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Marcus Stroman has a slide piece that would make John Popper jealous.  Last year, he was just as dominating, so it’s not like this came out of nowhere.  Well, last year after he returned from his suspension for testing positive for methylhexaneamine.  Did you know that no one connected to the commissioner’s office was able to pronounce what he was suspended for nor anyone directly connected to Stroman?  His grandma said, “My grandy-son was suspended for menthol cigarettes?”  A coach familiar with Stroman said, “It was really frustrating when people kept asking, ‘What’s he suspended for?’  After a while, when people asked during his suspension where Stroman was, we’d just say he was in the bathroom.  No one wanted to try to pronounce the drug he was banned for.”  Last week, he threw six no-hit innings.  Here’s what Prospect Scott said in the offseason, “The 22-year-old made 20 Double-A starts on the season, posting a 3.30 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and K/9 at 10.4.  Those of you who read my posts throughout the regular season know that I’m intrigued by Stroman — he brings a fastball/slider combo that’s as good as any in the minors, and that skill set makes for some exciting performances (he whiffed 11+ batters in four of his 20 starts).  Stroman was probably ready for a big league look this past September, but the Jays opted to send him to the Arizona Fall League instead.  Big time whiff potential will make him a coveted piece in the fantasy game as soon as he surfaces.  Speaking of faces, I hate Grey’s.”  Hey!  The Jays will be finished with McGowan in the landmark case of sooner vs. later, as well they should be.  Stroman could be up any day now, Annie Potts.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Trevor Bauer – I just went over my Trevor Bauer fantasy.  It was written while I held my Cougar’s hand and told her it felt like a prune.

Collin McHugh – His numbers right now are ridunkiculous — 11+ K/9, sub-2 BB/9.  I’d absolutely give him a try.  Maybe McHugh will join Jesse Chavez on your team so when your leaguemates see you in first place, they’ll look at your team and wonder how in the world you’re pulling it off.   It’s good to win, it’s better to perplex.  “Grey throws him against the ropes, spins him around and drops the Perplex!  Oh, it’s over!”

Josh Beckett – Here’s a guy that is strictly a Stream-o-Nator start for today.  By the by, when I ask myself, “What does the SON say?”, I then start making crazy noises like What Does The Fox Say?

Wily Peralta – Opposite shituation as Beckett.  I don’t love his start today, but I’d prefer Wily P. long term.  It neither helps nor hurts him that Wily P. sounds like someone that would be smoking crack with Rob Ford.

Nate Eovaldi – If we’re to assume that Matthew Berry, Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft own 10,000 fantasy teams to build up their virtual trophy shelf, then we can also assume that if they don’t own Eovaldi it makes sense why he’s only owned in 32% of leagues.  Nothing else makes any sense.  Oh, and on April 4th, Eovaldi was the lede in my 2nd Buy of the season.  *blows on knuckles, goes to wipe knuckles on shirt, realizes I’m naked*  And I’m not using my fingers to type this.  Rawr!

Dillon Gee – He really shouldn’t be in any Buy column all year.  It’s kinda stupid that I need to keep talking about him.  Who will have better fantasy value this year, Gee or Hamels?  Is it close?  Prolly, but simply because it’s close leaves one scratching their head why Gee isn’t owned.  Well, that and head lice.

Hector Rondon – He looks like the head of the four-headed monster that will close Cubs games, assuming there are games to close, and assuming makes an ass out of u and Ming the Merciless.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – It’s taking you longer to pick him up then it takes a barista at Starbucks to write his full name on the cup.

Derek Norris – Right now, he’s owned in 0.7% of leagues.  There’s a bigger percentage in the odds of a UFO landing on your house, looking for Andrelton Simmons.

Lyle Overbay – Love, love, love, love, lurve even Aloe Blacc’s new album.  As my dog Ted would say, it’s the bomb dot gov.  Try to listen to Red Velvet Seat less than 70 times in a row.  You can’t.  Subtract four love’s and a lurve even, and it’s how I feel about Overbay, but he has been playing and in NL-Only leagues you can’t be too picky, unless you have chicken pox.

Justin Smoak – In the first week, he made you stop.  In the 2nd week, you wanted him to drop.  In the 3rd week, you rolled to another 1st baseman.  That’s a natural reaction to Smoak.

Scooter Gennett – The Brewers look like they’ve finally figured out what the entire world has known for years, Weeks sucks.  Not to be confused with his uncle, Years Weeks.  He doesn’t suck.  Gentle man.  Has a hearty laugh.  Good at Connect Four.

Danny Espinosa – Someone asked the other day where Espinosa goes when Zimmerman returns.  Honestly, no clue, Professor Plum, but Zimmerman can’t even hold a ball right now, and his shoulder falls off his torso in a strong gust of wind, so I’d cross that bridge when I came to it, modern-day explorers.

Brandon Hicks – All he does is hit home runs!  And soon he won’t even be doing that, but while he is, it’s worth a flyer.

Zack Cozart – He’s got a low flame on a hot schmotato and I’m drizzling sour cream and draping it with Bacony Baco Bits….Okay, I should eat prior to writing these things.

Grant Green – I just went over Green this morning.  It was… I forget, but prolly awesome.  Go check it out.

Jace Petersen – Here’s four minutes and twenty-eight seconds to explain Jace’s value.

Gregory Polanco – I’m missing the reason why Polanco will be up before June, so I’ve been pretty recalcitrant in pimping him.  I’m almost sure I’m using recalcitrant wrong.  Doesn’t that mean too much calcium?  I’m also sure that in the history of the world recalcitrant and pimping have never appeared in the same sentence before.  Still, if your league is deep enough, you need to start thinking about stashing Polanco.

Krispie Young – The Hitter-Tron loves him today as well as covering itself in motor oil and sliding itself back and forth under a car.  Slowly at first, then exceedingly faster.

A.J. Pollock – Has two homers and hitting over .300 in the last week even if the Pollock writes it 003.

Chris Denorfia – This year he’s hitting .314 with one homer and five steals… Damn, that sorta killed my enthusiasm.  Well, in some leagues, that’s helpful.  Plus, Christine Denorfia never put out, so the Denorfias owe me!

Cameron Maybin – The Padres are overdue for an offensive explosion, apparently.  Gyorko alone owes me about 12 homers in May.  Jerko!

SELL

Charlie Blackmon – The Buysellatops, that big, dopey beast that only eats vegetables, but pronounces them veggy-tah-bulls, has a thing or two to say about Blackmon’s current value.  Like Jerry Maguire, I love Blackmon!  But he is nowhere near this good.  I think this sell is obvious, so I’m gonna give you a second one today.  It’s right here… *checks pockets, removes shoes, socks*  Where the hell did I put it?  *opens drawers frantically, gets panicked, embarrassed*  Um, I had it right here… *removes wizard hat*  There it is!

Justin Verlander – It’s no secret that I haven’t liked Verlander for a few now, but he’s been really yawnstipating and it’s only disguised by a bit of luck.  His K-rate is at 6.98 and walk rate is at 3.38.  That’s lesser than such notable (not notable) names as Tanner Roark, Miguel Gonzalez, Chris Archer, Matt Garza…Are you getting the idea?  Verlander is all name value at this point and one season away from being CC Sabathia’s pee boy, which is a terrible job since all CC eats is asparagus.  I wouldn’t trade Verlander for a coffee table book about coffee tables, but I would explore my options.

  1. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    drop gryorko for espinosa? no one in my league would pick him up, so i feel i can always swap back if i wanted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Puig says:
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        @Grey: Grey will never tell you to drop Gyorko so dont ask lol I did weeks ago and have been sleeping like a baby… Ironically the baby im sleeping like is named Oferthree or Oferfour, one of Gyorkoff’s two newborn babies, cant distinguish them from eachother because they both have the same batting average as their father…

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Puig: Greys love for Gyorko reminds me of his love for Nolan Reimold and we all know how that love affair ended :D

          • Streaming Leake says:
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            @Moscowitz: I was wondering if Gyorko would have more babies than hits this week. So far: two babies, two hits. Thank God they didn’t have triplets!
            I was lucky to take Dee Gordon with my final pick of the draft, and my time Waiting for Gyorko will mercifully end when Bauer gets the call and takes his spot.
            Grey, cheers and thanks on the Pujols recommendation. You can’t win ‘em all.

  2. Oh Grey you are good. And I’m not just talking baseball (wink, wink).

    Maestro, should I trade Nick Castelanos for Nathan Eovaldi in a keeper’s league? I need pitching and I have Rendon ahead of Castelanos at 3rd but I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Rendon moves to 2nd or gets hurt and also I wouldn’t be surprised if Castelanos has a commendable B+ career. Barring injury, will Eovaldi have good future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I don’t mind that trade for Eovaldi

    • Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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      @Fanthead:

      Nasty Nate was pumping 99 his last start, I’d make the move

  3. Commish Cauda says:
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    Wow! First time I was ever first poster. I’m at a loss for words…

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      @Commish Cauda:

      so much for that. SIGH.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Commish Cauda:

        Need a 1B in a deep 14-team H2H-6×6 League (XBH & QS).

        Pick up Smoak, Juan Francisco or Garret Jones?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smoak

  4. ctmusic says:
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    Bauer or Stroman? Green or Getz (to replace Kipnis, AL-Only)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer… Getz

  5. Jimbo says:
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    Need AL help, 8 man league with 4 keepers – sucks a big one being the new manager in with a crap team…but I need a 1b badddly

    Currently have Mauer at catcher and Dunn as my starting 1B….Hart, Loney and Smoak are available but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, not sure on your thoughts.

    2 for 1? 12 team Mixed league have Swisher taking a dump in my utility spot, Mcgehee is out there thoughts on grabbing him for now? Anyone else that might be quietly hiding in the under 25% owned area that you would advise?

    Completely converted to Razzball after this season, articles are great and keep me entertained

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hart and Smoak are available in an AL-Only league? I’d hold for now, then just grab Smoak once Dunn sucks… I’d go Swisher over Casey, no idea who’s available in your league…

      • Jimbo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks thats good enough, I had smoak but swapped him out for Dunn bc he was killing me

  6. Ben. says:
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    Brandon Phillips vs Sergio Santos? Is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  7. Dumpy Billy Butler says:
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    Now that you blew my cover on Stroman, do I replace Martin Perez or Corey Kluber with Stroman, Porcello, McHugh? I am trying to grab Bauer for Frieri too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber with Porcello

  8. Paz says:
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    Are you holding Masterson at this point or would you take one of your Buys over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  9. Jay says:
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    Kipnis going to the DL opens open a roster spot for me. Available options:
    Aoki, Revere, Markakis, Aybar.

    Could use some overall offense but I trail in SBs this week. I like Revere for that, but Washington is decent in prevent swipes.

    I have andrus who isn’t doing a DAMN thing, so Aybar is interesting.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: is it time to move on from EYJ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: cool thanks.

            Grabbed Eovaldi with the open spot from Kipnis, dropped EYJ for Aoki.

            One more you taking Mchugh over any of the following:
            Lester, Tillman, Porcello, Strasburg, Gee, Cain, Eovaldi, Teheran?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gee

  10. Anthony says:
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    Good stuff Grey. I need to grab an OF in my mixed H2H points league. It’s -1 for strikeouts. Who would you grab out of Viceado, Khris Davis, Raji Davis or Eric Young? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Khris

  11. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Excellent write-up. Much like Tehol’s team, I’m in fantasy purgatory at the moment. Trying to offer Cano and Robertson for Kipnis (DL), Belt and Cashner. Which side would you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: It’s a keeper league and I’m in last place at 13-27. The season isn’t over, but looking to get younger and address areas where I’ve been injured (e.g., 1B/3B and SP). Change your mind at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  12. ctmusic says:
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    Getz or Semien for the next two months?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  13. Andrew says:
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    Would you add Minor (first start) for tonight’s start at home vs Giants?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  14. Yescheese says:
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    Would you drop M Perez for Stroman?

    Perez seems more of a nice ferratio streamer, a la Lohse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re using Ferratio wrong…. I’d want Perez for now in most leagues

      • Yescheese says:
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        @Grey: please forgive my broken razz phrasing. I’m still in intermediate razz 104

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  15. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” … Christine Denorfia never put out … ”

    oh yes , she did !
    for this guy ===> Stroman Buylanski
    but she was only 13 , at the time , so
    it only mattered to some , depending on where you lived .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  16. John says:
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    We dont know but will a Polanco be better than a.. Alex gordon….L Martin….Bj Upton type?
    Hes already gone in my league just curious..

