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This won’t only be a Buy on Anthony Rendon but also a Sell on Danny Espinosa since he’s used up all my hospitality, and I’m the Florence Nightingale of hospitality if she was known for hospitality and not just being in hospitals.  I’m the Sean Penn of hospitality, refusing awards for my hospitality.  I Desmond effin’ Tutu of hospitality!  Yeoman Albright, my great4 grandfather, invented the word hospitality, and Espinosa is nailing me to the Red Cross of hospitality?!  How dare you, sir?  How. Dare. You.  He’s not a .160-ish player, but he is only a .230-ish player and right now he’s not even hitting homers.  The clock is tick-tick-ticking on Rendon being called up to replace him, and I’m officially done with Espinosa (which, of course, will start him up).  Depending on your league size, now is the time to stash Rendon.  He’s probably 7-10 days away.  Here’s what I said recently about him, “Rendon is gonna be a great one…some day.  Damn, the fantasy baseball fortune cookie ending!  Yeah, I’m not sure he’s ready just yet, but he’s worth a flyer in all leagues.  I grabbed him in one league where I have Moustakas, because I’m tired of seeing that gyro-eating-motherfu–  Let’s just say I’m tired of Moustakas.  Best case scenario, Rendon stays up and hits for a solid average and gives high-teen power with some very light speed.  Worst case scenario, Rendon shows up at your house at 3 AM and asks to sleep on your couch, which seems fine at first, then he tells you he has no place to live, stays for months, doesn’t ever flush the toilet or fill up the Tang in the fridge, then starts dating your aunt, eventually marries her, making him your uncle, a title he insists you call him.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Grab Uncle Rendon now, and move on from Espinosa in most leagues.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Brandon Belt – There’s guys like, say, Eric Chavez, who are hot right now, but they are what they are.  Belt, on the other hand — no, Daddy, stop! — sorry, I had flashbacks after I wrote, ‘Belt, on the other hand.’  Now where was I and why am I in the fetal position?  Oh, right, Belt can break out and shoot up in value for the year, not just the week.

Adam Lind – For this guy, I went to the Hitter-Tron and scrolled down until I found a guy who isn’t owned in more than 25% of leagues.  What do you think of that, Hitter-Tron?  Hitter-Tron, “I like metal hair pie.”  Gross!

Chris Carter – He’s owned in 94% of RCL leagues and only in 24% of other ESPN leagues.  Doing some quick math tells me 70% of ESPN leagues are abandoned.  This also means that 94% of the people who read ESPN’s fantasy columns are doing it for something to mock.

Elliot Johnson – Guarantee you his mom named him after watching that little alien movie done by Spielberg.  I feel a lot worse for his sister, Elaine Teresa, who hates when people shorten her name.  Oh, and Johnson is good for speed.

DJ LeMahieu – We’re gonna try to look past what the appearance of the son of Pepe LeMahieu in the Buy column means.  No, we can’t.  How could you do that to Rutledge?!  LeMahieu is fine for average and counting stats, no power or speed.  He can also spin trance music with a spectacular laser show that makes you want to drink energy drinks and laugh like you’re demented.

Didi Gregorius  – How long does it take for you people to add players?  Are there 1,000’s of fantasy baseballers trapped under giant piles of phone books?

Yan Gomes – Yan can hit, and so can you!

Jonathan Lucroy – The horny robot, Hitter-Tron, is all about Lucroy.  “I also enjoy bouncing a microwave oven on my lap.”

Eric Chavez – He’s hitting nearly .340.  Yeah, I don’t believe it either.  I hate older players, which makes it odd that I’m marrying a cougar, but I’d grab Chavez while he’s healthy and playing.

Joel Peralta – Rodney gets no respect; Fernando Rodney deserves none with the way he’s pitched in the last week-plus.

Rex Brothers – Supposedly, Betancourt will be fine to pitch today.  But you put ‘supposedly’ in one hand and Betancourt’s sore groin in your other hand and you’re going to jail for 7-10 years.

Darren O’Day – Who knows what’s going on with Jim Johnson.  Well, Jim Johnson, Showalter and presumably the entire Orioles front office knows, but we don’t.  That’s not cool.  Why you trying to play us out like that, B-More?

Chad Qualls – In five years, we’ll look back on this week and think, “Was that the week Amanda Bynes got naked on Twitter?”  But the 2nd thing you’ll think is, “Was that the week when there were a bunch of closers to grab?”

Robert Coello – Might sneak into the Angels save picture and if you say his name at Trader Joe’s you’ll get a nice Pinot Noir.

Dan Straily – Just had an impressive start in Arlington and gets the Giants and White Sox next at home.

Brandon McCarthy – I didn’t love him coming into the year, but that was to draft him, I would grab him off waivers.  I’m easy like that.  Buy me a drink and throw 17 straight scoreless innings, and I’ll grab ya.

Kevin Gausman – I just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and go down, it’ll burn at least 4 calories.

Jake Odorizzi – He’s a great prospect with terrific work ethic, his velocity hits the mid– Oh, whatever, he gets the Marlins next.

David Phelps – You’ll see on the Stream-o-Nator (or just on Phelps player page) that he has two favorable match-ups forthcoming.  BTW, don’t ever say forthcoming in real life, you will get punched.

Julio Teheran – There’s some concern that Teheran will lose the rotation spot when Beachy returns.  Not to get all Jewish grandmother on you, but what concern of that is yours?  Just grab him and hope Tim Hudson gets hurt.  Unless you own Hudson, then you’re screwed in multiple ways.

Cameron Maybin – Hoping to return next week from a long bout of the Mondays.  I don’t think he’s any better than, say, Venable, De Aza or a host of other teen-power, 25-plus steal guys, but he’s around that ballpark.  Especially around Venable’s ballpark.  In it, actually.  In the ballpark.  Are we clear?

Yasiel Puig – I just went over my Yasiel Puig fantasy.  I wrote it thinking about lechon.

Michael Brantley – Hey, it’s the Lord of the Dance!  Hey, Lord of the Dance, say hello to your mother for me.  Brantley could steal 40 bases with ten homers.  Will he?  Not even close, but I think he’s physically capable of it, which boggles my mind why he doesn’t.

Leonys Martin – Finally starting to hit and steal some bases, but he’s still sitting on occasion for Craig Gentry, who I believe was briefly part of The Fabulous Freebirds.

Delmon Young – He’s nothing but a hot schmotato, but there’s a place for that.

Logan Morrison – People keep asking me (maybe two people total), “What is going on with Morrison?  Should we pick him up?  Do you subscribe to the theory that sardine oil makes a mustache thicker?”  In order:  Morrison is currently working his way back to the majors and is about 10 days to two weeks away.  You should pick him up in NL-Only leagues and mixed leagues deeper than 14 team.  He’s been getting by for a while on good vibes and bad farts.  He really hasn’t looked since May of 2011.  Sure, in July of 2011 he hit 6 homers, but also .212.  Last year, he had an April of a .310 average and two homers.  He hasn’t been 12-team mixed league viable in over two years.  He’s coming back to play for the MIA Marlins in Crayola Canyon.  Nothing is inspiring here.  Yes, sardine oil can thicken your mustache, but make sure you tell your wife what you’re doing otherwise she might think you’re sleeping with your secretary.

Will Venable – Better than looking at what he’s done, on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater you can now see how Will, uh, will do.  For outfielders, he will be better this season than Werth, Span, Saunders, Cain…Sugar! and Moss, to name a few that are owned in more leagues.

David Murphy – About a week ago, I said he usually gets scorching hot for two weeks at a time.  In the last week, he has a .300-ish average and two homers.  I’ve seen scorching hot, and that, sir and four madams, is not scorching hot, but I’d still grab him.

Christian Yelich – It’s almost time, y’elich.

Domonic Brown – It feels like it’s going to be one of those situations where he doesn’t wow you at any moment during the season, but will end up with solid numbers.  Matt Wieters has made this his calling card.  Too bad, no one’s needed a calling card in twenty years unless they’re traveling abroad.

SELL

Johnny Cueto – I can’t imagine a pitcher getting re-injured, especially not one who pitches for Dusty.  Actually, that’s the first recipe for disaster followed immediately by doing six shots of tequila and then pulling next to a cop at a red light and asking him for directions.

Mark Reynolds – Can you get something for him prior to him hitting .190 for three months straight?  I don’t know, but I’d check on it.

Jose Reyes – I hear he’s going to come back in record time — maybe even late June!  Or at least that’s what you tell someone right before you ask them if they have any interest in trading for him.  Where does Reyes get his value?  His legs?  That’s correct.  Okay, is his injured foot connected to one of his legs?  Yes, right again.  If you think there’s no way Reyes could have a totally lost season, ask someone who owned him in 2009.  Ask them in a NSFW-friendly environment though, just in case they lose it.

Troy Tulowitzki – First let me ask you this, if you own Tulowitzki, will you hire four guys to walk around him with bubble wrap for the remainder of the year?  If you answered yes, I love your dedication and will write you a postcard when you’re locked up in the loony bin.  If you answered no, I’d be excited that I got 40-ish RBIs and 10-ish homers already, figure there’s at least a 30% chance he doesn’t finish with 90 RBIs and 25 homers due to an injury and trade him.  I wouldn’t trade him for an airplane seat next to Graham Elliot, but I would explore offers.

From Around The Web

  1. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    damnit, I was hoping to keep that Rendon nugget in my pocket at least til Monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  2. Gareth says:
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    Which 2 Starter Do you like better Grey:

    Straily, Dan SP OAK

    5/27/13
    vs. SF Bumgarner, Madison SP SF

    6/1/13
    vs. CHW Quintana, Jose SP CHW

    OR

    Quintana, Jose SP CHW

    5/27/13
    vs. CHC Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC

    6/1/13
    @ OAK Straily, Dan SP OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  3. Manimal says:
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    Think Danny Duffy is worth a speculative DL stash? See anything productive coming from him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him outside of a 12 team AL-Only league

  4. Josh says:
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    Just traded Mark Reynolds in two OBP leagues, in one I got Homer Bailey, in the other Matt Latos.

    That’s a win right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, those are solid…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Josh: one of these is trade rape, the other is old-school Khan style village rape. good for you and I hope you wore a condom.

  5. sanfran1966 says:
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    Follow-up to last thread where I am splitting Frazier v LaRoche and Des Jennings v Viciendo playing time.

    Should I lose LaRocheor Viciendo for Coello? See which hitters cools off?

    My closers are: Street, Chisek, & Bell w/ Madson DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold the hitters for now… I’d lose Cishek for Coello…

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey: @sanfran1966: @sanfran1966:

        I snagged Lincecum off the waiver wire last week to stream at some point.
        Should I throw him back or Chisek?

        Starts are: Strass, Wainwr, Shark, Ann Sanchez, & Cobb (1,350 cap)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can lose both…

  6. Josh says:
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    Leonys Martin or Ben Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, toss up really… Can try Martin…

  7. Thurman says:
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    is it time to move on from hosmer in 12 team mixed leagues ??

    i could drop him for belt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Belt

  8. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey, I dropped Profar (bad idea? It appears playing time will be limited here on out!) for Joel Peralta to hopefully vulture some saves…I have Janssen, Henderson & Bell….currently have 27 saves with 3 other teams in front of me in a 12-team ROTO…I figured with my innings pitched already at +24, another potential closer can’t hurt my IP & can help reduce my ERA/WHIP. BUT I truly need offense, so keep that in mind…

    Question is, do you like Joel Peralta over say Coello, Cishek, Qualls or O’Day? Cause I can swap Peralta for any of those other options as my 4th closer (to help reduce ERA/WHIP & hopefully pickup more saves)….or should I leave my 3 original relievers alone, drop Joel Peralta & focus on another offensive piece?

    LINK TO IMAGE OF MY TEAM for your reference; http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/ace2525/My_Team_zps4a06ec46.jpg

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: Also, as far as starters go, waivers include Liriano, Locke, Griffin, Nolasco, Wheeler, Wandy, Leake…like any of those over my current team (link above)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, hold Peralta for now… Answer could change after tonight’s games… Qualls probably in a better position to get saves but a terrible team… I don’t look at links of teams…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Nick: just type the team. he will look at that.

  9. Man of Troy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff as always! Traded Tulo and Craig for The Dreaded Pirate and Starlin last week. As someone who has owned Tulo the past two seasons, I know he’s a ticking DL-time bomb.

    Anyways, would you drop Profar, Ethier, or Loney for Rendon or Yelich? I already have Puid stashed. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did good… Ethier and Loney are bench bats? I could see losing Loney for Rendon…

      • Man of Troy says:
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        @Grey:

        Puig and Loney are my bench bats. But I figure I’d rather hold onto Puig’s upside than Ethier’s douchebaggery. (Bitter Dodger fan)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  10. Eddie says:
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    Losing J Rut has me desperate for MI help, and the news on Rendon has been picking up my broken spirits. Because my league counts OBP and SLG instead of average and runs (making most waiver pickups worse than voidspace), I’m actually thinking about snagging Rendon now and rolling with a man down till he comes up with eligibility. If he’s going to take over for Danny, though, then why isn’t he playing 2B every day down at Harrisburg? I’ve been checking, and it looks like he has only played it once this week (DH’d last night, on the bench game before, and 3d before that). Do you know if he’s just dinged up a little? Scorekeeper just messin with us?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He might be dinged up, not 100% sure…

  11. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    The Puig fantasy link isn’t working :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops… Fixed

  12. Swat290 says:
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    Would you drop BJ for any of the above?

  13. papasmurf says:
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    Lawrie or Rendon?

