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Last night, Melky Cabrera hit two homers.  Watch out, Melky’s lactating home runs!  Sorry, I cribbed that from Rotowire’s notes.  Kidding.  Of course.  Imagine you clicked on a player’s name on another site and the first thing it said was Melky’s lactating home runs.  Only it would probably be more like this, “Melky has found his groove this year, especially vs. right-handers, who he’s hitting .330 against.  In the power department, he’s lactating equally against righties and lefties.”  Snooze!  Wake me when you’re not regurgitating numbers.  Tell me how you’re glad mom slept with the Melk Man.  Or tell me how Melky and Coco Crisp had a threesome that they would refer to later only as a ménage à breakfast.  Give me the Juicy Juice with an extra straw!  Or give me the obvious, Melky has been a number one outfielder, ranking in the top 15 outfielders on our Player Rater.  He’s being sustained by runs, RBIs and average that I won’t put much faith in next year, which will almost definitely make him overrated, but we’ll ferry cross that Melky when we come to it.  (Note:  We did not give Melky the lede in exchange for free web development.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psych!  Before we get into the roundup, I just wanted to point you to our fantasy football leagues.  They are signing up now.  Go there, and sign up for them.  You can win expensive, custom-made prizes!  No, not a mohair toupee!  Who are you, Bud Selig?  Anyway II, the roundup:

Danny Valencia – Acquired by the Blue Jays from the Royals for Liam Hendricks and Erik Kratz.  The ol’ “Hey, what kind of lint do you have in your pocket?  Okay, I’ll trade you my naval cheese for that” trade.

Ryan Goins – 4-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  The Red Sox never saw Goins comins.

R.A. Dickey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Keep doing that and you might get an A-lister to star as yourself in your movie, Dickey, and not Freddie Prinze Jr., who went on record yesterday saying he quit acting because he hated working with Kiefer Sutherland so much.  Well, I say, thank you, Kiefer Sutherland!  True Story Alert!  On my first job in the entertainment industry, I was answering phones and someone called for the producer, saying their name was, “Kiefer.”  Of course, I said, “Kiefer?  How do you spell that?”  And he said, “Spell it, Kiefer f***king Sutherland!”

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 5.87.  Clay hasn’t looked this bad since the Unchained Melody outtake with Whoopi and Swayze.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Since May 1st, his ERA is now an even 3 with 107 Ks in 90 IP.  Take your tired Verlanders, your Dallas Latos’s husband, and whoever else you have that you think is an ace and put them up against Odorizzi.  (Don’t compare him to guys that actually have been aces like Kershaw; that won’t work for my point.)

Jake McGee – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 12th save.  While Boxberger and Balfour have been devising ways to illustrate good karma to get in Maddon’s good graces, McGee has taken the closer job and run with it.  I wish I owned him.  Damn, I said that last line while chucking a penny into a wishing well.  I want my penny back!

Darwin Barney – Dodgers acquired The Purple Evolutionist for a player to be named later.  The way this story is evolving Darwin will also be the player to be named later too.

Tsuyoshi Wada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Wasn’t Tsuyoshi the name of the dinosaur in Super Mario World?  Guess the Cubs had a dinosaur quota.  The Stream-o-Nator liked yesterday’s start, and doesn’t love his next one, so nice stream, but I think you have to look elsewhere in the short-term.

Emilio Bonifacio – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Women’s Lit author and raging feminist, Emily Boneface, has looked, and potentially felt, like a natural woman since returning, and is worth an MI flyer, which reminds me of her first book, “There’s an I in Me.”

A.J. Burnett – 5 IP, 7 ER in Metco.  Burnett probably enjoyed that a little bit, you know, because it was an impromptu tattooing.

Marlon Byrd – 4-for-5.  He didn’t wear his usual uniform number last night, his jersey read, “$8 million in 2015 with a club option for 2016.”

Carlos Ruiz – 4-for-4, 1 RBI.  Adderall up and he’s hitting .272 this year.

Bartolo Colon – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.88, which is also his target weight.  The Stream-o-Nator liked his start last night, and likes his next one too.  I’d stream him since what’s come out of Colon lately hasn’t been nearly as foul as that sounds.

Travis d’Arnaud – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I liked d’Arnaud in the preseason. I d’id, I d’id.  But he hasn’t been particularly hot leading up to yesterday, and is really only good for now in deep leagues where you’re really struggling at catcher.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Someone make the bumper sticker, “What Can’t Duda Do?” and I’ll put it on my car.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. MIA Marlins.  Pretty much cruised along the whole game.  It was preordained that he would get the win from the first pitch on, then it all went to RaFAIL.

Rafael Soriano – 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Smells fishy to me when Latin guys blow saves in Miami.  “Rafael, we helped you off the island, we can help you back on the island.”  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, big bet made by the Latin Mafia.  “Or you want us to reveal your real name is Kevin Gregg?”

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He left early after twisting his ankle, but he said he can play today.  He’s just going to wrap it in ice and read what his beard has tweeted recently.  Sounds like a nice evening.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .272.  Prior to the game, OZUNA met with an abused baseball and OZUNA vowed to not hit any homers last night.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-3, 1 run.  Member when he used to hit home runs on the reg?  Member when you used to punch people for saying ‘on the reg?’  Let’s go back to that simpler time, what you say, Giancarlo?

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting over .300 in the last week.  Could be a short-term schmotato, but Hesverycrappy is not a long-term play.

Brandon Belt – Passed concussion tests.  The test was one question, when you look in the mirror do you see the kid from Freaks and Geeks?

Brett Gardner – 3-for-5 and two homers off Darvish (11, 12), and he hit one off Yu last week too.  Gardner doesn’t take no jive from no Far Eastern messenger.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 2.90.  And I was wrong about Darvish not being right coming out of the break.  Oh, well, win some and try to figure out Rudy’s password so I can beat him in others.

Chase Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.34 vs. the Reds.  This was a bit of a cushy matchup, and I streamed him in a weekly league for the two matchup week.  Chase’ing wins, huh?  Cute, Random Italicized Voice.  You can tell I got my hair cut?  I meant what you said.  Oh.

Homer Bailey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Okay, two more months of that and we’ll be even.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-5 and his 17th homer.  I wonder if he can hold a light bulb in his hand and make it go on.

Jesse Hahn – Has 5-10 starts left says Bud Black.  Not to put too fine a point on it like I’m They Might Be Giants, but five to ten starts is a huge difference.  Is it five or is it ten?  Five or ten?  You my brother Rob or Disco Bob?  Give it to me straight, Bud.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-3.  Gyorko’s hitting .333 since his return from the DL.

Jason Lane – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  The 37-year-old ex-outfielder, Lane, has returned to push the limits of what we all know about Hodgepadres and herbathrowdites.  Wasn’t a bad start yesterday; looks like he’s better at avoiding strikeouts as a pitcher.  Only thing I didn’t understand is why the Padres didn’t bat him clean-up.  Like they have a better run-producing hitter.  Not even joking, that’s what makes it sad, not funny.

Jason Heyward – Left yesterday’s game with a sore back.  He’s day-to-day or if Harry Belafonte is reading dayo-to-dayo.

Ervin Santana – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I just gave you my Ervin Santana fantasy on Friday.  As I wrote that, I no-look passed my keyboard out my window.

Evan Gattis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .292 on the year.  Imagine the kind of year he’d be having if he was anywhere close to on pace for a full season of at-bats.  Sorry, Imma let you finish, but you don’t even realize how off from a whole season he is.  He has 243 ABs in 69 games.  If he had the Yan Gomes at-bats (and subsequent runs and RBIs that came with them), Gattis would be a top three catcher on our Player Rater.

Madison Bumgarner – 4 IP, 5 ER.  Okay, so you would’ve been better off with Jason Lane starting.  Anyone could’ve told you that.  *slowly walks out of the room, steps on a dog toy that laughs like a hyena*

Josh Harrison – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  He’s had a decent season so far, and he’s also hitting like a hot schmotato right now.  Noted, snitches!

Vance Worley – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.54.  The Vanimal!  And he has a 5.4 K/9.  Sad trombone.  But it’s the feel good story of the year!  And, again, he has a 5-something K-rate.  His mom, Jo Anne Worley, is one foxy cougar, but I would mess with her son.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Hurry K’d now has 8 homers in July, which is three more than Ryan Zimmerman hit all year.  Sigh.

Jason Castro – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  That whole drafting Jason Castro didn’t work out that well, but he now has three homers in the last ten games.  Hot schmotato?  Lukewarm schmotato, he’s not hitting for much of an average.

Matt Dominguez – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  Finally, I batty called someone and they put out for me.  I may just fall in love for a little while since Zimmerman effed me in the effhole.

Craig Gentry – Broke his hand on a bunt attempt on Sunday.  Bunting really is a lost art, like the lost art of typing something without staring at what you typed for two hours as you wonder why so-and-so hasn’t Liked it yet.  Billy Burns was called up to replace Gentry and with Burns comes the fastest man not named Billy Hamilton (that goes for both Billy Hamiltons).  Billy’s got speed to Burns.  *high-fives self*  Ow, should’ve put down my Stylus first.  Billy Burns is so fast, he just ran into your room, gave you a Wet Willie and ran back out.  Touch your ear, go ahead, it’s wet.  See?  Burns will back up Crisp, who is headed for an MRI on his neck.  If you need SAGNOF, I’d absolutely look at Burns, but you’ll need to be in a daily league to maximize his value since he probably won’t start except vs. lefties.

Jesse Chavez – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Tommy Milone is demanding a trade.  Beane should trade him for Chavez.  That would make sense for both guys, and wouldn’t cost them much.  Let Jonah Hill orchestrate it.

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer.  This was overheard yesterday through Vogt’s hotel room door.  “I don’t want to keep doing this.”  “You have to.  I need you to inhabit my body before every game.  Please!  Okay, okay, what if I spray paint all of my body hair orange?”  “Hmm…All of it?”  “Yes.”  When the eavesdropper opened the door, The Ghost of Carney Lansford vanished.

  1. Birdmann says:
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    I’m the only bee in your bonnet sending the bumper sticker to J-FOH in the morning, just a little birdhouse in your soul.

    • de nachos says:
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      @Birdmann: so THAT’S where the blue canary went. I forgot to look in the outlet by the light switch.

