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On this Memorial Day, I’m left thinking about things as American as apple pie and fake-breasted women, but mostly I’m left contemplating how similar Memorial Day sounds to Michael Bay.  What better way to think of our country’s great holiday, than our real-life Uncle Sam of excessive special effects-laden movies.  You can make cars better than us Asia, but can you blow crap up on celluloid and make apocalyptic tripe like World War Z?  So, today, go outside and wish someone a Happy Michael Bay, he’s ours.  Also, ours is baseball, and a branch off of that is fantasy baseball, and a sub-section of that sub-section is hoarding prospect pitchers that are called up like Michael Wacha.  First (immediately after all that other first shizz), let’s see what our prospect writer, Scott, has said about him, “Wacha’s 2012 numbers were just plain silly:  0.86 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, 17.1 K/9 in 11 appearances across three levels (Rookie, High-A, Double-A).  Those 11 outings, however, only tallied up to 21 IP.  The Cardinals were keeping his workload light, and Wacha never worked through a batting order more than one time through.  That was the only criticism, the only reason to expect regression as he stepped up to Triple-A ball this season.  Well, Wacha’s done a fine job of quelling those concerns so far.  If only we could quell Grey as easily.”  Hey, what’s the big idea!?  I’m not sure where Wacha’s Ks have been thus far in Triple-A (under a 6 K/9), but his walks have been in check (~2.5 BB/9) and he has an ERA of 2.05 in 52 2/3 IP.  If he keeps his K-rate around there in the majors, he’s going to be strictly an NL-Only or 15-team mixed leagues and deeper play.  But he looks closer to a 7+ K-rate guy and someone I’d grab in all mixed leagues.  The upside is here for greatness; of course the downside of any rookie pitcher is here, as well.  All of this is assuming the Cards officially call him up, but the word around town is they’re about to.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Pete Kozma – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with three doubles.  The Cardinals love him for his defense, which means he’s garbage for us.  And they say fantasy ruins real baseball.  Pfft!

Shelby Miller – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Ever since his 13 K game, he’s yet to make it out of the 6th inning.  He might want to audit Pitch Management 101 at the University of Phoenix.

Austin Jackson – Could be out for a while.  Eligible to come off the DL today, but he’s not close to even running yet.  Why does Jackson sound like someone who needs to smoke less pot?  Has he lost motivation?  He needs to sit down with a guidance counselor and have some sense talked into him.

Torii Hunter – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer.  Terms of the agreement are still being ironed out, but Miggy agreed to take a base on balls if Hunter could have a homer.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks to move his record to 7-0.  Speaking of which, anyone who dares to trade him for Matt Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.

Ike Davis – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs.  On Saturday, Terry Collins wondered aloud if it was time to demote Ike Davis.  He said, “Don’t quote me on this, just thinking aloud, but I wonder if Ike Davis sucks so bad that he should go to Triple-A, Double, Single or just start again in Little League.”

Shaun Marcum – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Whatever, the Mets can just call up Wheeler to play 1st base.

Lucas Duda – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  Guess how many RBIs he has on 9 homers?  Nope, lower.  Keep going.  No, Quick On Your Feet, the number is over nine.  He has 16.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd in as many games.  Feels like that’s the first time I’ve said that about A-Gon in two years.  Did the Padres hypnotize him to think every park was Petco before shipping him out?  Yes, probably, that is a likely scenario, and would explain why A-Gon walks around the clubhouse barking like a dog.

John Axford – After The Muppet Master, Jim Henderson, hurt himself, Roenicke indicated Axford would not be the closer any time soon.  I’d grab dor-K — damn, dyslexia!

Yovani Gallardo – 4 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He might be a swell guy in real life, who just happens to forget to take a cab when he’s drunk even though he has like thirty million dollars, but owning him in fantasy makes me think he’s a miserable prick.  Can’t you right the effin’ ship already?!  You’re making me frickin’ nauseous!

Jordy Mercer – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  Fun fact!  When he introduces himself, he says Jordy Mercer Mercer me.

Jerome Williams – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks and the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start.  SON, “I have power of you, and I have gas.  Excuse me.”

Ernesto Frieri – Got the save.  His stuff has been more hit than miss, but (if the preceding was a negative) he’s cemented in the closer role for now. (Yes, I said ‘cemented’ and ‘for now.’  Would you like some cheese with your hedge?)

J.B. Shuck – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and 7 for his last 11.  Has a bit of speed, but not much value, except maybe for a quick hot bat injection.  I do love J.B. Shuck on Curb Your Enthusiasm though.

Mike Moustakas – Sat out twice this weekend and I didn’t need your nudge, I dropped Mostsuckass on Friday.  May he accidentally step in crap every day for the rest of his life.

Chris Perez – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Left yesterday’s game with a pinch in his shoulder.  He’s got crabs!  I’d grab Vinnie Pestano immediately.  Not fast enough.  Drop him and pick him up again, but faster this time.  Faster!

Corey Kluber – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  If you started Kluber, you got stones of steel.  If you own Kluber and DJ LeMahieu, you better get more energy drinks and glow sticks, cause the kids are gonna go through them.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 8th homer, batting .248 with 10 steals, not in this game that would be a record until Billy Hamilton is called up.

Nick Swisher – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  The homer stood up to a challenge by the Red Sox manager that Swisher’s sideburns were too far down his face.

Clay Buchholz – Scratched from his start with collarbone irritation.  Nothing a little Coppertone can’t fix!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th steal, but only one homer so far.  Member that year he hit 32 homers?  No?  Well, Ellsbury doesn’t either apparently.

Stephen Drew – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd steal to tie him with David Ortiz, who stole 3rd for the 2nd time in the last week.  Note to opposing teams, don’t put the ‘Ortiz shift’ on when he’s already at 2nd base.

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Strasburg is so money, this Indian doode with a solid gold t-shirt is his personal chef.  “How about I tikka masala up some hot dogs for you?”  That was overheard when Strasburg was looking through his fridge.

Stephen Lombardozzi – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Rudy and I grabbed this schmohawk in one league after rocking a monster trade (Heyward and Chris Perez for Howie Kendrick and Marco Estrada; we got Jokey Smurf’d bad with Perez).  Lombardozzi is playing instead of Espinosa, due to the latter having a broken wrist.  Something that sure would’ve been nice to know about, say, I don’t know, when it happened!  Lombardozzi is a 7-ish homer, 15-ish steal guy, but his value is depleted if he is A) batting 8th B) Going to lose time to Danny Wristnosogooda C) There’s no C.

Ben Francisco – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to change the first two letters of his name to “Sa.”

Eduardo Nunez – Shut down after feeling a little something.  Nunez tried to play it off, saying he was just cutting onions, but the tears made it obvious he felt something.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer to go along with his 9 steals and .259 average.  This was his 2nd homer this weekend and I love him.

Alex Cobb – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks (2.66 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia 7 IP, 7 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks (3.96 ERA).  It’s lazy to just say Cobb has been better than Sabathia.  So, I’ll say he’s been much better.

Sean Rodriguez – 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Joe Maddon and his cockamamie platooning had Joyce (and Kelly Johnson) out for two days this weekend for Ryan Tattooey Roberts and You Don’t Deserve The Something-Rod Nickname.  I’d continue to roll with Joyce (and Johnson), but obviously it’s ideal if you can have a bench hitter to put in when the Rays are facing a lefty.

James Loney – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer and his .398 OBP batting 7th while Tattooey and his .288 OBP hit 2nd.  Buddy Holly glasses may make you look smart, Maddon, but that’ll be the day.

Adam Lind – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and a huge 10 for his last 19 with a homer.  I put him in Friday’s Buy/Sell because the Hitter-Tron said this guy would be hot this weekend.  The Hitter-Tron also said he likes to rub his face into steel brillo pads, so you just gotta know what to focus on with our horny robot.

Munenori Kawasaki – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs.  His name literally translates to motorcycle wrapped in seaweed paper, and he’s been mildly hot recently.  He’s not much long term, but I’d grab for a little hot schmotato action.

Hector Santiago – Moved to the bullpen after Danks returned.  Hector won’t stay 10,000 square meters from the rotation, but you can lose him for now.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  It was the only hit he had this weekend to go along with 6 Ks, lowering his average to .159.  Hey, I’m a donkey-phile as much as the next weirdo raised in New Jersey, but how can they possibly justify keeping him in the clean-up spot?

Ian Kennedy – Scratched from his start due to his finger.  Well, stop scratching!

Tyler Skaggs – Will get today’s start in place of Kennedy as he goes against the Rangers and another top lefty prospect that hasn’t looked terrific so far, Martin Perez (his rest of the season projections on his player page are hideous).  I’ll be watching this game like a cyclops with a monocle, but I’m not currently adding either of them.  Skaggs is the more intriguing of the two, since he’s in the NL West, but he’s also called up for just this start unless Kennedy has a setback.

Martin Prado – 4-for-4, and 7 for his last 8, average up to .257.  When he was batting .217 entering May, I should’ve told you to buy him.  There’s no reason why he should’ve been that bad other than lousy luck.  Oh, well.  As Lauryn Hill says, you might win some, but you just lost one.  Then she calls up Amanda Bynes for a play date at the crazy house.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 1.71.  His big blemish came by giving up a homer to Carlos Quentin, because Quentin doesn’t want anyone to have anything nice.

Santiago Casilla – Out with knee surgery to remove a cyst.  The medical term for the procedure is all-cysts-dem-go.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-3 with his 2nd steal, but had a costly error that caused the game to be a blow out for the Giants.  Hey, Walt Weiss, Carney Lansford could manage you under the table!

Jason Castro – 4-for-4, 1 run on Saturday and 3-for-4 with 2 homers on Saturday.  Guess who picked him up in one of our leagues on Thursday?  Thank you for sucking, Jesus Montero!  (commence catcher questions in 3, 2…)

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and 4-for-4 on Saturday with a homer as he hits .326 with 7 homers.  For Billy Beane’s latest trick, he’s replaced Josh Donaldson with Ryan Zimmerman.  Where’s Michael Lewis with his latest, Phoneyball?

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Lastros.  Like paper beats rock, Colon beats crap.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp… SLURP!

Raul Ibanez – 1-for-6 with a homer.  Put away all sharp objects.  Okay, you ready?  Ibanez has 9 homers, which is one more than Josh Hamilton.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-6 with his first homer.  Too bad Ron Washington can’t sit still, keeps rubbing his nose and moving him in and out of the lineup.

Kevin Gregg – Got the Win in extras.  I don’t usually mention closers when they’re going well — long live, Addison Reed! — but I just had to point out that Kevin Gregg has an ERA of 0.00 through 13 1/3 innings.  If it starts raining frogs, you have been warned.