  14. Concussed Morneau says:
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    Rendon or Brantley
    Drop Brandon Moss, Brandon Belt, The Federalist, Mitch Moreland?

      • Concussed Morneau says:
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        @Grey:

        And Brantley’s not? Lol hopefully the Tribe is revived under Tito. Both pretty Yawnstipating…

          • Concussed Morneau says:
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            @Grey:

            Jay’s not swiping bags this year, very yawnstipating

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Too busy at first talking to Dwayne Murphy about hitting…

              • Concussed Morneau says:
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                @Grey:

                Stars and Scrubs never works, you end up with guys like Jon Jay and Brantley…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah…

                  • Concussed Morneau says:
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                    @Grey:

                    I had to look up Dwayne Murphy on wikipedia. Not sure why or how you know the Blue Jays 1st base coach/hitting coach

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t know either…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Concussed Morneau: i know roberto kelly? Thats only because he snuck up on me one night…

  15. Tulo Gate says:
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    I just got offered this deal…

    Tulo Hamilton CJ Wilson for Castro Braun and Axelrod

    I currently have Tulo and you say to sell…is this enough with Castro and Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I’d take Braun, but it’s very close…

  16. Hi again Grey — this is a followup to a question from the other stream where I typed both “Harvey” and “Weaver” when I was referring to Wheeler. I’m not sure if I can blame that on Freud or my iPad, but it was one of the two.

    Anyway, I grabbed Wheeler, dropping Morrow (who I grabbed off of waivers two weeks ago and never actually started). Was it a wise or unwise move? I think Morrow will clear waivers and so I could get him back if needed, but I saw him pitch twice and was not encouraged.

    Other options for the same spot: Niese, Tillman, Nolasco, Vargas, Cingrani, and Gausman. Do any of those make more sense than Wheeler or Harvey?

    This is a 14-team redraft league where the rest of my staff is Scherzer, Grienke, Cashner, Garza, AJ Burnett.

    All this fuss and my biggest need is really replacing Rutledge. But I’m still working on a plan for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Morrow, grab Wheeler… Not sure why you’re holding Cingrani either…

  17. MattH says:
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    Hey, Grey. I like what I see. Excellent write-up.

    Hitter-Tron likes Chris Carter……a lot. Between Hitter-Tron and SON I didn’t visit another site and made a couple moves. Great tools!

    Justin Grimm tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wouldn’t start Grimm in a mixed league…

  18. Gareth says:
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    In regards to Mark Reynolds,

    Sure he has that track record of Whiffs and a Bad Average. However He is only 29 and worked hard on a new approach over the last six months. He has told reporters that as he’s matured he has found out who he is as a hitter, and is now more mindful of working to his strengths.

    He now is more selective and Sprays the Ball to All Fields. If you look at his at bats you see how patient he is, and very few of his outs are of the cheap kind. He still hits Home Runs but he now sits back and looks for a good pitch, as opposed to Hacking. He’s been clutch with Risp too (40 RBI’s).

    I really think he’s legit. There is a precedent of older hitters finally figuring a few things out taking the next step (I’m looking at the two sluggers in Toronto).

    The only thing I worry about with Reynolds is that he plays so well in Cleveland that he puts himself out of the Indians price range and does a Kevin Milwood (One and done).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess we’ll have to see…

    • Ben says:
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      @Gareth: I’m inclined to agree with you. His K rate is slightly down and his line drive rate is also slightly down. GB/FB rate is about the same as last year. Even if he corrects a little bit I don’t see anything to suggest he’s going to all of a sudden stop hitting homers, which let’s be honest is the only reason he’s on your team. You weren’t paying for average.

      If you are inclined to sell I’d wait until after he faces Doubront on Sunday.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Gareth: is anybody on the indians not legit? Popperian style falsification question here.

  19. Ben says:
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    Everyone getting hard for Rendon should just go pick up Darwin Barney or Pete Kozma. You won’t notice the difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  20. Aero says:
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    Did I miss the news where Yan Gomes is the regular catcher now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not

  21. boston strong says:
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    my Segura saga is getting better now its between Adam Jones and Joey Bats im leaning with Jones but the groin injury is concerning, the kid with Jones also has CarGo (COL) should i go after him or just stop posting and grab Jones now before he takes back his offer,
    thanks for the input this site is the shit when im in a pickle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones… CarGo’s slightly better, if you want to try for him, go for it…

      • boston strong says:
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        @Grey: thanks legit every time im about to hit accept someone offers more lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Wait, did you just sneak in a wedding announcement in an Eric Chavez blurb?

    That’s smooth, man. Billy Dee smooth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, mentioned it months ago…

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @Grey:

        Must have been in a Raburn blurb. I drank all of those away.

        Late congrats, anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  23. Evil Grey says:
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    Sorry if this was asked at some point today…..Coello or Joel Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, but tomato tomahto and could change tonight…

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @Grey: Point taken. Waivers don’t clear til Sunday, so I’ll hit you up if nothing becomes clear.

  24. Obmij76 says:
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    Hey Grey, love the writeups. Which side? 12 team, H2H keeper – Innings are a stat. Shelby(26th rd keeper), D.Jennings(16th Rd) for Ad. Jones(5th), Weaver(5th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Jones side… It’s fair…

  25. Ryan says:
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    My team is in 1st place, …I am worried some of my pitchers fall off (Lee, Bucholz, ZImmerman, Greinke, Santana, Liriano, Niese). I have Lawrie on my bench…do I drop him to get Beachy early?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  26. TNAZ says:
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    Rendon or Gausman ROS?

    Here are my current Middle Infields. Have to start 2B, SS, 2B/SS. Gyorko, Cozart, Didi.

    Thanks for all the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman for now… No problem…

  27. Matt P says:
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    I lost Rutledge yesterday, so I’m in need of an SS in this dynasty league, this guy comes up with this crazy offer:
    His Arenado + Segura + Ozuna/Arcia for my Machado + Gerritt Cole.

    My gut says no, Machado and Cole are gonna be super awesome good right?

    Thanks man, dude you guys should put that picture of you drinking a margarita down here so people feel bad when they ask you questions and don’t pay you :p

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, tough offer to figure… I could see taking it, but there’s risk involved… Arenado can be great himself… I’d probably take it…

  28. bossmanjunior says:
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    Wow, I had to look up Amanda Bynes after you wrote this and man, that girls has become a mess. Looks like Courtney Love in the making.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Her life is in the toilet and nobody’s flushing…

    • Prezii says:
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      My google search top: amanda bynes naked… Hey i had to see for myself! I was pretty disappointed tho….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh please, prezii!

        • Prezii says:
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          @Grey: no nips? Your career is over just strip already…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            She’s teasing it… Before the champagne room spectacular

            • Prezii says:
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              @Grey: ill be first in line.. well, after razzball annouces it, that is.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s next one of Rudy’s announcements…

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Grey: the Celebrity in the Nude(o Nator).. call it the SIN…

                  Sorry, 4 females!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Celebrity Undergarments Nudie Tweet… I’m not gonna make an acronym for it…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey: ha!! Nicee…

                      “Just a heads up, the Razzball Kuntcast mightttt not be for all audiences… You have been advised”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Don’t be offended… It’s a K, y’all!

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Grey: its not a problem if you leave out the dashes- cuntatron

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh yeah that’s fine…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Female reader: still offensive douchebags!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      SoD?

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey: im just gonna start abbreviating everything… GTAP… Gotta take a piss!

                      You thought, going to amputate Pedro… See, you can make it anything you want!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I gotta GTAP and we’re locked outside of the house… About to whizz in the pool… I mean, WITP…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Tell cougs if she does that shizz again your pimp hand is bout to SAH!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My pimp hand is strong too, yo!

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezii: I’d hit it

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezii: let the four ladies speak for themselves.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Juan Lleno de Odio: there isnt any female readers! Its all a hoax… Wake up! Haha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: i think i’ve seen like one picture of bynes ever, and she must’ve really hit some rocks (both with her face and the drug kind) to be compared looks-wise to courtney love. Unless the comparison was only about lifestyle similarities.

  29. Wake Up says:
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    She actually did punch me once on her forthcoming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Bitch, woke me up too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You were asleep? You da man!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I get her 2 brand new batteries every Valentine’s Day…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you’re dating the Hitter-Tron’s sister.

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Hahaha…told her…”If that’s your P Hole and that’s your B Hole over there…then I don’t see why the A Hole should be off-limits”…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  B-Hole’s are totally underrated A-Hole…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: HA!

  30. Evil Grey says:
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    Man you will be pushing Brantley until the last Buy/Sell of the season ;) Dwight Howard is physically capable of having a Shaq-like career, except he has the personality of a 14 year old girl and the intestinal fortitude of a Tse-tse fly.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Have a Laker friend who got really stoked when they traded for Dwight Howard. I told him that the Lakers are going to regret bringing on that insulated brat. Yeah, I was right. He needs to play for a small market team/city that glorifies his every move, even when he doesn’t deserve it.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Sky: sky…. Talking about hoops? I must be still sleeping…

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Prezii: No, go back to sleep.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I straight up ball, dawg. Seriously, still play basketball to this day but haven’t really kept up much with the NBA over the last year or so except for the big stuff like wah-wah boy going to the Lake-show there.

          • Prezii says:
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            I tried… @Sky: yeah you are not really missin much.. unless you are a Heat fan… Which saddens me to say thats half of America..

            Go Warriors!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Bandwagoners…gotta hate’um. I still remember rooting for Glen Rice; half these people who are Heat fans don’t even know who that is. Glad to see Curry stepping up and to no longer see 50 shots from Monta Ellis for the Warriors. Sonics fan here (though I just appreciate good basketball in general). I was extremely excited for the future of Durant, Green and Westbrook. Then Stern came and stole them from us.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Sky: nah, they still zombie sonics.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I root for the Thunder now but I do it with rage.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Sky: and harden! that sucks for them this year, i really thought they could give the heat a run for their money.

                As for Monta i could go on all day about that scooter riding bastard. But i will just say, Curry is the truth. Its sad we have been watching him do this for a couple years every night and people are JUST now like, “oh curry? Yeah hes good”.. if his ankles hold up, watch out.

                P.s. Bring back the sonics!!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Thunder need to move off of Perkins. He’s just a big glob of muscle that can’t move in the middle of the floor and he can’t shoot a jumper. Worthless.

                  Yeah, I loved watching him in the tournament. It was clear he was gonna be something special. He has been for a while but his health/Monta were really a huge detriment to him becoming visible. Seth will be on his way shortly…seriously, Del’s sperm should be frozen and planted in the womb of every woman who wants a sharp-shooting NBA guard. Speaking of Del, did you ever watch him? Man had the quickest shot. Growing up, there were a few guys I loved watching and wanted to copy my game after. Reggie Miller and Del Curry were two of them. Great work with screens. Not as easy as people may think.

                  Sonics for me growing up were all about those 1992 playoffs. I swear TNT did not move off of Kemp’s thunder dunks from that Warriors series for years:

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMSBqO9E5BU

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfW2yWLv4A

                  Sorry if that brings back bad memories! I’m sure Kemp wishes he could go back to that time and not have about 20 kids if it makes you feel any better.

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Sky: those clips take me back…to when I liked the NBA.

                    I loved watching Reggie, former Bruin, and being in LA Byron Scott was amazing. I wanted to be them but it turned into more of a Kurt Rambis/ Charles Oakley with a sprinkling of Chris Mullen (I use to be money from the corner)

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Kemp really was part of the generation of players I hated – or started to hate – but he was on a team that kept him above his stupidity for a while. Once Iverson started becoming the ‘next big thing’ I tuned out. Congrats, Allen, you scored 30 points. Too bad it took you 40 shots to do it. It was pickup basketball but instead of being down at a local court, people were getting paid millions and we were supposed to stomach it as real basketball.

                      Reggie brought the part of street ball that I’m fine with: the mouth. As long as you can back it up, of course, but that Knicks vs Pacers series I’ll always remember. Truly was amazing basketball.

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Sky: that perkins trade was so bad.. i never understood it. Completely agree on Del tho.. those kids have the sweetest stroke out there and a lot of people dont even know who they are.

                    And those videos are gold. Look at Mullin! Hahaha i actually really liked that sonic team with kemp, payton, perk and detliff shckimp? Watever that dudes name was.. kemp has some of the nastiest dunks ever. But Reggie was more of my type.. he was the man! He was in range when he entered the arena.. pure shooter.

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Prezii: I hope howards lands there and you people can deal with that loaded diaper

              • Prezii says:
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                @Juan Lleno de Odio: he would be great for the warriors…… If he wasnt such a bitch. We need bigs.. and although i would be dusted and disgusted by it, i know marc jackson wouldnt let him be like that. Dude is a great coach.

                We wont be able to pay him so theres that. Barnes, curry, lee, klay, ezeli.. we got youth.. gooddd youth.

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @Prezii: Howard is still a project…crazy…right?

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Juan Lleno de Odio: one day he’ll grow up… Hard to imagine how someone that much man could be such a little baby… Obviously loaded with potential though.

