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Lance without an ACL isn’t NE good.  With a torn meniscus, Lance Berkman is only out for six to eight weeks.  “Hello, I’m Keith Morrison of Dateline.  Today’s story is about an aging vet.  A vet that the media began reporting as finished.  Done.  But where this vet saw the end, his knee saw just a setback.  Also, on tonight’s Dateline:  Can you get cancer from playing with your cat?”  Berkman and I haven’t always seen eye to eye.  Last year, he berated me in the comments for not believing in him, then disappeared this year when he wasn’t going well.  I hold no ill feelings towards him.  That competitive edge that drove him to compete also drove him to comment on our site.  Last year, A-Rod missed 6 weeks with a torn meniscus.  I’d put him and Berkman around the same level of gimpiness.  So Lance B. coming back around mid- to late-July.  With Berkman out, Matt Adams should have a nice long leash.  I already went over my Matt Adams fantasy.  I wrote it while cringing at contestants on The Next Food Network Star.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Neftali Feliz – To the DL with right elbow inflammation and could be out for 6 weeks or longer.  This is the Rangers simply watching his innings so he’s okay in the playoffs.  Wouldn’t shock me to see him not starting again until August, unless the Rangers start sliding in the division, which seems doubtful without the Angels, A’s and M’s all combining into one super-mediocre team, the Mangelics, then combining all of their wins.

Roy Oswalt – The Rangers are suddenly interested in bringing in Oswalt.  Uh-oh, the Mangelics better bring in Cliff Lee.

Yu Darvish – 4 IP, 4 ER.  He’s only been roughed up twice this year.  Both times vs. the Mariners.  Now, I’m not saying anything funny’s going on here, but… Well, I am.  When I was in Little League, my best friend was the best pitcher in our league and, before a game where we were facing off, he came to me and said he’d groove a pitch for me to hit.  As anyone knows who has played baseball, if you know a ball is going to be right down Broadway, your confidence boosts and you hit the ball hard.  So far, Ichiro hasn’t hit anything well this year, except against Yu.  They’re guilty!  Hmm… Now that I think about it, this will be a good anecdote to get me out of jury duty.

Sean Marshall – Got the one out save yesterday because Aroldis was used a lot recently, and doing 93 in a 55 rather than 99 in a 60 and 6 inches.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks while pitchslapping Mike Minor.  Totally solid game from Mike Leake, which sounds like a name Bart would ask for at Moe’s.  His K-rate hasn’t been good and, in most mixed leagues, I’d wait to see more before adding him.

Drew Stubbs – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 2 homers.  That’s two by four, which is a Hacksaw Jim Duggan Special!

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4 with a homer.  Buh-bye, Freddy Galvis and Dozier or whatever schmohawks I was rocking at shortstop.  I’m back in on Cozart.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer while batting .280.  He’s been so much better than Ryan Zimmerman, and now my blood pressure is higher than Billy Joel’s cholesterol.

Henry Rodriguez – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and was pulled for the Sean Burnett save.  Johnson said he’s had it up to “here” with Rodriguez.  The “here” being about 4 feet lower than Rodriguez throws most of his pitches.  Johnson indicated he could just go to a committee, which never makes anything better from a fantasy standpoint.  I’m gonna hold BB-Rod in my leagues, because Johnson has gone back to him before.  In leagues where you’re desperate for saves, Burnett and Clippard could see opportunities.

Vernon Wells – Has a torn thumb ligament.  Will be out for at least 2 months.  The Angels are in talks to acquire Adam Lind.  I’m kidding.  The Angels have labeled their Blue Jays iPhone contact as “Telemarketer” so they never answer the phone when they call.

Jerome Williams – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  You, “Coming off a bunch of solid starts, then Jerome gives up ten baserunners in 6 1/3 innings against the A’s in O(that’s a big stadium).co.  What gives, Grey?”  I streamed him, that’s what.

Miguel Montero – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain, which is more painful but less annoying than a strained groan.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4 with his 6th homer.  He’s hitting .350 over the last week and, like Mr. Chiquita Banana, he usually hits them in bunches.

Jason Marquis – Twins designated him for assignment.  Man, the Twins are pink-slipping more people than Victoria’s Secret.

Ryan Braun – Homered then left yesterday’s game (which still might be going) with some groin tightness.  I used to get that whenever my 10th grade English teacher called on me.  Very embarrassing.

Irving Falu – 1-for-3, hitting .415 since his call-up.  Irving Falu, who sounds like the only Jewish Hawaiian in the world — “Hey, guys let’s have a luau, but instead of burying a pig, let’s bury a brisket,” could fill in while Getz gets (stutterer!) better from his rib injury.

Felipe Paulino – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Yes, you should pick him up.  Yes, now.  This will be here when you return.  If you want the gist of the rest of the post before you go, here, “And that’s me quoting me!  C) There is no C.  Schmohawk, yawnstipating, hot schmotato… SAGNOF!”  Now go!

Jeff Francoeur – 4-for-4 on Sunday, a homer on Monday, on your team on Tuesday.

Orlando Hudson – White Sox announced that Hudson would be their 3rd baseman.  I’d rather Orlando who ran the strip joint on The Wire be my team’s 3rd baseman.  The White Sox were seeking a vacation from 3rd base mediocrity and settled on the lamest choice possible – Orlando.

Jeremy Hefner – Will be taking over Miguel Batista’s spot in the rotation while he’s on the DL.  Hefner sounds like a Playboy heir, but his career AA/AAA stats (6-7 K/9, 2-3 BB/9) look like he’s more of a hustler.

Brian Roberts – Said he was close to starting a rehab assignment.  On a side note, his picture looks like he saw the Ghost Of His Former Self.

Jose Reyes – 4 for his last 10 with 3 steals.  Hey, the fifteen minute handshake that ends with Ozzie lighting a fire under his ass is working.

Austin Kearns – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs, and a steal as he started in left field.  With Gaby causing the Marlins Triple-A affiliate to build a women’s locker room and Logan playing 1st base, Kearns might see time in the outfield.  Really only an NL-Only play for now.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 as he crushed Jamie Moyer with a grand salami.  Hey, Giancarlo, I like cougars too!

Matt Garza – 3 IP, 7 ER. Ouch… Wait, what?  Oh, God, I’m bleeding from all sides!  Please, make it stop!

Bud Norris – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks as he lowered his ERA to 3.14.  I’ve been telling you to pick him up since April.  We’re good, right?  All right, cool.

Chris Johnson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Nothing says desperation like picking up Chris Johnson before he gets around the bases.  Chris Johnson, welcome to the Grey Albright All-Stars, feel free to use my lineup for your bathroom.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-4 with a slam (7) and legs (2).  I’m getting people asking me in the comments if they should drop him.  Seriously, what do you want at MI?  He’s been better than Robinson Cano!

B.J. Upton – 1-for-4 with a double that was overturned into a homer.  I once had a two bagger overturned into a homer and that also involved a B.J.

Cory Leubke – Scheduled for Tommy John surgery after taking a few weeks to get a few different doctors’ opinions.  Too bad opinions aren’t like elbow tendons.

Cody Ross – Out for two months with a fractured bone in his foot.  If you have two first names, you should have four feet.  Cust kayin’.

Clay Buchholz – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER to raise his ERA to 7.84.  Anyone that dares own him in fantasy knows his nickname should be Butthurtz.

Will Middlebrooks – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Now with the Ross injury, the Red Sox are leaning towards keeping Middlebrooks in the majors.  I can’t imagine why.  Their outfield yesterday was Che-Hsuan Lin, Marlon Byrd and Daniel Nava.  One guy who wasn’t even a starter on his college team (Nava), one guy who the Cubs couldn’t wait to lose (Byrd) and one guy Red Sox fans are deluding themselves about because his name looks like Lynn and he likes rice.

  1. Steve says:
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    Need one from this pile of bleurgh for Wednesday:

    Estrada v SF
    Feldman @ SEA
    Milwood v TEX
    McAllister v DET
    White @ MIA
    Morton v NYM

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Estrada

  2. ‘morning Grey —

    Am I crazy for thinking I’d rather pick up a newly-activated Coco Crisp or a freshly-dropped Dexter Fowler before making a waiver claim on Adams? This is in a 16-team one-year roto league where either would mostly be a UTIL, and where I need power and steals more or less evenly.

