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According to Wikipedia, the Dozens is a game of spoken words between two contestants, common in African-American communities, where participants insult each other until one gives up.  Yesterday, we got a fantasy baseball version.  Felix Hernandez started in on Max Scherzer first, “Your name sounds like a character from a Michael Chabon novel!”  Scherzer lobbed back, “You could throw a no-hitter and lose!”  F-Her redoubled his efforts, “You need two sets of colored contacts!”  Scherzer stepped back and threw, “You’re gonna be traded to the Orioles for Erik Bedard!”  F-Her fired back, “Your first baseman is so fat his blood type is Ragu!”  “Oh, yeah?  Well, your center fielder is The Big FraGu!” F-Her threw 8 shutout innings with 12 Ks against one of the best offenses in the game; Scherzer gave up one run with 12 Ks against one of the worst.  Both:  Great.  Winner:  Last night, it was F-Her.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Jays.  Last year, his Ks were lackluster, which is also the worst thing you can say to Michael Bay.  “Hey, Michael, that wasn’t a blockbuster that was a lackluster!”  Bay, “From my films, I may appear to be a cyborg with no feelings, but that hurts.”  In 2012, Quintana threw a 136 1/3 innings and had a 5.35 K/9.  That’s embarrassingly bad.  That’s like taking your shoes off at your girlfriend’s parent’s house and revealing a hole in your socks, your feet smell, and you have a Little Mermaid ankle tattoo.  Quintana has always been solid with control.  He just needed some Ks.   This year…Through 17 2/3 IP…. He has… Wait for it…Here it comes… Wait, did I leave it in my other pants?  No, here it is in my other pocket… He has 17 Ks in 17 2/3 IP.  That’s good, over-the-internet friend.  He’s throwing about one mile per hour faster, too.  Granted, this is all small sample size stuff.  Want a bigger sample size?  That’s what he said (right before he was slapped)!   Last year through his first 104 1/3 IP, he had a 2.76 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.  If he has those ratios in addition to strikeouts, you might be the first person to hear about him, but won’t be the last.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Still has yet to go hitless since I recommended him! (Yes, that was only two days ago.)  Veni vidi Viciedo, for our Latin Americans.

Tyler Flowers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd home run.  Average is down to .195, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s where it is come September.

J.A. Happ – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Happ happens.

Jesus Montero – 1-for-5.  The Mariners said they will ‘mix and match’ who to start at catcher.  That sounds like a reduction in playing time as Jesus is nailed to the bench.

Oswaldo Arcia – The wannabe guido, Darin Mastroianni hit the DL with an ankle injury.  His brother, Capicola, says he just wants his momma’s attention.  Hey, Mastroianni, snap out of it!  Whatever the case, Oswaldo Arcia, my new favorite prospect in the world was recalled almost as quickly as he was sent down after his last call-up.  Following?  Good!  Oswaldo’s got solid power and I’d grab him for some sweet upside flyer goodness.

Didi Gregorius – The Gregorius D.I.D won’t be an everyday player, according to the Diamondbacks front office.  Their exact words were, “If we can’t trade away our prospects for fifty cents on the dollar, we will impede their growth.”

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.  Au Shizz!

Joel Hanrahan – Red Sox said Hanrahanananananan isn’t guaranteed the closer job when he returns.  Yeah, I said that five days ago.  If Bailey has success over the next two weeks, it might be Hanrahanananananan, Hanrahanananananan, hey, hey, hey, goodbye.

Mike Carp – 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple.  At least one fish is hitting.  I’m looking in your direction, Trout!

Alfredo Aceves – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Meh, pretty mediocre start.  Maybe what turns me off is his name translates to Cream of Aceves, but I’m not buying.

Cameron Maybin – To the DL with a wrist injury.  Must be from jerking off fantasy owners with high expectations.

Everth Cabrera – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and a slam and legs.  The legs is a gimme, but a slam?  Off Kershaw?  I blame Quentin.

Chris Denorfia – 1-for-6 with a homer.  Chris Denorfia, the guy with the same name as the girl I went to prom with, is now playing every day with Maybin sidelined.  Denorfia went 3-for-6 with a steal on Tuesday and yesterday showed the power.  Could be a quick fill-in for runs and a hot bat.

Kyle Blanks – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Topps should do one of those novelty cards like in the 80’s where they put two unlike people together with Altuve and Blanks.  Only Blanks is carrying him in a Baby Bjorn.

Francisco Rodriguez – Signed by the Brewers.  Another guy with save goggles.  Since the Brewers are currently rocking The Muppeteer and Axford in set-up, Dor-K could see some saves down the road.  Remember, he wasn’t great replacing Axford last year, so there’s no guarantee here.  I’d grab him up like he grabbed up his father-in-law for NL-Only leagues.

Yuniesky Betancourt – 1-for-2 and his 2nd game in a row with a home run.  Well, he could… Ugh, sorry, just can’t build any enthusiasm for him.

Kyle Lohse – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Take that, 29 other teams who didn’t want him!  Scott Boras texted that to me.

Danny Espinosa – 50/50 to play Friday.  As long as I don’t have to sit through the movie 50/50 again, it’s all good news.

Kurt Suzuki – 2-for-3, 2 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  If someone points out he’s doing better than Salvador Perez, I will jump out my window.  Granted, it’s on the 1st floor, but I could turn an ankle.

Bryce Harper – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, now hitting .364 as he returned from a small bout with the flu bug.  The bug’s name was Charlie and he now wears it around his neck with his shark tooth necklace.

Ross Detwiler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The One Where Ross Pitches Vs. The Marlins.

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He seems like he’s going to be solid until around August when he tires and then a few weeks later he’ll be shut down.  If you have him, I’d consider him a solid number three with two upside.  I.e., you done good.

Chris Capuano – Hit the DL.  At first it sounded like it would be Capudia-a-dia, but now more like dos Capusemanas.

Travis Hafner – Hit his 4th home run.  He would lead all of my fantasy teams for homers.  *gets into downward facing dog, chanting* It’s still early.

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-4 with a steal.  Ugh, I should’ve held onto him.  I blame it on my chronic rosterbating.  Leads to staff chaffing and feeling guilty.

Wade Davis – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks. The biggest takeaway from this start by Davis is you should start any pitcher who has Doug Eddings behind home plate.  As our fantasy football writer, Sky, said yesterday, “Eddings averaged 15.8 K/9 called in 2011.  He was letting pitches that were both off the plate and high on the right side get called strikes.  If I had a dollar for every ball that was called a strike, I’d have $20, which is $19.99 more than Grey is paying me.  Bring back penny candy, Sky’s got a penny burning a hole in his pocket!”

Kelvin Herrera – 1 IP, 1 Hit, no runs.  I held onto him after his disastrous 3-homer inning on Tuesday, and this one was a nail biter… Sorry, Cougs!  What, I didn’t say whose nails.

Greg Holland – Got the save with the Kimbrel!  Me and my faja would like to welcome back, Holland, the gold member of my relievers.  He loves gooooooold.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks to lower his ERA to 0.95.  Mi-Mi that’s pretty.

Ryan Vogelsong – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Looking like he’s rounding into form as a solid, if unspectacular, back-end fantasy starter.  And that’s my Vogelsong to you.

John Lannan – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  He blamed it on being John Lannan.  He has a fair point.

Domonic Brown – Left yesterday’s game after he tweaked his back.  For now, he’s listed as day-to-day, which is better than minute-to-minute but worse than week-to-week.

Shin-Soo Choo – Had a routine day off when the Reds scored 11 runs.  Holy sit!

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks after he was staked to an early nine-run lead.  As always, Mike Leake goes smoothly when there’s no pressure.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 with his 4th homer.  Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to tout a guy all preseason, watch him do well in the early going, then see he’s owned by my nemesis, Rudy.  I don’t have to wonder too hard, since I’m living it.

Zack Cozart – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Fo’ really, how is he asked about so much on whether or not you should pick him up?  He’s out homering Joey Votto 4 to 1.  Yeah, pick him up.

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 8 Ks.  Apricot Juice nearly went unblemished (unlike his arms).  You want to put down any sharp objects before reading this next line:  Burnett leads the National League in strikeouts.

Chris Tillman – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Way to give the Rays confidence that they can hit!  Shelley Duncan is an imposing figure, if he’s trying to high-five you.  Not if he’s hitting.  Tillman should’ve had a better start than this.  I still like him, but his season ERA sits at 7.07.  It’ll depend on the depth of your league on whether you should hold him.  I would try to, but I’d also bench him until he shows something.

Matt Moore – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 1.00.  If you have him as your one and only ace, as I suggested, you got nad props, which is what the saying “mad props” originally was when Oscar Wilde first used it in the 1890’s.

Kelly Johnson – 2-for-5 and a solo homer, his 3rd of the year and 2nd in as many games.  You know what I’m gonna say, right?  Rhymes with pot blowtato.

Justin Masterson – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners (1 walk), 5 Ks as he tied his owners to the WHIPping post.  I started Masterson in this game, so I couldn’t watch it for fear my ticker would give out.  I wonder how a pitcher gives up 11 hits in 5 innings and only 4 earned runs.  It seems mathematically impossible.

Nick Swisher – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs as he hit a back-to-back homer with Jason Giambi.  Don’t worry, guys, in four years the Yankees will take you back.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks as he tested the “you can start anyone vs. the Astros” theory that the Stream-o-Nator invented.

Jason Castro – 2-for-4.  I challenge anyone to turn on the Astros game at any moment when they are batting and tell me where they are in the order.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 1 steal.  V.I.C.I. would approve of this small wonder.

Carlos Pena – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in the last two days.  When he gets hot, he can hit five to seven homers in the matter of ten days.  No pleasure, no Pena.

Bud Norris – 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  An admittedly terrible start, but while I was watching this game via Houston’s telecast it had me thinking, the Astros announcers are incredible with their ability to sugarcoat a poor situation.  They should hire out their talents in the offseason.  Have some bad news to break?  Don’t fear, hire the Astros announcers!  “That girl you caught your husband in bed with was his secretary but, Alan Ashby, tell them how much time they have left in their life to find someone else.”  Gotta bring home a bad report card to your folks?  Don’t fear, here’s Geoff Blum, “This marking period for Billy had a tough schedule.”  Burned the meatloaf?  “Don’t worry, Jose Altuve is coming to the plate in two more innings.”

  1. Fister Furbush says:
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    All hail Altuve!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Are you saying he’s the spokesman for Little Caesar’s?

      • Bourne says:
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        @Grey: little Caesars is the tigers. I don’t think their whole payroll pays for Verlander. But the tigers would take Altuve!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Fister Furbush says:
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            @Grey:

            Pizza Pizza

  2. Virinder says:
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    Wait…so it’s okay if Matt Moore is my only ace?? How do you feel of an SP rotation of Moore, Gallardo, Peavy, Niese and Milone for the ROS?? Thanks!!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Virinder: “About this rotation… I feel… borracho!” –Yovani Gallardo, tweeting from cell block D

  3. Bourne says:
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    Did you see the end of the Tigers game? Damn that was exciting!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Bourne: hell of a way to end a game…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bourne: I did… I missed about 10 innings in the middle…

  4. Slappy says:
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    Rank them for the rest of the season: Billingsley, Guthrie, Doubront

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy: Doubront, Bills

  5. Quentin says:
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    I love it when my boy Chris Denorfia gets a nod in my Razzball feed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Quentin: Quentin! *shakes fist*

    • Prezii says:
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      @Quentin: you bastard, you ruind greinke and then screwed me on cap! Hope you get transferred to the 60!

  6. Weeza says:
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    Drop Ichiro for Aarcia?

  7. james d says:
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    Everth’s significantly decreased k% is nice to see. Dude’s only 26 too.
    I doubt it’s a step forward, but he has good tags and is showing enough now that I’m buying wherever I can. Even if he’s only a .250/50 guy that’s great, but he’s hinting at .275/8/50 upside…

    (1) Thoughts on Everth maturing?
    (2) Too early to cut bait on Gyorko in a 12 team h2h mixed? Kid’s looking just like what steamer says he is — .265 with 15 hr. Hard to roster that, even with the nice tags.

    • Curious says:
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      @james d: What are “tags,” as in “good tags” or “nice tags”? I’ve never heard the phrase before.

