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Hold onto your Taco Bell-made Doritos hat because yesterday Eric Hosmer hit a homer.  Sung like J.J. Fad, “The S is for super, the Homer is for about freakin’ time!”  More of an 80′s rock kid?  Hosmer’s been Poison so far this year, but look what the cat dragged in!   Prefer the punk scene?  After Billy Butler goes to the bathroom, they say the john’s rotten.  Okay, that had nothing to do with Hosmer, but I’m a man of the people and the people in my head demanded a punk reference.  The Royals power has been so bad this year, Lorde released a remix titled, “Blue Jays.”  At the forefront of the Royals abomination has been Hosmer.  Entering today he had two homers.  Who do you think you are, Robinson Cano?  His homers per fly ball is abysmal, but his ground ball to fly ball ratio is about the same as previous years, his line drive percentage is fine, his at-bats per homer was around 30 for every year, except this year where it’s at 129.  The only true red flag in his numbers is he’s hitting a ton of infield flies.  I think that might’ve been him pressing due to the homer drought and now that cloud of doom can lift.  I don’t think he’s suddenly going to jack 30 homers and start walking around in a crown like Jerry “The King” Lawler, but I also don’t think Hosmer will stay this terrible forever.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  When your fantasy frenemies demand the very best opposite advice, tell them Mostsuckass just hit a homer and they should pick him up.  An 0-for-56 clip is always right around the corner.

Alex Gordon – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Come back, Lorde, the Blue Jays were just shutout by Jaime Garcia!

Jason Vargas – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Snooze, burp, fart, snore, he’s not this good.  Rinse, repeat.  Snooze, burp, fart, snore, he’s not this good.  Rinse– Sorry, I was writing that in a cave and there was a bad echo.

Manny Machado – 0-for-4, hitting .222.  Suspended for five games for purposely throwing a bat at the A’s players, but the O’s said Machado could be demoted to the minors anyway because he can’t even hit a person with his bat let alone the ball.

Dylan Bundy – After Tommy John surgery, Bundy has been out for the five count.  Now he will make his first rehab start on Sunday.  Some have speculated he could be available by midseason, but I’d put him closer to mid to late-August.  Wouldn’t surprise me to not see him in any real capacity this year with the O’s.  I got the wet blanket blues!

Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Ah, the ol’ rope-a-dope.  Originally patented by Ali and then used with great success by the Neo-Nazis in Oz.  Is it me or does seeing the Aryan Nation psycho from Oz on a Farmers insurance commercial freak you out just a little?  I keep reading between the lines, “Make sure your family is covered in case you end up my b*tch in prison.”

Brandon Workman – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Very solid start.  Or was it?!?!  No, of course it was, look at the line.  His ERA is now down to 2.86, but it’s being supported by an insane BABIP that will lead to regression.  His strikeouts are nothing great and his walks are fairly pedestrian, but I can’t give you the green light.  Pun point!

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting over .350 in the last week.  It’s weird how the blood relations of Sam Horn get googly-moogly about a guy like Jackie Bradley Jr. because he had multiple walks in a game( THREE!), but Brock Holt hasn’t stopped hitting since he was called on and I don’t hear a peep, and I’m writing this in a chicken coop in Saugus, Mass!

Matt Adams – Played in a rehab game and is expected to return on Friday.  I think the Cards are going to shock the world and send Taveras down when Adams returns.  We shall see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 2.15, which was my college GPA.  I’m a genius!  Though I did need spell check for genius.  Both times.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer as he returned from his sore back.  Fun Fact!  Every time he walks into a hotel, as soon as he passes the front doors, he says, “Hotel, motel, Holliday in!”

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-5, hitting near-.400 in the last week and Maddon seems totally content playing him every day.  Kiermaier never showed much in the minors, except some slight speed, but a hot schmotato is a hot schmotato is a hot schmotato.

Joel Peralta – 2/3 IP, 0 ER in the 8th inning of a losing game for the Rays.  This dampers the Peralta SAGNOF train a tad, but it might not mean anything.  Maddon could go to Peralta for the next save or McGee or Oviedo or even Balfour.  It’s still an evolving mess that we like to call, a closerousel.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This follows a 5 IP, 4 ER start and a 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER start.  So his next start will be a drubbing or a drubbing, depending on whether drubbing is good or bad.  I don’t feel like Googling.

George Springer – Sat out again yesterday.  The Astros should really refund tickets.

Jon Singleton – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Save dem singles for the strip club, you hear me, homey?  *raises hand for high five, left hanging*

Brad Peacock – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks.  Don’t fall for that plumage.

Bronson Arroyo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.22 and raising the likelihood of him singing Pearl Jam in the showers to 5 to 1.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd slam & legs in three games.  Au Shizz!

Addison Reed – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks and his 16th save.  Guess his arm has woken from its nap.  Ziegler will have to go back to sounding like a Nazi war criminal on waivers.

Alex Wood – Sent to the minors to stretch out.  Wood…stretched out…  I’ll let you imagine how excited I am for him to return as a starter.

Justin Upton – Left yesterday’s game with a strained hammy.  The Braves are saying he’s day-to-day.  Collectively.  All at once.  Like a day-to-day tabernacle choir.

Mike Minor – 4 IP, 8 ER.  Think I’ve officially got cold feet about starting Teheran in Coors.  Seriously, what’s the best we get?  7 IP, 3 ER and a win?  The worst is so much worse than that, isn’t it?

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Instead of a mile high altitude, Simmons thinks of Coors as 100,000,000 miles below Planet Yoberth.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I always talk this nonsense about allowing steroids again.  That’s utter poppycock!  Never will happen.  I have the solution.  Put every stadium on mile high stilts.

Evan Gattis – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Imagine if he played every day.  He’d be on pace for 40 homers and 120 RBIs.  Seriously.

Carlos Gonzalez – Had successful exploratory finger surgery.  He’s hoping to return by July.  Oh, and I hear from men over forty that if a doctor suggests exploratory finger surgery, it’s best if it’s not a proctologist.    Great info, old doodes!

Michael Cuddyer – Out 6-8 weeks with a fractured shoulder.  Too bad the Rockies don’t have a sealed room to keep their players fresh.  Like a giant, I don’t know, humidor.

Tyler Matzek – Will start for the Rockies today and my Hope It’s Not The Mexican Talking Gut Call Of The Day goes to Matzek striking out ten Braves.

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Wow, that was overdue.  With all the Rockies hitting so well around him, Wilin was like the one guy who is depressed in the corner of a raging party.  Forget your girl, doode, and start hitting!

Josh Rutledge – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  With Arenado and CarGo and Cuddyer out, Rutledge would seemingly play.  Oh, and he’s hitting .350 on the year.  I don’t trust Walt Weiss at all to leave Rutledge in the lineup, but I’d take a flyer to see if he does.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting .333.  Ditto what I said for Rutledge.  Damn, I should’ve just stayed in the cave with the echo.

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.15.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start (though it likes it a bit more than last night’s, for what it’s Werth).  I wouldn’t mess with him in most leagues, just not worth the ulcer.

Drew Pomeranz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.90.  Guess I should’ve picked him up in April.  *puts handkerchief to forehead, faints*

Taijuan Walker – The M’s activated him and sent him to the minors because….They don’t want us holding him in our DL spot anymore?  Dubya tee eff, guys, are you purposely trying to mess with my fantasy teams?  My guess is in his Sunday start, Erasmo will look as appealing as turkey burgers on date night  — what were you thinking pageant girl of Next Food Network Star? — and Walker will replace him in the rotation afterwards.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  His ERA is at 2.79, which is Boras-lish for, “How many Japanese pitchers can I bring over to the U.S.?”

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA is at 2.67, but was out-pitched by Doug Fister (7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks).  Not the first time a Fister has gotten the best of a Bum.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4 as he returned to the lineup after dealing with a sore hand.  I’m hoping it doesn’t affect him going forward (I’m not hoping) because I own him everywhere (nowhere).  Fingers crossed (they’re not crossed).

Wilson Ramos – Left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring.  Well, it had been almost two weeks since his last injury, so dur.  Overdue!

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 6 ER vs. the Mess.  Sometimes I like to look at only half of the box score and try to guess who got hits.  Yesterday, I looked at Estrada and couldn’t figure out who on the Mets actually hit him.  Turned out it was Teagarden, hitting a grand slam.  It’s like yesterday’s game was a piece of Friday Night Lights fan fiction coming to life.  As for Estrada, his ERA is up to 4.56 and, while that’s good for counting, it’s not good for fantasy and I would look elsewhere in most mixed leagues.

Daisuke Matsuzaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.95.  That’s nice, I wouldn’t roll out the Dice-K for fear of yelling craps.  Stream-o-Nator agrees with me too, so *raspberries lips*.

Brad Snyder – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI as he took over at first base for the Rangers.  The Rangers now have four ex-Cub players on their team (Snyder, Murphy, Cotts, Baker).  This sounds like the opposite of a good idea.  I don’t imagine Joe Buck saying in October, “This team really rode all of these ex-Cubs to the World Series.”  Snyder is intriguing in AL-Only leagues (where Rudy already added him for our team that is battling for first on the back of Mark Buehrle — yeah, you imagined I would’ve said that in March).  Snyder had 18 homers in Triple-A in only 61 games — oh my God!!! — oh, he’s 32 years old.  That’s like when the kid with a mustache shows a note from his mom that says he’s really eleven years old and gets to compete in the T-Ball Championship.  Snyder’s a Quad-A player that can hit for power and strikeout a lot while holding a pack of cigarettes in his white t-shirt sleeve.

Tom Koehler – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Tough matchup vs. the Ghosts of the Rangers Past, Future and Present.  Is it too much to pitch around Beltre and Rios?  What a schmohawk!

Christian Yelich – 4-for-6, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  That means someone is going to be allowed to stay up to eleven o’clock on a weeknight!

Justin Bour – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .455.  I have it on good authority this is Bourjos in disguise.  Someone needs to yell Peter to see if he looks.

Casey McGehee – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .306 on the year.  A year of selling his once-used underwear door-to-door in Japan really paid off!

Mat Latos – Cleared to join the rotation on Saturday, which is Cingrani’s scheduled start.  Don’t think you need your wristwatch calculator to put two and two together.

Joey Votto – 1-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Bill in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “What would you like to text Jim?”  Hmm, I think Bill might be using Siri to do his job.

Mike Leake – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies love Pride Weekend but hate the traffic, they have a fondue pot that they’ve been meaning to use for ages, and they will rip your heart out.

Carl Crawford – Voiced his frustration with the Dodgers over how the outfield has been handled.  I agree with Crawford and all, but is he even healthy?  Did he lose a bet with Kemp that Crawford was the one to say something?  Carl’s like the kid in grade school who asks the teacher if there won’t be any homework, which in turn reminds the teacher to assign homework.  In fact, that kid’s name is Carl.  Don’t name your kid Carl!

Josh Beckett – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.35.  It’s gonna be so much fun when Tim Hudson, the All-Star Game starter, makes way for Beckett in the third inning.  Fun for grandparents, that is.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I’ve had him for about five days on my team and he’s hitting .421, and I’ve been benching Zimmerman for him.  I hope you’re happy that I jinxed my team to tell you that.

Mike Adams – Shut down for 10 days for a fraying shoulder labrum.  If ten days of rest doesn’t fix a 35-year-old pitcher’s shoulder, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.  In related news, I think I’ll get my nephew some bananas for his birthday.

Cliff Lee – Close to picking up the ball.  What’s he got, a problem with his knees now?  Bend down!

Marlon Byrd – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  If only Tehol listened to Varys’s little Byrds.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Still hitting, but you knew that since you grabbed him two weeks ago when I first started talking about him.  You didn’t?  Oh, shucks.

