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The Braves called Tommy La Stella up to replace Fuggla.  Here’s what I said about a month ago, “Incredibly, we already had a Tommy La Stella fantasy post.  Don’t you people sleep?!  There, Dano compared him to Pedroia and not because he needs his tippy toes to get on a roller coaster.  I think that comparison might be a tad bizzonkers.  Or as the gentle fantasy writers of our day would say, “That’s a bit more bullish than I’d say.”  Has any group of people said the word bullish more?  This word feels like it’s dominating all fantasy conversations.  It’s a polite way to say, someone is smoking more crack than another person.  Of course, in a world of small sample sizes, anything could happen, but La Stellllllllllla looks like an NL-Only play with a chance for 5 homers, 7 steals and a decent average if he were called up in June.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Now that he’s been called up, I’d add him in deeper mixed leagues (think 15+), but I still don’t have high hopes for him outside of maybe a decent average.  He’s basically a forty-twenty.  If Fredi Gonzalez had any brains in that squishy melon on his shoulders, he’d bat La Stella leadoff and move Heyward down the order.  Smarts and managing baseball teams don’t always go hand-in-hand though.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gavin Floyd – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA is at 2.37, which is great in IRL and IFL, but it’s making all ERAs that came before it seem just a bit less impressive, so thanks to Gavin Floyd we may never see a midget handing Pedro Martinez a Hall of Fame plaque.  If you rob us of that, Gavin, the world we will never forgive.

John Lackey – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (zero walks), 9 Ks.  I’m predictable, but zero walks with a bunch of Ks gets me excitamundo.  Right now, his K-rate is 8.54 and BB/9 is 1.76.  As I’ve said on Razzball’s TV on the radio, when a guy has a plus six difference between his K and walk rate, he’s ownable and startable everywhere.  Lackey’s no different.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .287.  Speaking of 4o20’s, Bogaerts is about as yawnsiptating as a middle infidel can get.  Hey, Bogaerts, of all the stadiums, in all the towns, in all the world, steal a base or hit a homer!

A.J. Pierzynski – 2-for-4, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Member when I said the other day he gets hot?  Well, he still is.

Khris Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer and 4th this week.  Seriously, just put your password in the comments and I’ll pick him up for you.  Yes, you can drop him for Davis.  Yes, him too.  Yup, and him.

Yovani Gallardo – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks.  Don’t be fooled by his win yesterday, he’s inching his way back to hot garbage on a cold day in hell.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3 and two homers (18, 19).  Okay, so he’s either going to get terribly hurt in the next two weeks before he gets 27 homers or his teammate, Chris Davis, is going to demand the return of his 2013 Louisville Sluggers that are filled with racquetballs.  Or at least give them to Adam Jones!

Carl Crawford – To the DL with a fudged up ankle.  He was brought into the clubhouse on a wheelchair and then left on crutches.  It’s a miracle!

Matt Kemp – 0-for-4.  With Crawford on the DL, Kemp should see everyday at-bats.  Like he’s some kind of scrub.  Jesus, Mattingly get yo’ shizz worked out in therapy for what your ex-homegirl did to you and stop taking it out on your players.

Homer Bailey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he beat Clayton Kershaw (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks).  Okay, only two more months like this Bailey and we’re good.

Matt Cain – Ready for his Saturday start.  Fun fact!  When one reads a lot, they are considered ready.

Tim Lincecum – 5 IP, 0 ER, 0 Hits, 5 Ks.  Can’t believe the Giants pulled him with a no-hitter going.  Sure, he gave up four walks, but tiddlywinks that’s diddlysquat!  On the fo’reals, Linceum is more prone to walks than my dog’s bladder.  What happened to this young brother?  He used to be the cat’s meow, purr.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start in Cincy, but I think it might be smoking the same thing as Lincecum.

Matt Adams – Didn’t start yesterday with a tight calf.  I’m gonna go out on a pretty sturdy limb and say that is the only tight part of his body.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies can tell the difference between electric crimson and fire brick, they wear bicycle shorts and they will rip your heart out.

Kolten Wong – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Between Uggla and Fielder going down and picking up Mini Donkey and Wong, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.  Better than my wedding!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 steals, hitting .268 with 2 homers on the year.  What happened to the people who were so insistent in the preseason that Yankee Stadium would make him Jacoby Mantle-Maris?

Yangervis Solarte – Didn’t start yesterday for Kelly Johnson (2-for-4, 1 run), and I think our Yangervis run has come to the end.  Hey, we’ll always have May 11th thru 21st.

Danny Duffy – 4 IP, 5 ER.  I could’ve got enough of that not-so-wonderful Duffy.

Brett Hayes – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer as he filled in for Salvador Perez.  Hayes now shares the Royals team lead in homers.

George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his ninth homer.  Astro fans are brushing off their old Killer Bee costumes, wrapping their heads in gauze and saying, “These bees are out for The Spring ER.”

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  Who has two thumbs, a mustache, a Cougar that wears leopard print and picked up Carter before this game even finished?  This guy!  I picked him up almost as fast as he can strikeout on three pitches — bring it on Hurry K’d Carter!

Jarred Cosart – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K.  His strikeout rate, walk rate and ERA are nearly the same.  That’s a triple threat of awful!

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the 1927 Blue Jays.  Sonavabench!  But you really couldn’t have started him here no matter what your hindsight is telling you.  By the by, did you know the term hindsight started on a rap video set?  A rapper said he couldn’t see the teleprompter due to a hoochie mama’s hindquarter and it was said he had hindsight.

Wil Myers – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  To mix religions, Jesus, when did this guy hit his last home run?  I was praying for a star mitzvah.

Liam Hendricks – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Aussie starting pitcher looked decent yesterday, but if you own him you will roo the day.  On a separate note, he sounds like one of those clumsy basketball centers from Scandinavia.  C’mon, you know Liam Hendricks’s family hangs out with Rik Smits’s.

Jason Kipnis – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department says, “Get him in your lineup!”

T.J. House – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Batters were having a hard time picking up the ball with House’s cane and bizarre bedside manner.

Hector Noesi – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Did you know Carlos Beltran offered to pay for a name change for Noesi?

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 1 ER and his third blown save, though he was the escape goat.  A stubborn manager + not very good options = Heather Locklear.  Huh?  Wow, math is off there.  Was supposed to equal “a bad closer keeping his job.”  Belisario really shouldn’t be the closer, and maybe he won’t be anymore, but it’s not exactly clear who would be.  Javy Guerra set him up last night, and Daniel Webb has been.  Your guess = my guess.  Hey, that math was right!

Yu Darvish – Expects to start Saturday.  Assuming he sleeps standing up.

Joe Saunders – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Kyle Gibson 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as the Twins and Rangers battled to a 1-0 game.  I think Malcolm Gladwell would say the Rangers fell victim to a form of the Broken Windows Theory.  The Twins look bad, so the Rangers just didn’t bother.

Tim Stauffer – 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  When I saw this, I immediately went to see who in my NL-Only leagues owned him.  Like Shaggy said, wasn’t me!

Tommy Medica – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Medica actually has some power (18 homers last year in the minors), and I could see looking at him in very deep leagues, but his playing time isn’t totally clear yet.

Chase Anderson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  That’s nice, but he gave up three unearned runs and I wouldn’t go near him.

Martin Prado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Prado looking like a chip off the old Prada knockoff!  You’re a damn saint if you had the patience to wait Prado out for almost two months, but he’s finally rewarding you.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Looked like he was getting cold there for a moment (hitting .200 in the last week), but he’s starting to turn it back on.  It’s the continuation of the schmotato!

Chris Owings – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He had two hits in his last 22 at-bats coming into this game, so I wouldn’t exactly say he’s been owings pitchers.

Aaron Hill – 0-for-5 as his team scored 12 runs.  Ticker tease!

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Au Shucks!

Anibal Sanchez – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.49, but lost the game when Joe Nathan gave up a game-winning homer to Josh Donaldson (2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer).  In other words, I hate Wins and Joe Nathan equally.  Can’t they make Nathan’s elbow ligaments into a hot dog?

Torii Hunter – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Hoping him and V-Mart have a special Zombino handshake where they raise their arms and awkwardly walk into each other.

Scott Kazmir – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Because he will get hurt at some point, I suggest taking every start of Kazmir’s like it could be his last.  Then get on a bull named Fumanchu for 2.7 seconds.

Felix Hernandez – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.57 and moving his record to 7-1.  Gonna have to step up your game, F-Her, if you don’t want Murray Chass to vote for Mark Buehrle!

C.J. Wilson – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA is at 3.05.  Exhibit A that I’m a moron.  I should’ve never dropped Wilson after his first start.  Exhibit B that there’s a lot of pitching, I still have a 3.05 ERA on the year in that league.  Exhibit C, there’s no Exhibit C.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer and 2nd in three games and third homer in eight games.  Must…resist…urge…to…drop…Parmelee–  Actually, I don’t have to resist that urge.  I’m proud to welcome Lucas Duda to Grey’s Fill-In For Prince All-Stars!

David Wright – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) & legs (3), hitting .304 on the year.  Here’s a guy whose name value far exceeds his actual fantasy value.  Right now, on our Player Rater, Mark Reynolds has been a more valuable 3rd baseman, and Wright has only earned around $11 worth of value.  Think about how much you paid for him in the preseason.  Was it $11?  I doubt it.  And no I’m not bitter just because David Wright dissed Cougars everywhere last year (I’ll never forget!).

Bartolo Colon – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator nailed his start yesterday, but isn’t loving Fartolo’s next start.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, the game-winner.  Well, he’s no Khris Davis or even that great Irish actor, Rian Howard, but Howard hasn’t forgotten how to get around on a ball.

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th steal, hitting .400 in the last week.  SAGNOF Mike just went over his Revere fantasy, and I agree.  He looks like a bona fide hot schmotato.

Domonic Brown – 0-for-2, hitting .203 with 3 homers on the year.  To Tehol, I play the Third Eye Blind song, Jumper.  “I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend…”

Charlie Blackmon – 0-for-4.  I think you’re getting your answer on whether or not he can keep it up.

Justin Morneau – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Him, along with the rest of the Rockies offense seemed to really disappear lately.  Oh, wait, they’re on the road.  Yeah, that makes sense.

Ryan Zimmerman – Took batting practice and when he returns in a week or so (we’ll see), he says he’ll play 1st base, 3rd base and left field.  The Nats should’ve hired Manny to coach them, so Zimmerman could learn to hit Werth with the cut-off throw.  Since he’s barely been rosterable as a third baseman, I don’t think outfield eligibility is going to help him.

