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On this day, I’m reminded of the Imagine Dragons song, Demons.  “It’s Prince Fielder‘s curtain’s call, it’s the last of all, when the lights fade out all the other players look like an upgrade.  They look like an upgrade!  Prince Fielder let us down!  He should be hell bound!  Though he says it’s all for you, stop hiding the truth!  No matter what Cecil Fielder would breed.  We are still made of greed, my fantasy team is my kingdom come, when will Prince Fielder’s homers come?  When will they come?!  When you feel my heat, look into my eyes, it’s where my hate for Fielder hides, it’s where my hate hides.  Abreu, don’t get too close, it’s dark inside and Fielder might rub off on you.  It’s where my hate for Fielder hides, it’s where my hate hides.  They say it’s okay if he hits .280 with 85 RBIs and 20 homers around the pole that is foul.  I say it’s up to fate, it’s woven in my soul, Prince Fielder is an a**hole!”  Usually I’m like don’t sell so-and-so for a DVD box set of the third season of Punky Brewster, but I’d sell Fielder low.  Who knows maybe someone in your league won’t think you’re selling low.  I’d explore ALL (yes, capped) offers for him immediately before things get worse.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

James JonesJames Jones dropped his middle name Earl, 200 pounds and caught on in the Mariners organization.  You should hear him do a Darth Vader impersonation.  It’s fresh, which is to say uncanny.  Now he’s the spokesman for Sprint, which is to say he’s fast.

Michael Saunders – You ever get the feeling that some teams suddenly get an extra few spots on their team?  Mariners lost Almonte and now they have like 17 spots in their outfield.  Glad they got rid of Almonte, he was greedy, yo!

Lorenzo Cain – Precipice:  a steep rock face or cliff.  Yeah?  Or no yeah?  Yeah.  Okay, you stand on the precipice of breaking out long enough and the earth moves under your feet and you’re no longer about to break out.  This is Cain…Sugar!  He is back and starting, and, supposedly, he has speed and power, though all I’ve seen is a lot of injury-proneness.

Juan Lagares – He’s been starting, leading off and his last name is Latin for ‘in the middle of running.’  You need more?

Chris Heisey – If he was Heiseh, I wouldn’t be half as excited about him cause then he’d be stuttered out He-is-eh.  Right now, He-is-ey, which I don’t even understand, but he is starting and has power and speed.

Denard Span – I saw Denard hitting at the top of the Nationals lineup and I was like, “Well, he’s owned everywhere.  It’s not like anyone’s sleeping on Denard without sixteen cushions,” and there he was on my waiver wire.

Peter Bourjos – When fantasy baseballers (<– my mom’s term!) hear that a guy may not play over Jon Jay, they get righteously nervous, I might’ve meant rightly, or maybe I didn’t.  It looks like the Cards may give Bourjos the PT and now he just needs to make it QT.

Adam Lind – Just went over him this morning.  Click over to it, it’ll make me .0008 of a penny.  I can get a lick of a piece of bubble gum for that.  Or sex in Hunts Point.

Garrett Jones – He sits vs. some tough lefties, but he still has five homers and if I would’ve drafted him in the 4th round instead of Ryan Zimmerman, it would’ve made more sense for my team and I will now seek out a stranger and ask them to punch me in the face.

C.J. Cron – Prospect Scott just went over his C.J. Cron fantasy.  I agree with him, except the part about how he wishes he were the stranger that is going to punch me in the face for drafting Ryan Zimmerman.

Eric Chavez – I don’t even know what he’s been doing or what he will do later this weekend, but the Hitter-Tron loves him today like it loves a newly-lubed carburetor.

Danny Espinosa – I’ve now told you to pick him up about two dozen times and he’s owned in 8% of ESPN leagues.  Fair to say, you don’t have ESPinosa.

Gordon Beckham – If you won’t pick up Espinosa, I don’t see any way to convince you to get the newly-minted hot schmotato, Gordon Beckham.  Maybe if I told you his full name is Gordon Cornelius Beckham, and he wears a feathered-hair cap over his afro.

Wilmer Flores – I just gave you my Wilmer Flores fantasy.  I wrote it on the inside of a bathroom stall.

Rougned Odor – I just went over my Rougned Odor fantasy.  I wrote it while saying, “What is that Odor?”

Eduardo Escobar -Ever see The Land of 10,000 Schmotatoes dance?  It goes like this, “Ooh, Eduardo Escobar is hitting around .450 in the last week.”  Move closer to waiver wire.  “But it’s Eduardo Escobar.”  Move away from the waiver wire.  And repeat 10,000 times.

Hector Rondon – He is the closer! (Maybe.)  You should pick him up!  (Maybe.)  Seriously!  (Maybe.)

Robbie Ray – I’m not sure if he stays in the rotation for much longer, but he has a decent matchup on Sunday, according to the Stream-o-Nator.

Henderson Alvarez – Since his K-rate is tizzerible, I don’t want to force feed you nice things about him that I don’t believe.  Real talk!  He has been pitching well for close to the last four months, dating back into last season (obviously not dating back to December; 3.39 ERA the 2nd half of last year).

Roberto Hernandez – He’s going against Jenrry Mejia today in a battle of Stream-o-Nator favorable starts.  Hernandez is slightly favored but they’re both above ‘solid.’

Corey Kluber – I went to his player page to try and come up with some solid reasons to buy him, and I saw his xFIP was 3.05 and I was like, “Yes, that’ll do, Pooh, not as in poo.  Ooh, his K-rate is in the top 20 in the majors at 9.6.  Great, more reasons!”  Yes, I said all of that in my head.  Then I saw his ERA was 3.60 and I was like, “Why do I even need to sell people on him?”

Drew Pomeranz – He could be staying in the A’s rotation and at one point he was a highly touted prospect.  Wouldn’t be the first time Billy Beane pulled a fast one on someone.  Trade Brett Anderson for him — Plouffe!  (Which is the fantasy baseball version of pfft.)

SELL

Troy Tulowitzki – No, don’t sell him for a bag of candy corn that expired in October!  The Buysellatops, that big lumbering beast that grazes tall grass and guys to sell, even agrees.  Right now, he’s hitting over .400 and is our top rated player on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  I could actually see him finishing in the top 20, but number one?  And hitting over 100 points above his career average?  I’d say he’s overperforming a tad, if tads were measured in kilotons.  On the fo’really, don’t sell him for just one underperforming top 20 player, but if you have multiple needs, you could name your price right now with Tulo and I’d consider it if it helps your team since this is his absolute peak.

  1. Carlos says:
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    G. Jones or Adam Lind?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  2. Big League Choo says:
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    whats the deal with stroman is he going to be a late inning/closer or r they just seasoning him til they need a 5/6th starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be a starter within a few weeks

  3. OaktownSteve says:
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    So Tulo is not going to hit above .500 at home this year as he is now? Cuz I’ve already penciled him in for it and I hate Erasure.

    That Jones kid is muy fast. IF he can hit even a lick he’s going to get bags it looks like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not…. Yeah, gonna have to platoon Jones though or at least while M’s do…

  4. geeg says:
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    cain, bourjos, span, or chris young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  5. Jacks says:
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    Talking about Fielder … he destroyed that baseball yesterday. Watch the vid. Like vintage Prince. And it was against a lefty who has been tuff on him and other lefties in the past. Also, the day before, he had a HR knocked out of the sky by intense winds that were blowing in hard. He might just be turning it around ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully if you’re stuck with him, but his numbers are trending in a bad direction

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Visual evidence can sometimes mislead … BUT I don’t think he’s done. The GB% spike is too absurd to believe. You just don’t see a 25% year over year leap like that. I think it’s noise (behind that is probably a story of pressing and making bad adjustments) and while at the end of the year, it will be the highest of his career, it will be a 5-10% lift, not 20% plus. So that means more Flyballs in Arlington and likely more HRs. The good news is that his Krate and Swing Strike Rate are at all time lows. I wish I had taken Abreu or Pujols instead, but I think Fielder will at least equal last years numbers. And this is from a guy who thinks about how much he hates having Fielder on his team at least once a day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya and valid points…

          • Jacks says:
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            @Grey: Compare him to Billy Butler, who I would say is really done. Butler is sporting career high Krates and GB rates and his GB rate has been climbing for a few years now. Prince isn’t swinging and missing much and the GB rate spike looks like noise rather than trend. The GB rate was actually declining for past two years. Could be the beginning of a trend, but it won’t be this dizzying.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m concerned you wouldn’t say Butler is really done if he hit a homer yesterday and you owned him…

              • Jacks says:
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                @Grey: Butler’s GB% spike is an established trend now. 3 years running, about 10% a year. It’s believable. Add in the spike in Krate and he is looking done. Fielder is more like Cano who is also experiencing a huge spike in GB% this year. 58% from 46% career. I believe Cano’s will regress back to career norms or 5-10% above them. His BABIP is right in line with his career one, but Fielder’s is way depressed because of the shift swallowing up all the GBs.

                Cano and Fielder look very very similiar this year so far. No one is selling low on Cano, right? Does anyone believe he will continue to pound the ball into the ground at absurd rates? Why don’t we give Fielder the benefit of the doubt? Likely because of his body type and the entrenched narrative of precipitous declines for fat sluggers.

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                  @Jacks: And Prince is likely in his decline, but I would bet against it being this precipitous. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see him put up one more huge power year. Maybe not this year, but before he turns 34. Decline is NOT a straight line down for 30-34 year olds.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good stuff, I was kinda teasing with my last comment… I think Arlington not being a hitters park, Fielder pulling into the shift and the ground balls are a concern…. At this point I’d take last year and hope we get it…

      • Killing Machine says:
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        @Grey:

        Getting lucky once… Does not make a comeback. He is bad, his numbers are looking real bad.

  6. Jay says:
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    Do you list the buys in order that you would pick them up? or is it just a random order?

    Also Aoki or Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no set order, if you need speed it doesn’t matter if a guy can hit for power… Aoki

  7. [will work for saves] says:
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    My return is here… It is time… Im out of the loop and will thoroughly rely on you, grey, to lift me up and show me the right way…it is your job and i will wax your slippers while you whisper sleepers into my ear. Then i will bow at your freshly shined feet….

    You are my only hope…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prezzi! I’ve been asking about you, worried… Hope all is good with you and you’re no longer on lock down….

      • [will work for saves] says:
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        @Grey: its been a crazyyy couple weeks but im good man.. Baseball has been on the back burner. But im back for the long haul and my teams are on the toilet edge, getting ready for a leap. Im in much need of summer cleaning in the RCLs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good to hear you’re fine, now to fix your teams…

          • [will work for saves] says:
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            @Grey: yes! My outfield in the FCL is cruz, carl craw, bj, melky. We dropping bj or craw for a hot bat? Or both?

            Was going to drop for james jones.

          • [will work for saves] says:
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            @Grey: im a month past due.. Yes i know this. Im cuttin bj for sure. His stats are hard to look at.. And thats been in my lineup for the past couple weeks… Not good.. I dropped brad miller too.. Pretty sure thats long past due as well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup and yup

              • [will work for saves] says:
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                @Grey: my team is a shizzshow right now… But i got this!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You got this! I’m just glad to hear from you…. Was worried yo…

                  • [will work for saves] says:
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                    @Grey: i managed to make it out alive grey! ( barely) thanks for caring.. I am now back to make your life a living astros clubhouse! :)

                    P.S. Razzball on sn iphone is the worst.. My droid was awesome with razzball..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Then you need a droid especially for Razzball… Nick, get this man a phone!

                    • [will work for saves] says:
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                      @[will work for saves]: nick! I cant even see what im typing right now! Jelp a non-canadian but loves canada playa out!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You can’t see cause he’s standing in front of you…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @[will work for saves]: you’re late to the party for OF scabs. i was able to grab the really awesome group of Saunders, Span, Parra, and K. Davis…..and by awesome I mean not and by party I mean me crying in a full bathtub with a toaster in one hand and a copy of Hustler in the other

              • [will work for saves] says:
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                @J-FOH: yeah its pretty bad on the wire in that league..

      • [will work for saves] says:
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        @gareth: thanks gareth!