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Prezii: yeah, but so is my dick, if I don’t use it right then it’s just worthless flesh that can’t shoot

                    • Prezii says:
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                      HAHA! fuckin poetry, Quan….

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Prezii: Jackism’s…you have been advised

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Sky: As someone who lives in LA and has to tolerate all the BS that is the Lakers, the Clippers and the joke that is the NBA, I have to agree with you Sky, I never liked the idea of them bringing in Nash nor Dwight. They should of never given up Marc Gasol, I was one of the few people down here that never understood that “throw in” part of the deal. From what I understand they didn’t even need to do that. Don’t even get me started on the Chris Paul fiasco…When it comes to basketball I only believe in three necessities 1) a blue collar center 2) a great facilitating point guard 3) Magic Johnson *3 is hard to find, but still the best all around player ever.

        I am like you, I don’t watch the pro game any more, always been more of a college guy. I love to play but my jell-o ankles think otherwise. Still shooting the ball around is a lot of fun. I grew up in a basketball town and they taught everyone how to shoot from outside, we can play HORSE when we hang out

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, Nash would’ve been fine if they had brought in the right young piece for the rebuild of their dynasty. Dwight was never that and management should’ve known that. Heck, Shaq & Kobe may never have done what they did without the right coach in place. Shaq was a fun-loving goofball who lacked discipline when he came to the Lakers and Phil showed him how to be great. Dwight hasn’t had that coach yet and I don’t know if he ever will.

          Gasol isn’t the best center in the league but he’s always a great 2nd or 3rd guy on a good team. Dude is a very cerebral player and sees the court so well. Not just in passing but knowing ‘hey, my man is leaning off of me and Artest’s guy isn’t on him at all; let me set a screen for Artest’s man, forcing my guy to cheat up on Ron and then roll to the bucket for the layup’ all while playing off the ball. Love guys like that, they play the game like it was meant to be played: by 5 guys who are always paying attention to what’s going on out there.

          If I could name one player that best solidifies my style of play, it would be Tony Kukoc. Slow, lanky and never going to take a game over but can facilitate, shoot well and get his teammates involved all while chipping in a block here and a steal there and taking advantage of mismatches. We’ll play RAZZBALL instead.

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Sky: nice, I was the guy they always underestimated when I would start to float out to three point land and because I had a decent first step for a big guy and big ass shoulders I could drive when they would start guarding me on the outside.

            I use to take a basketball class at my junior college and we would get gym time twice a week. There were a lot of street ball black guys, quick phillipino kids, a couple crafty older dudes and me. I would always get picked last at the beginning of the class and by the end of the semester would be in a teams top three picks. I don’t look like I could play ball to save my life, but I could. Hell, my semi decent game got me a promotion at work one time

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah, I know I’ve surpised some of the college kids at lunch time here and there. Pickup I love handling point because I love making these dumb little punks actually move without the ball. I literally start pointing at them to set a screen off the ball and tell the man coming off the screen to curl. I’ve said a few times to a couple of them ‘you move, I’ll get you the ball. I don’t care about getting my shot, I care about us getting a good shot so stop standing out on the three point line staring at me’. That drives me nuts: playing basketball while 4 guys stand around like bobble heads staring at you while you’re waiting for someone to actually move without the ball. Dumbfounding…I blame Allen Iverson.

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Sky: I blame him and Jordan, everyone wanted to be that great one on one go like MJ was but couldn’t, I definitely lost my taste for the game back then, but because of social circumstances I still continued to watch a little. If the NBA went all contraction and took itself down to 18-20 teams then I might start watching, I think they are the only league that really hurt, in the long run, the quality of its product by expansion. I know they have more euro’s and south americans now but they also have a bunch of slasher athletes that can’t shoot. Maybe if i get my ass back in shape I can play again, but I also want to play adult softball and with the condition of my ankles I will need to make a choice that points towards softball

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Oh man, you can’t blame Jordan for that. Allen Iverson didn’t want to be the best, Jordan did. AI wanted to win 1 on 1 and blame his teammates for his shortcomings. Think about all the highlights of MJ throughout their two three-peats. How many are of him and a big shot and how many are him passing it out to a teammate for one? Steve Kerr, BJ Armstrong, John Paxton and even Craig Hodges were well known names in that day around people who watched basketball. Name one big shot by an Iverson teammate? Heck, name one Iverson teammate period? Can’t blame a guy for playing the game hard and wanting to be the best and win for AI seeing 30 points and thinking that’s all it takes to be a superstar.

                  • Prezii says:
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                    Sky, i must say… Im impressed!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      *tips cap*

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Sky: nah, I will always remember early Jordan. IMO, he was the death of the game, after him everyone wanted to be him and they all forgot how to play ball. the Jordan rules and the way Stern used his popularity to over expand and dilute his game to clear piss

                    • Sky

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                      Hrm, have a hard time blaming him for the bad choices of others, personally. I saw early Jordan too but I guess I saw the drive and the will there more than I saw the flash. I saw desire. Guess other kids just saw all the shots and the pomp that goes with it. Still feels like he’s to blame for choices made around him. Like blaming male teenage blindness and hairy palms from the early 90s on Jenny McCarthy.

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Sky: never yanked it her, was more into brunettes.

                    I saw the drive, but a lot of those guys from that era had a lot of drive unlike the contemporary norm primadonna’s we have now. Don’t get me wrong, he was great, but the effects he had on the way the game was played, reffed, and perceived was the beginning of the end. I would take Magic any day over Michael

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley can steal 40 bases! I don’t know basketball…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Evil Grey:

      Point of order: I would think the tsetse fly is pretty bad ass. It weighs all of 10 milligrams but it can take down a 200 lb human with the African Sleeping sickness, symptoms of which include Winterbottom’s sign and chancres.

      • Prezii says:
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        @OaktownSteve: you are like a walking, talking google… love it!

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezii: he probably googled it….he did go to UCLA…which is a good thing

          • Prezii says:
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            @Juan Lleno de Odio: either way hes full of information. Weathers its pointless info, thats for you to decide.

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Prezii: we all need to sit around the campfire and have knowledge time with OS

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @Prezii: puff puff pass to the left ya’ll

      • Evil Grey says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Sure, the Tse-Tse can transmit diseases, much like Howard, to any team he plays on. This is not a good thing. And, the Tse-tse would get squished by a basketball.

  31. Man of Steel says:
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    Do have more faith in fieri closing games then Bailey? I’ve had fieri on my roster all season and seems like he’s always giving up runs. Plus redsox will be in more winning situations then angels. what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fieri over Bailey

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i’m assuming this has more to do with both Bailey and Madsen’s injury concerns than freri being that much better than bailey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  32. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Guess I should’ve saved my Phelps comments for this post, eh? Oh well… There’s nothing wrong with sitting next to Graham Elliot. As long as it’s first class…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  33. Duke says:
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    Just got offered Cargo for Cliff Lee / Gardener. The rest of my staff is Hamels, Samardijdazjija, Moore, Medlen, Shelby, Cobb & Gausman…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take CarGo

  34. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey, I don’t understand that when you said Phelps on the stream o nator is favorable so grab him but when I mentioned Marcum, it was ideal.. am I getting it wrong on the nator because Phelps is $8.5, QS 6.4, ER 2.7, K 5.7 and his Lose is 3.8 to Win 3.5… Marcum has $12.9, QS 5.8, ER 2.4, K 5.3 and has a Win 3.8 to a L 3.5… I’m not trying to Question you or sound like a dick but I’m just trying to understand this stream o nator thing cause just when I think I have it right then it leads me to believe that I’m an idiot with this thing and I might be looking at it wrong. Can you tell me why in this situation Phelps is better??

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Frank White: I’d use a little discretion. I wouldn’t exactly let Stream-O-Nator make your stock picks for you.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Evil Grey:

        Dear Stream-o-nator:

        Where is the passenger processing lounge for the lunar shuttle?
        Concourse lounge C, 4th level. Next.
        How long is my parking permit for?
        Two hours. Next.
        What’s the fastest animal on Earth?
        The cheetah. Next.
        Should I fake my orgasms?
        Yes.

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @OaktownSteve: My NASA engineer friend told me if Stream-o-nator is ever wrong, everything goes back to zero.

      • Frank White says:
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        I really don’t use them for my picks all the time cause I’m still trying to understand it but can you understand where i’m coming from?.. I just want to know why that decision would be made as in if you didn’t know theses guys cause Grey said a comment about Phelps saying just look at the stream o nator. If you look at it, it says Marcum would have the better game… Evil Grey, am I making sense like do you see where i’m coming from?? Grey is the smartest guy that I’ve ever spoken to about sports and I’m just trying to learn all of this so I can do as much as I can without bothering anybody! You understand

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Frank White: SON hasn’t caught up to Marcum not being that good anymore and Phelps being a starter…

        • Evil Grey says:
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          @Frank White: Sure, for someone who has no idea who those guys are, I understand. I know Marcum is not that good right now. I’m just busting chops. I’m Evil Grey.

          • Frank White says:
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            LOL… But it says he’s the favorite in that game right???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because Marcum hasn’t looked good.

  35. Wake Up says:
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    It all makes sense now…that girl that I brought back to the hotel after my cousin’s wedding must have been trying to thicken her pubes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Wow…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t know it then…but I know it now…she was most likely from Bayonne…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely Jersey girl

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: looked more like Kevin Smith than Liv Tyler…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, that’s Jersey!

    • Prezii says:
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      Hahahaha gross!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Prezii: My friend Johnnie Walker kept telling me it was gonna be OK…just keep going…you’re almost to shore…you’re almost to shore…come on Richard Parker we’re almost to shore!

        • Prezii says:
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          @Wake Up: then you made it to the shore and it was full of dead crabs…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezii: Dead? I wish…

  36. OaktownSteve says:
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    Straily’s home ERA career? 8.16 over 28.2 innings. Road ERA career? 3.09 over 43.2? Boardingschooler?

  37. kisses says:
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    in need of steals and saves:

    giving: cc and markakis
    getting: grilli and bourn

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • kisses says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  38. B.J. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you trade Betancourt for Uggla in a 12 team H2H? Lost Utley to DL and the wire has crap for 2B. My other closers are Bailey, Holland and Parnell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

      • B.J. says:
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        @Grey: not exactly a glowing endorsement. Should I try for someone else?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • B.J. says:
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            @Grey: he also Zobrist. Would Betancourt and Dez Jennings for Zo be a good offer? He would like to upgrade on McLouth.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds decent

            • Gareth says:
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              @B.J.: Sure.

            • Gareth says:
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              @B.J.: Who do you like better for RBI’S. Adam Dunn or Lance Berkman?

  39. Wake Up says:
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    Hospitality riff was friggin funny!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  40. JVH4 says:
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    Danks worth a pick up in 12 team mixed 5×5 or a 12 team points league? When healthy, he’s been one of those sneaky guys worth owning right? . . . like the 3 days he’s been healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t pick him up

      • Concussed Morneau says:
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        @Grey:
        @JVH4

        I wouldn’t touch him with a 10 ft pole

        • JVH4 says:
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          @Concussed Morneau: Would you touch him him a 10 ft swede? You have some tall friends!

  41. vohnie says:
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    In general, who would you start this week in a UTIL role between Todd Frazier and Arenado? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  42. mcBlunty says:
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    trade offer on the table, i would be getting j heyward, b phillips and d freese, i would be giving up a pujols, j reyes, j donalson

    this a is a keeper league, im hesitant to move AP casue hes AP, but seems like too good of a deal not to do? thoughts? will freese ever thaw out and heat up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s solid for you…

  43. Lakitu says:
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    I went ahead and picked up Rendon. It saddened me just as much you, Grey, but I dropped Rutledge for him. (single tear dripping poetically onto my keyboard)

    I have a trade question. I’m currently rolling with Didi Gregorious as my only SS. I wanted to make a play for Jean Segura.

    I was thinking about offering:
    Adrian Gonzalez and Didi
    FOR
    Jean Segura and Mark Reynolds

    I know that Reynolds is in the “sell” section, but my team is filled with .290+ avg talent and I am crushing my 12-team roto in average, so I feel I can afford to take the average hit to gain in HR, RBI, R. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a sad day or two… I’d take Segura there, it’s fair…

  44. bigLepowsky says:
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    Ive got David Price on the DL and just was offered BJ Upton for Odirizzi and Reynolds…I’ve got an decent depth at 1B and 3B (freeman, laroche, miggy, frazier) and really need to find a way to get a few bags. Your take on the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can get Bourn with Reynolds if you need speed… Or get cheaper speed… It’s fair though…

  45. DansUggla says:
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    12 Team H2H:

    If you would be so inclined as to rank the following SPs:

    Wheeler, Gausman, Parker

    I only have enough room to roster 1 and possibly two if I drop Teheran (owned him for 4 years and I am finding it hard to let him go) Who has more value ROS? I own the rights to Wheeler, and I have #1 WW Priority so I can grab Gausman if I like. Should I use #1 Priority or save it in the back pocket?

    Current Staff: Latos, Wainwright, Bumgarner, Medlen, Fernandez, Greinke, Teheran, Parker (Parker is 1st to go)

    Thanks! BTW, player pages are Bossman Senior Senior.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them… Hold Teheran

  46. steve says:
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    Any thoughts on a Nick Franklin call-up now that the Ms have Designated Andino for assignment? Expectations?

    I’ll ask Scott also.