A.J. Burnett – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.24 after it peaked at 4.41.  Lucky he didn’t get a tattoo of 4.41.  That would’ve been embarrassing!

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Someone should get the Meerkat Manor narrator to describe an away start by a Hodgepadre.  “He takes the dirt hill in unfamiliar surroundings.  The fences look close to him.  He’s a caged animal ready to fight, but he’s left his fight back in a small city outside of Tijuana.”

Will Venable – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Crazy how terrible he’s been this year, but I do think he’s capable of better.  Then again, Billy Dee Williams drunk on Colt 45 would be capable of better.  In deeper leagues, I could see adding Venable, hoping he comes out of his two-plus month funk.

Jose Veras – Cubs released him.  He made $4 million this year for an 8.10 ERA in 13 1/3 IP.  Maybe you shouldn’t discourage your kids from playing baseball.

Junior Lake – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th steal.  I feel like I always talk about him, but he’s only hitting .172 in the last week prior to last night.  So, water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink or Lake’s got me hosed?

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Francisco Liriano – Left yesterday’s start with an oblique injury.  He looked uncomfortable after throwing a pitch.  His fantasy owners can sympathize with that.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-5, 1 run with a single.  But it was the most glorious single in the history of modern baseball.  In 1892, Youngman D’louseville got a hit that was slightly prettier, but he was wearing a beret, so it’s not a totally fair comparison.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and 2nd in as many games.  I like hot.  Get hot.  Thank you.

J.A. Happ – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Live by the stream, die by the stream.  I.e., Happ happens.

Kevin Correia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 Ks vs. the suddenly lifeless Blue Jays.  This game was in Toronto too, so how did Correia even get into the country?  He’s got WMDs!  Or is that the other Correia, I always forget.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I can tell you again to pick him up or I can tell you that I’ve told you to pick him up every day for the last four days.  Which do you prefer?

Brain Dozier – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (14) & legs (14).  Somebody’s got the sexiest kind of OCD!  That’s better than the porn movie, As Good As It Sweats, starring Jackoff Nicholson and Helen *unt.

  1. The Great Zombino says:
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    Grey, is Tony cingrani a great pitcher, or greatest pitcher?

    • Jayrod Ceol says:
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      @The Great Zombino: He’s definitely earned the right to toss for the Home Run derby this year..

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Jayrod Ceol: Dont know if he could hit the strike zone

  2. Snacks13 says:
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    Third!

    Springer for Bailey?

    Current outfield Cruz, Rios, Springer, Gordon, Taveras

    Could add: Ozuna, Willingham, Arcia, SAGNOF

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

      • Snacks13 says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha. What about Iwakuma instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want the bat, but it’s fair

  3. Lines says:
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    I, for one, would like to see a chicken coup. Let them rise up, and shake free from the shackles of their oppressors!

    But let us hope, for their sake, they can find somewhere better to stage it than Saugus. Fuck Saugus.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  4. Puig's Poutines says:
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    would you trade albert for freddie freeman?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I would, but I would guess Grey says no and you should listen to him. But I love me some Freddie….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      seems like kind of a lateral move

      • malamoney says:
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        @Mike: I’d much rather have Freddie. Especially in a keeper league.

  5. from the update desk, Happy Holliday Grey, but Matt was just out for a couple of days, (bad back) he did not just come off the DL…cheers

    • Black & White says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      For as long as he’s been riding my bench I wouldn’t have noticed the difference

      • T says:
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        @Black & White: you must be in a crazy shallow league

        • lonestar3 says:
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          @T:

          10 Teamer.

          OF’s are Jones, K. Davis, and Puig. Abreu is my Util. Traded Bautista for Bumgardner a few weeks ago.

  6. Deadpool says:
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    Have to drop someone for the start-to-be-determined Taijuan Walker.

    Keuchel, Wheeler, Stroman, Lackey or Kazmir? Have 2 good closers so Britton is an option as well.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Britton

  7. Randy says:
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    In a league where you get a 500 auction budget and Polanco would be a 1 dollar keeper and your team is middle of the pack, what side would you rather have:

    Samaardvark and Polanco

    or

    Goldshmidt

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Goldschmidt

  8. ram says:
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    Love the Oz reference for Schillinger on State Farm commercials! Would Simon Adabese (sp?) hit more or less jacks than Robinson Cano in 2014?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ram: Haha

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @ram: Adabese might throw a bat at Abad a la Machado, but he would not throw his little helmet at Donaldson.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  9. ram says:
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    Re Brock Holt, I think RedSox Nation doesn’t want to jinx him and the fact he is very similar to All-World Pedroia – short, likes putting on laser-shows, scrappy, great fielder, smart base-runner and hot as Tent City. Dan Shaughnessy and all the other Boston sportswriters are whining about signing Drew….the only reason they can whine like this is Holt is tearing it up!!! (or as Joe Buck called him on Saturday – Holt Brock).

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @ram: Yeah the Drew whining is getting to be a bit much. I listened to a former writer turned radio host claim it was a move forced by Larry Luchino. Then later last week Gammons blamed it on media minipulation. Who cares! He’s a MI that will sit against lefties and he’s already hurt. They’re acting as if this move even makes a difference. They must have forgot how much Herrera has been playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ram: Haha…Way to do your research Buck

      • ram says:
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        @Grey: you basically need to perform in Boston within 30 days or media wants your head and throws management under the bus. Sometimes they are right – see Carl Crawford as Exhibit 1.

        • Grey

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          Holt is performing within 30 days

  10. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Drop Howie for Santana?

    Drop Matt Adams for Santana?

    Drop Balfour?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Howie, yes on Balfour

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Snacks13: No way. Not as high on Bailey as others. Aim higher for Springer or hold.@Puig’s Poutines: I’m not into same position trades unless the offering manager is offering a dopey no-brainer. This isn’t so why make it? Ageism?@Tarman Got Him: Balfour.

      • SallyCips says:
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        @SallyCips: how the heck did that happen??? I hope you find your homes, little replies. Safe travels!

        • Snacks13 says:
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          @SallyCips: Found it! Thanks brother

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s a sister!

  11. J-FOH says:
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    Holt it now. Hit it! Creeper!!!!!

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @J-FOH: Good call!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good stuff J-FOH!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I need positive reinforcement. ..im needy yo’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sky should be the resident positive reaffirmation guy…He warms my heart when he drops Khris Davis and Hosmer…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She just needs a dreamcatcher on her wall

  12. ram says:
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    STOP THE PRESSES!!!! Carl Crawford is whining! The third leg of the triple crown – injured and not-producing already achieved. I LOVE Rubby De La Rosa.

    • Mike

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      ha

  13. Eddy says:
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    Can keep 2 of these 3 (making room for Votto back from the DL):
    Danny Santana, Josh Willingham, Lonnie Chisenhall. Which one do I cut?

    • Mike

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      hot hands are Danny and Lonnie

  14. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Pick one to stream please:

    Stroman vs. Min (streamo lurves it)
    or
    Bauer @ KC (streamo hates it)

    I’m leaning Beef Stromanoff. Any input much apreesh.

    • Mike

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      go with SON

  15. Commissioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Great job on the article, Grey. Serious question today. 6 offensive Cat league (BA, R, RBI, HR, SB, OPS) is Everth Cabrera (my steal of the draft, who I stood up and told everyone would bat .300 & steal 60 bases this year) droppable for Danny Santana? Is Cabrera gonna stay this bad? Is Santana gonna stay this good? Is the Fantasy Baseball Overlord gonna stay in his mom’s basement and stay away from my team? Haha
    Thanks again Grey,
    Da Commish

  16. Allan says:
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    Would you drop Segura for Anthony Rendon or Daniel Murphy? Thanks nice write up.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t

  17. Bas says:
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    Hi Gray,
    Thanks to Ho(S)mer, Hardy, Pedroia, Fielder and others I’am doing pretty bad this year. Because of the injuries of Fielder and Moreland I’am playing Duda as my corner guy. Swisher who was awful before his injury is a free agent. Drop Duda and pick up Swisher?

    Thanks as always!!
    Bas

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

  18. jordan73 says:
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    Finally cut Hosmer yesterday in favor of Chisenhall, so of course he’ll start picking it up now. Your welcome, everyone else that stuck with him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      of course

    • Fungazi says:
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      @jordan73: I picked him off waivers a few days ago, already 2 homers since then. Don’t see what all the fuss is about.

  19. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Verlander or Jordan Zimmerman the rest of the season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Zimm

  20. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    A Chicken Coop is one of the cleanest places in Saugus. That’s all I got……

  21. Jef With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    “Q” is the only letter in the alphabet not appearing in the name of any U.S. State

    • Zook's Pest Control says:
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      @Jef With 1 F: Why is it that the automatic reaction to reading that fact is trying to think of every state hoping to discover a Q somewhere.

    • @Jef With 1 F:

      “Q” is the only letter in the alphabet not appearing in any MLB team names as well…so you have that as well..cheers Jef without 2 F’s

      • Bad News Sugarbear says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Q isn’t the only letter not appearing in any MLB team names, neither do V & Z (though V did before Tampa Bay changed their name).

        • Bad News Sugarbear says:
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          @Bad News Sugarbear: OH NEVERMIND, Arizona and the Braves…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      my students: “What about Quebec?”
      me: “It’s not a state”
      students: “Well, neither is Alaska.”
      me: *lays head on desk and cries*

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Ha nice

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: @Mike: Qanada!!! the 51st state!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How did we forget that one?

  22. Bill Cosby Sweater says:
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    Let’s go dumpster-diving!

    Who’s my Neil Walker replacement?

    DJ Lemahieu / Rougned / Danny Espinosa / Bonifacio

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Boneface or Odor, depending on what you need

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Bill Cosby Sweater: Bonifacio shouldn’t be in a dumpster. Grab him now. I like him WAY BETTER than Walker. That said I traded him this weekend for Cashner. ;)

      • Jamiehov says:
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        @SallyCips:

        Wong or Bonnaficiano??

  23. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Pomeranz now worth starting every time out in a 10 teamer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  24. bossmanjunior says:
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    Which 2 do I start?

    Marte v Hammel ($8.5)
    Arcia @ Stroman ($9.5)
    K. Davis @ DeGrom ($7.9)

    Looking at the numbers, Marte looks like the sit, as Hammel dominates RHH this year. Or possibly Davis.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Marte

  25. Doubledeep says:
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    With T. Walker activated off dl should I’ll need to drop a pitcher. Should I drop McHugh to stash him, or just drop Walker?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hate to drop either. Can you flip him?

      McHugh if you have no choice.

      • Doubledeep says:
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        @Mike: also have eovaldi drop him before McHugh? I doubt I’ll be able to flip any of them

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          prefer Eovaldi

  26. Bbboston says:
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    Could the Royals surge in batting and homers be because of new batting coach? Yet again

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      crazy. it was around this time last year, wasn’t it?

  27. JWray says:
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    I need to decide what to do with Walker now, but I feel that I’m pretty solid @ starter. (Gray, Teheran, Cobb, Bailey, Scherzer & Sanchez). I could drop another position, but again I feel good about my team and do not what to run the risk of losing them. They only player that I feel I could drop is Mesoraco since I have Perez.

    We are 5×5 with Holds instead of Whip.

    Paul Goldschmidt Ari – 1B ?
    Ian Kinsler Det – 2B
    Nolan Arenado Col – 3B (DL)
    Elvis Andrus Tex – SS
    Adam Jones Bal – OF
    Jay Bruce Cin – OF
    Alex Gordon KC – OF
    Leonys Martín Tex – OF
    Michael Brantley Cle – OF
    Anthony Rendón Was – 2B,3B
    Devin Mesoraco Cin – C
    Salvador Pérez KC – C
    Brandon Moss Oak – 1B,OF
    Pablo Sandoval SF – 3B
    Khris Davis Mil – OF

    Addison Reed Ari – RP
    Julio Teherán Atl – SP
    Sonny Gray Oak – SP
    Alex Cobb TB – SP
    Max Scherzer Det – SP
    Ernesto Frieri LAA – RP
    Homer Bailey Cin – SP ?
    David Robertson NYY – RP
    Bryan Shaw Cle – RP
    Anibal Sánchez Det – SP
    Dellin Betances NYY – RP
    A.J. Ramos Mia – RP

    Thoughts….????