Jordan Zimmermann – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, raising his ERA to 4.07.  What a snooze his season has been so far.  Keuchel or Zimmermann?  I’m not sure the answer is as obvious as it seems.  On the bright side, his BABIP is insanely high and his ERA should be almost a full run lower.  Too bad none of my leagues have a xFIP category since I don’t play in a Netanyahu league.

Nate McLouth – 4 hits in four at-bats with his 4th steal.  Quads are wild, like when the Murderball team took over Senor Frog’s in Cancun.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  It’s an early Christmas miracle!  He has a five-game hitting streak and the homer is a great sign that his hamate bone could finally be feeling better.  I’d definitely give him a shot if someone in your league got sick of him.

Henderson Alvarez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 2.97, but left with elbow soreness because the Fantasy Baseball Overlord was bored.

Casey McGehee – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He dedicated his huge game to a friend he made in Japan, Yubiko, who was either a giggling male or female inside a life-sized anime costume that stood outside a convenience store McGehee would frequent.

From Around The Web

  1. troy says:
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    Who wins this deal? Votto, hosmer, bonifacio, I am kennedy, and Joe smith for pujols, j abreu,Alex cobb, and f rodney. Thanks guys and good stuff as always grey

    • fitz says:
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      @troy: Pujols side by a good amount.

      • ashtray says:
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        @fitz: Yeah, if this is on the table and you’re getting Pujols/Abrey/Cobb accept that shit immediately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: Pujols…Thanks!

  2. MB says:
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    Is Kazmir too much to give up for Frieri? needs saves since belisario is my 2nd closer and rondon is my 3rd or vice versa

    Thanks. Appreciate the site

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @MB: I gave him up for Rodney a week ago. If you need saves do it, Kaz will get hurt sometime its a given.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Thanks! If you need saves, you gotta do what you gotta do, I’d try to get Frieri for less though

  3. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    “because the Fantasy Baseball Overlord was bored”

    Hahaha isn’t that the truth

  4. Picard56 says:
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    I know you said to just pick him up no matter what. I lost Fielder earlier in the year. I got the zombino Beltran on the bench and actually might come back without having to get surgery. I’ve been platooning Morneau (zombino #2) and Juan Francisco at first base. Francisco seems to be coming down to earth again since his k rate is now 40 %.

    Anways, Drop Francisco for Khris Davis?

  5. Natty Boh says:
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    Trade Longoria and Rondon for Sandoval and Ryu? Im getting impatient with Longoria.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Natty Boh: hold Longo

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    You wish OaktownSteve’s glossary entry was “four twenty” instead of “forty twenty.” But it’s your glossary, you do whatever you want with it.

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey,

    Stauffer will be only on the following diet for the rest of the season.

    https://www.leancuisine.com/Index/Index.aspx

    He didn’t pitch well because he had to eat Stouffer’s Lean cuisine. It didn’t sit well with him, so there’s your result.

    On Kazmir, which side gets the better of this trade. (I need a good front line starter, have Bautista (OF1), Gomez (OF2), Pence (OF3) and Braun in the U. I know Bautista and Braun could both get injured and it would be good to have Springer on the bench to plug in, but…)

    I would give Kazmir / Springer to receive Bumgarner.

    Trade hasn’t been accepted yet.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Stauffer prefers 85-MPH meatballs to Stouffer’s lean cuisine, therefore the meatballs prevailed. Get it?

      Cheers,
      Ante

  8. 85True says:
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    Yo Grey,
    It’s been a rough week in terms of matchups for my pitchers. After Gray and Cobb’s rough go at good offenses, I’m feeling hesitant to start Shields@Tor and Gerrit Cole@LA.

    SON really ain’t feeling Shields but Cole got $7, what are your thoughts?

    Thanks again

    • Wake Up says:
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      @85True: neither are very good…

  9. Commissioner of the Fantasy Overlord Defamation League says:
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    Grey,

    Once again great article. Appreciate you getting this out as often as you can. I have a 2 part question for you.
    6 offensive cat league (BA, RBI, HR, R, SB, OPS)
    Who would you rather own? Khris Davis or Arcia?
    And would you drop any of these outfielders for either of them? Cespedes, Marte, Springer, or Trumbo?
    I wouldn’t mind owning either of them, but I can’t seem to justify dropping any of these guys. Maybe you know something I don’t. Will the Fantasy Baseball Overlord get bored and start attacking outfielders not nicknamed Cargo? That fiend. Thanks Grey!

    My Regards,
    Da Commish

  10. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    10 team h2h points

    Puig or McCutchen ROS

  11. Dean says:
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    Can you rank these starts for tomorrow?

    Porcello at A’s ($3.5)
    Minor at Red Sox ($4)
    Chavez home vs Tigers ($6.9)
    Buchanon home vs Mets (-$1.5)
    Vogelsong at Cardinals (-$2.3)

    • fausto says:
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      @Dean: that’s son’s job unless you want to play the hot hand go vogelsong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dean: I’d agree with SON but flip last two

      • Papajeansegura says:
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        @Grey: Would you start Vogel tm? My ERA and WHIP are sparkling this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  12. Wood says:
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    Trade. Which side wins?

    Victor Martinez or Ian Kinsler?

    Will Dozier stay strong this year?

  13. SethDaSportsMan

    SethDaSportsMan says:
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    I thought this was especially hilarious given your comment about Jason Kipnis (note the last sentence)….

    Some sage advice from Rotoword:

    “Indians activated 2B Jason Kipnis from the disabled list.

    Kipnis wound up missing close to four weeks with a strained right oblique. He was off to a sluggish start before the injury but is capable of picking it up in a hurry. Plug him back into fantasy lineups immediately. May 28 – 4:43 PM”

    Man, I can’t stand Rotoworld. If I didn’t actually know a few of those douches, I might think they were automatons with fat fingers and no editors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SethDaSportsMan: Ha, yup…I pick on ESPN, but they all do it…Most ridiculous advice ever…

  14. Hondo says:
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    If you only read select bits,today’s column could be summarized thusly-” Can’t they make Nathan’s elbow ligaments into a hot dog?Duda,Yu Stauffer.

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Ellsbury and Wright are both really picking it up now. Ive been frustrated with both of them but this could be the time they both go on monster hotstreaks to get their numbers up to what we paid for them. Have a little more confidence in Ellsbury seeing as at least he has SOME lineup protection, but hey that has never held Wright back before?

    Man what do we do with Bruce, terrible so far. Sure you must own him somewhere given how high on him you were in the preseason, benching until he comes around?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Meant to be an exclamation mark not a question mark after the word before, in case the grammar police come calling.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Swfcdan: Grammar police? Where are u fr the UK? Oh yeah, that’s right u r fr the UK.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Is the Bruce question an exclamation mark too?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Ha no, that part was a question.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess bench him, no idea of your options

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Its a weekly, would mean starting Viciedo, Quentin or Choice (16 teamer).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Play Bruce

  16. Donald Trump says:
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    All things being equal, do you prefer AJ Pollack or Oswaldo Arcia ROS? Is it even close?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Donald Trump: @Stake: Arcia is supposed to have some decent power but Pollock seems like more of a complete hitter. I’d probably lean Pollock unless you were desperate for power.

  17. I was offered Bryce Harper for Braun in a keeper league. Braun has been hot of late, but seems like only a matter of time before he goes down with another injury. Looks like I would have to park Harper on DL until early July. Make the deal right?

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @madden_curser: I wouldn’t. Braun is proven, Harper has yet to be anything more than yawnstipating.

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

    On average you’ll spend a year of your life looking for misplaced objects.

    Ive already spent 2 months looking for a MI who can hit a bunch of HRs, i thought he was in my line up but i cant find him….Has anyone seen my Gyrko?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Try looking under your Brad Miller cushions?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Wake Up: There you are….i didnt recognize you, answering all of those questions with no sarcasm….welcome back Wake Up

    • Zook's Pest Control says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: He has like 3 whole hits this week. SELL HIGH!

      • puigleague choo says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:
        @Grey:
        Yeah dude, on the last night of the season all of us gyorko owners should go wait on his lawn, final rotisserie counts in hand, gregorianly chanting “look what you have done”…

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @puigleague choo: Hey I agree, players should be more accountable for their suckiness! Then again most fans would vent their anger with underperforming players anyway, that is if the Padres had any fans.

  19. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Good read, thanks Grey!

  20. Clint says:
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    I like George Springer and all but he’s beginning to show signs of jumping the shark by being places I don’t need him to be. I tried to make my usual internet rounds of “isshefilthy.com” and there was a fantasy baseball blog post about him mucking up the works.

  21. bubba says:
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    5×5, H2H, 2nd year keeper…

    C Rosario
    1B Goldy
    2B Kendrick
    3B Beltre
    SS Segura
    MI Escobar
    CI Chisenhall
    OF Bruce
    OF Craig
    OF Holliday
    OF Gordon
    U Ortiz

    DL: Crawford and Rasmus
    Waiver Wire: Ozuna, Revere, Khris Davis, Fowler, Chris Carter, Span, Lake, Cain

    I’d like to move Craig back to the CI slot…TOP THREE – who should I use or pick up ROS from my options?

    Great write up as per usual…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bubba: Thanks! Ozuna, Davis, Fowler

  22. Mr. Glass says:
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    Of course Prado is going off this week I benched him in my weekly league on Monday in favor of concussion santana, how cruel arth tho fantasy gods

  23. Grey, would you sell Springer to get Wil Myers in a redraft? Thank you. I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers and Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Ha, I’d take Myers, but could go either way and wouldn’t make that trade

  24. Lava says:
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    Kinsler or Ryan Zimmerman ROS?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Lava: Kinsler…

      • Lava says:
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        @Wake Up:

        I was leaning towards that, especially knowing how tired Grey is with Zim. Guess it’s a slight gamble that Kinsler doesn’t get injured later this year, but the null hypothesis is that Zimmerman has sucked and is doing nothing for me now, and is likely to do both going forward with his injury.

        Thanks for the extra little push.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Lava: there is sufficient evidence to support that claim…

  25. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    My man Donaldson needs some love. He’s on pace for 40/120 which is more likely to happen than Cruz’s projected 60/150. Kids legit.

  26. Sons of Liberty says:
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    I picked up JJ Hardy a few weeks ago and I’ve been pleased with his hitting. I figured the HRs would follow but instead all I see are solid line drives. Are there 20 HRs coming at some time?

  27. Wake Up says:
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    His Mipples are mad tight!

  28. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Big booty hoes, up wit it

  29. Tigres says:
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    Yeah, I sat Archer last night. Yeah, I know I kinda had too. Still… sonavabench.

