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Pitching my life with his words.  One time, one time.  What, you don’t get down with The Fugees remix?  By the by, Wyclef, musical talent, instrumental to success, pun noted.  Lauryn Hill bonkers talented, pun noted.  Pras?  Um… Well… An actual refugee?  True story, Wyclef once walked into my mom’s chiropractor office and asked her to massage his butt.  My mom declined…Or so she tells me!  Marcus Stroman did a little dazzle number last night — 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks — that hinted at his true talent level.  Why has he looked like Pras’s career post-Fugees?  Because he’s a rookie and prone to roofies.  The pretty remarkbuehrle thing about his numbers thus far is he averages a 94 MPH fastball (that’s terrific) and an under 2 BB/9 (also terrific).  A guy that can throw bullets and aim them will translate into an ace very quickly.  To see what kind of thing the Royal We is talking about — his Triple-A numbers were 11+ K/9 and a 2.3 K/9.  If that happens in the majors, he’ll be a top 10 starter.  For serious.  Unfortch, for now he’s a streamer in most mixed leagues with a chance for upside.  Yesterday, the Stream-o-Nator liked him and next time out it loves him, so I’d give him a little how’s your father, good, thanks for asking, but he’s still risky.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Bautista – Out a few days with a hamstring strain.  I’m concerned that the Jays are making a mistake by not putting Bautista on the DL, and he re-aggravates his hamstring in a week and then needs serious time off.  Then again, I stand at a crosswalk until a blind person comes along and explains how many beeps I’m listening for because I don’t trust my own two eyes.  Anthony Gose (2-for-3, 4th steal), who sounds like a mash-up name when someone forgets the actor’s name from Top Gun, will probably see everyday playing time in Bautista’s absence.  He’s SAGNOF, so if you have a need, a need for speed, there ya go.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Lonnie Baseball aka Lonnie Gonnie nearly hit four in one game.  “But he did not.”  I know, Mark Whiten, but only four homers from Lind is downright shocking.  More shocking, he’s hitting .343 on the year.  Zoinks!

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Snooze!  Wake me when he hits a homer.  Grey digs the long ball.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Must…resist…urge…to…pick… Ugh, eff it in the eff hole, I’d pick him up if you’re struggling for power.

Andrew Cashner – News came out that he wasn’t scratched due to a possible trade.  He was scratched with a sore shoulder and was placed on the DL.  Padres, for future reference, I’d go with him possibly being traded rather than a shoulder injury for the excuse.  The Padres are like the guy in college that people assume slept with a hot girl and he’s like, “No, I couldn’t perform.”  Let the rumor mill do the work for you, guys, c’mon.

Odrisamer Despaigne – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K.  I was thinking the rain in the Despaigne might fall mostly on the hot damn in this start.  Could continue for his first few starts because when flame throwers first come up, they overpower everyone until people realize to lay off due to their wildness.  The puzzling thing was he only struck out one.  I could see anywhere from an 8 IP, 0 ER, 10 Ks game his next one to a 4 IP, 5 ER, 8 walks game.  Happy bidding in deep leagues where you’re waiting for him to get added!

Matt Cain – 7 1/3 IP, 6 ER vs. the Padres, raising his ERA to 4.82.  Cain walks into a cavernous pit of darkness.  “Hey, Verlander, you still here?  Verlander?”  No one replies.  Cain cries, joining his fantasy owners.

Travis d’Arnaud – Recalled by the Mets.  Fun fact!  In France, they call the former California governor, Schwarzenegger d’Arnold.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Missed his third straight game with elbow stiffness.  Must be watching too much elbow erotica.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 3.52.  Pick him back up!  I’m kidding.  Or am I?  Intern, cue evil laugh!  Solid start vs. the old-as-phuck Phillies, and I wouldn’t trust him in his next start, as the Stream-o-Nator points out, i.e., in most mixed leagues, he’s a matchup guy for now.  If he pitches great in his next start, then we’ll need to reevaluate our reevaluation.

Cody Asche – 3-for-3.  He’s tired of all his teammates giving him life lessons and telling him about their cherished memories of the 80′s from before he was born, but he’s playing through his annoyance.  Asche is five for his last seven, and he was a preseason darling, so you know I still have some love for him.

Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.10.  I’m not one about being shy in dumping and pumping and onto the next fish, er, Ray.  Cobb is pitching about as well as he did last year when he had a 2.76 ERA.  He’s been a hair worse on fly balls surrendered, but hitters look like they’re making slightly worst contact.  Obviously he hasn’t been as terrific as billed in the preseason, but he should get better, which means there’s a buying opportunity here if you don’t own him.

Edinson Volquez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (2 walks), 1 K vs. the disa-Rays.  I don’t even know how Volquez only struck out one hitter in eight innings and only gave up one run.  SAT question of the Day!  Edinson Volquez is to garbage as vomit is to A) Vomit B) Vomit C) There’s no C.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two steals (11, 12).  He’ll probably end up around 25 steals again this year, but I think he can steal a lot more bases.  Light bulb!  We get someone to impersonate Scott Boras and call up McCutchen to tell him to steal 45 bases because that’s the kind of thing the Yankees are going to look at in 2019.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Pedro from Pittsburgh!  Member that?  Ah, we were younger then.  And you had more hair!

Alfredo Simon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.92.  If he gets nominated to the All-Star Game, he’ll be doing a reverse Carl Hubbell.  You know, because he’s already faced a murderer’s row.

Devin Mesoraco – 1-for-1, two walks and one grand slam, his 13th.  Damn, he’s going to be overrated next year.  And not just on Rotoworld.  Not gonna be able to sniff him until 2016, after he disappoints everyone next year.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 8th steal as he bats .284.  Well, Votto will come at a discount next year.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.53.  King Scrabble has held his low ERA a lot longer than I thought he would, but maybe he really wants to get out of Chicago.  I bet he’s one of those deadline trades that his new team immediately regrets.  Unless it’s the A’s.  They don’t regret anything.

Hector Rondon – 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Kazaam!  Prolly just a blip, but Neil Ramirez isn’t a bad handcuff.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Zack Greinke – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Royals.  C’mon, Regression Fairies, Greinke voted no on Prop 8.

Jeremy Guthrie – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.75.  Guthrie had the Dodgers wishing they went from California to the New York island, skipping the endless skyway.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .287.  San Salvador, the Patron Saint of Abuelitas, is top 7 on our Player Rater for catchers.  Seems like Lucroy, Gattis, Mesoraco and Norris have all had a chance at number one.  Give Sal his moment for all the blue-haired bitties who have longed for a grandson as loving.

Jarrod Dyson – 3-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 2 steals.  “Rajai, did you see how good I did yesterday?”  “It’s well.  Now get me my piss bucket!”

Caleb Joseph – 3-for-3 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Caleb Joseph also sounds like he’s on everyone’s family tree if you go back 150 years.  Joseph was stuck behind Wieters, so seemed like a non-factor, because the O’s were willing to let him rot away.  Not that he’s anything that amazing, but he did have 22 homers in Double-A in 2013 (though he was old for that level last year).  He could hit for some power for AL-Only and deep two-catcher leagues, but probably will struggle to hit .230.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  The Grande Dolor!

Ronald Belisario – 1/3 IP, 3 ER and his 5th blown save in the matter of five weeks.  I need eye muffs when he’s pitching.  Ronald Very-sorry-yo is pathetic.  When it says on his player page “POS RP,” it’s not standing for position.  No, that POS is standing for something dramatically different.  I’ve never wanted a manager to do a closer committee before.   I looked at picking up Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam and ended going with Javy Guerra, but his use is sporadic and Daniel Webb was owned in my league, so I think I’m just throwing crap at the wall.  Hey, kinda like Belisario!

Marco Gonzales – Cardinals are calling up their first round pick from last year to start in Coors.  They’re all Daryl Hall ‘say no go’ with their hitting prospects, but the Cardinals really throw their pitching babes to the woods.   Since Gonzales played college ball — at Gonzaga, apparently it’s an actual college and not just manufactured for March Madness every year — he isn’t one of those 13-year-old first rounders.  His numbers are eye-popping at Double-A, but he works in the low 90′s on his fastball and leans on a changeup, so he probably won’t be an ace.  Most say he’ll be a number three to four.  Since Joe Kelly will be back soon, Gonzales will likely only be around for a few starts, so I’d lay off the rookie nookie for fear of a roofie, especially in Coors.

Lance Lynn – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks in Coors.  Oh.  *bugs out like Crazy Eyes from OitNB*  OH!  Okay, I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!

Matt Adams – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and two homers, one for each moob.  That gives him eight homers on the year and ten times yesterday he was confused for Louie Anderson.

John Lackey – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER in Safeco.  Like everything that goes bad in Seattle, I blame Courtney Love.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Somebody’s hot like sauce.

Logan Morrison – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers (3, 4).  So, that was the batty call I was supposed to make.  He hasn’t done anything in the games leading up to this, but a huge game most times leads to the confidence to call oneself a hot schmotato (without a tinge of sarcasm).

Kyle Seager – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, batting .256.  Also hadn’t been doing much prior to this game.  Okay, brucely, no one on the Mariners was doing anything prior to John Lackey pitching.

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.01 from 4.02.  16 more starts to a 3.85 ERA!

Wilson Ramos – Expected to be activated on Thursday, which is critical if he wants to fit five DL stints into one year.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks in Miller Park.  Not an easy start, and the stat line looks decent, but behind the line, which is less interesting than behind the music or behind the curtain or really behind anything, are numbers that look a little wonky.  He had 114 pitches and only 68 strikes.  Matt Williams did get ejected due to arguing balls and strikes so– Oh, who cares, Tim Kurkjian competed in the Sausage Race!  “Daddy, why is the Kielbasa making dolphin noises?”  Kurkjian, “Did you know there are eight million kielbasas consumed in the U.S. every year, which when put together weigh the same as my PT Cruiser?”  *voice squeaks, cat dies*

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, batting .310.  I wonder if I could get Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage to figure out a way to have LaRoche and Zimmerman switch bodies.

Bryce Harper – Will play some center field during rehab.  “Where’s that hot air coming from on my neck?  Is someone trying to give me a hickey?” said Denard Span.  This would be good news for Espinosa’s playing time and bad for Span if it were to play out with Harper taking over center and Zimmerman staying in the outfield, but I doubt playing time, uh, plays out that way.  Span will sit occasionally and Espinosa will sit occasionally or until Harper runs head first into a foreign object.  You know what all this is leading up to, right?  Harper one day running head first into Brett Lawrie.

  1. Allan says:
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    Grey, nice write up. Don’t know what to make of Cobb right now. He’s great and then he blows up. Need a stream for tomorrow. Arrieta, Duffy, Archer, or Heaney. Points league K’s worth 2 points.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Heaney

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @Allan: I wouldn’t be shocked if we find out he’s got some kind of lingering injury from when he was on the DL. Would make too much sense.

      Agree on Heaney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    @ after the way you and mike “dissed” him in the comments yesterday ,
    maybe cheryl crow or the black crows should have done roberta’s re-mix .

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Wake Up says:
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      @costaricanchata: Ha! My guess is the Counting Crows performing that song would literally kill them softly…

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Wake Up: Who wouldn’t that kill?

  3. The Great Zombino says:
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    Should I trade Brandon Moss for Carlos Gonzalez?

    My other outfielders I already have now are Nelson Cruz(your favorite FP), Carlos Beltran, Josh Willingham, and Corey dickerson to cover three spots.

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @The Great Zombino: I rather own Moss with Cargo’s injuries. Doesn’t Moss have OF eligibilty too?

