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Looks like Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are doing the DL Time Warp aaaaaagain.  Then they started screaming for Dexter Fowler to do the DL Time Warp aaaaaagain.  It’s just a dive to the left, a foul ball to the right, put your hands on your hips and yell, “Ow, that smarts!”  Let’s do the DL Time Warp aaaaaagain.  Let’s do the DL Time Warp aaaaaagain.  You feel your knee get tight.  You can’t make a pelvic thrust.  Owning these guys really drives you insane.  Let’s do the DL Time Warp aaaaaagain.  As of right now, CarGo’s day-to-day after being pulled from the game with a bruised ankle after taking a foul ball off it from Pacheco.  I’ve seen that game on Price is Right and don’t recall “Knock A Top 10 Hitter Out Of The Game” as one of the outcomes.  Fowler’s day-to-day with a bruised finger after a poor attempt at a bunt.  Using salt instead of sugar is also a poor attempt for a bundt.  We’ll see on him.  Meanwhile, Tulo’s got a broken rib.  Shocker!  Hopefully, he remembered his DL stamp card.  He’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks.  That’s two months in Tulo time.  Hey, I told you to sell him.  Of course, he’s hurt.  When isn’t he hurt?  Doode’s a joke.  He broke a rib diving for a ball.  Are you Mr. Glass?  Sorry, if I’m not terribly sympathetic because this means… Josh Rutledge is back!  The Rockies beat writer, who doesn’t write about beats, rhymes & life, but about baseball, said Rutledge was hitting the melons out baseballs down in Triple-A.  I say he should’ve never been sent down!  Walt Weiss thinks his team would be better with eight Brendan Ryans.  Weiss should be the fielding coach for the Padres.  Well, whatever, he sucks.  Now, go pick up Rutledge!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Cuddyer – 1-for-4, 1 run as he returned to the lineup, which meant Colvin sat.  Dah!  But then CarGo got injured and Colvin went right in there.  Lowercase yay, because we don’t know how long CarGo will be out.

Ross Detwiler – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Member how Ryu had a mysterious foot injury to miss a Coors start?  Yeah, well, Detwiler came back after four weeks for a Coors start.  He’s Detwildin’ out!  Luckily that’s without having to see Nick Cannon’s stupid face.  Detwiler has an under-5 K-Rate.  You need around a negative 2 BB/9 to make that work right in fantasy.  Some day I should do a chart of K-rates vs. walk rates.  All rates that work for fantasy:  9+ K-rate with a 4+ BB/9; 8+ K/9 with a 3+ BB/9; 7+ K/9 with a 2+ BB/9; 6+ K/9 with a 1+ BB/9.  Then you have rates for the top pitchers:  9+ K-rate with a 3+ or 2+ BB/9; a 8+ K/9 and 2+ or 1+ BB/9.  Hey, maybe I don’t need to make a chart, there ya go!  If someone has Photoshop skills, do it up and I’ll find a place on the site for it.

Stephen Strasburg – Threw a pain-free bullpen session yesterday, but Autocorrect wanted me to say he threw a piano-free session, which would also be true.

Ian Desmond – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI with 4 singles.  The Juan Pierre cycle!

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Member when he seemed like a lock for 30 homers every year?  I don’t.  I don’t think he was ever a lock for 30 homers.  When was this?  You putting me on?  I didn’t start the 30 homer talk.  You did!

Carlos Ruiz – Hopes to return next Friday.  Ruiz will be played by Mike Epps.

Mitch Moreland – Could return in a week if all goes well this weekend when he runs the bases.  Remember, less is Moreland.

Derek Jeter – After a trip to Dr. Robert Anderson, he was cleared to run.  In related news, Dr. Bob’s ice cream is the best in the country.  Fo shizzle my sundae.  Not even joking.  My face is skinny and handsome, but I am 95% ice cream.

Hiroki Kuroda – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, 2.78 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.  Hiroki doki OKI DOKI!  Nah, not as good as Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Kevin Youkilis – Him, Mark Teixeira, Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner went a combined 0-for-28.  This would’ve been big news 6 years ago.  Or on ESPN yesterday.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Where do you go for the most free agent money when you already play for the Yankees?  Do you hope Larry Ellison wants a baseball team on his island?

Angel Pagan – Felt good after a full day of baseball activities, including but not limited to spitting and scratching himself.

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and the slam (11) and legs (13).  He then took three hours of batting practice after the game until he hit two more homers.

Gregor Blanco – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th steal.  He’s a platoon player, so how about Gregor someone else?

Joaquin Arias – 3-for-5, 7 for his last 14.  That’s a .500 average.  Math = in head.  What’s up, 4 ladies?  You like a math man?  It’s the Age of Arias (for average and some speed).

Buster Posey – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Giants bats really came to life last night, huh?  Oh, it was against the 5th starter for the Pirates and then their longshoremen.

Matt Cain – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  There’s your answer.  You stop allowing baserunners when your luck with balls hit into play goes to pot.  Lincecum, “Pot?  Where?”

A.J. Burnett – To the DL with a calf injury.  It’s the calf with some tribal design and Chinese characters that are supposed to translate to, “To the victor, go the spoils,” but just translates to “Victory with Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine.”  Stupid wise guy tattoo artist.

Charlie Morton – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Charlie Morton says, “I got this!”  Everyone else says, “You suck.”  Charlie Morton hears, “You want two buck Chuck?”  Charlie says, “Let’s party!”  Everyone else groans.  And…scene.

Starling Marte – Scratched due to a sore rib cage.  He should go to Tony Roma’s.  That’s the place for ribs!

Mike Zagurski – 1 IP, 5 ER.  Nothing to see here, but doesn’t Mike Zagurski look like he should be either writing or commenting on this site?  Is that JB from the front?

Cliff Lee – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  You think his kid tells his English teacher my dad is an adverb?

Ben Revere – 4-for-6, 2 runs and his 8th steal.  He’s hitting near .400 in the last week.  I’ve been dying to tell you to pick up this guy, but it seems like every time he gets hot, he turns another corner and gets cold.  He looks like he’s finally there, and even Manuel sees it as he’s moved him to the top of the lineup saying, “Sizzle don’t stick on a hot pan.”

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 5 ER, 14 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Still getting the Ks, but in the last four starts The Consonant Gardener’s ERA has fallen more than sixty points from 2.85 to 3.46.  That ERA is more in line with what I’d expect.  He’s not really a sub-3 ERA guy.  He might go up to 4 or down to 3.25, but somewhere in there he lives with all his consonants.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-7, 2 runs and 2 steals and moved up again in the order.  He’s been known to get hot.  I can’t remember the last time that happened.  But I’ve heard stories about how he stole 10 bases last April with a .333 average, and followed that up with 5 steals and a .304 average in May.

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-5, 3 runs.  Second day in a row I’ve mentioned him because of his hot bat, um, no that’s what I meant.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, because he’s here now.  Don’t make me come back here!

David Price – All went well in a simulated game and the next stop is the real thing — some unsimulated action!  Hopefully it goes better for him than it did for Chloë Sevigny.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 5.67.  Jeremy’s gone to Hellickson in a handbasket.

Jay Bruce – 4-for-7, 1 run and a steal.  Just a shout out to the JB.  Doing his thang.

Jose Reyes – Hopes to head to the minors on Monday and start his assignment.  Here’s hoping he brings a number two pencil!

Esmil Rogers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K.  What a beautiful day in the neighborhood for Mr. Rogers.  Would I own him anywhere outside of AL-Only leagues?  No, I ain’t Mr. McFeeling it.

David Ortiz – 1-for-5 with his 14th homer.  Before the game, he said he wouldn’t do the Home Run Derby anymore.  He went on to say, “If I’m there rooting on my teammates and Chris Berman says, ‘Big Papi we want you back, back, back,’ I will punch someone.”

Mike Carp – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, 4 homers in his last 10 games and hitting over .400 in the last week.  There’s one schmotato in the land as hot as Carp.  That’s Lind.  But the 2nd most schmotatoest schmotato in the land is Carp.

Felix Doubront – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I’m glad I didn’t use the Stream-o-Nator for this start.  SON, “I need help.  I see one player morning, noon and night.  I got Blanton-goggles!”

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer.  Look at Eric putting the S in homers!

David Lough – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Lough’s game should be speed, but so far that’s given a silent ugh.

Ervin Santana – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I was about to say he would’ve been a nice spot start here, but he has a 2.73 ERA on the year.  He’s been a nice every start, except for the one time I had him on my team.  That’s Ervin proving my Magic touch.

Jarrod Parker – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Yanks.  That makes six straight solid starts.  His Ks still aren’t there, but he’s definitely worth streaming in all leagues when the match-ups are right, which they are not for his next start in Arlington.  I don’t care what he did in Texas his last start, and don’t talk to me about the Rangers not being that good.  That’s unpatriotic.  I’ll report you to Fox News.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-3 and his 4th steal in the last 3 games (though that third game happened last week).  SogNOF!

