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First off, Jose Iglesias is gone.  The less intelligent Red Sox fan screams bloody murder like Schilling’s sock, “But Julio Iglesias was batting .400 after ten games about two weeks ago!  His name’s Julio, right?  RIGHT?!”  The intelligent Sawx fan screams, “Does this mean Xander Bogaerts is coming up?!”  The drunk Sawx fan screams, “We’re fine with this trade no mahder what ‘cuz Jackie Bradley Jr. wok’d three times in his first game!  I need more Sammy A!”  The Sawx fan who doesn’t play fantasy says, “Um, what about Jake Peavy?”  The Sawx fan who does play fantasy says, “His value doesn’t change with this trade, maybe a few more wins.”  The drunk Sawx fan butts in, “I’m going to the packie, you wahnt anything?”  The less intelligent Red Sox fan says, “I’ll take a packie of Pahl Mahls.”  Then the drunk Sawx fan shakes his head, “Yah more stoned than Robert Parrish.”  Then Will Middlebrooks says, “Hey, I could get called up instead of Bogaerts.”  Then all the Sawx fans in unison say, “Shaddup!”  So, Iglesias goes to the Tigers, which is a solid landing spot for him.  He’s known for his defense, which puts his fantasy value at slim to anorexic, unless you have a Web Gems category in your league.  He’ll act as insurance for when the steroid hammer drops on Jhonny PeraltaAvisail Garcia goes to the White Sox, and he’s a light hitting corner outfielder who will probably take over once Rios is moved.  Bogaerts or Middlebrooks will take over shortly (or third basely) and I stashed Bogaerts immediately when I heard this trade go down.  Finally, Peavy is who he is as the Sawx fan pointed out above.  He doesn’t have substantial innings in Fenway in his career, but that doesn’t matter because they would’ve been against the Sawx.  He’s a terrific addition in real life for Boston, but he’s a 3.70-ish, 8+ K-rate starter for fantasy, which is around a fantasy number three.  Jake Peavy will definitely do better than Jack Pervy, who Rudy and I went to school with in Boston.  He used to hang out with someone we named Tim Wackfield and you can imagine how we mangled Keith Foulke’s name.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s rarely one and done with the homers, so if you want a quick HBI (hot bat injection), go for it.  Note to self:  acronyms work better when I don’t have to explain them.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Here’s a Easter Egg for people who actually read these posts and don’t just skip to the comments to ask if they should drop Edwin Jackson or Junior LakePedroia’s got a new shirt.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers (8, 9).  After his 2nd homer, he said, “I’m no bust,” then pointed at Billy Butler, who was adjusting his manssiere, “That’s a bust.”  Actually, they’ve both been busts.  Maybe this will be a sign of wonderful to come from Moustakas, but he was hitting .235 in July, so it’s not like he’s been showing a whole lot.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .288.  Okay, there’s hope for you, Moustakas.  Next year when you rope me in once again.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, 3.03 ERA.  Chen has a 2.09 ERA, Shields and Ervin “Magic” Santana have done their jobs and the Royals are still barely treading water.  It might be cosmic or kismet or some New Agey word.

Alberto Callaspo – Traded to the A’s.  Callaspo said, “I’m happy to be away from that other Albert.  What a sack of sh*t!”  Then his handler pulled him aside and told him Pujols isn’t meant to be translated into English.  Callaspo will play the majority of the time at 2nd base, a position he’s not overly familiar with, but as Billy Beane says, “If it walks like a ballplayer, it don’t matter.”  Callaspo gains no fantasy value with this trade, except for some position eligibility.  Jeff Keppinger, “Position eligibility is my bag, man.  Get your own bag!”

Ernesto Frieri – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and his 4th blown save.  Frieri’s just confirming that the Angels are sellers at the trading deadline.

Mike Trout – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and 1 reason to still watch the Angels.

Grant Green – Went the other way to the Angels.  Likely headed to the minors, unless the Angels can quickly unload Howie Kendrick or if Arte Moreno offers $400 million to the Yankees for two months of Cano.

Geovany Soto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, 2nd homer in as many games and third in the last ten games.  Kill me now for pointing that out.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He got cold quicker than that girl at the bank you tried to talk to, but I’m watching him just in case he turns it back on.

Cody Asche – Called up by the Phils.  Asche’s most famously known for his mathematically intricate lithograph of staircases where normal rules of gravity don’t apply.  Less famously known as the guy who will replace Michael Young once he’s traded.  Asche is strong with the bat — that’s what she said!  Huh?  He’s weaker on the field, which is a “Who cares?” with a side of “It don’t matter to me.”  He reminds me of a brand-new version of the guy he’s replacing.  Call him Michael Younger.  He doesn’t have huge power (12-ish homers) or huge speed (12-ish steals), but should have a decent average (.280-ish).  A fine promotion for the youth-deprived Phillies, who are more like the Naggies.

Michael Young – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Old Young ain’t done yet.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Of course, I started him in his last start where he got bombed out like a tented house.  Of course that’s what happened!  Why wouldn’t it?!  *rolls self in banana pie, runs into a gorilla cage*

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (12, 13).  Still time for him to make good on his 24+ homer outlook in the preseason, but his get-up-and-push better get-up-and-go.

Jason Heyward – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Finally!

Chris Johnson – 2-for-4, hitting .341.  Anyone wanna put over-the-internet money on whether or not he wins the batting title?  I’m betting whatever side Terry Pendleton’s on.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I think our prayer hexagon might be working.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  As much as you think he’s been bad, as much as you think he wasn’t ready this year, as much as you don’t want me to say “as much as something” again, Wheeler has a 3.55 ERA.  That would be better than a lot of my fantasy teams collective ERAs.

Juan Lagares – 3-for-3, 2 RBI, hitting just barely above .300 in the last week with 2 steals, both of which came in the same game.  He’s on a cliff, standing between a hot schmotato or falling back into oblivion.  Call it Mt. Kilimanjuanlagares, and let’s see which way he goes.

Brian Wilson – Dodgers signed him for bullpen help.  Here’s what I said yesterday, “He’s in the Beachy category, as in I don’t want anything to do with him.  A major league team can afford a middle relief gamble that could pan out.  You can’t in fantasy unless he’s getting saves, which he won’t in LA.  I will quote this when he does sign with a team, so this is me quoting future me!”  And that’s me quoting old me who was quoting future me!

Buster Posey – Sat yesterday due to illness.  If his symptoms are a nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head fever and can’t-rest cold, I know a medicine he can take.

Andre Rienzo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks as he started in place of Peavy.  “Rienzo Sono Buoni,” it means, Rienzo is so good, and that he was.  He was also not as good as his line shows since he had three unearned runs.  Rienzo is the first Brazilian that I remember being in the major leagues, but unless he wears a thong on the mound, it shouldn’t matter.  He can touch 94-95 MPH with his fastball and has shown the ability to miss bats, while also being very raw in his command.  With this start and Peavy exiting stage right, Rienzo should remain in the rotation.  I’d gamble on him in AL-Only and very deep mixed leagues, but he won’t get an easy next matchup.

Scott Kazmir – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, which comes after he had two straight scoreless starts.  The strikeouts were enticing and it looked like he put things together for every guy’s fantasy, but then turned into a bloated loser who revealed himself to be K-Fed.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and hitting near .600 in the last week.  Unfortch, he’s been sitting here and there with little rhyme or reason.  He could be a hot schmotato to look at in deeper daily leagues where you can move him in and out of your lineup.

Marc Rzepczynski – Acquired by the Indians.  In related news, the seamstress in charge of putting player’s last names on Indians jerseys quit.

Chris Davis – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 38th homer.  Definitely has cooled off in the 2nd half so far, or shofar if you’re Jewish.  Still have to love what he’s done, or be a celebrant at the Euchris, if you’re an Episcopalian.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, 2.87 ERA.  I raise my glass and say I’m so glad I picked you off waivers — Chen-Chen!

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 5th steal.  He didn’t come out like Lake Titi-I-Ain’t-Caca, but Villar could be outperforming him by the end of this week.  Or by tomorrow.

Jose Cisnero – Astros announced they would go with a committee.  So there’s a 50/50 chance that Jose Cisnero gets called in for a save before he gets called in for jury duty.

Yadier Molina – Likely headed to the DL due to his right knee.  That’s what he gets for doing Hoppe Hoppe Reiter with his brother, Bengie.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.87.  LL Ance Ynn was the consternation of many comments yesterday about wanting to bench him for this start, if I’m indeed using the word consternation correctly.  He’s a mid-8 K-rate, mid-to-high 3 ERA guy.  I’d start him everywhere but Coors.  With that said (here comes the reversal), I wouldn’t feel good about him in Great American Ballpark next time out.

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, 2.86 ERA.  Hitters are really having a hard time picking up the baseball this year out of his hand.  It really paid off having C-U-R-V-E tattooed on his knuckles.

Brandon Cumpton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  If you streamed him, nice work.  Now I’d be gettin’ straight outta Cumpton!

David DeJesus – 4-for-9, 3 RBIs.  I’m getting the sinking feeling that I should’ve dropped Lake instead of DeJesus.  Help me I’m drowning in regret!

Tyler Thornburg – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I came soclose to streaming here, but the Stream-o-Nator wasn’t feeling it.  SON, “Wake me when Blanton’s starting!”

Yovani Gallardo – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, but left yesterday’s start due to a hamstring injury.  He can’t even stay healthy long enough for the Brewers to trade him.  What a POS, and I don’t mean having SP eligibility.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer in the first game.  You know someone had a great four months when a guy could go 0-for-175 in the final two months and still have solid numbers.

Yuniesky Betancourt – 3-for-8 and his 12th homer in the first game, and now has three homers in the last week.  As I said the other day, anyone who had Betancourt in the first two months when he was on fire knows you should own him right now.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Alex Rodriguez – Report says A-Fraud won’t accept his suspension, unlike Everth Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta.  MLB supposedly has text messages between A-Roid and Biogenesis founder, Tony Bosch.  A-Rod should contend Siri sent them without his knowledge.  True story:  one time I was sending a text and Siri accidentally texted the Israeli consulate that I was “waiting just outside.”  Nearly got me sent to Gitmo.

Roberto Hernandez – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Somewhere, the real Fausto Carmona is smiling (as he changes his birth certificate to read Roberto Hernandez).

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Tigers, raising his ERA to 3.04.  Just because A.J. Burnett’s ERA is lower than him, in no way does this mean Strasburg hasn’t been as good as Apricot.  Strasburg has two more Ks than him, one more win and a slightly lower WHIP.  So, he’s been about as good as Burnett.

Mark Buehrle – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Don’t look now but he has 16 straight scoreless innings.  Actually, just don’t look; it’s Buehrle.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  Maybe A-Rod can argue he was hoping for some Anibal in his butt, and the iPhone autocorrected it to anabolic.

Alex Avila – 1-for-4 with a grand slam, his 7th homer.  His fantasy value is about as outdated as the file extension in his last name.  Come back when you’re Alex MP3la!

Michael Morse – 0-for-4 with 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Invariably, ESPN points out guys that are at least five years past their sell-by date, but I was even surprised when they dedicated a full page photo/headline to Morse.  He’s 31 years old and has had one good year in his career in 2011.  He could get hot, but if he’s not hitting, I’m not owning him in most shallower mixed leagues.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks in 112 pitches.  Not the most economical start, but for a guy named after overpriced bottled water and whose name misspelled is naive, what do you expect?

Derek Dietrich – Some major drama going on down in the minors leagues for Dietrich.  He accused former coach and major leaguer, Tino Martinez, of verbal and physical abuse.  It reminds me of the time that Earl Weaver was frazzled when questioning Steve Stone and he uncrossed his legs without a jock strap.

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  1. Be The Ball says:
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    How would you rank these SP’s: Miguel Gonzalez, Ricky Nolasco, Wily Peralta, Randall Delgado and Bud Norris?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Be The Ball: Delgado, Peralta, Nolasco, Norris, Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Be The Ball: Agree with Jack, could change depending on matchups

  2. Abdoozy says:
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    The T-shirts are awesome, but you need to make a XXXL size for us fat tubs of goo…

  3. Kyle says:
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    I literally just asked about Bogaerts in the forums. I added him as a lottery ticket, but I’m now riding with him, Granderson (DL), Erasmo ramirez and Brandon Beachy. All of whom I was hoping would miraculously bring me joy in the down-slope of the H2H season. So far I’m just rubbing my head against a cheese grater. How do you rank these guys in terms of hope ROS? I’m just looking for guys to help my playoff race. I’m 92-62 so far on the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Sounds like they’re going with Holt or landing Young at 3rd… Grandy, Erasmo

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: if i got this right, if they trade for young we can just throw bogaerts away in redrafts, but any other situation, hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  4. Alky Sobrera says:
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    1. The link within the link (eckstein) isn’t working.
    2. Grey, stop jinxing heyturd please, even if it’s sarcastic… He sucks and it should so be noted!
    C.
    4. I rescind my vote for the Kazmir profile JB. Do it for someone who doesn’t destroy my ratios in a cake start! No but really, tell me it wasn’t that bad please.
    5. Soto or Popeil ROS? What about Yogi? Because what better way to start one’s day than catcher questions.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      Btdubya, Bogaerts is not the one being called up immediately to replace iglesias. Atm, I hear it’s Holt, though it’s looking more likely that Bog will be up mid-august.

