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I had high apple pie in the sky hopes for David Robertson, but no one is safe.  “There’s a storm a comin’!  Jebediah, should I bring the cows into the barn?”  “No, Gissley!  It wants our closers!”  “But I only have Juan Cruz!  And I’s not even sure he’s the set-up man”  “It doughs’cent matter!”  Really, really shocked by Robertson performance yesterday (2/3 IP, 4 ER), but I guess I shouldn’t be.  I’ve officially ‘learned’ Closepocalypse on my computer spellchecker.  If Soriano is out there in your league, I’d grab him.  The Yankees could flip-flop right back to him since he has ‘closer experience.’  You know, pulling the ol’ Robertson is just more comfortable in the 8th inning shtick.  At this rate, Fernando Rodney’s going to be the only $12 Salad next month.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Sale – This is a message from the Emergency Broadcast Network.  If you are a closer, just go for an MRI now.  You’re pitching with a torn tendon.  I repeat, you have a torn tendon.  So, Addison Reed might now be the closer on the White Sox, as Sale goes to get an MRI today.  Robin Ventura thought a good way to preserve an injured pitcher’s arm was to throw him into high-leverage situations.  I say that’s crummy with crackers, but what do I know?  I’m just a guy who has a hard time pronouncing the word ‘peculiar.’  If Reed is out there, I’d grab him immediately.  If Reed gets the closer job, he has a chance to be a strong Donkeycorn with $12 Salad upside.   To all of those who are reading Razzball for the first time, that last sentence wasn’t gibberish.  It only sounded like it.

Jeff Niemann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Yankees in the House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built.  You got co-jo’s (I’m gonna start saying co-jo’s for cojones; hopefully, it works better than twelve after twenty).  I mean, big giant co-jo’s if you went with Niemann in this start, and your co-jo’s were rewarded.  Good co-jo’s.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  His first halves are so obviously hot every year, I’m sorta kicking myself for not owning Joyce.  (We should’ve got Beltran in at least one league, too.  That one hurts worse.  Eh, it’s Monday morning quarterbacking.  Beltran could be doing a Torii and vice versa.)

Casey Janssen – Got the save yesterday and will for the immediate future.  Doesn’t his last name look like a loveseat at Ikea?  Why do you have such crazy spellings and such comfortable furniture?  “If you want, I’ll sleep on the Janssen, and you can crash on the Wilhelmsen or Sogard.”  Eh, maybe it’s me.  Any the hoo!  Janssen is now the Blue Jays closer.  I doubt this will stick very long, but it wasn’t like Santos is on the DL with a chipped tooth.  WAPU!  (Where Available Pick Up — Note to self:  Acronyms aren’t that handy when I have to spell out what they mean.)

Brandon Morrow – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks. Hey, I heard you were a wild one… Does Flo Rida rhyme Cus D’AMato in that song?  So Morrow is back to the crazy K/walk guy that I once loved?  I don’t get it, but I offered Rudy a bet that Morrow will have at least a 3.75 ERA the rest of the way, and Rudy didn’t jump at the wager, offering me back 3.50.  Whatever the case, he’s not staying at 2.27 ERA, where he’s currently at.

J.P. Arencibia – 1-for-4 with his 3rd homer.  He has 2 homers in the last week and is hitting over .400.  What’s your craptcher doing?

Ike Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I wouldn’t say he’s alive yet (still hitting .179), but he definitely hit a homer yesterday (maybe while sleepwalking).  It seems pretty implausible that he has an average under .250 this year, so it’ll take a whole lot of tryin’ (and some hits) just to get up that hill.

Jeanmar Gomez – 7 IP, 8 ER, 13 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Hopefully not too many of you went for this Cleveland Streamer.

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 2 H, 11 Ks.  He’s turned into the ultimate homeschooler since he’s become a Brewer.  Last year, his Home/Away ERA was 3.13/4.70.  This year, it’s 1.80/7.20.  Maybe someone can start packing Greinke’s blankie with him on road trips.

John Axford – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Kazaam!

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4 with his 10th homer to raise his average to .313.  Let’s do a first tier of the top ten check (which is kinda like a cup check but less stressful):  1. Braun — Fine.  2. Miggy — Fine.  3. Pujols — Maybe it’s not less stressful.  4. Votto — Maybe you hit for power.  5. Bautista — Well, Braun and Miggy are good.

Aroldis Chapman – Moved his record to 3-0 and his ratios to 0.00 ERA and 0.57 WHIP with 27 Ks in 15 2/3 IP.  Is there any other rotation Aroldis wouldn’t be a part of in the history of baseball?  The 1971 O’s?  The 1920 White Sox?  The 1889 Spiders?

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks to lower his ERA to 1.12.  He’s in such a zone, right now every batter he sees he pictures Jason LaRue.

Drew Stubbs – 2-for-4, as he stole 3rd base with two outs in a 0-0 game.  Later, Brandon Phillips stole 2nd with two outs in the 9th inning with Bruce at bat and the pitcher’s slot up next, which meant the other team would walk Bruce to get to the Reds’ best pinch hitter, Miguel Cairo.  Dusty Baker may be a lot of things, but he’s definitely a SAGNOF loyalist.  Who steals with Bruce up in the 9th inning with two outs knowing they’ll walk him?  So bonkers.  Why isn’t Buzz Bissinger following around Dusty Baker for one season to record his moves?  “Today, Dusty Baker had the infield play on the grass for five innings accidentally when he moved his toothpick to the left side of his mouth.”

Sean Marshall – Why do I feel like we should start calling the site Razzball:  All Saves, All the Time.  Marshall tried to blow yesterday’s game, but instead gave up a solo homer to Braun and Dusty pulled him, so Logan Ondrusek picked up the save.  Marshall’s been pretty bad (almost 5 ERA, 1.55 WHIP), so I wouldn’t be surprised if Dusty does go to Chapman or Logan.  You can’t speculate on Chapman in any competitive leagues, because he’s owned, but there’s always Ondrusek — it’s the age of Ikea furniture!

Jonathan Sanchez – To the Disgraceful List.  We may never see him again in the under four epoch.  Or ERA, if you don’t have a grade schooler’s tendency to overuse a thesaurus.

Josh Johnson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  When the FIP meets the pavement, Johnson takes off.  I’m not totally convinced he’s fully around the corner, but he’s obviously no longer doing donuts in Garbageville.

Steve Cishek – Do you even have to ask what the new closer for the Marlins did?  Do you really need to ask?  Of course you don’t, but I’ll tell ya.  He blew the save.  It wasn’t totally his fault, but Mujica still may steal more glances from Ozzie’s Neck Towel.

Christian Friedrich – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  As previously mentioned the other day aforementionedly, I like Friedrich in NL-Only leagues.  His K/BB rate was very solid in the minors and now that he’s done what he did vs. the Padres, he’ll get the Giants next.  Yes, please and thank you.

Josh Willingham – 2-for-4 with his 6th homer.  Back from his cold sores, he’s got a hot bat.  Googler of “cold sores” + “hot bat,” we won’t judge you here.

Danny Valencia – Twins optioned him to Triple-A.  Twins are hoping to get Valencia going against lesser competition and split squad games are so Spring Training.

Francisco Liriano – Demoted to the bullpen because the Twins didn’t want their Triple-A team to get any worse.

Erik Bedard – Left the 2nd inning with back spasms.  Doesn’t sound too bad, so he’ll probably miss a month.

Andrew McCutchen – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Giancarlo’s plus one for the 2nd Rounders Who Were Disappointing Party finally showed up.  Someone should ring up Hanley and Reyes so these flat breads don’t go to waste.

Joel Hanrahan – Got the save yesterday, but Hanrahanananananananan’s nananananananananana passed away and he will be out on bereavement this Friday.  Grilli or Juan Cruz could see saves this weekend.  In one league, I threw another closer on the Grilli.

Allen Craig – Hit his 3rd homer.  All he’s done is hit since his return from the DL.  Speaking of DL stints, Berkman’s due back Friday.  Playing time is a concern for Craig, but I’m thinking the Cards have to play him.  Your deity of choice knows their blahtoon at 2nd base isn’t working, so Craig could move there.