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @steve: Just saw the Andino news and was wondering the same thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a huge fan of M’s hitting prospects while they’re in Safeco…

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha. Thanks.

  47. Ron says:
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    Would you give Matt Holliday straight-up for Stanton right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I would in some circumstances…

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Some circumstances such as…..?

  48. shibboleth says:
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    Don’t look now but Nolasco has a few nice starts strung together. His Siera and xFip are each within one tenth of 3.75. How does the mustache feel about him now that most of us have forgotten all about his upside? Maybe a filler for QS leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him in most mixed leagues…

      • shibboleth says:
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        @Grey: I needed to hear that. Thanks for talking me off that ledge. Looking at the waivers for too long can cause a breakdown in higher reasoning…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @shibboleth:

      I’m streaming him tomorrow. The whizzonator hates him. I wonder how humans would fare against the Stream-O. Like Paul Bunyan against the chainsaw? If you were to design a stream contest, what criteria would you use? Take the top $ Stream-O pitcher less than 50% owned? That seem fair? How big a sample size would you need? Month? Two? A whole year? Probably a year to glean a whole lot.

      • VinWins

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        @OaktownSteve: I’d pick a league, and whoever was available 24 hours (or maybe 36) before the games could be used.

  49. Metzkabob says:
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    10 team h2h 6×6 auction keeper league

    I give up kemp $43 minor $5 escobar $1

    I get hamilton $24 castro $8 lee $23 (castro is on the end of a contract so I can’t keep him)

    would you do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Sky: You musta been on quite a YT vision quest to run into that one…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I still have some peyote left. See you on Monday with more from the YT nether regions…if I make it back.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Sky: Wish you well Brother Walks with Snark…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Sky: I’m not sure if I’m suppose to be turned on or disturbed by that head f**k gone wild

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Juan Lleno de Odio: Yeah, it’s like Europe only gets the USA channel and only watches after 11 pm when all the bad 80’s soft-porn comes on.

        • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Sky: speaking of which I have a date later with joy sticks and stewardess school

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha!

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Sky: and yes, those are really’s 80’s movies

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                I had to google but I was pretty sure you wouldn’t lead me astray even before I did. I don’t remember the name of any of them I just remember…having impure thoughts.

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @Sky: my neighbor and one of my best friends growing up worked in a video store for years, between the ages of 13-19 I hung out in there a lot, and then my other good buddy worked in one for a couple of years in my early 20’s

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Ah nice. So you’re pretty much a walking info source on movies in general…good or bad.

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Sky: it’s all relative, these are movies, not films

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      So no wine swirling when I watch them?

  50. Mariner Mike says:
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    Grey, OF needs help, what two do you like Brantley,Joyce,BJ,Venable no special needs just solid player needed thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable, BJ

  51. The Fridge says:
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    Rendon or Josh Donaldson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Ha! Josh Son of Donald. Somebody found a way to make you recommend him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Was thinking the same thing…

  52. mzyptlk says:
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    Tulo, Sale, Cruz for Trout, Segura, Greinke ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  53. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Should I dump Mouse for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  54. Josh Rutledge says:
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    Ian Desmond for medlen? Rutty replacement needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Desmond

  55. Matthew says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Someone just accepted my offer of Matt Harvey for which I get Ryan Braun and my pitching consists of

    Bumgarner
    Scherzer
    Miley
    Kuroda
    Peavy
    Niese

    With an OF of

    J Upton
    A Jones
    T Hunter
    A Jackson

    Also have Votto and Phillips Machado to name a few

    Should I do backflips or should I be flying?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

    • Dave the Barber says:
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      @Grey: @Matthew: Are you in an 8 team league?

      • Matthew says:
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        @Dave the Barber: 12 team I just drafted well waivered well and Geey and Razzball are the shizz

  56. Sideshow says:
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    Would u drop Rutledge for Rendon in need of a MI ASAP in a deep league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but Rendon’s not up yet…

      • Sideshow says:
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        @Grey: Right. Who will be back up 1st is the ? Tough 1.

  57. Prezii says:
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    Happy Friday foo! Hitter tron needs a nickname like SON.. I will now call him TRON.. Cuz hes too badass for a first name…

    “Yo wteff, SON likes Blanton and TRON likes Lucroy, but the STON says Steve owns both! FMFBBL…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice…

  58. JVH4 says:
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    Tehol doing a post today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomorrow, last minute mankini wax…

      • JVH4 says:
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        @Grey: Ha!

  59. Bill McCool says:
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    Andino kicked to the curb – time to grab Nick Franklin? I’m (not)literally dying with Reyes on the DL, a AAA Rutledge…and Lowrie and Cozart holding down SS and MI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure grab Franklin

  60. Jose says:
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    Would you trade Tulo for a package of Segura and a top 10 pitcher like Wainwright? Is that a fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would do that…

  61. Ron says:
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    Rizzo vs. Arroyo
    A-Gon vs. Lynn

    I ask because of how dreadful A-Gon has been the last 7 days. Which 1B you taking tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  62. royce! says:
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    Dee Gordon has been horrible. Drop him for Rendon, Lind, Carter, Puig, Coello, Maybin or Leonys Martin?

    14 team h2h, no in week changes, 7 x 7 (5×5 plus OBP and XBH, K/BB and Holds)

    C- Martin
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Pedroia
    3B- Miggy
    SS- Zobrist
    IF- Cuddyer
    OF- Heyward
    OF- Joyce
    OF- Ethier
    OF- Kelly Johnson
    UTIL- Berkman
    BN- Dee Gordon
    BN- Frazier
    DL- Ajax

    SP-Zimmermann
    SP-Peavy
    RP-Chapman
    RP-Holland
    RP-Bell
    RP-A. Bailey
    P-Ryu
    P-Cobb
    P-Odorizzi
    BN-McCarthy
    BN- Milone
    BN-Wheeler
    BN-Gausman
    DL- Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  63. stumanji says:
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    Best back end SP pickup: Hector Santiago, Phelps, Tillman, Straily, Odorizzi, in that order?

    Staff is currently Felix, MadBum, Minor, Morrow, Cashner so I could use a solid SP4-5 guy. I jettisoned Niese last week and Morrow has been awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Order depends on matchups

  64. Rixo says:
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    Would you drop morrow or kkendrick for straily?
    ESPN 12 team mixed league h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  65. JoeG says:
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    Stubbs or Joyce over Moss(Bench Moss, cut Espinosa). I think Stubbs will play more.
    Waiting on Rendon too, but that will be 10 games at 2b, but i guess it will be worth the wait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  66. Ron says:
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    You said trading away Holliday for Stanton is fair and you would do it…”in some circumstances”.

    In what circumstances are you referring to that you WOULD actually do this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I desperately needed power in a shallower league…

  67. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey, what do you personally mean? Is Gausman staying in the rotation? If yes, is he a better option than lets say guys like Phelps, McCarthy, Griffin or even Morrow ROS?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz:

      Grey?!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I answered on the other post…I don’t know if he’s staying in the rotation is the problem… If he does, I like him more than most of those guys…

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Grey:

          Oh havent checked the other post after you announced a new follow up. However thanks alot for both answers :)

  68. Will says:
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    Is Derek Jeter worth keeping on my DL? We get 2 DL spots, the other of which is occupied by Brandon Beachy. Rosters have 2 SS slots, and mine are Gregorius and Aybar, so it’s not like I’m holding out for amazing production from Jeter if he returns.

    So basically is Jeter coming back? And is he worth holding onto, or should I stash someone like Michael Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Pineda

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! My only concern was that there’s a hardcore Yankees fan with only one good SS in the league, but I think the rest of my hitting is good enough for it not to matter.

        One more question: my league is a keeper league where you keep 5 guys. I think Goldschmidt and Kershaw are guarantees, and I also have Rizzo, Beltre, Heyward, Cespedes, Allen Craig, Chris Davis and Yu Darvish as potential keepers. Should I try to trade Beltre straight up for Machado? I figure if Machado isn’t keeper worthy going into next season it won’t hurt me long term and I have other options.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, you can go with Machado…

  69. Concussed Morneau says:
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    Start Milone tonight @ Houston??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  70. Josh says:
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    Okay, one more: Aaron Hicks over Leonys or Revere in OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can try Hicks if you like but right now he’s not over them…

  71. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Anyone trusting Milone at Houston tonight? Burned us at Seattle last time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Fenway Fungus:

      If you need a win it’s probably a good play. I would expect some strike outs but I would expect he’ll give a couple at least. Wouldn’t be expecting a masterpiece.

      Speaking of masterpieces, Erik Bedard’s last start against the A’s he gave up 6 earned in 1/3 of an inning. Which is why I like the A’s chances.

  72. B-Leaguered says:
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    Drop Bonifacio for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  73. steve says:
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    Grey…

    Amanda Comak ?@acomak 13m
    Source: #Nats 2b Danny Espinosa’s right wrist was broken when Paul Maholm hit him with a pitch in April.
    Retweeted by Buster Olney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Really?

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: I’m not a journalist hence I don’t check my sources but I would guess that Olney does

        • steve says:
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          @steve: makes sense though with the Nats playing rendon at 2b (i suppose)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I meant Olney really just said that?

  74. HWY71 says:
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    Drop Adam Laroche for Brandon Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

      • HWY71 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Thanks.

        Would you trade Gausman for BJ Upton in 5×5 league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  75. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    Middlebrooks, Victorino to DL for Sawx. Iglesias, Aceves called up.
    Rutledge standing on stool with rope around neck. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  76. Howard says:
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    Rank the following OF’s for me in a 16 team league: Ichiro, Arcia, Krispie Young, Pollock, Snider.

    Also, Bonifacio or Elliot Johnson?

    Have a great weekend Grey.

    • Howard says:
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      @Howard: Oh and include Delmon Young in that list of OF’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Young… Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio actually if Getz is getting playing time

  77. OaktownSteve says:
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    By the way, Ned Toast of The Yost wants Chris Getz to be his lead off guy. He’s in that spot again tonight. Go figure. Clouds the Eliot Johnson PT situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you think the Royals use a Magic 8 ball, a psychic hotline, a dart throwing monkey, or “bubble gum bubble gum in a dish” to make their player personnel decisions? Or some combination of all of the above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You forgot good old fashioned eeny meeny miney moe…

  78. Concussed Morneau says:
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    Add Leonys Martin and Drop Jon Jay? Thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he’s a bench bat

  79. RudyCorrales says:
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    kelly Johnson or Jared Gyroko from the padres?

  80. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Morrow/Dempster H2H league for any of the above guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What guys?

      • Mike says:
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        Sorry, one of these SP type of guys:

        Dan Straily
        Brandon McCarthy
        Kevin Gausman
        Jake Odorizzi
        David Phelps
        Julio Teheran

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCarthy, Straily

  81. Fratstar says:
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    Drop Gallardo for Quintana? Getting fed up with Gallardo’s push for mediocrity

    H2H 10 mixed league

    • Fratstar says:
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      Or drop Gausman for Quintana? It’s weekly so I need all the quality 2 starts I can get

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can drop Gausman for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  82. The Sheriff says:
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    Buster Olney just tweeted that Danny Espinosa has been playing with a broken wrist since April, when Paul Maholm hit him with a pitch according to a Nats source. So Rendon should be called up if he hits the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome

  83. Alex says:
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    But if you had to pick one of didi, elliot J and DJ L who would it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  84. Matt says:
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    Okay to send grandy to get Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t but it’s fair

  85. The badger says:
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    Do you like Burnett at Mil?

    SON has him at 10.7 but Mil two starts back was arguably his worst outing of the season where They ran riot on McKenry?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  86. 'Topes says:
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    Would you drop or hold Espinosa in a Deep 14 team league? I’ve had him on the bench for awhile since I’ve got D Murphy, Asdrub Cabrera, Ackley and Bonifacio to rotate through my 3 MI spots but with Ackley and Bonifacio both being pretty crappy, I’m hesitant to get rid of such a high draft pick this early in the season

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

    • The Sheriff says:
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      @‘Topes: according to Buster Olney a Nats source has said he’s been playing with a broken wrist since April and will most likely hit the DL.

  87. Kenny Powers says:
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    Grey, your thoughts on 2 separate trade offers:
    I get Desmond Jennings
    I give Gallardo & Lorenzo Cain

    #2:
    I get Shelby Miller & Didi G
    I give Segura

    5×5 roto keeper

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like either

  88. LongoTulo says:
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    I have Tulo and Ellsbury…trade for Segura and kipnis? I need a 2b. Thx again. Great work. Funny shit, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wouldn’t do that trade but it’s relatively fair…

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Grey: Then I’m not doing it. F it, I’m cracking a beer and getting my mind right. I will sit here and spend the rest of the evening on my fantasy sprawling handscraped deck and watch over my fantasy fields of cash crops as they bask and dance in the setting summer sun. Have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beautifully put… You too…

        • Prezii says:
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          @LongoTulo: nicee! enjoy!

  89. Matt says:
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    Thanks Grey

  90. smegma says:
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    No official word yet, but seems probable that Santiago goes to bullpen as Sale is “on target” for next week’s start. 12 team H2H points redraft league. I picked up Gausman but not sure I can roster 2 rookies by getting Wheeler. Not starting Gausman next week and Wheeler will likely be called up not too long after next week. Would you:

    Drop Santiago and/or Gausman for Wheeler and/or Kyle Kendrick (who gets 2 starts in 2 weeks Mia,@Mil)?
    Drop Straily after roster lock next week for Wheeler or Kendrick (if you’d hold either above)?
    Hold?