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Alky Sobrera: I think Holt is a place holder for the day. If the Sawx trade for a 3B (like M. Young for instance) then it’s all a moot point. If they don’t I think we’ll see Middlebrooks or Bogaerts up in a couple days. Bogaert stashers just need to root for S. Drew to do what the Drews do and pull a hammy or something.

        • Alky Sobrera says:
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          @MattTruss223:

          Fair enough, and probably the case. I’m just trying to rationalize because I missed on him in the 1 league where I could really use his upside.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 5 sounds like a new godzilla contempory fighting a volcano.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        No problem. Oh, and the intro was awesome btw (one of the best in recent memory), even though it was slightly inaccurate in its representation of sawx fans. All sawx fans are the less intelligent + inebriated kind. I thought that was common knowledge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  5. Abdoozy says:
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    Oh, and the first Brazilian player in MLB was Yan Gomes. Look at the oppo you missed there!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Abdoozy: he only had to do the finger scrolly thing down 2 names to find him. anibal in his butt was good stuff. That’s what she said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy: Ha, I’ll have it for next time

  6. chunk says:
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    I can keep 2 of Cutch/Fielder/AuShizz/Jones/Cespedes.

    I can keep 1 of Kipnis/Segura.

    what are your picks?

    Will try to trade away the leftovers for draft picks in the coming weeks.

    Laughed with my mouth at the anibal in his butt blurb. I hope that’s really his excuse!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @chunk: def 2 out of jones/cutch/au shizz, but which 2? that’s rough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk: Ha, thanks! Goldy, Cutch… Segura

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @chunk: I would lean Shizz/Cutch. The second one is a tougher call, but I’d probably lean Segura depending on the cost/round.

  7. Targaryen says:
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    4th OF; drop Eaton for Yellich? 15 moves left in my Dynasty league 14 teams keep as many or as little with no cost

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Targaryen: yup

  8. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i asked this last night but i forgot (first time in league(s) like this, orphan team) to mention it has to be a corner OF
    1.replace Joyce it would have to be for one of
    maxwell/saunders/shuck/lough/reddick/g.jones/raj davis/venable/urrutia/dejesus. joyce’s splits are terrible and really is a lot of his hitting. He was starting on this team i inherited.
    2. alonso or morales at 1B?
    3. Just Peachy or one of Martin/a.Ellis/Ramos at C

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: and all the BOS girls stand outside red sox stadium going do do do… do do…..do do…..do do do doooooooooooo! this works backwards too. C spot is there for the Salty.

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        @goodfold2: contemporary, forgot that whole@Grey: good at net steals LITerally the bottom of rbi’s, 2nd last in runs/ 2nd last in homers. middle of road in avg/ops. Problem is team was unmanned for like a month, so i’ll list the team
        C Just Peachy
        1b Morales
        2b Kendrick
        ss assdrubal
        3rd machado
        IF arenado
        Lf joyce (being replaced)
        Cf ellsbury
        Rf upton
        OF rasmus
        util lawrie
        no bench right now
        this looks more like it’s in need of runs than rbi’s? yes. I’m attempting to trade a LOT of pitching to either get a top 20 type hitter keeper, or at least up this OF or catcher. Other than Joyce i’m well off with those guys, yes? which replaces joyce in light of all that? dejesus, venable? thanks.

  9. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Without Morse no bench.

    So

    Stock Boegearts release Morse OR drop Joakim Soria and add Xander?

    Ps: I’m the guy who picked up Strop who led me to a 135.00 ERA with no SP Monday then dropped him for Soria who preceded him with 3 ER. Ha ha ha

    Thanks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: every door you open has a flaming bag of dookie outside.

  10. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is there an app for BoSox fan speak, what the f**k are those guys saying?

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I lived in MA my whole life and still can barely understand those morons. Red Sox fans might be the most annoying fans in the game

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: But at least no one says “hella” in these parts

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Shawn of the livid: good point, hella is terrible, but you guys do say wicked which really sucks

          • Shawn of the livid says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: yeah I do say wicked. Often. Everyone around here is guilty of that one. I don’t even notice it anymore. Which is wicked cool

  11. goodfold2 says:
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    10 team h2h league for bench bat. this spot has alternated from headley to steals only spot all year, but now with machado being terrible and dom brown hurt, and jackson coasting, rollins just being backup to franklin i might need to upgrade the last bench spot for somebody currently useful.
    headley (already own)/venable/victorino/martin/raj davis/schierholtz/alonso/lawrie/viciedo. Position does not matter. could take over for machado sometimes while he’s massively slumping. have 2 utils in this league. Venable’s been hitting over 300 last 30 days, just noticed that. Viciedo is also quite hot. Martin now bats leadoff. Victorino’s a surfer. Pick one.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: could also put bogaerts in here as well. but then i’d be carrying 3 SS with franklin and rollins. Hill at 2b, so Franklin plays there on his off days.

  12. Terrence Mann says:
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    Great work, as always.

    I know you detest weekly leagues but I am interested to see if any of the readers that stream 2 start pitchers in weekly leagues have noticed how horrible streaming has been this year. Every single week. If you follow the simple rule of going with solid peripheral guys vs. Houston, Crayola, Chicago as a whole , Twins, and parks like Petco, Metco, and Safeco, you should be fine, right?

    Wrong. A couple weeks back, Hefner imploded. Last week, Erasmo killed our periphs. If you streamed Turner, McAllister, Kasmir, Eovaldi, Hefner, and Wheeler this week, know how many wins you’d have in the past two days? ZERO. Wheeler had a no-hitter through 6. Kazmir and Turner have had like 13 straight quality starts combined since the beginning of June. The best start belonged to McAllister and he had all of 2 k’s in 7 innings.

    Even worse, I figured George of the Rose would be fine vs. ATL with his sub 3 era and J-Upside and Heyward in major slumps. Ignored your advice and rolled with Beachy, too. He’s got his velocity back and the Rox have been awful at the plate….

    Beachy poured white-out all over my peripherals and after he was done, George of the Rose took a crap all over the white-out (for good measure). I seriously dropped 10 points in a roto league after that game.

    I bet that if you compared 2 start pitchers vs. the worst offenses in mlb to pitchers in Cooks, Arlington, Yankee Stadium, and Great American ballpark, the former would have worse overall stats.

    We need Rudy or one of those autistic dudes from fangraphs to figure this out for us…

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Terrence Mann: You didn’t get wins out of some Met and Marlin pitchers? Shocking.

      I do get what you are saying, just shows that wins are tough to get, especially with streamable pitchers.

      You mention Kazmir, and it is a good point. We tend to get caught up in a guy’s last few starts and can forget that they are actually terrible (even against the ChiSox).

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: what paradigm of success scheduled using beachy? coming back from TJ? Terrible control problems in the month leading up to it? Grey telling you to avoid it? Hefner messed me up too, but i’m betting someone who grabbed him early in his 11 starts of wonderful has a different viewpoint. Kazmir had what, like 5 good starts or 7; go back a little more, it gets uglier than yesterday pretty quick. There’s usually a reason why these pitchers are on waivers. I use them too, but you gotta feel like the orphan on christmas getting an XBOX when a guy you were able to get the day or 2 before a start gets 8 K’s, 2 or less earned,a win and 7 innings. Par for the course is for them probably to NOT do all those things. Doesn’t SON usually have like a 45 % chance for QS for most of those starts a lot of the time? Custing talking.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Terrence Mann: You didn’t get wins out of some Met and Marlin pitchers? Shocking.

      I do get what you are saying, just shows that wins are tough to get, especially with streamable pitchers.

      You mention Kazmir, and it is a good point. We tend to get caught up in a guy’s last few starts and can forget that their actual level of production isn’t that great overall (even against the ChiSox).

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Streamers are a pain, I try not to use them every week. As for Kazmir, his velocity is up and he looked great in his last two starts. Not crazy to try him out on a two start week against weak hitting teams. Sometimes ya just get burned. And as for the W stat, its best not to “go” for it, its hard to come by. Stream guys that are going to help a particular ratios you think you have a chance at, getting a W should be an unexpected surprise IMO.

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: @Shawn of the livid: I agree on the second part completely; it ties into a larger issue of wins being a bad stat in the first place. I just think with streamable pitchers like Kazmir you have to know that you are taking on a bigger risk for variance in performance, so a few good starts doesn’t mean he is any farther away from the WHIP killing machine he has shown to be for a long time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann: I don’t detest weekly leagues, a majority of our leagues are that way… Have noticed that too… It seems like it’s a bad year for 2 start starters…

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: detest or not, why were leagues even invented that take away the simple choice to put your optimal lineup in place, which by definition (teams play near every day) means daily choices. Only leagues I can even imagine having a justification for once a week changes harken back to the days of fantasy football years before the internet when leaguemates would write down on napkins (in a bar i imagine) their weekly lineups just so the commissioner didn’t have to be near a phone all day/week. people didn’t use dishwashing machines back in 1902 either, but now that they are easily affordable many seem to have them. they make dishwashing easier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Yeah, I hear ya…They are a lot easier to manage…

    • One weird thing I’ve noticed:
      1) Park factors are deviating from recent years in a few weird cases. (http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor) Several parks that have played as hitter-friendly the past couple years are in the bottom half for runs factor – Texas, Arizona, White Sox. Colorado is still above average but is way below their 2010-2012 #s (17% above average where it was 50% last year) Seattle is playing more neutral this year which may be due to moving in the fences (Petco still sucks). There is sample-related flukiness here but still….

  13. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 team roto league, in league where my offense other than SS is great, but pitching is the worst i’ve ever seen (not ever, but worst i’ve ever had to deal with, orphan team i’ve had for 2 days) i got homer and cook (need holds terribly also got fien) but simmons slipped through my fingers. who’s best SS
    cozart (own)/sogard/villar/drew

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in that same league
      1.should i trade rizzo or arenado, i can only play 1 at CI (have votto and beltre as well, see what i mean about best offense ever) the other just gets benched every day. trying to trade one of those along with
      soriano
      also 1 out of fowler/rasmus
      parnell and frieri (lead league in net saves, but worst in holds)
      for either great holds guy(s), really good SP, insanely good NET steals guy (raj davis)
      2. in leagues like this are 1 to 1 trades like frieri for clippard fair if both i need holds, and opp needs saves?

  14. C.O.C. says:
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    So I’m involved in a trade where the guy is asking for Wheeler or Cole. I have already made up my mind on the trade, pending a very key piece of information: what are these guys innings caps set at and how much work can I expect to get from each R.O.S?

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @C.O.C.: I would be much more worried about Wheeler being capped. I live in the Pittsburgh area, and it will be a nightmare for team PR if they shut Cole down in a race with no warning to this point. I actually heard an interview with Neil Huntington (Pirates front office) in which he said they have no plans as Cole has been built up properly and is not coming off of any injuries like Strasburg was.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @C.O.C.: cole is getting close to his innings from last year so I would be more concerned about him being shut down before the wheel boy

      • Hoog says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Not if Pitt is making a run. As long as he doesn’t look fatigued I could see him going as far as they need him…

  15. costaricanchata says:
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    $25 for the new anklebiter t-shirt ?
    dang . did i pay that much for the last one ??
    you california people are full of money .
    and other stuff .

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @costaricanchata: where are the new shirts,i dont see a link

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC:

        link is under the pedroia blurb , al .
        scroll up .

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @costaricanchata: i’m pretty sure the price was the same, at least say 7 months or so ago.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: I want an Au Shizz shirt dammit!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          Grimey!

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          @FrankGrimes: i want a Gaudin one!!!

  16. costaricanchata says:
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    miggy to undergo artificial hip surgery !

    well , not really .
    but , if that’s what it takes to get a blurb , around here ,
    he might just do it .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: he is getting that surgery, it’s all in how you read the sentence. he’s getting ARTIFICAL hip surgery? sure he is, it’s fake. just gotta keep it ambiguous, like that twilighty show about that zone…..

  17. The Thumb says:
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    I have about 400 innings left with a staff of Lee, Greinke, Latos, Liriano, Samardzija, Fister, Lackey. Pitching has been good but it’ll be difficult to go anywhere except with W, WHIP.

    With that said, should I try to dangle Lee for Prince? I’m in the top 3 in R, HR, RBI and one more bat might do it…

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Thumb: also drop an excess SP or Nate McLouth for Xander?

      Probably not but I really like him…

  18. goodfold2 says:
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    12 team h2h 4 keeper league. best pitching ever, pretty bad hitting. just put all pitchers on trading block. they are
    king felix/fister/latos/grienke/w.chen/j-fer/shields
    rivera/chapman/holland/frieri/jansen/wilhelmsen (saves hoarder he’s got 2.4 times more closers than if 12 teams evenly divided them up)
    my 1st base is morales, CI is arenado(waivered yesterday).

    1.is rizzo a big enough improvement on either of them to trade fister for him. this same owner has goldy and i’d much rather give much bigger chunks for him. This particular owner is weak at SP depth, but not weak at saves. Rizzo is only bench player to him.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: are any computation of my pitchers together a fair deal for Goldy? i’m guessing 2 starters not named felix and a closer not named frieri?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: is my
        1.upton/grienke or latos good enough for goldy/marte?
        this would change my keeper list from upton with f-her/machado/ellsbury to goldy with those. I could throw in a closer if that would make it fair.
        2 or would ellsbury/shields or jo-fer or w.chen for goldy/marte better be better?