J.J. Putz – 2/3 IP, 4 ER to raise his ERA to 9.00.  It was a non-save situation, but I’m beginning to think by July there’s gonna be teams dialing up Alfonseca to close games.  Maybe they can get a six-finger discount.

Adam Dunn – Hit his 10th homer yesterday.  I was obviously wrong that Dunn was done.  Bunyan’s still got some lumber.  Big Donkey’s still deserves the brays.  Adam’s the apple of every fantasy baseballer (<–my mom’s term!) who wants 30+ homers and a lousy average.  It was mocked when Ventura put Dunn in the three hole, but I’m not sure it was a stroke of genius or every move Ventura’s done so far is dopey, but if you throw enough shizz against the wall, something will stick.  And something will stink.

Tim Lincecum – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks.  On the bright side, there was only two walks and 8 Ks.  On the less bright side, it was two walks in only five innings and he gave up 8 hits and 4 runs.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks to lower his ERA to 1.89.  It’s silly early to be saying this, but it wouldn’t shock me to see him in the Cy Young running, if he stays healthy.  Then next year, I’ll like him a lot and he’ll get hurt in April.

Drew Storen – Might throw this week putting him on schedule to return in early June.  I hope he has a setback because I have HanK-Rod in a few leagues, but that’s just me.

Chris Johnson – 1-for-3 with his 4th homer.  Or 4 homers in the last week.  Maybe I should’ve dropped Zimmerman when he returned from the DL.  Things that make you go hmm…

Yoenis Cespedes – Has a strained muscle in his left hand.  The A’s are saying he can avoid the DL and could be in the lineup as early as today.  Michael Moore offered to take Yoenis back to Cuba for tests, but he declined.

Will Middlebrooks – Bobby Valentine said Middlebrooks won’t play the outfield, but will send him back to the minors when Youuuuuuuuuk returns.  Unless they can make Youuuuuuuuuk into gluuuuuuuuue.

Jason Vargas – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Marginer!

Tim Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K.  I’d put him in the same class as Big Z, Capuano, Dempster (a tad better) and Ted Lilly, i.e., more valuable on your team than what you can get for them in a trade.

Rafael Dolis – A 1-2-3 inning to get the save.  It was a pleasant alternative to Marmol save opps.  Those usually sound like “SuperCarlosfrigginMarmolpissshitjustbringinRafaelDolis…”

  1. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    had robertson and putz in a weekly league with peavy, grank, morrow, and yo-va… over the course of 4/3 innings these two dickholes took at 1/1ish era/whip straight to hell. in other news, target brand microwaveable wild rice goes real well with shrimp and broccoli. but, JESUS: 8ER in just over an inning. i’m not even hungry any more; get this shrimp out of my face…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, Ha!

  2. DasPeck says:
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    So, what do you make of Wainwright’s league second-best SIERA (2.70) and xFIP (2.65) and a 9+ K/9? Can we expect him to get even better (better from lately… not better from his Lincecum-like start)?

    I’d love to know that he might repay me for early April…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DasPeck, He looks like he’s figured things out, yes…

  3. Brad.k says:
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    These daily notes are the funniest thing going! Im addicted

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brad.k, Thanks!

  4. Kyle says:
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    Whats up with Paul Goldschmidt? Have the space for him, but do you think he is droppable in a 14 team mixed league or should I hold onto him? Think the homers will ever come?

    • @Kyle, who is your 1st base dude man – I like to use my space for producted players

      • kyle says:
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        @Mr Baseball, votto, but this league is extremely deep 3 OF 3UTIL 14 teams, not much on waiver wire

  5. Wovenstrap says:
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    My staff has CJ Wilson, Greinke, Gio, Anibal, Worley, Wandy, Beachy, Latos, and Marcum. Five SP slots. I think my top 4 are Wilson, Greinke, Gio, & Anibal. Assuming you agree, who’s my #5? Or which 2 pitchers do I spot? Will Latos ever be good enough to make the top 5?

    • Vacation says:
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      @Wovenstrap, Beachy is your 5. Not even close in my opinion. Next two would be Worley and Latos.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Vacation, Latos is #6 ahead of Worley.

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    8 teamer. Drop Dolis or Valverde for Addison Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Nope

  7. Kevin says:
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    Drop Goldschmidt for Ike? I have Howard stashed.

    • @Kevin, I gave up on him this year except in keeper league – Ike has better track record – and the band played on

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Kevin, Absolutely

  8. d2bnz says:
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    What! No mention of the closer who comes on with bases loaded and no one out in the ninth…..must help to be visually impaired!!

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @d2bnz, they talked about it yesterday in the comments…

  9. Tony says:
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    wow- and now putz happens to me, i can’t wake up to any more of these nites, what the eff is going on?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Tony, You can’t what? No need to drag me into it….
      My bullpen in one league is Putz, K-Rob, HanKrod, Cishek…ouch

  10. Jam405 says:
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    Please rank these 3b, thanks!
    Alvarez
    Johnson
    Seager
    Middlebrooks
    Reynolds
    Headley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jam405, Alvarez, Johnson, Middlebrooks

  11. Chris J says:
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    The whole Aroldis fiasco makes me want to dropkick babies.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Chris J, the reds want him down the stretch,saving his innings is what they said last night,so he will be a starter and i would think within a month

      • Chris J says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC, thanks for the heads up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris J, Ha!

  12. J. Adam says:
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    Psst… The Emoticon was excellent on the hill again. Shouldn’t be overlooked, even though it was against a team that normally (unless playing the Tigers) can’t hit their way out of a paper bag!

  13. Own Putz, Marshall & Robertson. Oh, and picked up Bedard for a spot start. Cust kayin’.
    Everyone else can have a nice day.

    • RK says:
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      @zombie, yeah, Bedard did that to me, too. I’d drop him but I’m afraid he would break.

  14. Colton says:
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    Drew Smyly, John Danks, or Justin Masterson ROS?

    • Vacation says:
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      @Colton, I say Smyly, but I don’t know what ROS means. Rest of Season?

      • chunk says:
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        @Vacation, yes

  15. papasmurf says:
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    In a span of a week I had gained two closers in Sale and Jansen. It left me with 5 closers. Since I also need HLDs I traded Frank Francisco away for a HLDs guy… two days later, Sale is going for an MRI…

    So I may be back down to 3.

    If Dolis loses his gig, then I’d be back to look for additional closers. As the closrusal turns…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Ha, yup

  16. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I wouldn’t mention a marginal catcher in a roundup without also listing the 5 catchers I’d currently rank above, as well as below him… but apparently you’re a masochist. Enjoy ranking catchers in the comments for the rest of the day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Oh, and I watched…

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Grey, Some great bikini shots of Christina last night. I can’t believe what a moron she is, but she also happens to be smokin’ hot. How can you not connect the dots when someone tells you, “We’re sending a couple votes your way in case Tarzan plays an idol… uhh… but… err… we’re not voting you off or anything.”

        Kat bawling last week was hilarious. I think I’m going to watch The Ponderosa to see if she’s as entertaining off the main show as she was on it.

        I’m sick of seeing Kim freshly showered and eating a hearty meal. I feel like she’s been on every single reward… yet no one sees her as a threat?

        This will be possibly the most bitter jury of all time. A bunch of bitter beer faces over there already, and the next two to go (whomever they are) will be just as, if not more bitter.

        • Grey

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          @Awesomus Maximus, The problem is the jury might be bitter but they don’t seem capable of expressing it. Just pouty. Kat’s awesome for calling them bitches this week… It’s a real shame that no one puts things out there to out Kim’s game. I hate that I have to root for Alicia to trip her up. My girl’s still alive! (Chelsea) And, yeah, Christina is crazy hot. And not too bright.

  17. scott says:
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    Morning!

    I gotta drop two of these guys in 12-team roto keeper league, who would you recommend?

