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I’m going to live tweet this post:  Tweet:  #pitchingissodeep, we can lose every third starter and still have enough pitchers to go around. Tweet:  Pitching isso deep?  What’s an isso?  Tweet:  Why do I care where you ate dinner?  And why am I following you?  Tweet:  @SolangeKnowles I’d hold the elevator door for you.  Tweet:  Twitter bores me.  I’m done with this.  So, there you have it, our first live tweet post.  I’m so hip; tweeting shizz like a baller!  Why do I think ballers don’t use many semi-colons?  Is there a less hip punctuation mark?  Jose Fernandez has an elbow sprain, which is code for you’re fudged in the effhole if you own him.  If you want, I’ll form a prayer rhombus with you, but I gotta be honest, since I don’t own him, my heart won’t be in the rhombus.  I’ll be faking the rhombus.  You’re better off with someone else.  Until Andrew Heaney is ready (June), the Marlins are likely to fill their empty rotation spot with Brad Hand or Kevin Slowey.  Too bad they can’t find room for both, then they can get The Pointer Sisters to sing, “I want a rotation with a Slowey, Hand.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tom Koehler – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  The Regression Fairies drive a PT Cruiser, they’ve seen Celine Dion in concert — four times, and they will rip your heart out.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-3, 3 runs and the slam & legs.  It wasn’t all great yesterday for Yelich because his mom forgot to pick him up after the game and he had to take the bus back to the hotel.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer and 4th in the last nine days.  I like May Pweeg a lot.  I hope June Pweeg can do some romancing of my stones too.

Carlos Quentin – Could be activated on Tuesday.  If so, ESPN reported that on Tuesday the Padres lineup will be fully intact for the first time since September 2012.  In September 2012, they were 13-13, so expectations are sky high.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  After every pitcher yesterday got pounded in the early games, I feel like a heel asking Porcello for more Ks, and now my hand smells like my foot.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs, hitting .315.  This was his 4th homer and 5th steal.  I sure hope he’s caught Hunter Pence’s stat OCD and wants to keep his homers and steals close.  I Hope, Part II:  I’m Greedy, Y’all! he stays healthy and gets 20 homers and steals.  It’s the least he could do for me (he owes me nothing).

Steve Clevenger – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Best day for The Clevenger since it gave girls on South Beach half-off if they’re wearing their bikini.

Alex Cobb – Will begin his rehab assignment on Saturday, which means he’s about three weeks away.  From my mouth to Giancarlo’s ears.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer.  Meanwhile, Jesus Montero keeps trying to walk across a swimming pool.

Stefen Romero – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’d say he’s swinging a hot bat, but he’s hitting under .200 in the last week so Romero will make me look like a joker.

James Jones – 2-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .391, but will almost definitely be benched today vs. a lefty, so I wouldn’t yet drink the Jim Jones Kool-Aid.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last 3 days.  What’s that white billowing substance emitting from a burning hot schmotato?

Felix Hernandez – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA is up to 3.03.  Rarely is there ever a buying opportunity for F-Her, without catching solicitation charges, but this could be a chance.

CC Sabathia – Headed to see Dr. James Andrews about the fluid in his knee.  Sabathia should see if the good doctor can turn it into a snow globe.  That would be cool.

Mark Teixeira – Didn’t start due to groin tightness.  TMI!

Carlos Beltran – Headed for an MRI on his hyperextended elbow.  That’s what happens when you try to tie your shoelaces without bending over.

Hiroki Kuroda – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  People who were just born this year, let’s call them babies, aren’t going to ever understand the value Kuroda once had in mixed leagues that he no longer possesses, due mostly because babies don’t understand anything but lactating boobs.

Derek Jeter – 3-for-4.  Jeter’s always hit the Mets well.  Even when they were the 19th century New York Metropolitans.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and a slam & legs.  He only has 8 steals on the year, which makes me think age is starting to catch up to him.  He only seems young compared to other Yankees.

Yangervis Solarte – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting near .450 in the last week.  Did you know Solarte is Spanish for ‘hot schmotato on the sun?’

Bartolo Colon – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Speaking of lactating boobs.  Wasn’t that what Bartolo had injected into his elbow to get new life on his fastball?  What did you think I meant?  You’re silly!  By the by, how many times has the phrase lactating boobs been used in your other fantasy sources?

Rafael Montero – With Mejia moving to the bullpen, Rafael becomes the 3rd Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle to make the pros, joining Miguel(angelo) and Jesus Dontahitto.  No word yet on Leonardo.  I went over Montero yesterday, saying, “Prospect Scott already gave you his Rafael Montero fantasy.  It only disparaged me three times.  His numbers in Triple-A are outstanding — 8.9 K/9, 3.67 ERA — when you consider he’s pitching in the PCL, which is the equivalent to pitching on the moon.  I grabbed him in one deeper mixed league.”  And that’s me quoting me linking to Scott!

Curtis Granderson –  2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  After the game, Grandy was happy to be back in Yankee Stadium saying, “It’s nice to be able to see the outfield fence from the batter’s box.”

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Fun fact!  When Schwarzenegger’s maid told the media about their love child, her English wasn’t great and said the baby was d’Arnold’s.

Eric Young Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and the slam & legs.  EY because SAGNOF is a trust exercise.  As long as you’re not trusting John Axford for anything.

Krispie Young – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He’s four for his last ten.  Warm it up, Krispie, I hope he’s about to!

Kyle Farnsworth – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  It’s hard to know if this means anything in relation to Jeurys Familia because he had pitched three days in a row.  Hold tight, young, prematurely balding man.

Tim Lincecum – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER,6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I’ve been looking for a starter to replace Alex Wood, and I’ve got a winner.  Notice the lack of an exclamation mark.  I’m scared, or scurred if Mystikal is reading.  Lincecum’s peripherals just look so damn good — 9.6 K/9, 3.1 BB/9 and 3.19 xFIP — that I couldn’t resist.

Angel Pagan – 3-for-4, 2 steals.  I get it; your knees are fine.  Message received!

Tyler Colvin – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Matthew Berry’s keeper league is looking up!

Gavin Floyd – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Gavin, you’re the reason I had to do the petrified waiver grab with Lincecum, and I will hold you personally responsible if it blows up in my face.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Wow, he has 7 homers?  I own him in a league and I thought he had, like, two.  Did he sneak into the scorekeeper’s office?

B.J. Upton – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  For everyone that dropped B.J., he says you can suck it.

Martin Perez – MRI revealed no tear in his UCL.  Dr. James Andrews said, “That’s because you didn’t let me look at it.”

Colby Lewis – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Asstros.  Sure, yesterday was a gimme — hey, gimme died, say please! — but Lewis has looked solid since he returned when you ignore his 4.99 ERA and look at his K and walk rates and his xFIP.  Not ‘every start’ decent, but decent streamer for matchups, which is not his next start on the Stream-o-Nator.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  After Odor’s homer, the entire Rangers dugout should’ve pinched their nose.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer and third this week.  It was around this time last year that he got scorching hot too.  Somebody set their iCal to remind April Grey of this next year.  Thanks!

Brad Peacock - 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Keep getting strikeouts like that Peacock, and your owners are gonna spray all over the bathroom wall.

Josh Collmenter – 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks as he gave up a homer to T Moore in a battle of Razzball commenters.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting near .400 in the last week with five steals.  Hot schmotato alert!

Addison Reed – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save. This was only his 2nd blown save, but he’s got a 5.03 ERA and has given up runs in four of his last five games.  Meanwhile, his setup man, Brad Ziegler, has a 0.86 ERA.  In two leagues, I speculated on Ziegler, but I don’t think it’s only a matter of time.

Jordan Zimmermann – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Was a bad day yesterday to be a J-Z.

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer to go along with Tyler Moore‘s 1-for-4 and 3rd homer and Ian Desmond‘s 5th homer as he also went 1-for-4.  Somewhere in baseball heaven, Earl Weaver is smiling down, taking a moment from arguing with an angel.

Jesse Chavez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.44.  I wonder if his terrific year so far is some kind of crazy tie-in with the new Cesar Chavez film.  Never trust Hollywood!

Jim Johnson – The ninth went like this:  Abad gave up a quick earned run, then Johnson entered and gave up a quick earned run, and then Sean Doolittle got the equally quick save.  If you’re scoring at home, an impotent A’s bullpen went Abad, Johnson, Doolittle.  Next save should be Doolittle or Gregerson.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  When he hits a home run, I always think he’s going to go on a hot streak — Dayan day out.  It doesn’t work out that way as often.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer as he chased Jesse Chavez from the game in the 9th.  The Grande Dolor!  To add insult to injury, Frank Thomas owned Jesse Chavez on his fantasy team.

Tyler Lyons – 4 IP, 9 ER.  Peg boy.

Mike Olt – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer and 4th this week.  He’s hitting around .160 vs. righties so it’s hard to recommend this llama for an everyday start, especially watching him make an out against Daniel Descalso, but I did pick him up over the weekend (and dropped him prior to yesterday, because I rosterbate so much I’m gonna go blind).

Junior Lake – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The Cubs are content platooning him, though he’s a righty that hits righties better, according to his splits, but Lake’s sample size is about the same size as yours coming out of a lake.

Emilio Bonifacio – 4-for-5, 5 runs.  Was nice to not have any pitchers going yesterday, besides Porcello.  Maybe MLB worked out the logistics to the strongly-worded email I sent them that they should allow steroids one day a week.  My opener, “Mr. Bud Selig, remove your toupee right now, I don’t want it falling into your eyes midway through my email.”

Ian Stewart – To the DL with a hand contusion.  Tough blow for his fans, the Stewart Root Bears, who are frothing for anything to cheers to.

C.J. Wilson – 6 IP, 5 ER.  Curtis Jackson’s owners might’ve wished they traded him for Fiddy Cents on the dollar.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  I just talked about Cron in yesterday’s radio (podcast? television?) show.  Go there, listen to that.

Colby Rasmus – I was like, “It’s a short schedule day, where’s Rasmus in the highlights?”  Then I see he left the game due to a tight hamstring, and I was like, “It’s a short schedule day, where’s Rasmus in the highlights?”  Totally forgetting what I had just saw.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Next year, I’m going to rank him very high in my 2nd baseman rankings.  I’m typing this from the backseat of my DeLorean.  Next to me is Gyorko, “People aren’t taking my Lawrie love seriously, because of you, Gyorko, now start hitting as we go back…to the present!”

Mark Buehrle – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, moving his ERA to 2.04 and record to 7-1.  Your American League All-Star Game starting pitcher is…Mark Buehrle!  “Don’t do it, it’s a trap!”  That’s Atlee Hammaker.

Jose Bautista – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  On Dwayne Murphy’s LinkedIn page, it’s a picture of Bautista.  I know, because I got invited to friend him.  In fact, I think I’ve been invited to friend every person in the world.  Stop with the spam emails, LinkedIn, and, no, I don’t want to be Willie Aames’s LinkedIn friend!

From Around The Web

  1. frankgrimes says:
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    you’re so smooth vaping on the “radio” video show ha

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @frankgrimes: It’s actually the ‘Razzball Radio on TV via the Web of Anaheim Show’. Sheeesh, it’s not that difficult.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Nick The Podcast Host:
        haha
        is it just me or does the set seem awkward?
        the monitor (with a slight delay) behind you
        nick staring straight ahead into the camera
        someone knows better than I do

        • Nick The Podcast Host

          Nick The Podcast Host says:
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          @frankgrimes: It’s Grey’s natural delay, he was born with it, doesn’t like when I bring it up. I tried sitting slightly angled to Grey in the first show. What say you Frank?

          • Nico

            Nico says:
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            @Nick The Podcast Host: Grey’s awesome on the Made for Radio Movie you call Razzball Radio. So many ppl hatin on the lack of fantasy talk, but honestly, we have at least 4000 words a day on the razzball site.. gimme some entertainment! Also, I feel like this is Grey’s chance for a reality show: Real Razzball Cougs of Internet Radio/TV!

            • Nick The Podcast Host

              Nick The Podcast Host says:
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              @Nico: Dude! I’m negotiating the concept with Spike TV. Don’t give it away!

  2. Beam Me up Scottay says:
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    Who do you think is in the rotation first, Stroman or Healey?

  3. Emporers Monkey says:
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    Can we just put the whole goddamned league on the DL and call it a season?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Emporers Monkey: Wait until my team is in first.

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Emporers Monkey: Bring back the drugs! And PEDs for the players too!

      • Emporers Monkey says:
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        @Nick The Podcast Host: They don’t make enough drugs to save my teams or numb me from the pain they’re causing me, ha ha.

        I need Cingrani and Ryu to come back strong ASAP or I’m doomed for sure.

        • Nick The Podcast Host

          Nick The Podcast Host says:
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          @Emporers Monkey: Obviously you haven’t been to Denver lately. Roadtrip!

  4. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Jo-Fer DL’d means I get to make a FA grab. I’m pretty much out with him and Bryce captaining my dl sqaud. Anyway, its a keeper league (NL roto 5×5) Pick one:

    Pick one: Wilmer Flores, Will “Fresh Prince” Smith, Chris Withrow, Chase Anderson

    • Psychedelic Floyd says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: I really like Will Smith, he’s been great for K’s and gets a good amount of work in the Brewers pen. I think he is possibly in line for saves in the future, maybe not this season if they don’t trade K-Rod but next season I could definitely see him taking over the closer role at some point, and the fact he already got a save chance when K-Rod wasn’t available is a good sign they trust him quite a bit. So in a keeper league I think he’s a good guy to grab, I own him in my 2 dynasty leagues.

      Withrow would be my next guy, he’s been great this season and is also probably next in line for saves in LA if Jansen somehow blows up for like a 2 week stretch. I don’t think they’d go back to League after what happened last year, but the way managers are handling their bullpen’s this year I wouldn’t be surprised if that did happen though. On a purely skills basis, Withrow should definitely be the next one up.

      How many Keepers is it? I guess if you don’t end up keeping all of your roster, middle relievers aren’t really carried over from season to season… so the Fresh Prince would be my choice, I think there’s a greater chance K-Rod implodes or gets traded than KenJan blows up and loses his job.

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Psychedelic Floyd: Thanks for the well thought out reply. I love the fresh prince too.

  5. anchovies says:
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    though this fit better in yesterdays post (and a fine post it was!), im pasting in here in hopes you’ll read this before the clock strikes 4 am in e.s.t\

    been offered 2 trades, which i dont like…but i need a change.

    Cruz/Boagarts OR Frieri for Longo (could use help pitching…and with power hitting)

    OR

    C.Davis (bal) and A Gordon for MY Longo/Price. Longoria is one of my few bright spots…i guess.

    how you feeling rafael montero? drop familia and look elsewhere?

    trifecta question…but i havent posted all week.

    thanks and any adivce is appreciated.

    12 team h2h yahoo league.

    my outfield is Cain, Marte, Ozuna, Jennings and im currently carrying 3 third basemen:
    Longo, Headly, Flores.

    thanks!!!

  6. Matt Baumer says:
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    Do you see cespedes being better than david ortiz in 6×6 ops?

    IE should i deal ortiz for cespedes?

    Hilarious Perez blurb

    Thanks

  7. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    there can only be one (of these)
    milone vs WSOX
    mccarthy vs WAS (SON likes this more than i would’ve thought)
    doubront @MIN

      • @Yescheese: McCarthy’s got one of the best Twitter accounts in baseball. Things are valued differently in the digital world.

      • Aero says:
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        @Yescheese: But the SON’s one true love will always be Joe Blanton.

        • @Aero: Heh. That’s right … I forgot about that fetish. It was inexplicable!

      • Robby D says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:
        I went with Doubront, but Milone was owned in my league. Probably still would have gone with Doubront because it seems like guys have career days when they visit the Twins.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Robby D: yeah, i hate Doubront, but he does occasionally show K upside, and MIN is perfect for that kind of thing.

  8. Chicken Dinner says:
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    This Seimen situation is making a mess of my bed…uh, lineup sheets. Should I dump this load for say…..Beckham, Hicks, Flores? Lineups set weekly.

  9. Andrew says:
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    Doubront is an $8 tomorrow at Minn. He’s been pretty bad this year though, would you stream him in a 12 teamer tomorrow?

    • Bombo Rivera says:
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      @Andrew: SON had Tyler Lyons at $16 yesterday, so if my math is correct, Doubront will give up 18 runs in 4 IP with 1 K.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Bombo Rivera: Ha yea that hurt me too

        • @Bombo Rivera: @JeF With 1 F: I hate when the site’s tools aren’t 100% accurate. I for one think MLB should use Razzball’s tools rather than actual games to determine winners and losers. But they’re stuck in the past.

          • Yescheese says:
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            @Enrique: Selig!

          • Bombo Rivera says:
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            @Enrique: Sorry, I didn’t mean to take the SON’s name in vain.

            I thought Lyons was worth a shot since the Cubs have had trouble scoring runs lately. I don’t blame a projection system for my bad call.

            • @Bombo Rivera: I made the same bad call. I was torn between Lyons and Lincecum. Wish I could have taken that one back.

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Enrique:

                these tools are just for the pink hats .

                do your own thinking and your own research ,
                and then , if you must , compare your findings
                and your thoughts in your search for validation ,
                but don’t rely on their “stats” to do your thinking for you .
                that’s the lazy approach .

                and , please , these comments are meant for everyone ,
                and not just Enrique .
                so , let me ask ALL of you this question :
                why is it that Grey often says , in response to your questions ,
                “what does SON have to say ?” ????
                could it be that :
                a) he’s done the research on the pitchers that interest him ,
                and your pitcher isn’t one of them (for that day) ,
                b) he doesn’t rely on SON’s findings
                (if he did , don’t you think he ‘d memorize them ?) ,
                or ,
                c) yes virginia , and 4 girl readers , there IS a ” c ” ,
                B O T H

                cust kayin .

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @Bombo Rivera: You forgot to carry the 2.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Nick The Podcast Host: Lets face it…this was still Tyler Lyons…..Cant hold SONs feet to the fire for Tyler Lyons Ha!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: what tricked me the most was how good he looked in his last start, i’m from STL and saw the whole thing. He was hitting corners and his ball actually had movement, yesterday, no such things.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: now they’re saying he has a sore shoulder, possible that’s why he was so bad yesterday.

  10. BlameItOnHoffman says:
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    In a points league, which side would you take on these trades? Wins are 7 pts, losses -4
    1. Nasty Nate Eovaldi and Michael Brantley for Carlos Beltran
    2. Ryan Braun for Julio Teheran
    3. Braun (again) for Jordan Zimmermann and Eovaldi
    Thanks Grey, and great column again

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @BlameItOnHoffman: Brantley , Braun , and Braun. Beltran already breaking down ,as for Braun power hitters with speed are impossible to replace.

  11. Bertchr22 says:
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    Great article. Rasmus blurb had me laughing.

    Pick two ROS: Stroman, R. Montero, McHugh

    Pick one ROS: Scooter or Ackley

    Pick one : Ackley, Maybin, Lake, Bradley Jr, Venable, Bourn, De Aza, Cain, Span, Saunders, Colabello, Lagares, Joyce, or Choice.

    I can either drop Scooter for Ackley and take one of these OF’s or keep Scooter and add one of these OF’s, Ackley included.

    I’m thinking dump Scooter for Ackley and add Venable.

    And for the pitcher question I’m thinking I go with Montero and McHugh. I own Stroman and I want to make sure giving him up isn’t a dumb move.

    Thanks for the help!

    Keep up the GREAT work.

    • Bertchr22 says:
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      @Bertchr22: I guess add Hicks and Owings to the Ackley/Scooter question.

      15tm we use OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bertchr22: Thanks! Stroman, Montero… Ackley…Venable

  12. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    heaney is ready now .
    it’s the marlins , who aren’t ready .

  13. fausto says:
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    1. Drop Johnson for Familia?(own Frieri/Shaw) weird league, 5 teams have no RP.

    2. Still buying Middlebrooks hitting 20hr? i just traded Alvarez for SP (leaves me Rizzo/Edwin @1b/3b. Morneau/Hosmer/Middlebrooks @CI). Need the HRs.

    3. EYJ as sagnof, Outfielderly speaking with Marte/Gomez hurting in real-life. Dicker with Dickerson, Joyce, or Chron for stats? I’d be dropping Taijuan or Roark or a corner guy..its a standard weekly 5×5 yahoo h2h need stats now, one bad week pretty much separates 10th place from 1st place..

    Need a 2nd opinion about as much as Jo-Fer does.
    Thanks as always.

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: You answer more questions than BING guaranteed… its much appreciated.

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @fausto: Next time I’m in StL we’re hitting Social House. Book the band.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: 1. Kelly Johnson? 2. Hopefully 3. Joyce

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Grey: hey fausto. in 1 he meant jim johnson. is that the spot Nick where the STL 32 in 32 (times?) 32 is gonna be?

  14. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” From my mouth to Giancarlo’s ears. ”

    watch your tongue , young man !

  15. costaricanchata says:
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    ” … an impotent A’s bullpen went Abad, Johnson, Doolittle. ”
    shouldn’t that be Doeslittle ?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @costaricanchata: More like Does_more_with_less.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @costaricanchata: great point. Someone get Sean Doolittle to change his name to make that joke grammatically correct!

  16. Jesus, Duda says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    Keep up the good work!
    2 questions-

    1. Better 2B ROS-
    Murphy’s law or Kendrick, Howie met your mother?

    2. Which side you prefer overall?
    Segura +Gattis or Pence + Montero?

    Thanks!

  17. Ante GALIC says:
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    Dear Grey!

    Gr8 article! Have 100% committed to your cause. To wit, I am using my work e-mail for comments!!! That’s like a girlfriend committing to let a guy go all the way to 3rd base on a second date!
    Had a funny story to relate. Chavez is definitely on the set of the new ‘Dukes of Hazard’ tv series…Get it? He’s Uncle Jessie.
    [Daisy Duke]: Hey, Uncle Jessie! That was some mighty fine pitching you all threw there last night.
    [Uncle Jessie]: Why thank you, miss Daisy.
    [Daisy Duke]: If it’s all right, I’d like to go fishing with you all Uncle Jessie. Just the two of us. What do you all say?
    [Uncle Jessie]: Well now, miss Daisy, it would be okay. We’ll bring a blanket for a picnic afterwards.

    To be continued, b/c SON does not like Uncle Jessie’s next start. Cheers!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Ante GALIC: that is a nice generational boundary. Do you associate Uncle Jessie (Jesse) with Dukes of Hazzard or Full House?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Hah! only the Dukes of Hazzard, sorry for the initial spelling error. Full house is there in my memory bank just associated with too many cliches and corny one-liners and father-knows-best crap.

  18. SteveNZ says:
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    We starting Cash and Masterson in 12-teamers? SON isn’t thrilled about either…

    • Swagger Jackers says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’m gonna pass on the cash this time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Prolly, but I don’t know the matchups

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Cash @ CIN, Masterson @ TOR.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d bench both…Start Cash first if have to

  19. bossmanjunior says:
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    Cobb has already thrown two stimulated games and should only need 2 rehab starts, so we are likely looking at him being 2 weeks away.

    • @bossmanjunior: Hope you’re right. My starting pitching can use some help.

      • Justin says:
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        @Enrique: Same here. The last 2 weeks have been rough with Anibal, Cobb, And Cingrani on the Dl. I’m just thanking my lucky stars and knocking on wood. No MAJOR injuries. BEst of luck to you guys ROS

        • @Justin: Knock on Wood? Are you trying to make Travis or Alex Wood get injured now? Have a heart, man!

  20. Brian says:
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    Which side in a keeper? Billy H and Hosmer, or Carlos Gomez and Alex Cobb? My team blows, but I have Goldie, Harp, Machado, X as keepers. Gomez is one too, need one more.

    • Justin says:
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      @Brian: Gomez/Cobb for me

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Brian: Gomez

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Brian: Gomey.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Brian: Gomez and Cobb…it’s not really close for me .

  21. Red Barons says:
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    Worth dropping Castro for a waiver claim on Sal Pérez? I need more help with avg than power. Or are they pretty much the same person?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Red Barons: You damn right its worth it

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Red Barons:

      do you really have to waste a waiver claim ?
      can’t you just wait ??

      • Red Barons says:
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        @costaricanchata: Well, it’s not that big of a waste since I’m #10 in a 12-team league (claimed Frieri the other day). For everybody else, such strong reactions since they put up the same numbers last season and look pretty close this season (both of them are low on avg comparatively). In real baseball there’s no question, Perez all the way… but this isn’t real baseball.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Red Barons:

          true .
          and , so you only have to worry about
          the 11th and 12th waiver wire teams ,
          since you can’t control what the 1st 9 teams are going to do .
          do those 2 teams have a potential interest in sal perez ?
          if not , then wait … and just pick him up .
          who knows ?
          you could be working your way back up that ladder .
          it’s still early .

  22. ‘morning Grey.

    Right now my patchwork closer corps (14-team redraft roto) are made up of Shaw, Familia, and Axford. Would you switch any of them for JSmith, Doolittle, Gregerson, Ziegler, or Britton? Or should I hold tight? If you think it’s a good idea to make a change, please give me your top couple of choices from the FA list since one may be gone by the time you see this.

    Ax seems like the oat likely candidate to get the axe, but I’m worried he’ll figure things out and earn the job back. But I suspect you’ll say go for saves now or in the very near term.

    In another league, I’ll soon have Anibal coming off the DL and would like to stash someone in that spot … I don’t have any particular needs on this team. Who is a better DL stash between TWalker, Profar, and Motte?

    Thanks!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Enrique:

      motte has the potential to make a greater impact .

      • @Enrique: @costaricanchata: Hmmm, thanks. Motte would have been my last choice from that trio. I’m mostly interested in the closer part of the question but now I’m especially eager to get Grey’s view and any others on the part about the injured playahs.

  23. Nimrod says:
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    Odor comment was great. I picked up Lind to replace Belt. Smoak and Cron are on the FA wire. Who do you like better? Thanks.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Nimrod: I like Cron. Linds good but constantly battling back issues and doesn’t hit lefties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: Thanks! Cron for now

  24. im really sad about jose. I cant make a push now…. :` (

  25. Hunter says:
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    Grey and fellow posters… Some guy in my league offered me Kershaw for my Morneau and Cody Allen. What am I missing? Was Kersaw’s velocity way down? This guy isn’t generally an idiot, so I’m suspicious.

    • Justin says:
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      @Hunter: I would take that offer and run. And then I would try to move Kersh for some first round talent quickly.

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @Hunter: Just logged into your account and clicked accept for ya. You’re welcome.

  26. FMFBL says:
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    Let me get some of that rhombus action!

    Last year I added JoFer in our keeper league so I can keep him and sacrifice my last pick and he’ll stay at that value forever. Is it stupid to hold him into next yr seeing as we only keep 4?

    Also- who are you stashing, Gaus, Bauer, Heaney, someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FMFBL: Prolly on J-Fer… Bauer

  27. Ray ordonez says:
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    Hey Grey. Pickup chase Anderson or stroman and drop jim johnson? Or hold onto Johnson (pun sort of intended). I have melancon and lindstrom and Only allowed to start two relief pitchers at a time. Thanks in advance.

    • Ray ordonez says:
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      @Ray ordonez: another option would be liriano to pick up for Johnson. Someone just dropped him

  28. sul says:
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    I have Greinke, Sale, and Baumgarner, which one would you dangle as trade bait? I have enough pitching to make up for the loss.

  29. stynyr says:
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    Sit or start Wheeler v NYY?

    Have Heaney at N/A slot. If/when he gets called up, who do I drop if anyone?

    My SPs: Kershaw, Hammel, Eovaldi, Smiley, Wacha, Teheran, Beckett, Wheeler, Kazmir, Cingrani (DL)

    RPs: Perkins, Hawkins, Rondon

    • Nick The Podcast Host

      Nick The Podcast Host says:
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      @stynyr: Sit him.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @stynyr: Im starting him…nick is probably right to sit him but i actually like him against the Yankmees

  30. Nolan SharkArenado says:
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    Have to drop 1 in a 10 team H2H 6×6 with QS:

    Alex Wood (*tear) / Kennedy / Eovaldi / Ryu

    Thanks!

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    Dump Jim Johnson for a streamer? Current closers are Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, Johnson. Other options are Shaw, Allen, Farnsworth, Familia.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: Dr. Doolittle is out there too.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: stream spot or pick up another RP?

  32. Sammy D says:
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    It took me so long to realize who the hell Krispie Young is…

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Sammy D: makes more sense when you realize he used to go by Chris B. Young, back when more people cared about giant soft-tossing pitcher Chris Young.

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: you meant when he used to go by Chris P. Young, that’s why it’s Krispy, it’s just the shorter same sound version.

  33. Joel says:
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    Grey, no questions… just wanted to say I loved the Batman reference!

  34. Jerk Store says:
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    Which Fernandez replacement do you like best: Lincecum, Pomeranz, Hammel, Bucholz, Lyles or Phil Hughes?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jerk Store: Those look like all streamers to me

  35. Ron says:
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    I own Longoria, Arenado and R. Zimmerman(DL). I have an offer for either Longoria or Arenado for Wainwright in a H2H points league with a penalty for strikeouts.

    Should I give up Arenado or Longoria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Arenado

  36. Flag says:
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    Cesar Romero is to the Joker what Sean Connery is to Bond.

  37. papasmurf says:
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    Fartsworth was not impressive at all. Leadoff walk to Jeter, Flyball to pretty deep center. Then liner down the RF line that should have been a double except Teixeira was running. Then got saved by a lunging stop by Duda into a 363 DP on a 2-0 pitch. And it was a very close play at 1b that went in the Mets’ favor. He fell behind everyone and looked very hittable.

    Valverde was even warming up in the 9th LOL.

    Pretty good chance Familia gets the next shot to see what he can do.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @papasmurf: Yup the only reason he didnt get the shot last night was because he pitched three straight days before that.

    • Swagger Jackers says:
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      @papasmurf: Fartsworth. lol

  38. MeetTheMutts says:
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    Interesting trade offer in my 12 team dynasty roto league that I’d like to hear everyone’s thoughts on. I’m in a full rebuild right now and most in need of SP talent. I got offered D. Price, Eddie Butler and Hunter Harvey for Wil Myers. Don’t really want to part with Myers, but that’s a nice package of MLB, near-MLB and further off prospect talent. Go with my gut and hold Myers or take the package of arms?

    Thanks for your advice!

  39. Joesh says:
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    Through some trade rapes and buy-lows I’ve ended up with 4 middle infielders. Gyorko, Hill, Segura, and Reyes. My team has the standard 2B/SS position and a UTIL slot, which means that I’m slotting one of these guys into my UTIL role every day. That’s probably not optimal because a lot of people in my league could obviously use a boost in their middle infielder, so I would be able to trade for an outfielder to slot into my UTIL position.

    Do you agree with that strategy? If so, would you be so kind as to rank the 4 of them in order, best to worst, ROS? I need to know which one of them I should flip. I’m interested because I know you were super high on Segura before the season started, but his demotion to 8th in the lineup has greatly reduced his value.

    • gareth says:
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      @Joesh: trade reyes before he gets injured again. His name value should fetch something decent back.

      • Joesh says:
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        @gareth:

        Argh! Normally I would, but I flipped J-honey Peralta for Reyes a couple days ago. Hence me talking about trade rapes. I picked Peralta off the WW a week back and after a couple HRs i made the trade up. I’d feel bad about re-trading Reyes in such a short time span because it may reduce the chances of me trading with that person in the future. But if you guys like Reyes least ROS, I guess that’s my best option… I figured Reyes would be pretty elite for some run production hitting in front of Melky +Joey Bats + E5

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @gareth: The Toronto lineup is soooo good that IF he can stay healthy he’s worth holding unless you get blown away.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: why would your trading Reyes soon after influence your previous trade partner down the road?

          • Nick The Podcast Host

            Nick The Podcast Host says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: @JeF With 1 F: It’s bizarro baseball this year. Cruz and Reyes stay healthy and everyone else dies.

        • gareth says:
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          @Nick The Podcast Host: I just hope the Toronto lineup is off its game for the next three days.

          I Agree. That offense is scary.

  40. Amish Gangster Sleepless in Lancaster says:
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    I officially hate fantasy baseball this year,,,,dropping JoFer
    would you pickup Taiwan Walker to replace him in a 3 year auction keeper league (he was just dropped at cheap price, year 2) or go with a CMart (year 2 cheap)? I’m almost looking at just keeping him and wear a black veil – had JoFer at 3 dolllars year 2 – 500 cap league).
    Danks a lot!

  41. DancinHomer says:
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    Awesome write up as usual; morning commute complete!

    Need a little SP help; who do you like best for the immediate future as well as ROS:

    Lincecum
    Rafael Montero
    Pomeranz

    Got 1 move left for the week and was all in on Montero, but with Lincecum’s gem yesterday and Pomeranz looking good & staying in the rotation, I have a tough decision to make.

    Help make decisions for me

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        with the news of Gausman getting the call on Wednesday, would you take him over Lincecum?

  42. The Replacements says:
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    Wieters patchwork- zunino, mesoraco, sal perez?
    Also Gardner, or pagan

  43. Lville Jim says:
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    J Fer, “Down goes Frazier down goes Frazier down goes Frazier” Luckily I don’t own him anywhere across five teams.

  44. Nimrod says:
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    12 team OPS 5 outflders. I have Cutch,Hunter, JUp Oaki and Cain. Dickerson, Parra and EYJ are on the FA wire. I’m in the middle of the pack in HR and steals. Is one of the 3 FA guys better than Aoki or Cain? Maybe two of them are. Help please. I spend way to much time on your site, HA.

  45. Swfcdan says:
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    Amazing news for us where our rivals have Jo-Fer dirt chrap in a keeper! Trout next hopefully.

    Fatt or Belt as a cornering infidel?

    • RTY says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      I hope you’re trolling.

    • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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      @Swfcdan: You must be a great guy to be in a league with.

    • Sad Trombone says:
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      @Swfcdan: I always find it a little sad when I come across fantasy baseballers who apparently don’t like baseball. I for one don’t want to see players like JoFer and Trout get injured because they’re fun to watch. You go ahead with celebrating the “amazing news” though.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      you should go with belt .

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: @ All

      Hey im just a winner and I wanna win! A team in my keeper has a $6 Trout and $0 Jo-Fer, both re-signable for a LONG time to come. He was beginning to build a dominant dynasty after hitting on both of those prospects. So im glad as the injury brings the league back to balance more, nothing wrong with that!

      • Sad Trombone says:
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        @Swfcdan: Hey “winner.” Since I think you’re the only person on the Internet to rejoice in Fernandez’ injury and wish for one to hit Trout, I think there must be something “wrong with that.” Most people seem to enjoy watching great players play baseball, even if it makes it harder for them to compete in fantasy baseball leagues.

        This comes from someone who doesn’t own either guy in any league, btw.

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Sad Trombone: The league was decided for years to come before this injury news, thats how much difference having those two studs for $6 COMBINED makes. Now the league is back for the taking again, not only this but next year too. Now actually think about it yourself, if this was your league, would you be happy? YES of course you would. Its not about wanting anyone to get hurt, it’s just about being glad your fantasy league isn’t a forgone conclusion for the next few years anymore.

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Swfcdan: some people don’t have the imagination to separate the joy of appreciating good baseball players from the joy of being in better shape to win their leagues. As I didn’t pay the Jofer draft price anywhere i’m also in better shape in every one of my leagues due to him going out. This is in fact a good thing for me. Nowhere in my happiness does it make me (or anyone else) a sadist. I’m not happy that a human got injured, however i am very happy i am in better shape to win leagues. Simple introspection would tell anyone this had they actually thought about it. Rooting for opposing players to get injured doesn’t have to be the same thing as simple hatred of healthy athletes.

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @Crapshoot Kershaw: “I’m not happy that a human got injured, however i am very happy i am in better shape to win leagues. ”

              There, you said exactly what im saying too. Glad we agree after all.

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @Crapshoot Kershaw: “Rooting for opposing players to get injured doesn’t have to be the same thing as simple hatred of healthy athletes.”

              Don’t see your point, when did I ever say I hated those guys? Don’t hate them at all, respect them both a ton. It’s just that when one going down suddenly makes my league up for grabs this year and next, it becomes a good thing for me.

              • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                @Swfcdan: i wasn’t attributing that line to you or me, but others that can’t differentiate the two lines you just quoted talk down to you/me others assuming they are the same.

  46. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi, Grey.

    Would you start Minor tonight vs. SF?

    I know SON has him at $11. Should we trust him?

    • @Piranhaman: He was decent against the Giants in his first game, and AT&T park hides a lot of flaws. It’s a decent risk, but he looked so hittable last time out that I’d sit him unless you need the innings. He’s on the bench in the one league where I have him.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Enrique:

        that’s exactly what i was talking about (scroll way up) .
        you , sir , are obviously no pink hat .

  47. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    My line-up is struggling with Bruce and Harper DL-ed. I’ve been playing Colby Rasmus, but it looks like he may be headed to the DL for hamstring issues. The best of the waiver wire: Matt Adams, Matt Joyce and Carlos Quentin. Who would you pick with 1 roster spot?

    My league is a 5×5 roto. I doing alright with SAGNOF, I just need to keep R/HR/RBI afloat.

  48. JoFer the love of God says:
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    Hey Grey, big fan of waking up to your column every morning. Now for the sad stuff: Jose is sadly the ace of my stuff in my 3-year keeper league. I’m playing for this year and was perfectly set up for next with Harvey stashed. Do I break up my shot at next year for a great chance at winning this year?
    The first possible trade: Jofer ($6, year 2 of 3), Harvey ($3, year 1) and Machado ($9, year 3) and possibly Singleton as a minor leaguer for Kershaw ($37) Beltre ($31, year 2) and The Adverb, Cliff Lee ($33). Ayudame Theon Greyjoy

  49. my Jered Weaver & Ian Kennedy for his King Felix..make the offer?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Kind of doubt that it would be accepted but definitely worth it in my opinion.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: If you can get the King for that go for it

  50. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    The Pointer Sisters?!? I always thought that was Tina Turner. I welcome this new knowledge.

    How about the two-headed batty call of Mike Olt and Junior Lake yesterday? That was like winning a $1 scratch-off ticket.

  51. Five-On-One says:
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    Mr. Grey:

    A couple of questions for you this mornin’, if you have the time.

    1) I’ve been using Scooter and Gyorko as 2b and MI, With Scooter losing time to Weeks and Gyorko not performing as well as I expected, are either replaceable with any of the following: Ackley, Espinosa, Weeks (ugh!), Beckham, Odor, Flores, ACab.

    2) A. Soriano has been slumping and sitting a lot recently, but I am still using him, along with Fowler and Maybin in my OF/U spots. Are any/all of those three replacable with any of Borjous, Cain, Krispy, Venable, Sandoval, Joyce, Headley.

    Thanks for your help. Dropped M Perez for the kid Montero – hoping he doesn’t get lit up Wed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Espinosa over Scooter 2) Joyce over Soriano

  52. Symptom Of The Universe says:
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    Lincecum is on his 3rd team in our NFBC league this year. I’m already on team Regression Fairies to stalk Chavez like paparazzi cuz’ the first place team (who is also 1st in ERA with me being a close 2nd) outbid me for him and now they have Lincecum who luckily is on the bench for them this week. How I scoffed when Lincecum was on waivers and I had a healthy Sale to go along with my Stras/Samardzija/Cashner/Gray/Archer/Quintana. 1st place team got 3 Tigers Aces/Lackey/Hudson/Chavez/Lincecum/Alex Wood/Leake. Which staff you like better ROS?

    • Symptom Of The Universe says:
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      @Symptom Of The Universe:

      I did make a homemade Let Timmy Smoke shirt in his heyday, BTW. Wish the best for him.

        • Operation Mindcrime says:
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          @Grey:

          You’re right, much as I wanna believe Chavez a mirage like Edwin Jackson on a hot streak, though I think skills upgrade real. Once some closer shituations get sorted out, would you start doing $1 streamers in NFBC with my staff and the lack of luck in wins? Lindstrom got dropped to waivers and I’m probably gonna drop Webb. I also have Allen, Frieri/Smith, Rondon, Qualls, Melancon. Made up huge ground in saves already. Team ERA undet 3.1 so far even with Frieri and Archer.

  53. Cyr says:
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    Great post, Grey.

    What’s your thoughts on Brandon McCarthy – can this doode be mixed league relevant?

    Peripherals look strong (Ks and velocity are up), sub 2 BB/9, good ground ball rate. Got shelled last time out, but it was @CWS…

    • Cyr says:
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      @Cyr: would you roll with McCarthy or Hutchison?

    • @Cyr: McCarthy has been doing this same thing for nearly a decade. A couple of good starts, followed by a string of awful starts. He is an inconsistent, mediocre, barely startable fantasy SP.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I think you overrated him.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        what do you really think ?
        and don’t sugar-coat it .

      • Cyr says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:
        Thanks for the feedback. I get what you’re saying about him being inconsistent, but I’m not sure I agree that he’s the same pitcher he’s always been, peripherals look much stronger this year. I think I may take a flier on him in a H2H league. If he blows up, it will only hurt my ratios for the week…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Cyr: he’s also way overdue to get hurt for the first time this year (mccarthy). and he never gets hurt only once.

  54. Dirt Nasty says:
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    I just got a trade offer:

    My Kershaw for Skaggs and D Gordon….

    He’s obviously selling high on Gordon, but any reason to entertain this?

      • Dirt Nasty says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: thanks, M Phen. I thought i was taking crazy pills for a second there.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Dirt Nasty:

      i got a chuckle from that offer .
      that’s entertainment , of a sort .

  55. Scott H says:
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    Lost Jose…. need a sp. Whatcha think about me giving Mccutch for Yu? Other OF/util players are puig, springer, jose abreu then calhoun and bruce on DL. My current SPs are Chavez, Weaver, Skaggs, Masterson, Buccoltz, becket, cain then latos and jose on DL. Hold or go for it?

    • Scott H says:
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      @Scott H: or Cashner as 11th rd keeper for Pujols (no keeper value) then slide jose abreu into 1st??

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Scott H: Id try moving Springer for a lesser pitcher with upside first

  56. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Time to move on from Fat Adams? 12 team mixed league (OBP instead of AVG). He is my utility (Razzball approved Pujols at 1st).

    Daily move league. Better to ride the AB maximizing and magical Hittertron in this spot?

  57. Filkarri says:
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    With both Gregerson and Doolittle available on waivers, should I be dropping Jimplosion Johnson for either?

    • Filkarri says:
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      @Filkarri: Worth mentioning that this league has limited moves.

  58. hideousmutants says:
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    Maybe this doesn’t qualify as “buying low” but you’ve expressed skepticism about Braun long term so what do you think if I offered Braun for F-Her straight up in a league designed to overvalue SPs?

  59. 740 says:
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    Wats good Grey, 10team roto 5×5. need help! Jim Johnson is killing me. Should i drop him for the likes of Familia, Rondon, Doolittle, Farnsworth, or should i Hold? i need a closer..any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Familia

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Ha nice

  60. Ed says:
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    Grey:

    I would love to see an update on the NFBC leagues you and Rudy set up this year. I am inteterested in trying the formay next year and would love your take so far on what has worked so far and what you would do different next time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed: Setting up the leagues? Drafting? Update on what?

    • i’ll provide an update by end of month

  61. Shake N Bacon says:
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    In my 12-team roto league, I’m desperate for saves. Would you do any of these deals and if so, which one is your favorite?

    Cashner for Grilli/Melancon
    Cashner for Balfour
    Cashner for Tommy Hunter/Bryan Shaw
    Ventura for Grilli/Melancon
    Ventura for Balfour
    Ventura for Tommy Hunter/Bryan Shaw
    Ventura for Tommy Hunter/Hector Rondon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: a couple of weeks ago, in one league, my friend traded his f-rod for cashner and i thought it was insane (for the guy giving cashner of course). that was back when cashner hadn’t had this string of terrible starts of course.

  62. No Soup for YU says:
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    Could you rank these 2nd basemen and shortstops ROS for a 10 team h2h categories league with OBP?
    My guess is below but I would love your ranking thanks!
    ss 1.Andrus, 2.D Gordon, 3.EvCab, 4.Alexi
    2B 1.Altuve, 2.Dozier, 3.Gyorko,4. D Gordon

  63. kyle says:
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    Should I drop Cain for Pollock?
    Espinosa for Odor?

    • ashtray says:
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      @kyle: Pollock’s current success is riding on a .400 BABIP over the last month and only part time ABs. If it were me I’d hold Cain.

      I’d probably hold Espinosa for now but he hasn’t really played well enough to earn that. He will probably have a better chance at more playing time, though.

  64. Razzball junkie says:
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    Need a closer. Please rank in order of pick up: C. Allen, Familia or J. Smith. Thanks!

  65. L-Boogie says:
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    15 team, 5×5

    My Arenado, Segura, Cobb for his Darvish, Olt, Jeter.

    I’m inclined to reject.

  66. Steve D. says:
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    Who’s the better add ROS in a redraft? Fister, Latos, or Cingrani?

  67. gareth says:
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    Are all of these guys droppable in the 12 team rcl?

    Adam Dunn
    nick swisher
    khris davis

    I’m looking to open up some spots to stream hitters and pitching.

    • kyle says:
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      @gareth: I’d say yes to all but Dunn

  68. Diamond Powered Zeppelins says:
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    Have Montero and Rosario….can i drop rosario safely?

  69. Corey says:
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    Wheeler or Lincecum? I own Wheeler but think I can flip him for Chapman. I’ll only do it if I can find a suitable replacement on the wire and Freak is available.

    • Corey says:
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      So…. Basically: Wheeler for Chapman/Lincecum?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Corey: Chapman side

  70. Relsh says:
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    Should I deal my pujols for his cano?

    12 team h2H Mixed

  71. Jon says:
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    Stroman and Jimenez were both put on waivers and I can drop Keuchel for either. Who do you prefer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Stroman

  72. gareth says:
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    If yan gomes and jason Castro are available on the wire and you have Wilson Ramos, is he expendable for streaming purposes? Or is he an upgrade on both and worth holding?

    Awaiting Cram’s sardonic response……..

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth:

      I’ll be a temporary stop-gap until he arrives: Cram it up your furry cramhole!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: classic cram proxy

      • Cram It says:
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        @Kid A: *tips cap*

    • Cram It says:
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      @gareth: Poor puss never got a straight answer. Try again tomorrow.

      • gareth says:
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        @Cram It: I will do that.

  73. Scooter G says:
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    Accept? 10 team categories league

    I give Tehrehan and Liriano
    I get IDesmond and Kluber

  74. Sounds like your advising drop Kuroda for TMNT Montero?

    I guess I should preface Peavy or Kuroda first on the chopping block?

  75. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    The ghosts of Melville and Faulkner weep at your Semi-colon barbs.

  76. Pope says:
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    Who would have thought Bautista would stay healthier longer than Jo-Fer? (Traded Bats for Jo-Fer at the start of the season….)
    Anyway, in a 12 team H2H Std 5×5, we can keep two. Originally I was keeping Segura and Jo-Fer, but with the recent news would you change who I’m keeping?
    $1 Zunino
    $23 Pujols
    $11 Hill
    $29 Longoria
    $19 Segura
    $1 A. Escobar
    $10 Rizzo
    $17 A. Gordon
    $17 Heyward
    $15 Myers
    $24 Puig
    $22 Rios
    $3 Frazier
    $24 Bruce (DL)
    $16 Jo-Fer
    $10 Cobb
    $1 Salazar, Porcello, Eovaldi, Richards, J. Smith, Rondon, Rodney, Soria blah blah blah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: You have to decide keepers in May?

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Na… Next March. Realized I should have posted this after the season. I’m just traumatized with the Jo-Fer news

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, take a siesta, you’ll be okay…

          • Pope says:
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            @Grey: Haha thanks man

    • Jason says:
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      @Pope: If you had to decide right now, I’d probably go Puig, Rizzo, but obviously a ton can change in the next 10 months. I’d also consider Cobb, Myers, Pujols and Salazar – but again, it’s like grading a team’s NFL draft, not very useful to make a final determination right now. Good luck!

      • Pope says:
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        @Jason: For sure. Thanks for your input

  77. J Boy says:
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    AJ Pollock for real or just a FFRP hot schmotato? Any chance he swipes 30?

      • J Boy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – do you view him as valuable for SB in a 14 team roto? Would likely have to drop Dunn to pick him up

  78. Steve R says:
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    Drop Mark Reynolds for Carlos Quentin in an OBP league? Scoring is otherwise pretty standard

  79. Dirt Nasty says:
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    Anyone know if Smyly will stay in the rotation if he bombs again today?

    Chances of Carlos Martinez moving into Lyons spot?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Dirt Nasty:

      i would think that martinez would need a temporary demotion , 1st ,
      in order to stretch him out .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Dirt Nasty:

      and , then , the cards would have to feel
      comfortable with motte’s return , in order to
      establish the back-end order of their bull-pen .

      so , maybe ,
      carlos starts after the all – star break .
      (don’t forget joe kelly) .

    • McGrupp says:
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      @Dirt Nasty: There is almost zero chance that Smyly is moved to the pen. They took the opportunity of rainouts and off-days to skip him thus far since they have to watch his innings anyway, and they have no passable options outside of Ray to bring up from the minors for another injury. Barring a deadline deal for a 4/5 SP (entirely possible), he’s entrenched in that rotation.

    • Jason says:
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      @Dirt Nasty: Jaime Garcia is likely to return to the rotation this weekend, so he’ll be the one to take Lyons’ spot. Ironically, even if Lyons weren’t injured, that would’ve likely happened anyway.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jason: since ray was so good why wouldn’t he somehow possibly take smyly’s spot if smyly started being continuously terrible?

        • McGrupp says:
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          @goodfold2: Anything is possible, but they moved Fister to get Smyly into the rotation, and Ray wasn’t exactly “so good”. Wouldn’t make any sense to move Smyly to the pen and then have no decent 6th starter stretched out.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @McGrupp: his level of not being so good certainly is matched by smyly when he’s bad (i.e. just over every 3rd start)

            • McGrupp says:
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              @goodfold2: He’s made 2 starts, 1 against the AAAstros. Smyly doesn’t look so hot tonight himself, but again- why would they fully eliminate their only legitimate 6th starter option, and to move laterally at that?

  80. Grif says:
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    Grey,
    In a 12 team dynasty, which catcher do you like better long term: Zunino or Mesoraco? Yeah, I know I just asked a catcher question…

  81. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Received an offer: Would get Trout/Ian Kennedy for my Prince, Longo, Pagan

    Seems like a very big price tag, but the way Prince is playing but anytime I can get trout I have to consider it. Accept or Reject?

    • Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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      @Hey, It’s Enrico Pallazzo!!!: Actually, now the offer is his Trout/Aoki/Kennedy/Masterson for my Prince/Longo/Pagan. I’ll point out I’m a J-Fer owner, and right before that news broke I traded Tanaka for Longo. So even though I loved that trade, I view this as Prince/Tanaka for Trout which is a win, and Pagan for 2 replacements. Am I crazy?

  82. Nightpandas says:
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    A or B

    A
    Cuddyer
    A Gordon

    B
    Rios
    Lynn or CJ Wilson

    Keeper, Obp, Slg

  83. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Would you accept? 10 team 5×5 cats

    I trade Hosmer and Y Ventura and get Gyorko and Felix Hernandez

  84. Chicagifornia says:
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    Watch Matthew Berry start throwing the phrase “lactating boobs” around. I won’t know though because it’s Razzball only for this guy.

    In other news, White Sox play-by-play announcer Hawk Harrelson called Abreu “El Canon” last night. Has Frank Thomas already gotten to him? After all, Hawk did create “The Big Hurt” nickname. Something to ponder…

    Fantasy question: I picked up Adam Eaton yesterday and moved him to my DL slot. Looking like he may be back up in the bigs in next week or soon thereafter.

    Option 1 would be to activate him, and then drop either Khris Davis or a pitcher (likely Tillman)

    Option 2 is to package Eaton and Tillman for a Michael Brantley, Matt Kemp, Aoki type OF.

    What would you say to any of those deals? Or are there any OF you would recommend that I target?

    12 team H2H, with current OF being Puig, Myers, Rios, Yelich, Krush, Eaton.

    Thanks as always.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Chicagifornia: Did you hear that Berry kinda/sorta retired from the whole fantasy baseball thing and is now concentrating on football?

      Couldn’t handle the calendar.

      • Chicagifornia says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse:

        I have not–don’t use ESPN much beyond seeing who’s expected to start

  85. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Found – Rare footage of Grey after streaming Brad Peacock:

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: classic Sky

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Classic Grey, too

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: I can’t un-see that

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sky: All of these injuries are taking a toll on Grey

  86. J-FOH says:
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    The Cleavenger Stever!

  87. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Ok Grey, you said to sell Prince Fielder, so how did I do?

    My Prince/Greinke for Votto/Cueto

    Thoughts?

  88. J-FOH says:
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    I got Hand!

    • Jason says:
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      @J-FOH: And you’re gonna need it! :-)

  89. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Weekly H2H, 10 team keeper league with OBP….would you lose Brandon Phillips for Daniel Murphy? I have Gyorko at 2nd right now but Phillips and Gyorko are both a mess and I need a decent bat to plug in.

    Also, lose Dom Brown for Gardner or Eric Young? Brown is a bust and I am losing steals every week.

  90. 12-team H2H Mixed League, here’s a trade scenario….

    TEAM A trades Ryan Braun & Tim Hudson to TEAM B for Chris Davis & Zack Greinke

    And the winner is….

    Anyone is welcome to comment and thanks Grey, love your work man.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Davis side…not really close IMO

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Pay no attention to that man above. It’s no landslide. Davis is back to earth after one crazy season, and Hudson is no slouch with his 9.50 K/BB ratio. Unless it’s a keeper or you’re really hurting for K’s, TEAM A wins. If it is a keeper, TEAM B would win with Greinke because he’s eight years younger, but Davis is a bit worrisome.

      • Thank you all both for the input. I am Team A and the Braun owner. Basically, my strategy is to stream SP with some mid-tier staples (Hudson, Estrada, Kluber & a group of CPs). It’s not a keeper league, I’m just concerned if I can win the league without more of an *ace* type pitcher. I drafted a lot of great SPing, however, I flipped all of them to create what I hope will end up being an unstoppable offense.

        On a side note, I was the one that drafted Jose Fernandez and he is one of the names I dealt early on for my offensive advantage so maybe it is wise to not overvalue pitching, no matter who it is.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        So your saying Braun is a given?

  91. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Is it me or is the Mets bullpen suddenly full of guys whose first name is spelled like someone was trying to type “Jerry” while their cat walked across the keyboard?

    Anyway, I have got some roster questions for you today, Mr. Albright, even though you are my chief rival for the unnatural love of Giancarlo Stanton:

    How much longer should I put up with Gyorko sucking up a spot on my bench? I have been hanging in with him for a month and a half, there a glimmers of power, but I don’t know how much longer I can roster a guy who is useless (even as a sub or in good matchups) because he can’t break .200.

    On the other hand, is Jurickson Profar ripe to stash away now? I like his upside and positional availability.

    Here’s one where I won’t try to make you answer in more than one word. Becnh spot: Ozuna, Parra, Cain?

    Love you (shhhh, don’t tell Giancarlo)!

  92. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    10 team 5X5, H2H, QS league…Lincecum or Lyles to replace Mejia?

  93. Corey says:
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    If the worst case scenario comes true, that J-Fer needs TJ surgery, what am I to do in a 10 team, keep 5 league, with a $260 auction budget, where I can own Jose Fernandez for $6 next year? Having him for $1 this season was the steal of the year, now I’m wondering if I can really have him occupying one of my two DL spots all year when he’s only coming back next season. Maybe I could trade him for someone who wouldn’t mind doing that, but I’d be vomiting once he’s putting up a million Ks for another team in June of next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: He’s not a keeper if he needs TJ

    • Jason says:
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      @Corey: I don’t see him coming back until late next season, which probably means 2016 if I’m the Marlins’ organization. Just like Harvey this year, he wants to come back late, but can’t see the Mets allowing it.

      The only way I see J-Fer contributing next year would be if the team’s in contention and he’s ahead of schedule (say after the all star break). In a keep 5 league, I’d hold off and hope to snag him during the draft.

  94. Kid A says:
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    Faking the Rhombus – Isn’t that the sequel to Gleaming the Cube? Where Slater gives up skateboarding to do a shitty Jack Nicholson impersonation, get hopped up on pills and whiskey, strangle his wife and punch cops? Great movie.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Kid A: Wow gleaming the cube….taking me back to my young skating days

  95. The Big Yabu says:
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    Hold on to Haren for his next start @ Arizona? Or throw him back into the pile?

  96. Yerp says:
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    Need a CI

    Seager, Napoli, or Juan Francisco

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Yerp: Seager

  97. Jack says:
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    I’m weak in SB’s but strong in SP in my 10 team H2H 6×5 (with OBP and Errors). If I can get Trout and Gomez for Pujols, Donaldson and Strasberg should I? Before you immediately say yes read on…

    I can replace Strasberg with Salazar or Cingrani or Kluber, Pujols with Matt Adams and Donaldson with Middlebrooks until Zim comes off the DL. That’s a pretty big loss in performance over those 3 positions. I’d also have to drop Butler and Soriano (or offer them up in the trade) to make room in UTIL/OF.

    So basically it’s exchanging a loss in those 3 positions for the gains of Trout/Gomez over Butler/Soriano. Good idea?

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @Jack: Trout

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack: What are your thoughts Grey?

  98. mike says:
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    I was trying to get a top sp for fielder, but the guy counters with darvish for pujols. what do you think?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @mike: Its fair

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @mike: Darvish

  99. CRice says:
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    Thoughts on Allen Craig turning it around?

    Got offered Craig and a 10th round pick (10 team / 4 player keeper) for Longo.

    Craig has a last round keeper value.

  100. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Fielder/Gio/sal Perez for Posey/Kimbrel/L Martin. Which side?

    Thanks.

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @Herschel: Gio

  101. With Braun coming off the DL today, drop Olt or Viciedo back into the waiver pool?

    Thanks

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @Steve: Olt

  102. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto. Both J.Johnson and J.Axford were dropped.

    Which is more likely to get his job back?

    Or who would you rather have for the rest of the season?

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @Scandalous Bob: Neither

      • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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        Johnson if you must.

  103. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    should I fire a Teheran offer off to a J-fer owner in hopes of getting his Jay Bruce? asking too much? is Teheran more in the Cespedes range?

    Thanks

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Worth a shot, but he’ll probably decline.

  104. Eddie says:
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    Sooo……. Jo-Fer….

    WHEN the TJ news is official, do I just drop him? Or will he be ready for next year?

    I ask this because he is a keeper and next season would be his last season to keep him at the current value (14th rd)

    Now I know how it feels to get your lunch money taken from you… :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: He could be a keeper at 14th rd if you have few options

  105. Sally says:
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    Just got this offer:

    I get: Dozier and Garza, I give: Hamels and Gyorko.

    I mean, I want Dozier but is his asking price Hamels?!

    • Eddie says:
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      @Sally: I hope you wouldn’t do that trade. Gyorko can easily be picked up in free agency tomorrow anyway. He’s doing the nice DUMPING method

      • Sally says:
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        @Eddie:

        No I GET Dozier and Garza.

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @Sally: Decline

  106. Ben says:
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    someone dropped Andrelton Simmons. Already have Gordon and E.Cabrera. Should I pick him up anyway?

    • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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      @Ben: yes

  107. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick 5 for today:

    Kinsler @ Bald Jim
    Dozier v. Doubront
    Tex v. Wheeler
    VMart @ Bald Jim
    Arenado @ Shields
    Morneau @ Shields
    Pedro @ Estrada
    Marte @ Estrada
    Springer v. Harrison

    I know that’s a lot. Huge benches. Not sure who to play today. Thinking of benching the Rockies because they have the worst matchups. I can also play Kinsler and Dozier at the same time with 2B and IF slots. And I HAVE to play one of Springer or Marte. Marte is on the bench right now because of his back injury. And yes, I am actively trying to trade some bats for some pitching. I hate doing this choosing crap.

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

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      have you started by :
      checking their current 7 day and 14 day performances ?
      y-t-d performances ?
      historical batter vs pitcher stats ?
      hitter tendencies in certain ball parks ?
      pitcher preferences /tendencies for certain ball parks / mounds ?

      i know that’s a lot .

      or . better yet ,
      ” what does hitter-tron say ? “

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @costaricanchata: I usually try to go with the hot hand, regardless of who they’re hitting against. I made the mistake of doing that last week and sat Dozier when he was facing Scherzer and he hit a 3-run bomb. I looked at the ‘Tron, but he’s sometimes a little crazy. I prefer to speak to real people (via computer, of course). I’ve noticed Springer is always REALLY high on there. And Arenado was, too, even though he’s facing a very tough righty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Kinsler @ Bald Jim
      Dozier v. Doubront, V-Mart, Pedro @ Estrada
      Marte @ Estrada

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thank you, sir. Only thing I had different was Tex in there instead of Pedro, and Springer in there instead of Marte. But that was only if Marte doesn’t play. If I find out he’s in, then he’ll be in the lineup for sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed on Marte, watch that he plays… Tex is nursing a groin injury so that’s why I removed him

  108. South Beach Boombas says:
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    How about them fish??!! one game back of first place, I shall bask in it for as long (or as short) as it lasts. Seriously those dumpster-fire sale trades Loria made aren’t looking THAT bad these days.. I can keep dreaming.

    Grey, hoping you can help me out. I have been offered Jay Bruce and Wily Peralta for Wil Myers, Samardzja and Lindstrom. I am currently 1 game back of first place. Should I pull the trigger or hold? Thanks a lot

    C Wieters
    1B Miggy
    2B Howie Kendrick
    3B Longo
    SS Aybar
    OF Stanton
    OF Rios
    OF Myers
    UTIL Abreu
    UTIL Marte
    BN Gyorko
    DL Profar
    NA Baez

    SP Lee
    SP Tanaka
    RP Fat Latroy
    RP Lindstrom
    RP Rondon
    P Gio
    P Sonny
    P Samardzja
    P Porcello, Cobb (DL)
    BN Hammel, Gee, Cody Allen, Shaw, Stroman
    DL Jesse Crain

    • South Beach Boombas says:
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      @South Beach Boombas: its a daily 5×5 head to head league by the way

      • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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        @South Beach Boombas: That’s a pretty fair offer. See if he’ll do it without Lindstrom or with Stroman, Allen, or Porcello instead of Lindstrom.

  109. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    >Happy dance at drafting Cliff Lee one spot before J-Fer, for PRECISELY THIS REASON, i.e. not getting Harveyed. Or Strasburged. END HAPPY DANCE<

    Sorry. Had to get that out of my system.

    That said: Trade Cliff Lee for Carlos Gonzalez? Or Kemp/Teheran for CarGo?

  110. Wilson says:
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    Am looking for a good catcher: McCann , Perez , Lucroy , Castro , Salty.
    Kindly pick one or two, thanks.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Perez over Lucroy or McCann ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lucroy

  111. Tio says:
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    Which side:

    LuCroy, Kazmir OR Iwakuma, Jaston Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Iwakuma

  112. Is this a championship team
    Montero
    Abreu
    H.Kendrick
    A.Escobar
    Carpenter
    Ellsbury
    Cargo
    Big Papi
    Pitching….
    MadBum
    Cueto
    Iwakuma
    Minor
    Cobb
    A.Wood
    Ryu
    Niese
    Fister
    Peralta
    R.Soriano
    And an opening left open by my Ace Jose Fernandez “OUCH”!!!!!!….It’s a 10 team h2h points league

    • Cram It says:
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      @baby daddy: Quarterfinals team.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Cram It:

        hey Cram :
        you missed your big chance .
        near the top of yesterday’s post ,
        someone actually gave out the password for his team .

  113. booya says:
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    Which side: Bruce, Kluber & Chavez or Cano & Ryu?

    I’m thinking Cano side, right?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @booya: Cano side

  114. Clint says:
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    What do you guys think’s going on w/Liriano? Are the wheels coming off the Cinderella carriage from 2013 and we need to sell now or hang tight & he’ll rebound? I glanced at his pre and post All Star break results the last few years & it didn’t give me optimism at all. Unless I missed it, I didn’t see him in anyone’s buy/sell or jam/cram columns recently. My staff’s fairly deep in my 12 team roto league as you can see w/his numbers being the weakest link for the most part:

    SP’s: Cingrani, Masterson
    RP’s: Rodney, Axford
    P’s: Teheran, Liriano, Porcello, K-Rod
    Bench: Kluber, Smyly, Wheeler, Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: You can sell him in a 12 team league? I’d hold for now

  115. Ron says:
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    I’m not going to ask you some hypothetical who should I drop for who without providing real league waiver wire info so I hope that helps. H2H points league. Just looking to see if I can improve my staff (don’t take that the wrong way)

    My Team:
    SP: Shields, Liriano, Gray, Masterson, Chavez, Beckett, Kluber
    RP: Balfour, Melancon
    DL: Cobb

    On the Wire:
    SP: Kuroda, Dickey, Smyly, Quintana, Koehler, Elias, H. Alverez, Roark, Salazaar, Bauer
    RP: Clippard, Betances, Will Smith, Doolittle, Familia

    Should I make any swaps to improve what I got?

    You really are the best . Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Salazar over Masterson

  116. Wilsonian says:
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    What’s the word on Cingrani? He’s available for trade in one of my leagues and I’d take a chance on him coming back if it sounds promising.

    Who would you deal for him out of these guys:

    Tex, Morneau, VMart, Pedro, Arenado

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d deal Tex, V-Mart or Morneau for him, in that order

  117. Regan says:
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    Can you please rank these pitchers for the rest of the year. Liriano, Porcello, Salazar, Montero, Stroman. Would you move on from Salazar in a reg mixed league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Regan: Liriano, Salazar, Porcello

  118. Fish says:
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    Talk me off a ledge, in my RCL I have/had:

    Wieters
    Belt
    R Zimm
    Harper
    J-Fer

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Fish: sorry ’bout it…

  119. "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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    Took your cue, but my offered prayer parallelagram to my league’s J-Fer owner was not met with appreciation. Ah well…once again, brotherhood dies at the hands of fantast BB.

    1. I’ve got a rotation in my 14×14 keeper led by Kershaw, Waino, Zimm, Evaldi, Cashner, Cole, Latos…Harvey on the DL. Would you go out on a high and drop Chavez after his nice start for someone else to stumble on and add Montero or bolster four good closers with a Familia pickup?

    2. Also, is Bogaerts worryoing everyone or just me? I’m struggling a bit in the SS sopt with HanRam and Little E not playing up to par. Would you:

    A. Drop XanBo to add Alcides?
    B. Drop XanBo to add one of the other two pitchers above? or…
    C. Keep XanBo because it’s not even hot yet, and he’s gonna be a stud at some point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1.no 2. A

      • "B" as in "By God, it's Robert Loggia!" says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. John E. Depth says:
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    Keeper
    Billy butler 10$, Scott Kazmir 3$, uncle Jessie Chavez3$ for greinke 20$?

  121. Travis says:
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    How you rank these guys as backup SS and bench bat…. Lowrie, Solarte, Jhonny P, A Escobar, A Cabrera?

  122. Aero says:
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    Pow! Nice Cesar Romero reference.

    Now for the question – Roughly what tier is the lowest you’d consider owning in a 10-teamer? Pee-Poop, making everyone else a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: Thanks! Sounds about right

  123. Connor says:
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    Just lost Jose and am getting flooded with offers.. ROS rather have Cliff Lee, Wacha, or Cain? It would cost me Rafael Soriano and Nolan Arenado.

  124. Big League Wood says:
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    Anyone think there is a link from the absence of PEDs and the ridiculous increase in TJ. ???

    I do buy into the “travel ball” generation explanation. I have 2 sons that play (not primary pitchers) and the year round throwing, tournaments, and showcases have to have a long term impact. Some teams Kids playing 100 games a year starting at age 9 and 10 and their pitchers are throwing breaking balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big League Wood: Yeah, could be the travel ball explanation, best reason I’ve heard… Or maybe it is (lack of) PEDs

  125. Sol says:
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    Grey,

    In dynasty and redraft leagues, there should be a discussion about rookie/young pitchers who have not undergone TJ surgery. Are they worth a keeper or high draft pick? Seems like one runs the HIGH risk of losing an ace for the year example: Matt Harvey, Kris Medlen, now Jose Fernandez.

    • Sol says:
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      @Sol: continued thought…It appears as though TJ surgery is becoming more of a right of passage nowadays. It is an additional factor you take into account, you ask yourself, “Did this guy have TJ surgery?” before drafting or keeping him.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sol: you shouldn’t WANT your players to have had this yet, it doesn’t cut down on a second visit having had the first or anything like that.

        • Sol says:
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          @goodfold2: Thanks! A second TJ surgery is common?

          • @Sol: See Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, Brian Wilson, Joakim Soria … I believe they’ve all had 2 TJ surgeries, any probably others.

  126. J-Money says:
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    Trade Chris Sale for Starlin Castro? OPS League, would fill my MI spot with Alcides playing short.

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Or would you be looking for more. His team just lost J-Fer.

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @J-Money: Last week I made these three trades for my Chis Sale.

      Sale for… Bailey + Dee Gordon
      Sale + E Cab + Ryan Zimmerman for… Cano + Dee Gordon
      Sale + Walker + Phillips for… Cano + Colby Lewis

  127. Designated Shitter says:
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    @Grey: “…because babies only understand lactating boobs”

    lmao… I still only understand boobies and poontang pie!!! Good Post as usual Man!!!

  128. LanceB says:
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    Pinch me if I’m crazy but…

    Miggy and Strasburg for Felix and Stanton?

    I’m leaning towards the Felix side for some reason, what do you think? Is it at least close?

    Thanks

  129. I Zimbra says:
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    Updated ROS line on Votto now he’s batting cleanup?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @I Zimbra: he batted 3 all last year with only 73 rbi’s… shouldn’t make much of a difference from 2 and 3…

  130. Andrew says:
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    Price was dropped in my 12 teamer. Would you add him and start him tonight @ Seattle?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Andrew: In a 12 teamer do you really need to ask if you should pick up price for nothing? yes yes and yes

    • Hondo says:
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      @Andrew: That’s why you don’t drink and drop..Grab ASAP.

  131. Andrew says:
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    Price was dropped in my 12 teamer. Would you add him and start him tonight @ Seattle?

  132. JFK says:
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    My Adam Jones/Machado/Hamels for his Hamilton/King Felix/Stroman look fair?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JFK: Jones

  133. Ron says:
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    H2H points league

    Give: AGon and Harper
    Get: Gio and Saamadrjz

    Which side wins?

    • Swagger Jackers says:
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      @Ron: Depends who needs what. If you have extra pitching, go for it and take the AGon side.

      If you’re giving up Harper, I hope it’s not a keeper league.

  134. Rondell says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Neil Walker, Daniel Murphy, or Alcides Escobar for CI?

    Fat Pablo and Shitty Billy Butler, and BJ Upton are out there, do I drop Fatt Adams or Aoki for them?

    Who do you like for ROS: Trevor Bauer, Rick Porcello, Willy Peralta, Dillon Gee, Lyles, Niese;
    I own currently own Bauer but could drop for one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondell: Alcides… Hold Adams…Gee

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Who would be the next pitcher on the list after Gee?

  135. Cold Never Bother Sonny Gray says:
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    Pick 1 Andrus, I Desmond, D Gordon

  136. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Doolittle or Britton? Who is better for future save opportunities and better overall numbers (K, ERA, WHIP)?

    Thanks!

  137. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I’ve got to you the Razzball team a hats off. Most of the titles and quips you guys come up with are pure genius. Thanks for the laughs, advice, and quick feedback. You guys have got it on lock down.

  138. vivi says:
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    Gray or C Santana?

    12 team 10×10 league with OPS and QS as stats.

  139. Jay says:
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    Grey –
    great write up, I’m with you on the rhombus…

    here’s my team:
    C Evan Gattis
    1B Joey Votto
    2B Jedd Gyorko
    3B Adrián Béltre
    SS Elvis Andrus
    IF Aaron Hill
    OF Alex Gordon
    OF Giancarlo Stanton
    OF Norichika Aoki
    Util Eric Hosmer
    SP Matt Cain
    SP Chris Tillman
    SP Rick Porcello
    RP Glen Perkins
    RP Joakim Soria
    P Addison Reed
    P Stephen Strasburg
    BN Nathan Eovaldi
    BN Jon Lester
    BN Julio Teherán
    BN Rafael Montero
    BN Wilin Rosario
    DL Jason Kipnis
    NA Grégory Polanco
    DL Matt Harvey

    I’m thinking I need an OFer.

    willing to move Votto. Is asking for Gomez or J-Up too much?

    or should I wait for Wilin to come back and use Gattis as OF bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: It’s not too much — Gomez first

  140. Swagger Jackers says:
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    So this Fernandez development has me in a bit of a pickle.

    I’m in first place in my keeper league at the moment and Fernandez would be $7 to keep next season (5 total keepers).

    It he worth keeping on the DL all season to keep and get (maybe) half a season out of him next year? I’d be able to keep him again the following year for $10. There’s definitely profit to be had long term.

    The other option is to kick him to the curb or try to trade him for 10 cents. He’s dead weight for 2014 and I already have Trumbo and Adam TheRoach in my 2 DL slots.

  141. LAmont says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I was offered Castellanos and Melky Cabrera today for Bogaerts, Sandoval and Lohse. We are in a 2 team roto using OBP. We can keep 5 guys each year and everyone but Sandoval is $1/next year $6. Would you do it?
    I have a crush on Xandy but am worried about the batting order and him being a perennial 6th or 7th hitter and having no RBI chances due to Papi and Napoli.

    • LAmont says:
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      @LAmont:

      12 team….12 team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LAmont: Castellanos side

  142. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14 tm H2H, my opponent has an offensive advantage in terms of GP and talent this week, so I need to trump in pitching. 9 pitching cats–4 favor maximizing starts (IP, W, K, QS), 3 favor minimizing (BB, ER, L) and 2 are neutral (H/9, SV). Go with 2-start Keuchel (v TEX–Harrison, @ LAA–Richards (I know that’s Tue., but it’s a weird league)) or 1-start Peavy (@ MIN–Correia)? SON says Peavy, but Keuchel has been throwing QS with solid peripherals and would give me a 1-start advantage on my opponent.

  143. Caucasian Sox says:
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    10 team standard 5×5 looking for ERA, K/9, WHIP

    I give Jose Abreu
    I get Bumgarner, Cole, Wil Myers

    Thoughts?

  144. fausto says:
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    I was asking about dropping Jim johnson, sorry I now realize johnson is a more common name than dayan viciedo haha. …

  145. kisses says:
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    ROS: Matt Cain or Danny Salazar? Thanks.

      • kisses says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  146. sul says:
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    What side gets the better of the deal?

    A: rios
    B: Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sul: Rios

  147. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Gray I accepted offer getting trout aoki masterson and Kennedy for longo fielder and pagan.

    Well done or bad trade?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i don’t know how or why you got a 4th player on your side, very well done.

  148. Q says:
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    Start Masteson @ TOR tonight? I’m always dubious starting him on the road and in a horrible ballpark too. SON has him as a negative. BUT…..he is a sinkerballer and with Rasmus out, most of the Jays who could damage him are RH batters. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: I would bench

  149. Old Joe says:
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    My 12 team mixed squad is deep in SP (Tanaka, Cueto, Kennedy, CJ WIlson, Hamels, Harang, Cain, Fister, Cobb).

    Considering dealing Hamels for Pence- good trade?

  150. Q says:
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    Orioles’ beat writer on Twitter says Gausman is up to start vs. Detroit on Wednesday afternoon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EL BURRO: Thanks for the heads up!

      • @Grey:

        all I need is Cobb back – along with 1/2 my offense and I should be back to league domination by around ….July.

    • Hondo says:
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      @EL BURRO: He’s pitching on 4 days rest after coming back from pneumonia and going 4 2/3.

      That having been said,I’m grabbing him.

      • @Hondo:

        Yes, he’s also arguably the best arm in Bal from Day 1 (aside from Tillman) and possibly Bundy, who may be up post ASB. I wouldnt read into the innings from an effectiveness perspective, Bal brass kept his innings down to preserve his arm for MLB bats.

        Hoping he pitches well and forces a decision. Could see him getting stretched out to the tune of 150-160 innings rest of way. ENTER The GasMan Chamber!

  151. Hi Grey —

    Reposting a question above that was skipped (with a typo fixed):

    Right now my patchwork closer corps (14-team redraft roto) are made up of Shaw, Familia, and Axford. Would you switch any of them for JSmith, Doolittle, Gregerson, Ziegler, or Britton? Or should I hold tight? If you think it’s a good idea to make a change, please give me your top couple of choices from the FA list since one may be gone by the time you see this.

    Ax seems like the most likely candidate to get the axe, but I’m worried he’ll figure things out and earn the job back. But I suspect you’ll say go for saves now or in the very near term.

    In another league, I’ll soon have Anibal coming off the DL and would like to stash someone in that spot … I don’t have any particular needs on this team. Who is a better DL stash between TWalker, Profar, and Motte?

    (For the second part there was one suggestion to stash Motte … no replies to the main part about current closers)

    Many thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Enrique: smith, walker

      • @Grey: @Grey: @J-FOH: Thanks, guys.

        I need to make a waiver claim to get JSmith and I have a low priority (13th of 14). If I miss out, would you stick with Axford? Or would Doolittle, Gregerson, Ziegler, or Britton still be an upgrade?

        Also, in the time since I asked, an injury-plagued manager dropped Trumbo. If I can grab him without a waiver claim he’s a better grab than Walker, right? Or is his foot more serious than I think?

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Gregerson… Yes, Trumbo is better…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Smith over Axford, Walker

  152. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    Great article per usual.

    I’m sitting on Josh Hamilton and Belt right now and it’s killing me because I picked up Mesoraco in hopes he picks up where he left off and now I’m short on a roster spot. Should I drop Mesoraco or do I drop Liriano at this point? It’s pretty slim pickings out on the waiver wire, but I could use another bat. Waiver wire options are: batters: pollock, quentin, ike, espinosa; pitchers: harang, archer, mchugh, floyd

    My other starting pitchers: Verlander, Minor, Yordano, Masterson, Kazmir, Chavez, Tillman

    Thanks in advance for the advice.

    • @Bartolo’s Chin: If you really need the roster spot, drop Mesoraco … the Reds obviously can’t use him as a DH and it’s hard to imagine the hamstring won’t bother him in the catcher’s crouch position — either giving him more days off or impacting his swing.

      Despite what we’ve seen so far, I’d still rather have Liriano than Kazmir.

  153. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    hey Grey ,
    did you hear about my great chavez win , last night ?
    never a doubt . never a doubt .
    and , as i mis-remember ,
    i did it all on my own !!

  154. Jay says:
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    cut bait on Ryan Zimmerman in a 12 redraft league? i could use the DL spot for Bruce as I have him and Cuddyer on DL taking up bench spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Okay

  155. Orioles prospect Kevin Gausman will make his major-league season debut in a Wednesday afternoon start against the Tigers, the Orioles announced. Gausman will be called up from Triple-A Norfolk.

  156. Steven says:
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    Trade Hosmer for Kemp

  157. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    I don’t want to believe I live in a world where such a thing as a Peg Boy exists. Lyons start notwithstanding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You do, unfortch

  158. Travis says:
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    Doolittle looks more likely to get saves soon, but who you like for holds–Doolittle or Britton? After losing Melancon and possibly Allen to closing duties, got no holds guy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

  159. SMLV1 says:
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    Its that game again…..Bench 2

    (12)Springer facing M. Harrison…Lefty
    (91)Holliday facing Arrieta
    (155)Rizzo facing Wainwright
    (264)Choo facing Keuchel….Lefty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, Choo

  160. Frank D. says:
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    How do you feel about starting Wheeler vs. NYY tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  161. Druss says:
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    Hi Grey
    Should I drop Bauer or Beckett or Ervin Santana for Gausman! Its a keeper League!
    Thanx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

      • Druss says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

  162. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    As for those wanting to give up on Fatt Adams. What goes up must come down, and what goes down must come up. Not to mention he’s still hitting .300, you’ll want him on your team when the Cardinals offense comes around as a whole. Probably as the weather continues to warm, he’ll start hitting balls up into the air that will come down in the cheap seats. And, his man boobs will go up and down as he trots around the bases.

  163. Tom says:
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    Right closer rank?: Johnson, Farnsworth, Familia, Qualls, Gregorson, Doolittle.

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Tom: Ugh! That list of “closers” has the same feel of the little dented can cart they shove off in the corner of the grocery store with clearance stickers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Familia, Gregerson

      • Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I had just dropped Farnsy so I had to watch his performance last night. Got very lucky, and easily could have blown the save. Texiera could not run so it was first and third rather than second and third with one out. Mccann ripped a one hop liner that Duda somehow snagged and turned into a bang bang double play. Mets were already getting another arm up in the bullpen to relieve Farnsy at that time. He’s done.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, I watched it too

  164. henncoop says:
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    JoFer news is devastating…he was the anchor on my 1st place team that has both Sale & Cobb already on the DL along with Jay Bruce. Sad trombone indeed. That leaves me with a current staff of Kluber, Gio, Wily P, & Hammel ….God hates me or at least the fantasy gods of this wretched hobby ….

  165. Bryan says:
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    Drop Stroman for Gausman?…or you think Gausman goes back down.

  166. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop TIllman or Hutchison for Gausman?

    Thanks!

  167. Jacks says:
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    Scully said last night that the twelve year old, who is a local Westlake Village boy, got 150 friend passes to last nights game. They arrived in yellow school buses and snacked on packed PB&Js as they watched their classmate do his thing on the big stage.

  168. ujoh says:
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    Gotta replace Jo-Fer. So sad.

    Would you trade Fielder for Sale and Salazar?

  169. SoSayethI says:
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    Hey Grey, Need your advice on a trade.

    Xander Bogearts (a 19th round keeper) and a 6th round pick for Nelson Cruz (7th round keeper).

    Being a Boston fan, I’m irrationally high on Bogey and while he’s a bench bat this year for me, I envisioned him being a cheap centerpiece of my line up for years to come. However with Bruce down, my team is severely lacking in power. Also I had 2 picks in the first round this year, so I feel like this might be my best shot to win. Is cruz worth sacrificing my future, or can I fill the power gap with my recent waiver wire pickups (Cron, Morse, Dunn).

    Alternatively I’ve been offered a deal for Cespedes involving Bogearts, or I could offer Sale + Leonys martin for Joey Bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bats for Sale/Martin too

  170. Zar says:
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    Do you like Gausman tomorrow vs the tigers? Should I drop Familia for him in a roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, not a great start

      • Zar says:
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        @Grey: Cool, was kinda scared of him facing detroit. Thanks!

        Would you hold Familia over Motte or Walker when either are closer to returning?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not over Walker

  171. Party Boy John says:
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    grey your not rostering singleton if smoak is available are you? or are you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  172. JP says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Appreciate the articles, 2 trade questions

    Would you trade Kazmir/Gordon for Blackmon
    & would you deal Tulo for Starlin Castro/Beltre ?

    Thanks

    • JP says:
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      Just to clarify, that’s Alex Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…Sure, Beltre

  173. Champs says:
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    Hi Grey!
    As usual thanks in advance and have loved the podcasts this year. Very competitive league so want to move fast to pick up Montero…
    players to drop or keep…
    SS Keep Aybar or Villar ??? I am torn??

    2b- I have Lowrie and tho slow and steady he had good value for me last year hitting 3rd…Now hitting 2nd and dragging me down a bit
    on waiver wire I have available Scooter, Espinosa, Beckham & Aviles, DJ LeMahieu , Infante, Hicks & someone jsut dropped Walker but not available for a day or two?
    Who would you pick or would you stay with Lowrie? I was leaning towards espinosa?
    Thanks my friend! I will send you a daqueri!
    Champs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Villar…Espinosa over Lowrie

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    Is Morneau for Wacha fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  175. Mr. Glass says:
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    in a non keeper league you dropping Bauer for Gausman or should i just keep stashing Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  176. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    holy shit, anybody go to yahoosports.com’s main page right now, they actually have a Pixies reference as their main title!

  177. Homer at the Bat says:
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    Jo-Fer: torn UCL. What car does Dr. Freeze choose this time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bentley

  178. los locos says:
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    Is this a spot start for Gausman or is he coming up? Drop Tillman for him?

    Also, do I drop A Reed for D Robertson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not clear yet…Hold Tillman… Sure on Reed

  179. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    s.romero/schoop/beckham in OPS and total bases league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Grey: didn’t know how much to expect out of romero. beckham is hitting in very good part of lineup now too.

  180. Wilsonian says:
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    Sent Tex for Cingrani. Good deal for me? When is that Italian guy supposed to be back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice deal, this week

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Nice! Especially when I have an army of guys who can play 1st – Davis, VMart, Morneau, Trumbo (DL), Singleton (N/A).

  181. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sorry for the repost, but didnt see a response above. weekly roto redraft. Fielder/Gio/sal Perez for Posey/Kimbrel/L Martin. Which side?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey

  182. Party Boy John says:
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    what is corey dickerson’s role going forward does he get everyday at bats?

    • Party Boy John says:
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      @Party Boy John: do you roster him in a 10 team roto? or is he kinda only for coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  183. Swfcdan says:
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    Good news with Ga(u)sman coming up for those of us who have him in keepers. Any chance he sticks this time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Awesome! Who gets bumped? Norris?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: There’s a pitcher called Okay?

  184. Wilsonian says:
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    Lose Axford or Dom Brown in a 16 team H2H league (5 player keeper) for Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Axford

  185. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G loving the razz radio. Would you rather throw gausman or kluber at toronto. Neither are great starts but replacing jofer and gonna stream til something sticks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kluber

  186. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Lost Jo-Fer and was just offered King Felix and Bryce Harper for Trout – Slightly tempting but think I’ll turn it down – thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turn it down, Treehorn

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        Thanks for the reassurance.. losing Jo-Fer has made me so… fragile.

  187. nick the dick says:
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    Also would you throw emoti tonight at baltimore in a 10 team that counts losses?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    A. Gonzalez/D. Mesoraco for D. Gordon/M. Pineda which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  189. los locos says:
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    Chavez or Tillman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  190. South Beach Boombas says:
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    Wilson Ramos or Yan Gomes ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  191. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    My Marte and Sale for Rios and Gio?

    I’ve been doing alright with streamers, but if Sale goes down again like everyone’s worried about I’m left with:

    J Zimm, Gray, Porcello, Wheeler, Archer, Bauer, one streamer spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  192. Brendan says:
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    Would you bench Cano today vs. David Price? Or should I never bench my studs, even in a bad matchup?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Brendan: always play your best players… although, david price isn’t an ace anymore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  193. Sange76 says:
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    Jose Fernandez owner…..

    12 team h2h points

    Staff is now Cain, Garrett Richards, Ian Kennedy and Masterson.
    Big bats are. Cano, Votto, Adam jones, Mauer, pence, Alex Gordon, Craig, prado, Reyes, Morneau, headley. Polanco and Matt Harvey stashed as late rd keepers next year.

    Offer in to me….my Cano and either pence or Alex Gordon for Darvish and Chase utley. Kinda tempting, no?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine with Gordon…

  194. Swfcdan says:
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    Buying the Ackley surge?

    Ackley, K(rappy) Davis, Dickerson in an OBP league? Pick 2 of 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Thats only one. Who’s my cut, Khris or Dick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Yikes.

  195. FagSwag says:
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    I need to grab a bat. My offense is well rounded, so I’m really just looking for the bat to hold the most value for the next month- Viciedo, E. Young, Francisco, Dickerson, or Krispie?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @FagSwag: EYJ seems to be the safest for value…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Beardcrabs: 3 days of playing time (and today only due to having a DH spot) doesn’t make a starter again. it was 1 out of 10 before last 3. However, if EYJ starts playing even half the time he’ll be back to being worthy of SAGNOF spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  196. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Elias for Lincecum or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

  197. MR.T says:
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    it’s a good bet to start iwakuma and minor

    iwakuma hosting TB

    Minor at SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  198. Abdoozy says:
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    I’m being offered Fernando Rodney for Eovaldi.

    My current cLosers are Johnson and Melancon.
    I have Animal and Cobb coming off the DL soon.

    Pull the trigger? I think I can hold off until after tomorrow’s start @ SF.

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Abdoozy: check that, Thursday’s start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  199. fielder's fatties says:
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    1. Trade Fielder/Altuve/Springer/Anibal for Goldy/Hamels? non keeper 12 team. If I gave Bum instead of Anibal would that be too much?

    2. Drop Montero (NYM) and his 2 starts next week (LAD/Ari) for Gausman who may not stick after tomorrow?

    3. Trade Fielder/Frazier/Springer for CDavis/Beltre? Do you like this offer better than #1 above? Would you do both? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side… Hold…Davis side

      • fielder's fatties says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – do you like Goldy or Davis trade more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Goldy

          • Fielder's fatties says:
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            @Grey: thanks – would you offer my rizzo instead of fielder or are we that down on fielder?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Rizzo

              • Fielder's fatties says:
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                @Grey: thanks! Should I offer my anibal for his hamels or my bum for his Scherzer or tanaka?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bum for Scherzer

  200. E says:
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    Pls rank the top 3 for UTIL for 12team H2H pts:
    Marte
    Gardner
    Bonifacio
    D. Brown
    Venable
    Butler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, brown, Gardner

  201. munnyshooter says:
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    16 team h2h

    My D. Norris for his C. Archer

    Mesoraco coming back from DL and want to deal Norris while hes hot. Thoughts?

    If not whats a good value for Norris pitcherwise?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Archer

  202. stynyr says:
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    Have Heaney at N/A slot. If/when he gets called up, who do I drop if anyone?

    My SPs: Kershaw, Hammel, Eovaldi, Smiley, Wacha, Teheran, Beckett, Wheeler, Kazmir, Cingrani (DL)

    RPs: Perkins, Hawkins, Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  203. Psychedelic Floyd says:
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    Hey Grey, good stuff as usual…

    13-team 27 man roster + 1 DL spot (5×5 Roto) with 5 OF 1 UTIL 1 MI 1 CI slots:
    I’m in 8th place after falling from 5th over the past week… Is Kendrys Morales a good stash at this point?
    Saltalamacchia, Yasmani Grandal, Josmil Pinto, or d’Arnaud at C? (1 catcher league)

    And last question.. My OF is complete shit with A. Gordon, Wil Myers, Dom Brown, Ozuna, and I just scooped up Carlos Quentin and Garrett Jones to rotate in. I have Adrian Gonzalez and Albert Pujols at my 1B and CI spots, would trading one of them for OF help be a good idea or do you think some of these guys are just starting slow and could turn it around? If so, which out of those 2 would you keep, A-Gonz or Pujols?

    Thanks abunch man and sorry for the long-winded post xD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Pujols, trade A-Gon…salty…forget Kendrys for now

  204. Knighttown says:
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    Cranky owner just dropped Matt Cain and Andrew Cashner in my 11 team daily 5×5. I can drop Kuroda and/or guys like Maybin for them if they are more valuable than streamers. Target either or both and in what order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Cashner

  205. Game of Throws says:
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    “Chris Tillman has some minor groin discomfort” Thats funny cause he’s been a real pain in my dick recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  206. Jacks says:
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    4×4 keeper league (no Runs or Ks). I’m middle of pack … have had between 6 and 12 guys out or on the DL the entire season (Kershaw, W Ramos, Latos, Sale, Iwakuma, Cuddy, Crisp, Rzimm, now Beltran etc). Also have Fielder/Bogaerts/Kemp/Hanely so I am not only injured, but underperforming. I think I still have a chance once I get fully healthy, if I make some astute trades. RBI production terrible. I just offered to the contender who lost JoFer

    $17 Madbum ($22 next year) and $38 Fielder for $6 Crush Davis and either $2 Kluber or $11 Salazar.

    He’s interested . My other starters are Kershaw, Iwakuma, Sale, Latos, Kennedy, AWood and Ventura. So feel like I am dealing from strength by offering MadBum. What you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s too much

  207. Wild Thang says:
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    Carlos Quentin, Pollock, Gerardo Parra, Leonys Martin?

    • Wild Thang says:
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      @Wild Thang: or Eric Young Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  208. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    today only bench 1 of
    espinosa @arroyo
    gyorko @leake
    s. smith @leake
    upton @vogelsong (sore back)
    aybar @ adverb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  209. BrownMan says:
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    Hey Grey, are you concerned about Alex Rios’ start to the season? It’s been very meh, and I was just offered Eovaldi and Brantley for Rios. Do I accept this or try to get a better hitter out of him? (He’s got Tori Hunter and Soriano as well)
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rios

  210. Tulo says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 9×10 redraft league and I had this offered to me:
    Trout, Alex Gonzalez, and Machado for Goldschmidt, Adam Jones, and Iwakuma
    I’m currently platooning Seager and Headley at 3b
    Stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alex Gonzalez?

      • Tulo says:
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        @Grey: Got messed up there hah. Adrian Gonzalez

  211. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS) H2H, Villar or EverCab at SS ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  212. Bry says:
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    Stash Bauer or Walker? Reasoning?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: probably higher upside with walker. but as good as bauer’s finally doing in triple A that’s not as obv as back even a month ago.

  213. Moscowitz says:
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    Dropped Gyorko for Frazier. I couldnt take it anymore. He cant hit enough HRs to make up for those huge hits on my avg. and OBP. Frazier will give me as many -if not more- HRs and doesnt kill all my other cathegories.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Moscowitz: what size leagues have frazier on waivers?mine have dominguez/asche and maybe middlebrooks (12 teamers), although those same ones have gyorko too.

  214. Wild Thang says:
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    Alcides Escobar, Villar, Hardy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  215. herschel says:
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    @Grey: trying to swap kimbrel for an OF. are rios or blackmon fair offers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  216. nick the dick says:
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    We dropping khris davis yet in a 12 team h2h for headley/swisher/de aza/viciedo/norris/ackley or any of the guys less owned than them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo

  217. Fenway Fungus. says:
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    Any news on Rosario? When does he come back? Would you drop Norris now to ensure you got him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario’s five days away… If you have a DL slot…

  218. The Undecided says:
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    For all Jo-Fer owners (especially in keeper leagues) here’s a little something I’m doing to lessen the giant ache. I picked up Bundy and now I’ve got Jose ready to trade/drop as soon as the I hear Dr. Andrews scalpel whipping across his over worked strop.

    I figure Bundy was a bigger prize than Jo-Fer before his TJ so with this move I at least have a shot at potentially getting something similar to Fernandez in 2-3 months vs. waiting out 12-18 months for Fernandez. It’s a long shot but wtf ya gonna do?

  219. Benny the Jet says:
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    How far apart are Leonys Martin and Jacoby Ellsbury? Alex Wood and Leonys Martin for Ellsbury was vetoed in my league a few days ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Far

  220. E says:
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    Roto 5×5
    give prince & verlander
    get a-gon & wacha

    thoughts? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon side

  221. Carnac says:
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    Oh hey there, didn’t expect to see you in tonight’s lineup, James Jones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, surprised to see that

  222. Carnac says:
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    Thank you, Benevolent Gods of Fantasy Baseball! You tested us by taking Jose Fernandez. And now you have rewarded our faith with news of… Nolan Reimold starting baseball activities?? Screw this, I’m out of here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    Who gets the CF slot in the ol’ H2H today?

    Springer @ TEX
    Gardner v NYM
    Heyward @ SF

    Tron has them in that order, and is gaga over Springer , as has been mentioned.

    I’m leaning Gardner, but have been sonavabenched by Heyward numerous times this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  224. herschel says:
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    @Grey: how do you rank gausman, montero, keuchel and smyly ROS this season only.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, Gausman

  225. Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!!! says:
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    Yan Gomes or Salty ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  226. Oppo Taco says:
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    Cole @MIL
    Masterson @TOR
    Iwakuma vs TB
    Sit masterson tonight and start the other two? SON is meh on Cole and Braun is back. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  227. Carnac says:
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    Many of Superman’s powers come from the gravitational difference between his home planet and Earth. Our planet has had the opposite effect on Andrelton Simmons.

    • Carnac says:
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      Give him another 100 ABs and he’ll have better counting stats than Avisail Garcia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  228. Big League Wood says:
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    see where Maybin is on the bench.

    In a 12 team league, 85 moves left, where my bench is full of DL players, would it be prudent to drop Maybin for EY2 ??? I also have Seth Smith as an OF on that team for Cincy & Coors this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  229. SpottieOttieDopaliscious says:
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    12-team, H2H points… being offered Abreu or Donaldson for Chris Sale.

    My pitchers: Sale, Cain, Hudson, Minor, Chavez, Richards, Archer, Montero… Kimbrel, Rosenthal

    My 1b/3b/CI sitcheeation: Gonzalez/Frazier/Lind with Zimmerman on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Abreu

  230. kev says:
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    I know I shouldn’t complain, but ticker teases are the worst. Angels scored 9 runs one game this weekend–Pujols and Trout? Combined 1-10!! I hate that. The Yelich blurb was hilarious..such a baby face
    good stuff as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  231. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    How would you about acquiring Yadi Molina and Chris Sale for Iwakuma and Mauer?
    10 team h2h standard points
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  232. Caucasian Sox says:
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    10 team standard 5×5 looking for ERA, K/9, WHIP

    I give Jose Abreu
    I get Bumgarner, Cole, Wil Myers

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  233. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Should I bite the bullet and dump Swisher for Duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  234. Big League Wood says:
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    Smith, Maybin, Quentin, Venable

    who sits? is like a poor mans Dodgers’ rotation ???

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Big League Wood: today it’s maybin, good luck with owning him or denorfia (who was listed as backup before quentin came back) going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  235. goodfold2 says:
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    1. at least one person values venable more than Grey, it’s SD’s manager! that dude just keeps getting starts and actually moving up the order while being terrible. he must be VERY good at defense.
    2. i own beltran in both my deepest and shallowest leagues (30 man dynasty and 10 team H2H)
    answer is clear in dynasty (i won’t get to trade him for big value in july like i hoped, even though he started season off looking like that exactly would happen), but in 10 team where these other types are available: viciedo/joyce/pollack/s.smith/solarte i’m guessing we could still wait a few weeks to see just how messed up he is, or just jump ship sooner?

  236. Travis says:
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    What level pitcher should I shoot for in a Prince Fielder trade? The MadBum seem fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum seems fair

  237. dubjay says:
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    Im thinking of cutting bait on M.GARZA.
    Best available SPs are
    R.MONTERO
    D.POMERANZ
    K.GAUSMAN
    P.HUGHES
    A.HEANEY(speculative grab)
    or I could grab the next closer in waiting like DOOLITTLE or FAMILIA?
    OR
    I could just leave that spot open for streaming.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  238. Jason says:
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    Grey,

    My shelby miller and Billy butler for Joey votto. Pull the trigger?

    • Q says:
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      @Jason: god yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: In a blue second.

  239. OaktownSteve says:
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    Not starting Masterson tonight in the NFBC and he faces 3 Blue Jays I have on that same team. I’m torn as to my rooting protocol. Do I hope that the Jays pummel him? Or do I hope he can build some momentum to make him useful for the rest of the season?

    And do I realize that it doesn’t make one sliver of difference what I think or do? Yes…yes I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always gotta root for a mediocre quality start from a benched starter

  240. Carlos says:
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    Would you drop J. Johnson for Melancon?

    • Carlos says:
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      Also, would you drop Springer for Pagan? Need average and steals.

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d want Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  241. costaricanchata says:
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    what’s tonight’s consensus on pomeranz ?
    i see that SON has him rated highly , @ 9.3
    fwiw …. i had him pegged as a poison pawn ,
    right after his last start .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah ,
        he could walk a few .

    • royce! says:
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      @costaricanchata: I agree with Grey, but wanted to add that Pomeranz’s problem always seemed to be that he only had two pitches (a FB and CB, I think)…he threw a couple of changeups in that first start, but not enough to change anything…so he’s probably a mid 4’s starter who could post under 4 ERAs for a couple of starts and then get pummeled.

  242. Grey,

    What’s your rankings on these guys? Porcello, Wheeler, Haren, Dickey, Kuroda.

    Any non streamers here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Haren, Wheeler

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    damn shame i have losses as category in one league where i benched masterson, since due to lyons i would have no problem having played him today being afraid of era, since lyons left it at 8.18. could’ve used the k’s, and possible win. (H2H league of course, i surely would never have played this start in roto)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: wellsy wellsy then, what’s the saying about shoes and feet? still better than lyons though.

  244. gareth says:
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    I know you’re low on both but who’d you rather have ROS – verlander or price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  245. Connor says:
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    Got offer Cliff Lee Tony Cigrani and Jay Bruce for Arenado Ian kinsler and wily peralta. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  246. costaricanchata says:
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    i have a couple of teams that
    would benefit from the left side of that trade ,
    and a couple that would benefit from the right side .

  247. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    juan francisco over any of asche/scooter/lind if i’m weakest in avg/runs, mediocre in homers/ops/xbh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  248. Grey:

    trade offer: 6×6 (OPS), redraft. ESPN roster settings.

    Trade My Prince Fielder (1B) and Dayan Viciedo (OF)

    Receive His Yoenis Cespedes (OF) and Allen Craig (1B/OF)

    That enough for Boca Burger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent

      • @Grey:

        thanks. If Craig wasn’t such a mule, this would be easier.

  249. SteveNZ says:
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    Phew. Sat Masterson everywhere. Though on the downside, my h2h opponent, who probably would have started him, doesn’t seem to be paying attention and also has him on his bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  250. SteveV says:
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    Chavez or Fister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  251. chris says:
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    What side do you like?

    Rizzo for Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  252. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Another fantasy source states that Nolan Reimold (neck) is doing all baseball activities. So, on the very day you ask, BAM: a reference to lactating boobs.

    The dubbing of Reimold as “Neck” is pretty good as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  253. SteveNZ says:
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    I knew dropping Dozier would come back to annoy me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: Miller’s minor league career would indicate he’d be better. (brad miller)

  254. SteveNZ says:
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    Santana with a single!

    Seemed worth noting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  255. The Thumb says:
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    Drop Masterson in a 10 teamer for Kluber, Smiley, or Rafael Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: start Kluber tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  256. Just Busted says:
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    Is his Yelich for my Frazier asking too much? He has Plouff at 3rd and Braun, Bautista, Davis, Jennings and Yelich in OF.
    I have Longoria, Arenado, Zimmermann and Frazier at 3rd and Moss, Jones, Morse, Trout, and Cuddyer in OF

    The guy proposed he needs 3rd base and I need OF so he wants to trade, but clearly he needs 3rd more than I need OF, what trade should I propose, if any?

    I LOVE the smell of moustache wax in the morning! Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… It’s not too much

  257. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Segura or Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  258. Em says:
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    How do you feel about Andrew Cashner this year, is he meeting your expectations? Would you drop Eovaldi Garrett Richards or Y Ventura for him?

    • Em says:
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      @Em: D Brown or Ozuna ROS

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Brown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Richards for him

  259. SteveNZ says:
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    Lorenzo Cain. Another drop made good.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, he has so many extra base hits huh. hehe. pollack or cain is gonna make me look stupid dropping cain yesterday, but pollack actually steals bases, and so far has hit a lot more 2b/3b/homers than cain.

  260. fitz says:
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    Would I be an idiot to drop Fat Matt Adams for Singleton in a 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  261. SteveNZ says:
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    For crying out loud, Pujols. This is excruciating.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: what is that like 1 for his last 28 or so?

  262. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    belt or pineda if my pitching is already very good in 12 team roto as DL last spot stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  263. John says:
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    Someone dropped beltran in 10 tm h2h my worst OF is Gordon, should try get him on team. He destined for DL looks like it?

    Hold Hunter or shoot for one these fellas….familia, mejia(watching that) farnswort, gregerson and doolittle)like doolittle skills best) axford cody allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Gordon… Gregerson…

      • John says:
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        @Grey: oday or gregerson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gregerson

          • John says:
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            @Grey: Am i crazy to hold or best i just get farrr away from hunter.

  264. SteveNZ says:
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    Just grabbed O’Day where it was possible to do so…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i will be at as soon as possible at 3AM. in 30 man league if he becomes a closer he’ll be my 3rd that was only set up to start year now closer (Melancon/rondon/o-day)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Hunter’s not long for this world

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: you think O’Day is the add there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  265. Night pandas says:
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    Hunter = crapped the bed
    The Field = 4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  266. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    springer actually looking good today. he walked! TWICE! Alex gordon finally steals also.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wow, three times now. if that guy gets plate discipline all of a sudden he could get really useful. where are all the steals though.

  267. costaricanchata says:
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    announcer mention that huston street
    has 3 blown saves for his last 70 svo’s ,
    (which prolly means 4 for his last 71) ,
    making him what ?
    a 50 cent piece of garlic toast ??
    cust kayin’ .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melba Toast?

  268. fitz says:
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    Trade Rizzo + Matt Adams for Pujols?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  269. Charles says:
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    Lose: Fielder and Uehara
    Gain: Anibal and Carlos Santana

    12-team, h2h, 6×6 with Ks and OBP (no AVG)

    I have Pujols and Abreu. I’d drop Gattis. An OF (like Joyce or Markakis) would be my 2nd UTIL.

    Sanchez would join Strasburg, Teheran, Liriano, Ventura, Kennedy, and Wheeler.

    I could add a Joe Smith-type to help with saves.

    What do you guys think? Is that enough for Prince and Koji?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  270. EK says:
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    Pls rank ROS for W, K, ERA, WHIP:
    Minor
    Santana
    Eovaldi
    Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Ervin, Eovaldi

  271. Matt Baumer says:
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    soooooo many comments, why not one more?

    5 keepers, 11 teamer,6×6 ops yahoo (so 10 batter spots)

    Have J Up, Cano, Freeman and Bautista

    Could keep ortiz, lester, Homer, andrus

    Do I hang on to Fernandez to be my fifth keeper over that quartet above?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  272. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    C’mon Gerrit, you couldn’t get through the bottom of a depleted Brewers lineup? Jerk

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      Grey says:
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      Agreed, blech

  273. JoeG414 says:
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    Who better for steals and runs: Maybin or James Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  274. barker says:
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    14 team keeper

    i give fielder pence seager verlander joe smith for stanton yelich laroache strasburg

    i have abreu at first and longoria at third with gyorko bogaerts as backups rest of OF is marte jennings rajai have jansen rosenthal rondon shaw so want to get rid of smith now also if i can

    would pick up singleton and/or cron as additional 1b with the extra spot and with la roache on DL

    and is liriano a straight drop at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you… Hold Liriano

  275. JoeG414 says:
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    The rest of the year: Wong or Bogaerts ? As a back for Simmions and Gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  276. goodfold2 says:
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    is it early enough in shallow leagues if we already have enough OF, with: jones/crisp (injured for a short time)/gordon/springer/beltran/rios, only play 3 OF, with 2 utils (but i already have arenado/pujols at those mostly, and goldy/longo at 1st/3rd), should i be waiting for beltran’s injury (and he was str up bad for 2 weeks before) or move on to somebody like solarte/gyorko/joyce. i just noticed that his being shitty coincided exactly with his falling over the OF wall back on April 17th. surprised no one has remarked on that. I could use the backup SS or 2B spot (scooter currently, waiting to see if he really goes back to platooning, he is producing when he plays)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Beltran

  277. Andrew says:
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    If you had to rank SP’s now for the ROS, where would T Hudson be? Top 20?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50

  278. Jon says:
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    Choose 2 ROS: Peavy, Jimenez, Stroman, Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel, Peavy

  279. Oppo Taco says:
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    Reed or frieri ROS?
    Also time to cut bait on stroman? Maybe a spec add on montero or maybe Jaime Garcia? Thanks

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      Keuchel is there too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed…Montero