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer to go along with his five steals.  Someone dropped him in my RCL, and I can understand it.  He hasn’t been bad, but this fantasy shizz is supposed to be fun, and owning Soriano has to be soul-crushingly yawnstipating.

Matt Garza – 4 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Solid start when he just comes off the DL, which you probably got sonavabenched on, then this start.  If you don’t want to play nice Garza, there’s always Michael Wacha.  In Podcast Nick’s voice, you have been advised.

Ryan Ludwick – Timetable to return is mid-August.  Unfortunate for those who named their fantasy teams, Ludwick Van Beatyoass.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks as he flew in the face of my Sell.  Who do you think you are?  Chris Davis?  Don’t you dare fly into my Sell’s face.  (Fast side effects of medicine voice, “This was an easy start vs. the Cubs; I’d continue to look to sell him.”)

Cole Hamels – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m really not 100% sure what to make of Hamels so far.  Hold on, I wanna call Ms. Cleo of the Psychic Friends Hotline.  “Hello, Ms. Cleo?”  “Hey, child, how you doing with your fine moo-stache?”  “Good, Ms. Cleo, question for you.  What do you see happening with Hamels this year?”  “What a good question from such a handsome, young man!  To think, you so fine and so smart–”  Okay, that shizz is $1.99 per minute, so I don’t have the money for her to be rambling.  Honestly, because Hamels’s shoulder is such an unknown (even though there’s been no mention of it since January as causing concerns) and he hasn’t been pitching well, I’d just stay away, unless the price to trade for him was dirt cheap.  If you have him, hold and pray.

Matt Wieters – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st steal.  This comes after back-to-back 0-for-4 games.  See you again in four days, Wieters!

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer in the last 4 games.  Where is he on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater?  Near the top ten?  Oh, weird, that’s where I had him in the preseason too.  What a coinkydink!

Miguel Gonzalez – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  When you’re K’ing more hitters than innings, you have my attention.  When you’re not doing that on the reg, I’m not as interested.  Next he gets the Tigers, which would be good if the Marlins had traded their whole team to the Tigers and not just Miggy.

Jim Johnson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  JJ looks like dy-no-shite.  Showalter can say Johnson is their closer, but unless they want to keep losing games, they will go to Darren O’Day.  After you failed with the Pestano pickup, let’s try again.  Ready, set… False start.  Come on back.  Hey, where you going?

673 Responses

  1. Connor says:
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    SPs: madbum, bailey, scherzer, burnett, minor, gausman, beachy
    Rps: nathan, janssen, wilhemsen, henderson/krod

    in a 7×7 league with at 1500ip limit, would you drop gausman for darren o’day?

  2. a1r fann1ng says:
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    lind or arenado for everyday CI slot?

    joe smith or rex brothers for most likely to get SVs

  3. deebo says:
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    What up Grey?
    Who you like better K-Rod or Joe Smith?
    Thanks bro

  4. Dave says:
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    Hold Peralta or go for O’Day. Maddon seems pretty committed to Rod Piece.

  5. Alex says:
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    Nice late night work.

    Cody Allen have a chance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: He could, sure

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Grab Pestano, not Smith

  6. slicke5 says:
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    Word from Cardinals camp is rookie Michael Blazek is getting the call over Wacha.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @slicke5:

      Blazek is a reliever. Likely holding the roster spot until they call up Wacha.

    • Colin says:
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      @slicke5:

      Blazek is the closer or AA Springfield and not even close to being stretched out to start.

  7. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Gausman or Wacha?

  8. chisox22 says:
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    Why are you selling on j. cueto? Not even 10 team roto?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @chisox22:

      He doesn’t mean drop him. Just means to sell high on him. Doesn’t have the k’s and is constantly beating his FIP.

  9. Piranhaman says:
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    hi Grey,
    i wanna know your choice.

    1) if you drop one? (Lo Cain/ Kubel/ R. Martin)

    2) for whom? (Joe Smith/ O’Day – are they legit to pick up?)

    thanks. :)

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Piranhaman: + Joel Peralta. who would you pick up? Smith, O’Day, or Peralta?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Grab Pestano, not Smith

  10. Jasper says:
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    I picked up Wacha and dunked my second catcher in a 1-catcher league. Figured Rosario would be enough, despite the regular days off. I followed your advice on Prado too, bee-tee-dubs. Snagged him off of waivers in both my 10 team (last Wednesday, for Rutledge) and my 12-team league (today, for Brandon Crawford). And didn’t you have a ‘buy’ advice on Kipnis too, a while back? Followed that too; traded for him on Friday.

    Man, I really need to start doing this myself. “Do you guys have a great section of do-it-yourself? Do you like to do it yourself? Sometimes? I mean, if the mood strikes?”

    Oh, and Profar homered last year already, early September; this was merely his first homerun of the season / the first he’s hit while batting lead-off, not his first big league homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jasper: Ah… Thanks for the heads up on Profar, my bad… Nice on those Buys!

  11. Jasper says:
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    Dang it, slick5 is right. The Cards have called up Blazek: http://goo.gl/pttzR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jasper: That’s not connected to Wacha, see above

  12. Worm Turner says:
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    Greetings Grey-seph,
    Is this Chris-mas Davis guy for real?

    His perifs dont look too insane, 27 yr’s old, he’s even improved his BB/K ratio, should I put down the pipe now?
    Perfect sell high candidate, or could he be a keeper just getting started?

    I’m in a 10 team keeper forever /h2h/ points league and I’m a bit worried about keeping Pujols.
    I’m pretty flush w/ young SP’s, would a Corbin or Gausman/ Davis hoagie seem fair for a Votto or Goldie?

    I also have long-time keeper Supernatural @ C/1B so I’m not totally screwed.
    Hold on to Davis and Santana or get to dealing?

    Looking to trade Albert once he hits a hot streak, it will be sad, but the mans looking tired.

    Thanks, loving the new features btw!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Worm Turner: I said to sell Davis a few times, but I’d want market price… In a keeper, that’s a lot… I’d take Votto or Goldie in that trade..

  13. mUshi says:
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    hey grey! which side do you want.. kipnis, john buck and heath bell for wilin rosario, altuve and lance lynn. st
    andard roto. thanks!

  14. RockyTop says:
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    Wacha or Odorizzi? and both over Morrow?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RockyTop: Wacha if both up… I’d drop Morrow in most leagues

      • inertiatic says:
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        @Grey: But I loved Morrow and all his K’s, and so did you, over the Internet friend. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, but he’s looked bleh for a stretch now…

  15. Dan says:
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    Just traded Segura for Heyward. I have asdrubal to replace him at SS. Good deal for me?

    My RP are: Perez, Perkins, Parnell, Krod. Joe Smith, O’Day, Brothers, and Peralta are all available. Hold or pick up one of the available RP? (I would have to drop a RP to pick one up)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Sounds solid… Smith over Perez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Grab Pestano, not Smith

  16. bossmanjunior says:
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    I wasn’t aware Buchholz got in a fight with Quentin.

    Btw reports are that Price hasn’t started throwing yet and could be out till mid June.

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    Would like to pick up a starter this week. I would have to drop either Veras or Joe Smith. My other closers are Perkins and Street. Hold both relievers or drop one for:

    Gausman @WAS
    Wacha vKC
    Milone @SF
    Tillman vWAS
    De la Rosa @HOU
    Phelps vNYM
    Estrada @MIN

    Rank your top 3 if you please. Thanks!

  18. dk says:
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    Ike Davis or Moustakas this week? FMFBBL

    • Chris J says:
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      @dk: go with nobody and you’ll come out ahead of those two.

      • dk says:
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        @Chris J: If I could, I would, but I can’t. If Ike doesn’t get sent down today, I’m leaning towards him. Is there a word for this, where your choices are between a bunch of deadweights?

        • Steve says:
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          i have same issue with those two. I dropped Ike on friday when he K’d four times for the third time this year and now added him and dropped moustakas because ike got two singles last night… and one was even a legit hit. Never mind that there are probably 50 better choices on the waiver wire right now. I’m officially addicted to crap… a crapoholic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Neither are gonna be in the majors by next Sunday… Moustakas

  19. Hondo says:
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    No recent head league.Hungover,still drunk or not sure?

  20. One Man Crusade says:
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    For this week, and moving forward, Domonic Brown or Brett Gardner. I am blinded by the fact I benched Brown for Gardner and lost RBI by one this week.

  21. c0wfunk says:
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    Hey mister mister.. Advices poor favor:

    Grabbed lucroy to cover sal Perez and his grandma.. Which you prefer ros? Having 2 catchers is cramping my style…

    Gardner and loney coming up on waivers after being dropped.. I’ve got marte, mclouth, Frazier, Dominic brown, aoki, and nava that I juggle into 2 Util and my third of.. Any you’d drop for Gardner or lonely?

    12 team mixed h2h cats including obp and tb.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: Perez… Gardner over Brown…

  22. quarto says:
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    Peralta, Joe Smith, K-rod

    I have them all and at least one of them should get the role long term right?

    So if Grilli and Bailey are my only real closers + those 3 would you trade Bailey+Cueto for any of Gio/Latos/Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quarto: Yeah… Peralta..>Sure

  23. TheNewGuy says:
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    Looking for a struggling starter that you’ve more hope in that I can send YoGa for. Im sick of watching this goon throw fastballs right down the middle that get murdered out of the park.

    Wanna jump ship on him now while I can. Obviously Cain’s a good target (if a bit optismistic) if his owners worrying, any other buy-low type starters I can aim for? I don’t have confidence in Gallardo turning things around, his stuff just seems down…looks like a Timmy Jim’s shituation to me.

    • Adam Wainwright, III says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Why would an owner of a struggling starter want to trade him for a worse struggling starter?

  24. BryanK says:
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    Nate McLouth is sitting out on waivers staring me in the face (I find it hard to trust him) worth a grab for the not so hot Todd Frazier?

    Thanks!

  25. Fecal Matters says:
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    I hear you on Gallardo. El Nino is killing me………..throw Matt Cain in the mix and my staff is a tick away from life-support.

  26. Ryan says:
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    Need a stream today
    Oridozzi vs marlins
    Chacin at Astros
    Quintana vs cubs
    Thx!

  27. Two-start Pick? says:
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    Gausman @Wash, Det or Maholm @Tor, Wash?

  28. Benny says:
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    In a league that counts both saves and holds as separate categories – would you rather have Pestano or J. Smith?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Grab Pestano, not Smith

  29. Fungazi says:
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    Is Miley’s dead arm back? Is he even worth owning in 12 M anymore? He’s only really had 4 good starts this year.

