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Brandon Morrow left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury that was considered substantial.  Sounds like he’s headed to the DL.  I’d gloat, but then he’ll return in three days and hit .400 for a month with little power.   I’d say I told you to sell Morrow, but no one likes an “I told you so.”  They’re more unlikable than that Joe fella from MasterChef.  I’m just going to say one thing, I feel really sorry for Morrow’s owners.  But I said that sarcastically.  Ooh, the reverse middle finger roll!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carl Crawford – About two weeks away from game action.  Vegas just set the over/under for his next setback at two weeks.

Josh Beckett – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks as he went against Josh Johnson (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.)  The Joshes ERAs are low-4′s and their K-rates are below where they’ve been in the past.  Josh’s FIP is way below his ERA and his K-rate isn’t terrible around 7 and a half; Johnson that is.  Other Josh’s FIP is nowhere near as pretty and his K-rate is way lower (below 6 and a half).  If I had to go with one Josh, I’d go with Hamilton.  If I had to go with two Joshes, I’d go with Johnson and Hamilton.  If I had to go with three Joshes, I’d probably go Reddick, Hamilton and Johnson.  Four, probably Willingham.  Five, would be Beckett.  But what’s Josh Brolin up to?

Scott Podsednik - 3-for-4 with his 4th steal, now batting .405.  Put Ted Williams’s head by the microwave, but don’t defrost it yet!  I could see picking Podsednik up for steals, but if you have an erection longer than 24 hours after picking him up, see a doctor.

Gaby Sanchez – 1-for-3, 1 RBI.  Can you tell there weren’t any games yesterday?  Seriously, I’m talking about Gaby after going 1-for-3 with a ribbie; what about Solano with a 1-for-3, ribbie and a sacrifice?!

Donovan Solano – 1-for-3, RBI and a sacrifice!  Solano has no power, no speed, but I hear he can sac fly like nobody’s business.  If your fantasy league has a “Fundamentals” category, Solano’s an immediate pickup.

Edwin Jackson – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  His ERA is now 2.91, 1.00 WHIP and solid Ks.  He’s now 71% owned in ESPN leagues.  29% of ESPN owners are A) Three thousand aliases created by Matthew Berry so he can win lots of virtual trophies.  B) Three thousand aliases created by Brandon Funston so it looks like ESPN owners are dopey.  C) There’s no C.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and a steal.  Glad to see his back is feeling better.  Must be tough carrying around the hopes and dreams of an entire sport.  I can’t wait for the 2019 thirty minute special on ESPN about his decision to sign with the Yankees.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-5 with his third homer in the last week.  I realize he was miserable on average for the month of May, but I’d slot him in my corner slot for the year and not worry about it.  Remember, he’s a guy that gets crazy hot in the 2nd half of the year too.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) & a double helping of legs (15).  Okay, how about when a different player gets a slam & legs we just say he got a Mike Trout?  Or better yet, when any player does anything exceptional, they pulled a Trout.  Can we get Benji Franklin off the hundred and put on Trout?  Who makes this happen?  Obama?  Biden?  Biden will do it… Someone get Biden on the line!

Garrett Richards – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Had 5 BBs yesterday and if you own him, he will shoot your eyes out.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Has now only given up one earned run in his last 15 innings, and his ERA is still 4.64.  Bit of an odd story with Nova’s stats.  He’s been unfortunate with BABIP, but he has 8 wins, so he’s not that unlucky.  This year his K-rate is up almost three Ks per nine, which is huge.  Wait, let me say it again with teenager punctuation.  It’s huge?!?!?!!!  His walk rate is down almost a half walk per nine, which is nice.  Let me say that again with 2006 emphasis, it’s niiiiiiiice.  But, oddly enough, his ability to get people to swing at pitches outside and inside the strike zone are almost the same as past years and the times he gets a batter to swing and miss is average.  So, what gives, Marla Gibbs?  If Nova’s out there, I’d go ahead and add him in most mixed leagues, but I wouldn’t start him in most home games and I wouldn’t expect the Ks to continue.  To nerdify that further, this super Nova is not going to continue to burn this bright.

Brett Gardner – Went to see Dr. Freeze and didn’t like what he told him so he’s going for a third opinion on Thursday.  I imagine on Thursday he’ll hear everything’s fine.  That’s usually the case when an injury sidelines you for two months and you need three opinions.  Now divide that by “all the positive feelings you once felt for Gardner” and subtract everything.

Rafael Soriano – Has a blister.  Probably from throwing heat.  He should be able to go today.  It’s something to watch.  Not literally, unless you’re in the same room as him.

Matt Kemp – Dodgers announced Kemp has no timetable to return.  What, did Magic Johnson buy the team and burn all their calendars?  Are the Dodgers now going to show up for their Friday three game series on Tuesday?  Are the Dodgers protesting Marie Callender’s?  I got questions, y’all!

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4 with a homer.  (NOTE TO SELF:  Copy and paste advice to pick up Rasmus from a previous post.  Afterwards, make sure to erase this note, otherwise I will look like a bleeping idiot.  Who uses bleeping when they’re talking to themselves?  I’m quirky and handsome!)

Yan Gomes – Hit his third homer.  If Yan can hit, so can you!  Two points if you get that reference.  You can redeem points later for a sticky rubber spider that crawls down your wall.

Sergio Santos – After a bullpen session, he felt shoulder discomfort.  There’s still no timetable for his return.  Wouldn’t be surprised to see him out until after the All Star Break.  Speaking of which, during the All Star game festivities MLB should have an all-DL game.  “Chase limps over to grab the grounder from Chipper, but… It seems like Utley’s pulled something else… Chase nudges the ball towards 1st with his nose where Ryan Howard sits on a swivel chair… Mat Gamel wheels Howard over to the ball…grabs it… And wheels him back towards first… It’s a foot, uh, swivel chair race back to the bag… Chipper stretches for the bag… Make that stretcher!  We need a stretcher!”

  1. Grey's da man! says:
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    Haha that last paragraph was awesome! MLB all-DL game lol.

    How would you rank the following players ROS:
    A Jones, McCutch, Stanton, Hamilton, CarGo, Braun, Prince

    Thanks!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Is this for next years first 15 picks?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Ill say Hamilton, CarGo, Braun, Stanton, Pacman, Prince, Dread Pirate.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Looks fun this for some reason. I’ll go:
      Braun, CarGo, Hamilton, Dread Pirate, Stanton, Prince, Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Thanks! The order New Guy said…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Booyakasha!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Haha my bad, no more drunk-posting for me…

  2. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Please rank Panda, Rasmus, Fowler, Quentin. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Panda, Rasmus, Fowler

  3. Donovan Solano says:
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    Thank you! About damn time my situational hitting got me a mention in a writeup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donovan Solano, No problem! Continue to do the small things!

