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The Houston Astros who crawled through a river of shizz and came out clean on the other side.  The entire organization looks up in the air, rain beating down.  Hey, Bus Driver, take the Astros to Zanwhattwonahwho, they finally called up George Springer!  No, I don’t know how to spell it!  With a Z?  For an organization that hasn’t had anything promising since Billy Hatcher homered off a left-field foul pole, it’s about time there’s something to look forward to.  They were downright depressing there for about seven years.  Here’s what I said this offseason, “In Triple-A, Springer had 18 homers after hitting 19 homers in Double-A.  That’s not one year in Double-A and one year in Triple-A even though my syntax might lead you to believe that.  He hit 37 homers last year in the minors.  Hello, sexy, what’s your name?  Do you like your creme de menthe on the rocks?  Can I call you grasshopper?  37 homers is pretttttay, pretttttay good.  I wonder if he can do anything else.  *moves finger along his minor league line*  Hmm, too bad he only stole 45 bases last year.  Oh.  Wait, come again?  I mean, I just came again.  40-steal speed from a guy that nearly hit 40 homers?  Yummo on that Thirty Minute Meal.  Give me some Restaurant: Stakeout, my waitress is sexting her boyfriend during business hours!  So, I guess his average is atrocious.  Oh, he hit .311 in Triple-A?  Yeah, I just had a fangasm; I have to change my undershorts.  Is it all peaches and cream on this big slice of pound cake?  No, there’s a K-rate that could portend him actually hitting .245 in the big leagues and I wish he were a year younger, but nothing is spelling D-O-O-M.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I lurve me some Springer and he’s ownable in every league.  My preseason projections for him were 52/19/71/.254/22, but that was with a full season at-bats.  Now that he’s missed about two weeks, I’d cut off a few counting stats, but not much.  He could be a 20/20 player.  Go get him!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks as he held the heavy right-handed Brewer lineup (8 of 9 RHs) in check.  Rudy IM’d me to say it’s nice to see a sign of competence after fizzling at the end of last year and start of this season.  I say, I’m not sure I buy it.  In the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston, they would say Miller now represents a solid selling opportunity.  Maybe it was the pep talk from older brother, Bumbry Miller, maybe Dave Duncan appeared in the clubhouse as a hologram or maybe Milwaukee wanted Miller to live the high life.  Either way, he lives to fight another day on Rudy’s last place team.  Last — HA!

Mark Ellis – Activated from the DL, to act as a backup for Wong.  I believe ‘Backup Wong’ was also a song off Aretha’s Who’s Zoomin Who? album.  “In my glove department, I got a backup wong for when I’m at a red light.  Tonight…. Who’s zoomin’ who?”  That’s the lyrics.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd game in a row with a homer.  I mentioned yesterday that he was hot and worth grabbing.  I now say I agree with Tuesday Grey.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  See, it was more like a sabbatical.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This is The New Meh.  A start that leaves fantasy owners feeling like they won’t drop him, but don’t love having him.

Jim Henderson – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Two steps forward for The Muppet Master, six giant steps back.  Not easy to do while moving legs with strings, but still not great.

Jose Reyes – Will return on Friday.  Wanna take an over/under on when he’s on the DL again?  I’m gonna say May 20th, taking the under.

Colby Rasmus – Didn’t play yesterday due to a tight hamstring.  Instead, Jose Bautista (3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) played center field.  Hey, Blue Jays, how about you just tear Bautista’s knee ligaments in the dugout and save all the trouble?

Brandon Morrow – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER vs. the Twins.  Vic Morrow had better success with helicopters.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  If you waited through his post-hype year and post-post-hype year and post-post-post-hype year, don’t you want to own him for his post-post-post-post-hype year?

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-5 and his first homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Chris Colabello – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Okay, just need five weeks and four more days until Zimmerman comes back.  Please, Beautiful Soda Man.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a homer.  He appropriately has a last name that looks like it should be found in an Ikea catalog because he’s cheap and unreliable.

Jenrry Mejia – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Making it look as easy as a roll of the R’s.  This start comes after a 5 IP, 4 ER vs. the Braves.  I.e., it’s hard to trust him yet, but worth looking at in deeper leagues.

Bronson Arroyo – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  Okay, but his Pearl Jam air guitar solo is so spot-on.

Craig Kimbrel – Played catch yesterday and said if there was a game yesterday he would’ve been able to pitch.  There was a game, a bunch of them.  Okay, not with the Braves.  Stupid rain.  I’d continue to hold Carpenter until Kimbrel sees game action, though I’m pretty biased because I’d love nothing more than to see the most expensive closer go down to injury.  I’m like a cheap fat man, “Die, $12 Salad, die!”

Michael Bourn – Activated from the DL, but the game was rained out.  Coincidence?  I’m sure!  No, really, I wasn’t being sarcastic.  I’m still not.  Seriously!

Marcell Ozuna – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI as he returned to the lineup.  Marcell and Grey sitting in a tree — K-I-S-S I and Gene Simmons!

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer.  31 to go!  Get there, you sexy beast!

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks.  I know how the Marlin fans feel.  I love everyone on the Marlins but hate the franchise.  I grabbed Koehler in a few very deep leagues, but I wouldn’t yet look at him in many shallow ones.  The five walks in seven innings isn’t a good harbinger, if harbingers can be good.

Wilson Ramos – Had stitches removed from his hand.  Too bad, he could’ve dressed his hand up like Frankenstein for Halloween.

Stephen Strasburg – 4 IP, 6 ER vs. the Marlins.  That date you circled on your calendar to watch Strasburg is going to look like something else to the police when they find your calendar after catching you roaming the streets, raving like a madman.

Dustin Pedroia – Wasn’t in yesterday’s lineup even though he is supposed to avoid the DL.  On the surface, it’s not terrible news.  He is avoiding the DL and all, but this is the same guy who played 160 games last year with a torn ligament, and now he’s sitting out due to wrist pain.  Don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but sounds like awful news.  The good news, he received a cortisone shot, so he’ll probably hit 3 homers in his first at-bat back.  I’m only half kidding.

Koji Uehara – Hopes to return on Thursday.  As with Kimbrel, I wouldn’t drop Mujica until Koji gets a save.  I’m also hoping for the fiery demise of Koji.  Light fire to his pitches, opposing teams.  I, the Fantasy Master Lothario, commands you!

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Performed well against his former White Sox teammates.  Though it was a tiny bit embarrassing when he called Jose Abreu “Paulie K” and told him to cool off on the tanning beds.

Mike Napoli – Slid into 2nd base, but came up with his finger pointing the wrong way.  Damn, that gives me ugly flashbacks of waking up hungover, reaching into my jeans pocket that I wore to bed and finding my last cigarette broken in half.  It sounds like he’ll avoid a DL stint.  Even better Napoli can now do some really cool shadow puppets.

Daniel Nava – 1-for-3 and a homer.  And Grey with the batty call!  Damn, that feels good with no strings attached.

Erik Johnson – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  More like Erikkkkkkkkkk Johnson.  So glad he K’d nine guys instead of 3 or that joke would’ve seemed raycess.  He doesn’t have much of a minor league track record but Prospect Scott says he has “all the makings of a mid-rotation workhorse unlike Grey who is just a jackass.”  Hey!  His next start is @TEX so it’ll take a mighty big eponymous to start Johnson in even an AL-Only league.

Coco Crisp – Sat out yesterday, because on Coco’s tombstone it’s gonna read day-to-day.

Dan Straily – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  If you were on the fence with him, hopefully he didn’t Humpty Dump your team.

Craig Gentry – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Played center with Crisp out, but Gentry is a part-time player for the most part.  He does have some speed, but I wouldn’t exactly call him sexy.  Actually, in the history of the world, there’s never been a sexy Craig.

Jim Johnson – 2 IP, 0 ER as he got the win and essentially the save while Doolittle did that.  This could mean Johnson is back center stage for saves, but I wouldn’t drop Gregerson just yet.  Man, the A’s relievers and their names.  Surprised it’s not Cook Ryanson.  Am I right?  Or am I right, right?

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  So, Peter Bourjos not so much, but Kole Calhoun indeed.

Mike Trout – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer and a steal, his first.  Chris Iannetta also has one steal.  Another sign it’s still early.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  So, that could’ve went better,  Now get off my teams!

Tim Lincecum – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I’ll say it for you….Sonavabench!   Lincecum went five innings with 5 hits and zero walks and still managed 93 pitches.  He is to pitch efficiency what alcohol is to walking proficiency.

Chad Billingsley – Renewed discomfort in his elbow.  There was a bit of a mix-up when he first told the Dodgers’ pitching coach.  The coach thought Billingsley’s dangling arm was him playing charades and guessed, ‘hanging Chad.’

Dee Gordon – 0-for-3 and his 10th steal.  I’ve said this in the past, but there is something so beautiful about a guy who gets no hits but steals a base.  It’s like he really cares about your fantasy team.

Juan Uribe – 3-for-5, 2 runs and the 2nd game in a row with a homer.  Member the other day when I said he was getting hot?  Yup.

Josh Beckett – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  Beckett and Lincecum had a throwback game, as in, thanks for the start, now throw them back.

Taijuan Walker – Scratched from his rehab start due to stiffness in his shoulder.  Why are my cheeks salty?  Oh, it’s the tears.  People say I’m the life of the party, because I tell a joke or two.  Although I might be laughing loud and hearty, deep inside I’m blue.  So take a good look at my face, you’ll see my smile looks out of place.  Smokey Robinson, your uncomfortably high voice is the only thing that soothes my damaged fantasy team.  Well, that’s a bummer.  Taijuan will be reevaluated today, but it sounds bad.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks and pitchslapped by Mike Leake (6 2.3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks), after giving up a long double to him in his first at-bat.  Why do I feel like every pitcher looks like Brett Hart after The Montreal Screwjob whenever they are pitchslapped?  It’s almost like they all have an agreement prior to the game to make an out, then some pitcher pulls the Rootie Tootie, You’re Getting Fresh With The ‘Tude To Me?

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in one and a half games and 5th this year.  I hate his being, but when a guy’s hot, they’re caliente, as my tio, Francisco Albrighto, would say.

Joey Votto – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI with four singles.  The Joey Votto cycle!  Get under a ball once, doode, no one will hate you for it.

Devin Mesoraco – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Okay, so I partly bring these catcher questions on myself.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He’s great, I love him.  On a side note, that was the best the Reds lineup has looked this year.  Heisey leading off and Billy Hamilton running for pizza while the Reds were on the field.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  I love a feel good story as much as the next guy.  I openly weep at the end of Notting Hill.  Okay, maybe that’s not a feel good story, but you catch my drift.  Kouzmanoff is hitting .450 and playing every day.  This won’t end well for him, eventually.  He’s simply a hot schmotato, so don’t drop anyone too valuable to get him.

Prince Fielder – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his first home run.  Hey, ma, look what Prince Fielder found?  His power stroke.  About effin’ time.