        *shakes jiggly ball in gareths general direction*

  8. RTY says:
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    I know we’ve been through this before, but Trevor Bauer is killing it in AAA. Is he worth a stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  9. Ollie says:
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    6X6 (OPS+AVG, L+WHIP), H2H, 12 teams.

    Offering up Fielder and Machado for Encarnacion and Brantley. Thoughts? I’ve got Rizzo/Longoria at 1B/3B. Other outfielders are Gordon, Bruce, Pagan, and Pence, so there would be some utility spots filled in this move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  10. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    we’re really selling prince low? what would you look to get for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d aim a top 10 player, I’d take a top 50 one

      • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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        @Grey: G-D Dammit that cheeseburger eating fathead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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            @Grey: Gonna try to get Rizzo/Kipnis for Fielder. Muah ahh ahhh.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Hey, It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!: @Grey: I got Kinsler straight up for him yesterday and I don’t feel bad about it. He’s been middle of the road since last May. He might go on to hit 40 HRs this season, but I’m not going to be upset about it.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Hey, It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!: please invite me next year to a league where you could get rizzo AND anybody else (much less a top 5 at his position guy like kipnis) for fielder this late into his mess.

  11. Ron says:
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    Ok we are a month into this thing. I need your honest eval here cause I’m putting all my chips on “Grey” and letting it ride on your response to this question.

    For ROS who should be my SS in a 10 team H2H points league – Everth, Villar or Alcides???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: I’m going with it! Just for reference, what do you see that puts you squarely in the Villar camp going forward over the highly drafted Everth?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has some power and same speed

  12. Soxinox says:
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    Which side of Sonny Gray and Alex Gordon for Homer Bailey and Michael Brantley would you want in an espn ten team standard (I have a balanced team and I’m narrowly in first place so no massive needs).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

      • Soxinox says:
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        @Grey:
        Ah, he just traded Brantley in another deal. Considering the same proposal as before, but with a different bat received. Is the homer side still better if he is paired with either J-hey or Dom Brown? Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  13. JoeG414 says:
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    Trying to get Wacha. He’s offing him plus Beckman ,Castellanos and Lagares. He wants back Brantley( Bruce on DL), Rendon(Gyorko sinks), Chavez and Cron. Which I won’t do. But, is Chavez , Cron and either Ozuno, Maybin or Cain still too much to give up. My other Starters are Wainwright, Shields, Gray, Chavez, M.Perez , Pineda and Floyd. With Paxon and Holland on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The 2nd is not too much to give up

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      I also have Zimm as a Starter. I just like Cron’s potential, so its hard to give up everyday hitters like him.

  14. Carl Weathers says:
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    Drop Liriano, or Hamels?

    For Eovaldi

    • Carl Weathers says:
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      @Carl Weathers:

      Nevermind, thanks for getting it in forums. And yes, I need to change this league for a harder one.

      (It was Hamels for those who care)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just answered this

  15. JustMatt says:
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    Espinosa or Odor for the short term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  16. ROMANAZO says:
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    Hi Grey

    Owings or Wilmer Flores?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  17. Phil says:
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    Does Cain really have power? Never had more then 7 HR in a year. You think he is about to break out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s got 12 homer power

  18. Anthony says:
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    Grey, I sold Fielder for Gio and Hosmer so I totally agree. Who would you rather have as a backup SS, Ev Cabrera or Villar? or Flores?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  19. Clint says:
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    Grey, in the words of Rambo to Colonel Troutman, “You’re the only one I trust” so what in the name of Fredo do I do w/Alex Wood in my 8 team, 10 keeper, h2h pts league I was planning on him being a great starter for? I know he’s starting Sunday so do I close my eyes and pray Fredo listens to avoid a Jimmy Caan-like slapping from you until a bullpen move’s official or deal him asap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until move is official

  20. Bunny says:
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    I’m going to see how Liriano pitches tonight (not starting him vs Stl) and if he sucketh do I drop him for:

    Kennedy
    Gee
    Koehler
    Ryu
    Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

      • Bunny says:
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        @Grey: Really? Kennedy over Cingrani?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For now, unless you have DL spot, then both

  21. ujoh says:
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    Ok so let’s say I’m selling Fielder for a top tier pitcher. I would expect nothing less. He’s still a power hitter in a friendly park, and it’s generally easier to find pitching than it is to find hitting.

    Who is the MINIMUM starting pitcher you would take in a one-for-one deal? I can use the ROS Player Rater to find everyone above that guy, and go hunt for a deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d think you’d find some opposition that he’s in a power hitting park… I’d take a top 10 starter…

  22. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey! So I made a bad trade a few weeks back sending away Beltre for Greinke. But I think I did real good on this one and wanted your opinion. I gave Greinke, Arenado & Alex Gordon away and I received Trout & Carpenter. Whatcha think? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      ^^^^^ HAHAHAHA

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @[will work for saves]: IT WAS BELTRE!! Oh Brook, you’re kinda cute when you make lopsided trades.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Fireball Feliz: i was the only one who immediately guessed beltre on her first post.

  23. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Need to drop either Revere or Crispy Young in points league. And would you add Pomeranz as a 3rd RP (starts are money) or take a flier on a high K reliever like Allen, W Davis, Shaw, Thornburg, or Betances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krispie… Allen…

  24. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team qs league My kazmir/mchugh his richards/hutchison sounds fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  25. JustMatt says:
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    Weekly line-ups. Given that Col has 5 games next week (3 against lefties). Who would you take?

    Dickerson, Stubbs, James Jones or Peter Bourjos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

  26. Eric Nosebar says:
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    In a deep short bench keeper is it smarter to stash Odor or better to wait a month or more on Profar or Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  27. Duel Time says:
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    Like you I really liked Fielder this season. But what a waste. I jumped of last week and traded him and Venable for Choo and Everth Cabrera in a 12 team 5×5 roto where I was desperate for speed. I thought I made out like a bandit. What says you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t say a bandit, but it’ll probably help your team more than hurt

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        made out like a teenager girl shoplifting at TJ Maxx?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  28. Q says:
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    No idea if @Ron will check these comments, but a follow up for him from this mornings column.
    I’m not a writer, I guess, but I know these ones….

    1. What you mean is “duly noted.” “Duly” comes from “due” not “dual.” What it means is “correctly noted,” or a notation done right. Honestly, I mostly use this sarcastically.

    E.G.
    Wife: “You are worthless and you never take out the trash.”
    Me: “Duly noted” (continues playing Skyrim and wishing I still smoked cigarettes)

    2. “Hoyle” is the name of the official rules for playing card games–Poker, Gin, etc. All of the rules in the book are the “official” rules. So if someone says “According to Hoyle…” they basically mean “officially.”

    E.G.

    Brother: “Dude, Bengie Molina hit for the cycle! Is that a miracle?”
    Me: “Well I’m not sure it’s an ‘according to Hoyle’ miracle, but it’s pretty amazing.”

    Hope this was helpful. I’m a loser, but I know my phrasing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, never heard of 2 at all…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Think it’s more of an Anglo saying, that one. Much like ‘cat amongst the pigeons’

        We catching you out this week (emoticon)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, never heard of any of these… I need to get out more…

        • Q says:
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          @SteveNZ: Funny, I’ve never heard “cat amongst the pigeons!” And I consider myself a proud Anglo! (Actually, not so proud. Anglo shame seems all the rage these days).

          • gareth says:
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            @Q: there’s also a famous Agatha Christie hercule poirot detective novel called “cat amongst the pigeons. “

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m surprised you never heard According to Hoyle. Where do you go when you need a whist refresher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not where I’m going, apprehently…

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: The phrase “according to Hoyle miracle” is used by Jules Winfield in Pulp Fiction, that’s where I remember hearing it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t remember that at all…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, remembered that scene, didn’t remember that… Nice…

              • Jason says:
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                @Grey: It stuck with me throughout the years, not only due to the brilliant acting & dialogue, but due to the uniqueness of the phrase. It only took me 20 years to get an official definition that it means, er… “officially”, heh.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

    • Ron says:
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      @Q: This is why I turn to the Razzball community. Thank you Q!!

  29. burningbridges247 says:
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    Two weeks ago I was actually offered Abreu straight-up for Fielder. I couldn’t hit the “ACCEPT OFFER” button fast enough from fear the other owner would come to his senses. I guess he was selling high on Abreu, but he isn’t done. i am starting to get the feeling we have seen the best of Fielder, and it wasn’t a really long view, at that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade!

    • Jacks says:
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      @burningbridges247: That’s the trade I imagine doing in my dreams!

  30. Hondo says:
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    I got an email today offering MLB.TV at 50% of for $57.49 ROS.

    It said “special offer for MLB.TV Free game of the day users”.

  31. Anthony says:
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    Grey, I have Kipnis on the DL so I’ve been starting Gyorko and we all know how that’s going. Should I continue throwing him out there or drop him for Odor, Espinoza, Beckham or potentially Wong if he gets the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  32. Jay says:
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    who do you believe is more apt to sustain his current playing level?

    Dozier or Blackmon?

  33. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft…prince for myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly hold

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: Prince/Gordon for Holliday/Pedroia?

        • herschel says:
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          @herschel: Dee Gordon that is…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prince, it’s fair though

  34. Mark says:
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    Just dropped Alex Gordon and am considering dropping Victorino to pick up Kennedy. Too hasty? My OF is Craig, Rajai, Bautista, Morse, Coco Crisp.

    Just got turned down on a Victorino for Janssen offer, not feeling like the fish are biting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too hasty

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Mark: Don’t drop Alex! He’ll pick it up soon

  35. The Undecided says:
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    Rumors starting to swirl about Mejia going to the pen and I’m thinking “damn fine closer he’d be!” – and that’s me thinking only of me. But he does often looks unhittable for the first few innings.

    I’m holding on to him right now but can’t figure out what I’m holding on to. What’s your take on him for 2014? Dynamite closer? Solid starter? Drop him because he’s just waiver trash waiting for favorable starts against the Krazies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a solid starter right now for some leagues… He needs to get his control in check, could make a decent closer…

  36. kyle says:
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    If I can get Rizzo, Posey, Abreu, Freeman, for Fielder? DO it?

  37. J-FOH says:
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    LAGARES! Jack’sHit of the Week

    • Birdmann says:
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      @J-FOH: @J-FOH: shameless plug

  38. Chris says:
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    Chris Archer or Cole Hamels ROS. H2H Pts league.

    Do you think Archer is anything more than a streamer at this point? Can Hamels regain form?

    Thanks.

    • kyle says:
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      @Chris: Hamels easy

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Chris:

      I’m surprised by the amount of Archer angst I’ve seen in the comments. His peripherals look good. The BABIP is high. He’s getting ground balls. He’s a 7.5 k/9 guy which should have been in line with expectations given how he became a bit more of a pitch to contact guy last year…as the Rays staff has seemed to do. The line drive rate is up and it seems like his FB is getting squared up a bit more than in the past. But his FIP is 2.97. He seems to me very much like a 3.30 ERA guy with a solid whip and 150+ Ks. But what’s more, he’s definitely not a 4.91 ERA guy. If you quit on him now, you’re giving up all the good stuff even if he just pitches his way down to a 3.75 in the short term, those are going to be useful innings in most leagues.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        and by the way Hamels is the hold. I just took the opportunity to comment on what I’ve seen folks say about Archer. In the right context I think he’s an absolute buy low right now.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: well played. I thought he was being unfairly crapped all over when in reality he isn’t that bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  39. Lemmingness says:
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    H2H weekly points league
    Pick 2 for ROS out of: Aoki, Brantley, Rasmus, Ozuna
    Thanks a bunch for answering the several questions I had today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Brantley

  40. da main man says:
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    Better in forever dynasty league…Gerrit Cole or Sonny Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  41. Sad Keanu says:
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    Fielder for Tanaka or try for more? I have 3 1B and I need a pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s fair

  42. Zar says:
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    I have 3 players on the DL for two spots, Anibal Sanchez, Ryan Zimmerman, and Jurickson Profar. Which one is the most droppable? I might drop one for a streamer (Probably Milone, not Mejia)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  43. Eric Nosebar says:
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    Need to DROP one of Odor, Revere, Krispy in deep keeper. Revere and Krispy take turns as my 3rd OF. Odor is a flier in case he is super fragrant and blows up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  44. pakestwo says:
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    Which side?