  30. Professor Chaos says:
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    New team name: Wacha Flacha Flame

  31. Revenge of the NNNEEERRRRDDDDDSSSS!!! says:
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    13-team, 5×5 roto with QS:

    Option 1: activate Odo from my minors roster (and drop Rex Brothers). If I activate Odo, I can’t demote him back to the minors unless TB does it in real life. Or I drop him if he gets pounded too much too often.

    Option 2: keep Odo on minors roster indefinitely. Can keep him there until he loses rookie eligibility.

  32. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Would you start Strailey today?

    • dk says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: I’m rolling him out and crossing my fingers. SF isn’t an automatic start anymore (#12 in wOBA), but it is a home game and I’m stubborn about Straily.

    • centerfieldballhawk says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Straly gets a very favorable start later in the week against the White Sox. I think he figured something out in his last start. Roll with him.

  33. Erich Traum says:
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    2 weeks ago I trade away Samardijza for Hamels. I’ve lost the last two weeks in a row. Boy do I miss Samardjiza.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Erich Traum: I still like that trade for you. Hamels was dominant yesterday until a fairly unlucky 7th inning. Im trying to buy him.

  34. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Who do I go with at 2nd base this week. Profar, David Adams, or Bonifacio? Thanks!

  35. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Is it finally time to face the fact that I drafted a guy named BJ and give his roster spot to someone who might actually contribute this season? Thanks Grey.

  36. Sean says:
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    Hey Grey, would it be safe to say that Casilla had to cease and de-cyst?

  37. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey… Do you think Rutledge or Adam Lind are good pickups for long term? I would have to pick one if so. Thanks!

      • Frank White says:
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        I don’t know if Henderson is coming back as the closer after DL do you? I picked up K-Rod in case

        • Frank White says:
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          Either way I wanted to know if you would drop Henderson and pickup Lind or Kelly Johnson? I already have Mujica, Heath Bell, n K-rod

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could

          • Frank White says:
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            why you think Johnson isn’t long term? the only thing is that he’s 2nd and OF..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Johnson is a 2nd baseman or a middle infielder, not a UTIL guy…

  38. TheNewGuy says:
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    I was sure you were gonna come up with the title “waka waka, its time for Africa”. But hey the current ones pretty good too. I take it this is what you’re referring too, long time ago huh, I was in junior school when they were popular:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ

    O’Day or O’Brother (Brothers) if save chasing? Also Coello or McGee in deeper leagues?

  39. Frank White says:
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    Oh and also my bad about the question in the other blog. I messed up writing it. I meant, Is Jim Henderson going to go back and take the closer job when he comes back??? I picked up K-Rod but I still have Henderson just in case

    • Frank White says:
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      I don’t have anybody , besides a DL, on my batting bench right now. That’s why I was wondering if you think I should drop Henderson cause I also got Mujica, Heath Bell and K-Rod now. Drop or keep Henderson??

      • Frank White says:
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        my bad I forgot to add that I would probly grab Kelly Johnson if you think I should drop him.. I’ve been trying to make room for him

  40. malamoney says:
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    How long are you going to continue saying to hold on Kneepads Upton as opposed to dropping for a guy like Josh Willingham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: I’d go with Willingham, but I wouldn’t drop him for a flavor of the week…

  41. malamoney says:
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    One start Teheran (WAS) or two-start Morrow (ATL, SD)?

  42. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Ortiz now has as many stolen bases as Castro, in half the time. And Castro only has 3 homers on the year. Is he going to come around?

    • Evil Grey says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: Come around to what? Hit 12 HR’s with 70 RBI? He’s on that pace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fenway Fungus: Yikes on Ortiz and him… I think he’ll get hot at some point, yeah…

  43. One Man Crusade says:
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    Profar of Kelly Johnson?

  44. MoneyMike says:
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    In a 10 teamer, my only offensive weakness is at C with MMontero. I’m fine selling low on Hamels, but is Hamels for Rosario a bad move?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MoneyMike: I don’t love it, but it could turn out totally fine for you…

  45. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’ve added Wheeler and Wacha to join Cashner and McCarthy as my back-end SP. With the Chris Perez DL news, should I drop any of them to snag C Allen for the great saves chase?

    Thanks as always!

      • ferris says:
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        @Grey: pestano is getting 1st crack per tito

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ferris: Yeah, just saw that, that’s crazy…

  46. chillmodious says:
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    Grey…

    1.Stream Odorizzi or Jo-Fer today? (both pitching in Tampa)

    2. Stream George from the Rose tomorrow @ Houston?

    Thanks!

  47. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pick 2 rookie nookies ROS: Wheeler, Gausman, Wacha. 12 tm roto, IP limit; can keep any of them in rd 10 but probably won’t, but they could be tradeable to teams with weak keepers.

  48. Steve Stevenson says:
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    OBP league, give Bruce for Headley? Currently have Gyprko/Lawrie at 3B, OF is stacked.

  49. 2 Giant rings says:
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    It’s crazy enough I picked up Kickham in a deep 20 team league, am I beyond crazy if I leave him active against the A’s in O.Co?

  50. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    E. Gattis, J. Castro, Y. Gomes, A. Pierzynski, or J.. Lucroy ?

  51. Charles says:
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    “I said where’d you get your information from huh?”

  52. Tanpop says:
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    Weekly 12 team H2H

    Considering Harpers knee injury…should I go with Harper or Lorenzo Cain this week?

  53. Tanpop says:
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    Need a catcher – Castro, Buck, or Martin this week?

  54. Racehorse says:
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    Grey… is Rutledge stash worthy in a 16 team dynasty league (24 keepers)?

  55. Joeg414 says:
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    Please pick two out of the these to start: LeMahieu, Iglesias,Bonifacio,Lombardozzi. 13 team deep 6×6 mixed daily roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: Bonifacio, Lombardozzi

  56. viewblocked says:
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    Hill/Harper for McCutchen…which side?

  57. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Ok to drop Morrow or do you think he turns it around? Thanks.

  58. SlurveS says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Disregarding the possibility that Julio Teheran might get sent back to the minors, who do see as having more value going forward, him or Starling Marte?

    Thanks!

  59. Beastman says:
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    Yesterday I’m on my way home in Brooklyn when I hear the guy walking in front of me answer his phone and say, “Hello, this is Grey.” And I thought, could this be Grey Albright? I move in for a closer look and notice this guy is about 27, non-mustachioed, and walking with a non-cougar Asian girl. Couldn’t be THE Grey, I thought, and stopped being a creepy guy on the sidewalk. Although I almost walked past him and said, “Razzball?”

    Of course, later I realized your identity is a matter of national security, and that it was possible I was face-to-back-of-head with the one and only Grey Albright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: You should’ve said hello. OR SHOULD YOU HAVE?!

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: It WAS you! Or, it was YOU?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both

  60. Targaryen says:
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    I am wondering about Dickey. Is he done? Had a league mate drop him in my 10 teamer. This guy had built himself a good solid team, good enough for 1st for now; Did he over react? Would you grab him, I would be dropping Niece for him

  61. MattH says:
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    Nice write-up, Grey. Information overload.
    I now have Gausman, Odorizzi, Wheeler, and Wacha in most leagues.
    Is this a good problem to have?

  62. lesterp says:
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    Would you drop Ryu, Ogando or Phelps for Wacha?

    My SP has been a train wreck (read Hamels and Dickey)…at least I got Beachy stashed.

  63. chillmodious says:
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    One more… Veras or Joe Smith?

    *sigh*

  64. Clyde Prompto says:
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    There’s some scuttlebutt that Nick Franklin is being called up today. Perhaps he can ease the pain of the aggrieved Rutledge owners.

      • Joe says:
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        Can you rank these SS options for the rest of this season? Espinosa, Dee Gordon, Didi Gregarious, Nick Franklin, Josh Rutledge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franklin, Rutledge

  65. Pope says:
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    Hey Grey, hope you’re having a good holiday weekend. I’m in a closer dilemma right now, I would like to pick up Smith, K-Rod, O’day (I’m assuming that’s your order?), but not sure of who to drop. I’m thinking Jansen, but my staff looks like:

    Cain, Cobb, Cahill, Maholm, Garza, Gausman, Wacha, Straily (streaming today)

    Nathan, Parnell, Jansen

    I don’t really have any hitters to dispose of (De Aza, Viciedo, BJ?)
    ESPN 12 Team H2H
    Thanks a lot

  66. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I picked up Jason Castro too! Player musical chairs with catchers is fun!

    So my team is need of some steals. I have Alexei Ramirez at SS at the moment. But would you do the following trade:

    Alexei Ramirez
    K-Rod

    for

    Alcides Escobar

    I have three other closers. This is a 12 team roto league.

    Alexei hasn’t been too bad this year. More steals than expected so far. No pop though. Similar numbers to Alcides so far. I’m thinking of holding for now until K-Rod gets a few saves and takes the job outright.

  67. Oppo Taco says:
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    Drop haren for Franklin? He’s got the call. Haren has been riding my bench for ages. Rotation : MadBum, shields, Harvey, Zimmerman, Gausman, haren, wheeler.
    DL- ogando
    My current SS is A Cab.
    Thanks grey

  68. John Mycell says:
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    ROS for R, 2b, avg, rbi: Berkman, Loney, Belt, Morales, Alonso, Moreland? (these are my 1b options. I will now immolate myself to God Bless America.) If I had to pick one to stick with who would be best overall and a potential star, who would it be?

  69. ferris says:
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    nick franklin or matt dominguez?

  70. Hurling DarvishesSenesma'earlham says:
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    What is a reasonable bat to get for Harvey or Kimbrel? Is segura or Castro too low?

  71. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY GREY!! Reading through some of these questions is hurting my head today. Seems like an excessive number of dumb questions. That said, heres mine; I already dropped Cano for Wacha and was wondering if you think trading away Kershaw for Veras would be a good idea. Its either that or trade Trout for Fernando Rodney and go mow my lawn wearing a blindfold and a wedding dress. Thanks for all the great advise (on a serious note) got me in first all year so far

  72. centerfieldballhawk says:
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    Happy Michael Bay Day. Would you deal Pence and Gausman for Yoenis Cespedes? I know Pence was a sell a few weeks back.

  73. cory says:
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    I am trying to deepen my staff. I was offered yoenis and morrow for sandoval and pence. I have uggla, gyorko (2b,3b) and lawrie. What do you think? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cory: I’d want Sandoval

  74. tomscuba2004 says:
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    weekly settings.

    Greinke getting LAA and going to Coors
    Milone at SF
    Fister at Pittsburg

    Need to watch my ratio’s.

    Who would you start o sage one?

  75. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Is it time to be stashing Yelich in deep mixers?