    I’m just wary on rookies, though if you think I’m way off please slap the side of my head or just tell me here and I’ll try to snap out of it.

    Seriously, between those three — Crisp, Fowler, Adams — how would you rank them and do you see them as close in value? Or would you see a big gap somewhere?

    And whichever of the three I take, I need to drop a reliever. I have two who are handcuff-types: Burnett and Benoit. I have BB-Rod and so maybe holding Burnett makes sense, but also I can’t shake the feeling that the Tigers are going to announce something’s wrong with Valverde and then Benoit’s a good closer for a top team. Based on what you wrote above, I’m assuming you think Burnett’s pretty droppable, right? Or is Benoit out of the discussion?

    Sorry for packing so many questions together. Thanks as always for your help.

    • @Enrique, Please add Rajai Davis to the above mix.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Enrique, Adams

        • @Grey, Thanks, Grey. Is Burnett the better drop between him and Benoit until we see Valverde is back and healthy?

          Is this guy Nostradamus a friend of yours?

    • Nostradamus says:
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      @Enrique, All players involved are crap. Flip a coin

      • @Nostradamus, Thanks!

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Enrique, look if you play in a 16 team league and Adams is still there to grab, then it would be foolish not to rush to add him immediately. I mean in such a deep league Adams is a must have. I even grabbed him in one of my 10 team leagues. Forget about Crisp.

      • @Moscowitz, He’s on waivers until tomorrow. I have the No. 9 priority, so I’m not positive I’ll get him. But I put in the request.

  3. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    jesus H . alou .
    jesus H . montero … i don’t care . choose your deity .

    the guy (falu) spends 9 years playing minor league ball ,
    goes 5 for 11 , when you (getz) 1st injure your ribs , and
    you rush back , in 2 days time , out of fear that he’s going
    to wally pipp you ??

    this time stay down , you selfish prick .
    let the guy have his “run” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha

  4. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    if you would have been more charming to andre ethier’s mom ,
    you’d have been up to 5 lady readers by now .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I think we fell to 3

  5. Oh, one more unrelated question before I’m off to work: are you starting Matt Moore against the Blue Jays? This is in a 16-team roto league with a strict innings cap (1250), where I’m a little ahead of pace so far.

    I can argue it either way: Toronto is hitting only .226 on the road, he’s facing Drew Hutchinson and so he should get support, he settled down nicely and had 8Ks and 1 BB against the Red Sox last time out. Then again, he’ll face Bautista, Encarnacion, Lawrie, and Moore hasn’t been reliable so far.

    So what do I do when I can’t decide? I ask you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d start him…

  6. For deep roto league middle infield help, who do you like between Elliot Johnson, Freddy Galvis, Tyler Greene, or the Jewish Hawaiian?

    • Nostradamus says:
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      @Enrique, Are you kidding me? This isnt one on one hour with Grey. Anything else you wanna ask?

      • Sambo Jenkins says:
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        @Nostradamus, u mad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Johnson

  7. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    1) My Reddick for his Moore? Right time to sell high and buy low on these two, right?

    2) Drop Dirks and/or Tabata for Frenchy, Soriano, and/or Boesch (obp/xbh)

    3) Campana or one of Crisp, Bourjos, or Span (obp/xbh)

    4) Pick two of Davis, Seager, Headley, and Goldy (obp/xbh)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, 1) Sure 2) Tabata for Frenchy 3) Campana 4) Davis, Seager

    • chata says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel,

      i’m sorry , but i can’t get past the 1st 2 words of your question .
      guess i don’t have the focus or the perseverance to be a ‘pert .

      pardon me , while i scroll down .

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @chat, umm…ok. not sure what your problem is but I’m glad you could find the time for that pointless post.

        • chata says:
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          @Melvin Emanuel,

          attempt at humor .
          nothing personal .

          • Melvin Emanuel says:
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            @chata, poor attempt at humor at my expense ha. I still don’t get it though, unless you were trying to say it was laughable to even suggest I could get Moore for Reddick.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He was joking about ‘hold my Reddick.’

  8. barker says:
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    12 team al only trade 5×5
    went through yesterday

    my hamilton cody ross butthurtz for pujols jennings jarrod parker

    hamilton is god ross thankfully got hurt and butthurtz was about to be dropped before i dropped hochevar thats how bad hes been

    my OF is now swish cespedes jennings when fully healthy with crisp on the bench
    and obv pujols to 1st

    how do you think i made out on this

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @barker, Solid…

  9. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Love the reporting between Puma and Chapman. Just read this about Chapman : LHP Sean Marshall retired Braves RF Jason Heyward for the save Monday night, one day after the Reds named LHP Aroldis Chapman as the closer. Chapman was not available after pitching three of four days.

    Seems like Dusty and Ron were playing 8-ball pool together as Dusty is convinced he didn’t get arrested and just had a speeding ticket although the police report shows he was arrested for speeding and suspended licence. I love delusional people!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Thanks! Ha…

  10. Tony says:
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    when you’re debating on starting WAINY vs SD, thats bad… ughh….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, True

  11. Grey,

    I think the anwswer is probably to hold in both cases, but do you think Paulino is an upgrade over Marcum or Moore (the worst two pitchers in my 16-team 5×5 league where my weakest pitching categories are Ks and Ws) or over Sherzer or Fister (the worst two in my 14-team 6×6 league where I’m fine with Ks but weakish at Ws and ERA)?

    Thanks….

    • Nostradamus says:
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      @Enrique, Wow another question. Do you want his cell #?

      • Jack says:
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        @Nostradamus,

        1-800-244-8487

        for our female readers:

        1-800-244-3425

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack, Ha!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Nostradamus, lol!!! Thats funny i dont care who ya are…

      • RiffRaff says:
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        @Nostradamus, lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Hold

  12. El Gato says:
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    Need some trade help — 12 team h2h keeper league–

    Beltran/Tex for Victorino/A Gonzalez

    Which side you got? Muchos Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Gato, Tex…It’s close…

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Hey Grey, looking to deal pitching for Fellatio in an on-base league where I need steals, but not sure which pitcher to give away. Could you rank the pitchers you would trade foir him straight up, in the order I should offer them:
    Marcum, Peavy, Mad-bum, Lester, Cain, Gio (also have Holland, Garcia)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Marcum, Peavy…

  14. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Better side-
    LaHair and Alexei Ramirez or Andrus and Viciedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Andrus

    • chata says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson,

      now , that’s a nice nickname .
      i’m going to assume you were a pitcher .

  15. TheNewGuy says:
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    Also, which would you add out of Clippard and Burnett.

    Clippard’s clearly got the closer type stuff, so it seems strange they aren’t considering going to him for a while. Has Johnson said they don’t wanna take him outta a setup role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Clippard

  16. slojup says:
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    Beltran and Teix for A. Jones and Zambrano. Fight! Who wins in that trade? 12 team 5×5 roto…Thanks!

    • Nostradamus says:
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      @slojup, I win

      • @Nostradamus, Agreed.

        • slojup says:
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          @Enrique, @Nostradamus, look! It’s Troll 1 and Troll 2! Dr. Seuss and Kanye would be proud. @Grey, YOUR advice is appreciated and the reason I frequent the site. Gratsi as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slojup, Tex

  17. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    of course you want back in , on cozart .
    well , let me tell you , friend , that’s a roller-coaster ride .
    a roller-coaster ride to disappointment and despair .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Thanks!

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        that’s just opinion .
        i ain’t no nostradamus , or nuthin’ .

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, HA!

    • Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, another Ha! to the pile

  18. Yankees2012 says:
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    Grey,
    I had mixed feelings about Cozart finally doing something. I had just dropped him, but had picked up Desmond, so I will assume someone was watching out for me.

    I will continue to ask about Howie Kendrick and what to do with him. My infield (other than Votto) of Kendrick, ARod and now Desmond is pretty weak. Is it time to make a trade or bench him or even worse? Your assistance as always is greatly appreciated.

    By the way, I was this close (holding fingers very close) to picking up Paulino last night as he was blanking my hapless Yanks, but didn’t and now he’s gone. Would he have been worth dropping Delgado for and is Milone worth picking up again (dropping Delgado or even Downs).

    Thanks Grey and my apologies for the long read.

    • Nostradamus says:
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      @Yankees2012, You should give Grey your log-in and password and let him manage your team the rest of the way. He’ll contact you in October to let you know how it turned out.