    Also Oscar what type line think he can have in a second half better than a alex gordon type hes bit more power and double power than polanco but no speed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… I projected Oscar in the preseason

  17. SpecialFNK says:
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    give – Christian Yelich, Chris Colabello, Kyle Farnsworth.
    get- Michael Cuddyer, Danny Farquhar, Corey Kluber.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis (DL). 2B- Gyokro. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Colabello.
    OF- Crisp. OF- Cruz. OF- Yelich. OF- Kubel. UT- Moreland. DL- Calhoun. DL- Ruggiano.
    BN- Ludwick, CYoung, Moreland, Espinosa, LaMahieu, Hicks, Green, Moustakas.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields. RP- Papelbon. RP- Farnsworth.
    P- O’Day. P- Cecil. P-ESantana. P- Ross.
    BN- Kennedy, AMeyer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m Canadian eh.

        but I don’t understand the answer.

        Farnsworth probably can’t hold the job right? Farquhar could at some point take over if Rodney is replaced. wont hurt in ERA/WHIP but help in K while waiting.
        selling high on Colballo, who I imagine wont continue what he has been doing.
        buy low on Kluber who should be better, with 8.51 K/9.
        only question is really Yelich and Cuddyer, and whether Cuddyer is healthy right? Yelich FB% so low HR aren’t really a factor. Cuddyer if healthy should have no problem out producing Yelich right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh means I didn’t like the trade… Cuddyer is too much of a question mark…

          • SpecialFNK says:
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            @Grey:
            thanks for the reply.
            I can wait until when he returns to see if he can get going again. his eligible return date is tomorrow.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: if yr girlfriend one day came home and said “hey, let’s have a threeway with…. this dude i met” and you said “eh” what would it mean?

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      @SpecialFNK: If you want to take a bit of a risk, get Cuddyer. Don’t think you’re giving up much that isn’t replaceable. Cuddyer a bit of a question mark but a solid OF2/3.

  18. Jon says:
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    we’re all sitting Wheeler and W. Peralta tonight, right?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Jon: yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Wheeler

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: F*** it im starting him, my ERA is around 15 this week so why not.

        • Chris r says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I’m in that same boat, all over the counting state, screw the eras!

  19. Joesh says:
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    10 man H2H redraft league. 20 categories.

    Rios for Kemp, Eovaldi, and one of Alex Wood/Dan Haren/Jered Weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure Wood

      • Joesh says:
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        @Grey:

        Awesome, thx. Any worry that Wood is gonna be on an inning limit this year or moved to the bullpen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries now in that trade

  20. tj says:
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    Verlander is still recovering from surgery and his velocity was more consistent last time out. Hes been having one bad inning a start which is where he was before his cy young mvp season. I suspect he is not going full bore early on but his offspeed stuff has been very good. Your not watching the games only peeking at the boxscore. Id buy low

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda like last year where he wasn’t good for 3 months

      • tj says:
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        @Grey: kind of like ranking prince fielder in your top ten.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @tj: Ha, dah!

    • My Minor Likes Female Pujols says:
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      @tj: I had verlander last year and sold him to a “buy low” guy after back to back 7 earned run starts. Don’t be the buy low guy. His peripherals are slowly getting worse as he’s not what he used to be. Stayed away from him this year and I agree a Sabathia drop will happen any year now.

  21. Sad Keanu says:
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    Do you like Ruiz over Jason Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  22. Ryan741 says:
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    Trade question in a H2H points league. Would you give up Beltre/Rios/Austin Jackson for Edwin/Braun/Alvarez or Middlebrooks? It was offered, but kinda worried about Edwin’s wrist and Brauns thumb. Definitely more potential with that side though. Already lost Bryce, so hesitant for other injury guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  23. Derek says:
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    Pick up mcHugh, evoaldi, or stroman over my cc sabathia and Chris tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi over CC

  24. Chillbrobaggins says:
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    Drop Tillman or archer for stroman?

    10 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

      • Chicagifornia says:
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        @Grey:

        Drop Tillman or Kluber to make room for Iwakuma?

        12 team H2H mixed league. Could also lose Gyorko.

  25. Ben. says:
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    Melky Cabrera vs Chris Tillman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  26. Ben. says:
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    Drop Porcello for Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  27. Scared Hitless says:
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    I was offered Pedroia, Darvish, and Austin Jackson for Prince, Shelby, and Wil Myers. Yes? No?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  28. John says:
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    Continuation trade Julio Teheran.

    My need still pitching just looking for better workhorse type, often hard to just uprgrade Sp for SP but would you trade? looking at price Lee and Madison
    Julio for madison or LEE or PRice
    Cueto for madison -Lee -Price
    Harper for Madison Lee Price

    Any other SP out there buy low in this tier?
    What combo looks the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper for Lee

      • john says:
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        @Grey: wld u do cueto Madison that owner is slightly interested

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  29. J-Money says:
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    Love your work Grey, but I hate Chris Archers. Droppable for, say, Dillon Gee? Owned him last year and was frustrating as well. Do you think he’ll figure it out or is this the real slim shady?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, Gee but not in Coors

  30. Berry berry says:
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    Trade check

    Just had to friends in a league make a trade

    Dozier 2b hot start but 19th ranked second baseman to start the year drafted in the 19th round

    For Zimmerman pitcher solid 2nd starter drafted in the 5 th round

    Not to mention leaves the Zimmerman team light on innings and he already has uetly at second this is a utility slot

    Thoughts

    16 team deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

      • Hisashi Bukakke says:
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        @Grey: that stream if consciousness is a babbling brook

    • Michael Pemulis says:
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      @Berry berry:

      What relevance whatsoever does a player’s draft position 6 weeks ago have on his potential value going forward?

  31. Matty says:
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    Thanks for helping me blow through another public sector Friday with narry a piece of work completed.

    Volquez, Porcello, or the young bucks named above for the rest of the season? Standard league.

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  32. Cold Never Bother SOnny Gray says:
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    Hello Grey

    Gyorko and J Chavez both dropped in my 10 team categories non keeper league.

    Should I drop G Polanco or M Perez for either/ both of them? Also everyone on your buy list is available.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  33. Bob says:
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    How would you rank these arms ROS?

    wily peralta
    ian kennedy
    tyson ross
    taijuan walker
    trevor bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Wily

  34. Beastman says:
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    Continuation from old post…16 team H2H, looking to get speed at 2B, willing to sacrifice SP.

    Walker + Lincecum or Hughes for Altuve + Jared Cosart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Not a believer in Cosart at all? Bad WHIP throughout the minors, but no hope of him turning it around? And yes, I realize I’m trying to talk myself into him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Beastman: He’s barely AL-Only startable

  35. Los locos says:
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    Choose one Bauer stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  36. David says:
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    12 team 7×7 with extras being obp, slg and holds and quality starts. I don’t have much chance of winning this year. Was trying to trade for an elite power hitter and offered Butler Kimbrell, and R. Davis for C. Davis and Serrano. He wants Craig instead of Butler. We must keep for hitters and 2 pitchers. My other hitter keeper possibilities are: Butler, Rizzo, Choo, Marte, Arenado Puig, and Buxton. Pitcher keepers would be Price and Cobb. Is that too much to give up for Davis?

    Thanks for your patience!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Craig

  37. Surprisingly nice to see Smoak show up here. Grabbed him after noticing his comprable stats to heartthrobs Ozuna & Brantley, & superhypedsoph W. Myers. All with him, nor Seattle, not really hitting their offensive stride, 12+ Teams Leagues, not sure that he should be on the waiver wire.
    Assuming Bauer gets the call shortly, could you please adjust this ROS ranking of Kluber, Bauer, Chavez, Skaggs. Thanks! Happy weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Kluber

  38. Chris says:
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    Need to pick up a pitcher – Roark or Duffy?

    • Chris says:
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      Or Jason Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks dude.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Hisashi Bukakke says:
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    What caliber pitcher would you be looking for for (stutter) C Davis or Abreu right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Trade or a lower SP

  40. Swfcdan says:
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    With you on Verlander, thought the stuff would be back to ace-like this year but its not so im trying to sell. My leaguemates arent the most trade friendly types but ill try anyway.

    Would you do:
    Verlander + Pineda/Kuroda for any of Kershaw/Strasburg/Felix/Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, any if them

  41. Big League Wood says:
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    Perez at Coors and home v Red Sox. Niese next start at Miami then Phils at home while Gee at Coors.

    Daily 12 team

    Lose Perez for Niese for a couple starts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  42. Dingbat says:
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    Check out my team full of xFIP all-studs!!!

    Eovaldi – 3.12
    J Chavez – 2.68
    Kennedy – 3.07
    Ryu – 3.81 (BOOOO)
    C.J. Wilson – 3.21
    Keuchel – 2.84
    Sabathia – 2.78
    Lynn – 3.23
    Bumgarner – 3.42
    Salazar – 3.60

    What’s my point? I don’t really have one, but my team is in last place, so I’m really trying to look for silver linings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  43. Sad Keanu says:
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    HR to the Rizzo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  44. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Annie Potts!! I was good friends with her nephew and had dinner with her in the ATL when I was 13. I remember thinking (puberty being what it is) “I’d like to bang that!” I then went home and watched her “WE GOT ONE!” scene from Ghostbusters…on repeat…in slow motion…with the sound turned off.

  45. costaricanchata says:
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    just not waino’s day .
    more of these and he won’t be a shoo-in for the cy .

  46. SteveNZ says:
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    You don’t think I don’t read the comments on earlier posts? I’m streaming Beckett in one league today.

    So there.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      like trying to sneak a fastball past josh gibson .

      re : beckett
      how can we possibly lose ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ha… Just gentle razzing!

  47. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Stuff Grey!

    Who would you pick, McHugh or Stroman?

    Thanks again.

    GREY ES EL REY!!!!

  48. Big Magoo says:
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    Interesting stat from the MLB Network feed: A’s first basemen have a .220 slugging % this season. That Daric Barton must be a wizard with the glove.

    Incredibly useful fact from the same feed: The Yankees are the only team in baseball without a three run homer this season. Thanks for that. I’ll be sure to keep that jewel in mind when I’m setting my future fantasy lineups.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Offensively Barton is perhaps the worst position player in MLB right now. He’s the guy Billy just can’t quit. He’s been below average defensively this year too. Not just by his standards. By any. He’s had some untimely errors and plays that should have been errors where he got generous scoring. Callaspo has gotten reps at 1B but not until he cooled way, way down so between him and Barton it’s been ugly.

      Nate Freiman is hitting .224 in the PCL. He was last years right handed platoon option.

      I’ve been saying this to fellow A’s fans for a couple weeks, but I would not be surprised to see them pull Kendrys out of the blue. He can DH against RHP and get the 1st base reps against LHP. He’ll be a discount for a half year signing. The real hold up is that he’s going to want to make sure he’s going to put up good pro-rated numbers because he’s going to really want that multi year deal, so the A’s tendency to platoon and also the park might have Boras looking elsewhere. The A’s actually do have little money to spend though so maybe they sneak up and win a bidding war by surprise like they did with Yoenis. From a purely baseball on the field standpoint, would be a great move for them.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I don’t understand how Barton is still in the big leagues, let alone seeing significant playing time on a playoff contender with a savvy front office like the A’s. No power, no speed, about a .340-.350 OBP guy (which is fairly average for someone with strong plate discipline, supposedly), and mediocre defense, as you mentioned above. He must have some dirt on Beane and/or Melvin. That’s the only thing I can think of.

        Interesting take on Morales. It looks like a good fit. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Angels make a play for him too, assuming that there aren’t any lingering hard feelings from his previous stint there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: That is kinda crazy with the Yanks… Surprised Royals have had one… Must’ve been their one homer…

  49. Hisashi Bukakke says:
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    Follow up. As an owner of Abreu in four of five leagues should I look to cash out w this incredible start or hold as he may be the real deal? My Abreu fantasy has come true. Well minus one really touchy hentai octopus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hisashi Bukakke: I think he may be the real deal and I’d tread lightly on selling… But everyone has a price…

  50. For Grey’s eyes only:

    You have worked some magic for me in years past collecting two championships, but last year was abysmal being a squatter at 123 Last Place. This year has not started out well and while not panicking, just need your words/advice of reason. I followed your tiers and inputed all the rosters into the War Room dealio (which is bad ass) and it had my team at the top w/ everyone else following CBS rankings. Here we go (also sprinkled in three add/drop questions):

    Montero (in place of Ramos)
    Goldie
    Altuve
    Desmond
    Longoria
    Bruce
    Jennings
    Myers
    Abreu
    Garder (drop for Polanco?)

    Teheran
    Liriano
    Ikawuma
    Minor
    Kuroda
    Peavy
    Buckholtz
    Bauer
    Volquez (trade for Stroman?)

