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Ryan Zimmerman should just join a kickball league.  His upper stuff doesn’t work right.  He’s got a bad case of waist-up-is-not-up-to-snuff-is.  He should tent his entire body, because he’s got an infestation of the bad health termites.  They lay dormant, living off of bacteria that is produced naturally by your secretions.  Then one day you wake up and you dive into the 2nd base bag and break your thumb.  The preceding was taken directly from WebMD, I can’t vouch for its accuracy.  It’s a thumbpocalypse!  So, Zimmerman’s gonna be out for six weeks with a broken thumb.  I’d point out that I told you on Friday to sell him, but that’s in poor taste.  As would simply pointing and laughing at you.  Mostly due to the fact, I don’t know where you are, you don’t return my phone calls!  So, put Zimmerman on your DL, and let’s pray his shoulder gets miraculously better in the mean’s while.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Denard Span – Placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion.  It sounds better than the 15-day DL, but guys usually don’t make it back from concussions for weeks, sometimes months.  Think of the 7-day DL like this:  teams aren’t sure if they’re well enough to make it to the 15-day DL.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 6 ER. Looked a whole lot more like his unreliable brother, Yugo Gonzalez.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Was in Friday’s Buy column, but I still don’t know why he’s not just owned everywhere.  I’m perplexed, y’all!

Alex Wood – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Wood, indeed.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 0.96.  This Harangutan has Jane Goodall downright horny!

Justin Upton – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  If you come into the comments and complain that I told you to trade Braun for Upton the day before Braun hits three homers, there should be some sorta buzzer attached to your nipple for when Upton goes deep.  If someone builds this, I will go onto Shark Tank with you to try to raise some seed money.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  After the game, he said the home run ball’s trajectory reminded him of the time he was wrapped in a towel, sitting in Elliot’s basket.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer in two days and 4th on the year.  Freddie hot like Mercury!

Kyle Lohse – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. Charlie Morton (7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks) in a game that was billed as the Does Anyone Care Bowl.  Lohse gets the Buccos again this week, and the Stream-o-Nator likes it about as much as yesterday’s start, which is not at all.  Lohse does have a surprisingly high K-rate (for him), and he hasn’t thrown much different velocity or pitch selection-wise than past years.  Worth eyeing, but there is a huge sample size of him being an under 6 K-rate guy.  As for Morton, well, he’s been about as yawnstipating as usual.

Adrian Beltre – To the DL.  Surprisingly, it’s not for his thumb.  Yet.  For those in AL-Only leagues, I could see picking up his replacement Kevin Kouzmanoff (2-for-3 yesterday).  The only positive I can say on him is at least he’s not Donnie Murphy.  The only positive I can say about Donnie Murphy is he sounds like he should’ve been an All-Star in 1985.

Martin Perez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  So far has done his part, anchoring my starter tier, ‘Come here, Dumpling Face.’  Would obviously love more Ks, but that’s not his bag.  His bag is appropriately enough labeled, “Not A Ton Of Ks.”

Alexi Ogando – Got the save yesterday because Soria had worked two straight days and was probably a little Soria.

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks on Saturday, then immediately went on the DL with a strained oblique.  He’ll miss 4-6 weeks.  Effin’ effer, Effstein, in the effhole!  But he looked so good on Saturday!  Maybe he can pitch well with a strained oblique.  Can he at least try?!  By the by, I heard he hurt his oblique when a hungry, confused Yunel Escobar mistakenly bit him after a liberal, smathering of mayo and sprinkling of chili powder.

Erik Bedard – Will replace Cobb in the rotation.  Anyone want to take bets Bedard is injured prior to Cobb returning?  I’ll give you 1 to 3 odds.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  Zorilla!

Cesar Ramos – 2 IP, 4 ER.  Replaced Moore in the Rays rotation, but no one told him he was no longer a middle reliever.

Mat Latos – MRI revealed a flexor mass strain.  Sounds like something in a Roland Emmerich movie.  It’s The Day After Tomorrow and a flexor mass strain has been released into the water supply.  Can Channing Tatum and his mom, Stockard Channing, save the world?  Latos has no timetable to return, which is code for hopefully he returns by the All-Star Break.

Alfredo Simon – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I still wouldn’t go near him, and not just for fear that he will kill me and throw me into a shallow river.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and his first week still on my RCL team completed.  Week two is usually a breeze, week three will be the real challenge when Tyler Flowers and Yan Gomes both get hot.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-1 with 4 runs.  The Golden Marquis Grissombrero!

Tony Cingrani – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Has more than a strikeout an inning and his ERA is at 2.60.  Take note, upside starters, I’m farting in your general direction, Danny Salazar.

Jose Veras – Renteria, the Cubs manager, not the disease you contracted in Tijuana, says Veras is out as closer in Chicago.  But we had such good times together!  Like that time you only gave up two earned runs and I thought it was three.  Ah, the memories we shared.  Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon could get saves in the mean’s while, in that order.  I grabbed Rondon because Strop was taken already, but I don’t get a good feeling.  I feel like I just picked up Joey Fatone because Lance Bass was taken and Justin Timberlake had lost the job.  Like Fatone’s going to take over!  What is this, the Jersey Boys touring company?  No, it’s the Cubs closerousel!

Junior Lake – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a home run on Saturday.  The other day I lamented that hopefully the Cubs read Razzball and start Lake every day.  Well, lament no more, which is thankfully not related to Faith No More, Lake’s started two straight games against two tough righties.  Too early to say he should be owned in every league, but worth it to start grabbing him in most.

Michael Wacha – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, 1.89 ERA.  Harrumph, Salazar, you still paying attention?

Koji Uehara – He was supposed to lose the job on Sunday because Veras had booked up Saturday for losing a closer job and MLB only likes to lose one closer job per day.  Otherwise, it puts too much pressure on fantasy baseballers.  Guys who think Cheetos are a food group are not people you want under unnecessary stress.  Alas, Uehara is injured Edward Mujica or Junichi Tazawa will get the first look at prospective saves in Beantown.  Didja you know it’s called that because the Downtown Crossing area smells like ‘the farts?’  Mujica will probably be considered a $12 Salad simply because it’s the Red Sox, but Tazawa has better stuff.  I’d still grab Mujica first because he seems to be in the driver’s seat for vulture saves.

Dustin Pedroia – Scratched due to sore wrist.  He will get examined.  Uh-oh.  Take wrists away from a five-foot, two-inch guy and you’re left with homers that land fifteen feet in front of the 2nd baseman.

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer as the Angels dumped nine earned on Bartolo.  The game was in Anaheim, but there was a serious Colon flushing.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Since I’ve never owned him before, it’s weird to get excited about Pujols.  Not weird bad, chill out, GLAAD.

Ian Stewart – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I don’t mind the Angels going with him over Freese, but I wish they would just do it every day rather than here and there, so I could grab Mini Mini Donkey.  Ugh, Zimmerman’s left me eyeing Ian Stewart.  Someone help!

Jose Reyes – Told reporters that he’s ready for a minor league rehab assignment on Monday.  What’s he not talking to the coaching staff?  Don’t tell reporters, tell the coaches!

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he got the Matt Adams Cycle (a triple shy).  I ended up with Rasmus in a few leagues, and not because I wanted him.  He was simply an afterthought on draft day.  Last year, he had 22 homers and a .276 average.  That’s pretty much Beltran.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-5 and a solo homer, his 2nd.  Five might just be the magic post in post-post-post-post-post-hype.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th home run.  Seems like every day Pujols hits a homer so does my other old-as-shizz, crazy-high, 2nd round draft pick, Bautista, which isn’t hard since Bautista seems to hit a homer every day.  Stay healthy!

Mark Buehrle – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  He’s easily been my best starter in my AL-Only league.  Then again, his ERA after three starts is 0.86, so there aren’t a whole lot of starters that have been better.  I’d suggest you pick him up, but as soon as I do he will turn back to a pumpkin.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start (though it hasn’t like his previous ones either).

Chris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 1st home run.  More importantly, he beat his namelganger to the punch.

Delmon Young – 2-for-4, hitting .400.  I hate him almost as much as he hates Jews.  So, how is today any different than any other day?  Well, ma nish ta nah I’m recommending Delmon as a hot schmotato.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  That’s nice, get him off your team.  Hair today, Ubaldo tomorrow, if you continue to hold him.

Taijuan Walker – Will make another Triple-A start.  Are the Mariners trying to un-start his arbitration clock?  Ship sailed, fellas, let’s bring him up!

Hisashi Iwakuma – Threw a 45-pitch session on Saturday.  Hisashi, my dashi — slurp.  We haven’t reached SLURP! yet.

Chris Young – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Not bad, but Twitter was blowing up that people with center field tickets in Safeco were ripped off because the tickets weren’t stamped, “Obstructed View.”

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, but left hurt.  For those who had April 13th in their office pool, you’re a warlock!  Supposedly Kazmir will be fine, just a little tricepasaurus.

Sean Doolittle – Got the save yesterday, but Gregerson got it on Saturday.  Now this feels Beaney, going with a lefty or a righty depending on the situation.  Gregerson is the one to own first because he’s the one for righties.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I don’t even own him, but for some reason I want to see Yoenis succeed.  I’m a Mr. Softie!

Josh Willingham – Has a hairline fracture in his wrist.  The Twins think he can return in the minimum 15 days, but they also have a lot riding on Chris Colabello, so don’t trust a desperate team.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-3, 1 run and his fourth homer on Saturday, he’s hitting .191 on the year.  I’d say that’s a small sample something something, but he is a .237 hitter in his career, so something something nothing nothing.

Josmil Pinto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he DHs.  Actually makes sense to have him DH; Pinto has long beans a power hitter, assuming you don’t hate legumes, but that makes a leg out of u and me.

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Damn, I almost streamed him, but I needed to drop him prior to the game to get a replacement 3rd baseman.  Foiled again by Zimmerman!

Billy Butler – 0-for-4, hitting .154.  Due to owning Aoki, Gordon, Hosmer and Mostsuckass, I’ve watched a lot of the Royals and only one guy looks worse than Mostsuckass –> Moobs.  Butler’s had at least three weak grounders to the right side of the infield per game.  Hopefully an opposing pitcher throws him a meatball soon and he does the 2nd most obvious thing he can think of and hits it hard.

Tim Hudson – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks.  Didn’t pitch bad, but he is 77 years old, so there’s that.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .180.  If you have him and Billy Butler, you’re hurting in average.  And you can’t get on an elevator with your team.

Giancarlo Stanton – Two homers on Saturday.  Only 32 more homers to go!

A.J. Burnett – Questionable for his Wednesday start after leaving his Friday outing with soreness in his groin.  He’s gonna wanna avoid watching anything with Jessica Alba.

Cole Hamels – Could return on April 22nd.  That is literally days away.  Maybe nine days.  Maybe ten.  Maybe even eight.  I don’t know, I can’t figure out how to get my iCal from day to month mode.

Ben Revere – Didn’t start all weekend after hurting his ribs on a diving catch.  Tony Gwynn Jr. (3-for-5) got the start.  This isn’t the first time a Tony Gwynn has been linked to ribs.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Also, in the game Chase Utley hit his 3rd.  The keeper team in your league of the guy that went into a coma in 2008 is looking pretty good!

Domonic Brown – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  Still has zero homers, but don’t worry he’ll hit 25 in May.

Anthony Bass – Got his 2nd save on Saturday.  I think the Astros probably feel there’s no point in naming a closer; I tend to agree with them.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4 and his first homer.  Damn, Altuve couldn’t even get into that small of a Buy window.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Tigers, lowering his ERA to 3.12.  Stream-o-Nator didn’t hate this start, but absolutely loves his next at home vs. the Giants and I could see it in all leagues.  If nothing else, he’s a Hodgepadre, which is usable.

Justin Masterson – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  It’s Justin Masterson:  Passive Aggressive Fantasy Starter.  He used to wait until everyone picked him up to blow up in everyone’s face, in the most passive aggressive of ways.  This year he didn’t need to wait since everyone drafted him.  If you hold him, he will continue to pitch terribly.  If you drop him, he will pitch terrifically.  You can’t outsmart Justin Masterson’s pettiness.

John Axford – 1/3 IP, 2 ER vs. Matt Lindstrom (1 IP, 2 unearned runs) as they went blow for blow like Mike Tyson and Mitch Green in a Dapper Dan’s cheap-ass-business-suit aisle.  That’s not a putdown, that’s what the actual aisle in Dapper Dan’s is called.  Cody Allen should be owned and Daniel Webb can be owned, but I don’t see Lindstrom losing the job until he’s traded in July.

Shawn Kelley – Got the save on Saturday and Sunday.  For someone who was supposedly just a part of a committee, he’s sure getting a lot of the save chances.

Derek Jeter – Missed past two games with a tight quad.  Damn, he shouldn’t have gift basket’d away so much of his Icy/Hot.

Brett Anderson – Bruised a finger on his pitching hand.  He could be the other captain picking teams in Zimmerman’s kickball league.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Trumboner!

Clayton Kershaw – Threw off a mound.  A chocolate coconut candy?

Carl Crawford – Didn’t play yesterday because of tightness in his side.  Hey, he made it all the way to April 12th!  What, you want him to be healthy all year?

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th home run.  I thought last year might’ve been the last time we even considered him for power, but he’s digging out the old records and finding that loving homer feeling.

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  I might be looking at this through Zimmerman-screwed-me goggles, but Uribe does tend to get hot, so this might be the start of a hot schmotato.

Dee Gordon – 1-for-3, 1 run and 4 steals.  HOLY SAGNOF!  YUMSWIPE!  SWEESH!  KADAMN!

