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In the doubleheader, Nate Schierholtz went 6-for-10 with a homer, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, steal and back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-etc. starts from Bochy, go ahead with your big head self!  “This is the year Schierholtz breaks out!  And fill up my Merlot!”  That’s every Giants fan for the last three years.  Then within a few weeks, he’s usually hurt.  If Schierholtz is indeed German for pantyhose, he sure gets rips in them quickly.  Maybe he should bathe in clear nail polish.  (See, ladies, Grey doesn’t forget about you.)  Schierholtz has power, he just needs to stay healthy.  For now, I’d pick him up in all leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tim Lincecum – Good news:  5 IP, 1 ER, 8 Ks.  Bad news: 4 hits, 5 walks, 108 pitches.  Reminds me of my stat lines when playing backyard Wiffle Ball.  Maybe Timmy needs to throw to a Pitchback instead of a Posey.

Mike Gonzalez – Boras said Gonzalez is expected to sign with a club in the next ten days.  Boras better get a deal fast before the terrible closer bubble bursts.

Lorenzo Cain – Expected to come off the DL on Friday.  Make room in your fantasy cupboard for Cain…Sugar!

Josh Donaldson – After starting the year on a sub-.100 anti-tear, the A’s brushed him aside like the ABC makeup lady used to do to his grandfather’s hair.  He will be sorely missed by opposing pitchers, Fantasy Razzball managers, and frustrated owners in 2-catcher leagues who hoped he could outperform the Barajii of the league.

Adrian Beltre – Should return soon as the MRI showed his leg was normal.  Right above the foot and below the hip.

Francisco Liriano – Twins will skip his next start.  Guess that’s easier and more legal than getting John McDonald to drop a knee on his head.

Josh Willingham – Out until Friday on maternity leave.  A lesson in the birds and the bees brought to you by Grey Albright:  Nine months ago there was a Drillingham with a throbbing lardon, asking to porker and now there’s a baby back.

Derek Holland – 6 IP, 7 ER, 13 baserunners, 1 K.  An embarrassment to pitchers and mustaches everywhere.

Josh Hamilton – 1-for-4 with his 8th homer as everyone who didn’t draft Hamilton continues to have their balloon Burrst.

Hunter Pence – Missed yesterday with a sore shoulder.  Chase Utley scoffed and raised him a sore everything.

Michael Bowden – The key piece in the Byrd trade is headed to the bullpen as predicted here first after reading it elsewhere.  He was a top pitching prospect once, but had a pedestrian K-rate as a starter in AAA so they turned him into a closer where he showed some signs of dominance (10+ K/9).  Nothing to see right now, but, if he has some early success and Marmol is traded (as I think he will be), Bowden could be saving games by the end of the year.

Cody Ross – 2 HRs yesterday and another one on Saturday (his last game).  Hot schmotato!

Daniel Bard – Shut the door yesterday in the 8th inning, but Bobby Valentine said that there’s no “great temptation” to have Bard stay in the bullpen.  In related news, Valentine is going for psychological testing.

Jake Peavy – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Now has an ERA of 1.88.  I told you to draft him in the preseason, I drafted him in the preseason and then I dropped him.  Why do you make me rue?  I don’t wish to rue.  I’m fine with no ruing.  I’m stirring butter and flour in my soul!

Alex Rios – 3-for-5, hitting .360 on the season and hitting about .500 over the last week.  Cust kayin’.

Dontrelle Willis – The O’s confirmed that they signed Willis.  This was hilarious to me.  I imagine the O’s front office said, “Dah!  Yes, we signed Willis.  Stop mocking us!”

Chris Capuano – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Is it the Year of the Cap?  Not probably, no.  But he could have end of the rotation appeal in mixed leagues and be one of those guys that’s cheap in NL-Only leagues that can really help you.

Michael Pineda – Headed for an MRI on Tuesday.  Here’s the Cliff Notes of a book I wrote (besides this one).  The name of this other book, “Signs of Trouble for Your Fantasy Starter.”  Chapter One:  If your starter is shut down and almost a month later they need an MRI, it’s not good.

CC Sabathia – 8 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks as he has an ERA of 5.27. Without looking at our Player Rater, I’m guessing his FIP is much lower.

Derek Jeter – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, batting .411.  So is he an Early Bird Special or a (Fill-in blank for term of older player who has a renaissance year.  Regarding that term that I asked for with Beltran last week.  I liked Ponce De Leon-g Balls, Hologram Tupac and Dead Cat Bounce, but Rudy nixed them.)?

Dillon Gee – 6 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  He alternated good start/bad start last year and he’s continuing this trend.  It’s pretty uncanny.  It’s like his job is to rope in and frustrate streamers and he takes his job very seriously.

Jason Bay – Left yesterday’s game with bruised ribs, which is nowhere near as delicious as braised ribs.

Hideki Matsui – Rumored to be signing a minor league deal with the Rays.  The Rays hope he still has a little left in the tank if they need a lefty DH.  Matsui just wants a job and heard good things about their potato chips.

Brandon Morrow – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Can we get Scooby on the Case of Morrow’s Missing Ks?  He only had 2 starts all last year of 3 Ks or less and he’s already had 3 starts this year like that and his other start was a 4 K effort.  His velocity didn’t look bad last night, but I’m starting to get concerned.  A guy who walks as many as he does (though he didn’t yesterday), isn’t very cute without Ks.

Krispie Young – Won’t return when his DL stint is up in 15 days.  With a ligament tear in his shoulder?  Really?  Here I thought a ligament tear was a good thing.  Just when you think you got the world figured out.  Wow.  File that in the surpriseapedia.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Phillies (Just think, Phils fans, in another 25 years your team will be good again, not like the Red Sox who have to wait 80 years.), and Bauer’s call-up just took two steps back with this Miley effort.  The key word with Miley is serviceable.  That makes for good real world pitching and only matchups appeal in fantasy.

Justin Upton – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as he hit his first homer.  Formally document it:  In the nick of time, Justin.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in 3 games and 4th on the year.  He’s still hitting .203, but I bet he’s about to go on a tear and be hitting near .260 by this time next week.  Get it, Hosmer, get it!

Tony Campana – 1-for-1 with 2 steals.  He stole 2nd base so fast that he actually overran it, ran all the way around the globe, causing time to rewind, and allowing him to steal 2nd again.

Jason Motte – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  What a follower!  Ooh, all the cool closers are blowing games so he figured he would too.

Bill Hall – Signing a deal with the Orioles to replace Josh Bell on the Triple-A roster.  Bell to Hall?  This is a big score for the equipment manager.

From Around The Web

  1. DrEasy says:
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    How about Renaissance Man? Too obvious? It’s not ha ha funny, but it clearly conveys the meaning.

    Campana or Pierre for SAGNOF? I’m concerned about Campana’s PT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy, Too obvious, yeah… Pierre…

  2. Brian says:
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Grey, I should have gone with Marcum as you said, why oh why did I have faith in the wrong mustached man?

    But I am glad to here the moderately good news on Beltre.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian, See that?

  3. Derrick says:
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    Drop Reynolds for Schierholtz or Markakis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, I wouldn’t…

  4. LaHair Club for Men says:
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    12 team, 5×5. 5 OF, 8 infield.

    Little lite on sb so far.

    Drafted: BJU, Andrus, Desmond, AJax for steals. More hr than sb among them. Also have Votto, KJ, Markakis. Not sure if that crew is going to make up ground. Hoping for at least a return to expectations.

    Which side of this deal would you [anyone willing to leave their thoughts] prefer:
    J Upton / Uggly
    Longo / Gardner

    I ask because I trust the average IQ here more than most sites right now. At least among the regulars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LaHair Club for Men, Upton… You have more than enough steals…

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @LaHair Club for Men, Upton side. Andrus hasn’t done much of anything, but that shouldn’t last very long. He’ll get his SBs, at the very least.

  5. Dan says:
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    Sup guys!

    Cespedes, Schierholtz, or Reimold the rest of the way? In order if you can.

    Thanks!

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Dan, Cespedes, Reimold… but that’s just me.

    • TimSTi says:
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      @Dan, I’d go Cespedes Reimold Schierholtz personally..

  6. Barry Waves says:
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    Had Cahill v Braves so might as well start him v Phils right? I’m inspired by Luebke’s start v Halladay.

    • @Barry Waves, I’d rather start someone against the Phillies than the Braves right now. Philadelphia’s only batting .243 on the year, and .225 over the last week! In comparison, Atlanta’s batting close to .300 over the last week. No comparison.

      I’ve got Cahill in two leagues and am starting him with no questions asked….

      • Barry Waves says:
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        @Enrique, Good stuff, thanks.

  7. MattTruss223 says:
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    This is why I’m a terrible streamer, I pick a guy up (Nate Schierholtz for the double header), he rewards me handsomely (6 for 10, slam and legs), then I get attached and can’t cut bait. So now he’ll hang out in my UTIL spot for awhile. I never was a one night stand kinda guy…

    In related news that’s very tricky to spell: Schierholtz over Nieuwenhuis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Humberbrag! Schierholtz…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, Ha, good call, my apologies for peacocking.

        I was wondering, is there somewhere that you and Rudy have links to all your teams/leagues that are publicly viewable? If no, is that something you think you guys would put together? I like checking on the “expert” leagues now and again, and it’d be cool to see how you guys were doing across your leagues. Just a thought, Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @MattTruss223, Yeah, that’s not a bad idea… I’ll try and put it together…

    • golfnut says:
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      @MattTruss223, Come on….all you did was copy and paste those names….you can’t possibly type those names this early in the morning! lol

  8. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    I know you are against punting categories but here is a question. My league has W,L,S,CG,K,ERA,WHIP,QS as categories. Last year i won my league while punting saves and just stacking up on starters to win W,K,QS category basically every week. I have had 4 closers to date Myers,Marmol,Capps and Broxton. Losing Saves category in first 2 weeks and a tie last week. Based on my league categories and strategy that worked last year what is your opinion on doing this again?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Sure, do it again…

  9. Henry Hendrickson says:
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    With Jurrjens getting the axe to make room (presumably) for Tim Hudson how long a leash do you think Delgado has before they swap him out for Teheran? And do you think Teheran is ready to put up numbers good enough to stick around? Keeper related…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry Hendrickson, No different numbers than Delgado…

  10. Muchacho says:
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    12 team roto league and I’m in need of OF Runs and RBI help. Is it time to give up on Belt (damn you Bochy!) and pick up Eric Thames, Lorenzo Cain, or Jon Jay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Muchacho, Jay for now…

  11. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Nate S, Kirk, JD, Bourjos, Reimold, rasmus, rios.

