench after trading Harvey for Braun and losing Peavy and Niese

    Would you drop either for one of your sells such as Reddick? I have a stacked hitting team but 0 bench players. I believe Pineda will be back in a week or so and Erasmo will be called up very shortly.

    I’m 2.5 out of first and my pitching is

    Bumgarner
    Scherzer
    Kiroda
    Kluber
    Wood
    Cole
    Stults
    Erasmo
    Pineda
    Holland
    Perkins
    Mujica
    Tazawa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Niese for Erasmo

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Matthew: I’d drop Pineda, or even Stults

  82. OaktownSteve says:
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    Utley is in the starting line up.

    Are they going to get this ‘stros Cubs game in tonight or what?

  83. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Tazawa not closing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crap

  84. Dan says:
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    Puig and Kipnis or Zobrist and Craig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  85. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I just saw the Paula Deen stuff, a plantation style wedding? even your average run of the mill racist would know better. I usually give people over 55 a free pass, but even that wedding shiz is top ten most racist ever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, when you start miming other people doing racist shizz on a grand scale you’re crossing the line….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: my mom loves her, whating for the right moment to drop the bomb….probably not that big of a bomb cause my mom is a little racist

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…That would be a good parody rap song… ‘My Mom’s A Little Racist’

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey:

            She hate’s obama
            says she doesn’t know why
            Talks about those people
            No, not those ones, the brown ones
            over there in the welfare line
            she says it’s ok
            that’s how she was raised
            never wondering
            why all asians look the same
            says the guy at the liquor isn’t a terrorist
            he’s been selling her lotto tickets since Reagan was president
            She apoloigizes because the Indian people smell funny
            says it’s just their food that smells like the garbage

            Yeah my mom is a little racist, she can’t really help it….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA…Nice!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I need to find me an open mic night and a pair of running shoes

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I should’ve had you write my Save the Date rap

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I know a few pretty decent MC’s and some cats that rock the 1’s and 2’s

                    when I first read that I thought it said “save the date rape”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… I need velour sweats and Kangol guys…

  86. Hondo says:
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    Uehara named Red Sox closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DAMN

      • supra says:
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        @Grey: Both were owned in my league… Uehara picked up May 21st… Dubya Tee Eff??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Yea, that burns deep.
            Picked up Tazawa despite having 24 transactions left for the season because I’m in need of saves, and would have to give up something like Giancarlo and a kidney to trade for a decent one.

            SPs: Verlander, Iwakuma, Masterson, Lester, Porcello, Wheeler, Straily, Beachy*, Ogando*
            RPs: Jimmy J, Unsexy Rexy, Pestano, Tazawa

            At this point, would you recommend:
            1) Giving up the chase to focus on ERA/WHIP help and dropping Tazawa for Cecil or Smyly; or
            2) Going all-in on the chase and dropping Tazawa for a speculative grab of Rondon, Crain or Gregerson to land a closer role; or
            3) ; or
            4) Standing pat and holding Tazawa in case Uehara falters.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold on 4 for now

              • JFK says:
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                @Grey:

                Got it.
                Is there a Greycarlo rule for day-drinking?

                AJax having hammy issues on top of the Tazawa letdown, getting ready to line up the cheap tequila shots.
                Or is it just daiquiris all day, every d*mn day?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Daiquiris. Morning. Noon. Night.

  87. Alex says:
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    have a ton of saves, lame ass 3b in arenado. Too much of an overpay to get Pedro by sending Perkins? 7×7 with obp and slg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Get Freese instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  88. Furious says:
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    Tried to trade my Bruce/Perkins for his David Price and the trade was vetoed. So frustrating. For reference my team is C – V-Mart, 1B – Prince, 2B – A Hill, 3B – R Zimm, SS – Segura, OF -Giancarlo, OF – Bruce, OF – Adam Jones, Util – Goldy, Bench – Starling Marte, Puig, DL – Everth. SP – Kuroda, Moore, Ryu, Samardzija, Scherzer. RP – Romo, Grilli, Gregg, Perkins, Benoit.

    I can’t see any reason the trade was vetoed. Just using my surplus of OF/CL for some SP. Any thoughts on who might be somebody that won’t get veteod with less name value but same actual value as David Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should get in a different league, the trade was more than fair

      • Furious says:
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        @Grey: That has been my thought most of the day. Hoping I can take first this year and then tell the league to pound sand as I ride off into the sunset with their money.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  89. Hotrod says:
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    ROS…Hellickson, Straily or Gee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  90. AJ says:
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    Safe to start Myers vs Phelps over D Brown vs Hefner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Brown

  91. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : When do you pull the ripcord on Hamilton? 2 Weeks, end of Juky?

    I have him in an OBP 7th round keeper value and he is making my bench stink. Plugging him in as a filler for resting days is even painful as he only contributes an 0-4 to my OBP line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      end of July

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: nice call superfly snuka

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I’ll gauge you in the eyes and then put you in the camel clutch

              I was going to put the ear scene for reservoirs dog up as an alternate to get him to hit the damn ball, but it may not be for all audiences

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly! Now is that Superfly?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Oh yeah!

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              By the way, speaking of imitations, it’s fun to say:

              “I saw the lust in your black heart, Hulk Hogan. YEAH! Snap into a Slim Jim. YEAH!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Amazing how popular Superfly was and how weak he was on the mic… Best thing he ever said was “You won’t crack me on the head with a coconut.”

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  I have two pretty vivid memories of wrestling absurdity from the 80’s. The first was after Snuka got hit over the head with a folding chair and he was clutching his throat and sticking his tongue way, way out and for some reason Mean Gene Okerlend was screaming, “my god I think he swallowed his tongue.”

                  The second was Captain Lou Albano explaining to Okerlend that The British Bulldogs owed their phenomenal strength to being on a diet that was limited to “unborn, virgin goat’s milk”.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I don’t remember either specifically, but I feel like I’ve seen both because similar incidents like that happened all the time… One of first words I knew was pandemonium.

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @OaktownSteve: Pro wrestling in the 80s was known for being very over the top in terms of the ridiculous angles and promos that were commonplace at the time. I prefer the promos that were unintentionally funny, like this one:

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMrInHzvOa0

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHAHA

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Big Magoo: he went to go rob a house after that

                • Big Magoo says:
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                  @Grey: Probably because he was coked out of his mind half the time. I doubt he even remembers any of the promos that he cut back in the day…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Prolly true

  92. griff says:
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    Grey,
    In a roto dynasty…do you think there is a chance J. Weaver can be productive ROS or is he more or less done? done? My other starters have been solid. Good move to drop him for Erasmo Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t drop Weaver

  93. Alex says:
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    Freese over Pedro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  94. Fungazi says:
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    You will have to kill me and take Cargo from my stiff fingers before I let that guy go. Giving up on Rutledge yet, or more time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if you have to start Rutledge

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Don’t have to – it’s for fill-in/match-ups. Been watching Arenado and have Gyorko is on the DL, both of those seem like better options right now.

  95. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey, what do you think about offering Desmond Jennings for Justin Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Made the offer.

  96. stumanji says:
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    Sit/start Cole @ LAA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  97. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Please rank ROS…

    Joyce, Lind, Reddick

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  98. Deck says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have two good Middle Infielders remaining after this trade proposal, if I proposed Rendon and Rutlege for Zimmerman I might be laughed out of the league. Would I if he is starting Scutaro and Crawford?

