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Four teams were showing interest in Stephen Drew.  No official word on which four teams, but I’m guessing the Yankees, Tigers, Red Sox and whoever didn’t want the Yankees, Tigers or Red Sox to get him.  Probably the Giants.  That Sabean is a real party pooper!  “Stephen Drew is under 40 years old, but he comes across as a guy that is aging twice the speed of the average human.”  That’s Sabean weighing Drew’s pros and cons.  Well, tough noogs, Sabean, the Red Sox secured their long-coveted, barely above replacement level shortstop.  In a news conference, the Red Sox said they hadn’t had a news conference in a while and felt like now was as good a time as any.  “We were gonna hold a presser to say Jerry Remy was down to a pack and a half of smokes a day, but this is so much better!”  Drew hasn’t been worth owning in fantasy in about six years, so I wouldn’t expect you picking him up will work as a Viagra substitute.  He’s around that of a 12-homer, 5-steal, .250 hitter.  Lowercase yay.  This will move Xander Bogaerts to third base and Will Middlebrooks to an outside chance of being a deep league sleeper in 2015, if he gets a few good at-bats off the bench when he returns because he’s now out of a job.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Felix Doubront – 4 IP, 5 ER, but left early due to shoulder fatigue.  He kept looking at his shoulder all night, but everyone just thought he was watching balls sail out of the stadium.

Jonny Gomes – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Rudy streamed him all over the place due to what the Hitter-Tron said, after it was done hanging posters of Vicki from A Small Wonder.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (10, 11).  Wrist is good, got it.  Message received, please BCC me going forward.

Melky Cabrera – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Has anyone else returned this terrifically from PEDs before?  A-Rod should be watching Melky and taking notes, and not simply notes that read which players would look the best in a dress.

Cliff Lee – To the DL with a mild elbow strain.  “Now, breaking news from our sportscaster-cum-weatherman, Jim.  Jim, will this pitchpocalypse ever pass?” “Doesn’t look like it will any time soon.  There was a slow front going up the eastern seaboard through Atlanta in the spring, but those pitchers were overworked and had history of arm troubles.  In the last two months, the pitchpocalypse has decimated all cities and now is turning its sights on a pitcher whose mechanics were so smooth, Cliff Lee was able to put his elbow on a blank spinning record and have it play the Theme from Shaft.”

Andrew Heaney – Promoted to Triple-A New Orleans.  Next stop will be South Beach.  Damn, I’d love to be a Marlins prospect.  Where’s their Single-A affiliate?  Cancun?  The Marlins minors must be sponsored by Pat O’Brien’s.  I know they always treated me well as a minor.  “Your ID says your name is James P. Bowl,” handing back my ID that was made at Kinko’s, “Okay, but limit yourself to six hurricanes.”

Garrett Jones – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Oh, well, he’s starting to pull away in the race for who will have more fantasy value between him and Ryan Zimmerman.  I didn’t type that using my fingers, I used my tears.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  He looked decent in his first start off the boat, but now the Marlins should send DeSclafani back to where he came from (Staten Island).

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save.  Bob Melvin “acknowledges Doolittle is in the closer role.”  I tend to use acknowledge when you have to accept something that you don’t want to accept.  I’m assuming Melvin uses it differently, because if he’s just acknowledging it rather than ‘thanking the crap out of Doolittle for being the closer,’ he’s crazy.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, but left early with a pain in his neck.  Appropriately, he’s a pain in my neck too in a weekly league.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, and a 0.94 ERA.  The Rockies are probably wondering why Pomeranz kept playing dead when in Colorado he’s so cute throwing shutout innings.

Jake Odorizzi – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Oh, in Italy the game time was midnight, that explains why he turned into a pumpkin.

Michael Cuddyer – 0-for-4 as he returned from the DL.  Billy in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Get him in your lineup!”

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  You really don’t need to ask me if I’d pick up Rosario.  I ranked him as the best catcher.  Yes, I’d own him.

Prince Fielder – Missed yesterday’s game due to arm weakness.  I wish I was in a prog-rock group with Prince Fielder so I could smash a guitar over his head, then kick him out of the band.  I wish I was directing a staged adaption of Who’s the Boss? so I could cast him in the Judith Light role, tell him his motivation is ‘he’s not the boss,’ then fire him.  I wish Somalian pirates kidnapped Prince Fielder and I so I could watch as they explained they only have meat for him to eat.  I hate you, Fielder!

Yovani Gallardo – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, but left early after he slipped off the mound.  Damn, I really wish he stayed in the game, so he could’ve got hit harder.  YoGa:  never relaxing.

Julio Teheran – 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 1.92.  I’m glad I loved Teheran this preseason even if it meant being flagged by the NSA for being a sympathizer of Iran.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He’s out of this world!

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Imagine if he were to actually put together a full season.  Of course, I wouldn’t believe it until the last week of September.  He could have 30 homers by the All-Star Break and I’d expect him to go 0-for-247 in the 2nd half.

Chris Davis – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and three homers (4, 5, 6).  Don’t touch the windows, Cougs!  That’s not cake frosting all over the windows!  Bill James orgasmed!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  Nelson Cruz Sr. should’ve thought twice about not calling him for his birthday, he could still have the honor of Nelson Cruz being a junior.

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Someone brought up an interesting thought in the comments yesterday.  Ray Searage isn’t a wizard with pitchers, he’s a charlatan.  He hired a PR agency to get it out there that he could fix any starter, proved it last year with Liriano and now is taking fantasy baseballers to school this year.  It’s like he’s playing three-card monte with us.  Why he wants to trick us, I don’t know, but I want him to stop.  It hurts.  There’s only one way to get him to stop.  Take back control and drop Liriano.  Doode’s completely unreliable.

Ike Davis – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  People think of Ike Davis as a bust, yet he’s out-hitting Prince Fielder.  *dons potato sack, curls up into ball, cries*

Angel Pagan – Sat out yesterday as an MRI revealed a shoulder sprain.  Probably the shoulder with an Angel on it.

Buster Posey – Sat out with nerve irritation.  Or noive irritation if you’re reading in a Curly voice.

Matt Lindstrom – Landed on the DL with a sublexing peroneal tendon, which usually is served with udon.  Why it wasn’t served with udon this time is beyond me.  My only guess is Lindstrom is no Udonis.  Taking over for the White Sox will be DOT DOT DOT Ronald Belisario or Daniel Webb, in that order.  Considering Belisario just threw two innings on Monday and came into yesterday’s game for the save, it indicates Robin Ventura’s first choice is Belisario.

Conor Gillaspie – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting near .450 in the last week.  I was playing Gillaspie with my niece, and she said “I Gillaspie a hot schmotato.” And I started to cry.  You know, I just started to cry.  And I went home and told Joe, “The thing is we never do fly off to Rome at a moment’s notice.”

Andre Rienzo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks. moving his record to 4-0.  Mean’s while, Teheran has a 3-3 record.  Wins are stupid.  Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.  Hehe, oops, I’m not wearing an undershirt.  Any hoo!  Andre Ronzoni isn’t anything but a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator points out his next start is terrible.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  Cain…Schmotato!

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 5 ER, 14 baserunners, 2 Ks.  He’s down another mile per hour on his fastball, and down three miles since 2011, dropping one mile per year.  That’s not a favorable trending topic.  Last year, his May was hideous too and he bounced back, but with the extra velocity coming off his stuff, I would be more interested in selling low.

Alex Avila – 2-for-2 and his 3rd homer.  AA, finally figuring out the first step.  Hit once in a while.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ah, the ol’ decent, but not spectacular start that leaves you wondering what to make of it.  According to the Stream-o-Nator this was a $-2.7 start vs his next one that is $-7.3.  Bauer has solid stuff, but he struggles with his control and is prone for ugly starts.  I’d own him, but I wouldn’t get carried away with expecting a number two starter.  Or even number 3.

David Murphy – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  He’s still hot schmotatoing around town like his hot schmotato smells like rose-scented schmotatoes!

Todd Coffey – Mariners signed him to a deal.  I look forward to him running in from the bullpen at full speed, causing the camera to shake and people at home watching the game wondering if there’s an earthquake happening.

Taijuan Walker – Threw a simulated game.  And I’m simulating jerking off.  Come back already!

Corey Hart – To the 15-day DL with a hamstring strain.  He has a Grade 2 strain which means he’ll miss 4-6 weeks and his strain can do its times tables.

Nick Franklin – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and a steal.  Nick Franklin has been insanely good in the minors, and not very good in the majors.  The cool kids call that being Quad-A.  I say anything is cooler than saying quadruple.  Is there a dorky word?  Try to say quadruple and sound cool.  You can’t.  Any the hoo!  Franklin has 7 homers, 6 steals and hitting .376 in Triple-A this year.  Okay, so that’s yes, please and thank you.  Then in the majors, he hits around .220, but the power and speed does translate.  If you have room at MI, I’d give him a flyer.  He’ll either replace Miller or fill in for Hart; he shouldn’t sit on the bench.  And that’s me writing something I will copy into Friday’s Buy column!

Hisashi Iwakuma – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, actually raising his ERA to 1.76.  Four starters that I wanna own, two that wanna stone me, one says he’s a friend of mine, Hisashi, Hisashi!  Don’t let the sound of my slurping dashi drive you crazy…

Colby Lewis – 6 IP, 5 ER.  Colby’s cheese isn’t cutting it, but it still smells funky.

Carlos Beltran – Says he will try to play through the pain.  He said it in a whisper.  Talking louder hurts his elbow.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, raising his ERA to 2.39.  What a bust!  Billy Butler, “Yes?”

Jason Hammel – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.91.  You prolly didn’t start him yesterday, and that’s the problem with Hammel.  Pretty hard to trust him.  You put him on your team, you admire him, then you put him away when you’re worried he’s going to get hit.  He’s Jason Hummel.

Josh Hamilton – Aiming to return on May 26th.  Whether he can stay healthy, well, let’s say the injury is still out.

David Freese – 2-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs as he was activated from the DL.  Billy in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” department said, “Don’t you have better options?”

Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.14.  I’d say he’s worthwhile in some leagues, but Skaggs ain’t the Boz of me.

Chris Parmelee – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer in the last week.  Whatever Colabello was drinking, Parmelee is now battering in breadcrumbs and frying up.

Joey Votto – Hoping to return this weekend.  Ugh, I’m really starting to imagine that he gets into one game, then realizes he needs a DL stint and bumps back his DL clock.

Jair Jurrjens – Signed by the Reds.  Jar-Jar said in his official announcement, “Meesa tinks this is going to be mooey mooey good!”

Johnny Cueto – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, raising his ERA to 1.86.  Aw, poor Cueto owners!  ERA all the way up to almost 2.  I’m going to bid a penny on the world’s smallest violin on eBay and if I win it, I’ll play it for you.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks. as Fister easily beat Cueto.  Goes to show you, a puncher takes out a kicker every time.

Denard Span – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th steal.  Damn, I streamed him on Monday, but then dropped him.  I should’ve fell in love with that batty call!  He wasn’t doing a whole lot prior to the two hit game on Monday, but a five-for-five night goes a long way to turning a hitter into a hot schmotato.

Matt Harvey – Hopes to return in August.  It will be a real thrill to see him risk his career to help the Mets secure fourth place in the final month.  The stakes!

Rafael Montero – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Mets just may have found Mejia’s set-up man!

Curtis Granderson – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Grandy’s dandy, but Young is Krispie and Eric.  Okay, needs work.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .333.  The people who were complaining I ranked Puig too high sure have disappeared.  Oh, wait, no they haven’t, they’re talking about Gyorko.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s hitting .300 in the last week and usually hits them in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana.

Matt Adams – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  The Cardinals should celebrate an Adams homer by him holding a bat between his moobs, then his teammates slide it up and down.

Adam Wainwright – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 0 Walks, 9 Ks.  Pfft, Mark Buehrle does that like twice a month!