      • BobbyVCard says:
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        @Nostradamus, You should stop commenting.

        • Turk Wendell says:
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          @BobbyVCard,

          I think he needs a nap…or a mailing address he doesn’t share with his mom.

      • Yankees2012 says:
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        @Nostradamus,
        I’m game if Grey is. I ask the questions because I respect his opinion and he knows more about this most if not all of us. That’s why we visit the site, no?

        Send me the link to your site and I’ll check it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yankees2012, Yeah, Delgado… Oh well… If you can bench Kendrick and find someone on waivers…

  19. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Please rank Nicasio, Niese, H. Alvarez ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Niese, Alvarez

  20. Hole Camels says:
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    Drop Smyly for a prospective Oswalt add? (I’m projected to be a fair amount over the innings cap at the moment)

    • Hole Camels says:
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      @Hole Camels, I forgot to mention I can also ditch Avila (picked up Lucroy)

    • @Hole Camels, I think the league’s figuring out Smyly, but I’m not as high on Oswalt as some. I think he would be an upgrade. But is anyone else available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hole Camels, Ditch Avila

  21. Scottie O. says:
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    Drop Minor or Friedrich for Paulino?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Scottie O.,

      I’d drop Minor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scottie O., Minor

  22. Nostradamus says:
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    *David Wright 2-4, 1 RBI…now hitting .415. Hitting .500 since the recommendation to sell.
    Not mentioning him doesn’t make him not there.

    • Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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      @Nostradamus, The 1 HR he has in the last month is really making me wish that I had him.

  23. BobbyVCard says:
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    Would you drop Morneau, Pierre, Rios, or Lomo to add Frenchy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BobbyVCard, Pierre if you don’t need steals… Rios…

  24. dsg says:
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    Who to play tonight:

    Marcum vs SF
    Volquez @STL
    Zimmerman @PHI
    Cahill vs LAD

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dsg, Marcum, Zimmermann, Cahill

  25. Vicious and Delicious says:
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    16-team 5×5 H2H cat league, 5 keepers

    C AJ Ellis
    1B Prince Fielder
    2B Howie Kendrick
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Elliot Johnson
    MI Mike Aviles
    CI Albert Pujols
    OF Josh Hamilton
    OF BJ Upton
    OF Tony Campana
    U David Ortiz

    B Mark Trumbo
    B Will Middlebrooks

    SP Clayton Kershaw
    SP Stephen Strasburg
    SP Jake Peavy
    SP Anthony Bass
    SP Henderson Alvarez
    RP Scott Downs
    RP Rafael Soriano
    RP Joaquin Benoit

    B Ross Detwiler
    B Marco Estrada
    B Ernesto Frieri
    B Trevor Bauer

    DL David Robertson

    Would I be completely out of my mind to trade Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, and Henderson Alvarez for Ryan Braun and Roy Halladay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vicious and Delicious, Yeah

  26. BobbyVCard says:
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    Would you drop Morneau, Pierre, Rios, or Lomo to add Tabata?

    • Nostradamus says:
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      @BobbyVCard, The most important question is…would you?

      • BobbyVCard says:
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        @Nostradamus, I repeat, you should stop commenting.

        • Yankees2012 says:
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          @BobbyVCard,
          It’s obvious Nostradumass is winning all of his leagues. He definitely appears to have all of the answers, so I am wondering why he even uses this site.

        • Yankees2012 says:
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          @BobbyVCard,
          I have to admit, after reading through all of the comments and as obnoxious as he is, some of his responses are a tad entertaining. I appreciate the assistance Bobby, but you should let him rant. He provides a service believe it or not. Getting some of us including me to make some of these decisions is not the craziest thing. I for one find him amusing and partially useful.

  27. William says:
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    @Grey and @Everyone: My injury depleted team was offered the following trade:

    I get: Tim Lincecum and Shane Victorino
    I give up: Desmond Jennings and Jake Peavy

    5×5 standard ROTO.

    Players on my team that are on the DL: Daniel Hudson, Desmond Jennings, Emilio Bonifacio, Kevin Youkilis, Matt Kemp, Evan Longoria

    Note: I only have 1 DL spot

    Is Desmond going to be any good with a bad knee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William, Not good

  28. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    Hamilton, Beachy and Capuano for Jupside, BRUUUUCE and myers – which side?

    • Adam says:
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      @broadstreetbrawler,

      That’s a tough one…..

      Depends how badly you need another elite OF. I personally would take the Hamilton/Beachy side though. Hamilton is on a mission…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @broadstreetbrawler, It is fair… Bruce…

  29. Schizer says:
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    Cahill worth starting tonight? How about Zimmerman?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schizer, Yup, yup

  30. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Please rank at Util spot in a 10team H2H points league…
    frenchy, luke scott, tabata, pena, chris davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Frenchy, Davis, Scott…

  31. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    Joanne’s son Vance, went to see Dr. Freeze Monday for a “2nd Opinion”.

    His 1rst Opinion? Your mom’s best acting was on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
    His 2nd Opinion? I think a 12-18 month vacation may be in your future.

    Most trips to see Dr Freeze don’t end with the patient being an active contributing member of your championship fantasy baseball team at
    years end. Just sayin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza, Ha! True…

  32. Turk Wendell says:
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    Frenchy, Torres, Tabata

    Ranked right for the short term?

    • @Turk Wendell, I’d switch around the last two and add that there’s a decent sized drop off between Frenchy and Tabata.

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Enrique, Thanks.

  33. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    grey, I’m in a deeper league and am a little curious about xavier avery and elian herrera. Is it too soon for these guys to get taken, just making a stab in the dark.

    • Grey

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      @Jack Full of Hate, I’d grab Avery…

  34. nightpandas says:
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    Need a pitcher off WW:

    Nolasco
    Milone
    Diamond
    B Chen
    Blanton
    Harang
    Arrieta
    Friedrich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Milone

  35. supra says:
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    I need a Grey-nking ROS: Pettitte, Bass, Paulino, Harang, Oswalt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Ha… Paulino, Bass, Oswalt

  36. Watson says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    What do you think of Smyly going forward? Is he worth a drop in a 12 team for Rizzo for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, Morning… I’d grab Rizzo…

  37. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Grey, hold Jerome Williams for his next start @ SEA or punt him for any of Doubront, Matusz, or Harang? I am K deficient.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @TualatinTwoStep, Williams will not K many guys. However, his start last night was a little deceiving. The strike zone was jumping around on him like Daffy Duck (hoohoohoohooo) and he gave up a double when Trumbo when lumbering after a little flair like Herman Munster. He still looked decent last night and only gave up 2 in 6+ on a night when he didn’t have his best stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TualatinTwoStep, I’d holding him for @SEA

  38. STRAWberry says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think Feliz and his replacement Feldman shared an awkward glance when seeing each other on the street a la Bizzaro Episode of Seinfeld?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @STRAWberry, HA!

  39. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    Who would you prefer rest-of-season, Garrett Richards LAA or Brad Peacock OAK? 14-team mixed 5×5 with three minor league spots.

    I have an offer of shipping out Gregor Blanco and Garrett Richards for Jarrod Dyson and Brad Peacock.

    I am activating Matt Kemp and intend to drop Blanco/Dyson in a week when that happens, so it’s really a question who can have more of an impact in 2012 between Richards and Peacock. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Far Beyond Driven, Peacock

  40. Hardcore Midget says:
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    I have Lowrie at SS right now. Is it worth still holding on to Erick Aybar for now, hoping the Angels heat up?
    Or is it time to cut bait on Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hardcore Midget, Lose him

  41. Booya says:
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    Wilhelmsen or Grilli in holds league?

    Please rank Hill, Altuve, Lowrie, Espinosa for MI.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Wilhelmsen…. Hill, Espinosa, Lowrie

  42. OaktownSteve says:
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    Grey I notice you’ve got a little case of the Hosmers lately. A little bit of woe is I, is what I mean to say. The falcon cannot hear the falconer, as Yeats said (and which is not really relavent here but sounds cool). That is, the blues is your business and business is good. So I’m sending you some good juju for all the good voodoo that you do.

    Just checked out your team and you have by my count, 6 guys who are about to start hitting the cover off the ball in the RCL. Cano, Zimm, Aramis, Stanton, the return of Young, and Hosmer (whose double last night was opposite field…and everybody know that opposite field doubles are the harbinger of torrid hitting).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Yeah, my hitters are so overdue and waiting for them has given me the Hosmers… Thanks for the pep talk!

