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If any good can come from Joey Votto going to the DL with a strained quad, at least he didn’t try to play this weekend and have a set back.  Well, there’s other good that can come of it.  We can be thankful for our own health.  Actually, that’s BS, I’d give my quad to have a healthy Votto.  I don’t need my quad to type up my fantasy baseball ‘pertness.  I got acumen for days!  You know what a smart Indian chef uses?  Acumen.  Take it, Highlights magazine, it’s yours!  Fortch, Votto sounds like he should be back in the minimum fifteen days.  Here’s hoping, I got hard-hit singles I need hit!  In tangentially related news, Reds manager, Bryan Price, said Jay Bruce would return “very, very soon,” then he was activated from the DL.  I’d go as far as saying that was very, very, very soon.  Bryan Price added “Very, very soon,” I will buy a thesaurus.  That’s a very, very good idea!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alfredo Simon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.31.  It’s obvious what’s going on here, the Regression Fairies are afraid of Simon, whose idea of regression to the mean is falling back on the old habits of shooting people.

Zack Cozart – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .227.  Hey, Marla Gibbs called, she wants her address back!

Gio Gonzalez – To play catch on Friday.  I’d use a pelota and a cesta, that jai alai just seems like fun!

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 3.42.  Doesn’t Tanner Roark sound like the love child of Ricardo Montalban and George Hamilton?  No?  Maybe it’s me.  Roark is the stereotypical NL-Only starter or mixed league streamer.  I concur with the Stream-o-Nator that his next start is solid.

Denard Span – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, which comes after his 5-for-5 day.  Won’t you join me in picking him up?  C’mon, our interests will be aligned and it’ll be fun and then we’ll go for Fribbles at Friendly’s after the game (we won’t go for Fribbles after the game).

Prince Fielder – Won’t travel with the team.  Up until now, it was only his bats that weren’t traveling with the team.

Nick Tepesch – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Tepesch said he left the last two-thirds of the 7th inning to be finished by the Ghost of Elijah.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  I wonder if Shin-Soo Choo is an onomatopoeia in Korea.  I think deeply.

James Paxton – Nearing rehab assignment after missing two months with a lat strain.  People have returned quicker after being bitten by the monkey from Outbreak.

Logan Morrison – Could begin a rehab assignment on Friday.  Or as LoMo would prefer, hashtag rehab!

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I don’t own him anywhere, but I hope he gets hot cause I got dolla-dolla bills, y’all on the M’s winning the World Series.  Wow, that sounds a lot more ridiculous than when they looked good the first five days of the season.

Chris Young – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K.  He gave up a homer to Elvis Andrus in the first and just hung his head the rest of the game.  Or maybe he was hanging his head so he could see earth.

Matt Lindstrom – Will have ankle surgery and miss three months.  Too bad, so sad.  Grab Ronald Belisario!  Ventura named him the closer.  Will he be good?  What difference does it make?  SAGNOF!  (Though he had only given up one run in the last 18 1/3 IP, so he can be good.  As good as the White Sox got at least.  Okay, someone get me out of this parenthetical.  A little help here!)

Chris Sale – Will return to the rotation on Thursday vs. the Yankees.  Sale’s 12-year-old self would be quivering.  On the fo’really, it will be interesting to see how well he returns from his elbow problems.  I’m guessing not very well, but we shall see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Evan Reed – Charged with sexual assault after he allegedly drugged a 45-year-old woman.  Hey, that’s how I met my wife!

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 6 ER.  Only one person happy to see Ervin fail, Donald Sterling.

Kyle Lohse – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Braves, but his ERA is at 2.67, and he’s pitching perfectly respectable this season.  7+ K/9, sub-2 BB/9, 3.65 xFIP.  That’s meh/decent/nice, which put through the 90’s rap translator is “They call meh, D-Nice.”

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-4, and a grand slam in the 1st inning.  Due to Prince Fielder being sidelined, I had Mini Donkey in my lineup, so by default this was the most helpful Fielder’s been on my team all year.

Carlos Gomez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  The interesting race that no one is talking about is who will have more fantasy value this year:  CarGo or CarGomez.  Right now, CarGomez has him edged on the Player Rater and CarGo’s owners hope it goes down to the last weekend of the season, because that would mean CarGo is still healthy.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 7 ER vs. the Indians.  Must’ve been getting revenge on the Tigers for this.

Victor Martinez – 3-for-6, 3 runs 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Calm scene, wind blows through the trees, leaves bristle.  Suddenly, a pimply-faced teenager runs into frame, screams, “Zombino!” and runs off, followed by thousands of people.

Alex Avila – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer in two days.  The Indians shizzy pitching isn’t hurting, but Avila now has a five-game hitting streak and could be a short-term catcher fill-in for deep leagues.

Joe Nathan – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, ERA up to 4.02.  I wonder how many teams have a closer whose ERA is above that of the setup man.  I don’t wonder enough to actually look it up, but still.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer as he bats .367.  Seriously, how long until Carlos Santana (0-for-5, hitting .146) is pushed to the bench?  I’ll put the over/under at June 15th.

Michael Bourn – 3-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .267 on the year and that was at .250 about a week ago.  The Indians are scoring buckets of runs lately, and Bourn has been at the top of that.  Maybe he’ll even start running a lot again, assuming Bourn remembers his identity.

David Murphy – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting near-.550 in the last week with three homers.  The hottest schmotato in the land!

Michael Brantley – 4-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two steals.  I gushed over Brantley on yesterday’s radio (webcast? video-taped podcast?) show.  Well, gushed more so than usual.

John Axford – 1/3 IP, 1 ER.  For all you lamebrains (me) who thought Axford would be back in the closer role soon, think again!  Take it easy on yourself, Grey, and stop talking in third person. It’s weird.

Buster Posey – Didn’t start his 2nd day in a row with nerve irritation in his back.  He needs to stretch out, maybe try downward facing dog, Posey.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, average is up to .222.  It was at .204 when I told you to buy him.  Like the ghost boy in the window of Three Men and a Baby, Sandoval is not dead.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  What you didn’t think in March:  Well, I could get Ian Desmond in the 3rd round or Brandon Crawford off waivers in May.

Matt Cain – Left yesterday’s start with a hamstring strain.  The Fantasy Baseball Overlord would’ve made it an arm injury, but heard Cain had a pick-up soccer game going this weekend.  FBO, you are unyielding in your resentment for all that is healthy!

Carlos Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with index finger inflammation.  Mom always said it was impolite to point.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Phil Hughes (7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks) in a battle of an actual Hodgepadre vs a wannabe Hodgepadre.  The wannabe, Phil, has an ERA of 3.15, the real Hodgepadre has an ERA of 2.64.  Why hello there?!  I don’t fully trust either, but there’s nothing in their peripherals that is screaming this is due to luck.  I mean, a tad.  Neither are this good, but they’re not that bad either.  Obviously, I like Ross: Pitch for Less better.

Seth Smith – 3-for-4, hitting .339 on the year.  Thath amathballth!

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Felix Doubront – Hit the DL after bumping his shoulder on the car door.  That’s why I jump into my car Dukes of Hazzards-style.

Clay Buchholz – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 6.32.  The good news is the sky was partly cloudy at game time, so he didn’t get sunburn without his suntan lotion.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two more homers (12, 13).  The slide show opens with a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. then Mahatma Gandhi then a baby picture of Edwin Encarnacion.  When Edwin gets on stage, he needs two swirling spotlights like at a grand opening, and the spotlight should be in the front so his giant shadow behind him appears to be looming over him, protecting him.  That’s an entrance fit for Edwin.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Okay, but what about Edwin?

Drew Hutchison – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, which comes after a 6-strikeout shutout, which follows a 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER game.  I.e., I before E except in Teixeira, he’s capable of solid games, but he’s also risky.

George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, but hurt his hip diving back to first base on a pick-off.  He was diagnosed with a hip flexor strain and a DL stint sounds likely.  The good news, if there can be any from this, the Astro fans can now take as long as they need going on bathroom breaks.

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Houston gives no room for wins — McHugh’s will lose! — but his peripherals are purdy darn purdy, 9.7 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and 3.32 xFIP.  I probably won’t own him either, but I could see streaming him.

Jered Weaver – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Asstros.  I’d say why doesn’t Weaver pick on someone as ugly as him, but yesterday I believe he did.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, but left the game after a Matt Adams foul ball hit his elbow.  It’s like the universe is conspiring to remove elbows so everyone walks like Victor Martinez, the Zombino.   After the incident, Matt Adams callously commented, “Wacha should have more fat on his elbow.”  Wacha said he should be fine; not if the universe has anything to say about it.

Matt Adams – 3-for-5 and a steal as the pitcher let him get an 89 foot lead.

Allen Craig – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .234, which works for the Dewey Decimal system but not so great for fantasy.  Thankfully, he should be much better.  If someone were betting me on that, I’d go Allen.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This start comes after I told you he was worth picking up.  Second verse, same as the first!

Chris Tillman – 1 IP, 6 ER.  Why is there fruit punch on the back of my shorts?  Wait, that’s not fruit punch!  It’s blood!  But I didn’t eat Olestra!  Oh my God, Tillman!!!  Goodbye, and please don’t write, it will only remind me of this horror show.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Sure glad I drafted Norichika Aoki instead of Cruz.  *opens window, jumps out, lands in rose bush that is one story down*  Dah!

Wandy Rodriguez – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, but 5 unearned runs.  See that, Tillman?  That’s how you get rocked, you schmohawk!

Ike Davis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, which comes a day after he homered.  The Pirates are protecting him from lefties, which they should, but if you’re in the mood to platoon a 1st baseman while you wait for, say, Abreu to return.  I could see grabbing Ike, which isn’t quite saying I like him.

Brandon Moss – 1-for-2 and a solo homer, his 10th homer, which was the only hit against Erik Bedard (5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks) or any Rays pitcher yesterday, and the A’s won 3-2.  That’s how well the A’s are playing right now.  They get one hit, a solo homer, and win a 3-2 game.  Joe Maddon had the umps replay the scoreboard changing, but it stood.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.46.  Fun fact!  When Jeff’s dad was telling the nurse in the hospital how to spell their last name, he put his hand over his mouth, forgetting how to spell the end.

Junior Lake – 3-for-6 and his 5th steal.  Hitting over .300 in the last week with a homer, but still not playing every day.  Lake and Corey Dickerson should start their own team called The Grey Really Wants Them To Play All-Stars.  I could manage it.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4, 1 run. I own him and he’s hitting well for me, so don’t take this the wrong way, but there is some serious Yankee bias with fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!).  No other way to explain how he shot up to 100% owned after a ten day hot streak and a guy like, say, Todd Frazier isn’t even owned in 100% of leagues.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-6 and his 11th steal.  On our Player Rater, Gardner is the 13th best outfielder and Jacoby Ellsbury is 33rd.  Yup.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as the Marlins scored 14 runs.  Holy ticker tease!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer.  OZUNA!  OZUNA chomp chomp, OZUNA enjoy run production, OZUNA take nap, ears hurt from capped name.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBI.  For Yelich, this was better than the The Suite Life of Zack & Cody finale.

Garrett Jones – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Hitting over .450 in the last week with a homer and 8 RBIs.  Yes, hot schmotato.  Yes, own.

Domonic Brown – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Damn, even when he hits a homer I see his stat line and hear a sad trombone.

Cody Asche – 2-for-5, 1 run and hitting close to .400 in the last week, but had the misfortune of having to tell Yelich he wasn’t the Cody on The Suite Life.

Eric Campbell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He was hitting .355 in the minors with three homers and steals, but he’s old for a prospect and is likely just being used as a llama, which will leave you thirsty for more.

Jacob DeGrom – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks and two straight Quality Starts and two losses.  Welcome to the Mets, we’re in Flushing, like the toilet.  Like I insisted for my wedding march, here’s comes deGrom, here comes deGrom, his mustache has its own bedroom, here comes deGrom.  He could be a number three or four starter eventually, right now, he’s a matchups play in mixed leagues.  The Stream-o-Nator is about as excited about his next start as it’s going to be, so be careful if you have high blood pressure because he’s coming with a grain of salt.

Wilmer Flores – 3-for-4, hitting .318 since called up.  His career started on a stut-stut-stutter due to the flu, which was more of a vicious strain of the inflorenza, but he’s healthy now and hitting.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Solid start back from the DL.  If all his starts can be this good, we’ll have a number three starter and all Ryu was cracked up to be.  Look at me having faith in Ryu!