From Around The Web

  1. Long Bawls says:
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    Durst! Oh, wait…

  2. I moustache you something says:
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    “Please BCC me going forward”

    LOL!!! Having worked in corporate for so long, I busted out laughing at that one…HAHA

  3. tony says:
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    i was offered verlander for my minor, is that anyhow convinient?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @tony: no. Verlander’s name alone willvfetch you more. Hit the trade blocks.

  4. Bleeds_blue46 says:
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    Dropped liriano for Bauer after his start last Wednesday. Hopefully Bauer changes your mind about him too after his next outing, Greystradomus

  5. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Thanks for ruining my tittyfuck fetish forever with that Matt Adams blurb. Thanks a lot.

  6. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    team a gets kershaw and todd frazier
    team b gets albert

    who wins

  7. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    rank wong, beckham, neil walker, alcedies ROS

    • Busher says:
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      Ready-made smack talk for all Alcides Escobar owners to use:

      Do you like CDs or tapes? You can Alcideez nuts taped to your chin.

      Feel free to post in your league.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  8. seph meier says:
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    Beltran or josh Hamilton ros?

  9. Amazing Spider A's says:
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    no love for Carl Crawford?? Dude is playing like he is earning a fraction of his paycheck…which is good!!

  10. Nimrod says:
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    Johnny Cueto comment brought back memories, the song on the violin we played was “my heart bleeds for you”. Good write up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, ‘rod!

  11. Dbalz says:
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    Having trouble hanging onto Domonic Brown……

    Hold Brown or sweeten my lineup with Cain?

  12. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 work again, notice how I spelled your name correctly for a change?? Sorry to burst your bubble but…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran…but then you knew that the capital of Iran is Tehran, right? Okay, no questions for tonight. Most of the injured guys on my team have returned. To wit, signed up the following players off WW and some are starting to pay real big dividends. Pls rank them.

    Minor, Iwakuma (in 2 leagues), Chapman (in 2 leagues), Kipnis (in 2 leagues), Cobb (in 2 leagues), Street (from the start of the season; he will be Rolaids Relief Man of the Year if he stays healthy (big IF) this year), Desmond (from the start of week 3, so I missed the slam ;-)), Zimmerman, Cingrani and Shields (in the same league), and just added J-Hey for Reddick in a league today. This is all off waivers in the three leagues I’m in. Not to gloat or anything but that’s a pretty big in-season haul, wouldn’t you say?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Ante GALIC: you are really asking for a ranking of the best guys that you have already picked up?

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: seriously, who the hell drops JAMES SHIELDS?!?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        I guess it’s the 1/20 sociopathic narcissism in me.

      • @DonSlaughtOnslaught: No, he’s just bragging that he’s the smartest guy in leagues where competitors drop James Shields, Jason Kipnis and Aroldis Chapman.

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Fanthed: Don, am not bragging. Am stating fact. Have also dropped Kluber in 2 leagues, is that bragging? Don’t want to hate on this site because there is way too much love so I’ll leave you with this nugget. Either you’re solving the problem or you’re creating the problem. Which one are you? Let’s make the world a better place!

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Try playing in adult leagues

    • Nate says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Are you in 6 team leagues?

      Instead of scouring the waivers in 10 pathetic leagues why not just join one competitive one?

    • Osnam says:
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      @Ante GALIC: u need to be in a more competitive league. . That’s a joke.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Osnam: I wasn’t expecting the ‘Onslaught’. Please do not refer to me in the 3rd person, Don! I could talk about all the misery like all you whiners talk about when losing this or losing that or you could talk about exactly what you do about it. In terms of 6 team leagues, or adult leagues not sure what you all mean. In one league, there is a team who has not made any moves since the draft so that could be construed as a 9-team league still the commissioner hasn’t dismantled the team yet. I guess I should stipulate that I’m in a CBS re-draft seasonal 10-team H2H points league. Does that make it easier for everyone to understand? Gr8! Now onto watching Iwakuma’s 8-inning gem! Au revoir, gents!

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Ante GALIC: hey man, those aren’t all me responding to you. I just thought dropping James Shields was crazy. Good on you for taking advantage of weak opposition, just realize most people aren’t in that situation.

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            Ty, man! sry if i was a bit harsh. Love fb to bits, but can’t move to a money league just yet. taking baby steps. fb at this level gives me a big rush – from draft to finals week – and is my adrenaline boost in the morning. Am actually in 6th place in one league can’t seem to generate enough pts week in, week out. It’s not a distant 6th so maybe I can make the playoffs. IMHO, there are three important milestones in fb – the draft, the in-season WW and trade moves and the WW pickups before and during fantasy playoff weeks.

            Cheers!

  13. This HORRIBLE pitching line:
    42 INN, 47 HA, 11 BBI, , 2 HB, 31 K, 23 ER, 2 W, 5 L

    Was brought to you by:
    Verlander
    Tanaka
    Kennedy
    Yoga
    Ventura
    Fister – he was fine
    Skaggs – also fine

    this was in my CBS H2H points league

    When I saw the match-ups I was thinking 4 or 5 wins easy and maybe all 7..

    • Adam Jonesin says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: OUCH. I was wallowing in self-pity over my 24.1 IP, 33 H/BB, 17 ER, 19 Ks, 1 W from Cueto, Liriano, MadBum, and Iwakuma.

  14. Grey, morning from Ireland.

    Hilarious as always, what a great way to start my day!

    cheers mate

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: You Irish Malicious? I live in England, good to see some British based razzheads on here.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Swfcdan:

        Since when is Ireland british?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Moscowitz: Great Britain, check the map. notice Ireland is still in it.

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: No i dont have to check the map. Ireland is not Great Britain.

    • @Swfcdan: @Malicious Phenom: Checking in from Italy here — did ya’ll notice the two Italy references in today’s wrap-up?

      Makes sense a lot of the early commentators are in Europe.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Enrique: Checking in from…….Never mind i cant compete with you guys

        • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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          I’m from Ontario and they think I’m slow….eh

          • Big W says:
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            @BitchesBeShoppach: Ontario, California? Me too!
            Kidding… from Toronto… now that Nick is gone, who do I stock?

            • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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              I guess me if you want. You could probably do better though. I’m north of Toronto. Closer to Owen sound

      • theearly90s says:
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        Venezuela here!

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Enrique: Switzerland here. Often in Germany though.

        • prez says:
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          Im from wisconsin!

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Used to work at the Oliver St John Gogarty in Temple Bar!

  15. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) better DL stash: Gee, Paxton, Pineda

    2) Was offered Verlander and Utley for my Jones. Thats not in the realm of being close to equal, right?

    His OF: Braun, Ellsbury, Moss
    His SP: Verlander, Shields, Grienke, Iwakuma

    Do you see a decent counter offer I could/should propose?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Paxton…Jones side, it’s not close… Don’t trade Jones for a pitcher, get a cheaper pitcher

  16. J-FOH says:
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    I have davis in some leagues. I explained that it was the trick yogurt and quietly walked away

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    Haha good stuff as always. Expected a Bauer defeats the (fantasy) enemy title, but I guess he wasnt all that great.

    Franklin or Dietrich as a hot schmo MI until Kipnis finally returns?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Oh and about time Crush crushed some!! Adams too (though he was riding my bench)

  18. No Soup for Yu says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5 categories league with OBP. Which side do you like better?
    A gets J Abreu
    B gets D Wright, M Carpenter, C Crisp

  19. KC says:
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    Matt Harvey… With this gift WE WILL WIN FOURTH PLACE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KC: Ha

  20. Ray says:
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    Harvey worth a speculative add?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Ray: Harvey talks lots of crap. Its the Mets call. Stand pat till you hear it from them.

  21. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    Shelby Miller or Doug Fister ROS??

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Taijuan line was great.

  23. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    1 Lemon tree will produce about 1,500 lemons per year.

    • ashtray says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Some people say cucumbers taste the same as pickles.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Word

        • puigleague choo says:
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          @JeF With 1 F:
          how large of a lemon tree?
          how old?
          what’s the ideal climate for that kind of production?

          Jus Aksin’…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @puigleague choo: the sweetest fruit available at the time.

  24. JWray says:
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    Drop my backup SS in Villar or my backup 2B/3B in Gyorko who actually had a good game for a change to activate Cobb?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JWray: Villar

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @JWray: this is what it sounds like, when doves cry

  25. The Episode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thought Boner did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    Ros – Calhoun or Pollock? Points league. Working the Eagles into a Iwakuma write up takes talent.

  26. The Thumb says:
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    With Danny stinking up AAA too, would you drop him from my NA spot to pick up Heaney?

    • @The Thumb: I’m curious to see what Grey suggests, but I’d still expect more from Salazar RoS. Are any of the usual suspects (Taveras, Polanco, Bradley, Baez, et al) available?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @The Thumb: Yes

  27. Hi Grey, everyone, no-one.

    In a 14-team 6×5 redraft league, my SPs are Teheran, Eovaldi, Liriano, Fister, Cobb, Bauer — do I need to drop Liriano or Bauer for Keuchel, JHammel, or Koehler? I’ve resisted Keuchel so far because the pitching category I’m weakest in is Ws, followed by Ks, but it’s not like Lirano’s helping much there.

    Same league, I have both Dee Gordon (grabbed off waivers) and Elvis (drafted). Who do you like more RoS? And if I try to trade the other, what’s the range I should shoot for for a 1B (I have unimpressive BButler as my backup to Rizzo and for UTIL) or an upgrade at SP (do I need one?). Gordon/Andrus is too much to pay for a closer, right?

    Are you starting Eovaldi? the SoN is lukewarm (around $8, I think) but he seems like a decent candidate for a win vs. Kendrick and it’s at home.

    • Cyr says:
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      @Enrique: hmm, I would drop liriano for keuchel. With the way he’s pitching, he needs to be owned.

      I dunno about andrus vs. Dee, but you may could try selling high on dee. I saw someone net Beltre for him in one league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Liriano for Keuchel…Gordon…I’m starting Eovaldi

      • @Grey: Thanks … just a clarification: you like Gordon more or he’s the one you’d shop around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Gordon more

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  28. Joesh says:
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    Drop Liriano for Walker?

  29. Nicknice says:
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    Simmons peralta solarte lowrie… Pick one

  30. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    mccarthy @STL
    tepesch vs SEA
    quintana @KC
    milone @TB
    1 for today

  31. Miz says:
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    Great work Grey!
    I feel your pain on Fielder, Ugh! I’m ready to just drop him (if I could).
    Should I drop Segura for A. Simmons? Who has more value ROS?
    Thanks G!

    • fielder's fatties says:
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      @Miz: I wouldn’t recommend dropping Fielder but he is no longer undroppable on ESPN leagues. I also noticed that Adam Dunn has more points than him in my league and a different team dropped him yesterday…always a good sign my teams sucks when a 12% owned guy is more valuable than my first rounder!

      I also have Segura and would hold fwiw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miz: Thanks! I’d stick with Segura

  32. Nucking Futz says:
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    Good stuff as always G. I was offered Victorino for my Polanco. Good move ROS?, I am a bit concerned about SV’s knees?

    • @Nucking Futz: I am a bit concerned that you would even consider trading your Polanco for the always injured SV..

      • Nucking Futz says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Beltran has had bad knees for years and always seemed to produce when you think he will be DL’d. I need OF help today. The only other options were Granderson and Soriano. No guarantees on when GP will be up and what to expect.

        • Zook's Pest Control says:
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          @Nucking Futz: Polanco will be up June 2nd, after the Super 2 deadline. Absolutely no reason for him to be up any later than that.

          • Guest says:
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            @Zook’s Pest Control: Except for the Super Two deadline being a week or so later than that, like it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nucking Futz: Thanks! It’s fair, I’d do it in a redraft league

  33. alex says:
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    do I drop gattis for Rosario in a 12 team h2h yahoo standard league? or drop liriano for Rosario and carry both catchers since my SP rotation is madbum, homer, kluber, Estrada, Tillman, Chavez, porcello, eovaldi and hopefully t. walker coming off the DL next month?