  1. Disappointed Royals Fan says:
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    Anthony Rendon is available in my league. Would you drop Asdrubal or Bonifacio for him or hold?

  2. al koholic says:
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    morning boss

  3. frankgrimes says:
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    it’s still early don’t panic it’s still early it’s still early it’s still early trust the stash

  4. Longbeachyo says:
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    So if zimm and brett are the captains of their kickball teams, where does that leave bedard? Commish? (slow baby-bouncies!)

    I’m sorry, but I have to ask this… Who ends up with more at bats, AND who do you think is more valuable ROS? Castro, Ruiz, Mesoracco, Grandal, Zunino or Pinto?

    • bubba gump says:
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      @Longbeachyo: i wish pinto would get a chance everyday

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Longbeachyo: Ruiz hasn’t looked bad on his prescribed Adderal…

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Longbeachyo: Castro on both counts.

  5. Alan says:
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    Elevator ha!

  6. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :
    asked this question on J-FOH’s column
    about an hour and a half ago ,
    but , apparently , if you have young children ,
    it’s important to grab your beauty sleep when you can .

    so , here goes :
    why isn’t every dl spot ,
    on every one of your teams ,
    filled ??
    isn’t this just basic strategy ??

    to answer my own question ,
    so few in the leagues in which i compete
    employ this strategy .
    seems foolish , however , not to do so .
    mine have been filled since the 1st week of play .

    your thoughts ?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @costaricanchata: mine have been filled since the few minutes it took me to click “add” and then slide players into those slots. so with all of my leagues, maybe 34 minutes total. it does seem basic to me. as i’ve said elsewhere, it does make me sort of sad to have to drop holland/johnson/maybin/harrison when my actual players get hurt constantly though.

    • @costaricanchata: I’ve had the same thought. I fill the spot with the best DL player available and if someone better gets hurt I move that guy to the DL slot and pick up a healthy player. It baffles me that some managers don’t do play that way (in my deepest league someone dropped a DL player — Wilson Ramos — when they had the open spot and are weak at catcher).

      My question: I’m the commissioner in the league: should I tell the manager who did that they’re doing it wrong?

    • JP says:
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      @costaricanchata: Who are these lucky SOB’s that have open DL spots to play with? I wish I had the luxury of using them for strategery, as Dubya would say.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JP:

        it’s done with the 1st add/drop of the season .

        • Fireball Feliz says:
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          @costaricanchata:

          I stashed Walker and Holland to start the year. With Jannsen and Cobb down I had to drop Holland, but I’m holding on to Walker for the week. Hopefully he kills it Sunday

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Fireball Feliz: Roman Holiday guy: if they aren’t aware of having DL slots maybe it should be explained to them. If you know they are the experienced player that already knows that then say nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: Can I say I wish mine weren’t filled? It is basic, if you have the room and there’s someone worth stashing…

  7. Piranhaman says:
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    Masterson, Salazar.. those 2 Indians hurlers are real concern.
    I’ve got both of them. So my pitching is near bottom. I’m not okay with them.
    I’ve already regretted that I traded Matt Adams for Salazar. F***ing two pitch pitcher.

  8. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Good morning Grey, good morning Grey’s Stache.

    Just dropped Gregerson, a guy who could get some some save chances before Johnson gets reanointed, for Cody Allen, a guy who should become closer sooner than later. So go the days of FMFBL.

    Smyly and Walker were back to back in your rankings, but you had Smyly’s IP at 110 compared to Walker’s 170:

    185 Taijuan Walker SEA SP SP 4 170 7 0 3.88 1.37 162
    186 Drew Smyly DET SP SP 4 110 7 0 3.34 1.16 96

    With Smyly and Walker possibly headed to the rotation to stay starting this week, do the above numbers hold true, with Smyly being the better pitcher?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: HA… I don’t think Smyly’s going to stay in the rotation…

  9. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    masterson is freaking me out but he was ranked so high. In H2H 10 teamer with 10 man benches, and i have gray/cobb (DL)/tillman/porcello/smyly/annabell/walker clearly not going anywhere but also gee and masterson. Even with a lot of us having many starters with our large benches eovaldi/morrow/mcallister/harang/buehrle/m.perez/erlin/peralta still available. 5 adds per week so some very good streaming quite possible. i know Eovaldi love is bigger than some guys, but Masterson was ranked high. which of these is best?
    1. hold both gee/masterson
    2. drop one or both for any of listed guys in hopes of keeping 1 or 2 of them
    3. drop one for stream spot
    4. simply hold and bench masterson till he looks better.
    trying to gage if his ranking means much if anything by this point. thanks.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Longbeachyo: i have to wait for the waiver period to end first, so no immediate rush (april 16th). Eovaldi was dropped for Pineda, whom i also did not notice was out there. But even if i had, that was before Masterson’s 2nd bad start.

  10. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn i wish i got the reference for alfredo simon. i can feel it’s funny greatness, but only tangentally.

  11. It seems like this was the weekend in one of my leagues where managers made their first panicked roster changes.

    Someone dropped Willin Rosario … I’m quite happy with my current C, Mesoraco, but dropping him for Rosario is a no-brainer, right?

    Also, I have Corey Hart as my UTIL/backup 1B, and someone dropped Ryan Howard. Do I make a waiver claim for Howard over Hart? Colabello and Mark Reynolds are FA.

    Thanks!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Enrique: give me your password ill pick up rosario for you… howard is old and injury prone, hart is younger with 4 bad knees, would be a lateral move imo…

    • JP says:
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      @Enrique: I’m not sure I’d drop Rosario in a 2-team league. But I guess some meth addicts are fantasy baseballers too.

      • @JP: I don’t understand why Rosario was dropped. It’s a 14-team league for heaven’s sake … and she (yes, she) dropped him for RusseIl Martin. I have the 7th waiver priority, so keep your fingers crossed for me. I’ll know Wednesday.

        My inclination is to stick with Hart over Howard, mostly because of the upside on ave., but I like Howard’s home park a lot more, which is why I was tempted (unfortunately, I dropped Morse for Hart just before Morse starting lighting things up).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique: She’s Alyssa Milano?

          • Fireball Feliz says:
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            @Grey:

            haha

            • Robby D says:
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              @Fireball Feliz:

              All joking aside, a guy in my league dropped him also (10 team ESPN league with 8×8 stats.) I dropped Zunino to pick him up and I have him and Castro now

              Loved that he hit a homer on either Sat or Sunday for me. Can’t remember which.

  12. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you be starting Wheeler @ARI and/or Chavez @LAA? Team ERA and WHIP has taken a big hit recently due to Porcello, Wheeler, Salazar, Kuroda, Cole and Gio’s most recent start.

  13. Mets Guy says:
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    Should I trade Ellsbury and Liriano for Hanley Ramirez and a 6th round pick in a keeper league. I already have Trout, Puig, Justin Upton, Adam Eaton ad Mely Cabrera at OF as well and have Dee Gordon and Chris Owings as my current SS.

  14. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    Is it too soon to bail on any of the following guys:

    1) Wil Myers
    2) Alan Craig
    3) Willin Rosario
    4) Ian Desmond
    5) Randall Delgado

    I tend to be really sticky with my teams and not drop/add a ton of people due to a roster move limit of 100/season. What are your thoughts?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Dave F: he most def has said to jump ship on delgado. not the others though.

        • Robby D says:
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          @Yescheese: I agree with Yescheese.

          Delgado should be dropped for the best pitcher available if you are limited in moves and can’t do a streaming position. Everyone else it is too early. Desmond is streaky, but he will get his 20/20 and Rosario started slow last year before putting up the best year for a catcher. Craig is surprising but I’d chalk it up to small sample size.

  15. Sherm says:
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    Grey, Lots of people getting itchy trigger finger on Venable. Hold? Not like there’s anything on the wire that’s better.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Sherm: Im about to dump him for Carter (OBP league). Not one for dumping proven players but Venable only had one good year and it looks like a fluke. He also has nearly the exact same surname as me but that doesnt change my mind, im ruthless yo!

  16. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    mcallister or mejia for 16 team h2h league?

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    RCL

    C Gomes
    1B Encarnacion
    2B Hill
    3B
    SS Segura
    MI Rollins
    CI Abreu
    OF Rios
    OF Gordon
    OF Aoki
    OF Calhoun
    OF Brantley
    UTL Smoak
    BN Raja
    DL Beltre

    SP: Bailey, Masterson, Gray, Buchholz, Skaggs, Erasmo, Smyly, Perez
    RP: Balfour, Hawkins, Hunter
    DL: Fister, Robertson

    1) Need a 3B placeholder while Beltre is on the DL. Waiver options: Asche, Moustakas, Plouffe, Callaspo, Reynolds.

    2) Who do I drop?

    3) Im last in home runs, near last in average, but first in steals, obviously due to a slow start by particular hitters. Should I try to fix this through a trade(s) or be patient and try and fix it through the waiver?

    Available hitters: Rasmus, Carter, Kubel, Duda, Dunn, Murphy, Lake

    4) Hold Gomes or drop for Gattis?

    Thank you sir!

    • Yescheese says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Reynolds if you need the HR. Asche otherwise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Reynolds, Erasmo… What’s the difference in homers between you and other teams? 6? That’s two good days… Can go Rasmus over Calhoun if you like… Go with Gattis

  18. ashtray says:
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    So I’m kind of rolling along with Dickey/Weaver/Porcello as my SPs #7-9 in a 12 team H2H 7×7 (incl L’s & QS). Would you rather have any of these guys than those 3?

    Straily
    Harang
    Chavez
    Buehrle
    Hammel
    Richards
    Quintana
    Morton
    Koehler
    Gee
    Morrow
    McAllister

    I’d stream but they imposed a limit this year to prevent it.

    Thanks!

  19. ashtray says:
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    I gots another question!

    Who should I use in my last UTIL spot:
    12 team h2h 7×7 (includes OBP & Ks)

    Smoak
    LaRoche
    Colabello
    Semien
    Kubel
    Reynolds
    Hart
    Ozuna

    Thanks again

    • Yescheese says:
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      @ashtray: Ozuna, laroche, hart, and I like Semien but not in a gross way. Others K too much.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Yescheese: It’s probably down to LaRoche, Smoak and Ozuna for me. Can’t decide.

  20. The Strolg says:
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    Stream-O-Nater is like Mickey Rourke at the beginning of Barfly, he just needs a little fuel.

  21. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great read as always. I was hoping you’d include some tidbits on CWS, but alas. I’m rosterbating, and curious who you like most for a Utility spot this week and possibly going forward:
    Viciedo, D. Young, M. Semien, G. Parra, Matt Joyce, Lorenzo’s oil, Pinto, or Schuck’s
    Hittertron likes Semien the best.

    My Roster in a weekly 5X5:
    c: Salty, Flowers
    1B: Crush Davis, Goldy
    2B: Kendrick, Emilio
    3B: Frazier, Moustaskas
    SS: B.Miller
    OF:Trout, Aoki, Eaton, Hunter, AJAX
    DL: Reyes
    SP: JoFer, Archer, Liriano, Kuroda, Wheeler, Kluber, Masterson, Chavez, Porcello,
    RP: Frieri, Broxton

    Gracias Amigo.

  22. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Porcello (vLAA, vCHW, @CHW) or drop for

    Smyly (vCLE, vCHW, @MIN)
    Skaggs (vOAK, @WAS, vCLE)
    Kazmir (@HOU, vHOU, @TEX)
    Lincecum (vLAD, @SD, vCLE)
    Perez (vCHW, @OAK, vOAK)

  23. EK says:
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    9T roto
    Drop Salazar for Ervin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Sure

  24. jacob says:
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    Everytime i read your little daily column things I laugh. You always have good material. Its as random as ATHF, just funnier

  25. Zach says:
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    Morning Grey. Who’s replacing Zimmerman in a 10 team H2H league? Thanks

    Lawrie
    Frazier
    Reynolds
    Callaspo
    Plouffe

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Zach: Frazier, Lawrie, bleh.

  26. bshakes says:
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    Need to set roster for weekly H2H points…who do you like better — Cingrani at CHC or Hudson at SD? Thanks….

    • Pope says:
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      @bshakes: What does SON say? Cingrani

  27. Matzah Ball Soup says:
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    thinking about offering masterson for cespedes. fair? cespedes would take the place of aoki in my lineup.

  28. Yescheese says:
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    At least Pedro Stropped me from picking up Colabello for the fourth time!

  29. sul says:
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    Zunino, Mesoraco, Gomes, or flowers? 10 tm, h2h.

    • @sul: I like Mesoraco.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Enrique: yeah, his hot streak moves him one catcher up, which is now over zunino.

  30. Swfcdan says:
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    Do we know who the Cubbies closer is now, should I just drop Veras? Its a particularly save vulturey league, so I want to be sure hes got no chance of grabbing the job back soon before I drop him.

    Start Homer tonight? Know hes not been pitching well yet, but it is the Bucs and he dominates them on the whole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I dropped Veras b/c I had no room… I’d start Homer every time out until further notice

  31. malamoney says:
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    Pick 2 to start in a H2H points league this week.

    Shelby Miller (@Mil and @Was)
    Grienke (Ari)
    Sonny Gray (Hou)
    Anibal Sanchez (Cle, LAA)

    Streaminator isn’t updated for next 7 days yet.

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Stream-o-nator says Anibal and Miller because of the two starts providing more opportunity for points. I know you are very anti-Miller and am wondering if that is factoring into your decision? Or do you just really like Gray?