Robbie Ross – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  This conclusively proves Ron Washington’s point, if you throw enough middle relievers into the rotation, one will be decent.  Ross has an under 7 K-rate and a 4 walk rate.  Neither are great marks, and I still wouldn’t mess with him outside of deep leagues.

Michael Cuddyer - 1-for-4, 1 run and a steal.  You beguiling, beguiler, you!  After Cuddyer ran hard into the fence on Monday, the Rockies started him at 1st.  Hey, Walt Weiss, you’ve been beguiled!

Josh Johnson – Will let Dr. Freeze examine his arm.  What’s left of it, at least.  “Okay, put your elbow up on the table.”  “Doc, that’s the problem.”

Everth Cabrera – Scratched due to a sore knee.  EverCab with a bum wheel is almost as bad as Rick Shaw with a broken carriage.

Will Venable – 2-for-3, 1 run.  Looks like he might finally be coming out of his early season slump and showing he’s ready, willing and Venable.

Robbie Erlin – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Fun fact!  Steely Dan was originally named Robbie Dan.

Adam Jones – Might have a case of the flu that’s infected the O’s clubhouse.  If I find out David Lough is not Dracula’ing when he sneezes, there will be hell to pay.

Omar Infante – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer as he plays with sprained jaw.  Stewed carrots must really be agreeing with Infante.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, Save.  The Kimbrel!

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Sure, it was against the Astros, but at least he mollywhopped a team he was supposed to, Grey says pointedly towards Strasburg.  On a side note, you know how baseball is all about the little moments?  The stuff that’s going on when you think something else is going on?  Well, it is.  Like the coach moving the shortstop over three feet and then the next ball is lined out to him.  Those are the small moments that make baseball so great.  A small moment yesterday that won’t be mentioned much after this game was when the five-feet, three-inch Ventura faced off against Altuve.  It was like King Joffrey’s wedding.  Didn’t they outlaw dwarf tossing?

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  1. J-FOH says:
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    Prince has been making me sound like doves cry

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH:

      DAH! You almost had it…

    • kc says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Oh man this is good.

  2. Picard56 says:
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    Awesome write up. Have Springer in two leagues, looking for forward to seeing Mike Trout lite. Got a couple of quick questions:
    1. Who is more likely to be this year’s Wacha? Archie Bradley or Eddie Butler?
    2. I’ve been reading that Fielder might have lost some bat speed, any truth to this?
    3. If Mathew Berry is talking and no one is around to hear him, does he in fact make a sound?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Picard56: Thanks! Bradley…2. No idea 3. Ha

  3. Joe G says:
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    Aaron hill or melky cabrera , nelson cruz for utility tomorrow ? Only two spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe G: Look at Hitter-Tron, I don’t know their matchups by heart

  4. Lord Black Beard, Head of the House of Beard. says:
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    Your grace,
    In a H2H Standard Points league…
    Which third baseman would you roll with until Machado or Zimmerman gets back?

    Nolan Arenado
    Or
    Pablo Sandoval
    Both play three games in Colorado next week…

    Thanks in advance, my grace.

  5. endershadow says:
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    Calhoun to the dl!

  6. gareth says:
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    Do we see a possible “puig like” impact from Springer?

    I sincerely hope not, as he was nabbed quickly by someone else in my rcl last night.

    I won’t say who it was, but I will say that hes a huge fan of Tehol.

    • Ryan says:
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      @gareth: looking at his minor league numbers, he looks a lot like BJ upton…good Walk rate/terrible contact…25hr and 30 SB upside

    • K-dawg says:
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      @gareth: gotta drop an arm who should i drop out of niese, erasmo, skaggs or mejia . thanks grey!

  7. donut says:
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    Granderson seems like a pretty good comp for Springer. Awesome power/speed combo. Crummy K rate will limit his average but should still be plenty useful.

    Calhoun to the DL immediately after the game with an ankle, blergh.

    Who do you like between Cueto and Liriano @ CIN?

    • gareth says:
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      @donut: I like both those guys. When healthy.

      • donut says:
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        @gareth: me too but I’m overpitching early and want to chase wins

  8. gareth says:
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    Never morgan demoted to AAA while Aldrelton’s friend Elliot Johnson remains on an MLB roster.

    Nyger Morgan hit .348 with a .484 obp. He had 7 walks and 3 steals in 23 at bats.

    Elliot Johnson is 1 for 11. No walks. No steals. 4 strikeouts.

    Oh but hes plays multiple positions!

    It really boggles my mind every time major league teams keep these light hitting utililty guys around who are black holes in the lineup over guys who can actually made a slight positive impact.

    Of course its a Small sample Size. But come on. Elliot freaking Johnson?

    • schtickball says:
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      @gareth:
      wheres the affirmative action??

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @gareth: they probably need a late inning defense for multiple infield slots guy rather than 5th OF. Or 5th OF masquerading as 4th OF.

  9. gareth says:
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    G3!

  10. Druss says:
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    Grey I don’t know if you’re written about this but in the huge conglomerate and empire that is Razzball what;s your official designation ? Are you the CEO or is it King Grey. I know Rudy is the CFO , he’s gonna keep you far away from the money.

    Also would you add Eric Young and Drop Aoki? Aoki do nothing. Thanks Grey.

    Anybody else reading this please do message me when Yahoo adds George Springer to the player list! I’m tired of refreshing.Thanks!!

    • Jason says:
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      @Druss: About Springer, you obviously play in a private Yahoo league where the commissioner has the setting “wait until called up” for minor league players. The default setting is “as Yahoo makes them available”. Springer has been available in Yahoo leagues since last season with the latter setting (which every league should have IMO). In the league you play in, he won’t be available until after tonight’s game (likely as an overnight addition to waivers if your league uses waivers). If your league doesn’t use waivers, then you might be able to snag him as a free agent, but that seems unlikely since most leagues use waivers.

      • Druss says:
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        @Jason:

        Its a one year league so maybe that’s why Springer wasn’t listed. I have another Keeper league on yahoo where he’s been listed for a long time.
        I was lucky enough to snag him a few hours after I posted a comment while everyone else was sleeping ;) And there was no waivers :D
        I haven’t really played anywhere else except Yahoo and Espn and I don’t really like ESPN setup that much. What place do you play in?

        • Jason says:
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          @Druss: I only play in Yahoo leagues. It doesn’t matter if it’s a one year league or a keeper/dynasty league, the commissioner has control over the setting of when players are made available. Check your league settings and you’ll see that the setting for “New Players Become Available” is set to “When Player is Called Up” as opposed to “As soon as Yahoo adds them”. If the commissioner changes the setting to the latter, you won’t have that problem in the future for many players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: I’d want Young for speed, Aoki for everything else

  11. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    we are all that cheap fat man (i’m actually the opposite of fat).

  12. fausto says:
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    Nabbed springer thanks to my non sleeping habits. My Pitching is a trainwreck any suggestions as what to do? 8 offered wil myers for price. Here’s what I’m stuck with.
    Bumgarner
    Kzar
    Tillman
    Porcello
    Erasmo
    Quintana

    CL. -Frieri, Santos, Strop/Veras, Johnson im keeping him I doubt the A’s moneybal programl pays him to do mop up work for long..
    if I can’t get price for myers, you dropping any for Feldman, Vargas, Richards, Erlin, Peralta, Niese, or dare I say fausto roberto hernandez carmona(hes been decent)
    Thanks.

  13. bossmanjunior says:
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    Anyone else have a problem finding Springer in Yahoo? Did they even rank him? I was so excited to get the jump on everyone and snag Springer tonight but couldn’t find him anywhere. Now he’ll have to go through waiver process and everyone will get a chance to pick him up. Ugh.

    • Tigres says:
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      Springer should be in there- someone has him in my yahoo keeper.

    • The Theory says:
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      @bossmanjunior:
      I had no problem searching for and adding Springer in my Yahoo leagues.

    • Jason says:
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      @bossmanjunior: See my reply to Druss above. The only way to resolve that issue in the future is to get the commissioner to change the settings in your league.

  14. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team yahoo h2h limited moves

    C Perez
    1B Pujols
    2B Hill
    3B Encarnacion
    SS Segura
    OF Jones
    OF Marte
    OF Myers
    UTL Rizzo
    BN Miller

    SP: Bailey, Salazar, Samardzija, Ventura, Kluber, Porcello, A. Wood
    RP: Cishek, Krod, Gregerson
    DL: Cobb, Fister, Robertson

    1) Who would you drop for Springer when he becomes available? Im thinking either Gregerson or Porcello.

    2) What should we do with Brad Miller right now? We were all high on him at the beginning of the year but obviously he has been slumping lately.

    Guy in my league really wanted him (apparetly knows him personally) and was trying to trade for him at the beginning of the year. Looking at my team, which of these guys would you trade Miller for: Iwakuma, Shields, Street, Rodney, Grilli.

    • schtickball says:
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      @bossmanjunior:
      trade/drop miller for springer
      franklin is gonna get called up in the next day or two, hes killing it in AAA.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: any of those SP are worth it. not sure what Grey says about RP. I Really hope schtickball is wrong about Miller’s job being in danger from an inferior hitter just because he’s proving to be a good AAAA player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: 1) Where are you playing him? 2) It’s two weeks…. I’d take Shields

  15. bossmanjunior says:
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    BJ3!

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      @bossmanjunior: ha… Nice… Im good with one bj though!

  16. Miles says:
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    Grey and friends, in a keeper league what would you trade to acquire Springer? What is his comparable value?

      • Jonas says:
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        @Grey: Do you think Ozuna is also a 3OF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Barely

  17. That's a Shame says:
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    Not my season so far, 8 clean innings from Shelby Miller and Clippard. Wake up and see Joe Smith shit on my house. Cannot stand when f*$n middle relievers do that. Also loving 1 combined HR from Encarnacion, Longorio and Rios – great top 3 so far!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @That’s a Shame: rub that shit around yr whole body like they did with zombie guts in Walking Dead and hope it wards off the other RP from failing.

  18. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :
    since taijuan’s news is making you feel sissy-fied ,
    why don’t you wear one of the coug’s skirts
    and lip-sync this song around your apartment :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0EA7a5LqDg

  19. the small things in baseball are what make it great, the people that say “i hate baseball its boring” obviously dont know the game….

  20. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Ozuna or Melky ROS?

  21. Wil says:
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    Hi Gray, Kindly comment / rank these trades (Left side is mine)

    1) My W Myers or C Beltran for Abreu
    2) My W Myers or C Beltran + Altuve for Abreu + Kinsler
    3) My J Bruce + Altuve for Abreu + Kinsler

    Thoughts appreciated.

    • schtickball says:
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      @Wil:
      3,1,2

      now if you could just get his name right…

      • Wil says:
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        @schtickball: Yup…sorry… Grey~~

        So you think Abreu is very potential, right?
        I got many good OFs and lack of 1B, trying to trade for Abreu.

    • Wboggs says:
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      @Wil: wouldn’t give up Meyers for surr

      • Wil says:
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        @Wboggs: Myers hasn’t performed. Wake up Myers!!