Adrian Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, and 3rd in as many games.  Either he’s reverted back to who he was prior to 2012 and 2013 or the bottom will drop out.  Unless he, and not Ponce de Leon, found the Fountain of Youth, I’d bet that the bottom drops out.  Only now, I’d bet a lot less than I would’ve a month ago.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  And this little Pweeg went deep!

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd in three games.  Uh-oh, his insouciance is about to give way to his God-given ability.

Juan Uribe – Hit the DL with a severe hamstring strain.  At third base, the Dodgers will probably go with Justin Turner, who isn’t good at, how do I say this, baseball.  He’s not even good for slap hits like his uncle, Ike.

Alex Guerrero – Will miss five weeks after having his ear bit off by Miguel Olivo.  Perhaps the Dodgers shouldn’t have hired this ex-Cardinal as a roving instructor.  Guerrero will now have to wear a Little League helmet in the field, giving John Olerud a chance to finally laugh at someone.  Fun times during pop-ups — I got it!  What?  I got it!  What?  I got it!  Wow, the wind really whistles in here!  I got..splat!

  1. nick the dick says:
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    Does first matter?

    • Miguel Olivo says:
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      @nick the dick: First to get your ear bitten off for making me read such a useless comment.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Miguel Olivo: oh I get it! Miguel olivo….bite my ear…..so so funny! Fresh and original! Now THATS a useful comment right there.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @nick the dick: Nope. Only size matters

      • Jangles says:
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        @Swfcdan: Not if you last 30 seconds

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nick the dick: If your the first one in to a freshly cleaned public restroom it does

      • Cyr says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: So you can promptly micturate all over the floor and ruin it for everyone else?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: it really does matter! I’ve never had so many return commets. Thanks guys I feel the love. I’m gonna go tell it on the mountain…

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @nick the dick: Especially not when you steal my name!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Nick The Podcast Host: oh cmon you know you saw me with my dong in the hot dog bun and then decided to come up with this ‘nick the podcast host’ persona…

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @nick the dick: Is that the foot long?

  2. Lines says:
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    Bullshit, Grey. You don’t just say you’re going for Fribbles after the game and then not go for some Fribbles after the game.

    And I say that as a fan of your work. Shit’s bush league, yo.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Lines:
      Seconded. The people have spoken, and we want Fribbles!

    • MadDog says:
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      @Lines: Funny, I had this vision of Krusty, “Every time you watch my show, I will send you… [holds up a check] forty dollars!” (Voice: Checks will not be honored.)

  3. Question: Has Jered Weaver now gone from being one of the most overrated pitchers in baseball to one of the most underrated?? Despite a horrible start to the season, Jered now owns the second-best WHIP in the American League ….. And, Grey, how can you say Jered is “ugly”? I think he’s kinda hott.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @mollyleekba: @mollyleekba: Molly, love a woman that digs fantasy sports….a rare breed. I regret to inform you though, I think your perception of Mr. Weaver’s appearance m a y be influenced by his celebrity/income. It’s OK, it’s natural instinct for a woman to be attracted to a man that can provide……..Hot though. I mean, Mr. Albright. Have you seen the mustache on this guy? Grown specifically to prevent oral intimacy from becoming another burn victim. That’s hot…and considerate.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @mollyleekba: Is this the Cougs in disguise?

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @mollyleekba: Jered looks like the evil troll from Ernest Scared Stupid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mollyleekba: If you think he’s hot, I have an older, more mullety version for you to check out, he goes by Jeff

  4. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Pretty sure The Man was keeping Ervin down WAY before Sterling.

  5. Picard56 says:
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    Trade Fielder for Bauer? Or selling too low? Can a player that has a herniated disk be useful the rest of the season?

    • kyle says:
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      @Picard56: Way too low

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Picard56:
      Too late. As of right now, you wouldnt even get a brown bag full of goat crap for Fielder anymore. I would love to be allowed to drop him and i cant. Best case is when you can occupy one of your DL spots for the rest of the season. As long as he is not DLed, he will occupy one of your bench spots.

  6. Alky Sobrera says:
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    The matter of fact tone in the Hanram blurb had me laughing hard. Truly amathballth. Also, I’ll now walk around saying amathballth for a week, giggling to myself as I do it, and lose what little social standing I have. THANKTH GREY!

  7. SF says:
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    Hi Grey, 12 team H2H OPS league. Gyorko and Everth Cabrera are trying to drag my OPS to the pits of hell every week (minus their occasional homer that they throw out just when I’m ready to drop them). Would you hold or drop for any of these guys
    1. Drop Gyorko for brandon hicks, Espinosa, or Dietrich.
    2. Everth for hicks, jimmy Rollins, or aybar

    And for extra fun times drop Liriano for Lohse, simon, or Hughes?
    Thanks.

    • kyle says:
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      @SF: Lohse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: 1. Hold 2. Hold…Lohse

      • Peanut butter jelly time says:
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        Grey, I have to ask. Why so much love for Gyorko? He does have a bit of production with 5 hr and 21 rbi, but outside of that he is hitting .150. He crossed the mendoza line long ago. He will probably regress from his hr and rbi pace especially since he plays for SD. Por que Grey? I understand he’s has 20 hr and 15 steal potential. LeMahieu and Wong seem like better options to me. More consistant. I mean do you recommend him in a 12 team mixed league?@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He doesn’t have 15 steal potential

          • Peanut butter jelly time says:
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            I guess more like 8 steal potential. @Grey:

            • Moscowitz says:
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              @Peanut butter jelly time: And that makes the whole thing even worse. I dropped him for Walker long ago and my team is breathing up ever since.

  8. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Chisenhall/ Santana…..Over. Professional coaches/managers are a stubborn, egotistical bunch.

  9. Darnell says:
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    AJ Pollock!

  10. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    have melancon, (no holds league), should i drop him now for belisario/qualls? could possibly wait till grilli doesn’t suck, but by that time he might not be available. Looks like Belisario will be there for a while.

    • @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: Melancon’s a better pitcher and I’m not sure Grilli’s going to pitch well. If you think Belisario will be available for a bit, I’d hold onto Melancon and see how Grilli works out.

      • Goodwill Hunting 2: Cunting Season says:
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        @Enrique: yeah, just gotta hope belisario gets no clean saves for a few days, and grilli looks good right away.

  11. ChurrBaDurr says:
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    “…monkey from Outbreak” HA!

    Belisario, Mejia or Melancon ROS?

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        @The Thumb: he’s going to lose his gig this weekend. I’d go with Belisario just because he’s actually been named the closer and probably will have the job the longest. If Mejia is ever named the closer, I really like him the best there.

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @ChurrBaDurr: Belisario.

  12. Trout says:
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    I’m considering selling trout because I have plenty outfield (Bruce, a. Gordon, marte, cespedes, polanco coming soon) and not so good pitching (gray, Ventura, cash, cingrani, keuchel, hutch, eovaldi, Bauer). Is tanaka and greinke good enough to get back for trout? Keeper league. I also have dee Gordon to sell bc I have kipnis coming off the dl.
    Trading for pitching makes me nervous bc the pitcher-plague…

    Good stuff grey

    • Cram It says:
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      @Trout: I wouldn’t sell Trout in a keeper. I’d see what you could get for anyone else first.

    • Peanut butter jelly time says:
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      I don’t think your outfield is as good as you think. You have depth, but not top notch quality depth. I’d keep Trout. Tanaka and Greinke are a good combo for a return in a trade. Keep in mind that we’ve only seen sample size of Tanaka. He is not proven. @Trout:

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      @Trout: Similar sitch, for me. I took Darvish and Kinsler for my Trout, and my OF wasn’t nearly as deep as yours. CarGo, Puig, Yelich, Ozuna, and I just grabbed the lisper.

      I don’t miss Trout too much. Yet.

  13. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team H2H 6×6 with OBP, SLG, NSB.

    Stubbs, Span or C. Crawford ROS?

    Thanks in advance.

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Well crap. My only drops would be Tillman, who has a two start week of @Brewers and @Houston, or Reddick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tillman

  14. ROS – Fatt moobs Adams or Tex before eira?

    Greyate stuff as always!

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Greyt stuff as always. Ok a lot to get to this morning.

    Firstly Span or Lisper as a hot schmo?
    Secondly have started platooning F Adams as hes mincemeat vs lefties. Would you rather platoon him with Dominguez or Ike for a CI spot?
    Thirdly, what does thirdly mean?
    Fourthly, are you worried about Blackmon getting the platooning treatment soon ( if you own him)? Hes hitting lefties fine but we all know what an airhead Walt Weiss is (i mean cmon what kind of a name is that?).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Span…Dominguez….Prolly at some point

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @Grey: Will Peanut Man give Dickerson his usual 7 at bats per week? Or is Dickerson odd man out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peanut Man?

          • cubsin2020 says:
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            @Grey: Walt’s college@Grey: Walt’s college nickname. Because his head was so small. His hats were on the last hole and still too big.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Walt from Lost?

              • cubsin2020 says:
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                @Grey: Do you mean you’re lost? Ha! Is Dickerson still going to get at bats?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t see why he’d get at-bats now compared to up until now unless CarGo is out for a while, which doesn’t sound like the case.

    • cubsin2020 says:
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      @Swfcdan: Walt’s nickname was “Peanut Man” in college. Because his head was so small.

  16. Tom says:
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    Morning on the east coast!! We know what’s wrong with fielder but is it permanent? Would you rather have Eric hosmer or Prince on your team in a forever 14 team dynAsty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Hosmer

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    That is disgusting what Olivo did, have they banned/fired/thrown him out of baseball yet? Hes the new Tyson!

    But man can the Dodgers mash now. World Series winners you heard it here!

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Swfcdan: He just signed with WWE.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Nick The Podcast Host: Vince is hemoraging money I hear. He’s needs to make an investment to give his product back its true identity. Shell out the bucks to get the right to WWF again. Add campaign: “Nothing feels better than a good F”

  18. Robert D says:
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    Pulled off the heist of the year, traded Kasmir, and Peralta for Tulo.
    Still have a staff in a 10 team league (standard 9 pitchers) of
    Cishek, Soria, Perkins, Wainwright, Gray, Lohse, Ryu, And Cobb.
    Just picked up Drew Hutchison, and Jose Quintana from Waivers.
    Why no love on here for Jose Quintana, pretty solid 7.5 k rate 2.5 bb rate? Shouldn’t this guy easily be ranked in the top 75 pitchers?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Robert D: That’s disgusting

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Vetoes are not meant to protect stupidity , just to prevent collusion .

        • Funke says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Vetoes are also meant to protect the integrity of the league if some owners are too stupid. Kinda like Sterling

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Funke: Nah, collusion only. Ball busting and never winning helps fix the stupid.

            • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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              @Chicken Dinner: “integrity of the league” literally translates to “explanation for being jealous and having no real justification for whining about it and making my whine sound legitimate other than this b.s.” Others would simply call it being a hater.

  19. Macio says:
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    Morning Grey, my outfield officially sucks. Currently have Wong at 2nd with Kipnis coming back soon. Was thinking of offering Kipnis for Bruce to add some power, which I need most. Fair trade? 14-team, std category league. Thanks!

    • kyle says:
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      @Macio: Fair for sure

    • Redlegs says:
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      @Macio: Torn meniscus = far fewer bombs for Brucey. Joe Votto has yet to gain any power back from before his knee surgery. Aim higher.

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

    Horse back riding improves your posture.

    (Also beats the shit out of your ass)

    • The Strolg says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: @<a href="#comment-Chula! My best friend's dad in the 70's used to call the last 3 innings of a Cubs game THE TORTURE HOUR! As a former lifelong Cub fan, I had pretty much weened myself from the pain, then I decided to draft Samardzija.

      • Yager says:
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        @The Strolg: As a former life long fan???? Lmao

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I would think it beats the shit INTO your ass. No?

  21. I have Sale returning today. Who am I going to drop to activate him; Gallardo, Wheeler, Cingrani, Bauer, or Ventura? I’m leaning towards Gallardo or Wheeler. Thanks!

  22. Theo says:
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    The Reds can’t catch a break! I was offered Choo for Bruce in an OBP league. I’m leading runs, in a close battle at the top in RBIs and struggling in OBP. Should I pull the trigger on Bruce for Choo to give myself a boost in OBP?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey! Since I’m obviously taking your advice and hanging onto Bruce, what do you think I can expect from him the rest of the year?

        • Grey

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          Same thing you were expecting before the injury

  23. The Thumb says:
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    Whether your league counts holds or not, Wade Davis and Dellin Betances should be owned everywhere.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @The Thumb: You can add Neil Ramirez to that list too. Standard leagues to a lesser degree.

    • Osnam says:
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      @The Thumb: is Betances now the primary set up man??