      • james d says:
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        @Curious:

        OF tag
        3b tag etc…

        • Trigger Cut says:
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          @james d: Gotcha. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james d: 1) .250 seems like a lot to ask 2) He was only projected for .270 and 17 HRs, so he’s not that far off…

  8. Thurman says:
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    i usually subscribe to your set it and forget it for catchers, but this jesus montero news has me a little worried. should i ignore it or drop him?

    only options are mccann, pierzynski, avila, salty, russell martin, kurt suzuki, etc…

    • EmporersMonkey says:
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      @Thurman: I would pick up McCann. I see Gattis’ magic run coming to an end, considering I picked him up and start him now.

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @EmporersMonkey: Same goes for me. He was slugging away so I scooped him to put a hot bat in my lineup and he’s gone something like 1-12 since. And now Prince isn’t hitting either. It’s Contagion! Wash your hands before you take pictures with Gwyneth, random Asian chef!

        • SeanMcD says:
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          @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: So that’s what happened to all my hitters. I’m 14/102 (.137 avg with .337 OPS) so far this week. Special thanks goes out to Fielder, Santana, Middlebrooks and Gattis for a combined 0/38. Honorable mention to Melky, Chris Davis, Danial Murphy and Choo 1 hit a piece for a combined 30ABs. Sigh…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Thurman: see how this TEX trip goes…

  9. Jackie says:
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    Any thoughts on Rosenthal? He’s pitched 9 innings, stuck out 11 and walked none. Still, he’s getting hit. Does he start dominating eventually and pull a Kimbrel circa 2011?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jackie: probably ends up the closer…does not look good at present

  10. Bruce says:
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    7th!

      • Prezii says:
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        445!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          460!

  11. Targaryan says:
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    I swear I almost benched EverCab against my ace Kershaw but i thought, “hey maybe he can go 1-4 & get a steal for me”. Never expected a homer…. Way to hide that kryptonite from Lex, er, I mean Everth

  12. SenoreRossi says:
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    Trade proposal: Kemp/Peavey vs. M.Holliday/S.Miller

    Which side are you on?

    • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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      @SenoreRossi: kemp/peavy.

      • SenoreRossi says:
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        @Rufus T. Firefly: Will Kemp show power again after surgery last year?

  13. Snag says:
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    Trout is hitting .300

    • JoeC says:
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      @Snag: Doesn’t feel like it, does it?

  14. A2K says:
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    Estrada or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A2K: Estrada

      • A2K says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, you’re a delightful human fantasy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that a Kanye song?

  15. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Well grey, looks like the twins are playing a game of where’s osWALDO! ala David Caruso

  16. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Drop Rollins for Cozart or E. Cabrera? Thanks.

  17. give me back my son says:
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    which side do you like zimmerman/chacin for frazier

  18. Sherm says:
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    OK Gang, are we still not starting Niese @COL? Isn’t he the Mets’ ace or sumpin?

    • Brettj72 says:
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      @Sherm: Streamonator says he is worth -$7.20 (aka not good) His career era at Coors is 7.94. Small sample size but I am not starting him.

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @Sherm: add an extra day of rest and I’ve got him on the bench to. Oddly enough I’m going to give gallardo the nod, though.

    • mc serch says:
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      @Sherm: I’m pretty much sitting everyone in Col until Tulo/CarGo/Helton get hurt….even the best pitchers have a few rough outings over the course of a season, seems more likely those instances will occur in Col

    • JoeC says:
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      @Sherm: Harvey is the Mets’ ace. Now and forever! :)

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JoeC: You have to say it like Sato in Karate Kid Part II: “Harvey will be held in castle, now and forever!”

        • JoeC says:
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          @chillmodious: I stopped at Karate Kid 1. :)

  19. Ryan says:
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    Detweiller was great last night…would u keep him or drop and use as a streamer ?
    Thanks!
    Guys like fernandez(marlins) cingrani, are on waivers..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Streamer… Grab Fernandez…

  20. TJ says:
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    Quintana or Kyle Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Quintana

  21. It's A Lathe says:
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    Yahoo 12 Team 5×5 Roto with no innings cap.

    Start Niese @ COL today?

    SON says “That would be an even worse decision than when you brought that Thai hooker with the suspiciously deep voice back to your hotel’.

    On the other hand, sitting pitchers makes me sad.

    Should I listen to SON or start him and deal with the shame in the morning?

  22. JTR says:
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    Which of these 3 free agents is the best to own for saves?

    1. Cishek
    2. Herrera
    3. Crow
    4. James Russell

    • Tigres says:
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      Cishek- since he is the actual closer. And not great options behind him in MIA. Herrera still ahead of Crow in KC in event Holland goes down.

    • JTR says:
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      @JTR: Add Mujica in there as well. So Cishek, Mujica, Herrea, Crow, or Russell?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JTR: Cishek

  23. AdamH says:
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    Who’s got the elephant sack and starting J-Fer @Cinci tonight? FWIW, SON has him at $9.80.

    • chunk says:
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      @AdamH: I’m starting both and hoping for a Game of Dozens sequel…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @chunk:

        with you on this one , chunk .
        hope i don’t jinx you .

        • Feliz says:
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          @costaricanchata:

          I’m doing this as well… fingers crossed

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @AdamH: Put my name on the list. Please don’t ruin my ERA.. Please.

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: I should add that I’m starting Iwakuma vs DET, too. I love peanuts and hate mice.

        • sanfran1966 says:
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          @Bump Bailey’s Ghost:

          I am sitting Iwakuma tonight…based on SON and the fact Miggy was 1-6 last PM is prolly really pissed…

          • Dominic says:
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            @sanfran1966: and Prince went 0-6, both big boys will be hungry tonight.

          • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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            @sanfran1966: Ahh.. Now my feet are cold. I have Fielder and Ajax anyways so I’d rather cheer for them than against. To the bench!

          • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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            @sanfran1966: @sanfran1966: So I went ahead and started Iwakuma on a hunch. That paid off.

  24. Tom Thumb says:
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    Just moved my Shelby Miller for Greinke. Thoughts?

  25. Tigres says:
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    Start Teheran vs PIT (Locke) tonight? My gut says yes. It also says I need more than a fig newton for breakfast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Ha…. Start him…

  26. c0wfunk says:
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    I like a good fish joke as much as the next guy, but Trout has 4 2 hit games in a row and has his season avg up to .300 .. Still just 1 hr and 1 sb though..

    Saw a comparative stat with his start last year and it seems this is about the point the laser show started. Good things coming from baby fish mouth.

    • Hank says:
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      I really hope so…my angels are just playing like garbage so hopefully trout gets hot and jump starts the team

    • Aero says:
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      @c0wfunk: “Baby fish mouth? Now there’s a saying that’s sweeping the nation!” Nice When Harry Met Sally ref.

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Aero: wondering if anyone would catch that.

        • c0wfunk says:
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          @c0wfunk: ahem. “catch that” didn’t even mean that one.

  27. Lino says:
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    I was going to use a Small Wonder joke in my weekly fantasy baseball awards but I tabled it because I couldn’t make it work. Hats off for that reference to a bad show that I watched all the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lino: Thanks!

  28. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Should I drop Ivan Nova or David Phelps for Quintana? (+1 for K, -1 for BB, 20 for W) thanks

  29. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    How do you solve a problem like Will Middlebrooks?

    Dude had one good game — one — while — of course — on my bench. (Because I am a genius. ™ ) So now I run him out night after night. Along with Kipnis. Which makes for two dead spots in the lineup.

    Have Machado on the bench, who’s been better but not quite good enough to force my hand.

    Who do you like better medium- to long-term this year? Middlebrooks or Machado? And in a shallow league (no CI) will either be good enough to stick, i.e. Top 12 3Bman?

  30. JB says:
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    Start Cingrani and Jose Fernandez, bench Niese and Teheran today, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Bench Niese…

  31. BTD says:
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    16 team H2H league. I need to start streaming as my oppenent has 9 more start between now and Sunday… I’m not worried about ERA and WHIP as I’ve got a solid base and he’s been shelled some. But I’m looking for the best shot at W, K or QS.

    Saunder @ Tex
    Volquez @ SF
    Myers @ Hou
    Worley @ CWS

    Slim pickings. I loved seeing Houston there, but it’s Brett Myers. Saunders seems to be the best of these, but @ Texas…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BTD: Myers

  32. Mike says:
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    I feel like I have too many SP. Who would you look to trade in a 10 team, 5 player keeper with Hamels, Bumgarner, Scherzer, Kennedy, Samardzija, Peavy, Niese, Estrada and Jose Fernandez?
    Thanks Grey!

  33. CheapTrout says:
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    So Chris Craponunow had been injured in last week’s brawl? Good to know that.
    The Houston announcer to his kids while sitting in the breakdown lane on the way to Disneyland: You know, it’s good to know we have such a good mechanic, he told me that the transmission was shot last week.

  34. kc says:
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    Is Jesus Montero droppable now? AJ and Doumit is available. Do I make a switch? It’s 12 team roto league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kc: Sure, AJ

  35. taxseasonishell says:
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    Should I start niese today? Planning to sit him in leagues where I have a good team era, and play him in my 4+ era 1.35 whip league.

  36. oysterbilly says:
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    Is there a site that lists what umpires are working home plate for which games? I’d love to stream pitchers when Eddings is working home plate.

    • Fungus says:
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      @oysterbilly: If only the SON could factor this info

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @oysterbilly: Not sure, let me know if you find it…

      • Mountain Man says:
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        @Grey: I think Covers has it. I seem to remember checking back when my gambling addiction was at its worst…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… Never heard of that site…

          • Mountain Man says:
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            @Grey: It’s a great site for gamblers, not so much for fantasy. Home plate ump is somewhat useful if you are betting totals…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha… Yeah, not much of a gambler myself…

              • Mountain Man says:
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                @Grey: Not me anymore either. Although last year I told my wife what was at stake during the H2H playoff and she said “You know, fantasy is just like slow gambling.” Great quote!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That is awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very cool.. Much easier to read…

  37. Red Barons says:
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    Should I pick up E. Cabrera (is he going to continue hitting above .250?) or hold onto Bonifacio (will he start hitting?) Thanks!

  38. Fungazi says:
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    Brandon Phillips – Raking!

    • BTD says:
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      @Fungazi: Bump!

  39. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    What a week to have Herrera and Norris on your team…and when I say your team I mean my team…-800pts!

    Whats your take on this dynasty trade:
    I give Kinsler, Ian Kennedy, Joe Nathan
    I get Kemp, Lance Lynn, Francisco Lindor

      • ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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        @drank: Hi drank thanks for the comment. What don’t you like about it? I’m thinking I’d rather pay for Kemp’s 28-35 seasons than Kinsler’s 31-37 seasons, especially if TEX moves him off 2B. I feel like Kennedy and Lynn are a wash. Nathan is in there to make the salaries work and I don’t mind losing him.

  40. wouldn’t it be:
    day-to-day, which is better than week-to-week but worse than minute-to-minute

  41. Chris says:
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    Drop zito for quintana?
    Thanks

    • JoeC says:
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      @Chris: Yes.

  42. drank says:
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    Ive got an offer to trade away Mccutchen for King Hernandez in a 5×5 roto. Would you accept this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @drank: McCutchen side

  43. Jon says:
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    I just dropped Gee for Quintana. Should I have ditched Cashner or Herrera first, though?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sounds solid

  44. Patrick says:
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    Bud Norris or Quintana? Thanks!

  45. Rob says:
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    Lacking in SB, BB, RBI, and AVG.

    Three candidates to take a plunge in the FA pool would be cutting lose Mark Reynolds, Bonafacio, and/or Espinosa.

    Worth dropping any of these bums for Cozart, Stubbs, Pierre, Dayan, Cain, Rasmus, Gyorko, or Krispie Young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Espinosa over Gyorko

      • rob says:
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        @Grey:

        i probably worded that poorly. I have bonafacio, espinosa, and reynolds. Should i drop any of them for Stubbs, Pierre, Dayan, Cain, Rasmus, Gyorko, or Krispie Young?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bonifacio for Cain… Reynolds for Dayan…

  46. willclark says:
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    Frazier and Marte are both over performing their projected stats. Do you think either/both will continue to overachieve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @willclark: See my projections in the rankings… That’s what I think they’ll do…

  47. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned hometown community game of dozens…

    You bob for apples in the toilet! And you like it!

    Anyone starting Iwakuma v. Detroit today?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Dan Pants: Ha! “Tomorrow. Noon. At our field. Be there, buffalo-butt breath.”

    • mc serch says:
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      @Dan Pants: You play ball like a girl!