    Closers
    Street
    Rodney (traded away Ryu for him)
    Rondon
    Torres (drop and add McHugh?)

    I will refrain from asking any additional questions until the halfway mark, but would appreciate any advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express: Bruce has just been cold, Longo, Desmond, Myers…Same boat… You need to be patient with your hitting…. Kuroda’s a potential drop and Buchholz, but I’m not sure of your league size…

  51. Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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    Who’s your Kentucky Derby horse?

    Us guys close to Churchill Downs need to know.

  52. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper league

    Worth it to drop Neil Walker for Saltalamacchia at a utility spot? Have Cano and Prado on the roster already, and Weiters is my C.
    Not a fan of having 2 catchers but Salty is the only power left in the wire right now, and Weiters does get a good dose of regular days off if need be….

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Goose:

      I don’t think I’ve ever heard a GM say they are delaying because of Super Two. They all deny it, which makes sense. Player don’t want to view themselves that way and the GMs want to perpetuate the fallacy that they are playing for now always. The best you ever get from GMs is something along the lines of, “we think we’re good enough to compete right now….but we also recognize we have to consider the future.”

      • Goose says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yeah, absolutely.

        The real issue is why does MLB have this weird Super 2 rule anyway? Maybe I don’t get it (I absolutely don’t), but who gets awarded the status seems random enough – like it’s “awarded” by MLB – but then there’s a percentage-based deadline as part of it, too?

        You’d think they could eliminate the deadline and still keep the MLB review, if they wanted, and it’d all be much simpler…? Just don’t understand where there’s an advantage, and for whom, in the way it’s set up now.

      • Goose says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Okay so I found this -

        http://www.fangraphs.com/library/business/super-two/

        …which says this:

        “The Super Two cutoff used to stand at 17%, but got changed to 22% in the new CBA negotiations. This means that if a team wants to keep a player in the minors until after the Super Two cutoff, they will have to keep that player in the minors for even longer than before. Considering that the cutoff used to fall sometime in June — it varied from year to year, as the 17% cutoff isn’t tied to a specific date — it will likely end up being in July going forward.”

        So, ummm… double-you-tee-eff? As in, WHAT-T-F is up with this shizz? And also as in, WHEN-T-F is Polanco gonna be up?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Goose:

          Nice pull. Thanks for the info.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Goose: They have to draw the line somewhere. Otherwise you have people gaining arbitration eligibility at random times. I agree that they should not have moved it back to near July, but I hope they will look at it sometime soon.

          • Goose says:
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            @mauledbypandas: So why draw the line in the middle of the year? Why not just make it so every qualified player has arbitration eligibility from the start of the calendar year – so clubs can bring up people whenever they want during the season?

            I’m not trying to debate about it – I just really don’t get what advantage to the clubs – or the players – or the game – there is to putting the deadline somewhere (anywhere) mid-season…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose: Agree with Oaktown… They lie, the Pirates have little reason to bring him up right now….

  53. The People's Strudel says:
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    Grey,

    16 team, 10 Keeper league. I say this so you know that pitching is a barren wasteland that looks so bad, even Jersey girls sneer at it. Out of these shit straws, which is the best for a stream tommorrow:
    Arrieta vs. STL
    Maholm @ Mia
    McCarthy @SD
    W. Chen @Min

    Cuse me while I go take a shower.

  54. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Because of some good keepers in offense and some trades, I managed to have 4 aces with the following SP: Yu, Lee, Shields, Verlander, Burnett, Tim Hudson, Gee, and Jesse Chavez. RP Rosenthal and Melancon.

    Would you consider trading Verlander for Matt Holliday and Corey Kluber? Good trade? I want to push for Lance Lynn instead of Kluber, but I must probably have to include Victorino or Hunter. Which of the two?

    My team currently is: Lucroy, Encarnacion, Pedroia, Andrus, Arenado, Cespedes, Stanton, Hunter, Napoli, Victorino (BN). 12 team, mix Thanks for your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Holliday, I bet you can do better though

  55. Ryan says:
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    Who do you want more in a dynasty…Simmons or profar?

  56. OaktownSteve says:
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    Heya Albright. With all apologies I could only make it through about 3/4s of that whatever it was song that I’m supposed to listen to 70 times in a row. Please don’t make me do the other 69.25 times.

    I just took a look at your RCL team for the first time this year. Interesting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Ha… I was in first until yesterday, but my hitters stopped hitting… How’s your team doing?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Third but a slightly inflated 3rd based on GS. Lost Harper and Trumbo. Just made my first ever RCL trade. Traded Scherzer for Adrian Gonzalez as I’ve been rolling with streams at 1b. Decided to go 100% stream SP for the rest of the year. Happy to be about where I am with some slow starting players.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I feel the same way… I haven’t gotten anything from Jones, Zimmerman, Bruce or Gordon, really… I backed into Colabello but I think it’s time to move on…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            You should trade away a little bit of pitching. You don’t need to carry the 4th starter and you’re obviously getting to the waiver wire first for saves. There’s a guy in there with 3 different 3b men I think including miggy and donaldson. Might be an opportunity to package a good sp and a joe smith type and see if you can pry someone out of there in case Zimm never comes all the way back.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, thinking something like that… Usually like to wait a month to see how things shake out…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Yeah…I wouldn’t have made any moves before now. But I feel like once you have a feel for your team, if you’re going to take a shot, do it early and maximize the time to maximize the potential value. I’m not sure I got the better side of my trade in a vacuum, but I feel like it’s a fit for how I’m going to approach the rest of the season.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, around now last year I traded Choo for Price… I don’t have many classic sell highs though except for Teheran and I’m not sure people believe him…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: now I have Mad Max and Jo-Fer tag teaming the top of my rotation. What a great return for Gonzo. Nw if I could just get Salazar going and have a great return from Cobb and I’ll be golden

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So it was with Oaktown?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: yes. Me and oaktown have crossed teams

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ill, dirty!

                    • ElBoss says:
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                      @J-FOH: how do I get in this league??

                    • ElBoss says:
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                      @J-FOH: a profile pic might be a good start huh…

  57. FillyP says:
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    12t 5×5 ESPN keeper

    What kind of return should I look to get for Blackmon? Was thinking something like Blackmon + Hammel for Greinke. Or a similar tiered pitcher.

    Another option would be to target someone like J. Abreu to spell Fielder. I have Belt on the bench, but he hasn’t been that great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: I’d take Greinke

  58. Eddie says:
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    Heyward.. He is making me sick. Would you trade him for Leonys Martin and Hawkins/Rondon?

  59. Fantasy player says:
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    Kemp + LaRoche for my RIzzo + Springer? Redraft league

      • Fantasy player says:
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        @Grey: Another one for you, my Schezer + Andrus for Fielder + Ian Desmond?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds decent

  60. Joel says:
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    Fantasy baseball aside, you have no idea how nice it is to hear of a Blue Jay pitching prospect being so highly touted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Hopefully it pans out

  61. Hawks Fan says:
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    Ryu on DL15. Who gets his spot?

  62. chisoxx22 says:
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    Cargonzo or cargomez for Verlander? He also needs a 1b so maybe e5, kazmir and verlander for one of the cargo’s and wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chisoxx22: Yes on both…I’d take Waino and CarGo too

  63. E says:
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    Would you give up Verlander to get J Zimmerman
    Need ERA/WHIP help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: No

  64. Played by... says:
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    Do I trade my Jose Reyes and Jason Castro for Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera? I currently have E. Cabrera and Dee Gordon so I wouldn’t miss Reyes much at SS, I have Pierzynski at backup C and I have Seager at 3B who Santana may be just as good as. Also someone in my league has expressed interest in one of my SS’s because hes stuck with Brad Miller and no one else on the waiver wire, maybe swing Asdrubal to him. Thoughts?

  65. Clive says:
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    Nice post, Grey.

    Should I drop M Perez for any of Bauer, Eovaldi, or McHugh? It’s a QS and K/9 league, which all these guys might be an improvement in over Perez.. at least so far.

    I also really need a 3b with Zimmerman on the DL, and someone just dropped T Frazier. The only person I’d consider dropping for him would be Alex Gordon. Hold or go with Frazier? Would still have Bautista, Puig, and Hamilton in OF.

    Thanks!

    • Clive says:
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      @Clive: Also add Stroman to that list, and lose Bauer since someone just picked up Bauer.. So, any of Stroman, Eovaldi or McHugh over Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Thanks! Eovaldi…. Hold Gordon…

  66. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here are a couple of guys who are due to get hot:

    Castllanos: 34.5% LD rate (very high) .255 BABIP
    Posey: 25.3% LD rate .257 BABIP
    Elvis Andrus 23.9% LD rate, 253 babip (his career BABIP is .314)
    Pablo Sandoval .208 BABIP, LD rate at 20% in line with career average (career BABIP .300+)

    Prince Fielder has a .224 BABIP right now but he is at an almost 53% GB rate and the shift is killing him. Watched the A’s series and he seemed to hit everything on the ground right in to the teeth of the defense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I’m legitimately concerned on Prince… He’s grounding out everything…. Interesting on Pablo…

  67. FilthyRich says:
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    mcgehee or d espinosa at 3b? 10 team 5×5

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: where does espinosa qualify at 3B?

  68. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    what 2 arms would you want most on your staff 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10)
    PORCELLO
    STROMAN
    GARZA
    EOVALDI
    KLUBER
    SMYLY
    MEJIA
    NIESE
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Eovaldi, Porcello

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I have Porcello and Garza right now. Would you drop GARZA or BROXTON for EOVALDI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JJ: Garza

  69. goodfold2 says:
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    sweeney injured. who cares besides his recently pregnant girlfriend/wife? (so many of these guys are constantly having kids, it’s like their all Mormons and think they’re taking over the world; i’m just guessing since he’s a baseball player he impregnated somebody in last 0-9 months). us Lake owners might care though. finally good news there.

    frazier/ozuna/hart, 1 gets benched today only. which it be?

    also, heard podcast part last (sound has been fine for a while), as far as trusting the STL PR stuff about pitchers and their innings, they STILL haven’t even admitted (repeatedly either dodge or deny) that miller was shut down last year, so yeah….

  70. costaricanchata says:
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    come on , cards .
    tie this thing up and send it into extra innings .
    next game isn’t until 7:05

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: yr boredom is screwing with rondon owners.

  71. goodfold2 says:
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    EYJ owners better start looking for replacement SAGNOF about now, unless everyone gets lucky and d.murphy gets injured. sure looks like pinch runner currently, esp while legares suddenly (this whole year) decides he’s a hitting OF too.

  72. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Is Callebalos droppable? I dunno if I pronounced his name correctly.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I am not sure how you pronounced it. Can you explain how you pronounced it?

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: it’s pronounced “get a life.”

        ‘Spell it’

        Thanks Grey.

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Tarman Got Him: It is also called taking a joke. Sorry you couldn’t take one.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Wallpaper Paterson: i love those pithy SOB’s that have just enough time in their “having of a life” to take time out of it and pretend that people like Wallpaper have less of one, when nothing Wallpaper was doing was mean spirited nor stupid. maybe we’d be better off not having lives, maybe that way we could not be filled with such hate and could interact with others in a decent way. Having a “life” might be bad for the psyche.

  73. Andy says:
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    Eovaldi or Hutchison in a 12-team re-draft W,L,ERA,WHIP,K, BB, K/BB,K/9,SV,H, IP ?

    I’ve got Hutchison rostered right now, but am afraid he will never get another win with the bullpen the Blue Jays are throwing out there. And his manager seems to like keeping guys out there longer than necessary (see last Hutch start) and ruining a nice outing

    Thanks in advance!

  74. E says:
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    Pls rank for points:
    W. Chen @ MIN ($12.3)
    Dickey @ PIT ($10.1)
    Hughes vs BAL ($7.5)
    Keuchel vs SEA ($6.5)
    Morales vs NYM ($1.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: I’d go with SON ranking

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually switch Keuchel and Hughes, but you shouldn’t start them anyway

  75. JAL says:
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    So I lost Willy Ramos, Mesoraco, and now Dioner (even if its day-to-day, I am so far behind I can’t afford to not throw a body out there). Ruiz, Norris, Castillo, Flowers, Pinto, Grandal, TDA for now? Thanks!

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @JAL: Ramos is nearly back. I’m streaming Norris tomorrow.

      • JAL says:
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        @Spammer Jay: Yeh, except I dropped Ramos (and someone recently picked him up) a while back bc I have Cobb, and others have gone and gotten themselves hurt…sigh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Don’t pick up Yan, I need him until Devin gets back….Pinto

  76. Take 2 says:
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    Do I trade my Jose Reyes and Jason Castro for Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera? I currently have E. Cabrera and Dee Gordon so I wouldn’t miss Reyes much at SS, I have Pierzynski at backup C and I have Seager at 3B who Santana may be just as good as. Also someone in my league has expressed interest in one of my SS’s because hes stuck with Brad Miller and no one else on the waiver wire, maybe swing Asdrubal to him. Thoughts?