    Fielder and Gray for Chris Davis
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  45. Hoog says:
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    I have tulo on my team but I don’t really know if its even worth selling him. Its a 12 team H2H categories league and my roster (when healthy) is:
    C: Rosario
    1b: pujols
    2b: Cano
    3b: beltre
    Ss: tulo
    Of: Jones
    Of: holiday
    Of: marte
    Util: r. Zimmerman
    Bn: Jennings, butler, hardy
    Sp: wainwright, bumgarner, verlander, Anibal, gio, Masterson, gray, kazmir, Porcello, Hutchison.

    I know that’s a lot, but anything you see that I could use an upgrade at? Or should I just stand pat with tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need any serious upgrades

  46. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, 10 team NL only 5×5 keeper. Should I drop Gaby Sanchez in my utility for Wilmer Flores? Also need to activate Ramos within 10 days and currently have Grandal in my C spot. Only slot I can play with in my utility is Gaby Sanchez.

    Who earns that spot — Flores, Yo Gabby, or Grandal? Can wait on the Ramos activation if you advise and take Grandal out of that equation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @Grey: thanks. I probably phrased my question wrong. “Go for it” with Flores and drop Yo Gabba (not Grandal) and wait a little while longer with Ramos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  47. blindnuts says:
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    Prince for Yu…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  48. Scott says:
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    Just traded Pujols/Jesse Chavez/Harvey (19th round keeper)/Machado (16th round keeper) for Strasburg/Upton/Beltran (all of which can not be kept). I’m not so worried about keeper status since I have Polanco/Baez/Singleton on my bench. Thoughts on the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  49. Ron says:
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    12 team Roto with OBP – Cain or Soriano ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soriano

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I hit submit too fast on that question.

        Which 3 out of these 4 ROS – Aoki, Rasmus, Cain, Soriano

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Cain

  50. J-FOH says:
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    I’m surprised Rico Suave wasn’t in todays buy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, me too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that answer seemed a little un Grey….Is this Rosa the cleaning lady again? Where is Senor Grey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Si… I mean no!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Ok Grey *winks* If I have one to choose from do I take Mexican Yovani Gallardo or Dominican Johnny Cueto?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gallardo– Esmeralda, what are you saying?!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

                    ….and Rico Suave goes yard!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Si!

  51. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Dinosaur Jr. or Meat Puppets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puppets

  52. tim says:
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    grienke/lester/hosmer for rizzo/ scherzer/ E. santana?

    if that’s turned down, thinking grienke/lester/hosmer for rizzo/scherzer then adding ian kennedy from waivers.

    before the season i was huge on hosmer and down on both rizzo/scherzer but now i find myself wanting them.

    you like either of these? or just hold. i have a feeling i’ve gotten real lucky with my pitching thus far (with grienke and lester). I dont see either’s value being any higher than now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  53. Pope says:
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    Grey would you give a closer like Rodney or Soria for Kennedy or Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Alright thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s Albright!

  54. Nick M says:
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    Would you stream Tommy Milone vs Wash ($13), Roberto Hernandez at NYM ($10.4), or Wei-Yin Chen vs Hou ($9.3)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roberto

  55. Eddie says:
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    Lind or Fatt Adams in an OPS league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  56. Barker says:
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    14 team keeper

    Fielder longoria verlander for a gon greinke arenado

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Barker: gotta be Fielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  57. kyle says:
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    Fielder for Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  58. Kimchi eater says:
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    Grey, why u gotta razz Prince on his bday? Lol. Hopefully your article turns him into a hot shmotato!

    It’s Time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it…

  59. herschel says:
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    with news mesoraco could be activated on sunday, would you grab him over sal perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: grey would you stay strong with carlos santana even if sal perez is just sitting available?

  60. Joe says:
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    Grey brandon phillps or michael cudyer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuddyer

  61. MB says:
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    No buy on Stubbs? Or was it just three good games and now I go back to Markakis vs hou righties this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs if he’s playing in Coors

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft: fielder/desmond/sal perez for posey/l martin/rosenthal? currently starting d gordon at 2b and desmond at ss. i would move gordon to ss and have to start gyorko at 2b. also have rizzo to cover 1b so would have buster fill in at catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian Desmond

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: what about the same trade but with Gyorko instead of Desmond?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes it better for you

  63. Hans says:
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    Mesoraco is coming off the dl sunday most likely, keep him or sal perez and his abuelita?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  64. KarlJ says:
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    Grey
    Would you rather have Andrus or Villar for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  65. Jett says:
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    Trade Kemp for Ace Ventura? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, it’s fair

  66. Nightpandaa says:
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    Grey,

    Schizzo (means come unglued, deranged) can we shout it whenever he hits a bomb!

    Looking for some speed (dead last in that cat)
    , 17 moves left: dump Smoak for

    Gentry, Lake, Sugar Cain, Jesse James Jones, Bourjos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  67. joe says:
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    Tulo for Giancarlo & Dee Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  68. Wilsonian says:
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    Guh. Just read that Wood is going to the ‘pen and Harang is starting in his place on Sunday. Would you drop Wood for any of the following:

    Archer
    Garza
    Wheeler
    Estrada
    Kennedy
    Porcello

    Or would you stream the spot or hold?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just read that? Where?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Rotoinfo/Fantasy Alarm

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, thought you were gonna say from you two days ago…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: Nope, right now. So what do you think about dropping him.

          • Jacks says:
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            @Grey:He’s only missing one turn. Back May 17th. By that time Harang will be DFAed :)

            • Jacks says:
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              @Jacks: They’re playing it this way to limit his innings over all. They will do it from time to time. But my bet is Harang is out of the rotation by June and Wood is full time again.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Jacks: right, but if he isn’t back, then I’m hanging on to a middle reliever with solid options for starters. I hate having to do it, but I think I need to drop him. It’s a shallow league. No one will take him as a MR.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully

      • joe says:
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        @Grey: 5/9/2014: Wood has been moved to the bullpen, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. – Rotowire @joe:

  69. ThE sHiT says:
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    Lose Rollins for Wilmer? 14 team h2h, limited moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  70. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1.today only am i crazy for even thinking of benching arenado @cueto for any of
    ozuna/a.gordon/beckham if i need runs but not RBI’s? 2.Also am i wrong about playing hart over any of those same 3 since he’s playing a lefty and Hitter T loves him for that

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      also, 3, pick one for today out of springer/a.gordon/beltran.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Over Beckham

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: sorry, i meant was hart over all of beckham/ozuna/gordon doable (since Hitter T loves him more than any of those 3)? so ozuna or gordon if it’s not?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  71. J Boy says:
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    Grey, warning you ahead of time this isn’t a pleasure cruise:

    If I’m in need if swipes, is it worth dealing Dunn for BJ Upton? We all know what Dunn is but is BJ just too far gone even with the nerd glasses and I’d be better off banking the HR from Dunn and searching waivers for steals?

    Thanks Razzmaster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I could see it…

  72. Bigjrod21 says:
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    Prince/Myers for Cano/Cueto fair?

    And would you drop Castro for Ramos or mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side… Ramos

  73. Take 2 says:
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    Grab Pinto for either Pierzynski or Castro? Or hold? Points league with -1 for strike outs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  74. The Espisode of Growing Pains Where Mike Thought Boner Did Cocaine in the Bathroom says:
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    Do you like McCarthy over Estrada, Peralta, Perez, or Ross? 12 team points redraft. Cereal for dinner tonight – Fruity Pebbles or Chocolate Lucky Charms. My fate is in your hands.

  75. kandeepan says:
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    Who do you recommend dropping out the list below for me to pick up Adam Lind?

    N. Aoki,
    C.Hart
    W.Middlebrooks
    C.Headley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  76. FagSwag says:
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    Juan Francisco or Colby Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

    • FagSwag says:
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      @FagSwag: or Middlebrooks.

  77. Big Magoo says:
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    As promised, here I am to spam your weekly buy/sell column, Grey. While you focus on players who are still widely available (as well as Fielder and Tulo), my list is comprised of universally owned players to consider acquiring or dumping on another owner for a profit. For brevity’s sake, I’ve narrowed the list down to four players who fit into one of each of the following four categories: buy low, buy high, sell low, and sell high. Here they are:

    Buy low: Matt Kemp – Two offseason surgeries and three other starting-caliber outfielders as teammates planted him on my preseason avoid list. The power (.212 ISO) and speed (3 SBs) seem to have returned though, and there have been recent rumblings that Kemp is healthy enough to resume everyday duties in the near future. Pay a #3 OF price and enjoy the high-end #2 ROS production.

    Sell low: Eric Hosmer – One home run and zero steals in 150 PAs, half of his balls-in-play are on the ground, and his average batted ball distance has fallen into Darwin Barney and Alcides Escobar territory. Play up his .314 batting average and get what you can while you still can.

    Buy high: Anthony Rizzo – More walks (15.9%), less Ks (15.2%), among the league leaders in average batted ball distance, and he looks to have figured out how to hit left-handed pitching (.969 OPS against). .275/30/100 player in the making. Convince his owner that he’s selling high and enjoy the breakout.

    Sell high: Justin Upton – His K% is through the roof at 34.1%, which normally be acceptable considering the way that he’s driving the ball consistently and with authority. The problem is the manner in which he’s striking out. His SwStr% is way up at 15% (career 11.7%) and his Z-Contact% is way down at 74.0% (career 81.0%), which means that he’s swinging and missing at a much higher percentage of pitches in the strike zone. The Braves have not run much under Fredi’s watch, so I wouldn’t expect him to steal many more bases either. A .270/28/12 player is certainly useful, but selling Upton for a first or second round talent is worth considering.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great stuff… I’m trying to sell Fielder for Rizzo right now…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’d take Rizzo over Fielder. They’re pretty close though, and Prince has the bigger name. The Rizzo owner won’t bite?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haven’t heard yet… It’s not enough, or make sense to do it straight up unless they just want to… I need to add other pieces prolly

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, it’s basically an apples for apples kind of deal. Making it a two-for-two deal might work better there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, it’s my only chance

              • Deck says:
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                @Grey: What do you see out of Prince ROS, he looks to be heating up a bit.

              • Deck says:
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                @Grey: Meaning, I am rolling with Hosmer and Morneau right now and am thinking I could potentially buy really low if I do a 3 for one.

    • FagSwag says:
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      @Big Magoo: Would you deal Pujols to acquire Rizzo?

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @FagSwag: You should be able to get more for Pujols. Rizzo + a #3 OF, #2 SP, or something of similar value. In a 1-for-1 deal, I’d hold Pujols.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      nice work partner. Tough to argue with anything in the analytics here. Kemp in particular is a really interesting call. I heard a second hand account on the radio of Mark McGuire raving about Kemp’s BP. Story went something like this:

      Mac: “Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick”
      Kemp: “I told you. I was hurt. THAT is how the ball comes off my bat.”

      I suspect folk will find Upton tough to sell high in even sort of savvy leagues. Plenty of people will recall last year’s April. While I will agree with your evaluation and ROS projection, I would think it’ll be hard to get even fair value for him.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Thanks brother. Kemp’s perceived value has dropped to the point that he’s become a desirable trade target, I think. I just acquired him in one league earlier this week for Torii Hunter and Jesse Chavez. I’d take the Kemp side all day long in that scenario.

        As far as Upton goes, I don’t think that you’d be able to get first round value for him in most leagues. Maybe second round though. This is a power/speed talent in his prime with a solid track record. It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to have to hold him, but he could bring back a nice haul in a deal.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          That’s a really solid deal for Kemp you pulled off. Nice work. Good spot on the buy low target.

    • phenomenot says:
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      @Big Magoo: @Big Magoo: “RIZZ’OUTTA HERE!!!” He can and always could hit lefties. Even when he couldn’t, he could.

    • Deck says:
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      @Big Magoo: Good stuff, but I feel perception on Upton amongst experienced players might actually be in the buy high range. I feel a lot of owners with Upton are actually looking to cash in on his start for fear he will collapse like he did on my team last year.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Deck: I’m sure that the projections on Upton vary wildly across the board. It’s just my personal opinion that it’s a good time to try to sell him now. His power is for real, but he’s on pace for 219 strikeouts, and unless he starts making contact with more pitches inside of the strike zone, he might end up pretty close to that number. I’d bet on his batting average dropping 25-30 points from where it is right now.