  4. Kane says:
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    @grey

    Just dropped Laroche for Goldschmidt. Did I make a mistake?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Kane, lets see a perenial second half player or a guy that just showed up to the party after getting the invite last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kane, I don’t mind it…

    • Bash says:
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      @Yeah, I Remember When, damn! You beat me to it, was hoping to score that rubber spider

      • sean says:
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        @Bash, that spider was mine! Oh, 80s/90s PBS cooking shows. Didn’t see a Frugal Gourmet reference coming anytime soon…

        • Carnac says:
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          @sean, I’ll give Grey a rubber spider if he can work in an America’s Test Kitchen reference.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Yeah, I Remember When, I loved it when Yan would be chopping shizz with his cleaver, look up, and start getting rhythmic… and the audience would thunderously applaud!

      • Bash says:
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        @Carnac, that was back in the day when chicken with broccoli was considered “exotic”.

        • Carnac says:
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          @Bash, So true.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Bash, HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yeah, I Remember When, Ha!

  5. ruah says:
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    I grabbed Inge being that they have a series in Coors, but Colvin and Frazier are also available. I only have room for 1, maybe 2, of these 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ruah, Colvin, Frazier…

  6. Pigeon Pants says:
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    Rasmus or Fowler?

    WEEKS BATTLE: Jemile or Rickie?

    Thanks!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Pigeon Pants, Rasmus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pigeon Pants, Rasmus, Rickie

  7. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Which side do you prefer?

    J.Rollins/C.Maybin or D.Gordon/A.LaRoche

    Is it close?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Gordon, it’s close-ish…

  8. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Damnit Trout, why can’t you just suck? Still pains me that I had to give him up in a trade last year for late season pitching in Oswalt and Voglesong. Granted I won my league last year because of the trade but this sucks…..need to find a way to get him back. Be nice if he slumps at some point and his trade value comes down

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, its better to win once then kissing your sister year after year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Yeah, at least you won…

  9. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    grey please rank,

    Domestic, Import, Micro and home brew?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Micro, Import, Home, Domestic…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @ThE sHiT, micro brew…college boy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, I don’t drink beer…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, but when you do, you prefer Dos Equis? I knew it! I knew you were the most interesting man in the world!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hefeweizen…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Whiskey, Scotch, Tequila, Gin or Vodka?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vodka

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, let me guess, grey goose?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Stoli

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, haha….its way over priced (the goose), I like Kettle in the bar and Stoli out of my freezer

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  To be fair, I don’t really know the difference between Stoli and anything above Popov. I’m not a big drinker…

            • Moscowitz says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, Thats good…grey goose lol. A great Vodka though. If you like Vodka, dont miss out on Beluga (Russian) or Belvedere (Polish). Best two Vodkas on earth.

              Whisky? Sure, Laphroaig 10 with a massive peat

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Moscowitz, I try to lay off the whiskey, that version of me is not so great to be around. I drink alot of szambuca, its like Italian moonshine

              • @Moscowitz,

                vodka — made switch from Ketel One to Tito’s Vodka about 3 years ago and haven’t gone back… made in good old Austin, Texas…it’s a gem.

                tequila (anejo) — don camilo, clase azul, don julio 1942, chinaco and ocho…

  10. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    too much celebrating Kings victory and that was a pretty boring Monday for baseball. I was thinkin there would be 5 entries about baseball and 3 for 80′s sitcoms. C’mon Silver Spoons reference! Oh and its still ginger, except for the commenter that was analyzing which one they would date.

    I want to rant about fantasy baseball but all I wonder is how many teams do the cross promotion like the Dodgers. They have a bobblehead night for the county series or 5 freeway whatever, and give a Sciossopath bobbleheads out while the Angels are in the house. Seems smart to try and sell out the stadium with Angel fans, but really? how many Angel fans will be surprised to know that he played for the Dodgers since they only know the Angels since the fall of 2002. Damn, this is barely a rant, so I hate all the bandwagon Angel fans that have no idea who Bobby Grich (SWEET STACHE) is and that Wally World is just a Vacation movie reference. Hell I had one try and argue that Vlad was on the 2002 team, it was in a bar so he had an excuse for his memory problem. But what the hell, I grew up going to both teams games regularly and no one ever went to see the Angels. Now all the ex-Dodger fans who happen to be white (mostly) feel unsafe at Dodgers games because of the fights and gangsters and the fact that its in East Los. Did they miss the blurb about the guy that got stabbed and killed in the big A parking lot a couple of years back. No because E$PN didn’t have daily coverage. Look at a map, its called Santa Ana.

    oh and Adrian Gonzalez f-ing sucks

    • MKEeast says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Everybody remembers Grich. He is awesome in RBI baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Nice rant… I was a huge Angel fan in the 80′s… Brian Downing!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I loved Downing, i still have my game Program with him on the cover with Schwarzenager. strange roid foreshadowing. Autographed by him, Reardon and Byleven.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What a weird, wonderful group of autographs…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I use to go to about 15-20 home games a year. They were playing the twins that day

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, What about Wally Joyner? A great player with an easy and smooth swing. I grew up following the Orioles but i also have a soft spot for the White Sox.

        • chata says:
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          @Moscowitz,

          minnie minoso played for the white sox

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            and the best double-play combination of all time .

  11. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Do you think Richard will be good at Seattle and Oakland this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, I wouldn’t risk him in mixed leagues…

  12. Jimmy says:
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    oh thank you for reminding me of that show. i instantly remember me and my brother dying of laughter when he would chop vegetables really fast and say “one-two-three-four-five-five-five!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimmy, Ha!

  13. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Pitcher pick up: Scott Diamond or Ivan Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1, Nova

  14. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    For general bench depth, who do you want from this quartet?

    Cozart, Ibanez, Seager or Rasmus?

    • sean says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1, Rasmus or Seager for his eligibility (he’s 2B/MI/3B/CI in my league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1, Rasmus

  15. Boston Fans Are Stoopid says:
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    Yan Can Cook, Master Chef, a killer ‘stache and top notch fantasy baseball advice? Your sir, are a true Renaissance man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boston Fans Are Stoopid, Booya.

  16. schlitzy says:
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    I used to watch yan can cook with my nana on channel 13 when I was a youngster “if yan can cook, so can you!”. I used to love when he said “co co NUT”. Much better show than the frugal gourmet and I never heard anything about yan being a kid toucher. Anyway, +2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, The Frugal Gourmet! Well played…

  17. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you drop Doubront for Medlen in a 12 Team H2H League? Little Felix is on my bench this week after last Friday’s outing against the Nats.

    Also, has Capuano run his course and if so, would he be better to launch for the speculative Medlen add? I started him this week for the 2 Starts but may end up regretting that move.

