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All strikeouts aren’t created equal, apparently.  Holy Samardballs, are you kidding me?  It was a short schedule day.  There’s no middle relief disinfectant for this feces you sprayed all over my team.  Why do you hurt me, Jeff Samardzija?  Did I not show you enough preseason love?  Did my March cuddles not warm your cockles?  Did the hype get to your head?  Are you better suited for football?  Are you a great Scrabble word in search of a pitching repertoire?  What the effin’ eff are you doing to my ratios?  I GOT QUESTIONS, Y’ALL!  Yesterday, his line was 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER and today he’s dropped to waivers.  You can’t hold a guy who’s as explosive as bad Mexican food.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mark Reynolds – Indians designated him for assignment.  That assignment is to suck less.  If he fails to accept his assignment, the Orioles have expressed interest.  Baltimore said, “Reynolds’ whiffs would add some nice relief from our muggy summers.”

Dioner Navarro – Will undergo an MRI on his ankle.  He’s hoping it’s nothing because the Food Network just picked up his show, Dioner, Drive-ins and Dives.

Michael Young – Scratched when he woke up with hamstring tightness.  I wonder if he was running in his dreams.

Casper Wells – Phils claimed him.  This is his fifth team this year.  For those other four teams, Casper’s merely a ghost.

Darin Ruf – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Who airs his power out?  Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!  Now has three homers in the last week while hitting near-.300.  The average won’t stay so pretty, but, if you’re dying for power, you can do worse.  Look at me having faith in you doing worse.

Cody Asche – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He had some of the air let out of his balloon with Young not being traded, but Cody’s a good name to look at in deep keepers because I think even the Phils have finally figured out a 29-year-old John Mayberry Jr. isn’t the team ‘getting younger’ even if he has a junior in his name.

Carlos Ruiz – 2-for-5, 2 runs as he hit in the two hole, which is less of a compliment for Ruiz and more of an indictment of the Phillies lineup.  I mean, c’mon, they had Kevin Frandsen hit leadoff, go oh-for-five and play 1st base.  Yet, they still clobbered Samardzija.  Hayzeus Christo.

Ethan Martin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Coming into this game his K-rate was 12.46!  Too bad his ERA was 12.46 too.  Sad trombone.

Jason Grilli – Will resume throwing this weekend.  I hate to wish harm on anyone (no, I don’t), but can we form a prayer seahorse-shape that Melancon stays the closer for the rest of the year?

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  I guess these Marlins weren’t that MIA.  Ugh, roofies are going to be the death of me like two out of every ten Americans in Thailand.  (Those are almost exact words of Mother Albright after I told her Cougar and I were thinking about going to Thailand on our honeymoon.  Mother has been watching too much Locked Up Abroad.)

Neil Walker – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  I promise you it’ll get more exciting than that.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his first major league homer.  This was the first home run by someone who as recently as this past weekend was carded to see a PG-13 movie.  Doogie, we love you!  I’d also pick up Doogie in all leagues where you’re hurting for some sexy-as-fudge upside.  Since he’s moved into the leadoff spot, he’s hit in eight of nine games with eight of those coming in a row, which is a crazy long-winded way of saying he’s hit in eight straight games while hitting leadoff.  Damn, came up just short of the Guinness record for a run-on sentence.  Better luck next time, Grey!

Placido Polanco – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  After the game, he signed autographs.  Oh, wait, that was con artist who stole Polanco’s checkbook and had an unbeknownst Placido sign it.

Jose Fernandez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.58 ERA.   The Defector has put together a terrific season, obviously.  So, with that said, what keeps him out of the top 20 starters for next year?  He’s 21 years old, in a great pitchers’ park and has everything to go along with the great ERA — 1.04 WHIP and 9.70 K-rate.  I’m not sure there’s anything keeping him out of the top 20.  Shoot, he might be top 15 for me next year.  We’ll see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Bruce Chen – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Red Sox as he lowers him ERA to 1.79.  That’s just your run-of-the-mill WTF?!  Imagine Bruce Chen is sitting at a train station, waiting for the 4:45 train.  The 4:45 train is loaded with hits, runs, lousy starts.  They even named the 4:45 train after the ERA it brings with it.  Trains come and go and Chen just sits there, no 4:45 train.  Eventually, that train does show up.  It always does.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  At 11:00 AM PST, hit refresh and it will magically appear.

Billy Butler – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  After the homer, he provocatively squeezed his moob.

Alcides Escobar – 1-for-3 and his 13th steal.  He’s hitting close to .300 in the last week and I have to think he gets close to 25 steals on the year.  So, guess who just picked him up?  It rhymes with Chez Alsprite.

Stephen Drew – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  About the hottest bat in the majors right now as he bats near-.500 (it might actually just be straight .500) in the last week.  It’ll end, probably with a season-ending injury, but grab him while he’s going well.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 6 baserunners, 1 ER (two unearned runs), 4 Ks.  This is the most meh start.  Meh’s better than eh or feh, but still very meh, which, of course, is not what Pedroia’s brother has to register as, that’s a ‘meh Lester.’

Tim Lincecum – 8 IP, 2 baserunners (1 hit), 8 Ks.  I can say fairly confidently this is the best he’s looked in about two years, which is without me looking at all of his starts, so my memory may be just producing some confirmation bias or some other Psych 101 buzzword.  As I said about a month ago, Lincecum is back.  He’s been back for the better part of this year.  His peripherals look nearly identical to his 2011 season when he had a 2.74 ERA.  Right now, the only issue is his BABIP is up a tad and he’s giving up a few more homers.  The only drastic difference with his stuff between this year and 2011 is his velocity is off two miles per hour.  That’s a tad concerning, but his percentage of pitches swung at and missed is up from 2011.  I don’t fully trust him in tough matchups, but, outside of Coors, I’d start him in every game.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week with two homers.  I’m burnt out on this guy.  “I thought you’d use burnt out for me.”  That’s Lincecum poking his head in my office.  What I mean is Belt has showed tremendous potential for the shortest of time periods in the past, then he goes back to looking like he’s going to be overtaken by Bret Pill.  “I get no thrills from Pills!”  Okay, that’s enough, Lincecum.  Supposedly, Belt has altered his swing and feeling much better in the box.  That’s what he said!  Huh?  Belt won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could be.  He’s here now, how much do you need?  Take take take, you!