    • Take 2 says:
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      @Take 2: Sorry for spamming, my last post took a half hour to be approved and posted so I assumed “…” in a name was a no-no. Don’t look at me Grey, I’m not worthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Take 2: I was on the road, that’s why I hadn’t approved it… No worries…

  77. Raftman says:
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    Just got offered Mat Latos for my Travis Wood…. 10 Team, H2H pts… I have the DL spot to stash Latos and am able to pick up a quality streamer… take it right?

    • Come on DORN!!! says:
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      Take Latos!!! Even if he doesnt work out you can find plenty of other starters as good as Travis. This is an easy one.

      • Raftman says:
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        @Come on DORN!!!: Yeah… that’s what I figured… but am always hesitant on trading for an injured player. So…. who do I pick up to replace Wood – Kluber, Peralta, Stroman, Bauer?

        • Raftman says:
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          @Raftman: or Roark?

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Raftman: willy

  78. Come on DORN!!! says:
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    Oscar Tavares, he is getting it together in AAA, do you see him as the regular CF by All-Star break? Oh, I have a feeling that Howie is gonna be really consistant and good this year, …thoughts? Thats Howie Kendrick btw not Mr. C. as Malph called him.

  79. Spammer Jay says:
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    I thought you might put the sell out on Kazmir this week. Though I’m not exactly sure what I could expect in return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spammer Jay: Yeah, but not sure what you can get for Blackmon either

  80. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Neil Walker vs. Morrow or
    Gyorko vs. Arroyo

    Thanks

    • Come on DORN!!! says:
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      none of the above

  81. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    Deal Hamels for the recently DL’d Ryu?

    • Come on DORN!!! says:
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      Seems like the Phillies are taking thier time with Hammels and I think because its a real possibility they are going to trade him, which of course does nothing but help his value. Ryu on the other hand is very consistent and on a team that will put up the runs. Its anybody’s guess on that one, but I would go with Ryu because he will be back soon enough and with Hamels injury you just dont know for sure. I would wait to deal Hamels after he comes back when his value will be higher in trade.

  82. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Best replacement for Kipnis; Scooter, Espinosa or Grant Green? All 3 on you buy list … which one do you like best for the next 3-5 weeks?

  83. Nic Cage says:
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    Gee, Niese, and Eovaldi are available in my league. How would you rank them?

    • Come on DORN!!! says:
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      Evoldi and The Mets.

  84. Come on DORN!!! says:
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    Scooter or Green seems like a push, both have strong lineups around them, though they will be at or near the bottom of the order. Thats a tough one.

  85. Big Magoo says:
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    Batty called Peralta today in one RCL. 2-4 with a double, homer, and 3 RBIs. Just missed a two homer day with his double which was off the wall.

    Rondon looked good. Easy heat at 95-96 with good movement. 123 ninth for the save. Could keep the job over Strop, who’s been all over the place the two times that I’ve seen him pitch this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Nice batty call…. Rondon will keep it all year is my guess

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Yeah…I took a flier on the Ramirez kid in the Cubs pen in case Rondon flamed out quick like but I agree he looks like he might have some sticking power. Strop has never been a real option to me. He’s got zippo command.

  86. Come on DORN!!! says:
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    Francisco Rodriguez, obvioulsy is not going to keep this up all season, but do you sell high on him or just sit back and enjoy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit back and enjoy but I guess it depends on what you can get

      • Come on DORN!!! says:
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        Im in a pts league and he was a FA pickup so I thought trading him would be wise at this point before he starts to give up some runs. I’m going to package him with Pujols and Melky and see if I can get Trout. Sell high is the way to go and then I can buy low on Gyrko and that will just lovely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  87. Come on DORN!!! says:
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    last question. What to do for dinner tonight? Cant decide?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stuckey’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Pizzeria Uno

      • Come on DORN!!! says:
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        i live in the country so my choices are asking the neighbors if i can eat with them, gas station microwave fare or candy from the video store.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where in the country? I went to BU

          • Come on DORN!!! says:
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            you went to Boston University? Thats not in the country. Thats where Ellsbury used to play. I wonder what Ellsbury is having for dinner tonight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Leg of lamb

              • Come on DORN!!! says:
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                ok, im stuck now in my keeper. I gave up quickly last season and traded my players for picks for this year as all the big names become FA’s. I ended up w/ 5 picks in the first rd in a 12-team league hd2hd pts. I have Kersh, Waino, Price, Max and Felix that I picked with all those picks. My issue is that I picked up the Brewers closer and Rosenthol and can only run 6 pitchers total so of course someone sits, but who? We have to have a closer. I have no faith in Price, but he is better than my 2 closers? My batting suprisingly is solid as I could hope for and wanted to trade Price or one of the closers. What to do?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d trade Price

                  • Come on DORN!!! says:
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                    i just needed your advice on that one. Time to trade Price. Which of course with my luck over the last 12 yrs pretty much solidifies the Cy Young for him and MVP and prob rookie of the year and will kick the game winning field goal in the super bowl. These things just tend to happen to me :)

  88. Fungazi says:
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    I’m confused and astonished how a young guy that can throw 98 mph in the 7th inning vs an old guy that is historically bad can be 35% v 70% owned. That’s Eovaldi vs Harang. I guess Yahoo hasn’t done any Eovaldi blogs yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  89. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Tillman or Kuroda for:

    a) Stroman?
    b) Skaggs?
    c) Hutchison?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuorda…Hutch

  90. MB says:
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    Not Dickerson? Was trying to decide between him and Krispie K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krispie

  91. Abdoozy says:
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    Currently have Ruiz at C.

    Available on the wire: AJP, Yawn Gomes, Salty, El ZuNino, Norris.

    12 tm H2H redraft 6×6 w/OPS.

    Hold or whom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salty

  92. Symptom Of The Universe says:
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    14-team weekly h2h ESPN with OBP and Total Bases (instead of HR) as categories, lineups set daily:

    Pending review, I traded Rizzo and Dioner Navarro for Santana and his C/1B/3B eligibility and Tyler Flowers. I’m dropping Flowers. I’m going heavy on OBP and multi-position eligibles in this league and am only game out of 1st. Rest of team looks like this:

    C, 1B: Mauer
    2B/3B: Carpenter (saw he played 1 game OF recently)
    SS/3B: Boegarts
    2B/SS: Dee Gordon
    start 3 OF and 2 UT: Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce, Bautista, Wil Myers, 1B/OF Duda, 1B/2B/OF/1 more game for 3B Kelly Johnson (traded Ackley for him and he’ll be useful I think soon despite curious lack of PT lately), and Gregory Polanco. I’m also picking up Callaspo and his 2B/3B/5 more games for 1B eligibility.

    I wouldn’t trade Rizzo for Santana in a regular roto format, but do you think I fleeced myself only a little or a lot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, you definitely paid for Chuck S.

      • Symptom Of The Universe says:
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        Hope he turns it around.

  93. OaktownSteve says:
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    Two guys who have not looked real good in the pen lately are Doolittle and Gregerson. A’s haven’t really had a 9th inning save op in awhile, but when they do it’s for sure going to be Jim Johnson. I suspect Johnson is going to grab on and hold on. He’s looked straightened out. The sink is back. But if you’re a save speculator I think you can probably grab Cook in most leagues. Right now the pecking order behind Johnson is probably Cook and then Abad being a real long shot. Cook’s walks are dodgy but his slider is just absolutely unhittable right now. He’s given up 2 hits in 9+ innings.

    Speaking of unhittable with walk issues. Wade Davis has a 16.78 k/9 going along with his 6.57 bb/9. The Ks will probably come down and the BBs too and he’ll end up with a useful year like he had in the pen for the Rays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Johnson…. You see Zach Duke’s numbers recently?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I hadn’t but I did just now. Crazy. The whole Brewers pen is crazy. Duke it looks like he’s gone to heavy slider usage as a reliever. That seems to be a trend among these guys that go from the rotation to the pen is they can use the slider a lot more because of usage and the fact that guys just see them once in a game. He’s throwing 26% sliders. With a AFV of 88 he needs that out pitch. He’s actually getting right handers out even better than left handers. Sliders with a lot of downward action can be like that…effective against glove side hitters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s gonna blow out his arm by July… Insane amount of sliders and dropped change almost completely…

  94. Alan says:
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    Alex Gordon is hitting 250 with a 750 OPS in the past calendar year, please give me a reason he is worth holding over playing the matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His 2-year track record vs. one month

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: hahaha

  95. Oppo Taco says:
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    Chavez or wily ROS?
    Would you trade one of them and gyorko to get arenado? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez…. Sure

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I have been feeling the pain of the son of a bench pitching with you. I missed Yordano’s start against Balt, Klubers only good start, Masterson’s best start and had a couple of real gems from Clay Bucholtz and other assorted dog foods to show for it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve mismanaged my NFBC about as poorly as you can… I really hate that they don’t tell you the matchups properly.. I hate to blame the tools, but not loving it…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            The NFBC is mostly populated with either grumpy old men who would never use the interface or ultra competitive high stakes guys that are checking 18 sources 30 times a day.

            Their information is bad at the NFBC. The interface is wonky. Totally agree with you. But the format is a true challenge and the competition is great.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I really got annoyed when it didn’t have Chavez listed as a start in the upcoming week and it was actually a 2-start week… Really no one to blame but me but was so annoying….

  96. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    You get me all jazzed up about Stroman in the lede, but then you go and start picking guys like Bauer and Perez and a slew of other guys OVER him.

    RIght now I have:

    Teheran
    Sale
    Gio
    Yordano
    Wacha
    Eovaldi

    Tryin to catch lighning in a bottle, I should probably go Stroman right? Or not right?

    Other guys available on the WW:
    Bauer
    Porcello
    Kuroda
    Skaggs

    Thanks bruh.

    PS: Lil DIcky: “Darwin”. One of his best. And not just in the “oh cute the jewish guy is rapping and he’s kinda funny” way. It’s actually legit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bty4auO6eg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know I’m all about Lil Dicky! Bauer and Stroman are a coin flip… Stroman over a guy like Porcello if you have room to speculate, but a lot of these questions are specific like that… You telling me you want lightning, I’d go Bauer…

  97. Hoog says:
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    Im sitting in 4th place in a 12 team h2h keeper league that uses qs instead of wins and has walks against for pitchers. Would you trade cliff lee for an injured Bryce Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Hoog says:
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        @Grey: you’re not worried about his increase in hitableness (made up word?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not for Harper

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unless you can take the two month hit for next year

          • Hoog says:
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            @Grey: I have Wainwright bumgarner Masterson Gray porcello Kazmir Hutchison archer and buchholz. If I streamed ok I might be able to make up the pitching stats…

  98. whodat says:
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    remember you told me to trade Napoli and Holland for Verlander????

    whats up Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s still a good trade

  99. OaktownSteve says:
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    You know what could get real interesting/ugly this weekend is the Mets bullpen spending some quality time in cozy Coors. A lot could be revealed. Worth keeping a close eye out there for save speculation as it’s conceivable you come out of there with a closer who is neither Farnsworth nor Dice depending on how weird it gets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m hoping for one save and only 3 ER from Farns for the weekend…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Hoping he leaves the state with the job in tact.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You and me both

    • royce! says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hey OaktownSteve- am I remembering correctly that you were praising Koehler earlier this year? I’m wondering what you’re seeing- clearly the results are grand, but his xFIP and FIP signal a correction (one of which I would prefer to not be on the receiving end).

  100. Symptom Of The Universe says:
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    Ooh, one more question: In my 12-tm NFBC league, my pitching looks like this:

    Strasburg, Sale, Cashner, Samardzija, Sonny Gray, Archer, Quintana

    Joe Smith, Frieri, Rondon, Melancon, Daniel Webb, Cody Allen

    batters are 2 C: Grandal, Suzuki, 1B/3B/CI/UT: Goldy, Votto, Donaldson, Pedro Alvarez, 2B/SS/MI: Rendon, Andrelton, Gennett, 5 OF: Heyward, Revere, Yelich, De Aza, Duda, bench: Gyrko, Brad Miller, Chris Carter

    Given the uncertainy over Sale’s health, Archer lately, closers, and taking batters I have into account, would you spend big $$$ FAAB on Jesse Chavez who was inexplicably dropped? I have about $700 out of $1000 left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe $75

  101. Brett says:
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    Trying to get harper from jay in an rcl. What do you think would be a proper price. Phillips and melky? Could even go as far as Kimbrell and hosmer? Tryin to get a counter but no luck yet. (Jay i know your watching…..take colabello)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask him…

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: ha. True. But i prefer the passive agressive approach of sending him cole a bolla for harper with a message gauging intrest. Thats why i get a cano, hanram, and kimbrell for my latest two drops offer i imagine.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Brett: The first offer was awesome. And by awesome, I mean not so awesome.

