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As soon as you’re finished with this post, I want you to close your laptop, step outside and look at a bird in flight.  Pick up a flower, breathe in its fragrance, sneeze from your allergies, wave to a neighbor and close your robe because you’re not just waving with your hand.  How does that feel?  Exhilarating?  Then your dedication sucks.  It should be a total bore.  You should be more interested in whether or not I’m going to have a top 100 for the 2nd half of fantasy baseball tomorrow than what your significant other has been doing for the last three and a half months.  Luckily, I will have a top 100 tomorrow, guys and four girl readers.  Clay Buchholz didn’t make the top 100, but with a game like yesterday — 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks — he could be better than some guys that are on there.  I’ll go over this in detail tomorrow, but in only two and a half months, anything can happen.  Even something good with Buchholz because there is upside, right?  Check.  Downside?  Check?  Waitress?  Check please.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

PSYCH!  Before we get into the post, I just wanted to say our TV on the Radio host, Nick, wants to cover some live fantasy football drafts in the following cities:  Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincy and Detroit.  We’re currently airing our show on cable in 22 million homes in the New York area, so if you want to make an ass of yourself on a bigger scale than you can imagine, now’s your chance!  Leave your email address in the comments or over at our TV/Radio side of things, and Nick will hit you back.  Anyway II, the roundup:

Brock Holt – 5-for-6, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  He’s five foot, ten inches tall, but the lightning bolts on his thighs make him appear taller.  Seriously, if he were two inches shorter, there would already be monuments erected in his honor.  Short guys get all the adulation!  Hey, I’m short; that’s good.  Unless, of course, if you’re too short.  Under five-four and you better buy some Tom Cruise lifts.

Collin McHugh – Hit the DL with a detached fingernail.  There’s gotta be a Psych 101 term for this, but I’ve spoken about fractured wrists, torn tendons, displaced hips, but the thought of a detached fingernail is the only thing that turned my stomach.  Sure glad Fox never went through with that show, Mani-Pedis Gone Wrong.  “In this clip, we’ll see what happens when Marcie Lee gets a little too…quick.”  Nooooooooo!

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners (3 BBs), 10 Ks.  Bauer’s flaky like C.J. Wilson, prior to his dandruff shampoo, due to his walks, which can get the best of him.  Like when you see a creepy guy on the street and you have nothing to do on a Friday night, I’d take a flyer, but I wouldn’t expect much.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Yan can homer, and so can you!  (If you’re standing fifteen feet from the warning track and Joey Cora is throwing to you.)

Conor Gillaspie – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting over .500 in the last week and could be the hottest schmotato in all of Schmotato Land, but — and this is a J. Lo-sized but — with the break, there’s no real schmotatoes.  Guys could stay hot over the break, but there’s no guarantee.  I tell you this because I care.  Wanna hug?  I was speaking figuratively!

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, hitting .292 with 29 homers into the break.  Guess where The Grande Dolor shows up on my top 100 for the 2nd half?  Nope, higher.  Little higher still.  No, that’s Mike Trout.  Bit lower than that, but not a whole lot.  It was really a toss-up between Au Shizz and Abreu.  Yeah, old habits die hard, but it was close.

Victor Martinez – Expected back Friday from being old.  We’ll see how that goes.

Justin Verlander – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 4.88.  The good news is he shook off the first-inning problems that have been dogging him.  The bad news is everything else is still wrong.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, and his 13th homer on Saturday as he bats .346.  Of course, I’d own him.  Goes without saying.  I’d even give my pinkie to own him.  But, really, what’s my pinkie doing other than sticking out while I drink my forty of chamomile?  I wouldn’t give any other digits, and don’t believe he’s anything more than a hot streak.  His BABIP is at .397, when his career BABIP is .320.  Essentially, he’s .275 hitter.  The power is coming with a 23% HR/FB, and he’s got a career 13% HR/FB.  He could hit 7 homers and .250 in the 2nd half and it wouldn’t surprise me.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 3.47, and he pitchslapped a Diamondbacks reliever for a grand slam.  I could see Bumgarner being a small buy low guy.  His owners may see a nearly mid-3 ERA and get trigger happy on a deal.  Now, go, you have my mustache’s counsel.

Buster Posey – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .275.  Biggest difference between real baseball and fantasy — how much excitement you get out of Jarrod Dyson stealing a base.  On the top five for differences is how much you enjoy Buster Posey.

Martin Prado – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  In June, he hit 1 homer and .278.  In July, he has 1 homer and was hitting .282 entering play yesterday.  Lowercase yay.

Arismendy Alcantara – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  It looked like a pop-up, but the hopes and dreams of fantasy baseballers everywhere grabbed onto it and carried it over the fence.  Is it too early to write Arismendy on my Trapper Keeper?  No, I don’t believe so.

Chris Coghlan – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, only hitting near-.500 in the last week with three homers.  Coghlan’s Law:  Ride while hot.  That also applied to Elisabeth Shue.  Holy Jesus, she’s 50 years old!  What a buzzkill cougar!

Evan Gattis – Nearing a rehab assignment, which is a whole lot different than when he was nearing rehab five years ago, smelling of dirty socks and wearing discarded pizza boxes as pants.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.86 and the conshellation prize.  Don’t get lost in the fact you got a win, Minor’s been a heaping pile of mess.  His peripherals suggest some positive correction, but it would have to be a fairly deep league where I’d wait for it.  It’s just as likely he turns things around as it is that he hits the Disgraceful List.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Just missed a Quality Start, but there was nothing quality about this start.  The break couldn’t have been coming at a better time for Teheran.  Doode needs to regroup and remember what had me running around screaming Teheran in such jubilation that the CIA was tapping my phones.

Chris Johnson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, after hitting two homers on Saturday.  I mentioned this earlier, but it’s a bad time for a hitter to get hot.  Hard to say what they’re going to do when baseball resumes — or basesumes, if you dig portmanteaus.

Tommy La Stella – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Sorry, bub, the middle infield love train left you behind after Arismendy, Wong and Scooter jumped on.  All the best, pal!

Brett Anderson – 5 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the DL.  I’d wait a bit before picking him up.  Like 3 months or until he’s on a different team.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homers.  Aw, that’s sweet, he wanted you to think good thoughts about him during the break.

Trevor Plouffe – 3-for-5, 3 runs.  Okay, before we get all caca-cuckoo for Twins hitters, it’s important I point out they were in Coors.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  One game hitting streak!  What?  Has to start somewhere.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks.  By placing Ryu’s line right after the stats from a Coors game and not mentioning Ryu’s start was against the Padres, it could be misleading.  Well, go ahead and sue me!  I’ll collect the three dollars worth of pennies from today’s pageviews and ship them to you.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 2.85, while losing the game, which moves his record to 7-10.  I’m farting in your general direction, Padres.

David Price – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA is down to 3.23.  I should’ve screamed from the top of Mt. Sinai like the fantasy Moses I am to buy Price when his ERA was in the mid-4’s in May.  I mean, I did tell people to buy him, but I didn’t beat it into your heads with a whole post about it.  Mea culpa for our Latin American readers.

Jake McGee – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save.  Four days ago, he pitched the 8th inning for one batter.  Five days ago, he got the save.  Six days from now, he could be working the ninth, the eighth or the yogurt machine Maddon has in his pimped-out manager’s office.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Questioning whether or not pitching really is that deep?  Roark has a 3.01 ERA and is owned in less than 10% of ESPN leagues.  I mean, c’mon.  If your whole team had a 3.01 ERA, you’d be leading your league in ERA.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Wow, that’s like the Red Ryder BB Gun of presents.  You think you’ve opened all you’re going to get from Zimmerman, and then suddenly a home run pops up behind the tree.  Incredible, I’ve only been begging for it for months.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer. Has six homers this month, hitting near-.375 with 19 RBIs.  There’s only been 11 games this month.  What’s that Werth to you?

Gerrit Cole – Will throw off the mound on Thursday.  What a novel concept for a pitcher.  That novel’s title is, “I Want To Beat Up My March Self For Thinking Gerrit Cole Would Be My Number One.”

Francisco Liriano – 4 IP, 3 ER as he returned from the DL.  Way to pick up right where you left off!

Neil Walker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Boring!

Todd Frazier – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer and his 2nd in as many games.  Boing!

Kris Negron – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Has been filling in for Brandon Phillips, so you probably want to know what Negron is.  Equal parts Campari, gin– *intern whispers in my ear*  Oh!  He looks like a Quad-A guy, but maybe could steal 15 bases over the course of a season and possibly, if he got lucky, hit four homers while hitting .260.  I.e., I like the Campari, gin concoction better, and I hate gin.

Chris Young – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 3.15.  Ah, the long, inevitable ERA decline.  Come on, Young, give me a chance to yell timmmmmber.

Drew Pomeranz – Threw well in his rehab assignment, but there’s no room in the A’s rotation.  Mean’s while, the Yankees number one starter is Brandon McCarthy.

Sonny Gray – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.79.  Sonny and I will be going to a father/son picnic over the break.  I made potato salad; he made ambrosia.  Anyone who consumes it will have eternal life on their fastball.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th steal.  Member when he was the Arismendy of call-ups?  Yeah, well, it’s old news now!

Jordan Zimmermann – An MRI showed a right biceps strain.  Nats are saying he might be able to avoid the DL.  To that, I cough into my hand, covering the word bullsh*t.  Don’t think he misses much time, but also don’t think he’s ready to go right after the break.

Cody Asche – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Has hit in nine straight games, which sounds a bit better than reality.  Bunch of those games were 1-for-4 jobbers.  I do like him for deep leagues, but obviously waivers have to be a bit of a dry landscape and you have to be on your hands and knees, looking for Asche.

Derek Holland – Won’t return until late-August.  Comatose Rangers Fan, “Just in time for the pennant run!  Right?  Hello?  Why is everyone looking at me funny?”

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I streamed him yesterday per the Stream-o-Nator and will drop him once 2nd half schedules are released and I find a new streamer.  Turn and burn as they say in the rhyming dictionary.

Curtis Granderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, heading to the break with a .237 average and 14 homers.  Considering he left April with a .145 average, Grandy was decent for the better part of two months.  Too bad I didn’t tell anyone to buy him low on May 1st.  No, it was on May 6th, I said, “If he’s out on waivers, I could see giving him a whirl since he shouldn’t be this dreadful.”  And that’s me quoting me!

David Wright – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .285 with 8 homers.  Not in yesterday’s game, that would’ve been a record.  “Barely,” Mark Whiten.

Shane Greene – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.32 in two starts.  Left mouth says super, right mouth says b, they come together in the middle of the screen for superb.  What’s less superb is his 4.61 ERA in the minors this year.  I’d prefer an airplane seat next to his uncle, Shecky Greene.

Jean Segura – Left the club to be with his family after the passing of his nine-month-old son.  Prior to this news, I was going to put Segura in my top 100 for the 2nd half, but now I’m concerned that Segura may be gone from the club longer, or mentally elsewhere.  No one would blame him if that was the case.  This is obviously an unspeakably sad situation.  I still really like Segura, and will be all about him next year, but, for right now, I’m concerned about my prior bullishness on him.

Jimmy Nelson – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Why am I in this bath of ice water?  Why is there a poorly stitched-up wound where my kidney should be?  Who are those people in the other room speaking in a language that I don’t understand?  Why is Steven Soderbergh filming me?  Oh, God, I’ve been roofied!

Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.72.  Solid start, but as with all of us on earth except Andrelton, there’s a but.  This is the best start I’d expect from him.  His K-rate is below 7 and his WHIP is 1.29.  There will be no statutes erected for this Wily Mehs.

Elian Herrera – 5-for-5, 3 runs.  Took 21 years, but it finally paid off for Elian to take that raft ride.

Carlos Gomez – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, ending the half with a .304 average, 14 homers and 17 steals.  Due to his fantastic first two months and bleh next two months, I’d bet he’s on more fantasy teams than anyone else where the owner thought they had a championship team and now are wondering where things are going wrong.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  At least while you’re riding this hot Scooter the police aren’t following you laughing.