  22. schtickball says:
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    love the new A’s closer committee name. just needs a slight adjustment. cooklittle ryanson *grabs popcorn*

  23. Mike says:
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    Does Abreu keep it up p? Or will he start to cool off once Pitchers get used to him? I’m thinking about trading for him, but don’t want to buy high on a guy who’s gonna tank.

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Mike: I believe he’ll somewhat keep it up but you shouldn’t ever buy guys when thier stock is this high. Wait for him to have a slow week or two of games before you offer or you’ll end up giving too much

  24. AdamH says:
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    Standards 5 cats plus K/BB. ROS-Erik Kohnson or Jake Odorizzi?

  25. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Morse to pick up springer??
    Thanks!

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Mike: Absolutely. You know what Morse’s upside (?) is, take the chance on Springer. Likely that both hit about 20 homers rest of season, and Springer will give you what Morse won’t in R and SB, similar average.

  26. Jim says:
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    Well guess the question lot of people wondering how much do we go on Springer in a 12 man lg? 25%?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Depends on team, league and what 25% refers to

  27. Nelson says:
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    If Kenley gets some time off, who’s the add?

    • schtickball says:
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      @Nelson:
      blasphemy!!

    • SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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      @Nelson: Dodgers just added Wilson

  28. G-Money says:
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    Drafted springer for today. So much for after June 1. Spriiiiiiiing is in the air!

    Start him over Aoki?

    • Jason says:
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      @G-Money: Easily

  29. kingforaday151 says:
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    Peter Bourjos not so much??? Peter Bourjos indeed, Calhoun went DL after the game, he’s playing the part.

  30. T C M says:
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    “Still [too] early” to give up on Khris Davis? He hasn’t been hurting me stashed away on the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T C M: Not too early in some leagues

  31. Raul says:
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    Who ya got in a points league (no penalty for Ks, power-heavy scoring system):
    – George Springer
    – Khris Davis
    – Marcell Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raul: Springer

  32. bshakes says:
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    K. Jansen or Kenny G…who blows the hardest? What is going on here???

  33. Taylor says:
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    I’ve got Gyorko on my bench right now (picked up Dee). Send JG back to the store to make space for Springer?

    • Raul says:
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      @Taylor: No! You didn’t pick Gyorko in the 8th to drop him after 2 weeks!

      • Taylor says:
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        @Raul: True. That would be a knee-Gyork reaction . . . Could also drop Gordon or AJax instead? Maybe the answer to that is whether I like or hate SBs.

        • Jonas says:
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          @Taylor: thats not too bad what you did there. Does anyone see Ugla 2.0 when you look at Gyorko? This guy is a beast.

  34. Jay says:
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    Got offered Pence for my Balfour. I have Kimbrel and Rosenthal at RP and Trout, Kemp, Reddick, Crisp and Springer in the OF. Think Pence starts to turn it around soon?

    • SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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      @Jay: Reddick might be in the minors soon if he can’t turn it around. Sounds like you are good on closers without Ball Four

    • Ty Wiggington says:
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      @Jay: DERP. It’s 14 games into the season. What is there to “turn around”? Get Pence! J*sus!

  35. Lville Jim says:
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    Is that a Springer in your pocket or are you just happy to see me. Picked him up as a free agent early last season in my dynasty league, here’s hoping he stays up all year.

  36. EK says:
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    For roto: Drop Mujica for Jim J?
    For pts util spot: Drop EYJ for Morse, N Walker or Frazier?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Mujica… Frazier

  37. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Drop Moss for Frazier or Neil Walker?

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @malamoney: No. No to Frazier for sure. Nothing special about walker just a hot bat

      • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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        @My Minor Likes Female Pujols: sorry read that wrong. Yes I’d drop for Frazier. No to walker. In my opinion

  38. Nimrod says:
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    Calhoun on DL. I have four choices off the FA. OPS leauge 12 team. Duda, EYJ, Shuck and Parra. I like Shuck cause of playing time. I need runs and steals that’s why EYJ is nice but the other Young is coming back, but Largers( is on the DL SP). Parra going good right now. Help me decide Grey. Love this site, keep up the good work.

  39. Jamiehov says:
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    I like how you snuck Joffrey into the tail end. In my opinion he deserved first blurb…

    Few quick questions. I typically won’t carry a bench offensive player in my 10 team roto. Lost internet connection during the draft for one pick and was drafted Billy Hamilton. He’s killing me right now. Should I grab Springer and try riding out Hamilton? I’m not going to drop Hamilton so would have to drop a P. If so it’d have to be T.Walker or Chavez. What do u think?? Staff is Cobb, Bailey, Liriano, Ventura, Chavez, Walker, Eovaldi

    Thanks!

    • Jamiehov says:
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      @Jamiehov:

      After a late second rd pick on Josh last year and Billy this year, its looking like I’m done with Hamiltons. At this point I wouldn’t draft Laird on my fantasy tow surfing team

  40. Jangles says:
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    In a keeper league would you rather have Homer or Gio? Thanks!

  41. Yescheese says:
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    Welcome, internet searchers of “backup Wong”, “die $12 salad, die!”, and confused parents searching “Stewed carrots must really be agreeing with Infante”. Only Razzball!

  42. Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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    Rex Brothers has been bad lately.

    Keep holding? Dump?

    How long can LaTroy Hawkins really keep the job? He’s 80 years old.

  43. Nico

    Nico says:
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    If George Springer resembles any bit of the man you described in the opening paragraph, I might have a new man-crush. And by might, I mean I already do. And I also have the top waiver priority (bc I won the league thanks to Razzball), so now I will own my man crush. This should replace and exceed dumb Ryan Zimmerman’s production!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Nico: why would you get the best waiver claim for winning the league? the way to have parity and keep the bum teams from quitting is to allow them to be competitive.

      • Nico

        Nico says:
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        @goodfold2: Because I had the last pick of the draft. Our league is set up so that the waiver claims are in the opposite order of draft position. I’ve actually never had it another way in any of my leagues, regardless of sport.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Nico: so youse guys are doing the parity thing, it’s just the benefit of drafting last is waivering first. that makes sense.

    • Grey

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      @Nico: Hopefully!

  44. Louie says:
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    Asstros call up Springer. How long before Singleton is playing 1B?

    • Al koholic says:
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      @Louie: yeah really,hoping soon,i grabbed him in 1 league

  45. Will says:
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    Drop Boneface or Baez for Springer? I really don’t need another OF, but I assume I shouldn’t pass him up. I was holding onto Baez for when he gets called up later. Also, how much should I bid on Springer on waiver wire? 10 teams 5×5 with $250 FAAB dollars.

    Current team
    C – Rosario
    1B Pujols
    2b gyorko
    Ss segura
    3b bogaerts
    OF Stanton, Harper, Adam jones, Marte
    UTIL Ozuna, Yelich
    Bench machado, Baez, Myers, Boneface

    • Ted Striker says:
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      @Will: I’m in a 10-team H2H league with FAAB as well. I was thinking of spending no more than 25% of my budget for a Baez/Springer/Buxton call-up type since the majority of waiver pickups will be SP streamers and closer changes (<$5 ) through the rest of the season. Even that seems like a huge chunk of change. What were you thinking?

      • Will says:
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        @Ted Striker: I already have Baez and only used $3, but people will be after springer now. My thought was 10% or $25 in our league

        • Will says:
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          @Will: someone paid $76 for springer in our league. Oh well, missed on that one. I offered $31

  46. OUCH=

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia told the media after Tuesday’s game that Kole Calhoun (ankle) is heading for the disabled list.
    Calhoun will join Josh Hamilton on the shelf after painfully rolling his ankle running through first base in the 11st inning. “I just rolled it and it hurt real bad,” said Calhoun, who was on crutches after the game. “It’s just a freak thing, you know?” We won’t know Calhoun’s timeline until he’s further evaluated.

    OUCH

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: was watching last night.. Looked real bad. Happened after he ran thru the bag… Prolly a tear.

  47. John says:
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    14man 5×5 league

    Is it worth dropping Aoki for Pagan? I know Aoki had a lot of expectations coming into the year but if Pagan is healthy he seems like an upgrade no?

  48. Chris says:
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    Angel Pagan, Billy Hamilton, George Springer. Pick two.

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: H2H points league.

      • Spyre says:
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        @Chris: Hamilton can’t hit

  49. Rixo13 says:
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    Marte or Springer …ROS

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @Rixo13: Marte

  50. Tigres says:
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    Grey: Thanks for the Springer news. I’ve held onto him in RCL, and sure can use some power. Last in HRs, I think.

    Traded Papelbon for Archer in an 11 team league. Good move, Razzball Nation? It should hurt me with saves, help me with ulcers. Though Paps has had better results last few outings.

    Extensive googling suggested Carrasco went to bullpen… but just for this week… no word on roles beyond this week, and no further mention of Bauer coming up.

  51. Tulofrisky says:
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    Love these write ups, Hanging chad joke sent me over the edge haha! Keep it up all you guys rock

  52. Andrew says:
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    Would you drop Ubaldo Jimenez for Marcell Ozuna?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Andrew: the general line lately was drop ubaldo for pretty much anything, so yeppers.

  53. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose Lindstrom or Broxton for J.Johnson?

    Porcello or Kazmir for the time being?

    And I love that we added an N/A slot this year. This guy snagged Springer late in the draft and now finally has given me the 4th OFer I really wanted.

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: c’mon man, who the hell wants to add Gosh Johnson. Jim Johnson, the not closer from the A’s.

        And what aboot Porcello or Kazmir for the time being?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wilsonian: porcello, and probably drop Broxton for j.johnson;

  54. Andrew says:
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    Are closers Lindstrom or Kenley Jansen in any jeopardy of losing their jobs with another bad outing or 2? Who is next in line? Webb and Wilson, respectively?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Andrew: kenley’s in very little danger of losing job, plus currently Wilson is hurt. Webb’s probably correct at WSOX.

  55. Charles says:
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    6×6 12-team h2h. Earlier this week you lamented your pre-season ranking of Carlos Gomez. Would you trade Strasburg and A Gordon for Gomez and Hawkins? My remaining SPs would be Teheran, Tillman, Wheeler, Ventura, Liriano, and Eovaldi.

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: FWIWerth, OBP (not AVG) and Ks are the extra hitting cats and Losses is the extra pitching category.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Charles: don’t overreact to a couple bad starts…Gordon is solid especially in obp, it’s not worth stras and him for cargogo…u ccan find saves on the wire, it’s only 2 weeks in.

  56. AndrewM says:
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    I have to pick someone up as I am finally dropping Josh Johnson for good.

    Need a bat as Cole Kalhoun is on the DL. Rank the following:

    Pagan, Swisher, Sizemore, De Aza, Venable, Brantley, Corey Hart, Dustin Ackley, BJ Upton, Reddick, Kelly Johnson, Rasmus, Solarte, Fowler, Markakis, Eric Young Jr., Castellano, Joyce, Ozuna,

    • Jason says:
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      @AndrewM: See his rankings.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Jason: a lot of the rankings have changed, but unless it’s steals only (that would be EYJ), it’s probably gonna be venable.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Jason: I see you are right about that. he (hopefully) only meant like the first 4 so as to grab the best one he can get.