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you have only one catcher slot, no need for both backstops

  28. RTP says:
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    Yelich or Khris Davis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yelich

  29. A.J. says:
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    I’m in a keeper league (keep 4 guys) and can get either Harper (they say out til early July but sounds like it’ll be longer) or Carlos Gonzalez (sounds like early July as of now) for Chris Sale.

    Do I trade Sale for one of those two and if so, which one?

    I have a decent staff but trading Sale would hurt and currently in third place. Thanks for the help

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would just hold Sale if it will hurt your team to trade him

  30. Miz says:
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    Lmao! Good shiz Grey… (Helen *unt….priceless)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miz: Thanks!

  31. New leaf says:
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    In the week since you made fun of the Brian Dozier 40/40 fan club:

    .321 avg
    .474 obp
    3 homers
    2 steals
    4 rbis
    9 runs

    Cust sayin’ ;)

    • Sherm says:
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      @Eddy: I had to get Votto back in my team, too, and ended up dropping a pitcher@New leaf: Yeah in my 10-team I have Cano, Andrus, Murphy and Dozier for my MI and I have to bench one of them every day. Good problem to have, but I never anticipated that would be one.

      • Sherm says:
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        @Sherm: Oops first comment in draft got published too.

  32. BJFG says:
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    G Polanco for Heaney fair?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d personally much rather have Polanco, but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BJFG: Polanco side

  33. Wadeboggs says:
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    Hey Grey, two questions if you don’t mind.

    Need to start two today of singleton, Khris Davis, marte, alcides, and Zobrist?

    Also i have segura, alcides, and Zobrist and want to trade one to a team in need of a SS. Which one to trade of these three and for j Zimmerman or minor? Those are the two guys on his team I like. He also has becket. Have a hard time gauging a fair trade with these. Thanks in advance

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Singleton, Davis

      Zorilla for Zimm

  34. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Any of these not a streamer in 12 team pts leagues?
    Porcello
    Burnett
    Lincecum

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      they’re all in the same boat. I would have said Burnett, but I don’t trust him now

      • the pillar & the stones says:
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        @Mike: I thought we’d trust him a bit more after last night

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          last night was just a slap in my face for dumping him for streamers…it was purely personal between me and AJ

  35. your mom says:
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    In a 12 team obp league, should i drop e.cab for danny santana/hardy/villar?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stick with ECab

  36. Ron says:
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    Give Kluber OR Gray
    Get Castro OR Alexie OR Marte OR Prado

    1) Yay or Nay on doing this at all?
    2) If Yay, which combo to Give/Get?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would do Kluber for Castro

  37. BERK! says:
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    Dice-K, Peacock, and Arroyo were all recommended in the Razzball two-start-a-palooza piece so I grabbed ‘em all in the rare (and potentially dangerous) three man simultaneous stream. 3 ER total among the three! Not too shabby! Thanks, Razball!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pete does a great job with those. Must-read every week.

  38. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Who do you take for the rest of the season. Verlander or Jordan Zimmerman ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Zimm

  39. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Pleased to see that I got Wood this morning. Twice, actually. ZING! Too many Wood-stretchout jokes today.

    ROS: Ozuna or Werth

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Werth

  40. Five-On-One says:
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    Need a 2b. Wong, Espinosa, Rutledge, Gennett, LeMahieu or Odor?

    Also with Taveras likely being sent down, need an OF. BJUpton, Gentry, Jones, Saunders, Kiermaier or stick with Taveras?

    Last one, for now – Who for my U spot – Any leftovers from the two above questions or Turner, Brock, Dominguez, Owings.

    Thanks – all opinions welcome. Even Grey’s. And that Holiday Inn bit was great.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

      Hold Taveras until it’s more clear what they’ll do

      Brock

  41. Mike says:
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    I think I know the answer to this…
    keeper league w/ 6*6 (OBP & QS)

    Zobrist, Price, & next year’s 10th Rd pick
    or
    Desmond, Heyward & next year’s 12th Rd pick.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heyward side

  42. PK says:
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    Kennedy’s blurb: Oh, the golden days of Meerkat Manor when Flower was running the show. Did you know the narrator was Sean Astin, a.k.a Frodo’s sidekick in Lord of the Rings? Weird.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      makes sense…don’t Hobbits live in holes in the ground?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: I think I knew that at one time, but forgot

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    Ozuna or Marte for the ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      coin flip IMO. Marte for more speed, Ozuna for more power

  44. Jamiehov says:
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    I’m looking frwrd to the Kazmir vs Hudson all star game. Also hoping that we can get a Giambi all star campaign going for a Hudson /Giambi at bat

    Are either of the below droppable for tajuan?
    Eovaldi
    Mchugh

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh if you don’t have any other options

  45. Dave says:
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    Brad Miller or Danny Santana ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s a toss up. I don’t think Santana keeps this up. I believe in Miller more.

  46. Joel says:
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    Starting Julio Tehran in Colorado despite Stream-O-Nators strong suggestion to not?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t. The blurb up top says it best…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: I am, I think the Braves blew their load yesterday and we get some 3-1 game

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: But did the Rockies is the question…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joel: I’m not. Especially after yesterday.

    • Joel says:
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      @Joel: Thanks everyone. Gonna bench that mothafather

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  47. Andrew D says:
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    MadBum blurb…..well done

  48. Wilsonian says:
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    Think Zobrist turns it around? The Rays look lost, but he was just dropped and I could make a waiver claim on him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      worth a pickup

  49. ChiliDavisConCarne says:
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    Hurting in pitcing, have a few extra bench bats with value:
    C – Ramos
    1B – E5
    2B – Walker (Hill right now)
    3B – Alvarez/Bummerman
    SS – Segura
    OF – McCutch/Bruce/Brantley/Springer (starting 3)
    U – Rizzo/Pujols (starting 2)
    P – Cobb/Gray/Iwakuma/Cashner/Cingrani/Archer/Hughes

    Would you trade Pujols/Bruce/Alvarez to get Beltre/Strasburg/Minor?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Outside of Cingrani, your pitching is fine. I’d hold

  50. Randy BoBandy says:
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    This might be worst term ever, but the Jays are so hit-zophrenic.

    Beat up the Tigers in Detroit…but then make Shelby Miller, Jaime Garcia, and Kevin Correia look like studs.

    I don’t get it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I stacked like 6 Blue Jays last night…nada.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I stacked like 6 Blue Jays last night…nada.

  51. royce! says:
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    Excellent write up! Carl! HA!

  52. XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Hey Grey. Shame about Liriano, eh? I have BMac on my bench, but Odorizzi/Erlin/Skaggs are still on the wire. Just looking at periphs, I like Odorizzi. Worth a pickup, or roll w McCarthy?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      worth a pickup, but he’ll have some strikeouts and some duds. He’s a streamer IMO

      • XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Mike: Limited transactions, and I’m burning through them fast.. 6 left. Same thought?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no, not with limited transactions

          • XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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            @Mike: Thanks, Mike! It’s been a rough season. Luck going the other way. That’s what happens when the luck goes your way the season before!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              anytime

  53. KarlJ says:
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    I have been struggling with Hosmer in my CI slot for most of the year.
    I received an offer of Morneau for Bryce Harper. Was able to stash Tavares and Polanco so I think I can afford to move Bryce. Pull the trigger?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t move Bryce

  54. Cabreras Cab Company says:
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    Real quick thoughts, which side would you rather have 12 team 7 man keeper ops and qs are extra cats, we play one util and one IF slot.

    Rizzo
    Werth
    Cobb
    Robertson
    20th round pick next year

    Or

    JUpton
    Napoli
    Yorando Ventura
    Latos
    16th round pick next year

    Current Roster
    Ramos,Abreu,Lawrie,Machado,Xander,Rizzo,Springer,Brantley,Taveras,Werth,Beltran,Simmons,Solarte NA:Baez

    Wacha,Cobb,Leake,Chavez,Anibal,Garcia(streamer),Hughes(streamer),Robertson,Rondon.

    The top heavy teams in the league are using a no closer philosophy and going SP heavy. I am on the verge of making a push and think this trade can help me.. Thoughts please and thank you. Sorry for the length of the post. Less

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If the trade helps you win this year, go for it. I prefer the Rizzo side though in a vacuum.

  55. kyle kendrick says:
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    I’ve asked this already, but my Shelby Miller @ $9 to keep next year for his Syndergaard @ $1 to keep next year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Syndergaard

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Mike: Any reasoning? Wanna know what you think about him mIke !

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          first off…their prices. I’d rather have the dollar pitcher.

          Syndergaard’s got the better prospect pedigree. I’m not sure Miller is an ace in fantasy, seems more like a #3-4 whereas Syndergaard could be that right out of the chute with more upside.

          Here’s Scott’s take…
          http://razzball.com/2014-minor-league-preview-new-york-mets/

  56. Five-On-One says:
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    Pitching question – Need to start 3 of the following for the next week (SON values in parens).

    Kluber @BOS ($6.0)
    Minor vLAA ($6.0)
    TWood @PHI ($8.6)
    Tomlin vLAA ($4.6) and @BOS ($-5.7)
    Peralta @NYM ($6.5) and @ARI ($-1.4)
    Haren vARI ($13.9)
    Chen vBOS ($9.8) and @TB ($6.9)

    SON says to use Chen, Haren and TWood. My gut says Kluber, Minor and with a roll of the dice, Tomlin (hot lately). Is Chen against BOS really that much better than Minor against BOS? Really? Is Haren really that good? And TWood has got to be the boringest guy there is. Anyway, looking for other opinions before I set my line-up. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go with SON

  57. Cram It says:
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    I know what’s wrong with Will Venable. Junior Lake stole his Venableness.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      Venable was traded around my league like a bad penny

      • Cram It says:
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        @Mike: Awesome Rory Gallagher song…

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          oh wow. never knew it was a song

  58. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    Every time I start Estrada, I ask myself “I wonder how long til he gives up a homer. Third inning?”….and it’s ALWAYS sooner. He’s awful. 12 Team, 7X7 H2H with extra pitching categories of K/9 and HRs allowed (GOODBYE MARCO!) would you drop him for Tomlin, Duffy, Chase Anderson, Gausman or none of the above. Those are seriously my best non-Ubaldo options.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tomlin. It’s crazy. Might even lose his gig.

  59. malamoney says:
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    Longoria, Gray and Cespdes for Tanaka, Altuve and Alvarez in a H2H points league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like it.

  60. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Niese for Taijuan Walker?

    Also, I have an over abundance of 3Bs and an under abundance of SP – have Zimmerman, Donaldson and Longoria. Which 3B would you try to move and for what level pitcher? I have solid counting stats but terrible ERA/WHIP and Ks. I’ve tried to move Zimmerman before with little interest so maybe it’s a question of Longoria or Donaldson ROS – any thoughts appreciated.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yes

      I’d hang on to Donaldson and try to move Longo for a Top-15 arm

  61. malamoney says:
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    Or how about Longoria and Gray for Tanaka and Dozier?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  62. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, nice read..10team roto 5×5. Freeman for my Craig, and one of my CP. K rod, Soria, Doolitte, Chapman. i know its important to have CP in roto, but would u make the trade? if so which CP would u package with Craig?