Carlos Martinez – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 4.43.  You gave him the ol’ college try, and now you’re failing out of your major and you’ve contracted an STD.  I’d look elsewhere before the Dean of Students calls the ‘rents.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-4, 1 run, 12th steal and his 6th homer on Saturday.  I’m not just trying to attract Japanese fetish Googlers when I say, Wong and dongs go together like pees and poops!  I didn’t like Wong as much when he was at the bottom of the lineup.  Rudy went over a few years ago the lineup impact of runs and RBIs, and it’s still relevant.  The bottom of an NL lineup is especially tough.  Wong has been at the top of the lineup the last few days and I’m liking him more and more.  As I’ve said a few times in the past, if you’re trying to figure out what Wong can do, drop your pants and– Wait, that’s the wrong Wong.  If you want a Wong comparison, think a young Pedroia.  The dong is strong with Wong!  The dong is strong with Wong!  The dong is strong with Wong! What?  It’s got a nice ring to it.

From Around The Web

  1. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey! Well I’ve been waiting all year for this week, especially since my
    team stinks.

    In your pre-season top 20 pitching run down you predicted Cobb will throw a
    no-hitter on July 18th. Well, he’s pitching on July 18th, so you nailed that
    one so far.

    I’ve been putting aside a $20 bill every paycheck ever since for this game and
    I’m betting it all on the Rays on Friday…. $337.65 to be exact, I cashed in my
    spare change as well. So here’s to Greystradamus coming through for me!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Brooke:

      very well played , Brooke .

      don’t let Grey talk you into putting your winnings on the mariners .

    • Kid A says:
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      @Brooke: If you’re so interested in blowing cash on a lost Cobb, why not just pay your doctor those 3 bills to lop off yours instead?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: HA!

    • Randy says:
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      @Brooke:

      How do you get $337.65 putting away a 20 spot every week??

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Randy: she also mentioned change, presumably exactly 17.65. you stopped reading in the middle in order to show somebody up. either that or you have reading problems.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! good luck Brooke!

    • atgreat says:
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      @Brooke:
      I bet you could retire if you bet it on the no hitter (and win it, duh).

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” … so if you want to make an ass of yourself on a bigger scale than you can imagine, now’s your chance! ”

    well said .
    the possibilities are endless … (who said that ?)

  3. costaricanchata says:
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    the unusual aspect of bauer’s 10 K ‘s
    is that they were all swinging strike 3 ‘s .
    not a called 3rd strike in the bunch .

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      solid

  4. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I just traded Mike Minor for Dillon Gee. Not a sexy trade, but I was about to drop Minor anyeay. I couldn’t deal with Minor anymore. He almost destroyed my ERA for the week.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

  5. Jasen says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you drop anyone from my squad for B.BELT?
    12 TEAM H2H 5X5 keeper league. we keep 10

    C-W.ROSARIO
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-T.FRAZIER
    SS-H.RAMIREZ
    OF-K.CALHOUN
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-K.DAVIS
    UTIL-C.SANTANA
    UTIL-AR.RAMIREZ
    BENCH-D.JENNINGS, M.BETTS

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jasen:

      Belt … this year … vs RHP
      106 AB’s … 35 K ‘s … BA .226

    • The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @Jasen: Hosmer probably

  6. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” Mea culpa for our Latin American readers. ”
    and what ?
    central american readers are hígado picado ??
    besides ,
    there are no old romans down here .
    heard stories of an old german or two .
    but definitely no romans .

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • @costaricanchata: “Mea culpa for our Latin American readers.” I read that as a joke, not an error.

      • Sherm says:
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        @Grey: Once upon a time it was reported that former vice president Dan Quayle once said, “I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and my only regret was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so that I could converse with these people.” Snopes says he never said it, but it’s funny nonetheless.

        http://www.snopes.com/quotes/quayle.asp

        • Grey

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          He also spelled hot schmotato wrong…

  7. Anthony says:
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    Grey, would you drop Arietta or Sánchez for either Cain or Minor?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Anthony:

      here’s the answer to half of your question :

      Mike Minor – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.86 and the conshellation prize. Don’t get lost in the fact you got a win, Minor’s been a heaping pile of mess. His peripherals suggest some positive correction, but it would have to be a fairly deep league where I’d wait for it. It’s just as likely he turns things around as it is that he hits the Disgraceful List.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah

  8. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    obviously , i enjoyed today’s write-up ,
    but i’ll stop at one more :
    ” I still really like Segura, and will be all about him next year, but, for right now, I’m concerned about my prior bullishness on him. ”
    bullshitness ??

    • swinging3.0 says:
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      @costaricanchata: not bull-shit-ness, bull-ish-ness. Like as in bullish, like as in bull vs bear. The opposite of bullishness is bearishness. I hope this helps, if not im a little sad, but ill be ok.

      • Kid A says:
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        @swinging3.0:

        Never look up when you hear that “WOOSH” sound above you. You’ll turn to stone.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Kid A: *slow, sustained handclap*

          • Kid A says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            You have f#!$ing hands under all those feathers?!?!?

            How did you go extinct!?!?

            *mind blooooooown*

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Kid A: Heh. Certainly no ‘woosh’ accompanying a Moa that’s for sure (Google Haast’s Eagle though), more of a lumbering crash…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      As a dad of two little kids, I can’t imagine what that must be like. Really feel for the guy.

  9. Burnt Dozier says:
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    Grey,
    The Dozier hate has gone off the rails. I realize that you’re bitter over the fact that you don’t own him in any of your 17,000 public leagues. But I do. It’s my job to hate him. In the last 30 days, I’ve called him every name in the book. He’s been frigid. It’s been a cold streak that you’d expect from a. 240 hitter. However, the numbers are in the bank. 18/16.OBP and runs galore. Not to mention the fact that the price we acquired him at was dirt cheap. He’s making guys seasons!!!! Hater!

  10. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    am i the only one wondering that maybe segura’s kid that just now died has been sick or something like that for quite a long time?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      could be, I don’t know the details of the situation

      • James says:
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        @Mike: @Mike:

        good point, and would explain the fall off this season. I have never lost a child (and do not even have kids), but in my life i struggled in the weeks leading to the death of my father, and my grades were about a quarter of a letter grade down across the board…. and i thought i took it better than most.

    • GG says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I read somewhere that his son had been sick. Just so sad, can’t even begin to imagine how hard that must be.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @GG: gives more weight to the hold him idea in dynasties/keepers. Assuming he eventually recovers.

  11. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    In the last month I’ve suggested Andrew Heaney and Jimmy Nelson as pickups to my coworker. I expect him to stop talking to me today.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I told my father-in-law he should draft and stick with Jedd Gyorko. He eggs my house every weekend…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: I’d flatten all your tires every monday…I hope he doesn’t read this

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          Luckily I take the train to work!

          He says it’s okay because I urged him to grab Scooter….Which is what I call my Johnson

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: If I took the train then I couldn’t drive fast and take chances

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @J-FOH: driving fast in Boston traffic is impossible.

  12. Dexter sucks says:
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    1. Traded porcello and jake mcgee for richards. Only other rp’s were latroy hawkins, petricka, and neil ramirez but needed the sp far more. Your thoughts?

    2. Want to use the opened up roster spot to speculate on saves. Would you rather add brad ziegler or ken giles?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dexter sucks: 1. Nice….2. Giles

    • Shifty says:
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      @Dexter sucks: Richards is an absolute stud, I love that deal for you.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with others…Giles

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Agree with everybody

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Including Myself

  13. Tigres says:
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    Grey – thank goodness there is a midseason top 100 coming. Was worried I’d have to spend the next four days focusing on my career and/or relationship.

    Went out and bought a trapper keeper as soon as I saw Arismendy had hit a HR…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

  14. Head Down says:
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    If I see Longoria in the top 40 I’m going to blow my brains out…not yours.

  15. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    111,111,111 x 111,111,111= 12,345,678,987,654,321

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s a cool fact

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Guessin you ran out of facts! Lol… Nonetheless still intriguing

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @I Be Teheran It Up!: Ha …its monday im a little slow this morning

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: you ain’t kidding, of course look how late i saw this.

  16. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Just traded Kazmir and J.Nelson for OZUNA.
    Kazmir is due to fall off and the funny thing is if i offered that same deal for Cespedes..No Chance…Yet Ozuna has slightly better numbers and the other owner thinks he pulled the wool over my sunglasses.
    Compare Cespedes and Ozuna and see how similar they are.
    OZUNA!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! Ozuna!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Most fantasy players play with blinders on. Those blinders can only see the names of players and past stats or even “potential”. Very few know how to properly play for today.

      • James says:
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        @SallyCips:

        I do this all the time. Trade with the smart owners and end up with the guy with the higher rank, and then trae hito the idiot who just wants the highest ranked players.

        I traded Ozuna as part of a package for T. Walker a few weeks ago… it is a dynasty, so hopefully it works out in the long run. Ozuna was my 5th OF in a start 3 league

  17. Rabbiyidkid says:
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    didn’t drink the Jimmy Nelson KOOL AID…instead packaged Yadi-21Cole-5(good fornext yr) & Venable-7 for B Pena-1 Strasburg-20(expiring contract) & schierholtz-3 (trying some of that KOOL AID)….then traded Marte-10 (good for next yr) A Hill-10 for Blackmon-24 & D Peralta-3…

    my NL ONLY 9 team keeper league rotation is now incredible & doesn’t need ANY tinkering
    Strasburg-20(expiring contract)
    Grienke-24
    hamels-15
    Hudson-6
    Simon-5
    Arrieta-5
    Chase Anderson-1 ( his name sound like a line form the Matrix…doesn’t it)
    Kimbrel-28
    Jansen-26
    Papelbon-13

    My question is…should I tinker with my lineup
    c-Montero-10
    c-Pena-1
    1-Morse-16
    3-Panda-15
    CI-Duda-12 (da Camptown Ladies sing this song…sorry I couldn’t resist)
    2-LeMahieu
    s-Crwford-1
    M-Dee Gordon-5
    U-McCutchen-53
    U-J Upton-36
    O-Blackmon-24
    O-Parra-4
    O- Peralta-3
    O-Stubbs-5
    O-Schierholtz-3

    btw I’m in 1st…71points 2nd has 61.5 & 3rd has 54.5

    John Jay was waived & can p/u for anyone Of…is he better than Parra Peralta Stubbs or Schierholtz…could use the BA…but just improved via the above trades…prime suspects would be Parra & Schierholtz…I gots to know…how many shots did you fire…I gots to know…love that movie…ya feel lucky Punk…any way ya handsome devil ya…do I tinker with my team or just leave it alone??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d leave it alone

  18. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Shipped Pedroia and Seager off for Wright and Cueto. Bad Dirty Ol’ Basterd or good?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good to me

  19. Clint says:
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    Just swung this deal in my 12 team, 5 keeper, 5×5 roto league with the guy right behind me in 2nd place, what do you think?

    I gave up Polanco & Trumbo
    I got Bryce Harper

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @Clint: I own Harper in one league too, and I’m really starting to wonder if this kid is more hype than talent. Don’t get me wrong, I know he’s good, but 1st round? Ehhhhh….. Maybe, probably not? I would like to see all his potential energy convert to some kinetic energy and start producing some stats….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the Harper side. Might not pay off this year, but in a keeper you’ll be a happy camper next year.

  20. Steve says:
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    Would u trade Felix H for Puig or Adam jones?
    Need a hitter
    Thx

    • Shifty says:
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      @Steve: Puig possibly, Jones nope

      .. What’s the rest of your staff looking like?

      • Big W says:
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        @Shifty: I’d rather have Jones over Puig

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Steve: DO IT

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: For either one

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreee with the others. I like it.

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      Agree with Shifty

  21. spm7189 says:
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    My pitching has been a bit of a sore spot just about all year round and this week it has again been… not great. Names of interest on the waiver wire: Wade Miley (been pretty decent this month), Tim Hudson, Clay Buchholz, and Edinson Volquez. Potential drops for me would be Gallardo, Stroman, and shouldn’t-be-surprised-disappointment Shelby Miller. Who gets dropped, who gets added? Keeping in mind its a H2H where the 6 pitching cats are W, SV, QS, ERA, WHIP, K.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hudson over Volquez

      • spm7189 says:
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        @Mike: And who gets dropped for Hudson? Stroman seems like the easy call I suppose

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ooops, thought Volquez was on your roster.