        • Shawn of the livid says:
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          @goodfold2: I wouldn’t give you Goldy on any of those trades

    • chunk says:
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      @goodfold2: I am curious to see what happens with this team. Try offering Felix and Grienke for Goldy. You trying to place this year?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @chunk:
        @chunk: i’m in the bottom rung for playoffs, but it’s like the best pitching ever, trying to increase the offense, while also increasing my keepers 4 out of
        greinke/f-her/machado/upton/ellsbury. would rather improve on upton, and don’t want to keep 2 pitchers out of 4 total keepers. the guy who owned this team was clearly insane to draft rivera/chapman/holland/wilhelmsen while also sneaking jansen and frieri too. His offense isn’t really as weak as i may be making it out, but the roster clearly hadn’t been updated for maybe a month or near it. it still had braun starting, asdrubal on dl, rutledge starting, stuff like that.

        what about greinke/shields/chapman for goldy? something like that.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @chunk: i do like the idea of keeping one great pitcher, i’m guessing if i gave away greinke AND felix that leaves J-fer as the next keeper? This owner was a smart pitcher pickup owner.He also had to overspend like crazy to have all these guys.

        • chunk says:
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          I think mach/up/ells/goldy would be hella tight. a la greyconomics, you don’t need a top 5 ace in my opinion. much better off getting your offense set and working out your pitchers from there. Hitting it ‘big’ with a pitcher (Liriano, Ervin, even Harvey, etc.) happens way more often than say, a puig. And it can happen in the draft or throughout the year. If it were me I’d do whatever I could to move my pitching to secure a monster offense.

          • chunk says:
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            @chunk: but tough cause you still have a chance to win this year… I’ll let the pros take it from here, curious to see their take…..

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @chunk: Felix and Greinke is more like it

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Shawn of the livid: i would too, but us razzballers i’m guessing are in general higher on goldy than some others. it would seem that since this team is still in tied for 6th (this week i’m facing the guy who both owns goldy and is fighting me for last playoff spot) even though almost 1/3 of it’s offense wasn’t set right for at least 3 weeks, and it’s pitching was never subbed out (w.chen/greinke/fister hadn’t played for this team in at least this length of time, and dickey was left in, since dropped) this team could be very competitive while at the same time doing just what you are saying. I bet whatever i propose to get goldy or whoever may just get vetoed from looking like i’m giving too much to some people. thanks everybody.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @goodfold2: Rizzo has been killing me all year.. Go for the Gold! why you drop Arenado right when he finally gets hot?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @FrankGrimes: i’m asking whether or not i should. i’ve had this team for less than 48 hours. i waivered arenado maybe 10 hours ago. My opp this week saw that i’m attempting an entire pitcher roster tradeathon (esp closers), he offered his bench player rizzo for my fister (one of my weaker starters). i told him i probably won’t be doing that but that i want to move big pieces to get somebody like goldy (he owns) or at least somebody who is definite improvement on offense for me.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @goodfold2: if he is willing to deal the shizz I’d definitely trade for him. If not the fister for Rizzo is a good plan B. I’m hoping this dude gets hot just freaking once this year jeez.

  19. Dan says:
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    First time Commenter here. In a dynasty roto auction league would you trade your Wheeler and Salazar for his Mad Bum? In 2nd place and trying to make a push for the title. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Hey, Dan! I’d hold… You should be able to get a cheaper SP that can help

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: I think I would not only he help you win this year for years to come he will dominate for you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  20. Daniel says:
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    In a dynasty roto auction league would you trade your Wheeler and Salazar for his Mad Bum? In 2nd place and trying to make a push for the title. Thanks!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: is salazar coming up this year at all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was up

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: wasn’t that once for a double? i mean like wheeler or cole is up. the other league i adapted has serious pitcher needs, pretty much polar opposite to the h2h league. i stashed wilson/broxton for holds, cook/fien simply picked up. attempting to trade closer for roberstson or clippard. gray stashed for whatever he’ll do. that SP down at ARI (not Skaggs) was another option.

  21. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    5×5 H2H could you rank these guys for me? I’ve got Yelich and these are my other options. I’m leaning toward Leonys Martin now as a leadoff hitter, even vs LHP like yesterday. Bogaerts and Arenado have terrible finals schedules so I’ve been shying away from those two teams. (No monday or thursday games)

    Yelich, Leonys Martin, Bogaerts if called up, Arenado, Moustakas, Villar?

  22. Justin says:
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    Could you go into more detail about the tino martinez incident? Perhaps provide a link. Martinez was my favorite player growing up…

    Now to the serious stuff. In a 12 team kepper league where we keep 7 ops ks an extra cat would you do any of these deals?

    My prado and an 18th rounder for a 14

    Or

    My weiters and a 12 for c.santana and a 17

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Justin: If you’ve seen the famous clip with Rocco Siffredi. shoving Bobbie Starr’s head in the toilet while railing her, apparently that’s what Tino was doing to Dietrich. According to Tino, he was only grabbing him by the jersey and not the hair. So, in reality, it wasn’t actually that bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Can Google Tino Martinez… I wouldn’t do either of these

  23. Doomsday says:
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    So our league trade deadline is tomorrow! Currently in first place but my offense has been shit for awhile now. 12 team 5×5 roto, 9 keeper auction

    I only have 6 moves left!
    Deciding whether to trade Miggy who is very expensive next year but want to win this year.

    My team:
    C- Mauer
    1B- Fielder
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Reyes
    CI – A. Gonzalez
    MI – Kendrick
    OF – Bourn
    OF – Jackson
    OF – Carlos Gomez
    OF – Gardner
    Utility – Melky
    Bench – Bogaerts
    DL – Granderson

    SP – Scherzer, Kuroda, Felix, Hamels, Chen, Peavy, Masterson
    CL- Rivera, Perkins, Holland, Melencon

    Trade Possibilities:
    Bautista/Hamilton/Minor for Miggy/Bourn/Peavy
    Encarnacion/Puig/Parker/Archer for Miggy/Bourn/Peavy/Bogaerts

    Any of those trades or just hold and hope for the best the final 2 months.

    Thanks. Sorry for the long post.

  24. BrewerFan says:
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    In a H2H Re-Draft,
    Would you trade Matt Holliday & Homer Bailey to get Justin Upton?

    My OF is A.Jones, Holliday, Jennings, AJax & my SP’s are:

    Wainwright, Latos, JZimm, Greinke, Homer Bailey, Kluber, Cole

    • chunk says:
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      @BrewerFan: I would

  25. goodfold2 says:
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    if i was trying to obtain heyward and/or freeman which of these pitchers is fair
    fister/latos/grienke/w.chen/j-fer/shields
    rivera/chapman/holland/frieri/jansen/wilhelmsen
    2 closers (1 of the good ones and 1 of the bad ones)?
    1 SP with 1 closer?
    can probably get heyward much cheaper than freeman. trying to find improvements on morales (1b)/arenado (CI) or joyce.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m assuming that’s the freeman offer. 2 of the middle SP with 1 of the top closers. ok. does that apply to heyward as well? I should have indexed that as 2 separate questions, cause it is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup and yup

  26. zk says:
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    Should I drop Junior Lake or Edwin Jackson?

    • zk says:
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      @zk: I certainly hope replying to questions like these counts as a page view for your ad dollars.

      • chunk says:
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        @BrewerFan: @zk: When I am on my friend’s computer I click on all of the ads and tell myself it is good for razzball.

        • JFK says:
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          @chunk:

          Awesomesauce.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @zk: keep jackson for today’s start anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zk: Ha!

  27. Banana Santana says:
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    Kipnis for Moore in a Keeper league. Which side you got? (Could plug in Lawrie ROS for an outgoing J-Kip).

    • Rodney says:
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      @Banana Santana: Are you serious? You’re talking a top 15 keeper (Kipnis) versus a top 75 (Moore).

      • Banana Santana says:
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        @Rodney: Assuming he doesn’t disappear again in the second half of the season, sure, I’d be crazy as a coconut. What’s his track record? OK then. It’s all a matter of how much you trust Kipnis to hold steady + the drop-off from him to Lawrie vs. Moore replacing one of three high-performing rookie SPs who are going to be shut down in 4-5 weeks. Compare his July stats to the prior two months — it’s a stark difference so I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest this could be the start of a decline. I could have done without the snark questioning my intelligence — if my asking price should be significantly higher, just say so dude.

        • Rodney says:
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          @Banana Santana: @Shawn of the livid: @Banana Santana: Kipnis should land you Darvish or more. I wouldn’t trade him for Kershaw personally. Referring to Kipnis’ 1st full season 2nd half is the definition of “small sample size”.

          • Banana Santana says:
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            @Rodney: Owner has added Nick Franklin and Frazier as sweeteners. I’m on the fence. What’s the ceiling for Franklin?

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Banana Santana: am i the only one who thinks i’d very much more so want kershaw than kipnis, keeper or otherwise? Rodney, isn’t using slightly less small sample sizes to prove a polar opposite point smack of unfalsifiablity?

  28. Wake Up says:
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    I can’t help but say Andrelton in a terrible Jamaican accent…everytime I see his name…Andrelton mon…lordamercy…Andrelton…bumbaclot…Andrelton…git ova hea and roll me a spleef da size of yur forearm Andrelton…yeah boi!…”Andrelton, you really think we should move to San Diego and start an acoustic reggae duo, eh?”…for some reason when I ask Andrelton hypothetical questions, they come out with a Canadian accent…(remember to check with Doug E. Doug about this)(also check what the hell the E. stands for)(no, scratch that, nooner cares)(but, do check into why Mr and Mrs Doug would name their son Doug…just seems mean)(oh, and check into how to use parenthesis correctly…may come in handy for a hypothetical situation)that’s hypothethical ith you’re athkin Theth Thmith…Andrelton!!!…what the bloodclot?…by the by, bumbaclot is simply a bum cloth…cloth to wipe your bum…bloodclot, well you get it…but do you really get it teenage faux-rastafarians?…like I was saying…oh, you crazy wonderful fantasy baseball you…Andrelton is hot fiyah ree-it new!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: If only MLB would allow players to where a Zion Rasta hat…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: that would barely cover his Martian cranium…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He read my mind!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: You’re good you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t pinch my cheeks!

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Wake Up: rudeboy, right down by da beech, boiiii!!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @WWGaudinD?: jennings could catch balls in his mouth for all i care…. In the outfield!

        Hahaha!!!

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          *tips cap*

  29. Jerkyboy8 says:
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    Competing for 1st and was offered this deal by someone out and rebuilding.

    I give BJ Upton, Butler, Appel, and Kris Bryant and I get Gomez and Granderson.

    He’s asking for a lot because Gomez is doing so well and the players I’m giving have stunk it up. Whatcha think?

  30. Jhonny B-gone says:
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    So it looks like Peralta is on his way out so I need a new SS. XB is available, along with other fliers like Simmons, Franklin, Miller, Hechavarria, Escobar (both), Lake, Villar. Is XB worth the risk over those guys? Also, are we still looking at a few weeks until he is brought up? With Peralta’s suspension likely to be very soon, I may need a stop gap at SS until XB is ready.

    Bonus question -> How much playing time does Gattis get once BJ returns? Would it be enough to keep running him out there instead of Sal (who I am still carrying)? [I am in a weekly format]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jhonny B-gone: Hold off on Xander now, they brought up Holt… Gattis is a 4th outfielder backup catcher

  31. PK says:
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    Crush Davis/Fielder or Goldy/Tulo

    • Rodney says:
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      @PK: Goldy/Tulo ALL DAY.

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @PK: seems fair. Davis side. Mostly because I hate how much of a fragile pussy Tulo is. Tulo hasn’t played a full season in 4 years (I think) which lowers his value for me. I don’t want to pay a premium for a SS that I will have to scramble to replace multiple times a year

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: did you guys see what happened with that “broken rib”. i’m not saying it wasn’t broken, but this guy’s gonna have serious problems when he gets sort of old. Like breaking a hip just from leaning to get out of bed.

  32. Rodney says:
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    Puig + Gio + Shields OR Goldschmidt?

    Keeper league. 15 keepers per team with no restrictions.

    • Rodney says:
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      @Rodney: (And how close?)

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Rodney: Goldy

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: IMO, not close.

        Puig still has a lot to prove and will probably not live up to what people think his is next year
        Not a Gio fan (long term)
        Sheilds = Meh
        Goldy = Probably looking at a couple MVP awards, production in all categories. Think Young Albert Puhols. Goldy is guaranteed to be gone 1st round in most drafts for probably the next ten years. But I am a Goldy slut

        • Rodney says:
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          @Shawn of the livid: Thanks. For context, I am in 2nd place but down by 8 points. Only way I can gain on the guy in 1st is ratio help. These guys would help me immensely in ratios since I am punting saves and 2-starting alot of bums.

          Regardless, he turned the offer down! Thanks again.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Shawn of the livid: albert, with more steals too, and probably actually is the age his baseball card would say.

  33. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Ahhh, I’m getting crushed this week due to my entire team collectively laying down. Kazmir didn’t help at all.

    Yelich or Xander? Almost everyone I play with is a sox fan so xander could have more trade value than in a normal league.