      • The Great Zombino says:
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        @I Be Teheran It Up!:

        Yup, he has 1st and OF. I’ve been starting him in the outfield cause I have V-mart and Justin Morneau holding down my 1st and Utility spots.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stick with Moss

  4. SMLV1 says:
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    Looking for RBIs – BENCH 2

    (23) Springer @Home facing Harang
    (45) Rios @Home facing Smyly (Lefty)
    (57) Moss @NYM facing Colon
    (62) Rizzo @Home facing Bailey
    (74) Polanco @TB facing Archer
    (134) Choo @Home facing Smyly (Lefty)

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @SMLV1: Bench Choo and Springer. They’re cold as ice. I’ve got em on my roster, too.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco, Choo

  5. Puig's Poutines says:
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    grenkie and alcedies for hanley who wins

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hanley

  6. Filkarri says:
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    Worth dropping Torii Hunter for Asche? I’m currently rolling out Chisenhall, and while he’s playing well, I’m just waiting for the wheels to fall off and I don’t have a legit backup in case that happens. Limited moves obp league. Thanks!

  7. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Jill Goodacre knocked on my front door and asked me for a cup of sugar and to massage her butt. I quickly agreed and then woke up.

    Stroman, Eovaldi, McHugh, Keuchel…would you mind providing your opinion and ranking those four ROS and separately as keepers? Pretty please?

    Thank you so much!

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @Inglourious Dirty Ol’ Basterd: Sorry! Not Keuchel. I meant Gausman. Stroman, Eovaldi, McHugh, Gausman

      P.S. I was about to drop Gausman to add Stroman and then considered picking Eovaldi back up again…then, got flustered and decided to seek advice. I feel like Eovaldi is more of a streamer right now…maybe the same for Gausman in light of his masterful single inning of work down on the farm yesterday.

      Thanks again, Grey!

      • Sully says:
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        @Inglourious Dirty Ol’ Basterd: Stro, Gausman, Eovaldi, and McCugh for both ROS and keepers. Don’t fret about The Gasman’s one inning of work, that was used as a side session as he will be starting against the Rays this week. Both Stro and Gassy are just starting to scratch the surface of their upside and u don’t wanna miss out on that now or in the future. Don’t forget Gassy’s RP eligibility in most leagues as well! The whole 6 man rotation thing is gonna work itself out soon in Baltimore and Gassy is too good not to be a part of it. Eovaldi is up and down and his Ks have been way down recently, he’s a streamer IMO. McCugh…bleh.

    • Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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      @Inglourious Dirty Ol’ Basterd: P.P.S. Also considering dropping Ozuna since I’ve got Marte, Cespedes, K. Davis, Bruce, Choo, Hamilton, Springer, and Ozuna covering three outfield spots. Okay, I’m finished talking now…

      • james says:
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        @Inglourious Dirty Ol’ Basterd:

        Ozuna has 12 dingers and hitting in the 260ies, he has power speed potential than he is showing… I would shop him first see if someone needs OF help.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gausman, Stroman, Eovaldi, McHugh

  8. Miles says:
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    Is David Price bound for the Cardinals soon? Would you try hard to get him now before it happens?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I have no idea where he’s going

    • Cram It says:
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      @Miles: Where’d you hear that?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Cram It: it’s blowing up on Myspace right now!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wake Up: “Bound for the Cardinals”: A Rolling Stones influenced, electro-punk, neo-synth laced, power pop, nu-metal trio from the bayou of Louisiana. Check out their single, “David Price”.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Cram It: add in a sprinkle of Ryan Adams and you pretty much nailed it!

        • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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          @Wake Up: lol myspace…ur kidding right?

        • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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          @Wake Up: I’ve been getting ICQ messages about it all day!

          • Bobby Nice says:
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            Hello…I just got a page from this number about a baseball trade?

            • Puig's Poutines says:
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              @Bobby Nice: icq rocked

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Bobby Nice: Sorry, I didn’t hear it…let me turn down my walkman…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Gonzo_The_Great: I just faxed you over something hilarious…

  9. Steve says:
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    love your column…heeded your advice on Jaime Garcia eve though he was pitching lights out and was able to include him in a deal for MCcutch the hot shmotato…also was able to include Eovaldi in a trade for another hot schmotato in Duda….whose music should be “Camptown Races”…you know…The Camptown ladies sing this song DUDA DUDAThe Camptown racetrack’s five miles long Oh, de DUDA day…I absolutely look forward to your column above anyone else in Rotoland & I’ve been in leagues since 1993…..Keep up the great work!!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  10. jordan73 says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on Kipnis and his .241 average? If he holds true to his career, he’s gonna hit about .216 the rest of the way. It’s a sad day when you realize Gordon Blech-ham would be an improvement for your team.

    • Miles says:
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      @jordan73: trade him

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold on Kipnis

  11. Andrew says:
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    Just completed this trade and would like feedback. I have major pitching issues and think Homer Bailey is set to turn the corner and has started to already…

    I sent: J Abreu and R Porcello

    I got: A Rizzo and H Bailey

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Andrew: I wouldnt fully trust Bailey, Im sure u could’ve streamed Porcello’s spot. Abreu’s power is for real.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair. I agree with Teheran, though.

  12. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Soooo I have Rondon and Belisario in one RCL, my ERA and WHIP in that league is pretty pretty prettttty bad….Damn you Closers of Chicago!

    BTW Grey are you dabbling in any Daily leagues on DraftKings? If so you should hop into some of the contests we’ve been running with the other DK writers.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Mike: Yeah I think the Season to date ERA jumped by 2 runs! Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I’ve never done the DK thing…. Yeah, Chicago closers, gas face…

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: BTW doesn’t Closers of Chicago sound like an ABC Drama?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rudy just had twins yesterday! Well, his wife…

  13. One Man Crusade says:
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    Grey- thanks for the great advice. I nabbed Dickerson and Brantley late in the draft as reserve bats. Homer Bailey is he who we do not speak of though, That SOB. I choose to keep him and move Greinke. Greinke ‘s start last night brought me joy

  14. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY!!!
    There are 118 ridges on the edge of a United States Dime
    ( I question this one due to the fact I’ve been told I’m a dime and live in the U.S. and cant find all 118 ridges)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: FotD! I once lost a dime in a shoe for a week

  15. Lville Jim says:
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    I danced with the devil last night and started Lynn in three leagues, me 3 beelzebub 0.

  16. Eddy says:
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    Should I trade Votto for Scherzer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have the bat

      • Sully says:
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        @Mike: Do it! It’s time we all realize that Votto’s name carries more clout than his bat. He’s been bitten by the injury bug the last couple of years, and his HR/RBI totals are just ok. I expect more from him, especially hitting in that bandbox, but it is what it is at this point. Scherzer is a stud and u might be able to grab a CJ Cron or somebody of that ilk to put up similiar numbers to Votto ROS. Pull the trigger while Votto still holds value in someone else’s opinion! He’ll be a good value on draft day next year though, might slide to the 4th or 5th round because if frustrated owners such as myself!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: It’s fair, depends on needs

  17. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Of this group, which are not just streamers:

    Ventura
    Archer
    Heaney
    Keuchel
    Arrieta

    Also, continue to hold Taijuan Walker?

    • Mike

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      depends on the league, but I’m rostering all of those guys in a 12-team. Arrieta might turn into a pumpkin, though.

      Hold Walker, yes.

  18. Anustart says:
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    Would you drop arrieta, mchugh, Matt cain for stroman or hold?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anustart: I’d lose Cain in a shallower league

      • Anustart says:
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        @Grey: 12 team. I’ve never wanted to pull the trigger so bad on that idiot after 6 earned vs the padres…

  19. Dan says:
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    On Thursday, I traded away Matt Adams and Mesoraco for Buster Posey. Seriously beginning to regret that move right about now. Adams and Mesoraco just going through a hit streak, right? Posey has to be the best player in this deal still….

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Dan: Dont like that deal for you

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Don’t look back, you’ll turn into a pillar of salt

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Dan: theyve been on a hot streak all year

  20. Mike Adamson says:
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    eye muffs…ain’t that the truth!

  21. Hulkster says:
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    Any concerns about Scherzer as an elite keeper? I know things can change, but from what you’ve seen and the number of innings he has logged the past few years, do you still consider him a potential top-5 SP for next year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I usually don’t keep pitchers, to be completely frank

      • Hulkster says:
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        @Mike: Our league has different rules. We keep 2 pitchers, 4 hitters. I’ve got a string of ‘solid’ guys (Sanchez, Kluber, Minor, Archer, Cobb, Fister), but no clear ace. I’m pretty far back and looking to add one of Price, Scherzer or Darvish (negotiations for Price are going pretty well, not sure on Scherzer and Darvish may be a pipe dream).

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          gotcha…I’d be happy with Price if you can get him.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Hulkster: I’m in the same type of league. Scherzer is top-5 for next year, but I’d look to get younger (i.e., Kershaw, Darvish, etc.) if you can.

      • Hulkster says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Looks like I’ve got an offer for Price that I’m almost ready to take. A year younger than Scherzer, a year older than Darvish.

  22. Chicks dig me says:
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    Gotta dump bellasario. Is it guerra or Webb. Or somebody else on the sox???
    Also
    Should I dump Castillo or grandal for d’arnaud?
    5×5

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Chicks dig me: I think it’s Guerra. I don’t think Ventura has the confidence in Webb. Otherwise, the change would have been made a long, long time ago (I can still remember how the music made me smile)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I bet it’s still Belisario.

      *heads explode*

    • Chicks dig me says:
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      Any comments on the catcher question?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        sure, he’s worth a shot

        • Chicks dig me says:
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          Thx but who goes for d’arnaud
          Castillo or grandal?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Grandal

  23. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Pick a Side…Any side

    Dozier and Fatt Adams or Kipnis and Keuchel

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Or Kipnis and A.Craig for Bryce….Dynasty

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Dozier, Bryce

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Dozier

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Dozier and the Fat-Man

  24. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning all,
    Hope the week started well for everyone. Quick deep league SP ranking, non-keeper, standard H2H. Looking for a ranking not necessarily ROS, but for the near-term.

    Despaigne, Cumpton, Joe Kelly.

    Thanks!

  25. Sully says:
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    So I just came up with a new term for the Razzball Dictionary, let me know what u think. It’s for all us east coasters. U see, we aren’t always able to stay awake and watch the games on the west coast. So when I wake up in the morning, I immediately grab my phone to see how my players in those games performed. My buddies and I have dubbed any points gained in the late night games after bed as MAGIC POINTS. Unfortch, I awoke to Lackey’s putrid line which got me negative magic points. I pondered this for a bit and decided I had been BURT WONDERSTONED!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I was watching that movie last night. Pretty stupid. Olivia Wilde is hot, though.

      • Sully says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Ya, she is a smoke show. Jason Sedakis definitely outkicked his coverage with that one, good for him!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gotta stay awake. I usually put on a pot of coffee around 9pm. C’mon Sully!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sully: There’s an area for a term there, but that’s not it

      • Sully says:
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        @Grey: Insert losing Price is Right sound effect here

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  26. I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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    Losing patience on T. Walker… Now I hear he’s trade bait?! Thinking of just dropping him. Should I add (pick 1) E. Santana, Vogelsong, Masterson, Odorizzi, Dickey, or Hutch. Or should I just Hold?…
    Thanks Grey, good stuff man

  27. Kc says:
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    I am being offered Abreu and Price for my Goldy. My pitching is mediocre but I am not sure if I can affort lose Goldy. Any thoughts?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Kc: Fair

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yeah, it’s fair. I actually like the Price side

    • Sully says:
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      @Kc: Fair deal slightly tipped toward your side, do it!

  28. Joeg414 says:
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    Need Saves.Is giving up Ozuna for either Neil Ramirez or Joe Smith too much? It seems that Ozuna is under valued within the league and that might be the best I can get. Or should I wait and see what happens with set men like : S.Casilla, McGowan,W.Smith,Kevin Jepsen and Morin.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Joeg414: If you have a need and Ozuna is a bench bat for you, I would consider it. Probably Smith over Ramirez right now (unless Ramirez is lights out if he gets the next save chance…there’s a possibility he runs with the closer job if they allow him to, and if that’s the case, he’s looked like a top 15-20 closer)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s too much. there will be other save opportunities

    • james says:
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      @Joeg414:

      If that is the best you can get, Ozuna is undervalued.