          I would actually do Hudson over Miller and hang on to Stroman

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @spm7189: Hudson and Buchholz over Gallardo and Miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @spm7189: Buchholz over Miller…Bunch of coin flips that you should be streaming

  22. Me says:
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    Alcantara. Mookie and Wong. Who do you like for remainder of year and most upside as keeper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      flip a coin. I like Wong ROS. I’d rank them Wong/Alcantara/Mookie for next year. If I knew Alcantara was def going to be playing middle infield I might be higher on him for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Me: Mike’s rank is fine

  23. Mike says:
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    Ros, Kendrick or Wong. Preference for steals, hrs and RBI. Obp league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still like Kendrick

  24. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. Would you trade Stroman for Gee??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would

  25. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Great write up as always Grey…. Razzball has become one of my favorite morning rituals (along with Wake n Bake). And since I became a regular reader I had a 7 week winning streak (just lost before the break). Still on top and hoping for good things to come in the second half. The Razzball staff have done an exceptional job. Thanks a ton guys….
    BTW Arenado just cleared waivers this morning! Cant believe no one claimed him!

  26. Shifty says:
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    Hey man just curious, why don’t you believe in Carlos Gomez for the final two months of the season? I feel like he’s more than proved himself the last two seasons but is still overlooked and cast aside a majority of the time.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m interested too

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I believe Grey meant Gomez was great in April and May, and then meh the next two months(June and half July).
      Don’t think he meant he’d be meh for the rest of the season necessarily, if I’m correct.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shifty: I never said he would continue to be bad, I just said he hasn’t been as good

  27. GonzoVanDerbeek says:
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    while few of us did stream Jimmy Nelson…where do we go from here? If he get those Hits down! Any ideas?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      kind of like Heaney, need to practice patience with rookies and curb enthusiasm. that being said, I’m not sure Nelson has the same pedigree as like a Stroman or Heaney type

  28. Good morning, Grey. I’m still using Razzball training wheels and can’t yet cruise solo.

    So I ask: My (deep) Keeper League has a mid-year draft of one round today and I can choose one of the following SPs. Which one (or two–so I have a backup) do you like like best ROS?

    Phil Hughes
    Edison Volquez
    Charlie Morton
    Henderson Alvarez
    John Danks
    Matt Shoemaker
    Josh Tomlin
    Jacob DeGrom
    Rubby De La Rosa
    Ordisamer Despaigne

    MUCHO THANKS!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Morton, deGrom, and Hughes would be my targets

  29. Sean says:
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    Side A or side B

    A) – Tulo and Kipinis
    B) – Starlin, Dozier and Wainright

    Thanks Grey

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tulo side

  30. Steve says:
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    Rest of staff is
    Kluber price Richards and cueto
    Looking to trade Felix for a bat

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      aim high

    • Shifty says:
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      @Steve:

      Oh then definitely do that deal!

  31. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Porcello or Miley or streamer
    12 teams H2H pts

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Porcello

  32. atl, son says:
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    Just checked the transaction history for Grandy in my league. I reluctantly picked him up off waivers on May 6. He hasn’t been on the bench since, so Thanks!

  33. The Borzoi says:
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    ROS, rank order: Samardzija, Kluber, Lester. Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Shark, Lester, Kluber for me

  34. papasmurf says:
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    The top team in my league is destroying the competition so far. 170 pts out of a maximum 192. Tops in nearly every category. Barely made any moves all year. There’s no way at the beginning of the year I would believe this would be a dominant team. Yet seeing is believing. Dozier is the one that gets to me the most. Brian Fucking Dozier?

    His starting lineup:
    Desoraco
    Pujols
    Dozier
    Simmons
    Beltre
    Veciedo
    Gomez
    Calhoun
    Rendon (UTIL)

    And a pitching staff of:
    Felix, Kluber, Roark, Lackey, Hammel, Dickey, Beckett, Soriano, Krod, Allen, Walden, Jepsen.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s a solid team

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Mike: Don’t get me wrong, the team definitely deserves to be in first based on first-half performances. I just mean that at the beginning of the season, I don’t think anyone would have predicted this team would be in first place now, or that it would capture 88% of the available points.

        My suspicion is that the 2nd place team, which has Tulo, Abreu, Trout, and Cano will overtake them for the win.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          @papasmurf: agreed. that other team sounds pretty dang solid too!

  35. Mike

    Mike says:
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    by “repurpose my OCD” do you mean I have to get rid of all these jars of urine?

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Mike: Nope. Add some cucumbers, cap ‘em off. In a month….PISSCKLES!!!!

  36. Jay says:
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    Brock Holt just got dropped in my league.

    Dump Arismendy or Pearce for him?

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @Jay: Pearce.

  37. The Borzoi says:
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    Mike, How concerned are you about Stanton’s slump?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being very worried, I’m at about a 2

  38. Lou says:
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    Hey Boys,

    – Nelson or DeGrom ROS? How many starts do each guys have left in 2nd half?
    – drop Betances (was helping lowering my ERa/Whip/Ks) for deGrom ?
    – hold onto Cole & Cashner ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1 deGrom…I think he has like 80 IP left, not sure about Nelson’s innings
      2 sure if you need a starter
      3 I would if you have the room

      • Lou says:
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        @Mike: great thanks Mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  39. ChiliDavisConCarne says:
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    Wong or walker rest of the way? 5×5 with ops insteadofaverage

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Mike: Ha im intrigued with the Wong

          • Joe Shmoe says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: Wong with stolen base potential?

  40. jamiehov says:
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    have a few 2nd half decisions to make that i would appreciate help with. 10 Team Roto, Standard Scoring

    I’m hoping Votto stays on the DL. i of course can’t drop him and have Pujols at 1B and Werth at UTIL with Mccuth, Springer and Billy Hamilton in the OF. Very shallow league with limited roster spots due to holds. I really like having one floating spot for streamers (IE: Gee next week vs Padres)

    When Votto does come back do I drop Springer or Werth? I’m dead last in AVG but starting to climb back in and am a few points away from 9th. Springer is an AVG killer so leaning Werth.

    OR , should i drop one of my starters:
    Bailey, Cobb, Ventura, Beckett, Alex Wood, Gio

    Ventura’s K rate has been down and Wood just got roughed up by the Cubs so those would be the obvious choices…

    Thanks for the site, even though my team’s in 7th I check back every 2-3 hours for posts. You have replaced Egotastic as the first site I check in the morning!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think you should hold lnto Werth over Springer

      I’d hold both Ventura and Wood

      Just a thought…but if it’s a very shallow redraft and Springer is hitting bombs while Votto is pooing the bed, I may look to move one or the other instead of dropping

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @jamiehov:Don’t drop Springer. Trade Votto to the first fool who will take him.

  41. Joe says:
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    Standard 5×5 league, if you could have three of these ROS, who would it be: Choo, A.Gordon, Hosmer, Melky, Yelich, L.Cain? How do you rank, best to worst, those three that you chose?

    Happy All-Star Break!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Yelich, Hosmer, and Melky

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Joe: the Polanco side

  42. Moose Out Front says:
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    So Pujos finishes the 1st half at #21 on Yahoo after juicing his BA up to .279 over the past week or 2. I can see the upcoming SELL column on him now and am wanting to get ahead of the curve. Who would be some good “challenge trade” targets? Position not really relevant to me, just trying to gauge what you think I could get for him. Sorry to ask such an open ender.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no worries. I’d aim for a T20 bat or T10 arm in return for him

  43. Jon says:
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    Usually a closer for SP swap is something I would be all about, but another owner is trying to get my Jansen, Allen or Doolittle for his Verlander. Something I should be considering or turn and run?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d leave it alone

  44. CougarLover6969 says:
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    Team A gets: Evan Longoria, Sin Shoo Choo, Tim Hudson

    Team B gets: Aramis Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Chris Archer

    Who won (standard 5×5 h2h league)?

  45. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Saw that Yordano Ventura pitched 1.2 innings in relief.

    Does anyone know if this is a new plan for him? Not conjecture or guessing – but a comment from the team or a news source? Or if they did this as a one off close to the All Star game. They’ll be limiting his innings this year. Trying to know if anyone is aware this is the start of that or if he’ll see regular starts over the next 10-12 more times through the rotation.

    Thanks for any info ya’ll can give.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t know much about Ventura’s situation , but some teams do weird stuff around the break to get guys some work.

  46. Q says:
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    Adverb coming off the DL, yes?

    Who to drop?

    Odorizzi
    Ervin Santana
    Gee
    Lackey

    Happy break!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d lose Gee for Lee. You’re only replacing one letter so it’s super efficient as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: I’d lose Odorizzi for him

  47. A.J. says:
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    Who wins? (10 team h2h league w/ OPS, keep 4 players a year)

    Team A gets Pujols, Ellsbury
    Team B get Bautista, Pearce

    Thanks!

    • Q says:
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      @A.J.:
      A wins , not close. Pearce not for real.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      A side

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      Ellsbury

  48. Q says:
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    Philosophy question:

    So I’m holding steady at 8th place in my RCL. Lost e5 just in time for Cargo to come back. Some fluke ness for sure (tops in HR but only 5 in RBI, wtf?!?) but dead last in steals .

    Bern streaming my pants off. Good news–tops in W and K. Bad news–used about 75% of my starts already. Yikes!

    So my questions:

    A. Already dropped down to 5 SP and using MRs for ratio help, which god knows I need. Should I drop down even further to 3 or 4?
    b. Have Scherzer as my top arm. Keep him or trade him for steals/avg help and stream that spot? Target someone like Ellsbury?
    C.
    D. Any general advice to try to make a run ? I don’t quit, but looks bleak.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      A – yes, I’d consolidate the pitching, maybe trade to upgrade the quality
      B – keep Scherzer, chase steals on the wire via matchups. Some clown on this site writes a post about it every Monday afternoon
      D – hard to say without seeing your whole team, but with 2+ months left, keep making moves to improve. this is the time of year where I try to trade for the big bats in 2-for-1s and such

  49. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Father forgive for I have sinned…I started Ross both times at Coors Field and I dropped Aybar for Alcantara and you told me not too…I am a points whore father please understand.

  50. Juan says:
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    In a 12-team, H2H mixed, which of the following OFs, if any, would you give up to get Chapman in a 1-for-1: Ellsbury, Rios, Polanco, Gardner? Who, if anyone, would you give up to get Cishek in a 1-for-1? My current closers are McGee and J.Smith.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Probably Polanco or Gardner for Chapman. Not sure I’d trade a decent bat for Cishek

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @Juan: Gardner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Agree with Mike

  51. Frank White says:
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    So in my league of 10 teams only 4 get in the playoffs. In my conference the first place team is way up at 9-2 but in in 2nd tied with 3 teams tied at 5-6 and last place team is far gone. Anyway of course every week is important and we have NO DL spots in our league so with Encarnacion sidelined for at LEAST 2-4 weeks is killing me cause it leaves me with 1 less pitcher. 1- If I can’t trade him then is it worth dropping him?? Almost every team in the league is good so it’s tight games every week. 2- If not drop then what quality player do I ask for cause I’m not gonna be able to get a Freeman for him while he’s hurt?? 3- Would you trade Rios for Gee n Melky?? If not Gee would Alfredo Simon with Melky be too much?? Unless you don’t like Melky. 4- Maybe I can bundle Rios with Encarnacion but What kind of grade players would you ask for?? Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1 – yikes…I think you have to hold E5 if you can’t get anything for him

      2/3 – I’d hold Rios

      4 – I’d aim high and try to get a T20 bat or T10 arm

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Mike: your banned from this website if u drop E5 ….jusss sayn

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks buddy!!

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @Frank White: Package E5 and Rios for Miggy

    • Travis says:
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      @Frank White:
      i sent a proposal, i just ofered my longo and anibal for his edwin E5, idgaf my team is pretty solid, mesoraco, pujols, cano,beltre,hanley,harper,puig,CarGo, benching hosmer, Polanco, a. escobar,s.marte. pitching not bad, zimmerman, latos, cobb, ventura, cashner dl’d.

      i regularly post my entire team but i never say thanks, thanks to you razzball and secially grey for advice, without you my team wouldn’t be this solid, you adviced me right…
      my leonys martin for his zimmermann…
      dropped McCann for mesoraco
      added will smith instead of tazawa
      gave away my nathan for his harper (just when nathan was about to implode every ninth inning he was pitching on)
      traded my matt kemp for his S.Marte
      dropped my carl crawford for Latos on waivers
      drafted pujols when he was supposed to be drafted
      added tony watson instead of dunno remember

      thanks a lot to this website i had the fortune of know about in a mock draft. and in my first season as fantasy manager i’m leading in my 12 h2h league

      gracias grey, y saludos desde méxico!