    Sonny Gray for Polanco in a keeper- good idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: It’s a fair trade for next year

  30. Fistered says:
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    Picked up plouffe while arenado is on my DL. Thoughts on if maikel franco is worth adding as an extra 3b on my team to stash since they anticipate his call up? Brief thoughts on him if he gets the call up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fistered: Search the site for thoughts on him…. I have him stashed in one league

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey:
        “Then again, the Phils got younger last year by getting Marlon Byrd . . . .”

        I just laughed at that again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  31. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Have been offered Bumgarner for my Shields and Kazmir. No brainer and the answer is no, right?

    Thanks,
    Ante

  32. Miz says:
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    Mad about dropping Bailey a couple days ago, oh well.
    Would you start Zac Wheeler @ PHI tonight?
    as always good job Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miz: Thanks! I’d start Wheeler there or drop him

  33. Lou says:
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    Morning Grey – which side ya like better ROS ,
    Batista/Tanaka or Pujols/Schzerer ?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Lou: Not sure why an earlier post showed up here but Bautista

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: Pujols/Scherzer, but it’s fair

  34. Jason says:
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    THERE IS NO DUDA, ONLY ZUUL!!!!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Jason:

      Hahahhaahhaha

  35. Taylor says:
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    1. SON hates Vogelsong today at STL. I hate benching hot hands. Is STL really that scary right now?
    2. My Dee Gordon and Springer for his Adam Jones? I would probably have to go back to jerko store for 2B.

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Taylor: I hate to bench Vogelsong too, but his splits are awful away from home (5.30 ERA) and so so at night (3.76 ERA) Grey??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Taylor: 1. Not that scary, but Vogelsong isn’t that good either 2. Jones side

  36. Kas says:
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    Grey, what are the chances the Dodgers call up Pederson to replace Crawford? I currently have more 2B than I’d like, so I’d have to drop either Prado, Wong, or Gyorko to make room on my roster. If LA does give Pederson the call, which one of those guys would you let loose? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Unlikely

  37. I know how much you like catcher questions…so just wanted to make your day a little brighter by asking:

    Y Gomes or Ramos ROS?

    tia

  38. Wake Up says:
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    He’s been busy…on a train…cooking scrambled eggs…for his Mom…who is constantly yelling, “Owings!”

  39. J-Bird says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto trade offer:

    Springer, S Romo, J McGee for S Marte, L Martin, Balfour, L Hawkins

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Bird: Springer, it’s fair

  40. Newleaf says:
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    Here I am, one of those people that believed Ellsbury would display more power this year. Yes sir, it hasn’t happened. But, he’s still tied in homers with Robinson Cano, just one behind Fielder, two behind McCuthen, and has one MORE than Bryce Harper…players all in your preseason top 10. Ya know who beats them all?! The great Danny Salazar with 8 home runs allowed. We just need Salazar to pitch to the preseason top 10. Problem solved! While we’re at it he can pitch to Wright and Mauer.

  41. Wake Up says:
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    @Abdoozy

    I would use the waiver slot

  42. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    ramos or mesoraco ROS?

  43. Eddie the mush says:
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    I can trade for Kershaw @$34 but I have to give up Longoria (who I have a 3 year contract on @$27) and Minor @$17. Should I make the trade? Is it fair?

  44. chilicheeseconey says:
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    14 team standard 5×5 roto. You starting the following:

    -Cole @ LAD
    -Chavez vs. DET
    -Procello @ OAK

    SON is under 7.5 on all 3.

  45. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Cingrani or Chavez ROS? Player Rater gives big edge to Tony.

  46. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    btw you are dead on about bailey.

  47. Mike says:
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    12 team 5×5 OBP league. I need stolen bases out of 2b/ss (we have no MI) but don’t want to fully punt power and RBIs. Right now I am doing Kendrick and Villar. Peralta and Wong out there on waiver. What is best combo?

  48. chisoxx22 says:
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    Picked up gomes at catcher while Santana out. Ramos over gomes, mccann jus got dropped to but his avg. Is horrible 5×5 roto

  49. kyle kendrick says:
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    Drop A. Hill for Walker?

  50. OaktownSteve says:
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    Bogaerts blurb I think you mean 4020. Excellent usage though. Definitely a 4020.

    The Ottoneau/Netanyahu thing made me laugh. That’s a super dorky FBB joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I goofed on 4020, fixed it above, my apologies for butchering your term…

  51. Jason says:
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    Deep league and McHugh is available. Would you drop any of Eovaldi, Pomeranz, Keuchel, or Peralta for him?

    Thanks!

  52. yeah mon says:
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    Drop gattis for Davis? Or drop any of the following?
    Lawrie
    Seagar
    Granderson
    Polanco
    Tavaras
    Wong
    Beltran

  53. Dan says:
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    Am I dumb to try and acquire verlander? Would offering Rodney and either Kluber or Eovaldi sound reasonable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: It’s fair, I wouldn’t mess with him

  54. Eric says:
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    In a 12 team yahoo league with a CI spot, would you trade rizzo and Chavez for scherzer? I have pujols and goldy as my 1b and CI position but I don’t necessarily need pitching.

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. The Strolg says:
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    1. The room that Stauffer was gang raped by the Regression Fairies was not Manchester Tan or Bleeker Beige!
    2. Actual conversation between Charlie Blackmon and his Momma-
    CB- You mean I’m going to stay this color?
    Momma- I’d love you if you were the color of a baboon’s ass!
    3. Nope

  56. Carl Weathers says:
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    Khris Davis! Wow, and anyways – in a keeper league (keep as many as you want) should I drop Boagerts for Khris Davis?

    Arcia?
    Pollock?
    Or hold?

  57. Just Busted says:
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    Kuechel for Wacha or Samardzjia for Wacha?

    After your sell warning I have been fishing, but I think a few of the teams in my Yahoo H2H league smell your moustache wax in the morning as well! No one is trading a slugger for the Shark.

    How do you rank Kuechel, Wacha and Samardzjia for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Just Busted: Ha…. I’d take Wacha there, selling Samardzija (the other one ain’t gonna fly)….

  58. 740 says:
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    wats good Gray, 10team roto 5×5. need some good advice….i have K Davis, but would u drop him for Taveras or Polanco? or should i hold? also pick one ROS. Hill, Wong, Gyorko.

    Thanks alot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Hold… Hill, Wong

  59. brad says:
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    jon lester/alex gordon for michael brantley. guy’s hurting for pitchers and strikeouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brad: Brantley, but it’s fair

  60. jaw says:
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    better closer stash? cody allen, shaw, brothers, ottavino

  61. Hi Grey — As I predicted after reading your prediction, Billy Butler has been a real struggle to own. But there he is, as my backup 1B and sometimes UTIL guy in a 14-team redraft league. Would you drop him for any of Duda, CCarter, Gillaspie, SRodriguez, Moreland, Smoak, Olt, or Ike? I need power and AVE more than steals or runs.

  62. The Wickler says:
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    Who to drop to pick up Khris Davis…Marlon Byrd, Drew Smyly or Phil Hughes? If I drop one of the pitchers I am down to 5 healthy pitchers (Latos and Cashner on the DL). Thanks

    • The Wickler says:
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      @The Wickler: Also, this is a points league so K’s matter. Thanks

  63. Hawk says:
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    George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his ninth homer. Astro fans are brushing off their old Killer Bee costumes, wrapping their heads in gauze and saying, “These bees are out for The Spring ER.”

    You said this and I asked “What do the Astros have to do with B. Brian Blair and Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell?

  64. Miller Mac says:
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    What’s everyone doing with Tony Cingrani @ ARI tonight?

  65. Big Stank says:
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    Any word on Polanco? Been stashing for a month and he declined that big contract that woulda gotten him the call? Who knows when the super 2 deadline is?

    • Zook's Pest Control says:
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      @Big Stank: Its June 2nd I believe- next week. Patience my friend.

  66. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    KFFL is reporting that the Dodgers – as expected – will not be calling up Joc Pederson.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse:

      “The Los Angeles Dodgers refuse to call up OF Joc Pederson until an everyday lineup spot opens up. “We don’t feel like it’s the right time right now for Joc,” said manager Don Mattingly.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Makes no sense to call him up unless Kemp gets injured too

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: I agree. And even then with Van Slyke (who some think deserves his own fair shot) they have a full outfield with Crawford coming back at some point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • puigleague choo says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse:
          Vanslyke is better than Ethier and Crawford on most days.

  67. Who do you like from here on out at 2B, Lawrie or Hill? Gotta be Lawrie, right? I’d give you my lineup and cats, but both players offer more or less the same.

    Also, great regression fairy jokes. They are the 2014 Abuelita Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns: Ha, thanks…. I’d go Hill, but it’s a tossup really

  68. Wayne says:
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    Is it insane to consider dropping B. Phillips for Wong at this point?

  69. Ryan says:
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    Profar wheeler for taveras estrada…would you make this move in a dynasty league?

  70. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Are you a Simpsons fan Grey? A streetcar named marge is a great episode. STELLLAAAAAAAA

  71. Wacha Wacha says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5 categories which side do you prefer Mr. Grey?
    A gets H Bailey and A Cobb
    B gets D Price and Taveras

  72. ashtray says:
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    Mornin’ all

    A buddy of mine is interested in trading for my Dee Gordon. I was thinking of asking for Cobb in return. Am I asking too much or does that sound fair?

    12 Team H2H 7×7 (includes OBP & Ks/ QS & Ls)

    C-Mesoraco
    1-LaRoche
    2-Altuve
    3-Encarnacion
    S-Desmond
    O-Choo
    O-Heyward
    O-Springer
    U-Chisenhall
    U-Gordon
    B-La Stella
    DL-Votto
    DL-Abreu
    NA-Singleton
    NA-Guerrero

    SP-Sale
    Gray
    Bailey
    Cole
    Ventura
    Porcello
    Keuchel
    Weaver

    RP-Perkins
    Rondon
    Mejia

    Thanks!

  73. booya says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 w/ OPS
    Current Roster
    C Norris
    1B Moss
    2B Kinsler
    3B Beltre
    SS Villar
    OF Bruce
    OF Rios
    OF Brantley
    UTIL Pagan
    DL Votto
    DL Zimmerman

    Would you want K Davis over Pagan with this team?

    Would you want Hardy, Rollins, Peralta, Owings or Simmons over Villar?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: I’d take Davis….Villar

  74. danny says:
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    Would you drop Heyward for Khris Davis or AJ Pollock?