  43. Jack says:
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    “One guy who wasn’t even a starter on his college team (Nava), one guy who the Cubs couldn’t wait to lose (Byrd) and one guy Red Sox fans are deluding themselves about because his name looks like Lynn and he likes rice.”

    Somebody find that .gif of the kid saying, “that’s racist!”

    Hillarious.

  44. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Who’s more valuable to hang onto in an extra DL spot – Berkman or Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Berkman

  45. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Got a couple of hot schmotatoes on my roster, wondering if they’re starting to rot and it’s time to pick up new ones. ALl for Util/OF.

    On my roster: Gregor Blanco, Alfonso Soriano, Espinosa.
    Pool: Viciedo, Arencibia, Jed Lowrie, Moreland, Salty.

    Any guys on my roster that should be dropped for anyone in that group?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Lowrie over Blanco, Viciedo over Alf…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Appreciate the feedback.

        Completely forgot I’m carrying two 2B right now, Danny Espinosa and Gordon Beckham.

        Would you lose either to make room for Lowrie?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beckham

  46. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Start Cahill today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Yup

  47. jerky says:
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    12 team 5×5 Roto do I give up Dan Haren for axford and one of “these guys” Janssen ,aceves, Thayer, dolis ,downs ….or Haren for 3 of “these guys” …if so which 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jerky, I wouldn’t trade Haren for closers

      • RiffRaff says:
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        @Grey, on the flip side, would you trade Raphael Soriano for Haren? I’d still have a good crew of closers (Motte, Betancourt, Reed).

  48. EK says:
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    Pls rank for 5 x 5 roto:

    SP:
    Norris
    Paulino
    M. Moore
    D. Hudson

    RP:
    Arredondo
    Burnett
    Walden

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, You did SP… Walden, Burnett

      • EK says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Where would you put McDonald for SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @EK, Above Moore right now…

  49. KeeblerMN says:
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    I dropped Bedard and picked up Paulino. Is it time to drop Mike Minor for someone else? I’m thinking Scott Diamond (homer pick.. hopefully no pun point) or Vogelsong, or do I hold with Minor and hope he turns it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KeeblerMN, Vogelsong

  50. Turk Wendell says:
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    “And that’s me quoting me! C) There is no C. Schmohawk, yawnstipating, hot schmotato… SAGNOF!”

    awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Hehe

  51. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I had to cut bait with Mike Minor. His last 5 starts have been quite crap-tacular. Too many other decent options on the waiver wire to have him burning a spot on my team. 31 ER in his last 26.2 IP isn’t good!

    • @Randy BoBandy, I dropped him a while ago in a 16-team league. Surprised you held on this long….

  52. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey: Is it put up or shut up time for Latos? These 5IP starts are killing in QS leagues and his FIP/xFIP/tERA are all solidly below average. Can he turn it around? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth, Hope so… Big test tonight…

  53. HotRod says:
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    Very Nice, Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

    HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, HOOOOOOO!

  54. nightpandas says:
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    Adams over JD Mart or Viciedo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, JD

  55. airweino says:
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    Is James McDonald going to keep this up?

    Would giving up Jordan Lyles for a year of McDonald in a long-term dynatsy league be a fair deal? Lyles under prospect protection for the next 4 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, He could… I’d lose Lyles…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, I mean for McDonald…

  56. frank rizzo says:
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    Who is the better SP to add? Chris Sale or Felipe Paulino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizzo, Sale

  57. HotRod says:
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    Avery or Tabata

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Avery

  58. airweino says:
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    Another trade question…would you deal Matt Kemp for Mike Trout?

    Kemp is under his real-life contract and Trout is a protected prospect for 3 more years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, Kemp

  59. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I have 2 offers for my longoria. Which of the following trades do i accept?

    #1 tulo scherzer and coco crisp for my longoria bourjos yunel and ubaldo.

    #2 longoria for travis d’arnaud and elvis andrus

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf chris johnson
    lf carlos lee
    cf jarrod dyson
    rf justin upton
    of vernon wells
    util tony campana
    bn travis snider
    bn peter bourjos
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl carl crawford
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp jason hammel
    sp cliff lee
    sp jon lester
    rp jason motte
    rp matt thorton
    rp rafael dolis
    rp matt capps
    p ubaldo jimenez
    p scott downs
    p aaron harang
    bn brad peacock
    bn garrett richards
    bn brian matusz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Tulo

  60. Derrick says:
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    In a standard, H2H, 10-man league…is Reddick and Kendrick too much to give up for Pedroia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Nope

  61. Adam says:
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    Would you start Latos vs. ATL and Zimmermann @ PHI? Projecting to be about 10 innings over cap right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Yup

  62. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Just been offered JUp/Latos for Harper/MMoore/Jansen. Still have Reed, Myers and Chapman in the ‘pen. Got to accept, right? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Take it

  63. SanFran1966 says:
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    Last roster spot:

    Felipe Paulino or Jarrod Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SanFran1966, Paulino

      • ABell says:
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        @Grey, you think parker turns it around this year and becomes more than a home streamer?

  64. Ryan says:
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    In trouble with starting pitching ..
    Can u please rank samardzia ,Floyd,Paulino,hammel,dempster,voglesong ROS
    I am stuck with Lester…and getting killed in ERA and WHIP

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Vogelsong, Hammel for ratios… Other guys are Ks… Dempster, Samardzija, Paulino…

  65. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    Grey,

    I give Pence and Ruiz, I get Bautista and my catcher would then become either Salty or AJ Ellis. Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie Met Your Mother, I’d take Bautista

  66. Project_badass says:
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    12-team 5×5 roto league

    A manager just dropped Berkman, would you pick him up and stash him on the DL?…I currently have Jennings and Hudson on the DL, and they should both be back with a week or 2…I would be dropping Frazier or Aaron Hill for him, since I just got Youk back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_badass, Drop Frazier

  67. Chillmodious says:
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    Hey, it’s Paulino-day… Time to do the meringue!

    With the following pitching roster, would you drop Dolis for Paulino or hold?

    (12tm / H2H / 5×5 / ESPN)

    SPs: Greinke, Anibal, Hanson, Jaime Garcia, Lance Lynn, Samardzija
    RPs: Chris Perez, Casilla, Downs, Dolis, Thayer, (Santos on DL)

    ————————

    This is predicated on Paulino being more than just a successful streamer and the notion that he’ll be solid for most of the year.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha! I’d hold Dolis…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Is that based on Dolis having dibs on the closer gig, my relative shakiness at closer in general, or a feeling that Paulino will simply be meh for the rest of the year? I nearly dropped Dolis for Paulino’s start yesterday, but thought it best to wait another day so I could ignore him after a dud. Of course, Paulino looked great at the House They Built Next To The House That Ruth Built, so I can’t just ignore him. I think if I went deep in to my psyche I’d find that I have no faith in Dolis’ pitching and I’m looking for any way to justify dropping him. Damn psychoanalysis!

        • chunk says:
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          @Chillmodious, I’d drop downs for him. I like Dolis : )

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @chunk, Frankly, a case could be made for dropping any of Downs/Dolis/Thayer. I can’t stand Street and don’t trust him, so that crosses Thayer off my list instantly. Downs hasn’t seen a save since tweaking his knee a few weeks back, and his recent appearances have provided no clarity whatsoever, but his ratios are solid so he hasn’t hurt my team’s performance. Dolis, however, is pure frustration. Sveum has no compunction about using him in non-save situations or leaving him in for multiple innings, the Cubs see even fewer save ops than the beleaguered Angels, and he seems to give up an ER or multiple base-runners every time out. Only thing pointing in his favor is the fact that he has the job with Marmol/Russell as the crappy alternatives. (Like I said, I’m pretty sure this is my subconscious searching for a replacement and a way to justify getting rid of Dolis)

  68. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    “Lance without an ACL isn’t NE good.”

    Too good. That, ladies and gents, is how you start a recap. Because a recap, without an ACE, is just PR.

    Maybe I’m just in a good mood b/c my Razzball-Endorsed Pitching Staff(tm) of Gio, MadBum, and Bud Norris was off its head last night.