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.300 in the last week with absolutely nothing else.  He’s actually done that the whole year (7 homers, 1 steal).  Martin Prado looks at that and burps, then he excuses himself.  He’s classy.

Marco Scutaro – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Member what I said fifteen words ago about Crawford?  If you don’t, you might want to up your meds.  Scutaro has 2 homers and one steal on the year.  Prado looks at that and farts, but fans it away from you.  Stay classy, Prado.

Pablo Sandoval – 0-for-3, hitting .259 with 9 homers.  From the Files of Sad But True, this year Brandon Belt has given more fantasy value than Sandoval.  That’s no oval, more like Sandzero.

Aramis Ramirez – Brewers won’t activate him today.  I just came up with a revolutionary idea.  You may want to lower the volume on your brain, otherwise this will blow your mind.  Players shouldn’t be paid if they’re on the DL.  Let them get paid for every at-bat, hit, home run, RBI, whatever.  But if they’re off the field, the salary stops.  I’m like the anti-Marvin Miller.

Yadier Molina – Cards expect him to be ready to return on August 15th.  Trainers said he’s already doing some light running.  Then his brother Bengie said, “Nah, that’s known as Molina running.”

Carlos Martinez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks and Shelby Miller will be able to rejoin the rotation after that scary incident on Wednesday.  No, not when he walked into the bathroom on Matt Adams.  I mean, the liner off his elbow.  So, C-Mart is headed back to the minors.  Love, peace and hair grease.

Michael Wacha – Wacha Flocka Flame is headed to the majors to start on Saturday for a spot start.  So do you Wacha, Wacha want Wacha want?  Sure, for a spot start against the Cubs, but since he’ll be sent down to the minors after don’t get carried away with yourself like you’re sucking in helium.

A.J. Ellis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Geez, what a terrible season– Oh, wait, he now has more homers than Matt Kemp.  Oops.

Dee Gordon – 1-for-3 and a steal.  A Dee Gordon sighting!  I love those.  With Hanley at least a few days away, Gordon could continue to see oportunities, which, of course, means SAGNOF!

Carl Crawford – 2-for-5, 1 run.  I know I can’t be the only one this happens to, you see a name and you’re like, “Oh, he must be doing good,” then you look at his stats and you’re like, “Dolores, we have a problem, Carl Crawford has 5 homers and 11 steals.”  He’s been doing great recently, but this doode got old fast.  The Dodgers better be careful, they’re like a year away from being the Yankees or worse, the Angels.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks to lower his ERA to 2.99.  Member when I ranked him crazy high in the preseason?  Then I moved him down because some sites — ESPN, Yahoo, CBS — didn’t even rank him at all, so I was like grab him, but you don’t have to reach because no one else has apparently heard of him.  Member that?  You’re welcome.

Nate Schierholtz – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, as he hits near-.350 in the last week.  Nate Rightiehitz, or whatever I named him the other day, was facing?  That’s correct, a righty.  You’re smart!

Rickie Weeks – To the DL after hearing something pop.  I can guarantee you he didn’t hear the pop coming off his bat.  Maybe Scooter Gennett was opening a bottle of champagne.

Yu Darvish – Tightness in his gluteus maximus.  He should make his gluteus maximus talk like Ace Ventura and say, “Are you not entertained?”

Alex Rios – Rangers claimed him on waivers, but before it happens there’s still enough hoops to jump through to make Lassie go a little crazy.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, moving his record to 17-1.  I wonder if there’s only so much of my love to go around and that’s why Giancarlo’s not having a good season.  It’s like when a new baby is born and the firstborn gets all jealous and shizz and starts chewing through your favorite sneakers.  At least that’s what I hear toddlers do, I don’t know, I don’t have kids, that I know of.  Sometimes I do see young kids and I imagine what they would look like with a mustache, but none have come close to my handsomeness.

Alex Avila – Sent back to Detroit for concussion tests after taking a foul ball off his mask.  I’m sure he’ll get the best treatment at the 8 Mile Hospital & Car Impound.

Prince Fielder – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .260.  Has 17 homers on the year.  I’m not betting a large amount on him not hitting 30+ homers again next year, but the big-bellied do not age gracefully.  Things that make you go hmm…

Victor Martinez – 2-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, but how about Ryan Raburn pitching?!  People love position players pitching.  It’s like watching a dog drive a car.  So, here’s an idea, at least once a week a team has to pitch a position player for at least one batter.  Think about the drama when it’s a close game on Sunday and you know Leyland’s gotta let Prince Fielder pitch.  Baseball, while you are terrific, I just made you better.

Dillon Gee – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Rudy’s had Gee for a little over a month now, and I can understand it.  Gee’s ERA since the end of May is 2.55.  What I can’t as easily understand is how he’s only owned in 12% of ESPN leagues.  Take out 10,000 leagues that Snafu Larry owns so he can build up his virtual trophy shelf, and you have ten actual ESPN leagues, so Gee is owned in 12% of those 10 leagues, which is about one league.  Wow, Rudy’s the only one that owns Gee is all of ESPN?!  That’s crazy, but it’s gotta be right.  I did the math myself.

Charlie Culberson – 0-for-3 with a steal.  Between this guy, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson, the Rockies sound like the C. Thomas Howell All-Stars trying to get a college scholarship.

Jeff Manship – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I liked him better when he was Jefferson Manship.

303 Responses

  1. uziguzi says:
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    Thanks for the laughs. Oh, and the fantasy advice. Yes, I see, there was some of that sprinkled in. Fun read. Plus, you’re good at math!

  2. Jet says:
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    Drop EYJ for Yelich?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Jet: like last week

  3. Piranhaman says:
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    hi Grey, yesterday was too hard time for Samardjiza owners like us.

    i also dropped him when he was hit homer by Darin Ruf, and grabbed Danny Salazar.

    The Shark has been on rollercoaster all year. his upside was lots of K’s, that’s all.

    actually, he was unlucky yesterday. Junior Lake and Starlin Castro gave him unrecorded errors.

    in another awful inning, his throw to 3rd base spoiled himself completely.

    but, that’s baseball. either of Cubs’ defense and offense couldn’t save himself and fantasy owners.

    i just hope Salazar should be better slightly than him.

    most of my nightmares have been removed slowly. they’re Rutledge, Frazier and Samardzija.

    so bright future will come shortly, right? haha.

    nice article Grey, good luck!