  48. Fungus says:
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    Need to drop 2 players:

    Boggs, Henderson, Benoit
    Gattis (have Napoli)

    I’m guessing Boggs and Gattis right?

  49. JoeG says:
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    Joyce or Stubbs for today and maybe going forward? 6×6 mixed roto

  50. JoeG says:
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    I know Viciedo was recommended, but is he a upgrade over B.Moss? And what kind of end of the year stats can we get from Viciedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: Viciedo was projected by me in the rankings… Sure, can go with him over Moss… It’s a tossup…

  51. Nico

    John Stamos says:
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    Grey,

    How do you feel about Espinosa in the near term, and do you think it is worth subbing in Altuve for him at my 2B spot? I know your projections say Altuve will produce a better average and slightly more steals, while Espinosa will give me more power, but we might be talking about 10 HR’s or less at the pace he’s going. I just wanted to get your thoughts on it. I kinda got screwed when Espinosa got hurt bc my lineup sets on sundays…

    Thanks as always.

      • Nico

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        @Grey: What are your feelings on Gallardo? His K-rate is about half his career average, and his swinging strike percentage has dipped significantly as well. I’m trying to deal for him in my league, but my guys like Milone, Niese, J-Fer and Ryu have all been outperforming YoGa (and/or over performing atm).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he starts slow every year and I’m not worried…

  52. Bourne says:
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    Evereth cabrera ran those bases fast on his no doubter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bourne: Did he? I didn’t see it…

  53. Joe says:
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    Gio or Matt Moore? Keeper league with no restrictions. Rest of my staff is Bumgarner, Latos, Medlen, Dickey and Zimmermann.

    I’m concerned about Gio’s decline in velocity and possibility he needs PEDs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Moore

  54. Dominic says:
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    Who do you want at SS out of Rutledge, Cozart, Alexei Ramirez?

  55. Steve Stevenson says:
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    I hate catcher questions, but here goes: I was prepared to Popeil Jesus in my shallow 10 tm H2H, but if he’s losing playing time I need to make a move. Only 20 pickups per year, so I’m not using more than one on a C, and need to make it count. Do I a) move now for Lucroy, Pierzynski or Arencibia, or b) wait a few weeks to see what really happens with Jesus, and if he’s still in the gutter move on a returning guy like McCann, Ruiz or Grandal (or one of the other guys above)?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: if it was me, I’d go with JP and set it and forget it. His average will be shit, but he is one of a few catchers that can hit 25+ homeruns. He hit 18 last year in an injury shortened season. If he stays healthy you’re looking at some good power production and a bad average. If you’re cool with the wonky average, you can do MUCH worse than him.

      FWIW, I have him in an 8 team league. He’s second on my team in HRs.

  56. Phil says:
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    Would you drop Rutledge for Cozart?

      • Phil says:
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        @Grey: Keep up the good work Grey!

  57. frank rizzo says:
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    Admitted Tiger fan here. Felix got a hometown gift from the scorers at Safeco. The “error” they called on a hot shot single by Victor Martinez should not have been that. He should have been charged with that run.

  58. Wake Up says:
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    Me and my girlfriend both started laughing at the Little Mermaid ankle tat…well, I laughed….she just made that stupid “O” shape with her mouth…like she always does…..then, started deflating…

    • Eddy says:
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      @Wake Up:

      Ha!

    • mc serch says:
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      @Wake Up: LOL hilarious!

  59. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Another red flag in that keeper league I joined-
    A guy who knows the commish (well everyone knows him save me) posted today that he does not know where or how to pay the entry fee. Meanwhile, I have gotten LeagueSafe reminders three times already.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I’m in a 16 team keeper league and the last two seasons we’ve had people drop out. The commish has found replacements each time and has done ridiculously insane deals for himself with the new guys each of the last two years giving up seemingly little for Votto and E5 (although it hasn’t worked out too well so far this year).

      If you’re having issues with your league, dump it. I did that with a football league I joined. I knew a lot of the guys, but the way the league was set up was garbage, and I went into it with such an awful team it wasn’t even fun…especially when the guys who were in the league together already would do trade after trade and would refuse to do anything with “the new guy”.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wilsonian: been there, I’m in this holy turd of a league that I jumped in mid season last year. Just yesterday a deal went down with everyone OK with a Kipnis/Gallardo for Parra/Jamie Garcia deal. It’s two weeks into the season, what the f**k is wrong with these people.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wilsonian: sorry it was Kip/villanueva for garcia/parra, it still sucks

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: was that Garcia and Parra or did Nomah make a return? Ha!

          I like the 16 team league because of the empty waiver wire and rookie nookie hunt, but every time someone drops out the commish finds someone and then magically works out a VERY beneficial deal for himself. Just find that odd.

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Wilsonian: Thanks, Wilsonian. First time I checked back since dropping the post this morning. I don’t expect you to look at old threads here, but I had mentioned some other red flags. It will be shit or get off the pot for me tonight after I get the latest word from the commish. See how he responds kind of thing.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Wilsonian: yeah, i joined a keeper auction league last year where the commish had this ridiculously stacked team because he made trades to the people out of it to get all their good players. *you can’t keep your 3 most expensive players* and they all bought it up. I should have never signed up, its a friggin joke. I just tthink it’s too early to give Kipnis away for J. Garcia, thats a joke.

            • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Kipnis, Bailey, C. Santana and Morse were already dropped and this was all during the actual MLB season. Heck, our draft was less than a week from opening night. Terrible. Ten team league with a high number of keepers.

  60. Hotrod says:
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    Would you try to trade Shelbyin the next month? Last year I flipped Lance Lynn for a big bat…think it may be a good idea to do the same w SWhelby befor the wall or shutdown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: Yeah, maybe in June…

  61. Tom says:
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    SON has Cingrani at 3.41/1.23 for tonights’s game v MIA. Think he can still do those rates and get the W against Jfer and Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I’d start him vs. the Marlins…

  62. Eddy says:
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    Pena or Viciedo in a 12-team OBP H2H?

  63. Birdis says:
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    Who do you like most as a 5th outfielder out of this list going forward…

    Bonifacio
    Parra
    Rasmus
    Maxwell
    Cody Ross

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Birdis: Rasmus.

  64. shaguar690 says:
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    Lost Aaron Hill as my MI and offered Asdrubal and Edwin Jackson for Tim Hudson and Andy Pettite. Obviously I lose in pitching but what do you think of the deal?

    • shaguar690 says:
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      @shaguar690: *was offered Asdrubal and EJax for Hudson and Petitte

  65. pitching staff is struggling with Greinke out (albeit it is early):

    Here is who I have on the staff:

    Greinke, Moore, Niese, Beckett Dog shit, Mike Fiers, Chris Tillman, Villenueva, Hughes and Garza

    1. Going forward, should I drop any of these shmoes for Quinatana, Kendrick or Gee?

    2. Also have NO extra bat on my bench, thinking of dropping a second pitcher for Everth Cabrera, Konerko, L Cain, Chris Johnson or Brett Gardner (please rank)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express: 1. Fiers for Quintana 2. Gardner, Cain…

  66. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    So I only have one catcher fack backup catchers its for p**** but it’s Jesus about four guys in my league I could swap with.
    Suzuki, Iannetta, A.J Ellis, or Pacheco has C eligibility but he doesn’t play every day right? Hold
    or swap for a Schmo Catcher?
    Also don’t Start J-Fer @Cin right?

  67. JoeG says:
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    Freese for Hosmer and Street? I really need Saves. Can Hosmer out produce Freese? 6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: Street side

  68. costaricanchata says:
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    “veni , vidi , viciedo” … nice to see that you remember some of the good things that i have said here .

    maybe it’s time for us , both , to reconsider iwakuma’s value ?
    been a stud , since late last year .

    apricot juice ?
    not buying into it .
    time to re-load .
    cust kayin’ .
    also , why are you so down on this 200+k pitcher ?

  69. bossmanjunior says:
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    Surprised you didn’t mention Stanton. Apparently set to return to the line up tonight. Whooo!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @bossmanjunior: He wasn’t mentioned because if Grey were to say something from underneath Stanton’s bed, it might wake him from his beauty sleep and potentially delay his return to the lineup tonight.

  70. Eric Riptide says:
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    @ Grey: Exactly how big was the hype on Zach McAllister a few years back? And are you encouraged by his good start this year? Could he be in store for really good things?

    Just wondering.

  71. Birdis says:
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    Is Jeter droppable in an RCL league if I’m loaded with DL guys? I have Ian Desmond at SS and Everth Cabrera at MI.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Birdis: I would roll with those two guys over Jeter all day long. Even if Jeter is healthy, he isn’t the player he once was.

    • @Birdis: I agree he’s probably droppable in that context. But I’ve found that Jeter’s the kind of guy that would have some trade value to a Yankee fan. Any of them in your league? If you can wait for the next semi-positive press report on his rehab, maybe you can package Jeter plus, say, an OF for a better OF. I try to never drop someone I can trade.

      • mc serch says:
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        @Enrique: Been a Yankee fan since I was 10 and Jeter’s been my favorite ballplayer since he came up….would never draft or trade for him in fantasy, esp. this year…then again, there’s 60 suckers born every hour…

  72. papasmurf says:
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    Gray, how do you feel about Teheran? Time to punt if he sucks against PIT?

  73. chillmodious says:
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    I’m getting all tingly about Cingrani’s start today!

    If (and this is an Israel Ifeanyi size “IF”) Cingrani fizzles today, would you drop him for Detwiler, AJ Griffin, or Quintana?

    Thanks.

  74. JoeG says:
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    M.Young for AJ Griffin,who wins? Is Young a good enough hitter to get for Griffin?

    • JoeG says:
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      @JoeG:
      Or is getting Viciedo for Griffin a better deal?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JoeG: I’d take Viciedo

        • SeanMcD says:
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          @Grey: Viciedo left the game with a possible oblique injury.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thanks for the heads up!

  75. Ron says:
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    Please rank these pitchers for ROS…Garza, Harrison, Marcum, Wood, Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Garza, Quintana

  76. John says:
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    Grey, Trade Markakis & Pedroria for Craig & Prado? I’d have E & A. Cabrera and Weeks in the MI. Chance of Prado getting 10 games at 2nd while Hill is gone? Either way, if you thinks the stats are about even this trade buys me huge position flexibility. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Sounds fair

  77. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    Which 2 do I sit today:

    Choo v J Fernandez
    Frazier v J Fernandez – J Fer is slightly better versus RHH
    Jones v Price – mediocre career numbers and 0 for last 12
    Stanton v Cingrani – first AB in 6 games but versus LHP
    Marte v Teheran – much better versus RHH
    Gardner v Corbin – tougher versus LHH

        • bossmanjunior says:
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          @Grey:

          Just curious, why Marte over Frazier? Teherhan is better versus RHH, but still not as good as J Fernandez. I had it at Gardner and Frazier..

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Frazier’s a better hitter…

  78. LordaMercy says:
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    Trade! Which side: Crawford/Duda or Phillips/Heisey? Thanks.

  79. Vottomatic says:
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    Pick up Kurt Suzuki until Perez gets it together? I wouldnt drop Perez of course,because he’s a guy I was big on going into the year and I’m not giving up on him yet. I would drop one of Aybar, Rasmus, or Chris Carter for him. So is Suzuki a good grab since he’s starting now with Ramos injured?

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey: I just picked up Rasmus in the hope the streaky fuck goes on a tear similar to last years….your recommendation hurts my heart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just grabbed Rasmus in one league too, so I hope you’re right…

  80. Clint says:
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    Reliever Question: Got Romo, Perkins, Henderson, Fujikawa, and Herrera currently. Valverde and Madson are available. Should I drop Herrera for one of the two?

  81. Mountain Man says:
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    Both my teams off to a good start thanks to your drafting advice. I also asked last week whether I should drop Burnett or Parker to add another player and you said Parker. No question today. Just wanted to say thanks and keep up the good work!

  82. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey, big pitching day tomorrow for Merkin Enterprises.

    Estrada vs Cubs
    Peavy vs MIN
    Latos vs MIA
    Ryu @ BAL

    I like the first 3 mathcups like a love song, baby. But I also have to roll Ryu out there again against the O’s right? He’s been good to me. I really wouldn’t want to shame him. I know what the SON says but she has no soul.

    WWGD?

  83. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: Who is your Razzball MiLB resident AL pitching expert … Need to ask some questions of him/her… (real FBB questions)

    Thanks ..

    K A B B A L A H !!!!