    T Campana
    T Hunter
    M Joyce
    J Tabata
    R Furcal
    L Morrison
    O Infante
    J Weeks
    W Middlebrooks
    D Gordon

    Thanks as always!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @scott, Definitely Infante. Probably Furcal next

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott, Weeks, Infante or Campana if you don’t need steals…

  18. Ryan says:
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    Do you like Gavin Floyd tomorrow against KC?
    Need to pick up a pitcher
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Sure

  19. stoopid says:
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    14 tm mixed: Trade my Reimold & Craig for Schaefer & B.Meyers? I need the SAGNOF and have power to spare (sort of).

    10 tm mixed: Drop Rios or Cozart for Lind? My MI’s are Uggla, Andrus, & Altuve so Cozart usually rides the bench. Rios is my 6th OF in a 5 OF league so he’s a bench/fill in guy as well. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, It’s fair… Cozart…

  20. stoopid says:
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    1 more question: Better hold for potential saves: Santiago or Soriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Soriano

  21. Ferris says:
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    sean marshall
    or
    tommy hanson
    or
    very close

    in nl-only where closers actually matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ferris, Hanson, close

  22. Vacation says:
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    Hanson.

  23. Eddie says:
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    Any injury word on Joyce? He looked like he twisted his ankle pretty badly on the HR swing. He stumbled and then actually fell over the plate before getting up and gingerly rounding the bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, I didn’t see…

      • scott says:
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        @Grey, he stayed in the game in the OF in the bottom of the 9th

  24. Wilsonian says:
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    I know you love to do this, so please rank the following bats for the foreseeable future for UTIL positions:

    Ike Turner, Lind, JJ, Kelly Jo, Youk, Boneface, Schafer, Rios, Joyce, Trumbo, Scott, Chris Johnson, Choo

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG., OBPS (On-base plus slugging)

    Currently have Hardy, Kelly, Choo. I like to keep someone with speed and someone with power to fill the holes in the lineup. Thanks. Any commenters feel free to chime in.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Wilsonian, So you currently have 3 of those guys for the one UTIL spot? Or you can pick up how many off that list? I’m confused.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, I have those three guys that I listed. I have two UTIL spots and a bench spot. I rotate in based on needs. The other guys listed are available (minus Joyce – he got picked up). Sorry for the confusion!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Hardy, Joyce, Kelly, Choo

  25. Schlitzy says:
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    In a non keeper with saves to sell do you like giving Bryce Harper and cassilla for hunter pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Yup

  26. JTR says:
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    Pick up Jemile Weeks or Campana for steals and Drop Trumbo, Markakis, or LoMo?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @JTR, Campana for LoMo.

  27. crock says:
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    Which pitcher do you prefer: CJ Wilson or Timmy Lincecum?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @crock, Wilson, son.

      • chunk says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, yup

  28. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I’d like to take this opportunity to point out that Capps, Johnson, Myers and Rodney are a combined 29 for 29 in save opportunities so far.

    Closepocalypse indeed!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Hahahaha! That’s insane!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Wow…that is crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Yeah, crazy…

  29. Biz Markie says:
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    Grey – Need to drop Logan M. or Stubbs. What would you do? Come on, I never ask you for anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biz Markie, LoMo

  30. Fonzie Guillen says:
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    Dude in my league offered me his Kinsler for my Pence and Lawrie. Too much, I say, so I offered Lawrie + a pitcher (he’s in the bottom third of the league in pitching). My pitchers are Price, Latos, Anibal, Morrow, Volquez, Worley, Drabek. Am I crazy, or is there a fair trade for Kinsler in that group by combining Lawrie or Moutakas with any one of those SPs?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Fonzie Guillen, Lawrie and Drabek or Lawrie and Morrow (especially if you believe like Grey does that the shizz hits the fan soon) seems fair. Plus going from 3 to 2 AL East pitchers isn’t a terrible idea.

      • Fonzie Guillen says:
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        @MattTruss223, Thanks. That’s what I was thinking, too. I’d pretty much move anyone in the group besides Anibal, but the guy I’m talking with is pretty unrealistic. Got a dog in this fight, @Grey?

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @Fonzie Guillen, For what it’s Wertz, I just traded Phillips and Casilla for Kinsler. Something to refrence anyway. Guy I traded w/was bottom third in SVs.

          • Fonzie Guillen says:
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            @MattTruss223, Heh, yeah—I was just met with “I think the bottom third of the pitching categories is a pretty good place to be in considering how little I care about pitching” as his response. How about that logic?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Fonzie Guillen, I don’t think Lawrie or Moustakas and one of those SP’s is enough for Kinsler. Maybe Lawrie and Price, but I would hold if I was the Kinsler owner.

      • Fonzie Guillen says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, Moustakas instead of Lawrie seems a pipe-dream on my part, it’s true. I’m willing to give up Lawrie and haven’t considered a pair with Price, but Pence + Lawrie seems too strong, especially with Kinsler’s injury risk, plus my OF can’t afford to lose Pence in any case.

        • Fonzie Guillen says:
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          @Fonzie Guillen, *have* considered, I meant

          • WhineSpritzer says:
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            @Fonzie Guillen, I agree I wouldn’t do Pence and Lawrie, especially if you’re thin in OF. You have a pretty solid rotation. I’d try Lawrie and Morrow. It might work. If not, I’d up it to Lawrie and Price.

  31. Fonzie Guillen says:
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    With *one* not *any one*

  32. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:8 team pts league….I give up Cain/LaHair for Bautista.

    theres no moves limit and in such a shallow league theres always decent streaming options(I currently own Bumgarner,Zimmerman,Latos,Beachy,Moore,Wainright,Fister,Dickey,Wandy,Worly,Nolasco,McDonald.

    good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oilcan Giuseppe, Sounds fair

  33. Booya says:
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    Doumit or Arencibia right now? ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Doumit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, JP right now, Doumit ROS

  34. Booya says:
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    You’d rather have Putz than Minor, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Yes

  35. brody says:
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    just curious….why Closepocalypse and not ARMageddon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brody, Ask big media

  36. chunk says:
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    My points league counts saves 4, holds 2, Ks 1. I can start up to 7 RPs and my relievers are:

    Kenley, Casilla, Rodriguez, Broxton, Johnson, Dolis, Janssen.

    On waivers are Soriano, Cashner, Thayer, Crain, Thornton, Mujica….

    I’m putting a claim on Soriano, dropping Janssen. Agree? If that falls through should I make a different move or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Sure, Janssen

  37. MattTruss223 says:
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    In a H2H-Points league where SV=3, W=7, L=-7 and Ks=0.5 and we only have 1 RP spot and most owners just use that spot to fit in extra SPs (that are dual eligable of course, like myself w/Samardzija and Lynn). Am I crazy to want to drop Axford and pick up Chapman or Kenley Jansen? RPs are extremely undervalued in this league. And if Chapman ever makes the starting rotation he’d be way more valuable. Anyone wanna talk me off the ledge or push me off it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, I’d grab Jansen

  38. nightpandas says:
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    Picked up Reed yesterday, would like to try and offload Marshall. What kind of SP could I get? Peavy, THudson, Dempster, Hanson, Nolasco, Minor (these are guys on teams that need closers)

    • Griff says:
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      @nightpandas, Dude, Marshall could get demoted any minute. Take whatever you can get. (And no chance in hell you get Peavy right now.

  39. quimmy says:
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    @Everyone:

    My HanRam and J.McDonald
    For
    His Freeman, Assdrbble and Beachy

    • HotRod says:
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      @quimmy,

      NO

  40. who do you like tonight/today?

    colon vs detroit
    strassberg @ pitt

    or both?

    [h2h era/k/whip/qs]

    as of right now, yahoo didnt give me a save for jannsen last night.

    supwitdat? have a 0.00 era going in, but need k’s, some qs’s.

    thanks
    scroungchovies

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @anchovies, I’d take Strausburg vs. anyone over Colon vs. anyone.

      • @WhineSpritzer,

        i can start both—that was the question.

        you like both or just one? leave colon sitting?

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @anchovies, my bad, didn’t see that. Yes I’d run him out there considering your situation.

  41. RK says:
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    What’s most amazing about Dunn is that he is a league leader in walks (25) and his OBP is .384.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RK, Ha, yup…

  42. Will says:
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    For tomorrow: Porcello @ Oak or Drabek @ Min (AAA)?