  76. Ziggy says:
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    I will need to drop at least one if not two pitchers soon. I have wheeler on the bench and have josh Johnson on the DL. We start 10 pitchers and have quality starts instead of wins. Which one/two do u drop?

    Johnson, haren, Chris Tilman, feldman, Tommy milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ziggy: Johnson, Haren

  77. Wudaben says:
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    With Nick Franklin being called up, looks like maybe a 15 homer/steal kinda guy. How would you compare Franklin to Aybar, Cozart, didi, drew, etc?

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @Wudaben: Thank you for this comment. I hadn’t noticed that he got called up, although I was just checking up on him yesterday. I managed to snag him in my RCL where I’ve been stuck with Florimon and David Adams at 2B/MI, so again, THANK YOU!

  78. plasmaj says:
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    I’ve been been offered Parnell for my Jose Fernandez. Would you take it? Parnell would replace League for me – though H Bell also available on waivers. It’s a weekly league with no innings limit so JFer’s short pitch counts and no wins get pretty frustrating, but paying for saves feels wrong.

  79. dk says:
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    Braun/Latos or Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Braun

  80. John says:
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    Happy Michael Bay! What are your thoughts about trading my Rios/Janssen for his Longoria or my Ellsbury/Janssen for his Wright? Like either, neither or both? Should I be worried much about injuries to either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: You too! I’d take Wright

  81. alejandro says:
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    Hi Grey pease help me make this decision: What you thing of this Rest of season:
    -Konerko, Kendrys Morales, frazier, alonso, or Swisher
    -Ethier frazier, or swisher for OF3
    -Stats H2H: avg, ops,k , h, hr, rbi, xbh, sb

    Tnxs!!!

      • alejandro says:
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        @Grey:
        Tnxs Grey!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. The Thumb says:
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    Pestano to serve as Indians closer FYI

  83. The Flayed Man says:
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    Great article as always…

    Would you trade Ryan Zimmerman/Goldschmidt for Wright/AGon/Desmond. I have no SS as I lost Rutledge. 14 team roto 6×6 OBS/Holds.

    Thanks.

  84. Black Wing says:
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    Dynasty trade: 14 6×6 roto:

    Fielder/Hamels/Didi/Pestano for Starlin Castro/Braun?

    I was thinking of countering with Feilder/Kemp/Didi/Peavy for his Braun/Castro
    I have Reyes on DL.

    Thanks, man. great stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Black Wing: I’d take Castro… Sure, counter… Thanks!

  85. los locos says:
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    have henderson and jensen, need to drop one in order to get a closer, who?

    holland, jansan blue jays, smith or vinnie indians closer…

  86. los locos says:
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    should rizzo be benched for moreland?

  87. Andrew W says:
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    Would you trade Matt Holliday for Jered Weaver?

    • Andrew W says:
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      @Andrew W: Follow Up. Would you trade Matt Holliday for David Wright?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Andrew W: I’d take Wright, Holliday, in that order

  88. Wudaben says:
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    Need a quick closer report… Johnson has cost me two weeks in a row and I’m done. Who do you like for most upside between Bailey, Holland, Parnell, Frieri & Perkins?

  89. jfields55 says:
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    drop wheeler for wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there

  90. sanfran1966 says:
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    Would you rather own Lackey or Gausman?

    Start Gausman @ Washinton?

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @sanfran1966:

      Gausman is back-to-back Wasingh & Detroit

      Lackey gets the Phils,,,this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman… Yup

  91. Racehorse says:
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    Grey… one more for the road…

    Today: start Snider (3 for 9 career vs Verlander) or start Dietrich (vs Odorizzi).

    Thanks, and Happy Memorial Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider, thanks, you too!

  92. los locos says:
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    parnell or holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell

  93. Benito says:
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    You’re in fine form this morning Grey. Tip ‘O The Cap to you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  94. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Out of these 4 who are you starting regularly? Belt, Profar, Frazier, and Brantley. Hitter Tron likes Frazier and Brantley more regularly but Belt has been en fuego

    • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: Oh, pick 2 of the 4. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Frazier

  95. Silky says:
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    Is Shelby for Prado fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more for Shelby

  96. The Thumb says:
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    Give Gausman one more shot against WAS or pick up K-Rod?

    Relievers (sv+holds) are: Gregg, Valverde, Peralta, pestano, Robertson

    Thanks as always

  97. Rus1025 says:
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    Bleacher report just said that Carlos Martinez is being sent down to AAA, Love the blog Grey, I have a dilemma with who to start in the outfield, day to day Cuddyer, Crawford, Jennings or Prado? Please help.

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @Rus1025:

      Des got dropped in the line-up today. Zobrist is leading off…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Crawford…

  98. chillmodious says:
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    Better Util, Moreland or Kendrys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  99. Rus1025 says:
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    I only mentioned the CMart info because so many comments regarding Wacha lately.

  100. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Which of these 4 do I lose if I have to drop 1 of them? Frazier, Morse, Viciedo, Morneau.

    Also, for the Indians closer gig, it’s funny to see Pestano get the call since Smith was already gone and I got stuck with grabbing Pestano yesterday. Same thing happened with Boston when Bailey went down, Uehara was gone and I got stuck with settling for Tazawa. Hopefully this nets me more saves than the Boston situation did, lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo… nice!

  101. Jiggles says:
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    Trade proposal: Dexter Fowler for Lance Lynn…which side do you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  102. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Griffin (@SF later this week) for Quintana (vs ChC and @Oak this week)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. Andrew says:
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    14 Team h2h League

    Current SP: BumG, Scherzer, Peavy, CC, Wood, Hughes, Quintana, and Nolasco

    Have Kinsler on the dl and currently playing Mark Ellis and Pedro Florimon at 2B and MI

    Would you move CC for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I probably wouldn’t if I had Kinsler

  104. Mariner Mike says:
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    Don’t know if I’m doing this fantasy baseball correctly. Loaded at pitching, have Kershaw,Ryu,Sherzer,Corbin,Samarja,Harvey,Gausman,and Wheeler stashed. My OF Cespedes,Elsbury,Marte,D.Brown,and Cuddyer. besides Cuddyer all playing not so productive. Is it time to try and make a trade for more offense using staff or be patient and see if Cespdes and crew play the way they’re supposed to? Thank you again for your help!

    • Mariner Mike says:
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      @Mariner Mike: 10 team league thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for hitting

      • Mariner Mike says:
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        @Grey: Which pitcher or pitcher’s would you trade?

  105. SmokeTNT says:
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    Straily or Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily for this week

      • SmokeTNT says:
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        @Grey: ROS?

  106. Dkohn says:
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    ~,

    1) Straily, Jorge De La Rosa, Quintana, Leake, Odorizzi, Miguel Gonzalez, Skaggs, which 2 you want on your team?
    2) ROS Nolan Arenado or Will Venable?
    3)
    4) ROS Josh Donaldson or Nolan Arenado

    Thanks Grey

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Dkohn: I dropped Arenado for Donaldson last week. At some point we all have to recognize Donaldson is better than everyone thought he was. Arenado is going to have rookie slumps along the way and needs to take more walks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… 1) Straily, Quintana 2) Arenado 4) Donaldson

  107. los locos says:
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    this should be the last week to consider bj upton a bench player… and make him dropable for a guy like taveras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras has nowhere to play right now.

  108. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Needed one more solid SP since Morrow and Estrada crapped out so I traded Matt Carpenter for Minor. Good trade?

    Also, the video link for the Jokey definition doesn’t work anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah…Thanks for the heads up on Jokey. Trade is solid, yeah

  109. jack says:
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    Franklin is getting called up. Do you like him or Alcides Escobar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  110. Mariner Mike says:
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    Dom. Brown,Matt Joyce, or K. Morales who do you like NEED some offense! Is Prado coming to life multiple positions could be valuble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado is, read the post…

  111. MJD TOok A Knee says:
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    Hi Grey you would drop Aybar for Franklin? I need some steals out of the MI at least. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  112. J-Lef says:
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    Hi Grey,

    My team is getting balanced and moving up the board – thanks to Razzball’s braintrust!

    My team’s position in R and SB is pretty stagnant, 3 out of 11 in roto with OPS&K/9.

    Would you do either of these trades, and are they fair?

    1)Grilli for Kipnis (currently have Zobrist and Profar at 2b)
    2)Corbin for Carlos Gomez (who has come down to earth a bit)

    ‘MURICA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Kipnis 2) Corbin

  113. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    gausman or wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha if both in majors

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: its an NL thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bingo

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: update on day 10 of I can’t make a f**king trade in any league. I am starting to think that no one values good pitching, unless they want to trade a bad pitcher for your good pitcher

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yeah, it’s tough to trade sometimes… You might need to give what appears to be the worst side of the trade… Like Oaktown Steve mentioned the other day to you…

              • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                @Grey: Oh I have, but as we talked earlier, Burnett has less value than he did on draft day even though he is throwing like a 2, everyone harps on Samardjiza’s wins, which I get but i don’t, I think Zimmerman’s K’s turn some people off, even though eh gets a win every time he takes the hill, Peavy is getting low balled to death (am I missing something on him). In my one league, I think they don’t want to trade with me because I have a 22 point lead over 2nd place. The last place team is hard because it’s hard to make your team better when they have their heal on your neck before you make an offer

                Oaktown was right, he usually is, but I also am not going to make a deal with the guys in 2nd and 3rd place when I’m in first, that could spell disaster. maybe my real problem is i see they have a need and a glut and I try to fill that need in exchange for that glut, but that makes no sense to them because it MAKES SENSE TO EVERYONE ELSE THAT KNOWS THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, thisn is for your team in first? Then I’d be conservative with trading, definitely be careful of trading with the two teams right below you, for sure….

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: sorry for the confusion this is for trading for my first place team in one league and my last place team in another…..the frustration starts to blur

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yup

  114. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got a few quick questions for you on this wonderful Memorial Day.

    1. Can you rank the bottom of my pitching staff ROS…. McCarthy, Garza, Ryu, Fernandez, Wacha, Gausman. Should I snag Wheeler over any of them?

    2. Lost Rutledge like everyone else. Picked up Alexi Ramirez to fill the hole. I have Arenado on my bench because im set at 3rd. Should I drop either of them for Franklin?

    Thank!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wheeler over Wacha 2. Hold

  115. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    Add Nick Franklin and drop Brandon Moss for bench bat? Also, should I drop Ryan Madson to free up a DL spot for Chris Perez so I can add Pestano to the roster? How much for Pestano? $4? and how much Darren O’Day, $1? Seems like Jim Johnson’s arm is literally gonna have to fall off before Showalter makes the change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it with Franklin… Yes, lose Madson… $4 sounds good… And $1

  116. madden_curser says:
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    Looking for W’s (W = 10 pts). Need 7 SP’s thru Saturday, so must sit 4 of 11. Would you start CJ Wilson @ LAD (Greinke ) or Samardzija @ CWS (Quintana) today.? At least Samardzija will likely rake up K’s. Have a great Memorial Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija You too!