        Do you think Sonny would name his son Grey so he could be Grey Gray?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Miller

  32. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Effin A Cobb… I’ll pour a 40 out for him at the company picnic

  33. inertiatic says:
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    Oh captain, my captain…

    I took over a dynasty team with a few pitchers I never would have drafted or kept, if I had the choice. The Shi**y Pitchers in question; Lance Lynn, RA Dickey and apparently Masterson. There’s no trade market for any of them and I’m not a contender this season. Masterson I can keep of course but he looks lost. The other two I hate looking at on my roster. Would you drop any or all for MR help or prospects?

  34. papasmurf says:
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    Tyson Rossis tough vs. righties and the DET lineup had one lefty batter. The SF lineup is righty heavy too so I think he shd be ok unless he walks 5 or 6 again. The CLE lineup is mostly lefty and he had his worst game against them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Interesting… Guess we’ll see…

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: This is something I should have noticed when I was setting up lineup. Not sure if I would have started him anyway since he was facing Scherzer and his first 2 gms were disgusting, but it would not have been an automatic bench like I did.

        I also didn’t notice that CLEV was lefty heavy until it occurred to me after the fact last night to check the handedness.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… I do like Petco though, might cancel out the lefties…

  35. AP says:
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    Just a roster question: Currently have Ryan Zim, Casey Janssen, and Alex Cobb all on the DL, with only 1 DL spot. I’m feeling like I have to carry Ryan ZIm on DL and Cobb on a bench spot for a while. That means drop Janssen and maybe drop another guy like Dexter Fowler. Any arguments? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Nope

      • AP says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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    1. Give up on Dickey and pitch him overboard for a streamer, watch this Minny start, or keep holding regardless?

    2. Who’s the best 1B/3B replacement for Zimm? I promoted Headley from CI to the starting role. (Sad trombone).

    Waiver wire options:
    McGehee
    Moose Tacos
    Gillaspie – hitting 3rd for White Sox, but with no HR or SB
    Loney
    Moreland
    your boy Asche
    Kendry Morales (ETA: June)

  37. FilthyRich says:
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    Zimmerman also put me in a jam at 3B. it’s 5×5 mixed 10-team, 28-man roster league so not much to pick from:
    M Reynolds, Uribe, Callaspo, Schoop, Dominguez, C Johnson.

    I grabbed Reynolds in case he’s going on one of his HR binges, but I could still grab someone else instead before the week starts.

  38. Raul says:
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    So is Adrian Gonzalez officially in SELL! SELL! SELL! territory? Or do we think he can keep 3/4 of this up? (because no one could keep 100% of this up)

    Would you sell him for Kershaw, Wainwright or J-Fer? How about Lee or Felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raul: I’d sell him for any of those #1′s

    • Ty Wiggington says:
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      @Raul: I can’t imagine you getting any of those pitchers except for MAYBE Cliff Lee.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Raul: If you can get one of those guys for Adrian Gonzalez, I would like to join your league if you play for money.

  39. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    Should I drop Leonys for Rajai to be my UTIL in a 10team 6×6 obp/ba league?

  40. Andrew says:
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    I have one DL spot for AJ Griffin, Cobb, and Uehara. Would you cut Griffin? I could pick up someone like Chavez, Erasmo, Volquez, or Vargas.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Andrew: Yes

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

    give- Coco Crips, Josh Fields.
    get- Michael Cuddyer, Danny Farquhar

    more about Cuddyer/Crisp. Fields/Farquhar thrown in. lost confidence in Fields.
    who should produce better. Crisp or Cuddyer?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado (DL). SS- ECabrera. IN- Colabello.
    OF- Crisp. OF- Cruz. OF- Calhoun. OF- Yelich. UT- Moreland.
    BN- Moustakas, Solarte, LeMahieu, Espinosa, Asche, Kubel.
    DL- CYoung. DL- Ross.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields. RP- Papelbon. RP- O’Day.
    P- Fields. P- Cecil. P- Herrera. P- ESantana.
    BN- Ross, Kennedy, Odorizzi.

  42. Kyman says:
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    Been offered this deal:
    Get: P.Fielder,
    Give: A.Eaton, F.Liriano, and R.Soriano

    Excited and yet I can’t pull the trigger…

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Kyman: I would, Fielder has to start hitting.

    • stonepie says:
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      @Kyman: do it! anytime you get do one of those “my so-so players for your great player” type of deals, pull the trigger. soriano could easily lose his job this year, eaton is ok but very replaceable and liriano is the only one with good value imo

    • Ty Wiggington says:
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      @Kyman: DO THAT NOW FOR F*CKS SAKE J*SUS F*CKING CHR*ST

      • hawk says:
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        @Ty Wiggington:

        What he said. It’ll warm up in Texas and that lineup will start hitting and Fielder will hit his 40 HR, FOR YOU, while the other guy just gets his crap stats.

        This trade is a best case scenario for you, run, don’t walk, to accept this deal.

  43. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! Are you sitting Moobs until he figures this ish out, or do you feel like it’s only a matter of time before he has a 4 HR week? Reason I ask, Dee Gordon still on the wire and my steals are suffering mightily. I can put him in buttheads place for the time being if this slump is primarily mechanical. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: I’d go with Gordon

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. happyharry1958 says:
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    Grey Man, Do I trade Beltran before he gets dinged up and starts missing games?
    What do ya think about this trade proposal? 12 team,H2H,6X6, 3 yr. keeper.
    My Beltran and Evoldi for
    His Teheran, Lawrie and T.Walker.

  45. Bob says:
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    10 team 5×5 H2H categories
    was offered jordan zimmerman for tillman and romo. would you do the deal? perkins and santos/janssen are my other closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: I’d take Zimmermann

  46. Jim says:
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    I Have to bench two of these SP this week, I always get this wrong, figured little help can’t hurt. So who is the odd man out?

    Buchholz at CHW
    Eovaldi vs SEA
    T Ross vs SF
    Kluber vs Tor
    M Perez vs CHW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: What does SON say? Ross, Kluber

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Jim: I’m benching kluber this week I think, but my league has a pretty big HR penalty and the Jays make me nervous

  47. Eds says:
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    12 Team Roto 5×5 staff.

    King Felix, Scherzer, Fister, Porcello, Sabathia, Buchholz, M. Perez, Skaggs, Hudson

    Lincecum sitting on the wire. I’m about to start shopping Felix or Max, but in the meantime, would you cut any of the above for Tiny Tim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eds: Hold

    • hawk says:
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      @Eds:

      Lincecum is shot. He’s in the area of Dan Haren right now. May give you a good outing once or twice, most outings will be bad except when they’re awful.

      Stay. Away.

  48. Lville Jim says:
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    The Orioles paid for three years of shizz that Ubaldo is serving based on his second half numbers last season. Guess they had blinders on to not see the turd he was the rest of time in Cleveland. I’m sure the Tribe sent the Baltimore front office a nice Hickory Farms gift box in appreciation of his signing.

  49. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    In a 12 team H2H with singles, doubles, triples and OBP in addition to regular 5, stick with M. Montero, or switch to Pitno or Mesoraco?

  50. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. I have horrible problems wit m pitching between injuries and having horrible starts to the season. Right now I have 4 Waiver pickups as my guys not to stream but hold onto, Eovaldi, Vargas, Paxton and Erlin but on top of that I still have Erasmo n Jimenez cause everytime want to drop them I get another injury. 1- Do you thnk I should pickup Jesse Chavez now or wait to see how he does tonight? I need guys to hold onto so I can grab him for the HOU game on Sunday but wait or make the move?? 2- Stream until some good Prospects come up??

      • Frank White says:
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        Well he’s on my DL which I have 2 of so he’s not hurting my squad.. Should I wait for Jimenez or Erasmo to pitch then drop one or don’t even wait cause Jimenez vs Dobrount BOS and Erasmo vs Schneppers TEX?? Or just hold on Chavez cause I have only 2 more pickups left in the week and it’s only Monday??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ubaldo already pitched terribly, no?

          • Frank White says:
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            So drop Jimenez for Chavez right??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  51. John says:
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    5×5 14man league
    Grey thoughts on a pickup of Willy Peralta or Erasmo Ramirez?

    Peralta has gained some velocity and is sitting at 95mph with an insane GB%. But no one seems to talk about him? I love Erasmo but he has lost almost 2mph on his fastball this year and seems really concerning considering his FB% and control.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Go with Wily if you like him

  52. RazzmaTazz says:
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    I got offered Reyes for J. Shields. I am stacked at pitching and I have Miller-Time at my SS. Do I pull the trigger on this deal or am I setting myself up for a 90 game season from Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RazzmaTazz: It’s fair, take Reyes if you need steals

  53. los locos says:
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    Grey, I currently have Montero as cather, do I pick up Pinto, Salty, Zunino, AJ or Flowers?

    Pence, Heyward, Hill all struggling BIG time. I’m not getting power from any of these guys.

    C – Montero
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Kinsler
    3B – Arencido
    SS – Hanley
    OF – Heyward
    OF – Rios
    OF- Pence
    U – Hill

    I have Napoli on the bench, with Yelich, Melky, Brantley, Miller, so after two weeks I starting the panic.

    LaRoche, Moss, Pleoff all on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: Zunino… Catcher’s not gonna change anything

  54. SoSayethI says:
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    Hey Grey, I asked Guru last night but I wanted to see your thoughts. I’m in a 14 team 6×6 w/ OPS and need a boost in power. Which 2 would you grab for the next week or so for my UTIL slots? what about one for the ROS? Hittertron seems to like Hart and Joyce but I’m not so sure about them for ROS

    Corey Hart, Swisher, LaRoche, Matt Joyce, Mark Reynolds, Mike Morse

  55. RC says:
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    Damn you Zimmerman! With him a void on my team, should I pick up Wong or Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RC: Wong

      • RC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! May your reign never end.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. CL says:
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    Hey Greyman… funny story; Don’t know if you recall from last Friday but I asked you if I should bench Votto for Smoak. Haha. I didn’t. Haha. Votto did well this weekend. Who asks these sorts of questions?!?!

    Anyway, I don’t have much of a starting staff right now with Cobb & Paxton hitting the DL… so need to make room:

    1. Pick 3 of these youngsters for my farm: Stroman, Fried, Eddie Butler, Rafael Montero.

    2. I was thinking about picking up Alfredo Simon when I drop a guy above… you dig? Or play the wire a bit? Gollardo is out there…

    Thanks man. I’ve noticed the increased traffic here. Good for you guys… bad for me. ;O)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: 1. Not Fried 2. Gallardo Thanks!

  57. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Masterson!!!! Rolls off my tongue just like “Newman!” rolled off of Seinfeld’s tongue. Damn it, he did a number to my ratios this weekend.

    So I got a little wild and crazy this weekend and made some trades in my 12-team roto keeper league. Did I do good?

    Through three trades, this is what I gave up:
    Kipnis
    Rendon
    Liriano

    I got:
    Prince
    Gyorko
    Kuroda

    I lost 30 SB’s, but gained a decent amount of homeruns. Lost some K’s, but after Masterson’s two crappy starts and my ratios going to hell, I figured I would get a consistent starter with decent ratios.

    Did I do good?

  58. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    Segura and Feldman for price and bonofocio….. who wins????

    Also what type of sp should I be looking to get for segura? Already have Hanley and bogerts

  59. Ron says:
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    I could trade Zimmerman away fast enough and now I’m stuck with him and his bum thumb on the DL. Looking for a Util replacement.

    12-team OBP Roto – Laroche, Dozier, Rasmus, Joyce, Howard are on wire. Who should I snag?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: LaRoche

  60. Parnell's Mom says:
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    You guys get a load of ESPN’s Daily Notes? Their rating system has Josh Collmenter, Brad Hand and Roberto Hernandez ranked much higher than JZimm at Miami tonight.

    • hawk says:
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      @Parnell’s Mom:

      Maybe their system heavily rates the last start? Anyway…it’s ESPN.

  61. Lopes says:
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    Drafted Masterson this year, I had the same problem with Homer Bailey, every time i picked him up he stinks and when I dropped him he would go off. I drafted Bailey this year too and he decided to prove my hypothesis.

  62. Steve Stevenson says:
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    In a shallow 10 team H2H limited moves league (20/yr), I have an empty roster spot with Archer hitting the DL. Generally speaking I could use more SV (have Soria and Frieri) and was thinking of adding Santos, but this week I doubt he’ll make a difference as my opponent has 4 top-15 closers, including Kimbrel and Jansen, and looking ahead my next 2 opponents have no more than 1 closer on their rosters, so I won’t need SV then. So, is it worth grabbing Santos, i.e. is he still closing in 3-4 weeks, or hold?

  63. Jacob says:
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    Hey grey!!!! Should I be starting nova every start?? Also I’m selling my house and the buyers want me to
    Pay closing…would you counter offer them? Also I need you to walk
    My dog today! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacob: I wouldn’t start Nova in every league every start out… Don’t pay closing…

    • hawk says:
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      @Jacob:

      I’d want you to pay closing too, doesn’t mean you should accept it.

  64. smegma says:
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    Offer Altuve/Belt for Gyorko/Rios?

  65. Sniff Test says:
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    Connor Gillespie…worth a pick up to replace Zim? Also in a deep league with not many every day players on the wire…is stashing Kendrys advisable or wastable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sniff Test: Stash Kendrys if you can for two months… Sure, I guess Gillaspie is fine

  66. Spencer says:
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    Got hit hard by the injury bug this weekend! 10 team H2H, OBP,HR,SB,R,SLG,RBI. What do I do with Zimmerman’s spot at 3B? I can slide Gyorko there and have Altuve at 2B or pick up one of the following available FAs.

    Uribe
    Plouffe
    McGehee
    Arenado
    Semien
    Lawrie

  67. Game of Throws says:
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    Good morning Grey.

    See anyone to drop for Gyroko?

    K. Seager, A. LaRoche, Brandon Phillips, B. Gardner

    Thanks!