    Thanks!

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, and ross as well!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Rios, Rasmus, Schierholtz

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    Will the real Jon Lester please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

    And this is coming from a Yankees fan who got pretty much forced to own a Red Sox player this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Hehe

  13. Oz.J. says:
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    Grey – what’s your opinion on Jon Lester going forward?

    • Tony says:
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      @Oz.J., he’s a career 4.40 era in April/March, his whip is higher in these months than any other, he walks more guys in these months….. he’s just a terrible starter. June/July you’ll probably see the sub 3 era guy that normally finds it… He’s 6-9 career in april/mar he’s 29-9 in may/june….. brighter days are ahead, i just wish i had the balls to bench him, can’t bench my ace tho.

      • Oz.J. says:
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        @Tony, cheers for the reply.

        To anyone, who would you prefer going forward, Lester or Tommy Hanson?

        • Vacation says:
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          @Oz.J., Hanson.

        • AdamH says:
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          @Oz.J., Lester

        • stumanji says:
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          @Oz.J., Lester

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Tony, Well going by that im benching him if he has a tough start coming up. Don’t care if he’s meant to be my ace, he aint pitching like it (Cain’s (not the sugar) been much more ace-like)

  14. Hey, Merlot’s a fine wine, I don’t care what P. Giamatti says. But if anyone disses Schierholtz, I’m LEAVING.

    That said, this Giants fan picked up Francoeur in a 10 team. Is he toast? I still have one day to make the waiver decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, I’d grab him if there was room on my bench to let him sort things out…

  15. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The Jays have emphasized they want 7 innings from their starters, and have convinced Morrow he can last longer “pitching to contact.”

    • Boston Fans Are Stoopid says:
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      @VinWins, Damn you John Farrell and your incredibly sound strategy for winning real baseball games!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Gotcha

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Grey Trouts just been dropped in my 16 team H2H, gotta try and claim him and stash him right? Would be dropping that bum D Gee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Go for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trettbang, Funny song, but Schierholtz has been a guy with power for years.

      • trettbang says:
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        @Grey, yeah i know. mainly for pill. and for an excuse for me to post that song.

  17. Chunk says:
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    Scheirholtz or Sweeney?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Chunk, 16 team points, Start 4 OF, mine are Cruz Kemp Morales, Sweeney. Reynolds is my only bench bat. My 5th, sixth and 7th starters are Ejax, Smyly and Burnett. 1500 innings. Would you drop anything for Scheirholtz or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Schierholtz

  18. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Doode… that Matsui jab is so wrong. Heheheh…

    An old timer having a resurgence? How about:

    Jeter is no Early Bird Special… he’s a total Betty White.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Not crazy about it… I liked Hologram Tupac!

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, I honestly had to Google “Hologram Tupac” to see what it meant. Still don’t see how it taps into being old (wasn’t Tupac in his twenties when he died?).

        May be too obscure for the Razzball Glossary, but “Swimming With Antareans” would be a great album/tour name for an old band reuniting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gonna have to run Swimming With Antareans by Rudy, that’s been suggested like two dozen times… Maybe I’m just hating on Guttenberg.

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Really? My B… haven’t been following the comments on this glossary fishing expedition.

  19. TimSTi says:
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    10 tm 5×5 Roto.. No specific need.. Rank these guys por favor:

    Tabata
    Crisp
    LaHair
    Cain
    Presley

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TimSTi, LaHair, Tabata, Cain…

  20. TheNewGuy says:
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    Talking of Fantasy Razzball, great call Grey on recommending Mitch Maier in the Preseason, added him when he was recalled, dude should be a very nice source of shizzness. Just need Sogard to get regular playing time now!

    Oh and remember that flyer I took on D Viciedo (you probably don’t), leading my team now in Razz points…oh yeahh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Nice!

  21. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep 20-team keeper league w/$70 cap

    Trade Zobrist $4 for Krispie Young $5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Zobrist

  22. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep 16-team H2H-Points League

    I own Votto and Pastornicky (who hasn’t started in 3 days)

    Trade Votto for Hosmer and Starlin Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, I could see that trade, yeah…

  23. Scottie O. says:
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    If i can only add 1 of either Schierholtz or Campana, who do you like more for the short term/ rest of season?

    Currently my roster looks like:

    6×6 H2H Yahoo! NON-KEEPER league
    c: Jesus Montero
    1b: Miggy
    2b: Uggla
    ss: D. Gordon
    3b: Wright
    IF: Reynolds
    OF: J. Upton, Bruce, Bourjos
    Utl: K. Morales
    BN: G. Parra, Doumit (till Jesus gets C eligible)
    SP: Bumgarner, Price, Gio, Zimmerman, Minor, Bard, Drabeck, Parker, Bauer
    RP: Santos, Guerra, Myers, HanK-Rod, Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scottie O., Schierholtz

  24. Commish Cauda says:
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    Parra or Schierholtz in a H2H-Points league? (SBs = 3pts, SO = -1pt, BB = 1pt)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Schierholtz

  25. Chunk says:
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    Unless you desperately need steals, Schierholtz, more playing time. Can lose bourjos for him if you want.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Chunk, @Scottie O

    • Scottie O. says:
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      @Chunk, That’s kind of my issue; Gordon is really my only source of speed. So, basically is he enough to win me that category week to week so I can focus on more power, or do I need to invest more in some steals?

      • Chunk says:
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        @Scottie O., How many teams?

        • Scottie O. says:
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          @Chunk, 12 teams; standard hitting categories + OPS

          • Chunk says:
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            @Scottie O., Gordon is stealing just for fun right now. I think your fine to focus more on power. It’ll be easier to grab steals here and there later if you even need to…..SAGNOF

  26. Commish Cauda says:
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    4 out of the last 5…I’m really getting my money’s worth this morning!

    deep 16-team H2H-5X5 redraft league that starts two catchers

    Drop Hanigan for Hector Sanchez, Clevenger or H. Quintero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, I’d hold.

  27. golfnut says:
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    With all these guys we should pick up and have on our team, I’d have a bench of 15 guys!

    Is Sugar…..Cain and Rios better than Hayward, DeAza, Reimold, or Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut, Ha… Hold

  28. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Someone who used to be a star, then faded away, then had a career renaissance….Travolta!

    Don’t worry, next year Beltran will be in Look Who’s Talking 5: The Talkening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Famous Burrito, It’s okay…

  29. Salty Balty says:
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    Volquez or Tommy Milone? Traditional scoring categories plus K/BB. Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, Milone

  30. TheNewGuy says:
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    Guess we gotta start Darvish and cover our eyes vs the Yanks tonight right, in a 16 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

  31. Matt B says:
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    better add: Schierholtz, Campana, L Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt B, Schierholtz

  32. Dirty Jersey says:
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    (Fill-in blank for term of older player who has a renaissance year. Regarding that term that I asked for with Beltran last week. I liked Ponce De Leon-g Balls, Hologram Tupac and Dead Cat Bounce, but Rudy nixed them.)?

    Aprilzheimer’s Disease – when a player forgets that he is over the hill for a month early in the season

    Bah…. I aint no writer…

    • Dirty Jersey says:
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      @Dirty Jersey, Oh yeah… an actual FBB question:
      Dynasty league FA acquisition – Smyly, Jarrod Parker, or Detweiler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirty Jersey, Not crazy about it… Parker…

  33. Gavin says:
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    Would you start Minor in LA today? I’m a little hesitant the way the Dodgers offense is somehow playing like the Yankees. (Rotisserie league, not head to head)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gavin, Yes

  34. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grabbed span when i dropped dl,d cain,stay with span or grab cain again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, I’d hold for now…

  35. Coco krispie says:
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    Which side wins 6×6 (obp) 12 team

    J upton
    Ike Davis

    Or

    Teix
    Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Coco krispie, Upton

  36. The Real Jerome Walton says:
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    A guy in my league is shopping J Upton…he has a bunch of holes so I was going to offer him some combination of Lind, Cuddyer, Volquez, Marcum, Worley, Pence, Stubbs…what would be a fair combo of those?

    Thanks!

    • The Real Jerome Walton says:
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      @The Real Jerome Walton, also have axford, street, or moobs to offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real Jerome Walton, Pence and Butler? Pence and Axford?

      • The Real Jerome Walton says:
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        @Grey, thanks! He asked about pence and lind. Too much? About right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @The Real Jerome Walton, About right…

  37. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, do I drop Coco, Rasmus, Luke Scott or Danny espinosa for Cody Ross, g. Parra, campana or Kelly Johnson? Let me know what you think, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Johnson over Espinosa… Cody over Coco if you don’t need steals…

      • Alcesto says:
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        @Grey, thanks for the response. So say Cody Ross and Kelly Johnson have been scooped up by others, but schoerholtz is still available. Drop any or all of those guys for Nate the Great?

        I know you’re sticking with sherzer against the mariners, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Alcesto, Start anyone vs. the M’s… Drop Espinosa for Schierholtz…

          • Alcesto says:
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            @Grey, Ok, so that would leave me without a 2B. Do I drop one of the other guys for Schierholtz? Craig is still available, pick him up too?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Alcesto, You’re picking up Johnson, no?

              • Alcesto says:
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                @Grey, Nah, some other jerk got him first.

              • Alcesto says:
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                @Grey, So Kelly Johnson is back on the wire and I’m picking him up and dropping espinosa (don’t know exactly how I feel about that). Do I drop luke scott, lind, coco or rasmus to grab Schierholtz? Do i drop any of them to pick up allen craig?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Coco if you don’t need steals…

                  • Alcesto says:
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                    @Grey, I need steals but Coco has been rancid. Can he turn it around?