  117. madden_curser says:
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    Looking for W’s (W = 10 pts). Need 7 SP’s thru Saturday, so must sit 4 of 11:

    1) CJ Wilson @ LAD (Greinke )
    2) Samardzija @ CWS (Quintana)
    3) Chris Sale vs Chc (Jackson)
    4) Harvey vs NYY (Kuroda)
    5) Hellickson vs MIA (Slowey)
    6) Zimmermann @ BAL (Tillman)
    7) Matt Moore @MIA (Nolasco)
    8) Minor vs TOR (Dickey)
    9) Cobb @ CLE (Kluber)
    10) CJ Wilson vs HOU (Norris)
    11) Samardzija vs ARI (Corbin)

    Which 4 to sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale, Wilson, 11 and 10

  118. Should I take the risk and trade Carl for Heyward? I need more pop. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  119. bossmanjunior says:
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    Z@Grey:

    My closers are Perkins, Street, Pestano and Veras

    Would you drop Veras for a couple streamers this week? Its a head to head league and the guy im facing has a few more starts this week than I do. It would be fore the aforementioned Milone, Tillman, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. Yu so mean says:
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    Trade my Brandon Philips for Jay Bruce? or can i do better? Standard 5 X5 yahoo

    Only reason i’m considering it is because i have Chase Utley, Jed Lowrie and now Nick Franklin who’ll be 2B eligible in a couple of weeks. Also my outfield is a mess with Justin Upton and like 6 other scrubby outfielders(Domonic Brown, Brantley, Joyce, Seth Smith, Kubel and Moss) i carry around playing best matchups. Its working out pretty well though so i don’t know what to do.

    I countered with Philips for Ellsbury before but he rejected because he’s desperate for steals. Should i just hold on Philips for Bruce and look for something better?

    Thank you so much Grey for your advice, really appreciate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce… It’s fair…

  121. gareth says:
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    Drop rickie weeks for franklin, pigpen, linus or neil walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Franklin

  122. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: New heights have been achieved at RazzBall today in defining what constitutes and is claimed as All American…. I think, you’re right… And there maybe some money to be made here – what could be more All American than that (see below)…

    I can see it now, bare breasted American mothers flocking to the nation’s ballparks with the only supporting being done is by their favorite team’s sport caps or American flag scarves…

    Soon, they will be sucking their young at sporting events everywhere on national TV… The ratings should skyrocket … It will become the new face painting or wearing costume to-be-seen on TV sensation …

    A nice touch would be to have a parade of breast feeding mothers, with their tits a flopp’n , marching in the pregame ceremonies behind the drill team’s presenting the flag for the National Anthem – kinda like the military flyovers … That oughta make ya proud to be an American – even if nothing else does – even those with protester proclivities would shed tears at that… BINGO!!!!

    Here’s is where the American entrepreneurial spirit comes in… CHA CHING, BABY!!!

    Sports logo-ed breast leakage diapers will be available and hawked in the stands by the vendors at all the games…

    You know what a nuisance a leaky milk swollen breast can be when it is in close proximity to so many others in the stands… Especially when ,those mothers are jumping up and down cheering for a big run, hometown tater or big K… There can be mothers milk flying all over the place from those leaking flapping jugs… It can get slippery and dangerous if there is enough of them…

    “Breast Leakage Diapers” are the way to prevent this… And they will be a hit !!!…

    Soon, along with the traditional cry-s of “Get your Red Hots!!!!.. Cold Beer Here!!! … Peanuts!!! Popcorn!!! and “Gourmet Green Salads Here!!!!”

    There will now be heard….

    Get Your “team’s names” Breast Diapers” -or- “Get Your “teams’ name” Knocker Kapkins!!!” heard in every stadium with the Stars and Stripes flying over it…

    Here’s the real All American action … Just think about it, Gray… Open your mind and you could become the next American, Mark Cuban. of the sports world..

    Example: Instead of it being “Get Your A’s Breast Diapers!!!!” or whatever the sports team name is…

    “It’s – Get Your A’s RAZZBALL Breast Diapers!!!”…

    Yeap, just imagine that being shouted at every ballpark in the land… “A’s RAZZBALL Boobie Bags Here!!!” “A’s RAZZBALL Knocker Kapkins!!!”

    Or the short hand cry of “Ladies, A’s RAZZBALLS !!!! Or just the plain ” RAZZBALLS Here!!!!”

    Sales at WalMart, K-Mart and Target would be super strong too… As most American families with babies cannot afford any longer to go to the ballpark…

    So the “Spillover business” could be massive…

    Spillover!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA ….. Love it!!! “””RAZZBALL SPILLOVERS, Here”””!!!! CHA CHING!!!!

    Why you ask??? Because, RazzBall had the vision and got in on the ground floor and cornered the sports “Breast Diaper” market in America – that’s why!!! …

    This could be the biggest American sales phenomena to sweep the country since the Hula Hoop, pizza or fast foods or the Pet Rock…

    It’s practical too… Like bott dots on the freeways… They will be everywhere we go…

    Great thinking there, Gray!!! Yu Da Man, Gray!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Wow… Did you just sell me on Breast Leakage Diapers? Are you a Break Leakage Diaper salesman?

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        No, I’m not in sales… I’m just suffering from not having been breast-suckled as an infant… I’m the natural end result of a 1950 formula feeding program…

        Stirling Hayden’s Brigadier General Jack Ripper in Dr. Strangelove,says it all and better in his dialog with Group Captain Chancy Mandrake than I ever could..

        I’ll let them explain my thinking to you…

        General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk… ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children’s ice cream.
        Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: [very nervous] Lord, Jack.
        General Jack D. Ripper: You know when fluoridation first began?
        Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: I… no, no. I don’t, Jack.
        General Jack D. Ripper: Nineteen hundred and forty-six. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That’s the way your hard-core Commie works.
        Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Uh, Jack, Jack, listen… tell me, tell me, Jack. When did you first… become… well, develop this theory?
        General Jack D. Ripper: [somewhat embarassed] Well, I, uh… I… I… first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love.
        Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Hmm.
        General Jack D. Ripper: Yes, a uh, a profound sense of fatigue… a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I… I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence.
        Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Hmm.
        General Jack D. Ripper: I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women uh… women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I, uh… I do not avoid women, Mandrake.
        Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: No.
        General Jack D. Ripper: But I… I do deny them my essence…

        He was hero until you came along, Mr.Grey…

        I only posted this because it is Memorial Day after all… Have a nice one, Mr. Gray

  123. Andrew says:
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    What order would you want these guys? Shields, Holiday, Longoria, Wright, Bourn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, Wright, Holliday, Shields

  124. Teblow! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day. I have a Closer question.

    I would like to add K-Rod, but I don’t know who to drop. I have a rather motley bunch closing out games for me – Street, Gregg and Veras. Would you drop a Veras for K-Rod?

    I also have Gausman on my bench, so he could be a candidate to drop as well.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! I’d hold Veras, lose Gausman for K-Rod if you need saves

  125. Burgundy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team h2h points. Who would you pick up? Peralta, Pestano, Joe Smith, K-Rod, or O’Day? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      K-Rod

  126. Nico says:
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    Would you start Niese tonight at home vs NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  127. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    he comes back with medlen/aybar for bell/brothers/odorizzi. Due to Rutledge gone i’m now rockig Florimon. Is this big enough upgrade at SS to move Bell or should I just try to do Odorizzi for either Medlen or Aybar? With obv Medlen being profered, if possible? the Arenado part of this is off the table now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move Bell, get Medlen/Aybar

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: how’s nick franklin line up against aybar ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aybar will probably blow him away, but Franklin has more power

  128. goodfold2 says:
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    nick franklin’s up and somebody in the 16 team league beat me to him.

  129. hankp101 says:
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    Will Franklin play SS exclusively, or might they move him around enough that he ends up with 2B or 3B eligibility?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @hankp101: i’m reading 2b and or ss, but not 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he plays mostly at 2nd, but could split time

  130. JJ says:
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    What is Werths worth ROS? Someone just dropped cookoo for coco puffs and Im tempted to grab him.

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:
      I also have Hardy filling in at short after Rutledges unceremonius demotion. Should I grab Franklin for Hardy?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grab Franklin

        • JJ says:
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          @Grey:
          Thanks. One more. Jed Lowrie is also available. Do you like him over Franklin?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d go Lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Maybe 15 homers and a .270 with decent counting stats, pretty meh

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you drop Werth for Crisp?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  131. Benny Agbayani says:
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    Stupid-ridiculously early premature question…..but who do you think will be the best and/or safest 2014 option in your humble opinion…for keeper/trading porpoises

    Nick Franklin
    Kevin Gausman
    Archie Bradley
    Yasiel Puig
    Michael Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  132. Negatto says:
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    Wacha or Niese to replace Santiago for ROS.

    Neither would be rostered until next week since lineups have closed for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  133. Bobs says:
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    Should I trade away Choo for Cespedas after Choo’s recent struggles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Prezii says:
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    Got plastered last night and forgot to put in waivers for Wacha…

    *S T*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Hey, at least you got drunk….

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: True.. but i can do that right now! And anytime i want… I cant get wacha anytime i want! Orrr cann i?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can if you get drunk enough and find the addresses for your leaguemates….

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: it was in the RCL! haha im sure you can recover their locations for me?

            *slips twenty in greys bra”

            Wait, doode, wats up with the bra?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t wear a bra (intentionally).

              • Prezii says:
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                Coug must have lied to me then!

            • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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              @Prezii: not in our RCL, it says he was a FA add…..you have a ton of pitching already

              • Prezii says:
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                @Juan Lleno de Odio: wat! He was on waivers yesterday when i was gonna add him so i firgured i could just come back that night and put the claim in. But forgot.. i was gonna drop my stream spot for him.. i have some top notch guys and a bunch of roofie delights…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Prezii should have a gravatar.

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey: i agree man… I have the perfect one in mind, i just have to boot up my 1750′s computer… Soon!