    I too have questions Grey. Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, I’d go with Medlen over Felix…

  18. Who’s starting Kennedy versus Texas at Arlington today?

    Grey, I see your Yan and raise you a Justin Wilson.

    • thisisafamilyshow says:
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      @The Miracles, “Grey, I see your Yan…”

      Grey maybe you should put that away…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, Wow, that’s a gar-o-tee flashback… I’d start Kennedy…

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @The Miracles, Well i am starting Kennedy and Lewis against eachother today. Grey suggested to already start praying though!

      • @Moscowitz, I pray for 1-0 and your guy to hit the solo homer.

  19. papasmurf says:
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    Mad at myself for streaming Richards without looking at his minor league stats (whch are disgusting) first. I was such an ugly game. Millions of baserunners but only 5 runs scoring.

    I wonder if streaming SPs is counterproductive, especially in deep leagues. Streamed 9x this year, vs. Min 2x Oak 2x PIT 3x NYM and LAD 1x, I have gotten 2 QS… The SP failed to make it out of the 5th 4x out of 9.

    Throw in the fact that I also have Jansen and the first place team got a SV out of it, and that I started Salty instead of AJ Ellis (OBP counts) and it was yet one frustrating night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Yeah, he looked sloppy…

  20. Ciao Grey … buongiorno!

    A multi-part question here: hope you your famous crystal ball ready!

    Yesterday, I asked about various 4th/5th OF options in a 16-team 5×5 roto league and you suggested Saunders. He should clear waivers tomorrow and so I can grab him then. In the meantime, I have Aoki in that spot.

    But I just remembered Corey Hart … looks like he’ll back in a week or so. Am I better off with Hart than with Aoki or Saunders?

    And a few quickies:

    –In the same roto format, are you starting Scherzer against the Cubs tonight?

    –I’m in need of saves, but is it safe now to drop Fuentes? Or now that Valverde seems be doing better, to drop Benoit? And if you would drop one of ‘em am I better off speculating on, say, Marshall or Pryor? Or are they both such longshots for saves that I’d be better off grabbing Hart (see above) while also keeping either Aoki or Sanders?

    –Now I’m seeing dates as late as July 31 for Rizzo’s call up and that it will depend on Soriano’s being traded. Is that your best guess? I’m expecting a lot from the kid, but that’s a long time to carry him on the roster.

    Many thanks! I appreciate the help, as always.

    • Omar Comin', Yo! says:
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      @Enrique, How is Corey Hart not owned in a 16-team league?

      • sean says:
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        @Omar Comin’, Yo!, church.

      • @Omar Comin’, Yo!, Embarrassing admission alert: I meant Cody Ross. Must have been very distracted (do their names sound a little similar?)….

        So, Omar Comin’, Yo! and Grey — please substitute Cody Ross for Corey Hart. I double checked and all the other names are correct.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, I’d start Scherzer, I’d own Saunders… Benoit is the drop, those guys aren’t getting saves…

  21. Jermo says:
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    Replace Gardner with Crawford in DL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, Yup

  22. RiffRaff says:
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    If I had a trapper keeper it would say “I ? Trout” all over it.

    Anyone recommend a good buy-low target?

    • RiffRaff says:
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      @RiffRaff, I “heart” Trout

      • howabout? says:
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        @RiffRaff, Alex Gordon, Chris Young, Ellsbury, Zobrist….?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @RiffRaff, Weiters, Kendrick (I still have faith dammit!), agree about Krispie.

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @RiffRaff, Cliff Lee, Eric Hosmer, Aroldis Chapman (last chance if you can find a scared owner with his most recent “human” outings, before he goes on another ridiculous run of 0′s and K’s).

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @RiffRaff, A-Gonz, J-Up….the list goes on.

  23. weas says:
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    Rasmus or Torii Hunter for my 5th OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @weas, Rasmus

  24. DeWees says:
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    Grey, was that a Scatman reference?!? I may be way off here.

    Also, to gloat, I drafted Trout as a 24th round keeper in 2011. 2 round tax on keepers the 1st year and 1 round every consecutive year kept. I could not be happier… like a proud papa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DeWees, I don’t think so…

  25. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Ok i love how Jesus is getting everyday AB’s – but when is he really going to turn it up? Hes better than this right?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Catching is really hard

  26. Crystal Ball says:
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    In a vaccuum- Halladay/Ichiro or Trout??

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Crystal Ball, Trout…until the cows come home.

  27. Jon says:
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    Start one H2H: Kendrick, Fowler, Saunders

    Thanks!

    • Jon says:
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      Actually, add Ryan Zimmerman to that mix and choose 2.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jon, Zimmerman, Kendrick

  28. Wake Up says:
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    Love the all DL game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Thanks!

  29. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    can’t wait to get my sticky rubby spider!

    Grey, who is #1 on your who-would-you-do from Food Network Star? I know its Martie ya big Cougar slayer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buddo Chezuski, Justin’s gonna win…

  30. toMorrow? says:
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    Stop giving me the reverse middle finger! I heard your sell but no one’s buyin! If Morrow goes on the DL who do we like for the next few weeks: Gee, Hutchison, Eovaldi, Capps, Wilhelmsen…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @toMorrow?, Wilhelmsen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @toMorrow?, Capps, actually

  31. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trade Middlebrooks for Rizzo in a deep 16 teamer? MB is hardly even making my bench right now, especially during interleague play.

    • chunk says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I would

    • Hawk says:
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      @TheNewGuy,

      Yearly league, it’s probably a good move. If this is a keeper league its a no-brainer. Go get Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Forgot to say it’s a non-keeper. Don’t need MB currently but could use Rizzo at Util once he comes up. 16 teamer, do the deal still?

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @TheNewGuy, no, if its not keeper. when youk gets traded MB will outshine rizzo, who has done nothing at the major league level.

  32. MrHappyTime says:
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    Chen vs Pit, or Cobb vs NYM?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Chen

  33. Fitz says:
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    Hey Grey, trade Sale for Kipnis in a h2h redraft? I figure sale will be shut down or limited come fantasy playoff time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fitz, It’s fair…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        kipnis …. by a mile .

        i knew you weren’t a believer of this kid …. (put anyone in that 3-hole)
        yada .

  34. harkrider says:
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    which guy should I pick up? I’m planning on dropping Youk. I just can’t decide between SB’s or HR’s and should I risk AVG?