      • Travis says:
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        @Travis:
        also, i discovered that it was better to play with just one catcher, got hanley and CarGo for Wacha, Iwakuma and andrus (when CarGo was dl’d)

  52. The Borzoi says:
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    ROS, ranking: Odorizzi, Stroman, Degrom? Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      kind of a coin flip, but that’s the order IMO. I might put deGrom ahead of Stroman since NL

  53. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Buchholz over any of these ROS in a standard points league…Minor, Cobb, Beckett, Gee or Fister…if im not mistaken Buchholz had a very good 2nd half last year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t really trust him. Maybe Minor if the wheels have indeed fallen off for him

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @my sisters friend boyfriend: No. Buchholz had a very good first half and faded at the end, but it looks like he might be bringing it back around. Lose Gee.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

      • Shawn of The Livid says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I said the same thing when I saw it. Borderline, but the ump liked it I suppose. A for effort !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  54. theBIGstank says:
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    Who would you rather have going forward?

    Chris Davis or Bryce Harper

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @theBIGstank: This season Davis…keeper Harper

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: woops not meant for you

      • Travis says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:
        srsly harper over davis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Harper in both situations, but I do think Crush will have a nice 2nd half

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @theBIGstank: Davis is done.

  55. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Who should I drop – J. Chavez or D. Jennings? I’m making a trade and I need to shed one.. I’ll have too many OF, so the obvious choice is DJ, but Chavez might not last long on that A’s staff. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I guess Jennings if you’re carrying a bench bat you don’t even need

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @FillyP: In a vacuum chavez…otherwise agree with mike

      • FillyP says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        That’s basically where I’m at. Without DJ I’ll have: Jones, Cruz, Bruce, J. Hamilton, JD Martinez and A. Gordon with 4 OF spots + UTIL. DJ would be a 2nd bench bat. Thanks guys.

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @FillyP: Agree with Mike with the caveat that it’s not always that bad to carry a couple bench bats or more. I currently have four, and that’s after I shaved it down from seven. On off days I always have positions covered, and my counting stats go up while my opponents’ sit.

  56. Ryan says:
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    I am currently in 6th place in my 20 team dynasty league. The top 8 teams make the playoffs. Losing tanaka has made me panic about my playoff chances. With Lee coming back off the dl soon, I think I can possibly still make a run at the title this year. Do you think I should look to trade for an ace or stick with what I have? A possible trade I might offer up is gattis and roark for sonny gray and wilson ramos. Is this the type of move i should be looking do?

    c stephen vogt
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b neil walker
    3b evan longoria
    ss ian desmond
    lf justin upton
    cf austin jackson
    rf oscar taveras
    util casey mcgehee
    bn kris bryant jesse winker dominic brown dl prince fielder dl carl crawford dl evan gattis

    sp garret richards
    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    rp ronald belisario
    rp jacob degrom
    rp shea simmons
    p brian wilson p marco estrada p wily peralta Bn drew pomeranz bn ryan volgesong dl masahiro tanaka

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      getting Lee off the DL for your team will be roughly the equivalent of you trading for an ace IMO

      • Ryan says:
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        @Mike: So I guess i should stay put?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          correct

        • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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          @Ryan: Mike is right. Plus, you won’t get Gray and Ramos for those two.

  57. Hondo says:
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    Outside? No way.That’s where the pizza delivery guys hang out.

  58. Finals Help says:
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    Matt Garza or Clay Buchholz?

    Evan Longoria or cliff lee?
    (i really need the pitching and not the offense but how worried are you about lee’s elbow?)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Garza…Lee if you really need an arm that badly

  59. FipFool says:
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    I’m quickly watching the playoffs slip away and need to do something…

    Can you rank this bunch of OFers ROS: Choo, AJax, Hunter, K Davis, Polanco

    And my pitching has turned into a hot mess. I have Madbum/Latos/Cobb/Porcello/Stroman/Cole on DL
    Wire has people like Duffy/Gausman available…do you prefer either of them over any I have? And who do you like more ROS Duffy or Gausman

    Thanks so much

    • FipFool says:
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      @FipFool:
      Sorry one more… I have Desmond but would like to trade him for a SP…. who would you try for Scherzer, Gray, or Hamels?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        sure, go after any of them. I’d rank them Scherzer, Hamels, Gray

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      - KDavis, Polanco, Choo/AJax of that group
      – Roll with what you have at SP
      – ROS Gausman

      • FipFool says:
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        @Mike:
        Thanks so much- where does Harper fit in to that list… I unfortunately own him too.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d put him up there with KDavis and Polanco

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d put him up there with KDavis and Polanco

  60. Steve D. says:
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    As much as I’d hate cutting Segura, I may be faced with that possibility, despite trading for him (Cole Hamels, yeah I know, one of the worst deals I’ve ever made) looking for some steals out of my middle infield slot. Everth Cabrera is available on waivers. I’m riding Lowrie now that he’s hot, so there’s no immediate need in the short term to do anything. But long term, I need speed out of that slot. Make the move and drop Segura for Cabrera?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Doesn’t sound like something you have to do today. I don’t think Cabrera will be much better than Segura anyway.

  61. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have a problem with indecision here.

    CBS league (2 catchers), Masahiro Tanaka out for 6 weeks to the rest of season, David Wright takes another shot in the shoulder.

    Here is the team…

    C – Carlos Santana, Wilin Rosario
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Eric Hosmer
    2B – Jason Kipnis, Ben Zobrist
    SS – Ian Desmond, Jean Segura
    3B – Adrian Beltre, David Wright
    OF – Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, Billy Hamilton, Alex Gordon, Alex Rios, Matt Holliday
    SP – Masahiro Tanaka, Zack Greinke, Corey Kluber, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez, Jeff Samardzija, Mike Minor, Gerrit Cole
    RP – Joe Nathan, Jonathan Papelbon, Casey Janssen

    So the question is:

    Do I drop Masahiro Tanaka (or somebody else) for Pedro Alvarez for 3B coverage or Alex Wood to semi-fix the starting pitching?

    There are other options at 3B …

    Martin Prado
    Pablo Sandoval
    Xander Bogaerts

    … but Pedro Alvarez struck me as the best option.

    The other options at SP are:

    Dan Haren
    Matt Cain
    Shelby Miller
    Yordano Ventura

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I agree Alvarez is the best bet to cover third. I’d go with Wood for pitching. In redrafts it’s probably safe to drop Tanaka if you’re in it this year and can’t DL stash

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem. I don’t envy Tanaka owners right now

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Mike:

            could be viewed as Mike-on-Mike crime
            if that advice doesn’t pan out .

          • Mike says:
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            @Mike: Should I consider dropping Tanaka for Wood and Cole for Alvarez?

            I kind of want to add both and Cole has bee na mess this year too.

            Thanks!

            Mike.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wood

              • Mike says:
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                @Grey: thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  62. jaw says:
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    in a 12 team 5×5 h2h $280 budget keeper league, i have melky for $10. is he a strong keeper at that price or should i look to trade him for win now talent?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think he’s a strong keeper, so I’d look to upgrade, yes

  63. The Borzoi says:
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    Need SP. Crazy to trade Stanton for Lester?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, I think that’s a little crazy, sorry.

  64. Jason E. from Michigan says:
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    I still like Segura over Ecab

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, I agree with you on this one

  65. Mike says:
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    Would u drop polanco for kiermeier(tam)
    Polanco looks awful….
    10 team standard
    Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      rather have Polanco

  66. Mike says:
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    ROS league, keeper. Can you please rank Brandon Belt, Wong or Alcantara? I can have 1 or 2 of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Wong, Arismendy

  67. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    So I just got offered Jay Bruce for Mike Minor in a standard points league but theres a few factors I have to take into consideration…1st im already kinda set in my OF and Utility I think with Ellsbury, Polanco,Hamilton and Big Papi..Bruce would be an upgrade over Polanco ..2nd factor..I would then have 4 Reds in my lineup Mesoraco,Frazier, Hamilton and Bruce…is that wise to do?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t worry about “stacks” in regular fantasy. I’d take Bruce

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        Who do u like outta Henderson Alvarez, Wheeler and Vargas?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Wheeler

          • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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            @Mike: thanks bro I appreciate it

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              no problem

  68. Knuckleballz says:
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    Provided CarGo (the real one) comes out strong after the break, what type of arm could I get for him? Top 10? Keeper league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, for sure. I wouldn’t take anything less

      • Knuckleballz says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks, Mike.

  69. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Rios or Gordon ROS for H2H pts leagues?
    YTD about even pts.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Rios. I got out of my Gordon share when the wrist was injured

      • the pillar & the stones says:
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        @Mike: Do you think Calhoun keeps it up? Him over Rios?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I do. It’s a toss up. I wouldn’t fault you for going with Calhoun. He’s got a nice cushy spot in front of Trout to hit from.

  70. HoJo says:
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    How long until I drop Choo for someone worth a half of cow dung?? Also wondering if Alcantra will be getiting SS eligibility in Yahoo leagues anytime soon to your knowledge? Thanks man keep up the good work!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not sure about Alky getting SS if he doesn’t already have it. He is playing 2b/Of now I believe. I really don’t understand how the sites come up with theier eligibility for rookies to be honest. it makes no sense to me. that and not having players in the pool really gets my goat.

      depends on who you’d be replacing Choo with. He’s not completely lost, but there might be better options out there via trade or FA.

  71. Teddy Heater says:
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    Cano for Richards & Scherzer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take the bat

  72. Wade boggs says:
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    In a keeper where we can only keep 4 players next year. I have 3 great keeper options and for the 4th I was going to hold into kris Bryant or Baez for next year? Haven’t been able to get any bites to trade them. I wanna drop one for a streaming spot. Which one? Baez is my impulse.

    Also thoughts on owning paxton at this point?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Paxton if you have room for him.

      I think we talked about this one last week. I’d prefer to own Baez myself, but you could definitely make a case for either. Bryant would be more polished from the start but man Baez’s power would be pretty darn sick in the infield in fantasy. Again, just my preference…both are studs.

      • Wade boggs says:
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        @Mike: thanks again.

  73. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    A few weeks ago in an 8 team 9×9 h2h each cat $ league I traded Roark for Madbum. At the time I gave a smug lol saying what a dummy. Fast forward to last week and Madbum’s 2 start implosion . His 2 starts alone cost me from being a respectable 9-9 tie to a 5-13 loss. The team I was playing was the guy who traded me Madbum. Last night I get a text beep it says still think you ripped me off lmao. ^$&^(&)_*_))(&^$$##^*&)(_+_((**&() Burned!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      crazy. this is why trade vetos are dumb haha

  74. Lville Jim says:
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    Verlander looks to be aging like C.C. did a few seasons ago.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      true, it’s not pretty

      • Lville Jim says:
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        @Mike: He seems to be transitioning from dominant starter to crafty veteran.

  75. Adam says:
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    Waving the white flag on my season. Got offered Joe Votto and Altuve for Carpenter and Pujols. Votto going to be ok next year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not sure about Votto, but Pujols is no spring chicken. I like that you’re getting Altuve though and IMO you should go for it

  76. Jon says:
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    Does Hector Rondon have a pretty good hold on the Cubs closer job or is Neil Ramirez still worth holding onto if I’m looking for saves?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      seems like it’s Rondon’s, but that is still a shaky situation and I’d hold onto Ramirez if you’re speculating

      • Jon says:
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        @Mike: thanks!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  77. Derrick says:
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    Can’t wait for the 2nd half rankings!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreed!

  78. Todd says:
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    Should I trade Sonny Gray and Adrian Gonzalez for Victor Martinez?

    The rest of my staff is Kershaw, Felix, Teheran, Kluber, Kazmir, Hahn, McHugh.

    I have Cabrera at 1B/3B, plus Chris Davis, and Arenado.

      • Todd says:
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        @Grey: Doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement. Do you think I’m okay at 1B and 3B moving forward?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Todd: Should be

          • Todd says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  79. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you trade Lee for Adrian Gonzalez straight up?
    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I might let him build up a little value and then try to get a better bat

      • Chris says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike.

        I am working on the following tardes as well. Which do you like more and in what order:
        Rios for Lee
        Bautista for Lee
        Pence for Lee
        Beltre for Lee and possible another player (low tier)

        Thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I like the Bautista and Beltre deals

  80. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Dad, when are we going to be a family again? When the Rangers win the pennant. Now shut up and eat your lima beans. And that’s me quoting the abusive Arlington trailer park Dad

  81. Alan says:
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    Cool to trade Joe Smith for Aoki in deep dynasty I am out of? 5×5 roto Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Alan: Should be able to get more. Aoki has almost no value right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: Get more

  82. SteveThePirate says:
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    Was just offered Markakis and Melancon for Jay Bruce. Should I accept, or counter for a different RP or OF?

