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King Salomon Brothers, the overseer of the Iron Bank, was mortgaging castles that he shouldn’t have been and fighting to get repaid, so he decided to sell his crown that was bespeckled in quinoa and Boca Burgers.  The crown itself was worth more than all castles together.  The world could be saved of economic ruin if the crown could get safely to the world’s largest pawn broker, Wei-Yin Chains.  Unable to leave the kingdom himself, King Salomon Brothers gave Prince Fielder the crown, entrusting it to his overweight son, knowing if there was one person not interested in the healthy adornments on the crown it would be he.  Unfortunately, heavy is the neck that wears Prince’s crown, and he gobbled up the crown like he gobbled up all the fantasy trust I put in him when I drafted this man the size of four horses.  Goddammit!  Dubya tee eff, doode!  You can’t put on a neck brace and get up to bat?  Shoot some cortisone is your cellulite!  DAH!!!  The only positive in this travesty that has befallen the fattest POS in the seven kingdoms?  You’ll get to drop him!  Fielder exclamation mark, exclamation mark, exclamation mark, I hate you.  Sincerely, Your Drafter.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Daniel Robertson -1-for-2 but left after colliding hard into Rios’s knee.  He passed the Rangers concussion test which was this series of questions: 1) Does Prince Fielder resemble a massive turd like Chet from Weird Science?  2) If you have a train going 80 miles per hour and it’s traveling 200 miles to run over Prince Fielder, how long until the train hits him? 3) There’s no 3.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer and 2nd homer in as many games.  Now he just needs to play first base and have Rick Baker put him in The Nutty Professor costume and he’ll be a perfect Fielder replacement.

Chris Gimenez – 4-for-5, 1 RBI.  Nice day at the plate, which is similar but not quite the same as Prince Fielder that just spends days at a plate.

Mitch Moreland – 0-for-4, 1 run.  Filling in for Fielder, which you would think would require him to drink fifty gallons of gravy.  Okay, I’m done with Fielder.  Dah!!!  Okay, now I really am done.  Moreland is a worthy replacement in deeper leagues, where your choices look like you after purple drank.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His Ks are off a little this year but they are still over 10+ per nine and his ERA is 2.35, so complaining about it is like complaining the lottery commission paid you out $156 million in singles.  Go to the strip club and stop bothering me.

Jurickson Profar – Was shut down after aggravating his shoulder.  He’s now two to three months away, but I wouldn’t expect anything from him.  This does extend Odor’s leash.  Now someone who knows how to hit major league pitching needs to warg into Odor’s body.

Robbie Ray – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The only bright spot from the mound yesterday for the Tigers was Danny Worth, the outfielder, pitched, and threw a knuckler!  Position players pitching is always a highlight.  It’s like a cat playing a piano.  Then a position player throwing a knuckler is like a cat playing a piano in a bar and taking requests.  Does it get better?  Rhetorical!

Chase Utley – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .337.  He’s currently the third best hitter in the NL.  I’ll give you a hundred guesses who’s number two.  Hint:  rhymes with Theth Thith.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Pop quiz, hotshot:  Who is clapping out-of-sync to Lionel Richie, Cole Hamels or Marlee Matlin?  I’m guessing Hamels.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  OZUNA sound trumpets, OZUNA play Kenny Loggins, OZUNA in doge’r zone.

Henderson Alvarez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Not as Shiba Inu’ey as some other exciting Marlin players, but has been effective.  Unfortch, put effective in your hand and upside in your other hand and you have two empty hands since they are simply words.

Grant Balfour – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd blown save.  He’s been getting hit around pretty miserably (5.89 ERA, more walks than Ks), but I would be surprised if Joe Maddon made a move to replace him.  With that said (reversal time!), I did grab Joel Peralta in one league.

Alex Cobb – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Welcome back, my lovely!  Sometimes I’ll take my iPad to bed and ask my Cougar if she wants to see my Cobb and then I’ll open up my fantasy team and show her.  It’s quite erotic.  For me.

Sonny Gray – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks as he pitched against the aforementioned Cobb.  This was me watching this game.  Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, snack, yes, yes, yes, mustache grooming, yes, yes, yes, not another C.J. Wilson commercial, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.  And, of course, my two novios both got a no decision.  Still, yes, yes, yes.

Mark Buehrle – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Red Sox, ERA is at 2.16.  “Winning the AL Cy Young has been a true honor.  I’d like to thank my inspiration, another great Blue Jays pitcher, Pat Hentgen.  I hope to one day follow in your footsteps and have an unnamed job in an unnamed city.”

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Is it me or does it feel like he should have, like, a dozen homers?  Doesn’t it feel like I mention him every day?  Get a room!  Hmm, that doesn’t work as well when you’re talking about yourself.

Jose Bautista – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  A show of hands of how many people would be shocked if it was revealed all this time steroids were legal in Canada.  Okay, only one hand and that guy was just asking to go to the bathroom.

Jon Lester – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Blue Jays.  Right now, opposing pitchers are giving up five earned runs just looking at Edwin Encarnacion.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Only another six homers and five steals by tomorrow and the preseason hype from the Sons of Sam Horn will make sense.

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 baserunner, 10 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  As frequent commenter, Big League Wood, said, “Yankees ran up Sale’s pitch count by striking out.”  As diabolical a plan that was ever hatched!  I never really have any doubts about Sale’s ability to be unhittable, my problem is with his ability to stay on the field.

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 2 ER and the save.  He’s picking up right where Lindstrom left off!  Ventura seems like an old school manager that will stand by his choice for closer, no matter how wretched he looks so I’d still only speculate on Ronald Very-sorry-yo.

David Phelps – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  But how did Buhner pitch?!  Phelps has a bit of a control problem, and is likely to get hit around on occasion while supplying decent Ks.

George Springer – Out with an injured hip, but said he could’ve played yesterday, and then Shakira turned her chair around and said his hips don’t lie.  It was all rather amusing, then I took a nap.

Santiago Casilla – Has a Grade 2 hamstring strain.  Santiago will rest on his Carac-ass in front of the Montevideo and eat Lima beans out of his Chile and fart out some not that Buenos Aires.  The preceding was brought to you by the South American Chapter of Razzball (SACR, pronounced like soccer).

Matt Cain – Has a Grade 1 hamstring strain.  He’s hopeful to make his next start and I’m hopeful too since I don’t own him and would like to see him get hit again.

LaTroy Hawkins – He’s still the closer, but he’s looked like, well, LaTroy Hawkins, so there could be a change in the works.  Yesterday, Walt Weiss gave Hawkins the dreaded vote of confidence.  The last closer to withstand a vote of confidence from his manager was Al Hrabosky in 1975.  It could be Rex Brothers or Adam Ottavino who replaces him, or a combo of Brothers/Ottavino, which sounds like it should only be picked up at BevMo when it’s marked down 75%.  Brucely, I don’t look forward to owning Brothers or Ottavino, and haven’t yet grabbed either.

Carlos Gonzalez – Didn’t play yesterday in the rain suspended game because he can’t grip a bat due to his finger.  Um, yeah, sad stuff.  Any hoo!  Corey Dickerson got the start yesterday and stands to gain more playing time if CarGo can’t, uh, go.  Dickerson won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but he could’ve been.

Carlos Gomez – Out of the lineup yesterday due to a sore back.  Daniel Powter would say it’s a sad day to be a CarGo.  Then Daniel Powter would return to his job at McDonald’s.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th steal as he leadoff.  He was only on top of the lineup because CarGomez was out.  In related news, I have pins stuck deep into my CarGomez voodoo doll.  C’mon, let Segura get a taste!  Just a nibble!  A shot of Rooster hot sauce on that fantasy value!  Please!

Ryan Braun – Re-injured his oblique and is likely headed to the DL.  I don’t believe in heaven or hell or karma or kaftwa.  In fact, I just made up kaftwa.  But PEDs help a player to stay healthy and I have to think the lack of them is doing the opposite for Braun.

Aaron Harang – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not great, but I’ve seen uglier.  Harang, for instance.

B.J. Upton – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  If you grabbed B.J. for the batty call, I’m envious.  I remember those days before I was married.

Justin Turner – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s taking over for Uribe at third base and to explain Turner, I’ll say he’s a downgrade from Uribe.

Eric Campbell – 0-for-3, 1 RBI, which is whatever, but more importantly he started a game pitched by a tough righty (Greinke).  He might be pushing Krispie to the bench, and could have some speed/pop for very deep leagues.  I’m not yet picking him up in most mixed leagues, but I’m watching him like a cyclops with a monocle.

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I usually only look at the Stream-o-Nator for guys that aren’t owned in most leagues, but I feel like with Niese I have to.  Any hoo!  The Nose has a solid next start, and should sniff out another quality start.

Tommy Hunter – Hits the Disgraceful List.  Joe Torre said, “Tommy Hunter is to Mariano Rivera as Buck Showalter’s ability to manage the Yankees is to mine.”  The salvo has been fired!  Zach Britton looks right-o, mate, for a non-blimey time on the ol’ twigs and berries save trolley.  Pretty good at British slang, huh?  You’re welcome.  I’d also own Darren O’Day in some deeper league in case Britton doesn’t work out, but O’Day didn’t do himself any favors yesterday giving up a homer to Chisenhall.

Manny Machado – Left yesterday’s game with groin tightness.  Earmuffs!

Ryan Flaherty – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Nothing will top the job Flaherty did as the dad on Freaks and Geeks.