    Also, I am getting killed on steals, would you suggest dropping him for Revere or Alcides Escobar?

    8×8 H2H league with OBP.

    Other outfielders include:

    Holliday
    Werth
    Bruce

    thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @danny: Hold Heyward….

  75. booty says:
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    Ramos or norris

  76. nick the dick says:
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    C’mon G I finally dropped khrap davis with your stache shaped stamp of approval and then you turn around and give him that voodoo magic dom brown month horse hockey? That’s cold bro…I hereby call for the straining of the hammy! You forced my hand…on another note, I’m feeling the jump to bottom button good shit!

  77. b-dubya says:
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    12 team 6×6 (OBP & QS) roto league.

    Currently starting in OF Werth, Arcia, Aoki, Holliday and Markakis. Also have Revere, Calhoun and G.Polanco. I can trade Revere right now for Castellanos or Trevor Bauer. I need help with RBI and HR, but just got kipinis back and waiting on Votto. Castellanos’ Line Drive rate is 30% so i feel his numbers can get alot better, Bauer may turn into a stud that helps me run away with pitching, (Top 4 in all categories except QS). Make a trade, hold, try for something else?

    thanks in advance

  78. Phil says:
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    Both just got dropped. Are any worth a pick up. ? David Murphy and Aoki.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Not in most leagues

  79. JAL says:
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    Hey Grey, 12-team 5×5 RoS in a vacuum, Cashner for Seager who wins? Cash for Wil Myers? As a Cashner owner, should I try and first aim higher? I know you don’t know who in my league wants him, but any targets as examples? Could use help at 1B and 2B primarily but would take the overall “upgrade”. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Myers

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Myers for Cash better than Cash for Matt Carp if I have Prado at 2B? As always, bless you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers

  80. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hola Grey… Where do you rank C Santana amongst other catchers in an OBP league? He’s off to a terrible start but is still ranked number 8 on the player rater in my league. Would you trade him for Mesoraco or Rosario or hold? Thanks

  81. JAL says:
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    12-team 5×5 RoS, can you please rank: Ervin Santan, Smyly, Skaggs, Kuroda, Porcello? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Ervin, Porcello, Skaggs

  82. Lou says:
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    3rd closer for ROS – Hawkins or Rondon ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: Hawkins

  83. Ray says:
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    A-Gon & Hudson for Ortiz & Alex Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Ortiz

  84. nick the dick says:
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    I gotta ask again..12 team, jerk at 2b, zobrist coming back, howie at MI, wong at util, need room for taveras/polanco. You told me to drop gyorko over wong. Is this really the move to make or are you gonna start a homerun countdown for him tomorrow and make me look foolish for dropping him? I might be the only guy ive heard you tell to drop gyork n I’ve got my tail between my legs after the ‘grab khris davis’ party last night. But I ain’t mad at ya, I got nothin but love fo ya, do ya thing boy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: I’m holding Gyorko, but if you need to move on him I won’t hate you, I may tell you to pick him up again in four days

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ha word I guess ill hold him as the dreaded bench bat for the time being. Thanks man. Now no more khris davis talk!!

  85. Phil says:
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    Would you pick up La Stella and drop Aaron Hill?

  86. Joesh says:
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    Hey Grey, how would you rank these guys ROS assuming QS instead of W.

    Smyly, Paxton, Hutchison, Bauer, Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joesh: Skaggs, Hutch

  87. anthony says:
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    @grey: 8 man work league lol – kipnis pollock or khris davis ??? h2h league

  88. kyle kendrick says:
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    Which side do you like better:

    Utley & Wil Myers or Hosmer/Yelich

  89. I've Been "DL"ed says:
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    I love your articles! Always entertaining.
    I just picked up Carter, Arcia and Reynolds
    12 team head to head
    Missed draft and inherited many players on the DL. I have been working my way out of it with the 6/wk transactions.
    Players on DL – Harper, Votto, Trumbo,Santana and R Zimmerman,
    Kipnis just came off DL and Cargo is day to day
    Which players would you replace on the roster with free agents. I know it may matter who is available but are there any players you feel I should just NOT wait to return?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! No idea who’s availabe

  90. My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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    Which side do you like? Andrew Mcuch and Aaron Hill OR Longoria, Dee Gordon and Balasario? Thanks!

  91. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    Playing against Goldy this week… Au Shucks is in full effect.

    My Wright for his Chris Davis? Or my wrong for suggesting it?

    Have Pablo posting up in a UT slot, so would just slide him over.

  92. Wild Thang says:
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    seth smith or kris davis? thanks!

  93. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Watched the Reds/Dodgers game last night – Puig is such a showboat but it just makes like him more. When I watch him, I hear a Smiths song in my head.

    Khris Davis or Garrett Jones ROS (12 Team 5X5 Roto)

  94. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Dropped Dom Brown for K Davis a few days ago and no one is going for him. Your “droppable by June” prediction was unreal. Easily my worst pick of the draft, should have listened to Grey “the right” Albright. Lesson learned. Kudos on your Jedi baseball instincts!

  95. Nico

    Nico says:
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    Now Grey, I think you should run this by Cougs via text prior to agreeing (or disagreeing), but perhaps Razzball Radio could be considered a Simulcast. Just throwin it out there like 50 Cent at a Mets game. Which probably means I’m way off target. Also heard that since he was in a Met jersey and on the mound at shitty field, he’s experiencing soreness in his elbow. Good talk! See ya out there.

    • Nico

      Nico says:
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      Ugh! Totally effed my italics. I remember my first HTML code.

  96. Scott says:
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    Bautista for Waino?

    Which would you pick up Pollock or K. Davis?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Bautista…Davis

  97. jaw says:
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    trade lackey for cingrani? 10 team 5×5 h2h

  98. Captain Feathersword says:
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    Drop Domonic Brown for Chris Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  99. SteveThePirate says:
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    Trade my Walker/Myers & Bonifacio for his Pagan and Soria?

    I have Altuve and Dozier for 2B, Yelich, Ozuna, Bruce and Myers for OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        @Grey: My team:

        Lucroy
        Goldschmidt
        Walker
        Encarnacion
        Segura
        Yelich
        Myers
        Ozuna
        Altuve
        Dozier
        Escobar
        Bruce
        Bonifacio
        Napoli
        Zimmerman

        Sale
        Phelps
        Rodney
        Machi
        Hutchinson
        Cueto
        Porcello
        Vargas
        Peavy
        deGrom
        Paxton

        Where do I need help?

        • SteveThePirate says:
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          @SteveThePirate: Replace Peavy with McHugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Didn’t you just ask this yesterday?

          • SteveThePirate says:
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            @Grey: Never said who I should go for with the Doz

  100. John says:
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    Was going to drop Gordon for Pollock in 10 team lg deep wire. Need some more speed liking what I see. But did remember one guy likes gordon a bit so im working on a trade today.

    would you trade for price? Hes got strasburg going start there but….

    One of my GCOLE/Minor and Gordon for Price?

    Essentially with harper on DL and ability to pick through deep wire (Pollock)its my SP for his SP

    • John says:
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      @John: Here are his other arms that i might be able to make a combo for any others worth buying uggh

      weaver lester stras price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gordon… I’d want Cole…

      • John says:
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        @Grey: So dont bother picking up pollock or forget the trade go with pollock.

        You dont think that upgrades my pitching giving minor for price or the NL factor pretty big there.

  101. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Matt Adams, Myers, Seager, Khris Davis.
    Please rank the first 3 ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Adams, Davis

  102. Jasen says:
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    Hey grey. Is it time to finally cut bait on Dominic brown In a 12 team H2H 5×5 keeper league(keep 10). Khris Davis is just sitting there on waivers doing what I expected brown to do for my squad. Also would you drop Hawkins for Mejia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Switch them both

  103. Funky Tong says:
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    Drop Bonerfacio for Wong in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Funky Tong says:
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        @Grey: Much obliged.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. MattTruss223 says:
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    Whoa, Tim McGraw reference? Cougs a country music fan or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, everyone knows that song

  105. John says:
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    Last alternate Im not loving but

    AGordon and Cueto for Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fair

  106. Steve d says:
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    Does justin upton disappear as always this second half? I’m in a battle for first and can trade Shelby miller and a first round pick (minor league draft) for him. I’m giving up many years of dirt cheap Shelby for a half year of j up. Do it? Shelby scares me w the walks but could be a stud. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Miller

  107. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    In last place and dead last in pitching in a 12 team H2H. Drafted a roster composed of bums like Liriano, Masterson, Wheeler, Kuroda, Archer and Salazar.
    Needed to make a move, so I traded Mike Trout, Ozuna, AJAX, Liriano and Rondon for Jose Abreu, Teheran, Cobb, Chavez and Garret Richardson.
    New roster:
    C (x2): Flowers, Suzuki
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Howie
    SS: Reyes
    3B: Frazier
    1B/3B: Crush
    2B/SS: Alcides
    OF: AJones, T.Hunter, Eaton, Cain, Dom Brown (droppable)
    Util: Abreu
    DL: Arenado
    SP: Teheran, Cobb, Kluber, Chavez, Richards, Porcello, Pomeranz, Archer, J.Garcia, Fartolo
    RP: Frieri, Doolittle

    Fairly drastic move, but I think really improved my pitching staff, moving from terrible to better than average. My OF is looking ragtag, but in terms of counting stats I think I did fairly well, dependent on how Abreu ROS pans out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  108. Zeke says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve pasted my team below. I was last in runs and stolen bases and ended up making some trades that have really fucked my average and OPS (6×6 10 team OPS league – QS, K, BB, WHIP, ERA, S) How can I fix my offense? Also I just got offered Kole Calhoun for K.Davis, should I take this or ride davis while he’s hot?

    C: Posey
    1B: Chris Davis
    2B: Dee Gordon
    3B: Miggy
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    1B/3B: Matt Carpenter
    2B/SS: Aaron Hill
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Cespedes
    OF: Seth Smith
    OF: AJ Pollock
    OF: Khris Davis
    UTIL: Everth Cabrera
    Bench: Adam Lind
    Bench: Billy Butler
    Bench: Taveras
    Bench: Dom Brown

    SP: Yu Darvish, MadBum, Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray, Dallas Keuchel
    RP: Jansen, Perkins,
    DL: Mat Latos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Davis… Trade Gordon and Gray for Kipnis maybe? Hard to say without knowing who needs steals in your league and what they have…

  109. Rock says:
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    Are you holding Kole Calhoun? How long should we give him to find his swing/move up in the order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if you can bench him

  110. dubjay says:
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    would you start Keuchel @bal? He’s been pitching really well lately but those bats scare me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Jason says:
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      @dubjay: He’ll actually be at home vs. Baltimore, not on the road if that gives you any further incentive.