    • Shawn of The livid says:
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      @AndrewM: HA!!! Yeah, hey Grey please rank these 20 random guys, then put them in alphabetical order based on the last name of their favorite movie star.

  57. Shawn of The livid says:
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    Trade Dom Brown for Wil Myers? Not worried about Myers slow start? That article Tehol did on Brown stuck in my head. Is he just too high on him ?

  58. kev says:
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    thoughts on dropping either kazmir, estrada, billy butler or billy hamilton for george springer? or eric young jr? who can i drop for who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kev: Estrada

  59. HofEdge says:
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    Hey there Grey-

    Do I drop either Melky Cabrera or Leonys Martin to pick up Springer?

    Thanks Amigo!

  60. Denis says:
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    Drop Pierzynski for Mesoraco?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Denis: mesoraco was originally ranked higher than pierzyn so yes, even without the ridiculous hot streak Mes is on.

  61. TheTinDoor says:
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    Drop Estrada? You’re too focused on ERA if that’s the response to him… he’s a 1.08-1.14 WHIP, 1 K/IP guy for two seasons in a row, those are rare. For some reason people would be happier if he was a 3.50 ERA, 1.3 WHIP guy instead of 3.80/1.15. I’ll take my value any way I can get it.

  62. Matzah Ball Soup says:
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    Have we decided on a nickname or acronym for Springer yet?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Matzah Ball Soup: maybe wait to see if he can hit over .210 at major league level (so as to know whether we’ll be able to talk about his nickname being a positive or negative implications having one)

      • G-Money says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: oh come on, don’t be Debbie downer on George springer day. Gray predicts .254 so .254 it will be. Couple that with 25hr and 30steals and you have a winnah.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Ra’zball Al Ghul: I really am not trying to be downer here. i’m happier than pig in shit currently for the 2 leagues I have him in. i’m just leaving nicknaming up to how he looks in MLB first.

  63. Bob says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h league
    would you trade brandon belt for hyun-jin ryu and aroldis chapman?

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Bob: I would. Even if Belt continues what he’s doing youre getting good pitching in return.

  64. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed
    Pitch categories Std 5 + Innings, W-L, Holds, K/9, BAA

    C Grandal (DL-W Ramos)
    C M Montero
    1B Votto
    2B Rendon
    3B Arenado
    SS E Cabrera
    MI D Gordon
    CI Rizzo
    OF Stanton
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Yoenis
    OF Aoki
    OF Beltran
    DH Gyorko
    BN Seager
    BN Ackley
    SP Eovaldi (DL-Kershaw)
    SP Erlin (DL-Cobb)
    SP Bailey
    SP Shields
    SP Cole
    SP Cingrani
    SP Porcello
    SP Richards
    RP Street
    RP Frieri
    RP F Rodriguez
    RP Clippard
    RP J Benoit

    I was able to add Springer and Bauer last night and need to cut two from my roster. Pretty sure Richards is one. Not sure of the other: Ackley, Seager, Aoki, Erlin? I’d rather not cut Clippard or Benoit as several categories favor MRs. My team is currently in 2nd place.
    Thanks

    • Shawn of The livid says:
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      @doghat666: IS Bauer coming into the rotation? I have not heard anything new on that

      • stonepie says:
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        @Shawn of The livid: don’t think so. going to need an injury to the starting 5. i could also see axford out as closer, allen in, and carrasco going to the pen if he keeps sucking. then you might see bauer

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @stonepie: there has been mumblings about Bauer in last 2 days or so, but nothing definite yet.

      • doghat666 says:
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        @Shawn of The livid: With Bauer I’m just speculating that he may be called up soon as the back end of my staff is awful.

  65. oppo taco says:
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    pulled the trigger on bonafacio/pineda to get iwakuma trade. bonafacio was a bench bat and my whip/era has been bad. good move to get hisashi? Pineda has looked great so far but I’m expecting a mid to high 3.00 era. Any concerns with this rotation in a 12 teamer. Thanks!
    Bumgarner, Iwakuma, Cole, Salazar, Ross, Masterson, Chavez

  66. goodfold2 says:
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    ross’s k/bb rate is simply horrible, a tick worse than not great. not even approaching 2. esp bad in that ballpark. if anybody thought porcello had bad innings sometimes last year (and he sure did) they’re gonna find something ugly under their pillows if they think this dude even approaches a streamer in leagues under say 16 with those rates.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: You should go back in time and tell people on my top 100 starters post that loved him

  67. Quinn says:
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    Smart to trade Kipnis for Zobrist and Cespedes?

    • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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      @Quinn: hold

  68. los locos says:
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    if I wanted homer bailey, who would you trade for him?

    I’m in a 10 team keeper league.

    Kershaw
    Verlander
    Strausburg
    Fister
    Wheeler
    Porcello
    Erlin
    Tillman
    Evoldi

  69. Shawn of The livid says:
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    Hmmm. Comments not posting, gravatar wasn’t working… missed Springer in every league, maybe I shouldn’t mess with fantasy baseball stuff today………

    Trade Dom Brown for Wil Myers? Tehol screwed me up on Brown with his very long article about his unmatched greatness, bunch of elder god stuff, oiled up something, etc etc.. Is he just too high on him? should I make the trade right away?

    Other razzballers opinions always welcome!! Thanks Grey!

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Ra’zball Al Ghul: Tehol has more than one of those articles, TAKE MYERS NOW!

      • gareth says:
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        @Cram It: what you do in your personal time is your own business Cram.

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @Cram It: evocative

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shawn of The livid: we need to make our own assessments on players, if you really like Brown then roll with it, but Myers is legit and a slow start, were only two weeks in, should not deter you from what he is, a 25/10 guy with good BA

      • Shawn of The livid says:
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        @J-FOH: yeah, I do make my own assessments, but then I read an article on Dom Brown that very highly praises him so I second guess myself on the Myers trade. Just wanted to get a bit of dialog going on it.

        Thanks for the comments guys

        • [will work for saves] says:
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          @Shawn of The livid: you may not have to make your own assessments…. Just dont ever listen to tehols assessments!

  70. Rags says:
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    Cole Kalhoun went down.

    I have Springer on my farm but once I activate him I can’t send him back down. Should I wait to see if he’s ready for MLB? Or play him with confidence? It’s a points league that heavily favors hits and RBIs and subtracts points for Ks. The Ks kinda scare me.

    If I grab someone off the wire and wait a little, what order do you like David Murphy, Lucas Duda, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Marcell Ozuna, and J.B. Shuck? Should I drop Bonifacio to get any of these guys?

    Thanks!

  71. William says:
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    Kudos for the Vic Morrow helicopter reference. That’s going WAY back…..

  72. Durkin says:
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    would you drop Tijuan Walker now for Skaggs or Chavez? I’m leaning Skaggs

      • Durkin says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

  73. Great Bambino says:
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    I have Tommy Hunter, K-Rod, and Jim Henderson. Can I finally drop Jim Henderson after last night’s 3 earn run performance?

    I want to activate Michael Bourn and drop Bourn for either Todd Frazier, Jedd Gyorko, Brian Dozier, or Kelly Johnson

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Great Bambino: You can drop Henderson if that’s what you mean

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: I don’t think I can drop Henderson for a player without activating someone who is not currently DL’d on my DL.

        But anyway, I dropped Henderson, activated Bourn, and dropped Bourn for Todd Frazier.

        It was either Frazier or Gyorko. I know you love Frazier so I went Frazier

  74. AJ says:
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    Lineup questions:

    1- Start Bonifacio over either Yelich, Altuve or Arenado?

    2- Start Dozier over Altuve, Yelich or Peralta in Util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: 1. Yelich….2. Hold

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Put Bonifacio in for Bruce instead since he’s not playing today. Keep Yelich in the lineup or replace him with either Dozier or Kubel?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @AJ: keep yelich in.

  75. Jon says:
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    Drop Richards for Frazier or Ozuna? (or Nick Franklin who might be getting recalled today)

    • Grey

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      @Jon: Frazier

  76. Exile in Dixie says:
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    “Actually, in the history of the world, there’s never been a sexy Craig.”

    Daniel Craig. That scene with Sienna Miller in Layer Cake. And then all the sad facing as innocence-lost James Bond. That’s one sexy Craig, though, amiright?

    • gareth says:
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      @Exile in Dixie: thats his last name.

      If you want a sexy Craig, look up early 90’s Aussie soap star and pop singer “Craig Mcglachlan.”

      Ladies loved those dungarees and curly blond mane.

  77. Sam Sneed says:
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    Is it time to give up on Rex Brothers? He’s pitching like he’s short one brother. Any idea if he’ll right the ship?

    Also Junior Lake or David Murphy?

    thanks!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Sam Sneed: “take a drink by the drink” (any CHI folks know that line?), dib those toes in the LAKE!

      • Sam Sneed says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

        thanks. Frazier worth the pick up for Zimmerman? Not much left out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam Sneed: Sure, lose Brothers…. Lake

  78. TJ says:
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    Standard 5×5, H2H, 12 teamer
    C – Gomes
    1b – Votto
    2b – Altuve
    ss – Andrus
    3b – Longoria
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Puig
    OF – Myers
    Util – Eaton
    Util – L. Martin
    Bench – Arenado, Miller, Bogaerts

    Was offered A Gonzalez/C. Gomez for Votto/Puig. He also has Springer…do I accept deal as is or do I need him to add Springer to make it a deal?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Add Springer

  79. Eddy says:
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    I went to the Marlins game yesterday with my Stanton jersey on but an Strasburg shirt underneath. I was waiting to dramatically strip off my Stanton gear after Strasburg’s 10th K.

    I was quiet the whole time.

    Side note: a buddy that I went with had bet $400 on the Marlins. We all thought he was crazy. Now he looks like a genius with an extra $1,040.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Eddy: hope he doesn’t start thinking that’s a good thing to do each game day.

      • Eddy says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: pretty sure whatever advice we tell him, he’ll respond by fanning some money in front of his face.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Eddy: then tell him nothing and watch when the bookie is the only one fanning anything

  80. Erik Johnson doesn’t have much of a minor league track record? Do you mean like quantity wise? or do you mean he didn’t run track and field and break any records? Because if you mean he didn’t have very much success in the minors, your statements is false, like my grandmama’s teeth, Mr. Greyjoytotheworld.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @smokeythebear: what he likely meant was that at best Johnson profiles as a number 3 pitcher, not a huge upsidey type. more useful for real life than fantasy.

    • @smokeythebear: He pitched about 200 IP in the minor leagues – that’s not a long track record. Based on his K/BB, he was successful but not wildly so.

      • @Rudy Gamble:

        A 2nd round pick college arm, 230 plus innings, almost a 9K/9 rate, 18-8 record, and an ERA closer to 2.00 than 2.50 total in those 230 IP- this is my quick math…

        Are we penalizing this guy for making quick quick work of his minor league foes?