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Osnam:

        No, but it probably won’t be long before he is.

  24. Great morning Grey. Should I activate Sale and drop both Gallardo & Wheeler and pick-up Drew Hutchison as well?

  25. Nicknice says:
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    I

  26. Nicknice says:
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    Is it time to drop Santana and pick up Rosario??

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Nicknice: DO it

  27. Robert D says:
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    If you can pick up Rosario do so (Nicknice).
    To Madden Crurser, I’d keep Ventura then a toss up between keeping Cingrani, or Gallardo. I would drop Wheeler, I think Wheeler puts it together at some point but probably not till the second half.

  28. Miz says:
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    Hey G!
    Gregory Polanco is sitting out on the wire just looking at me!… How soon should i pick him up? Is Kole Calhoun a good drop for him?
    Lastly what to do with Homer Bailey?
    Thanks Mr. Grey

    • kyle says:
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      @Miz: If your outfield is good, dropping him to stash Polanco is fine, but personally I’d keep Calhoun for now

  29. Grant says:
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    No write up on how terrible Tillman was last night, I was really waiting for something on that. Not a good week to own Richards and Tillman, 2 F’n strikeouts between the two, also throw in Rondon in the mix and my pitching is just lights out this week so far.

    • Grant says:
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      @Grant: sorry I missed the tillman punch line, the first time through, there should have been more, just so mad right now.

  30. Carlos Gomez = Fargo (Fake Cargo). Try It on. You’re Gonna Like The Way You Look, I Guarantee It.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns: Not the way he’s hitting

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Osnam:@Grey: My Cargo faster.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: cargo 2 or the other cargo always worked for me.

  31. Shaggy says:
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    Drop Eaton for Ozuna?

    • Shaggy says:
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      @Shaggy: Let’s up the ante: Drop Eaton, Rajai or Grandy for Ozuna…or hold?

  32. Greyismyhero says:
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    Shaw/Beli/Smith for saves ROS?

    X1—Allen or Shaw? ( I need to pu a hitter for my util from the following: (Bogearts, G. Jones, Murphy, Span)?

    X1—Villar/Alcides/Calhoun/Laroche (I need to drop one to pick up a reliever)

    Thanks man, you rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greyismyhero: Beli…Shaw…Murphy…LaRoche…Smoke it!

  33. Miz says:
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    Forgot to mention, Arenado was dropped in my H2H pts league (idk why). My droppables are Seager, Homer Bailey, Calhoun, or Wilson Ramos. Should I pick him up for one of these guys?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Miz: Ramos if your good at catcher….Calhoun if your not….DO IT

  34. Dirtdogs says:
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    As always love the post and big fan
    14 team league-

    Would you drop Gyorko or Billy Butler to pick up R. Davis?

    Gyorko has been a hassle to hold onto… How much longer

  35. Carlos says:
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    Grey,

    I have to drop someone with Bruce coming off the DL. I have Utley at 2b and Beltre at 3b. Would you drop A Soriano or Gyorko?

    My team is in first with Trumbo and Bruce on the DL… I don’t want to disrupt the apple cart too much. I’m sure Utley will have a devastating injury if I drop Gyorko, or Soriano will go on a tear if I drop him.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Carlos: Soriano…DO IT

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Need an audio hit of Jef saying ‘DO it’.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Carlos: upside means nothing if you don’t figure out how to use it. Gyorko is the drop.

  36. Jangles says:
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    Why did no one get my reference when I kept saying ROBOT JONES during Garrett Jone’s ABs in SF last weekend….WHY GREY? The world is uninformed, that’s why.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Jangles: I feel your pain. I live in the Pittsburgh area and used to call him all the time to no response. “His nickname is G.I. Jones.” “NO IT IS ROBOT JONES THANK YOU”

  37. Matty says:
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    Thanks for the advice all year. I’ll give you credit for my team being in a good enough spot that I was fearing dropping someone to get Bruce off the DL. I was not relieved, but something, when I saw that Springer may be headed that way to let me avoid a tough call. Any phraseology for that kind of enviable situation where there’s no one droppable?

  38. With Beltran on The DL and a solid outfield Votto and Abreu on the DL is Beltran worth stashing. My middle infield is also atrocious.

    • @Dnut eastwood: speaking of atrocious should I have bailed on Gyorko and Brad Miller a month ago. I keep thinking they’re going to bounce back. I’m starting to get a naff feeling I suck… gots Damn Grey

  39. Fungazi says:
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    In 12 T H2H, have Springer starting OF, Votto in only bench position, Harper on DL. Drop Springer for another bat or drop a SP like Archer/Bauer/Pomeranz and keep Springer on the bench?

  40. Chicagifornia says:
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    Just lost Lindstrom on my 10 Team AL-only roto team.

    $100 FA Budget for the year, and we have $69 remaining. How much would you bid on Belisario? Our league also counts holds.

  41. Lob Ball says:
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    Is Revere cooked? Should I drop and pick up either Span, Cain, or Ozuna? Your advice is much appreciated.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Lob Ball: Any of the 3 are just as good.

  42. Hammer says:
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    Do you know how much the Rangers save in fuel when the Prince doesn’t travel with the team? Muy something-or-other!!!!!

  43. papasmurf says:
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    Cubs have averaged 2 runs per game in Shark’s 10 starts. In their other games, they have averaged 4.5 runs.

    Total bullshit.

    What is the record for the most QS in a season without a win? He’s gotta be close if he hasn’t broken it already.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Robert D: @papasmurf: A good example of why I prefer QS over wins. Sure, I get that that requirements aren’t great, but at least a pitcher like Shark gets something for pitching like a boss. Plenty of times pitchers get Wins when they pitch average and or below average. I guess it leaves RP out to dry, unless the leagues uses holds..in which my QS leagues do.

  44. nathan says:
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    in a 12 team h2h, i was offered bumgarner for my cingrani & gio gonzalez… would you make trade?

    which SS : rollins, owings, peralta, drew?

    thanks a lot!!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @nathan: Roll with JRoll.

  45. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I picked up Springer to fill in for Beltran and now he’s hurt too. I already have Zimmerman in my one DL spot so I’m inclined to hold Springer and drop Beltran at this point. 12 team 5X5 roto league – agree?

    • Mr. Rickey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: And would pick up Span after dropping Beltran.

  46. Carter says:
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    Grey,

    Who you like:

    Rios, Bruce, Jesse Chavez, and Melancon
    or
    CarGo 2.0 and David Price

    • Carter says:
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      @Carter: The team getting CarGo 2.0 has Cargo 1, Rios, Bruce, Yelich, Myers, and Springer in the OF

  47. Cole says:
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    Sale is all of the sudden starting? Stupid weekly leagues! Stupid ‘get him in your lineups’ Kevin! Where were you Monday? Stupid white sox for throwing him over 120 pitches in his 4th start! Wait, stupid me for drafting him in the 4th round everywhere! Whew, OK we’re all stupid. Do you think Doolittle keeps the closer job? I started Axford over him this week because I had a good feeling about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole: Ha…I think Doolittle keeps it for a few weeks at least

  48. Joe says:
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    Grey,

    I’m going to have to sell in a keeper league and have the opportunity to be the favorite for next year (thanks a lot Prince Fielder and Gyorko). I wanted to see what keepers you would value the most inaccordance to their round value

    I can only keep 5.
    I have- Arenado 8th rd
    Rios 10th rd
    Scherzer 9th rd
    Teharan 21st rd

    I have been offered the following and would likely have to trade Rios and possbily Scherezer to get one of the bats

    Wainright 12th rd
    Goldshmitt 7th rd
    Harper 14th rd
    McCutchan 13th rd
    Rizzo 15th rd

    I can only keep 2 (+1 format )

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Scherzer, Arenado, Rios

  49. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Welcome back Alex “Corn on the” Cobb! My how I missed you. Now go out there and get me a win and try not to get hurt.

    Speaking of hurt, I don’t wish injuries on anyone, but I kinda hope Gyorko gets DL’d with a fingernail or something. I’m holding and holding and holding but this guy just fucking sucks. Just waiting for that final straw in the camels back to drop this jerkoff.

  50. Jamiehov says:
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    Haha on the Reed blurb. Great write up.
    A few questions if you don’t mind. Happy Buy/Sell Eve.

    10 Team Roto
    Staff: Ventura / Cobb / Bailey / Gee (dl) / Eovaldi / Porcello

    This staff has been a mess of late. I have one open spot. Should I use it to stream between Beckett / Lincecum and Hutchinson OR pick up Paxton or Tajuan and hold until they return

    Also need a new UTIL for Springer. Matt Adams or Span

    THANKS!

  51. Cyr says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Great write-up, as per usual.

    Sucks about Springer, he was just looking good the past couple weeks…Looking for a fill in for him. Who you like best: David Murphy, Robot Jones, or Kevin Quackenbush (not really considering Q-bush, just wanted to type his name)

    Also, Pujols or Carlos Gomez, ROS?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyr: Ha…Murphy…Pujols

  52. happyharry1958 says:
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    Hey Grey, Which SP would you drop?..H2H,6X6.
    Pomeranz
    Tillman
    Kennedy
    Porcello
    Fister
    Thanks man for all your hard work!

  53. Jordan73 says:
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    Going to offer up one my younger arms in a package deal. Who’s the better option to hold on to, Gerrit Cole or Sonny Gray? Gray’s obviously been the better pitcher so far, but RoS I think Cole comes out on top. Opinions?

    Thanks!

  54. Burt Macklin, FBI says:
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    SON doesn’t love Sonny Gray tonight (3.2) against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

    Still worth a start?

    • TheShelbySensation says:
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      @Burt Macklin, FBI: He’s a must start I think.

    • Q says:
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      @Burt Macklin, FBI: SON always hates Sonny Gray. Be interesting if Rudy knew why (he may have already said and I missed it). SON likes T Milone better than Gray almost universally, it seems

      • i’ve been asked on this one a lot. i like sonny gray more than SoN does but do think he’s due for some regression (his FIP in 3 May starts is 4.94 – http://razzball.com/player/12768/Sonny+Gray/). SON liked Milone recently b/c he’s gotten a number of nice home matchups (he’s only at $2.5 for his next home start against Detroit)

  55. Awesome Auger says:
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    Grey, where do you rank Brantley among OF in a keeper league?

  56. tvators says:
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    Grey, I see from your E5 comment that your a fan of Silicon Valley….. I own yelich in a few leagues so when he does good outs doubly pleasing bc I always enjoy the morning comment

  57. sniff test says:
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    I just picked up Belisario, but don’t really have room for him. I can either drop him which would force a waiver process that would move me up in priority, drop Motte for him (I own Rosenthal) or drop Kendrys Morales who I have been stashing…seems painful to let him go just when he could be gearing up to play. Any recommendations?

    • Uncrate says:
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      @sniff test:

      I dropped Motte but I don’t know anything about baseball.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @sniff test: If your league counts holds Morales , If not Motte

  58. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 5×5 roto:
    Need to make room for Jay Bruce; who do I drop? Gyorko, Liriano, Eovaldi, or Beckett.

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Red Barons: Also, do you see Melancon keeping the closer role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Red Barons: Melancon is not the closer when Grilli returns… Liriano

  59. fielder's fatties says:
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    Springer dove back to first base in the ninth inning Wednesday to try to beat a pickoff move, and fell awkwardly on his right hip before being called out. Tests following the game suggest an optimistic outlook, which was reinforced by Springer, who stated repeatedly that “I’ll be fine.” Thursday’s examination should provide a final prognosis, but the 24-year-old should be considered “day-to-day” for the time being.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @fielder’s fatties: Hope it’s not the same as a Jack Bauer “im fine”, after he’s been hanging from the ceiling getting electrocution torturing for the past 2 hours.

  60. ohjessicamarie says:
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    If you’re trying to move Anibal, what tier bat are you targeting?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @ohjessicamarie: Or is this the Cougs in disguise? Trying to throw me a curveball huh

      • ohjessicamarie says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Don’t worry; I’ve got quite a few years before I hit coug status.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @ohjessicamarie: Nice…give me your number…..DO IT

    • Cram It says:
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      @ohjessicamarie: I just moved Hosmer for Anibal in a 13 teamer, if that gives you a gauge.

      • JFK says:
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        @The Thumb: @Toe Knee Arm Ass: @Grey: Hmm, like a threesome w/twins, but you only have one sleeve left…@Cram It: I’m actually trying to buy Anibal in a 12-teamer, but figured it’d cost me more than Hosmer (who I grade as a 10th rounder vs. 6th for Anibal). Was going to offer Arenado, but sounds like that may be too much?