Justin Masterson – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  The good news is you dropped him already.  Oh, you didn’t?  Oh, my bad.

Michael Bourn – 3-for-6, 1 run.  As said yesterday, Bourn is hot shcmotato’ing around, but not stealing as much as you’d like.  Still worth a pick up if you need average and runs.

Ryan Raburn – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .198.  He’s not great by any stretch of the imagination, but he’s not this bad either.  Or eyethurr if Mystikal is reading.  I could see Raburn stringing together a nice hot streak.  Or nice grab if you Raburn’d before reading.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  For about six weeks, he was Jerry, George and Elaine wandering around a parking garage.  But just maybe he’s Carlos no more, he is Carfound!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Nothing special.  I mean, nothing special for Michael F**king Brantley!

Robbie Erlin – Hit the DL with a sore elbow, because it was a short schedule day and the Fantasy Baseball Overlord had to DL at least one pitcher.

Seth Smith – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Thethtacular!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Padre fans were unimpressed with their once coveted prospect.  Pitching wins games and they have Yonder Alonso at first and pinot grigio in their glasses.

Junior Lake – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and now hitting near-.370 in the last week.  Cubs look like they’re realizing what the rest of us knew 6 weeks ago, Lake should play every day.  Whether they will suddenly forget this, I don’t know, but I could see adding him in mixed leagues.

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.33 in Petco. Has been — not has-been, but not far off — solid in Ks in his 19 1/3 IP this year, but I’d want to see a lot more, and wouldn’t go near him outside of NL-Only leagues.

Wandy Rodriguez – Designated for assignment.  The assignment is for ESPN to find a more apt cut-off line to judge starters by.

Ike Davis – 1-for-4.  I actually picked up Ike Davis to fill-in for Prince Fielder on one team, then I started crying and I rage-dropped Davis.  When cooler heads prevailed, I re-picked up Davis, then I was overcome with anger and I rage-threw my computer out the window.  Then, from my backyard, I picked up Chris Parmelee.

Edinson Volquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  How many times are we gonna fall for the ol’ banana in the ol’ tailpipe?

Ian Desmond – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .234.  Shin on you crazy Desmond!  He’s not this dreadful, and I could see a buying opportunity.  Now flap your wings, little Razzballer, and make your fantasy papa proud.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, hitting .184.  Also should be better, but I have serious concerns about how fast he came back from his broken hamate bone.  It’s the kind of injury that might’ve zapped his power, and that’s not the good kind of Zapped with Chachi using his telekinesis to lift skirts.

Oscar Taveras – Cards said it’s likely he gets called up on June 4th.  Hold on, I need to call my tailor to take out my inseam.  The Cards are a mysterious organization when it comes to playing rookie bats, so he might just get called up when the Cards are in AL parks during interleague from June 4th thru 11th.  The way they’re yanked Wong around (pun noted and intended), I wouldn’t be surprised to see Taveras called up to only play for a week then get demoted, but he’s a game-changing type bat that is worth stashing.  He is batting .322 in Triple-A after all.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you can grab him now, since I just say to come back and read this anyway.

Allen Craig – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .239.  Over/under for him hitting .280?  June 20th?

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .266, ranked after Brett Lawrie on our Player Rater in the 200’s.  There was one man in the noise that told you to not draft Crapenter.  One man with a mustache as thick and luscious as a recently combed Persian cat.  One man.  (Don’t even get me started on Ellsbury, Kipnis and Mauer.)

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was pulled after 89 pitches, because Mike Matheny is playing to win games and not fantasy championships, which is stoopid.

Mike Moustakas – Demoted to the minors.  As he left the clubhouse, he said, “You won’t have Mostsuckass to kick around anymore!  And stop calling me Mostsuckass!  Mostasuckass out.  Literally.”

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: take your “first” back to yahoo!

        • gobiggreen says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: you take your not sure’s and stick them in a can buddy

        • Hose Son says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: It means that Razzball, while not snooty or overly serious or anything, is definitely also not typically filled with the sort of silly commenters such as you find on Yahoo sites who obsessively try to be the first comment for some confusing reason.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Hose Son: makes them special

            • @Toe Knee Arm Ass: OK I get ya..I see it on here all the time so i thought being first was suppose to be cool or something..Obviously, NOT…

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Malicious Phenom: This might be the dumbest conversation i have ever read

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @JeF With 1 F: just wanted to bring up that this silly b.s. goes on a LOT at espn too. (pretty sure it originated there)

                  • Jay

                    Jay says:
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                    @goodfold2: Pretty sure it started on AICN. Which kinda speaks volumes…

  1. picard56 says:
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    First.

    Grey, to help beat you Prince Fielder blues, just put on Bob Seger’s ‘turn the page’.
    ‘Here I am, scavenging the waiver wire.
    Here I go, I picked up Juan Francisco…
    Turn the page…’

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @picard56:
      Ugh. I have Francisco too. I added him when Fielder missed his first game and he’s played what? Two games? This season.. It has not been kind to me.
      In related news, I also grabbed Jon Singleton (go Stros!) for a hopeful homer call-up pickup.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: Francisco hasn’t been starting against Lhsp. so he won’t start today or Monday

        • picard56 says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

          I am gonna platoon Francisco with Morneau. I will only start Francisco when he is at home and faces at least 5 righties during the week. I already have Vmart at utility. So far I’ve totally forgotten about Fielder. Turn the page…

        • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass:
          I know this. It only adds to the pain. At least he crushes RHP.. My only other options are Mini Donkey, Donkey, and Shetland Donkey (Mike Olt). It’s a cruel world out there on the 1B waiver wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @picard56: Thanks, that did the trick!

  2. Zach says:
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    First Harper, then Jose Fernandez, then Gio, and now Fielder. At this rate, my team is going to be full of waiver guys by the end of June.

    Anyways, Grey, who do you like better: Dunn or Lind for an OPS league?

    • Seattle Mack says:
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      @picard56: @Zach:

      Lind, although he may not get as many bats.

      Now is the time to vote on standings placement for draft position if you’re in a snake league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: You weren’t first! (Kidding) Lind

  3. Anthony says:
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    You think the Rangers make a play to sign Kendrys Morales?

    • picard56 says:
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      @Anthony:

      Probably not. From what I have read the Rangers are just gonna roll with Mitch Moreland. Its basically a lost season and they are so financially deep into Fielder’s contract, that they don’t want to give out another contract, even if it is just for one year and 10 million dollars.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @picard56: Detroit is picking up part of the tab, idk how much that helps them but they do have deep pockets

          • Q says:
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            @Wash’s Coke Dealer: Rangers should punt. It’s over. Trading any of their very good prospects for a shot at the 2nd wild card would be a mistake. Daniels already admitted that Garza was a mistake, doubt he’ll make it again.

  4. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    would you start homer bailey tomorrow at home vs stl tomorrow? do you still like him at all?

    • Brian says:
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      While answering the question “Do you like [Bailey] at all?”….. I have a bonus question for you!

      Would you trade Trevor Rosenthal for Homer Bailey? NL only and my other closers are only Jennry Mejia and Hector Rondon. Thanks.

      -Brian

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Brian: I made this trade two weeks ago when it looked like Motte was going to take over eventually. I’d still make the trade though, I think Homer rebounds and is way more valuable than a closer

      • Men-in-Cleats says:
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        @Brian:

        Whenever I bench him (like the game against the Rockies where they were hotter than hot) he is lights out so you should expect something close to perfection since I’m planning on benching his ass to save my ERA and WHIP until he starts to shape up.

  5. MVPuigs says:
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    Drop Victorino for Lake?

  6. Chicken Dinner says:
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    JUp/Stheth or Kipns/Harper

      • Andrew A says:
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        @Grey: who is Stheth?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seth Smith, Lisper’s Nightmare

  7. Redlegs says:
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    And now, the lisper is probably headed for an awfully cold stretch…I finally pulled the trigger and swapped out Dick Markakis for him.

    In other news, an unidentified Rockie is charged with crop-dusting the Colorado clubhouse. Meanwhile, Carlos Gonzalez has been listed as day to day with nasal nerve aggravation.

    Seriously. ‘Cause the guy is a whiny little bitch. Or a hypochondriac. Or made of glass. And his production thus far has not been worth the stress of wondering whether or not he’s going to play on any given day.

  8. Explosive Renteria says:
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    RoS: Ozuna, Granderson, or Seth Smith? Lost that fat POS as well and need some help with the bats. In my snake draft I was 11th out of 12 and picked Harper and Fielder back to back. The fantasy gods do not smile on me

  9. Fabio says:
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    actually, Belisario had just 1ER, Jeter was on second base on a passed ball and therefore his run is unearned. I hope the guys at espn take notice.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Fabio: jeter was on second on Belisario’s own wild pitch. Doesn’t make it an unearned run.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: anybody that actually saw that inning would agree flowers isn’t a catcher that should be used with belisario, now whether or not espn has anyone that actually watches the games their stats are on…

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @goodfold2: I did watch the inning, and Flowers was lost. But, on the specific pitch which advanced Jeter, Belisario threw it in the dirt way wide of home plate. Like outside the opposite batter’s box wide. Wild pitch.

          • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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            My favorite part was Flowers dropping the strike three to end the game…which was moving INSIDE THE ZONE. They might need a defensive replacement catcher for save situations.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @DonSlaughtOnslaught: if he gets through his saves that wouldn’t be a big deal, i suppose.

  10. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) 10 team 5×5 redraft

    Drop Ozuna or Santana and his much needed eligibility for some of Taveras’ sweet, sweet upside, or hold?