        Smokey says, I’ll take that for a #3 starter!(I’m a Twins fan…let me re-phrase)-I’d take that guy to pitch Game 1 of the World Series, middle reliev and $12 salad me in the 9th!

        • Look at the ZiPs and Steamer projections for him. His minor league success to date profiles him so far as a so-so rookie. It would help if he pitched in a less hitter-friendly home park. He’s also thrown an insane/unsustainable 39% sliders so far this year. Anything’s possible but this isn’t a guy I’m starting even in 15-team mixed leagues – at least until I’ve seen him sustain this for longer.

          http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=12520&position=P

  81. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Re: Stephen Strasburg – Most German surnames have meaning.

    One of the best futbol players in the world is Bastian Schweinsteiger. His last name literally means – “pigclimber” – probably a family name earned and given centuries ago for Schweinsteiger having a distant relation that was most adept at climbing on top of and slicing the necks of pigs. So, this past relative was likely a butcher.

    Or a pig-f**ker.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, for all the horrible things the internet tells you, actually translates to something pretty damn Arnold – that is to say pretty damn awesome – “Harrower of the dark fields”. So his family were farmers some time ago.

    Ironically, if you’ve seen that maid Arnold banged he is a pig-f**ker too.

    So – Strasburg? What does it mean? And does it suggest that his family history is one of shit tossers, stumblers, and bums?

    Are pigs involved?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: the literal translation would be something like street castle/fortified town, but I really have no idea what that could mean.

      funny note about schweinsteiger, his nickname is essentially piggy

  82. Jason says:
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    My good man grey
    So last night I asked about walker being I have two DL spots occupied and he is taking up a bench spot. BUT now I also have springer who was living in my NA spot making this situation even more confounding.

    1. You think well hear on walkers status before tonight’s games start?
    2. What’s the least that you would need to hear to hold walker in a bench spot?
    3. If the news is good (prayer circle) do you hold walker over a guy like kluber or Chavez?

    My staff is Stras (wtf), Teheran, Cain, Lester, porcello, Tillman, kluber, Chavez with walker on the bench and Harvey on the DL (keeper league, trying to trade).
    RP-Perkins reed soria
    Hitters – Rosario, Votto, kipnis, gyorko, Andrus, hosmer (IF), Stanton, Gordon, EY, hill, beltre on DL and now waiting to activate springer.

    Thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: 1. Hope so. 2. Wait 3. Wait

  83. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Really?! Trade Miller? I paid 15 for him in my NL only auction and I hope you’re wrong.

    I’m hurting for steals and can absorb a hit in BA. How do you feel about Ruggiano?

    Over or under on 18 Steals?

  84. beyonders says:
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    Trying to improve at Util

    Available on waiver wire: Todd Frazier, EY Jr, George Springer, Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna

    Have Longoria at 3b, Simmons at SS, Gyorko at 2b
    OF is Crisp, Werth, Cespedes, Moss, McCutchen, Trumbo
    Util is Belt & M Adams.

    Move Crisp, Moss or other for any of the waiver wire players?

  85. Big W says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Start peralta agains st louis?

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Big W: I say no. He’s at -2.5 on the Stream-o-Nator

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jiggy Nits: not refuting, but Peralta has heretofore outperformed his SON number on season. small sample size of course. i’d still go him (and am) over George of the Roses today, which SON likes better.

  86. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Who to drop in order to activate Springer? Plouffe, Moustakas, Espinosa, Reynolds, Smoak? 14 tm H2H OPS league w/ BB and K. Roster restrictions mandate a bunch of bench bats. K. Johnson is my starting 2B (which is why I grabbed Espinosa) and with Zimmerman on the DL I’m using Reynolds/Plouffe at 3B, but for the most part these guys are depth/upside/possible Util rotation guys.

  87. Eric Riptide says:
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    @ Grey,

    I loved the title of your blog. “The Producers” is a classic! The other highlight for me today was the K.I.S.S./Gene Simmons bit. Remember the old-school soft and puffy bases from yesteryear, like the kind that Roy Hobbs used to trot around? When will MLB go back to these soft bases? Too many people are mangling their digits on these rock-hard bases that MLB provides.

  88. goldirocks1 says:
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    Hey Grey;
    1/Nick Franklin is getting called up today. He’s been mashing so far in the minors with .385 ave and 4 HRs in about 11 games. LoMo is hurt.
    Worth a speculative bench pickup in 12 team league with 10 bench spots over guys like Uribe or ice cold Chris Carter?
    2/ What are your thoughts on Wily at SP tonight against Cards? Should I wait another start to see if he is for real?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goldirocks1: Sure, over Carter… My thoughts on Peralta are on the site

  89. The Big Stank says:
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    trade pedrioa and king felix for zobrist, rios and sale? thoughts anyone? what about zimmerman instead of sale?

  90. Consulted the preseason rankings, but think that the 4th-5th OF spot might be more volatile. Do your rankings of Venable, Brantley, then Ozuna remain in that order? & would you drop the resulting 3rd ranking OF for the one ranking 2nd? Or roster all 3 this early hoping for a breakout, and drop any of Lindrstrom, Henderson, or Valverde who are all taking turns assaulting my ERA? Thank you kindly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Yes, that order

      • @Grey: thanks Grey; much appreciated.

  91. Jake Taylor says:
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    Thoughts on Erlin? His fip is .99 and has a good whip right now. Is he worth a look for an back end sp? or just a streaming matchups… 12 team league

  92. beyonder says:
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    Trying to improve at Util

    Available on waiver wire: Todd Frazier, EY Jr, George Springer, Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna

    Have Longoria at 3b, Simmons at SS, Gyorko at 2b
    OF is Crisp, Werth, Cespedes, Moss, McCutchen, Trumbo
    Util is Belt & M Adams, & Bonifacio

    Drop Crisp, Moss, Bonifacio or other for any of the waiver wire players? Or hold still?

  93. SexyCraig says:
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    Great stuff Grey, quick 2 part question for you.

    Is Cespedes too much to give up for Gyorko (making room for Springer)

    &

    I grabbed meso-soup after trading away Sal Perez and Castro is also on the wire. It’s a 12 team dynasty league

    Appreciate the help

    good one with Beckett & Lincecum throwback game… Now throw them back

    • SexyCraig says:
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      @SexyCraig: Q#2 is meant to ask hold or flip for Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SexyCraig: I’d want Cespedes and Castro

  94. Dreadfoot says:
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    Who to drop for Springer?

    Morse, Calhoun, Khris Davis, Brantley

    Tom Hanks!

  95. K-dawg says:
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    gotta drop an arm who should i drop out of niese, erasmo, skaggs or mejia . thanks grey!

  96. Mike says:
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    castro or gattis?

  97. ashtray says:
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    Now that I can slide Springer in to my regular roster, which of these prospects should i stash –

    Correa
    Franco
    Sano
    LaStella
    Polanco
    Bryant
    Guerrero

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @ashtray: I asked myself the same question this morning and would love to add Polanco but have no idea where/when he’ll play. Tabata is still there on a long term (and inexpensive) deal and Snider – the other part of the platoon – is actually hitting. Another name in a similar situation is Joc Pederson who went yard twice last night.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: I think guerrero/franco/lastella only ones coming up this year, maybe along with polanco. sano has a long recovery from TJ.

  98. Its too high says:
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    Whats your stance on Salazar? Have you changed your mind any, like Erasmo?

  99. ashtray says:
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    Need to cut 2 guys in order to make room for Springer as well as a couple other roster moves. Who do you suggest I lose?

    12 team H2H cats 7×7

    C-Mesoraco
    1-Votto
    2-Gyorko
    3-Encarnacion
    S-Gordon
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    O-Venable
    U-Abreu
    U-LaRoche
    DL-Ramos
    NA-Springer

    S-Sale
    S-Teheran
    R-Perkins
    R-Santos
    P-Lindstrom
    P-Broxton
    B-Gray
    B-Bailey
    B-Cole
    B-Weaver
    B-Dickey
    B-Porcello
    NA-Bradley

    Thanks!

  100. The Birdman says:
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    Great post Grey. I picked up Springer. I have already been getting offers for trading Springer away. What level of player would you target for a trade for pitching and or hitting in a 10 team roto? Or, would you hang onto him at all cost? Thanks for the great blog!!

  101. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Somebody dumped Gyorko in my league and I can’t find room for him on my roster.

    Here’s my team, 12-team H2H:
    C-Santana/Mesoraco
    1B-Fielder
    2B-Altuve/Zobrist
    3B-Aramis
    SS-Desmond
    OF-Rios, Myers, Heyward, and Bruce

    SP- E.Santana, Wood, Tillman, Peavy, Archer, Kazmir, Ventura, Chavez
    RP- Balfour, Frieri, Rodney, and Perkins

    Who should I drop for The Jerk? Or hold and watch as he disappears into the arms of another league mate?

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I was worried about. It’s only a 1 Catcher league, though. I just picked up Mesoraco to hit while Carlos got his act together. Still pass or drop Mesoraco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Devin

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: is it a 2 catcher league? if not drop Mesoraco…

    • Jay says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: I’d dump Frieri. 4 closers in H2h is a bit much, no?

      Do the other teams in your league horde closers too? I think saves are less emphasized in H2H.

  102. Wilsonian says:
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    Now that I get to pull Springer out of my N/A slot in my H2H league, I’d like to stash someone else there. Who’s the best prospect to hang on to that could help out this year and maybe next (short term keeper)?

    Gausman
    Bradley
    Guerrero
    Buxton
    Singleton
    Pederson

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Wilsonian: bradley is the closest to the majors and the best pitching prospect in the minors… singleton is hot, but i don’t think he’s going to get called up until later in the summer…

  103. Quinn says:
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    GREY, JAY, Ra’zball Al Ghul, anyone

    I know it’s early but I’m sittin in 10th place in a 12 team 5X5 league- R,HR,RBI, SB, OPS, W,K,SV,ERA,WHIP with 44 total points.
    Below are my teams points in each category
    2-Runs
    6-HR
    2-Rbis
    3-SB
    4-OPS
    10-Ks
    6 W
    3-SV
    3-ERA
    5-Whip

    Here’s my team: I feel like i should be OK to stand pat and not make any BIG moves yet. any thoughts are helpful????