  4. Marqo says:
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    J-Fear -> Top-10 next year!

    • Wheeler in the sky says:
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      @Marqo:
      Yeah it’s nice to see Grey FINALLY see the light on Jo-Fer. Dude’s going to have a better career than Harvey IMO. I’ve watched each of his starts and his stuff is filthy.

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Wheeler in the sky: Well… Better than Harvey might be getting carried away…

        • Wheeler in the sky says:
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          @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist:
          His #’s are close right now and he’s 20, Harvey’s 24. I don’t think I’m getting carried away at all. Watched Harvey pitch 5 times, watched every Jo-Fer start. I did say IMO, but for me Jo-Fer’s definitely better. Time will tell…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marqo: I don’t know if he’s going to get up there, but I guess maybe…

  5. bossmanjunior says:
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    J. Castro v Garza or W. Ramos v Lannan?

  6. costaricanchata says:
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    you bet your ass that smardzyoucouldn’tgiveupjustfiveorsixruns?ija was dropped to waivers .
    enjoyedtheK’sbutnowit’ssayonaracity after yesterday .

    btw …. gee blurb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFgFUudn9Vw
    am still sticking with the crazy uncle bob theory ,
    but nice try .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      don’t know what the hell happened there .

      was supposed to read :
      btw … gee blurb (arrow) excellent !
      (followed by)
      are you trying to throw me off the trail ?
      you couldn’t possibly be this guy (arrow) … link

      i don’t even own an iphone or an ipad …. so i have no idea how that got screwed up .
      time for bed , i guess .

  7. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Samardjinal

  8. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I’m thinking of giving markakis the heave ho in my “fighting for respectability but have no chance of winning” league, I figure Schomatos or bust

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      When is the last time you’ve got to say “Sparkakis!”? Dropping him would just ruin all the fun…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: I’m not laughing

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: wow, I just did it, I know it’s out of place, but you are my confidence…..before lunch

  9. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Grey will enjoy the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. It is almost all NFL.

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: so it’s basically a regular sports illustrated minus having something to do with LeBron?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: The only SI that I’ve ever seen is the one where the display the new bathing attire for the year…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: never heard of it, I just look at porn, uh…I mean gentlemen’s magagzines

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Yes, they do. If there was a Razzball magazine, I would buy it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  10. stonepie says:
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    manship is due for some great one liners

    rockies ride the (man)ship to victory
    Braves sink manship, rockies in slugfest

  11. Jason says:
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    Pick up Ruf over Cody Ross? Looking for some more pop right now. Also what are you’re thought on Peavy @ KC? I looked at his numbers and they’re not great at KC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Sure, try it

      • Jason says:
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        How about Peavy @ KC …??? His numbers are not that great there. Do you think he’s worth starting or is he a sit?

  12. Trout Fishing says:
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    10-team 5×5 roto. Currently sitting in 2nd overall, 1st in batting cats, but 4th in pitching (lately dropping). My starters are Latos, Zimmerman, Cain, Bailey, Gio, Cingrani.

    First place guy offered Darvish and Puig for my Trout. He has got a killer SP line-up with Darvish, Strasburg, Scherzer, Price, Moore, Salazar.

    Thoughts on trade as is, or maybe going for two of his top pitchers for Trout? Darvish + Scherzer

      • Jhonny B-gone says:
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        @Grey: To be clear, trade my Trout for Darvish and Puig.

        And yes I am in a non-keeper league.

        Would you like Scherzer over Darvish in that trade?

  13. brett says:
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    Sorry for the long post, but I really need help in my 12 team daily roto keeper league. 6×6 w/ops and holds

    I am currently in 3rd 2 pts back of 1st. The easiest ways to gain pts is in wins but can gain a few points in hitting. Trying to do an offer to get adam jones and give up some great keepers. Can you rank these deals 1 best to 4 worst. My roster is below.

    1 Jones for Minor
    2 Jones and Hammels for Minor and Rosario
    3 Jones and Uhera for Minor and Hawkins
    4. Jones, Hammels, Uhera for Minor, Cobb and Hawkins.

    C V Mart
    1b Rizzo
    2b Phillips
    SS Castro
    3b Longoria
    MI Hill
    CI Machado
    OF Harper
    OF Gomez
    OF Puig
    OF Choo
    OF Cespedes
    Util Rosario
    DL Kemp

    SP Strasberg
    SP Grienke
    Sp Weaver
    SP Minor
    SP Bailey
    RP Hawkins
    RP Walden
    RP Balfour
    P Holland
    P K Jansen
    B Cobb
    B Wood
    DL Parnell

    • Call Me Crazy But... says:
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      @brett: dude I dont know what manager in their right mind would trade away Adam Jones for what you’re offering. He’s a top 10 player and you’re offering mid-tier pitching. Not to mention Koji is far better than Hawkins. Can’t imagine guys in your league would be happy if one of these got accepted.

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Call Me Crazy But…: Your nuts if you place Jones in the same category of any of those bums you are offering…Great keepers? I dont see any, Minor is ok, but come on….

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @brett:
      These are the sort of offers that would make me just not want to deal with the dude who sends em. Like ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Trades aren’t close

  14. Nightpandas says:
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    As a Jays fan your Molina reference has invoked painful memories of Bengie “running” the base paths….

    Moose Tacos as a keeper over Arenado?

  15. FiveCentMillionaire says:
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    good morning Grey… who (in your expert opinion) holds more long term keeper/dynasty value between RUF and ASCHE?

  16. Yeshcheese says:
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    Strange but true; Schierholtz is german for Schmotato!

  17. Yeshcheese says:
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    And Samardzija is German for Schadenfreude, snitches!

  18. JoeG says:
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    Are there any hitters coming up other than Avisail Garcia or Wilmer Flores that can help this last month and a half? Daily mixed 6×6 roto.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @JoeG:
      Xaaaaaandaaaahhh!

    • JoeG says:
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      @JoeG:
      Sorry, other than X-BON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: You should ask Prospect Scott in his last post…

  19. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Lincecum just pops his head into your “office?” You really need a lock on that bathroom door Grey. I mean, what if cougar was in there?!?