  84. Tom C says:
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    @Grey- Drop Teheran and pick up Beachy off waivers to slot over to DL? Can’t imagine anyone grabbing Teheran off waivers while he’s on there

    • @Tom C: Is Luebke on waivers as well? I think he’s a better DL stash than Beachy.

  85. The Wickler says:
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    In a 2 catcher Pts league where we have the ability to keep 2 pitchers and 3 position players for future regardless of cost. I received the following offer and am unsure on what to do with it given Harvey’s dominance and long-term potential:

    Give: Matt Harvey, Jeff Samardjza, Domonic Brown
    Receive: Gio, Lester, Willingham, Avila

    My current catchers are Jaso and Ellis with VMart yet to get eligibility. Really torn on what to do.

  86. mindicohn says:
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    I think I need a stern talking to bc i’m entertaining these offers.

    My closers are Hanrahann, league, Henderson and Cishek.

    Been offered Papelboner for Lawrie (i have wright,machado and middlebrooks)…Machado is a CHEAP keeper.

    Second offer was
    My Trout for his McCutcheon and choice of (Wilhemson/Bailey/reed/g.holland)

    thoughts?

  87. Sorryano Northsiders says:
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    Any thoughts on who the top vulture win relievers for this season would ber, including generally owned and un-owned relievers?

  88. Hotrod says:
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    Like Gallardo for a bounceback today, his hangover has to have passed by now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: Yeah, he’s fine moving forward…

  89. Zico says:
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    Trade advice…

    I have a rotation of Moore,Scherzer,Burnett,Miller,Cobb,Minor and Anibal. Two 1B are Berkman and Hosmer.

    Do I make the trade of Anibal for Allen Craig?

  90. Jack says:
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    I haven’t started Dunn/Hosmer in a while, and I’m not sure I will. Tried trading them, but nobody seems interested. And I don’t blame them. Would you drop them for Quintana and Corbin?

    Team:
    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    C: Salvador Perez
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Neil Walker
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Trout, Rios, Willingham
    UTL: Paul Konerko, Carl Crawford
    Bench: Adam Dunn, Ethier, Hosmer
    DL: Corey Hart

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Brandon Morrow, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Jeremy Hellickson, Julio Teheran
    RP: Andrew Bailey, Edward Mujica
    DL: Colby Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Dunn for Quintana

  91. Fratstar says:
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    Would you drop Gallardo in a 10mixed weekly league for AJ Burnett and his 2 starts?

  92. Jon says:
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    If Herrera isn’t an option for saves, is he still a better option for Ks/ratios over Cook, Gregerson, Santos, Russell, Pestano, DRob or DHer? Any other RPs you might be looking at?

    Right now I’m going with Street, Frieri, Jansen, Herrera and Mujica… missed out on Bailey, unfortunately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: DHer

  93. Tony says:
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    Grey- on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best how much faith do you have in Harvey Being the real deal and keeping this up most of the year?

    Percentage that he’ll be a top 10 SP by years end?

    • Grey

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      @Tony: 5% chance

    • JoeC says:
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      @Tony: Keeping it up is relative though (that’s what she said!). He isn’t gonng be sporting a sub-1.00 ERA/WHIP all year. He’ll regress back to the mean and probably end up with something like 3.25/1.27. He does walk a fair number of guys after all.

      But he is the real deal in that his stuff is real and he has an excellent make-up. Grey’s right in that it’s unlikely he’ll crack top 10 this year, but there’s really no telling what he can do going forward. He’s gonna be a stud for many years to come.

  94. Ryan says:
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    Josh Rutledge or Weeks at 2B ROS?
    Weeks is tough to watch…Rutledge has upside??
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Rutledge

  95. bash says:
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    A Jackson/ Gardner / milone for Chris sale and AJ burnett

    Which side u like grey I need pitching thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bash: Jackson

  96. Greg says:
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    Too bad it wasn’t Fister vs. FHer – that is a much more interesting debate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: And sexier

  97. Big Magoo says:
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    There’s no question that Miami is a streamer’s delight, but is Houston really the second best team to stream a starting pitcher against? Here’s a blind quiz with the (extremely) early offensive numbers of four teams:

    Categories are runs scored (R), batting average (BA), on base percentage (OBP), and slugging percentage (SLG)

    Team #1 – 44 R, .221 BA, .276 OBP, .372 SLG
    Team #2 – 51 R, .222 BA, .291 OBP, .328 SLG
    Team #3 – 61 R, .251 BA, .301 OBP, .398 SLG
    Team #4 – 45 R, .212 BA, .289 OBP, .324 SLG

    Team #1 is (in current mlb rank) 28th in runs, 27th in BA, 29th in OBP, and 22nd in SLG.
    Team #2 is 24th in runs, 26th in BA, 24th in OBP, and 28th in SLG.
    Team #3 is 14th in runs, 19th in BA, 22nd in OBP, and 17th in SLG.
    Team #4 is 27th in runs, 29th in BA, 25th in OBP, and 29th in SLG.

    The mystery teams, in order, are the Cubs, Pirates, Astros, and Rays. The Astros are pretty close to league average in most of the major offensive categories thus far. Surprising when you look at the numbers.

    Maybe that Oaktown Steve guy is onto something…

  98. scott says:
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    Little future planning. If Moose is still hitting the cover off the ball like he currently is… :-( by the end of april and Arenado gets a call up… should I drop Moose for him? Currently have matt carpenter plugged in 3rd

  99. JoeG says:
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    Sorry for all the questions: Is Griffin for Howard a better deal? I get Howard, really need Power.

  100. Grey — In the pre-season you had Cozart well ahead of Jh Peralta … anything about the way they’re playing and thelineups around them that’d make you change the order on that? Or is Cozart still the better play?

  101. Kevin says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Love the site as always. You guys are the kings of daily rundown.

    Anyway, I recently lost Aaron Hill for the next 6 weeks or so, and the waiver wire options are pretty meek. I’m in an OPS league that favors Ks for pitchers.

    I can either pick up Gyorko, Ackley, Infante, Scutaro from the waiver wire or I can trade Estrada for Rutledge. I already have Verlander, Price, Shields, Samardzja, and Jose Fernandez on my pitching staff, so losing Estrada wouldn’t hurt much.

    What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Thanks! Make the trade…

  102. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team roto…Who would you rather add for now juan francisco or oswaldo arcia?

  103. The Dude says:
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    Trade:
    Tom Wilhelmsen
    for
    Grand Balfour and José Veras?

    (dropping James Russell)

      • The Dude says:
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        @Grey: net saves from 2 closers should be more than from 1 was my reasoning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And one could get 40 saves, and the other two could get 30 combined… It’s just SAGNOF, if you feel like gambling go ahead…

    • Nathan says:
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      @The Dude: Take it from someone who owns Veras — you don’t want him.

  104. Jack says:
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    Sorry to ask another question (dropped Dunn for Quintana), but somebody just dropped Kipnis. Who would you drop for him?

    Team:
    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    C: Salvador Perez
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Neil Walker
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Trout, Rios, Willingham
    UTL: Paul Konerko, Carl Crawford
    Bench: Ethier, Hosmer
    DL: Corey Hart

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Brandon Morrow, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Jeremy Hellickson, Julio Teheran, Jose Quintana
    RP: Andrew Bailey, Edward Mujica
    DL: Colby Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  105. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I dropped Zack Cozart a week ago :'( I have Rutledge for SS, but I have Kinsler at 2B who is injury prone. Who would be a better backup: Gyorko or Cozart? If Kinsler got hurt, would you rather have the combo of Rutledge-Gyorko or Rutledge-Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Gracias. That’s what I was thinking. Gyorko just doesn’t look like he’s ready to major league pitching yet.

  106. Shake N Bacon says:
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    And is there a way to get my avatar to show up on here or am I not special enough? I was always told I was special as a child.

    • @Shake N Bacon: Register at a site called Gravatar and it shows up automatically. Advice: pick a better one than I have.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Enrique: Ha, thanks for the help. I don’t think I can beat yours

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At gravatar.com

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: Gracias. Let’s see if this works.

        Test test

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks good!

        • Shake N Bacon says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Sweet, it works. Highlight of my day!

  107. Mike says:
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    Morning Grey

    What do you think of this trade?

    Pujols, Aaron Hill, Machado and TIm Hudson

    for Pedroia, Zimmerman, Fister and Craig

    Giving up too much just go get Pujols or are those 1st round picks worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  108. Andrew says:
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    Would you start Patrick Corbin vs the NY-Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  109. james says:
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    Would you trade Ryan Howard for Cuddyer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  110. Doc Pounder says:
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    Would you do this trade? Posey for Trumbo & Gattis? I have Freeman coming off DL,C Davis and S Perez. Posey definitely best player. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey side

  111. Nathan says:
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    I’ve had Gallardo benched for the last two starts (thankfully). He gets the Giants today (good!) but it’s still April (bad!), and he seems like a hot mess.

    Also, Niese at Coors scares me a little bit.

    You starting both of them anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Gallardo

  112. Nico says:
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    12 team, roto, would you trade Trumbo and Segura for BJ Upton? I’m 1st in HRs but behind in SB. I have Castro at SS and have been using Segura at util to try for steals. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  113. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Ross or Oswald? will split time the next week only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswaldo

  114. Ryan says:
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    Would start RYU tom night at Baltimore?
    I have him on my team but is he a streamer or keep him for now??

    • Nathan says:
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      @Ryan: The dude has a sub-3 ERA, a sub-1.2 WHIP, and 20K’s in 18IP. I’m definitely starting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  115. agarthered says:
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    Had Moore, Max, Minor, Shelby and AJ going last night, was nasty! Hopefully Cingrani can keep it going for me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  116. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is there something the giants are not telling us about Romo? I know it was a tied game, but why have casilla stay in the game for a second inning and not yanking him as soon as he got in trouble. And Romo hasn’t pitched since sunday, seems fishy, Bochy is a better manager than that bad call last night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, I’m holding Casilla in the RCL…

  117. royce! says:
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    Is Brown droppable in a 14 team h2h counting 5×5 plus OBP and XBH? My OF is Heyward, Ajax, Ethier and Frazier, with Berkman as my UTIL. I’d probably grab an MR (have the mixed blessing of my holds guy, Bailey, turning into a closer) or another SP flyer, like Quintana.

    And that shizz about Eddings is crazy. The same year he had a BB/9 rate of 5.8. Weird.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: are there any better OF, Ethier has no counting stats

      • royce! says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: The guys on the wire are either part-timers or scrubs, so not really for a team where you can’t make any lineup changes in-week.

        Ethier should get more counting stats.. I doubt the Dodgers will remain as bad as they’ve been offensively. FFS, Ethier is batting after Kemp and Adrian, that should count for something!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @royce!: it would in Fantasy land, but were not at Disneyland. Seriously though, I own him and am very frustrated, he has no RBI’s and Gonzo has no Runs, see the connection. He has been batting 6th lately, which he has always hit well at, but I honetly think once Hanley returns, he will be back to the guy we drafted

          • royce! says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: I think Mattingly’s job’s in danger if they keep up this crap. Swept by the Padres, and Kershaw started? Only one team has scored less than LA.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @royce!: they are suffering from the more money more problems syndrome

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, wow, cool info… Probably would never actually use it, but cool they have it…

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, it’s remarkable how consistent the average k/9 and bb/9 are…I guess that probably just means that over a season, bad umpires call as many bad strikes as bad balls, but I might just be being pessimistic.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, you would think there would be more to take away from it, but I think you’re right…

            • royce! says:
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              @Grey: There could be more to take away from it, but I just got bored after looking at 10 or so of the umps pages. Having not found any crazy outliers, I decided my time would be better spent determining if I have the right person stashed on the DL…so, pick 2: A-Rod, Luebke (expected back post-ASB), Colby Lewis (expected back by June 1) or Pineda (also expected back before June 1).

              My time is also better spent researching where to get spicy sweet Korean fried chicken. I tried to go to a place that a Korean dude I golfed with recommended, but it was closed (even though the sign listing the hours indicated that it should have been open). Is there a good place in LA? I’m coming up to visit some friends Sat after next, but will probably just end up at Zankou.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @royce!: I’ll hit up my resident Koreans and see what they say

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Lewis, Pineda… Spicy, sweet Korean fried chicken? Wow, you’ve stumped me… Honey’s Kettle is great in Culver, but not Korean… Chego is great for Korean, but no fried chicken that I know of…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Oh, wow, sounds awesome… Why not just go to that place on 6th?