Seth Smith – 3-for-8, 1 RBI.  The kinda cool thing about the A’s in a real baseball way.  They’re just a team.  They’re like the nine musketeers.   One for all, all for one win.  That’s not always great for fantasy.  The Lisper’s Nightmare hath played three timeth in the lath week.  Th…th….Hmm, trying to rathberry my lisp.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, 2.64 ERA.  Yu want some of this?  Of course, Yu do.  Anyone would.  He has a 0.94 WHIP with 127 Ks on the year in his 14th start.  He might need an injury to NOT break 300 Ks (caps for emphasis and to jinx him because I don’t own him).

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3 and his 16th homer.  See, Braun, Cruz tests positive for fantasy value.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks to move his record to 10-3 and ERA to 2.18.  Is it too soon to talk about Cy Young?  It shouldn’t be, he’s been dead for 58 years.

Pete Kozma – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Doesn’t his name sound like a bridge in Poland?  Just go over the Kozma and make a right at Pierogis.  It’ll be on your left, which is your right.

Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks to lower his ERA to 2.04.  You know you’re doing pretttttay, pretttttay good when I need to look up whether or not his ERA lowered after 7 innings of one-run ball.  How do I not own him in any leagues after saying to draft him in every league?  I Corky Miller’d that.  Damn, I wanted to get mad at myself then I caught the reflection of my mustache.  Fine, you’re handsome, but I’m still mad at you, face!

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer and 2nd in as many games.  I could see grabbing him for a short-term hot bat until another one presents itself.  That would be you flippin’ the Byrd.

David Wright – 3-for-4.  There’s some controversy surrounding Wright because the Mets reached out to CougarLife members to vote for Wright for the All-Star Game.  As frequent commenter, Carnac, said, “What does the Mets lineup and CougarLife have in common?  Big holes to fill.”

  1. TheShakeSteakBakerRapist says:
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    Uggla or Rutledge ROS?

  2. Colton says:
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    That Zagurski photo makes me want to go start doing long toss for my comeback.

    • Prezz says:
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      @Colton: to wrestling? Give it up bro…

    • scratchthis scratch golfer says:
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      @Colton: Those of us actual baseball fans (from Philadelphia) who watched Zagurski blossom into the eggplant parmesan he is today refer to him as “Chris Griffin”. Zagurski also gets talking pimples and dates down syndrome girls, just like the real Chris Griffin.

  3. RiffRaff says:
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    Thanks again Greycarlo for the funniest breakdown of baseball bits on the web!
    By the way, I just traded Tulo for Kershaw and the trade went through yesterday… I’m feeling prettty slick right now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RiffRaff: Wow awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RiffRaff: No problem…Nice trade…

  4. Tony says:
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    As always I love your stuff Grey! I need your wisdom for this one. I’m being offered Josh Hamilton, Josh Willingham, and Chase Headley for Nate McLouth and Josh Donaldson…Wutchu think Grey??? Thanks in advance!

    • Prezz says:
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      @Tony: take ur mustache havin ass to the accept button. Go! Accept!

      • Prezz says:
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        @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: hahahaha! Im kinda weirded out by them both, to be honest… No offense tony!

        And why are you back here? Go accept that trade before dude sobers up!

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezz: I love the easy money….movie

          • Q says:
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            @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio:
            I met that guy at a play once…think his name is Taylor. He’s creepy in person, with or without mustache.

    • Fish says:
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      @Tony:

      ACCEPT

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony: Love it

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @chunk: take out that wicked good…..it’s lame, replace with razztatic

        • Prezz says:
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          @chunk: oh snap… Can you do a chart of how much of a dick jack is? Like a 1-10 type.. maybe a pie chart? Past 10 days?

          • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Prezz: I always tell people I’m a nice dick, I’ll help you move and then talk shit the whole time for all the ridiculous stuff you own. Or for here, I’ll bust your balls for the ridiculous trade you made with the village idiot then help you correct any other problems you have with your team. “wow, you just got carlos santana for Russell Martin and Kevin Gregg, you must be really good at this FBB…. when you play with dumbasses, now go grab Brothers til Bettancourt comes back”

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @chunk: impressive

        • Wake Up says:
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          @chunk: That was funny!

          PS You have poor socal skills…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Awesome!

      • chunk says:
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        @Grey: I’ll look into it this weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweet!

  5. Prezz says:
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    Damn he even saved the best for last! Seriously, how many times has carnac been in the roundup? Im jealous…

    *keys carnacs beamer*

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Prezz: beamer? more like brands carnac’s goat….camel?

      Glad to see the repeat of the comment of the week

        • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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          @Prezz: not usually according to the grammar hammers around here, I like my informal textual conversation, it’s called IDGAF. I speaks betters in persons and stuff

          • Prezz says:
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            @Juancarlo Lleno de Odio: nah it made sense after the third time or so.. for a second i was like ???.. brand? Camelgoat? Im goin to bed, damnit…

            • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Prezz: Prezz got bit by the Presidente

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezz: Carnac dropped the mic

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: Yup, if by “mic drop” you mean “tripped over the cord.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  6. DrEasy says:
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    The Brown Bunny pretty much killed Sevigny’s career, huh?

    As for your chart, you mean something like this? http://imgur.com/1hQOBDJ (Gah, Chunk beat me to it…Mine is not very artistic either; someone with Photoshop skills could spice it up, with pictures of mustaches and schmohawks)

    Would you start all three of these guys today:

    CJ Wilson vs Yankees (SON likes him for some reason)
    Westbrook @ Crayola Canyon
    Tillman vs Boston

    I’m thinking of starting the first two and sitting Tillman.

    • chunk says:
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      @DrEasy: Hey yours is to scale! Now we just need someone to give it zoom capabilities and plot the top 100 pitchers updated daily and we might be on to something. Oh and mustaches.

    • Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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      @DrEasy: yup, you got it….sit tillman part

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DrEasy: Haha sweet. Yeah I’d bench Tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Nice! It’s a little small, no? Are my eyes bad? Tillman…

  7. Juancarlo Lleno de Odio says:
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    I felt this strange cosmic pull to hop in my car and drive north…..I think I felt the power of Mrs. Oaktown Steve and the movement…..Ellis jersey in hand

  8. Midnight Marauders was my fav Tribe album. Was going to try and work in a (Tu)Low end Theory to piggy back the Rutledge mention but I’m not that clever.

    Love your work Mr. Moustache but I have a facial hair showdown in a 16 team dynasty against my closest friend next week (we are currently 1 and 2 in the standings) and I just lost the one spot I had him covered at. (My Moustache v. His Beard)

    Machado is the only SS I’d consider paying top dollar for in a dynasty and I’d still need to fill SS until Machado gets back to his rightful place on the diamond. Tulo is a heartbreaker but I’ll always end up coming back to him, because I dig toxic relationships, and hope he gives me a September to remember and lets me hang another virtual banner.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JBrats: Yea lets hope so! Unreal how injuries have derailed his #s over the past 5 yrs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JBrats: Ha, nice… Be like yourself and be so clear…

  9. 85True says:
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    Phew just traded Tulo for McCutcheon last week!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @85True: Nice one!

  10. Hondo says:
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    Is there anything better than giving your Dad a finger stick and 14 units of insulin at 4AM?Yes I believe finding out Rutledge is on the way back is.
    Oh Mr.Franklin,despite the fact that you’re a turkey loving mofo maybe I’ll still give you a chance.Instead,I’ve beheaded your team mate Colvin,because his face is too hard to reprint on counterfeit $100 bills on my my 1780’s era Xerox machine.
    However maybe you can stick around on the bench until my overnight Amazon printer shows up(or gets stolen from my porch by a guy faster than Boneface).Or until I wake up and wise up to grab Wheeler.Can you email a copy of your face so when the new printer gets here I can..oh never mind.I guess it’s time to bitchslap myself in the face a couple times,have some coffee and make some kind of quick,independent decision before those employed mofos in my league wake up.Hopefully they’ll shower and that’ll give me an extra devious 3o minutes to figure something out.

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      @Hondo:
      Wait,I meant Rutledges teammate Colvin.

      This is what happens to your brain without drugs when you watch reruns of Game of Thrones before your daily 3 hours of sleep.

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        @Hondo: loved this post, but does sound like someone i’ve been’s brain as the drugs are leaving/recently have left. I’m about to start my 3.5 hours soon.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hondo: I want some Colvin money

      • Hondo says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @goodfold2:

        I think it Colvin money comes with a dye pack in it.Or maybe even a die pact.
        Dropped Joel Peralta for Wheeler once the coffee kicked in.