  34. Topazmagee says:
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    Great post …Yelich , moss, laroche, or m young for the rest of the year?

  35. Pager24 says:
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    how do you feel about Gio today vs Det?

  36. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Villar stole home, btw. It was the easiest steal of home I’ve ever seen.

  37. ashtray says:
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    H2H Cats 7×7 (includes Ks & OBP and Ls & QS)

    Traded Shelby Miller & Sergio Romo for Cespedes yesterday. Roster looks like this now:

    C-Martin
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Hill
    3-Wright
    S-Franklin
    O-Stanton
    O-Heyward
    O-Choo
    U-Craig
    U-Cespedes
    B-Prado
    NA-Bogaerts
    NA-Hamilton

    S-Lee
    S-Harvey
    R-Johnson
    R-Henderson
    P-Ziegler
    P-Frieri
    P-Kluber
    B-Cole
    B-Beachy
    B-Chen
    B-Peralta
    B-Mejia

    Solid deal for me? I know my pitching is weak but I’m using the last couple spots for streamers.

  38. ashtray says:
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    Remaining schedule for Beachy if he stays on track:
    8/3 @ PHI
    8/9 v MIA
    8/14 v PHI
    8/21 @ NYM
    8/27 v CLE
    9/1 v MIA
    9/7 @ PHI
    9/12 @ MIA
    9/17 @ WAS
    9/23 v MIL
    9/28 v PHI

    I really hope he gets on track for that cake walk.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: that could be as good or even better than DET’s remaining. good for medlen too.

  39. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Am I just blind or has Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez not been added to ESPN player pool yet? I can’t seem to find him…

  40. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Happy hump day!

    ROS (non-keeper): Xander or Yelich? Positional value is not relevant.

    Thanks!

  41. the tone ranger says:
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    grey, can you rank these guys in a keeper?

    Stanton (rd 3), j-up (rd 3), dom brown (rd 16), xander (rd 27), rizzo (rd 26), myers (rd 25)

    thanks!

  42. jerkyboy8 says:
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    I give BJ Upton, Butler, Appel, and Kris Bryant and I get Gomez and Granderson. I’m competing for 1st in a keeper and the other owner is playing for next year and is looking for prospects. (I didn’t list salaries because they are almost identical on both sides.) He wants a lot because BJ and Butler have stunk it up. Whatcha think?

  43. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: (t moore clears his throat – not once, not twice, but thrice) Frieri and Kazmir (the wave – Cleveland won in spite of him)…. Hmmmmm..

    Repeating the question: who replaces Frieri… Jepson, De La Rosa or Madson off the 60 day DL or ???? – it can’t be Kohn!!! Downs is off this year… It’s the committee isn’t it …

    And I’m ruined

    It gets worse, Cabrera maybe is headed to the DL..

    The wings are falling off the high flying MAGPIES..

    They are beyond sputtering now… The ground is racing up towards them..

    Sound the klaxon and get those emergency vehicles rolling..

    This is worse than the year West Nile Virus almost wiped out the team…

    • T Moore says:
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      @T Moore:

      Mr Grey: Or was last night the ashes’ ashes being burnt before the new and impoved Frieri emerges from the smoke????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: De La Rosa is who I grabbed just now, it’s a mess in that bullpen

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, grabbed both Jepson and De La Rosa and held Frieri too… Will let dust settle…

  44. Jack says:
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    16 team H2H points. I’m second in points but on the playoff bubble. I’ve been rolling with Peralta SS and am going to need to replace him. The waiver wire is ugly, like Derek Dietrich ugly. Who are a few mid level guys, that wouldn’t kill me, you would target in a trade?

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Jack:

      Too late to stash Xander Boegarts?

      Andrelton Simmons is a low level SS that gives some decent numbers (considering). Might find him on waivers.

      Starlin Castro, Elvis Andrus wildly underperforming. Might be able to grab them off a frustrated owner.

    • Big Magoo

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      @Jack: If Franklin is SS-eligible in your league, he’d be a solid option. Aybar is pretty underwhelming, but he won’t kill you anywhere. Alexei Ramirez if you don’t mind a speed-only guy.

  45. Dylan says:
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    Thoughts on me dealing Springer for Marte? Could use the stats today for the ROS push, but I’m scared Springer will bloom into more than Marte in the long-term. 12-team dynasty with 10 MILB spots. Can Marte match Springer over time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dylan: I’d take Marte

  46. Cdawg says:
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    Brett Wallace
    Ike Davis
    David lough
    Cody Ross

    To replace span in UT spot for ROS? Which one??

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Cdawg: Short term? Ross. Some might say Ike but that guy is just lost at the moment

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: how is anyone saying ike over wallace since he’s been recalled (wallace’s recall). Solid counting stats per at bat, around .268 avg, very good homer rate, cut the K’s a lot (still not good k rate). isn’t platooning with anyone. i’m not saying he’s over ross or even maybe lough right now, but Ike?

  47. Tony says:
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    DROP NAVA?

    Boston seems to be going with Ells, Victorino and Gomes…..tired of hoping this guy plays and he’s got the dreaded “X” next to his name.

  48. harkrider says:
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    should I continue to stick with Sal Perez at C or make the switch to AJ, Mesoraco, or Saltalamacchia? Thoughts?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @harkrider: No thoughts.

  49. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Good with a Kluber drop after today? Tigers, angels, athletics, angels, braves, tigers next 6…. should I drop to open up a atreaming spot?? I avoided a 0-5 day of Craig yesterday with that Nick Franklin move. Ye ye!

  50. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H:

    Gee vs KC (9.5)
    Porcello vs CWS (8.0)
    Dempster vs SEA (6.4)
    Kazmir @ MIA (5.7)
    B. Chen @ NYM (5.3)
    Deduno vs HOU (2.9)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Gee, Kazmir, Porcello,

  51. Wake Up says:
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    Speaking of Tino…the HITTING coach… Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was originally called “Major Drama”…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: and 78% of Drama majors are also covered under this policy…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a higher percentage than I thought

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: poor Tino…poor fat, old, dumpy, pent-up Tino!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He touched Dietrich’s genitals

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: allegedly he also grabbed his family jews…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              *allegedly*

  52. Nick says:
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    I need ratios: ERA, OBA, WHIP, K/BB

    Yes or no to these starts today:

    Verlander vs. Wash
    Colon vs. Toronto
    Kluber vs. CWS

    Thanks Grey!

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Nick:

      yes
      no
      yes

  53. The Fridge says:
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    ROS Ike Davis or Mark Reynolds in OBP league.

  54. coco krispie says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Headley at this point? I have Alvarez but I am so scared of him going crazy cold. 12 team 6×6 (ops)

  55. TKilla says:
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    Which of these closers do you think will have the most save opportunities over the next month?

    rodney, melancon, perkins, benoit

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @TKilla:

      Rodney, Melancon, Benoit, Perkins

  56. Psychedelic says:
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    Villar stole home straight up, that dude knows knows how to swipe some bags.

  57. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Grey,

    Did you hear the Red Sox acquired Matt Thornton in that trade from Chicago aswell? Does this have any implications on where they are looking to go with their bullpen the rest of the way (Uehara their guy?) And which would mean they are no longer looking to acquire Gregerson.

    Apparently Holt has been called up for the Red Sox instead of Bogaerts and Middlebrooks. But I still feel Xander will be in the big leagues here soon, heck I’ve been tweeting @XanderBogaerts telling him he’s about to get that call up lol

    Another name, where should we be looking in the Angels bullpen for someone who takes over Frieri? I thought Scott Downs would be the go to guy there but right after they traded him I made the move to drop him. I’m still hoping Gregerson lands somewhere relevant but the options are looking slimmer here as the deadline winds down.

    What do you think sir Grey?

    Much love <3
    -Jayrod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: De La Rosa… Thornton doesn’t change anything in their bullpen right now…Yeah, heard about Holt

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: gregerson might go to ARI.

  58. choplanta says:
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    need some help… does anyone know of any keeper league or dynasty league websites? would like some feedback on them?

  59. papasmurf says:
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    Last year, I had Analbal Sanchez on my team and he does nothing but leaves a dirty sanchez, but this year he goes to the team that beat me by 1.5 pts last year, and he’s Cy Young. This team looks like it will repeat.

    Villar looks like ECab jr. Steals home. Pretty cool.

  60. Scott Evans

    Scott Evans says:
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    Don’t sleep on Avisail Garcia, Grey. Still raw, but tons of long-term upside… could be mixed league relevant for ROS, too.

      • Scott Evans

        Scott Evans says:
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        @Grey: Fantasy Fix was all over it last night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dah!

  61. Dave says:
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    Have to replace Bio Boy Everth Cabrera at 2b. Laurie and Franklin available. Who do you like ROS?
    Thanks

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Dave: Franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Franklin

  62. Pete says:
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    Alonso a better bet for an everyday 1B play over Luke Scott, Smoak, or LoMo in a points league?

  63. ManuteBologna says:
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    Drop Medlen to stash Bogaerts? Just lost Pujols to DL and have Alonso filling in for him. I could use Alonso’s spot to pick Medlen back up because I doubt he gets taken from me

    In another league, drop Medlen for Kluber start? If so, hold Kluber or try to pick Medlen back up?

    In both cases I probably have a 60-90% chance of getting Medlen back if I want him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ManuteBologna: Sure, Kluber…Hold on Bogaerts as of right now

  64. Ron says:
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    You have only two open bench spots. Who you going with out of the names below?

    Villar, Schierholtz, E. Young, Lagares, L. Martin, Vaciedo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Young, Schierholtz

  65. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick one to start today:

    Arenado @ Minor
    Pedro v. Wainwright
    Marte v. Wainwright

    H2H League

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Wilsonian: Arenado may be starting something, go with him

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: that’s actually who I have in right now. I also have Minor starting, so I’m hoping he’s the only one who does any damage against him.

  66. AJ says:
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    Safe to drop Simmons for Villar? That home plate steal was sure sexy haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: If you need steals

  67. JoeyBelle says:
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    Should I bench the #2 ranking ERA leader (Kuroda) against the dodgers today? I still have trouble trusting him despite how great hes been

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @JoeyBelle: roll him out. It will be a pitchers duel with Kershaw

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @JoeyBelle: Kuroda’s a must-start. He has five legitimate big league pitches and can locate everything. One of the most underrated players in baseball.

  68. Jason Katnip says:
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    Add Bogaerts and or Arenado, and drop:

    Jr. Lake
    Yelich

    • juicey JAY says:
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      Im not guru, but everything points to BOGAERTS as being the next big MLB talent, even over Will Myers

  69. Dwight Schrute says:
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    -Russell Martin, Jason Castro, or Saltalamachia

    -Marco Scutaro, Brad Miller, Xander Bogaerts, Sogard, Jonathan Villar, or Andrelton Simmons

    -Is Ernesto Frieri droppable? for Joakim Soria, Brian Wilson?

  70. Wudaben says:
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    I need to make a tough keeper choice before the mlb trade deadline today and need some other opinions on which of these guys will be better next year and the future as I can only keep 2 of them.

    Segura
    Machado
    W. Myers
    N. Franklin

    • Rodney says:
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      @Wudaben: That is a tough call. Segura for sure. Flip a coing between Myers and Machado. Get Franklin off your list.

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Wudaben:
      Easily Machado & Segura

    • choplanta says:
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      @Wudaben: @Wudaben: have to keep machado for sure. 3rd is hard to fill and the kid is going to be nasty once doubles turn to hrs. i like myers but think outfield is easier to find talent then mi and corners

  71. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Where are you guys today? JB, Grey? Marco!!!! Maaarrrco! Too many daiquiris last night?

  72. Aero says:
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    ugh, Swiggy out again. Who to fill in? Yuni, Arenado, or Moustsuckass?

  73. Nyuk Nyuk says:
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    Drop Soriano to stash bogarts?

    other options Aoki, Nova (would rather drop a bat), asdrubal Cabrera (would have zobrist to fill in at SS meanwhile)

  74. juicey JAY says:
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    SP-Jenrry Mejia,…Hes sticking in the Braves rotation, so his stats say hes a bonified baller? also with Brandon Worman moving to the pen with the addition of Peavey to the rotation, is Workman worth a mainstay in my RP or should we all move on form this excellent arm?

  75. Paz says:
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    I’ve been offered Jose Altuve and Jeter for Longoria

    my guy says no, is it correct?

  76. Bunny says:
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    Gio at Detroit…hmmmm….SON 7. What say you?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Bunny:

      No Cabrera in the Det line up. I’m rolling him out there, but not with full confidence.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I’m tossing him, too. Sure I don’t have full confidence, but I pretty much never have full confidence in any SP. It seems anyone can get rocked at any point. But he’s been really good the last month or so, so what the hey? Toss him out there, it could be worth the gamble.

        • T Moore says:
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          @Wilsonian:

          Yep, I sat him again one game too long and missed his tater – think it was Sat.

  77. Bunny says:
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    Well, Det’s has the second highest team OPS vs lefties, so I’m sitting Gio.

    • Bunny says:
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      @Bunny: And the numbers don’t lie. Gio getting rocked.

  78. Bunny says:
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    Well, Miggy is sitting today…..

  79. danny almonte says:
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    Do you guys like C.Davis or Edwin better in a keeper??

    I have C.Davis, I think I could give him Davis and Everth for Edwin. We keep our best 7, his team blows, I think Everth is a keeper for him.