  78. JoeG414 says:
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    Please rate the following Catchers: B.Pena, D.Navarro, Zunino or Grandal. I’m waiting for Mesoraco to come back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  79. quimmy says:
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    Dan Straily sent down. Looks like Pomeranz to the rotation. Good call your holystache!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  80. Hubba Hubba says:
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    Montero or Mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  81. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Traded Prince and Arenado for Kemp and Cueto. Too low?

    I move Abreu to 1B, still have Beltre at 3B. OF+UTIL looks like: Bautista, Rios, Meyers, Kemp. Brantley bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine

  82. Max says:
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    Another manager has put Greinke on the block. I would like to 2 for 1 trade for him because I have the deepest staff in my league. Thinking of offering Bailey and Eovaldi. Is that enough or too much? thanks Grey.

    My staff is Teheran, Gray, Bailey, Sanchez, Wood, Porcello, Eovaldi, Liriano, Alfredo Simon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

      • Max says:
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        @Grey: Can you make a reccomendation for which 2 I should offer?

  83. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    I went off the cuff and traded Beltran and Cespedes for Myers and Holliday.

    In back seat driving mode, did I make a bad trade?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Deck says:
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      @Mike: I would have to say I actually think you might have. Nothing to beat yourself up about but I’m a big A’s fan and haven’t been totally sold on Cespedes until this season. I think he is the best player in the trade at this point.

  84. dubjay says:
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    ok. I’m going to try this one more time. attempt number 4. for some reason my question never shows up? Im not even using the annoying ROS.

    Hey Grey,
    Im getting a little fed up with the lack of production that I’m getting from Domonic Brown and Khris Davis. Is it time to bail? The only problem is that Im in a keeper league and don’t like to cut bait too early on young developing talent. Although we do only keep 10 players so the odds of keeping either one are pretty slim. What do you think?

    If I did drop one, who should get the boot?

    These are the best available replacements
    M.TEIXEIRA
    C.GRANDERSON
    A.LAROCHE
    A.LIND
    J.VILLAR
    C.RASMUS
    T.FRAZIER
    R.DAVIS
    or should i just stand pat

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus over Davis

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        that move makes me shudder being a jays fan. i know all about rasmus’ hot streaks. it will probably stop the moment i pick him up. lol

  85. Grey #1 Fan says:
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    Blackmon and Bailey for Felix Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Her

  86. tim says:
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    grienke/lester/hosmer for rizzo/ scherzer/ E. santana?

    if i added polanco to it still rizzo side?

    i know you already answered this-sorry to spam you with all my questions today, but the guy is very interested into polanco.. he mentioned rizzo for polanco straight up (they’d both be minimum keepers) but it’d leave me with 3 1st basemen. no one else wants hosmer besides this guy.

    polanco for rizzo i HAVE to pull the trigger correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  87. Al says:
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    sal Perez or Wilson Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  88. tbone2917 says:
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    What do you think of this 3 way trade proposed to me…I’m Beane Ball

    Ranger Danger gets Tulo, crisp and Samarzja
    Beane Ball gets Cabrera, Phillips or utley, Goldy and Blackmon
    Binge gets Fielder, Cano, Gordon, Price and Shields

    • tbone2917 says:
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      @tbone2917:

      I’m giving up Fielder, Gordon and Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t follow

      • tbone2917 says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m basically trading away Fielder, Cano, Dee Gordon and getting in return Goldy, Blackmon, Everth Cabrerra and either Utley or Phillips

        What do you think??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not crazy about it

          • tbone2917 says:
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            @Grey:
            Ya me either

            What if I throw in Bumgardner instead of Cano? My pitching is deep

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Better

  89. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Prince or pedroia ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prince, but it’s fair

  90. RapCity says:
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    Trade proposal: My Prince Fielder + Ryan Zimmerman for his J. Abreu

    -He just posted a “3B wanted” league message and I have Seager, w/ Zimmerman on DL

    Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • RapCity says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, G

  91. King Trout says:
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    Good Day Grey,
    I need to drop one player from below:
    SP
    -Mejia

    Closers
    -Joe Smith
    -c. Allen

    Bench bat
    -c. Hart

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        That may be true in the above, but I was just thinking I have a sneaking feeling Hart is about to get pretty warm. Like him a lot hitting behind Cano there. If he’s going to stick at DH, be health and hit clean up every day, he’s gonna bring some value. He’s already got the 5 homers and the BABIP should come around and bubble up the average a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t mind him but there’s options where he has to go…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            No doubt. Can’t fault the advice above (particularly considering no idea league rules, settings and size, current standings, roster construction, or free agent pool).

            In an airless void, I tink Hart gets useful for some non-defined period.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup and yup

  92. Sniff Test says:
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    Pomeranz over Sabathia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

      • Sniff Test says:
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        @Grey: I did it. It feels like 275 lbs was just lifted off my back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  93. Jon says:
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    Ramos or Castro ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  94. Comment hidden due to low rating says:
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    Alex Gordon or Dayan Viciedo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  95. Jon says:
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    Drop Peavy or Kuroda for Pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

    • Jon says:
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      Kuechel is available, too…

  96. Carlos says:
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    Yahoo H2h 10 team standard. Please ranks ROS

    Eovaldi
    Niese
    Hammel
    Kluber
    Estrada

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Kluber

  97. jon says:
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    Drop Mejia or Vargas??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  98. Sean says:
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    W/ Alex wood moving to the ‘pen is he droppable now? But keep in mind I start him at RP/SP, the other options aren’t good, but it is what it is isn’t that great; Alfredo Simon, tanner Roark , Roberto Hernandez, Robbie Ross, Dallas keuchel , Drew smyly, or Dustin McGowan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez for tonight… I’d play matchups

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: not for tonight, it would be for next week, it’s a weekly roster lock league

  99. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    I can’t do it. Can’t pull the trigger on trading prince low. Hoping you’re wrong wise leader!! Last week you said sell E5 and he had quite the week. Maybe this will wake him up. I’ll forward your post to his agent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully since I have him too in two leagues

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @It’s Enrico Pallazzo:

      EE is going to be solid 30+ and probably 180 R+RBI as a floor. I don’t think there ever was any problems with the wrist. What happens with these guys recovering from surgery is they can’t hit the ball with any authority. With EE, he was just striking out at a very uncharacteristic rate. That just tells me he’s not seeing the ball. Had a bad April last year. I mentioned about two weeks ago that he was starting to sting the ball but it was hard to pick up in the boxes because he was hitting atems. Whatever you had him projected for preseason, proceed with said assumption.

  100. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Grey

    Buchholz or G Richards ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  101. Robert Loggia says:
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    Great writing! Thanks and keep it up!

    I”d like your thoughts on this:
    10 Team 14×14 keeper…
    Picked up Ozuna to cover while Hamilton and Bruce are on the shelf. Pedroia’s my 2B, but I like a good backup. So, I traded Phillips and Butler for Marte and B Miller. Miller is also backing up HanRam and Andrus at SS, and I’ve got XanBo backing up Miggy and sometimes Beltre if one isn’t acting as Util. Miggy also backs up AGonz sometimes, or Mauer does it if he has to, and I’ll slide Gomes in at backstop. It’s a tangled web, I know. Anyway, I’d like to add Lawrie, but would you drop Miller or Xander to do it?

    I suppose I could drop a pitcher instead. My staff is strong with Kershaw, Waino, Zimm, Cole, Miller, Cashner, Eovaldi, Latos, and Harvey on the DL. Also good closers in Jansen, Kimbrel, Nathan, and Reed. I just picked up Chavez and Shaw (on the off-chance he turns closer).

    Should I just dump Shaw to get Lawrie. While I’m at it, Juan Francisco is available. Should I grab both Lawrie and Juan and drop Chavez and Shaw, or would you drop either Miller or XanBo instead of Chavez? Or hell, would you leave Lawrie and JuanFran to the other wolves and grab Bauer instead???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller and Shaw

  102. Filkarri says:
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    Smyly for A Gordon, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Filkarri says:
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        @Grey: thanks, have a nice weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

    • Comment hidden due to low rating says:
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      @Filkarri: Depends on needs. heh.

  103. Big League Wood says:
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    Enjoyed your write-up all week.

    Is Flores worth an add over Plouffe (Uribe also on waivers) while waiting for Zimmerman? Will he play every every day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold

  104. RapCity says:
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    Trade Proposal
    Side A: Goldschmidt
    Side B: Prince Fielder & Justin Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much, guess Goldy in a shallow league

      • RapCity says:
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        @Grey:

        12-team 7×7 league, with OPS & XBH; also LF/RF/CF instead of generic OF positions

        I’ve already got Rizzo or else I’d trade Prince for him!

  105. Hi Grey —

    A partial followup to a question from the daily roundup.

    Who do you think are the top three from among Eovaldi, Salazar, Liriano, Teheran, Fister, Cobb in a one-year roto league?

    Also, who do you see as the top couple of choices from among the following 1B/DH: Billy Butler, Juan Francisco, Corey Hart, Collabello, Olt, Smoak, and Swisher?

    Thanks, and have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart, Francisco… Teheran, Eovaldi, Salazar

      • @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Have a good weekend,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  106. Dorn says:
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    I just traded prince and alcides Escobar yesterday for Napoli Tehran and infante. How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, could work in your favor

  107. cgsf says:
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    drop bailey for kluber? i am exhausted just from waiting for homer to come round…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • cgsf says:
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        where would you put i. kennedy in that mix? also, gee or niese ROS?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @cgsf: i think from other comments Bailey/Kennedy/Kluber. 2. gee over niese.

  108. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What side do you like in both scenarios?

    Niese for Polanco

    Mcallister for Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Chris: try for more though. if this was the same guy from last night asking about this. somebody in your league is likely prospect happy (wears the trenchcoat all that)

  109. OaktownSteve says:
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    didja know? Adam Dunn has actually hit over .260 on the season 5 of his 13 major league seasons? Hasn’t done it since 2010 though. Word on the street is he’s changed his approach a little bit. The lowered K rate (at least it’s below 30% says maybe) but the BABIP is high for him and he’s still only at .268. Be interesting to see if he can sustain some of the contact.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think if they protect him vs lefties he could…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I think they will do that given that seems to be the only reason for carrying Paulie K. The ChiSox have been really productive. Get a guy with 30 homer power hitting clean up most days in a great park behind Frank Thomas’ buddy and give him a shot to hit .255 in this BA environment. I like.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, makes sense

    • gareth says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I picked up dunn in the rcl last week. I’m in need of power. I talked to a friend about dunn and we disagreed on something. I said dunn is benefiting from the protection of having jose abreu bat in front of him. He says having abreu hit in front of Dunn hurts his rbi opportunities as the guy is hittting so many homers right now hes basically clearing the bases alot before Dunn steps up.

      What do think? Is abreu hurting or helping Dunn?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @gareth:

        Helping. Every good hitter in a line up helps every other hitter. Every bad hitter hurts every other hitter. Line up productivity is a good thing. Protection, not protection etc all slightly overrated. But baserunners and turning over the line up more times are what get it done of the course of 162.

  110. Alex says:
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    Stubbs is droppable for now (outside of coors this week) in 11 team 3 OF 2 UT league right? Other choice is dropping A Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Stubbs

  111. Sad Keanu says:
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    Which side? Sonny Gray or Fielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  112. Picard56 says:
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    Gey Grey. I am stuck with Fielder, no one is buying in my league.

    Does my team still look solid even with him in my lineup?
    C- Salvador Perez
    1- Prince Fielder
    2- Aaron Hill
    3- Edwin Encarnacion
    SS- Jhonny Peralta
    Of- Beltran
    Of – Alfonso Soriano
    Of- Nelson Cruz
    ult.- Victor Martinez
    Bn- Justin Morneau, Javier Baez, Juan Francisco

    and my pitchers are king felix, cliff lee, cole hamels and Gio Gonzalez

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Picard56:

      is this a h2h league , where you’re
      punting SB’s each week ?

  113. gareth says:
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    “Soriano, Cabrera and Gordon for Davis, Gonzalez and Smith.”

    Don’t you love those non specific questions?

    I do have actual question. My top rotation guys are sale, price and m.cain (“…….slowly puts pistol barrel to mouth”). I’m looking to deal one of these guys for either a decent closer or MI help.