    Thanks!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Will, Drabek

  43. My My My MY Kuroda says:
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    Guys-

    Should I grab Youk and stash him on the DL for one of my UTIL spots or is he done? What are your thoughts on JD Martinez – still a .270 hitter by year’s end? Yonder Alonso or JD?

    Thanks.

    • @My My My MY Kuroda, Youk is not going to sit on the redsox nation’s bench – it all depends on what numbers you want from Youk – what you see is what you get

  44. Rodger-Dodger says:
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    I can’t believe you just went all Mary Poppins on us in your Fantasy Baseball round-up… That’s GOLD, Grey… GOLD!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rodger-Dodger, Thanks!

  45. Alfonso S says:
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    “Mr. Trout, I’d like to have a word with you..” – Cole Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alfonso S, Ha!

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    The NYY announcers in the game last night said that Mo Rivera blew 3 of his first 6 save chances back in ’97. I think the managers that are shuffling people around are as insane as we are about the Closepocolypse – myself included. This is just my thinking, but… K-Rob will remain the closer in NY; Marshall will stick it out in Cincy (no he hasn’t been good, but he hasn’t had a ton of save opps, surprisingly); and the usual suspects will get the gig back.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wilsonian, Yeah I think K-Rob is safe for now. His problem is going to be all the 25 pitch saves and going back to back nights.
      I think Marshall is very different, he hasn’t been good, and he’s got Chapman right there, looking totally lights out, breathing down his neck.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Wake Up, I think K-Rob takes the gig, once he gets used to it. But I agree with the long innings. He won’t be going back to back until he can get some 10-15 pitch innings. I do agree that Marshall is a little different. But I still think he turns it around. He hasn’t been good, but he’s had some good, clean saves, as well. I think Chapman should be the guy, but for some reason Dusty is as Dusty does, so I kinda base my though on that, too.

    • chunk says:
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      @Wilsonian, Bell included?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @chunk, I think so. He’s got the experience and they’re paying him a boatload of money. It won’t be this week, and might not be right away, but I think he eventually gets the job back. It might also take a disgraceful list trip for him.

  47. sal says:
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    @Grey: Casilla or Reed? Would be dropping Casilla…

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @sal, Casilla’s safer.

  48. Wake Up says:
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    M-A-R-I-A-N-O… What the blood clot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha

  49. mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,

    To help take my mind off my Axford/Marshall/Robertson day, who would you choose ROS: Jed Lowrie or J.J. Hardy? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella, Hardy

  50. chunk says:
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    I would add Andy Dirks but I don’t like people with abnormally small heads.

  51. Charles says:
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    Drop Cashner for Janssen?

    • HotRod says:
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      @Charles,

      Yes, by the time Santos takes the role back, Street should be back in SD

  52. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. Cliff Lee is finally of the DL. Whom should I drop to put back in my lineup?

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

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

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Ryan, Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, lavernway

  53. Vic the Stick says:
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    Thoughts on adding F Paulino: I’m in a deep mixed points league and have a full boat of fringe SPs like Norris Nicasio, McDonald, Burnett, Duffy rotating from bench to my 5th starter.

    Paulino has dual elig so he can fill a RP slot for me which is valuable in our format- do I dump one of the SP above or do I cut ties to Casey Janssen instead and make Paulino my third RP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vic the Stick, Can try him over Duffy if you like…

  54. WhineSpritzer says:
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    I know you’re not a fan of Morales, but Morales or Ike Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Davis

  55. Drew says:
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    Grey,

    H2H redraft…

    I give
    Rollins/H-Rod

    I get
    Morse

    Also, Do I continue to stash Werth if I make this trade?

    C- Pierzynski
    1B- Prince Fielder
    2B- Phillips
    SS- HanRam, Rollins
    3B- C. Jones, C. Davis
    OF- Bruce, Pence, Choo, Craig
    DL- Longoria, Werth

    W, L, SV, ERA, HR, K, WHIP
    SP- CJ Wilson, King Felix, Gio, A. Sanchez, Parker, Zambrano, Bass
    RP- J. Johnson, H-Rod, Casilla, Thayer, C Janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew, Trade looks fine…

  56. chunk says:
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    Do you see Parra getting his playing time cut significantly when Krisp comes back? Is now a good time to try to flip him in a deeper league for an everyday upside guy like Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Yup… Sure, give it a shot

  57. Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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    The closerpocalypse may continue.

    Grant Balfour isnt pitching well lately.
    Also Brett Myers is probably very available.

  58. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey

    Moose just went on the wire in 12 team 5 x 5. Panda hurt. Drop P. Alvarez make sense on waiver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes, I’d hold for right now

      • paddytwotimes says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the response. The commenter below me asked substantially similar question except use c. johnson instead of moose. That was kosher. Is there a difference between C. Johnson and Moose that you are feeling and seeing? Thanks for everything you do man.

  59. mrobs says:
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    morning grey.. contemplating dropping P. Alvarez for C. Johnson..

    kosher? or you think Pulvarez will heat up again soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrobs, Kosher

  60. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Grey,

    I’m trying to be patient with JJ Putz as my closer in my 12-team head to head points league where each team usually only has one closer on their roster, but it’s not looking good. With Sean Marshall not getting the job done in Cincy and Aroldis Chapman looking like a natural 9th inning guy is now the time to make the preemptive switch (to this point Putz has 16 points and Chapman has 55 even without getting saves) or as Jon Hamm would say to Liz Lemon is it “too soon!”?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Switch em

  61. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    In this the year 12 after 20. Soon to be known as the year the closer died, is it not time that we start keeping tabs on not only “blown saves” but “blown wins”? A stat that would be attached to a starter where they left the game with the lead and no base runners attached to them score to tie or take the lead, only to see their trusted (not so much) pens blow the game. In any other year wins are hard enough to come by from starters but with the amount of late inning collapses this season, every starter that captures a win should be celebrated with bubbly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Ask Albert later today

  62. Boomer19 says:
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    Do you like (strong word) Iannetta over Rosario for ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19, Yes

  63. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, If you had to drop one, who would you lose: Cishek or Thayer?

    Stauffer looked good in what sounds like his final rehab start last night, so I’m thinking of picking him up – I drafted and dropped him when he hit the DL. It’s H2H and I can only field 3 RP at a time. I’ve got Motte, Downs and the above two.

    • mrobs says:
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      @3FingersBrown, interesting… i may too be adding him in a league or two.

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @mrobs, Definitely worth an add in a competitive league. With Luebke out of the picture, he’s the king of the HodgePads!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Thayer

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, You’d drop Thayer?

        I think Cishek’s the better pitcher but his situation seems more tenuous at the moment after the BS yesterday, no? Both hits off him were bloops but who knows what crazy Ozzie’s gonna do.

        Closerpocalypse is going to give me an aneurysm before this season’s over.

  64. Matt says:
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    What’s your opinion on Cody Ross? He’s been slumping the last 2 weeks, and I’m wondering if he still has value or if I rode him for too long and need to change up. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Lose him

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. What about Aviles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, HA!

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @JTR, nice video… makes me want to give someone a concussion… go niners…

  65. JTR says:
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    @Grey, To continue off that, I need steals… Drop Markakis, LoMo, or Trumbo in favor of Campana?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Markakis

  66. Shaniceaster Bunny says:
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    I know Closepocalypse is in full swing, but Pujols went 2-4 with 2 RBIs? No mention?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shaniceaster Bunny, Yeah, he’s almost hitting .200.

  67. Salty Balty says:
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    Would you start any of these guys over the next couple of days:

    Minor @ STL
    Volquez @ PHI
    Jackson @ CIN

    I’m leaning towards sitting them all. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, Nope

  68. The Real McCoy says:
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    Punted 3B in one of my leagues this year

    Been streaming the hot bat and currently have Lowrie who seems to have dried up.