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: she would Freak

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Alky Sobrera:
      That said, please continue to answer questions from the john while the lock is being installed. Thoughts on Liriano in Coors today? I generally sit just about anyone once they’re more than .95 miles high, but he’s been so ace-like all year. Decent start with 40% chance of a blowup?

  20. G says:
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    Best waiver add of moustakis, schierhotlz, or yellich?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @G: Depends on needs, but I like Yellich and absolutely loathe Moustakas. I will never ever ever ever own him anywhere as long as I’m alive.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: thank you for demonstrating that this game is solely about the numbers, and emotions never, ever, ever, eva-eva, get in the way…

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Wake Up: He will never, ever, ever, ever have the numbers. He’s Greek.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Yelich, does depend on needs

      • G says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Raftman says:
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    Should I drop Kendrick for Walker? I’ve got Boagarts waiting in the wings….

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Raftman: sure

  22. PhatBoy71 says:
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    Was just offered Giancarlo and Verlander for Darvish and Carlos Gonzalez . Std H2H league,6 keepers. Good ?

  23. de nachos says:
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    Timmy or Matty Moore ROS, I can’t believe I’m asking that question. My Lince pickup was completely SON inspired, which is also making take a hard look its love for Beachy this week.

  24. Frank White says:
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    hey… would u give Samardzija, rios and holliday for Harper n masterson???

    • Frank White says:
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      Actually I asked that question again with more info so you can wait to answer that if you want. thanks

  25. J-ON says:
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    Greystachio,

    Who puts up the better numbers for the remainder of the year: Wallace, Villar, Yelich, Miller , lake?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @J-ON: They all do different things. Tie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-ON: Villar, agree with Cram though

  26. Carns says:
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    …it’s like watching a dog drive a car…. Just another example of 4 or so people in cubicles around me wondering what I found so funny that I can’t stop occassionally giggling 5 minutes after the initial outburst. God, that is such a great mental image, picturing my own dog at the wheel careening down 295 in a Buick…. ahh shit Grey, that was f’n good. Made me forget about Samardzija for awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns: Ha, thanks!

  27. choplanta says:
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    I Kennedy/erasmo Ramirez ROS

    fister/ shark ROS

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @choplanta:
      “Fister/Shark ROS?” Would be an awesome shark week special imo.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Alky Sobrera: I would love to see the Discovery Channel get fisted…well, I don’t literally want to watch it happen…but, I would like to know somehow that it did happen for sure, and that the Discovery Channel didn’t enjoy it at all…

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @choplanta:
      Kennedy(mostly at home) and Fister.

  28. Joey B. says:
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    Grey (and all other readers) – We all agree that Samardzija is droppable in a non-keeper, 12-team mixed league if Salazar is available?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Joey B.:
      Yup. Too inconsistent, and too prone to blow up your ratios.

  29. The Strolg says:
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    I feel bad. I should have warned all you Samardzija owners. I took my 3 year old daughter to her first Cubs game yesterday. Initiation is always a little rough. Just a lifetime of suffering ahead. Go Blackhawks!

    • The Strolg says:
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      P.S. The oldtimer behind me was beside himself when he saw Ruiz batting second after Frandsen. Starting explaining to his old lady that Manuel must be loosing his marbles.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @The Strolg: Loosing? They’re lost… I didn’t have a way to look it up but I wonder when the last time a Phils 1st baseman hit leadoff… I’m guessing never…

  30. Frank White says:
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    Hey Guys… I know I wrote this before but I wanted to remind you. 10 team mixed and everyone is deep in pitchers. So I have
    Latos
    Samardzija
    Cole
    Shelby M
    Archer
    Iwakuma
    Porcello
    Edwin J
    Cain
    Cole
    Salazar
    and another spot for streaming
    Batting- Wieters, Fielder, Altuve, Reyes, Zimmerman, McCutchen, Justin Upton, Holliday, Rios, Cody Ross and Bogaerts on bench… Do you think I should trade- Rios, Holliday and Samardzija for Bryce Harper and Masterson??

    • Frank White says:
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      I just feel like Harper is hardly playing as well as one of those batters but Masterson is a good replacement for Samard.. Idk

      • Frank White says:
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        but doesn’t it kill me on the batting end.. Harper isn’t doing any better then Rios or Holliday.. Let alone both

        • Frank White says:
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          Wait I just offered him Samard and Edwin Jackson for Masterson.. Do you like that better?

          • Frank White says:
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            He said yes

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sounds better, nicely done

            • Frank White says:
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              should I try to throw Holliday or Rios to maybe get Harper too?? Why not right?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sure, Holliday

                • Frank White says:
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                  Another thing.. I have Kluber on DL and I know he isn’t coming back for our playoffs but I can use that DL spot. Do you think I should pick up Roy Halladay to replace him on DL??

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Sure

  31. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Man, I thought I screwed myself with the trade of Heyward/Samardzja for Kemp/Iwakuma a few weeks back when Heyward actually hit and Kemp landed on his ankle but 9 ER’s by Sammy to go with Heyward getting hurt like Kemp makes me feel a ton better. Iwakuma pitching well’s made it worth it.

  32. Hans Moleman Productions says:
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    14 team h2h. Trying to unload Melancon for a desperately needed upgrade at SP. ROS projections has him as a $15 player, but that likely doesn’t take into account Grilli getting his closer role back next month. In any event, I can’t imagine convincing anyone to give up a $15 SP for him. Realistically, how low should I be aiming?

    My SP are Burnett, Minor, Latos, Bailey, Porcello, Kazmir, Cole, EJax, and Moore (DL). Have Mujica and Balfour as closers as well. So clearly I need to do something to improve SP.

  33. Teddy Heater says:
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    Effin Suckfest crushed me yesterday too! Dizzzzdropped, at least I had Mad Max to balance it out a little bit, (you nailed that one so we can forgive you for the Smudge Love!)

    Sidenote: You’re not alone ……As per TMZ, Jon Voight can’t even watch Ray Donovan!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: HA! That’s hilarious on Ray Donovan… Thankfully Survivor’s not on or I’d lose my shizz…

  34. AdamH says:
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    I think I have Ryu on every team of mine. Thanks Chez!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Merci (or whatever’s you’re welcome in French)

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        de rien similar to de nada

        I passed over Max for Ryan Zimmerman someone shoot me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m sure you’re not the only one

  35. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I love Scherzer…too bad I won’t get him next season though. That’s okay, Verlander will drop and scoop him for the ‘rebound’ season. And you’re bang on about Fielder. I’d point to Ortiz, but given he’s a DH, he’s a different kettle of fish.