  68. Big W says:
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    Good morning!

    Start archer in baltimore?

      • Party Boy John says:
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        @Grey: archer or salazar? which do you like better going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar

  69. Give up Wil Myers and Nick Swisher
    for
    E-5 and Cody Allen?

    (In a 7×7 league that counts walks and holds – and I own Axford)

  70. Jay-Hey says:
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    How much is BJ ducking my production, bro?

  71. Hey Grey, quick question..who would you start this week H2H points weekly league at the U spot?

    BJ Upton
    Billy Hamilton
    Khris Davis
    Mike Brantly
    Chris Yelich

    thanks in advance man, cheers

  72. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Trade offer that’s racking my brain- need the wisdom of the crowd. Pick a side:

    1) E5, Kluber, and Alex Gordon

    2) Holliday, Santos, Cashner

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: E5, not even close.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great:

      “tickle your ass with a feather .”
      er , … “particularly nice weather .”

      um … i agree with featherbottom .

  73. Wilsonian says:
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    WIth this rotation in an 8 Team H2H league, would you drop Porcello for a stream until Minor comes back? I’m not sure I’m liking him so far this season. I know it’s early, but he’s not getting Ks at all.

    SP: Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, A.Wood, Ventura, Salazar, Archer, Porcello
    RP: Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, Lindstrom, Broxton

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

    Limited to 9 moves per week.

  74. Dingbat says:
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    Would you own Cody Allen over Tazawa right now?

  75. Lville Jim says:
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    Ahhh it only seems like yesterday but I’m so missing all the “who should I drop to pick up Justin Smoak?” questions.

  76. Tracy says:
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    A couple of quick questions. I am in a 10 team 5×5 OBP H2H league. Ownings or Hardy at SS? Also, need a bench bat, Morse, Castellanous or Ozuna? Thanks for all you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: Hardy…. Ozuna

  77. Wboggs says:
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    Better pitcher to pick up and hold onto. Robbie Ross or Jesse Chavez?

  78. KeeblerMN says:
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    Can you rank De Aza, Lake and Parra please?
    Only 3 bench spots to use… would you lose Sizemore for any of the three?

  79. STL says:
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    Good morning! I’m in a bad way after losing Zimmerman and Cobb in my only pay team this year – a 12 team league. I’ve been destroyed by injuries early on, but here is my current roster.

    I got lucky with a few waiver wire pickups (Homer Bailey, Wil Myers, and Jason Castro) and recently traded my Ryan Braun for Evan Longoria straight up.

    C – Castro
    1B – Hosmer, Pujols, Fielder
    2B – Gyorko, Hill
    3B – Longoria, Zimmerman
    SS – Miller
    OF – Leonys Martin, Wil Myers

    SP – Cobb, Gray, Anibal Sanchez, Sale, Bailey, Pineda, Yordano Ventura, Kazmir, Taijuan Walker
    RP – Robertson, Broxton, F-Rod, Hawkins

    Problem is, now I only have two OFs. There are plenty of solid options out on the wire, but I need to drop someone. Do you have any suggestions here? Try to swing another trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @STL: Kazmir

      • STL says:
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        @Grey:

        Done. Thank you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @STL:

      Baily and Myers were waiver wire pick ups?! wow

      • STL says:
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        @Moscowitz:

        Yeah I was surprised too. It’s a pay league on Yahoo. In the past they’ve been pretty competitive. That said, I’ve still got a terrible record.

  80. In a 14-team redraft roto league with a 1300-inning cap, my tattered pitching staff is Liriano, Teheran, Salazar, plus Fister and Cobb (only one DL slot). I also have Erlin for tomorrow’s start. I’m about on pace for innings so far, but I worry about staying there with only four starters.

    RPs: Axford, Lindstrom, Santos, Broxton.

    Free agent SPs include: Harang, Eovaldi, Smyly, Straily.

    Who would you suggest as a more long-term inhabitant for Erlin’s spot? Would any of those guys be an upgrade over a current starter (Liriano, Teheran, Salazar, or Fister or Cobb)? Or should I create a spot by dropping a bad reliever (cough*cough*Lindstom)?

    Thanks!

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Enrique: 1300 is pretty low. Don’t worry about pace yet, just quality innings at a high K rate. Lose Erlin and Lindstrom for Eovaldi and Smyly. And grab Cody Allen if he’s out there.

      • @Grey: Do you think it’s worth holding onto all those relievers despite the pain of watching them pitch?

        (I didn’t know what to cheer for in last night’s White Sox-Indians game)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  81. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    For some reason i never trusted Masterson much but i own him this year in two leagues. I dont think he has it this year, specially in H2H format, he can kill your team week in an week out. Replace him with either Kluber or Haren? As always ROS.

    Thanks a lot

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:

        Kluber over Eovaldi too?

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Moscowitz:

          You know, the thing is, Klubers 32% GB production is a bit worrisome althoug his BABIB is .414 which is insane and will get down dramatically. I have seen Morrow pitch and he was fantastic, he keeps the ball low and induces 61% GB which is great. He has got that health issue though. What do you think about Morrow?

          • hawk says:
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            @Moscowitz:

            Morrow’s trustworthiness level rivals AJ Burnett during his Yankee years.

            That’s not a good thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh

  82. Randy BoBandy says:
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    My pitchers are already ravaged…only 4 of them on the DL.

    Why, Cobb why? (picture me wailing like Nancy Kerrigan)

  83. dude says:
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    Who sits this week?

    Arendo – 7 games – 3 at home vs Philly, 4 @ SD
    Bogaerts – 6 games – 3 vs Balt, 3 @ CHW
    Simmons – 7 games – 4 @ Philly, 3 @ NYM
    Smoak – 7 games – 4 @ TEX, 3 @ MIA

    All have fairly solid matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Arenado

  84. arevus says:
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    Need to replace beltre in obp and tb league. Seager arenado lawrie Frazier c Johnson solarte mostsuckass on wrote. Who ya like?

    • arevus says:
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      @arevus: wire. Not wrote

  85. Jon says:
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    Tazawa, Putz, Qualls, Farquhar, Daniel Webb, Doolittle, or Ryan Cook? Ratios/Ks would be enough, saves a bonus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Doolittle

  86. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H auction league

    being offered his David Wright for my Liriano or Cashner. He reallyyyy needs pitching, but I don’t NEED to do this trade. might end up being a 2 for 2 so it doesn’t get vetoed.. What do you think?

    Jason Castro
    Freddie Freeman
    Aaron Hill
    Matt Capenter
    Brad Miller
    Bryce Harper
    Jose Bautista
    Allen Craig
    Eric Hosmer
    DL: Michael Bourn

    Lester, Liriano, Cashner, Alex Wood, Travis Wood, Colon, Volquez, Joe Kelly. DL: Derek Holland, Josh Johnson

    Tommy Hunter, Jim Henderson, Francisco Rodriguez

    Thanks Grey!

  87. Jon says:
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    Who would you want more in a keeper? Wong or Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Taijuan

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, Wong or Neil Walker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wong

  88. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Why does Stream-o-nator “absolutely love” Tyson Ross’s start on 4/18 vs. Cain? Projected 2.1 dollar value with a 4.26 era and 1.40 whip. I’ve been following you and the Razz for many years but just started using the Stream-o-nator last September (it was very helpful and converted me as a believer- I typically only use $12+ starters for streaming purposes). Am I misusing stream-o-nator or missing something with Ross?

    • The Situation says:
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      @The Situation: Make that $11+ streamers… And apologies for not thanking you, Rudy and the staff for the impecable job you all do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Situation: No problem… It’s in Petco which Streamer loves

  89. Montezuma's Revenge says:
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    What do you expect out of Espinosa, with Zimmerman being out for a bit? He was swinging a hot bat through spring, and is still hitting .333 as of now. I have heard else where decent bet for 20/20 when playing time is available. I just dropped Mike Zunino for him smart pickup?

    Side note, might not have been my smartest pickup already owning Rendon and Desmond. But everyone 2b is always hard to come by hoping I might be able to showcase and sell high.

    How come the Aztecs or Incas never made apocalyptic predictions? Those Mayans are so chicken little.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: now i got people stealing my name. Wonder if it’s the same guy that was aping Gareth? Get yr own name buddy.

  90. Quinn says:
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    Seems like a no brainer, but i’m worried about Cutch

    I get McCutchen and Perkins

    He gets Goldy

    Thoughts?

    I have zero closers FYI

    • Ty Wiggington says:
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      @Quinn: Do it. Goldy’s only HRs are off Lincecum this year. Cutch will come around.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Ty Wiggington: those 2 were ranked right next to each other and you also get a top 10 closer thrown in? YES

  91. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14 tm H2H OPS league that counts BB and K as well. Drop any of these CI for Reynolds (note: one of them will have to start at 3B for me until Zim returns, unless i shift Bogaerts to 3B and Espinosa into MI, and another may be at Util depending on Ozuna’s schedule/performance)?:

    Smoak, Plouffe, Moose, Colabello are the potential drops

  92. Jon says:
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    Kolten Wong or Neil Walker in 2014 vs keeper? Same for both?

    • Jon says:
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      And would you trade Sergio Santos for either?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, Wong

  93. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Rank these middling OF’s, if you please:

    Rasmus
    BJ Upton
    De Aza
    Bourjos

    (I’m trying to keep 3)

    Thanks.

  94. Mitch says:
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    Phillips wright Hawkins for Bryce sale boegarts. Which side??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  95. Lemmingness says:
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    Points league. Sit B Philips, start Seager and Aramis in my infield spots this week?

    • Lemmingness says:
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      @Lemmingness: also, how do you like skaggs as an every week starter? Or still a streamer for you?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I said to draft Skaggs in my rankings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  96. Ryan says:
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    Just wondering …in a dynasty would you trade fielder cliff lee for carlos gonzalez sony grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  97. Earlycoff says:
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    Prince Fielder or Freddie Freeman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  98. The Dude says:
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    Thoughts on Buchholz going forward? HIs rough start a blip or a sign of things to come?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, he’s around a fantasy #5, is what he is

      • The Dude says:
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        @Grey: yeah, that’s what I was thinking and that makes him barely rosterable in my 10 team league…

        I got this offer this morning:

        I give:
        Dee Gordon and Rex Brothers

        I get:
        Brad Miller, Clay Buchholz and Mujica

        I’m in desperate need of some SP, but not sure this fits the bill…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

  99. Rob says:
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    Offered Trumbo and Parnell (will replace from pool) for Eric young and harang
    Or can get same two for campana and wainwright? Which pair if at all would you give up for Trumbo? Thanks!

    • Rob says:
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      @Rob: NL only roto 4×4 btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo side

      • Rob says:
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        @Grey: ok for young and harang or do I give up campana and wainwright for Trumbo? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, for Young and Harang

  100. Anson Wells says:
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    I hate sundays…I sit around waiting for Grey to post all night, go to bed at 5am disappointed, only to sleep in long enough that my question may not get answered…..

    Being offered 2 years of Slazar and 2 years of Yelich
    for
    1 year and the free agent rights to Pineda

    My OF is strong already and this is a pitcher dominated league

    Pour some Grey on me bro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Salazar

  101. Awesome Auger says:
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    Grey, are you buying low on Salazar or are you concerned? He looked awesome and awful all at the same time last week, but Abreu is going to make a lot of pitchers look stupid this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low, sure

  102. Jimmy says:
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    I want to pick up Martin Perez or Tyler Skaggs, but don’t who to drop or if I should?
    12 team 7×7 league.

    C Lucroy
    1st Rizzo
    2nd Ackley
    3B Encarnacion
    SS Rollins
    OF Adam Jones
    OF Jason Werth
    OF Hunter Pence
    Util Adam Laroche
    Util Tori Hunter
    Bench:
    Jedd Gyroko
    Nick Castellanos
    Xander Bogarts
    Kyle Seager

    SP Jose Fernandez
    SP Justin Verlander
    SP Michael Wacha
    RP Francisco Rodriguez
    P Julio Teheran
    P Justin Masterson
    Bench:
    Edward Mujica
    Drew Smiley
    DL:
    Mat Latos
    Jurickson Profar

    • Jimmy says:
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      oops…RP Latroy Hawkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts, Castellanos

  103. Brisco and Patterson says:
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    16-team 6×6 h2h league with OPS

    I was offered Christian Yelich for my Anthony Rendon…

    With a MI spot, I have Kipnis, Desmond, Miller, and Rendon

    My OFs are Puig, Choo, Aoki

    Accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  104. DomMattingly says:
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    Do I drop D. Gee or A.J. Burnett for Jim Henderson? I have KRod, but kinda hurtin @RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  105. Will says:
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    needing some HR’s or balance. Now that Gyorko is looking more positive, I don’t need Boneface as much at 2B.

    Who should I grab? I am thinking either a SS / 2B / 3B since I need some backup there. I can move Bogaerts to SS if I find a 3B. Currently I have Gyorko at 2B, Bogaerts at 3B, and Segura at SS (with Machado on DL).

    Options drop Boneface for:
    Frazier, Ashe, Brad Miller, Mark Reynolds, Ackley, Neil Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  106. Buge hoobs says:
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    Eovaldi or Tillman for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say, have no idea of matchups… Tillman

  107. kev says:
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    Hey Gray,
    great post per usual, thanks.. unfortunately i lost cobb to injury. my team has been struggling to start the season. any suggestions? this is my lineup, and obviously my pitching is horrible
    mauer
    pujols
    segura
    everth cabrera
    miguel cabrera
    evan longoria (CI)
    anthony rendon (MI)
    Harper, Stanton, Bautista, Holliday, Wil Myers
    UTIL – Matt Adams, currently benching billy butler and billy hamilton
    staff – cobb (DL), Teheran, Gray, Liriano, Pineda, Cingrani, Porcello, Estrada, Stream spot
    RP – Romo, CHapman (DL)

    also, theoretically, if stolen bases are not a category and OPS is a priority, which side do you prefer
    Miggy and Mauer vs. Willin and Trout. Obviously you rank Mauer lower than Willin, but even so, unless he is hurt, he won’t have any days off, and his career stats/people project him to have a higher OPS than willin. thoughts?

    your mustache is luscious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Your team looks fine, why do you own Everth if steals aren’t a category… I’d want Trout….