    2) 10 team h2h limited move redraft 6×6 with obp, slg, nsb

    Carl Crawford or Bourn ROS, or hold?

    Thanks in advance.

  11. Oliver says:
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    What do you think about Will Myers for Allen Craig?

    • Fish says:
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      @Oliver:

      Myers.

      Craig’s Batted Ball profile (lots of grounders) has been trending in the wrong direction for the past 2 seasons.

    • true and correct says:
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      @Oliver: Craig. Myers has been a huge disappointment and see this year as some serious regression. Craig will outperform Myers ROS.

  12. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Hey Derek Grey! Trying to pull things around pitching wise in a points league. I’m trying to acquire either Jeff Samardzja or Jordan Zimmerman and right now he’s focused on acquiring Papelbon off of me. I can get Jordan Zimmerman for Paps and Cingrani… Should I pull the trigger?? Or shop else were?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: Dont DO IT

    • Jayrod Ceol says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: Supposed to be “Hey THERE Grey..” Not quite sure where Derek came from >.>

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Don’t like moving RPs or just don’t like what I’m acquiring?

  13. geegee says:
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    chris owing, beckham, or matt dominguez

  14. Alex says:
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    How would you rank these returns for Kendrys in long term dynasty?

    Ian Kennedy, Garza, Lynn, Derek Holland

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Lynn, Kennedy

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Wow 5-45 last night, along with Lesters blowup. Least I had 3 saves but man my offense is offensively bad right now. Too pissed off with my team to even come up with a question right now.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: And ha, that British slang was totally appauling mate, probs for trying though.

      • @Swfcdan: LOL on Greys try at Brit slang, at first I thought he was like these awful actors on the TV that try to speak with an Irish accent..just horrible mate!! LOL

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Swfcdan: probs

      • puig league choo says:
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        @Swfcdan:
        Oy, what a right chav he is. Grey finks ‘imself the ticketyboo round ‘ere, but it’s bin wervy if your askin a real ruff n’ tumble bloke.

          • puig league choo says:
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            @Grey:
            I’ve watched a lot of peep show…

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @puig league choo: Ha, even I can’t understand that jib!

          • puig league choo says:
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            @Swfcdan:
            well then you must not be a real east endah!

  16. ‘morning, Grey. Could you please, please, please make it clear what you think about Prince Fielder? This post is really confusing in that regard.

    Heh.

    Question: Why is the Hitter-tron so down on Pollock? He’s a former 1st-round pick who was hitting very well (well, up until the precise moment I dropped Aoki to add him). He shouldn’t have any playing time issues at least until Trumbo comes back, and maybe not even then.

    Now that he’s playing more often, would you take Lake over Pollock? Go back to Aoki? Hold? This team needs the most help in the power categories.

    Also, would you drop Smith or Shaw for Ottavino? From the Hawkins blurb above, I’d guess not. But Smith and Shaw aren’t getting a lot of love from their managers.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Ask Hitter-Tron questions on Hitter-Tron… I’d hold Smith for now

  17. HudsonRiver says:
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    Who do you like the rest of the season better – Kole Calhoun or Victorino?

  18. Son really likes Robbie Erlin today so I go to the Fox site to pick him up for a stream today, and he is on the DL as of last night….jeez..

    I think I’ll need an MRI on my elbow, just from all the times I have added and dropped players this year…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I picked him up yesterday with my last move for the week to get an extra start, to find out he was DL’d last night…. Its been a fun season so far

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: be careful Jef using those last pickups before sunday, it’s how you miss big callups, like singleton, or puig last year.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @goodfold2: Its a Dynasty league….Non of those guys are available

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: then i guess all you’d miss is lesser set up guys becoming closers, which could happen with injuries, like ziegler/medina etc. this has happened to me before.

    • Miz says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I feel the same elbow soreness from all the moves, my league only allows 100 moves all year (incl playoffs).
      Im at 54!! Going to visit Dr. Andrews now….

      • @Miz: I am so sick of baseball injuries…With that said, Jay Bruce is my hero, only misses 2 weeks after knee SURGERY, where James Fing Paxton has been out for me for 2 MONTHS for a STRAINEDE lat??

        I think there is something going on in baseball with insurance claims for when these guys stay on the DL for months at a time..

        BRING BACK STEROIDS!!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: every body around here seems to think gee will miss a lot of time based on other people’s past lat problems (Cueto), but blurbs seem to say he’ll be back very soon.

  19. Aaron says:
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    I just lost Fielder today as many others did. However, I very smartly traded away a smokin’ Adrian Gonzalez about 3 weeks ago, thinking I was buying low on the Princess and selling high with Yo’ Adrian.

    I’ve still got Hosmer, but I’ll need to fill a CI spot. How do y’all feel about L. Chisenhall? He’s been hitting well all year, and a few have started leaving the park. Will he ever get more playing time? It’s not like Santana’s bat HAS to be in the lineup right now.

    A-

    • puig league choo says:
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      @Aaron:
      Ouch on the couch.
      Probably the best thing to do is stream the spot, until something sticks, if you can.
      Good luck, I’m in the same shituation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: I like him, but he’s not playing every day

  20. Justin says:
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    Remember when encarnacion was feared to have a wrist problem? When gyorko was going to save the world? Everyday you list Brantley, list those two as well to remind us of your predictive powers.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Justin: how about pujols and puig and porcello? what about miller and liriano? see a pattern? Since when was anybody around here the ones inventing the idea that E5 had a wrist issue? (and if you aren’t worried about wrist injuries you must not need homers in your league)

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @Justin:

      Wow, what a dick.

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Justin: justin how bout you list your home address so we can egg your house

    • Fish says:
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      @Justin:

      For the record, he did take back the wrist concern on E5 once the power reappeared. And there’s been plenty of angst about Gyorko. There’s been acknowledgements of the “oops-es”

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Justin: Nobody has a crystal ball, Grey feeds us Good info everyday….if you dont like it just watch sportscenter and see where that gets you………..DO IT…..Punk

    • puig league choo says:
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      @Justin:
      you must be a red sox fan…

    • ERad says:
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      @Justin:

      Can I subscribe to your blog?

      • cubsin2020 says:
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        @ERad: I’m pretty sure he started this hate mongering when Grey ranked Joe Maurer so low in the preseason.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Justin: (random insult about how you are stupid and can’t make your own decisions)

    • Jason says:
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      @Justin: Smug, sarcastic elitism is such a great way to have a conversation. There’s no better way to invite dialogue and get your point across than to demean others, particularly those who go to great lengths to bring you as much content as possible for free.

  21. AdamH says:
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    Great stuff as always. I have been offered two deals for my mccutchen. I’m currently sitting in first and don’t feel pressure to make a move but wanted to get your thoughts. It is a 12 team 5 keeper league.

    1) Jose Abreu, shields, Jin-Ryu, pappelbon

    2) Adam Jones, Chris Archer, Krod

    My hitters: M. Montero, rizzo, dozier, Frazier, segura, mccutchen, CarGo (finger), fast Hamilton, pagan, gyorko (he has to get better lol)

    Pitchers: Liriano, scherzer, Teheran, Cobb, Simon, niese, wood, porcello, Cishek, qualls (this league hoarded closers early in draft)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Thanks! Abreu side, it’s fair

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    Colors like red yellow and orange make you hungry

    (And we all know what green does)

    • puig league choo says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:
      I knew from your avatar you were a synesthete…

    • Cabreras Cab Company says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Ironically green gives me the munchies. hahahaha ( Stoner Laugh)

  23. Miz says:
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    List of people I’ve dropped due to DL or just sucking:
    Billy Butler, A. Ramirez, Bourn, Weiters, Prado, and now Fielder ad-nauseum!! SMH… Luckily just made a trade, Asdrubal Cabrera for Morneau just to make up for it.
    There is still hope… Great work as always G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miz: Thanks!

  24. bossmanjunior says:
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    Would you consider starting Kazmir today in a h2h league? He’s actually dominated right handed hitters this year (sub .200 BA), has posted an amazing 52% gb rate (only 2 hr), and has pitched better away from O.CO this year. Strike outs will be very close this week and I have about a one run advantage in ERA. Streaming is less of an option given that there are limited moves.

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @bossmanjunior:
      I’m throwing him out there.
      But I’m getting beaten to death in ERA so, you know, nothing to lose..RABBLE.
      I hate this game.

  25. phennore says:
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    18-team 5×5 roto league. Looking to move Sale for some offense. What kind of trade should I be looking to make? Current batters are:
    C- Jason Castro
    1B – Albert Pujols
    2B – Jed Gyorko
    3B – Matt Dominquez
    SS – Eduardo Escobar
    MI – Neil Walker
    CI- Gaby Sanchez
    OF- Mike Trout
    OF- Alex Gordon
    OF- Jay Bruce
    OF- Eric Young
    OF- David DeJesus
    DH- Michael Saunders
    DH- Dioner Navarro

    Thanks

    • vinodole says:
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      @phennore: Not Grey…. you’re weak at several positions (SS, 3B, MI, DH), maybe go for three solid hitters – e.g. Yelich, Gordon/Villar and Rendon/Frazier/Arenado. Something like that would probably be the least you’d accept, aim higher like Hosmer Yelich Rendon…

  26. KCC26 says:
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    12 team mixed league

    Are you fine with trading Blackmon, seager, and mesoraco for Alvarez and erv Santana?