    And G. Cole is killing me! Wasn’t expecting that sort of start, way she goes I’m afraid.

    PS whatever happened to Richie Sexson? There’s a name you didn’t expect to hear when you woke up this morning.

  36. Sherm says:
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    OK Grey, little help over here. 10 team 5×5:

    Pujols down… Yelich replace
    Wright down… Moose kaka replace
    Moore down… Hellickson replace
    Hendrick down… Drew replace

    And to top it off… the Sub Marginal start.

    Do I drop any of the DL folks? for Middle Relievers? To help my bloated ERA and WHIP? It’s a limited keeper, only one pitcher, one IF, one OF, and Goldschmidt, JUpton and Scherzer are the leading candidates.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Sherm: One MR probably won’t help much at this point. I’d hold or lose Kendrick. Your team’s probably screwed anyway. :)

      • Sherm says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        It’s a beautiful (fantasy) world we live in
        a sweet romantic (and screwed) place
        Beautiful (injured) people everywhere (on my roster)
        The way they show they (don’t) care (about my imaginary team)
        Makes me want to say (and scream)
        It’s a beautiful (fantasy) world
        It’s a beautiful(ly horrible) world (on the DL)
        It’s a beautiful(ly yawnstipating) world (on the WW)
        For you (if you’re in first place)
        but not for me

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Sherm: Ha. Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Can lose Kendrick…Nice song

  37. liz says:
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    KZAR or porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @liz: K-zar

  38. Wake Up says:
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    Was it Fez Ballstrike?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: is that like wearing your balls on your hat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: That would be a great Hat Company name

  39. Wake Up says:
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    Pez Fallkite?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wake Up: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Not as good a hat company name

  40. AA says:
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    Gee or Niese ROS.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @AA: streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: Gee

  41. Ben says:
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    Brad Mills or A Escobar at SS the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Miller

  42. Gregorius Chant says:
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    The shark should have pitched much better recently, and it is Shark Week on discovery channel this week! WTF? This is especially painful being a cubs fan, ugghhhh! C’mon 2015! Anyway, I am in need of pitching help, especially after that turd that the shark dropped yesterday. Given I have some surplus in my outfield, what is the best and worst case scenario starting pitcher you would trade Adrian Gonzalez for?

    Thanks and I am still laughing about the B.J. Upton comment the other day, “It’s like you pay for dinner, movie, valet, drinks and you expect nothing, then…B.J.!” and that’s me quoting you!

  43. Ron says:
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    I need SAGNOF in the worst way! (Which sounds kind of dirty when I say it with such earnest…but anyway….)

    I currently roster E. Young (BN) and R. Grossman(BN) ).

    B.J. Upton, Dee Gordon, Venable, Lagares are all on the wire.

    Do I drop either/both of the guys I currently roster for any of the SAGNOF options on the wire?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Ron: drop Grossman for Upton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Upton over Young

  44. Louis says:
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    Im in a 28 team league where we have 100 mil in salary cap. Who do you prefer?

    Strasburg, who’s contract is currently 300,000 until the end of 2014, and then his pay increases to 11 mil for 2 years

    Or Tony Cingrani, who’s contract is currently 300,000 until the end of 2017, and then his pay increases to 11 mil for 2 years.

    Thanks!

  45. Ron says:
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    I seem to keep missing on the right SS to grab.

    I have Franklin right now but Dozier, Simmons, Miller, A. Escobar and B. Crawford are all on the wire and doing fairly well if not much better than Franklin.

    Do I stick with Franklin? If not, who are the top two guys from this list that you would replace him with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Alcides

      • willclark says:
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        @Grey: Didn’t you just rate Miller over Alicdes a few posts back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all a coin flip at this point… I went with Alcides here because there were a lot of options so I assumed a shallower league… Could see going with either depending on needs…

  46. JoeG says:
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    Help needed quickly, who wins this trade: Team A gets Eric Hosmer, Heyward,Alex Wood,
    Hiroki Kuroda. Team B gets Joey Votto, Darin Ruf, Giancarlo Stanton, Hyun-Jin Ryu and
    Miguel Gonzalez. I’m Team B. I don’t like giving up Heyward , Kuroda. Whata guys think? Daily mixed 6×6 roto.

    • The Thumb says:
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      @JoeG: team B…

    • fitz says:
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      @JoeG: Team B. 2 weeks ago you would have traded Heyward for scraps and now you’re getting Votto!

    • JoeG says:
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      @JoeG:
      Is Votto ,Ruf and Ryu for Hosmer and Alex Wood too much to ask for in a counter offer?

      • Louis says:
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        @JoeG: That’s pushing it man. Don’t worry about a counteroffer, just take the deal!

        Stanton > Heyward
        Ryu > Wood
        Votto > Hosmer
        Kuroda = Ruf + Gonzalez

        You’re getting a hell of a haul man.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JoeG: Yeah you won’t get that. You’re already getting Votto and Stanton, why you getting greedy?

        • JoeG says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:
          What about Hosmer, Alex Wood,Heyward for Votto, Ryu and Ruff ? Just hate to give up Heyward, will Ruff be worth more than him?

          • fitz says:
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            @JoeG: Dude, who cares about giving up Heyward when you’re getting Votto/Stanton? Just reject the trade and step away from the keyboard fantasy baseball is killing your brain cells!

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @JoeG: The first deal was better, where you get Stanton. I don’t know where you going with this man. Just step away.

  47. Wake Up says:
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    When I saw the Manship boxscore, I thought you would have some fun with that one…I tried to think of the one that you and JuanCarlos de Haterade would like the most…http://youtu.be/HCHIKgBZgMI…and then chose this one instead!

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: flashback started….wait I was never a part of the smelly hippy thing, wait was I. This is really confusing, wasn’t this the type of fan that hated “druggy and dopers” music

  48. The Thumb says:
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    So I added Byrd when Braun got Selig’d and pussied out. Now Byrd’s playing like a Tyrd. Bench him or just drop him altogether for Cody Ross?