        • JFK says:
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          @JFK: Oops, disregard that first comment – was re: a different post.

        • Cram It says:
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          @JFK: Yeah I feel I got off light. Arenado sounds more in line of what he SHOULD cost. I don’t think he’s too much.

    • JFK says:
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      @ohjessicamarie: Altuve, Arenado, Yelich, Pence-ish?

  61. alcohol abuser says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up, as usual!

    Who would you rather have ROS… Bailey, Cingrani, S.Miller?

    Thanks!

  62. Robert D says:
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    I was the one who had the Peralta, Kasmir for Tulo trade, 3 teams vetoed trade but needed 5 votes for no. One of the teams who vetoed said it was the worse trade called everybody else total morons.
    I looked up at other posts Gomez over Pujols. I would drop Tillman,
    I like Gray this year, long term Cole.
    Still nobody has an opinion on Jose Quintana, he’s a decent 3rd/4th starter. Better than guys like Tillman/Masterson right now.

  63. Knighttown says:
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    Kinsler/Nathan/CJ Wilson for Pujols/Eovaldi. Which side?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Knighttown: Pujols

  64. Scooter G says:
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    Is C Santana still a top 5 catcher for you going forward in OBP leagues? Do you like him more than Mesoraco, Norris, and Gomes?

  65. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Christian Yelich as a sixth grader playing MLB will never stop being funny. Great bit.

  66. Scott says:
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    In 12 team, H2H, 7×7 (Hits, BBs) – With Jay Bruce (and Prince Fielder) returning, which two (2) should I drop from these:

    Solarte, Aaron Hill, Gyorko, Frazier (2nd and 3rd)

    Hosmer, Aoki, Torii Hunter (Util)

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Hosmer, Aoki

  67. Hawk says:
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    Ross and Hughes are so similar I’m shocked, SHOCKED I SAY, that the blurb didnt have a Twins reference.

    Low hanging fruit my friend.

  68. Cody says:
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    Am I giving up too much if i give Mesaraco and get Kemp in return? its a 10 team points league.

  69. Paul O'neill says:
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    Great stuff as always grey!
    Couple questions..

    Drop drew pomeranz for kole Calhoun?

    What level of starter could I move pedroia for ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul O’neill: If you need Kole…You should get a weak #1 for Pedroia…

  70. mike iwakuma says:
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    Great word usage. I believe i won a spelling B in the second grade because of this word.

    on·o·mat·o·poe·ia

    the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle ).

  71. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I have some SB options elsewhere, so I was looking to see if I could sell-high(ish) on D. Gordon. Another team is interested in my J. Upton. If I traded away Gordon and Upton and got Pedroia and Melky in return, would that be a good deal for me? If it was Holliday instead of Melky would that make a difference?

    Thanks!

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Or in other words, don’t…. DO IT

  72. kidbr9 says:
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    Who wins in this trade:

    Bailey
    Adam Jones
    Carlos Santana
    Jennry Mejia

    for

    Sonny OR Teheran
    Moss
    Liriano
    Dickerson

    I’m afraid as soon as I pull the proverbial trigger, Bailey and Santana will magically turn it around, contributing nothing while they were on my team other than a bloated ERA/WHIP and an anorexic AVG.

    Also, would you rather have Gray (I assume so) or Teheran?

    Thanks as always

  73. Tom says:
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    Drop Qualls for Belisario? Houston actually has had 50% more save chances so far this year.

  74. Uncrate says:
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    how do you not write a blurb on Eovaldi?!?! I demand it!! Free content ya’ll!! =)

    • Uncrate says:
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      @Uncrate:

      I’ll do one for myself.

      Nate Eovaldi: Got the win but at the price of 10 hits. Only 7 strikeouts over his last 3 starts. What the fuck?

      (my analysis is not as good as yours)

      • JFK says:
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        @Uncrate: Pretty spot-on.

  75. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I know you hate catcher questions, but with the injury history already this season, who do you pick up for ROS?

    Devin Mesoraco (two DL stints already) or Yan Gomes or Jason Castro?

    On this team I have two DLed OFs – Harper and Beltran – so I was thinking I drop Beltran for the chosen catcher above.

    I have Carlos Santana and I need a catcher to fill in for him until he gets on-track.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – I waited too long – he is gone – Gomes next?

        Thanks…

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  76. J-MoneyIV says:
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    Qualls, Britton, Doolittle, Belisario all available. How would you rank them?

    Currently have Mejia and Rondon. Make any moves?

  77. Fireball Feliz says:
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    In honor of today’s Rays/Oakland matchup, Lunch will consist of a Cobb salad followed by afternoon Earl Gray tea time

  78. Jayone says:
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    Which would you drop to stash polanco? Brett Lawrie, todd Frazier, dee gordon, Leoyns Martin.

  79. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I was just wondering – did you mean Yankee bias instead of Yankee basis?

    And if I could have Todd Frazier on every team, I would, but he is owned in all the leagues I am in. So I have him on 16% of my teams.

    Mike.

    • Grey

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      @Mike: Oops, fixed

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: I watched the Yankees play the Cubs the past two days, and they don’t have much in the way of fantasy players – the Cubs may have as many viable players on their team. It is not the dreaded Yankees I used to hate as a kid – and that was mostly out of pure jealously because the Cubs were so bad all of the time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  80. Bob says:
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    H2H league 6×6 with QS, would you drop francisco Liriano for any of these guys?

    Taijuan Walker
    Josh Beckett
    James Paxton
    Drew Hutchison
    Mike Leake

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bob: Leake, Hutchison

  81. ROMANAZO says:
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    Cashner was dropped in my league, should I grab him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ROMANAZO: Sure

  82. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job Grey!

    A couple of questions here, I need two closers… which two would you want to have
    A. Reed, Bellisario, Rondon, Britton, Qualls…

    Now that Cobb is back, I need to drop a SP… Tillman, Hutchison, McCarthy. who should I drop?

    Thanks Man.

    • Cram It says:
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      @RicoSuave: Tillman

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Cram It: thanks! how about the closers?

        • Cram It says:
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          @RicoSuave: I don’t do closer questions. Sorry. But Reed has the most job security so you at least want him.

          • JFK says:
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            @Cram It: Reed/Rondon. Ditto on Tillman.

            • RicoSuave says:
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              @JFK: Thanks again guys!

  83. Andre says:
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    Waiver wire pickup help in a 10 team keeper league:

    In a league with Hits ,HR, Avg, Steals, RBI, and Runs as counting stats, who puts up numbers to be a 3rd OF for ROS?

    My. Bourn, Pollock, Calhoun. C. Crawford, Byrd, Viciedo, or D. Murphy?

      • Andre says:
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        Thanks!

  84. Vottomatic says:
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    Needed some power so I gave Anibal (who I got from waivers anyway a while back) for Myers. How did I do?

  85. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Getting concerned about Eovaldi. His K’s are way down, his hits given up are way up, his schedule thus far has been a bunch of cupcakes (vs. COL, vs. SD, @PHI, vs. SEA, @ATL, vs. ATL, vs. NYM, @SD, @SF, vs. PHI). And he’s given up 12 earned runs in his last 22 innings.

    Are you concerned?
    Would you add Vogelsong, Duffy, Skaggs, Vargas, Estrada, or Heaney in his place?

  86. sul says:
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    Sale for Rios is pretty fair in a 10 teamer?

  87. SportiveTricks says:
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    Who do you think is the better speculative stash:

    Brothers or Ottavino?

    O’Day or Britton?

    Axford or a bag of dicks?

    Thanks.

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey: Haha, I hope Axford reads this and is reduced to tears of laughter…as opposed to the other kinds of tears he’s reduced us to due to the performances that inspired this literary wit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  88. david says:
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    would you start either:

    1.) hudson @ col, or
    2.) garza @ atl ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @david: I’d spin Garza.

      • david says:
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        that’s what i was thinking,, too. i’m going to don my Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses and hope for the best.

    • Goose says:
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      @david:

      For what it’s wuertz… ATL is bottom three in runs scored and OPS so far this year vs. RHP – ahead of the Mets, behind the Cubs.

  89. Teddy Heater says:
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    What a GREAT DAY! Cobb, Bruce & Calhoun all back! Woo Hoo. At least our prayer octagons worked for Bruce! Trumbo……. not so much, maybe we need a different approach with that one.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Now that I have some healthy guys back I need to cut one, this feels weird cause I’m not use to cutting guys this season. Ozuna or Cahloun moving forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  90. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    So I know he hit a dinger last night and that dingers make everyone happy, but any concern about Pujols’ relative slowdown in May and increase in groundballs and infield flys?

    I guess I’m wondering if May is an anomaly or if he’s going to continue to slow down as the long season wears on him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: It’s Albert Pujols…any small sample of a down swing in his production is the anomaly. It’s baseball…every hitter goes cold for a week or two, hell, even a month. His numbers will be there at seasons end.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: He’s hit 3 homers in 4 games, I wish every player slowed down that dramatically

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: that guy meant to post his concern exactly last thursday pre LAA game. at that point pujols was cold for whole month of may. it’s what led my dumbass to bench him on that day and (worse) sunday (2 homer game)

  91. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Little known fact about Jered Weaver. He was a child actor in the 80’s –

    Jered Weaver

    • puigleague choo says:
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      @Sky:

      so pretty…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: That looks like Bobby Cox

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Wonder if he was the inspiration for that movie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he was, you didn’t know that?

  92. The Big Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto includes QS and K/9 —
    (1) Hold onto my (Alex) Wood, or drop for a schmohawk like Edwin Jackson?
    (2) Drop Joe Smith for Belisario?
    (3) Or drop Wood for Belisario and keep Smith too?
    Or…?

  93. Wilsonian says:
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    Better pick up in case Springer goes on the DL – which doesn’t sound that likely: Granderson or Dom Brown?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: guess I should add that it’s H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Wilsonian: add Pollock to that list, too. Somehow missed he was still available.

  94. Callahan brake pads says:
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    Good stuff as always!

    Couple questions …

    Drop pomeranz for kole Calhoun? With springer potentially down I need someone.

    Which tier pitcher should I go after for my pedroia?

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Callahan brake pads: Why would you ever drop Pomeranz now. He’s been on fire, and has a strong prospect pedigree.
      And then you’re looking for a pitcher for Pedroia? Doesn’t make sense.

      Surely you must have someone else you could part ways with to add an OF?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Callahan brake pads: For reals, if you’re looking for a pitcher, why don’t you just keep Pomeranz?

  95. Diamond Powered Zeppelins says:
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    Price & Samardzija for Verlander/Richards….which side?

  96. MikeZ says:
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    Grey —

    Tillman is droppable in a 12 team mixed league, right? Could pick up Drew Hutchison, Edwin Jackson or Jorge DLR instead.

    • Cram It says:
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      @MikeZ: Yes. I’d roster Hutch. If not, stream the spot.

  97. Macgyver says:
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    Which two SP for the ROS?

    Gallardo, Burnett, Eovaldi, Liriano, Kennedy, Bauer, Hughes, Archer, Peavy

    Thanks

  98. puigleague choo says:
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    From SON’s perspective, it’s like he’s Buehrle there, yet he continues to deliver serviceable outings. Is anyone, today, bucking the trend of SON hating him, and his dusted shoulder transcendence? I mean SON really hates this start…

    • Cram It says:
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      @puigleague choo: Who cares what SON says? That said, I wouldn’t start him in Boston.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @puigleague choo: He’s getting pounded like a street walker in the backseat of a rusted out Ford tonight.

  99. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench 1

    (37) Rios facing R. Ray (lefty)
    (54) Rizzo facing E. Stults (lefty)
    (67) Holliday facing W. Miley (lefty)
    (104) Choo facing R. Ray (lefty)
    (107) Moss facing Cobb (righty)

    Also rank these 4 – Doolittle, Rondon, Mejia and Belisario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Rizzo…Rondon

  100. stumanji says:
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    Pomeranz or Keuchel? I can’t believe I’m complaining about Pom’s spotless ERA but in a QS league I’m worried he’s going to have a lot of 5IP stat lines.

    • Cram It says:
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      @stumanji: Keuchel, less up and down risk.

  101. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Drop Soriano or Gyorko for a returning Bruuuuuuuuuuce? Currently have Utley/Beltre at 2b/3b.

    Thanks.

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        You the man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, indeed

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Grey: Love the modesty :-)

  102. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    Good call on sandoval so far, he was just sitting there on the wire. Would drop Rajai Davis for Bourn or Span?