    Thanks again!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, Soria

      • 740 says:
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        @Mike:

        Gracia amigo!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          de nada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  63. Derrick says:
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    Drop Willingham or Arcia for Holt?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t

  64. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade Vmart for shields?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh

  65. gordon shumway says:
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    Grey, if you’re ever wondering if your random rap references are appreciated… they most certainly are! The random black moon and showbiz and ag drops make a dude not want to eat a cat….

    Hosmer just got dropped in my league… do you think it’s worth dropping laroche, polanco or taveras for him?

    I was holding Taijuan on my DL but it seems that ain’t happening anymore… is he worth holding onto? Would Heaney be a better option? Gracias, Señor!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold onto Walker

      Taveras if it’s not a keeper

      • gordon shumway says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike!

      • gordon shumway says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

  66. Joesh says:
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    Gahhhh now I’m going to have to probably punt away my streamer slot since I can’t stash Walker on my DL anymore. BOOOO

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      bummer

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joesh: Sucks to have a good pitcher instead?

  67. Simon says:
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    In a dynasty league I’m being offered Stanton for Taveras, Singleton and A. Bradley.
    Would you do it?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

  68. Frank White says:
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    sup buddy… do you think I should grab Danny Santana todrop Elvis Andrus? Santana had as many rbi, runs and homers then Elvis in half the games

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Andrus, but that’s a scary stat

  69. chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Revere, marte or santana?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Marte

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish:

      *Start at the 30 sec. mark

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  70. Rondelio says:
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    Start or Sit:
    Teheran @ COL
    Wacha @ TB
    Bauer @ KC
    Ventura vs. CLE

    Also Add Beckett for Betances, Wade Davis or Bauer. Should I drop Betances and Wade Davis for speculative closers, or hold until things become more transparent?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start all of them, but if you have to choose one to sit, it’s be Teheran.

      Hold on your MRs

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        I’ll be more clear…sit Teheran, start all the rest

  71. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Henderson Alvarez,Alex Wood or Taijuan Walker ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wood

  72. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    12 team H2H league, hovering in the middle of the pack. I think my team is fairly solid, but where you would look to improve:

    C- Sal Perez
    1b/2b/3b/ss: Pujols, Kinsler, Donaldson, Andrus
    OF: Trout, Puig, Bruce
    Util: Ozuna, Polanco
    SP: Bumgarner, Iwakuma, Cobb, Pomeranz, Kennedy, Eovaldi, Bauer, McHugh and stashing Heaney and Wood
    RP: Perkins, Robertson, Belisario
    DL: Trumbo

    Any thoughts on where to try upgrading greatly appreciated.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      looks like a 10-team roster. That’s about the highest compliment I can give

      If we’re going to nit-pick, maybe flip the prospect hype in Polanco for a more proven player at your UTIL slot, but aim high

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Mike: my roster looks like this thanks to you guys, so thanks!

        Yeah trying to flip Polanco/ozuna for an Adam jones type, and them grab willingham for ww but not sure I can pull that off. We are on the same page then. Thanks!!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  73. Tokyofantasy says:
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    Great writing as usual, nor just Grey but others on comments field as well!

    Quick question.

    Should I drop Mauer for Rosario?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks for the kind words

      I’d grab Rosario, yes. I think the best is yet to come this summer

      • Tokyofantasy says:
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        @Mike: Domo Arigato Mike-san!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  74. Boomer19 says:
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    Getting tired of having David Wright not put up any numbers at third. Was just offered Brett Lawrie and Cody Allen for him. Make the change?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Wright, but it’s fair

  75. George Zip says:
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    My pitching is failing badly for some reason. Here are my options for a pick up:

    Smyly, Edwin Jackson, Floyd…. I feel like Jackson and Floyd are almost the same, so Smyly?

    Also, since Estrada sucks, you think its worth it to pick up Jimmy Nelson now?

    thanks, we’re all counting on you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      Smyly…Nelson would be the guy.

  76. gareth says:
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    Felt bad for kluber last night. A basic double play wasn’t turned and allowed the inning to continue in the third. They didn’t even get one out as Cabrera made ANOTHER Indians error (I think the tribe leads all of baseball in errors this year). The floodgates opened after that.

    Before last nights onslaugt, the royals (as a team) had hit 7 more homers than nekdon cruz. So when the punchless royals hit home runs against you, its obviously not your night.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      didn’t catch the game…Tribe have played some bad defense this year

      • gareth says:
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        @Mike: listened to the game on the radio. After the big inning I turned the radio off.

        The best part of the game was billy butler’s first at bat where he stuck out looking. Indians announcer Tom Hamilton actually said after the at bat “and billy butler waddles back to the dugout. ” I love it when Hammy gets sassy.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha. Sassy Hamilton is the best

          When Rosenhaus takes over it’s night-night time for Mikey. It’s like listening to grass grow.

          • gareth says:
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            @Mike: yeah, agree. Dude’s boring.

            Hammy and hegan were a great double act.

  77. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey & Mike, who will you start in next two days?

    6/11
    Stroman vs MIN (SON $15.5)
    Cain vs WSH (SON $14.6)
    Roark vs SF (SON $8.5)

    6/13
    Sanchez vs MIN (SON $21)
    Lynn vs WSH (SON $14.1)
    Colon vs SD (SON $13.8)
    Baily vs MIL (SON $11.1)
    Zimmermann vs Lynn (SON $9.5)

    thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with SON, not sure how many you need to start

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: Two in one day , thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I could see going with Colon vs SD over Lynn vs WSH

          • Wilson says:
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            @Mike: Thanks, and Zimmermann seems good recently.

            Start him over Colon or Sanchez or Lynn?

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Not over Sanchez, but the other two sure.

  78. chris says:
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    Someone dropped Hosmer in our league, should I drop someone for him… Who should I drop?

    Posey, Buster(1B,C) SF
    Pujols, Albert(1B) LAA
    Kipnis, Jason(2B) CLE
    Alvarez, Pedro(3B) PIT
    Desmond, Ian(SS) WAS
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Gordon, Alex(OF) KC
    Upton, Justin(OF) ATL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC

    Morse, Michael(1B,OF) SF
    Rendon, Anthony(2B,3B) WAS
    Sandoval, Pablo(3B) SF
    Ozuna, Marcell(OF) MIA
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Yelich, Christian(OF) MIA

    Active Pitchers
    Hamels, Cole(SP) PHI
    Hammel, Jason(SP) CHC
    Kennedy, Ian(SP) SD
    Scherzer, Max(SP) DET
    Teheran, Julio(SP) ATL
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Rodriguez, Francisco(RP) MIL

    Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
    Garza, Matt(SP) MIL
    Miller, Shelby(SP) STL
    Latos, Mat(SP) CIN

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Is that second bunch your bench? Taveras if it’s a redraft

  79. I’ve been feeling bad because I know you haven’t been getting enough catcher questions lately. So here goes: if Ramos is out for a while, who do you like better as a replacement between RMartin, Suzuki, Navarro … Teagarden … Doumit? It hurts just writing those names.

    I grabbed Doumit today, hoping to catch some Coors magic. But I’m guessing one of the first three is a better short-term fill in until Ramos’ hamstring becomes untweaked.

    Also, did you see the headlines that said Carlos Gonzalez had a “foreign object” in his finger? Turned out to be a small tumor, but at first I was thinking moon rocks or something like that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      Martin

  80. Wilson says:
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    Hi Votto + B Hamilton for Gomez , which side? thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: It’s fair, depends on league depth… Prolly lean Votto/Ham

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey & Mike.
        If it’s a shallow league, lean Gomez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, lean Gomez

  81. John says:
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    Is Adam Jones for Wainwright fair? I need pitching and have Bautista, Puig, Holiday, and Ozuna in OF. 13 team 7×7 league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair, but I’d rather move Holliday, even if it means getting not quite as good a pitcher.

  82. Oppo Taco says:
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    Currently in second place but with poor era/whip ratios. Would you be prioritizing trading for a top pitcher? It’s a 12 team keeper. I feel like my rotation needs an upgrade, although I did just pick up wood off waivers. Any advice? Thanks
    C yadi
    1b/2b/SS/3b : goldy, hill, segura, Frazier
    Of – cutch, Bautista, j Upton
    Util – rizzo Vmart
    Bench – ozuna polanco heyward
    Sp – MadBum iwakuma Chavez Alex wood wheeler
    RP – Janssen mejia reed Allen
    DL garret cole

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      I was offered homer bailey for polanco and a draft pick but I feel like I should hold in a keeper.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, hold him in a keeper.

      Wood will boost your team, and you won’t have to give up anything form your offense. I really hate trading for pitching FWIW

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Mike: what about heyward for homer bailey? Still feel like im losing

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Rather have Heyward

  83. Barenrewn says:
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    “Motel, hotel, Holliday Inn.” You got a literal lol out of me with that one.

    Quick question. I have quite the depth at pitching and with Latos coming off the DL I’m considering a 2 for 1 trade to increase the overall quality of my rotation. I’m considering offering 2 of the 4 following pitchers to net a Wainwright, Darvish, Kershaw, or Strasberg. So which 2 of these 4 pitchers should I dangle out there first?

    Cashner, Latos, Gray, Lester

    Thanks for the help!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Latos, Lester

  84. Jack says:
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    Hold onto Morse or Dickerson ROS? I do have CarGo.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Morse

  85. Sean says:
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    Should I drop Taveras for Arcia or Lind in a 12 team yahoo head to head?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if it’s a redraft, sure

  86. Texas Ranger says:
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    16 team 5*5 mixed ; OPS instead of BA. Who is more valuable next year – Springer or Tavares?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      next year? Taveras

  87. Humberto Sanchez says:
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    Drop Taveras for Dicekrson? Current outfield is Bautista (thanks for the heads up), Alex Gordon, and Blackmon.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  88. Scott says:
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    Holliday or Gordon? Or are they about the same with less injury risk from Gordon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Gordon, but yeah about the same

  89. chris says:
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    Someone dropped Hosmer in our league, should I drop someone for him… Who should I drop?

    The second part is my bench, Tavaras was picked up – this is a 10 team keeper league.

    Posey, Buster(1B,C) SF
    Pujols, Albert(1B) LAA
    Kipnis, Jason(2B) CLE
    Alvarez, Pedro(3B) PIT
    Desmond, Ian(SS) WAS
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Gordon, Alex(OF) KC
    Upton, Justin(OF) ATL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC

    Morse, Michael(1B,OF) SF
    Rendon, Anthony(2B,3B) WAS
    Sandoval, Pablo(3B) SF
    Ozuna, Marcell(OF) MIA
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Yelich, Christian(OF) MIA

    Active Pitchers
    Hamels, Cole(SP) PHI
    Hammel, Jason(SP) CHC
    Kennedy, Ian(SP) SD
    Scherzer, Max(SP) DET
    Teheran, Julio(SP) ATL
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Rodriguez, Francisco(RP) MIL

    Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
    Garza, Matt(SP) MIL
    Miller, Shelby(SP) STL
    Latos, Mat(SP) CIN

    • Cram It says:
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      @chris: Eh, I don’t see how he’ll play for you, given he’d be your 4th 1B

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hate to cut any of those guys in a keeper. Maybe Panda. That’s a strong group of bats.

  90. Steve D. says:
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    Someone cut Cliff Lee… anyone want to venture a guess as to how long he’ll be out? Weighing whether or not to make a move for him. Have Trumbo in my DL slot currently.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ASB?

  91. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 3 -

    (11) Choo @Home facing Turner
    (17) Rios @Home facing Turner
    (39) Moss @LAA facing Weaver
    (53) Springer @Home facing McCarthy
    (71) Rizzo @PIT facing Cumpton
    (111) Polanco @Home facing J. Hammel
    (152) Chisenhall @KC facing Ventura

    Great picks yesterday Mike! If it wasn’t for you, I may have benched Rizzo and lost out.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

      Choo, Springer (knees?), Polanco

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Mike: If Springer is able to play we still benching?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’ll say yeah. The Chisenhall / Ventura matchup is a little dicey though. I might lean Chis if Springer plays.