  34. TJ says:
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    If I already picked up Britton, is it ok to cut bait on Tommy Hunter, or do I hold in case he gets the job back? Or can I cut Hunter for Bellisaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Go Belisario

  35. ashtray says:
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    Gyorko had a total of 2 hits over 6 games in two hitters parks (CIN and COL). Kid’s trying my patience.

    • Zook's Pest Control says:
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      @ashtray: Had a run AND an rbi last night. HUGE GAME!!! As a fello jyrko owner, we’ve been through the worst of his times. At this point we need to hold and reap the rewards. It’ll come. He wont hit .150 all year.

  36. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Rendon/Leonys for Wainwright? Fair trade?

    • tvators says:
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      If the person receiving waino is owed an unrepayable debt

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @tvators: Ha!

      • Shawn of the Livid says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: The guy is way over stacked on pitching and is hurting on 3rd, 2nd,and needs speed. Thought I might be able to push it through due to Rendons currently inflated stats, and this guys need for a bat

          • Shawn of the Livid says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: God no. I’m not saying this trade is a good move for him but he hasn’t rejected it. I’m thinking when he does reject, send it back with a better bat than Leonys and he’ll jump. He’s losing batting categories across the board so I know he’s panicked. Panic = bad moves and I want to play a part in his horrible season

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @Shawn of the Livid: Just hope the guy is hammered, or in acid when he sees this. Only chances he clicks accept.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Shawn of the Livid: Do i think that trade is fair? not really but send it anyway. Some of the best deals iv’e made started out with a low ball offer and then ended up coming up to something that appeared to be better because the first offer was so bad.

  37. Lou says:
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    Morning Grey! Pick 2 Closers for ROS – Hawkins, Dolittle, Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: Hawkins, Rondon

      • John says:
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        @Grey: You dont think Doolittle sticks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not

  38. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Sabathia was just dropped. I know he has been terrible, but is it worth it to stash him?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @malamoney: Nope

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @malamoney: Only if you need blubber to get you thru an Arctic winter.

  39. The Flayed Man says:
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    Good morning,

    My Choo for his Alex Gordon?

    12 team Roto Dynasty

    Thank you.

    R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, OPS
    K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, QS, SV+H

    C Salvador Pérez
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Jedd Gyorko
    3B Miguel Cabrera
    SS Alcides Escobar
    IF Manny Machado
    OF Andrew McCutchen
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Wil Myers
    OF Starling Marte
    Util Shin-Soo Choo
    Util Kolten Wong
    BN Matt Adams
    BN Travis d’Arnaud
    DL Brandon Bell
    DL Jay Bruce

    SP Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Homer Bailey, Gerrit Cole, Yordano Ventura, Rick Porcello, Rafael Montero, Dallas Keuchel, Archie Bradley

    RP Joakim Soria, Adam Ottavino, Jenrry Mejía

  40. Travis says:
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    Hey, I need to do something to improve my lineup. I seem find for runs/RBI, but lack consistent HR and SB most weeks.

    Debating dropping Jed Lowrie, just cause he’s good but not great, backup/bench bat, for someone currently hot. Who you like out of:

    Marlon Byrd
    Johnny Peralta
    Alcides Escobar
    Carl Crawford
    Asbrubal Cabrera
    Daniel Murphy
    Adam Dunn
    Dexter Fowler
    Kolton Wong
    Billy Butler
    Gordon Beckham
    Neil walker

    Thanks!

  41. Presidents says:
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    We need a word in QS leagues for when my pitcher (Kennedy) has 6 innings 3 ER done and 100 pitches but gets brought out to start the 7th where he predictably loses the QS…

    Quality Shart?
    Not so quantity smart?

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @J-Money: I got frustrated a little bit watching that all play out. Kennedy was losing control and it was obvious. I understand saving the bullpen and reserving the arms, but why risk a game to keep sending out your starter. Give him a pat on the back after he gained the 3-2 lead and than just ride out on relief

        • Presidents says:
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          @Jayrod Ceol: Agreed. Especially after he left everything he had on the mound in the sixth even hitting 95 on the gun and ending the inning with a big strikeout.

          • puigleague choo says:
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            @Presidents:
            same thing happened to Beckett last night, for the most part…

  42. EK says:
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    What level batter would you shoot for in return for Verlander? I’ve been trying to get rid of him and Prince for the past 3 weeks. Bastards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Wil Myers-ish

  43. Wade boggs says:
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    I have Harvey in my keeper where I’d get him in the 11th round next year. I’d be able to have him for every year after as well but a round earlier each year. We can keep up to 4 guys from the 3rd rounds and beyond. It’s not something I’m considering at the immediate moment but would you hold him for next year and future years with that great value or look for a trade for a hitter before the mets screw him up? A few targets to trade him for that I can see at a glance would be abreu who was drafted in the 8th, carlos Gomez who was drafted in the 5th, and samardjia (10th round)/starlin castro (14th round). Thanks as always.

  44. papasmurf says:
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    I already dropped Masterson. Maybe I shd drop Liria-NOOOOO to get Masty back?

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: Amazingly am tops in ERA right around 3 even with Liriano and Masterson pooping the bed. Next to last in wins though. Hard to do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  45. kyle says:
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    Montero or Perez in one league

    Montero or Rosario in another (will pick up Eaton)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: Perez…Rosario

  46. Allan says:
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    Hey Grey prince fielder or adrian gonzalez ros?

  47. Harris says:
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    The following are FA’s in my 10 team league. H2H. Archer,Eovaldi, Keuchel,Beckett,Kennedy. . Any of these guys worth dropping Masterson or Liriano for?
    Thx

    • @Harris: just drop the 2 of them, addition by subtraction..Grey can tell you who to add in their place..cheers

  48. Seattle Mack says:
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    The Crush Davis window comment made me toss my cinnamon roll.

      • supra says:
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        @Grey: Great, now there IS frosting on the window.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  49. The Strolg says:
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    If you banged 4 really hot cougars in 1 week, and showed up to your local bar and looked at all your buddies and said with a wry smile ‘I just pulled a quadruple’, that might sound cool.

    • Seattle Mack says:
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      @The Strolg:

      What would the over/under be on the combined four ages to be cool?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Seattle Mack: Under 140 for cool, over 180 to be not cool and over 200 to be totally gross!

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @The Strolg: Might sound cool if you provided pics.

    • Aero says:
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      @The Strolg: That’d be about the coolest way to say quadruple… but it’d be better to say you just hit for cycle!

  50. ‘The Mets just may have found Mejia’s set-up man!’ – that is so classic..

    The Mets are a clown team Bro!

  51. David says:
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    12 team 7×7 with extra categories being obp, slg, quality starts and holds. Can keep 6 for next year with at least 2 having to be pitchers. Which 6 should I keep for next year? Braun, Choo, Desmond, Marte, Puig, Rizzo, Cobb, Bumgarner, Price, and Kimbrell. Thanks and I love your site

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @David: if you absolutely need to commit to this now (i hope you don’t) rizzo/puig/braun/desmond/marte/cobb. maybe bumgarner or cobb. def not a closer/choo/price though.

  52. chisoxx22 says:
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    Frieri or smith? Both are available. 5×5 roto. And which side beltre for ortiz? Thanks!

  53. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Kluber was on Good Morning America this morning getting baby powder’d and lookin cool as a cu-kluber. Good omen or bad?

  54. Lob Ball says:
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    Love the column. Which is the better KC guy for steals, ave. and runs – Escobar or Cain?

  55. Chris says:
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    AL Only w/ OBP: Chris Carter, Nick Franklin or stash Kendrys Morales?

  56. Annie's Boobs says:
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    10-team 5×5 NL-only … Would you deal McGehee (about to become bench fodder when Bruce or Polanco shows up) for Eovaldi? I think it’s fair but I can help but think Eovaldi is regressing and getting exposed without an offspeed pitch to keep hitters honest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Are you using the same email you signed up at gravatar.com with?

      • @Grey: yup, I just noticed a typo in my email..that should fix it..

  57. Ross says:
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    With uribe hitting the DL who do you think gets the call up? What are the chances Guerrero gets a shot considering he was just Tyson’d?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ross: Ha, seems unlikely

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: we need a video of this chewing “altercation”, maybe Olivio thought it was just dinner time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @goodfold2: he was seen wearing a napkin around his neck pre fight, so….

  58. Mark Morrison says:
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    Which side:
    Yordano or arenado?

  59. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed
    C W Ramos
    C M Montero
    1B V Martinez
    2B Rendon
    3B Arenado
    SS D Gordon
    MI S Castro
    CI Rizzo
    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Springer Beltran-DL
    OF Aoki
    DH Seager
    BN Votto

    Should I replace Aoki with any of these: CCrawford, Lake, GJones, Span, DMurphy, DDeJesus, Cain, Parra?
    Thanks

  60. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your article as usual.

    Pick one 2B of Walker for ROS ?Phillips , Boni , Franklin (and Gyroko .. but he really let me down..)
    And, pick one C for ROS?Santana , Lucroy , McCann

    Thanks.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey,
        but if no Gyroko , pick one 2B of Walker for ROS ?Phillips , Boni , Franklin, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bonifacio or Phillips, depends on needs

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Grey.
        As for catcher, Santana is not good so far, really think him getting better in the near future?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  61. 2 Giant rings says:
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    I was offered Lackey for Melky. Should I counter his Kazmir for My Melky. Thank you. 20 teams

  62. Shake N Bacon says:
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    With Cashner on the DL and Taijuan Walker still a little ways out, would you trade Belasario for Keuchel in a 12-team roto league?

    My closers are Holland, Frieri/Smith, Qualls, Belasario (Axford and Ottavino warming my bench for when they get the call).

  63. J-Money says:
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    Kennedy or Eovaldi ROS?

    • kyle says:
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      @J-Money:

      Eovaldi

  64. buffalo runner says:
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    re: Hammel

    you got that right :(

  65. Fantergrity says:
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    Please rank – Wong, Franklin, Espinosa

  66. blindnuts says:
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    Goldy and Cobb for Freeman and tanaka….which side?

  67. tim says:
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    would you rather… play kolten wong, aaron hill, or bret lawrie at 2b? basically last in HR’s and Steals so looking for who would help me most in these two categories.

    lawrie is on waivers, would you drop wong for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tim: Hill…Sure

  68. stonepie says:
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    i cut hosmer the other day as i couldnt take it anymore. i picked up jimmy rollins to replace him.. in one game rollins hit a homer and stole a base. hosmer has 1 homer and 0 steals on the year.

    • fausto says:
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      @stonepie: I dropped him bc its hard to fathom a 2-3 hole hitter hitting .300 with such weak counting stats. ..plus I grabbed morneau early…Im debating dropping SalPrez too. Royals are a boring watch.

  69. SportiveTricks says:
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    Dear Grey,

    For one, I want you to know that you’re a wonderful person.

    For two, I have been playing Villar at SS but the average has been a drag. My options off the wire would be Owings or Aybar. Thinking I should probably hold, but Owings intrigues me (and not because of his boyish look, thanks).

    For three, I don’t know what to do about Josh Beckett. I’ve gotten a few nice starts out of him, but the start against the Mess last night has me thinking I should use the roster spot to stream.

    Have I mentioned how wonderful you are?

  70. Explosive Renteria says:
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    So I have C Lee, Gio Gonzalez, Cashner, Harper, and Jose Abreu on my team in a league with 2 DL spots and where no one is very eager to trade. The pitchpocalypse hit me pretty hard this weekend. I’ve already dropped Gio (ugh), and don’t really want 2 more DL players to stash on my bench. Should I try to trade any of these guys, even though they’re on the DL which will hurt their value? Who should I try to deal and what should I try to get for em?