      • Birdmann says:
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        @de nachos: just pulling things from my electrical well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t discover them until about five years ago… Goofy, but catchy…

        • Birdmann says:
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          @Birdmann: oops twice not that good, my kids started dancing around the house when I found the youtube video.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t discover them until about five years ago… Goofy, but catchy…

          • Birdmann says:
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            @Grey: middle school for me, twenty five plus years ago.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I was late to the train

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: jr high for me too, but less than 20 years ago. almost exactly 20 years ago.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, was behind the curve a bit, to say the least

                  • Furious says:
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                    @Grey: Come for fantasy intel and leave with TMBG in my head. They were my first concert in 1994 and I don’t want the world, I just want your half.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, nice

  2. SF says:
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    Hi Grey. Playing in a h2h league that counts holds. Do you think Carlos Martinez is still relevant or will Neshak and Siegrest continue to get first dibs? I could drop either Martinez, or Chisenhall so that I could pick up another holds guy. Thoughts? Thanks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SF: carmart hasn’t been spotted near 8th inning in a long long time.

      • SF says:
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        @goodfold2: I know. Held onto him while he was starting and was hoping that when he got moved back to the bullpen eventually he would slide back in but it doesn’t seem to be the case…..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think Neshek is ahead of him for that role

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Neshek

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the input Mike and Grey.

  3. The badger says:
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    How do you see it working?

    You can keep 3 for next year in the round you drafted them.

    If I have traded for Goldy and now have goldy and Trout. Do I have to pick one as a first round keeper or is the normal protocol that I have lost my first and second round picks by keeping both?

    I know every league is different but just trying to find out what normally happens

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      your commish is the guy to ask, sorry.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The badger: it’s common to move a guy down to the next round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The badger: Yes, normally you end up with one 1st and one 2nd

      • The badger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Mike, GF2 and Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fucking fantastic read. There were so many good stories from yesterday’s action.

    1. I know it’s my fault. I invited a guy from my chatroom with the name MadBum into my bed and he roofied me!!! I awoke to Ervin ‘Magic’ Santana wiping down my brow, soothing the pain. Thanks a million for the advice to pick up Santana.

    2. Want to know something creepy and really racist? Melky and the other latino players on the Blue Jays have a special greeting after a homerun for the latino bros but only give high 5s or just a simple hand shake to the other non-latino players. Pure racism.

    3. Does Melky have to repair the windshield on the car he broke in the parking lot at Fenway? Not speaking on moral grounds because Lord knows he has no moral grounds but on a legal basis. I remember a time when I broke someone’s windshield with a baseball I hit with my bat and my parent’s took the $$$ needed to repair the same windshield out of my allowance and paper route for almost 6 months of 1980. Just askin’! Also, racist!

    4. The Blue Jays monster inning invited a chorus of Boo birds to join them.

    5. How about the Olympian (Matty D refers) hitting a HR on a Monday!! The first time he’s hit a HR on a Monday and all you can say is ‘Am I the only one who notices Matty D only hitting a HR on a Sunday?’ Be consistent, man!

    6. Buchholz was pretty bad as his pitching line would indicate. Cabrera’s first HR was on a 92-MPH FB which had literally no movement – as str8 as the road from Dallas to Fort Worth. (I, like many of my fellow chatroom brethren, was convinced that I could also have hit a HR on THAT pitch. His second HR was also off of a less than average fastball middle in clocked at 91-mph.) However, good ol’ Felix Doubront did Fuchholz (oops, Buchholz) no favors allowing both inherited runners to score and then going on to allow an additional 6 more runs to score in the inning. Just awful if you were a RedSox fan. There were a few acid tests that the RedSox passed yesterday. Like a litmus test but for baseball futility.

    You know your pitching stinks when…(finish the sentence)

    a. Munenori Kawasaki hits a double off of you. He has only 4 XBH’s this year – 4!!!!!!!!!

    b. a guy by the name of Goins has a career night against your team and doubles his RBI total FOR THE YEAR!!!

    There’s always tomorrow RedSox fans, there’s always tomorrow!

    7. Why on earth does JPA get a SECOND CONSECUTIVE start at 1B in Texas? Yu should sue management for lack of run support by purposely trying to get him fewer wins by playing JPA at 1B.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • CrackerJack says:
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      @Ante GALIC: JPA (<– Not An Actual Nickname) drove in the decisive runs in the Rangers 4-2 victory over the Yankees Monday, securing the Win for Yu Darvish, who just needed a little run support! P.S. Your time-stamp does not acquit you…

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @CrackerJack: Guilty as charged, man! Ty for the update.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Ante, what up?
      Love the all out effort in the comments section!

      I’m playing against Melky this week. Was watching his 2nd HR of the night in disbelief. Not happy. But then, not two minutes later and about 1000 miles Southwest, a supreme gentleman named Chris Carter stepped to the plate with two out and two on, and, well, you know the rest….(p.s., no jinx, please!)

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Phil of the Future: I know, man! Funniest thing about that HR? The hug at homeplate!!!! Altuve could probably fit into Hurry K’d Carter’s back pocket. Seriously, they hugged and Altuve got a good whiff of Carter’s sweaty armpit, to which he says:’Man, Chris! I thought I told you to use Old Spice.’ Carter: ‘Sorry, man. Was in a hurry, no time for Old Spice today.’ Best of luck there, man!

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          Dude. LOL!!

    • The Strolg says:
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      @Ante GALIC:Morris Buttermaker- Now, guys, somebody’s gonna pay for this windshield. And I think, Engelberg, it’s gonna be your father. Engleberg- Bullshit!

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Ante GALIC: What is this? Are you auditioning for a job at Razzball? Or are you already working here(in your mind)? Or are you using the comments of a popular site, to gain followers? Just wondering?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Baezaworldseries: Not working for razzball, working for the UN in Lebanon for the Syrian refugee crisis. The site and its very loving community has been a gr8 source of solace for me being that I’m abroad and an avid fan of baseball and fantasy baseball. Not auditioning either, just having fun. And trust me, you wouldn’t want to follow me. I’m inspired by the writers on the site and the community at large.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • prez says:
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          @Ante GALIC: that was deep yo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Yeah, Dominguez went deep on a Monday, but I was just so happy I got a batty call right, I forgot all about that…

  5. KHen says:
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    Drop Neftali Feliz for Papelbon?

    • Shifty says:
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      @KHen:

      Hold and wait for the deadline

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @KHen: I’d pick up Pap, he has a no trade clause and said he wouldn’t accept a trade to a team that doesn’t use him as a closer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Papelbon

  6. hifi says:
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    My Freeman & K.Davis. for his Adam Jones & Josh Hamilton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds fair

  7. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Try and dump Hahn while he still has some value?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  8. Should I continue to wait to see if Joakim Soria takes over the closer role in Detroit, or cut him loose for Mark Melancon, Jake McGee, Joaquín Benoit. or Neftali Feliz? Also, Todd Frazier or Nolan Arenado at 3B? Arenado is now 5-for-14 with two roundtrippers over his last four games and could be on track for a big second half. Frazier has cooled down second half of July. Or maybe drop Frazier for Gattis and plug him in at the utility position? I kno, 10 teamer… Thanks!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @madden_curser: Do not drop frazier…if you cant play them both and this is a redraft league i would try to trade Arenado.

      • @JeF With 1 F: jeF, what about my closer dilemma? Cut Soria for Melancon, McGee, Benoit, or Feliz? Grey made a wish for McGee. I think I should look elsewhere for saves. Thanks for the help. U da man!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @madden_curser: Either Melancon or McGee is fine..Id lean towards Melancon because of opportunities. You should have someone other than frazier or arenado to drop though.

          • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: how are melancon and mcgee not owned in saves leagues? grab either. not trying to predict future saves opps but mcgee has had a lot more lately than melancon. drop soria if 4 actually right now closers are simply addable.

    • Shifty says:
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      @madden_curser:

      Melancon and McGee have been two of the best closers in baseball (McGee’s K’s are sex) since their promotion, you HAVE to grab at least one or both.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF. Melancon and McGee getting saves while you’re speccing on Soria

    • Aaron says:
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      @Aaron:

      copy and paste the second link guys

      • Rob Brown says:
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        @Aaron: Those links are a riot. Clay and Gollum might have been separated at birth.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! great stuff

  9. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The largest hailstone ever recorded in the U.S. was 17.5 inches around

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: At first I thought that read kidney stone… Whew!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ouch

  10. Lou says:
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    Morning Grey! Can you rank these guys as best keeper values/picks for next year ?
    – Ventura in 20th
    – Yelich in 21st
    – Rizzo in 9th
    – Jose Fernandez in 13th
    – Cespedes in 17th

    • Shifty says:
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      @Lou:

      1. Rizzo
      2. Cespedes (could actually be better value in the 17th than Rizzo would be but either way they’re your clear top 2)
      3. Yelich

      I like Yordano (own him everywhere) but since that arm scare he’s been a heaping pile of mediocrity and who knows when Jo-Fer is truly back to being healthy?

    • Mike

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      hi lou

      • Lou says:
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        @Mike: hey Mike! haha….im so on the fence with my keepers & this deal..since last night now getting offered Jose F (13 rd keeper) as well. Being I already have 5 solid keepers, trying to figure out the best of the best is tough.

        What do you suggest out of the above i just do – get Rizzo for Ellsbury?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha, yeah I still like Rizzo there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Lou: Rizzo

          • Lou says:
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            @Grey: thanks Guys!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  11. The Thumb says:
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    In 120 less ABs, Corey Dickerson has both more homers and steals than Yasiel Puig.

    Kust kayin’

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      mind blown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Thumb: And Walt Weiss still considers benching him

  12. Paul says:
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    Have to sit 1 of the following – go with SON and sit sharkarenado or bench one of these slumping guys: cargo, Bruce, freeman?

    Related note – as a season long Bruce owner, if he can’t get anything going today against a 5+ era guy like Cahill, can I feel good about dropping him for Calhoun or Dickerson in my 10 team h2h redraft?

    Thanks as always!

    • Mike

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      Bruce. Sure, Calhoun sounds good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Agree with Mike

  13. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    DudA , ozuna or harrison? Thanks and keep up the good work yall.