  111. Regan says:
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    I really want to kill J Bruce…Putting him on the list of never draft again along with Prince, Votto and Zimmerman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  112. John says:
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    OK, if i pick up pollock make a trade i win/fair in below? I need SP upgrade pretty bad im willing to give gordon to do so otherwise ill be trading away adam jones puig type guy.

    Gordon and one of my SP–minor kazmir Gcole cueto

    For on his Strasburg or Price(stay away?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto and Strasburg are basically equal so the trade does nothing really, but try it if you want…

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Any other trades here that do make sense in your eyes?

    • John says:
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      @John: Other OF in 10 tm lg H2H

      Puig Stanton Myers AJones Harper along with A gordon

      Sp above also have lackey eovaldi keuchel ventura

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t trade for a top SP… Especially not in a 10 team H2H league…

  113. ragman says:
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    double dipping on Fielder… dealt Fielder for Segura based on your article a few weeks back, bullet dodged… (thanks so much for that HUGE heads up).

    so Fielder’s new owner dropped him and I just scooped him up on the wire for $3 in a keeper ($200 budget), had a DL spot to park his ass and figured why not. I’m convinced my trade-partner is out for blood….

    anyhow. do you think we’ve seen the last of Prince?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s a solid $3 keeper…

  114. Andy says:
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    Hey Grey, 12-team 5×5 RoS – rank ‘em: Liriano, Porcello, Skaggs, Smyly, Kazmir

    • Andy says:
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      Ba@Andy: Trevor Bauer too. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir, Bauer, Porcello

  115. Mikey says:
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    Do I pick up revere, Davis, or Arcia? Thanks brother!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  116. Dean says:
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    Any of these guys streamable tonight in 12 teamer?

    Minor at Red Sox
    Collmenter home vs Reds
    Shoemaker at Mariners
    Cingrati at Dbacks
    Deduno home vs rangers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Cingrani, they’re not streamers

  117. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    tori hunter or alex gordon ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  118. GG says:
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    Tanaka and Bautista for Cutch and KDavis

    feels more like, Tanaka for Cutch, and 1/2 a season of Bautista for KDavis.

    you doing this deal or holding??

    • GG says:
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      @GG: oh, dynasty 5×5 OPS.

      KDavis at $9 would be 10/12/14/16 over next 4 years
      Cutch is at $47 so basically redraft price.
      Tanaka $23 would be 26/30/34/38
      and Bautista is a 33 year old outfielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  119. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: getting to the comments earlier these days? You back east or just married life? Weekly roto redraft, need hr/RBI who do you like between Francisco and McGhee for an arenado replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had to wake up early for something else… McGehee

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: plouffe is available as well. would you take him over mcgehee?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  120. Dan says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez and Kazmir for Greinke. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke, it’s fair, depends on needs

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey! Appreciate all your work and taking time to respond to all these comments as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  121. dude says:
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    Rank these FA 1B options for ROS – Smoak, G. Jones, Reynolds, Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds, Jones

  122. Mookiewilson says:
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    Cingrani or Archer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  123. CL says:
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    Grey: I own these guys… who you starting today? SON doesn’t seem to really like any… figure I’ve got to start Shields no matter what, but the others?

    Shields
    G. Cole
    Chavez
    Vogelsong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them all

  124. sniff test says:
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    Villar has been sucking. I had him around for steals but his .207 average and spotty playing time sucks donkey dongs. Do you forsee this changing or is he waiver fodder at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him

  125. fausto says:
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    1.Who wins these trades?
    Marte for Romo
    2. C. Gomez for Scherz, Romo or (lesser CL) & Adam Jones. Got a guy with a major hard-on for Gomez(don’t get me wrong I do too but my OF would still have my 1st love Brantley who knew he would be swiping bags too)? Springer Jones Marte, ozuna or span(for sagnof).
    3. Clear cut favorite for saves for Chisox? don’t think belisario and his blue blockers are gonna stick. (This could keep me from dealing gomez).
    4 Thanks for the “skip to comment addition” (R.I.P scrolling for 4 minutes on my phone to post comment). I enjoy the forum banter once but dont need it every time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte….Jones…3. Nope 4. No problem

  126. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    ozuna or alex gordon ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  127. Big Al says:
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    Zimmerman in the outfield ? He’ll need the pitcher to be the cutoff man for his 3rd base throws with that shoulder. Left field ? Desmond will be running out 200 ft for a relay after someone singles. I thought you went through a Zimmerman Detox a couple years ago ? Like you told Tehol earlier. Step away from the ledge. Put Zimmerman on it and push hard. Go out buy some mustache wax and feel good about yourself again. You can thank me later….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I know

  128. flo-g-money says:
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    need to lose one, who should i cut for ROS? cain, ozuna, pollock, polanco, singleton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  129. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H (OBP/XBH + QS/IP) with Keepers

    Better ROS: Alex Gordon or Desmond Jennings?

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      Also, do you like Gordon for Anibal Sanchez?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Anibal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  130. kisses says:
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    what to do with Jed Lowrie? I have BCraw at SS and have just started sitting Lowrie on the regular since he doesn’t do anything better than anyone else I already have. Do I drop Lowrie and pick up another bat (available: Wong, Moreland, Cain, JJones) or do I use him as my drop to activate Taijuan from the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Wong

      • kisses says:
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        @Grey: I’ve played around with Wong for the last few weeks. I think it’s time we go steady. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  131. Greyismyhero says:
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    y OF’s currently are this: 12 tm h2h

    A. Jones
    Springer
    Gomez
    L. Martin
    Yelich
    Polanco stash

    Would you drop any to pick up K. Davis?

    And ROS who would you rather have Davis or Yelich, I have Yelich on a lot of teams so would b dropping him to pu davis in some leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco….Yelich, but depends on needs

  132. Steve says:
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    Grey,

    Would you stash Joc Pederson or too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too soon

  133. JustanUncle says:
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    Austin Jackson for Ervin Santana…thoughts? I was going to drop Jackson for Arcia so I might as well take a shot on Santana…right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: would you give Austin for Ian Kennedy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  134. jim says:
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    Hey Grey. I traded wright and estrada for donaldson and jhonny peralta. which side would you rather have and why? thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  135. Aero says:
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    Myers had his first useful night since May 4th, the last time he hit a HR, with only 4 multi-hit games in between. I see from the comments above that you’re keeping the faith for the Star Mitzvah to happen at some point. I’ve got to think that in the 10-team league range we’re getting close to him being drop-able. Probably about the time his avg drops to the Mendoza line? He’s currently at .228.

    • Myles Standish says:
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      @Aero: Dropped him 2 weeks ago and it still feels good.

  136. ebudz says:
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    You basically said drop everyone for Khris Davis but I can’t decide who to drop, if anyone? My team is pretty light on power…

    12 Team H2H
    Yahoo Standard: (R, HR, RBI, AVG, SB) (W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP)
    (1) C: W. Rosario
    (1) 1B: A. Lind
    (1) 2B: A. Hill
    (1) SS: D. Gordon
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Ad. Jones, Bautista, Myers
    (2) UT: Hosmer, Heyward
    Bench: (Votto, A. Gordon, Gyorko)
    (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, Melancon
    (4) P: Eovaldi, Kluber, Estrada, McCarthy
    Bench: (Porcello, Chavez)
    (1) DL: T. Walker
    Bench Total: (5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: word thanks again for the reply grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. gareth says:
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    Drop Masterson?

  138. J-MoneyIV says:
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    Starting Milone v LAA at home on Saturday?
    SON isn’t a fan ($2.3), but he has been solid at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  139. Sterling Pooper says:
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    Zimmerman for Zimmermann deal…..which side wins?

    • Sterling Pooper says:
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      Sent too soon. OPS league, otherwise standard. # of Ns is not a category.

      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  140. Greyismyhero says:
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    Will Myers: 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. To mix religions, Jesus, when did this guy hit his last home run? I was praying for a star mitzvah.

    And to answer your question: Every single time I decide to bench the bastard, that’s when! unflipping believable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • ebudz says:
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      @Greyismyhero: you’re not the only one who left him on the bench …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke it!

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: way ahead of you! everything’s gonna be alriiight…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ghetto Bastard?

  141. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Would you cut any of these for G.Polanco —>Cuddyer,K,Davis or Wily Peralta…10 team h2h points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  142. gareth says:
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    I was on the verge of dropping masterson for loshe, but someone beat me to it. My other option is to pick up Chris archer, but he can be as scary and unpredictable as masterson.

    I’m actually morbidly afraid of streaming since my Tillman disaster last week. Coupled with some other bad outings, my era went from 3.50 to 3.80 in the space of a few days while on vacation. In the rcl standings i Dropped from 4th and within reach of the leaders to 7th (sad trombone).

    I might forgo another starter and just drop masterson to grab another speculative middle reliever to help my sagging ratios.

    You like joe smith, Casey fien, Danny farquar, Jonathan broxton, Zach duke, pat neshek, tony Watson or David carpenter best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carpenter

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey:thanks for the advice. i was veering towards either smith, carpenter or farquar.

        I will now prepare my Craig Kimbrel voodoo doll!

  143. OK we have

    Chris ‘Crush’ Davis

    How about

    Khris ‘Krush’ Davis

  144. Dean says:
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    Pick up Peavy and start today at home vs braves? Seems like a good matchup and SON likes it. 12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. OaktownSteve says:
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    Gareth asked about Josh Reddick yesterday. Man, is he tough to read. My perception of him is that he swings and misses too much, he swings outside the zone too often and the he’s vulnerable to breaking stuff, especially from lefties. He does have lefty split problems, but otherwise my impression of him (even after watching him a ton) seems not to be reflected in the numbers.

    He has a 30.3% out of zone swing rate which is basically league average. His K rate is up and his BB rate are down. The K rate at 23.3% is bad but not hideously bad.

    He’s got a low BABIP, but that’s been true throughout his career. He does hit grounders into the shift a lot.

    One of surprising things is that he is 21st worst in the majors at handling fastballs according to pitch f/x wFB (runs above replacement versus fastballs). He actually handles curves and changes much better.

    As you can see from this hit heat map, he’s very poor against pitches up in the zone. Last night he got absolutely beat on a swing and miss strike three on a fastball from Sanchez above the letters. That was actually what got me thinking about this fastball thing. Funny how you can watch a player all the time and make assumptions about him that may or may not be true. Then when you bring some analysis, you find out these surprising things.