    My other OF are Ozuna, Yelich, Myers and technically Zimmerman
    My RPs are Rodney, Giles and Davis

    His other OF are McCutchen, Byrd, Granderson
    His other RP are Jansen, Uehara

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d want Jansen for Bruce

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        @Mike: Jansen and Markakis? Or can I get a better OF too?

  83. I just traded Carlos Gomez, Matt Latos, and Mookie Betts for Justin Upton, Dustin Pedroia, and Julio Teheran. Do you think i got the better end of the deal?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      its fair. I like Gomez more than Upton, but Latos is nicked up and Betts is more keeper material

  84. Wilsonian says:
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    Quick trade question:

    I get: Shields
    I give: Doolittle

    I need some SP help, and have a decent collection of RPs. With this rotation would you accept or counter with one of my other closers:

    SP: Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Ventura, Lincecum, A.Wood, Alvarez, Quintana
    RP: Soriano, Rodney, Doolittle, Allen, Melancon

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

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wilsonian: DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you’re rotation looks fine. I think you should hold

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: @Mike: damn…conflicting responses!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Wilsonian: I just think you still have four closers without doolittle so to me shields is an upgrade over Alverez, Quintana, or Timmy so id………wait for it……………….. DO IT!………….I still love you Mike

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            haha no worries!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: that was my initial thought, too. Shields would be a definite upgrade over any of them. And I could dump one for Giles or Benoit or someone else waiting in the wings for a possible 5th closer again. I may see if he would take Melancon instead of Doolittle, just because I have a feeling that squad is in for a lot of wins in the second half.

  85. joe says:
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    drop aaron hill and pick up Wong?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  86. Derrick says:
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    Segura or Alcantara ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      flip a coin. I guess Alcantara at this point

  87. Matt says:
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    ROS: Alex Gordon or Gregory Polanco. Thanks for all the great fantasy advice!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco. I’m worried about the wrist.

  88. Greyismyhero says:
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    Happy Break to all……Yes….Jay MF Bruce, Will GD Myers, and Gyrokoff can still kiss my a!!

    One other thing… To all the LE officials and DEA…I still smoke my Mary and you can’t do a thing about it!

    Good luck to all my Razzmaniac friends in the 2nd half!!!

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I just acquired Bruce and hes gonna hit 20 homers the 2nd half

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha you too!

  89. jay says:
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    Need to drop 2 from my bench with trumbo and cargo returning….my choices are dickerson, jd martinez, holt and/or pitchers porcello, j chavez, stroman or Carlos martinez…h2h points league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      can you package a trade? there are four days to play with…

      I like Holt and CMart the least…

  90. Myron says:
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    Question for a AL Only keeper league; keep 12 major league, 4 minor league players each year. Keep until you decide to drop.

    I have Machado and someone wants him bad. I’m not keen on trading him but the other guy is from Baltimore and will probably overpay.
    For youth he has Bogaerts, Walker, Calhoun, Buxton, Kiermaier, Bundy.
    Veterans he has E5, Kazmir, Price.

    Right now we are 2 and 3 in the league. Any weigh in on what I should ask for back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Myron: Depends what you need…. I’d want Price or Edwin and a young player back…

  91. Booney's Wheelhouse says:
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    Need to drop one so as to bring Trumbo off of the DL. Please pick (2) worthy drops:

    Hiroki Kuroda, Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Bauer, Phil Hughes…if need be I could drop either Gregory Polanco, Khris Davis or George Springer but I would rather hold onto my young stud hitters

    Thank you for your time. Go Mariners!!

  92. KING TROUT says:
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    Good day Grey,

    My Team is provided below. I have three questions.
    1. Drop Danny Santana when he returns from DL?
    2. My Pitching Strategy is to win saves, runs, walks and whip(My Batting Lineup is sick). I am employing 6 relief pitchers + Kershaw+ 1 more start based on matchups to get to minimum 27 innings. Are my pitching assets good enough to employ this strategy? Any suggestions for improvement? Thanks.

    Batting: R, HR, RBI, SF, SB, TB, AVG, OBP
    Pitching: IP, W, CG, SV, ER, BB, K, WHIP
    C: Vogt
    IB: GOLDY
    2B: CANO
    SS: Mookie Betts
    3B: BELTRE
    LF: TROUT
    CF: McCUTCHEN
    RF: Holt
    UTIL: RIZZO
    SP: KERSHAW
    SP: Mejia
    SP: Britton
    RP: MELANCON
    RP: Cody Allen
    P: Casilla
    P: K. Giles
    BENCH: Porcello
    BENCH: Ventura
    BENCH: CMART
    BENCH: Heaney
    BENCH: A.BRADLEY
    DL: A. GARICA
    DL: Cuddyer
    DL: Danny Santana
    DL: J.FERNANDEZ

    • KING TROUT says:
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      I am in a 16 team league.

    • Matt says:
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      @KING TROUT: Do you have other people in your league? How do you have J. Fernandez, Kershaw, Trout, Beltre, Goldschmidt, McCutch, all on the same team?

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Matt: you forgot cano & rizzo also lol

      • KING TROUT says:
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        This Team built over last three seasons. Last year keeper rules were any three bats and three pitchers. We are allowed to trade draft picks. I am in a competitive league with above average managers. I pick up, develop and trade. Trout ( the greatest player ever) helps a lot.

        • KING TROUT says:
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          I made three sick trades this year:

          1. When Kershaw went down, I scared a manager and took the following risk: hanley + Jfer for Kershaw and Cutch.

          2. When Jfer went down, I traded again, my Puig +Liriano for Goldy and Cuddyer.

          3. I traded my Blackmon+Stroman for Beltre.

          But going forward, new keeper rules are any players within $100 keeper budget. Players ranked 1-10 =$40…>200=$1. So, next year going to keep Trout and Cutch, hoping my prospects are ranked above 200 so keep them at $1.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      team looks solid and you seem to have plenty of decent RP

      yes, you could afford to drop Santana

  93. Hondo says:
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    Drafted Sucking Santana and Rotten Rosario(whose glass ass I gave up on) for catcher,picked up Ramos(love his glass ass too but he bats 8th in a NL lineup).
    Finally,I picked up Vogt.
    This is a 12 team H2h,10X10 one catcher league,so this is ridiculous.

    I’m in 3rd place and don’t like it.

    Can you rank these guys?I only need one( maybe 2 if Vogt will get PT and not suck at OF) I’ve got to find a power bat and open a streaming spot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still like Rosario personally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Agree with Mike

  94. Bye Felicia says:
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    Would I be nuts to trade longo for Samarjzzzaa or Arietta?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have Longo

    • KING TROUT says:
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      Depends on team needs. Who is your replacement for Longo? I think one for one you can do better. Bats are more valuable than pitchers.

  95. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Gentlemen of Razzball,
    Thank you in advance for making me realize that i am not the only baseball freak in the world! It’s pretty lonely, yet addictive to count stats.

    Couple of questions:
    1. CI- Napoli or Seager ROS? Looking for BA, RBI and HR…
    2.OF- Dickerson or Polanco? Playing time and BA, rbi, hr, sb?

    And last but not least, who is an under owned solid sleeper (batter) for the 2nd half? (Like Brantly or Blackmon for the first half)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Seager
      2. Dickerson but it’s a coin flip IMO
      3. How about Ruggiano

  96. seph meier says:
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    Any chance neftali Feliz would be next in line for saves in Texas if Soria gets moved?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, I think there’s a good chance he’s be the guy

  97. joe says:
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    james jones or dyson for steals? jones hasn’t attempted a SB since forever and I’m worried about dyson’s playing time

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Dyson at the moment, I’d go with Jones ROS

  98. frank says:
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    WONGO TONGO!

  99. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    ROS in a 16-team league that counts Ks and K/9 (I don’t know why):

    Francisco Liriano
    AJ Burnett
    Rick Porcello
    Tim Lincecum

    Who do you drop?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d drop Liriano of that group

  100. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Trade Alex Gordon for Utley? Format is 4 OF + UTIL and I have Jones, Cruz, Bruce, J. Hamilton and J.D. Martinez. Gordon is a bench player at the moment. Utley would replace La Stella at MI. Or should I make a move for someone else?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, sounds good

  101. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Moss and Hudson for Iwakuma and Chisenhall

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Moss side

  102. Jose says:
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    Are we keeping the faith on Aaron Hill for the second half? Or would you drop him for Gennett, Walker, Lowrie, Infante, or Mercer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker

  103. smegma says:
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    2 questions:

    A.Cab or A.Escobar ROS for a Segura fill in?

    Frazier/Anibal/Segura for Miggy/Dee Gordon (he also has Reyes if he’s a better SS target)?

    non keeper points league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Escobar

      Miggy side

  104. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    Springer/A. Sanchez for Kemp/ King Felix.. << Too far in favor on the Felix side?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s a bit lopsided to the Felix side, but not awful

  105. Alan says:
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    Think Liriano will ever have it again? What happened??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I have no idea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: His walks are out of control so it could be a mechanics issue

  106. Fratstar says:
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    Yadier worth a dl stash?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  107. Paul says:
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    Thinking of dropping 1 of my 4 closers (K-Rod, Doolittle, Smith, Casilla) for Betances, primarily for the ratio help but also if the Yanks move DRob in the next week or 2. Which (if any) do you drop for Betances?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I guess Smith or Casilla. Probably Smith

      • Paul says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. Smith has been lights out, and I’m a sucker for the sidearm, but it’s really looking like the Angels are doing pretty much everything they can to replace him by 7/31…

  108. Steve says:
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    Longo or Rendon ROS??
    Thx

  109. Miggy Banks says:
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    Wong or Kendrick ROS in a league that includes OPS?

  110. Carnac says:
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    Baez with a monster, 2 run, opposite field homer in last night’s Future’s Games. In Homerfree stadium. Love, love, love the power.

    Also, Iove his 20 SB last year. Even with his April-May struggles this year, he has 15 SB in 248 PAs. *Borat voice* Very nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: Haha…Booyakasha!

  111. Steve says:
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    Got an offer for my Felix H
    Do I take Puig or Adam jones?
    10 team standard
    Thx

  112. de nachos says:
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    For a second half call up I’m not excited about, Maikel Franco. Despite Ashe’s moderate hitting, the drum beat continues for the Phillies to call him up – but as a platoon for Howard at 1st. He just made his second straight appearance in the Futures game. Wonder if he’ll join the ranks of former Phils “futures” like Greg Golson, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, and Lou Marson. This post is very Negadelphian of me. Now, in the unlikely event that Utley gets traded and Ashe slides to second, I’m paying a modicum of attention.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Yeah, wouldn’t surprise me, his numbers haven’t been that exciting to me

  113. John says:
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    Darn Cmart, all the talen think he just needs innings experience. Anyhow last flier upside arm SP spot for me Twalker Cmart Honestly I think im going to look elsewhere and just keep tabs on these guys. Ill hold cmart until I find solution. Here is some blurb about Walkers last start, looks like he will need to dominate in order to be back up soon.

    “I guess I see things differently than most people,” McClendon said. “I don’t see that as a good outing. Five innings, 83 pitches and one strikeout, that’s not a good outing to me. And I’m not trying to bash the kid.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140713&content_id=84528934&notebook_id=84529160&vkey=notebook_sea&c_id=sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Thanks for the info!

  114. Joe says:
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    Just got offered the trade, but trying to decide whether the minor league kicker should be Carlos Rodon or Jameson Taillon. One’s yet to pitch in the minors and the other is recovering from TJ, any thoughts out there?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Joe: Taillon

  115. Plumbing4 says:
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    Pujols and Bogaerts for Starlin Castro and Frazier. I’m not sure I can get this done, but thoughts.

    Pujols for Jose Abreu straight up? I know I could trade Harper, Jones or Stanton for Abreu and maybe Goldy (the owner of Abreu also has Goldy so he would probably part with one for an OF)

    Unfortunately I had an opportunity the first week of the season to trade Marte for Abreu. Definitely regretting that choice right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Plumbing4: I’d want Abreu…Frazier/Castro side, it’s fair

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @Plumbing4: I offered my Pujos for Abreu straight up this morning and the owner declined it within 5 minutes with no counter offer. I hope his 7th place a$$ rots in fantasy baseball non playoff hell this season.