  80. Cory says:
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    Grey: I mustache you a question. Not really, I just like saying that. Anyway, recall your prediction that CarGo(me) would be below .300 by the end of July. Not to jinx him, but he’s at .303 going into tonight’s game at Wrigley. Unless he pulls a serious Ofer, it looks like you will have to eat yet another prediction, which is okay since you pull about 150 a day out of various body cavities (that must make you a favorite of the TSA guys: ‘pull-that-one-out-of-line-for-an-extra-special-treatment’). As always, keep up the great work.

  81. Jay says:
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    Crap –

    so to replace Yadi….
    in a limited moves league so don’t want to chase catchers. Want to find a guy I can grab and place for at least a week. Hitter tron says Pierzynski is the best choice for up coming week.

    other options available are Martin, Castro, Miggy Montero or Salty.

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: wilson Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Salty

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Salty over Gattis? Gattis just dropped today…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold

  82. Jay says:
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    Dropping one to stash Xander…

    Soriano or Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Hold

  83. T Moore says:
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    Mr Grey: Thoughts on the Angels’ Paradise Lost trade to the A’s..

    Last night Billy Beane while speaking on the trade and what he had said to Callaspo on the phone, “Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.”

    Meanwhile Sciocia was quoted on things in general in the Southland, “O sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams….That bring to my remembrance from what state I fell, how glorious once above thy sphere.”

    He con’t, “Me miserable! Which way shall I fly…. Infinite wrath and infinite despair?
    Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; And in the lowest deep a lower deep, Still threat’ning to devour me, opens wide, To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.”

    He finished up with, “Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.”

    Wonder, how long old Tub-Tub baby has got to reign in Hell… It will no doubt be the shortest eternity in history…

    I think, it is a good trade for the A’s… Callaspo is a solid real BB player … He can plays everywhere but catcher… And has solid bat control – which means a lot more real BB than in FBB.. And he is affordable going forward too…

    Think the A’s are looking for a Big Bat to replace the Smith (horrible of late) / Young (horrible all year) at DH.. Stayed tuned!!!

    Wish the A’s would pick up Bud Norris … Like him in Oakland…

    GO A’s…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Trade’s fine for real world implications, just not much fantasy value there… Go Magpies!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @T Moore:

      Classing the joint up with a little Milton. I think he gives them a platoon with Sogard and also a legit 3rd base option. I think Son of Donald has played almost every game this year. He looks tired. I am guessing he’ll spell Josh a bit. Bartolommeo today.

  84. Teddy Heater says:
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    I’m currently way ahead in ESPN 5×5, Peralta’s going to be suspended come Friday, who do you like Lake, Miller, Aybar, A Escobar, Cozart, Igselias. I’m leaning towards Miller or Lake

    Vmar
    Votto
    Kinsler
    Peralta
    Zimmerman
    Kendrick (mid infiled)
    Freeman 1B/3B
    Davis
    Jones
    Ellsbury
    Little Cargo
    J Upton
    Butler

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Preesh (that’s short for Appreciate) feel free to use it, Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Note to self, abbreviations are better when I don’t have to explain

  85. supra says:
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    How would you rank these guys down the stretch: Quintana, Porcello, Kazmir, Kluber, Straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: I’d go by matchups… Porcello, Kluber

  86. AdamH says:
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    Better keeper, 14 team H2H: Cespedes for two years in the 10th round then 6th round, or Oscar Taveras for three years in the 14th, 12th, then 8th.

  87. brick says:
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    Great as always!

    12 Team Roto, best replacement for Yadier out of these clowns?

    Castro, Salty, Doumit, JP Arencibia, Miguel Montero, Russel Martin

      • brick says:
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        @Grey: haha I’m betting too many catcher questions today, thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  88. FillyP says:
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    What do you think of Konerko or Moose ROS? Either one worth an add?

    My offense is PUTRID this week.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you take Moose over Arenado?

        And what do you think about Villar? Any appeal ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No… SAGNOF

  89. Sniff Test says:
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    Rest of season question (playoffs begin next week and I seem to have snuck in barring a 14 point collapse)…15 team league..6 keepers no round implications or limit to years kept, 6X6 OPS and holds.

    I can pick up any of these free agents for ROS playoff run. Who would you upgrade if any? Viciedo, Eaton, Moustakas, Bogaerts, Rickie Weeks, Josh Reddick, Mark Reynolds, Luke Scott

    Current Team
    C- Posey (keeper)
    1- Carpenter
    2-Phillips
    SS- Hanley (keeper)
    3- Lawrie
    OF- Heyward (Keeper), Gardner, Jennings (Keeper ?)
    DH- B. Miller, Yelich, Tuisosopo, E. Young
    DL- BJ Upton

    S- Darvish (Keeper)
    S- Moore (Keeper)
    S- Fister
    S- Lester
    S- Parker
    S- Kluber
    S- Beachy (Keeper ?)
    R- Reed
    R- Cischek
    R- Thornton
    R- Rosenthal

    I also need to pick 2 from pitchers Kluber, Parker and Beachy…with the keeper element I am hesitant to let go of Beachy…but perhaps he isn’t worth keeping over any of my current selections. Any pointers are greatly appreciated.

  90. Mitch says:
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    was offered ervin santana for my Benoit. Stashed Strop and seems like he’ll take over as closer whether Gregg gets traded or not, right?

    Santana looking good ROS? Seems he’d help with good ERA/WHIP and K’s. Safe to accept? Think Strop ends up closing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mitch: Sure, take it if you don’t need saves…No faith in Strop, but we’ll find out shortly

  91. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m trying to pry Trout away from someone in a keeper league. I am COMPLETELY out of it this year, so I’m trying to upgrade my keepers. I have these guys available to be kept (we keep 5):

    Goldy, Tulo, Jones, Stanton, JUp, Machado, Bogaerts

    This is a forever keeper – where those 5 are ours FOR-EV-ER. Would I be completely looney tunes to deal Tulo and one of my OF bats (preferably JUp) for Trout and keep Xander over Machado? Meaning my keepers would be Goldy, Jones, Trout, Stanton, Bogaerts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Bogaerts over Machado isn’t good… Trout for Tulo and Upton is fine

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so you think Goldy, Machado, Trout, Jones, Stanton would be solid for 5 keepers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They would, yeah

  92. R.J. says:
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    I am trading for a SP and am picking from one of these guys: Hellickson, J. Parker, Lohse

    Who do you prefer ROS? I think I’m leaning towards Hellickson. Categories are Quality Starts, ERA, WHIP, K/9. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @R.J.: None of them… Parker at home, Hellickson

      • R.J. says:
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        I’m not giving much up in the deal… but to be clear you would rather stream starters and have the roster spot open than actually own any of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  93. Brewerfan says:
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    @Grey

    Hey Grey, just wondering if this deal benefits me or if I should hold.
    My Holliday & Homer Bailey for his Justin Upton

  94. MIKEY BOY324 says:
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    Grey drop Rendon for Arenado?

  95. MF DOOM says:
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    12 team mixed H2H. Have good depth at MI (B Phillips, Desmond, A Hill, Asdrubal) and looking for steals, R, and OPS. Have two offers:

    Aaron Hill for Dexter Fowler
    Aaron Hill and Chris Archer for Desmond Jennings

    Which would you take?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

    • T Moore says:
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      @Sky:

      Sky: You won’t have to worry about kicking me around in the FF … I can’t abide the sport…

      I can not see that marvelously sensitive young man, Mr Jay Wrong, having anything to do with that horrid carny show of a so-called sport either…

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Sky: gooo awayyy! Haha Just kidding… I actually need to get going on football… Its about that time… Dont think im going to make an RCL tho. Already got 4 leagues and thats 2 too many in my book.. we will see. If you guys ever so desperately need leagues ill fill in but not willingly.. flood me with leagues, then maybe you and Full Of Taint can get a win on me! :)

  96. Dileo says:
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    Grey-

    Was just offered : Dread Pirate for Mad Max Sherzer (like asking you which kid you love more, I know!)

    Would leave me: Latos/moore/ minor /griffin/jo-for/kendrick/doubie/beachy

    My OF currently: Giancarlo-Holliday-d brown- cruz

    Can replace cruz with swisher if/when suspended……

    One more thing…its head-to-head points league that skews twords pitching. I think i’m suppose to accept, but can use a nudge…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dileo: Ha… Sounds fair, go for it… You need an OF

  97. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I’ve been stashing guys like Bastardo, Gregerson, and Parker on multiple teams for a little while now. I have no faith in Amaro to do anything sensible, but Theo and Josh Byrnes should know what to do. A half-empty packet of Big League Chew for Kevin Gregg? A case of Anchor Steam for Huston Street? This save vulture is famished. Feed me!

  98. Charles says:
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    If Morneau goes to Baltimore, does his value get a big bump? How would you compare him to Ibanez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A slight bump, not like he’s killing the ball on the road

  99. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    If the kaiser and ollie get moved then who closes in seattle. Furbush us a lefty and been a’ight and capps is in AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly a committee

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: wasn’t capps worse than cisnero lately anyway?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  100. Eddy says:
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    If Wilhelmsen is traded, is Perez the closer?

    If both are traded, who takes over? Furbush? Farquhar? Capps?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy: Looks like guy above me is thinking alone the same lines!

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @Eddy: wash your mind repeatedly if thats the case…

  101. T Moore says:
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    Hey Mr Grey what happened to your experiment with the voting … I didn’t care for it – if that means anything..

    Less is better for me old clunky puter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya… Seemed like a resounding no on that

  102. Fish says:
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    Should I be adding Yan Gomes to fill in for Yadi or someone more everyday like Russel Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  103. Principle Blackman says:
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    I am going to have a keeper conundrum next year in my fifteen team points league. This is my league without a waiver wire. I traded away a bunch of picks in next year’s draft in a bid to finish in first this year (either way I’m a near lock to finish in the money). I have to pick two of these guys to keep next year with my first two picks of the draft. The number in parenthesis refers to the number of years of keeper eligibility remaining. Also, this league starts a CF and two OFs.

    Carlos Santana (2)
    AuShizz (2)
    Segura (2)
    Longoria (2)
    Trout (1)
    McCutchen (1)
    Bruce (1)
    J Upton (1)
    Scherzer (2)

    I’m leaning Longo and AuShizz because they both have that extra year of keeper eligibility, but there is such a dearth of production at CF that I am a little loath the part with both Trout and McCutchen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Goldy

  104. ty says:
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    Heyward or Soriano ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: K..dropping Soriano..Thnx Greyjoy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    Wassup Razz-nation –

    Do y’all think Wei-Yin is more than just a streaming option in 10-team leagues at this point? I’ve been streaming guys like EJax and Kluber lately.

    Cashner worth a stream vs NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…No

  106. J-Bird says:
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    Offered E Santana for Dickey straight up in 12 team roto. You like Ervin ROS over the knuckler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yep

  107. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Pick one:
    Lackey v Seattle
    Gonzalez v Houston
    E-Jax v Milwaukee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  108. Trip Wildhack says:
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    Grey, if the Mariners trade both Wilhelmsen and O. Perez, who do you figure for next in line for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Committee

  109. Rodney says:
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    Carlos Gomez + Mike Minor or Adam Jones?

    Keeper league, no restrictions. Each team keeps 15.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  110. Anthony says:
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    Hey grey! Great work like always! Quick question, in a long term keeper would you rather have Arenado or Salvador Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  111. 'Topes says:
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    Thoughts on Medlen ROS? Likely heading to the ‘Pen?

    I’m trying to get something out of him and have been offered Ziegler for Medlen ( I could use saves).

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Ziegler

  112. Ralph Lifshitz

    Dad Boner says:
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    I feel like I’ve had that exact conversation three times today. Damn predictable Bostonians. Anywho, I need to make a move for a SS now that the writing is one the wall for Jhonny. I have Jeter on my bench but don’t have much faith. Is offering Puig for Segura going to get me laughed at or is that acceptable value?

    • Rodney says:
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      @Dad Boner: Shouldn’t get laughed at and probably fair, BUT I’d definitely take Segura. Any day of the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Segura

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Dad Boner says:
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        @Grey: Where did you go to school in Boston…..I’m guessing B-Jew

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, haven’t heard that in a while… Yeah, Rudy and I both did…

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Dad Boner says:
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            @Grey: Yeah fellow alum class of 2005

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, nice

  113. timmy riggins says:
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    hi, who do you like as a pujols (CI) replacement? Todd Frazier, Nolan Arenado, Chris
    Johnson, Brandon Moss, juan Francisco, adam lind, yonder Alonso, Michael young, . Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  114. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Yelich or Arenado. Bench bat.