  92. Fungazi says:
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    I see a bunch of comments asking to drop Everth and coincidentally just dropped him last night. Why exactly should people be holding him? His counting stats suck, he’s definitely not going to homer much, he has a low BA and I just don’t see worthwhile holding him for a handful of SB’s every month.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fungazi: SAGNOF sucka

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s fair…a half dozen homers and 35 steals at MI still has value in a lot of leagues though

  93. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey, 12-team OBP league. which side is better?

    Eovaldi or Choo?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Choo

      • Eddy says:
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        @Mike: You would think so, but Choo ROS is projected at 10/10. Sure, with about a .390 OBP which is where his value comes from, but he’s now become almost a 5th OF.

        I just wish Eovaldi were a bit more consistent against teams that aren’t bottom-5 in offense.

  94. stonepie says:
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    seems like a great time to sell rios high. cant see him hitting .330 all year.. rios for darvish?

    • Cram It says:
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      @stonepie: That’s a hell yeah. But I don’t think you can sell that high on him.

  95. Hopscotch McGoo says:
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    and what about Corey Kluber? any ideas whats going on???

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He’ll be fine

    • Busher says:
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      @Hopscotch McGoo: Looked fine last night. Defense dropped a double play ball (attempting to double Dyson, which sped up Asdrubal’s exchange) and go not outs and the Royals capitalized. Wasn’t like he was getting hit hard.

  96. Five-On-One says:
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    Picking up Chen and Haren. Drop two of Liriano, Joba, Myers. Does Myers have much value if out for the next two months (was horrible pre-injury). Is Liriano worthless at this point? Does Joba get the closer gig or does Nathan hang on? I gots questions!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      seems like it’s still Nathan’s…I’d drop the two arms before dropping Myers

  97. Unkempt dark man says:
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    Man, I look at Porcello’s past stats and it’s SO hard to justify dropping him if I shield my eyes from his recent starts.

    Would you drop him for Stroman?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would, yes, but I’m not a Porcello fan

    • Cram It says:
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      @Unkempt dark man: Screw Porcello. I’d stream that spot then.

  98. ERad says:
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    I know we talk box scores here – but Cespedes’ 300 foot throw from Left Field to gun down Kendrick at home was insane.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, that was killer

    • Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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      @ERad: thanks just watched the replay of it, great throw . Definitely worth suffering through a Carlos Beltran ad to watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Agreed…Fargo was better

  99. Reid says:
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    What to do with Desmond Jennings? I currently have Trout/Springer/Holliday-Inn/Dickerson/Taveras/Ozuna/Jennings in my 12 tm H2H. Hosmer/Belt at 1B, Murphy at 2B, Longoria at 3B, Escobar at SS. Pitching is Kluber/Cole/King Felix/Eovaldi/McHugh/T Ross/Quintana/Haren. I feel like I need to make a move but don’t like the waiver wire. Torri Hunter/D Santana/ECab/Jamie Garcia/Tomlin/Duffy are all out there. Should I just hold and be thankful or make a move?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold Jennings

  100. Toe Nee Arm Ass says:
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    Would you start Bauer today against the Royals the SON absolutely hates it today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Go with SON

  101. Tio says:
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    Is there any reason to hold Liriano? I can wait to DL him but would like to pickup Danny Santana so I can stop running Segura and his .286 obp out everyday.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Go for it

  102. The Big Dickerson says:
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    I’m going to print out shirts that say “I survived Eric Hosmer’s first 2 months of the season ’13 & ’14″

    Hopefully he does what he did last year from June 1st on. Go Hos!!

  103. trade'em uf u got'em says:
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    Got an offer in a dynasty for next 3 years Felix at a 2nd rd cost or springer in any round?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer

  104. gareth says:
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    Any updates on the ramos injury? Is it serious enough to be a dl thing or do you think he sits for a few days then is back in the lineup?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Probably sits a few

      • gareth says:
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        @Mike: I’m considering dropping him. I have Carlos Santana in the ut spot right now. Other catchers in FA are pierzynski, norris, Russell Martin among others. So ramos would easily be the most aappealing catcher if made available.

        My Indians homerism actually went in the opposite direction after bad experiences with drafting, swisher, Santana and acquiring john axford.

        I decided against adding yan gomes and Lonnie chisenhall – picking up Wilson Ramos and Matt dominguez instead.

        Ah well…….

  105. Ryan says:
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    Polanco or Taveras…this year and longterm?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Polanco more this year but Taveras long term

  106. crumbelievable says:
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    In my 12-team mixed points league, I am in first place despite a middle infield of La Stella (picked up for Gyorko), Segura, and Escobar. My outfield has been pretty strong (Bautista, Rios, Cain, Willingham, B. Hamilton, Polanco, and just plucked Kemp off waivers), and I’ll be facing a logjam when Harper returns from the DL. I’ve been considering shipping Polanco off for middle infield help while the hype is high. I’d hate to see him blow up after I trade him, but wouldn’t a swap of, say, Polanco for Kipnis make sense for me?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup great trade

  107. Wilsonian says:
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    Vmart/Ozuna for Rizzo/Marte, which side?

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

    5 player keeper – keep 1 forever, keep 4 for two years

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: The other option is:

      Kinsler/Ozuna/Minor for Rizzo/Marte/A.Wood/Zobrist

      Wood can be put into my N/A slot until he comes back up.

      Pitching stats: W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Rizzo side for both

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Mike: either one you would recommend doing first?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Wilsonian: Rizzo both, V-Mart one first

  108. osnam says:
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    Should I drop Jaba Chamberlain and Jesse Chavez for Alex Wood and T. Walker? Im currently in 1st place and can afford to wait.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yes

      • osnam says:
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        @Mike: thanks.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          No problem

  109. Larry says:
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    Welcome to massachusetts, grey! If you like chinese food try out the Kowloon on route 1 or there’s a hooters on route 1 too!

    If oscar taveras does in fact get sent to the minors would you still hang onto him?
    Speaking of minors, Alex wood has been sent down to get stretched out. I originally owned him but dropped him once he went to the pen, what I like about wood is I can use him at RP, would you add him as soon as he has a set in stone date for pitching as a starter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Larry: I’m not in Mass…Went to college there though… I’d hold Taveras for a week…I’d add Wood

      • Larry says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response as always grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. DomMattingly says:
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    Too much OF not enough SS. Do I drop Desmond Jennings or Leonys Martin for Andrelton, Jhonny Peralta, or Brandon Crawford? Or do I drop Porcello for one of them? Hold?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Who do you have there now?

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Mike: A Ramirez, Wong, and Boneface in the MI

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d hold with what you have.

          • DomMattingly says:
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            @Mike: thanks, man!

  111. doghat666 says:
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    Why is SON so down on Bauer (-9.4) for his start today against Ventura?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @doghat666: Maybe it has to do with his away era 6.75?

    • Busher says:
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      He’s unpredictable

  112. Puig's Poutines says:
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    is there a reason andrew cashner should be dropped? 10 team league hes worth a claim right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup grab him

  113. Crock says:
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    Chizenhall/Hosmer or Chris Davis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis

  114. IUPAC says:
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    16 team H2H, OBP/QS. Is giving up Ramos for Heaney a good move? Mesoraco is starting but Heaney could get a pretty strict inning cap.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure if you already have Mes

  115. Brian says:
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    12 team H2H 6×5 with OPS.

    Trade Harper for Yu and Roark.

    I have trumbo DL, Jup, Morse, Polonco, Gattis, Gordon, Markakis. Altuve, Alvarez, Chisienhall, Sequra, LaRoache.

    I am struggling with pitching!! Am I asking to much for harper? What can I expect to get for Harper??

    Thanks

    BB

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d try to find another way to improve pitching than trading Harper

  116. kyle kendrick says:
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    Chase Anderson or Roark?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Prefer Roark

      • kyle kendrick says:
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        @Mike: Also, Anderson or Mchugh?

    • kyle kendrick says:
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      @kyle kendrick: Also, Anderson or Mchugh?

  117. mcBlunty says:
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    ROS Wilson Ramos or Brian McCann

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McCann

  118. frankgrimes says:
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    on the podcast radio tv thing I’d like to hear
    how do you decide on which players to comment?
    what comes first the joke or the player?
    what makes our hero grey tick?
    a behind the scenes type of thing yo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frankgrimes: I’ll tell Nick… Grimey! I got your package…Kinda…It’s in LA and I’m in Palm Springs, but it’s waiting for me… Thanks so much!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: haha cool
        hope you dig the flavors
        let me know what you think

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cougs is supposed to bring me the package on Friday, so I will…

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: great! I was glad to repay you in some small way over the internet friend. You played a part in me stopping the cigs. Crazy.
            would you drop Chavez or Tillman to stash wood?
            You think he will shine like he did early on?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re officially off cigarettes completely? That’s awesome! Going on 2 years for me… I’d lose Tillman… Yeah, like Wood a lot (hehe)…

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey: officially done for good! now I’m going to go grab some wood haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @frankgrimes: I’m on it Mr. Grimes.

  119. Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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    Like so many, I gotta make room for Taijuan.

    Who’s the drop out of McCarthy, Hughes, Pomeranz, Gausman, or Bauer?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto:
      uneducated lame stupid prediction:
      Bauer throws a no hitter today.
      thanks to early Monday game I have cole in my line up and not Bauer.

  120. Plumbing4 says:
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    I am definitely glad I was able to flip Machado for Hosmer a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out with Hosmer’s continued struggles, but after the past few days I definitely know I got the better end of that deal! Thanks Grey!!

  121. El Queso Grande says:
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    Trade thoughts. Trade my Zack Greinke, Mat Latos and Asdrubal for his Tulo and Cespedes? Leaves me with Homer Bailey, Porcello, Ervin Santana, 3 closers and fill in with two starters. Is my pitching decimated then? Have an offer to get Bumgarner.

  122. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    I’ve been rosterbating my catcher position all year. I still think Carlos Santana is a good buy low before he normalizes his numbers with a strong 2nd half. I have an offer to acquire Santana for Brett Lawrie who I am currently starting (most nights) at 2B. Which lineup of C & 2B do you prefer in a 5×5 H2H Roto league with OBP in place of AVG. (big boost to Santana).

    Option 1: (current) C- Yan Gomes, 2B- Brett Lawrie, Bench- Brandon Phillips
    Option 2: (after trade) C- Carlos Santana, 2B- Brandon Phillips, Bench- cut Gomes/add Yelich

    Thanks!

  123. Danny says:
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    Trade Choo for Greinke?

  124. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    I was offered rizzo for my Polanco and Robertson. I’d be left with Perkins and Belisario at closer, but this is pretty good deal to accept to land rizzo, right??

  125. joe says:
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    what do you think about these 3 trades? standard roto, need pitching
    robbie cano for scherzer (have prado)
    votto and segura for teixeria (dropping) and price or
    votto and holiday for mccutch and eovaldi

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: I’d take Scherzer or McCutchen trade but 2nd doesn’t help pitching….

  126. Jason says:
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    What sized nuts we workin wit here? You starting Teheran tonight?

    Coors destroyed Minor yesterday, but was gentile with Floyd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: I wrote in the post you’re commenting on what I’m doing

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:

        ah yes, I should have seen that but it was just a “minor” write up…crickets

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  127. gareth says:
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    Would you trade either tim Hudson or matt Cain for Rafael soriano or David Robertson?

    I have alot of good starters and am on the lookout for a decent closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, either…Hudson first

  128. nick the dick says:
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    Would you start gausman vs tor or rather miley vs hou?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like either…Miley

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ya neither do i but streamoholics throw caution to the wind!