        Once it kicks out,I think I’m going anti-Ayatollah and dropping Teheran for the next random guy.I think their only move is Medlin to the BP,but I’m not sure and have Beachy and Price waiting on the DL to kick my door down,scare the crap out of me and make things tougher.
        Well,if they do that I’ll have to shoot their faces of and then I’ll need 2 new SP’s.

        Those 2 had better behave.

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          @Hondo:

          If either one offers me new glasses,I will forgive them,but hold them at gunpoint and force them to fix the door.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Exhaustion and coffee make me creative than usual.If I could only see the black keyboard with the light glaring on it I’d be more creative.
        Oh man was that a hate crime?

        Screw Price and Beachy,now I’ve gotta worry about the cops kicking the door in.

        I’m sorry Mr.Black keyboard,but you suck.

        I’m gonna cut you like a slumping Adam Dunn and go downstairs and get the white DEll keyboard.

        Oh crap, 2 hate crimes in one post?

        I blame the chair that makes me crash out in the middle of games.

        • Grey

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          Ha!

  11. Matthew says:
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    So was trading Harvey the wrong thing to do? I did it cause of your advise, and because if HE IS on an innings limit, come playoff time, it benefits me

    3 leagues I had him in

    Harvey for Latos (like in long run)

    Harvey for Braun (liked then PED, but I think once finger injury passes he will be a monster again IMO)

    Harvey and R Zimmermania for Kershaw and Cain – I WIN

    You liked em all. Just wanna see if I made the right deision, less Braun they’re all working out for me now.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matthew: I personally have never been a big Latos guy, so I don’t like that one but the other two are great

      • Rodney says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Latos is same age as Harvey and here are his numbers last 4 years:

        2010: 31/31 184 189 1.08 2.92
        2011: 31/31 194 194 1.18 3.47
        2012: 33/33 209 185 1.16 3.48
        2013: 13/13 84 74 1.17 2.87

        (GP/GS / INNINGS/Ks/WHIP/ERA)

        I don’t understand NOT being a “Latos guy”.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Rodney: Harvey’s putting up a better year than Latos has ever out together

          • Matthew says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yes he is, put I’m all about te Innings Limit. If it helps ok in 1st by about 5 games and in pretty stacked hitting. So I can trade for another SP at some point.

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      @Matthew:

      In one of my more ingenious moves to get set for the H2H playoffs,I traded Harvey for Price the EXACT day before Price got DL’ed.
      I didn’t need Harvey,as I’m such a scam artist I always make the playoffs,and wanted a 200 IP and maybe 200 K guy there for the last week.
      The guy I traded with usually scuffles to make the playoffs,so I saw the opportunity and it worked.Maybe not for me so much.LOL

      I hear Price’s rehab is looking good though,so I’m not going to kick my own ass over it yet.

      • Matthew says:
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        @Hondo: You’llbe fine. Price will be healthy again eventually and he won’t be pulling a Lincecum.

  12. and1mcgee says:
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    should I sit Kendrick vs @Col ? The Stream-O-Nator has him at a -16.5 I think… hmmm

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @and1mcgee: Hahaha I would

  13. MattTruss223 says:
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    So, I’ll go ahead and ask the question on everyone’s mind since last night: Did Mrs. OaktownSteve stay put w/her broom for all 18 innings yesterday? What a ridiculous 6 hour game.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MattTruss223: Haha what a marathon, I bet she’s hungover today

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @MattTruss223:

      She sure did. A’s fan number 1.

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Have fun at todays game OTS I’m tossing Milone in every league ‘cept my RCLs (where clearly the competition knows enough not to let Milone sit on the WW at home vs. SEA) today so I’ll be watching intently.

  14. One Man Crusade says:
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    Lind or Hosmer at CI next week?

  15. Mike G says:
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    What are you smoking, Grey? McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams dominates whatever niche they choose to fill!

    I suppose I’m supposed (Almost stutterer!) to ask some asinine question like “what should I do with Tulo now?” but that would only be rhetorical, anyway.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike G: Sell him for fine ice cream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike G: Have you had Dr. Bob’s?

  16. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Do you expect rendon and Rutledge to stay in the majors for the rest of the year?

    Can you ran hill Rutledge lowrie and rendon for the rest of the season? And are they close?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Brett: Id say probably to both, some depends on injuries comin back. I think Hill will outclass those guys then Lowrie, Rutledge Rendon

  17. Racehorse says:
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    Grey,

    Of my 3 stashes, which one is the least stash worthy…

    Nate Eovaldi-DL
    Danny Duffy-DL
    Erik Surkamp-DL

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Racehorse: guessing this isn’t a keeper? If so, must be deep league. this only half answers question, but don’t drop eovaldi. Got that guy F’ed up my team last year a few times. still don’t drop him.

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Actually it’s a 16 team dynasty league, and we have 10 player minor league rosters. So any player with any bit of upside is almost always going to be snapped up. For my dynasty team it’s always about finding starting pitching and I always utilize my DL slots for stashing.

    • Fish says:
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      @Racehorse:

      Drop Erik Surkamp

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Fish: The thing about Surkamp is that his minor league numbers are down right sexy. And while he’s not a power pitcher (despite his 6’5″ frame) I like his home ballpark if he manages to crack the rotation.

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Fish: … and Surkamp is a lefty…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Racehorse: Id agree its Surkamp

      • Fish says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Most of Surkamp’s experience is AA ball and below, he’s 25 years old, and is rehabbing in Single A from Tommy John surgery, nor was that impressive in his 2011 stint with the Giants. If you have to choose to lose (cool rhyme) one of three, he’s the one.

  18. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn, after grabbing rutledge in the 16 teamer before tulo’s MRI results where i badly needed him, i get home to find someone else grabbed him in the 10 teamer (where i already have hill/gyorko/franklin/rollins) where i probably don’t really need him. But probably would have dropped franklin for him about 3 hours before he was picked up anyway. Just to rub it in, the guy who picked him up sends this gem of a trade request.
    His whole bullpen
    Gregg/K-Rod/Balfour AND S.Castro (selling “high” after his one good day) for my
    A-Jax and After Jelly Burnett
    Seems kinda insulting since i already have janssen/jansen/wilhelmsen/capps/valverde/putz. So he’s thinking I want to have 8 closers at the same time, even when i can barely roster daily all the one’s i already have, and to do this i’d have to give up the guy who leads baseball in runs when healthy, along with the guy with the 2nd or so most K’s in the NL (and playing better than he has for many years) and would have to find 2 guys out of my stacked team to drop to make this trade (headley?rollins?Gyorko?) And it looks like the whole justification for him even attempting to click and send this “request” is due to him snaking Rutledge from my-had-to-be-few-hours-away-from-internet-ass.
    Not sure what’s worse, the level of intelligence he’s giving me, or how my missing Rutledge is what’s allowing him to do it.
    Here’s hoping all of us have piano-free surgeries forever.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Haha yea sound like a moron who didn’t really look at your team…. Oh well I don’t think Rutledge is going to set the world on fire

  19. Dirtyd says:
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    Drop Hardy to get Rutledge back?

    • Fish says:
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      @Dirtyd:

      Hold Hardy if you’re desperate for HR’s, otherwise go Rutledge.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dirtyd: I think it’s hold Hardy all the way

  20. Piranhaman says:
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    hi Grey, glad to see your another great job. :)

    i was also Rutledge believer. but actually, he has been disappointed a bit before demoted.

    should we give him another chance?

    i’m playing 3 MI system with 1 2B, 1 SS, and 1 2B/SS guy

    2B – Hill (DL, coming soon)
    SS – Zobrist
    DL – Ass Cab

    they are my current 3 MI. so i need one more guy until Cabrera’s return.

    do you think Rutledge is THE MAN? or how about Gregorius?

    i wonder your ROS rank for Hill, Zobrist, Ass Cab, Rutledge and Didi.

    thanks!

    • Fish says:
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      @Piranhaman:

      Rutledge over Didi, who’s overperforming his secondary stats.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Piranhaman: Agree Rutledge over DiDi, but that’s a big tier below the big guys and I like. Zobrist Hill then Asdrubal

  21. Injunsteve says:
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    @Racehorse: Stache worthy?

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Injunsteve: you’re right, I mispelled it!

  22. BrewerFan says:
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    I just traded Cargo, Altuve & Beachy for Robinson Cano. Did I give up way too much?

    • Fish says:
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      @BrewerFan:

      If you have to ask, you already know the answer.