      • kev says:
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        @Grey:

        steals are a category, there is just a team that is punting steals and trying to excel in OPS, so they want to do a muggy trout swap + more in order to help their OPS situation. I think i can compete in steals with everth, billy and jeany

  108. TJ says:
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    In a Yahoo! Standard 5×5, H2H, 12-teamer, my current team stands as:

    C – Gomes
    1B – Votto
    2B – Altuve
    SS – Andrus
    3B – Bogaerts
    OF – Harper
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Puig
    UTIL – Myers
    UTIL – Eaton
    Bench – L. Martin
    Bench – B. Miller
    Bench – Bogaerts

    SP – A. Cobb (DL)
    SP – J. Teheran
    RP – Santos
    RP – Valverde
    P – S. Gray
    P – M. Wacha
    P – A Wood
    P – N. Eovaldi
    Bench – Straily
    Bench – M. Minor (DL)

    Got offered Longoria and Cole for Harper…..pull the trigger?

    Thanks,

    TJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey: whew! I already did…just needed the ‘stache to pat me on my fantasy bottom and tell me I did good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  109. JFK says:
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    Morning, Greycarlo!

    Outside of yesterday’s o-fer, Rollins has been pretty solid as of late – think Sandberg’s out shopping for matching friendship bracelets?

    Wanted to get your thoughts on this trade: Crush Davis/Segura/Arenado for Tulo/Longo/Taijuan. Which end do you prefer, and either side need a deal-sweetener?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Tulo side

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey: My offer got rejected (I had Davis), so probably need to throw someone in – how far apart do you think we are in terms of an SP? Closer to Nova, or closer to Kluber?

        Different manager is initiating a conversation for Davis/Adam Jones and offering Senor Fish. Is Trout/Rizzo/Ross enough?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kluber… Sounds like enough…

  110. Nightpandas says:
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    Need to stop rosterbating…only 22 moves left for the year….one more? Drop my 2nd bench bat Smoak for Chavez. (15 teams)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  111. ryanbraunsbrotherbryan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who should I start/bench for my last:
    OF SPOT:
    OF – Billy Hamilton (3 – PIT)(3 – @CHC)
    or
    OF – Brandon Moss (3 – HOU) (3- ANA)

    And who should I start for UTIL spot:
    Jose Abreu or Pujols? (or anyone leftover from the above OF spot)

    I’m assuming it would be Brandon Moss for the OF spot and Abreu for the Util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Hamilton… Pujols

  112. The Thumb says:
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    As someone who was broken both thumbs within the past 12 months (hence the moniker), thumb injuries suck!!!

    Anythewho, damn that Cobb injury sucks. If he didn’t even know he was pitching with an oblique injury, how is he out for 6 weeks!!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know!

  113. Seattle Mack says:
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    Love it. Good stuff Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  114. hawk says:
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    Hey grey

    Did you see Stanton’s homers over the weekend? The first one was a massive, 470 foot Titan. The second one looked like it was hit by a 2 iron. A line drive that went up 40′ and stayed there for the next 400 feet.

    His power is unreal.

  115. Ron says:
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    After hitting HR’s in 4 straight games is NOW the time to Sell A-Gon?

    I’m entertaining going after a couple of guys. Can you tell me who should be my the top 3 targets from the list below. This is a points leagues that has -1 for Striekouts.

    Fielder, Harper, Jones, Encarnacion, Choo, Craig, Bautista

    Thanks.

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: Was my list of targets ridiculous or was the thought of trading A-Gon ridiculous??

  116. For a 5×5 weekly league, who is a better play?

    Harang or Colon?

    Stream-o-meter says that it is Colon by a lot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harang

  117. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    Got a stash question for you and your majestic ‘stache…

    Dood in my league dropped Fister. I should drop Skaggs and stash him, right? I’ve currently got Walker and Hamels crowding my bench (Latos is in the DL slot) but they should (*knocks on wood*) be back next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would

  118. Will says:
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    Smoke, Lawrie or Seager ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  119. munnyshooter says:
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    My Khris Davis

    • munnyshooter says:
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      my Khris Davis
      for
      his Danny Salazar

      Current OF is Hayward/Marte/Harper/D. Brown
      16 team H2H

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Salazar side

  120. Principal Blackman says:
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    Would you be looking to buy low on Cobb where ever you don’t own him with news of this injury, or are oblique injuries too hard to fathom scary?

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      I ask because I’m stacked in the OF, but my pitching is dismal in my 16-team points league (no WW/FA adds), and Cobb’s owner is panic-stricken over his offense. I think I could get him for Brantley, but he may try and hold out for Alex Gordon. I figure Brantley is a no-brainer, but Gordon is too much to ask. Does that sound about right?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds right

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      Is it wise to bet the under on Cobb missing 4 starts. That’s essentially what I’m doing, I think?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d guess 6 starts

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      Sorry for the serial posting. What can I say, I have an addictive personality.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would buy him low, but very low…

  121. SMLV1 says:
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    W. Myers, Granderson and Bogaerts just hit the wire..Worth making room for any of em?

    C – Y. Molina
    1b -Goldy, Rizzo (B. Moss)
    2b – Phillips, (B. Miller)
    3b – Wright
    SS – Andrus, Simmons (B. Miller)
    OF – Stanton, Rios, Choo, Holliday (B. Moss)

    Pitching – Latos, Santana, Fister, Wheeler, Porcello, M. Perez, Eovaldi, Rosenthal, Papelbon and T. Hunter.

    12 team Standard league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Moss for Myers

  122. Wudaben says:
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    Nick Spain of CBS/Rotoworld/Cleveland is saying that Francona is considering giving Trevor Bauer the start on Thursday and moving Carrasco to the pen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting…

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: this firming up?

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey: will watch. am interested in your interest!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  123. Kyle H says:
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    In my 12team, H2H league, I’m 4-19-1 after two weeks… Granted I’ve had a lot of slumping players, it still is not good. I was offered a year today that I kind of like. The categories are:

    OBP
    Slugging%
    Runs
    SB-CS
    RBI
    HR

    And my team currently is:

    C- Mesoraco
    1B- Pujols
    2B- kipnis
    3B- Wright
    SS- E. Cabrera
    OF- Trout
    OF- Heyward
    OF- Holliday
    UT- Cuddyer
    UT- Hosmer

    BN- Bogaerts, Morse

    I was offered my David Wright and Michael Cuddyer for his Adam Jones and a choice of either Brandon Belt or Pedro Alvarez.

    Pedro has an awful average but he’s walking more it appears and that’s big in an OBP league.
    I also have Bogaerts that can slide into 3B if I got Belt.

    • Kyle H says:
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      @Kyle H: typo… I was offered a trade today, not “year”..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones and Alvarez

  124. Busher says:
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    Still G.R.E,

    I know it’s early but I’m in last place at the moment and worried this team might be a train wreck in the making. 12 Team Standard Y! league:

    Mesoraco – Fielder – Gyorko – Longoria – Segura – Bruce – Shuck – Yelich – Hosmer – Rizzo

    Liriano – Anibal – Minor – Skaggs – Eovaldi – Vargas – Chavez – Quintana

    Balfour – Street- Hunter – Broxton – Cook or Gregerson (waiver claim)

    Add Kubel, Murphy, Parra or Aoki for Yelich or Shuck?

    Sorry for the vague question, but always appreciate your perspective.

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki for Shuck

      • Whiskey Diet says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good

  125. Mike says:
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    Excellent weekend recap Grey! I have a quick one for you.

    In a 10-TMer someone dropped Pedro Alvarez, should I try to get him on waivers?? I’m currently #2. Mi 3B is being split by Prado and Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yup, lose Reynolds

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. start dee gordon (3 @ sf, 3 vs ari) or gyorko (4 vs col, 3 vs sf)?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko, but kinda depends on needs

  127. Rocky says:
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    Grey,

    Is now the time to start poaching Kershaw? How confident are you that he comes back elite and healthy?

    10-team H2H NL-Only
    C – Mesoraco (Ramos DL)
    1B – Votto
    2B – Rendon
    SS – ECab
    3B – Arenado
    OF – Heyward, Pence, B. Hamilton
    U – M. Adams, Wong
    BN – Bourjos, Espinosa, Baez (M)

    P – Stras, C. Lee, G. Cole, E. Santana, T. Ross, Estrada, Eovaldi
    BN – Mejia, J. Kelly, J. Garcia (DL)

    Sitting at 2-0 and the Kershaw owner is at 0-2. On my end, I’m a bit worried down the line that the Adverb will be dealt out of the NL. Would you swap C. Lee for Kershaw at this point? Too risky? Not enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Lee for Kershaw

  128. Euroalien says:
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    Had to smile at the Sandoval and Butler comment – but how about my team batting just 0.226…… (Butler, Sandoval, Bruce, Heyward & Asdrubal) – No wonder I’m in last place… well that and now I just lost Cobb for four to six!! Train Wreck already………..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

  129. L-Boogie says:
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    For the first time in his career, I finally know what it feels like to be a Ryan Zimmerman owner. It feels icky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome to the shizz show!

  130. The Cuban Frank Thomas says:
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    Hosmer or marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, tomato-tomahto

  131. costaricanchata says:
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    pitching is so deep .

    but with kershaw and cobb on the dl ,
    i’m standing in deep shit .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  132. Jacks says:
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    Looks like Coco has a sore hammy and will sit today. Worried that will extend into the week … start Rajai or Boniface in his stead? Boni only has 5 games and is due for some Ofers. So really, take the Crisp risk or Rajai?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  133. ANTONIO says:
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    someone dropped salazar in my league, i claimed him, if i get him, is that a bargain? or i can regret it…

    i dropped ubaldo in order to make a spot for salazar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Salazar

  134. Anson Wells says:
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    ok, 1 more…
    I’m closer rich in a league that you should start 2 per week, 3 max.
    Nathan
    Soriano
    Santos
    Hawkins
    Mujica
    Nate Jones

    Can you rank those guys in terms of value? Should I hold onto Nasty Nate?
    Just got an offer of Eovaldi for Mujica….take it? Or could Mujica repeat last year’s run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Jones… Soriano, Nathan, Hawkins…

  135. Kyle says:
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    I give: Hamels
    I receive: Jay Bruce & Estrada or Buccholz

    Just lost Hamilton and my staff is: Masterson, Cobb, Anibal, Cole, Samardizja, Quintana, Porcello + Streamer

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Kyle: Nah terrible deal lol…pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bruce

  136. Mike says:
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    Latos droppable in shallow leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  137. Al says:
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    Anyone out there seeing Pence Abs? I know he is all armslegsflail, so getting him out of a slump could an impossible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be fine

  138. Kid A says:
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    Every date this week is a palindrome.

    Positive foreshadowing or ominous indicator?

    What would kole calhoun say?

  139. Pete says:
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    Any thoughts on Chisenhall. I need a replacement for Zimmerman and I;m in a 16 team league, not much out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t play

  140. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey

    How would you feel about starting GARZA@STL today? He has great career numbers against the cards. It just scares me a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @JJ: this is like the third person to think this game is IN STL. But it is actually in MIL. Do you three all have an inverted schedule and share it or something.

  141. Drew says:
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    @Grey

    In a 6×6 OPS H2H each category league I have Pablo and Arenado occupying 3rd and bench with Zimmerman on DL. Are either worth giving up for Bonifacio or Dee Gordon? I’m probably 3rd or 4th best in steals right now most weeks already but my power is tops.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman for Gordon

      • Drew says:
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        @Grey: So Zimmerman is the 3B you want the least and you prefer Gordon over Bonifacio? Just clarifying…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zimmerman who has a wonky shoulder and out for 6 weeks? Yeah…

          • Drew says:
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            @Grey: Well when you put it that way…

            Thanks Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  142. Deck says:
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    3 moves a week and I always handcuff myself by doing 2-3 at the beginning, I am trying to stop but I can’t. Guys I’m interested in are Chavez, Richards, Webb, Brothers, Strop, Allen.

    Most droppable guys I have: Scheppers (obvious), Kelley, Paxton, Lohse, Taveras.

    Since I have Machado, Taveras (NA), Fister, Paxton, Walker all on the DL I am running with 4 SP right now. What do I do without making short-sighted moves. Lohse will be gone once everyone is healthy but he is kind of important right now since I’m so low on SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Paxton and Scheppers for Chavez and Strop, hold a move for now…

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: Gregerson available now too, does that change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gregerson over Strop

          • Deck says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              BTW, really enjoying the vape you sent me, great stuff!

              • Deck says:
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                @Grey: Good to hear! We are releasing another line soon that will have some really good fruit flavors as well, not sure if you’ve gotten a chance to check the site, but I think you’ll like them. Trying to avoid shameless self promotion but the page is in my profile.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, have checked it out…. Good stuff!

  143. Bunny says:
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    Walker or Salazar?
    Kluber or Evoaldi?

    And which is best of the 4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker…Eovaldi…Walker is best

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: you had salazar #116 and walker #185 in top 400. what changed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker’s due back any day and Salazar hasn’t been great

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey: thanks. trying to maintain a little patience with the -zar-k-man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya, I would too

  144. Rags says:
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    NL-only two catcher league with weekly moves and a transaction fee so streaming catchers isn’t an option. Roto, with OBP instead of average.