      #notbitter

  116. John says:
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    followup
    cmart
    despaigne
    odorizzi think odorizzi here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Followup to what?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha

    • John says:
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      @John: which one of these?

  117. King Trout says:
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    Whenever a batter gets on first base. He and the first baseman are always chatting it up. Like their buddy-buddy. I just wanna know, what are they talking about? Do opposing teams party together after the game?

  118. Derek says:
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    Trade Verlander for Buchholz? Who has more upside for the 2nd half? I’m trying to dig myself out of last place and maybe sneak into the playoffs. We all can dream big right?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Derek: Hold

  119. Matty says:
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    On your advice I just shipped Longo and Anibal for Donaldson and Gee. Like to think I won that one.

    Currently sitting on Kinsler, Arismendy, and Wong. Would Kinsler for Segura be a worthwhile risk given the recent unfortunate events? Should I expect an upgrade of a few draft positions as a sweetener?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: I’d want more

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        That was my thought given the uncertainty. I am running away with the league as it stands. I may try for a high round pick next year and figure on rookie nookie 2B and some combination of Segura, Baez, and Aybar working out for me this year.

        A roster built around the principles of Grey Albright with the bonus of Trout as a late round keeper affords me the luxury to take some risks, thanks for the great season so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  120. Moscowitz says:
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    1- please rank Teheran, Cobb, Bailey, Anibal, Hammel ROS
    2- Drop Andrus for Arismendy? I own Andrus and i simply dont see him turn it around this season. That lineup seems to make them all gear down considerably.

    Thanks a bunch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz: 1. I’ll rank tomorrow 2. Eh

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yes …Keep the suspense going….this is how i would rank them…..Number 1…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Actually: 1.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: ha

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: I am excited to say the least. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Points league

    My Heyward/Melancon for Wainwright. That would leave me with Tavaras in last OF spot.
    or
    Cutch/Melancon for Wain/Werth
    or
    Heyward/Shark

    I obviously need pitching. Thanks.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        OR…. would you rather have

        Cutch/ Melancon or JDMartinz/Teheran

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cutch side

    • @Chicken Dinner: I think this is the best trade for you:

      Heyward/Melancon for Wainwright

      Cutch is too much too give up for an SP..

  122. golfnut says:
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    Coghlan or Alcantara?

  123. JeF With 1 F says:
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    WET TAIL!!!!!!!!!
    why not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: But your still here so i didnt think that mattered

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: it was a question not a statement, I still don’t get wet tail?

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @J-FOH: Im kidding with you…..wet tail is Diahrea…i was busting Greys balls about a glossary term from a few weeks ago

            • J-FOH says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: thats nasty, stop wet tailing all over the comments ;)

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

  124. John says:
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    oops…. which one for now second half hold onto the hope upside or go with the the guys already doing solid job? Odorizzi have innings limit this year?

    odorizzi
    despaigne
    Cmart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: despaigne is 2nd though.

  125. If I can get Cliff Lee on the cheap in my 10 team H2H weekly points league, do I trade for him..

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: sure..what is on the cheap though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • @Grey: Morales for 3 years, plus my 3rd and 4th round picks for 2015 for Lee for 3 years…Do it?

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: id try to only give up the one draft pick but if you think lee can put you over the top, id DO IT

            • @JeF With 1 F: I was looking good until I lost Tanaka, CJ W, and even Latos is dinged up…I think I could use 1 more top guy, just worried about Lee’s elbow..

            • @JeF With 1 F: Here is the staff as of now:

              Dickey, R.A.
              Fister, Doug
              Gallardo, Yovani
              Kennedy, Ian
              Latos, Mat
              Liriano, Francisco
              Sale, Chris
              Shields, James
              Strasburg, Stephen
              Ventura, Yordano

              Bench (P)
              Paxton, James
              Salazar, Danny
              Verlander, Justin
              Tanaka, Masahiro
              Wilson, C.J.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  126. mighty maicer says:
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    Bigger impact SP ROS – Bauer or Gausman?

  127. jaw says:
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    in a 12 team 5×5 h2h $280 auction keeper, is machado worth keeping at $15 (20% annual inflation each year) or should i look to trade him for upgrades this year (currently in third)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s worth $15

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey: as in hes worth around $15 in a draft next year or hes well worth keeping at $15?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s worth keeping for $15

  128. Jimbo Jone says:
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    12 Team 3-Keeper League. I have Wainright as a keeper right now (that’s it). No chance in hell at a title.

    Send: Pujols, Bruce, Seager
    for: Napoli, Votto, Bautista, Gallordo

    Discuss….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Jimbo Jone says:
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        @Grey: and keep who for next year? Pujols over Votto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  129. Cram It says:
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    Rios and Holt too mcuh for Jordan Zimmermann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s just fair after his biceps strain

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I was not aware of that. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  130. mighty maicer says:
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    One more – hold on to Cron or Singleton? Not loving Cron’s pt but Singleton’s been putrid.

  131. pickleball says:
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    i followed your advice-like always- and picked up arismendy. you saying he could be a trap keeper? as in, dont keep him, sell him to someone else with the false hope?

    also. if IAN kennedy goes to the angels, is he a pickup over alex wood?

    thanks

    • @pickleball: In a redraft, I would look to trade the Cubbie, I would hold Wood..Ian going back to the AL might not be the best thing for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy doesn’t get better leaving Petco and the NL West

  132. ERad says:
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    Anyone seen Anibal’s strikeouts?

  133. pick 3, H2H weekly points 10 team ROS:

    Liriano, Duffy, McCarthy, D.Salazar, Gibson, De La Rosa, Hutch, Eovaldi, De Grom, Cosart

    cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re streamers

      • @Grey: lol, I knew that..but lets just say I had to pick the top 3, who would you like out of those 3 to have the most upside, ROS..thanks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Hutch, Eovaldi

  134. Greg Meltzer says:
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    I’m in a 12 team keeper league and I’m finally in contention this year to make the playoffs. Should I trade Wacha and a 3rd rounder for next year to receive Cueto/Fernando Rodney/8th rounder?

  135. K_Rich21 says:
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    10 team h2h points, no keepers, which side do you like better….

    A) Sale and Springer
    B) Trout

    The team with Sale is loaded at pitcher – Cueto, darvish, sale, latos, lee, ryu, ross….

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @K_Rich21: you can add another player in the top 50 and i still want trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  136. can't fight fate says:
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    12 team H2H, would you hold Feliz and Giles until Soria and Pap get traded? My current closers are DooLitle, Chapman and Holland, but assuming both get traded, I would have some people to bargain with. And do you think Feliz will take over if Soria gets traded? Has not been that spectacular in relief. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. Rondelio says:
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    Should I add Wong for Murphy or Pedroia ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  138. I want abreu says:
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    Thoughts on trading away Bautista and Cobb for abreu? It’s a keeper and id be getting abreu as a 9th rounder next year. Bautista would have been a 4th rounder next year.

    I also know this guy really wants my Harvey who I have stashed as an 11th rounder next year. Would pairing Bautista with Harvey be giving him too much ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu

      • I want abreu says:
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        @Grey: he offered me abreu for my sonny grey and like Calhoun. Calhoun is a possible keeper as an 11th rounder next year but I have to take abreu right?

        • I want abreu says:
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          @I want abreu: i meant to add, would unearthed give up Calhoun and grey or Bautista and Cobb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  139. life happens says:
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    springer late round or felix for a 2nd both for the next 3 years.. in a H2H pitcher premium move limit obp ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  140. Eric S Bateman says:
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    12 team HTH currently in 6th place but only 13 games out of 1st. Looking for the best 2nd half SP to add to my roster: deGrom, Eovaldi, Salazar, Heaney, Volquez, Bradley, Gibson; not a lot of other choices guys like McCallister, De La Rosa, etc.
    Current SP Staff:
    Bailey
    Iwakuma
    Ventura
    Shields
    Kennedy
    Kluber
    Cobb
    Paxton (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re streamers… Eovaldi

      • Eric S Bateman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks I was leaning towards Eovaldi or deGrom but was still clinging to the hope that Salazar would bounce back.

  141. smegma says:
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    Reyes or Dee Gordon ROS? Gordon is playing very well but not sure he can sustain his 1st half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  142. LightBlack says:
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    Hey Grey,

    This is my staff(not that staff! Get your mind out of the gutter!)

    Darvish
    Sale
    Strasburg
    Kluber
    Kazmir
    Porcello
    Wheeler
    Chavez

    Perkins
    Soria
    Giles
    Grilli

    Was just offered Casilla for Porcello: Ya or Nay. We play 3 three RP and since Frieri was jettisoned I’ve been in desperate need of another RP. Is grilli and Giles enough to not trade for a RP, could one of them emerge and make life easier for me?

    Also I was turned down for my Kazmir for A.Jones, and Marte/Wheeler for Puig. Gordon,Harper,Marte,Eaton,Cuddyer,Jackson,Morse make up my of corps, I need to add a guy as you can see. Thinking of trying to target a good OF(HR) with a Gordon/Kazmir or even Marte/Kazmir package. Any reasonable targets you can rec’. As always I appreciate it.

    I feel if I can add another solid OF with power and another solid RP my team will be set fro the stretch. Rizzo,Goldy,Lucroy,Ortiz,Dozier,Rendon have been holding down camp so far for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Casilla… Maybe Kemp?

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:

        Sweet thank you. I took the offer.

        Dickerson and Gomez are a couple guys I have targeted. What combo of Gordon/Kazmir or solo would be a better get to you? Ie.

        Gomez for both
        Dickerson for both
        Gomez for one..etc

        I’m really worried abotu having Wheeler,Chavez and Kazmir all having innings limits by playoff time. Trying to get what I can now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gomez for both

          • LightBlack says:
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            @Grey:

            Well shot over the offer for Gomez. Couple other guys I noticed like Calhoun I might target next or big with something like CarGo. Thanks for the input as always Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  143. LightBlack says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP btw

  144. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    I like a J-Lo sized butt and I picked up Gillaspie…I can’t be the only one.

    In a 12 team dynasty keep 16 is Longo or Seager + Adams + a prospect too much to give up for a 3-4 player package headlined by Taveras + Bryant ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if you’re not playing for this year

      • ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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        @Grey: I’m out of it

        • ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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          @ReleasetheMcKracken: Im out of contention and I’d potentially be receiving the Taveras/Bryant side. Thanks!

  145. J-FOH says:
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    I’m liking Alcantara a lot from the few at bats I’ve seen and have to wonder if the Cubs try and flip Castro before the deadline. They need to re-stock the pitching cupboard and I can only imagine him going back into tank made and become the NL equivalent of Alexi Ramirez who shows up every couple of years, fantasy wise.

    I call Arismendy Alcantara little spider. He’s a little f**king gangsta!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @J-FOH: Perfect fit with the Mets…Mets have pleanty of pitching and are desperate for a SS

      • J-FOH says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Flores isn’t bad if they would stop jerking him around. Collins sucks as a manager. I think the cubs would want Noah and that’s not going to happen. I would ship Wheeler if i was the Mets

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: Yea if i had to pick wheeler or noah it would be wheeler to go…i agree with you on Flores…i like him….im hoping maybe they can do something with Gee and degrom or something like that….But this is my Mets and they are prolly OK with tejada

          • J-FOH says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: mets are my second team so I have some investment. You live in ny?

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @J-FOH: yea..long island

  146. Jon says:
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    I’m in a keeper and I’m looking closely at my roster. Who are the bottom 4 (guys you like LEAST) from this group ROS+next year?

    Kemp, Jennings, Lawrie, Odor, Victorino, Keuchel, Porcello, Eovaldi, Kuroda, Jesse Chavez, Neil Ramirez

    • Jon says:
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      (iow if I had to cut 4 guys today regardless of position, who would they be?)