    Someone dropped wilin Rosario so now I have two catchers. Blackmon can be replaced by polanco in my lineup when he finally gets the call. Thanks!

    • Fish says:
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      @KCC26:

      Who drops Rosario???

  27. Clint says:
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    Which of these OF’s would you pair w/K-Rod in a 2:1 deal to get Trumbo:

    Aoki, A Gordon, R Davis, Crisp

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: I think it would have to be Gordon, id be surprised if the owner took any of the others…DO IT

  28. BigFatHippo says:
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    HODOR!

  29. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Start Wheeler at home against Arizona tomorrow? 14 team mixed 5×5 roto

  30. Tigres says:
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    Dropping Fielder felt soooooo good…

  31. DP says:
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    Should I sit tight with Ozuna or take a gamble on taveras or polanco?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @DP: how many owners and how many bench spots could help? is ozuna starting on your team or not?

    • Elliot says:
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      @DP: Gamble on Taveras. Birdy says he will be up in two weeks and could rake. Polanco will get you steals though, if that is a need for you.

  32. MPC says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Is Wong and Hosmer too much to pay for Heyward at this point in a 10 teamer?

  33. JImmy says:
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    How do I stop making roster moves? Have used 56 out of 80 moves for the year, includes the playoffs.

    Roster looks like this:

    C Lucroy
    1B Rizzo
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B EE
    SS Lowrie/Aybar
    OF Werth, Pence, A. Jones
    UTI Morse, Torii
    Bench Seager, Wong,
    DL Laroche

    SP Teheran, Anibal, Wacha, Ryu, Keuchel, Kluber, Vogelsong,
    RP K-Rod, Doolittle, Mejia
    DL Latos

    Good for the rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JImmy: You’re good

    • Big W says:
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      @JImmy: 80 moves? I wish I had that luxury! I’m in two leagues and both are at 40 moves.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Big W: 40 moves is only like 1.5 per week, which is completely ridiculous, there’s already enough luck in this without being able to not even replace injured players or pickup new closers, or callups. Some comish got beat by somebody once due to being scooped to somebody, or somebody who knew how to stream effectively, and freaked out and gave 40 move pickup.

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @goodfold2: I play in 20 acquisition leagues. Quit whining

  34. papasmurf says:
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    Yesterday had 13 IP. 0.69 ERA 0.77 WHIP. 0 wins.

    Story of the season.

    De La Rosa was looking good, then the rain came.

    Dropped Masterson already but still monitoring. Like LiriaNOOOOOO he cruises then falls apart in middle innings. Maybe he really is hiding an injury that causes him to run out of gas early.

    He did offer the Indians what seemed like a fair deal that the latter turned down. And then you have the velocity drop too.

    It’s too bad cuz he looked great in the spring and he shut down OAK in his first start of the year. Then downhill.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @papasmurf: hard to say masterson is “crusing” with that K rate; go look at how many innings the past 2 or 3 starts that he only gets out of due to double plays. take a few of those away, and these aren’t just 5 earned run games (or they are, but much earlier). liriano still has the k rate going for him (at least close to last year’s).

  35. Gus Pike says:
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    Current OF of:
    Cutch
    Gardner
    Pollock
    Cain
    Span
    Braun (hurt)

    Out if FA land are: Lake, Seth Smith and Tavares

    Please rank those three and are any of them worth it over Span/Cain/Pollock?

    Thanks,
    Gus

    • Elliot says:
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      @Gus Pike:
      If you need immediate schmotato go Seth Smith. Taveras if you can wait. Both are better options long-term than Lake (who is more of a nice stop gap). I would take any of those three over Span and Cain. Hold Pollock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gus Pike: Smith over Span if you don’t need runs/speed, Tavares over Pollock

  36. The Strolg says:
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    I think there should be a special rule for players like Mostsuckass where you can still put them in your lineup and get their minor league stats. The world is just too boring of a place without the temptation of adding them to your team!

  37. gobiggreen says:
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    I’m looking to scoop up a good arm off of the DL that I can stash for 2015. I know it’s awhile out yet but who do you like coming off of TJ surgery more; Corbin or Beachy? Frankly, I’m getting really tired of Beachy kicking sand in my face every time I try to get him on my team by needing another surgery but he’s the better arm. Clearly not the better elbow.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gobiggreen: Corbin

  38. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Maybe SON will stop hating Sonny Gray so much now? Maybe Sonny took SON’s robot mom out to dinner and never called her again?

    Seriously though, why is Sonny Gray always single digits on SON? I guess I don’t understand the process, but even if his HR/FB, LOB% and everything else regress he will still be very good.

    • Czernobog says:
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      @DonSlaughtOnslaught: I listened to the streamonator this week, and got sonnyuvabenched as a result. Though none of the alternative options I had ahead of Gray for the week have roofied me yet.

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        @Grey: I get that, and it isn’t really a question about SON. Just think it is crazy how much it hates Sonny Gray is all. I wish people would direct SON questions to the SON page, because a ton of people clearly blindly follow it yet still feel the need to ask questions about it for half of every thead.

        Is your pitcher good?
        Is the park pitcher friendly?
        Is the opposing lineup good?
        Don’t need a computer program to tell you to start your #3 starter if those are all “yes.”

        Sorry for rant.

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @DonSlaughtOnslaught: I guess that is “if the answer is “no” or “kinda”” for question 3, but point stands.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: SON is neither infallible nor always way off. no guarantees. those numbers it spits out aren’t past posted.

  39. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you trade Andrus to get Ian Desmond?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  40. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Prince Fuggin Fielder. Moobs is my backup 1B. I noticed over the last month, he’s dropped his GB% under 50% and raised his FB% and HR/FB% which is a good sign, but is it? It’s the Royals and their stupid hitting approach! Waiver wire has Parms, Jones, Olt, Alonso, Howard, etc.. Worth riding out Butthole? Have 9 transactions left on the year (SAGNOF!)

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @Grey: Cool beans

  41. Trymore says:
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    Goldy for McCutch and Donaldson…which side?

    • true and correct says:
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      @Trymore: Goldy may be great, but McCutchen AND Donaldson ? C’mon.

    • Fish says:
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      @Trymore:

      A first rounder AND a border-line elite 3B? Yes please.

  42. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop LaTroy Hawkins for any of these three?

    Hector Rondon
    Jim Johnson
    Zach Britton (and will he keep the job?)

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Hold for now

  43. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Thank god they finally took Moose to the glue factory, fucker ruined my team 2 years ago….

    Anyway…smart move to stash Taveras and drop Kluber? I’m not exactly hurting on SP (Sanchez, Cobb, Teheran, Gray, Eovaldi, Keuchel).

  44. Futureman says:
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    Points league rest of season

    Mike Leake or Tyler Skaggs.

  45. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Over coffee this a.m. , picked up Tavares came on here read your Tavares comment and had that 10 second feel good moment . Was looking at Ozuna is he worth picking up doing the home/road platoony split . I have limited weekly moves but cut back all the streaming after getting blown up 1 to many times . h2h ec ks, w, sv, hds , era, oba, baa, whip , k/9 I either drafted or traded for the top closers then picked up the best mr. punting wins and ks. your thoughts on both ty and nice write up as usual.

  46. Matty says:
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    To quote every chick I made out with in high school, “I swore I’d never do this, but desperate times, blah blah.”
    With Springer seemingly avoiding the DL I can’t decide on the drop to get Bruce back. 10 team redraft, 1 Util spot, 5×5+TB+OPS, so it’s batting heavy. Currently sitting on:
    C: Montero
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Kinsler
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Andrus
    OF: Puig, Bautista, Rios
    Util: Rizzo
    BN: Springer
    DL: Bruce
    SP: Ventura, Anibal, Kluber, Bauer, Chavez, Cingrani, Porcello, Pomeranz
    RP: Romo, Qualls, Doolittle

    My gut reaction is to lose one of the relievers. With that bullpen I’m essentially punting Saves as it is, but I figured I’d poll the masses. Thanks all.

    • Elliot says:
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      @Matty: Qualls or Dolittle.

  47. GusPike says:
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    Kipnis coming off DL on Monday. Currently have Gyorko and Wong at 2B and MI. Do I drop one of them for Kipnis? Find somebody else to cut so I can hang onto all three (probably a RP like O’Day) and just bench Gyorko until he starts hitting?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @GusPike: Id lose Wong….DO IT

  48. Killer Tofu says:
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    If Alfredo Simon keeps pitching like he has, Cingrani or Leake have to be first options to move to bullpen once Latos comes back, right?

    Even though it should be Bailey performance-wise.

  49. Stake says:
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    One more positive from the Phat Prince Phiasco…that was some funny stuff! More funny because I only had one share of his big butt to kick out the door. Thanks for the entertainment and information…the best!

  50. 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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    The funniest thing about the Wandy thing is that from the Astros’ perspective, another team just DFA’d their 3rd highest paid player. (as the Houston Chron writer pointed out).

  51. Matty says:
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    What’s the anecdotal evidence of others coming back from Fielder’s surgery? Is he worth a waiver claim/ DL stash/ 15th round keep for 2015?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Matty: based on yesterday’s answered questions concerning Fielder and his keeperiness i would say yes, unless you have better DL options (which is probably hard to have)

  52. Eds says:
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    His David Wright for my Sonny Gray (5×5 ML Roto) a no-brainer?

  53. Lob Ball says:
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    I now need a fat free pick up for 1B. Should it be Moreland, Butler (using my high waiver pick), or Morales (hoping he signs somewhere very soon)? Thanks and have a great weekend.