    My pitchers:
    SP: Bum/Scherzer/Peavy/Burnett
    RP: Iwakuma/Santiago
    Bench: Grilli, Niese, Gausman
    IR: Beachy, Beckett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Wheeler and Kendrick

  91. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Grey

    Wold you trade Country Breakfast/Granderson for a slumping Pujols? Or am i giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  92. Buge Hoobs says:
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    With Rut out, which piece of crap do you go with at SS ?
    B. Crawford, Escobar, Scutaro, Lowrie, A-Ram, Hardy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  93. mhfella says:
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    CBSSports reporting that Davey will not be calling up Rendon? Geez, what’s next? Rutledge going to Triple A?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, oh well…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: youve been swingin and missin Grey… Think you should stand closer.. to what, i do not know…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @mhfella: I thought it said “yet”. Think Davey just wants him to get some more time at 2B before throwing him in at the major league level.

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @MattTruss223: If I have to drive to Washington and remind Davey exactly what a quality 2b can provide him, then I will. And I will bring my vhs tapes marked “Wally Backman highlights” and put them in his vcr that i assume he has in his office. Then I will continue to fax him reminders all next week or until he sees the light.

  94. Dan says:
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    The ROS player rater really seems to like Kennedy. It has him in the top 25 above Anibal, Samardzija, Lynn, Latos, Price, Fister, Minor, Moore, and others. Grey, how do you think he’ll perform ROS? (8×8 QS, K/9, K/BB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’ll perform as I thought he would in the preseason… He should turn things around… Worth grabbing… I wouldn’t pay much of anything to find out…

  95. SamYo says:
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    Hey Grey, Jordan Zimmerman for Carlos Gomez, which side would you prefer? Standard mixed leagues. (What sort of OF should I aim for if I’m trading Zimmerman?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should a bit higher… I’d want a number one OF…

  96. The Red Cyclones says:
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    Great Buy/Sell this week!

    My current rotation in a 10-team yahoo h2h (W SV HLD K ERA QS, 50 inning min) is: Darvish, Lee, Latos, Fister, Medlen, Homer Bailey, Gausman, Jose Fernandez, Iwakuma and Josh Johnson on the DL.

    Can I sit on this rotation for the long-term? Should I bother with streaming anymore? Best WW pitchers are Jarrod Parker, Dan Straily, Jason Hammel, Lohse, and Hector Santiago.

    • The Red Cyclones says:
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      @The Red Cyclones: Barring injuries, obviously

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, your pitching looks pretty solid for now…

  97. danimal says:
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    Would love some help with this one, Grey and fellow commenters. Sorry in advance for the number of words, it’s fairly involved.

    I’m in a 14 team dynasty league (we keep 12 each season with no limit on years kept) and have established the best offense in the history of the league. We start just 9 hitters a week with locked lineups. I currently have McCutchen, J Upton, Marte, Trumbo in the OF with Giancarlo on my DL. My 1B is Votto. When Stanton comes back I’ll have one of those guys on the bench each week. My pitching is one pitcher short of good enough. Which of those outfielders (or Votto, since Trumbo has 1B eligibility) would you trade for a pitcher? I have only four good pitchers: Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller, Mad Bum, and Hyun Jin Ryu. Also, which pitchers might you target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte for Zimmermann?

      • Danimal says:
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        @Grey: Not sure if I could pull off that trade. It’s a points league and Zimmermann is #8 overall for pitchers while Marte is #20 for hitters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s sorta the kind of trade I’d go for, doesn’t need to be exactly that

  98. microwave donut says:
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    metal hair pie? Is that like having a Dee Snider ‘do down there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  99. TheNewGuy says:
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    Kubel normally plays against both handers right? Just added this guy, didnt realise he went 30-90 last year.

    Seems hes sitting against lefties for now though, keep him around and platoon him on my team for now? Or throw him to the wolves if hes not worth the hassle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t who you’re throwing him back, but he’s okay when he’s playing…

  100. giant-eer says:
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    Trading my Viciedo for his Venable? I am above average in HRs but below average in steals, with the gap getting bigger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • giant-eer says:
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        @Grey: I could drop Moreland for Revere cuz SAGNOF.

  101. MasterofGrond says:
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    Currently sitting on a starting pitching staff (ranked in order of my mancrush on each of them):

    MadBum, Scherzer, Burnett, Homer, Cahill, Masterson, Cashner

    Worth dropping someone (Cashner, I presume) for Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  102. TheNewGuy says:
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    Done the C Davis deal, holding fire on the Butler one for now. Just not sure what Moobs is, is he really the 30,100 guy of last year or the 20,90 guy hes been in his career so far? Im tending to think the latter.

    If so I dont really think taking the hit from Rizzo – E5, and Segura- Andrus is worth it. I have Kendrys at Util after all so its not like its a total black hole there, and he still has some room to improve right?

    Reminder on the deal case you forgot (not like you dont get many questions!):

    Get Butler, Rizzo and Andrus (almost stutterer!)

    for E5 and Segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I didn’t forget the deal… I still agree with Morning Grey

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Wow you must have some computer like memory from all your questions man. Maybe we really are speaking to a bot after all. Ha!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m Grey-Tron.

  103. OaktownSteve says:
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    Felt like Lombardozzi showed a little promise last year. Seems like a path to everyday playing time possible. Been lousy so far I ’13 but in spotty playing time. Worth a deep league look maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah in deeper leagues not terrible… Just mostly good for counting stats…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Looks like he’s going to spend most of his time in the 8 hole,with Suzuki/someone else moving up 6th.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would make sense…

  104. nightpandas says:
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    1. Segura or Rizzo, who do you like in a keeper?

    2.Drop bench bat Arcia or Joyce for Straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo… Arcia

  105. joeg414 says:
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    My RP’s are: Mujica,Cishek,Frieri and Brothers. Is it too early to pickup Robert Coello? Maybe cut Rutledge or Moustakas off my bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Rutledge

  106. Ike got a Fever . . . . says:
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    I want to drop myself for the Belt – do I drop from my 12tm league, or hold on and pray my valley fever goes away again (I swear that is my problem!!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose yourself!

      • Prezii says:
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        …. In the moment, you own it, you better never let it go!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  107. gareth says:
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    My relievers are irritating me.

    Betancourt (groinal scar tissue).
    Holland (the land of no opportunity).
    Frieri (mr 1.1 inning. That’s .1 inning too much. Thankd sciosiopath).
    Street (homer prone in petco? Really? Seth meyers).

    So I ahead and pick up parnell for week 8 as his stats were sparkling. He gives up a 3 run homer on day one and takes the loss.

    I’m chasing saves and having about as much success as evil grey on a night out speed dating.

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @gareth: Thank you for updating us all. Let us know when you go to the fridge.

  108. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Immediately dropped Gausman for Wheeler once the news broke-had to be done right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah that’s fine

  109. mraccoe says:
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    Brothers or Coello for speculative saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coello

  110. Barry B says:
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    Hey Grey buddy, would you start Masterson at Fenway tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Waivers for starters include Liriano, Locke, Griffin, Nolasco, Wheeler, Wandy, Leake…my pitching staff (at +24IP) is as follows;

    Verlander, S. Miller, Dickey, Bailey, Medlan, Wood & Cashner…would you make any replacements? I’m thinking no considering I have a solid pitching staff for a 12team roto league…maybe Wheeler at the prospect hes an ace like Harvey (not likely at all)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano over Wood

  112. MB says:
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    Need to active cuddyer, drop leonys or david murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  113. Evil Grey says:
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    I need to move Tex before he comes off the DL as he I’ve nowhere to play him. What kind of SP you think he would fairly fetch? Gallardo (meh)? Peavy? Greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gallardo… Maybe buy low on Kennedy… Don’t think he can fetch anything really, but maybe you’ll find someone to give you Peavy-ish guy…

  114. HWY71 says:
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    Trade Kershaw and Torii Bunter for McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take McCutchen

  115. MasterofGrond says:
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    Now that I have Wheeler, he’s totally going to destroy my hopes, dreams, ERA, and WHIP right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly!

  116. Jason says:
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    Grey, thanks for answering before. I had asked about moving minor and tex or mid rd pick for hamels. You advised to hold. Just wondering if you were more of the thought that minor will be better or that hamels sucks? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Minor can be better than Hamels…

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: cool. Do you feel the same about iwakuma? If it were iwakuma and a pick/tex.

        2. ROS tex or arenado

        C.

        3. Which one rendon arenado or yan gomes

        Keep up the great work. Since I’ve found this site I don’t miss a day. And all the advice is appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hamels over Iwakuma if that’s what you mean…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado for both… No problem!

  117. mc serch says:
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    Desmond Jennings not in lineup tonight….. “No, Daddy stop!” hehe you are fkin hilarious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  118. Oppo Taco says:
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    Picked up rendon after I heard about Espinosa’s bone chip, better stash than yelich? He’s on waivers too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Rendon for now…

  119. Seth says:
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    Belt or Hosmer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  120. joeg414 says:
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    Bonifacio or LeMahieu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio

  121. Grey –

    ROS question — best BENCH stash in a 14 team, 6×6 (OPS league), redraft.

    * been holding Adam Eaton all year, but growing impatient. In light of the the most recent 3-4 week set-back would you sub him out for any of these potential June call-ups (I included Rutledge cause I actually think he gets fixed and moved back up from AAA in a few weeks). Just my gut there… Roster position not necessarily important, but still included my current options below so you can see what Im working with:

    FA OPTIONS:
    Christian Yelich – OF
    Billy Hamilton – SS
    Josh Rutledge – 2B/SS

    MY CURRENT ROSTER — MI:
    Kyle Seager – 2B, 3B (starting 2B)
    Martin Prado – SS, 2B, OF (starting SS)
    Jedd Gyorko – 2B, 3B (starting MI)
    Alexei Ramirez – SS (on my bench; mix and match with Gyorko based on match-ups)

    Feliz Friday.

    Check this new taco spot out (PettyCash) on 7360 Beverly Blvd.: http://www.urbandaddy.com/la/food/23903/PettyCash_Walter_Manzke_Has_Some_Tacos_for_You_Los_Angeles_LA_Restaurant

    Enjoy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge, Yelich… Have you tried that taco spot? What the good word?

      • @Grey:

        thought the same. I think its a good time to get Rutledge cheap if you can afford to stash. By cheap, I mean free.

        Not yet on PettyCash taco shop. Going this weekend. I’m still an El Chato Taco Truck kind of guy. That’s a must if you haven’t tried yet. El Chato is southwest corner of La Brea/ Olympic, starting at 9pm-1am during week and 3am on weekend.

  122. Later Tater says:
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    hey grey

    one more

    my cc and c perez for adam jones (i need pwr/rbi) fair? do it?

    thanks

    • Later Tater says:
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      @Later Tater: or my shelby and perez for jones

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Prefer to trade Shelby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones

      • Later Tater says:
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        @Grey: thx have a good weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  123. Man of Steel says:
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    Aoki, d jennings, or cuddyer. Which one do I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh… Do you have to drop one? Aoki

      • Man of Steel says:
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        @Grey: yep because I have to activate Cuddyer. I also have Morse and moreland. is aoki still the one tgo?ok

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Moreland…

  124. mc serch says:
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    Shopping Shelby and not getting anywhere….shot down on offers straightup for gogo gomez, rios and choo… have tons of middle of the order guys (Cano/Longo/C.Davis/A.Jones/N.Cruz/Butler/Moreland) but could use some help in runs and steals… would you do Shelby for Marte? how about Aoki? I’m in first by 20 points, should i just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Marte then Aoki

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey: forgot to tell you I have LoCain, who is somewhat similar to those guys but been disappointing thus far…should I wait on him or make one of those deals now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d wait on Cain

          • mc serch says:
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            @Grey: Thanks brah

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No prob

  125. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    10 team 5×5

    Trade proposed to me: His Ryan Braun for my Alex Gordon and Matt Moore.
    My pitching staff is:
    Hamels
    Scherzer
    Moore
    Cobb
    Weaver (DL – returning soon)
    Cashner
    Milone
    Santiago (Hopefully adding Z. Wheeler)
    Outfield is:
    Cargo
    Cespesdes
    Gordon
    Markakis
    Mclouth
    Bench. Jon Jay
    Bench. Brandon Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun

      • The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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        @Grey:

        Is it close? no-brainer? I’m not a believer in Weaver, but I feel like him and Braun > Gordo and Moore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, with your pitching staff I’d take Braun…

          • The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks man, making moves!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Do it up, Ghost Boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username, btw

      • The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks thought the guy who touted him could get a chuckle

  126. nyydj2 says:
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    Rendon not in the lineup again tonight. Having a wisdom teeth procedure, could explain the spottiness this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, gotcha…

  127. Shawn of the living says:
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    choo and gardner for Justin Upton? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side, fair-ish…

  128. Evil Grey says:
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    My Votto/Altuve for Freeman/Matt Moore? #fridaynightswithGrey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #fridaynightswithevilgrey

    • The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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      @Evil Grey:

      Votto

  129. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    I sent over a couple vape and a food stop for the palm springs run. I sent it your razzball mail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet, thanks! Sitting in effin traffic now….