    Here are the guys available:
    Pena, Brayan C CIN
    Federowicz, Tim C LAD
    Leon, Sandy C WAS
    Sanchez, Hector C SF
    Laird, Gerald C ATL
    Baker, John C CHC
    Recker, Anthony C NYM
    Barnhart, Tucker C CIN
    Nieves, Wil C PHI
    Maldonado, Martin C MIL Butera, Drew C LAD
    Mathis, Jeff C MIA

    That is literally every catcher available who’s had an at-bat.
    So which one is the best of my bad options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Leon…

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey: Is “none” really better? I can leave the roster spot empty if I want.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, just go Leon

          • Rags says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. NL-only two catcher leagues can get U G L Y.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  145. JT says:
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    Points league: Pick 2: Jed Lowrie, Brandon Phillips, and Dee Gordon….Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips, Gordon

  146. Abuelito Perez says:
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    Hey there Greyjoy,
    10 team 5×5. Mike Napoli was dropped and sitting on waivers. My situation is this:
    1b: Abreu
    CI: Hosmer
    UTL: Fatt Adams
    Bench: Arenado
    Bench: Melky
    with bad pitchers such as: Buchholtz, AJ Burnett, Josh Fields.
    Should I drop any of the above for Napoli? Is it wise to try and hoard players to trade even though it’s no guarantee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where would you play him?

      • Abuelito Perez says:
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        @Grey:

        Could play him over Fatt Adams, or keep as a trade piece ?

  147. Harris says:
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    Funny stuff as usual… Should I be concerned about Allan Craig? It’s a 10 team h2h league. The best 1b on the wire looks to be Napoli. I’m guessing to just leave Craig alone for a while?
    Thanks

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: BTW Smoak is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave him be for a bit

  148. Jacks says:
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    SON continues to love Kennedy at home, $16.6 v COL. Despite getting hit around twice, I think there’s reason to stick with him. DET and LAD were tuff match ups, his velo is up, and his K/BB ratio is pretty sweet. He’s just always a bit unnerving as he doesn’t have overpowering stuff and has to walk that tightrope with his command. There’s always a chance he gets pounded. Any thoughts Grey? Any hesitation about his start this week at home v COL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him at home in most leagues

  149. Anson Wells says:
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    Was just offered Eovaldi for Mujica…
    Do I take it and laugh all the way to the fantasy bank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  150. gareth says:
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    I miss comatose Blue jay fan. He’d have been so ecstatic with the Mark buerle performances so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  151. Moose Out Front says:
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    Closer stache: Allen or Veras?

    Trade my Pujos for Fielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Veras… I’d take Fielder

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

  152. Max says:
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    Bumgarner for Kershaw, which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  153. tank1 says:
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    Deal C. Davis and Buccholz for either C. Lee or Bumgardner and Rizzo? Like the upgrade in pitching but not sure the drop from Davis to Rizzo is worth it. Thanks.

    • gareth says:
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      @tank1: bum rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  154. gareth says:
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    My closers are being picked off slasher movie style right now.

    Veras walked too far into the woods and was hacked to death.

    Uehara was slashed in the shoulder.

    Lindstrom got blown up real good.

    I am now waiting for the moment when my remaining closer (the geriatric latroy Hawkins) gets euthanized by his brother.

  155. Ryan says:
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    So… Looks like a guy in my league has been ravaged by injuries to his pitching staff (Cobb, Latos, etc..).

    I was thinking of offering him my Cespedes/Cingrani for his Adam Jones. Does that sound fair or am I giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones

  156. Brian says:
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    12 team H2H 6×5 with OPS as the sixth.

    Do I drop B. Miller for recently dropped J. Rolls? Or stay the course!!

    Rest of my teams hitters are Gattis, Fielder. Altuve, Sequra, Alvarez, Harper, J up, Gordon, Trumbo, Arenado, LaRoche.De Aza.

    Love your work!!! Keep it up

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  157. Todd says:
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    I was just offered Teheran for cashner after his 1 hitter. Been looking to get Teheran in this keeper league, should I make this trade, sell higher for a bat or hold?
    Mahalo as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  158. serch says:
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    Is it possible we do not have a glossary term for a player that is chronically injured, year after fking year?

    • gareth says:
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      @serch: retired.

      • serch says:
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        @gareth: I wish, there are a slew of guys like this making bank and sinking fantasy teams all across this great land of ours…R. Zimmerman is just fkin killing my Spring!

  159. gareth says:
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    I had an odd fantasy versus fandom paradox yesterday.

    The Indians were down 1 – 2 in the 9th and lindstrom comes out. Sure I’d get a save but my Indians lose.

    Abreau makes an error at 1st and the tribe player gets on base with no one out. Then another Indian gets aboard. They both score. The tribe takes the lead with 0 EARNED RUNS for lindstrom. I’ll take that.

    But theres a twist.

    Praying mantis lookalike Alexei Ramirez hits a 2 run home run of Axford for a walk off, and Lindstrom gets the vulture win.

    Post game emotions: FML. SMH. YAY? no they lost. Consolation prize? I guess.

  160. JV says:
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    Tyson Ross at home vs SF OR Dan Haren at home vs ARZ this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

  161. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Hi Grey, sweet post!

    Drop Khris Davis for Laroche?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  162. Brendan says:
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    I’m looking to trade Alexei Ramirez. I like him a lot and think he does well the rest of the season, but right now he’s the top fantasy player at any position on Yahoo! and I don’t think there’s anyway he ends up anywhere near number one at the end of the season. My other shortstop is Everth Cabrera. I would really like to “sell high” on him right now and try getting a great hitter who is going to give me power, a SP ace who I can consistently start, or a reliable closer with a high strikeout potential. Who are some players I could target in a trade? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends in your league who needs him

  163. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts:
    Buccholz @ CWS (8.2)
    Garza vs STL (7.7)
    Cole @ CIN (7.3)
    Ryu @ SF (7.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Buccholz

  164. Andrew says:
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    With a OF of Braun, Harper, Moss, Yelich and Khris Davis in a 12 team keeper points league, can I safely drop K. Davis for Gregory Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  165. Jimmy says:
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    Get: Anibal Sanchez and Jed Lowrie

    Give: Justin Masterson, Edward Mujica, Xander Bogaerts, and Nick Castellanos

    Trade or Hold?

    Roster in previous post.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade

  166. Bone Face n Harmony says:
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    Just lost Cobb, flip Dom Brown for Tony Cingrani? 12T H2H, n Brown would be replaced at UTIL by Rasmus or possibly LaRoche if i get him off waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. Quinn says:
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    as you can see I need closer help:

    Three offers on the table
    1. I send Goldy and Tim Hudon for Cutch, Chapman
    2. I send Goldy and Evoldi for Cutch , Chapman
    3. I send Goldy for Cespedes, Jordan Zimmerman and Greg Holland

    Help,

    Should I trade goldy and if so which trade?

    C Yan Gomes, Cle C
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
    2B Jason Kipnis, Cle 2B
    3B Kyle Seager, Sea 3B
    SS Adeiny Hechavarria, Mia SS
    2B/SS Kolten Wong, StL 2B
    1B/3B Conor Gillaspie, CWS 3B
    OF Bryce Harper, Wsh OF
    OF B.J. Upton, Atl OF
    OF Justin Upton, Atl OF
    OF Hunter Pence, SF OF
    OF Corey Hart, Sea 1B, OF
    UTIL Ryan Zimmerman*, Wsh 3B DL15
    Bench Nick Castellanos, Det OF

    PITCHERS
    SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS ACTION
    P Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
    P Zack Greinke, LAD SP
    P Nate Eovaldi, Mia SP
    P Sergio Santos, Tor RP
    P Tim Hudson, SF SP
    P Jason Vargas, KC SP
    P Jose Quintana, CWS SP
    P Edward Mujica, Bos RP
    P Hector Rondon, ChC RP
    Bench Garrett Richards, LAA SP, RP
    Bench Corey Kluber, Cle SP
    DL Mat Latos*, Cin SP DL15

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade Goldy… Get a cheap closer

      • Joe B says:
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        @Grey: I think that is some good value for Goldschmidt. I’m sure Laroche is on the waiver wire.

  168. Allan says:
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    Grey I’ve got Taijuan Walker stashed on my dl. Assuming he comes back at the end of the week I’ll have to drop a pitcher to make room. My current rotation is Shields, Bumgardner, Teheran, Gray, Fernandez, Cole, Bailey, and Kazmir. Who do I let go for Walker if anyone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

      • Allan says:
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        @Grey: much appreciated. Keep up the good work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  169. hmmmmm says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5
    was offered billy hamilton, hyun-jin ryu, and michael pineda for ryan braun.
    would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  170. Hondo says:
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    Drop Eaton or Matt Adams for Laroche or Morse at UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton for LaRoche if you need power

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.With Miggy and Prince being slow out of the box,and my Homey Rzimm now being dead to me(effing 3 times now is enough) I need to come up with a plan so “I got the Power”

        Giancarlo,Brad Miller and Beltran are my only guys(kinda) coming through in power.

  171. jaw says:
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    drop veras for any of hector rondon, daniel webb, josh fields, matt albers or farnsworth? closers are tommy hunter, veras, gregerson, and chapman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  172. spm7189 says:
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    I am hurting at 3B and SS this year (namely because I didn’t bother grabbing one of either till fairly late). Seager is my regular starter (and in a league that counts walks he hasn’t been total murder) but he’s weighing down my lineup like a Bartolo Colon-sized anchor. The guy I’ve been swapping in an out with him based on matchups has been Frazier but he’s not doing a whole lot better. Should I dump Frazier for Mr. Plouffe? And at SS I’ve had Villar going and again while he hasn’t been absolutely Cozart-levels of awful he still hasn’t been producing. I was thinking of adding Alcides Escobar to split time with him but I’d have to dump Carlos Martinez. Should I just be patient and keep plugging in Villar and hang onto Martinez? I’ll take whatever marginal improvements I can because category wins now are just as important as after the All-Star Break. And btw thanks as always for the wonderful write-up glad to see some love for my Trumboner.

    • spm7189 says:
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      @spm7189: Oooo follow-up question I forgot to ask: ROS, Mesoraco or Gomes?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Mesoraco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • spm7189 says:
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        @Grey: That’s a hold for both the Frazier/Plouffe and Escobar/Martinez moves?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  173. MeMyselfAndI says:
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    Laughed out loud at the Delmon Young jew-hating crack. Well played sir. I like the cut of your jib.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  174. herschel says:
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    @Grey: closerpocalypse. Weekly roto league. Start soria (4 vs sea, 3 vs cws) or santos (3 @ min, 3 @ cle)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  175. Joe B says:
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    @Quinn: Option 3 and don’t look back… Put Hart at 1B and drop Vargas and Richards. Done

  176. Picard56 says:
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    Isn’t it time to just give up on Eric Hosmer now? For his career he’s been mainly a ground ball hitter and that doesn’t get the ball in the air enough to get home runs. I think this year its at around 60 percent so far. He may only get 16 home runs for a first baseman. As the cool kids would say that is ‘Weak Sauce.’

    Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More of a line drive hitter…

  177. Ralph says:
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    Which side of this trade would you want?

    Rizzo and Y. Ventura for Jose Abreu and Aramis Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  178. Ron says:
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    I’m going to re-post this cause it was probably accidentally skipped over…(I hope)

    After hitting HR’s in 4 straight games is NOW the time to Sell A-Gon?

    I’m entertaining going after a couple of guys. Can you tell me who should be my the top 3 targets from the list below. This is a points leagues that has -1 for Striekouts.

    Fielder, Harper, Jones, Encarnacion, Choo, Craig, Bautista

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder, Harper, Jones

  179. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Chris Owings or DJ Lemahieu in an NL only league. Who would you rather have as a backup inflielder? (DJ is eligible at 2B and 3B)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: wish i had that choice in my NL only for infield guys. my choices are between tejada/amarista/valbuena (and today amarista was taken away by somebody else in case i changed my mind). damn zimmerman making me start one of those.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Valbuena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  180. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I’m just gonna put the slightly NSFW twitter pic here. You can google the full thing yourself if you so choose. US Airways: We can land it even when you don’t have a landing strip! (You’ll get that if you see the NSFW in full, gory detail):

    https://twitter.com/rui/status/455794936802443264

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  181. Oppo Taco says:
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    Rank these arms ROS please, iwakuma, Pineda, Ross, Chavez
    Ranked properly? Trying to trade bonafacio and one of the last 3 arms for
    Iwakuma. Good to offer any of them? What’s your preferred order. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, that’s ranked… Sure, that works with Bonifacio…

  182. gareth says:
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    T. Ross versus San Francisco
    Vargas versus Minnesota
    Hudson @ san Diego

    Who do I sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  183. Earlycoff says:
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    Need to pick up one 3b this week….

    Lawrie, Semien, Plouffe, Sandoval, Solarte, Schoop, Reynolds…which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

      • Earlycoff says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  184. g-stav says:
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    Nice article! I was hoping you could rate these 3 pitchers please! Wily Peralta vs Martin Perez vs Trevor Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Wily

  185. LaterTater says:
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    Hey Grey,great work as always.

    i lost r zimm, joining the bandwagon
    my q:

    12 team std yahoo H2H league

    other owner makes me this offer:
    i give: dee gordon
    i get: panda and jj hardy

    now,

    1) i already picked up mini donkey to replace r zimm, so i think i’m ok to reject this, but what do you think? (kinda punted steals but, i do have a jones and kinsler)

    2) thinking of doing counter offer, as he needs sp, to give my verlander for his prince? again, what do you think?