  71. Eds says:
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    Gomes, Encarnacion, Cano, Rendon, Simmons, Aybar, Frazier, Ellsbury, Myers, Kemp, Crawford, Venable, Butler, Drew, Polanco, Harper, Beltran

    Felix, Gray, Fister, Porcello, CJ Wilson, Kuroda, Garza, Robertson, Uehara, Webb

    What kind of offer lands me David Wright from an owner looking for SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eds: Fister and Wilson? Gray and Wilson?

  72. Cyr says:
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    Grey/all,

    Would you deal Jesse Chavez for Zobrist? How concerned should I be about Zobrist’s thumb injury?

    Also, which side: Heyward or Ian Kennedy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyr: I’d take Zobrist…Heyward

      • Cyr says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    I’m new to the site, and am pissed on how much I’ve missed out on. Great and witty commentary. Keep up the great work!

    Are we trying to buy-low on Cargo? He’s been underperforming and has this knee tendonitis, but perhaps a good opportunity to buy low? Was maybe going to offer Trumbo/Ventura for him. Good idea or stay away?

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: even with his knee tendinitis? I feel like he’s DLbound shortly. Guess I’m not giving up much to get him though, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right

  74. Miz says:
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    Do you see Sean Doolittle running away with the closer job now that he has the managers confidence?
    Is he worth a scoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miz: Pick him up

  75. Oaktown Steve says:
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    Meg Ryan reference…yes I got it

    I was anti-Puig. The Ks and the off-field worried me. He’s had excellent pitch recognition so far. Good call so far.

    • Goose says:
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      @Oaktown Steve:
      Prince out of the lineup again today… Time to nab Moreland.

      Also, if drafting today, I’d take Puig #3 behind Miggy/Trout… Mainly because I like to say: Pweeeeg! (and also bc I love watching him play)

  76. E says:
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    12 team H2H pts:
    Balfour, Rondon, Frieri, Qualls all available
    Drop Mejia for any? Who would be your 2nd choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Balfour

  77. bored says:
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    A Simmons or A Cabrera in dynasty league…?

  78. Scooter G says:
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    Hi Grey! Which of these SP excites you the most going forward? J Chavez, D Pomeranz, G Richards, T Ross, D Keuchel?

  79. Matty says:
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    Thanks again for brightening my work morning.

    All in for dropping Liriano, but weighing which are my best ROS options as I’m a little over half way through my 45 move cap. (Not concerned with hitting the limit, but looking for better than a streamer).
    Waiver wire has Hutch, McHugh, Old man Leake, Duffy, Koehler, Simón, and Pomeranz.
    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: No problem… Pomeranz

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Pick 2 for today:

    Myers v. Milone
    Pedro v. Tillman
    Brantley v. Scherzer
    Arenado v. Cain

    2) Pick 1 for the foreseeable future:

    Kennedy, Harang, Niese, Estrada, Lackey, Hughes, Bald Jim, Odorizzi, Hutchison, Archer, Wheeler, Mejia

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1) Pedro, Arenado
      2) Kennedy

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: @Grey: thanks gentlemen. Wasn’t sure about Pedro since he’s been turrible lately. Brantley was a bench for sure, but he has been playing very well (thank you, Mr. Grey), and I see Myers has been as useful as an a**hole on my elbow lately, too.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: sorry, between Arenado and Pedro, who are you playing? Myers has to play, I have no other OF to play for him. Oops.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Nice, for some reason i feel better about myself…..sad

  81. Snacks13 says:
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    Grey,

    1. Is Howie Kendrick legit enough to trade Kipnis without regret?

    2. Should I be rostering Gallardo and/or Dickey in a 10-teamer?

    3. Start Cain @Col tonight since my ERA and WHIP are already bloated this week?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snacks13: 1. Depends what you get 2. No 3. No

  82. Jay says:
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    My Matt Cain for josh Hamilton.

    Any good?

  83. ERad says:
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    ROS Saves: Doolittle or Qualls?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Toss up…Doolittle

  84. Rory says:
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    With Doubront’s shoulder problems, who should we be looking at as potential rotation replacements? Henry Owens, Rubby de la Rosa, or some schmohawk that we want no part of?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rory: Isn’t Doubront a schmohawk you want no part of.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rory: Schmohawk

  85. JoeG414 says:
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    Which two or please rank for K’s, Whip and Era. Casilla, Ottavino, A.Warren, Herrera, Stammen, Barrett or Gregerson.
    Thanks.

  86. Seano says:
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    No love for Suzuki? Dude goes yard and notches his 27th RBI! Not bad for my $1 back up catcher!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Seano: Looking better than Mauer!

  87. John E. Depth says:
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    Nice Taijuan comment, I know how you feel…
    12 team keeper/dynasty 7×7 OBP, SLG, IP, QS

    Arenado9$ and Chapman17$ for Price 23$ and Heaney3$? I need starting pitching but should I ask for more for Arenado? Already have Rizzo and MIGGY manning my corners…

    • John E. Depth says:
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      @John E. Depth:

      Addendum to this trade:
      Arenado9$, Chapman17$ for Price23$ and Cobb 8$? I just worry…is Arenado the next Helton/Tulo. Or Garrett Atkins?

      • John E. Depth says:
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        @John E. Depth:
        Dammit he likes Cobb more than you! Please reference back to the previous comment/trade question. Haha.

  88. E says:
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    Kluber over Verlander?
    ROS roto 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Yup

  89. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, roto. Drop E.Gattis for C.Santana?

  90. Rusty says:
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    Hola
    Ive been offered starlin castro for fransisco rodriguez. I countered with Soria. My other closers are Chapman , Soria, Qualls. My SS are Jordy Mercer and Boegarts
    Its a 12 team
    Head to head

    React!

    Thx

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: huh?

        • Rusty says:
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          @Rusty:
          Meaning get castro for whom? Soria?
          Or FRod?

  91. SportiveTricks says:
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    Oh, and about Hammel. I kind of do trust him. This year he has only given up more than 3 runs once, and he’s only issued more than 2 walks once. I don’t think a career 4.7ish ERA pitcher is going to keep this up, but I do think we’re looking at a guy who might be having a good year or a good first half. I’m going to keep running him out there until he gets blasted or the numbers begin to droop.

    Not that I’m trying to change your opinion of him, Grey, but I’m kind of going with what you’ve taught me over the years. Guy is consistently pitching well, so start him for now. Right?

    Much love.

  92. Carter says:
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    So I made a trade yesterday, but he nor I called “No Trade-Backs” so the verdict is still out on this one.

    I got his Freeman, Cargo, and Springer while he got my Goldschmidt and Jose Bautista.

    Which side do you think should exercise the trade back.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Carter: I like the goldy side

      • Carter says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Aha, but what if I can go ahead and turn Cargo, Segura, Yelich into Tulo and Cargo 2.o

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Carter: So basically if you pull that off the trade is: Goldy, Bautista, Segura and Yelich for Freeman, Gomez, Tulo and Springer.

          Id still take the Goldy side but its closer

  93. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Q1: Drop Gattis for Perez? (sorry for the catcher question, but someone just dropped Perez)

    Q2: Drop Beckett for Ian Kennedy?

  94. I Zimbra says:
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    A Gon, Machado, and Cueto too much for Fielder and Cutch?

  95. Jon says:
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    Has your opinion on Rajai changed at all? I’ve got a pretty loaded OF and Cobb coming back tomorrow, so I’m thinking of dropping him even though he has kept producing (I’ve been trying to trade him but no takers).

    Related note: Cobb a must-start right away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Changed from what? He’s a steals guy… I’m starting Cobb

  96. K-dawg says:
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    hey grey, so were finally getting cobb back tomorrow!
    who should i drop to activate him? (10 team h2h league)
    skaggs, Eovaldi, hughes, gallardo, or masterson

    thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K-dawg: Hughes, Gallardo and Masterson are all droppable

  97. Gene Parmesan says:
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    For some reason the Conor Gillaspie and Jair Jurrjens write-ups were the ones to get me today. Good stuff as always. Two thought-provoking questions for you.

    1. I have four players (i.e., Kipnis, Walker, Zimmermann and Harper) on the DL and only two spots. Right now two of them are just eating bench space and I’m clamoring to pickup another crappy closer or streamer. I know conventional wisdom tells you that Kipnis and Walker are close to returning and to hold out, but don’t you think Zimmermann could be cut regardless? I’m in a keeper league, but he’s already in the 5th week of his original 4-to-6 week diagnosis and still can’t pick up a bat; his shoulder is chronically arthritic and now he’s shagging fly balls in the outfield like a stooge. Who returns to the Nationals lineup first, Zimmerman or Harper?

    2. If you’re a former MTV vj and announce the Winter X Games, I’m sure you could bust out “quadruple” on a handful of play-by-play calls and be deemed cool by the schmucks in attendance. “Oh, and he pulls off a quadruple McTwist dingleberry with a double barreled backhanded grab! Whoa!” Don’t you think?

    Stay Classy.

  98. Bob says:
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    Who’s the odd man out of this group for today?

    Jacoby Ellsbury
    Seth Smith
    Starling Marte
    Alex Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Smith

  99. Nathan says:
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    How do you feel about trading away Longoria for Jon Lester, if I need pitching help? Longoria would get replaced by Cody Asche.

  100. L-Boogie says:
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    Tell the SON he can take his $17 for Ventura and stick it up his well-lubed gasket.

  101. Adam says:
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    Rolling with both tonight? Eovaldi (v Phi, $7.9 SON) and Tillman (@Pit, $7.3 SON)

  102. ragman says:
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    Liriano or Eovaldi worth a pickup? H2H standard w/ QS

    or just use the spot for streaming?

  103. and1mcgee says:
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    Can someone explain to me how Stephen Drew is worth this much money?! He’s getting $10 mill for a prorated season, while Nelson Cruz is getting $8 mill for a full. I’m guessing there just plain weren’t any more suitors for Cruz, due to the losing a pick if you sign him thing.

    I’m looking at Drew’s career stats, he has 3 good years in 13, if you count his rookie year as a good year, the only season (53 games) in which he batted >.300

    Help. I can’t sleep at night. Why not trade for some AAA SS prospect and see what happens? This is cheap, would only cost you one of your own prospects (a random pitcher maybe), and who knows what might happen? I mean Boston once traded Hanley to the Marlins when he was a minor leaguer. How is a .264 hitter worth $10 freaking million for June, July, August, Sept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @and1mcgee: Yeah, got no clue… Teams make bad $ decisions all the time

      • and1mcgee says:
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        @Grey: It’s like they ran over the Drew family grandma’s dog. JD and now Stephen …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • and1mcgee says:
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            @Grey: Shawn Kelley’s rehab has been halted after he woke up with stiffness Tuesday.

            Have fun with that one, Grey. You can’t make this stuff up!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, writes itself

  104. Lava says:
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    Offered one of Price or Longoria for Gray.

    RoS rater has both as higher value than Gray, though I share your love for him.

    In a vacuum, which do you prefer?

    Not in a vacuum, I have Zimmerman on the DL and Seager at 3B, but am way behind in hitting stats.

      • Lava says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Bunny says:
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    What do you think about Ryu? Starting him at Mets today?

    Please rank:

    Ryu
    Cingrani
    Eovaldi
    Kennedy

    Thanks, friendo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bunny: Sure… Cingrani, Eovaldi

  106. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Don’t touch the windows, Cougs….

    hahahaha – Dude! Will you get your sitcom pilot written already!?? I’m waiting very impatiently and wouldn’t mind a shot at your writing team. I’ll intern. No, really!

  107. Blanky says:
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    Rather pick up Beckham or Franklin for Cripspie Young?

  108. E says:
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    Arenado is falling off fast.. drop for Gyorko?

    • E says:
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      @E: I meant RENDON… Arenado is awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Sure

  109. quimmy says:
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    Was that double by Arenado last night not a homerun? Is that something the official scorers could possibly change after the fact? Just wondering.