    If thats not enough would it be worth it to trade those to and add in Aramis to upgrade to Zimmerman? Or should I get him to throw in a Corbin type pitcher?

    • Deck says:
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      @Deck:
      Basially I have:

      Ian Desmond
      Altuve
      Rutledge
      Rendon
      Aramis

      And he has:

      Crawford
      Scutaro
      Donaldson
      R Zimmerman

      There has to be a match right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Aramis and have him throw in a pitcher

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Cam says:
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    Add Uehara for
    Milone
    Straily
    Porcello

    I feel like Straily and Milone is a complete toss up. Straily has better FIP and stats last month, and Milone is a lefty with slightly better track record.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  100. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Here’s my staff in my 15 team 5×5:

    Bumgarner, Hamels, Lester, Wheeler, Porcello, Liriano, HBailey, Kluber, Grilli, Tazawa

    Drop any of them for Erasmo, Lyles, or Gee?

    Thanks!

    PS – I vote for the new avatar, love the Robert Goulet look!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tazawa for Lyles… Okay, cool…

  101. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Ugh, Berkman will be stuck to pinch-hitting duties all weekend with the Rangers in St. Louis and Moreland back healthy.

    Oh well, now his 0-4’s will just be 0-1’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  102. Tbone says:
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    Deal Hamels, Miguel Montero, and Dom Brown for Verlander and Mauer (maybe Wieters?).
    Dom would be a keeper in 15th round next year if desired (13th and 11th after that if warranted).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  103. Black Wing says:
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    Thanks…I got Butler/Holland…Should I move Minor/Fowler for Gyorko(or Rendon, or Frankilin)/Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  104. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    What the John Buck has happened to Topps Baseball Cards?

    Be sure to check out the video with this story. 3D baseball cards with graphics so poor
    that I think the players in the Intellivision Baseball game from the late 70’s had more life-like movement. Lincecum throws like a girl (my apologies 3 girl readers), and Howard’s swing looks
    like he took lessons from Mr. Miyagi!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/A-desperate-move-Topps-launches-3-D-baseball-ca?urn=mlb,146707

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They actually just sent me a set of their new cards…

  105. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I want Erasmo, could risk adding him on my minor league team to drop Hultzen or could pick him up to ensure I get him. My current staff is: Kenley Janson, Bartolo Colon, Rafael Soriano, Kyle Kendrick, Matt Harvey, Ryu, Cashner, Matt Moore and Kluber. I’m thinking if I do need to drop someone it would be Janson or Kyle Kendrick. Any suggestions would help. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon would be my drop

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: Or would you drop one of those guys for Lyles? Do you think Lyles is for real?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He looks for really reals.

  106. stumanji says:
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    Keeper league: I own Bruce and Yoenis. Would you trade either for J-Up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  107. Brewtown says:
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    Two catcher league and little out there to replace Gattis. Would giving up Austin Jackson and Ryu for M. Montero and Desmond Jennings be a good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  108. SteveNZ says:
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    How are we looking for a start in Wrigley? Using Dominguez and Ransom in the ol’ H2H and I won’t be able to switch them out if it’s PPD’d.

    Which pisses me off no end, BTW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Starting Keuchel too in the RCL. Don’t ask me why.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: We’re under way!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      I’m with you. Doppler radar looks unpromising. If they do play it looks like they’ll have intermittent delays as weather moves through.

  109. Cam says:
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    Start
    Weaver @ Pittsburg?
    Hamels vs. NYM?

    Tnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  110. Anal herschiser says:
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    Is segura, greinke and j upton enough of a return for cargo and s Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  111. Jason says:
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    I like Mike Carp this week for the creeper of the week. Faces 5 righties all @BOS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid if he’s healthy, he hasn’t played for 3 days

  112. Doza says:
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    Trade Cueto for Puig and Benoit? or try and swap Romo for Benoit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Puig

  113. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    Koji in as Sox closer…for now. Enjoying the old timey wrestling avatars. Can I be The Reverend Billy Graham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @The Guru: Ha, I’m loving these WWF avatars too. Brings back some great memories.

      I always thought Bob Backlund was Jim Thome’s twin brother. Anyone else???

  114. Travis says:
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    Dominic Brown droppable for either Bourjos or Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  115. Fenway Fungus says:
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    This Erasmo guy, how do you rank him vs Wheeler, Miller, etc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last

  116. SteveNZ says:
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    If I’m leading 3-0 in Wins, 5-3 in Saves, 4-2 in Holds, and have an ERA of 0.69 and a WHIP of 0.77 and have reached the IP minimum for a week, it is time to bench my pitching?

    Opponent has 3 good starts today, 2 closers and 2 Holds guys…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bench them

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Should have benched Hunter. Sad face.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should’ve started Rutledge, sad face

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a Golden God!

  117. MB says:
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    Send Sale for Kemp? in 3rd and need lotto ticket to try to win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp

  118. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Shallow 10 team …
    Do I drop either of Gordon or Carp gor Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Carp

  119. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Shallow 10 team …
    Do I drop either of Gordon or Carp gor Reddick?

  120. vohnie says:
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    One guy in my league has Bryce Harper, Justin Upton, and Chris Davis. I need power help in general, but I need RBIs the most. The guy is really light on steals, average, and ERA. Some of my players that he could use are: Segura, Machado, Rendon, JHey, Choo, Wheeler, NatGio, and JZimnn. Would you trade any of these players straight up for Harper or J-Up or hold? I have Giancarlo who will hopefully explode soon and and a batting for average Fielder who’ll hopefully change his mind.

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon and Wheeler for Harper? Upton? You too!

  121. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Are there any RCL leagues that start halfway through the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, sorry

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: That’s all right. Figured I would ask. Next year I will definitely join an RCL League.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  122. de nachos says:
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    In the battle of marginal RP starters, Wade Davis Sat vs last place CWS or Alfredo Figaro Sun vs. the swing-for-the-fences Bravos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Davis

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: i like Neither’s numbers a lot better, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  123. JFK says:
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    Back-end rotation move (hey-oh!): Porcello + Straily for Kluber make sense for both sides?
    You and JB have been High on Klubes, other team’s thin on SP’s, and I’d like to open up a roster spot.

    Top three ROS vs. top three keepers?
    Wheeler, Wacha, Erasmo, Gausman, Taijuan Walker (in the mix after getting Triple A call-up today)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber… Wheeler, Walker, Erasmo

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Sweet – trade sent.

        Ranks hold for both ROS and next season?
        Had Erasmo over Walker ROS, and Wacha over both as a keeper, so very interesting…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea for next season, it’s a crap shoot with rookie pitchers…

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Got it…I’ll go w/these ranks and save my luck for Vegas.
            Thanks!

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Any of these others worth targeting with that trade: Erasmo, Wei-Yin Chen, Leake
        Or are they all pretty much in the same tier as Porcello and Straily?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They could be, hard to say…

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    Do you like Uehara over Parnell, Gregg, or Benoit? Gregg and Parnell have been good but their teams are shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold for now

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Keuchel having some trouble dealing with the purple dinosaur.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, meant to put Barney in Buy

  126. Mike says:
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    Thinking of streaming Colome against the yAAAnks, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  127. giac says:
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    Is me giving choo/wheeler for upton worth it? Or is that slightly too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  128. Doorstop says:
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    What leagues are we picking up Erasmo in and why?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I picked him up in a 12 team league and 15 team and a 20 team

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Doorstop: just snagged him in a 16 due to Grey’s advice. Missed out on Wheeler and the others, so he’s worth a stash.