    Goldschmidt, Rajai Davis, Revere, or Colvin

    They will fill in at UTIL. Here is my current roster (4 OF and 2 UTIL spots)

    Posey, Votto, Uggla, Theriot, Lawrie, CarGo, Bruce, Heyward, Bautista, Rios, Youk, Allen Craig, Desmond Jennings, (Boneface on the DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Goldy

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, why would you drop youk for goldy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Cause Goldy’s better…. And he has upside to be much better…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, upside yes, but goldy can pull a smoak and just disappear for a month. I like to go a little more conservative and if youk gets traded to the right team then he could be a huge stretch run player.

  35. With Longoria back soon & Seagar, Goldi (& Trumbo @ OF) rostered, for Morneau, I tried for Cain but was countered with Fister or Sale. Not crazy about either ROS. Am I dealing the correct 1B/3B? Try maybe Trumbo for Cain? Or should I reconsider Fister or Sale? Thanks!…& I sort of liked the potential in a Trout “Wish you sucked” glossary term and had a bevy of names, but I don’t think that anyone has met them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie, I’d take Sale for Morneau…

  36. chunk says:
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    Give Sale/Jansen, get Lester/Nathan. Pull the triggidytrigg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, I’d take Lester…

  37. Nathan says:
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    Way to rock the 90s cooking show reference. I have fond memories of watching Yan Can Cook with my dad as a kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nathan, Nice

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Nathan, frugal gourmet and yan were staples

  38. Contest standings have been updated – http://razzball.com/tvcontest2012-standings/

    Shouldn’t be shocking that the first day leader ‘Lions Win!’ picked Trout. He/she (c’mon there are girls on this site – i swear) also has Harper, Pujols, and Cano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, Thanks, Rood.

      • @Grey, Rood’s my DJ name.

  39. Lava says:
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    Pitching wise, who could I expect to get for Middlebrooks? Or is he more or less droppable now?

    I could use WHIP help, and I’ve been streaming pitchers until I picked up Rasmus yesterday. Middlebrooks is the weakest link now, though I suppose he could fill in at 3B and I could trade Lowrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lava, He’s droppable

  40. The Real McCoy says:
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    I get: Beltre (3B), Frieri
    I give: Bulter (1B), Johnson (CL)

    I am fully aware of the injury risk but this is pretty much a no brainer (accept it) trade.

    My other CL: Motte, Putz, Reed
    My other 1B: AGon, Encarnacion, Goldschimdt
    My other 3B: Moustakas, Longoria, Encarnacion (1b, 3b)

    This is a standard yahoo 10-team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Accept

  41. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Miguel Cabrera for Annibal Sanchez and Andrew McCutchen.

    Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hosmer’s Ho’s, Miggy, it’s fair…

  42. joe says:
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    I’ve been offered trumbo, zobrist, and beachy for haren and j. upton…. not enough in return, right? –H2H/11 player keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe, Looks fair, I’d take Upton…

  43. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Is Jose Quintana getting the 2nd start this week? CBS and MLB have no projection, ESPN says yes.

    Nathan is driving me to drink more, and I would rather gamble on the possibility of 2 starts from an RP than 1 save op from a CP.

    • @SpiralArchitect, I think it’s TBD on Quintana – depends on how Danks feels after his rehab start tonight. My guess is Quintana gets one more start and he either becomes long relief or takes over Humber’s spot if he sucks next time out…

  44. Derrick says:
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    Are you concerned at all about Jennings’ power?

    How many HR’s do you think he hits the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, He could get hot and hit 20 still… I wouldn’t panic…

  45. harkrider says:
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    I’m looking at trading for Matt Cain (this guy also has King Felix and Weaver, I would take any of those 3). He is also a HUGE Red Sox fan and needs a 3B. So I thought about offering Youk and an SP for Cain. Which SP should I offer?

    McDonald, Daniel Hudson, Marcum, Morrow (probably not anymore after last night), Hanson, or Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Any of them…

  46. BERK says:
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    A strange trade was proposed: I give Cozart & receive Yadier Molina + Dee Gordon. I currently have Pierzynski at C, who I guess I’d drop. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, I’d take Gordon…

  47. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Love the Yan Can Cook reference, just wait until he hits a Wok-off HR.

    And the Funston line is also awesome…comedic gold!

    • Carnac says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Wok-off… nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Thanks!

  48. LVHawk says:
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    More value from July 1 through the rest of the season in a 5×5 league – Avila or Arencibia?

    • Hawk says:
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      @LVHawk,

      IF healthy, Avila. That’s a capital IF at this point though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LVHawk, JP

  49. Hawk says:
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    I have Justin Upton in half my leagues. Can you please drive to Arizona and shake him until he wakes up from his coma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk, Will do

  50. The Stache says:
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    Would you trade Trout for Longoria in a league where you can keep a player for two years. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Stache, Yup

  51. Hot Sauce says:
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    I’m looking at Asdrubal Cabrera for Ryan Zimmerman straight up, who would you rather have through 2014?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hot Sauce, Asdrubal, it’s close…

  52. EK says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto:

    Drop any of the following:
    D. Hudson
    M. Moore
    T. Bauer

    For:
    Vogelsong
    McCarthy
    Niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Hudson for Vogelsong

  53. knighttown says:
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    I’m looking for a Mr. B to sit in an SP slot to help with my ratios. Drop Paulino for Charlie Furbush in a 12 team daily league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Eh

  54. Alejandro says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My Kendrick and Beachy for his Kinsler

    14 team league: my other SPs
    Cain
    Lester
    McCarthy
    Parker
    Hughes
    H. Alvarez
    Oswalt

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alejandro, I’d take Kinsler

  55. knighttown says:
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    Two borderline starts this week:
    -Scherzer in Wrigley
    -Latos at home to the Tribe

    Sit, start or uh…I guess just sit or start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, I’d start both in some leagues…

  56. K!cks says:
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    For utility spot: Plouff, Headly, Torii Hunter, Jason Kubel, Justin Smoak, or Norichika Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, Hunter

  57. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trade Freeman for Hosmer? 16 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Eh

  58. agarthered says:
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    Moose over Laroche right?

    Also

    Drop Milone for Nova or Harrison?

    Last one Jeter’s been brutal as of late and Dee is on waivers thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agarthered, Yup… Nova… C’mon…

  59. Tony says:
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    grey- which side

    A) Eithier/Lance Lynn
    or
    B) Greinke/Papelbon

    ????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, You asked me this yesterday…

      • Tony says:
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        i think it was a different deal but semi close, maybe it was the same! lol i’ll just take what you said yesterday and apply it again….

  60. David says:
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    Thanks for the tip on Morrow Grey! I traded him last week with a bench player and was able to steal away Greinke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David, Nice

  61. Jack says:
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    I own Wilhelmsen, but League was just dropped. Should I pick up League for Wilhelmsen?