  103. GG says:
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    Drop Carlos Santana for Rosario?

    are we there yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GG: Go for it

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @GG: Yet? Lol Rosario is the Baby Bull. #1 catcher imho

  104. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Just finished my Rosetta Stone translation course in Managerese:

    Manager: Walt Weiss says he’s sticking with Hawkins as closer
    Rosetta Stone Translation: Brothers or Ottavino will get the save tonight.

    Rotoworld saying Brothers is the stash. Do we agree? Been hearing Ottavino is the guy.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Zook’s Pest Control: haha, I thought the same thing when I heard Weiss say that. I think Hawkins might not be long for the closer’s role. I’m still going Brothers as the handcuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brothers would be my first choice

  105. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, an owner has put Price, Felix or Tanaka on the block, looking for power. Porcello and Gray have been my only good SPs, though I expect Bum to improve and get Cobb back today. Still, with the addition of QS, a lot of owners stockpile SP and/or aggressively stream, so I lose W, K and QS most weeks and my ratios haven’t been great.

    I have some attractive power bats–Ortiz at 1B, Edwin at 3B, Moss in OF and Abreu on DL. Make a deal? Would you deal any of them for Price? Would you NOT deal any of them for Felix or Tanaka? Potential FA replacements:
    1B–LaRoche, Napoli, Olt, Robot
    3B–Seager, Dominguez, Headley, Olt, Gyorko
    OF–OZUNA, Murphy, Crawford

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Also, assuming Springer hits the DL, which of the above bats are you picking up first? Position not relevant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Felix or Tanaka for anyone but Edwin… OZUNA

  106. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Who’s the best spot start the rest of this week of these available players?

    Chavez@TOR
    Pomeranz@TOR
    Richards vs KC
    Hammel@ SD
    Keuchel@Sea
    Ubaldo vsCLE

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: richards, Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON

  107. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hello Grey~ who do you like best for Holds(or saves) Clippard, O’Day, Mejilla, Motte, Bentances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Day

  108. Bye Felicia says:
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    It’s taken me longer to locate missing remote controls, than it took four Bruce to come back from knee surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  109. ujoh says:
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    Gotta drop Gallardo. Please pick one!

    McHugh
    Hughes
    Hutchison
    Porcello
    JDLR
    Hammel
    Arroyo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  110. Ryan says:
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    Wilmer Flores has been hitting quite well so far. I’m thinking of dropping yunel for him. Would it be wise to make the switch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. Matt says:
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    Kung Fu Panda or Todd Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  112. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G in a 10 team h2h I grabbed rosario since santana, well, you know…should I hold santana still and wait for a turnaround? Or just call wilin my new catcher and dump that cleveland steamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t own 2 catchers

  113. Bye Felicia says:
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    I can’t believe that Frasier isn’t 100% owned? I have him util on 3 of my squads.

  114. Nightpandas says:
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    Ramos/Rizzo/Dozier/Longo/Tulo/Gordon/Jones/Cuddyer/Gyorko/Ey2

    1/34 last night….quick way to fall out of first place!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  115. KING TROUT says:
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    I am gonna pick up Brandon McCarthy from waivers in a 16 team league but who should I drop?

    1. Melancon (I think Grille gets traded or injured, maybe wishful thinking)
    2. Britton (committee situation?, need more time to see how it plays out)
    3. Mejia (seems like the guy but he does have an innings limit and the Mets suck)
    4. Salazar (too good of a pitcher to drop in a 16 team league)
    5. Gyorko (bench and believe he will eventually turn it around)
    6. Gausman (hoping for above average production this year, I want to keep him as cheap keeper next year)
    7. Bradley (same as above)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  116. Liriano hate club says:
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    league counts regular stats and QS

    drop Liriano for Hutchison or Leake or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  117. Osnam says:
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    In a holds league, who would u rather have. Cody Allen or Dellin Betances? Looking at his numbers, Betances looks like one of the best relievers in the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  118. Birdmann says:
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    was offered Cutch and Votto for A Jones and Fielder, should I stay or should I go?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Birdmann: Go

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Cram It: I am leaning that way

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Birdmann: I am worried there could be trouble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Birdmann:

      On paper looks very strong for you. All but Jones do have minor to worse than minor injuries. Cutch just a nagging foot thing. Looks to me like you’re getting the better player at both positions and in the case of Votto, by a wide margin. If you can lose Fielder for ANY value right now you should.

      • Birdmann says:
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        @OaktownSteve: thanks, it is also a Keeper league if that makes a difference.

        • fielder's fatties says:
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          @Birdmann: latest news has Fielder seriously considering season ending surgery – so if he’s dumb enough to keep that on the table then let him have it!

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @OaktownSteve: fielder is having season ending surgery

  119. Shin-Soo Been Gone says:
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    “Selling high” on Encarnacion a few weeks back, when I was worried about his wrist, is perhaps the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in fantasy baseball, and I took Mark Mulder ahead of Sammy Sosa back in my 8th grade draft in 2001.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it was a bad call on my part…

  120. E says:
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    drop mejia or britton for belisario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  121. Maxi says:
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    trade question, AVG and OPS league:

    My Hudson and Choo for his Greinke and Travis Wood?

    My OF at the moment is Trout/Gomez/Moss with Trumbo on the DL, so I don’t mind giving up Choo but I don’t want to give him up for peanuts. Wood is meh.

    I’ve also opted for no relievers in this league, so I like the idea of adding another SP (2SP, 4 P league)

    gracias carnal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  122. Stuntbear13 says:
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    OF injuries!!
    Need fill-in. Drop D.Jennings to get Yelich?

    • Maxi says:
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      @Stuntbear13: I would do that in a heartbeat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  123. DancinHomer says:
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    need help in my H2H league (daily lineup changes). we get 3 adds per week and I’ve already used 1. with today being a short day (and Springer looking likely for the DL), would you add a bat:

    David Murphy, Span, Owings

    or use my remaining 2 moves to add a SP(s):
    Elias vs. HOU (today)
    Erlin vs. Cubs (tomorrow)

    I’m close in W, K, QS and R, RBI, BA, OPS, SB

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias, Erlin

    • Elliot says:
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      @DancinHomer:
      I like Murphy there.

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Elliot:

        If I rolled with Murphy and picked 1 SP, do you like Elias or Erlin more (looks like SON likes Erlin, but not sure if the maid from the Jetsons rolled across his path and had any affect on his rankings)

        thanks again

    • Cram It says:
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      @DancinHomer: If Springer is an every day player for you, grab a bat.

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Cram It:

        I have him rotating with Rajai Davis as my UTL slot…FWIW

        • Cram It says:
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          @DancinHomer: Go with the SP’s then

  124. Elliot says:
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    Filling in two utility spots due to injuries. Looking for the hottest schmotato. Which two to grab for a temporary fix?

    Olt, Span, EYJ, Norris, Swisher, Owings, Lake, Dominguez, Yan Gomes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span, Dominguez

  125. Bob says:
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    Trying to trade for Chapman but don’t want to overpay. Which of these guys would be the best to offer while not giving too much away?

    Fister or Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  126. Matt says:
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    Please rank pitchers Eovaldi, Beckett, Richards, Smyly, Hutchinson, McCarthy ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Smyly

  127. frankgrimes says:
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    at this point trading Kipnis gets me what pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a top SP, I wouldn’t trade him for a SP

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: even if you had dozier at 2nd (no MI 14 tm league)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trade for top SPs… But if you want to, I’d go for a top 10 SP

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: yes I know don’t trade for top SP do t get your vape pipe in a tizzy! I saw that pipe btw very classy Ha. I will send you some juices from my fav place as a thanks for all your great work.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…Thanks!

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey: email me the address to send em I’m getting low so I be putting an order in soon.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t have your email, unless it really is megustomexico at you know

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @Grey: yup that’s the one

  128. Another Catcher Questionairre says:
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    Mesoraco or Rosario? Also, as always, good stuff Mr. Mustachio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rosario

  129. OaktownSteve says:
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    Just reading the Brothers Ottavino thread above. I’ve been wondering the same thing. I didn’t know much about Ottavino. He’s 28 and came up in the Card system. Made 104 appearances for the Rocks in 2012-13. He’s always relied on his slider, no more so than this year when he’s throwing it 52% of the time. His fastball is 92.5 which solid, making him a classic fastball slider guy. There are two changes in his numbers this year the jump out. One is he’s never had a BB rate below 3.5 at the MLB level. This year he’s at .93/9. Huge change. He’s throwing more Ks, more first pitch Ks and and he’s also inducing more contact, which is probably helping him reduce the BBs.

    Brothers has always been really wild and his BB rate of 5.85 this year is a terrifying prospect in a closer. He’s compensated with a power fastball that gives him 10+ K rates the last two years that have helped him get out of trouble. This year he’s sub 8 K rate for the season, though it upticked to 8.5 in May after a bad start. But with that walk rate, that’s still on the low side of what you’d want to see. The obvious place to look with him is his fastball has dropped from 95.2 to 93.4 to 92.6. Like Ottavino, he’s also increased his slider usage, though to nowhere near the percentage. The slider looks like it grades out slightly better than a show me pitch but doesn’t look to have the wipeout kind of slider that a guy without out an elite fastball might need to close.

    Usage wise, I went through the month of May and found that Ottavino has been used after Brothers in every game in which they have both appeared, and in instances where it sets up, Brothers has pitched the 7th and Ottavino the 8th. The presence of Boone Logan means that Brothers doesn’t necessarily need to remain a match up guy. I think that’s a primary reason they got him, in case Brothers has to close. Brothers of course has the advantage of having closed so effectively last year.

    But based on usage and efficacy, if I had to handcap, I’d say 65% chance the first call for new closer goes to Ottavino. 35% to Brothers. They may also decide to go committee and play match ups for awhile.

    The larger theme though is neither one of these guys look to me to be a long-term elite option who, once they grab the job, feel like a lock to keep it (think Rosenthal last year). They both have warts and when you throw in the Coors factor, it’s all dodgy. But saves are saves. Both are worth a stash at this point, obviously. But as you prioritize, neither seems like a must have handcuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Forgot to mention the second thing about Ottavino’s numbers that jumps out. Ground ball rate is on the decline: 47.9 in 12, 45.6 in 13, 39.2 in 14. As his GBs have declined though, his HR/FB has declined also. So in profile anyway, more fly balls but fewer hard hit. Weaker contact and more fly balls might also be involved in his current .240 BABIP. About 60 points lower than over the last couple of years.

        As a side bar, I’ve said on this site many times and will say again. The best scouting is a combination of qualitative and quantitative. The numbers are very good at telling you who a player has been and to and extent who they are now and will be. But they are not very good at picking up things like change in approach, the way guys are attacking hitters, change in usage, change in manager confidence, playing time, confidence. So please, if there are any Rockies fans or otherwise who have had consistent eyes on these guys, love to have your thoughts here.

        Grey, I would love it if you would call out your vast reader minions and designate a fanatical watcher of each team that we could go to when we have qualitative questions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s going to watch the Astros?

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: me until springer got injured lol

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            It doesn’t have to be comprehensive. Just as many teams as can get covered is better than nothing. Plus I think there are a ton of people who love the site that would be glad to affiliate themselves. Hate to mention the dreaded “Bleacher Report” but what did they sell that junk for 200 million? The site already has user generated content, though very well curated and edited. This wouldn’t even be content exactly and folks wouldn’t be required to be experts. Just somebody who reads the local papers, gets the local broadcasts on radio and tv and picks up those very valuable little tidbits and trends.

            Just a thought. I wish I were the guy to organize it for you, but I can barely organize my way into pants and a cup of coffee every day.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              couple of ways it might be used. Designated watchers could email tips to an editor all week that would be organized into Sunday content. Would make a great Sunday read as a week in review fans eye. Could be fantasy relevant stuff or just funny interesting stuff or trivia from the team. Just how sports pages kind of do something different with their content than weekday beat writer stuff.

              Also, could be a person for any of your writers doing player piece or a daily league piece to ping and ask if there’s anything they might not have picked up.

              Might not be the best idea in the world. Might be more effort than it’s worth. My motives are selfish in that I want that kind of unfiltered view point to help me evaluate players. It’s an informational supplement to analysis of news reported elsewhere for strategy/tactical purposes. I just don’t have time to read 30 hometown papers and listen to 15 games a day on XM and watch 15 broadcasts on MLB tv (though if I keep livin’ right that’s exactly what I expect to be doing after I die).

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Reminds me of the 150 word blurbs that are in the USA Today under each team, I used to love those

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Yeah. Growing up I used to read the San Diego edition of the LA Times and they used to have a little page two thing call Morning Briefing, I think that had all those tidbits. SF Chronicle used to have a thing on page 6 called Top of the Sixth. Particularly effective on a Sunday. Could, in theory, anchor the Razz weekend a bit and drive some extra weekend traffic.