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey: Was hoping to find somewhere less chain-like, but, yeah, that looks pretty good. I’ve caught a bit of a cold, so I intend to try the place down here again. I’m hoping that, along with a majority of my tastebuds, it’ll kill whatever’s ailing me…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now I want to go to the place on 6th St….

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey: Do it! I’m gonna hit up the place here (BBQ Chicken, it’s inventively named). Gonna call first this time, though.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto league. Need to start two of the following for next week. Who do you like?

    Bailey @ was
    Doubront vs hou
    Quintana vs cle, vs tb
    Aceves vs oak, vs hou

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana…Aceves

  119. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    can I drop herrera in a 12 teamer, I have League, Bailey, and Casilla, and have too many DTD bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *forcing myself not to look* Ugh…

  120. Doc Pounder says:
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    Just seeing if I did that gravatar chit right. Thanks for the response about trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t look like you did… But it takes about 15 minutes to kick in…

  121. Jeff P says:
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    Should I drop Trevor Rosenthal for Frank Francisco in a deep keeper league?
    P.S. I have Parnell as one of my closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  122. Doc Pounder says:
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    NOPE : (

  123. relsh says:
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    I still find it amusing how underwhelming that Jesus Montero/ Mike Pineda trade is today, I thought it was so huge when it went down.

    I’m thinking of buying low on Gallardo. Would it be worth it to trade Ethier for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True about the trade, hadn’t thought of that… I’d take him for Gallardo…

  124. Wake Up says:
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    Looks like you did retain some of that Espanol……or should I say Caputain…Oh Caputain, my Caputain…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I did… I’m a Brainuano…

  125. Dynamte Dan says:
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    Hey Grey. My attempted trades for 1st round pick Baseball Elite fell flat on its face aas nobody is trading GIancarlo and Kemp.

    What do you think about this trade. Which side would you rather have.

    Beltre/Cespedes/Hudson

    Allen Craig/Zimmerman/Fister

    Thanks as always for your input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  126. Chilly Cheese Dog says:
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    I have AJ Griffin, he’s pitching well. Should I keep him or drop him and take a chance on Beckett? I need K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  127. Robby D says:
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    Beating up on my H2H in pitching with a 2.2 ERA to 5.6, 40 to 15 on K’s, 9.8 to 6.5 on K/9, .98 to 1.6 on WHIP, so should I sit Iwakuma against Detroit today if I still have Lester against Cleveland today and Morrow and Bailey later this week. He has Strasburg, Shields, Samardzija, Buchholz, and Wilson still to go this week. I’m also up 4-1 on wins and QS (we have 8 pitching stats) and I’m up 0-2 on losses.
    Don’t want to dilute the stats, but Iwakuma has been good. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, no reason to start him…

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey: sweet, I’d already sat him down, but I need constant affirmation. I’m the fantasy equivalent of Stuart Smalley…

  128. Jon says:
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    Try Wade Davis or wait on Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither?

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Haha, ok.

  129. thegreater says:
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    Have two DL spots currently occupied by Garza and Corey Hart. Also have Greinke and Freeman hurt on bench. Was considering dropping Hart to make space for one of these SPs:

    Guthrie
    Smyly
    Miley
    Milone
    Quintana

    Pretty strong at OF and 1B, so Hart is nothing. Who would you grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone at home, Quintana

  130. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey would you drop hughes for kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Pete says:
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    “Topps should do one of those novelty cards like in the 80?s where they put two unlike people together with Altuve and Blanks. Only Blanks is carrying him in a Baby Bjorn.”

    My buddy just created that jpeg. It is glorious. Is there any way to post it here?

  132. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    ESPN 5×5 Roto – 9 starting pitchers – Ian Kennedy just landed on the wire.

    SPs:
    Homer Bailey
    Jeff Samardzija
    Jose Fernandez
    Matt Harvey
    Matt Moore
    Mike Minor

    RPs:
    Glen Perkins
    Huston Street
    Tom Wilhelmsen

    I want to leave my hitters alone for now, so who would you drop – if any – for Ian Kennedy?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: One more question – anybody from the rest of the team?

        Adrian Gonzalez
        Freddie Freeman
        Paul Goldschmidt
        Mark Trumbo
        Rickie Weeks
        Josh Rutledge
        Brett Lawrie
        Will Middlebrooks
        Mike Napoli
        Adam Jones
        Carlos Beltran
        Giancarlo Stanton
        Matt Kemp
        Yoenis Cespedes
        Andrelton Simmons
        Asdrubal Cabrera

        The only one I think is a possibility is Asdrubal Cabrera.

        And would you drop Napoli for Lucroy if you only had Napoli?

        Thanks!

        Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Simmons if he’s a bench bat… I wouldn’t drop Napoli for Lucroy…

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  133. Mike says:
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    Grey would you drop Andrelton SImmons for any of the following Short Stops?

    Brandon Crawford
    Marwin Gonzalaz
    Alexei Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  134. Hawk says:
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    Nothing about Kershaw giving up more ER to the Padres than he has in his other starts combined?

    Is there a dictionary term for a the rage felt by fantasy owners of an elite talent who fails miserably against a weak matchup? Like Kershaw versus the Padres last night? If not, there should be.

    I’d suggest one but I’m too enraged to think of one right now

    • Robby D says:
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      @Hawk:
      False Start?

      • Robby D says:
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        @Robby D:
        Or faulty ignition

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it was one start… Hopefully he’s not hurt…

  135. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I know you don’t like pinks, but went last night and it was delicious. got the Emeril Bam! dog, it was mustard, onions, jalepenos, cole slaw and three pieces of bacon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda is the best I’ve had in Cali…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Carney’s used to be the best. The one on Sunset, not Ventura. However, for a brief period in the early 2000s, the Carney’s on Ventura was absolutely unbeatable. Nowadays, all the formerly-‘legit’ dog spots kind of suck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fab it is, try it…

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: I will definitely do so and report back.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: damn, I was just in the valley yesterday and i always forget to go there, it’s kinda of a holy sit

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s bonkers… It’s why Jersey hot dogs blow away Pink’s… Every place in Jersey is like that…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: but I don’t live in Jersey. Hell, outside of going to Claremont or Pasadena, there is nothing around me that makes me smile. Now that I brought up Claremont, now I want to go get some fries cooked in duck fat….mmmmmhhhhhhh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, what’s that? And where do I get them?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: It’s called the Back Abbey, and it’s Claremont. They have some pretty good spots in such a small downtown area. It’s like the Oinkster fries, but better

                http://www.thebackabbey.com/page3-8/Cuisine

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That looks wonderful…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: it is, wait, i better watch out Kid A might be watching this and think I’m trying to ask you out on a date in my hood. He gets so jealous

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Let’s get some duck fat fries together!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I know, thought I would set the mood, we better stop, Kid A will be coming in for an attack soon.

                    Speaking of Cougs, who love me, I saw a lot last night with younger dark haired men at the show, its a thing man!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate: I posted that a while ago and another spanish version, damn, we are so in sync it scares me, and the baby’s mama.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I can’t help but laugh when I hear that song because I think of the video. I scared my wife when the spanish one came on. I was in the other room and recognized the melody right off the bat and then heard the singing and started busting up laughing. Great commercial idea there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotta be a man to satisfy a Cougar.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      The delivery in the TB commercial is what gets me. Can totally tell the singer is not being genuine. Love it.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: gotta be a mustached man to mesmerize a cougar

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t want no 2 minute man either…You hurd?!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: you better have some pasta the night before and pack some gatorade and protein bars, you are going to sweat and work harder than you ever have before. This ain’t no college dorms thing, this is like playing a double header in august

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate: @sky, yeah the taco bell is superior by leaps and bound, I just want to know where I can get the full version.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, I’m searching high and low and can’t find it myself.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A DH in August in Texas and 150 guys have hit a home run right before you… Wait, huh?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I just laughed so hard I tinkled a little

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I grew up in LA and lived here most of my life… still don’t like anything about Pinks EXCEPT its inherent Americana-ness. If that makes sense.

      I would have kicked that Emeril dog up a notch and…um…gone next door to Chipotle?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @chillmodious: it did need some louisiana style hot sauce

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @chillmodious: I like the burrito dogs and the spicy polish there, it’s more nostalgia than anything, been going with my dad since I was 8

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Agreed on the nostalgia part. Also, I completely forgot about the burrito dog–that was the one with the two polish sausages wrapped in it, right? That one would probably be the lone exception to my personal ban of Pinks.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @chillmodious: they have that, and the one with two or three dogs, bacon, chili, cheese and onions.

  136. stumanji says:
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    Huston Street or Andrew Bailey ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  137. Robby D says:
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    Friend in my 10 team H2H 6 keeper league just did a trade, and while I was on his side at first (you’ll see why) I have flipped to thinking it was a bad trade:

    He originally said the proposal was:

    he’d give up: Utley, Matt Holliday, and Jordan Zimmerman

    He’d get: Adam Jones, Huston Street, Zach Greinke

    Instead when the deal went through the guy threw in Weaver instead of Greinke and my friend jumped on it.

    I thought it was a good move for the future in getting Adam Jones, but he, like me, has a top 3 team this year and I feel he may have hurt his chances for this year. He was desperate for a closer and could afford to lose Utley because he’s deep at MI, but the Weaver instead of Greinke is a mistake, but we don’t agree on how bad Weaver will be this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade sounds fair if the pitchers he was getting were healthy… Zimmermann’s better than both of them… Jones is better than Holliday… Street and Utley is a push depending on needs…

  138. Kid A says:
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    D’arnaud going to be out awhile with the fractured instep. Bad injury for catchers. Gonna be the Buck show in Queens for awhile now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  139. Jason says:
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    Been offered Gallardo and Beltran for Homer and Fraizer. What do you think? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs…

  140. Monsieur Bobo says:
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    Drafted Perez as Catcher before I picked up Gattis last weekend. Rostering them both for now, would like to drop one for Cozart. Who is better to drop? Assuming Gattis but want to check (also I renamed my team “I Let My Gattisplode” when I picked him up so I’ll need to change that).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  141. LordaMercy says:
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    Good lord. Will there ever be so many comments that you’re like, “eff it, I can’t answer all these comments”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • Prezii says:
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      @LordaMercy: hes a machine…

  142. Long Bawls says:
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    BJ Upton for Betancourt/Carter? Team currently needs steals/runs/BJs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  143. c0wfunk says:
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    looks like Gallardo did get some of Miggy in the DUI experience.. hit a 2 run HR. Too bad I can’t count that for my team..

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @c0wfunk: Really, he woulda been happier with a double…

      • JoeC says:
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        @Long Bawls: Ba-dum-dum!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: even nicer is the 4ks in 3ip so far; just hope he doesn’t let up after 5 this time.. Hopefully the 7 runs his team put up against cain will help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, don’t wanna jinx it but it looks solid…

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @Grey: just realized my opponent this week has Cain so it turns out Gallardo’s HR does count for me ;)

            through 6!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Very nice!

  144. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup man… Is Ervin Santana worth dropping for greg holland?? I had Holland then dropped him for Santana. Switch back?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Frank Lynch: You can probably find someone Santana-level on waivers, but less likely someone Holland-level…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        So maybe like – Chacin, Jason Hammel, Smyly, Corbin, Arroyo or Stults?? Sorry I through you a short list. lol

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @Frank Lynch: Yeah, I’d go Hammell, then Arroyo

  145. John says:
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    Suzuki, Avila, Castro, or Jaso in 6×6 w/ops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  146. Jesus Fish says:
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    Among Buck, Suzuki, Norris, Flowers: best option for the short term while I wait for Montero’s resurrection? Is it worth getting Shoppach and trying to match the platoon? Or should I just hold and enjoy the bump in my ratios when he sits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buck

  147. Frank Lynch says:
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    I got Upton for that Cole Hamels trade. Anyway, that makes 6 OF’s.. All are
    MCcutchen
    Holliday
    J Upton
    Crawford
    Beltran
    Gardner
    10 team H2H points league.. All keepers or should I drop one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, trade one…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Awesome Thanks!!!

  148. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Cain getting blown up again. Gave up 3 homers already. Glad I don’t own that guy anywhere.