    Yahoo 12 Team Standard 6X6 H2H
    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Will Middlebrooks
    OF: Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout, Adam Jones
    UTL: Bryan LaHair, Desmond Jennings
    Bench: Eric Hosmer
    2SP: Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo
    2RP: Addison Reed, Jim Johnson
    4P: Ricky Romero, Max Scherzer, Matt Moore, Kris Medlen, Derek Holland, Roy Oswalt, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tom Wilhelmsen
    DL: Evan Longoria, Sergio Santos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Hold

  62. stoopid says:
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    10 team, 7 keepers no time length

    My J-Upton for his Pence & Cain?

    My keeper worthy players are: Fielder, Uggla, Wright, Andrus, Kemp, J-Upton, Hamels, & Kershaw.

    My OF is a mix of schmohawks: Cuddyer, Rios, Rasmus, J-Up, Presley, & Scott

    My SP’s are Kershaw, Hamels, MacDonald, Anibal, Capuano, Scherzer, & Burnett

    I’m in 1st and want the push I need to stay there but don’t want to sacrifice potential future years…

    • stoopid says:
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      @stoopid, Or should I try to move a 2nd (8th after keepers) or 3rd round pick for Pence outright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, I’d want Upton…

  63. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    looking to make a move for brett myers (SP eligibility getting saves for at least another 6 weeks or so in a dialy league). guy wants a SP. not interested in my lincecum or samardzija. my options are to offer him morrow (though hurt now), edwin jackson, zimmermann, anibal sanchez, or sale. what kinda innings limit is sale on? who should i offer all things considered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThePoonTycoon, I wouldn’t trade any of these guys for Myers.

  64. Booya says:
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    What do you predict for Cuddyer’s final line on the season?

  65. EK says:
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    Pls rank for a spot:

    Gee v CIN
    Cahill @ LAA
    Volquez @ SEA
    Colon v SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Colon, Cahill, Volquez

  66. Grey — just to follow up on something above (thanks again for fielding my unnecessarily confusing multi-part question) it’s correct to say you prefer Saunders to Cody Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Yup

  67. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey…..middlebrooks or c davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI, Davis

  68. The Real McCoy says:
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    Who is the SS worth owning from now to All-Star break?

    Seager / Cozart / Aviles / Furcal

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Furcal

  69. The Real McCoy says:
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    Who is the C worth owning from now until All-Star break?

    Salt / Doumit / Ruiz / Martin / Rosario

    Thanks again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Salt

  70. Bhoner says:
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    Grey, Rolling Norris out tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bhoner, Yup

  71. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    in 12 team, 6×6 h2h, I’ve been offered ryan zimmerman for lance lynn. my other sps are CC, Bumg, Darvish, Norris, Vogelsong, and Doubront. Is that a fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, It’s fair…

  72. jim says:
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    Future Grey – What was Bryce Harper’s ADP in 2013 fantasy drafts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jim, 3rd round

  73. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Please pick 3 starts out of these remaining SP matchups this week:
    Diamond vs. PHI (Blanton)
    Burnett @ CLE (Jimenez)
    Matusz vs. PIT (Correia)
    Samardzija vs. BOS (Matsuzaka)
    Parker vs. SD (Bass)

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      Diamond vs. Blanton – or as I like to call it:
      A shape vs. An out-of-shape

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Ha! Burnett, Parker, Matusz…

  74. Joel says:
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    in #72 above, I also have Worley!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, No idea what you’re referring to…

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Joel, It has absolutely no impact on the fairness of the deal. It’s still fair even if you listed 10 more meh pitchers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, Oh, I see now… Yeah, doesn’t change my answer…

  75. DevastatinDave says:
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    1. Markakis, Berkman or Crawford for my DL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  76. james d says:
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    (1) How worried are you about Beachy now? (2) Would you comfortable with a roster that has him as its second best sp?

    Started out with the k/9 drop. Now he has piled on a huge bb/9 increase and elbow issues.

    I’m interested in highlighting this shit in an attempt to buy low btw.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @james d, I wouldn’t be overly concerned. He’s a very good pitcher. But I think you’d have to classify him as a sell high, not a buy low.

      • james d says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, Under normal conditions sure he’s a sell high, but there’s always a price where he can be bought low. Not everybody prices in the 1.8 era and you never know until you ask.

  77. Mzyptlk says:
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    Sale and Kendrick for Kinsler. Take Kinsler?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Mzyptlk, Definitely.

  78. Hi,

    I am in dire need of a solid starting pitcher and it appears that another team in my league needs a 2nd baseman. I have Kinsler and Phillips. He has Matt Cain, C.J. Wilson, Shaun Marcum, A.J. Burnett, Tommy Hanson, Wade Miley, Johnathon Broxton & Colby Lewis.

    What would be a reasonable trade proposal? Or hold? Thanks

    Which one of them would be a fair trade for which one of these pitchers on his team, ROS? Or hold.

    Matt Cain
    C.J. Wilson
    Shaun Marcum

    • @Deadwoods, Ignore the bottom half of that post. Bad editing.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Deadwoods, I think Cain or CJ is fair for Kinsler…Marcum for Phillips

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, I wouldn’t give Kinsler… Phillips for Wilson or Cain, though might not happen… Lewis and Burnett for Phillips… Lewis and Marcum, that sorta thing…

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, I’d bet my Gregg Jefferies Donruss Rated Rookie card that Phillips for Cain/Wilson doesn’t happen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @WhineSpritzer, Ha… Probably not…

  79. crock says:
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    Alex Gordon or Krispie Young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Krispie

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        might be time to under-pay for him , now , and stash him until
        after the asb .
        kid does get streaky .

  80. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Diamond or Medlen ROS? Only concerned with ERA/WHIP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Medlen

  81. Alejandro says:
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    I just got offered

    M. Kemp, R. Romero, and Chris Johnson for

    my A. Beltre and B. Beachy.

    thoughts?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alejandro, I’d take Kemp in an H2H league… Otherwise it’s just fair…

  82. Jessegeeeee says:
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    Henderson Alvarez, Carlos Quentin, and Colby Rasmus for Madison Bumgarner.

    I’d drop a combination of Nava, Plouffe, Minor, or Britton.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jessegeeeee, I’d want Bum…

  83. Scott says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve got 2 questions:

    1) I’ve got Longoria in my keeper league. I think I’m gonna try to move him in a package deal for either Moustakas or Lawrie… Do you prefer one over the other?

    2) Was Viciedo a highly touted prospect? Should I try to sell high on him or do you think he has a good chance to end the year with around 30 hr?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott, 1. Why are you moving him? 2. Depends what you’re selling for… He has power but won’t have a good average as he Ks too much…

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey,

        Kinda just in “youth-movement” mode. My 5 keepers coming into the season were Pujols, Tulo, Ellsbury, Longoria, and Stanton. I was offered Trout for Tulo, Trout for Pujols, and Trout for Giancarlo last week. I already had Seager in my lineup since he’s SS-eligible in Yahoo!, so obviously I accepted the Tulo trade.