    Thanks, Razzball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, Ha… Yeah, was a good night…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, yeah i had madibum, gio, paulino, and millone all in one league… good night indeed…

  69. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Roll the dice on Travis Wood @ Houston (Happ) tonight in a 12 team h2h pts league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, If you really need the start… Not ideal though… They just bombed Garza…

    • Prezii says:
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      @joe from point pleasant, DO IT!!!! So i can live thru you cuz i g ot talked off the ledge… When the game starts….. I AM joe from point pleasent!

  70. SF Values says:
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    Love the reference to The Wire.

    Orlando Hudson better look out for Wee-Bey and Little Man…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF Values, Hopefully Kima stays out of the crossfire…

  71. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Please rank Zambrano, Norris, Paulino, Colon for H2H. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Norris, Paulino, Z…

  72. chunk says:
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    Nava or Viciedo short term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Viciedo

  73. Wake Up says:
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    Nice work on the Chapman susp. lic.!

    When asked through a translator what’ll happen to his S63 if he doesn’t slow down, Chapman smirked, “I’ll roll this.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha!

  74. Chavo says:
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    Do you get paid with money for this fantasy magic you work?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chavo, Nope

    • Prezii says:
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      @Chavo, hes takin donations tho.. down the hall to the right theres a box! Thx!

      • RiffRaff says:
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        @Prezii, nice plug! I’m gonna finally get around to making a donation too – these guys deserve it.

  75. stoopid says:
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    Carp, Martinez, Smoak, or Tabata?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Carp

  76. AA says:
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    In a 5 player keeper league is Lincecum and Lawrie for Pujols or Bautista fair offers? Would you recommend I make the offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA, Eh… Not crazy about it, but could be fair…

  77. Matt says:
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    So should I go with Aybar, Seager, Cozart, Dozier, or Yunel OR try to trade for J Perlata (Have shark or sale really is all to trade) at SS?

    Also, Matt Adams or Chris Davis?

    Thanks

    7×7 roto with obp and slg too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Seager… Davis….

  78. MattTruss223 says:
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    MIA broadcast was running a graphic before the Giancarlo AB of “Things Younger Than Jamie Moyer”. Pretty funny.

    That Giancarlo blast was beautiful, anyone that hasn’t seen it, do yourself a favor: http://tiny.cc/uhzpew

    With Wells out and Abreu gone, Trumbo should be in the line-up full-time, no? Where does he fall in the 3B rankings if he’s seeing every day time? Around Aramis/A-Rod/Freese/Moose territory?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Trumbo and Bourjos… I’d put him in that group, yeah…

  79. Chillmodious says:
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    Regarding The Wire and your fantastic references, I couldn’t resist posting what is about to follow…

    I happen to be a die-hard supporter of the University of Michigan, so naturally I follow its football recruiting pretty closely. In 2009, Michigan’s then-incoming recruiting class featured some faces (along with some existing faces already affiliated with the team) that were DEAD RINGERS for prominent Wire characters. Accordingly, I submit:

    http://mgoblog.com/sites/mgoblog.com/files/images/73571a580e09_DF3F/the_wire_michigan_thumb.jpg

    Clockwise from top left:
    - DT commit Pearlie Graves, a dead ringer for Marlo muscle Chris
    - WR commit Jeremy Gallon, who could not possibly look more like Marlo muscle Snoop despite the fact that Snoop is, you know, a girl
    - DE commit Anthony LaLota, a pretty good facsimile of Nick Sobotka
    - RB coach Fred Jackson, a less scarred version of Norman Wilson, the mayor’s right hand man

    (via mgoblog)

    The Snoop lookalike is uncanny.

    **Now back to your regularly-scheduled fantasy advice programming**

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Nice…

  80. Ralph says:
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    @Grey….

    I have the following pitching matchups on my team this week:

    1) Bass at Mets
    2) Westbrook vs Phillies
    3) Billingsley vs Astros
    4) Wei-Yen Chen vs Royals
    5) Miley vs Brewers

    Would you drop any of those match-ups for the any of these guys going tonight (with a possible 2nd start on Sunday)

    1) Hughes vs Royals
    2) Happ vs Cubs
    3) Doubront at Orioles
    4) Harrison at Mariners
    5) Nolasco vs Rockies

    The five above are free agents. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph, Nolasco over Chen…

  81. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Matt Adams or Kendrys Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeffFromTallahassee, Adams

    • JeffFromTallahassee says:
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      Or Mitch Moreland?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Adams

  82. Heraldo says:
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    10-team League:
    Worth DL’ing Feliz or Carpenter? Or drop either one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Feliz

  83. Horse says:
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    Can’t believe I’m even considering not doing this trade. Any thoughts on:

    Give: Campana, H-Rod, Smyly
    Get: Lincecum

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Lincecum

  84. Oxford Comma says:
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    Hey Grey, Seager or Lowrie at 3B till Panda returns?

    thanks, friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Lowrie

  85. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: That Stanton shot was exactly why we all drafted him high this year, it was monstrous. I have Elliot in at SS, drop him for Cozart? You still like Desmond over Cozart also?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, He’s a beast… I’d hold…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, How do I get my handle attached to my team in the RCL Master Standings?

  86. Ferris says:
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    please rank these dudes rest of season

    lucas duda
    logan morrison
    will middlebrooks (assuming he stays up)
    matt adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks, Adams…

  87. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m in first place by about 10 points in a 5×5 12 team mixer. My outfield (and utility) is:

    Beltran
    McCutchen
    Ichiro
    Krispie Young
    Luke Scott
    Tabata (on the bench)

    My staff is:

    Bumgarner
    Gio
    Anibal
    J. Zimmerman
    Sherzer
    Some Streamers (Capuano, Volquez, vogelsong, paulino)

    Are you trading J. Zimmerman for Jay Bruce? How about the other big (ish)-name pitchers, any of those that you would or wouldn’t deal for Bruce?

    As an aside, would you trade any of those guys for Desmond Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Zimm for Bruce… I’d also trade him for Jennings… Bruce first…

  88. Bobby Nice says:
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    @Grey,
    I need to pick up a bat to hold Hosmer’s spot, but I’m not sure who to drop. I don’t have any hitters on my bench, so it’s gotta be a Pitcher. Who is my best option to drop? I’m thinking of picking up C. Davis, Frenchy, or M. Adams. Which one of those is best and is it worth it?

    J. Walden
    J. Zimmerman
    C. Jansen (Tor) (Santos is coming back, right?)

    Here’s the rest of my roster:
    Bumgarner, Gio, Morrow, Gallardo, Aceves, Soriano (NYY), Casilla, Bell.

    Thanks Dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walden for Frenchy

  89. William says:
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    @Grey: Should I cut bait on Emilio Bonifacio for Ian Desmond? I know I’ll lose steals in the long run, but in a 5×5 league, do I really lose out on anything else if I ignore batting average?

    Note* I currently do not have a SS playing in place of Bonifacio, due to all my injured players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William, Go for it…

  90. chunk says:
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    Podsednik in the Wrigley outfield?! Is this worth monitoring in a 16 team league?

    • chunk says:
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      @chunk, oops i mean fenway, ha! Live in chitown now (used to be boston…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely worth monitoring…

  91. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Is Nicasio good for a dip in a stream tonight or would the water make him malfunction?

    He has sung a sweet tune on the road so far this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Can give it a shot in some leagues, he’s risky though…

  92. Lis Franc says:
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    12 team Roto 6×6 (OPS, H).

    2B (Altuve, K. Johnson, or Kipnis) + Victorino for H. Ramirez

    Which side would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lis Franc, Hanley side… Doesn’t matter which 2B…

  93. Randy Johnson says:
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    GREY: These are the best 3B options off the waver wire, can you rate these in order of who you would take?

    Wilson Betemit
    Josh Bell
    Chris Johnson
    Nolan Arenado (any guess when he will be up?)
    Ian Stweart
    Jack Hannahan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy Johnson, Johnson (stutterer!)

      • chunk says:
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        @Grey, ha nice

  94. Sam says:
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    Pick one UTIL for the rest of this week: Arencibia, Viciedo, M Adams, Lowrie or Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  95. Sam says:
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    Can you rank these SPs ROS:

    Floyd
    Smyly
    Bass
    Paulino
    Capuano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cap, Floyd, Paulino, Bass…

  96. chunk says:
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    What are you thoughts on Howard when he gets back? Will he be more Moralesy or Beltrany?