  129. SteveNZ says:
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    F*** off Rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that Kamala?!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Abdullah the Butcher. I’m all about pro wrestling in the 70s, yo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Nice! I should’ve got that one, harder to see on my phone… Of course, with the blood it’s obvious… Dur me… You know he has a chicken place in the deep south?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            At least he did

  130. Vince says:
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    Would you give Zobrist & Teheran or Dempster for Tulo ? I’d roll with FA shortstops while waiting for Tulo to come back (it’s a H2H league too, Tulo always seems to get red hot in September/October)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I need to do a 2 for 1 trade though to pick up a bat (I just dropped my catcher to pick up Kluber). Would you do my Moore & Garza for his Gio then ? Or simply drop one of my SP for a catcher?

        The league is 12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non keeper. And my staff is : Lee, Wainwright, Scherzer, Moore, Garza, Teheran, Dempster, Kluber, Porcello, Wheeler and Beachy on DL… So do the 2 SPs for Gio trade and then pick up a catcher with the empty spot, or just drop a lesser SP for a catcher ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do the Gio trade

        • Vince says:
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          @Vince: In fact, if you prefer the 2 for 1 trade option over the other, which two from Moore, Garza, Porcello, Dempster and Teheran would you offer first for Gio (while still being a fair offer for the other guy) ? Any combination of those 5 pitchers worth doing for Gio ? Thansk and sorry for the long question!

  131. SteveNZ says:
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    Rutledge back in the starting lineup, but he’s facing Strasburg so there’s that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s on my bench, so I expect big things

  132. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Most saves ROS: Gregg, Putz, Uehara or Cishek? Shallow league, limited moves so can only grab one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gregg

  133. Scott says:
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    Milone or Parker in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  134. AJ says:
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    Barney is having a good game today..could he be heating up? Barney or Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko… Barney has been hot though, not a longer play than a few days…

  135. Jason says:
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    The Rizzo buy low window just closed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought it got stuffy in here

  136. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned – Vargas to DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah!

  137. stonepie says:
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    what to expect from adam eaton ROS? just stashed him after an owner dropped him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much, maybe 5-7 homers, 12-15 steals

  138. costaricanchata says:
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    hamilton sits for hawpe ?
    hawpe ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Up until a few days ago I didn’t know Hawpe was even still playing…

  139. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Ransom and Dominguez. As soon as I get near them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: o/11 and my opponent has Davis. Pretty f***** off.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Eff you too, Joyce and your stupid flyout with the bases loaded.

  140. Los Locos says:
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    Bj upton or boujas or lenoys

    Cole or ermos?

    Lucroy or hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BJ… Cole… Hosmer

  141. Wake Up says:
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    Walker called up…

    Still like Erasmo better?

    Erasmo or Taiwan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was only promoted to AAA, right?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Damn…read that a little to fast duh!

        • Prezz says:
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          @Wake Up: you almost gave me a heart attack there!

          Or Hart attack if Corey is reading.

  142. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I love the ripple effect the Iron Sheik has had on the Razzball community here is an ode to all the ridiculousness it use to have

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRTI2GduHdg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn I was hoping for a wrestling music video from the Slammys…

  143. MattH says:
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    Lind-sanity. Love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  144. FMFBL says:
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    Apologies of this was axed 7 hrs ago.
    Upton or Reddick (the BJ-type)? Or are they essentially the same player, one with more hair? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally different types of players

  145. dawnofthedread says:
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    I’m thinking about trading Goldshmidt for Upton and J. Zimm. Standard 5×5 roto league and I need pitching help. R HR SB on offense. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  146. Wilsonian says:
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    Of course Dickey does this shizz against me and against the friggin’ O’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, terrific…

  147. AdamH says:
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    I have been offered Adam Lind, jean segura, and howie kendrick for my David Ortiz and Hanley. I have Weeks at 2nd, miggy at 3rd, and Castro at SS. Do I go with the young stud over what I have? Keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Segura

  148. Al Bundy says:
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    Freakin Fister

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Seriously…I wasn’t expecting amazing but this is pretty pathetic.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Sky:

        Fister has been pretty so-so. He’s had some stink-o starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  149. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, this’ll be the 2nd good dickey start in a row, both against good hitting teams, with both being benches by me so as to not wreck my era/whip for the week like he did to me a few times since i traded for him on the cheap. Now I’ll start him next time and he’ll probably get shelled again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: spoke about an inning too soon here, glad i benched, will continue to.

  150. OaktownSteve says:
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    Took about 9 seconds in the bottom of the 1st for the Cards to go up 1-0 on Holland. Man those guys can hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddie Blassie!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Flashy. When I was a really little kid my mom used to slick my hair back and my parents used to call it the Blassie. My dad would say “You Blassie-d the kid.”

        Cards on Holland like chicken on junebug.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome! I thought I had a good childhood, but now I’m pissed I was never Blassie’d…

  151. Mike says:
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    Hy Grey,

    I’m in 2nd place in a shallow 10 team yahoo league. Need a SAGNOF badly. My weakest position is SS where I have Prado. I’m second last in steals.

    Should I start chasing steals or hang onto Prado?

    Franklin, Alexei Ramirez are available. I could bench Prado

    Thanks,

  152. kalone says:
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    Could be I’m a regular scarecrow for asking this, but you’d do Dom Brown and Wil Myers for Darvish in a keeper league, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It depends on needs, it’s fair…

  153. mhfella says:
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    Waiting to hear what the Hamels apologista will say this time. Getting whupped by the mighty Mets’ Lagares, Quintanilla and E. Young. And he actually had a lead this time. So Nineties, but I’m making the “L” sign at my forehead right now.

    • Jacks says:
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      @mhfella: He is kind of fun to hate. I always do a Hamels search on Twitter for entertainment when he’s getting shelled. Thousands of people relieving their spleen in his direction.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Yup…

  154. madden_curser says:
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    I just offered up Brown for Harper, or Pujols for Harper, or Hamilton for Harper. Am I reaching with any of these 3? Also, should I grab Garza and drop Jose Fernandez or Kluber for ROS? THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza over Kluber… I’d take Harper on those…

      • madden_curser says:
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        @Grey: If Erasamo comes up, do you like his potential over Garza? Grey, u make me laugh every day. Love ur blogs. Keep up the good work! Wahaaahaaa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! I like him better than Garza if he’s in the majors…

    • madden_curser says:
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      @madden_curser: 8 keepers, so maybe I should hold Fernandez for next season potential as well?

  155. Birdog says:
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    Miggy is a beautiful beast! Lester stinks like a used diaper full of Indian food.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  156. costaricanchata says:
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    so ,
    i completely jinxed guthrie’s start tonight ,
    AND , i sat rios , to boot .

    i gotta find a new line of work .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you sit Rios?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        really wanted guthrie to do well .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh

    • Birdog says:
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      @costaricanchata: rios is solid against Guthrie!

  157. Jacks says:
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    In his last 10.2 innings, Brett Cecil has given up 0 hits and he has only given up 2 in his last 19 and no runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Make that 11.2 innings! He pitched 2 inn today, 0 BR.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazytown, he’s the mayor

  158. costaricanchata says:
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    did dozier hit another jack , tonight ?