      Rameriz and Smith are only is a slightly better position that most of the other set up guys there. Smith is part of a committee to replace Freire, and before this, he was the best of that bunch. We all know a committee could end up anywhere, i would bet ther is a 50% chance he becomes the closer. Rameriz is backing up a terrible closer on a terrible team. Even if he wins the gig (i would say a 30-40% chance… rondon is still the closer and then it could shuffle to someone else), it is a team where i would be shocked if there are 30 saves to be had all season… so 15 saves this year would be his ceiling.

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      Thanks, I hold for now. I ‘ll keep an eye on The Angels and look out for an injury for the end game.

  29. The king says:
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    What up…

    Great write up today…

    Couple questions. 16 h2h redraft very competitive

    1 Things have been quite on the Tavares front. He is on the wire – still worth picking up for ros

    2 Ros rank

    Volsong
    Cmart
    C young
    Hutch

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The king: Thanks! 1. For who? 2. Mart, Hutch, Vog

      • The king says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry did not show up for me… Doh technology

        Really last bench spot…

        Lastella fransico, and evoldi and wood are my bottom four

        Thanks again and sorry for the confusion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

    • The king says:
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      @The king:

      Help. Any thoughts:)

      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @The king: Any thoughts on what? I asked you a question above…

  30. ebudz says:
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    Grrrr.. my pitching’s been so frustrating! Make any moves?

    12 Team H2H Yahoo Standard:
    (2) SP: Bumgarner, Homer Bailey
    (2) RP: K-Rod, Belisario
    (4) P: Betances, Cobb, Kluber, Chavez
    Bench: (Heaney, Gausman, A. Wood, T. Walker)

    Available SP Pitching: Stroman, Bauer, C. Martinez, Eovaldi, Odorizzi, Duffy, Kuroda, Porcello, Estrada, Tillman, Leake, Jimenez, Hutchinson J. De La Rosa, Morton, McCarthy, Vogelsong, H. Santiago, Shoemaker, Chen, Miley

    Available RP Pitching: Balfour, McGee, T. Hunter R. Brothers, Axford, Familia, Joba, Broxton and also every possible Belisario replacement is available (Webb, Guerra, Putnam, etc.. )

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ebudz: Seems like there aren’t too many saves on the wire for you, so I would punt that (unless you make a move for a closer). Move Dellin to your RP psition, then drop Belly for C-Mart or Stroman (maybe even Duffy if you’re feeling saucy)

      • james says:
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        @Mello Yello:

        Not a bad suggestion, in h2h you can punt saves (since it really is a stat in isolation) and do well. I would not be dropping closers, but i would put out what you think is a low ball offer for a few closers… if nothing sticks, then you know there is a market to trade what you have.

        Worst case, you compete in saves, picking one up cheaper than they should be. Best case, you turn the closers into a better SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Lose Belisario for McGee… Gausman and Walker are streamers in your league

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot guys! Gotta wait til McGee clear waivers tonight so I think I’ll drop Belisario to make a DL stash in the meantime. Any of these guys worth it?
        Myers, B. Lawrie, Cuddyer, Victorino, Gyorko

        Here’s the offense:
        (1) C: W. Rosario
        (1) 1B: Votto
        (1) 2B: D. Gordon
        (1) SS: EverCab
        (1) 3B: Seager
        (3) OF: Ad. Jones, Polanco, A. Gordon
        (2) UT: Hosmer, Cron
        Bench: (Bautista)

        Oh one more thing! Is Cron the best bench bat option over the likes of Singleton and K. Morales?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Victorino…Not over Singleton

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Ha oops, I dropped Singleton for Cron because I’m tired of losing in HRs! Thought he’d be a better short term power addition til Bautista is back and hopefully I can snag Singleton back up in a day or two once waivers clear.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  31. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    I got problems, right here in fantasy baseball, with a capital A that stands for Alex– Alex Wood.

    Have him in my NA spot and going to need to lose somebody to put him in tomorrow (12-Team Keeper League). Was leaning towards giving up on Balfour, but would appreciate votes from the smartest and best looking group of commentors on the internet:

    1) Singleton (my bench bat)
    2) Arrieta
    3) Balfour
    4) Simon
    5) Eovaldi
    6) Heany
    7) Smyly

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Balfour bye-bye. Not close.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phil

  32. Jose says:
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    Alex Rios vs. Brett Gardner ROS in a 5×5 h2h. Who do you like more?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jose: His name is Rios and he plays in Arlington

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rios

  33. Five-On-One says:
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    Couple of questions for the gang this morning:

    1) Need two OF – Arcia (ice cold), Marisnick, JJones (not Jaques), Dyson, Saunders, Stubbs, Venable, Pearce, Smith.

    2) Need a 2b – Wong, La Stella, Espinosa, Infante, Odor, LeMahieu, Rutledge.

    3) I have been using AssCab at SS, and he has been great, but, you know, he is AssCab. Would you replace him with BMiller, JMercer, or any of the remaining 2b from question 2 above?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Is your team okay at power? If so, I would SAGNOF the hell out of it and go Jones and Dyson…on a whole, I would still go Arcia, then probably Stubbs.
      2. Odor
      3. Hold

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Marisnick, Stubbs

      Stella

      I’d hold, but keep an eye on Infante and Odor

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Five-On-One: slim pickings

  34. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, thanks for the read! good stuff….. Colon, Duffy, Harang, Locke, Hahn. whos the better start?

    Thank u

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Colon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! I don’t know the matchups

  35. Bruce says:
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    I Have Lance Lynn, deal him for Byrd, for Dexter Fowler, or hold?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Bruce: I’m not exactly Lynn’s #1 fan but he has to be worth more than that… right? Like, alot more.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @ashtray: You are correct sir

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @Kc: Like the Price side.@Bruce: Hold: The other two are waiver fodder in a lot of leagues.

  36. FIPfool says:
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    Good Morning- your daily blogs are fantastic.
    I have 3 quick questions
    1) Hutchinson or Guthrie for now? (as streamer that will prob stay with me few wks)
    2) I know I’d be selling low but… what to do with Choo?
    and I apologize for this C question in advance but R Martin or Norris ROS- I know Norris has ltd playing time/gets hit w back swing a lot… it’s an OBP lg

    Thanks

    • FIPfool says:
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      @FIPfool: Sorry meant to read Hutchinson, Guthrie or Stroman… thanks!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Stroman

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) Huitchison
      2) sell Choo
      Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FIPfool: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  37. ashtray says:
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    Lucas Duda over the last month is batting 270/389/562 with 5 HRs and a 17/18 BB/K. BABIP is only .290ish. Can he keep this up? I’m starting to think about making room for him.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ashtray: Nope

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ride the streak, but I’m not so sure it will last

  38. Cheese says:
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    Should I give up Jose Bautista for Jay Bruce and Cliff Lee? 12 team league, H2H, non-keeper

    Standard plus BB for hitters, QS (replacing W), K/9 (replacing K) plus K/BB

    Thoughts?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Cheese: Hold…even with Bats’ injury scare

  39. Jedd Jerko says:
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    In a keeper, 3b is my only hole on offense. Would you trade Machado to get Anthony Rendon? Machado seems like a tough one to project, and Rendon is hitting now.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      seems like a lateral move

  40. ashtray says:
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    Is there a Razzball term for the rollercoaster of emotions you go through when you see Mesoraco got you a Grand Slam and then you realize your Rondon is the guy who gave it up?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @ashtray: I had Gyorkoff when he hit a grand slam (remember that one good game he had?), and then I remembered it was off Jose, and then shortly thereafter, he had TJS…

      I would call it a Sandpaper Gyorkoff

      • ashtray says:
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        @Mello Yello: That just made me cringe.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: We used to have a term called f**king your stepsister…I think the FCC pulled it

  41. Milarky says:
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    Are you sold on Odorizzi’s recent run of success? I’ve got him and Heaney, and given that we only need to start one rookie I’m thinking of shopping one. Who do you run with?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Milarky: Odorizzi for sure. I would be big-time selling high. Heaney hasn’t even hit his stride yet.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Milarky: Word from the number crunchers over at fangraphs is that Odorizzi’s strikeout numbers are completely unsustainable. It’s definitely worth riding the hot streak against some weak batting teams though. Also, that Rays offense isn’t going to help the W totals.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Odorizzi. Hold onto both of them.

  42. Nick says:
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    NL Only Deep Keeper League: Keep 12 Regulars, 4 Minor League Players. I am rebuilding and most likely out of it.

    Trade Gallardo (give) for Synderguard (get)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  43. sniff test says:
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    Do you think Ozuna is in any danger of losing PT to Marisnick when Atheist Yelich returns?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no, I think Marisnick will still be the odd man out

  44. can you give me a list of things I can do with Matt Cain

  45. Awesome Auger says:
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    Stroman or Carlos Martinez for the next few weeks?

    Neil Ramirez has been great even without the saves… his K/9 is great for low IP cap leagues if you have the space.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Stroman

      Agree on Ramirez, plus you can slot him at SP if you’re into that sort of thing

  46. booya says:
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    How do you rank Cron, Teixiera, & Moustakas ROS in H2H 6×6 OPS league?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d put Tex ahead if he could stay healthy. As it is, that’s the order I’d want them

  47. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    When Singleton got the call I moved him for Carlos Santana…I needed a 3B with Arenado hurt and with 16 teams it was slim pickings on the wire. Plus I own Abreu. My question is…should I drop Yan Gomes, pick up Asche, move Santana to C? Or is that really a lateral move? It”s prob only for 2-3 weeks, as Asche most likely gets dropped when Arenado is back, but I was leaning towards doing the same with Gomes at this point. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think that’s a good move

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good move IMO

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: you’ll have a catcher who plays everyday since he really isn’t one. that’s the only kind of team that loses nothing from having only 1 catcher. surprised you didn’t already have him playing catcher. i would’ve thought that was the best thing about drafting him.

  48. booya says:
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    Lind or Ozuna ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ozuna

  49. Steve D. says:
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    Dead last in steals, someone cut Ben Revere. I’ve had my finger on the trigger on him for a while, but haven’t brought myself to do it. Desmond Jennings would be the drop, and I’ve been rotating him in and out of the lineup with some of my other bats. I scooped Jennings off waivers a few weeks ago and he’s done nothing for me so far (0 steals, 0.211 average). But I know as soon as I drop him he’ll go off…

    Should I roll the dice with Revere over Jennings? Again, it’s a platoon role, so I have some insurance in case Ben gets hurt.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Revere a lot, but I wouldn’t cut Jennings for him

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Steve D.: Make the move. I wouldn’t worry about Desmond Jennings going off. He’s never been that good and that Rays offense is putrid.

  50. Wake Up says:
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    check out Steve from NZ’s version…I think he said it was Prezzii on guitar and Kid A on drums on the guitar…

    http://youtu.be/3my2dLe42Uw

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Mike: ROS and next two years
        Segura or Baez?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Segura ROS Baez next 2 years

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Mike: Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: that’s so 2013 season

      • Wake Up says:
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        @J-FOH: it’s been long enough that it’s past the not cool anymore and turned the corner to, it’s re-cool…like Puma…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wake Up: and pulling out

          • Wake Up says:
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            @J-FOH: HA!

  51. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” … so I think I’m just throwing crap at the wall. Hey, kinda like Belisario! ”
    great line !

    for “others” information :
    usda regulations require that you stand further away from a barn
    than 60 feet 6 inches .
    (no offense intended towards the 4 women readers .)

  52. papasmurf says:
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    Eovaldi was pretty lucky. There were a bunch of lineouts and deep flies. Easily could have given up 3 or 4 runs.