        I’m just tired of all the injuries.. Longoria has been pretty frustrating the past couple years. So I think I could probably trade Longoria for Moustakas/Lawrie straight up and also upgrade a draft pick in the deal. So I was wondering which of those two you think has a higher ceiling.

        Then I was thinking about trading Ellsbury, Viciedo, and Kimbrell or Beachy for Harper.

        I wouldn’t mind overpaying if it resulted in me having Pujols, Trout, Stanton, Harper, and Moustakas/Lawrie as my 5 keepers. But if you think I should be patient with Longoria, then I will.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Scott, Lawrie… I’d prefer Longoria…

  84. quimmy says:
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    Was offered Lynn, Dickey and Ethier for my Gonzo and Bedard in a keeper league? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @quimmy, Sounds like a decent trade for depth if that’s what you need…

  85. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Other than Bauer, who are the next SPs coming up who can make an immediate impact?

  86. moses says:
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    Drop Bass for Cobb? Huston Street? Brett Myers? or ClipparD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, Street

  87. Art Vandelay says:
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    Thoughts on starting Bucholz today @ Miami?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Art Vandelay, I’d start him…

      • Art Vandelay says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! FYI, took your advice and flipped Sale for Cliff Lee. I was hoping Lee’s lack of wins would spook the owner. I’m satisfied with the move. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Art Vandelay, Nice move!

  88. herschel says:
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    Cubs’ first base prospect Anthony Rizzo exited Tuesday’s game with Triple-A Iowa with an apparent leg injury.
    Rizzo suffered the injury when he slid into the dugout fence while attempting to catch a pop up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why is he trying to be a hero?!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, The Greatest American Rizzo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @herschel, Ha… Yeah, big name to live up to…

          • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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            @Grey, He was in a slump anyway. After two straight days of multiple homers, he was a pitiful 0 for 2 when he left the game today. Hopefully he’ll be fine and should be up pointing his lumber just above the ivy in Chicago just after June 23rd which would delay his free agency an additional year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Drexel Hill Dragons, Hope so…

  89. Fish Lover says:
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    Hey Grey,

    An owner in my AL only (10 team) is looking for Trout. I have good OF depth and have a good lead in SB’s but I need corner power in a bad way. I was thinking to ask for Pujols.

    Which pitcher would you offer with Trout to get Pujols? My personal opinion is too start off with a Floyd/Trout offer.

    Price
    Lester
    Floyd
    Danks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Danks or Floyd and Trout is plenty…

      • Fish Lover says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks, Grey. As always, appreciate the advice.

        Regards,

        Fish

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Fish Lover, No problem…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Fish Lover, aw dont trade trout… You love fish!!

  90. Ryan says:
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    Aviles or infante ROS?
    Aviles has been terrible lately
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Infante’s been better? I’d go with Aviles…

  91. L-Boogie says:
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    Kelly Johnson or Altuve at 2B ROS?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Altuve

  92. Drop Wei-Yin Chen or Doubront

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Hold

  93. charlie batch says:
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    which side of this trade in deep league: trout or longoria for stash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie batch, Longoria

  94. “Yan can cook!” Now where’s my damn spider.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony, Ha!

  95. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    Brian Roberts returns tonight, and is hitting leadoff…

    How do you feel about him going forward?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, That he’ll be back on the DL by the end of the month…

      • joe from pt pleasant says:
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        @WhineSpritzer,

        lol probably true, but assuming health how do u think he can do…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @joe from pt pleasant, I don’t have have much hope for him…

        • @joe from pt pleasant, Me neither. He could hit for a solid average and score a lot of runs at the top of that order, but his running days are over. And seriously, he won’t stay healthy.

  96. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Pick a side:

    Hellickson Hanrahan

    or

    Volquez Cruz and Janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, Cruz

      • joe from pt pleasant says:
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        @Grey,

        how about hellickson for volquez straight up??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hellickson

  97. Poo Holes says:
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    ROS…A.J. P. or J.P. A.?

    Also got offered Phillips for my Greinke. My 2B/MI spot is a suck hole of Kelly Jo, Aviles, and Cozart, so Phillips would be an obvious upgrade. The rest of my staff is Lee, Wilson, J-Zimm, Hellickson, Smyly, and Minor. 12 team keeper league, bee tee dubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP… Greinke over Phillips…

  98. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    When Salvador Perez comes back (could be as early as next week), do you prefer him over any of these guys in a 12-team OBP?

    Doumit, Ellis, Wilin Rosario, Pierzynski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ellis…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey,

        Who would rank as the best guy of that group, at least for the time being.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Eddy, Rosario

  99. Mike says:
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    Would u trade freese for James McDonald?
    Need a starter
    Thanks!!
    Have seager, Chris Davis to replace if had to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  100. Joan Chen says:
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    Grey, great work as always.

    I have a trade question that I have been agonizing over. 10 team keeper, categories are Runs, RBI, HR, SB, K, AVG, OPS and Wins, Losses, Net Saves, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB. I’ve been offered Granderson/Beltre/Bumgardner for my Adrian Gonzalez/Ryan Zimmerman/Jordan Zimmerman. What do you think? Good short term/bad long term is what I’m guessing, but my team is really hurting right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I like it for you…

  101. Dynamite Dan says:
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    I’ve never come here this late. You are a champ for continuing to reply to our questions all day Grey.

    As for my question. Nolan Remiold just got some bad news and his timetable has been moved back. Is he still worthy of my DL spot if he is returning at the All Star Break?

    If not. Who of these players should I pick up?

    Carpenter, S Drew, Storen, Santos, Farnsworth, Bailey, or Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d grab Storen…

  102. paulzone says:
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    ROS, for SS: seager or asdrubal in a 12 team mixed?

    weakest cats are gidp (3), obp (5), sb (6), avg (7)
    strongest cats are hr (11.5), r (11), rbi (9)

    oddly, asdrubal was dropped for dee gordon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal over Seager…

  103. Grey's da man! says:
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    would you trade J upton for A Jones straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but it’s fair…

  104. Grey's da man! says:
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    everth or espinoza at 2b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  105. Grey's da man! says:
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    And now they are saying Crawford out much longer than two weeks due to that he is in the beginning stages of his throwing program

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was always out longer than 2 weeks….

  106. Mike says:
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    Would u start middlebrooks or Seager tonight?
    Middle batting cleanup
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Eh… Okay, Middlebrooks…

  107. paulzone says:
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    Would you expect Utley to be better than Altuve in the 2nd half? I don’t think I want the headache though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Nope

  108. mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Assuming it’s not too late to sell Capuano “high”, would you please give me an example of an outfield bat that would be a reasonable exchange for a team that needs Ws and Ks. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mhfella, Austin Jackson… Torii, De Aza…

  109. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Grey, who would you rather start tonight?