    • madden_curser says:
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      @costaricanchata: You should be watching Boston and Detroit. Great game tonite!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @madden_curser:

        thanks for the heads-up .
        baby-sitting the grand-kids , while the kids are out to dinner .
        wife trying to figure out how to turn on the tv and use the dual clickers .
        otherwise , can only listen to the game on my mlb package , due to black-out
        restrictions .
        did listen to the pre-game show , in the car .
        imo , decision to use uehara as closer is a temporary stop-gap until bailey gets
        his head on straight .
        farrell won’t use koji on 3 consecutive nights , and said miller might even be used .

  159. Birdog says:
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    I am dog! I am!

  160. Big Magoo says:
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    For a second, I thought there was a Danny Almonte sighting in the Bronx. Factoring in the time elapsed since his Little League World Series “heroics,” carry the two, he should be in his early forties by now. He’d fit in well in pinstripes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  161. Smellycat says:
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    I was offered Hamilton for my Brown? Should I do it? Nonkeeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  162. Thurman says:
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    rizzo or yovani ?

    12-team mixed h2h with obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  163. Mitch says:
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    Earlier this year it was Hanrhan. Then Bailey. No wait, Hanrahan. No, Bailey. Then Hanrahan finally. But Hanrahan was injured, so it was Bailey.

    Now this Tazawa / Koji nonsense. This bullpen is a debacle and beyond frustrating. I own Bailey and Tazawa. Cut 1, both or hold both? Tough to hold both guys and lose 2 roster spots. Seriously considering cutting ties with each to pick up Porcello and Corey Dickerson.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Tazawa…Porcello

  164. HWY71 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which trade do you like best?

    1. My Alex Rios & Zobrist for Adam Jones

    2. My Ellsbury & Zobrist for McCutchen

    I do have Nick Franklin on the bench to replace Zobrist.

    Have an awesome weekend, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1…You too!

  165. Pope says:
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    Grey,

    Great stuff, as always. Would you send Choo/Joe Nathan for J-Up in a 12 team H2H?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Upton side

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks mang

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Pope says:
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            @Grey: Hell yeah it was accepted. Thanks for the advice broseph

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  166. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ugh Hamels and Fister…hate pitching.

    Yay C Davis, Segura, Lind and E5…love hitting! Though its funny how Segura never steals in his big games, he much prefers to do it in his 1/4 games, almost as though he thinks hes provided his fantasy owners enough for one night.

    Interested to see who closes for Boston…its not Tazawa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, it’s Koji now

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Gah the guy I dropped earlier today for Rosenthal!

        And im at my weekly transaction limit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  167. Hondo says:
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    Here’s a good one.After the usual suckage of MLB.TV I went through their trouble shooting steps(again).

    MLB speedtest=766 kbps

    Comcast speedtest=3.45 Mbps

    Nope,no problems on their end,it’s the customers fault.

    I’m switching to womens field hockey next year.

    Never again.Effers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s so obnoxious, and I’m only guessing what that means

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        It means MLB.TV sucks.LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I figured

  168. SmokeTNT says:
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    12 Team Daily 8×8: R,HR,RBI,SB,K,BB,AVG,SLG W,L,SV,K,HLD,ERA,WHIP,QS

    My hitters-

    C- Posey
    1- Votto
    2- Carpenter 1,2,3,OF eligible
    3- Headley
    SS- Franklin
    OF- Choo
    OF- Upton
    OF- Upton
    U- Bourjos
    U- Pence
    DL- Sandoval

    My team started out great but is on a massive decline. Napoli, Gordon, and Utley all just hit waivers and Alexei Ramirez is a FA. Do I need to make some moves? Ramirez’s steals might be useful but it’s 8×8. I could sacrifice some pitching depth I suppose, most of them are terrible.
    My SPs are Straily, Nolasco, Porcello,Chatwood, Lincecum, Ryu, Wheeler, Verlander, and Lyles. Been throwing all these fools out just hoping to win some counting stats with limited success.

    Also would Erasmo be worth a flyer/flier on my squad? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo over Chatwood… You look pretty light n power… Verlander for a huge bat? Not like he’s helping your pitching thus far…

      • SmokeTNT says:
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        @Grey: Knew I needed pitching before the season so I traded Trout for Verlander/VMart (who I tossed later). The worst part is that I turned down Goldschmidt/Kershaw. At this point I guess I’m getting what I deserve, heh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

  169. costaricanchata says:
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    richard … ? what was that ??
    his left knee ??? (just guessing)

  170. Kawasaki MVP! says:
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    Grey…

    Need help with whip, era, and wins ros.

    Who should I pick up?

    Wood, colon, leake, Fernandez,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  171. Robert says:
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    Do you think Lester turns things around or are we seeing the same Lester from last year? Is it time to give him the boot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been about 14 months of this Lester, I’d start making other plans

  172. Vince says:
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    Quick one Grey : Rest of season (12 teams, H2H, Non keeper)… Is it how you’d rank those SP in order of preference : Moore, Garza, Teheran, Dempster, Porcello, Kluber and Wheeler ? Or you’d rank them diffrently?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d put Dempster at the end, but otherwise looks about right

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Grey, for taking the time to answer to those billions of questions everyday!

  173. Dan says:
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    Hosmer, Reddick, Victorino ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  174. Eric W says:
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    New theory Puig turns out to be a Cuban robot that was secretly implanted with Ted Williams frozen brain. In a secret plot to have robo Puig win the world series and get invited to the white house so he can kill the president of the United States!!! If and when he hits .400 this year remember you heard it here first. *

    Enjoy your weekend razzball

    * I was enjoying a few of the perks of living in denver when this theory was well um theorized

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Perfect… You too!

    • Vinnycora says:
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      @Eric W: someone call NSA! Oh, wait….

  175. MB says:
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    Hey man, this idiot dropped Miggy Montero. Do I drop lucroy or AJ Pierzynski for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ

  176. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    HUGE TRADE:

    I give:
    CarGo
    Longoria
    Puig
    Gallardo
    Corbin

    I get:
    Miggy
    Bruce
    Ellsbury
    Stanton
    Grienke

    This is a no-brainer, right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  177. Mike says:
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    So do I give up the Beachy dream and drop him for Garza?

    I cut Garza loose after the Cincy implosion and the next two start have been good against questionable bats, sonI am questioning his actual value.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Garza

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  178. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    So with Vargas on the DL, is Jerome Williams worth a stream tomorrow? I keep thinking about it…and I tell myself yes, then I tell myself no, and then the cycle repeats itsself. Basically, my head hurts and I need help…ha. Thanks!

    On a side note, I wish my Stache was as good as Tome Selleck’s…but that’s just a fools dream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your stache is fine, it’s your commenting in the broadcast booth that isn’t so good… Sure, grab Williams

  179. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    so glad to see the old school grey avatar back!!!

    12tm AL only dynasty – I have 3 saves on the season… no closers.

    I have Ryan Cook, Tanner Scheppers, Carlos Carrasco and Chris Archer on my team.

    Any of them worth dropping for:
    Andrew Miller
    Al Alburquerque

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go! Carrasco for Miller

  180. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    H2H 10 team 6×6 with OBP and limited moves.

    For ROS CI, drop Chris Carter for Colvin, Carp, Morse, Rendon or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  181. El Gran Metiche says:
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    You keep talking highly of Franklin. I have I. Desmond and S. Castro at Short. Would you drop either of these guys to pick up Franklin in a Keeper League?