    Thanks, Grey/Razzball nation

    • Wake Up says:
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      @The Thumb: Drop and move on can only ride the Byrd while it’s flying…

  49. Ed H. says:
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    G.C.A.,

    I’m tired of picking up and dropping SP’s.
    Which one of these can I count on for the rest of the season? HTH 12 tm

    Alex Wood, Scott Kazmir, Gerrit

    Muchos gracias

    • Ed H. says:
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      @Ed H.: add Beachy in there too

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Ed H.: sorry…none of the above

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ed H.: Count on ? None. You need to learn how to stream without getting tired. Cardio bro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed H.: They’re not ROS options

  50. EK says:
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    Pick one based on their projected schedules for H2H pts:

    Porcello @ CWS, vs KC, @ NYM, vs OAK, @ BOS, @ CWS, vs KC, vs CWS, vs MIN

    Griffin vs CLE, vs SEA, @ DET, vs TB, vs HOU, @ MIN, vs LAA, vs MIN, @ SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Do you have to keep one? Porcello

      • EK says:
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        @Grey: Actually don’t own either right now.. would you drop Gee for Porcello?

        His line-up: @ LAD, @SD, vs DET, vs PHI, @ ATL, vs WAS, vs MIA, vs SF, @ SF, vs MIL

  51. Wake Up says:
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    I know! Lez Alldyke?

  52. fitz says:
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    I currently have Lake at 3B. The team I have proposed the deal to has Machado at 3B and Longoria at Util. His OF is Trout/Lorenzo Cain/EY2/Victorino/AJax

    I offered red hot Justin Upton for Longoria.

    I have way too many OF as is with J. Upton/Crawford/Cespedes/Werth/Choo/Martin and Kemp on the DL.

    Seems to make a lot of sense. Guaranteed this squid rejects it!
    FML

      • fitz says:
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        @Grey: He countered with Machado instead of Longo. I think I have to do it given my depth at OF and blackhole at 3B. Luckily doubles is a category in this league so the drop off from Longoria isn’t as noticeable power wise. Think I gave up too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, sounds okay

          • fitz says:
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            @Grey: That’s kind of how I feel too especially considering Machado cooling off a lot since the AS break. Oh well. Thanks sir.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  53. smegma says:
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    2 questions:

    1. Thinking about selling Cuddy…please rank the following targets and whether you’d do the trade. Or is this just a wash? 12 team H2H points league and Cuddy is my UT so any position is open: Cuddy for Freeman/C.Gomez/Rios/Cespedes/Holliday.

    2. Offer Crisp for Rollins? Franklin is my SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: I’d take Cespedes, Freeman or Gomez… Sure

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey – I might be able to swing cuddy for cespedes straight up. Freeman or Gomez might take a little more to get. Would you throw in G.Cole or Beachy to get either Freeman or Gomez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d throw in either

  54. Tony says:
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    my side bet of Prince hitting over 31 HR’s is not looking good.

    “dodgers better be careful or they’ll look like the yanks or worse the LAA”

    ?

    Yankees are terrible, old and there’s no bright spots in sight, but at least LAA has TROUT! lol shit they have one good player at least who’s barely legal to have a drink….. now paying for hammy and Pujols, that was dumb and very yankee’s ISH……but i’d rather be LAA than NYY! (tribe fan)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: Yeah, that’s true about Trout, neither team is a recipe for success right now…

  55. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5.

    I was offered Josh Hamilton for Everth Cabrera. no comments, just the trade proposed.

    I’m completely out of it this season and more interested in 2014 plus.
    I’ve asked anyone who wanted to trade for Cabrera after he was suspended, and this is the only person who has shown any interest.
    Josh Hamilton has been a complete mess, but would he be worth the risk of keeping for next season based on who else is on my team.

    CA- Rosario. 1B- LaRoche. 2B- Rendon. 3B- Machado. SS- Hardy. IN- Gyorko.
    OF- Rios. OF- Victorino. OF- Dunn. OF- Colabello. UT- GJones.
    DL- Willingham. DL- Bourjos. DL- Blanks. DL- Perez.
    BN- Cabrera, Span, BCrawford, Dyson.
    SP- Price. SP- Bumgarner.
    RP- Jansen. RP- Ziegler.
    P- Liriano. P- Cosart. P- McCarthy. P- De La Rosa.
    BN- Milone, ERamirez, Arroyo, CMartinez.

    would Hamilton be worth trading for and keeping over 5 guys between..
    Price, Bumgarner, Machado, Rios, Rendon? Rosario? Jansen?
    I would only be trading away Cabrera, who I wouldn’t keep anyway right?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @SpecialFNK: I would take Hamilton there and keep him

  56. TJ says:
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    Kung Fu Panda, Moostinkus or Bogarts ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Moustakas

  57. choplanta says:
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    Got a keeper/dynasty question… Is cargo an elite player if he leaves Coors Field ?

    • fitz says:
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      @choplanta: He has significantly better road numbers then home this season so I would say he’s the real deal.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @choplanta: Before this year, I would have said possibly not. His road splits have been very mediocre until this year. I’d put him in the circle of trust now.

  58. Wake Up says:
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    Was just informed by my worser half that Chez doesn’t have a “z” sound in it…great! now i feel stupid and it looks like she’s deflated…

  59. Vottomatic says:
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    Stream Haren today vs PHI? Last 5 starts he has only 8 ER and 32 K’s

  60. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts:

    Griffin vs CLE ?
    Capuano vs NYM 16.0
    Kazmir @ MIN 9.0
    Porcello @ CWS 1.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Kazmir, Griffin

  61. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Does it make me any less of a man that, while I obsess over fantasy baseball and basketball, I have absolutely zero interest in fantasy football? You know, unlike 99 percent of the male species.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Yes. The fact that you don’t enjoy watching tall guys sticking there hands between much fatter guys ass and balls, while the fatter guys bend over in front of the tall guys, while the tall guys shout to the fat guys, give me the ball, I’m gonna hand it to one of the fast guys, and one or more of the strong guys are gonna hug them until they go to the ground and then lay on top of them, and then, if it was a really good hug, they will get up and do a little dance, in which he thrusts his balls back and forth and makes a motion with his hands like he has someone else bent over, guessing, probably one of the fatter guys, since it seems like that’s just what they do, the fact that you don’t like this, makes you less of a man!

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Wake Up:
        Hey! Don’t knock it until you’ve had fat dudes balls all up in your hands!

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: @Wake Up: @Alky Sobrera: I feel much better hahaha.