  129. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Bauer in 12 teamer at Royals today?

    Is Ventura a start or sit at home vs Indians? He has been brutal lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope on Bauer….I’m starting Ventura

  130. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5, Keep 5

    I give: Gordon & Cingrani

    I get: Ian Kennedy

    Angel Pagan is available to pick up until CarGo returns. Would drop him or Betances when Heaney gets called up.

    Do it? Or nicht nicht?

    c-Lucroy
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Utley
    3b-Longoria
    of-Braun, Choo, Gordon
    util-Moss, Springer
    dl-CarGo

    sp-Kershaw, Teheran, Wacha, Hammel, Cingrani, Becket, Kazmir, Eovaldi
    rp-Perkins, Hawkins, Rondon, Betances
    N/A-Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it… CarGo may not be back for 3 weeks, I’d worry about that then

  131. Wadeboggs says:
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    Thoughts on giving up Zobrist for wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist side

  132. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    How would you rank the following guys in 7X7 H2H with extra pitching categories of K/9 and HRs allowed?

    Tomlin, Duffy, Gausman, Cingrani, Estrada

    Really appreciate all your time and effort!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Tomlin…Toss up on matchups and need for upside

  133. YoMammaSoUggla says:
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    I’m being offered Longo and Matt Cain for Donaldson.

    I’m leading the homer and RBI categories (barely) and not really in desperate need of SP, but seems like a decent offer if Longo bounces back . Do you think he bounces back and what do you think about the deal? From what I see of Longo’s peripheral numbers, doesn’t seem like he’s declining, but I’m concerend with his lack of RBI ops.

    12 Team league – Roster below.

    _ I HATE MY TEAM_ (60-54-6)

    C-Wilson Ramos

    1B-Justin Morneau (Trumbo on DL)

    2B-Dee Gordon

    3B-Josh Donaldson

    SS-Asdrubal Cabrera

    OF-Mike Trout

    OF-Giancarlo Stanton

    OF-Matt Kemp

    OF-George Springer

    OF-Khris Davis

    UTIL-Jason Heyward

    SP-Yu Darvish

    SP-Julio Teheran

    SP-Scott Kazmir

    SP-Mike Minor

    SP-Jason Hammel

    RP-David Robertson

    RP-Josh Tomlin

    Bench

    SP-Ervin Santana

    SP-Josh Beckett

    SP-Justin Masterson

    OF-Oswaldo Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • YoMammaSoUggla says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. Jason says:
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    in a keeper

    trade matt harvey and Keuchel for Freeman?

    current hitters: Rosario, Votto, Kipnis, beltre, Andrus, Hosmer, Stanton, Alex Gordon, Arcia, Polanco, K Davis, aaron hill

    pitchers:
    Stras, Teheran, lester, Cain, Eovaldi, Keuchel, McHugh, Harvey DL, perkins, Soria, Reed.
    Keepers (tentative): Votto, Kipnis, Beltre, Stanton, Stras

    my thought is to eventually replace Votto with Freeman and move Votto later for either a set of draft picks or some pieces that will help me win it all this year.

    would you make the move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Freeman

  135. Alex says:
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    Queso. I’m in a 10 team mixed, 5×5 roto (obp instead of avg) league.
    Currently in 2nd place because I am almost perfect in offensive cats, but 11 points behind 1st place overall because my pitching is a dumpster fire. Team is as follows:
    C-Gattis; 1B-Goldschmidt; 2B-D.Gordon; 3B-Francisco; SS-Segura; OF-Puig, J.Upton, Bautista, M. Cabrera; UT-Votto, J.Abreu, Eaton
    SP-Zimmerman, Minor, Cobb, Chavez, Kluber, A.Sanchez, T.Walker, Leake
    RP-Balfour, Rodney, Broxton, J.Smith
    DL-Gyorko, Cole

    Should I just hope my pitching turns it around, drop some losers, or trade? I don’t know how big a cushion I need in offensive counting stats to make it safe to trade a big piece for ace pitching, but obviously every day this continues I get in a deeper hole in ERA and WHIP.
    If you think trading is best, any idea who I might look for based on who you think I should move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a ten team league I have to think there’s better than Leake on waivers… Prolly Chavez and Walker too….

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Hammel, Kennedy, Richards, Archer, Ventura, Eovaldi, Roark all available in SP land.

        Going to grab Hammel and drop Leake, any others worthwhile there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eovaldi

  136. McGaffer12 says:
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    Keeper league question.

    Team is middle of the pack, still in.

    been offered

    4th rd harper

    for
    4th rnd votto/12th rnd teheran or 12th rnd Trumbo

    My staff feels shaky without Teheran

    Felix/Iwakuma/Teheran/Cain/Lackey/Kuroda/Estrada/Elias/Loshe

    I dunno, is the kid worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  137. timmyk93 says:
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    Redraft league, 12 team H2H….

    I am worried that Ventura may be shut down for the fantasy playoffs…. was concidering dropping Ventura & scooping Alex Wood in the next week or so. Good move, bad move?

    My pitchers are: Cobb, Teheran, Ventura, Keuchel, Hughes, Kluber, Eovaldi & Bailey. We can only carry 8 starting pitchers. Thanx!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to see how he does tonight

  138. Rags says:
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    I’d like everyone’s opinion on a “league justice” question.

    First year of a keeper league. We’ve had a bum owner all year, not making waiver moves, not responding to trade offers, not adjusting his lineup.

    Commish tells Bum to pay more attention, because the rest of the league is getting annoyed. Bum responds by shifting his lineup a bit, making some waiver claims and then dropping Prince Fielder (this was not part of a waiver move, he dropped him outright). We have two DL spots and Bum only has one guy on the DL, so it wouldn’t even have cost him a roster spot to hold Fielder.

    Fielder got dropped at 3pm yesterday. The commissioner and one other team noticed (I certainly didn’t) and put in waiver claims for him. The Commissioner won him for $7 which means that he gets to keep Fielder for $7 next year, and then $12 the year after.

    I asked the Commish if Bum knew the rules, and if he didn’t, perhaps offer a mulligan, returning Fielder to his team at the original price so he could sit on the DL. Commish said that mulligans set a bad precedent.

    Am I being too pissy here? Should I shut up and shrug it off or press my case?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is there, a five minute waiver claim period? How did he get dropped yesterday at 3 and now be on someone’s team? Shrug it off and play on, agree mulligans set bad precedent…

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey: Waivers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Getting dropped Tuesday afternoon still lets you be eligible for Wedsnesday morning waivers.

        I agree that mulligans aren’t preferable, but it is the first year of the league and we’re still ironing out the rules.

        But ok, ok, I’ll shut up about it. Thank you for helping me restrain myself from being a whiny bitch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why didn’t you put in a claim if you wanted him cheap?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: likely DL’ed slots full in commenter’s case (i’m guessing)

  139. happyharry1958 says:
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    Grey,

    Give me some targets to trade my Beltran and Pagan for – I could use BA and SB’s.

    Beltran coming off DL and it’s either him or Pagan..so why not try to package them, but for who?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve? Revere? Span?

  140. smegma says:
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    Cano/Marte/Bum for Puig/Scherzer? non keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  141. Dave says:
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    Stroman is a streamer in 11 teamer right? And keep wheeler rostered over him for now?

    Thank you for everything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, more or less streamer… Wheeler is too though

  142. Andrew says:
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    You streaming McCarthy at Houston tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not, but I would in some leagues

  143. JustanUncle says:
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    gio gonzalez for zimmerman in a 12 man league…is this fair? i have been trying to get rid of zimmerman but no one is biting…getting kinda desperate to get him off my team, might just have to sell him at 30cents on the dollar…or should i just hold?

    Great write up as usual. any chance ya’ll are looking for interns? haha but seriously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! We can always you extra people…. email Jay at jay at razzball.com — I wouldn’t take Gio there…

  144. Lando87 says:
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    I send Reyes receive Castro/Kazmir?

    Just had Liriano go down so I’ll have room if he hits DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fair

  145. booya says:
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    Votto or Chris Davis ROS? How bout for keeper purposes? Is it close?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, it’s close

  146. Eddy says:
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    Oh no, there’s another “Eddy” on the board. It took 4 years. May have to start using the moniker O.G. Eddy now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  147. Designated Shitter says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I am in a 10 teamer, 6×6 obp lg… this dude wants beltre.. i have chisenhall to replace him… i need RP bad I am dead last in saves but am still in third place… and i need saves… i need the boost to move up… so heres what he offered…. alexi ramirez (SB’s, cooled down a bit tho) or longoria with huston street and papelbon for beltre and todd frazier…. i mean i got brandon crawford at SS so alexei would be an upgrade… what do you think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo and closers

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @Grey: i got dee gordon and two closers… even better???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, impressive

          • Designated Shitter says:
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            @Grey: Thank you sir!!! I guess I don’t have to worry to much about sagnof… lol I so hope gordon doesnt mess that hip up anymore

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  148. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who do I start today…

    Marte v Hammel ($8.5)
    K. Davis @ DeGrom ($7.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  149. Oppo Taco says:
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    Better add Hughes, Gausman or wily p? Limited # of moves so holding is an option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  150. Andrew says:
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    Bedart home vs Cards ($4)
    Roark at SF ($8.5)

    Either streamable tonight in your opinion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  151. Jacks says:
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    You were in top form today Grey! The Kennedy blurb is brilliant. Thinking there might be a good razzism for a guy like Kennedy, a pitcher who might go on a roll for 2, 3 or 4 games but you know a big crooked number inning is always just around the corner. Big Erv is one of those guys too. As is Estrada. Middle 3 ERA guys whose gopheritis is always latent and ready to break out. You hold your breath with these guys even when they are pitching well. Like Kennedy was perfect for the first 3 frames, but no way could I relax. “Just around the corner boys” … maybe something like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, agreed on those guys…

  152. Wilsonian says:
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    Dammit, Dozier tweaked his back. I can’t have anything nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that… Doesn’t sound bad

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: true, but I’m carrying so many dead bodies as it is, I’d prefer to not lose one of my top 4 players.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  153. John says:
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    Bauer control is on and mixing up some nasty shish. Playing royals altho heating up doesn’t hurt. Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  154. henncoop says:
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    Sit or Start SP question
    Bauer is in & my fingers are crossed …so far ..so good
    Sitting Rubbie unless Razzball nation makes a compelling argument

    My other potential SPs are:
    Milone @ LAA ( I lean towards sitting on the road)
    Tehran @Col (a scary proposition despite him being an ace all year)
    Keuchel vs Arz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Milone and Teheran

  155. John says:
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    Ventura mixing up some nasty shizz. More curveballs then Ive seen in any start have to confirm that later. Chisenhall just hit a changeup-his worst pitch for a double, it was way outside and hes hot crunk so let it slide. Gets Brantley so far so goood!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, like to see more Ks, but he looks totally fine

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Yeah Ks def off. Wonder why, he just touch more hittable or pitching to contact to get through some innings?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think it’s just fluky, he looks fine

  156. John says:
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    Ive got a trade out there and it can be accepted at any moment…trade away my meso and ventura for Homer? Ive got few too many upside youngsters be nice to add homer who is looking much better? I would be picking up sal perez for C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bailey

  157. JustanUncle says:
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    Team is as follows:
    C Devin Mesoraco
    1B Jose Abreu, CWS
    2B Jose Altuve
    3B Kyle Seager
    SS Jean Segura
    OF Carlos Gomez
    OF Yoenis Cespedes
    OF Gregory Polanco
    UTIL Anthony Rizzo

    Bench Ryan Zimmerman
    Bench: Arcia

    P: Price
    P: Archer
    P:Gausman
    SP: Wacha
    SP: Lynn
    RP: Rosenthal
    RP: Allen
    Bench: Gray
    Bench: Lackey
    Bench: E. Santana

    Currently sitting at 1st place but there is always room for improvement. Is this team over performing? I have been streaming pitchers but I want someone who is going to help me till the end of the year. Is pomeranz for zimmerman too low? Are there any glaring needs? Is Arcia’s time over; ie, time to use his roster spot for a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Zimmerman there…. No idea how many teams though, so hard to say if a first place team… Offense does look solid, assuming 12 teams… Pitching looks a bit wonky…

      • JustanUncle says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, its a twelve man keeper league. My pitching has me worried: ie the reason I’ve been trying to unload Zimmerman for the past couple weeks but everyone in my league shares your opinions on him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  158. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think the only logical explanation is that every Toronto Blue Jay has an identical twin who is just not quite as good at baseball and they have it worked out where sometimes twin #1 team shows up and rakes and sometimes twin #2 team shows up and can’t hit the barnside of a broad. It also explains why they are having particular trouble with the Minnesota Twins. It reminds them of the moral and ethical questions about their plan that leaves them in a vulnerable, conflicted state.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha…Awesome…It’s figured out!