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Prezii: get out the hand crank

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Seriously…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Computers weren’t made until the 18th century, liar! Wait, is 18th century the 1700′s? That always confuses me…

                  • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                    @Grey: yes, it’s always one ahead because year 0-100 CE was the 1st century of the common era

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, then computers were the 18th century…

                • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                  @Prezii: then make a trade and come and get me…or wait it’s only a matter of time before my team goes crap

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Juan Lleno de Odio: im bout to trade this pitching for some hitting. Need homers…

                    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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                      @Prezii: good luck, don’t trade to someone who can beat you, there are some solid staffs in our league

                      Have you noticed all the game starts in our league, I have 2 points in K’s and yet one of the best ratios

                    • Prezii says:
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                      I say computer but i really meant hamster running on wheel to power cardboard box..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, uh, me too!

  135. royce! says:
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    I loaded up on pitching prospects- got Odorizzi, Gausman, Wheeler and Wacha- in my 14 team h2h w weekly changes. I’m on the fence about dropping one–likely Odorizzi– to pick up Franklin. On the one hand, I have Pedrioa at 2B, Zobrist at SS and Cuddyer at IF. On the other hand, rookie nookie. There is no third hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Odorizzi for Franklin…

  136. Ryan says:
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    Dickey, Estrada, Niese ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickey

  137. CF 250 says:
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    Grey, I need that wisdom of yours. I’m in a 12 team Roto league, currently in second but need help with Ks especially since I’m on pace to go over the innings limit. I have Strasburg & Moore for my big K guys but Stras started slow and Moore can’t seem to strike many out recently. I’ve been trying to sell high on Zimmerman but no bites. Any one I should stash or pickup to spot start for the next few weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

      • CF 250 says:
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        Already taken, so is Skaggs, & Wheeler. I’m getting so desperate I’m about to pickup Felix Doubront then put my head directly in the toilet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I’d grab Doubront for Ks…

  138. TheNewGuy says:
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    Is castro much of an upgrade over J-Roll in OBP leagues? Talking overall package obviously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he is

  139. Jacks says:
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    Playing in a keeper league with limited FA pickups and weekly lineups teaches you patience, and sometimes that patience is rewarded. I took a flier on J Castro in my draft for $2, and many times resisted the urge to trade him in for a hot C bat like Gattis.

    There was a beyond the box score article pre-season that named Castro as the most likely power breakthrough for 2013 using the same methodology that has been right about power breakouts 3 of the past 5 years (including joey bats). He ain’t Joey, but 20 HR and a decent avg from the catcher position is pretty sweet.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Jacks: Did they call Encarnacion last year, and are they calling Chris Davis this year? If so I want in on that site.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Jacks: lol nice name, thanks man. Though whos Zorilla? The thriller from Zorilla?

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Jacks: Brent Morel… haha can’t win em all!

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jacks: with all due respect, that article sounds like complete BS.. but maybe it is that easy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hope so cause he’s now rolling in our league replacing Jesus…

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: His HR power is opposite field, which is ideally suited for Minute Maid. This year he was scuffling, trying to go oppo all the time. Pitchers knew his tendency. He recently adjusted and has started pulling inside pitches which is raising his BA.

        Zorilla is Zobrist who broke out in 2009 out of nowhere with I think 29 HRs. Morel is a bust, but Zo, Joey and Morse are guys nobody expected to do what they did. Very impressed.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Jacks: Added Castro and keeping an eye on him in another league too! Can’t argue with what hes done lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, thanks for the break down!

  140. gareth says:
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    Dammit. Franklin only has ss eligibility in my cbs league and I’m set at ss. He will play at 2nd exclusively over ackley, right? Or does ryan sit too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should play 2nd…

  141. los locos says:
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    franklin or bj upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  142. gareth says:
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    Ignore the last comment. I saw ackley was optioned. The race for 2nd base eligibility begins!

  143. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m curious to know why you like Wacha over Gausman ROS. You don’t have to get too specific, but just give me a brief rundown. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NL over AL, Gausman may lose his spot when Chen returns…

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: I figured that was why. Thanks brother.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  144. TheNewGuy says:
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    Pick 2 of these 1bagmen:

    Reynolds, Konerko, Howard, La Roche.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds, LaRoche

  145. Dkohn says:
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    If you’re not done responding today

    ROS Nick Tepesch, Francisco Liriano, Kyle Kendrick?

    Thanks Grey, you’re the fucking man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Done? Ha… Liriano… Thanks!

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: haha hardest working man in sports you are!!

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Dkohn: Done isnt in the Grey-trons vocabulary!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You know it!

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @Grey: You’re addicted to this shizz!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, of course!

  146. los locos says:
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    Current Pitching staff, should i drop any for Wacha? I mean Jansen isn’t closing yet.

    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Miller, Shelby(RP,SP) STL
    Moore, Matt(SP) TB
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Parnell, Bobby(RP) NYM
    Romo, Sergio(RP) SF

    Gausman, Kevin(SP) BAL
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  147. OkieDokie Aoki says:
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    Wacha or Skaggs moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha… Skaggs isn’t in the rotation as I wrote above…

  148. Rixo says:
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    Franklin or gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko…Coin flip really…

  149. TheNewGuy says:
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    Konerko or Howard. Who have you even less faith in so I can drop them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Konerko

  150. Rixo says:
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    Should I drop kkendrick for wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  151. Mr. April says:
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    Didi or Franklin?

    • Mr. April says:
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      @Mr. April:
      Just now saw you answer a similar question. Looks like Franklin would be your choice and I agree. Thanks for all the hard work you and the gang do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  152. Hondo says:
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    Huh.Grabbed the surprising Franklin call up to help fix the %@&%!!!! Rutledge loss but picked up Didi a few days ago in the interim.

    Who to keep in H2H redraft?

    I’ve also got Reyes on the DL.

    Very confused at SS ROS..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  153. Slob on my Cobb says:
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    Drop Garza for Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  154. Hondo says:
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    2B eligibility isn’t an issue,I’ve got some guy named Cano there that seems to have earned a starting spot.LOL

    Also have Matt Carp on the bench,so 2B isn’t an issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  155. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    Wacha or Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burch Smith? Wacha

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: Joe “Fancy Name” Smith

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA… Nice

  156. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    Sounds like Francona is going with Vinney regardless of his current issues

    “Vinnie’s last couple outings since he’s come back haven’t been his best,” Francona said. “But that will improve. And to be honest with you, Vinnie is going to pitch innings when the game’s on the line. So if it’s the seventh, eighth or ninth, we’ve got to get him out there.

    “And there’s some things mechanically that [he found]. I think in the near future he’ll be fine.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s bonkers, Vinnie’s been bad…

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: we call him Fran Coo Coo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  157. danny says:
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    1st year owning Braun in my keeper, I am enjoying his game but missing the steals. He’s 2/7 in attempts. His 5 CS is right around his season avg over his career. Braun lost a step? What kind of SB totals are we projecting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure, mentioned it the other day

  158. Nick says:
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    I was just offered Kershaw + Kemp for Shark/Price. Keeper league, keep 8, 9×9 (XBH, OPS, BBs, Ks against/ Ls, HRs Allowed, OBA, K/BB).

    Should I take it? Is Kemp going rebound or should I turn around and trade him elsewhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side

  159. Bob says:
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    Trade Choo away for Cespedas? I’m afraid Choo is playing above his head and it would be a buy low sell high trade. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  160. Ethan Stein says:
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    I’m sure you answered it Grey last week, but you’re too popular to find things. Rutledge – how long do I hold on to him or drop him?

    • Ethan Stein says:
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      @Ethan Stein: 12 team mixed league and I’m already holding onto Wheeler. Doing ok for now – 7-3 last week to move up a spot in the standings to 5th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him in most mixed leagues

  161. Philsfan says:
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    Grey, its because of your advice, along with the other great writers here, that i am leading my CBS 12 team/ 4 keeper points leage with a 13-2-1 record. yes, there was a 272.33 – 272.33 tie in week 4. Just bought the book. Keep doin what you’re doin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  162. emporersmonkey says:
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    BREAKING NEWS: Odorizzi sucks ass!!!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @emporersmonkey: Jo-fer aint exactly dealin either.

      Thats the roofies ya get with these kids!

  163. sul says:
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    Stanton and McCann for Felix sounds fair in a 10 teamer? I need pitching and have salvador as a back up catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  164. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    I can’t believe in one of my RCL’s that Framklin got picked up on the 18th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, impressive… Too bad he plays his home games in Safeco…

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: he is in the back of the pack and has a short eyes problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have the same problem with Wacha, Wheeler, Odorizzi and Franklin

          • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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            @Grey: ” My name is Grey and I am a shortaphile….where’s the coffee?”

  165. Philsfan says:
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    one last question…12 team, 4 keeper points league. who do i drop for wacha? my keepers this year were Lee, Rizzo, Dread Pirate and Harper.

    C Gattis, Evan(C,OF) ATL
    1B Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    2B Phillips, Brandon(2B) CIN
    3B Young, Michael(1B,2B,3B) PHI
    SS Hardy, J.J.(SS) BAL
    MI Cabrera, Everth(SS) SD
    CI Howard, Ryan(1B) PHI
    OF Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    OF Harper, Bryce(OF) WAS
    OF McCutchen, Andrew(OF) PIT
    OF Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    DH Johnson, Kelly(2B,OF) TB

    Bench (SS) Franklin, Nick(SS) SEA
    Bench (CI) Chavez, Eric(1B,3B) ARI

    P Cashner, Andrew(P) SD
    P Corbin, Patrick(P) ARI
    P Gausman, Kevin(P) BAL
    P Kuroda, Hiroki(P) NYY
    P Lee, Cliff(P) PHI
    P Lynn, Lance(P) STL
    P Mujica, Edward(P) STL

    Bench (P) Cingrani, Tony(P) CIN
    Bench (P) Gallardo, Yovani(P) MIL
    Bench (P) Lincecum, Tim(P) SF
    Bench (P) Morrow, Brandon(P) TOR
    Bench (P) Reed, Addison(P) CHW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  166. huge caulk says:
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    Nowhere to put Victorino on my DL where Giancarlo and A Hill reside… H2H 6X6 OBP keeper 12 team…

    He is now 32 with 3 back issues this year which are now causing his hammy’s to tighten up. A lot of his value is based on stolen bases. Drop the Flyin Hawaiian for Span or Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Brantely unless steals is your main focus than Span…

  167. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    Damn, Boz Skaggs would have been a nice stream today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Odorizzi, geez…

  168. huge caulk says:
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    Also..are you as high on Yelich as most others are? What current player would Yelich remind you of if he reaches his potential? Thinking about stashing him but not sure if he is the next Matt Kemp or Angel Pagan…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Closer to Kemp, but that’s about 3 years away…

  169. SteveNZ says:
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    Just grabbed Franklin in the ol’ 14 team H2H.

    That’s despite the fact guys like Erick Aybar, Kawazaki, LeMahieu, Cozart, Didi, Kozma and Descalso were on the wire.