    He does have a long swing and it may be that he just doesn’t have the bat speed to catch up with the high fastball. And if that’s the case, it’s going to be pretty tough for him to make much improvement. He’s reduced to waiting for mistake breaking stuff and you just don’t get as many of those at the MLB level as he would need to be effective.

    There’s also a mental side to Reddick that’s interesting. He does have some character to him, most of it pretty entertaining. The spiderman thing, the pies in the face, the beard (he started this whole beard trend in MLB with the beard off with that wrestler), and now the walk up music. And I’m not suggesting that he’s distracted. By all accounts he works hard, and is analytical. I just think the other character stuff suggest he’s got a lot going on in his head. You can definitely see that he’s pressing. He wants to succeed so bad. He takes failure hard; you see him grimace or squeeze the life out of the bat or throw his helmet after Ks. When you talk about guys succeeding in the MLB there’s the old cliche about the game slowing down. Reddick seems all sped up. I was watching in the field last night. He’s working his gum hard, flinching around, just itchy energy. And it really shows in ABs. You just get the feeling that he’s not letting the game come to him. You never feel like he’s in control of ABs. You know how with great hitters you look and feel like, “jeez, how can you even begin to attack this guy.” With Reddick, it feels the opposite. If a pitcher executes his pitches, he’s going to get him out.

    All that being said, Reddick has shown flashes when he gets some confidence. He hit homers in a three game series in Tor last year. He started to get hot recently. So what I think about him is that this is probably going to be who he is. I got fooled by his spring and the reports of the wrist healing up and the opposite field approach, but not much seems changed in his numbers (except where they’ve gotten worse). So I’m not predicting that we’ll see an improvement; there’s no numerical evidence to suggest it. And yet, I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point he does figure something out. He’s a very good athlete. His defense keeps him on the field. He works hard. He’s got one of the best hitting instructors and coaching staffs in the game to draw on. I’d love it if all of a sudden the lightbulb went on.

    • gareth says:
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      @OaktownSteve: thanks!

      I picked up reddick after his massive game against the Indians. I’d assumed he’d turned a corner after an awful start but he then proceeded to go something like 1 for 18.

      Apart from that one amazing season with the red sox he’s been a disappointment. I’m afraid the lightbulb may have come on then only to be switched off permanently.

      • gareth says:
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        @gareth: The worse part is I dropped Khris Davis to pick up Reddick, who caught fire soon after.

  146. Cheeeeeeeze says:
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    14 team mixed league… i’m a patient person, but beginning to look at moving Gyorko. Do I drop him for Wong, who I’m surprised to see available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  147. JustanUncle says:
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    what side do you like better: gray/polanco for myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, depends on needs

  148. Dean says:
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    Start or Site in 12 teamer.

    Minor at Red Sox
    Cingrani at Diamondbacks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

    • MR.T says:
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      @Dean:

      i`m in the same situation lol

  149. Smell The Glove says:
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    Need to drop one (all have slotted in as my UTL): A. Jackson, O. Arcia or K. Wong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  150. Dean says:
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    Any of these streamable in 12 teamer?

    Collmenter home vs Reds
    Peacock home vs Orioles
    Shoemaker at Mariners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  151. Dirt Nasty says:
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    Grey, here is my team. I’m in need of power, since Fielder has left the farm. You think Kershaw for Bautista is selling him too low? Or should i grab a couple of players, instead of putting my eggs on one player swap for Kershaw? thanks!

    Jesse Chavez
    Eovaldi
    Sonny Gray
    Kershaw
    Lester
    Scherzer
    Tillman
    Smyly
    Josh Collmentor
    Carlos Martinez
    Jason Grilli

    C Gattis, Grandel
    1B Brandon Moss
    2B Matt Carpenter
    3B Juan Fransisco
    SS Chris Owings
    MI Gyorko
    CI Smoak
    OF Adam Jones, Ozuna, Stanton, Rajai Davis, Castellanos
    U James Jones

    Bench

    B Miller
    Reddick
    Flores
    Singleton

    IR
    Ryan Zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bautista

  152. Dean says:
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    Top 2?

    Peavy vs Braves
    Cingrani at Dbacks
    Minor at Red Sox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Cingrani

  153. anthony says:
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    @grey: h2h 8 man league would you trade pujols for springer ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  154. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey, which trade you think is better? I’m looking to add a new pitcher.

    My McCutchen for his Weaver + Pagan
    or
    McCutchen for Lackey + Pagan

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Grey: How about J Bruce for Lackey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Terrible

    • Big Al says:
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      @Spammer Jay: The Dread Pirate is a 5 tool player. You never trade them except for another 5 tool player. If you have a outfield that good that you can trade him you could ask for Kershaw or Wainwright plus another 2nd round pick. Forget those 2 trades.

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Big Al: Thanks for the feedback, my OF is pretty decent.

        McCutchen
        Jones
        J Bruce
        A. Gordon
        Kris Davis

  155. smegma says:
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    Offer Frazier/Myers/Anibal for Miggy or is that too low to start? Miggy owner’s team has a lot of holes to fill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  156. Beyond says:
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    Dropped Gyorko for Beckham. Jed was my starting 2B since I dropped Boneface weeks ago. Glad to have that monkey off my back.

    In the past I have sworn never to pick up Smoak or Beckham again. But so be it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  157. Chicagifornia says:
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    Drop Eaton? Arcia & Revere available on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  158. Smell The Glove says:
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    Drop Y. Gomes for W. Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  159. Carter says:
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    Another day another question.

    Who do you think has the best remainder of the season:

    Longo, Donaldson, Beltre, Seager (hehe jk), or another 3B in the same tier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

      • Carter says:
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        @Grey: ohhh fer real!? then donaldson or longo next?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Donaldson

  160. Long Bawls says:
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    The Willinghammer! I think I have a zombino crush or, as it’s known in Europe, a Fanta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  161. studPL says:
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    Hi Grey,

    McHugh or Smyly rest of the way?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  162. Wilsonian says:
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    Have Kinsler. Is Dozier/Hawkins for Rizzo/Archer fair? Or a good winner for the Rizzo side?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Think this is just a slump for Dozier, or is the real Dozier standing up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not a 60/60 guy, so a slump was inevitable

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: well yeah, but he’s not doing anything of anything right now. Thanks for the input, as usual.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, I hear ya….He looks like around a 22-homer guy and he’s got 11 so 11 more homers over the next 4 months… It’s not great compared to where he was…It’s fine in the big picture…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: yeah, I absolutely knew he wouldn’t keep up that pace, but he’s been atrocious lately. He’s still probably going to end up being a top-3 2B this year if he even gets to 22 HRs. It’s looking like Cano isn’t going to hit as many as 15.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cano will get hot at some point, long season…

  163. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    dump mccarthy for shoemaker (the one who’s name looks like how espn wants to pronounce it) in QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  164. anthony says:
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    @gray 8 team h2h my pujols for brantley/sgray ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  165. John says:
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    Need bit more speed and like the possibilties of pollock hitting leadoff drop A Gordon for him in shallow lg,, Guys like Arcia and Ozuna avail for example. I have most power in lg by far tho so need speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine

  166. Dean says:
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    Is Jaime Garcia ownable in 12 teamers?

    Streamable tonight at home vs giants?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really… He’s streamable

  167. Steve Stevenson says:
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    ROS Player Rater likes Bumgarner ($28.4) a lot more than Gray ($2.9) in my format (6×6 QS). Someone’s trying to get one of them from me. Should I be pushing hard to trade Gray over Bum, or are they pretty close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum is better than Gray

  168. James V says:
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    Just got offered a trade: Allen Craig for Ryu in a 10-teamer with QS instead of wins. I take this, right? I’m a little apprehensive about it because my pitching is dead last (by a solid margin) at the moment…

    SP Josh Beckett
    SP Clayton Kershaw
    P Hyun-jin Ryu
    P Dallas Keuchel
    BN Alex Cobb
    BN Trevor Bauer
    BN Wily Peralta
    BN Homer Bailey

    BTW, great read as always! Thanks in advance.

  169. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Bruce Rizzo and Gray for Miggy and Bauer? Fair?

  170. steveV says:
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    Shallow 10 team league. Butlers on my bench and Polanco’s on waivers- should I drop Butler for Polanco or wait a couple weeks?

  171. GG says:
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    Just dealt:
    McCutchen, Starlin Castro and Steve Cishek

    For:
    Tanaka, Jose Bautista and Kenley Jansen

    • GG says:
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      wasn’t done w/ that sry… How’d I do??

      • gareth says:
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        @GG: spiffing job old chap!

  172. Wake Up says:
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    Glad you finally came to my side of the fence on Zim…if only you’d listened to me years ago…I could currently have a mustache and breath vapors…and you could be the broke ass with no papers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  173. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed

    Willingham or GJones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  174. poundsand says:
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    Start any of these for 12 team H2H pts?
    Miley vs CIN (12.7)
    Danks vs SD (3.1)
    Wood @ MIL (0.8)
    Rienzo vs SD (-4.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Rienzo

  175. Dean says:
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    Can you rank these for today?

    Vogelsong at Cards
    Minor at Red Sox
    Wheeler at Phillies
    Shoemaker at Mariners
    Garcia home vs Giants

    Only care about ERA and W’s, already have K’s in the bag for this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start any

  176. gareth says:
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    Drop Reddick for Lake, Quentin, Willingham or Ethier or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  177. Ryan741 says:
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    Looking to make a deal to get another top 30 SP in a points league. Would you trade Melky/Leake for Kluber? I seem to do well using Hittertron, and I’ve got depth at OF with Bruce/Holliday/Pagan/Austin Jackson/Bryce and Polanco waiting in the wings. Although Melky has easily been my best OF. I do think the other owner would take Polanco instead, but I think I want to hold onto him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kluber

  178. Phil says:
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    Hey grey, drop polanco for Oscar taveras? Or keep polanco? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Phil says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response ! You’d just stand pat? Lol I feel I’ve held onto polanco this long (about over a month stashed on my bench) that it would be ashame to send him to waiver city. I have a tag line for a polanco article when does get the call up like last season that went something along the lines of “put lipstick on a Puig” I may I have just butchered it sorry if I did ,

        “Loco for polanco”,

        “Polanco: pirate for add to you’re team”

        “Mustache you a question; why isn’t polanco on you’re team”

        “The pirate(s) found a treasure in polanco island”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, just stand pat… Walk the Polanco, argh!

          • Phil says:
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            @Grey:

            Walk the polanco! Lol I forgot that pun/ saying, I’ll keep on walking!