        Seriously though, it’s the stats right? Football stats are kind of bullsh*t right? And then there’s like 10 or so guys (lineman) on every play who get no stats at all. What’s that all about?

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Sixto Lezcano:

          remind me not to invite you into my fantasy checkers league .

          you and your brain-iac friends probably prefer chess , anyway .

  62. DrEasy says:
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    SON doesn’t like Liriano @ Coors today. What to do?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        with the likely liriano and burnett benchings from being in coors (and i’m probably still running porcello out there today) and my being near tied in era/whip, destroying opp in wins/falling behind in K’s (he has 6 more starts to my 3 due to benchings) should i drop shark for rienzo’s juicy start tomorrow? 10 team league here where I am in 1st place. Could later go back to either gee or shark. Shark seems more useful, but i also don’t want a start like that one blowing my face and wallet up if he were to do that in the playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  63. Andy says:
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    Trade my Price, Jim Johnson, Quintana, and Castro for his Posey? I need AVG, HR and R and am in first place in most pitching categories. FIrst place in saves by a mile so Johnson is easy to give up. But this still seems like a big price for the upgrade from Castro to Posey. My other pitchers are Cain, Greinke, Fister, and Kluber (DL). I would pickup someone like Kazmire to replace Price.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Andy: Posey’s not even a huge upgrade at this point. I would look for offense somewhere else at that price.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Andy: Ha. I didn’t even notice. You snuck one by me.

  64. TheNewGuy says:
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    Haha classic title.

    Drop Shark for Yelich?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: See…what the? You know Yelich doesn’t pitch right? Apples and oranges man.

  65. dude says:
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    Ivan Nova or Danny Salazar for ROS?

    Need some IF help – What can we expect ROS for Moustakis, Villar, and Miller? Could use a boost with just about all hitting categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Salazar… I’d go Villar for steals

  66. jro says:
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    As u said few days ago need production NOW! Starlin warmed up but no follow thru, drop for Drew, Ramirez, Miller, Hardy ?? Who would your top 2 be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jro: Drew, Miller

  67. Kevin says:
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    Please tell me you are joking about dropping Samardzija.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Depends on league size

  68. Dani says:
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    Would you add Beachy for a home start vs. Marlins in 12 teamer?

  69. ManuteBologna says:
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    I’ve been running with Brad Miller at SS/2b and he’s been solid even though unspectacular. Certainly better than the garbage Starlin gives me at SS

    As a sanity check, are any of the guys below that you like more than BMiller? I could use HR but none of these guys will help that much so I’m looking for OPS, RBI and low K’s

    Junior Lake
    Iglesias
    Villar
    Profar
    Wilmer Flores

  70. Louis says:
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    What’s your ROS and future projection for Tony Cingrani?

    Is he a legit #2 starter? Will he be moved to the pen? What do you think will happen with him, and what do you think his stats will look like ROS and a couple years from now?

    Thanks! Love the work that you do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably around 3.50 ERA, solid Ks… Hard to say with such little time since one bad start could change his numbers… He’s a solid #2 for next year…

  71. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Grey, do you do Draftkings at all? Probably have enough fantasy shizz to keep you occupied…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I don’t… Rudy likes it a lot
      though…

  72. Nick Swishersweet says:
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    Start Nova vs. Detroit and weaver @ Cleveland ?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Nick Swishersweet: Weaver definitely. I’d avoid a hot Detroit offense right now if I could.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both in some leagues

  73. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Adding Villar for the straight speed. Who would you drop?
    Altuve, Lake, Franklin. Leaning Franklin. Probably Franklin. It’s Franklin. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  74. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I forgot to post this earlier but tell Rudy i love the title, good to see a little Jimmy Cliff drop on Razzball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will let him know…

  75. steve says:
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    10 team, redraft, 5×5

    Drop Shelby Miller for Danny Salazar?

    Also, last year you included a hilarious story about your Grandfather and his dating multiple women at the same time. I’d like to share that story with a friend. Would you mind suggesting how I can find it here?

    Thanks Grey Almighty. Have a great weekend.

    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea how to find it, somewhere in the archives… Maybe Google Razzball + grandfather + dating? Not sure… I’d go Salazar

      • steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. dk says:
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    So who’s gonna get Reynold’s at-bats? Yan, GIambi or Raburn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Combo of Yan and Raburn, Giambi’s more of a pinch hitter

  77. EK says:
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    Pls rank for the short term H2H pts:

    Ziegler vs NYM
    Brothers vs PIT
    Frieri @ CLE
    Street @ CIN
    Cishek @ ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler, Brothers

  78. matt says:
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    That guy is more annoying than the virus on my galaxy S3 that keeps giving me pop up download NOW “candy crush saga links” True Story..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  79. fisherprice says:
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    Would you give J. Upton to get J. Fernandez in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you rather have for the ROS:

    G. Cole or Lackey?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

  81. Aero says:
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    Moustakas is heating up nicely, guess he’s an add over Arenado at this point, as he’s been kinda meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s anyone’s take on Calhoun? He’s hit pretty well since the call-up, but I’ll admit I don’t know shizz about the kid.

  83. t moore's mom's ghost says:
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    Dateline: Outside the RazzBall Luxury Office Building

    The mothers of the “disappeared commentors” gather outside at the fountain everyday holding photographs of their missing sons and daughters..

    They chant and give interviews to any who will stop to listen to their pleas for information and justice for their missing children…

    They chant, “STOP RAZZBALL DISAPPEARANCES NOW!!!!”

    Another, “PINOCHET OR MR. GREY… WHAT’S THE DIFF!!!”

    And, “JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED – STOP THE RAZZBALL JUNTA!!!!”

    And, “END RAZZBALL’S OPERATION CONDOR NOW!!!”

    And, on and. on..

    Above high in the tower, Mr Grey to the RB staff, “””Alright men, load up your industrial sized Mace backpacks, now… Lock and load… Let’s go get those old pinko biddies…. Remember, No Mercy!!!… FOR RAZZBALL, FREEDOM AND AMERICAN FAMILY VALUES””””

    *
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    *

    Renyolds to A’s or the Birds????