    Right move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s fine… See how he plays out for a little while…

  170. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m against Kelly Johnson this week. As if you needed me to tell you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m assuming you’re not against Odorizzi.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: If only.

        Oh look, Johnson just stole a base. Eff that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, I have him so I’m not hating on that…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I have him on another team too, but struggling to feel the joy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like a problem for a professional.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: How do you know I’m not lying on a couch already?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, Steve, KJ apologizes as well…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: At least I have him on another team though, right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Stevabermetrics works in mysterious ways.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Against Kendrys too. And already been sonavabanched by Perkins. Great start to the week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  171. Andrew says:
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    I’m still trying to pick up Longoria.

    Options are:
    Donaldson & Carpenter

    OR
    Holiday & Moreland.

    Both seem like trades I need to make, or am I missing something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do the first one with Donaldson

      • Andrew says:
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        @Grey: follow up on the trade front.

        Longoria/Beltran for Holliday/Donaldson/Moreland.

        Worth it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo side

  172. SteveNZ says:
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    Stupid Rangers need to score here. Want a hold and save out of this game.

  173. anchovies says:
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    put this in the forums, but was buried…have way too many DL’s and am sliding fast. here’s my post if you get at it. im hurting at 2b and sp/

    My David Price/Ian Kinsler
    for a variety of players. i’ve been invited to mix and match. anyone here worth letting one or both of these guys go. i dont want to…but im well out of room with 3 dl’s and a wheeler stash.

    who i’ve been offered:
    Matt Moore
    Matt Carpenter
    Sal Perez
    Cueto
    Prado
    Kendrick
    Jed Lowrie

    basically it’ll be a 2-1 deal with kinsler or price going, though im a bit reluctant to let them both go.

    i dont think grandy holds a lot of value at this point. at least not for a few weeks.

    thanks for sage advice

    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Moore or Cueto for Price… In that order…

  174. Red Barons says:
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    Pick up Franklin for Espinosa as my backup 2B? Thanks in advance.

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Red Barons: Nevermind, you already answered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  175. Snake Hips says:
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    Pestano over Fernando Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  176. jfields55 says:
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    Who would you want ROS and KEEPER
    Heyward (rd 7) or Bourn (rd 5)

    OF: DJennings, Crawford, A Jones, Taveras, Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  177. Boomer19 says:
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    Should I drop Kubel to pick up Franklin? Mainly for bench depth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  178. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    apparently braun has been playing with some sort of thumb thing for the last month. So the neck thing’s hurt his steals, and i’m guessing the thumb thing’s hurting his homers, just like upton last year. Anybody know why J-up’s out again today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be on Braun… Not sure on Upton, maybe a day off…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: likely is just day off, but he had both last tues and weds off too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly…Hopefully…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @SteveNZ: mlb has schaefer/b.j.upton/reed johnson in OF with Gattis DHing.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: it appears today is being treated like an extra sunday, many players are off today when they never are on other mondays, such as J-up.gyroko,holliday etc.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @goodfold2: that’s the first time i’ve ever seen espn’s info for lineups actually be more accurate than mlb.com’s going into game time. Also Niese just Kimbrel’ed the first inning.

  179. Wilsonian says:
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    Think I should just set it and forget it with Kelly Jo at 2nd? I’ve been juggling him, Uggla, and Jerko. Have Uggla currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d just play KJ, he’s earned at least a few weeks without fiddling with him….

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Hang on to Uggla or pick up Markakis, Morse, Gardner, Dom Brown for UTIL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gardner

  180. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus Effing Christ. Bell needs a double play here…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Surely my Nelson Cruz will oblige?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m praying he does…

  181. TOFU STRANGLER says:
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    I thought my starting pitching was good……..but they suck meat sticks.

    Matt Cain
    Matt Latos
    Madison Bumgarner
    Shelby Miller
    Jose Fernandez———-> droppin his ass

    Fuck all of you starting apes and fuck dusty baker that dumb fkin @#$@!$!@#$@#

    You all sit on dicks! Picked up WACHA WACHA WACHA! Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!

    Sorry just a random rant hopefully these ASSWIPES will start winning some games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  182. SteveNZ says:
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    And Dee Gordon sent down. Great. Haven’t had a full roster in the ol’ H2H for what seems like a week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: go get florimon. i dropped gordon about a week ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was overdue…

  183. Hi Grey, and happy Memorial Day. I’ve been away all day, so I’m packing several questions into one. I’m all about efficiency this late in the day (all questions regarding one of two 14-team redraft roto leagues):

    1) Based on what you’ve seen, is Wheeler a better bet ROS than Gausman?

    2) I had the Rutledge problem in both leagues. Just traded Teheran to get AEscobar in one league (good trade, no?). In the other there’s a likely deal where I essentially trade Mujica for Kipnis. For closers I’ve already got Soriano, Valverde, and KRod. Is the Kipnis/Mujica deal OK? Or should I try to move Valverde instead?

    3) In one league someone dropped VMart. Is he an upgrade over my current catcher, SPerez? And BJ Upton was dropped as well. Take him over my fifth OF Jon Jay?

    4) Does the Player Rater and Hittertron take position scarcity into consideration? If I trade, say, an OF projected to be worth $14 ROS to get a $13, SS is that more or less fair? Or is the SS worth more because the position is so shallow?

    Thanks, Grey … and sorry about asking so much stuff at once.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1) Nope 2) Good trade for Alcides; grab Kipnis there 3) Upton over Jay, Perez over V-Mart 4) Yup

      • @Grey: Thanks for all this, Grey.

        Just saw Wheeler was roughed up in AAA today. That said, I want to make sure I understand your answer above: you prefer Gausman over Wheeler? That’s the one answer that surprised me … I would have though the home park and pitching in the NL would have tipped the scales vs. Wheeler. Would you start Gaussman vs. the Nats tomorrow?

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea when Wheeler’s coming up… If they were both up, I’d take Wheeler

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Many no problems

  184. NyJacob says:
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    Grey- so i think i have a shot at adam jones for my matt harvey.. do i have your blessing? lol thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get Jones

  185. ghost of gabby hartnett says:
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    Need a closer bad ! (have c.perez and c.janssen) Offered J. Heyward for M. Riveria straight up ? Would you do Heyward for A Reed? 12 Team mixed 5 x 5 heads up league .. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Heyward for a closer… Trade a lesser piece for a lesser closer…

  186. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team roto OBP. Been riding out Moreland for a while, but seems like he’s cooling off. Stick with him or go with one of Kendrys, Konerko, Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey: sweet. And with Beowulf coming back, him over Yan Gomes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grandal

  187. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    Hey Grey, hope you had a phenomenal weekend

    I’m desperate for SS (had Reyes, Rutledge, Gordon) and missed out on Franklin by seconds. In a 12-team 6×6 (OBP, QS) 4 player keeper league there is a team that starts Segura with Andrus on the bench. He needs SP, who would you offer for Andrus?

    My staff: Bum, Moore, Samardzija, AJ Burnett, Milone, Ryu, Garza, Niese, Griffin, Doubront

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! Milone, Garza or Burnett, in that order… If he doesn’t go for it, Samardzija would be the last one…

  188. James says:
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    Thanks for taking the time out of your holiday for this. Hope it’s a good one.

    Would you drop Jake Odorizzi for Corey Kluber? Odorizzi was very shaky against Miami today while Kluber has some crazy advanced numbers going. It’s a keeper league so I don’t want to be the idiot who drops a promising prospect for a flash in the pan. Or is Kluber legit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I don’t like Kluber, and I wouldn’t own Odorizzi in redraft leagues, but in a keeper I’d hold tight…

      • James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’d appreciate your insight on what you don’t you like about Kluber. His K/9, FIP, xFIP, SIERA all look great and he has an inflated BABIP so he’s been pretty unlucky behind a good defense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, his peripherals do look solid… But he hasn’t even ever been good in the minors… Eh, I’d hold tight to Odorizzi in a keeper… If it were a redraft league, I’d tell you to go with Kluber…

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    and now, niese had to get really lucky and did, with that double play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty overdue for some good fortune…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: this is certainly true.

  190. Thanks for your answer earlier … I’m reposting my followup question here, since I don’t know if you go back to followups to older questions.

    Just saw Wheeler was roughed up in AAA today. That said, I want to make sure I understand your answer above: you prefer Gausman over Wheeler? That’s the one answer that surprised me … I would have though the home park and pitching in the NL would have tipped the scales vs. Wheeler. Is it a big difference between them? Would you start Gaussman vs. the Nats tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  191. MasterofGrond says:
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    I had a complicated Kelly Johnson to Chris Kelly to Carrie underwood reference I was going to make, but then I remembered Carrie was married to Mike Fisher not Chris Kelly.

    I need to study at the altar of grey a little longer I think.

    Kelly Johnson rules though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! No worries… Shrug it off and come back with another pop culture reference…

  192. Longotulo says:
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    Yasmani Grandal or Salty Balls Lamachia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    Opponent is 15/30 today with 3 HR, 9 R and 10 RBI.

    FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I nearly had a Steve meltdown when I saw Greinke gave up two runs, then they became unearned…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: This IS my fucking outlet!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Funny thing is (not really funny), I’ve met the guy who said that quote and he’s so not the type of guy to say that…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: No – he’s a laid back hippy type, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, totally… I find it hard to picture him even saying anything with the eff word in it…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Greinke turning to shit now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, what a nightmare… I would own Greinke and Price… Jesus…

          • Howie says:
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            @Grey: I should have waited a day to add Greinke for Detwiler…ouch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  194. nightpandas says:
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    Choo/Segura/Dickey vs Kemp/Moore who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  195. ROBHALLA says:
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    thoughts on Locke of the Pirates? Grab him ? I want to drop Jose Fernandez back onto his raft and send him into a wave. WAIVERS!! YA FKIN RAFTEEE POS.

    What do you think about Helickson (I think he sucks) vs the MAhlins for a stream. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Locke… I’d stream Hellickson too…

  196. JTR says:
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    Niese is rolling right now and gets the marlins twice next. Drop Gausman, Peralta, or Belt for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily Peralta

  197. goodfold2 says:
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    niese’s gonna get the usual samardzija treatment, a few hits, only one extra base hit, 1 earned run, and a loss.

  198. jason batteiger says:
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    niese’s got 2 of his team’s 3 hits so far. Pretty sick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sick as in the Mets are terrible?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah

  199. Bernie Brewer says:
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    With Niese looking okay again…pick him up and drop Cashner, McCarthy, Wacha, or Wheeler?

    Thanks, hope you had a great holiday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Wheeler..Thanks, you too!

  200. los locos says:
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    Aaron Hill to see doctor tomorrow, if things turn out good and he can start baseball activities, who should I drop to get him on my roster?