    Who would you deal out of those three? Or should I hold as I’d be selling low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be selling all three but Price prolly has most value…

  114. stumanji says:
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    Serious question: How do you pronounce Rougned Odor?

    Less serious question: Is Eric Chavez a vampire? Seriously, how friggin’ old is that guy? RHETORICAL! I know I can done Googles it! I feel like he was that guy that was everyone’s favorite player as a kid…and I’m almost 30.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s 57

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey: A veritable spring (training) chicken!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  115. Beastman says:
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    Harper a fair offer for Fielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? Eh

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Keeper, but both guys are $46, so essentially redraft.

  116. MB says:
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    Do I go with Markakis and Rajai over Alex Gordon in daily league like hittertron says?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. costaricanchata says:
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    no offense to richards’ owners ,
    but am hoping for a slug-fest in toronto , tonight .
    mcgowan prolly praying for one .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      that’s a pretty shitty lower-half
      of the line-up that the angels are rolling out there .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  118. Will says:
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    ROS in 6×6 OPS – J Upton or A Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  119. Regan says:
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    That’s a lot a hate for my fat friend . Over the past week he is batting 320/455 with 6runs 3rbis and 1 massive dong!

  120. james d says:
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    I had canvassed my league for anything for fielder for the last couple weeks. Got close on an Edwin for Fielder straight up type thing, but owner got cold feet last week because “fielder sucks.” Awhile later edwin heated up so that was entirely dead.

    Ended up doing Fielder/Stras/Morneau for Cargo. Hurt to do but I mean…. at least that was something…. Plus Fister and Chapman can come off the DL easily now and LaRoche slots up from my bench.

    Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s a lot…

  121. EK says:
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    Roto 5×5
    Which side:
    Prince + A Cobb
    Abreu + J Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

    • EK says:
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      Also Prince + Verlander instead of Cobb

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s a lot for Cobb

  122. Swfcdan says:
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    Hahahaha for someone who likes the song Demons anyway, your version rocked!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  123. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ll just add a couple of notes about Fielder. It is a fascinating topic.

    His ISO is on a three year decline. Although not a straight line, his FB rate has trended downward very consistently since 2007. His HR/FB rate has trended down for 3 straight years. My point is this doesn’t seem to be just a slow start. All the available data says he is this guy.

    Another note…he’s been shifted more than any other player in the majors to date. When you combine the GB rate, pull rate and the shift with a guy who doesn’t run real well…it just ain’t good.

    It is possible we’ll be wrong an he’ll recapture the magic…but get this straight…pretty much every possible statistical measure points to things not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I was going to make Fielder my sell low, but there’s a lot of negativity out there surrounding him already. Not to mention the fact that he was the lede in this post. And Hosmer has been God awful, so he was a fine substitute.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        I don’t get Hosmer. I actually saw his major league debut on TV against the A’s and he got my attention so I tracked him a lot that first season. I liked him but I did not recommend him in his soph year when he was being way over drafted but still liked him long term. It seemed to me that first year that he did have that good swing with extension and some lift. I’m really not sure why he’s not able to hit the ball in the air. He was at 31+% that first year but with a nice LD rate. You figured he would mature into driving the ball but it just hasn’t happened.

    • Goose says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hey OTS… Had a wild ‘n’ crazy week, been trying to keep up with your breakdown posts but haven’t had a chance to participate. Appreciate all your insights! Here’s to hoping Gyorko stops being a jerk soon. And I’m trying to get out on Prince, too – shopping him hard. We shall see…

    • Goose says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hey OTS… Had a wild ‘n’ crazy week, been trying to keep up with your breakdown posts but haven’t had a chance to participate. Appreciate all your insights! Here’s to hoping Gyorko stops being a jerk soon. And I’m trying to get out on Prince, too – shopping him hard. We shall see…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Goose:

        Thanks man. Had a blast doing it.

  124. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    is pomeranz over fausto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  125. AnniesBoobs says:
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    10-team, 5×5, NL-only … drop Heisey for Bourjos, Overbay or Lake for my bench spot? Fyi I’ve got Bruce on the DL. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @AnniesBoobs:

      Who is Annie?

  126. OaktownSteve says:
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    another guy who is about to get flaming hot…like Jim J Bullock flaming…is Jose Reyes. He might get hurt again but while he’s healthy look out. There’s going to be delicious fantasy numbers for all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him anywhere, so hope not…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Hope don’t pay the fiddler, Albrecht. Unless a woman named hope has hired a violist for some reason. It’s not a totally implausible scenario.

        Seriously though…he’s gonna go on a tear. He’s not a .190 hitter. When he’s healthy, he rakes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, just wishing on a star, definitely not a .190 hitter…

  127. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Wacha going to strike out everyone this time ?

    #nastiness

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So nasty

  128. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Cingrani and Stroman or Porcello and Stroman for David Price in h2h keepers league?
    Or hold on Price?
    Gracias Senior

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Grey: would u ask for porcello instead of stroman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Natural Born Champs says:
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            @Grey: thank you Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  129. Chris says:
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    what side do you like Polanco for Wheeler?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll still take the hitter there. Polanco

  130. costaricanchata says:
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    odor/rizzo or ordorizzi

    • costaricanchata says:
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      oops .
      odorizzi .

      ordor ?
      order in the court !
      ” i’ll have the fried chicken” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  131. Pete says:
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    Would you drop Alex Wood in a 5×5 QS league (no Wins) and grab Kluber, Porcello, or Estrada? I’d say my next “worst” starters are Tillman and Kazmir. Gee, Simon, and Garza are also available, to give an idea of SP depth in this 10 teamer.

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: also will note I’m tracking decently ahead of pace in innings and leading in all pitching categories, except saves. so maybe the breather for wood not the worst thing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  132. Squints says:
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    Would you rather have Allen Craig or Colby Rasmus for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  133. Steve d says:
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    I can get Cliff lee or the Baumgarner, who do you like for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  134. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    seriously exactly how do fausto and mejia have anything resembling good K/BB numbers? that’s a lot of walks.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: want to see just how long their eras and whips match 3 each. something doesn’t mesh with those numbers.

  135. james d says:
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    Iwakuma/Haren or Cliff Lee?

    The two packages seem about the same to me so I guess I take Lee/Roster slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take it

  136. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    well liriano looked ok for 3 innings this time.

  137. P-bird says:
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    Bourjos or Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

  138. costaricanchata says:
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    nice to have prezzi back .
    melky …. singles … steals 2nd … scores on wild pitch .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prezzi!

  139. Travis says:
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    So I told you last night of the Carpenter for Cespedes trade… He’s now improved it to Matt + a RP for Cespedes + Blackmon… It’s a no brainier, but which closer should I dump.. This is a 6×6 saves/holds league…

    Papelbon, Cishek, Reed, Perkins, Allen, Melancon… I’m debating either Melancon (temporary closer, long value to me is holds which I can get a Cecil or Ottavino off waivers), or Reed (mediocre closer)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: that’s why you’re the man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m the man, man!

  140. Travis says:
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    How about Odorizzi tonight? Guys looking sharp. Tell JB to profile this start :)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Travis: yeah, he’s never had K’s like that.

        • Travis says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: figured this should have been an easy outing for Klub against a lackluster rays… And I love my Rays. So torn. :/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  141. G Penny says:
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    Grey, talk me off the ledge here buddy. (Others, feel free to jump in as well)

    I’m about to give up J-Zim and J-Hey for Melky and Eovaldi.

    Why? A few reasons; I think Melky is for real and can keep this up to some degree all year long, I share your aforementioned lurve for Eovaldi and his wicked heat, I think J-Hey is an ok player who has always had that upside that could explode (and just never seems to) but I don’t see him producing like Melky ROS (can’t believe I’m saying that, but it’s how I feel), and I feel like I gain K’s but lose a few W’s with Eovaldi but the Fish have been ok and will their other stats really be THAT different for the rest of the season? I like JZim, but we all know pitching is deep, and should I really be so worried about losing a guy who pitches very well but isn’t a strikeout machine when I have guys like Scherzer and Gio already and am bringing in an exciting rocket arm like Eovaldi in the deal?

    Anyway, I’m fully aware that the other owner is selling when both of his guys are white hot and at their peak value, and I’m also aware that I am trading away the best player in the deal in JZim which we all know you aren’t supposed to do, but I can’t help it.

    I’m excited about the prospect of Melky continuing to put up crooked numbers nearly every time out and being an OBP and extra base hit machine all year long (our league counts doubles and triples as stats), and I have a strange fluttery feeling in my nether regions about Eovaldi being on the brink of something special. Am I being stupid here or should I just go for it? If Melky keeps this up for another month, he may not be gettable ever.

    • Grey

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      Don’t think it’s that unfair…. Could easily work out for Melky side…

  142. OaktownSteve says:
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    I was thinking about the shift just now and got to wondering about it. Growing up, we called it the Ted Williams Shift and it was used sparingly. But nobody can hit any more and the shift is a part of it for sure. But in the course of looking into the shift, I stumbled on this information about the godfather of the shift. Pretty fascinating life in baseball.

    Among Jewish players 3rd all time in hits, 4th in BA, 5th in RBI

    Became a player-manager at the ripe old age of 25 in 1942

    Credited with inventing the shift as an attempt to slow down Ted Williams.

    Once spent a season broadcasting the Cubs and then at the end of the seasons the Cubs hired him as manager and took their manager Jolly Cholly Grimm and gave him the broadcasting job, so flipping roles.

    Made a barehanded snag on a bad hop in the game that ended Dimaggio’s hit streak

    Elected to the HOF in 1970

    I give you Lou Boudreau

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The original Sweet Lou

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        that’s a lot of good trivia under one banner.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leave it to the Jews to be colorful!

  143. Greyismyhero says:
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    Keeper league selling Prince…. which scenario should I go with and are they fair?

    Scenario #1: Prince and my number 5 pick for Rizzo, Cruz and his number 10 pick

    Scenario #2: Prince and my number 5 pick for his Abreu n 15 pick?

    I want to throw in a high draft pick to sweeten the deal but am I doing too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, 1 first… Smoke it!

  144. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, how do you think of Harper when he comes back?

    Harper(DL) + Ortiz for Rizzo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rizzo

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Seems Harper would not breakout this season in your opinion?

        • Wilson says:
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          And, I have Votto and Abreu in 1B, I would put Rizzo in UTIL if I can get him. Do u think Abreu over Rizzo?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s gone until July, it’s not good

  145. Pope says:
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    Is anyone actually watching Liriano tonight? Box score looks like shit, another 4 BBs and the homer to Craig. I know he’s a slow starter, but starting to wonder when/if last year is coming back

    • Fenway Fungus says:
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      @Pope: brain said sit but some part of me threw him out there. Now I can confidentially drop him for Kennedy or Cingrani or Koehler. Who razzballers?

      • Pope says:
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        @Fenway Fungus: I put him out there too, need the wins this week. Kennedy, if you have DL room both Cingrani and Kennedy.

  146. Greyismyhero says:
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    update Wood….looks like hes getting shuffled back n forth

    Alex Wood will start on May 17 against the Cardinals.

    Wood is having his next start skipped, as he’ll be available in relief prior to next weekend. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Friday that shuffling Wood back-and-forth between roles will be the plan for now. It’s understandable that they want to limit his innings, but a more defined role would certainly be preferred.

    Mark Bowman on Twitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a shizz show

  147. herschel says:
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    @Grey: looks like crisp may be heading to the dl. Need a replacement. which two do you like of these schmotatoes?

    byrd (2 vs laa, 3 vs cin) 0.3
    bourjos (4 vs chi, 3 vs atl) -7.2
    cain (2 vs col, 4 vs bal) 0.8
    heisey (3 vs sd, 3 @ phi) -15.6
    span (3 @ ari, 3 vs nym) 5.9
    bj upton (3 @ sf, 3 @ stl) 6.9
    lagares (2 @ nyy, 2 vs nyy, 3 @was) -7.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos, Cain

  148. Abdoozy says:
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    So if I’m reading Buysellatops right, I should be able to trade Jason Hammel for Miguel Cabrera.

    Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Um, yeah

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Great buy low right now. I’d make the offer

  149. Eddy says:
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    McCarthy was racing full speed for 3 innings, then put his foot on the clutch, changed gears and went backwards at 100 mph.

    3 hitless innings followed by 9 hits to next 10 batters in the 4th. He just boned me hard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  150. David says:
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    Please rank these sp for this year and next year. Price, Cueto, and Zimmerman.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto, Zimm

  151. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Darvish perfect through five. 9 Ks, 69 pitches…It’ll be close if he continues dealing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: wow… screwed over by his defense. That really stings

  152. Billy says:
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    Hey Grey…Would you get rid of Fielder for either Bumgarner or Verlander? I really need WHIP.

    Is there another good WHIP pitcher I should look for for Fielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum’s fine, you should do better

  153. MB says:
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    Brantley > Torii in OPS and AVG 6×6?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. David says:
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    It was Price, Cueto and Zimm for the rest of the year and then for next.

  155. Nightpandas says:
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    Doing good in all my leagues except NFBC….battling it out with you Grey for like 11th….I get what everyone was talking about now with depth!

    ROS….Mejia on a pitch count….am I better off with Odorizzi or Pomeranz…something about reclamation projects in Oakland….high probability of success

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Nightpandas: or Jaime Garcia for that matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz… My team is a shambles in that league…

  156. Lemmingness says:
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    Goddammit Brantley, another HR means I’ll have to put in more of my FAAB to make sure no one else gets him….. is $15-20 out of a $100 FAAB too much? I’m replacing Joyce with him, until JHamilton comes back. I have $74 currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $17 is good

  157. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Do you think when Baez called up?
    My MI spot is Phillips and looking forward to a better /potential player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June/July

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Do you expect him a good performance over Phillips or even Segura ROS?

  158. Guest says:
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    Pomeranz or Erlin for this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  159. gareth says:
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    Jhonny peralta has 8 home runs. Let that sink in for a minute.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  160. Jon says:
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    Add any of Ozuna, Villar, Gyorko, Calhoun, Brad Miller, Middlebrooks or Byrd over Leonys Martin, Dom Brown, Andrus or Rollins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko over Martin if you need a 2nd baseman

  161. DiRo says:
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    Would you trade Arenado straight up for Homer Bailey or Jordan Zimmerman? I have Machado just so you know and it’s a keeper league .

    Also, would you suggest I shop Pujols around to get the most value possible while he is hitting hot? I have Goldy too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, on Pujols if you need something…. Bailey for Arenado is fair, you should do better…

  162. Jon says:
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    Allen, Clippard, Qualls or Thornburg? SV, K, K/BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  163. Jon says:
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    Colon or Archie Bradley over McCarthy, Koehler or Mejia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  164. Herschel says:
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    F’ing Kimbrel blowing teherans gem. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh indeed

  165. Zeke says:
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    After a series of moves, my team has some holes. The following players are available on the waivers.

    1. Which players on the waiver wire would you grab and who would you drop for them?
    2. What are some good OF or other bats you would try to target?

    Bats: DomBrown, Middlebrooks, A.Escobar, Viciedo, Wilmer Flores, Maybin, Calhoun, Profar, Tavares, Hart
    Pitchers: Kennedy, Lackey, Porcello, Archer, Grilli, Buehrle,

    C: Posey
    1B: Napoli
    2B: Carpenter
    3B: Miggy
    SS: Everth
    1B/3B: Headley
    2B/SS: Hill
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Cespedes
    OF: Stubbs
    OF: Cain
    OF: Markakis
    UTIL: Billy Butler
    Bench: Chris Davis (DL)
    Bench: Khris Davis
    Bench: Jon Singleton

    SP: Yu Darvish, MadBum, Sonny Gray, Dillon Gee, Henderson Alvarez
    RP: Jansen, Perkins, Frieri
    Bench: Mat Latos (DL)
    DL: Alex Cobb

    • gareth says:
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      @Zeke: After a month in the rcl I can now relate to all the vitriol thrown at me last year when I played in a shallow league. That list of available players is disheartening.

      Try poring through the middle infield scraps of brandon crawford, alberto callaspo and eduardo escobar sometime. Call it a character building exercise if you will.

  166. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Odor YOU FARGIN’ BASTIGE!! ARRRRGGGHHH!!!!!!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Rios should have called him off. That’s his ball

  167. SteveNZ says:
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    Why the effing hell would you have reason to think that Gyorko would homer off J-Fer?

    • gareth says:
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      @SteveNZ: nooooooooo. I benched him tonight. FMBL

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @gareth: after the fact it was found out that jofer was queasy and seen throwing up just before game time, could explain it.

  168. gareth says:
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    Darvish. Good god.

    I benched xander because of this guy. Why couldn’t jedd follow the rules of not hitting the superior pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Gyorko can’t catch a break on this site

  169. Jon says:
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    When Chapman comes back (tomorrow?), I won’t need to own Broxton any more. Drop him for Colon, Duffy, Keuchel, McHugh, Odorizzi, Santiago, Vargas, Volquez… or maybe a reliever like Bass, Clippard, Crain, Germen, Kohn, Ottavino, AJ Ramos, Santos, Will Smith, Tazawa, D.Webb, Walden?

    Sorry to throw a bunch of crap out there. Anyone worth taking a chance on? H2H 5×5

    • Jon says:
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      Roberto Hernandez is available, too

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jon: I’d look at matchups…

  170. gareth says:
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    Dammit axford.

    I’m now officially concerned………….

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: You should buy him low. *Wink*

  171. SteveNZ says:
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    Could throw a blanket – or at least a decent sized tarp over the top 5 in the FCL right now…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      That league will come down to the last week if not the last day

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: If you haven’t worn us all out.

      • Kid A says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        We in the bottom half are starting to feel like goddamn Morlocks.

        Prepare for the uprising!

  172. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Last question for the day I promise. Thank you for all of your help.

    Hammel, Niese, or Estrada?

    Thanks!

  173. frankgrimes says:
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    kemp/tanaka or JUp/eovaldi
    which side?

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: This surprises me a bit

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Deck: probably mostly has to do with kemp being a lot lower than upton, both preseason and now. clearly tanaka is worth more than eovaldi but the gap isn’t as big.

  174. Brian says:
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    Axford just imploded for the 3rd time in 4 games… Had to be bailed out by Cody Allen. If Allen is available in anyone’s league, pick him up, he has to get the next save opportunity.

    • gareth says:
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      @Brian: As an Indians fan I honestly think they go with Shaw over Allen if they do replace axford as closer. Allen is mostly an 8th inning guy, but they rely heavily on him to also be a roving “snuff out the danger” weapon, regardless of inning. He’s the best guy in the pen and puts out fires consistently. They’d miss having that. Shaw would capably handle the 9th and the 7th inning would then be rzepczinski’s.

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        @gareth: I’m a Tribe fan too… I think it’s Allen’s time to be closer. Don’t think Rzep would be a regular 7th inning set-up man because they need him so much for matchups. I know Shaw got the save the other day but Allen was not available at all for that game. Are you in Cleveland?

        • gareth says:
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          @Brian: scrabble would share the 7th with a right hander to an extent but he’d be the go to guy. They’ve got outman for matchups.

          • Brian says:
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            @gareth: Outman has the great@gareth: Outman has the greatest pitcher name ever. You could be right that Shaw should get the job, but if Axford does lose the job it’s Allen’s job.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Brian: atchison shares 7th with scrabble likely.

  175. gareth says:
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    The worst part of big papi breaking up yu’s no no was the fact that he was taking a selfie while doing it.

    Very unsportsmanlike.

  176. Johnny B says:
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    12 team keeper would you trade

    David Wright 2nd Rd
    Jason Heyward 4th
    Gio Gonzales 5th

    For
    Jose Abreu 9th
    Jason Kipnis 3rd
    David Price 4th

    I have a stacked lineup with Gyorko 2nd base my weakness. Does Jedda come around with a blast tonight?

    thanks for any input

      • Johnny B says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

  177. johnny2k says:
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    is hardy droppable in a 12 teamer or do i have to hold this bum?

    • johnny2k says:
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      @johnny2k: for reference im platoon villar/owings based on if i need counting vs ratio stats (drop one when they arent in my starting lineup)

  178. John says:
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    If i can pick up Allen you think I want to hold him between hunter and him ROS? If he gets rule question is does he keep it.

    • Brian says:
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      @John: Hunter is still better ROS… Axford was signed specifically to be the closer so there will be a bias towards him having the job. Plus Francona didn’t say anything in the postgame about him not being the closer, it just seems so necessary to me.

  179. Fenway Fungus. says:
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    my all stars are 3/30 tonight, and started Myers over Moss (HR). Liriano and Tehran denied wins. And my opponent has Broxton and Joe Smith who each pitched an inning, each put 2 men on, each gave up an earned run, and each got the win. Oyve.

  180. Kid A says:
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    Belt broken thumb. The horror…

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Kid A: figures I just traded for him
      nobody is a better cooler than I

      • Kid A says:
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        @frankgrimes: Can you fire a flare warning before you make any future moves?

        Sorry for your loss.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: f****************************k!

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Kid A: One of the worst contact rates and highest swing rates in baseball. Might have been a blessing for us Belt owners

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop:
        it’s tough for the giants tho bummer since they don’t have many options

        • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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          @frankgrimes: They can slide Morse to 1B and play Blanco in the OF. Not great from a fantasy perspective, but for the Giants that might actually be an upgrade, considering the defensive production Blanco provides over Morse is substantial. Could keep Morse healthier, as well.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Shoop Da Whoop: blanco bat hurts em more that morse defense Sanchez will catch more with posey at first then who knows really too early for a trade unfortunately I really think this effs them up and makes it a two team race in the west
            I hope someone gets drilled on the dodgers tonight or tomorrow that’s for sure

            • Kid A says:
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              @frankgrimes:

              That’s my hope 162 days a year.

            • frankgrimes says:
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              it’s a long shot but I grabbed Adam Duvall in my 15 teamer since there is literally no one on waivers. I doubt they bring him up (or if they do he won’t play everyday) but he has 10 dongs in the PCL.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Shoop Da Whoop:

            I’ve got like 2 tons of lemons in my front yard.

            You have any ideas what I can do with them?

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Kid A: make pies!

            • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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              @Kid A: Throw seeds in your neighbors’ yards, and spread discontent to everyone around you!

  181. SteveNZ says:
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    It’s just as well I have Gyorko in two leagues where I have no option but to use him – otherwise I’d be REAL pissed off…

  182. frankgrimes says:
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    jerk store!

  183. Carlos says:
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    Gyorko going off on my bench right now!!

  184. Nightpandas says:
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    The Jerk Store called….

  185. Abdoozy says:
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    Strasberg / VMart for Fielder / Liriano. Which side?

  186. nick the dick says:
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    Holy gyork!

  187. SF says:
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    Grey, Gyorko has just hit two home runs in one game. Thank you, thank you for talking all of us Gyorko owners off the ledge these past few weeks when we tried to throw him off. Could this finally be his turnaround?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Yup

    • Fungazi says:
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      @SF: Who cares really? I’m just waiting for Kipnis back and Gyorko is done. Anyone bad enough to hit under 200 for a full month is not worth owning to me.

  188. gareth says:
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    Helluva day to BENCH GYORKO.

    not one but TWO home runs and 6 rbi’s again jose freaking Fernandez of all people.

    Ah baseball. You cruel mistress.

  189. gareth says:
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    Tonight We all look like gyorks for doubting Grey’s confidence in him.

  190. gareth says:
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    G3!

  191. Lemmingness says:
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    Well then, Gyorko, Frazier, or Aramis ROS for my infielder spot? Weekly points league. I’m guessing Gyorko?

  192. MB says:
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    If I am trying to aim higher than Choo to dump upton before he takes his dump, is Puig a better option in 6×6 ops than J Up?

    5 keepers (no limits, no prices) 11 team league, 10 batter spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Yup

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Kid A: hey bro I need the money what’s your address lol

      • Kid A says:
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        @frankgrimes:

        Pass it along and get your cash:

        3025 San Pablo Avenue
        Oakland, CA 94608

        Ask for Trevor. Loves out of towners.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Kid A: brilliant! lmao

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @frankgrimes: this would be soo cool if this is the once in a lifetime opp for somebody to start becoming a detective.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Kid A:

      in truth ,
      you’re the only reason that i visit his column .