    • Shifty says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist:

      That J-Harrison position eligibility is so sexy and Starling Marte has been a sack of rotten dicks this year

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Shifty: If position doesnt matter, DUDA…Wet Tail…DO IT.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ride whatever it is that Duda has going. I don’t think he can hit lefties though.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: Yea im benching Wet Tail tonight against Hamels…hes only hitting .153 against leftys.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: You had finally convinced me of the wet tail now this i need an outfielder for this week wtf.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass: He might only face a lefty once a week…not really a big deal

            • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: The problem is i got J D Mart and Hosmer just sitting there doing nothing . I’m using Gattis in the of. Using Gomes at c . so got 2 catchers I use my 2b/ss spots for speed but need more power. I was gonna dump Ajax for wet tail though i like his runs need more power and ribeyes. The guy i’m up against has both Gardie and Melky so i got effed without even a kiss last night.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: anybody that didn’t believe to bench duda today, the NYM took the decision out of everyone’s hands.

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yea i saw that…i had a feeling they might, good night to rest him

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: your still fighting the urge huh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a solid platoon guy, Ozuna is OZUNA

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha.

  14. de nachos says:
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    Cool Keifer story. I always figured Freddie Prinze Jr. quit acting to become a professional hacky sacker, and that made me jealous. Don’t Let It Drop!

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i should try that kiefer (you just know donald sutherland named him that on a pothead dare) idea i’m first name MF’er last name when i’m on the phone and somebody asks how to spell it. i’m sure it will work out well (and by work out well it’ll be really gay)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  15. Ron says:
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    H2H Points league – Hardy or D. Santana ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Santana

  16. de nachos says:
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    Serious lack of sexy in Citi Field last night. No Chase. No Grady. David Wright is so lacking in buzz it’s striking. He caught a pop up around the 5th and we were like, “oh yeah, he’s still on the team.”
    My buddy: Who’s Reid Brignac? Me: His wife is hot. <– this brief exchange sparked about a dozen dudes in my section to go google image search scrambling on their phones, followed by a communal "daaaaaamn"

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @de nachos: Ha…did you go to the shake shack?

      • de nachos says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Hit the Shake Shack for…wait for it…shakes on the way out. But there were Pat LaFrieda burgers sold by our seats. It’s a great park. And driving to and from a stadium filled to half capacity is a joy.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @de nachos: Yea i like the park a lot…pleanty of muffler, tire and brake shops around too if your into that sort of thing.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: I’m a car guy, I would love that place

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @de nachos: I just went to Google search him and by the time I typed R-E-I-D-B-R-I the autofill suggested “reid brignac wife”, “reid brignac stats” and “reid brignac phillies” IN THAT ORDER! Says a lot about your playing career as a professional athlete when your wife is a more popular search result than your personal accomplishments. Or maybe it just says a lot about your wife.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @L-Boogie: Oh yeah, one more thing…

        “”daaaaaamn!!!”

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @L-Boogie: I would never leave my house

  17. DancinHomer says:
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    Been hurting for steals since I packaged Rajai to get Kluber (so, can’t really complain). That being said, would you drop one of:
    Taveras
    Singleton
    Taijuan
    Wily Peralta

    For:
    Gose
    Burns
    Hechavarria

    12-team 6×6 H2H daily league (w/OPS & QS)

    • Shifty says:
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      @DancinHomer:

      If it’s not a keeper league I would feel very, VERY comfortable dropping Taveras, Singleton and Taijuan (Paxton’s comeback solidifies that be won’t be in the rotation for a while — barring some sort of trade)

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Shifty:

        Yeah, it’s not a keeper league & the SAGNOF is definitely slim pickins…

        James Jones is available, but other than a couple SB’s, he’s been downright terrible.

        of the guys listed, who would you snag for some sweet SAGNOF lovin?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yikes, some limited SAGNOF there

      Agree with shifty, but I might hold onto Singleton

  18. Shifty says:
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    I was able to scoop up Feliz Navidad off waivers after the Soria trade and feel like now would be the time to pawn him off on an unsuspecting owner for name value. I watched him pitch that first save on Friday and it was atrocious, he couldn’t find the strike zone to save his life. Combine that with the fact that his velocity is down and selling him now is a no brainer right?

    Oh wait, K-Rod’s velocity is down too but his change-up has been carrying him all year.. I’M CONFUSED.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Shifty: Id sell him if you can get a decent return…hell have limited opportunities this year as well.

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Shifty: How dare you insult Neffy like that…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup, that sounds like a good plan. What JeF said…

  19. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I traded Yu and others to get Rizzo and others.
    Of course, my offense is better and my pitching sufferred, which is to be expected.
    Now, looking to bolster my pitching staff. Would you go ahead with the below trades? Which one you prefer? I’m leaning toward the first one.

    H2H Mix, 12 teams
    Shields for Verlander and Quintana
    OR
    Holland for Quintana and Benoit
    In both cases, I would drop De La Rosa (Current Streamer).

    Thanks for your help.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Shields and Holland and just continue to stream

      • Chris says:
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        @Mike: Hey Mike, Just read CJ Wilson is returning end of the week (hopefully). I’ll Hold.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with Mike

  20. Eds says:
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    Wainwright, Beltran, Alcantara for Kinsler, S. Castro, Glen Perkins, John Lackey?

    Lineup post-trade
    C: Salvador Perez
    1B: Miguel Cabrera
    2B: Ian Kinsler
    3B: Todd Frazier
    SS: Starlin Castro
    MI: Erick Aybar
    CI: Pedro Alvarez
    OF: Yasiel Puig, Bryce Harper, Jacoby Ellsbury, Khris Davis, Gregory Polanco
    Utl: Kole Calhoun
    Bench: Adam Dunn
    DL: Joe Mauer, Joey Votto

    SP: Felix Hernandez, Stephen Strasburg, Corey Kluber, Ian Kennedy, Jose Quintana, John Lackey, Trevor Bauer
    RP: Craig Kimbrel, Koji Uehara, Glen Perkins, David Robertson

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Eds: Kinsler side

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      You don’t need Wainwright

  21. Wilsonian says:
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    Trying to figure out how to get this damn team into the damn playoffs. I thought I could grab a Wong today, but he’s still on waivers until tomorrow. So with this team, which moves would you make:

    C – Rosario
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longo
    SS – Hanley
    IF – Arenado
    OF – Jones
    OF – Brantley
    OF – Ozuna
    OF – Yelich
    UTIL – Crush
    UTIL – Machado
    BN – Trumbo
    BN – Pedro
    DL – Myers
    DL – Springer

    SP – Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Shields, Lincecum, Stroman, Alvarez, A.Wood
    RP – Soriano (thanks for last night, buddy), Rodney, Melancon, Allen, Benoit

    1) Drop Pedro for Harrison to bench Dozier
    2) Drop Pedro tomorrow for Wong to bench Dozier
    3) Drop Pedro for Carter and bench Crush
    4) Drop Pedro for Ace Ventura
    4) Drop Rosario for Castro
    5) Drop Rosario for Jaso
    6) Drop Benoit (my 5th closer) for Ventura
    7) Someone see something I don’t?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: I dunno man. I’d probably hold…maybe make a catcher move because Rosario’s kinda tanking right now (and their entire offense is decimated with injuries).

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Pedro for Ventura

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mello Yello: @Mike: think I should hold with Dozier at 2nd? He’s been TERRIBLE lately and I’d like to get a hot bat in there. Also, Rosario is nothing short of pathetic. Sucks that I missed out on Gattis, Mesoraco, and Sal and hung on to this d-bag all season. I’m thinking of swapping him with Castro and hoping for the best. And I’ve gotta get Ventura on my squad one way or another. Thanks for the input, gentlemen.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: You think drop Rosario for Castro or Jaso? And drop Pedro for Ventura? I noticed I put two 4s in there, so I’m not sure which ones you’re referring to. Thanks for your input, as usual.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rudy dropped Rosario in a 12 team league, and I didn’t rush to grab him… I think you need to move on… Jaso… And, yes, Ventura…

  22. ty says:
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    Ha! that last blurb was the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Thanks!

  23. pickleball says:
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    between el oso blanco and kluber, my last $2 of auction money couldnt have been spent much better.

    Ervin or Alex wood ROS?? it’d be either droppin alex, alcantara, or choo to pick up ervin

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nice!

      I’d go Ervin

      • pickleball says:
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        @Mike: over wood and his goofy-delivery ways yes? i mean he got SHELLED by the padres, of which ervin quickly put them back into their place. haha thanks

  24. sniff test says:
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    I need a feet boost. I want to pick up burns but would need to drop either Morales or Santana? Would you advise holding or dropping one of those dweebs?

    • sniff test says:
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      @sniff test: That is Danny Santana by the way

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eh, Santana will play regularly and might get some steals himself. I guess Morales

  25. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Damn – so Kiefer IS a d-bag. Kinda disappointing. You’d think a guy whose star has fizzled on a few occasions would eventually learn some humility. But, I’m guessing banging a young Julia Roberts cauterizes the “humility pathways” in the brain and leaves one forever susceptible to Iamawesomeness Syndrome.

    Great story, Grey. More please.

    Like – any word if Rob Reiner really IS filled with Goo?

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: …and any truth to the seemingly apocryphal rumor that the name “Meathead” was actually Reiner’s porn name and Norman Lear insisted it be a nickname of his All in the Family character as a wink and a nod to the television censors of the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Yes, filled with goo, any other questions? That Kiefer story was from the mid-90’s, he might not be a D-bag anymore… Prinze makes it seem like he is though…

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: I have a good friend here in the ATL who’s a stage foreman and is currently regularly employed – building out sets on Hunger Games Mockingjay I & II as I write. Crazy how Atlanta has blown up. Just steps from work I’ve seen Chevy Chase, Jim Carrey, Brad Pitt, Bill Murray, Robert Duvall (my all time favorite) even Oprah – all in the past year. Anyway – my buddy said that Phillip Seymor Hoffman and The Rock were just great guys – gracious as hell. And that certain others who shall remain nameless were just as jerkish as you’d guess. I ask you. Monsieur Grey, in all your many and manifold dealing, who is tops in your list? I won’t ask you about the shit list because you have a career to consider.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse: …And was Synecdoche, New York so poorly received in the industry that Charlie Kaufman just shut it all down?? I think we need a weekly entertainment column, Mr. Grey. I read his screenplays over and over…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not sure what he’s up to, that film did have problems…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bobby Brown was a goof, funny as hell… Unintentionally… Denis Leary was a really nice guy…

  26. Robby Bobby says:
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    What has happened to Wilin Rosario. Despite a poor average and light power he isn’t playing everyday. In a tight race for batting avg in a 10×10. Is it time to drop him for Vogt / Suzuki / Jaso?