  54. ElBoss says:
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    Best thing about losing fielder for the season is getting to hear you talk sh1t about him, hopefully a ton on today’s podcast TV show thingy. I have that piece in both my leagues. Hate hate hate hate hate!!!

  55. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Would you still stick with Bellisario over Britton after last night’s performances?

    Thanks!

  56. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Last night’s Hiney watch saw Amber from Queens gyrate for three hours, use seven different poles, apply hand sanitizer just twice, and earn a whopping $173 bucks!

    Last night’s Heaney watch saw him go 5 innings with 7K’s and no walks. Gave up 7 hits, 1 ER, and throw 89 pitches in his first AAA start. His signing bonus alone in 2012 was a whopping $2.6 million.

  57. nycs10011 says:
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    AVG & OPS 12 man ROTO, Villar or Gyorko ROS?

    Thanks as always!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nycs10011: Gyrko….its getting harder to choose him by the day.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: From your keystrokes to God’s ears…..Death to Gyorko!

  58. The Big Stanky says:
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    traded fielder for cueto 5 days ago schwinnnggggggg

    • Fish says:
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      @The Big Stanky:

      I traded him for an injured Jason Kipnis about a week ago. I’m feelin’ like Pablo Sandoval’s knees post-diet.

  59. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    If my Wife’s cat played piano, I wouldn’t hate it so much. If she played at bars and took requests, I’d let her pee on my clothes with no complaints…..Cats…ugh

  60. Taylor says:
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    Are we trusting Hughes going forward (12 team) or is he back to stream pile? SON doesn’t like his next start at home against TEX. How does he rank ROS w/ Eovaldi, Beckett, Vogelsong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Taylor: Eovaldi, Beckett, Hughes

  61. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Soooo, I missed out on Coco Crisp and I’m still holding both Mesoraco and Ramos…. and I dropped Ozuna right before he hits homers in back-to-back games.

    My bench includes EY Jr., Villar, Wong, and Ramos. Should I drop any (or all) from my bench to add Granderson, Dominguez, James Jones, Lake, Asdrubal, Loney, and/or, of course, Ozuna?

    Appreciate it.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Wizard of Oz(una): at the very least he’s gonna say to drop ramos, for probably ozuna, since you must…. (Sky…)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: damn, i miss Sky’s “MUST OZUNA!”

  62. Big W says:
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    Morning Grey!

    We taking a chance on Archer at home vs. Red Sox or we benching him?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big W: In some leagues I’d start him

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: I have Archer in a 12 team yahoo roto standard 6×6 with k/bb… i’m currently – 35 IP so I need to catch up. I benched Archer his last start and I think he ended up doing good… based on all this should I start him?

        Other pitchers are Kershaw, Ryu, Eovaldi, Peralta, Anibal, Smily… thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Big W says:
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            @Grey: thanks for your advice… I’m minus so many innings because of kershaw, Ryu and Anibal… They’re all back now so the IP issue should solve itself now.

            Cheers and good luck with your teams this weekend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks you too!

  63. Ray says:
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    Looking for a (hopefully) short-term replacement for CarGo. Dickerson or Lake?

  64. Vanilla face says:
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    Which tier pitcher and outfielder could I get for Reyes??

    Thanks grey!

      • Gary says:
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        @Grey:
        As a gray owner, I wish I could go after another.

        And OF tier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe buy low on Rios? Myers?

  65. Whatever says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    In a AL Only 8 teamer: Rios and Tillman for Scherzer?

  66. DelgadoDelFingeredIt says:
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    Need to make room to activate Calhoun from my DL.

    Drop Gyorko or Liriano?

  67. Razzball junkie says:
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    Calhoun, Ozuna or Pollack ROS? 12 team H2H league; OPS instead of Ave.

  68. goodfold2 says:
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    it’s nice to be able to drop Fielder, but not as cool as having to wait to figure out if he’s a keeper or not (due to not knowing how many keepers in this one 15 roto league, 3 or 4). Damn Profar/Fielder/Avisail now taking up 3/5th of my DL slots in 20 team H2H (keep up to 25 though, so they ain’t going anywhere. Flaherty was good as Russian (Soviet somethingorother if not Russian) guard in Stripes too. Really thought Parmelee would only be rostered by me ever in 30 man league, now he’s drooping into 15 and 20’s.

  69. atgreat says:
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    Is Martin Prado droppable now, this guy has done nothing all year. I’m starting nick franklin instead of him now. Any hope?

    Some good relievers on the wire…

  70. Elliot says:
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    I keep thinking Mike Olt is going to breakout and go on a Chris Davis like sharknado through the National League. Am I crazy?

    • Whatever says:
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      @Elliot: Yes, you are.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: I think it’s possible, needs a lot of luck with BABIP

  71. Eric R. says:
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    Tough trade to evaluate:
    Receive: Tanaka, Choo
    Lose: Pujols, Blackmon

    Notes: Standard Yahoo league (no MI), I have Rizzo to plug in a 1b and my pitching is mediocre at best. Pros: I don’t see Pujol’s legs holding up all year, Blackmon will drop off. Cons: rizz as a top 1b isn’t too sexy.

    If you’re me, do you take the deal?

    • Fish says:
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      @Eric R.:

      Take it. I think it’s a great deal for you.

  72. mcBlunty says:
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    long term keeper league been offered Pence, Jennings and Cingranni along with 2 late round draft picks for Marte and my 1st and 2nd round pick next year

    I could use Pence but I think its to much to give up, as i dont really need Jennings or Cingranni (nice pieces but already have similar on my team), what is your take, thanks

  73. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I am man divorcing Masterson, there wasn’t a pre-nup so it won’t be messy. Didn’t start him yesterday but held out hope.

    Top FA options are: Hammel, Leake, Pomeranz, or Keuchel. I’d lean towards Leake or Pomeranz but could be rough in Toronto this weekend though.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Randy BoBandy: If there wasnt a pre-nup then it could get messy.

      Keuchel

      • Fish says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        Keuchel followed by the Pomeranian

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Fish: Word

  74. Ty Wiggington says:
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    Dynasty league with no restrictions:

    Sonny Gray

    OR

    Brandon Moss + Wilin Rosario?

    How close?

    • jake says:
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      @Ty Wiggington: first off, best name ever. ty wigginton, the best utility man ever.

      i’d do it. moss+rosario is nice, even better if 2 catchers

  75. MF Flume says:
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    Your thoughts on Chase Anderson’s start @NYM today?

    • Cram It says:
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      @MF Flume: We celebrate his brilliance and when you talk to Chase Anderson, you realize what a classical human being he is. It was 201 years ago today, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in Eflat, which escorted in the age of Romanticism in music. And when I think of Chase Anderson, I think of Beethoven and the age of the Romantics. This guy has it all.

  76. TheShelbySensation says:
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    12team H2H with Keepers.

    Trade my Rizzo, Cespedes and Jesse Chavez for his McCutchen and Cingrani? Too much?

  77. Henry says:
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    J. Upton/asdrubal /frieri for Ian desmond/myers

    Too low from my side?

    Great write-up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Henry: Thanks! Desmond side, it’s fair

  78. Dan says:
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    Thoughts on Michael Choice’s value now that Fielder is out for the year? Seems like he could see everyday at bats now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: He’s a 10 homer, 3 steal guy

  79. Cram It says:
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    Offense was Harper, Hamilton, Fielder, Kipnis, Trumbo. I need a bat STAT. Would you trade Harper for Taveras? I don’t mind taking the risk since I’m already in the basement.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Id keep harper….Kipnis Back monday, sounds like Hamilton not far behind and Fielder well you could use him as a big pillow or something.

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Moreland will probably outproduce him anyway. It’s a blessing in disguise.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: Your Probably right

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Wake Up: You Damn Right

  80. Woody Wiedeman says:
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    Do I trade Pujols for Greinke straight up??

  81. Awesome Auger says:
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    Who’d you rather have ROS… Brantley or Rios?

  82. Tex-O-Matic says:
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    Now wait a second. Fielder is out for 3-4 months correct? 3 months from now is the beginning of week 21 at Yahoo. August 25th. Right before the playoffs. So we are being advised to drop him? My DL is filled and I would love to drop him, but if he makes it back before the playoffs start, I want him on my roster. Anyone with a thought on this? Grey?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Tex-O-Matic: Rangers wouldnt play him unless hes 100%….And the only thing there is 100% chance of is that he gets fatter

  83. Heff says:
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    Seth Smith just hit the waiver wire – owner dropped him to activate Bruce…..drop Lagares or Jones?

  84. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Follow up from yesterday. I am rebuilding this season in my 10 keeper 5×5 roto league and have the ability to take on injured players. Harvey is one guy I’ve been targeting and I was offered the following trade:

    Teheran, Choo, Walker for Harvey, Ryan Zimm, Phillips

    This is appealing because I don’t imagine I would be able to get a guy like Harvey if he was healthy and playing well, but I also feel like I am giving up a lot for two injured players and a future color guy for ESPN. Additionally, Harvey is no sure thing to come back and be the same player after TJ.

    On the other hand, I think Teheran and Walker are overperforming and are due to regress. Some additional perspective here would be appreciated, thanks!

    • jake says:
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      @I Am The Liquor: don’t do it. teheran gets better every start. he’s insanely young and talented. keep the sure thing.

      • I Am The Liquor says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! If you were in my shoes would you give up half as much for the same deal? Choo for Harvey and Zimm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  85. Mitch says:
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    Beltre or Donaldson ROS?