      • Brewerfan says:
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        @Fish: actually like many people, I come to this site for advice, so if I’m asking then I don’t already know the answer,thus I want clarification/reassurance

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BrewerFan: Maybe but barely in a shallow league with good replacements I like it

      • Brewerfan says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Exactly, my outfield is fine, and now my lineup looks like:

        1)Goldi 2) Cano 3) Miggy SS) Rutledge OF’S) A.Jones, Holliday, Jennings & AJax. Pitching: Wainwright, Latos, Jzimm,
        Greinke, Garza, H.Bailey
        Thanks again JB

    • Q says:
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      @BrewerFan:

      Sort of, but so what? You’ve upgraded from Altuve to Cano, Beachy might not even start. You’ll probably miss Cargo, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

      • Fish says:
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        @Q:

        My point wasn’t so much to be a dick (are we allowed to say that here? If not, I sincerely apologize to the FCC), but to come at it from a philosophical point of view. When you get a trade like that and think – without someone else questioning it – it might be an overpay, it probably is.

        First move should be to redo the offer to something you feel comfortable parting with, but if that doesn’t work it then becomes an issue of how pressing of a need are you filling with the initial offer.

        And seriously, how the hell do you end up with that lineup?!?! Sans, Bailey, Rutledge, and Garza every single on of those guys was taken before the end of the 7th round.

        • BrewerFan says:
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          @Fish: Haha I honestly don’t know man, lots of trades that I was shocked to see get approved. Its all good, I wasn’t thinking you were a dick, i was just clarifying my point that I like a move but still want feedback on whether it was beneficial or not.

  23. Jason says:
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    I’m torn about starting Moore at home against KC. He’s been terrible and now KC looks like they’re starting to hit again. I want to start him but…….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Nerve racking for sure but I’m taking the shot and letting him roll

      • Jason says:
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        I suppose I’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Thanks.

  24. MPC says:
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    In a 10 Team….. I’m trading Choo and Trumbo for Votto….thoughts?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @MPC: Eh

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MPC: Good move for the best player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MPC: I don’t love it

  25. Fungazi says:
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    Dang, Hosmer has more homers than Shelby Miller now. Beast!

  26. LadyScorpio says:
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    CougarLife…big holes to fill, huh? That’s rather special. LOL!

    In a 12 team H2H league. Gotta drop 2 once Price and Pineda come off the DL. Whom would you cut? Greinke, Iwakuma, Shelby, Straily, Parker, Wacha, Wheeler, Santiago (a streamer vs Houston), Price and Pineda. Please advise.

    Thanks,
    LadyScorpio

    • Fish says:
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      @LadyScorpio:

      Pineda & Santiago

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LadyScorpio: Agree probably Pineda and Santiago, use Santiago as long as you can though great slate of games for him coming up

  27. FMFBL says:
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    The “Reyes and his no. 2 pencil” made me chuckle.

    You you taking H2H:
    My Fielder or his Gyorko+Marte

    Thanks!

    • Fish says:
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      @FMFBL:

      Fielder

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: Like Fielder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FMFBL: Thanks! Agree with JB

  28. Joe says:
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    In a 10 team H2H 5×5 OBP keeper I have the following team where we start C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UTIL, UTIL:
    Santana (C/1B), McCann (C), Teixeira (1B), Hosmer (1B), Lowrie (2B/SS), Rendon (2B/3B), Donaldson (3B), Castro (SS), Gordon (OF), Heyward (OF), McCutchen (OF), JUpton (OF), Harper (OF – IR), Taveras (OF – NA)
    Hamels, Lester, Ryu, Moore, Medlen, Fernandez, Parker, Milone, Rivera, Bell, Jansen, Gregg, Putz (IR)

    Seems like I need the most help at 1B/2B/3B – if you weren’t able to hang onto JUpton, would you deal him for someone like Longoria or Pedroia if possible or is there somewhere else I should look to improve?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Yea I like both those deals since they fit your needs and you can’t keep Upton anyway

  29. RTP says:
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    Only a matter of time with Tulo…..

    Who gets dropped to make room for Ruttledge? BJ, Crawford, Reddick, Gardner or Lind?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RTP: Brandon or Carl Crawford? Guessing Carl. I’d say Reddick

  30. Doorstop says:
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    Hosmer is my current 1B.

    Got offered Butler for Choo. Who is likely to give me more power ROS between Butler and Choo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Doorstop: Probably Choo in that ball park

  31. Birdog says:
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    Cole vs Dodgers or Garza @ Mets for this Sunday?

    Cole or Garza for rest of season?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: Garza for both

      • Birdog says:
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        @JB Gilpin: His stinkin’ 6.26 ERA is killing me.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Birdog: Yea I know tank he can bounce it back with nice Ks.

  32. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    Who would you compare Billy Butler to ROS?

    Thanks

  33. Morgan says:
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    Is Pujols and Iwakuma (arguably my best pitcher this season) for Fielder giving up too much? Haven’t offered this yet but trying to figure out how to sell Pujols. Rest of my rotation is pretty solid (Latos, Wheeler, Porcello, Holland, Teheran, Gallardo, Parker, streamer spot) so I figured I could afford losing Iwakuma.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Morgan: I don’t think that’s a very solid staff without Iwakuma. I wouldn’t do that trade just to sell Pujols.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Morgan: I agree I don’t think losing Iwakuma is that affordable so I try Pujols and a different pitcher for Fielder

    • Q says:
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      @Morgan:
      Try Teheran or Wheeler….Teheran MIGHT lose his spot or get innings capped and Wheeler is at his sexiest before he throws a pitch (see Gausman, Kevin or Archer, Chris).

  34. Jon says:
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    Bumgarner/Lawrie (or Frazier) or Wright/Cole in a keeper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Yea I like that, think Lawrie has more upside

      • Jon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: which side do you like? I’d be giving Lawrie and Bumgarner to get Wright and Cole.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Jon: I think he likes the Lawrie side. I do too.

  35. Ian says:
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    A couple questions:
    How do you rank Profar, Rendon and Rutledge the rest of the way? Do you think Profar sticks in the bigs with Kinsler returning?
    Do you like Lind or Blanks as more than a hot schmotato?
    And i don’t know much about Erasmo Ramirez but he’s been killing it in the minors and keep hearing he will be called soon.. definite pick-up?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ian: Rutledge Profar Rendon. I do but he’ll have a lot of off days. Think Lind could hit .290 and be useful. For Erasmo kinda depends in your roster and league depth but I think he can be solid.

      • Ian says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        thank you good sir, i appreciate it

  36. ManuteBologna says:
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    Who do I drop for Rutledge? Didi or Profar? I only need the remaining one until Kinsler gets back so this might be a moot point

  37. lepareux says:
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    machado for aroldis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @lepareux: Like Machado

  38. DAVID says:
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    OK boyz, keeper league, pretty stacked, but weak @ 2B. Profar is the ONLY active 2B on my squad. I have like 10 minutes to add RUTLEDGE…do I drop Taveras (keeper) or Gyorko (DL) for Rutledge? Or drop Ian Kennedy…though I’m DL’d at SP quite a bit too. HURRY!

    • Huge Caulk says:
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      @DAVID:
      Kennedy….you can get replaceable sps on waiver wire if your league is like mine…

      Tavernas will be great when he gets the call…plus he has bigger trade value in a keeper…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DAVID: Agree drop Kennedy

  39. JoeC says:
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    Chloe Sevigny (sorry, I have no umlauts!)… butterface? Y/N?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeC: Nah she looked fine in her prime

    • Q says:
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      @JoeC:

      Dude, Chloe is hot. And hot in that, “you know, on a good day in the right bar, I think I could tap that” vs. Kate Upton, who is hot in a “you know, on a good day in the right bar, she laughs in my face and each laugh causes additional emotional shrinkage.” sort of way.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Q: Hmm… I don’t think Kate Upton is all that hot. Guess we just have different tastes! I generally don’t like the blonde ones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JoeC: Kate Upton isn’t hot? Really?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i’m not big on blonde’s often either, but seriously?

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: Nah, she’s hot, she just ain’t “all that and a bag of chips”. I wouldn’t throw her out of bed for eatin’ a can of Pringles, but I wouldn’t take a bullet for her either.

  40. scott says:
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    Very close in ERA, WHIP, Ks, Wins. I have 5 starters left. He has 7. His are all pretty good matchups. I got a few rough ones. Question is… do I start Jose Fernandez vs St Louis tonight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scott: I would try not to but don’t wanna lose your K potential. Very risky tho I probably am benching.

  41. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Mark Teixeira or Nick Swisher RoS?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Teixeira but close

  42. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Gregorious, Franklin or Rutledge in a points league? Have Didi rostered already and the other two are FAs (very small roster and bench in this league).