    Who should I own:

    Lowrie, Seager, Alverez, Ransom, Johnson at 3B

    or I could move Bone-face to 3B and pick up Cozart for SS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Johnson…

  69. VOTTO-VOOM says:
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    Grey,

    4×4 league- No strikeouts

    Tommy Milone or Mike Minor?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VOTTO-VOOM, Milone

  70. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Hi Grey. 9 teamer. Doing pretty good in HR, RBI, SB. Well behind in runs, AVG. Drop Trout for Craig?

    Full story in Forums as “D Hudson coming off DL soon and need to catch up in K and SV.” I’d appreciate your feedback. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, I’d hold

  71. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Ruiz for Doumit, Arencibia or Lucroy?

    Also, would you hold onto Marmol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Lose Marmol… I grabbed JP…

  72. The Real McCoy says:
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    Did they allow steroids back in baseball or is pitching just really this spotty this year??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Is it much better?

  73. airweino says:
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    “Michael Moore offered to take Yoenis back to Cuba for tests, but he declined.”

    Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, Thanks!

  74. skinny malinky says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks for your help, Grey. And I want to brag. But mostly say thanks.

    I drafted Anibal Sanchez purely on your recommendation, and drafted Beachy & Maddy Bum in part because of your opinions on them. My other starter is Cueto…I can’t remember if you said anything about him, but I’m taking sole creidt for that one.

    So far, my RPs haven’t been too disastrous, relatively speaking, and my team ERA is 2.23. Which is badly needed, since my team BA is .251.

    Thanks again, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @skinny malinky, Sounds like my RCL team…

  75. EK says:
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    Pls rank for 12 team H2H pts:
    McDonald
    E. Santana
    Cahill
    McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Cahill, McCarthy, Ervin

  76. Salty Balty says:
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    Do you know where Barry got all of his money?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, From Storage Wars?

      • Salty Balty says:
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        @Grey, yes

  77. EK says:
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    Which side H2H pts:
    Lynn + Ortiz or Gio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Gio

  78. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    4IP, 7H, 4BB: Grey, I’m officially off the C-Bills-wagon. Last one off, tip the kerosene lantern and torch that wagon to the ground.

    Oh wait, I’m the last one.

    You may commence your gloating now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, I don’t personally gloat, I vaguely gloat in posts…

  79. The Real McCoy says:
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    Give: Encarnacion and LaHair
    Get: Bruce or Stanton

    Is this equal value ROS?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Probably a little too much to give.

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, Take Bruce and Stanton and run!!!

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @ThE sHiT, The problem is it’s OR, not AND. lol.

  80. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    I currently have Chris Davis as my corner infielder. Would you drop him for Kyle Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph, Nope

      • Ralph says:
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        @Grey, would you drop Davis for Mark Reynolds instead?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Ralph, Love Seager! I would. But depends what you need, HR’s/RBI and low average? Or a plus avg. with a little something across the board.

      • Ralph says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, I am in a 10 team league. I am last in HR’s, second to last in OBP (we do not use average) and third to last in RBI’s…no thanks to Pujols and A-Rod

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @Ralph, Well there ya go. You answered your own question then.

  81. Howard says:
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    @Grey Reynolds, Johnson or Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Johnson

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team mixed roto league, delgado or milone? also, is middlebrooks worth hanging on to in redraft leagues once youk comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Delgado… Probably not…

  83. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Frieri or Ondrusek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Frieri

  84. quimmy says:
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    My JUP for his Giancarlo and Peavy? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, Fair

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @quimmy, At this point, I’d probably swap Upton for Stanton straight up. I’d say that’s more than fair if Peavy stays healthy.

  85. Chillmodious says:
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    From a ROS/set-it-and-forget-it perspective:

    1. Ruiz or Doumit (would be only catcher)

    2. Mark Reynolds or Ike Davis (would be only 1B)

    3. I know you endorse Addison Reed over Dale Thayer, but I’m curious as to the main reason(s). As a general rule I’d rather have a guy currently in a semi-obvious role over another guy whose role is more based on speculation (especially when that speculation is focused on the ruminations of one Robin Ventura). As I see it: Thayer has the job right now; I don’t believe Street will stay healthy and even if he comes back at the earliest possible timeframe he could easily lose the gig outright with a bad outing or two; Reed is seemingly the guy in Chicago, but news on Sale’s MRI hasn’t come back and Ventura strikes me as more erratic than Bud Black. Please convince me otherwise.

    4. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, 1. Doumit 2 Reynolds 3 Thayer’s not obvious and Street’s return is imminent. 4. You’re welcome

  86. My My My MY Kuroda says:
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    Yonder Alonso or JD Martinez for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @My My My MY Kuroda, JD

  87. Jack says:
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    I need to drop somebody to activate Gardner. Recommendations on who?

    h2h 12 team with yahoo scoring
    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Mark Reynolds
    OF: Andrew McCutchen, Desmond Jennings, Adam Jones
    UTL: Mike Trout, Bryan LaHair
    Bench: Adam LaRoche
    2SP: Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo
    2RP: David Robertson, Jim Johnson
    4P: Matt Moore, Ricky Romero, Max Scherzer, Jamie Garcia, Justin Masterson, Derek Holland, Jarrod Parker, Addison Reed
    DL: Evan Longoria, Brett Gardner

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Jack, I’d let LaRoche go as you seem to have good CI depth.

  88. james d says:
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    My dunn/lance lynn for his alex gordon/doug fister. Dunn’s my third 1b guy (Agonz/Konerko other two) and I don’t really own any OF of consequence other than Kemp.

    Tolerable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james d, Sounds solid…

  89. rvde says:
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    Need to drop one in league with OPS and Ks:

    B Belt?
    P Alverez?
    Mini Donkey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  90. William says:
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    @Grey: Is Allen Craig really looking at less than everyday playing time when Berkman gets back? I play in a H2H league, so this’ll hurt if true.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s possible…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Read somewhere that he’s been cleared to play in the OF, so he’s probably going to get some PT there, as well as spelling the aging Berkman and filling in for their suckage at 2nd base. I think he still gets his ABs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, hopefully…

  91. Evo says:
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    Wattup Grey-

    I’m in a yahoo 12 team roto 6×6

    Ike Davis and Josh Reddick are available on the wire, who’d you take?

    Drop Jon Jay, Aushizz or mini donkey for either of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis over Goldy…

  92. HotRod says:
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    Grey,

    Looking to deal one of Lynn, Gio, or Anibal for an outfielder.

    1) Which of these three should I deal?
    2) What type of Outfielder can I target? Vicorino-ish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn… Try for Victorino…

  93. weas says:
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    Getting sick of Sean Marshall, should I drop him and speculate on Reed/Janssen instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  94. bean says:
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    National League decide to take the day off?

    Was this intentional to reduce the blown save opportunities?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Ha… Prolly…

      • bean says:
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        @Grey, I would like to start a petition that all “save opportunities” now be considered “blown-save opportunities”.

        Much better if we say…”Wow, (insert crappy closer here) really failed to pick up the blown save here by striking out the side”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @bean, HA!

  95. John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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    Bout to pull the trigger on this trade. 16 team, Seven Keeper league. What do you think:

    My:
    Andre Ethier

    His:
    Round Six Draft Pick (Next Year)
    Travis d’Arnaud
    Shelby Miller

    Good for me? Also, what do you think the ETA for both of these prospects is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Axford’s Meat Stache, Trade’s okay… I think they’re both up within the next few months… Not sure if they’re really a top 7 keeper unless your team’s a bit of a mess.

      • John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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        @Grey, No my team’s solid keeper wise. In fact, I have one too many keepers. It’s just that I fall in love with prospects and my catcher shituation is a mess. Shelby is mighty enticing though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @John Axford’s Meat Stache, Yeah, I have him in a keeper… But my league is NL-Only and we can keep anyone…

  96. robert raymond says:
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    after dining scampi with jumbo shrimp at my bjursta dining table, i look forward to reclining on my wilhelmsen chaise to enjoy a digestive from my ondrusek snifter. ein prosit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @robert raymond, HA!

  97. Grey's da man! says:
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    What do you think of Lynn for Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I’d take Freeman

  98. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Teixeira diagnosed with inflamed airways… my diagnosis would have been “inflamed owners.”