          • Brett says:
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            @Jay: haha. Yea. Im not known for sending no brainers. It had a message tho. That makes it semi politely tolerable.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Brett: Naw, it’s all good. I don’t take things like that seriously. However, in one league, I was offered Jesse Chavez for Edwin Encarnacion. I was a bit snarky on that decline…

              • Brett says:
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                @Jay: ewwww. And no message huh. Haha. Na. I never get mad at dumb offer. I usually respond the way you did. I went from exitement from a counter, to ahh damn. Haha

              • Brett says:
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                @Jay: if you were in my keeper league the message with colabello woulda been “he’s first in AL in rbi’s” followed with a link to prove i wasnt lying.

      • Brett says:
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        @Jay: no? For nothing. So i send you cano for harper straight up an you decline?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Brett: Well, let’s say I took one of Grey’s rohypnols to forget your first two offers… I’m still holding. Only RCL I got him in, and I’m not moving him.

          • Brett says:
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            @Jay: wait,…….greys got ruffies?

          • Brett says:
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            @Jay: ive been wanting to wake up somewhere i havent been for months.

  102. JFK says:
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    Adam Jones slumping and I need arms – trade Jones for Rizzo/Eovaldi/Gausman/Bauer?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  103. los locos says:
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    hitter tron likes heyward (who I own) tori hunter next week, thinking of benching melky for tori. tori gets Astros and twins at home. heyward I just don’t trust at all, he had a whole month and finished 200 AVG with 200 OBP. Heyward should be batting 3rd or 5th.

    need to drop someone
    hill
    Brantley
    yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich… Bench Heyward before Melky…

  104. Viv Savage says:
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    Scooter, Grant Green, Getz or Hicks for Kipnis replacement? 12-team H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  105. los locos says:
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    Grey, Gonna have issues when Fister returns, going to need to drop 1 pitcher from this staff, who’s is gonna be?

    Also, should I dump one of my closers for Chavez he has RP/SP elig.

    Eovaldi, Nate(SP) MIA
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Tillman, Chris(SP) BAL
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
    Reed, Addison(RP) ARI
    Bauer, Trevor(SP) CLE
    Skaggs, Tyler(SP) LAA
    Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM
    Fister, Doug(SP) WAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs… Hold closers

  106. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Hey again Grey! I was ahead of you on Stroman! Suck it! That’s like 1 out of 2thousand-something, but its all about that one win you get right? Thats how my pitching staff feels right now. I feel like I’m in a world of hurt so I’ve been sifting through trade offers all evening. Its a points league and I just want to show you my roster so you can see what I mean before I do something drastic.

    C – Rosario / Pinto
    1B – Freeman
    2B – D Murphy / Brett Lawrie
    3B – P Alvarez
    SS – A Simmons
    LF – L Martin
    CF – C Gomez
    RF – J Bruce
    UTL – A Pujols
    BN – N McClouth , A Escobar , N Walker
    DL – B Harper
    NA – J Singleton

    SP – J Verlander
    SP – A Wood
    RP – J Papelbon
    RP – J Smith
    P – S Santos
    P – C.C. Sabathia
    P – G Richards
    DL – T Cingrani , M Latos , J Grilli
    NA – M Stroman

    As you can tell my pitching is hurting..

    Current offer #1:
    I GET:
    Z Greinke , C Crawford , J Segura , Miguel Cabrera

    I GIVE:
    F Freeman , J Smith , C Gomez , P Alvarez

    Current offer #2:
    I GET:
    H Pence , CJ Wilson

    I GIVE:
    J Bruce

    I like the first offer if I can wiggle Carlos Gomez out of it somehow. I like Greinke and I’m getting Miggy. Offer 2 He originally offered J Lester but I’m not a fan. I’d take CJ over him any day..
    What do you think? I’ll drink a beer or two while I await your gloriousness

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, thats how I felt as soon as he offered it up, I’m like Migs? Hell yeah, but giving Freddie Free and Carlos Gomez seems like the world to pay for Migs.. Ughhh I’m going to try and work him over a bit.. see where he is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  107. Maxi says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I just grabbed Stroman off waivers yesterday…and now have 4 really good young arms in a keeper league: Cole (15th round), Wacha (18th), Gray (20th) and Stroman (25th).

    I was just offered Scherzer for Michael Wacha/Khris Davis. I’m sitting in first place and need a stud pitcher. Do you think I should try to deal him a different pitcher than Wacha? Do you like this trade at all?

    Saludos Cordiales,
    Maxi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Scherzer

      • Maxi says:
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        @Grey:

        Scherzer could bring me the championship!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

          • Maxi says:
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            @Grey:

            That was an ill-fated attempt at internet sarcasm. Fuck the SP crapshoot, seriously, although I feel Scherzer/King Felix/Jose Fernandez are about the only sure things…glad I didn’t trade Braun to get Scherzer as I had been offered earlier this season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, gotcha

  108. Jason says:
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    I hate owning Strasburg. So frustrating

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  109. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto – sal p or salty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  110. Eric says:
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    Would you trade Braun for J Zimm and Eovaldi/ Wheeler? H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  111. mauledbypandas says:
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    Dear Prince Fielder. See what Santana is doing? Yeah, it’s your turn

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: that fat bastard is making ESPN ranking look dead on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please, for the love of humanity

  112. J-FOH says:
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    Does anyone else think the brewers look a lot like the diamondbacks from early last year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can see that… Don’t think the bullpen was that good for the Dbacks though… Look at Zach Duke’s stats…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I have been, the whole pen is nice right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish Gerrit Cole would get his shizz together

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: That Cole ain’t no Diamond

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not tonight

  113. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey / Steve :

    power restored , after over an hour .
    i see that beckett is down 1 – 0 (4th inning)
    and pitching on short rest .

    never fear …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGx94VPb8V8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  114. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Yeeeaaahhh if Domonic Brown could finally hit something,
    That’d be great…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have him anywhere…

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Grey:
        Ugh
        You’re high school sweetheart Frazier is available. Ill pick him up before you yell at me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You better!

          • Natural Born Champs says:
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            @Grey:
            Thank you sir,
            Dyson or Revere?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Revere

              • Natural Born Champs says:
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                @Grey:
                Did you talk to your polish neighbor since you moved?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I think he’s dead

                  • Natural Born Champs says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Nah, just to many brewskis and passed out.
                    I’ve met him at the Home Depot. He was looking for kielbasa.
                    Have a good night Grey.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… You too!

  115. Eddy says:
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    Longo or Edwin Encarnacion ROS in a 12-team OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  116. Joe says:
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    Grey would you trade eovaldi and willy Peralta for matt carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: what about for tanaka?

        • Joe says:
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          @Joe: or José Abreu

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d prefer Abreu

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  117. Chris says:
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    Is Eric Young Jr. expendable now in mixed leagues? Two games in a row now that he’s not starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks man. Love the site, love the articles.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  118. nick the dick says:
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    Cingrani and now ryu out of the blue. It hurts! At least santana is hitting! Yo would u rather throw smyly vs kc, kennedy vs ari or richards vs tex? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  119. Titan says:
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    Must.pick.catcher.scab

    Salty homered tonight and is 2-2 so far….will you punch me if I cut Castro for him?

    Assume Salty over Y.Gomes if I do it?

    6×6 OPS Yahoo league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Salty

  120. thurman says:
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    12 team mixed h2h with obp

    prince or jose abreu rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip… Prolly lean Abreu

  121. Wilson says:
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    AJ Burnett@WSH (Roark) , QS & W league

    Start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. Brendan says:
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    Thoughts on Springer in a 15 team points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold him for a few more weeks

      • Brendan says:
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        @Grey: Kind of a dumb follow up but is Gyroko a hold if I already have Aaron Hill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  123. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    apologies to you and steve .
    beckett’s loss was all on me .
    hopefully , those 8 k ‘s will help ease your pain .

    after all of your years in the “business”
    i would think that you would be bright enough
    to associate with someone who would be kind and generous .
    someone who would forgo his own materialistic interests , and
    who would sit beckett … for the good of the “team” .
    but , apparently , you are not .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha

  124. Battle of the Sleepers says:
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    What you think of Morse ROS? I was offered Morse + Clippard for Heyward in a holds league He’s trying to buy low on a Heyward knowing I need power now.

    Still too early to worry bout Heyward? Morse gonna come back to earth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love Heyward at this point but I wouldn’t do that trade

      • Battle of the Sleepers says:
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        @Grey: I also have Brown id live to get rid of… Would he be a better counter? I hate 2 for 1s, what level you think theyre worth straight up if I went after an SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Cole? Teheran?

  125. john says:
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    Mesaraco was dropped I have no room but should I track him close and drop Perez for him. What is his timetable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • john says:
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        @Grey: if when he comes back healthy grab or hold w perez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  126. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    hey Grey – Trevor Bauer or Wily P. in a keeper? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  127. Edward says:
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    Thoughts on Morse? Looks healthy, hitting in the middle of the lineup. He’s a FA and I’m close to dropping Springer for him, even though deep down I don’t want to. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  128. DomMattingly says:
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    Scooter, Walker, Espinosa, or Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  129. Amos says:
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    adam jones for bryce harper and starlin castro… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  130. royce! says:
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    Thought I was such a genius for picking up Joel Peralta today…there goes my freaking MacArthur Fellowship.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Although not having dropped Santos should have probably disqualified me anyway…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you mean to pick up Wily Peralta? Cause then you’re just absent minded…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Ooh, good angle…people love that character. I’m just so smart that I’m actually an idiot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but dumb done right makes people think there’s something brilliant hidden from the world…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: true…I think I’m gonna rename my RCL team “Dumb Done Right”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You beep your horn and wave as you pass Dumb Done Wrong

  131. Scott says:
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    Kluber is on waivers. Drop any of these to pick up him up? Hutchinson, Chavez or Masterson?

    • Scott says:
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      Oh Bauer is also on waiver…so change Bauer or Kluber AND who to drop?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bauer for Hutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch if you like

  132. costaricanchata says:
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    santos strikes again !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s such a mess

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Drop him? Are we sure who is next in line? CJ returning soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Delabar prolly… Janssen’s about 2 weeks away

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: His combined line this week:
        1 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 54 ERA, 6 WHIP.

  133. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who gets the next save chance for Toronto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delabar or Cecil, that order

  134. Tom says:
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    thank you, santos. now i know who to drop for stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  135. malamoney says:
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    Who wins in Jay Bruce for Shelby Miller in H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  136. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Delabar or Gregerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delabar

  137. Alan says:
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    Trade J Up to Choo or Rios before the bottom falls out? 5 keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the point

  138. Boomer19 says:
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    Teix has been hitting the last week and has another tonight. Was just offered him and Gallardo for Boegarts. Worth the swap? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  139. Andrew says:
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    Brandon Phillips vs Hyun Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

      • Andrew says:
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        @Andrew: @Grey:

        Just accepted the trade to get Phillips. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. Caesar says:
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    Bruce for Gio and Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  141. costaricanchata says:
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    after 6 solid weeks of high temperatures
    and absolutely no rain ,
    the rainy season has finally returned .
    booming thunderstorms … often torrential rains ,
    means frequent power outages .
    when power does restore , the mlbtv feed
    is too weak to get a picture .
    so i listen , only .
    and when it rains real hard ,
    i turn the computer volume up to 100
    and cock my ear to the speakers .
    appreciate any/all detailed game comments .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos looks like garbage…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        luckily , have him in one league only .
        heard both the alvarez and marte shots .
        marte crushed it , from what i understand .

        don’t know how that kiwi guy follows game like this .
        and with good results too .
        me ?
        feel like i’m in the dark … literally and figuratively , at times .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t know how he does it either…

  142. jal179 says:
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    I’m officially panicking on Prince.

    Is Arenado + Brantley a fair request? I know the answer is gonna be that’s not enough but I’m convinced he wont finish top 100. I need some OF depth.

    Then again maybe im asking TOO much FML

    Help me dearly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too low

  143. jal179 says:
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    I’ve also tabled Prince for Bruce.