  38. EK says:
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    Pls rank for a spot start:
    Milone v CWS
    Volquez v WAS
    Drabek @ BAL
    Arrieta v OAK
    Alvarez @ SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Volquez, Milone, Drabek,

  39. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep H2H league. Stick with Humber vsBOS (Doubront) this week or go with one of the following:

    Samardzija vsSTL (Wainright) and @PHI (Kendrick)
    Homer Bailey vsSF (Vogelsong)
    Bard @CHW (Danks)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, I’d hold…

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey,
        Thanks for all of the responses. I wonder how pitchers historically have done in their next start after throwing a No-Hitter or Perfecto? More specifically, what percentage have won their next starts? I bet Johnny Vander Meer would know. (Another Jersey guy, as I’m sure you know)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Commish Cauda, Big fan of the JVM.

          • Commish Cauda says:
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            @Grey,

            from Midland Park, NJ…next door to Wyckoff and just up the road from Hackensack

            Who wants a taylor ham, double egg and cheese to go!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do!

            • Jake

              Jake says:
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              @Commish Cauda, Mmm… Taylor Ham. Hold the ketchup.

              • L-Boogie says:
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                @Jake, Greetings from Hackensack

  40. Jef says:
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    I feel like there’s a good term out there that we’re missing…movie related maybe? Caccooning? Pulling a Brian Dennehy?

    Tarrantino revived Travolta’s career in Pulp Fiction. Maybe the player is ‘dancing with Uma.’

    ugh…those ideas are awful, terrible, and weak. fantasy baseball-writering is hard.

    I think Hologram Tupac and Betty White are funny, but they don’t capture the eventual regression.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef, That’s true…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Jef, tough for Tupac to regress. Dude as a hologram is better than any rapper out there today. Ha!

  41. MrHappyTime says:
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    Schierholtz or Reimold for OF depth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Reimold

  42. KeeblerMN says:
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    What? He nixed the terms? While I liked my vampire suggestions let me suggest this:

    Ziambi – back from the grave for a Giambi type season. Can only be killed by Jose Canseco.

    Meh, to quote what you’ll say “I don’t love it” OH! How about this one for a closer who constantly sucks:

    Matt Collapse – see also Matt Capps

    • Jef says:
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      @KeeblerMN, very clever, and current (unlike my stuck-in-the-early-90’s). I like Ziambi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KeeblerMN, Ha, I’ll run it past him…

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @KeeblerMN, Take Giambi out of the equation and just use Zombino.

      • @L-Boogie, Zombino’s pretty good (slightly better than Ziambi). Pithier than Veteracontrarian. Warming up to it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Zombino, as well…

      • mc serch says:
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        @L-Boogie, FWIWuertz I like Zombino too

  43. SanFran1966 says:
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    Nate Schierholtz, Alejandro De Aza, and
    Brandon Belt for third OF

    16 team H2H

    Can you rate in order ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SanFran1966, De Aza, Schierholtz

  44. LobBall says:
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    I picked up Bard yesterday thinking he’s out of the rotation and into the bullpen (my league counts holds as well as saves). Now I hear otherwise. What is my funny Valentine thinking? My starters are good to great so I don’t want Bard as a starter. Let him go or will he be back in the bullpen next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LobBall, I’d hold him if you can… On your bench when he starts…

  45. Jake

    Jake says:
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    Grey must have been transmitting some powerful juju last night. I woke up at 3AM EST, picked up Rios and Schierholtz, then went back to couch.
    Please explain why I have an uncontrollable urge to eat BBQ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, Cause BBQ is delicious?

      • Jake

        Jake says:
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        @Grey, Thought perhaps it was you writing the Wilingham blurb, though general deliciousness is much more likely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wanna say general deliciousness but might be me willing you to ham…

  46. Tom says:
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    Anyone starting Wainwright today in Roto?

    Thinking about benching him again..as my innings limit continues into the negatives

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom, Bench him until he pitches well…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, what about h2h?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tony, I wouldn’t start him.

  47. Charles says:
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    What do you all think about starting Worley @ARI tonight? Any worries in a 12-team 5×5 h2h league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles, I’d do it…

  48. Benwa says:
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    Latos is available in my 5×5 roto league as a FA. Which pitcher, if any, would you drop to pick him up: T. Cahill, M. Minor, J. Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  49. shibboleth says:
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    I can’t shake a feeling of doom whenever I read your morning update and do not see a player on one of my teams. I’ll strive to do you proud, Grey.

    BJ Upton for Dexter Fowler/Ubaldo Jimenez?

    OBP/SLG/QS/HLD
    c- Iannetta
    1- Pujols
    2- Uggla
    3- Aramis
    ss- Castro
    of- Stanton, BJ, Bourjos, Boesch, Thames (Jay)
    util- LaRoche
    ci/mi- Cozart/Ike
    sp- Gallardo, Latos, Garza, Morrow, Niese, Lewis, Garcia
    rp/mr- Axford, Francisco, Marshall/Chapman K-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth, Strive on, striver. Upton side, not close.

  50. Hawk says:
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    I never, ever feel bad when Josh Hamilton lights it up for two weeks. He’s an amazing talent but he’s made of glass. It’s only a matter of time before he’s on the DL – or worse, day-to-day-to-day-to-day-to…

    Same for Nelson Cruz. Same for Bay.

    The problem with those guys isn’t that they don’t produce when healthy. It’s that they rarely (if ever) stay healthy long enough to really produce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk, Tis is true.

  51. Prettay, prettay, prettay good says:
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    After Schierholtz had his offensive explosion yesterday, I’ve been offered two trades for him. One offered Logan Morrison, the other offered Alex Rios. Should I be interested in either, both or continue to ride Schierholtz down the autobahn hoping he isn’t really a Ford fiesta with an Audi logo stamped on the hood?

    Also, what do you think about having a term for a non-descript veteran player that lives up to his young teammate’s expectations? For example, Belt was super hyped this year, with no love for Schierholtz. (I totally bought into Belt, only to be bitterly dissappointed). Meanwhile, Schierholtz is producing the numbers I expected from Belt. I feel like I’m watching Freaky Friday and at some point both Belt and Schierholtz will switch back into their own bodies, but both will have a better appreciation for each other, much to the delight of audiences everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prettay, prettay, prettay good, I’d take Rios… Not crazy about the term, but I’ll run it by Rudy.

      • @Grey, eh, freaky friday doesn’t quite work for me. isn’t Schierholtz just a Prospblock?

    • @Prettay, prettay, prettay good, I’d trade away Schierholtz for either one of those guys in a heartbeat.

  52. Dignan says:
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    10 team yahoo h2h (OBP, SLG)

    c Jesus
    1 Hosmer
    2 Phillips
    3 Longo
    ss D Gordon
    of Kemp, BJ, c rasmus
    util cozart, bourjos, m reynolds
    young, gardner on DL.

    Drop Bourjos or Cozart for Schmierhosen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

  53. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Is it a bad thing when the top 5 RBI leaders on your RCL team include Pierzynski (#1), Ichiro (#4) and Aviles (#5) and your HR leaders are Pierzynski and Duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Yeah

  54. Chunk says:
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    How about “Shitty Old Guy.”

    Sure, he had a hot start and managed to stay relevant through most of the year, but at the end of the day he still just another SOG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Don’t think that one works…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Griff, Ha

  55. mike says:
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    how much do u give up for greinke?
    AROD and BIllinsgley?
    or would u trade Freese for Luebke staight up?
    OR AROD and Billingsley for ADAm Jones and Luebke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike, I’d trade A-Rod and Bills for Jones and Luebke…

  56. Shakey The Moyle says:
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    Alright Grey, Rudy may have nixed my Ponce De Leon-g Balls suggestion but no one can turn away from:

    E.D. d’Artagnan or E.D.’artagnan

    That’s gold, Grey. Gold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think I can get it past Rudy…

  57. bobbo says:
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    10 team 6×6 roto (OBP instead of AVG, offensive K’s as neg category):

    Team is weak on steals and runs, can you rank:

    Crisp, Span, Juan Pierre, Tabata

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span, Pierre…

  58. Grey — If Luke Scott doesn’t show us anything tonight is it time to cut bait in a 16-team roto league? Has his first hot streak of the year cooled? Or is it worth holding on for a while longer?

    Would you rather drop Scott or Bourjos to pick up Schierholtz? In theory I should be more in need of power with my roster but in practice I’m dead last in SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give him a couple more days… Can’t cut Bourjos if you need steals…

  59. pseudokiwis says:
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    For an old player putting up great stats like he’s back from the dead? Sounds like a Fantasy Zombie or something?

    by the by, I’m in a weekly lineups H2H league. Is it better to have an ace go once, or a number 3 starter go twice (Grienke for one spin or Marcum for 2)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Greinke…

  60. Principal Blackman says:
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    Do you like Schierholtz or Reimold for util? Also, I could potentially keep both and lose Danny Espinosa since I have Jose Altuve holding his own at second base. 6×6 roto league (OPS is the extra cat.) Here’s my line up at the moment:
    c- Arencibia
    1b- Konerko
    2b- Altuve
    ss- Desmond
    3b- Longoria
    of- McCutcheon
    of- Pence
    of- Rios
    util- Lawrie
    util- Reimold
    bench- Espinosa
    dl- Krispie

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Principal Blackman, Forgot to mention it’s a 12-team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Espinosa…

  61. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Drop Alcides for Espinosa?

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Alcides has been doing his thing (and batting 300+!) the last two weeks. He’s got 3 steals in the last 7 games, which is very encouraging.

      I guess it depends on if you need steals or homers… as neither one will help your avg. (I’m assuming Alcides actually continues to steal bases)

  62. Holmes says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Appreciate the daily blog. Was wondering who is best to have from here out between Reimold, Cody Ross, Alex Rios, Torri Hunter, or Luke Scott? (10 team H2H league)

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @Holmes, I’m not Grey, but I’d say Rios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rios…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, The plethora of Rios questions is amazing. And 99% the answer is Rios!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Plethora — good word.

  63. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trying to be cautious as I now have 8 good starters, and I was all too used to pitchers crapping all over my ERA and WHIP last year. Therefore would you play it safe with Minor today in a 10 team league? The dudes pitched well recently, but he’s still young and figuring it out, and those Dodgers are pretty hot right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d start him.

  64. Broadstreetbrawler says:
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    Grey,

    Hosmer, leubke and Jupside for Pujols Espinosa and volquez – which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Broadstreetbrawler, Hosmer

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Broadstreetbrawler, I’d take the Upton side, but I’m not Grey, especially in a keeper.