  27. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    In before 500 comments!

  28. Public Service Announcement says:
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    If you are looking for a turnaround play, I have finally dropped Shin-Soo Choo. His 2nd half revival is therefore imminent and you should pick him up or trade for him sooner rather than later. That is all…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: ozuna guy was trying to see my level of Choo interest in dynasty and i honestly had no idea how to approach him for next year, so i didn’t. i have him kept in 20 man league where we can keep whole team. it might end up great for next year. ankle’s don’t get better attempting to play everyday on them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  29. Will says:
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    Start Beckett vs Atl? SON likes him but I’m nervous his hip is going to fall apart

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Will: I am

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s dead to me

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Mike: I was just shouting out Will I Am

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Go with SON

  30. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Going to drop Chavez for either Miley, Ventura or Odorizzi. Other availables are Beckett and Smyly. Which would you rather have over the next week/weeks?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Odorizzi

  31. Reckless and Wasted says:
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    Send Iwakuma for Ozuna- Yay or nay?

    SP- Sale, Scherzer, Iwakuma, Ross, Arrieta, Odorizzi, Alvarez, Hahn
    Current Outfield is- Puig, Adam Jones, Duda and Granderson
    Utl and Bench is- Vogt, alcantara, seth smith

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d keep Iwakuma with Hahn on an innings limit

  32. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Does anyone know what happened to that guy Mike Stanton who was on the Marlins a few years ago. I remember all of the hype around him and now its like he has disappeared. Just goes to show you, you cant always believe the hype.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Exactly. What a #bust

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: He flew out of his Mike cocoon and turned into a beautiful Giancarlo butterfly…

  33. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Grey like the jump straight to comments form you need something that takes you back up to your holy words…I find myself at 4 pm west coast time having to scroll up past 900 comments to get back to the top…im kidding of course….so ive been on a lil roll the last 6 weeks and climbed back into contention after a 5 game skid…anyways having 4 reds in my lineup is not working and blame goes to Bruce…I only have like 5 more weeks before playoffs and I can afford to maybe lose one more week..would u consider dropping him for Byrd, Crisp,Polanco,Dickerson,Carter, Yelich or good ol billy butler who seems to be coming in to his old self? Standard 10 team points league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Polanco, Yelich or even Carter over Bruce

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: Byrd has been the most consistent one out of the bunch but I still dont feel all that great about possibly owning him lol

  34. Funkytown says:
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    @Grey –
    10 Team NL only – keeper league. Calling it a season and trading for keepers.

    Hows this trade
    I give up $21 Revere (or Heyward @same price) and $10 E.Santana
    for
    $3 Wheeler and $6 Arrieta

    I know your not big on keeping pitchers (especially unproven) but seems like nice keeper material. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d trade Revere and Ervin, sure. I’d keep Heyward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Funkytown: You should try to get keeper bats if you’re thinking about next year…Otherwise next year, you’re going to be trading Wheeler and Arrieta away for something else for 2016

  35. Nico says:
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    Would you drop Segura to pick up Rutledge or Alcantara in a HtH points league? I’m going to make the playoffs so really I’m looking for who might be best at the end of the season. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Arismendy

  36. clemson says:
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    ROS.. Odorizzi or A. Woods?

    • Funkytown says:
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      @clemson: there are two Alex Woods? otherise Odorizzi

      • clemson says:
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        @Funkytown: ha.. just the one but there is a T. Woods

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      both are good. I’d lean Odor

  37. Robert says:
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    Odorizzi better ROS than Despaigne?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yes

  38. Charles says:
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    12 team points league. To stream or not to stream Stroman (SON $5.7). Great call on him last week but this time it’s @ Boston.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t stream at Boston usually. This one I’ll watch from the sidelines personally

      • Sean M. Fowler says:
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        @Grey: I saw you guys suggested benching stromal @ Boston and I ignored your advice, which paid off: 7 IP 8 K’s 1 ER. HA!….experts…..

  39. Paul says:
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    If Anibal has another gross outing today, is he droppable for Hodorrizi in a 10 team H2H redraft?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, yeah I guess in a shallow format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Agree with Mike

  40. los locos says:
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    Thinking I may need to pick up Vogt, he’s been rolling as of late. Do I have anyone I can drop? 10 team keeper league. Hosmer?

    I am currently in 2nd place, pretty much going into the playoffs next week. Went from last place to first..

    Current Lineup
    McCann, Brian(1B,C) NYY
    Moss, Brandon(1B,OF) OAK
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Frazier, Todd(1B,3B) CIN
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Bench Player
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Calhoun, Kole(OF) LAA
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX

    Active Pitchers
    Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
    Hammel, Jason(SP) OAK
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Doolittle, Sean(RP) OAK

    Reserve Pitchers
    Gausman, Kevin(RP,SP) BAL
    Odorizzi, Jake(SP) TB
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Paxton, James(SP) SEA – INJ

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      don’t see a need for Vogt there, honestly. I guess Hosmer if you really want to grab him

  41. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    With Beltran heating up, Should I add him and drop Pedro Alvarez?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Alvarez seems like the popular guy to get cut right now. At this point you gotta do your thing to win. RIde the hot streaks and cut the dead weight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with Mike

  42. Stump the Schwab says:
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    Pretty much out of the runming in my 10tm Roto where we keep 5. would you swap a $20 Rizzo for a $9 Josh Donaldson? I would also be swapping Adam Jones for David Price, but those two are too expensive to keep. Will be keeping Goldy at 1b plus a couple OF already.

    Love the insight you guys give! Keep up the good work!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks

      better profit in Donaldson, but I’d take Rizzo

      • Stump the Schwab says:
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        @Mike: do you like donaldson over any of the following?

        Teheran $5
        Puig $11
        Goldy $21
        Stanton $20

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          If I could pick, I’d take Goldy, Stanton, Puig, Rizzo and Donaldson and not keep Teheran

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          to put it more simply I like him over Teheran

  43. Spring Blake says:
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    Papelbon’s such an asshole, s+h league, pick 2:

    Joe Smith
    Ken Giles
    Zach Duke
    Jordan Walden
    Bryan Morris
    Neal Cotts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha! agreed

      Smith and Giles

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Mike: Haha a friend got him to tweet angrily back once by calling him a cheese dick. Thank god for athletes with social media.

        Thanks for the picks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha anytime man

          the John Rocker Twitter threads are pretty cringeworthy

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: walden has been the nuts and will get more holds than giles gets s+h.

  44. Charles says:
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    Apologize in advance for this long post. But I only trust Razzball’s opinion. Just want to check in and see what you think of my team for ROS in my 12 team points league with the usual games/innings limit. Heavy scoring for pitchers (50pts per win, -15 pts per loss, 2.5 pts per K, -2.5 pts per ER, -1 pts per BB, 20 pts per SV)
    C: Vogt, Mauer (DL)
    1B: Wet Tail Duuuuuudaaa!
    2B: Kendrick
    3B: Seager
    SS: Han Ram, A. Escobar (Bench/Depth)
    OF: Puig, C. Gomez, Brantley, A. Jackson (Bench/Depth)
    Util: Werth
    SP: Kluber, Strasburg, Weaver, A. Wood, Quintana, Archer, Stroman, Cole (DL on Rehab), Wacha (DL)
    RP: KRod, Casilla, Petricka (Bench/Depth), Brothers (Bench/Spec add incase Hawkins trade)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      looks good! we mentioned this earlier in comments, but Duda hitting 150 against LHP. might want a guy to sub in there for him against southpaws so you don’t lose the production at 1B

      • Charles says:
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        @Mike:
        Will find a 1B to platoon when Duda faces a lefty. Thank you for the response.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  45. Cram It says:
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    Everyone answer!
    Niese vs SF (SON 8.5) or
    Shoemaker @ TB (SON 3.5)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Niese

    • Adam Jonesin says:
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      @Cram It: I, for one, welcome our robot overlords.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Adam Jonesin: Have you SEEN Watson play Jeopardy? Yet to be fully trusted.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Niese

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Cram It:

      shoe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Niese, I’d start both

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I would like to. Only one streamer spot. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoe has better K upside, Niese is safer

  46. Chris says:
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    Would you send Chris Archer and Yordano Ventura to receive Cole Hamels in a H2H Points League. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  47. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Please rank Hardy, Lowrie and D. Santana ROS. FYI, I’m starting to get a man crush on Santana. Too much info?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lowrie, Santana, Hardy

      I could see putting Hardy ahead of Santana if power is more of a need

  48. osnam says:
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    Will Y. Ventura have an innings limit? Also, should I keep Odorizzi over Ventura? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nope. word is 180-200 innings

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold both if it’s a redraft. Prefer Ventura as a keeper

  49. Steeve says:
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    The best for change Nolasco for one of them: Odorizzi, DeGrom, Duffy or Shoemaker? i think for win this year but is a dynasty league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Odorizzi

  50. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Morning!

    Ozuna hit the wire today. With only one bench bat on my roster, am I cutting bait with:

    a) Alcantara
    b) Taijuan Walker (keeper league. $9 contract for next 2 yrs w/ $55 budget)
    c)
    d) Stand pat

    Thanks!!

    • Adam Jonesin says:
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      @Cutch’s Dreads: Not sure if I’m reading this correctly, but 16% of your total budget on Taijuan seems crazy high

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreed. Cut Walker

      • Cutch's Dreads says:
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        @Mike:

        Yah you’re reading it correctly. It’s a very non-traditional type of keeper league.

        Dropping a non-playing pitcher, during a potential playoff run does make the most sense. Thanks guys!

  51. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hi Mike,
    I got hit with a dud from MadBum and a gem from my opponent’s Vanimal last night, so I think I’m going to load up on streamers. I want to add Liriano and Gee for today. I need to drop 2 of these guys:
    Billy Butler, Vogelsong, Neftali, or Benoit.

    5×5 weekly h2h
    Butler is benched behind JD Martinez, Gennett/Wong/Lawrie, and Singleton for Util
    RPs are Soriano, Janssen, Benoit, Feliz, and Soria (closing soon I hope)

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no need for Butler if he is riding the pine. The other drop would be Benoit for me, but do you really need to hold Soria if you already have four current closers?