    Sounds like the shift is killing Prince and I feel if I wait another couple weeks with a .200 avg and no dingers, I’ll get nothing in return

  144. SteveNZ says:
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    Panda just got dropped in the ol’ H2H. Gotta be worth a claim when you’re using Arenado while Zimm is on the DL, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. Whipped says:
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    Thank you G for sticking with Porcello. After tonight, he’s been one of my best SPs so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  146. Smashy says:
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    Drop one Ross/Skaggs/peavy/haren

    • Smashy says:
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      @Smashy: add Smylie too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  147. Boomer19 says:
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    Now that I acquired Gallardo should I trade him Eovaldi? Cheers.

    • jal179 says:
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      @Boomer19:

      I have a hard on for the Italian Flame Thrower. I would but most would not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. jal179 says:
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    Is Seager + Ramos for Brandon Moss a crazy thought?

    I need some HRs and RBIs from my depth OFs. The other team could move Gattis to their 5th OF slot and play Seager at 3B instead of Jed or Fat Panda.

    Am I overpaying? My other OFs are A Jones, Rios, Beltran, Pagan, Matt Joyce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Overpaying a little, not terrible though

  149. costaricanchata says:
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    how’s lewis looking against the angels ?
    heard that trout was his 1st strike-out victim (?)
    but that was a while back .

    thanks .

    • jal179 says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      87 pithes through 5 2/3. Rangers upt 3 to 2

      Just got pulled

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      lifted in the 6th with the lead ?
      what happened ???
      only 85 pitches .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was watching the last gladiators… A documentary…

  150. tony G says:
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    Hey Grey
    There offering me longoria, for arenado & shields
    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Longo

  151. stumanji says:
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    10 tm Keeper league (keep 5) where I’m getting crushed by injuries and have Harvey stashed in my lone DL spot… Is giving up Rizzo ($4) and Harvey($1) for JoFer ($3) too much? I have Goldy, Morneau, Arenado to fill 1B and CI.

    • jal179 says:
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      @stumanji:

      Id take Jofer– a cheap beast. Harvey’s a couple years away. Likely depends on if your bulding to win in a couple years or now.

      Jofer is Fher’s man baby. Jfer will dominate King FElix style for the next 10 years. 1B are replaceable– Rizzo is cool but I would not lose sleep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  152. john says:
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    Already own seager in 10 tm limited transactions gonna drop for arenado but shld ride seager out a bit here or jump on arenado cause someone may pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  153. costaricanchata says:
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    after going 0 – 5 ,
    springer has a chance to be a hero .

  154. frankgrimes says:
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    BRRUUUUUUUUCCE…sad face

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. Mello Yello says:
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    Grey, when did you become the bassist of Land Ho? That’s so killer. So this is what fame does? The response list is like incomprehensibly long now. Well done sir. Anywho, I really have no clue as to if this was asked yet…I made to through the first 50 because I’m at least trying to be a team player…but I ask about Oscar Taveras…is there a chance that, even if he continues to rake, he won’t get called up until like September when rosters bump to 40?

    Obviously they know he’s an upgrade from Bourjos and The Federalist, but maybe the Cards will value their defense over Taveras’ offensive upside. I’m hopeful, but you never know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m guessing around June/July for his call up…

  156. Tom says:
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    Assuming he’s healthy when he comes off the DL does Cingrani get to the end of the season? I live in Cincy and there’s been some talk that Cincy put him on the DL because they don’t need a 5th starter for a little while and this may let Cingrani finish the season w/o hitting innings limit. Keeping him in my H2H league is going to hurt a bit over the next 2 weeks. Eovaldi, Kluber, Lackey Kennedy, Masterson and Salazar are on the waiver wire. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him for now, nice upside if he can get healthy…

  157. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    gotta drop one …. kluber or skaggs ?
    leaning kluber .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  158. Spammer Jay says:
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    Porcello! SON of a Bench! Damn you SON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  159. Wilson says:
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    Does Delabar have a chance to be a closer? (Even with Janssen coming back soon…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a week or so

  160. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    My Encarnacion for his Cashner? I’ve got Goldschmidt and Rizzo left over to cover 1B/U. My SPs are decent, not great, and these maniacs want to play in a league where you can only make pick-ups on Sunday, making streaming pretty tough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, not great

  161. costaricanchata says:
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    this is what yahoo notes had to say about leroux (rp – yankees) :
    ” The 30-year-old hurler was off to a terrible start in the minor leagues, registering a 12.79 ERA, 2.21 WHIP and 6/2 K/BB ratio in his first 6 1/3 innings. With Vidal Nuno and David Phelps forced into the rotation though, it’s all hands on deck for the Bombers bullpen.”

    feel sorry for the kid … after tonight’s outing .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, ouch

  162. Sange76 says:
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    Drop G. Balfour for Jim Johnson? Hector Rendon? Neither? (Even though I wince with anticipated fear and disgust every time Balfour throws a pitch…)

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sange76:

      i think maddon magoo is sticking with balfour
      until the bitter end .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  163. costaricanchata says:
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    what’s with choo ?
    hurt / sore ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think a little of both

  164. Andrew A says:
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    do you see SD continuing to struggle and affecting Benoit’s hold total? I’m looking for a reason to drop him for Bauer, but I already have 11 SP (and Benoit).

    Would you drop Tyson Ross for Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      San Diego’s not going to suddenly be good… I’d go Bauer

  165. Nightpandas says:
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    I know your advice is too stay away from blockbusters early, however can yo take a peek? (15 teams keep 11)

    Offered Crush, Cargo, Segura, Liriano, Volquez

    For

    Rizzo, A Gordon, Tulo, Shields, Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Segura side

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: even in an obp/slg league?

  166. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop Wheeler for j. Hammel, McHugh, Harang, W. Peralta, Gee or Skaggs?

    Standard Y! 12 Team League.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, but not in Coors

  167. SMLV1 says:
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    Actually, Drop Wheeler, M. Perez, Porcello or Chavez if Fister is activated off DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  168. joseph says:
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    Hey grey
    great write up as always, thanks for all the work.
    wanted to bounce a thought off you have been keeping an eye on the yankees reliever situation and wanted to see what you thought of
    this reliever dellin betances….not totally sure if youve gone over him and i missed it if so i apologize if not look at the kids stats would love to hear what you thought…with the way hes pitching ide rather start him over half of the leagues slated closers without him helping in the saves catagory with his k, whip and era potential? Very much appreciated grey thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own and start him everywhere… Has always had K-stuff — 95 MPH fastball… Own him…

  169. Furies says:
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    Grey, do you think Burch Smith will be back this year? If not, who would you be keeping a lookout for over the next few months? I missed out on Stroman….but do have Bauer stashed away. Need Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Burch

  170. y4 says:
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    Would you drop Sergio Santos for streaming? I have Hawkins, Broxton, Smith, and Janssen (DL).

    • ashtray says:
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      @y4: You can just phrase the question as “Would you drop Sergio Santos” and leave out the rest. Answer is still yes. Going to lose his job soon anyways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. Jonas says:
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    Should I trade Evan Longoria for either Pujols or Jose Abreu? 12 team mixed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  172. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey,

    There was a previous instance of the words “recalcitrant” and “pimping” appearing in the same sentence: The X-Clan’s 1990 joint “Verbal Milk”:

    “I am recalcitrant when I’m pimping,
    And I am mecalcitrant when I brant and I’m flimping.”

    -The Grand Verbalizer Brother J

    Yes – when read on the written page most rap lyrics really are that damn dumb.

    (As a guy with X-Clan and BDP quotes next to his HS yearbook pic I know of what I speak)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I’m not talking baseball, Brother Jay… What were your quotes?

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey:

        You’ll never get that outta me, but yes a line from the aforementioned Verbal Milk and another from BDP’s My Philosophy was in there. Biggest BDP fanboy evaaah!! There was also a note to the high school sweetheart and how perfect a creation of Nature she was. Hahaha… Actually, now that I think on it – she was pretty damn smoking with the most perfect gymnast’s a….

        But, yeah, yearbook quotes…

        The yearbook quote is why I don’t have a single tattoo. They can turn out to be high school year book quotes that you paint on your body. Unless you still think that now faded Atari PITFALL tattoo on your calf from ’83 is still “choice”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  173. Scott says:
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    Springer or Aramis Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  174. Al koholic says:
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    all he eats is asparagus,hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

    • Hondo says:
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      @Al koholic: If he was a calouss handed Latino(or Latina) I bet his bat would smell like asparagus.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo: Or calloused.Sorry,ignorance is a terrible burden to carry,kinda like Fielder.

  175. stynyr says:
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    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    I give: Braun and Moss

    I get: McCutchen or Goldshmidt and Gerritt Cole

    Fair and would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy and Cole

    • Al koholic says:
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      @stynyr: i like the get side quite a bit better than the give

  176. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Is it time to move on from Gyorko yet? He is killing me in my 12 team mixed H2H points league – has only broke double digits once. Replacement pickup would be Espinosa. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  177. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Z Wheeler for Wily Peralta?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. sul says:
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    Got offered Adam Jones for my Bruce and CJ Wilson, gotta pull the trigger right? H2h, 10 tm, and I have a boat load of pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Jones

  179. Crock says:
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    Better ros wheeler or Travis wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  180. Bruno says:
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    5×5, 12-team mixed

    Would you drop everth cabrera for omar infante?

    And, pick one:
    trevor plouffe
    juan uribe
    garrett jones
    juan francisco

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…plouffe

      • Bruno says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  181. dirtyd says:
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    Hold Archer or grab Gee or McHugh ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  182. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. I’m 0-4 right now and i’m kinda close to where I might be able to win this week but I’m also rebuilding at the same time.. I missed out on Bauer so do you think i should use my last add this week on Chacin vs the Mets tommorow. S-O-Nator likes him I think, or grab Stroman for the future?? I know McGowan is pitching Sunday and they haven’t said anything yet but he’s gotta be coming soon right..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Chacin

      • Frank White says:
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        So I should grab Stroman with my last add so nobody grabs him before I do?? Everbody grabs them up quick.. Bauer, McHugh, etc…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  183. Scott says:
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    I have Tillman, Wheeler, Kluber. Should I make a move to pick up McHough, Gee, or Smyly?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee for Kluber but don’t start in Coors

  184. Pete says:
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    Need to bench 2 today from this group in a points league w/K’s -1 pt:
    Bruce v MIL v Gallardo $22.6
    Dom Brown WAS v Roark $18.5
    Joyce @ NYA v Tanaka $22.7
    Rios @LAA v Richards $7.2
    Adams@ChC v Arrieta $17,3

    Rios and Brown or Adams?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown, Adams…

  185. Jay says:
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    ackley/simmons/alex gordon or zobrist/andrus/crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  186. Al koholic says:
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    hey grey,happy derby day,is gregorson droppable or will he still get enough saves to roster,thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! He’s droppable…

  187. Schmuel says:
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    10 team h2h. Team is lagging in both AVG and power

    Wieters, Mauer, Allen Craig–need to pick two to start.

    (Or bench Adam Jones for a week and start all three)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Mauer

  188. ouch! says:
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    Who do I pick up to replace Eaton? Available: De Jesus, Sean Rodriguez, JD Martinez, Fuld, Saunders, Gomes, Van Slyke, Shuck, Tabata, Kalish, Grichuk.. (shudder)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJesus

  189. Eddie says:
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    Would you start Chacin against the Mets at home on Sunday? I know he just came off the DL but he is SUPPOSED to be their ace. What you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  190. Pete says:
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    Are any of these guys streamable today in a points league? Have an open slot and am tied vs my opponent this week with equal # of starters going today and tomorrow.

    Duffy v DET ($?)
    Maholm @ MIA ($2.9)
    Vogelsong @ ATL ($-0.7)
    Turner v LAN ($-4.4)
    Odorizzi @ NYA ($-4.4)
    Correia v BAL ($-4.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  191. Bob says:
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    Guys Currently on Waivers. That I am Pondering.
    Bauer
    Stroman
    Smyly
    McgHugh
    Peralta
    Pagan
    Markakais

    10 Team Head to Head Roto Cateogies 6×6. Extra Categories K’s for hitters and QS for Pitcher. Keeper League (5)
    Would you Drop Any of the below for any of the above?
    I have been trying to two for 1 to upgrade my OF. Like Gordon and Ventura for Bautista or Adam Jones. Would you trade Salazar and Ventura for Jose Batista and then which pitcher would you grab? Thanks!