    Is Rondon hurt? I read something about him having an elbow issue. And someone dropped him in my league. I grabbed him off waivers kinda wondering why he dropped him… I sat him to “make sure he’s ok” and of course his first game on my roster he K’s 2 in a perfect inning (on bench). So I was like, hey! he’s ok. So I put him in the lineup. First game out… last night.

    Last night I benched both Eovaldi and Shark (1 ER, 12.1 IP) in my infinite smurf wisdom. Had Bastardo and Rondon (both of them their first games in my lineup, 1 IP 7 R, 5 ER, 7 baserunners!)

    FML. My team entered June with a 3.02 ERA and in first place. Now ERA is 3.47 and team a distant 3rd. ERA and WHIP collapse cost me 15 pts.

    About to jump off my mushroom roof. I wonder if the 2 foot drop will kill a hardy smurf.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that blows. stay strong brother smurf, you’ll recover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: I hear ya on Eovaldi, that’s why I said he’s still a matchups guy

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: The dude just went from ace-like in his first few outings to 2013 Eovaldi just like that.

        Is it called De-eovalution?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  53. matt says:
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    im in a 10 team keeper and was just offered his Tori Hunter Mad Bum and 10th rounder for my Corey Dickerson, Jake Arrieta and 3rd rounder. id like the pitching upgrade, but is that too much?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  54. Sean says:
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    12 team yahoo head to head league. I was offered Encarnacion(3B eligible) for Rizzo, Alex Gordon, and Khris Davis. He would also accept Rizzo, Cespedes, and Khris Davis. I’m not sure if I should accept this trade. The rest of my team looks like this:
    C Mesoraco
    1B. Hosmer
    2B. Dee Gordon
    3B. Rendon
    SS. Castro
    OF. Adam Jones
    OF. Bryce Harper
    OF. Jay Bruce
    UTL. Desmond Jennings
    UTL. Cespedes or Alex Gordon ( must trade 1)

    Hosmer would become a bench bat as Encarnacion would be my 1st baseman. Am I better off accepting this trade, and if so do I give up Cespedes or Alex Gordon? If I don’t accept this trade then I will have to drop Desmond Jennings when Harper comes off the DL, otherwise I’d have 3 bench bats. Rizzo is great I know, but can I expect K. Davis to keep up the hot streak? Cespedes is always an injury risk also. Thanks in advance!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

    • ashtray says:
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      @Sean: That’s super steep. You gotta love what Rizzo is doing for you right now.

  55. atgreat says:
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    What sort of SP should I be looking for in return for Melky Cabrera?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Top 30

  56. Connor says:
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    Time to cut ties with Cain? I could free up his spot for a streamer.
    Rotation is
    Cobb
    Cashner
    Cole
    A. Wood
    Hammel
    Cliff Lee
    Gray
    Kluber
    Latos
    and Cain.
    Best Available:
    Stroman
    Martinez
    Arietta

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think he’s a straight drop. Bench maybe. Your rotation is strong.

  57. Steve D. says:
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    Time to deal Choo, or hold for the summer in Arlington?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Grey put it out there to deal him a while ago…

      • Steve D. says:
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        @Mike:

        Freeman a fair return?

        Also offered Choo and Panda for Goldy, but that’s pushing it. Still, nothing ventured…

        • ashtray says:
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          @Steve D.: Good luck with that one

  58. Rags says:
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    Points league with a heavy emphasis on Wins and IP which of these is the odd man out for my starts limit:

    CJ Wilson @ KC
    Kluber @ Ari
    Arrieta vs Cin
    Beckett vs StL

    Streamerbot likes them all the same except for Wilson who it likes 1.5 points less. But should I really trust Arrieta over Wilson at this point?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Wilson. Arrieta vs. Cincy is the diciest of the bunch

  59. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Any clue on who will replace Bellisario?

    Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam, Javy Guerra, Daniel Webb. All are available in 2 leagues, who the hell do I pick out of that wonderful group of elite talent?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Guerra, Putnam…has he lost his job yet, though?

      • Shawn of the Livid says:
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        @Mike: Technically no. But I can’t imagine they let him out there for more than one more blow up. Which will come on his next time out.

  60. Hackensack Bulls says:
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    I’ve come to you all looking for grief counseling. Can I pretty-please, with sugar on top, drop Eric Hosmer and pick-up either Tex, Lind or Cron. Once you say “yes,” vote for your pick-up. Oh yeah, this is a keeper league (if that is any indication how much Hosmer has hurt me).

    BTW, isn’t Cron the god Conan the Barbarian prayed to?

  61. Hi guys and gals: Please give me your take on who’re the top two choices between Cron, Kendrys, BButler, and Pearce.

    Same deal between Ramos, Norris, and Russell Martin.

    And is Wood a must-start tomorrow against Houston? Usually, I’ll sit an SP first game off the DL but this is a juicy matchup.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Kendrys and Butler

      Ramos, Norris

      Start Wood

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Enrique: Wood was in minors being stretched out not dl’d if it makes you feel better

    • ashtray says:
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      @Enrique: I don’t have much confidence in Kendrys or Pearce. I’ll say Cron and Butler.

      Then I’ll go with Norris and Martin (as a former Ramos owner, he hasn’t done anything since 1st half of last year except get hurt)

      Finally, I’d roll with Wood. Especially because he wasn’t DL’d. Just down in the minors.

  62. royce! says:
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    I don’t think Despaigne is a flame thrower…he’s more of a kitchen sink, Orlando Hernandez type, throwing from a bunch of different arm angles to keep hitters off balance.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good point

    • Goose says:
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      @royce!: True – at one point, he threw a 90 MPH fastball then a 65(!) MPH curve, then a 76 MPH change … the curve was a meatball but it completely threw the hitters off, the change was good, and you could just tell from his mechanics that at times he may be wild with everything – but he was on his game all night and that speed variation should be enough to give him a career. Doubt he ever Ks too many, but in SD, he’ll be a’ight. El Duque is a good comp.

      • royce! says:
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        @Goose: I agree about the potential to be wild- he walked a lot of batters in the minors, though the sample size is pretty small – but he was very efficient yesterday, needing only 86 pitches to get through 7 innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Oh, really? I thought the scouting reports said he touches 95

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: His FB is in the low 90s (avg. 91.3 yesterday), so I suppose there is the potential that he’d reach 95, but he really is more of a junk baller. I watched a few innings and he had the batters off balance a lot (see Goose’s comment above) by changing speeds.

        Maybe it was another Odrisamer Despaigne?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!: Ha! Probably… Can’t throw a stone without hitting an Odrisamer Despaigne! Interesting about him, I was watching Masterchef so just going on the box score…

  63. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Relevant.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Would you mind saying “Action” ?

  64. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Razzballers,

    HELP!

    I made a promise to Grey to only ask one question a year. And he answered it. He’s a beautiful, beautiful man. But I want to keep that promise so I am asking the gang and gaggle rather than that beautiful man.

    Would you lot take Hanley Ramirez and give Nelson Cruz? In a vacuum?

    If specs matter my OF is Harper (hurt), Springer (young), Morse (sketchy), J. Hamilton (unreliable), B. Hamilton (fast), Cruz (oft injured).

    Have Xavier Bogaerts at SS right now. But it’s a keeper and I’m holding Xavier even if taking Hanley. Aiutami!! AIUTAMI!!!

  65. Mike says:
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    Please rank Price,Beckett,Cobb ROS?
    Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Price, Cobb, Beckett

  66. Max says:
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    1850 innings cap, 8 team roto, 2 SP, 4 P, 4 Bench, k/9. Rank em ROS. Archer, Beckett, Keuchal. Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Archer, Keuchel, Beckett

  67. Max says:
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    Aramis or Hosmer ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hosmer

  68. George Zip says:
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    Would you sit Jesse Hahn today against SF?

    And remember:

    The last thing he said to me, “Doc,” he said, “some time when the crew is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to get out there and give it all they got and win just one for the Zipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Doc,” he said, “but I won’t smell too good, that’s for sure.”

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…I’d start him

  69. Corey says:
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    I want to grab Odorizzi but need to make room. Here’s my rotation. Who do you bump?

    Shields
    Beckett
    Santana
    Cain
    Stroman
    Gausman
    Wheeler

    Cain, right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, he’d be the one, but I don’t know that I would make that swap.

      • Corey says:
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        @Mike: I don’t know either, but my team ERA is brutal and none of my starters have more than 85 Ks.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          worst case scenario Odorizzi totally implodes and Cain turns into an ace second half… it’s risky but you could always stream the spot too. Go for it

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Corey: cain had a very good second half last year

  70. Phil says:
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    For the rest of the year….Kyle Gibson or Jesse Hahn ?
    Also would you start Hahn today in SF ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hahn

      yes

  71. Lofton Bombz says:
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    Need to handcuff Rondon with Neil Ramirez, who do I drop? I’m right in the middle on every offensive stat except lacking homers.

    Josh Harrison
    Scooter Gennett
    Kendrys Morales

    Thank you

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Harrison

  72. John says:
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    Got chance to get Agone for shields, possibly cheaper arm but have hosmer, and panda that cld be util instead and keep my arm? Also have Dickerson but trying not to work him into long term plans until it becomes clearer.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      just keep the arm and go with what you have

  73. Phil says:
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    After you answer the Hahn or Gibson question ….how about instead Odorizzi ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Odorizzi the most of the three

  74. John says:
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    got offer that i can work with, Ill have to tweak maybe. Harper and shields for strasburg. I dont like to trade big bats but my hitting is very good in 10 tm so im willing to look at this offer.

    I have other pitchers I could swap instead of shields, awood lackey kazmir ventura minor wood shields GCole.

    Which pitcher instead or shields? Should I include Agone as well….he would take over hosmer at util.

    agone and strasburg for my harper and shields(one from above)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer to hold Harper

  75. Charles says:
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    Start Aramis who hot been on fire lately (though an 0-4 last night) or Werth (who has been cold but 3-4 last night) in my Util spot?

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: 12 team points league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Aramis

  76. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Beckett Cobb and Uehara for David wright?
    I don’t need the saves…..
    10 team standard…guys like archer,stroman,Heaney,Arita,hammell etc are on waivers
    Thx!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, you can easily replace pitching in shallow leagues

  77. Cram It says:
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    Am I wasting a bench spot on Joc Pederson for a redraft? Chances he’s a fantasy factor this year?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Cram It: I think it’s a waste of a bench spot. The OF is too crowded in LA for Pederson to get any significant playing time.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Poop. in redrafts he needs something to shake up for him to get playing time. More of an N/A stash or keeper league guy IMO

      • Cram It says:
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        @Mike: Hehe. You said ‘poop’. Hehehe.

        Oh yeah, thanks dudes.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Cram It: ihave Joc stashed too feel like if I drop him there will be an outfield collision 2 go down and Jocs on another roster

      • Cram It says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Tough to keep that guy down/on the Dodgers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Not playing significantly unless Ethier and Kemp go down to serious injuries or are traded

  78. Chris r says:
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    I’ve got a spot open to fish for saves (own papelbon, rodyney and mcgee)

    do i pick up Daniel Webb, Joel Peralta, or neil rameriz?

    Also who do i dump from the DL to open a spot when needed: Tyler Skaggs (what’s going no with his rehab?) or Shane Victorino?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramirez, Skaggs

  79. Mike says:
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    David wright or Posey ROS??
    Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Posey

  80. Sky

    Sky says:
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    RE the Harper blurb, my best guess would be Span getting sat against lefties since Espinosa has a wOBA .100 points higher vs them over righties.

    What, you expected something funny? Fine. I like the way you Moob, Matt Adams

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like to Moob it Moob it. I like to Moob it Moob it. I like to…Moob it!

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Mike:

        Moob B*tch! Get out the way!

        She like my dance, she like my Moobs! – Lil B

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Sky:

          “Pack up
          Don’t stray
          Oh say, say, say
          Oh say, say, say

          Wait! they don’t love you like I love you
          Wait! they don’t love you like I love you
          Moo-o-o-oobs, wait!
          They don’t love you like I love you…”

          -Yeah Yeah Yeahs

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Your moob, I do deeply dig,
            No walls, only the bridge,
            My supperdish, my succotash wish.