    • Thrilla says:
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      @Broadstreetbrawler, Way uneven.

  65. Sambo Jenkins says:
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    Rasums or Cozart for UTIL rest of season? H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sambo Jenkins, Rasmus

  66. alejandro says:
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    Grey,

    I need to pick 2/3 starts

    Henderson Alvarez vs. Bal (Hunter)
    Jonathan Sanchez vs. Cle (Lowe)
    Jarod Parker vs. CWI (Sale)

    Thank you for your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alejandro, Parker, Sanchez

  67. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @grey

    Nate Schierholtz or Alex Rios ROS?

    • Gavin says:
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      @Howie Met Your Mother, Rios

    • @Howie Met Your Mother, Yup, Rios.

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @Howie Met Your Mother, Rios

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Howie Met Your Mother, Think id go with Rios. Anyone else agree?

  68. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Looking to add a filler outfielder for the loss of Krispie and Puma. Who would you add in OBP league?

    Schierholtz
    Rios
    Ross
    Parra

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Rios

  69. mets fan says:
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    Grey would you trade Humber for Bauer in a keeper league?

    • Eng says:
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      @mets fan, I’m not Grey, but yes I would and it’s not close.

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @mets fan, Definitely

  70. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Ross, Bourjos, JD martinez, parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, JD, Bourjos, Ross…

  71. Eng says:
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    You preferring Cain or Schierholtzzz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Not right now

  72. Cheeeeeeze says:
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    Just got offered Matt Moore for Beachy… what do ya think? it’s a CBS points league and moore has relief eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheeeeeeze, Hold

  73. J-Bird says:
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    10 Team H2H League
    Bat Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG

    MI Slot… Drop Espinosa for A.Hill… or hold?
    UTIL Slot… Drop Lind for Schierholtz… or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Bird, Hill…I’d hold Lind…

  74. Chillmodious says:
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    @Grey

    I have an itchy trigger finger and there are some tasty options in the free agent pool in my league right now (12-team mixed, H2H, 5×5, ESPN).

    My batting lineup is decent enough right now and I’m just ok with my pitching, but I’d like your input on potential upgrades I may be missing due to my fear of success.

    Current Free Agents:

    Gerardo Parra
    Nate Schierholtz
    Kirk Nie– NEW HOUSE
    Alex Presley
    Stephen Drew (on the DL but I only have one SS)
    Bryan LaHair
    Tony Campana
    Ryan Doumit
    Nick Hundley

    Ross Detwiler
    Clay Buchholz
    Drew Smyly
    Jarrod Parker
    AJ Burnett
    Roy Oswalt
    Trevor Bauer

    Current lineup is:

    C – Jonathan Lucroy
    1B – Adam Lind
    2B – Jemile Weeks
    3B – Jose Bautista
    SS – Jimmy Rollins
    MI – Jason Kipnis
    CI – Kevin Youkilis
    OF – Andrew McCutchen
    OF – Jay Bruce
    OF – Howie Kendrick
    OF – Desmond Jennings
    OF – Jordan Schafer
    Util – Mike Moustakas
    Util – Mat Gamel

    DL – Lorenzo Cain

    SP – Zack Greinke
    SP – Tommy Hanson
    SP – Max Scherzer
    SP – Anibal Sanchez
    SP – Jaime Garcia
    SP – Lance Lynn
    SP – Danny Duffy
    RP – Chris Perez
    RP – Hector Santiago
    RP – Santiago Casilla
    RP – Francisco Cordero

    DL – Sergio Santos

    —————————-

    I’m thinking about dropping Duffy and Lorenzo Cain to pick up Stephen Drew, DL him, and then grab Ross Detwiler. Also contemplating an outright drop of Duffy to make room for LoCain when he gets off the DL on Friday. Thoughts? Advice?

    Thank you kindly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, I’d drop Duffy for Drew and Cain… Sure… Surprised to hear you say your hitting is good enough right now…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey,

        I should clarify that my hitting is good enough relative to what’s available out there as an upgrade–no starters I can justify dropping for an available free agent. I’d like to get Parra but I can’t see who I’d let go.

        Is your “sure” above in reference to Detwiler? The current plan is to drop Duffy and LoCain for Stephen Drew (to my DL) and Detwiler. Do you endorse?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Cain to Drew on my DL…

  75. GTS says:
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    Please rank: Hafner, Schierholtz, Hunter, Reimold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GTS, Reimold, Hunter, Schierholtz…

      • GTS says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Forgot to include Nieuwenhuis. Would you rank him after Schierholtz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  76. Bosmosis says:
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    OK, I’ve been thinking probably a little too much about this. For an older player having a Renaissance, I submit:

    “was-been”

    …as in “Beltran is defying those who said he was done and is playing like a real was-been.

    Or, if you don’t dig that, how about:

    “Twisting Travolta”

    …referring of course to the famous scene in Pulp Fiction that signaled the return of a theretofore washed up 70’s star.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, I don’t mind was-been, feels like it would be used… Have to run it by Rudy…

  77. Enrico Palazzo says:
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    Carlos Beltran, et al. = Warmed leftovers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrico Palazzo, Not crazy about it…

  78. Lil' Saucy says:
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    Drop Cozart for Alcides? Bourjos for V. Wells? I’ve been around the top in steals but near the bottom in HRs (damn Stanton and Pujols!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lil’ Saucy, I’d hold

  79. Denys says:
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    I’m in a league with some O’s fans (involuntary “hon” on the end of that), and was wondering whom you’d recommend trading Reimold for? I’m not really in need for power or anything, and I feel like his value is a little bloated. Do you think targeting Mat Latos is a decent idea? Will Latos rebound to be the 3.50/1.20 180K+ pitcher for the rest of the year?

    Let me know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Denys, Yeah, try and get Latos…

  80. Niq Castro says:
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    Is Tabata going to wake up any time soon? He’s been dreadful.

    Is anyone starting Latos tonight, or benching until further notice?

    • ProfX says:
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      @Niq Castro, I’d like to second both of these questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, I’m starting Latos…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, Here’s hoping with Latos. FG’s Latos article (xFIP by month/release point/Fastball velocity) today is good read.

        Tabata, I assume, is drop worthy right now for a few well performing bubs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is drop worthy… Hopefully on Latos…

  81. DasPeck says:
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    Grey,

    Morrow is definitely not kute lately. Even Katie Klemens wouldn’t date him.
    While Garcia, MadBum, and Morrow combined to give me 21 innings of ratio improvement and jump me up fantasy points, they got me 11ks, leaving me still in last. This is Kute without the K. This is ute.

    My team k/9 is like 6.1. Pfft. What do I do!?
    This is more of complaining than asking much of a question, but seriously… maybe I should try Volquez again? We’re on a start limit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DasPeck, I hear ya.

  82. Bosmosis says:
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    Or how about:

    Laz-R-Us Kid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, Eh

  83. Sorry all for nixing your “Older player who has a renaissance year” suggestion so far….i can feel the worthy glossary term coming….

    Here are some suggestions to try on for size….

    – Hittingways – Old Man in the season where they reel off one last gem.

    – Veteracontrarian – A veteran player who has a bounceback season right about when you thought you’d need to put him down.

    – Sluggagenarian – An older hitter who’s still slugging.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, I like Veteracontrarian the best. What about was-been?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, Or senior discount?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey, I’m kind of liking Senor Discount with the tilda which I am unable to tild at the moment. Seems sticky-ish, in the good way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Rudy’s got a grudge against tilde’s.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey, how’s he with umlauts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ve seen better..

      • @Grey, Senior Discount is okay for draft day but isn’t really good for in season glossarizing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s true, Rudy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, Or what about Swimming With Antareans or something in the Cocoon family?

      • @Grey, I like the metaphor but I don’t thing there’s a good glossary term there. Was-been is too confusing.

  84. BigFatHippo says:
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    Pujols is apparently now a buy low. I offered my Youk and CJ Wilson expecting a counter last night. Imagine my surprise when he accepted. And somewhere out there a Kiwi is pissed.

    • charlie batch says:
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      @BigFatHippo, nice work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Wow

    • Steve says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Yes, yes he is.

  85. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….who would you rather own…

    Morneau or LaHair?

    Rios or Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI, LaHair, Rios…

  86. Ralph says:
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    When do you think Santos is coming back? He’s shut down for 10-14 days, could he come back right after that or would there be a rehab period in addition?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph, Rehab… He’s 3 weeks away at best…

  87. MrHappyTime says:
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    Are you buying Peavy? Or is this a product of the competition he has faced? Last question, would you start him against Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, I am buying him.

    • Feeding the Abscess

      Feeding the Abscess says:
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      It’s all first strike pitches with Morrow. He’s throwing his slider more often with 2 strikes this season than last, but he’s had fewer 2 strike counts, so overall his slider has seen less use. He’s playing a bit with a cutter and sinker, and he’s throwing his splitter more frequently, which are all inducing more groundballs. If he starts throwing more first pitch strikes the Ks will come back, and those other pitches should continue to yield more groundballs.

      The negative is that he just isn’t throwing first pitch strikes. Which is a problem.

      • Feeding the Abscess

        Feeding the Abscess says:
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        @Feeding the Abscess, Oops, didn’t mean to post that here.

  88. mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’ve been playing Altuve. Allen Craig is a free agent in my 12-team 5×5. Not hurting for steals. Would you grab Craig now, on the assumption he’ll be playing soon? Or just hold Altuve? To make room for Craig for the time being, I’d drop a non-closer RP. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella, Hold Altuve

  89. HotRod says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Lester for Marmol & HowieKendrick? We could use a closer & help on offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, It’s fair. If you need those things, yeah…

  90. SteveA says:
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    Oddball question:
    Our 10-team NL only 5×5 league has 32-man rosters (23 auction, 9 draft) which creates a damn shallow free agent pool. The lack of FA depth has caused early-season dumping as teams are obviously either in/out by Mothers’ Day so this year the league decided no trades until June 1.
    The real problem is the shallow FA pool that will get even shallower when Houston exits for the AL next year. Dump trades are gonna happen after June 1 regardless but how do you trade when our future is up in the air? There is some reluctance to address this and we are looking for help. Become a 10-team mixed? Blah! Reduce rosters to 27 to create 50 more FA? Any advice for this hide-bound collection of indecisive cranks who want their 1986 league to just roll the way it always has? Thanks–

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take a vote right now about cutting the 5th outfielder or the CI or MI…

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey, On it, thanks–

  91. DasPeck says:
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    How about a BerkVinciMan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DasPeck, Not crazy about it.