  43. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    LaHair with another 0-fer and hasn’t homered in almost a month…

  44. jamie says:
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    Is hart droppable now if he’s not going to be back untill after the allstar break? I have all my Dl spots filled and then 1.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jamie: Yea I have no problem cutting him if your DL is full

  45. Tom says:
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    Grey would you trade Francisco Liriano for RA Dickey?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: Mannnn I’m so out on Dickey and don’t buy Liriano… I’m so out on Dickey I’d say don’t do that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I’d take the flyer on Dickey for F-Lir, but I’d bench Dickey until I saw a decent start

  46. Rich says:
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    “Gregarious” Didi Gregorious or Rutledge for a 5×5 with OBP

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Rich: Rutledge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rich: Rut

  47. Byron Buxton says:
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    You know Jinxing other fantasy players is bad karma bro!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Byron Buxton: Well here’s to hoping you’re a great fantasy player!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Byron Buxton: You just double jinxed him, mush worse…

  48. bb says:
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    do you like nick franklin or rutledge ROS in an ops league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bb: Rutledge

  49. Charles says:
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    Franklin or Rutledge in a league with Ks and OBP instead of AVG?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Charles: Rutledge

  50. JoeG says:
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    Please rate and comment if you wish: Crain,KRod, Capps, Vinny P. ? Deep daily mixed roto. I have the first three, is Vinny P. worth picking up for one of them or even pick him up and cut someone else off my roster.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeG: Yea I’d lose Capps for Pestano

  51. Byron Buxton says:
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    Trade Nava and Dan Straily for Carlos Gomez?

  52. Fenway Fungus says:
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    So I have Rollins and Castro, neither has been great. Would you play Rutledge over both for the next couple of weeks?

    • Nel says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: same ? i have need help on this

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: Nah I don’t think I would

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: Don’t t-t-t-t-t-t-touchhh themmm they wanna be dirrrtyyyy. Stick with Rollins and Starlin.

  53. Howie says:
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    @Grey- my nightmare DL season continues… with Tulo out I’m thinking of replacing with Rutledge in my 4×4 NL league. What are the odds Rutledge remains with the team once Tulo returns and transitions over to 2B? My dilemma is that I would have to retain Rutledge once Tulo returns due to my league rules so I need to determine if having Rutledge the remainder of the year is > than having Tulo for the final two months (+/- 2 wks.)???

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Howie: Who do you have at SS if you don’t pick up Rutledge?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Howie: Oh geeze, yeah you have to grab Rutledge.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Howie: cram meant which SS do you currently have?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Howie: Wait so yup have to drop Tulo? I like Rutledge better than those other waiver guys but try to keep Tulo on your team

      • Howie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Unique rules of our league…if you replace a guy due to a DL stint, you don’t retain his rights and he goes into the free agent pool. I’m trying to decide whether it is better to replace Tulo or wait it out with his injury…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Howie: never mind, i see at the end of the message you already have tulo.

  54. Jack says:
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    I currently own Nick Franklin as my SS, should I pick up Rutledge?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Jack: I’d sit tight with Nicky Franky. And now I’m listening to the Rocky Horror soundtrack an am questioning myself.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: I like Rutledge more

  55. Spencer says:
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    Looking for a couple weekend streamers to offset losing Burnett. I can use 1 each of these days, league only counts QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, IP

    6/15
    Niese vs Cubs
    Danks vs Astros

    6/16
    I Kennedy vs (@) SD
    Cingrani vs Mil
    Kluber vs Was
    Cole vs Dodgers
    H Santiago vs Astros

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Spencer: Niese. Santiago

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Spencer: Or Stream-o-nator

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spencer: Agree Niese and Santiago

  56. Jason says:
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    Another manager dropped Gyorko for Rutledge. I’ve already got Seager and Rendon as backups for Machado & Kinsler when he returns and possible starts in the UTIL spots. Is he worth the grab for Rendon? I’m already second to last in the waiver wire lists so I am not even get the chance to get him anyway.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Jason: I’d prefer Gyorko

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Yea I’d want Gyorko if he slips to ya

  57. Dkohn says:
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    *thump, thump, thump* “HEY WAKE UP!!! NOW WHAT GREY ALBRIGHT FANTASY MASTER LOTHARIO!!”

    That’s Eric Hosmer throwing rocks at your window. I was gonna say how Hosmer is probably a Razzball reader after the burn you gave him yesterday, but that’s been going on for 2 months now. Maybe Hosmer is just a slow reader.

    (Hosmer following Juan Pierre and Marcell Ozuna into Miami nightclub, stopped at the door) “Ooo Eric sorry, this is the ‘No Homers’ night club.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dkohn: Haha Grey is a powerFul motivator

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Dkohn: judging by his post-game interviews…he is def a slow reader…

      would that be a ome s club? sounds like YoGa would be allowed in too…

  58. mauledbypandas says:
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    I think the SON is going to have to sleep on the couch after that the Hellickson affair . You give me Bonderman, then this!?

    So, with that said..

    Pettite Stults or Westbrook for tonight?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @mauledbypandas: I’ve gone Westbrook and am hoping that WHIP doesn’t catch up to him via Houston POSness

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Terse: good luck to us! I went Westbrook and Stults.. somehow I think this will end up bittersweet

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Westbrook but just as scared, maybe the answer is none

  59. sanfran1966 says:
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    What SP level would be needed to acquire Chapman?

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Shark or A Sanchez ???

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @sanfran1966: Both of those guys Id think could get him but not sure I’d do that

  60. Nel says:
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    Better to have in h2h 5×5 league ….Rollins or drop him and get rutledge ty

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nel: Hold onto J Roll

      • Nel says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ty ty for reply

  61. dsimon says:
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    Please rank the possible additions in a 6×6 OPS league.

    Schierholtz, Colvin, Revere

    I was thinking Colvin because of his positional flexibility.

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @dsimon: You’re on the nose. Colvin

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dsimon: I like the way you have them

  62. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need a MI to replace Tulo in 5×5 OBP league (have Gyorko on DL, so really only till he returns): Dietrich, M. Young, Gregorius or Cozart? Hitter-tron likes Dietrich and Young most for the next week, and hates Gregorius.

    And who’s the drop–Gregerson, Wacha or Cole?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Street starts rehab this week but there are no promises with him. Cole wasn’t pitching well in AAA and didn’t keep velocity all game. I say Cole

      • Terse

        Terse says:
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        @Terse: scratch that. Gregerson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Grab Dietrich and lose Gregerson

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Go Cozart. He’ll be in Cincy for the next stretch of games. Drop Gregerson.

  63. Metzkabob says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h

    would you trade albert pujols for adam lind and jeff samardzija?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Metzkabob: Nah I’d hold Albert

  64. NyjerInParis says:
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    Rutledge over Rendon?

  65. Later Tater says:
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    hello grey (and rudy – you don’t post a lot but i’m sure you read the posts)

    great work, as always

    i think i know how you will answer this Q, but i’m going to ask it anyway
    don’t you feel that sometimes us fantasy baseballers (<- grey's mom's term) know what we should do, but just need our over-the-internet friend for a little push and to say it's ok?

    anyway,

    std yahoo 12 team 5×5 h2h league

    trade offer:

    my tex and chief mujica for bautista

    i could use the of help (never been so anrgy at having a BJ before), and could replace tex with laroche at 1b
    my other closers are mo and holland, and i could grab putz or perez off wire for 3rd closer before doing the trade

    thinking i should do this; agree?

    thanks and have a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista side… Thanks! You too!

  66. Xtremehulk says:
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    Drop arrencibia for lucroy?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Xtremehulk: I would love Lucroy

  67. Mike says:
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    Josh Hamilton or Rizzo ROS?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Probably go Rizzo at this point

  68. smegma says:
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    Now that Razzball favorite Rutledge is back…can I drop A.Escobar from my team? He’d be a bench bat that hasn’t been producing very well lately. I’d probably use his spot to for 2 start pitching as I’m logjammed with rookies Wheeler/Wacha/Cole.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: I think that’s fine, narrowly like Alcides more in a vacuum bc the speed, but Rutledge will out power

  69. MattH says:
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    Hey, Grey (and JB)
    I’m onboard with the Porcello train. I’m assuming he’s a must start tonight even though his two starts against the Twins were less than spectacular.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattH: Morning man! Definite must start

  70. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    How many Nick Franklin/Rutledge questions will we see? We’re up to 4 and it’s only 10:30.

  71. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Stream Milone and/or Porcello today? Razz loves Porcello but both are facing teams that rocked them last time out.

    SON has Milone’s start vs SEA at 20.0, and Porcello at MIN at 3.1.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: Death, taxes and Home Milone baby!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: Id start Porcello he’s too sharp right now. Like Milone too might use both

  72. Later Tater says:
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    my post disappeared – stupid computer

    anyway, JB thanks for the work

    12 team yahoo 5×5 h2h league

    trade offer
    my tex and chief for bautista
    i could use of help and could put laroche in at 1b
    my other closers are mo and holland, and i could grab perez or putz off wire for 3rd closer

    thinking i should do this, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Later Tater: Thanks! Yea I think Id do that bringing in Bautista is a nice haul.