    • royce! says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche: It’s early, but it seems lefties are killing him. Something like a 46% LD %. Not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you, regression fairies!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: sprinkling regression dust all over your team

  149. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, would you dump Ruttledge in favor of Cozart? My team is light on speed so I’m leaning towards giving Rutt a little more time to get rolling at the plate because he is leading my team in steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  150. Wilsonian says:
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    So yesterday I ask about Quintana and you give me the ole “pish posh”. Now he’s the pickup of the day? What gives? I thought we were friends…

    Drop Teheran for him? Assuming he continues to suck…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See my comment on your comment yesterday… Go for it with Teheran…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: ah, my bad. Didn’t see the second comment. Just the first. You think Teheran or Veras? I have The Bartender, Mujica, Bailey, and Madson on the DL. It’s a 16 team H2H.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Teheran

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, was my bad… I looked into him after your comment, so thanks for alerting me!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: no problem. I had noticed his last two starts and they looked pretty decent. Thought he could be a chance for some cheap K’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I like him now…

  151. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    A couple questions for you Jedi Master Grey…

    1. Someone just dropped Brett Lawrie. Do I drop Gyorko to pick him up? I know it’s early, but I had higher hopes for Jedd and planned to use him as my backup 2nd and 3rd baseman. Especially with Kipnis off to such a bad start.

    2. Would you trade either BJ Upton or Mike Morse for Matt Carpenter? My outfield is Braun, Gordon, A-Jax, Marte and Wil Myers. We start 4.

    If I can get Carpenter then I don’t need Gyorko. So I guess it comes down the following?

    Gyorko, Carpenter or Lawrie?
    BJ Upton, Morse or Carpenter?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. 1. Yes 2. Morse 3. Lawrie, Carp… BJ, Morse…

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude, but I think you might have contradicted yourself. Or at least left me with another question. Or two…

        You say you’d trade Morse for Carpenter, but you rank BJ and Morse ahead of Carpenter?

        Or is based on my need for Carpenter considering Kipnis…?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carp considering considering Kipnis… Carp should not be in your OF…

  152. KoolAidMan says:
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    What is Kemp’s value in a 5×5 10-team keeper league where you keep 5 per year at no cost? I’m trying to trade for him, should I feel comfortable trading Pujols or Votto for him straight up? I picked up Votto last year in a trade, so do I trade either one for Kemp or stick with my current OF with Cargo, BJ Upton and Jennings? Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  153. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    The Commissioner in one of my leagues did Victorino/Gardener for Rodney/Justin Maxwell. Is that just stupid or veto worthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh… I’d take Gardner, but whatever really, no?

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the opinion.

  154. Q says:
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    Quintana or Kendrick? Pts league. Thanks!

    PS: AJ Mass said this morning that if you are concerned about Braun, you should bench him. How can anyone remotely associated with Fantasy Baseball writing ever condone any concern whatsoever about RYAN BLEEPING BRAUN if he’s not hurt?

    PPS: Only thing better than Braun going yard is when he goes yard against Matt Cain, who your already pummeled opponent is starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana… Ha, ridiculous…

  155. Eng says:
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    Start Niese at Coors? TIA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  156. Charlie says:
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    Put out 2 trade offers, Beckett for Gallardo and Lester for Matt Cain. Doubt either will be taken. If they aren’t would you offer either of:

    A) Lester for Gallardo

    B) Harvey for Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Gallardo B) Cain

  157. alvaro says:
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    Would you do Altuve for Heyward?

    I have Murphy also at 2nd base and an outfield of Stanton trout and Aoki (we start 3)
    Points league

    Thanks

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @alvaro: If youre getting J-Hay then….yes!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward side, it’s not close

      • alvaro says:
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        @TheNewGuy @Grey: thanks I am getting heyward. I just asked cuz I would have to bench aoki so it becomes the difference btw heyward and aoki vs the difference of murphy and altuve ROS which according to Steamer is close based on points:

  158. TheNewGuy says:
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    10 teamer, push the boat out and trade all 3 starters for Verlander (have 7 starters):

    Anderson, Kennedy and Medlen for JV.

    Fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. chillmodious says:
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    I just read that the Astros optioned Brett Wallace to Triple-A. So, um, does that mean they called him up? I’m so confused.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He was the starter at 1st beginning of the year. He went 1/21 with 17 K’s, got one more start and then disappeared into bench oblivion for good reason.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Sky: I think my sarcasm wasn’t e-ffective enough (get it?). I was trying to insinuate that the AAAstros are a Triple-A team, which is why it was confusing as to whether or not he was “called up” when the report said he was “optioned to Triple-A.”

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, gotcha. I was like ‘I think you missed about a week of the season there buddy!’. Wish they’d bring up Singleton since he can’t play down on the farm right now.

        • JoeC says:
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          @chillmodious: Sarcasm is wasted upon the likes of Sky. He only deals in Blue Collar Comedy tour humor.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            GET’R DUN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  160. chillmodious says:
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    Also… my internal reaction in the [ ] as I was reading the following news blurb:

    “BREAKING: Rays prospect Wil Myers was pulled from a game Thursday at Triple-A Durham [Ohhhhh yeah, here comes big willy style...woo woo] with a right foot contusion [Dah! Damn you beat writers!].”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  161. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 2-catcher 6×6 H2H with AVG/OBP. I’m seeing above that Jesus Montero is droppable for Avila but there’s other options.

    Drop Jesus for Avila, Flowers, Suzuki, McHenry, Norris, AJ Ellis (he of the excellent 2012 OBP line)?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  162. MattTruss223 says:
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    Come on SEA! I do a little research to stream big FraGu vs. Verlander (.260 avg against him w/2 HRs) and Endy flipping Chavez is in the leadoff spot today!! Gotta make sure Endy’s bat doesn’t go cold on the bench! He off a whopping 26 career HRs and 100 SBs, in 12 flipping seasons! Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly injury concerns…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: Did he get hurt last night? Or just tired from the late night? Meh…logic, who needs it.

        On another note…HR to the Rizzo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, he’s nursing an injury for a few days… Awesome!

  163. Nathan says:
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    Gallardo done after six. My gut reaction to that is “Excellent! Now the 1ER/6IP is locked in!” Baby steps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah!

  164. Jon says:
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    How far apart is my Posey + Stanton for his Yadi + Kemp in a long-term keeper league?

    • Jon says:
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      (He’s the one who offered it. I’m not going to accept as is…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not close

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Grey: Note even remotely close

  165. farcus says:
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    What do we think of trading my Brandon Phillips (rd 2) and Austin Jackson (rd 17) for his Uggla (don’t know/care) Bautista (rd 20) and Shelby Miller (rd 13)? It’s a weekly h2h points league and I could probably use Miller, especially since he’s RP elig.

    The draft rounds are included cuz we keep 5 players every year forfeiting that round’s draft pick.

    I also have Profar who could conceivably be my 2B at some point, and for the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joey Bats side…

  166. Nathan says:
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    I am so frusrated with Hosmer and Ike right now. Rolling with (12 team roto):

    util: Chris Carter
    util: Starling Marte
    BN: Ike
    BN: Hosmer

    P: Gallardo, Niese, Homer, Shelby, Ryu, Grienke (BN), Garza (DL), Perkins, Bailey, Cishek, Boggs

    I’d love to pick up Quintana, but that would mean dropping a hitter at this point, I think. Carter looks like the obvious choice, but I’m waaay behind in HR and RBI and he’s been helping a ton lately. Not excited about going back to Hosmer or Ike at the moment. What do you think? Can I drop Ike or Hosmer yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…Carter…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Nathan:

      I had to pick up Todd Helton in my $ league to swap in while Davis gets it together. I think he will at some point. Ike seems to be the streakier of the two, so if you could stash one or the other you might get more bang from Davis plus replacement than from Hosmer. You’re then hoping Davis gets it rolling in May or early June rather than July/August/never.

  167. Ktodd says:
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    What do you think of giving up Wright for Giancarlo?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Ktodd: grey would give his Wright leg for Giancarlo…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton

  168. Prezii says:
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    Pretty juiced to see the youngsters go at it today! Should be excited to watch… I would ask who you think gets the W…. But its MIA.. cmon! Hello first win, Cingrani!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup…

  169. OaktownSteve says:
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    Wellington Castillo is hitting .395. Should I assume that will continue?

    Quintana is a pretty interesting guy. Last year he learned the cutter and it was a huge part of his success. Helped him bust in on right handers. I read where Don Cooper, excellent pitching coach for the Sox, told him over the off season to work on hitting the outside black so that he could build on the success of the cutter inside by working in out. I suspect the uptick in Ks is a result of setting up softer stuff away with the cutters in. Right handers hit .286 against him last year but only .213 so far. There are some reasons to believe his improvement is sustainable.

    Another slightly under the radar pitcher is going right now. Carlos Villanueva. His change up is nasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Quintana and Villanueva… Great comment! Castillo prolly won’t hit .395, no…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Nope he won’t hit .395…he’ll hit .410! (just had another hit). Wrap me some beef in pastry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Give me liver pate all day, cuz, all day!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Do I hear .425? It’s like the ball is a certain sawed off French historical figure.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Nice…

  170. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: I know i asked you this the other day but you sure i shouldnt drop Wells for Seth Smith ? Also what do u think about Placido Polanco? Hits and Hr are worth the most in this league at 1pt and Polanco shockingly is tied for third in Hits in the MLB @ 2b/3B with pedroia & Daniel Murphy – Thoughts? Pretty sure hes a starter too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to Smith now… Yeah…

  171. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Also one more think Polanco has a career 300 AVG tempting ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really…

  172. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    why are people so down on Rutledge, he has great counting stats 13/1/4/4. In a season that is only 18 DAYS old, I’m loving it. he gets a couple more hits to drop and the BA is solid. What is wrong with people

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HP59H1YibI

    I know its over played but is a good reminder about BA and to not be a nuke in here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, but it’s kinda annoying… He’s been fine and he’s only played like 3 days in Coors….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: when all the new kids on the site here get crazy for no reason, I’m going to call them nukes.

        I’m making up a doing the rutledge dance right now in my office

        • Nathan says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Well, he just hit a home run. You should keep doing that dance for a few more months, just to be safe.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Nathan: my hammy’s are killing me….but it’s worth it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hit a bomb… Booya!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: doing my new rutledge dance I type

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Nice work Jack, keep talking up Rut, just launched one

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @MattTruss223: to quote the Pointer Sisters,
        ” I’m just burning doin the Rutledge dance….. I’m just burning doin the Rutledge dance”

  173. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep 16-team, mixed, H2H-Points League

    I need a SP…not much out there on waivers. Trade Emilio Bonifacio (2B/OF) who is on my bench (Pedroia is my 2B) on a buy low of Jarrod Parker?

    If not Parker, how about Billingsly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bills…

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        No go on Bills, (LAD fan, go figure). What about Bonifacio for Chen in BAL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  174. Jay says:
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    What do you think about Jo-Fer @ Cincy tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m benching him in a 12 team league… But I can’t afford the risk…

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    Another guy I love is Iwakuma. Love watching this guy pitch. Nothing is straight. There’s so much movement on that two seam sinker but he doesn’t over throw it and he’s around the plate. Got a lot of pitches he can use. Guys can’t sit on anything. Just seems like nobody ever gets a comfortable swing against him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I meant to own him in some deeper leagues… Just never happened…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        18:2 K/BB ratio on the season….counting the lead off walk he just gave up to VMart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you’re right, he’s a shallow mixed league starter at this point…

  176. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Which side of this deal do you like better:

    A: Hamels and either (Carlos Gomez or C. Crisp)
    B: A. Jones and P. Maholm

    Seems close to me. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Bernie Brewer:

      I like the coco and hammels part…

      Is too early to judge Hammels I think, and coco is having a hell of a start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, it’s fair…

  177. Jon says:
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    Choose one to start:

    Hammel v LAD
    Milone @ TB
    Doubront v KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  178. Thrilla says:
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    S. Marcum over C. Tillman, T. Milone, E. Mujica, D. Bundy, J. Henderson, or J. Benoit in a 12 Team 7×7 H2h League with QS + K/9? Marcum just hit waivers…

    Cheers guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this a keeper? Lose Bundy…

      • Thrilla says:
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        @Grey: Not a keeper. My pitching as of now:

        M. Scherzer – J. Zimmerman – H. Ryu – J. Niese – H. Bailey – T. Milone – C. Tillman

        T. Wilhemsen – C. Janssen – J. Henderson – J. Benoit – E. Mujica – D. Bundy

        Which I’m assuming doesn’t change your opinion… Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  179. BigDog says:
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    Grey, need some help my man. 1)What are your thoughts on my lineup going forward? I look at it and think that it’s very good for a 12 team league (6×6 Average+OBP), but it’s been absolute dog poo so far. Might be a little lighter than I expected on power, with Votto apparently losing all desire to hit baseballs hard. …… Someone just dropped Ike Davis. You think I should add him (or C.Carter) and plug him in against righties to add more pop? Overall projections on Ike? THANKS FOR THE HELP.