  193. Bryan says:
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    Got offered Chris Davis for my Fielder take it and run?

  194. John says:
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    Belt util is toasted who up next….
    lawrie supposed to be coming back tomo and that off pretty sick so was his bat before injury
    Frazier
    Lind
    maybe gyorko

  195. nick the dick says:
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    Am I the only one who thinks Gyorko is Phil Hughes doppleganger? Both had great nights. Coincidence? Yeah, probably…

  196. henncoop says:
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    Start McAllister @TB on Sat??

    I picked up Pomeranz in one league dropping Wheeler but tougher time considering doing again & needing to drop McAllister, Hutchinson, Tillman or Archer if I do….any suggestions on either question?

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: I guess I could drop Espinoza now that Jerko is hitting as well or or Joyce since I have a couple of extra OFs & save the SP I have till I see how some of them pan out …thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, start him… And drop him…

  197. Ryan says:
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    10-team, 5×5 Roto, keep 6 at +$5(price next year in parentheses). Thoughts on this trade:
    Give: Alexei Ramirez ($11) and Yordano Ventura ($5)
    Get: Craig ($21) and Soria ($5)

    I already have a lot of other potential keepers (Abreu for $17, Encarnacion for $15, Myers for $10, JoFer for $10, Dee Gordon for $5, Arenado for $6, Marte $10, Kluber $5, Eovaldi $5, or Ozuna $5) so I’m not positive I’d even keep Yordano. Hill/Gyorko replace Alexei. Craig replaces Dom Brown. I could use saves, wins, ERA, and WHIP, but I am also about to get Chapman back. The owner also has Kimbrel, so I could try for him…

    Thank sanyone for any feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sounds good for you…

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Would you rather offer Eovaldi than Ventura? Basically, who do you like better ROS and as a potential $5 keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan: I’d offer Eovaldi

  198. nick the dick says:
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    Hey I want gyork to get hot as much as the next guy, and even tonight at the expense of my jofer. But I beg you jedd, please, don’t touch my eovaldi tomorrow!

    • Grey

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      Ha

  199. marcus allen was good al says:
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    Saunders or Cain suga!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  200. Harris says:
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    Kemp or VMart ? 10 team H2h. I’ve got plenty of of’s.

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: just to be thorough. Should I drop any of these guys for VMart. Kemp,S.Marte,Craig.

  201. ryan says:
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    Is Prado or Brown droppable in a 12 team H2H?

    Just picked Gyorko off waivers and need to drop another hitter to put in a pitching claim.

    Options to drop are Prado, Springer or Dom Brown but I’m still holding out hope (for some reason) that Springer will get going. Learning towards dropping Prado since he becomes a little redundant with Gyorko and 2B/3B eligibility.

    Who’s the best drop out of these 3? All are bench guys.

  202. Deck says:
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    Would you still draft Cano at 5 if you were drafting right now?

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: I am an idiot, Goldy fell to me at four, I went with Cano, thinking 1b is easier to fill and thinking I would get Pujols, then someone else reached, still have Morneau and Hosmer but Goldy/Kinsler looks nice right now.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Deck: Au Shucks!

  203. Andrew says:
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    Chris Young (Mariners) has been pretty stellar so far this season. Would you stream him at home vs. Royals tomorrow in 12 teamer? Need ERA and W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: What does SON say? Probably

  204. Andrew says:
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    M Perez at home vs. Red Sox tomorrow. Pick up for the stream or avoid?

  205. Andrew says:
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    Sabathia was dropped in my 12 teamer. Would you pick him up at start him tomorrow at Brewers?

  206. Malicious Phenom says:
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    who do you like out of these for bench depth..10 team H2H points

    Byrd
    Lind
    Maybin
    Aoki
    Saunders
    Fowler
    Hart
    Bourn

    cheers

  207. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Stream 2 this weekend, trying to make up 2 QS, 6 K and 0.05 WHIP: M Gonzalez v HOU (SON 7.3), Bedard v CLE (6.6), Kendrick @ NYM (3.3), Ray v MIN (5.2), Erlin v MIA (15.5).

    Dump Axford for Allen?

  208. Todd says:
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    I had this elaborate comment I was writing and realized I was rambling on about selfish ways to only help me and my team, so I stopped, thought about why I was wasting a bunch of time and deleted. Thanks for the entertainment.

    Both currently in the pen, you like stroman or wood long term keeper? And Who gets more starts rest of season?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Todd:

      i found your comment quite refreshing .

  209. tbone2917 says:
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    Ok, I had two trades offered to me. What do you think?

    Rizzo, Choo and Aramis Ramieriez for Gordon, Fielder, Bumgardner

    or

    Myers, C Davis for Fielder Bumgardner???

  210. your mom says:
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    Segura or andrus ROS?

  211. Steve Stevenson says:
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    In a 14 team H2H OPS league, are you adding Beckham, Flores, Francisco or Olt over Semien, Plouffe or Brad Miller? Been starting Plouffe at 3B and Semien at MI due to injuries.

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    Is Lester a go @ TEX? 12 teams…

  213. Tarman Got Him says:
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    3 q’s

    1) Would you drop Rajai Davis or Xander Boegearts for Martin?

    2) Would you drop Broxton yet, and if so, and I’m fine at RP and SP but need another bat, would you pick up Peralta? There are guys like Aschhe out there

    3) I offered Fielder and Janseen for Puig. Good? I own Perkins Cisek and K Rod closer wise.

    Oh one more

    4) I used a 3 waiver claim to snag Cingrani, from what he said he wasn’t even bad enough for a DL stint.

    Thank you.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I’m not Grey but Ill chime in if you don’t mind.

      1. If Bogearts is a bench bat I would drop him, if not Davis.

      2. Hold on Brox, wait and see what Chapman will do with role first.

      3. Love that trade.

      4. Good stuff.

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Greyismyhero: Thanks!! I have 1 bench bat and iu could consider it Boegearts/Davis . Xander really doesn’t do much offensively for fantasy purposes

  214. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Cut Wood for T. Ross, Bauer, or Stroman? I know the bullpen is only temporary, but for reals, not sure I want to hold him during these MR stretches.

  215. Travis says:
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    I know you’re down on Prince right now, but you’re also a Heyward hater. While it sucks for someone who drafted prince 2nd round, I can try and buy low…. Heyward for prince a good offer, or at this point is Prince really not even worth touching…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Travis: I’d take Prince there

  216. Snake Hips says:
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    Is Liriano waiver trash streamer at this point or should I hold on? 10 teams

  217. Frank White says:
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    What’s up man… Is it worth holding onto Alex Wood?? 2- Should I drop Stroman or is he going into the rotation soon??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: Depends who you’re dropping them for

  218. Frank White says:
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    Would you trade Napoli, Salazar and McAllister for Arenado, Dozier and Alfredo Simon?? Is it an even trade, better on my side or his, or is it completley one sided??

  219. Frank White says:
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    Is Drew Hutchison a good stream for tomorrow vs Weaver?? SON looks good I think

  220. Scott says:
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    Grey, you are awesome for answering all these questions.

    Was offered Longoria, Koji for my Teheran and Rendon. What do you think?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo side

  221. Ted says:
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    Hey grey I’ve been streaming the 4th OF slot , for week 7 would you add george springer & drop Desmond Jennings? I was also looking into Colby rasmus, marlon Byrd, BJ upton or rajai Davis it’s a 10 tm h2h league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  222. Chris says:
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    Deep 12 team mixed roto. I have ey jr would you replace him with Saunders, span, viciedo or parra? I am not desperate for sb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  223. SpecialFNK says:
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    trade James Shields for Anthony Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  224. Jim says:
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    My outfield is Trout, Gomez, and Rios but I’m still getting killed in SB’s. Who do you like more at shortstop for the rest of the season between Rollins, Villar, and Alcides Escobar? I want to get more stolen bases from shortstop but don’t want to pick one of those guys based only on SB’s. Who would you go with? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  225. Papajeansegura says:
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    Billy Butler or Ryan Howard ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

  226. costaricanchata says:
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    in a calculated plan to get both colby lewis and
    alfredo simon off of my dynasty roster ,
    i began by adding drew pomeranz for his spot-start
    in the 2nd game of the double-header vs seattle .
    as a result , i count myself among the few , here ,
    who actually watched his performance .
    imo , his absolute up-side is joe saunders .
    he could very easily put up some tommy milone – type
    numbers for your fantasy team .
    don’t get all excited about pomeranz .
    cust .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  227. stonepie says:
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    with villar and escobar sitting on the wire, is it too soon to start thinking about grabbing one of them and cutting segura?
    thing that worries me most about segura is how often he’s been caught stealing since the 2nd half of last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  228. Knighttown says:
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    Is trading Napoli for A-Jax a good move if I need runs and SBs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, you could do better

  229. Wilsonian says:
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    Definitely cutting Fister for Kennedy now? You like Kennedy over these guys too: Gee, Beckett, Estrada, Gallardo?

    Jim Johnson or Lindstrom?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Lindstrom

  230. Dave says:
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    Just got offered a deal where I send Kennedy and Hamels for Verlannder in a 12 team keeper

    Do I get Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  231. burningbridges247 says:
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    My Evan Longoria for his Jose Fernandez?

    My 1B/3B/UT combo is already Rizzo/Abreu/Arenado, while my two best pitchers are Gray and Cobb. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  232. Oppo Taco says:
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    I think this goes without saying but Jedd was an absolute jerkoff last night on my bench……I would have gotten drunker had I known what this beast was doing!! SONOFABENCH. I needed to vent……now, Aaron hill Frazier or gyorko ROS? I need 2 of them. Thanks!

    • burningbridges247 says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Just my opinion, but I would roll with Hill and Gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  233. Jay One says:
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    I would have Dee Gordon for a ros SS replacement. Should I sell high on Tulo for a top 5 player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  234. EK says:
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    Pls rank at UTIL for H2H pts:
    D Brown
    R Davis
    Ozuna
    Aybar
    Solarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown, Rajai

  235. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts:
    Erlin v MIA ($15.8)
    Tillman v HOU ($11.7
    Stults v MIA ($7.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman, Erlin

  236. Mike says:
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    Drop Everth for Colby Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato tomahto, sure

  237. Big Magoo says:
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    In my ramblings from yesterday, I meant to give you and Rudy props on your bullish pre-season rankings of Rizzo this year. Definitely nailed that one.

    Were you able to work out that Fielder/Rizzo deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Not yet…

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Big Magoo: what about segura is he a hold or start looking elsewhere?

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @frankgrimes: It depends what your original expectations were of him coming into the season. I considered him to be a .270 hitter with 8-10 HR power and 30-35 SB speed, and I haven’t seen anything to make me think differently. The only thing that’s a bit off is his 1.6% BB%, but he’s been a very aggressive hitter thus far in his career, so that’s not too alarming. The biggest concern with him is his drop down to 7th in the batting order, which will reduce his PAs and hurt his counting stats if he sticks there. It’s unlikely that you’d get fair value in return by trading him, so I’d probably hold and hope that he’s moved back to the top of the order at some point.

  238. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dropped gyorko for lind yesterday (clearly before the games started), should i still with lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: damn, no waiver time, gyorko is gone forever, till his next 2-27 stretch.

  239. EK says:
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    Arenado or Rendon for roto leagues?
    Sell high on either or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado… Depends what you can get

  240. Jon says:
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    Myers, Bruce, Heyward, Josh Hamilton all good buy-lows in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, for right price

  241. Jay says:
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    I know I’m late to the party but he’ll yeah gyorko. Sorry to all you guys that got scared off by jofer

    If gyorko gets the lede for Monday how about a title of “some gyork once said ‘patience is a virture’”

    Yeah I grabbed this dude in every league he was dropped. Hopefully this is it, no looking back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya, hopefully

  242. Travis says:
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    Kennedy or Porcello ROS? I know JB is down on Kennedy in his rankings, but he’s seemed sharp…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  243. true and correct says:
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    How would you rank the following starters for the rest of the year with an emphasis on ratios: Kershaw
    Cueto
    Teheran
    Iwakuma
    Price
    Wacha
    Cole
    Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw, Cueto, Teheran

  244. EK says:
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    Give Prince, Myers, Arenado
    Get A-Gon & Gio?
    9 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  245. Kid A says:
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    Gibbons pushing Lawrie to 2nd to leave room at the table for Tubs Francisco. Nifty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Kid A:

      and lind on the bench , ‘cuz he
      still can’t hit lefties .