  73. Mike says:
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    Rollins looks awful…would u drop him and pick up nick franklin for possible upside?
    Thx!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Mike: Answered above. Hold Rollins

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Yup hold onto Rollins

  74. pooonhunter says:
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    Hello, Had Scut but got hurt, so I Just dropped Quintilla for Cozart, now should I drop Cozart for Rutledge? Have Reyes waiting on DL…

    Also got offered J.Lackey for my B.Beachy, thinking a big no on that one..?

    Appreciate any and all input

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @pooonhunter: Hold Beachy

      • pooonhunter says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Hello, Had Scut but got hurt, so I Just dropped Quintilla for Cozart, now should I drop Cozart for Rutledge? Have Reyes waiting on DL…

        Also got offered J.Lackey for my B.Beachy, thinking a big no on that one..?

        Appreciate any and all input

        thx, Rutledge over Cozart? SS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @pooonhunter: Close but I like Beachy more for upside and yea Id go Rutledge

  75. Racehorse says:
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    In the dynasty league sense, do I use this moment to offer up Rutledge for Derek Dietrich trade wise?

    For some reason I have this urge to invest in Marlins…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Racehorse: Sure, ain’t no thang.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Racehorse: Haha I think they have equal upside, don’t mind nabbing Dietrich

  76. interesting trade offer says:
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    My Trout for Heyward and Matt Harvey – yes right?

  77. John says:
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    I’d normally pick Middlebrooks over Alvarez but it looks like he will lose 1 game/week to Iglesias plus he bat 8th in order vs Pedro’s 6th. Who should I go with?

    Also, Rutledge or Walker?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Like both the Pirates there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Alvarez and Rutledge

  78. Warren says:
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    Kipnis or Rutledge at 2b ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Warren: Kipnis and not too close

  79. papasmurf says:
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    I just picked up Rutledge! If he’s any good I am punting Simmons.

    Probably will have similar numbers though, these two mediocre young’uns. Looks like it’s a year of smurfing rebuilding.

    If only I could have exciting youngsters like Hosmer and Lawrie delivering strong second halfs that make me look forward to the year after, like in 2011. It sure worked out great the year after!

    Yeah…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @papasmurf: Geez yea those guys had unreal hype and feel apart. I know that wont happen to your squad papa!

      • papasmurf says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Last year I went into the season with these keepers: Stanton, Bruce, Jennings, BJ Upton, Hosmer, Lawrie, Latos. I was so excited about the year. Then reality struck…

        I still finished second thanks to a strong draft. Lost out by 2 pts, losing a 13 pt lead in the final week. Didn’t totally collapse as my team didn’t drop pts, but everything broke perfectly for the team that won.

        This year, the keepers are even worse, and I did a bad job in the draft. Game over.

        I used to laugh at underling smurfs who sniffed magic mushrooms, but now I have a secret stash behind my wall, right next to the bags of the magic powder and magic elixir. And I talk to a magic genic named Abdul.

  80. Q says:
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    1. Drop Uggla for Rutledge?
    2. Drop Arenado for Frazier?
    3 Decision time: Been stashing Beachy all year and he’s about to be activated. I have to activate him as soon as he comes up. My two worst pitchers are Dickey and Garza. Who to drop for Beachy, or should I just drop Beachy? It’s a keeper league, so I’d like to keep Beachy even if I don’t use him because he’d be super cheap next year. Could also drop Aoki, who I picked up for Braun insurance.

    Have a great weekend, Greycarlo!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Q: 1. Uggla still 2. Frazier. 3. Don’t mind dropping dickey now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Rutledge over Uggla, then what JB said You too!

  81. Chris. says:
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    Keeper Question!

    Trade Verlander and Carpenter, GET Longoria and Zach Wheeler.

    PS – wouldn’t Cliff Lee’s son ALSO be an adverb? First name options – Slight, Figurative, Accidental.

    • Fish says:
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      @Chris.:

      Given it’s a keeper league, I’d do it.

    • Chris. says:
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      @Chris.:

      To be clear, I refer to StL lead off fella Matt Carpenter.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris.: I would absolute-Lee do that. Well kidding a little I think it’s close but I do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris.: HA! I like Accidental Lee. Take Longo

  82. FMFBL says:
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    I’m considering benching Jose Fernandez vs Cards today. Thoughts?
    I’m almost to the point now where I don’t start any pitchers facing the Cards…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FMFBL: I think I am too

  83. The Flayed Man says:
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    Great read again.

    14 team dynasty roto.

    My Castro/Gordon for his Jennings/Cobb? Or try Castro for Cobb?

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Flayed Man: I would probably stand pat on both think Castro bounces back enough at a thin position to be worth it

  84. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Im looking for some upgrades on an offensive offense.
    I currently have J.WILLINGHAM, J.MORNEAU, M.REYNOLDS, JJ.HARDY
    Would you drop any of those bats for
    J.RUTLEDGE
    A.DUNN
    A.LIND
    B.REVERE
    C.HART(waivers)
    I have the number 1 waiver priority that I have been holding onto all season. Is Hart worth that? I have a graveyard of hitters on the DL(kemp, granderson, h.ramirez, b.lawrie)but even when they return, Teixeira and Hosmer are my best options at 1b.
    Thanks! Long live the moustache!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: I think I’d hold what you’ve got

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Morneau, Reynolds for Rutledge and Lind…Forget Hart for now…

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I dont have any issue dropping Reynolds as I think that his hot streak is long over. but for some reason I have a hard time dropping morneau. He has been doing nothing but hit over the last month. Just hasn’t been able to knock em out of the park. I have a feeling that his power stroke will come around. Or I may just be biased cause I live a mere 5 minute drive away from Morneau park in New Westminster, BC..

        If I was to grab only one, which one should i grab? Rutledge or Lind?

  85. KittyEmperor says:
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    I traded Billy Butler for Coco Crisp. I know Crisp is an injury risk but I really need steals and Butler isn’t producing runs. Almost half of his RBIs have come in 1 game against PHI (7) and a series against LAA (9). I’m going to have to roll with Moreland at 1B the rest of the way.

  86. justin says:
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    Any thoughts on this deal?

    I give: Votto
    I get: Pujols/Mccutchen

    I am certainly worried about Pujols and his declining career. I am currently in 2nd place in the 16 team h2h league and should most certainly make the playoffs. My offense is stacked currently (see below) but this seems like a lot of value to add. I could slide Mccutchen into the Utility spot since i already have Ellsbury. Am I worried too much about pujols?

    Think this deal is worth it? or should i just keep my well performing team in tact?

    16 Team Keeper League- 7×7 (BB, XBH, QS, L)- 16 Keepers

    C- McCann, S. Perez
    1B- Votto
    2B- Cano
    SS- Alexi Ramierz, E Cabrera
    3B- Miggy
    LF- Braun,
    CF- Ellsbury, BJ Upton
    RF- J. Upton
    UTIL- Mclouth

    SP- Verlander, Kershaw, Hamels, Moore, B. Anderson*, AJ Giffin, CJ Wilson, plus other low tier guys
    RP- Bailey, Cook, Gregerson, League

    • Hotrod says:
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      @justin: I think you gotta do this. McCutchen is about the same value as Votto, and you get pooholes as a throw in basically. Also, you start Alexi over ECab?

      • justin says:
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        no i start Ecab, just havent switched them on the list lol. Gotta start Ecab he is #1 rated SS on our league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @justin: I agree I like the deal

    • justin says:
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      any other thoughts on this one?

  87. Hotrod says:
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    Ive asked a acouple times on here about dealing away Machado for Harvey, and have gotten a resounding no from everyone. What are some SP’s who would be an acceptable return for Machado, if Harvey is not enough? Is the reason its a no on Harvey due to worry about him getting shut down? Thanks!!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Hotrod: Yes, that’s the concern. Plus potential wearing down/regression. It’s not a terrible trade. I don’t have a problem with it if you really needed the pitching.

      • Hotrod says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Also, this is a re-draft league, I am in 1st place, and should be able to keep hold of it…So the playoffs are the main concern here…The guy also has Bucholz and Matt Moore??

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Hotrod: A lot of guys, I wouldn’t trade him for either of those. Maybe try low on Price? Cain?