    C-C. Santana
    1B- Votto
    2B) Kipnis
    3b)Beltre
    SS) Castro
    OF- B.Upton
    OF- Rios
    OF- A. Gordon
    Util- T.Hunter

    -No bench as of right now because I use as many SPs as I can (head to head league)

    • BigDog says:
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      @BigDog: would only have to drop Westrbrook/hughes/Cingrani to get him. Most likely Westbrook, depending on how Hughes looks today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No reason to add him right now… Don’t see a place to add him either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I see now… Drop Westbrook for Davis… Bench for the time being…

      • BigDog says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate the reply. What do you think Ike provides going forward? The more I look at his splits and everything, I see a glorified Jason Kubel/Garret Jones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can hit 30+ homers…

  180. A2K says:
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    Cozart or Simmons?
    R, Doubles, Triples, HR, SB, RBI Categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

      • A2K says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Grey, looking forward to contributing to the daiquiri factory at year’s end!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  181. which side:

    hamels/hanson or sale/harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  182. Kid A says:
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    I wonder if Arod remembers how to play Short. Looks like he’ll be back before Jeter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: whre is this news?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Kid A: is that like taking hits of ether?

  183. Giacomo says:
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    Grey – Thanks as always for the help… I need pitching because Cueto got hurt. Which side do you like more, I give Cueto for Ian Kennedy/Tommy Milone.

    Secondly, if I to were to acquire Beckett/Milone instead of Kennedy (assuming you choose the non-Cueto side from my first question) does the same thing follow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beckett and Milone…

  184. Project Merkin says:
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    Rutledge goes yard, silencing the razzhate. Would love a side of legs with that though.

    Getting pretty much exactly what I wanted from Niese on my bench. Decent enough start, but not punching myself in the crotch for benching him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t understand the hate at all…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: I, for one, have nothin but love for the lil guy.

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Sort of playing devil’s advocate for a minute…Rutledge entered today’s game batting .212, with an OBP of .250. He does not walk, so his AVG is going to fluctuate with his BABIP. Unfortunately, his BABIP is where it should be because he is pounding the ball into the ground instead of hitting line drives. He has a 5% LD rate, whereas last year it was 20.1. He has a 67.5 % GB rate, which is nuts. The other batters with such high GB rates are all speedsters, and although Rutledge has some speed, he’s no Bourn.

        But it seems to early to really say that he just isn’t seeing the ball well or something. He posted GB rates in the 40s in the minors, so I’d think that he could come around. As Jaywrong pointed out recently, GB/FB ratios stabilize around 250 AB, so he has a while to go before we can make any weighty judgments…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: He heard you. He’s walked twice today ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, too early, but a MI that could hit 17 homers and steal 17 bases… As long as he doesn’t hit .245 or lower, it’s a plus….

    • Project Merkin says:
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      Jinx!

  185. Stashio says:
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    Trade Kershaw for Fielder? I am in need of power.

    12 team 5×5 roto

    Montero
    Konerko
    Kendrick
    Espinosa
    Moustakas
    Goldschmidt
    Phillips
    Marte
    Willingham
    Jackson
    Jennings
    Reddick

    Pitchers: Kershaw, Bumgarner, Minor, Scherzer, peavy, kuroda, sale, Medlen
    RP: holland, Henderson, frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  186. BigDog says:
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    12 team league…..someone just dropped Jarrod Parker…..12 team league, my staff is pretty mediocre. Bumgarner, Fister, Neise, Kuroda, Ogando, EJax, Hughes, J. Hammel, Westbrook, Cingrani. Would you burn your #1 waiver claim on Parker and who should I drop? Westbrrook, Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker’s not good

  187. Hondo says:
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    I’m so glad Jed Lowrie had the day off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:
        I probably would have started him over Rut,who has a 2.667 OPS in the 7th inning.I’ll take that.

  188. Snake Hips says:
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    SON has Gee at $12 vs WAS on Sunday? Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, SON is related to Gee in some way…

  189. Eric W says:
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    Was Samardzija suposed to pitch today? Or was espn just dicking me around? They had him listed as the probable pitcher for todays game last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  190. royce! says:
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    So, back to fried chicken…the place I went to in Oakland is called Dan Sung Sa. There’s a place in Koreatown with the same name, but my friend tells me that it’s a different owner and business. They seem to serve the same sort of food, though, and the yelp reviews are generally favorable.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/dan-sung-sa-los-angeles

    The same friend said that in LA, Bon Chon has the best wings, but I yelped it and it looks like it’s closed now, and their website lists Sunnyvale as their only CA location…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That picture for Dan Sung Sa looks soooooo good…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @royce!: before the link i thought was a play on Dan Uggla

      • royce! says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Ha! They’d go out of business so quickly, what with all the dropped food…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: There’s a Spicy Chicken Don dish at a Japanese place near my office that looks similar. Deep fried, spicy chicken, coriander, red pepper, shredded cabbage and rice. Oh, and a big blob of that delicious Japanese mayo. So good.

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: Nice, my mouth is watering over here…I’m bound to order way too much when I head out in a few grab something to go for dinner.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @royce!:

      Nice part of Oakland, right?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: are there any? and don’t say Piedmont

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          Piedmont is not technically Oakland. Oakland is rocking right now. The Brooklyn of the west coast.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I know it’s not, have met cats while in college from piedmont who claim Oakland, stupid ass rich white kids.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: oakland hills. Rich bastards over there..

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: don’t be mad cause you live in a van down by the river

            • Prezii says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: its a camper, foo! Damn.. vans are for bums!

      • royce! says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I liked it. I agree with you about it being a west coast Brooklyn, though I would add that it’s a lot less douchey (perhaps because rents, though high because it’s the bay area, are probably not Williamsburg high).

  191. hankp says:
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    So I picked up Villanueva to stream in my 14 team league today, but now I feel like I need to ride this hot streak of his out. Agreed?

    • Kid A says:
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      @hankp: Am curious as well. His schedule looks a bit dicey coming up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • hankp says:
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        Thanks Grey

  192. OaktownSteve says:
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    FYI, Helton is red hot.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      9 for last 18, 4 runs, 7 RBIs and a homer

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, was I a little hasty in dropping Wellington Castillo? Grabbed him to fill an empty slot since Sal Perez doesn’t play today.

    Of course, I dropped him for Kelly Johnson because I wanted to bench Rutledge for a bit.

    Could be some Steve magic at work there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Steve!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: This is ridiculous. I have Jennings in my lineup, which is good. But I had also picked up Cain because I wanted to bench Jennings for a few as he’d been scuffling a bit this week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  194. 4zini says:
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    Trade who got the better deal:
    Ryan Zimmerman and Adrian Gonzalez
    for
    Matt Kemp and Todd Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  195. OaktownSteve says:
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    Anybody know why they lifted Iwakuma after 6? Only threw 71 pitches and had shut out going.

    • Prezii says:
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      @OaktownSteve: then ya got Verlander throwin 140 in the 8th.. baseball confuses my brain..

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Prezii:

        Just hoping he’s not hurt. I know he’s had a blister problem. Cost him a shot at the win though.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          It was the blister.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I found a 10 minute loop of Ringo shouting ‘I’ve Got Blisters On My Fingers’ and almost posted. Then I remembered that I actually liked you and spared you that torture.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Hard to not be considered just ok when you’re surrounded by John, Paul & George. And yes that was the link. So you must not like me…

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Sky:

                  Nah you’re aces. Thought the Ringo thing was funny.

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Ha, I keed. Even though we’re AL West rivals, I still like ya. Plus like my Mariners, I know when to let the alpha dog take the meal and wait for scraps.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Sky: I lasted till 3:36, I hate you guys for posting that. I still think it’s funny that people refused to hit this link, it’s not what they think or maybe because it came from me they were weary

                      http://instantrimshot.com/

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I clicked and I enjoyed. The instantrimshot, not Ringo loops.

  196. Chaz says:
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    Just got home to see Niese’s line and saw 11 runs for the Rockies so far… thought Niese got pounded and likely didn’t get many innings, but I’ll take 6 IP and 3er.

    I’d also like to put in for a new glossary term for what I just went thru: Box Scare

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s called a Ticker Shock… It’s in there… Box scare isn’t bad though…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I like Box Scare. Think it might be a bit easier to ‘get’ on first glance…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed… It’s going in as an alternate…

      • Chaz says:
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        @Grey: Guess I never ran across it in the posts. Ticker Shock works.

  197. sul says:
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    Just got offered Adam Wainwright and Jay Bruce for my Desmond Jennings and Alex Gordon. I take that deal right?
    My OF is Cargo, Heyward, Jennings, Stanton, Gordon, and Marte.
    My SP is Kershaw, Timmay L, The Shark, Niese, Milone, and Ryu.
    Even tho it’s early im in the bottom half in RBI’s and ERA and Whip.

  198. sul says:
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    Just got offered Adam Wainwright and Jay Bruce for my Desmond Jennings and Alex Gordon. I take that deal right?
    My OF is Cargo, Heyward, Jennings, Stanton, Gordon, and Marte.
    My SP is Kershaw, Timmay L, The Shark, Niese, Milone, and Ryu.
    Even tho it’s early im in the bottom half in RBI’s and ERA and Whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it…

      • sul says:
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        @Grey: It is a ten team league and the guy that is getting these players is on his second year of winning it all and his pitching is loaded! Does that change your mind?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know why it would.

  199. Big Magoo says:
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    Verlander’s back out in the eighth after throwing 126 pitches through seven. Wtf?

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Big Magoo: Nevermind – according to ESPN gamecast, Coke’s in there now. I thought Verlander stole Leyland’s smokes for a second.

  200. AdamH says:
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    I’m thinking about accepting this deal. 12 team 5×5 keeper

    I was offered McCutchen and Castro for my Goldhscmidt, A. Jones, and Peavy.

    Good deal? Or keep what I have? I have Ortiz coming off DL tomorrow for 1B if I trade Goldschmidt. Right now I have Espinosa warming my SS position while Hanley is on DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  201. booya says:
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    Would you take Pedroia and Kozma for Rutledge and Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Sure…

  202. SteveNZ says:
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    Need a clean inning from Wilhelmsen here. But he’s up against the (ahem) fat part of the order here.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And not only a clean inning, but i had him active! Unlike Russell, earlier…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        That’s a solid save. Last call! You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Yeah, pretty good backing up a 2-inning effort last night, albeit he only needed 20 pitches to get through those 2 innings.

    • jesse says:
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      @SteveNZ: Wilhelmsen is looking elite

  203. ThE sHiT says:
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    Niese over Villanueva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh – and Miggy is 30 today. Where does the time go?

    Am I the only one feeling that hardly any time has passed since he got buzzed by Clemens and then homered in that same at-bat in the WS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya on that… I was 5 years old then…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: You may be breaking the law by getting married, in that case.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Not in California!

  205. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Old Spice bar soap commercial or GEICO Dracula commercial ROS?

    Cozart or Segura ROS?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Old spice cozart for power Segura for sexiness, er…..speed

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I have both in a league and Segura in another. I guess I will hold.

        As for the commercials it is a tough call. I think the bar soap commercial will have more life because it has a song. The Dracula one might lose its bite after you have counted it 20 times.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: I’m in the insurance industry and there is very little if any respect for Geico, so I have a tainted view

  206. SteveNZ says:
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    David Price. Now that is more like it.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Jesus, now you’re killing me.

      Again. Stupid RCL autopick.

  207. zzzzzz says:
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    Everyone watching Cingrani right now? He looks decent. Jo-Fer looks more dominant though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watching it… Cingrani looked pretty hittable…

      • zzzzzz says:
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        @Grey: He doesn’t look too impressive although he did strike out Polanco and make him scratch his head.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, doesn’t look bad… J-Fer looks better…

          • zzzzzz says:
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            @Grey: Can you rank some pitchers for me? Vogelsong, Harrison, Cingrani, Jo-Fer, Villanueva

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              J-Fer, Villanueva, Cingrani…

              • zzzzzz says:
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                @Grey: Hughes is available also. Would he be ahead of any of these 3?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t know what this is regarding… Re-post the whole question…

  208. Kid A says:
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    Get ready to walk the plank Teheran

  209. Jon says:
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    Any thoughts on Chris Archer? What’s his upside and when is he projected to be in the bigs?