  86. true and correct says:
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    Grey, You’re usually spot on, but regarding Gyorko, have you reconsidered your ROS projections ? It’s been a 2 month slump w/ 1 productive dat so far. ROS how would you rank Gyorko, Hill, Rendon,Dozier, Beckham.
    Thanks

  87. Who would you like going forward extra Offense category, OPS, Span or Ozuna?

  88. 740 says:
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    Grey, 10team roto 5×5….My OF are Trout, Craig, McCutchen, A. Jones, Fowler, Springer. should i drop 1 and stash Tavares? or Hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Fowler

  89. Fish says:
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    Trade offer of:

    J Upton & A. Gordon for Y. Cespedes and J Lester.

    6*6 w/OBP & QS

  90. Wacha Wacha says:
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    5×5 OBP league would you rather have B Gardener or Taveras going forward?

  91. Bunny says:
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    Betances: 26 IP and 45Ks. xFIP of 1.14

    This guy worth owning over Balfour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bunny: If it’s a holds league

  92. Anthony says:
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    Time to ditch Votto in my deep league? Votto and Lohse for Craig and Gardner?

  93. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Would you drop any of the following for Mejia (obviously some of them are a “hell no” – I’m just listing the whole staff for clarity’s sake)?

    SP – Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Minor, Pomeranz, Ventura, Cole, Cingrani, Kennedy
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, Doolittle

    2) Which side:

    A. Arenado/Hawkins
    B. Hamilton/Mejia

    Both questions in H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  94. Broman says:
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    Finally dumping Tommy Hunter and looking for a SAGNOF replacement. Who’s the best bet for saves going forward out of Frieri, Rondon, and Britton?

  95. knighttown says:
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    Pujols/Cain/Zunino/Joe Smith for Posey/Nathan/Gattis/CJ Wilson

    11 team daily 5×5

  96. Pistol Pete says:
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    I picked up Adam Lind in a deep league to replace The Fat Man Who Shall Not Be Named, but Ike Davis, Parmalee and Chisenhall are all still on waivers. I also might have the opportunity to deal for Allen Craig but would probably have to give up a good player in exchange (Craig’s owner is one of the toughest people with whom to deal). Should I hold with Lind or explore any of these other options?

  97. Rags says:
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    I only get two more starts this week. Which two from this group? SON likes Shields and then the rest all sort of the same.

    CJ Wilson vs KC
    Kluber @ Bal
    Shields @ LAA
    Beckett @ Phi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: Shields, Wilson

  98. Ron says:
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    12-team Roto with OBP redraft league. I’m stuck in 10th and need help.

    1) Leonys, A. Soriano, Aoki, Springer, Myers, Pollock. – I need to drop 2 (1 today and 1 next week). Which two and in what order?

    2) Need one 1B/3B – Dominguez, G. Jones, Chisenhall, Asche, Olt, Gillaspie, Ike D., Singleton?

    3) Gyorko or Wong?

    4) Hardy, S. Drew or Everth?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Pollock, Aoki…Dominguez…Gyorko…EverCab

  99. My My My Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Kuroda says:
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    Here’s to Theth Thmith hitting. Love the lispers’ nightmare right now. The Harang jab was sweet as well. I’ve seen uglier too, Julian Tavarez for instance.

  100. fielder's fat ass killed my team says:
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    Lost Fielder – would you rather pickup a guy like Reynolds/Dunn/Loney or go with a younger option in Singleton/Taveras? H2H redraft points league that favors power. I have a full roster so this would be a bench bat looking for upside.

  101. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Morneau or Tex ROS? 12tm 6×6 roto with OBP

  102. Gary says:
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    Could be dumb question but who would you want…
    Crisp or heyward?

  103. E says:
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    How would you rank for pts?
    Colon vs ARI (13.3)
    Wood @ SD (9.9)
    Collmenter @ NYM (7.0)
    Leake vs STL (2.3)

    Pls rank for DH spot roto 5×5:
    Dunn, Joyce, Moreland, Lonnie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Wood, Leake…Joyce, Lonnie

  104. Fireball Feliz says:
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    I know sweet Prince crushed your fantasy dreams Grey, but he crushed my Rangers 2014 WS champs dreams. Hell, he has enough weight to crush millions of fans dreams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  105. chilicheeseconey says:
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    Starting Kuroda on the road against the White Sox? 14 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Wilson says:
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    hi Grey, pick the best you will start today,

    Estrada vs MIA
    Koehler vs MIL
    Lincecum vs MIN
    Colon vs ARI
    Kazmir vs TOR

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum, Estrada, Kazmir

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: SON loves Lincecum ($19.8) and Estrada ($16.4) today, but doesn’t love Kazmir ($1.9).

        Will you follow SON to start Lincecum or Estrada over Kazmir today?
        If yes, pick one to start between Lincecum and Estrada? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Lincecum

          • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Grey: when they are ordered like above, that’s exactly what it already means, first guy better than 2nd, 2nd better than 3rd.

  107. Adam says:
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    @Grey and everyone else

    Best 2 start option for a weekly 5×5 roto lineup —

    Harang vs BOS, @ MIA
    McCarthy vs SD, vs CIN
    WY Chen @ MIL, @ HOU
    McHugh @ KC, vs BAL

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  108. Josh says:
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    Grey, what’s wrong with David Price? He’s getting more swinging strikes, more strikeouts, and fewer walks than ever, but his HRs and BABIP have been bad. In a 12 team H2H I got offered my Gregory Polanco for his Price, but my team has lots of pitching right now, is in last in AVG and SBs, and you have been against Price most times when you mention him. For value, I’d win the trade, but do I take the future hit in offense for it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been against Price since the preseason….I’d take Price though for Polanco

    • Fish says:
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      @Josh:

      Price has been something of an enigma. Every ERA estimator (FIP, xFIP, tERA, SIERA) has him a run, if not more, better than his current ERA. Despite losing some velocity, his K% (26%) is the highest it’s been his entire career, and his control is other-worldly (.78 BB/9).

      The biggest difference has been that his FB% has increased 4% from last year, and more of those FB have become HR’s (14.7% HR/FB – career high). However, if he’s allowing more FB’s, that doesn’t give with his .345 BAIP, especially with the Rays above-average defense, since FB generally lead to a lower BABIP.

      I think it’s safe to say he’ll see significant improvement from his current ERA and WHIP (and be a better bet than Polanco), but watch his HR/FB going forward.

  109. Vinny Bags says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wanted your input on my Catcher situation. I lost Wieters to the DL and was looking for a long-term fill-in given the uncertainty of that.

    I’m in a 12-man H2H points league.
    I went with Derrick Norris last week, then picked up Mesoraco once he came off the DL. he was on fire before that, kinda bleh this week. Yan Gomes is also sitting around on the waiver wire and I like his upside. Preference between Gomes and Mesoraco.? Any other names to throw out there?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  110. TJ says:
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    Are there any advanced metrics that show whether or not Rizzo will stop swinging at pitches that hit him? 3 in 24 hours seems like he’s getting a little unlucky……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  111. Chicken & Boggs says:
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    Drop Fielder in a 10 team 6×6 (OBP/HLDS) league with standard ros plus CI,MI,4OF where you keep 4? Other keepers include Stanton, Kipnis…Segura, Bogaerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  112. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hello from Spain Grey!

    Which of these waiver wire guys do you like as a Utility bat in 10 team Roto… no particular category that I need help in… I have a free add after moving Abreu to the DL…
    Gyorko, B Butler, B Gardener, M Morse, C Crawford or should I chase upside and stash Taveras and if he’s not good just find a waiver wire replacement? My current Util is W Myers or EvCab depending on the matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hola! Taveras

  113. Big League Choo says:
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    Santiago will sit on his Carac-Ass and fart out some not buenos aires lmao!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  114. Angry Abuela says:
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    Very mad at you Senior Grey. Mi Altuvelito hits you second home run and you no mention!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry Angry Abuela

  115. Aero says:
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    Been busy this week and haven’t seen much of the comments. Is the consensus that Beltran dropable in all leagues now? If only some leagues, I’m in a 10-teamer for context.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop him

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: AJ Pollack or Ozuna a good replacement? Or should I just get Taveras and sit on him? I’d be playing Werth, Bautista, Alex Goron in the meantime.

        Hoping Balfour rights the ship! He was supposed to be my anchor for saves this year, haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taveras

  116. bigwormsherm says:
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    Rate this deal…

    Anibal or Minor & Soriano FOR Kenley & Utley

    If you would do this, which SP would you be more inclined to trade Minor or Anibal?

    My current SP are: Wainwright, Cobb, Minor, Anibal, Bailey, Cingrani, Eovaldi, Keuchel, Willy P, Porcello, Hammel, Walker

    My current RP are: KRod, Soriano, Jim Johnson

    My Current 2b: Gyroko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal/Soriano

      • bigwormsherm says:
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        just so i understand correctly…you WOULD trade anibal and soriano for kenley and utley?
        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want the Anibal or Minor side

  117. ERad says:
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    Good looks on the Bautista and Rizzo ranks!

    On a side note – I’ve started Xander twice this year, both on short days, for 2 out of his 3 HRs.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @ERad: Your living right.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Wake Up: You Damn Right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  118. Wake Up says:
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    Hunter = 11
    O’Day = 2

    Incredibly, I’m still in the lead…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re the only one happy with Hunter

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey:
        Dear George Walker,

        far from happy with him…but, happy to get saves from closers…kinda the point of sagnof, right?