      • Adam Jonesin says:
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        @Mike: My magic 8 ball (which is just the scar tissue remnants of an old concussion) tells me that Soria will be more valuable than the Feliz/Benoit during the fantasy playoffs. I’m solidly entrenched in the playoffs, so I’m willing to ice a roster spot for the potential of having DET’s closer. I’ve definitely considered cutting him, though.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          makes sense, in that case, I’d go with JeF and cut Vogelsong

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Adam Jonesin:

          until you mentioned the concussion ,
          i wasn’t going to offer my 2 cents .
          but , i’ll give you this :
          not gee …. not today .

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Adam Jonesin: butler and vogelsong

  52. Aaron says:
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    In a 10-team HTH points keeper league I was offered McCutchen (can’t be kept) for Springer (Rd 18). I’m gunning for the championship, he’s playing for next year.
    If I made the trade my keepers for next year would be Beltre (Rd. 12), Stanton (Rd. 11), Kluber (Rd. 9), Kazmir (Rd. 16), Dee Gordon (Rd. 15), and S. Castro (Rd. 10).

    What are the chances I could swing a counter-offer of Gordon or Castro for McCutchen? He will be losing Reyes next year, and looking for a replacement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: No idea, try it with Castro

      • Aaron says:
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        @Grey: Much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. ashtray says:
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    Is the magic over for Brock Holt or is it just a rough patch?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably just a rough patch. it happens. I’d probably keep him around since he can play corner and OF. nice piece to fill in with

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Prolly time to move on

  54. centerfield_ballhawk says:
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    What to do with Rosario and Segura? I’m holding and playing Vogt for the time being. Is it time to cut ties with one… or both?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no need to carry two catchers. I still have faith in Segura, but “ROS” is now only about 30% of the season so ride the hot hands

  55. rondelio says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Start Stroman @ BOS?
    Add Mesoraco for Sally Perez?
    Add Odorizzi, Degromm, Shoemaker for Stroman, Hahnn or Archer?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @rondelio: 1. yes
      2. Odorizzi over hahn…id keep stroman and archer, DeGrom is going to get shut down due to innings limit….Mets are possibly skipping his start this week too.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you own him start him, sure

      add Mes

      add Odor over Hahn

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        wow JeF it’s like we just had a mind meld!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Mike: Ha…i just looked over my shoulder to see if you were there

  56. Aero says:
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    Anyone believe in Salazar vs. Tex later this week? SON has him at $17.2

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, I’d roll the dice on him

  57. The Fifth Girl says:
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    I wish that these comments had a “Like” button. A lot of the posts here are really funny – along with the original columns from Grey and the rest, of course.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      me too. I think they tried it once actually. I remember a couple days last year where there was a giant up and down arrow mext to each comment. maybe it was a dream…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Fifth Girl: We tried it, there was backlash from the same people you want to Like

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: i really want to like, i just dont want to love!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can love again, Prezzii, don’t be afraid!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @prez: C’mon we know your a lover not a liker

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: lol

  58. Birthday Dinosaur says:
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    Jay Bruce is killing me. Is it time to cut bait?

    I’m in an 11 team roto with HR, RBI, Steals, BB, Ks and AVG. I need to improve on HR and RBI the most, AVG and Ks next, and for BB I’m dominating the league with other players.

    Obviously, I’ve been waiting around for Bruce to start to get the power numbers up, and have been ok taking a hit on Ks and AVG…. but instead I’m getting dupkiss in all categories. No one will take him in a trade, and there’s no room to bench him and wait (without dropping a starter). Is it time to drop him? Waiver wire options that might fit my needs include:

    Kole Calhoun, Torii Hunter, Josh Reddick, Austin Jackson, Shane Victorino, Lucas Duda, JD Martinez, Rajai Davis

  59. osnam says:
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    Will DeGrom have an innings limit?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      JeF knows the scoop on this I think. I believe so.

  60. jr says:
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    I play in a league that counts quality starts instead of wins. Are there any pitchers that you would bump up significantly in a league like this?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not really. Henderson Alvarez is a name that pops in my head though.

  61. J-FOH says:
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    Kiefer Sutherland, the gift that keeps on giving

    Conspiracy theory alert- prezzi leaves melkyn gets blah. Prezzi returns melkyn gets hot. Was prezzi gone searching for MMelky’s special sauce this whole time?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the new avatar. very badass

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: its a selfie…and thank you

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: Everyone needs to put a selfie in there avatar by friday and show themselves damn it!

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @J-FOH:

          anytime anyone posts a “selfie” ,
          i’m wishing i could see both hands .
          just to remove all doubt .

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @J-FOH: Hmm you may have something there

      • J-FOH says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: that’s what she said

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Some conspiracy theories are just completely bonkers, but I think this one’s got some merit

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I have watched a lot of Oliver Stone movies and Ancient Aliens

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Ancient Aliens is awesome! I’ve seen every 9/11 conspiracy film on Netflix and there’s about 15 of them…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Loose Change was my favorite, and AA is great because they talk about real historical question marks and then use ridiculous answers to explain them.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Loose Change was the best, in a similar arena, 16 Acres was the best overall having to do with WTC…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’ll check that one out too. I forget which one talked about the pentagon and Pennsylvania where they found no luggage. Good stuff. I even explained to my friend the Reichstag fire before I ever saw the movie, so that in itself made me more interested in it than usual.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, now I forget too… But I also saw that one… The best is when you watch it, and you’re convinced of shady dealings then you read a website debunking the film and you realize the film was playing fast and loose with facts…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: yeah but the debunking sites are also loose with their own facts. The part that is hard to explain off is the building 7 that imploded far away from the towers that went down detonation style and the guy inside heard the explosions starting. Yet the building was hit with zero debris and housed intelligence agencies….cust sayin’

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mxFRigYD3s

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I remember watching a doc on that… Hard to say 100% on that…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: It all kind of stinks however we look at it but it changed our world in a dramatic way back in the governments favor. That is something that can’t be denied. The freedom I know as a child and young adult is not here anymore. Regardless it’s good to have a non baseball conversation in here. I miss this.

                    Do you watch masterchef?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Do I watch MasterChef? It’s like my favorite show… You watch last night’s?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: when they guy proposed to the hefty asain girl?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, you knew she’d like the lobster ravioli and the filet mignon… I almost thought I was going to lose my kinship folk in the house husband Leslie last night… My choice of a winner looks way off, I chose Willie with the Big Magoo the first week the show aired… I’d switch to the tattooed arms guy now… Or maybe the girl who led her team to victory last night…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I have barely watched it but caught all of last night. I have been bad with TV this year and as my child gets older she wants to watch her shows which are surprisingly not age appropriate like Modern Family.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She wants to watch 9/11 conspiracy docs?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: i wish, she like Modern Family and the Middle. She asks why that guy on Ancient Aliens has such big hair.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She likes Ancient Aliens but not Modern Family? Huh?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: no, she loves modern family and gets confused by the crazy hair guy on AA

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah…

    • prez says:
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      @J-FOH: i am melky?

      At least from my moobs!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @prez: brrrrrrritsky!

  62. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H, W, L and QS count, pick 3 to start this week:

    Beckett vATL (SON 14.3), vCHC (17.5)
    Alvarez vWAS (4.7), vCIN (12.4)
    Gio vPHI (Adverb)(19.0)
    Bailey @MIA(Eovaldi) (14.7)
    DeGrom vSF (Peavy) (8.5)

    If I go with both 2-starters I’m even with my opponent for starts.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gio, Bailey, Alvarez (2)

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Steve Stevenson:

      alvarez / bailey / d-grom

  63. Moscowitz says:
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    cobb over wood ROS?

    Thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Moscowitz: Yes

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, I’d take Cobb

  64. Knyock Knyock Knycok, Hey Mo! says:
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    Building on something from yesterday:

    my Puig/Andrus for his Desmond/Rios/Strasburg

    which side? Thanks boys!

  65. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    You gotta cook with it, bathe and clean with it,
    When it’s hot summertime you fiend for it,
    You gotta put it in the iron you steamin with,
    It’s what they dress wounds and treat diseases with,
    The rich and poor, black and white got need for it,
    And everybody in the world can agree with it,
    Consumption promotes health and easiness,
    Go too long without it on this earth and you leaving it,
    Americans wasting it on some leisure shit,
    When other nations be desperately seeking it,
    Bacteria washing up on they beaches,
    Don’t drink the water son they can’t wash they feet with it,
    Young babies in perpetual neediness,
    Epidemics hoppin up out the petri dish,
    Control centers try to play it all secretive,
    To avoid public panic and freakiness,
    There are places where TB is common as TV,
    Cuz foregn based companies go and get greedy,
    The type of cats who pollute the whole shoreline,
    Have it purified and sell it for a dollar twenty-five

    • Jasen says:
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      @nick the dick:
      That’s awesome. Who is that?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Jasen: mos def brotha, good shizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: Nice! I had to Google it, I do like Mos Def, didn’t recognize that… Excuse me, Yasiin Bey

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: haha yeah i thought u would know that one, Black on Both Sides is a great album. Its the New World Water and every drop counts!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, solid album… Was looking forward to De La today, guess there was too much build up yesterday…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: HA yeah we got a little deep into it yesterday so i switched it up. Plenty more De La to come.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              BTW, saw the Gorillaz concert on Palladium, and De La was on with them… Good shizz if you can catch it…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Sweet i’ll check it

  66. Knyock Knyock Knycok, Hey Mo! says:
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    Also, Freeman/Pujols for Gomez way too much, right?

  67. Psychedelic Floyd says:
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    Hey gang, so I’m currently sitting in 1st Place in my 20-Team Dynasty league (5×5 Roto)

    I was offered Grienke in exchange for my Archie Bradley and Lucas Giolito.

    Do I do this trade? Bradley/Giolito are pretty much my biggest trade chips to beef up my roster for the stretch, which is the only reason I haven’t accepted yet. Is that too much for Grienke at this stage of his career?

    I would normally go for a bat, but I’m sitting comfortably in 1st and I feel like if 1 thing were to blow up and kill my championship chances it’d be my pitching. Thanks!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Psychedelic Floyd:

      i’d take greinke .
      he , also , has trade value going forward .