    • Hondo says:
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      @El Gran Metiche:
      The ball is flying out of Safeco-4HR’s in the top of the 6th.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo:

        Oops,I didn’t mean to post that here.Your Franklin comment made me check up on my boy and he’s got one of them.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo:

          Take your time Mr.Reyes,take your time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop them for Franklin

  182. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: So I now have Daniel murphy on my squad – Who would u use at 2b? h2h standard 12 man- Dmurphy Profar or Pedro Ciriaco??? Dmurphy and profar aren’t really doing much except hitting for like 270+ avg…. kind of boredooo Ciraco will atleast get me saves?? thoughts??

    but then again my team is loaded with guys who steal bases
    Alexei
    adam jones
    bourjous
    bautista lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  183. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m kinda thinking this BJ (Upton) is blown. Would you cut him for Hosmer in my shallow league?

    OF – Jones
    OF – Brown
    OF – Marte
    UTIL – Pedro
    UTIL – Jennings
    BN – JUp
    BN – BJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  184. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: Already have picked up Moss, Martin and Beckham..

    Franklin I don’t have room for… H Ram, A Ram and he is taken..

    Cespedes finnally got going back in left … He hated DH… An ugly June…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin’s looking pretty pretty good.

  185. T Moore says:
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    Refuse to go down the Ransom road again… He does nothing every time I roster him… And I’m BA sensitive following my horrible start… Just say No to Cody

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Yeah, he doesn’t play much so you need a deep league with deep benches

  186. Eddy says:
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    Gerrit Cole looking dominant tonight. 6 IP, 2 H, 5 Ks and sitting at less than 70 pitches.

    I echo your thoughts about the Ks, especially because he’s hit 100 several times today, but if gives me Kuroda-like stat lines, I won’t complain.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy: oh, and if you could give Rudy a heads up on a SON comment I left, I’d appreciate it. Question about a starter not up there that pitches tomorrow (and will be pointless in three hours).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He gets an email every time someone makes one on there so he’ll get to it, probably not until the morning

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy: just had to open my mouth about Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  187. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Wilhelmsen for Bell or Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  188. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey…is Kluber a solid start vs Walters and the Twins 2marro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  189. Derrick says:
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    Drop Scherzer for Curtis Partch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His brother Soul Partch is all right.

  190. Wilsonian says:
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    Think Henderson is back in the closer’s role after his clean save today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, I think K-Rod still gets at least one more

  191. SteveNZ says:
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    Man, Wilhelmsen so bad right now. Glad I have him benched everywhere.

    Sonavabenched by Rutledge, Lowrie and Reddick in H2H today. Looks like Lowrie might have a little run going.

    Like him better than Rutledge for the next few? Or would you maybe bench Phillips and use both Rutledge and Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You had Au Shizz though right? I wouldn’t bench Phillips or Lowrie, I’d bench Rutledge again…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. It’s basically My Goldy & Votto vs his Davis and Yadi.

        Everyone else has been awful. My pitching has been great – only Hunter and Bell have given up runs this week and I got a win out of Janssen today – so even half-decent hitting should see me right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No Cole today?

  192. AJ says:
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    May have to drop one when team healthy…Kluber or Porcello and there’s always Garza but thinking not…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until Kluber’s game tomorrow

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: sweet good idea thanks

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    Crazy H2H week. My opponent and I have combined for 12 home runs – 10 of which have been hit by 3 players…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  194. The Thumb says:
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    Would you go Jason Castro or Miggy Montero ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  195. Dan says:
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    Kluber and Franklin or Weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  196. OaktownSteve says:
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    Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigs Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace

    Save Muppet Master. Glad I held. Stage 6-Vindication.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You did right, nice…

  197. AJ says:
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    So I ended up dropping Santiago for Matt Moore today and Santiago had a sweet game today although it was against KS…hope it don’t come back and bite me in the A**!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not…

  198. Parker says:
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    so I ended up trading dex fowler for cole hamels.

    is that a decent trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  199. Brooke says:
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    Grey, how do I put my picture in the box like the rest of y’all? Yes, I’m blonde…

    • JFK says:
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      @Brooke:

      Wasn’t certain myself, until Grey pointed me to Gravatar.com – pretty quick and easy!

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @JFK: thanks for the help, JFK!

        • JFK says:
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          @Terse:

          Sure thing – I’m a giver AND a taker ;)

          • Terse

            Terse says:
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            @JFK: the Razzball motto. the motto includes the wink face

  200. JFK says:
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    Wow, did not expect that from Iwakuma.
    Having taken the unanticipated loss and being set back in ERA in a tight H2H matchup, which of these options measures up to the challenge of saving my week (also have Straily and Verlander going this weekend, but they were intended to off-set his Samardzija and Scherzer): Blanton v. Pirates, Cashner v. Dodgers, Morton v. Angels, Eovaldi v. Giants

    A fitting soundtrack, as I ponder the bewildering decision before me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8qJbEY6lo

    I’m double-fisting daiquiris, Grey, and they’re not coming fast enough!

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @JFK: Blanton, and jesus daiquiris sound good right now.

      • JFK says:
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        @Terse:

        Thanks, Terse!

        Blanton…never thought it’d come to this…guess it’s daiquiris for breakfast!

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @JFK: hahaha yeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JFK: Great song!

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha, yea…legit track, and tragically appropriate for the tough spot I’m in.

        Pestano decided to give me a save at a hefty price, and Straily got pulled in the fourth after a bad start against the M’s; looking at the following options for tomorrow, where I’m down 3-4 in wins, down 2-1 in losses, have little chance of catching him in ERA and WHIP, and have Verlander going tomorrow while he’s running out Samardzija:
        1) Drop Straily and still stream Blanton or go w/Morton, Eovaldi or Freddy Garcia?
        2) In addition, drop Tazawa and stream another of those four (if so, who)? I’m seriously tight on moves and have a significant need for a closer, so not sure it makes a lot of sense to chase one or two cats this week with that opportunity cost. Think I just talked myself out of this one, but please confirm crazy/not crazy.
        3) Mango daiquiri!
        4) Had the misfortune of keeping Carpenter in my Utility spot whilst benching Myers; he’s not going to catch me in runs or average, but I’m behind on HRs, RBIs and SBs – obviously going to slot Myers in my Utility over Carpenter for tomorrow, but wondering if this should be the status quo moving forward?

        Thanks; hope y’all are having a most excellent weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. None are these are good 2. They’re not good. 3) Oh yeah 4)No idea how long to do that for, no one knows…Have to play matchups…

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            So, you think hold Straily and play out the week as is?

            Santiago is also available, who DanPants showed some love for today, Cashner’s getting dropped tomorrow and Ian Kennedy just hit the wire…this is the second time Straily has burned me, and I don’t think I can stomach seeing him on my roster any longer.
            Drop Straily for Kennedy (while remembering to adhere to the “Cardinal” rule – never start a pitcher against the Cardinals at home), or do Cashner or Santiago somehow win out? Which of the latter two, if Kennedy gets grabbed (I’ve got pretty low priority)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Santiago

  201. ThE sHiT says:
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    I have Lawrie, Gyorko, and Braun on the DL, one DL spot, other two on the bench. Rutledge manning 2nd while Gyorko comes back (hopefully this week). Also have Kluber, Porcello, Wheeler, and Jo-Fer. Would like to pick up Garza. 14 team h2h league. Assuming Kluber does well today, who is the drop for Garza?