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @chunk,

      So, by “Moralesy,” you mean on the shelf for another year? And, by “Beltrany,” you mean he’ll be hanging out with Eddie Murphy? Baseball confuses me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Chillmodious, Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Moralesy

  97. West Coast Nutz says:
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    Color of a Wolf,

    Keeper League Question:

    I’ve been offered Ryan Howard, Dolis, and a 12th round pick for Kimbrel, and my 19th round pick.

    No brainer? Or are there too many ????? around Howard?

    Thanks, Nutz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @West Coast Nutz, Ha! Too many ?’s around Howard…

  98. Poo Holes says:
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    Cozart or Lowrie ROS? What if I told you it’s a dynasty league with emphasis on prospects?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Lowrie

  99. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Anyone starting Latos against Atlanta? 12 team roto, IP limit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Yup

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, Really? He’s not in my circle of trust yet, but maybe I’ll pull the trigger.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @WhineSpritzer, I’m sitting him down, but I’m a Braves fan, so I’m biased. But, they are 2nd in the NL in Runs scored. And, they’ve been working pitchers this year, fouling off balls and getting pitch counts up. Plus, Beachy is goin for ATL, so a W isn’t likley IMO. Two cents from a Braves fan.

  100. Poo Holes says:
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    Looks like tonight is the start of the Youk, Middlebrooks, Gonzo debacle! Youk at first, Middlebrooks at third, and Gonzo in right. I’m sure this will only last until Ross/Sweeney return from injuries.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Poo Holes, Our until Youk gets shown the door

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @MattTruss223, Or until he gets hurt again, also a likely scenario.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @Poo Holes, Good call, his discs are made of rice cakes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, That is bonkers…

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Poo Holes, With the way the season has gone thus far, why do I feel like Youkilis will come back and somehow thrive at the expense of AGonz and/or Middlebrooks (just to further piss off Sawx fans)? Seriously, with the way everything’s seemingly backfired lately I wouldn’t be at all surprised if things shake out contrary to how Sawx fans would like/expect them to.

      As an aside… Youk getting 1B eligibility would be huge for one of my teams where I’m rolling with Anthony Rizzo as the only 1B on the roster. Although, by the time Youk racks up 10 starts at 1st Rizzo could already be up and running.

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Chillmodious, I own Youk and Middlebrooks on the same team, so it’s a win-win for me. Totally wouldn’t be surprised if the Youk of old shows up and rakes. Also wouldn’t be surprised if he’s back on the DL tomorrow. Oh Red Sox, why doth thou hateth me so much?

    • chata says:
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      @Poo Holes,

      sweeney may go on the dl .
      posednick called up .
      a-gon in right field only for this game , perhaps .
      talk of him as a better fit in left-field @ fenway ,
      though i can’t understand why they wouldn’t put their lesser
      investment (middlebrooks) in the outfield .
      if a-gon gets hurt , they’re done for the year .

  101. What do you think Stammen’s chances are at getting the closer job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony S., Slim to anorexic…

  102. Pokey Reese says:
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    Is my Teixeria and Freese for J Sheilds fair game?

    I have R Zimmerman at 3B, Trumbo would slide into 1B, and the rookie sensations Harper and Trout will round out my UTL position post trade. Carl Crawful is chomping on all my Nacho Cheese flavored seeds on the bench.

    My SP are Cueto, T Hudson, D Hudson, lester, Marcum, Morrow, and Garza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, Ha! I’d want more for Tex/Freese…

  103. Mike says:
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    Approached by fellow owner, asking if I would give up A. Gonz in a deal where I got Pujols. If we went straight up, is it an upgrade if I can get Pujols ROS? I’m not sure it’s worth it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, I’d take Pujols…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey, I told him I was interested and wanted to see what he was thinking. He said either A. Gonz for Pujols straight up, or if I gave him LaRoche (my Util) and Ichiro, he would give me Pujols (and I could keep A. Gonz).

        Which is a better deal?

        • Grey's da man! says:
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          @Mike, obviously laroche and ichiro..and its not close

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ichiro/LaRoche

  104. abdoozy says:
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    @Grey, how do you like Harang tonight at the dbags? seems he pitches well at the park formerly known as the BOB. and AZ’s hitters like striking out. can the Harangutan make life easy for that bailing wire and spit infield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him if I owned him…

      • abdoozy says:
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        @Grey, ugh… i’m starting to wish I hadn’t…

  105. Jason says:
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    I’m not sure about dropping A. Hill and A. Rios for D. Ackley and M. Moreland. If Pujols would just get his head out of his ass…….. I might just wait these guys out, still might.

    current roster:

    Matt Wieters (Bal – C)
    Billy Butler (KC – 1B)
    Jose Altuve (Hou – 2B)
    Mike Moustakas (KC – 3B)
    Jose Reyes (Mia – SS)
    Andrew McCutchen (Pit – OF)
    Andre Ethier (LAD – OF)
    B.J. Upton (TB – OF)
    Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B)
    Mike Trout (LAA – OF)
    Jed Lowrie(Hou – 3B,SS)
    Aaron Hill (Ari – 2B)
    Rafael Furcal (StL – SS)
    Alex Rios (CWS – OF)
    Pablo Sandoval (SF – 1B,3B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Rios, hold Hill…

  106. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, Doumit, Frenchy or D.Young ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy

  107. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    grey, Working on a trade,

    Me: Gonzalez, Justin Upton and Scherzer for Theirs: Bruce, Ethier, and Choo.

    would it seem a little crazy to platoon Morneau, Duda, Adams, and Davis for 1B and CI for the remainder of the year while I trade Gonzalez away? I’m thinking if I play true to the splits and not worry about if they are in util or not, then I should be pretty solid. I’m dead last in homers and have a glut of 1B eligibles.

    Also, does the new line-up for Next Food Network Star just get worse every year…..Robert Irvine is weird, but I thinks thats cause he’s British

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love that trade… This cast is terrible, the rocker went on about 15 minutes about De Niro an Pesci… Ha!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, yeah he’s a homogenized cool

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Weird, cause I thought everyone with Ed Hardy shirts and metal necklaces was a tool.

  108. Grey's da man! says:
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    Scherzer or Johan ROS?

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Also, prefer Scherzer at Min next start or Johan at home vs SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johan

  109. chata says:
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    magoo (maddon) has carlos pena batting lead-off tonight .

  110. Henry says:
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    Starting E. Volquez tonight @St Louis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues…

  111. Booya says:
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    Drop Bedard or Hammel for Chris Davis or hold?
    H2H 6×6 league that uses k/9…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bedard

  112. Project_badass says:
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    5×5 roto

    Which side do you like? Team A doesn’t need anything in particular and has Lawrie and Middlebrook at 3B and CI, Team B needs saves

    A recieves Cano and Pence

    B recieves McCutchen, Youk, Ian Desmond, Jim Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  113. Nico says:
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    Would you trade Uggla and BJ Upton for Kinsler? 12 team 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico, Nope

  114. RiffRaff says:
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    The usual suspects: “Schmohawk, yawnstipating, hot schmotato… SAGNOF!”… entertaining as always – thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RiffRaff, Thanks!

  115. Jon says:
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    How much has Minor’s long-term stock fallen this year? I’ve had him stashed in a minor league keeper spot with eligibility to be “called up” June 1. Obviously that won’t happen with where he’s at right now, but I’m wondering if he’s to the point that I should drop him for a prospect like Odorizzi, Banuelos, Carlos Martinez or Zach Wheeler… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, A lot… I’d hold him over those guys though….

  116. Jon says:
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    … and actually, I have similar questions about Lonnie Chisenhall, Brandon Belt and Brett Jackson. Would you be holding onto guys like Leonys Martin, Jonathan Singleton or Christian Yelich instead?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I would hold Martin over Chisenhall…

  117. TheNewGuy says:
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    A-Gonz to the outfield…

    Yay for us Middlebrooks owners! Sounds like he could be stickin around…

    • Trevor

      Tggq21 says:
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      @TheNewGuy, talk about RESPECT! They must love this kid. Let’s hope he keeps it up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Sweet

  118. Derrick says:
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    Thinking about offering Reddick for McDonald. Should I? Or do you think Reddick and keep this up?