      • quimmy says:
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        @Grey: ty sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          np

  110. Maxi says:
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    I have Motte and Grilli coming off the DL, and my other RPs are Perkins, Jim Johnson and Doolittle (yikes)…drop Liriano to make room? He makes me want to commit harakiri everytime he takes the mound.

    also, when Bruce comes back, do I drop Aoki or Quentin? thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: Liriano…Quentin

      • Maxi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! do you think Motte and Grilli are both going to be set-up men or regain their closer spots? my league is SV+H, so either way it should be alright for me.

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Motte is a set up man, Grilli is the closer

  111. Fistered says:
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    I know SON has Hutchison near bottom of the list today vs Boston. Would you agree not to start him. I was thinking of starting him following his stellar last performance and Boston’s offense’s recent underachievement. Thoughts?

  112. Lville Jim says:
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    Don’t touch the windows, Cougs! Playing the part of Bill James, Mr. Peter North.

      • Lville Jim says:
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        @Grey: Dude could easily tinsel an eight foot Christmas tree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  113. Mikey says:
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    In a standard 5×5 HTH league I’ve been working on a deal that has come to me giving Adam Jones and Drew Pomeranz for Jayson Werth and Felix Hernandez. I’m skeptical of trading Pomeranz I think he could really keep it going in Oakland. I could also try to replace Pomeranz with Trevor Bauer in the trade, thoughts?

  114. fausto says:
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    I had to stop for a moment to picture someone simulating jerking off then it got weird when I started wondering does one simulate the climax as well or is that saved for when Taijuan actually is listed as probable in SEA? Hes sitting on my shelf too.
    RIP Middlebrooks dropped him yesterday for mejia.
    DUMB QUESTIONS…Still hold Jim Johnson? Keep Yan over SalPerez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: You can lose Johnson if you like…Yan is fine

  115. DexterHol says:
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    Hey Grey! Should I drop Colabello in a really deep league for someone like Chris Parmelee or Tyler Colvin, or should I wait a bit more?

  116. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey,

    Did I read that right?

    Matt Adams should be team-titty-banged?

    With a Louisville Slugger?

    When he homers?

    :)

    Well, I agree that would make for a memorable scene in our forthcoming pilot episode. Fat guy. Baseball bat. Titty-bang. It writes itself. But instead how about we use one of those huge, fat red wiffle ball bats? The bat even the retarded kids in the neighborhood could hit with. Hey – how about we make the Matt Adams character retarded? We won’t SAY he’s retarded. I’m totally into the PC. Big fan. But see that? I’m an idea man. A retard with a fat red bat? Hilarious. Hey – maybe that could be the title of our pilot! “Retard with a Fat Red Bat”! Yup-yup. Going to the library today to get “Writing for the Small Screen. And Large”. Not that I need it…

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: retard with a fat red bat sounds like a cheap porn vid

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Well, it’s actually on amazon.pron for $23.79, so it’s not exactly cheap.

  117. Tracy says:
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    I need to stop drinking coffee as I read your daily reports. My laundry bill is climbing, but it makes my day.

    Quick question: C Santana, Cuddyer or M Cabrera ROS

    As always, Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Melky

  118. dude says:
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    Who ends up with more saves this season – Doolittle or Motte?

    Worried that as a lefty, Doolittle will be drawn back into a role that allows more flexibility than just the 9th inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle already has more saves than Motte will get

  119. Vottomatic says:
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    Drop any of these guys for Taijian Walker?
    Prado
    Dom Brown
    Chavez
    Bauer
    Eovaldi
    Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado

  120. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I’m going to try this again because I botched my question the first time.

    Pick 1:

    Myers v. Milone
    Brantley v. Scherzer

    Pick 1:

    Pedro v. Tillman
    Arenado v. Cain

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers…Arenado

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. Apparently I forgot how many OFers I had on my team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. Rags says:
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    NL-only keeper, no streaming pitchers and if you own a pitcher you have to start them.

    I need steals. My best SB guys right now are Heyward, Denorfia and Gregor Blanco.

    Would you do Ian Kennedy @ 6 and Cody Ross @ 3 for Cingrani @ 10 and Revere @ 23?

    We have some high OBP guys who can absorb some of Revere’s miserable hitting (and I don’t see anything obvious that says things are getting better), but I’m worried he might start losing playing time.

    Is the above deal fair? Would you accept deGrom @ 8 or Lynn @ 11 instead of Cingrani? Would you give up Blanco instead of Ross if I can get away with it?

    • Rags says:
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      @Rags: I also have Kalish I could try to push instead of Ross or Blanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani side

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey: If I can’t get Cingrani and it’s deGrom instead, is that not enough to do the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  122. joe says:
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    who to drop to stash taijuan?
    Teheran, Anibal, Kluber, Bailey, Cingrani, Cain
    Kimbrel, Rodney, Belisario, Britton

    or try to flip anibal + kemp for a bat? if so, what OF can I get in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisario…Sure, try to flip them for a bat, maybe CarGomez

  123. Trade offer:

    Lester for my Huston Street, here is my pitching, pull the trigger? or do I go for his Price or Felix Hernandez?

    Here is my starters and closers:
    Ikawuma-slurp
    Minor
    Teheran
    Bauer
    Liriano

    Street
    Rodney
    Rondon
    Qualls
    Britton/O’Day
    Shaw

    THNKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester side

  124. TD says:
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    More saves ROS- Grilli or Doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli

  125. TD says:
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    Also, rank Cashner, Keuchel, Bauer ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel, Cash

  126. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Would you do Matt Adams and grant Balfour for Freddie freeman ?

    I have qualls, krod, Doolittle, Balfour, lindstrom (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Alex Guerrero to miss 5 weeks after ear bit off by teammate olivo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: its funny, cuz its true! No joke, he bit the dudes friggin ear off…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, it’s awesome

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: You sure Mike Tyson wasnt hiding somewhere

  128. SMLV1 says:
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    Rank in order for ROS – G. Richards, Pomeranz, T. Walker (when he returns)and T. Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Pomeranz

  129. Jimbo says:
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    Would you trade:

    Chris Davis/Ryan Braun and Justin Verlander

    for

    Allen Craig and Max Scherzer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

      • Jimbo says:
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        @Grey:

        Just to clarify, you would trade Davis and Verlander for Craig and Scherzer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Jimbo says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Jimbo: NO. The Davis side is the side he would want. Craig is too much of a drop off from Davis to make that deal worth it.

  130. Bryan says:
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    Eaton or Cain ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  131. Is Javy Baez still coming to Wrigleyville this summer? is he worth a stash..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe mid-summer…Not really worth a stash in most leagues

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      I asked Scott this same question, he said July would be the earliest. More likely you are looking at even later than that. More, the Cubs to my knowledge haven’t even been trying him at 2nd in the minors like they said they were going to during his hot spring. I dropped him to stash Singleton.

  132. S P says:
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    Hmm, how serious is this elbow thing with Lee thing do you think? I was just offered Lee for my Billy Hamilton. Normally, I’d jump on the deal but I don’t need a pitcher heading for TV surgery.

    FYI – This is an OBP keeper league and I’ve got Dee at SS and am currently leading in sb with 65. The next guy has 36. Is it worth the risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade for Lee

  133. Rondelio says:
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    Start or sit:
    Eovaldi vs. Philly
    Wacha vs. Ariz ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  134. Ben. says:
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    What side ya got?

    Chris Archer, Billy Butler and Pablo Sandoval vs Longo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Ben.: longo

  135. Ben. says:
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    What side ya got?

    Chris Archer/Billy Butler vs Anthony Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Ben.: rizzo

  136. You like Lester more than Price even though Stream does not, but do you like Lester more the Felix Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not better than F-Her

  137. frankgrimes says:
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    starting Ross Eovaldi and Tillman tonight
    join my prayer octagon please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m there!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @frankgrimes: I’ll kill a chicken for you two

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I used the pipe on today’s show

        • prez says:
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          @Grey: i lol’d when you first busted out the pipe! Nick was like “woah , no getting high on my radio with a tv show mixed in for canadian americans podcast!”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, nice

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @frankgrimes: I’m there too. For Eovaldi and Tillman at least.

  138. pakestwo says:
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    Is choo for cobb fair value? Can I get more for choo?

    THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair, you might be able to get more, I don’t know what others think of Choo

  139. tim says:
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    tried asking this earlier, dont know what happened to it, but

    is ian kennedy a :
    top 60, 50, 40, or 30 pitcher ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      50

  140. Wilson says:
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    Hi, Grey,

    Gray vs Cobb, who will you start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. they are good but only one of them win. Guess who would win the game?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who?

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Gray or Cobb , who gets win today

  141. Wilsonian says:
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    Scherzer looking like a jackass so far today. At least, not Scherzer-like. Where’s the Ks?

  142. stonepie says:
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    favorite SAGNOF guys ROS? rajai, eric young, cain, eaton all guys available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  143. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Grey,

    You love Freeman a lot huh?
    So do I. Offered Votto and Gallardo for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  144. Ben. says:
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    Drop Ozuna for Ben Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. Sherzer throwing like Verlander today:

    IP PC H ER BB K
    M. Scherzer 1.2 43 8 6 1 0

    Tigers got him 4 in the top of the first!!

    6-4 tribe

  146. Carns says:
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    As an Encarnacion and Davis owner, can I just say how good it felt to be alive last night? Is there any better feeling in life than the one you get in the time between looking over at StatTracker and seeing your team just got another jack, and when you find out who it was. That 0.2 seconds or so is pure nirvana. Davis and Encarnacion combined to give me about a second of nirvana last night. The last time I had a second of nirvana was all the Nirvana I ever listened to in my life combined.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  147. Macgyver says:
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    who would you have for ROS Bauer, Eovaldi, or Kennedy?

    • Macgyver says:
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      oh and also i need to drop one for Cobb who should go Burnett Bailey Tillman or Hammel?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Burnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Bauer

  148. beyond says:
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    Need help at 2b

    Own Gyorko & Prado. Wong & Franklin on the wire.

    Act now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong over Prado

  149. Wacha Wacha says:
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    A Gon or Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  150. blindnuts says:
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    Strasburg and Fielder for Miggy and Gray….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  151. Tom says:
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    Matt Adams or Billy butler? Insert moob joke here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  152. Snake Hips says:
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    Crowded DL in my 10-team H2H keeper. Only 3 spots and I have Harper, Beltran, Cliff Lee, Cashner on the DL.

    Do I hold tight and weather it out? Or drop Cashner or Beltran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both

      • @Grey: Grey, why would you drop Cashner??

        by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
        (12:06 pm ET) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner isn’t too concerned about his elbow injury, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

        “I think once I get healed and get right, I don’t think it will be an issue,” Cashner said. He added that he decided to tell the team about the discomfort immediately in order to get out ahead of the issue. Considering his injury history, Cashner believed it was the smartest way to handle his soreness.

        Through 57 1/3 innings, Cashner has a 2.35 ERA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause I didn’t have room

          • @Grey: he said Cashner OR Beltran..

            he has 4 for 3 spots…cheers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So he can lose Beltran first

  153. Ron says:
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    H2H Points league. At 3B I own Longo, Arenado and R. Zimmerman (DL)

    1) Who you starting tonight?
    Longoria vs. Milone at TB
    Arenado vs. Cain at COL

    2) If you could get Wainright for Longoria would you make that trade straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo…I’d take Wainwright if I had Arenado

  154. Andrew says:
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    Best streaming option today?

    Milone @Seattle
    Bedard home vs Oakland
    Guthrie home vs. White Sox
    Quintana @Royals
    Simon @ Nationals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Simon

  155. barenrewn says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need some help here. Longoria just isn’t getting it done for me. Arenado’s owner offered Arenado and Ervin Santana for Longoria and Tanaka?
    I might be able to get him to go for Longoria and Wacha.
    It’s a keeper league, so that does come into play.
    Do you like either of these moves?
    If so, which one?
    Or should I simply be patient and hold?
    Thanks for the help, as always.
    Loved the Taijuan Walker line, as he is one of my DL stashes and I could really use him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trade

      • barenrewn says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’m going with you on this. You’ve never let me down in the past.
        Except for Rutledge….
        I’m holding on Gyorko.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @barenrewn: certainly it should seem that the point to trading is not to give away the 2 best players.