    Love your blog as always, going on 4 years as a reader. Keep up the good shizz!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Another important note, I have 25 moves left for the season.

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @ThE sHiT: Drop that dank butt Lawrie, in my opinion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT: I’d probably lose Gyorko, but I don’t know who you have filling in for any of these guys

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: I have Machado at 3B. Rutledge is holding 2B while Gyorko returns.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with Terse

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I.e., that’s Lawrie then

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey: Dropped Lawries punk ass. Wish i never would have drafted him. Watch him come back and tear it up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Always the way

  202. Matthew says:
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    I have Kendrick and Phillips at 2B

    Been trying to trade for SP because I’m in first by like 10 games in a H2H 12 Team 5by5

    Anyways. It’s been difficult trying to trade Kendrick for a SP, would you go Kendrick ROS and try to flip Kendrick?

    • Matthew says:
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      @Matthew: I obviously meant flip Phillips******

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Matthew: Trade Phillips. He will bring you a better SP in return. You will be fine with Kendrick ROS.

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @ThE sHiT: If you can’t trade Kendrick, then you’re really left with no choice. Take the SP rather than wasting guys away on the pine

  203. JRR says:
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    Should I drop[Berkman for Venable?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @JRR: It’s getting closer to that piont in the season where moves gotta be made. I’d do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JRR: Agree with Terse

  204. Vinnycora says:
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    I just traded Puig for Price after a Puig for Verlander trade was vetoed. Victor or Victim?

    I did the same thing in mid May, shipping Segura, Shelby, and Ryu for Ryan Zim, Cobb, and KenleyJansen. I feel like I got gang raped in that trade but was sure I was the raper at the time. Ahh, the perils of being a rookie whore.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Vinnycora: Sheesh, you definitely got screwed on that veto. Depends on what you needed re: whether you were victor or victim, but that veto defnitely resulted in a downgrade for you, vincenzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vinnycora: Puig a big unknown…No reason why it should’ve been vetoed though…Could go either way…

  205. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Kubel or EY Jr?

  206. Vinnycora says:
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    Also, after having shipped off Shelby and Ryu, my pitching is in dire straits. I’m in a 12 team H2H and am getting killed in pitching w Price and Cobb on the DL.

    I have JZ, Moore, Dickey, Wheeler, YoGa, and Cashner right now in a league where you need to have 8-9 SP to win. Price, Cobb, and Beachy on the DL.

    Bullpen looks like Rodney, Kenley, Benoit, Wilhelmsen, and Rosenthal.

    I have an amazing offense: Perez, Goldy, Rendon, Zobrist, Miggy, Holliday, Stanton, A Jax, R Zim, Myers, Aoki with Bourjos and Didi on the bench.

    I’ve been offered Harvey and Starlin Castro for Holliday and Zobrist. Should I pull the trigger?

    Also, Dozier is the only guy on the wire of any noted interest. I play Zobrist at SS and Rendon at 2B and I’m worried of leaving myself a huge hole there if I trade him for the reclamation project that is Castro and Rendon doesn’t stick.

    Is adding Dozier enough to offset the loss of Zobrist and Holliday with the money shot being the addition of Harvey?

    Normally I would never drop this heavy of an ordeal upon anyone, but I’m really torn.

    In summary:
    Yes on Holliday and Zobrist for Harvey and Castro?

    Who do I drop for Dozier (or just stop tinkering)?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Vinnycora: do the trade and plug in starlin. He’ll start hitting

  207. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Desmond Jennings and Jordan Lyles for Brett Gardner.

    Have to accept, right?

  208. Slim

    BuddahLovaz says:
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    My Team… 12 team – H2H -5×5
    Sal Perez, Goldy, Kendrick, Longo, Franklin, McCutchen, Dom Brown, Pence, Jennings, Revere, Frazier
    DL Reyes
    SP Scherzer, Zimm, Bum, Kuroda, Parker, Lester, Lyles, DL Anibal
    CP Jansen and Janssen, Mujica, Uehara

    Pretty sure I’m dropping Revere for the Monday return of Reyes. I like Franklin. He’s gonna stick around for me.
    Benoit is on waivers. Pretty sure I’m gonna use the waiver and drop Lyles.
    Oh yeah… a question. Drop Frazier or Franklin for Moreland, Hosmer, Gyorko?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @BuddahLovaz: Get Moreland, Jerko

      • Slim

        BuddahLovaz says:
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        It’s so difficult. My roster is right in front of me and I just want to play with it. Sigh… I need to find a meeting.

  209. ChooChoo says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I had Moreland as my back up 1B but picked up Lind to fill in while he was on the mend. Now that he is back I need to drop one of them. Which would you prefer rest of season?
    Thanks…

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @ChooChoo: Wow, good question. Mitch, personally. Like both, though.

  210. Travis says:
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    What do you think of Cole now after his stellar start last night? Porcello, Josh Johnson, Homer Bailey, Wheeler–any if them droppable for him? Cole vs Garza (great last night, but it was HOU)–who to add?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Travis: If anyone, JJ. But I think I’d sit tight.

  211. Topazmagee says:
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    Aj Pierzinki is my catcher… Is victor Martinez worth #3flier? Is he ever going to turn it around or what?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Topazmagee: can’t justify making that move right now. Keep an eye on VMart for progress and snatch him before anyone else

  212. Elwood Blues says:
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    Sorry – this will be long.
    NL Only 12-team 4×4 Keeper.
    I am in 6th overall..doing well in hitting, but awful in pitching.. because of injuries I am dead last in saves.. and because of our strict pickups rules, when I had my closers go down, I couldn’t grab an emerging closer, because the bottom tier teams grabbed them.
    So here’s my roster..
    C-Castillo, Brantly
    IF-Rizzo, Uggla, Cozart, Frazier, EverCab (will need to place on DL) Polanco (soon to be replaced with Gyorko when he’s activated)
    OF McCutch, Marte, Sweeney, Hairston, (DeJesus DL) Paul (Heisey on DL) (Hart DL)
    P- Gio, Medlen, Cole, Cashner, T.Wood, Lincecum, Nicasio, D.Hernandez, Dunn

    Is that the lineup of a contender in the 2nd half or pretender?
    Do I stand pat, do I write off saves at this point, and try to pile up wins with starters?

    I have been trying to trade for a closer, with no luck, but should that be my target, since I am so buried in saves, I would have to make up at least six saves just to get up to 11th.
    Cutch, Medlen, and Cashner will be Free Agents.. I have one offer that would send Cutch and Medlen for Ozuna at $11 and Street $20.. which could help me a little in svs, but hurt me in hitting, but I”d also keep a potential keeper for next year.
    I have another offer of Cashner for Cingrani $5.. which again would helme next year.. and I have one that would send Cutch for Yelich(whom I would have for $5 over at least the next 2 years– and could contract to $15 for 3 more)

    • Elwood Blues says:
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      @Elwood Blues: And as usual, Grey, thanks for the good work. But anyone feel free to comment.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Elwood Blues: Grabbing one closer won’t make much of a difference. Punt your saves, unfortunately. Don’t hate me, but I’m not sure that lineup will contend in crunch time. Getting Ozuna isn’t the answer, though.