  210. Ben says:
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    Grey, Reimold just went deep off Price. Be patient with him…he was slow to heat up last time he came back from injury too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he needs to get out of the lower third of the order…

  211. booya says:
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    How about Rutledge and Lynn for Pedroia instead?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  212. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have pretty much overhauled my pitching staff on one team.

    What started as …

    Matt Garza
    Wade Miley
    Marco Estrada
    A.J. Burnett
    Trevor Cahill
    Shaun Marcum
    Tom Wilhelmsen
    Glen Perkins
    Brandon League

    … is now …

    Brandon Morrow
    CC Sabathia
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Ian Kennedy
    Jose Fernandez
    Kris Medlen
    Wade Miley
    Glen Perkins
    Tom Wilhelmsen

    … with one holdover – Wade Miley.

    Jonathon Niese just hit the wire – Do I drop Miley for him?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Mike: I would grab Niese. His two subpar games were played in an average of 31 degree weather.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: and thanks!

  213. SteveNZ says:
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    Need Dickey to get whacked here.

    *Sniggers*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s not, though. Dude is relentless today. My opponent also has Wainwright, so it’s a tough battle for ERA and WHIP. Just as well she’s asleep at the wheel and didn’t start Homer as well I guess…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You gotta beat these ghost-riders…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait, is this your sister?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nope.

  214. SteveNZ says:
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    Justin. Upton.

    Some of those Braves might want to try getting on base ahead of him every once in a while…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously…

  215. Project Merkin says:
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    Jo-fer unraveling! Cingrani def looking slightly hittable, way too many foul balls, but I see some filth in the pudding. Is that the saying?

    Grey, this rivals the Regulate translation I sent you the other day. Big Poppa translated.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/humor/raplyrics.asp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome, will read later…

  216. TheNewGuy says:
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    Choo or A-Jax?

    Add K rod over M Adams (the non fat one)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo… Sure if you’re chasing saves…

  217. Wake Up says:
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    Sat Niese.
    Started Iwakuma.
    Good Call!
    Thanks.
    Cingrani looking like he’ll be back in Louisville in time for the Derby…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Yeah, prolly…

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes, some geezer has walked into a Hooters in Hollywood saying he has a bomb. Hollywood Blvd has been shut down. Is that near anyone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus…

  219. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Viciedo hurt himself swinging. Left game. Dickey left early with back and neck tightness, which was bothering him all game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, Cecil owners thrown for a Loup yet again…

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    So let me get this straight.

    Dickey was pulled because of stiffness.

    Har har.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @SteveNZ: Usually they pull Dickey BEFORE the stiffness. Zing!

  222. Elwood Blues says:
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    I’m seriously thinking about bidding FA Money on Cingrani. 12 Team 4×4 NL Only Keeper.
    With a couple of pitchers injured right now my staff is Gio, Medlen, Lincecum, Nicasio, Villanueva, Cashner D.Hernandez Storen and Marmol. (greinke and Fujikawa on DL, Cole in Minors) The question is, do I bid free agent money on Cingrani.. if under our rules you have to keep him rostered the whole year (except obviously if he’s sent back to the minors or injured, but once he’s called back up you have to roster him again..and there’s no bench.. so if they move him to the pen, he stays active) And if you think I should bid on him, who do you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Marmol…

  223. Frank Grimes says:
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    12 team H2H Points The back of my rotation is Cobb Niese Tillman Parker Thoughts on grabbing
    Villanueva and/or Quintana? Who shall I kick to the curb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana over Parker…

  224. chillmodious says:
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    Holy pants, was that Joba I just saw throwing for Yankees?! It looked like Fat Roger Clemens mixed with Babe Ruth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… That made me curious enough to change my channel…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, too late…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: It was wild. Transformation from Joba to Jabba: complete.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s huge… Gotta watch the Cards ninth now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… You’re right… Fatty boombalatty…

  225. SeanMcD says:
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    Drop James McDonald for Quintana? Or just use the spot to stream?

    I currently have Hamles, Lester, Niese, A Sanchez, Burnett, Hughes and McDonald

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Quintana

  226. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    finnaly see what mujica can do with the closer role

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh boy…

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: not looking good

  227. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Is Boggs up in the pen or is Matheny going back to Mujica for the 9th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just turned the game on, not sure yet…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: It’s Mujica.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Mooooohica! Here we go….

        • Project Merkin says:
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          Good start to the 9th.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ugh

            • Project Merkin says:
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              Ughh.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s not Mujica… The closing spot is polluted!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Wow. Huuuuge strikeout in that situation. Looks like we have ourselves a new closer until the next save op!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  228. JP says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Between Hosmer, Ryan Howard or D. Ortiz, who would you keep in your roster for use at utility?

    12tm H2H points.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  229. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve been trying out replacements for Jose Reyes and my options are: Rutledge, EverCab, Hardy, Segura, and Alexei Ramirez. Best option?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  230. huge caulk says:
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    Streamer ?’s: 12 team H2H 6×6 ERA, WHIP, K, QS, K/9, SV

    Ian Kennedy@COL
    Shark@MIL
    Wei Yen Chen VS LAD
    Kuroda@TOR

    Drop Masterson for Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark, Chen… Yes…

    • huge caulk says:
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      Uno mas…
      Chris Nelson or Gregorious @ 2nd base.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nelson

  231. SteveNZ says:
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    Gattis. Bloody hell.

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ: Love that oaf.

  232. letsgobravos says:
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    How many solo shots is J UP going to hit this year? Dude has 9 homers now and 13 RBIs. That’s ridiculous.

    Gattis with a 2 run pinch hit jack to put the braves up 6-4. That dude is a masher. Ball was way inside and he just turned on it and ripped it out of the park. The braves are not fucking around this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re looking real solid right now…

  233. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    he did it what a jam mujica got out of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Wasn’t pretty but he did it…

  234. Hondo says:
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    Any reason to hang onto Cingrani with Baily on the wire?Same home park risk and I figure that Cingrani will get figured out soon and won’t take Leakes spot away when Cueto gets back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  235. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    it’s funny because i’m starting B. Myers tomorrow at Houston… even Stream-o-Nator hates that matchup, I just can’t resist though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it too…

  236. Project Merkin says:
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    Not sure I agree with Rotoworld saying Cingrani “only has one pitch”. Obviously he’s got the Fastball/change, but his curve/slider (whatever that was) was mildly to pretty effective. No? Yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mildly, yeah… He was facing the Marlins… Jo-Fer looks better, but Cingrani will do in most leagues…

  237. zzzzzz says:
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    Do you like Phil Hughes over Cingrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends… Probably…

  238. Cole says:
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    I see Jeter’s achey breaky ankle has him making his first start for the AL in the All-Star game… This time it counts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  239. khoh says:
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    Was offered his Beckett for my Cingrani.

    Should I take it or hold Cingrani for another week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beckett

  240. royce! says:
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    Well, Grey, I got my Korean spicy chicken…had to wait for a bar to open- nothing like being the first person at a bar, by yourself! It was great but not as spicy as what I had before, so I’m going to continue searching. It did make up for starting Jo-Fer in the RCL, but not for dropping Mujica, and definitely not for AL making me entertain his offer of Mujica, Duda (both of whom I’d recently dropped), and Infante for my Brandon Phillips and Josh Reddick. To his credit, he immediately cancelled the offer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had French dressing BBQ that Cougar made… Wasn’t that bad, actually… Which is saying a lot… When someone offers guys to you in a trade that you dropped and you actually entertain the offer… Isn’t that the worse?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Never had french dressing bbq, but considering how many great bbqs there are, I expect it would be low on my list…when I was in Nashville recently, my buddy was trying to talk me into grabbing some white bbq, which is mayo based instead of vinegar or tomato, so it kinda sounds the same. I guess it’s an Alabama thing. It was the first time I doubted his taste, which is saying a lot, because he has a tattoo that reads, “Arsenio.”

        I both entertained the offer and was entertained by it. My RCL team is brutally bad. The only good thing to happen to it so far was trading away Cueto like a day before he got hurt.

        • Carnac says:
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          @royce!: Hey Royce & Grey, imma let you finish, but I just gotta tell you that I traded Cingrani for Willingham. In honor of nabbing Wllingham, I’m going to go eat some white bread with mayo.

          • royce! says:
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            @Carnac: Nice deal! Terrible image!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s not BBQ’d as much as chicken slathered in dressing that is very sweet and orange…. Does your buddy woop-woop a lot? What did you get for Cueto?

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: have to ask: who does more of the cooking – Grey or Cougar?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougar, but I do more of the complaining…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Huh. I don’t want to talk about that so called bbq anymore.

            I gave AL Sabathia and Cueto for Holliday and Doolittle. Drafted Sabathia in the 7th and Cueto in the 11th, so it was worth giving both for someone that I wanted to draft in the 3d. I’m going to really need help with AVG with this team, too. So I figure it was a win-win, at least until Cueto got injured, in which case it was a win-lose. Ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, big trade for Holliday… Hopefully it works out, could see it going either way…

  241. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: In an H2H league with OBP instead of average, which side would you rather have:

    Napoli and Howard
    Goldshit and Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    OK, the relievers-only plan in the ol’ H2H might be coming together.

    Ahead in ERA 1.54-1.93, and WHIP 0.94-0.96. Should win Holds and Saves OK. Opponent has Medlen, Homer, Garcia and Beckett still to pitch this week.

    I’ve reached the IP minimum for the week.

    Is it time to bench all my pitchers (I’m looking pretty good in all the hitting categories) ?

    • Carnac says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, I think it’s time to bench ‘em. And any members of the Cardinals bullpen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bench them….

  243. cgsf says:
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    asdrubal cabrera or josh rutledge?

    • Carnac says:
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      @cgsf: Close, but Rutledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  244. Jason says:
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    What the flippin heck am I supposed to do with assdribble Cabrera and Hosmer ?
    I know it’s early but drop one for cozart or e Cabrera or Daniel Murphy?

    Thanks

    • Carnac says:
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      @Jason: Sorry, I think you have to hold a bit longer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  245. ferris says:
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    12 team mixed

    the bottom of my rotation is

    jason hammel
    jose fernandez
    tony cingrani
    julio teheran

    i need to get rid of at least one and perhaps two of these guys

    can you tell me which one or two you’d release into the wild (or none if you think they are all holds in a 12 team mixed)?

    • Carnac says:
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      @ferris: I’d cut Teheran first. Then Cingriani. But you should shop Cingrani in case you can get a helpful piece for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran, Cingrani…

  246. vinny says:
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    Cingrani and Jordan Zimmerman for Cole Hamels

    What side do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm still

  247. SteveNZ says:
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    Would you rather have Lind or Luis Jiminez at CI/Util?

    14-team keeper…

    • Carnac says:
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      @SteveNZ: wasn’t Lind an MVP candidate last year? (Sorry, March 2012 Grey!) Who is this Jiminez? Looking at his minor league #s, maybe I should stash him. Too bad he plays for the Sosciapath.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. What if you’re choosing between Lind or Helton?

        You don’t think Jiminez is a stash in a keeper?

        Context to all this is I have too many bench hitters and thus some empty pitcher spots which could be filled by MRs…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, worth a shot to grab Jiminez in a keeper…

  248. Frank Grimes says:
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    Goldy! 3-5 Batting .356
    Stay Hot J Up!
    Marte 0-5 5 Ks ouch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, nice…

  249. Hoog says:
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    Grey!!! Please help! I’ve been offered Kemp and Bailey for Strasburg and Choo. It’s a 12 team h2h keeper league. 7×7 league with QS instead of wins… My lineup is as follows:

    C – J. Montero
    1b – Votto
    2b – altuve
    3b – Frazier
    SS – Espinosa (Hanley on DL)
    OF – Cargo, Choo, Jennings
    Util – Butler

    BN: Lucroy, Marte, Granderson

    SP: Strasburg, Wainwright, Morrow, McMarthy, Cobb, W. Davis, Gee, Hanson, Hultzen

    DL: Hudson, Garza

    What should I do? Is that losing too much pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Strasburg…

  250. Jose C. says:
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    Grey, do I drop Chisek for Mujica? 10 team H2H 5 by 5 league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  251. ferris says:
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    cingrani or mujica or stream in 12 team mixed?