  156. mike iwakuma says:
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    Grey, would you trade dee gordon for matt carpenter straight up? Dee seems to be cooling off and it only seems like a matter of tine before the cards offense heats up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  157. vinodole says:
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    “Big Fatty” Colon (43/6 k/bb!!) and Old Man Joe Nathan for Tyson Ross?

    I need to make room for Ryu and would need to drop my worst pitcher (Colon or Hutch?), so it kinda comes down to: Nathan for Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Colon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nathan

  158. Long Bawls says:
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    In what I knew was a dumbish move, I dropped Hawkins for Doolittle. K some guys! If I just wanted ground balls I’d eat at McDonalds.

    Also, when I was looking at handcuffs for Hawkins, I came across this weird nugget: “Adam Ottavino” is Italian for “Swiggy Cabrera.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  159. atgreat says:
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    Lynn, Hutchison, and Derek Holland for Glen Perkins and Jon Singleton, who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perkins

  160. The Sportsguy says:
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    AL only 10 teamer with K’s….need 2 SP thanks to injury and suckitude…

    Rienzo
    Happ
    Whitley
    S. Baker
    Shoemaker
    N. Martinez
    Whoever might replace Doubront…

    Welcome to the deep leagues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Martinez

  161. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Its a dillema…now all my DL guys are coming back one by one and i dont know who to drop to activate them. I dropped Hunter(RP) to activate Rosario. Now its getting more difficult to drop someone to activate Cobb. Who would you drop?

    8 team, H2H, 8×8

    C Rosario
    1B Davis
    2B Cano
    3B Frazier
    SS Andrus
    MI Walker
    CI Morneau
    OF Puig
    OF Myers
    OF Bautista
    Utl Adams
    Utl Seager
    BN Napoli
    BN Fielder
    DL Bruce
    DL Zimmermann

    Its a Hold and Saves league

    RP Shaw, Allen, Balfour, Papelbon,
    SP Wacha, Teheran, Gray, Eovaldi, Anibal, Santana, Kazmir
    DL Cobb

    Thanks a lot
    OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: wouldnt you wait a few days to see if they put Fielder on DL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  162. prez says:
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    Potato sacks are back!!!! Mines in the attic from last year… Going to pull it out asap!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have an extra if you need it

  163. Miller says:
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    First time, long time…

    I badly need some pop in my lineup, esp. in the OF. I have Carpenter, Hill, Kipnis and Franklin at 2B/MI (and Longoria and Headley for 3B).

    Should I unload Carpenter for W. Myers straight up? If not, who else might I target with those 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Myers

  164. GFY250 says:
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    Would you trade Homer Bailey for Mike Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  165. Busher says:
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    In a 12 team 5×5 roto league, would you trade Prince + Anibal for McCutchen?

    How about that Game Of Thrones on Sunday? Daenerys unable to resist the thirst…shaking my head. You were right about not trusting that Daario! Are you gonna have to hit a pitch, Grey Worm?! Also, Red Woman getting nakie and Arya tasting again the sweet nectar of a human soul.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Busher says:
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        @Grey: Danke Schoen

  166. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. my dee gordon/smyly for pedroia/holliday. im short on avg/power and those guys dont really address that need, but still seems like an upgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  167. Wilsonian says:
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    Guess Brantley is trying to prove to me that you don’t bench him no matter who he’s facing. Man, I stole that guy late in my draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley!

  168. OaktownSteve says:
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    Nobody believes in Aaron Harang. That blow up scarred many. Nobody believes in him despite his 2.39 FIP. Even his SIERA (another advanced pitching bench mark to show expected performance based on peripherals etc) is a healthy 3.22.

    So since we assume he’ll fall off the map pretty soon, let’s appreciate how interestingly good he’s been over the course of the season. Even with the huge blow up, he’s got a 2.98 ERA and a 9.77 K/9 rate all while throwing his average fastball at 89 mph.

    Since 2007 when pitch f/x started tracking fastball velocities, no pitcher who averaged less than 91 mph on their fastball has finished a season with an ERA below 3 and a K rate above 9 per 9. Cliff Lee was very close last year with a 90.4 mph/2.87/8.97. Dickey was close in 2012. Those are a couple of nice seasons to mention alongside Aaron Harang.

    I own him on a couple of NFBC teams so I’ve watched him a few times. Nothing really jumps out. He just looks like a guy pitching like a vet. Move the ball to all quadrants. Mixing his pitches. His BABIP actually skews just a bit to the unlucky side. His strand rate is very sustainable. He has managed to avoid the long ball and that’s likely to be what catches up with him, but other than that, it all looks like he could continue to be something like the pitcher he’s been so far. But it’s still hard to believe in him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice breakdown… I’d bet on a 3.50+ ERA when it’s all said and done

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah…I can’t say I’d necessarily take the under. It is odd though. Like I said, there’s nothing from either a qualitative or quantitative perspective I can find to say he can’t keep doing it…other than the fact that for the rest of his career he’s been Aaron Harang.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s why I’m betting at some point he’s Harang again… Even if he ends up 3.75, you got a decent year from him

    • royce! says:
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      @OaktownSteve: When Harang got shelled in Miami, some Braves alleged that the Marlins were somehow cheating because Harang had dominated the Marlins in Atlanta only a week earlier. Many people responded to this, essentially, “it’s Harang, what do you expect?” But Wood had the same experience- K’d 11 over 8 innings of 1 R ball in Atlanta, then gave up 7 over 5 IP with only 2 K in Miami a week later. So I guess what I’m trying to say is that the blowup in Miami should be deemphasized, if not overlooked entirely…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @royce!:

        I didn’t mention that here but I agree. It’s a great point. There was a flood of schadenfreude here among non-owners too. Hasn’t given up more than two earned in any other start this year.

  169. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think Cano will homer today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: hopefully oaktown’s brain isn’t a voodoo doll of prognostication, as i have tepesch/ogando/soria/cotts in one league where i am the TEX rangers.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @OaktownSteve: WOW! Way to go on that call!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        Had a feelin’

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: You bastard (not really).

          I’m against him in H2H this week.

  170. Greyismyhero says:
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    X 1 to activate Cobb.

    Peralta
    Richards
    Eovaldi

    By the way, this is my worse year in FB by far in the 21 years I’ve played this game. Injuries and GD under performing players this year are outta control.

    Gyorko/Bailey/Fielder/Liriano/Masterson/Bruce/Harper/Desmond/Longo/Trumbo/WILL MF MYERS etc can all KISS MY ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Stanton can go to HE!! for not being on any of my teams this yesar after killing me in about 20 leagues last yr.

    SMOKE THE GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta…Smoke it!

  171. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Oh Mad Max,you are not the Road Warrior today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  172. vinodole says:
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    Gross pitcher question: Drop Peavy or Colon (or both)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  173. kandeepan says:
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    drew pomeranz or Tim Lincecum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  174. Cold Never Bother Sonny Gray says:
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    Hey Grey which side of the trade would you prefer for 5×5 categories league?
    I Desmond, H Bailey for Andrus and G Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  175. WW says:
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    Better MI bench stash for a deep league, Wilmer Flores or Nick Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  176. goodfold2 says:
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    ahha andrus homered. remember last year when he homered twice in the same week during finals week in H2H playoffs. i won that league mostly due to gyorko/andrus in that week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @goodfold2: me too…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Beardcrabs: you also won, and had both andrus/gyorko. cool.

  177. Chris says:
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    I’m late to the game today… what do you make of Carlos Santana going forward? His performance is really starting to stick in my craw…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’ll come around

  178. Osnam says:
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    Hey Grey. Once Palanco is up, who would u rather have. Palanco or Desmond Jennings. Or do I keep both and drop Beltron? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Beltran

  179. Jack says:
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    Someone dropped Alex Wood a week ago and no one has picked him up. Since no one scooped him up by now I think I have a decent chance of getting him as soon as an announcement is made that he is back in the rotation (I think I follow the news most closely). I probably would have picked him up already but I have Bruce and R. Zimmerman taking up my spare bench/DL spots leaving me with exactly enough players to fill my hitting spots in my H2H each categories league. I was going to pick Wood up as soon as Bruce comes off the DL.

    But today someone dropped Gio and news says there is a decent chance he’ll by ready to come back after the minimum. I’m last in WW order and I think I could get him because others may not want to “waste” their pick on an injury risk. So the question is do I pick up Gio and risk losing a couple of categories by going with 1 less hitter while I wait until Bruce is back or do I continue my strategey of swooping in on Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Gio

  180. subs81 says:
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    should I dump bonifacio for franklin in a 5×5 12 team deep league (middle infield)

    • subs81 says:
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      actually no I have gyrko wong and Hanley R. —- Franklin would be my bench / utility over bonifacio—–still drop emelio B?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  181. Miller says:
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    I need to unload 2B (Carpenter, Hill, Franklin, Kipnis). Who might I target with Carpenter or Hill? I need OF power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Myers

      • Miller says:
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        @Grey: Tried that. Declined. Any other suggestions?

        • Miller says:
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          @Miller: My Carpenter/Sale for McCutchen/Rodney??

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d take McCutchen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know who wants a 2B and what they have

  182. Wilsonian says:
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    Josh Son of Donald and Gray (or Cobb) for Longoria/Kennedy, which side?

    I have the Longoria side. But I also have Arenado and Pedro who can fill in at 3rd if the Son of Donald doesn’t keep up this pace.

    Also a 5 player keeper (keep 1 forever and 4 for two years).

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: would you shoot for Gray or Cobb first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cobb

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, sir. Made an offer. We’ll see if Longoria’s name does me any good.

  183. Fielder in the Rye says:
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    Could you rank these SP ROS?
    H Bailey, G Cole, Tilmman, Kluber, Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Cole, Kluber

  184. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I am trying to trade Fielder.

    I owned him in 2 leagues but managed to get Puig for him and Jannsen.

    I am having obvious difficulties in this other league as nobody is biting.

    Would you take a guy like Brantley or Fielder? I could use another OF w Bruce out who should be back soon, but I basically will take whatever ican get decently for Fielder. I don’t have any other 1B but can stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  185. The Dude and Catastrophe says:
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    Doolittle over Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. Chris says:
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    You’re awesome, Grey. Thanks for taking the time to answer all of our questions and guide our lost Fantasy souls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  187. I moustache you something says:
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    Welp…scherzer just sh*t the bed.

  188. Jimmy says:
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    Great as usual. Which side in keeper league, thx.

    GCole and JAltuve
    for
    JFernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  189. John says:
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    I was hours from my Harper for CrushDavis last night then the game started, lol. I may not have chance been been talking with the owner and seem to think if i throw something in I can get him still?

    Would you do Pujols and doolittle or Robertson (he needs closer) for DAVIS? taking on too much risk or getting on the ride just before take offffffff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Davis with Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  190. ritzer says:
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    Brandon Moss for Strasburg. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  191. Alex says:
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    Shaw or Belisario?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Alex: pretty sure allen had last 2 save opps, and belisario was used in save sit day after having pitched 2 innings, so it’s fairly likely belisario is more solidly closer right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisario

  192. Bob says:
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    would you drop liriano for wheeler, garza, or skaggs? Dude is absolutely killing me. I hate him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  193. fielder's fatties says:
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    FYI Fielder not playing today and likely not tomorrow as he travels without the team in order to see a back specialist.