      • Elwood Blues says:
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        @Terse: Thanks. Do i look at acquiring a top starter.. A hitter.. Or start trading away my free agents Medlen, Cashner, Cozart and start builing for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elwood Blues: These trades are terrible… Team looks like it could contend…

      • Elwood Blues says:
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        @Grey: Punt saves? And look at trading for a starter or hitter.. Or let it play out a bit.. I have a 30-steal lead in steals and would love to trade Cabby for some power pr pitching.. His hammy pull didn’t help matters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If it’s a keeper, it shouldn’t matter that Cabby is hurt for a few days…

          • Elwood Blues says:
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            @Grey: yeah being a keeper league. That’s why I am intreged by Yelich. Since I’d have him cheap for the next 4 years vs. losing Cutch as a free agent. Each team gets 2 minor league picks at start of year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya, but he should get you a cheap young guy that is playing well already in the majors…

  213. Calmentar says:
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    Cespedes for Hammels?

    • Calmentar says:
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      @Calmentar: or can trade for Shields too

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @Calmentar: If you need pitching, go Shields. Like Cespedes for 2nd half though

  214. Colin says:
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    Grey whom do you see the Cards replacing Lyons with? Kelly is trash and Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha both had less than stellar starts last time out at AAA.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Colin: Wacha

  215. Trevor says:
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    Which one would you pick up at 2B?….Rutledge, Franklin, Uggla, Walker, Weeks, Dozier, Elliot Johnson

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Trevor: Fly with Franklin, my friend. Fly.

  216. Wilsonian says:
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    Henderson or Cishek, ROS?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Wilsonian: Henderson

  217. Glendalien says:
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    How would you rank in a dynasty lg? Straily, kluber, McAllister or porcello?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Glendalien: JB loves Kluber, but I think I’d put Straily, Kluber, Pork, Mcallister for longterm

  218. Mitch says:
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    Any worries a out scherzer vs Boston today? Red Sox swinging a mean stick. Hard to bench mad max though.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Mitch: gotta plug it and fugg it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mitch: Yeah, there’s worries, but agree with Terse

  219. Eddy says:
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    What’s up, Grey.

    In a 12-team H2H league I have an extremely deep SP and OF/Util.

    Current OF: Heyward, Choo, JUp, Stanton and Lind.
    Current SP: Scherzer, Darvish, Zimmermann, Bumgarner, Samardzija, Kluber

    I think I can get an owner to bite on Scherzer and Upton for Trout. I know you’re against selling Upton, but if you do, might as well be for the best potential OF, no? And I think my SP can take the hit.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Eddy: I’d sit tight, but your’e not crazy for wanting to do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: I wouldn’t do that

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Eddy: I’d try to move Choo or Heyward w/ Scherzer first, if you haven’t already. If you have to the deal as-is, I’d take Trout though.

  220. B.o.B says:
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    Jerome Williams home vs. Pitt or Straily @ Sea?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @B.o.B: SON and I think Straily

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Terse: I’m concerned about Straily’s road stats (5.30 ERA) and his last start in Sea about a month ago (5 inn, 6 hits, 4 BB, 6 ER)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B: What does SON say? WIlliams

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: 13.5 to 13.3 in favor of Straily so practically a push

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @B.o.B: Yep, Grey had me thinking I was crazy for a moment

  221. Dan says:
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    Puig or Butler?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Dan: Butler

  222. paulzone says:
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    Which SP would want in a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Harvey or Jered Weaver? Not sure if Harvey is on an innings limit…

    Would you do this:
    Give Kelly Johnson & Adrian Gonzo
    Get Harvey or Weaver & Pedroia

    I just traded for Votto at 1B and I have Bautista and/or Pence to play RF…

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @paulzone: pull that trigger yesterday

      • paulzone says:
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        @Terse: Harvey or Weaver is the question?

        • Terse

          Terse says:
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          @paulzone: woops, sorry p’zone. thought you were getting both. I’d go with Harvey

  223. JFK says:
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    Anyone know AJax’s status for today?
    Hopefully the hammy issue was just a temporary flare-up…

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @JFK: Twitter murmurs merely say “questionable”, but I think they’ll give him another day’s rest.

      I’m sure you have a lineup site, but baseballpress.com gets those lineups real fast and many hours before game time. Also, Guru does a lot of lineup updates with his Twitter @TheGuruGS

      • JFK says:
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        @Terse:

        Thanks, Terse!
        Had to set my lineup and walk away for the day, but fortunately he played.
        UNFORTUNATELY, I sat Myers for Carpenter in my Utility slot…ouch.

  224. Bubba says:
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    Need SB and AVG. boost…

    Bourjos OR Leonys Martin?? Both are available to me.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Bubba: PBJ

  225. Josh Freeman says:
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    Should I trade for Hamels or stay away from him? What to expect ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh Freeman: Depends what you’re trading for him… I’d be concerned about him

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        @Grey: I’m going to have an extra OF when Harper returns. I need to drop one anyway, so I could offer Choo for Hamels???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Josh Freeman: He’s worth it for the right price as a buy low. The Phillies’ offense is terrible though, so I wouldn’t expect improved run support, but his ratios should improve a bit. I just traded Hamels and Shelby Miller for Goldschmidt this past week in an RCL to give you some idea of his perceived value.

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        @Big Magoo: Thanks Magoo. As I relied to Grey, I’m going to have an extra OF when Harper returns. I need to drop one anyway, so I could offer Choo for Hamels??? Too much??

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Josh Freeman: Choo for Hamels is fair if you need pitching help. I’d probably aim a little higher at first though. Think King Felix, Lee, Harvey, Scherzer, Bumgarner.

  226. Unclecharlie says:
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    1. Walker is stinking up my 2b slot are any of Dozier, Descalso, or Beckham worth an ad?

    2. Need ERA and WHIP help, drop Lester for Erasmo, Lyles, Locke or Ubaldo?

    3. Platooning Lind, Dunn, and Joyce thru two slots in a daily. Now that I got Moreland back who to drop or trade?

    4. There is no C.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier…Lyles…Dunn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  227. Hank says:
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    Who wins

    Jay Bruce and Dominic brown

    For

    Kershaw and chapman

    My pitching is awful but my hitters have been ridiculous and I lead in almost every hitters cat by quite a bit.

    Did I spend too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  228. Tom says:
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    des jennings or alex gordon ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  229. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    French DJ or stuck in a Rut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I know, I’m just so F-ing frustrated by him

        I got a new mod last night, it’s mechanical and a sick ass tank for $50. My buddy hooked me up, If I would of gone to a store it would of cost me anywhere from $100-$120.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! I actually bought some new tanks about two weeks ago, but I shipped them to the desert, without knowing the mail here is redirected to Cougar’s parents in Indiana, so now I’m waiting fro stuff to go back and forth across the country… Thinking I’m just gonna go to my spot on Westwood Blvd today.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: thats hilarious, why does it get directed to Indiana?

            There is a spot by me that other stores buy from so things are cheep and my buddy knew I was in the market for a mechanical mod. For $40 I got the mod, battery, charger,and a battery. Then I got the tank for $10. I need to go online, he orders stuff direct from Hong Kong where all the stores buy from, the prices are ridiculous.

            He told me they have a vape meet thing by where we live every couple of months with a lot of the juice makers. Also told me about this

            http://www.vapefest.com/

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, vapefest is during a buddy’s wedding weekend which I’m in the wedding party for, so there goes that… It goes to Indiana cause that’s where her parents are for the summer months… Their mail goes there… So when they get it, they’re gonna ship it back to me in LA, which could be weeks from now… I shouldn’t have had it shipped to the desert…It was my bad… So while I want for that to go all over creation, I’m just gonna go to the store in LA to hold me over…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: the super cheap spot is in a “video” store that is open til three in the morning, comes off super shady but have on-line type prices on everything.