  159. malamoney says:
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    Do you think we see Kris Bryant in the majors this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      September

  160. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Indians awful defense has really been on full display in the past 24 hours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pitiful

  161. John says:
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    Would you do same trade meso and ventura or try walker first for Rosario or Lucroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker for Rosario

  162. Jason says:
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    Going forward to primarily fill an IF slot:

    Hosmer, HIll or Matt Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  163. John says:
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    Liking the meso ventura for Homer trade how about meso and eovaldi, rather eovaldi or rather ventura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Eovaldi

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Prefer to keep eovaldi correct? thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  164. XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Yo Grey! It’s even later than yesterday! Things gettin out of hand! I’m so far behind in saves it’s silly. I own Doolittle, and received an offer of Lackey for Dr. Doolitte. I have the DVD. Weird? Weirder that the owner isn’t watching it on Netflix! But seriously, McCarthy is the guy he would replace bc I just traded away Porcello, and Liriano is dewdy. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is weird

      • XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Grey: I forgot my question inside that mess… Would you pull the trigger on that trade with the small tidbits of information I’m providing you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Lackey, but I don’t like punting

          • XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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            @Grey: Yeah I can’t argue that. Thanks.

  165. Wilsonian says:
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    What is it with Ventura pitching in strikeout blackholes these past two games. So far he and Bauer have combined for a whopping two Ks!! Isn’t this what happened last game, too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  166. Ben says:
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    Would you go with henderson alvarez vs chc, nym

    OR

    Stroman at NYY, at CIN

    ?

    7×7 with QS, holds

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  167. henncoop says:
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    I just noticed one troublesome spot on my only team that is & has been producing & in the thick of of it the entire year …so far.
    That spot is Kendrick at 2B (hitting .200 with 1HR & 3 RBIs in the last 3 weeks) Now the guy is obviously a veteran player & on a decent team ….is this just a slump? or do I drop him for the likes of Ackley, Scooter, Turner, Odor, LaStella, or even Rutledge?
    Hitting is solid:1st in Runs; 2nd in Steals; 3rd in Avg,; 5th in RBIs & 7th in HRs

    Great read per usual Grey …I totally agree with you on the All State Insurance commercial …all I could see for months when it came on the the Nazi from Oz burning the swastika in the guy’s ass. Not sure what All State was thinking there.
    Appreciate the help …keep Kendrick or make the bold move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d go La Stella

  168. Busher says:
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    06/11/2014 – The Day Grey will lede with 4 Royals players. Fuckin’ Mayans, where were you guys on that one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  169. John says:
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    There some Ks for Ventura!

  170. Joeg414 says:
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    Can McGee get …15 +Saves the rest of the year? Thinking of trading Jesse Chavez for him, I need Saves and my onther Starters are good. Whata Think? daily mixed 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not likely

  171. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    My pitching staff is so beat. Lost Jose Fernandez earlier and been suffering with Cingrani and Salazar falling through. I traded for grienke earlier but after him it’s Chavez, Hammel, Gavin Floyd, Porcello, Pomeranz, Skaggs. Got Syndergaard being stashed and betances and wade Davis for ratios. Any of these guys worth picking up or should I stash Heaney? Tomlin, collmenter, chase Anderson, Chris young, Morton, arroyo god this is bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Heaney

  172. Wadeboggs says:
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    Would you give up segura for keuchel? I have alcides and Zobrist.

    Thinking to counter with sending my segura and Chavez for his price or wacha. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Price or Wacha

  173. happyharry1958 says:
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    Drop Beckham to p/u either:
    D.Santana, Aybar or Suarez??

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  174. Jason says:
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    looks like Hosmer is back!!!! back to 0-fers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  175. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    hahaha that Holliday blurb is delightfully funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  176. Alan says:
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    Hughes or Wheeler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  177. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    D Jennings just got dropped… Do i pick up him up and drop Arcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. Wilsonian says:
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    2 Questions:

    1) Trade just offered to me (which was a counter for what I talked about above):

    I get: Rizzo/Marte
    I give: VMart/Kinsler

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

    Again, 5 player keeper – keep 1 forever and 4 for two years. I have Dozier at 2nd and could pickup Zobrist for a super utility player.

    2) Would you drop any of the following to pickup A. Wood to put on your N/A (then would either stream that spot or attempt to pick that guy back up): Kennedy, Pomeranz, Minor, Archer, Ventura, Cole?

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sounds fine 2) Kennedy

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: do you think I should get Zobrist as a backup if I deal Kinsler? I would have to drop either Ozuna or one of those SPs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, lose Ozuna if you’re not playing him

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks man, I can actually lose Ozuna and grab some Wood for my N/A slot and not have to dump an SP. Works for me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  179. Paz says:
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    trade votto and Teheran for e5 and either Prado or Craig?

    12 team h2h that favors hitting and relievers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E5 and Craig

      • Paz says:
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        @Grey: would you still take e5 if the trade looked like this:

        e5 Craig minor /// votto Teheran joakim soria?

        thanks grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  180. dk says:
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    Longo/Butler or MadBum/Scooter/Lonnie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo side, it’s fair, depends on needs

  181. kronuts says:
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    who sits?

    (25) Heyward @Col (Matsek)
    (111)Polanco vs. CHC (Hammel)
    (157) Singleton vs. ARI (McCarthy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  182. Endershadow says:
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    Send Mchugh for Beltran…assuming Carlos’s arm doesn’t fall off when he tries to throw today?

    14 teams, deepish bench.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beltran

  183. Alan says:
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    Braun or J Up in 7×7 obp slg five keeper league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  184. Long Bawls says:
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    And Hosmer with a steal after the bomb yesterday! Or, as it’s known in these parts, a slow-food slam & legs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a slow cooker…

  185. Dan-O-Mite says:
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    Hey Grey, love the site! 10 team NL only keeper w/salaries. Currently in first, top 5 is very tight. My Pederson (would be a keeper for probably 5-6 years) for his Posey (would be cut after this year). Yay or nay?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Dan-O-Mite: I vote nay, even though there’s the chance Pederson stays in the minors until 2017… Posey prolly wouldn’t push anyone over the top.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Posey

  186. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey I have one DL spot available on my roster for Liriano, Paxson, or Skaggs. I’m thinking of dropping 1 or 2 of the others that I do not DL for Chad Morton and/or Chase Whitley.

    Who would u put on DL? Then would u pick up Morton and/or Whitley and drop one of the other pitchers above?

    Thanks for the help and have a great night!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d DL Skaggs, Whitley…None are good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  187. Brad says:
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    Bautista or Gomez in keeper ops + avg lg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  188. goodfold2 says:
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    yey, brad snyder is finally in Yahoo, but now i gotta wait for him to come off waivers on the 13th, jesus. different league bench one of
    pujols/polanco today? could use homers less than any other hitting stat.
    and how the F do rosario and mesoraco have the exact same off days, for the last 3 of mesoraco’s this has been the case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco…

  189. Mike T says:
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    In a keeper league, is Gattis a top 5 catcher going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around that

  190. chaboi says:
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    hunter pence and alex gordon FOR rios and polanco… which side?

    • chaboi says:
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      @chaboi: i should add that i’m hurting for steals

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Get cheaper steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  191. Jim says:
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    Would you stream Roark in a 10 team mixed league tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  192. Alex says:
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    J Up or donaldson in ops and avg league? keepers matter Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  193. Bry says:
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    Been riding the strong starts of the season by the likes of J. Chavez, Haren, and Estrada. But with the regression fairies showing their faces, I was looking to bolster my staff via trade. Tried to offer David Wright for David Price and was countered with J. Upton for Price. Is that fair or would you rather keep the bat?

    Love the site. Keep up the great work! And thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d keep the bat there

  194. Mb says:
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    Choo is terrible so in OBP/QS 5×5, would you trade Choo/Quintana for Price/Hosmer? Thanks

  195. Austin Jackson or Khris Davis ROS H2H weekly points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  196. Swfcdan says:
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    Hughhhes or Pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  197. Alan says:
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    Hello Grey, thank you in advance. Melky or Hosmer in obp lg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  198. Oliver says:
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    Greetings from Brazil where I will be enjoying the best of the World Cup live!
    Someone in my league dropped Alcides Escobar, but I already have Segura. Should I pick him up and try to deal him?
    Obrigado, amigo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Obrigado to you too! Sure, grab him, but you might have more luck dealing Segura…

  199. JP says:
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    Grey, appreciate the articles, trying to condense players and have a couple trade options, if I could get your advice:

    Votto/Kemp for Encarnacion

    Votto/Kemp for Carlos Gomez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edwin

  200. henncoop says:
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    Any Merit to consider picking up Masterson? In the past 3 starts he has done well except for walks. Last 3 games: @ Tex -the W & 2 ERs; vs Bos-the W, 10Ks & no runs; & @ CWS -1ER. Seems he is pitching much better except for the walks …still 8 BB in those 3 games over 15.2 IP.

    I’d have to drop Roenis Bauer or Leake in the one league or a MR like Shaw, Watson or Neschek & I already have 9 SPs there

    In the other league the drop would be Hutchinson, Shaw or Torres with 8 SPs there

    Thanks so much for your time with these questions & your humor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Roenis, Neschek and Torres for him… No problem…

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the validation ….need a break from the computer & FBB …thought I was getting delirious, Not sure how you do it day after day all day long …amazing. I think the Guinness Book of records needs to consider you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

  201. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    16 teamer with OPS and total bases as cats. 3 utils and 3 OF per day. roster is this
    pierzyn
    pujols
    hill/rutledge
    wright/frazier
    segura
    trout/gordon/ozuna/dickerson/aoki/rajai
    arenado/hart (DLs)
    so 2 guys get benched everyday. aoki has been str up horrible. all these are available stubbs/cowgill/valbuena/grossman/didi. looks like stubbs to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs is fine to platoon in when in Coors, sure

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: could go blanks/medica or dom brown too. dom’s been nearly as bad as aoki, and blanks/medica do ok but seem to be on bad side of platoon according to recent at bats and depth charts.

  202. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Hosmer was dropped and is avail in my 12 team H2H pts league.
    Drop K Davis or C Santana for him right now?
    UTIL spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  203. gareth says:
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    I have wade Davis on my rcl team. Down 4-1, the Indians loaded the bases loaded with nobody out against him in the eighth. The heart of the order – Kipnis, Santana and Murphy were the next hitters up.

    He struck out kipnis and Santana, then got Murphy to ground out to end the inning.

    Sucks for the Indians, but Davis really should receive all star consideration for the season hes having this year.