  246. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Roark at Oakland today in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say?

  247. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    guy that grabbed gyorko dropped mesoraco, i’m assuming this shouldn’t mean anything to me if i already have rosario and gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  248. Busher says:
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    Go with SON – Erlin v MIA – $15.8 – or Alvarez @SD – $5.7 for a Sunday stream (which is not to be confused with the adult film I’m currently working on titled Streamers For Sunday.)

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Erlin

  249. true and correct says:
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    Sorry Grey, but the remaining 4 for ratios:
    Iwakuma
    Wacha
    Price
    Cole

    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma, Cole, Wacha

  250. The_Red_Mist says:
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    9 team league no “runs” category. Here’s my roster

    1b Hosmer (Chris Davis DL)
    2b Neil Walker (Jason Kipnis DL)
    3b David Wright
    ss Tulo
    OF Ellsbury
    Of Pence (Braun DL)
    OF Heyward (Harper DL)
    C Ramos (Rosario DL)
    SP Greinke, King Felix, Lynn, Eovaldi, Iwakuma
    RP Soriano, Hawkins, Chisek

    Any advice? Was debating on offering Wright and Tulo for Hanley Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion. Also could use an outfield upgrade at the moment, but that might fix itself once Braun gets of the DL.

    Also considering trading Ellsbury since much of his value is in runs and my league doesn’t do runs. He still helps in SBs a lot though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent trade for you

  251. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… I was wondering is Hutchison a good stream tomorrow against Weaver or should I use my last add investing in Pomeranz??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Hutch

  252. Oliver says:
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    Hillarious post. I’m glad I went with Pujols/Abreu/Belt for my 1Bs.

    Speaking of which, I know what you think about Abreu ROS, but I have some concerns about his ankle. He missed some time during spring training, and his game was cut short the other day with ankle pain. Think it is a good opportunity to sell high on him? I could use a 3B (have Rendon and Gyorko) and/or a SS (have Everth Cabrera). Have any suggestions for who would be valid equivalents for him? I’m thinking 1st or 2nd rounders, unless I’m asking too much.

    Meanwhile, I’m shopping around Justin Upton- asking for Hanley, Tulo, Dee Gordon/Felix, Donaldson/Scherzer. Are these trades fair?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Oliver says:
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      @Oliver:
      Forgot to mention that I also picked up Big Panda from the waiver wire (?!) so I have him at 3B too. But an upgrade there would be nice.

      It’s a standard 12team Yahoo H2H league. Rest of my team in case it helps:
      C- Suzuki, 2B- Cano, OF- Joey Bats, Myers, Alex Gordon
      SP- Sale, Santana, Homer, Jesse Chavez, Kennedy, Eovaldi, Liriano
      RP- Huston, LaTroy, Broxton, and Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Longo…. They are fair…

  253. jal179 says:
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    Rosario + Seager for Charlie Blackmon?

    Seager on my bench, can fill C with Ramos or Montero.

    Need a 5th OFer to replace Matt Joyce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  254. jal179 says:
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    Vmart or Napoli ROS… Hits + OPS

    Seager for either fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  255. jal179 says:
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    Ian Desmond + Willin for Kinsler overpaying?

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      His C is Salty… that’s what she said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  256. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    that earlier question’s answer helped segway into this one. different league (10 teamer with 10 bench spots), i have axford and smyly to drop, but only 1 more pickup for week (so i’ll wait till tomorrow, just in case of some big call up). smyly will turn into another pitcher (koehler/keuchel/niese, really stream spot), but axford could turn into gyorko/rosario/steals guy. springer could also turn into gyorko (if gyorko could simply take one of his good days and keep it up i would do that).
    1. if i already have mesoraco (DL, coming off maybe tomorrow)/perez should i grab rosario and stash (he could go in mesoraco’s DL spot at first)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure

  257. costaricanchata says:
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    almost sat trout ‘cuz he’s been sucking hard for the past week ,
    but , because of his home run yesterday , gave him a reprieve
    and sat rios (vs lester) in favor of cj cron (vs happ) , instead .
    what luck !!
    (so far) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  258. SteveNZ says:
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    For crying out loud. Of course I had to get Gyorko in my lineup after yesterday. And who did I have to bench to do that?

    Dozier.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @SteveNZ: haha. I traded Fielder for Kinsler and benched Dozier today because he was facing Scherzer. That’s worked out for me real well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: if you needed steals worse than other stuff it’s not that bad for you, oh wait if it’s a roto league….

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      sleeping on dozier ?
      better than sleeping with him , i guess .

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @costaricanchata: Been using him pretty regularly but thought I had a couple of reasons not to today.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          should gave polled the audience .
          i’d have told you to go with gyorko .
          then you would have known .

  259. SMLV1 says:
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    Molina
    Goldy
    Phillips
    Dozier
    Wright
    Andrus
    Stanton
    Choo
    Rios
    Moss
    Rizzo
    Holliday

    Santana
    Shields
    Chavez
    Perez
    Eovaldi
    Porcello
    Wheeler
    Fister
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Hunter

    Anyone worth dropping for Bruce (DL), Rollins, Lind, Springer, LaRoche, Ozuna or Bonifacio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what your team is

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: 12 team Y! standard league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a 6 OF league?

          • SMLV1 says:
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            @Grey: 3 OF 2 Util

  260. nick the dick says:
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    How bout cj cron for my batty call today?! Was gonna post earlier and call his first mlb homer and whaddaya know? Bam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  261. Jon says:
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    Can you help me identify 6-8 long-term assets to prioritize from this group of players? I’m not particularly concerned about position or a balance of pitchers/hitters, just trying to get an idea of who I should be thinking of as 2-3 year players versus guys who aren’t going to be as valuable going forward.

    C Ramos
    2B Odor
    SS Desmond
    3B Zimmerman
    3B Frazier
    3B Lawrie
    OF Kemp
    OF Victorino
    OF Arcia
    OF Ozuna

    SP Cashner
    SP Eovaldi
    SP Peralta
    SP Gausman
    SP Jesse Chavez
    SP Aaron Sanchez
    SP Glasnow

    RP Melancon
    RP Allen
    RP Farquhar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Kemp, Desmond, Odor, Lawrie, Zimmerman, Ozuna, Cashner

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Appreciate it!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  262. costaricanchata says:
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    there’s a whole bunch of shizz that i don’t understand .
    here’s what i don’t understand , today :
    coming out of spring training , it appeared that
    oakland had the premiere bull-pen in all of baseball .
    wot happened ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, good question

  263. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey. 10team roto 5×5. ROS Bauer, Stroman, Santana, Gallardo, Hamels?

    Thank u

    • 740 says:
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      @740:

      Also…Aybar or Villar?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  264. costaricanchata says:
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    well ,
    cron was a good call for today ,
    but should have sat the slumping trout …. for rios .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      trout :
      thus far , 4 for 28 during the month of may .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  265. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, I have Segura (SS) Hill (2B) and looking for a good MI (so I have Baez on hand first).

    1. Is it stupid for me to invest a bench spot for Baez?
    2. Is Baez possible to be next Handley after called up in June/July this season?
    3. What’s the possible signal to call Baez up?

    Thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

    • Wilson says:
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      By the way, am in 3 keepers league, current keepers are Kershaaw Votto Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Maybe

  266. I moustache you something says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Needed a closer so I traded Gallardo for Hunter.
    Fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  267. Kid A says:
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    How crazy is the saves chase in the FCL?
    I just grabbed Frank Frank as a spec add. And was excited.
    Always fun swimming with sharks when you’re bleeding out.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: i noticed a blurb about him like 3 days ago doing well in AAA.

      • Kid A says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Small sample size but worth the grab if speculating. Chi pen has been a bit topsy turvy. He might sneak in there and get a bite.
        Or he gets torched and is DFA’ed within 2 weeks.
        Most likely the latter.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wilson: baez WILL be the next Jack Handey@Kid A: i’d be careful going to the razzball city of your choice and announcing you are if Tehol’s around. Models might beware of getting their faces damaged but they might be good with crowbars before it ever gets to that phase. You’ve really pissed him off it appears.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  268. frankgrimes says:
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    F U Shaggs

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Isn’t a shag the same think as an F?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Sky:
        ha

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @frankgrimes: in every british movie i’ve ever seen, maybe we should ask Gareth?

  269. costaricanchata says:
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    coke protects a 6-run lead .
    tiger fans surprised .

  270. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    since the only guys that i have going
    in the dodgers/giants game are closers ,
    should i not monopolize the computer ,
    or let the wife continue painting the bedroom ?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: why the hell would you share the computer room with your bed, where your wife sleeps? seems all sorts of intrusive.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @goodfold2:

        me and the computer are out on the open-air tiled porch .
        pretty close to the hammock , however .

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Kid A:

            been watching the leaf-cutters for the past 4 hours .
            such strength and determination !

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @costaricanchata:

              well , minus the 10 minutes that
              scully’s voice forced me to nap .

            • Kid A says:
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              @costaricanchata:

              Those zampopas can take down some serious foilage.

              There is a local troop of wild capuchins that love to pester the dogs with barrages of mangoes every morning. Pure comedy.

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Kid A:

                lol .
                yep …. dogs hate ‘em .
                saw my 1st oso hormiguero the other day ,
                on the road down to the beach .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She can’t paint around you?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        do you mean like a chalk outline ?
        let’s not encourage her .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  271. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    walden to DL. add one of these in holds/RW/net saves:
    barrett/morris/varvaro/schilitter (terrible K’s)/guetierrez/capps/choate/dunn/n.ramirez (listed as head set up man at CUBS, i think it’s him)?
    2. 12 teamer (just holds and net saves here, no RW): cecil/delabar/frasor (moving into 8th)/j.smith/w.davis?

  272. Wilsonian says:
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    Tex/Morneau/Fister for Rizzo/VMart/Kennedy.

    No matter what, you taking Rizzo?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wilsonian: i’m going rizzo side, esp since kennedy apparently is thinking it’s 2011 all over again.

  273. DomMattingly says:
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    Yuck!! Have Belt and Harper. One DL spot. Should I even be considering dropping either of them?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @DomMattingly: if everybody only has 1 DL slot i’m sure waivers are filled with good players, drop belt.

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @goodfold2: would you Drop Belt for Smoak? Probably the best available 1B/3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Belt

  274. Jon says:
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    What do you think about Cano and Wily Peralta for Neil Walker and Adam Jones? I have Betts and Odor both as minor league keepers so hopefully one of those guys could be my long-term 2B…

    Is that enough for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  275. Ben. says:
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    Time to drop Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  276. Chris says:
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    Grey….your favorite…a catcher question…I’ve got Ramos that just came off the DL and Mesoroco set to come off the DL in the next day or two. Which is the better points league option for the rest of the season? I only have room for one going forward. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  277. Kid A says:
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    Axford out. BLAMMO!

    Committee for now.

    Grab your Cody’s and Shaw’s.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: ok’y dokey, that being the case which of these should i promote while demoting axford: i have access to any DET/MIL/CLE pitcher. joba/duke/thornburg/achison/outman/kintzler? RW /hits per 9/holds/ k to BB all in play.

      • Kid A says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Don’t ask me, I don’t work here. I just like to break news.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Kid A: anybody can answer.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Kid A:

          thanks for the heads-up .
          just grabbed shaw .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: any of these over axford joba/duke/thornburg/achison/outman/kintzler? RW /hits per 9/holds/ k to BB all in play.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i didn’t mention, since i own each and every pitcher on MIL/DET/CLE this wouldn’t really be a drop axford for X situation, it would be a benching axford for guy X, in case that changes anything. i already have shaw/allen/f-rod/w.smith/nathan/axford on active roster.

  278. DomMattingly says:
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    Belt for Smoak? Peralta? Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold? You’re gonna go without a corner man? Smoak

  279. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: how much to bid for Allen in $250 FAAB?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $41

  280. Peejr says:
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    K Davis collabello singleton lind FOR rest of year

    5×5
    What’s the order