        Yours,
        Al Jolson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SAGNOF! Ha…

  119. Rondelio says:
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    1. Can I drop Tommy Hunter?
    2. Add Junior Lake with open roster spot?
    3. Is Aoki droppable ?
    4. Add Betances in a 5×5 for a good ratio pitcher?
    5. Drop who from rotation: Wacha, Teheran, YordVent, Kluber, Porcello, Bauer, Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Okay 3. Yes 4. Sure 5. Porcello

  120. Swfcdan says:
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    Profar now done too? FRIGGIN MADNESS.

    Grab your gloves guys cos soon we’ll be needed too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  121. Dkohn says:
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    Gr~ey!

    You beautiful SOB, I need your brain answers.

    Who would you rather have on your team:
    Junior Lake
    or
    Leonys Martin

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Martin…You too!

  122. Plumbing4 says:
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    any news on if the Rangers will consider promoting Gallo to play 1B, 3B and DH. He is definitely hitting well in the minors.

    Also, should I pick Ozuna back up. Possible drops are Gyorko, Wang, Yelich

    I am currently using Wang at 2B, Yelich at UTIL and waiting on Gyorko to produce someday

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NO news that I’ve heard… Wong…

  123. Who’s the top choice in a redraft root league between Lake, Aoki, and Pollock? Or is it a tossup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up

  124. Mike says:
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    I cant bring myself to do this without a push – do I drop Salvador Perez for Devin Mesoraco?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  125. Mike says:
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    These are my SPs in one league:

    Doug Fister
    Gio Gonzalez
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    Julio Teheran
    Matt Cain
    Yordano Ventura
    Zack Greinke

    Do I drop any of them for Tony Cingrani?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  126. L-Boogie says:
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    My injuries so far have included:

    Fielder, Zimmerman, Bruce, Avisail Garcia, Ramos, Grilli, Lindstrom, Nate Jones, Paxton.

    I feel like Arya Stark reciting her hit list. How am I even in 6th place? Must be Liriano picking up the slack.

    Oh, and I need a volunteer to punch me in the face for drafting Bruce over Giancarlo… in the 5th round. I’m not generating enough power to cause any real damage when I do it myself.

  127. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    would you trade adrian gonzalez for wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. Todd says:
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    Should I drop Emilio Bonifacio and pick up Seth Smith? Or should I drop one of these:

    Neil Walker, Aaron Hill, or Michael Bourn?

    I am in a league that is a basic Yahoo Head to Head league and awards points in Average, HR, SB, Runs and RBI’s, but seems my weakest production comes in Runs, RBI’s, and HR’s. I am thinking maybe dropping Bourn or Bonifacio since I have SB production from Billy Hamilton. And I have noticed Bonifacio’s production has fallen off dramatically so far. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourn

      • Todd says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey! You da man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you da man!

  129. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    or jay bruce for strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  130. Oz says:
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    Fielder’s OBP and SLG are exactly the same this year (.360). I didn’t even know that was possible to have an OBP higher than or equal to your slugging… But then again, I didnt even know Fielder had a neck so I guess we learn something new err’day

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Oz: it could happen if when you hit it doesn’t get that many bases, and you also walk a lot, or walk and get hit by a bunch of pitches.

  131. Ceasar says:
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    Any feel for Fielder’s keeper league value? Worth giving Rosenthal now for Prince in 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair if you’re playing for next year

  132. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Neil walker or gyorko ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  133. Wilson says:
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    Question about tomorrow’s starters, who will you start?

    Cole ($16.1) vs WSH
    Cingarni ($13.9) vs STL
    Garcia ($12.4) vs CIN
    Wheeler ($9.6) vs ARI
    Haran ($9.3) vs PHI
    Keuchel ($7.8) vs SEA
    Kluber ($6.7) vs BAL

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  134. John says:
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    Pitching depth just ok, main guys Gcole, ventura Cueto minor kazmir
    Closer/RP Kenley Robertson Mejia Doolittle
    OF Stanton Puig AJones Myers GOrdon Harp DL 10 tm h2h

    I was offered Braun and shields for my puig and doolittle
    Just dont know if I want to deal with braun, going to see what outcome is on abdomen but thumb may linger too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with your gut reaction

  135. Whatever says:
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    I took a look at CJ Wilson. none of his numbers suggest regression. do you think he keeps it up ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  136. Anal Herschiser says:
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    Nothing will top the job Flaherty did as the dad on Freaks and Geeks.

    – much better than Brandon Belt’s adulterous father.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: “i used to have this friend who smoked. You know what he’s doing now. HE’S DEAD!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  137. DexterHol says:
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    Het Grey, what up.
    I got a trade offer in my points league. They want my injured Ben Zobrist and they’re giving me Coco Crisp. I think it’s a good one. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  138. Weekly Headache says:
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    Typical 5×5 roto

    Looking for a Util slot replacement for Prince (the real Prince Albert is my 1b):

    Laroche
    G Jones
    J Francisco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  139. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Also longoria or Donaldson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  140. Sad Keanu says:
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    I want to drop kick Fielder so badly. Is there any chance he doesn’t elect to do surgery? It doesn’t seem final yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s doing it

  141. Dirt Nasty says:
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    Cron not cutting it, Looking for either power or runs/SB…. James Jones or Junior Lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  142. Grubbs says:
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    Who benefits from this trade?

    Freeman/Longoria for Goldschmidt/Donaldson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  143. E says:
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    For pts leagues:

    Give Stauffer a go?
    vs CHC (14.2)

    or go with:
    Wood vs CHC (9.9)
    Morton vs WAS (8.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  144. Ben. says:
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    Bumgarner vs. Liriano/Chavez

    What side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  145. royce! says:
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    I have Votto, Zimmerman, Zobrist, Belt, Braun, Cashner, and Lee in the RCL, and also drafted Moore. So I guess what I’m wondering is…can I have a hug? I think I’m going to need counseling after this PTSD inducing season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Come here, you big lug!

  146. Designated Shitter says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Brandon Belt eating up my only DL spot… Ben Zobrist and Joey Votto have both recently hit the DL forcing me to stream a 2B and shuffling Juan Francisco and Gerrett Jones between 1B ad Util… Adam LaRoche is coming off the DL monday… I am in a 10 team shallow lg.. should I drop Belt and try n stash him later… and who should I add? 6×6 lg, obp and xbh no BAVG

    My team:

    C: Devin Mesoraco
    1B: Juan Francisco
    2B: Kolten Wong (current streamer)
    3B: Adrian Beltre (Finally he is hitting)
    SS: Brandon Crawford
    OF: Jose Bautista
    OF: Shin-Soo Choo
    OF: Marte or Pagan
    Util: Marte/Pagan or a sub for Pagan on his off days
    Util: Todd Frazier (current streamer)
    BN: Garrett Jones
    BN: Joey Votto (DL)
    BN: Ben Zobrist (DL)
    DL: Brandon Belt

    I was in first place for the first month until I took all these injuries and had some starters poop all over my era and whip lol… what should I do Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, drop Belt for someone, though no idea who that person is

      • Designated Shitter says:
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        @Grey: Well my options are Neil Walker, Marlon Byrd, Marcell Ozuna, Gerrado Parra, Adam LaRoche, Ryan Howard, Diyan Viciedo, Desmond Jennings Kyle Seager, Erick Aybar, Denard Span and Lonnie Chisenhall are out there… I really don’t need any more OFs… I am thinking Laroche, Howard, Seager, Chisenhall or Aybar… what would you do? And thanks again for your advice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Seager

  147. Dom says:
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    10 team, mixed, roto

    potential trade: I give Cuddyer, I get Doolittle?

    I just lost Lindstrom after getting Chapman, Janssen, and Robertson off the DL. Slowly workign my way back up the saves chart.

    My 1B/CM is Pujols & Rizzo.
    OF (start 5) is Giancarlo, Bruce, Stubbs, Pollock, R. Davis, Calhoun, Venable w/ Harper on DL. I’m at the bottom in HR and RBI due to injuries

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  148. jack says:
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    10-team H2H OBP league – 3 one word answers if you please:

    Baez for Hill or Peralta ROS from time he comes up?

    Drop A. Soriano for Polanco when he comes up?

    Is Morales in Texas or Seattle better than Adams, Lind or Francisco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta…Sure…Francisco

  149. Wake Up says:
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    Machado’s groin was removed as a precaution…

    seems like a bit of an overreach…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  150. JAL says:
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    Grey, need some help here. Team is in the toilet with injuries, under-performers, etc. I know your concerns on Sale but what do you think about my Braun for his Sale and Leo Martin. Instead of Martin, other choices could be: Perkins, Crawford, Crisp, Byrd, Napoli or Kinsler (I need help everywhere, really). I know there are risks on both sides so thought I’d get your opinion, 12-team 5×5 redraft. Many thanks to you/anyone else who feels like chiming in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for Sale

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: I hear you on your concerns but doesn’t Braun have some of his own? What if I swapped Sale with David Price? Braun for Price plus one of the above? Or should I look for a different suitor? Many thanks, as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t trade for a top starter… Trade a lesser bat for a lesser pitcher…

  151. SMLV1 says:
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    Bench a 2B –

    (101) Phillips facing S. Miller
    (207) Dozier facing Lincecum……I really don’t understand why he is so low today.