      • Psychedelic Floyd says:
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        @costaricanchata: Ya I’m guna go with Grienke, cuz ya if anything does happen I can just trade Grienke for a bat or something if needed. Thanks for the assurance man lol

  68. Joe says:
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    Would you trade mat adams and Gio González for David price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Sure

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: i need to send a pitcher Gio González or sonny gray should i send?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gio

  69. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Dynasty league…i was offered Arismendy and Buxton for Kluber…this was a team i took over and doesnt have a shot this season but should be close next year. DO IT or Dont DO IT

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      like kluber ,
      but buxton is the move .
      wanna hear what mike says , though .
      (bat should prevail) .

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @costaricanchata: Yea im leaning towards doing it, im testing how much he really wants kluber first..i countered with Kluber and Marte for adam jones and arismendy

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I would do it in a heartbeat, Bats always over arms in my book

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @costaricanchata: @J-FOH: He shot down the adam jones deal but i got him to add profar…so i gave Kluber and got Arismendy, Profar and Buxton…Done Deal

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: dynasty to me is building for a sustained run of kicking ass if you’re out of it. If you have a chance to win it in any league then you surely go after it but I like the move. Not a Profar fan but he was a throw in you can probably use as a chip to an unenlightened owner.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @J-FOH: Yea that was my thought with him…im not high on him either but could flip him for another need.

  70. happyharry1958 says:
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    What 2 catchers the ROS – 12 team,H2H,6X6:
    Voght,Castro,Ruiz ?

  71. costaricanchata says:
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    was already starting stroman , tonight , @ fenway ,
    before my son called and said he might get behind-the-dugout tickets (for free) .
    hope they’re on the 3rd base side , ‘cuz , when big papi comes up ,
    i’ll be the guy yelling …. “plunk him in the azz . plunk him in the azz !!”

    • Whatever says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      Big Papi deserves to be busted in the ass. He has the longest HR trot of anyone in the majors and is always doing the bat flip and finger pointing at the air thanking his Buddha for hitting a HR. so Ridiculous to watch!!

  72. Whatever says:
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    Grey,

    What is your opinion in redraft leagues on bottom dweller teams trading with the top end teams this late in the year? A few of our league mates always get upset when a ninth place team (out of ten) make a deal with a top 3 team this late in the season saying its an unwritten rule that if you have no chance of cashing that you should not affect the stretch run. Others say that if you pay to play you should have a chance to make trades as long as they make sense and no collusion up until the league’s trade deadline.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: It’s the problem with keepers, you can’t fault them for doing it, but it messes up the playoff hunt for everyone at the top… Same stuff happens in my keeper…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Whatever: The best way to handle that is to make the trade deadline as earlier….theres really no way around it in a keeper league.

  73. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    With Pedro Alvarez having issues with “The Thing” and it affecting his at-bats, do I drop him for Prado and/or Bogaerts?

    Need to still cover 3B as a backup.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. tank1 says:
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    In a keeper league where team is out of contention is the following deal fair: Trade Cabrera (1st), Scherzer (2nd) and Rios (3rd) for Frazier (25th), Springer (24th) and Wacha (23rd)? Thanks.

    • Rob says:
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      @tank1:
      Are Cabrera, Scherzer, Rios allowed to be kept next year?
      If not, then it’s a fine deal for the rebuilding team
      If yes, then Miggy is the only one that would really be at value next year, so it’s still a fine deal

      My two cents though – I would bet money that the owner could get better value by shopping those guys around the league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tank1: Frazier side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tank1: Fair? Eh, what’s fair?

  75. “Brett Gardner – 3-for-5 and two homers off Darvish (11, 12), and he hit one off Yu last week too. Gardner doesn’t take no jive from no Far Eastern messenger.”

    Ha!

  76. Art Vandelay says:
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    Looking to sell some offense for pitching in a 12 team 5×5 roto league. Thoughts on Gardner + Fister for F-Her?

  77. Knyock Knyock Knyock, Hey Mo! says:
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    Are we selling high on Gyorko now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Um, yeah

  78. Seattle Mack says:
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    Remember when Whoopi was hot? Yeah, me neither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When she was homeless in the late 70’s

  79. The Big Yabu says:
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    roto 7×7 (incl. doubles & walks) w/ daily lineups — please rank these 2Bs ROS:
    Alcantara, Wong, Josh Harrison, Aaron HIll
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy, Harrison

  80. SportiveTricks says:
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    Someone asked about him before in a specific scenario, but is it wise to move on from Chisenhall now? He’s currently on my bench and doing nothing with Arenado back,

    Love, hugs, kisses,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Chis

  81. costaricanchata says:
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    will the dodgers bail-out the phillies
    by taking both hamels and papelbon ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be a dumb move by the Dodgers, they don’t need them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dumb and don’t need them has never stopped a club before though

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: @Grey: LAA had no need for another RP with jepsen/smith being great and grilli being at least good since they got him, and they most certainly need any kind of decent prospects possible. didn’t stop them. LAD don’t seem necessarily stupid as LAA though.

  82. J-Money says:
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    Sup Grey and friends,

    Please rank ROS – 12 team 5×5

    Alex Gordon, Khris Davis, Austin Jackson, Kole Calhoun and Alex Rios

    PEACE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Gordon

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: let me rephrase, who are you cutting out of that group?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jackson

  83. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 1 –

    (20) Moss @HOU facing Feldman
    (60) Rizzo @Home facing De La Rosa (Lefty)
    (62) Rios @Home facing McCarthy
    (96) Polanco @SF facing Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @SMLV1: can anyone imagine a team wherein you’d bench rizzo ever? not trying to be facetious here, just something to think about.

  84. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick two starters on 7/30

    Wheeler vs PHI KKendrick (SON$14)
    Miley vs CIN ASimon (SON$13.3)
    Duffy vs MIN PHughes (SON$12.1)
    Lincecumn vs PIT CMorton (SON$10.7)
    Roark MIA BHand (SON$9.4)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler, Miley

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: nice to see miley’s awful last start isn’t influencing too much here, if he’s ahead of timmy and roark.

  85. SMLV1 says:
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    Odorizzi over Ventura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  86. costaricanchata says:
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    being a night owl ,
    it’s difficult for me to admit that
    i’m liking the A.M. Razz-crowd more and more ,
    but ,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nda0lhz7BAk
    plus , Mike does a nice job .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Mike does do a good job…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        but ,
        you’re still THE guy .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course!

  87. tank1 says:
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    Going forward which prospect would you prefer – Polanco or Springer? Thanks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @tank1: i think this was answered springer a while back. but polanco is kind of guy i think that improve much more than he currently is. of course if springer could cut the whiffs even like 5% we’d see a top 20 guy, maybe. plus eventually springer’s speed will show up, then it’s maybe not even close.

  88. Sean says:
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    What are we making up Worley? Rosterable in 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  89. ryanoger says:
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    Start:

    Weaver @ Bal?
    Hudson @ home?
    Stroman @ Bos ?

    Calhoun or Khris Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON… Prolly the 1st two… Davis

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I pull the trigger and drop Calhoun for K Davis then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  90. Filkarri says:
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    Seems to me like the Chisenhall boat has sailed, looking at replacements on waivers. Options look like Headley, Gillaspie, and Coghlan. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  91. Hi guys: my starting pitching staff in a 14-team redraft roto league is: Teheran, Cobb, Fister, AWood, Odorizzi, Salazar.

    We’ve got a 1300-inning limit and I’m about on pace. With 6 SPs I can afford to sit guys for tough match ups and bench Salazar for a couple of starts to see if he can build on this week’s no-walk effort.

    I really need to make up ground on Ks and Ws.. Is taking a wait-and-see strategy w/ Salazar the best way to go there? Or am I better off switching him (or one of others) for any of Wily Peralta, Bauer, McCarthy, Gee, or Hughes?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Salazar for now

  92. Jim Burrington says:
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    First off, love this website.
    So I am currently in first in my league and was offered tulo for my Teheran. My current shortstop is andrus, so a healthy tulo would be a huge improvement.
    Problem is for pitcher my best guys are kluber, Teheran, and cobb, and an injured tanaka. I think I can get by without Teheran, but is tulo gonna be healthy for the rest of the reason. I have more pitchers then everyone else so I am consistenly winning innings pitched, wins and k’s , but I may not be as good at era, whip, and k/bb without him. Thoughts?

    Would you do this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! I wouldn’t mess with Tulo anymore… Rockies aren’t playing for anything, they might shut him down…

  93. DomMattingly says:
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    Should I still be holding Soria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re desperate for saves…

      • dirtyd says:
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        @Grey: What if its a holds league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • dirtyd says:
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            @Grey: Is it worth keeping Soria if holds are a category?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh… Yeah, you can keep him… Petricka then…

  94. costaricanchata says:
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    sitting gee tonight
    and streaming cahill .
    chide away .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like the opposite of what you want to do…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah .
        i’ve gee in my 1st place dynasty
        where i could really use some pitching help ,
        but tonight is not the time .
        cahill is just a flyer to remain near the top of a limited keeper .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, hope it works out

  95. Diddler says:
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    Good shizz as always, Grey – really makes the early morning throne room session a delight.

    Two questions: 10 teamer roto, 6×6 w/ OPS.

    – Cut ties with Kipnis and move onto a hot hand for my UTL spot ie Byrd or Harrison? Acquired him as an add on in a trade and he’s been riding my pine for a minute…

    – Drop Golanco or keep holdin n prayin?

    Thanks in advance. The Purple Evolutionist smh, too damn funny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold Kipnis and Polanco…

      • Diddler says:
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        @Grey: Word. Kinda shallow league, no work today, empty house – chronic rosterbation is a real thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, hell yeah

  96. prez says:
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    ****gravatars by friday****

    If you do not participate grey will not acknowledge you and you are part of the razz brazz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What if me and T Moore have a photo together?