  92. OaktownSteve says:
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    Senior discounts? Looks like Beltran is this year’s senior discount. For example. Possibly Señor Discount.

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

      Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Seconded. Also you get the double entendre of “discount,” i.e. comes cheap and has been disregarded.

      Also, I get to say “double entendre.”

      Win-win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, I like it… Will run it by Rudy…

  93. charlie batch says:
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    is peavy a sell or a hold? waiting for an injury? ive been shopping him for lester/lincecum/sabathia/etc for a bit but feel last night’s SHO put him over the top.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie batch, I’d take any of those guys for Peavy.

  94. Alex says:
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    @Grey and friends

    Can get Brandon Phillips for Desmond Jennings in my 10 team 5×5. My other 2Bs are Altuve and Ackley. My OFs are Jones, Stubbs, Rasmus, Murphy, Tabata, Span, and Krispie. Do the deal?

    Also, Schierholz is available. drop any of the OFs for him? Murphy maybe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex, I’d take Phillips… Lose Murphy for Schierholtz…

  95. John says:
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    “Matsui just wants a job and heard good things about their potato chips.” Nice hand sir. [tips cap]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John, That was a Rudy line.

  96. airweino says:
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    Thoughts on dealing Matt Moore for Julio Teheran, Logan Morrison and Brandon Belt?

    I really like Moore, but those three could all be solid contributors. This is an 18 team mixed dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, Terrible deal.

      • airweino says:
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        @Grey,

        Terrible to deal Moore away?

  97. Wilsonian says:
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    Who wins:

    Lester/Phillips for Greinke/Kipnis?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, Avg., OBPS, W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Greinke, close though…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I’m thinking of making the offer. Doubt he takes it (I’d be giving up the Lester side). He’s new to FBB and he pretty much goes by the current rankings, not potential, so I’m assuming he’d turn it down. Would you be OK with offering Lester/Phillips/Balfour for Greinke/Kipper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure…

  98. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    David Ortiz/Alex Rios for Yoenis Human Cespedes and Adam Lind. Which side do you like?

    Also, why is David Ortiz hitting .441? WHAT IS HAPPENING.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, Yoenis side… The world is wrong….

  99. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I have Espinosa at 2B. Hill, Altuve, Ackley and Barney are available. Make a move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Hill

  100. mets fan says:
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    Grey Arencibia or Iannetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mets fan, Iannetta

  101. @Grey: Who should I drop for Schierholtz? Tabata or JD Martinez or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicago Mike, Tabata

  102. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Looking for another bat. Rios, Joyce, Ross, Schierholtz, Rasmus, Gamel, Trumbo, Moose, Pena, and Scott are available. Who do i grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Rios

  103. Adam says:
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    Grey,
    Drop Aybar for A. Escobar? In need of speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Not crazy about it…

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey,
        Gotcha. I think I’ll make the move in one league but rest easy in my others. I’m no worried about dropping him in that league with the type of managers they are. They likely won’t pick Aybar up because his stats aren’t great right now.

  104. skinny malinky says:
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    What about Last Gaspers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @skinny malinky, Hmm…think we have better suggestions…

  105. Jack says:
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    More trade offer advice… 5×5 roto 19-team mixed league. I have lots of 3B and and little SP. The offer is Hamels for Beltre. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels…

  106. Bean says:
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    Ross isn’t as bad of a play with him fitting so well in Boston and being able to hit his warning track shots off the green monster. I could see the average above .280 and the doubles pick up above the 37 he had in ’09. 2010 was tough to live up to and he was trying to do too much in 2011. Change of scenery and an opportunity will do wonders for his contract year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bean, Could be…

  107. DjlanceRauch says:
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    10 team roto. Here’s my team.
    C Santana
    1b Hosmer
    2b Kendrick
    3b Beltre
    SS Reyes
    2b/SS Espinosa
    1b/3b I Davis
    OF Bautista
    OF Bruce
    OF Ethier
    OF Rios
    OF Reimold
    Util Youk
    BE Schafer
    Dead last in avg. Doin pretty good with HR. Should I lose Espinosa for Altuve, or Avilesor Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Aviles

  108. nightpandas says:
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    Silver foxes…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Not crazy about it…

  109. Rabbit says:
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    What about “Indian Summer”? One last burst of being hot in the middle of the decline into coldness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit, Isn’t an Indian summer in September/October?

      • Rabbit says:
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        @Grey, Yes, it’s a wave of hot weather (summer heat) during the middle-later part of the Fall, when temps should be cool and getting colder, not hotter.

  110. nightpandas says:
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    Rollins for David Price. Enough? I would slide Boneface to SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, It’s enough…

  111. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    It’s all first strike pitches with Morrow. He’s throwing his slider more often with 2 strikes this season than last, but he’s had fewer 2 strike counts, so overall his slider has seen less use. He’s playing a bit with a cutter and sinker, and he’s throwing his splitter more frequently, which are all inducing more groundballs. If he starts throwing more first pitch strikes the Ks will come back, and those other pitches should continue to yield more groundballs.

    The negative is that he just isn’t throwing first pitch strikes. Which is a problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Feeding the Abscess, Interesting… But I want Ks!

  112. GTS says:
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    Is Bruce Chen legit? Thinking about starting him @ MIN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GTS, No

  113. herschel says:
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    @Grey: do you like gordon (alex) or rios over span in a 12 team mixed roto league?

    also, not sure if youre a fan of either of these bands, but tix for an august show in la of alabama shakes and michael kiwanuka go on sale this morning…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Both… Never heard of them, what kind of music? Go with Gordon…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, shakes are new school southern rock. lead singer is a chick with a voice in the vain of joplin (janis, not scott). kiwanuka is more soul…british/ugandan…has recorded with dan auerbach (black keys). both are pretty impressive for new artists…

        • stumanji says:
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          @herschel, I just got tickets to the Jack White & Alabama Shakes show in NYC in May. It’s gonna be titties.

          • herschel says:
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            @stumanji, heard the new jack white show is great. first half is with an all male band, second half with an all female band…..

  114. pseudokiwis says:
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    for a fill-in blank for term of older player who has a renaissance year, how about saying a player got zamboni’d? Or if the player is no longer “washed up”, is he or are his stats “freshly laundered”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pseudokiwis, Not crazy about them…

  115. Euroalien says:
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    Grey: 12 Team Roto 5 x 5 – Struggling for offense…… Current OFs are Heyward, Ross, Scott, Morrison, Reimold, with Presley on the bench and Gardner on the DL. Also have C. Johnson riding the pine as a backup in case Youk implodes…..

    Drop any of these guys for Schierholtz – Im thinking Presley…. (Other FA options include Tabata, LaHair & Span)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Euroalien, Yeah, Presley

      • Euroalien says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

  116. L-Boogie says:
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    Not sure if you saw how I totally ripped off KeeblerMN’s idea above and barely changed it to make it my own, but what about Zombino (a Zombie Bambino)?

    • KeeblerMN says:
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      @L-Boogie, I like it. Actual term should be either “A Great Zombino” or “The Great Zombino”
      Rudy has to love it!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @KeeblerMN, Gotta run it by Rudy…

        • @Grey, Responded in previous post…..kind of warming up to Zombino as “A great hitter whose fantasy baseball relevance was thought to be dead but returns with a vengeance.”

          • @Rudy Gamble, Berry/Ravitz already use “Fantasy Zombie” on their podcast. Maybe use something that isn’t so close?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why are you listening to that?

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @Grey, High five, KeeblerMN. Thanks fellas. Another item to scratch off the bucket list. Next up, get Matthew Berry to do one of his useless “List of 10″ about me.

        • KeeblerMN says:
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          @Grey, Awesome! Thanks! I guess now I can cross you off my list of people to kill with red lipstick (Buscemi in Billy Madison for those who don’t catch the reference) for snubbing my Targetco suggestion ;-)

  117. Will says:
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    Streaming for tomorrow – Nicasio or Hochevar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will, Nicasio

  118. Robert says:
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    Grey…better add in a 12-team, 5×5: Schierholtz, Kubel, Parra, or Lorenzo Cain? And would you dump Delmon or Carlos Lee for one of those guys, or find someone else to dump?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert, Schierholtz or Cain… I’d dump Lee for Cain if I needed steals and not power, otherwise I’d hold.

  119. MattTruss223 says:
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    Quick trade: Beltre and Nicasio for Aramis and Luebke, who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Aramis, it’s fair…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, I got the Beltre side, swapped Nicasio with Pestano though in my RCL. I just got sick of looking at Aramis’ face. Plus, between him and Reynolds my 3B options were killing me.

  120. TimSTi says:
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    10tm 5×5.

    Got offered Cordero for Altuve..

    I have Uggla Andrus & Cozart for MI and Putz, Balfour, Lidge, & Santos (DL) for RP. We start 3 RP and Altuve is on my bench 95% of the time. His RPs are Broxton Cordero Hanrahan Santiago & Walden.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TimSTi, Seems like unnecessary on both sides… Take Cordero if you need saves.

      • TimSTi says:
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        @Grey, I just figure Altuve is wasting on my bench. The league is moderately shallow so i I can an MI injury I could replace them with a decent enough fill-in. Lidge would be the odd man out on most nights but he still holds more value on a bench than Altuve I’d imagine right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…

  121. jimmyz says:
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    Older player who has a renaissance year:
    Sounds a lot like a golfer who has success on the Senior Tour. Did you know that the #4 all-time money leader on the Senior Tour is…

    Dana Quiqley

    A little obscure, but a fun sounding name; e.g. Is Derek Jeter an Early Bird Special or a Dana Quigley.

    (and yes, I Wikipedia’d the all-time Senior Tour money leaders. Hale Irwin is #1, fyi)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jimmyz, Hmm… Ha….Seems like a bit of a stretch.

  122. Grey or anyone else —

    What do yo think of this deal? McCann + Pineda for Aviles + Doumit + Cahill. I’d be getting the McCann side.