  179. goodfold2 says:
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    danks and quintana still the best of these
    Fri
    Danks vs SD
    Koehler vs ATL
    Sat
    Smyly @ SEA
    Kendrick vs NYM
    Tepesch @ WAS
    Milone vs LAA (maybe he’s moved up?)
    Sun
    Quintana vs SD
    Tomlin vs COL
    Elias vs DET

    damn Porcello got lucky in that inning. dude can’t find strikezone at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone and Quintana

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, milone has been eating people’s babies lately.

  180. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Should I trade miggy for Longo, Springer and Grienke.

    For reference, the rest of my pitching staff is Santana, Smyly, Cashner, Cobb and Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  181. Game of Throws says:
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    Which side you like? Wil Myers/K-Rod for Verlander

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, it’s fair

  182. gareth says:
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    Nice call on Willingham, Grey.

    I just saw his homer – boy was that crushed.

    He was playing texas so I thought “he hit it in Arlington, so there’s that” then I realized he’d mashed it out of the cavernous Target field.

    My second thought was “that twins lineup is horrible.” However upon looking at the now fully healthy lineup, I noticed he was hitting 5th behind dozier, Mauer, plouffe and Arcia. Thats actually not awful.

    So now I have Victor Martinez and Josh Willingham on my rcl team. I just need Tori Hunter to complete the ZOMBINO set!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  183. Carnac says:
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    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

    CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

    • gareth says:
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      @Carnac: some of America’s most iconic superheroes have been British too.

      BATMAN (nolan trilogy) is Welsh.
      SUPERMAN man of steel) is English.
      THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Is English.

      Maybe Hollywood should stick to this method. When they deviate and hire Americans you get Ben Affleck as Batman and Ryan Reynolds as The Green Lantern.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @gareth:
        @Grey:

        Batman – Michael Keaton/ Adam West (American)
        Superman – Christopher Reeve/ George Reeves (American)
        The Hulk – Lou Ferrigno (American)
        The Greatest American Hero – William Katt (American)

        I’m old school Yo’s!

  184. goodfold2 says:
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    yeah Porcello’s got issues, when punto homers off you at Oak Co

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: anybody today better thank some shrine or something that this twerp didn’t allow 7 or so. now it’s up to krol whether or not he allows at most 5.

  185. Q says:
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    Side A greinke , cargo, chisenhall

    side B: Braun, rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  186. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    Nice Naughty by Nature reference there in the comments Grey, takes me back.

    Kinsler and Dee Gordon or McCutchen and Phillips in a dynasty keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love Treach…. McCutchen

  187. BDubs says:
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    Would you drop Derek Norris or Rasmus for K. Davis? My DL spots are currently filled by Wieters & Trumbo and can’t really afford to drop anyone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  188. gareth says:
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    Jose Altuve’s story is pretty amazing.

    While in the minor leagues he also pursued a career in the film and tv industry.

    His credits include being an extra / stunt double in shows such as game of thrones (Tyrion lannister stunt double), boaardwalk empire (st Patrick’s day episode) its always sunny in Philadelphia (Danny devito stand in) and lord of the rings (the stunt where gimli is tossed).

    And now hes in line for a second all star appearance in the major leagues. A man of many talents!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  189. daveon says:
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    start shields against TOR. that team scares me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  190. fitz says:
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    seriously Bogaerts lets score some runs or get some RBI’s an occasional steal and homer would be nice! Didn’t think he’d be such a bore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  191. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow, this Oakland/Detroit is kind of like Foreman/Ali. Not in 1974, but right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  192. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    somebody just offered me this
    his rendon/rizzo/cishek for my pujols/gray. ROS player rater says i’m winning this. I would drop Mejia, making Cishek my 4th closer (we only have slots for 4 RP per day). problem is my SP is my issue. If i did this deal i would instantly drop solarte to make rendon either one of my utils or wong sub on lefty days. i probably won’t do this deal simply due to it making my team weaker right where i need it (SP), but just wanted to gauge people’s opinions. in other notes rendon and gray are very low on ROS player rater.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: i’m guessing that’s since you agree Gray is way too low on ROS player rater?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  193. Goose says:
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    Sveum hired as new hitting coach for Royals… considering the number he did for Starlin Castro last year, can’t say this bodes well.

    God, I hate owning Hosmer! What the hell can we do with this guy? I’ve offered him around the league so many times – no interest anywhere. Just gotta hold out, I s’pose, but I’m not even remotely happy that he’s one of the cornerstones of my keeper team. 10 HRs, .325 OBP, here we come!

    Finally dropped Gyorko yesterday – not about to re-experience what I went thru last year, waiting around for Starlin to wake up. Gyorko was destroying me with that insane .218 OBP (I’m last by a wide margin in that cat) and even though he’s showing some flashes here and there, there’s enough replacement value out there… including La Stella, who has Marco Scutaro upside!!! <—as bullish fantasy baseballers should be saying.

    For now I'm rocking a Wong-Odor middle infield, which smells quite nice, why do you ask?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously…. I’d hold on Hosmer…And pray…

  194. James V says:
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    Allen Craig for Ryu?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  195. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I have been holding onto Alex Wood in my Yahoo 11 Team Roto League thinking he might get a job back once people realize that the Harangutan or Floyd the Barber kinda suck. Should I continue to hold or should I add someone like McHugh or dare I say Mike Leake? Is it obvious that I am in need of Starting Pitching.

    I am also waiting on T. Walker. As usual, I will probably get kicked in the nuggets on that one.

    Many thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with McHugh…. Yeah, hopefully Walker works out for the both of us…

  196. stonepie says:
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    moreland ,willingham, arica, or headley ROS?
    headley looks primed for a breakout (on the padres). the rest are cheap power options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  197. Q says:
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    Side A greinke/cargo/b moss

    Side B Braun/Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  198. bossmanjunior says:
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    Is McHugh still in the rotation? I was looking at the probable starts page at mlb.com and it doesn’t show him pitching the next 5 games. Are the Astros going with a 6 man rotation or is somebody getting bumped to the bullpen? I got questions y’all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s in the rotation

  199. Rock says:
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    trade votto for kinsler?

    • Rock says:
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      @Rock:
      Avg counts, not OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fairish, don’t love it

  200. Count de Monetball says:
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    Best short term solution for 1B until either/both Votto/J. Abreu come off the disabled list. Biggest need right now is speed/average, although just hanging on to the lead on R/HR/RBI in a 5×5 Yahoo Roto.

    Best Choices:
    Adam Dunn
    Garrett Jones
    Juan Francisco
    Chris Johnson

    Thanks Grey, I haven’t been commenting much, but reading as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Jones…

  201. Count de Monetball says:
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    Hey, Where’s my face?

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Count de Monetball: Whew, there it is, wrong email…

  202. J-FOH says:
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    I’m all roided up today, let’s make some changes to my FCL team. Still haven’t moved past the injuries yet. I’m hoping Keuchel will be my JoFer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could use a JoFer too…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Missing Aviail a lot too, I had such high hopes for him and he just started putting it together when he went down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, he’s not a make or break guy

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: He was my Giancarlo…in a stalking way

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You gotta aim higher…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, and how about that Aoki… You drop him yet? I lost him the other day for nothing in particular…

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Grey be trollin…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: He’s been very SPANish

                In his defense, his value was solely predicated on the offensive train behind him and it’s been a pretty long wait at the station for KC this year

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He hasn’t exactly set the table for those behind him though

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I have to wonder if the Royals need to move Alex Gordon back to leadoff? That’s what has really changed since last year.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      But they have Dale Sveum!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: hehe, Sveum is Swedish for gizz

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, and that! HA…

  203. Jon says:
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    Would you add any of these guys over McCarthy? Harang, Peavy, Colon, Jimenez, Duffy, Tepesch, Vargas, Hendriks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  204. gareth says:
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    Reddick is so infuriating to own. 0 for 3 today. He then gets a 2 out ninth inning rbi double off joe Nathan to make me question dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  205. Justin B says:
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    Add K Wong for N Walker? I think I know who Walker is at this point, even with a nice start this year. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  206. Eddy says:
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    Any point in spec-adding Joba Chamberlain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did

  207. Bumgarner or Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  208. gareth says:
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    Long term if Nathan proves he’s done is Joel hanrahan, right?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: long term, he still has to perform on the big league level but if he can, then he’s the man. I think Nathan has a longer leash than most think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joba/AL AL

  209. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Grey,
    Another question if I may. Would you drop Machado for Prado or Mini Donkey for 3B?

    This is the same Yahoo 11 Team Roto League.

    Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  210. Our Pets HEADS ARE FALLIN' OFF says:
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    Grey, hit me with some of that wisdom… I send Braun and Samardzjia and I get Moss and Bumgarner..?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  211. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    Ks aside, pick one: McCarthy, Arroyo, Tomlin, or Tepesch? I am really leaning towards Arroyo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

      • Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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        @Grey: thx, internet buddy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          np

  212. SteveNZ says:
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    Heyward!

    A little more staying power tonight…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s already demonstrated it (emoticon).

        Maybe he can go again! *grows uncomfortable with the analogy*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  213. ferris says:
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    Can’t get mad that wheeler is going to set the single game strikeout record from my bench

    Think of the enhanced trade value!

    Nope. Sonofabench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  214. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, H2H, 5×5, keeping 5

    Braun + Gordon

    for

    Cutch + Cole

    Fair? Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch

  215. grey #1 fan says:
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    Stelllaaaaaaaaaaa

    Hello Grey, always a pleasure. Please rank these guys in order for who you’d want ROS potential:

    Wong, Rendon, Garret jones, kris Davis

    Thank you in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Wong

  216. pick'um says:
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    Keeper for next 3 years springer ,eovaldi any rounds or Felix for a 2nd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  217. SteveNZ says:
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    IF I didn’t have a bunch of HRs myself this week, I’d be in total despair about being up against EE. He has 4 of my opponent’s 5 home runs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I had just a taste…I’ve seriously had weeks of two homers for the entire week!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @SteveNZ: @Grey: I dealt EE, Desmond, and Lynn for Goldy, Starlin, and Aroldis just before EE went on his rampage. Had him at #7 on my overall board going into the season, but was worried about his wrist and still owned him on two other teams. Wanted to limit the risk. Loved the deal at the time, now it’s looking kinda meh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I still like it for you, obviously right now it’s not feeling terrific…

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, this was in one of my shallow 10 team money leagues. I was light on average and saves too, so it made sense at the time. Still makes sense, actually. It’s just tough to see a player that you were high on going nuts on another team…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, can understand that… Bet it ends up in your favor still…

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Thanks for the vote of confidence. Say, aren’t Masterchef and/or Top Chef due for their new seasons soon? I’m dying for something to watch (besides GOT).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Masterchef started this week… Wait until you see Graham! Go watch On Demand

  218. DJ says:
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    In a keeper league, I was just offered Mad Max Scherezer for George Springer and Drew Hutchison. I’m a big Springer fan but do I HAVE to take this. My current “aces” are Gray (not you, Sonny) and Hollywood Hamels. Whaddya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Scherzer

  219. SteveNZ says:
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    D Carpenter turning to shit. Directly related to my picking him up last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I almost grabbed him myself… Whew

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez – not much to gain (for me anyway) from Davis coming in here…

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    Panda!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Springah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And again, damn

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: My 10th HR of the week. 26 Runs, 26 RBI…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t had 10 homers in the last two weeks combined

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: my runs and rbi’s similar (which is nice since i’m generally weak at rbis), but only 6 homers and up against E5/Morse/Bautista this week so losing 6-8. was winning at start of Thurs 5-4.