    Also,

    Kluber or Doubront.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado…Kluber

  115. chisox22 says:
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    10 team h2h Espn… I’m losin my ss peralta who would you pick up. Aybar, jeter, A.cabrera, or simmons? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  116. Jason Katnip says:
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    GA,

    Can you pick 3 out of this list:
    Yonder Alonso
    Morneau
    Arenado
    Yelich
    Lake
    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Areando, Yelich, Alonso

  117. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Multiple choice time. Justin Verlander has very similar numbers to Ryan Dempster this year, which is obviously not a good thing. It’s no secret that he’s experienced a drop in velocity from years past. In addition to the decreased velocity, his struggles can mostly be attributed to:

    A) His heavy workload over the past few years finally catching up to him
    B) An injury that he’s attempting to pitch through
    C) Depression due to no longer being able to motorboat Kate Upton
    D) A and C
    E) B and C
    F) A, B, and C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s no longer dating Upton?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: They’ve been kaput for a while now, hence my inclusion of option C multiple times (also known as Rihanna syndrome). What’s your final answer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… He doesn’t look like he’s got his usual command, watching him now

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Where’s he sitting on the radar gun? Is he missing with the fastball? Curve? Everything? I see that he’s already walked four through four innings…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He can strikeout guys, but he’s a bit all over the place…

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: I bet he looks better than Gio did today…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  118. Brewerfan says:
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    @Grey

    So if the deal was Holliday&Gerrit Cole for J-Up instead of
    Holliday & Homer Bailey for Upton would you hold or make that
    Deal? Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Make the deal

  119. Debo says:
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    Latos for Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it

  120. MattTruss223 says:
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    Well, that Gio start is off to a bad…uhhhh…start.

    Rumors about Thatcher going to ARI for Kennedy, any chance he’d get a shot at saves in the desert…mmmm…dessert

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Even better the guys I own on a couple teams (AJax and Fielder) and the guy I picked up for a Batty call (Tuiasopopopopopopopo) are a combined 0 for 6. Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Maybe Street or Gregerson, not Thatcher

  121. RTP says:
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    Pick two out of Ethier, Victorino, Konerko, Schierholtz at UTIL for rest of the week

    Thanks

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @RTP: probably schier/vic, but def not konerko.

  122. Jason Katnip says:
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    G.Albright,
    Start/sit

    Kluber vs. CWS
    Lackey vs. Seattle

    thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start, start

  123. goodfold2 says:
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    avila getting closer to being above mesoraco now that he’s hit homers back to back days, both off of good pitchers (gio/stras)? pretty sick is you own jackson/fielder on same league, those bums haven’t been on base once. only 2 at bats each, but 5 runs in 2 innings, one would assume.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: getting pretty sick of chasing catchers and losing 20% of all pickups per week, almost every week, but what ya gonna do. draft santana where you started taking value pitchers. I think not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    seems weird there’s not even rumors about papelbon yet. that phillies team doesn’t have a shot in hell of a playoff spot, and they should know that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be a flurry of moves today by them

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

      I have to guess Philly contracts must be brutal in the trade market…

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I’m hoping that Amaro is just keeping a tight lid on things, but his track record isn’t promising. They should move Young (Michael, but attempt to move Delmon as well), Papelbon, Utley, and even Lee if the right offer comes along. Instead, there haven’t been any Papelbon rumors and they’re talking about extending Utley. They can afford to eat money with a huge TV contract around the corner. This is an old team with a thin farm system. Keeping those guys would be the worst thing for the team’s future.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Big Magoo: rumor about Lee to STL was they’d have to give up 3 or 4 prospects and eat ALL of the money. That’s like the same level of money they weren’t willing to give their local deity, Pujols. Not as many years though.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I have no problem with asking for a large haul initially, but Amaro had to know that that deal wasn’t going to happen. I’d be happy with Taveras straight up, or Wacha or Carlos Martinez + a mid-level prospect for Lee. I don’t understand the money part of it at all. They’re in the middle of negotiating a multi-billion dollar TV deal with Comcast. They should be eating money in order to get a better prospect haul in return.

  125. One I'd Willy says:
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    That A-rod blurb was awesome. Haha.

    This is probably impossible to answer without having all the facts, but in a 12 team points league would you rather keep Strausburg at $18 or Garza at $2? I’m already keeping Max at$13, Homer at $5 and McCutchen at $37. Profar and Myers can also be kept at $3 each. I am def. keeping Myers, and assume Profar will be worth more than $3 if he has MI eligibility.

    Listening to Boston radio as a Sox fan late last night was amazing. People are using his .400 average when he was called up as an example of how he is a legit MLB hitter, then you mention he’s on a 4 for 40 slump and they respond “he had a bad month” . . . I am in the group who is glad Bradley Jr. wasn’t involved though, so there’s that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Strasburg… Ha, yeah, crazy with Bradley and Iglesias hype…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so many of these announcers (when talking about their own players) mention how they “started off slow” or some such shit. STL guys were talking about how Ty Wigginton “started off slow” or boggs had a “bad spell”. If Hiroshima just happened to be in Busch stadium and the Japanese were Cardinals players, these guys would’ve referred to them as “feeling a little sublimated” that day. It’s so nice to hear just valid,terse, useful info from an announcer like vin scully when mlb network has late night jumps into LAD games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  126. Wilsonian says:
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    Can you rank these keepers in a forever keeper league:

    Tulo
    Davis
    JUp
    Trout
    Machado
    Stanton
    Jones

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Stanton, Jones, Davis, Machado

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so you’re saying you’d deal Tulo and JUp for Davis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope… I wouldn’t be trying to make other teams keepers better…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: but you would deal Tulo and JUp for Trout?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trout’s the best player in the game, yeah

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: I’ve still got an offer of JUp/Machado/Latos for Trout pending. Guy hasn’t responded. Said he was still thinking because it would most likely help him out for this year – and he’s in 1st. Would you rather deal Tulo there instead of Machado?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Coin flip… Tulo’s better for this year and maybe next, then Machado becomes better…

  127. herschel says:
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    @Grey: i finally dumped perez and now im scared im chasing the dragon so to speak. starting martin, but jp and avila (and perez) are available. make the switch to either of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Avila

  128. royce! says:
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    I recall that Rudy and SoN recently were high on Kennedy…could they have known about a possible move to Petco? I’ve clearly underestimated both of them, yet I held both in such high estimation!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Rudy and SoN continue to surprise

    • ha. kennedy has good peripherals. if marquis and stults are passable in Petco, Kennedy certainly should. seems like the only thing you need to prosper in Petco is control (see Volquez, Edinson)

  129. sanfran1966 says:
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    Kennedy to Padres…

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @sanfran1966:

      Thatcher, Stites (AA), draft pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Won’t hurt him…

  130. hankp says:
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    How much does the move to Petco increase Kennedy’s value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As good as a landing place as he could find

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: does this move bradley into rotation soon?

  131. The Marte Partay says:
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    16 team league, was just offered Archer for my Beachy. That’s a definite accept, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better sagnof, cisneros or dane de la rosa (great porn name)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cisnero

  133. herschel says:
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    @Grey: as a ziegler owner, should i grab thatcher? any chance he gets save opps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @herschel: @herschel: @herschel:

      I need saves in a league too. He is a lefty. Thoughts?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @sanfran1966: how are they moving an ex-solid SP and not even improving their closer mess? pretty stupid.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: does this move smack of the type of team who
          a. is trying to make the playoffs and believe they can or
          b. the same kind of mindset that throws away 5 tool 2 year removed MVP candidate Upton for very little mostly due to Mr. Manager not liking his “attitude”. Kennedy must have some kind of attitude problem as well (according to those people).
          I thought for sure this trade would’ve included Gregerson or Street.

          • sanfran1966 says:
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            @goodfold2: @goodfold2:

            agree. he must like Cahill & McCarthy a lot. still should have pulled Gregerson

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @sanfran1966: as per usual my anger isn’t ONLY at stupidity, i really would’ve benefited from gregerson going there as well. so would’ve gregerson, and ARI.

  134. Nomaspantalones says:
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    First off, sweet podcast the other night and congratulations…
    Now my fantasy advice requests because I’m selfish like that…I’m still rocking morse and Ibanez because I’m also still wearing cargo shorts and Kanye west curtain sunglasses,and yunieskis available…which should I drop if not both as it sounds like from the article Morse sleeps with the Marlins but Ibanez is no prize either
    Thank you for your fantasy expertise and joyous articles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Morse… No problem…

  135. EK says:
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    Kennedy worth owning for 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, for home starts

  136. chris says:
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    Being offered Burnett for my 6th rd pick, is he better then any of the guys below:

    Kluber, Corey(SP) CLE
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Griffin, A.J.(SP) OAK

    Regular 4 starters I have:
    Garza, Matt(SP) TEX
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s better

  137. EK says:
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    Gio cut it out already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s done

  138. TheNewGuy says:
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    Crap…I’ve been Gio’d.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: still 3 guys on base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  139. JDW says:
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    Small town party in 1990 just north of Boston – underage drunken idiots – 18/19 years old. Five Mass cops bang the door in Superbad style. Tell us all to “shut the hell up”. We do. Skinniest cop of the bunch gets in the middle of everyone and shouts “Where’d ya’ awl get tha
    beeyah!”

    Ten seconds of silence before one Tyler Hayes says matter-of-factly

    “Tha Packie…”

    We laughed, cops got red-faced and one Tyler Hayes got dropped…hard!

    “Anyone else?”

    Cops rule!

    • herschel says:
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      @JDW: Peabody?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  140. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow. I really hope that Kluber, Bailey, and Minor can clean up some of this mess that Gio just left in the bed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a mess it was too…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: 10 earned in 3.1. That’s about as bad as I could’ve imagined. I was hoping for 5 IP, 5 ER, 8 Ks. Damn, I need a pooper scooper for this team now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, miserable start from him

  141. goodfold2 says:
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    how the F is michael young making 16 million a year, for that long too (5 year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  142. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    if i have just peachy, and as discussed he’s best C available, is trading a closer worth upgrading to V-Mart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  143. chris says:
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    Thoughts on giving up my 1st rd pick for Chris Davis or my 2nd rd pick for Gomez.

    My offense below with current starters; last week for playoff push, currenlty in 3rd and 2 out…. Decisions Decisions…

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Beltran, Carlos(OF) STL
    Cuddyer, Michael(1B,OF) COL
    Rios, Alex(OF) CHW
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC

    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
    McLouth, Nate(OF) BAL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Davis, sure

  144. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    People getting real depressed around STL with our mighty cardinals hitting like bums last 6 or 7 games (and molina); but how must WAS fans feel. Damn. Just had 2 ace pitchers get Mazzaro’ed or the new one “tripped up” (Qualls diss) back to back days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  145. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    that avila out to end the 2nd 5 run inning (out of 4 total) may have saved 17 or so extra avila pickup questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  146. AB says:
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    Ian Kennedy to SD. Pick up as a Hodgepadre or stream it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him

  147. EG says:
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    Please rank for ROS: Kershaw, Felix, Price

  148. goodfold2 says:
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    if dioneer navaro goes to start at STL, is his value go over avila or mesoraco. that dude killed the ball (must be terrible at catching though). it is very small sample size.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  149. sanfran1966 says:
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    Justin Maxwell to Royals for…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay, ha…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m guessing this screws over dyson sagnoffing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: springer getting the call??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is it saying that?

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        Springer ready yet? is he a spec add in a 12 teamer ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As long as you’re not dropping anyone to worthwhile

  150. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    This stupid f**king play in wildcard crap is making trade deadline a snoozer, lots of August waiver deals on the horizon

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: this might sound stupid, but does that mean we shouldn’t just drop bastardo and/or gregerson in around an hour? Only care about saves in those league’s obv, i’m fighting for guys like that in holds leagues at this moment.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @goodfold2: I don’t think Street is getting moved, but Pap can still be shopped in August

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: more specifically ignorant this time, why papelbon could have this happen, and not street.?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @goodfold2: Pap has been running his mouth, shocker, and they might be able to get something to make the rebuild happen quicker. The Padres think they have a shot to compete next year and really like Street. It makes no sense, but they are also not that interested in moving Quinten. I blame the Giants for all this, they took crap teams all the way to the World Series. Puts a belief that you can get there with good starting pitching, a solid pen, and streaky bats…..

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: ok, opinions of Gm’s and such. I thought you meant there was something specific to pap’s contract making him easier to move in august.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @goodfold2: nope, he’s just a dick

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @goodfold2:

        I going to hold Bastardo – his Ks and rations have been great since I grabbed in late June.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @sanfran1966: i agree, but with smyly/perkins/rivera/robertson/bastardo/cisnero i have to bench one of the RP only guys every day. It’s been cisnero as i want to see a save that doesn’t kill me first. plus, with kluber having bad schedule, medlen possibly losing job, losing milone recently, i could use roster spot for some sort of decent SP (16 team league here).If papelbon doesn’t get moved, he’s like a poor man’s robertson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  151. AB says:
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    Kennedy over J Parker and Beachy now, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  152. DMurph says:
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    Whatttup….I’m wicked pumped for Xander to staht playing for the Sox…Went to see him play last night in Pawtucket and when I yelled his name for an autograph I was denied. Damn you Xander!! JK I heart you…Keep up the good work, Grey. Nice Boston impressions. Very accurate I would say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  153. Scott says:
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    Give up Soriono and Garza for Cespedes and Straily?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: AL keeper

    • AB says:
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      @Scott: I’m no Grey, but I would unless you needed Garza for wins. Cespedes could get real hot down the stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. Juice_0321 says:
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    Are you pulling the trigger on this trade? My Kinsler, Starlin, Sal Perez and Hughes for his Pedroia, Latos, Rollins and Morrow? I also have to offer a 10th for his 16th. It was offered to me today. I am in 2nd place. Looking to take home the title.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  155. KING TROUT says:
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    Arenado or Gyorko rest of the way at 3rd base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  156. jason batteiger says:
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    1.at MI if I don’t need steals and K’s hurt. Villar (k’ing at near 50%) /Cozart/le meheiu/ackley/betancourt?
    2. likely dropping gregerson in an hour or so, which SP is the pickup
    willy peralta/miley/santiago?