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: are you nuts, why would you want to drive there on a Friday at 5 o’clock on Memorial weekend. I have a game you can play in the car….count all the boats you see and then smack yourself for every one for leaving when you did. You should pass out from pain by Bloomington

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We left at like 1… Still not there! We just past the outlets though so close… Cougar wasn’t not crazy about going to watch me vape, but I’ll work on her on the way home… Thanks for the suggestions!

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: sorry I got it to you so late, get her some duck fat fries on the way home and she’ll be happy, save that e-mail for future trips

            oooh, I love the outlets…or do I love the idea of the outlets?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The idea… No worries, thanks for sending it, already flagged for future trips… Cougs forgot the keys so we’re stuck outside…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey: damnit cougs….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rookie mistake for an old broad!

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: chicks…whatdya doo?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tell me about it!

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: you’re from Jersey, you should be able to break in

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I offered, but I couldn’t guarantee the lock would work again…

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: hey, we never said it would be clean

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I offered to break a window too… We’re in now… A neighbor came through…

  130. OaktownSteve says:
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    LeMahieu had 8 SBs in 33 AAA games. Might have added the stolen base to his game. Still puzzling what to do without Utley for a couple weeks.

    Have a great weekend, Albright. Don’t answer a single question from anybody.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! But will be chillin by a pool answering whatever on the iPad…

  131. Tom says:
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    R.zimmerman or machado ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Tough call… Probably go Zimmerman, but could see it going the other way

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Glad I’m not the only one struggling with that decision. I was given the choice of trading one for latos…I sent zimmerman, because its just more fun to keep the young guy with upside!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  132. Ethan Stein says:
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    Another team is seeking to get rid of two closers for one great one – don’t know why. But is this worth it – I lose Wilhelmsen and get Valverde and Gregg. Do I want to do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  133. zach says:
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    My seager, zimmermann (pitcher), cuddyer, and mujica for his darvish and carlos gomez? I have beltre and aronado at third and 3 other closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yu…

  134. Justin Observation says:
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    Not as much a comment to the article but fantasy baseball related no doubt. Why does Tampa Bay keep putting a crap pitcher like Roberto Hernandez on the bump every five days when they have the best minor league pitching in the league? Colome, Torres or Archer have to be a better option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Money reasons…

  135. TheNewGuy says:
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    Birds fly, fish swim, Davis homers.

    He is unbelievable right now.

    • Justin Observation says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Good start to the year for Davis, but just like Mark Reynolds you to assume the barrage of the swing and miss will diminish his fantasy value in most leagues, hence Adam Dunn. Sell high in my opinion.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Justin Observation: Good is an understatement. Dropped his K rate and doubled his walk rate. He looks totally legit.

        MLB Home run leader this year, you watch. And hits above .270

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely

  136. Benny says:
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    Do you think Lawrie is just getting unlucky or is he just completely lost?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlucky

  137. Justin Observation says:
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    Curious as to your thoughts on pitching prospect jumping to the Majors from AA. What ever happened to a normal progression through AAA? I know its only Gausman’s first outting in the bigs, but disappointing none the less. Felt bad for Burch Smith as well, talented kid maybe brought up a tad bit too early. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burch was an odd choice for the Padres, feels more like a place filler… Gausman is fine… It depends on the pitcher… Sometimes teams want to jump Triple-A if the AAA team plays in a bad environment, sometimes the Triple-A roster is filled… Just depends…

    • royce! says:
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      @Justin Observation: I’ve been told by people at the Padres that they prefer to have pitching prospects skip AAA because the PCL is so hitter friendly that it can screw with a kid’s head. I think the M’s do the same, usually.

  138. Donald says:
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    Some guy offered me Cueto for Wheeler in a redraft. Would you do it? I know you said sell, but it seems like a good deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cueto

  139. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… Fonibacio or Wickie Reeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Weeks

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        One more, in light of tonight’s start… is Kyle Kendrick cooked, or do I continue to show faith?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I dropped him about a week ago, but I do like him for 60% of starts… Can’t have him face about 40% of teams… Needs the right matchups…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, then I definitely chose… poorly, tonight. Dah! I’m going to lose him for McCarthy, I think, but I must admit that Estrada has me thinking about going back and asking for forgiveness. Pirates yes, but his stuff looks nasty right now. Control seems much better.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I still have him in multiple leagues, did move on in the RCL but I’m mixing and matching in that league right now…

              • chillmodious says:
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                @Grey: You’re very decorative that way.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I try!

  140. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Answering a question from the earlier Friday post

    Mets want Duda to stay in left field. They have to see if he can handle the position long term. Sure, Duda could play 1B in a pinch and has played 1B well in the past. Valdespin would not play left field. Nor would Murphy. With Ike Davis sent down, the optimal defense would see Duda in left, Valdespin at second and Murphy at first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha, nice for Jordany… Him playing every day would something I’d need to see to believe though…

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Terry Collins could get fired. That could also open the door for more playing time for Valdespin.

        Next week I should be making my first weekday afternoon posts from a PC!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A PC? Why?

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Grey: All my posts here have been from a smart phone except for a few here and there when using my parents’ computer. I have a new job working for the government and have my own computer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, FBI MAN!

  141. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    yo prezzi, you going to your friday night regular spot in Emeryville tonight or are you mixing it up for the holiday weekend?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: just got back! I just go out to see my pops and take him to lunch. Use to play hold em there, cuz its a card club, but the whole limit shit pisses me off. Tonight im just goin to the homies house and chillin. Think im done driving in that crazy ass traffic for the night. Why do you ask?

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Prezii: no reason, you said you were a friday regular there, So I take it you play a lot of cards?

        • Prezii says:
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          @Juan Lleno de Odio: gotcha.. yeah i used to be hardcore into it but not so much anymore. Unless i go to a casino or somethin. I just kinda lost interest.. you any good?

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Prezii: nah, never liked to gamble too much, I know my personality and I would end up selling my car and pawning shit. Besides, I get super annoyed by the poker nerds and the guys that wear glasses when they play…f**king pussies

            On a related note I grew up with the CEO from Full Tilt that got busted for the Ponzi scheme…not surprised the least

            • Prezii says:
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              @Juan Lleno de Odio: damn i thought i was sure to get a couple “I pawned my….” stories outta you.. Quan does not gamble? Thats a curveball.. i cant stand when the dudes wont talk and they got a hoodie and glasses and headphones…dude you playin poker or are you on the run? Talk! Haha since were in hate mode, I hate when people order a ton of food and then try to eat it at the table..

              you dont even play blackjack? Craps? Pai gow? I find this hard to believe…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: when I go to vegad I play bj to make money, craps to lose it, and poker if I’m in the mood. I never do the odds in my head. Just try to read players.

                Did you really need the wet burrito to go with the nachos

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: i gotcha, i just learned how to play craps not too long ago but i love me some blackjack…

                  Did ya really have to order ribs at the card table?

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Prezii: I only remember each time I go, which is rare, and I lose a hundo, then I start to get it. When I drive through Stateline on my way home I immediately forget everything

  142. Justin Observation says:
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    My team is riddled with injury prone veterans. I’ve already made the switch from Rollins to Segura at shortstop, but can’t seem to pull the trigger on benching Aramis Ramirez for Josh Donaldson. Ramirez’s frequent day offs for his bum knee is starting to piss me off, but when he’s in the lineup he seems to rake. Looking for opinions. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t play A-Ram only when he’s playing?

      • Justin Observation says:
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        @Grey: Its a weekly league. Have to have my lineups in sunday night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d just plat Donaldson for now, until A-Ram is playing every day or close to it…

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Justin Observation: Opinions on what? If you should play Donaldson over Ramirez? If Aramis is playing, you play him. He’ll eventually be regular and Donaldson will eventually be Josh Donaldson and you’ll stop worrying about it.

      • Justin Observation says:
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        @Evil Grey: Thanks for the feedback Evil

  143. MasterofGrond says:
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    Masterson bench looking good right now.

    Love ya, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Back at cha!

  144. Hank says:
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    Which would you drop for wheeler? Andrew bailey, kenley Jensen, Perkins, or street?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

      • Hank says:
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        Ok that’s what I figured but thought I’d ask anyways. thanks and enjoy your weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  145. Jon says:
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    Which DL guy would you drop from Luebke, Beckett, Reddick and Victorino? (only have room for 3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luebke

      • Justin Observation says:
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        @Grey: Guess thats why im the rookie and your the veteran Grey.

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Should’ve said – keeper make any difference? I like Luebke more as a keeper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Beckett

    • Justin Observation says:
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      @Jon: Its a tough call between Beckett and Reddick in my opinion. Don’t think you can go wrong dumping either.

  146. Evil Grey says:
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    So this Phelps guy, whattaya think? Where do you like him among fringe FA’s like Kennedy, Cashner, Milone, Kendrick, etc.

    • Justin Observation says:
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      @Evil Grey: looks money tonight, and in my league his RP eligibility makes him a sweet starting pitching option in the RP slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him above Kendrick at this point but in Yankee Stadium in the AL East won’t be easy…

  147. Steve says:
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    A steal from Brantley, y’all…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Well, fuck that. My sister left Kipnis in her lineup by mistake and now he steals one too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  148. Evil Grey says:
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    Ike Davis! 2 more K’s!! This is epic stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually is on a fantasy Razzball scale…

  149. Steve says:
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    What happened to Grandy? Ichiro taking over in RF…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, without real wifi right now

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Steve: Update on rotoworld:

      Curtis Granderson was removed from Friday’s game against the Rays in the fifth inning after he was hit in the left hand by a pitch.
      Granderson remained in the game to run for himself, but continued to flex and shake his hand. However, Ichiro Suzuki replaced him in right field in the bottom of the inning. He’s likely heading for X-rays and the team should have an update on his status shortly.
      Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter May 24 – 8:45 PM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand HBP

  150. Justin Observation says:
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    Is McClouth ever going to start against Lefties? Got Cuddyer coming back next week and wondering who to start. McClouth’s K to walk and speed making me question my decision process.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You probably don’t want McLouth facing too many tough lefties…

  151. Steve says:
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    Damn, Dee Gordon sitting again. Think the tide is going out on him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  152. Jon says:
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    Re: My question above – “Which DL guy would you drop from Luebke, Beckett, Reddick and Victorino? (only have room for 3)” – You said Luebke… make any difference in a keeper?

    • Jon says:
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      Oops – you answered it above.

  153. Justin Observation says:
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    Guess the twins didnt know Deduno was a world baseball classic fluke and should have brought up Kyle Gibson. Wish I was a GM sometimes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deduno is garbage, didn’t understand that decision, guess they felt Gibson wasn’t ready…

  154. Justin Observation says:
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    Who’s the better future ace? Taijuan Walker or Jesse Biddle? Would love to snag Biddle right now, but unfortunately stuck in yahoo leagues where they dont even have him available, but Walker is. Quite a dilemma.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  155. Nick says:
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    Grey, one more question, I swear! You said drop Travis Wood for Liriano…I just noticed Hamels & Maholm are available as well…should I still with Liriano, or do you like Hamels or Maholm for ROS?

  156. Nick says:
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    Grey, one more question, I swear! You said drop Travis Wood for Liriano…I just noticed Hamels & Maholm are available as well…should I still with Liriano, or do you like Hamels or Maholm for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  157. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: I must admit, at first, I thought a general zombie like following of your (in most cases) quality educated deductions/judgments on players to pick up would “totally” narrow the way the game is played in Razzball – in terms of players rostered.. And to some extent, it does…

    Some of this thought is reflected by your posted stats on Carter rostered #s in RB leagues vs. ESPN leagues in general (not that he is not deserving of being carried)… While, it does point to the talents of those playing in your leagues… In my mind, it does also reflect some inbreeding that I expected…

    Is this the slavish devotion of those who listen and lap up your every word as if they had come from the very FBB godhead itself (you don’t have to answer this out of modesty, O Great One) – not really, but it seems close enough for hand grenades and horseshoes to me …

    (((I had Carter for awhile – I think, have made over 80 transactions already – because of the slow and injured MAGPIE start)… Dropped him and he was scooped up after while by another team… I was happy going other directions – BA and SB needs being more important to my team at the time ..))

    Ok back to the topic I was on – if your can pardon me for my personal Carter tangent – there

    RB input does to a large degree influence who is picked up…

    Proven by, when I read your stuff in the morning and by the time, I check the transactions so many of your recommendations have been put into action… I don’t see this as happen chance… The inbreeding at work here again…. A predictable manifestation of the influence of this site on your leagues.. A self fulfilling outcome if you will, O MOST POWERFUL SEER OF ALL…

    ((( Closers:: Are excuded from this… You can never get anymore unless you are connected to an alarm FBB wire service and have a techno-world FBB link 24/7 and have very fast fingers))

    But, on the flip side of this, I have found that many good players are left to languish or are abandoned because the slavish masses are following your every negative word to the letter or are reticent to go against the word of the GREAT AND POWERFUL RAZZBALL…

    Yep, if it ain’t in teletype (old tech) from the RB FBB oracle tickertape machine – it just ain’t happen’n on the transaction line in RazzBall Leagues…

    This is a good thing… It is much the same as in the Bay Sailing discussion /example I had with/gave you this spring..