    3) what do you think if the other team would only do the original deal plus counter, that is give verlander and gordon and get prince, panda and jj?

    thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do 3 and 2, in that order

      • LaterTater says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks! what quick service! let’s see matthew berry do that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  186. Mike says:
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    Which side (5*5 + OBP, SLG, QS):
    J. Upton & T. Ross or J. Bruce & A. Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool. I was deciding between that offer or A. Gordon and T. Ross for J. Donaldson and H. Iwakuma. Is it obvious I want to deal Ross after his good start yesterday??? #VoteOfConfidence

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  187. Jacks says:
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    WOW. From twitter: The #Athletics are 105-47 in Coco Crisp’s last 162 starts.

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Jacks: Geez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  188. gareth says:
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    Nice to see gyorko get a shiny new contract. It appears the Padres are wholly unconcerned by his slow start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They read my buy!

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: HAH!

  189. Abuelito Perez says:
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    Add Travis Wood for AJ Burnett or Buccholtz in a 10 team 5×5 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Abuelito Perez says:
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      @Abuelito Perez:

      OR JESSE CHAVEZ ?

  190. gareth says:
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    I got offered a trade the other day in the rcl:

    I get: Pedro Alvarez, Dominic Brown

    I give: Carlos Santana, Dexter Fowler

    I hesitated because a waiver guy like gomes, montero or Navarro would be my primary catcher if I traded Santana. I currently have headley at third. The deal is now expired. Should I go back and send the offer again on hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  191. MB says:
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    Which two do I start in 5×5 roto with 9 P spots?

    Koji, mujica, aj burnett, a Simon

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica, Burnett

  192. gareth says:
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    My team:

    C Santana
    1b goldy
    2b kipnis
    3b headley
    Ss Villar
    mi gyorko
    ci swisher
    of Stanton
    of pence
    of granderson
    of khris davis
    of Fowler
    ut v mart

    Pitchers:

    Sale
    price
    cain
    masterson
    lester
    t. Hudson
    Vargas
    uehara
    lindstrom
    Hawkins

    Bench – gomes, revere, streamer

  193. gareth says:
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    Id like to upgrade ss and closers – what players are expendable for these upgrades?

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth:

      3 proven steps to success:

      1- Ask him nicely.
      2- Post link to team page, and account password.
      3- Say thank you.

      It really works.

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: thanks kid A!

        My password is _kidasadouche.

        Just Kidding!

        • Kid A says:
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          @gareth:

          Hey! That’s the same one I use!

  194. Dirt dogs says:
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    Does It make any sense to trade abreu or segura for chapman??? If so who should I look to dump first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  195. SteveNZ says:
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    Here’s one for you (and to get me subscribed): Freddie Freeman has swung at 58 pitches in the strike zone this season.

    He’s missed 3 of them.

    • Cram It says:
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      @SteveNZ: That’s my boy. Chipper Jones was in the booth during one of the home games over the weekend and he said he was chatting with Freeman and Freddie said, “There’s nothing a pitcher can throw me right now to get me out.” Chipper elaborated in that he meant there’s no “out pitch” they can serve up. Dude is confident.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow!

  196. Ernie Johnson says:
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    Pedroia was dropped in my league(!?) I have Altuve and Gyorko. Is it worth dropping either of them to pick up Pedroia? You had them all within pretty close range of each other before the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  197. Snake Hips says:
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    Please rank top 3 closers: serg santos, broxton, mujica, Henderson, Hawkins, Webb, rondon, Allen.

    I own chapman, so is it ideal for me to have brox? Or do you think I should grab the better closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins, Santos, Broxton

  198. E says:
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    9 team roto 5 x 5

    FA Ps include: T. Walker, Ervin, Kluber, Jim Johnson
    FA Bats: Eaton, Pagan, Morse

    Any suggested swaps? Soriano will get elig for that DH spot in a few games.

    C Salvador Perez, KC C
    1B Prince Fielder, Tex 1B
    2B Anthony Rendon, Wsh
    3B Pedro Alvarez, Pit 3B
    SS Jean Segura, Mil SS
    OF Mike Trout, LAA OF
    OF Brandon Moss, Oak 1B, OF
    OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF
    DH
    Bench Allen Craig, StL 1B, OF
    Bench Wil Myers, TB OF
    Bench Alfonso Soriano, NYY OF
    Bench Brandon Belt, SF 1B
    Bench Melky Cabrera, Tor OF
    Bench Dee Gordon, LAD SS, 2B
    DL Jurickson Profar*, Tex 2B, DH DL15
    SP Felix Hernandez, Sea SP
    SP Max Scherzer, Det SP
    SP Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
    SP Justin Verlander, Det SP
    SP Homer Bailey, Cin SP PP
    RP Trevor Rosenthal, StL RP
    RP Joakim Soria, Tex RP
    RP Sergio Santos, Tor RP
    RP Edward Mujica, Bos RP
    Bench Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    DL Alex Cobb*, TB SP DL15

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Melky for Ervin

  199. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need some WW help at OF. how do you rank the top three from these guys: brantley, cain, k davis, kubel, lake, ozuna, rasmus and viciedo.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Brantley, Ozuna

  200. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Would you consider dropping Hosmer for Dee Gordon? Nice read, keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  201. SteveNZ says:
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    Anyone else giving Stults a twirl today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, SON likes it though…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: SON has some ground to make up with me, so we’ll see how it goes…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: hutchison did great the other day and SON loved him. I didn’t trust him at BAL so I passed. But we all know how useless COL is on road at pitchers parks. Erlin tomorrow too.

  202. Abuelito Perez says:
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    Chavez, Robbie Erlin, Lance Lynn over AJ Burnett 10team5x5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Chavez

  203. Joe G says:
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    Grey who you prefer starling Castro or aaron hil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

      • Joe G says:
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        @Grey: starling Castro or tony cingrani

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cingrani

  204. bigwormsherm says:
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    Give up: Howie Kendrick & Chris Tillman
    Get: Jedd Gyroko & Taijuan Walker

    Good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  205. bossmanjunior says:
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    I saw you say Gregerson over Strop above but got the opposite advise yesterday. Can you clarify? I have Gregerson right now and Strop is available. Im working with yearly move limit.

    If Strop gets the first save opp would you put him ahead of Gregerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  206. goodfold2 says:
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    asche or kouzmanoff today. Hitter T doesn’t have Kouzmanoff in it yet. i know all TEX players rated highly due to playing Elias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  207. SteveNZ says:
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    Always nice to see someone who made a hit of a name for himself and then disappeared, find his way back to the majors. Talking about Kouzmanoff.

    So who’s next? Felipe Lopez, maybe? Remember drafting him in the 6th round once…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Even going to take Kouz for a spin today – for old times’ sake.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, nostalgia

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: It ain’t what it used to be.

  208. Rags says:
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    This is my first year doing mixed league and points, and so far I’ve stuck pretty close to my projection values even though it’s led to some counter-intuitive results (I’m much higher on guys like Prado, Aoki, Pence and Swisher than I normally would be).

    A guy offered me Votto for Rizzo and “pitching.” It seemed like a no brainer but when I went to check their relative point values to figure out what kind of pitcher would be fair, I actually had Rizzo scoring more points the rest of the season than Votto (using Steamer ROS projections). 50 more walks = 2HR and 10 RBI.

    This is my long way of asking, “When do you stop looking at projections and use common sense?”

    Of his players I like, I have Stanton scoring 500pts the rest of the way, Heyward at 460.

    On my roster I’ve got Braun at 519, Aoki at 513, Beltran at 509, Swisher at 434.

    Would you offer Swisher and Peavy for Heyward? Is Braun and Peavy too much for Stanton?

    I don’t trust my own judgment in a mixed points league yet, but if I stick too closely to my point values is everyone going to think I’m nuts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward there…Not too much for Stanton

  209. ThE sHiT says:
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    Lake or Kubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  210. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start Jesse Chavez tonight @LAA? Roto league in which erasmo masterson Salazar have been dropping a number 2 on my ratios and Ross was a son of a bench yesterday……today is a new day! Still early…..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  211. Hoog says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m stuck with Zimmerman and need a backup. Reynolds and Moose are both on the DL. Who should I go with?

    Also, I’ve gotten an interesting offer. 12team h2h quality starts league. Was offered beltre for wainwright. I can put Zimmerman at util when he comes back. Thoughts on this? My rotation looks like Wainwright, Lee, Bum, Masterson, Gray, Archer, Porcello, Buchholz so losing wainwright wouldn’t kill me.

    • Hoog says:
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      @Hoog: both on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose is on the DL?

      • Hoog says:
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        @Grey: sorry, meant to say on waivers. Trying to choose between him and Reynolds to replace Zimmerman at 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beltre there and grab Moose

  212. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’m guessing you agreed with the guy above who told me to just bench Masterson and wait and drop Gee for Eovaldi. 10 team 10 man benches with quite a few decent waiver pitchers. H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  213. Sange76 says:
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    What combination of LaRoche or Swisher with Neil walker or Daniel Murphy would you roll with in a 12 team h2h points league? Thanks!

    • Sange76 says:
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      @Sange76:

      For bench/fill in roles…my team isn’t that bad. Haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche, Murphy

  214. Alan says:
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    start yelich 2nite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not?

  215. SteveNZ says:
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    LOL – Freeman strikes out. Of course he does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, you jinx him pretty good… You’re better than a 100 MPH cutter

  216. Jon says:
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    Would you deal Sergio Santos for Neil Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  217. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    williams’ darts came out good today, harper hitting 4th.

  218. frankgrimes says:
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    what OFers are worth a Cain and Minor package?

    • gareth says:
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      @frankgrimes: cain and minor sound like chris and herbert from family guy.

      • gareth says:
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        @gareth: lol @ minor package.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A #1… Maybe Bruce

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes, Frazier just sonavabenched my opponent…

  220. Greyismyhero says:
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    Happy Monday…..What’s your thoughts on Erlin this year? I seemed to miss your take. He just a streamer for now at home? Would you drop Nova for him for ROS? Also, I never ask a catcher question and pretend I never did but circumstances call for it….I have Castro everywhere…Mes or Castro ROS? I would hate to miss out on this years Castro with Mes when Castro could regress, hmmm….One last thing…safe to drop K. Davis now and pick up the likes of Parra or other OF’ers that are hot? Thanks Grey and as always SMOKE THE GREEN-6 DAYS—420!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, streamer at home… Sure, you can grab Parra there… Smoke it!

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    And damn, I almost picked up Walker everywhere he was available, but then didn’t…

  222. Kid A says:
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    Bailey really living up to his F-ING name tonight.
    Good thing I own him everywhere.
    Wait, what?!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Kid A: i only own him this year in NL only 11 teamer, where of course he’s my ace. Thank god he cost just a little too much this year. last 2 years i had him in every league. what’s wrong with him? i heard his velocity was fine and he was just getting unlucky but this is far too many homers allowed for just that to explain it.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

        I don’t know what the hell is wrong with him – I’ll leave that to the experts and my nightmares.

        I do know that he just launched a wild pitch that almost skulled ME- and I’m like 15 countries south of Cincinnati.

        Drafting pitchers named “homer” is like betting on gray horses. You just never should.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Kid A: another back to back homers. how do you K that many guys (9 in 5 innings) but also allow that many homers? sounds like bad luck, unless those balls are getting just crushed.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Kid A: I don’t actively wish ill on anyone but as the only one behind you in ERA and WHIP in the FCL, I’m quietly and respectfully hoping the Pirates pour it on…

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        There are 3 people behind me in WHIP – TYVFM.

        I believe this counts as a SteveNZ reverse jinx, so you better get your own fire extinguisher ready. You’re next.

        Here’s another idea: grow some arms and stop banging your beak into the keyboard, future chicken.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Kid A: Might want to take another look at the standings there…

          • Kid A says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            It teeters, then it totters.

            Rock or sea salt for my wounds, you sadist?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Kid A: So I see. No salt for you, though. With an ERA north of 5 and a WHIP of 1.50+ I actually wouldn’t mind being in your situation!

            • bossmanjunior says:
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              @Kid A:

              Plenty of salt in those tears…

  223. bossmanjunior says:
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    WTF Bailey?!?

    So glad I own Bailey, Cobb, Fister, and Robertson everywhere.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I feel your pain boss-man as most of us razzers do by owning those fellows….esp Cobb, had him everywhere, that one hurt.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Greyismyhero:

        Double painful as a Rays fan. Doing a photoshoot for Fox Sports this Thursday and Friday at the Rays game and looks like I’ll get to see Bedard and Ramos pitch. Ugh.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Back to back homers of mehh hitters and then strikes out the side. Im so confused!

  224. Kid A says:
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    Archer crapping the bed too. Dear lord.

    Ever thought about putting up a classifieds section here on the site?

    Somewhere that we(I!) can sell our(my!) shitty RCL teams, maybe?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @Kid A:

      Watching the game now. Just doesn’t have typical fastball command, throwing his slider too much, and isn’t pitching inside. Guys are just leaning over the plate.

      • Kid A says:
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        @bossmanjunior:

        Meatballs for everyone. Ugh…

        • bossmanjunior says:
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          @Kid A:

          Sounds like they may leave him in for a while to eat innings…

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Kid A: speaking of that game, what the F !##!#!#! is going on with A. Jones this year? Ticker tease right there….goodness!

      • Kid A says:
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        @Greyismyhero:

        I think it’s still early, but I haven’t looked at a clock in a really long time.