  157. bossmanjunior says:
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    Im gonna pissed if Cisnero is the only new closer at the trade deadline. I’ve been following the trade rumors like a hawk and just hoping for a Papelbon or Nathan type trade. At least I got Cisnero…yay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t yay too loudly

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: somehow double the “?” size in that sentence.

  158. Jay says:
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    not sure if you remember the long winded explanation of my devious plot to re-acquire machado….

    i had asked if Grienke and a 6th rd pick was too much for MAchado.

    well this jerk now comes back and wants cespedes and a 6th rd pick for Machado. I’m a little less inclined to make that move. My current OF is Stanton, Cespedes Heyward and aoki. (other hitters include votto, longo, zobrist, asdrubal, altuve, Alvarez, yadi on DL – Salty replacing and Bogarts on the bench. A separte possibility would be moving Grienke for Bautista to replace Cespedes. Which would then allow me to move Longo for picks and a replacement for Grienke.

    but my man-crush on machado grows daily….

    my heart says yes, but my brain says no. what does Grey say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with your brain

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: sorry so no it’s not too much or no don;t make that deal?

        I’m blinded by guy-love

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No don’t make deal

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: I’m still fighting for this. Trying to get him to accept Altuve and the 6th for Manny.

  159. herschel says:
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    @Grey: i know it was touched on above, but still hanging on to bastardo and gregerson over the likes of cisnero or de la rosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  160. KING TROUT says:
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    Is Pujols out for rest of the season? My Pujols for David Price a good trade? Got Rizzo for 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Price

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    Norris to the O’s for L.J. Hoes!

    Heh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  162. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Moore to DL with an elbow???

    Could drop him to open a streaming spot. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have a DL spot?

      • Fenway Fungus says:
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        @Grey:
        Well, I do, but want to grab Kluber for tonight. How quick is yahoo in updating his DL status?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          @Fenway Fungus: with yahoo? Prolly a week…

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          @Fenway Fungus: you should DL moore tho… Kluber isnt worth losing a guy who could help you down the stretch.. lotta baseball left still.

  163. chris says:
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    bud norris, valuable now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @chris: now he gets 6 Ip, 5 ER, 6Ks… And a W! The win could help,i guess..

  164. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Matt Moore to the DL…SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: FFFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goddamn it

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      I’m not complaining, traded him for some IOU’s

  165. fitz says:
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    such a boring trade deadline

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  166. booya says:
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    ejax or kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  167. jason batteiger says:
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    hockey’s trade deadline is crazy with deals, pretty much every year.
    pick one for each group
    1. Don’t need steals, pretty much anything else though
    dj lemehieu/ackley/betancourt/cozart
    2. miley/w.peralta/santiago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuniesky… Wily

  168. Long Bawls says:
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    Astros finally decide Hoes the only thing that’ll make people come to the ballpark. Can’t wait for the inevitable “Bud for Hoes” headline leading dozens of dazed Lincecum fans to scratch their heads and go “What now?”

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Long Bawls: good stuff right here

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Long Bawls: nicee..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  169. MB says:
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    Traded Sale for A Jax and Shields? Buyer’s remorse coming? My O sux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think that’s a huge impact bat, but the trade’s fine

  170. goodfold2 says:
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    that ignorant twit on mlb network just thought he defended the royals for trading for shields in a way that made sense. sweet jesus. you’d think by his own “metrics” the simple fact that since myers came up TB is best team in baseball would convince him otherwise, or at least have someone else make him answer how he isn’t making that point.

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @goodfold2: Kenny? That guy is a joke…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  171. fitz says:
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    Arenado over Headley? Dropping Lake who is out of the lineup tonight.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  172. Jason says:
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    Making a run for it all in my points league this year. My SP’s are: Colon, Harvey, Darvish, Sabathia, Teheran, Lee…..bench: Norris, Eovaldi, Cosart, Vargas(DL) and Bradley (M). I’ve been offered Peavy for my 7th rounder next year. Make the trade or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Make it…

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    this is how stupid Arod is to allow this kind of shit to be obtained on him, if true:”The league, according to the source, believes that it has “compelling evidence” of significant malfeasance on Rodriguez’s part, including use of performance enhancing drugs, steering other players who sought to take PEDs to the Biogenesis clinic and his attempts to obtain and possibly destroy evidence from the Biogenesis clinic”
    Unless that’s just more b.s. hearsay that roid dealer was a smart scumbag who planned for the future in which he hoarded up proof to be able to slide out years later. Again what kind of world do we live in where multi-millionaires allow scumbags like this to screw them out of millions of dollars? Also these stupid rich athlete’s simply don’t have enough lawyers following them around protecting their interests. It’s opposite of normal life drug cases, bust the low guys to rat upstairs on the dealers. This is catch the dealer to rat out the users?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Key word there is stupid…

  174. SMLV1 says:
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    Yahoo Standard League. Team looks like this…

    S.Perez
    Hosmer/I. Davis
    A.Hill/H. Kendrick
    K. Seager
    JJ Hardy
    Puig
    Myers
    E. Young Jr.
    C. Gonzalez
    A. Ramirez- DL
    D. Brown- DL

    Kershaw
    Darvish
    Harvey
    Gio Gonzalez
    Moore- DL
    Lee
    Hamels
    Jansen
    Henderson
    Brothers
    Ziegler

    Is it time to drop A-ram or brown? My pitching has been excellent all year but worried about moore and harveys innings limit. My offense hasn’t been the strongest but has done me well.

    With everyone hitting the DL what would you do with this team? In First place and have a 10 game lead on second.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can cut A-Ram to make room for Moore…

  175. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Sox call up Holt, no Xander, bullshit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • fitz says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’m guessing Middlebrooks will be up really soon. Really wish they would call up Bogaerts but seems unlikely for now.

  176. Tom says:
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    Are we expecting a possible suspension for gio, or is this a decent time to send a buy-low trade offer?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Tom: read somewhere a couple of hours ago no suspension for gio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can buy him… Hasn’t been mentioned as a possible suspension looming over him…

  177. Wilsonian says:
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    Lawrie looks to be heating up. Pick him up over Arenado or Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  178. Jay says:
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    16 tm h2h lg deep rosters

    give my Cano and Brandon Moss for POsey, Matt Carpenter and Wheeler?

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: sorry Napoli not Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  179. Jason Katnip says:
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    Sure am happy I picked up Yonder Alonso…2/2 better day than Pujols had in a month of playing on one leg…

  180. Jason Katnip says:
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    I hope Arod gets banished for life…if only MLB had the balls..

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @fitz: i do like it that he’s attempting to crash this ship right into the rocks, whether it’s cause he’s simply stupid or whyever, if he keeps it up we’ll get to see what they had on these guys. They should’ve all just had lawyers family members buy this junk for them. no bank records, signatures, nothing. Pretty sure the burden of proof for suspensions isn’t anywhere near as high as a conviction in actual criminal courts, so most everybody’s jumping off the boat. Arod appears to be Ahab here.

  181. Lines says:
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    Hold Gregg and wait to see what develops, or fly to Chicago and kick him in the shin? Or, y’know, drop him for a bench bat. I guess. Plane tickets are expensive in summer…

    Other relievers: Melancon, Mujica, Frieri.

    PS: I hate closers.

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      @Lines:

      Hold for now.. SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold him

      • Lines says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s what I planned to do. I was just hoping you’d advise otherwise so I’d have an excuse.

        Thanks.

  182. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    Guy in my league is looking to trade a starting pitcher for an outfielder. My outfield is pretty strong and my pitching isnt as strong as it once was due to injuries. Please let me know if my team is good enough as is or whether trading an outfielder for a starting pitcher would help my team.

    My team:

    C Perez 1B Goldschmidt 2B Hill 3B Longoria SS Zobrist OF Jones OF Stanton OF Heyward UTL Choo BN Franklin

    SP Bumgarner, Harvey, Lester, Garza, Kluber, Miller, Porcello, Nolasco
    RP Perkins, Street, Ziegler, Cisnero

    His top 4 SP: Verlander, Gio, Darvish, Latos

    So is there a swap there that makes sense? Maybe Heyward for Verlander or try Choo for Darvish? Whats the worst you would settle for?

    Top bats on the waiver: Hosmer, LaRoche, De Aza, Morales

    Or just hold and wait for more pitching on the wire?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo for Darvish? Yeah, I’d take that in a second…

  183. SteveNZ says:
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    Philips owners – you have me to thank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Let’s just say Nick Franklin has some work to do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope he does that work too!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: *grits teeth* I’m happy Philips is hitting.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe… Mmm-hmm

  184. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Wooo!!! Deadline day! Major deals! Doug Butera!!!!!!!!!

    What a friggin joke of a deadline. I hate the trade hype machine, and I hate myself for buying into it every year. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… It’s Drew!

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Case in point. Who the heck is drew butera? My mind just went to Doug Butabi.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      At least no young to sawx for you xander stashers out there.

  185. fyodor says:
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    Hi Grey.

    As a Moore replacement: Wei-Yin Chen, Porcello, or Kluber?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  186. Eddy says:
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    Deciding between Milone vs. TEX ($10.8) or Feldman vs. SEA ($8).

    Like the home start Milone has, but a few Rangers have roughed him up before. Feldman hasn’t faced SEA this year, but Seager and Ibanez have also smacked him around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feldman

    • i think milone has an easier job avoiding HRs in OAK than Feldman in BAL. There’s not a huge diff b/w the two so going with your gut/matchups to pick Feldman is fine.

  187. Hola Grey –

    Too many “imaginary” buyers made for a very non-impactful trade deadline. Boring.

    In non-trade news, Cameron Maybin has done less than poop this year, but is nearing a possible return to SD next week provided his knee, shoulder, etc. hold up in AAA ball. I’m monitoring that, but all things being equal – would you rather roll dice on Yelich or Maybin?

    14 team, mixed 6×6 (ops), redraft, H2H

    I’m a Yelich owner and having watched his first 8 games with frothy eyes, only to witness a 7/36 start with ground outs to 2nd Base or swing/misses – just curious your take? Yes, its obviously a small sample size — there are some serious growing pains, adjustments to big boy pitching, playing in shitty hitters park, insert reason here ______. And I’m still gonna hold thru end of weekend and re-assess in 3 days, but not loving what I’m seeing thus far… SO

    If Maybin proves healthy – would you drop Yelich for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask resident Padres homer, Jay Wrong, in his newest post… I’d want Yelich

      • @Grey:

        OK – thanks.

        PS – also a Padres homer. Viva the 619/858/760. That being said, I watch almost every game – so I’m trying to get someone to opine without my “brownish/gold/grey/blue/white” colored lenses.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  188. herschel says:
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    @Grey: with kennedy trade, does bradley get the call in ari?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems unlikely

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    Fun fact of the day frm the Twitter. Justin Maxwell’s dad was Presidential Dentist to Clinton and GHW Bush.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: do they actually call themselves presidental dentist? that’s goofy.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: I doubt they call themselves that. Probably a position they’re appointed to. I’m sure there’s a Presidential Physician etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s kinda awesome…

  190. sange_da_man says:
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    Two questions about this offer I received. 12 team h2h keeper league

    My Carlos Gomez and Billy Butler for Prince, Pence, and either Gio or Greinke

    My other big OF’s are McCutch and Joey Bats…keepers were going to be Gomez in 8th and Profar in the 13th, but I also have Jose Fernandez in the 12th or Yelich in the 12th….
    I also have Matt Moore who just went on the DL…so there’s that….Currently in 4th place…..

    Good deal to accept? If yes, which pitcher do I want back?

    Thanks a heap, listening to you and the crew has kept me in the hunt all year!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either SP… I’d take Gio

  191. fitz says:
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    Try to buy low on Verlander or is he not right? Decent start today but still 5 walks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not right, that wasn’t a good start…

  192. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    12-team non-keeper, roto 5×5 (SV+HLD instead of just SV), GS limit of 200 (Im at 97).
    Just lost Moore from my struggling staff, have an offer of McCutchen for King Flex, would you take it?

    C- Wieters
    1B- Goldy
    2B- Altuve
    3B- Machado
    SS- Rollins
    MI- Simmons
    CI- Rizzo
    OFx5- McCutchen, Jennings, Beltran, Marte, Cuddyer
    UTIL- Quentin
    BN- Lawrie, Morse

    SP-Burnett, Medlen, Bailey, Peavy
    RP- Janssen, Doolittle, Gregerson, Melancon, Walden, Ziegler, Torres
    DL- Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Felix if I needed a SP

  193. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    In reference to my previous question, how you rank these potential trades:

    a) Choo for Darvish (obviously you like this one the best)
    b) Choo for Gio
    c) Choo for Verlander
    d) Heyward for Verlander
    e) Heyward for Gio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A, B, C, E, D…Any of them if I needed an SP

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    Noooooo. Bases loaded for Philips…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him so yay

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hah. Ground out. Guess I better have hm active tomorrow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boo

  195. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in weekly roto redraft, who do you like between arenado, viciedo and schierholtz (regardless of pos)? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  196. SteveNZ says:
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    Gulp. Janssen. Would prefer the Jays had the lead…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: he’s not nearly as bad when tied as when that idiot manager puts him in when TOR’s down by 7 or so.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yup. Pretty solid outing. Does he stay in now that the Jays have the lead?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Wow. It’s Cecil. I can’t keep up with how they’re using this guy. Do they like him in high-leverage situation again, or is he kinda the last man standing in this game?