                  You’d need somebody who was an intermediary between the current editorial staff and the commenters to package it up and tie a bow around it.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Easier said than done, someone needs to still oversee and put it together…

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @Grey:

                      for sure it’s a commitment. and not a terribly casual one either. Be good for somebody that wants to be part of the site, is organized. but who does not necessarily want to be a writer himself (or herself).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s hard because it feels casual too

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not falling on deaf ears, but I would need someone to organize it and our current editor is already swapped

            • O'Skimpy says:
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              @Alky Sobrera: @OaktownSteve: Thanks again for sharing your insights with us!

              It may be tough to find enough commentators with the needed high commitment level to spread around. An alternative approach might be to have two or three commentators volunteering to cover each of the six MLB divisions.

              This would allow for some overlapping coverage as well as encouraging contrasting viewpoints.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @O’Skimpy:

                It could very well be. Also, it would be most effective if you had people who had some ability to really see the baseball side of baseball since we’re also looking for on field qualitative as well as meta-qualitative garnered through the media.

                But I will say the Razzball readership is pretty large these days and mixed in with the daily onslaught of Grey questions are some really good, funny, helpful comments. Might be able to coax a couple of those folks out. And ideally the commitment level would be low for those folks. Just shoot an email over to the editor when an observation strikes. The key would be finding that person.

                • Zook's Pest Control says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: Great breakdown, thanks. As a current Hawkins owner, there’s only one thing left to do: Trade this mother fucker before he loses his job!

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      good info Steve thanks

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @BigRedLatrine:

        You bet. My pleasure. Take it for what it’s worth.

  130. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    I’m seeing if I can get anything for Fielder and Sale, who I don’t trust not to be injured ROS, and I need a CI pretty bad so I offered up this trade but it’s starting to make me feel sick. Any thoughts?

    Fielder/Sale

    or

    Panda/Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  131. McGaffer12 says:
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    Keeper trade

    my:
    4th rnd Votto, 1st rnd Pedroia (not going to keep after this year), 12th segura

    for his:
    10th Freeman, 8th Altuve, 12th EverCab

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  132. Todd says:
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    Cobb or Teheran rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  133. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Im fed up with Cargo and Madbum…if i packaged them what could i get in return? Im looking for offense in the OF in a h2h points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  134. Dirt Nasty says:
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    I have Grilli coming off DL, and Rondon. Can you rank the following?

    Belisario, Rondon, Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon, Belisario

  135. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Gyorko and Jesse Chavez for Altuve and Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  136. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Choo or Gardner going forward? I have both and am looking to trade one, my thought is that Choo’s name carries quite a bit of weight so I am inclined to trade him as I feel Gardner is not much worse, if at all.

    • I Am The Liquor says:
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      Second part of this question: I am rebuilding in a keeper league and I am trying to put together an offer for Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Harvey. Is the following fair, light on my end or light on the other end?

      Choo, Robertson, Neil Walker for Ryan Zimm, Harvey, Phillips

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Choo

  137. Nyjaocbs says:
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    grey – my felix hernandez for adam jones? Or My felix for beltre? Or hold felix. thanks appreciate the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones or Beltre side

      • Nyjaocbs says:
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        @Grey: thanks so u prefer jones over beltre? Or similar enough production and base it on third base vs outfield?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  138. jack says:
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    My Donaldson and Strasberg for his Trout is meh, good or great?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good

  139. John says:
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    Lookijng ahead a bit trying to make use of my lack of roster spots so I just want to focus on best opportunities. Say in next month these guys are pitching or about to be. which of these guys or two should I be targeting for upside and help down the stretch. I wont be picking them up soon but tracking in 10 tm. ( I own walker)
    Walker Pineda AlexWood Heaney Syndergaard Meyer (another callup thats legit and will help my in late august?

    Back end of my rotation I ve got
    eovaldi Lackey keuchel Kazmir. In which order do I drop them for above opportunity. Few these guys just hold no drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Wood…Lackey

  140. Dave says:
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    drop moobs for dickerson with cargo hurt? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  141. BroJackson says:
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    I think the voo doo doll pins have moved from EE to Abreu.

    Which side: Tanaka or A. Snachez and Ventura???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  142. Q says:
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    Trying to acquire a batter. would you rather trade away Sale or Tanaka?

    Offer one of those with Yordano for Cutch?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale…Sure

  143. DancinHomer says:
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    Just read that Oscar Taveras could “possibly” be called up when the club begins a stretch in American League parks on June 4.

    Immediate add in all leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Miller says:
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    I need help in the power department and have plenty of 2B. My Carpenter for Allen Craig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig side

  145. You've Been DL'ed says:
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    H2H league Stash Taveras drop Kennedy
    Jay Bruce
    José Bautista
    Wil Myers
    Alex Gordon

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Q says:
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    Who to drop first: Masterson or Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  147. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Hey Grey, who wins:

    A – Goldy, Arenado

    B – Beltre, Poset, Minor

  148. Beyond says:
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    Whaddya think

    For Util spot ROS: M Adams or Torii H?

    For SS: Simmons or Drew?

    thx…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams…Simmons

  149. Ralph says:
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    Bonifacio or Wong over A. Hill?

    Waiting on Kipnis to get off DL and have Rendon at 2B/ss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Hill

  150. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Hawkins for Mejia, Britton, J.Smith, or C.Allen? Or should I try to package him with a bat like Arenado for an upgrade at that position and pick up one of those guys?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Package

  151. Dkohn says:
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    1) Which side? Is it fair?

    A) Alex Gordon and Josh Beckett
    for
    B) Gerrit Cole and Jon Singleton

    2) Also someone dropped Leonys Martin. Crazy drop no? Thoughts on what you’ve seen from him so far?

    Thanks ~!

    You are my favorite over the internet friend!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Dkohn: Washington insists on impeding his developement IMHO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon…2) I’d grab him…. You are mine too!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I resent that

  152. Herschel says:
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    According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Prince Fielder is “seriously considering” season-ending neck surgery.

    @Grey: thoughts on Moreland if prince is out for the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a joke…. Eh, Moreland is a 17-homer guy

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: i would take 17 hrs from prince if he doesn’t have the surgery…

        #teamavisail

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  153. Q says:
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    Well, this could take care of it….

    Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is seriously considering surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck that would end his season, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
    More
    Marty Gitlin
    CBSSports.com
    May 22, 2014 1:04 PM ET

    We can all just be done with it. If you were gonna sell, you done missed it (I, myself, done missed it. Sigh.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. Long Bawls says:
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    MARCELL! Let’s get a chant of “Mime Time!” going!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. JWray says:
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    I just read some crap that Fielder is considering having season ending surgery on his neck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  156. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream W Chen in 12 teamer at home vs Indians tday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  157. The Man Inside Me says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Great stuff as usual.
    14-team 6×6 (OBP, QS). I am in need of SB and pitching help and I am strong in HR and RBI. Would you trade Napoli and Jason Hammel for Span and Kennedy? We use 3 CI (I have, A-gon, Wright, and Rizzo) and Napoli is in my util spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Kennedy/Span

  158. Knighttown says:
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    Pujols/Zunino/Joe Smith/Liriano for Buster/CJ Wilson/Nathan/Rondon

    I need catcher and closers and would have Napoli to move to 1B. 11 team daily 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, take it if you need those things

  159. fielder's fatties says:
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    Fielder/Frazier for Longo/Laroche? Is it ethical to offer trades involving Fiedler at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  160. Wilsonian says:
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    McAllister’s Deli to the DL in Cleveland. Think they bring Salazar back already or let him simmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he was terrible in the minors in his 1st start

  161. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hey Grey. 14 teamer. Would you drop Rafael Montero to kick the tires on Baker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  162. Oppo Taco says:
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    J up or Adam jones in a keeper? Is it close? Uptons secondary stats have scared me, jones doesn’t exactly take walks either though

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Oppo Taco: and where you rank Bautista along with the other two in a keeper . Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  163. Rudacious says:
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    Outfielders

    Top 2 out of

    Bret Gardner
    Leonys Martin
    Coco Crisp
    Melky Cabrera

  164. Moscowitz says:
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    I never thought i would see the day that i would be begging to be allowed to drop Fielders fat ass and now i am doing exactly this and guess what, they dont allow me to drop him.

    What a nighmare…

  165. OaktownSteve says:
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    Only 10 SS have an OPS higher than Troy Tulowitzki……..’s slugging percentage.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Nice stat.

  166. los locos says:
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    Oh what to do with Heyward, he’s looking to have the same stats as last year. I mean move him out of lead off already, he’s a 3 hitter or 5. Simmons, Upton BJ, Freeman, Upton J, Heyward etc, he will never put up the big numbers that you say, rotowire, fangraphs, I just don’t see it, he’s 24 with no progression, the 2012 season was a fluke oh wait her batted 6 or 7 in that lineup. I am in a keeper league with this piece of trash and while I am at it, add Hosmer. 240 lbs and you mean tell me you have no pop. He’s not ever a top 15 1b in this league. Thank god to waiver wire pick ups and my friends at razzball, you are my friends right? picking up Brantley and Moss.

  167. Chicken Dinner says:
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    PANDA! My patience is being rewarded.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Wait?! Yahoo has him hitting a HR. CBS, no. What’s up?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:

        Musta been a replay overturn

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Ah…instant replay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  168. jack says:
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    What about my Pujols and Donalson for his Miguel Cabrera? A little worried that Cabrera’s average fly ball distance is down from 307 last year to 297 this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side, it’s fair

  169. You've Been DL'ed says:
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    Working my ass off trying to save a DL nightmare….

    You have already been of assistance!

    My Cargo, R Zimmerman, Hughes and McCarthy for A Gonzolez, Brantley, P Alverez and Minor

  170. You've Been DL'ed says:
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    H2h 12 team
    DL – Harper, Zimmerman, Trumbo, Kipnis and Votto

    Thanks

  171. Hondo says:
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    Update-On my FBB team,The Mountain(or somebody) is going to behead The Prince.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Game of Throws says:
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      @Grey: @Hondo: HA! perfect

  172. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff you and your neck Prince. Always figured his legs would be the first to go.

  173. Sange76 says:
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    12 team head to head points

    Buddy of mine is trying to pry Allen Craig for his Yordano Ventura.

    Have Votto, Morneau, Pence, Yelich, Alex Gordon at relevant positions.
    Staff is gerrit cole, Cain, Garrett Richards, Ian Kennedy, and Beckett.
    Guys like Phil Hughes, Hutchison, leake, lackey on the wire.

    Kind of just a blah move to make that deal, correct? Hold and see how the back of the staff and wire guys go? Also, Who would you add if Cain does go on the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  174. John says:
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    Working w fielder owner send my pujols n maybe mejia 4 hamels and ryan zimmerman…edwin moves 1b when zimm back, trust zimm?

    Other arms he has Kluber, shelby, gio, hamels

    He has 3 3b, should i trade for healthy one? alvarez arenado and zimmerman(if healthy think id want zimm?)

    ANY combo here you like.

    3b replacements on wire- pablo, lawrie prado seager
    1b replacements laroche Butler JuanFran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible deal

  175. Cram It says:
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    See any trades go down involving Harper? What do you think the fair value return is for him assuming he comes back early July? Top 100 bat? Top 50?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels-ish arm seems fair

  176. BJFG says:
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    Was just offered Jose Abreu for Longoria, would you take it?
    I have Miggy so filling the 3B hole is not an issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu

      • BJFG says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks, now to hesitate with today’s boot news before deciding to pull trigger 2 min after he withdraws the offer.

  177. You've Been DL'ed says:
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    Working my ass off trying to save a DL nightmare….
    You have already been of great assistance!
    H2h 12 team
    DL – Harper, Zimmerman, Trumbo, Kipnis and Votto
    My Cargo, R Zimmerman, Hughes and McCarthy for A Gonzolez, Brantley, P Alverez and Minor
    Thanks
    I promise no more DL crying lol

    My Cargo, R Zimmerman, Hughes and McCarthy for A Gonzolez, Brantley, P Alverez and Minor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you

  178. Red Barons says:
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    We can all drop Fielder and sleep better tonight… Probably undergoing season-ending surgery. What a waste. At least I know who I’m dropping to bring Jay Bruce back off the DL.

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Red Barons: Oh wait, he’s on the no-cut list. Great.