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick, Can not and. Sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, I’d want Reddick over McDonald…

  119. Steve says:
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    With a rotation in the ol’ 12-team H2H looking like this:

    Bum
    J-Zimm
    Cahill
    The Peav
    Milone
    Dubront (streamer)
    Hudson – DL
    McCarthy – DL
    Valverde
    Johnson
    Aceves
    Betancourt
    Broxton
    Byrdak (Holds)

    is it worth dropping McCarthy to grab-and-stash Oswalt?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, It would mean burning one of the 10 adds we get each week BTW.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Yes, it’s worth it… But could you wait until Thursday just to see how the week’s shaping up…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Yeah – I can wait. Run the risk of some other smartass grabbing him first is all. I’ll be ready to swoop as soon as the news breaks…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Yeah… Stay on your toes!

  120. RiffRaff says:
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    What are your favorite fantasy news sites? Razzball is the best of course, but for across-the-board player news is there one or two you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RiffRaff, I don’t read other sites…

      • RiffRaff says:
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        @Grey, riiiiiiight… me either

  121. B.o.B says:
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    Am I completely snaking this guy if I trade Harper and Lynn for Bruce? Or is it closer than I think? 10 team, H2H, redraft league bee tee dub

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Bit of a snake, but go for it…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, it’s league vote so it would probably get vetoed…what about Fellatio and Lynn for Bruce? More even? Would you do that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.o.B, I don’t think it’s vetoable, it’s not that bad… BJ and Lynn is fair…

  122. Jon says:
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    Another owner proposed Victorino + Alexei Ramirez for my Tulo. I countered with Tulo for Adam Jones + Ian Desmond (and was rejected). Would you compromise at all on either the OF or SS coming back, or am I pretty close on value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I wouldn’t do the first and the 2nd was more than fair… You’ll be glad you held Tulo…

  123. letsgobravos says:
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    Middlebrooks or Matt Adams for a roster spot? Middlebrooks, correct? He’s somehow never been picked up in one of my leagues and with the news that he’s apparently going to stick, wondering if its time to grab him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Middlebrooks

  124. Steve says:
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    14 teams, Barajas, Rosario or Hernandez for the C spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Rosario

  125. Eric says:
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    Would you drop either Smyly or Cahill or Howie Kendricks(man i thought this guy was going to go off this year do you think he will pick it up?)for Felipe Paulino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric, Smyly… I do think Kendrick will be better…

  126. letsgobravos says:
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    McDonald is dealing again…just K’d the side in the first inning against the muts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Very nice… And Zimmerman is benched… Yay.

    • Prezii says:
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      @letsgobravos, im goin to get a big mac just for good measure..

  127. Steve says:
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    And Latos gives up a donk to… Michael Bourn. Jeebus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh Jesus

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      pitchers like latos make bourn well worth a high draft pick .

  128. Steve says:
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    Dubront (and me) needs a double play here….

  129. later tater says:
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    hello grey,

    as always, love the site – waiting for the next podcast

    drop torii hunter, playing utility for my team (when IS he coming back?)

    who to get; best fa’s are: ackley, lowrie, middlebrooks, dirks, morneau, boesch, moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Grab Middlebrooks…

  130. Prezii says:
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    Uhhh.. pretty sure the rays lineup is laughable tonight.

  131. jack says:
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    ”That was not Matt Garza pitching,” manager Dale Sveum said. I am petitioning my league to get that start removed from my stats since it was not Garza per his manager.

    • Steve says:
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      @jack, Does this mean basesball has another false identity scandal brewing?

      • jack says:
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        @Steve, So long as “Not Matt Garza” never shows his face again, should be copacetic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, That’s hilarious…

  132. herschel says:
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    3 run hr by avila = sonofabench = ron pompeii tax.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Send to Ron Popeil, LLC.

  133. Steve says:
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    Dubront. Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, You’re playing him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I mean, you’re starting him? Why?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Best available. My opponent has way more rostered pitching than I do. He’s been decent-ish lately.

        Just gave up a donk to some geezer I’ve never heard of.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Gotcha

  134. RiffRaff says:
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    I just dealt R. Zimmerman, Butler & Reddick for Lawrie and Cruz. Feeling even better about it now that Zim is not starting today. Good trade for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RiffRaff, I wish I could make that trade…

  135. RiffRaff says:
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    Some interesting options available, could you rank these?
    Sherzer, Paulino, Smyly, Worley, Oswalt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RiffRaff, Scherzer, Paulino, Oswalt…

  136. aj says:
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    altuve or Danny Espinosa or hang onto both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Both

  137. Poo Holes says:
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    Ladies and gentlemen…Kevin Youkilis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome back…

  138. Kam says:
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    I just got offered Carl Crawford, Ted Lilly, and Zach Grienke for ryan zimmerman, Matt Moore, and Brandon McCarthy. Who wins this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  139. slew says:
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    Is Belt worth holding onto in a 14 team where we keep 10? He’s primarily a bench rider and I need to activate the Greek God of Limps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him…

  140. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    My guess on tomorrow’s headline:

    BP Destroys Another Beachy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome…

  141. Wilsonian says:
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    Sonovabench Phillips!!!!

    I got caught up at dinner and wasn’t able to adjust my lineup for the benched Hart. Dammit!!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      And the rest of my team (that’s in the lineup) is 0 for 11…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I knew that was coming…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, that I’m finally pissed that I benched the useless SOB? I wouldn’t be nearly so pissed if I would have noticed Hart was out because he would’ve gotten a utility spot. If this lights a charge under his ass hitting two bombs off the NL Cy Young winner for the first two months of the year, then I’ll be happy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, I hear ya…

  142. RiffRaff says:
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    Trout has been looking incredible. I know he has the pedigree, but do you think he keeps up this elite pace? Where does he rank among OFs for ROS. Do you like him as much Krispie Young, BJ Upton? Who’s a comparable value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RiffRaff, Yeah, he’s great… Look at his minor league numbers… I like him around 3rd OF value… Just off BJ…

  143. Prezii says:
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    Wow im getting smashed by R.A. fuckin dickey…. Really??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Damn

  144. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think of Moore’s start tonight? I haven’t seen him, but his numbers look good. He was just dropped in my 8 Team H2Her. I could pick him up.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, nevermind. He choked right when I said that.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Jinxer

  145. Yer Yang says:
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    I need OF help and got an offer to give my Gio or Yovanni for one of his Morse, Cruz, Trout, Stubbs. What of these options sounds fair ROS? I’m also needing HR and he has Encarnacion, but what’s he gonna look like n a month

    Great read as always and thanks for your insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yer Yang, Gallardo for Cruz or Stubbs, in that order…

  146. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Aaron Hill, Cozart, or A Escobar for ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Nice!

  147. Schlitzy says:
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    Clippard about to get the WAS save opp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Yeah, discussed that on the podcast…

  148. Eric says:
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    Been offered Yu Darvish for my andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is finally starting to catch fire like Stanton. Would you do this trade? My offense is
    C-Wieters
    1b-freeman
    2b-kelly Johnson
    3b- Miggy
    SS- JJ hardy
    OF- Stanton
    OF- McCutchen
    OF- Bruce
    Util- Butler
    Util- Konerko
    BN- Melky Cabrera
    BN- Corey Hart
    BN- Mike Moustakas
    BN- Howie Kendricks

    top pitchers are
    Haren
    Bumgarner
    Wilson
    Latos
    Lilly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric, I’d want McCutchen, it’s not close…

  149. Ryan says:
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    Someone just dropped Chris Davis ?
    Do u like him over Matt Adams ,Seager or pagan?
    Need a guy to fill in at utility position or 3 rd base
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Over Pagan

  150. chata says:
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    cuban missile coming at you a la vintage dontrelle .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah

  151. nightpandas says:
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    Please rank ROS

    Dickey
    Nolasco
    Blanton
    Teheran
    Skaggs
    Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Nolasco, Dickey

  152. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Marcum. Give it a rest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha… Seriously…

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    Kennedy or Gallardo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Gallardo

  154. Joel says:
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    Grey, is it time to pick up Bauer yet? if I grab him, he’s a four year keeper for me, but our bench is short enuf that I can’t just have him sit for two months. Your best estimate: when’s he coming up? Is he worth the risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, Mid- to late June

  155. nick m. says:
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    Drop HenRod for Clippard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Yup

  156. Steve says:
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    Geezer who picked up Desmond in the ol’ 12-team H2H has now dropped him. I’m rocking Johnson (hmm – that didn’t come out quite right) while Bonifacio is out.