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL
    Swisher, Nick(1B,OF) CLE
    Morneau, Justin(1B) MIN

    Altuve, Jose(2B) HOU
    Seager, Kyle(3B) SEA
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Hunter, Torii(OF) DET
    Upton, B.J.(OF) ATL
    Moreland, Mitch(1B) TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  201. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    Currently stashing Tavarez in my NA spot, but after trading for Heyward, my outfielders are pretty stacked. I missed out on Gausman and Wacha, so would you drop Tavarez for Wheeler? Everyone else has their NA spots filled, so there is a good chance Tavarez will still be there after Wheeler is called up. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  202. goodfold2 says:
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    ibanez seems out of his mind right now, last 14 days or so. him or venable for short term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ibanez

  203. Sean says:
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    Was offered Harper and Sale for my Strasburg and Cespedes. My other pitchers are Cain, Moore, Lynn, Garza, Kennedy and Wheeler. Do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg side

  204. Tom says:
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    shelby miller, mujica, and mark reynolds
    for
    j.bautista

    i’m wondering if i’m giving up too much for bautista, but i have pitching to spare. which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much…

  205. TheNewGuy says:
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    Traded Profar (prospect) and Werth (werthless to me)

    For Gio, Mujica and Hultzen (prospect).

    Do I get the razzball seal of approval on it? Tbh was getting frustrated owning Profar too, seeing as the Rangers seem to want to send him back down as soon as possible. Im not even sure he’ll start next season in the bigs with them, got a feeling he’ll still be traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  206. Wilsonian says:
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    I know Ike has been beyond terrible, but in a 16 Team H2H league where he was just dropped, do I lose Hafner for him for a bench bat hoping he gets closer to the plate and figures things out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  207. SteveNZ says:
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    J-Up may as well not have been playing.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, i’m just seeing his play by play today. Yesterday’s first at bat against marcum he looked absolutely terrible, and really like he wasn’t too worried about it. Swinging at stuff that is/close to strikes, but nowhere near the ball.

  208. Wilsonian says:
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    Can you rank these guys for the rest of the season:

    Dempster, Gausman, Chacin, Straily, DLR, Wacha

    W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dempster, Straily, Chacin

  209. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS) 4-player keeper league (cannot keep a player drafted in 1st 4 rounds, keepers have 3 year contracts)

    Looking to trade for Harper, has 2 years of eligibility left. Would you trade Marte (3 yrs) and Bum (2 years) or Moore (3yrs) for Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore is good for you, the other one is fair…

  210. Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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    Franklin or Alexei?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  211. Dan says:
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    I am getting really frustrated with my pitching staff and it is dragging my team down. I’m in an 8×8 roto league that counts QS, K/9, and K/BB. These are my pitchers:

    SP: Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Greinke, Miller, Maholm, Teheran, Cahill, Wacha, (Price)
    RP: Perkins, Parnell, Krod

    I know it will get better, but right now in terms of points I am ranked 9 out of 10 in terms of pitching points. My ERA, WHIP, Strikeouts, Wins, and QS numbers are absolutely terrible and I am near last in every category except K/BB. I like my pitchers, but I feel like I don’t have a real ace I can rely on. Should I just hold and wait for it to get better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to be patient with them…

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    David Robertson. For crying out loud.

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @SteveNZ: Glad I dropped Robertson for D Hernandez today solely because Hernandez had a double header. Too bad I had Odorizzi who ruined any possibility of good pitching today.

  213. SteveNZ says:
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    Has Mattingly lost his effing mind? Why is Greinke even still out there?

  214. SteveNZ says:
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    And Goldy is not playing Game 2?

    I hate this game.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @SteveNZ: Steve, if you don’t smoke already, I’d highly recommend you go have one now. Emoticon…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: wow,we have a lot of the same players. j-up goldy,robertson (thank god he’s on bench while i still have brothers, till trade goes over in a few days).

  215. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    So basically I could have streamed any starter that was available in my RCL today and got good numbers except for the guy facing the Marlins, who got shelled. I think today is broken or something…

  216. zzzzzzzz says:
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    Should I drop Lucroy for Grandal?

    Should I drop Kendrick for Franklin?

    Would you trade Tulo if you had Segura? (Don’t want to trade Segura because I know Tulo would tear a muscle or shatter a bone the day after the trade) Can Segura sustain this pace?

    Thanks Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Lucroy… Hold Howie… I’d trade Tulo…

  217. danny says:
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    Stash 1, yelich or puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  218. Roberto Nunez says:
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    Franklin or K. Seager???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  219. Prezii says:
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    Need some KY for KJ tonight! Ill be rosterbatin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  220. Robert says:
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    Grey- Mark Reynolds and Matt Harvey for Longoria and Bruce. Which side do you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

    • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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      @Robert: longo by alot

  221. Hondo says:
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    Grey-Thanks for the earlier response to my Didi or Franklin question.

    I,umm,”fell asleep”(geez,should Dogfishead IPA be legal?) before I got a chance to thank you.No need to backscroll,you the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  222. Dodgers sure getting their money’s worth this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  223. The Ghost of Mike Moustakas says:
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    you posting tomorrow? gonna need some advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  224. sange-da-man says:
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    Which streamer for #5 starter this week…..Cashner vs Seattle, Estrada vs Minny, AJ Griffin vs SF?

    I also dropped Doumit for Castro as 2nd catcher behind Perez right before the weekend….my drop/add of the year so far!

    Thanks brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

      • sange_da_man says:
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        @Grey:
        Few more options when I went to the wire so, still Cashner or…
        Wacha vs KC
        Leake vs Pitt
        Straily@vs White Sux

        also owner just dropped Greinke during his shellacking with the Angels….worth a claim or has he gone full Lincecum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cashner… I’d grab Greinke

  225. goodfold2 says:
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    is leake (really good today, pit next)/marcum (fla up next)/chatwood/phelps better than kendrick currently? which is best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Leake

  226. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Jeff Samardzija is my boyfriend and I love him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  227. Fish says:
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    Worst Michael Bay movie?

    Go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them?

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Grey: its a tie!

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        Wrong. Transformers 2. WHY WERE HER (Megan Fox) PANTS SO CLEAN AT THE END OF THE MOVIE?!?!?

  228. I love Yu Man.

    • @Elijah:

      Some of these pitches he throws…I’m not even sure what just was? Some sort of evil power slurve thing…pitch.

      • @Elijah:

        Oh and then its a 2 run homer…well at least my dbacks are coming back.

  229. BTW, I may be coming home to LA next month. You are warned!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh boy

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Elijah: Where is Goldy in this game? Any sign of him pinch-hitting?

      • @SteveNZ:

        He deserved a game off…don’t get greedy!

  230. Steven says:
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    12 team mixed/redraft….Was just offered Josh Hamilton for Adrian Gonzalez straight up…Do I jump on this??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends what you need…

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey: I’m sitting with Lucroy
        Fielder
        Kinsler/Infante for time being
        Zimmerman
        Andrus
        J.Upton
        A-Gon
        Choo
        Aoki/Pagan at Utl

        What is your opinion of Hamilton for Agon

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Hamilton there

  231. alejandro says:
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    Hi Grey!!
    Cuddyer or Konerko?
    Frazier or Cuddyer?
    Second question today..thank u very much!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuddyer… Frazier… No problem

      • alejandro says:
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        @Grey: \\m//

  232. SteveNZ says:
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    Be nice if the Angels could come back on League and get a win for Coello…

  233. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Just grabbed Gregorius. If he can homer off that guy he must be seeing it pretty well.

    To tweak a question i asked earlier in the day, do you want Franklin or Didi for the next little while? 14 team H2H OBP + AVG…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you wanna go with Didi, I could see it, but I’d go Franklin…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I can carry both for a while.

        Cecil or Richards for Holds? Or a total coin flip?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cecil

  234. nightpandas says:
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    10 moves left for the year, would you wait out Kinsler for another week or drop Odorizzi or Cishek for Infante? (15 teams, keep 9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  235. Rob says:
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    how would you rank these SS for the ROS

    Lowrie, Alexei, Franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did… Could see flipping the last two for upside…

  236. SteveNZ says:
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    14 teamer, do you go with Figaro v MIN, Porcello v PIT, Diamond @ MIL or Maura v SD tomorrow?

    All are bad of course. SON likes Figaro best (on account of an RP skew I imagine) and Maurer next…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barf… Maurer

  237. OkieDokie Aoki says:
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    Do you think it’s worth it to give up Profar and Wacha for Romo?

    I have Altuve at 2nd already and I want a closer for my RP spot

    OR should I pick up one f these closers instead and HOLD on Profar:

    H. street
    F.Rodney
    B.Parnell
    J.Veras
    B.League
    K.Gregg

    Muchas gracias Señor Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick Street and hold Profar

  238. Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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    getting desperate: I give Samardjiza for LoCain?

    • Okiedokie Aoki says:
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      @Juan Lleno de Odio:

      Gotta Hold, not close.

      Pick up someone like Domonic Brown or AJ Pollack to get just about the same production as LoCain.

      Can you answer my post up above please?

      • Juan Lleno de Odio says:
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        @Okiedokie Aoki: brown has been owned all year and Pollock for weeks now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  239. Dan says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for Ogando or Kennedy?: Maholm, Teheran, Cahill, Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  240. TheFarm says:
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    What a great column of comments. Greyt job!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  241. doug says:
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    Who would you pick up? don’t really need speed w/ andrus and cutch

    Soriano, Belt, Moreland, Tori Hunter, Freese, Pedro Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  242. Appreciate it as always.

    Perkins, Parnell & Frieri as closers (currently tied for 2nd in saves) & going for O Day tonight…

    was offered C Santana for Perkins (currenctly have Perez or Castro as free agent)

    Pull trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Santana

  243. TheFarm says:
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    Rank these options 2b/ss options:s.drew, alcides escobar, nick franklin, matt carpenter, DJ LeMahieu, Amarista.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides, Carpenter, Franklin

      • TheFarm says:
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        @Grey: You like Drew or LeMahieuaoue

  244. Reddick is waiver wire, worthy of a stash yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  245. TheFarm says:
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    Who wins this trade in a 16 team league with sv/holds instead of just saves: Wright, Lohse, Hudson for Kinsler, Torii Hunter, Neftali Feliz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

  246. Dropped Gigi, picked up Franklin and now some dude just dropped Lowrie….please rank ROS.

    Thanks.

  247. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Good afternoon.

    I added Wacha, and somebody just offered Ian Kennedy. Even with the finger cut, I am inclined in accepting.

    DO you recommend it?

    thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Chris… I’d take Kennedy…

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