            Sing it, baby!

            I couldn’t ask for another. (uh-huh, uh-huh)
            No, I couldn’t ask for another.

            Moob is in the heart,
            Moob is in the heart,
            Moob is in the heart (astronomical!),
            Moob is in the heart (hit me!).

            - Deee-Lite, Moob Is In The Heart

            • Slim

              Slim says:
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              @Sky: Too easy but it feels like the natural progression.

              Annie are you OK?
              Are you OK Annie?
              You’ve been hit by
              You’ve been hit by
              A moob criminal

  81. Gus Pike says:
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    Been struggling at SS and MI all year. Have Danny Santana at SS and Gennett at MI. Brock Holt and Chisenhall at 3B until Arenado returns.

    Xander just hit waivers. Worth the #2 waiver claim (12 team 5×5 keeper league – keep 5 guys)? Who’s the drop? Gennett?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup grab him and drop Gennett

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Gus Pike: xander hasnt done anything in 3 weeks as gennett has been producing the last 4 or 5 weeks…i would hold or do u think xander is gonna get picked up by somebody else

  82. kevinmac says:
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    Some one just dropped cobb in my league..who am I dropping for him out of :

    Heaney, Bailey, Yordano or Mejia

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @kevinmac: Mejia

  83. raf says:
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    Please rank Matt Adams, Sandoval, Springer. Unfortunately have to choose 2. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @raf: Adams, Springer

  84. ashtray says:
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    Alright, I can’t get anyone to accept a 2 for 1 trade without completely overpaying. I need to make room for when Cole comes off the DL on the 28th. Which pitcher should I drop (no bench hitters on my squad):

    Sale
    Greinke
    Gray
    Weaver
    Bailey
    Cole
    Keuchel
    Archer
    Ventura
    McHugh
    Wood, Alex

    For context, the pitchers available on waivers are guys like Wheeler, Gibson, Alvarez, Rubby, Elias, Odorizzi, Guthrie, etc.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh

      • ashtray says:
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        @Mike: It’s not every day you drop a pitcher with an ERA under 3.00 and a k/9 over 10. And yet no one in the league is willing to part with a shitty 6th OF for him.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, it’s hard to get a return on guys who come out of nowhere

  85. chisoxx22 says:
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    Encarnacion for Wainwright? 5×5 roto 8 teams

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer E5

  86. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Jimmy Nelson or Carlos Martinez?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      CMart

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @The Wizard of Oz(una): Advantage Martinez considering he has a job right now. If everything is equal, I’d go with Nelson.

  87. John says:
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    trade harper w alex wood for Beltre?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hold

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @John: Never should you do that.

  88. Eng says:
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    Good Morning, Grey, and thanks for another good read. A comparison question for you: How good can Taveras be long term (ie. future X-rounder?) and how does he profile vs Bryce? Dankeschoen!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Prefer Harper, but…

      Taveras could be 25 HR guy with a high average and nice counting stats…Top 25 overall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Thanks! Agree with Mike

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Mike and Grey! One last comparison: how does Nolan Aernado compare to Taveras? If you could keep both at a 12th round value next year which one would you keep? Basically who’s ceiling is higher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado’s better

        • Eng says:
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          @Eng: sp. whose

          • Eng says:
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            @Eng: Thanks!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  89. Cram It says:
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    Who do you like most for Runs/Avg:
    Eaton, Parra, James Jones?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eaton

  90. Lville Jim says:
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    Louie Anderson, diving with the stars. Not a pleasant sight. But a pair of moobs jiggling on a home run trot twice around the bases is.

  91. Brian says:
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    SP: A.Sanchez, Teheran, Heaney, Gausman, T.Walker, A. Wood, Arrieta

    My RP are Rosenthall, Soria, Meja, W.Davis, J.McGee

    I am middle of the pack in saves. Is it worth holding onto Mcgee to get a few more saves or drop a SP for Stroman?

    Thank you!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      looks like you have plenty of saves and can affors to lose McGee

  92. AA says:
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    Good move to drop Belisario for Betances? I’ve got Reed and Hawkins for saves. Kinda bored with Belisario killing by ERA and WHIP every week. I know Betances isn’t going to get me saves but he is going to significantly help my K’s, ERA, and WHIP…might even mix in a W here and there…your thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      solid

  93. Amicrazy says:
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    Thoughts on Marco Gonsales in dynasty leagues?

  94. Slim

    Slim says:
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    “One Time” – Wyclef Jean

  95. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Good morning Grey, Mike . I just offered J Hamilton and Bogaerts for Adam Jones is it fair to much or not enough ? I feel I should get rid of Hamilton now before his .330 bavg. plummets 100 points and can’t get anything of value . thanks guys

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Like the Jones side…it’s fair

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: Kinda why I offered it this being Boston I hope Xander has some pull thanks again

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Mike: Trade denied. Hamilton needs to hit a homer or 2 that pig definitely needs more lipstick.

  96. Brian says:
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    Gotta roll with Heaney against Philly, but am a tad concerned with Arrieta blowing up tonight against Cincy. Is everyone starting Arrieta tonight?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m starting him. Hold my internet hand…

  97. Todd says:
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    I think I would like to pick up Gerrit Cole this week, but who would you suggest I drop since I seem not go get many wins from these guys?

    Jason Vargas
    Andrew Cashner (DL)
    Jered Weaver
    Jeff Samardzija
    Mike Minor
    Yu Darvish

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Vargas

      • Todd says:
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        @Mike: That is what I was thinking as well….the player rater also said Vargas! Glad to know everyone seems to be on the same page!

  98. Scarecrow Greinke says:
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    I know it’s hard to tell with these young guys, but can you rank them in terms of the Fantasy Playoff season, like who will have an innings limit.

    Stroman, Gausman, T. Walker

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gausman, Stroman, Walker

      • Scarecrow Greinke says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike. Dropped Walker for Gausman and picked up Stroman.

  99. Joet says:
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    Grey,

    Which would you choose?

    Emphacizing ERA/WHIP as I’m OK on W’s and K’s.

    Milone @MIA
    Hughes @TEX
    Harang @HOU, @PHL

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Milone

  100. Eric says:
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    in a 12 team Yahoo League with OBP instead of AVG would you rather have

    1) Adam Jones, Teheran, and Sonny Gray

    or

    2) Trout, Cobb, and Minor?

    Is it close or is it overwhelmingly to one side? I just wanted to see how much wiggle room you thought I might have

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s fair…rather have Trout side

  101. Puig's Poutines says:
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    assume neil walker comes back today would you roll with him or aaron hill for 2b

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Walker

  102. Puig's Poutines says:
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    pick two to sit
    Brantley in arizona vs miley
    CJ Cron at home vs klye gibson
    Mark tex in toronto vs buehrle
    Brock holt in seattle vs erasmo
    JD martinez in texas vs colby lewis

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cron, Tex

  103. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Top reliever in a points league ROS..Melancon,Britton,Janssen,Doolittle,Allen or Soriano?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Doolittle

  104. The Borzoi says:
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    Can deal deal Kimbrel. Need OF. Who to target? J Up?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds solid

  105. munnyshooter says:
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    2nd out of 16 in H2H, mostly by virtue of pitching. Running lowest on HR, RBI, OPS. Also need roster spots for Harper and Yelich off DL.

    My Samardzija/Machado/Yelich or Heyward
    -for-
    (Insert 3B to target here)

    Beltre? Frazier? Donaldson?
    Could I get anyone decent without adding an OF? A Ramirez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Frazier

      rather not give up the OF

  106. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Nice title Grey

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Mike: Agreed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks!

  107. Ozuna Mattada says:
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    Marcus down for 3 shares of Stro, Man!

    Grabbed him this morning. Does one cut ties with Hosmer for Fatt Addams? Thanks.

  108. Smell The Glove says:
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    Grey,

    I think you need to start using a phrase for the opposite of the Regression Fairies for when a player with lots of potential starts coming around and playing like he should be (Ex. Khris Davis in May and June after he learned it’s OK to not swing at everything and take a pitch or two.

    The Progression Fairies invented the blow job, they are BFF’s with Kate Upton and always encourage her to “Show the goods, girl!” and they wish you a magical day!

    Now for my question, need starting pitching help and looking for good K guys who won’t blow up my WHIP.

    Options on waivers (10 team league) are Gallardo, Hughes, Roark, Arietta or could just plug in Betances for the ratios help and occasional vulture win.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha Betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Smell The Glove: HA! I’d prolly go Roark, but these are streamers in your league depending on matchups then go with Betances when none have a good matchup

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Smell The Glove: “Smell the Glove”. Nice reference!

  109. Max says:
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    H2H; 10 team. Doing well in saves so far have K-Rod, Doolittle, Qualls and Balfour. Do you drop Balfour for Joba, Joe Smith or any other Rays reliver. Or Hold? Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

  110. Max says:
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    H2H; 10 team. Doing well in saves so far have K-Rod, Doolittle, Qualls and Balfour. Do you drop Balfour for Joba, Joe Smith or any other Rays reliver. Or Hold? Thanks

  111. Bye Felicia says:
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    And to.think I.benched Lynn last min on accident ;) SONOFABENCH INDEED!

  112. booya says:
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    Votto and Cargonz for Goldy in a keeper?

  113. blindnuts says:
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    Thanks for answering all of these questions!

    10 team H2H 5×5

    Can you rank Marte, Craig and Singleton ROS?

  114. Steve says:
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    Boston’s been struggling, would you start Erasmo today based on his last two starts and Boston’s current train derailment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: If a league was deep enough for me to own Erasmo, I’d start him

  115. Brendan says:
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    Matt Cain has killed me all season. There are a lot of good FA in my league, so would you drop Cain at this point? I’m leaning towards Garrett Richards to replace him.

  116. Jiggy Nits says:
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    his Jason Heyward & Arrieta for my Matt Adams & Tanner Roark

    which side do you like?

    Thanks for all your help all season long!

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Grey: Cheers.

  117. doug says:
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    Sale and Bogaerts for Beltre?

  118. John says:
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    Alright hold harper takes Puig spot and trade Puig and Cueto for Miggy?

    Just concerned that I would have really no true ace

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Really, thats interesting.

  119. Carnac says:
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    Denver Pot, 6/20:

    “A cobbled-together, four-man game of catch in right field Friday at Coors Field highlighted how hobbled the Rockies were heading into a weekend series against Milwaukee.

    Nolan Arenado, who can throw but can’t catch with a broken finger on his glove hand, threw to Carlos Gonzalez, who can catch but can’t throw after finger surgery on his throwing hand.

    Gonzalez then flipped to Jordan Lyles, who can throw with his pitching arm but can’t catch with a broken glove hand. He tossed to trainer Keith Dugger, who flipped back to Arenado.”

    • Carnac says:
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      *Post, Denver Post.

      • Carnac says:
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        lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: HA…Nice Freudian slip

  120. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Alright Here we go again with Upton….I receive Upton, I give Kipnis and Craig or Dickerson
    DO IT or DONT DO IT…and if DO IT would you rather add Dickerson or Craig

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Also as bad as Brad Miller has been his numbers arent that far off of Kipnis so far. ( Id probably pick him up if i pull the trigger)And Grey has a slight crush on him so that helps. Just not to sure what to expect from kipnis going forward…if its worth losing a tougher position to fill for upton.