    • the pillar & the stones says:
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      @gareth: I have him in both roto and pts leagues he’s effin money and should be owned pretty much everywhere

      • gareth says:
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        @the pillar & the stones: I know he doesn’t get saves but I agree 100%. When I picked him up he was at like 0.3% owned. Hes creeped up to 8%, but thats still incredibly low ownership for a guy whos shown real value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure he will

  204. john says:
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    Dickerson over Ozuna based on all around production, Coors and news of assured playing time at least for 6 weeks or so? Pretty much waiting out Harper. Have limited transactions so its not a must but thinking dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  205. chaboi says:
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    blockbuster…

    in a keeper league, i’ve been offered:

    Carlos Gonzalez/ joey votto/ altuve/ kershaw/ jacoby ellsbury

    for

    rizzo/trout/harvey

    it’d leave my outfield with pence/choo/alex gordon until july, when i get cargo and bryce harper back. also still would have goldy at 1st.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  206. gareth says:
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    Another bomb from Thor Willinghammer today.

    J-foh hit the jackpot with that Creeper. Its been fun to watch his rise in ownership. Hes gone from 2% to 90% in a week and a half. The addition of Morales can’t be a bad thing either.

    All hail the ZOMBTATO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  207. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Here’s to the prospects..

    Jon gray or t. Walker ?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  208. Al koholic says:
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    van slyke replaces kemp in left,not sure whats up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh boy

  209. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Arcia or K. Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  210. Jay says:
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    It would be awesome if the Yankees acquired Rutledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no, let them aquire cuddyer/culberson, leave rutledge where he is.

  211. Brett says:
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    Arcia or Cain?

    Do you think McGee closes in Tampa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia… He could…

  212. Jay says:
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    Is morales an add over any of hosmer Aaron hill arcia k Davis ?

    Arcia and Davis one is at util and one is benched. Hosmer and hill rotate in my IF spot and the bench while both are my only backups at their respective position.

    Thanks for all your time you give us fantasy baseballers <—- ur moms term!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Hill… No problem

  213. osnam says:
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    Got a late question. T. Ross or T. Walker the rest of the season? Thanks u guys are awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ross? Then why the hell am i holding walker?! Ahhh

  214. Henry says:
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    I need to move an OF for a SP

    my OF: Braun, J. Upton, Bautista, Werth, Rajai Davis, Taveras, Holliday

    his SP: J. Zimmerman, Lincecum, Kazmir, Iwakuma, Cain, Hughes, Latos

    Any suggestions on offers I should make? Or any other pitchers I should target not on this list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth for Iwakuma? Holliday for Iwakuma?

      • Henry says:
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        @Grey:

        He offered zimmerman for my holliday. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  215. Chisenhall hey Grey do you trust him going forward or is this all a dream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a dream

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: a friend of mine in 10 teamer just traded lonnie gonnie for dee g. just today, even though it’s H2H and he doesn’t need steals, but is now by far the best steals team (already had altuve) and needed runs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Impressive he got something for Lonnie

  216. CatalinaWineMixer says:
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    I need to drop someone to activate Votto. 10 team h2h 6×6 OBP and QS

    c mesaraco
    1b j. abreu
    2b dozier
    3b longoria
    ss. a. ramirez
    OF bautista
    OF McCutchen
    OF Stanton
    Util Chisenhall
    Util D. Murphy (NYM)
    BN Blackmon
    BN Kinsler
    DL arenado
    DL votto

    SP Hammel
    SP Keuchel
    RP Rosenthal
    RP Rodney
    P Kazmir
    P Perkins
    P Frieri
    P Betances
    BN bumgardner
    BN cobb
    BN s. gray

    I was thinking Cobb is my only choice or should I give up on Blackmon, the best option would be to trade a closer in a 2 for 1 or something. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to trade a 2 for one… Or trade Votto…

      • catalinawinemixers says:
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        @Grey: abreu and gray for f.her? I think it’s a great deal for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Abreu side

  217. The tone ranger says:
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    Grey, how do you rank polanco, machado, rizzo, and Myers in a dynasty format

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Myers, Polanco

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    i figured willy P might suck and prove cuttable today. that didn’t happen (i know it’s the mess, that’s why he would’ve been cuttable). any the hoo with 3 pickups and heaney stashed away (also t.walker) and this pitching staff kuechel/wily p/cobb/gray/annabelle/beckett/walker/gee/heaney/bauer/stroman/mchugh
    who is the drop to stream last 3 pickups of week (likely tomlin/quintana/floyd)
    stroman @NYY, @ CIN,vs WSOX,
    bauer vs LAA (at this point it appears he loses his job when McAllister gets back)
    so i’m guessing it’s bauer then.
    2. also in 16 teamer if bauer does lose his job i’m guessing we should still hold him since collmenter was the best waiver pitcher when i replaced liriano today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bauer 2. Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ok dropping bauer for tomlin tonight, but is stroman keepable over tomlin/floyd/quintana/elias/collmenter/hutchison (Road only)/masterson/gausman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hold

  219. goodfold2 says:
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    ANDRUS STEAL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Bit conflicted though, I traded him away in one league, though I still have him in another

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: command didn’t work, but he did score. so that’s nice.

  220. John E Depth says:
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    Dynasty league

    Segura or Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  221. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn, first day since i’ve been benching choo for leonys and ozuna that i paid for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re still on the positive side for the season, I’m sure

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: hell yeah, for a long time i followed Hitter T and benched Ozuna, missed a few of his good days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  222. goodfold2 says:
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    also, after thinking about it, having both carter and juan f (damn played juan over carter today too), and was thinking about grabbing brad snyder over carter. now i’m thinking either wait and see on brad, or drop juan f. for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Juan

  223. Porcello Sho Blow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Which would you drop to add Wily Peralta:

    Porcello or Bauer.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  224. goodfold2 says:
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    Springer, loaded up for. just a hit of any type. not greedy me, nope.

  225. SteveNZ says:
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    Heyward really starting to piss me off. Only time hes’ done anything has been on my bench. Doesn’t he know he’s in Coors?

    Clown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, so frustrating to own him (in multiple leagues!)…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Perhaps a shot at redemption coming up…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Jesus Christ.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

  226. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    in a move even i find strange (since i love liriano from last year) somebody dropped harang to grab him after i just dropped him for haren off waivers a couple of days ago. with these i’m guessing i have no drop right?
    a.wood (RP or SP)/beckett/haren/kennedy/wily p/floyd/bailey/gee (DL)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Maybe Wily P? Wood’s in the minors now, but should re-join soon and be a pretty solid option…

      I love that by the way…”Wait, Liriano’s available AND he’s on the DL?…Oh I’m all over that!” Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: probably makes the hold even stronger, but this is NL only.

  227. goodfold2 says:
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    deja vu, andrus leads off inning against slowey with single. STEAL!

  228. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Jay Bruce hit a home run!!!!!! I passed out hyper ventalating

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @J-FOH: If he were any more buy low, he’d be a grocery store! Hey-oh!! (that’s a little southeastern humor for ya)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  229. Night pandas says:
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    Matzek…anything to see here or is it just cause it’s the braves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing to see here in mixed leagues

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: what about 20 team leagues? (mixed)

  230. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Balfour isn’t the closer but he closed out the game….oooooook Joe Maddon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  231. Alan says:
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    Drop Belisario or rondon for balfour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  232. Brett says:
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    How likely is it Taveras goes back to minors with Adams back? Can pick up Arcia incase he’s demoted or do I go with McGee? 12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Arcia

  233. Mello Yello says:
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    Depends on if your less terrified of Balfour than Bellisario…they’re both quite scary. I would toally hold Rondon. Despite the meltdown against the Fish, he’s been really good

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: *you’re

  234. SteveNZ says:
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    Hoping Gardner can get aboard and run wild against Tall Chris Young…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: Surprised we haven’t reached the seven foot plateau yet…a few 6’10s, but we could never get higher

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Stupid Ellsbury. Stop getting a hit before my boy can steal.

  235. Busher says:
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    12team h2h league. 3 OF league. I have Bautista/Cutch/Bruce/Kemp/K Davis and Votto at Util. Drop Davis and stream the spot?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Busher: Try trading before dropping

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  236. Q says:
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    Trade Braun for Darvish? Are we still worried about Braun? Would you accept anything less than an ace for him?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Q: I would. Darvish is basically the unanimous #2 fantasy pitcher, and Braun may not even be a top 10 hitter…I would still settle for nothing less than a Darvish-like arm for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Darvish, not much less

  237. SteveNZ says:
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    I’ll accept one more run from the Pirates, but no more. #melanconandgrilliowneroverhere

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: Handcuffs…kinky!

  238. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league

    1b is Craig, singleton, and Morneau (lost fielder)
    OF is pence, Alex Gordon, Brantley, Polanco.

    Worth it to drop Morneau for Corey Dickerson?

    Thanks!

    • Sange76 says:
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      @Sange76:

      We have 2 utility slots….

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Sange76: I would…I don’t see how Dickerson is not a regular in the COL OF now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  239. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Porcello/Chavez for Cobb?

    Drop Smyly for A.Wood?

  240. john says:
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    would you trade two sp for one wacha

    ive got guys like eovaldi walker and ventura to give maybe the owner is ticked at wacha? worth it

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @john: Eovaldi/Walker…hold onto Yordy

      • john says:
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        @Mello Yello: Ive got a mesoraco and ventura offer out right now for wacha??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • john says:
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        @Grey: try eovaldi or ventura first w walker? for wacha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eovaldi

          • john says:
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            @Grey: gonna go eovaldi and meso for homer then too, switch it up maybe he likes him better. the guy said hes thinkin been 2 days what you thinkin about

  241. Jay says:
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    Thoughts on gausman after last start? Feel ok with him over McHugh? Kyle Gibson anything more than a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Gausman, no on Gibson

  242. nick the dick says:
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    Better to stash wood over walker or heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Walker

  243. Poo says:
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    Drop liriano for wood?

    • Poo says:
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      @Poo: or gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  244. malamoney says:
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    Myers or Dickerson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  245. Jay says:
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    You like Elias over eovaldi?
    Son like Elias a bit more.

    Looking to hold onto one for more than one start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  246. Alan says:
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    Chisenhall or A Jax in Dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisen

  247. john says:
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    Really wood over walker when wood may be gone for next 3 weeks. What is the plan does he have a spot in rotation coming? 6 man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a toss up… Wood has at least looked good and Walker’s been a mess in the minors

  248. Mello Yello says:
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    Love Gausman’s K potential. I would hold McHugh. He’s getting it done across the board. Gibson has been tremendous at home this year, so I would stream him at the Bullseye (Target Field)

  249. nick the dick says:
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    Tanaka straight doin it like LL eating an apple

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  250. MB says:
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    I was offered Roark for Rajai in 15 team dynasty. I am out of it. Do the deal without knowing roster configuration? My SPs suck but so does my offense, ha

  251. gareth says:
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    I was going to whine about having matt cain on my team, however I checked tonight’s box scores before doing so.

    After seeing verlander’s final line, the old adage of “there’s always someone worse off than you” came to mind.

  252. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    tale of pujols attempts at sale (not chris sale).
    1. 10 team h2h league. is hosmer and 1 of darvish/cueto sound good for my pujols + 1 of wily P/mchugh?

  253. nick the dick says:
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    In a 10 team h2h redraft would it be crazy to drop taveras to be able to keep both taijuan and alex wood seeing that i already have one bench bat too many and hes been sitting and not hitting anyways? Or keep taveras and one of the arms? I do already have polanco and singleton so im youngn crazy but these 2 bench bats are forcing me to sit oscar and andrus most nights.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: i mean i guess its not crazy at all seeing as he might and prob will get sent back down. Ahh fuck it ill just do it. Dont mind me just thinking out loud here

  254. Oliver says:
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    @Grey: OK. I just traded Sale for Segura. I’ll see if I can get another quality pitcher for him and go with Escobar.

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