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: it would be the longest, most confusing photo ever taken.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I just booked a photo shoot tonight…Me and Lucas Duda spooning in speedos…thats why hes out of the line up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Two bananas one hammock!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha ha

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @prez: Yeah!!!! Get on board bitches

    • prez says:
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      @Kid A: i laughed way too hard! He lost a lotvof man points with his whole couples therapy, now this. Hes a gangsta girl…

      • Kid A says:
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        @prez: He traded his Pits in for teacup poodles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How does that only have 93 views, that’s the best thing I’ve ever seen…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Kid A: Thats great

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A:
        @Grey: @prez: @JeF With 1 F:

        Y’all gon’ make me lose my mind
        Up in here, up in here
        Y’all gon’ make me go all out
        Up in here, up in here
        Y’all gon’ make me act a FOOL
        Up in HERE, up in here
        Y’all gon’ make me lose my cool
        Up in here, up in here

  97. Johnny Podres says:
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    Drop Hahn or Minor to pick up Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  98. blindnuts says:
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    Bailey and Polanco for Freeman…which side?

    Cobb and Polance for Freeman…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re both fair… I’d take Freeman, could see it going either way though

  99. Kid A says:
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    Tulo just underwent a “medical procedure”. woo-hoo.

    Can you lend me your copy of the Diving Bell and the Butterfly, please?

    And would you mind blowing out the pilot light as you leave?

    Cheers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ugh

  100. John says:
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    Just a little shout out to FlavaFraz Frazier to get the….back on track. Great opportunity hitting in the 3 spot for Reds although I think I liked it better hitting second. Either way Cmon Frazier!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

  101. The Thumb says:
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    To anyone willing to help a fella out…

    I have to bench 1 of these 6 and have no idea. Chasing runs and SB the most.

    CarGonz (7 for last 9 off EJax)
    Dickerson (also Ejax)
    Calhoun (vs. Tillman, SON at 45
    Beltran (vs. N. Martinez, SON at 45
    Jones (vs. Jered Weaver $29.1)
    Rajai (8 for 20 off Quintana, 1.000+ OPS, and my teams needs)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran

  102. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    start/bench Quintana @ Detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  103. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Buenas tardes Senor Grey!

    Baseballpress is down. Any info?

    Also, in my points league, I got Wainwright/ Edwin for Cutch/Melancon/Alcatraz. Two trades. Loving it. You?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea… Trade sounds decent

  104. Knyock Knyock Knyock, Hey Mo! says:
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    Reds’ Jay Bruce out indefinitely after being placed on bearevement list, thus providing an instant spark to my team batting avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you think harper still has a chance to put up decent numbers ros. i know you ranked him 30ish in second half rankings, but not sure if you still think thats realistic. trying to figure out if hes worth targeting in a redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do think he’s capable

  106. The Thumb says:
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    Bruce placed on Bereavement list because he sucks eggs

  107. Moscowitz says:
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    I am in second place in an 8 team h2h league. playoffs should be secured with 6 weeks on the schedule. Would you drop Bruce for Carter or Harrison? He is not doing a shit and now he is potentially out for another week.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

      • Knyock Knyock Knyock, Hey Mo! says:
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        @Grey: wow we’re really dropping Bruce? I know he’s been bad, and now out another week… but dropping him? Damn, really?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not in all leagues, no

  108. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft beltre/rios for cutch/alvarez? which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch

  109. das coffee frau says:
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    grey you still buying brantley? power has been zapped as of a 2 and a half weeks ago…is that reason for worry since we didnt know he had this sort of pop? still top 40 for next year? helP!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not worried about two weeks

  110. Snake Hips says:
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    So is Brock Holt dead to us now (switch him out?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course I do!

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Size?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Medium

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey: Word up. I’ll shoot an email to greyATrazzballDotcom to get your P.O. Box.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet! Thanks, man (Kid)!

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Kid A: Medium for me too, please!

              You might be ale to send to to Nacho so he can include it with the championship belt at the end of the season.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                If you send me two, I’ll be seeing Steve in the fall…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                BTW, SteveNZ, you don’t have to bench Gardner for two days…

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: Ha! I’m starting him today. Heyward being hurt makes the decision easy.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha, yup, that was what I was implying… Good ol’ day-to-day…

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @SteveNZ: Nacho already has my address ready to go for the belt. Sorry Steve.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Snap!

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: Zing!

                    I was going to link to this: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_BRv9wGf5pk

                    Sadly, I realized that I’m only 7th in homers in this league though… I decided to sneak it in anyway. Boom!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, very nice

        • prez says:
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          @Kid A: Smedium, with moob room for me!

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Kid A: @prez: The shirt would be painted on and showcasing the moobs at that size. Or is that part of your plan?

  111. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    looking like d’arnaud over rosario (it is easy to say so after yesterday). there’s a bunch of other options too, but d’arnaud gets the least time off and has been the best over last 30 days out of all of these. jaso/zunino/suzuki/grandal/castro/salty and all the other free agent ones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  112. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    drop cron questions. efron taking playing time.
    1. 20 team with k’s/bb/slugg/OPS/total bases all as extra categories. starting 1B is nava (only other one than cron)
    kike/fuld/mostsuckass/asche/singleton
    2. 16 team with OPS/total bases/hits and this lineup no CI/MI 3 utils
    d’arnaud
    pujols/cron
    scooter/hill
    frazier/arenado
    segura
    trout/raj/ozuna/gordon/dickerson
    all of these available: rutledge (just dropped for ackley)/efren/willingham

    or just wait and see if cron can get some of his playing time back (i swear to god sochiapath actually just listened to espn/yahoo’s “advice” to play efren against right handers. if that actually sticks i’m not rostering a lefty only guy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  113. Bob says:
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    6×6 with OPS
    In need of some offense until encarnacion returns in a week or two.
    Currently rostering morales but he’s been meh at the plate.
    Pick up carter and run with the hot bat or hold with morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: what about carter or Vogt? He’s available too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carter

  114. Prince George says:
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    With Angel Pagan apparently on the way back which pick up do you like better for ROS and next year in 12 team H2H points: Pagan, Betts, Billy Burns? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

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

    please rank these SS for 2015 plus.

    Xander Bogaerts, Elvis Andrus, Starlin Castro, Ian Desmond.

    should I trade Madison Bumgarner to get any 1 of these 4 players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Castro… Sure, Desmond

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        not Bogaerts? doesn’t he project as someone who could develop into 30 HR, .300 AVG?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: wow, he used to though, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe in four years

  116. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    Hitter T is close on most of these, except calhoun (mid 40’s today, damn)
    bench 2.
    gordon vs gibson
    polanco @ hudson
    rios vs mccarthy
    calhoun @tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios, Gibson

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: shit forgot, still play longo vs garza over gordon and rios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  117. dk says:
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    Arrieta worth $15 next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit less

  118. fausto says:
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    Quintana @ Det. Weekly 5×5…. SON hates it. Quintana has been cruising but has 12ip 6er vs Det this season…yay or nay or only with a 10foot desperation pole? Im justifying not starting him bc I think he’s due for a bad start. What say Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him, but it’s risky… Depends how much risk you need to take

  119. Royce! says:
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    Teveras got dropped in my 14 team h2h. Is he worth grabbing? I’m pretty much guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, so the issue is whether he would have enough playing time about a month from now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At this point, I’d only own him for next year

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Fair enough. I don’t think I would have bid enough FAAB for him anyway; my guess is someone breaks the bank for a bench player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  120. Aj says:
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    Top 2 catchers ROS Mcann, Rosario, Yan Gomes, Vogt? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario, Gomes

  121. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft harper and tyson ross or shields for beltre and degrom? which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper and Ross or Shields

  122. Brett says:
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    Give Beckett and Prado get Tyson Ross and a Simmons. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  123. LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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    Keep or drop the following: Holt, Alcides, J. Chavez, Gee

    Available on the WW: Allen Craig, Billy Butler, Bartolo, Duffy, Wade Miley, Chase Anderson, Shoemaker, Boneface

    Would you drop any of the above for any of the below?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Holt and Chavez… Boneface and Shoemaker

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

    would this be worth doing or too crazy?

    giving up- Chris Davis, Manny Machado, Nelson Cruz.
    getting- Anthony Rizzo, Nolan Arenado

    I’m out of it this season, building for the future.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Walker. SS- Jeter. 3B- Machado. IN- Rutledge.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Dickerson. OF- Calhoun. OF- Crisp. UT- Joyce.
    BN- Dyson, Solarte, Gose, d’Arnaud, Betts, Pederson.
    DL- Cuddyer. DL- Saunders.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Kennedy. RP- Britton. RP- Petricka
    P- Storen. P- Santana. P- Kuroda.
    BN- Gausman, Nelson.

    this could leave me with 5 keepers of.. Rizzo, Arenado, Dickerson, Calhoun, Bumgarner. (or if I’m able to trade Bumgarner for another keeper)

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @SpecialFNK: I’d do that deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  125. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    You dropping Coco in a 10 teamer. He’s currently a bench bat/fill in for Bruce and Trumbo’s suckitude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Brett says:
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    Think Baez is up soon? Like him over Prado?

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Brett: Probably not on Baez. May not even be up this year.

      Sure, over Prado. Depends on format though.

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Mr. Tibbs: To clarify, this year Prado>Baez. Next year depends on if Baez is a starter out of Spring Training.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think he’s up soon

  127. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. dickerson/rios/lance lynn too much to give up for j-up? trying to get the best team on the field for the stretch run.

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: also, in our league we start 3 outfielders plus a dh. my other OF are heyward, calhoun, polanco and bruce.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, seeing this followup… Hmm, I’d take Upton in a 3 OF with plenty of other OFs to go around

        • herschel says:
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          @Grey: i might be able to do the same trade for braun. would you rather have braun or j-up?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Braun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, don’t love it

  128. AJ says:
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    Which side do you like: Freeman, Koji and Byrd for Goldschmidt and Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  129. pickleball says:
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    should we be interested in this billy burn guy or whoever just got called up from oakland? is he keeper relevant? i’d prob drop ervin santana to get him and dont really need the pitching that bad 5 bench spots)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league, but not over Ervin

      • pickleball says:
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        @Grey: keeper league, keep 7, players picked up for $1 get raised to at least $10 to keep next year. so basically would he be a good value at $10 for next year

        • pickleball says:
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          @pickleball: thanks btw.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burns isn’t a $10 keeper

  130. pickleball says:
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    even though i’m always somewhat selective with all my starts, is homer and shields back to ‘trustworthy’ guys in that we can start them against anyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them in every start

  131. Carlos says:
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    I have an assorted collection of SAGNOF. I need to drop someone for a pitcher. Who is my drop?