    You drift off to leeward at the start; take the larboard tack away from the fleet and turn your engine with your underwater exhaust on – is the other way to win the race… It works almost everytime.. Except this time… Might have to get the outboard motor go’n too this time…

    It is “Hit’m where they ain’t”… “Get thar the fastest with the mostest”… “The early bird catches the worn”… “2 engines are faster than sails and 1 engine.. And all that good stuff…

    • Justin Observation says:
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      @T Moore: Nice rant…wow!!! That’s why 5X5 leagues are for rookies. Join a points league where strikeouts are minus points. Your homerun hitters who strikeout a lot really have no value. Now thats a competitive fantasy league that really tests your fantasy/baseball knowledge.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Justin Observation: Tehol wrote that I am a man because I like points leagues more than roto leagues. So he would probably call you a man too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be a better question for Vin or the Hitter-Tron since it has RCL owned numbers but I just call ‘em like I see ‘me, if an offshoot of that is people picking up as I see ‘em then I guess they’re either seeing it too and need a little nudge or they’re trusting… I do appreciate that trust and try my best… Hopefully it works out for everyone…

  158. Giant-eer says:
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    Drop Moreland for Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now unless you really need speed…

  159. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Davis 3/4s of the way to a golden sombrero. Sanchez with a no-hitter
    through 8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jinxed that one

  160. Justin Observation says:
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    Watching this Anibal Sanchez possible no-no!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tigers are gonna be so hard to be beat in the playoffs…

  161. Di Ro says:
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    Thanks, I just picked him up in all my leagues!

    How about this keeper league trade? – My King Felix and Wright for Verlander and Will Myers?

    I also have Sandoval on my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it…

      • Di Ro says:
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        @Grey:
        I feel the same way, thanks for the constant advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  162. Wake Up says:
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    I’m a hoax? YMF!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: Prethii?

      • Prezii says:
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        @Wake Up: hahaha no, thee, what i wath thayin…… I said the 4 girl readers is a hoax! Wake up!

        You can take that as a semi-shootout.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Prezii: Hahaha…I am really a girl and I am really Grey…just like that AWESOME Adam Sandler movie…not a coincidence that it swept at the “Razzies”…

          Wake Up is Gaelic for Grey…many famous Gaelics are named Wake Up and most if not all dress in solely Grey…Prethii…how would you like it if you were a Gaelic? Huh?

          • Prezii says:
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            @Wake Up: im willing to try anything as long as i dont have to convert to vegeterian…

  163. Wake Up says:
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    I’m still not convinced that Grey didn’t make up 50 commenter handles to ask himself catcher questions on the daily!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jason Castro… Wait, what?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: If you were me, which you are, and I was you, which is true, would you/I pick up Yan, if it meant that I/you were cutting VMart?

        PS How do we feel about Jason Castro?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with V-Mart now that he’s showing signs, but you knew that being me…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I already told I that we are Popeil’n Vmart…stop asking us stupid catcher questions…

            • Prezii says:
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              @Wake Up: Evil Grey, Wake Up Grey, Gaelic Grey, Grey, Jack Full of Grey, Greyeth…. Confusing! I got a mean “who do i drop Cashner for” question and dont know who to ask!

              • Prethii says:
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                @Prezii: Ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, mea culpa!

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: If I ever ask a catcher question, I will retire from Razzball commenting.

  164. SteveNZ says:
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    Now it’s Hochevar’s turn to screw me. Struggling to maintain my equilibrium here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad you’re not on a boat…

  165. SteveNZ says:
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    There are no reliable SP-eligible relievers. None.

    I miss Kuo so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, that was actually very sweet…

  166. John H says:
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    Need help, Grey… I’m in a long-term keeper league with OBP and SLG added to the standard cats. You can keep guys as long as you want with no penalty. I’ve been offered Goldy for J Upton. Do the deal? How close is Machado to this tier as a keeper? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Upton… He’s young and crazy good…

  167. Headley Lamarr says:
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    Can’t believe that Hurtis Granderson is heading to the DL so soon! Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup

  168. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    Grandy broke a finger?

  169. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck you, Hochevar. That was useless. Stupid bastard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, not as sweet…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @SteveNZ: You’re not a hockey dad are you?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Wake Up: Nah, a soccer dad. But a very quiet one.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @SteveNZ: Ha…good…let it out hear!

  170. Stasch says:
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    Ok. I have a serious 2B hole and am inclined to go after Rendon. To get him and account for Cuddyer’s return from the DL, I’d have to drop two of the following reserve/marginal players in a 10-man league

    Profar, Kelly Johnson, Belt, Arenado (additional bench coverage from Frazier and Cuddyer)
    Cashner, Estrada, Morrow, Erin Santana (thanks mostly to your wisdom, I own the six starters Darvish, Harvey, Shelby Miller, Moore, Zimmerman, Lester / razzball override).

    Is there any way out of this quality player jam? Who on earth do I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow, Erin Santana

  171. aj says:
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    5×5 roto 10 team
    Who do you drop: utley, reyes, veras, j. fernadez, s. miller, liriano?
    Who you add at utlilty: gyoroko, jay, nava, viciedo, dunn, revere, belt, carter?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fernandez… Belt

  172. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Muppet Master just went down. Could either be a cramp or a pull muscle in the back of his leg but it wasn’t via contact. Francisco Rodriguez getting the first call to get the final out.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Sky: dah, the guy that leads saves by 15 nabbed DOR-K

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I tried!

  173. Castro says:
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    Is wil Myers worth holding on to at this point I feel like his struggles down in AAA is going to prevent his call up their line up isn’t exactly murders row so he could help em ugh… I need a corona

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not holding him in any redraft leagues…

      • Vinnycora says:
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        @Grey:
        When Harper got called up last year he was hitting like .240 w 2 HR. I feel like if I’ve held Will (1 L) Meyers this long, it would be silly to set him swimming.

  174. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Any idea why Richards is coming out of the bullpen for the 9th for the Angels with a 5-2 lead?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Ahh, I guess Richards pitched part of the 8th and just stayed in.

      • Stasch says:
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        Still is this more subtle bad news for Frieri in addition to sucking?? @A Hill O’ Beans:

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @Stasch: I don’t think it says anything about Frieri. The guy threw like 40 pitches the night before so there was no way he was gonna pitch.

          I did think we’d see someone else in the 9th though, so if anything I’d say that’s a good thing for Frieri that they didn’t designate the 9th to another guy there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause Scioscia’s crazy

  175. MasterofGrond says:
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    And THERE is the Jose Veras I know and love.

    C’est la vie avec SAGNOF

    • chillmodious says:
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      @MasterofGrond: I didn’t even mind it tonight. Probably because I threw Kendrick too. When I saw the Veras line it was like, “Eh… I’ve had worse.”

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @chillmodious: I saw the walks, saw a two run lead, and knew in my heart a home run was coming. When I saw the ticker update, I wasn’t even bothered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  176. Di Ro says:
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    Which closer would you pick up?

    Street, Bentancourt, Bell, Jansen, Balfour, League Frier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  177. Matt says:
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    14-team 5×5 w/ OBP

    My Matt Carpenter (currently splitting time in UTIL with Adam Dunn, though I do love his flexibility to fill in for just about anyone with an off day) for his Kevin Gausman?

    Follow-up with dropping Jake Odorizzi (though hoping maybe to hold him until his start against the Marlins on Monday) for Anthony Rendon (if he can gain 2nd eligibility he can basically take over where Carpenter left off)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Carpenter…. After Monday, maybe drop Odorizzi…

  178. Steve Stevenson says:
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    K-Rod with the save for an apparently injured Henderson. Only guy i can drop tonight for him is Gausman. Do it?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: i wouldnt. This is a good chance for Ax to get the job back.. yeah, hes terrible but im sure hes going to at least get a chance… If he does good he could run away with it. Call me crazy but im not buyin the Rodfather…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  179. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    Was just offered Hamilton for Greinke and Shelby…I think this is too much for Hamilton considering his slow start. Do you agree? Should I try and get Cespedes with him or am I now asking for too much. I am desperate for run producers as I have too many table setters.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not a good trade… Trade Shelby for a decent hitter but aim a tad lower.

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey: nobody wants Shelby alone…He wants Greinke with him and has Beltran and Cespedes as his other OF’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You gotta lower your asking price for what you want then…

  180. FrankGrimes says:
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    Dump phelps for Straily for two starts next week H2H?
    Hoping wheeler is worth the wait but would you drop profar for yelich who side you on keeper wise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it with Straily… I’d hold Profar

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:thanks. arenado looks superb tonight
        also happy I’m holding onto Gattis instead of some other shizz @ Catcher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grimey!

  181. John H says:
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    Is Willingham for Carl Crawford vetoable? Which side would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not vetoable…Crawford

      • John H says:
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        @Grey: It’s getting vetoed now, based on an anonymous vote. I’m the first place team in the league. So far no one has spoken against it. Just one anonymous email to the commissioner against it, and 4 votes to 2 against.

        2 people not involved in the trade supported it. So with me and the trade partner, that should be 4 votes. But so far 4-2 against.

        Ugh.

  182. MB says:
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    Hanigan or Gomes as a 2nd C? need someone who wont kill me. Have Buck now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  183. Knighttown says:
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    1. Please rank ROS. Niese, Estrada, Milone, Wheeler, McCarthy, Cashner

    2. Gattis has been raking buts can’t get ABs. Go to Lucroy?

    3. Dying at MI IN 13 teamer. Using Amarista, Drew and Aybar. Rendon is listed as a 3B. How realistic is it that he will get MI eligible in Yahoo and be an upgrade on one of these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Estrada, Wheeler… 2. Sure 3. Maybe in a week or so…

  184. goodfold2 says:
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    not dropping kendrick tonight for wheeler will end up being ugly, and directly my fault for not being at a computer in time. same as gausman call up a few days back. Need iphone. probably had a 2.5 hour window in a 10 team league with deep benches. either iphone, or refusing to leave house. or self-loathing to a higher degree. Actually could get all 3. Although being at home with access and having iphone would feel much worse having f’ed this up. SON got it’s comeuppance on kendrick after he blew past it for like 7 str starts.
    Great, right as i speak Bell’s possibly f’ing up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell was fine, crap on the rest though…

  185. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    I’m sure this has been spoken on, but stupid f**king Espinosa, having a fractured wrist the last month would of been good to know a month ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously…

  186. quarto says:
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    Do you think it’s a good idea to deal Medlen for Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  187. Dan F says:
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    Huge trade went down in my league today. What are your thoughts?

    Traded Away:
    1. Goldschmidt (keeper eligible)
    2. Justin Upton (not eligible)
    3. Ben Zobrist

    Traded For:
    1. Robinson Cano (not eligible)
    2. Evan Longoria (not eligible)
    3. Todd Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fair… I’d take Goldy…

  188. Steven says:
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    Grey,
    Is giving Waino and Agon for say a Braun or Cano or first rd bat too much?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much, but it’s what you’d have to give if you want one of those guys…

  189. gareth says:
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    Is frieri droppable?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @gareth: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  190. Ulysses says:
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    12 team, h2h category. I was offered waino for my Stanton. I feel like its too good of an offer to pass up. So would you do this trade and if so who would you drop since Stanton is on the dl? Laroche? Or I can stay pat.

    c-VMart
    1-Goldy
    2-Zobrist
    3-Gyorko
    ss-Desmond
    of-JUp
    of-Choo
    of-BJ Upton
    Util-Marte
    Util-Laroche
    bn-Lawrie
    bn-Cuddyer
    DL- Stanton

    P-Miller, Ryu, Latos, Scherzer, Iwakuma, Peavy, Cashner
    RP-Holland, Bailey, Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Cashner…

  191. JImbo Jones says:
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    Miggy and J Upton for Joeys Bats, C Davis, R. Zimmerman and Shields

    • Frank Kim says:
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      @JImbo Jones: No way. Miggy and Justin are both first rounders.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy and Upton… But it’s fair…

  192. EK says:
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    Pls rank:

    Hellboy vs MIA
    Phelps vs NYM
    DLR @ HOU
    Vargas vs LAD
    Estrada @ MIN

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @EK: Estrada maybe be finally getting on track

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada, Hellickson, Phelps…

  193. Nate says:
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    Got a trade proposal where I get Josh Willingham and Tim Lincecum in exchange for Starling Marte. Not sure if this is a great buy low, sell high opportunity or if I’m gonna end up selling a top outfielder. I’m unable to look at this objectively due to being a Pirates fan and Marte being one of my favorite players, so…thoughts?

    • Frank Kim says:
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      @Nate: Not sure what you need but considering Marte is one of your fav players I wouldn’t do it. I think Marte is great and I have no idea what to expect from Tim. Josh will hit the HR’s but unless you’re in an OPS league he’s not that valuable.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Nate: No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Marte…

  194. Frank Kim says:
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    I’m first in my league, first in saves, first in hitting in a 15 team roto 5×5 w/ OPS league. Need a 2B/SS w/ Rutledge sent down and starting pitching.

    I was offered Holland for Balfour or Holland/Kelly Johnson for Balfour/Markakis. Would you do either one? Closers are hard to find and I’m not sure if I believe in Holland w/ his career 4.5 ERA or Kelly Johnson.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Frank Kim: dude your first in saves. so why?