    • herschel says:
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      @Grey: weekly roto draft. how do you rank these schmotatoes – franklin, cain, lake, murphy and span (or at least top 3).

      thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cain, Murphy, Span

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  194. Jay says:
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    Start Matty Cain at coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  195. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    there ya go scherzer, getting that whip down to 2.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: and if his bullpen can hang on, he’s in line for the win!

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Wow, Ausmus really is trying to injure Verlander and Scherzer. Throwing 110+ pitches with multiple high stress innings is recipe for disaster, and Detroit has done this two days in a row, now

  196. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto draft. how do you rank these schmotatoes – franklin, cain, lake, murphy and span (or at least top 3).

    thanks.

  197. ashtray says:
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    Looks like Chris Sale is a go tomorrow. Risky start vs NYY?

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @ashtray: It’s Chris Sale. His peripherals were better than Kershaw’s last season, and Kershaw pitched in a pitcher’s park and got to face pitchers on a regular basis.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop: Okkkk… but I’m still going to way from Billy in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department.

        • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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          @ashtray: I’d do the same. My fantasy season would be so much more stressful without him!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @ashtray:

      Yanks have the 4th best team OPS against LHP so it’s not a cupcake match up for sure. I’d still start him though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  198. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Dude, Samardzija, where’s my Ks?

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: with all this b.s. talk about why the CUBS should trade their best pitcher, i just figured something out. considering where he went in drafts this year Shark should be trading his owners.

  199. aj says:
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    5×5 12 team roto…i suck in all hitting categories

    i have bruce and calhoun coming back today.

    who do i cut?
    of A jones, pollock, D. Murphy, cain, fowler
    UT lind
    1/3rd frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind, Murphy

  200. handsome ed says:
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    Gray,

    Drop Schoop for Franklin in 16 team 4×4 where runs don’t count?

    Help Me, Help Me,
    HE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  201. aj says:
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    i also have venable who i would like to keep on the bench a little while longer in hopes that he rebounds

  202. blindnuts says:
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    Bruce is back!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  203. John says:
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    Drop my Sal Perez for Mesoraco, what would the major diff be between the two. Sal Avg Meso power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • John says:
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        @Grey: think ill be picking up the regression, i know thats the case but he ultimately better.

  204. James says:
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    dynasty 16 team 5×5 league
    was offered
    Joey Bats for Garrett Cole and Profar.

    I have Andrus and Kinsler up the middle(and addison russell in the wings), and my SP is Adam Jones, Trout, Harper and Ozuna. Weak Util player spot, Joey bats would displace Bourn there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bats side

  205. Votto to the DL. I’m just so shocked.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Elijah: Shit

  206. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    10 h2h keeper league. h,r,rbi,hr,sb,avg,obp,slg ip/era/whip/ks/qs/sv

    His Desmond for my Kluber/Harang… which I’m thinking of doing.

    Kluber’s been killing it, but love the buy low on Desmond coupled with a sell high on Harang.

    My SS flavor of the month is Solarte. Thoughts?

    Thanks as always Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian Desmond side

  207. I moustache you something says:
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    DAMNIT JOE NATHAN….MOTHERF*****
    Couldn’t salvage the Scherzer outing with a win, could ya? UGH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ugly

  208. Zobmie says:
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    So with Jay Bruce coming off the DL soon, I’m going to have to make some room on the roster if I’m going to keep him. So, who would you cut out of this list: Seth Smith, George Springer, Justin Upton, Adam Jones, Jay Bruce.

    • Q says:
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      @Zobmie: Smith.
      Enjoy what you got, remember Petco and that he is “Seth Smith,” and move along.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  209. Wilsonian says:
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    Dammit, seriously Brantley is making me pay for benching him. 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2 SB. Filling up the stat sheet on my bench!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley!

  210. ROBHALLA says:
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    NATHAN U HOMO U RUINED MY SCHERZER BLOODY WIN…..

    Any thoughts on starting Tyson Ross vs Twins in Padre land tonight? SON likes it but SON loved Scherzer…

    SONofaMotherlessGoat…scum sucking pigs? us? el Juapo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  211. OaktownSteve says:
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    Magoo and I picked up David Murphy a couple of weeks ago in the NFBC and he’s been a nice add. Hit clean up today. Hasn’t been platooned as he has been so often in his career. He’s always been a hot cold guy. Enjoying the current run quite a bit. Apologies to both Nathan and Scherzer owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, schmotatoing

  212. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Span is dialed in, I just witnessed one of his eventual 4 homers this year. I don’t know whether to be upset he did it against my Reds or happy that he is on my fantasy team.

    Is there a word for this? When your fantasy interests collide with your fan interests?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      f**king your stepsister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  213. Tom says:
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    In a H2H OBP league is Donaldson and Gray too much/too little or about right to give for Votto? Our league counts errors and I’ll have R. Zimmerman coming off the DL. Having him and Donaldson in the same lineup is going to kill me in errors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About right

  214. blindnuts says:
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    Goldy for Jordan Zimm and Felix Hernandez…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  215. Phil Rozutto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Need cannon fodder for Bruce coming off the DL. Seth Smith, Espi or O’Day? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  216. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    somebody should tell gattis to see a doctor, he’s sick again from all that garbage he used to eat. he developed a taste for it and now he’s often “seen dumpster diving all over the south”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  217. handsome ed says:
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    Gray,

    On another note, what in the hell am I supposed to do with Dominic “doo doo” Brown?

    HE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Gotta ride out…

  218. Prince George says:
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    Need to drop one in a 12 team H2H points league: Franklin, Rendon, D. Espinosa, Y. Escobar. Who goes? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yunel

  219. jvill says:
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    With J Bruce coming of DL and making room for Bauer from the NA spot, Wieters takes the DL spot so I just have to drop 1
    C- Mesoraco
    1B- Napoli
    2B- Wong, Gyorko
    3B-Longo, Frazier
    SS-Segura
    OF- McCutchen, Brantley, Springer, Myers, Bruce
    SP- Porcello, Teheran, Minor, Eovaldi, Archer, Anibal Sanchez, Bauer
    RP- Grilli, Janssen, Frieri, Soria
    Standard H2H points League
    My selections were Gyorko(but seem to not be able to pull the trigger just cuz he should be better) or Archer just cuz he might be the worst on my team or is Bauer not worth keeping.

    Your intel always appreciated! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  220. Dan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Can we address the Longoria turd that is happening all over right now? What’s his story? People keep telling me he’ll be ok but I just don’t see it. I don’t see it to the point that I somehow got Strasburg/J. Francisco for Longoria/Smyly. What are your thoughts on Longoria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’ll be all right…

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    Couple of things –

    1. Do you concur with Jeremy’s sad-tromboning of J-Up today. Should I be selling high?

    2. Been offered Matt Carpenter for Adam Warren (Crazy, I know but it’s a Holds league and the guy with Carp picked up Dozier after I dropped him *slaps forehead*). Even with Boneface manning 2B while Gyorko gets his shit together, I gotta take this, right? It’s the ol’ H2H, so OBP counts etc etc and while the Rater isn’t wild about Carp ROS he does have solid AVG and OBP values, which my team could do with a little more of…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup 2. Take Carp

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thnaks. Was probably going to drop Warren in a day or so, so I might as well get a nice piece for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, definitely

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You’d take Car-Go over J-Up, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  222. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    ROS questions
    1. byrd or d.murphy (CLE)?
    Liriano possible drop questions
    2. 12 team roto where i am in 1st in pitching ratios. QS/k to bb rather than total K’s. innings are a counting stat. should i
    A.drop liriano for any of leake/duffy/koehler/hutchison/e-jax.
    B. keep liriano and drop 1 of my 2 bench bats when cobb comes back tomorrow
    C. drop liriano for Cobb tomorrow. i’ll still have 7 SP without Liriano.
    3. 12 team H2H same cats as above. keep liriano or grab one of leake/hutchison/e-jax/quintana
    4 hill is back today and Hitter T hates him against Wacha, keep benched for beckham or no
    ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb…Leake… Play Hill

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: 1. murphy or byrd?
        2.i’m activating Cobb regardless, but do i stick with 8 starters, and if so, which of leake/koehler/duffy? thanks.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: if i don’t stick with 8 starters (this is roto, so i probably don’t need a lot), i would only have 1 bench bat, and my offense is weaker than my pitching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Murphy….Leake

  223. jaw says:
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    who should i replace votto with? olt, chris carter, james loney, garrett jones, smoak. 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  224. JWray says:
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    I’ve got Bruce coming off the DL and I’ve got Mesoraco and Perez @ C. I should drop one, but which one…??? Who will help me the most by year end..???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  225. HudsonRiver says:
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    Is it time to drop Carlos Santana? if not… is is okay to Dropkick Santana? I can pick up Norris but I am holding Polanco and Singleton and I don’t want to carry 2 catchers in a 1 catcher league. Hold, Drop or Hold & Dropkick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  226. SpecialFNK says:
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    are either of these trades good, and if so which one?

    give- Jay Bruce
    get- Michael Cuddyer.

    give- Jay Bruce, Wilin Rosario.
    get- Melky Cabrera, Yadier Molina.

    looking for AVG upgrade.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Abreu (DL). 2B- Pedroia. 3B- Encarnacion. SS- Andrus. CI- Dunn. MI- Rollins.
    OF- Puig. OF- Bruce. OF- Viciedo. OF- Gardner. OF- Parra. UT- Headley.
    BN- IDavis, Saunders, De Aza, Taveras, Singleton, Morales.
    SP- Shields. SP- Hamels. RP- Nathan. RP- Papelbon.
    P- Janssen. P- Allen. P- Farquhar. P- ESantana. P- Kennedy.
    BN- Ross. DL- Cashner. DL- Crain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  227. studPL says:
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    Grey,
    Your thoughts on Bundy for keepers league. Any hopes for him? Stash or dont bother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stash

  228. Game of Throws says:
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    ***Matt Lindstrom will undergo ankle surgery.***

    looks to be more serious than a 15-day stint in case anyone was waiting to make a speculative add

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Game of Throws: that’s nice for the one spot i picked up belisario (to likley replace hawkins)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  229. blindnuts says:
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    David Wright and Rizzo for Strasburg…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  230. Travis says:
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    Nelson Cruz? Altuve? Those fair targets to trade Verlander for? Over reaching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, try it

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: cool. Didn’t want to sell too cheap…

        Seperately: Kung Fu Panda, Desmond Jennings, or Teixeria?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jennings

  231. SteveNZ says:
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    Now after all this time waiting for a save opp for D-Rob, watch the Yanks pour it on here.

  232. Jon says:
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    Drop for Cobb’s return: Peavy, Stroman, Melancon (looks like Grilli’s returning soon) or Rajai Davis? I’m short on pitching, long on outfielders.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  233. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here’s a fun fact…Sandy Koufax is not the all time wins leader among left-handed Jewish pitchers. Cigar for anybody who knows who it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herb Score?

      • Oaktown Steve says:
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        @Grey:

        Ken Holtzman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never would’ve guessed that in a million years

  234. OaktownSteve says:
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    For those thinking of speculating on Daniel Webb for saves, beware. He’s got a 6.83 bb/9 rate. And I don’t see it getting much better. I’ve seen him throw twice this year and he looks to me to have just about as inconsistent a release point as I’ve ever seen on a major league pitcher. I should try to see if I can run a scatter chart on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was why I grabbed Belisario

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: White Sox name him closer, apparently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Name who?

  235. JP says:
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    HxH League, trying to move hitting for pitching

    Morse/Hamels/A. Soriano for Pollock/Holliday/Tex…which side?

    also A. Sanchez/Kemp for Choo/Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels side…Anibal side

  236. SteveNZ says:
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    Mesoraco picking a bad week to indulge in some regression.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  237. DomMattingly says:
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    10 team H2H
    C Lucroy
    1B Smoak, Mauer
    2B Gyorko, Bonifacio, Wong
    SS A Ramirez
    3B Frazier, Arenado
    OF BHamilton, LMartin, DJennings, ARios, Pence, Marte
    DL Abreu, Harper
    SP Kershaw, Lackey, Samardzija, Wacha, Eovaldi, Chavez, Porcello, Roark(stream)
    RP CJanssen, KRod, Soria

    Do I drop Smoak for A LaRoche or Garret Jones? Kind of weak at 1st with Abreu on DL.