      • Jacks says:
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        @Red Barons: What is this no-cut list I’m hearing about? Is it some sort of blocking function that protects leagues against disruptive dumping owners?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Jacks: no cut list to make sure there’s no collusion. Fielder will soon be taken off it once yahoo’s lazy ass gets off itself and adjusts themselves to fit this news.

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    Blue Jays offense pretty scary right now.

    If you tune in to MLB right now you can see Danny Worth (OF) pitching mop up for the Tigers and throwing a knuckler. Sweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I know you’re like me Albright. Watching position players pitch is the bee’s knees.

        K’d Choice.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Got Martin on called strike 3. Ump was generous with it. Gave him an Enrico Palazzo where he went into the punch out before the ball crossed the plate.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes! Totally

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s the best, Jerry, the best

  180. Jimbo says:
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    What hitter is either Max Scherzer or Zack Greinke worth?

  181. Rudacious says:
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    Hey grey asked you a question earlier about OF

    Gardner
    Melky
    Coco crisp
    Leyomis Martin

    Top 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 2 you listed

  182. Jacks says:
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    80/20 IMO that Fielder opts for surgery. I guess I can wait till Sunday, but I’m inclined to drop his ass. I have way too many hurt guys (hello Votto and Rzimm at the corners). Thinking Laroche is best substitute? Other options are Lind, Francisco, Mini Donkey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind for now, LaRoche when he returns

  183. tim says:
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    ian kennedy or drew hutchinson

    is ozuna a must own now that he’s gone deep two times in two games? he’s on waivers, with plenty of bench space in the league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy… I’d own Ozuna

  184. Fungazi says:
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    Is Brantley for real? I got offered him for Greinke in a 12T keep 6 players, and didn’t realize until now how highly he’s ranked so far? Which would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Brantley, it’s fair

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Wow really? My SP would then be Cobb, Eovaldi, Keuchel, Bauer, Gallardo, Skaggs, Cashner… would that suffice in H2H?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks a bit wonky, depends on number of teams

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Grey: 12 teams man, half my rotation went down the DL. I don’t trust a single one of them now, let alone by the end of the year. Gotta keep Greinke in this situation right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  185. "*space* 'L' as in, 'Look over there. It's Robert Loggia!'" says:
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    Someone in my league who is clearly very very very impatient waived Profar. Since Bruce came back very very early I can drop Springer. I have built up a $27 waiver budget. The other highest waiver budgets in my league are $32, $30, $23, and $14. How much should I expect to spend to get him? …That’s of course assuming I should get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Talking about impatient with Profar and you want to drop Springer?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: what exactly about profar’s situation makes you want to do that, the fact that he’s out for another few months or that he hasn’t ever produced up to his prospect level?

  186. OaktownSteve says:
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    Reddick 2 out bases loaded miracle catch. So good apparently that they set up their home run tunnel for him in the dugout after the play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  187. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop Carlos Beltran for Shane Victorino? Both drive me crazy being injured all of the time.

    I could drop him for Pablo Sandoval, but I have Beltre and Wright at 3B already. and Prado as a backup.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Victorino

  188. Hans says:
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    Drop Ventura and/or Haren for any of the following?

    Fister
    Keuchel
    Porcello
    Hutchinson
    Vogelsong
    Pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren for Fister

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    Lestah. Feels kinda like a couple of teams went down the drain today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have him, so don’t hate it

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Crappy day building. Thought Chen was a solid play too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have like a .100 average today

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Subscribing…

  190. Ryan says:
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    My Choo cole fister for freeman bailey Gavin Floyd….12 man ops league only 3 OF, sound ok? I have Joey bats/cutch/pollock and Calhoun in my of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: I have no 1B, Abreu and hart r on the DL…is it close? I’ve been trying to get a 1B off someone since Abreu went down and am willing to eat a decent loss to have a 1B

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s close, I’d remove Floyd and Fister from the trade

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: I’d love to do that, but no way this deal happens then. I would def trade away cole and Choo to get freeman, so if bailey is anything close to what he’s been the last two yrs I’m happy with it…he offered Quintana instead of Floyd, but I wanted NL/park upside of Floyd.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go for it then

  191. Spencer says:
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    Pujols + Bumgarner for Goldy, which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, it’s fair

      • Spencer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! What’s your take on Pujols and Longoria for Goldy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pujols side

  192. Kid A says:
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    GM Daniels just made the official announcement. Blubber Boy done for season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus eff me

  193. Kid A says:
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    And Profar just got shutdown again. Got any extra potato sacks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get in line!

  194. Aero says:
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    Guess I played it too safe with leaving Cobb on the bench today after returning from injury. Looks like he and Sonny are having a nice little duel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: I saw you and some others saying yesterday to start Cobb today. Just curious what it was that made you guys say that when I thought it was conventional wisdom to sit pitchers coming off the DL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He had an oblique injury, not an arm related one

          • Aero says:
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            @Grey: Ok, interesting. I have never been a pitcher (played soccer and basketball), but figured an abdominal muscle would be worrisome. Clearly less than I thought! Consider me educated. Thanks, Grey.

          • Aero says:
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            @Aero: @Grey: Grey, after posting this last comment and the page refreshed, the site auto download “flashplayerpro_Setup.exe” on me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Weird, I’ll pass it along to my web person…

              • JFK says:
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                @Grey: FYI, that’s happened to me several times today, as well.

  195. "*space* 'L' as in, 'Look over there. It's Robert Loggia!'" says:
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    Hey Grey, I take your point, but I have Bruce and Hamilton as RFers. I only have one 2B in Pedroia. Would you not prefer to field another potentially solid backup 2B instead of a third RF? Understanding that Profar is now out for another indefinite period of time, I would still think I’d seek out a 2B. You wouldn’t?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not fielding Profar, he’s out for 3 months… Springer could be better than Hamilton this year, Profar is not great…

      • "*space* 'L' as in, 'Look over there. It's Robert Loggia!'" says:
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        @Grey: Otaaay. Thanks for your thoughts. You’d stay with Springer as a 3rd RF rather than grab a Lawrie, Escobar, or Franklin as a 2nd 2B?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why do you need a 2nd 2B?

          • "*space* 'L' as in, 'Look over there. It's Robert Loggia!'" says:
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            @Grey: I have a 2nd of every position.

  196. Love this blog!

    Haven’t seen much on Pedro Alvarez, I’d he a buy low? Where would you rank him as a hitter?

    Trade frieri for him? I’d it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 70, good power, terrible average… I’d trade Frieri for him

  197. "*space* 'L' as in, 'Look over there. It's Robert Loggia!'" says:
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    By the way, that’s 18 who are or have been on the DL for our Rangers at this point. I believe worst for all season Last year was 21 by the Nationals. Nolan Ryan appears to have begun dabbling in the dark arts.

  198. goodfold2 says:
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    sure is nice owning cobb and gray, but it does suck that cobb was taken out 1 out from a win. now OAK’s gotta find a way to take the loss from Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: let it be written, let it be done. Blown save for Balfour… Again.

    • Aero says:
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      @goodfold2: Balfour blew the save, so there’s that.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Aero: yep, dodged the loss while getting VERY nice ratio help. brought era/whip down to 3.71/1.52 from the trash stats tillman/beckett/smyly/wily p did to it earlier in week.

  199. tbone2917 says:
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    You the Man!!! I know you’ve got a little shit for telling peeps to sell E5, who I didn’t have on a any teams, but you hit a home run with the sell Prince. I traded him for Rizzo and Shields. Hell ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  200. goodfold2 says:
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    keep up to 25 guys per year team. Fielder down. can’t drop. Also Profar delayed. I have Juan francisco (but he only plays righty days). I could either drop one of zunino/norris (don’t like this idea), or drop b.crawford (backup to andrus), to pick up one of parmelee/t.moore/lucas, or could try to trade one of those catchers for another 1st base (thinking i’m best off with picking up one of those other guys to platoon with juan f.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford for Parmelee

  201. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Kyle Seager for Manny Machado?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  202. Günther says:
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    Traded Fielder for Pujols/Jackson late last night. Following the day before where I moved Bauer (before his start agains the Tigers was over) for Myers.

    Should I feel guilt about not feeling guilt? Why does fantasy baseball turn us into inhuman monsters? Can Godzilla save our souls? Can Grey? What if they had a monster-mustached love child names Greyzilla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I absolve you of any guilt and sin

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: guilt is simply guilt. there’s no 2nd level guilt. why somebody would’ve made that trade last night (with news even saying there was a chance fielder would have surgery) is retarded. You may be able to help stupid without fixing it, but in fantasy leagues we are competing with each other, so why would you want to? You are just lucky to have the opportunity to benefit from it, which is nice. Do lottery ticket winners feel guilty for the people who used to be in their tax bracket?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  203. Los locos says:
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    Keeper league

    Trade I would get McCann archer for wheeler n my 7 next season

    I have montero now

    Thoughts I’m hurting in power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  204. Pager24 says:
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    i saw Balfour blew another save and pretty much sucks at life- let alone baseball. You think he loses his job soon. If so, who would you speculate on Peralta or McGee? Peralta seems like the better pitcher but McGee is having a better year

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Peralta

  205. Project Merkin says:
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    Oof, that loss of Prince hurts….but it also doesn’t, if you think about it? Need a corner man till Votto is back….who do you think? Lind, Swisher, McGehee, Asche?

    Also, this is my new Lil Dicky jam….he’s out on a date and realizes he has to take a shizz…yep, 3 verses transcribing the situation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-wwWMkkp5g

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, awesome…. Asche

  206. Kid A says:
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    Two names go in the hat: Peralta and Mcgee. Which one do you hope to pull?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: What about the pitcher formerly none as Nunez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maddon seems to be using Peralta as the set up man… I don’t think Balfour is out anyway

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: @Grey: leo nunez incognito doesn’t get high leverage at all this year (except today he came in with game tied, but only AFTER mcgee and peralta had already gone)

  207. Q says:
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    H2h OPS League:

    Side A: zobrist and Headley
    Side B: Pedro Alvarez and Aybar.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  208. Big League Wood says:
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    You starting any of the dudes tomorrow/Saturday:

    Wheeler v Snakes
    Lincecum vs Twins
    Koehler v Brewers
    Duffy vs Angels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

  209. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Tomlin or Baker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Tomlin

  210. Sad Keanu says:
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    Do you like Ozuna over Viciedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  211. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    best fielder replacement: OPS/net steals/bb/K’s as cats. ike d./parmelee/duda. also i gotta find out how many keepers we have and i’ll get back to you about whether fielder is droppable or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parmelee

  212. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Need to replace Prince at Util. Be great if Trumbo would come back a little sooner a la Bruce.

    Moreland, Ozuna, Moobs, Reddick, Plouffe, or Olt. Need power. NEED power.

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  213. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i could just ask it this way till i figure out whether or not we have 3 or 4 keepers. rank top 4 of these guys for keeper status.
    bruce/annabelle/zimmerman (3b)/fielder/jones/altuve/springer/a.gordon/t.walker?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 2nd question,to shore up fielder for the year (and his ex roster spot). do you like kendrys better than parmelee, i can stash him in NA slot. singleton is gone, and no other 1B prospects can i think of. I’m thinking Kendrys gets job early into June.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Bruce, Springer, Fielder

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: in this case i’m hoping either i only have 3 keepers or springer doesn’t in fact need a stint, so i won’t have to drop any other DL person to keep fielder.

  214. Harvey says:
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    Fielder or Chris Davis? Which side are you on?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Harvey: Uh……..Fielder’s out for the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • "*space* 'L' as in, 'Look over there. It's Robert Loggia!'" says:
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      @Harvey: That’s like asking Kershaw or Lincecum? Which side are you on?

  215. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    carlos Santana or evoldi

    • JFK says:
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      @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: Bagel, or wrench?
      With as many questions as Senor Albright answers, we’d do well to help him out w/more context/clarity…cust kayin’ :P

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @JFK: which has more value its pretty simple

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Tony Cingrani’s Ego: so is bagel vs wrench, depending on what sit you are in

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @SwaggerJackers: unless you’re starving to death, then you’d rather want the bagel. or on all carb, and not wrench diet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  216. Mike says:
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    Players are hitting the wire everywhere today …

    Drop Brett Lawrie for Pablo Sandoval?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  217. "*space* 'L' as in, 'Look over there. It's Robert Loggia!'" says:
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    What’s wrong with another 2B? My bench currently provides me at least one backup at every position except 2B. It’s taken me a while to manage this kind of quality redundancy. You don’t like? I suppose I could roster 20 pitcher instead, but that’s how I’ve got it.

  218. SwaggerJackers says:
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    So many damn pitching injuries!

    I lost Fernandez, Cashner, and Cliff Lee.

    Who’s the best replacement in a QS league?