    Bench 1 –

    (79) Choo facing A. Sanchez
    (81) Rizzo facing Stauffer
    (146) Rios facing A. Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips…Rios

  152. tim says:
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    would u trade alex gordon for taveras. keepr league,taveras=minimum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  153. Snake Hips says:
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    Need a UTIL bat. h2H points league: lake, Wong, Lorenzo Cain, Seth smith, or bourn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      • Snake Hips says:
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        @Grey: thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. Bunny says:
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    Answer me this: Why is it that a hitter’s split stats show vs left/right, but for a pitcher those stats are situational stats (at least on Yahoo)? What is the definition of split stats and situational stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: trying to make sense of what yahoo does will hurt your brain.
        (don’t) DO IT!

  155. Dkohn says:
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    Gr~ey,

    One more, which side:

    A) Cingrani, Joe Smith, Daniel Webb
    B) Pomeranz, Joakim Soria

    Thanks!

    Shake and bake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  156. Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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    First of all, hat-tip to Rudy for the “Next Calendar Week” projections on HitterTron. So very useful for weekly leagues. That said, how much stock can you put in the fact that HT is really down on Rockies hitters on the road next week (@PHI, @CLE). Dare I start Gattis ($1.7) and Moobs ($17.5) over Rosario ($-17.7) and my mainest man Nolan ($-1.5)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Rudy on the bottom of that page and he’ll hit you back there

      • Domo Arenado, Mr. Roboto says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: Correction, I believe Taveras is hitting .322 overall in Triple A Ball, as opposed to .390. I believe he is hitting .390 over the last few weeks or something like that. Just bein’ a stickler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, gotcha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fixed

  158. nick the dick says:
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    Would you trade carlos santana for price if catcher and 3b are set? Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. Moscowitz says:
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    Both Kazmir and Anibal have miserable stats and numbers against Toronto and Texas hitters. For some reason those teams hit them pretty good and Kazmir is facing a hot Encarnacion and Bautista on top of it. Would you still start them Grey?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see benching Kazmir

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:
        Anibals stats vs. current Rangers lineup

        Batting Avg: 0.311 [14 / 45], BABIP: 0.394, FIP: 3.200, K%: 0.22, BB%: 0.06
        11 Strikeout, 11 Single, 10 Groundout, 4 Flyout, 3 Walk, 2 Grounded Into DP, 2 Forceout, 1 Triple, 1 Hit By Pitch, 1 Home Run, 1 Pop Out, 1 Double, 1 Sac Bunt, 1 Lineout

        And Prince is still included in those stats and he never hit Kazmir that means batting avg vs. Kazmir is even higher than .311

        Kazmirs stats vs. Toronto lineup:

        Batting Avg: 0.372 [16 / 43], BABIP: 0.438, FIP: 5.727, K%: 0.18, BB%: 0.10
        10 Single, 9 Strikeout, 7 Groundout, 5 Flyout, 5 Walk, 5 Pop Out, 3 Double, 2 Home Run, 1 Forceout, 1 Triple, 1 Sac Bunt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then bench Anibal, I wouldn’t… It’s obviously not a safe start…I would bench Kazmir

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: I think i will take the risk with Anibal but definitely bench Kazmir.

            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: as much time as you spend around here and you are worried about what happened (over a long period of time, against a bunch of different hitters, who may or may not be as good as they are now) in 43, and 46 at bats? really. plus i think you could be accused of making the opp point, since they’re babips were 394 and 438. esp with annabelle, he still had a low 3 FIP when his babip was that high (.394). that sounds like he was def able to minimize damage.

  160. Scott says:
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    Waving bye to the Prince – For 7×7 (Hits, BB) H2H, please rank :

    Teixera, Napoli, Hosmer (who I own)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  161. John says:
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    we know who CJ wilson is and his upside but, how would rank him among porcello lackey kazmir CJ

    • John says:
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      @John: Can add Big erv in there, ervin CJ kazmir lackey porcello

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wilson, Ervin, Kazmir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson, Kazmir

      • John says:
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        @Grey: starting kazmir tonight @TOR? At this point i am not?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit

  162. John says:
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    Trade pujols and Harper for Davis and wacha, need an arm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  163. Project Merkin says:
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    Greybones,

    Trade K-Rod for Allen Craig? I’m getting the feeling Craig is a buy/low fella?

    Currently 3rd in saves, need average and RBI’s big time though.

    That’d leave me with:
    Aroldis
    Soria
    Bryan Shaw
    Bellasario

  164. bossmanjunior says:
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    in reference to my comment early this morning, Kamir is starting @TOR today. So just looking at his numbers (awesome versus RHP, away from O.cO, and a worm burner), and the fact this is a h2h league where its very close in k’s and I have a one run lead in ERA, would you personally start Kazmir? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench him

  165. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Still drowning or at the very least badly treading water in a 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(keep 10).
    My team
    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-C.SANTANA
    SS-H.RAMIREZ
    OF-KEMP
    OF-A.JACKSON
    OF-D.JENNINGS
    UTIL-M.TEIXEIRA, B.LAWRIE
    BENCH-A.EATON, D.BROWN
    DL-AR.RAMIREZ

    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-C.HAMELS
    SP-G.COLE
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-F.RODNEY
    P-L.HAWKINS
    P-J.SAMARDZIJA
    BENCH-C.KLUBER, N.EOVALDI, R.PORCELLO, M.GARZA
    DL-J.FERNANDEZ, A.CASHNER

    1. drop Garza for Keuchel, Niese, Smyly, Hughes or Jimenez?
    2.Drop L.Hawkins for Ottavino, Brothers, Britton or Mejia?
    3. Drop Eaton or Brown for one of these bats-Pollock, Granderson, Stubbs, Fowler, Frazier, Singleton, Lake, Crawford.

    Thanks again. Sorry for the long winded post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Keuchel 2. Mejia 3. Eaton for Frazier, play Frazier over Santana, trade Santana for an outfielder…

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks.
        Concise and to the point

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  166. Busher says:
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    Please rank top 2 for RCL leagues: Butler, Napoli, Reynolds, Moreland

    Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli, Butler

  167. fielder's fat ass killed my team says:
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    2 Questions:

    1. Trade my JUpton/Frazier/Anibal for his Longo/Cargo in redraft points league? Too risky?

    2. Assuming both are healthy, Springer or Machado ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Springer

  168. Zar says:
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    So the Liriano drop sign is on. Is he worth streaming against at home against Washington and at Chavez ravine? The son likes him……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d move on in most leagues

      • Zar says:
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        @Grey: Thanks grey! I’m looking for any streamer I can. I think I’m on pace to start only 137 games out of 180 in my RCL. Do you think Buehrle is near a must start now? Or should I try and stream him still?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, I’m behind in starts too in my RCL, there’s time to make up starts… I’d start Buehrle in most starts though

  169. osnam says:
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    If Kendrys Morales ends up in Texas or Baltimore, what kind of numbers do you think he could put up? Does he becomE a must own?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, must own… He’s a 25-homer guy with no speed prorated over 4 months

  170. osnam says:
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    If Kendrys Morales ends up in Texas or Baltimore, what kind of numbers do you think he could put up? Does he becomE a must own?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, must own… He’s a 25-homer guy with no speed prorated over 4 months

  171. jack says:
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    Singleton or Francisco after Singleton is promoted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  172. Grey

    Grey says:
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  173. Greyismyhero says:
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    I’m sick cause my quest to trade Prince in my keeper failed b4 the news…now I’m stuck with him.,,Its gonna b very hard moving him for anything of value now.

    Which side you like in this trade?

    Zimmerman and my #2 pick for his Cruz and 7 pick…Keeper league…I have Frazier already at 3rd and Lowrie also.

    Drop Tillman and pick up Leake/Eovaldi/Kennedy/Hutchinson/Smyly? or hold? 12 teamer.

  174. Grey

    Grey says:
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  175. John says:
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    how would these guys measure up to kazmir and CJ

    CJ Kazmir…keuchel hughes or?

    Would you rather have hughes than lackey?

  176. John says:
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    this trade better with anibal or stay away

    my pujols and harper for CDavis and Sanchez?

  177. Grey

    Grey says:
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  178. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Which side wins: Donaldson Hawkins Calhoun vs. longo pagan Krod

  179. sul says:
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    Is cobb and kipnis too much for Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  180. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Best streamer for Saturday

    Garcia @CIN 12.1
    Vogelsong vMIN 11.2
    Wood @SD 10.2
    Nolasco @SF 2.6
    Peavy @TB 6.4

    2) Best streamer for Sunday

    Hammell @SD 8.1
    Morales @ATL 3.8
    Leake vSTL 2.3

    3) Best overall streamer?

    Thanks!

  181. Steve says:
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    In the Segura column, I think it should be “led off” instead of “leadoff.” I think “leadoff” can only be used as an adjective. #grammar #theonlytimeanyonesused#grammar

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Steve: don’t be a nazi dick

  182. Bye Felicia says:
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    Grey quick question,

    Would you use the remaining $44 FA budget to aquire Polanco & Tavares regardless if you only had 3 moves left? I can still trade pieces if needed. My team is strong pitching is Sherzer,Sale,Kershaw,Annibal,Tehran,Cobb, Yordano, Closers Holland Melancon,Hawkins,K Rod,Trevor
    C Mesoraco/Gattis
    1b Albert
    2nd Altuve
    3 Solarte/Zimmerman
    SS Reyes/Andrus/Desmond
    OF Bruce/Marte/Springer/Choo/ Pence
    Uti Trumbo/Giancarlo

    Thanks

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