    Also, Survivor: http://bit.ly/K5U5zF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Saw it…

  99. Hi Grey — I know what you mean about Tim Hudson being more valuable than I can get in return for him. What do you think about trading him for Matt Moore? This is in a 16-team redraft league.

    And can you give me a line or two on why some ‘perts were so high on him going into the year? I watched him against the Tigers a couple weeks back and he didn’t look like anything special.

  100. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H-Points league

    Sell high on either LaHair or Lance Lynn for Dan Haren?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Either, in reverse order…

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. How about this for a 3rd option?

        LaHair & Lynn for Pujols

        Or keep LaHair and stick with trading Lynn for Haren?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Pujols…

  101. Grey's da man! says:
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    Ike, Carp or Goldshmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Ike

  102. Wilsonian says:
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    Probably going to post something in the forums, but just on the surface, which side do you like:

    Stanton/Stubbs/Price OR JUpton/Phillips/Lester?

    I could move Kelly Jo in at 2nd and Stubbs would take his place at Utility. It is a keeper, and we keep 5 with no limits.

    H R HR RBI SB AVG OBPS
    W L SV Ks ERA WHIP Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, thanks brah. ‘Preciate it! I posted a full rundown in the forums of this guy’s team to see if there is a better deal to be had than the one I posted here. Didn’t want to clog up the comments with 2 big ass rosters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, will look later..,

    • bean says:
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      @Wilsonian, Saw this in the forums and I say Stanton and there really isnt a better trade option. My thought is that you are taking his #1SP and replacing him Jawn Frigggan Lesta.

      Wouldn’t consider that fair but most trades aren’t. Its a solid deal for you if you can get it.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @bean, thanks for your input. Would it still be a go if I swapped Price for Gallardo, making the deal:

        Stanton/Stubbs/Gallardo for JUpton/Phillips/Lester?

        • bean says:
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          @Wilsonian, No the other trade works and isnt obsurd…..you win is all. Shoot out the trade with Price and see what happens.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @bean, made the offer. Thanks for our input.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Wilsonian, *your input.

              • bean says:
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                @Wilsonian, Our goose…..our input

  103. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Time to lose Alvarez? Probably would grab Chris Johnson. Also, can we spend a little time acknowledging that Billy Butler’s nickname is “Country Breakfast”. That is amazingly perfect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is awesome… Can go with Johnson, I’m holding Alvarez through the weekend…

  104. Paul says:
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    12 team mixed keeper. 1450 innings, only 3 of and no CI or MI.

    I have, Avila, Craig, Aviles, Tulo, Moose, Aramis, Braun, Victorio, Campana, Reimold, Furcal, Duda, Felix, D. Hudson, Anibal, Moore, Wandy, Lilly, Samaradjia, Floyd, Balfour, Street, Broxton, Santos

    I have the following options

    1.) Avila, D. Hudson, Middlebrooks for Posey and Butler
    2.) Avila, D. Hudson, Middlebrooks for Posey, Swisher and Hammel
    3.) Avila, D. Hudson, Middlebrooks for Posey, Swisher and Skaggs
    4.) Avila, Middlebrooks and Duda for Posey and Swisher

    please rank the options…or should I not deal at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul, 1, 2, 4, 3…

  105. A second question: I’ve got a free roster spot for a hot bat in a 14-team roto league. Chris Johnson was dropped and I can pick him up on Saturday. I’ll probably do that, but the options available immediately are:

    Tyler Greene
    Jonny Gomes
    Andres Torres
    Brandon Snyder
    Mark Ellis (have you seen how many Rs the guys scores?)

    Any of those guys a better pick than Johnson for the short term?

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Enrique, Torres has been on fire since getting off the DL, but you can’t trust him. So that sort of makes him the ideal pick-up if you’re assessing short term value, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson on Saturday… Torres now…

      • @Grey, @Chillmodious, Regarding Torres, in my 16-teamer (also redraft roto), I’ve got Dirks as my hot bat and the same cast of characters, except Johnson, are available on waivers.

        Would you suggest dropping Dirks for Torres? Or is there a chance Dirks will find a home in Boesch’s No. 2 spot in Leyland’s lineup card and thrive longer than Torres will stay hot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, I’d prefer Torres…

          • @Grey, Grazie.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              De nada

  106. Watchlist says:
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    ROS:

    Trumbo, Rios, Willingham, LaHair, A. Craig, L. Scott, Austin Jackson, Chris Johnson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watchlist, Rios, Scott, LaHair, Willingham…

  107. Jon says:
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    Start Scherzer tonight at Oakland? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Yup

  108. Abell says:
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    Stream Worley vs SD or drabek @Min. Or start Parker vs Det?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? Worley…

  109. Ray says:
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    Drop Hiroki Kuroda for Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray, Yup

  110. Abell says:
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    Thanks Grey! Drop trumbo or goldschizz for Ike? Or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  111. El Gato says:
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    Should I give up Gallardo and Michael Young for Joey Bats?

    12 team H2H – I’d still have Hamels, Sabathia and Price as my top SPs.

    Muchos Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… You’re definitely not getting a great deal…

  112. Flow Montana says:
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    Sultan of Stache,

    How would you rank B. Butler, Hosmer, and M. Young for the rest of the season?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Flow Montana, Slight edge to Young…Butler, Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Flow Montana, Could go any way… Hopefully, Hosmer, Butler, Young…

  113. poet says:
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    Can you rank these slow starting 1B? Lind, Ike, Goldy. Gracias.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @poet, You have the right order.

  114. chata says:
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    3 straight in birdland

  115. chata says:
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    and jones to the warning track .. straight away

    • chata says:
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      since this ^ , colby K’s 6 in a row , gets a fly-out to right , and then records his 7th K of the game .

      losing 3-0 …. after 3 innings ,
      but his babip is 0.00 .

      • chata says:
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        colby ….. 12 K’s thru 6 .

        • chata says:
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          colby gives up 2 more “hits” in the 7th .

          13 K’s
          5 hits
          1 walk
          losing 6-0 .

          • chata says:
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            check that :
            12 K’s (only 11 thru the 1st 6 innings) .

  116. chunk says:
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    Nice start for Colby…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Ugh

  117. Looking for a OF with speed but league also has 6th category OPS so I can’t get a complete SAGNOF with no power/on base.

    Would peeps rather go Torres, Campana or Frenchie Pierre. I am leaning towards Campana, but not sure he can stay this hot and Torres looks appealing after last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shea Sera Sera, Campana

  118. Derrick says:
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    Just got offered Gallardo for Wainwright.

    Do this trade, right? I’d be getting Gallardo.

      • Derrick says:
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        @Shea Sera Sera, I want to snap accept it, but something is stopping me. Not sure why.

        • Derrick says:
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          @Derrick, Not sure what, I mean.

  119. Poo Holes says:
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    Got offered Kinsler, Pedro Alvarez, and Henderson Alvarez for my Kipnis, Gallardo, and Valverde. I know Kinsler is the best player, but is this even fair? He has a bunch of scrubs for closers and it would leave me with Rodney, Jansen, and Mujica for saves. Gallardo is my best starter and I’d be left with Romero, Anibal, and Fister as my top starters. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, I’d hold

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Even worth a counter? These are the types of offers I get from this guy, his lineup is loaded so he just tries to upgrade by giving up the guys he grabs on waivers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, Kinsler for Kipnis and Romero… More than fair…

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, Hopefully this guy agrees, thanks for the help!

  120. The Spaceman says:
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    Grey my man,

    I hope all is well these days. Haven’t posted this season, but have been reading diligently. So thanks! That said, I have my 1 month team assessment and have a few questions. 16 team keeper league, 6×6.

    I have solid batting, but could use some more pop. Pretty much punted C and SS, but solidified the other positions. For catchers, which 1 of the following would you take; Soto, Salty, Ramon Hernandez, Ellis, Suzuki? And 1 for SS; Escobar, Pastornicky, Sean Rod, Pennington, Ransom.

    Lastly, I have strong starting and bullpen. Which 1 of these RP’s do I lose for a bat? Hank Rod, K Rod, Janssen, Thayer or Frieri? We count holds.