      • JoeC says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Harvey pitched 169.1 innings last year between the Minors and the Majors. I expect they would let him throw more this year, perhaps up to 200.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @JoeC: Maybe. This guy has fantasy playoffs though and he’s already in first, so maybe just me, but if he’s not pitching when you need him most, what’s the point?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: I think Price is risky and rather Harvey over Cain, thinking Harvey is a fine deal if you need the pitching lie Cram said

      • JoeC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Price doesn’t seem very risky. Just a triceps issue, not a ligament problem. Should be back in a week or two.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JoeC: I’ve heard pain in the triceps could be a red flag for shoulder or elbow issue. But who knows just the fact he struggled then has been out this long has me worried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: Deal for a cheaper pitcher with a cheaper hitter… Don’t you have someone that can get you a Fister-type?

  88. BenDover says:
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    Hi Grey,
    “And… scene.”
    Thank you for that. I didn’t LOL at that, but I did LOTI.
    Also, Iabout 10 minutes ago I crafted an email to one of my co-workers and used the word “unfortch”… Your influences are spreading!
    Have a good weekend,
    Ben

    • BenDover says:
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      @BenDover:
      “labout”… darned auto correct! Meant to say about.

  89. Vottomatic says:
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    Pick two of these for ROS:
    Berkman, Myers, Rutledge, Simmons, Rendon

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Vottomatic: Myers Rutledge

  90. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Peralta for Rutledge?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @B.o.B: Sure

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B.o.B: I think you hold Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B: Go with Rutledge

  91. Bryan says:
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    is Rutledge up for good this time?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: Well for good at least through Tulo injury I think he stays, has to prove sod D tho

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: solid*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryan: He’ll be here for 2 months, that takes us to August… Can play it by ear for 2 months in your league…

  92. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey guys… I have Corbin n Donaldson. Would u trade them forAlex rios and zobrist???

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Yes!

      • Frank White says:
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        What about Rios for Corbin? I have Corbin

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Most definitely

      • Frank White says:
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        Do you like Rios for corbin? Also If I had a choice for Corbin, who would u take, Rios or Bautista?

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Jason Kidd reference?

  93. Jason says:
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    Has anyone heard an update on Marte?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Nothing more than he got scratched, I think he’ll be fine

  94. PaulR says:
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    Which of these guys has the best chance at relevance in a 10 teamer at some point this year? Bauer/McDonald/Halladay/Pineda?

  95. Ryan says:
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    Drop Kelly Johnson for Rutledge?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I’m keeping Kelly

  96. Wake Up says:
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    Drop Rutledge for Franklin? I’ve been holding Rut on my bench…but now that he’s getting called back up…I’m scared of success…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: Hah I keep Rut

    • JoeC says:
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      @Wake Up: You should rut in the mud with Rutledge, ala Angel Heart.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JoeC: I think I can Bobby De Cyphre what you’re saying…Oh, no I just popped a Bonet!…covered in blood…

  97. fd says:
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    Stream-O-Nater broken or is it just me?

    All I see is the comments, not the pitchers.

    • Birdog says:
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      @fd: SON is down! I repeat, we have a piper down!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @fd: @Birdog: There’s an issue we’re working on…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @fd: @Birdog: Seems to be fixed now, but there’s one bug showing the Player IDs, should be able to still use it…

  98. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Hanley and Kuroda or Adam Jones? Standard redraft.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      Also, how did Wright manage to win the vote on cougarlife? I feel like grey alone had to have voted for giancarlo like 5k times

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:

      Oh, and just for more info, currently have zobrist at SS, kendrick at 2b, and braun, jones, heyward, choo, marte in the OF.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        Thanks, was leaning that way myself. Especially with the lack of Ks from kuroda.

  99. Birdog says:
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    Fantasy Crisis? A guy in my league says he’s in fantasy crisis because Tulo is hurt. Tulo going on the DL is not a fantasy crisis. You kind of had to expect he’d miss time, as he does every year. As long as he’s back for the playoffs you’re fine. A fantasy crisis is when you’re doing shots at a bar with Anna Kournikova and Jennifer Aniston and they both take you home to have a three-way with you and at the last second you find out that they both have dicks. That’s a fantasy crisis.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Birdog:

      Lol’d then barfed

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Birdog: If it’s really them then you just roll with it at that point. imo.

  100. ryan says:
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    Looking to trade Nelson Cruz for a starting pitcher. Would you rank these targets?

    Hamels, Harvey, Latos, Buchholz, Minor, Lynn, Burnett, Ryu.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Latos, Harvey, Minor

  101. vohnie says:
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    Rendon or Rutledge?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @vohnie: Make it stop. This was answered a handful of times.

  102. Spyre says:
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    Anyone know if/when Cingrani or Wacha are getting sent down?

    Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, Jorge De La Rosa, Kluber, and Jerome Williams look like the most exciting replacements on the wire… anyone wanna pick their top 2 from these?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Spyre:

      Cingrani might be going down in the next 2 days. Last I heard cueto is due back for his next start. For my money, I’ll play with kluber there because the peripherals look plain silly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Wacha, Kluber

  103. mzyptlk says:
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    SON link isn’t working. Brings up comments, nothing more. Anyone else having this trouble?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mzyptlk: Having some issues, will be fixed shortly…

  104. AJ says:
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    Anyone know if Rutlegde will be in the lineup today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Don’t see why not

  105. mzyptlk says:
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    Best streamer—–Santiago @ Hou or Griffin vs. Sea?

  106. Tom says:
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    Garza is a top __ pitcher ROS? Better than Kennedy and Josh Johnson? Chances of being traded to AL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: 50…Yes, better…Decent chance of it, yeah…

  107. dsimon says:
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    A follow up question to my Colvin/Schierholtz/Revere above.

    To recap: I picked up Colvin in a 6×6 OPS league because of his positional flexibility. We start LF/CF/RF, and Colvin has 1B/CF/RF. Schierholtz is still there if I want him, at just RF. My standard RF has been Torii Hunter thus far. My CF is Colby Rasmus due to Kemp’s and Pagan’s DL trips.

    Also there is Kendrys Morales. I have 1B – Votto and Util – Paul Goldschmidt. Is it worth using my #2 waiver priority to try and stash Kendrys and maybe try to trade him? At this point I’d just be waiting for someone else to drop someone better, basically.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dsimon: Can’t imagine a guy that was dropped, especially Kendrys is going to fetch anything on the trade market

  108. Be The Ball says:
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    Drop Lind for Rutledge as a UTL?

  109. Wake Up says:
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    Anyone hear anything about Rutledge being called up?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: who’s this Rutledge guy?

  110. Snarf says:
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    Streaming for a win. Which one?

    Hector Santiago against the Stros
    Ian Kennedy against the Fathers

  111. Silky says:
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    Im in a 10-team H2H Pts Yahoo league. Should I pick up Prado, Frazier, Dunn, Middlebrooks, Swisher or Morneau for the ROS? ….and who for short-term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Silky: Frazier for both

  112. fratstar says:
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    Starlin was dropped in 10 team mixed league. Worth the add?
    Would be dropping Pierzynski. (Rosario is my other catcher)

    Also…no s at the end of pierogi. Same word for singular and plural, that’s how awesome we are Grey.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @fratstar:

      Don’t roster 2 catchers. That’s the 1st rule of razzball. The 2nd rule of razzball is always massage your stache before bed.

  113. Frank White says:
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    Sorry I don’t know if my reply’s went through.. I don’e see them on my screen. I have Corbin, Would you take Alex Rios for Corbin?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Frank White:
      Rios is somehow super yawnstipating, but you take that and run with it imo.

  114. Frank White says:
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    Also if I had a choice who would you take for Corbin, Rios or Bautista?

    • Frank White says:
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      After you answer that, which I appreciate, Would you take either of them if one fell through?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Frank White:

      If you can get joeybats for corbin, power to ya!

  115. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    It’s good to be a Rutledge owner this morning. He is making my coffee taste just a little bit better than usual

  116. quimmy says:
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    My Beachy and KJO for his Cole Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy: Hamels though only guessing who KJO is

      • quimmy says:
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        @Grey: Kelly Johnson, sorry

        • JJ says:
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          @quimmy:
          Kelly Johnson has a nickname?

  117. Rob says:
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    Grab Myers right now even though the Rays have no room for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Sure

  118. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Machado or harper ROS. Obv only a question because of harper’s knee (though Dr. Death of fantasy teams seems to have indicated it wasn’t a big deal).

    Also, Miggy + Scherz or Longo + Jones+ Minor/Moore?

    Gracias!

  119. Mjh says:
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    Who is the best drop for Rutledge (if any) 5×5 plus H, TB, OPS:
    Cahill, Franklin, A Simmons, BJ?

    Also the lack of control-f on an iPhone makes it rough to not ask duplicate questions whilst dicking around at work.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Mjh:

      There’s a find in page option in chrome (much better than safari).

      • Mjh says:
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        @Alky Sobrera: to the App Store I go. Work be damned!!

        So who’s the drop there?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Mjh: Not BJ.