    Goldschmidt vs. C.Lewis
    Or
    Middlebrooks vs. Buehrle

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, Goldy BnY

  110. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Someone offered Kyle lohse for jimmy Rollins. Dee Gordon who has been playin very well lately is available. So essentially it would be lohse and Gordon for Rollins. What’s your opinion? Out of Parker milone and McCarthy who do I drop for lohse?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, I’d prefer Rollins, it’s not close… Or clohse…

  111. Rossy says:
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    i was offered timmy lincecum for matt moore. should i take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t….

  112. Grey's da man! says:
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    starting wainwright at home today vs white sox (league counts losses as well – H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  113. Jays Fan says:
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    Grey who do you like more going forward in a keeper league, this year and for the future Jon Lester or Tommy Hanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jays Fan, Hanson

  114. Prezii says:
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    Greyseph… I didnt drop zobrist after that game of his life on my bench.. you know brian roberts is out after a couple weeks again but you think during those weeks he can out-produce mr mendoza?? Not to mention zobrist is dealin with a minor injury which makes me cringe even more…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, I’d prefer Zo over Roberts…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, i figured so… Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Scapegoats come in all sizes, O.

  115. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    lots of good stuff today … you do well on slow days .

    even before reading the next sentence , i had ‘copied’ this line for posting :
    “If Yan can hit, so can you !”

    still no mention of schafer’s PINK EYE ??
    (there , this thread has now been infected) .

    i gotta imagine that sergio santos is throwing bp to matt kemp ….
    maybe on that wi-fi thing .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Wii the people…

  116. Steve says:
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    Stolen base for Bautista. An unexpected bonus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could you bench Bum, I want some Steve Magic…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Sorry, friend. I need him today.

  117. Steve says:
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    Ugh. McCarthy sent home from road trip for an MRI on his shoulder. Trip to the DL a ‘distinct possibility’

    It’s fine for him – he gets Mrs Mac to rub it better. What about the rest of us?

    • Crewser says:
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      @Steve, awesome…he can join Jered and Morrow on the DL on one of my teams.
      It ain’t raining, it’s pouring.

  118. DHill Dragons says:
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    Ugh! Jarrod Parker just got his start moved up a day so he goes from home vs. the Padres to on the road at Colorado! He just went from possibly his best possible scenario start to one of his worst.

    • Steve says:
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      @DHill Dragons, I believe our respective comments are directly related…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DHill Dragons, Yeah, that ain’t pretty for weekly lineups…

  119. Crewser says:
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    @Grey: Have a trade question in a 10-team 3 OF H2H points league – currently have
    2B Ackley
    OF Josh Hamilton
    OF Melky
    OF Allen Craig
    OF Trout
    OF Braun
    Got offered Pedroia for Hamilton…not much for me on the face of it but replacement 2B for replacement OF I think I come out ahead.
    Pull the trigger? Possible alternative: swap out Ackley for Aaron Hill.
    Thanks.

    • @Crewser, Replacement OF? You’re talking about Josh Hamilton correct? The perceived upgrade at 2nd isn’t worth the #1 ranked hitter.

      • Crewser says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, like I said Hamilton over Pedroia is not to my benefit. My consideration is that Pedroia over Ackley (or Hill?) is greater than Hamilton over Melky or Craig. I figure I could gain 50 points the rest of the way – but it’s a risk.
        My secondary question is: how do we feel about Hill the rest of the way? I’ve gone down that road and been burned before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crewser, I wouldn’t take Pedroia for Hamilton… Id hold Ackley for now…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey, I’d… Autocorrect, you let me down…

        • Crewser says:
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          @Grey, @WhineSpritzer, appreciate your guys’ POV’s – after losing Weaver, Morrow and (it looks like) McCarthy, it looks like 2B is the least of my problems.

  120. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I own (and am starting) Kennedy, but isn’t the ol’ “unearned run on a wild pitch” kind of ridiculous? It’s not the pitcher’s fault because the pitcher made an error.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Wait… now it’s showing up as earned. I’m all kinds of confused tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Passed ball is unearned…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, I got swept away by a brain fart back there, which isn’t as romantic as it sounds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Ha… You’re the wind beneath my sails…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Aww… and you’re the Plouffe beneath my bum. Thanks for the splashback bidet!

  121. chata says:
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    brian roberts missed a nice fastball , earlier , and he knew it .
    otherwise , he’s hitting .

  122. Steve says:
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    Bruce up and they’re loaded…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Whoopdy-do.

      • Trevor

        Tggq21 says:
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        @Steve, Sac fly with bases loaded is a kick in the nads to us fantasy baseballers<—– Grey's mom term!

  123. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    A rare Espinosa sighting…

  124. Steve says:
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    Does Plouffe do anything except hit home runs?

      • Steve says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, That’s adorable. I have two daughters. Why can’t they always be like that?

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Steve, Yours aren’t always adorable? I thought I was the only one with a kid who screams bloody murder for an hour every night because she disagrees with me that it’s time for bed.

          • Steve says:
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            @Awesomus Maximus, Ha. Think mine are are little older. They’ve moved on to well-reasoned arguments.

            • Awesomus Maximus

              Awesomus Maximus says:
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              @Steve, Mine’s 17, she just gets very emotional.

              Looking forward to arguments. I try to argue with her now, but she seems to have inherited her mother’s ability to ignore me. I’ll break her eventually.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, Brilliant

  125. Carnac says:
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    The St. Louis OF will be responsible for inflating Wainwright’s ERA by 1 run this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Nice future prediction…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Sorry, still getting the hang of this hat. Edit:

        A: +1 ER on Wainwright’s ERA.
        Q: Who are Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig?

        • chata says:
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          @Carnac,

          “where did you get the hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar ?”

          ^^
          (an adaptation of python’s ‘coconut’ line .)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Carnac, There ya go!

  126. nightpandas says:
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    looking to upgrade my pitching. Is AJax and Viciedo too much for Wainwright or JJohnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Not too much for Johnson…

  127. Steve says:
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    The Red Sox are in the same situation as the rest of us who own Youk.

    We’d love to trade him, but no one will give us anything worthwhile for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha… Exactly…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Might be the opportunity Billy Beane has been waiting for.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Seriously…. Surprised he hasn’t traded for him yet…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            lind is the better bet

  128. nightpandas says:
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    A Jax and Viciedo too much for J Johnson or Wainwright? 15 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Answered above…

  129. Steve says:
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    Pity CarGo is missing all this first-inning fun.