          Only reason I care is that I need a Holds guy/MR for an SP slot in the ol’ H2H. I currently have Travis Blackley in one of them and I don’t feel to good about that.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Seems like there’s no rhyme or reason with his usage…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Take it you’re not picking him back up just yet?

              Grabbed Delabar for the RCL earlier…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nah, I’m stock full of middlemen right now… NO interest in revisiting him right now…

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: Gotcha. You on Kluber tonight?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’m not… My ratios are a shizzshow so trying to be cautious, though I do have Ubaldo, so there’s that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad there

  197. bossmanjunior says:
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    last one…

    He also has Latos, would you trade Choo for Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  198. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Rizzo has been pretty bad but a guy dropped him and I have 1st priority on waiver in a 12 team mixed should I use it on him and drop scott his batt seams to be cooling off.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: scott’s also got a bunch more lefties this week and is off tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, grab Rizzo

  199. Jon says:
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    Drop Bastardo, Gregerson or Frieri for EJax, Kendrick, Delgado, Peralta or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bastardo…Delgado

  200. Eddy says:
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    Streaming Norris tomorrow…against HOU.

    Gotta do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  201. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my longo/ziegler for cargo/donaldson/papelbon? cargo is so tempting, but i know he cant stay on the field…thoughts?

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @herschel: Longo is just as injury prone. Cargo side is the easy winner here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: i think he realized it was a pretty lopsided offer and then came back with this. my longo/choo/jz/ziegs for donaldson/cargo/masteron/papelbon. still do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey: thanks.

  202. goodfold2 says:
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    earlier you proposed a fair trade for freeman and/or heyward involving my
    fister/latos/grienke/w.chen/j-fer/shields
    rivera/chapman/holland/frieri/jansen/wilhelmsen
    you said chen/fister/jansen for his freeman.
    1. just in case this guy would rather have 2 closers, which 2 with which starter?
    kaiser/chapman/shields? Or 1 of my worst 2 closers (frieri, wilhelm) 1 of the good ones, and one of fister/chen/shields?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also seeing if i make one side a little better if he would throw in bastardo (i need holds).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: when i say better, i mean like latos+fister+closer for freeman + bastardo. or maybe even greinke in place of latos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Latos and Greinke would be solid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kaiser and any of those SPs

  203. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Love the shirts. Still waiting for the flat billed pitchapus. I gave sky the name of skynado for the destruction he can drop on his opponents. With those new shirts it can be a greynado all over the fbb world

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: pitchypus shirts would be great.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: its funny because it cracks on the non baseball douche bags. …hey wait I have some flat billed hats, nothing to see here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: my new unit kicks ass

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For serious? What’s so good about it? Explain please

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it hits consistently well, it doesn’t get hot, you can adjust the wattage for your tanks (for example, I have I clear 30 wick tanks and you need to bring the wattage down so you don’t fry them, then increase it when I use my carto tank) I have litterally burned through cartos in 3 days because on my old unit I couldn’t adjust it like this unit. Down side is it’s fuxking huge, my penis feels bad about himself when I put it in my pocket….wait, what? who’s typing this

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Okay, cool… Thanks for explaining! I’ll have to see if they have one for me to try at the Vapor Spot… Tip of the day, that Asian food market is open at Santa Anita this weekend, it’s awesome…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: good tip, I’m only 15 minutes from there.

                With the vape, I’m getting more into the hobby side, my buddy is getting me a drip tank, which if you don’t know, is one that you literally drip the juice on the wick’s and you get the most delicious thick heavy hit of smoke ever.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that’s the first thing I used, my cousin used to sell them… My mom also used that method for a while… Too much work for me…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: it’s a chillin at home puff method for me, do you know how to make your own, or did you have it done at a store for you?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, no idea how to make my own…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: so your mom was dripping on to custom made wick’s?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, my cousin made them and sold them… He stopped though… They lasted a while from what I remember…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: that’s awesome, does he live out here?

                    They had a big thing on CNN the other night, or so I heard, about how this can really destroy big tobacco

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, and big tobacco is gonna strike back too, unfortunately… He lives in Austin…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Is Rudy your cousin?

                    It’s gonna get ugly soon

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Nope just in the same town…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: ;)

  204. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dickey looked decent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than he has

  205. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Why in the hell is Segura out after sitting the second game yesterday ( aside from pinch hitting)…ahhhh. I’m angry!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: me too, dj lemehieu already sat for herrera like 3 days ago, now he’s off for f’ing culberson. Miller needs to get that damn 2b eligibility soon, or i’m gonna have to put in gyorko in one of his last 8 game in the majors. they’re gonna demote him even though they know forsythe’s worse just to get him back for teasing them that he was a good hitter 6 weeks ago or so.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: it’s probably that so called “inert” forearm injury thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Injury must be bugging him

  206. B.o.B says:
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    Was just offered King Felix for Encarnacion (Edwin not Juan). Was thinking of accepting it or countering with Adam Jones. Here’s my roster for a 10 team, H2H league…what ya think?

    C – Rosario
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Cano
    3B – Beltre
    SS – Asdrubal
    OF – Jones
    OF – Marte
    OF – Rios
    Util – Edwin
    BN – Beltran

    SP – Bumgarner, Kuroda, Ryu, Peavy, CJ Wilson, Doubront, Kazmir
    RP – Romo, Jansen, Janssen, Melancon
    DL – Cueto

    Should I accept Felix for Edwin, counter with something else for Felix, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Take Felix…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: just to confirm…you’re saying to accept the Felix for Edwin trade, as opposed to countering with Adam Jones or someone?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Felix for Edwin

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Grey: thanks buddy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, pal!

  207. goodfold2 says:
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    man you gotta be careful in net steals leagues. glad i don’t play fowler, that’s like his 3rd getting caught in a row. -3 steals.

  208. goodfold2 says:
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    giants suck, but i still threw kendrick away 25 minutes ago for wheeler, even though i could’ve had both stats. SON hated it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  209. goodfold2 says:
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    goldy got on base for my main 16 league team (got hit); this team has hit around 185 since last tuesday . 8 days of this. even got rid of phegley/scott. still she goes ON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like my 12 team mixed league…

  210. Jason says:
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    Machado McCann and a 12 rd pick for cespedes and a sixth rd

    McCann will replace yadi

    We keep 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair if waivers have nothing

  211. TheNewGuy says:
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    Another dominant start for Homer, that K/BB rate just continues to get more absurd (absurder?).

    Could he see a massive jump in January Greys rankings?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: hope his adp doesn’t get so high he ends up going where i got scherzer this year, and being my ace in multiple leagues, like scherzer this year and last. Because I know after this year i’m never getting Scherzer again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked him this year, hasn’t done much to turn me off

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i like him too, had him since like mid may 2012 but probably move up into exactly the area i got scherzer this year, thus he’ll be my projected ace. I’m really more sad about likely never having scherzer after this year. All star game starter. Cy Young candidate. Word’s out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  212. Andrea says:
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    You are so freaking funny.
    I sometimes begin to tell my friends all about Razzball.com but then I catch myself because there are just some sources you keep to yourself….
    It sucks though. I feel like some husband who ditched work to golf with his buddies and finished under par but couldn’t even brag about it..
    Thanks So Much Dude… Baseball season would suck without Razzball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words!

  213. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    trade question kind sir:

    I give:
    Pence
    Tillman
    Jarrod Parker

    I get:
    Prince Fielder
    Charlie Morton
    Edwin Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  214. Derrick says:
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    With your post above about Verlander not being right, should we be trying to move him?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can get anything solid…

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        Verlander and Andrus for Reyes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reyes

  215. dk says:
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    Waino for Bautista. Need power. Fairly set at P. K/BB league instead of Ks and no WHIP, so Waino is far and away the top pitcher in our format. Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  216. TheNewGuy says:
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    Damn on Yadi, yay on decent replacement options.

    J Castro or Miggy Montero (OBP league)? Wow didnt realise what a crappy year Miggys having.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up… I’d go Castro

  217. AJ says:
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    Better DL stash Halladay or matt Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: ok think ill just go pick up Hoes from Houston!! Hahahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go!

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    The Regression Fairy is having a busy night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time for some of these guys

  219. goodfold2 says:
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    what the hell, yelich, miller and upton all got useful in the same 10 minutes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  220. Jason says:
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    Cespedes vs heyward in a keeper? …in steel cage match. The old blue one not the fence they use now.

  221. Jason says:
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    Cespedes vs heyward in a keeper? …in steel cage match. The old blue one not the fence they use now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Cespedes

  222. SteveNZ says:
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    Hoes keeps striking out. Doesn’t seem fair.

    • AJ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Hahahaha and them ASStros are HELLA HOT 2day too!!! Super unfair!!! Haaa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: not wallace or villar or the new guy. villar scored after a walk.

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    Mike Morse is underwhelming me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Red mist starting to descend as Franklin 0/2 so far and Philips staring at me from the bench.

        Oh – I have Yelich there too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should’ve held Kluber… Bleh!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for the jinx.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Least I could do!

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: 2 perfect innings after the bad one. whip under one. was really unlucky to have 4/7 of his hits allowed in one inning.

  224. AB says:
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    Which start do you like best:
    Hanson v TOR (Redmond)
    Cashner v NYY (Sabathia)
    Gee v KC (Davis)
    Thanks, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

    • Andrea says:
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      @AB: I’m not Grey…
      This one might be easy… Tommy Hanson will get shelled by the Toronto Hitters, so no.
      Cashner isnt horrible but I’d worry about the Yankees..especially if they are playing in Yankee Stadium….Nah

      Wade Davis has proven to be one of the worst pitchers in baseball this year. How does he even have a job still?
      Pitch Gee.

  225. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5.

    trading David Price for Chris Davis?

    I’m totally out of it this season and looking for 2014 plus.

    right now my top 5 keepers are likely.. Machado, Price, Bumgarner, Rios, Rendon.
    other options- Gyorko, WRosario, ECabrera, LaRoche,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  226. SteveNZ says:
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    Car-Gone.

    Hand injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  227. C.O.C. says:
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    So Grey, I asked this earlier but everyone’s answer conflicted, so I’ll ask you now: I have both Wheeler and Cole, and I need to know 2 things…1) which one will be affected by an innings cap first, and 2) would you trade either for Nolasco?

  228. Chris says:
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    So I just acquired Burnett n need to drop a pitcher

    Medlen
    Ryu
    Kluber
    Griffin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin, depends on matchups with him and Kluber

  229. goodfold2 says:
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    dammit, kluber was so good for so long too. a bunch of singles again in one inning.

  230. SteveNZ says:
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    Panda pinch run for – an injury or just resting him in a blowout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, guessing latter

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Bruised right heel. Day to day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

  231. goodfold2 says:
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    3 guys on base in 5 innings before that.

  232. hey Grey –

    if most of the players linked w/ biosegagenesis take their suspensions, and I assume Melky is one of them (…?) what happens to Mr. Rajai D. for ROS? everyday player? 400 – 500 steals?

  233. fitz says:
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    Rizzo showing signs of life!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: chance here to really show some life…

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @herschel: And…Death.

  234. THE SNOZZ says:
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    ROS at SS

    A. Cabrera or Starlin Castro.
    I have Starlin stashed , Cabrera is on waivers

    Im losing jhonny PEeroiDa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • THE SNOZZ says:
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        @Grey: as castro just smacks a hr

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See that

  235. dk says:
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    Are these accurate for ROS?
    1) Ziegler over Brothers
    2) Wily P over Gaudin over Deduno
    3) 61*nick over Bogaerts over Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup on all of them

  236. Chris says:
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    Napoli or Rosario? ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli, toss up

  237. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Sounds like Kemp may be out until September…what a lost season. I avoided him like the plague, mainly because I have had labrum surgery before and even if it’s healed it’s not truly recovered and or back to normal for well after that…but this has been brutal for anyone that took the chance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s pulling a Kotchman…

  238. goodfold2 says:
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    get a damn win for KLUBER!

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @goodfold2: Have I ever mentioned how much I hate that cat? I don’t recall….ha.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: A Carlos Santana hr would have been nice…but he seems to have forgotten how to do that. Allen Craig Syndrome.

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @goodfold2: and now gets an L

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @FrankGrimes: that’s where the loss rule difference from the rule in hockey is completely asinine. even though he gets the 4th earned run, if that game ended 5-4 in baseball it’s kluber’s loss because the game situation last changed when his earned run crossed. But the 5th run would’ve been the losing run. allen should’ve gotten that.

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I hear ya. I don’t understand why he starts the ninth then only gave up a measly single after two outs and they pull him. frustrating…Kub only has one win in his last 7 starts. he left with the lead or tied 6 of those.

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @FrankGrimes: left at only 95 pitches too. very economical with the pitch count, or , more likey WSOX never go deep into counts.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: wow, are you nostraldumbass? that’s what happened, and i now own that guy in a 2 catcher roto. got 4 homers in that league today.

  239. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    time to bench machado indefinitely in 10 teamer. eck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh