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The worst name for a Mexican restaurant is also now the Mets closer.  No, not Jose Valverde, but his nickname:  Poopie Grande.  At Poopie Grande, the meal is solid, but the check comes and immediately the runs.  You take off to the bathroom, shouting for your loved one to just pay the bill, then, when you return, you realize you were charged for five earned runs in a third of an inning.  Poopie Grande, where you get heartburn and anal seizures simultaneously.  So, Bobby Parnell has a partial tear of his right elbow, which is code for ‘he ain’t returning any time soon.’  Seriously, how is it possible that the closepocalypse lay dormant for the entire spring then slams the coast without warning?  I’d lose Parnell if I didn’t have DL room and would grab Valverde everywhere and disinfectant.  Your team could need it.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Wilmer Flores – Was called up to replace Daniel Murphy while he’s Lamaze’ing with his wife.  “That’s it, baby, just stay calm and breathe.”  “How can I stay calm when I’m giving birth to a child and you told me to draft Parnell?!”

Kyle Farnsworth – Recalled by the Mets.  He’ll setup Valverde as they regale each other about when they were good in 2005.

Wilson Ramos – Will miss two months with hamate bone surgery.  He supposedly hurt his hand in the final week of Spring Training.  Too bad no one told us, so I didn’t have to draft him!  To answer the March 2015 Commenter, you can draft Ramos, but he won’t stay healthy.

Drew Stubbs – 0-for-5 as he started in center field, a day after Charlie Blackmon started there.  Meanwhile, Corey Dickerson answers emails from irate fantasy owners.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Eovaldi?  Now that’s Italian!  Nice start, but was in Crayola Canyon against a notoriously weak road team (Rockies).  I liked Eovaldi in the preseason and he gets the Padres next at home.  Stream-o-Nator is meh on it, but I’d give it a shot in some leagues.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3.  Early Grey crush alert!  His hit was simply an infield single, but it was roped, which comes a day after his home run.  I’m watching him like a cyclops with a monocle for a breakout.

Jim Henderson – Ron Roenicke said that they want Henderson as the closer.  Well, I picked up K-Rod and I don’t want Henderson as the closer, so do I have a say in this?  The Brewers will probably give Henderson a few appearances in the next week or so to see how he pitches.  If he does well, he’ll be the closer again.  If he does poorly, he’ll be put on the Disgraceful List.  That’s the black and white of it from Grey.

Kyle Lohse – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Just know if you own him, in every start he has he gets the malocchio from me.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-2, 2 runs and the season’s first slam & legs.  Trademark pending for Mike Trout.

Gavin Floyd – Will make his first rehab start on Thursday.  That’s first one of this year.  Obvi.

Mike Minor – Will make his first rehab start on Thursday.  Jinx, buy Gavin Floyd a Coke!

Ervin Santana – His assistants contacted the Braves and said Ervin can return on April 9th.  The Braves are just gonna have to deal with it; Ervin doesn’t go anywhere without his aides.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his first home run.  I hate to do this after seeing him in only three at-bats, but whatever was bothering him last year, seems like it’s fixed.  His home run blast looked like the Heyward of 2012 when he was a top five outfielder.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-3 and two solo homers.  You ever wonder if Freeman ever talked to Charlie Blackmon in the offseason about doing a poor taste stage adaptation of 12 Years a Slave?  Nah, prolly not.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Looked nervous in the early going, but beared down — or bared down if there’s naturists reading — and finished strong.  I do like that Wood (I’m not still talking to the naturists).

B.J. Upton – 0-for-4 with 2 Ks.  I wonder how long he stays in the two hole, because he still looks lost.  He looks almost as bad as Yahoo’s redesign.  A black background?  Really?

Craig Kimbrel – With The Kimbrel.

Yu Darvish – Threw 86 pitches yesterday in a bullpen session.  That’s an odd number to stop on.  Did the Rangers hire Antonio Alfonseca to count pitches?

Martin Perez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, but only threw 83 pitches since it was his first of the year and Alfonseca didn’t want to take off his socks.

A.J. Burnett – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Solid first start from a guy that’s retired more times than Jay-Z.  I have a feeling Burnett’s not going to be owned in many mixed leagues because of no upside, but could have a safe, productive year.  Safe and productive, now there’s some fun!

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Astros.  Fresh off his win of The Biggest Loser, he made those that ‘lucked’ into getting him late in drafts look like just that.

L.J. Hoes – 1-for-2 and a home run.  There’s a change of pace.  Hoes making it rain.

Chad Qualls – Was used in the 8th inning with a six-run lead.  Now you have to ask yourself if this means A) Qualls is not the closer. B) You care.  C) There’s no C.

Scott Feldman – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This blurb doesn’t exist, i.e., there’s nothing to see here.

Jose Reyes – MRI showed mild inflammation of his hamstring.  I consider this worse news.  If it was something serious, at least it would be understandable why he hasn’t been able to play.  He can’t play and it’s only mild inflammation?  What happens if it gets worse?  Is he gonna miss the season?  The Jays compared the mild inflammation to the same problem Reyes had in 2011 when he missed a month.  SAT Question Alert!  Hangnail is to Reyes as what is to Superman?  No, not Jimmy Olsen.  Kryptonite!

Adam Lind – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Looks like he’s going to be on the strong side of the platoon and definitely worth a look in daily leagues.  Could be a poor man’s Brandon Moss.  I will call him Brandon Chia.

Drew Hutchison – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs) 4 Ks.  Looked solid from what I saw if a bit all over the map on occasion.  I’d ease into him in mixed leagues, but the Stream-o-Nator does give his next start a slight thumbs up.  Let’s say two and a half stars, but not a laugh riot.

Jonathan Diaz – 1-for-3, 1 RBI and a steal as he filled in for Reyes.  He’s never really showed blazing speed in the minors, and he’s had ample opportunity to show it (bouncing around for 7 years).  Of course, that also might make him desperate for a chance to show what he can do in the majors.  Jonathan Diaz:  My Steals Reek Of Desperation.  In AL-Only leagues, I’m sure you can do worse.

Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Burp.  On the expository tip, not a great start, but it’s one start, let’s not set fire to my avatar just yet.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-3 and 4 for his first 5 as he hit leadoff.  Could we have our first hot schmotato?

C.J. Wilson – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Dah!  I only owned him for his matchups this week.  You’re dead to me, C.J.   Like your flaky scalp.

Brad Miller – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his first and second home runs.  It’s Miller time, and I’m living the high life!

Justin Smoak – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Have you picked him up yet?  No?  Aw, you’re slow.  It’s cute.

Erasmo Ramirez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  So far how does the pitching staff of Alex Wood, Erasmo and Teheran look compared to, say, Kershaw, Darvish and Cliff Lee?  Asking for a friend.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 home runs in two games.  No one tell Belt that Spring Training’s over.

Chris Owings – 2-for-4, 1 run and a steal.  Gregorious D.I.D. is dead.

Seth Smith – 2-for-3 and his 2nd home run in as many games.  I wath thithclothe to picking him up.

Clayton Kershaw – Sounds like he could be out for at least a month.  He will be placed on a submaximal throwing program for the next 2-3 weeks before being reevaluated again.  That’s better than the subliminal throwing program where you listen to songs with hidden ‘fastball’ and ‘slider’ utterances.

Matt Kemp – Might return on Friday.  Girls on Twitter, prepare your hashtags.

Zack Greinke – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks in Petco.  This felt like his last spring training start, and not just because it wasn’t in Los Angeles yet there were more Dodger fans in the crowd than the home team.

Brian Wilson – To the DL with an elbow injury.  I smell a conspiracy theory relating his demise to the store, The Art of Shaving.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his first home run.  Said like radio call letters:  P.W.E.E.G., the sound of Puig!

  1. Bill says:
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    That Yahoo design is an absolute disaster – its like the Emperor’s New Clothes – everyone knows it’s bad but someone’s ego won’t allow them to admit it. Maybe we just have to wait for the next redesign and hope someone intelligent prevails. At least they gave us the so-called “Day-game” option for fantasy teams, but then you click a box score and you are back in purgatory. You can’t see anything, and you have to scroll down the screen three times to get all the info out of what should be a simple box score.

    • Jason says:
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      @Grey: Grey, further to this post, if you click on your team page settings on Yahoo, you’ll see the option to turn the “Page Theme” from Night Game to Day Game. Makes a huge difference.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Jason: only part that just changed was transaction page. It (including March 31st) used to be simple small black print with white background, and was much easier to read.

      • Tigres says:
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        Thanks – just tried this. The green is supposed to be like the outfield grass?

        • Jesse says:
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          @Tigres: are you guys talking about the browser? What about the mobile app? It’s horrible. Can you change the background on that? The whole thing just sucks. Where did the standalone baseball app go…

          • Charlie says:
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            @Jesse:

            The mobile app doesn’t work. I’m not joking around. It doesn’t work. Currently you can’t click on any player and read his stats/notes. Also an arbitrary amount of players under your team don’t have the pencil icon next to them so you can’t move them from your bench to starting lineup or vice versa. It’s a virtual paper weight.

            • Jamiehov says:
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              @Charlie:

              I nearly dropped Kluber trying to rotate him yesterday. The mobile app used to be ok, not sure what their doing.

            • Brown L says:
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              @Charlie: And if you’re in a weekly league, then just forget about being able to add/drop anybody early in the week. Or change your lineup for that matter.

              The consolidated mobile app is just a total disaster.

              • Charlie says:
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                @Brown L:

                Yup. They should just scrap it and re-release the old app. If they’re so hell bent on consolidating everything down to one app they should take their time with it and release it after they’ve had time to test every aspect of it. Instead they shut down what was working and give us a cluster fudge piece of crap that doesn’t work.

            • Smalls Killer says:
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              @Charlie: and if you put a guy in your DL slot and try to pick up a replacement player, you can not add without droppjng a player. I’m relieved to know it isn’t just me who can’t read player stats & news. The new app version Sux more than owning Lincecum in 2012.

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Smalls Killer: Nightmare! I’ve been using Day Game with Classic mode (circa 2005), at least you can switch your guys out without wanting to smash the mouse. Another thing they cut out was the opposing pitcher, now we have to go under schedule to see who they’re facing.

        • Jonas says:
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          @Tigres: Can someone tell me how to view opposing pitchers? It looks like they just got rid of that option.

          Also, viewing simple box scores is now a pain in the ass…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            If you’re talking Yahoo, click ‘Schedule’. Don’t know why they moved it but it’s there.

      • EnglishMetsFan says:
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        @Jason: Thanks Jason. I have seen the light.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jason: Oh, yeah? Okay, gonna try that later today… Thanks!

        • Jason says:
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          @Grey: No problem – glad to be the one saying it for once. :-)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jason: Oh man, it’s so much better!

      • royce! says:
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        @Jason: Ooh, nice one! Stoked to get rid of that damn background. Thanks!

    • Confused Cobb says:
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      @Bill: I remember reading Maddox saying that black background websites are easier on the eyes. Is this not right anymore?

    • @Bill: The new Yahoo! Design is fine. It had a .363 BAABP last month. Relax.

  2. J-FOH says:
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    I send my emails to its all your Fault Weiss…..been coresponding since the Rutledge fiasco of 2013

  3. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Woah woah woah woah woah woah! 20 odd years only grey. Though I feel the magic in the writing, too soon man…
    Chortled as soon as I read it, and as we all know thanks to Disney, “all chortlers go to hell.” Thanks for that

  4. swinging3.0 says:
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    Matt joyce is interesting. He claims to have added muslce in the offseason. I wonder if he will play vs lefties, they get one tomorrow so we’ll see. Hes worse vs lefties (much worse) but if he finds himself playing everyday he should have a career year. Think hes 29 years young.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @swinging3.0:
      Claims of adding muscle reeks of “best shape of my life.” Unless you’re Harper ofc, because gdam! Joyce seems to be at the wrong stage of his career to suddenly start crushing lefties. Still better off platooning him with another righty killer.

  5. Druss says:
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    Here in India the yahoo design is still the same Grey. What does that mean?
    Most added player on yahoo is Valverde.Pretty sure people will sell their soul for a Save.

    Need to drop either Middlebrooks or Fowler for Smoak! What should I do Grey???

    • Frank Own uh.. says:
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      @Druss: Having the same problem Grey…I already have Freeman, Encarnacion (1b,3B), and Napoli…do I drop Middlebrooks, Napoli, or god forbid Wong for Smoak? or stand pat and kick myself in the nuts all year? thanks Grey!

      • Druss says:
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        @Frank Own uh..:

        I think our leagues are too shallow :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Druss: Haha… I’d hold for now

  6. Randy says:
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    Just got offered Hanley for Freddie freeman. Currently starting Villar in a deep league at SS with Butler at 1B and Smoak backing him. This is a no brainer, right Grey?

    • Castro's Revolution says:
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      @Randy: I would take Hanley over Freeman in a heartbeat.

  7. SteveNZ says:
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    I don’t like it either, but you know you can switch it to a white background, right? Edit your team settings!

    • d2bnz says:
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      @SteveNZ: Damn a Moa sighting.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @d2bnz: Heh. Haven’t seen you here for a while. You’re in the Waikato, right?

        • d2bnz says:
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          @SteveNZ: Yeah correct , I do a lot of reading and little writing ….still consider razz my #1 source of baseball info.
          Enjoying the start to the season with Miller and Belt in my $$ league looking for good things from Kluber and Wacha now after a meh from A Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Nice, will give it a go later

  8. 2 Giant rings says:
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    How do you feel about Hutchison in a 16 team league?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @2 Giant rings: definitely usable in 16 teamers. watch the matchups though. For sure not every one of his games is in such a decent stadium. he’s streamable though.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @2 Giant rings:
      I would definitely make the grab.

  9. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now that we’ve seen 2 starts from these 3, is the order still go smyly/perez/erasmo? 8th pitcher slot in 10 teamer.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: so used to drafting so many leagues i’m forgetting this is now an in season question. And Smyly has by far the better matchup coming up (and sooner)

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: SON agreed.

  10. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    am i crazy? offered seager for santos in a deep 12-team league with a bunch of rp-crazed idiots… already have longo and the gyrk to cover third. got ventura’d yesterday and could use saves and/or holds… anybody got a peanut?

  11. Emporers Monkey says:
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    I just traded away Soria(who I was able to snag as a FA) for Rizzo. I feel cute and popular now.

    • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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      @Emporers Monkey: could be a boon… but as the timeless adage goes, “the man who sleeps less is cuter and more popular.” soria is gonna rake this year… for once. he actually looked soria sharp tonight. last night… err, for an eight-team waiver wire pickup.

  12. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hill v Hudson or Miller @ Santiago?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Hitter T hates Miller vs lefties. But CJ wilson was also a lefty. Hill’s also in much better park.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @bossmanjunior:
      Love miller along with everyone here, but Hill has to be the play, especially at home.

  13. Jamiehov says:
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    No avatar burning but I’m typically all smiles for Tuesday nights block of Amish Mafia and Hawaii Life on HGTV. The Amish burning rivals buggies and destroying impostors furniture stands puts me in a great mood but tonight was different. My wife noticed a downturn in my demeanor each time I looked down at my phone. It seemed like every time I checked Cobb was in trouble. I know he’ll clean it up but it’s so hard this early in the season with WHIP and ERA so fragile in rotisserie leagues. Really hoping I don’t have an SP going the Sunday Game of Thrones premiers or my wife may delete @BAT

    The Jay Z / Burnett comparison works on many ways

  14. Yahoo redesign had me stumped at first, then I found the day game feature for the white background. Black background is just stupid. I did not draft on Yahoo this year. I am now CBS, FOX, ESPN.

  15. Tigres says:
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    I just grabbed Matt Albers, since he came into the 9th with 6-2 lead. Is that taking the closepocalypse too far? Not sure if I should drop him or change my team name to “Hey Hey Hey, it’s Matt Albers.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: I picked up Albers too, then dropped him

  16. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Does it make sense to platoon Oakland’s Moss against RHP and Derek Norris against LHP? Norris hit .320
    With 9 bombs against them last year. What think you, Grey?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey:
      Norris isn’t Moss’ real life platoon partner right? In which case it would be an inefficient platoon. Better off finding another righty masher to pair with moss, and cover a larger % of games.

      • chilicheeseconey says:
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        @Alky Sobrera: True, that makes more sense. Just a thought since Norris will start against LHP and Moss will be benched or inefficient.

  17. Ian says:
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    Is it premature to grab Joyce and dump Reddick/Swisher?

    • Castro's Revolution says:
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      @Ian: I doubt Reddick or Swisher are going to be the difference for you. So why not take the chance with the hot bat?

  18. Joeg414 says:
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    Jim Henderson K’s J.Upton with a 95 mph fastball. I guess he stills needs to work on his velocity.

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Joeg414: seeing Upton come to the plate gave him a sudden boost of confidence

    • Big Al says:
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      @Joeg414: You could K B.J. with a 59 mph slow ball.

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Big Al:
        It was Justin

  19. BERK! says:
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    I wonder if Asche will platoon? Is Sandberg a rosterbater like the rest of us?

  20. Brett says:
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    Gray,

    Need help determining a pick up between Lindstrom or Smoak. 12 team 6 x 6 daily league, extra categories are OPS and holds. Current 1b is Pujols, Corner is Belt, Utility is Venable. Relievers are Veras, Rosenthal, Melancon and Ogando (SP eligibility is very valuable for a reliever in this league). Would you claim Smoak which could let me pursue a trade with Venable or Smoak, or get a closer?

    Thanks

  21. papasmurf says:
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    Stanton steals a base before he jacks one. Next thing you now, Dee Gorden does the same thing, except it’s HR then SB…

    Martin Perez impressive with the K/GB combo.

    My SPs scoreless streak went to 33.2 IP with Perez’s effort. But the no-run support streak is still alive. 5 GS, 0 run scored in support of my SPs.

    • papasmurf says:
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      @papasmurf: Make that 31.2 IP.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @papasmurf:
        Cashner, Liriano, Masterson, Gray, Perez? Didn’t check, but that had to be it ya?

        • papasmurf says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: Shark instead of Cashner.
          Shark faced Liriano, then Gray vs. Masterson. 0-0 game. Then in the Perez game it was 0-0 until the 6th.

          I don’t have a great feeling about Tyson Ross today. Still on the fence whether to start him or not.

  22. Alky Sobrera says:
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    The “night” background is something your eyes actually start adjusting to/thanking you for later imo. Either way, fighting it with the team settings doesn’t really work out, as only some of the stuff can be changed back. Eventually you just give in… The bigger issue is some of the navigational stuff on Yahoo has gone the wrong direction. Transactions can no longer be sorted through as easily for example. Blech

    • papasmurf says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: On the fantasy team page you mean? I still have it on light background with black text.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @papasmurf:
        I haven’t even attempted to switch it up in a while. Just remember it didn’t revert everything to the old color scheme, and the disharomy bothered me more than the design change. Ended up just accepting the inevitable after Yahoo responded to mass complaints with “we’re not going backwards.” Meh

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: I actually don’t mind the black background. What is the problem with it everyone’s finding? The writing’s all in light blue and white so stands out clearly to me, sure it’s a bit wierd but I don’t mind it for a change actually.

          • Alky Sobrera says:
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            @Swfcdan:
            I hated it initially because boo change. Come to be fine with it though. Especially the late night team checking in low or no light settings. Much easier on the eyes.
            My issue is nore with the whole redesign. Some things are aesthetically better, but some basic functionality has gone out the window and it sucks. Form shouldn’t take a backseat to function.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Alky Sobrera: only part i have a massive problem with is how games log for players (stats) only go back 10 games, it used to be whole season log.

  23. AP says:
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    RE: Brad Miller…….SONOFABENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Damn

  24. Swfcdan says:
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    So many stories already, Miller, Smoak and the M’s look actually good, CC looks terrible, already (?) over Billy the kid’s hitting, Verlander medioaker, closerpocalypse in overdrive.

    Start Kazmir, Kuroda and T Ross today? 10 teamer but I need some starts with fringe guys with Dashi and Hamels on my shelf.

  25. JT says:
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    I mustache you a question!!! Would you drop Linecum for Erasmo? I drank the Erasmo Koolaid last year. Do I drink it again? Is he more guaranteed than BigTimeTimmyJim? Thanks for your help!

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @JT: Lincecum really shouldn’t be owned at this point IMO. Unless you’re in a very deep league.

  26. de nachos says:
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    From rotoworld’s blurb on Brad Miller’s two bombs.

    “Batting No. 2 in front of Robinson Cano in a suddenly frisky lineup, Miller’s fantasy utility this season is going to sneak up on some.”

    That makes me feel smart and special for reading Razzball!
    *looks at rosters, owns Brad Miller nowhere*
    face-palm emoticon

    The universe is correcting itself for last year’s shortstop outlier. Early returns look good, Mr. Albright.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @de nachos: Lol same here except one league that I don’t care much about. Just too many other guys I liked more than Miller went in those rounds.

  27. Dom says:
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    Need to replace Ramos… please rank: Gomes, Montero, Satl, AJ, and Zunia

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Dom:
      Pretty sure a “look at my rankings” reply is in order.

  28. Mikey P. says:
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    Have a chance to grab Brad Miller. Looking to drop Kolten Wong. Thoughts??

  29. Choo Detective says:
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    I have some cheap keepers that should put me in good shape speed-wise (Hamilton, Springer), so I am considering focusing on power to fill out my OF in a 5×5 auction draft this week. Grey, with this in mind, how would you rank the following available OFs: Stanton, Bruce, Bautista, J Upton, Heyward? Thanks

  30. Principal Blackman says:
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    I targeted Wilson Ramos in every single league that I drafted, and I got snaked every single time, excepting the time that I tried to price enforce Wilin Rosario and got stuck with him. Either way, I was lucky enough to miss out on Ramos in all of my leagues. At least my catcher situation is looking better than the closepocalypse that is happening in all of my bullpens.

    • Nate says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Yeah I targeted him everywhere (3 leagues) and only ended up with him once… I was upset about it, but it’s looking good now! After my disastrous Perez investment everywhere last year I’m deciding now to take the last catcher in every draft next year.

  31. Principal Blackman says:
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    I am going to the Brewers/Braves game today at Miller Park. 2007 called and wants it’s pitchers’ duel back.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      For the record Harang and Gara are the starters.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Principal Blackman:
        Hah! The Harangutan is a majestic beast, capable of hurling much feces.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        It really is a pitchers’ duel so far. No hits through 4 & 1/2!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy!

  32. Fireball Feliz says:
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    All Brad Milla no filla. freshhhh

  33. Rags says:
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    This is my first time streaming pitchers in a daily league. I have four starts left, one for Stras and one for Shields. Who should get my remaining two of CJ Wilson, Skaggs, Peavy, Ross, and Kluber? Do I just go straight down the Stream-o-nator sorted by price or is that thing subject to small sample size early in the season?

    • Yes, look at Stream-o-nator and choose guys with the highest $ that are available in your league. It is leveraging several years of past info so it doesn’t necessarily get more informed as the season goes on – it just adds in-season results to the mix.

      • de nachos says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Huzzah for SON. I took the leap of faith with it on Burnett. He hadn’t faced the Rangers in a long time, had moderate success against them in his AL days, and I chalked up Lee’s implosion to residual nerves of the last time he pitched for TX going 0-2 in the 2010 WS.

    • Spyre says:
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      @Choo Detective: @Rags: With those guys i’d go with Kluber @ OAK and Skaggs vs HOU

  34. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… Closers in my league get taken from the wire with the quickness and last time you saw my lineup you said you couldn’t find anyone to drop. I only have one closer, Perkins, and Valverde and Henderson are on the wire.. Should I drop Gee for one of them or hold??

  35. Rihanna says:
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    Kemp for Kimbrel and iwakuma?

  36. Mike says:
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    I’ll ask the same Ramos question I had yesterday, 14 team OPS league:

    Avila, d’Arnaud, Doumit, Ruiz, Lobaton, Zunino

    It’s looking bleak behind the plate right now!

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Mike: Go with d’Arnaud or Zunino for upside. Watch Ruiz because I think he’s capable of putting together a good year

      • Mike says:
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        @Shawn of the livid:
        Thanks, I’m leaning towards Zunino right now.

  37. Buffalo Runner says:
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    in Oakland’s bullpen, who gets a shot after Johnson, gregson or doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buffalo Runner: That’s a month away, they just gave him a huge deal

  38. gareth says:
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    Who starts the second game of the double header in Oakland today? Lindblom? Chavez? Pomeranz?

  39. LastPlace says:
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    Is the Streamonator’s love for Mejia in his next start an error, or is it legit?

    • Mostly legit. It is a solid matchup – at home, good pitcher park, eh offense. I don’t fully trust Mejia but it’s a streamable start.

  40. Jay says:
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    20 man dynasty , would you trade Taijuan, DJ Peterson, and Smyly for Teheran and Clint Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Teheran side

    • Jammer McSlam says:
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      @Jay: Yes

  41. Sniff Test says:
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    I know this question is ridiculous after only a few games, but what type of leash do you put on BJ Upton? Should I just leave the door open and let him live? Owings, Smoak and Ozuna are in the doggy cages waiting for a loving owner.

    Also is there a leash for Bourjos? He is in a five outfielder circle jerk. Someone is going to be left with the box of Kleenex when they can’t get it going. Would you prefer owning any of the above mentioned player over Bourjos?

  42. Sniff Test says:
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    Also… SON was projecting a streamable start from Brett Anderson yesterday! Did you get hacked?

  43. LastPlace says:
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    Who do you like for more ABs/productivity in the short term:
    J. Tabata?
    D. Stubbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LastPlace: Tabata, Stubbs at home when playing

  44. Phorts says:
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    Erasmus, Hutchison or Matt Moore? 5×5. Moore was dropped. Serious question :)

      • Frank Own uh.. says:
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        @Grey: sorry grey if this is redundant…just wanna clarify…you’re sayin I’d be smart to drop Matt Moore for Erasmo? again sorry for the redundancy…just wanna be sure!! Thanks!!

        • Grey

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          I’d want Erasmo, but it’s kinda crazy to drop Moore, though I wouldn’t have drafted him

  45. Oppo Taco says:
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    start tyson ross today vs LAD? SON has him at SP19 but I don’t know what to expect.
    thanks!

  46. Derrick says:
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    Start Santiago (Sea.) today?

    • Nate says:
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      @Derrick: I am… I know Seattle has been good, but if you can’t start him in Seattle where CAN you start him?

      • Gene Parmesan says:
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        @Nate: The game is in Anaheim and although Seattle currently has “hats for bats” and hitting the cover off the ball, the M’s are only hitting .130 as a team in 23 total AB’s against Santiago. I think he pitches good, but won’t beat Paxton. O/U is 7.5 and I’d be going under all day.

  47. William says:
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    Watching Matt Cain’s start last night- is it me, or is he short stepping it and relyin too much on his arm, only? He does not look right…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William: Honestly, didn’t watch… Was watching the voice

  48. John says:
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    If i need more speed runs avg would you go with B miller over gyorko or just relax and hold Jedd.

    • John says:
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      @John: Both are my 2b, going to try and own both but Miller does fit my team better, just have to be able to trust him.

  49. Pablo says:
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    Grey: Who do you like better … Morneau (Coors Field) or Smoak (Safeco)???

  50. The Gregorious DID says:
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    So glad to have these writeups back. You’re the man, Grey! Going to get funky here and ask a retroactive question to Monday.

    Let’s say you had #1 waiver in a 14 team daily transactions league. Use it to add Matt Lindstrom or save it (HA! pun totally intended) in hopes to get first dibs on someone panic dropping someone good in the first month? While my current closers are Triple H (Hawkins, Hunter, Hoover), they can hardly play the game.

    Furthermore, if you choose to add Lindstrom, who do you drop: Hutchison, Erasmo, or Leake?

    (I ended up using the waiver and dropping Hutch)

  51. Ty Wiggington says:
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    The “Poopie Grande” nickname changed my life. I will no longer be Ty Wiggington, I will now be Poopie Grande.

    God bless you.

  52. Ramos' Horcrux says:
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    Alex Wood was waaaay too low in your rankings and not in your “SPs to target” post (which had guys like Erasmo, Skaggs, etc.). You can’t take credit for him now!

  53. Obmij76 says:
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    “Ervin doesn’t go anywhere without his aides”

    I see what you did there…ouch

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: wow even your subconscious is super witty if that wasnt meant to be a magic johnson aids joke! maybe the stache came up with that line…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kidding, it was a joke

  54. ashtray says:
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    Just read that Sonny Gray was dealing about 3 mph less than his usual average (91 vs 94). Is there reason for concern? The folks at fangraphs appear to think so.

    • de nachos says:
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      @ashtray: We don’t have last April to compare his MPH to since he was a July call up. But there is a resident Oakland expert floating around who might be able to shed more light on this for you.

      Did you see specific concern at fangraphs, or are you speculating from the Strasburg-velocity article?

      • ashtray says:
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        @de nachos: Read their after-dark chat and Jeff Zimmerman raised the concern. I read up the Strasburg story and then looked up Gray’s velocity numbers from last year to compare. Looks like there could be some merit to it. Then again, one game.

        • de nachos says:
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          @ashtray: yep. one game. I remember Jamie Moyer during an ESPN pitchers’ round table saying something like, if you’re good enough to make a living pitching a baseball, 60% of the time you’re gonna have your good stuff. 20% of the time you’ll have your GREAT stuff. But you make your career surviving on those 20% of starts when you “don’t have it.”

          I like that he battled out of early jams. Having faith his “great stuff” days are a’coming.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @de nachos:

        he mentioned the cold weather .

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @ashtray:

      Here’s what I wrote yesterday:

      Sonny Gray’s fastball sat around 90 all night and topped out at 92. He looked like he struggled just to get it up there at 90 and it showed in the command with an uncharacteristic 3walks in 6 innings. He pitched backwards a lot and threw more change ups and cutters than I’ve seen him throw in addition to the usual healthy assortment of curveballs. He pitched out of trouble all night long and had to go to 100+ pitches to get through 6. He’s an unbelievable competitor and probably the best fielding pitcher in MLB already and he needed both plus a lot of help from the A’s defense behind him. This could have turned ugly at several points but definitely didn’t inspire confidence. It was cold and damp here last night so let’s hope it was some combination of dead spring arm and not being able to get loose.

      I would also add that I was a little skeptical of the radar gun on the telecast. They had Cody Allen in the low 90′s and he seemed like he had more life on the ball than that. I think the most likely explanation is just the cold and maybe the post spring tired arm period.

      • de nachos says:
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        @OaktownSteve: and the Man speaks. thanks again, OTS

      • ashtray says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I hope so. I also heard he had a little trouble with his ankle which turned out to be not serious.

      • Tigres says:
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        Thanks for the update- fingers crossed.

      • mraccoe says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Gun did seem to be slow though didn’t watch it in person. Allen and Doolittle were getting it up there but only showed up to be 92-93. Though I think I saw Abad get it up to 95 once or twice.

  55. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Thanks Grey

  56. ashtray says:
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    Decided to wait one more round before drafting Brad Miller and selected RA Dickey instead. Miller was of course picked a couple spots later. Regret of the season.

    • Nick says:
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      @ashtray: Holy premature! It’s only been one start for Dickey and two games for Miller. Miller could go 0 for his next 20 and Dickey could pitch a complete game shutout his next game, way too early to make a judgment.

  57. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    When I woke up and saw that Brad Miller has two dingers and Erasmo had a great start I immediately logged onto to Razzball and kissed your picture. Your mustache tickles! Thank god no one in any of my non-RCL leagues listened to me last September when I told them to read you….

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: Once again sorry no one listens but it could be because I told them to buy Chinese Democracy when it came out and then talked them into buying tickets to see fat Axl. after that I lost a lot of cred with my friends, but then again the amount of jewelry Axl wore was worth the price of admission…..or maybe not

  58. Nate says:
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    Would you drop Villar for Bonifacio? I’m not usually one to pull the trigger so early, but when I see Villar batting 9th and Boni batting lead off it makes me want to make the flip before he’s snagged off the wire…

    • Nate says:
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      @Nate: Dee Gordon is available too surprisingly (14 team league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: I’d hold for now

  59. Eric Riptide says:
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    @ Grey: Nate should now be known as Nate Eovalocidi.

  60. Harris says:
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    21 man roster, no DL spots. My OF’s are Ellsbury,Cargo,J.Hamilton, Kemp,Crisp and could use Craig. Considering the fact Kemp appears to be headed back soon, should I drop Crisp for Smoak? Also thoughts on dropping B.Phillips for Daniel Murphy. Its only a 10 team league, so good players are all over the place. Finally do you prefer Byrd or Coco?

    Thanks

  61. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    10 team yahoo 6×6 league with OBP and K per 9.

    Just got offered the following :

    His Cliff Lee for my Brad Miller and Justin Masterson

    Yea or nay?

      • Nick says:
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        @Ron: I’d do that in an instant if I’m getting Lee and it’s not a keeper league.

  62. Hans says:
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    Would you drop Andrus for Miller this early?

    • Nate says:
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      @Hans: Drop Elvis Andrus for Miller? No… lol

      But I believe in Miller, seems like you’re in a shallow league so maybe pick up Miller and try to move Andrus for an arm/upgrade elsewhere?

  63. Ron says:
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    I tried to follow the Grey rankings as much as possible with this lineup.

    12-team 7×7 points league where K’s for batters, Blown Saves and Earned Runs for pitchers are negative points.

    R, RBI, HR, TB,SB,BB, K
    W, QS, SV, BSV, HLD, ER

    C: S. Perez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Gyorko
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Everth
    OF: Trout, J. Upton, Werth
    UTIL: Pujols, A-Gon
    BN: R. Zimmerman, B. Miller, B. Moss
    NA: Baez

    SP: Cobb, Liriano, Masterson, Shields, Gray, Porcello
    RP: Balfour, Frieri, Veras, Valverde (yuck)

    1) What grade might you give this squad?
    2) Do you see any area on the team that I might need to improve?

    Thanks.

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: Forgot to include K’s as a pitching category as well….

    • Nate says:
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      @Ron: Solid Offence… but Ryan Zimmerman on your bench helps no one… I’d likely try to package him up with one of your 3 firstbasemen or Werth and get an upgrade… having bats on your bench ONLY makes sense with guys like Moss who you platoon in… otherwise it’s a waste and R. Zimm still carries alot of name recognition.

      In a 12-team league where you have 3 good 3B (Longo, Zimm and Gyorko) someone is bound to pay a premium.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Looks solid, might be a bit low on BB and Ks for hitters

  64. Ryan says:
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    Dropped Gordon for Owings in an 12 man h2h ops league…figured he won’t see the top of the batting order and will most likely get platooned vs lefties. Do I get the grey seal of approval?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Sounds fine

  65. Ploo Plaw says:
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    I need depth at MI and I am eyeing Owings.

    Would you take him over either Calhoun or Moustakas or just hold for now

  66. Prez Business says:
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    Hello and thank you,

    I have two closers, plus Rex Brothers, and too many bench OF’s, being Sizemore, Khris Davis, Eaton, Span. I have plenty of power throughout, so if I need to grab RP in a weekly transaction league, we have Valverde, Lindstrom, K-Rod all available with waivers running next Sunday night. I can drop Davis for any of these relievers, but should Brothers go as well? Lindstrom, Valverde, K-Rod in that order?

    Thanks again for any and all responses, you all are wonderful.

  67. JDW says:
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    About Nate Eovaldi’s start. It was strange – he had a TON of 2-strike counts and was ahead of hitters most of the night. But for such a hard thrower he seemed to have a bit of trouble putting guys away. It’s nice he had 6Ks in 6IP. The way he was throwing though he shoudla/coulda had three or four more. Still – nice first outing. Just getting greedy when you see 99 on the gun but it isn’t getting by guys like you’d think it should.

    • JDW says:
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      @JDW: He had 8 additional times where he had two strikes on a batter – 2 resulted in groundouts, 1 a sac fly, four were singles and one was a double. If he had nastier off-speed stuff the kid could have had a HUGE night. Very encouraging.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JDW: Yup, agreed

  68. MattH says:
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    Miller Time! I got to see it thanks to Extra Innings channel teasing me with one week of free baseball viewing.

    • Cram It says:
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      @MattH: Dammit, I forgot about the free week!

      • MattH says:
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        @Cram It:Ha! Hopefully it does indeed last for the remainder of the week.

  69. Bob says:
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    Erasmus or Gee? Also Henderson got dropped worth the pick up? Current Pitching staff below

    P-Bumgarner
    P-Tanaka
    P-Zimmerman
    P-Annibal Sanchez
    P-Clay Bucholz
    RP-Robertson
    RP-Soria
    Bench-Yordano Ventura
    Bench-Danny Salazar
    Bench-Dillon Gee
    DL-Josh Johnson
    DL-Tijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Erasmo

  70. Rob Launer says:
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    I am in a 12 person, non keeper, standard head to head ,5×5 league. Subconsciously I ended up with 4 Ranger position players. Is this a problem? Should I try to move one and if so which one? Also, did I wait to long even by your standards to go after pitching? Thanks
    A.J. Pierzynski Bos – C
    Prince Fielder Tex – 1B
    Jason Kipnis Cle – 2B
    Adrián Béltre Tex – 3B
    Elvis Andrus Tex – SS
    Michael Brantley Cle – OF
    Leonys Martín Tex – OF
    Jay Bruce Cin – OF
    Albert Pujols LAA – 1B /UTL
    Austin Jackson Det – BN
    Jhonny Peralta StL – BN
    Manny Machado Bal – 3B /DL
    Brett Anderson
    Kyle Lohse
    Jason Grilli
    Jonathan Papelbon
    Sonny Gray
    Chris Tillman
    Marco Estrada
    Rick Porcello
    Josh Johnson
    Julio Teherán
    Justin Masterson

  71. Kyle says:
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    Worth dropping a guy like Quintana/Hector Santiago for Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Santiago

  72. ReleasetheMcCracken says:
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    Wow the malocchio. I should have known you’d relate to old italian grandmas everywhere with that stache.

  73. happyharry says:
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    Yo Grey, I got Pagn at Utility in a12 team,HH,6X6 – Is he dropable for any of the trendy FAs Smoak,Asche,Ozuna….I’m pretty balanced with power and speed now! Thanks Man.

  74. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    eligibility aside, least favorite of:

    1. beltran, gyorko, seager
    2. jones, farquhar, kintzler

  75. Cram It says:
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    Ahhhhh, Freddie Freeman. *Sighs with content* (In case the ahhhh didn’t depict that). Ahhhh

  76. Game of Throws says:
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    Well I feel like a horse’s patoot!

    I dropped Erasmo for Martin Perez after Raul Ibanez took Ramirez deep in the 4th. He really didn’t look that dominant at that point. Perez on the other hand looked like an ace to me up until his last inning.

    Point of the story…. Wait it out a little before dropping guys you liked in the pre-season.

    • Game of Throws says:
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      @Game of Throws: Addendum to the story… I put on the HIMYM finale after I made the drop. I’m not sure what was worse… Seeing my favorite guilty pleasure come to a conclusion or seeing Erasmo’s beautiful line afterwards.

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Game of Throws: Both bittersweet (as I got erasmo’s stats)

        • John says:
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          @Game of Throws: Yeah learned that long ago, player A guy gives up 2 runs in first then dominates, Player B, guy goes 5 decent looks good 1 run, starts 6 inn gives up 4 runs. Now you have no idea whos better but fairly obvious Player A is better at the moment.

          What I really hate is when someone else then picks up Erasmo for example and then you could be real pissed, ha. Good job pointing this out.

  77. Spyre says:
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    What are people thinking about Henderson Alvarez? I’m gonna try to hold until next week to watch all their starts, but I’m considering adding him over Skaggs, Erasmo, or Pineda

    • Grey

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      @Spyre: He’s kinda garbage

  78. Chris says:
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    Hello Gray,

    I pick Rex Borther with my last pick. Should I drop him in favor of Francisco Rodrgiuez?
    I have other RP wih Rosenthal and Frieri.

    Thanks

  79. raw_fee says:
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    That Alfonseca reference was pure gold…haha

    Thanks for always making me laugh and providing the best fantasy content on the web…cheers!

    • Jasen says:
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      @raw_fee:
      I second that.

      • Jasen says:
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        @Jasen:
        Or should I 6th that….hmmm

  80. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Loving my teams stout 9 for 46 (.195) AVG with 1HR / 4Rs / 1RBI after two days. Six of ten starters still with zero hits. Absolutely killing it this year.

  81. happyharry says:
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    12 team,H2H,6X6-which SP will make me happy? Ventura, Pineda, Erasmo, Hutchinson or Alvarez…to fill in for Fister. Thanks.

  82. King Trout says:
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    My Jose Fernández + Hanley for his Kershaw +McCutchen. Should I be worried with Kershaw’s injury. I guess Hanley is an injury risk as well. Thoughts.

      • King Trout says:
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        Ty for the feedback.

      • King Trout says:
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        Oh boy… Just pulled the trigger.. Now what.. If Kershaw is out a minimum of_______, I lose this trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I wouldn’t have done it

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    Missed the boat on dropping Avisail for Hunter as Hunter was snagged by someone with a higher waiver priority than me. Drop Avisail for Hawkins, who is the only closer available? Again, I have Soriano, Rodney, Veras, Lindstrom and we can play up to 6 closers.

    Also, do I dump Villar for Smoak? Villar seems to be the only real speed I have, but he doesn’t provide me with much else, and I’m liking this post-post-post-post-post hype stuff for Smoak. The other speed I have lies in Miller, Hanley, Jones, Marte, Brantley.

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what about Avisail for Hawkins? Or is that what the “sure” was for?

        • Grey

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          Yup, that move

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: sounds good. I have only two moves left for the week…let’s hope the Closepocalypse 2014 holds off until Monday for me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  84. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Nate Jones or Jim Henderson?

    B.J. Upton or Ozuna?

    Bonafacio or Ackley?

  85. Brendan says:
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    Grey, you and your mooostache has been the source of me placing in the top 4 of every fantasy baseball league i’ve done since 2010. I’m beyond grateful for all the laughs and advice.

    So I’m in a 15 team ESPN points league. C and SS have notoriously poor PPG and pitchers are heavily valued with QS being +8 and Saves +8, Holds +5.

    Should I drop Wilson Ramos? Drop Kennedy for Erasamos Ramirez?
    I do have 2 empty DL spots.

    C- Ramos
    1-E5
    2-A. Hill
    3-Semien
    SS-Empty
    OF-McCutchen
    OF-Myers
    OF-Trumbo
    U-Pujols
    U-Cuddyer
    Bench-Yelich
    P-Waino
    P-Greinke
    P-Moore
    P-Robertson
    P-Rodney
    Bench-Porcello
    Bench-Kennedy
    DL-Walker

  86. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Are you as bullish on Mejia as the Stream-O-Nator?

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: SON has him down for a $15.90 start on Friday. That’s a big lunch!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it is! Wow

  87. Poopie Grande says:
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    Hey @Grey

    I know you’re giddy to say “I told you so” to all the schmohawks who drafted Kershaw in the first round, but some of us have had him in dynasty leagues for several seasons, so pour one out for us the next time you report on his injury. It cuts deep.

    Also I have Chapman and Profar. Is my team cursed? Do you know a Shaman?

  88. Malarkey says:
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    Who would you rather roll with at C this season… Castro or Montero?

  89. Nick says:
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    Love the site man! Just found it a few weeks ago and used it for my draft, so happy with the results. I recently benched Belt for Arenado before the season started(damn!) I was wondering if I should leave Arenado in put Belt back in? Thanks and keep up the good work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Thanks! I’d always play Arenado at home

  90. Jon says:
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    Right now I’m stashing Marcus Stroman because it’s a keeper with a deep bench and I like the long-term potential, but I don’t have a minor league spot for him. Should I swap him out for Eovaldi?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: Probably depends on what your pitching already looks like.

  91. Joebob says:
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    Does Carlos Torres become a factor in Meta bullpen shituation any time soon? Thanks in advance!

  92. Brian says:
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    Someone just dropped Henderson. Do I use my #1 wavier claim to get him, or sit tight?? I would drop Wong to do it. 12 team H2H 6×5 (OPS is the 6th cat)
    Here is my team

    Gattis, Fielder, Altuve, Alvarez, Sequra, Harper, J Upton,Trumbo, Gordon.
    B De Aza, Arenado, Wong, B. Miller

    Moore, Kluber, T. Ross, Liriano, Masterson, Archer, Porcello, E. Ramirez
    Rp Soriano, Soria, Nathan, Farquhar.

    Thanks
    BB

  93. Brian Higgins says:
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    I have plenty of steals (Everth, Rios, Pedroia, Jones, Goldschmidt), and I am already having buyers remorse regarding Aoki as my fifth outfielder. Too early to drop him for Ozuna?

  94. So I got (had) Parnell on my razzball team

    Henderson, Nate Jones and Cody Allen are all available…

    Thinking Henderson is the best pickup but what do you think?

  95. costaricanchata says:
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    “… he gets the malocchio from me.”
    (coming from a monocle-wearing cyclops ?)

    dang .
    that’s harsh .

  96. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto where we start 3 OF. For some reason I’m carrying 6 OF and am short on SP depth. Worth dropping Avisail or BJ Upton for any of the following: Eovaldi, Mejia, B McCarthy, Odorizzi, Morrow or Paxton? Current SPs are Anibal, Teheran, Cole, Gio, Cingrani and Erasmo.

    Thanks.

  97. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    The Tampa Bay DEVIL Rays just signed Chris Archer to a six year deal. That’s a long time for those guys. Seems the Rays are telling fantasy players to buy too if they are willing to give the kid that length of a deal.

  98. King of the North says:
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    So I’ve been platooning C.Carter and Dunn (against RHP) in an OBP league and someone just dropped Lind. Which 2 guys out of those 3 do you think will make the best platoon going forward? I know everyone hates Dunn but he could hit 35+ HR w/ a 320 OBP. He had 28 HR’s against RHP in only 400 AB’s last year. What say you, wise Grey?

  99. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Lorenzo Cain or Ozuna?

  100. pager24 says:
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    I was looking over the Maximizing stats post and have to admit it was a lot to take in! maybe i’m just not very smart? anyways in a 10 team league with 2 C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, 5 OF, U and 9 P and 6 Bench positions how many stud MR would you have? when does a season of great MR beat out an average to slightly above average stream SP?

    Thanks! i understand it may not be an easy answer

    • pager24 says:
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      @pager24: sorry should have added no max IP or GS

    • What’s your GS/IP cap?

      • Pager24 says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: no max IP or GS but need to have 900 innings by end of year

        • @Pager24: I would go with 4 pitchers and 2 hitters on the bench – with one of those hitters being a streaming spot for maxing ABs on off days. With the 13 rostered pitchers, you don’t need more than 6-7 SP spots so the rest should be filled w/ closers and solid middle relievers who you rotate in when SPs are off or have bad matchups.

  101. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 (OBP/XBH + IP/QS) H2H. Any of these schmoes a worthwhile add over my world beating combo of K. Johnson and Villar? McGehee, Asche, Mayberry, LaRoche, Dunn, Ackley, Hechavarria, Crawford, Uggla, Gennett, Weeks, Schoop..

    I’d have to drop KJ, Villar, or Arcia. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche over Johnson

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m a Phils fan. Does ol’ wily Ryne and his crazy lineup hijinx concern you? Dude benched Asche after his monster opening day..

        FYI our acquisition limit is only 45 for the season.

        • FillyP says:
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          @FillyP:

          P.S. I have Super Machado, too, so I’m just biding my time..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s concerning

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            Gonna hold for the moment. Thanks for the feedback!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  102. costaricanchata says:
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    khris davis … benched for today’s one o’clock .

  103. Carlos says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like better ROS for a bench bat/util in a daily H2H league, Yahoo Standard +OPS,
    Smoak or Frazier?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  104. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albright we’re looking good on our Mariners calls. In fact the whole site from writers to commenters have been solid.

    We both had Smoak. You had Miller. I think Sky did the Ackley sleeper. I had the whole Mariners offense floating with hitting instructor McClendon in charge. You got them to win the whole enchilada. You didn’t drop Cano as low as some sites with the team change. Little Almonte love. I got Seager in two out of my three leagues…

    Hey wait a dang minute…I’m an A’s fan for

    Carry on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, liking the M’s through two games… Still early…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I second OTS’ thoughts on the M’s. Good call on Miller. He looks like the real deal. Just need Taijuan to get healthy now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, still only two games

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Interested in bidding on Smoak? He might cost a few bucks if he keeps this up.

  105. Big Al says:
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    Do I stash Ramos for 2 month’s or make him waiver fodder ? Is he going to be power challenged coming back ? Picked him up late in 3 leagues and was happy to have him. Lose him the first day of the season. Like you say. I can’t have nothing nice !!!. Thinking Mesoraco for upside. Should be back this week. Could pick up Pierzynskii on a trade maybe or Montero. What do think ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him… Grab AJ for now, Mesoraco when he returns

  106. Jason says:
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    I’m debating between Kinsler, Miller, or Andrus. Byrd, Gordon or Bruce today only. Need to pick 3. ….????? Which one’s? I like the match up for Bryd and Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at the Hitter Tron

  107. Al says:
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    Any recommendations for pickups now that Ramos is out?
    I’m thinking about dropping him. 14-team H2H playoff format league, 1C,1b,2b,3b,ss,mi,ci,4OF,DH, 9 P, 2DL, 8 bench spots. I’ve got 2 of Garcia, Holland, Fister!, Griffin already occupying my DL slots.
    Available FAs are crap, crap, and more crap.
    Navarro, Dioner C TOR
    Ellis, A.J. C LAD
    Avila, Alex C DET
    Jaso, John C OAK
    Ruiz, Carlos C PHI
    Montero, Jesus C SEA
    Pinto, Josmil C MIN
    Arencibia, J.P. C TEX
    Doumit, Ryan
    Was thinking about trying to trade with a guy who has Y Gomes and Gattis and just lost Reyes. I’ve got Rollins and Miller(hands off, he’s mine!) at SS/MI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to make that trade…. Avila

  108. Bbnr says:
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    Have three of my pitcher on DL and wondering if I should trade Beltran. What kind of value should I expect. One guy interested in some offense has wacha and another guy has sonny grey who I also like. Thoughts? My reamaing outfield is Adam jones, Bautista. I would be platooning aoki or venable if I get rid of beltran

    • Bbnr says:
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      @Bbnr: btw my pitchers are Cobb, Teheran, porcello, peavy, Paxton. On the DL I have fister, tajuan walker, and Harvey (keeper got for great value next year). I guess this Gives some context as to whether I should be making a move for a pitcher this early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gray, it’s fair… Look at where I have Beltran in my rankings and find SPs near him

  109. royce! says:
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    I’m generally the quickest to the wire in my 14 team h2h so now I have the following:

    SP- Lee
    SP- Cashner
    RP- David Robertson
    RP- Street
    RP- Smyly
    RP- Axford
    P- Gray
    P- Kluber
    P- Erasmo

    BN- Nate Jones
    BN- Ervin Santana
    BN- Pineda
    BN- Lindstrom
    BN- Valverde
    DL- Johnson
    DL- Holland

    I’m going to try to move a RP, but people in this league seem loathe to trade with me due to previous trades not working out for them or something…if I can’t make a trade, would you drop one of the lesser closers like Valverde for Eovaldi or Delgado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Eovaldi

  110. Brett says:
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    Looks like Asche is platooning. Cut him for Freese? I am just using them as a filler until Machado is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  111. JFK says:
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    I’m rolling in closers (Kenley/Rosenthal/Santos/Lindstrom/Valverde w/Henderson/Crain in the wings) – looking to package DomBrown/Werth/Rosenthal for Freeman/Miller or Votto/Archie Bradley; both seem fair? And which do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey: Wasn’t able to swing that one, but did get Votto/Salazar for Kershaw…thx!

  112. Bunny says:
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    Erasmo or Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  113. Lville Jim says:
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    Would love to see Alfonseca play the guess how many fingers I have game with Glen from “The Ringer”.

  114. Dan says:
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    Trade Erasmo Ramirez and Scott Kazmir to get Yordano Ventura?

    Pitching Stats: QS K SV ERA WHIP K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  115. Big Magoo says:
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    BJ is hitting 2nd, while Simmons hits 8th. Wouldn’t you want to take some pressure off of your struggling “star” by hitting him lower in the order? Simmons seems like a better fit between Heyward and Freeman. At least he can actually make contact.

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Big Magoo: tradition precedes common sense for the most part in baseball…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Oh and Johnson hits clean up. Braves should go with Shafer in CF over BJ. Johnson should hit 2nd and Upton should hit 4th.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yup! Shafer must want badly to play Tonya Harding to BJ’s Kerrigan.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yeah, that would make sense. Though I think that Simmons fits in the 2nd spot, J. Upton 4th, then Johnson 5th. CJ is a good RBI guy. Gattis in the 6th spot as the power/high K guy. Schafer and BJ can platoon in CF. Doubt any of that will happen though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No argument from Garza

      • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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        @Grey: ssssshh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My bad

  116. OaktownSteve says:
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    Seems like tonight would be a night to stack Yankees.

  117. Mike says:
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    I actually have the options below in one league of mine.

    What is the order you would add these RPs?

    Jose Valverde
    Sergio Santos
    Matt Lindstrom
    Francisco Rodriguez
    J.J. Hoover
    LaTroy Hawkins

    The order above is my best guess – and in a vacuum – I like Santos the best of the group.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins, Lindstrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, Lindstrom, Hawkins

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. J-FOH says:
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    I wish I owned Desmond Jennings tomorrow, he’s 7 for 13 with 4 HR’s vs. Morrow.

    • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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      @J-FOH: at this point, 50% of the league is 7-13 against morrow!

  119. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Was just watching Bossman Junior strike out for the second time today. That’s six Ks in 10 ABs while going 0-10. I’ve never seen such a handsome young dude also manage to simultaneously resemble a six foot pile of warm kah-kah.

    At this point he might be up to 37 Courics and growing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  120. Joe says:
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    Ramos is my catcher. Ramos is undergoing surgery on his hamate, which is to say his currently value is less than a piece of cut up ham. My DL spot is unavailable; it’s currently being Fistered.

    Do I drop Ramos flat out? And, if so, for whom? Options available include Gomes, M.Montero, Arencibia, Buck, and Avila. Leaning Gomes or Arencibia I think…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ramos…. Montero

  121. OaktownSteve says:
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    Conversely a very poor day to stack Braves and Brewers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Dimes to dollars Johnson breaks this up. Spider sense

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          That is how you call em

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: GO BUY LOTTO!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @MattTruss223:

            I’ve always been a little psychic. But never about anything that matters. I got a strong read on that one

            • MattTruss223 says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Clearly I was lacking some foresight there. Dropped CJ to grab Morneau off waivers this AM. This upcoming COL homestretch better feature lots of RHP for Morneau to crush, haha.

            • MattTruss223 says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Hey, so how’d your NFBC draft go anyway? You post your roster anywhere? I mighta missed it.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @MattTruss223:

                It was a blast. Go to greys Saturday thread and do a find on nfbc or Oaktown. Team is posted with some details about the event as well.

                • MattTruss223 says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: Sweet, will do

                • MattTruss223 says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: Powerful team there, seems like it’d be hard for you to not finish strong in HR/RBIs. E5, Bats, Trubmo, Abreu, solid. Nice first 4 rounds with Cano, E5, Bats and Felix. Lot easier to take the Reyes DL stint getting him in the 8th too. Hope that isn’t a lingering season long thing. I’ve got a H2H team where I paired E5 and Joey Bats. Love that. Nice work man, good luck!

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @MattTruss223:

                    Thanks man. Pitching is patchwork but I think there might be enough. Only real issue might be trying to find about 30 to 40 steals on the wire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  122. MattTruss223 says:
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    Seriously, crazy shizz goin on in MIL right now…

    Vegas had this at 8.5, can’t say I was thinking any different…

  123. Spammer Jay says:
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    HI Grey. OK to drop Fister for Gausman? Or just hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  124. Carnac says:
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    Adam Dunn looks so terrible at the plate. You’ve gotta figure it’s only a matter of time before Robin Ventura takes him out of the lineup and makes him the closer.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: my Creeper has gone the route of pooper. Time to hang em up and work on his acting

      • Carnac says:
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        I would a fair amount of money to watch a ballgame being called by Adam Dunn and Charlie Manuel. [closed captioned]

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked bad last year too

  125. J-FOH says:
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    wow on Vargas, I really hope the ALCS is the Royals vs. the Mariners

    • Goose says:
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      @J-FOH:

      NLCS – Padres vs. Brewers…

  126. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jeez….Sal Perez just took a Scherzer slider that was a foot outside and 6 inches off the dirt and jerked it into the left center alley. Strong.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: that 2013 player we all hoped to draft has showed up in 2014. Time Machine projections are so crazy

  127. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed
    2C league
    Montero and Ramos are my two. Unfortunately several owners have 3 and 4 catchers rostered
    Waiver wire replacements:
    Arencibia
    Iannetta
    Grandal
    I’m guessing JP’s the one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  128. Ghost Face Miller says:
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    For speed, Rajai Davis or E Young?

  129. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I am light on speed and have no bench bat. I plan to trade away Moore for marte (assuming the other guy accepts it). Do you see a problem with that?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Moscowitz: I don’t see why the other guy would take it, but it’s worth a shot

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: he might really be interested as he didnt draft well. The guys pitching is a mess while he has 4 solid bench bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  130. J-FOH says:
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    I see Cocksoft moved Hosmer up to #37 in his ranks, he must of caught my writers league draft and liked my avi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he happy with your name, as well?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: who wouldn’t love the name ” Spanking Marv Albert”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  131. Mike says:
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    Looking to maybe add Smoak in 2 lgs. Drop any of these players for him?

    Lg 1. Brantley, Calhoun, Eaton.

    Lg 2. Bonifacio, Wong

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton and Bonifacio, but they’re different things

  132. los locos says:
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    drop Napoli for Smoak?

    drop Strailey or Porcell for Nate Eovoldi?

    bonifico or Ackley to pick up? do I drop A Garcia or Yelich for either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…Straily…Hold…

  133. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey thanks Joe Nathan.. Thank you very very little. I can only hope the Tigers score in the bottom and give you a well deserved W for your outstanding work.

  134. Big Magoo says:
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    Nathan is looking really shaky. Velocity is down, can’t hit his spots, and is getting hit hard. Just had a bizarre looking balk too where he started his delivery but never released the ball. The closepocalypse is strong this year.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      utterly craptacular

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Don’t feel bad. On opening day, Verlander, Samardzija, and Weaver gave up 5 runs over 19.1 innings in my FCL lineup. Not a win among them. I’m seriously thinking about joining some QS leagues next season.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: I could never go absent of the win category but adding QS and going 6×6 isn’t a bad idea. On the flip side, QS itself is a BS stat, 6 innings of three run ball is the same as 8 innings of 1 run ball for a category point. Like Sky said a while back if it was a sliding scale then I could get more on board. Like 6 innings of 2 run ball or 7 innings of 3 run ball feels right. I have played QS start leagues before and it starts to turn into a joke when pitchers with mid 4 ERA’s are regularly owned for their QS’s.

  135. MattTruss223 says:
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    Joe Nathan looks pretty awesome: single, SB, BB, BB, Sac Fly, Balk all in route to ruining Scherzer’s win.

    • Boomer19 says:
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      Who would be next in line anyway? Joba? Al A?

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        AlAl would be my guess…

      • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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        @Boomer19: i’ d say jaba.. But i doubt they yank him this quick..

  136. OaktownSteve says:
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    Miggy had awful ABs today. Some of the worst I’ve seen him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As bad as Aoki?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Lot of rusty gate swings in this game.

  137. gareth says:
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    Hahaha. Did you guys see the old guy fly over the railing and faceplant on concrete trying to catch a foul ball at the A’s Indians game?

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @gareth: No. But I want to.

  138. Rixo13 says:
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    What would be your your best advice for a 10 man rotisserie league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the site

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: I did kinda laugh when I read the question.

        “Hey Grey, first time caller. So, can you tell me about fantasy baseball? I’ll hang up and listen. Thanks man…love the show.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously

  139. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Look no further than today’s action between Detroit and KC to see why WINS is the dumbest category in all of fantasy baseball. At this point I’d rather be in a league that counted all that kind of stupid shite like Inside-The-Park homeruns and No-hitters as a counting fantasy category.

  140. gareth says:
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    Kluber getting klobbered right now.

    • Sad Keanu says:
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      @gareth: WTH I’m getting WHIP’d right now

  141. Goose says:
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    As a Parnell owner, I actually drafted Valverde with my last pick… Then Chapman got hit, so I dropped Poopie for Lecure, thinking I was being sneaky. It’s a holds league, so I’ll prob be better off in the long run – it just always stings to drop a closer before the season even starts. I may have out-sneakied myself!

    And now I have Chapman, Parnell, and Ramos for two DL spots… Drop Parnell, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Parnell

  142. gareth says:
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    Why is Collins batting in left instead of Rajai today? I thought davis was good against lefties?

  143. Fish says:
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    That didn’t take long. Already got my first trade offer of the season. My (not Bobby) Abreu for Anibal Sanchez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        No doubt. And while my team is weak on pitching, I’m thinking I’ll to sink or swim with Abreu.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  144. Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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    There goes my garza start because im still holding on to nasty nate..

    Kinsler!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler!

  145. OaktownSteve says:
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    Replay sucks and I will always hate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, just lost an infield single from Aoki

    • Kid A says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That Melvin challenge clocked in at 5 minutes. Gross.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Kid A:

        And to top it all off I’m still not sure they got the call right

    • gareth says:
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      5 minutes is way too long. The Indians tv announcers were saying that if you look at the rulebook, Melvin wasn’t technically allowed to appeal as he had taken too long. Kluber was set and the batter was in the box when Melvin emerged from the dugout.

  146. Kid A says:
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    C’mon Moss, destroy this doofus kluber!

    • Kid A says:
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      @Kid A: Go to hell Moss.

  147. ashtray says:
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    I’m rolling with Arcia in one of my Util spots due to the alleged power I hear he has but I’m not married to the dude. Not that there would be anything wrong with that.

    With an emphasis on plate discipline and power, would you replace Arcia with any of these guys or hold:
    Smoak
    Seth Smith
    Asche
    Ozuna
    Byrd
    LaRoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  148. ashtray says:
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    Pretty sure my team has a grand total of 3 hits so far. Early season freak outs are running rampant.

  149. OaktownSteve says:
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    Kffl has a twitter link to a quote from Price saying Broxton will close when he comes back…likely next week.

    In the NFBC and other weekly FAAB leagues there might be 4 closers up for grabs this week. Fun week.

  150. Jon says:
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    Who would you offer for Rosenthal? I have OF, 3B and SP I could deal: Kemp, Jennings, Aoki, Venable, Victorino, Arcia, Zimmerman, Lawrie, Arenado, Kuroda, Peavy, Delgado, Eovaldi, Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guys after him in my rankings

  151. claw dog says:
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    My god kluber is terrible today. First scheppers and now him god dammit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

  152. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I didn’t listen to SON and now Kluber is a giant ERA/WHIP hemorrhage!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: it also had the haragatang at -$7 (it’s still early)

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @mauledbypandas: i draft kings stacked the shit out of against Harangatang MIL.

  153. Hoog says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m thinking about offering Zimmerman and Lee for Encarnacion. Is that too much for E5? My pitching is Lee, bumgarner, wainwright gray Masterson archer porcello Kazmir lincecum and buchholz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much

  154. gareth says:
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    Hey guys,

    I’m on my way to the winking lizard in downtown Cleveland to this razzball shindig tonight. Should be fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome, have fun!

  155. Snake Hips says:
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    “Nate Jones is nasty”
    “Nate Jones’ stuff is FILTHY”

    It sure is. I’m so glad I held on to him and had him in my RP slot today.

    • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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      @Snake Hips: him and kluber just sent me from top 2 era/whip to dead last…

      Still early…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  156. John says:
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    Just a heads up in hold leagues as well as prospect for future whitesox closer, Daniel Webb looked pretty sweet today sitting at 95-97 movement and changeup. I would think after Jones recent blunder although still too early to tell but pick him up or watch close D WEBB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I picked him up

  157. stonepie says:
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    i have 3 first basemen, (fielder, hosmer, rizzo) what do you think about trying to flip prince for kershaw now that he’s stuck on the DL for the rest of the month?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for Kershaw with Prince

  158. Grey — in a 14-team roto league I’ve got a dregs bullpen (Axford, Lindstom, Hoover, Santos) and Broxton is a FA. With this latest news, would you drop any of the above to grab Broxton?

    Thanks!

    • Hoog says:
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      @Enrique: what is the latest news?

      • @Hoog: Supposedly, Broxton will step into the closer role once he’s off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover

  159. OaktownSteve says:
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    Now Perkins. Can anybody close? Great googily moogily

    • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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      @OaktownSteve: wasnt totally his fault. Pauly k led off with a grounder that kicked off the 3rd base bag. He did throw a wild pitch, but they had the second out at home by a mile until plouffe threw it in the dirt from like 10 feet out… That tied it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  160. Spammer Jay says:
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    Drop Delgado for Kazmir ? It’s a FAAB league, so might cost me a bit after the start today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  161. Jake Taylor says:
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    Mr Asche or Mr Ackley? could use the dual position if its close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  162. J-FOH says:
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    So many add/drops in some of my leagues I didn’t even notice Broxton was available.

    • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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      @J-FOH: haha same here.. Thought he had been gone in my rcl..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, your Creeper showed up!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: *wipes brow* that’s right!

  163. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Raja or Moose for Joyce? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai if you don’t need steals

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        C Gomes (lost Ramos)
        1B Encarnacion
        2B Hill
        3B Beltre
        SS Segura
        MI Rollins
        CI Abreu
        OF Rios
        OF Gordon
        OF Aoki
        OF Calhoun
        OF Brantley
        UTL Moose
        BN Raja

        What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think you need Rajai

  164. Kirk says:
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    Hey,
    I have a draft question.

    I am in a 12 team, h2h keeper league that is pretty hard core. We draft this coming Saturday in Denver. The deal is, every year we go to a different MLB city and hold our draft on the first full weekend of the season so we can see a game. We miss the first week for fantasy purposes, but we will eventually see all of the stadiums (we are a third of the way there).

    Anyway, there is not cost for keepers. We keep 6, at least two need to be pitchers. We have a 6×6 format. We replace AVG with OBP, and use SLG as well.

    I have first pick, and my hitting keepers are C Davis, Encarnacion, Bruce, and N Cruz. Encarnacion is 3B elig, and Cruz will be LF elig soon (rather than OF spots we have one each for LF, CF, and RF, along with two UTIL slots. No extra CI or MI and only one C.

    The top hitters available, according to your war room, seem to be:
    Rios, Pedroia, Zimmerman, Andrus, Kinsler, Gordon Donaldson, Pence, Trumbo, Abreu, and Beltran.

    I have been leaning towards Pedroia because he will provide me with a top guy at 2B, along with Runs, some SB’s, OBP, and decent SLG.

    But I have been starting to think perhaps I should draft another HR hitter for a UTIL slot and worry about SBs later. Top HR guys are scarce these days and I already have 4 of them. Maybe I should solidify that even more. What do you think? Which direction would you go? Who would you consider?

    P.S. I am also in Rudy’s NFBC league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t you ask your BFF Rudy?! Kidding… You don’t draft Pedroia for steals…. I’d go Rios then Pedroia…

      • Kirk says:
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        @Grey: What if I have a, ahem, history with Rios? Or I am not that worried about steals yet? Still think I should go with him regardless?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t want to go with him because you have a history with him?

          • Kirk says:
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            @Grey: Yes, a bad history. I had him in 2009 and 2011 and it left a bad taste in my mouth both times. I swore him off. Should I let bygones be bygones?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would

  165. gareth says:
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    Of course It’ll be typical indians luck for both kazmir and harang to pitch Shut out baseball today (Aaron harang lost the 5th starter battle to carrasco and tomlin and was let go at the end of spring training).

    Ubaldo Jimenez no hitter tonight. You’ll see.

    • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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      @gareth: not if big papi has something to do with it…

      • gareth says:
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        @Preziiiiiiiiiiii: I’m sure glad I drafted Curtis granderson over Nelson Cruz tonight “shakes fist at prezi!!!”

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: hey Gareth, what did the CLE announcer call Cespedes a couple of days ago. You said it here, i forget it now, something like “Cesspit Dust”

  166. FrankGrimes says:
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    Cole Tillman Ross Moore Gee Estrada
    Should I speculate on eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Estrada

  167. jacks says:
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    Man Broxton is pretty horrible. K rate under 8 last year, peripherals all in decline. And he’s coming off a forearm injury. I wouldn’t even think about him, but I’m a Nate Jones owner with an itchy trigger finger. Paid a lot of Nate! Damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Jones

  168. royce! says:
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    Went to the Padres game yesterday and noticed that Grandal has a tattoo on his forearm that looked like it could be Taz…texting a buddy about this, I discovered that “Yasmani” autocorrects to “Tazmania” on my phone. I was in a bit of a funk at the game because holy jesus the Padres are the most boring team in baseball, so it cheered me up a bit. A bit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He got a tattoo because of what his name auto corrects to?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yep, that’s my hope!

  169. Chris says:
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    “7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks. So far how does the pitching staff of Alex Wood, Erasmo and Teheran look compared to, say, Kershaw, Darvish and Cliff Lee? Asking for a friend.”

    HAHAHA. I’d say it looks pretty damn good…

    Keep kicking ass, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  170. Los locos says:
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    Should I pick up Charlie Morton he’s dealing right now ?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Los locos:

      I like Chuck. He’s ownable in deep formats, streamable in shallow. Nice at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  171. OaktownSteve says:
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    Feel sorry for all the schmucks who drafted Harper early. He hits 6th! *slaps forehead*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy that even without Ramos, Williams is doing this

  172. Los locos says:
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    Drop straily for Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Los locos says:
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        @Grey: Charlie Morton looks really good through 5ip, 6ks

  173. Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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    Razzball slept on my boy cruz!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s been an afterthought in a lot of drafts this year. Have him in half my leagues. I don’t get it either.

      • Los locos says:
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        @Sky: drop straily for Morton?

        • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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          @Los locos: nope

      • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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        @Sky: i got him in the teens in all drafts. People say injuries but then tulo still goes in the first.. I guess peds? But thats not enough to drop him to rounds where michael saunders is going.. I could see if he went to a shitty team, the risk would feel greater.. But hes in camden yards on a heavy lineup. 14-15th round, thats a risk im willing to take 10/10 times.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I’m with you. Power is power. He’ll have a DL stint but probably bomb about 25 HRs. Hard to turn down given where he’s going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And he was lumpy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You, Nelson Cruz and Sky make a cute couple

      • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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        @Grey: haha were like a roast beef sandwich!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…. I wish I had some roast beef… My teams have started so poorly…

          • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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            @Grey: its obviously still early though…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, I feel like Steve, but I need some hitting….

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Only if we were Mormon would three people be called a couple.

  174. Brett says:
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    Gray

    How much faab do you bid on smoak? 12 team 100 budget 1 min bid

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if you need him… $5

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    Matt Moore has no idea where it’s going when he lets it go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, none at all

  176. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Miller have multiple games last season where he hit 2 homeruns? I swear he’s done this at least two other times in his short MLB career. Miller Time likes to double fist!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: he had 2 days like that last year. i owned him everywhere the day of the first. it was weird too since he didn’t have a lot of total homers last year.

    • Eddy says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: he has more multiple-HR games (4) than solo HR games (2). First ever in MLB so far.

  177. goodfold2 says:
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    did i read you told somebody (wasn’t in keeper context) to drop asche for flores? i had to have read that wrong

  178. Eric W says:
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    Watching the broadcast of the Astros/Yanks game and Minute Maid park sounds like it has the acoustics of a mostly empty Holiday Inn indoor pool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  179. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now that i’ve got melancon almost everywhere he’d getting dink and dunked.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: melancon just got the kind of luck nobody deserves, a double play that didn’t happen.

  180. Oppo Taco says:
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    drop yelich for bonafacio? or hold. it is a keeper but my team looks potentially light on avg/sb….thoughts? Asche and ozuna are there too. thanks grey
    c – aj pierzysnski
    1b – goldy
    2b – hill
    3b – gyorko
    ss – segura
    of – mccutchen
    of – joey bats
    of – j up
    util – rizzo
    util – vmart
    bench – miller, yelich, buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold, he’s not playing anyway…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I meant, he’s not going to play on your team

  181. goodfold2 says:
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    this year really seems to be the worst (and fastest) closepocalypse ever. this is the list of guys who have already bad bad innings/blown saves/lost jobs/injuries
    jones (bad inning and lost job before that)
    parnell (bad/injured/job loss)
    henderson (unexplained job loss, probably short term)
    nathan (terrible)
    perkins (terrible)
    johnson (terrible)
    reed (terrible half the time)
    holland (not good)
    santos (got hit hard)
    chapman (injured)
    so 1/3rd of entire closer set (9 of them since saturday night) have had bad things happen to them (at best only 1 bad inning).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every April it’s like this

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: even 2 years ago it wasn’t that many in 4 days. really 3.

  182. BKK says:
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    Buehrle absolutely mistily ing rays hitters with 81 MPH FB. 11K’s

    • BKK says:
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      @BKK: mystifying, rather

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How Many Altuves does it take to reach the moon?

      • BKK says:
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        @Grey: Ha, that’s in honor of my 2nd RCL team Jose’s Jeros. Answer: 233,930,219 Jose Altuves

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

          • BKK says:
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            @Grey: How many Altuve’s does it take to bat clean-up?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              17,000?

  183. Lord says:
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    Would you pick up Smoak if you have Lind, Matt Adams, and Billy Butler on your squad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  184. royce! says:
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    Jays don’t trust Santos too much…3 run lead, 2 out in the 9th, Santos gave up a walk and they pulled him for Cecil to face Joyce. As a Santos owner, I declare this decidedly not cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, watching it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wasn’t hurt was he?

      • BKK says:
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        @Grey: no, Joyce was PH and Gibbons wanted a L,L matchup so he brought in Cecil to face his first batter of the season!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, thought so

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: What BKK said

  185. Eric W says:
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    Any one starting Paxton tonight or am I going to be walking this road alone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why you wouldn’t start him

  186. gareth says:
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    Razzball in Cleveland was a blast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are we gonna see video?

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: Me and Mike did get on camera with the mighy Canadian. If the footage is useable then yes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

        • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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          @gareth: will you say everything 3 times ?

  187. herschel says:
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    Cingrani! Sonofabench. Damn weekly leagues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you bench him?

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: stupid weekly league. went with two starts from erasmo over him (as well as teheran, gio, cole and anibal).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  188. Eric W says:
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    Latroy Hawkins implosion in 3…2…1…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: That coulda been a WHOLE lot worse

        • Eric W says:
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          @Game of Throws: Yeah Gincarlo yanked that ball just foul, but damn it was crushed. For what it is worth however Hawkins was getting killed by the ump with that K-zone.

  189. gareth says:
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    I have Hawkins. Stephen would’ve pitch better tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  190. Carlos says:
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    Erasmo or Eo-valocity?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  191. gareth says:
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    My favorite “it’s early” stat?

    Emilio Bonifacio is hitting .800.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: hey gareth what did that CLE announcer call Cespedes a few days ago, i’m gonna call my NL only team drafting tomorrow that name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That[‘s not odd, I projected him to hit .800 this year

  192. gareth says:
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    Grimm. Strop. Schlitter.

    Please keep acquiring amusingly named pitchers Theo. It makes the world a better place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  193. Wake Up says:
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    Watching the Papelbon implosion…

    he’s throwing bp…

    • Red Barons says:
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      @Wake Up: Time to pick up Bastardo? Closerpocolypse continues!!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Red Barons: Walk off walk…I would if you have room…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Red Barons: there’s the 11th out of 30.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @goodfold2: he was sitting at 90 all night…a very hittable 90…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, real ugly

  194. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    which of these over Jones (or none), i already have 3 other closers for 4 RP slots. 10 team league so i can stash 1 of these spots for whoever is longest term closer. until today i was gonna just for sure stash jones.
    fields/farquar/parnell/qualls/delabar/hoover.
    now i see why papelbon was around in as many leagues as i wanted to have him.

  195. Slappy says:
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    The Dickman sucks. The Papsmear sucks. The only one who appears to not suck is the Bastard. And forgive or indulge, or both, my use of the English language.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  196. Moe says:
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    cingrani throwing ched tonight

  197. bill@bong.com says:
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    S. Santos or F. Rodriguez? Can only keep one – who would you guys go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      K-Rod

  198. Alan says:
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    Hey Grey, if you had Belt AND Ortiz (1B elig) in 5 keeper league. One of my keepers is Freeman but I need some speed and to free up util. You cool with a trade of Freeman for Choo?

    C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3OF, 2UT

    7×7 with OBP and SLG too

    Thanks as always.

    Take care

    Matt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  199. nick the dick says:
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    yo G,
    10 team h2h 6×6 with batter k’s and losses
    trade my werth/simmons/d-rob for his heyward and middlebrooks? Have 4 other closers (koji, balfour, cishek, poopie g) would try to counter with a lesser closer first (balfour or poopie) but worst case scenario d-rob. Good deal either way? Would open a spot for streaming or save hunting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  200. The Thumb says:
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    Gyorko up to 6 K’s through 9 ABs now?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @The Thumb: he heard about the opening for brett wallace tryouts.

  201. Wake Up says:
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    Fields on the other hand looked very sharp…

    SAGNOF!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wake Up: meanwhile veras is number 12.

  202. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now that fields actually got save this look right
    fields>hoover>jones>qualls

  203. Red Barons says:
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    Today is national blown saves day. Can’t wait for Grey’s writeup tomorrow.

  204. gareth says:
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    Scraping the bottom of the closer barrel and drafting Hawkins and veras seemed like a good idea at the time……..

  205. Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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    Stream wandy tomorrow. Thank me later.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Can I thank the Stream-O-Nator instead?

      • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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        @Sky: havent even seen the SON yet this year! If SON had him high before this long ass game then i double down on my previous advice.

        No hitter!

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Preziiiiiiiiiiii: I believe that it will be impossible to defeat the GreWakPrez triangle of BraMilla this year!!!

          • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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            @Wake Up: haha we will conquer all with our shaped prayers!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha, good call!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @gareth: hey big ass!

  206. Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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    Ha! B hamilton trying to bunt his way on… Poor guy..

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Preziiiiiiiiiiii: HA!
      Bah but wah what about all those sah steals Prez?

      • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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        @Wake Up: cant st st st st steal with a .180 OBP!

  207. Jay

    Jay says:
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    JOOOOOHHHNNNSON! *shakes fist at sky

  208. MB says:
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    Do you like Farquar or Ogando more for holds? I can keep Ogando in my SP spot to allow me to have 5 in my RP slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Farquhar

  209. frankgrimes says:
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    I hate fucking closers!

    • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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      @frankgrimes: start fucking catchers then…

  210. gareth says:
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    I feel better about Hawkins and veras now.

    Thanks jim Johnson!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  211. Booty says:
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    smoaked it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  212. Red Barons says:
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    Sonovabench! Rizzo and Hart twiddling their thumbs on my bench… at least I got Kinsler’s HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Preziiiiiiiiiiii says:
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      Wow… I sat votto for hart today!!

      Im not a genius, just heard they wouldnt play in cinci… Whew!

      Im the smartest dumbass youll ever meet!

  213. gareth says:
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    Serious man crush on Michael Brantley right now.

    Also – axford bucked the trend tonight.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: pretty sure only guy not named kimbrel (and technically hawkins) to that today. good god Papelnuts was terrible. and johnson’s now been terrible twice out of 2.

  214. gareth says:
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    In all fairness Grey has touted Brantley for months.

    It Makes me happy to have some Indians players relevant in fantasy. The last few years have been rather sparse…….

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: i think years in brantley’s case.

  215. gareth says:
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    G3!

  216. Alan says:
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    Do you like Choo/Belt or Crisp/Freeman in OPS/AVG league this season?

    Gracias

  217. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Do you think Cecil has any part of the closer position at this point after tonight’s save?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: mentioned above that it was about lefty matchup. but still, that does happen so maybe it’s committee. plus he hasn’t looked great for 2 days now. lots of walks and doubles (santos i mean)

  218. Rixo13 says:
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    What do you think about my team?
    8 Man league – Rotisserie (5 pitching,5 batting categories)

    C – Rosario
    1 – Freeman
    2 – Cano
    SS – Segura
    3 – Wright
    Of – Jones
    Of – Bautista
    Of – Gordon
    Util – Rios
    Bench – Marte

    P – A. Sanchez
    P – Zimmerman
    P – Bailey
    P – Cobb
    Rp – Grilli
    Bench – Teheran
    Bench – Liriano

  219. henncoop says:
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    I assume trading J Fer for Cano would be a thumbs up ? Even if I add to add RP Fields to make it more even?
    The Cano owner is on the outs with the league for trying to trade Cano & Colon for OF E Young & RP Soriano ( which was of course overturned). So now he seems to want to trade Cano just out of spite.
    No worries about Cano & his relative mediocrity @ Safeco? Make the offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cano

  220. henncoop says:
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    Sorry guess I should add my current staff would then be Sale, Cobb, Gio, Kluber, Erasmo, W Peralta, & Hughes.
    I would drop Hughes & try to put a bid in for Eovaldi either way. Any guess as to what type of bid on $1000 bid pool I might put out there? This kid looks impressive thus far ….worth a bit of a gamble? Although there are NO free agent pickups ….just the BB pool $$.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should not own Hughes

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: as always …thanks!!

  221. thesportsguy says:
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    10 Team Al 5×5, 1 catcher only

    Who is better at Utility?

    Pierzynski, Roberts or Joyce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

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