    Do I drop anyone to pick up Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak for Jones… Roark for Frieri

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Dawg!

  238. Carlos says:
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    My God this Michael Brantley! I love this guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  239. Rondelio says:
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    Yan Gomes or Sal Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  240. Rondelio says:
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    Eovaldi back to being a scrub, time to drop everyone?

    • Rondelio says:
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      @Rondelio:

      that was a bit rash, didn’t notice runs were unearned

  241. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    God I love ESPN…they just called Don Mattingly….”Donny Baseball”…..trying to be coy off the douschiness of Johnathan Manziel. Comparing a sure fire Hall of Famer with one of the biggest D-bags in college football makes me hate them even more. For the record, I am NOT a Yankees fan, not a Dodgers fan and an alum of an SEC school.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: I’m not one to stick up for ESPN, but Mattingly has had that nickname since his playing days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mattingly’s been Donnie Baseball since the 80’s

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: what’s next… They gonna call Joe Namath “Broadway Joe”???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  242. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Okay, now look. I warned of the rape. When E5 had like 2 homeruns…I warned you all. Of the rape. And now look. You all stood by and did nothing. You were told he should have been stopped before he got started and you did nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s out of his mind right now

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Being serious for a moment – he looks like he’s taking BP at the plate. I’ve seen his last four and he looks so damn at ease right now. He isn’t hitting these of aces, granted. But he’s going to start seeing a lot of intentional walks in the days ahead.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse:

          Ball getting out in a serious hurry. Like a Tiger Woods two iron. Ball hit bat and gone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I watched him yesterday…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse:

      E there or E square.

      I lost Trumbo a couple of weeks ago and then Abreu this week on my NFBC team. So EE goes, “No problem, mang. “

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How’s your NFBC team doing anyway?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          Both pretty well positioned. 4th in the big money league but only 2.5 out of second and 8.5 out of first. I’m actually really optimistic about that team. Lost A. Garcia early and had some slow starters but coming on. There’s a tight bunch around wins and I’m at the bottom right now after a bunch of early season NDs (Chavez, Lester, Yordano have all had some no run support games). I’m making a run there the last couple of weeks so there are points on the board. I’m 8th in HRs with 70 and top of that category is only 77. If I can get Cano, Trumbo, Abreu, Bautista and EE all going at the same time, I think I can win that category ultimately. Also got some upside in ERA and WHIP. Saves I’m over performing with Street and Perkins right now. I’ll lose some ground there but I am first in Ks right now but I think that will slide back a couple. All together I see a very plausible +10 net change with maybe a +17 dream scenario. Been pulling some good levers in that league. Added Denard Span this week.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @OaktownSteve:

            Team I’m sharing with Magoo is 4th as well. That team has been a speed machine. We have like a 20 steal lead already. We’ve started to twist the knobs to add some power. That team is really well balanced offense and pitching except we’ve had a mess with the pen. Have Frieri and Cishek. Tried adding Farnsworth. Now added Mejia. In that format the choice of 7SP/2RP or 6/3 split every week is key. Falling behind in saves is dodgy because you mess with the split it can hurt you elsewhere. We need to get lucky and have like back to back 6 save weeks with 3 closers in there and then go back and play match ups with just two closers. Good news is all three have good K rates with Frieri and Mejia potentially really good rates so can minimize the impact on the category.

            We’re getting Sale and Bruce back this week. Key pieces for us for sure. A characteristic Bruce hot streak would do wonders.

            I actually think that team is a very solid bet to cash. Well balanced and deep. Problem is this guy Bill Strickler (last years 100k winner) is in our league and his team has gotten off to a huge start and he’s 17 points clear of us. But I think we match up well with his team. 3/4 of a season left.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              How’s your team doing? I get the impression from some off the cuff remarks you’ve had injury problems?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice… Good stuff! My team is a disaster… I’m middle to back of the pack and just lost Cliff Lee and Doubront this week… I literally lose a guy every week… Right now, I’m hoping Gaby Sanchez plays, that’s how bad my corner is… I’ve lost Wieters, Arcia, Dirks, Corbin, Nate Jones, Trumbo, Taijuan, Colby Rasmus, Cliff Lee and Segura and McCutchen haven’t done much…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Dude that’s just brutal. In the draft champ format such a helpless feeling. Especially for a player like you that works the wire very well. A couple of those guys you haven’t gotten a single game played. Bad luck

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh and Anibal missed time… Got lucky with Elias and Chavez but didn’t play them when I should’ve… Yeah, it’s been tough…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice, very solid on Span… Cano, Abreu, Bautista and EE were great picks! Nice core…

  243. John E Depth says:
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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to be going up against Nelson Cruz, Melky, Cano, Gardner, and Frazier…On that note…who, if any, would you drop for Carl Crawford? Billy Butler, Victorino, Leonys Martin. I noticed the SOX dropped Victorino to 6th in the order so I was leaning toward kicking him to the curb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  244. Travis says:
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    Who you like out of these WW pickup options: : Kung Fu Panda, Desmond Jennings, or Teixera?

    • Travis says:
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      @Travis: sorry, just saw it posted earlier. Just ignore the crazy old guy babbling in the corner over here :)

  245. anarchy burger says:
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    yo grey- quick trade question for you.

    5×5 weekly standard roto league with 10 man bench.

    i need saves. guy offered me his hosmer and holland for my adam jones and a drop. i want more. what if i threw him back my bourn for his marte??? is that enough of an upgrade or should i try for something else? he has a few other options i could try…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trade

  246. Jacks says:
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    And Nelson Cruz was an afterthought in most drafts. On 50 plus HR and 150 RBI pace. I took Cuddyer instead of him in my auction. Also took Kemp instead of Bautista and Fielder instead of Abreu. Coin flip decisions that I lost badly on. Little did I know my season was shot once the draft ended ….

  247. Swfcdan says:
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    C Davis and Braun….ticker teased!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early

  248. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    In my H2H week I’m playing against Davis, Vmart, Edwin and Agone. Collectively they have like 12 HR so far and it’s only Wednesday. Oh well, Monday starts a new week.

  249. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So I have to free up space for kipnis. I have a stacked team and was going to drop either Matt Adams or eovaldi (they happen to be my worst players). Do you trade them both for justin Morneau ? Especially if my other 1B is fielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Morneau

  250. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    jesus, tillman is str up terrible. had to drop masterson this guy’s now on notice.

  251. EK says:
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    9 team roto
    Just traded Prince & Verlander (finally) & Cingrani
    For Rizzo & Strasburg
    Do you approve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  252. I moustache you something says:
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    2 of my starters, Scherzer and Samardjia, go into the 9th in the running for the W….and none emerge with the wins…
    Eff you Nathan/Rondon!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  253. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    How you rank these mid/low pitchers for back end slots in my rotation: Archer, Eovaldi, Smyly, Bauer, Bedard, DeGrom (he intrigues me)..,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Bauer, Smyly

  254. chisoxx22 says:
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    Any of these. options at catcher interest you until santana realizes its may? Available are norris, Gomes, Montero or gattis. Had Wieters before his arm went limp noodle.. 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  255. You've Been DL'ed says:
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    Thanks for all of your hard work,

    A few players coming off the DL soon!

    Minor, sanchez and p alverez for my cargo and hughes

    C Santana
    1b C Davis
    2b Beckham
    3b Headley
    SS Reyes
    OF Cargo, Dom Brown, L Martin, Singleton
    DL Harper, Votto, Bruce, Kipnis, Trumbo, and Zimmerman
    SP Miller, Haren, Peralta, Harang, McCarthy, Skaggs, Hughes , Vogelsong
    RP Frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side

  256. John says:
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    Grey
    noticing Eovaldi bit more hittable? this the adjustment to him and now its his turn. If anyone looked SON said 7.9 so it knew it was not going to be cakewalk vs the left phillies. Either way so far not terrible but ks down a bit any concern??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • John says:
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        @Grey: ALLL i needed to hear!!

    • John says:
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      @John: Gotta like hes keeping ball down and hes got 5-1 ground balls

  257. SteveNZ says:
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    That’s crap from Stanton. Miserable 3/18 in H2H today. Opponent meanwhile has V-Mart, Cano and Choo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And Ryu constantly pitching into and out of trouble. Eff baseball.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Like that.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @SteveNZ: Take THAT.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: And Pence hits the opponent’s 4th home run of the day.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn

  258. dk says:
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    Trade Moss for Kendrick & Kluber if I need help in AVG, Ks & ERA and set with power? Kendrick would replace Gyorko or Villar, I’d replace Moss with Eaton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  259. You've Been DL'ed says:
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    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  260. Henry says:
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    Which pitcher could I target with J.Upton? Standard +QS scoring

    Also, who to drop between Tim Hudson and Chris Tillman.

    Qualls vs. Doolittle ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman… Qualls… Depends who need Upton and what they have… Maybe Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, see you said pitcher… I don’t like reading for a top starter

  261. EK says:
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    Frieri or Belisario for pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  262. EK says:
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    Pls rank for roto:
    Mesocaro, Norris, Gattis, Salvador

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  263. Duke Nukem says:
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    My josh Hamilton, papelbon, n choo 4 trout n maybe a second player, do it? Im feeling a little trigg happy lol help me not do something retarded 4 I have great hope in hammy…..

    Lol @ n.sa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout

  264. Ulysses says:
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    Gyorko is killing me. I was offered to get altuve for my Alex Gordon. My OF is stacked, is it worth the upgrade? Another owner has dozier but wants Bruce for him. I can’t do that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Altuve

  265. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Stream Elias or Ray tomorrow? Neither? 16 teams, h2h, QS instead of wins. Thanks!

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache:

      Elias, if you must. I think Ray is on a pitch count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias maybe, I don’t know the matchups

  266. frankgrimes says:
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    Jesus thanks Tillman from shut out on my bench to this
    prolly time to dump him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

      Grimey!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: guess I gotta watch the radio show to see that vape pipe haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  267. Ulysses says:
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    A manager sent me altuve and Brantley for jay Bruce. Take it? I’d drop gyorko. Yelich is on waivers so I’m going to put a claim in on him. He turned down Alex Gordon for altuve straight up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  268. frank says:
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    Hey Grey – Alex wood is eating up a roster spot….would you agree with peddling him in a trade for someone like archer who has nice potential for h2h points league?

    Or do I have to hold wood until he gets back in roation. I do feel in this league he will be scooped up if he’s dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Archer

  269. Fish says:
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    J Upton (w/OBP) or Strasburg (w/QS)?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Fish:
      Upton

  270. los locos says:
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    I have Cischek and Reed, but Jansen C and Doolittle are available, do I pick one of them up and drop Reed or Cischk?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @los locos: No. Doolittle was just named the closer on a team that’s had 3 or 4 people finish games this year, and Janssen is good but basically the same as those other two guys. Weird those guys are on waivers.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      why?

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @frankgrimes: Janssen has the potential to be a top closer, and has been off the DL for a week. I’d think he’d be owned everywhere competitive. Doolittle has been great this year, and in non-abandoned leagues there’s always someone hurting for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Janssen over Reed

  271. Long Bawls says:
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    Domonic! Ozuna! Slur it and you could almost believe it’s St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  272. SteveNZ says:
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    A’s (and me) REALLY need a double play here.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: There ya go.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @SteveNZ: Nice!

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @SteveNZ: You’re a witch!

  273. SteveNZ says:
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    For the love of Mike, how many guys does Stanton want on base for him tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My NL-Only team with him has stopped working without him… Please fix him, SteveNZ

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s the only one without a hit.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: 13-5 and he has nothing – at least as good as nothing.