  130. Steve says:
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    Rooting for Votto to have a bad week. Looks like it’s going to be a long one.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Steve, The 558 people that have him on their big-screen TV entry (myself included) are hoping it is a long week for you friend.

  131. Steve says:
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    When things don’t go right for Mike Minor, they really don’t go right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, like all season…

  132. MattTruss223 says:
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    Man, just got offered Lincecum for my Old McDonald in an NL only. Am I really rejecting this? My how the mighty have fallen…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Yeah… It’s fair if you need to gamble…

  133. chata says:
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    yay .
    i have chris davis in the tv pool .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Nice… You got that squared away where your entry was?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yep .
        but can i get a do-over ?

  134. Steve says:
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    Ike Davis? Goodness me. Off a lefty too, what’s more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, He’s alive?

  135. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Give Morales, get Zobrist? H2H, OPS league. Either one would play Util, but my backup CI options are better than MI, so the move would be more about insurance/lineup flexibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Hold

  136. mookiewilson says:
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    Shopping Andrus for a SP, what level would shoot for? Gallardo seem fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Gallardo’s fair…

  137. knighttown says:
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    Brett Lawrie or Gio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, it’s fair… Depends on needs…

  138. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I’ve been X’ed! It’s the Ian Kennedy Experiment! FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Not only a bad start, but he made you think of Jamie Kennedy…

  139. jdbus says:
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    What do you think about this trade
    Give
    Pedroia
    Beachy
    Motte

    Get
    Trout
    Wil Myers

    14 team mixed keep 8, beachy probably wouldn’t be a keeper for me. Have kipnis to plug in at 2B and I’m worried about pedroia’s thumb. Would you pull the trigger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdbus, I like it…

  140. Steve says:
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    Anyone watch Scherzer? How did he look? Apart from the five walks, obviously…

    • Slappy Pappy says:
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      @Steve, The Purple Evolutionist has three RBIs out of the 7 hole, if that tells you anything about his night. Decent fastball control all night, the breaking stuff came and went. Wild pitch in the 2nd on a breaking ball led to that run, and the wind (15-25 mph in from dead center) kept a Fielder bomb in the yard, otherwise he’d be in line for the win too.

      • Steve says:
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        @Slappy Pappy, Thanks. Just picked him up in my H2H league, where a recent trade has left me a bit light on pitching.

        Didn’t have him for today’s start, but obviously hoping he can get his act together…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Sorry, was podcasting…

  141. paulzone says:
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    Can you rank for the ROS:

    Bucholz, Latos, Anibal

    w, l, s, hlds, era, whip, k, gidp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, anibal, Buchholz…

  142. Steve says:
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    Broxton could use a double play right now.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or that.

  143. paulzone says:
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    is this a fair trade:

    team a gets:
    infante
    mccann
    freeman
    pacheco
    blanco

    team b gets:
    youklis
    arod
    espinosa
    marcum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Yeah… A-Rod side…

  144. L-Boogie says:
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    First Cubs game after I dropped Campana and yeah, he steals 3 bases. Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Damn…

  145. Steve says:
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    Stupid Giants defence.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, OK, Crawford. We’re square now.

  146. Steve says:
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    Norris gets the Bum’s rush!

    Or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Is that good?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Not for Norris. Bum just took him (ahem) deep.

        Trying to improve on ‘Wolfman, jack!’ but I don’t think I ever will.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Ha… Gotcha… Was podcasting and wasn’t following…

  147. Steve says:
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    Come on Jerome – don’t fail me now.

  148. Wilsonian says:
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    Plouffe over Lowrie until Tulo comes back?

    A.Gordon, Moose, Rios, Rasmus, Reynolds, Swisher over Zobrist or Goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Nope… Rasmus over Zo…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Plouffe has been plouffing baseballs all over the place lately. I understand, though, go with the surer (is that a word?) thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lowrie has 4 homers in the last 8 games… Don’t see how Plouffe is better…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, He has a little girl saying his name on the internet, that’s how.

  149. pipa says:
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    Would u give Harper for J Johnson??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pipa, Nah… You can get more…

  150. chata says:
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    even if he sits vs outman , i like smith going ‘home’ to colorado .

  151. Prezii says:
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    Typical norris start… One inning and he falls apart.. and now hes injured. Great! They pulled em… Think he pulled somethin runnin for a pop up..

    • Prezii says:
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      Didnt look THAT bad but they pulled em none the less.. he couldnt throw a strike before that happened anyways..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Prezii, Yeah, I hear ya…

  152. Steve says:
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    C’mon Jerome. Help yourself out a little…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, That’ll do.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Now a double play?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who do you have? Jerome?

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Yeah – streaming him in a couple of leagues.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, One here would be good too.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Dah.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Nooooooooo.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, I’m not manager’s shoelace, but wouldn’t when he walked Ellis be the time to give him the hook?

              Certainly would have saved me a few earned runs.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Steve, Yeah, he got a bad break there… Seemed like a good spot to stream too… I consider it…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, After my opponent started Cueto, I could have done with a Williams win there. Fingers crossed for the Bum.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, he’s gotta get this win… C’mon, Casilla!

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Or Brandon Belt! Yuss!

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Cheap save for Casilla owners there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Yeah, gotta love those…

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    Lose Norris for Bucholz? I know you don’t trust Bucky, but it looks like you can’t trust Norris, either.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      Vogelsong, Bills, and the Grind are available, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Buchholz…

  154. Steve says:
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    Wow – the Bum is just mowin’ ‘em down. This is his 3rd double-digit K game in his last 5.

    Any thoughts as to why this is? His K-rate was rather less exciting, shall we say, in the early going.

    Or is he just settling in to the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I think he’s just settling in, yeah… Nothing was really off with him in the beginning… I figured the Ks would come around…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Oh FFS. Now they’re getting to Bum too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Oh, and vs. the Astros doesn’t hurt…

  155. jack says:
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    RSoriano cut through the heart of the Braves lineup like it was butter. Top 5 closer this year, Grey, I’m telling ya. Guy was born to close. Blister was cause of that rocky two game stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Yeah, could be… He’ll need to be relatively perfect to stave off K-Rob…

  156. Steve says:
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    Some good shit right there, Ever-Cab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I know, right? Pretty nice side dish…

  157. Steve says:
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    Saunders. Love owning this guy.

    Trout-lite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Even Figgy is teeing off on The Thatch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Whew… Thankfully Street got out of it… Almost ruined my purty RCL pitching day…

  158. Lubey says:
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    MAD-BUM!!!!!!!

  159. Mike says:
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    Saunders,goldshmidt,hunter for utility postion ROS?
    Thanks

  160. Ryan says:
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    Would u trade Cuddyer for James McDonald?
    Need a starter

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