    I don’t care for Pineda but the other guy is a Yankees-hating Red Sox fan and wants to get Pineda off his roster. But I could just drop Pineda and it’d still make sense, right? My other pitchers are Bumgarner, Anibal, Beachy, Scherzer, and Latos (Fister on the DL), so I can spare Cahill. And Aviles is a utility infielder I like to plug in here and there on peoples’ off days but I can find another one of them.

    Am I missing something?

    • @Enrique, FYI: This is a 14-team one-year roto league.

    • bean says:
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      @Enrique, Pineda is a waste in this trade, so why include him? Why not include someone else who will impact your roster rather than a pitcher you are going to drop or DL in about a week?

      He is getting rid of Pineda because his arm is connected to his shoulder like Bill and Ted connected the antenna on the phone booth. If you take him make sure you have plenty of pudding cups and chewing gum.

      • @bean, I think he’d rather do the deal with Pineda than the same deal without him. He can’t bring himself to drop a 12th round pick, but doesn’t want him and nobody else will trade for him.

        My goal is to avoid going through the season with Doumit at C and the other pieces are expendable as far as I’m concerned.

        (My idea is I’ll try to trade Pineda to a Yankees fan for a few cents on the dollar and if I can’t I’ll drop him)

    • @Enrique, Grey — Any chance of getting your take on this?

      • stumanji says:
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        @Enrique, I think even without Pineda, that’s a fine trade for you. You’re getting a top 3 catcher for a bunch of spare parts.

  123. Chris says:
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    Don’t the Rays already have 3 lefty DHs in Pena, Scott, and Allen? Seems dumb to add Matsui, even on a minor league deal.

    Convince Rudy to go with Hologram Tupac! Takes a little more thinking to understand than a lot of the other terms, but the necessary clues are there. And it’ll be fun to use!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, I kinda agree about Tupac, but someone brought up a good point, he won’t be bad next year… Yeah, Rays are hoarding lefties.

  124. Sal says:
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    @grey: ditch Brandon McCarthy for Anthony bass or Drew smyly? I could also ditch Santiago Casilla since I have street, aceves, and Broxton for closers.

    Ratios don’t matter for starters on this one.. It’s all about k’s, wins, walks, earned runs, and losses…. H2h points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal, Smyly…

  125. rob says:
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    Start Latos vs SanFran coming off the doubleheader, Minor @ LAD, Both, or Neither?

    Razz is blowin up this year, congrats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rob, Both… Thanks!

    • bean says:
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      @rob, The Giants are hot so starter beware. Unless Latos starts to throw left handed, I would think hard about putting him up against Melky, Panda, Posey and Schierberger right now.

      Huff is tending to family matters which means Latos K opportunities and Huffers to 2B took a major hit.

  126. Jack says:
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    Would you drop Ike Davis, Mark Reynolds, Adam Laroche, or Paul Goldschmidt for Nate Schierholtz or Alex Rios? Votto is my regular 1B. 12 team, h2h, yahoo format.

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack,

      Also available are LaHair, Cain, and Scott.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Adam Laroche and Paul Goldschmidt for Nate Schierholtz, Alex Rios…

  127. LJ says:
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    Guy in my league keeps trying to get Bonifacio from me. This is the latest offer – I give:

    Bonifacio
    Pedroia
    Cueto

    and I get:

    Cozart
    Kendrick
    CC Sabathia

    Terrible deal for me, right? Would it be reasonable if we took out Pedroia/Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LJ, Not good. Better without Pedroia/Kendrick…

  128. mets fan says:
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    Grey I really needed a closer I just traded Gardner for Valverde and Schierholtz what you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mets fan, Sounds fine.

  129. schlitzy says:
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    Kubel, Shierholtz or Luke Scott?

  130. mike says:
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    Freese or AROD rest of season?

  131. bobbo says:
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    Dynasty League, who do you like more for this season and beyond:

    David Price or Tommy Hanson… I have Hanson and am thinking about trying to buy low on Price but the AL East scares me and I already am getting roofied by Matt Moore on my team (also have Beachy so I guess it evens out?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  132. Chris says:
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    I need steals. He needs pitching. Do you think Colby Lewis for Dee Gordon is a good trade?

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris, My other ptichers are Felix Hernandez, Zack Greinke, Tommy Hanson, Adam Wainwright, Johan Santana, Matt Harrison

      • Adam says:
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        @Chris,

        I doubt most Gordon owners will be selling low due to bad AVG this quickly. But if you can pull it off, that’s a good deal for you. Once it gets warmer out, Lewis be giving up HRs left and right again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid trade

  133. Wilsonian says:
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    Reimold at UTIL/Bench. Would you drop him for any of the following (you already said Choo in the forums, but what about these guys)?

    Rios, Ike, Lind, Colby, Moustakas, Encarnacion, Schafer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo over those guys…

  134. Chillmodious says:
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    RE: Beltran, etc…

    How about “Re-fried Beens”? As in, they’ve “been” hot and reliable before, and are now serving up an unexpected new deliciousness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about Refried Beens…

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey, A lot of these suggestions are weaksauce, but I actually like this one.

      • stumanji says:
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        @Grey, …you gotta pronounce it like “has-been” instead of “bean.”

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @stumanji, Yes, that was the intent: Re-fried Beens (pronounced “bins”)

  135. Buge Hoobs says:
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    The Relief Quiche-wagon smorgasbord has got me beyond confused!

    I have Valverde. Which other two should I be starting (or benching until healthy)? Jansen, Broxton, Aveves, F. Cordero, Santos, Lidge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cordero, Broxton

  136. RichC says:
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    “Older player who has a renaissance year” suggestion: cold pizza.

    It was great when it was fresh, and it will do for now until it gets nasty, stiff, and old or until I have the energy to go find something better. Whichever comes first!

    “Beltran has been cold pizza for me.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like that suggestion… I’ll run it by Rudy…

  137. TheNewGuy says:
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    Fill ins for the injured J Bay (on base league):
    Newhouse, Sheer-holtz, D Young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schierholtz

  138. L-Boogie says:
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    OK, last shot for a Beltran term…

    Dependsable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not bad, I think Rudy’s being stubborn… Don’t tell I said that…

  139. nightpandas says:
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    please rank ROS:

    GSanchez, Ross, JD Martinez, AJax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Ross…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, in post 72 you ranked JD ahead of Ross..I have JD in one league and Ross is FA, should I drop him for Ross or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just hold…

  140. Kazmere says:
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    What type of player/s would you expect in a trade for Pujols? I need a SS and a closer. Is Jeter for real? 10 tm roto. Or would you just hold til Pujols has more value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than Jeter… I’d want Hanley at least… Don’t trade Pujols right now…

  141. DSimms says:
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    Alcides Escobar or Alexei Ramirez?

    Rank – Rios, Pronk, Rasmus,

    also better cheap speed – Schafer, Gomez, Campana

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei, Schafer… Rios, Rasmus…

  142. Poo Holes says:
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    Hanley and Adrian Gonzalez for Pujols, Asdrubal, and Hellickson. 12 team keeper, which side would you rather have?

    • wilsoniam says:
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      @Poo Holes, hanley/adrian…no question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, it’s close though…

  143. jeffjam says:
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    Just traded Lynn for Howie Kendrick, who is the winner here?

    • wilsoniam says:
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      @jeffjam, kendrick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You

  144. Howard says:
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    @Grey Now we need a term for an old player who is enjoying a revival and immediately get’s injured the day you pick him up. (Bay!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sitting on the dock of the FEY! Sorry…

  145. wilsoniam says:
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    to the grey hey kid,

    what sides of these trades dost thou liketh best?

    1. masterson for altuve
    2. greinke for altuve/reed/humber
    3. colby lewis/fielder for bautista/humber

    many thanks young squire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson, Greinke, Fielder…

  146. BigRedLatrine says:
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    My humble submission:

    31 homers for Berkman in 2011….real or just ‘geriatricks.’

    • wilsoniam says:
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      @BigRedLatrine, ill have to have grey run it by rudy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I feel like we tried this one already…

  147. HideousBlob says:
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    Grey,

    Which of these pitchers would you drop to make room for Bauer?

    Santiago Casilla, Matt Thorton, C-Capuano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thornton

    • Jack says:
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      @Cole,

      Who hasn’t seen that at least a 100 times?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Jack, Me…will see to that though.

  148. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Dropping my 3 closers and going the all starters route like last year.
    Choose 3 from this list please:

    Jarrod Parker
    Wade Miley
    Daniel Bard
    Bronson Arroyo
    Carlos Zambrano
    Drew Smyly
    Tyson Ross
    Ervin Santana
    Brandon McCarthy
    Clay Buchholz
    Jhoulys Chacin
    John Danks
    Phil Hughes

    Thanks so much once again

    P.S Is there anywhere that donations can be made for all your time and effort you put into helping us out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, Smyly, McCarthy… Under the first post at razzball.com… Thanks!

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey,

        No thank you!!!

        If i were to add Cahill to that bunch who would he replace in your top 3 that you chose, if any???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steven, Cahill over Smyly…

  149. Jack says:
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    Who do you like for a DL stash…Carlos Quentin or Lorenzo Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  150. B.o.B says:
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    Any thoughts on the Bass Man? Little wild but averaging K/inn so far this season. Plus a solid 1.14 career home ERA in over 30 innings. You like Milone better? I can drop Bass for Milone’s start vs CWS (batting .197 vs Lefties) tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, I like him at home better than Milone on the road…

  151. stumanji says:
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    Need Runs and SB. Best option that won’t kill me in OPS: Aviles, Span, or Campana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stumanji, Span

  152. the grate one says:
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    hi grey,

    can you rank altuve, cain, humber?

    just for guys youd want on your team…expectations going forward.

    thanks (no real position of need)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the grate one, Altuve, Cain…

  153. Chunk says:
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    RCL, please rank Milone, Smyly, Burnett, Ejax, Dirty, Alvarez. Would you rather own Lidge than someone off that list? My five SPs now are kshaw lince anibal ubaldo humber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, I’d hold Lidge…

  154. B.o.B says:
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    Reimold out again tonight

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @B.o.B, Thanks for the Heads up! *inserts other razzball hot-pickup Sheirholz into lineup*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Damn

  155. Yer Yang says:
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    Always enjoy youramblings of fantasy goodness!
    Pick 3 ROY: Shizzholtz, Riemold, Sparkakis, Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yer Yang, Thanks! Rios, Reimold, Sparkakis

  156. Rob says:
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    Grey:
    Drop Pierz or Goldschmidt to pick up Rios. Or more specifically to bid a healthy amount of WW cash on him.