    C Yan Gomes, Cle C
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
    2B Jason Kipnis, Cle 2B
    3B Kyle Seager, Sea 3B
    SS Adeiny Hechavarria, Mia SS
    2B/SS Kolten Wong, StL 2B
    1B/3B Conor Gillaspie, CWS 3B
    OF Bryce Harper, Wsh OF
    OF B.J. Upton, Atl OF
    OF Justin Upton, Atl OF
    OF Hunter Pence, SF OF
    OF Junior Lake, ChC OF
    UTIL Nick Castellanos, Det OF
    Bench Ryan Zimmerman*, Wsh 3B  DL15
    PITCHERS
    P Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
    P Zack Greinke, LAD SP
    P Nate Eovaldi, Mia SP
    P Sergio Santos, Tor RP
    P Tim Hudson, SF SP
    P Jason Vargas, KC SP
    P Garrett Richards, LAA SP, RP
    P Edward Mujica, Bos RP
    P Hector Rondon, ChC RP

    Bench Jose Quintana, CWS SP
    Bench Corey Kluber, Cle SP
    DL Mat Latos*, Cin SP  DL15

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Quinn: Adeiny, Richards, Hudson aren’t worth owning

      • Quinn says:
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        should I trade Kipnis for Zobrist, Grilli and Gallardo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  104. Sandlot says:
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    Hey would Springer be a must-add? I love what I’m hearing about him

    Here’s my OF situation: Bryce Harper, Matt Holliday, Hunter pence, Jackie Bradley jr(I just stream the 4th OF’er)

    Utility I’ve been rotating between Martin prado, Dee Gordon, Eric Hosmer.
    I have victorino on the DL, I’m kinda iffy how he’ll be when he returns / it may be a clogged OF would you drop Victorino to clear a roster spot? I know Bradley jr would be the one to drop but I’m on a weekly lock league & I wouldn’t be able to get him out of my lineup

      • Sandlot says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you drop zach wheeler for springer or just Bradley jr?

  105. G-Money says:
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    Which side: Trout and Donaldson or Adam jones wright and latroy Hawkins.

    • G-Money says:
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      @G-Money: ugh now he wants chapman over Hawkins. So now which side: Trout Donaldson or jones wright chapman?? Thanks Grey!!

        • G-Money says:
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          @Grey: ok done. I got trout and springer in the same day. Now excuse me for about 44 seconds.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha!

  106. Basement Artie says:
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    I have victorino coming off dl soon and need to drop a player. Choices are gattis, owings, joe Kelly, or morse. Also holding Oscar taveras and Javier Baez, non keeper league. Need power more than speed. Heavy on pitching. Your expert opinion would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

  107. Paul says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks for the blog. Always enjoy it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Thanks!

  108. Filkarri says:
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    12 Team Yahoo League
    R, HR, RBI, TB, OBP, NSB
    W, K, ERA, WHIP, HLD, NSV

    C- Miguel Montero
    1b – Albert Pujols
    2b – Robinson Cano
    3b – Cody Asche
    SS – Ian Desmond
    LF – Melky Cabrera
    CF – Adam Jones
    RF – Carlos Beltran
    Util – Brandon Moss
    Util – Marcell Ozuna
    BN – Alex Gordon, Torii Hunter
    DL – Will Middlebrooks, Michael Bourn
    SP – Anibal Sanchez, Justin Masterson, Sonny Gray, Fransisco Liriano, Jesse Chavez
    RP – Joe Nathan, Fernando Rodney, Jim Johnson, Rex Brothers, Joaquin Benoit
    BN – Corey Kluber, Rick Porcello

    2 questions here
    1. Who do you think I should drop to activate Michael Bourn? I’m pretty behind in NSB so even cracking into this would help a lot.
    2. Asche’s OBP of like .215 since Middlebrooks went down is not my friend, is it time to bail and grab Plouffe while I wait out the DL stint?

    Thanks, Grey.

  109. Steve says:
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    Would u trade Trumbo for Puig?
    Not sure…Puig is buy low but will he be hurt
    Help!!

  110. crock says:
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    Which side and how close is it?
    Trout/EYJr/Springer or Pujols/Jupton/Kemp?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @crock: if this is redraft I would think 2 top 25 players and another possible top 50 for 1 great player, a steals only guy and a prospect would go to pujols side.

      • crock says:
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        @goodfold2:

        All those guys could be kept for next year only at their draft position:
        Trout 1, Springer 21, Eyjr 25
        Pujols 2nd, Jupton 3rd, Kemp 5th

        • Crock says:
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          @crock:
          Let me clarify all those guys are keeper eligible but we can only keep 2 players next year.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Crock: so based on rankings you overpaid a bit on pujols, a lot on kemp but got everybody else at their ranked spots. being a keeper with these rules probably means not kemp side. trout side. it’s much easier for me to believe you’d get better value with best player at cost, and another possibly good player at 21st round than to believe you’d want to have to pay those 5th round or better rates next year for 2 of those 3.

  111. Matt says:
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    Grey – If I don’t “need” an outfielder, what percentage of my FAAB should I spend on Springer? I’ve already spent about 25% of my budget. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: $6, don’t have enough info though

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Sorry – Have $76 FAAB left of $100, with $0 bids OK. Current OF is 3 of Harper, Braun, Gordon, Pence, with Pujols as utility. 10-team 5×5, H2H. Thanks again.

        • Grey

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          $6 is fine

  112. bandwgn09 says:
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    You forgot to mention the Pujols TickerTease! Angels score 9 runs and Pujols goes 0-5.
    By the way, for last nights game, Pujols was making $10.72…per second, and the game took 4 hours and 14 minutes to play!

  113. Dickey Fister says:
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    Based on early results, I need more reliable pitching… thoughts on the following trade offer in 10 team H2H:

    VMart, Dee Gordon, Justin Upton for Cole Hamels & Jordan Zimmermann

    Can I trust Hamels?

    My team:
    C – McCann
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Utley
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Gordon (Reyes on DL)
    LF- Upton
    CF – Trout
    RF – Werth
    Util – J. Abreu
    Util – VMart
    BN – Gardner
    BN – Frazier
    NA – J. Baez
    DL – Middlebrooks
    DL – Profar

    SP – J. Fernandez
    SP – Cain
    SP – Dickey
    SP – Hudson
    P – Mejia
    P – Gregerson
    RP – Hunter
    RP – Kelley
    BN – Erasmo
    BN – J. Quintana
    DL – Fister
    DL – J. Crain
    NA – Syndergaard

    • Dickey Fister says:
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      @Dickey Fister:

      Stats:
      Offense – R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, BB,SB, K, AVG, OBP
      Pitching – W, L, CG, SV, K, BB, ER, WHIP, ERA, QS

      • Dickey Fister says:
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        @Grey:

        Crapola. What do you think should be offered for Hamels & Zimmermann out of that bunch? I’m proposing:

        J. Upton, Pujols, Utley, Gardner for Hamels, Zimmermann, Adam Jones

  114. supra says:
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    Hey Grey… got 35 moves for the reg season, already used 7. I need to start thinking more long term.

    I’ve got Romo, Rosenthal, C.Janssen in a 12 team.
    Worth dropping Kelley to grab Jim Johnson or would you hold off? Thanks man.

  115. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team H2H league, who do you like better in the UTL spot, Grady Sizemore or Todd Frazier?

  116. JashFath

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    See what happens when you slide into second base?! Your finger ends up sideways! These flamboyant sluggers need to be taught the fundamentals of ba….. Oh wait, that’s first base you’re not supposed to slide into. Carry on.

  117. royce! says:
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    I wanted in on the Springer fun and offered Pineda for him…the guy immediately shot back with Springer and Cole for Bautista and Pineda.

    Don’t think I’ll be owning Springer this year.

  118. Kyle says:
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    Worth dropping leonys for springer?

  119. Al koholic says:
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    SPRINGER is a must add,needs to be owned in every league

  120. Ron says:
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    I’m thinking A-Gon might be a sell high and I have a chance to get Fielder or Harper. I think this is a good move but Fielder looks fat and slow while Harper manages to have these nagging injuries all the time.

    1) Should I trade A-Gon for either of these guys?
    2) Which one of them should I target first?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) Sure, either, the order you have them

  121. Jc says:
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    Drop Taijuan Walker for Jesse Chavez ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jc: Sure

  122. Wacha Wacha Wacha says:
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    Springer vs Baez

    I’m in a competitive 18 team keeper league. I have a solid team with specific OF positions (Braun, Cespedes, Bruce) and at SS I have Tulo

    I have #1 waiver and can pick up Springer or wait for Baez – who has the better fantasy upside, Baez or Springer?

    Does Baez get called up for sure this year?

    Thanks,

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: scott says pretty bloody likely on baez but he’s hurt right now and probably not till somewhere between late may- mid-june.

  123. Steve Stevenson says:
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    2B flier in OPS league, Espinosa or Franklin?

  124. Alex says:
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    Is Rosenthal or David Robertson enough in return for Brandon Belt if i need saves and good era really and after hoover and joe smith meltdowns?
    Thanks

  125. Brian says:
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    I want to make a trade for Springer!!! Is Trumbo or Gordon to much for him?
    12 team H2H 6X5 here is the rest of my team

    This is my team
    Gattis, Fielder, Altuve, Alvarez, Sequra, Harper, J UP, Trumbo, Gordon,
    Bench Miller, LaRoche, Arenando,EYJ
    Pitchers Liriano, Masterson, Archer, Porcello, Kluber,Erlin , T Ross
    Rp Soriano, Soria, Gregorson, Nathan, Carpenter till the weekend. DL Moore

    This is the other team
    Molina, Rizzo, Cano, Headly, Lowrie,Pence, D Brown, Fowler, Rendon
    Bench bats Jennings, Lind, Yelich, Mesorasco, Springer DL Zimmerman, Profar
    Darvish, Price, Cashner, Nolasco, Cosart, E Santana, Miley
    RP Balfour, Reed
    DL Iwakuma

    Do I try and make a trade or forget and move on from missing the next big ASTRO!!

    BB

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks… I hope my pitching turns it around. But I am over all pleased with my team. Drafted out of the number 12 spot and also I had to auto draft the entire team.

        BB

        • Brian says:
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          @Brian:
          So try and make a trade or walk away?? I din’t read your answer the first time very well.

          BB

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Brian: I think he meant Trumbo and/or Gordon is way too much for Springer.

  126. Scottie O. says:
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    Need to get a SP with Cobb on the DL and Walker having a setback. My current staff looks like:

    Bailey, Liriano, Gray, Wheeler, Ventura, W. Peralta, Erlin.

    rest of team:
    C: Gomes
    1b: Pujoles
    2b: Dee Gordon
    ss: Segura
    3b: Longo
    IF: Rizzo
    OF: Trout, Bautista, Brandon Moss
    UTL: Frazier
    BN: Gyorko, Rajai Davis, Springer, LaRoche

    Other team (has good SP depth) needs 3B / some power and could use a RP. Which trade make the most sense:

    a.) My Frazier for Kluber
    b.) My Rizzo for Tanaka
    c.) there is no c
    d.) Combo Frazier with ______ to try to get Tanaka
    e.) another option (he also has Odorizzi if that makes a difference)

    Cheers & thanks in advance

  127. goodfold2 says:
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    1.this sounds like a last week question (or maybe 2 weeks), but it’s a shallow league, so Hutchison or eovaldi?
    2.20 team keep as many as we want forever league where I can only have 12 P at any time to combat hoarding (5 SP slots and 7 RP). holds/ k to 9/QS/ total innings/RW
    current starters: darvish/m.perez/w.peralta/erlin (i’m keeping him for a while at least)/scheppers (dude is str up ass as starter)/Harrison (DL)/Johnson (DL)
    RP: soria/cotts/melancon/Kelley/parra/ogando/santos/feliz (NA)
    I’m thinking of dropping Scheppers (don’t think even as RP his K to 9 is great) for one of beckett/cosart/oberholtzer.
    thing is we also have to make 35 innings per week, which I didn’t do in week 1 (didn’t realize until too late), so I can’t really keep 8 RP when Scheppers goes back to pen anyway.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 2. is this do to scheppers having more value as SP than those guys, or is he that valuable as RP when he likely goes back to pen? If the 2nd thing is Parra the weak link out of those RP? clearly it’s not soria/cotts/santos/melancon/Kelley. could be ogando or parra.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both

  128. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey ,
    Ray Searage helped out Burnett & Liriano, do you think he did the same with Edison Volquez or just lucky couple starts?