    Texas in rare MLB blocking waiver claim… WOW!! This is just not done in better MLB circles… Consider the source! It is a Texas team after all…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First, you raised a wonderful, thoughtful son, though he has been known to have some flights of fancy. You can have him back if you give us your other children. A fantasy baseball Sophie’s Choice.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @t moore’s mom’s ghost: Is my mother in Chile? I thought she was in Argentina asking Mr. Peron for her baby back…..ah, what’s the difference

      • t moore's mom's ghost says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Hate: You meant Lieutenant General Videla ( a Mr. Grey look-a-like by the way – or is it the other way around ???).. Peron was long gone by then

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @t moore’s mom’s ghost: I thought the mom’s around the fountain in the plaza are from the dirty war…..regardless there are so many amazing mustaches down there that I don’t think out mothers would ever come back

  84. EK says:
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    Wood vs MIA (Eovaldi) 11.7
    or
    Masterson vs LAA (Williams) 14.5

    H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson

  85. royce! says:
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    I missed out on Salazar because I was busy opening the bar in Nashville. If this costs me the championship in my h2h league I’m going to need to remember to never leave the house from April to October. Please remind me next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That will be your one big note. How did it go down in Nashville? Are you going to be going back there a lot?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Nashville went well. Worked nonstop for a couple of days to get it open and we got it open and it looks great, a lot of cool people showed up, and the food was excellent. I think it’s gonna work. I’m going out there again in Sept for a grand opening party w the other investors, but otherwise probably can’t justify going out more than once or twice a year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go to the new post and tell me what made you want to open a bar? Good investment, always wanted to?

  86. sanfran1966 says:
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    Cargo just put on the trading block. Would you bite? If so, what level player…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t want him

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks

        you looking at Taijuan anytime soon? If so, do you like him better than Salazar or Doubront. I have some extra bench bats I could lose if necessary.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not better than those two, I’m not looking at him either

  87. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey.

    Well, I missed out on Danny Salazar so I figured Carlos Martinez might be the next best choice since it seemd like Miller (who I own) may miss a few starts. I looked at CM’s note last night and it said he had a right index finger cramp. What the f!

    Fortunately, I couldn’t start him until next week, so I dropped him. Pitching be hard to come by.

    That’s all. Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  88. Aero says:
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    H2h redraft, 12-team… anyone else feel like they’re getting close to cutting Trumbo loose for schmotato/streamer action? Last 30 days .213 /.267/.725

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell him a month ago

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I tried to give him away for a snickers bar. Nobody would take him. Colon, dash, open parentheses emotocon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • Aero says:
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            @Grey: Seriously! Tried to trade him for Cole Hamels (not really a snickers bar, just one of the offers sent out) and it was rejected. The following week, the guy outright dropped Hamels.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s odd…That’s on the other guy there…

  89. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    When Xander Bogaerts gets called up, would you keep Franklin over him? Other option is to drop Wood or Medlen if one is delegated to the pen when Boegaerts call up occurs.

    Team:
    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring
    C: Wilson Ramos
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Nick Franklin
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Mike Trout, Alex Rios, Will Myers
    UTL: Starling Marte, Yasiel Puig
    BN: Dominic Brown

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Patrick Corbin, Tony Cingrani, Alex Wood
    RP: Edward Mujica, Steve Cishek, Joaquin Benoit
    DL: Johnny Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Franklin over him…

  90. Juice_0321 says:
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    The Shark and Street for my Ajax and Axford/fringe #3 SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  91. Grey

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

  92. papamsurf says:
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    Sat Ryu pitched Shark. Joy.

    If it gets me a higher pick next year, I am for it.

    Sad thing is I might have to keep Shark.

    My left hand tried to stop my right hand from typing that, but alas I am righthanded. Lefty gotse no chance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

  93. anthony says:
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    @grey you screwed with a roster move cmart sent back down and i dropped pettitte for him !! any the hoo cole mcallister latos or anibel san medlen h2h pts which side ???

  94. Worm turner says:
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    Hiya Grey,

    Looking for a SP upgrade for the playoffs, H2H/ 10 tm/ pts/ keeper.

    My lineup so far:
    Yu
    Stras
    Lee
    Peavy
    Teheran
    Corbin

    Thinking of sending Teheran and Profar for M Harvey.
    Is this a fair trade in your opinion? Also do you think they will pitch Harvey to the end of the season?

    Thanks!

  95. Grey

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

    • JJ says:
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      @Grey:
      I am debating dropping Wheeler in a 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we only keep 10). If it were a dynasty league i would keep him without hesitation. But since we only keep 10 and I already have Harvey, Fernandez and Cole who all will be facing inning limits, I feel like I should drop him.

      I was all set to grab Salazar but he was just taken.
      The only arms i see worth grabbing are
      R.PORCELLO
      M.ESTRADA
      W.PERALTA
      B.CHEN
      J.CHACIN
      A.CASHNER
      E.JACKSON
      Which of these guys would you grab for Wheeler?
      Or would you recommend hanging on to him
      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        PORCELLO

  96. JJ says:
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    I am debating dropping Wheeler in a 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we only keep 10). If it were a dynasty league i would keep him without hesitation. But since we only keep 10 and I already have Harvey, Fernandez and Cole who all will be facing inning limits, I feel like I should drop him.

    I was all set to grab Salazar but he was just taken.
    The only arms i see worth grabbing are
    R.PORCELLO
    M.ESTRADA
    W.PERALTA
    B.CHEN
    J.CHACIN
    A.CASHNER
    E.JACKSON
    Which of these guys would you grab for Wheeler?
    Or would you recommend hanging on to him
    Thanks

  97. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    I’m just gonna gloat a little my last 3 picks of the draft were Marte, Ryu, and last but not least Segura and I’m not in first place fuck Chris Davis!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… There’s a new post for me, btw

  98. The Wickler says:
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    Rank RoS: Lincecum, Lester, Cobb, M Moore, Gee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Lincecum, Gee

  99. fantasynoob says:
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    Thanks a lot Grey! I trusted you! I, I drafted Smarjdahole in almost every league. I’m on my way to the hospital for an operation by something called a ‘proctologist’ after that last outing. Not fun! My league commissioners have actually rated placed a MPAA rating on my ratios! Now kids can’t even look at my stats because they’re rated MA for gore and graphic violence. If it weren’t for the fact that all my teams are in medals because of your advice I’d be realllllllllly pissed!

    LOL

    • fantasynoob says:
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      @fantasynoob: Sorry. Just noticed you moved.

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