    Pierz is my C hot schmotato until Jesus gains C eligibility. Which in Yahoo is one more game. So I would be catcherless until that time (3-4 games ?). But I would have to drop the other dude when and if my one DL slot clears.

    On an unrelated note would you trade Bumgarner for Victorino. I know you have Bumgarner around a round higher than Victorino, but my SP is overloaded after having picked up Sale and Peavy on the WW (also have Halladay, Gio, Romero, Zimmermann). 12 team yahoo league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob, Pierz for Rios… I’d take Victorino…

  157. Steve says:
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    @Grey, I know one league where you could get Youk and CJ Wilson for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Were you the only one annoyed by that trade?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, As far as I know.

        At this stage anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Kinda crazy…

          • AL KOHOLIC says:
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            @Grey, i dislike it to but the 2 involved dont know each other and the 1 manager isnt the best,not that my 3 teams are proving that i am very good either so far

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pretty terrible trade…

            • Steve says:
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              @AL KOHOLIC, Don’t get me wrong, not suggesting anything untoward. It’s still a shit trade though (though I see Punch has pretty much admitted as much).

  158. Chunk says:
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    sweeney or parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  159. Wilsonian says:
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    I gots a feeling that Reimold might be hitting the DL in the near future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, That’s a bad feeling.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I could be wrong, but he’s missed a few games lately (I think 3 of the last 4) and it doesn’t look like he’s getting better. And it does kind of feel like I ate some bad pork…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, That’s what Mrs. Willingham said!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Zing!

  160. aj says:
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    cain or carp? …5×5 roto 13 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Cain

  161. aj says:
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    cain, carp, or tabata?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Same

  162. abdoozy says:
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    would you bench Kuroda today? seems like a bad matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @abdoozy, I wouldn’t own him, but I’d definitely sit him there.

  163. aj says:
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    stephen drew, espinosa, or altuve? 13 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Altuve

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, Jose had 278 hits last year including winter ball. AND he is the spitting image of Kenny Powers’ Mexican half brother! Can we start calling Altuve Casper? Would make me so happy!

  164. John Axford Meat Stache says:
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    16 team keeper league. Do you think trading Hanley for a third rounder (next year), Latos (able to be kept in thirteenth round), and Teheran (able to keep in fifteenth round) is a fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Axford Meat Stache, Good for Hanley…

  165. Drkness says:
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    Kendrys Morales worth a bench spot/Util or should he be replaced by hot schmotatoes? 12 team mixed league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drkness, Worth a spot…

  166. Sam says:
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    Hello,

    I’ll be doing a trade for keepers: I’ll get Uggla + one of Alonso/Schafer/De Aza for Krispie Young and VMart. Is that a good trade for me?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, Eh, it’s just okay.

  167. Turk Wendell says:
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    Gonna try to trade Rodney (who I don’t like/trust) for Altuve to replace Espinosa. I can pick then Henry Rodriguez (or Aceves?) off the wire.

    Is this a good idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good…

  168. Goose says:
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    Start two tonight: Adam Laroche at SDG (C. Richard), Logan Morrison at NYM (Johan Santana), or Nieuwenhuis vs MIA (Josh Johnson) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, I would’ve said the first and last… Though it’s too late…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey, thanks mang. i went with Lomo and Nieuwy – Lomo over Larouche bc he’s hitting cleanup tonight. but they’re both 0-for-2 so far.

        spooked by Petco’d

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  169. Wilsonian says:
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    So is Dunn a Zombino? Does he rise from the ashes to make it through the whole season of Walking Dead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha… Or is he an Early Bird Special…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, that’s the million dollar question. Or fifty dollar question, if you’re going by my league’s entry fee…

  170. Tony says:
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    Parra or Schierholtz as a fill in for Krispy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, Schierholtz

  171. Sam says:
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    My earlier attempt of Marcum/Motte for Cuddyer was rejected. Does a Kennedy for Cuddyer trade still work in my favor? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, Nope

  172. herschel says:
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    @Grey: starting latos today?

    • stumanji says:
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      @herschel, Yes.

  173. Squanto Esperanto says:
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    Zombino is pretty good. I was thinking maybe some derivation of ‘spring-autumn romance’ because these players are in the autumn of their careers but playing like they’re young. And, like such a relationship, it’s not going to last very long. “Jeter is having quite the spring-autumn romance. Too bad it’s doomed for failure…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Squanto Esperanto, Aw, that’s poetic and sad… I like Zombino better though…

  174. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey. Schierholtz or Reimold?

    • charlie batch says:
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      @BigFatHippo, he answered reimold previously

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @charlie batch, Thanks, Grey’s ignoring me cause he thinks I’ll get drunk and start reminiscing about the Bootheel…………

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, been answering on my phone… What did I miss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Ah… yeah, Reimold… Though his injury might have me switch gears by tomorrow…

  175. Steve says:
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    Hey, CarGo showed up.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Steve, bout time…

  176. letsgobravos says:
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    Fucking Scherzer…getting slapped around by the Mariners in the 1st inning.

    • Letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      2 earned in less than 3 innings against the M’s is roughly the equivalent of 23 runs against the rangers.

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Letsgobravos, Make that 4 runs. Fucking pathetic.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Letsgobravos, fuck you Scherzer. Luckily the Peav hooked me up last night. I like the Rangers equivilent quote, too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Letsgobravos, Ugh

  177. charlie batch says:
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    just got lester for peavy. now hurry up, june.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie batch, Ha!

  178. Josh Yager says:
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    The term for an old fart who has a renaissance year……. “A Cougar.” The Cougar is that slutty girl in college that plays real well and often, DTF. She then falls off, gets married, and sucks (nagging, and not allowing her husband to be in 75 fantasy baseball leagues). The “Cougar than has a renaissance, reverts to her slut ways and is back on the hunt. The good thing about the cougar is there are no ties and they can usually be had on the cheap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, but we already went with one above…

      • Josh Yager says:
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        @Grey, Ahh, Zombino. In the words of a wise man, “not crazy about it…..”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Think it’s pret-tay good.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Josh Yager, hitting to close to home…

      • Josh Yager says:
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        @Wake Up, Hitting too close to home? Watch out, your going to get a brush back….

        on a side note: Too close to home? Had a bad experience with a cougar?

  179. Wake Up says:
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    I know I am probably asking the wrong guy, but am I being overly optimistic about Lind? This back thing going to right itself? He is not hitting any flyballs, which is going to make hitting HRs pretty difficult right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Yeah, he doesn’t look great, but he can get hot and hit 12 in a month…

  180. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Alright… let’s see what this Darvish kid is all about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, You gotta tell me, about to get on the podcast…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Just made A-Rod look silly with a nice curve… swinging K.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, I see we made the same plans…pass the soy?

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Wake Up, Don’t forget the gari… just in case.

            No sushi for me. Just the wife and me on the couch, doing homework and working from home, respectively.

            Sweet tailing, diving splitter to get Swisher… another swinging K.

            • Awesomus Maximus

              Awesomus Maximus says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus, Another pretty curve, another swinging K, another silly looking Yankee (Ibanez).

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus, I was just commenting on the two SPs, on the couch too. But, I don’t eat gari anymore, ever since I discovered that it had no soul.

              Yeah Darvish is looking pretty filthy so far.

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Wake Up, Purists only keep the gari handy in case they catch some bad tuna, anyway. No real need to eat it if your sakana is oishii.

                Doesn’t seem like anyone is seeing the ball well out of Darvish’s hand yet. Chavez just got a hit, but he was sitting on a first-pitch fastball all the way.

                • Awesomus Maximus

                  Awesomus Maximus says:
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                  @Awesomus Maximus, Say what you will about Jeter/Yankees being overrated/over-reported, but when you’re the first person to achieve a hitting milestone in pinstripes (first Yankee to ever have 30 hits in first 16 games), it’s worth mentioning.

                  • Awesomus Maximus

                    Awesomus Maximus says:
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                    @Awesomus Maximus, Sorry, back to the game:

                    Yu just worked out of bases loaded, no outs. Got a friendly called strike on Grandy, then induced a double play… nice job of pitching to low contact to get the ground ball.

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Awesomus Maximus, Two more solid innings. I like his composure, quick delivery, and ability to mix speeds, eye level, and angles (both for strikes and for swings).

                      For what it’s Weurtz, Kuroda hasn’t looked too shabby, himself. One bad pitch to Kinsler and a base knock by The Natty-Bo are the difference in this game.

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Awesomus Maximus, This guy’s bringing out his real heat… in the 7th friggin’ inning. Just struck out the side (all swinging).

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… I see now… Looks impressive then?

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Grey, Yeah, he looks legit. Never saw him pitch from the windup (apparently he switched to the stretch full-time during his last outing), but he’s going to be a tough one to figure out with his quick “wrist flip” delivery.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Awesomus Maximus, Cool… When I saw in the first two games, he looked less than stellar. May have been nerves…

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Grey, Nerves sounds like a realistic reason… would jive with him having better control from the stretch.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, could be… Still hate Arlington…

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Grey, I’m sure Yu feels the same way you du.

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Do you get the express written consent of the NY Yankees before you disseminate accounts or descriptions of their games? Or is that why you don’t write about the Yankees much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think there’s anything to say about them really… They’re so discussed to death elsewhere…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, I know… just something I’ve always wondered about when they read that message during the game. I’ve seriously pondered requesting said written permission just to see if I could get it. Put it in my scrapbook along with my “Congratulations!” card from George W. and Laura Bush on my marriage (talk about creepy).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus, You got a congratulations card from George W? Huh?

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Grey, Yeah… “surreal” sort of begins to describe the feeling.

                • chata says:
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                  @Awesomus Maximus,

                  yankees have a new deal going ,
                  i think it’s called “contact new york” .

                  it’s a set-up where-by people in the stadium can tweet others
                  in the stadium , about what’s happening in the game .
                  i think they can even include home-viewers in their tweet
                  conversations .

                  seems better , to me , than sitting behind some guy talking
                  on his cell-phone all night …. but still pretty simple-minded
                  and annoying .