                I think I’m going to order some stuff from Hong Kong, looks like the best deal by leaps and bounds

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… There’s no video stores open until 3 AM that aren’t Shadesville. You won’t order from a US place but you’ll order online from Hong Kong?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: when I get a pre-paid card, I’ll order from anywhere. They have the tanks that cost 3o, 40, 50, 60 bucks in stores for like 10 bucks.

                    Jack Full of Hypocrisy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Nice… Yeah, I just need a ten dollar one, hopefully they have them in stick at my spot…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: always looking for a better tank, have had some issues with the cheep ones I have bought, the one I got has 16 wicks and dual core with the swivel tip, it’s bad ass

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I haven’t had much issue with the $10 jammies, but they do go kaput after about 10 days… So it’s like a $10/every two weeks thing…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve seen on e-bay and that place in hong kong where you can get the $10 tanks for $1

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not surprising… Number export behind backscratchers is this shizz…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: just n front of cell phone cases

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Exactly!

  230. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dunno where my post went.

    Anyway you starting leake at the D Backs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  231. VinnyCora says:
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    Ok, Grey & Terse said pull the trigger earlier but the trade has evolved a bit.

    I send Holliday, Zobrist, Dickey

    I receive Heyward, Castro, Harvey

    The original motivation behind this trade was to add a SP, and I’m worried it’s self defeating by sending Dickley. Holliday and Zobrist are solid and consistent while the two I’m getting have more upside, but if they don’t pan out, I’m sinking my first place team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s in your favor by a lot…

      • VinnyCora says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G, I pried a 17th rounder for a 21st rounder out of him too, just to make me feel better. All in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • VinnyCora says:
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      @VinnyCora: the more I look at it, the more it looks like a win at just about every spot….if it were March.

  232. royce! says:
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    I’d like to take a gamble on Ike Davis coming back strong in my 14-teamer. Would you drop Cobb or A Bailey (I already have 4 closers- Holland, Bell, Benoit and Pestano)? Davis would likely take over for Joyce at UTIL if he ends up being worth anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: good call I grabbed Ike too in two leagues. here’s to hoping his home plate phobia is gone

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @royce!:

      dropped him earlier this morning for my back-up MI (raburn)
      means i’ll have to rely on rickie weeks to hold it togetheraand improve going forward .
      not too encouraged by ike’s recent HR’s , as those parks all play “downhill” ,
      but he IS making contact .
      from what i’ve read , they’re going to let him get his head together until
      at least the asb .
      also , something about a visit from his college hitting instructor ,
      which further makes me suspect the nepotism and favored status of mlb personnel .

  233. AJ says:
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    Need to make a 2nd baseman decision here in the near future, currently rolling with Rutledge whos showing some life but hearing Tulo may be back in 4 weeks.. Franklin, K.Johnson, Walker and Gyorko available…and with Gyorko possibly being back next week makes me wanna grab him NOW and dr Rut…any suggestions?

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: oh and power surging Dozier is available as well..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  234. AJ says:
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    Grey was just offered Segura for JJ Hardy and Wil Myers after his grand salami…good trade or reject? My MI would be Segura, Reyes barring any setbacks and Franklin if I pick him up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Segura

  235. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I have to root for Ike to come back and not suck, not just to make you look good, but me too for arguing his massive potential to others

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t think I’m gonna grab him anywhere though… I’m Au Shizz all over the place at 1st… And don’t really need a corner… Kinda feel like waiverblocking Rudy, but it’s not that important to me…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        BTW, totally writing that so I can point to it in 2 months and say, I’m an idiot…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Grey: pre-emptive idiocy, hhmmm it makes you more credible with your flaws and if he still sucks it makes you look like a genius…..brilliant

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s how I do!

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: that crafty bagel side of you

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Thrifty, yo! I just went to the Melrose store for the first time… Eh, it was all right… Hard to park and nowhere near the selection, they were nice though, so I feel bad saying anything negative on them…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: yeah, I’ve been to a spot where they were trying but didn’t quite get it. That’s why I like the spot in west covina I told you about, they are like a little community over there, everyone is super cool, decent selection and you can just hang out if you want to. My buddy went over last night for a little after hours vaping and chill dj for the heavy regulars

                  • Grey

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                    Yeah, bummed cause the Melrose shop is close… Oh well, Westwood one ain’t that far either…

      • @Grey: I traded for Moobs, have Chris Carter, and Corey Hart stashed on DL so I’m in no dire need for a 1B. I’m done with Ike…but probably would stream him at some point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s right, forgot about Butler… I’m not grabbing Ike either yet…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: It’s a pickupIKEican standoff

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We’ll see who blinks first… Probably someone else in the league since neither us need him…

  236. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    gardner gets the assist on Myers first HR, I’ll still take Puig over him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What did Gardner do? I was on the road…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: tipped the ball over the fence, would of been a routine play for trout

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Gotcha…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Gardner owns him in fantasy…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it was a grand salami…..he must own him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Definitely then

  237. costaricanchata says:
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    bone-head play of the day *
    dropped cingrani this morning to pick up blanco .
    wait for it ………………..

    inserted blanco into myers spot … due to his 1 for 17 start .

    insult to injury … myer rostered since may 9th (dropped billy hamiton) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta let your guys play…

  238. TheNewGuy says:
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    Will Myers, welcome to the show.

    Funny how hitters hit their first homer at Yankee Stadium often, remember Hosmer did it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t remember that on Hosmer…

  239. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey…I’m trailing on ERA by .02 and tied on W’s. My opponent has no more starters and I have K’s and QS locked up, but trail by .19 on WHIP. I have Greinke, Scherzer and Miller this afternoon. I’m thinking of starting Scherzer and Miller while leaving Greinke on the bench. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them actually

  240. PistolPete says:
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    I like the idea of buying Upton, but i have a hard time evaluating guys when their performance is all over the place.. Who would you offer out of hitters like choo, agordon, aram, zobrist and pitchers like scherzer,hamels, madbum and samardjzia?
    Thanks!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @PistolPete:

      start with choo and a lesser sp … maybe a parker or a milone .
      probably won’t get it done , but should begin the dialogue .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d offer A-Ram, Samardzija, Zobrist or Gordon in that order…

  241. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    SONOFABENCH! Ryan Howard, i have been slacking on my batter vs pitcher numbers, 4 prior HR’s against Gee, now 6 total, all four prior hits were HR’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: double nut punch with hot sauce in the eyes

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Followed by a double-axehandle smash

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that a vape flavor?

  242. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    eck, gee’s 1st bad start in around a month. He really has to keep the ball down with 14 homers in 84 innings on the season. Messed up my era in 2 leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: from earlier comments we should drop gee for lyles in a 10 teamer? Can’t get Lyles in a 16 teamer, but can drop Niese on sunday night for erasmo in that league so i’ll be doing that.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Play the matchups in a 10-teamer. Parker? Straily? Cole? Anyone like that available?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i have cole. other 2 have been owned pretty much all year. It’s got 30 man rosters so a lot of pitchers are owned. Well, the smarter teams anyway, as some twits have like 9 bench hitters.

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I only ask because I’m in a few of those leagues, and the Parker/Straily/Cole types are either owned by me or on and off waivers at various times. Tillman? Stults maybe?

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Big Magoo: tillman’s streame