  222. Knighttown says:
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    I was reviewing your preseason SP rankings to target some buy low pitchers for my 11 team daily 5×5. There are a few big names really struggling. Two of them, Liriano and Masterson, I owned and dropped. I also see Tony Cingrani on waivers and Homer available for cheap.

    My staff is really shallow (tee-hee). I’ve got bubble bench guys like Gattis, Fowler, Arcia, Chisenhall, Gomes and Gyorko.

    How many of these guys should I pick up and who would you drop. Assume they are all playing Util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d watch Masterson and Liriano for now and buy low on Bailey…

  223. frankgrimes says:
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    cingrani and cole prayer octagon please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m there with you on both, Grimey!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: +1.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: I hate my entire staff
        Cingrani Cole Tillman Bauer Chavez Ross Eovaldi Beckett

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cole is so frustrating to own…

  224. Knighttown says:
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    Offer Hill for Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like that for you

  225. frankgrimes says:
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    Springer again!

  226. Hondo says:
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    Note to George Springer-My sister,umm, what’s her name is now packed in a Fedex box and is on the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

        • J-FOH says:
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          @frankgrimes: what kind of tank is that? is that a Provari?

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @J-FOH: yes the ProVari Mini with a Spheroid. Flavor town.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @frankgrimes: Yeah, I’ve been almost all mechanical for a year now. I rarely touch my VV/VW devices. Mechanical is flavor town

            • J-FOH says:
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              @frankgrimes: Have you tried the Aero tank or the Nautilus tank?

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @J-FOH: totally respect the mechanical but the ease of use is where it’s at for me so I stick with the trusty provari. Yes tried both. They are decent if you can get past their finicky faults. I much prefer the spheroid over any tank of those sorts.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @frankgrimes: I like clouds and flavor, that’s why I go mechanical. I have a shop literally 2 minutes from my house and they do all my builds for free. Will fix anything

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @J-FOH: Yea I get that. I’m not a cloud chaser I’m just glad I finally quit cigs. Shops around me kinda blow so I taught myself everything.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @frankgrimes: yeah, I live in Vape Mecca and about 15 minutes from the wholesaler. I get all my hardware super cheep, like 60-70% less than the stores.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @frankgrimes: I also know a bunch of juice makers and get free juice for days

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Awesome!

  227. Peeker says:
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    Should I give Ramos or Norris a “shot” over montero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  228. Nipsey Russell says:
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    Stash Singelton or Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  229. Zeke says:
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    You recommended I trade Gray and Dee Gordon for someone like Kipnis. I ended up trading gordon and keuchel for werth and garrett jones. I also traded ernesto for adam lind since I can probably get someone better over the next couple weeks. i think i did pretty well…

    what’s the next move? tomorrow i’ll get some pitching depth off the waiver wire. all of the following are available: lorenzo cain, ozuna, reddick, david murphy, markakis, lackey, burnett, cingrani, beckett, hughes, jaime garcia.

    I’m currently 7th in steals but only out of last by like 3. with dee gordon gone i’m thinking about punting steals and trading alcides/everth. what do you think about that strategy? also what players would you try to target in trades? Thanks Grey!

    C: Posey
    1B: Chris Davis
    2B: Aaron Hill
    3B: Miggy
    SS: Everth
    1B/3B: Matt Carpenter
    2B/SS: Alcides Escobar
    OF: Holliday
    OF: Cespedes
    OF: Werth
    OF: Khris Davis
    OF: AJ Pollack
    UTIL: Seth Smith
    Bench: Adam Lind
    Bench: Billy Butler
    Bench: Span
    Bench: Taveras
    Bench: Empty

    SP: Yu Darvish, MadBum, Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray
    RP: Jansen, Perkins
    DL: Mat Latos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t punt anything, you have too much pitching, trade Darvish for a top 20 bat…

  230. me00up says:
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    Springer for Iwakuma? Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  231. EK says:
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    Floyd vs SEA next week must stream for 12 team H2H pts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  232. Mikey B says:
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    Re:Khris Davis. My password is itchycornboy. Yup, short story that involve Carlos Santana and recreational drugs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  233. frankgrimes says:
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    fucking cole Scully said his era after the fourth inning this year is above six and has given up 15 stolen bases out of sixteen attempts jeez that horrendous yo

  234. tbone2917 says:
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    Grey I need your advice. I offered Verlander/Gray/Gordon for Puig/C-Santana….
    I got countered Gray/Cobb/Uhera/Myers for his Puig/Santana/ Duffy

    I feel like I’m giving up a little to much…My leftover staff would be Verlander,Evoldi, Richards, Keuchel, Liriano, Kluber, Bauer, Rodney, Qualls Rondon

    My Lineup would be
    C: Rosario
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Cano
    3B: Longo
    SS: Alcedes
    OF: Bautista, Puig, Marte
    UT: Adams
    Bench: C-Santana, Kris Davis

    ??

  235. Slappy says:
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    From way above:

    “On Kazmir, which side gets the better of this trade. (I need a good front line starter, have Bautista (OF1), Gomez (OF2), Pence (OF3) and Braun in the U. I know Bautista and Braun could both get injured and it would be good to have Springer on the bench to plug in, but…)

    I would give Kazmir / Springer to receive Bumgarner.”

    (1) Kazmir The Great = 2.59, 0.96
    (2) George Springer = 10 HR in May

    There’s your good front line starter and if you haven’t had Springer plugged in already….

    By the way, we now call him Kazmir The Great and not Kid K because (a) he isn’t a kid, and (2) he isn’t even the same pitcher that he once was, back in those days of yore, when Nimrod was a might hunter before the Lord.. No more 2 pitch fastball-slider combo, but now those 2 plus a 12-6 curve, a change and a knuckle-split, which ptiches, judging by his BB/9 of 1.7, are thrown for strikes. The 1.7 BB/9 rather bests his ROY and 2 AS seasons of 4.2, 3.1 and 3.8. And he’s cut his HR/9 in half, to 0.5. And his mechanics are more fluid than they ever were as well, even compared to last season when he started 29 games (so don’t buy into the “he’s gonna get injured” meme either).

    Now back to George of the Jungle, we obviously don’t expect him to hit 10 HR every month, but if it seems that he’s good for 30 a season, then there goes CarGo, who is 1 of my 5 batter keepers in the one league. Good player CarGo, but he’s worth nothing when he’s injured and he’s even more injured than Kazmir ever was. So since my other 4 batter keepers are Choo, Jones, Puig and Reyes, and I’m looking to kick Reyes to the curb, if George of the Jungle does his thing, then, if at all possible, CarGo goes to some schlub for an IF keeper in lieu of Reyes. Now, mind you, I mostly do the H2H thing, which makes CarGo even worse, since he’s something more than entirely useless when it comes to the fantasy playoffs and he’s nursing a hangnail (meaning, come September, they don’t bother to put players on the Down Low, so it’s not like you can put him on the Down Low and pick someone up to replace his sorry okole).

    For a bonus freebie, some other soul said something about Hosmer. And holding out hope. You might try, if you have room, stashing Jon Singleton. We’ll see how he works out as well. And on that note, since I have him stashed, if he works out, I’m just going to de-keep CarGo, so Springer subs in for him as keeper and Singleton subs in for Reyes. Can always do flavor of the week for SS. Remembering as always, the reverse of what Catfish once said, to wit, sometimes the sun does shine on the one dog’s okole.

    • gareth says:
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      Is slappy Tehol in disguise?

  236. gareth says:
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    Sit my ace David price at Fenway tomorrow?

  237. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    brad miller alert part 1, 2 hits in same game (much less week!)

  238. gareth says:
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    G3!

  239. Lubey says:
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    Nicky Franks with the golden shower :(

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey: Cron looking nice though :)

  240. Lubey says:
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    There goes the save :(

  241. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    is something wrong with Frieri? j. smith was in for the 8th now no frieri. they are up 4, but still seems odd.

  242. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    there we go salas, soon they’ll have to bring in frieri

  243. Lubey says:
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    Bring on Erine!!!

  244. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I’m considering dropping Tillman and looking to replace him with another starting pitcher. It’s a 12-team H2H league. Most teams fill the 7 SP roster cap and there are starting pitchers that are listed as RP or RP/SP that don’t count against the cap, adding to how deep we get in starting. There are a total of 90 actual starting pitchers owned (based on current role, including DL’d starters). Moves cost cash, so I’d rather not stream in the regular season.

    I give the context partially to explain the position depth as it relates to a prospective add/drop, and partially to explain why I still own Tillman.

    I could add Taijuan, DL him, and add another SP to my active roster. Available options include Wheeler, Archer, McCarthy, Skaggs, , Eggs Odorizzi, and the aforementioned Taijuan. Thoughts? Thanks for all you do!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: he would’ve told you mccarthy.

  245. Fungazi says:
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    Another homer for Springer.. wow. Every year in a keeper I avoid drafting the obvious top choice so that I don’t blow a pick 5 rounds before anyone is thinking prospects. So taking a Gyorko over Myers last year or Baez/Polonco over Springer this year.. never seems to work out.

    No question here, just me smashing my face on my desk while I try to understand why I try to iron out my draft strategy so perfectly instead of just taking the big OF prospect before anyone would even think of it.

  246. dLark says:
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    Springer or Machadooooo?

  247. goodfold2 says:
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    Yahoo finally brought back the “Note to Self” in the middle of the bottom of the team page. SO USEFUL! when you have a bunch of leagues and only have like 7 minutes to set 10 lineups. Don’t know why it takes 7 weeks to do this.

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