    C-Posey
    1B-GoldSchmidt
    2b-Altuive
    SS-Hanley
    3b-Beltre
    OF-Braun
    OF-Bruce
    OF-Hamilton
    DH-Encarnacion
    B-Santana (C,1b,3b,DH)
    B-Bogaerts (SS,3b)
    B-Gordon
    B-A Craig (1b,of)
    B-Springer
    B-Arenado (3b)
    P-Jose Fernandez
    P-Tanaka
    P-Bumgardner
    P-Zimmerman
    P-Eovoldi
    RP-Holland
    RP-Robertson
    B-Ventura
    B-Salazar
    B-Sonny Gray
    Dl-Tijuan Walker
    Dl-Anibal Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bautista there… There’s no one there for you to pick up

  192. Andre says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great work as always.

    10 team h2h keeper league. P stats are W, ERA, Runs, K, Whip, and Saves…..have an open spot and want to add another arm. Which 1 would you ad for ROS? Even if it means holding while on DL/Minors.

    J. Hammel
    McHugh
    Niese
    Lyles
    Pineda
    Paxton
    Mejia
    Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  193. costaricanchata says:
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    elvis needs your help !!
    5 for his last 45 ,
    has brought his average from .300 down to .227
    send some good karma his way .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping/praying/begging

  194. SMLV1 says:
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    (183)Andrus @LAA facing G. Richards or (175)Simmons at Home facing Vogelsong.?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SMLV1: man, those Hitter T values sure have escalated quickly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  195. goodfold2 says:
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    have to drop one, harrison or santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    with all these on DL mesoraco/cobb/d.holland/walker already who’s dropped to put braun on it? or just wait a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  197. Tyler says:
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    Which closer do I drop for Stroman? Nathan, Papelbon, Robertson, or Soriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  198. Frank White says:
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    1 – Someone just offered me Aramis Ramirez and Bauer for David Wright. Would you accept??
    2- If not then would you accept if the pitcher was Porcello??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. No

  199. Frank White says:
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    1 – Someone just offered me Aramis Ramirez and Bauer for David Wright. Would you accept??
    2- If not then would you accept if the pitcher was Porcello??

  200. Papajeansegura says:
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    HA there’s a small college that’s very easy to get into called William Patterson University in NJ. Everyone calls it Willy P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  201. Oppo Taco says:
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    Thank god I get hisashi back today. #japaneseIce
    SON is loving some justin masterson today vs CWS. Starting him today? They’ve been rock solid offensively…..Salazar bit me again last night. Thanks for input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  202. Milarky says:
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    Right now, I’ve got E Young (6 games, no inter-league) in my 5th OF spot, and Hart (7 games, no inter-league) and Swisher (7 games, no inter-league) starting as DHs. I’ve got Rasmus (7 games, inter-league) and Garret Jones (7 games, no inter-league) on my bench, and I’m struggling as to whether to make some roster changes for next week given everyone’s relative struggles or platoons. Recommendations on who to start this week as 5th OF and at DH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Hart

  203. Hondo says:
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    I actually hope Bauer doesn’t get called up so I can dump him and grab Myers.After last night,I had to pick Wily back up and place him gently in his new home as my last starter.

    I bought him a fluffy mauve and chartreuse pillow to rest his precious arm on.I’m going to knit him a special doily with his and my initials on it,maybe with a big heart.
    Of course I have to learn to knit first. I’ve enrolled in an online knitting class at University of Phoenix(counts towards my medical degree)

    Just thought I’d share.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  204. goodfold2 says:
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    forgot i have harang on that team, so drop either harrison or harang?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @goodfold2:

      harang …. immediately .
      for myers … before someone else snags him .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: myers isn’t available, but i could grab puig (he was just dropped). just kidding of course.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @goodfold2:

          oops .
          thought i was responding to Hondo .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harang

  205. goodfold2 says:
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    20 team keep forever league. holds and RW and k/9 as cats who to replace santos with if anyone?
    neschek/dunn/choate/salas/outman/varvaro/leone

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also qualls/thielbar/wilson (PIT)/webb/maness/o.perez/germen/tonkin/maronde.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: just bench santos for a bit i guess then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  206. costaricanchata says:
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    power cut out , right after my last post .
    restored now .
    hope it stays that way .
    anyhoo , just SAW that the
    cubs are having a pink t-shirt give-away
    on tuesday … for breast awareness .
    (bleacher creatures only) .
    on the back of the shirt it says :
    ” SAVE 2ND BASE ” ! !
    thought should raise a few eyebrows ,
    and hopefully some dollars .

    • henncoop says:
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      @costaricanchata: Nice…Hate the Cubs but love the shirt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s pretty good…

  207. henncoop says:
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    Pick up McHugh ?? & drop who to do so??
    Harrison, Archer, Hurchinson, Tillman, or Chavez??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  208. costaricanchata says:
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    lake just crushed that wacha offering .

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @costaricanchata: LAKE! @NL only overcommitment.

  209. Elwood Blues says:
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    Buy low?
    Any of these guys worthy of a buy low.. Venable? Cozart? Lake?
    NL only 4×4 12-teamer.. I am hoping to switch from 10-pitchers to 9,, and add a hitter.

    • Elwood Blues says:
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      @Elwood Blues: eh, Lake is probably not a buy-low so much anymore.. what about the other 2?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Elwood Blues:

        others hate him , but ,
        cozart’s been good to me the past 2 years .
        decent MI .
        but struggling now .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  210. Hey Grey, big fan of your advice.

    Currently, looking for a closer. I already have 3… (Balfour, Krod, and Hunter) and looking for a 4th. 10 man league. I don’t necessarily need short term saves, I’m looking for a guy that has a more stable long term role (who also can rack up a nice amount of saves as well).

    I’m torn between Joe Smith and Hector Rondon. I like Joe Smith because he has more save opps right now, but I’m concerned was Frieri comes back that’ll he’ll be gone. What do you think of Rondon for the long term?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rondon

  211. Jon says:
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    Would you drop Santos to add Farqhuar, Ottavino, or Allen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  212. henncoop says:
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    Got one team where I am sucking it up in last place …by quite a bit. I have in a waiver wire request for Bulter who seem to be waking up, hitting .302 the past 14 days although only 1 HR, Never had him on team before but seems worth the risk …dropping Duda? Other possibilities for drops are Espinoza (just a bench by but filling in for Jerko till he wakes up) , Fowler, or LaRoche? or should I just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Duda for Butler

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: As always thanks …fun afternoon here stripping the stain off the deck …good times. Got to get it ready for our 2 weeks of summer in WI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t you have a stain master in that town to do it for you? Love WI, have some frozen custard for me!

          • henncoop says:
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            @Grey: No stainmaster …frozen custard sounds great actually.
            Glad Billy Moobs took my advice & had those titties pierced …now he is “excited” for baseball & maybe useful on my sucky team.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So sexy

  213. costaricanchata says:
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    looks like rizzo learned how to
    hit lefties , during the off-season .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  214. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m going to try to ditch Fielder. He’s bringing down my mojo. I have Morneau that can play 1st and I have Davis and Trumbo on the DL (as well as Singleton in the N/A). I obviously don’t trust Morneau to hold it down all year, but I have options, yo. Would you deal Fielder and Springer for any of the following:

    CarGo Lite and Tex
    Ellsbury and Tex
    Joey Bats and Tex
    Rios and Tex
    Rizzo and Alex Gordon

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do any of these but Ells… Bautista, Gomez, Rizzo… That order

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man, made some offers. I’m just tired of Prince. He’s going on my never draft again list. Really wish I kept Tulo over that fat loser now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: Fielder/springer for choo/tex?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eh

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Wilsonian:

          ” … I obviously don’t trust Morneau to hold it down all year, … ”

          seems everyone has this same feeling
          (or at least lots of everyones) ,
          but i’m of the mind that morneau
          will be productive all year long .

          cust .

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @costaricanchata: I think he could if he stays healthy. Obviously he’s in a great lineup and park. But I just think he’ll get hurt. He hasn’t hit 30 HRs since 2009. He could most definitely be useful all season if he stays healthy. I just don’t trust his health too much.

  215. Max says:
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    Rondon over Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  216. Kid A says:
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    Waiting for the Rockies to set their lineup so I can set mine. Hello tedium. Bleh.

    It’s blowing 12.8748 Kilometers out to right – Weiss HAS to start Dickerson.

    I mean, come on, decide already!

    I’m gonna go huff some glue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are invariably last to announce their lineups…

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A:

      No Dickerson. Stubbs instead. Weiss is horrible.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        The worst!

        • Kid A says:
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          @Grey:

          I’d cross my fingers hoping for a Dickerson PH homer, but they snapped off about two weeks ago when I was praying for my ovular prince to do something besides ground out into the shift.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ugh, effin Prince is killing me in leagues too…

            • Kid A says:
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              @Grey:

              Over the cliff we go, Thelma.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha

  217. Swfcdan says:
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    Holy Jon Lester.

    Who just traded for him recently? 2 thumbs pointing at this guy!

    • Kid A says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      Well done!

      You know who has two semi-oppossable thumbs dropped Lester yesterday in my league?

      J-FOH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    here’s some disgusting news, Tomlin the one starting Tuesday. “The Indians simply aren’t good enough to mess around with stopgaps like this, not with Trevor Bauer so clearly deserving of the chance.” rotoworld quote. if that’s the case would i rather have stroman and bauer or koehler/elias/kuechel over one of them in 15 team roto just dropped harang for stroman, already have bauer.

    • O'Skimpy says:
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      @goodfold2: Bauer’s service time clock flips on May 11. No way injuns bring him up until then.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @O’Skimpy: thank you, very useful info there. hold him still i will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: and that’s over bauer.

  219. Hondo says:
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    No Bauer,Tomlin is getting the start Tuesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  220. Kid A says:
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    Darkhorse Loup in for Jays closer, looks like. GRABBY!

    • Eddy says:
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      @Kid A:

      I’m just unsure if it’s permanent.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Eddy:

        It’s definitely not.
        But for the short term it is.
        The future is now – especially when it comes to saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh geez

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey:

        Cecil threw 31 last night. But Loup has looked good and been the go-to a couple times already this season. Definitely worth the add.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could see that

  221. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    trade david wright for ian desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  222. malamoney says:
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    Who wins in a H2H points league.

    Adam Jones and Shelby Miller for Jay Bruce and Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: which side do you want?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bruce

  223. Hondo says:
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    Myers or Brantley for UT/Bench?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Hondo: myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Cool,snagged dropped Bauer for Eaton Eaton and DL’ed him,then grabbed Myers.

        Thanks guys.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Hondo: man, how are leagues getting so desperate that they drop Myers? You gotta hang on to that guy. Kudos to you for picking him up. But I’m in 8 team league and guys like that definitely aren’t available.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Wilsonian: it’s probably a 4 team league.

  224. Wilsonian says:
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    On the team I have above, is Fielder/Springer for Puig/Tex fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: would you take the Puig side? Especially with the 1Bs I have now and on the DL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  225. Eddy says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Keeper league, 12-team OBP. ROund and year next to player. Which side do you prefer?

    Pujols (2nd round in 2015)
    W.Myers (14th and 11th in ’15,’16)

    or

    Votto (1st in ’15)
    Puig (20th and 17th in ’15,’16)

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      And if you don’t mind, pick one of these for next week:

      Erlin vs. KC ($8.9)
      McAllister vs. MIN ($12.9)
      H.Alvarez vs. Mets ($7.1)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        McAllister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  226. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    if venable starts losing at bats to quentin drop him for van slyke in NL only if i also have crawford and puig, thus negating some negative value since i have to sit one OF daily, having lake/puig/venable/k.davis/crawford currently?

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: in this league BB and XBH are their own cats, and Van Slyke is kicking ass in his 37 at bats with 7 walks and 8 extra base hits already, and 3 homers. Venable is actually -1 in steals this year (don’t even understand how this is the same person from last year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  227. Kid A says:
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    Cron up and batting 5th tonight. Wonder what madness the sciosciapath is plotting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy town

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I grabbed cron in the league where I traded gonzo. He’s the reason the angels were willing to move trumbo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, if he hits he could stick…

  228. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    only for today, if i need steals and rbi’s more than runs, sit frazier or ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  229. Bryan says:
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    Reyes worth buying low…Brad Miller is killing me.