        Feels like it’s getting dark, too dark to see…

  225. grey and other wise razzers-

    changed my handle, too many “Tony” handles,

    havent been around enough lately, got a quick question I could probably answer if I read thru all the posts the past few days, BUT are we dropping Lince? What about CC?

    snagged these dudes up late in my RCL but they’re effing killing me…. my ERA is over 5

    snarf!

    got a new website for my art if anyone’s interested (I made the trophy a few years back for the RCL champion) http://www.TonyJYoung.com

    check it out, got some new work up…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TONY! Hey, man, good to see you… Love the ‘Lie Strong’ trophy, ha! I’d look elsewhere from Lincecum and CC…

      • @Grey: whats up grey, thanks for the
        kind words on the trophy…. On the sides “Juan Pelotas Cafe” is his actual coffee shop he named Juan as a play on the term ONE and Pelota is the spanish word for BALL, and he had testicular cancer = ONE BALL….. awesome, so funny lance.

        I’ve got a bobby knight one in the works…. with him jumping back into the media circus i was inspired. COMING SOON.

        I’ll have to look for someone to drop these bums for (CC & LINCE)…. crazy to drop some former cy youngs for a waiver add, but there time has come and gone….i know when i need to move on, i can only hope to poison someone elses team with them!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, hoping they’re a poison pill for someone else

  226. dk says:
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    Waiver priority: Eovaldi or Martin Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  227. Mitch says:
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    Call me crazy, but it’s not good when your “ace” gives up back to back homers twice in the same game. F YOU HOMER BAILEY.

  228. costaricanchata says:
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    WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON , HERE ??!!

    replay / challenge of lombardozzi
    beating the throw (?) at 1st base ….
    announcer (perhaps jim palmer) said
    new rule does not require the glove to close !!

    now , i’m really confused .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      what have they done to my game ??

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      There have been so many bullshit “no catch” calls on transfers this year. Even the language is contradicting in the rule book.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just you wait, soon they won’t have gloves, but those broomsticks with nets like in lacrosse…

  229. bossmanjunior says:
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    Interesting notes on Bailey’s start

    - 60% k-rate
    - 80% hr/fb (4 out of 5 fly balls for home runs)
    - Started two innings with back-to-back home runs then struck out the side
    - eligible for the win (pleeeeease!)

    This reminds me of the Salazar start last week. Overall ugly line but a lot of positive regression to be had. I assume the wind must be reeeealy blowing out.

    • Mitch says:
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      @bossmanjunior: no more win. Another set of back-to-backs for the bucs. Unreal.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Mitch:

        Holy shit. Walker and Sanchez back to back twice. Now im rooting for another Marte home run.

    • Kid A says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      It’s blowing 20 to RF in Arlington. I’m surprised there haven’t been any dongs yet.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Kid A: ha Dongs has to be the best term for HRs

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @bossmanjunior: He didn’t have a 60% k rate. He faced 23 batters and struck out 9 of them. Still very impressive, but not 60%.

  230. Kid A says:
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    A 15 MPH tailwind at Great American should trigger a FEMA alert.

  231. Derrick says:
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    Mesoraco…wow. I love him.

    #1 overall C at the end of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I hope so!

  232. y4 says:
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    I have Fielder, Pujols, and Rizzo in a keeper league. Rizzo next year will be $19. Who should I target in a trade? Is he a sell high? I need to move a 1b but Fielder and Pujols are below value right now.

    My team ( I stream pitching)

    c Rosario
    1 Fielder
    2 Pedroia
    3 Arenado
    s Owings
    o A.Jones
    o J.Upton
    o Rios
    u Pujols

    bn Rizzo, Beltran, Bonifacio, Melky
    dl Reyes

    sp Shields, Liriano, Lohse, T.Hudson, Peavy, Porcello, Gee, Hale
    rp Santos, Hawkins, Kelley, Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get…He’s not a sell high, per se

  233. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    why other chris davis 2 days off in a row. this doesn’t bode well for NL only league and me.

  234. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, that decision to go Wong over Walker really working out.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: it’s neil walker. must be something to do with either wind local to stadium or cold rain somehow helping homers (that doesn’t make sense, but it’s not that windy in Cincinnatti proper tonight though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  235. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m from STL and I actually cannot remember last time Lynn looked anywhere near this good on road, esp in hitters park. In one league where i have DET/MIL/CLE only MIL is playing today, but they don’t appear to be. Garza’s doing good i guess.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: now even that garza part is gone. great, so i bench him for his 2 great starts and play him (only due to having looked great twice) today.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @goodfold2: Lynn is one of the best in baseball, relievers included, against righties. All the best bats the Brewers have are right handed, and the lefties they threw out today are below league average.

  236. Grey-

    my lgs h2h but 10×10 cats

    what do you think of this deal Carlos Gomez for Shelby Miller/Brantley?

    Which side would you rather be on???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez side, not close

      • @Grey: thanks im gonna offer it up…. i’ve got shelby/brantley…. i can see miller having a bad year, i kinda feel he went too many innings last yr…. who knows. thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • @Grey: OH and its a lg with alot of indians fans…. so i go tthat working for me if it is so lopsided. I like gomez, just not a full on believer, YET, i guess when if he gets on my squad, im all in on him….

  237. ferris says:
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    Lincecum or eovaldi if you have the luxury of picking favorable matchups?

    Veras or strop ros?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ferris: eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Veras

  238. goodfold2 says:
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    20 homers in 6 games so far today. pretty sick. nice to have gattis in one place.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 2nd 3 homers in a row for the year too, on rosenberg who i was thinking about using in NL only. I’ll keep thinking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I wish I had more

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: only gattis/zunino/frazier/mesoraco for me, none in the same league. mesoraco in quite a few, so that’s good. dom brown just got his first. never really thought avilan was that good.

  239. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    So, this guy just dropped Aoki in my 16-teamer. Would you lose Cody Asche, Alex Gordon or Erasmo Ramirez to pick him up? I’m leaning to Erasmo since we have 10-pitcher start count per week (H2H), and I can trade Gordon or someone for a pitcher later.

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @goodfold2: Yeah. That was the Bourbon County Stout talking.

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @goodfold2: And I just hate that dip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: Well, if that doesn’t make sense. Thanks and click ads.

  240. Deuces Wild says:
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    Wong or D Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  241. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Dom Brown. I wonder what Tehol is doing right now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: don’t try to picture that. please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Running the streets like it’s the running of the bulls, only it’s him in a mankini

  242. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    before anybody freaks out, Diekman is NOT the PHI closer, just Papelnuts and Bastardo had pitched in three str days.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Chunk: plus watch what’s about to happen, somebody didn’t make an out he should’ve, and now bases loaded with 1 out.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wish it’d would’ve been gattis’ 3rd instead of uggla’s 2nd.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: however i have no idea why kimbrel isn’t in here, but we at Razzball i’m sure love it. SAGNOF friendly manager apparently. Kimbrel didn’t pitch yesterday at all. but he did go 3 out of last 5 days.

  243. DrEasy says:
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    What to think of Espinosa? With Zim gone and Rendon shifted to 3B, he’s getting regular at-bats at 2B again. I’m hurting at 2B/SS, and am carrying Kelly Johnson, Villar and Cozart (whom I drafted hoping for some SAGNOF, but looks like it ain’t happening). Thinking of dumping Cozart for Espinosa. Yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey: Done! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  244. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with all the chavez love is he better than any of gee/pineda.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i see from earlier somebody else correctly ranked pineda over chavez so really it’s down to gee vs chavez vs eovaldi. can only have one of them, at least if i want to hold masterson too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could try with Gee

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: really, earlier today somebody else said to quickly drop gee for eovaldi, and you thought that was cool, only new part was which of those 3 were better. Gee does have next coming up start, but it’s @ARI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all dependent on matchups, not like one’s extremely better right now

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: ok so just pick the one with best up coming starts.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, sir

  245. SteveNZ says:
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    Yes! My ERA is now below 5 in the FCL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And back above 5. Stupid Padre defense.

  246. goodfold2 says:
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    watching STL-MIL game and the STL announcer says he heard that in MIL the starting pitcher for the day gets to pick which jersey they are going to wear for the day. today is old school one. pretty cool that day’s pitcher gets to pick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But why was David Carpenter used? Anyone know?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: not me, kimbrel was used on 9/11/12th but not yesterday.

  247. SteveNZ says:
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    Pujols!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YES!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, what does Twitter say about David Carpenter being used?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Kimbrel pitched 3 of the last 5 days is all I’ve heard

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: Would have been better off running to the wire instead of joining this conversation!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weird

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nothing at this stage. Just a bunch of people saying Hey it’s Carpenter not Kimbrel/David Carpenter sucks/David Carpenter is awesome

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: david carpenter was wonderful last year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  248. goodfold2 says:
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    score keepers getting stupid to start the year, somehow stults currently listed with earned run on tulo infield hit that scored a guy who only got on 2nd from evercab error. that’s not an earned run retards. also carmart not yet listed as save even though he pitched 2 whole innings to end the game with 4 run lead.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: they already fixed the stults thing.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @goodfold2: You need to pitch 3 in those circumstances to get a save.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: i literally was just looking that up. so no save. i thought it was 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, this smells weird

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @8008: me loving that “normal soreness”. these guys should be owned really anyway other than small RP slot leagues. carpenter/walden

  249. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    Grey,
    Pujols/abreu/segura- can you rank these three in order for the rest of the season in terms of overall fantasy value?

    Also… Bourn/Hart/Crisp in order????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re ranked in the rankings

  250. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus effing Christ, Stults. Complete inability to pick up a streamer in the RCL and have him go any good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: we’re pissed that a guy with almost no K potential only has 1 earned run in 4 innings and no lead. the whip sucks but a lot of these hits are slapped singles.

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        @goodfold2: i’m also assuming the only ones of us streaming that guy are either in H2H leagues or are bottom 3 era/whip if roto leagues. i know i am in the 2 spots i put him in. Or it’s a 20 team league.

  251. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Ervin Santana threw 20 changeups today, and got 7 swings and misses with it. He’s throwing his changeup over 10% of the time so far this season (over 20% today), and if it’s now a legit third pitch, he is going to destroy the NL.

    Oh, did I mention his 4 seam fastball averaged over 94 as well? We might be looking at a K per inning with a walk rate in the low 2s.

    • Abuelito Perez says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop:

      I know I’m mad I don’t own him. He’d be a nice #6 or #7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, really liking him this year…

  252. Abuelito Perez says:
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    Does anyone have a nickname for Yoenis? He just hit a missile over the right field wall, dare I say he’s back ?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Abuelito Perez: cesspit dust, created by CLE announcer quoted here by Gareth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Centipede

  253. Gray says:
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    Bailey and Stults have destroyed my shot at winning WHIP this week

  254. Fungazi says:
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    Grab Zunino for Castro or wait a while longer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  255. Carlos says:
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    Chavez looking really good through 5. Getting a lot of ground balls and just struck out Trout with a runner on second.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you still like Eovaldi over Chavez after Chavez’s start today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Chavez

          • Carlos says:
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            @Grey:

            Hard to ignore that K/BB ratio

  256. SteveNZ says:
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    F*** off Stults, you wanker.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah we really should’ve went with Lyles, who somehow is throwing nearly half balls, but only has 2 walks,and era under 3. Stults can still get QS however. If so a Whip ruining one though.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: no more QS, yanked at 96 pitches.

  257. Abuelito Perez says:
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    Don’t want to jinx your boy Grey, but Chavez is looking nice…
    10 team 5×5. Add Chavez for any of following:
    Benchbat: Melky
    Benchbat: Arenado
    Cliff Lee
    Julio Teheran
    Michael Wacha
    Yordano
    Eovaldi
    Kluber
    Buccholtz
    AJ Burnett
    Frieri
    Tommy Hunter
    Josh Fields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fields

  258. SteveNZ says:
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    Matt Moore having TJ surgery next week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: like how he idiotically thought it might work to “pitch through it”. It certainly appears nearly none of these professional athletes have ever had any sort of training in thinking before. Harvey thought it might work to “rest it”. It’s a torn ligament in the part of your arm needed to throw a baseball really hard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  259. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    Darvish for Hanley, in need of pitching… Who wins?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Bostondirtdogs: The guy that gets Hanley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  260. goodfold2 says:
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    baby, batty calling duda today (thanks Hitter T) sure worked good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  261. agarthered says:
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    Drop Masterson or Porcello for Chavez?

    I know it’s early, but chavez’s k’s look gooooood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  262. gareth says:
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    Khris Davis is starting to concern me. He’s not starting, then not producing when he does play. Flash in the pan or #its early?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @gareth: I’d rather have him than Reddick he is absolutely horrible

      • gareth says:
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        @frankgrimes: reddick was already put on waivers in our league. No ones touching him. Hes been lost for a while now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: i’m hoping he was only benched twice since he made a really dumb defensive play back on saturday. It’s not like Schafer is hitting

  263. Alex says:
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    If you needed steals and were set in all 6 other categories in 7×7 with obp and slg, which trade would you feel most comfortable with?

    Thanks

    My J Up for his Ellsbury
    My J Up for Choo
    My Ortiz for Choo
    My A Gordon for Jennings, Crisp or Victorino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz trade

  264. Kid A says:
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    Cuddyer made it to week 2 before breaking himself. That’s something.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: it’s that damn wall again, man those things sure do creep up on you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marked improvement!

  265. losapher says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman owner. Currently have Emily Boneface at 3B. Would you be comfortable having him for the remainder of Zimm’s absence or should I look into someone like Asche, Castellanos, Mostsuckass… I also could slide Gyorko from MI to 3B and add someone else like Dan Murphy, Jeter, Kelly Johnson, Wong, Owings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong and Gyorko