      • @JeF With 1 F: Up for Kip & Dick..Get Miller,m he will be close if not better than KIp for the 2nd half IMO..cheers Bro

  121. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Stream any of these in 12 team H2H pts?
    Miley vs CLE (8.2)
    Leake @ SF (7.2)
    Masterson @ ARI (4.8)
    Hahn @ SF (3.3)

  122. Lirianpo is now a free agent in my H2H points league add him or forget him..cheers

    • @Malicious Phenom: if add him is your advice, who do I drop:

      Morales, Kendrys
      Moustakas, Mike
      Jackson, Austin
      Eovaldi, Nathan
      Gallardo, Yovani
      Kennedy, Ian
      Masterson, Justin
      Smyly, Drew
      Skaggs, Tyler·
      Paxton, James

      • @Grey: thanks man! I didn’t think liriano was worthy for my squad, but I really value your opinion! cheers

  123. Rags says:
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    FYI, your pages keep trying to download something called Premium Installer on my computer without my asking for it. Haven’t gotten it on any other site i visited today.

    Ads i’m seeing right now are Snickers, Milkyway, Bonobos, another Snickers, some annoying autoplay video ad thing, Fantasy Rundown and Sports memorbilia.com. I don’t know if any of these are responsible or what, but it’s annoying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: Thanks for the heads up! I’ll see if I can locate the problem

  124. Goose says:
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    Gose never closes his eyes anymore when he hits that pitch…
    There’s mo’ tenderness than before in his base-stealin’ itch…
    He’s trying hard not to show it… but baby… baby… you Stro it…
    The Jays got that loving feeling…. ohoh… Bautista’s healing…

  125. Rocky says:
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    Would you rather own Wilson Ramos or Travis d’Arnaud in a 10 team NL Only?

  126. Hulkster says:
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    Is Donaldson the clear choice as a keeper over Longoria at this point heading into next year? I’ve got both, and we can only keep one at each position, so I’m looking to use one to boost my keepers somewhere else.

  127. SMLV1 says:
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    My Pitchers – Cueto, Shields, Fister, Ventura, Heaney, Gio, E. Santana, A. Wood.

    Wacha (DL) and Tyson Ross just hit waivers….Make room for any of these 2?

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

    I need some UTIL help.. pick one: Span, Loney, Seth Smith, Duda, J. Harrison, Cain, J.D. Martinez, Pearce..

    Danke!

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you like Cron or Rasmus better than Duda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re coin flips

  129. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey-va-lanche
    noun
    \gr?-v?-?lanch\

    The moment when Grey’s answers and avatar, suddenly and in swift motion, fill up and then run down the thread page.

    Bruce Vilanch
    noun
    \v?-?lanch\- Possibly the least attractive person alive whose greatest contribution to society is the Star Wars Christmas Special and lame Billy Crystal one liners.

  130. J-FOH says:
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    in reference to Sky’s video and mike ‘s sining, well that’s how I heard it and by Mike I mean Mike Schmidt singing to me I like to Moob sing too

    Well we’re moobin’ on up,
    To the buffet line.
    To a deluxe booth in the sky.
    Moobin’ on up,
    To the buffet line.
    We finally got a piece of the pie.

  131. J-FOH says:
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    in reference to Sky’s video and mike ‘s sining, well that’s how I heard it and by Mike I mean Mike Schmidt singing to me I like to Moob sing too

    Well we’re moobin’ on up,
    To the buffet line.
    To a deluxe booth in the sky.
    Moobin’ on up,
    To the buffet line.
    We finally got a piece of the pie.

  132. J-FOH says:
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    why did that post twice…must be one for each moob

  133. phenomenot says:
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    Thoughts on trade in a 12 team, deep keeper I’ve been offered Vik-e-Mart, Segura, Gausman for my Rizzo.

    No room for Gausman, as I have a bunch of young pitching; Heaney, JoFer and Harvey on DL for next year, Chris Davis, and Desmond with Baez waiting.

  134. Tom says:
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    Need a streamer for tomorrow. Pick 1:

    Kennedy @SF (Lincecum)
    Lincecum vSD (kennedy)

    SON says Lincecum

  135. AKSNOW says:
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    I traded Dustin Pedroia for Yu Darvish in an attempt to strengthen my pitching. I don’t have faith in Pedroia returning to top tier status, this year at least. I’m happy to have Darvish and a replacement level second baseman.

    Who do I plug the 2B hole with? B. Miller, S. Gennett, or J. Harrison?

    What fringe SP do I drop? Stroman, Heaney, or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AKSNOW: Scooter…Duffy

  136. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, what tier of sp should i be targeting if i want to trade one or two of heyward/rios/dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Cobb on a buy low

  137. John says:
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    shoot might be able to get by with out cueto but puig and cueto for trout??

    • John says:
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      @John: Cause he asked what arm, miggy owner said cueto!!

      got gcole shields kazmir minor other than cueto

      • Just went thru the free agent list and found 2 more;

        Poemranz worth a stash?

        over any of these guys:
        Morales, Kendrys
        Moustakas, Mike
        Jackson, Austin
        Eovaldi, Nathan
        Gallardo, Yovani
        Kennedy, Ian
        Masterson, Justin
        Smyly, Drew
        Skaggs, Tyler·
        Paxton, James

        Grandal better than Russ Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. AKSNOW says:
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    When Yelich comes back from the DL who is the odd man out? Springer, Dickerson, Polanco, Marte, or Yelich?

    I also Have C. Gomez, Bautista, and K. Davis. H2H categories league and where power matters but speed helps.

  139. Spyre says:
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    Drop Eovaldi, Porcello, or Bauer for Carlos Martinez?

  140. Bob Loblaw says:
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    364 player league, no DL slot, 6 bench slots. With Lawrie shelved, I’m playing matchups for now to fit 2 of Owings, Harrison, and Rutledge into a 2B slot and an MI slot. Top of the waivers for MI is Ackley, LeMahieu, Jeter. Betts is still available too FWIW.

    Hold on Lawrie or use the roster spot to stream?

  141. crock says:
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    Moustakas or Asche until Arenando comes back?

  142. Relsh says:
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    I don’t think I’ll ever be able to see a Marcus Stroman stat line without hearing Lauren Hill’s voice singing in my head, great write up as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  143. Cuddyer, same league, worth a PU over any of these guys:

    Morales, Kendrys
    Moustakas, Mike
    Jackson, Austin
    Eovaldi, Nathan
    Gallardo, Yovani
    Kennedy, Ian
    Masterson, Justin
    Smyly, Drew
    Skaggs, Tyler·
    Paxton, James

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  144. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey, Mike et al,

    Would you drop J.WILLINGHAM for any of the following
    K.CALHOUN
    D.FOWLER
    A.LAROCHE
    J.ROLLINS
    M.TEIXEIRA
    C.GRANDERSON
    J.HARRISON
    A.LIND
    D.SANTANA
    JD MARTINEZ
    K.MORALES

    Also do you think that Shane Victorino is worth stashing?
    My outfield is pretty week right now with Kemp/Jennings/k.davis/Willingham

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler…Sure, stash him

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Also would you drop C.MARTINEZ for any of
        M.STROMAN
        D.DUFFY
        N.EOVALDI
        J.ARRIETA
        GAUSMAN
        SMYLY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arrieta

  145. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like best for saves ROS? webb, peralta, chamberlain, fein or benoit?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no ROS here… Benoit

  146. ReleasetheMcKracken says:
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    “My name is Odrisamer Despaigne. You killed my fastball. Prepare to die.”

    Kinsler or Cespedes in a dynasty? Kinsler or JUp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Cespedes…Upton

  147. Jonesy says:
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    Thoughts on Sale as a keeper above guys like Minor, Cobb, Fister and Archer? The arm action scares me, but his results are always incredible. I’m looking to go get him in a trade (I’m out of it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is a keeper over those guys

  148. RS says:
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    In a 6 player keeper league 6×6 OPS. I was offered from the team in last place, pujols and lester for prince fielder, hughes and one of M Byrd or D Fowler. I take this right? I have A Jones, Rizzo, Rios, Wright, Desmond, Kemp as possible keepers and would add pujols to that mix.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  149. Jonesy says:
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    It’s early, but where do you slot Braun heading into next year? Do you easily keep him above guys like Donaldson (probably not)? Rizzo or Cespedes (not sure)? Or guys like Choo and Gordon (probably)? Looking to upgrade my keepers and wondering if he’s a logical target.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Cespedes, Choo and Gordon

      • Jonesy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! And how far ahead of Rizzo is Miggy as a keeper? Seems like a silly question, but Rizzo is so young, and I think once Miggy starts showing age it could happen fast.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe four spots

  150. Just went thru the free agent list and found 2 more;

    Poemranz worth a stash?

    over any of these guys:
    Morales, Kendrys
    Moustakas, Mike
    Jackson, Austin
    Eovaldi, Nathan
    Gallardo, Yovani
    Kennedy, Ian
    Masterson, Justin
    Smyly, Drew
    Skaggs, Tyler·
    Paxton, James

    Grandal better than Russ Martin?

  151. kratos says:
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    10 team
    Holiday or Kris davis

  152. John says:
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    Harper and Cueto for Miggy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  153. likeitshot says:
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    Grey, i’ve been following your posts all year. they’re great, thanks.just wanted to get some updates on what you think of player A vs B that I think may have changed since.

    ozuna or dickerson
    hill or neil walker, scooter gennet, la stella
    rizzo or pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Dickerson, Scooter, Rizzo

  154. Teddy Heater says:
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    I received Cain as a throw in, he’s droppable at this point right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  155. emanuel says:
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    my (what i thought was a good) pitching staff has been hurting me in batting avg against/era/whip.

    current rotation: (i went hitter heavy in my draft, still no regrets)
    grienke
    shields
    bailey
    lester
    wilson
    kluber
    alex wood (iust picked up)

    in a keeper league, would you deal rizzo/harvey/choo for kershaw?

    or, which two pitchers would you try to pair to get a pitcher upgrade.

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would take Kershaw, but I’d prefer to trade for a lesser pitcher…. Wilson and Kluber for a higher SP

      • emanuel says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey. unfortunately the guy who owns Felix/stras/tanaka/yu darvish (yes one guy owns all 4, his hitting is a joke) basically quit playing this year because his hitting was so bad. all other top pitchers are on teams that need them/competitng for the championship.

        scherzer is probably the best one that i could actually get, maybe bumgarner.

        thanks!

  156. fausto says:
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    I didnt even WANT to read this but the title sucked me in
    (And I dropped strohman after last week for bellisario great move eh?)….nice work as usual Fatso Adams jokes never get old. .. don’t waste time replying… just giving you some love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  157. gareth says:
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    Sit Any of these guys today?

    Archer facing Locke at home versus the pirates (SON $12.1 ).

    Shelby miller facing de la Rosa @ corrs versus the Rockies (SON $-4.2 ).

    Tim Hudson facing Hahn at home versus the Padres (SON $11.8 ).

    I have reservations about Miller the most, but the Rockies are a little beat up and the only time he pitched at corrs he dominated. Still though, CORRS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  158. Jay says:
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    Teheran or cole. Who you like going forward?

    Is Harvey one of the above and wood too much for freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran…Not too much

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: ok cool thanks I want to send cole he wants Teheran.

        I’m a little hesitant to move Teheran but I don’t want lose out on freeman.

        Am I over thinking it here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey: ok thanks

            one more question on this ( I promise)…10 tm h2h 5 keepers(*)
            so the trade would be i move Harvey and teheran for freeman.

            my team
            bats – rosario, votto*, kipnis*, beltre*, xander, hosmer, stanton*, alex gordon, polanco, khris davis
            pitching – strasburg*, lester, keuchel, mchugh, cole, odorizzi wood and c-mart…closers soria reed perkins. gee on DL

            would you say my teaem is better before the trade or making thetrade improves me?
            thanks for the thoughts Grey appreciate your willingness to lead the wild into the ways of the man…hail mary

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Freeman

              • Jason says:
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                @Grey: ok that’s what i was thinking but for some reason I am enamored by Teheran.

  159. Me says:
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    Yawn. Catcher question. League has ba ops hr rbi. Runs. Thinking of dropping castro for d’arnaud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  160. SwinginInChubbies says:
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    Grey!? Rudy!? Anyone!?