      • Frank Kim says:
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        @FrankGrimes: I would be trading Balfour for Holland or Balfour/Markakis for Holland/Kelly Johnson.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Frank Kim: nah think bigger Kelly Johnson sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Holland and Johnson…

      • Frank Kim says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  195. KDH says:
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    I have both Cueto and Tulo…
    Teams a little light on pitching and he’s my only shortstop.
    Anyone wanna ballpark me a couple of fair Shortstops or Starters either one of these guys might get me?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @KDH: you’re light on pitching and only have one SS yet your trading a
      decent pitcher and only SS away?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @FrankGrimes: target Felix Minor and Gallardo all have decent matchups til ASB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A #1 SP for Tulo and maybe Segura for Cueto…Probably closer to Andrus or Desmond…

  196. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    What should I do with Rutledge is this just gonna be send him down he hits gets called back up or are they just done with him? I’m in 12 team mixed league with alot of bench spots.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: depends on his replacements performance Josh should have been watching Arenado playing that dude is a stud and Walt is wetting his panties watching him play
      the Rockies could win the series if they had any stating pitching worth a shizz

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @FrankGrimes: *starting* pitching. Doh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be back, but I’d drop him in most leagues…

  197. B-rude says:
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    Belt, Frazier, Brantley ROS?

  198. Danny B says:
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    10 team NL only league H2H with keepers

    I offered this to one guy: Receive Joey Votto, Cin 1B
    Receive Everth Cabrera, SD SS
    Receive Mat Latos, Cin SP
    Send Chase Headley, SD 3B
    Send Troy Tulowitzki, Col SS
    Send Tim Lincecum, SF SP

    And got this verbally offered from another guy:
    Recieve Shelby Miller, A. Simmons and Jedd Gorko, Send Tulo.

    what do you think? I had tulo last year and it was all bad when he went down.

  199. Dave says:
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    Trading Puig for a bunch of guys in a 12 team NL only to a guy who’s dumping. Need to send him one of Dietrich, Hechavarria and Espinosa to logistically make the deal work. I know it sounds crazy, given I shared you’re optimism for him 2 months ago, but I’m leaning Espinosa, since I got a bad feeling he’s going to be useless this year. One of remaining 2 becomes starting SS, the other is UT until Maybin comes back then goes to bench. So I guess the question is Dietrich, Hech or Espinosa ROS? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Lose Espinosa

  200. MB says:
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    Wait for De Aza to get hot again or drop for any of these?

    Joyce, David Murph, Leonys, Brantley

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Wait

  201. Keith

    Tomscuba2004 says:
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    Rank por favor: Joyce, nava, Dave murph, jay, belt,

  202. Tony Starks says:
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    I am a trader for a living so naturally when I make a trade I enjoy being on the winning side (I know I know, WHO doesn’t love winning deals??..) so after my offer to a league-mate was accepted I instantly had that “oh shit, did I lv the oven on?” feeling… then I also wondered whether I just completely ass-rammed myself because sometimes I like to trade just for the high of completing a deal — and with that I present the long-awaited trade:

    18-team H2H points league – weekly scoring (so having two-start SP’s each week is valuable)

    I give: Ike Davis, Lowrie, Mujica, McAllister
    I get: Rizzo, HanRam, Keuchel (to the waiver wire he goes!!) + a little FAAB

    So basically a 4-for-2 deal which is good when you can almost always find talent on the wire. I think this was a quality for quantity move which is usually a positive, right?

    Here is the rest of my roster in case anyone wants the ammo to make solid analysis:
    C – Yadier
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – K Johnson
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Braun, Aoki, Saunders
    DH – L Martin
    B – HanRam, Profar
    SP – Strasburg, Scherzer, Harvey, Teheran
    RP – Kimbrel, Jansen
    B – Kendrick, Odorizzi, Gausman. Beachy, Rosenthal

    Btw, not to humblebrag or anything… but I f’n LOVE this team right now!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony Starks: Trade’s not even close, you won it by a mile…

  203. nightpandas says:
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    Davis/Grandal vs Segura/Carter…..

    1. ROS
    2. Keeper

  204. David says:
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    Hi Grey

    Will I regret later cutting Ike Davis? Thanks.

  205. jef says:
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    Hey, in the old site format in the right column there used to be blog links and other “recommended” websites – hyperlinks to fangraphs and the like. I used to like exploring through those links between Razzball posts…Did that feature disappear or go hiding anywhere in the new digs? BTW I continue to love the new set-up. I just discovered the “100 best starts of 2013″ link. Very cool stuff all around, thanks.

    Also, thank the Ghost of Bill James (assuming his head has exploded with Chris Davis’ league leading HR) for Curious George, it’s the only G.D. show that stops both my toddler twins in their tracks and I can get some FBB research done. Boy and a girl – they’re not agreeing on much TV fare anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jef: Ha… Links are on the bottom of the page… Our most recent articles are on the right… Our tools are on the top…

  206. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey… As you know, Jim Henderson got hurt but don’t know how serious but I have Mujica n Heath Bell. I was reading your blog on this page and I looked into all the RP’s on the Buy list and looked them up and they all look pretty good. Anyway, I was wondering if you can recommend like 1 or 2 RP’s that you would grab on your team for long term not just for the week??? 10 team h2h points mixed.

      • Frank White says:
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        Do you think Henderson going to come back as the starter when he comes back from the 15 day DL and push K-Rod back??

        • Frank White says:
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          Oh someone just picked k rod up.. Anyone else on your list worth grabbing??

          • Frank White says:
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            Scratch that last question… he picked up a different rodriguez. My bad!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            On what list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not a starter

  207. Frank White says:
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    I’m kinda scared to let go of reyes because how good he is and I thought he could help me later on in the season. I saw that you said to SELL.. I got Starlin Castro too so it wouldn’t be the end of the world. I was just trying out the market and I offered Reyes, Shelby Miller n Donaldson for Bautista and Pineda but I don’t know if I like it cause I don’t know if Pineda is gonna be the old Pineda.. What do you think?

  208. Metzkabob says:
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    10team h2h 6×6 auction keeper league

    give kemp$43 ,mauer $14, minor $5, Sanchez $13 (mauer is on a 1 year contract,so I can’t keep him)

    I get hamilton $24, Rollins $17, molina $5, garza $1, milone $1

    Upgrade SS to Rollins from Escobar and get a 5 dollar keeper in Molina.

    Do the deal?

  209. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    For today, would you stream Cashner (@Ari) or Pettibone (@Was), or neither?

  210. Mikey says:
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    Grey –

    AL only H2H points league W, L, QS, ERA. K’s.

    I’m dumping Kazmir and looking to pick up a SP for depth ROS as I already have Lester, Fister, Dickey and Sale. Do you agree with my pick up order Gausman, Tillman, Lackey and Santiago?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      @Mikey: Order looks good

  211. harkrider says:
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    I have Gyorko, Carpenter, and Profar at 2B in a 10 team keeper league. Should I look at dropping one of them or Adam Eaton for Rendon?

    • Grey

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      @harkrider: Don’t think you need it…

  212. harkrider says:
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    Gallardo is available. Should I pick him up and drop one of my SP’s?

    Current SP’s: Grienke, Scherzer, Samardzija, Ryu, Minor. I like my SP’s, but Gallardo should turn it around and seems hard to pass on. Thoughts?

    • Grey

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      @harkrider: You have no one to drop here

  213. hankg says:
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    Assuming I’ve lost Henderson for awhile, would you trade Holliday for Jennings and either Chapman or kimbrel? Not in love with Jennings but could use the speed. Thanks.

    • Grey

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      @hankg: Chapman and Jennings or Jennings and Kimbrel is fair… I’d do the first…

  214. dk says:
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    Is Fister fair for Jerk-O if I need to replace Utley? He’s my #4 or 5 SP (we start any 10 pitchers). Options on the wire are pretty tepid in this deep league (DJ Le, Galvis) & don’t think I can wait for Rendon (and probably won’t get him as I have last waiver priority).

    • dk says:
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      @dk: I would also be able to keep Jedd for $9 next year.

    • Grey

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      @dk: Yeah, sounds decent

  215. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Happy Memorial Day weekend Grey! Lots of games coming up. Shallow 12-team 3OF, 1 UT league . I have JUp, JHey, Cutch, Cuddyer and Goldy for the four spots. My “aces” are Zimmermann, Latos, Ryu and Shelby. Think it’s worth trying to trade for Verlander from a second division team with one of those OF’s? Thanks!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff: try to trade Heyward for a Samardjiza/Burnett type

    • Grey

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      @AnotherFalstaff: Thanks, you too! Depends what you’re trading… I’d trade Heyward for Verlander, though it doesn’t seem likely… Heyward and Cuddyer would work for me too…

  216. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Looking to add a closer. Who do you prefer ROS between Mujica and Holland? Would it be too much if I gave up Fister to get one of them?

    Thanks!

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: mujica, depends what other SP’s you have and how large is the league

  217. Dani says:
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    You trust Haren at home today vs Phillies in a 12 teamer? He is on waivers..

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Dani: nope

  218. fitz says:
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    Grey, which side do you like?

    Adam Jones / Carl Crawford for Hamilton/Latos/Melky

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @fitz: jones

  219. Thrilla says:
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    Hey Grey, in a 12 team h2h standard 5×5 league…

    Wieters – Goldschmidt – Bonifacio – Miggy – Gregarious – J. Upton – Choo – A. Jones – A. Jackson – Donaldson – M. Tiexiera

    Greinke – Zimmermann – Samardjiza – Iwakuma – Gallardo – Ryu – Gausman – Janssen – Mujica – Balfour – Gregg – Brothers

    I trade: Iwakuma – Donaldson – Mujica

    For: S. Castro, Konerko, H. Bell

    Go for it?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Thrilla: I wouldn’t do it, Konerko sucks and Bell still has competition in Arizona

  220. Anon says:
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    Choo or Ellsbury?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Anon: choo

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Anon: Choo

  221. T Moore says:
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    Does Poor Mr Gray ever sleep??? Does his family remember what he even looks like.???

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @T Moore: wake up Grey you lazy sod, dont you know there are peoples questions to answer! Ha kidding…

  222. giant-eer says:
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    Have Henderson and Got K-Rod to handcuff. BUT Zack Wheeler just cleared waivers. Am I dropping K-Rod or Gausman for Wheeler? My closers are Bell, Balfour and Valverde. Thanks in advance dude.

    This site is a cool as cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce.

  223. TheNewGuy says:
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    Pick up Rosie (Rosenthal) for ratios over a save-chasing slob (Mike Dunn)?

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @TheNewGuy: If cook or doolittle are available I would go with them. Is Coello gone?

  224. TheNewGuy says:
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    Might a Harvey for Annabelle deal be worth doing? Being that we know more about Annabelle and that he should throw more innings this year.

    Know you said sell high on Harvey but I dont really need a bat.

    • Grey

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      @TheNewGuy: I wouldn’t make that trade, but it is fair…

  225. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof – krod or peralta? Thanks.

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Herschel: thats a tough one, for now I would say K Rod, then Peralta

  226. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trade Harvey for Cain and Street/JJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I’d take Matt Cain alone, anything you can get thrown in, sure…

  227. Rocky says:
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    Grey,

    Two parter…

    1) Eric Chavez or DJ LeMahieu at U?
    and
    2) Kubel or Carlos Gomez as OF4?

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      @Rocky: CarGo-Go

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Wake Up: wow, I can’t believe that 2nd question was asked….and the first one too

        • Rocky says:
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          Woke up to that trade of offer this morning. After combing Twitter/BR/Razzball and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for any negative Go-Go news/injuries, found it so weird that I had to confirm. Sending trade offers out while drunk is never advisable…

          Chavez is obviously worthy of a roster spot as long as he is hitting like this (over the last month, he has been the 7th best 3B in fantasy), but he has 2 lefties and Darvish over the next 7. I smell a cool off coming…

          The Rutledge demotion is absolutely maddening. Was hitting .286 in May.

          Espinosa playing with a broken wrist for the last month? WTF? Lombardozzi or Kobernus in advance of a Rendon call-up?

          • Grey

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            Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rocky: Chavez…CarGo

  228. Cheerio says:
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    JP & Morrow or Sal Perez

  229. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dickey looks ridickulously hittable right now.

    • Grey

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      Unpredictable nature of a knuckler… Should illustrate how amazing it is what he did last year…

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @TheNewGuy: that’s been the case all year

  230. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    I offeered up Samardjiza for Heyward, it seems fair to me when he has a ton of OF’s and needs K’s

    • Kid A says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio: Funny how you fall assbackwards into first place in a ghost ship RCL league, and you become Jack Full Of Cocksure Advice.

      How many abandoned teams in there? 5….? 6….?

      Just checked: You’re still Dead Last with 46 points in our League.

      What’s the weather like in your little Potemkin Village?

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Kid A: oh, how cute, Kid Jealousy returns. How is the single white female of double platinum haters doing? I have missed your obsession over my fantasy life. I think you are the only person who finds my advice/arguments wrong…unjustified? not sure, but if everyone else is ok with it and you are the only one who isn’t then what does that say about you in relation to everyone else?

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Kid A: oh, it’s sunny over here and in Prezzi’s…err I mean my other league, we are the same person, right?

        • Prezii says:
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          @Juan Lleno de Odio: its sunny now but i feel a thunderstorm coming! A Balco thundestorm!

          I liked the jellyfish fistbump handle, bee tee dub..

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Prezii: thanks other me, balco…shamlco…bring it!