    Thanks a ton Grey! Digging the podcast very much. Keep up the rocking work!

    Spaceman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Spaceman, No problem… Soto… Alcides….. Frieri… Thanks!

  121. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Do you mind ranking these SP’s for me going forward?

    Morrow, Wainwright, Latos and Gallardo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo, Latos, Morrow…

  122. Steve says:
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    I can’t be the only one amazed that Hamilton didn’t suffer a season-ending injury injury sliding on the tarp during the rainstorm yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I didn’t even hear about that… What a spazz.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Saw it on Sportscenter. Was actually kind of funny. There was a bunch of them doing it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Ah… Haven’t watched SC in about 5 years…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, It’s about the only way I have of seeing baseball highlights on TV.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Gotcha

  123. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    1) Drop one of Reynolds, Goldschmidt, Alvarez for one of Franceour, Campana, Boesch, Moreland, or Carp?

    2) Chris Johnson on waiver, replace him with which one of the other aforementioned CI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, You need steals? Then Goldy for Campana… If not, hold… 2) Over Goldy

  124. Steve says:
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    Of course I chose Andino over Betemit for the short-schedule day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Betemit’s been on fire…

  125. Prezii says:
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    I love my co jo’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, HA!

  126. chunk says:
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    Lynn or Cueto? Is that trade fair if I’m offering Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Cueto…What trade?

      • chunk says:
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        @Grey, I give lynn, get cueto…. I could always do Lynn and a RP if you think I’ll need to, Janssen, Dolis, Hrod….

  127. Steve says:
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    Come on Rangers – Jimbo J needs a save opp.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, You’re welcome.

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Steve, If, and that’s a big IF, he closes this out, does he get credited for a save?

        • Poo Holes says:
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          @Poo Holes, Looks like the answer is yes!

        • chunk says:
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          @Poo Holes, my understanding is that if you enter the game mid inning, then the tying run must be on deck in order for it to be a save situation. With a 4 run lead and 2 on, it qualifies

        • Steve says:
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          @Poo Holes, He did, yeah. As best as I can tell, he satisfied two of the three requirements to be credited with a Save.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Oops. he only satisfied one – the one where you enter with the tying run on deck.

            But it’s enough!

            • Poo Holes says:
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              @Steve, I’ll take it, no complaints!

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Oops. Get him out of there now and at least I get a Hold out of it.

      • chunk says:
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        @Steve, not the most gorgeous of saves but I’ll take it.

  128. West Coast Nutz says:
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    Shades of White & Black,

    Keeper League Q:

    Is Ryan Zimmerman (mine) worth Ryan Howard (his) straight up? Or should I be asking for more? If more, how much more?

    Thanks broseph.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @West Coast Nutz, I’d want more… Maybe a young SP with questions like Minor…

      • West Coast Nutz says:
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        @Grey,

        Would I be getting a “steal of a deal” if I took R. Howard and C. Santana from him for Zimm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @West Coast Nutz, Yeah, you would

  129. Sam says:
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    Holland or Capuano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, Capuano

  130. Nathan says:
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    Grey how excited are you about Josh Hamilton? I’m being offerred Hamilton + Nolan Reimold for Mark Tex + Victorino.

    Or are you low on Bautista? I could also trade away Bautista + Gardner instead of Tex + Victorino.

    It’s a 14-team H2H with OPS instead of AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan, I’d trade Tex and a lesser OF than Shane or Gardner for Hamilton…

      • Nathan says:
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        @Grey, Well Victorino is actually the guy he’s primarily interested in. What about Victorino + Billy Butler?

        • @Nathan, For Hamilton or Bautista? I think I’d do that assuming your league is not too deep that you can find a good replacement.

          • Nathan says:
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            @Frank Kim, Nah, I already own Bautista. For Hamilton.

            • @Nathan, I’d jump all over a trade for Hamilton. But I’d rather trade Victorino + Tex than Batusita + Gardner.

  131. james d says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS: Rickie Weeks or Micheal Cuddyer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james d, Cuddyer

  132. votto-voom says:
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    WOW, working hard today Grey,

    Which corner man

    Moreland, Seager, Betemit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  133. bean says:
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    Lombardozzi out again…….looking like a guy without a chair since the music stopped? Sucks cause he was starting to work out pretty well for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Yup… Yeah, does suck…

  134. Someone dropped Jaime Garcia in my 11 team mixed standard roto league. Worth starting tomorrow at home against Atlanta, Minor? Worried about his K’s being down so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Kim, I’d start him…

  135. Steve says:
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    Iannetta having wrist surgery – out for 6-8 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Oh well…

  136. Wilsonian says:
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    Iannetta out for 6-8 weeks with wrist surgery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Thanks for the heads up!

  137. chunk says:
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    Jays signed Vlad!! % chance he is their primary DH within 6 weeks?

    • @chunk, Wow! Thanks for the news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Could be…

  138. chunk says:
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    My RPs, in order of most willing to part with via drop, trade sweetener, etc. to least willing….

    Janssen, Dolis, H rod, Broxton, Johnson, Casilla, Jansen.

    Did I order them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Trade any of them… You did order them right…

  139. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: 10 team roto with standard categories plus OBP and K/BB. Is this trade fair?

    Carlos Santana and Rickie Weeks for Gallardo and Capps. I get Santana and Weeks then drop Ramos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SwaggerJackers, Yup

  140. smegma says:
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    @Grey,

    Would you drop Aceves for:

    Capps,
    Marshall, or
    Reed? (and if so, which one)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, Nope

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey,
        Thanks for the follow up – how about dropping Boesch for one of the above? I have Valverde/Aceves in league with 2 starting spots for RP and 6 total bench spots…should I carry a 3rd RP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, on my phone and not sure of the choices…

  141. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Gardner getting another MRI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Dah!

    • 3FingersBrown says:
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      @VinWins, I’m working with an editor that looks just like him. Never seen the two in the same place. Cust Kay’n…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @3FingersBrown, Ha!

  142. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hamilton finally hits another HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Lowercase yay

  143. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Kipnis with a shmear!

    Too bad I don’t own him. I just like typing that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What, you don’t want a nosh?

  144. 3FingersBrown says:
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    I have a ton of MI depth, so I’ve been shopping Asdrubal around and no takers. I don’t get it. The dude may not hit 25 HR but he’s a solid SS. Much better then what a lot of guys are throwing out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @3FingersBrown, Yeah, he gets no respect… Hard to take a guy with the name Asdrubal serious, I guess.

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, Must be the name… He got the injury-prone knock a few years ago – because he couldn’t stop Peralta from running into his arm.

        Now that the Indians are playing well and scoring runs, I figured he’d be a nice trade chip.

  145. Doug Ault says:
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    Closers are becoming even more flakey than usual.I don’t know if I can think of one who I would trade an upper tier position play for anymore.When Bell turns to mush, the four horseman of the Apocolypse can’t be far behind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doug Ault, Yup

  146. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I’m guessing ImageShack deleted the pic because it’s the property of CBS… not because it’s of a woman in a bikini. Since it already aired at 8PM on a major network show, I don’t think it can be considered “adult content.” This link should work:

    http://immunityidol.net/vidcaps/d/542214-1/Ep2404_0381.jpg

    • Doug Ault says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, my cat does that all the time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Wow… I mean… Whoa… I mean… Why isn’t there a picture of Tarzan right in the middle?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, I’d assume Tarzan prefers the dense wilderness, and that patch of land appears to be cross-cut.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Hehe… He ended up being much more likeable than he started… I enjoyed his final poem…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, he did. I watched the Ponderosa for Kat and him, and he was totally just out there to live in the jungle. He had no real plans of winning, and just wanted to last as long as possible so he could keep being a cave man.

            Doode didn’t even shower after getting voted out. He stunk so bad that no one would hug him at the Ponderosa, had a bite to eat, and then went to bed. The next morning he came to breakfast still stinking and unshowered.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Yeah, I mentioned this before to you but they need to cast people who want to win at any cost…

  147. Steve says:
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    Josh Beckett is right now wishing he was…

    a) On the golf course
    b) Eating fried chicken and drinking beer
    c)
    d) Some combination of a) and c)

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Gah.

      d) Some combination of a) and b)

      I’ve ruined it now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Ha!