    Thursday streamin….. SON likes Hutchinson @ CLE or Niese Vs Atl, I was leaning towards Niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Search the site for Edinson

  129. Corey says:
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    Who would you start between D Brown and Morse tonight? I like my Sir Domonic but he’s facing Teharan whereas Morse has, yawn, Maholm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does the Hitter Tron say?

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: Copy that.

  130. Ante GALIC says:
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    Sringer available in all 3 seasonal leagues I’m in. OF+U in each league.
    League 1: Bautista, Gomez, Pence, Braun
    League 2:Eaton, Holliday, Gomez, Abreu
    League 3: Eaton, Gomez, Cutch22, Abreu

    SP/RP in each League:
    League 1:Cashner, Haren, Kluber, Salazar, Teheran, Ross, Santos, Cole, Iwakuma, Kazmir, Sanchez, Uehara
    League 2:Cashner, Cingrani, Salazar, Sanchez, Tanaka, Chavez, Wood, Cole, Estrada, Iwakuma, Minor and Chapman
    League 3:Cashner, Gray, Lester, Salazar, Sanchez, Jansen, Wood, Archer, MadBum, Cole, Chapman. and Chavez.

    Question for each league…Would you drop anybody to pick up Springer?

    Thanks,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ross 2. Eaton 3. Archer

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Answered my own question for y’all in league 1 (it wasn’t hard). Dropped Haren for Springer. Still don’t know whom to sit amongst a crowded OF+U (Braun, Pence, Gomez and Bautista). If Springer heats up, would you trade Braun for Stras?

      Thanks,
      Ante

      PS Still waiting for League 2 and 3 answers.

  131. J-FOH says:
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    Calhoun to the DL….I like that for my Shuck and Jive

  132. Joesh says:
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    HOLD/TRADE/WAIT

    2 DL slots. Start 5 OF and 8 SP.

    Calhoun
    Roberston
    Walker
    Paxton
    Victorino

    Current OF is Jones, Rios, Stanton, Upton, Springer

    Current pitching (8 SP start) is Bumgarner, Lester, Gray, Liriano, Salazar, Lynn, Smyly, Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Calhoun and Paxton

  133. marcus allen was good al says:
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    Colabello franklin semien? Need 2 of 3. Ros tho it is dynasty format and none of the 3 looks likely to crack my top 25. Thx so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Colabello

  134. jaybo says:
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    Hey I have Belt and Heyward on my bench, does it make sense to try and get Wainwright for him? If so would it still make sense if I had to give up Beltran instead of Heyward? I need to clear up a roster spot soon too, with Minor coming off the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    In a points league with -1 for Ks and +2 for SB should I look to drop Hamilton or Ozuna for Springer? Also, how much of my $100 FAAB budget should I be shelling out?

    Aaaaand… While you’re here… Dump Henderson for Johnson. I’ve only got space to wait on one Jim to regain his closing gig and Jim J. seems more likely at this juncture.

    • SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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      @SpottieOttieDopaliscious: And, for the record, you are officially the illest fantasy writer out there. Am I saying that because I want my question answered? Possibly. But your rankings have me absolute smokin’ two leagues right now.

  136. Andrew says:
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    Better chance of the W tonight of these streamers: Roark at Miami (Fernandez) or De La Rosa at San Diego (Cashner).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  137. Steven says:
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    Last time I asked about the buy-low Homer Bailey. My OF is CarGo, Bruce, Myers, Marte, Fowler. SP are Verlander, Cobb, Eovaldi, Fister, Tillman, Porcello, Wood.

    Bailey for Marte? It feels like a no, but I think I’m in need for a better pitcher…specially now where Cobb is gone for some time.

    Thanks.

  138. E says:
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    9 team roto:
    Drop Mujica for Springer?
    Have Trevor, Santos and Soria
    OF I have Trout, McCutchen, Myers, Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Okay

  139. Mike says:
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    What is it about Shelby Miller you don’t like? I am an owner and curious what you have to say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Search the site

      • Jc says:
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        @Grey: lol

  140. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Damn it, just traded Kemp and Matty Dominguez for Calhoun and Frazier. Calhoun on the DL now.

    Joc Pederson is on the wrong LA team. Eventually Kemp or Crawford will get hurt though.

  141. Jc says:
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    Trade Freeman for Fielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jc: Eh

  142. phennore says:
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    18-team league. Which side would you rather have?

    Eric Young and Carl Crawford vs Coco Crisp

  143. Wilsonian says:
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    Hey man, didn’t mean to be an ass earlier in the comments. But I’ll run this by you again:

    Lindstrom or Broxton for Jim Johnson? Most definitely not Josh Johnson, I want nothing to do with that guy.

    And what do you think about Porcello or Kazmir for the time being? Not necessarily worried about ROS…that’s a long ways off.

    H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindstrom…. Porcello

  144. Moscowitz says:
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    What the fuck is up with this clown Liriano??? I have never seen something pathetic like that before.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Moscowitz: one of the other writers wrote off last year’s liriano to somesuch nothing or other. I thought he was being ridiculous, pitcher can’t just go from garbage to great in his prime years and back to garbage (unless injured), right?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: ever seen wildgate he’s now gotten 12 out of last 13 out, so we can breathe in 80% or more of our leagues.

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @goodfold2:

          I am really exhaling as it really didnt look like he could get through the second inning. Kudos to him for getting his act together.

  145. Carnac says:
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    Liriano looks unhittable today. Unless you’re playing cricket and can hit the ball after it bounces.

  146. Matty-O says:
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    Votto and Teheren…. Abreu and Wainwright

    Which side are you on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

      • Matty-O says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Is it close? Basically I’m rocking hitting categories and getting crushed in W, K, and WHIP… I thought the upgrade to Wainwright might help solve my teams needs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s close, get a cheaper pitcher in a cheaper trade

          • Matty-O says:
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            @Grey:

            Will do… You the man Grey!

          • Matty-O says:
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            @Grey:

            After I declined the deal, he offered…. his Abreu and Wainwright for my Wood/Minor and Votto.

            Is that worth doing for either wood or minor? Or scrap the deal altogether and look for something else?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds decent for you with Minor

  147. Jack says:
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    Grey and friends, FG article talked about Strasburg’s improved SwStr rate and indeed it is, but it was mostly against the Mets and Marlins. His velocity is down 1 mph across the board. I know it’s early but is he going to be OK?

    I picked up Donaldson and R. Zimmerman from the waiver wire so I was going to offer Longoria for Strasburg. I know it’s a little bit of an over pay, but with my terrible pitching I think it would be worth it IF Strasburg has a healthy, full year and does what the projections say he will ROS 11/3.05/1.12/210. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Get cheaper pitching

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: The problem is that I play in a H2H categories league that counts errors so I can’t afford to play two 3B at the same time and no one’s going to take Donaldson yet. That means I need to get the best SP (because I don’t have other needs) I can for Longoria. I’ve tried other owners for other pitchers but there are no takers. I think this owner will take this deal and I think I would be happy with it IF Strasburg is healthy and will perform as projected. Does that change you mind?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, go for it

          • Jack says:
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            @Grey: So you think Strasburg is healthy and going to pitch to his projections – 11/3.05/1.12/210?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  148. Alan says:
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    Trade Alex Gordon or Belt for Springer if you need speed and wanna take a chance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  149. Wboggs says:
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    Was offered wil Meyers and Adam jones for my goldshmidt and springer? I also have Pujols who I can slot into 1b. My remaining of and utility is cargo, aoki, and fraZier. Live goldy but I think I have to take it. Thanks in advance Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for you

  150. Rob says:
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    Hawkins, Vavlerde, Lindstrom – Is that how you would rank them?

    Thanks man

  151. Doc Pounder says:
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    Dee Gordon – 0-for-3 and his 10th steal. I’ve said this in the past, but there is something so beautiful about a guy who gets no hits but steals a base. It’s like he really cares about your fantasy team.
    The glossary term for this should be:
    Makeup Artist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  152. Party Boy John says:
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    Grey a dude in my league wants agon I have crush Davis and abreu for 1b and ci would you do Jose Fernandez for him? It’s a 10 team league so hitters are available. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Fernandez

  153. scottsteelers says:
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    Better overall SP ROSROS. Peralta or Hutchison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

      • scottsteelers says:
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        @Grey: ha. My bad, didnt realize it doubled up on the ROS

  154. SMLV1 says:
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    You told me to drop B. Moss for Myers off waivers…I was unable to do that. Would you drop him for Springer? Stanton is currently leading my team in RBIs with Moss second…So im kinda uneasy about dropping him.

    My OF – Stanton, Rios,Choo,Holliday and Moss.

    H2H Standard league.

    Also, do you think Latos Pitches this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  155. Game of Throws says:
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    Cargo/Myers/Snydgaard for Desmond/Kemp/Gio

    Who you got?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  156. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. how do you rank these calhoun replacements while hes dl’d: colabello, ozuna, brantley and rasmus? need most help in avg and hr.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  157. Shitty Billy Butler says:
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    Sell or Hold Yord-Vent? My pitching staff is kinda shitty as is, and I only have 2 closers currently, if I could get a donkey-corn to a $12 salad for him do I take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  158. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points 10 team league, is $10 (out of $100 FAAB) too much for springer? I need a replacement for Calhoun, and if I don’t get springer I can get Aoki of waivers as well.

    Also, rest of my OF is Cuddyer, Rios, Blackmon, Marte, with JHamilton on DL.

    Is Cuddyer a sell high candidate? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much….

  159. The Dude says:
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    Man, I really wanted to see what Springer could do, but I was just offered his Braun for my George. I’m very concerned about this thumb thing Braun is dealing with, but is this too good to pass up?

    An added wrinkle here is that this is a keeper league where Braun’s inflation will make him unkeepable ($50), and Springer is a potential multi-year keeper (next year would be $10).

    Do I do this?

  160. OaktownSteve says:
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    Carlos Beltran or Will Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ll check back in with you in a month or so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Big fan of Beltran or don’t like Myers?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Mostly the former.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  161. Zander says:
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    Was proposed J. Upton for Z. Greinke. My OF is Trout, Puig, and Cespedes with Ortiz and B. Moss in my Util.