    Still gotta make a claim on Desmond, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Hehe

  157. a1rfann1ng says:
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    should i be looking to sell high on desmond or hold him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @a1rfann1ng, What could you sell him for?

  158. Jon says:
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    Do you like Felipe Paulino over Delgado, Drabek or Milone ROS? Could also lose Henry Rodriguez and keep all those SPs.

    • Jon says:
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      …and how do those 4 compare to Oswalt?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jon, Paulino, Oswalt, Drabek

  159. chata says:
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    who was pitching for the chisox ?
    floyd the barber ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha!

  160. Prezii says:
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    Good call on the wood spot start grey.. i thank you for savin me a move!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, No problem…

  161. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    Rollins is killing me this year.
    I am thinking of picking up Furcal or Lowrie until Rollins wakes up ( hopefully soon)
    Who do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ, Lowrie

  162. barker says:
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    hey grey
    12 team league trade

    my harper for matt moore

    my pitchers madbum marcum gallardo blanton cahill capuano
    my of holliday heyward fellatio upton kendrick waiver schmohawk of the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @barker, Moore

  163. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Did Campana just superman Matt Downs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, What happened?

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Campana tries to get to third on a wild pick-off throw at first. El Caballo fires a strike and they have him by about 20 feet. Campana fakes a slide and dives head-first over the tag. Of course the Cubs strand him at third.

  164. Steve says:
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    Come on CarGo – give me something here…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And by something, I didn’t mean an ‘out’.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Ha

  165. Prezii says:
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    HELL YEAH WAINO!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Yeah

  166. Poo Holes says:
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    Poo Holes just CRUSHED one to left. An absolute no-doubter. The bat is alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, It’s alive!

  167. jaybo says:
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    Hey grey, I was offered Verlander and Granderson for Braun and Gio. My pitching is pretty weak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If your pitching’s weak don’t trade away your best pitcher…

  168. Jon says:
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    Ok to drop Henry Rodriguez at this point for a starter (Paulino)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Yup

  169. Eddy says:
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    Maddon couldn’t leave Moore in for just one more out to qualify for the win?

    Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Ha… I know…

  170. Ben Cherington says:
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    @ Grey :

    After Youk’s 1 for 3 night , which included a home run ,
    should I be looking to sell high ?
    (keeper league) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben Cherington, Yeah, if you can get something decent…

  171. MattTruss223 says:
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    Really Yahoo! headline writers? You went with this:

    Mets ride Dickey to 3-2 win over Pirates

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Ouch… I mean, ha… No, I mean ouch…

  172. Steve says:
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    I know you picked Estrada for Wednesday out of that horrible lineup right at the top of the comments, but with Dubront Zimm and Cahill doing some work today, I may not need a starter tomorrow.

    Would either Bailey or Delgado on Thursday be preferable? If so, which one? They face each other in Cincy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, Delgado…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Apart from the fact that Bailey has screwed me every time I’ve started him, what’s your thinking there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust Bailey at all…

  173. nick m. says:
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    Better DL stash out of 2 guys just dropped – Ryan Howard or Berkman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., Berkman

  174. Adam says:
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    What type of pitcher do u think I can get in a trade for Chris young?
    Peavy?
    McDonald ?
    Need a starter?

    Or would try to trade eithier for cliff lee type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Not going to get his value until he starts hitting again.. Try and trade Ethier for Lee, seems doubtful…

  175. Wilsonian says:
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    Think Hughes becomes valuable in a 16 Team H2H Keeper? I know tonight’s start was against the Royales, but would you take him over Drabek and/or Paulino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  176. Wilsonian says:
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    Still like Rosario over Doumit at catcher? I’m looking at the long-haul and Hernandez looming kinda makes me doubt Rosario a little. But he does look like he’s got the potential given the ABs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Doumit over the long haul if he’s healthy…

  177. letsgobravos says:
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    Of course Cahill’s pitching solid after I dumped him from both teams…

  178. Steve says:
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    And Cahill is pinch-hit for. Good sense prevails for once.

  179. Steve says:
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    Stop it Ziegler. Just stop it.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Oh FFS.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, I don’t effing believe this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he Mr. Bungling it?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Ziegler and Breslow have given up four runs and there’s still nobody out. Oh – and the bases are loaded.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, damn… And you had him as an MR?

  180. Adam says:
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    Thanks…just offered Chris young for McDonald?
    Need pitching..
    If not….might have to try either..
    He has lee,Strasburg,peavy, and McDonald.
    What do u think I should get for eithier??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young for McDonald isn’t good…

  181. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    If Napoli’s last name was Pujols, he’d be featured nightly on Sportscenter. 0 HR, 4 RBI, and .200+ drop in OPS since April 25th.

    No wonder I don’t see as many comments about him being worth his ADP anymore (c’mon reverse jinx… I traded for this worthless pile of hype).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe all his supporters are waiting for LaHair to get hot again…

  182. Steve says:
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    And there we go. Tied. Fucking bullshit.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Hah. And then my Loney (on a different team to Cahill) grounds into a double play to end the inning.

  183. barker says:
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    16 team trade keeper league

    i give jed lowrie casilla gallardo ( one of my keepers ) for aviles lucroy johan

    my other SS is peralta

    my other starters verlander moore westbrook floyd milone bauer DL pineda
    other relievers motte thayer stammen cishek wilton lopez wifebeater

    lost ramos so im rocking willin rosario at catcher with sal perez on dl
    should i wait it out for wil myers to come up for the royals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s not good… I wouldn’t expect much from Myers… Trade for a cheaper catcher…

  184. Steven says:
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    Hay in a 14tm keeper I can drop Bills for an Oswalt stash? Bills ain’t showin us his first-of-the-year starts again is he?

    • Steven says:
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      @Steven, Btw it wouldn’t be for a bench spot, most of my bench roster space is spent on prospects and/or hitters. It’d be for a starting spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Bills…

  185. ROS
    A. Moustakas
    B. Middlebrooks
    C. Morales

    Thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  186. Current 1B is Hosmer, 3rd is Wright

  187. Horse says:
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    Which side of this trade: Kershaw or A. Gon.

    Is it close? What happened to A. Gon.’s power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close… I’d want A-Gon…

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Horse, He didn’t have much power last year, particularly during the second half. It’s strange, but he should turn it around while Aviles, Ross, and co. cool off. He has to.

  188. Poo Holes says:
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    My Andrus and Altuve for his Lester and Swisher? My two best starters are Gallardo and Anibal and then there’s a big drop off, but losing Andrus would leave me with Lowrie at short. I have Kinsler at second so I can move Altuve and Swish would serve as outfield depth. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for a lesser pitcher like Latos…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, He wants to do this deal, I’m not gunna sell myself short! Kinda seemed like a no-brainer but I wanted to make sure there wasn’t something I was missing.

  189. agarthered says:
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    If possibly rank pitchers..

    Drabek, Hughes, Milone, Diamond, Walters, Vargas, Aj Burnett

    (made a post yesterday, but seriously in need of sixth starter, and have Feliz/Robertson on bench (2 dl spots already taken up)

    • agarthered says:
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      @agarthered, possible* haha

      Also Oswalt on waivers, but already holding Bauer..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Drabek…

  190. Poo Holes says:
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    Putz is a putz. But I’m happy, because it helps my irrational love for Mr. Jansen!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s much to love with him…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, I know right? 34/8 K/BB ratio. That’s just filthy.

  191. jack says:
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    oh Putz. that’s 10 blown saves total for my team vs 21 saves. that’s dreadful. but somehow i’m still 10 points up in first. gotta make one of those trades for solid closers soon …

  192. aj says:
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    who would you hold onto lomo or rizzo

  193. aj says:
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    can you rank these guys:
    cahill, milone, drabek, paulino, bass

  194. Prezii says:
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    How do you feel about startin danny hudson his first game back? Playin against MIL.. says hes hittin 97 so im thinkin hes good to go?

    • Steve says:
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      @Prezii, When is he back?

      • Prezii says:
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        @Steve, rotoworld and yahoo have him comin bak this weekend agaist MIL.. corbin already got sent down im pretty sure i read.

  195. Adam says:
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    Vogelsong,hammel,Bass,Vargas ROS??

  196. Ryan says:
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    Chris Davis or Chris Johnson ROS?
    Need a pickup ASAP!
    Thanks

  197. Jacob says:
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    would u start samardzia against Wandy tonight?
    Have starts maximum for team in standard league
    Thanks

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