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jon: Victorino, Kuroda, Ramirez, Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino, Keuchel, Neil Ramirez, Kuroda

  147. another day another question says:
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    ROS…of- Kemp, Granderson, Byrd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  148. Travis says:
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    i hope this shizz to pass through moderation, ’cause i coppied pasted my post ’cause it was a reply but this goes here for you guys to see it.

    i sent a proposal, i just ofered my longo and anibal for his edwin E5, idgaf my team is pretty solid, mesoraco, pujols, cano,beltre,hanley,harper,puig,CarGo, benching hosmer, Polanco, a. escobar,s.marte. pitching not bad, zimmerman, latos, cobb, ventura, cashner dl’d.

    i regularly post my entire team but i never say thanks, thanks to you razzball and secially grey for advice, without you my team wouldn’t be this solid, you adviced me right…
    my leonys martin for his zimmermann…
    dropped McCann for mesoraco
    added will smith instead of tazawa
    gave away my nathan for his harper (just when nathan was about to implode every ninth inning he was pitching on)
    traded my matt kemp for his S.Marte
    dropped my carl crawford for Latos on waivers
    drafted pujols when he was supposed to be drafted
    added tony watson instead of dunno remember
    also, also you taught me that it was better to play with just one catcher,
    got hanley and CarGo for Wacha, Iwakuma and andrus (when CarGo was dl’d)

    some of the trades i didn’t consult you in order to accept/propose ‘em, but by watching every post daily i know the value of the hitters and pitchers, srsly this is the best website in fantasy advice (i’ve read others)

    thanks a lot to this website, i had the fortune of know about it in a mock draft. and in my first season as fantasy manager i’m leading in my 12 h2h league

    gracias grey, y saludos desde méxico!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, no problem

  149. kev says:
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    is kolten wong better than scooter bennett?

    is yan gomes better than willin rosario?

    who should i drop for a stream spot, lincecum or alex wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, no, Lincecum

  150. Spring Blake says:
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    Drop Cron or Singleton to capitalize on the extra start limit after the break, have trumbo back and e^2 on the DL so I think owning both is a bit excessive.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  151. PaulieD says:
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    Just traded my Bumgarner and Eovaldi for David Price. Did I overpay?

    It’s a weekly, 14 team, points-based league where you get monster points for CGs, CGSHOs, No Hitters and Perfectos. Also, not a whole lot of FA pitching as the key to winning is to have all 2 start pitchers.

    I needed to free up a spot with Gee coming off the DL. So if I don’t make this deal I have to cut either Gee or Wei-Yen Chen (certainly not All-Stars but again, pitching is pretty valuable).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  152. Jack says:
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    What happens with Alcantara after the break? Wondering if I should drop Jhonny Peralta for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Jhonny

  153. Alan says:
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    Latos a good target for anibal?

    • Alan says:
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      @Alan: and/or Ryu?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Either… Latos first

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Alan: I might lean Ryu as it seems Latos has a bit of an injury bug currently. Ryu was hurt earlier in the year but seems okay now, he imploded against detroit, so he might be a bit cheap for anibal straight up, depends on the league/owner though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. J-FOH says:
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    Without rosterbating my OCD is looking for new outlets. I got stuck at the light switch for about a half hour this morning and dont get me started with how long it took to comb my hair. Im expecting a shaved head by Wednesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  155. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Trade Alex Gordon (or J.D. Martinez) + Porcello for Garrett Richards? Might need to dangle JD to get the deal done..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Gordon/JD straight up for Richards?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  156. David says:
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    keeper for next year, OPS league. 5×5 roto.

    Dozier
    Singleton
    Frazier

    Assuming no concerns with their keeper value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

      • David says:
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        question was who would you keep?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @David: Frazier

  157. Moscowitz says:
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    Who is gonna have the most SBs after all is said and done?
    Alcantara, Andrus or Wong?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantara

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: And this is why i was asking if i should drop Andrus for Alcantara. I own Andrus and i actually just need him to steal bags but he is not doing it the way i expected him to do. so again, is it really such a big sin to drop him for Arismendy if your main priority is SBs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arismendy could not have a job in 10 days and then you won’t have a SS

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: Well SS is occupied by Rollins. I am searching for a better MI than Andrus. If Arismendy doesnt pan out i could go over to Wong. Its a shallow 8 team league. A lot of good players are on waivers and remain there for a long time.

  158. Leeroy Jenkins says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m trying to make a move with a record of 7-7, trying to get into contention for a playoff birth in september,

    H2h 10 Team Points/ CBS
    I just traded Jose Bautista straight across for Tulowitzki.
    I have received another trade offer where…
    I get: Cliff Lee and Alcantara
    I give: Matt Carpenter

    My team currently looks like….

    Vogt
    Abreu
    Carpenter
    Machado
    Tulowitzki
    OF: McCutchen
    JD Martinez
    George Springer/Ryan Zimmerman
    Util: Ian Desmond
    Pitching:
    Darvish
    Richards
    Walker
    Leake
    Hahn
    Locke
    RP:
    Rosenthal
    Joe Smith

    If you were me, would you trade Carpenter for Lee and Alcantara to boost my pitching and take a chance on a young Cubby at second, or stand pat with Carpenter to insure my middle infield.

    thanks for advice in advance mate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for you

  159. TJ says:
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    I just took over as a replacement manager in a keepers league. Team has some pretty nice assets and I’m looking to sell sell sell and pick up some keepers for next year.

    Someone just offered me Bautista/Verlander for Ellsbury/Chapman

    Which side do you like? Not a huge fan for Ellsbury (especially after he was this teams first rounder) and Chapman come in as the 7th pick so that’s definitely a nice spot if I want to keep him.

    Bautista and Verlander seem like the better option for the remainder of the season, I’m just not sure on the future for next season. Bautista would end up being a keeper, but is it better than Chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  160. kev says:
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    one more question,

    is jenrry mejia worth holding on to as a 3rd closer instead of a streaming spot? my league only allows two RP slots per team, but mejia has SP eligibility, so it gives me an extra closer over all my opponents, which is a nice advantage. but it means losing a stream spot or lincy/wood. i already have chapman and santiago casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  161. terracool says:
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    Where is Arrieta as trade guy? What kind of MI can I target? Is he worth a 4-5 ranked MI (either spot) straight up, or do I need to add something to get that? Or is straight up over paying if Arrieta turns into Sharklet ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what the other person thinks of him

  162. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Would you buy low on Pedroia for next season? I am speculating on offering my Cano for Pedroia and Bruce. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Bruce’s also a keeper there, not good if you’re only interested in Pedroia

  163. henncoop says:
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    got sent 2 trade offers:
    1. 12 team roto with daily lineups ….solidly in 3rd place
    was offered A Snachez & Alvarez for my Frazier & Despaigne
    I of course feel this in not nearly enough. The question would be whether to counter offer with Wainwright or Scherzer instead of Sanchez?? I have Brock & Moustakas as 3B options as well but I see little else he could afford to part with except for possibly a solid closer. So would Frazier & Despaigne for Wainwrigt or Scherzer & Alvarez still be too much?

    2. 14 team roto with daily lineups ….just few points out of the $$ in 5th place
    Was offered McGee for Gardner.
    I have Street as my only closer currently with hopes on Giles. I somehow happen to be tied for 6th in a 14 team league in Saves. But my OF is also thin with Gardner, Fuld (latest plug-in), Joyce, Kiermaier, Trumbo, Arcia & the oft injured Crisp as well as multi-positional Harrison who seems to be losing playing time.
    Hold Gardner & hope on Giles; looking for saves elsewhere? or make the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Take Scherzer or Waino 2. Get cheaper saves

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey …countered asking for Wainwright. My current staff is decent enough & I am -10 pace with 90 starts left in this 200 start limit league. Current staff is Sale, Hamels, Gio, Klber, Hammel, Cobb, C-Mart, & Despaigne.
        Probably OK without the trade but the trade is worth the loss of Frazier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know, depends what your team needs

          • henncoop says:
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            @Grey: If the trade is rejected it is a moot point
            BUT currently 1st in Hitting overall carried by tied for 1st in Steals & 1st in Runs; 3rd in AVG; 5th in RBIs & lagging 8th in HRs
            Pitching in 4th overall: 3rd in ERA & WHIP; 8th in Saves; 9th in Wins & 5th in Ks. Both Ks & Wins should be helped by having 90 starts left ….more then anyone else in the league.
            Seems giving up Frazier hurts me most in Avg & Steals while Wainwright would be a nice add to any SP staff & would help across the board except saves.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who becomes your 3rd baseman?

              • henncoop says:
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                @Grey: He gives me Alvarez in the trade plus I have Brock & Moustakas to be used at 3rd, CI, or Utility (as well as Pujols)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds fine if you’re going for the win this year

  164. Nucking Futz says:
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    You’re My Boy, Grey!
    Kershw/Frazier or Trout/Napoli?

    • Nucking Futz says:
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      @Nucking Futz: Btw, I am still in 10th in batting and 1st in pitching categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  165. grif says:
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    Grey,
    In a 12 team mixed dynasty, which pitcher do you like better long term: Stroman or Shelby Miller?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @grif: stroman…he went to my high school so I have to pick him

  166. questions questions says:
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    Bryce harper and Cliff Lee for Andrew McCutchen and Dallas Keuchel

    Which side?

  167. Hans says:
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    Current rotation of Teheran, Sanchez, Arrieta, Bailey and Alex Wood

    Trade Pujols and Arrieta for Bum? Should I expect a better pitcher for Pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a better SP

    • Travis says:
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      @Hans:

      i think pujols side, even without arrieta pujols is getting hot and he has delibered good numbers so far.

      get cheapper pitching.

  168. Travis says:
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    who is more ownable tyson ross or ian kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  169. jef with 1 f says:
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    Have a feeling Stanton puts on a show tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe it’ll work as a reverse jinx and get him going in the season too…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: i don’t own him anywhere so I’d take the show and the jinx at the same time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer the show and no jinx… Too bad Billy Butler’s not in the Derby, would’ve been nice to see some ground outs to 2nd

  170. john m says:
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    Grey- Which side do you like better? Keeper league.

    My Gray, Buxton, Wil Myers, W. Castillo for his H. Bailey, CarGo, W. Rosario and Reyes.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you playing for this year?

      • jg21 says:
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        @Grey: yes am in first right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t tell if this is spam

          • jg21 says:
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            @Grey: LOL no. Buxton can’t be kept unless he plays before september 1st

          • jg21 says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: LOL no. Buxton can’t be kept unless he plays before september 1st. No brainer right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  171. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    If you have Wilin Rosario and Yan Gomes and Mauer is on the wire, do you drop either for him?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: That might not make sense – I have the first two, the third is on the wire.

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Mike: is it a 2 catcher league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  172. !!! says:
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    Utley or KWong
    Redraft, 7-CAT Offernse, Normal 5 + OBP & Ks.
    Utley stopped slumping the moment I started thinking of dropping him.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @!!!: I’d stick with Utley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  173. Sky

    Sky says:
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    This is what happens in Russia when Fantasy Baseball is on All-Star Break

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Ryuken!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Zangief really let himself go!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A real slob, indeed

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Sky: great how he answers his phone at the end

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I love the sand to the eye trick the guy on the ground tries with no success. I’m guessing he put more dirt in his own eye than the guy holding him by the neck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I invented that trick

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I think I saw you doing that at the Playboy mansion. I’m glad they didn’t kick you out!

            You should listen to the radio show today. I got the CarGo trivia like WAAAAAYYYY wrong. Can’t say any more than that. No spoilers!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, will listen in a few

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should’ve pointed out to Nick that you’re both right…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                HA

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              On my phone

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: get the You Tube app

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I have it, but I’m opening comments in the WordPress app and it’s not easy to transfer… Boomhauer!

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Sky: Ha ha..funny shit

  174. J-FOH says:
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    @jef with 1 f: do you go to games?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @J-FOH: yea I go to a few a year..I got small kids so hard to get away a lot

      • J-FOH says:
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        @jef with 1 f: I might need a favor from you.

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @J-FOH: as long as it’s not sexual

          • J-FOH says:
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            @jef with 1 f: no, but i’ll send you naked pictures if you DO IT!

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @J-FOH: I’m out lol

              • J-FOH says:
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                @jef with 1 f: I didn’t say of me

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @J-FOH: Grey?? I’m still out

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @J-FOH: eh

  175. C.O.C says:
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    In one league, Neil Walker is my 2B and Wong is available….r.o.s. who should I roll with? Also, in another league, Pedroia is my 2B, and Lowrie is available….same question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • C.O.C says:
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      @C.O.C: I should also mention that steals are not a concern in either situation I’m asking about… strictly power numbers and counting stats…

  176. anarchy burger says:
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    hey guys—

    i havent read through all the comments so this might have been brought up but who is gonna win the hr derby???

    here are the odds

    adam jones 12-1
    dozier 12-1
    giancarlo 2.5-1
    j bautista 5-1
    donaldson 10-1
    morneau 12-1
    frazier 12-1
    tulo 6.5-1
    puig 5.5-1
    cespedes 2.8-1

    i know u dont gamble grey (smart man) so if u put up 1 you get 12 if frazier wins as an example.

    whos the best value???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @anarchy burger: id ove to see Frazier win it…but I like Jones getting 12-1

  177. Hans says:
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    I just can’t wait for tomorrow…can you rank Braun, Pujols, Stanton resy of season?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Hans: give em a little foreplay grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomorrow

      • Hans says:
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        @Grey: what a tease! I got excited when I saw your reply.