    I give Ortiz and get Reyes and Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  230. I'll have Another says:
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    Who do I add:
    Jon Lester
    Trevor Bauer
    Marcus Stroman
    Rick Porcello

    who to Drop?:
    Melky
    Aoki
    Frieri
    Martin Perez
    Corey Kluber

    • I'll have Another says:
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      @I’ll have Another:

      @Grey sorry I meant John Lackey got them confused.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester/Perez, Porcello/Frieri

  231. BR808 says:
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    I currently own Pedroia & Carpenter. I’m using Encarnacion at 3rd and Matt Adams at 1st. Would you trade Carp for Rizzo? 12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  232. I'll have Another says:
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    Do I add Salty for Sal Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  233. KillerB says:
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    @grey drop archer for wily p in a dynasty? Both $1 or drop Chavez or Mejia for him instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Archer

  234. wilber says:
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    you still down on lester? how would you rank these pitchers…

    anibal
    lester
    iwakuma
    cj wilson
    e santana
    eovaldi
    hammels
    teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran, Anibal, Lester

      • wlber says:
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        @Grey: does hammels come in 4th? i thought he’d be number 1 or 2 on the list. shows what i know

        is he just past his prime?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, 4th

  235. smegma says:
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    Trade Altuve/Frazier/springer for beltre in non keeper? Other team lost kipnis and I have Altuve/springer on bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: crap, got my leagues mixed up so the idea above won’t happen. Is giving up Altuve/Frazier/Springer too much for either Machado or Arenado? Surprisingly Frazier has the 4th most points in our league settings – is he due for a big regression?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s too much… I like Frazier

  236. johnny2k says:
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    i cant take this hitter tron seriously until he’s relieved of his coors field hard on. “anthony recker is in colorado? damn he’ll hit like barry bonds in his prime”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  237. Fungazi says:
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    Was about to drop Howard for Teixiera, until Howard unloaded a 3 run bomb just now.. are these guys just the same player anyways? It is a pointless move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pointless

  238. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    liriano getting hit in this inning. not cool. in like 6 leagues.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: and now he can’t find strike zone either. he was fine in first 3 innings. defense is really screwing him this game too.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: and now yanked at 68 pitches. i sure hope this, together with last start’s nose bleed/dizziness aren’t something else, like brain cancer or something.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i just saw the hits allowed (not the walks) and they weren’t really that bad.

  239. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    really looking like i should’ve gone with gio g or zimmermann in some leagues instead of liriano everywhere. Me and PIT not having good year so far.

  240. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Loriano droppable in shallow leagues? Someone dropped Cingrani. Make the switch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Fenway Fungus says:
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        @Grey: really? Thought this was a pretty clear move. You think Cingrani is really hurt?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, go for it… May as well… Little harm or foul of Cingrani is on your waivers…

  241. costaricanchata says:
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    so , the bucs clearly get screwed on the replay .
    answer from new york … “nothing definitive” .
    which leads the buc’s announcer to ask
    “how do they not have a definitive ? don’t they see the same
    camera replay angle that we have here , in the stadium ??”
    and , of course , the announcers did not have an answer to what camera angle
    new york does or does not see .

    which prompts my question :
    can replay rulings be protested ?
    anyone ??

    • Hondo says:
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      @costaricanchata: “can replay rulings be protested ?”

      You just did.

      Edmund Burke would be proud.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Hondo:

        i wanna see photos of these replay umps in new york .
        i wanna see their set-up .
        how many tv screens do they have ?
        do they , or do they not , have access to all cameras in place at stadiums .

        if teams can no longer protest to the league commissioner’s office ,
        with their own definitive in-stadium camera angles ,
        then Resurrection had better write a script where-in
        Billy Martin comes back to life .
        Billy needs to be in that new york umpire booth !
        non-definitive , my azz !!
        what ? you need a tie-breaker vote ??

        this whole thing smells fishy .
        selig fishy .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Instant replay is just one big cluster…

  242. Schlitzy says:
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    I am at wolfgangs steakhouse in NYC and Matthew berry is at the table next me . I really want to ask him what he thinks of wandy this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  243. KevinB says:
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    Francisco Liriano is just killing me so far this season. There are other options on the WW such as Porcello, Danny Salazar (just dropped), Lincecum (to a lesser extent), Lackey, Trevor Bauer, McHugh,etc.

    Are these better options then Liriano or should I hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  244. costaricanchata says:
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    fielder just down-right awful
    in his 1st plate appearance , tonight .
    like , maybe , he realizes that his ex-wife
    might be the last woman that he’ll ever have .
    maybe he needs a do-over .
    i certainly want one … for drafting him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah…

  245. JoeG414 says:
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    I see Loup is in the 7th, maybe Gibbins forgot what he said. Maybe Delabar is worth a pickup for the next 2 weeks? mixed daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to say… Could try to go Delabar…

  246. JoeG414 says:
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    Maybin, L.Cain or Lagares as an extra OF in a 13 Team mixed daily 6×6 roto. I’m thinking Cain if he’s healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  247. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    getting tired of springer in 10 teamer with deep benches. him/byrd/joyce/denorfia best option as mostly bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those aren’t better bench bats

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so you’d rank those currently like this: springer/joyce/byrd/denorfia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about right — you want the most upside for a bench bat

  248. costaricanchata says:
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    arenado slam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  249. JoeG414 says:
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    Seems like this Cron guy from LAA can hit

  250. Wilsonian says:
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    If only I could get Nolan Arenado to play 1st for me. He’s so much better than Fielder…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Ugh, it’s true

  251. Deuces wild says:
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    Trade Gray for Myers and Heyward ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  252. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    mattingly seeing just how “deep” his bullpen is with chris perez and fear the beard doing their thing tonight.

  253. yes it's a deep league says:
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    j.baker or tolleson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tolleson

  254. J-FOH says:
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    If cron sticks im calling him cron dog

  255. Grey

    Grey says:
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    STROMAN CALLED UP

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Grey:

      yes , please .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        @ Grey :
        will he get philly at home ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Out of the bullpen for a week or so

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: awesome . I dropped him two hours ago after reading the jays were going to a 5 man rotation and he was still a month away. I always get screwed by the jays misinformation. ..this goes years back

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: son of a prosdrop

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH:

        So that’s Eovaldi, Lester, AND Stroman that you’ve dropped in just the last week.

        Do you have a name for this strategy, Jackie?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: self curbing?

          I really thought the A’s were going to light him up.

  256. mcadems says:
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    is jansen hurt? save situation didnt go to him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Night off

  257. Max says:
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    Trade Anthony Rendon for J.Zimmermann? Could be on the table? Have Rendon and Dee Gordon right now up the middle. Also have Kipnis on the DL and Andrus on the bench. My offense is stronger than my pitching. Thanks Grey.

    • Max says:
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      @Max: Didnt mean could be on the table as a question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  258. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now i’m somewhat confused, 2 days ago you told somebody in 8 team league for bench bat position to drop springer for alexei ramirez, but me not to drop springer as bench bat for any of byrd/joyce/denorfia. only differences are mine is 10 team and i have 10 bench spots, instead of his 8 team and 1 bench spot. unless somehow a.ramirez has upside i’m not aware of.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei Ramirez has been around top 25 for the year

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: yeah, but isn’t that due to high as hell BABIP and lucky as shit HR/FB? somebody on here mentioned that in last few days. other than steals i thought his long term value was very little (it’s why he was ranked like 15th or near that in SS, i thought)

  259. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Lindstrom for Rondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  260. costaricanchata says:
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    turner’s shoulder … strong enough to be in that rotation ??
    besides the marlins desperately need a lefty in the rotation .
    andrew heaney …… please .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

  261. nick the dick says:
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    Jerky Boy!

  262. goodfold2 says:
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    owning pinto these last 6 days has been horrible. a few other catchers have been dropped in that time, any of Pierzyn/zunino/pena (doing well since starting)/salvy better. if this league was OBP or OPS pinto would have more value with all those walks, but this league only has average and TB and hits as cats. Pinto is very 3 true outcome heavy.

  263. goodfold2 says:
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    frieri about to do high leverage again.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @goodfold2:

      smith up in bullpen .

  264. Kid A says:
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    Farnsworth is a worthless sonuvabitch. SURPRISE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  265. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    arenado has hit in 23 straight games .
    you should be playing Beat the Streak .

    if not you ,
    then maybe hitter-tron .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      @ Grey :

      free chance at a million $$ ,
      and you don’t have to prostitute yourself .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I did for two days then forgot about it

  266. goodfold2 says:
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    just saw that kenny powers is doing the commercial for the new MLB video game.

  267. John says:
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    Think I could drop stroman if I need a SP tomo (simon)and pick back up in 10 team or just hold and wait. Whats with the bullpen entry crap, just to have him close when they slide him into rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s temporary

  268. goodfold2 says:
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    ogando F’ing SUCKS!

  269. Eddy says:
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    Picked up McCarthy for a stream, figured he was worth a deeper look.

    After tonight’s win, his last 4 starts combined give a line of: 2.19 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 29 Ks in 24.2 IP.

    Granted, his last four opponents were SD, PHI, CHC and NYM, three of those in the bottom 5 of OPS.

    But he’s throwing 2 mph faster (92.7 vs. 90.8) and has changed his repertoire to use curves more than cutter. In other words, using his curve after his new fastball may account for the spike in Ks.

    Finally, not including today’s start, his HR/FB% is 26%. His career? 9%.

    I think I’ll hold on, despite @CWS next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah hasn’t looked half bad

  270. Eddy says:
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    Oh, and in a league some owners got impatient.

    Which to use a waiver on, Granderson or Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  271. jal179 says:
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    Prince + Seager for Rizzo + Cespedes?

    If he rejects should I consider Prince for Rizzo straight up? I’m hating Prince and just want someone steady ish as my pitching looks strong for the long haul… I’m middle of the pack with Adam Jones and Prince fuckin the dog so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

    • Hondo says:
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      @jal179: I knew he wasn’t a vegan anymore,but I guess he still loves animals in his own way.

      • jal179 says:
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        @Hondo:
        bwahaha

  272. Boomer19 says:
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    Longoria or Puig the rest of the way if positions don’t matter? Thanks

  273. Hawks Fan says:
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    H2h cbs standard points

    Who wins this trade straight across

    Machado-McCutchen-Sale

    For

    Miggy-Votto-Harper

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  274. SteveNZ says:
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    A couple of things I’d appreciate your input on –

    1. Intrigued by Dano’s post on Pujols. What’s your view on selling him – will there never be a better time than right now?

    2. Would you be trying to trade for Andrus? I have Al-Ram in the ol’ H2H (and he’s been great thus far) but Andrus has to be better over the season, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I don’t buy taking a month of data comparing it to an injured year… Homer distance over a month? Eh… Of course anyone has a price 2. I’d take Andrus

  275. mike says:
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    Trade Stanton and Lee for Miggy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  276. Mike says:
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    Yahoo 12-team Keeper H2H 6*6 (OBP & QS)

    Jose Abreu & Liriano
    or
    Myers for Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu — Myers

  277. Andy says:
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    H2H 14 team league

    Which side you like?

    Minor/Joyce or Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  278. Pb&j with a baseball bat says:
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    My Myers for his Hamels. Thought?

  279. Frank says:
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    Grey need some catcher advice…

    Own sal Perez h2h points league…

    Salty and montero are on the wire just waiting to be scooped up…prefer either of those two ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  280. Jason says:
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    SON thinks Kluber is a good matchup at home vs the chisox.
    But has he just been hittin the WD-40 a little too much? Kluber is available but era and whip are close this week for me. I have mch ugh going today and I’m not fully confident there either. Is kluber worth the pickup for a start today?

    Also, we still holding gyorko over maybe say cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t touch Kluber… Gyorko hit a homer last night and now you wanna drop him?

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:
        Well I’ll be a monkies uncle. I feel like a gyork. Haha, figures though, After that torrid start he was just a fixture on my bench. But I now have a nice little warm tingly. Hopefully he starts rollin…
        Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s awesome

    • Hondo says:
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      @royce!:Have Anibal,Eaton,RZimm and Rosario(have Santana and picked up Salty) for 3 DL spots.

      Who to drop?

    • Hondo says:
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      @royce!: Elvis sucks.Evict from building and offer Villar( another HR today) a lease? Also have Lowrie,Lawrie,Segura and Dozier for 2B,SS,MI and 2 UT if need be.

      Also have Anibal,Eaton,RZimm and Rosario(have Santana and picked up Salty) for 3 DL spots.

      Who to drop?

  281. Steve Stevenson says:
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    A few things:

    1. ROS player rater is high on Dozier–you agree? Shallow 10 tm H2H, limited moves (18 left this yr), use one on him? Have Cano at 2B but there are 2 Util (currently Rizzo and Moss or EverCab).

    2. Same limited moves league, is EverCab a drop if I have Gordon at SS, or will Dee turn into a pumpkin soon?

    3. 6×6 (OPS & QS), been offered Bruce and Yordano for Abreu. OF and SP are my weakest spots. That enough for me to give up Abreu, or go for a better SP (he has Price, Tanaka and Felix too)? Ortiz would move fro Util to 1B, and then at Util options would be decent–Adams, Teixeira, Brantley, Ozuna…

    4. Same league ROS, Rollins or EverCab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dozier over EverCab if you don’t need steals 2. Sure 3.Sounds fair 4. EverCab