    Doolittle
    Street
    Reed
    Soria
    Feliz
    Petricka

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  132. Scott says:
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    I’m in a H2H leauge. I have two young pitchers Alvarez or McHugh. Might they be shut down before playoff time for my league? Should I look at trading them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, but they shouldn’t be shut down

  133. Brett says:
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    Bauer or Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  134. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Welcome to the 2014 season, Ben Zobrist!

    The rest of my team is doing absolutely nothing, so it’s nice of him to decide to start playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, maybe he can spur Longo on

  135. J-FOH says:
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    Prezzi and I determined on Twitter that kid A looks.like uncle Rico. Selfie friday is coming

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @J-FOH: yeahhh buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where’s Kid A?

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: video taping himself throwing footballs at the camera…

  136. goodfold2 says:
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    playing gee and against utley, and opp’s a team that had 1 rbi and 7 total bases before that. drat. all 5 of my starters were doing at least ok till that, just not enough wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  137. jef with 1 f says:
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    Gee is killing me

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @jef with 1 f: except for his lack of K’s and no run support it wasn’t gee’s fault. edgin. whip wasn’t bad. thank God in main league (although he’s still starting in 2 other leagues) soria was benched today since i needed room for 6 SP. only RP left today is K-Rob.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree, grand slam was a bit unlucky, but he’s been bad 3 starts in a row

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, 2 homers, 3 walks. forgot about how those 2 runs he deserved scored. man that guy is hard to drop though, even in shallow leagues. what was it like 16 QS in a row or something ridiculous? this isn’t even a QS start league, he’s like the RP ratio guy youse guys have in your RCL’s (up till lately), except few K’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  138. goodfold2 says:
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    anabelle is getting screwed too. soria has been bad for a bit here, and a bit at the end at TEX there too. anabelle will only be charged with 4 runs though, he should’ve had 2 outs (error) and only 2 baserunners left on when he left. at least quintana will get win (he damn well better) from this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  139. goodfold2 says:
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    at least one of my “i’ll take these as best pitcher guys” is living it up in COBB. anabelle back to what he was 2 or 3 years ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yea, solid game by Cobb

  140. jef with 1 f says:
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    My awful hitting has continued

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m right there with you… Adam Jones hit a homer as my first hit of the day and nothing since

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: is that a big bang fizzle..when the whole team fizzles

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

  141. tony says:
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    do you think that tyson ross is likely to get a QS today at petco vs the Cards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  142. Bunny says:
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    Geezus Soria just wiped out the Cobb start. Is he not going to close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not closing

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m just trying to figure out if i should use one of my last 4 adds/drops this week right now for giles, and then drop him if some actual closer thing showed up. soria is luckily benched today in main league. probably just just wait on it. 42 hours left. unless feliz looks really bad today (COTTS time)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait

  143. Mello Yello says:
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    You know what time it is…ZUNINO BOMB (woop woop!) ZUNINO BOMB!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  144. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with 42 hours or so left here’s my assumed closer cheat sheet if any of these trades get done. this order isn’t overall order, since that is way harder. somebody pleases inform me to any mistakes. i’ll just put yuck to a bad situation if they get job.
    giles
    mujica (yuck)
    ottavino (righties)/brothers (lefties) (double yuck)
    morris or dunn (not sure, it’s not ramos though)
    fields (maybe sipp, probably not)
    ziegler (literally no other competition here it seems)
    quackenbush (gotta be some chance it’s thayer though)
    cotts (trade or not, i’ve seen around here that feliz looks really bad, this might be likeliest SAGNOF in next few weeks, esp if no trades go down)

    TOR i’d almost bet money would be a committee/platoon if janssen got hurt or traded. loup/cecil/mcgowan/sanchez in there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully there’s some movement since I need closers and I have a bunch of these guys

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: in some leagues i have too many closers. in others i’d be fine if only lindstrom got job back. long term i’d be great if cotts/giles got jobs though for a few dynasties.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  145. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    scooter and harrison have almost identical triple slash lines. same amount of homers too. harrison bats in good part of order with about double the steals. counting stats almost the same.

  146. DomMattingly says:
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    Peavy or Gee?
    Bonifacio or Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy…Bonifacio

  147. rondelio says:
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    Grey need ur help.
    My OF is:
    Cespedes
    Sin Doo Doo
    Heyward
    Melkman
    Marlon Byrd
    UTL: Arenado
    Bench: Hosmer with 1B. Abreu and CI: Fatt Adams

    Should I add Carlos Beltran (he’s heating up, looks like he could finish strong) for Hosmer? or add him for Jesse Hahn or Chris Archer? the rest of my pitching is:

    Julio teheran
    Cliff Lee
    Corey Kluber
    Jake Arrieta
    Marcus Stroman
    Chris Archer
    Jesse Hahn
    DL Wacha

    I could drop Sin Doo Doo too…

    • rondelio says:
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      I could add Kolten wong too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran for Hosmer is fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, lose Choo

  148. Brett says:
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    Bogearts or prado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  149. J-FOH says:
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    I’m really happy I held onto Cobb, not so much with Qualls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: 5 ER in .2 innings? Yeah give him the hook. Fields needs to get his shot again. He’s been nails since coming off the DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’ve been rocking Josh Fields (and the other Josh Fields) a few times already in the last few weeks

  150. SteveNZ says:
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    Robertson. Jesus.

    Lester scratched from his start on Wednesday…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: We better get something amazing back for Lestah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No celebratory Gardner yay?

  151. goodfold2 says:
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    WTF K-Rob. must be drunk today or something.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: even if he gets beltre his whip will have gone up a whole .01 from .98 to 1.08

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        @goodfold2: ONLY good thing here for K-Rob owners is betances/warren also looked horrible. k-rob just wild, he didn’t get hit hard like betances did.

  152. goodfold2 says:
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    damn beckett. don’t think i can throw him away when only options are miley/santiago/mccarthy? i’m already obtaining shoemaker later this week. had this same thing with wily p in many leagues a while back. just bench him.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @goodfold2: Miley’s interesting though…kind of a stinker last start, but I’ve had him for like a month…good times

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Miley or McCarthy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: good news is mccarthy just had a bad start and miley won’t come off waivers till very early thursday morning. unless he’s very good he’ll still be there later. he was after all those good starts when i had him last week.

  153. Mello Yello says:
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    Amazingly Gregory Polanco (have you ever heard of him?) just got waived…T-Minus 5 hours until that comes around…oh Adam Eaton, you will do very well this year, but I’m really hoping tomorrow is your last game for me (him vs. AJax…yup, already knew the answer)…please make this happen!! I wanna start the Polancolypse!! (My friend actually dubbed it that, and then responded by dropping him for Desmond Jennings…so much for that…quitter)…yeah if he doesn’t pan out, I’ll happily go down with that ship

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone dropped him? Wow, they really really don’t know him…

  154. goodfold2 says:
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    liriano looks back. too bad (it’s still good) only places i still have him are 30/16 team leagues. he’s actually either gone or was kept (by ignorance) in all other leagues.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @goodfold2: streamed me up real nice in a 10 team tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, real nice game from him

  155. SteveNZ says:
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    Gardner!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @SteveNZ: B Jizz!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go!

  156. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    drop venable if these are my OF in NL only for crawford, he’s actually playing now over ethier. venable has been good lately. ruggiano/venable/puig/coglan/khris davis. start 4 per day.
    2. 20 team dynasty keep 25 per year. flip soria to DET owner (he asked like 4 days ago) for smith/ziegler. holds and RW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Crawford…Yeah, lose Soria

  157. goodfold2 says:
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    here’s one (i think i’ll be the winner tonight), anybody else have cotts/beckett/qualls/soria? good thing giles did well or i might be in trouble. ah h2h leagues. just a this week problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  158. Spammer Jay says:
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    Yo Grey! Just thought of a new possible razz glossary term for your consideration….to describe power hitters like, Carter, Dunn, Davis, Byrd, Alvarez, etc…

    Special K

    “Chris Davis was the man a season ago, but this year he’s nothing more than a Special K.”

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Spammer Jay: cant force the glossary terms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s pretty good…

    • Royce! says:
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      @Spammer Jay: speaking of Special K, K-Hole might also work.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Royce!: ha! If we’re forcing em, might as well build off it!

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Royce!: haha. that’s a good one.

  159. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    got back from fenway to discover that
    i was correct about gee’s start and wrong about cahill’s .
    ended up right behind home-plate … 1st row .
    though there was a row (1A) in front of us .
    1st time watching a game from behind the mesh .
    kinda weird .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Spammer Jay:

        corporate seats .
        $375 x 81 games / ticket .
        (that’s what the guy next to me said .)
        prices aren’t printed on the tickets .
        guess it’s one of those “if you have to ask …” things .

        • nick the dick says:
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          @costaricanchata: ive got a buddy who bought tickets to yanks last game of the year at fenway before jeter announced his retirement for 50 bucks. Worth a hell of alot more now.

        • Spammer Jay says:
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          @costaricanchata: very nice… it’s easily top 3 places to experience baseball.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Spammer Jay:

            prefer camden yards .

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @costaricanchata: Camden is nice. Cheap too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, great seats, sounds like fun…. Yeah, Gee was a mess, indeed…

  160. Peanut butter jelly time says:
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    Hi, I have a trade question. Usually I’m pretty good about knowing a good trade from a bad one, but this one is tough. 12 team points league. I was offered his E. Longoria and T. Tulo for my Miggy. Sounds like a no brainer for me to pull the trigger, but I already have Ian Desmond at short so don’t really need a SS. Longo has batted better since the All Star break, but still scares me. I’m doubting we’ll ever see the Longo of old this year. I’m not too sure if this actually makes my team better or not. Help please!

      • Peanut butter jelly time says:
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        Thanks for the reply Nick! I was leaning that way.
        @nick the dick:

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Peanut butter jelly time: no prob. Id make an ass of u and me and say grey would agree. Im also assuming its a redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nick

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: thought you would be somewhere cozying a coug or else i woulda just let you answer

        • Peanut butter jelly time says:
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          I could see Grey cozying a coug on his down time, good call.@nick the dick:

  161. nick the dick says:
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    Odorizzi or wheeler?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @nick the dick: o rizzi. jesus get this CUBS game over. arenado/alcantara now 2-8. do something arenado.

  162. Rob says:
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    Bonifacio or Lorenzo Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the wrong post, doode… Boneface

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