        • Alky Sobrera says:
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          @Mjh:

          I’d drop simmons. Speed but not good at stealing. Minor pop. Value drops when he’s not leading off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mjh: Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mjh: I’d lose Simmons too though, don’t need Rutledge and him if they’re playing the same position

      • Mjh says:
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        @Grey: thanks dudes

  120. ChiliDavisConCarne says:
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    trade Adam Jones, Fowler and rios to get Stanton, Reynolds and andrus? obp instead of avg head to head 12 team espn league. hate to give up pacman, but my infield has sucked and I still have trout and pence in the of…any thoughts?

  121. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Pick up Rutledge but keep Kelly Johnson on my bench for now? I’m thinking about using Rutledge until Kelly gets out of his slump

  122. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Please rank for ROS, Rutledge, gyorko, Prado, rendon. Thanks.

  123. Catcher Hatcher says:
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    BJ Upton.
    Buy Low or stay away?

  124. james d says:
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    ROS rank: Hector Santiago, Tommy Milone, Jo-Fer, Wacha, Erasmo

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james d: Milone, Santiago, none are ROS options at this point

      • james d says:
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        @james d: @Grey:

        Yeah I figured. I’m running a stopgap staff of Scherzer/Iwakuma/that crap until Stras and Peavy come back triumphantly to save me.

        To ask more directly: who’s the cut for Stras?

  125. Frank White says:
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    So i’m trading off corbin for Alex Rios now.. I should def do it right??

    • james d says:
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      @Frank White: For like the 4th time sure it’s fine value.

      Do you keep asking because your SP staff is made up of toothpicks and marshmallows?

      • Frank White says:
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        my bad cause I don’t know who’s answering me, A writer or a guy like me? No disrespect so don’t disrespect me.. I got more trade questions if I can get help again Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. yawnstipated in yelm says:
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    Cole Hamels for Nelson Cruz… is there a winner or fair trade?

    Also, expectations for Erasmo Ramirez? Kid pitched fantastic last night!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Erasmo news will be coming up in today’s Buy at 11 AM…

  127. AJ says:
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    Daniel Murph or Rutledge?…I like suspense so my Gut says Rut…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  128. Wake Up says:
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    “Revere’s been hotter than a black Cub Cadet settin top a Weber on the forth of Jule-eye”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Setting them up is the hardest part… Is that Tom Petty?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: “Hotter than Roy’s sister’s squirrel’s tail collection”

        pffft…Waiting is easy…it’s the stopping the waiting and enjoying the payoff part that’s hard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I read that fast and thought you said Rudy’s sister’s squirrel…

          • Pick up Rutledge as my Catcher? says:
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            @Grey: well…TX now…right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  129. Jaw says:
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    Who should I grab to replace Tulo at ss? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    Alexei
    Aybar
    Brandon Crawford
    Cozart
    Aviles

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge… Alexei

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jaw: Cozart

  130. Jason says:
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    Hey Grey! Can I get you feedback on this trade?
    Auction Keeper league – 14 teams

    I get : Ryan Zimmerman ($30)
    I give: Kipnis ($10) and Rendon ($9)

    I move Rut!edge to 2B and Fraizer to Utl.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jason: Blech. Me neither. Kipnis alone is arguably more valuable than Zimmerman.

  131. Rutledge or Franklin? says:
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    So… Rutledge or Franklin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

      • Rutledge or Franklin? says:
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        @Grey: well i was just kidding, but in all seriousness i am a denverite and huge rox fan and love the rut but he’s a bit yawnstipating to own…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a 15/15 guy at MI with good counting stats and upside…

          • Rutledge or Franklin? says:
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            @Grey: you have the patience of a saint with us goobers. it is uncanny. gracias

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem…

  132. Aero says:
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    Ugh, sorry to contribute to the Rutledge madness…
    I’ve been rolling Alexei Ramerez and Nick Franklin with Reyes & Kinsler on the DL.
    It’s been established (repeatedly) that Rutledge > Franklin, but can I get confirmation that I should keep Alexei over Franklin? I’m not sure what to think of Alexei’s year – more steals than you’d think, but seriously wonder about the expected 10hr’s he usually contributes.
    So, Rutledge over Franklin = yes
    Rutledge over Alexei = ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Rutledge

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: gah, I meant Alexei over Franklin? >.<

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  133. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Yo Greysauce,

    Hamilton/Rosario for A.Gordon/Medlen/Ozuna?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: I pulled the trigger. Did I just blue myself?

        • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: Sha-boinksa! Here comes a daiquiri!

  134. AJ says:
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    Grey lookin for an all inclusive trip..jump off the Lind Train and Hop on the Revere Express or are they both head to the same destination?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same destination, but with different things they bring…. Depends what you need…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Yup agree…steals sure are sweet though!! Specially when you have no Jacoby…

  135. Pick up Rutledge as my Catcher? says:
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    forgot what my question was…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: It was pick up Rut to be your catcher lol

  136. KW says:
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    I was offered Middlebrooks for D. Holland…I’m starting M. Reynolds at 3b right now and am at the bottom of the league in most hitting categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  137. Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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    Someone dropped Billy Butler. Do I drop Wacha, Cole, Wheeler, or Leake to pick him up? Probably Leake right? He’s got a great two start next week but adding butler definitely seems worth it.

    My pitching staff is:
    HAMELS
    GIO
    CORBIN
    GALLARDO
    CUETO

    COLE
    WACHA
    WHEELER
    LEAKE.

    My UTIL is Puig.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  138. It's A Lathe says:
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    12team Yahoo 5×5 std roto. No innings cap / 50 moves left.

    Need steals and avg, leading all pitching cats by slim margins. Was offered Altuve for Ryu.

    Leaves me with Scherzer,Moore, Iwakuma, Milone, Leake, and typical leftovers on the WW.

    Do it up?

    • It's A Lathe says:
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      @It’s A Lathe:

      Also holding Erasmo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  139. Larry says:
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    Hey man, how dumb was going with weeks or kelly johnson over rutledge?

    And, would you drop KJ or pierre to activate AJax?

    6×6 obp and slg

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine… Pierre

      • Larry says:
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        @Grey: gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  140. Man of Troy says:
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    It’s only 10:57 A.M.

    But I’m predicting that you tell us to sell CarGo on today’s Buy or Sell.

    Let’s see if I’m right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t wait to find out!

  141. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME

  142. JDW says:
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    Had my first Hosmererotic experience last night when I saw him hit a homerun…

    …to the opposite field…

    …I gasped..

    …then shouted..

    …and pumped my fist screaming YEEEAAAHHHH…

    Not sure what to make of last night, but I think I liked it, I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  143. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME****

  144. steve says:
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    Thanks for your work!

    10 team, h2h, redraft, 3 OF/1 UTIL

    Trade Cargo/Yoga from my team for Heyward/Gio Gonzalez?

    BuySellaTops likes it but I’m hesitant

  145. Adam says:
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    12 team 6×6 league w/ OBP and QS…

    Which side do you prefer?

    A) Stanton, Bumgarner, Wieters
    B) Posey, J Zimmermann, Maholm

  146. zoltan says:
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    It’s looking like I’ll have Price, Tulo, and Cargo on the DL now! How gnarly!!!!

  147. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME******

  148. sul says:
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    Can I get by in a 10 teamer with Freese and Seager as my 3b options? Im looking to trade away sandoval.

    • sul says:
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      @sul: @sul: whoops didnt read the last post

  149. Matt says:
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    Shortstops are all gone in a league that I need a replacement for Tulo. This is bad … who do I go for:

    Kozma, Iglesias, Nix, Florimon, Pennington, Quintanilla, Sogard, Dozier, Punto, Marwin Gonzalez, Elliot Johnson, Dietrich or any other crap that might be available?

    Ya, I should have had a backup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintanilla

  150. Pipa says:
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    Puig for Scherzer or Bummy?!?! Or hold?

    My SP consist of

    Gallardo
    Iwakuma
    Haren
    Dempster
    Cole
    Miley
    Hughes
    Wandy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either…in that order.

  151. Pipa says:
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    BJ for Locke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want BJ

      • Pipa says:
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        @Grey: Interesting, what do you think he is capable of ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          15 homers, 20 steals… Go to the newest post…

  152. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Rut Homer!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zadow!

  153. Paul Wilson says:
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    That was just mean! Making me google “Chloë Sevigny 2012″ and shizz.

  154. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Morning Grey : I seem to have too many bench players now that AJax is back. Would a round 7 keeper Hamilton for a round 2 Cliff Lee be a good move? Im currently sitting first and Lee would really shore up my arms

  155. Luke says:
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    What do you think about Cain Grey? I’ve got an option to trade him for a 3rd round pick. Keeper league obv. I’ll do it if you think he’ll be the old Cain the remainder of the year.

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