  181. Wake Up says:
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    I am sitting down to the Yanks @ Darvish over sushi. We will see wasabi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Nice…

  182. letsgobravos says:
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    Someone explain to me why Kinsler leads off for the Rangers…

    Andrus has way more speed and I sure would love to have someone on base occasionally when Kinsler goes yard. (He just annihilated the 3rd pitch of the game to deep center)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @letsgobravos, bout the same speed and Kinsler has a better OBP…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Wake Up, You’re right. Just frustrated watching another solo shot. One of my team had 11 homers last week and 10 were solos. My opponent had 5 homers and his BA was 90 points lower than mine and he still beat me on RBIs.

    • Chunk says:
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      @letsgobravos, Maybe if Andrus would stop doing that thing with his mouth guard they’d let him hit first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question…

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      i have the same complaint about reyes hitting in front of bonifacio .
      except i’m concerned with sb’s and not home runs , in this case .

  183. letsgobravos says:
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    (read in Bart Simpson’s voice)

    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?
    Why did I take Pujols over Kemp?

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @letsgobravos, Ouch!

      all work and no play makes bravos a dull boy………………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s hilarious…

  184. letsgobravos says:
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    Scherzer gives up 10 hits, 2 BBs and 5 ERs to the M’s who allowed a perfect FUCKING game to Phil Humber 3 days ago. Unbelievable.

    • Chunk says:
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      @letsgobravos, Yea, he seems far from a scher thing at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously…

  185. Josh Yager says:
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    Norris just had 4 K’s in one inning… more than Latos through 6… Atleast he has the shutout, if he had a bad outing against SF I would have put my head in the oven. There is still game left though….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please don’t jinx Latos…

      • Josh Yager says:
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        @Grey, Didn’t he got the W. I didn’t want to jinx it I own him everywhere as my #1…. Yeah my pitching hasn’t been the best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Josh Yager, Nice!

  186. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    @grey and rudy, love the zombino, it flows nicely of the tounge, what is the razzball term for a second half player that stinks in the first two months of the year? And the vise versa?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, The former is just called Mark Teixeira… no need for a glossary term.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, solid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s PABST and Septaculars and Septumblers…

  187. Trick dad says:
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    Pick the best two ROS: boesch, jd martinez, schierholtz

    Thanks!

    • Chunk says:
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      @Trick dad, You ranked em, in my opinion. First two are locked into solid positions in the lineup

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Chunk, ha ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch, JD…

  188. elwood blues says:
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    Rex Brothers getting lit up by the Pirates, that’s not good news for me. He’s throwing 95-97 but that fastball looks nice and flat.

    • elwood blues says:
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      @elwood blues, but at least Latos is pitching better, that’s good.

      • elwood blues says:
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        @elwood blues, but Ludwick just hit a homerun, that’s bad news for Juice Box. I guess Dusty is happy with Ludwick getting 1 hit every 10 abs, if that 1 hit is a HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Rudy mentioned that before the podcast… We have him too… Ugh…

  189. letsgobravos says:
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    Price pitching well tonight…its about damn time.

  190. Johnny Five says:
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    Keeper league w/ OBP instead of BA. Been offered a $33 Granderson and a $5 Brandon Belt for a $20 Alex Gordon and a $8 Corey Hart. Speed is a need but I’m not even sure that Granderson is going to steal much more than Gordon this year. Take it? Cuddyer, Crisp or Francouer would play after sending away my two starters.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  191. Dexter says:
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    Dropping Sanchez after another terrible start… can’t keep waiting for him to locate the strike zone. Would you look to pick up Chacin, Drabek, or Nicasio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drabek

  192. Chunk says:
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    Strop getting the save? Whats that all about? Missed the end of that one

    • Steve says:
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      @Chunk, Johnson is sick – wasn’t available.

      • Chunk says:
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        @Steve, thanks

  193. Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL) says:
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    Other than Cordero, who else on the Blue Jays has a chance to get saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL), Janssen, Perez… They seem doubtful though…

  194. Jeff says:
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    Sat Willingham today. Funny how he is 1-1while on maternity leave.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… He was supposed to be away…

  195. letsgobravos says:
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    Geez…Ike Davis being pinch hit for in the 8th inning with a RISP. Dude has been total shit since I picked him up last week. Wish I had gone with Freeman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s terrible news…

  196. exactly says:
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    Gamel or Lahair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gamel

  197. Wilsonian says:
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    Lester/Marmol for Greinke…which side?

    I could then pick up a handcuff like Venters or Reed. I’d be left with Hanrahan, Marshall, Balfour, and Cordero as my closers, with Storen on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  198. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team mixed roto. like smyly, arrieta or harang over sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  199. letsgobravos says:
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    Frank Frank w/ the save for the Mets…

  200. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    CarGoing, going, gone… twice. Do that for the rest of April and we’ll be cool again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s going on with Yu? At DQ…

  201. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    “Zimmerman’s out with shoulder inflammation. I’m going to assume ‘not scheduled for an MRI’ means ‘he’s having a surprise MRI'”

    And that’s me quoting me using Grey’s meme!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Feeding the Abscess, Ha!

  202. letsgobravos says:
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    WTF? I thought Pence was definitely out of the lineup tonight…and instead he’s 1/2 w/ a 2 run homer. Damnit.

    • royce! says:
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      @letsgobravos, I’m right with you. Though he does seem like the kind of guy who would just play through whatever injury. He’s like a Sparky Anklebiter that’s not at all short.

  203. Chunk says:
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    Alright, you get the top three starters of one real life team for your fantasy team for the next 3 years. Which team’s trio do you want? The obvious answer seems Philly, but I can see arguments being made for others…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Philly, Diamondbacks, Giants… I might be forgetting someone…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Padres at home?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Actually, you might be forgetting the Nationals. Strasburg, Zimmermann, and Gio.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very true… Knew I was forgetting someone…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, For Ss and Gs in ’06 I did a second-half league where your fantasy team was made up entirely of one real world team. Late to the party, I grabbed Philly (who was decent)… only to watch them promptly give Abreu to the Yankees for a few dirty water dogs. Experiment over.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus, No dirty water dog category?

    • chata says:
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      @Chunk,

      i wouldn’t pick the phillies .
      hard to predict who will be pitching for them next year .
      2 or 3 years from now , becomes even sketchier .

      i think that i’d go with a younger squad …. maybe the braves .

  204. Aaron says:
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    Grey,

    Should I keep Ubaldo Jimenez or Wandy Rodriguez? Latos got waived.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron, Ubaldo

  205. slojup says:
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    Just was offered a trade for Pujols and Street. I give up Cuddyer, Dee Gordon and Ethier. 12 team h2h. Current hitter roster for me looks a lil (actually a lot) like this:

    posey, cuddy(reminds me of cutty from the wire, ha), pedroia, zimmerman, andrus, ethier, braun, rios, jennings – bench gordon and revolving door at 3b due to zimmerman – waiver in for headley currently.

    thanks again sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slojup, Ha… I’d take Pujols…

  206. Cole says:
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    Altuve: Slam and legs for the short stack. Dood is only 5’5”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, Casper!

  207. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Should I drop capuano for scherzer? 8×8 league, holds, qs and k/bb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese, I would…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, liking owning him in NL-Only…

  208. Turk Wendell says:
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    I mean… at some other, lesser site.

  209. BKK says:
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    which side:

    Haley, Pence or Tulowitzki, Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  210. BKK says:
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    oops, Haley=Hanley

  211. Mrobs says:
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    Marmol brought into the 8th… blows 1.1 inning save with first hitter.

    Just when i thought my closer situation couldn’t get any worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  212. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey

    Thinking about dumping Reimold for Altuve, only have 1 2b and that’s Jemile not looking good. Reimold is a bench player anyway, what ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  213. rafi says:
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    @Grey, I’m in an AL-Only league where my cup overfloweth with OF. Thames and Ibanez are both bench players for me. Thinking about flipping Ibanez for Felix Doubront just to add another SP I can use. Would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d do it…

  214. Steve says:
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    My H2H team (the Cleveland Spiders!) very much approve of Rios and Konerko hitting 3rd and 4th for the White Sox…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, If not their combined 0-5.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Had to finally drop Lidge for a 3B replacement with Zimmerman looking like donkey dung.

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, He’s one of the more frustrating guys to own. The breakout always seems within touching distance…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Oh, and it’s kinda crazy to me that there’s only one DL slot in the RCLs.

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, You did that one to yourself, Grey (emoticon).

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, I know, two injuries, let alone three is absolutely killer, and it’s not like there’s not guys to pick up, it’s about the room…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, I hear ya.

              On Thursday, who ya like?

              Tomlin v KC
              Dubront @ CWS
              Bailey v SF

              Also, I held Humber after the perfecto (not like that!), but am a bit nervous about starting him against BOS now. What do you think?

  215. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Trade my Lynn for his Morrow? Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Sure, it’s decent…

  216. strugz says:
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    I’m not quite sure how this happened but my staff is killing me:
    Lince, Cliffly, D-Hud, Latos, Hanson, Scherz, Anibal, Norris, Parker

    H2H 12 teamer with QS instead of W’s and a 60ip per week cap. Do I lose Bud for Milone?

    The K-Whore in me just cried a little inside but what do you think? Go for the WHIP help or stay put?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @strugz, Yeah, grab Milone…

  217. I''m Keith Hernandez says:
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    Kubel or reimold? Who’s next in Line for saves in Chicago? Morrison droppable in 10 team espn leauges?

  218. aj says:
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    should i start lynn today at cubs? 5×5 roto 13 team

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @aj, I am starting him with confidence. I mean if you are hesitant to drop him out there even against the Cubs, then why do you own him at all?!

  219. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, Schierholtz or Nieuwenhuis?

  220. Grey's da man! says:
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    Any of these guys worth owning for potential vulture saves in a league were I only have 1 closer:
    M Adams, A Crow, J Cruz, J Crain, w lopez, perkins, boggs, cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, adams went for a bid of $11 :/ any of the other guys worth owning now?

        there is also ayala and downs available

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