    Niese, Bauer, Gee, Skaggs, Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    F*** you Gregerson. F*** YOU. It had to be a home run, didn’t it? F****** asshole.

  220. Its too high says:
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    Grey

    Who you like better ROS Cargo or Cutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pweeg!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Eff Masterson too. I dropped him yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: masterson’s getting lucky, if not for those double plays (i said this after his last start), he’s a higher favorite to allow >4 every start than not. No K’s at all.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: OK, then.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @SteveNZ: yep. notice the lack of a double play that inning, and that he hit consecutive batters in previous inning.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’m not a huge Puig fan, but he makes some incredible plays. Big time talent.

  221. Billy Mousetrap says:
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    Hey Grey, trying to get some more pitching. I’d like to go at Teheran or Cobb and I have a stacked OF w/ Jones, Marte, Stanton, and Myers. What would you offer for Teheran? for Cobb? Thanks a mil, great writeup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte or Myers for Cobb

  222. Big Magoo says:
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    Grabbed Taveras as a two week stash in multiple leagues today. As much as I like Polanco, I’d say it’s a coin flip between the two for most fantasy value in ’14. My money’s on Taveras though. Any takers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Polanco, clear avenue for playing time

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: True, the Pirates have nothing in right field, but Taveras has been starting in center field in the minors over the past couple of weeks. The Bourjos/Jay combo isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Big Magoo: Polanco will def have more plate appearances and he will get steals.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: isn’t polanco also doing a bit better than oscar in AAA too?

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @goodfold2: Polanco is likely to steal more bases, but Taveras has better plate discipline and projects to hit for a better average. Power is debatable, but I’d give a slight edge to Taveras. This is a player who was a top-3 prospect going into last season, and #1 on many boards, who slipped due to injury issues. Skills are top-notch. And I really like Polanco. Just think that Taveras is being somewhat overlooked (in redrafts, mostly) due to the time that he missed.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Big Magoo: i agree with the overlooked part, but he will get enough less at bats to give overall value to polanco, likely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tis is true

  223. Project Merkin says:
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    I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but did anyone just see Sale’s first inning? Slinging like he was in his first few starts. 3 up, 3 K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t see it

  224. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Jedd Gyorko, Kole Calhoun.
    get- Jose Altuve, Geraldo Parra.

    looking for an increase in AVG and SB.

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Rosario. 1B- CDavis. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Moreland.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Yelich. OF- Calhoun. UT- Saunders.
    BN- CYoung, Duda, LaMahieu, Espinosa, Konerko. DL- Ruggiano.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
    P- O’Day. P- Shaw. P- Oviedo.
    BN- ESantana, Kennedy, Ross, Tepesch. DL- Erlin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  225. Dave says:
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    Do I need to get more than just Chris Sale in return for J Upton?

    Also trying to get Bum and Werth for him, cool?

    Five keepers

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade him for a pitcher

  226. JFK says:
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    Any of these guys worth holding, or are they all streamers in a 12-team H2H?

    Odorizzi, T. Wood, Skaggs, Quintana, McCarthy, Vogelsong

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  227. John E. Depth says:
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    Did I mss something in OAK, I thought Doolittle was the closer? It would have been his third straight day to work but that’s not a huge deal. What gives?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @John E. Depth:

      They didn’t want him to go again. Melvin said pre-game he’d be unavailable. Gregerson has really looked like garbage to me. He’s got a low velocity sinking fastball that doesn’t always sink and which he doesn’t spot real well. His vaunted slider doesn’t always have downward bite. I said this before about him but I suspect the NL West parks and line ups have been propping him up.

      • John E. Depth says:
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        @OaktownSteve: thanks man. Makes me feel a little better about picking him up today….

  228. Mr. Glass says:
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    Which side would yoy prefer Bautista or bummgarner in a H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  229. nick the dick says:
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    carlos santana/beckett or gerrit cole/cj wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  230. J-Dub says:
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    When LaRoche comes back……..

    LaRoche or Tex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tex, flip a coin

  231. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Braun hurt again. 4 of my first 8 picks are on the DL, and Braun and Trout are hurt/might be DL cases. I’m really close to rage quitting the season.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: If I ate oatmeal, I’d be crying in it right now.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Tell me about it…fucking braun.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Swfcdan: that must be a small league you are in to have drafted trout (so no lower than 2nd overall), and then got braun (so even if 8 team, that’s the 15th pick) on the way back? crazy town. or even lower (19th-23rd)

  232. Swfcdan says:
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    What the eff Lester!? And of course Crush is 0-3 despite them having scored 5 already, and Hamels couldnt even win vs the Fish. Hitters currently 3-32 tonight, freakin awesome!!

    FMFBBL

  233. EK says:
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    Pls rank for pts leagues?
    Colon v ARI (13.3)
    Anderson @ NYM (10.3)
    Wood @ SD (9.9) 
    Jackson @ SD (7.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with SON

  234. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Trade Masterson for schoop? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  235. Shark says:
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    I just traded Chris Sale and Tanner Roark for George Springer and Angel Pagan, not knowing about the Springer injury. Did I get hosed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

  236. Big League Wood says:
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    Yankees are trying to run up Sale’s pitch count by striking out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  237. B.o.B says:
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    Looking to dump Austin Jackson and Eric Hosmer…Desmond Jennings, Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward, Torii Hunter, George Springer all available in my 10 team, OBP league. What should I do???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond over Jackson

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: So you like Hosmer over Gordon, Heyward, Hunter and Springer, correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  238. Alex says:
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    Cool to trade Alex Gordon for Ryu or Cobb? or just cobb?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  239. 740 says:
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    Wats good Grey, SON has Bailey at 10..would u start him tomorrow?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  240. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Britton or Belasario?

    Britton pitched the 9th tonight. SAGNOF

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisario

  241. nick the dick says:
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    Beckett>estrada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckett

  242. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Yes, I know some of us are beginning to doubt Mr. Eovaldi. Such doubts are understandable. Maybe even warranted. But always look at the upcoming schedule of your sometime beloved starters before abandoning them. Eovaldi’s next start is away at Washington. He’s not as good on the road and might get beaten up a bit. But then he has The Atlanta Whiff Machine in Miami. Boner. The Chicago Cubs. Road Boner. Pittsburgh at home. Home Boner. Cubs at home in Miami. Johnsonsville-Brats Boner. Then the Phillies Away and the Phillies at Home. So, you can go ahead and join the doubters and jump ship. Or you can let him sit unnoticed for his next start in Washington and then watch him look REAL GOOD after that for a few weeks.

  243. Hulkster says:
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    I’ve got mostly single-starters next week other than Skaggs. Can you help me pick 5 from this list? Cobb (@TOR), Kluber (COL), Minor (@BOS), Sanchez (@OAK), Skaggs (@OAK, @SEA), Fister (TEX), Liriano (@LAD), Archer (@TOR).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Liriano, Archer or Minor

  244. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    16 team OPS and total bases as cats H2H league. jaso or pierzynski. jaso’s ranked higher on player rater in pretty much every category but only plays some of the time. (does have around 100 at bats, before today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pierzynski

  245. Party Boy John says:
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    to get alex cobb would you trade jay bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  246. SteveNZ says:
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    Looking, J-Up? LOOKING?

    FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  247. Deck says:
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    Gotta drop someone to take Bruce off the DL, desperate for saves (as you will clearly see). Who gets the ax?

    12 team mix OBP

    C Rosario DL
    1 Morneau
    2 Cano
    3 Cabrera
    S Segura
    O Cespedes
    O Rios
    O Kemp
    U Hosmer
    B Taveras/Bruce DL

    S Bailey
    S Teheran
    S Liriano
    S Fister
    S J Chavez
    S Lohse
    R Britton
    R Qualls
    R Allen
    R Shaw
    R Bellisario

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  248. Alex says:
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    I can drop fatty fielder right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  249. nick the dick says:
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    Belli-sorry-yo pretty shaky

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: needed that shitty call

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @nick the dick: flowers’ framing took away a strike from that at bat so it broke even. flowers really isn’t the right catcher for belisario either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s an understatement

  250. Caucasian Sox says:
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    5×5 roto 10 team league.

    I give: A. Gordon, A. Sanchez.

    I get: Rosario, A. Jackson, C. Archer.

    Looking for a good catcher, R, RB, andI SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Caucasian Sox says:
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        @Grey: meh?

    • Deck says:
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      If you are looking for a good catcher just pick up Norris

      • Caucasion Sox says:
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        @Deck: He isn’t available. I have Castro, but his average kills me.

      • Caucasion Sox says:
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        @Deck: He isn’t available. I have Castro, but his average kills me.

  251. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    hey ELias, the way to do this isn’t to put the first two guys each inning on base.

  252. c0wfunk says:
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    Hallo there.. Nice to see Cobb back and dealing. Masterson is killing me I amloast left him benched and felt real good there that I didn’t til the end. you still hanging onto him? Worried about the velocity drop and lots of home runs.

    I was offered Brantley for my Teheran. It is a deep head to head league; my pitching hasn’t been terrific but I’m staring to lag in offense after losing abreu and votto. At first I thought men but who knows. I could counter with Ventura or maybe Chavez.. What say you sir grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Chavez

  253. SteveNZ says:
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    Chen, Garza, Lestah, O’Day, Gregerson and Stults. What a day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I’ve lost 4 points in ERA in the FCL today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m treading water overall… You in first still?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Good heavens no. 4th now. 8pts out of first, 9 clear of OTS in 5th.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              About where I am too… Treading water, hoping something clicks…

  254. c0wfunk says:
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    “At first I thought men but who knows” .meh, not men. I definitely did not think men. Yeah that’s right.

  255. Party Boy John says:
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    Would you trade for mesoraco or stick with carlos santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  256. Henry says:
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    Drew Hutchinson or TIllman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

      • Henry says:
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        @Grey:

        Pick 1 ROS between Koehler, Hutch, Roark, Leake, and Floyd?

        Thanks, and great write-up as usual!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leake…Thanks!

  257. SteveNZ says:
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    Carlos Santana – holy shit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  258. Party Boy John says:
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    would you trade melky or brantley for segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Party Boy John: not Brantley segura blows

  259. Josh says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Do you do eovaldi and anibal Sanchez for Strasburg ?

    And if I have to. counter would you do drew pomeranz and anibal for Strasburg?

    Thank you in advance

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh:

      10man deep bench league, standard 5×5
      Categories, h2h

      Trying to upgrade a pitcher here are my following

      Sp: yu gray anibal bailey pomeranz keuchel porcello eovaldi kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Strasburg in either

  260. nick the dick says:
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    Nice to see pence and desmond startin to slam but where’s the legs?! In a 10 team porcello or zobrist arent worth a #1 waiver priority are they? Ive been sitting on it so far but I feel like there might be a better grab eventually. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist is if you need a MI

  261. Rudacious says:
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    Alex Gordon or Bret Gardner or yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  262. John says:
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    Hutch or Lackey or too close to waste transaction?

    • Alex says:
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      @John: Lackey gets Braves in second start, looks juicy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too close

  263. Bobby Nice says:
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    is anyone starting Chavez @TOR Saturday?

    • Alex says:
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      @Bobby Nice: Oh man after what they did to lester, not if i can help it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dangerous

  264. Lubey says:
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    Grey,

    Great call selling Fielder a couple weeks ago. I was all for holding out but Im liking Abreu a lot better haha. You da man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  265. Josh says:
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    Garrett Jones or Singleton to replace an injured Prince Fielder. I currently have Matt Adams as my 1B.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Josh: Same boat,same question.I grabbed Garrett,but might try to squeeze Singleton in for a look.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  266. Adam says:
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    would you trade Morenau for A. Craig at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  267. Alex says:
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    Stubbs or SIngleton ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  268. tim says:
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    i’m a billy hamilton owner but still almost last in my league in steals.. i need more. who should I try and trade alex gordon for?
    desmond jennings
    leonys martin
    starling marte (also last in Ks, taking him on worries me)
    rajai davies

    waiver wire: aoki, revere, EYJ,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just pick up Young

  269. Mike b says:
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    Just wanted to ask what I did to make fantasy baseball gods hate me? JoFer AND prince…fo really?!? Thought Profar Hamilton gio Rosario Jansen Archie Sano was plenty to test my keeper team. -OBP league-
    Need CI from this group: can add 2 as I had to drop hart also..
    freese
    swish
    Dominguez
    kendrys (speculative and can’t wait a month for the production)
    carter
    Olt
    Asche
    Reynolds
    C.Johnson

    Thanks, I’ll be sobbing in the corner while I await a response/hug.