    Dynasty League trade question: (16 teams lots of trades over 7 years to build a winner)
    I give Gregory Polanco & Matt Kemp, I get Javier Baez & Jose Abreu.

    I currently have Goldy & Votto for 1B and Trout/Braun/Bruce/Heyward/Kemp/Polanco/Garcia in the OF.
    I’d like to pull the trigger, but I’m freaking out man…..HELP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  161. nick the dick says:
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    Hahn vs sf, locke vs tb or miley vs cle?

    • gareth says:
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      @nick the dick: go with miley Cyrus. The Indians struggle against lefties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  162. John says:
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    Puig n gcole for Trout, wld you go as high as cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  163. Mr. Glass says:
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    who would you rather have Hosmer or LaRoche ROS im starting to get a feeling that Hosmer might not be able to turn it around this year since April hes gone .303 avg, .246, .191, .100 starting to look more like his 2012 season rather than his 2013 campaign

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, but it’s prolly a toss up

  164. gareth says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Did you see that your Italians joined England in being eliminated from the “group of death” at the world cup today?

    Amazingly, Costa Rica (who most people thought would be the peg boys of the group) finished top with 7 points.

    After the final group game and with qualification ensured, The wealthy Costa Rican coach attributed the success of his “experimental” team to the huge influx of funding he personally poured into the Costa Rican world cup effort.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2GHXKYKKi4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t see any of it…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: an Italian got sent off with half an hour to go for a reckless challenged. It changed the game. It was a boring 0 – 0 stalemate before that incident(the italians only needed a tie to qualify). Uruguay took full advantage of the extra man and scored the winner with about 15 minutes to go in the game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, cool

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: even talking about soccer put me to sleep

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, was napping, what’s up?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: nobody scored, you can go back to sleep

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Did anyone do a good flop? Cause I do love me a good flop…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: these guys are professionals, they are all good flops. Their acting would put Taylor Lautner and Nick Cage out of work.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      At what age do they do their first flop, you think? At like 17, do they all practice the flop? Older? Younger?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I would say ten or eleven. The internet ruined these kids

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You think they’re flopping that early? Do they coached on proper flopping? I’m intrigued!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I watched 8 and 9 year olds taunt the pitcher with fake bunts to draw walks to then steal bases on every pitch because the catcher sucked. Talk about getting your moneys worth when you want your kid to learn the game of softball.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Softball? You raising John Kruk groupies? Play em some hardball!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I have a daughter, there is no future in baseball

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      talk like that is why…She can be the first… Assuming every team builds a separate locker room…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’m not counting on that

  165. Mike says:
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    Make this trade if I can?

    I Give Braun, Pujols, Ventura for Stanton, C. Santana.

    I would Move V-Mart to first, Santana to Utility(Sal at catcher currently).

    SP’s left on my squad would be Cobb, Gray, Kluber, Bailey, Wacha, Heaney, Stroman, Ross, Beckett, Roark.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Oh and 10 team Lg, 5×5 + OPS TB K/BB K/9 QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  166. Alan says:
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    I am out of it in 15 team, 5×5 dynasty. Cool to trade pence for arenado/belt?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. TakeURbase says:
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    I have a deal in place to land Miggy Cabrera for David Price & Pablo Sandoval. The trade has to be approved by 2 league rep. One of them has already rejected the trade. So bottom line is is this a fair trade. Keep in mind his best pitcher is Tim Hudson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair enough

  168. emanuel says:
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    hey grey, above you said to combo Cj and Kluber to trade up on a pitcher. what kind of pitcher do you think this could fetch? this is JB’s list copied/pasted: (i already own grienke/shields on the list)
    8 Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds
    9 Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
    10 Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers
    11 Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers
    12 Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
    13 Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves
    14 Anibal Sanchez, Detroit Tigers
    15 David Price, Tampa Bay Rays
    16 Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners
    17 Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics
    18 Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves
    19 Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals
    20 Mat Latos, Cincinnati Reds
    21 Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
    22 James Shields, Kansas City Royals
    23 Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs
    24 Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics
    25 Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay Rays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go as low as around Price

      • emanuel says:
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        @Grey: hamels or anibal are prob the only realistic targets with who owns them. go for it?
        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  169. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. heyward/eovaldi for ryu/bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, it’s fair

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: same team, another possibility. pedroia/heyward/rios/eovaldi for cano/cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano trade is better

  171. RW says:
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    hello
    and thanks in advance

    ive been offered Josh Hamilton for JD Martinez……….REACT!

    Tootles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  172. malamoney says:
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    When do you think we will see Mookie Betts in Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      September

  173. John says:
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    Best arm to give….Harper and Keuchel minor gcole lackey awood shields for GOMEZ?

    Wld you trade puig and awood for Gomez?

    • John says:
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      @John: Aslo not sure i said this one but cueto n harper for trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

      • John says:
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        @Grey: cueto harp for trout?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trout

  174. gareth says:
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    I haven’t dropped Matt Cain yet. What are chances I drop him and he figures things out on someone else’s team and becomes a solid number 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could’ve picked up Arrieta last week and he could be a solid 3

  175. Spammer Jay says:
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    Cobb for T. Walker sound ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  176. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    daily bench questions
    1. bench 2 of these in OPS and total bases
    a.gordon (kershaw)/Scooter/hill/ozuna/cron (can’t bench both 2B though)?
    2.bench rosario or mesoraco? (Hitter T’s only like 35$ apart on this one)
    3. bench juan francisco or choo? got pearce in at first, but he could go in LF.
    4. bench 2 of pujols/springer/mesoraco/polanco/harrison. already benching gordon here (kershaw)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, Hill…. Rosario… Francisco… Harrison, Polanco

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: thanks. interesting on the mesoraco over rosario (rosario at home vs shelby, mesoraco @ arrieta). wonder if that’s the biggest anti-Tron advisement yet. 31 vs -3.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You shouldn’t own both

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: yeah i know, i’ve been making that decision since they both came off DL. this is 10 bench spots so it’s not terribly wasteful. also it wasn’t till thursday (last) that they didn’t share off days. plus these 2 have both been getting over 2 off days per week (they both must have minor injuries or something). when arenado comes back i’ll probably have to decide for real.

  177. Hey trying to get back to this page, i got this:

    Not Found

    The requested URL /stroman-my-pain-with-his-fingers/ was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    Apache/2.2.23 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.23 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips mod_bwlimited/1.4 Phusion_Passenger/3.0.19 Server at razzball.com Port 80

    ONLY when I clinked on the send more emails from razzball link..cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re just trying to fix something on back end it’s fine…

  178. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    ESPN 12 Team H2H Redraft
    With 1B depth would you trade Pujols & Uehara to get Longoria & Verlander?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  179. Swfcdan says:
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    Webb or Oviedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Webb

  180. Al koholic says:
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    thats a new one ive never seen,i have 2 rcl teams with revere on both,one shows him benched tonight,one has him starting and ive rechecked it a few times

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…That is a new one…

  181. booya says:
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    Is Bruce for Wacha fair if Wacha is healthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  182. Spammer Jay says:
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    Trying to sell Davis with no success yet, Chris Davis for Iwakuma fair or too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too low

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Least he could do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a ten team league? Neither should be owned…

  183. Kemp and Heyward for JZim in my roto league?

    have plenty of OF’s
    Joey Bats
    Puig
    S.Marte
    Bruce
    Meyrs
    Harper

    could use another ace SP
    Kershaw
    Felix
    Bum
    Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm isn’t an ace… You should do better… Maybe Greinke after he got blown up…

  184. Henry says:
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    Start Kyle Gibson @ LAA today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in mixed leagues

  185. fausto says:
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    Quickie. Hurting for sb. MadBum / kemp or springer for H.Alvarez/ellsbury? …fair? or aim for higher sp?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @fausto: that’s a steep SB price. huge downgrade at SP too. what’s up, i’m that other local STL’ian that was at Nick’s STL visit. i mostly hung out talking hockey with his Canadian buddy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper steals

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: gomez stopped. I have james jones, brantley, a escobar, and newly added harrison. Got 2sb last 3 weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can acquire cheaper steals though… I’m sure you can trade for Rajai for a lot less…

          • fausto says:
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            @Grey: understood sensei grey….. This league rajai would cost me at least an sp2 or top 30 OF. THEY’RE MORONS

  186. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    hahn still over odrisamer (damn that’s a cool name)? or wait to see hahn look decent in a harder situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  187. stynyr says:
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    Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Got Utley at 2b. Drop for Neil Walker or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop, that is

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: was able to just pick up walker in 18 teamer yesterday. very nice.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: in that same league some twit just dropped ozuna for vogt. i only have 4 moves in this league and i’ve only had this team since like last wednesday, so i quickly used them up. there’s no way i get ozuna on sunday night. i’m 6th in waiver too and could easily drop rutledge

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, that’s a dumb move by that guy

  188. los locos says:
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    just traded my next year 4th rd pick for todd frazier.

    Do you have any offensive players, either 1b or 3b who you expect to have monster 2nd half?

    need to drop a offensive player, who?

    McCann, Brian(1B,C) NYY
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
    Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
    Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
    Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
    Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

    Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
    Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
    Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
    Beltran, Carlos
    Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
    Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
    Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Beltran

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    look at these guys i was able to just get off free agency in 14 teamer same day i joined it (infinite pickups, for real, not like that 15 teamer where i thought that was true until i got to pickup 41 and found out it was only 100 (that was like april 26th ))
    eovaldi/hammel/anderson/odorizzi/chavez/t.wood. pretty nice. doesn’t make sense until you see how many bench hitters most teams have.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can’t view other leagues links

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: it’s a shit brown colored line at the bottom, probably description was enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  190. Chris says:
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    Good stuff as always Grey!

    I need Cobb and Eovaldi to kill it this week and Teixera to crap the bed.

    Trade question this is my team
    c-Pyrzinski 1st Goldschmidt 2nd Aviles (jerko) ss-Andrus 3rd-Francisco-CI-Pujols MI Ecab
    OF-Harper-Seth Smith-Stubbs-Soriano-Crisp
    DH-Polanco Rizzo
    SP-Cobb-Kuechel-Archer-Eovaldi-Lincecum-Whitley-Porcello-Morton-Ventura-R Hernandez-Salazar-Dice K
    RP-Mcgee and T Hunter

    Obviously need a closer and Im getting my butt kicked every week in pitching 5×5 roto

    Thinking a few things

    Doolittle and Gray for Rizzo and Whitley (am I giving up too much in Rizzo is it fair for both?)
    Buerhle and Papplebon for Rizzo and Porcello (same question)
    Street and Gio for Rizzo and Porcello

    Or should I stay put? I don’t think I’m going to win with that staff or place in the top 4, 14 team league. Am I giving up too much offense in Rizzo? Will he keep it up?

    Thanks a ton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trades… Get a cheaper one… Send EverCab for someone like Reed

  191. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    I have two waiver claims going through in the next two days:
    Dropping Joe Smith for Melancon – going through tonight
    Dropping Eovaldi for Shields – going through tomorrow night

    Is the Smith / Melancon worth taking and probably loosing the Eovaldi/Shields? Or should I cancel that one and take a gamble on Eovaldi/Shields happening? I currently have a lousy waiver pick of 10.

    Also, would you drop Eovaldi or McHugh for Shields?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Melancon and Shields…Eovaldi

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: I highly doubt I would get both claims. Is claiming Melancon worth it, or should I cancel and try for Shields?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cancel and go for Shields

  192. nick the dick says:
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    Should i start singleton vs harang over hosmer vs kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: well hosmer 2-2 off kershaw and singleton 0-3. Dah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but was right call

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yup

  193. goodfold2 says:
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    assuming these were previously ranked like this
    locke vs NYM
    worley vs NYM
    elias vs CLE
    have either of shoemaker @ KC or stroman vs WSOX moved into top 2 of that list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman over Locke

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so stroman’s moved to top of that list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  194. Cheese says:
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    I’ve been offered Cano and Cliff Lee for my Bautista and Alex Cobb. How does this deal sound? How about if it were Bautista and Kipnis instead? Are both deals good for me? Which one is better?

    Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Cheese: hey wagstaff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great, I’d take Kipnis one, it’s just fair, depends on needs

  195. gareth says:
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    Kazmir facing the mets in a pitchers park so I decided to bench granderson tonight against the very tough lefty.

    SONOVABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  196. gareth says:
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    Not a good night for lefties so far. Looks like the AARP’S in Philadelphia are tanning the young whippersnapper Heaney’s heiney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • gareth says:
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        Chase Utley: “back in my day, this team won a hundred games and my old pal ryan’s face was plastered on subway billboards across the country. We had a flying Hawaiian, a mountain man Werth his weight in Gold and a Doc that could cure all ailments every 5th day. I had knees back then.. ………….”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now Howard’s just at Subway

  197. gareth says:
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    G3!

  198. Mike says:
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    Drop d brown for any of these as a bench bat?

    Asche, mcgeehee, duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need a bench bat?

      • Mike says:
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        It’s a daily league and brown looks like he’s getting benched so he’s wasted on my roster. Would rather have someone available in a pinch that could help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Asche

  199. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points.

    Stick or move?
    Drop Archer and/or Heaney for any of these guys?

    Wheeler, Stroman , Arrietta?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer for Stroman

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: and with that reply i really understand where stroman’s being ranked. (lights go on)

  200. Mike says:
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    Also,

    Is Agon a big upgrade over hosmer? I have moss and hosmer as my two 1b and would like to upgrade through trade.

    I can deal pitchers such as bailey, iwakuma, Sanchez, shields
    And hitters like melky, choo, hosmer

    Some combination of a hitter and pitcher?

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a big upgrade over Hosmer, yes

  201. SteveNZ says:
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    Yet another Springer sonavabenching.

    Don’t let me down, Heyward…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  202. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    A little to the show today. I have my issues to deal with too.

    Gr8 article, though thought your title would Desdaigne shows his disdain 4 the SF Giants. He was actually yawning out there in between pitches.

    Guess what? Altuve has a new song he uses for his walk-up to home plate for home games. The song? La Temperatura – Chino & Nacho ft. Maffio!!!

    Springer HR

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Sry, got timed out! Springer HR – his 14th, only 26 more to go!! – was measured at 441 feet to dead center! #WOW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Awesome!

  203. Abdoozy says:
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    Bartolo Colon has a two game hitting streak.

    Alert the media!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  204. Abdoozy says:
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    ROS in a redraft 6×6 with QS:
    Stroman, Gausman, AWood, Heaney.
    Only have room for three, who gets left out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  205. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    Drop mark TeX to play cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  206. Mike says:
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    I give hosmer and a Sanchez

    For Agon and I can pick one of:

    Cashner, eovaldi, h Alvarez, Miley, Quintana

    Which pitcher should I take and should I do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  207. Bobby says:
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    I’ve got Machado at 3B, but he’s seriously underperformed this year. Which player would you have to replace him: Longoria, Frazier, or Aramis Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  208. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Grey, Daniel Murphy is producing again tonight. I will convert you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone on the Mets tonight is

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Doesn’t change the fact that he is producing again. One day you will respect him…one day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    Fucking Reyes. What an asshole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible fielding right there

  210. SteveNZ says:
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    And McGowan is not much better. Prick.

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    fatolo looking pretty good. original plan was to stream last 2 pickups with his roster spot. now that stroman has moved to top of that list should i keep colon and only drop him if odorizzi isn’t good @ BAL on thurs. (if odorizzi sucks on thurs he’ll be immediate drop for stroman) this isn’t the kind of league that will rush to pick up stroman due to one good start (they’ll see his overall ERA and get worried, in fact my best friend in this league (who streams more than anybody else but me) said he thought i was crazy for using him a week or so ago)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that works

  212. Chris says:
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    Who’s worth holding onto singleton or taveras? Got to pick up Pearce dude is on fire reminding me of Brandon moss 2.0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singleton

  213. SteveNZ says:
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    And all those 3-run games my relievers were involved in have blown out.

    *stomps off*

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @SteveNZ: there should be a glossary entry for this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  214. booya says:
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    Wheeler or Richards in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  215. the pillar & the stones says:
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    How would you rank for pts leagues at util:
    Hosmer
    C. Santana
    Butler
    Asdrubal
    T. Hunter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Carlos

  216. tom says:
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    in a 12 team H2H weekly mixed league and thought I was set rolling out Grenkie, Lackey and kazmir as 3 of my 5 pitchers so much for that, Are you kidding me. The worst start for all 3 pitchers this year all in a matter of 2 days … FML I want to jump off a fantasy bridge !! help me off the bridge :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

  217. los locos says:
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    any players you really like for the 2nd half of the season, preferably a 1st, 3b and SP…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at Buyselltops

  218. los locos says:
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    Sorry let me retype that last question…
    in a keeper league, who’s worth owning OscarTavaras or John Singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taveras

  219. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thanks for convincing me to keep rizzo. thats all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  220. goodfold2 says:
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    did downs just steal belisario’s job or is that just matchup thing? his stats say he’s been just as bad as beli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, it was a lefty

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: yeah, it was matchup play.

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    Melancon could do with a double play here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m dealing with Belisario right now… Oh jesus

  222. nick the dick says:
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    Is arrieta really perfect thru 6 right now? Hubba hubba!

  223. nick the dick says:
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    Is arrieta really perfect thru 6 right now? Hubba hubba!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: new so nice i had to say it twice! (Accidentally)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx him!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: couldnt if i wanted to. I found my new nasty natey eo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: My bad. My blunder.

  224. SteveNZ says:
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    While this effing crap with McGowan, Melancon and Papelbon is going on, my opponent’s Arrieta is no-hitting the Reds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx him!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Don’t mess with me. You know better than that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn you, SteveNZ!

  225. Joesh says:
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    Erasmo Ramirez walks 3 people in the first inning and somehow gives up 0 runs again. Taijuan Walker with a 2 hitter through 6 innings in Tacoma tonight so far with only 57 pitches thrown. #FreeTaijuan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  226. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Inexcusably awful Bailey. I’ve seen this movie before. Here come all the inherited runners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, ugly once again

      • Bunny says:
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        @Grey: at what point does Bailey become a streamer in. Shallow league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not there yet

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Well at least Hoover didn’t let all the inherited runners in. That’s something positive. Isn’t it? I’m not sure if I’m in the bargaining or denial stage.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bargaining

    • Kid A says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs:

      Run-vomiting scumbag. I hate him.

  227. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    20 team league with 8 keepers. price never goes up. 8 per year. 5 NA slots. is this team addable if it has these guys.
    castellanos/snydergaard/heaney/cole/richards/cueto/ryu/upton/soler/trumbo/s.castro/cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addable?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: it’s a waiverable team. just kidding. team is up for grabs. seems to have good pitcher keepers but not much hitter ones. in fact i’d guess either this league has been going for a few years or this team traded away it’s higher drafted guys for high end pitcher prospects.

  228. Freddie Gonzo says:
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    Mesoraco for Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  229. Nightpandas says:
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    Liking me some Hahn,

    Worth grabbing in a 15 teamer with one of my 12 moves left ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you really need pitching

  230. J-FOH says:
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    I’m glad I dropped Arrieta today, thought he was due to get knocked around. I guess I’m due to get knocked around. Who’s game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Step right up!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: next time I see you I might let you cash that in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Right there with you, bud.

      I do so much goddamn harm to my FCL team.

      I’m at the Costanza stage where I should be doing the opposite of whatever my first instinct is.

      I need a fucking restraining order against myself.

      rage rage rage

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: *hugs computer* I’ve gone costanza and back and now have a permanent rain clod over me at all times.

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH:

          My favorite part about streaming pitchers is when they give up 5 runs in the 2nd inning.

          *stands up*
          *takes off helmet*
          *tucks head*
          *runs full speed into wall*

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: CJ stands for Cranium Juicer

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @J-FOH: that can’t be the one league where your pitching is in the bottom, right? big balls to drop arrieta in 12 teamers. only league i grabbed arrieta in time was a 14 teamer where i’m holding onto him like grim death. i’m also bottom 3 in pitching ratios there.

            • Kid A says:
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              @J-FOH:

              Jackie Two-Times gonna go get the papers, get the papesr.

              • Kid A says:
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                @Kid A:

                Edit Button. STAT!!!!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Kid A: Henry the Kid A?

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @J-FOH: that makes sense then.

  231. Lubey says:
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    Willingham or jd martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  232. john says:
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    Get strasburg for harper or keep the bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • john says:
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        @Grey: is trade pointless if i have to add, keuchel or lackey gonna try awood first

  233. john says:
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    trade dickerson and awood for agone. Agone would replace hosmer when harper comes back. Kinda like the idea of rolling with dickerson until time comes but longer term this could be smrt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  234. Joesh says:
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    Taijuan my man! Complete game 4 hitter. 8K’s and only 1BB. #FreeTaijuan

    • john says:
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      @Joesh: shit and i just added him in a trade…kinda wld have had to drop him anyhow. Ten team lg and need to drop 2 of twalker lackey awood keuchel

      • john says:
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        @john: Now kinda sick to my stomach!! I guess gotta tell myself I went with the history and not as much upside, got few upside guys that are here now pitching so….doh!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  235. nick the dick says:
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    Ok i wont even mention jesse hahns line so far thru 4…..

  236. MB says:
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    Yep. I dont care Grey, I am dropping Homer for Arrieta. And it will feel sooo good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I can understand it

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @MB: i thought i was in leagues where people picked up players slowly (unless this is like an 8 team league). besides like one spot i’ve missed out on arrieta everywhere due to it taking me longer than 4 good starts to realize he may have just taken 5 years to get good. even if that’s not true, in all my leagues that dude got taken way before today’s start.

  237. nick the dick says:
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    Archer or wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  238. frankgrimes says:
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    I’m dumping Kipnis.
    I should have listened to you grey even tho I got him in the fifth.
    Fuck this guy if he blows up in the second half oh well.
    I can’t trade him.
    I have dozier.
    Good bye dick.

    • john says:
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      @frankgrimes: no one will give you nothing for him? what size lg?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @john: this one is 12 team H2H no MI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  239. john says:
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    Harper strasburg trade is trade pointless if i have to add, keuchel or lackey gonna try awood first?

    Rather upgrade bats with dickerson and wood for Agone or take the stud SP in strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  240. nick the dick says:
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    G nice call on hahn tonight he was solid. My bad i jinxed his perfect game too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no worries

  241. john says:
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    mesoraco or sal perez ros….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  242. Alex says:
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    Hola, who do i drop? Cron, revere, james jones or kendrys?

    5×5 obp

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Alex: Hola mi amigo de internet…Revere unless Web Gems…excuse me…los Web Gems are a counting stat

  243. Big League Choo says:
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    QS league add Rubby or Odorizzi?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Big League Choo: rubby’s getting AAA’d.

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Red Sox are goin to a 6 man rotation to keep him in it….Doubront goin to pen.

        • Big League Choo says:
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          @Big League Choo: Think im goin with rubby….more upside him being with boston and not issuing 4.5 BB/9…hopefully he makes it through waivers, had 3 starters get blown up today so i need as many starts as possible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  244. Henry says:
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    Thinking about dropping Kyle Gibson for either Shoemaker or Hahn? Hahn had a nice start tonight.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Henry: Yeah I like both, but I don’t think the AL West is anything to screw with…so probably Hahn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn

  245. fausto says:
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    Streamed the human bullfrog vs oakland…feeling on top of the world.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  246. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    if frieri’s in in the 8th, should we be dropping him for smith if smith gets clean save? thinking so. would’ve before but everything i read (or even hear when LAA played sunday night game) is that sociapath wants smith in for certain spots, but 9th inning only role. could also hold and wait see.