    Not sure if I really need the offense, here’s my rotation:

    Greinke, Latos (DL for God knows how long), Teheran, Liriano, Sonny Gray Jr, Yordano Ventura, Taijuan Walker ( :/), and Drew Smyly who I’ve been holding out on.

    12 Team, H2H

    I think Upton is the better player but I don’t need him. Should I do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need Greinke more

      • Zander says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Boss

  162. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Should I trade springer for Homer Bailey or aim a little higher? 20 team points league. Thanks again Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  163. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Should I trade George Springer for Homer Bailey or should I aim a little higher? 20 team points league. Thanks again Grey!

    • 2 Giant rings says:
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      @2 Giant rings: sorry for the dbl post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  164. ujoh says:
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    Drop Brad Miller for Neil Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      @ujoh: nope!

  165. goodfold2 says:
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    cueto’s dumbass has now twice in 2 PA been called out for being in the way of the catcher. has that ever happened?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not sure

  166. goodfold2 says:
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    cargo 2 giving my super stream (or just own in deep leagues) peralta a lead.

  167. Matt says:
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    You worried about Rosenthal’s declined velo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  168. Shitty Billy Butler says:
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    $100 season long FAAB budget, 10 team 5×5. What do I throw down on Springer and dropping Melky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  169. Chris says:
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    Grey, someone offered me George Springer and Brett Lawrie for Longo and Bailey. Common sense is telling me to hold, obviously, but Springer’s power/speed potential is messing with my noggin. Talk some sense into me!

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: Just wanted to add it was either Longo/Bailey or Longo/Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Longo

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: I thought you would…thanks.

  170. Jay says:
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    Grey,

    Idea on what to spend FAAB for Springer?

    • Carnac says:
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      Budget? League size? Keeper?

      • Jay says:
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        @Carnac: $100, 12 team, keeper and any player added from FA is automatically set at $5 for next year. Could be a huge value.

        • Shitty Billy Butler says:
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          @Jay:
          In your case do to it being a keeper, I would look at spending $39. Would Springer be $5 in 2016 if you keep him 2 years?

          • Jay says:
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            @Shitty Billy Butler: Inflation will apply in 2016 so he’d be more of a $10 player at that time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $16

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: My thoughts exactly.

  171. JB says:
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    Hey Grey, need your expertise please, my internet friend. How much should I bid on Springer of my $86 left? ESPN 10-team 5-keeper league (Springer could be kept for 3 years for a 20th round pick). I don’t like having hitters on my bench and my OF is filled with Trout, J. Upton and Rios with Holliday in my UTIL slot but I feel like I gotta take a shot on this guy’s huge upside. Our league just switched to FAAB this year so I don’t know what’s reasonable but has a good chance of winning. I was thinking like $25 cuz I don’t wanna spend much more than that since there’s 22 weeks left. I’m sure it depends on how my league is but Archie Bradley, T. Walker, Baez, Taveras, and Buxton are the only prospects rostered. Would I be better off claiming G. Polanco for $1 and stash him for 6 weeks and save my FAAB money or is Springer that much better? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $16

  172. stynyr says:
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    Going to offer Braun and Teheran for Stanton and Jose Fernandez.

    Fair? Not fair?

    • gareth says:
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      @stynyr: the guy owning Stanton and Fernandez is not accepting that. If he does – congrats!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair (for you)

  173. Druss says:
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    One year league would you trade David Wright for Jose Fernandez or Bumgarner. I have Encarnacion at 3B already and I really need pitching help .

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  174. Shitty Billy Butler says:
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    Sell Longo and Segura? These two are pitiful…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

    • stonepie says:
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      @Shitty Billy Butler: dont sell low. you’d have to get back draft day value or very close to it.

  175. gareth says:
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    Apparently jeff juhnow and Bo porter laugh in the face of super 2 cut off.

    My only small consolation upon missing out on grabbing Springer in the rcl is the hope that Dexter Fowler sees more fastballs hitting in front of the highly touted prospect.

    And that Fowler isn’t likely to get Astro entiritis again this month and is free to hit his patented April homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  176. Q says:
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    My man Liriano. Scary shaky up front, but settled in right nicely.

    (And by “my man,” I mean I’ve never had him before, but got him on your advice and God I’m worried but I trust you in the way strangers trust mustachioed fellows as long as they aren’t offering candy and beckoning me into a white van and please oh please let you be right about this).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Q: that homer didn’t help things, but he was pretty dominant with almost all K’s and/or groundouts after the 1st inning. it’s hard to have QS in that building, CIN’s lineup is better than PIT’s of course, Cueto is also doing it.

      • Q says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yep. Jinxed him…still pretty solid….unlike my bowels watching that first inning.

  177. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Friend got to Springer before I could. He is hurting bad at 2b/SS and I have Cano/Segura/Milla/Rendon and I think he’d accept a Rendon for Springer swap. Sould Solid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, sounds solid

  178. Shitty Billy Butler says:
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    Last one:
    10 team 5×5:
    start/sit:
    Buccholtz @ CWS
    Cliff Lee vs. ATL
    Teheran @ PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all

  179. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose Melky for EYJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need steals

  180. bossmanjunior says:
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    I hate to be “that guy”, but could you answer my above question (15th comment)? Just trying get an idea who I should drop for Springer and whether I should trade Miller. Thanks.

    • [will work for saves] says:
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      @gareth: seriously? Can we get a cat poem please?

      Cats have furr..
      Its cold out, burr!
      Missed springer, derr!
      Night was a blur…

  181. Pager24 says:
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    SON is pretty meh on him (5.1)- but would start Brandon McCarthy tonight vs Mets? I know he’s been pretty terrible so far this year but I’m getting pretty desperate for wins

    Thanks!

  182. The Big Yabu says:
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    Stream-o-nator really likes AJ Burnett’s next start — do you trust him? Or leave him on the bench until we see more evidence that his hernia and his control are okay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  183. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    might be CarMart starter time. Kelly yanked after 45 pitches (mostly strikes, no real problems pitching wise)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: apparently bad hamstring thing for Kelly. but till motte’s back, probably lyons in rotation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly true

  184. Oppo Taco says:
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    Apparently joe Kelly just went down in a heap with a hammy injury trying to leg
    Out a single. Carlos Martinez worth a spec add? Or you think they replace
    Kelly with Lyons if he needs dl (looks likely he does) thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  185. costaricanchata says:
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    just starting to read the comments , now ,
    but , carlos martinez may have his opening .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. FilthyRich says:
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    10-team points league. Somebody just dropped Holland I have Nathan and Reed as closers and only need two. Which would you drop to pick up Holland, or would you stand pat? I used Steamer projections to tally up projected points based on our league rules and they are projected to be almost dead even (Holland – 419; Nathan – 393; Reed – 392)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nathan

  187. and1mcgee says:
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    Groundhog Day references are always ftw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  188. Jacks says:
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    Votto has 3 HRs in 5 games hitting in the number two hole. 2 of those were with Hamilton on. Now guys have to throw Joey strikes and he has to swing. Decent chance he reminds us of why he was once MVP this year … he’s been a rough keep in a 4X4 keeper league past couple of years and I think the patience will be rewarded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  189. Alex says:
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    Okay to trade Belt or Gordon for Chapman? Gonna try both Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  190. gareth says:
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    If theres a votto cycle –

    Adam Dunn went 1 for 1 with 3 walks and a home run last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  191. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hitter T calls me crazy but bench either of rios or choo today (aginst King H) for Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  192. Los locos says:
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    Kelly hurt running out play, car mart value goes up? Should i pick him up ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try it

  193. Timmy riggins says:
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    Hello, $500 FA budget, how much do you recommend spending on Springer? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe $50-ish

  194. Mike says:
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    Seager or Headley – who are you keeping if you already have Frazier?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  195. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS*******

  196. stonepie says:
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    springer’s projected stats look similar to de aza who was just dropped in my league. if i owned springer, id try and sell him for a proven hitter

  197. John says:
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    Romo > Chapman this year?

  198. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS********

  199. Nate says:
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    I’ll assume you own these guys somewhere since you were higher on them than almost anyone else, how would you rank Bailey, Liriano and Teheran going forward based on what you’ve seen?

  200. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS**********

  201. Will says:
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    Should I pick up Homer Bailey or leave him on the wire?

    Current SP’s – cole, sonny gray, Tehran, Salazar, Cobb

    I would drop one of my RP’s. We have a 150 starts limit in this league.

    • Busher says:
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      @Will: How many teams? Bailey should be owned in most leagues. He’s worth more than a Brain Freeze / carousel closer…

  202. Moscowitz says:
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    I cant take Myers idiotic ZEROS day in and day out. I just cant take it any longer…what a waste

  203. Malon says:
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    Picked-up Springer and now I have a log jam of bats. In an OBP league with Moss, Abreu, Dunn on the team, does a Strasburg for Fielder trade make sense? Strasburg coming to me. Thanks.

  204. Jay says:
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    So I want to activate Springer but who to drop?

    Have EYJ but dude is SAGNOFing to rajai levels for me.

    so it’s comes down to a pitcher for me, but which one:
    Kluber, Chavez, Porcello?

    ahhh I don’t want to drop any of them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  205. losapher says:
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    Isn’t Yordano like 5’10″?

    • Brendan says:
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      @losapher:
      The official KC Royals website has him at 6’0″ and 180 lbs.

  206. DoubleDs says:
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    Trade advice:

    16 team H2H category league. Replaced AVG/W’s with OBP and QS’s. Simple trade offer I just got, where my SPs are Bailey, Fister, Ross, Ryu, Porcello, Erlin, Stults and Vargas (can drop one of the last 3), and I’m using a rotation of Abreu, Brantley, Frazier, K Johnson and Solarte as my Utility.

    Is giving up Abreu for Tanaka not worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth it

      • DoubleDs says:
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        @Grey: Okay, I’ll trust you. You’re good people, Grey

  207. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    Eric Young, walker, rasmus, yelich–all hot lately, any worth a flyer over Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Grey: you da man! Second, I am in a holds and saves league. I have: Axford, Cishek, Reed, papelbon, Perkins, Melancon. Looking at dropping a closer for another middle relief, help ratios some. 4 mediocre closers seem like enough? Who would you drop–ax? What you think if Ottavino to add–crazy stats so far?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, ax… Ottavino is worth an add, sure…

  208. DomMattingly says:
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    Do I drop k Wong for Dustin Ackley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • DomMattingly says:
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        @Gre@Grey:
        Thanks, man!
        Grey never sleeps!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  209. Bi-Felicia says:
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    They didn’t outlaw dove tossing laughing OUT LOUD!!!

  210. fausto says:
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    Whos got better numbers at the end of the yr (punting avg.) springer or w.myers?

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: im trading one for sp because an injured fister is better than a healthy hutchison. Also taijuan “shut down” are you selling on him this year? ( I know its 2 weeks in but shut down didn’t sound good.

  211. Randy says:
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    Hey,
    I have Brad Miller starting for me, but Jhonny Peralta is sitting on the waiver. Should I snag him?

    Thanks!

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