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Steve, beckett sucks

  148. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    tabata or span

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, Tabata

  149. Steve says:
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    Man, is anyone else up against the Dread Pirate this week?

    Batting .750 with and .800 OBP, 3 R, 2 HR and 4 RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I actually own him in a few leagues, so it’s overdue… Don’t kill his spirit!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Hopefully I already have, though I see he just scored.

  150. Josh Beckett – good era good whip and the league hit .211 off him last year – my only concern was that I liked him going into this year

    • @Mr Baseball, I forgot to add K’s to last years total

      • @Mr Baseball, I target him as my 2nd pitcher on each staff I drafted

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Mr Baseball, Oops

  151. Martin says:
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    @grey- would you trade Fielder for Wright and David Price? I have LaHair, Butler, and Craig who can play 1st and Chris Johnson/an injured Sandoval at 3rd. My pitchers are Greinke, Mccarthy, Peavy, Zimmerman, Worely, Bumgarner. I need all around offensive help but particularly need runs. I am in a 6×6 H2H league with OPS and K/BB as the extra stats. I am currently in 4th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Martin, I could see making the trade…

  152. Steve says:
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    Look at those bases all full for the Jays, and Bautista having no part of it.

    Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Bustista

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, But he just threw a runner out at third!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I just took another look at our RCL draft and it was an OK spot where I took him and it’s not like any of the 3-4 guys behind him have been stellar so far either.

        Oh well. First time you own a guy you always expect more, I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Yeah, kinda like me with Cano…

  153. Steve says:
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    Middlebrooks had enough of hitting or something?

    • chunk says:
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      @Steve, I know right? Kid’s got me disappointed with anything less than a 2/4 with a double

      • Steve says:
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        @chunk, He heard us!

  154. Steve says:
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    Yeah – Andino a sparking choice for today. What wrong with me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Rudy just told me he went with Andino to fill in for Longo on one of our teams and a piece of me died.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, To be fair, he *had* been hitting OK…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Useless prick is 0-7 today though. Picked him up cos I thought he was the best option to play both games of the doubleheader…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Yeah, wish he didn’t play…

  155. Eddy says:
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    Who to drop: Pedro Alvarez, Boesch or Middlebrooks. Looking to pick up LaRoche.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Boesch

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Damn it. He got picked up. Looks like someone else was watching the game. Would you prefer Andres Torres over Boesch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Eddy, I would…

  156. nyydj2 says:
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    Cano just put that sweet smooth effortless swing into one, looks like he is rounding into form. 3-3 tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, About friggin time.

  157. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-
    Keeper league (keep four, 6X6 with OPS and QS, only 3 OF slots and a util), got offered Stanton and Busty Billy Butler for Pujols and Swisher. Gotta take it right? Stanton a better keeper over the next three years than Albert – eh? Other keeps are Braun, a certain Boston Sparky Anklebiter, and Jose Reyes. Love the pods – though the Canuck is the glue holding it together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident, I’d take it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident, Nick is solid, agreed…

  158. Poo Holes says:
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    Worley v. SD
    Drabek @ MIN
    McDonald v. HOU
    or Floyd v. KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Worley

  159. peterp says:
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    @grey, would you trade uggla for weaver in a league with k’s on O. Im short pitchers and have kelly johnson and ricky weeks on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  160. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey BnY,

    Can u rank these pitchers in 5×5, H2H

    Milione, H.Alvarez, Zito,

    Thanks Boint!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, BnY… You ranked them…

      • Trevor

        Tggq21 says:
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        @Grey, Damn, looks like I gotta play a couple scratch off tickets now!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tggq21, Ha!

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @tggq21, Millone, Alvarez, ………..Zito…

  161. Project_Badass says:
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    6×6 (OBP, QS) moves limit of 50 (I used 9)

    I sadly have LoMo, Boesch, Presley, and Lind…who would you drop with Berkman coming back and would you drop another to pick up Torres or Ankiel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Boesch, Presley… Berkman and Torres…

  162. Steve says:
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    The despair over having Lind on your RCL roster lasts about as long as it takes to check the wire and see what else is there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I feel that…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Feel kinda stuck with him.

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Steve, yeah,i have him to,he reminds me of golschmidt

  163. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Soriano in for the Save…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Not surprised at all…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, They said earlier today that Robertson was unavailable after last night’s pitch counts plus pitching the night before.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t think he’s out but he’s leash is gonna be short in NY…

  164. Steve says:
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    What the eff is Aceves doing in there? FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m on my phone… Is he blowing up?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, A hit, a walk, a hit batsman. One earned so far.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, And that’s it. Why send him out there in a (losing) 7-3 game?

          It’s not like he hasn’t got his innings in, in the last little while.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, makes no sense…

  165. chunk says:
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    Lynn or Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  166. Steve says:
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    Apparently Gardner has re-strained his elbow. Won’t swing a bat for 10 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  167. Poo Holes says:
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    He accepted Kipnis and Romero for Kinsler!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Poo Holes, bery niiice gypsy…

  168. bobbo says:
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    Campana isn’t really doing anything for me. Drop him for Andy Dirks, who seems to be running with the #2 hole in DET (unlike Boesch)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if you don’t need steals…

  169. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Time to pick up a new pitcher. QS instead of W and K:BB is added.

    Stauffer
    Capacola err Cupulo err Cupocappa
    Danks
    Detwiler
    Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Capuano

  170. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    The guy in my league who has St. Rasburg also has Lewis. Good chance his K/9 rank will go up a bit after today.

    • elwood blues says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, just got back from the Pirates game, I don’t know what the major league record is for strikeouts by a team for an entire season, but I think the Pirates have a shot at it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just a bit…

  171. elwood blues says:
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    NL Only 4×4 keeper, now that we’ve seen White and Friedrich and they looked good to me against the Pads (if that counts) Which one has the better shot at sticking with the Rocks this year?
    If you had to bid Free Agent money on them, who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Friedrich…

  172. Steve says:
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    C’mon A’s-Tigers – I need a close game here!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, I’m not going to get a Hold out of this game, am I?

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Uh oh. Could easily see Coke getting kazaamed here…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Coke, you’re a useless piece of shit

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, That bastard has never done me any good. How the hell does he have 3 Holds in the last week?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… You’re the Holds curmudgeon…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, And there you go. Fuck you Coke. Fuck YOU.

                • Steve says:
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                  @Steve, Apologies for the language. *stomps off*

  173. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    good luck Albert owners,he should start turning the corner now that ive traded him in 2 leagues

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    Sure I trade BJ for Jesus yesterday and swap Avila for Choo and Avila is 2-2, 1 run, 2 RBI.

    • royce! says:
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      @Wilsonian, Apparently Jesus doesn’t appreciate you giving BJs for him…

  175. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Could you rank McCarthy, Henderson Alvarez, Zambrano, and Capuano going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Capuano, Z…

  176. Steve says:
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    In a vacuum, OBP counts as well as AVG, Yonder or Infante?

    12 teams, H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yonder over Middlebrooks? Same situation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Eh, I wouldn’t…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, All good. Had an empty spot anyway so just grabbed Yonder without dropping anyone.

  177. Poo Holes says:
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    Ian Kennedy and Derek Jeter for Anibal Sanchez and Jeremy Hellickson. Who wins this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Jeter, but it’s close, depends on needs…

  178. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly league. Looks like stauffer may be coming off dl in time for two starts next week (@was and vs laa). Start him or wait and see?

    • Grey

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

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, Has colon’s well run dry? Drop him or Middlebrooks to ,ake room for stauffer (non-keeper)?

        Thanks.

  179. Blue says:
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    How much would you bid for R Soriano ($100 budge – don’t have 1 closer with a secure job..)

  180. chata says:
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    colon-ized .
    throughout the centuries , this word has carried a negative connotation .

    over the course of the next 16 games (ending with the yankees on the 27th) ,
    the A’s could very well end up with a 3-13 record .

    time to head for the hills .

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