  178. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Enjoy the derby folks. Prayer group to hope your studs come out healthy. Someone bound to go down with a wrist or shoulder issue (cespedes last yr).

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @jef with 1 f: yep- he’s on my team. As is Donaldson. I may have to try to trade him before this shit starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For serious

  179. Mike says:
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    Just made a couple of big trades
    I traded Altuve,Rosenthal,melancon,Laroche and Felix and got back
    Kluber,Richards,Calhoun,and Puig
    I had plenty of saves and steals.
    I have Mourneau and Hosmer for 1b
    Have Wong and Kipnis to fill in for Altuve..
    Thoughts?
    Thx!

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Mike: I like it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  180. Pat says:
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    You had Anibel in your sell column, would you trade him for Sonny Grey? Is that a wash or should I aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gray

  181. Hometown Hero says:
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    I’m in a 12 team AL only league and have been offered either Shane Victorino or Matt Joyce as part of a trade. Who do you think will put up the better numbers the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  182. goodfold2 says:
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    it was stupid enough to even have jeter on all star team, but now they’re gonna bat him lead off? freakin joke.

    • Robby D says:
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      @goodfold2:
      Maybe this way they pinch run for him and don’t have to suffer through him playing the field either.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Robby D: still waste an at bat from the lead off spot. be funny if a ball he misses makes them lose the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  183. SteveNZ says:
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    Jamie Moyer – “Man, these HR Derby pitchers throw so damn hard”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • de nachos says:
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      @SteveNZ: LOL (for realz)

  184. goodfold2 says:
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    my minor league bidding process in 30 team league is going crazy some teams have sold off near entire roster (if contracts died after this year esp) and one team has 97/100 million to spend. he’s already committed 91 mil to these 6 severino P NYY/o’brien C NYY/Coyle MI BOS/ ramsey OF STL/refsnyder MI NYY/diaz MI STL. i can just throw beltran away to grab another 13 million. i want 1 or more of
    Pompey/Drury/Refsnyder/Voth
    and some of Solorzano/Urena/Rua
    i could go completely crazy and throw this season down the toliet and drop kuroda/ervin to pickup another 21.2 mil, that would set me at around 59 mil total. if you leave the players you win on active roster till end of season, they’re contracts revert back to rookie 400 K for years deals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask the minor league guy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i did, that’s where i got the rankings for those guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  185. Maxi says:
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    What do you think is a reasonable SS comparison for Gerrit Cole. I’m starting Betts right now, and he’s not getting enough playing time, praying Brock Holt becomes SS elgible in Y! leagues.

    I was offered Jed Lowrie for Cole straight up in a 12 team keeper league. My potential keepers (pick 5) ATM are Grande Dolor, Gray, Stroman, Cole, Cespedes, Singleton, Betts, Wong, Arismendy, Holt, and Avisail chillin’ on the DL. I’m sitting in 2nd place and need to make moves and before the deadline.

    Appreciate it and much all-star love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a good deal

      • Maxi says:
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        @Grey: Totally agree, but what type of SS can Cole get? Reyes/Desmond/Castro range?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d at least try for that range

  186. Robby D says:
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    Any the hoos… Tristan Cockroft put out his top 250 going forward, and apparently the only thing missing from it was any lessons learned from the first half.

    One that left me shaking my head:

    Rank 226: Joe Mauer

    Rank 240: Marcell Ozuna

    WTF? Ozuna was ranked behind a number of other curious rankings:

    108: Matt Kemp
    144: Torii Hunter
    154: Charlie Blackmon
    168: Curtis Granderson

    Am I wrong to expect Ozuna to outperform each of these guys?

    if we double his stats we get 30/90Runs/106 RBIs with a .276 avg. I know he could underperform that, but .265 with 25/80/90 wouldn’t be too far-fetched right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t put him in front of some of those guys

  187. Bobby says:
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    Who gets better deal in a keeper league for Bumgarner and Machado for Strasburg and Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  188. Bobby says:
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    Thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Np

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    This whole HR Derby thing really does nothing for me, but you have to say that Stanton is some kind of awesome.

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: I watched the first 2.5 hours via DVR, i.e., I watched the fist 2.5 hours in about 3 minutes. Only stopped fast forwarding to watch Stanton’s HR that almost left Target Field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  190. DomMattingly says:
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    Roark or Wheeler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  191. jr says:
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    Grey! I can use some help with a keeper league trade. I hace been offered Greg Holland for rick porcello. I currently have Reed, Kimbrel and Krod, but reed has been terrible. The league is qs instead of wins and net saves. My rotation is:

    Wainwright, bumgarner, verlander, Anibal, gio, Gray, Duffy, porcello, Hutchison.

    I can keep Holland at no cost next year, can’t keep porcello.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Holland

  192. paulzone says:
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    Chris Davis or Belt?

    Green or Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…Walker

  193. JoeG414 says:
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    Hello Grey, A trade just went down in My league; now I never veto trades, but this one seems like a obvious “Dump Trade” just to get and keep Abreu for 2015. Its a 13 team roto league, where you get to keep one hitter and one pitcher in the round they where drafted in. What think?
    Team A (6th place ) Gets:
    Manny Machado,
    Hanley Ramirez,
    Buster Posey
    ,Gregory Polanco-non keeper
    Kenley Jansen.
    for
    Team B (last place) Gets:
    Jose Abreu- Keeper as a 4th round pick in 2015
    David Freese,
    Neil Walker,
    Alejandro De Aza,
    Madison Bumgarner
    , James Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems okay in a keeper

  194. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i’m in an NL only that drafted mid-season, and i just assumed players would stay in league database, even if they were traded to AL. not the case. McCarthy simply disappeared one day, like it was that Twilighty Show about that Zone. Now i’m hearing Kennedy might go to LAA. I have him. great. For next year, does anybody know what part of comish tools in yahoo has a way that makes players stick in whichever league they were in at the start of the season? Comish says he doesn’t know about which setting it is. We’ll keep it like this for this year, but i set up a vote on message board to get this fixed next year.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

      you’re going to let someone to accumulate stats in a league
      that is outside of your “realm” and have them apply as if they never left your league ?
      will you make allowances for players going into other leagues and other countries , as well ?

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @costaricanchata: are you seriously defending the idea that a player (it could be your best player) one day vanishes from your roster (and this is allowed in league settings)? if so phrase it that way. don’t hide behind a huge error by pointing out a small silly thing in my position. you know damn well your position here is much more absurd for fantasy owners than mine, that’s why you didn’t even mention it.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

          maybe you are new to fantasy baseball .
          “them ‘s” the rules in NL and AL only leagues .
          most people don’t try to change the rules during the season ,
          and never the dynamics .
          maybe you should excuse yourself and find a different league .

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @costaricanchata: go back and read where i had any intention of changing rules midseason. it was for next season. the last sentence part where it says, “We’ll keep it like this for this year”, or the part where it says, “for next year…”. reading is neat when the words written are the same ones that are read, at the very least it makes communication easier (certainly more accurate); but that might not be your goal in this, huh. nor am i attempting to change dynamics (that’s why i set it up for a vote, if most owners actually want this that’ll be the end of it). i’m pretty sure most of these owners (which were culled together midseason in a rush) likely either weren’t aware of, or didn’t think to ask about this. I did ask, and was told at the time that comish #1 (the one who i know and answers his emails) didn’t know about comish #2 (technically head comish, but he doesn’t do anything)’s opinion on how to change it. I said, for this year that is fine so long as we get the draft completed, and we’ll keep it in that setting. Nobody has complained nor even mentioned it (since only McCarthy has been lost), but this is the kind of thing that i would bet many owners would simply quit if say Goldy/McCutchen or some other great player simply disappeared from their team midseason. It would be completely ridiculous, and fixable. Yes, inertia is easy to live by and hide behind, but to defend it when better alternatives exist is…

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:

              i stand corrected .
              it was aubrey’s plaza pillow who was trying to change the rules
              in his league , mid-season , to suit his add/drop dilemma .
              i get you guys confused , a lot .
              i apologize .
              but ,

              ” … (that’s why i set it up for a vote, …”
              this is complete and utter nonsense .
              the only alternatives you have are to abide by the NL only rules ,
              or , as you suggest , quit and join a mixed league .

              to be succinct , you can vote all you want , but it’s going to fall
              on deaf ears when you petition yahoo , cbs , espn , or whatever server
              you use that provides your league the opportunity to exist .
              they’ll simply tell you to familiarize yourself with the rules and choose
              the type of league that is best suited to you and your temperament .
              clearly , your beef is with them , and not me .

              • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                @costaricanchata: i have no beef with you, and it is difficult to find if it’s even possible to have a league without this setting in yahoo. espn has a number that connects you to a actual person who can answer these type of settings questions.

  195. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Which 2 of these 3 would you keep ROS for your team for UT type player:

    K.Davis, Marte, Wong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Wong

  196. royce! says:
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    It’s nice of MLB to honor the World Cup by only posting scores more likely in soccer in the home run derby! Frazier beats Stanton one nil!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  197. Qbert says:
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    Yo grey not sure if you’ll get to this but looking to upgrade my2B and OF.

    My Morneau/pedroia/and either Doolittle/melancon for his kinsler/Blackmon fair?

    You think Doolittle > melancon?

    Thanks boss. Now time to smash on some Burger King

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d take Kinsler, Dolittle is better

  198. royce! says:
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    Seriously, is it too late to test Willingham for PEDs taken in 2012? 21 HR at Target Field is a flaming gun.

  199. Elwood Blues says:
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    Nl only 4×4 12 team keeper.. Trade away Rizzo at $15 this year and next Craig (same) for Bruce (free agent at end of yr) Pence $29 and Kershaw $36

    • Elwood Blues says:
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      @Elwood Blues: Feeling like a lost year for Craig. I’d hate to give up Riz but whip and era are the only things keeping me out of 1st. Oh and Pence is also a free agent at end of yr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw side for this year

  200. JFT says:
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    Out of these guys, which 3 do you roster for the near future?

    Billy Butler, Drew Stubbs, Shane Victorino, BJ Upton, Kiermeier, Conor Gillespie, Ruggiano, Swisher, De Aza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keirmaier, Gillaspie, Ruggiano

  201. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G 10 team h2h with losses i have wacha on DL and edwin hurt. Would you drop wacha, DL edwin and grab Gee? Or wait out wacha. Also i 12 team h2h have wacha and tanaka with one a DL spot is tanaka def a drop now or wacha the better drop? Or neither? Id be streaming with the spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wacha

  202. royce! says:
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    In 1990, Ryne Sandberg, Mark McGwire, Matt Williams, Bobby Bonilla, Jose Canseco, Cecil Fielder, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Darryl Strawberry combined for a total of 5 HR for the entire HR derby…which is depressing because it seems to mean that the derby will never die…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ll never reach the pinnacle of that old Homer Derby in Wrigley with the greats like Mays and Aaron…Member that?

      • Royce! says:
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        @Grey: ah, those were the days…I’ve been told

  203. Steve says:
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    I have to drop 1 – Segura, Wong, Harrison.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  204. costaricanchata says:
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    i’d be more apt to watch the home run derby …. (boring) …. if they put
    a BIG target out in center field … and behind that target , Chris Berman
    and his microphone in a big (ice cube cold) dunk tank .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      maybe dress him up in a big chicken suit ,
      but , by all means , keep the baseball theme .
      ” Brock , Buck , Balk “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  205. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    If you are set at 2B and need some OF help, do you drop Mookie Betts for Gregory Polanco?

    SInce they both play OF, I guess I am asking about RoS.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        man , that series was great .
        living in new england , the only chance to see
        national league stars was by watching the asg … and this show .
        this show brought our baseball cards to life .

  206. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    hey Grey, in your knowledge, what % of NL or AL only leagues have players traded in real life simply disappear from database due to a trade (like if say Goldy got traded to NYY tomorrow). not just Grey, anybody chime in who has an idea. I figured almost all of them would keep any player who started the year in the league you draft for to stay there all of the current season (it’s part of my argument for getting rid of it’s opposite). It’s gotta be over half of them though.

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